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Jess_Read_This
The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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“To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine..” - The Enchanted April

☀️No Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean planned for my April. I do however, quite appreciate wistaria and sunshine. Here‘s to wishing for an enchanted April. 🌱

#currentlyreading #spring #vmc #virago #viragopress

erzascarletbookgasm Such a pretty cover. I‘ve heard good things about this book. Enjoy. 8mo
Jess_Read_This @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m really looking forward to reading it! A 2019 goal was to read from my shelves and last night I was looking for my next read and saw April and took it as a sign 😄 8mo
LeahBergen I‘m planning to get to this one this month, too (finally!). I have The Darling Buds of May waiting for next month. 😆 8mo
Jess_Read_This @LeahBergen 😆 That‘s perfect! 8mo
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Weaponxgirl
Nightingale Wood: A Novel | Stella Gibbons
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I read this whilst my iPad was broken. This is a charming retelling of Cinderella but with a bit of a twist. This isn‘t quite as good as her most famous book cold comfort farm but the telltale wit is here. All of these characters have flaws and are played with but it just ends up being such a riot. I liked and laughed at all the characters, every single one. #vmc

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Weaponxgirl
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So first post back is gonna be about how August is women in translation month! Is anyone else joining in? I thought I‘d share these two translated works from my viragos. Lots of you are loving Achilles and Circe atm so I thought I‘d showcase these translated works about women from the Greek myths. I‘m hoping I will get to these this month. #vmc #womenintranslation #witmonth

Moray_Reads I love these, especially Medea ❤️ 1y
Weaponxgirl @Moray_Reads that‘s good to hear! I‘m looking forward to getting to them 1y
batsy I have both of these and need to get to it 👍🏽 1y
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Weaponxgirl
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Here is a pic of my billy bookcase that is double stacked with #Vmc. As you can see I've collected a few over the years and it gives you some idea of why my previous post is quite a rare occurrence for me.

Jess_Read_This Oh wow!! 😍 My small shelf of green Viragos has sooo much shelf envy! Lol 1y
Weaponxgirl @Jess_Read_This it's my fave bookcase by far and always get commented on if people come round 1y
ephemeralwaltz Wow!! 😍😍😍😍 1y
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batsy Oh what a beautiful sight 😍 1y
2BR02B Impressive collection! 1y
rohit-sawant 😍😍 1y
Leftcoastzen Wow ,that‘s the biggest collection of Viragos I‘ve ever seen! 1y
LeahBergen Oooo! 😍 1y
BiblioLitten 😍😍😍😍 I could go on... 1y
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Weaponxgirl
The Reef | Edith Wharton
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I tried to post this earlier and litsy went mad on me. So sorry to anyone I tagged before for a deleted post. I was in Brighton this weekend seeing Bianca del Rio and she was brilliant. She is so unpc and a few of the jokes had me on the line. But we managed to get some shopping in too and I came back with 3 #vmc I don't own already! This is so rare to happen to me now and I'm super happy with this haul.

Jess_Read_This Oh!! Such great finds! I‘ve just added The World My Wilderness to my TBR! 1y
Weaponxgirl @Jess_Read_This it was such a great find! 1y
batsy These are great finds! Would love to read them all 💚 I bought Rose Macaulay's Crewe Train in the new Virago edition recently but haven't read it yet. 1y
Weaponxgirl @batsy I don't think I have that one actually, looking forward to hearing about it 1y
Leftcoastzen So cool! I don‘t have those. 1y
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Jess_Read_This
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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“Henry, you mustn‘t mind. It is really a kindness to have him.‘ ‘Well, I do mind, Emily,‘ said Mr Leslie, getting up. ‘Kindness is one thing and your family is another.” 😂

🚙📖Road tripping with this gem has made for a few giggles along the way.

#BookanistaBookClub #BBC #BookanistasBeReading #VMC #Virago

SilversReviews Great photo...love the book cover. 1y
Weaponxgirl Yay! Virago 😍 1y
kspenmoll Yes, great photo! 1y
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Jess_Read_This @SilversReviews @kspenmoll Thank you so much! Virago makes the best books. 1y
Jess_Read_This @Weaponxgirl You know you can never go wrong with a Virago book! 🍏🍎🍏🍎 1y
CarolynM I love Angela Thirkell's books. It's great to see the re-releases at the moment. Have you read Summer Half? That's a good one🙂 1y
Jess_Read_This @CarolynM I haven‘t read that one- adding it to the TBR now! This is actually my first Thirkell though I have been buying the Virago editions of her books with confidence that I‘ll like them 😂 1y
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Weaponxgirl
Damage | Josephine Hart
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#readingwomenmonth back to my #Vmc for a one word title. Yea, it's another #tbr. #virago

