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Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
This moving text recreates the social and cultural experience of a white West Indian woman struggling against the forces of disintegration in her life.
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currentlyreadinginCO
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Mehso-so

Finished this #pemberlittens read a bit late 😌😌. The concept of this book is extremely compelling but I found it confusing and slow 😴

dabbe Perhaps too much internal dialogue and not enough action. 💚 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO ehhh I think that I was in the wrong mood for it, as well.. not the most focus lately 😵‍💫 @dabbe 1mo
dabbe @currentlyreadinginCO I hear ya. I think the heat's getting to me. I just haven't felt like reading that much lately. 😞 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO Isn't it the worst @dabbe ... maybe a light romance will get me back into the swing of things 1mo
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julieclair
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Pickpick

This book, a prequel to Jane Eyre, was fascinating. And so very sad. Unfortunately, I now see Mr. Rochester in a new, and unflattering light. He has been crossed off my #bookboyfriend list.

I really enjoyed reading this with the #hashtagbrigade , excellently hosted (as always) by @BarkingMadRead

#LitsyLoveBingo #FlowersOnTheCover #LitsyLove
#192025 #1966 @Librarybelle
#ReadYourTBR @melissajayne
#ISpyBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Librarybelle I used this for #1966 too! 1mo
dabbe Agree 💯! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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KAO
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Panpan

This was a very challenging read for me! I might have enjoyed it more if I had read Jane Eyre shortly beforehand. My murky memories of Jane Eyre from 40 years ago really didn‘t help me out. I was grateful for the detailed notes in this volume though. Even so—just not for me.

KAO @dabbe “Better books ahead” is always the battle cry! (Plus, I enjoyed reading Rebecca so much that it was a tough act to follow.) (edited) 1mo
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mcctrish
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Pickpick


This is touted as a background story to Rochester‘s wife in the attic from Jane Eyre ( not officially a retell of a classic)
It‘s a tiny book, almost a novella, but what a wild haunting story. The POV changes, narrators are unreliable- I feel like I‘m the crazy one. What is real? What is happening 🤯

dabbe I just finished rereading Rochester's “explanation“ to Jane in JE. Totally different take this time around. I feel for “Bertha“, but both Jane and Rochester are so derogatory to her! It's awful! 😱 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
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I‘m traveling today for my daughter‘s baby shower, and I don‘t want to forget to post again!! Not posting daily is really throwing me off!

Part 3: whoa #backtoAasnarrator #sheisinthornfield #gracepoole #Adreamsthereisafire 🔥#hashtagbrigade

Librarybelle The dream was interesting. It was a nice tie-in to Jane Eyre and how the fire started. I did like that connection. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Is that a picture of aka Bertha or me reading this book? Congrats to your daughter! 1mo
IndoorDame I really like that it ends at Thornfield bc I think tying it back to JE so concretely, and starting the fire with a dream were great choices. But I thought the writing in this section was the weakest, and I‘m itching to reread JE now, and I‘m guessing if I do that feeling will only get stronger. 1mo
IndoorDame Also terrifying photo! England is clearly bad for the complexion 😂😂😂 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk @indoordame 🤣🤣 I was trying to find Bertha in the red dress, but the pics were too blurry 🙄 1mo
Aimeesue This section was so well done. The depiction of disordered thinking in someone with mental health issues was brilliant. 1mo
5feet.of.fury I liked the ending, but it seemed like a big jump from part 2 to tie everything up 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I do have a theory about why Richard was so eager to marry her off after part 3: he was afraid she would marry Sandi, since they were apparently into each other. And he was Black, so obviously that wouldn‘t do. I still don‘t understand why she agreed to marry Rochester though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
dabbe @Librarybelle The color red, too. Reminded me of the red room in JE. 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame 😂😂😂 1mo
dabbe @Clare-Dragonfly EXCELLENT thought that makes total sense in a book where stream of consciousness is everywhere! 👏 👏 👏 1mo
willaful I feel like the book was almost in code. I was missing something I needed to really get it, background or knowledge or a different frame of mind. It was truly heartbreaking nonetheless. 1mo
mcctrish @willaful same! I feel like I almost get it but not quite maybe I need to reread Jane Eyre 1mo
julieclair @Aimeesue I agree about the depiction of disordered thinking. Her decisions seemed so “logical” if you assume her thoughts were “rational”. And to her, they were. 1mo
julieclair I do wonder what would have happened if Rochester had really loved her and treated her as a cherished wife. Would she still have gone mad? 1mo
julieclair @BarkingMadRead How wonderful about the baby shower! 1mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe @Librarybelle I thought of that too. 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO I don't think that I was in the right frame of mind for this, I ended up just confused and tired after this one! 1mo
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Librarybelle
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Mehso-so

I feel bad for not liking this one as much as other fellow #PemberLittens did. The second part was so confusing - I‘m not the strongest reader of stream of consciousness understanding, let alone from two perspectives. One has to feel sad for Antoinette whose life did not seem pleasant.

