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Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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kplovesbooks
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This is from the Instagram account @goodreads_reviews which showcases the best 1 star reviews. And I gotta say...I love S&S, but they're not exactly wrong. 😂😂😂

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Andrea313
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STOP, I cannot...! 💀💀💀 #PemberLittens

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VioletMoonBooks
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AvidReader25
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I recently saw Jessica Swale‘s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility on stage and it was so wonderful! It‘s one of my favorite books and this version of the play adds in more humor and a few extra scenes between Elinor and Edward that gives it an added depth. I absolutely loved it!

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ulrichyumiodd
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Pickpick

Having seen the movie first, I can say that reading the story was much more interesting. The movie made me feel that too many elements were similar to Pride and Prejudice (sisters in need of good marriages, a male character of little consistency, etc). Reading the book allowed me to fully enjoy the nuances and the characters.

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suvata
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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When is the last time you read some Austen?

DivineDiana Today! 😂 4mo
suvata @DivineDiana Awesome 👏🏻 4mo
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GinaKButler
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Reading and the Little League World Series. Who else has loved the viral video of the batter hugging the pitcher after being hit. Love seeing that kind of sportsmanship! #bookspinbingo

Sense and Sensibility is actually my July #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks It's my favorite Austen!! 4mo
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Lol, one for the #pemberlittens lbh she's not wrong 🤣

DivineDiana And how I love that beautiful way with words! ❤️ 4mo
AllDebooks @DivineDiana it is a charming description x 4mo
sprainedbrain Perfect! 😂 4mo
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Teresereading
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💚📚 6mo
Eggs Beautiful 😍 6mo
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LeahBergen
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readordierachel So pretty! 8mo
Cathythoughts I like this quote 👍🏻 8mo
mabell “Amiable” - I like that 😊 8mo
CrowCAH Isn‘t it amazing how persons can change their minds? 8mo
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DivineDiana
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Dear #pemberlittens, I finished reading the previous selection! Now, I will look back and read everyone‘s comments. My favorite character was Elinor Dashwood. She exemplified strength, loyalty, kindness and grace. The writing was exquisite, as I fully expected. However, the constant evaluations of a woman‘s beauty as her ticket to a good match irritated my enjoyment of the story. I was so tired of the tributes to Marianne‘s beauty.

StaceGhost I loved Elinor! She‘s one of my daughter‘s literary namesakes. Also, I love what you said about women‘s looks being used as currency. I feel like Austen was definitely making ✨A Statement✨ It‘s almost as if she‘s saying a little less beauty would make it easier for women to be happier because then they wouldn‘t be as idealized. Same thing with Kitty in AK— let women be beautiful and happy! And don‘t make a big to do about it lol (edited) 9mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! I also love Elinor ❤️ 9mo
DivineDiana @StaceGhost Love that your daughter has Elinor as a literary namesake! Curious about the others? I do have a deep respect for Jane Austen, and agree with your comments wholeheartedly! Thank you. ❤️ 9mo
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Graywacke That was such great movie version 9mo
DivineDiana @Graywacke It was! I think it‘s time to revisit it! 9mo
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Morr_Books
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Saw this play last night. It was a loose adaptation but enjoyable nonetheless. Plus, it was nice to go to a theater again. #janeausten

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VioletMoonBooks
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StayCurious
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austin
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#200PnPcovers #Gossip @CrowCAH @mabell Have you heard? Mrs. Jennings is one of the biggest gossips out there!

CrowCAH I may have heard this rumor! Lol 9mo
mabell Ha! Perfect! 😂 9mo
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StayCurious
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell #conveyances My mind went to the scandalous carriage ride that Willoughby and Marianne went on where they ended up disappearing together (without a chaperone) and heading to his future house…Surely such a familiar ride and destination must mean they‘re engaged, no?

mabell Perfect! 👏👏👏 9mo
CrowCAH Me would think… What a scandalous ride! 9mo
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ScientistSam
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Absolutely adored my reread for #Pemberlittens! I'd rewatched the Ang Lee movie recently so it was good to refresh my memory of what is actually in the book.

