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Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery by Elizabeth Hillman Waterston
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Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
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The Year of Jubilo by Ruth Sawyer
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The Land Of Spices by Kate O'Brien
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Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
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Villette by Charlotte Bront
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The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
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Look what‘s on sale today, #PemberLittens 😊 #JaneAdjacent #kindle #KindleDeal

Librarybelle Thanks for posting this!!! 1w
AnnR Thanks for posting this. I bought it, too. 1w
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Some recent garage sale finds. #bookhaul

Ruthiella Hiram in particular looks adorable! 😻 2mo
quirkyreader Finding that bee book was a major score. 2mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 👏👏 1mo
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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An illustration from my #FolioSociety edition. As pretty as it is, I‘ll probably be reading on Kindle for portability. 😊

#PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade

BarkingMadRead Ohhhhhh that‘s beautiful! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 2mo
willaful Charming! 2mo
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Cuilin 😍 2mo
dabbe “portability” … 😅😂🤣 2mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Josie Pye dares Anne to #WalkTheLine (the ridgepole of Mr. Barry‘s kitchen roof).

#Movie2BookRecs #LetterW

mabell Ha good one! 2mo
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Miss Carter and the Ifrit | Susan Alice Kerby
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I enjoyed this book (although it dragged a bit for me in spots). I found Joe very endearing, and was glad to see both him and Miss Carter move on to the next phases of their lives. (But what did she do with all the jewels?)

The photo is a glimpse of how Joe might have sometimes decorated Georgina‘s flat.


Cathythoughts That‘s a great picture, I love it. I still havnt read this one. 2mo
jlhammar 😆 Oh my gosh, that is perfect! Joe really was endearing. 2mo
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Tamra Fabulous pic! 2mo
Ruthiella Love that image! I think she pawned some of the pieces for cash, kept one or two and had them set to wear as jewelry and the rest she put in a safe deposit box for safekeeping. She was a very practical lady! 2mo
Aimeesue Great pic! I can really see it now! It‘s only missing his snuff bottle 😁 2mo
batsy Great pic! And hope to come back to your intriguing question once I've read it 😊 2mo
CarolynM Yes! That‘s such a great image for this book! I agree that it had some flat spots, but quite charming over all. I loved that she used some of the jewels to raise money for the Red Cross. I think she will go on in the same way, quietly injecting money into good causes. 2mo
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A Pride & Prejudice mystery for the #PemberLittens free today for #Kindle. #KindleFreebie #ebook #JaneAusten

dabbe Thanks! 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
willaful Shoot, I missed it. 2mo
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“ … I call it the Star Wars prayer. All that language referring to interstellar space and galaxies; you half expect Darth Vader to pop up.”

I enjoyed this book. I never thought Jane would actually decide to become a nun, but I think she was able to find a good balance in her secular and spiritual lives.

#NunLit #NunLitQuarterly

jlhammar Oh my gosh, love it! 😂 2mo
batsy 🤣 I don't think I can fit in this one this month, but hope to play catch up in August. All of the reviews and comments on this book have been fun 😁 2mo
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jlhammar I hadn't heard of this one yet. Thank you! 2mo
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Strawberry Girl | Lois Lenski
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I enjoyed this, and I loved Birdie, but the disregard (and cruelty) towards animals was very jarring. I also found the ending rather abrupt; I wonder how long Mr. Slater‘s change of heart will last? 😏


UwannaPublishme Agreed! Not sure Mr. Slater‘s sudden sunny disposition will last the week. 😆 3mo
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Daddy's Gone A-hunting | Penelope Mortimer, Valerie Grove
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The word I would choose to describe this book is “claustrophobic.” Ruth‘s marriage to the horrible Rex, being trapped with Miss de Beer, and the whole lifestyle of the Common. Very interesting, but I‘m glad Angela could escape and, although the writing is excellent, I‘m glad to escape as well.

Does anyone else think this Persephone endpaper gives off a Handmaid‘s Tale vibe?


sisilia I had the same feeling. The writing is good but I didnt want to linger 4mo
Tamra Oh gosh, yes it does! I didn‘t notice it before. Terrific description of the novel, “claustrophobic.” Indeed. 4mo
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Tamra @sisilia I wanted Ruth‘s story to continue, if nothing more for her to make her own happiness! That was my hope anyway. 😏 (edited) 4mo
jlhammar Yes, I can definitely see that! Great review. Good to know what I‘ll be getting myself into. Look forward to reading this weekend! 4mo
merelybookish Yes, I get what you're saying. I found the pace moved quickly tho. And I even felt a bit sorry for Rex. 4mo
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish Not me. I wanted Ruth to hit Rex with a clock, like Betty did to Robert. 🤣 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I‘m looking forward to starting today. Yes! I see the Handmaid vibes 👍🏻 4mo
willaful I found it quite excruciating. The intense frustration of people always getting in your business and in your way, and the ugliness with which Ruth views life. 4mo
LeahBergen Great review and you‘re so right about the claustrophobic atmosphere! 3mo
LeahBergen Yep, Rex definitely needed to be brained with a clock, too. 😆 3mo
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Two free Austen retellings which might interest the #PemberLittens. #kindledeals #ebook #kindle

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Not really book-related, but is anyone else going to miss #MrsMaisel as much as I am?

