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BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun

Joined May 2016

Book Reviewer, Little Free Library Explorer
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Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
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Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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Madwoman Upstairs | Catherine Lowell
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This is been on my TBR pile for awhile, I didn‘t even realize how perfect it was until I really looked at it. Bring on more Brontë!

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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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I‘m ready @TheAromaofBooks I have four books on my kindle that I need to read in July, so I put it on top lol #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks My challenge for reading my oldest Kindle books is probably the one I'm doing the worst at this year... I seem to be a few months behind on that one 😂 1d
BarkingMadRun @TheAromaofBooks oh my, I don‘t even know how many are in there, I‘m the worst at getting the free kindle books for Prime and never reading them 🤣🤣 (edited) 1d
TheAromaofBooks When I first bought my Kindle in 2016 all the opportunities for free books kind of went to my head and there are like a million, so I've been trying to start with the oldest and work through them so I at least FEEL like I'm making progress!! 😂 1d
Kangaj1 I have the same kindle cover! I made one of my suits for #TBRDeckOfCards all my oldest Kindle books, and then one suit was newer Kindle books. Getting through them! 17h
BarkingMadRun @Kangaj1 so cool!! 16h
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@Crinoline_Laphroaig I thought I remembered yet another H name, but I wasn‘t sure! But there it is, he was writing to his BIL

Bookwormjillk Mystery solved, but don‘t love that he shared her diary with his brother in law. 4d
BarkingMadRun @Bookwormjillk that definitely bothered me, he promised to keep them secret and told his BIL every damn thing! So so wrong!! 4d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Thank you! 3d
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Final post: what a whirlwind! Anne sure kept us on our toes with this one! Ups and downs, jumping to conclusions, making assumptions, and so much more! This was my first time reading it, and it drove me nuts, but I did enjoy it. I still think Helen deserves better, but was there actually anyone in her life who was better? Men just sucked back then 🤣 Drop your final thoughts below! #andtheylivedhappilyeverafter #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheAromaofBooks I'm glad I read this one, but I don't think I'll sign up for a reread 😂 In the end at least Gilbert wants Helen to be happy, and even though he's kind of dumb and self-centered, I also think he'll be very trainable so Helen should be able to bring him up to snuff 😆 4d
BarkingMadRun @TheAromaofBooks yesssss well said!!! 4d
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ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks good point! Gilbert‘s an idiot but there‘s potential. I see a lot of eye-rolling from Helen, but she‘s always keeping in mind how much worse it could be (and was). 4d
BarkingMadRun @ravenlee so sad that Gil is a step up 🤣🤣 4d
TheBookHippie When you think how much worse could it be for women … then oh yeah… ugh. The lesser of the evils 🤷🏻‍♀️ I read this as a teenager and remembered almost nothing 🤣 this was fun to read with a group I enjoyed every minute!!! (edited) 4d
Librarybelle “Men just sucked back then.” Love it! 😂 4d
julieclair @TheBookHippie Ditto! I could have written this exact comment. Especially the part about how fun it was to read with the group! 👍 4d
julieclair At least Helen seems happy. And of course little Arthur adores Gil. So all's well that ends well, I suppose. Although there's no accounting for taste... 🤪🥴 4d
julieclair @BarkingMadRun You have done an amazing job of making this buddy read so very fun! Your memes! Your hashtags! Thank you! 💝 4d
eeclayton I would've been happy with the ending of the last but one chapter, but at least little Arthur got an okay-ish stepfather this way. I still don't understand what Helen saw in Gilbert, and I feel like he was more obsessed with her than really loved her, especially before reading her journals. Anyway, it was fun reading with you all, and I loved the daily posts @BarkingMadRun 💕 4d
BarkingMadRun @julieclair @eeclayton I‘m glad you had fun!! 4d
tpixie @BarkingMadRun thanks for letting me join in! You are a great host!! 4d
BarkingMadRun Thanks @tpixie 🥰🥰 4d
peanutnine I agree with everyone, Helen is definitely settling for Gilbert - he's not an ideal man but she doesn't have any better options. And at least he will be good to her and Arthur. Thanks @BarkingMadRun for your hilarious posts - I looked forward to them each day! 4d
Ruthiella My feeling was she knew she could manage Gil to be the kind of man she needs. But, yes...good men were likely hard to find in that time and place. Thanks for hosting! 😊 4d
Clare-Dragonfly Thanks for hosting the buddy read! This was so much fun! 😁 BTW I posted the article I mentioned a while back in my review. 4d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Who was hoping Helen sent him packing⁉️🙋🏻‍♀️ A widow in control of her own money was a much power as a woman could get back then. So why marry??? At least he'll be easy to manipulate. 4d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Also did we ever learn who Gilbert was writing to? 4d
BarkingMadRun @Crinoline_Laphroaig omg did it ever say?!? I don‘t know! I must investigate! 4d
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRun thanks so much for leading us through this discussion. I enjoyed this read, but am not sure I would have finished without you all. 4d
Bklover @BarkingMadRun This was a first time read for me so thank you so much for making it so much fun! I also appreciate Helen for reassuring me that I am not the only woman with terrible taste in men! Gil got very very lucky. He definitely married up. (edited) 3d
BarkingMadRun @bklover he certainly did!! 3d
inthegreensandblues @Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRun It was his sister Rose's husband he was writing to. I just finished and it was in the last sentence. They were sharing tales of their youth. 😊 3d
inthegreensandblues @BarkingMadRun Thanks for leading the buddy read! I enjoyed my first Anne Bronte. 3d
BarkingMadRun @inthegreensandblues that‘s what happens when you read ahead! When you make your posts a week later, you forget things! 🤣 3d
rubyslippersreads @Crinoline_Laphroaig Her aunt agreed with you! 3d
rubyslippersreads I didn‘t care much for most of the characters, but after reading about the protracted suffering and death of Mr. Huntingdon, I realized that Anne probably had firsthand knowledge from observing her brother Branwell, which I find very painful. 3d
BarkingMadRun @rubyslippersreads I wish I had known that going in, instead of reading the article after. It would have helped a lot, poor Anne! 2d
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I just posted this review on Instagram and the author just messaged me privately and said it made her day!!

