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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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April is getting away from me fast… it‘s time to start planning our May/June #PemberLittens buddy reads!

Lady Susan is a short (80ish pages in my book) epistolary novel, consisting of 41 letters and a brief conclusion. I‘m happy to lead a readalong, but I think one letter a day will be impossible, even though I‘ve read it. 😂

Thoughts? 1, 2, 4 letters per day? Something else entirely? For comparison, @SerialReader divides it into 10 sections.⬇️

sprainedbrain Tagging those who previously expressed interest in reading this book, but ALL are welcome. Please let me know if you want to be added to the Lady Susan tag list. 😘 1mo
Librarybelle Maybe follow what SerialReader does??? That would seem like a good measure. Whatever way is decided, I‘m still in for this #buddyread ! 1mo
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AllDebooks I'm in, never read this. Happy to go with the flow on how we read it 1mo
sprainedbrain @Librarybelle I was leaning that way! 1mo
BarkingMadRun I haven‘t read it yet, should we do 2 a day? Or 3? I‘m good with whatever 1mo
Chili I‘m in 1mo
MicrobeMom I am in no matter the choice. But so think 2-3 per day would be good. (edited) 1mo
MoonWitch94 2-3 a day seems like a decent pace. But I‘m in no matter what! 1mo
ravenlee I‘m in for this as well! Never read any of this month‘s picks, so I‘m really excited. I agree with 2-3 per day, or however it works best. 1mo
batsy Thank you for organising! I'm fine with going the Serial Reader way, too—feels like it might be helpful for you to be able to schedule it in those specific sections? 🙂 1mo
Ruthiella For me, more is better. It‘s difficult to read only one chapter a day. 1mo
staci.reads I'm good with whatever you decide, but yes, after looking at it, it seems like a few letters a day would be best. 1mo
quietjenn Serial Reader is good I initially read this, so that way would work for me 😄 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I read for my April #ayearofjaneausten so I'll be joining in for the discussion, so whatever is good for me. 1mo
MeganAnn I‘m in since this one is short. I like the idea of matching serial reader as 10 days seems like a nice amount of time for this. Especially if the other two books end up being chapter a day reads a I found it hard to keep up with three books at a time. 1mo
DivineDiana I am way behind with April‘s read. Since this is short, I should be able to complete this one. I‘m thinking the same as @BarkingMadRun 🙂 1mo
mollyrotondo I‘m in!!! 1mo
eeclayton @MeganAnn I second that! 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I m in please tag me 💐 1mo
megnews Please add me. I like the Serial Reader idea. 1mo
julieclair I'm leaning towards the Serial Reader plan, but 2-3 per day works too. Really, whichever format works best for you as the leader would get my vote. 🗳️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm fine with whatever works best for everyone else... if I get too carried away I'll just finish it all in one big gulp anyway 😂 1mo
StolenBookmobile 2-3 per day is fine with me 4w
StolenBookmobile Just saw the update, haha. Looks good. 4w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Thank you to the 38 #PemberLittens that voted for our May/June books!

With 16 votes, Lady Susan will be out Jane Austen work. I haven‘t read this for years and will love to pick it up again.

Our book about Jane is Lucy Worsley‘s Jane Austen At Home, with 6 votes. It‘s been on my tbr forever.

And, with 7 votes, our book by another female author will be The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, another I‘ve read and loved.

