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quietjenn

quietjenn

Joined March 2016

professional reader, amateur sleuth, punk-ass book jockey
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The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
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A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers | Daphne Du Maurier, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor
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A solid collection of short stories, featuring authors I am very fond of or who I have been meaning to read. Not all of them were new to me, alas, but I enjoyed almost all of them.

vivastory Du Maurier's version of The Birds manages to be more disturbing than the movie 1d
Librarybelle Stacking! 1d
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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I think maybe this has sent me down more Wikipedia rabbit holes than any other novel I've ever read. It's truly a masterpiece, but also *a lot* and it's taken me an age to read. So I'm not going to be sorry to finish it (maybe today?).

rubyslippersreads I need to read the sequels, but you‘re right—it‘s a daunting task. 3w
Ruthiella Loved this series. The first book is a lot but the second is a breeze (you‘ll see) and then you have to see it to the end in book three. 3w
Tamra I‘ve wanted to try this, but it does seem daunting! 3w
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batsy I loved this one but I've left a long gap between that and the rest (I've yet to read the other two). A relief to hear the 2nd is a breeze 😅 @Ruthiella 3w
Ruthiella @batsy It really is ! It‘s the shortest, Mantel is clearer about the use of he (Cromwell) , and the narrative of Anne Boleyn is more familiar than that of Cardinal Wolsey. 3w
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads I think I'm going to take a month or two off, but try to get to the next one after that. I don't want to wait too long and lose the thread, so to speak ... 3w
quietjenn @Ruthiella I've heard that about the second book! I'm going to take a little bit of a breather, but hopefully return to it soon. 3w
quietjenn @Tamra It's worth it, but definitely not the easiest reading I've ever done 😏 3w
rubyslippersreads @batsy Normally, I‘d reread the first book before starting the sequels, but I don‘t know about this one. 😏 3w
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Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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Does it seem contradictory to can this one warm and prickly? Maybe, but it's what I'm going with to summarize this found family story. I really liked it.

Megabooks Yes, this was really enjoyable! 1mo
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Anna and Her Daughters | D.E. Stevenson
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This was a warm, easy, and engaging read, as practically all D.E. Stevenson books are, but I wouldn't say it was her most satisfying! There were lots of bits that I loved and a lot of bits that I found very frustrating (details in comments). Overall, I'd say pleasant but uneven, I think. #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub
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quietjenn Some things I loved: the premise and initial move to Scotland, the cottage, Jane's work, her adventures with Margaret. Some things I didn't: that no one ever called Helen on her behavior, Anna's disengagement once they get to Scotland, a romance that was lukewarm (at best).
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Ruthiella Totally agree with your review. There was so much potential at the start. But still an easy, entertaining read. 1mo
jlhammar Fantastic review! Yes, it was so interesting that we were meant to pity Helen somewhat for being someone who lives “with blinders on.” She was pretty terrible. 1mo
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LeahBergen Your likes and dislikes mirror mine exactly with this one. And yet I couldn‘t help but keep turning the pages. 😆 1mo
Aimeesue Yes! Helen, grrrrrrrr! She was fun to hate though! 😄 1mo
CarolynM Uneven! Yes, very much so! Helen really was awful and Ronnie was a very uninspiring hero. 1mo
elkeOriginal Agree this is definitely not top quality DE. The second half was weird and rushed. (edited) 1mo
batsy Now that I've finished I completely agree with your assessment. I also find it weird how Helen was just dispensed with. I get that she was a problematic character but oh dear. 1mo
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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Finally getting around to this, on my recent work lunches and breaks. I am very much enjoying it.

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Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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Lazy, rainy Saturday. 🙂

Tamra Perfect! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen How is this one? It‘s waiting on my shelves. 2mo
batsy Love the cover! 2mo
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Still Missing | Beth Gutcheon
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What a compelling, engrossing book! And yet another I probably wouldn't have read on my own, given the grim subject matter. The time and place are so wonderfully evoked and I appreciate how complex Gutcheon's characters and storytelling are.

