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rubyslippersreads

Joined February 2016

Abibliophobe and ailurophile 😻📚
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Happy Alice in Wonderland Day! 🐇♠️♥️♣️♦️🫖

TheBookHippie Yay!!! 2w
IndoorDame 🎩🫖🐇🐰♥️♦️♠️♣️🍶🍰👗👑 2w
tpixie Fun! 2w
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
LeahBergen 🐰 !!! 2w
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Thanks for the tag, @DebinHawaii 😊

#5JoysFriday

DebinHawaii A fun list of joys! 💛💛💛 I love Laurie Colwin‘s writing! Neat to learn that she was a fan of a childhood favorite. 💛 Very cool on the Funko Pops! You‘ll have to post a pic. Thanks for joining in & helping spread the joy! 🤗 3w
Deblovestoread I just saw the OZ pops and am in love! 😍 3w
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Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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As someone whose middle name is Claire, this hits a little too close to home. 🤣

(From TheScribblerCMB on Twitter.)

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3w
dabbe 😂😂😂 3w
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Clare-Dragonfly 😅😅😅😅 3w
UwannaPublishme Love this! 🤣 3w
BiblioLitten Guilty! 😂😂 3w
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DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Yay for AC & little free libraries! 🎉 Thanks for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 4w
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It looks like the newest Dean St. Press book is available for preorder, at least for Kindle and Kobo. #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

LeahBergen Ooo, I‘ve been wondering when it would show up! 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good too 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
quietjenn Ah, thanks for the heads up! 1mo
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CarolynM I need this book! Early nomination for next year‘s #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub? @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @quietjenn 1mo
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A free Jane Eyre-inspired mystery, and a 99¢ #JaneAdjacent Persuasion retelling. #kindledeal #ebookdeals

LeahBergen Cool! 1mo
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#5JoysFriday (a day late)

LeahBergen I love the thought of you tweezing Sadie‘s cat food! 🤣 1mo
PageShifter @LeahBergen same 😂🐾💜 1mo
DebinHawaii Sadie is a 👑 & deserves the royal treatment! 😻 A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 1mo
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I‘m a bit late, but thanks for tagging me, @DebinHawaii 😸

#5JoysFriday

DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Daiso is my happy place & I loved Remarkably Bright Creatures! 🐙 Thanks for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 Give Sadie & Nicky love & scritches from me! 🐱💛🐱 2mo
LeahBergen I don‘t know Daiso! 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, I think it might be like the Oomomo store we have here. 👍 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen You‘d love it. Lots of cute Japanese stationery items. Also cute household stuff, but I spend most of my time in the stationery aisles. 😄 2mo
CarolynM I would have included the Dean Street Press news in my 5 if I‘d remembered 🤦🏻‍♀️ Definitely a Joy of the week! 2mo
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Yes, KLS, your 200-year-old vampire boyfriend was why I watched! 🤣 (I still have my Josette‘s music box.)

I found it very touching that the author learned about DS from his wife and wanted to honor her with this book.

#hometoshadows

tpixie Pretty music box!!! Yes- very touching! 2mo
CatLass007 You have a music box that plays Josette‘s theme?!! I am so jealous. 2mo
rubyslippersreads @CatLass007 I actually don‘t know if it still works, but it‘s on display next to my Barnabas bobble head. 😁 2mo
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CatLass007 A Barnabas bobble head?!! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Great photo! I even have the Dark Shadows album. I played it constantly! Agreed! A very sweet tribute to the author‘s wife. @CatLass007 @tpixie 2mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme I have the DS CD, but my brother (a gramophone and vintage phonograph collector, thanks to Quentin), has our vinyl album. 2mo
rubyslippersreads @CatLass007 Mine is slightly different than this one, but this is where I got it: https://www.mpihomevideo.com/products/dark-shadows-barnabas-bobblehead-doll 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads My sister, also a fanatic fan like us, has the Barnabas bobble head! I think she has an action figure too. 2mo
UwannaPublishme I‘ve been savoring each chapter and falling a bit behind. Ed Gross is my favorite so far. I started listening to his podcast and his interview with Jonathan Frid! 2mo
UwannaPublishme And did Elizabeth Massie dare to call our Barnabas “too craggy and creepy? 🤭🧛🏻‍♂️😆 2mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme I‘m behind too. Hope to catch up this week. 2mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme That‘s awful! I remember an article that described him as having “a face like a garden trowel.” 😠 2mo
UwannaPublishme That‘s just wrong! 😤 2mo
UwannaPublishme Are you making progress on this read? I‘m almost finished…and reading this one made me order 2 more DS books: Dreams of the Dark and the Daybook. 🤦🏻‍♀️🦇 3w
rubyslippersreads I need to catch up. I have both Daybooks, but I‘ll wait for your review of Dreams of the Dark, since it‘s kind of pricey. 😁🦇 3w
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#5JoysFriday Thanks for the tag, @DebinHawaii 😽

