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nanuska_153

nanuska_153

Joined November 2019

Is the warfare between the sheep and the flowers not important?
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Taking a (well deserved) break from mommy's duties and organising an international wedding. Yes, that's a wine glass holder 🧖🏻‍♀️ Hopefully will catch up with #Pemberlittens

It could only be better if I had a Jane Austen reading me the first epistolary version of Sense and Sensibility

Ruthiella It would be awesome to read that earlier version of S&S! 😃 1w
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Not sure if anybody already had the chance to post this, but just in case, these are the drawings mentioned of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth made by Cassandra for Jane's "The History of England by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian"

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I love that Austen, being specially accomplished at needlework decided to put this words in Darcy's mouth

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I have a lot to catch up with #Pemberlittens Chapter a Day.

Anyone else thought of the house of the Parkers in Sanditon and the road where Mr Heywood had the accident?

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Sir James arrives uninvited to stay,Lady Susan fears his visit might make her look like a bad mother.Frederica panicking writes to Reginald to ask her to interfere on her favour. Everyone realises that Lady Susan is trying to force her daughter to marry a dope. Reginald decides to leave feeling that he has seen the real Lady Susan. Mrs Vernon is happy but Lady Susan seems to think she has the power to change his mind

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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3w
MicrobeMom 🤣🤣 3w
Julsmarshall Perfect! 3w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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L.Susan's daughter,Frederica,tries to escape school to avoid marrying Sir James and is expelled,she is now living with the Vernons. She develops a crush for Mr De Courcy, who has no idea of her feelings cause he is too busy being in love with her mother. L. Susan finds how shy and awkward is Frederica in front of Mr De Courcy hilarious. Mrs Vernon really likes Frederica and hopes that someday she becomes her sister in law

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nanuska_153 On a personal note, I find Lady Susan cruel and offensive mainly because I share with Frederica her way of "flirting" 3w
MicrobeMom 😂😂 3w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Mrs Vernon writes to her mother asking her to make an excuse to get her brother out of the house and break the relationship with Lady Susan.Unfortunately her husband reads the letter and writes to his son to tell him how disappointed he is and how he will never forgive him if he marries that cougar. Mr De Courcy (Jr) writes back offended,he doesn't intend to marry Lady Susan but she is amazing and society treats her badly #Pemberlittens

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Lady Susan is determined that her daughter marries Sir Martin, but being a good mom she doesn't force her to accept him, instead she locks her in a school she hates and asks her friend to never entertain her so she is so bored she decides to marry Sir Martin.
Mrs Vernon is concerned her brother went from finding Lady Susan despicable to excusing her behaviour and praising her because she is beautiful.
#Pemberlittens

rabbitprincess Ahaha I had a similar reaction to the comment about Lady Susan being pretty despite being 35 😂 4w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Lady Susan has to leave the Manwarings,the Mrs hates her for flirting with her husband and with Sir Martin,a love interest of Miss Manwaring.Of course she did it all for her daughter who is not interested in Sir Martin but might change her mind.
L.Susan has no option but pretend she is mourning her husband,visit the Vernons,where the Mrs also hates her cause she tried to stop her marrying Mr Vernon.How can people be so resentful!
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Starting Lady Susan and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall with #Pemberlittens today! Both are very different re-reads for me, although I really liked both of them, this is basically how I remember them. I'm looking forward to new impressions with this second read

sprainedbrain I feel like these are accurate summaries. 😂 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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My sister-in-law saw this article and thought of me,I'm sure it will sound familiar to more than one person here:

"The goal is absolutely to put the books inside my head: to possess them, to make them mine.Not just to accumulate knowledge (wisdom, facts). To accumulate imaginary worlds, beautiful sentences, perfectly structured stories."