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LeahBergen Look at that old cover! 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review.. as you say the time , the place , the characters. So good. Love your book ❤️ 2mo
jlhammar It really was! Wonderful review. I hadn‘t seen that edition yet. Very cool! 2mo
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Tamra Love that edition cover! 2mo
Caryl That must be the original cover! Yes to complex characters. I really liked her writing style. 2mo
CarolynM Great review. Yes, to the complexity, that‘s what made it so satisfying for me. 2mo
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Two-Way Murder | E.C.R. Lorac
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No Macdonald in this one, but still a very clever and enjoyable mystery from Lorac.

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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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I ultimately quite liked this one, although there were definitely times when it was iffy. A little bit to read and relatable perhaps?

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I find Hallett's books so addictive! Wanted to read this straight through once I started, but had to, like, with and do life stuff. But now it's the weekend, so diving in and not looking up until it's over 😅.

jlhammar Yay! Such a fun read. Enjoy! 2mo
janeycanuck I was the same! She constructs such a good story!! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs I just started this one and am whipping through it! Just what I needed after a few heavy reads. 2mo
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Mayflies | Andrew O'Hagan
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A stunner, suffused with pulsing life and love, in all their messy glory. And beautiful sentences that will break your heart.

CarolynM So good❤️💔 3mo
Tamra This keeps popping up on my radar. I‘m stacking. 3mo
LeahBergen Stacked! 3mo
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Forbidden Notebook | Alba de Cspedes
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Excellent. I suspect I will be thinking about this one for a long time.

Aims42 Ooo I bought this at a library book sale this past summer and haven‘t read it yet. Glad it‘s a winner!! 3mo
merelybookish My favourite read of 2023! 3mo
batsy One of my top reads last year, as well! 3mo
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Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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I appreciated this more contemporary look at nun life, which attempts to grapple with some of the darker aspects of the modern day Catholic Church and, life in general. It's not a title that would've otherwise come my way, so I'm glad it was a #nunlit selection. It did sometimes feel a little didactic, but it's a small quibble and as a whole it was still very moving.

kspenmoll Hoping to catch up- I have not started this yet! 3mo
jlhammar Good to hear. I should finish up the Scarlett tonight. This is up next! 3mo
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Murder While You Work | Susan Scarlett
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A typical Susan Scarlett book - complete with an early meet-cute, a sweet romance, and a cheery, lovable heroine - mashed up with a domestic thriller - complete with sinister off-hand comments, a disturbing child, heaps of tension, and murder. It is rather incongruous, but somehow works. As is usually the case with Scarlett, you know all the bits from the beginning, but there's pleasure in how exactly it all plays out.

#furrowedmiddlebrowclub

quietjenn I knew that Mrs. Frommer was going to be a victim, but was still pretty bummed when it actually happened, as I liked her a lot. But OMG, Desmond with the bird? 😖 3mo
Ruthiella Desmond was definitely a disturbing character . 😱 3mo
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Tamra @quietjenn yes, Desmond was definitely creepy on multiple occasions, which made me suspect he was in cahoots with Clara! 3mo
Tamra Sinister is right! 🥹 3mo
LeahBergen I suspected that she would end up a victim, too, but poor Mr Jones?? Noooooooo! 🙀 3mo
batsy Great review. I'm midway through; things have started to escalate in a most disturbing manner! 3mo
jlhammar Oh my gosh, yes, Desmond with the maggoty bird was disgusting. Let‘s hope he isn‘t too far gone and Dr. Bloomfield can make a difference! 3mo
Jess_Read_This Diving in today on this one. I‘ll be sure to come back for the spoiler tagged comments! 3mo
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Phoebe's Diary | Phoebe Wahl
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I love Wahl's picture books and art, so am glad to finally make time for this. It's very relatable, even about aspects of high school I've happily blocked out 😅.

batsy I loved this! 💜 4mo
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Amberwell | Dorothy Emily Stevenson
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Did yesterday's post put me in the mood for Stevenson? Maybe it was a factor, although not the only one. In any case, this was the perfect choice for this moment.

willaful This was a good one. 4mo
LeahBergen One I haven‘t read yet! 4mo
Tamra I‘m almost done with Winter & Rough Weather. Sooooo charming. She certainly can write a cozy. 4mo
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Mistletoe Malice | Kathleen Farrell
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Nothing brings out the dysfunction like the holidays! I don't think it quite reaches the heights of Pym, etc., but it's still pretty great and Farrell seems like a fascinating person.

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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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FYI #furrowedmiddlebrowclub and other fans of FMB and Dean Street Press. From the Facebook group.