IndoorDame Yes! I still have a few episodes to watch, but so sad it‘s over! 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😔💔 4mo
mrp27 Yes!!! I adore that show. 4mo
EKonrad So sad it‘s over!! 😢 4mo
GidgetsTreasures75 Love this show so much!! 4mo
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Daddy's Gone A-hunting | Penelope Mortimer, Valerie Grove
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@Tamra The book arrived today, in a lovely mailing envelope. Thank you so much! #persephoneclub #persephone

Also showing off my new sign (and life motto). 🤣

Deblovestoread That sign! 4mo
Tamra 😂 love the sign! I‘m so glad the book arrived quickly! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I want that sign! 4mo
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LeahBergen That sign! 😆 4mo
batsy 😁 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Deblovestoread @Tamra @Clare-Dragonfly @LeahBergen @batsy For anyone who wants their own sign (in hope of preventing some murders 😂), I ordered it from Temu. 4mo
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Before we leave Cranford, I had to share this picture of my favorite character, Miss Betsy Barker‘s Alderney.

I‘m wondering if the cow had anything to do with Captain Brown‘s tragic demise? After all, as well as suggesting the flannel ensemble, he also recommended Miss Betsy “kill the poor creature at once.” Was that Alderney anywhere near the railroad tracks? 🤔🐄🤣

#PemberLittens #Moo-rdurAtCranford #hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
TheBookHippie OMG 😂😂😂😂🏆👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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dabbe Best pic of the day! 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ahahahah! Excellent! 😂 4mo
rubyslippersreads @willaful I ❤️ it! 🐮 4mo
Ruthiella Love it! 😋 4mo
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Angeline | Anna Quinn
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I‘ve never heard of this book, but it came up in my #kindledeals today, and it looks like it might be a possible candidate for #nunlit

#kindledeal #ebook #kindle

jlhammar Oh my gosh, I hadn't heard of this one yet! Sounds great. Might throw this one in the mix for our 2024 #NunLitQuarterly voting (in late Oct/early Nov) if others in the group haven't read it by then. Thank you! 5mo
batsy This sounds so interesting! 5mo
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Betsy-Tacy | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Happy Birthday to two of my favorite authors, Maud Hart Lovelace and Elizabeth Goudge. ❤️🎂

LeahBergen Look at those lovely editions! 😍 5mo
batsy So pretty! 5mo
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Bunny's Book Club | Annie Silvestro
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate. And lots of books, reading time, and candy to all Littens! 🐣🐰🪺 🍫

Dragon Happy Easter 🐣 💚🐉 6mo
IuliaC Happy Easter! 6mo
LeahBergen Happy Easter, Peggy! 🐰🐰🐰 6mo
Leftcoastzen Happy Easter , very cute ! 6mo
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Laughterhp Oh no! That‘s the only way I know to buy books from the UK and get them in the US! 6mo
batsy Oh my god... Nooooooooo. This is my lifeline 😭😭😭 6mo
TheBookHippie We are all posting and all sad!!!! 6mo
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Readerann 😭 6mo
jlhammar So unfortunate 6mo
Gissy 🙁😩😭😭😭 6mo
KristiAhlers This breaks my heart. I've gotten so many books from them! 6mo
Tamra What???? Noooooo 6mo
Tamra Any Litsy friends have ideas how we can buy UK books for shipping outside the UK? 6mo
Balibee146 @tamra though I've not bought from them I saw another kitten suggest Blackwells. I will look for a link x 6mo
Balibee146 @Tamra they do ship to the US.... Credit for suggestion of them to @Ruthiella on another post xx 6mo
Tamra Thanks to you both! @Ruthiella @Balibee146 6mo
Balibee146 @tamra lol just noticed the autocorrect of Litten to kitten 😻 6mo
LeahBergen I know!! 😫😫😫 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly Uggggghh! I didn‘t even realize they were owned by Amazon 😭😡 6mo
Aimeesue Boooooo. ☹️ 6mo
Bklover I just ordered something about a week ago (it‘s been shipped) because I wanted the UK version - pretty cover. I‘ve loved ordering from them over the years. Either for the cover or because the paperback came out earlier there. And the free shipping to the US. 😢 @Laughterhp Me too! (edited) 6mo
Bklover We only have until April 26th. 6mo
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Wine of Honour | Barbara Beauchamp
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I enjoyed this once it got going, although I actually found Helen‘s story the dullest, with the Cobb family the most interesting. I wish Laura had gotten some gumption and re-joined the service. Peter Gurney could have used some gumption too.

