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Kalalalatja
The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Pickpick

Finished this purple chunkster in the car (on audio) this morning, and what a ride it has been! Thanks for sending it to me @BarbaraBB 🙌 I loved experiencing the story unfold, and being sucked into the drama and intrigue. I wish Marianne had narrated more of the story, because I loved her voice, and some of the male characters got a bit too sexist (I know it is a product of its time, but it is annoying to read, still).

#PublicDomain #Booked2019

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 💜 5d
ephemeralwaltz Love the photo! 5d
jillrhudy One of my very very favorites 5d
ferskner I think that's something Collins is commenting on - men telling women's stories for them. At least that's how I read it, since he was pretty ahead of his time as a feminist. It adds an amazing layer to an already incredible book! 20h
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shadowspeak17
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Panpan

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I didn‘t care for this. I found it wordy and difficult to read. It‘s presented as a story within a story, but then it never goes back to the first story which I thought was a strange choice. The narrator goes on and on about how beautiful the children are to an excessive degree that got really old really fast. And not much else happened. Maybe I‘m just missing something, but I don‘t think this was for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #publicdomain

Scochrane26 I think that‘s just how Henry James writes. I‘ve read What Maisie Knew, which I liked, but it was very wordy & confusing at times. 1w
Hazel2019 Awww 🐱 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, even though it was so yuck! 1w
LauraJ Your cat doesn‘t look too thrilled with it either! 😾 1w
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MelissaSue81
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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This book filled #translatedbookpublishedbefore1945 for #readingwomenchallenge and #publicdomain for #booked2019. My daughter loved the Netflix series based on this book a few years ago but I‘d never read the whole story. Absolutely charming characters and a sweet, happy story about the power of kindness and forgiveness. Loved it.

bookaholic1 Shirley Temple did great in the movie Heidi 2w
Cinfhen Such a sweet choice 🧡 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice double dip! 📚♥️👊🏻 1w
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LeticiaToraci
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I will be reading this for the #publicdomain prompt from #Booked2019 and for the #spaceoperaseptember Readathon. @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏽 a #DoubleDip 🍦 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a unique pick! 4w
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Marni
Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Pickpick

Finally read this classic and loved it!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
#booked2019
#publicdomain
#booked2019fall
#read2019

Cinfhen #ConfessionTime I have NOT read this classic 🙈 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! I am so bad at reading classics. Most of the time they just leave me flat. @Cinfhen 4w
Cinfhen Glad to know I‘m not the only one @BarbaraTheBibliophage 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Definitely not. 🤪 4w
Marni I own the movie and have read Eligible (a retelling) 3 times. Felt I needed to read it. It actually lived up to the hype! I was surprised!! 4w
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Cathythoughts
The Moon and Sixpence | W. Somerset Maugham
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#Booked2019 #PublicDomain I decided on this one for my FINAL ( 👍🏻💃🏾) book in this challenge..... will read later this week. I read this so long ago I can‘t remember it.

JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 well done! 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks.... almost there now. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
FountainOfWords Enjoyed this immensely 1mo
Cathythoughts @FountainOfWords I‘m looking forward to re-reading this one 👍🏻 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Heidi | Johanna Spyri.
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Mehso-so

I never read Heidi as a child, so I don‘t have any sentimental strings attached. I don‘t feel this one has aged as well as other children‘s books from the mid to late 1800‘s, like Little Women. It was also quite preachy, esp the 2nd half. It is a sweet story.

It did fill a lot of prompts!

#booked2019 #publicdomain
#bbrc #mgme #classic
#readingwomen : translated book published before 1945
#MountTBR

LibrarianRyan I agree. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure if I could make it through a preachy tome written in the late 1800s 😜 sounds like torture 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It wasn‘t too heavy-handed, and it was all in the 2nd half, so I was already committed by the time I reached it. I probably would have bailed if Heidi didn‘t ✔️ so many reading challenge prompts! And it‘s a quick read. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It does make the very short list of books I won‘t recommend to Maya. 😂 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Who picked these prompts, anyway! 🤪👊🏻♥️ 1mo
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Samplergal
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A delightful book for young readers( and not so young as well). I never read this as a child, and enjoyed it at 63. Reminiscent of another time, this one still works. The children smart and inquisitive, enjoy their time living near the railway station in the countryside. #booked2019 #PublicDomain. Read through serial reader, a great app for public domain books. Only one more prompt to be finished the entire year of prompts.