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/hi-my-name-is-kevin-and-i-can-t...

wanderinglynn Yes. Exactly. 1mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I'm giving this a Pan but it could be a generous So-So.The only reason why I didn't bail on this one is because I was doing chalter a day with #Pemberlittens. I didn't connect with any of the characters, Thornton's love comes from nowhere and it's so intensely exagerated that sometimes is even funny, Margaret's love seem to come from nowhere,even when we have "access to her thoughts" through the narrative they are never mentioned ⬇️

nanuska_153 Although I'm very interested in social rights and the difference between classes I didn't appreciate the fact that we hear all the arguments against the strikes and the workers, but although the characters seem to change their ideas we don't see why or hear any debate so I don't know how anybody reading it at the time could get any ideas in favour of workers rights.⬇️ 1mo
nanuska_153 Sorry I couldn't keep up with chapter a day! A family visit to introduce the baby and organise the wedding took up all my time! 😔 Thanks to @MicrobeMom for hosting! 1mo
Libby1 I agree! 1mo
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truthinfiction I do agree with your review despite liking the book and developing a massive crush on John Thornton. The discussions were a little hard to follow. The end particularly fizzled out. 1mo
Ruthiella Those memes you were able to post while reading were priceless! 😂 I would also only give it a generous so so for similar reasons. 1mo
eeclayton I wholeheartedly agree. Your posts were much more enjoyable than the book 😁 1mo
nanuska_153 @truthinfiction He was too intense for me without much reason for it to develop a crush, which is a pity cause I had heard of many people with a crush on him and there's nothing that I enjoy more than a literary crush 1mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella @eeclayton Aww thanks! ♥️ The fact that I couldn't take the book too seriously made it an easy target for memes 😅 1mo
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Foundation's Edge | Isaac Asimov
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The 2nd Foundation convinced the Foundation that they no longer exist,getting the Sheldon Plan back on track,not everyone is so sure.Trevize is sent into exile to find them under cover of looking for Earth,the mythological planet of origen of humanity.The 2nd Foundation is worried that a world of antimules is directing the course of history.
Bringing together End of eternity,Robot,Empire and Foundation series,it shows what a genius Asimov was ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 Until now each series(and almost each book)feels independent of the rest; because although they are set in the same universe they happen in periods of history very far apart. Reading this book makes it really worth while all the time invested in such a long series and, despite what Asimov said, evidences that the series should be first read in publishing order rather than the story's chronological order. 2mo
nanuska_153 Sadly it means that I have to go back to the Robot series before reading the continuation 😬 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret accompanies Frederick to the train station, they are there early so they go for a walk and talk intimately.Mr Thornton sees them and thinks he is a love interest,realises how imperfect is Margaret cause she is out at night,he is angry,he still loves her,maybe he'll bring more fruit(?)
Leonards sees Frederick in the station but Frederick escapes.Margaret hears Leonards plans to follow him to London.
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LitStephanie Come back here and let me love you! Bahahaha! 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Dixon makes the terrible mistake of saying hi to someone she hates,Leonards,the knives are flying and Leonards says he wants to hand Frederick over to the authorities.
They all decide Frederick has to leave,but when Margaret finds out he is in love she has another of her terrible plans:Fred should surrender and risk being hanged to try to clear his name .She convinces him to stop in London to talk with a lawyer and see his chances #Pemberlittens⬇️

nanuska_153 This is like when she told Mr Thornton to go to talk to the rioters if he is a real man, she keeps telling people the correct thing to do is something totally reckless and that it doesn't make any sense. Her father already told her that in these cases the defense doesn't matter and that if you are part of a mutiny you are hung, but she either forgot that conversation or again she thinks she knows best 2mo
LitStephanie That is actually a good point. She is so young and naive! 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mrs Thornton reluctantly agrees to visit Mrs Hale, she's convinced all the Hales are awful and that Mrs Hale is just pretending to be sick.When she sees Mrs Hale is really dying,she feels bad and Mrs Hale gets her to promise to take care of Margaret,however Mrs Thornton takes a lawyer's care in the wording to make sure that she doesn't have to do more than she really wants.
Frederick comes in time to see Mrs Hale before she dies #Pemberlittens

rubyslippersreads Margaret Dumont??? 🤣 1mo
nanuska_153 @rubyslippersreads 🤣🤣🤣 that's brilliant! 1mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret receives a letter from Edith, she invites her and Mrs Hale to come and visit, and her son is delightful and what was she talking about, anyway they'd be nice to Mr Hale if he wants to come too, even though he did things for conscience sake and who knows what's that like...