This had been on my to read list for a very long time, so at least I can check it off. #HashtagBrigade #192025 #1966

BarkingMadRead That‘s what I love about Buddy reads, everyone feels differently about the book, and that‘s ok. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I wasn‘t much of a fan either. I didn‘t have any trouble with the stream of consciousness and very little with the shifting POVs… I just found it lacking. 1mo
Librarybelle That‘s a good way to describe it, @Clare-Dragonfly ! 1mo
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Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Agree 💯!!! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
rubyslippersreads I felt the same, @Librarybelle @Clare-Dragonfly 1mo
Librarybelle @rubyslippersreads It does make me want you read Jane Eyre again sooner rather than later! 1mo
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dabbe
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4/5 ⭐️s. In looking around, reviews are all over the place on this one. The writing was difficult to comprehend at times because of (I believe) the stream of consciousness POV shifts between Rochester and Antoinette, but I loved the challenge. I got lost inside Antoinette's mind and truly felt for her and her impossible situation. I now understand Rochester better, but that doesn't mean I like Mr. Byronic Badman anymore than I did in JANE EYRE. ⬇️

dabbe The descriptions of the landscape in Jamaica/Dominica were gorgeously lush; one could see why Antoinette's heart belonged there. A post-colonial look at Britain's and France's imposed domination over these islands was heartbreaking to read, but I learned so much history about this period that I didn't know before. Thanks @BarkingMadRead for guiding us through this one. #hashtagbrigade 🌺 1mo
IndoorDame Yes! To all of that!!!! The contrast of the the lush landscape and the bleakness of post-colonial devastation was one of my favorite aspects. 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame And the contrast with the bleak coldness of England! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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IndoorDame @dabbe yes! Makes England seem frightening! The first time I read this it was essentially a standalone read (maybe 3 or 4 months after I‘d read Jane Eyre) but I really want to reverse the order and reread Jane Eyre on the tail of this 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame I probably should, too. Especially where Rochester explains about his “wife“ to Jane! 1mo
IndoorDame @dabbe It‘ll definitely be interesting to hear the actual language in that scene now! …. I‘m super open minded but I cannot imagine a version of that conversation where I forgive someone for not telling me that long before I moved in and we married 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Aimeesue Great review, and I agree - I loved this one, mostly because I‘ve always hated Rochester and couldn‘t figure out why on earth anyone would find JE romantic. Just Ew, boy. I thought the stream of consciousness in the last part was brilliant. Poor Antoinette. (edited) 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame Rochester to Jane: Oopsy-Daisy! 😂 1mo
dabbe @Aimeesue Agree 💯! 🤩😀🤗 1mo
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

I found this opened up even more with a second read. I get why this isn‘t a popular book on Litsy, but I like experimental fiction & poetic writing & I‘m so impressed by what Rhys was able to do with Antoinette & Rochester‘s characters. The way she was able to open up their backstories, make them each both sympathetic & callous, and leave you in sync with the source story but also have things still feel ambiguous. #hashtagbrigade @BarkingMadRead

BarkingMadRead Well said! There are definitely parts I didn‘t like, but that is usually the case with most books. Overall, I enjoyed it, even the characters you love to hate 1mo
lil1inblue This is probably one of my favorite books. I love what Rhys did with it. Just fascinating. 1mo
IndoorDame @lil1inblue definitely one I‘m interested in rereading over time to see how it changes as I change and I get to know the book better. 1mo
dabbe Excellent review! I couldn't have said anything better! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
IndoorDame @dabbe 🤗😊🥰 1mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Mehso-so

Part 1 very clearly demonstrated the hardships her family faced. The rest? I found to be incredibly disjointed &alternate POVs should add more dimension, no reason to do it to add more misery, we know he is terrible from Antoinette. I didn‘t find that it made sense as a contained story. The background for this book is longer than the book in this edition& I needed to look up the history. It might be art but I didn‘t think it was good.

5feet.of.fury Couldn‘t have done it without #hashtagbrigade @BarkingMadRead 1mo
BarkingMadRead I was hoping this would make me think differently about R, but it only made me dislike him more! That POV change was not necessary, although I did like the POV in the third part. That second part was messed up 1mo
5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead I liked the 3rd part, the haziness& the 2 POVs 1mo
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Doppoetry It's recommended to read Jane Eyre before this novel, but even then this feels like it has little to do with Bertha, even if it gives an interesting insight into her supposed life before meeting Rochester. 1mo
5feet.of.fury @Doppoetry I read Jane Eyre (admittedly, long ago) from the footnotes Part 1 pulled from a lot of Rhys‘s own life & it probably would have been better following that path instead of trying to make it fit with Jane Eyre in my opinion, or if anything was more expanded on. 1mo
Doppoetry @5feet.of.fury Oh yeah, I agree, it would have worked so much better as a biography but having it fit the Bertha narrative was so messy 1mo
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Aimeesue The Bertha thing is so creepy. NO ONE likes the name Bertha as a lovely and mellifluous name. Liar. (edited) 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue it is 💯 messed up. So gross and super passive aggressive 1mo
Aimeesue @BarkingMadRead so controlling. Red flag! Red flag! 🚩 Sigh. Too late. 1mo
Bookwormjillk I keep confusing Rochester with Max DeWinter. We keep reading about these messed up men who believe themselves to be victims. 1mo
Librarybelle I was so confused when the narration kept changing. Admittedly, this one is a bit of a struggle for me…I feel like I‘ve not found a good rhythm yet with the writing, and we‘re near the end! 1mo
mcctrish @Librarybelle I keep wondering if I‘m the crazy one because WTF is happening 1mo
5feet.of.fury The Bertha thing, separating her from Christophine… husband is a creep. Wish the zombi got him 1mo
mcctrish @Aimeesue Bertha is brutal 1mo
5feet.of.fury @Librarybelle yeah, I do not get this one. I read through 2 pages & had no idea whose POV or what had happened. 1mo
Librarybelle Glad I‘m not the only one, @mcctrish @5feet.of.fury 1mo
IndoorDame @Bookwormjillk This actually does remind me a bit of Rebecca in the sense that all of the characters are unreliable, but there‘s still something about all of them that draws you into their worlds when they‘re the ones talking, and the whole place is intoxicating and bordering on fantastical. 1mo
willaful I continue to have no memory at all of having read this.

