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Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig

Joined October 2016

🫖 by day. 🥃by night. 📚 all the time. All my bookish things: https://linktr.ee/crinolinelaphroaig #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong
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Grace Notes by Alexandra Stoddard
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#Pemberlittens I absolutely adored this book when I was part of last year's Austenprose https://austenprose.com/ Book Tour.

Rereading for #12MonthsofJane I'm doing on Instagram w/ my friend Claire. https://www.instagram.com/p/C1pc0dXL92N/?igsh=ZDI0cnIwaWRuanp0

I has print copy on my Forever Shelf but this time I decided to listen to audiobook. Great narration! Just as delightful on a second read.

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Jane in Winter | Julia Fry
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I've been reading over Winter. What I call a quiet read. Not a book to just rush through but one to be savoured.

Beautifully written w/ delightful illustrations. Joy to have in your hands. I especially like when Jane imagines what happens to her characters after her books end.
Ending of this book brought tears to my eyes and touched my heart. I can see myself rereading over the successive winters of my life. ⬇️

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* This isn't a mass market book. You order directly from the author.
https://www.juliafrysaustenchronicles.co.uk/store/
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @ElizaMarie thanks for teaching me how to add a book to Litsy database! 2w
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LOVE the cover. It's what caught my eye in the store. Also loved character of Gus and how she's not going to fade into the background like a good Spinster should. Hope her brother gets his comeuppance. ⬇️

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For all that I love the story, I do feel that the cover is deceptive. Yes there are moments that are just a fun romp. But also tackles some very serious issues about the treatment of women and children in this time which is heartbreaking. Also there is a character with breast cancer and a graphic description of a mastectomy in the days before anesthesia.

That being said I'm definitely going to be reading next book as soon as it comes out.
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julieclair Such a pretty picture! And an excellent review. 👍 2w
batsy I liked this a lot too and am looking forward to the next one. 2w
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Murder on Display | Thea Cambert
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I'm continuing to enjoy this series. (Other than Book 1 series still not in Litsy database.) Next one is set in Spring. I'm going to look for St Patrick's Day theme for March #seasonalcozies. 💘 @julieclair

julieclair This cover is adorable. So glad you‘re enjoying this series! 2w
ElizaMarie If you access Litsy online via computer (not the app), you can add the book to the database. 2w
julieclair @ElizaMarie Helpful info! I didn‘t know this. 2w
ElizaMarie @julieclair @Crinoline_Laphroaig you are welcome. I just copy and paste the Amazon/Barnes/good reads description. And I like to add the photo there too 2w
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Reading in the Bath | Astrid Klemz
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I'm behind @julieclair with #monthlymagazineblitz so last night I grabbed a stack and went through while relaxing in the bath. 🛀🏻

julieclair I‘m behind too… I may copy your relaxing bath idea! 2w
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Living a Beautiful Life | Alexandra Stoddard
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One of the first books I ever read on making a house a home. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, clutter and chaos was the norm. This book was life changing for twentysomething me. Rereading all these years later, I'm surprised at how many things are part of my routines. Yes, it's a bit dated and pretentious in places, but it taught me so much: seasonal eating, flowers in the house, and setting a pretty table. 🌸

Crinoline_Laphroaig One of things that made this house 'The One' was this little area in the Master Bath. When I'm doing my hair and makeup I'm surrounded by things I love: flowers, candles, and my yoga frog. 🐸 3w
Ruthiella Lovely 😍 3w
Desha Yes I loved Alexandra Stoddard‘s books as well many years ago!! She really inspired me! Thank you for reminding me of her! ♥️📚 3w
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#Pemberlittens Jane and I had a lovely tea break yesterday. We joined in Virtual Book Club: Teenage Writings hosted by Jane Austen's House. 💙

*Next Virtual Book Club is Thu Mar 14. Lady Susan will be discussed. You can book tickets here:
https://janeaustens.house/visit/whats-on/

#adventureswithjane

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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#Pemberlittens I'm just here for @BarkingMadRead Memes and #HashtagBrigade.

