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Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackerey
Reprint of the original, first published in 1848.
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Leftcoastzen
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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#Gratefulreads #classicyouenjoyed Becky Sharp, a character you love to hate to love.She was an orphan , but not without skills , she will crawl over everyone to get wealth,finery, and position including her meek friend Amelia.I remember loving this book , though it‘s been years since I‘ve read it.

rubyslippersreads I 💜 this book too. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I need to read this one! 2w
Tamra I don‘t know that I‘ve read this one. I will look for an audio version. 2w
BarbaraBB Still TBR 2w
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Tanisha_A
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"I have brains," Becky thought, "and almost all the rest of the world are fools."

Considered as one of the feistiest women in literature, this #girlgonewild is high up on my characters-to-read list.

#movember
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen This book is meant to be really good! I‘m not a fan of the older classics but thanks to Litsy I‘m broadening my reading 1mo
batsy It's on my TBR, too! (I need to find a way to make this sentence my automated Litsy response 😂) 1mo
Tanisha_A @batsy I will help you with that, it's much needed now. 😁 1mo
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Tanisha_A @Cinfhen And it's a tome too, at about 700-800 pages. True, Litsy has done wonders to my reading in multiple ways. 1mo
readordierachel This one's on my list too, but it's intimidating! 1mo
BarbaraBB And it‘s on my Tbr shelves too.. maybe we should do a buddy read! 1mo
Tanisha_A @Cinfhen @batsy @readordierachel @BarbaraBB I think a buddy read is a nice idea. ☺️ 1mo
Cinfhen You know I suffer from #PageCountPhobia right!?!??? 700-800 pages has me sweating 😓 😱 1mo
Tanisha_A @Cinfhen Hahahaha! We'll space it out like a big chunk of sky. 😁 1mo
Cinfhen That might work 😜 1mo
batsy @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen @readordierachel @BarbaraBB I'm always game for a buddy read :) But looking at its page count, maybe early next year? 😅 1mo
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rabbitprincess
Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero | William Makepeace Thackeray
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This took me a while to read and my interest ebbed and flowed, but overall I thought this a good read. Becky Sharp certainly lives up to her name, calculating the best advantage for herself.

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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 This was my pick too! 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackerey
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This is the first thing that came to mind but I‘m ashamed that I haven‘t read it yet! #fair
#letstravelaugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗📚💗 4mo
Leftcoastzen It is so good! Becky Sharp is an unforgettable character. 4mo
Blaire It‘s great! 4mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Thackeray promised a “novel without a hero“... but, I don't know, I kind of LIKED Becky Sharp! She was shrewd, manipulative, out for herself, but also witty, strategic, and her “fall from grace“ sounded like a LOT more fun than the miserable lives the rest of them ended up with! It's a long book - Thackeray got paid by the word, I think, and it shows... Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/vanity-fair-william-makepeace-thackeray/

theredshoes Oh, Becky's amazing. I love her! 4mo
emilyhaldi Becky rules ❤️ 4mo
Avanders Yes but.... Becky is no hero. She‘s a heroine. 😁😉 4mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins @emilyhaldi She certainly does!!! 👏 👏 👏 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Avanders Ha! True! 😉 🤓 4mo
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rabbitprincess
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Catching up on Serial Reader and hanging out with this lovebug! My parents are dog-sitting her 😍♥️ She is a golden doodle.
#DogsOfLitsy

monalyisha I love her. 5mo
Cathythoughts Nice lovebug 😍👍🏻 5mo
rabbitprincess @monalyisha We do too! I hope my parents will be able to give her back to her regular humans 😂 @Cathythoughts She is a sweetie! She likes to jump onto your lap and lick your face off 😂 5mo
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Tamra I want one! 😻 5mo
rabbitprincess @Tamra I think my parents do too 😁 5mo
Leftcoastzen She‘s beautiful! 5mo
rabbitprincess @Leftcoastzen Beautiful and most affectionate 😊♥️ 5mo
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Leftcoastzen
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1.Becky Sharp
2.❤️&😡
3.what she had in common with Scarlet O‘Hara, you kinda love her and hate her.Though Becky was an orphan,she had to fight to get anywhere.
Thanks @Eggs for the tag !I tag @batsy or anyone that wants play!