BarbaraJean Yay! Stacking this Emily of New Moon book! 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, stacked! 2mo
Princess-Kingofkings I need to finish season 2 of Bridgerton. 2mo
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dabbe #sweetsadie 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Sace Hooray for clean bills of health! 2mo
DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Yay to Sadie 🎉🐈 & her clean bill of health! Thank you for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 2mo
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Any Littens with fond memories of Dark Shadows? @UwannaPublishme and I are starting a #buddyread of the tagged book, and we‘d be thrilled to have you join us for our journey back to Collinwood.

We‘re starting today with the Foreword by DS actress Kathryn Leigh Scott and Introduction by the author. A chapter a day after that, but please feel free to jump in at any time. 🦇

#hometoshadows #TheresNoPlaceLikeCollinwood

UwannaPublishme Yay! I‘m ready! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Perfect to have Kathryn Leigh Scott write the foreword! It‘s stirring up so many memories already! My cousin was one of the many fans who hung out outside the NY studio. She‘d call us and report the scoop. I was so jealous when she met Chris Jennings (the first werewolf). I thought he was so cute. I also love how Dan Curtis consulted the fans about a story arc. We did get so immersed in the details, didn‘t we? 2mo
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CatLass007 @UwannaPublishme I don‘t remember Chris Jennings. Hmm. I guess that sexy Quentin Collins played by David Selby erased him from my memory.🐺 2mo
UwannaPublishme @CatLass007 You‘ll have to Google the actor who played Chris (Don Briscoe) and see what you think. But I agree, Quentin is a hottie too. ☺️ 2mo
CatLass007 @UwannaPublishme I was looking at the IMDb pages for Dark Shadows and several of the actors. I discovered that David Selby is from my home state of West Virginia. And there was a story going around town that Jonathan Frid had moved to my hometown and opened an antique store. I have no idea if it was true. For some reason Mom didn‘t want to drive around town looking for him. 😁 2mo
CatLass007 @UwannaPublishme Okay, I just googled Jonathan Frid and there‘s no mention of his ownership of an antique store in West Virginia or anywhere else. Urban legend. 2mo
rubyslippersreads @CatLass007 @UwannaPublishme Quentin was very handsome, but I‘m always true to Barnabas. 😄 2mo
rubyslippersreads @CatLass007 @UwannaPublishme I never heard the antique store rumor. I‘m sure it would have been visited by fans if it were true. 2mo
UwannaPublishme @CatLass007 I‘ve read several DS books and attended quite a few DS conventions. Can‘t recall any mention of JS owning an antique store. I‘m sure it would have been mobbed as @rubyslippersreads said. 😊 2mo
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Am I the only one who thought the introduction comparing this to Agatha Christie was a bit much? I enjoyed it, but felt like I could see what was coming a mile away. It was much more Gothic romance to me than murder mystery. And Cynthia might be the dopiest Gothic heroine I‘ve ever encountered. 😂

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

Tamra 😆 dopey, yes! 2mo
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quietjenn Definitely not just you, with the intro. 2mo
Ruthiella Awesome photo and review! 😂😂😂 I did not read the introduction, but I am vicariously annoyed on Christie‘s behalf. (edited) 2mo
willaful @Ruthiella 😂 Also, Christie's characters, though very much types, have some *life* to them. These were such cardboard cutouts. 2mo
julieclair Spot! 🥹 And I didn‘t read the intro, but Christie?? Ummm…. that would be no. 😆 2mo
jlhammar Poor Spot 😢 Yes, agree with all of that! 2mo
batsy Haven't read it yet but I guess the intro writer went all in to sell this book to the reader 😁 2mo
CarolynM I skipped the introduction, but it sounds like it might be amusing. This one was nothing like any Agatha Christie I‘ve ever read. 2mo
LeahBergen They did Spot dirty in this book. He deserved better. 🤣🤣 2mo
Jess_Read_This Oh geez, I skipped the intro and am glad I missed that comparison. From what I‘ve read so far this no comparison at all. Not even in the remotest of possibilities is this novel comparable to a Christie mystery. 2mo
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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This quote made me think of a story my mom told me, about her aunt having a permanent wave (with one of these machines!) She was so thrilled with it, she couldn‘t stop brushing her hair, until she‘d brushed out all the wave. Maybe that would have worked for Freda.