The term “Civvy Street” was new to me.



Ruthiella Oh! I see some promising fan fiction/ sequel where Laura and Peter find love and rejoin the service once her father dies and he gets sober. 😂 (edited) 6mo
willaful Ruthiella -- excellent! This story needs more happy endings. 😁 6mo
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jlhammar Cool graphic! Civvy Street was new to me as well. And I agree about Laura. I‘ll just have to imagine she finds her gumption and happy ending later. 6mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I‘d definitely read that. 😆 6mo
batsy @Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Me, too! The fanfic we need 😆 6mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻😁 6mo
LeahBergen Civvy Street was new to me, too! And yes, Laura needed a kick in the pants. 😆 6mo
CarolynM I wasn‘t particularly keen on Helen, but I thought the treatment of infidelity was interesting, especially considering the time and the circumstances. I‘m not sure I‘d wish Peter on anyone, even Laura! @Ruthiella Civvy Street is an expression I remember hearing quite a lot once upon a time, but I certainly haven‘t heard it recently. (edited) 6mo
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The Black Stallion | Walter Farley
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I‘m sure I must have read this as a horse-crazy kid, but I don‘t remember much about it. I do have two related books in my library, including the edition that @TheAromaOfBooks posted about. (Unfortunately, the cover is somewhat the worse for wear.)

(Nicky insisted on being in the photo, because he‘s as big as a horse. 😹)

#ChildrensClassicRead2023 #MiddleGradeMarch

TheBookHippie Awe hi kitty cat!!! 6mo
dabbe Hi, there Nifty Nicky! ❣️🐾❣️ 6mo
IndoorDame What a beautiful kitty 😻 🐈‍⬛ 😻 6mo
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RaeLovesToRead Hi Nicky!!!! 💕💕 6mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! Yay, Nicky!😻 6mo
quietjenn Nicky!!! 😻😻😻 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I love a well-loved book!! The illustrations in Big Black Horse are SO pretty. 6mo
batsy Nicky! What a charmer 😍 6mo
sarahbarnes Nicky looks like a Russian Blue! 😍 6mo
LeahBergen Hello, Nicky! 😘😘 6mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! 😻 6mo
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Does this count as #nunlit ?

jlhammar Most definitely. I‘ve been wanting to try Huber. Sounds good! 6mo
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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Someone else may have already posted this news, but Rupert Heath, founder of Dean Street Press, has passed away.

There‘s more about him, and the future of #FurrowedMiddlebrow books, on the FM blog:


I emailed Rupert about a Susan Scarlett ARC, and he couldn‘t have been nicer and more patient in figuring out the right format for me.


MaureenMc 😞 7mo
Ruthiella That‘s sad to hear. He leaves behind a legacy of wonderful books he helped make available to readers. 7mo
willaful Oh no. I'm sad for everyone's loss and also sad for our loss of FM. 😢 7mo
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jlhammar Oh, how sad. And no more FM reprints to come 😪 7mo
LeahBergen I‘m glad you posted this as I was just about to do it! It‘s so very sad. There will be no more Furrowed Middlebrow books to come but our little club can still work through the 96 that have been printed. I‘ll tag the rest of our club to make sure we all see this: @catebutler @elkeOriginal @erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @batsy @Kimzey @Jess_Read_This 7mo
CarolynM Thanks for posting @rubyslippersreads and thanks for tagging everyone @LeahBergen I was so sad when I heard the news, first about Amanda and then Rupert. DSP must be a thriving little business. Maybe someone will want to fold it into their little publishing house in due time. We can only hope. 7mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM Yes, I‘m hoping for something like that, too. 😢 7mo
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @LeahBergen I hope that will happen too. 7mo
batsy Oh no, that is so sad. 54 is way too young. 😞 I'm not sure if he was the one tweeting under the FM account or if he occasionally did but I got the impression of an incredibly nice and approachable person. @CarolynM I hope that it's a possibility. DSP was such a lovely idea and it'll be such a loss without more reprints. 7mo
CarolynM @batsy The FM account is Scott Thompson who wrote the tagged blog post. He's the force behind the FM imprint while Rupert was the publisher. 7mo
batsy @CarolynM Ah, OK! Thank you for clearing that up. 7mo
Kimzey How terribly sad! Thank you for letting us know. 😢 7mo
Cathythoughts So sad. Yes 54 is way too young @batsy. I‘m so glad we are all part of FM and will have read the 96 books @LeahBergen It will be a poignant reading experience now. I hope DSP will continue somehow @CarolynM 7mo
Jess_Read_This It‘s a such a tragedy. I also read Scott‘s post just now that there will be no more Furrowed Middlebrow reprints. 😕 I‘m glad our group will continue reading together though! Thank you for tagging me @LeahBergen 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Sad news indeed. Thanks for tagging the FM gang @LeahBergen . I‘m glad to be part of FM club too @Cathythoughts 7mo
Aimeesue Oh, how sad. 6mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Thought some of you might be interested in this article about Dorothy Canfield Fisher and The Home-Maker. (Perri Klass is also a #BetsyTacy fan.)


