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ChelseaM6010
To Be Read at Dusk (UK) | Charles Dickens
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Probably a little early, but here‘s my #bookspin list for February!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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TheCruBoo
Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens
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Pickpick

I had read that 'Dombey and Son' is one of Dickens' underrated works, and this seems to be true. Although its main theme is sad and quite repetitive, as well as this being unnecessarily long (like most of his works), it is vintage Dickens with his characteristic satire and Victorian ethos.

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VioletMoonBooks
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DogMomIrene I should save this post for the times when the Yahoos in my small town start complaining about how much money was spent on our new modern library. 3w
DogMomIrene I should save this post for when the Yahoos in my small town complain about how much money was spent on our gorgeous new modern library. 3w
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Ericalambbrown
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I finally finished this book yesterday at lunch. In spite of it taking me 8 months to finish, I really did enjoy it. It‘s divided into 7 segments, each looking at a bit of Dickens‘s life (childhood, marriage, charity, public readings, etc). It‘s a ‘warts and all‘ account, often showing his contradictory & hypocritical opinions regarding society and mores. If you know most of his work you may enjoy, if not you may be bored as so much is cited.

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peanutnine
Holiday Romance | Charles Dickens
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Thanks again to everyone who participated in my #HolidayRomanceBingo last month. It was my first time hosting a readathon like this and I had such a great time seeing everyone's posts and reviews! ✨🎄💖
After tallying all the entries, the randomizer drew the giveaway winner: @OriginalCyn620 🎉
Send me an email sglance9@gmail.com with your address and let me know if there are any specific books you want and if your litsy tbr is up to date ☺️

Eggs Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉🍾 @OriginalCyn620 !!! 4w
wanderinglynn Congrats @OriginalCyn620 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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Ruthiella Congratulations @OriginalCyn620 !🥳 4w
julieclair Yay for @OriginalCyn620 ! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 And thanks, @peanutnine for hosting. Very fun! 4w
MicrobeMom This was a lot of fun! Thank you for hosting and congrats to @OriginalCyn620 4w
Read4life Thank you for hosting, @peanutnine & congratulations, @OriginalCyn620 🤓 4w
OriginalCyn620 Yay!! 😁 what a nice surprise! Thanks so much @peanutnine for hosting a fun challenge! 4w
bthegood congratulations @OriginalCyn620 4w
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tdrosebud
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I'm so sorry I forgot to post this when I got home @LeslieO ! I love it. The candy is gone, that sponge candy was so interesting! I really liked it. I'm thinking of saving the book for Christmas season this year but haven't decided yet. Thanks again!
Thanks for hosting #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon !

LeslieO You are so welcome! I loved the book and wouldn‘t blame you if you wait to read it next Christmas season. I hope interesting means you liked the sponge candy!😄 1mo
LeslieO BTW did you get the truffles I scattered in the box? I hope they didn‘t get mixed up with the packing stuff. (edited) 1mo
tdrosebud @LeslieO Yes I liked the sponge candy. It sort of reminded me of a malted milk ball but not quite. And all I received is what is pictured. There wasn't a truffle. 1mo
LeslieO Oh no I think I only put them in one of my swap boxes. 1mo
tdrosebud @LeslieO no biggie. I loved what I got! 1mo
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peanutnine
Holiday Romance | Charles Dickens
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#HolidayRomanceBingo reminder
I can't believe we're almost through December! Don't forget to tag me in either your reviews or your final bingo board so I can tally your entries for the giveaway! If I commented on your post then I've seen and counted the entry. I won't do the drawing until later next week so you have until the 3rd if you want to participate ☺️ I hope everyone had a happy holiday 🎄💖

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VioletMoonBooks
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Texreader Love this meme! 1mo
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282Mikado
Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens
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Another tale where Dickens is too verbose. Had 300 pages been left on the cutting room floor this good story would have been great. His garrulousness made this a book too easy to put down. Pity, I did enjoy many of the characters and the story a great deal.

Pip2 I remember thinking this after reading Hard Times, an appropriate title at that. It was a painful read with no real plot. The funny thing is, I think the two novels were written within five years of each other. At the time, he was married unhappily to his wife Catherine, and I think his creative prowess suffered at that time. In turn we suffered and had Hard Times with him. 1mo
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