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quietjenn

quietjenn

Joined March 2016

professional reader, amateur sleuth, punk-ass book jockey
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Fall Mail Bid Sale | World Art Medals, Philadelphia
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Came home to my #litsylovefallswap package today. You are *very* on the ball, @Born.A.Reader - I should have yours in the mail by Monday. Thank you and i hope that y'all are safe!

@Bookgoil @Deblovestoread

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I loved this. Mandanna says in the acknowledgements that she started the book during the pandemic, wanting to create "a warm, cozy, romantic sorry about magic and family" and she's done exactly that. It's so entirely I book I would like to hug.

slategreyskies I loved this one too. :) 1w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I'm so glad I decided to revisit this, with #pemberlittens. I do not have fond memories of it - maybe because I had to read at least twice (or more?) in a short amount of time whilst in college? But I am enjoying it *so* much. Sorry for snarking on you all these years, Jane (and Charlotte)!

TheBookHippie Ha! My favorite book of all time ! I‘m so glad you‘ve made up. 1w
batsy It's so brilliant! But it does seem like reading it the first time via assigned reading will kind of rob it of its strange power. 1w
MrsK Love the artwork for the edition you have! Yah, being made to read a book always took the fun out of it for me too🧐. But this is now my favorite Bronte. 1w
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quietjenn @TheBookHippie I'm glad too 😁 1w
quietjenn @Batsy @MrsK I think it was more the endlessly analyzing the text from a million different angles that sucked the joy from things (I was always the kid who liked the assigned reading, haha). Curse of the English major! I loved it, but it did take some time to recover from. 1w
quietjenn @MrsK I am such a sucker for these editions, but I *do* think this one is particularly good. 1w
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So Big | Edna Ferber
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Oh, Cyd! What a lovely and generous #fallingforfallswap package you sent me. For your first big swap, you really came out swinging and I just love everything! Can't wait to indulge in everything (going to read these books in the best smelling apartment). And tell your son thumbs up on the candy 👍. Thank you so very much! You really made my day.
@CBee @Avanders #fffs

Avanders 🍁🍂♥️🫶🏽 2w
CBee Oh! Well, it makes my day to know that you love everything ♥️ I‘ve been anxiously waiting 😂😂 Enjoy! That candle is one of my favorites and goodness those wax melts smelled heavenly. I‘m all about the yummy scents. 2w
Liz_M I spy a fabulous book! 2w
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LeahBergen Lovely! 😍 2w
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! I too really liked Subdivision, as well as Passing *and* The Lamplighters! (edited) 2w
CBee Was the wrapping all intact? I packed and repacked it and added gobs of tissue paper 😂😂 @quietjenn 2w
quietjenn @LizM @squirrelbrain I am very much looking forward to it, as well as all the others! 2w
quietjenn @CBee Yes! Sorry, I always forget to take “intact“ pictures, but it was a lovely presentation 😁 2w
CBee @quietjenn hooray! Okay, first big swap = SUCCESS! 😅😂 2w
quietjenn @CBee most definitely 😁😀😀 2w
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Finally finished this today, but will confess that it was tough going initially and I abandoned it a few times along the way. Always felt compelled to go back though and ultimately I found the resolution well-done and satisfying. Hopefully things will tighten up a bit in the subsequent books. Have already checked out book two and am looking forward to giving it a go. #pemberlittens #janeandtheexcellentreadalong

batsy I think the books later on in the series do improve as the author gets into her groove 🙂 2w
quietjenn @batsy I'm already enjoying the second one after only a few chapters 😁 2w
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Just Another Love Song | Kerry Winfrey
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Sometimes you just want something familiar - in a late lunch and in a book 🙂

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I'm sort of ambivalent about this one. On one hand, I learned lots about some of these ladies and am encouraged to delve into their work a little more. On the other, I felt there was far too much conjecture and surmising and iffy scholarship, as if the writers made the facts fit the argument they set out to make, rather than concluding something accurate based on the evidence. Dot's not convinced either.