Y‘all.
I love me a good cozy mystery, and this one takes the cake. While it has a lot of the traditional characteristics of a cozy, it has also breaks a few of the traditional rules, with an outcome that is truly delightful. The body count is high, which has the police more stumped than usual, and allows our heroine…

BarkingMadRun Pru to do some serious detective work! The antics of the characters are hysterical, and you‘ll fall in love with all of the wild and crazy members of the Winterbottom Women‘s Institute. Just don‘t get too attached, because you never know who might be the next victim….
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Kdgordon88 Great review! And nice the author reached out. 😊 5d
BarkingMadRun @Kdgordon88 she was super sweet, I fangirled a little lol 5d
DivineDiana Everyone loves a compliment! How nice that she responded to you! ❤️ (edited) 5d
Dragon Sounds good , stacking 💚🐉 5d
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Chapter 52: Gil travels to find Helen, only to discover that now she‘s loaded….. she he doesn‘t think he is good enough for her anymore. #honeyyouneverwere #shedeservesbetter #soselfish #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Lcsmcat I love all your tags , especially #honeyyouneverwere! 5d
BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat lol thanks, this book has me so salty 🤣🤣 5d
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MoonWitch94 Those hashtags 🥳 #chefskiss 5d
BarkingMadRun Lol thanks @MoonWitch94 😘😘 5d
Bklover It was worth reading this book just for the hashtags! #😂😘 5d
BarkingMadRun @Bklover at least something good came out of it 🤣🤣 5d
julieclair At least our Gil is finally right about something. 5d
BarkingMadRun @julieclair 🤣🤣🤣 5d
eeclayton @julieclair this might be the first time he wasn't completely selfish. I'm afraid it won't last too long, though. 5d
julieclair @eeclayton Unfortunately, I imagine you're right. 😬 4d
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Mail Order Man | Heather Gray
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Hit the “post office” today and my packages are going out today for the #staycationswap and the #spookysummerswap @Wonderwoman89 @paperwitchs @DinoMom @Chrissyreadit @babyruth2510 they should arrive in 2-8 days lol hopefully closer to 2, but even 8 will be on time! Whew!

