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Middlemarch: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Middlemarch: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) | George Eliot
George Eliot's beloved masterpiece in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with a foreword by Rebecca Mead, author of the bestselling memoir My Life in Middlemarch A triumph of realist fiction, George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of sweeping change. The proposed Reform Bill, the new railroads, and scientific advances are threatening upheaval on every front. Against this backdrop, the quiet drama of ordinary lives is played out by the novel's complexly portrayed characters--until the arrival of two outsiders further disrupts the town's equilibrium. Every bit as powerful and perceptive in our time as it was in the Victorian era, Middlemarch displays George Eliot's clear-eyed yet humane understanding of characters caught up in the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge. In this elegant Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, Rebecca Mead introduces the novel that shaped her life and reflects on its joys and its timeless relevance. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Hamlet
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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Long ago I started & then set aside this book, daunted by the length. What reading pleasure I postponed! Eliot has such rich characterizations, such thoughtful asides that I‘ve been re-examining my conscience & sympathies as I read. I loved this book. It stirred me to have many thoughtful conversations about it. Now I know why Eliot is considered on of the all-time greats in English literature. This book is well worth your time. It‘s marvelous.

TiredLibrarian I loved this. Beautifully written, and so many of life's experiences in it. 6d
batsy Lovely review! This is one of my all-time favourites 💖 5d
Hamlet One day of my all-time faves too! I can understand how rereading it at different stages of life would be so rewarding. 5d
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MrBook
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Today‘s author spotlight: George Eliot! George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, circumventing the stereotype of women writing only light romances. Born in England in 1819, she died at 61 in London. She is considered one of Victorian Literature‘s titans. She wrote 7 novels, known for their realism; some consider Middlemarch the English language‘s greatest novel! She‘s buried at London‘s Highgate Cemetery. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

LibrarianRyan I like Silas Marner much more than Middle March 3w
Leftcoastzen Yay ,George! 3w
Moonprismpower @LibrarianRyan I read Silas Marner and has high hopes but found I didn‘t care for it. I read it as an adult having as a child watched a Steve Martin movie based on the story. What part did you like best? 3w
LibrarianRyan @Moonprismpower I had not seen the movie before I read the book but it is cute. I really loved this curmudgeon of a old man taking in a baby and raising it. He hates everything but this little melts his heat and he gets to feel love and the loss of love. 3w
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Branwen
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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I read this book in my high school honors English class and remember falling in love with it. Even now, years later, it is one of my favorite classics! 📚💕

#gratefulreads #readinhighschool @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 I love that edition! ❤️ 3w
readordierachel Wonderful book 💕 3w
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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

Happy 200th birthday George Eliot!

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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“The true seeing is within.“

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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“What shall tell what may be the effect of writing?“

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CoffeeNBooks
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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#GratefulReads #ClassicYouHaventRead This one has been on my bookshelf for awhile, so it's on my 2020 TBR list.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

TheBookHippie I bailed 🤪🤷🏽‍♀️😳 . I‘ll have to try again ... 😆 3w
OriginalCyn620 I enjoyed this one! 3w
AlaMich It‘s a good ‘un! 3w
DGRachel I read it in college and loved it. 3w
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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers.“

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erzascarletbookgasm
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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I was supposed to read at least one of these this year, but epic fail! Looks like have to carry forward this mission to 2020. 🤞🍀

#GratefulReads #ClassicYouHaventRead

Kalalalatja Love Middlemarch! ❤️ 3w
Balibee146 I loved Villette though its been years and years 3w
batsy Both so brilliant 🙌🏽 3w
OriginalCyn620 Loved Middlemarch! 3w
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OriginalCyn620
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Again, many books would fit this prompt, so I chose one at random. This one is a #chunkster and there‘s lots of characters to keep up with, but it‘s worth the time! #classicyouenjoyed #gratefulreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 3w
SamAnne Has been on my list awhile!
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Amiable I finally read this one last year. Wasn‘t my favorite, but better than I expected. 3w
ImperfectCJ ❤️ Middlemarch! I read it a couple of years ago and was pleasantly surprised by the vibrant characters and nimble dialogue. Have you read My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead? 3w
OriginalCyn620 @ImperfectCJ I have not but it‘s on my TBR! 3w
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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“The calendar hath not an evil day.“