I enjoyed the book, but all I can say is, not one character was better off for having known Mr. Knight. 😏

#PersephoneClub

Texreader 😂😂 2mo
LeahBergen Love it! 😆 2mo
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jlhammar Great story and images! Oh Freda. At least she didn‘t have to become a school teacher - the horror! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @jlhammar I think being married to Coggy would be more horrible. 😂 2mo
Tamra The perm was hilarious! Permanent??? 😂 2mo
UwannaPublishme Hilarious! 😂 I must show my mom these photos. She‘s been perming her hair for decades. 2mo
Aimeesue Oh, that poor silly child 😂 2mo
CarolynM Great photos! I don‘t think I‘d want to be attached to that contraption, no matter how fashionable it was to have waved hair! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM My mom told me another horror story about a salon that caught fire with all the customers hooked up to the machines! 🤯 2mo
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I‘m a bit late for #5JoysFriday (and #4 isn‘t true today, although it gives me the joy of an excuse to stay in and read. 😸)

Thanks for the tag, @DebinHawaii 😘

DebinHawaii A great & joyful list! 💛💛💛 And while sunny days are full of joy, I like the joy in a rainy day to read too! Thanks for joining in! 🤗 3mo
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Hoppy Easter to all who celebrate! 🐣🐇🌷

(Neither of these books is in the Litsy database, but the tagged book is part of the Billy Bunny series. 🐰)

Ruthiella Happy Easter to you! 🐰🐣🌷 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Easter 🐣 4mo
batsy The Bubbyboro cover is fab! 4mo
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LeahBergen Happy Easter! 🐰 4mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Easter! 4mo
Aimeesue Those are lovely! 4mo
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Anna and Her Daughters | D.E. Stevenson
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I enjoyed this, but like other Littens, I didn‘t really care for the direction the second half took. I loved Mrs. Millard, Margaret, and Miss Smith and her dolls. Val improved once he met Chairley. I thought it was odd that Anna almost completely disappeared from the story, even though her name is in the title.

But I sure didn‘t think Ronnie was the prize all the sisters thought he was. 😏

#FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

jlhammar Yes, agree completely! Fun to see the different covers. I hadn‘t seen the one on the left yet. 4mo
Ruthiella No, Ronnie was no prize! I would have preferred Jane finding a new love. Everything else could have happened. 4mo
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rubyslippersreads @jlhammar I think that cover kind of gives away the plot. 😏 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella It was like the author thought her readers would expect a “romantic” ending. 4mo
julieclair I agree about the cover giving away the plot. That always annoys me! 4mo
CarolynM You‘ve summed it up so well👏 4mo
batsy Was wondering about the vanishing of Anna, too 😆 And Ronnie is definitely no prize. Those covers are lovely! 4mo
LeahBergen Just how I felt! I was a bit over Ronnie by the end. 😆 4mo
Jess_Read_This @batsy @LeahBergen The allure of Ronnie was lost on my by the end too. He couldn‘t make up his mind on Helen. He is in the U.K. And sees Jane but it‘s a short visit and can‘t make the time to see his son, plus the way he treats the African staff was wrong. He is no prize. 4mo
Jess_Read_This @Ruthiella Agree!! I just wrote something similar. Too bad things didn‘t work out with Jane‘s American stargazer beau. 4mo
Ruthiella @Jess_Read_This So many romantic possibilities…all wasted! 😆 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella @Jess_Read_This And all because of Ronnie. ☹️ 4mo
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I ended up enjoying this, although I got a bit tired of Evelina‘s worshipful letters to her foster father. She was almost too good (and sometimes too naive) to be true . I also found the twist at the end pretty unbelievable.

I loathed Mme DuVal and the Branghtons. Captain Mirval was a jerk, but sometimes funny. Clement was a creep, and Lord Orville was, like Evelina, almost too good to be true. So I guess they were meant to be together. ⬇️

Deblovestoread What a beautiful edition 💜💚💜 4mo
rubyslippersreads ⬆️ I‘ve always wanted to read this book—thanks to @TheAromaOfBooks for organizing this group read.

