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Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig

Joined October 2016

🤓Tea Drinker by day. Whisky by night. Books all the time. All my bookish things: ➡️ https://linktr.ee/crinolinelaphroaig
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Was behind on both my #PemberLittens Readalongs of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Jane Austen at Home. Between audio and kindle I'm caught up!🤓

Photo from here:
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City of Fallen Angels | Cassandra Clare
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It's #ShadowhunterSunday on Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdlTpLkLKWz/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y

It's Isabelle Appreciation Day - because to quote the hosts "our favorite whip wielding, heel wearing boss bitch has a birthday on May 15."

This paperback captures Izzy's spirit so well. It's one of my all-time favorite #Shadowhunter covers. ?????

Palimpsest I love your plants! 2d
Tamra Pretty plants! 2d
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I read Lady Susan last month as part of my #ayearofjaneausten. https://litsy.com/p/WURiVXd0UmF2

So fun to go back for reread with #PemberLittens @sprainedbrain and hear everyone's thoughts.

sprainedbrain ❤️ 6d
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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy | Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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“Was that a Star Wars reference? Because if it was, I would like to declare my love all over again.” - Simon Lewis 🤓
#maythe4thbewithyou

melmes Happy 4th of may! 2w
TorieStorieS Adorable vase!! 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @TorieStorieS don't you just love gifts from people who 'get' you. 2w
TorieStorieS Indeed!! Such fun for spring!🌸 2w
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2nd Read on Audible. Beautiful narration. Liked that one of Organizations is known as Garden. And all the gardening refrences.
"We‘re grown, I think you know—seeds planted, roots combing through time, until Garden repots us in different soil.....Garden goes to seed, blows us away, and we burrow into the braidedness of time and mesh with it. There is no scouring hedge to pass through; we are the hedge, entirely, rosebuds with thorns for petals."

Crinoline_Laphroaig Listened while weeding and planting tomatoes 2w
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Its #ShadowhunterSunday over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdBsyKiLtBn/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Today's Prompt - Outside: Show off your books with outdoor pic.

My favorite spring and #summerreading spot is in the shade on my deck. Perfect for morning tea and catching up on The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novels. 😎

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#PemberLittens @BarkingMadRun I'm confused. Was going to listen to #TTOWH with this Audible freebie. Except Opening Line doesn't match up. Isn't the Opening Line: "You must go back with me to the autumn of 1827."⁉️

BarkingMadRun Yes, that‘s the opening line! How disappointing! Did they maybe just skip that line? 2w
Lcsmcat Yes, in my copy too. 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRun @Lcsmcat Looks like Chapter 2 matches up. Will set and listen later to see if I can figure out whats wrong? Or maybe its Abridged? 2w
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BarkingMadRun Hmmmmm maybe it‘s abridged? But why take out that first line? So strange! Glad it matched up for the next chapter though! 2w
megnews How long is it? Curiously, my library has an audio copy that‘s 2 hrs and one that 16 hours. Neither description says abridged or anything. 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @megnews 16hrs 25min. Thats why I didn't think it was Abridged. 2Hour I suspect is or is more of a Performance. 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Lcsmcat @megnews @BarkingMadRun Ok the 1st 4 min of Chapter 1 are someone talking about picking up their pen to share a long story. And then it begins with the Opening Line of: "You must go back with me to the autumn of 1827." 2w
Lcsmcat @Crinoline_Laphroaig How odd that they added that! 2w
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2X Reading. This time audiobook.

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Dead Water | Ann Cleeves
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Rereading for #travelbybook #shetland and I just want to give Jimmy Perez a hug, tell him everything will be okay, and make him a cup of tea. 🫖

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#Pemberlittens Jane aprroves of my 2 new #allaboutaustsen cookbooks.

While both modernize recipes inspired by novels Dinner w/Mr. D is a bit more traditional Britsh. Jane Austen's Table seems to have easier Americanized more doable recipes. Both have nice food history sections. Happy to have both in my collection. 👩🏻‍🍳#cookingthebooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️ 3w
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I'll be honest half the time I had no clue what I was reading. But it was really good! Time Traveling Spies who fall in love by letters sent across the Universe?

Definitely going to need a 2nd read to understand. I'm thinking audiobook next time.

