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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
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The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
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Run, Rose, Run: A Novel by James Patterson, Dolly Parton
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Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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The Alienist: A Novel by Caleb Carr
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The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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#currentread suggested by my friend Sarah

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Starting my #doublebookspin I bailed on my #bookspin after trying for the second time to read it! @TheAromaofBooks

Lynnsoprano You‘ll enjoy this one! 59m
KathyWheeler I‘m listening to this right now. 14m
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #SleepingBeauties
 Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!
#StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

5feet.of.fury I audiobooked this one and it was tough at first getting a grip on all the perspectives & side characters. When they had people claiming the illness was a hoax (despite the obvious impact by it) I had to double check when this was written because wowww that is exactly what happened in 2020. 8h
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury right? It was a little too close to real life! 8h
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Bklover @5feet.of.fury All the side characters! Too many. When I have to check and see who‘s who frequently I just get frustrated. 6h
BarkingMadRead @Bklover I feel that! The Stand is the same way 6h
5feet.of.fury @Bklover the teens and the incarcerated women especially I was so overwhelmed at how many there were, once more people started dying or getting cocooned it got easier. 😂 but early in I was getting lost 5h
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Winter Garden | Kristin Hannah
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I made my #bookspinbingo #wintergames TBR stack! It‘s little eclectic but I‘m looking forward to trying to get them read!! I have some ARCs too, but I didn‘t include them. #snowflakesquad @PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks

5feet.of.fury ACOMAF 💚 9h
Faranae What's the red bound book on the top right? It looks so charming! 8h
BarkingMadRead @Faranae it‘s a Christmas Carol 😍 8h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3h
PuddleJumper Looks great! Very festive colours 1h
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Skipping Christmas | John Grisham
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Ok @MatchlessMarie you are #snowedin I picked the first two because I loved them and the rest because the title sounds fun 🤣 enjoy! ❄️

MatchlessMarie Thanks @BarkingMadRead I trust your judgement! 😜 Can‘t wait! 23h
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I hit my 3rd reading goal and the most books I‘ve ever read in one year!

AnneCecilie Congratulations 🥳📚🥳📚 2d
IndoorDame Woohoo!!!🎉🥳🙌 2d
Deblovestoread Well done! 🎉🎉🎉 2d
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2d
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 2d
TheLudicReader Impressive. 2d
CaliforniaCay Amazing! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 2d
Meshell1313 🙌🎉 2d
TheBookgeekFrau Congratulations!!! 🎊🎉 2d
Gissy Amazing 📚📚📚💪🤩 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 2d
Roary47 Yay! Great job! 💛 2d
mrp27 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 1d
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Listening during our long drive home

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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Ok #hashtagbrigade we have December off and then we start #thebros in January, chapter a day. Forever. It‘s a #chunkster for sure but we‘ve got this! If you would like to be tagged for #thebros let me know below. If you‘re not on the master tag list and would like to be, let me know below! I‘ll use the master tag list at the beginning of every book so you can ask to be added to the book list. Sound good? #pemberlittens ⬇️

BarkingMadRead Just remember my hashtags are often ridiculous and always spoilers for that chapter, so don‘t read them until you‘ve read the chapter! 5d
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TheBookHippie Sounds good! I‘ve got my January book set aside staring at me 😅👀 5d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍 5d
Daisey Please put me on the list for January! Looking forward to reading this one together as Russian lit does not tend to be my favorite. 5d
BarkingMadRead @Daisey hopefully the slow read will help! 5d
jenniferw88 Please remove me for bros! 5d
BarkingMadRead @jenniferw88 👍🏻👍🏻 5d
IndoorDame Just ordered a copy. This one has been on my list forever but the Russian masters intimidate me so I‘m glad we‘re tackling it as a group! 5d
Librarybelle This is going to be so much fun! Looking forward to #thebros …copy ready to go!! 5d
mcctrish Just ordered a print copy of #thebros bring on the chunkster 5d
Cuilin I‘m in for #thebros will order a copy soon. 5d
Bookwormjillk I‘m in for all of it! The Bros will not defeat us. 5d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 5d
CatLass007 I have an “included with subscription” Audible copy. I think I even have a print copy but it‘s still packed away. 5d
CatLass007 I just checked and it looks like the chapters aren‘t very long. That should make it easier to listen to and/or read. 5d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 5d
Ruthiella Please put me on the list. I already have my copy of #threbros ! 5d
BarkingMadRead Must give full credit for #thebros to @Bklover she came up with it and I turned it into a hashtag #itswhatido 5d
rubyslippersreads I have the best of intentions regarding #thebros but we‘ll see. (I still haven‘t finished Tess. 😞Please keep me on the list. 5d
5feet.of.fury I was gonna skip the 1st one but it actually looks like something I would like… which is good since it‘s a long term commitment 5d
5feet.of.fury You have me atleast til June lol 5d
willaful i've always wanted to read this one, because the opening is so funny. So keep me on for the bros. ;-) 5d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 5d
quietjenn You can take me off of #thebros, *for now* - I've read it and loved it, but don't know that I want to do it again. 😂 Unless y'all compel me with your comments (which has happened before), in which case I'll let you know. 5d
peanutnine Tag me for the bros! I love tackling chunksters as a group, it's less intimidating with friends 😅 5d
BarkingMadRead @quietjenn understood 🤣🤣 5d
TheAromaofBooks Hmmmmmm I can't decide on this one! 😂 I'm going to be finishing Don Quixote and starting Uncle Tom's Cabin.... I'm going to find a copy of this one and contemplate life 😆 5d
rwmg I've been meaning to read #TheBros for a long time so please add me for January. 5d
Clare-Dragonfly I‘ll pass, but do tag me for Rebecca! 5d
kwmg40 I think I'll skip #thebros as I've read it already and I'll be filling the first months of 2024 with #TournamentOfBooks reading, but please keep me on the master list, and I look forward to joining in for the other books! 5d
BarkingMadRead @kwmg40 what is the tournament of books?!? (edited) 5d
Bklover I‘m in! And @quietjenn I always love it when I see your name in a buddyread. You make such thoughtful comments. Enjoy your month off- you‘ll be missed!!!❤️ 5d
Bklover 😘❤️#thebros 😎😎😎 (edited) 5d
quietjenn @Bklover aw, that is so kind of you to say! Have fun with #thebros! I'll definitely be around for Rebecca! 5d
kwmg40 @BarkingMadRead It's this: https://www.tournamentofbooks.com/. The shortlist is usually announced at the end of December and the event takes place in March. There's a very active group at Litsy using the #tob24 tag for the upcoming tournament. 5d
Teresereading Please add me 5d
julieclair I‘m going to skip #thebros, but will be with you for the rest of the year. 😀 5d
Bluebird Please add me to the list. I hope to join you for several of these books. 😀 5d
eeclayton I'll sit #thebros out, I've read it and don't feel like revisiting it now. But please keep me on the master list because I'll definitely join in for some of the others. I'm especially excited about doing Udolpho with all of you! 5d
Tineke Yes! Please add me. I'm in for #thebros. 4d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Ok count me in for #thebros. I was debating and about to pass but then I found audiobook read by David Rintoul - Mr Darcy from the 1980 Pride and Prejudice and I took it as a sign. Plus at 37H 19M I'll get my I get my money's worth. 🤑 4d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍 4d
SamAnne I‘m in. 3d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍 3d
daena Please add me in for #thebros ! 3d
Graciouswarriorprincess Please add me in for #thebros! 2d
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 2d
Deblovestoread I‘m in! Thought I already said so but then maybe not. I have my copy and don‘t want to miss your #hashtags! 😁 1d
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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I started a new tag list, so be sure and let me know if you want to be in it!
Just a reminder that December‘s #LosersClub read is #theOutsider Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about October 1st, when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be at the end of the month! #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

