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nanuska_153

Joined November 2019

Is the warfare between the sheep and the flowers not important? Find me on: www.goodreads.com/nanuska_153
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Jurassic Park : [novel] | Michael Crichton
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The debate carried by Malcom about if science really contributes to advance civilization and how we should ask scientists for accountability and be aware of which "advances" are good for us and which ones are not is really interesting.The author talks a lot about how we are not destroying the planet,the planet will survive, life will continue, we won't.⬇️

nanuska_153 Over 30 years after the publication of the book and despite all the evidence right in front of us we continue to ignore this fact. 1w
eeclayton I remember this part stuck out to me too, when I read it a few years ago. Very thought-provoking indeed. 1w
nanuska_153 @eeclayton I think it's the 20 hours a week what I'll find more difficult to forget. I guess we work the remaining 20 to pay for the things that are not shelter, food and clothing that we are told to desperately need 1w
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Good science fiction makes you believe that what happens in the book could happen in real life,doesn't matter how fantastic it sounds.I'm not going to surprise anyone by saying this books makes you believe that cloning dinosaurs could happen(and that it would be a bad idea?).For those fans of the first movie that are wondering if reading the book worth's it,yes,it does.The material is well researched,the story is a bit different,and ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 the deaths of both dinosaurs and humans are scarier. My favourite difference is that in the book Alan really likes kids, because like him, kids love dinosaurs, which is a detail I didn't know the little child in me who has been loving dinosaurs for her whole life needed 1w
hannah-leeloo I loved this edition and its matching sequel. I love my Jurassic Park. Happy reading sweet nice review 1w
nanuska_153 @hannah-leeloo yes, I'll definitely buy the sequel on the same edition, they are expensive but they are lovely! 1w
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hannah-leeloo I have 3 different copies but they're so worth it. I loved the original illustrations 1w
LostInSpace I got these for Christmas a few years ago! I love Jurassic park! 1w
nanuska_153 @LostInSpace same, I wanted to read this book for years but I postponed it until I found an edition that I loved because I very rarely buy more than one edition of a book and I get attached to the one I read it from (big problem if I read books from the library) so I was delighted to find this one 1w
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Weasels in the Attic | Hiroko Oyamada
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This book is very difficult to review. Three very short stories all interlinked, they are well written, a bit weird and the author succeeds in making you feel uneasy. I really enjoyed it (?) and will definitely read more from the author.

Thanks to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC

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The Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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I loved this page,I think I also "grunted my understanding" as Hortensia was telling the story,and I wonder how many other women did the same thing.To me there's not many things as powerful as telling someone"you can depend on me",it's even more powerful than "I love you",I can accept there might be waves or inconstancy in love,but if you tell someone they can depend on you,you'd better be there for them,for better or worse,otherwise it was a lie

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Booksirens invited me to join them and they have analyzed my Goodreads profile and this came up. I agree 100% with their analysis but the Les miserables comment caught me by surprise and I found it so funny, brought back to my mind this two memes 😅

Ruthiella Yes! I‘m glad I read it, but it is one of the few books where I feel it really could be abridged and the reader wouldn‘t miss much…the chapter on Waterloo was almost my Waterloo, though I prevailed! 😅 (edited) 2w
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella I feel EXACTLY the same! Waterloo almost killed me... I saw after suffering the whole book that there's an abridged version and I thought "I bet I would have loved that, but now we will never know..." Although when I watched the movie I left saying: "but they left so much out! Victor Hugo (and me) made such an effort to go through a story with so many different dimensions" Here's to never be happy ? 2w
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The Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in South Africa,both are successful woman, both widows; but one being black and another white they have constant disagreements rooted in racism.
The story has a good start but it fizzles out, the characters become less interesting as the story progresses. As a lawyer, I found the part about the Will unrealistic and kept distracting me. The writing is good and some descriptions remind me the great⬇️

nanuska_153 García Márquez, but overall it's a forgettable book. 3w
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And this is to the ones of you that don't enjoy Christmas. My little Caragh sends you a big "I feel you" hug ❤️

Remember, New Year is just around the corner! Stay strong!

Sleepswithbooks I love this 😅 1mo
peanutnine Very cute! 🤗 1mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 😂 1mo
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It's Christmastime! | Bernd Penners
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Saw this lovely post on Instagram and had to share it with the Litsy community.

Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope you are making happy memories!

Ruthiella Merry Christmas! 🎄 1mo
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When Danny finds an old diary in her Aunty's house she uncovers a family secret,the forbidden love between a girl named Charlotte and her Native American lover.
Even when the secret is very predictable,the story was interesting,but the style,particularly the dialogues need polish.The story goes back to the present at the beginning of every chapter,these pauses don't contribute to the plot and are quite long,they just stop to eat ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 like on the Princess Bride but without the comic effect.Some things in the story don't make sense, and although I was interested on the traditions of the Native Americans, I wondered how well researched were they when some general knowledge facts are wrong; for example, on trial the prosecution always goes first. It is one of those books that leave you wondering if the author has an editor.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC
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Olivia meets Galax an alien that has healing powers and takes her on an adventure to find the source of his power to help save him and her father.I liked the premise of the book but the relationship between the two main characters made me feel uncomfortable,hinted more towards romance than friendship and it's not clear how old Galax is,sometimes he feels like an adult,sometimes like a not very clever child.Even if they are the same age ⬇️

nanuska_153 it felt to me somehow more sexualised than it should be, even if nothing explicit happens. In fairness to the author I noted that I'm the first reviewer to have this problem, so it might be a problem with my perception of the relationship. It's obvious that the author is a fan of The Little Prince, but not everyone can be Saint-Exupéry and it just feels full of forced quotable moments.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC
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After Leila's death her brain stays alive for 10 minutes and 38 seconds, each minute reliving a memory from her past. We get to meet her and her five friends. The author touches very important subjects through the different characters: the treatment of women, prostitutes, trans and disabled in Turkey. As a descendant of Armenian genocide survivors, I appreciate that she found a way to refer to it, knowing that it was unnecessary to the story ⬇️

nanuska_153 and that she probably got into trouble with the Turkish government by doing so feels like a very conscious decision. It is so well written that despite treating very tough themes it's an easy read. I'll definitely read more books by this author 2mo
sarahbarnes Great review! I haven‘t read this one but I liked her book 2mo
nanuska_153 @sarahbarnes thanks! I'll check that one out, this book left me wanting more! 2mo
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In the year 2012 one in five children lived in poverty in America.Andrea,a New York Times journalist,follows the life of one of them,Dasani,and her family:her mother, step father and her 7 siblings.Through them we learn how the system works against families and perpetuates the circle: the children are doomed to repeat the mistakes of their parents and are not able to get an education, to leave the shelters, or in the worse cases to avoid prison.⬇️

nanuska_153 It's true that Dasani's parents,although they really love their children,make a lot of mistakes,but the mismanagement and lack of empathy from the ACS and Foundling workers is shocking,especially if we take into account that they knew there was a journalist present reporting the case.It's undeniable that separating the families has a very traumatic effect on children,I believe that children have to be protected from abuse ⬇️⬇️ 2mo
nanuska_153 but when we are talking about neglect caused by poverty the solution is to provide economical assistance to the parents. The cost of foster care outweighs the cost of preventive measures, both economically and socially.

The book reads almost like a family diary and it is at the same time incredibly informative and easy to follow, even if you are not a fan of non-fiction.However, it is very long (over 500 pages cover 8 years of Dasani's life)⬇️
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nanuska_153 and some parts can feel like repetition of the same situation and problem all over again; although I guess that just reinforces how much of an endless cycle this is. It also must have been difficult to pick a moment to stop, I can guess what the author was waiting for, but it didn't happen.

Many thanks to NetGalley and to the publisher for the ARC
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SamAnne I read some of the stories in the NYT. They were illuminating. 2mo
nanuska_153 @SamAnne if you want to hear the rest of the story you should read the book! It just keeps getting more and more interesting 2mo
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This was terrible...I only finished it because it was for a book club but it's bad... It's so shallow,I don't mean superficial but entertaining,nothing really happens in the book,from time to time you feel like something is finally going to happen,but no.
The first part of the book,despite happening in Ireland during the War of Independence,tells you nothing about the politics of the time,since the girls are not interested in politics ⬇️

