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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
Now a major motion picture from the Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in LoveI Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"--and the heart of the reader--in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.
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effani
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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This book is a delight. Cassandra's narrative voice is strong and distinctive but never annoying, which is an impressive thing to pull off. Beautifully written and observant.

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effani
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith

This book contains some American characters who remark on things they find interesting/different about England. And yet as of 76% they haven't remarked on the thing I think I would have the hardest time with if I were transported back to 1930s England: pre-decimal currency.

A pound is 20 shillings and a guinea is 21 shillings and they just use both? I guess I would get better at mental arithmetic, or else just never know how much anything cost.

effani I'm aware there are historical reasons for it, but still, it didn't have to be like that. 7d
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veritysalter
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#GratefulReads - Day One - #LookingForwardToReading I have a more modest pile for November, as it‘s a month full of birthdays in our house.

kezzlou85 Love the Read more books sign. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡🧡 1mo
emmaturi The Familiars is very good 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Love the sign! 📚 1mo
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irrelevance10
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This book was remarkably heartwarming and funny. It was such a joy to read. I would describe it as Austen-esque with a dose of realism. I really dug it.

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ManyWordsLater
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I loved this book. It was safe writing and the story kept you guessing a little. And just.... soothing....

Tamra It‘s a beloved favorite. 3mo
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MeganAnn
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#7covers#7days #coverlove #covercrush Day 3

@monalyisha it‘s your fault I own this book so I felt obligated to tag you 😉 If you feel like playing along, post a book cover you love each day for 7 days with no explanation.

Also, I‘m really bad at the no explanation part.... 🤷‍♀️😆❤️

monalyisha Guilty & proud of it! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love this book and this edition is gorgeous! 3mo
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm such a great book and I had to buy THIS edition because of the cover! ❤️ 3mo
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GatheringBooks
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jillrhudy
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BookwormM One of my favourite books ever 👍😃 3mo
LauraJ I love that cover too! 3mo
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Tanisha_A
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Thanks for tagging me, @sudi! 🥰
1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (it's super on my list and yet 😶)
2. Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice
3. I don't have a concrete number but gosh, so many!
4. Scenes from a Writer's Life, by Ruskin Bond. Very good!
5. Anyone who hasn't participated yet! 👋

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

LeahBergen Aww. I Capture the Castle is a delight. I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
sudi It's quite embarrassing but i've never read Ruskin Bond 🙈, i used to love reading his column in Times but never got a chance to read the books. But i'll definitely try reading it in the future 😊 4mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌺🌺 4mo
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Tanisha_A @LeahBergen Yess. I want to get to it asap (like every other book I want to read). 💙 3mo
Tanisha_A @sudi No time is late to start a new author (I think we'll have to make peace here, the TBR 🤯). You have a bunch of stories to enjoy ahead. 💚 3mo
Tanisha_A @Eggs Thank you for creating these fun questions. After this, i should definitely pick up 'I Capture the Castle'. 😊 3mo
Eggs 💗🥰💗 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“When I read a book, I put in all the #imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it..”

I loved this book!

#LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do that!!! 💕💕 4mo
Sapphire Love that Painting 4mo
Cathythoughts Love the painting too ♥️ 4mo
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Balibee146
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Bailed on this a couple of years ago when I tried to read it during a bad mood spell.... Here's hoping its a better fit this time.....
#currentlyreading

BookwormM Hope you enjoy it this time it is one of my favourites 5mo
emilyhaldi Love this book 💙 5mo
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Schlinkles
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This is my boss‘s favorite book and since I‘m finally reading it, she‘ll finally read The Night Circus. Seems a fair trade.

suvata Love that book so much 5mo
Emilymdxn Love this book! 5mo
rubyslippersreads Two of my favorite books! 😊 5mo
Tamra So much adoration for the book. It should have been the antithesis of a 5 star read for me, but it was a classic in every wonderful sense of the word. 5mo
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Tanisha_A
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Lots of castle titles on my list, i especially want to read - 1. I Capture the Castle by Smith 2. We have always lived in the Castle by Jackson 3. The Blue Castle by Montgomery

#CastleontheHill Love this song!
#WanderingJune
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

