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A Room with a View | E.M. Forster
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Ruthiella OMG, the second kiss. 🥰 I had forgotten it. 10mo
Cuilin When it gets a little autobiographical “Even men might suffer from unexplained desires, and need help.” Oh Forster 😔 10mo
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Cuilin Also apparently the Weald is beautiful or is it George? 10mo
mcctrish @Cuilin 🤣🤣 George is getting quite forward with his kiss stealing ( is Miss Bartlett acting all nuts because she‘s already read this bodice ripper of Miss Lavish‘s ?) (edited) 10mo
julieclair George is so bold! The kiss! 😍 #DitchCecil 10mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish BODICE RIPPER 💀 10mo
TheBookHippie @Cuilin 😝 and need help 😵‍💫😵‍💫 10mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie it doesn‘t take much for Charlotte 🤣🤣 10mo
TheBookHippie It‘s very nice of you to put up a pic of my hair style in 1993 😅 10mo
TheBookHippie The kiss stealing is life. 10mo
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin I think it‘s George 😍 10mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish it is the exact phrasing my mind was hunting for while reading!!! 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig That hair!😍 10mo
Cuilin @mcctrish Charlotte knows!! 10mo
Cuilin @TheBookHippie He was gay and had lovers but of course couldn‘t be very public about it. “ unexplained desires” I find it interesting when self disclosure finds an outlet or slips in a novel. 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Cecil is insufferable. @Cuilin Very interesting, I didn‘t know that! 10mo
dabbe Oh, these characters and their drama! I love it! 🤩🤣😀 10mo
Bklover @Cuilin I didn‘t know that! 10mo
Bklover George is becoming quite the kisser! 10mo
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A Room with a View | E.M. Forster
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Chapter 13: Cecil doesn‘t like anyone and nobody likes Cecil 🤷🏻‍♀️ #sameoldstory #whydoesthischaptergetaname #notevenagoodname #solame #GEORGE #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade

Bookwormjillk #RunLucyRun #ShutUpFred middle class twit ha! 10mo
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TheBookHippie The chapter titles are as entertaining as the story … 👀😂😅 #norhymeorreason 10mo
BarkingMadRead @TheBookHippie seriously!! Everything that went on and the title is about a boiler?!?! 10mo
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead I‘m laughing every morning with my chapter 😅😂😵‍💫 #makeitmakesense 10mo
Cuilin “We don‘t want no dessert” speak for yourself Cecil. #whataLoadofTwaddle 10mo
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin I was highly offended by this comment. Don‘t ever speak for a girl and her dessert! 🎂 🧁 🍪 10mo
Bklover “We don‘t want no dessert”? How about “We don‘t want dessert” or “We don‘t want any dessert”!! If you‘re going to be such a prig at least use proper grammar! Oh, and I laughed through this whole chapter. Poor Lucy trying to appease everyone and at the same time hide all her little secrets. Go Lucy for finally speaking the truth about Charlotte and Go Freddy for being endlessly entertaining. I‘m getting very attached to Freddy! 10mo
julieclair I am still mystified as to why Lucy agreed to marry Cecil. 10mo
peanutnine @Bklover Freddy is the best 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Cecil… please go away. @Bklover I took that as him parodying uneducated people, or maybe children? I know he wasn‘t just being straightforward because he‘s too much of a jerk 🙄 10mo
dabbe I love how Lucy perceives George greeted her “with the shout of the morning star.” What a lovely line! And I think it was important that their next meeting took place out in nature, a place with many views. Back at home, she goes to change for dinner, looks through a window, and can't find a view. C'mon, Lucy. Figure it out! We're all pulling for you! #lasttimeaboilerwasinastoryformewastheshining 🔥 10mo
Bklover @dabbe And we all know how That boiler turned out! I have faith in Lucy. She can‘t possibly marry Cecil. She just can‘t. 10mo
mcctrish Charlotte is set to stir the pot ( I find her insufferable but if she sets the demise of Cecil in motion 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻) also Mrs Honeychurch DOES NOT get to diss Cecil after all the fuss about getting Lucy engaged to him 10mo
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A Room with a View | E.M. Forster
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Ruthiella This is the funniest scene! It totally made me laugh. 😂 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 😂I can't wait to rewatch the movie when we are done. 10mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Also does anyone know why some of the Chapters aren't named? 10mo
Bookwormjillk This chapter was so funny 10mo
BarkingMadRead @Crinoline_Laphroaig to drive us crazy 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
peanutnine This chapter was bonkers in the best way 10mo
mcctrish I was hoping for a #mrdarcyemergesfromthelake moment but with George and a pond but these hijinks will do 10mo
Bklover Finally a chapter that made me laugh! George seems to have found his spark! 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly This is a pretty ridiculous chapter! 😂 10mo
dabbe @Crinoline_Laphroaig I was thinking the same thing! 🤣🤩😍 10mo
julieclair This chapter was so surprising - in a very fun way! 🤪😃 10mo
ravenlee I loved George pulling pants on in a hurry and then jumping out of the bushes to greet Lucy. 🤣 10mo
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A Room with a View | Edward M. Forster
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Bookwormjillk Cecil you dummy #TeamGeorge 11mo
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Bookwormjillk Also as soon as work ends today I am going home to name all my tennis balls 11mo
mcctrish #GEORGE #temper #THEemersonsarecoming I just want to read and read and read now #mrbeebeknows 11mo
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk I mean, do you even play tennis #bumblepuppy if your tennis balls aren‘t named 😂😂 11mo
mcctrish Also the BEST thing about Cecil is referring to him as Fiasco 11mo
Ruthiella Ha ha! Cecil has totally shot himself in the foot by inviting the Emersons instead of the harmless Miss Alans. 11mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂😂 11mo
Morr_Books Maybe I wouldn't have stopped playing tennis if I had named my balls.... which just sounds dirty 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
Bookwormjillk @Morr_Books 🤣🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Morr_Books 🤣🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Cuilin @Morr_Books 😂 💀 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly Cecil is such a jerk! I look forward to him getting his comeuppance! 11mo
Bklover It seems to be an awfully small world, doesn‘t it? What are the chances???! 11mo
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A Room with a View | Edward M. Forster
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Chapter 9: 🤮 Cecil judges Lucy‘s family, and …. Well…. Everyone 🤷🏻‍♀️ #ihatehim #wheresgeorge #sopretentious #haveimentionedgeorge #thatkisswasawkward #unlikegeorge #george #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade

Ruthiella Such an awkward kiss. 😱 11mo
eeclayton What is wrong with her? How could she get engaged to this man? 11mo
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mcctrish Also Cecil “when you think of me, where am I?” Lucy #inaroomwithoutaview 11mo
dabbe Instead of being on the end of the kite-string of Charlotte, she'll be on the end of Cecil's. Guess his last name says it all: Vys-->Vice. #runlucyrun 11mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig That kiss is so cringe and sus. 🤢 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly Umm, Cecil, has anyone ever mentioned to you that you‘re supposed to LIKE the person you‘re marrying? And she‘s supposed to like you, so maybe stop insulting her and her family? 11mo
Bookwormjillk Cecil yuck. And also beware of canaries 🐤🐦🐤🐦🐤🐦 11mo
dabbe Class distinctions here, class distinctions there, class distinctions everywhere! Gee, why does Lucy see you only in a room without a view, Cecil? And we all know what Lucy yearns for--a room WITH a view--if only she can cut the proverbial strings! Mr. Bebe knows this: “If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting both for us and for her.“ That's what we're waiting for, right? #teamgeorge #georgeandlucy #byececil 11mo
Bklover @dabbe Exactly! I can‘t stand Cecil, and I‘m getting quite annoyed at Lucy too! 11mo
julieclair Wake up, Lucy! #inaroomwithoutaview is your future of you marry #CecilbadKisser . #ditchCecil 11mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm a chapter behind but #CecilIsSoObviouslyGay. 11mo
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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With just a couple of hours to spare, I finished Middlemarch in 2022! 🎉 #1001books