#persephone #persephoneclub #persephonebookclub #persephonebooks

CarolynM Thanks for the link. I‘ll read it when I get a minute😬 7mo
LeahBergen Well, look at that! So cool. 👍 7mo
Aimeesue Excellent! Thanks for the link! 7mo
jlhammar How timely! Definitely going to check that out. Thank you so much! 7mo
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In case anyone needs this for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead it‘s a #Kindledeal today. #kindle #ebook #lastminute 😄

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Here Comes Valentine Cat | Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda
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Happy Valentine‘s Day to all the Littens! Here‘s to our love affair with books! 📚❤️

RaeLovesToRead Awwww Valentine's cat 🥰🥰😭😭 7mo
LeahBergen So cute! Happy Valentine‘s Day! 😘😘 7mo
AmyG Happy Valentine‘s Day ❤️ 7mo
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Cathythoughts Happy Valentine‘s!! ❤️ 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Happy Valentine‘s 💞 7mo
Aimeesue Happy Valentine's Day! I adore those old valentines cards ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Sally on the Rocks,. | Winifred Boggs
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Thanks so much @LeahBergen for my delightful birthday treats!

Both books have been on my TBR list for ages, and I‘ll enjoy using that adorable kitty bookmark and bookish coaster while I read. ❤️the kitty scrubber from Johnny, too (although the kitties say to tell him that doesn‘t mean they‘re going to do any cleaning. 😹)

The card is cute enough to frame, and you‘re so thoughtful to include extra stickers for my reading journal. 😘

LeahBergen So glad you like it. Happy Birthday!! 😘😘😘 8mo
TrishB Lovely gifts ❤️ 8mo
jlhammar Happy Birthday! I've been eyeing Nella Last's War. Sounds so good! 8mo
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quietjenn @rubyslippersreads @jlhammar I just got a copy as part of my last Book Depository order. Synchronicity! 8mo
batsy How lovely! 💕 8mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 💕 8mo
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I really enjoyed this unusual mystery, and it‘s a #kindledeal today. @BarkingMadRead the sequel is due out February 7. 😀🥧

BarkingMadRead Yessssss 8mo
aperfectmjk I just added this to my TBR for #ispybingo yesterday. It meets the Apron and Knife prompts for next month. 8mo
Dragon Thanks 🙏 just downloaded 💚🐉 8mo
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If there‘s anything more adorable than Hugh Jackman tossing books to all the kids, saying “Everybody‘s reading!” I don‘t know what it is. I also don‘t know how Marian the Librarian can resist him. #TheMusicMan #MadameLibrarian

For anyone who‘d like to see the whole song, it‘s here : https://youtu.be/D-SIIAFX5Nw

Cathythoughts Lovely ! Thankyou for the link ♥️ 8mo
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Clothes-Pegs | Noel Streatfeild, Susan Scarlett
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A charming book, except for the story about the cat. 😡 That‘s the kind of kid who grows up to be a serial killer.

Believe it or not, I‘ve never read any of Noel Streatfeild‘s books for children. Where should I start?


