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Joined February 2016

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I was gone all day yesterday and came home to find these lovely (and color-coordinated 😁) birthday gifts from @LeahBergen .

The Pangur Ban book is intriguing (the look on that cat‘s face!) And I‘ve been wanting the LMM Short stories for ages. What I love about both these books is that I can just dip in and out of them as the fancy strikes me. ⬇️

rubyslippersreads You know my addiction to stickers and washi tape. And that card is absolutely frameable. 😻

Thank you so much, dear friend and kindred spirit. 😘
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TrishB Awesome gifts 😘 3w
jlhammar How wonderful. Hope you had a nice birthday! 3w
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LeahBergen You‘re so welcome! You‘ll have to let me know what‘s making Pangur Ban look so nonplussed. 😆 The LMM stories seem very interesting; the forwards to each story describe how much she reuses certain plot devices and how some are based on her own life. I hope you had a wonderful day! 😘😘 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous gifts! 😍 3w
batsy Lovely! 😍 That Pangur Ban book looks super fun 😀 3w
Cathythoughts So lovely ! 🥰 1w
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When Franny Stands Up | Eden Robins
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Here are my #ReadYourKindle books for February:

12 Selling Hope
14 Mrs. Narwhal‘s Diary
17 The Secret Keeper
18 When Franny Stands Up

I previously said I was going to read #12 first, but I‘ve decided to switch to #18 (the tagged book) instead, in an effort to kill two birds with one stone. 😄 #NetgalleyBacklog

#ReadYourEbooks #ReadYourNook

CBee Love the little peeking kitty graphic 😍 3w
batsy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day 🎂🎁💐 3w
quietjenn Happy birthday, dear friend! 🎉 3w
rubyslippersreads @batsy @quietjenn Thank you so much! 😘 3w
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Still Missing | Beth Richardson Gutcheon
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I don‘t know if I would have picked this book on my own, because the subject matter was so painful. But I absolutely raced through it, and would definitely try other books by this author.

#PersephoneClub

@quietjenn @Caryl @sisilia @CarolynM @daena @LeahBergen @elkeOriginal @Gissy @Aimeesue @Tamra @andrew61 @Cathythoughts @Karons1 @julieclair @willaful @jlhammar

Tamra Yes! I‘m curious about her other titles. It was certainly a fast paced, agonizing thriller. 3w
Tamra Was this made into a film? I can see it working. 3w
rubyslippersreads @Tamra Yes, I think back in the 80s. Unfortunately, I can only find it on Starz, which I don‘t have, or I‘d watch it. 3w
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LeahBergen I was thinking the same thing about the subject matter. 😬 I‘ll be starting right after I finish my IRL bookclub pick (as I know I‘ll want to read it straight through)! 3w
Cathythoughts Yes , I agree. It‘s a difficult read. But so good. I raced through as well.. must put up my review too. So well written 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts I want to try other books by her too. But I‘m finding it hard to get them.. 3w
jlhammar Yes, so painful, but I‘m so impressed by the writing and completely gripped so far. Can‘t wait to get back to it this evening. I was also wishing I could watch the film, but I don‘t have Starz either. 3w
elkeOriginal I remember the movie! When I read the book summary I immediately remembered it and had to look it up. Judd Hirsch as the detective. 3w
Caryl I felt the same way! I was hesitant to give it a try, but I decided to trust Persephone Books -- and all of you! I'm very glad I read it. (I bet Judd Hirsch was a great Detective Menetti. And Stockard Channing as Jocelyn!) 1w
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Here‘s my #readyourKindle list. Thanks for organizing this, @CBee 😸

#readyourebooks #readyournook

CBee You‘re welcome! Love your graphic 😊 1mo
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This freebie might be appropriate for #nunlit or for any Litten who wants to add even more to their #Kindle before the #readyourkindle challenge, hosted by @CBee

CBee You‘re enabling and I love it 😂😂 1mo
jlhammar Oooh, thank you! 1mo
Deblovestoread Sounds fun! I found the first two free with my audible membership as well. 🙌🏼 1mo
rubyslippersreads @Deblovestoread I just found the other two ebooks on Hoopla, along with all three audiobooks. 1mo
kspenmoll Got it! Thanks 1mo
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A Kindle of Kittens | Rumer Godden
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@CBee has a plan to help us conquer our #Kindle backlogs. See her page for more details.

