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bookishbitch
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgsen Burnett
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Did you know there are free audiobooks on Spotify? I only recently learned this. You are only limited to 15 hours a month though. I just finished listening to this and it was very sweet. I needed that dose of sweet. It was not what I expected at all, but I did really enjoy it. It also had a cast for the reading which added to its charm. This author also wrote A Little Princess, which was a favorite movie of mine. (The Shirley Temple version.)

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Tamra
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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My reading life is wrecked & ruined! 😭 I‘m almost angry at Steinbeck for writing this novel - what could possibly live up to it hereafter?

CallMeIshmael So you‘re telling me I need to finally read it? 6h
Tamra @CallMeIshmael my answer is a question. Why did I wait so long to read it? Especially when I‘ve liked, and even loved in some instances, his other work? 6h
CallMeIshmael @Tamra same….i just started it and actually am loving it 4h
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KathyWheeler I read this a few years ago as a buddy read, and it was so different from what I expected. I loved it, and it spurred me on to read The Grapes of Wrath. 4h
Tamra @CallMeIshmael 👏🏾 4h
Tamra @KathyWheeler Granted, I read GW a long time ago, but this seems head & shoulders better. What do you think? 4h
KathyWheeler @Tamra I liked The Grapes of Wrath, but I loved East of Eden. 4h
Tamra @KathyWheeler 🙌🏾 4h
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dabbe
A Separate Peace | John Knowles
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#middlegrademonday
@karisimo

An oldie, but a fave.

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AroundTheBookWorld
The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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TheAromaofBooks
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(thru ch 14) Well, ol' Robby has really been through it! Over 20 years!!!! I had no idea this book covered so much time. I'm still enjoying this one although he does get quite long-winded sometimes with his philosophizing, and the writing can be repetitive as he tells you what's going to happen and then tells what happened lol Obviously his desire to “get a servant“ instead of “get a companion“ is troublesome. But I thought his conclusions about ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) whether or not he had the “right“ to judge the cannibals and kill them were quite interesting. I couldn't believe that he had been on the island for years and years and still hadn't gone all the way around it?? That feels like it would be high on my priority list haha It also seems a bit unlikely that another ship would wreck in the same spot and STILL no survivors!

Any thoughts? Are you enjoying this one or no?
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Cuilin I am absolutely enjoying it. I was also surprised at how long he was on the island. His introspection regarding anxiety after discovering the footprint, I thought was really interesting. “What ridiculous resolutions men take, when possessed with fear! “ When he said to Man Friday you can call me master though 🤨 17h
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CogsOfEncouragement I am enjoying it. I have been surprised by how much he talks about his relationship with God. Though that would be natural in the circumstances, I just wasn‘t expecting it. When he said “all our discontents about what we want, appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have” got me thinking about all sorts of things, and it is a good lesson for children to grasp. 16h
Lcsmcat @CogsOfEncouragement A good lesson for all of us to grasp, I think. 8h
Lcsmcat @Cuilin I had no idea he was there so long either. I was expecting maybe 5 years. 7h
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IndoorDame
Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover 🧡 20h
Eggs Excellent 🧡👌🏼🧡 18h
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Schwifty
The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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Panpan

This is another one of those American classics I wanted to read, but ended up not liking too much. From what I can gather, the protagonist is a lady of high society who fails to marry the right man, doesn‘t take care to maintain appearances of being proper, ends up getting scammed, takes the fall for some other society lady in a scandal, gets kicked out of the clique, destroys her only method of retribution and then overdoses on sleeping drugs.

Schwifty So there‘s not too much mirth in this story. It reads as a psychological drama of wealthy women who maneuver and compete with each other based on who they married and how wealthy their husbands are. The high society and courting of the period are exhausting to keep track of. If you like dramas about women of the 19th century behaving badly, Nana by Emile Zola is far better. 1d
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RowReads1
Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontee
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CrowCAH
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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