batsy Interesting pick. I've heard so much about Becky Sharp but have yet to read the book 😆 Thank you for the tag 💜 6mo
Eggs Thanks for the tag 🏷 6mo
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Oana7
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Mehso-so

I have just finished it and I must say I didn't like it so much. I didn't like Rebecca and I didn't like Amelia either.. Two different women who cross their path in this satirical novel of the English society in the 19th century... I read it because I had to and because I don't like leaving unfinished books. ⭐

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LouiseWalters
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Took a while to finish but it was definitely worth it. Story is still very relevant and characters relatable if not necessarily likeable. Amazing to think it‘s 170 years old!!!

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Oana7
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emz711
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I bought this gorgeous edition of Vanity Fair years ago and read it but... It's one of the books where I think the movie was better!

What #moviewasbetter for you?
#classic

hello to @Smrloomis @Lizzybennetgirl

Freespirit Maybe Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but only just😊 6mo
emz711 @Freespirit it's on my list! 6mo
Lizzybennetgirl I definitely liked the Gone With The Wind movie better than the book. The book is amazing, but I feel like the movie does a great job of bringing the book to life and condensing some tedious details. 6mo
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BooknerdsLife That edition is Gorgeous!!! 😍😍 I‘m drooling lol 😆 6mo
emz711 @BooknerdsLife I know right? I couldn't pass it up 6mo
Smrloomis I liked Divergent far better as a movie and also - I was surprised to find - I thought Black Klansman was better too! Sorry, Ron Stallworth. Not classics but I still really remember those! (edited) 6mo
emz711 @Smrloomis I never got into that series 6mo
Smrloomis @emz711 I enjoyed the first book, but not the rest. I think you should skip them and - gasp - watch the movies instead! 😆 (edited) 6mo
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Oana7
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RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are direct links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 6mo
Oana7 Thanks @RaimeyGallant for the welcoming and the tips!!! 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 6mo
Oana7 Thanks @Eggs 🙂🤗 6mo
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EmilieGR
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Becky is spunky and quite the amazing protagonist for the time

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TimSpalding
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Leafing through my father's heavily marked up copy of Vanity Fair—which I haven't read, a little bit of Greek jumps out at me. So odd to see now. I read that only one of George Eliot's books can be printed without Greek type. #randomthought #cataloging

Leftcoastzen You should read it , it is (so far) my favorite Victorian novel. 9mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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I went a thrifting today. My spoils 😊
Vintage editions of Arabian Nights and Vanity Fair
1970s edition of Watership Down
The Inhuman Condition is from the mid 80s
A hardcover edition of Queen of the Damned to replace my mass market PB edition

LibrarianJen I love Arabian Nights! 9mo
Pricel101 Watership Down made a huge impression on me as a young reader! 9mo
OrangeMooseReads @Pricel101 I‘ve never read it. 9mo
OrangeMooseReads @LibrarianJen I‘ve always wanted to read it and when you find a cool vintage edition for $1 you go for it. 9mo
LibrarianJen Haha! That‘s the perfect excuse to read it! What a find 😀 9mo
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gradcat
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Cinfhen Poor Warren Beatty ~ getting a bad rep from Carly 😂😉Still haven‘t read this book yet 😜 9mo
gradcat @Cinfhen You know, it was a long time ago—hopefully he‘s redeemed himself by now 😂 9mo
Cinfhen Really!!! 9mo
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julesG
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Obvious choice for #marchintothe70s #YoureSoVain

@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

#ShadowCat was watching himself in the mirror earlier but looked right at the camera when I angled it at him.
#catsoflitsy

Lizpixie I haven‘t actually read this yet. I have a long list of classics I need to read before my eyes give out!👀 9mo
Leftcoastzen You nailed it ! One of my favorite characters in all of literature! 9mo
Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏽 9mo
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Avanders
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Mehso-so

This is one of those books, I think, that you have to read at the right time of your life. This was not that time, for me. Though I thought the writing was good & Thackeray‘s commentary funny & at times poignant (+ timeless), the exposition & historical style, combined w a too-busy life (topped off w a very active (almost) 2 yo), meant it was a largely unenjoyable read for me—esp the 2nd half. Since I know it was good, it stands at ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me.