SconsinBookyBadger Add me to new list please 😊 5d
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PaperbackPirate Please keep me on your list! I plan to join you in January! 🏔️ 5d
Bklover Keep me please!💙 5d
bthegood Thanks for keeping me on the list and thanks for hosting - I added it to my December reads 😊 5d
Bklover Hey I‘ve been looking at the list and I think I will take a break until February. You can leave me on the list or drop me either way. I‘d like to come back for The Institute but I‘ve read the other two so I will see you on February. (I don‘t want to do rereads while trying to get through #thebros)😊 6h
BarkingMadRead @Bklover I don‘t blame you #thebros may kill us #sososolong 5h
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Lovingly Restored | Kelsey Woods
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Swearing off sex for six months in the hopes of preparing myself for a meaningful relationship seemed like a good idea at the time. Go figure the one woman who has never paid me any attention turns up the heat when I still have one month to go. I don‘t know if I have the strength to take things slow with the person who makes my heart race.

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Ch 23: and they all lived happily ever after? #maryandmariushaveachurch #wilmethasrodney 🤷🏻‍♀️ #thatsaboutit 🤣 #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade have a great December off 🤣 we will pick up on January 1st!

Bookwormjillk Thanks for hosting! Even though this wasn‘t my favorite it was really readable and funny in spots. 6d
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TheBookHippie Omg the picture 🤣🤣🤣🤣. I enjoyed this it was perfect for this month!! Thank you so much!!! 6d
ravenlee Sybil has Arthur and her own house back; Arthur has Sybil and a new sweater; Piers has…a sweater model 😆 6d
Ruthiella @ravenlee 😂😂😂 6d
Ruthiella Thanks a million for hosting! This was such fun. I love Pym‘s sly humor and you highlighted it out beautifully. 👏👏👏 6d
AnnR Ditto what @Bookwormjillk said. Thank you for hosting again @Barkingmadread and looking forward to the 2024 #hashtagbrigade . 6d
BarkingMadRead Yall are the best, have a happy thanksgiving, a happy December, and I‘ll see you in January!! 2024 post coming out tomorrow! 6d
Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful holiday season! @BarkingMadRead 6d
Deblovestoread What a fun read made more so by your lovely #hashtags. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 6d
dabbe There are so many books read with this group this year that A. I had never heard of; B. I had never read; C. I never could have gotten through without this lovely group. And @BarkingMadRead, you are da bomb! You should create a study guide summary sight with just your hashtags; your summaries are way funnier than Shmoop's. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. I'm thankful to be part of this fantastic group. 🧡🖤💜 6d
BarkingMadRead @dabbe I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I definitely read way more books because of the #hashtagbrigade 6d
eeclayton Thanks for hosting @BarkingMadRead I enjoyed it a lot, even though nothing much happened 😁 6d
rwmg Thank you for hosting and allowing me to join in. Looking forward to your next read (unless it's Thomas Hardy who I have loathed ever since we had to read The Mayor of Casterbridge at school 50 years ago). 6d
BarkingMadRead @rwmg no Hardy, our next read is Brother‘s Karamazov in January, it‘s going to take forever 🤣 6d
Bklover Thank you yet again, @BarkingMadRead ! I know for sure that the books we have read this year I wouldn‘t have gotten through alone, nor enjoyed as much. Your hashtags have enriched my reading life!! ❤️❤️❤️ See you in January for the Bros! 6d
BarkingMadRead @bklover #thebros I‘ll have to remember that hashtag 🤣 6d
bthegood thank you for hosting - really enjoyed it! 6d
Cuilin I absolutely loved this read and so many this year. Thanks to all and of course @BarkingMadRead for the hilarious hashtags 5d
rubyslippersreads Thanks to our fearless leader @BarkingMadRead for hosting. I really enjoyed this one, even though nothing happened. 😆 5d
julieclair Nothing happened, and it was delightful! A fun book to cap off a great year of reading together. Thanks for your fearless leadership, @BarkingMadRead ! You are a #treasure ! 5d
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Abilene | Dare Delano
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Y‘all. This one about broke me. What a beautiful story, told through the eyes of two women and a young girl, all family. I don‘t know which story is more heartbreaking, although they intertwine. Mother and daughter, struggling through life without their husband and father. Sister-in-law, struggling through a life of mental and verbal abuse she didn‘t know was happening, it was done so…. well? ⬇️⬇️⬇️

