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TieDyeDude
Letters | Horace Walpole
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#LitsyLove is a truly international group! Check out the map of where our members are from.
If you love snail mail and want to join our group, email @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks at loverofbooks75@gmail.com 💌

Deblovestoread Love seeing the map. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!! 2mo
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TieDyeDude
Letters | Horace Walpole
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#litsylove progress today is slower than planned, but I got through February, and I'm now replying to mail from March! 😁 #SlowMailisBetterThanNoMail
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha! I‘m working on mine too! 📝📮 2mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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AroundTheBookWorld
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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AroundTheBookWorld
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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Mehso-so
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rubyslippersreads
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I ended up enjoying this, although I got a bit tired of Evelina‘s worshipful letters to her foster father. She was almost too good (and sometimes too naive) to be true . I also found the twist at the end pretty unbelievable.

I loathed Mme DuVal and the Branghtons. Captain Mirval was a jerk, but sometimes funny. Clement was a creep, and Lord Orville was, like Evelina, almost too good to be true. So I guess they were meant to be together. ⬇️

Deblovestoread What a beautiful edition 💜💚💜 3mo
rubyslippersreads ⬆️ I‘ve always wanted to read this book—thanks to @TheAromaOfBooks for organizing this group read.

Pictured is my mom‘s copy, published in 1904. I love the Hugh Thomson illustrations.
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TheBookHippie Beautiful copy!!! 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oh what a fun edition!! Thank you for reading along with me!! I did overall enjoy this one, but definitely found the pacing to be uneven. The sections with Evelina's terrible relatives...!!!!! Way too long 😂 3mo
LeahBergen Beautiful edition! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, I love the illustrations! Thanks for sharing them! 3mo
batsy Beautiful edition! And your mum's copy 💖 3mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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AnneCecilie
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#BookReport

A late report since I‘ve spent the day with my nieces shopping

Finished Evelina #RandomClassics, Erasure and Eve

I read Hangman

I‘m currently reading Physical, Ordinary Human Failings and Wifedom

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Mehso-so

Well, that certainly is a story I‘m glad to have finished 😆

Funny, but boring—the funny parts did not advance the plot and dragged on. Evelina is a sweet character, but I really didn‘t understand the attraction the men had for her, or her for Lord Orville. If Jane Austen read this and thought “I can do better,” I can see why! #RandomClassics

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AnneCecilie
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I read the novel through the Gutenberg project so while I was looking for a cover, I came across this one that seemed to fit the novel.

17 yr Evelina doesn‘t know much about the world, when friends take her to London for a few weeks. During her first dance she manages to break a lot of the rules. At time Evelina‘s naïveté is a little annoying, but it does much all the other annoying characters, mostly men who can‘t take a hint

AnneCecilie Something is always happening and there‘s no drawing out anything. I enjoyed this. So happy you hosted a buddy read #RandomClassics of this one @TheAromaofBooks 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thank you for reading along with me!! 3mo
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