OutsmartYourShelf Dot looks distinctly unimpressed. 3w
DinoMom Dot‘s face says it all. 😹 3w
ShelleyBooksie Dot is adorable ♡♡♡ 3w
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Ruthiella Agree with both you and Dot! Not unhappy to have read it, but their theses about all four “collaborations?” don‘t really hold water. 3w
LeahBergen I found (and was irritated by) that same sort of conjectural scholarship in 3w
batsy Nice review and you put it so well. I completely agree. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Well said. I‘ve only finished the first part (Austen & Sharp) and I feel the same way. 3w
quietjenn @OutsmartYourShelf @DinoMom I mean, kind of that's just her face (She definitely has resting catface), but also, Yep! 3w
quietjenn @ShelleyBooksie Thank you! I kind of adore her. 😻 3w
quietjenn @Ruthiella @Batsy @erzascarletboogasm I'm glad to hear it wasn't just mean and am not at all surprised to hear that y'all are simpatico. 3w
quietjenn @LeahBergen well, I trust you, so that's one that doesn't go on the proverbial tbr 😂 3w
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After a slight panic (delivered to the wrong door and had to hunt it down), I have my #fffs package and all is well. Thank you, @CBee - I can't wait!
@Avanders

CBee I admit I was starting to panic! I feel so much better now 😅😅 1mo
quietjenn @CBee totally understandable! I've been there and it is the worst feeling! So glad it only lasted a wee bit and all is well now. 😃 1mo
CBee @quietjenn me too! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😊😊😊 1mo
Avanders Yay!! 🍁🍁🍁 1mo
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Decided to read this one after so many #nyrbbookclub readers listed it in their top club reads. So heartbreaking, but so well done.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌷💐🌺 1mo
jlhammar Such a great book. Loved it. 1mo
batsy I loved this ❤️ 1mo
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Tamra Must check this one out then! 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one! 1mo
LeeRHarry So good! 1mo
LeahBergen Such a fave of mine! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Hooray for the holiday weekend! Got out of work a few hours early, so came home for this and took it to the post office this afternoon. 🙂📦🍂
#fffs @Avanders

CBee Hi Jenn! Did you get a package yesterday, by chance? 😊 🍁 🤞🏻 @quietjenn (edited) 1mo
quietjenn @CBee I did not 😕. But our regular carrier was off yesterday, so maybe Tuesday? 1mo
CBee @quietjenn oh no! It says it was delivered yesterday at 1144am, “in or at the mailbox.” Goodness I hope it isn‘t lost 😳🙁 1mo
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quietjenn @CBee thank you for asking. I went on the hunt after you posted and found that it was delivered it to my neighbor's door and they hadn't bothered to bring it over 😠. But, I have it now and all is well! Will post as soon as I can snap the photo. Thank you so much!!! 1mo
CBee @quietjenn oh thank goodness!!! Phew 😅👏🏻 1mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 1mo
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The Hopkins Manuscript | Robert Cedric Sherriff
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There's a lot in this one to process and ponder! In some ways it's very different from the other R.C. Sheriff books I've read, what with the cataclysmic sci fi disaster and destruction of Western civilization. But at the same time, the character of Hopkins, the village life, and the cozy, non-disaster scenes are so very familiar.

Ruthiella Great photo! 👍 1mo
BarbaraBB What @Ruthiella says! 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes! Lovely picture. Great review, stacking. 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been eyeing this one for a while and may need to take the plunge! 1mo
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Cleopatra's Dagger | Carole Lawrence
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I only opted for this one to fill a category in the Kindle Summer Reading Challenge, but it's ended up being pretty decent. A bit overstuffed and pretty "Rah, Rah, New York" and I've a few plot point issues. But it made for decent (mostly) commute/lunch reading.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Hey, #pemberlittens - I thought some of you might be interested in this deep dive into P&P (and other things Austen) which is launching next month. Details are at rosenbach.org/events/austen-mondays/ and the accompanying Facebook group is already active. I've done other courses and things with/at the Rosenbach and they are super cool.

Ruthiella Cool! Thanks 🙏 1mo
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All hail the lazy Sunday, complete with an airy, feel-good book and cats.

