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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Ruthiella He‘s definitely a shady character. 😬 6h
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Bookwormjillk Danny 🤣🤣🤣 6h
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I just can‘t 🤣 I can‘t imagine her with any nickname at all ☠️ 5h
dabbe At least there's a little respite for our narrator who feels more like herself with Maxim away. She doesn't have to pretend to be someone she isn't and can just be herself--for a little while. 5h
ElizaMarie So much mystery in this chapter!!!! I'm super intrigued! 3h
Clare-Dragonfly I think it was Mrs. Danvers in the cabin threatening Ben!!! Rebecca would have no reason to keep her cabin activities a secret, and would probably think Ben is beneath her. Mrs. Danvers fits the description better and is definitely acting fishy. 2h
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly ohhhhh that‘s a really good theory and I could totally see Danvers doing that! 2h
Bookwormjillk Jan is really reminding me of a person at work who decides that each time she has a scheduled check in with our shared supervisor she‘s going to get fired then when I tell her she‘s not she gets mad when she‘s not promoted. The stories she tells herself in her head. Cool it Jan. Max isn‘t dead just because he went to London. #DontBelieveEverythingYouThink 2h
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ElizaMarie
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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TheBookHippie 👀 10h
Ruthiella Indeed! The plot just thickened. 🫢 8h
BarkingMadRead Definitely got interesting all of a sudden! 6h
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Bookwormjillk And at least Max doesn‘t smell or complain about soggy toast. True romance. 1d
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BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk a girl has to have her standards 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1d
TheAromaofBooks This line really struck me, Maxim is talking: “Fancy not getting a hold of her when you broke the thing and saying, 'Here, Mrs. Danvers, get this mended.' “ This is just so typical of Maxim's perspective. He is used to servants/commands/obedience (and it sounds like Rebecca was as well). Our narrator is uncomfortable with even the concept of giving orders (we saw this when she was in Monte Carlo as well) or making demands. I think Maxim can't ⬇ 1d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) get his head around anyone being shy of or intimidated by servants. I do feel bad for the narrator, but I honestly frequently have similar feelings to Maxim's - YOU'RE THE BOSS so step up!!! On the other hand, Maxim obviously is blind (intentionally?) to the narrator's need for some guidance and suggestions on what she should be doing, and completely leaves her hanging. 1d
Clare-Dragonfly @TheAromaofBooks Yes—it‘s similar with the socializing; he insists that it has nothing to do with being brought up to it, but that‘s because it‘s been his world for his whole life and he doesn‘t realize how different it can be for Jan. I think Clarice‘s mother quite likes her and it was nasty of him to say it was an insult! But also, anyone else think of Darcy and Lizzie when Maxim complains that Jan is shy and won‘t try to socialize? 😆 1d
KAO @TheAromaofBooks I agree with all of your observations. The descriptions in these chapters are luscious sometimes though! 1d
ElizaMarie This chapter gutted me. Poor Jan! She almost speaks up then quickly backs down and worried about Maxim‘s feelings over hers. Poor baby! Also —- she should redecorate the whole room! I feel like she was hinting at it but needs Maxim to suggest (the order the staff) to get it done. 10h
dabbe I keep reminding myself that the shy-can't-do-anything-without-approval Jan is in the past. The narrator is our future gal who seems (in my mind) much more forthright than the flashback Jan. She's her harshest critic who is looking back on herself in the cruelest of ways. I have hope for her. And Lord Byron ain't got anything next to the brooding Maxim. #hyperbyronichero 6h
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IndoorDame
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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“Oh, God, I thought, this is like two people in a play, in a moment the curtain will come down, we shall bow to the audience, and go off to our dressing-rooms.” #hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead That picture 😍 6h
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Bookwormjillk Glad she has Frank 2d
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5feet.of.fury A want a moonlight picnic shed now. 2d
quietjenn @5feet.of.fury @Bookwormjillk so say we all 2d
ElizaMarie I‘m so sad for her! To feel the way she does (inadequate). I wish she was able to talk to her HUSBAND about these things, but #AtLeastSheHasFrank. He is such a sweet man :) Also, yes “modest” has a billion different meanings. #WhatDoYouMean 11h
dabbe I'm glad she has Frank, too, but ouch to his last line: “I suppose she was the most beautiful creature I ever saw in my life.“

Yet ... he calls Rebecca a “creature.“ I looked up the definition and found two interesting thoughts re: Miss-holier-than-thou Rebecca:
1. an animal, as distinct from a human being
2. a fictional being, typically a FRIGHTENING one.

Perhaps Rebecca ain't all she's cracked up to be. 🧐
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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peanutnine The contrast between happy valley and the other cove was STARK 3d
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Bookwormjillk Is anyone keeping track of all the rhododendron colors vs Max's moods? Poor little Jan she is in so far over her head with these people. 3d
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk it‘s mood setting too!! 3d
BarkingMadRead @peanutnine yeah, that abrupt change in scenery = atmosphere for sure 3d
Clare-Dragonfly I was glad to see Jan speaking more, but I wish she would have pushed harder! Also 🙄 at Maxim complaining that she doesn‘t have the memories that make him sad. Of course she doesn‘t, and you won‘t tell her what the issue is! 3d
Graciouswarriorprincess The contrast reminded me of the house too. One part light and the other dark/guarded. 3d
dabbe @Graciouswarriorprincess The narrator's side ... Rebecca's side. And where does Max (oops, only Rebecca can call him that)/Maxim's feelings truly lie? 3d
Roary47 Grrr Max, She doesn‘t know until you tell her. She is trying with her young girlish mind to love you. 3d
ElizaMarie @Roary47 yes! Poor girl! She wants to know so much more about him but he is just so closed off! 1d
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IndoorDame
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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“And then I knew that the vanished scent upon the handkerchief was the same as the crushed white petals of the azaleas in the Happy Valley.”