Beautiful writing and wonderful characters (as almost always with Austen).

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Mindyrecycles
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London was cruel to both Marianne and Elinor. #200PnPcovers #PnPcovers @CrowCAH #city

CrowCAH I would like to visit London at some point! 9mo
Mindyrecycles @CrowCAH oh I hope you get to one day soon! It‘s a wonderful city. 9mo
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Mindyrecycles
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CrowCAH Wild children! Hopefully, someone corrals them! 9mo
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SimoneFroelich
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I read Pride and Prejudice several years ago and absolutely loved it. I have therefore been wanting to read another book by Austen for some time.
I did enjoy reading S&S but I have to admit that I didn‘t love it just as much as P&P. Also everything happened very fast at the end which was kind of a shame.
3/6 📚

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Bklover
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Forgot to post this- I really enjoyed reading this for the first time with the #pemberlittens led by the wonderful @BarkingMadRun , whose daily posts kept me going! I really enjoyed it. Anyway, it was about time I read it and I really loved the experience.

BarkingMadRead 😍😍 9mo
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IndoorDame
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Clwojick ❤️💖❤️ 9mo
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peanutnine
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This was my first time reading this Austen, which is crazy. But I'm glad I joined the #Pemberlittens in this chapter-a-day! I went in completely blind, as I've put off even watching any adaptations for years until I read the book. Overall I enjoyed the story and the characters. Honestly though, I was a little disappointed in who the ladies ended up with at the end. Edward did not deserve Elinor, but hey, as long as she's happy 🙃

peanutnine This was my February #bookspin as well @TheAromaofBooks 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Always so exciting to check off one of those “everyone has read“ books 😂 9mo
peanutnine @TheAromaofBooks yes! For sure! 9mo
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IndoorDame
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It‘s always so nice to come back to a Jane Austen book. While I love chapter-a-day reads because I get to savor something and spend drawn out relaxed time with it, this is the first time I‘ve finished a #pemberlitten book feeling like I missed something by not reading it straight through, so I may make time to come back to this one later this year… #PopSugar2022 #ABookSetInVictorianTimes

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BarkingMadRead
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What did everyone think?! This is my third time reading, and it‘s still one of my fave Austen novels! #pemberlittens #buddyread

jhod Loved it! And A chapter a day was such a good way to do it, would never have reread it otherwise as always get my head turned by new books. Thanks so much for hosting! 9mo
BarkingMadRead @jhod 😍😍 9mo
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sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
peanutnine This was my first time reading this one! I enjoyed it and the daily posts ☺️ 9mo
BarkingMadRead @peanutnine 😍😍😍 9mo
ravenlee I enjoyed it, but I still find Edward something of a dishrag and Col Brandon starts out kinda creepy. It‘s middle-of-the-road Austen for me - which is still leaps and bounds beyond the average! 9mo
BarkingMadRead @ravenlee 🤣🤣😍😍 9mo
Ruthiella This was my second read and the first time was over 20 years ago. I really enjoyed the revisit! It was particularly interesting to see how my sympathies for the characters have changed. 9mo
Bklover This was my first time reading it as well. I really enjoyed the chapter a day and I loved your posts @BarkingMadRun ! I do have to say I think I agree with @ravenlee 😊. 9mo
Andrea313 I've read it many times, and I always find new things in the writing. This time around, I was surprised to feel slightly more sympathy for Edward; like @ravenlee, I typically find him to be a pretty useless leading man, but I felt myself softening toward him. I also find that I hate Lucy more and more each time I read it- what a manipulative dirtbag! 9mo
BarkingMadRead @Andrea313 omg yes, Lucy annoyed me extra this time! 9mo
SarahBookInterrupted This is now the third time I‘ve read it and new details pop out at me each time. I love it. 9mo
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Andrea313
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We've done it again, #PemberLittens! Congrats on making it to the end! Marianne and Brandon have a boring-ass love story where she gradually learns to love and respect him, and they marry; Mrs. Ferrars forgives both of her sons, and even throws a coin or two Edward's way; Willoughby has some regrets, but still goes on his pleasure-seeking, perma-fuckboy way; and Mrs Jennings and Sir John turn their attention to Margaret as the action closes. Fin!