Y'all I tried for over 7 hours on audio. I can't do 29 more hours of run-on sentences and random rants. I watched a 3 minute YouTube synopsis. https://youtu.be/7gnRqH-SA1E?si=uugEH6xuwyqjfThe I'm good. 🙄 #thebros

IndoorDame I‘ve been finding lately that classics on audio tend to be soporific unless the narrator is exceptionally talented. I think The Bros (or anything translated from Russian) might be especially tough to listen to. 1mo
BarkingMadRead 🤣 do you want me to keep tagging you? 1mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🖤🩶🖤 1mo
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Pip2 I‘ve been bailing way more than in the past. Way too many books out there that feed the soul. Why waste your time and energy torturing yourself to finish something you‘re not going to love and get something from if only enjoyment. I have this on my to be read, and based on what I know. I strongly believe I will be bailing at page 50. 1mo
SamAnne I bailed on D‘s Demons. I‘m sticking with this one just because it is a chapter a day, and #Barkingmadread is hilarious and captures the ridiculousness of it all. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRead yes please! I'm enjoying the memes! 1mo
rubyslippersreads I thought it was only me. 😏 1mo
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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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It's been too long (2020) since I've read all of Gail Carriger's Parasolverse. And of course I needed to make a Google Doc that is color coordinated with Book Covers. https://bit.ly/48ATIxR

Then because there's nothing better than listening to Fictional Hangover
https://www.fictionalhangover.com/ discuss and it's thanks to Ms. Gail that I found Podcast, added in Episodes for corresponding books.

#Great2024ParasolverseReread

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#MidwinterSosltice #FridayNightShare
Thank you @Chrissyreadit for the gifts! I had forgotten they were coming. Lovely surprise! 📬

Chrissyreadit the one bag is for a simmering pot- just empty into hot water 😘 1mo
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Murder on Display | Thea Cambert
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7°F /-14°C and snowing. Perfect day @julieclair for #SeasonalCozies. Only first in this series is in Litsy database. I enjoyed #WinterNotChristmas of Murder Just For Show Book 2 in #HyggeHideaway Series.

Book 3 Murder In The Woods will be my February read. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

kspenmoll These look like fun! 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll and they're just over 100 pages. You can literally read them in a couple of hours. 1mo
julieclair What a beautiful photo! It could be a postcard! I‘m glad you‘re having fun with this challenge. 😀 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @julieclair husband got bird feeders up before the cold weather moved in. Such a delight to watch the birds out my kitchen window. 1mo
julieclair @Crinoline_Laphroaig I need to put up a bird feeder. We had one at our old house and I just loved watching them. (edited) 1mo
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#MidwinterSolace #FridayNightShare I love books about Wintery Places. All of these are really good (I'll tag in comments) North is a new favorite. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
#NonFictionWinter #Naturalitsy
@AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

Crinoline_Laphroaig Shetland is on my Travel Bucket List. 2mo
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Cuilin These all look amazing. I love the TV show Shetland partly because of the scenery. 2mo
TheBookHippie Oooo yes!!!! All of it! 2mo
marleed I‘m so intrigued! 2mo
kspenmoll @Cuilin the books are wonderful, but I agree with you regarding the TV series. The land & ocean is incredible. I would love to go there one day . 2mo
Cuilin @kspenmoll it reminds me of Ireland. 2mo
Chrissyreadit you are a winner for most stacked! can you send me your address? chrissyreadit@gmail.com 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Chrissyreadit 🥳 Just emailed you. 2mo
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This week I've been finishing up Holiday reads. I've a couple more Library Holds that if they come in soon, I'll go ahead and read. But otherwise with Lillian I'm shifting into Winter not Christmas.

Starting listening on NYE and finished in print last night. Delightful to revisit Lillian. 🎄➡️❄️

TheBookHippie I need to visit her again ♥️ 2mo
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Christmas Island | Natalie Normann
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This week I've been finishing up Christmas reads.

Cover was beautiful to look at. Loved the setting, traditions, and the food. Romance was rather bland. Also I didn't really care for Holly, she had no common sense. Reveal of why she might possibly lose her job made like her even less.

*I will probably read Summer Island for more of the Norway setting.

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Jane and the Final Mystery | Stephanie Barron
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#JaneAndTheExcellentReadalong was the Highlight of my 2023 reading. Loved revisiting the Series with #Pemberlittens and with my friends Claire & Susan on Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1iFaIUAW5x/?igsh=NXFmZ3Nlb3U0YXh2

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I got sidetracked by all the new 2024 Readalongs and things that I didn't finish my Best of 2023. In no particular order Top 2-5.

