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Pemberley

Pemberley

Joined September 2016

"Her soul belongs to words and books."
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Emma | Jane Austin
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“Have I no chance of succeeding?”

I‘m part of a Jane Austen book club on Facebook, and this month is Emma. I have always been a Mr. Darcy fan from P&P, but I think Mr. Knightley may take the top spot in Austen men!

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Night Tiger or Normal People by #sallyrooney? #BOTM

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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I am so far behind in my reading goal for the year! I read so many heavy books in a row and needed a break... back at it now with this one.

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Favorite audiobooks: go! I prefer fiction, but I‘m game to try anything. I have two free credits with audible and want to give it a shot. Thanks!

sprainedbrain Oh boy... how much time do you have? 😂 I‘ve listened to almost 300 books but some of my favorites: The Song of Achilles, The Highland Witch by Susan Fletcher, The Heart‘s Invisible Furies, The Library at Mount Char, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Shadow is the Wind (narrated by Jonathan Davis), the Passage series by Justin Cronin, Circe, all of Kate Morton‘s books, the Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King, The Terror by Dan Simmons, Atonement...😃 12mo
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Thoughts on Alias Grace? No spoilers; just a general opinion! Starting it today. Margaret Atwood is amazing but always leaves me a little unsettled... which I‘m sure is her goal.

Kaye I really liked this book , probably because it‘s based on a true story. Excellent in my opinion. 13mo
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This has taken a while to suck me in... I‘m getting there.

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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This book was hilarious!! It dealt with the confusion of coming out from an adult standpoint, which I enjoyed, and the characters were wonderful. I laughed out loud at so many parts. It was wonderful.

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We Are Called to Rise | Laura McBride
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This book BROKE me. And I would do it again in an instant. I normally do not enjoy books that jump between points of view.... I‘m so glad I didn‘t let that deter me from reading this. One of the most inspiring and thoughtful books I‘ve read in a long time. Don‘t read it in public if you‘re not prepared for ugly crying.

RebelReader I loved this book! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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First book on my 2018 Reading Challenge: a book that you‘ve seen the movie for. I watched this movie years ago and downloaded the book, but never got around to starting it.

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Fannie Flagg! 2y
Kaye Great story ! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Love it! If you want to read more Fannie Flagg, I also loved Can't Wait to get to Heaven. 2y
Pemberley @Prairiegirl_reading I loved her, that was the first book I‘ve read by her. I will definitely check that out!! Thank you ! 2y
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1036 Litfluence! I didn‘t even realize I passed by 1000, woooo!!

Kaye Good job ✨✨✨ 2y
Jess7 🎉🎉 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
Jas16 Yay!!🎉📚👏 2y
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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I got my new Kindle!! I feel like I‘m late to the #lianemoriarty train, but I‘m enjoying it so far. :)

Reagan She is so addicting. 2y
Pemberley @Reagan-reads , she sucks you in right away! I‘m really excited about it 2y
Reagan Have you read Big Little Lies? 2y
Pemberley Not yet. It looks like it‘ll be next on my list. I almost started watching the show but I‘m glad I waited; I‘d rather start with the book. What do you think about the book? 2y
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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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And books! ...She would buy them all over and over again: she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands...

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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If you'll excuse me, I'm having lunch with Jane Austen...

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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So since my most recent promotion (general manager of my office, yay!!), I have ZERO TIME to read. Since its not something I'm willing to give up, I thought I'd give audio books a go. My library has a decent selection, and I had to invest in a CD player but I'm hoping listening while I'm cooking/cleaning/whatever will work out. 📚🤞

LaurenReads I listen on my commute every day now, I‘m loving audiobooks! 2y
Pemberley @LaurenReads my best friend works an hour away from where he lives, I started getting audio books for him originally. But I live about 6 minutes away from my office.... that's just enough to make me mad lol!! I spend a lot of time cleaning and cooking when I'm off so hopefully I'll love them too!! 2y
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That moment when you realize you're not sleeping tonight.

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YES.

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The Crucible | Arthur Miller
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It's not Friday anymore but this is fun.

1. The Crucible... I love stories involving witches and witchcraft.
2. Teal.
3. Contrary.
4. Alicorn!
#friyayintro @jess.how

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October reading... I'm also planning on reading "The October Country" by Ray Bradbury. I love fall ?? Fall reading is my favorite! ?

Centique A Discovery of Witches is on my TBR too! Looking forward to it 😊 2y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson

Boyfriend: did you finish your book?
Me: no I'll finish it tonight.
Boyfriend: you're just going to have nightmares again.
Me: *explains in excruciating detail why the nightmares are worth it*
Boyfriend: I wish I liked anything as much as you like books.

Centique That‘s funny! 2y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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When you're reading in your office and the middle of the day and the book scares the hell out of you....

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October Country | Ray Bradbury
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I want to start "October Country." I love Ray Bradbury but have never gotten around to this one. What are everyone's thoughts on this book? #october #raybradbury

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RaimeyGallant Yea! Thank you for reposting. :) 2y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Fall is arriving early in east Tennessee, and this girl is ready! Beef stew, this book, and a sweet note for a bookmark while 'You've Got Mail' plays in the background... I'm quite pleased with this scenario.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.

Chilling opening line... it's the time of year for ghost stories!

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Before Everything | Victoria Redel
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I was warned. My friend asked me what I was reading two weeks ago.

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Before Everything | Victoria Redel
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I'm finished. And I'm completely and utterly devastated. This was not a "bring along on your vacation" book, but it was amazing from beginning to end.

Also, when #michaelcunningham reviews the book and calls it a "heartbreaker," you really have no one to blame but yourself for your tears when you read it anyway lol.

