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Andrea313

Andrea313

Joined September 2016

Books. Detroit. Misc. But mostly books.
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mrs. Allen keeps lamenting their lack of society in Bath but does ab? so ? lutely ? nothing to change things. Luckily the Master of Ceremonies (wtf) steps in and introduces Catherine to a sharp, witty, "near handsome" gent named Mr. Tilney. Our man Henry shows up and shows out, hilariously lampooning vapid small talk, making a fair case for equality between the sexes, and showing a deep knowledge of muslin. Henry Tilney, the man that you are!

MoonWitch94 Omg yes! 😂🤣😂 3h
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Plot twists! Today we discover that Jane's uncle has died and left her a fortune! AND she and St. John are actually COUSINS! In spite of these events, which come straight out of the kind of novel Jane Austen warns us about in Northanger, I find this chapter really touching. Jane wants to split her cash equally with her new-found family and stay with them. This, she says, "was wealth indeed!--wealth to the heart!" Cue my cheesy weeping here.

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Catherine takes leave of her fam with no fuss and makes it to Bath drama-free. Sure, she's there with empty-headed Mrs. Allen (Austen's description eliciting a belly laugh and a "damn, Gina!" from me), but there are no highwaymen or bad storms on the way. Once arrived, the high point of the evening is two dudes benignly commenting that Catherine is pretty. I'm fully living for Jane's dry snark and the utterly pedestrian situations she's created.

MoonWitch94 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 1d
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane has semi-befriended Rosamund Oliver, the rich girl who bestows charity all over the village and also bestows heart eyes on St. John whenever she sees him. Jane can't figure out why dude won't just marry her and in trying to get to the bottom of it, we get one of my favorite wackadoo St. John moments: he tells Jane to take 15 and keep talking about Rosy's love for him, and in Charlotte's words, "he actually took out his watch" to time her. !!!

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 1d
nanuska_153 😂😂 St John is so unintentionally funny 18h
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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We're off! I'll be reading the annotated edition this time around, and I'm excited to get some new insights. This first chapter is among my favorite short sections of Austen's writing- I love her snark toward so many literary conventions of her day (and ours!), poking fun at foundlings, wards, and orphans, and giving some serious side-eye to the Manic Pixie Regency Girl and instead creating prosaic, everyday Catherine. Can't wait to keep going!

melissajayne I have the same edition 2d
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane takes St. John's awful job teaching a bunch of rough moor kids and reflects on being surrounded by "ignorance, poverty, and coarseness"; but at least she's not living in unearned luxury, having traded in her good morals! This is a mindset my austere Baptist upbringing completely prepared me for so I have to say I'm Team Jane on this one. St. John swings by and talks at Jane about doing God's work and my GOD, can he just go to India already?!

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Into the Woods | James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim, Hudson Talbott
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Don't mind me, just weeping in spite of myself. Sondheim, you mad bastard; thank you. #SeeMoreTheatre

Ruthiella What‘s your favorite Sondheim? I‘ve not seen/heard them all, but I think Company is my No. 1. 3d
Andrea313 @Ruthiella Such a hard question! My favorite is probably Assassins, followed VERY closely by Sunday. But Into the Woods and Sweeney are also high on the list; it honestly feels impossible to choose! 3d
Ruthiella It‘s a totally unfair question! 😂 Assassins is maybe my second favorite and I‘ve never heard or seen Sunday in the Park with George…but I think I‘d start with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. 3d
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane has been living it up with the sisters Rivers (if you count learning German and reading books as "living it up" which I ABSOLUTELY DO), but soon they're going to leave for their own governess positions and Jane realizes that she needs her own job stat. St. John swoops in- he might be a bleak, disappointing Calvinist, but he does have a job for her, even though all it promises is "poverty and obscurity." Jane being Jane says, "Sign me up!"

eeclayton Learning languages+reading=my kind of party 😁 3d
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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After the Great Wife Reveal, Rochester proposes the following: leave Bertha with Grace Poole (she'd be game for the mad cash), send Adele off to boarding school, and flee to the south of France to live in a sham marriage. Jane gets where he's coming from but is ultimately like, "No can do, bro, I've got this deeply rooted sense of morality and self respect!" Then after a night of horror dreams, she straight up runs away; probably a good move, TBH.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I loved getting to this part of the book! This famous quote is a classic for a reason- Jane is so strong and so brave in this moment, and I will love it forever. This print lives on my wall and always makes me smile, all hail Jane, all hail Charlotte. #PemberLittens

