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Clare-Dragonfly This chapter is so scary! And the doctor saying she‘ll pull through “this time”… 😭😭😭 8h
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BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly I knowwwwww ugh! 8h
Bookwormjillk 🥹🥹🥹🥹 8h
Cuilin “ if life is often as hard as this, I don‘t see how we shall ever get through it” 😢 (edited) 8h
TheAromaofBooks Hannah refusing to let Marmee know what's going on always infuriates me. I would rather be worrying from a distance than not know that my own daughter is dangerously ill! 7h
dabbe I call this the “waiting“ chapter. #ughindeed! 6h
kspenmoll @TheAromaofBooks Totally agree! 6h
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookwormjillk Good for Jo! 3d
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Cuilin Well, this was a very exciting chapter. And Jo 💇‍♀️ 💗 3d
TheAromaofBooks “Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.“ The last line of this chapter always gets me. 3d
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks What a powerful line! 🤩 3d
julieclair It‘s so strange to think that Marlee had to pack whatever medical supplies she could, knowing that the hospital would not have enough supplies on hand. Tough, tough times. 2d
mcctrish No is just so fierce and health care hasn‘t changed much 2d
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BarkingMadRead
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Cuilin Having a lark ✅ being wild ❎ runnng down hills also ❎ I also can‘t decide if the thieving of the glove is creepy or not. 4d
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mcctrish @Cuilin it is kind of or mean, considering they are expected to wear them but the March‘s don‘t have money for new ones very often. I love that Jo is published but I‘m mad about the lack of payment! They don‘t pay newbies or they don‘t pay girls?! (edited) 4d
dabbe @mcctrish Based on the seediness of the place, I'd say both. #grr 4d
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish reminds me of today‘s unpaid internships 4d
Cuilin @mcctrish I didn‘t even consider the financial aspect. Yes. 4d
julieclair I‘m thinking Brooke picked up the glove so he‘d be able to return it to Meg and look like a hero. Which is still kind of creepy. I‘m waiting to see what he does next before I give him a creep-o-meter score. 4d
mcctrish @julieclair you are right, he wants to be gallant and is just waiting for the opportunity to 4d
julieclair I‘m so proud of Jo for having the guts to submit her stories to the paper. But I‘m angry that she‘s not being paid anything - not even a tiny amount. Good - but disturbing - comparison to today‘s unpaid internships, @Bookwormjillk . 4d
Clare-Dragonfly Yes, I‘m mad that the newspaper won‘t pay Jo, and she doesn‘t question it or shop her stories around to other papers! 4d
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BarkingMadRead
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Ch 13: I love their castles in the sky! #megpeepingonbrooks #whatdoeslaurieknow #staytuned #hashtagbrigade

Clare-Dragonfly Beth is such a sweetie. Why doesn‘t she stay with Mr. Laurence and Laurie run off? 😂 5d
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Cuilin Why did Laurie throw stones and how did the squirrel betray Laurie exactly? 🤔 oh and can we take a day off from the puritanical work ethic? geez (edited) 5d
Bookwormjillk @Cuilin I think the squirrel was squawking at him. Not really sure. 5d
TheAromaofBooks I love the way each person's “castle“ shows something of their personality. I also think it's funny how “dreaming big“ is a part of youth, no matter the time period. I appreciate the way the girls are working hard to become better people, and the way that we see that it doesn't happen magically, in a day, but over time with ups and downs. 5d
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin @Bookwormjillk yes, the squirrel screeched or something and it caused Beth to look up and see Laurie. 5d
peanutnine @Clare-Dragonfly that's what I thought! He and Beth get along great, Laurie can go do his thing 5d
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BarkingMadRead
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SpellboundReader Love the notes going back and forth! ❤ If Jo were a boy, I wonder if the same expectation to 'hold your temper' would apply if someone were caught cheating during a game. Excellent therapy for Beth. She needs to get out more, I think. 6d
dabbe I also love that Marmee and Laurie's grandfather are involved in the PO fest as well.