Pictured is my mom‘s copy, published in 1904. I love the Hugh Thomson illustrations.
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TheBookHippie Beautiful copy!!! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oh what a fun edition!! Thank you for reading along with me!! I did overall enjoy this one, but definitely found the pacing to be uneven. The sections with Evelina's terrible relatives...!!!!! Way too long 😂 4mo
LeahBergen Beautiful edition! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, I love the illustrations! Thanks for sharing them! 4mo
batsy Beautiful edition! And your mum's copy 💖 4mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I don‘t know anything about this book except that it involves three favorite Litten authors, Jane Austen, Mrs. Gaskell, and Charlotte Brontë. And it‘s free for #Kindle today. #ebook #kindlefreebie

lil1inblue I'm intrigued! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
ElizaMarie Thanks for posting this. It sounds right up my alley. I just “bought“ it. 4mo
Deblovestoread This sounds fun! Thanks for sharing 💜 4mo
kspenmoll Thanks, checking this out now. 4mo
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Yours Ever, Sam Pig | Alison Uttley
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Happy National Pig Day! Here are a few books from my porcine collection. 🐷

TheBookHippie Awe!!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐖 📚❤️ 5mo
quietjenn 💕🐷💕 5mo
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LeahBergen Sam Pig! ❤️❤️ 5mo
Ruthiella Adorable 🐷❤️ 5mo
batsy Too cute!! 5mo
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I was gone all day yesterday and came home to find these lovely (and color-coordinated 😁) birthday gifts from @LeahBergen .

The Pangur Ban book is intriguing (the look on that cat‘s face!) And I‘ve been wanting the LMM Short stories for ages. What I love about both these books is that I can just dip in and out of them as the fancy strikes me. ⬇️

rubyslippersreads You know my addiction to stickers and washi tape. And that card is absolutely frameable. 😻

Thank you so much, dear friend and kindred spirit. 😘
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TrishB Awesome gifts 😘 5mo
jlhammar How wonderful. Hope you had a nice birthday! 5mo
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LeahBergen You‘re so welcome! You‘ll have to let me know what‘s making Pangur Ban look so nonplussed. 😆 The LMM stories seem very interesting; the forwards to each story describe how much she reuses certain plot devices and how some are based on her own life. I hope you had a wonderful day! 😘😘 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous gifts! 😍 5mo
batsy Lovely! 😍 That Pangur Ban book looks super fun 😀 5mo
Cathythoughts So lovely ! 🥰 5mo
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When Franny Stands Up | Eden Robins
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Here are my #ReadYourKindle books for February:

12 Selling Hope
14 Mrs. Narwhal‘s Diary
17 The Secret Keeper
18 When Franny Stands Up

I previously said I was going to read #12 first, but I‘ve decided to switch to #18 (the tagged book) instead, in an effort to kill two birds with one stone. 😄 #NetgalleyBacklog

#ReadYourEbooks #ReadYourNook

CBee Love the little peeking kitty graphic 😍 5mo
batsy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day 🎂🎁💐 5mo
quietjenn Happy birthday, dear friend! 🎉 5mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy @quietjenn Thank you so much! 😘 5mo
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Still Missing | Beth Richardson Gutcheon
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I don‘t know if I would have picked this book on my own, because the subject matter was so painful. But I absolutely raced through it, and would definitely try other books by this author.

#PersephoneClub

@quietjenn @Caryl @sisilia @CarolynM @daena @LeahBergen @elkeOriginal @Gissy @Aimeesue @Tamra @andrew61 @Cathythoughts @Karons1 @julieclair @willaful @jlhammar

Tamra Yes! I‘m curious about her other titles. It was certainly a fast paced, agonizing thriller. 5mo
Tamra Was this made into a film? I can see it working. 5mo
rubyslippersreads @Tamra Yes, I think back in the 80s. Unfortunately, I can only find it on Starz, which I don‘t have, or I‘d watch it. 5mo
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LeahBergen I was thinking the same thing about the subject matter. 😬 I‘ll be starting right after I finish my IRL bookclub pick (as I know I‘ll want to read it straight through)! 5mo
Cathythoughts Yes , I agree. It‘s a difficult read. But so good. I raced through as well.. must put up my review too. So well written 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts I want to try other books by her too. But I‘m finding it hard to get them.. 5mo
jlhammar Yes, so painful, but I‘m so impressed by the writing and completely gripped so far. Can‘t wait to get back to it this evening. I was also wishing I could watch the film, but I don‘t have Starz either. 5mo
elkeOriginal I remember the movie! When I read the book summary I immediately remembered it and had to look it up. Judd Hirsch as the detective. 5mo
Caryl I felt the same way! I was hesitant to give it a try, but I decided to trust Persephone Books -- and all of you! I'm very glad I read it. (I bet Judd Hirsch was a great Detective Menetti. And Stockard Channing as Jocelyn!) 5mo
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Here‘s my #readyourKindle list. Thanks for organizing this, @CBee 😸

#readyourebooks #readyournook

CBee You‘re welcome! Love your graphic 😊 6mo
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This freebie might be appropriate for #nunlit or for any Litten who wants to add even more to their #Kindle before the #readyourkindle challenge, hosted by @CBee

CBee You‘re enabling and I love it 😂😂 6mo
jlhammar Oooh, thank you! 6mo
Deblovestoread Sounds fun! I found the first two free with my audible membership as well. 🙌🏼 6mo
rubyslippersreads @Deblovestoread I just found the other two ebooks on Hoopla, along with all three audiobooks. 6mo
kspenmoll Got it! Thanks 6mo
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A Kindle of Kittens | Rumer Godden
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@CBee has a plan to help us conquer our #Kindle backlogs. See her page for more details.

