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jenniferw88
Thanksgiving | Ellen Cooney
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I may not be American but I do have a lot to be thankful for for today!

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 5y
Bambolina_81 I spent much of my childhood in GOSH. It's an incredible place 😊 and I have so much to be grateful for too x 5y
laurieluna ❤ This is why I'm on the donor register. GOSH are an amazing place and don't get enough praise I feel! 5y
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jenniferw88 @Bambolina_81 wow! Not only have we covered similar books in our master's dissertations (check the #classicbuddyread posts if you've forgotten lol!), but we have both been seen at the same hospital! If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? I'm based in Dorset! 5y
jenniferw88 @miralunasbooknook thank you for supporting them! 5y
DocBrown Um, what‘s GOSH? 5y
jenniferw88 @mdhughes72 it stands for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children! 5y
GondorGirl A wonderful thing to be grateful for! ❤ 5y
EllieDottie Wow! That is amazing!! 5y
StaceyKondla ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
Jas16 ❤️ 5y
Bambolina_81 @jenniferw88 I do remember 😊 I'm quite far away from you as I'm in Northamptonshire. I bet we were there at the same time 🤔 5y
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DGRachel
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May got off to a really rough start, but thanks in large part to the #classicbuddyread of a favorite and recommendations from Littens, I had some phenomenal 5-star reads. #bestofMay

Plus, I have some promising books on deck for June - #nowbringmethathorizon. I can't wait!

And special thanks to @CrowCAH , @jenniferw88 , @RealLifeReading , and @Cinfhen for hosting challenges that blew up my TBR. 😂

booksandsympathy Those Doctor Who books! 😱 6y
DGRachel @booksandsympathy They are super cute. I'm pretty sure I saw them when @TobeyTheScavengerMonk posted them. 6y
CrowCAH Thanks and you're welcome! 😊 6y
Cinfhen Thank the Littens who posted their awesome books! So much creativity and bookish knowledge 🙌🏻💕📚😀 6y
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Ncostell
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I finished Persuasion for the #classicbuddyread and really enjoyed reading everyone's comments on the book. I had only read Pride and Prejudice prior to this but meant to get to more of Austen's work so this was the perfect opportunity to do so.

books_from_my_shelves I love Jane Austen's books! 5y
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heatherkaz
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#cbr #classicbuddyread my heart broke for Anne in this classic, I also loved to hate most other characters!

I had fun doing my first #buddyread even though I stunk at it because I would end up skipping a day and having to catch up with a couple of chapters at a time. Thanks, @Bambolina_81 , for organizing this! 😊

Bambolina_81 @heatgerkatz my absolute pleasure! So pleased you enjoyed it 😀 6y
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Bambolina_81
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Day 24 and the final chapter of #classicbuddyread #cbr

Anne gives us a rather tongue-in-cheek moral: when young people want to get married, they‘re going to manage to do it no matter what.
As it turns out, neither Sir Walter nor Elizabeth object much, since Wentworth‘s risen in the world even as the Elliots have dropped. Also, Wentworth‘s handsomeness counts as a plus in Sir Walter‘s book - we've come full circle back to Sir Walter‘s vanity!

Bambolina_81 🎉🎊 Woo Hoo, we did it 🎉🎊Thank you to everyone who has participated in the read along even if you've just liked or commented on our posts. It's been fun 😊 xx 6y
heatherkaz Yes! I agree 😊 good for Anne for sticking to her guns, no matter how painful sometimes, but it's not exactly like her superficial family had to come to terms with her marrying a beggar off the streets. I am glad that this love worked ❤️ 6y
CrowCAH We finished! ❤️ Yes, Anne is very smart and wise for her years. 6y
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Sarah83 When do we start the next buddy read? Any suggestions? 6y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 I'm not sure! Shall we do a classic children's book next time? 6y
Sarah83 Maybe this or we try Jeeves? 😆 On the other hand I wanted to read the beauty and the beast shortly. interested? 😎 6y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 Beauty and the Beast sounds good. What version do you think? 6y
Sarah83 I have the beautiful edition. But I think the text will be the same. 😉 6y
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jenniferw88
Persuasion (Revised) | Jane Austen
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#classicbuddyread completed a day early. I'm glad I've reread this as it tells me Anne Elliott is not going on my #literaryheroines list. 2 ⭐ @Bambolina_81

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Bambolina_81
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Day 23 Volume II Ch 23 / 11 #classicbuddyread #cbr

I know a few people have finished already because it's hard to not read on from the penultimate chapter!

It seems that Anne has grown over the past eight years; though she continues to recognize the importance of duty and humility in listening to others, she has come to esteem & trust her own judgment more than she did when she was younger.

What do you think of the advances in this chapter?

CrowCAH The Letter chapter! ☺️ It felt a little too convenient that Mrs Smith knew about Mr Elliot's past and told Anne. Anne already had ill feelings regarding Mr Elliot and besides she was still in love with Wentworth, so she would have made the correct choice regardless. I love how Wentworth disguised his letter to Anne by saying he was writing to another. 6y
CrowCAH I also finished the book, today, but this is the first one where I get to use the new "read twice" feature on GoodReads, so exciting!!! Thanks for hosting @Bambolina_81 ? 6y
Bambolina_81 @CrowCAH I love this chapter! The letter gets me every time 😊 whom doesn't dream of receiving a letter like this? 8 years apart is a long time but wow, what a way to get it together 😍 6y
Libby1 Yes, thanks so much, @Bambolina_81 ! It is a great idea, but I lacked the self-control to read only a chapter a day. 😬 6y
CrowCAH @Bambolina_81 I agree, so romantic! Sigh 🤗 6y
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