batsy I just recently added this to my tbr 😁 #TBRtwins 1y
Weaponxgirl @batsy lol! I have two copies on my shelf and I still haven't read this one yet! 1y
Andrew65 VMC ? 1y
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Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 virago modern classic, a series by the publisher to rediscover women's work that had been neglected for years. I will read anything in this series and have a major addiction to collecting them. 1y
Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl Thanks for clarifying 😊 1y
Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 no problem 😊 1y
ephemeralwaltz Love Virago - will stack anything 1y
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz they are some of my faves 1y
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Weaponxgirl
Hackenfeller's Ape | Brigid Brophy
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#booksandvinyl for the song monkey gone to heaven. I'm trying to read at least one of my #vmc a month from now on and this one is a weird but kinda charming little book. A professor is studying Percy in the zoo when he finds out he's going to be sent up in a rocket so decides to try to monkeynap him instead. It's wryly funny and I don't know what else to say about it other than I thoroughly enjoyed it. #virago

Weaponxgirl If you want to be tagged in the more obscure Vmc reviews please just let me know 1y
Jess_Read_This Tag for the VMC reviews please!!! 💕💚💕💚💕 1y
Weaponxgirl I would love to be tagged into any virago goodies btw 😊 1y
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Weaponxgirl @Jess_Read_This yay, of course 😊 1y
CoffeeNBooks I love that Pixies album! Well, actually, I love all Pixies albums!! 😂 1y
Weaponxgirl @CoffeeNBooks me too! Was so chuffed to have it for this review 😂 1y
Leftcoastzen Awesome pairing! 👍😁 1y
2BR02B My favorite Pixies. ❤🐒 1y
Weaponxgirl @2BR02B mine too 1y
Weaponxgirl @Leftcoastzen thank you 😀 1y
batsy Very cool pairing. I think it's fun that you post about authors on my TBR, as well 😁 1y
Weaponxgirl @batsy I love when I know the vinyl I'm using straight away 😀 you are a very dangerous woman to my tbr wish list 😉 1y
batsy Haha that's the nicest compliment, thank you 😆 And the same applies to you with your fab collection of Viragos 💚 1y
Weaponxgirl @batsy they are my bookish pride and joy 😆 I do wonder what will happen to them if I die, like they need to stay together and go to a good home! 1y
batsy @Weaponxgirl *sends you my mailing address* 😂 But honestly, I feel you. I wonder about my books after I'm gone, too. I just want them to be with someone who'll love them as much as I do! 1y
Weaponxgirl @batsy yes! And I'm happy with others finding good homes individually but I know that someone would love to get a whole double stacked bookcase full of vmcs, especially since a lot are out of print. I just don't know any of those people in real life. 1y
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Weaponxgirl
Frost In May | Antonia White
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#readingwomenmonth set in a school. The first ever #Vmc published and it's set in a convent school. Semi autobiographical and heartbreaking. When I read this book I came away mad at what people put the character through. One of the founders of virago said when she read it she knew she had to publish it as it was her experience too. It's in the documentary on iplayer about virago atm.

ephemeralwaltz Thanks for sharing!! Hadn't heard of this one, sounds interesting. Will look into it! 1y
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz I really enjoy this author a lot, and love that she inspired the creation of the Vmc 1y
Leftcoastzen Nice! 1y
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Andrew65 I was away from he computer for much of the weekend enjoying the beautiful weather we are having and getting ready to read and write 400 reports (!) so need to catch up with my postings. 1y
Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 that's a lot of reports! I had some catching up today since yesterday I was at a picnic all day with a friend and her children who were visiting from Manchester 😊 1y
Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl Yes hate the next couple of Weeks! (edited) 1y
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All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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#riotgrams a book that more people should read. Guess what, it's a #Vmc again. I read this book years ago and it was the first that made me realise that books about the inner lives of people can be as riveting as plot driven books. It also has one of my reading soft spots an elderly narrator.

Leftcoastzen Love Vita 1y
Weaponxgirl @Leftcoastzen we seem to have quite similar taste in books 😊 1y
batsy Loved The Edwardians and really need to read this :) 1y
Weaponxgirl @batsy I haven't read that one yet! I'm reading as fast as I can and can never catch up! 1y
batsy The eternal problem!! 📚📚📚📚😅 1y
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