I needed comfort reads and Jane. September and Winter Solstice were like sitting down to tea with old friends.

LOVED What Would Jane Austen Do? ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Jane and the Lonely Shore by Juliet Fry.
A rare treat for Janeites! This was a gift. Beautifully written with gorgeous illustrations. Author has wonderful Website
https://www.juliafrysaustenchronicles.co.uk/?fbclid=PAAaauEeq1ClCX8zLHiASm3O12M5... and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/juliafrysaustenchronicles?igsh=MWRvcnB6czRkNXV3cA==
where she discusses all things Austen.
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julieclair Oh my gosh… these look fabulous! Stacking all 4! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @julieclair I've Julia Fry's Jane In Winter. She wrote a lovely Instagram about it today. https://www.instagram.com/p/C1ubR5hInUA/?igsh=eXc4MTk1aGJvNm1t I'm going to be starting in now that holidays are over. 2mo
julieclair Couldn‘t find The Lonely Shore in the Litsy database, but StoryGraph has it, so I stacked it there. 😉 2mo
julieclair What a beautiful Instagram post. I have started following her. Thanks so much for bringing Julia Fry to my attention! I am putting both of these books on my “Most Wished For” list. 💙 2mo
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Pocket Peaches | Dora Wang
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OPERATION FRIENDSHIP!!! Just finished reading and it so ADORABLE! Discovered thanks to my friends at Fictional Hangover Podcast. 🍑🍑🍑

https://fictionalhangover.podbean.com/e/pocket-peaches/

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Murder on Display | Thea Cambert
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Because I need another Reading Challenge 😆 I'm adding @julieclair #SeasonalCozies to The List:
#TheBros @BarkingMadRead
#JaneAdjacent @staycurious

My January pick is Book 2 of #hyggehideaway it's #WinterNotChristmas only Book 1 appears to be in Litsy database. It's has Christmas setting. Short & free on Kindle Unlimited. Plan to read whole series as it progresses through seasons. ❄️

*Now I need to make Seasonal Cozies Goodreads Shelf.

julieclair So glad you‘re joining us! This book looks good… and free is great! Headed to Kindle now to check out this series! 2mo
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Grace Notes | Alexandra Stoddard
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2024 #DailyRead. Stumbled across Grace Notes while searching for replacement books on eBay. I read Living A Beautiful Life years ago and had a battered copy marked with favorite things. It was one of the first books to teach me about making a house a home. Published in 1986 I'm sure it's dated but I want to revisit.

Grace Notes has Daily Quotes and Rituals. It to may be dated but we're going to give it a try.🫖

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2023 Daily Read.
It's been a delight waking up to Jane quote everyday. I finished on NYE morning with my favorite tea cup. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig And then there's this in the Acknowledgements:
"I‘m grateful to my father, LeRoy Looser, for inculcating a love of research and a zest for trying new things. He first picked up Pride and Prejudice three years ago, in his late seventies. I treasure the day he told me, his only daughter, “I just got to the part where Lydia‘s going to Brighton with Mrs. Forster. I don‘t know what kind of trouble she‘s going to get in down there. Don‘t tell me.” ☺️
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Finishing up my Christmas Stack.

I love books and Scotland, you would think I would love this book. But it was incredibly inane. Plus I know about First Footing, the way it's used here is silly. You're going to let someone disrupt your wedding because you like to keep the old traditions? And the caviler attitude of 'we'll just move the wedding'.

But hey, managed to get pretty much every Scottish stereotype in.

Crinoline_Laphroaig I feel like I've been very snarky lately about what I'm reading. 2mo
LeahBergen I read one book in this series and it irritated me to no end. 😆 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeahBergen I'm glad to know it was just me! 2mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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My #TheBros @BarkingMadRead Edition. I'm doing audio. Fun Fact: Narrator David Rintoul is Mr. Darcy of 1980 Masterpiece Theatre Pride and Prejudice. It's how I discovered Jane Austen.

I'm just now starting.
#Pemberlittens #HashtagBrigade.