It's been so long since I've read this that I had forgotten how each chapter could stand alone just like a Sherlock Holmes story with titles like “The Adventure of the Croquet Picnic“ or “All Play and No Work“. 🤩
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Cuilin So I was at a picnic yesterday by a lake in Massachusetts. Ours was more of a frisbee, Jack Johnson on the boom box and lashings of Rosé. Lol I liked this chapter. 6d
Bookwormjillk This chapter always reminds me of Persuasion. I wonder if LMA read Jane Austen. 6d
Bookwormjillk @SpellboundReader good question re Jo‘s temper 6d
willaful This is one of my favs. My first copy of LW was abridged (!) and this was one of the sections that delighted me when I found the complete book. 6d
mcctrish @SpellboundReader I love the notes too 6d
Clare-Dragonfly This chapter is so fun! It bugs me that Beth assumed Frank is nice based on his disability, but it all seems to work out. Warning: my spoilered comment will contain spoilers for the very end of the book! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. 6d
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m glad Amy doesn‘t marry Fred. Cheater. 😂 6d
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 6d
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BarkingMadRead
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Cuilin “pickle limes” does not sound appetizing. “Lapse of Lingy” is so much better than dysgraphia. I will be using this from now on. I also want the backstory as to why the Irish kids were foes. 2w
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin I say lapse of lingy all the time because of this book 🤣🤣 2w
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IndoorDame LOVE “lapse of lingy” never really noticed that phrase before. I think I‘ve always been too wrapped up trying to figure out what exactly picked limes actually were… This time I actually found a recipe, and now I‘m even more confused as to what these things might taste like????? 2w
dabbe @Cuilin I'm with you. I can see the Irish-English feud for centuries, but the Marches are American. Or do their ancestors come from GB? 2w
dabbe #lol The old-new hashtag. Now it can mean #lapseoflingy to those in the know. 😀 2w
Cuilin @dabbe so many Catholic Irish arrived during and after the famine and were not welcomed at all by the established protestant community. Of course, Massachusetts has such a huge Irish heritage community now. 2w
dabbe @Cuilin I think this idea comes out in SH's VALLEY OF FEAR. If only we could let everyone practice their religion or no religion in peace. 💚 2w
Cuilin @dabbe 💯 2w
mcctrish My Nana wasn‘t allowed to play with Catholics growing up and what‘s crazy is they lived in St Boniface in Winnipeg ( French quarter, settled by French Catholics so they‘d be the majority 🙄) her dad went on to be mayor - still not allowed to mix with them ( or be a nurse or hairdresser because those occupations were beneath her ) 2w
willaful Just remembered that I grew up with no religious tradition yet awareness that there were “Irish Catholics down the street.“ 🙄 I wonder now if that came from my stepfather because it seems unlike my mother. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Yeah, there was a lot of racism among groups that we today don‘t consider to be different races—I‘ve learned that as an Italian, Laurie‘s mother wouldn‘t count as white! That partially explains Mr. Laurence being so overprotective and not introducing himself to his neighbors. Now, can anyone explain to me what Latin phrase “lapse of lingy” is supposed to be? It always made perfect sense as it is to me! 2w
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly I have no idea, I just like the way it sounds. Italians not being considered white reminds of that line from the LaBamba movie, when Donna‘s dad thought Richie was “one of those I-Talians” 🙄 2w
kspenmoll @Cuilin Agree- yuk pickled limes; love “ Lapse of Lingy”! I would not have explored that phrase without this group! 2w
kspenmoll @Cuilin My great great grandfather came to Connecticut during the potato famine as 12-year-old. Many Irish & Italians immigrated & by 1860s lived in the city of Hartford in separate areas. By then there was less intense bigotry by the Protestant farmers than when they first arrived. 2w
julieclair @cuilin I wondered about the Irish kids, too. Is there a backstory, or was it just pure prejudice? @mcctrish That is a wild story about your Nana! @dabbe YEs! 💯! 2w
rubyslippersreads In all the times I‘ve read this book, I‘ve never noticed #lapseoflingy! 🤣 However, I always thought pickled limes sounded quite unappealing. 1w
Cuilin @kspenmoll how amazing that you have that information. Do you know where in Ireland he came from? I agree, as time went on the Irish worked very hard and were eventually embraced by their communities. 1w
Clare-Dragonfly FYI: I googled “lapse of lingy” and found a site saying Amy is trying to say “lapsus linguae,” Latin for “slip of the tongue.” 1w
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly even better!! 1w
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BarkingMadRead
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Clare-Dragonfly It sure takes a lot of effort for them to be friends considering they are literally neighbors and Grandpa Laurence was friends with Marmee‘s dad! Good thing Jo is so willing to put in that effort. 2w
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly gramps is definitely overprotective! 2w
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IndoorDame I love grandpa! He‘s quirky, but every scene with him is sweeter than the last! 2w
Bookwormjillk I love these day in the life of scenes 2w
kspenmoll I just loved this chapter! 2w
mcctrish This is such a comfort read ❤️❤️❤️ I loved the scene with Jo and Mr Lawrence 2w
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BarkingMadRead
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Amor4Libros I need to find a copy of this book. I‘m still on chapter 1 on Serial Reader 🤣 2w
Bookwormjillk @Amor4Libros do you have a kindle? Pretty sure my copy was under a dollar. 2w
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Bookwormjillk I always think of this chapter as the mirror image of the ball where Lizzie Bennett met Darcy. 2w
