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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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I‘m happy with my June Stats! I think the #readathons & #buddyreads this month helped push me along to completing 13 books (some finished/others started & finished) with 3 books still in process at about 40% complete.

I read 2 audio or part audio books, 6 e-books & 5-print. 4 were library books, 1 for book tour review, 1 NetGalley #ARC 4 #buddyreads with #PemberLittens #SundayBuddyRead & #SummerHeat

I also completed my ⬇️

DebinHawaii …library‘s #2022SummerReading Program, Kindle‘s Spring Reading Program & took part in #JoysOfJune & #4in20 readathons & #BigJuneReadathon

The Verifiers, The Catch Me If You Can, Unlikely Animals & My Fair Fellow were my top 4 favorites. Ironically, the tagged book is the only one I didn‘t like.🤷🏻‍♀️

Thank you to all the tagged readathon & buddyread hosts!🤗
TheBookHippie Lets hope for a good month !!! HA. 5m
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Longbourn | Jo Baker
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Chapter 1: Lydia complains that Hill about how hard her life is, while Sarah and Polly clean all their clothes… you know… by hand. 🙄🙄 also, a mysterious man is prowling around… possibly…. #pemberlittens #upstairsdownstairs #lydiaisabrat #washyourownclothesandthencomplain

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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #Chapter1 As Emma and Elizabeth ride to the Edwards‘ so that Emma can attend a ball, we learn that Emma has just returned to the Watsons. She was raised by her Aunt. Elizabeth is quick to spill all the tea on the rake Tom Musgrave, how she wanted to marry Purvis but her sister Penelope ruined it for her. That Tom‘s affections have gone from Elizabeth to Penelope to Margaret, but he is so charming. We find

MicrobeMom Out that Penelope is scheming to marry an old rich man that is her friend uncle. Emma declares she cannot believe it and would rather be a teacher than marry without affection. Elizabeth sets her straight. 6h
MicrobeMom Elizabeth goes on the suggest that Emma‘s attitude is above her station. Emma vows to change. The sisters all se vastly different. Penelope seems like a love to hate her kind a girl while Margaret will be the meek. Elizabeth is bond to be a “spinster”! I am already hooked. 6h
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm reading/listening to Penguins Classics. There are no Chapters. I had to go find another copy that had Chapters. 6h
eeclayton I'm reading the Project Gutenberg ebook, which is completed by one L. Oulton. 4h
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Longbourn | Jo Baker
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Ok #pemberlittens let‘s start this one! Chapter a day, and I‘ll post every day so we can discuss the chapter! This should be a fun #upstairsdownstairs look at the Bennet family! If you would like to be tagged, or if I tagged you and you want to be removed, let me know!!

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#pemberlittens Today is the day we start our Chapter a day read along of The Watsons! I‘m super excited. Look for my chapter 1 update soon!

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June #BookSpinBingo! I completed 11 books this month, and I was most satisfied to make it through Ulysses on schedule for the #SandCoUlysses centenary read. I also truly appreciated the message of Tenant of Wildfell Hall (with #PemberLittens) although it was kind of a tough read in places as well. I also stayed on track with the #BibleBuddyRead so we‘re now officially halfway through our yearlong Bible read!

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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And we are off‼️ And there are potatoes!
"I bent low over the bin and scrabbled a few tea leaves and potato peelings out of the bottom of my bucket."

But the main message from Chapter One is Nobody wants to share a bathroom.
1️⃣ ? ?

#chapterone #pemberlittens

LeslieO I love a Pym! 7h
AnneCecilie I loved that first page. What a way to start a novel. I‘ve never read Pym before. 6h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeslieO sounds like a cocktail! 😆 6h
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @AnneCecilie me either! I've had a Kindle copy for ages. 6h
LeslieO @Crinoline_Laphroaig Oh we should come up with one!😋 5h
AnneCecilie I bought the book just for this buddy read. I‘ve seen some love for her in here and I loved the cover. 3h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeslieO YES‼️🍸 32m
Crinoline_Laphroaig @AnneCecilie I went ahead and got a print copy as well. It's cover is soooo much more fun than Kindle copy 31m
TheAromaofBooks I couldn't believe that all the apartments in the same building share a bathroom! I'm not sure how I would feel about trying to schedule my bathroom time around random strangers! 7m
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Do you read Introductions? Or would you rather get straight into the story?
My Kindle and Print Editions have Introductions by different writers.