CBee I LOVE the added graphics! 😊 Thanks for sharing! 6mo
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I hate to admit defeat, but I‘m giving up on #thebros. Sorry, #PemberLittens, but it‘s just not for me.

#hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 I love this. Not that you‘re leaving us for now, but that sign! I‘ll remove you from the tag list for #thebros 😘😘 6mo
monkeygirlsmama 😂😂😂 6mo
rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead I was lagging behind, and when I saw this sign, I figured it was—a sign! 😂 6mo
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BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 6mo
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣🤣 6mo
UwannaPublishme Too funny‘ 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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The Rescuers | Margery Sharp
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My Miss Bianca library (thanks to @BookieMary who collects this series, and is kind enough to pass on her copies when she upgrades). Now that I‘ve reread the first book, I want to read all of them. 🐭 #childrensclassicread2024

TheBookHippie So do I !!! 6mo
CatLass007 The cat and mouse are gorgeous. 6mo
merelybookish Beautiful stack! 6mo
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willaful Darling! 6mo
batsy Love this photo! 6mo
MaureenMc 🥰 6mo
LeahBergen So cute! 6mo
UwannaPublishme I didn‘t realize there were so many! 6mo
rubyslippersreads There are three more in the series—the tagged book, which I have as an ebook, and two more I don‘t own. 6mo
tpixie @rubyslippersreads what a great photo and incredible book collection! I love that Bernard has his own book! 📕 🐭 🧀 5mo
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Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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I have mixed feelings about this book. The story was interesting, and I wanted to find out what happened, but it was also sometimes almost unbearably raw and painful. That‘s the reason I gave it a So-So, rather than a pick, because there were multiple times I almost bailed.

Here‘s a photo of what seems to be the “modified habit” mentioned in the book. I can see why it would have been both a shock and a relief to wear it.

#nunlit

Librarybelle Thanks for the photo! 6mo
marleed I still remember when over a weekend the dress code for the order of nuns teaching at my grade school went from full habit to street clothes. One of the sisters arrived in a Hawaiian moo moo that had been gifted her after a family members vacation. It was shocking. I mean, I hadn‘t even considered they might have actual hair on their heads! 6mo
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rubyslippersreads @marleed Sounds like it was a shock for all concerned. 😳 6mo
Deblovestoread I understand your being close to bailing. It was definitely brutal in places. 6mo
quietjenn Certainly not the easiest book. But great picture! 6mo
jlhammar Yes, very raw. Great way to describe it. Love the photo! 6mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads @marleed That photo brings back so many memories. Love your comment about their hair! I remember questioning whether nuns ate meals like normal people, so one day our teacher/nuns invited us to lunch at the convent to see for ourselves! 😄 6mo
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Murder While You Work | Susan Scarlett
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As smart as Judy was, you‘d think she‘d have known better than to drink cocoa concocted by Clara. 😏

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

Tamra Bahahahaha I know right? I thought it was weird she wasn‘t more suspicious. 6mo
Aimeesue Right? I was yelling at my Kindle! “No, Judy! DONT DO IT!!” 😂 6mo
Ruthiella Yes! I thought the same. 😂 Seriously, I‘d have hightailed it out there after Mr. Jones! 6mo
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elkeOriginal AGREED. What a dingleberry 🤦🏼‍♀️ 6mo
quietjenn Yeah, I like Judy, but she was not the smartest. 6mo
Tamra Love the collage - very creative. 😁 6mo
LeahBergen Yeah, Judy. She‘s a DOG MURDERER for God‘s sake. 😆😆 6mo
batsy Exactly! What @Ruthiella said! 6mo
jlhammar Right? Love that original cover. 6mo
CarolynM Good point! 6mo
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My 2024 reading planner. The B is supposed to stand for Bridgerton, but since I‘m only a casual fan, I‘ve decided the B stands for books. 😄

(Quill pen courtesy of @CrowCAH.)

#readingplanner #readingjournal #happyplanner

CrowCAH Aww yay! 🥰 Yes the pen was from one of the Austen book challenges! 7mo
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My #firstlast #lastfirst books for 2023. The tagged book was also one of my #CloakAndDaggerChristmas picks.