BarkingMadRead It feels wrong to say he did it well, but he was definitely the master of it. You will love these women, love their tribe, cry for them, cheer for them. You may need some tissues to get through it, but it will be worth it. I‘m going to have a book hangover from this one. Enthusiastic 5 thumbs up! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1w
kspenmoll Wonderful review! 6d
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Cuilin Is it the same Prudence from Pym‘s novel “Jane and Prudence” ? I read it and I think she did have an affair with a married man. 🤔 I also wondered what Bason had “borrowed” from the antique store so far. Lol (edited) 1w
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BarkingMadRead @Cuilin wouldn‘t that be a fun crossover! And I‘m sure he‘s “borrowed” so so many things 🤣🤣 1w
Bookwormjillk Yeah he borrowed all the good things I‘m sure! 1w
ravenlee @Cuilin the introduction in my copy says it is the same Prudence. 1w
rwmg @cuilin I always had the impression it was the same Prudence 1w
Cuilin @rwmg I love how this novel has characters from her other novels 1w
dabbe Bason and Keith seem to me to be the #comicrelief in this novel. Every time one of them shows up, you know it's going to be a hoot. 🤣 1w
dabbe Thanks for leading the helm again, @BarkingMadRead with your insightful and hilarious hashtags and photos. 🧡🖤💜 1w
Aimeesue What the heck is an egg-shaped beard??? So puzzling. 1w
Bklover @BarkingMadRead Thank you once again for guiding us along with humor and insight. I am finding myself missing Wilmet a bit; she was definitely growing on me 7d
bthegood Thanks for hosting and making this a fun read! 7d
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rubyslippersreads Very meta of you. 🤣 1w
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Bookwormjillk I cheered when Bason walked in, but then it was kind of boring. New job sounds like a disaster though. Two more days. Will something happen? 1w
Cuilin As non-eventful as this novel is I‘d totally watch the BBC made for tv movie. 🍿 I‘m getting some Grantchester vibes. 1w
peanutnine @Cuilin 💯 would watch that 1w
AnneCecilie I would definitely watch the series. That is what I enjoy about Pym, the everyday is at the center and is interesting enough in and of itself. 1w
TheBookHippie @rubyslippersreads 🤣🤣🤣🤣 1w
TheBookHippie ☕️☕️☕️☕️ 1w
TheBookHippie There‘s something soothing about her writing. 1w
rubyslippersreads @TheBookHippie I feel the same way. 1w
Aimeesue Worst gang ever 🤣🤣🤣 1w
Crinoline_Laphroaig I had to stand there and easedrop! There was nothing else I could do. 🤣 1w
rwmg Rodney and Wilmet's first visit to a gay coffee bar? Is Bason one of Piers's exes? 1w
BarkingMadRead @rwmg I wondered the same thing! 1w
Cuilin @rwmg Bason definitely 🏳️‍🌈 maybe one of Keith‘s perhaps??? 1w
Bklover @TheBookHippie I agree- I love reading this right before bed- very relaxing. 1w
rubyslippersreads The mention of Queen Mary is kind of interesting. Didn‘t she have the same “hobby” as Bason, to the point that people would hide their treasures before she visited? 1w
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Whoa. This book hurt my heart! #nonfiction for #ispybingo

TheBookHippie I cried. It‘s so sad. I‘m glad she got out… 1w
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Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 1w
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TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1w
dabbe Just blew coffee out of my nose at #randombeestorm. 🤣🤣🤣 1w
Bklover 🤣🤣🤣 1w
AnnR 😁😁😁 1w
Cuilin Lol it really was random??? 1w
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin it was like, chapter is about to end, I need a couple more paragraphs, BEES! 🐝 1w
rubyslippersreads I thought you were supposed to tell the bees when the beekeeper died, not just general confessions from anybody. (My knowledge of bees comes from Larkrise to Candleford on TV, so I‘m not sure how accurate it is. 😏) 1w
BarkingMadRead @rubyslippersreads that‘s what I thought as well 1w
rwmg @rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead As per wikipedia, bees should be told of major events - births, marriages, deaths, departures from and returns to the household. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telling_the_bees 1w
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CatLass007 Are those snapdragons? It‘s really a gorgeous picture. 1w
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CatLass007 Ohhhh. 1w
Ruthiella I laughed when on purposefully neglecting to tell their husbands about Kieth‘s modeling career, Rowena said, “Men are so narrow minded and catty.” 😂 1w
Bookwormjillk Funny when Sybil was telling them to get a new place. 1w
Bklover Go Sybil!!!! 👏👏💍💒 1w
TheAromaofBooks I'm not surprised they are getting married, but I honestly was a little surprised that she kicked them out! I don't know if Rodney and Wilmet can survive without their Sybil buffer! 1w
dabbe Sybil reminds me of Mame or Cary Grant's mom in NORTH BY NORTHWEST. What a hoot! And what will Wilmeet and Noddy say to each other now? 🤣 1w
rubyslippersreads Well, Noddy and Wilmet have been mooching off Sybil for quite awhile. 😂 1w
AnneCecilie Another twist I didn‘t see coming, I guess I‘m just easily fooled 1w
Cuilin @Ruthiella I laughed too. 1w
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TheBookHippie I‘ll be back when the kindle charges 😂😂😂😂😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😳 2w
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Cuilin Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all, the needle returns to the start of the song, and we all sing along like before. And we‘ll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow 🎶 2w
dabbe A book about nothing. Yep, that about sums it up. 🤣 2w
Bookwormjillk Why do we always pick books where either someone die‘s every chapter or nothing happens. There is no happy medium with this group 🤣 2w
rubyslippersreads I think this was the dullest chapter so far. 2w
bthegood The constant “nothingness“ of the chapters makes me feel Wilmet's restlessness - 😖 2w
Bklover Can you put me back on the tag list? 1w
BarkingMadRead @Bklover absolutely 1w
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Goals for #novelnovemberreadathon
🦃 work on my 9 billion buddy reads
🦃 finish Troublemaker
🦃 finish Abilene
🦃 start my next ARC
🦃 finish Holiday Swap
Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Good luck with the buddy reads 😂😂😂🙈 Hope the Readathon helps. 2w
Bklover Buddyreads! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Ch 17: Willmet has tea with Piers #athisflat #andwemeetkeith 🏳️‍🌈 #howdoesshenotseeit #poorkeith check out @rwmg ‘s latest post for a glimpse at what Keith might look like! #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade
#ps #ialmostusedapicofprofessorlupin #iwentwithkeithsroominstead #vangogh #irises

