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What did you all do with your book??
Also does anyone want this 🫣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️😵‍💫😱😅😬😝

dabbe Maybe a bonfire in the fall? 🤩😂😀 4d
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slategreyskies I actually knew someone once who named his daughter Clarissa because of this book. 😳 4d
TheBookHippie @slategreyskies NO NO NO NO … OY 4d
Lcsmcat @slategreyskies 😱Had he READ it??? Although better than naming a son Lovelace, I suppose. 4d
Lcsmcat I bought an ebook version, so no stashing it in an unsuspecting Little Free Library. Oh well. 4d
TheBookHippie @Lcsmcat 🤣🤣🤣 I never thought of a LFL 🤣🤣🤣😱 4d
slategreyskies @Lcsmcat yes! He was an 18th century literature professor! 3d
Lcsmcat @slategreyskies Let‘s hope _she_ doesn‘t read it! 3d
TheBookHippie @Lcsmcat I still can‘t believe we read it all!! 🤣 3d
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Big Books for Little Readers | Robin Works Davis
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I think #Clarissa would get them over the top as well. 😄

BarbaraJean 😂😂 3mo
dabbe So would THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. #thebros 😂 3mo
CarolynM 🤣 3mo
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Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand
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#Wondrouswednesday Thanks for tag @Eggs @TheSpineView ! I was out of town Wednesday so a day late.

1) I ❤️ history so it‘s hard to go wrong with most any time period
2) Starter Villain ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
3) Tagged, 7th longest book in English according to:

Amiable #Clarissa is number 1! Wow, now the bragging rights are even bigger and braggier, @Lcsmcat @BarbaraJean 😀 (edited) 6mo
Lcsmcat @Amiable And Richardson holds both the top two spots! 6mo
Texreader @Amiable 😃🎊🎉 6mo
TheSpineView 🥰🌞😊 6mo
Eggs Thanks for playing Karen !! 6mo
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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“Fashionably late” to the party—thanks for the tag, @GinaKButler !

1. I have an affinity for the Revolutionary War-era and early America.
2. First read of 2024 was a biography of P.T. Barnum
3. I‘ve read most of the biggies: War and Peace, Les Mis, A Suitable Boy. But I think “Clarissa,” which I read last year with the esteemed #Clarissa group, beats them all at circa 1,800 pages.


GinaKButler I think I‘m going to tackle Clarissa next year. 🫣 6mo
Amiable @GinaKButler I wouldn't read it again, but I'm glad I did it! I liked it better than “Les Mis,“ if that matters. 😃 6mo
Amiable @GinaKButler @Texreader just posted a link that says “Clarissa” is the longest book in the English language! As a fellow committed chunkster, you know you‘ve got to do it now. 😀 6mo
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Texreader @Amiable The question I have…is it worth it? Is it a high pick? I‘ve never even heard of it. But I do love my chunksters… 6mo
GinaKButler @Amiable I don‘t know if that‘s a glowing review. Les Mis was definitely not a favorite…😂 6mo
Amiable @GinaKButler Ha ha, I know! That‘s why I threw “Les Mis” into the mix. 😄 Also, have you read this one? I adored it: (edited) 6mo
Amiable @Texreader Is it a “high” pick? I‘d say no. Was it worth it, though? Yes, IMO. For a number of reasons —not the least of which are the bragging rights when you finally finish. 😀 Reading it with the #Clarissa group added a wonderful dimension to the experience— I‘d suggest a buddy read if you do decide to tackle it. 6mo
Texreader @Amiable Very helpful. I‘ll check it out and see if I might be able to stick with it. You‘re the best. Thanks!! 6mo
Amiable @Texreader Check with @Lcsmcat —she created a schedule for us last year that was very manageable. It was basically 50 pages per week, if I recall. We started it in January and completed it in October with group chats every Saturday. I thought that was very helpful in keeping the momentum going. 6mo
Lcsmcat @Texreader If you want the schedule we used last year (and don‘t want to scroll through a years worth of #clarissa tags) send me your email address to mischalynx at msn dot com and I‘ll send it to you. I‘m not sure if it was better the way we did it , in small chunks with breaks, or if powering through would be better. But take friends - it can get dark in there. 😂 6mo
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2023 was an interesting reading year. #Clarissa was the longest book and greatest challenge of the year, and Don Quixote was plenty long as well. I don‘t really do simply favorites, instead also considering the books that I think will be the most memorable. As of this moment, these are those books of 2023 for me.

#ReadingStats #2023stats #DaiseysReadingSummary

Readerann I got behind on the Clarissa year-long group read, then couldn‘t catch up (I‘m at 70%). Congrats on finishing! 👏 It‘s SO long. 😩 7mo
Daisey @Readerann So long! I don‘t know that I would have made it if I hadn‘t forced myself to mostly stick to the schedule and participated in some discussion with other readers. It‘s definitely one of the toughest to finish classics I‘ve read. 7mo
merelybookish Impressive dent on 1001 books challenge! 7mo
Daisey @merelybookish Thanks! Yes, this is the most I‘ve managed to finish in a year so far. 7mo
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I completed 45 books from the #1001books list this year for an updated total of 253 out of 1,318!

A few were rereads but from long enough ago that I didn‘t have dates in Goodreads. As usual, there were books I just pushed through to finish as well as fantastic reads.

Several were read for the #Reading1001 group, including 13 for #TBRTakedown. Many others were read with or for various readalong groups and challenges listed in the comments.

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Untitled | Unknown
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And that‘s a wrap on 2023! I‘m particularly tickled by the productive reading month that was October, especially since that was the month we finally finished the #Clarissa challenge! It‘s a buddy read that will live in infamy. 😀

Gissy Great!!! 📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉🥳👏👏👏👏 7mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 7mo
Ruthiella Great job! 👏👏👏 7mo
Cuilin 🎉🥳🎉 7mo
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 7mo
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I‘m all signed up for my favorite reading event of the year! Check out the #AuldLangSpine2024 details on @monalyisha ‘s post. Every year I get some fantastic reading recommendations through this event—it‘s a wonderful way to kick off the year. Thank you to @monalyisha for all the time you put into matchmaking for the #AuldLangSpine-ers each year!

Amiable Ha ha, as long as we didn‘t torment our matches my putting #Clarissa on our lists! 😄 7mo
TheBookHippie @Amiable oh my word … I left her OFF the list 🤣 7mo
BarbaraJean @Amiable @TheBookHippie 😂😂🤣 Yeah, it‘s pretty safe to assume that title will NOT be showing up on anyone‘s list! I‘m not sorry I read it, but I‘m not putting that on anyone else!! 7mo
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TheBookHippie @BarbaraJean 🤣🤣🤣💯💯💯 7mo
BarbaraJean @TheBookHippie @Amiable Can you imagine a list that was just Clarissa, Volumes 1-9? 😆😂 7mo
Amiable @BarbaraJean With all due respect to people‘s personal tastes —I don‘t want to be matched with THAT list. 😄 7mo
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