@Aimeesue @CarolynM @catebutler @Cathythoughts @elkeOriginal @erzascarletbookgasm
@Jess_ Read_This @jlhammar @kimzey @LeahBergen @MrsK @quietjenn @Sparklemn @Ruthiella @Tamra @willaful

rubyslippersreads @Jess_Read_This Your tag didn‘t turn out. 😊 9mo
Bluebird 👀 i have the same question! I‘ve got this book on my TBR list, but want to try her children‘s books but don‘t know where to start. (I first heard of the shoe series from the movie You‘ve Got Mail). 9mo
Ruthiella Yes, the bit about the cat didn‘t wash! Love your picture of models of that era. It would have made a good cover for the book! I think Ballet Shoes is Streatfeild‘s most famous children‘s book. 9mo
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rubyslippersreads @Bluebird I‘m glad I‘m not the only Streatfeild newbie. 😊 9mo
elkeOriginal Me = also new to Streatfield! 9mo
Tamra Ooooo that pic! 😍 9mo
LeahBergen @Bluebird @rubyslippersreads @elkeOriginal I think Ballet Shoes is a good place to start with her or else pick one of the “Shoe” books that jibes more with your interest than ballet. The Painted Garden (aka: Movie Shoes) is about a young English girl who goes to LA to act in the movie of The Secret Garden. White Boots (aka: Skating Shoes) is about figure skating friends and Tennis Shoes is about … well, I‘m sure you can guess. 😆 ⬇️ 9mo
LeahBergen Her straight “family stories” are super charming, too (Caldicott Place, Apple Bough, The Growing Summer, etc). 9mo
quietjenn The cat story was so weird and random! But I do love this image. I've not read all the children's books - she was so prolific! - but I think I probably read Ballet Shoes first 9mo
Cathythoughts It really is charming ! 🥰 I live your picture 👌🏻 9mo
rockpools What @LeahBergen said! Ballet Shoes is probably her best known, but Apple Bough is one of my all-time favourites. 9mo
batsy Love this pic! @rockpools @LeahBergen The Shoes books are some of my favourites ever 💕 I must get around to the others, like Apple Bough. 9mo
Jess_Read_This Perfect picture to accompany your review! @rockpools @LeahBergen Thanks for sharing your Shoes books recs and insights. I read Ballet Shoes as a child and none of her other books. I‘m feeling the nudge to pick up her children‘s books in 2023. I‘m not familiar with Apple Bough and love the title. 9mo
Aimeesue Lovely illustration! Suits the book perfectly. ❤️ 9mo
jlhammar Love this illustration. I look forward to trying some of these suggestions. And oh my gosh, yes, that cat story! Disturbing. 9mo
LeahBergen @rockpools @batsy @Jess_Read_This Yes, Apple Bough is wonderful. The US title is Travelling Shoes (many of her books were renamed with a ‘Shoes‘ title in the US). 😊 9mo
willaful Dancing Shoes was one of my favorites, and Skating Shoes also. Skating Shoes has similar family vibes to Clothes-pegs -- though honestly her books do tend to run similar. (No problem for me as a child!)

In “ordinary“ books, I really liked The Magic Summer, despite it disappointingly having no magic. (I think it's The Growing Summer in England.)
Bluebird @LeahBergen @rockpools @willaful thanks for the suggestions! I will start with Ballet Shoes and go on from there. Will make sure Apple Bough (Traveling Shoes) is on my list. I think I need to add Clothes-Peg too (despite the cat) So many great comments about it. 😄 (edited) 9mo
willaful @rubyslippersreader I'm for that! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love this illustration! I‘m up for some Shoes reading, too (if I can access to some copies) 😊 9mo
Jess_Read_This @rubyslippersreads I‘d love a Shoes reading group! 9mo
Bluebird @rubyslippersreads sounds fun! 😀 9mo
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I‘m not sure what I‘m getting myself into, but I own #Folio editions of both of these books, so I‘m going to sign up for both of these #chunksters

#ChunksterChallenge #PemberLittens #Clarissa #middlemarch #groupreads #chapteraday

Amiable Yay! Email me (AmyBF45 at gmail.com) and I‘ll send you the graphics you can post when you‘ve completed #ChunksterChallenge2023 9mo
LeahBergen I‘m reading Clarissa, too (well, when my copy arrives)! 9mo
Aimeesue Me too! I am THRILLED that the reading sched follows the dates of the letters. Y'ALL ARE MY PEOPLE! 😂 9mo
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TheBookHippie Oh how pretty!!! 9mo
batsy Ooh! 😍 I loved both books. 9mo
Klou Omg where did you get that shelf decoration from, on the right? It's gorgeous 😍😍😍😍 9mo
rubyslippersreads @Klou I found her at a thrift shop, and she just had to come home with me. 9mo
kspenmoll What a gorgeous photo & books & all of it! 9mo
New Kid on the Book Beautiful photo! 9mo
Klou @rubyslippersreads what a great find!! I'd have been the same. Its stunning! 8mo
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Happy New Year, everyone! Here‘s to lots of books and reading in 2023! 😸