JamieArc I treated myself to a date and went and saw this film. It was so delightful. I‘m sure the book is too. 1mo
Bluebird Love the book and the movie! 😍 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book! 1mo
quietjenn @JamieArc @Bluebird I really want to see the movie! I thought the preview/trailer it looked excellent! I remember watching the made-for-tv one when I was young and the title has always stuck with me 🙂 1mo
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Princes in the Land | Joanna Cannan
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A poignant, thoughtful, and moving book for #persephoneclub this month. I loved the brief glimpses that we got of Pat(ricia), as she moves from childhood to solid middle-age. Wonderful characterizations and terrific writing.

CarolynM I like to think Patricia was going to start getting some enjoyment out of life again at the end🤞 2mo
Cathythoughts I agree wonderful characterisations , Patricia is such a real character. @CarolynM I think so too 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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An excellent collection of stories, centered on various aspects of World War II and the post-war. So many favorite authors are represented here, as well as many I've been meaning to read but haven't gotten to yet. But am now more determined than ever to make time for them (as well as read more by the ones I know I adore).

LeahBergen Well, this sounds like I need it! Stacked. 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great. Stacking too 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I don't think y'all will be disappointed 🙂 2mo
kspenmoll Sounds right up my alley! Stacked! 2mo
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The Radiance of the King | Laye Camara, James Kirkup
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A.C., leftover pizza, and reading to make sure I'm ready for the last #nyrbbookclub discussion. Also, a lot of cat hair 😸

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A Tangled Web | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Taking a minute to hide out in the air conditioning and, perhaps, finished up the #kindredspirits read. It's a reread for me, although it's one I first read as an adult, so am finding much of it familiar.

writerlibrarian Nice edition 2mo
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The English Air | D.E. Stevenson
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In a sense, this is rather typical Stevenson fare, with nice, upper class English people living privileged lives in the countryside and taking in love and brief Scottish interludes. But the setting - of both the book and its writing/publication - and the inclusion of Franz/Frank - the half-German cousin raised under Naziism and a true believer as the book begins - lends it more gravitas and, eventually, an air if adventure. (continued below)

quietjenn It veers inevitably into a bit of propaganda and the benefit of history makes some things rather questionable, but generally I quite enjoyed reading it. I don‘t think it will rank with my favorite of her works, but it was interesting and I‘m glad it was our #furrowedmiddlebrowclub choice for the month. 3mo
Ruthiella Great review and well balanced! I‘d only read the first two Miss Buncle books from DES before this one, which are very fluffy. Maybe that‘s why this one landed oddly with me. 🤔 I actually have to stop expecting every DSP book to be cozy! 😂 Quite a few have been dark, like 3mo
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batsy Nice review! I still haven't started but I hope to get to it soon. 3mo
CarolynM Lovely review 🙂 2mo
LeahBergen I feel much the same way. I enjoyed it but it‘s not going to be one of my favourites by her. 2mo
Kimzey Thanks for the review! I‘ve gotten off track in my reading due to a complicated summer and have been on the fence about picking it back up again. Positive reviews might sway me to give it another go! 2mo
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Nothing Can Rescue Me | Elizabeth Daly
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The mystery is pretty mediocre, but the company is pretty swell.

merelybookish Indeed! 😻 3mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Totally used the fact that this was the current #pemberlittens selection as an excuse to buy this edition, which I've eyed forever. Finished it tonight and think I liked it even more the second time around! And I really liked it on my first go-around. 🙂

Ruthiella I also love that edition. 😍 I have a second hand paperback and should also really upgrade! 3mo
writerlibrarian Love this edition. Vintage cool. 3mo
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Now that I'm kinda finally into this one, did I find myself compelled to make a bookmark to go along with it? Yes, yes I did. 🤷‍♀️😏

Ruthiella Nice work! 👍 3mo
AmyG Awesome!!, 3mo
Cathythoughts That‘s a great bookmark 👍🏻♥️ I loved this book. 3mo
batsy Nice! 3mo
DivineDiana Fantastic bookmark! Loved the movie! 2mo
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Thanks so much to my #litsylove friends for all the birthday fun. I appreciate you all and hope you will inspire me to be more active in sending it post box love. 💌💕📬