IndoorDame I was betting that‘s who Piers lived with, but I‘m not surprised she‘s oblivious. She lives in such a separate world, and in the 50s I think it really might not occur to her. 2w
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rwmg I'm not sure what Wilmet is more taken aback by, that Keith is a man or that he is “common“. And if this is her being protective and maternal, I'd hate to get on her bad side. 2w
AnnR I was looking at @rwmg 's post and thinking, I wouldn't want to have been part of that social circle. The snooty ones judge the 'common' ones. Just horribly pretentious. 2w
BarkingMadRead @AnnR so pretentious! I am not a fan! 2w
peanutnine @AnnR and the fact that she gets upset when he calls her out on it 🙄 2w
AnnR @BarkingMadRead - I think the pretentiousness is why I'm having issues connecting with the characters and the book overall. It's hard to feel emotionally caught up in any of their circumstances or cheer anyone on. (edited) 2w
BarkingMadRead @AnnR the fact that‘s it‘s fluffy is its saving grace right now 🤣 #tessptsd 2w
Bookwormjillk I hope this ends with everyone but Wil in Portugal living their best lives while Wil stays at home looking at her trees realizing she‘s not the main character in everyone else‘s life. 2w
AnnR @barkingmadread 👍😬😁 Fluffy! Perfect description. 2w
Cuilin You know, Wilmet could have reacted a lot worse. This was a time of major social change, and yet Piers is still living a life of risk. This was a time when someone as heroic as Alan Turing could be arrested for “gross indecency”. If we look at Wilmet through our modern eyes, we can hold her in contempt, but for that time I think she‘s doing really well. 2w
Cuilin @Bookwormjillk she may be the main character in this novel, but not in their lives!!! 2w
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin oh for sure, secrecy was key. I feel like Piers wants her to know but also doesn‘t want to tell her 2w
Cuilin @BarkingMadRead @AnnR you know for all the snobby and snootiness the novel‘s redeeming quality for me is the fact that it completely lacks hustle culture. I‘m loving it‘s fluffy gentleness. 2w
TheBookHippie @Cuilin I agree for the times it‘s pretty good. And for some being common was lower than 🏳️‍🌈 which is another conversation. I also agree the no hustle. As for pretentious it‘s how it was it wouldn‘t seem unusual to us. Wait until people see how hateful our time we are living in now. 😳 2w
TheBookHippie Love the fluff still getting over Tess.. oy 2w
Cuilin @TheBookHippie 💯 (edited) 2w
Cuilin @BarkingMadRead this is why I like Wilmet, because he knows that his secret is safe with her. Under all that upper class pretentiousness she‘s actually a decent sort. 2w
AnneCecilie I‘m not surprised at all that Wilmet was surprised at Piers “colleague”, she has after all met Piers colleagues at the press. Keith and the colleagues at the press are probably very different. (edited) 2w
dabbe @Cuilin Proven by the fact that she states she feels matronly/motherly over Keith. She seems worried about him--even more than Piers. 2w
rwmg @Cuilin @BarkingMadRead Yes, Piers was taking a big risk letting Wilmet into his life that much. Both Piers and Keith could go to prison. It was only the year before “A Glass of Blessings“ that the Wolfenden Report recommended the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and it wasn't till 1967 that it actually happened. 2w
Bklover @Cuilin At the end of the chapter when she went to bed I actually felt sorry for her. 2w
rubyslippersreads I have “the novels of Miss Goudge” on my shelf, so I don‘t know what that says about me. 😂 2w
Cuilin @rwmg exactly. I‘m always surprised that it took till ‘67 for it to be decriminalized. 2w
Cuilin @Bklover she needs a purpose of her own. Bit of a lost soul is our Wilmet. 2w
Cuilin @rubyslippersreads lol. I thought it was really weird when she said she couldn‘t be bothered looking at their books. That‘s the first thing I do when I go into somebody‘s house. Lol 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Cuilin I always look at people's books! 2w
rubyslippersreads @Cuilin @Crinoline_Laphroaig The worst is when they—gasp—don‘t have any books! 😳 2w
ravenlee It seems Wilmet cares a whole lot more that Piers isn‘t hopelessly in love with her and trying to seduce her than that he has a “roommate.” She might not have a problem with him being gay but she‘s disappointed and insulted that he doesn‘t want to have an affair with her. 2w
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Bookwormjillk This whole thing is weird 🤣 2w
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Cuilin Oh my gosh the conversation in the market by the cereal had me 😆 then Bason humming “all things bright and beautiful” plus the discussion about what books should be put out for Mary. This chapter was hilarious. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Rodney - “wouldn't she rather have the worst bed?“ 😂 2w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks seriously. 🙄 2w
Bklover My favorite was Wilmet: “It seemed a pity I should have to lie, almost as if I were doing something wrong”. 😯😳😯😳 2w
BarkingMadRead @Bklover these people all suck 🤣🤣 2w
TheAromaofBooks Like I understand Wilmet feeling like she's kind of useless/she's never really “LIVED“ but... that doesn't justify cheating on your husband because some other guy makes you feel “needed“! I just 🙄 🙄 🙄 2w
Aimeesue @Cuilin Yes! (And I hummed along!) 😂 2w
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks And Piers ain't the guy to cheat with--I feel at some point things are going to get real awkward between Wilmet and Piers. 😱 2w
Bklover @dabbe No kidding!🏳️‍🌈 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig My main question from last two chapters is How did the Preist afford a Faberge egg? 2w
ravenlee @Crinoline_Laphroaig there was a mention in an earlier chapter that he comes from money. 2w
ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks right? Girl, get yourself a part-time job, join Mary in her “good works,” there are options available. Have an affair with your best friend‘s brother (or husband)? Not really on that list! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @ravenlee - Right?? I have very little patience with people, in fiction or real life, who sit around complaining about how bored they are. My word, talk about the easiest problem in the world to solve! 2w
ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks there‘s a meme somewhere about how adult literature is “alas, I am overcome with ennui. Perhaps I will cheat on my wife to relieve the boredom.” While YA is “let‘s overthrow the evil patriarchy and build a better world for ourselves!” Apparently whomever made the meme knew Wilmet! 😆 2w
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Starting this today for #littensloveromance it looks so fun!! @StayCurious is hosting, if you want you can join the discussion!

