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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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Reading something, for the first time, that is so deeply a party of the canon is an interesting mix of discovering something both familiar and completely unexpected at the same time. This was so savage in a way you don‘t see much today. It was heartbreaking at times, but very moving. It really is one of those universal stories. #TBRRead #WinterGames #JingleBallers #booked2019 prompt 23 #publicdomain

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved this book! I was surprised by how much I loved it. 4h
Cinfhen Beautiful photo and this book surprised me too!! I read it along with one of my kids and it was such an emotional story for both of us. 2h
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I gave P&P 5 stars when I first read it over a decade ago. Upon my second reading, I‘d give it even more if I could.

I‘m definitely in the mood for more JA rereads now but I think I‘ll keep my fare light and go with my newest #botm.

#publicdomain #booked2019

Reviewsbylola @Meredith3 this may be a JA you would like? Maybe??? 😆 3d
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I have a lot to do, but I just treated myself to a coffee so I‘m going to take the time to enjoy it with my current read.

I‘m so glad that #booked2019 gave me the push to reread this classic. It was assigned reading for my senior seminar course in college and I loved it then, but it‘s been awhile and I had forgotten how funny it is. I can‘t remember the last time I laughed aloud so much to a book. And I had forgotten Caroline Bingley. 😂

4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you had fun returning to an old favorite! 7d
Moray_Reads This looks like a lovely edition 7d
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Cinfhen What @4thhouseontheleft wrote 🥰 7d
LeahBergen And the illustrations are pretty, too! 👍🏻 6d
Reviewsbylola Such a nice touch. I wish they‘d come out with more books in this series. @LeahBergen 6d
Liz_M @Reviewsbylola What is reimagined? The text? Or is it the addition of illustrations and commentary? 5d
Reviewsbylola No commentary. Just illustrations. Text is exactly the same (I think.) @Liz_M 3d
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I have finished my second Collins novel, and am once again surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Considered to be the first detective novel, it‘s a well-written Victorian era story that never got boring and has some really excellent characters. Gabriel Betteredge, despite his flaws, is fantastic whether he‘s narrating or not. Funny, smart, obsessed with Robinson Crusoe, he‘s basically the butler and carries this book with his detective fever.⬇️⬇️

sprainedbrain I mean, look at this: ‘We had our breakfasts-whatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast.‘ Betteredge was endlessly entertaining and I was riveted by this story.


KimHM Soooo . . . the butler can‘t have done it? 😂📚💚📚💙📚❤️ 2w
sprainedbrain @KimHM Spoiler alert: The butler did not do it! Of course, there is only one ending to this one... 😂 2w
batsy I like this one a lot, too! So entertaining. 2w
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I‘m ashamed to say that I had not read this book until now! 🤭 But I‘m glad I have remedied that - it was a bizarre and delightful read!
#booked2019 #publicdomain

Alfoster Cool pumpkin!❤️ 3w
OriginalCyn620 Thank you @Alfoster! I made it last year! 3w
Cinfhen Great!!!! Lovely photo 🧡 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! ♥️📚👊🏻 3w
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Northanger Abby | Jane Austen
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I had a blast reading this book! It was funny, sarcastic and truly charming. Henry Tilney is just as swoon-worthy as Mr. Darcy, if not a tad more (gasp!) 😍

#Booked2019 #publicdomain
#LitsyAtoZ letter N
#MMDChallenge A Book Published Before You Were Born

Cinfhen How many issues was this one??? I‘m always put off when I see a large number 😜 4w
Jovy @cinfhen This was actually shorter than most - 30 issues! 4w
Cinfhen Oh, that‘s good to know! Maybe I‘ll try ~ thanks for posting and sharing 💕 4w
JazzFeathers I really enjoyed it too. A lot more than l expected. 4w
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A classic from the #1001books list. Really short but I didn't manage to finish it. I think it is supposed to be a kind of classic soap novel but I really couldn't keep track of all the character. Sometimes it seemed as if in every other sentence a new character was introduced or mentioned. Not for me!