@HeathHof (that book is so adorable!) @Texreader @jdiehr @Blerdgal_Fenix (my bf things your handwriting is amazing) @Lovesbooks87 @Kappadeemom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Professional_Book_Dragon

HeathHof Yay! Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎈🎉🎊 3mo
JamieArc Happy happy birthday! 🎉🎈 Glad you felt celebrated today! 3mo
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kspenmoll Happy Birthday!!! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Happy birthday!!! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
mabell Happy Birthday! 🎁🎈🎂🎉 3mo
sarahbarnes Happy Birthday!! 📚 3mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix Happy Birthday!! 🎉 3mo
quietjenn Thanks, everyone! 3mo
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Little Dorrit | Charles Dickens
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Going to finally finish Little Dorrit this afternoon, agree rather long periods of neglect. And couldn't help noticing how well Iggy goes with an Modern Library edition 😏

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3mo
QuietlyLaura 😻😻❤️ 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻I read somewhere that this is the Dickens novel most abandoned by readers.I haven‘t ever tried it. 3mo
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batsy Happy birthday! 💕🎂📚 3mo
LeahBergen Happy happy birthday, my friend! I hope you have a lovely day! ❤️📚❤️📚 3mo
quietjenn @batsy @LeahBergen Thanks so much, friends! I appreciate the well wishes 💙 3mo
quietjenn @Leftcoastzen I can kind of see that! It's a long one and while everything (mostly) comes together in the end, it can be hard to see how he's going to get there along the way. There's also a lot of commentary and/or critique on Victorian society and the upholding of certain ethics/values that don't totally jibe with a modern viewpoint. I'm glad I read it, but I don't think it's going to go to the top of My Favorite Dickens list. 3mo
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Thank you for sending me in an awesome trip around the world, as the indomitable Nellie Bly, @StayCurious! Such a fun package. I love everything, but am especially stoked about the pocket watch and pen! Hoping to dig into the books and candy soon. Thank you and our hosts! @DinoMom @Chrissyreadit #staycationintimeswap #sits #staycationintime

Chrissyreadit Fun!!!!😍😍😍 3mo
StayCurious I hope you liked the package, it was fun to research and put together. I‘m not at home since it‘s a holiday here in Canada but will open mine first thing tomorrow! (edited) 3mo
quietjenn @StayCurious I loved it. So glad you were creative and have fun. And I really hope you like yours when you open it! ☺️ 3mo
DinoMom Fantastic! 3mo
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I so enjoyed reading (finally!) Lucy Worsley with the #pemberlittens, that I've subsequently gone a bit of a binge. And this one nicely intersects with my love of crime fiction.

Ruthiella I love it when a chance introduction leads to a whole new set of books/authors/interests! You can also watch some of the documentaries she‘s narrated on YouTube. 3mo
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Good Behaviour | Molly Keane
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A little late, finishing up this #nyrbbookclub selection, but what a stunner! My first experience with Keene, but definitely not the last. So much to ruminate on. Of to peek at today's discussion of it!

batsy I feel the same! It makes me want to seek out her other books. 3mo
LeahBergen I loved it and can‘t wait to try more of her stuff. 3mo
BkClubCare Stacked! 3mo
rubyslippersreads I wanted to like it but couldn‘t get past the first few pages because of the baby rabbit. 🥺 2mo
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Magic for Marigold | L.M. Montgomery
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Made my way a bit into this month's #kindredspiritsbuddyread, which I've been neglecting terribly. I think it's my first time with this one, and I'm enjoying it.

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A Wood of One's Own | Ruth Pavey
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I definitely feel like I should've read this one whilst immersed in nature. But, even experienced in a very non-rural or idyllic setting, it was quite lovely.