Graciouswarriorprincess I'm starting this too. :) 2w
StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 2w
CogsOfEncouragement Thanks for posting. I had missed the info before, and this looks great. I‘m joining. 2w
BarkingMadRead @CogsOfEncouragement yay! The first 3 chapters were so fun! This is going to be a great book! 2w
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Bklover Same question. Where was Rodney?? These people are so weird. 2w
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Bklover Also he comes home and she doesn‘t ask him a single thing about his day. She has absolutely no interest in Rodney! 2w
Aimeesue Sybil does know! I think he was with Rowena 😂 2w
BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue that would be amazing #wifeswap 2w
AnnR These characters aren't very likeable. My reaction to them is similar to the characters in many of Edith Wharton's novels. 2w
Bklover @Aimeesue That would be perfect wouldn‘t it?!😆 2w
Bookwormjillk @Aimeesue ha! Perfect! Sybil knows all. 2w
dabbe @AnnR I so agree! I think I've mentioned more than once how these people make me think of the Gilded Age New York society snobs. Just living their elegantly rich but humdrum lives. 2w
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TheBookHippie 😬 #itsfineitllworkout 😵‍💫🫣 2w
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Bookwormjillk So many things in this chapter. What is Piers up to? Does going to Rome mean becoming Catholic? If so is it really that easy to switch religions like that? #Confused 2w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I wouldn‘t think it would be so easy to switch, but I‘m not sure! Seems a little fickle to me 🤣 2w
CatLass007 Going to Rome does not mean becoming Catholic. In order for someone to become Catholic they do have to go through some sort of religious training. My Mom was Catholic but my Dad wasn‘t. They started attending a class together in order for my Dad to learn about the religion. My Mom had hoped he would convert but he never did. 2w
Bookwormjillk @CatLass007 that‘s why I was confused- my husband is Catholic and I‘m not. I‘ve had to do a lot just so we could get married. To think I could have just taken a trip instead 🤣 2w
Cuilin I was raised Roman Catholic, I guess I‘m technically called a lapsed Catholic but yes, you can convert to Catholicism. It‘s actually pretty easy thing to do. You can take classes but many have converted on their deathbed, Oscar Wilde being one. 2w
CatLass007 My Mom was 27 and my Dad was 30 when they got married. When I turned 24 Mom said “Congratulations, you‘re an old maid in the eyes of the church!” She then explained that if she had remembered that when she and Daddy got married, all the hoops they had to jump through would have been waived. Craziness. @Bookwormjillk (edited) 2w
Cuilin The term “going to Rome”, said by an Anglican would mean converting to Roman Catholicism. (edited) 2w
Cuilin @CatLass007 my in-laws faced the same issue. He had to promise that the children would be raised Catholic. 🙄 2w
Bookwormjillk @Cuilin thanks! In my Church I‘d have to take 8 weeks of classes, get a sponsor, and go to confession. I like the church and I‘ve been going for 20 years but no thanks to all that! 2w
Cuilin @Bookwormjillk I hear you. It seems harder to convert in America than it does in Ireland. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
CatLass007 @Cuilin I didn‘t know that about the phrase “Going to Rome.” Interesting. My Dad had to promise that we would be raised Catholic. I‘m glad he didn‘t have to promise that we would remain Catholic. LOL. My brother hasn‘t attended any church in years. I am a member of a very progressive Presbyterian church. I do like Pope Francis because he doesn‘t seem as rigid as his predecessors. But it‘s really just a matter of degrees, no doctrinal changes. 2w
Cuilin @CatLass007 agreed re: Pope. I haven‘t attended in years. I miss the community, but I can‘t be part of some thing that excused so much abuse. 2w
CatLass007 @Cuilin Did you say you live in Ireland? I know in the States we have so many options for the type of community in which we choose to belong. I would imagine in Ireland there would be fewer options. But I never thought about it until just now. 2w
Cuilin @CatLass007 I grew up in Ireland but now live in New Hampshire. 2w
CatLass007 @Cuilin I bet that‘s a big difference. 2w
rwmg For those wondering what the fuss about the Church of South India was about, Wikipedia has some information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_South_India#Origins 2w
dabbe You'd think I would have looked up some of this stuff since I didn't get it, but no, I had to look up the #pinkblancmange. Perfect photo, @BarkingMadRead. And thanks for the info above, @Cuilin, @CatLass007, @Bookwormjillk, and @rwmg! You save me extra research! 🤩 2w
CatLass007 @dabbe 📚👍🏾 2w
Cuilin @dabbe the beauty of buddy reads, right? 2w
dabbe @CatLass007 🤩🤗😃 2w
dabbe @Cuilin YES! 🤩🤗😘 2w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe it‘s funny what attracts our attention 🤣 I had to know what it looked like 🤣 2w
Aimeesue I would absolutely eat all the currants off that pink blancmange. Looooooove them! 2w
rwmg @dabbe Pym mentions the S. India church quite often but I'd never been able to find out anything about it before. It was obviously a big deal in high church circles at the time but almost completely forgotten about now 2w
bthegood @dabbe I also did not look it up but wondered about it - thanks for the info @rwmg - 🙂 2w
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Abilene | Dare Delano
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marleed The road to Abilene! 2w
LiseWorks What a pretty cover 2w
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Blossom with Me | Dani Elias
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Starting my book for the #lmnopthing I never get the initials right 🤷🏻‍♀️ @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @currentlyreadinginCO

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CatLass007 The woman on the right bears a likeness to my Mom. 2w
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BarkingMadRead @CatLass007 that‘s amazing 2w
TheBookHippie The picture 😂😂😂😂 their expressions 😂😂😂😂😂 all I keep thinking in my head is gossipy church folk 🤷🏻‍♀️😂😵‍💫👀🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
BarkingMadRead @TheBookHippie it was the first one to pop up, I don‘t usually get this lucky! My Google game is strong, but not always this strong 🤣🤣🤣 2w
CatLass007 I think it‘s mostly the nose and somewhat the mouth. 2w
Cuilin I‘m putting this🏳️‍🌈 here for Piers because that‘s that‘s what I‘m picking up. Anybody else? @Bklover 2w
TheBookHippie @Cuilin 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 2w
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin for sure!!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks My favorite part was that she's mad because her husband didn't read her mind and bring her home a present. 🙄 🙄 🙄 2w
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks and then she used that as an excuse to think about other men 2w
Bklover @Cuilin Yes!!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 2w
julieclair I think it was Piers' lover who answered the phone. 🏳️‍🌈 And what the heck, Wilmet? Miffed that Harry hasn't asked you for another date! This woman really is something. 2w
rwmg Catherine Oliphant from “Less Than Angels“ re-cycling her life experience 😁 2w
dabbe @Cuilin #fersure 🏳️‍🌈💚🏳️‍🌈 2w
dabbe And the conversation between Rowena and Wilmet about Harry? Just a wee bit awkward. Though the way these women talk to each other (well, the men, too, for that matter) reminds me of Wharton's upper class New Yorkers in the Gilded Age. The pic for today NAILED it, @BarkingMadRead! 🤩 2w
Aimeesue Perfect pic! 😂 2w
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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My husband came in and said he made me a book reading fire 🤣🤣 the dude knows how to get me to come out and hang with him 🤣