CBee I LOVE the added graphics! 😊 Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I hate to admit defeat, but I‘m giving up on #thebros. Sorry, #PemberLittens, but it‘s just not for me.

#hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 I love this. Not that you‘re leaving us for now, but that sign! I‘ll remove you from the tag list for #thebros 😘😘 1mo
monkeygirlsmama 😂😂😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead I was lagging behind, and when I saw this sign, I figured it was—a sign! 😂 1mo
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BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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UwannaPublishme Too funny‘ 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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The Rescuers | Margery Sharp
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My Miss Bianca library (thanks to @BookieMary who collects this series, and is kind enough to pass on her copies when she upgrades). Now that I‘ve reread the first book, I want to read all of them. 🐭 #childrensclassicread2024

TheBookHippie So do I !!! 1mo
CatLass007 The cat and mouse are gorgeous. 1mo
merelybookish Beautiful stack! 1mo
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willaful Darling! 1mo
batsy Love this photo! 1mo
MaureenMc 🥰 1mo
LeahBergen So cute! 1mo
UwannaPublishme I didn‘t realize there were so many! 1mo
rubyslippersreads There are three more in the series—the tagged book, which I have as an ebook, and two more I don‘t own. 1mo
tpixie @rubyslippersreads what a great photo and incredible book collection! I love that Bernard has his own book! 📕 🐭 🧀 2w
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Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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I have mixed feelings about this book. The story was interesting, and I wanted to find out what happened, but it was also sometimes almost unbearably raw and painful. That‘s the reason I gave it a So-So, rather than a pick, because there were multiple times I almost bailed.

Here‘s a photo of what seems to be the “modified habit” mentioned in the book. I can see why it would have been both a shock and a relief to wear it.

#nunlit

Librarybelle Thanks for the photo! 1mo
marleed I still remember when over a weekend the dress code for the order of nuns teaching at my grade school went from full habit to street clothes. One of the sisters arrived in a Hawaiian moo moo that had been gifted her after a family members vacation. It was shocking. I mean, I hadn‘t even considered they might have actual hair on their heads! 1mo
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rubyslippersreads @marleed Sounds like it was a shock for all concerned. 😳 1mo
Deblovestoread I understand your being close to bailing. It was definitely brutal in places. 1mo
quietjenn Certainly not the easiest book. But great picture! 1mo
jlhammar Yes, very raw. Great way to describe it. Love the photo! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads @marleed That photo brings back so many memories. Love your comment about their hair! I remember questioning whether nuns ate meals like normal people, so one day our teacher/nuns invited us to lunch at the convent to see for ourselves! 😄 1mo
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Murder While You Work | Susan Scarlett
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As smart as Judy was, you‘d think she‘d have known better than to drink cocoa concocted by Clara. 😏

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

Tamra Bahahahaha I know right? I thought it was weird she wasn‘t more suspicious. 2mo
Aimeesue Right? I was yelling at my Kindle! “No, Judy! DONT DO IT!!” 😂 2mo
Ruthiella Yes! I thought the same. 😂 Seriously, I‘d have hightailed it out there after Mr. Jones! 2mo
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elkeOriginal AGREED. What a dingleberry 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
quietjenn Yeah, I like Judy, but she was not the smartest. 2mo
Tamra Love the collage - very creative. 😁 2mo
LeahBergen Yeah, Judy. She‘s a DOG MURDERER for God‘s sake. 😆😆 2mo
batsy Exactly! What @Ruthiella said! 2mo
jlhammar Right? Love that original cover. 2mo
CarolynM Good point! 2mo
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My 2024 reading planner. The B is supposed to stand for Bridgerton, but since I‘m only a casual fan, I‘ve decided the B stands for books. 😄

(Quill pen courtesy of @CrowCAH.)

#readingplanner #readingjournal #happyplanner

CrowCAH Aww yay! 🥰 Yes the pen was from one of the Austen book challenges! 2mo
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My #firstlast #lastfirst books for 2023. The tagged book was also one of my #CloakAndDaggerChristmas picks.