Avanders Ps — that‘s buggy, “chilling” with his own book 😂😂. Also — @AnneCecilie, I know you were considering this... would you like my copy? I‘m not keeping it... 9mo
AnneCecilie @Avanders So sweet of you to remember my interest in this book. I live in Norway, and if you want to send it, I‘d love to have it. I totally understand if the shipping is too much. 9mo
Avanders @AnneCecilie oh I didn‘t realize! (Or didn‘t remember 😉). Hmm let me check prices and see what I will do! Can you email me your address? Leathy18 at gmail. 😘 9mo
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mlzbthc
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Entertainment Weekly & Vanity Fair #magazinestack #day26 #riotgrams

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Avanders
Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero | William Makepeace Thackeray
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I finished Vanity Fair. finally. I can‘t say I enjoyed the 2nd half. But I‘m glad to have... finished it. 🤭

Treating myself w a couple questionnaires 😁
1. Yes, 15 yo calico cat named Kitty Bear
2. Pastries w a friend, Explora (so great) w buggy & various family members, household chores, church... read?
3. Knit, paint, road trips 😜 (& many others!)
4. Portland, Maine, Alaska
5. How many books are you reading now & which are you enjoying most?

Susanita I‘ve got four or five books going, and I think I‘m liking Lethal White the best. 9mo
Avanders @Susanita I really need to get to that series!! 9mo
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pdever Just 1 ... And it's the best The Givenness of Things, but also going to start Descender Vol 2 9mo
TheDaysGoBy I‘m reading 2 currently. Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland and Harry Potter and the Chamber if secrets. I‘m enjoying HP and doing it as a buddy read - I took a long break from the series so it‘s nice to go back to the magic 9mo
julesG Currently reading four books. Neither is so outstanding that I want to read it all the time. 9mo
CarolynM Reading 2, listening to 1. Most enjoying 9mo
4thhouseontheleft My calico is 13/14 yo. ☺️ 9mo
4thhouseontheleft Oh, and I am reading 2 and listening to 1. 9mo
Sharpeipup Reading 4 at the moment & enjoying 9mo
hermyknee Reading two now! The Fifth Season (I‘m about halfway through and love it - though work has been kicking my butt so I didn‘t get much reading done this week). And I‘m reading Becoming by Michelle Obama! So far so good 😊 9mo
Avanders @pdever @TheDaysGoBy @julesG @CarolynM @4thhouseontheleft @Sharpeipup @hermyknee so many books! (So little time...). I have too many going, and am probably enjoying the most: 9mo
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Librarybelle
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Rebecca Sharpe #StartedFromTheBottom and attempted to social climb her way up in this novel. I‘ve actually yet to read this, but I‘ve seen a number of adaptations. #TimbitTunes

Cinfhen I‘m loving all the classics mixed with very current Drake😂😂 10mo
TheKidUpstairs This was my first thought, too! 10mo
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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

I started this monster book on kindle, but ended up listening to most of it—the narration on this version is really good!

Long and sprawling, witty and satirical, this is quite a character study. I think I recognized someone I know in real life in each and every one of the main characters. A novel without a hero, you say, Mr. Thackeray? Then please explain Dobbin. ❤️

Becky is an inexcusable snake, though. 🤷🏻‍♀️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

ErinSueMreads One of my favorites!!!! 12mo
gentlepet I watched the mini series recently and was wondering if this was worth picking up 12mo
sprainedbrain @gentlepet did you enjoy the miniseries? I‘ve never seen any of the adaptations. 12mo
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sprainedbrain @ErinSueG I can see why! 12mo
gentlepet It started out strong & then kinda fell apart 12mo
sprainedbrain @gentlepet maybe I will pass then. 😬 The book doesn‘t fall apart! 12mo
LeeRHarry Just finished watching the BBC TV series and I agree about Dobbin 😊 12mo
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jenniferw88
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#December #TBR! Vanity Fair will be a finish on Serial Reader; Murder on Christmas Eve & The Girl Who Played With Fire are both #Booked2018; Innocent Blood is #whodunituk; Seventeen #Lmpbc & Transformers is my 'geek' read for PBT over on GR! #WinterWonderland @Cinfhen @TrishB

TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 a varied month coming up! 12mo
Cinfhen Sorry I missed your post!!! Great reads ahead and thanks again for the holiday card ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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sprainedbrain
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Did you know that the phrase Greased Lightning was a thing in the 1840s?