DGRachel Love it! That cover is gorgeous, too! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2w
5feet.of.fury Awww 🥰 2w
Clare-Dragonfly That is love! 😍 2w
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TheBookHippie 😳😳😳😳😳 2w
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TheAromaofBooks I was genuinely a big shocked by his “I deserved more“ attitude! What even! He only knew her for like a month!? 2w
Bklover I‘m curious as to why he brought it up at all, since he seems to want to do something personal with it rather than “spectacular”. 2w
Ruthiella 740 was lot of money in 1955! He could‘ve done a number of good things with it. 2w
Deblovestoread I was shocked too! Didn‘t seem normal after such a short acquaintance. 2w
Aimeesue You really have to love the way he justifies probably needing to spend the money on himself AND blaming it on her 😂 2w
Bookwormjillk I‘d gladly take 500 pounds. What the heck? And a Mary sighting. Yay! 2w
rwmg I looked it up. 500 pounds in 1958 would be 14,400 pounds today. Obviously one couldn't do any good with that amount. 2w
BarkingMadRead @rwmg 🤣🤣🤣 2w
dabbe And Ransome keeps calling Mary a “fine“ lady. What did go on in that house indeed? And I wonder if he's called RANSOM for a reason. 🤔 2w
bthegood I wonder if Larry David read Pym - this seems to be a book about nothing - yet it is so beautifully written, so witty, and the characters so real I love it! 2w
BarkingMadRead @bthegood I have thought the same thing more than once! 2w
julieclair Is it possible Ransome isn't really a priest? 2w
BarkingMadRead @julieclair it kind of makes you wonder, right? 2w
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Ruthiella That centerpiece must have been awful. 😂 3w
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BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella a bunch of dead crap in a bowl is what I‘m picturing 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig I want pancakes now! 🥞 3w
Bookwormjillk So is Mary just gone then? 3w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk she‘s off to the nunnery, I wonder if we will see her again! 3w
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead I hope so I‘m kind of invested. I want to see her wearing her pearls living her best life. 3w
rwmg @bookwormjillk @barkingmadread It may not be what we would want but ATM the nunnery is her best life. 3w
Bklover Anyone think it interesting that Piers brought up Oscar Wilde? (edited) 3w
Cuilin @Bklover yes, I‘m seeing some queer coding for sure. The quarrel and falling out with the room mate. I think his sister knows. Of course I could be completely wrong. 3w
Bklover @Cuilin I‘m just glad you‘re seeing it too! It would explain some things, like you mentioned. And if we‘re wrong, at least there‘s two of us! 2w
julieclair @Bklover @Cuilin There are three of us! (edited) 2w
dabbe @Bklover Yes! And today Wilmet brought up the idea that she wonders who Piers's roommate is. Could he be? He's always moody and unhappy, and it's 1952. I wonder. 🤔 2w
dabbe @Bklover Now three! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2w
Bklover @julieclair @dabbe At least we can all be right or wrong together!😊 2w
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Starting this one today with the #pemberlittens it looks so fun!

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Ch 10: Wilmet doesn‘t like Mary‘s plans until Mary‘s brother gets mad about it #asifthisisascandal #dudeobviouslyneverreadtess 🙄 #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade

Bookwormjillk Lol Tess sure would put this in perspective, 3w
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Bklover @Bookwormjillk That‘s true. Wilmet is so funny getting all defensive for Mary. Personally if I were Mary I‘d be doing something I want to do, so maybe this is what she wants!! 3w
TheBookHippie No lies spoken. Tess is a perspective in and of itself. 3w
AnneCecilie I didn‘t see that twist coming. 3w
i.besteph Hi! I was off Litsy for a while so I need some serious catching up to do. Could you please tag me on your next read? I‘d love to join! (edited) 3w
BarkingMadRead @i.besteph welcome back! I‘ll add you to the hashtag brigade list, I tag everyone before we move on to the next book and you can opt in or out each time! 3w
Bookwormjillk @AnneCecilie same I thought she was going to marry the priest 3w
dabbe I think the hottie priest is still going to fit into the equation. Mary will be like Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. She'll try to be a nun, but ... shoot, I would have dropped whomever I was dating just to be with 36-year-old Christopher Plummer. 🤣 3w
rwmg Waving to Julian and Winifred Mallory 3w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe that would be amazing 3w
Aimeesue @AnneCecilie Me either! 3w
Ruthiella @rwmg Yup! Another Excellent Women Easter egg. 👍 3w
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rwmg A Faberge egg sold for USD4,760 in 1949, so just how much money does Father Thames have? 3w
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BarkingMadRead @rwmg I was thinking the same thing! 3w
Bookwormjillk Stirring the pot about the cassock again, and the drama about the flowers. Ugh! 3w
peanutnine @Bookwormjillk the flower exchange was so awkward! Like, "here's a wet bouquet for you to take, don't worry, they're fresh" ? 3w
Bookwormjillk @peanutnine I'm guessing it was hard to get fresh flowers in post war London, but why is everything such a struggle with these people? 3w
rubyslippersreads The clergymen (and Bason) seem like a bunch of mean girls. 😆 3w
Cuilin @rwmg right? Rodney certainly picked up on that. 3w
Cuilin @Bookwormjillk the cassock drama, when will it end? Seriously petty but funny. (edited) 3w
Cuilin The Cranford reference was apt. I liked how Rodney and Wilmet burst out laughing when they left. You get to see the relationship in a different light. 3w
Deblovestoread @Cuilin I was glad for that, too. Their relationship seems pretty cold. @rubyslippersreads 💯 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm caught up! Really enjoying. Appreciated the Excellent Women update. Piers guilt tripping. 🙄. Also I don't think Wilmet actually regrets not having children. She just doesn't have the guts to say it. So instead she says what's expected of her that she feels useless. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I loved the reference to Bason acting “Cranfordian“ by watching out the door for their arrival 😂 And surely the good Father will have to find someplace else to live now that Mary's mother has passed on??? 3w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Maybe he‘ll move in with Wilmet and Rodney and Sybil! 😳😂 3w
rwmg Can we just take a moment to acknowledge that Wilmet is related to the Archdeacon? 3w
TheBookHippie @rwmg My thoughts too!!! 3w
Bklover @Cuilin I‘m caught up again- I too was happy to see Wilmer and Rodney laughing together. Their relationship isn‘t great, but it doesn‘t really seem like anyone‘s is! 3w
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Librarybelle Do you think Wilmet is clueless about these men? She‘s getting gifts and invites to lunch and flirtations from not her husband. I want to see how this evolves! And yes…I‘m pretty suspicious of Ransome and his actions with Mary… (edited) 3w
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BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle i don‘t think she‘s entirely clueless, but i also wonder if she realizes they don‘t just want to hang out with her, that they have an endgame 3w
Bookwormjillk @Librarybelle clueless or just bored? 3w
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I think she may realize something is up with Piers. 3w
Ruthiella @Librarybelle I think she is aware and enjoys the attention. But she‘s not necessarily looking for an affair, just flirting. 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella I agree. She‘s bored and likes the attention but also wants to have plausible deniability. “Oh, heavens! I thought he just needed someone to have lunch with!” 3w
rwmg I'm coming to think she is how Emma would have turned out if there had been no Mr Knightly 3w
Librarybelle Haha, I guess I just need to read this a bit more carefully…I was not really picking up on any of that! @Ruthiella @Aimeesue @rubyslippersreads 😳 3w
bthegood @Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella @Aimeesue @rwmg @Bookwormjillk @rubyslippersreads - I agree with the idea that Wilmet knows what she is doing, she enjoys the attention. I do think her mother-in-law is also aware of what is going on! I had not thought Ransome was shady - until now!! 3w
Bookwormjillk @rwmg so true! 3w
AnneCecilie The introduction to my book actually compares this to Emma, and I do see some parallels @rwmg 3w
julieclair @rwmg @AnneCecilie Interesting comparison. But I like Emma immeasurably more than I like Wilmet. 3w
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TheBookHippie Omg the picture and #iagree 3w
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BarkingMadRead @TheBookHippie I was looking for 1950s cards and couldn‘t resist 🤣 3w
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead it‘s fantastic!!! 3w
tpixie Live this photo!!! ♥️🎁♥️🎁♥️ 3w
rwmg Meat rationing only ended in 1954, hence Wilmet's focus on it during her lunch with Harry. 3w
Cuilin Oh my gosh that surprise gift and quote too. Wilmet will need to avail of the confessional at this rate. “Did you speak in Portuguese?” Sybil knows what‘s up!! 3w
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin nothing gets past Sybil! @rwmg I wondered about that, I thought that might be why (edited) 3w
kspenmoll Such color! Festive photo! I‘m trying not to read comments because my books still has not arrived. 3w
julieclair @Cuilin But… the hottie priest will probably be in the confessional! 😂 And… I totally agree about Sybil… she‘s pretty savvy. 3w
Bookwormjillk Nothing gets past Sybil 3w
Ruthiella @rwmg That is one aspect that I love about Pym‘s books: the time capsule look at postwar London and particularly the details about food. 3w
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Horus | Laura Greenwood
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What‘s better than a hot boss? A hot boss who loves animals and is a literal god! This is my first time reading a book in this series, and I never felt like I was missing anything. I definitely want to go back and read more of them! A quick, steamy romance with allllll the fun animals, great characters, and very little drama. Definitely a perfect combination! I highly recommend this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read!