📷: Chateau De Chillon, Switzerland, from Euro trip in 2018

Nerdfins I read I Capture the Castle after being drawn by the pretty hardcover I found at Barnes and Noble. Great book! 6mo
CaroPi I really like the Gothic atmosphere of 6mo
batsy All of these castle books are so good! 💜🏰 6mo
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StayCurious Great picture! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 💗💗 6mo
readordierachel Lovely picture! I really want to read I Capture the Castle as well! 6mo
KarenUK Read the first two, and LOVED both! 💕 6mo
Tanisha_A @KarenUK I have heard only nice things! Looking forward. 😀 6mo
Tanisha_A Thanks @readordierachel! 😀 @ephemeralwaltz and I plan to do a buddy read of that one. Should we do it in July sometime? 6mo
Tanisha_A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious Thank you! It's beautiful! 6mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yesss, I need a good read-a-cation. 😆 6mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi Yep, that's what entices me to it. 😀 6mo
Tanisha_A @Nerdfins Ooh, that's a keeper I think! I am so reading this book soon. 6mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A that would be great! Whatever works! Do you feel like joining along @readordierachel ? 6mo
readordierachel @ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A Yes! That would be great! 6mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Awesome then! Let's start in July 1st week or so, i'll post a schedule for us. 😀 6mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz 🖕 Hope that works! 6mo
ephemeralwaltz Thank you yess!!! 6mo
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CarolynM
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BarbaraBB My choice too. Lovely book! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, you have the Folio edition 😍❤️ 6mo
JennyM ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
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batsy Perfect 💜 6mo
gradcat Yaaasss! 👍♥️ 6mo
readordierachel What a lovely illustration! 6mo
CarolynM @Alex100 Because your account is set to private you have to OK me following you. I look forward to seeing your posts🙂 6mo
CarolynM @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM @batsy @gradcat @readordierachel I kind of thought the book is such an obvious response to the prompt that everyone would choose it. That's why I went for a photo of the illustration. 6mo
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monalyisha
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Met my walking goal for the #bookfitnesschallenge! Today‘s location: Bancroft Tower, built in 1900.

I‘m so happy that my hometown‘s on the upswing. My whole life, everyone‘s given Worcester a lot of guff — but it‘s honestly a beautiful city, full of character & some of the best people I‘ve ever met.

I also ran into the most Massachusetts tree I‘ve ever seen in my life. 🙈🙄😳

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And it looks like you have a lot of lovely places to walk. 👍🏻 7mo
TheSpineView Great way to start! 7mo
Marina_h Well done and nice walk 😊 7mo
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DaveGreen7777 Go, Alyisha, go! You rock! 😀 🏃‍♀️💪 7mo
RachelO Fun photos! 👍 7mo
Laughterhp Great job! What a cool place for walking! 7mo
BookwormAHN It looks lovely there, nice job 👏🏻 7mo
DivineDiana Cheers! Love the photos! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👍🏻 7mo
nu-bibliophile That's beautiful 7mo
guinsgirlreads So cool! 7mo
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EmilieGR
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE | DOROTHY GLADYS SMITH
Pickpick

Beautiful book- memorable and enjoyable

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BiblioLitten
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Jane with a touch of Charlotte would be nice. Or as the endearing narrator says, “Fifty per cent each way would be perfect.” 😊💕

#currentlyreading

rretzler I loved that book! 8mo
batsy Yes, that math checks out for me too! 😁💕 8mo
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BiblioLitten
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Blame.It.On. @batsy 👆🏻💕
#currentread

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this one too! Enjoy. 8mo
batsy Yay! I hope you enjoy 💜 That's a lovely illustration/cover 😍 8mo
LeahBergen So.Good. ❤️❤️ 8mo
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Tanisha_A I still haven't read it. Sitting on my shelf since forever! Enjoy, you! 😃 8mo
BarbaraJean I LOVE this one—enjoy!! And such a gorgeous cover! 8mo
JennyM It‘s a goodie ♥️ 8mo
catebutler One of my all time favourites - enjoy! 8mo
Lcsmcat That‘s a cover I‘ve not seen before. Pretty ! 8mo
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BornReadChicago
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Mehso-so

I am glad I finally checked it off my list, but I didn‘t love it like I hoped I would. It was a sweet and a lovely little story, but the comparisons to Anne of Green Gables fall FAR short in my opinion. I definitely see the similarities in the protagonists, but the language didn‘t wow me and I maybe laughed aloud once or twice, unlike being inside the head of Ann Shirley. Alas, comparison is the thief of joy and I shouldn‘t have gone in that way..