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The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi | Shannon Chakraborty
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I loved everyone of these! #bestof2023

monkeygirlsmama My daughter just got Unfamiliar from the library yesterday. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @monkeygirlsmama such a sweet read. 2mo
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The End Of Summer | Rosamunde Pilcher
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My #YearInBooks - Worst Read.

How do I decide what my Least Favorite/ Worst is? It's the book that sticks with me. The one that has me ranting at Books & Brews Club. And this year I'm pained to say it's The Rosamunde Pilcher short story.

I had just finished rereading September and I was in the mood for more, so I picked this.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Two things I always say about Rosamunde Pilcher: her books are a bit dated in places and short stories aren't her forte. She needs the space of longer novels like Winter Solstice. (My Favorite!) Both of these problems show up big time in The End of Summer.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig ⚠️ Kind of aSpoilery in next comment. ⬇️ 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Jane returns home to Scotland after living in California to find her childhood crush has become a horrible person, who wants to marry her because he's in debt and she's inheriting the Estate. The problem is they're FIRST COUSINS!!! And book setting is 1960s! Why would you do that? It would have been better if character had been written as a childhood friend instead.⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Also Jane has absolutely no goals or ambitions. Her grandmother talks about the opportunities for education and careers for young women. When she asks Jane her about plans/ job, she is perfectly content to let her father and grandmother support her. She's the worst kind heroine.

Definitely not Pilcher's best work. But as always Jilly Bond narration is perfect. 🔚
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Another from my Christmas Stack.

I enjoyed Santaland setting and I'm definitely on board for more Holiday mysteries in this Series.

My only complaint was for Nick and April having such a whirlwind romance and marrying quickly, they seemed to have very little chemistry as a couple. Maybe because some people don't want to see Santa and Mrs Claus being affectionate?

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Lazy days and nights of Twixmas. I'm spending much of my time by the fire. Tea in the mornings, whisky in the evenings and lots of books.

Tonight I finished reading Christmas with Rosamunde Pilcher. It begins with recollections on RP's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Party. Then it's Christmas traditions and recipes. Ends with a short story Miss Cameron at Christmas. Delightful.🥃📖🔥

LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to buy this for years! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeahBergen it's worth it for the recipes alone. 2mo
LeahBergen Good to know! 👍 2mo
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My #YearInBooks Least Favorites.

I'd never want to yuck someone's yum when it comes to reading. You should read what makes you happy. So these are my 1 - 2 stars reads.

⭐ Reputation by Lex Croucher
Almost bailed on this but I wasted a B & N audiobook credit on it so I was determined to finish. Horrible people doing horrible things, including sexual assault. Betty was the only character I cared about. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig (ARC) Fun title & I like Palm Springs setting. While it's mentioned in blurb that MC's Aunt has died, wasn't expecting pages of detailed caring for a dying loved one.

Wasn't crazy about the cover to start with. After so much cancer, death, & grief I was bewildered by the choice of shirtless guy on the cover. Very dated and gives the wrong impression of the book. Cover art highlighting martinis & PS architecture would have be more appropriate.⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Then 2nd half of book happened. Billed as a Grumpy/Sunshine Romance but MMC wasn't grumpy he was outright Ass. For most part this wasn't a Romance story but family drama. When it finally got to 'Romance', near the end of story, it felt like I was reading a different book. Suddenly it was all words I probably shouldn't say on Litsy. One word got 12 mentions and another🙀 23. All in the last part of the book. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Feels like author couldn't make up their mind what they wanted to write.

My favorite things were Palm Springs setting, architecture, Aunt Fern, and the martinis. Hence 2 stars instead of one. (Appears now that cover has changed on Kindle Editions)⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I was sceptical because because the last Jenny Colgan book I read had a bratty kid in it and it was annoying. But this series setting is Mure a fictional Scottish Island in the North Sea.

I really enjoyed A Very Distant Shore the Prequel. Was looking forward to more of Saif's life. Book 1 The Cafe By The Sea was a disappointment, Saif was barely mentioned. I trudged on to The Endless Beach. Saif was back, so that was good. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Once again there's annoying child who talks baby talk. Apparently that's something Jenny Colgan does. It's particularly jarring because the other children in the story are dealing with actual trauma.