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Betsy and Joe | Maud Hart Lovelace
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That time I dressed up for #BetsysPartyinPlace and had afternoon champagne tea. No time for party today but plan #avisittodeepvalley in celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace's Birthday today. 🥳

GingerAntics Girl, that looks like you were living the life that day. That classic look really works for you. Plus the book of course. That‘s the accessory that goes with everything. 3w
LeahBergen Love this! 💙💙 3w
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mcctrish This is Goals 3w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous ♥️ 3w
Nute Absolutely marvelous!💙💛💙 3w
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Continuing my tradition to read anything on the American Library Association yearly Top 10 Challenged Book List that I haven't yet read.
7️⃣ - Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and degrading to women.

For me it was just meh. Teenage Boy Humor. Which is what teenage boys do. They're not exactly know for their empathy and intelligence.
#top10challengedbooks

Crinoline_Laphroaig This was a good quote:
“Just because something is weird and hard to understand doesn‘t mean it‘s creative."
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I'm doing the good Auntie thing today. Picking up from Dental Surgery and watching over. So getting caught up on my Litsy Reviews.

Thanks for hosting at @MicrobeMom. I always have fun with #PemberLittens. This was my 2nd reading. It's the favorite book of a Library friend of mine so I read it few years ago. This time I did audio. Enjoyable but still love Jane more.

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I loved everything about Season 1 of Bridgerton except for Daphne. Because of this I decided to skip Book 1.

It's amazing how this pretty standard Romance novel is transformed into the Blockbuster show. But that being said I actually liked the Bee story from the book better and how Love Triangle is pretty much non existent.

Will definitely read the next book that Seasons 3 is based on.

Crinoline_Laphroaig Also it was fun to discuss with some of the members of #VampireBookClub. Find it hilarious that half of us are - Yes Please 🙋🏻‍♀️and other half are Hell No! 🤢 3w
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I" still haven‘t quite worked out how my Instagram works, which is very frustrating, as @GreatJoy69 now has over two hundred private messages."

This series is so fun! Mystery had me guessing till the end. Lovely ending especially this : "That might just be the wine and the Jane Austen, though."

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City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare
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It's #ShadowhunterSunday on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/CcvRIeyr_Uv/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y Today's Prompt Show Off your Shadowhunter Merch.

“Do you worry about him?” she asked Alec, surprising a laugh out of him.

“All the time,” he said. “Jace could get himself killed putting his pants on in the morning. Being his parabatai is a full-time job.”

GingerAntics A friend of mine is HUGE into this series. I‘m not sure if I should give it a go or not, though. 3w
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics I enjoy it. I'm attached to certain characters. There's a ton of books in this world. I prefer Modern Day Series - The Mortal Instruments, The Eldest Curses, and The Dark Artifices rather than the Victorian era ones. 3w
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig that‘s what confusing. Where is the starting point? Which book is the first book? Or does it not matter, just start anywhere? 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics City of Bones was first book published it's Book 1 in The Mortal Instruments Series. I would read in this order: Modern Day 1st - The Mortal Instruments, The Eldest Curses, and The Dark Artifices. Then you could read The Infernal Devices (Victorian Era) and The Last Hours (Edwardian) and then you could read short stories to fill in. 3w
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig I have the audiobook of one of the short stories because I like the narrator. 🤣😂🤣 I‘m guessing that‘s not the way to start. Thanks for the list. I‘m going to have to work on getting these. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics I came to Shadowhunters thanks to Outlander. I was at Library and saw audiobook for City of Bones and realized it was series that Sam Heughan had done audiobook for. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics also audiobooks in this series are hit and miss. They change Narrators all the time so there's no consistency on pronunciation. 3w
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig Sam is how I ended up with the audiobook of The Fiery Trial. I feel you! He did an entire series? Please hold… 3w
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig which series is that? I clearly need that in my life. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics Sadly Sam Heughan only did the one book. But because I knew about The Fiery Trial, I recognized City of Bones at the Library. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics Did you see Sam Heughan is doing an Autobiography. It's been on his social media. I don't remember the name. 3w
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig Waypoints. I‘ve already got it on my wish list! I can‘t wait for this. Clanlands and Clanlands Almanac have been so good, and the little bit of autobiography in Clanlands was great already. It‘ll be cool to see what he puts in there. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics Just put it on my Wish List! 3w
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig October can‘t get here soon enough!!! 3w
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What's going on with Audible? So is it now just use a Credit or it's Included? Nothing in-between?