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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“I would rather have a good second husband than an indifferent first.“

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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“He was a creature who entered into everyone's feelings, and could take the pressure of their thought instead of urging his own with iron resistance.“

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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“I know no speck so troublesome as self.“

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johncadams
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

“That controlled self-consciousness of manner which is the expensive substitute for simplicity.“

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Liz_M
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush Day 6

I bet @JenniferP has some lovely book covers. Please join us: post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, try to tag a new litten each day.

JenniferP Fun! I‘ll see what I can come up with! 3mo
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Susannah
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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☀️ I‘m only on Book One, but I‘m in it for the long haul.
☀️ Reading, Closet cleaning, Hair cut!!!! 💇‍♀️🙌
☀️ Jamoca Almond Fudge from Baskin-Robbins
☀️ I played the flute in junior high and high school, which was a *long* time ago. Does it count?
☀️ No problem!

Happy holiday weekend to all who have one!

#FriYAYIntro @howjessreads

Lynnsoprano Of course it counts! 3mo
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Jazinator
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Book #71: I rather enjoyed Middlemarch. It started off slow, but as the book went on it picked up its pace rather well. Although the book was the longest I have yet read on this list, about 900 pages, the plot was simple enough that it was easy to follow throughout the entire book. Middlemarch is a town in England where the book follows the lives...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2008/03/the-306-greatest-books-71-middlemarch.html

#100greatestbooks

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Librarybelle
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Thanks to some gift cards, I went crazy during the members-only access to the Barnes and Noble sale. I grabbed a copy of the tagged book, along with the others pictured. I know it‘s very hard to see, but I couldn‘t squeeze everything into a small square photo! #bookhaul

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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“He has got no good red blood in his body," said Sir James.

"No. Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass and it was all semicolons and parentheses," said Mrs. Cadwallader.”

George Eliot, Middlemarch

#quotsyaug19 #bookworm

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PickingBooks
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“‘My dear Mrs Casaubon,‘ said Farebrother, smiling gently at her ardour, ‘character is not cut in marble - it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.‘
‘Then it may be rescued and healed,‘ said Dorothea.
-George Eliot, Middlemarch

#quotestoliveby #quotestoinspire #positivepsychology #middlemarch #bookstagram #bookcover #igreads #pickingbooks #amreading

Clare-Dragonfly ❤️ Farebrother. 6mo
readordierachel This book 💚 6mo
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Pam.Kokomo
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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Since I am not a quick reader, it feels extra sweet to finish a long classic. Even better the second time around. My poor copy is destined for the trash bin after our #wellreadmom #bookclub meeting because it is in about 10 pieces by this point. ❤️

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Felso
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Update on #BookFitnessChallenge: Finished the Princess Diarist (audio) this weekend. Started the audio version of Middlemarch yesterday. I have been 100% so far with my supplements. I have walked twice so far, I have two more days to add to the total. Hope all participants are doing well!!

kspenmoll Great going! Hope you enjoy (edited) 7mo
Erin7 Sounds like you‘re right on track😎 7mo
VanChocStrawberry Sounds like you‘re doing great! I love all this encouragement going ‘round! 7mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Awesome you‘re on point! 👊 7mo
bewareofwords Absolutely LOVE this book. I hope you enjoy it! Keep up the good work! 🤗 7mo
BarbaraJean Great job!! 7mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 7mo
dariazeoli Good work! 7mo
Clwojick Awesome! 7mo
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dabbe
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
Pickpick

Life in provincial England in the 1800s ... a masterpiece.