#Booked2019 #PublicDomain

Cathythoughts I‘m useless with loads of characters ... can‘t keep track at all 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Neither do I 🙈 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a bummer. 7d
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Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Read on the plane coming home.
Using A Room of One‘s Own for #booked2019 #publicdomain as it was free on kindle.
After 16 hours in a plane I #cherish being home! #movember

Cathythoughts 16 hours 😳 nice to be home so 👍❤️ 1mo
RachelO That‘s some journey! Welcome back. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh my gosh! That is way too long. Glad you had safe travels and I hope you get to relax this weekend. 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Wow long flight! Home sweet home 🏡 ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Great job on the use of travel time!!!! U must be SO happy you‘re back home and in your own bed 🛌 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I can‘t wait to get in bed! It‘s only 6pm and I‘m struggling. 1mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Enjoying this atmospheric tale with a delicious cup of David‘s organic serenity tea compliments of the fabulous @LeahBergen ( today‘s birthday girl 💓🎂💋) Having read Haunting of Hill House earlier this month, I think I‘m already more engrossed with Bram Stoker‘s story. It‘s the right kind of creepy😱This would work for #Booked2019 #PublicDomain and is available for free on @SerialReader

Sace I just got this yesterday! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m doing a very informal buddy read with @erzascarletbookgasm + @batsy starting today and going through November @Sace jump in and join us!!! It‘s a first time read for myself & @batsy 1mo
Sace @Cinfhen I just might! 1mo
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batsy Ooh, you started already! I finally found my copy with the funny/terrible cover 😆 Will be starting hopefully this week, as soon as I finish up a current read. And yes @Sace pls join us if you want, the more the merrier 🦇🧛🏻‍♂️🧛🏽‍♂️🦇 @erzascarletbookgasm 1mo
LapReader I‘m in too please. 1mo
LeahBergen Are you feeling more “serene” after the tea? 😂 1mo
Cinfhen I slept like a baby @LeahBergen I‘m LOVING the teas xx Thanks so much 💋 1mo
Cinfhen Great @LapReader @Sace !!!! Just jump in and tag the group whenever the mood strikes @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm 1mo
Sace Confession - my husband and I have been watching the old episodes of Dark Shadows and it's really got me in a mood to read Dracula. 1mo
Cinfhen @Sace now is the perfect season/ opportunity to pick up the book 📖 1mo
KarenUK What a perfect voice cast! 😍🎧 1mo
Cinfhen Cast is sooooo good @KarenUK 🙌🏻 1mo
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The Moon and Sixpence | William Somerset Maugham
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#Booked2019 Thankyou #publicdomain My last book in my first book challenge. A reread , a brilliant story. I remember now what I loved , it is the study of contradictions - of what it means to be human - that I learned so much from. Based on Gauguin & how art “ heightens the poignancy that all beauty has“ sensual & spiritual.I‘m blown away by this one. This challenge had me revisiting 2 books I might never have read again 💔 challenge done ✅ 💃🏾

Cathythoughts Loved this challenge!! So glad I completed it. 👍🏻. Next up ... #booked2020 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Woohooo, Cathy 🙌🏻💕🎉🍾You took to this challenge like a 🐠 to 💦 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I loved it Cindy ! Thankyou all you #booked2019 ladies.... I hope it goes on forever 😘 2mo
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BarbaraBB Well done!! I have still a few left! 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I loved it 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Well done Cathy! You must be among the first few who completed the challenge early! 👏🎉 I have one more prompt to go! There‘s going to be a #Booked2020 @Cinfhen ? Look forward to it! ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! @erzascarletbookgasm we can‘t wait to share our new prompts with you all!!!!! (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm yay 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie !! I enjoyed so much & met new writers & old .... ♥️such a good challenge 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm look forward to hearing about your last book choice in the challenge 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Cathy, my last prompt is #Newin2019 So many options, I can‘t decide! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm ohhhhh ! That‘s a tough one ! So many choices ! A nice one to leave for for last ... I might do that next year ( if that‘s a prompt nxt year ...,) such a great community challenge 2mo
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