Catsandbooks Ooo this sounds great! 3w
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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I don‘t know what worse, the number of older BOTM books I have, or the dust on my bookshelves 🤷🏻‍♀️ @currentlyreadinginCO @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks any preferences?

Gissy The dust, the books are always okay📚📚📚😂 3w
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks All of these would be good except The Trespasser, The Family, and Daisy Darker. 😂 3w
currentlyreadinginCO Ooo I like your taste! I've read American Dirt & The Trespasser, otherwise I'm interested in whatever! Will post mine shortly 3w
Roary47 Well, living in Az. I dust and less than a minute later… there is more dust. 🤣 3w
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 I don‘t dust very often 🤣 but a library should be dusty and dark 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
BarkingMadRead @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @currentlyreadinginCO I‘m thinking of the Holiday Swap, unless you want something less,,,, cute? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
currentlyreadinginCO I'm fine with cute, I love cute! And also I'm leaning towards Caste, so my pick won't be cute at all 😂 3w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I‘m definitely ok with cute! 3w
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Glass of Blessings | Barbara Pym
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Cuilin Exciting events, blood drive, shopping, visit from the clergy when will it all settle down. Lol 3w
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Bookwormjillk This picture is perfect 3w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I started looking for the one from Clueless but then remembered this 🤣🤣 3w
kspenmoll My book still has not arrived. I am bummed. Library does not have it. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll mine is out for delivery today. 🤞🏻 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Catching up! 3w
dabbe @Cuilin It's like life in Cranford, only 100 years later. 🤩 3w
Ruthiella @Cuilin 😂😂😂 3w
Ruthiella Personally I like goth Ally Sheedy better, to each their own . 🖤 3w
5feet.of.fury @Ruthiella Goth Ally Sheedy 🖤 3w
Cuilin @dabbe exactly and I love it!! 3w
julieclair @cuilin @dabbe Yes! But I think Cranford had more gossip. 🤫 3w
rwmg I don't think I like Wilmet very much. 3w
BarkingMadRead @rwmg I‘m not a huge fan either 3w
Bklover @Ruthiella Goth Ally Sheedy! Or any Ally Sheedy!🖤 3w
bthegood @rwmg my thought during this chapter “Wilmet is lucky anyone wants to be friends with her “- 3w
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Ruthiella Thanks for the Grinling Gibbons! I googled them as well. 3w
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BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I had to know! 3w
Cuilin The more I read the more I empathize with Wilmet. She had no idea what she wants in life. As for Piers there was once upon a time, I would have been very judgmental at his work ethic but now I‘m like I hear ya. 3w
BarkingMadRead @Cuilin when he we talking about days you don‘t want to go to work, I was nodding right along! 3w
peanutnine @Cuilin @BarkingMadRead same. Too bad mental health days weren't a thing back then. I think Piers needs some help in that dept 3w
Aimeesue Would you mind adding me to the tag list? I can‘t always read along, but I do love me some Pym! (edited) 3w
julieclair Wilmet and Piers make me rather sad, aimlessly drifting through life. 3w
dabbe @julieclair I totally agree! Their lunch and walk was rather odd. It seemed like he wanted to tell her something or wanted something from her, but just couldn't get it out. Something deeper going on here. 3w
rwmg This popped up in my FB feed over the weekend - Kensington in 1951. Can you spot Wilmet or the other characters? https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/258179253917187/?mibextid=zDhOQc 3w
julieclair @rwmg Whew! I was too busy feeling anxious to look around for Wilmet. Crossing the street looked petrifying! 😳 3w
rwmg @julieclair You can certainly see why they needed to introduce zebra crossings 3w
bthegood @rwmg fantastic find - 😄 3w
bthegood so many good lines “it was unnatural to want to acquire knowledge after working hours“ Wilmet's thoughts on people who take night classes. 😄 3w
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Horus | Laura Greenwood
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Moving on the next arc! #booksprout

Glass of Blessings | Barbara Pym
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Ch 4: I know it‘s the wrong time period, but I totally pictured Lady Catherine when the women with no chins were discussed 🤣 #basonisagossip #ransomeisahottie #whatcouldgowrong #hopefullysomething #justnottesslevelsomething #ptsdisreal #pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade

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Cuilin I ordered Lapsang tea 🫖 there was so much chat about it. Ransome is giving hot priest vibes! 4w
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BarkingMadRead @Cuilin I‘m very curious about that tea! 4w
Librarybelle 😂 4w
IndoorDame @BarkingMadRead @Cuilin I‘m curious too!! I‘ve only had it in blends, but super smoky tea is very interesting so I wonder how strong it is on its own 🫖🚬 4w
TheBookHippie @Cuilin @IndoorDame I too am wanting the tea I ordered as well 😂 4w
Clare-Dragonfly I am not reading this book but I saw Lapsang! 😆 My kitchen smells smoky right now because my husband just made some! 4w
Bookwormjillk Ha! Just spent a half hour in the Mediterranean market looking at tea 4w
Bklover I had a smoky lemon tea in a tea advent calendar and it made me gag. 🤢 4w
Bklover Just now got caught up! Had life issues, but catching up on my other two buddyreads now. 🙄 4w
BarkingMadRead @Bklover I‘m not into strong smells or flavors, so I wonder if I‘ll like it! 4w
Deblovestoread Lapsing can definitely be an acquired taste. If anyone wants to try it without spending $ I recently bought a Harney & Son supply and would be happy to send a sample to you. Kim, will you please add me to the tag list. I remembered I had this book on my kindle so am caught up and will read along. 4w
Bklover @BarkingMadRead The smell was horrible. I actually thought something was wrong with it. I knew the owner of the shop and I called him. Apparently it was supposed to smell this way. Guess I should have figured that since the name was Smoky Lemon. 🙄🙄 4w
peanutnine @Cuilin 💯 hot priest vibes ftw 4w
Cuilin @peanutnine I will forever picture Andrew Scott as Ransome as I read 😂 4w
julieclair Those hashtags! 🤣🤣🤣 And now I have to try this tea. Plus, I am very interested to see how the hot priest story develops. 🔥 4w
dabbe This discussion cracks me up! All about tea! 'Cuz the plot kinda ain't happening yet in this story. 🤩 3w
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Bookwormjillk Where is this book going? 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk Absolutely nowhere! That‘s the charm of Barbara Pym. 😊 4w
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Bookwormjillk @Ruthiella guess after Tess I‘m just waiting for something terrible to happen 4w
Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk Understandable. We were all traumatized by that book, I think! 4w
TheBookHippie I‘m loving this just catching up. I love her writing so much! After last month this is ZEN! 😂♥️ 4w
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella I think that‘s why I love it! 4w
julieclair Harry is a cad! 4w
Cuilin Harry is a PLAYER!!! 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess I'm loving the characters in this book but not a clue where it is going! I agree that Harry is a cad/player! 4w
dabbe I feel like it's a day-in-the-life-of kind of book. It reminds me of GLIMPSES OF THE MOON by Wharton, where every day was like “We got up. We ate breakfast. We shopped and ate lunch. Then we partied. And partied. And partied.“ 🤣 4w
Ruthiella Also, if any have read Excellent Women, the Rocky Napier that Rowena and Wilmet had a crush on during the war in Italy is Mildred‘s neighbor in that book. 4w
Cuilin @Ruthiella oh I didn‘t catch that. Fabulous. Loved Excellent Women. 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Rocky as a Pym Easter egg was so fun! 4w
Ruthiella @Aimeesue @Cuilin I love those little cameos from other novels. 😃 (edited) 4w
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Hemlock Island: A Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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This was a crazy thriller! It fits the #wickedwords November prompt #family (and a messed up one at that!) @AsYouWish and for #ispybingo the title is in all caps @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 4w
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Glass of Blessings | Barbara Pym
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CatLass007 Pretty. 4w
Cuilin Sybil is great, but Wilmet is a bit too judgmental. She needs to find her bliss. 4w
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peanutnine @Cuilin Wilmet is judgmental but so far I'm enjoying her commentary on others 😅 4w
Bookwormjillk But what did happen at the hunting lodge in 1883?? 4w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk right?!? Whyyyyy didn‘t they tell us? Will we find out later? We need to know! 4w
TheAromaofBooks That's quite the article!!! 😳 I like Wilment but am always confused by people who are bored or feel like they have too much spare time. Find a hobby!! 😂 4w
rubyslippersreads @TheAromaofBooks Perhaps Wilmet thinks giving blood is a hobby. 🤣 4w
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads - And eating suspicious salads 😂 😂 😂 4w
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Starting this one today as well! #randomclassics

AlaMich That cover is gorgeous! 4w
BarkingMadRead @AlaMich I just love it, it jumped right out at me! 4w
TheAromaofBooks This is the edition I picked out as well!! 4w
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King
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This month‘s book is #SleepingBeauties Grab your copy and check back at the end of the month for open discussion! Don‘t forget to tag me so I can see which version you have! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion
REMEMBER: I have started the tag list over, so if you‘d like to be tagged for future posts, drop a comment below!

Bklover Thanks for tagging me. I started this one and never finished it and I can‘t remember why. Will try it again! 4w
bthegood Have this book - am going to try a chapter a day until I finish the two other books I have that go back to the library soon!! Thx for the tag - I have same book cover as you! 4w
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BarkingMadRead @Bklover the same happened to me on my first read and then I blew through it! 4w
5feet.of.fury Add me to the new tag list plz! 3w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury gotcha!! 3w
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AnnR I've got a general feel for the personalities but will see how things progress. They all sound a bit snobby. 1mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m looking forward to seeing how things work out with all these snobs. 1mo
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dabbe Is this one a chapter a day? 1mo
BarkingMadRead @dabbe yes! There are 23 chapters so we will even be done before it‘s time for Turkey! 1mo
BarkingMadRead @annr @Bookwormjillk I‘m glad I‘m not the only one 🤣🤣 1mo
AnneCecilie Sybil definitely sounds interesting, but then Pym always has some interesting female characters in the her novels. 1mo
kspenmoll Still waiting on my order from Blackwell‘s. Not in my library 1mo
dabbe @BarkingMadRead #woohoo! 💜🖤🧡 1mo
eeclayton I'm glad this book got chosen. It felt so cozy to step back into Pym's world. 1mo
Cuilin Something tells me we‘re not in Wessex anymore. 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I'm starting this tonight after work. @barkingmadread can you please add me to the daily list? Thanks. :) 1mo
rubyslippersreads I enjoy reading about these people, but I don‘t think I‘d enjoy actually hanging out with them. 😏 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I like that this one is seasonal. St Luke's Day is October 18th. Evil Chrystamums. 😆 Also someone remind me what the difference is between low and high church. I know we've discussed it before. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Crinoline_Laphroaig low church is like Protestant and high church is Catholic, low church has less ritual and high church has more 1mo
Bklover @Crinoline_Laphroaig That was my question too- low and high church. And thanks for the explanation @BarkingMadRead 🤎🤎🤎 4w
bthegood I laughed when Wilmet is thinking about Father Bode and thinks he might be the type who likes tin salmon but then she's embarrassed by that thought because he's a good man. 😂 4w
peanutnine I do like Sybil so far however I find it interesting that she is another archaeologist. Is this a pattern with Pym characters or something from the time period? She wrote a woman archaeologist in Excellent Women as well. As a former archaeologist, I found it remarkable since the field has become so male-dominated 4w
bthegood @peanutnine interesting point - I forgot that there was female archaeologist in that one! 4w
julieclair So far, Sybil is the only one of these characters I like. 4w
rwmg @peanutnine I associate Pym with anthropologists rather than archaeologists. No Pym novel is complete without the clergy and anthropologists. I suppose she met them in her day job and so they were just part of her world. 4w
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Cereal Murders | Diane Mott Davidson
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