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Y‘all. I totally forgot to bring my copy on my trip for #blc23 (Book Lovers Con). I will catch up and start posting on Monday at some point! Until then, show me what version you have, I love seeing all of the different covers. I didn‘t have a chance to check out the setup, but I‘m assuming a chapter a day will work! #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade

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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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I had been so god this year and during the year‘s first four months only bought 6 books. Then May came and I bought 8 books.

The good thing is that I have already read 3; the 2 Manga and Black Butterflies.

I hope to get to several of these in June.

And A Glass of Blessings is for a buddy read in November #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade. I bought it early since I was buying from an online bookstore I usually don‘t buy from.

Jari-chan Enchanted April is such a lovely book 🤭 9h
MizzGraham Love Spy Family! 8h
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Thanks for the tag, @The_Penniless_Author!

1. Favorite book in May: CRANFORD by Elizabeth Gaskell and read with the #pemberlittens. 🩵🤍🩵
2. I still have 50% to read for THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson. Hoping I'll finish, but ...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1d
TheSpineView Good book! Thanks for playing 📖📘📚 1d
dabbe @TheSpineView 🤩😍🤗 1d
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#Pemberlittens posting this month's
#JaneAndTheExcellentReadalong discussion early. Tomorrow is the busy day after a 3 day weekend. Today I'm lounging on the porch.


Crinoline_Laphroaig 1️⃣ Chapter 1. ?
2️⃣ Henry. He's such a good brother in this one. Plus I loved this: "Ah,” Henry said knowledgeably. “And at the cold collation that is certain to follow—not even the General could be so remiss in what is due to his daughter as to forgo the cold collation!

Crinoline_Laphroaig 3️⃣ “Worthing?” His tone of revulsion was not propitious. “Jane, only such relicts of the country gentry as are tottering on the edge of their graves, seek to be known in Worthing.”

"Let it be the taffeta, my dearest Jane."

Not from book but rather from @stephaniebarronfrancinemathews interview included at the end. "I like the realm of possibility; it‘s the bedrock of all my writing, and far more interesting than the known world."
Crinoline_Laphroaig 4️⃣ I would quickly tire of fashionable crowd at Brighton. Give me quiet rambles along the Cobb at Lyme.

5️⃣ Google tells me Avg May sea temperatures off Brighton are 11.6°C / 52.9°F. 🥶 Surely there will be tea at the cold collation!

6️⃣ As long as Bryon doesn't dump us in the sea, I rather be above ground and in the fresh air.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig 7️⃣ While I know quite a bit about Eliza de Feuillide, I didn't know she died of breast cancer. I would like to read a biography of her.

8️⃣ Everyone is aging and it shows "The Autumn of my life is come— my hopes of happiness long since buried in an unmarked grave— and how long, pray, shall the sun endure, before Winter?"
Crinoline_Laphroaig In June we are off to Godmersham Park, Kent in the autumn of 1813 with Jane and the Canterbury Tale. Counting down to Release of last in the series: Jane and the Final Mystery.

As always this is Read at Your Own Pace. So jump into Discussion whenever you want. 🎩
kspenmoll 1) stand out- when she met up with Desdemona, the Rogue‘s niece. 2) Fav character-Henry. Felt I got to know him & their close relationship in depth. 3) “Mad. A poet touched by the insane. A diabolical figure of licence and flame, armed with a pen.”(50) 4) a solitary ramble along the Cobb 5) cold sea bathing 6) exploring the tunnels 7) I love the detail of all the clothing, but I learned about their bathing machines- they fascinated me, along 🔽 (edited) 1d
kspenmoll 🔼 the whole prudishness of the Victorian Age. 8) This took me awhile to get into but once I was engaged it was a wonderful ride, especially the characterization of so many characters. Looking forward to the Canterbury Tales. 1d
kspenmoll Tried to mark as spoiler- not sure it worked 1d
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll Henry really shined in this one! 1d
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll after our solitary rambles, we can meet for tea. 1d
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Witty and lighthearted, a delightful read. The pros and cons (but mostly pros) of female friendship and gossipy small town life are examined with realistic humor. Jane Austen's influence on Elizabeth Gaskell is very much in evidence. Quite fun!
Thanks, @BarkingMadRead , for another great Buddy Read with the #PemberLittens #HashTagBrigade !

BarkingMadRead Glad you had fun!! 2d
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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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I am so behind in reviews and am determined to post one a day until I am current.This was a book that I read because of the #pemberlittens.A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice that takes place in Toronto within a Muslim community. Ayesha is a school teacher with a desire to be recognized for her poetry.She is a modern woman who unexpectedly falls for traditional Khalid.Complications ensue when cousin Hafsa is engaged to Khalid.A fun read.

DivineDiana Photo of Amal Kassir, a real life spoken word poet who speaks out against Islamophobia. 1w
Cinfhen Sounds fun 🤩 good luck catching up xx 1w
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Ridiculously excited to receive a copy of this arc thanks to #Netgalley

One for #Pemberlittens for sure. Speaking of which, I watched Operation Mincemeat at the weekend. I actually squealed out loud at TWO Mr Darcy's on screen #swoon @BarkingMadRead

BarkingMadRead This looks fun! 1w
Deblovestoread That was the whole reason I picked Operation Mincemeat as our evening entertainment when visiting my dad a few weeks ago. 💜 1w
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Finished last week with the #Pemberlittens I quite enjoyed Cranford, a quick & amusing read. Cranford‘s small town vignettes highlight its quirky residents, including Bessie the cow. I especially liked Gaskell‘s sly humor in quotes like “I'll not listen to reason...Reason always means what someone else has got to say.” And her astute observations such as “Many a one has been comforted in their sorrow by seeing a good dish come upon the table.”

DebinHawaii Thanks to @BarkingMadRead for the excellent hosting & #hashtags 1w
BarkingMadRead I‘m glad you liked it!! 1w
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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What a delight visiting Cranford and the happenstances of its villagers! I absolutely loved this light, whimsical story. It has a much different voice to it than other books by Gaskell that I have read; it was quite refreshing to read something from this time period that was not as heavy. It makes me want to rewatch the Cranford series that was on PBS a number of years ago! #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade

BarkingMadRead I‘m so glad you liked it!! 1w
AllDebooks I've just looked the tv series up too! 1w
Sophronisba I keep meaning to read more Gaskell. I've only read North and South. 1w
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Under the Lilacs #ChildrensClassicRead2023
🎧 Cranford #PemberLittens
🎧 Born to be Hanged #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Panama
📖 Kitty, My Rib
📖 Piranesi - finished yesterday for #LitsyBookClub and still considering my review

📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
📖 #Clarissa
🎧 Ten Women #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Chile

📚 Continue current reads

Cinfhen Wonderful ♥️ 1w
Daisey @Cinfhen Thanks! It was a great reading week, and now that school‘s out for the summer I plan to have another great week. 1w
Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Hurray for summer break 🥳🥳🥳 1w
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