I'm furious and disgusted with Rochester. He's totally yellow-wallpapering Antoinette.
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Clare-Dragonfly I still don‘t get why Richard wanted Antoinette to marry Rochester so badly. She had plenty of money, she could have lived independently! @IndoorDame Yes, I was also reminded of Rebecca, and you‘ve articulated why very well! 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly I wonder if he just didn‘t want to feel responsible for her anymore? She would have been fine by herself, I don‘t know why he felt the need to marry her off 1mo
julieclair I am so disappointed in Rochester. He used to be one of my book boyfriends, but now he‘s off the list! 1mo
TheBookHippie Sorry I bailed. Too much life going on to read this darkness. 😵‍💫 1mo
BarkingMadRead @TheBookHippie you do you! No judgement here! 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Mehso-so

I guess I expected more out of this book—something surprising, different from what Bertha‘s life obviously would have been like before the events of Jane Eyre. And why did we need the Rochester POV sections? To establish him as a huge jerk? We‘re told in those sections that Antoinette is in love with him and I really would have liked to see her fall in love. But I don‘t understand what either of them or Richard got from the marriage. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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mcctrish
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I‘m just pretending its Friday over here

BookmarkTavern Cheers to that! 🥂 1mo
mcctrish @BookmarkTavern cuz it absolutely should be 😆👏🏻 1mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s Friday somewhere right? 1mo
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mcctrish @Bookwormjillk Yes!!! 🥂 1mo
Tamra It‘s always Friday after work! 😃 1mo
mcctrish @Tamra 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
dabbe Those nails! 💚🤩💚 1mo
mcctrish @dabbe they match nicely 🤣 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Getting my car serviced and I thought I would read a little bit of part two….. just over an hour later and I‘m done 🤣

IndoorDame I surprised myself, I‘ve actually been managing to read it slowly! Every time my mind wanders I put it down for the day. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @IndoorDame that‘s more or less what I‘ve been doing, but being stuck in a boring room for two hours changes things 🤣🤣 2mo
IndoorDame @BarkingMadRead so true!😆 2mo
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lil1inblue It's been a while since I read this, but I loved it. 2mo
5feet.of.fury I just started part 2, read 2 full pages and then said “whose POV is this?” And had to go back and read again 🤣 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury buckle up, it changes a few times during part 2 🤣 2mo
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dabbe
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#readyourkindle
@CBee

Here we go, May! 🤩🤩🤩

TheSpineView I am interested in what you think about 2mo
Deblovestoread I loved this so look forward to your thoughts 2mo
CBee Yay 😀 2mo
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dabbe @TheSpineView It's for my physical book club; I'll let you know! 🤩 2mo
dabbe @Deblovestoread Will do! 🤩 2mo
dabbe @CBee 🤗 2mo
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mcctrish
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Just started, read part 1, and holy smokes that‘s a lot of action piled into 35 pages 🤯😳

Tamra I have YET to read this despite it being TBR for so long! I‘m anxious to find out what you think. (edited) 2mo
mcctrish @Tamra I‘m getting old, it reminds me of something I‘ve read and I can‘t remember what ( I‘m not trying to be facetious - I know it‘s got Jane Eyre retell things about to happen) something Caribbean English race wars - maybe Black Cake 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
Tamra @mcctrish I do that all the time! 2mo
dabbe Better than 35 pages of a demon-sermon! #donewiththebros 😀 2mo
mcctrish @dabbe I‘m laughing out loud at your comment 🤣🤣🤣 I hope I never read a demon sermon again as long as I live 2mo
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dabbe
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#BookSpin2024 #BookSpin24 #BookSpin @TheAromaOfBooks

My updated #bookspin list for the whole year so far. 💙🩵💙

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fabulous!! 2mo
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks 🤩😀🤗 2mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Librarybelle Quite a lot to digest in Part 1! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I‘m thinking part two might need multiple posts 🤣 that was a lot (edited) 2mo
Librarybelle 😂 2mo
Bookwormjillk I read this not knowing what was a dream and what was real. I‘ve bailed on this book in the past, but I am determined to finish with the #HashtagBrigade 2mo
5feet.of.fury Poor Coco. I‘m glad Aunt Cora is coming back. I‘m so confused with the Mason/Cosway family tree. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle it was a lot! @Bookwormjillk I know that I read this in high school, and I remember that whole 1st part, and being confused about the races/race relations & our teacher thinking we were all very stupid. Which if she‘s the teacher, teaching us & we all did not understand I think that‘s a her problem lol 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury definitely a her problem! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury Mason is Antoinette‘s stepdad, but I didn‘t like her saying nee Cosway, because I always thought that was for marriage 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I found this quick to read but difficult to follow. If the present-tense portion near the end was a dream, were the other present-tense portions dreams? But I don‘t remember what they were anymore. I guess I‘m following the broad strokes of Antoinette‘s life, though. 2mo
dabbe Rhys writes as if she expects us to know and understand all about British and French colonialism in the Caribbean and the so-called pecking order determined by how much black blood was in you. I admit to having read some study guides for this one, and it helped tremendously. I think the strange man at the end of Part 1 (that Mason alludes to) is Rochester. #oytothevey! 😳 (edited) 2mo
willaful @BarkingMadRead Maybe it's one of those usages that changed? Like in Austen and other books of the time, “stepmother“ and “mother-in-law“ often seem to be switched, IIRC.