Butterfinger I loved this as a child. I need to reread it because I don't remember much except the children were waiting on their father. I think. 2mo
TheLudicReader I loved that movie soooo much as a kid. 2mo
Cinfhen Lovely choice and YES to @SerialReader ✅✅✅ 2mo
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rabbitprincess Serial Reader is awesome! I have this one on my Read Later list. 2mo
Samplergal @Butterfinger you are correct. It reminded me of Heidi for some reason. It funny how I was such a voracious reader as a kid, and yet, still didn‘t get to so many classics. 2mo
Butterfinger @Samplergal what did you decide to read for the paranormal prompt? 2mo
Samplergal @Butterfinger Beloved! I don‘t know why I didn‘t think of it. I started it several yrs ago and just picked it up again. 2mo
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TrishB
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
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A good read 👍🏻 Marriages are full of secrets aren‘t they, big and little. Joe is a first class arse though isn‘t he.
#booked2019 #booktomovie
Summer done - now I need ideas about POC/MC paranormal and public domain my remaining ones.

Cinfhen I “enjoyed” the movie but couldn‘t read through the book! Glad u enjoyed!!! For MC Paranormal I read 3mo
Cinfhen And any book on @SerialReader app is #PublicDomain 3mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it was a quick read so I didn‘t dwell on my annoyance! I‘ve read Kindred already and liked. Do you have to download serial reader to see what‘s on it? I‘ll search #publicdomain and have a look. Thanks 😘 3mo
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Cinfhen Serial app is free as are all the books but u have to download the app 3mo
Cinfhen For public domain I choose 3mo
TrishB @Cinfhen thanks - I may have a look at serial app. Aww Little Women, I could read again as it was so long ago I‘ve probably forgotten everything.... 3mo
Cinfhen I loved it!! I had never read the whole book before. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage You can always search the #pocparanormal hashtag. And here‘s a list from GR. Not all are paranormal, but a lot are. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11395.Non_Caucasian_Protagonists_in_Science_... 2mo
TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks 👍🏻 I‘ve checked the hashtag and not been inspired as yet (or read) I‘ll have a look at the GR list - I‘m not desperate yet 😁 2mo
Reggie I‘m shocked you read this!!! I‘m so glad you liked it, though. Yeah, the husband was such an a-Hole and I just felt so bad for the kids because subconsciously, they knew he was a prick. Also, its never too late to take a step in the right direction. 2mo
TrishB @Reggie it was a gift and I try to always read gifts 😁 I think you need to do a positivity post for me every day to turn my thinking around!! I thought what a waste of your life and you thought it‘s never too late, I need more of that thinking! 2mo
Reggie 3 years ago, I picked my Grandma up so she could stay with us for a week. The drive was 4 hours. When we left her house her new husband was so cute telling her bye and then he called an hour into the ride asking if she was ok. She talked him up so much saying he was the best husband she ever had. I said gah grandma what about grandpa? She told me that when they were younger, she would stay home and watch the kids at night and he would take off👇🏼 2mo
Reggie take off to the bar. She said, “Do you know how embarrassing it is to have your comadres (woman friend) call you the next day asking you where you were last night because compadre was here, dancing with a woman. She told me that when they worked the farm for a rancher she caught him more than once with another woman in the barn. That my mother and her siblings have a half brother they don‘t know that exist in a town an hour away. That even 👇🏼 2mo
Reggie though he was a good dad and a great grandfather, he wasn‘t the best husband. I never told my mother or anyone else that story. Lies, I told my brother. But we‘ve never told anyone in the family. I think about my grandmother and how she had an 8th grade education and what options there were for her out there. She had almost none. When he passed away she started living for herself. I see a little bit of her in Joan. Sorry for the long story. 2mo
TrishB @Reggie thank you for sharing. My mum had similar in that my dad just treated her like part of the home furniture and I had to accept my Dad was a good dad but a lousy husband!! She remarried 10 years after he died and had 3 years of being treated like number one. You‘re right - it‘s never too late and I wish your Grandma many happy years of being treated like a princess ❤️❤️ 2mo
Reggie ❤️❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh I read this one too for #booktomovie 👍🏻 I thought it was great 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts did you watch the film too? 2mo
Cathythoughts I didn‘t see the movie ... sinse I joined Litsy I never watch telly anymore .. only if a match is on I want to see . Did you ? 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘ve never really watched telly (except the match like you!) so I haven‘t seen. Most films I have watched are generally when the kids have made me 😁 Charlotte made me watch Captain Marvel this week as she said it‘s the feminist film of the year! It was good fun and feminist 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts That sounds like fun ! I‘d watch a movie with my daughters too when they are home or maybe a cartoon with my granddaughter... but otherwise I‘d rather be reading. I hope you feel better & have a lovely lunch with your friend X 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts thank you 😘 2mo
Reggie @TrishB I‘m just throwing this out there but I think you would love this book. Not cause you need therapy but cause there‘s a little correlation of what was said here. Just have tissues handy. 2mo
TrishB @Reggie thanks Reggie- self help books are my worst nightmare so I have pretty much avoided this! But you never know, if an offer appears 😁❤️ 2mo
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