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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Ippolit Kirillovich began his speech for the prosecution feeling chill and fever by turns in all his body. He later described it thus. He considered this speech the chef d‘oeuvre of his entire life, his swansong. To be sure, nine months later he died of an acute consumption, and had he had an early premonition of his end, he really would with justification have been able to compare himself to a swan singing its final song.


Ruthiella Having read now the entirety of that speech, I‘m not surprised he died soon after. It was EXHAUSTING! 😬 2mo
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mcctrish @Ruthiella it almost killed us so ……. 🤣🤣 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish WORD. 😵‍💫😅🤪 2mo
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Bookwormjillk Blah blah blah I want to hear more about the devil under the table. 2mo
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TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk yes!!!! And his tail 😅 2mo
dabbe Sung to Chim Chim Cher-ee:
“Skim skiminey
Skim skiminey
Skim skim cher-ee
This judge makes no sense
so I skim happily.“ 😃
BarkingMadRead @dabbe 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
mcctrish Why does FD start off the court chapter with “so much is happening, I won‘t bore you with the details” and then chapter XII.6 have some random character, near death, recount the ENTIRE trajectory of Fyodor‘s life and interactions with his sons and Mitya‘s spending habits and thus bore us WITH WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW! This chapter tells us the whole story but leaves out the devils and the cockroaches. 2mo
Aimeesue @dabbe HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Aimeesue @mcctrish Which, let‘s be real, were the best parts! 2mo
mcctrish @Aimeesue absolutely 2mo
mcctrish @dabbe all skimming shall be to this tune 🎶 #skimskimcheree 2mo
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Bookwormjillk So screwed 2mo
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mcctrish Only an insane person would go talk to Smerdy #amerdyispsycho and yet Ivan goes a third time #cantwaitforthatnot the Karamazov bros need a filter 2mo
mcctrish Also blue wallpaper torn and crawling with cockroaches #icanteven #enoughalready 2mo
dabbe @mcctrish I forgot about the roaches! 😱 2mo
mcctrish @dabbe HAUNTING me 2mo
dabbe @mcctrish My unconscious brain was so mortified that it blocked that part out completely. Until now. #shivermetimbers 2mo
mcctrish @dabbe I might be checking on @Aimeesue constantly to see what she does #nopressure (edited) 2mo
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Ruthiella I love how the unnamed narrator just shoveled the peas in….Is this the vegetable on the Penguin hardbound classic edition! 😂 Also how wonderful that Miss Mattie allows Martha to “walk out” with a young man now. It‘s rather poignant. (edited) 13mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella she‘s not messing around! Yes! This is the veggie on my cover. So random! 🫛 13mo
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BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I‘m glad she learned from her past! Poor Matty! 13mo
Morr_Books I'm afraid what the fate may be of Martha's new young man based on every other man mentioned in this book so far. 13mo
BarkingMadRead @Morr_Books right?!? It doesn‘t bode well 🤣 13mo
peanutnine @Morr_Books 🤣 I was thinking the same thing! #noboysallowed...tolive 13mo
Bookwormjillk @Morr_Books I think he should be safe because he‘s not a gentleman. #AnotherOneBitesTheDust 13mo
BarkingMadRead @peanutnine 🤣🤣🤣 @Bookwormjillk good point!!! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks I've started noting how many deaths there are in each chapter so we can get a final death count at the end 😂 #fourinfourchaptersseemslikeahighaverage 13mo
mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks I‘m starting to think this book should be in the gothic category AND who has company over and retires to the smoking parlour alone? I predict a bad end for any and all gentleman callers whether or not they are “gentleman” #sticktotheshadows 13mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks @peanutnine all y‘all giving me a run for the money on my hashtag game 🤣🤣 #imsoproud (edited) 13mo
eeclayton #CranfordDeadpool I'll go with Martha's boyfriend, too. He may not be a gentleman, but is supposed to be a good guy, so. 13mo
BarkingMadRead @eeclayton I‘m cackling #deadpool 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks At the rate we're going, there will be more deaths in this book than in a Shakespearean tragedy! 🤣 And it's like we just start getting to know a character, then BAM. You dead. I'm going to try not to care about anyone until they make it through the chapter. (edited) 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly The peas!!! If anyone else wondered about Aminè and the ghoul, I found the story: https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/lang1k1/tale31.htm 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for keeping track! I was not expecting him to die. I will never get attached to a man again. Unlike Martha. Love how she had her “follower” ready and one of his points of recommendation is that he‘s 6‘1”! 13mo
Vansa Finally catching up.I thought this was an incredibly beautifully written chapter-captures an entire sweep of changing social mores, a thwarted romance, class prejudices in one short chapter. Something entire books don't do as well. I teared up at the end-I wish Matty's changing attitudes didn't have to come with such a cost to her. And still women soldier on. 13mo
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Agnes Grey: Large Print | Anne Anne Bront
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eeclayton Good point about the Rosy girls! 😂 14mo
Ruthiella IKR! You all just finished Middlemarch with an equally egotistical and vain Rosalie! 😂 A stereotypical mean girl (TM). 14mo
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Bookwormjillk Should we be calling people Rosie instead of Karen? (I don't call people Karen by the way. I have 4 Karens in my family and I feel terrible for them.)

It took me a loooong time to get through this chapter. Why do so many people kill birds and kick dogs and cats in this book?

