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Seven Novels: Complete and Unabridged | Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Black Robe | Wilkie COLLINS

Book 100 of the year, finished Nov 30, audio

I got so mad at the priest in this book I was muttering under my breath at him and calling him names. Which then made my husband think I'd lost my mind as I was listening on headphones while we were working together painting a bedroom. 😂

Solid Pick for me. I haven't been that worked up over a character in a long time.

Holiday Romance | Charles Dickens
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LibrarianRyan yeahh +2 3d
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To Be Read at Dusk (UK) | Charles Dickens
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@veritysalter oh my word !!! I opened this early ❤️🎄🤣 after cooking alllll week this was a lovely surprise! Mushrooms are so cool I‘m putting it in my fairy garden! I just started collecting these little black books and I‘m savoring the chocolate for breakfast ❤️❤️

So much joy! Thank you ❤️

veritysalter You are so very welcome @TheBookHippie I just wanted to spread a little festive love. Dickens firmly believed in the pleasure of reading ghost stories at Christmas, The Signalman is one of my favourites. Xxx 7d
veritysalter I‘m so pleased the mushroom survived the journey! I was worried it might smash 🍄🍄 I love them and have lots of felt ones on my Christmas tree. 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 7d
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The Black Robe | Wilkie COLLINS

Listening to this one on Librivox. The narrator has an accent I can't quite place and it's distracting.

I also can't tell of Collins likes women or not. This is the 3rd of his novels I've read and he always has women in the main set of characters, but he seems to equally despise and revere them. It's weird.

The Misanthrope and Other Plays | Jean-Baptiste Moliere
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The Nutcracker | E. T. A. Hoffmann
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Hello #TeamNutcracker

Now that sign ups have ended, we have a group of 13 in total.

@LMJenkins has set us up a slack group so we can discuss things relating to #WinterGames without things getting lost in comments. Incase you missed it the link is in the comments below so please join us! ☺️

(The picture is from 4 years ago. I was very excited about the life size nutcracker!)

ElizaMarie I‘m confused what a “slack” group is? Also awesome pic! 2w
Bookworm54 @ElizaMarie it‘s a little like the mighty network we use for PLC. You sign up with an email and password (there is an app or you can do it on a browser) and then it has topics etc and chat :) 2w
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ElizaMarie Ooo okay. I‘ll open it today :) at work so I have poor service 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch Yay! I just joined Slack for this- have no idea how it works just yet - please be patient with me! 2w
mdm139 Ok got the app. I am a Hallmark Christmas movie fiend. And I have a little ones that love Christmas picture books. So I hope to earn us lots of points. 2w
peaknit @mdm139 hallmark kindred spirit over here 🙋🏼‍♀️ I‘m loving them and checking off the premiere list! 2w
OriginalCyn620 I just downloaded the app but am in the same boat as @Sarahreadstoomuch so please be patient with me as well! 😊 2w
SquidgetsRoom @OriginalCyn620 & @Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m also in the same boat lol. I‘ve never heard of Slack before either. I am signed up & all that...now what lol 😬🤣🧐📚🎶 2w
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Master Humphrey's Clock | Charles Dickens
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Shortest: Feathered Friends a Golden Book.

Longest: Ghosts by Hand Holzer

Oldest: Master Humphrey‘s Clock by Charles Dickens 1840 First Edition.

Newest: Gideon the Ninth.

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My #AuthorPotpourri and Bookish question of the day posts didn‘t go through today, apparently 😧🙈😔! Let‘s hope this batch of posts does...

Last year was the first time I attended this particular #DramaticReading, and here I was again tonight 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! A dramatic reading of some of #EdgarAllanPoe‘s works, like “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven”! In a 100+-year-old library 🤯!!! Went with book club folks, and we had a BLAST! 🥳

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When read in their original form you realize that this is #aScaryBook! (At least to readers like me.) #fallisbooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

ValerieAndBooks I have that same exact edition! Ordered it through QPBC many years ago. Definitely more gruesome than the versions for today‘s children. 1mo
Lcsmcat @ValerieAndBooks Yep - that‘s where we got this one. My husband‘s favorite quote from it is “She was only good to have boots thrown at her head” which probably sounds really awful in German! 1mo
KarmonR My edition from QPBC as well. 🤭 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 1mo
ValerieAndBooks 👍👍@lcsmcat @karmonr !! I miss QPBC! Was a member for many years. This was back in the day when trade paperbacks were not that common. Online shopping just isn‘t the same as poring through a paper catalog full of book blurbs. 1mo
Lcsmcat @ValerieAndBooks Yes! We joined shortly after we got married and built our library that way. Are they still around? 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Lcsmcat unfortunately not. They got folded into The Literary Guild a few years ago. And the LG apparently is still around, which surprised me — I only see references to BOTM these days! 1mo
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