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RealBooks4ever
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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I did it! I got through the entire book! I think this was my third try and I resorted to listening to the audiobook on 1.25 speed... Yeah, it was a lot of drama and pearl clutching, so if you like that sort of weepy distress then this is the book for you! 😁 Now if I could just get through Swann's Way!

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MiqueMarie
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MiqueMarie
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cjbooklover Lol, I read the Martian for a book outside my comfort zone as well and I loved it! 7mo
MiqueMarie I just started. I'm hoping it's good! I'm a little thrown right now because there is a lot of explaining done in terms of math and science, but I'm gonna keep going with it, and see how it goes. 7mo
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RatherTooFondofBooks
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I'm currently reading Middlemarch by George Eliot! I really don't know why I've put off reading this for so long because I'm very much enjoying it.

emmalouise1 Love the cover :) 7mo
RatherTooFondofBooks It‘s one of the Penguin English Library editions. They‘re all gorgeous! :) 7mo
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EmilieGR
Pickpick

Pure genius

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MiqueMarie
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GatheringBooks
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 30: #mistake in prophecies as gratuitous. I have yet to read a George Eliot novel. I think I own a copy of this book lying somewhere, gathering dust. 🤓🤣😭😂🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚

Leniverse Middlemarch is an amazing novel. But it is quite an investment of time and attention. The prose is really dense. I read it one or two chapters per day, with my morning coffee, over two months. When it was finished I was sad and wanted more. 7mo
gradcat @Leniverse I think you put it very well . . . in fact, all of her books are dense and require a great commitment. You know, I‘m just thinking . . . if you want more have you read (edited) 7mo
Leniverse @gradcat I have, yes. And Silas Marner. After Middlemarch I resolved to read one of her books per year until I‘ve read them all and then read Middlemarch again! Although I might do two this year, since it‘s the 200 anniversary of her birth. I have her Essay collection, and I‘m thinking maybe Adam Bede. 7mo
gradcat Okay, it‘s very good, plus I loved 7mo
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Caroline2
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March was an mixed bunch:
Sashenka: bailed!
The long way home: pan!
Before the fall: so-so
Eating book, Underground railway and Rubbernecker are all picks! 👍🏻 #marchwrapup

Freespirit Underground Railway is marvellous! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads! 📖💖 8mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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Everything a Classic English Novel Should Be. All 904 Pages Of It. #bigspringread

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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Over 35 hours. 🙀 Well that should get me through my Spring Cleaning and Gardening.#bigspringread

Mindyrecycles I‘m listening to it, too, same edition! Juliet Stevenson is the greatest. Is it your first time? I read it last year and loved it. There‘s so much there that it‘s a good one for rereading. 9mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Mindyrecycles It's first time for me! Looking forward to hours of Juliet's lovely voice. She's my all time favorite narrator. 9mo
jmofo Excellent book, wonderful reading. I hope you enjoy! 9mo
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mabell
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A Penguin Classics #rainbowstack (of sorts) #LiteraryLuck

kspenmoll Such beautiful editions! 9mo
squirrelbrain ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 9mo
Reviewsbylola I LOVE THIS! 9mo
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LeahBergen Pretty! 9mo
Tanisha_A Wow! Just so beautiful 9mo
robinb Oh wow Elizabeth...that takes my breath away! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
JennyM ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
mabell @robinb What a sweet compliment! Thank you!! ❤️😊 9mo
mabell Thank you @JennyM ! 😊 9mo
BiblioLitten I can‘t take my eyes off! So pretty 😍😍💕 9mo
mabell @BiblioLitten Thanks so much! 😊❤️ 9mo
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BookishMeanderings
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

My first classic of the year

wordzie 🙌 😎 9mo
lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!!🎉 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
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jillannjohn Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 9mo
CoffeeNBooks This one's on my TBR stack to read this year! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 This is also in my pile of books to read! 9mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 9mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 I read this years ago and really enjoyed it. 9mo
mcctrish Welcome to Litsy, I followed Middlemarch with 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 9mo
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Mitch
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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London Book and Screen Week events open now to book....