Ruthiella Excellent work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 2mo
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Mollyanna Congrats 🥳🍾🥳 2mo
Ruthiella Great work. 👏👏👏 2mo
LeahBergen Nicely done! 👏👏 2mo
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batsy Whoo! 😻 2mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 2mo
Gissy Spectacular 🤩📚📚📚🥳🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 2mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! 🥳🙌🏻🙌🏻📚 2mo
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. And Happy Reading, which I know all Littens celebrate. 😄

Ruthiella Merry Christmas! 🎄 2mo
AnnR Meowy Holidays! 🎄🎅😺 2mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Meowy Christmas! 2mo
Gissy Merry Christmas 🎄 💚❤️💚 2mo
Tamra Merry Reading! 🎄 2mo
LeahBergen And to you! 😘😘 2mo
Mimi28 Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 and happy reading 📖 2mo
batsy Merry Reading to you as well! 😸📚🎄 2mo
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Children of Winter | Berlie Doherty
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What a lovely Christmas surprise from @LeahBergen !

You found me a book I‘ve never heard of, which I can‘t wait to read! And how did you know I‘ve been wanting to read The Armourer‘s House, and have been drooling over that Manderley Press edition? 😊 A bookmark, bookish card, and chocolate make for a perfect reading experience. Thank you so much!

P.S. I‘ll be saving that adorable kitty washi tape in my planner. 😸

Tamra Fabulous bookmark! 2mo
LeahBergen You‘re so welcome! I knew that you would like The Armourer‘s House when I recently read it. And when I bought Children in Winter (children‘s time slip! Plague!) well, it was calling your name, too. 😆 Merry Christmas! 😘 2mo
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Like others, I was reluctant to read this, but in spite of the constant feeling of dread, I couldn‘t put it down. I certainly can‘t understand the hold Patrick and Lewis held over women; they must have had some serious “rizz.” 🫤

Although not the Persephone cover, I found this one chilling.

#PersephoneClub

@quietjenn @sisilia @Carolyn @elkeOriginal @Gissy @Aimeesue @Tamra @andrew61 @Cathythoughts, @jlhammar @Karons1 @willaful @LeahBergen

Tamra I‘m full of foreboding & dread each time I open it, but that is a testament to the writing. 3mo
elkeOriginal I love that cover! So chilling. 3mo
elkeOriginal And that drawing of the perpetrators! 3mo
jlhammar Nice use of the word of the year 😂 Agree, hard to see their great allure. 3mo
LeahBergen Rizz, indeed! 😂😂 I totally fell down the Google rabbit hole after reading this book. 3mo
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I just finished watching this series for the first time (I know, I‘m late to the party). This cute little book perfectly captures the relationship between Lorelai and Rory, and the lovable quirkiness of Stars Hollow.

#GilmoreGirls #ReadLikeRory

LeahBergen I have never watched this series. 😮 3mo
curiouserandcurioser @rubyslippersreads love this series so much-a favorite for my daughter and I:) 3mo
rubyslippersreads @curiouserandcurioser I can‘t believe it took me this long to watch. And then yesterday, I found the entire DVD set in a thrift shop. The packaging is adorable. 3mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I think you‘d like it, especially the emphasis on Rory‘s voracious reading. 3mo
curiouserandcurioser @rubyslippersreads that is so wonderful and a great find!:) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do❤ 3mo
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Here are my picks, both about children, in a barn or in the Blitz.

Catalog links in the comments. #PersephoneClub

@LeahBergen @CarolynM @elkeOriginal @Gissy @Aimeesue @andrew61 @jhammar @Cathythoughts @quietjenn

CarolynM Another difficult decision! I vote for 3mo
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jlhammar I‘ll be thrilled to read either one, but I‘ll vote for 3mo
LeahBergen Gah, this is tough! Okay, I‘ll vote for 3mo
Tamra Such a pretty photo! 💙 (edited) 3mo
quietjenn I think I'll go with Children Who Lived in a Barn. 3mo
elkeOriginal Children in the Barn for me! Been meaning to read it for ages🙌🏻 (edited) 3mo
Aimeesue A hay box with a starring role in a book? Sign me up for 3mo
andrew61 My vote is Children who lived in a barn 3mo
LeahBergen ⭐️ And the winner with 7 votes is The Children Who Lived in a Barn! ⭐️ (edited) 3mo
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Here are my picks for #CloakAndDaggerChristmas 🔪🎄