lirahlu I love all things Gail Carriger 😍 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @lirahlu she's a favorite! Been doing my #great2022parasolversereread just so I can work out all the places where Agatha's story fits into the other books. 1mo
lirahlu I love the Parasole Protectorate! I reread Soulless this year. 1mo
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"I still haven't quite worked out how my Instagram works, which is very frustrating. As @GreatJoy69 now has over 200 private messages." ?

Bookzombie 😂 1mo
Julsmarshall I love Joyce! 1mo
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Binged Read last few chapters on my Kindle cause I couldn't put it down. I go back to Audible and savour the ending a 2nd time. Brilliant as always.
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#ChroniclesofStMarys

julesG Did you raise your arm? 😉😁 1mo
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Originally intrigued by the tittle. Felt like reading something Marianne Dashwood (my least favorite Austen heroine) would write about books. Pretentious “It is not every one,” said Elinor, “who has your passion for dead leaves.”

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Finished this Audiobook yesterday so I would be ready for todays new Chronicles of St Mary's. Also because I was really enjoying. So far I've been kinda meh about the series. But I really liked this one. My favorite so far. 🧛🏻‍♂️ #VampireBookClub

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Ways I'm like Max: "I shot off for tea and a pee, and not in that order, either."?
#thechroniclesofstmary

Bookwormjillk Pretty picture 😍🎍 1mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#Pemberlittens this showed up in my Google News: Crisis Magazine: Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell.
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2022/wuthering-heights-in-a-nutshell
Some twaddle about how "This happy ending serves as the final judgment on the novel itself, confirming that Emily Brontë, like the indomitable Nelly Dean, is on the side of the angels."

WTF! Wuthering Heights had a happy ending??? I'm off to read one about Pride and Prejudice.

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The Homewreckers: A Novel | Mary Kay Andrews
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MKA is a go to Summer read for me. This year I won an ARC from Goodreads and St Martin's Press. So Instead of reading poolside with tropical cocktail, I read in the spring while the tulips and daffodils are in bloom.

Throughly enjoyed it! Romance, Old houses on Tybee Island, and a Mystery that kept me guessing. I couldn't put it down.

And now I want a beach house to paint Typee Beach Glass blue with white trim and a coral front door. 🌊

Crinoline_Laphroaig And I wish my Kitchen Remodel went as fast the Remodel in 1mo
AmyG I love her books, too. Stacked! 1mo
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Ambush or Adore | Gail Carriger
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Last story in Omnibus - Ambush or Adore weaves together Events of Finishing School Series all the way through to the end of Custard Protocol. I've been reading along the Overall Timeline. For now I'm pausing on Page 482 - Winter 1873 to read Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident and Parasol Protectorate Series. Will come back to this as I continue to reread entire Gail Carriger Parasolverse in Chronological Order. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Subterranean Press Delightfully Deadly Omnibus is one the prettiest books on my Forever Shelf. I feel like I should read it while wearing those white gloves historians use when touching artifacts. Also I'm very happy with their Customer Service. My copy arrived with a bit of scuffying on the cover. I contacted them by email and within an hour I had new copy being dispatched to me. Along with a label to return the damaged one. ⬇️ 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig (Omnibus isn't in database.) After finishing reading I spent inordinate amount of time making notes on where parts of Ambush or Adore fit into other stories. I making a chart. #great2022parasolversereread 📚🫖☂️ 1mo
Nute The BEST photo! 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Nute Thank you! 😊 1mo
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The #great2022parasolversereread moved on to one of my favorites.
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Enjoyed being back in this world.
Great fantasy story with a beautiful garden. Perfection.

"My magic runs strongest among my flowers."
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I join in #ShadowhunterSunday Challenge on Instagram. Today's prompt is #shadowhunterstack.

Didn't set out to have 3 Copies of COB. When I ordered #LitjoyCrate gave away hodgepodge of Shadowhunter books. Kept 10th Anniversary because it's so pretty. Paperback is part of Boxed Set. Love the covers. It's my Travel Set.