TheBookHippie 😂♥️💯 love this post ! 10mo
Ruthiella Aww, I think Mrs Jennings will do right by Margaret! 10mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella I do love Mrs. Jennings, and I think her heart will be in the right place, if nothing else! :) 10mo
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Andrea313
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After a quick anxiety walk, Edward returns to officially propose, and he quickly secures his lady! Huzzah! A good deal of the rest of the chapter is given over to everyone trashing Lucy, which is the right and proper reaction to her fuckery. Colonel B comes back around and he and Edward get on like...dare I say...brothers? The two set off together to check out the pad at Delaford as we continue to hurtle toward our happy ending. #PemberLittens

Andrea313 📷: Pod and Prejudice 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 49: Edward and Elinor are engaged and Edward goes to fix things with dear old Mum. Letters are abound from everyone! It‘s mayhem! #pemberlittens #buddyread

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Hamlet
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What a wonderful novel this is! It was a pleasure to read about controlled Elinor and uninhibited Marianne again. Austen weaves the differences of the sisters from an underling critique of the Romantic poets and their valuing emotion and personal experience over social proprieties and old English self-control. (I‘m simplifying too much, of course.) Col. Brandon seems duller than actors portray him, but the rest of the book is glorious Austen.

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Andrea313
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The truth comes stammering out today! Edward unexpectedly shows up to twist the "I got married and NOT TO YOU!" knife a little further for Elinor, but hark! While nervously ruining her good scissors (I feel my costume designer/quilting friends hissing in outrage), Edward admits that Lucy married Robert; he is FREE! But instead of going directly after an overcome Elinor, my dude runs ? out ? of ? the ? house. Edward, you are a disappointment.

Ruthiella Edward needs a wife with a firm resolve- like Elinor. Luckily for him, she loves him. 10mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella I agree about a firm resolve, and I would add that he also needs someone who is fairly forgiving! Luckily Elinor knows him well enough to understand his temperament and sees beyond his general awkwardness. In spite of my snark, I really like these two. 10mo
Ruthiella @Andrea313 I like them too. And on this second read, I see how Edward is the perfect opposite of Willoughby. He stands by his commitments. Even though he does not love Lucy, he honors his promise. 10mo
LitStephanie That meme! Hahaha! Yes, Edward is a bit lacking as a romantic hero, but Elinor doesn't seem interested in aggressive wooing. 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Edward stops by with some interesting news….. #pemberlittens #buddyread

jhod Loved this! Genuinely forgot it happened like this! 10mo
SarahBookInterrupted Me too…I love the initial confusion too. Brilliant. Best part of the book. I also love that she doesn‘t give us all the details of the proposal. It allows my imagination to ponder all the lovely confessions. 10mo
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jenniferw88
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#thatswhen

? And you said, "Honestly
When you were gone, did you ever think of me?" ?

#FearlessFebruary

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BarkingMadRead
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Ok so somehow I read two chapters at once at some point? I‘m not sure. But I‘m ahead a chapter. So tomorrow I‘ll start posting again lol with chapter 48? Help! #pemberlittens #buddyread

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Andrea313
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OK, apologies to anyone put off by the language, but I snorted when I saw this and had to use it. Today the Dashwoods return to Barton at last! Marianne still gets teary at trees and fields and sheet music that remind her of Willoughby, but she's determined to be emotionally mature from here on out. She makes Elinor a lovely apology (still slightly overwrought, but that's our girl), and even bears the news of W's visit pretty well. Progress!