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Got all caught up on some Jane Eyre audio today, which means I got to the weird-ass chapter where Rochester dresses up like a fortune-teller to try and get at Jane's true feelings. The whole thing is so utterly bizarre that I can't help but love it, and it's so on-brand for the specific level of Brontë bonkers we're all here for. #PemberLittens
📷: obscurelittlebird on Tumblr

batsy Your posts are making me want to revisit this soon! It's been awhile. 2w
Ruthiella Bonkers yes. But incredibly manipulative and underhanded. The first two times I read Jane Eyre, it didn‘t register but when I re-read it as an old lady a few years ago, this scene made me angry. 2w
ErinSueMreads It's all like the most robustly absurd game of chess that ever existed 🤣 2w
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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I know we're on Jane Eyre right now, #PemberLittens, but every time I see this making the rounds on social media, I absolutely screamlaugh. Someone find the woman who wrote this tweet and give her an award. Or, at the very least, some hot applesauce to throw in an enemy's face. #Brontussy

ErinSueMreads I've just discovered your posts in the pemberlittens tags so prepare for spaming, cause this incense is 🔥🔥🔥🤣🤣🤣 2w
Andrea313 @ErinSueMreads Have at it! 😂🤣 2w
ErinSueMreads *meme ... Literally no idea how it corrected to incense 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
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More than a little anecdotal but still an affirming read. My own "Big Friendships" (pictured!) have been defining and sustaining in my life, and I guess I picked up this book hoping to find a mirror- and I certainly did. I also appreciated that though this was mainly the story of the two authors, they acknowledged the other friendships in their lives, and the ways in which the primacy of their own relationship ebbs and flows through the years. ❤️

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Delightedly getting caught up with my old friend Jane and feeling very nostalgic about it. I read Jane Eyre for the first time in 8th grade and fell totally in love with it; somehow I keep reflecting on myself at that age and the ways in which reading this story of a plain but strong and determined girl sustained and inspired me. I'm also reflecting on this gorgeous new edition to be released in November- want it desperately! Don't need it at all!

IndoorDame Wow! What incredible editions! 2w
Andrea313 @IndoorDame Right?! Honestly, the last thing I need is another copy of Persuasion, but also...I think I might really need that copy! 2w
IndoorDame @Andrea313 I was thinking the same thing when I saw that site! 2w
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Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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Bring 👏It 👏 On 👏 These are my main goals in life, honestly. #AnneShirley #AnneWithAnE #LucyMaudMontgomery

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Finished the Charlotte Brontë section last night and LOVED it! I tend to fall into the trap of believing that the Brontës were totally secluded, isolated weirdoes, what with their strange goth stories and made-up fantasy worlds. But of course they had friends and acquaintances (well...maybe not Emily), and reading more about Charlotte's life outside of the parsonage was a welcome reminder. And who else thinks that Mary Taylor is a total BAMF??

Ruthiella Mary Taylor is another reminder for me to not look at history as if it were a monolith in which all people believed one thing and behaved in one way. 4w
batsy I loved reading about Mary. I immediately went to look up her novel Miss Miles but sadly it doesn't seem to be available/in print. 4w
Andrea313 @batsy It seems to be available used on Thrift Books! Take a look and let me know what you see; I also plan to buy it, and hope I'm looking at the right thing. Even these three chapters about her were enough to make me completely fascinated. 4w
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batsy @Andrea313 Oh yes, they do! Thank you for letting me know. I used to check out AbeBooks and Thrift Books in the past but post-pandemic the international shipping costs have become prohibitive. If you do end up getting it, I look forward to your thoughts! 4w
Jennaree3 I love this shirt! 4w
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The memes of Florence Pugh in Venice are all top-tier, but this one takes the cake, no doubt. 😭 #JusticeForAmyMarch

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Catching up today with the last chapter on Jane Austen and Anne Sharp. Today's installment takes us through the late years of Jane's life, with her books being published while Anne toils as a governess and a full-time companion to the sick sister of her employer. Much is made of Jane's gifting a presentation copy of Emma to Ms. Sharp. As this article shows, in 2010 that very copy sold for more than Jane probably could have dreamed. #PemberLittens