Thank you for understanding, @Graywacke , as I dealt with some curveballs that delayed my reading. That middle was a slog, but Eliot‘s sparkling wit and insight came back in full force for the final book and made it worthwhile for me. So glad I decided to give this DNF from college another shot and join you on this journey! #george

Cheers to 2023, everyone! 🥂

vivastory Impressive! 👏👏 1y
batsy Yay! 🙌🏾 1y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 well done! I‘ll continue my journey with #george this year. 1y
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Graywacke Kudos! You did it! And happy new year 1y
BkClubCare 👏👏👏🎉🌟🎆 1y
Ruthiella Wow! 🤩 Well done! 👏👏👏 1y
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Finally, I finished. 57 days. I would love to say something profound after finally reading one of the most famous Victorian novels. It‘s a smart insightful novel on community, family and marriage with some carefully worked out structure. It‘s playful, humanizing the hero and everyone else with humor. I loved Dorothea. I think Rosamond might have been a key inspiration for Edith Wharton‘s Undine. For some reason I just didn‘t fully take to it.

Graywacke Some thoughts on my mind: it has less literary power than Austen or Dickens, less foundation than Austen (but much more than Gaskell). It‘s gently feminist, but less so than Austen or Wharton, IMO. It‘s a thoughts-out-front sort of novel, another link to Wharton. I suspect Wharton was very much a student of Eliot. It‘s a novel that I enjoy thinking about much more than i did reading it. #george 1y
kspenmoll Sorry I had to bail on rereading this with you! 1y
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Graywacke @kspenmoll no worries. Maybe you‘ll get back to it at a better time. 1y
sarahbellum Great job! I‘m still plugging away, just rather slowly. Life‘s been throwing me some major curveballs lately, so my reading has taken a nosedive the last few weeks. My plan is to finish by the end of the year- less than 300 pages to go! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats!👏 🎉Thank you for the insight/comparisons to the other authors. I‘ve only completed Book 1, and somehow find it difficult to pick up again. Not because of the book, but my state of mind lately. I‘ll probably continue the journey after the holiday season. 1y
Graywacke @sarahbellum @erzascarletbookgasm i wish you both some life peace and mental zen soon. Sarah - I found these later pages easier reading than everything before. 1y
bnp Congratulations! I loved this the first time I read it, but have tried a couple of rereads since and not been able to get into it. 1y
Graywacke @bnp thanks and interesting. I‘m not sure how a reread would go if i were to start soon. It might be better but might not. (edited) 1y
AnnR Nice review! Maybe you've already read it, but if not, do you think at some point you might tackle 1y
Graywacke @Ann_Reads I would like to, yes. I haven‘t read it. Middlemarch was my first by Eliot. 1y
vivastory Impressive 👏👏 I've enjoyed your posts & I hope to read it in the next year or so (there is a Middlemarch street that I drive by a couple of times per week and it always makes me smile) 1y
Graywacke @vivastory thanks! Hope you find the right time. It‘s a little funny that you have a weekly reminder. 1y
merelybookish Late to say congrats! And interesting to see your comparisons to the women novelists who came.before and who followed. Eliot was snobby about other women writers. She wrote a famous essay called Silly Novels by Lady Novelists She didn't attack Austen but included Charlotte Bronte and Gaskell in her attack. 1y
Graywacke @merelybookish thanks and thanks for mentioning that essay by Eliot. I haven‘t read any Brontes since high school, but I read Gaskel‘s North and South earlier this year, and I have my own rant on it. I suspect I would like what Eliot wrote. 1y
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