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

I feel like a grouch, but Cassandra didn‘t charm me and neither did any of the other characters with the exception of Stephen and miss marcy. Cassandra‘s family lives in a falling apart castle and have no money due to her father‘s writer‘s block. They are hopeful one sister will marry into wealth to rescue them. Some beautiful scenes but overall not for me. #unpopularopinion (pic from our local library where I finished this one up)

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Blaire
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This is a total #blameitonlitsy read. Hadn‘t heard of it before all the litsy love. Embracing my Canadian roots this afternoon and drinking coffee outside because it is sunny and the thermometer is in positive territory. Definitely the only person here that thinks temp in the high 30s Fahrenheit is good outdoor weather. #bookanddrink #bookandeat

Tamra I agree with you the 30s feel great and that is a lovely read! 11mo
Blaire @Tamra ❄️ I love a sunny day with a nice chill in the air. 11mo
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Caroline2
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It took me a lot longer to read this book than I intended but I‘ve been really ill with a kidney infection! But what a charming read it was! I‘m still not sure about the ending but I really enjoyed spending time with these characters in their castle! #newyearwhodis @Reviewsbylola @monalyisha

catebutler This is one of my all time favourite books! I‘m so happy you read and enjoyed it!! 11mo
BarbaraBB Great cover! 11mo
eraderneely Hopefully you‘re finally on the mend? 11mo
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Cinfhen Oh no!!! Hope you‘re feeling better 11mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you are better! 11mo
kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better !💕 11mo
Crazeedi Glad to hear you are recovering 11mo
dariazeoli Hope you‘re feeling better! 11mo
jmtrivera Oof, feel better soon! 11mo
Caroline2 @catebutler @eraderneely @Cinfhen @Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll @Crazeedi @jmtrivera feeling much better today thanks guys! Thank god for antibiotics eh!!! 😬🤗 💖 11mo
monalyisha Fingers crossed for speedy healing! 🤞🏻 Glad you enjoyed this book — it‘s one of my all-time faves! 11mo
Reviewsbylola I just love your edition so much! Feel better! 11mo
tracey38 Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Hope it just gets better from here! 11mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 11mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Thanks! Yes, it is such a charming classic! 11mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola Thanks! It‘s a Vintage Classics edition! 😉 11mo
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Ednonippon
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith

So I started reading this yesterday, and I admit, I did not expectuch. But so far, this is lovely! 😸👸

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ravenlee
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Oh, Book Outlet, you make me do bad things. Three on the left (one is off the side) are for my daughter, and the rest are for me! At least five are #blameitonLitsy picks.

I had to do some creative shelf work to make these fit (more or less) - at least enough that my husband won‘t notice. Now I just need more time to read!

#bookhaul

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Mommamanzi
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I may have done a bad thing (or 21) on Boxing Day .... thanks #bookoutlet #firstbookhaulof2019

Melissa_J You‘re in good company 😂 11mo
EH2018 Just got mine in too..had to hide em from the bf...was such a good deal tho! 😎 11mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I missed the sale by two hours. 11mo
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Cailey_Mac Nice haul! No judgment here 😅🙌🏼📚📚📚 11mo
tpixie Great #bookhaul 11mo
Avanders Ooooh 😍😍 11mo
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Ms_T
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Pickpick

This is one of those books that has a wonderful charm about it. It reads very much like a Jane Austen novel but much simpler and concise. There‘s an eccentricity to the characters which is endearing yet never tiresome - Topaz is a particularly colourful character! Top this all off with perfect plummy narration from Jenny Agutter and this book is a winner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KarenUK Love this book! The audio sounds great! Could be time for a re-read... 💕 12mo
Ms_T @KarenUK Do it! 12mo
batsy Aah, this book 💜 12mo
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Ms_T @batsy Indeed 😍 12mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 12mo
Ms_T @rohit-sawant Thank you 😊 12mo
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CBee
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Thank you, @rubyslippersreads 🧡❤️🧡❤️ I look forward to reading this! Happy holidays to you 😊
#kindlitsy

Trashcanman What it is!? 12mo
CBee @Trashcanman 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
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Insightsintobooks
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Thank you so much @rubyslippersreads !! I can't wait to read it, it sounds good. I'll return the favor when I can.