@dabbe Yes, it's frustrating! I'm confused too -- and have NO memory of having read this before, though I know I did. Too young no doubt.
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mcctrish I forgot what day we were meeting 🤦🏻‍♀️ this first part felt ripe with ominous vibes and while I get the white negro and black Englishman taunts I hadn‘t realized how angry they were ( although Tia not coming back with the stolen dress should have clued me in) poor Patrick ( and horse and parrot) what in earth will part 2 bring 😳 this is a wild fast ride. The mom was a piece of work but her yelling “no “ when Antoinette went to visit 💔 2mo
mcctrish I am curious what was the matter with Patrick ( some kind of palsy ?) and Antoinette was ill for 6 weeks not from being hit in the head from a stone ( thx Tia) but because her mother tried to kill her?! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish yeah that whole part of her being sick kind of went over my head. Really crazy 2mo
Bookwormjillk @5feet.of.fury a her problem for sure! 2mo
rubyslippersreads Not only is Part One full of drama and tragedy, I feel like what happens in Jane Eyre is hanging over everything. #PoorCoco #foreshadowing #impendingdoom (edited) 2mo
julieclair What a sad early life. Soooo much going on in these chapters. The noise in the bamboo had me wanting to scream “get out of the house”! And the mom‘s rejection of her… just heartbreaking. 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO @rubyslippersreads agreed about what happens in Jane Eyre hanging over the book! 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Hey y‘all, I deleted the first post, since it became quickly obvious that with different copies, we could never go by pages! So we will read a part per week, and discuss on Friday each week. It one of makes me sad 🤣 it will feel weird not to post every day, but we will be back to normal next month! #hashtagbrigade

IndoorDame I will totally miss your daily posts! But it works out well since this is when you‘re traveling. You can post pics of the amazing things you‘re seeing if you go into #hashtagbrigade withdrawal 🤣🧳📸💜 2mo
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Librarybelle Sounds good! 2mo
Bookwormjillk Works for me! 2mo
Deblovestoread Please add me for this one. Thanks 💜🌸💜 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO This works, thanks! 2mo
TheBookHippie Sounds good! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Please include me in the posts. Thank you. @barkingmadread 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Please include me in the posts. Thank you. @barkingmadread 2mo
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LitsyEvents
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Original post from @BarkingMadRead
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2727331

The #hashtagbtigade selection for May is #widesargassosea and we will read a chapter a day! Comment below if you are joining us for this book! Anyone can join at any time, just know that my hashtags are often ridiculous and always chapter spoilers, so don't read the post until you've read the chapter!

LitsyEvents ALSO I leave tomorrow for Europe so my posts will come at weird times of the day
I promise to post though!
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BarkingMadRead
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The #hashtagbtigade selection for May is #widesargassosea and we will read a chapter a day! Comment below if you are joining us for this book! Anyone can join at any time, just know that my hashtags are often ridiculous and always chapter spoilers, so don‘t read the post until you‘ve read the chapter! ALSO I leave tomorrow for Europe so my posts will come at weird times of the day 🤣 I promise to post though!

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IndoorDame Count me in! 2mo
peanutnine It was difficult for me to find a copy of this one but I finally snagged a large print from the library! I'm in ☺️ 2mo
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m in. Safe travels. Be wary of single men in Monte. 2mo
Librarybelle I‘m in…looking forward to it! 2mo
Librarybelle @Bookwormjillk 😂 Sage advice! 2mo
BarbaraBB For a lot of us your posts will come at perfect times 😉 2mo
TheBookHippie My library hold is enroute!!! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Ooh, I think I might join you guys! It's been so long, I'd love to re-read this one :) 2mo
Ruthiella I‘ve read this before but freely admit it was too dense for me to really follow. I‘d love to hear from everyone else what they make of it. 2mo
mcctrish I‘m in 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk will do 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Count me in! I‘ve been wanting to read this! 2mo
5feet.of.fury I‘m in 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2mo
kwmg40 Count me in! 2mo
dabbe #nobros; I'm in! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2mo
TheBookHippie Just have fun!!! We all will be here whenever you post! 2mo
TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB RIGHT?!?! 🤭😂 2mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂😂 2mo
willaful @Ruthiella same here! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Enjoy your travels! Lucky you! 2mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m looking forward to this one. It‘s been on my TBR list for ages. 2mo
julieclair Wait, didn‘t you just get back from Disney? I love your life! Enjoy! And… I am definitely in for May. This book has been on my TBR forever! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @julieclair yeah 🤣 it‘s a crazy month, Disney with a friend and then an anniversary trip with the hubs. I do not recommend such a quick turnaround, it‘s super stressful 🤣 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO Oh, I am in for sure - might be a few days late in starting but I'll catch up! Have the best time in europe! 2mo
julieclair Yes, I imagine the packing and catching up on real life in between is stressful. But once you are buckled into your seat on the plane, all stress goes away and you can just look forward to the trip! Have a fabulous time! Where are you going? And Happy Anniversary! 😃💖 2mo
BarkingMadRead @julieclair we booked a mystery trip, we are flying to London and we will find out where right before we get there. It‘s in an envelope on my island 😳 all we know is that it‘s a 2-4 hour flight from London 2mo
jenniferw88 I'm not joining the buddy read, but as I'm limited to 4 hour flights, I'm going to guess some locations: Spain (or one of the Balearic Islands) or Greece (or one of it's islands). 😂 2mo
rwmg I thought I read Wide Sargasso Sea quite recently but as it turns out to have been in 2013, perhaps it's time for a re-read. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I think I am going to pass on this one, but I'll be back for Little Women!!! Enjoy all your traveling - a mystery trip sounds both terrifying and fantastic haha 2mo
BarkingMadRead @jenniferw88 those are my husband‘s two guesses 2mo
daena Please count me in for this one too. Looking forward to it! 2mo
Larkken Your trip sounds so fun!!! I am in for this book. I‘ve been meaning to read it forever. 2mo
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm skipping May. Maybe on Little Women. Definitely in for August - Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell. 2mo
KAO Count me in! Have a great trip to Europe, by the way! 2mo
Aimeesue I‘m in. I‘ve had this on my TBR forever. Have a great trip! 2mo
Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk LOL! 😂 2mo
eeclayton Count me in, my copy has just arrived! Have a great trip! 2mo
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Doppoetry
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#Bookreport