nanuska_153 they are not discussed. The second half of the books are just descriptions of different parties, the roaring 20s, like the Great Gatsby, but without a message behind the story. It's not clear if the author likes the Guinness Girls, since she paints them as annoying characters without any depth. Maureen is supposed to be witty, but since the author is not, she is not. 2mo
akaGingerK Your final sentence: ouch. I will be skipping this book! 2mo
nanuska_153 @akaGingerK well, at least my pain spared yours! All the girls from the book club hated the book, so I'm not alone! 2mo
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Vilette | Charlotte Bront
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Not sure if anyone has already posted this, I had no time to join #Pemberlittens with Villette but just saw that APS is going to read it this November! Link below in case anyone is interested in joining:

https://apublicspace.org/aps-together/villette-by-charlotte-bronte

BarkingMadRead So cool! 3mo
nanuska_153 @BarkingMadRead yes! I think I'll try to follow this one since I'm already late with Pemberlittens. They did War and Peace before but I had just re-read it and couldn't join, I was very jealous though! 3mo
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Bailedbailed

I have to be honest with myself and bail on this one. It's a pity because everyone agrees that each book is better than the previous one, but one mystery per month is becoming tedious and couldn't get into it. I have too many reading compromises and it's causing a reading slump. I'm in the middle of 10 books and have to start another one, which is crazy, so I need to clear my reading schedule.

#JaneandtheExcellentReadalong

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Books for Benjamin | R. G. de Rouen
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I'm one of those people that takes Children's literature quite seriously. If you are not like me, you will like this book, the illustrations are lovely and it's a good way to introduce children to libraries. Now for the ones that overanalyze: there are parts of the narration that without the drawings don't make sense and with the drawings only a little. The narration lacks smooth continuity, it feels a bit like a kid telling a story ⬇️⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 "this happened...and then this.. ". I know it's a book for small kids but there are thousands of examples of books for little ones where the narration is fluid. Lastly I could never forgive that worm for marking the books with ink, even when I can see the fun in kids looking for the mark.

Thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for this advance reading copy and sorry, my review is probably longer than the book ?
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Idol | Louise O'Neill
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Sam is an influencer and a powerful voice of the #MeToo movement,until her childhood friend emails her manager to say that Sam raped her and a Reddit post makes it public.While Sam tries to get Lisa to retract we wonder which one of the two is lying.Even when I couldn't put it down,I hated it. It should come with trigger warnings: rape,suicide,eating disorders,bullying.I don't mind a dark book,but certain parts could be dangerous for some people⬇️

nanuska_153 and they should be advised before picking it up.It tries to stuff so many important themes that's impossible any of them is treated appropriately and sometimes they feel like mentions to tick the box.Also everyone is weird,not creepy-Brontë sisters gonna-exhumate-your-body-to-hug-you-weird;ordinary weird and unlikable,therefore annoying.The author changed the ending and it shows, to deliver a shocking ending she compromised the rest of the book⬇️ 4mo
nanuska_153 and many things don't make sense and remain unanswered (will mention them as spoilers in case someone read it and wants to give me some clarity).To add insult to injury,the only reason why my book club read this was that they asked us for a literary festival cause the author was going to talk about it and she cancelled.The rest of the girls:one refused to read it,two stopped after a couple of chapters;three got hooked but only one really liked it 4mo
nanuska_153 I understand that to keep you wondering which one has the unhealthy(er) attachment you have to do some things, but really, not victim of rape would insist in constructing a reproduction of the rapist's house even more if she was raped in it? Also, why Lisa has any issues with Sam telling about the abortion if it wasn't even her baby? Who is the lesbian, Sam, Lisa, both, none? Anyone loves Josh? 4mo
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Had to share this one 😂 I'll never get over the pain that the unabridged version of Les Miserables can bring you xD