Tamra Stacked! 4mo
janeycanuck What a lovely cover! 3mo
BiblioLitten What @janeycanuck said ❤️ 3mo
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Just arrived, @staycurious @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom. I can't wait! Thank you 🙂 #staycationswap #sits

Chrissyreadit 😍🙌😍 4mo
StayCurious Glad it arrived safely! 4mo
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I forgot to snap a pic, but my #staycationswap package is in the mail! @DinoMom @Chrissyreadit @StayCurious

StayCurious Yay excited! 4mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌❤️🙌 4mo
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Foxglove Summer | Ben Aaronovitch
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Started this one up pretty much immediately after finishing the previous in the series. Because reasons. Anyway, it's really good!

Centique I LOVE this series so much. Would love to read one just about the Rivers and the Faye folk, I can‘t get enough of them 😍 4mo
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Operation Heartbreak: A Story | Alfred Duff Cooper
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Similarly to other #persephoneclub readers who've finished this one, I want to be a little circumspect in commenting, because the Not Knowing greatly contributed to my reaction here. But I loved the book and the characters (Oh, Willie! Oh, Felicity!) and it made me cry and I'm so glad it was our pick this month. Also, cultural synchronicity is a funny thing.

@Cathythoughts @CarolynM @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @elkeOriginal

LeahBergen Lovely review. I can already see myself buying this for friends, which is a sure sign of how much I‘ve loved a book! 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review ❤️ I loved the characters too. A very memorable book. Loving our #persephoneclub 🥰 4mo
Cathythoughts Lovely photo 💫 4mo
CarolynM Great review ❤️ I‘m so glad everyone has enjoyed my choice😊 4mo
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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch
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It's been a while since I spent any time in the Folly, so breakin' with this volume of the series 🙂

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Been a while since I read a vintage mystery, so finished this one up today. It was, fine? But I suspect my favorite aspect of it isn't present in the rest of the series ☹️

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I don't want to play favorites, so here is our other new cat, conveniently by my favorite bookcase. #catsoflitsy

Ruthiella Beautiful photo! 😻 4mo
Tamra Classic! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm This photo looks so serene. ❤️ And your shelves 😍 4mo
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Cathythoughts Lovely picture 👌🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts Lovely bookcase.. you make me want to go and tidy mine 👍🏻😁 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m zooming in to peek at your shelves! 😆😆 And hello, new kitty! 😘 4mo
batsy Lovely kitty and shelves! 4mo
kspenmoll Poe & Emily say hello!😻😻 4mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen I suspect there are more than a few titles you are familiar with in there! 4mo
quietjenn @kspenmoll hi, Poe and Emily! From Iggy and Dot 😸😺 4mo
BiblioLitten Would love to see a shelfie! 😻 4mo
quietjenn @BiblioLitten I can do that! Stay tuned … 4mo
mandarchy I have book case envy🤩. I'm always pulling the books forward and people push them back. 4mo
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Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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Today was all about avoiding the heat, delving into the current #nybrbookclub selection, and bonding with one of our new cats. 🐈‍⬛

vivastory Sounds like a wonderful day! 4mo
BarbaraBB How are you enjoying the book? 4mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 4mo
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Caroline2 Ahhhh! Such a cute cat!!! 😍 4mo
batsy Awww 🐈 4mo
LeahBergen You have new cats??? 🥰🥰 4mo
mabell Oh how sweet 💕 4mo
MaureenMc 💕💕 4mo
Tamra Cutie! 😻 4mo
Billypar Congrats on the new cat! And you pretty much spelled out my plans for today 😸📚 4mo
quietjenn @vivastory it was really quite lovely 😊 4mo
quietjenn @BarbaraBB I liked it, but I'm glad that I read it a bit earlier than I usually do, so I'll have time to ruminate on it before our discussion. 4mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen yes, our sweet senior kitty passed away earlier this spring, so we've been feeling a bit lonely. Took a trip to the shelter and ended up adopting two! 4mo
quietjenn @Billypar Thanks! I hope you enjoy your day (and the book). 4mo
BarbaraBB The more I think about it the more I like it! 4mo
merelybookish New kitties are so fun! Sometime like having miniature horses galloping about. 😁 4mo
Suet624 Aww, I want a kitty. 4mo
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish My downstairs neighbor says she can hear my cats galloping through the house. 😹 Congratulations on the new kitties @quietjenn 😻 4mo
merelybookish @rubyslippersreads Oh good. After I wrote that I thought @quietjenn would think I was so weird. But they really do sound like little 🐎🐎 😹 4mo
quietjenn @merelybookish haha, nothing to worry about. We often hear the upstairs cats and this one I think is little but dart-y, so I can totally see it! @rubyslippersreads thank you! They are super fun. 4mo
quietjenn @Suet624 I do recommend the experience 🙂 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Suet624 I second the recommendation from @quietjenn 😸 4mo
Leftcoastzen Aww!😻 4mo
PaperbackPirate 😻 congratulations! 4mo
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The best thing about a tie-in edition is that I don't mind if it gets beat up in my bag, has did it drink dropped on it, or suffers any other sort of damages.