quietjenn Wishing you the same! 💜 9mo
AmyG Happy New Year! What a cute photo. 9mo
Deblovestoread Happy New Year 🍾🎆🥂 9mo
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dabbe What a sweet face! 😻 9mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Happy New Year! 😘 9mo
mrp27 Happy New Year! 9mo
Leftcoastzen 😻👏❤️ 9mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year! 9mo
MaureenMc Happy New Year! 🎆 9mo
Ruthiella Happy New Year to you! 🥳 9mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 🥳 9mo
batsy Love this! 😹 Happy New Year! 9mo
kspenmoll Happy New Year!!! 9mo
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Completed my #Goodreads challenge for 2022. #goodreadschallenge #goodreadschallenge2022 Here‘s to another year of reading! 🥂📚🥳

#WinterReadathon #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 9mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 🎉🎉 9mo
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fredamans 👏 👏 👏 9mo
Eyelit 🎉📚👏 9mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 9mo
batsy Yay!! Happy New Year! 🎉 9mo
Cathythoughts Happy New Year ♥️ 9mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻🥳👏🏻 9mo
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. And especially to @Andrew65 for all the readathons and challenges you organize. 🎄

#WinterReadathon #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

Andrew65 This made me laugh out loud 😂😂😂 9mo
dabbe I swear, every cat would LOVE to be able to do this! 😂 9mo
Cathythoughts Happy Christmas ♥️ 9mo
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Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 9mo
TheBookHippie HAPPY CHRISTMAS!! I love this! 9mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas! 🎄That cat is adorable. 😻 9mo
Tamra Merry Christmas! 9mo
Eggs Merry Christmas!! 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas!🙂🤶 9mo
batsy Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 9mo
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 Just saw this! Keep enjoying the holidays! 9mo
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@leahbergen Thank you so much for the Christmas surprises! I‘ve never heard of the Pegeen book and can‘t wait to read it! (Using my new bookmark, of course, and nibbling on my chocolate.) And the Lilibet book is adorable. The commemorative towel is pretty enough to frame. 👑 (So is the card.)

Maybe the magnet will inspire Sadie & Nicky to start their own bakery. 😸

Thanks again, dear friend, and Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁😘

Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 9mo
LeahBergen I‘m so glad you like it! Yes, get those kitties making biscuits for you. 😆 Merry Christmas! 😘😘 9mo
batsy How lovely! The Kitty Biscuits magnet is too cute 😸 9mo
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All-of-a-Kind Family | Sydney Taylor
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Book 1 of one of my favorite series. Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

#WinterReadathon #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

Andrew65 ❤️❤️❤️🕎 9mo
Foragingfantasy This was one of my favorite books as a child. ❤️ 9mo
DivineDiana I so loved this book as a child and recently reread it for one of the Litsy challenges. It could be that I loved it more! ❤️ 9mo
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marleed I love it when a Litsy post brings to mind a book I loved long ago! I even read this with my daughter (now 30 with her own kids). 9mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 9mo
Ruthiella Loved this book! 9mo
TheBookHippie I love this whole series!!! 🕎💙🕯️ 9mo
LeahBergen I‘ve never read these books. Can you believe it? 😮 9mo
willaful I loved those! 9mo
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The Snow Queen | Hans Christian Andersen
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These fairy tale books belonged to my dad when he was a little boy. They‘ve obviously been very well read and well loved.


LeahBergen Gorgeous! 😍 10mo
TheBookHippie How wonderful and they are just stunning! WOW. 10mo
quirkyreader I‘m still working on finding all of the colour fairy books. They need to be found at either jumble sales, charity shops, bag sales at the library, or be gifted to me. It‘s all in the hunt. 10mo
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AnnR Pretty covers and a well done photo. ⭐ 10mo
batsy How precious! 💕 10mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! They‘re beautiful! 10mo
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The Candle and the Cat | Mary F Leonard
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My pets Sadie and Nicky are the reason I can‘t have candles (as well as a Christmas tree). 😹

Combining days 2 and 3 of #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge #WinterReadathon

RaeLovesToRead They are so adorable!!!! 😍😍😍 10mo
quietjenn So cute and worth the sacrifice 😻 10mo
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn Yes. Their gotcha day is in December, and they are the best Christmas present I ever got. 😸 10mo
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Cathythoughts Lovely ♥️ 10mo
MallenNC I have two cats who are also the reason I can‘t have a tree! 10mo
Andrew65 How lovely but yes can see cats and candles, let alone trees, won‘t go. 🐈🕯🐈🕯🐈 10mo
Tamra Sweet! 😻 10mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 10mo
LeahBergen The two Christmas Grinches. 🤣🤣 10mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! 😻😻😻 10mo
DieAReader 😻🕯️♥️ 10mo
dabbe How about a catnip tree? 😃 10mo
rubyslippersreads @MallenNC @Andrew65 @LeahBergen I‘ve also seen pictures of Christmas trees being hung upside-down from the ceiling to keep them away from cats. 😹 10mo
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads That‘s extreme 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe The cats would enjoy that, but I‘m not sure I‘d survive their drug-fueled antics. 😹😹😹 10mo
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The Cat That Climbed the Christmas Tree | Golden Books, Susanne Santoro Whayne
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This is the reason I don‘t have a Christmas tree. 😹🎄