Reecaspieces Truth! 😂😂😂😂 same with War and Peace. Troop movements for days 😂 4mo
nanuska_153 @Reecaspieces I know what you mean,but I have to say I didn't get bored with Tolstoy's descriptions cause I could picture what was happening (and cause I have such a crush on Prince Andrei that if you describe washing dishes cause he touched them, I'm here for it😅).Now, I got lost on the Waterloo war's chapters in Les Miserables, and then when you finish turns out the war wasn't even relevant or happening at the time of the story...that killed me 4mo
Reecaspieces @nanuska_153 all of the above! ☝🏼 4mo
Larkken Oh, man, yes! and this is why I can't audiobook Hugo or Tolstoy. with physical books, I can at least skim... well, flip pages when I can feel them really getting into a description, haha 😅 4mo
nanuska_153 @Larkken oh I wish I could do that, I have a "need to read everything" problem that makes very difficult to leave a book unfinished and impossible to skip pages 4mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mr Thorpe leaves Catherine without her promised first dance. Isabella after swearing she wouldn't leave her,quickly deserts her to dance with Mr Morland. Catherine doesn't mind cause TILNEY IS HERE, but Mr Thorpe is back just in time to prevent them dancing together. When Catherine returns hoping for a chance to dance with Tilney, he is gone.Mrs Allen comments how lovely he is and Mrs Thorpe thinks they are talking about her son *awkward silence*

Ruthiella Jane Austen does YA before it was invented! 😂 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I have very different impressions than those of my first read,I'm shocked that I used to love Rochester so much that I was oblivious to all those red flags, although I have to confess that in the end I find him so funny that I nearly forgave him for everything again. I loved this book the first time I read it and my deeper understanding of how dark Jane's relationships are makes me like it even more. My admiration for Jane as a character and for⬇️

nanuska_153 Charlotte as her writer only increased. Jane is so well drawn that she feels real, even when she manages to reach the perfect combination of goodness and strength; of generosity and being capable to sacrifice herself for others and at the same time have the fortitude to set very clear boundaries. I loved her as a fool teenager, I love her as a fool adult and I know I'll love her every time I revisit her #Pemberlittens 4mo
i.besteph Great review! ☺️💯 4mo
nanuska_153 @i.besteph thanks! 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane repays Rochester's move of dressing up as a gipsy by turning up unannounced to his blind presence and start talking to him as if she was living there all along.Jealous Rochester made me LOL,I truly missed this weirdo.I felt I can breath again now that St John's is out of our dear Jane's life. Blindness and losing one hand tamed Rochester instead of making him bitter and he is kind,we can now love him without feeling guilty❤️ #Pemberlittens

BarkingMadRead This is so true, and I was so proud of her for messing with him 🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 @BarkingMadRun Same, Jane really came out of her shell and now she is all banter, I can only love her more for it. It is amazing, cause with the Rochester created by my imagination after reading that I laughed out loud and thought: "he really does look a bit like Vulcan" ? 4mo
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Catherine and Isabella meet their respective brothers,Isabella and Mr Morlan soon pair together and Catherine has to entertain Mr Thorpe,she initially doesn't like him,with his "guess how fast is my horse";"guess how expensive is my carriage";"guess how ugly is that woman that just passed"and his worst crime:lack of interest in Udolpho!But after hearing how charming he finds her she is flattered enough to feel less uncomfortable #Pemberlittens

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Catherine and Isabella continue being the best of friends and as such they have to talk about everything it crossed their minds, ie for Catherine is Laurentina's skeleton,for Isabella,the rain;books;a hat;Catherine's infatuation with Mr Tilney; more hints about her liking someone; and following some men that were staring at her and just left the pump room, to show them how little she cares for their attentions #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella I love also how utterly clueless Catherine is. She takes Regina…erm, Isabella, at her word! 😆 4mo
nanuska_153 Hahahaha I know, I can imagine all the time Isabella being desperate for Catherine to notice that she is in love, I'll try hinting it AGAIN. Poor Catherine has no idea how to recognise a mean girl 😁 4mo
sprainedbrain 🤣 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Have to share this post of Sparknotes, brilliant as always.
St John leaves,passing a creepy note underneath Jane's door on his way out *we all shudder*Jane goes to Thornfield,which is much further than I imagined,to find it burnt out.The owner of the inn explains that Bertha burnt it and died,Rochester survived "but he had better be dead", Jane fears the worst, but the owner of the inn is just dramatic, Rochester is only blind #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella It‘s interesting to me how Rochester has to be physically maimed and no longer that imperious, powerful manly man to become Jane‘s true partner. 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella agreed,I think this is the Rochester that I fell in love with and made me forget how awful he was.In general is a man connected with his emotions,he was never afraid of crying in front of Jane,but he was too worried about not needing anybody to be a true partner;now that he found real vulnerability he is happy to embrace it and surrender to Jane.Also I find him quite funny and after suffering "St" John,he is like a breeze of fresh air 4mo
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I'll give this a soft pick. I rather enjoyed it, despite non-fiction not being my forte, probably because it's so novelized that it reads like four short stories. I'm left with doubts of how much guessing and how much facts are in this book, but happy to have learned of other female authors and welcoming any debunking of the myth that women can't be friends because we are always bitching (maybe Woolf's doesn't count as example) #Pemberlittens