📚Currently reading:

📕A Feast for Crows
📕The Goblin Emperor
📙The Return of the Sorceress

Progress:

Productive reading week, finished 2 novels. I am hoping to finish The Return of the Sorceress in the upcoming week and jump back into The Goblin Emperor proper.

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Doppoetry
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Mehso-so

Although the premise was interesting the writing style of this novel was too erratic and jumped from idea to idea without any transition. I shouldn't have been surprised by the racism but that was another very unpleasant experience reading this.

The author's life experience was a huge inspiration for this, considering that she is of mixed race. (As an immigrant who moved a lot I can completely relate to all of that)

Doppoetry The novel tries to make Bertha a more sympathetic character but I can't exactly feel bad for colonizers and racists.

I am not a huge fan of Mr.Rochester but he does come off like an intelligent man, despite his temper. I believe it to be a disservice to him as a character in general. I think he could have figured out Bertha's family history with mental illness on his own without being tipped off about it.
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Doppoetry I was hoping this novel would delve more into the mental illness aspect. But, it was more focused on blaming everything on Mr. Rochester and society's mistreatment of her, instead of a wider cause. (not that abuse can't make you mentally ill, sometimes mental illness runs in the family) (edited) 2mo
Doppoetry There is absolutely a wider discussion about imperialism/colonialism here and I completely understand the harm of it, but I don't think it's presented very well in this novel. Rochester's opinions on the colonized Jamaica feel stretched a bit too far, even if you read between the lines of Jane Eyre. 2mo
Doppoetry There is absolutely a wider discussion about imperialism/colonialism here and I completely understand the harm of it, but I don't think it's presented very well in this novel. Rochester's opinions on the colonized Jamaica feel stretched a bit too far, even if you read between the lines of Jane Eyre. 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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#ItTakesAllKinds

This book came to mind for #InsaneProtag 🤷🏻‍♀️One day I will actually read it, although I did see the movie.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover though! 3mo
Eggs Beautiful 🌿 3mo
rretzler I just finally purchased this. I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages. 3mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Movie: Rebecca

Klou ❤️📚❤️ 7mo
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Andrew65
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Mehso-so

Read this for #Dominica for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 but it can also be read for #Jamaica.

This was a very atmospherically written book and ideal for people who wanted to know some of Bertha‘s back story from Jane Eyre. I found it a very sad story, with little hope or lightness in it. The writing style really wasn‘t for me and can‘t say I particularly enjoyed the book, but I‘m sure I‘m not the intended audience. Just not my genre or style.

Andrew65 4th book finished for #NovelNovember
19th book finished for November #Rushathon @DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses
@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
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DieAReader 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 7mo
Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 7mo
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Andrew65 @Librarybelle Don‘t let my review put you off. I‘m not sure I am in the target audience and not sorry I read it. 7mo
Librarybelle No worries! I think #PemberLittens is reading it next year. With its connection to Jane Eyre, it‘s been on my reading radar for quite some time. 7mo
Andrew65 @Librarybelle I was surprised how short it was. I started and finished it today. 7mo
Ruthiella I didn‘t gel with this book either. The writing is evocative, but I didn‘t really have a handle on what was going on. 7mo
Andrew65 @Ruthiella I agree, at points difficult to know who was talking, who was there, where they were, etc. Very hard work as a reader. 7mo
OutsmartYourShelf Hated it. One of the first books I'd use for kindling if it came down to it. 7mo
Andrew65 @OutsmartYourShelf Can well see why. You do wonder how some books become so popular, whilst better written ones get nowhere. 7mo
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psalva
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Pickpick

The thing that I found so striking as I read this was how subtle the writing is and how much breath flows through its 171 pages. The themes of power/control/hatred/safety are prominent. Much can also be said about the feeling of being in-between (colonial generations, nationalities, race, etc.) A lot to ponder, and definitely something I will want to reread in the future.
#ReadingtheAmericas2023 #Dominica

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Oryx
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Three beautiful things. Book, coffee and pastel de nata.

TrishB That does look good 😁 13mo
batsy Yum! 13mo
kspenmoll Perfect way to start the day! 13mo
squirrelbrain Yummy! 13mo
julesG Perfect! 13mo
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Centique
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Pickpick

#Islandvibes Image of my hotel room on Waiheke Island last week.

Oh man this book. I loved Antoinette (the child who grows up to be Bertha in Jane Eyre). Rhys‘ writing is beautiful and although there is violence and tension around Antoinette, I revelled in her survival. And then we spend some time in Rochester‘s head and he made me So Angry. I loved this reading experience and at the same time I want to wring some necks!