My favorite Character Magnus Bane who throws Birthday Party for his cat: "Chairman Meow deserves my every effort.”?

laurenduke300 I named my cat Chairman Meow and I blame Magnus. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @laurenduke300 I live with a non Cat person. If not for that I would totally have a cat named Jane Pawston or Mr Pawrcy. 😸 1mo
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Arietta_Charles Does anyone ever really set out to have multiple copies? One day you turn around and you have twelve copies of Jane Eyre, five of Pride & Prejudice, four of Jekyll & Hyde.... 😂 😂 😂 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Arietta_Charles 15 Copies of Pride and Prejudice. It's a Collection not an Obsession. 1mo
melmes One of my favourite series 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @melmes When Cassandra Clare announces when The Wicked Powers is going to be released I want to Reread everything Shadowhunter in Chronological Order starting with 1mo
melmes @Crinoline_Laphroaig oh sounds great! 1mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Happy #NationalBeerDay‼️

I love #BooksandBrewsClub sponsored by my Library and held at local Brewery. Glad will be discussing this Classic Sci Fi book because it's a lot to take in. Hearing other members thoughts to helps me to process. 📖📚🍻

Sparklemn Fun name! 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace Same, I can process better with discussion---and then I can bounce off of others' input and ideas associatively and get to rambling a barrage of thoughts that arise momentarily. 1mo
LeahBergen That beer looks tasty! 1mo
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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After finishing The Thursday Murder Club I want to start a Book Club that, you guessed it, meets on Thursdays and talks Murder Mysteries.

This was such a great read! I love Spunky Pensioners. Residents of this retirement village have a more active social life that me! ⬇️

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Switched back and forth between print and audio loans. Narration was excellent. As you can see things are really greening up here in Oklahoma. I love watching the changes of the woods behind my house. As I spend more and more time outside a good audiobook is a must.

I have a couple of weeks before 2nd in Series is due back at the Library so I'll wait a few days before starting. When I Binge Read things tend to run together. Pausing lets the story settle in my mind. But I'm really looking forward to The Man Who Died Twice! And then I'll be ready for Book 3 - The Bullet That Missed release in September. 🕵🏻‍♀️
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Smrloomis My book club just picked this and I can‘t wait to start it! Glad to hear it was good 💕😊 1mo
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CBee I just finished the 2nd a couple of days ago and took the plunge and preordered the 3rd. Just LOVE these books and the characters are the icing on the cake 🧁 1mo
squirrelbrain I just pre-ordered a signed copy of Book 3! @cbee 1mo
CBee @squirrelbrain signed??? So jealous!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great photo ❤️🤍 1mo
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"It was sad to Fanny to lose all the pleasures of spring. She had not known before what pleasures she had to lose in passing March and April in a town. She had not known before, how much the beginnings and progress of vegetation had delighted her." - Mansfield Park

I was already delighted by this book and then there was a Jane Austen quote which made me love it even more.

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Crudrat | Gail Carriger
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Crudrat - Lovely addition to Gail Carriger pretty blue covers!

As I continue #great2022parasolversereread w/ Delightfully Deadly, glad I kept my original paperbacks. Subterranean Press is sooo pretty! Before making this #bluebookstack checked that table was dry and clean. And I'm certainly not going to take it with me to read when I'm out and about. Maybe I need some of those gloves people put on when touching rare documents.📘 🧤 💙🔷️👗

catsuit_mango I only discovered Crudrat this week but now I want more of her adventures :) my epub edition is not so pretty as your stack! 1mo
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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When people think of Jane Austen, they think of the Big Six: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion. And seem toforget that Lady Susan is a completed novel.

Not overly long, it's written in Epistolary form, which is not easy to read format. IMHO doesn't work well on audio. Reading aloud of who it's from, who received, and where it's written gets tiresome very quickly. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Lady Susan was probably written when Jane Austen was 19 years old. Before she wrote Sense and Sensibility. Introduction of Penguin Clothbound Classic points out that "Jane Austen wrote at a turning point in morals of the nation - that half of her belongs to the outspoken, coarse eighteenth century, and half to the prudish and discreet nineteenth century. " Lady Susan is definitely 18th century work 'showing the mind of a 'wicked woman'. ⬇️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig Why did she never pursue publishing? Did she lose interest? Or was it because Epistolary went out of fashion? Will never know but you can see the brilliance. Imagine if she had given it a rewrite ala Sense and Sensibility. It could have been a Masterpiece.