I was just folding laundry and listening to Vanity Fair (a beast of an audiobook), and all of the sudden there‘s a horse mentioned named Greased Lightning. 😯

After a quick google search of the origin of the phrase, followed by a quick song and dance break, I am back to audio-folding. 😂

And now you know! 💫

Prairiegirl_reading 🤣that‘s a great did ya know!! 12mo
DeleteAcct I love this kind of trivia. 😁 12mo
BarbaraBB Love this post! 💜 12mo
Liz_M Great dancing song and a good book, too! 12mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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I have nothing against this 700 page novel but would it kill them to throw in a character chart? I keep having to look it up when I get someone mixed up. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

Ash.on.the.line @BarbaraBB thank you! It will come in handy! 😁 13mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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Look what I found for $2!! This totally brightened my rainy day 🌧

wanderinglynn Lovely! 👏🏻❤️📚 13mo
RavenLovelyReads @wanderinglynn I thought so too 💕 I still can‘t believe my luck 😀 13mo
tina_b.ooks Pretty 😍 13mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful copy!!! 😍😍❤️ 13mo
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Avanders
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We picked Vanity Fair for our Long Winter's Read for my RL book group... so some of us decided to buy a pretty version For extra motivation 😜. This is the one I picked! I think the illustrations (just a handful) are a nice addition. ☺️

ferskner Sooooooooo pretty! 14mo
TNbookworm Such a pretty book💕 14mo
Desha ♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#classicsyoulove #riotgrams ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Reviewsbylola Gorgeous. I loved these too! 14mo
Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola They are just so wonderful!❤️ 14mo
Linsy So pretty! 🖤🖤🖤 14mo
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Leftcoastzen @Linsy Thanks, they make me smile when I see them 14mo
LeahBergen I must read Vanity Fair one of these days. 🙄 14mo
batsy @LeahBergen Me too! 2019 buddy read? 😂 14mo
batsy So beautiful! 14mo
LeahBergen @batsy Let‘s do it! 👍🏻 14mo
batsy @LeahBergen Yay! 14mo
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jenniferw88
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Vanity Fair starts off with Amelia & Rebecca leaving a #school. #SisforSeptember @CaliforniaCay

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KateFulfordAuthor
Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackerey
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#inlaws #reviews #others

I first read this as a teenager & have since reread it many times, which is unusual for me. A rollicking tale told by an unreliable narrator, it still feels fresh & funny in the 21st century, so one can only imagine what the Victorians made of it in the nineteenth.

But what‘s not to love about the amoral, cunning heroine Becky Sharp? While she is far from admirable, she is only trying to make her way in the world...

Leniverse There‘s a new 7 episode TV-series coming up. I have high hopes! 1y
AnneCecilie @Leniverse I saw the advertisement everywhere in London. Totally agreed with you, I so want to see it. Hope it comes to Norway. 1y
Laura317 I read this for the first time this Spring. I wonder who they cast for the various roles? 1y
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Birdsong28
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Cathythoughts Oh this is good to know. Must tape this. Thankyou 👍🏻 1y
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BkClubCare
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Do you prefer a rake over a milksop?
This is way funnier than I thought it would be! #audiobook

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RenePenn
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Someone passed this paperback version on to me probably 30 years ago - and it was old then. The pages are yellowed but considering it‘s age it is in pretty good shape. #classic

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wanderinglynn
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Congrats @Morr_Books on your milestone! 🎉🎇🎆🙌🏻🎉

I joined Goodreads in Jan 2008, immediately loaded up the tbr, and then proceeded to ignore said tbr. (Still have 6 books added in Jan 2008 that I have yet to read.)