Ruthiella Yes, I was impressed by her willingness to admit she has things to learn from Elinor and that she could have behaved more circumspectly. 10mo
Liatrek 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 46: everyone is back at Barton and Thomas ran in to Lucy Steele… er….. Ferrars and her hubby in town. #pemberlittens #buddyread

jhod 😱 I've totally forgotten what happens, so funny what a 20 year gap does!! 10mo
SarahBookInterrupted This is a sad part for Elenor and the whole family, but I love that Jane Austen often throws in a curve just before the end. 10mo
BarkingMadRead @jhod that‘s the best way lol you‘ll be surprised all over again! 10mo
Ruthiella I also forgot all this! Such a great plot twist! 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 45: the Colonel brings Mrs Dashwood to see Marianne and Mrs Dashwood knows how Brandon really feels…… #pemberlittens #buddyread

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Andrea313
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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After Willoughby takes his drunk ass out the door, Elinor is surprised to feels more pity than hate. No matter, though, because Mrs. Dashwood arrives, overjoyed that her daughter will live! Not only that, but Brandon confessed to her his love for Marianne, and Mrs. D is already plotting a move closer to Delaford and being like, "I never liked Willoughby anyway" to which Elinor gives an emphatic internal eyeroll. Girl, same. #PemberLittens

sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 10mo
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jhod
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24 hours in Bath, amazing bookshops and lovely to be reading Austen whilst here!

LeahBergen Lucky you! 10mo
BarbaraBB Wow! Did you visit the Persephone bookshop? #bucketlist (edited) 10mo
jhod @BarbaraBB walked past it and gazed lovingly in last night 😍 10mo
BarbaraBB So cool! Lucky you indeed! 10mo
Cathythoughts Great pictures 💫 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 44, and Willoughby shows up to check on Marianne‘s illness….. 🙄 #pemberlittens #buddyread

Ruthiella I‘m not really sure his confession really changes my (low) opinion of him. 😟 10mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella me either! 10mo
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megnews @Ruthiella me neither. I couldn‘t understand why Elinor cut him so much slack. 10mo
peanutnine @Ruthiella @BarkingMadRun @megnews the fact that he actually cared for her and still acted as he did almost makes it worse imo 10mo
BarkingMadRead @megnews Elinor is way too nice! @peanutnine exactly! If he didn‘t care, it would be understandable almost! 10mo
ravenlee I definitely think it makes it all worse - and then he wants to hold onto the idea that Marianne will still be waiting, pining for him if/when his wife ever dies!🤢😡 10mo
BarkingMadRead @ravenlee right?!? And dares to be mad that it could possibly be Brandon! Ughhhhh 10mo
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Andrea313
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Last chapter's cliffhanger ending never fails to be a shocker- Willoughby, having heard that Marianne is near death, shows up at Cleveland! He has come to drunkenly whine about his own poor choices and bad-mouth his wife in a quest for absolution. He says he's come to offer an apology, but he never actually begs forgiveness; instead he goes on and on about how miserable HE feels. I've got no pity for this absolute twatwaffle; how about you?

Deblovestoread Poor Willoughby, with his 30,000 pounds, boo frickin‘ hoo 😂 10mo
Ruthiella No pity at all. Keep it in your pants, a**hole. 10mo
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Ruthiella PS “twatwaffle”!?!?😂 New word for me. I love it! 10mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella It seemed the most appropriate for the occasion. 😉 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Andrea313 Great Summary-Twatwaffle. 🤣 10mo
truthinfiction Your meme is spot on and hilarious. 😛 9mo
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Bklover
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Jill is keeping me company while I read. She is purring so loud that it‘s distracting ❤️😘😽🐱

