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Night Walks | Charles Dickens
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#Naturalitsy #MidsummerSolace

I've created a new activity for #Litsolace events called #WednesdayWanderings where we discuss our favourite walks every week.

🧭 Where is your favourite local walk?
🌄🌇 Do you prefer urban or rural settings?
🗺 Describe the terrain, atmosphere, and any local wildlife?
😊 How does the walk make you feel? Does it hold any special memories for you?

Please include any photos on your posts so we can all see. X

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Daisey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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Pickpick

I liked this, but I think I either needed more context for the historical aspect than the few minutes of online reading I did or more love for Great Expectations to truly appreciate it.

#ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #audiobook

BkClubCare Oh! One of my favorites 2mo
Librarybelle Good to know about the context and how helpful it would be to have some knowledge of Great Expectations! 2mo
Daisey @BkClubCare Do you love Great Expectations or Dickens in general? I feel like that would have made this more impactful for me. (edited) 2mo
BkClubCare @Daisey - not sure if I have truly read Great Expectations or just “know” the story, and I like Dickens well enough. Can‘t remember why I enjoyed this one so much but I did. Years ago 😊 2mo
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Daisey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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It was a beautiful evening, so I spent a bit of time in the hammock in the back yard with Gandalf and my current audiobook. Mr. Pip is set in Papua New Guinea and includes the only white man remaining on the island reading Great Expectations to students in the local school.

#audiobook #ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #HammockReading

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Eggs
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Pickpick

A charming re-imagining of how Dickens was inspired to create his classic Christmas story 🎄

#LitsyLove
#ReadAway2024

DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
Eggs @DieAReader 😍🙏🏻 2mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
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But, if the spirits of the Dead ever come back to the earth, to visit spots hallowed by the love—the love beyond the grave—of those whom they knew in life, I believe that the shade Agnes sometimes hovers round that solemn nook. I believe it none the less because that nook is in a Church, and she was weak and erring.
#OliverTwist #CharlesDickens #lastline #book #books #Classics #Fiction #HistoricalFiction #Literature #Novels #19thCentury #Victorian

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AroundTheBookWorld
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He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!
#AChristmasCarol #CharlesDickens #Fiction #Christmas #Classics #Fantasy #Audiobook #Literature #HistoricalFiction #Holiday 🩷🩷🩷

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The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens
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Panpan

The characters in this story are caricatures. There‘s the evil like Quilp and the good like Nell and Kit. Quilp is punished by drowning, like Quilp. And the good are punished by sickness, like Nell. What a horrible ending. Dickens has the longest sentences and writes about 400 pages more than necessary. It‘s baffling to me that Dickens can write something beautiful like A Tale of Two Cities or David Copperfield, and then write something like this…

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AroundTheBookWorld
Marley: A Novel | Jon Clinch
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Marley: A Novel | Jon Clinch
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Jacob Marley, business partner to Ebenezer Scrooge, is very much alive: a rapacious and cunning boy who grows up to be a forger, a scoundrel, and the man who will be both the making and the undoing of Scrooge.
#Marley #JonClinch #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #bookqueen #quote #HistoricalFiction #Fiction #Christmas #Retellings #Historical #BritishLiterature #Holiday 💚💚

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Currey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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#readingoceania2024 #Papuanewguinea A story about the inspiration of teachers and their ability to open horizons through the love of a good book, in this case Great Expectations. However, set in the middle of an horrific and brutal civil war. Moving read.

Librarybelle Nice photo! 4mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. Can‘t remember the setting in Papua New Guinea or I would have saved it for the challenge 😀 4mo
Currey @BarbaraBB Yes, the author never actually mentions the name Papua New Guinea but he does names the towns, the cooper mines, and the civil war 4mo
BarbaraBB Clever choice!! 4mo
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