DinoMom Yay!!! 5d
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Chapter 51: Eliza tells Gil that Helen is going to marry Hargrave, so he heads out to stop the wedding. But does he arrive in time? #pemberlittens #chapteraday #yasnoozeyalose #runGilrun

Clare-Dragonfly Gil sure does love making assumptions about what people are thinking! 6d
BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly he is the absolute worst 6d
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TheAromaofBooks I couldn't deal with the way he was all wound up about her “betraying“ him, like dude, you've literally been moping around for over a year?!?! I honestly was hoping that she really had moved on! 😂 6d
Clare-Dragonfly Also, does the text ever call him Gil or did we all just decide to go with that? 😂 6d
BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly lol that was me, I don‘t think he‘s ever referred to anything but Gilbert 6d
BarkingMadRun @TheAromaofBooks all the yesses!! I was not super thrilled with the idea of her with Hargrave, but Gilbert is no prize either 🤣🤣 6d
Bklover This woman has seriously bad taste in men. 6d
DebinHawaii ALL of the men in this book annoy the 💩out of me!!! 😤 6d
julieclair I just feel so sorry for poor Helen. She deserves a much better man than any of these guys. 6d
MoonWitch94 The men in this book are just SO awful! 😵‍💫 5d
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My #joysofjune readathon wrap up! I finished the books I wanted to finish, plus one more, and started the two I planned on starting! Success!! Not quite as many hours as I had hoped, but I have been doing a cycling challenge and there aren‘t enough hours in the day! Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!!

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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen Book
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Have you ever looked under the dust jacket of this one? Crazy! I‘m starting today, reading roughly 20 pages a day, although I always finish out the chapter! I‘ve never seen any other cover, so if you have one that‘s different, be sure and tag me so I can see it! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #ghosthostpost
 

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Addison_Reads I've always loved the artwork under the dust jacket. 💚 1w
tpixie Wow this is gorgeous!! That‘s such a nice surprise. That‘s one of the reasons I don‘t like hardbacks as much as paperbacks- because once you take the paper cover off , usually the book itself is boring. 7d
BarkingMadRun @tpixie yes! Usually some dark color underneath with no personality 7d
BookwormAHN Wow 🖤 7d
KathyWheeler That‘s lovely. I don‘t have a hardback copy. Mine was an Advanced Reader‘s Copy that I got at the American Library Association conference before the book was released. 7d
BarkingMadRun @KathyWheeler that‘s so cool! 7d
Sparklemn Lovely! 💛 6d
ErinSueMreads It's easily the wildest book on my shelf! 3d
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Chapter 50: Gil is waiting for 6 months to go by, so he can write to Helen. But her uncle dies, so he waits, and then she keeps traveling, so he waits, and then ……. #justwritethedamnletter #meanwhile #MrsLowbroughdies #goodriddance #grimsbydies #peaceout #hattersleyeandLowbroughlivetheirbestlives #andGilsstillwaiting #pemberlittens #chapteraday

tpixie Lol 😂 1w
TheBookHippie Seriously 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I've never read this. But it's a Bronte so my money is on Unhappy Ending. 1w
TheBookHippie @Crinoline_Laphroaig Which is why I love them so much! BAHAHAHAHA. 1w
Bklover Well Mr Bean made me smile. 7d
BarkingMadRun @Bklover there were a lot of memes with skeletons lol but who doesn‘t love Mr Bean?!! 7d
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Chapter 49: Huntington goes back to his old ways with some pretty disastrous results. #helencanstoprunning #ihopeshesaiditoldyouso #peaceouthuntington #pemberlittens #chapteraday

peanutnine Honestly, FINALLY. I've never wanted a character's death more 1w
BarkingMadRun @peanutnine seriously! I didn‘t even feel bad for cheering 🤣 1w
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julieclair Finally! Helen is a free woman. And also a saint. Her patience and sense of duty are astounding. Huntingdon SO did not deserve her. #understatementoftheyear 😂 1w
DebinHawaii Same!!! 😆 1w
Bklover @peanutnine Me too! I kept thinking Please don‘t get better Please don‘t get better!! 7d
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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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This month‘s book is #LiseysStory! Grab your copy and check back around July 18th for open discussion! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #ghosthostpost