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Another day and no Mr Tilney to be seen...Catherine and Miss Thorpe are becoming great friends...whatever, I need Mr Tilney's conversation! #ComeBackAndLetMeLoveYou

@sprainedbrain I know you feel my pain too

#Pemberlittens

sprainedbrain Indeed! 😅 4mo
ShyBookOwl Lol. Yes. 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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John is a jerk following Jane's rejection. When Jane tries to reconciliate he replies with astonishment cause he was sure Jane was marrying him(?); Jane rejects him again and he tries to guilt her into going alone to India to die xD Afterwards,yet again,he insists in Jane taking her time to think if she wants to marry him, I guess he heard the expression "God loves a trier"?Jane almost accepts(?) but she hears Rochester calling her #Pemberlittens

Clare-Dragonfly To be fair, Jane does express confidence that he will do his marital duty. Probably with the same kind of emotion he does everything else 😬 4mo
nanuska_153 @Clare-Dragonfly hahaha true, nothing made her (and us) shudder more than the idea that he'd insist to do his duty in his cold impersonal way. I can imagine him putting it in the diary, once every two weeks, at 7pm "husband's lower duties"; followed by 7:05 pm "pray" xD 4mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Catherine hopes to see again Mr Tilney,sadly for us all he is not there to entertain us with his charming self.Fortunately,Mrs Allen meets an old acquaintance(finally someone she knows!)they catch up without really listening to each other.Mrs Allen sadness for not being able to compete with information about kids is quickly overcame when she sees Mrs Thorpe's poor lace.Catherine is delighted to meet Miss Thorpe and have a new friend #Pemberlittens

sprainedbrain 😅 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane goes from one abusive relationship to an even worse one: Rochester, the aggressive emotional blackmailer, at least enjoyed a bit of confrontation and liked Jane as she was; John wants full submission and demands Jane to be miserable, subjugating and slowly asphyxiating her; using God as an excuse, putting his desires as God's desires... how she slowly stops being joyful gives me the creeps. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 I can't understand why Diana and Mary didn't talk to Jane while they witnessed how she was being made their brother's prey. Fortunately, Jane retained enough of herself to fight John. Sadly she still misses Rochester, she doesn't understand her happy ending is in a place where she can be a free and independent woman. #Pemberlittens 4mo
julesG Perfect meme 🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 @julesG thanks! 😅 Couldn't stop picturing John sucking the life out of Jane while reading this chapter, if you tell me JK Rowling was inspired by him when making the dementors I'd believe you! So tempted to continue reading today! 4mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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As Mrs Allen, I'm late to the party, but finally here. We meet our heroin,her name is Catherine but she's a plain Jane(although a work in progress);she goes to Bath and thanks to Mrs Allen's lack of personality and acquaintances learns how to enjoy a party like an introvert on her 30s (I'm with you girl); we meet Mr Tilney who knows how to mock muslin and journaling, and if you don't love him for it there is something wrong with you #Pemberlittens

sprainedbrain Couldn‘t agree me with your last sentence. 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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So many things I love of this chapter,my two favourites:Jane thinking "I recalled his singular conduct of yesterday, and really I began to fear his wits were touch" we all wonder every time St John speaks... ? And when John says "I will be your brother -my sisters will be your sisters- without stipulating for this sacrifice of your just rights", coming from a cold unfeeling boring person really touched my heart