1. Murder at an Irish Christmas - Carlene O‘Connor
2. The Cat Who Caught a Killer - L T Shearer
3. Tied Up in Tinsel - Ngaio Marsh
4. Mistletoe Malice - Kathleen Farrell
5. Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen - Sarah James
6. The Dinner Lady Detectives - Hannah Henry
7. Malice - Keigo Higashino
8. The Cold Kid Case - Rosalind Barden

Ruthiella Nice list! Most are new to me. I‘ve only ever read one novel by Ngaio Marsh and it was ages ago. I look forward to reading your reviews! 😃 3mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella It was fun hunting for my choices. I‘ve also only read one Ngaio Marsh, so we‘ll see if I like this one. 3mo
Aimeesue I love Tied Up in Tinsel - mostly because I love Alleyn as a character. Even when the mysteries ares,ight,y ridiculous. 3mo
batsy I read Tied Up in Tinsel ages ago and enjoyed it! I need to read these Ngaio Marsh books in order someday soon 😁 3mo
jlhammar Fun list! I really enjoyed Malice. 3mo
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Ten Thankful Turkeys | Angela Muse
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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! 🦃📚

Deblovestoread Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍁 3mo
Ruthiella Happy Thanksgiving 🦃! 3mo
LeahBergen Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️ 3mo
AnnR Happy day of gratitude. 🍁🧡🍂 3mo
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Absent in the Spring | Mary Westmacott
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We all know this would be the true horror for Littens!

This was my second reading, and I enjoyed it even more this time. It made me sad (and a bit annoyed) that Joan was never able to grow beyond Miss Gilbey‘s assessment of her.

#LMWBR #westmakittens
#MaryWestmacottBuddyRead

@ruthiella @KathyWheeler @quietjenn @Librarybelle @kspenmoll @BarbaraJean @peanutnine @Roary47 @willaful @batsy

batsy This book sounds lovely. I need to make time for the Westmacott novels at some point. I was planning on joining the buddy read but I can't seem to manage it at the moment. 3mo
CarolynM 😱😆 3mo
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Absent in the Spring | Mary Westmacott
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We all know this would be the true horror for Littens!

This was my second reading, and I enjoyed it even more this time. It made me sad (and a bit annoyed) that Joan was never able to grow beyond Miss Gilbey‘s assessment of her.

#LMWBR #westmakittens
#MaryWestmacottBuddyRead

@ruthiella @KathyWheeler @quietjenn @Librarybelle @kspenmoll @BarbaraJean @peanutnine @Roary47 @willaful @batsy

Ruthiella I thought of that too when reading! The horror to run out of things to read! 😱😆 3mo
willaful @Ruthiella .... it isn't because... we're hiding things in our brain we can't bear to face, right? Surely not! 😂 3mo
Ruthiella @willaful 😂😂😂 3mo
BarbaraJean 😂😂 I thought the same thing!! 3mo
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Babbacombe's | SUSAN. SCARLETT
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I loved Scissors and Keith Prowse, but of course, Nicky and Sadie‘s favorite character was Penny. 😹

We all loathed Dulcie, though.

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

@quietjenn @Jess_Read_This @Kimzey @erzascarletbookgasm @catebutler @CarolynM @LeahBergen @elkeOriginal @Aimeesue @batsy @Tamra @Cathythoughts @jlhammar @Ruthiella

SheReadsAndWrites Oh my goodness - those faces!!! We have had weiner dogs for years and I miss them. 😊🐾❤️ 3mo
elkeOriginal Only hatred of Dulcie can bring dogs & cats together! 3mo
Tamra Loved to hate Dulcie! 😆 3mo
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Ruthiella Adorable! Were it not for Scissors, there would be no story. ❤️🐶 3mo
Aimeesue Awwww, sausage dog puppies! ❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen Love this! 😂 3mo
jlhammar This is great 😂 3mo
elkeOriginal @Ruthiella Good point that Scissors was THE most important character! 3mo
CarolynM Perfect review😸🐶 3mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella @elkeOriginal Maybe the book should have been titled Scissors, since he‘s much more important to the story than the department store. 3mo
elkeOriginal @rubyslippersreads Agreed! With a portrait of him on the cover 🐾 3mo
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My Name Is Barbra | Barbra Streisand
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This book is almost like Barbra talking to you. I loved this description of movie candy.