Centique @batsy I see what you mean by prickly! I loved this and wasn‘t Christophine amazing 🙌. I will read this again sometime and get even more from it I think - there‘s a lot under the surface. 13mo
Cinfhen Stunning photo!!! Wow, that hotel looks amazing 🤩 so glad the book didn‘t disappoint 🫶🏼 13mo
TrishB Great review and view! 13mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead That looks beautiful! 13mo
LeahBergen Isn‘t it a great read? And what a view! 13mo
BarbaraBB What a view! And I am glad you loved the book that much! 13mo
mjtwo I loved both Antoinette and this book as a uni student. I need to prioritise reading both it and Jane Eyre again to see if I feel the same way 30 years later. (edited) 13mo
batsy So glad you loved it! And yes, it's a prickly read that kind of gets under one's skin, doesn't it? 🙂 That's a fantastic view, btw 😍 13mo
Centique @Cinfhen thank you. I had the job of organising a night away for a work conference so it was a nice escape - lots of rain again though ☔️☔️☔️ 13mo
Centique @mjtwo I read Jane Eyre again in my 40s and for me, it still was a cracking good read although I wasn‘t so enamoured of Rochester second time around. I want to read it again soon with a different view of Bertha in mind too. 13mo
Centique @batsy I will be thinking about it for a while 🤔 and thank you 😘 13mo
jlhammar Wow, that looks gorgeous! Great book. So glad you enjoyed! 13mo
Cinfhen Too bad about the rain 13mo
mjtwo @Centique I felt that way about Heathcliff! As a teenager, I thought he was so romantic; as an adult, I think he was abusive. 13mo
Centique @mjtwo yes!! I reread Wuthering Heights too and it was a completely different experience the second time. As a teen I was 100% team Heathcliff 😂😂 13mo
Reggie Lololol I thought those were rough waves and was about to say I hope you‘re ok but they‘re just clouds. 13mo
Centique @Reggie they do look like waves! 🤣😂 13mo
Centique I reckon you would like this book @Reggie this young wild girl in an almost haunted island (wild in the best kind of way) 13mo
Reggie I have it stacked but do I need to have read Jane Eyre before reading this one? 13mo
Centique @Reggie nah! I mean there are probably two facts from JE that are reflected in the book that make it more interesting just thematically. I‘ll put them below 13mo
Centique 1 - that Rochesters house gets burnt down at the end of JE. 2 - at some point in JE Rochester loses his sight 13mo
Centique @Reggie also Rhys is wildly different as a writer and what she is trying to do. She‘s basically taking a two dimensional character from a famous novel and giving her a complete back story - it‘s a rebellious act I think, and fascinating. 13mo
Reggie Love the passion, Paula. I will definitely check it out. 13mo
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Oryx
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Thank you so much @Caroline2 - i love it. I recently added this to an online shopping basket (not such a beautiful copy) but had managed to resist it so far. So I was delighted to get it today from you.

This is only my second one of these beautiful hardbacks - it's a bit dangerous. One is a one off, two is perilously close to starting a collection. ♥️💜♥️💜

Caroline2 So glad you like it. It‘s one of my favs. Sounds like good timing too. 👍 14mo
TheKidUpstairs Love. This. Book. (And such a gorgeous edition!) 14mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡 14mo
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Centique
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My pick for #TitlesandTunes #Islandvibes is Wide Sargasso Sea which I‘ve been meaning to read for ages (I‘m on a Jean Rhys kick at the moment). It‘s set in Jamaica and so I chose a song that was written by a Jamaican to go with it. Cherry Oh Baby was written by Eric Donaldson but I grew up listening to the UB40 version. I‘m sure the song and the book have VERY different vibes!

Cinfhen Love EVERYTHING about this post 😍🏝️🍒🌸 14mo
Centique @Cinfhen right back at ya! 😘💕 14mo
batsy I love this book (though it's a prickly kind of book, if that makes sense). I hope you like it! 14mo
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youneverarrived Great choice of book. I went through a Jean Rhys phase too, she‘s brilliant! 14mo
BarbaraBB Perfect book choice! And you can‘t go wrong with UB40 in an #IslandVibe playlist 🩷 14mo
Centique @batsy Prickly sounds wonderful to me! I really enjoyed her book Quartet. 14mo
Centique @youneverarrived thank you, I think so too! 14mo
Centique @BarbaraBB yes! They‘re such an island vibe aren‘t they? 🏝️💕 14mo
julieclair This one has been on my TBR for ages too. 14mo
Reggie Awww UB40 red red wine and I can‘t help falling in love with you❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
Centique @Reggie I can‘t help falling in love with you by UB40 is “our song” for me and hub. 🙌 Feels dated now but it was from when we first dated 1993 🥳😂 We‘re so old now! 14mo
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

It‘s not often that a retelling becomes a classic in its own right. There‘s so much packed into this short, meandering, atmospheric whirlwind that I think I‘d have to reread it to really take it all in the way I often do with poetry. Will I? Not immediately, but maybe someday.

dabbe It's stacked! ❣️ I've taught Jane Eyre for years; you'd think just MAYBE I would have read this by now. Oy. 🙄 1y
Chrissyreadit I loved this book. 1y
julieclair This has been on my TBR forever….. (edited) 1y
IndoorDame @dabbe @julieclair haha, I know that feeling too well! This one‘s worth it though, I think you‘ll like it ❣️ 1y
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IndoorDame
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It‘s easy to forget the phrase “a well read book” started as a physical thing. How many times do you think a volume has to be read before it becomes this? It‘s something we rarely see these days now that books are infinitely more affordable than they once were. Even library books rarely come to me like this. I love the reminder of how many people have read this before me. Kind of like reading the names off the old circulation cards.