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BookishTrish Finally planning to join you all! Have my copy of Lisey all lined up! 1w
KathyWheeler It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read this. Looking forward to it. 1w
BarkingMadRun @KathyWheeler I started it once before and didn‘t finish, and can‘t remember why! I am looking forward to reading again! 1w
KathyWheeler @BarkingMadRun Sometimes you‘re just not in a mood for a book at the time you first pick it up. That happens to me a lot. 1w
Karkar Oh I do not like this one. ☹️ this has to be least favorite King. 1w
Addison_Reads @BarkingMadRun Can I be added to the list? I've been wanting to reread Lisey's Story and this gives me a great reason to now. 1w
KathyWheeler @Karkar it‘s one of my least favorites as well, but I figured I‘d read it again anyway. At least I‘ve successfully read it, which hasn‘t happened yet with The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon even though it was so short! 1w
Bklover Yesssssssss!!!!! 1w
Sparklemn Really looking forward to this one! 6d
BarkingMadRun @Sparklemn I‘ve never read this all the way through so I‘m looking forward to it as well! 6d
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Chapter 48: Helen stay to tend Huntington and Gil gets permission to tell the neighbors that they were wrong about her…. #nogoodhashtagstoday #pemberlittens #chapteraday #ifinisheditallyesterday #couldnotstop

TheBookHippie In my defense it is what I did today at the doctor 🤣♥️ and it wasn‘t as fun with out me talking aloud to the book. 😝 1w
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Bookwormjillk I haven‘t finished yet, but I probably will today. Once I get to 90% it‘s hard to stop 🤷‍♀️ 1w
BarkingMadRun @Bookwormjillk I totally agree!! 1w
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Chapter 47, and all I wanna say is 🤬🤬🤬🤬 that‘s it. That‘s all I got. #IYKYK #runhelenrun #notthatway #turnaround #atleastshemadeacontractthistime #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie UGHHHHHHHHHHHH. 1w
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julieclair I am tearing my hair out. This is so frustrating! 😵‍💫 1w
Bklover I agree with everyone. 1w
ravenlee And now for something completely different - oh wait, it‘s not. 1w
eeclayton I missed a few days but am completely caught up now. I want to say two things: (1) I still don't understand what Helen sees in Gilbert, (2) wtf, Helen? 😕 1w
BarkingMadRun @eeclayton I know! Sadly, Gilbert is a step up 🤣🤣 1w
Ruthiella This is the best meme! 😂😂😂 1w
MoonWitch94 I couldn‘t have summed this up better than this meme! 🙄😂 1w
Daisey Great hashtags again on this one! 1w
DivineDiana She‘ll never learn! And I love everything about this post! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 3d
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Starting a new one, this one I‘m reading in exchange for a review. Looks fun!

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Chapter 46: Helen is preparing to leave and Gil and Freddy are…. Friends? I‘m not sure Freddy is too thrilled about it, though…. #imsurehemeanswell #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Bklover Freddy should tell Gil to get lost! 2w
BarkingMadRun @Bklover I totally agree! 2w
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ravenlee I feel like Freddy really wants (but is too British-well-bred) to do is tell Gil to f#*% off. 2w
BarkingMadRun @ravenlee 🤣🤣🤣 yes!! 2w
TheBookHippie @ravenlee 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
MoonWitch94 Yes @ravenlee 👍🏻😂🤩 2w
Bookwormjillk Freddy is more like a hostage than a friend. 2w
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I beat my friend to the restaurant for lunch, so I‘m starting this…

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Chapter 45: Gil visits Helen, and she tells him that she must move again now, but they can write each other…. Someday. He agrees and even apologizes to Freddy…. #helengotsmart #runhelenrun #Gilisstillachild #cannotbetrusted #pemberlittens #chapteraday