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Before Everything | Victoria Redel
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"Another belief: if Anna died, Helen would die too. It was the twisted logic of superstition. She'd never been without Anna, thus she wouldn't exist if Anna didn't exist."

Excuse me while I go ugly cry into my coffee.

RaimeyGallant Haha. 2y
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Before Everything | Victoria Redel
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My best friend and I are choosing books that focus on female friendships to read together and discuss... "Before everything" is first, and then "invincible summer!"

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1. Library
2. Probably author, but that's close.
3. Cry.
4. The 1000+ pages of history, of course!
5. Never read the back cover blurb. I like being surprised. @Kalalalatja #bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja 👍👍 2y
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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My well worn copy of "Practical Magic" as I get ready for #therulesofmagic release in October. #alicehoffman

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A promotion at work has kept me crazy busy and I've barely had any time to read! I have much bigger plans for my August reading list.
- The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood
- The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Uncommon, Carey Scott
- Reread of A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Rachel Held Evans
- I'm taking time to break in my Buffy coloring book!!

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Decisions, decisions... Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Sarah83 P&P 😍 3y
DeleteAcct I just got finished P&P a couple weeks ago so I suggest that. 😊 3y
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Now my promotion at work is official... I'm part of my district managers "leadership book club" lol. ?

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"Women rarely make one big decision to leave the workforce. Instead they make a lot of small decisions along the way, making accommodations and sacrifices that they believe will be required to have a family. Of all the women women hold themselves back, perhaps the most pervasive is that they leave before they leave."

I was just promoted at work after working towards it for a year! I'm finding some of the advice in here invaluable.

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I'm so bummed out! My best friend was offered a job in an office an hour and 10 minutes away. Consequently, this opened up a promotion for me, as well as increasing his salary considerably. But I'm trying to convince him not to move just to shorten the commute.... I need audio book suggestions to help make his ride more bearable! Help lol! #audiobook #recommendations

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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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It took me one and a half lunch breaks to finish this, and I loved it. It's not the straight terror you get sometimes with Stephen King, but the metaphors throughout the book are amazing and I loved the main character of Gwendy. King never fails to impress me, and I was thrilled with this novella.

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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger
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I went with "pick" for this book because the writing was beautiful and I loved the characters. They were flawed and interesting and deeper than you'd expect in a book with so many main characters. That being said, I didn't care much at all for the ending. It just seemed strange and abrupt to me. Overall though , I really did enjoy the story. ?

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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger

"Martin smiled and swivelled to look at her. In the dim light of the computer screen he seemed otherworldly; Julia thought him beautiful, though she knew it was the beauty of damage."

This book is GORGEOUS. A bit depressing, as not a single good thing has really happened yet, but it's just so beautiful that I don't mind.

Kbounds Currently reading this and really enjoying it. The characters have so much depth! 3y
Pemberley @Kbounds agreed! Especially for there to be such a wide array of main characters; you feel connected to each and every one of them! 3y
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How was I not aware that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this?? Have I been living under a rock?? So excited.

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It | Stephen King
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My library trip... a couple books I've been meaning to try and my favorite book for a reread.

BibliophileMomma Are you joining in our #buddyreadlongread of It? 👍🏼 3y
Pemberley @Tiffy_Reads I haven't heard about it! That sounds awesome! 3y
BibliophileMomma Use the tag #buddyreadlongread to find our sections and schedule. 👍🏼 3y
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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger
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Day 1 of my whole 30 month. I made myself garlic pork loin with green beans for lunch, and I'm starting a new book. Loved The Time Traveler's Wife, I'm excited! I've waited all day for lunch break. 😄

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What do you do when you're at the beach and it won't stop raining? Work on your TBR list and update your reading journal, of course. (I think you do that at the beach even if it's NOT raining.)

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"Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting."

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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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"Wow. It wouldn't be 30 pieces of silver for you, would it? It would be cookies."
"No. (YES. Snickerdoodles.)"

Legitimately laughing out loud at this book.

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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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First day at the beach.... We got here a little late to go to the ocean, so I'm relaxing with a glass of wine and a book I'm super excited about!

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Then Again | Diane Keaton
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I adore Diane Keaton and I love hearing her talk about her beautiful relationship with her mother.

Mariposa_Bookworm While I do like Diane Keaton, I must confess that I'm liking this post for the Tardis in the background.🤓 3y
Pemberley @Mariposa_Bookworm thanks!! I'm on a Doctor Who kick lately! 🤓 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Pemberley Who are your favorites? 3y
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Pemberley @Mariposa_Bookworm do you like the classics or the new doctors? Ten is my favorite from the new series... if I'm choosing from the whole span of the show, though, that's a totally different question lol! 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Pemberley Ten is also my favorite from the new series. Tom Baker is my favorite from the old series. 3y
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So... I need a suggestion for an audio book. I'm trying a free trial of Audible, I really like listening to books while I work out. Something upbeat and preferably non fiction; I need to expand out of my comfort zone. Thoughts? Suggestions?

Sarah83 have you already listened to some bill bryson books? 3y
Pemberley @Sarah83 I have not, worth a listen ? 3y
Sarah83 I only read the books. But they are quite funny. 😉 3y
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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"You must know,” said Estella, condescending to me as a brilliant and beautiful woman might, “that I have no heart—if that has anything to do with my memory.”

“Oh! I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt,” said Estella, “and, of course, if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there, no—sympathy—sentiment—nonsense.”

Taking my lunch break outside with Pip and Estella today.

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I love making lists... I'm not quite up there with the main guy from High Fidelity but I'm close. So, in no particular order, my top 5 favorite books.
1. It-Stephen King
2. Matilda-Roald Dahl
3. The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Wicked-Gregory Maguire
5. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen

This list could change at any point, possibly even later today. What are your top 5?