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Annie1215
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So I‘ve been totally MIA for several weeks.

I moved in January and had so much going on between that and work. Then we got the unfavorable news that my moms cancer came back.

We are hopeful her treatment will do what we need it to but I haven‘t been able to fit much more in my life.

I‘ll slowly work my way back on here but I‘m the meantime I will need to pause #thatsclassic

Sorry for not giving more of a heads up on this for anyone waiting

Jess No worries Annie. Please take care of yourself. Sending positive vibes to you and your mom during this tough time. 3mo
BookBosomed1 Sending your fam and you❤️ during this gentle time. 3mo
TheBookHippie ♥️ take care of you. So sorry to hear this. Sending light! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No worries!! Praying for you and your mom 🙏🏻 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Really hoping all goes well with the treatment 💕💕 3mo
Ruthiella Sending positive thoughts to you and your mom. ❤️ 3mo
quietjenn Sending lots of good wishes your way. Do take care of yourself. 💙 3mo
zezeki Sending good wishes 💕💕 3mo
CarolynM Really sorry to hear that news. Sending good wishes to you and your mother💕 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs to you. ❤️❤️ 3mo
sprainedbrain Please take care of you and yours! Sending love. ❤️ 3mo
bthegood Take care of yourself and your family 🧡 3mo
DaveGreen7777 So sorry about your mother, hope the treatment is successful! ❤️‍🩹 3mo
eeclayton Sending positive thoughts to you and your mom ❤️ 3mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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2021 was my best reading year by far. I more than doubled my goal of reading 60 books and I didn't even include a few children's books or short stories in the final tally.

Thank you hosts! @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks @Soubhiville @TheBookHippie @Charityann @Velvetfur @Annie1215 #booked2021 #foodandlit #authoramonth #sundaybuddyread #FairyTaleReadingChallenge #thatsclassic

Texreader Way to go!! 4mo
Butterfinger Great stats!!! 4mo
Velvetfur Wow that's amazing!! Thank you for tagging me, I actually gave up on my own reading challenge as I ran out of time for it, haha! I just thought I'd carry it over to this year instead....thank you for participating though! And congrats on such a good reading year 👏🏻 🎉 📚 4mo
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TheBookHippie Wow!!! Yay. As you know I love your discussion points!! Makes the read so much more! 4mo
Catsandbooks So impressive!! 🙌🏼 4mo
Charityann That‘s awesome!😊 4mo
Cinfhen AMAZING ♥️🙌🏻🎉 what an incredible achievement 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fantastic!! 4mo
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Bookworm54
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I read 11 out of 12 picks for #ThatsClassic, skipping Dec as Middlemarch seemed quite long and I wanted to fit in some more Christmassy reads!

I actually enjoyed most of these so would be hard pressed to pick a favourite. I will probably dip in and out of this next year depending on what the picks are and if they are already on my tbr :)

Annie1215 Great post! What a year we‘ve had! 5mo
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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas ❤️🎄💚 5mo
kspenmoll I adore Middlemarch! I hope you are enjoying it! 5mo
sharread Merry Christmas 🎅🎄 5mo
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Nute Merry Christmas, Annie!💚🌟♥️ 5mo
Jess Sounds like a plan. I‘m loving middlemarch and am happy to have more time with it. Merry Christmas! 5mo
BethM Moving is the worst I hope it goes smoothly! Got my #lmpbc back today! 5mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Mehso-so

Orwell is a fan of the heavy-handed lesson and Animal Farm is no exception. I read this in high school but remembered none of it. Can I go back to a time when I thought Animal Farm was just cute animals on a farm, living out a charmed life, and not a dystopian nightmare that could still exist today? Do as I say and not as I do. The perils of new money. It's oddly relevant, even if this isn't the Russian Revolution.

rubyslippersreads I had the horrible childhood experience of watching this as a cartoon on TV, thinking it would be a cute animal story. #scarredforlife 😳🐷 5mo
HollyBolly I remember reading this in middle or high school and HATING it! But I know people who live it. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
HollyBolly *love 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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StaceGhost
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Pickpick

So delighted to finally meet you, Elinor ❤️ to those of you who‘ve had struggles of any kind on this journey, I see you. I am you. Sending love if this announcement is bittersweet🙏🏻 #thatsclassic #senseandsensibility #janeausten thanks to everyone for the congratulations!