#catsoflitsy

kspenmoll Tooo cute!!! 10mo
JamieArc Great photo! 10mo
QuietlyLaura What a sweetheart! ❤️ 10mo
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Ruthiella 😻😻😻 10mo
Bookzombie I love this photo! 10mo
IMASLOWREADER omg ❤️ 10mo
AmyG The sweetest! 10mo
JenReadsAlot Omg adorable 😻 10mo
Bklover @kspenmoll @JamieArc @QuietlyLaura @Ruthiella @Bookzombie @AmyG @IMASLOWREADER @JenReadsAlot Thanks for all the Jill love! 🐱❤️❤️. Hope you all have a great Sunday!❤️ (edited) 10mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh my goodness, she is so sweet!!!! 🥰🥰🥰 10mo
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megnews
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Finished early. When I was in my teens and twenties I loved Austen. (Even named my oldest Emma Jane!) I joined In because I wanted to see if that love would stand the test of time. I think it‘s gone lukewarm, similar to my feelings for many classics. This was between a pick and a so so for me. Perhaps rereading another with the #PemberLittens will go a different way.

megnews Oh and this was my #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 43 and Marianne takes a turn for the worse. That‘s cliffhanger last sentence made me want to keep reading! #pemberlittens #buddyread

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BarkingMadRead
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I forgot to post yesterday! Marianne took a stroll in the bad weather and now she isn‘t feeling well…… #pemberlittens #buddyread

Ruthiella Key is she sat around in her wet shoes and stockings...When I first read this, I didn‘t understand how getting wet could make someone deathly ill. But I accept it now as a plot device. 10mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella right? These books where everyone gets soooooo sick from by getting wet or cold, so dramatic! Girlfriend was cranky about being near Willoughby‘s house and made herself sick over him! 10mo
megnews @ruthiell @BarkingMadRun we recently had the same conversation about Wuthering heights. Yet George Washington also died after riding about in the cold rain and sitting in wet clothes. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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Andrea313
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Off to Cleveland at last, and Marianne brings "antisocial behavior" to new heights, disappearing for solo walks around the property whenever she can. But those solo walks in damp grass lead to a pretty bad cold, and I sense trouble from here... #PemberLittens

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Andrea313
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Hard to say who I dislike the most between John Dashwood and Robert Ferrars. Elinor has to endure them both today, and each offers up a truly trash take: John's basically saying, "We think you and Lucy are both the pits, but you're slightly less terrible, thought you'd want to know!" and Robert hates on Edward for having to live in a parsonage, officiate weddings, and wear a clergyman's garb. Both of these dudes need to STFU immediately, amirite?

Ruthiella Crowned by Fanny‘s vague and insincere invitation to come see them in Norland when the sisters are next in the neighborhood (knowing this is highly unlikely). 10mo
ravenlee “But we only realized you weren‘t the worst when you weren‘t a threat anymore and we met the ACTUAL worst! Thought you ought to know!” 10mo
Andrea313 @ravenlee Yes, exactly! UGH, these people! 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 41. A lovely glimpse at all our favorites 🙄 we get to hear how John Dashwood, Fanny, and Robert feel about Edward‘s new living #pemberlittens #buddyread

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Andrea313
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I actually love today's chapter and all of its farcical silliness. Mrs. Jennings ships Elinor/Brandon hardcore, and overheard just enough of their conversation to support her theory. She and Elinor go back and forth about it, each presuming they're on the same page, but are very much not even on the same planet. And my favorite bit of all? Even when the truth comes out, Mrs. Jennings believes that the two will marry. Sign her up for AO3, stat!

Andrea313 📷: Pod and Prejudice #PemberLittens 10mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 40: the look on Edward‘s face when he hears Brandon‘s offer… #pemberlittens #buddyread

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Andrea313
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Jennings and Palmer put the pressure on for our heroines to visit Cleveland, and even though they don't really want to go, it's one step closer to being home and leaving this entire London debacle behind. Meanwhile, Colonel Brandon, kind and generous as ever, pulls Elinor aside to offer Edward the parsonage at Delaford. Mrs. Jennings hears just enough to assume they're discussing marriage, because what else could anyone ever be discussing??

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BarkingMadRead
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Colonel Brandon is being awesome again. #always #pemberlittens #buddyread

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