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Again I have mixed feelings about this one,I'm going to give it a soft pick.It is definitely better than the first one, but there's not sufficient explanation about why Seraphine was so reticent about sharing her story with the Captain and the fact that Jane in both volumes finds so many suitors makes me uncomfortable. I don't like the fact that the success of a woman in society is linked to being physically attractive, and I feel that making⬇️

nanuska_153 Jane constantly admired is somehow diminishing her talent. It is a good murder mystery and I liked Sidmouth as a character (and the steamy kiss in prison) and found some historical details very interesting. I'll stay for the next one #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong 4mo
Ruthiella Yeah, I agree that Jane becomes too much a Mary Sue if in every book a man falls in love with her. 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella exactly, hopefully it won't be a constant on the whole series cause with so many books it will quickly go from "it makes me uncomfortable" to "this is absurd" 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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St John going to visit Jane to "ask her" how her day went but really to tell her how it went, how she feels and then ramble forever about his life. I'm delighted that he has a crush on another woman cause Jane has the worst taste in men and she might fall for this xD Starting to think I fell in love with Rochester cause I just missed him after meeting St John. I find so difficult to read his long speeches while I roll my eyes. #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella Maybe that was C. Brontë‘s intent? She‘s like, “I know Rochester is a dick, but how charming is he compared to this overly-pious, humorless option?” 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella hahahaha maybe! She couldn't fix it at this point and she could only counter balance with another more annoying character. I have to say I, like Jane, do miss Rochester despite everything... I guess I, like Jane, should seek professional help xD 4mo
Ruthiella @nanuska_153 You see! Her cunning plan to get the reader to appreciate Rochester is working! 😂 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Anyone else thinking of Grampa Simpson when St John answers Jane's simple question: "have you found a job for me?"

#Pemberlittens

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella this man really loves the sound of his own voice 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Again, sorry to be late for the party, but WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK! This man proposes by telling Jane that he is marrying Miss Ingram, she is fired and he is shipping her to Ireland, goodbye forever👋🏻Then when she cries heartbroken, he says it was a lie, it's Jane who he wants to marry AND that he doesn't love Miss Ingram and she doesn't love him cause HE PROPOSED TO HER after spreading rumours that he is poor and she rejected him?? #Pemberlittens

Suet624 Um, yeah... quite a guy. :( 4mo
Ruthiella Yeah, Rochester is a manipulative piece of work.😖 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella @Suet624 and getting violent when she kept saying she was going to leave? Threatening to take her anyway by force? Me waiting for Jane to say: "is that what happened to your wife?" What a piece of shit, what did I ever see in him? Is he going to spend the rest of the book saving puppies or something? 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I have a lot to catch up, only Ch. 15 now,so excuse my outdated post..This is a re-read,thankfully I retained my original idea of Rochester.If I pictured Rochester as Fassbender when Jane says he is not handsome I'd be: "meet me outside bitch and lets settle this ?" I find hilarious that Jane starts finding him handsome through his rudeness,to me his features start getting handsomer when she saves his life #suckerforvulnerablemen #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella Hollywood always makes both Jane and Rochester too attractive! 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella agreed! In general, ugly people don't deserve love according to Hollywood 4mo
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A Single Thread | Tracy Chevalier
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Set between the great wars,Violet is a "surplus woman", one of many spinsters after WWI.She moved to Winchester to put some distance with her difficult mother, joins a group of broderers making cushions and kneelers for the cathedral and she starts to find her own place in the world. The problems women faced are the centre of the story but it doesn't feel heavy at all,and the embroidery project is a true story which makes it very interesting. ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 Sometimes I felt there were too many mentions of the different type of stitches and the technique for ringing the cathedral bells was a bit technical and I got a bit lost, those points put the book closer to a so-so, but it was still a good read and it really made me want to go back to the stitch and bitch club 😅 5mo
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The Robots of Dawn | Isaac Asimov
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Baley is invited to Aurora to solve the mystery of who killed Jasper, a humanoid robot, in theory his creator Dr Fastolfe is the only one capable of doing it, but he swears his innocence. Due to political ramifications the investigation can affect if Earth is allowed to colonize other planets.
Still enjoying the series although I could do without the boobs comments that are thrown from time to time.