LeahBergen I want it. 🤣 1mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen IKR?? Wanna go halvsies? 😂 4w
LeahBergen Let‘s. 🤣 4w
kspenmoll OMG that is fabulous that it is still in existence. Too bad it may not be seen by the public… 4w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Catching up with the first three chapters of Jane Eyre today! I'm excited to return to this story, listening to the audiobook this time. Thandie Newton is a fantastic narrator; I think I first listened to her version around five years ago and I love this excuse to listen again. So far we've encountered the beastly young Reeds and the terrifying Red Room, while Jane overhears some hot gossip about her family background. #PemberLittens

Ann_Reads I'm listening to the same audio version, along with reading the ebook. The narration is excellent so far; makes the creepy parts even more creepy. 1mo
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Chapter 2 brings Jane back to Godmersham for the summer, ready for lots of home theatricals, "dinners at local manor houses (and) balls in nearby Canterbury." Meanwhile her BFF Anne is always either working or down for the count due to debilitating migraines. A doctor comes to perform an utter horror of a treatment, but Eddie Austen up and fires her anyway citing her "ill health". Quick, someone get up a labor movement and agitate for sick leave!

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
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Copper Harbor, MI is the teeniest town- with an incredibly lovely and well-stacked bookstore! I love a surprise indie bookstore discovery, and this one fit the bill. Definitely take the time to visit Grandpa's Barn if you're out on the Keweenaw. #BookHaul #MittenLitten #PureMichigan

Tamra I love discovering those gems too! 1mo
Tamra The Children‘s Blizzard is so good - harrowing. I was just recently listening to a meteorologist talk about that storm and apparently that winter season is the one Wilder based her book upon. 1mo
jlhammar I enjoyed the Laskin, Williams & Hanff. Great haul! We stopped at Grandpa‘s Barn when we did the Lake Superior Circle Tour several years ago. Such a fun trip! 1mo
LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful to find these little bookstores? ❤️ 1mo
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Kicked off the #ChapterADay read with the #PemberLittens in (not-so) grand fashion- aboard the SS Badger on Lake Michigan. Chapter 1 has me intrigued and eager to keep reading. Some of what the authors are positing feels at times like mere speculation given the lack of letters between the two; but I'm looking forward to learning more and happy to be along for this ride!

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South of Superior | Ellen Airgood
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Reading about a small Lake Superior town while visiting a small Lake Superior town. #CurrentlyReading #MittenLitten #PureMichigan

CoffeeAndABook Now that‘s immersive reading!! 👌🏼😃 1mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Filling the Book Backpack - the most important part of any trip prep! Headed due north for a #PureMichigan vacation and can't wait for a readathon by Lake Superior. Time to knock some of these off my TBR at last! 💙📚

jlhammar Great stack! I love Lake Superior. My husband and I drove around it (circle tour) several years back and had a wonderful vacation. And we go up to the MN north shore on a regular basis. Matrix is really good. I have the Russell in my own TBR stacks and have been curious about the Airgood and Patchett. Enjoy your trip! 1mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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My bestie re-reading Mansfield Park at my urging. 😂🤣 Who agrees with her, #PemberLittens?

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Andrea313 @ravenlee @sprainedbrain I get it, honestly. Fanny doesn't have much to recommend her throughout and Edmund is terrible. Yet...I'm drawn in by her strength in her own convictions. I hope we have another group read soon so I can re-evaluate. I did confess to my friend today that maybe my recent deep love for it was due to a pandemic-induced leave of my senses. 😂 1mo
Ruthiella 🙋🏻‍♀️I keep voting for this to be the Austen book we read for #Pemberlittens but alas! It‘s my least favorite of all the novels but I want to appreciate it better. 1mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella I'm sure it'll come back around! There was a group chapter-a-day read about a year ago and something about the pace allowed me to really take a deep dive and consider every moment, and I came away absolutely loving it. I'll be curious to see if anything changes for you once the group takes it up again! 1mo
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How we feeling about this adaptation news, YA Nation?? I am not typically too excited in general about film adaptations of books I enjoy, but I think this is some stellar casting. #YA

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I've been a long-time reader of Rebecca Woolf and have always loved her commitment to writing about both the beautiful highs and the devastating lows of marriage, motherhood, and life. She is unflinching in her new memoir, but as she's documented so much of this part of her life via social media, nothing felt particularly revelatory. Worth the read, though, for the catharsis of a woman emerging unapologetically into her next chapter.

