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BarkingMadRead
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ch 12.14: Dmitry speaks up #heswearshedidntdoit #thejurydeliberates #guilty #omgwemadeittotheepilogue #itsamiracle #staytuned #thebros #hashtagbrigade #pemberlittens

In my defense, I chose this pic before I realized the epilogue had three parts 🙄

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5feet.of.fury Lmaooooo 1mo
Bookwormjillk Ha! Who makes an epilogue with 3 chapters?? 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk sick demented weirdos , that‘s who 🙄 1mo
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😅 1mo
Ruthiella 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
mcctrish FD is still writing this book in hell with Freud (edited) 1mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
dabbe “The epilogue had three parts“ because ... of course it did. FD= #mostlongwindedgasbaginliteraryhistory 1mo
dabbe @mcctrish 😂😂😂 1mo
mcctrish @dabbe I don‘t even know why he leads with these nonsensical statements about what is coming cuz we know BLAH BLAH BLAH 1mo
dabbe @mcctrish And how many times did he say he was going to be succinct with his words and then BLAH BLAH BLAH again to infinity. 😂 1mo
mcctrish @dabbe he has absolutely no chill when it comes to words 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO @mcctrish laughing so hard at your first comment 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO I think that I liked the last chapter best, everyone waiting around for the verdict unexpected by most. Although, weren't we told early on that Alyosha is the hero of this story 🤔, perhaps I misunderstood and he meant like .... the good one ... 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Ok #hashtagbrigade it‘s time to start thinking about our April book! We will be reading Rebecca, which only has 27 chapters 🎉🎉 we will finish with a few days off before our May book. Anyone can join us, so if you‘d like to read along, please know that my hashtags are often ridiculous and always chapter spoilers, so don‘t read the hashtags until you‘ve read the chapter! I am tagging the whole brigade, so let me know if you‘re in! #pemberlittens

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willaful Haven't read this one in a long time, so I'm in! 2mo
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m in! This one will seem like a breeze after #TheBros 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk seriously! Should be delightful 🤣 2mo
Librarybelle I‘m so excited for this! And I second @Bookwormjillk ! 😂 2mo
BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
mcctrish This means we will actually not be reading #thebros FOREVER #praisebe 2mo
CatLass007 I think I‘m going to sit this one out. The library hold list says that it will be available in 25 weeks. But please keep me on your tag list. I love your posts. 2mo
Cuilin I‘m still behind in #TheBros but will still join in the Rebecca read. It‘s been a while but I‘m sure I can find my copy. 2mo
dabbe I'm in. Can't wait to visit Manderley again. And to say “до свидания“ to #thebros! 🤩 2mo
Ruthiella @dabbe 😂😂😂 It‘s a reread for me to and will be a welcome change from the Bros! 2mo
IndoorDame Looking forward to this one! I love Rebecca! 2mo
peanutnine I'm in!! 2mo
quietjenn Can't wait to reread this one! 2mo
TheBookHippie Oh why not -I‘ll reread it it‘s been so long I‘ve no memory of it 😅🤣👀 2mo
kwmg40 I plan to reread this one! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @CatLass007 you‘re on my master list, do you want to be tagged for rebecca? 2mo
CatLass007 Yes I still want to be tagged. Thank you. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ah! I thought somebody was doing a readalong of Rebecca coming up soon! Excellent, I‘ve had it on hold but have been saving it. 2mo
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 2mo
dabbe I don't know if anyone needs this, but I have a pdf copy of REBECCA available online. Maybe you, @CatLass007?

