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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed reading this along with #pemberlittens but I dragged a bit in the last chapter. Finally I am glad to finish. Good thing about this book is it added many other books to my never ending TBR. I am particularly intrigued by the second part ( about Brontë sisters) and the last one was least favourite. I couldn‘t understand what was the agenda of the authors. 3⭐️ I could finish dis cos of #buddyread thank u ? @BarkingMadRun @sprainedbrain

BarkingMadRun I added a few to me tbr as well! (edited) 2d
kspenmoll Agree with your assessment - also added books for me to look into! 2d
Blackink_WhitePaper @BarkingMadRun @kspenmoll yeah hopefully we can read few books together in coming days 💐 2d
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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

Hmm. As a people‘s organization, it had issues in leadership. A woman run underground service for women. Sad to think we are regressing.

OrangeMooseReads I watched a docuseries on this group on HBO MAX. Now I need this book. 5d
Nebklvr @OrangeMooseReads I don‘t have HBO. This would be hard to watch. 4d
OrangeMooseReads @Nebklvr it was. The frustration level just kept rising in me. HBO MAX is a streaming service that you can get for a monthly fee. 4d
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Nebklvr @OrangeMooseReads I bet it was tense. I don‘t watch very much entertainment and hate to pay for it so will pry leave it at the book. Glad it is out there though. 4d
SamAnne Need to check this book out. The HBO documentary The Janes was wonderful. yes a difficult subject and time, but it also had a bit of humor, an just was so inspiring, these women who risked everything to save women's lives. I live on the border of Idaho, and my City will be taking in hundreds of women from MT, ID, the Dakotas, etc who now will be refused health care. 3d
Nebklvr @SamAnne I have a feeling many people will be looking into resistance methods too 3d
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CrowCAH
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#Two4Tuesday

1. I‘m not sure I‘ve read anything on that time era yet. So can‘t say I enjoy it or dislike it.

2. Couldn‘t find the book in the database, but A Romance of Lemnos by RG Achilles has been recommended to me by @CKBrooke , because it has some pirate 🏴‍☠️ action in Ancient Greek times.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 5d
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Bailedbailed

I didn‘t enjoy this as much as I‘ve hoped. It has an intriguing premise & what I‘ve read so far was interesting, as I‘ve not read any of the featured authors‘ individual biographies, but I didn‘t like the many aspects of conjecture. Especially in the first section, Austen, which has left a sour taste in my mouth. Also I didn‘t like the tone of the writing. And after the section of Bronte & Mary Taylor, I wasn‘t motivated to pick it up again.

BarkingMadRun I don‘t blame you, I feel like it didn‘t deliver what it promised 1w
batsy It's a bit of a letdown, isn't it? I found the first chapter on Austen pretty grating, as well. 1w
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DebinHawaii
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Mehso-so

Read with #PemberLittens This book while interesting, just didn‘t do it for me. There have been some very articulate reviews from others who read along & I don‘t feel like I can add much more to those other than my feelings. While I learned some things about authors that I didn‘t know & added Charlotte Bronte‘s Villette to my “must read” list, I felt let down by some of the negativity between these famous women & felt like a couple of the pairs⬇️

DebinHawaii … were more like “frenemies. It may have been true to life, but I didn‘t feel that all of the authors‘ conclusions were fully supported with the amount of missing/destroyed correspondence & other documentation. I did enjoy the afterward about some of the other, more modern day friendships between famous authors. Not horrible, but definitely not a favorite. (edited) 2w
Ruthiella I agree with you and my biggest takeaway was also to read Villette! 2w
BarkingMadRun Seems to be the common opinion! A bunch of us are reading Middlemarch starting in January as a #chunkster read 2w
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peanutnine
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Mehso-so

I finished this one with the #pemberlittens
It was interesting to see some of the female friendships these writers had and how they inspired or motivated each other. But this wasn't the best biography of these women that I've read. I might not have finished if it wasn't a buddy read

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mrsmarch
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1. 💜💙🖤🤍🧡
2. Amber, sandalwood, rose, peony
3. The tagged book was 👩🏻‍🍳💋
4. Queen of Wands
5. Pearl, turquoise
6. Dark chocolate 🍫
7. Frankincense
8. Being in touch with the dark side of things, enjoying fantasy, the change of seasons! #basicwitchswap

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Daisey
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Pickpick

I finished listening to the last chapter this morning, and although I think I liked it better than some of the other readers in our group, I also didn‘t love it. I felt some aspects were not fully supported and the authors sometimes speculated a bit too much to make what they had fit their views. Overall, it was a good introduction to some authors that I‘ve never delved deeply into learning about, but it‘s more a gateway than a definitive source.

batsy That's a fair review! I agree it works as an introduction. 3w
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suvata
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Pickpick

#PemberLittens #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong September 2022 @SprainedBrain

Through letters and diaries never published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. Sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always tantalizingly though consigned to the shadows. Two female writers and best friends bring to light the literary friendships of four iconic female authors.

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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

Some of this was interesting, and I learned a lot about several authors I didn‘t know very well (pretty much everyone but JA). But the authors drew conclusions that weren‘t supported. I know the goal of research and writing is to forge new paths, but a lot of this felt like arguing for argument‘s sake. Jane was catty about Anne, so she was mean and their relationship had soured. But Virginia and Katherine must have been closer than the 👇🏻

ravenlee stories say, because they weren‘t like that. It seems like in similar situations they drew different conclusions based on what they wanted to show - or didn‘t provide the evidence to support their positions. Overall, fair. #PemberLittens 3w
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