StolenBookmobile Oh Toby Stephens 🤩 2w
ravenlee Such a not-apology! “I‘m terribly sorry that you made me bash in your skull. Very bad behaviour - on YOUR part!” 2w
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BarkingMadRun @ravenlee omg right?!? He‘s such a child 2w
Bookwormjillk Sorry I attacked you and left you for dead. Can you put in a good word with your sister? 2w
Lcsmcat “not quite proper “?!?!??? I am so fed up with him. 2w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk RIGHT?!?!?! UGHHHHH 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Gil: Oh wow, I‘ve learned so much! I am ashamed of my conduct. Also Gil: Forces his way into people‘s houses, admits that maybe it wasn‘t okay for him to beat his friend half to death now that he knows they aren‘t competing for the same woman. 2w
julieclair I am so over him... 2w
Bklover That whole section on when he can write her left me completely confused. It was an entire page on my phone and I still don‘t quite get whether it‘s six months or never. 🙄 (part of me is wishing it was never!) 2w
BarkingMadRun @Bklover I think that after 6 months he‘s allowed to write to her, if he still loves her. So dramatic! 2w
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Brought this to the nail salon and read during my pedicure. A little more reading at home and I‘m done with my #doublebookspin I‘m almost done with my #bookspin as well! @TheAromaofBooks

BethM I bailed 20 books ago 😂 has she picked a love interest yet? 2w
BarkingMadRun @BethM she‘s with Morelli right now, but she‘s still super fickle 🤣🤣 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM. | CHRISTINE. PIAZZA PRIDE (JO.)
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Totally forgot to make my post for my #JoysofJune goals! My goal is to finish the three books I‘m currently reading, and start the Cruel Prince and Lisey‘s Story. Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!!!

Andrew65 Good Luck 👏👏👏 2w
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Chapter 44: Helen has escaped! She is safely in Wildfell Hall, and worries that Huntington will find her…. #Gilisnothelping #hecantkeepasecret #bewarehelen #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Bookwormjillk Waiting to see how Gilbert will mess this up for her while feeling sorry for himself. 2w
BarkingMadRun @Bookwormjillk omg I was thinking the same thing! 2w
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ravenlee I had honestly forgotten the framing story over the flashback chapters, and couldn‘t even remember Gil‘s name. Coming back to that bit was jarring, and now I‘m back to being disgusted with Gil and worried for Helen. 2w
BarkingMadRun @ravenlee definitely the downfall of a chapter a day, when the chapters are so short, and there are so many! It was majorly disorienting for me! 2w
julieclair You just know she's going to be discovered at some point. None of her neighbors can mind their own business, or keep a secret. 2w
Ruthiella @ravenlee Such a rude awakening to realize she escaped only to end up with man-baby Gil! 😬 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Gil continues to be incredibly self-centered 🙄 2w
ravenlee @Ruthiella right?! I‘d ask for a refund on that Cracker Jack prize. 2w
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Chapter 43: Huntington brings home a “governess” 🙄🙄 which finally gives Helen the courage to leave! 🎉🎉🎉 #runhelenrun #dontsearchcheatingwiththebabysitter #itsallgraphic #yourewelcome #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie “Governess” 2w
BarkingMadRun @TheBookHippie 🤣 I‘m calling it like it is 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 2w
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Clare-Dragonfly Your tags 😂😂😂 2w
BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly I saw things nobody should see 🤣🤣 I had to change my search 🤣🤣 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig RUN HELEN‼RUN‼ 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig And somebody remind me how did she get Windfell Hall. It feels like I've been reading this books for YEARS and I can't remember. 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Checked my Calendar this is Day 43 of 54. Chapter a Day will take us to June 23rd. 2w
BarkingMadRun @Crinoline_Laphroaig it was her childhood home, I think her brother is the owner 2w
MoonWitch94 @TheBookHippie 🤣😂🤣😂 YES!!! 🤩 2w
inthegreensandblues I love this illustration 😍 2w
julieclair Just when you think Huntington can't get any worse, he outdoes himself. 2w
BarkingMadRun @julieclair it boggles the mind!! 2w
Bklover @Crinoline_Laphroaig I‘m so glad you said that! It does seem like we‘ve been reading this for a very long time! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, your tags just made my day! 😂 2w
BarkingMadRun @TheAromaofBooks I was telling the hubs about searching for a pic, and he started laughing before I could even finish. He said the search was just screaming porn 😝🤪 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Chapter 42: Hattersley comes by and gives Helen grief about her lovely husband, so she turns the table and gives him grief right back. #dontmesswithhelen #womanscorned #sheputhiminhisplace #pemberlittens #chapteraday