#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge #WinterReadathon

DieAReader OMFG! I almost fell off my chair when I saw this🤣🤣🤣 Can you imagine that at ur place @GHABI4ROSES 😂😂😈 10mo
Andrew65 😂😂😂 Yes cats and Christmas trees often don‘t go together! The cat sat there looking oh so innocent. 🎄🎄🎄🐈 10mo
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 So true!!! 10mo
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RowReads1 True! We haven‘t had one in years for this reason, while having at least part Bengal and Maine coon. 🙈🙈🙈🎄 10mo
julesG 😂😂😂 10mo
keys_on_fire That is phenomenal!! 😂😂 10mo
Tamra 😂 Perfect! 10mo
quietjenn this is genius
bnp Reminds me of my mom putting the tree in the platform when there were 3 crawlers/toddlers and one 5 yes old 10mo
bnp I meant playpen 10mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
Sleepswithbooks I‘m dying laughing 🤣 😂 Your tree is in jail!!! 10mo
batsy 😂😂😂 10mo
TheBookHippie 😂😂😂😂😂😂 10mo
Ruthiella 😹😹😹 10mo
PaperbackPirate 😹 10mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 10mo
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Thalia | Frances Faviell
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We were fooled into thinking Claude was the creepy one, when it was Thalia all along. But at the same time, I felt sorry for her.

I‘m wondering if the head on the right side of this photo is the “sandstone “ Nefertiti mentioned in the book? (Akhenaten is on the left.)

#FurrowedMiddlebrowClub ⬇️

Ruthiella Totally! 😂 But really both needed better parents!!!! 10mo
jlhammar I also felt sorry for Thalia. She was a tad intense. Cool to see that Nefertiti sandstone! 10mo
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rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella And Rachel needed a better father. 10mo
Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Yes! Bad parenting all around! 10mo
quietjenn Yes, to that bad parenting comments. And good find! I did look up pictures, but didn't think to look for the specific sculptures. 10mo
LeahBergen Eek, yes! 10mo
batsy Agree that they needed better parents! I had that exact thought about Rachel's father. Love seeing the sculptures... 10mo
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Thalia | Frances Faviell
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Ruthiella Thanks for the tip! 👍 11mo
LeahBergen I started it yesterday and I‘m loving it! 11mo
willaful Woo hoo, thank you!
Cathythoughts That‘s a great free deal ♥️ 11mo
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Godzilla Likes to Roar | Kerry Milliron
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Happy Godzilla Day to those who celebrate. I‘m including Gorgo because I 💚 him (and his mom) even more than #Godzilla. 😄

LeahBergen I‘ve never heard of Gorgo! 11mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen It‘s a childhood favorite, because of the ending. 😊 11mo
AmyG I grew up watching Godzilla. I was a fan of Mothra. 11mo
mrp27 Oh gosh I loved Godzilla when I was kid, enjoyed watching it with my grandpa. 11mo
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Betsy-Tacy Treasury | Maud Hart Lovelace
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For anyone who hasn‘t yet discovered the #BetsyTacy books, this treasury featuring the first four is a #KindleDeal for $1.99 today. “Downtown” is my personal favorite. 😊 #kindle #ebook

AnnR Thank you for posting this! The original publication dates would also work well for the #192025 challenge. 🙂 11mo
LeahBergen 👏👏👏 11mo
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Happy Halloween to all who celebrate! 🎃🧹🍫

LeahBergen Happy Halloween! 🖤 11mo
AnnR Happy Halloween! 👾 11mo
mrp27 🎃👻🍭 11mo
UwannaPublishme Right back at ya! 🎃🎃🎃 11mo
UwannaPublishme I just heard that there‘s a Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN! 👠👠How cool! I had no idea. 11mo
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Wishing @LeahBergen the happiest of birthdays! Have a lovely day, dear friend! 🎂