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dabbe 💚🩷💚 3d
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IndoorDame
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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“…I had the odd, uneasy feeling that I might come upon something unawares, that I had no wish to see. Something that might harm me, that might be horrible. It was nonsense of course,”

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TheBookHippie What fun pictures!! 3d
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie the illustrator is D G Smith, I haven‘t found any other book projects he‘s worked on, but his insta is great! 3d
dabbe Lovely pics! 💚🩷💚 3d
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IndoorDame @dabbe 💜💜💜 3d
BekaReid I definitely need to check out this edition! Loving the illustrations 3d
IndoorDame @BekaReid it‘s a Folio. Usually I hunt down used classics, but I splurged on my editions of this and P&P! 3d
BarkingMadRead Omg I am loving the illustrations! 6h
IndoorDame @BarkingMadRead ❤️❤️❤️ 6h
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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TheBookHippie Finally my hold is in! I‘ll catch up -see you tomorrow ! 4d
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IndoorDame For someone who was promised to be super forthcoming with her opinions I found Beatrice pretty cryptic. I think “not Rebecca” is a positive grade from the new SIL, but I definitely wouldn‘t be sure if I were in Jan‘s (super unfashionable) shoes 4d
Bookwormjillk Frustrating chapter (but in a good way.) Tell us what you know Beatrice! 4d
julieclair I like Beatrice and hope that she and Jan will become friends. And maybe Beatrice will also answer all of our (uh, I mean Jan‘s) questions! 🤞 4d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Jan is such a child. I'm surprised she didn't hide under her bed. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4d
Clare-Dragonfly I like Beatrice! But I sure wish Jan would have asked her more questions. 4d
Graciouswarriorprincess @Crinoline_Laphroaig lol! I agree but I like Beatrice. 4d
willaful LOL at the pic! 4d
ElizaMarie Beatrice holds all the answers! 4d
dabbe And when “Maxim loses his temper once or twice a year ... --my God--he DOES lose it!“ #ruhroh 3d
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BarkingMadRead
Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Bookwormjillk She needs a hobby and a spine 5d
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peanutnine It's crazy how everyone just acts like she should know her way around the house and all the routines. I guess they assumed Max told her ahead of time? She definitely needs the courage to speak up and ask questions 5d
Ruthiella I think the staff were possibly also expecting another Rebecca - who would tell them “I don‘t want a fire in the morning room, light it in the library”. 5d
Crinoline_Laphroaig This is where I start to really dislike Max. He just dumps her in the house, doesn't bother to even show her around, and he knows Evil Mrs D is manipulative. Also he acts like he's so busy running Manderley but he's been gone for WEEKS. And it not like today when you can keep in touch by email and smart phones. I'm quite sure Manager of the estate doesn't need his help. 5d
ElizaMarie I had to look up the plant (ha!) I thought I knew what it was, but I wasn't 100% sure. Anyway, I can't tell if Mrs. D wants her to be more arrogant like the old Mrs or um.. what? It sounds like Jan is way more easygoing and could be easier to “serve“ under but instead, they keep bullying her. And shame on Max, he knows Mrs. D is difficult but.. yet doesn't even show her the after-breakfast room!? 5d
Crinoline_Laphroaig I just want to yell at Jan to stop daydreaming. Which makes it sound like I don't like this book but I really do. 5d
julieclair Jan needs a spine for sure. She‘s letting the servants walk all over her. But she also needs to ask more questions, so she can learn how things work at Manderley. Everyone already knows she‘s clueless, so why not ask? I wonder if we‘ll ever find out what‘s up with Mrs. D and/or exactly what happened to Rebecca? (edited) 5d
dabbe So glad you posted this pic! What about those bloody rhododendrons on the pathway to Manderley? Jan HATES them. They're too full of life, too large, too in-your-face, too ... like Rebecca? Wonder if there's some symbolism there? 😂 5d
Roary47 I‘m with many of you in your upset with Max. He could have waited at least a day to show her around. Jan also might just be trying to be nice on top of her not asking questions and speaking up. 5d
TheAromaofBooks @julieclair - I felt the same way. Like when she pretended like she already knew the way to the morning room. She hasn't even been there 24 hours! Why would it be embarrassing to ask where that is?? I always feel bad for the narrator when I read this book, but also spend about half the time just wanting to shake her and tell her to stop assuming the worst about everything! 5d
Clare-Dragonfly I thought it was weird that all the servants refer to Rebecca as Mrs. de Winter as though Jan isn‘t Mrs. de Winter now… but then Mrs. Danvers did call her that, so I don‘t know what to think! Would the servants like them to be completely interchangeable? 5d
Aimeesue @dabbe Symbolism?? What symbolism?? I must have missed it. 😂 I‘m def on Team NO Rhododenrons though. They too extra for me. 5d
dabbe @Aimeesue New hashtag: #teamnorhodo 😂 5d
Aimeesue @dabbe 😂😂😂 5d
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