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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At the movies!!

mdm139 We loved it 2w
Sparklemn Loved it, too! 2w
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Chapter 41: we found out why little Arthur hates 🍷 and plans are made! #runhelenrun #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie I so love this daily update, I love Bronte writing so this is like the icing on the cake except with this book I now like your update more!! 2w
BarkingMadRun @TheBookHippie awww thank you!! I love hosting these buddy reads!! (edited) 2w
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Bookwormjillk It was kind of a weird method to get the kid to stop drinking but I guess it worked. 2w
Bklover I agree with @TheBookHippie ❤️❤️ 2w
julieclair I was pretty impressed with Helen‘s cleverness! 2w
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The hubs just sent me this link, it‘s in Texas this August. Is anyone going?!? I‘m seriously considering it!

Soubhiville I‘ll have to look it up! Thanks for sharing. 2w
Chrissyreadit That looks like fun! 1w
BarkingMadRun I booked it and a friend is joining me as well. I‘m so excited! 1w
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Chapter 40: just when you think Helen is going to get away…. #icouldhaveusedagodfathermeme #everytimeithinkimouttheypullmebackin #pemberlittens #chapteraday

MoonWitch94 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 2w
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Bookwormjillk The disaster we were all waiting for actually happened 🤬 2w
tpixie 🥹🥹🥹 2w
julieclair Poor Helen. She just can't catch a break. 2w
eeclayton Not to blame the victim here, but it was foolish of her to write her journals in plain sight. And also not to burn them when discovered -- although, of course, there would be no book for us to read then 😁 2w
Bklover @eeclayton I agree about it being foolish writing it right there in public where anyone can see it!!🙄🙄🙄 2w
rubyslippersreads This made me furious—at Huntingdon for being such a jerk, and at Helen for not keeping her diary secret. But on a more practical note, wouldn‘t shoving all the flammable painting paraphernalia into the fireplace cause a bigger fire than described? 2w
BarkingMadRun @rubyslippersreads omg i thought the same thing! I was waiting for the explosion! 2w
TheBookHippie @rubyslippersreads yaaaas. One would think so🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
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Chapter 39: just when you think it can‘t get any worse! Helen turns to her painting to save money to escape, and Rachel is in on the plan! #runhelenrun #whyamistressed #iknowshegetsaway #pemberlittens #chapteraday

peanutnine Even though we know she gets away, I'm still anxious that something is gonna go horribly wrong before she gets out 😬 3w
BarkingMadRun @peanutnine yes! Exactly! 3w
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julieclair I'm glad she has a friend in Rachel. She is going to need help making this plan work. I, too, am worried something may go wrong. It's nail-biting time, lol. 3w
BarkingMadRun @julieclair I think we might be at that point where I can‘t stop and keep reading past one chapter 🤣 3w
Bklover I‘m definitely at the point where I want to keep reading! 2w
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Chapter 38: Lowborough finds out and a duel is suggested. He says no, and the men are disappointed. He takes Annabelle and leaves, which makes Arthur happy. Hmmmmmm #troubleincheatersparadise #pemberlittens #chapteraday