Jenny Colgan is supposed to be a feel good writer but her books just annoy me. I'm done.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig ⭐⭐ Resting Scrooge Face
At least it was free and short. I didn't realize this was the same author as The Highland Fling which was a ⭐ read for me last year. This one was not as bad. But it annoyed me just a few pages in with the 'my boyfriend, who I was expecting to propose, broke up with me because I wanted children and he didn't' storyline. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig As someone who is Childfree by Choice this just irks me. You would you rather get married and make each other miserable? My other problem is I can suspend some belief with holiday romance stories. But Main Characters we're each others first loves, together for quite awhile and from the same small town, yet didn't recognize the stories and histories that they shared with one another.⬇️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig I can totally get not being in the festive when others expect you to. And there were a couple of fun moments. So ⭐⭐ for that. Only reason I didn't bail is I finished listening whilst I was doing my hair and makeup. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig *All of these authors are going my Don't Waste Your Time List.

⏭️ I'll be back in a bit with my top least favorite/ worst read. 🔚

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Larkken This is great! I love reading 1-2 star reviews for books I really enjoy, and none of these sound up my alley. I was considering giving out some razzies of my own, and now I feel inspired 🙃 2mo
CaramelLunacy I really enjoyed one of Colgan's and have slogged through many more hoping to find that magic and just being unreasonably irritated... 2mo
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My #YearInBooks #DNF

Both main characters are just rude. Also can't take Hector saying 'Dude' all the time. He says it 12 times (reading on Kindle it's easy to count.) In 42 pages.

Thankfully I didn't pay money for this. It was Library Loan.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig A lot of people gave this great Reviews. Setting is life in 1989 Communist ruled Romainia. I just wasn't in the right headspace for it. I needed happier reads this year.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Books & Brews Club read. I'm not a sports fan so I found MC carrying on about 'The Game' annoying. Probably would have finished if I hadn't run out of time before Book Club.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Readalong that I was struggling with. I had limited reading time in September so I focused on things I really want to read. Not trudgeding on.
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Christmas Pie | Jodi Taylor
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Life is good. Set by the fire, drinking tea and reading the latest Jodi Taylor Christmas short story - Christmas Pie

What fun! Especially spotting all Titles of St Mary's Books. And it's from Markham POV! I got a little teary eyed at one part. Loved it so much. 😊

TheBookHippie ♥️ 2mo
julesG Did you notice the Time Police titles and Elizabeth Cage titles, too? 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @julesG I noticed Time Police and haven't read Elizabeth Cage. 2mo
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Pemberlitten Few pictures from today's celebration Jane Austen's Virtual Birthday Party hosted by Jane Austen's House. Followed by a turn about the grounds in golf cart. And because if you get the chance to pose dramatically on a rock, dressed in Regency costume, you should. 💙💙💙💙💙

TheBookHippie 💙💙💙💙💙 2mo
Ruthiella Amazing! 🤩 2mo
janeycanuck You look so good!!! Love the shoes ❤️ 2mo
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julesG Love the look! 2mo
Librarybelle That‘s awesome! 2mo
Jess_Read_This You look amazing!! I love the dress material print. This is just so neat. Great photos! 2mo
peanutnine You look amazing! This sounds so fun 😃 2mo
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A bit darker than I was expecting. Tearjerker ending.

While I enjoyed the history of film making it did slow the story down a bit. I'm looking forward to listening to audiobook when it is released. There was a lot going on and I think a second read would help wrap my mind around the story. #ARC

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Thrush Green | Miss Read
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#Pemberlittens this looks like something similar to Pym. #JaneAdjacent Read? @BarkingMadRead @StayCurious

rubyslippersreads I‘ve never read any Miss Read, but would love to. 3mo
LeahBergen I do love Miss Read but her novels are all much more simple and of the “cozy village life” sort than Pym. I‘m trying to say it without sounding snobbish or disparaging but Pym is way more “literary”. 😆 But I read and love them both! 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeahBergen Love your explanation! 3mo
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Read for my friend's online Yoga, Books, & Brunch Club. Discussion was on Sunday. Pic is of my Brunch Tray all prepped.

I really enjoyed Chapter 4 about when things go horribly wrong. And how we react to it.

In the middle it bogged down. Became to woo woo for me and I skimmed a bit. Finished reading last chapters. But all in all I liked the basic message of How We Live Is How We Die.