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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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There was a whole lot going on in this book, but it never felt overdone or overloaded. Suzette is coming to terms with her sexual and religious identities as she navigates multiple crushes and her brother's newly diagnosed mental illness. I loved her strong blended family, and though some have pointed out ableism within the story, the conflicting emotions of watching a loved one struggle with mental health rang true to my personal experiences.

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I can't believe I've never posted about this book, one that I absolutely adore and re-read every couple of years. I could recount the plot, but that's not really the point here; instead, this book continues to move me through it's many gorgeously rendered moods and themes- of growing up, forgiveness, love, family, friendship, hope, longing, and understanding. It always leaves me feeling joyful but bittersweet, and I just can't get enough.

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Would empty my bank account for these editions, no lie. Thanks to @_theinsomniaclibrary_ on Instagram for the beautiful dream. #ImaginaryPenguinClassics #PenguinClassics #Osemanverse

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Still absolutely living for every take from every person who is hate-watching Persuasion so that I don't have to. #PemberLittens

SamAnne 😂😂😂😂 2mo
SamAnne I‘m thinking I need to make a pitcher of strong cocktail and have a solo hatewatch party. (edited) 2mo
Chrissyreadit I am it seems in the minority and enjoyed it. TBH I‘m totally curious about why it is so unliked. 2mo
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Andrea313 @Chrissyreadit I'm glad it was something you enjoyed! For me, and full disclosure, I have not watched it, my issues come from two places: the first is that Anne's quirky, quippy character bears no resemblance to the Anne of Austen's novel. And second, Persuasion is arguably her most somber, reflective work and the tone of the film disregards that entirely. I sort of wish the film's writers would have just created an original screenplay. 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Andrea313 that makes sense- when I see remakes I think of them as produced from different angles. I think because I read so many JA retellings I look at the films the same way. 2mo
Chrissyreadit I do appreciate your response though- I‘ve been genuinely confused. 2mo
RidgewayGirl @Chrissyreadit I love the novel and I thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation. 🤷🏻‍♀️ i enjoy seeing how a work is interpreted and find adaptations that hew too closely to the source material are often boring (BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice excepted). 2mo
Andrea313 @Chrissyreadit I love what you say about the film versions being similar in your mind to book re-tellings! I don't read many of those, and it could be why I prefer my films to stick more closely with the original. Since I'm on the fence about watching, will you tell me what you enjoyed most? Maybe I'll wind up going for it after all. 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Andrea313 to be fair these dais I “need” stuff to be lighter. In this version I enjoy the playful spirit- we get to see but is not obvious to anyone else. It presents Anne to me not as a “victim” but as someone who had her own growing to do - but in a playful less painful way than in JA‘s Persuasion. That does not take away from the original but rather gives me options on how to be entertained. 2mo
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I Was Born for This | Alice Oseman
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I am really digging this story, but this is the SECOND use of "phased" instead of "fazed," one of my all-time biggest pet peeves! Which literary typos get your ire up the most, Littens? I know I'm not alone in this! #WhereAreTheEditors #CurrentlyReading

Ruthiella “Peeked” for “Piqued” , though I‘ve not seen it in a book, only in Goodreads reviews. 2mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella Oooh, yeah, that would set my teeth on edge! 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I once read a book that repeatedly used "could of" instead of "could've" or "could have." It drove me nuts! 2mo
TrishB That‘s a terrible error! 2mo
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I Was Born for This | Alice Oseman
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When your book clashes with your dress. #CurrentlyReading #Osemanverse

slategreyskies Oh, that would bother me! I read this lime green book a while back (Neruda‘s Odes), and it kept clashing with everything I wore. Drove me bonkers! 🤣 2mo
Andrea313 @slategreyskies I totally get it! I never knew before this day that I now have to take book covers into account when packing for a weekend away. 😂 2mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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@JaneAustenMeme coming in with the only review I need. I see divided reviews generally here on Litsy; anyone wanna weigh in? I welcome the debate! #PemberLittens