#kindlitsy
@kindlitsy

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Insightsintobooks
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I've heard good things about this.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

coffeenebula It‘s wonderful - enjoy! 12mo
Insightsintobooks @coffeenebula I don't have it yet, my book fund for the month is spent, I was thinking others would like to know about it though. 12mo
rubyslippersreads @Insightsintobooks Check your email. 😊 #kindlitsy 12mo
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Caroline2
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Ekkk! It‘s here @Reviewsbylola so I‘m getting ready for #newyearswhodis in January! 👍🏻

batsy 😍 12mo
Beatlefan129 I‘ve never seen that cover before—it‘s so pretty! 12mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t eaither @Beatlefan129 I like it! 12mo
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Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. ❤️ 12mo
monalyisha So excited for you! Friends told me to read this for years & when I finally did, I couldn‘t imagine why I‘d put it off for so long! 😍💖🏰 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely edition 👍 12mo
Tanisha_A Wow! That edition! 😍 12mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read it for ages now so I can‘t wait to get started! 👍🏻 12mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Oh good to know! 😉 👍🏻 12mo
Caroline2 @batsy @Beatlefan129 @erzascarletbookgasm @Tanisha_A it‘s lovely isn‘t it! eBay - Vintage Classics! 👍🏻 12mo
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Literary_Siren
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Thank you for this book! I‘ve been wanting to read this for forever! I‘ve sent yours to you! #KindLitsy

erinreads Read this for the first time this year and I loved it! 12mo
Joyfulmimi I loved this book 12mo
Moray_Reads Oh, it's wonderful! 12mo
BookishClaire I‘ve been wanting to read this for years too! 12mo
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Tanisha_A
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Next in line. The cover has a quote from J.K. Rowling - "This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met".
I am excited. ?

LeahBergen It‘s soooo good! 12mo
batsy Oooh, enjoy 💛 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Tanisha_A . reordered your books from book depository. Please let me know if they come. @LazyDays book depository is sending replacements for the two that did not arrive. 12mo
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Emilymdxn This was one of my favourite books when I was younger! 12mo
Tamra So absorbing! 12mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely cover! I have this one on my shelf waiting too! 12mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz It is still waiting for me to be read. Have you read it yet? If not, would you like to do a buddy read? 8mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A still waiting too! I've been wanting to pick it up recently so a buddy read sounds great to me!!! 8mo
Tanisha_A Great! Let's do it sometime in May, maybe mid-May? 8mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Or even 1st week of May? Whatever suits! 8mo
ephemeralwaltz I think mid-May will work better for me! But we can choose a final date in a couple of weeks if that works :) 8mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Awesome! Mid-May sounds great. And sure! Yay, to capturing the castle. 😀 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pickpick

I know not how to capture in words the beauty of this charming novel. I love the evocative descriptions and most of all, Cassandra‘s voice, which is honest, and funny. I love reading her ponderings as she records everything in her journal. And what an array of quirky characters the household is. I wish I‘ve read this as an adolescent, and I can see why it has an enduring appeal.

erzascarletbookgasm Now to find a pretty edition of this book, which has joined my newly-discovered-favourites.
#neverjudgeabookbyitscover #litsyclassics #i
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BarbaraBB Lol, your cover is horrible indeed 😂 12mo
batsy Yay, so glad you liked it! 💚 And I've never seen this cover 😆 There needs to be many more pretty editions of this classic. 12mo
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Autumnscribe I will have to find a copy of this. I did not know it was a book, I have I my seen the movie 12mo
Kimberlone @batsy this must be the movie tie-in cover 12mo
Ruthiella @batsy I would totally buy a pretty hardcover edition of this book to replace my paperback! Publishers, are you listening? 😀 12mo
Kalalalatja @Ruthiella @batsy there is a really pretty, yellow hardcover edition, which I own. I just can‘t remember the publishers at the moment, and I‘m too lazy to get up and check 😅 12mo
batsy @Kalalalatja @Ruthiella I've seen that one; it's pretty! I just want a whole array of pretty covers to choose from, for such a gem of a book #greedyhands 😆 12mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @Ruthiella #FolioSociety has a really pretty edition (and you can find reasonably priced secondhand copies of it online 👍🏻). 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja I‘ve seen that cover, very pretty indeed. The Folio Society edition is very gorgeous! @LeahBergen but but 💷..price not really reasonable after currency conversion ☹️ 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I know what you mean, Cassandra!