This has been deep thoughts by Jill.
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk it‘s starting to look that way 🤣🤣 #dontbearosie 14mo
mcctrish I was feeling badly for Agnes, would the mom even let her talk or explain herself?! But so happy she has the dog for companionship ( Matilda better let her keep it 😡) but stumbling upon the whole Mr Hatfield/Rosalie drama is just bonkers! He is an AWFUL man! If R thinks he‘s going to take a brush off well, saddle up!!! I almost felt sorry for R with her ramble about Sir Thomas Ashby and what all the mothers say and what he does and doesn‘t do. 14mo
mcctrish But then R throws her purse at Agnes to get her out of the way so she can hang out with douchbag Hatfield 14mo
dabbe I'm very worried about the terrier. That's mostly all I could think of during this chapter. Rosalie reminds me of Bathsheba Everdene in FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD ... only Bathsheba was the main character and not a snobby-nosed sidekick like Rosalie. Heck, she's not even a sidekick! #sheneedstobekickedintheass 14mo
BarkingMadRead @dabbe I legit gasped when he kicked the dog, I was so mad!! 14mo
Clare-Dragonfly I am glad Agnes is taking care of the dog but I‘m getting pretty annoyed with her! How freaking far gone is she that Weston can snatch a book out of her hand and she‘s all “oh, he‘s being brotherly”? 🙄 And she won‘t report the actual conversation with him, but she does report every obnoxious word of Rosalie‘s conversation with Hatfield. Plus, I get a slut-shamey vibe from her disapproval. Not that Rosalie doesn‘t deserve all the disapproval. 14mo
mcctrish I‘m reading this on the Serial Reader app and have just realized I missed half of the drama 🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ oh dear, is Hatfield coming for Rosalie once the whole debacle gets out?! 14mo
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TheBookHippie How I was taught and how they still teach at some parochial schools here... 4y
Graywacke Crazy... 4y
TheBookHippie Until the last decade you still had to stand in front of your church -girl only -if you became pregnant- several of my friends had to. (edited) 4y
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GingerAntics @TheBookHippie are you serious? smh 4y
GingerAntics @Graywacke it sure is 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics yup. If you got pregnant the girl got kicked out of school not the boy BUT IF you gave your baby up for adoption you could stay ...I could go on ! 4y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie sounds like catholic school to me! 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics close “Christian” 🤣🤣🤣 you realize I was in the same school with Betsy DeVos 🤢🤮 4y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie OH GOD!!! I‘m so sorry!!! 4y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie at least with Catholic school my mother ended up going to high school with Prince (the artist formally known as - who oddly enough was in the same hospital just before his death that my uncle - my mother‘s brother - was dying of the flu in at the same time) 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics the horror daily 🙄 and ack Prince 💜 4y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie lol it does seem there is a fresh horror every day when you go to any kind of religious school. I‘m always shocked by the folks who are super devout and they loved every minute of it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
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Christians are uniquely twisted individuals, all because Augustine was a uniquely twisted individual. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #icanteven #augustine #isthisguyforreal #adamandeve #stephengreenblatt

TheBookHippie It's crazy considering Jesus treated women like equals and was truly a feminist ❤️🙌🏻 the hatred of women is so very long 😭 ugh 5y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie exactly. It‘s amazing the damage just ONE MAN can do. Thanks for that Augustine. I‘m also glad that people in his own time saw him as psychologically twisted and demented. Too bad Christianity didn‘t listen to those people. Just think of the number of “witches” lives would have been saved. 5y
SamanthaMarie He is THE WORST. Blaming his own sexual struggles on women is just the tip of the freaking iceberg. UGHHHH. 5y
GingerAntics @SamanthaMarie can we also address that he banished his own child from his life because of his own sexual hang ups? Seriously? This is the model of Christian virtue is it?! 🙄 5y
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Moving Day | Meg Cabot
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I have been moving and sorting through my new house since Friday and I still feel like there's so much to do! Moving is a terrible thing lol I haven't barely seen my books, let alone read a sentence. Can't wait to be done and settled and be able to read!
#movingisnotfun #canijusthideandreadinstead #icanteven #tired #iwantmybooks #imjustgoingtogiveupandread

Insightsintobooks Hopefully you get all settled soon. :) 6y
Mindyrecycles Moved in January, after 18 years in the same house, and I definitely feel your pain. You'll make it! 6y
TrishB Moving my son today - that‘s stressful enough. At one point I moved 3 tines in 4 years....awful! Hope you‘re settled soon. 6y
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Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Squeeeeeeee!!! I literally shrieked!!! Surprise #BookMail from the most giving and incredibly kind @TrishB Im moved beyond words by Trish's generosity #ICantEven believe how much goodness exists on this platform 💕💕💕 @jeff thank you for creating Litsy!!!! It's brought so much joy into my life (and taken a few bucks from my bank account! ) #LittensAreTheBest 😘

Kalalalatja That's so lovely! 💕 7y
AmyG @TrishB is the lovliest. 7y
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JennyM I spy a superlambbanana! Iconic Liverpool! 7y
batsy Lovely! 7y
Cinfhen The #BookFairy is real & she resides in Liverpool @AmyG @batsy @jennyM and yes, you spyed correctly 7y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!!!! 7y
ElishaLovesBooks I was eyeing that book recently! #littens are so amazing! #ilovelitsy (edited) 7y
KarenUK Lovely 💕💕 7y
tammysue ❤️☺️ 7y
TrishB Yay 😀👍🏻 glad all arrived safely and phew you haven‘t brought it yet ❤️ . Thanks for lovely comments xx 7y
TrishB @JennyM 👍🏻 7y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen mine too ❤️❤️❤️ 7y
TrishB And me three ❤️ 7y
kspenmoll Litsy is full of amazing prople❤️❤️❤️❤️ 7y
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