LeahBergen Love that! 3mo
dabbe I get to read it when my sister is done! Can't wait! 🤩 3mo
CarolynM Thank you for this. I‘d not heard of Good & Plenty before, now I‘ll know what Barbra is talking about when I read the book (it‘s on my Christmas list😆) 3mo
UwannaPublishme Oh, I‘m loving this audiobook too! And I bookmarked this quote! She does mention food so much that I get hungry whenever I‘m reading it. 😁 3mo
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Sadie wishes you all a very Happy Halloween. #catsoflitsy #didyoubringyourbroomstick #Halloween

AmyG Awwwwww 😻🧙🏻 4mo
LeahBergen Sadie! 😆 You look spooktacular! 4mo
mabell Great job Sadie! 4mo
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My favorite fictional spirit is Captain Gregg from the tagged book. I don‘t picture him as depicted on this vintage dust jacket, though. Rex Harrison and Edward Mulhare are more my taste in sea captains. 😄

#SundayFunday

dabbe I had the biggest crush on him after seeing this movie! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
LeahBergen I do love that vintage cover, though! 4mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen So do I, especially the way it mirrors the film clip. But I always think Captain Gregg should have a beard. 4mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe Me too. I think I was about 10 the first time I saw the movie. 😄 4mo
BookmarkTavern Oh fun! Thanks for answering! 4mo
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Happy Birthday @LeahBergen 🎂🎂🎂

Have a wonderful day, dear friend. 😘

Aimeesue Happy happy birthday!🎉🎈🎉 4mo
jlhammar @LeahBergen Happy Birthday, Leah! 4mo
quietlycuriouskate Happy birthday, Leah! 🎂🎁📚 4mo
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youneverarrived Happy Birthday Leah ♥️♥️ 4mo
AmyG Happy Birthday, Leah! Have a wonderful day! 🎂🎉❤️🎈🎁 4mo
Ruthiella Happy birthday @LeahBergen ! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
jdiehr Happy birthday! 4mo
Gissy Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂 @LeahBergen sending you positive thoughts that your wishes become real, accomplished and hoping that you have a splendid day and.....why not? 😄That you receive many gifts, specially books📚📚📚
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LeahBergen Aww, how pretty! Thank you, Peggy! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Thank you! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Thank you! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @quietlycuriouskate Thank you! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @youneverarrived Thank you! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @AmyG Thank you! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella Thank you! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @jdiehr Thanks! 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen @Gissy Thanks so much! 😘😘 And yes to lots of books! 😆 4mo
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!! 🧁🥳📚 @LeahBergen 4mo
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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Now that I‘ve seen Doris, I can‘t help picturing her as Stephanie. And Lorenzo looks pretty crabby about what‘s happening to his pictures.

I enjoyed this, but my favorite part was Sir Harry‘s well-deserved punishment—being married to bossy Beatrix.

#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

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Ruthiella Doris would make a perfect Stephanie du Plessis! I think someone like Lorenzo the Magnificent would be pleased with the ultimate outcome and want as many people as possible to admire him posthumously. 5mo
jlhammar Yes! Love the collage. Sir Harry getting his comeuppance the way he did was just perfect 😆 5mo
LeahBergen Haha! Yes, Harry had it coming! 5mo
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rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I‘m sure Lorenzo would be happy with the outcome, but not being stuffed in a trunk all those years and then being considered junk. 🤣 5mo
willaful The only problem with that punishment is that bossy Beatrix gets rewarded. 😂 5mo
quietjenn I was waiting the entire book for them both to get what they deserved. A life yoked together seems fitting all around! 5mo
rubyslippersreads @willaful True, but I dislike Sir Harry even more than Beatrix. 😄 5mo
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn It does. I think Mrs. Rose dodged a bullet. 😂 5mo
batsy He did have it coming! 😆 5mo
CarolynM Everyone got what they deserved😆 4mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Good point. 😂 4mo
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Two of my favorite books are on sale for #kindle today. #BetsyTacy #KindleDeal #ebook