Mr Thornton continues his angry campaign of bringing fruit and Mrs Hale wants Mrs Thornton to come and visit her

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AnneCecilie That meme was spot on 🤣 2mo
nanuska_153 @AnneCecilie I am like that while I talk so I instantly knew what meme I'd use for the chapter 😅 Still surprised that Edith put all her thoughts in writing and didn't bother to edit her letter a bit so it looked less like the ramblings of a mad woman 2mo
eeclayton "continues his angry campaign of bringing fruit" ? 2mo
nanuska_153 @eeclayton this bringing delicious fruit out of spite is my favourite thing of Mr Thornton 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I'll try to summarize the last couple of days that I missed with #Pemberlittens

Mrs Thornton was starting to convince herself that she likes Margaret when her son comes brokenhearted to tell her he was rejected,she pretends she is sad but remembers she really hates Margaret and is delighted.

Mr Thornton hears Mrs Hale wants fruit and decides to buy some for her and he doesn't care if Margaret doesn't want him to be nice to her family 😑 ⬇️⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 Bessy dies and Margaret takes Mr Higgins to have tea with her father to keep him away from the pub.Mr Hale is mortified that he has to talk with a drunken infidel, but Mr Higgins grows on him 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret compares her two rejected proposals, the first one she regrets to lose of a friend;the second one not having been more rude.
Bessy tells Margaret how angry was her dad when the workers broke the law
Mrs Hale explains Margaret that she was an ugly baby,while Frederick was beautiful and how his mere presence would cure her, or if not, how is her dying wish to see her favourite child.Margaret writes to her brother.

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MicrobeMom 😂😂😂. So great!!! 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mr Thornton visits Margaret to thank her and to propose,but she is having none of it,she doesn't want his thanks or his love,he means nothing to her. He says she hates him cause she doesn't understand him,Margaret asks for peace in the name of her father and Mr Thornton leaves saying he regrets NOTHING! Margaret thinks she was civil but made no effort to conceal her indifference. A couple of thoughts about them on my comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #Pemberlittens

nanuska_153 I don't think Margaret fully understands Mr Thornton,but I'm not sure she'd change her mind if she did.He told all his employees that they have to accept a paycut,agreed to do it in tandem with the rest of factory owners so they can't look for a better job.According to him,they can't afford the current salaries,but he refuses to talk with the Union to give explanations;while doing this,he gives luxury dinners while his workers are starving.⬇️⬇️ 2mo
nanuska_153 He hires cheaper foreign workers that would accept the abusive conditions and when his workers get angry,he stands proudly, arms folded, looking at them as if he was superior. I can't help but think that there's another novel in which Mr Thornton is the perfect villan.⬇️⬇️
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nanuska_153 As to Margaret: girl,I'm with you and your right to say no to any unwanted proposals,but don't fool yourself saying that you were civil,cause you don't have the class you think you do.Even Elizabeth Bennet was more polite saying no to annoying Mr Collins.Mr Thornton said nothing to give you the right to be rude, you just think him inferior and don't give him the treatment that you'd give to someone that doesn't work for his money (end of the rant) 2mo
Ruthiella Preach! 👏👏👏😂 2mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella there should be a love/hate poll at the end of the book for each character, I'm curious to see who gets love here 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mrs Thornton tries to avoid the Margaret converstion with her son,but ends up telling him that she must be in love with him and he might have to do the proper thing after the spectacle she made of herself.He's happy to oblige
Margaret gets home after her walk of shame,doesn't tell her parents what happened,but when they go to bed lets her mortification feelings take over,people are going to think she's in love with Mr ThorntonEUGH #Pemberlittens⬇️