Ruthiella Excellent work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 7mo
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Mollyanna Congrats 🥳🍾🥳 7mo
Ruthiella Great work. 👏👏👏 7mo
LeahBergen Nicely done! 👏👏 7mo
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batsy Whoo! 😻 7mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 7mo
Gissy Spectacular 🤩📚📚📚🥳🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 7mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! 🥳🙌🏻🙌🏻📚 7mo
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. And Happy Reading, which I know all Littens celebrate. 😄

Ruthiella Merry Christmas! 🎄 7mo
AnnR Meowy Holidays! 🎄🎅😺 7mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 7mo
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Leftcoastzen Meowy Christmas! 7mo
Gissy Merry Christmas 🎄 💚❤️💚 7mo
Tamra Merry Reading! 🎄 7mo
LeahBergen And to you! 😘😘 7mo
Mimi28 Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 and happy reading 📖 7mo
batsy Merry Reading to you as well! 😸📚🎄 7mo
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Children of Winter | Berlie Doherty
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What a lovely Christmas surprise from @LeahBergen !

You found me a book I‘ve never heard of, which I can‘t wait to read! And how did you know I‘ve been wanting to read The Armourer‘s House, and have been drooling over that Manderley Press edition? 😊 A bookmark, bookish card, and chocolate make for a perfect reading experience. Thank you so much!

P.S. I‘ll be saving that adorable kitty washi tape in my planner. 😸

Tamra Fabulous bookmark! 7mo
LeahBergen You‘re so welcome! I knew that you would like The Armourer‘s House when I recently read it. And when I bought Children in Winter (children‘s time slip! Plague!) well, it was calling your name, too. 😆 Merry Christmas! 😘 7mo
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Like others, I was reluctant to read this, but in spite of the constant feeling of dread, I couldn‘t put it down. I certainly can‘t understand the hold Patrick and Lewis held over women; they must have had some serious “rizz.” 🫤

Although not the Persephone cover, I found this one chilling.

#PersephoneClub

@quietjenn @sisilia @Carolyn @elkeOriginal @Gissy @Aimeesue @Tamra @andrew61 @Cathythoughts, @jlhammar @Karons1 @willaful @LeahBergen

Tamra I‘m full of foreboding & dread each time I open it, but that is a testament to the writing. 7mo
elkeOriginal I love that cover! So chilling. 7mo
elkeOriginal And that drawing of the perpetrators! 7mo
jlhammar Nice use of the word of the year 😂 Agree, hard to see their great allure. 7mo
LeahBergen Rizz, indeed! 😂😂 I totally fell down the Google rabbit hole after reading this book. 7mo
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I just finished watching this series for the first time (I know, I‘m late to the party). This cute little book perfectly captures the relationship between Lorelai and Rory, and the lovable quirkiness of Stars Hollow.

#GilmoreGirls #ReadLikeRory

LeahBergen I have never watched this series. 😮 7mo
curiouserandcurioser @rubyslippersreads love this series so much-a favorite for my daughter and I:) 7mo
rubyslippersreads @curiouserandcurioser I can‘t believe it took me this long to watch. And then yesterday, I found the entire DVD set in a thrift shop. The packaging is adorable. 7mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I think you‘d like it, especially the emphasis on Rory‘s voracious reading. 7mo
curiouserandcurioser @rubyslippersreads that is so wonderful and a great find!:) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do❤ 7mo
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Here are my picks, both about children, in a barn or in the Blitz.

Catalog links in the comments. #PersephoneClub

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CarolynM Another difficult decision! I vote for 8mo
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jlhammar I‘ll be thrilled to read either one, but I‘ll vote for 8mo
LeahBergen Gah, this is tough! Okay, I‘ll vote for 8mo
Tamra Such a pretty photo! 💙 (edited) 8mo
quietjenn I think I'll go with Children Who Lived in a Barn. 8mo
elkeOriginal Children in the Barn for me! Been meaning to read it for ages🙌🏻 (edited) 8mo
Aimeesue A hay box with a starring role in a book? Sign me up for 8mo
andrew61 My vote is Children who lived in a barn 7mo
LeahBergen ⭐️ And the winner with 7 votes is The Children Who Lived in a Barn! ⭐️ (edited) 7mo
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Here are my picks for #CloakAndDaggerChristmas 🔪🎄

1. Murder at an Irish Christmas - Carlene O‘Connor
2. The Cat Who Caught a Killer - L T Shearer
3. Tied Up in Tinsel - Ngaio Marsh
4. Mistletoe Malice - Kathleen Farrell
5. Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen - Sarah James
6. The Dinner Lady Detectives - Hannah Henry
7. Malice - Keigo Higashino
8. The Cold Kid Case - Rosalind Barden