ReadingEnvy Congratulations ❤️ 5mo
ozma.of.oz Congratulations! 💕💕💕 5mo
EvieBee What a cutie! Congratulations! 5mo
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ItsAnotherJen Beautiful. Congratulations! 5mo
Cupcake12 Beautiful. So precious ❤️💕 5mo
Catsandbooks Congratulations! ❤️❤️ 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful girl and beautiful name. Congratulations ♡♡ 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Congratulations! 🥰 5mo
ReadingEnvy I came back here to say I realized I'm reading a book right now with a protagonist named Elinor! 5mo
StaceGhost @ReadingEnvy thanks for the recommendation & congrats! 5mo
StaceGhost @ShelleyBooksie thank you! I lobbied for Alicetta after my great great grandmother but I was outvoted 5mo
StaceGhost Thanks @Clare-Dragonfly @Catsandbooks @ozma.of.oz for the congratulations & I agree @EvieBee @ItsAnotherJen @Cupcake12 she‘s a sweet little baby (edited) 5mo
sprainedbrain Omg she‘s gorgeous! Welcome, baby Elinor! ❤️ 5mo
StaceGhost @sprainedbrain thank you! She looks a lot like her big brother did at that age 5mo
CarolynM She's beautiful and I love her name💕 Congratulations! 5mo
StaceGhost @CarolynM thank you 🙏🏻 I hope she won‘t mind it too much! We were thinking about calling her Nell for short (edited) 5mo
MoonWitch94 Oh I missed this! Congratulations!!! ♥️ 5mo
StaceGhost @MoonWitch94 thank you! I was hoping for a Sagittarius moon but Capricorn it is! 5mo
Chrissyreadit I am so glad I caught this post! Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter ❤️ 5mo
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit thank you! We may never sleep again but she‘s a most welcome addition 😜 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! Congratulations 💞 5mo
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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Happy December #thatsclassic readers!

We are kicking off Middlemarch, who is reading along this month?

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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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A reminder to my #thatsclassic friends:

In December we will be reading Middlemarch

I will email soon to get the poll going for January, February and March.

In the meantime send me any other book recommendations you would like added to the list! As we get through more month over month we will need to replenish the list!

StaceGhost super excited for this! It's a re-read for me but I haven't read it in over a decade so the first time doesn't count 6mo
Annie1215 @StaceGhost I‘m excited too! This is a first time read for me! 6mo
Jess This has been on my TBR for so long. Looking forward to starting! 6mo
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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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We are getting ready to say farewell to November‘s pick. #thatsclassic

I felt the tone and style was very similar to Orwell‘s other work I‘ve read. Of course you except an author will often use the same voice from work to work.

Can you think of another author who has a distinctive writing style? My thought would be Sally Rooney has a distinctive way of writing characters.

Vansa PG Wodehouse! You need to just read one sentence and it's instantly recognisable.Also Pratchett and Enid Blyton.I actually think Animal Farm is quite different in style from,say,The road to Wigan Pier or Down and out in Paris and London.Roth and Hemingway too,have very distinct styles,as does Vonnegut. 6mo
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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Sorry I‘ve been so MIA #thatsclassic friends

I‘ve been working on a few huge work projects and have been traveling a lot.

I‘m planning to move in January so I‘ve been spending a lot of my free time looking for a good apartment. Wish me luck!

I feel like this book being so brief and simple is such a perfect metaphor for the predictable nature of power dynamics.

Can you think of any other books that pack a strong punch in a short page count?

ravenlee I just read this one, and it‘s short, sweet, and just beautiful. 6mo
reading_rainbow Good luck and safe travels! 🧳 6mo
Ruthiella This book is short but absolutely perfect 6mo
eeclayton I think Jekyll and Hyde was also short and powerful. Good luck for the apartment hunt! 6mo
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