nanuska_153 Also Bessy sent a message to Margaret to go and visit, she is probably dying and doing what Margaret asked her to do, but... whatever, Margaret has her own problems xD 2mo
eeclayton @nanuska_153 The girl is too tired to visit a dying friend, give her a break 😂 Also, I was surprised M's parents didn't notice anything. I mean there was a wound and all. My parents used to spot everything about me, even when there weren't visible injuries 2mo
nanuska_153 @eeclayton I have to admit that she kind of has an excuse this time,but it's her friend, would it kill her to send Dixon to see if Bessy is really dying and worth the effort to go and visit? Yeah, it's shocking they didn't notice anything, maybe being self absorbed is a genetic trait shared by the whole family 🤭 2mo
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eeclayton @nanuska_153 I was trying to be ironic, of course she should have gone, or sending Dixon would have been an excellent idea, too. Is there anyone to like in this book? 2mo
nanuska_153 @eeclayton yeah I got the joke, I was just admitting this time she kind of had an excuse, although we hate her anyway 😅 if there's someone to like I haven't found it yet, what I wonder most is, whom will I hate more at the end of the book? Not going to lie, the answer might be the author 2mo
Ruthiella @nanuska_153 Your last comment made me laugh! 😂😂😂 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mr Thornton brought workers from Ireland making the workers on strike very angry, they are surrounding the house and mill.Mrs Thornton doesn't want to go anywhere,both her and her son want to wait for the soldiers to kick them out.Margaret tells Mr Thornton to be a man, go downstairs and talk to them,she then regrets it and gets in the middle acting as a shield for Mr Thornton,she is hit with a stone and the crowd leaves. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 Margaret is unconscious and Mr Thornton tells her she is the only woman he ever loved.I feel it's like with Marianne and Colonel Brandon in Sense & Sensibility,they don't get on well or have anything in common, so never underestimate the power of just being hot xD
Margaret insists on going home to her mom.Mrs Thornton and Fanny hear from a servant how Margaret was hugging Mr Thornton in front of the mob, they are not impressed. #Pemberlittens
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Michael_Gee @nanuska_153 “Never underestimate the power of just being hot” 👏 2mo
eeclayton Honestly, Mr Thornton's confession was a bit too much for me 🤢 2mo
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nanuska_153 @Michael_Gee there's really no other explanation, they have nothing else in common, except maybe the fact that I hate them both 😅 2mo
nanuska_153 @eeclayton same here, it came so out of the blue, no build up to it, he wasn't even worried 5 minutes before that Margaret could get hurt, and then all of the sudden and while she is unconscious he is madly in love, I felt like saying "slow down and give the woman some space" 2mo
Julsmarshall His overwhelming love for her came out of the blue! I was thinking, what did I miss? Kinda hard to believe, tbh. The pacing of this chapter seemed off to me too, one minute she is mad that he isn't giving them what they want, they she is protecting him, then she is grazed with a rock, then she is fine, they she might be dead. And @nanuska_153 this meme is spot on! 2mo
nanuska_153 @Julsmarshall yeah 100% agree. The love declaration is out of nowhere, the previous chapters seemed like the author was going to take her time because there was nothing happening between there more than arguments about economics and it's like she suddenly got tired of her own writing pace and decided to make him madly in love. The chapter in itself is a rollercoaster, every page seems to be about different people xD 2mo
sprainedbrain This meme… 😂😂😂 2mo
nanuska_153 @sprainedbrain Mrs Thornton invented Anna Delvey 😂 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret and Mr Hale find that Mrs Hale almost dies while they were at the dinner party.Mr Hale sees that Margaret knew all along how sick his wife was and calls her cruel.Dr Donaldson takes the bullet and tells him that he ordered it.Mrs Hale recovers but she doesn't have long.Margaret goes to the Thorntons to ask them for a water bed.⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 On the way she sees lots of agitated people, when she reaches the house she finds an scared servant about what's happening on the streets #Pemberlittens 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Catching up with #Pemberlittens North and South