MaureenMc I was intrigued by Mrs. Muir. I‘ll definitely pick it up now (I always trust your recommendations!). 5mo
mabell Oh perfect season to try the Ghost and Mrs. Muir! 5mo
rubyslippersreads @MaureenMc What a nice compliment. ☺️ After you‘ve read it, you might want to watch the movie with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. 5mo
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rubyslippersreads @mabell Tis the season! 👻 5mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads I've seen the movie TONS of times and love it! Is the book close in plot to the movie? 🤩 5mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe Yes and no. I love the book, but I think I love the movie even more. ❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen Two that you‘ve already made me buy in the past! 😆😆 5mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads That's unusual, isn't it? But hey, it's Tierney and Rexie! BTW, I had a huge crush on him after this movie, MY FAIR LADY, and even DR. DOLITTLE! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe Did you know his nickname used to be “Sexy Rexy”? 🤣 5mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I‘m an enabler. 😹 5mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads No! Well, that makes me feel better, having my crush on a guy that was 60+ years old when I was 13! 🤩🤣😃 5mo
MaureenMc @rubyslippersreads I really should. I love Rex Harrison! (edited) 5mo
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Look what‘s on sale today, #PemberLittens 😊 #JaneAdjacent #kindle #KindleDeal

Librarybelle Thanks for posting this!!! 5mo
AnnR Thanks for posting this. I bought it, too. 5mo
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Some recent garage sale finds. #bookhaul

Ruthiella Hiram in particular looks adorable! 😻 7mo
quirkyreader Finding that bee book was a major score. 7mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 👏👏 6mo
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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An illustration from my #FolioSociety edition. As pretty as it is, I‘ll probably be reading on Kindle for portability. 😊

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BarkingMadRead Ohhhhhh that‘s beautiful! 7mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 7mo
willaful Charming! 7mo
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Cuilin 😍 7mo
dabbe “portability” … 😅😂🤣 7mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Josie Pye dares Anne to #WalkTheLine (the ridgepole of Mr. Barry‘s kitchen roof).

#Movie2BookRecs #LetterW

mabell Ha good one! 7mo
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Miss Carter and the Ifrit | Susan Alice Kerby
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I enjoyed this book (although it dragged a bit for me in spots). I found Joe very endearing, and was glad to see both him and Miss Carter move on to the next phases of their lives. (But what did she do with all the jewels?)

The photo is a glimpse of how Joe might have sometimes decorated Georgina‘s flat.

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Cathythoughts That‘s a great picture, I love it. I still havnt read this one. 7mo
jlhammar 😆 Oh my gosh, that is perfect! Joe really was endearing. 7mo
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Tamra Fabulous pic! 7mo
Ruthiella Love that image! I think she pawned some of the pieces for cash, kept one or two and had them set to wear as jewelry and the rest she put in a safe deposit box for safekeeping. She was a very practical lady! 7mo
Aimeesue Great pic! I can really see it now! It‘s only missing his snuff bottle 😁 7mo
batsy Great pic! And hope to come back to your intriguing question once I've read it 😊 7mo
CarolynM Yes! That‘s such a great image for this book! I agree that it had some flat spots, but quite charming over all. I loved that she used some of the jewels to raise money for the Red Cross. I think she will go on in the same way, quietly injecting money into good causes. 7mo
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A Pride & Prejudice mystery for the #PemberLittens free today for #Kindle. #KindleFreebie #ebook #JaneAusten

dabbe Thanks! 🤗🤗🤗 7mo
willaful Shoot, I missed it. 7mo
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“ … I call it the Star Wars prayer. All that language referring to interstellar space and galaxies; you half expect Darth Vader to pop up.”

I enjoyed this book. I never thought Jane would actually decide to become a nun, but I think she was able to find a good balance in her secular and spiritual lives.

#NunLit #NunLitQuarterly

jlhammar Oh my gosh, love it! 😂 7mo
batsy 🤣 I don't think I can fit in this one this month, but hope to play catch up in August. All of the reviews and comments on this book have been fun 😁 7mo
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jlhammar I hadn't heard of this one yet. Thank you! 7mo
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Strawberry Girl | Lois Lenski
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I enjoyed this, and I loved Birdie, but the disregard (and cruelty) towards animals was very jarring. I also found the ending rather abrupt; I wonder how long Mr. Slater‘s change of heart will last? 😏

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UwannaPublishme Agreed! Not sure Mr. Slater‘s sudden sunny disposition will last the week. 😆 8mo
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Daddy's Gone A-hunting | Penelope Mortimer, Valerie Grove
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The word I would choose to describe this book is “claustrophobic.” Ruth‘s marriage to the horrible Rex, being trapped with Miss de Beer, and the whole lifestyle of the Common. Very interesting, but I‘m glad Angela could escape and, although the writing is excellent, I‘m glad to escape as well.