https://londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk/programme-highlights-lbsw-2019/

#uklittens

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24in48
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It's hour 42 of this #24in48 and that means our last challenge of the weekend is up at 24in48.com! Come tell us about your "Swiss Army" book rec (and don't forget to check to see if you won a past door or challenge prize).
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Leniverse
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We are finally back from holiday and regular posting habits can recommence. (I know it‘s a mobile app, but I just don‘t get around to it. I need my space. 🤷🏻‍♀️)

So, Christmas #BookHaul part 1/3. These are mine. Very happy to get beautiful cloth bound editions of two of my favourite books. 😍 Also happy to receive two award winning books by Norwegian authors. I haven‘t been able to keep up with Norwegian lit at all since I moved to the UK.

hilded Godt nyttår, Leni! Tante Ulrikkes vei lå under mitt tre også, hørt mye bra om den. 11mo
Leniverse @hilded Godt nytt år! Jeg har også fått entusiastiske rapporter om Tante Ulrikkes vei. Den andre boken tror jeg er vond, men viktig. Jeg følger Olaug Nilssen på Facebook og har fått litt innblikk i utfordringene. 11mo
AnneCecilie Godt nytt år. Tante Ulrikkes vei er på min rader også. Jeg tror boka til Olaug Nilssen har blitt bearbeidet til teater. 11mo
hilded Den skal visstnok være veldig bra, men vond som du skriver. Ei tante av meg har en sterkt autistisk sønn, og hun kjente seg godt igjen i boka. Han er nå 16, men har ennå ikke fullgodt språk, og utviklingsmessig på nivå med en 5-åring på enkelte områder. Han godtar heldigvis å være sammen med oss alle i familien (vi er en stor familie). 11mo
Leniverse @AnneCecilie @hilded Jeg tror jeg skal prøve å legge inn begge disse norske bøkene ganske høyt oppe på TBR-listen! 11mo
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Mindyrecycles
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My best reads of 2018. Middlemarch was my favorite by a lot! ❤️

Freespirit I am stuck at about page 200 of Middlemarch. I need to go back to it I think. 11mo
Mindyrecycles @Freespirit I hope you do sometime. 🙂 11mo
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readordierachel
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Read much more than I thought I would this year!
Happy New Year everyone! 🎊🎆🎉

Crinoline_Laphroaig I need to read Middlemarch. Maybe in 2019? 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
readordierachel @Crinoline_Laphroaig I hope you do! It's a commitment but it's worth it 😊 11mo
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DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
mrp27 Happy New Year! 🎉📚🍾 11mo
readordierachel @mrp27 🥂🤗 11mo
Cathythoughts Happy New Year 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
RaimeyGallant You beat me. :) Well done! 11mo
readordierachel @Cathythoughts Happy New Year! 🤗 11mo
vivastory I'm hoping to read Middlemarch next year. Happy New Year, friend! 🎊🎉📚🍾 11mo
readordierachel @vivastory I hope you love it as much as I did. I'm thinking of rereading it again sooon. Happy New Year, Scott! Hope you read many awesome books in 2019 📚🎉📚 11mo
batsy Yay for us! I made it to 90, too 😊 Happy New Year 🎉❤️ 11mo
rohit-sawant Awesome! Happy New Year, Rachel! 🎊🥂📚 11mo
Reggie Great job and Happy New Year!! 11mo
readordierachel @batsy Yay! It's a nice round number, isn't it? 😊 11mo
readordierachel @rohit-sawant Happy New Year, Rohit! 😊🎉 11mo
readordierachel @Reggie Happy New Year, Reggie! 😁🥂 11mo
merelybookish 90 including Middlemarch is excellent! Here's to a happy 2019! 11mo
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DannyOlda
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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This is the first year I've really tracked my reading. I followed through alright on buying only physical books and mostly from indie bookshops and presses. I need some new resolutions for next year. Maybe more nonfiction?

