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BarbaraJean
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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Like Jane with the Bible, many people are turned off to certain books (or more to the point, religion) because of a bad experience in how they were introduced to it.

Whether it‘s a certain book or something larger like religion—have you had an experience that turned you off to something, that you later re-evaluated and found you connected with after all?

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sblbooks This is a great quote. Poor Jane was so traumatized by her grandmother, berating her every time she made a mistake. It's no wonder she felt that way. I'm thankful I never had that situation. I love that her dad introduced her to Bible reading in a whole new way. 14h
BarbaraJean @sblbooks I loved the whole passage following this quote where he talks about all the “corking stories“ and “'human' human nature“ that are in the Bible! And then the whole series of gorgeous quotes that really highlights the beautiful literature that's in the Bible. It was such a lovely moment, and for me, demonstrated how often people get turned off to faith/God because of some awful misrepresentation like Jane had from her grandmother. 10h
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BarbaraJean
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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What do you think of Jane as a protagonist?
She‘s not as prone to scrapes as Anne, her independence comes much more gradually than Valancy, and she‘s far more practical than Emily. What attracts you to Jane?

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Bkwrm7 I like Jane's helping nature and enjoyment of gaining competence as she learns how to do things although occasionally she felt maybe just a little too perfect and capable. 16h
julieclair I love her positive attitude, and her true desire to learn the skills necessary to make a house into a welcoming home. 16h
sblbooks I love Jane, she is less dramatic than other protagonist. She starts out very timid, due to her upbringing. I love how grows throughout the novel. 15h
BarbaraJean @sblbooks I did so love her growth throughout the book! I loved seeing her learn to stand up for herself, finding her own inner strength. @Bkwrm7 She does seem a little too capable, too often! I would have actually loved to see a few mishaps in the kitchen--more than the one or two tiny pitfalls we are shown. 10h
Daisey I agree with @sblbooks that Jane seems less dramatic than other Montgomery protagonists and I think this helps me better connect to her in some ways. I also appreciated that she did have so much growth in this story. 8h
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BarbaraJean
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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This book has several of LMM‘s common themes: the overbearing family who doesn‘t understand, the orphaned or isolated child who finds a new home, a quarrel/misunderstanding between lovers, childhood antics, joy in the natural world.
Are you drawn to these themes in fiction?
In reading Jane, did you see LMM developing these themes further or differently than in other LMM books we‘ve read? Or did you find them repetitive?

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Bkwrm7 I'm definitely drawn to some of these themes which is part of why I come back to Montgomery over and over again. Childhood antics, joy in the natural world and found family are some that I generally enjoy. Quarreling lovers I could take or leave though. 16h
julieclair Like @Bkwrm7 , I really enjoy the childhood antics and joy in the natural world. I find these themes to be so uplifting. They are a good contrast to the more challenging themes in many of the books I read. 16h
sblbooks I too, enjoy the childhood Antics and joy of the natural world in Montgomery's novels. Orphan is a buzzword for me.😊 15h
BarbaraJean @Bkwrm7 @julieclair @sblbooks I love the childhood antics in LMM's books & in fiction in general. What's interesting is I'm not particularly drawn to nature writing, but I LOVE the way LMM describes natural beauty as well as how it's such a deep love for her characters. In this novel, I noticed how the rural setting is such a contrast between the controlling grandmother in the city, and the freedom of Lantern Hill (and how Jane thrives there!). (edited) 10h
Daisey I love the joy and humor that always seems to find its way into Montgomery‘s books, as well as the way she describes the natural world. 8h
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AnneCecilie
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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#BookReport

This was the week for finishing books.

I finished the tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I finished Havanna Taxi, the book about butterflies and Remote Sympathy.

I read Galetea and Emperor‘s Babe

I‘m currently reading Checkout 19 and I‘m not sure about it. Does it get any better?

Cinfhen Im about 300 pages into Remote Sympathy - while the subject matter is difficult I‘m really riveted to the story 19h
Cinfhen Hope checkout 19 improves - great reading week!! 19h
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen The story in Remote gives you something to think about. I need to think about this one a little before I post a review. 17h
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AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m not sure if it‘s me or the books, but I‘ve decided to DNF Checkout 19 and that‘s my second DNF this month and I hardly ever DNF books. 17h
Cinfhen I bailed on 5 books this month!!!! FIVE 😬 17h
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen So you saying I shouldn‘t feel so bad? But I can go years with no DNFs 17h
Cinfhen Exactly!! Don‘t feel bad - at all!! Sometimes we need to trust our moods- life is short #AllHailTheBail right @TheAromaofBooks !??? 16h
TheAromaofBooks Absolutely @Cinfhen !!! 😁 @AnneCecilie so many amazing books out there waiting for you to fall in love with them - sometimes you just gotta cut one loose that isn't working!!! 15h
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AnneCecilie
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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Another winner from L. M. Montgomery. Jane is living with her mom, grandmother and aunt. Her grandmother rules everybody and expects to be obeyed at all times. One day a letter from Jane‘s dad arrives inviting her to spend the summer at P. E. Island with him. Jane accepts and everything changes for her and everyone around her.
This all the Montgomery ingredients for a great novel.

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@BarbaraJean

vlwelser That one is my fav. And there's a fun movie. 3d
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LitsyEvents
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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repost for @BarbaraJean:

Just a little reminder: the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead discussion for Jane of Lantern Hill will be this coming Saturday, May 28th. I‘ll plan to post questions mid-morning Pacific time—feel free to jump in when you are able! Then our book for June will be Magic for Marigold (another Montgomery I haven‘t yet read!)

original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2413500

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BarbaraJean
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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Just a little reminder: the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead discussion for Jane of Lantern Hill will be this coming Saturday, May 28th. I‘ll plan to post questions mid-morning Pacific time—feel free to jump in when you are able! Then our book for June will be Magic for Marigold (another Montgomery I haven‘t yet read!)

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AnneCecilie
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Finish the tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

Hopefully finish Havanna Taxi and the butterfly book

Finish Remote Sympathy.

Read Galatea (on Libby), The Emperor‘s Babe and start on Checkout 19.

Cinfhen Good luck this week 💚 1w
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Faithful Friends
🎧 Jane of Lantern Hill #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
🎧 Deep River

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 More audiobooks

MatchlessMarie Oooh I think What the F is on my library purgatory list from a few years back 💜 1w
Daisey @MatchlessMarie Yeah, it‘s been on my list for a while, and then I picked it up on an Audible sale. Seems like a good change of pace for this next week. 1w
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Daisey
Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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Pickpick

This is another L.M. Montgomery book I don‘t remember ever reading before, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it today. Yes, it was a bit predictable and the quick resolution at the end was a bit unsatisfactory, but it also included the humor, variety of characters, and descriptions of nature that I love about Montgomery‘s writing.

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