Librarybelle Oh, that‘s a good thought @Bookwormjillk ! ❤️ 2w
Amor4Libros @Bookwormjillk I do! I haven‘t been buying any books and didn‘t even think to check and see how much it was 😅…copy secured! Thanks! ❤️ 2w
SpellboundReader Giving my totally unfair and biased opinion, but I like Christian Bale's version of Laurie better. This is one of my favorite chapters in Little Women. 2w
dabbe @SpellboundReader I agree! Bale rocks this role! 🤩 2w
BarkingMadRead @SpellboundReader I am definitely #teamBale on this one. I also prefer that entire version. The newer one just didn‘t do it for me 2w
julieclair I just loved this chapter. And… I have never seen this on film (!), so have no opinion on #whoplayeditbetter . But if & when I ever do watch it, I‘m going for the Bale version! 😀 (edited) 2w
BarkingMadRead @julieclair if I had to suggest an order to watch I would definitely suggest the Bale version. They were both fairly close to the book, but the original movie did a much better job with the characters being accurate 2w
julieclair @BarkingMadRead That‘s good to know. It always bugs me when the movie differs much from the book. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly @Bookwormjillk What a fun way to think of it! @BarkingMadRead Original movie? There are at least two older versions! 😂 I need to watch the one with Katharine Hepburn. 2w
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly ohhhhh I forgot about that one! 2w
mcctrish @Amor4Libros my serial reader ap is letting me read 2 instalments a day = 1 chapter in real life 2w
mcctrish There are quite a few versions I haven‘t seen, maybe it‘s time for a retrospective binge 2w
Amor4Libros @mcctrish ooh, how nice! I was able to get a Kindle version of the book 😊 2w
mcctrish @Amor4Libros I almost bought one for .75 but for some reason I can skip ahead this time 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Amor4Libros @mcctrish Now that you‘ve mentioned it, I think I was able to do that too, but I didn‘t try it 😅 2w
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookwormjillk I think this might be my favorite literary Christmas scene ever. 2w
TheAromaofBooks I love it when the girls all get folded up in the bed 😂 2w
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Clare-Dragonfly I always hated how Meg complains about being poor and they have a servant and then they meet some ACTUAL poor people 😂 2w
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly 🤣 for real 2w
julieclair I loved this chapter! Everything about it speaks to the true meaning of Christmas. 2w
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BarkingMadRead
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Librarybelle Quite a lot to digest in Part 1! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I‘m thinking part two might need multiple posts 🤣 that was a lot (edited) 2mo
Librarybelle 😂 2mo
Bookwormjillk I read this not knowing what was a dream and what was real. I‘ve bailed on this book in the past, but I am determined to finish with the #HashtagBrigade 2mo
5feet.of.fury Poor Coco. I‘m glad Aunt Cora is coming back. I‘m so confused with the Mason/Cosway family tree. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle it was a lot! @Bookwormjillk I know that I read this in high school, and I remember that whole 1st part, and being confused about the races/race relations & our teacher thinking we were all very stupid. Which if she‘s the teacher, teaching us & we all did not understand I think that‘s a her problem lol 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury definitely a her problem! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury Mason is Antoinette‘s stepdad, but I didn‘t like her saying nee Cosway, because I always thought that was for marriage 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I found this quick to read but difficult to follow. If the present-tense portion near the end was a dream, were the other present-tense portions dreams? But I don‘t remember what they were anymore. I guess I‘m following the broad strokes of Antoinette‘s life, though. 2mo
dabbe Rhys writes as if she expects us to know and understand all about British and French colonialism in the Caribbean and the so-called pecking order determined by how much black blood was in you. I admit to having read some study guides for this one, and it helped tremendously. I think the strange man at the end of Part 1 (that Mason alludes to) is Rochester. #oytothevey! 😳 (edited) 2mo
willaful @BarkingMadRead Maybe it's one of those usages that changed? Like in Austen and other books of the time, “stepmother“ and “mother-in-law“ often seem to be switched, IIRC.

@dabbe Yes, it's frustrating! I'm confused too -- and have NO memory of having read this before, though I know I did. Too young no doubt.
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mcctrish I forgot what day we were meeting 🤦🏻‍♀️ this first part felt ripe with ominous vibes and while I get the white negro and black Englishman taunts I hadn‘t realized how angry they were ( although Tia not coming back with the stolen dress should have clued me in) poor Patrick ( and horse and parrot) what in earth will part 2 bring 😳 this is a wild fast ride. The mom was a piece of work but her yelling “no “ when Antoinette went to visit 💔 2mo
mcctrish I am curious what was the matter with Patrick ( some kind of palsy ?) and Antoinette was ill for 6 weeks not from being hit in the head from a stone ( thx Tia) but because her mother tried to kill her?! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish yeah that whole part of her being sick kind of went over my head. Really crazy 2mo
Bookwormjillk @5feet.of.fury a her problem for sure! 1mo
rubyslippersreads Not only is Part One full of drama and tragedy, I feel like what happens in Jane Eyre is hanging over everything. #PoorCoco #foreshadowing #impendingdoom (edited) 1mo
julieclair What a sad early life. Soooo much going on in these chapters. The noise in the bamboo had me wanting to scream “get out of the house”! And the mom‘s rejection of her… just heartbreaking. 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO @rubyslippersreads agreed about what happens in Jane Eyre hanging over the book! 4w
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