ravenlee I thought initial previews looked bad, then I saw the longer preview a few days ago and it looks even worse. I‘m so disappointed. 3mo
Andrea313 @ravenlee Same here on being really disappointed. To be fair, I haven't watched it yet, but the trailers I've seen are leaving me legit angry. Will we never get the Persuasion we deserve?! Even the '95 version, which I think is the best we've got, and I know some folks love, kills me with the weird circus ending. Like, I will never not be completely taken out of it when Wentworth gazes into Anne's eyes....while a stilt-walker passes by. 💀💀💀 3mo
ravenlee I like the 2007 version well enough. I don‘t know the 1995 one, and now I‘m really hesitant to look for it! I get that it‘s a very introspective novel, so much of it takes place inside Anne‘s head, and it must be very challenging to film that, but either find a way to make that work or for all that‘s holy stop mangling it! 3mo
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ravenlee The 2007 version works for me until the kiss at the end…and they‘re reaching…still reaching…Anne is gasping like a fish on land…not there yet… 3mo
Andrea313 @ravenlee I like the 2007 one just fine, but I agree about the ending! And I don't care for Anne's asides to the camera. The '95 one is perfectly lovely, I'd definitely encourage you to check it out! But it never felt like "IT" for me; I'm still waiting on an adaptation that fully captures all that's beautiful about that book. But yeah, it's so internal and so much about mood...maybe it can't be done! 3mo
Liatrek This is my fav Austen book and all the previews and trailers just turn me off from watching. I‘ve seen both versions and agree they don‘t feel as perfect as say the P&P movies. I was really hoping for a great adaption to my favorite book. 3mo
eeclayton I watched it and didn't like it. Everything I adore about Anne is missing from the movie. 3mo
Eyelit Yes! I saw one review that was basically like ‘I am all agony, no hope‘ and after watching I completely agree 🤣 3mo
Andrea313 @Eyelit "All agony, no hope" I am dead. ??? After the reviews I've read, I'm not sure I'll be able to watch it. 3mo
Linsy Ugh, that's too bad!!! I'll still watch, but maybe having low expectations will help. 3mo
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More Than a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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"Pausing on a Sunday / by the cool blue triangular water..." #CurrentlyReading #SummerReads

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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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Lavender latte and a book and a day to myself. ❤️ #CurrentlyReading

Read4life Lavender latte sounds great right now 3mo
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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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Has anyone figured out yet how to dispense with adult responsibilities? I just want to read this and things like "doing laundry" and "holding down a job" are getting in the way. #NextUp

JamieArc If you find out, let me know! 3mo
Liatrek If only🙂 3mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Reading at the beach is the best of all possible worlds. #CurrentlyReading #BeachDay

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 💗📚 3mo
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What We See When We Read | Peter Mendelsund
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#ReadingAboutReading is usually my jam, but this one is more than a little pretentious without being particularly insightful. However, I love the acknowledgement of the creativity and experience we individually bring to the act of reading- conceiving of reading as a means of co-creation is straight up my alley. It goes quickly so if you're on the fence, I say go for it- and it made me want to re-read Anna Karenina and To the Lighthouse so win-win?

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Brandon and I both feeling some kinda way about this new wreck of a Persuasion adaptation. What say you, #PemberLittens??

https://mobile.twitter.com/NetflixFilm/status/1536695148251430912

dylanisreading What even? 4mo
Liatrek The more I think about it just makes me sad. I was really looking forward to a new adaption of my favorite Austen book. This looks like a comedy. (edited) 4mo
MaureenMc I don‘t have high hopes for this adaptation. 4mo
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Ruthiella Oh dear! 😂 I just watched the trailer. No, just no. 🙈 (edited) 4mo
rwmg Brandon is being too kind 4mo
LeahBergen The jam. What the HELL is up with the jam?? 4mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen Because Anne is *wAcKY*? I can't with this. 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
Andrea313 @Liatrek Agreed! Like, they're just trying to remake the most recent Emma movie with no consideration of the literal source material. 😡 4mo
Andrea313 @Ruthiella So much to unpack but better to burn the whole suitcase. 4mo
batsy Same. Anne breaking the fourth wall thing with knowing looks at the audience is totally not the same tone or mode or style as the book. If they wanted to make a saucy comedy featuring pert bubbly characters, adapt a different book! *gets off soapbox* 😆 4mo
eeclayton @batsy That made me cringe too. Breaking the fourth wall rarely works for me anyway 4mo
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A Strange Loop | Michael R. Jackson
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Happy Tony Awards Day to all who celebrate! #SeeMoreTheatre #TonyAwards