Margaret takes her mother about Boucher's family starving and she insists on preparing a basket with food for them.Mr Hale doesn't agree because according to Mr Thornton is better to not help this people,so they give up earlier their foolish strike.He goes to visit the Bouchers and finds out that what they call poor would be a luxury to the Helstone poors! ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 The dinner party at the Thorntons shows an excessive display of money,like the workers I guess Thornton's trade is not going as bad as he says xD I'm disappointed with Margaret, she is all concerned about the workers after Boucher's visit, but in a dinner surrounded by all manufacturers she doesn't speak for them, thought at least she'd made a comment to Mr Thornton 2mo
inthegreensandblues Great meme 🤣 2mo
nanuska_153 @inthegreensandblues thanks! You can always trust It's always sunny in Philadelphia to explain a complex problem with a joke 😅 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mrs Hale is better and Margaret is feeling optimistic,but Mr Thornton,who heard how sick she is from Dr Donaldson,comes to offer help when the worst comes reminding Margaret the truth.
While visiting Bessy Margaret hears how badly is the strike affecting some families.Mr Higgins thinks he has inside information about how the strike is going to succeed.
Margaret will be meeting the manufacturers while going to dinner to the Thorntons #Pemberlittens

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret lies to her father about how severe is her mother's illness, to not upset him, so he can find out later on (?)

We get Mr Thornton's ideas about Unions and strikes, to put it simple, he thinks workers are idiots and Unions shouldn't exist. He is between suing his workers for breach of contract (xD) and bringing workers from Ireland and fire his workers.

At this point I can't decide if I like less Margaret or Mr Thornton.

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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After arguing with Mr Thornton, Margaret argues with Mr Higgins about why he is wrong to go on strike xD She also explains Bessy how miserable is her life cause her mother is sick;lets remember that Bessy's mother is dead,she is dying,her father is on strike so they don't have much money and the little sister had to go out to work to make some money. Margaret leaves fascinated as to how Bessy's miseries really make her feel better. #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella Yup. That Margaret is a sensitive soul...🙄 2mo
LitStephanie LOL, good point about Bessy's mom being dead. I am sure Bessy went through just as much as Margaret when her mom was dying. I think it is interesting how Gaskell paints degrees of poverty. The Hales were never rich, and they have been plunged into relative poverty, but then there are these other characters who have so much less and still get by. 2mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella honestly, every chapter I like her less and less 2mo
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nanuska_153 @LitStephanie worse for Bessy, she was younger, had to work to replace a salary and take care of her little sister. They are two different levels, although they constantly refer to the Hales as poor, they are middle class, only the father has to work and they can afford two servants 2mo
mollyrotondo @nanuska_153 totally agree. It‘s fine that Margaret feels sorry for herself but stop complaining to Bessy about it and stop trying to tell Bessy that God will provide when this girl is on her deathbed and her father‘s salary is being threatened with a decrease. Know your audience Margaret! I dislike Margaret more and more too 🙄 2mo
nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo exactly, it's difficult to feel bad for Margaret when she complains about her life to someone that's in a far worse situation than she is. Each chapter that I read I dislike more everybody 2mo
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Happy St Patrick's day!!

(She is definitely going to sue me in the future for this 😂)

Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
AmyG Omg too cute! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww! 💕 2mo
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Ruthiella So cute!🍀 2mo
TheBookHippie So cute💚☘️💚 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💚💚💚 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Dr Davison visits Mrs Hale, turns out that she is very sick and could die (of an undefined but very severe illness). Margaret doesn't want to tell her father because she doesn't think he will deal with the news well. Margaret and Dixon keep fighting for being Mrs Hale favourite and the one that takes care of her.

I am still waiting to find an adult in this book 😅

#Pemberlittens

MicrobeMom 😂😂 2mo
Ruthiella Totally! My problem with this book was that I could not really warm to anyone, particularly Margaret! 😂 2mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella yeah, so far I'm reading it thinking that like in Wuthering Heights everyone seems awful and toxic, but unlike Wuthering Heights I don't think it was the intention of the author to make us think they are horrible xD 2mo
TheAromaofBooks So glad I'm not the only one who doesn't particularly care of Margaret (or anyone else)! 2mo
nanuska_153 @TheAromaofBooks definitely not alone! 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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A long and boring chapter in which Margaret argues economics with Mrs Thornton first and then with Mr Thornton and again, everyone offends everyone.

Mr Thornton having started as a worker who managed to improve his position in society, doesn't have any respect for his employees. His ideas seem contradictory.