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The Lark | E. Nesbit
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Started in on this #furrowedmiddlebrowclub read, and am just burning my way through it. I'm pleased to find it just as delightful as the second time around, but with lots of things I don't at all remember. Such plucky gals!

Tamra I have the same adorable tray - I love it! So cheery. ☺️ 5mo
Sparklemn I love that tray! Do either of you remember where you got it? @tamra @quietjenn (edited) 5mo
Tamra @Sparklemn I purchased mine at IKEA a few years ago. 🦜 5mo
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LeahBergen They are super plucky, aren‘t they? And I‘m loving that tray, too. 😊 5mo
Sparklemn @tamra Ikea still has it. Yay! Thank you. 5mo
Tamra @Sparklemn awesome! 5mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen yes indeed! Thank you for answering the tray inquiry, @Tamra! I love it too and hope you will enjoy it if you get it, @Sparklemn 5mo
batsy It's such a hopeful read! Gives a bit of cheer and optimism. 5mo
quietjenn @Batsy indeed! It‘s a good thing 😊 5mo
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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It feels a bit sacreligius to say it, but I think this is my favorite children's book by L.M. Montgomery - and it alternates with The Blue Castle for overall favorite. Once I started this read, I just couldn't stop. 💙 #kindredspiritsbuddyread

Andrea313 I'm right there with you. Feels terrible because I adore Anne, but this book is practically perfect! ❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen I love this one, too! 5mo
Daisey I don‘t think I‘ve ever read this one, but this post makes me very much look forward to it this month! 5mo
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EvieBee I‘ll have to read this! 5mo
quietjenn @Daisey I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
quietjenn @EvieBee I think our tastes are pretty in sync, so I think you would enjoy it 🙂 5mo
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Merry Month of May | James Jones
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Gathered up all of my group/buddy reads for May. I think I might need to rearrange the nightstand to make room for everything!

Cathythoughts The Lark ♥️ 5mo
Tamra That looks like a wonderful stack! 😍 5mo
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For this #pemberlittens selection, I'll mostly be reading this edition, although I'm sure I'll download the ebook for nighttime and/or commuting. I've never read this or any other Anne Bronte, so it will be good to finally do so.

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Revisiting this with the #pemberlittens should be fun! I remember quite enjoying it the first time around, and now I can expect memes 😄

Ruthiella I love the memes! 😂 So many clever Littens. 5mo
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A School for Fools | Sasha Sokolov
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This is definitely not a book I would've picked up or finished without #nyrbbookclub, but I'm glad I read it. There's some wonderful turn of phrase and wordplay and it was best when I could immerse myself and just go with it. That said, I could've done with more narrative and/or more bits like Now, when we weren't cloistered in the protagonist's head. It was challenging much of the time and I definitely didn't get all the references 😏🤷‍♀️

BarbaraBB Kudos for finishing 🙌 5mo
vivastory It's def one that I will be reading again with the hopes of picking up on more of the references 5mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Sometimes, you just need to sit on the futon and read a book pretty much straight through. No big surprises in this one, but altogether quite satisfying.