Everyone welcome! ⬇️

sprainedbrain Please comment your ideas about buddy reads, which ones you plan to read, and if you want to lead discussion for any. As always, let me know which books you‘d like to be tagged for. Thank you! ❤️ 1mo
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Chili I‘m in for The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Lady Susan 1mo
LeahBergen All wonderful reads! I‘ll sit this round out for rereading but enjoy seeing everyone‘s comments. 😊 1mo
Librarybelle I started Tenant years ago and set it down because of life. But, I‘ll happily start it again…I remember loving it! I‘m in for Tenant and Lady Susan! 1mo
Daisey I will plan to read Tenant of Wildfell Hall and would like to be on the tag list for that one! 1mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m in for Tenant! 1mo
quietjenn Oh, excited about all these and will likely be reading them all! 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I just finished Lady Susan for my #ayearofjaneausten but will happily revisit with #PemberLittens! 1mo
MicrobeMom I am up for Lady Susan!! 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig And I've the Lucy Worley one on audio so I can follow along with it. It‘s been several years since I read. Not sure about Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 1mo
IndoorDame I‘m in for Tenant and Lady Susan! 1mo
Kdgordon88 I missed the voting but am excited by the choices. I‘m in for all 3. 1mo
BarkingMadRun So sorry I missed the vote! I‘m in for all 3! 1mo
staci.reads Definitely in for Lady Susan! I just read Tennant of Wildfell Hall last year, so I'll sit that one out. Jane Austen at Home is a maybe. 1mo
DebinHawaii Lady Susan for sure & I‘ll decide on the other two. 1mo
AllDebooks I'm in for Lady Susan and JA at home. Read ToWH recently, just added my GR review and tagged Pemberlittens. It is the best social commentary I've read. 1mo
Andrea313 Definitely in for Lady Susan, but will probably only manage one of the other two. Decisions, decisions...! 1mo
eeclayton I'm interested in all three 😊 1mo
nanuska_153 I'm definitely in for a Lady Susan re-read for sure. Jane Austen at home is a likely yes. I read ToWH a couple of years ago, it's great but not sure if I'll join for a re-read, don't know if I'm up to revisit that darkness, I'll see how's my mold 1mo
jenniferw88 Definitely in for Susan, would love to host the Worsley (! 😂😂😂) and I'll see about Tenant. 1mo
Cathythoughts I would love to be in for The Tenant … I‘ll just see how I can organise my time for it 👍❤️ 1mo
megnews I‘m hoping to read Lady Susan and Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I hope I can fit these all in! 1mo
Christyco125 I‘m definitely in for Lady Susan (🏷 please). Tenant is a maybe. 1mo
StayCurious I‘m up for Lucy Worsley for sure! 1mo
julieclair Great picks! I'm definitely in for Lady Susan and JA at Home. Tenant is a "sure do hope I can fit it in". 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I haven't read any of these!! I will probably end up reading all three 😂 1mo
i.besteph Good picks! I‘m up for lady Susan 1mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m in for JA at Home and Tenant, which I‘ve always wanted to read. Lady Susan is a maybe, as I‘ve read it (along with Love & Freindship) when the movie came out. 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I have read lady Susan, I will try to read all the three. ☺️😊 1mo
batsy I read the Brontë recently, but would love to join in for Lady Susan and the Worsley! 1mo
mklong Same as @batsy 😊 1mo
mollyrotondo I am planning on reading all three! Please tag me! Thank you! 1mo
Ruthiella Please tag me for all three. 😊 1mo
StolenBookmobile Tag me for all 3 please 1mo
LitStephanie Please tag me for Lady Susan. Thank you! 1mo
peanutnine I'm gonna attempt to read all three, please tag me! They all look interesting ☺️ 1mo
sb3626 I think I‘m going to try all three! 3w
SarahBookInterrupted Please add me to the Lady Susan Buddy Read 2w
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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My March #ayearofjaneausten read was Volume 3 Julvenalia. Quite the juxtaposition reading Sanditon immediately after. You could definitely see her growth as a writer and brilliance of what could have been. 📖 🧗‍♀️😔
#Pemberlittens @sprainedbrain

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While I was planning on rereading Sanditon in December a part of my #ayearofjaneausten. I couldn't resist joining in with #PemberLittens @sprainedbrain Readalong. Mostly I listened to the 12 Chapters on Audible. Really liked the narration of this edition by Emila Fox. This pick is for audiobook. Tomorrow I'll post something about story.

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#PemberLittens @jenniferw88 I found a wrong statement in the tagged #BuddyRead:
'... it's possible to read everything she wrote: Six completed Novels, three unfinished ones, three volumes of juvenilia...'

It's 7 Completed, 2 Uncompleted (The Watsons & Sanditon). I think writer considered Lady Susan as Uncompleted when it's actually Completed just Not Published.

Anyhow it has me planning a Yearlong Read of everything. 🤓


Crinoline_Laphroaig Which I guess is small mistake, it took me a minute of Google to figure out and going to my completed Novels to find it. But these are supposedly learned people writing these essays. 4mo
jenniferw88 Well spotted! 4mo
suvata Nice catch 4mo
ravenlee There‘s also an error in the Watt essay about Elinor reproving Marianne about accepting the horse from Willoughby. Marianne‘s response is to a different reproof - Elinor‘s censure over Marianne accompanying Willoughby to Mrs. Smith‘s house without chaperone or proper acquaintance with the lady. Which I also just posted about! (edited) 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @ravenlee I talked about how I didn't like the pretentious of some the Essays in another post with @mollyrotondo. I think #PemberLittens could match wits with some of these 'Scholars'. 4mo
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