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Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths | Barbara Comyns
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Thankful for so much today, not least of which is all the good books and good friends I've found via Litsy. Also, that my life is not the least like poor Sophia, in the book I've spent much of today reading. Happy Thanksgiving to those to whom it should apply and happy Thursday to everyone else. 🧡

BarbaraBB This title has been calling my name for years. Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy Thanksgiving 🤍 3d
Leftcoastzen Happy Thanksgiving! I finished one book ! 3d
Ruthiella Happy Thanksgiving! I found this book depressing. Poor Sophia is right. 😢 (edited) 3d
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LeahBergen Happy Thanksgiving to you! ❤️ 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Happy Thanksgiving! 2d
Cathythoughts Happy Thanksgiving 😘 2d
quietjenn @BarbaraBB isn't it such an evocative title? That was the same for me but recent Comyns readings spurred me to finally pick it up. As @Ruthiella notes, it's not the happiest of books, but I thought it was terrific. 2d
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Sophia, our very naive protagonist, marries young in a rushed wedding that no one approves of. What follows are years of poverty as she supports her artist husband and child. She never loses her spirit but she also never really seems to mature. I frequently wanted to shake her but that just shows how vivid the writing was. Sometimes funny, often harrowing all in under 200 pages. What book by Comyns should I read next?

vivastory The Vet's Daughter! That was my first by Comyns, but I def recommend & I will be reading more. Magical realism meets suburban gothic 3w
Jas16 @vivastory That sounds fantastic! Adding it to TBR immediately. Thanks. 3w
batsy Sounds really good. We just did a group read of The Vet's Daughter and I need more Comyns in my life! 3w
Jas16 @batsy I didn‘t realize you were all reading one of her books until after going back look at some of her other titles but I am excited to see that you all liked it. 3w
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3.5⭐️ If Sophia Fairclough was my sister or my daughter, I would have pulled her out of her misery. A dimwit as a husband is enough to deal with, and yet she let herself be in repetitive failures 🙄 A mistake made more than once is a decision! Gaaahhh!!! What a frustrating ride!

BarbaraBB Great review. I just read another book by her and was wondering if I should read yours too. 13mo
sisilia Ooohh I have The Vet‘s Daughter and I heard it‘s quite unusual. I‘ll keep that for next year 😂 Our Spoons is a quick read; I liked it despite my frustration with the narrator 😆 13mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚❤️📚❤️ 13mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎈🧁📚💜 13mo
sisilia Thank you @LeahBergen and @batsy 😘🥳 13mo
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#nyrb #bookhaul alert!! 🚨
Thanks to @MicheleinPhilly for informing me of their last sale, whereupon I lost all self control 😬😘❤️😜🤗💸

Kalalalatja Those covers 😍 3y
MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍Always happy to be an enabler! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Love those covers! Love nyrb covers generally! 3y
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saresmoore Yay! 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! I have the three in the middle. 😆 3y
BarbaraBB Such great covers! 😍😍 3y
batsy Nice!! 😍 3y
DivineDiana Love! I need to pay attention to @MicheleinPhilly alerts! 😉 3y
MicheleinPhilly You mean you weren‘t already @DivineDiana??? RUDE! 😜 3y
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly Closer attention that is! 😉❤️👍🏻 (edited) 3y
Reviewsbylola So glad I didn‘t know about this!! 3y
Mdargusch Looks like I will have to reconfigure some Christmas presents I bought from this sale. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3y
emilyhaldi Oh no!! @Mdargusch sorry 😬😬😬 (edited) 3y
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What a tragic and important book! The simple, yet clever, voice makes this difficult book seem like light reading and is also where the book gets its humor. I found it sad that even though destitute, she couldn‘t (or wouldn‘t) talk about what horrible conditions she and her child were living in. Although thankfully, things do look up toward the end of the book.

batsy Fabulous covers 😍 4y
HotCocoaReads @batsy These Virago editions are fun! 3y
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1. The tagged book and Furiously Happy on audio.
2. Born a Crime, The Hate U Give and Circe
3. Historical Fiction and Mysteries
4. Teapots, mugs, bookmarks, magnets
5. All littens who want to play


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"I had a kind of idea if you controlled your mind and said, 'I won't have any babies' very hard, they most likely wouldn't come. I thought that was what was meant by birth-control, but by this time I knew that idea was quite wrong."

?Quite wrong. Horrifically wrong.

Today's #BookMail was a welcome surprise after my three day battle with UPS over the condition of my driveway being quite safe to drive a truck. ???‍♀️ #seriously #problems

elkeo_TheBookDragon Love these covers! 4y
Leftcoastzen Goodness! You over the river and through the woods? I fought with mine at another place, Small driveway , busy St. 4y
Jess_Read_This @Leftcoastzen According to Spencer, my regular UPS driver, my trees hang too low for the truck. Then the next day, he had concerns about his tires in the dirt. I had to leave a pickup in the mailbox even though it was against the rules. 🙄 So last night we were tree trimming since my Prime Day stuff is imminently arriving! Lol!! 4y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo I'm obsessed with them too. I love pretty books. 4y
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