#Pemberlittens Chapter a Day Readalong starts July 1st. Tag me @Crinoline_Laphroaig and use the Hashtag
#excellentwomenandboiledpotatoes to join in. ♀️ 🥔 📖

TheBookHippie I wait until the end 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 19h
Ruthiella I also read them only after I‘ve finished the book. All too often there are plot spoilers in them. 18h
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rwmg It depends on whether I think the book is going to be “difficult“ and whether I already know something about the plot. Also some introductions are geared towards the general reader who may be new to the author and others are definitely geared towards literature students who are going to be seriously studying the book.

But wait, Barbara Pym's works are Penguin Classics now? I foresee a trip to a bookshop in my future.
eeclayton @TheBookHippie @Ruthiella I agree. I like to avoid any potential spoilers. 16h
CarolynM I‘m with @TheBookHippie @Ruthiella I read them when I‘ve finished the book 16h
AnneCecilie Generally I tend to read them, but very often I feel that they spoil too much of the plot and even the ending. Decided to do something new this time and read the introduction after I‘ve read the book. 16h
RaeLovesToRead I usually skip them because the amount of time they contain spoilers enrages me 😠😅 Sometimes I'll read them afterwards. 14h
TheBookHippie @rwmg I got the penguin classic edition it‘s lovely! 11h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @rwmg glad to help with the need for another book! 😉 11h
BarkingMadRun Sometimes it depends on the intro lol I‘ll decide once I see how long it is 🤣 I got the Penguin Classic 11h
TheAromaofBooks I really feel like introductions should only include non-spoiler information, maybe explaining a setting or giving background on what was going on in the author's life at the time of writing. In classics, the intro is almost always some boring professor prosing on summarizing the entire story with their own personal opinions - sometimes I'll read it after, but I've so rarely gotten anything useful from them! 10h
Vansa I read introductions before and after reading a book-before because they always have useful context to appreciate a book,and after because now I know the bits of the book they're referring to!I read the edition with the lovely introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. 9h
rubyslippersreads I read them after, for fear of spoilers. I also think I get more out of them after I‘ve read the book. 7h
willaful Put me in the read-them-after column. I generally read every bit of a book -- and incidentally, for kindle readers, beware, they don't always start the book in the right place! 😱 -- but I've never forgotten reading an intro to Emma and having the entire plot spoiled for me! 7h
suvata I pretty much read everything between the covers — Front matter, introduction, preference, author‘s notes. Pretty much everything but the index in a non-fiction book. 🙃 (edited) 6h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @TheAromaofBooks generally my eyes glaze over because they're too long. 6h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Vansa AMcS Intro was nice. 6h
Crinoline_Laphroaig @suvata it's always nice when you're reading a Chunkster of NF to find out that last 50 pages are footnotes. 😆 6h
julieclair I am totally in Camp Read After, because of the potential for spoilers. Once I‘ve read a spoiler, it‘s all I can think about as I read… when will it happen, looking for hints, etc. I‘m much happier letting the story unfold. 9m
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When an author writes a novel as if it was a letter to an unnecessary character, and introduces another story written within the story (the diary,which cuts the story) I feel it's lazy or clumsy narrative,not knowing how to set the tone. Despite that error the story keeps you hooked, this was a reread for me and I couldn't put it down.Also a woman, leaving her husband to make an independent life must have shook society ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 Apparently, Anne's brother was an alcoholic that died suffering from his addiction, although he was not cruel like Huntington, more like Lord Lowborough. It breaks my heart that she redeemed the character seeking the happy ending her brother couldn't have; while giving his destiny to an awful man, writing the concerns about his eternal damnation that must have hunted her while witnessing her brother's death 2d
nanuska_153 As a side note, I know many of you #Pemberlittens didn't like Gilbert, I don't like him either, but I find both him and Helen well matched, they are both overly dramatic with their plan of not writing in six months and they both think too highly of themselves. I'm not complaining, in case you haven't noticed from my previous reviews, I LOVE UNNECESSARY DRAMA! (and for some reason, annoying characters) 2d
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The Watsons | Jane Austen
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs I always enjoy these, Sherri!

🪸Impulse read or Litsy inspired (like #PemberLittens)

🐠The writing, the plot, the character development. If it all works out—it‘s a #chefskiss

🐢My Mom & my Garden 🪴

✨It is late in the day, but anyone who hasn‘t played, please do! ✨

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌞🌸 2d
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