Here's the link: https://bit.ly/3xfFPY4
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BarkingMadRead @dabbe thank you for sharing that, hopefully @CatLass007 can use it!! 2mo
Aimeesue Oh, what the heck, count me in. Haven‘t read it in ages. 2mo
BarkingMadRead 😍😍 2mo
CatLass007 @dabbe Thank you so much for thinking of me. I can‘t read ebooks, no matter their format. Too much eye strain leads to migraines.😘😘 2mo
rubyslippersreads Please tag me. I don‘t know if I‘ll get a chance to read along, but I‘ve read it so many times that your hashtags will be fun no matter what. 😂 #lastnightiwenttomanderleyagain 2mo
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 2mo
eeclayton I'll sit this one out, but I wish you all happy reading, you'll love it 🙂 2mo
eeclayton Can you repost this year's book list, please? Or just give me the link to the original post? I can't find it. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm in for this one - it's a fave and I haven't read it in several years!! 2mo
IndoorDame @CatLass007 I don‘t know if you like audio, but sometimes I switch to that for migraines, and this one seems to be available for me on audio via hoopla and Spotify premium 2mo
CatLass007 @IndoorDame I listen to a lot of audiobooks but it‘s not available through Libby. I‘ve never used Hoopla. I‘ll take a look at it. Thank you. (edited) 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 'Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." Count me in! I first read as a teen. Rereading a few years ago, I got so much more out of it. Looking forward to Discussion. 2mo
julieclair I‘m excited to read this one again! 2mo
Daisey You can leave me off the list for this one. I‘m not going to read it daily, although depending on how the month goes, I may listen to it again and check in with the posts. 2mo
ElizaMarie I have been wanting to read this one forever! I am not “part“ of the #HashTagBrigade, but... can I join? Not sure what y'all do, but I know I want to read this one :) 2mo
BarkingMadRead @ElizaMarie I will add you to the list for this one! The #hashtagbrigade is reading classics this year, one chapter a day. I post recaps every day, and the hashtags are often ridiculous and always chapter spoilers, so don‘t read the post until you‘ve read the chapter! We have a lot of fun! 2mo
ElizaMarie @BarkingMadRead oooo im excited! I'm purchasing the book tomorrow ❤️❤️ 2mo
BarkingMadRead @ElizaMarie fabulous!!! 2mo
daena Please add me in this one too. I‘m ready for this after the mountain climb that was the bros! 2mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookwormjillk Miracles do happen 😂 3mo
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BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk it‘s the little things 🤣 like little chapters 🤣 3mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk 😅🤣🤣🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
TheBookHippie The picture, made my day. 3mo
currentlyreadinginCO Not reading any comments or hashtags bc I'm behind - but using this comment to motivate myself to catch up!! 3mo
Ruthiella That image! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 💦➡️🍷💥💥💥 3mo
SamAnne 😂😂😂😂. Love the image! 3mo
BarkingMadRead I‘m so glad you all like the pic 🤣 I was worried I might I have gone a little too far 🤣 @TheBookHippie @Ruthiella @SamAnne 3mo
Bookwormjillk That pic is everything 3mo
dabbe #theperfectpic 🤩😂😂🤩 3mo
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead not for me but that‘s not a ruler to use … 😅👀🫣 3mo
mcctrish This is the Jesus I‘m here for, especially on a Friday after a looooonngggg week and #praisebe for short chapters 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess That picture and thank goodness for little chapters. 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Off to the ballet. #PraiseBe 📖🩰

KristiAhlers Oh how awesome. I adore the ballet 🩰 2y
IndoorDame I love that this is a ballet! I bet it suits really well! 2y
LeahBergen How was it? I was thinking of going! 2y
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Cinfhen
Magicians Lie: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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I‘m getting serious Margaret Atwood “Alias Grace” vibes ♥️#PraiseBe 🙏🏼 loving this audio/ novel #WrittenByALitten @theladygreer

Velvetfur Great photo, I love those flowers 🌷😊 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @Velvetfur when I went out to buy eggs ( #Necessities ) I took a side trip to my flower shop 🤫🤫🤫 (#Necessities ) I was so HAPPY they were open although I think by today they will be forced to shut 😢 4y
theladygreer Alias Grace is one of my favorite books of all time! And a major influence on TML. Did you see the Netflix adaptation of Alias Grace? I thought it was excellent. 4y
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Cinfhen Not yet @theladygreer but thanks, you just gave me an activity!!!! I‘m on my final 4 hours of the audio and I‘m completely spellbound 🖤🎩🐇I‘m really LOVING this book❣️❣️❣️ 4y
Centique Freesias are my favourite! 😍 4y
Cinfhen Their scent is exquisite @Centique 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 4y
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julesG
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This is my church (well, not actually mine, but you get my meaning), so reading to me is #LikeAPrayer.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Pic from internet