Margaret after visiting Bessy and her family is all for educating the workers and improving their conditions.

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sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2mo
MicrobeMom 😂😂😂♥️♥️♥️ you have done it again! 2mo
LitStephanie I actually found this chapter pretty funny and entertaining. I like that Gaskell discusses the labor issues going on instead of writing just about the personal lives of her characters. Love your meme! 2mo
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nanuska_153 @MicrobeMom @sprainedbrain Margaret SquarePants ♥️ 2mo
nanuska_153 @LitStephanie Thanks! I know what you mean, but for me economics is generally a nono, we add to that the fact that I don't agree with either character and that I find their arguments and metaphors silly and I can't side with them and we have a rather tedious chapter for me 2mo
sprainedbrain @nanuska_153 you‘re killing me! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
LitStephanie @nanuska_153 yeah I am a little disgusted at how they both seem to see the workers as inferior in different ways. Margaret thinks the bosses are supposed to morally instruct the child like workers, WTH? 2mo
nanuska_153 @LitStephanie exactly,although Margaret always thought any kind of working class inferior,I suppose for her upbringing,so she doesn't even shock me anymore with her views,even when she tries to be kind she is awful.But Mr Thornton, with his past...you'd expect more of him. And the fact that not only he doesn't tell his workers that there's no money, but he wants them to go on strike to not have to pay them and then lower their wages 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret finally hears Frederick's story.He was on board of a ship with a Captain he hated,everyone hated him,he was so unfair,but he swore he would bear everything with patience,except when he wouldn't want to,and then there was a mutiny, he was unconscious or maybe not and he was organising it,cause the captain was so unfair...and you know Freddy, he is such a sweet boy...when he is not vexed...so now he is an outlaw.So unfair!

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sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Bessy's little sister cleaned the house for Margaret's visit.Bessy,after explaining she is dying because of her work in the cotton factory inhaling fluff,asks Margaret to help her sister.Margaret is looking for a maid but says that hiring Bessy's sister is a hard pass cause she didn't do a great job cleaning.Bessy explains nobody tough her how to do it,but it's still a no.Margaret leaves saying "I might not come again in weeks ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 but I won't forget you".Bessy says she'll probably die before Margaret is back, and Margaret is like "well, if you die give me a buzz, bye!" #Pemberlittens 3mo
MicrobeMom 😂😂😂 yes!!! So good! 3mo
nanuska_153 @MicrobeMom Margaret is such a bad bitch this chapter while doing charitable work that she has all my love 😂😂 2mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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We meet Fanny Thornton, who seems to be spoilt and weak, two things that usually Mrs Thornton would hate in people, but you have to put up with your kids. They are both forced to visit the Hales, Mrs Thornton quite liked the mother, but hated Margaret, whom she "caught" talking about her with Fanny and instantly confronts her about it. Mrs Thornton doesn't seem to be a people's person. Margaret is not impressed.

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret,worried about her mother's health, forgets Bessy's existence and her promise to visit until they meet on the street. She walks her home and stays for a bit, pitying her and her wish to die. Bessy's father is understandably annoyed and tells Margaret not to come to preach.Margaret leaves promising to a very sick Bessy to come back the next day, but when she gets home she learns Mrs Thornton will be visiting...Upsy Daisy!

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LitStephanie Really, how long would it take to walk over and visit someone who lives in the same neighborhood? 3mo
nanuska_153 @LitStephanie I know, right? Kind of admire the fact that she didn't even pretend that she was planning to go later on, she just acknowledged that she totally forgot her promise, no excuses 3mo
mollyrotondo This Bessy is really occupied with death 💀 uhh what a mess. Bessy is morbid and Margaret is too rose colored glasses. How old is this girl? 2mo
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nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo I think they are both 18 or 19, but mentally I calculate they are about 12 xD 2mo
mollyrotondo @nanuska_153 I picture Bessy as a 12 year old who is very aware of her plight. But okay she is supposed to be a little older. 😆 2mo
nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo I thought the same, imagined her more like a kid until Margaret mentions they are the same age 2mo
mollyrotondo @nanuska_153 yes I finally hit that part where Bessy says she‘s 19. It‘s so hard to picture older. But I guess it makes sense that she must have been working long enough to develop this lung issue. 2mo
nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo I think we probably picture her younger cause the first impression we have of her comes from Margaret, who sees her as younger than she really is 2mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Charlotte meets Arthur,who likes his food,his good cocoa and toast and does not like wind and hills.
Diana has been all day running around not only renting a house for Mrs Griffith,but also hiring all the staff to run it.A letter from Mrs Dupuis arrives hand delivered by a Mrs Griffith,asking to be introduced to the Parker's society,but surely must be another Mrs Griffith, it can be that she rented a house without the aid of Diana! #Pemberlittens