julieclair Duels. What a different world! And the men are disappointed because one of their friends isn‘t going to shoot the other. What?!?! 3w
BarkingMadRun @julieclair I was thinking the same thing. Completely ridiculous! It would have served Arthur right if he had lost in a duel! Why do they not think about the outcome?! 3w
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Lcsmcat @BarkingMadRun @julieclair They don‘t think about ANY outcomes. They think they‘re immortal. 🙄 3w
BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat I think our problem is, we assume that they think at all 🙄🙄🤣🤣 3w
julieclair @BarkingMadRun Sad but true! 😂😂 3w
Bklover Arthur doesn‘t really care about anyone, including the nasty Annabelle! 3w
Clare-Dragonfly I think Helen and Lowborough are the only ones with any morals or empathy. 3w
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WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM. | CHRISTINE. PIAZZA PRIDE (JO.)
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Chapter 37: Arthur is off again, which means Hargrave is hanging around. He can‘t understand why she won‘t cheat with him, since Arthur is cheating on her 🙄🙄 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie I remember decades ago being on bed rest with my daughter and watching soap operas … this reminds me of that 🤣🤣💯💯🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 3w
BarkingMadRun @TheBookHippie omg yes!!! 🤣🤣 3w
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eeclayton Is there one decent male character in this book? 😠 3w
Bklover @eeclayton I don‘t think so! They all appear to be jerks! 3w
Bklover Oh, and Hargrave is creepy. 3w
Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie totally! Although Helen is supposed to be good and I don‘t love her much either. 3w
TheBookHippie @Bklover true to life 🤣 3w
Clare-Dragonfly @eeclayton Lawrence might be okay but I think we‘ll have to wait to find out… 3w
julieclair It‘s so weird to think that marrying a decent, hardworking farmer would be considered unacceptable, but marrying one of these degenerates is considered an excellent match. No wonder Jane Austen remained single! 3w
BarkingMadRun @julieclair I know!! Ugh!! 3w
eeclayton @Clare-Dragonfly I can't wait to find out who he actually is! 3w
nanuska_153 I'm still catching up, and you'll be like, what's she is talking about, but I have to say it: what amazes me the most is that he is so sure of himself that he thinks just because she doesn't want her husband she can't possibly reject him, as if being alone or not wanting him wasn't an option 3d
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Chapter 36: everyone is miserable and little Arthur is starting to show tendencies like his father 🙄🙄🙄 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

Ruthiella This is the point where Helen must draw a line. Her son is in danger. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Anyone else ready for the story to move on. For Helen to do something. We get it Arthur is a wanker. 3w
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRun it's like the Brontes were paid by the word. 3w
julieclair @Ruthiella Yes! She cannot allow little Arthur to live in this toxic environment. And @Crinoline_Laphroaig “paid by the word”! 👍😂😂😂 3w
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Not completely accurate, but you get the point! Chapter 35, and I want to toss that woman out a window! What happened to girl code?!?! #pemberlittens #chapteraday

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Chapter 34: Lady Lowborough gets put in her place 🤣🤣 so proud of Helen! #pemberlittens #chapteraday #threecheersforhelen

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Chapter 33: after Rachel hints at some impropriety, Helen finally figured out what‘s been going on in the garden….. #pemberlittens #chapteraday

BarkingMadRun Ok, how many of us knew EXACTLY what was going on the first time Helen surprised Arthur in the garden? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 3w
Lcsmcat @BarkingMadRun 🙋🏻‍♀️ So, naive or willfully blind? She strikes me as quite a different person from the older Helen we met first. 3w
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BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat I think naive? Not anymore though! Poor Helen! 3w
eeclayton @BarkingMadRun 🙋‍♀️ @Lcsmcat Maybe both? Hargrave wanted to tell her before and she didn't want to hear him out. That's sounds willfully blind to me. 3w
BarkingMadRun @eeclayton that‘s a great point! 3w
Bklover I‘m not exactly sure how she could be surprised. It‘s been right there in front of her with nearly everyone trying to tell her!!🙄 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRun 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3w
Librarybelle 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3w
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julieclair 🙋‍♀️ 3w
julieclair @lcsmcat I agree with @eeclayton … she‘s a bit of both. Naive at first, and now using willful blindness to hold on to her naïveté. And she is slowly, because of her sad life, transforming into the Helen we met at the beginning of the book. ? 3w
Lcsmcat @julieclair @eeclayton It makes me sad to see her have to toughen up like this. 3w
julieclair @Lcsmcat I agree. 3w
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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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We have tickets for Fiddler on the Roof in charlotte tonight, but the hubs had a work thing first. So I‘ll sitting in his office “lobby” with a book for the next hour. This doesn‘t suck at all. I‘m here for it 🤣