ElizaMarie Well read books make my heart happy :) 1y
Leftcoastzen Sometimes those old books that were placed in the old library bindings, so well read the edge of the pages are velvety soft . 1y
IndoorDame @Leftcoastzen yes, I love that. These pages are getting a bit soft like that. But sadly, this one won‘t last like the old library bindings. I can‘t figure out why a library would invest in a plain paperback binding for something that‘s already a classic… 1y
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IndoorDame
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They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did. #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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rmaclean4
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Panpan

I have looked forward to reading this classic for years. I love Jane Eyre and wantes to know Bertha's back story. The writing style was not for me. The obvious symbolism and opaque writting did not work for me. 2 🌟 #52bookclub23 #Caribbeanauthor @LauraReads @KarenUK @britt_brooke @CarolynM @Smarkies @LeeRHarry @Clwojick @BookBelle84 @jennifer80 @Librarybelle @triplem80 @AshleyHoss820 @Read4life @Bluebird @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @ravenlee

Librarybelle That‘s a shame! This is on my to read list, as I too am interested in the connection with Jane Eyre. 1y
rmaclean4 @Librarybelle I hope it works better for you. 1y
squirrelbrain I didn‘t love this either when I read it a few years ago. 1y
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Daisey
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Pickpick

This is a short novel, but there‘s a lot to consider, especially about culture and names. The Caribbean setting was vibrant, yet the feeling of conflict was ever present. There were shifting perspectives and it always felt a bit disjointed, reflecting how the characters never find a way to trust or communicate clearly. It‘s definitely an interesting companion read for Jane Eyre.

#ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Dominica #1001books

Daisey Thank you @Johanna414 for an interesting read. I think this may be the fastest I‘ve completed a book from a Litsy swap! 1y
Librarybelle This has been on my radar for quite some time, namely for a companion read to Jane Eyre. 1y
Tkimsal We read this for book club. Stevie Nicks has a song called, “Wide Sargasso Sea,” based on this book. 1y
Daisey @Librarybelle Same here. It‘s been on my TBR a long time and I‘m so glad to have finally gotten to it! 1y
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Daisey
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This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while and I‘m excited to finally reading it.

#ReadAndEat #1001books #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Dominica

DocBrown Yum yum!! 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

Told in 3 parts, we see the childhood, early adulthood, and some time shortly thereafter of Antoinette, a white Creole/Englishwoman born in the West Indies. I liked the depiction of the societal tension between former white colonialists and black islanders descended from former slaves. I did find the writing a little odd. Soft pick for me.

#ReadingAmericas2023 #Dominica

BarbaraBB Such a good book. I didn‘t remember it is set in Dominica. Well played. 1y
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB The author was actually born and raised there, so if you can find another of her books, they would work for Dominica. 1y
5feet.of.fury I tried to read this in high school and was so lost. I‘m thinking about re-reading soon. 1y
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Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one but have yet to read it 1y
BarbaraBB Thanks! 1y
TalesandTexts Love this book. Incidentally, I read this before Jane Eyre and after I read JE, I felt WSS offered such a well-rounded perspective. Both in terms of gender and colonisation. 1y
Hooked_on_books @TalesandTexts I keep meaning to read Jane Eyre (and actually read the first chapter a couple months ago but haven‘t picked it back up), and now I‘m more encouraged to do so. Thanks! 1y
TalesandTexts @Hooked_on_books I totally resonate. I actually found it hard to commit to Jane Eyre on paper. But found the free audible version highly engrossing. 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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Well, this is cool! The copy I‘m reading has been in circulation at my library for over 55 years.

TrishB Very cool 😁 1y
wanderinglynn 🤩 awesome! 1y
GingerAntics How cool!!! 1y
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AmyG Wow! 1y
Leftcoastzen Love it! 1y
ravenlee 😍 I really enjoyed this one last year. Hope you do, too. 1y
Tamra I miss library date stamping & names on checkout cards. 1y
sarahbarnes Wow! This has been on my list to read forever. 1y
Megabooks Neat! 1y
iread2much That is very cool! One of the saddest days I‘ve had working at libraries was when they got rid of date stamps. 1y
LeahBergen Very cool! 1y
BarbaraBB Wow! If it could talk.. 1y
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB That‘s what I was thinking! What could this book tell me about where it‘s been? Plus it‘s still checked out a couple times a year, which is just fabulous. 1y
BarbaraBB It is! 1y
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Daisey
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I‘ve finished my Christmas cooking for today and been out to feed the calves, so I have a few quiet hours before church. This seemed the perfect time to open my Jolabokaflod package. I‘ve been wanting to read this book for a few years but couldn‘t easily borrow a copy, and it will work for #ReadingTheAmericas2023! I opened the chocolates and they‘re delicious. Thanks so much Johanna! Merry Christmas Eve! 📚🎄

#Jolabokaflod #JolabokaflodSwap

Johanna414 Merry christmas! 1y
Crazeedi Merry Christmas!❄💖 1y
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johncadams
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I love the humanity behind this novel and the many good reasons that Jean Rhys had for writing this story.

#literature

mjtwo One of my favourite books 2y
Chrissyreadit I loved this book. 2y
johncadams @mjtwo Me too! 2y
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MissLucyIrene
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I first picked up Jane Eyre for a uni course, and I wish we had to read this book as part of it too.

It gave me so much to think about, and while it is a different style and tone to Brontë, I think it helps make the story and the characters of Rochester and “Bertha” that much more interesting.

Finished in a day too, so that‘s a bonus!