ErinSueMreads I am Arthur... 3mo
MicrobeMom 😂😂😂 poor Charlotte stuck with all the fake invalids! 3mo
nanuska_153 @ErinSueMreads 😂😂 me too 🙈 3mo
nanuska_153 @MicrobeMom imagine being there with that family, you couldn't get over all the WTFs 3mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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During the tea preparation Mr Thornton stares at Margaret in a very Darcy way.Once the tea is served he and Mr Hale start talking,Mr Thornton talks about how class struggle is real,but Marx doesn't agree much with Margaret who can't help but participate in the conversation.When they say goodbye Mr Thornton goes for the handshake and Margaret for the bow, he leaves finding her proud, she stays feeling awkward... We've all been there

#Pemberlittens

LitStephanie The staring and admiring while trying to dislike her is very Darcy! 3mo
batsy Extremely Darcy! 😆 3mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Miss Diana comes to Sanditon, apparently Susan and Arthur are also here, all of them are still feeling dreadful, but they had to come to get the house for Mrs Griffith. Mrs Griffith has 6 degrees with Kevin Bacon and 7 with Miss Diana, but she has such a strong spirit that she had to come over and get a house that will probably be of the appropriate size for whatever number of family members Mrs Griffith has.

#Pemberlittens

ErinSueMreads 😂😂😂😂😂😂 3mo
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Still trying to catch up with Sanditon.

We learn that Sir Edward is interested in sentimental novels in order to get ideas as to how to seduce women. Although ge likes to flirt in general, his main interest is to seduce Clara. She is not interested at all, not that he cares..."if she couldn't be won by affection, he must carry her off". Fortunately he doesn't have the money to take her to Timbuctoo

#Pemberlittens

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mr Thornton is expected for tea at the Hale's house. Mrs Hale feels is an offense that her daughter was ironing her caps and FOR A TRADESMAN!
We meet Mrs Thornton while his son gets changed for tea. She is first worried that penniless Margaret wants to catch him and then offended when she hears they already met and Margaret treated him with civility that felt like contempt.
#Pemberlittens

MicrobeMom 😂😂 your meme is so much better than mine for this chapter. I am dying! 😂 dead! 3mo
nanuska_153 @MicrobeMom 😂 MJ totally possessed her 3mo
LitStephanie This meme is perfect! Both of their mothers are equally annoying but in different ways. 3mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Charlotte meets Sir Edward Denham,first she feels a bit flattered by his attentions,but soon she realises that he is also making his moves on Clara.The more he speaks the more than Charlotte realises that he is just a buffoon.
Lady Denham tells Charlotte that Edward and Esther must marry for money and that she has no intention to invite them to stay in Sanditon because she doesn't want to spend the money. Charlotte is not impressed.
#Pemberlittens

MicrobeMom 😂😂 3mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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I'm a couple of days behind with #Pemberlittens Sanditon

Charlotte meets Lady Denham and Miss Brereton. During the tea we discover that Lady Denham doesn't like the butcher's meat being raised by the West Indians purchases and Mr Parker replies that if the butcher gets rich they pay the rent and make THEM rich and MUAHAHA CAPITALISM. Also Lady Denham doesn't like doctors

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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We basically learn that catcalling has been with us since the 1800s and was already unwanted back then.
Mr Hale starts to enjoy himself as he finds a friend in Mr Thorton. Margaret also finds an interest by meeting an eccentric old man and his sick daughter
#Pemberlittens

