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hes7
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#bookreport

read:
—17 books
—3 out of 9 forecasted
—all on audio
—5⭐️ for flight of the raven, signal moon + this spells love #botm

reading:
—? a curse so dark and lonely #24in24
—?? evelina #randomclassics #serial
—?? les misérables #serial
—? sarai
— ? the wonderland trials

Suet624 Impressive! 1d
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AnneCecilie
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#BookReport

I continued with Evelina #RandomClassics

I finished The Waves and is almost finished with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

I‘ve started The Light Years

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hes7
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#bookreport

read:
—13 books
—4 out of 9 forecasted
—all on audio
—5⭐️ for drowning

reading:
—?? evelina #randomclassics #serial
—? flight of the raven
—? just a boy and a girl in a little canoe #bookspinbingo
—?? les misérables #serial
—? sarai
— ? the wonderland trials

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AnneCecilie
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#WeeklyForecast

I want to continue with Evelina #RandomClassics

I want to finish The Waves and continue with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

I want to get a good start on the first book in The Cazalet Chronicles, The Light Years

BarbaraBB Great plans! 1w
Tamra It‘s taking me years to get Jane Howard! 1w
AnneCecilie @Tamra I hadn‘t heard about this series until last year when especially Lauren on Lauren and the Books on YouTube raved about them. So now I really want to get to them 1w
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AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Thank you 😊 1w
Tamra @AnneCecilie it sounds such a great series. I don‘t know why it‘s lingering on my shelves. Too many shiny distractions. 😉 1w
AnneCecilie @Tamra I got the entire series from my sister and her family for Christmas so they are still new and shiny for me 😊 1w
Ruthiella I really enjoyed The Light Years. 👍 1w
MaureenMc Love the Cazalet Chronicles! ☺️ 1w
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AnneCecilie
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#BookReport

I continued with Evelina #RandomClassics and finished The Sign of the Four #NoPlaceLikeHolmes

I finished The Swifts

I read a book about weird animals and Motherhood

I‘ve just started The Waves

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Librarybelle
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This is my 4th or 5th time reading this - I‘ve read his for quite a few History and English classes in college and grad school. What strikes me each time is Stowe‘s determination to plead with the reader to see the atrocities of slavery. She‘s writing for an audience who has no clue what slavery truly is - this is a abolitionist political piece - but she‘s also hoping to sway the minds of those who might be contemplating the validity of slavery ⬇️

Librarybelle ⬆️ in the American South. She uses direct address to really speak candidly with the reader and as #anomniscientnarrator , she guides the reader through the story of Tom and the ultimate denouement. Stowe is also very religious - she grew up in a religious family and married a preacher - so also stresses the Christian duty to help anyone. The enslaved are people too, she tries to impart. Overall, this is a moving piece of fiction tied to reality.⬇️ 1w
Librarybelle ⬆️ There‘s so much more I can say about this important piece of literature from the American Civil War era. It was banned in the South, and Lincoln himself quipped to Stowe upon meeting her in the 1860s that she and her work started the war. For anyone who has read this for the first time, I strongly recommend pairing this with what are called the “slave narratives,” those works by formerly enslaved who tell their story. They‘re hard to read, ⬇️ 1w
Librarybelle ⬆️ but of vital importance to cement the ideas presented in this novel with the true reality. Stowe does well skimming the surface, but she‘s a white woman writing of a world that is far from her own. I would especially recommend Frederick Douglass‘ autobiography and Harriet Jacob‘s autobiography, two works that I‘ve read a couple of times along with Uncle Tom‘s Cabin. There are many more narratives out there. Thanks for selecting this @TheAromaofBooks 1w
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TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! Thank you so much for reading this with me!! 1w
Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! 😁 1w
brittanyreads I learned a lot from your review! Wow, what an amazing story! Thank you 1w
BarbaraBB Fantastic review, thank you 1w
Deblovestoread I really appreciate your insights, Jess! 1w
mrp27 Excellent review! 1w
Librarybelle @mrp27 Thank you! 1w
Hooked_on_books I‘m a bit embarrassed to say I‘ve never read this. I‘ve meant to for years. I should really get to it! 1w
Librarybelle @Hooked_on_books It‘s not an easy read, but it‘s one I‘m glad I‘ve had an opportunity to revisit a few times. 1w
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What‘s with all these creepy men who are obsessed with Evelina even though she is kind of rude (in smart ways) and barely talks?! Obviously after letter 21 Sir Clement is the chief creepy creep of them all, but wow.

All the jerks and idiots poor Evelina is surrounded by are funny, though, for sure! I suppose the women of the Mirvan family are lovely, but they hardly get any page time. #RandomClassics

Librarybelle I read this a few years ago and am rereading it for the group now…I forgot how funny but also cringey this is! 😂 2w
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hes7
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#bookreport

read:
—16 books
—5 out of 9 forecasted
—1 ebook, the rest on audio
—5⭐️ for the unmaking of june farrow, mark of the raven + book lovers

reading:
—?? evelina #randomclassics #serial
—? flight of the raven
—? the last namsara
—?? les misérables #serial
—? only if you‘re lucky #botm
—? sarai

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Deblovestoread
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Another classic that was always on my radar but never got around to. Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for having this on your #RandomClassics list this year. The book and especially Tom will stick with me.

TheAromaofBooks Thank you for reading along with me!! Almost finished with this one, so I'll have at least one more post for any final thoughts. This one was a heartbreaker, but somehow didn't feel over-the-top to me. 2w
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AnneCecilie
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#WeeklyForecast

Buddy reads:
Continue Evelina #RandomClassics
Finish The Sign of the Four #NoPlaceLikeHolmes

I want to start a book on the weirdest animals

I‘m currently reading The Swifts and next up is Motherhood and if I have a really good reading week I might even get a start on The Waves