Cathythoughts I get your meaning 👍🏻❤️ 5y
eraderneely Amen to that! 5y
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Caroline2 Beautiful 😍 5y
BethM 😍😍😍 5y
Amiable Is that heaven? 😍 5y
Sace I'm in love 😍💕 5y
GingerAntics That is just gorgeous!!! 5y
Kalalalatja I just want to live there 😍 5y
Deifio 😍❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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McGonagall
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Pickpick
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mrp27
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Mehso-so

#booked2019 #newin2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️ This started off strong, if not a little predictable, and I was really enjoying it but by the end I was rolling my eyes. Whereas Handmaids Tale felt disturbingly real and plausible, this at times just felt silly. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it.

alisiakae A lot of people are feeling So-So about this one. 😞 Hey @cinfhen, your #unpopularopinion is becoming a bit more popular! 😃 5y
Cinfhen #PraiseBe @4thhouseontheleft 😉❣️I‘m no longer the odd duck 🦆 🙌🏻 (edited) 5y
Cinfhen I wanted to love this book fully but for me it was glaringly flawed 😥😥😥 5y
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mrp27 @Cinfhen Totally agree and I don't really feel I learned learn anything new about Gilead except it's dirty secrets. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage It felt like a sell out book, with none of the gravity of HT. 5y
mrp27 @BarbaraTheBibliophage Agreed, and I was so hoping that it wouldn't! 5y
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Cinfhen
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion Yes, in this case you can call me a cynic but I‘m pretty sure what drove Margaret Atwood to finally pen a sequel to her brilliant dystopian novel, The HandMaid‘s Tale,is the wildly popular success of the Hula TV series adaptation. The Testaments reads like a made for TV screenplay. This book was FUN but it wasn‘t flawless. After 35 years, I was expecting a more refined novel & less of a YA caper #PraiseBe 🙏🏼 #GoodNotGreat