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Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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Such wonderfully rendered, full characters in this one! Many of them pushed my buttons and got my ire up (and the men were particularly spectacular jackasses), but they all felt true to life, and the glimpse into this small English village, upended with the arrival of the perplexing Miss Plum, was a light, fun way to spend some reading hours.

LeahBergen Do NOT go saving random people from duck ponds! 😆😆 4mo
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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This book had a bit of so-so about it for me, but I liked it more than I didn't. And this section from the acknowledgements is IT. We need more queer stories, especially for kids and teens, and especially for kids in spaces where queerness is rendered invisible, or worse, crushed and maligned. Give me all the Sharas and Chloes and Nicks and Charlies and Dantes and Aristotles, but more importantly - give them to kids.

alisiakae 🙌🏽🙌🏽 4mo
Nutmegnc 👏👏👏🌈🌈🌈🎉🎉🎉 Yes!!! 4mo
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Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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Can't even get up for a glass of water around here! #TomKitten claims another one. #CurrentlyReading #CatsOfLitsy

sarahbellum 😍😍😍 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Hello Tom! 🥰🥰 4mo
AkashaVampie Is he biting it? 4mo
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Leftcoastzen 👏😻 4mo
Andrea313 @AkashaVampie No, just resting his chin on the spine. 😍🐈‍⬛ 4mo
AkashaVampie @Andrea313 well that's good... it would be bad if u had a book eating kitty 4mo
LeahBergen How are you enjoying it? I liked this one! 4mo
batsy What an adorable face! He also has good taste (I really enjoyed this one!) 4mo
CarolynM Lovely photo and a good book🙂 4mo
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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My copy of this book got stuck in Chicago for about 10 days, but it was so worth the wait! I'm obsessed with the hot pink pages, and with Chloe's blatant love for The Phantom of the Opera, a completely stupid musical that I will love to my dying day. 😂 McQuiston's second book was a miss for me, but so far, I'm loving this one. #CurrentlyReading

LeahBergen I had a Phantom song as my wedding song … way back in the early ‘90s. 🤣🤣 4mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen All I Ask of You, I do so hope! ❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen Yes!!! Our first song and waltz of the evening. We still get all misty when we randomly here it somewhere. 😆😆 4mo
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AmyG I am reading a Franzen book now….so that made me laugh. 4mo
mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Andrea313
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#TomKitten is not immune to Heartstopper mania. Total Nick Nelson stan over here. 🖤💖💜💙 #CatsOfLitsy

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Andrea313
Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I so wish our wonderful Jane could have gone back to re-tool this one. There is so much there - devious Lady Susan, poor maligned Frederica, dim Reginald, potentially two-faced Alicia - and I would have loved to see the story and the characters more fully expanded. The last chapter, shedding the epistolary form, brings so much more life to everything. I wish we could have seen what more time would have yielded. #PemberLittens

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Playing catch-up today, and ugh, three chapters in a row of Gilbert's bullshit is almost too much to bear. He continues to act completely entitled to Mrs. G's time and attention, hounding her while she's trying to sketch, sucking up to her kid (giving him a dog, wtf?!), and trying to gift her a romantic book.Whenever she's less than thrilled with any of it, Gilbert is offended and "ready to weep with disappointment and vexation." Bitch, please.

BarkingMadRun 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Bklover Yes!!!!! I can‘t stand him! 5mo
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Andrea313
Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Hold on your hats, there's a flurry of departures and near-departures: Reg will go! No, he'll stay! Sir James leaves! So will Lady Susan! Frederica is going, too! No, she's staying! Lady S's lackey Alicia is psyched to hang with her bff 'cuz her husband (who *barred Lady S from their house*) is headed to Bath. But then, ruh-roh, Mr "Uric Acid" Johnson gets wind of Lady S's travel and suddenly has a gout flare-up and can't travel- very convenient!

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