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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Chrissyreadit
Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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This was a pick for me!!! Although I stink at keeping up with anything I was determined to read this #janeadjacent #pemberlittens selection- and I‘m so glad I did. I really enjoyed the story and will def read the next book.

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StayCurious
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.13-14:
Poor Mr. Vincent, to feel obliged to his patroness Lady FitzCameron so that he overtaxed himself nearly to the point of death. And to think she won‘t feel even a glimmer of guilt over it. And then, there‘s Melody. It‘s obvious she‘s talking of captain Livingston. Ooh, what a pig he is! He‘s probably got all sorts of secret engagements with all sorts of girls.

willaful Starting to get more of a “Sense and Sensibility“ vibe now, though also some “Emma.“ It would be more interesting if it *isn't* Livingston, but it certainly seems the most plausible. I'm surprised Jane didn't immediately see it, but she doesn't expect people to behave that badly. 18h
BarkingMadRead @willaful I was definitely getting Frank Churchill vibes at first, but now I‘m getting Willoughby vibes. Either way, I don‘t trust Livingston at all! 18h
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mcctrish I can absolutely hear Ron Swanson uttering those lines. Captain Livingston is giving me Sir Edward Denham from Sanditon vibes ( in fact that‘s who I picture) melody continues to be insufferable just like her mother 17h
willaful It was interesting to see that magic *does* have some uses in their society. I wonder what else we don't know about yet. 17h
mcctrish @willaful yes! Certainly like the magic healers more than leeches 😬 16h
vonnie862 @willaful yes, Sense and Sensibility for sure. Now poor Mr. Vincent. I'm glad he got help in time. 11h
BarbaraJean Ugh - Lady FitzCameron is so awful. Poor Mr. Vincent. Livingston is indeed shaping up to be quite the cad: secret engagements, mooching money, toying with who knows how many girls' affections! @willaful I'm interested to see other uses for magic as well--the “cold-monger“ seems to be the only application we've seen beyond magical artistry & entertainment. @mcctrish I was worried about Mr. Vincent when the doctor showed up with the leeches!! 7h
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BarkingMadRead
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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Our last day in Disney, and our flight doesn‘t leave until tonight. So I‘m sitting in the lobby with a stack of books. Life is good. I‘ve finished this one, and I‘m moving on to the Robe for a little while 🤣 #austenadjacent I‘m giving this a soft pick #pemberlittens #janeadjacent @StayCurious

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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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5feet.of.fury He certainly didn‘t do himself any favors. They served him a plausible excuse for the initial identification & he brushed it off immediately. Everyone just having an awkward lunch waiting for the other shoe to drop 1d
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IndoorDame I‘ve been dying for her to snap out of it and act like this with Mrs. D. but did it really take a murder to get her there?! Jan‘s perspective is all out of whack! 24h
ElizaMarie "I'm afraid it does not concern me very much what Mrs. de Winter used to do," I said. "I am Mrs. de Winter now, you know.” —— ?? 23h
Clare-Dragonfly So this is what it takes to get Jan to grow a backbone! I know it‘s not really the murder, it‘s the belief that Maxim didn‘t love Rebecca. Her priorities are all out of whack. I wonder what exactly Frank knows, and why he is protecting Maxim. 23h
Bookwormjillk Life according to the Colonel: Murder ok poetry bad. This is why rich people get away with crimes. 23h
ElizaMarie @Clare-Dragonfly , I feel like Frank knows pretty much everything. I mean, maybe not the threat of the heir, but Max did it. The secret is safe with Frank, who knows Rebecca's type, her evil, manipulative ways. If he could look the other way as long as he did (unless he just figured it out), he has no plans of coming clean. 22h
5feet.of.fury Also Maxim‘s obsession with Jan looking young and naive is so icky 20h
dabbe @Clare-Dragonfly Especially since Rebecca seems to have had a fling with him as well. Maybe he's in love with Rebecca. That would make things even more interesting. 🧐 18h
willaful @5feet.of.fury Yes. He's never going to allow her to truly mature. 18h
TheAromaofBooks @willaful @5feet.of.fury - I definitely think it's a strong reaction to how horrible his life was with Rebecca who was “worldly,“ a serial cheater, into drugs, etc. His response seems to have been to find someone as “innocent“ as possible and his fear is that as she learns more of the world she'll become another Rebecca. I think his hellish time with Rebecca has left him unable to see that genuine maturity between two reasonable people leads to ⬇ 3h
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) a working partnership that benefits both people. His experience with women seems to be on a “knows nothing“ to “loves to do drugs, sleep around, and rub it in her husband's face“ scale, so while the whole “she needs to stay innocent“ thing does come off kind of creepy, I think he believes he's protecting both himself and the narrator, rather than holding her back. 3h
5feet.of.fury @TheAromaofBooks I can see what you are saying, makes sense. although we are just taking Max‘s word that Rebecca was all these horrible things… I‘m not sure what to believe from him. If he‘s just told this story now that the murder is out. 1h
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Princess-Kingofkings
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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If only Jane could maintain this mantra… #Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent @StayCurious

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StayCurious
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Sorry for the late post! Ch.9-12: what an interesting character Vincent is! I‘m not quite sure what to think of him - and neither is Jane. I worry about Captain Livingston and Melody doing something silly. Not sure what yet…but he spends more time with her then is proper I think and Melody loves the attention. And then to find out he is secretly engaged to Beth! What a cad! ⬇️