Kimzey I love the festive holiday china!
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Murder on Display | Thea Cambert
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My 1st Holiday Read of the Season! Cozy Murder Mystery with Hygee was perfect for me. I love looking at tiny houses on Instagram. Everything is in it's place. No chaos. It's relaxing.

At 123 pages I read in just over an hour. It was fun! I particularly like that it was the guy who had the baking and knitting skills.

Looking forward to reading entire series as it progresses through the seasons.
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Fnishing off November with 3 really great reads:
📱Gorgeous cover makes me happy every time I look at it. Life got in the way. Looking forward to curling up in bed and finishing this evening. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig 🎧 #IrlBookClub read that I'm finding fascinating. Can't wait to get in the 🚗 so I can finish listening to it.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig 📖 #BOTM I've also got a Library audiobook copy. I'm switching back and forth between. Such a great adventure!

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Sword Catcher | Cassandra Clare
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#MonthInBooks

Not bad for setting up house, getting ready to entertain, and hosting Thanksgiving.

Lots of Readalongs:
#NorthangerinNovember #Pemberlittens #HashtagBrigade #JaneAdjacant and the #Chunkster the was Sword Catcher.

I get that it's the first book, so there's a lot of world building. It took about 180 pages for something to finally happen. But then I really like it. So I'm giving a Pick rather than So-So.

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Absolutely loved it! It's hard to adapt Jane Austen to modern times but this does it so well. Thanksgiving Chapter was my favorite. Perfect choice since I was also rereading original Northanger Abbey. I finished both in the last few days.

And now it's time to get out the Christmas China!
#pemberlittens
#janeadjacent
@StayCurious

StayCurious What a nice picture! 3mo
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Why yes I did pour my Thanksgiving champagne out of a flute into this glass because it matched the cover. Thanks for hosting @BarkingMadRead! I find Pym a comfort read. Perfect for this time of year.
🥂🍾 #hashtagbrigade

Ruthiella Perfect! 🥂 3mo
julieclair Love this! 3mo
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I meant to post this yesterday for Thanksgiving. I really loved Chapter 24. Liam making turkey was the best! 🦃
#pemberlittens #janeadjacent @StayCurious

StayCurious And the chain saw haha! 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @StayCurious that was so awesome! 3mo
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Today I got Library Card for my new city. I was super excited to find a print copy of this month's #Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Read. 😍
@StayCurious

LiteraryinLawrence Joining the library in a new place is a great feeling! For me it‘s a big step towards feeling settled in my new town. 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LiteraryinLawrence such a good feeling. ❤️ 3mo
CaramelLunacy Love a good library haul 3mo
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My fluffy new reading spot for
#Pemberlittens #HashtagBrigade 📖
@BarkingMadRead

BookNAround That looks so comfy cozy! 4mo
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥🤓Looks super comfy!! 4mo
BarkingMadRead Ohhhhh I love it! 4mo
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Ruthiella Adorable! 😍 4mo
MatchlessMarie Lovely!! 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
marleed I love it! 4mo
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I agree with you @IndoorDame that Kindle cover is so ugly. But I went ahead and grabbed it on Hoopla until my pretty purple one arrives. And while I was there I grabbed The Barbara Pym Cookbook. Off to read my chapter.

#hashtagbrigade #pemberlittens #chapterandacuppa#brownisboring
#uglycoverparty #prettyinpurple @BarkingMadRead

IndoorDame Ooh a cookbook, how fun! I‘ll have to look for that 😃 4mo
Ruthiella Please show us your cauliflower cheese dish when you make it! 😂 4mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4mo
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@BarkingMadRead my Print copy I ordered cheap off eBay isn't here yet so I thought I'd get audiobook. I had to Bail on the Sample it was so awful.
#pemberlittens #hashtagbrigade #getthekindlecopynoyaudio

IndoorDame Ooh thanks for the tip! I grabbed the free audio, but haven‘t actually had time to listen to the sample yet. I‘ll go look for a kindle copy right now! 4mo
BarkingMadRead Oh no!! 4mo
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Jane and the Final Mystery | Stephanie Barron
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#Pemberlittens this has always been read at your own pace. Feel free to pop back anytime and comment. There will be a discussion of the whole series posted November. #JaneAndTheExcellentReadalong

Crinoline_Laphroaig 1️⃣ Reveal of the by-blow. (What a great dated word.) I literally had to stop, talk to myself out loud, and mentally process the family dynamics.