The tagged book is one I meant to read decades ago, but for one reason or another have never gotten around to it.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your #MorrGiveaway 😀

rubyslippersreads Vanity Fair is one of my favorites. 😊 1y
wanderinglynn @rubyslippersreads I‘ve heard good things, but it‘s just one of those books I forget about & never get around to reading. 😀 1y
Morr_Books @wanderinglynn Yeah my TBR list dates back to 2010. I'm not ignoring it per se but the TBR list just keeps growing. 😊 Thanks for entering! 1y
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ValerieAndBooks
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I think I need to stop trying to read long classics such as Vanity Fair as e-books when I‘m on the treadmill. But I persevered anyway because I want to read all #1001Books before I die 😓! I might have enjoyed this soap opera more if it was in print format. That Becky Sharp though!!

jillannjohn I enjoyed this one. 😀 2y
ValerieAndBooks @jillannjohn I am sure I‘d have enjoyed it more with the print copy (illustrated). Maybe someday I‘ll re-read it again! 2y
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BookwormAHN
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My old copy of the #novel Vanity Fair and Druzy 😸
#OldCoolBooks @Linsy

rubyslippersreads 😻📚😻 2y
mabell 😻😻 2y
Linsy ❤️😺❤️ 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Pickpick

There are no truly well-balanced people in Vanity Fair—everyone represents some extreme of human behavior. Amelia Sedley is a paragon of perfection: she is thoughtful, generous, gentle, and loving. This sounds lovely, but her purity and high mindedness actually make her a credulous fool. Rebecca Sharp is the antithesis of Amelia: self-serving, manipulative, and ruthless. The story follows the rise and fall of their fortunes. Highly recommended!

Palimpsest Lovely bookmark! 2y
emilyhaldi I love Becky!!!! 😆😆😆 2y
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LMJenkins
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Does anyone else also have a #magazineproblem in addition to books? I subscribe to The New Yorker, New York magazine, Vanity Fair and The Atlantic. I have sooooooo many that I have yet to read. 😳 But I save for that one day that I‘ll choose a magazine over my book. If I unsubscribe, inevitably there‘s a great article that I just have to have. #bookloverproblems

StephanieGeiser Same! I have WAY too many unread magazines in my house and can‘t purge them until I read them just in case I miss out on something fabulous! 2y
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bookvixen
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I just love it when the good guy comes out on top but must say it took a long time to happen

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I just finished reading Vanity Fair a few days ago, so I thought of one of the most devious and manipulative #female characters ever to appear in classic literature—Miss Becky Sharp! Smart, pretty, charming, she has the smile of a siren and the soul of a shark!
#litsyclassics

emilyhaldi Omg I LOVE Becky!!! She made the book for me 🙌🏻 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this book! 2y
Bambolina_81 I started this many years ago but got distracted. I must start it again one of these days. 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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rubyslippersreads One of my favorites! Lovely edition. 😍 2y
BiblioLitten 😍 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 😍 2y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m reading this on the kindle app and enjoying it very much so far! Your hard copy is so pretty 😍 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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#Justlikefire, Becky Sharp burns everyone she comes in contact with!
#getmovin

Cinfhen Clever 💡🤓🔥 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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My new treadmill read. I wonder how long this one will take me to finish? Reading for #1001Books

Leniverse Yes, that should give you some treadmill mileage! 2y
Lynnsoprano I tried this years ago, got about halfway through, and then got bogged down and bailed. But it‘s on my Kindle, and I look at it every once in a while and think, try again?😄 2y
MiyakoBunny This is one of my all time favorite classics 2y
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ValerieAndBooks @Leniverse I should keep track of how many miles it takes me to read this 😂 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano sure why not 😄?! A chapter a day, maybe. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @MiyakoBunny good to know you find it a favorite! Have you read it more than once? 2y
Leniverse I'm currently reading it. It's taking me a long while, but it's not because I don't enjoy it (I do enjoy it), but my paper copy has the tiniest print! Really makes my eyes tired. 2y
MiyakoBunny I have several times 😊😊😊💓💓💓 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Leniverse I downloaded this for free; perhaps you could too? Being able to adjust the font is really nice as I don‘t wear my glasses when working out. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @MiyakoBunny it‘s funnier than I expected! Really liking it so far! 2y
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GabrielleDubois
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The lily of the valley is a perennial herb of temperate regions whose spring flowers, small and white, form clusters of very fragrant bells. It is a poisonous plant, even deadly.
The characters of Vanity Fair by Thackeray, are idle and scented aristocrats of London's rainy city, clustered in beautiful salons with velvet curtains. But don't be fooled, if they may seem attractive, they are toxic to the highest degree!
My review on Goodreads!