Does anyone else think this Persephone endpaper gives off a Handmaid‘s Tale vibe?

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sisilia I had the same feeling. The writing is good but I didnt want to linger 9mo
Tamra Oh gosh, yes it does! I didn‘t notice it before. Terrific description of the novel, “claustrophobic.” Indeed. 9mo
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Tamra @sisilia I wanted Ruth‘s story to continue, if nothing more for her to make her own happiness! That was my hope anyway. 😏 (edited) 9mo
jlhammar Yes, I can definitely see that! Great review. Good to know what I‘ll be getting myself into. Look forward to reading this weekend! 9mo
merelybookish Yes, I get what you're saying. I found the pace moved quickly tho. And I even felt a bit sorry for Rex. 9mo
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish Not me. I wanted Ruth to hit Rex with a clock, like Betty did to Robert. 🤣 9mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I‘m looking forward to starting today. Yes! I see the Handmaid vibes 👍🏻 9mo
willaful I found it quite excruciating. The intense frustration of people always getting in your business and in your way, and the ugliness with which Ruth views life. 9mo
LeahBergen Great review and you‘re so right about the claustrophobic atmosphere! 8mo
LeahBergen Yep, Rex definitely needed to be brained with a clock, too. 😆 8mo
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Two free Austen retellings which might interest the #PemberLittens. #kindledeals #ebook #kindle

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Not really book-related, but is anyone else going to miss #MrsMaisel as much as I am?

IndoorDame Yes! I still have a few episodes to watch, but so sad it‘s over! 9mo
Leftcoastzen 😔💔 9mo
mrp27 Yes!!! I adore that show. 9mo
EKonrad So sad it‘s over!! 😢 9mo
GidgetsTreasures75 Love this show so much!! 9mo
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Daddy's Gone A-hunting | Penelope Mortimer, Valerie Grove
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@Tamra The book arrived today, in a lovely mailing envelope. Thank you so much! #persephoneclub #persephone

Also showing off my new sign (and life motto). 🤣

Deblovestoread That sign! 9mo
Tamra 😂 love the sign! I‘m so glad the book arrived quickly! 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly I want that sign! 9mo
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LeahBergen That sign! 😆 9mo
batsy 😁 9mo
rubyslippersreads @Deblovestoread @Tamra @Clare-Dragonfly @LeahBergen @batsy For anyone who wants their own sign (in hope of preventing some murders 😂), I ordered it from Temu. 9mo
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Before we leave Cranford, I had to share this picture of my favorite character, Miss Betsy Barker‘s Alderney.

I‘m wondering if the cow had anything to do with Captain Brown‘s tragic demise? After all, as well as suggesting the flannel ensemble, he also recommended Miss Betsy “kill the poor creature at once.” Was that Alderney anywhere near the railroad tracks? 🤔🐄🤣

#PemberLittens #Moo-rdurAtCranford #hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
TheBookHippie OMG 😂😂😂😂🏆👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
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dabbe Best pic of the day! 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ahahahah! Excellent! 😂 9mo
rubyslippersreads @willaful I ❤️ it! 🐮 9mo
Ruthiella Love it! 😋 9mo
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Angeline | Anna Quinn
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I‘ve never heard of this book, but it came up in my #kindledeals today, and it looks like it might be a possible candidate for #nunlit

#kindledeal #ebook #kindle

jlhammar Oh my gosh, I hadn't heard of this one yet! Sounds great. Might throw this one in the mix for our 2024 #NunLitQuarterly voting (in late Oct/early Nov) if others in the group haven't read it by then. Thank you! 10mo
batsy This sounds so interesting! 10mo
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Betsy-Tacy | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Happy Birthday to two of my favorite authors, Maud Hart Lovelace and Elizabeth Goudge. ❤️🎂

LeahBergen Look at those lovely editions! 😍 10mo
batsy So pretty! 10mo
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Bunny's Book Club | Annie Silvestro
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate. And lots of books, reading time, and candy to all Littens! 🐣🐰🪺 🍫