#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #penguin #widesargassosea #brontë #jeanrhys #janeeyre #readinaday

KathyWheeler I loved this book and loved getting a story about what might have turned Bertha into the madwoman in the attic. (edited) 2y
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ravenlee
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Pickpick

I liked but didn‘t love this. The first part, Antoinette‘s perspective, was my favorite, but I didn‘t much care for the unnamed groom‘s (Rochester) POV. The last part came very abruptly, and it was disjunct and weird - but it works because we‘re inside the mind of a madwoman. I wish there had been a bit more to the whole story.

Lindy This has been on my TBR forever. Based on your description, I think I will like it. 2y
ravenlee @Lindy I hope you do. It‘s a quick read, though some of the dialogue is in dialect so it slowed down a bit to decipher it. I never liked Rochester, and he‘s even less appealing and sympathetic in this story. 2y
Lindy @ravenlee I really dislike Rochester in the Jane Eyre story. Not too fond of Jane either… 2y
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ravenlee
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“I do not like what I have seen of this honourable gentleman (Mr. Rochester). Stiff. Hard as a board and stupid as a foot, in my opinion, except where his own interests are concerned.”

Pretty much my opinion of Mr. Rochester, too. My MIL and SIL swear eternal devotion to Jane Eyre and the cult of Rochester, and I‘ve never understood why. I find him repugnant.

Ruthiella He is an a**hat. But on the third reading of Jane Eyre I accepted that Jane truly loves him and he her. 2y
ravenlee @Ruthiella I‘ll buy that, but I‘m no big fan of Jane either. They‘re welcome to each other. Hubby watched the 2011 JE with Michael Fassbender with me last year. His big takeaway was “what the hell is wrong with my mother and sister for loving this guy?” Which made me feel better about marrying into this family, a bit. 2y
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HeatherBookNerd
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Pickpick

I love Jane Eyre and have been meaning to read this for ages. It is fascinating to read this imagined backstory of the mad woman in the attic. And it certainly challenges you to rethink Rochester. While enthralling to a point, the prose was sometimes so ethereal and wandering that I felt a bit lost. But well worth reading.

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BookmarkTavern
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Pickpick

Antoinette Cosway moves from a traumatic childhood of loss and pain to an arranged marriage with a man who cares more about her money than her.

Made me think of The Yellow Wallpaper. A fascinating exploration of of the expectations of a woman with wealth, and what happens when she brushes those expectations aside. Also, very lush descriptions.

This felt very disjointed, and I feel it actually suffered by switching POV multiple times. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern Thanks again @iread2much ! ❤️ 2y
5feet.of.fury I read this in high school and could not get it. I didn‘t understand who anyone was. I should really try again as an adult. 2y
BookmarkTavern @5feet.of.fury If you enjoyed Jane Eyre, I‘d recommend giving it a second chance. 👍🏻 2y
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BookmarkTavern
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Home again, home again, jiggity jig. With three blood clots and a prescription for blood thinners. Fun times.

Going to move to a different book. Reading about the beginnings of the UK‘s NHS is not what I want right now after spending last night in the emergency room.

This was my #LittleChristmasSwap from @iread2much and I‘m so excited to get started!

AmyG Yikes. Hope you are better soon! 2y
asterese I hope you get well soon! 2y
BiblioLitten Hope you get well soon. 💕 2y
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sarahbellum Feel better soon 💖 2y
rockpools Urgh. Blood clots are scary. Hope you can take it super-easy for a few weeks. Get well soon! 2y
Yuki_Onna Good you're back home. Get well soon! 2y
BookBr Ugh the ER is the worst. I hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no! Feel better soon ❤️‍🩹 2y
truthinfiction Take good care!! Hope you feel better soon! ❤️🌺 2y
iread2much I hope you enjoy the book! 2y
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Sapphire
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Sunday evening flight home and starting a new title. Miss my girls already. Glad for returning to the warmth of home.

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lynneamch
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I'm reminded I should reread this masterpiece, Rhys's imaginative take on the madwoman in the #attic from Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre. Pic of Mobile Bay off the Gulf of Mexico, which Google tells me is a "sea" of the Atlantic Ocean. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

KathyWheeler Weird. I live by Mobile Bay but I never really thought of the Gulf as a “sea” of the Atlantic, but I guess it is. 2y
jlhammar Good one! Love this book. 2y
Eggs Perfect 🤩 2y
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readordierachel
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Some good finds at the thrift shop today 📚🎉

vivastory Dig the cover of the Sargasso 2y
readordierachel @vivastory It‘s great, isn't it? 2y
CarolynM Very good finds👏👏 2y
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youneverarrived Beautiful covers 😍 2y
merelybookish Oh Rhys! Have you read Wide Sargasso Sea? I read it eons ago but it left an impression! 2y
Suet624 That cover of Lahiri‘s book would be a wonderful painting on my wall. 2y
readordierachel @CarolynM It was a lucky day! 2y
readordierachel @merelybookish yes, same! I read it in college and have often thought of it. So I took it as a sign that I should reread it :) 2y
readordierachel @Suet624 it It's striking, isn‘t it? Would make a lovely artwork! 2y
EvieBee Oh, nice! 2y
BiblioLitten The book by Rhys is on my TBR. Love the cover too♥️ 2y
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BookmarkTavern
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I forgot to post it last night, but I opened my #LittleChristmasSwap from @iread2much and I am absolutely delighted! And the card made me laugh out loud! 😆

I shared the candies around my family and they were thoroughly appreciated! ❤️

iread2much I‘m so glad! I always try to send unique candies. I hope you enjoy the book! 2y
BiblioLitten That card is hilarious! ♥️ 2y
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