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I have conflicting feelings about this one.I don't see the need of making Jane Austen the protagonist, more than to throw in a couple of quotes and maybe reach a wider audience, the story would have been the same if it was Jane Doe instead. I think for that reason I was quite bored and confused the first part of the book. But I ended up enjoying it as a good murder mystery, so I'll stick around for another month of #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong

rwmg Which is pretty much why I don't read historical mysteries that cast a real person as the detective. 6mo
nanuska_153 @rwmg yeah, it was pretty obvious this was going to happen 😅 6mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Thanks for joining in! 5mo
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Alice has moved to Tanger with her new husband and things are not going well,out of nowhere her old friend Lucy appears uninvited.The story goes from present to past,told in the voice of the two women,it advances while we discover what happened the year before to break up their friendship.
Really enjoyed this one and it takes a very dark turn that makes it impossible to stop reading.The setting is so good that I felt like I visited Tanger.

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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 7mo
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) 7mo
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Not sure if she is part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, but I know you can never be too young to join the fight for equality. First Pride Festival for this little one 🥰

I don't have the heart today for reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, I'm too full of love to share my day with Hargrave...yes, I'm that late with chapter a day 😅 and yes, I hate him more than I hate Huntington...

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Ruthiella What a cutie! 😃 I understand your reluctance with The Tenant. Helen is surrounded by awful men. 7mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella yeah nobody writes awful men like the Brontë sisters do! 7mo
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I have to be honest with myself and admit I'm not in the mood for this and don't have time to read a book I'm not enjoying.In general I'm more of a fiction person,and since I'm already spending so much time reading books about how to be a mom,with a life as quiet as Jane's this book is tolerable,but not enough to tempt me.I think I'd enjoy more reading the letters directly.I was surprised with the similarities between young Jane and Lydia Bennett

sprainedbrain I didn‘t finish either… I‘m also a fiction person. I‘m sure I‘ll come back to it someday, but couldn‘t do it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
nanuska_153 @sprainedbrain oh that makes me feel better, I thought I was the only one that gave up on it 😅 7mo
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I've been reading to my baby since before she was born, but now that she loves and engages so much with the books I thought there was no harm in reading it. Most of the advice is very intuitive and I was already doing it, but I got some new tips and a lot of good book recommendations that my little one loves. If you are a bit lost or don't know how to start I think this book will really help you

robinb She‘s beautiful!! I always loved reading to my two. 😊 7mo
BiblioLitten She‘s adorable🥰 I started reading to my now toddler before he was born too. Now I see that he makes sense of a lot of things through books… like the first time he had to go on a flight, or try new foods. 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Precious 💗 7mo
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nanuska_153 @robinb thanks! It is an amazing experience when both you and your kid are enjoying a book together ❤️ 7mo
nanuska_153 @BiblioLitten that's great! I hope she benefits from it too and her love for books continues 7mo
nanuska_153 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks aww thanks again 😘 7mo
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My little girl has started with solids already 🥲 as a first time mom I was a bit loss with all the different advice(and from two different cultures,Spanish and Irish)this book was very handy,it goes through all the basics of weaning,pros and cons of both methods,recommendations and troubleshooting. It allowed me to do my own mixed method.I haven't tried the recipes,like most Spanish people I already cook healthy meals, but they look ok to me

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She‘s precious 💗 7mo
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Taking a (well deserved) break from mommy's duties and organising an international wedding. Yes, that's a wine glass holder 🧖🏻‍♀️ Hopefully will catch up with #Pemberlittens

It could only be better if I had a Jane Austen reading me the first epistolary version of Sense and Sensibility

Ruthiella It would be awesome to read that earlier version of S&S! 😃 9mo
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Not sure if anybody already had the chance to post this, but just in case, these are the drawings mentioned of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth made by Cassandra for Jane's "The History of England by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian"

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I love that Austen, being specially accomplished at needlework decided to put this words in Darcy's mouth

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I have a lot to catch up with #Pemberlittens Chapter a Day.

Anyone else thought of the house of the Parkers in Sanditon and the road where Mr Heywood had the accident?

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Sir James arrives uninvited to stay,Lady Susan fears his visit might make her look like a bad mother.Frederica panicking writes to Reginald to ask her to interfere on her favour. Everyone realises that Lady Susan is trying to force her daughter to marry a dope. Reginald decides to leave feeling that he has seen the real Lady Susan. Mrs Vernon is happy but Lady Susan seems to think she has the power to change his mind

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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 9mo
MicrobeMom 🤣🤣 9mo
Julsmarshall Perfect! 9mo
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