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Andrea313
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Chapters 16 and 17 bring the return of our old friend Edward Ferrars! The Dashwoods are delighted to see him, but sadly Edward goes all Sad Keanu on them, unable to shake off, or even mask, his low spirits. Elinor is "vexed and half-angry" about his behavior- and honestly, I get it! I always WANT to love Edward- he is kind and honorable, and I sympathize with his feelings of social awkwardness; but the dude is also kind of a drag.

Ruthiella If Marianne is allowed to spend “whole hours at her pianoforte alternately singing and crying” for days (which 16 year old me totally understands), then Edward should be allowed to be a little sad. Besides, we know why he‘s depressed and he has a pretty good reason for it! Lucy Steele! 😱 5h
Andrea313 @Ruthiella You're very right! Lucy is HORRIBLE, and it's absolutely reasonable to infer that Edward is managing some level of depression. I guess I just sympathize so deeply with Elinor and wish he would have been even slightly effusive about seeing her. I know he tries not to lead her on, but if that's the case, why leave the Steeles to even come visit? 4h
Ruthiella @Andrea313 Yes, it is hard on Elinor and doubly so when her own sister assumes her feelings aren‘t deep because she is able to hold her composure. ☹️ 3h
Blueberry I enjoy reading your chapter reviews 💜 3h
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Andrea313
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Poor Catherine is so, so sick and weak- can't read a book, can't hold a letter, is "doomed to decay"- but hey, there's Heathcliff and suddenly she has not only the strength to stand and embrace him, but enough to seize his hair and *keep him down on his knees*. They shout at one another about love and death and regret and both wind up weeping until Edgar comes home. I don't know how Nelly stands it, srsly. #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

Bookwormjillk Nelly loves the drama. 6h
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk Yup! 😝🤦🏻‍♀️ 5h
Blueberry Lol, enjoying your Wuthering Heights reviews also. 3h
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MicrobeMom
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderingthroughwutheringheights #pemberlittens #chapter15 E and the servants go to church. Nelly gives H‘s letter to C and he visits with her. H and C are extremely self-centered. They blame each other for C poor health. They hate, love, hate, love until E returns. C faints and H leaves only after Nelly says she will tell him of C‘s condition the next day. C and H are just awful humans. I really don‘t get how the stand each other.

rubyslippersreads They deserve each other. 😏 7h
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DivineDiana
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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After three years, Heathcliff has returned and is living at his former abode with the man who tortured him, Hindley. He has been invited to stay. Hindley has fallen deeper into the use of alcohol and gambling to assuage his grief. Heathcliff has resumed a relationship with Cathy, but Isabella has fallen hard for him. Awaiting Heathcliff‘s plan of action. #pemberlittens #wonderingthroughwutheringheights

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MicrobeMom
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderingthroughwutheringheights #pemberblittens #chapter14 a day late. E will not allow I to visit. So, Nelly will go to her. At WH, Nelly learns the horror that is H and I‘s marriage. He is verbally and physically abusive. All he cares about is seeing C. He berates Nelly until she agrees to let him see C when E is not home even though mentally she is not well. Heathcliff is just awful!!! And Nelly knows all!

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Cazxxx
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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BarkingMadRun
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Chapter 17 gives us another peek into Edward‘s personality…. #pemberlittens #buddyread

Ruthiella Indeed! Dare I say he has a sense of humor behind his reserved exterior? 🤔😀 14h
BarkingMadRun @Ruthiella it looked that way for a minute! Good for him! 13h
Ruthiella @BarkingMadRun Upon my honor! I mixed up the chapters! It‘s in the next one that Edward shows a bit of self deprecating humor. He is quite glum in this one. 3h
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TotalAshHat
The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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Absolutely stunning! A work of ever shifting themes and focus, wherein, I can say, there are many many villains, yet only one hero who will defy expectations. Part romance, part humor, part mystery and thriller and horror and philosophical musing—THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is divine and a wonderful start to my book reading this year!

ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 14h
TotalAshHat @ozma.of.oz Thank you! Pretty excited to find this book lovers community! 14h
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I'm going to have to agree with Nelly. If you love someone you don't wish them to be unhappy when you die.

This is why I've instructed the Nibilings that when I'm gone I don't want a funeral. I want them to toast my life with my good whisky.🥃

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
#Chapter15 #PemberLittens

Bookwormjillk These chapters get weirder and weirder. I‘ll say it again as someone who has never read this book it is not at all what I expected. 20h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Bookwormjillk keeps you wondering how much more dysfunction can happen. 19h
batsy I might have gasped out loud when I read this sentence 😯 17h
mollyrotondo But Catherine is so miserable! She blames Heathcliff and Edgar for “killing” her but really she caused her own misery. I don‘t feel sorry for her in the slightest. I agree with Nelly but not as it pertains to Catherine. 16h
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