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Daisey
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I‘ve never been particularly fond of the story of Pinocchio, but I was curious to read the original. It was an interesting combination of harsh and humorous alongside a very strong lesson to go to school and work. It got a bit repetitive with different ways for Pinocchio to fail at that lesson, but overall I enjoyed it.

Thanks again @TheBookHippie for pushing me to read another classic tale.

#ChildrensClassicRead2022 #SerialReader #translated

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ I do like the original best😂😅 I was shocked at how harsh it was as well! Woe. 2w
Daisey @TheBookHippie I can‘t really say I was shocked as I‘ve seen this in other older children‘s stories, but it was just such a strange mash up of harsh and humorous to me. 2w
TheBookHippie @Daisey Truly -although when it was written totally acceptable behaviour 😱 (edited) 2w
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batsy I'm not fond of the Pinocchio story, either; the versions I read as a kid seemed to put me off! I'm not sure why. I'm interested in seeing if I feel different when I read the original :) 2w
Daisey @batsy I‘ll be curious to hear what you think when you get to it! 2w
tpixie @Daisey Daisey do you do the 15 minute Serial Reader, or have you bit the bullet and paid for it? 7d
Daisey @tpixie I paid for it soon after downloading so I could read longer sections. I like it much better than downloading classics to my Kindle account, so the small one time fee was well worth it to me. 7d
tpixie @Daisey thanks! I need to remember it more as I read classics! 6d
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Lolly Willowes | Sylvia Townsend Warner
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One of the more intriguing books from 1926 now in the public domain and Serial Reader:

"Lolly" breaks away from her controlling family to the countryside where she finds freedom... and witchcraft! Yes! Satire, comedy, fantasy, and feminism all in one.

Read it in 16 issues with #serialreader

BarbaraBB Such a great book! Thanks for adding it! 2w
batsy I was so delighted to see this in there! 2w
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Daisey
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I admit it; I might have a bit of a problem sometimes committing to too many readalongs. I started The Adventures of Pinocchio tonight on #SerialReader. There were a few lines (like in the image) that made me laugh, and there were a few that were pretty harsh, including the cricket (ch. 4) and the wooden feet (ch. 7). So far I‘m amused and intrigued.

#ChildrensClassicRead2022 #translated

TheBookHippie I'm always amazed at what we find reading these classics! It is usually very intriguing and fun. 3w
Siddheshwar Which e-reader you are using?? 1w
Daisey @Siddheshwar I use the Serial Reader app on my iPad/iPhone for quite a few classics. 1w
Siddheshwar @Daisey oh yeah, me too. 1w
tpixie Yes the burning of the feet! Yikes! 7d
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SerialReader
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New to the public domain and Serial Reader in 2022! An investigation into religion's impact on social and economic development since the Middle Ages and whether Christian morality has been made subordinate "to the pursuit of material wealth."

Available to read in 30 issues with #serialreader

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Caterina
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I decided to start my year off with #SerialReader and chose this book because I remember enjoying the only Agatha Christie I've read: And Then There Were None. Also, this genre seems like a good vibe for a book I read in daily snippets on my phone! 👍 @SerialReader

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Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Now in the public domain (and available to read in 25 issues with Serial Reader), Agatha Christie‘s famed detective Hercule Poirot employs his “little grey cells” against a baffling case of murder and blackmail, with one of Christie‘s most controversial conclusions.

#serialreader

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The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway
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Just added a new year‘s worth of new books to Serial Reader, thanks to works from 1926 entering the public domain. The new batch includes Hemingway‘s “The Sun Also Rises” along with titles from Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather and more

Find the full list at the blog: https://www.serialreader.org/blog/new-books-2022-hemingway-christie-doyle/

Happy 2022! 🎉

#serialreader

Simona Exciting❣️ 3w
rabbitprincess Payment Deferred is GREAT and I‘m so glad it‘s entered the public domain for people to enjoy 😄 3w
batsy Nice! 😍 3w
DrexEdit Yay! Thank you! 😊🎉 3w
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Libby1
Parnassus On Wheels | Christopher Morley
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An utterly joyful book about a horse drawn traveling bookshop and the adventures of its human and animal companions (a dog named Bock - short for Boccaccio!).

This book made me smile.

ravenlee There‘s a sequel of sorts - I haven‘t read Parnassus but found the second one enjoyable if a little silly 2mo
Libby1 Thanks, @ravenlee ! I have the sequel on #SerialReader now. 😊 2mo
ravenlee I hope you enjoy it! There was one section I really liked (and the only one I really remember a decade or so later!) about bookselling as prescription service, like you have to prescribe the right book for your customer/patient. As an on-again, off-again bookseller since I was 16 it really spoke to me. 2mo
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Daisey
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Pickpick

Another short story finished. I remembered more of this one, and I didn‘t enjoy it quite as much as The Pit & the Pendulum.

#SerialReader #shortstory #1001books

JazzFeathers Yeah, l read it a long time ago, but l remember thinking l expected more from it. 3mo
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Daisey
The Pit and the Pendulum | Edgar Allan Poe
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I used to never really read for the seasons, but Litsy has made me more likely to choose a mystery or horror around Halloween. This year I‘m fitting in a few Edgar Allan Poe stories with Serial Reader. I think I‘ve read this one before, but I did not really remember the details at all. Definitely a creepy and appropriate story for this week.

#SerialReader #shortstory #1001books