Ruthiella Nice list! Most are new to me. I‘ve only ever read one novel by Ngaio Marsh and it was ages ago. I look forward to reading your reviews! 😃 8mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella It was fun hunting for my choices. I‘ve also only read one Ngaio Marsh, so we‘ll see if I like this one. 8mo
Aimeesue I love Tied Up in Tinsel - mostly because I love Alleyn as a character. Even when the mysteries ares,ight,y ridiculous. 8mo
batsy I read Tied Up in Tinsel ages ago and enjoyed it! I need to read these Ngaio Marsh books in order someday soon 😁 8mo
jlhammar Fun list! I really enjoyed Malice. 8mo
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Ten Thankful Turkeys | Angela Muse
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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! 🦃📚

Deblovestoread Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍁 8mo
Ruthiella Happy Thanksgiving 🦃! 8mo
LeahBergen Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️ 8mo
AnnR Happy day of gratitude. 🍁🧡🍂 8mo
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Absent in the Spring | Mary Westmacott
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We all know this would be the true horror for Littens!

This was my second reading, and I enjoyed it even more this time. It made me sad (and a bit annoyed) that Joan was never able to grow beyond Miss Gilbey‘s assessment of her.

#LMWBR #westmakittens
#MaryWestmacottBuddyRead

@ruthiella @KathyWheeler @quietjenn @Librarybelle @kspenmoll @BarbaraJean @peanutnine @Roary47 @willaful @batsy

batsy This book sounds lovely. I need to make time for the Westmacott novels at some point. I was planning on joining the buddy read but I can't seem to manage it at the moment. 8mo
CarolynM 😱😆 8mo
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Absent in the Spring | Mary Westmacott
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We all know this would be the true horror for Littens!

This was my second reading, and I enjoyed it even more this time. It made me sad (and a bit annoyed) that Joan was never able to grow beyond Miss Gilbey‘s assessment of her.

#LMWBR #westmakittens
#MaryWestmacottBuddyRead

@ruthiella @KathyWheeler @quietjenn @Librarybelle @kspenmoll @BarbaraJean @peanutnine @Roary47 @willaful @batsy

Ruthiella I thought of that too when reading! The horror to run out of things to read! 😱😆 8mo
willaful @Ruthiella .... it isn't because... we're hiding things in our brain we can't bear to face, right? Surely not! 😂 8mo
Ruthiella @willaful 😂😂😂 8mo
BarbaraJean 😂😂 I thought the same thing!! 8mo
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Babbacombe's | SUSAN. SCARLETT
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I loved Scissors and Keith Prowse, but of course, Nicky and Sadie‘s favorite character was Penny. 😹

We all loathed Dulcie, though.

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

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SheReadsAndWrites Oh my goodness - those faces!!! We have had weiner dogs for years and I miss them. 😊🐾❤️ 8mo
elkeOriginal Only hatred of Dulcie can bring dogs & cats together! 8mo
Tamra Loved to hate Dulcie! 😆 8mo
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Ruthiella Adorable! Were it not for Scissors, there would be no story. ❤️🐶 8mo
Aimeesue Awwww, sausage dog puppies! ❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen Love this! 😂 8mo
jlhammar This is great 😂 8mo
elkeOriginal @Ruthiella Good point that Scissors was THE most important character! 8mo
CarolynM Perfect review😸🐶 8mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella @elkeOriginal Maybe the book should have been titled Scissors, since he‘s much more important to the story than the department store. 8mo
elkeOriginal @rubyslippersreads Agreed! With a portrait of him on the cover 🐾 8mo
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My Name Is Barbra | Barbra Streisand
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This book is almost like Barbra talking to you. I loved this description of movie candy.

LeahBergen Love that! 8mo
dabbe I get to read it when my sister is done! Can't wait! 🤩 8mo
CarolynM Thank you for this. I‘d not heard of Good & Plenty before, now I‘ll know what Barbra is talking about when I read the book (it‘s on my Christmas list😆) 8mo
UwannaPublishme Oh, I‘m loving this audiobook too! And I bookmarked this quote! She does mention food so much that I get hungry whenever I‘m reading it. 😁 7mo
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Sadie wishes you all a very Happy Halloween. #catsoflitsy #didyoubringyourbroomstick #Halloween

AmyG Awwwwww 😻🧙🏻 9mo
LeahBergen Sadie! 😆 You look spooktacular! 9mo
mabell Great job Sadie! 9mo
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My favorite fictional spirit is Captain Gregg from the tagged book. I don‘t picture him as depicted on this vintage dust jacket, though. Rex Harrison and Edward Mulhare are more my taste in sea captains. 😄