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Happy International Women's Day to all you super women littens 🙌🏼♥️

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret and her father go house-hunting.All the places look terrible,they have to settle for a small place with ugly wallpaper.While Mr Hale reaches an agreement with the landlord,Margaret goes back to the hotel and meets Mr Thorton.He gets an instant crush for Margaret that transforms him into an awkward person that doesn't know how to talk or what to do with his arms while walking, we've all been there... #Pemberlittens

BiblioLitten 😄😄 3mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Chapter 4 finally in Sanditon with it's shops with modern shoes. We learn that Mrs Parker can talk about gardens as much as Mr Parker about Sanditon

Chapter 5 we learn some things about Mr Parker's family: Susan, Diana and Arthur won't come to Sanditon because they are sick as always although they don't believe in doctors; also we learn that "Sidney is a saucy fellow" and I can't get over it. #Pemberlittens

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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret does her father's dirty job and breaks the news to her mother. Both are very concerned with the cotton-wearing-society they'll have to join. Margaret's father who decided not to tell his plans to anyone until the last moment, hasn't even arranged anywhere to go or somewhere where they can store the furniture, it's now also Margaret's job.Still she seems to be very much on her father's side,we can tell she is a daddy's girl. #Pemberlittens

LitStephanie Cotton wearing plebians! 😆 3mo
mollyrotondo Uhh cotton wearers 🙄🤣 3mo
nanuska_153 @LitStephanie @mollyrotondo Imagine not wearing linen...DISGUSTING! 😂 3mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Mr Hale tells Margaret he is quitting the Church and they are moving to the North.Margaret can ask as many questions as she wants and then they'll never talk about it again.We all agree she didn't make a good use of that time.Mr Hale doesn't have the balls to tell his wife the news and it's Margaret's job now. Margaret is horrified that his father is going to tutor merchant's families, it's impossible they'd want an education! #Pemberlittens

mollyrotondo This had interesting notes in my Penguin edition. Apparently Dickens didn‘t think it was a good idea to invoke Gaskell‘s Unitarian believes through the story. 3mo
nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo oh, that's interesting. Although I wouldn't like to read much about religious ideas, I think there's got to be some middle ground and there's got to be a way of giving an idea why he is leaving. Maybe at the time it was more obvious 3mo
LitStephanie Yeah, Molly didn't even ask what her father's objections to the church were! 3mo
nanuska_153 @LitStephanie I know, I got so confused by his guilty conscience, I was like "did he steal? Did his boss steal? Did God steal? Someone has to be a thief or something!" Don't know why I thought it had to do with money ? 3mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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We learn in Sanditon lives Lady Denham, who has a lot of money inherited from her first husband and a title inherited from the second. The relatives of both late husbands are waiting for the old lady to die so they can get her money, with Harry Denham being the favourite... that was until a poor relation, Clara Brereton goes to live with her and wins her heart as well as the heart of all Sanditon. #Pemberlittens

mollyrotondo The way Austen wrote this it definitely is made clear they are just waiting for her to die 🙈 3mo
nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo 100% they won't wait until her body is cold to start spending the money 3mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I am in an anti-patriarchal mood that didn't go well with this chapter.Henry asks Margaret to marry him and she declines, he insists that she gives him hope (a clear no wasn't enough)she says there's none and asks to continue as if the conversation never happened,but for Henry "it's all very fine in theory" but it's not very easy for him to forget. He goes into a bad mood to leave with a "I believe I love you more than ever-if I don't hate you"

LitStephanie This meme. 🤣🤣🤣 So arrogant. 3mo
nanuska_153 @LitStephanie nothing worse than someone insisting when you already said no 😖 3mo
LitStephanie @nanuska_153 right? As if he knows her mind better than she does. 3mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Margaret goes back home to a more modest life after her cousin's wedding.Her mother married for love but is poor so she is equally unhappy and complains as much as her sister, who married for money but didn't love her husband.We discover that Margaret is a daddy's girl and a snob and that something bad happened to her brother, but we don't know what yet. Also Mr Henry Lenox is visiting, SURPRISE! #Pemberlittens