Deblovestoread Happy birthday 🎈🎂🎈 @LeahBergen 11mo
LeahBergen Thanks so much! 😘😘😘 And what a beautiful graphic! ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
LeahBergen @Deblovestoread Thank you! 😘 11mo
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jlhammar @LeahBergen Happy Birthday, Leah! 11mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Thank you! 😘 11mo
kspenmoll Love this! Happy Birthday @LeahBergen may you be showered with books & more!!!💕💕 11mo
mabell Happy Birthday @LeahBergen ! 🎉🎂❤️ 11mo
Megabooks Happy birthday @LeahBergen !! 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday Leah ♥️🎂 11mo
LeahBergen @kspenmoll @mabell @Megabooks @Cathythoughts Thank you all so much! 😘😘😘😘 11mo
Gissy Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈 11mo
fredamans Happy birthday! 11mo
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A Vow of Silence | Veronica Black
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MicheleinPhilly Nuns AND a mystery series together? SOLD! 11mo
mabell Worth a try! Thanks for posting! 11mo
jlhammar It totally qualifies! I actually don't have an e-reader. I suppose I should get one someday for deals like this! 11mo
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UwannaPublishme What fun! Thx for the heads up! 11mo
rubyslippersreads @jlhammar You can put the Kindle app on your phone or tablet. 😊 11mo
LeahBergen Cool! 11mo
EvieBee Yaaas! Thanks you!!! 11mo
quietjenn Mystery solving + mind is a great combination 11mo
Aimeesue Ooooh! Thanks! 11mo
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tip! 🙌🏼 11mo
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Halloween Kitty | Salina Yoon
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I might not survive Halloween if this terrifying event befalls my household! 🙀🎃 #FearfulFall #HappyHorror

Cinfhen 😹😹😹😹 11mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 11mo
BarbaraBB Ha! ❤️🧡🤎 11mo
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rockpools 🙀 11mo
Love_Books_a_Latte 🙀😼😾 What is a cat tantrum? A Hissy Fit 😸 Let me play a song its called..theres no food in my bowl 😺 11mo
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I had mixed feelings about this book. I could have lived without the rats and maggots! I liked the way the new labor laws turned the manor from “upstairs/downstairs“ into something that was somewhat more manageable and fair to all concerned.


@quietjenn, @Jess_Read_This @Kimzey @erzascarletbookgasm @catebutler @CarolynM @LeahBergen @batsy @Tamra @Cathythoughts @jlhammar @Ruthiella @Sparklemn @MrsK
@elkeOriginal @MrsK

jlhammar 🤣Yeah, she really gave us the good with the bad. I don‘t think I‘ll be forgetting either of those disturbing scenes anytime soon! 12mo
Ruthiella Maggots and rats and pigs, oh my! She definitely showed some of the less pleasant aspects of country life! 😱 12mo
LeahBergen I like your pig and mushroom accents for this review! 😆👏👏 12mo
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quietjenn 💜🐷 12mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen In honor of your “catchup” recipe. 😆 12mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I know—it could put me off bacon for life. 🤢 12mo
Tamra I did too. Yes, who can forget the pigs & rats! 😵 12mo
rubyslippersreads @Tamra I decided to refrain from adding a rat to my photo. 😂 12mo
batsy I know it's super gross, but I appreciated the rats and maggots for very systemically ruining all my romantic notions of country life, farming, etc. 🤣 12mo
batsy Love the lil 🐖 😆 12mo
Cathythoughts Oh no !! I havnt read that far into it yet, but I‘m not looking forward to meeting those characters…. Old houses can be scary in many ways 😬 12mo
rubyslippersreads Sorry for the spoilers. Although in the case of the vermin, I was glad someone had warned me. 😳 12mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy You‘re right. I can cross “move to lavish country manor” off my bucket list. 😂 12mo
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I‘m not suggesting you have to choose. 🤣📚🍸 #ThinkPositiveBePositive

Bette 🤣 12mo
Ruthiella 😂👍 12mo
LeahBergen 👏👏👏 12mo
batsy Nice! 😆 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🙌🏻 12mo
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Our Rainbow Queen | Sali Hughes
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I can‘t believe she‘s gone. 💔 #queenelizabeth #overtherainbow

LiseWorks Me too! 💔 13mo
Dragon RIP😢❤️ 13mo
LeahBergen This photo made me cry today. 😭 13mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I‘ve been crying off and on all day. 😢 13mo
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Melanie is getting through #childbirth with her usual #grace and the distraction of a good book.

Meanwhile, Scarlett is fervently wishing for the #breakdown of Melanie and Ashley‘s #marriage.

#multitasking #IndelibleMoments

robinb 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 13mo
Susanita Nice triple play! 13mo
Eggs Well played !👏🏻!👏🏻! 13mo
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