#SundayFunday

dabbe I had the biggest crush on him after seeing this movie! 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
LeahBergen I do love that vintage cover, though! 9mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen So do I, especially the way it mirrors the film clip. But I always think Captain Gregg should have a beard. 9mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe Me too. I think I was about 10 the first time I saw the movie. 😄 9mo
BookmarkTavern Oh fun! Thanks for answering! 9mo
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Happy Birthday @LeahBergen 🎂🎂🎂

Have a wonderful day, dear friend. 😘

Aimeesue Happy happy birthday!🎉🎈🎉 9mo
jlhammar @LeahBergen Happy Birthday, Leah! 9mo
quietlycuriouskate Happy birthday, Leah! 🎂🎁📚 9mo
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youneverarrived Happy Birthday Leah ♥️♥️ 9mo
AmyG Happy Birthday, Leah! Have a wonderful day! 🎂🎉❤️🎈🎁 9mo
Ruthiella Happy birthday @LeahBergen ! 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
jdiehr Happy birthday! 9mo
Gissy Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂 @LeahBergen sending you positive thoughts that your wishes become real, accomplished and hoping that you have a splendid day and.....why not? 😄That you receive many gifts, specially books📚📚📚
🥰🍁🧡🤎💛🍂
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LeahBergen Aww, how pretty! Thank you, Peggy! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Thank you! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Thank you! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @quietlycuriouskate Thank you! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @youneverarrived Thank you! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @AmyG Thank you! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella Thank you! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @jdiehr Thanks! 😘😘 9mo
LeahBergen @Gissy Thanks so much! 😘😘 And yes to lots of books! 😆 9mo
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!! 🧁🥳📚 @LeahBergen 9mo
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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Now that I‘ve seen Doris, I can‘t help picturing her as Stephanie. And Lorenzo looks pretty crabby about what‘s happening to his pictures.

I enjoyed this, but my favorite part was Sir Harry‘s well-deserved punishment—being married to bossy Beatrix.

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

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Ruthiella Doris would make a perfect Stephanie du Plessis! I think someone like Lorenzo the Magnificent would be pleased with the ultimate outcome and want as many people as possible to admire him posthumously. 10mo
jlhammar Yes! Love the collage. Sir Harry getting his comeuppance the way he did was just perfect 😆 10mo
LeahBergen Haha! Yes, Harry had it coming! 10mo
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rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I‘m sure Lorenzo would be happy with the outcome, but not being stuffed in a trunk all those years and then being considered junk. 🤣 10mo
willaful The only problem with that punishment is that bossy Beatrix gets rewarded. 😂 10mo
quietjenn I was waiting the entire book for them both to get what they deserved. A life yoked together seems fitting all around! 10mo
rubyslippersreads @willaful True, but I dislike Sir Harry even more than Beatrix. 😄 10mo
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn It does. I think Mrs. Rose dodged a bullet. 😂 10mo
batsy He did have it coming! 😆 10mo
CarolynM Everyone got what they deserved😆 9mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Good point. 😂 9mo
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Two of my favorite books are on sale for #kindle today. #BetsyTacy #KindleDeal #ebook

MaureenMc I was intrigued by Mrs. Muir. I‘ll definitely pick it up now (I always trust your recommendations!). 10mo
mabell Oh perfect season to try the Ghost and Mrs. Muir! 10mo
rubyslippersreads @MaureenMc What a nice compliment. ☺️ After you‘ve read it, you might want to watch the movie with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. 10mo
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rubyslippersreads @mabell Tis the season! 👻 10mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads I've seen the movie TONS of times and love it! Is the book close in plot to the movie? 🤩 10mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe Yes and no. I love the book, but I think I love the movie even more. ❤️ 10mo
LeahBergen Two that you‘ve already made me buy in the past! 😆😆 10mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads That's unusual, isn't it? But hey, it's Tierney and Rexie! BTW, I had a huge crush on him after this movie, MY FAIR LADY, and even DR. DOLITTLE! 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe Did you know his nickname used to be “Sexy Rexy”? 🤣 10mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I‘m an enabler. 😹 10mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads No! Well, that makes me feel better, having my crush on a guy that was 60+ years old when I was 13! 🤩🤣😃 10mo
MaureenMc @rubyslippersreads I really should. I love Rex Harrison! (edited) 10mo
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Look what‘s on sale today, #PemberLittens 😊 #JaneAdjacent #kindle #KindleDeal

Librarybelle Thanks for posting this!!! 10mo
AnnR Thanks for posting this. I bought it, too. 10mo
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Some recent garage sale finds. #bookhaul

Ruthiella Hiram in particular looks adorable! 😻 11mo
quirkyreader Finding that bee book was a major score. 11mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 👏👏 11mo
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