StayCurious Poor Jane. To be tempted to use glamour to change her appearance. I understand - but I think it‘s a dangerous path to take. Besides - everyone would know what she was doing, just like with Miss Fitzcameron. But hearing mean comments at the dinner, that had to hurt. Poor Vincent-I wonder how often people die or become ill overdoing glamour. clearly Lady Fitzcameron didn‘t care about his health. He‘s like a toy she gets to display at her whim. 2d
Librarybelle I feel bad for Jane. 2d
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vonnie862 Ooh I sense drama unfolding! Mr. Livingston is a cad! 2d
willaful Honestly, I was just feeling like the book was dragging and something had better *happen*. I'm not used to fantasy being so plotless, and surely there's some actual uses for their magic besides entertainment? 2d
Princess-Kingofkings I wish Jane thought more of herself. I was excited that she chose to be concealed until I saw it create more concerns for her. 2d
StayCurious @willaful I‘m with you - it is slow. And I was starting to wonder, how is there a series of like 6 books when I can‘t see there being much story to stretch. I hope more happens with the magic. I‘m interested in Vincent‘s background. 2d
mcctrish Well we‘ve got a 🎶you love her but she loves him and he loves somebody else, we just can‘t win 🎶 situation unfolding. Someone needs to intervene on Beth‘s behalf cuz Livingston just lost her allowance. Vincent loves Melody?! Livingston can have Melody, they both suck! 2d
DebinHawaii @mcctrish I agree Beth is too sweet & good for Livingston. He & Melody are better suited as they both seem to be users & losers! 😠 1d
BarkingMadRead Ugh I think Livingston is using Beth for her money, and I think Vincent put Jane in that painting, even though she looks like Melody. It reminds him of their Tableau together, and in the tableau she looked like Melody 1d
julieclair @BarkingMadRead ooohhh… interesting thought about it really being Jane in the tree painting. I do believe Vincent is in love with Jane. 1d
BarbaraJean @BarkingMadRead I thought the same about the “her” in the tree being a reference to Jane instead of Melody. In spite of his brusqueness, Mr. Vincent seems to truly respect and appreciate her. Mr. Dunkirk seems to as well—it‘s frustrating that Jane doesn‘t see those signs because she‘s too insecure—and because she keeps comparing herself to Melody. 1d
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Ruthiella
Untitled | Unknown
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#weekendreads

📚Continuing with Rebecca for #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade

📚Trying my first Maggie Nelson with some trepidation

📚My last #Roll100 for April is the next Aubrey/Maturin book in the series

📚Finally picking up Vonnegut again after almost five years.

vivastory That's one of my favorite Vonnegut books 2d
Ruthiella @vivastory I‘m noticing just how easy it is to fly through and (as usual) wondering why it took me so long! 😆 2d
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Crinoline_Laphroaig This is where I lose any sympathy I had for Jan. It doesn't matter Max is a murderer, what's important is HE DIDN'T LOVE REBECCA! She becomes a bit like Rebecca in that she doesn't care about anything except what she wants. I could see her going over the edge in later years and murderibg Max because she thinks he doesn't love her enough. 2d
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BarkingMadRead @Crinoline_Laphroaig that‘s a really good point, it shows just how much she hasn‘t grown up! 2d
julieclair Whoa! Didn‘t see that one coming! And Jan… she‘s a woman obsessed… it‘s like the knowledge that Max didn‘t love Rebecca is pulling her back from tipping over the edge of madness. 2d
Clare-Dragonfly Augh… I was afraid she was going to try to protect him. I hope she fails. Will they find the bullet in the ship? It must be somewhere, so it‘s either in her body or in the cottage. But her body has decomposed (I think the cop said it was skeletal), so the bullet could have fallen somewhere they can‘t find it… (edited) 2d
5feet.of.fury Yeah this is wild, she gets on board with the cover up wayyyy too quickly 2d
IndoorDame How is having someone else‘s baby the one thing about living with her that tips it over the edge!!!!??? That would seriously NOT be my biggest problem if she were my wife! 2d
ElizaMarie I had thought Rebecca was a cheater when they talked about these long nights in the cottage. Am I the only one that‘s okay with murder!? Ha. I mean. Not to say murder is super okay, but she did back him into a corner. And —- she was evil and… you are “allowed” to kill the antichrist. Right!? #NoItsJustMe 2d
Roary47 @IndoorDame I agree, why is this the straw for him. I‘m thinking it was the delivery. @ElizaMarie I‘m with you. More a take down would have been more preferred, but your right he was backed into a corner with pure evil. If he wasn‘t backed into a corner I see that he could have showed her true colors. Exposed her infidelity. Something. 2d
Ruthiella All I can say is keep reading folks! I have my own ideas about Rebecca‘s motivations. I also noted Jan‘s primary focus now of being truly loved and I think I would have had the same blind obsession at 21 or 22. (edited) 2d
ElizaMarie @Roary47 Yes. like the question: “Would you go back in time and kill baby Hitler?“ I am guessing, yes.

But I agree. If she wasn't so cocky with her evilness. I am sure Max would have had no choice but to get divorced from her eventually. But, she was slipping up so much, it was going to all come out what type of person she was eventually.
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Bookwormjillk This is my 3rd time reading and for some reason I remembered this as the end of the book, but we still have a ways to go. So hard to stop today. 2d
willaful @IndoorDame It's because the baby would inherit Manderley. It's all about the property. 2d
willaful @ElizaMarie That seemed implausible to me too. I'm sure Max could've found evidence 2d
dabbe @Ruthiella Rebecca truly egged him on; it seemed as if she wanted to get as big a rise out of him as she could. As you so eloquently said, #keepreadingfolks! 🤩 2d
dabbe @willaful Agree 💯. Maxim loves Manderley more than anyone--even the narrator. His de Winter pride is at stake. 2d
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Princess-Kingofkings
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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Jane is thoughtful and kind; yet, she can‘t seem to love herself. #Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent

mcctrish It‘s true 2d
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