Cinfhen I get what you were saying now @KarenUK this was entertaining but not fully satisfying 5y
Martyn_J_Pass Ouch! This is the huge danger of being a victim of your own popularity, hence the recent chaos over GOT and JK Rowling‘s failed prequels. I‘m tempted not to read it now and avoid spoiling my love for Handmaid. 5y
Cinfhen @Martyn_J_Pass was I a little harsh?? 🙈it‘s just Margaret Atwood has written so many brilliant novels with stunning prose that my expectation were of a higher standard from this particular author. 5y
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Martyn_J_Pass @Cinfhen No, I totally agree with you. When the bar has been set so high, authors need to keep it there. I‘m a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy but ‘All the pretty horses‘ was terrible and it put me off reading any more. When you‘ve been through The Road and Blood Meridian, he cant be giving us less than his best ha ha ha 5y
TrishB I‘m not rushing anytime soon and I suspect I‘ll see a #99ponkindle offer and suddenly jump off the fence! 5y
Cinfhen @Martyn_J_Pass TRUTH!!! Although my review shouldn‘t stop you from reading The Testaments. I don‘t think the sequel “harms” the Handmaid‘s Tale and there is a sense of resolution. I also believe Atwood wanted to give us her version before Hula gave us theirs 😊😉 5y
Martyn_J_Pass @Cinfhen That‘s a good point! Shame George R R Martin didn‘t think the same way ha ha. Thanks for the helpful review! 5y
Cinfhen @TrishB I‘m thinking some nice Litten or your wonderful hubby will gift you this book as you have a bday very soon!!!! ❤️ 5y
TrishB @Cinfhen ♥️ it wasn‘t on hubby‘s pre-approved list! 5y
charl08 It would be super boring if we all liked the same things. (I just finished it, loved it!) 5y
Cinfhen My opinion is obviously not in sync with most of Litsy @charl08 so what do I know 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5y
AceOnRoam It's ok to just go with your gut feeling @Cinfhen - It got way too YA for me as well. 5y
Cinfhen Hi @AceOnRoam !!!! Thanks for the moral support 💕but luckily Litsy is a warm place where one can voice their opinion with ease 😁 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen true true. Onward to your next great read hopefully 😘 5y
marleed I completely understand how you would feel that way. For me, I was thrilled, Ms Atwood was able to write her own conclusion - whatever that was. But about the YA thing, I get that. I felt that way about Where the Crawdad‘s sing. I love seeing opposing views as it makes me contemplate my own reading experience. 5y
Billypar Interesting- I remember being surprised about how much Maddadam seemed like purely entertaining fiction compared to her other stuff (though I liked that one, not a criticism). I wonder how much of a conscious decision the change in style was for both novels (I haven't read Testaments yet). 5y
Billypar @Martyn_J_Pass I'm with you on AtPH, but his follow-ups, The Crossing and Cities of the Plain are two of my favorites of his and favorite novels period. Even better than The Road and Blood Meridean imo, and I loved both of those too. (Sorry for the aside Cindy... Nothing to do with Atwood or The Testaments 😳). 5y
KarenUK Exactly! 👍 5y
Hooked_on_books Bravo to you for your honesty about a rabidly anticipated book by an author with a broad fan base. Truthfully, I‘m not even interested in reading this. 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 5y
Cinfhen My criticism is my opinion as a reader but I would never speak for anyone else or try to persuade another to skip a book. This was just a case of my own expectations not being met @marleed @Billypar @Hooked_on_books @KarenUK but I absolutely understand why others are LOVING IT!! 5y
Hooked_on_books I completely agree and feel the same way about my own reviews. I just know it can be hard to express a dissenting opinion about a book/author everyone else seems to love. So I‘m glad you did that, as we all should when that‘s our opinion. I feel like I sometimes see apologetic reviews, and we shouldn‘t have to apologize for our opinions. Every book doesn‘t work for every person. 5y
Martyn_J_Pass @Billypar That‘s a bold claim lol. Now I‘m going to have to go back and take a look at them again! 5y
Cinfhen @Hooked_on_books Thanks so much, Holly!!! It is hard to sometimes disagree with the masses especially on a book that is being lauded by almost all readers. I do think most people on Litsy are very respectful of differing views so I felt comfortable #SpeakingMYTruth 😘😘😘 5y
alisiakae I fully admit that my 💜 for The Testaments is tied up in my love for HT and Atwood. It‘s definitely not her finest work, but I still enjoyed the ride. 😃 I think it helped that I went into it not looking or expecting the same level of literary writing I found in HT. 🙌🏽 to you for voicing an #unpopularopinion! (edited) 5y
Cinfhen Thanks @4thhouseontheleft I think expectations were not properly checked and I think I approached this novel with a bit of cynicism. But I‘m glad diehard Atwood fans are not feeling the sting 💕😁 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are so opposite that I‘ll probably love it!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 5y
Redwritinghood Totally agree, but I just really enjoyed reading it. 5y
Reviewsbylola The Litsy reviews on this have me a bit nervous. Then again, I‘d say my expectations are pretty low. 5y
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Cinfhen
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve been alternating between print and audio and I‘m just LOVING the multi-narration 🥰#PraiseBe
And I‘ve JUST NOW noticed the image of a ponytail girl (#PearlGirl) hidden in the cape

Birdsong28 Have you noticed the handmaid in the ponytail of the girl on the back? 5y
Cinfhen Oh!!!!! So cool 😎 @Birdsong28 thanks for sharing xx 5y
Lcsmcat It‘s a pretty cool cover design. 5y
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MelissaSue81 Whoa I hadn‘t noticed that either! 5y
Suet624 Oh! Thanks for pointing that out! 5y
Cinfhen And did you all see the comment from @Birdsong28 How AWESOME is that @Suet624 @MelissaSue81 @Lcsmcat !?!!?! 💚💙💚 👆🏽 5y
GripLitGrl There are 4 images total in the cover it's brilliant https://twitter.com/GripLitGrl/status/1175238421725536257?s=19 5y
Cinfhen Cover design TOTALLY ROCKS @GripLitGrl How are you???? Don‘t see your posts too much anymore 😢 5y
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen work has been so crazy i haven't had enough free time for Litsy fun other than posting reviews😢 l can't wait till the winter when work should slow down & i can be more active again. 5y
Cinfhen Ugh!!! HATE when real life just kills the reading vibe @GripLitGrl miss you 5y
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen miss you too girl! 5y
Cinfhen Maybe you‘ll be back up for challenge posting in November 🤩 @GripLitGrl I‘m doing a Madonnna inspired playlist 😜 5y
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