Grrlbrarian Love your analogy! Also adore Lily of the Valley, all the more for its poison 😉 2y
GabrielleDubois @Grrlbrarian 😊 It's a present from my dear old aunt who picked them up from her garden especially for me... because she loves me, not to poison me! 😏 2y
Grrlbrarian Yes. 😂 They are so lovely! 2y
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CarolynM 😍😍😍 I love lily of the valley. I wish I could grow it like your aunt. 2y
GabrielleDubois @CarolynM Come and live in Toulouse, France, and you'll be able to grow lily of the valley! 😊 On each street corners, here, on May the 1st, people sell lily of the valley bouquets. It's the only day in the year it's allowed to sell these flowers if you're not a professional florist. 2y
CarolynM @GabrielleDubois How wonderful! I will have to try to be in Toulouse on May the first some time🙂 2y
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shelbyy
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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My book haul from my local book sale! ❤️

rather_be_reading 😲😍😍 2y
Zelma Wow, score! 👏🙌 2y
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Suet624
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Janet Potter, from her commentary on TOB: “When I finish a book, I read an issue of a magazine cover to cover before starting a new book. This is especially helpful when you read something that you loved, or something emotionally heavy, and you have that book hangover afterward. It cleanses your reading palette, and gives you time to figure out what you‘re going to read.” My New Yorkers and Vanity Fairs are delighted by this concept. Such a mess.

emilyhaldi Omg I have this SAME situation on my bedside with every fashion magazine I have subscriptions for... Ever since litsy I have been book obsessed and never have time for them. Like this idea! 2y
EvieBee Wow. Such a great idea!!! Will try that out next time. 2y
Leftcoastzen Good policy. Palette cleanse, I try to budget time weekly for magazines , but books have a stronger pull. 2y
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NHLibrarian I try and do this and usually fail. I‘m several years behind on my subscriptions 🙄 2y
LauraBeth First of all - can I just say how much I‘m enjoying TOB this year? And second of all - I read this yesterday and thought about how brilliant of an idea this is! 2y
Suet624 @emilyhaldi I‘m exactly the same. Litsy has pushed me, inspired me, to read more books. There are so many good ones to read! 2y
Suet624 @EvieBee I wonder if you‘ll hear your books whispering to you to come to them instead. 😀 (edited) 2y
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen my magazines lose out every time to books. 😀 2y
Suet624 @NHLibrarian Can you feel the guilt of those unread magazines weighing on you? I sure can. 2y
Suet624 @LauraBeth Yes! I thought I couldn‘t love TOB more, but apparently I can. 💕 2y
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Oh yes, especially because they are stacked on the table next to my current book. I also have professional magazines staring at me at work 😬 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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I thought this was an exceptionally pretty Norton Critical Edition. I love my Nortons! I decided to pair it with an equally pretty bookmark, courtesy of my Christmas bookmark swap pal, @RachelO .

RachelO 😊Vanity Fair is another of those classics I've never got round to reading. One day! 2y
DGRachel I LOVE Norton Critical Editions! I‘m 20 years out of college and still go out of my way to buy them. 😍😍 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @RachelO This is my second reading. I highly recommend it! Lots of satiric humor, and an excellent anti-heroine in the form of Becky Sharp. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @DGRachel Me, too! Everything you need for a book—background, notes, criticism—a Norton edition has it all! 2y
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Laura317
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Sometimes the chapter headings in this book make me do a double take. 😂

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Leniverse
Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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#BirthdayBookhaul Day3.

Sadly we had to go home today, but I managed a couple of bookstores first. I didn't quite reach 40 books. I think I'm at 33. Which means I can go online and order a few more, right? 😂
Best catch of the day - Essays by George Eliot. It's from 1884, but as a paltry 2. edition it was only priced at £10.

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CSeydel It‘s splendid! 😍 2y
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