Ruthiella Awesome news! 😃 4mo
LeahBergen Eeee! How exciting! 👏👏 4mo
batsy Lovely! 4mo
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MaureenMc 🙌👏🙌 4mo
jlhammar Very exciting! 4mo
Kimzey Yay! Hoping for more Furrowed Middlebrow! 4mo
elkeOriginal Good info! I was looking online for anything but don‘t facebook - so thanks for keeping us posted! 4mo
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Fresh Brewed Murder | Emmeline Duncan
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The description of this one as a "hipster cozy" made me roll my eyes, but I actually really liked it! There's a whole lot going on (maybe too much?), but I liked the characters and the setting. I'll definitely read other books in the series.

#litsycloakanddagger @Ruthiella

Ruthiella Hipster Cozy? A new sub-sub-genre? 😃 Why not! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 4mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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Thank you so much, @Bren912 - this #jolabokaflod is great! I am super excited to try these candies (which sound perfect) and looking forward to finally reading Lissa Evans. Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Thanks for making it happen, @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

Bren912 I hope you enjoy the book and let me know how those sweets are! 🎄🎅🏼 4mo
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Murder at the Mena House | Erica Ruth Neubauer
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Going to finish this #cloakanddagger read whilst in transit. 🤞

Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 4mo
willaful You have a Voyage? My all time favorite ereader and its on its last legs. 😭 I will use it til its last gasp. 4mo
LeahBergen This sounds fun! I love a book set in Egypt. 4mo
quietjenn @willaful alas, no. I've heard they were great! But this is just a slightly beat up Paperwhite. 4mo
CarolynM I like the title. Stacked🙂 4mo
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This has made for delightful lunch/break reading lately, although I'm constantly reminding myself that it was not published as a) YA or b) a take-off on Pride and Prejudice, as it kinda feels like both of those things.

LiteraryinLawrence I read this, and you‘re right! It totally felt like both of those things. 4mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes The book was so much fun to read (if that makes sense 🤣). The author is a big Jane Austen fan and it shows in this book. 4mo
LeahBergen This sounds fun! 4mo
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batsy Fun! Adding to the list 🙂 4mo
janeycanuck Have you reached the part with the frogs yet? I still don‘t understand the point of the frogs. 4mo
quietjenn @janeycanuck hm, I'm not sure? The frogs have definitely been mentioned, and they just stopped her dad from playing a prank with them at the ball, but if there is a more dramatic frog scene, I'm not there yet 🙂 4mo
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This was a solid three-star read.

It's not bad and was a perfectly fine way to spend a few hours, but there isn't anything particularly noteworthy about it and I probably won't remember it too long.

It works for a couple of #cloakanddaggerchristmas prompts, but I will likely count it for Happy Christmas. The presence of the American forces at a nearby base and their impact on the local village was probably the most interesting aspect.

Ruthiella Well, you filled a prompt and spent a few pleasant hours reading. I guess they all can‘t knock our socks off. 🎅🏻🔪💀🎄 (edited) 4mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella true! I'm not mad about it. Truthfully, I read many things that don't knock my socks off, I just don't always post about them 😅 4mo
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My #jolabokaflodswap package is in the mail (expected by Thursday), as are my #naturalitsycardswap cards (expected 🤷‍♀️)

@MaleficentBookDragon
@TheBookHippie @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie How I feel 😅🤷🏻‍♀️💌📬📪📮 4mo
AllDebooks Exciting 💌📮 4mo
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Not sure if I read this one way back when, but it was a nice and seasonal way to fill the Christmas Song (classic mystery) #cloakanddaggerchristmas prompt. It's full of the usual elements (country house, locked room, a family full of secrets and animosity, a will soon to be changed) and reads quickly and easily.

Ruthiella Nice! I remember the resolution this one (I often don‘t). 🎄🔪💀🎅🏻 4mo
Tamra That sounds fun and I haven‘t read it. 😁 4mo
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This arrived today! No idea who is from, but thank you!

#jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

Deblovestoread How smart they were to add the title after your name! 4mo
Bren912 Hi @quietjenn ! This is from me! 🎄💖. I always forget to tag my recipient!!! 4mo
Bren912 Enjoy both the 📕 and 🍫 ! 4mo
quietjenn @Bren912 Hey there! No worries - I can relate! Thank you! Looking forward to seeing what's inside 🙂. 4mo
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How about something on the lighter(ish?) side for June, #PersephoneClub readers?