Lady Susan is often included in with The Watsons and Sanditon, both of which are Unfinished, that may contribute to it being overlooked. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Maybe because it's short, it's in both Clothbound Classics of Love and Friendship Juvenalia and Sanditon

And to add to the Confusion, Kate Beckinsale movie(who is brilliant as Lady S) borrowed the title Love and Friendship from Juvenalia and attached it to the movie of Lady Susan.⬇️
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TheBookHippie I‘ve always wondered about this too. 1mo
CarolynM I love the movie (I'm a Whit Stillman fan) 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CarolynM I'm going to watch again. Hopefully this evening or tomorrow. 1mo
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Jane Austen in Manhattan | Robert Powell, Anne Baxter, James Ivory
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#Pemberlittens forgotten I had this DVD until I read Alexis Hall's latest The Austathon Blog Post: What The F🤬 Did I Just Watch? https://quicunquevult.com/the-austathon-jane-austen-in-manhattan-1980/

Omg it's so bad! 1980 clothes and hair. Pretentious acting. Lead guy is constantly glowering. I feel need to Send dvd to @sprainedbrain so we could have Trash Talk Zoom Party. 😆

CarolynM I'm loving thd Austenathon blog posts, maybe not as much as the Hugh Grant ones though🤣 1mo
CaramelLunacy Thank you for bringing the Austathon to my attention!! 1mo
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Hello Weekend #PemberLittens!
Listening to my #ayearwithjaneausten April Read - Lady Susan.

LeahBergen A perfect setup! 🥰 2mo
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Being Mary Bennet | J. C. PETERSON
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#MyMonthinBooks
While I haven't discussed much, I am keeping up Chapter a Day #PemberLittens Readalong of North and South.

Tagged Book Review: Marnie is not very likeable at first but she grows on you. Ending was a bit twee but overall enjoyable story.

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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow. It's been a long time since a book had me reading past my bedtime. Once I got started couldn‘t put it down. Yes, you have to suspend belief in a couple places but still has you hooked.

Been on my TBR for awhile but my #irlbookclub is discussing on Saturday, wanted to wait and read just before.

That dress! 💚💚💚💚💚

mom2bugnbee Loved this one! TJR can do no wrong. 2mo
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Seducing Mr. Darcy | Gwyn Cready
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Sooo #PemberLittens @sprainedbrain Amazon is having one of those Spend $25 get $6 Ebook Credit. And this was on my Wish List. 😆

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Enjoying all the posts @StayCurious @MicrobeMom @sprainedbrain and #PemberLittens discussions. We're doing the Spring Break/Staycation/Catchup over the next few days. I'm snatching moments to read. After a busy day of appointments and errands I got an hour of quiet time to read. 😊

Slajaunie Lovely room! 2mo
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DivineDiana Stunning! 2mo
marleed This is so beautiful! 2mo
staci.reads A beautiful space! 2mo
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Happy Spring!
"And the seasons roll through our literature, too, budding blossoming, fruiting and dying back. Think of it: the lazy summer days and golden harvests, the misty autumn walks and frozen fields in winter, and all the hopeful romance of spring."

I'm definitely a Seasonal Reader & have been saving this to start today. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm definitely a Seasonal Reader and have been saving this book to start today. Also on my #firstdayofspring To Do List is pick out my #springstack and spending a little time in the garden. Maybe makes some scones for afternoon tea since Sanditon returns tonight. 🌸🌸🌸 2mo
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Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions | Navdeep Singh Dhillon
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I was immediately charmed by Sunny. (Library Loan)But was left wondering on pronunciation of words I didn't recognize so I got it on Audible. It's was credit well spent. Narration is really good.

Love the fun cover of Sunny's adventures but story has a lot of depth with it's discussion of alcoholism and death. Also learned a lot about Punjabi Sikh community. I didn't always get the Fandom refrences but that did distract me from the story.

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I'm finally finished! After years of entering Goodreads Giveaways I finally won something. I started reading this series right after TV show began. So this was a first time I was able to read as soon as book was published. But when my free copy of Bees arrived, I was hesitant to start reading.