2️⃣ Always dear Jane. But also Edward in this one. As a proud Auntie, loved their relationship.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig 3️⃣ "Good lord, I thought suddenly. Had I accepted him, should I have had ten children? —And shuddered at the thought."

"How many heroines had I thrown in the way of such men—the Willoughbys, the Wickhams, the William Elliots?"

"Who knows, after all, what the future may hold?"
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Crinoline_Laphroaig 4️⃣ I hate cold water. We had a swimming pool for years and I never got into it until as my husband said 'tempature was tepid bath water.' Mostly I like to look at water. I'll ride the current.

5️⃣ It never fails, whenever you're not looking you best, that's when you run into someone you haven't seen in years. I'm going to preserve the mystery, keep him guessing and stay above stairs. However, I will contrive a way to spy on him.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig 6️⃣ "The Morning Gazette publishes an intriguing article on Sir Joseph Banks‘s eucalypt, a plant of which one has never heard; the following week one‘s niece announces she intends to plant a eucalypt at her father‘s Kentish estate, if only he may obtain a specimen from the Botanic Gardens at Kew."

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Crinoline_Laphroaig 7️⃣ I really liked that it circled back to where we started with Jane And The Unpleasantness At Scargrave Manor. Also I'm glad the Final Mystery didn't include Jane's final moments.
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TheBookHippie Almost done- also crying 4mo
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Jane and the Final Mystery | Stephanie Barron
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#Pemberlittens loved how it circled back to beginning with Harris Bigg-Wither.
"Good lord, I thought suddenly. Had I accepted him, should I have had ten children? - And shuddered at the thought." Wonderful conclusion. Even though it had me ?.

Stephanie Barron did Jane proud.

Pop over to Instagram to see a reel I made for Austenprose Book Tour.

#JaneAndTheExcellentReadalong

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cy-4dH8LNP5/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

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#Pemberlittens I've been rereading Jane Austen as part of #JaneAndTheExcellentReadalong. Emma being published is part of the story from Jane and the Waterloo Map forward.

A few years ago I read this article https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/opinion/jane-austens-guide-to-alzheimers.html... it really changed my perspective of Emma as just a spoiled rich girl. She's parenting a parent. Which I've done and it never easy.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Husband and I recently binged the TV series so it fun read. Little bit different so it had some surprises. Definitely want to read Book 2.

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I'm so behind on my Reviews!

Started reading was immediately drawn in, and then life intruded. When I finally had chance to get back to it, couldn't put it down. Great ending to Trilogy!

Can't wait to reread when audiobooks come out. It's a series that I will definitely pickup even more on 2nd reading.

catsuit_mango Good to see you managed to finish it :) and yes every Miss Gail book can be a nice reread 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @catsuit_mango house buying/moving/settling cut into reading time. Loved it! 4mo
catsuit_mango @Crinoline_Laphroaig that's quite a lot you have going on. What's not to love with darling Phex ? 4mo
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Jane and the Final Mystery | Stephanie Barron
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#Pemberlittens you were there for me during the bad. I want you to be there for the wonderful. We bought house! AND I HAVE A LIBRARY. All the lovely books you gifted me after the fire have a new home.

May still be sporadic posting w/ getting settled but I wanted y'all to be part of first to know.

Just love the house. I know how Elizabeth must have felt moving into Pemberley. ☺️

#JaneAndTheExcellentReadalong

Bookwormjillk Great news! So glad to hear it! 4mo
AmyG Wishing you much joy in your new home. 💐🏡 4mo
TheSpineView Congratulations! Enjoy your new home! 4mo
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LeahBergen Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
IndoorDame Congratulations!!!! 4mo
BarbaraJean 💜📚💜 Congratulations!!! 4mo
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Ruthiella Awesome! Welcome home! 👏👏👏 4mo
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Tamra Yay!!! It‘s so exciting to make a new home. 👏🏾 4mo
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MaureenMc Congratulations! 🍾 4mo
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@HappyLitsyversary to me! My first post 7 years ago: https://litsy.com/p/Y1V2bWh6UEpW 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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