Catalog links in the comments.

@LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @elkeOriginal @Gissy @Aimeesue @andrew61 @jlhammar @Cathythoughts

elkeOriginal I have read Miss Ranskill and loved it (would probably reread if it is chosen, which I rarely do😉) so will vote 5mo
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LeahBergen Ooo, good choices!! 👏👏 I‘ll vote for the one I own 5mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads You can go ahead and post your choices for our August read now. 😊 5mo
jlhammar Really want to read both! Let‘s see…I‘ll go for 5mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ll also vote for the one I own 5mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Just posted my August picks. 5mo
CarolynM They both sound delightful! I‘ll vote for the comedy 5mo
andrew61 Greenery Street. 5mo
LeahBergen ⭐️And the winner is Greenery Street with 5 votes! ⭐️ We have 9 voting members for this round as @Cathythoughts is taking a Litsy break until the New Year. I‘ll be sending her our final list as she said she‘d like to start shopping for our picks. 😆 5mo
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A fun book to kick-off my #cloakanddaggerchristmas, with a central character who is two-thirds Wodehouse heroine and one-third Amelia Bedelia. Not the most complex of mysteries - I tagged the culprit pretty much from the beginning - but a very amusing ensemble and look at village life.

It qualifies for a couple of prompts, but counting it for All I Want for Christmas Is You. @ruthiella

Aims42 That character sounds AMAZING! Stacking this!!! 5mo
Ruthiella Sounds fantastic. 😃 5mo
jlhammar I just might need to get this one for next December - sounds great! 5mo
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Tamra I‘m attracted to anything resembling Amelia Bedelia! 🤣 5mo
batsy This sounds fun! 5mo
BookNAround I have this one on my shelf and your review makes me so glad I already have it! 5mo
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Absent in the Spring | Mary Westmacott
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This was pretty great, if rather sobering and a bit sad. But very honest and true, even as these qualities are not ones Joan can embrace for herself. Christie's pride in this one is, I think, entirely justified.

#LMWBR #MaryWestmacottBuddyRead #westmakittens

IndoorDame Love this cover design! 5mo
Ruthiella Agree, this one was fantastic. Just the right length, just the right reveal. 5mo
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A Guest in the House | Emily Carroll
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Maybe not the ideal lunch break reading? But here we are. 😆

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I am so impressed with the decisiveness of my fellow #cloakanddaggerchristmas readers! I have a spreadsheet of what I might possibly read and how the titles fit the prompts. But, it will just be my starting place and I'll just see where it takes me. 😏

Texreader This is awesome 5mo
batsy Omg! Thank you. I'm gonna take a screenshot and zoom in for ideas 🤣 I'm also impressed by everyone's timeliness and decisiveness 😁 5mo
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AllDebooks Thank you for sharing. I haven't decided on any yet 😅 5mo
jlhammar Great approach! So many fun options. Can't wait to see what you end up reading! 5mo
Ruthiella Nice set of possibilities! I loved the Flavia books but also appreciated 5mo
rubyslippersreads I may very well steal from you. 🤣 5mo
LeahBergen I love this! I have a ton of options as well but will count myself lucky if I get to two of them. 😆 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Nice!!! I am just going to go where the mood takes me 😂 So I like your idea of a list of possibilities! 5mo
elkeOriginal I love an excel spreadsheet! 👏🏻 5mo
kwmg40 Nice lists of possibilities. I posted my own list but I'm not totally committed to those choices and they could change! 5mo
Tamra I am impressed with your motivation & organization! 5mo
Bklover Ooh this is beautiful!! Taking a screenshot right now! Thank you!!!❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Larkken 😍 I love a good spreadsheet! 5mo
quietjenn @elkeOriginal @Larkken I'm so glad to know that I am not the only who loves and appreciates a nice spreadsheet! I am somewhat notorious at work for frequently saying, “so I made a spreadsheet ...“ because they are just so good at organizing information! 5mo
quietjenn @batsy @rubyslippersreads @bklover glad to be of service, friends. 😉 I will note that some of the titles are in a series and I've added the one that would be next in it for me, so that might not be the case for you. And it is probably very subject to the mood I was in when I made it. That said, I can't wait to see what you all end up reading and chatting if we've any overlap. 💜 5mo
quietjenn @Texreader 😁 thanks! 5mo
quietjenn @AllDebooks I can't wait to see what everyone ends up reading! 5mo
quietjenn @jlhammar you and me both 😉 5mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella so do I, although I was bad at keeping up so it's been a while. It might just be time though! 5mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen yeah, my reality doesn't often reflect my planning and intentions, so we'll see how thins thing shakes out 😆 5mo
quietjenn @TheAromaofBooks I am definitely a mood reader by nature, so I like that this way straddles chaos and strict order. 😏 5mo
quietjenn @kwmg40 most definitely - flexibility is good! And I've already added a book or two to the spreadsheet since I posted this. 5mo
quietjenn @Tamra thank you! Those are ... not always words that apply to me/my life, but I do love a good spreadsheet 😃 5mo
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I am grateful that this book exists, and that its choice for #PersephoneClub led me to read it, if somewhat belatedly. It's not easy or comforting reading, especially at this particular moment, but I feel like it will stay with me for a long while.