So why did I wait 2 months to start reading? When I'm attached to these characters and I want to know what happens to them? ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Because Diana Gabaldon has a habit of using rape as plot point. And I was afraid she would return to it again. (Don't @ me with the 'It's historically accurate. Or it was a violent time.' This is a fantasy series featuring Time Travel. Reality when through the stones at Craigh nu Dun.) Fortunately a friend let me know that this wasn't the case. Once I knew that, I picked up Bees expecting not to be able to put it down. But that didn't happen. ⬇️ 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Yes it's nice to see Jamie and Claire happy but it's just everyday life on Frazer's Ridge, building houses and slaughtering hogs until page 218.

William and Lord John's story line was much more interesting. As was the Murray Family Road Trip. Jenny Murray has my favorite line of the book: "Or I'd be askin' him how to say, 'Clear off, ye brazen-faced trollop," in Mohawk."⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig For such a long awaited book, it took awhile to hold my attention. Every time I set it down because a Library Hold came in or I needed to finish a Book Club read, it would take me days to pick back up, because nothing much was happening. Most of the action/plot is in the last third of the book. Once it gets going, it's REALLY good! And then Cliffhanger. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Now we have to wait 10 years for Lord John Grey to be rescued. 😒 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig If Book 10 is to be the last, there is lot of loose ends to tie up. That Book may be 1000 pages long. 2mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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My March #ayearofjaneausten read was Volume 3 Julvenalia. Quite the juxtaposition reading Sanditon immediately after. You could definitely see her growth as a writer and brilliance of what could have been. 📖 🧗‍♀️😔
#janeandwhatcouldhavebeen
#Pemberlittens @sprainedbrain

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While I was planning on rereading Sanditon in December a part of my #ayearofjaneausten. I couldn't resist joining in with #PemberLittens @sprainedbrain Readalong. Mostly I listened to the 12 Chapters on Audible. Really liked the narration of this edition by Emila Fox. This pick is for audiobook. Tomorrow I'll post something about story.

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Probably last read by the fire of the Season. But not to jinx it I'm not going to clean up the ash for a few days.

Hopefully I'll finish this over the weekend. I'm on Page 704.

My favorite part is Ian's roadtrip with all the women. "Or I'd be askin' him how to say, 'Clear off, ye brazen-faced trollop," in Mohawk."- Jenny Murray ?

marleed Good plan! 2mo
MrsMalaprop As we head into Autumn here in Western Australia. Can‘t wait for cosy reading. Just booked a cottage in the Poronurups with a fire for a week in July. You‘ll be sunning yourself then 😎. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MrsMalaprop I'm not a fan of heat. Cosy by the fire in July sounds wonderful! 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Hey everyone say hello to my friend who just joined us!

@Arietta_Charles there's all sorts of fun here. I particularly love #PemberLittens Readalongs. We did all 6 Jane Austen over the course of a year. Now we vote every couple of months on what to read next.

Right now we've 3 Readalongs going: North and South, The Other Bennet Sister, and Sanditon. Follow @sprainedbrain she keeps us organized.
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sprainedbrain Welcome @Arietta_Charles I hope you love it here! 2mo
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The Verifiers | Jane Pek
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2 from #2022mounttbr are going out the door to be donated and 2 New #botm come in. #progress 🤓

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I was expecting to love this book about books. Maybe it's because the author is British and a lot of the books she talked about I have never read??? I did really like her thoughts about Little Women.

My favorite part was this quote at the end. Could be used to answer anyone who doesn't understand the bookworm in their life. "Leave us be. We're fine. More than fine. Readings are thing."

That's 2 Books of of #2022mounttbr.

Ruthiella I liked this more than you, but also didn‘t know of a few of the books she referenced because I am American and also a bit older than Mangan. Also, I wasn‘t that much of a bookworm. I played outside as a child! 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Bookwormjillk Lol I should set that as my auto reply at work 2mo
MicrobeMom Love it! 😂😂😂 2mo
sprainedbrain I loved this! ❤️ 2mo
LitStephanie @Bookwormjillk that is a wonderful idea, LOL! I love that line, too. I feel like much of Margaret's humor goes right over her parents' heads. 2mo
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