Cathythoughts Sounds like a nice time 💕 5mo
BethM That‘s how I felt about this! 5mo
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Bullet Train | Kotaro Isaka
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Lunch! Very much enjoying this library ebook.

BarbaraBB Looking forward to your review! 5mo
batsy I want to read this! His other book Three Assassins (I think that's the title 😅) also sounds intriguing. 5mo
quietjenn @Batsy yes! Seeing Three Assassains on Netgalley is what inspired me to finally check this one out. 5mo
Cathythoughts Oh this sounds good ! 5mo
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The Crowded Street | Winifred Holtby
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An excellent novel that vividly portrays the limited and stifling options available to women of a certain class, in the years surrounding the Great War. I was sometimes rather frustrated by Muriel and her passivity, even though it rang very true. It was wonderful to see her come into her own and learn to choose herself, rather than presumed duty and obligation. A terrific #persephonepick to read with the #persephoneclub.

LeahBergen Oh, that passivity of Muriel‘s was infuriating at times! I‘m reminded of her in the main character of the book I‘m currently reading, Taken By the Hand. I think I remember that you‘ve read and liked O. Douglas, too? 6mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen yes! I've read a few of them (although I don't think that one) and have enjoyed them all. Good your having a good time. 6mo
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CarolynM I kind of got the passivity, she was a good girl and wanted to please her mother but she didn't know how to do that except by surrendering her will to her mother. And then she did that with everyone else in her life. It was only when she began to doubt her mother that she started to exert her own will. 6mo
Cathythoughts I agree a terrific read ! I also got the passivity, I agree @CarolynM , she wanted to please her mother and everyone else.. the power of the mother was very strong. If mother called , Muriel felt she had no choice. Until she discovered , that she did have choices in life. (edited) 6mo
andrew61 Great review jenn. A really enjoyable readalong. 6mo
quietjenn @CarolynM @Cathythoughts I for sure got her passivity and saw where it was coming from! That desire to please and submitting to the stronger personalities in our life is very relatable. I think the fact that I both understood it, could relate to it, and was also frustrated by it speaks to how well Holtby portrayed things. 6mo
rubyslippersreads The “power of the mother” was even more tragic for Connie. 5mo
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads no doubt! I really wasn‘t expecting that. 5mo
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I am 100% here for crimefighting nuns.

EvieBee Me too! Have you watched Sister Boniface? 6mo
Tamra Ok, this premise just sounds fun! If crime can be fun…..😅 6mo
quietjenn @EvieBee yes, I love Sister Boniface! I was so glad they decided to give her her own show. 6mo
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Bookzombie @quietjenn @EvieBee Do I need to have watched all of Father Brown to start the Sister Boniface series? I‘m okay with that, just curious. 6mo
quietjenn @Bookzombie no, not at all! She‘s only in one Father Brown, in the first season and there not much connecting the shows really. Her series takes place about a decade or so later and Father Brown does guest appear in one episode, but it‘s more just a nod to fans. 6mo
Bookzombie @quietjenn Thank you! I have seen a few Father Brown so I will go back to it, but glad to know I can start Sister Boniface first. 🙂 6mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie Yay! I just started watching and love it! 6mo
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The Castle on the Hill | Elizabeth Goudge
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I am so not ready for the weekend to be over. Still, hoping to finish this before it is.

LeahBergen I have this one waiting on my shelves 👍 6mo
Ruthiella I am also not ready for Monday! 😭 6mo
Cathythoughts No to Monday ! Look forward to your review 👍 sounds good. 6mo
BookBabe Ditto Cathy‘s comment! 6mo
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Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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So different from what I thought it would be, but so good. If I were an underliner, there's so much I would have underlined in this one! And so affirming. We're all walking around with rich interior lives. We're all fixated by the oddest notions. Our existence echoes others in ways we can't imagine. We all need to connect and be a part of something, although when we do it will be weird and awkward and unexpected. #nyrbbookclub

LeahBergen Lovely review! 6mo
batsy Beautifully put 💖 6mo
readordierachel Love the way you've distilled it. And love your turtle 🐢 6mo
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