Tamra I keep thinking about it. 5mo
jlhammar Agree completely. So glad that Persephone republished this and that we were able to read it. 5mo
Aimeesue A tough read, indeed. But an important one, that sticks with you. 5mo
LeahBergen Yes, this one was tough. 💔 5mo
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Perhaps not perfect, but perfectly delightful. Now to watch the movie again!

jlhammar Love that movie! 5mo
dabbe Rex Harrison was my 1st movie crush because of this movie! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
tpixie Oh a book! I loved the movie & TV show! 5mo
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Unfinished Portrait | Agatha Christie, writing as Mary Westmacott
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I am very behind, but! I think I enjoyed this more than other #westmakittens because I read AC's biography fairly recently, so was able to identify the (many) bits (presumably) taken from life. In some ways I suspect it may have been a more truthful portrait of some things (Archie) than her actual autobiography is. Which, incidentally, I very much want to read soon! Anyway - pretty middling as a novel, but excellent as a portrait of the artist.

Ruthiella Interesting perspective! I found it hard to believe that the energetic woman who managed her second husband‘s excavations and traveled with such enthusiasm was so wishy-washy as a young woman… But I‘ve not read her bio yet. (edited) 5mo
CSeydel Great review! I really enjoyed this one too. I could relate to Celia‘s intensity of feeling coupled with a difficulty communicating and fear of being misunderstood. I am looking forward to reading her biography! 5mo
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quietjenn @Ruthiella I do think Agatha was stronger and more dynamic than Celia is here, but I'm not sure that she always felt it or recognized it. Although that may be me playing amateur psychologist at a distance a bit too much 😆 5mo
willaful It's possible that she blossomed a lot more later in life, in a happier marriage. 5mo
Ruthiella @willaful You are right. And also the novel is fictionalized, not an autobiography. 5mo
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Babbacombe's | SUSAN. SCARLETT
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Such a nice, pleasant read - cozy as a cuppa on a cool Autumn night. Loved the warm family dynamics and the romance was very sweet. And agree that the final scene makes it a lovely way to kick off the holiday season.

#furrowedmiddlebrowclub

Tamra Agreed! Love that fabric design 😍 (edited) 5mo
Ruthiella Yes, it did turn out to be timely season-wise! 😂 5mo
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CarolynM Lovely review🙂 5mo
jlhammar A pleasant read indeed! That Christmas scene at the end was a nice bonus. 5mo
LeahBergen I loved how it ended at Christmas, too! 5mo
Jess_Read_This A Christmas scene at the end?? I might need to try to catch up and read it this weekend! 🎄 5mo
quietjenn @Jess_Read_This it's a sweet one that goes down pretty easily and quickly. 5mo
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Finishing up this collection. I really need to prioritize reading more short stories and collections.

Liz_M Hello Kitty! 5mo
dabbe Hello there, sweetest kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5mo
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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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Thank you, @LocalTxLibrarian for my #hhs #hauntedhollowswap package! So much cute-spooky goodness! I'm seriously contemplating a midday bath, just so I can use one my bath bombs and the books are great choices. Also, that tumbler is so huge that I didn't even come close to fitting in my original picture 😂.