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Birdsong28
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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I have chosen the tagged book for this prompt for the #popsugarchallenge

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TheBookHippie
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I did all of these #in2018 except I'm cheating on the litten friend --we were already friends 🤣🤣❤️
Tagged book is what I gave up on !!!!😳❤️📖🙌🏻📚

RealLifeReading 😂😂 good one! 12mo
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Mindyrecycles
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I finished the #litsyAtoZ challenge! 6 of these also meet the #gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge. 11 were audiobooks. Favorite was Middlemarch — so, so wonderful! The Golden Notebook is among the worst books I‘ve read in my entire life, not to mention the worst by far of this challenge. 😂

BookishMarginalia Yey! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 13mo
BookishMarginalia (And I agree with you about both books. There was nothing golden about that notebook - much ado about nothing!) 13mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I read Middlemarch so many years ago and loved it so much. Too bad it's so daunting to contemplate rereading such a long book! 13mo
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BookNerd9906 Impressive! 👏👏👏 13mo
Nute This is such a huge annual accomplishment. Way to go! 13mo
Mindyrecycles @BookishMarginalia Thank you! Super dull AND very long. What a combo. 13mo
Mindyrecycles @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Maybe time for the audio? Read by the AMAZING Juliet Stevenson. 13mo
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Kalalalatja
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I have always been fascinated and impressed by authors who can write a book that is still read hundreds of years after its publication. To be the #creator of such a book deserves some respect, even though I might not always love the book itself. 📚

#NoFemmeber

mreads Gorgeous set 😀 13mo
Mitch I was listening to Barbara Kingsolver last night and MiddleMarch is her favourite book and she reads it once every three years for inspiration! 13mo
JazzFeathers I agree. And l'm so jealous of this collection of yours. 13mo
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CrowCAH I agree; a legacy! 13mo
youneverarrived Agree! Beautiful editions ❤️ 13mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous collection! 13mo
Kalalalatja @mreads @JazzFeathers @youneverarrived @Reviewsbylola I *might* have wanted to show them off, and then tried to make them fit a prompt, but don‘t tell 🤫😁 @Mitch how awesome! I can imagine she is a great talker! @CrowCAH 🙌🙌 13mo
Billypar It's true- I'm always struck when I read something in a classic that is stated so elegantly and still has so much relevance for life today. 13mo
rohit-sawant Beautiful picture! 💜 13mo
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Birdsong28
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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This is how I felt about the tagged book. It turned out ok in the end and it got one of my prompts for my #popsugarchallenge filled so it's not all bad.

Bookishthoughts 😆😆 13mo
GingerAntics I didn't make it through that book. It was all over the bloody place. I couldn't even. 13mo
Purrfectpages The struggle is real! 13mo
Reviewsbylola I really want to read this one but I‘m scared!! 13mo
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“Oh, you dear good father!” cried Mary, putting her hands round her father‘s neck while he bent his head placidly, willing to be caressed. “I wonder if any other girl thinks her father is the best man in the world!”

“Nonsense, child; you‘ll think your husband better.”

“Impossible,” said Mary, relapsing into her usual tone; “husbands are an inferior class of men, who require keeping in order.”

Kalalalatja 🙌🙌🙌 13mo
hermyknee I love this book so much 💕 and what a pretty edition! 13mo
saresmoore @hermyknee It‘s so beautiful—the Penguin Classics Deluxe edition! No footnotes, though. 13mo
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emilyhaldi Ha! I always tell my husband I feel like I'm married to a 5 yr old boy 😜 13mo
saresmoore @emilyhaldi I‘m convinced that‘s the age at which they reach maximum maturity until they get married and are forced into growing up, slowly and painfully. 🙃 13mo
saresmoore @emilyhaldi I should clarify: not ALL men, just the ones to whom I‘m married or related. 😬 13mo
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Settings
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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Listened to the audiobook. The ending did not go how I expected it to at all and I expect the characters will stay with me for a while.