#currentread

TheWordJar Living the book...that‘s exactly how I read! 12mo
DivineDiana @TheWordJar I‘m with you! 🙂 12mo
batsy ❤️ 12mo
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Meglet
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Pickpick

The book club discussion was necessary for me to understand and appreciate some of the characters and to rate this a full pick. Prior to that, I was thoroughly disgusted with the father. The characters were fantastically developed, I LOVED the house (castle), and the comparisons of American and English mannerisms, language, and other quirks were some of my favorite parts. This might be a movie worth seeking out.

Tamra I loved the novel and the movie was ok. 12mo
Meglet @Tamra, so the movie might not be worth seeking out if it proves troublesome? The movie never measures up to the book, does it? 12mo
Tamra @Meglet if you can watch it for free via streaming or library, go for it! I enjoyed the novel better, only because you can only fit so much in. 😏 I watched it streaming - but I can‘t recall the channel - Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. 12mo
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erinreads
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I know there‘s still another full month of reading ahead for me, but I‘ve already started compiling my #18in2018 list! I had a lot of quality 5⭐️ reads this year that I‘m so thankful to have read. I love end of year ‘best of‘ lists and can‘t wait to see everyone‘s at the end of December!

KarenUK I‘ve been doing the same thing! 👍💕 13mo
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Balibee146
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I already own the unread book but the sample sounds great.... Love the soothing tones of Jenny Agutter. #audible #purchased #blameitonLitsy #£1.99

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Ms_T
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There‘s a lot of Litsy love for today‘s #Audible Daily Deal so I‘m treating myself. #Purchased

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag😘 I think I might be tempted myself! 📚📖 13mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 Yay! 13mo
britt_brooke It‘s a delightful read! 13mo
Ms_T @britt_brooke Can‘t wait! 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Pickpick

Cassandra Mortmain is such a vivid #creator—it made this story a joy to read. Living in a crumbling castle in 1934, 17 year old Cassandra keeps a journal as she tries to wrestle with upheaval in her family. Excellently written and I believe it will lead to a great discussion at our book club Thursday night!

#nofemmeber

Cinfhen Nice pick for prompt and family book club 😊 13mo
Melissa_J Such a pretty edition! 13mo
Billypar Great pick, and I love that you have a family book club! I find the idea of a single book that all of my family would finish, let alone enjoy, somewhat unlikely 😁 13mo
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batsy Fabulous pick. Cassandra 💛 13mo
Emilymdxn One of my fave books ever! 13mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 13mo
Centique So glad you liked it! I‘m such a fan since reading it a few months ago 😍 13mo
Cinfhen How did book club go??? Was it a hit??? 13mo
Reviewsbylola We had to cancel due to weather. 😖 @Cinfhen 13mo
Cinfhen Bummer!!! 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I just spent an hour in the bath and now I‘m hopping into bed with my book and some macaroons. A great end to a great Saturday. ??

I‘ll be dead honest though, as great as this book is, it‘s really difficult for me to not get #lost into the rabbit hole of drama going on between Larissa and Colt from 90 Day Fiancé rn. ??

#nofemmeber

JennyM Hope they were yummy 😋 13mo
Billypar Those look delicious! 🤤 Oh, and the book....another classic I need to read. 13mo
Cinfhen I think I just found my new binge watch 😁 sounds like crazy train & I love reality tv! 13mo
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Cinfhen Pretty photo💕 13mo
Kalalalatja I know the feeling, sometimes reality tv is just what you need 😉 13mo
mklong Haha! Glad I‘m not alone. 90 Day Fiancé is my most embarrassing guilty pleasure! 13mo
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emilyhaldi
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"Ah, but you're the insidious type - Jane Eyre with a touch of Becky Sharp. A thoroughly dangerous girl."

As a huge fan of Becky, I consider this to be an absolute compliment!

rubyslippersreads I‘m a Becky fan too! Have you read 13mo
emilyhaldi No I haven't heard of it!! @rubyslippersreads did you enjoy? Litsy rating is pretty bad but I'm stacking it anyways! 13mo
rubyslippersreads @emilyhaldi I haven‘t read it yet, but want to give it a try. 13mo
Moray_Reads I LOVE I Capture the Castle 13mo
Reviewsbylola Jumping in now! 🙈 13mo
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Mdargusch
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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I‘m enjoying a little diner action on my way to vote.