Dragon Happy Easter 🐣 💚🐉 11mo
IuliaC Happy Easter! 11mo
LeahBergen Happy Easter, Peggy! 🐰🐰🐰 11mo
Leftcoastzen Happy Easter , very cute ! 11mo
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Laughterhp Oh no! That‘s the only way I know to buy books from the UK and get them in the US! 11mo
batsy Oh my god... Nooooooooo. This is my lifeline 😭😭😭 11mo
TheBookHippie We are all posting and all sad!!!! 11mo
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Readerann 😭 11mo
jlhammar So unfortunate 11mo
Gissy 🙁😩😭😭😭 11mo
KristiAhlers This breaks my heart. I've gotten so many books from them! 11mo
Tamra What???? Noooooo 11mo
Tamra Any Litsy friends have ideas how we can buy UK books for shipping outside the UK? 11mo
Balibee146 @tamra though I've not bought from them I saw another kitten suggest Blackwells. I will look for a link x 11mo
Balibee146 @Tamra they do ship to the US.... Credit for suggestion of them to @Ruthiella on another post xx 11mo
Tamra Thanks to you both! @Ruthiella @Balibee146 11mo
Balibee146 @tamra lol just noticed the autocorrect of Litten to kitten 😻 11mo
Tamra @Balibee146 😹 11mo
LeahBergen I know!! 😫😫😫 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly Uggggghh! I didn‘t even realize they were owned by Amazon 😭😡 11mo
Aimeesue Boooooo. ☹️ 11mo
Bklover I just ordered something about a week ago (it‘s been shipped) because I wanted the UK version - pretty cover. I‘ve loved ordering from them over the years. Either for the cover or because the paperback came out earlier there. And the free shipping to the US. 😢 @Laughterhp Me too! (edited) 11mo
Bklover We only have until April 26th. 11mo
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Wine of Honour | Barbara Beauchamp
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I enjoyed this once it got going, although I actually found Helen‘s story the dullest, with the Cobb family the most interesting. I wish Laura had gotten some gumption and re-joined the service. Peter Gurney could have used some gumption too.

The term “Civvy Street” was new to me.

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Ruthiella Oh! I see some promising fan fiction/ sequel where Laura and Peter find love and rejoin the service once her father dies and he gets sober. 😂 (edited) 11mo
willaful Ruthiella -- excellent! This story needs more happy endings. 😁 11mo
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jlhammar Cool graphic! Civvy Street was new to me as well. And I agree about Laura. I‘ll just have to imagine she finds her gumption and happy ending later. 11mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I‘d definitely read that. 😆 11mo
batsy @Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Me, too! The fanfic we need 😆 11mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻😁 11mo
LeahBergen Civvy Street was new to me, too! And yes, Laura needed a kick in the pants. 😆 11mo
CarolynM I wasn‘t particularly keen on Helen, but I thought the treatment of infidelity was interesting, especially considering the time and the circumstances. I‘m not sure I‘d wish Peter on anyone, even Laura! @Ruthiella Civvy Street is an expression I remember hearing quite a lot once upon a time, but I certainly haven‘t heard it recently. (edited) 11mo
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The Black Stallion | Walter Farley
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I‘m sure I must have read this as a horse-crazy kid, but I don‘t remember much about it. I do have two related books in my library, including the edition that @TheAromaOfBooks posted about. (Unfortunately, the cover is somewhat the worse for wear.)

(Nicky insisted on being in the photo, because he‘s as big as a horse. 😹)

#ChildrensClassicRead2023 #MiddleGradeMarch

TheBookHippie Awe hi kitty cat!!! 11mo
dabbe Hi, there Nifty Nicky! ❣️🐾❣️ 11mo
IndoorDame What a beautiful kitty 😻 🐈‍⬛ 😻 11mo
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RaeLovesToRead Hi Nicky!!!! 💕💕 11mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! Yay, Nicky!😻 11mo
quietjenn Nicky!!! 😻😻😻 11mo
TheAromaofBooks I love a well-loved book!! The illustrations in Big Black Horse are SO pretty. 11mo
batsy Nicky! What a charmer 😍 11mo
sarahbarnes Nicky looks like a Russian Blue! 😍 11mo
LeahBergen Hello, Nicky! 😘😘 11mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! 😻 11mo
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Does this count as #nunlit ?

jlhammar Most definitely. I‘ve been wanting to try Huber. Sounds good! 11mo
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