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Chapter 32: more bad behavior and someone still wants to tell Helen a secret she does not want to hear 🙄 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

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The Night Bookmobile | Audrey Niffenegger
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If you saw a bookmobile out and about, what would you hope to find inside?

jlhammar I loved this graphic novel! Read it years ago and still think about it. 4w
Kayla.Adriena A book mobile that looked just like this used to come to my Elementary school , I don't think it's in existence anymore 4w
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Cell: A Novel | Stephen King
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May reads! It was a good month!

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Chapter 31: Helen‘s father dies and she wants to wear black, but Arthur says that will make him sad, and doesn‘t want her to. He invites the old crew back for some hunting and things get way out of hand 🍷 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

TheBookHippie Helen should be single 😩 4w
Librarybelle This chapter was almost too hard to read with the shenanigans of the men (and Annabella)…I cringed so much! 😂 4w
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Lcsmcat I was bothered by so much in this chapter. Was there really nothing she could do to protect her guests? 4w
BarkingMadRun @Librarybelle @Lcsmcat I agree. It‘s so hard to imagine a time when women had no choice but to do what they‘re told! 4w
Bookwormjillk A very cringey chapter indeed. 4w
Bklover I‘m with @TheBookHippie 😩 4w
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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My goal for #20in4 was 20 chapters, since I knew I wouldn‘t have time for 20 hours of reading. Well, it turns out that Cell had lots of shorter chapters, so I made my new goal 20 chapters per day, or 80 total. I managed 82! Score!! Thanks for the challenge, @Andrew65

melmes Which app is this? 4w
BarkingMadRun @melmes this is Bookly 4w
melmes Oh okay thanks 😊 4w
Andrew65 Awesome, well done 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. 4w
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Chapter 30, and we are getting an idea of why Helen doesn‘t like the smell of wine 🍷 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

tpixie Great photo!! You are so good at finding the perfect photo!! 🍷 4w
TheBookHippie THE PHOTO!!!! 💯 4w
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BarkingMadRun @tpixie @TheBookHippie thank you! My Google game is strong lol 4w
tpixie @BarkingMadRun yes it is!!! 🏆 4w
eeclayton I really felt like throwing the book today (except I'm reading on my kindle). Can Arthur be any more unbearable? 🤬 4w
BarkingMadRun @eeclayton every chapter I think, this is it, he can‘t get worse. And then he does 🙄 luckily for us, we know she leaves eventually 🤣🤣 4w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Arthur is such a prick. 4w
ravenlee Arthur is awful - but I‘m getting bad vibes from the “friend” who‘s just dying to tell Helen what her asshole husband has been up to despite her telling him repeatedly she doesn‘t want to know. He‘s being very pushy and I feel like something worse is coming. 4w
BarkingMadRun @ravenlee yes! I‘ve thought the same! 4w
DebinHawaii I finally caught up this weekend & so far EVERY man in this book annoys me, but Arthur is such an arsehole! 🤬 4w
Bklover Great photo! 4w
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Borrowed this from the library and then let it sit lol so now I must bang it out, just in case I can‘t renew #booknerdproblems

Soubhiville For June‘s #authoramonth? Enjoy! 4w
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After a couple hours of canoeing in the hot sun, your girl needs a bath and a book! #pemberlittens

EvieBee Treat yo‘ self! 4w
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Chapter 29, and Arthur still isn‘t home. Helen hangs with the Hargraves, but Walter makes her a little uncomfy. I love this cover and it reminded of the scene where she was handing baby Arthur the flowers 🌸 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

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Chapter 28: baby Arthur is born, big Arthur is a baby, and runs off to London for months because the baby bugs him 🙄 #pemberlittens #chapteraday

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Catering to Nobody | Diane Mott Davidson
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When you just have to know how it ends so you read while the hubs runs into the grocery store!

Nute I hear you!🙌🏽 1mo
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