I love this book! I can‘t wait to pick it up and read it every chance I get. I‘ve decided I just love English writing in the early 1900‘s.

batsy One of my favourites ever 💛 13mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy One of my favorites too. 😊 13mo
Mdargusch I think it will be on of my favorites too @batsy and @rubyslippersreads ❤️🏰❤️ 13mo
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Reviewsbylola Hurry and finish so I can borrow. 😆 13mo
Mdargusch I‘m planning to finish today and give it to you tomorrow. 😁 @Reviewsbylola 13mo
LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads Me three! This is the book I‘ve bought the most copies of for gift-giving over the years. 13mo
emilyhaldi Loving this book. And wow! @batsy @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads such amazing endorsements!! ❤️ 13mo
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emilyhaldi
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Life has distracted me from reading lately but for good reason... We finally bought a house! 🤗 But it needs some work, so paint colors and light fixtures take up most of me brain space at the moment 🤪 Going to try and get started on this month's book club read while I wait for my test paint swatches to dry 🎨❣️🏡

Megabooks Yay for y‘all! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁😁 13mo
Jess Congrats on the new place! 13mo
MicheleinPhilly Congratulations! 13mo
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GripLitGrl Congratulations!!💖💖 13mo
DHill Congratulations! 13mo
cocomass Congrats! 🎉 🏡 🥂 13mo
JennyM Congrats. Awesome news! 13mo
C.Perone Congratulations!! When will the library be finished? 😁 13mo
Nerdfins Congrats! 13mo
saresmoore Yayayayayayay!!! Congratulations! Now show me paint swatches! Also, where are you sourcing your light fixtures?? 😅🥂🙌 13mo
rohit-sawant Congratulations! 🎉🎉 13mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 best wishes in your new home . 13mo
LeahBergen That‘s fantastic news!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations! 😘 13mo
Sarah83 Congrats 💖😊 13mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! Have fun decorating your new home 👏👏 13mo
Aimeesue Congratulations!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 13mo
TheLibrarian Congrats on the house!! 13mo
gradcat That‘s huge & no wonder you haven‘t had much time for reading! 13mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 13mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 13mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 13mo
CarolynM Congratulations! 13mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations, and may your home be happier than the Mortmain‘s! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats and best wishes in your new place. 13mo
batsy Congrats on the new place! 🏠 13mo
mrp27 Congrats! 13mo
emilyhaldi @C.Perone one of my concerns is where I am going to store my book collection 😅 working on some built-in bookshelves for the living room! 📚📚📚📚 13mo
emilyhaldi @saresmoore I recently discovered this little husband-and-wife-owned shop online https://pepe-carols.myshopify.com They have amazing light fixtures made in Hudson, NY. I might just choose one for every room 😍😍😍 let me know if you have any good sources as well!!! 13mo
emilyhaldi @Lcsmcat LOL!!! 13mo
saresmoore I love everything they have! 😍 I‘ve been eyeing the West Elm collection, which is eerily similar to what you found, but not nearly as special. I‘ll be starting more intensive research soon and let you know if I come across anything else. 13mo
BarbaraBB That is good news! Congratulations & enjoy! 😘 13mo
C.Perone @emilyhaldi Beautiful, love built-ins! 13mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to see the new paint neighbor!! 13mo
auntie_jenn congrats! welcome home 🏡 ❤️🏡 13mo
britt_brooke Such happy news - congratulations! 13mo
emilyhaldi Thank you!!! 😘😘 @britt_brooke 13mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, congrats!! 13mo
vivastory Great news. Congratulations! 13mo
UwannaPublishme Enjoy your new home! 🎉🍾 13mo
DivineDiana Cheers to your new abode! 👏🏻🎉👏🏻 13mo
IamIamIam Congrats to you!!! 13mo
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Lorinda45
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Ready to dive in!

Reviewsbylola I‘m waiting a week or two before I start! Beginning Bird Box tonight! (edited) 14mo
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Lorinda45
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LaLecture
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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When I posted so many quotes from this book you probably already guessed it: I really liked it ❤️. It‘s a sweet, yet never cheesy and also quite dramatic story with such a likeable, authentic and witty teenage protagonist. The focus is more on the characters, their development and relationships than on action and plot but I really enjoyed that as Cassandra, her family and the other characters are interesting and you wish them the very best.

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LaLecture
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Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can.

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LaLecture
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return - that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt that I had discovered a great truth.