Thank you @wanderinglynn for another great year of hallow-swapping.

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🖤👻🧡 6mo
LeahBergen That‘s a great tumbler! 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Love the ghost reading a book with his coffee. 6mo
LocalTXLibrarian that tumbler was wayyyyyyy bigger than I thought it would be! (sorry!) glad the package arrived safely! ❤️ happy reading! 6mo
quietjenn @LocalTXLibrarian no apologies necessary! I will stay hydrated with it 😆. Thanks! 6mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Enjoying some seasonal reading, and revisiting this for the first time since I was a teenager. I picked it up so I could follow along with the online reading lead by Ruth Franklin, but as is usually the case, I just couldn't stick to the schedule. 🫤🤷‍♀️

batsy Such a good book. 6mo
LeahBergen What @batsy said. 👍 6mo
TheLudicReader Love that cover. 6mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one. Great cover 👍🏻❤️ 6mo
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Halloween Surprise | Corinne Demas
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#hhs #hauntedhollowswap package is in the mail, and should arrive in D.C. on Wednesday 🎃
@wanderinglynn @AlizaApp

AlizaApp Yay!! 🎃 6mo
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Got a slightly belated start, but thoroughly enjoyed this sequel and am already anticipating the next book.
#pemberlittens #janeadjacent

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Halloween Surprise | Corinne Demas
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Nice to come home to my #hhs box, @wanderinglynn. Thank you so much, @LocalTXLibrarian - looking forward to opening it! #hauntedhollowswap

LocalTXLibrarian whoa - that got there FAST! super glad it arrived safely...i hope you enjoy! 💜 💜 6mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 6mo
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A Fugue in Time | Rumer Godden
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Making the most of my day off. This has been my commute book lately, but time to finish it - *not* whilst on the bus!

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Hey, Tom. I'm ready to be heartbroken.

#pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead He‘s totally here for you on that one 🤣 7mo
dabbe #boyyousaidit 🧡🎃🧡 7mo
quietjenn @BarkingMadRead indeed. It's not my first go-around with Hardy, so I'm prepared for the emotional deception 😰 7mo
tpixie I did like this book 🩷 6mo
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Young Mungo | Douglas Stuart
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Happy #fffs day! Thank you so much for my package, @amiable! I very much appreciate the sock hunt you went on, as these are absolutely adorable! Perfect choices all around. 🙂'

Thanks to @chrissyreadit and @avanders for hosting. #fallingforfallswap

Amiable I‘m so glad you like it! It‘s so much fun shopping for these swaps. 🙂 7mo
Gissy So pretty the kitchen towel and the bookmark and mug😍 7mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛 7mo
Avanders ♥️🍁🧡🍂💛🍎 7mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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Also finished this one up last night - great, in a totally different way. The parallel lines of WW2 Spy Craft and Early Days of the BBC were solidly in my wheelhouse.

Ruthiella Love Kate Atkinson and I loved this book too. I feel like it could have also been one of Ursula‘s trajectories from (edited) 7mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella yes, it totally could've been one of Ursula's lives! 7mo
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I understand how this book isn't for everyone, but I thought it was extremely readable and pretty brilliant.

IuliaC I too find it brilliant 👍 7mo
batsy I felt the same about this! 7mo
youneverarrived Agree with you 🖤 7mo
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Giant's Bread | Mary Westmacott
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Spent the rainy afternoon curled up with our #lmwbr #marywestmacottbuddyread - rather cozy and perfect. Still sitting out my thoughts on that book, so going to peek at the discussion now!

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Hoping to finish up this mystery with lunch 🤞

Ruthiella How is it? On par with ? 7mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella I enjoyed it. It's not quite as evocative of place as Fell, but I didn't figure it out until the end and continue to really like Inspector MacDonald! 7mo
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What Happens in Fall? | Sara L. Latta
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Package posted priority, should arrive on Friday. #fffs #fff #fallingforfallswap #fallingforfallswap2023 @Avanders @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Love the box choice 😆🍁 7mo
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Really enjoyed this one. Her take on familiar characters felt mostly true, but I think it was smart to make the investigative team offspring. Both of whom I liked a lot. Looking forward to the sequel.

Tamra This sounds fun! 7mo
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