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Joined January 2017

Co-host of Scarathlon and WinterGames; Favourite genre is Romance https://www.theupstairslibrary.com https://www.goodreads.com/renee_ml
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast | Walt Disney Company
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My latest Cross stitch #Litsycrafters @curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks - a fun quote from a fave movie. Got the pattern from Etsy and really enjoyed doing it 😀

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curiouserandcurioser @StayCurious i absolutely love that-we are huge beauty and the beast fans:) what shop on etsy? You did a beautiful job!💜💜 19h
LiteraryinLawrence Our family quotes that line 😋 19h
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wanderinglynn That‘s fantastic! ❤️ 18h
Catsandbooks Love it! 16h
StayCurious @curiouserandcurioser I bought it from fiddlesticksau - she has so many fun patterns from pop culture 6h
curiouserandcurioser @StayCurious Thank you for sharing-sounds like a fun shop to explore!💜 5h
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What If, Pig? | Linzie Hunter
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My little one is about to turn 7 months and already he likes a good book! We recently read the tagged book and loved it - and we‘re on track with our #1000booksbeforekindergarden journey📖📚

kspenmoll OMG he is adorable!!! 2w
UwannaPublishme Awww! Great photos! 2w
wanderinglynn Adorable! 2w
Gissy Aw! So cute! Adorable!!😍 ❤️ ❤️❤️ 2w
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens What a great continuation to our beloved P&P. Mary is a great character and deserves to have her story told. The author did a great job of immersing us into Austen‘s world. Thank you to @sprainedbrain for allowing me to lead our read through and thank you to those who read along with me! See you all for the next Austen-esque read!

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Smarkies This was a fun read! Thanks for your chapter recap. 😄 1mo
AllDebooks TOBS is not a book I would ordinarily choose but I loved it and Mary. Your chapter breakdowns were great, accurate and amusing. Thank you for hosting. Now, what's next?.... 1mo
sprainedbrain Thank you for leading such a great discussion! ❤️ 1mo
DebinHawaii You did such a great job hosting. I had to read ahead but I loved seeing your chapter recaps! This is one of my favorites now—go Mary! 🤩 1mo
julieclair Thank you for leading our discussion! I always looked forward to your posts... Guaranteed to make me smile and occasionally laugh out loud. Such fun! And a great discussion as well. 👍 1mo
KristiAhlers I had so much fun. You did a great job hosting! I can‘t wait for the next read! 1mo
Ruthiella Thanks for hosting! I enjoyed the book and the discussion around it. 😊 1mo
eeclayton I've just finished the book. I was often behind (busy period at work) but whenever I managed to catch up, I always checked out your recaps immediately and loved the memes 😂 Thanks for hosting! 1mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.93-95 Whew, we did it! Finally, our prayers are answered and Mary and Tom actually speak to each other honestly about their feelings, and he proposes! Thank heavens because they‘re perfect for each other and I really wanted to see Mary happy. We hear that Ryder ran off with Caroline (😲), Mrs.B gets the satisfaction of seeing all her daughters married, and I think we can safely say that Mary and Tom get their HEA. A great ending!

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BarkingMadRun Loved the ending and couldn‘t help feeling a little sorry for Caroline, who ended up living in sin 1mo
julieclair I must admit I was a little surprised about Caroline Bingley! She really must have been quite desperate. And I was so happy that Mary and Tom finally worked up the guts to share their feelings with each other! 1mo
KristiAhlers The Caroline thing really surprised me. I found this to be such a satisfying read! I was honestly hesitant but I‘m so glad I did this buddy read! 1mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.91&92 Mary knows she can‘t marry Ryder when she is in love with Tom so she turns him down - Mrs.B is pissed and leaves in a huff. Mary is so depressed, and to make things worse she runs into Caroline who tells her that Ryder is now going to be rich and can Mary promise she‘ll never marry him? The nerve! At least Mary stands up for herself well. Tomorrow we finish the book and see if Tom finally makes us (er..Mary) stop waiting.

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ravenlee Ugh, Caroline is the worst. And trying to pull a Lady Catherine move when she doesn‘t have the stuff to pull it off! 1mo
BarkingMadRun Caroline is such a brat! Why does she constantly want men who don‘t want her? 1mo
ElizaMarie @BarkingMadRun Ugh YES!!! 1mo
Christyco125 I‘m glad Mary is so aggressive in a civilized manner. 1mo
KristiAhlers Caroline is so bratty why anyone puts up with her is beyond me. 1mo
KristiAhlers @Christyco125 I totally agree! 1mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.89&90 Well, Ryder comes back and apologizes for his free love no marriage idea. He actually proposes for real, the way a lady deserves. But Mary still loves Tom and doesn‘t accept right away. Her mother is badgering her to accept, no surprise there, but even her aunt says…maybe accept Ryder and be secure. Although I wonder how much money he‘d still get from Lady C de bourgh if he married Mary…either way, big decision for Mary now

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#Pemberlittens Ch.85-88 - Back in London, Mary waits desperately for Tom to make contact but he‘s MIA. She does see a lot of Ryder, though, and unfortunately her mother comes for a visit. Mrs.B senses prey in Ryder and attacks - trying to get him to propose to her last unmarried daughter, even when Mary begs her to stop. Ryder does tell Mary he wants to run away with her- and thank heavens she declines because it isn‘t marriage he‘s looking for😳

BarkingMadRun That guy 🙄🙄 1mo
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Karons1 Bloody love ❤️ that book 📕 one or the best Austen take offs Iv ever read - it‘s a long one but so so worth it ! Poor Mary , Caroline bingley is one of the most horrible 😣women in literature ! Enjoy 😊 1mo
Christyco125 Let‘s explore free love in Italy. What!?! 1mo
julieclair Ryder. Such a rake! 👎 1mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.81-84 A storm‘s brewing on the mountainside. The guide and Tom insist they must head down but the rest of the party (ugh - Mary included) resist. They stay, get soaked and Tom is angry - and rightfully so. Why must Mary be so stubborn? Tom leaves their holiday with nothing but a note and Mary is heartbroken. Can she repair the damage done? Or is it too late for them?

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.79&80 Mary and Tom climb a mountain- literally and figuratively- it seems as though their romance is an uphill struggle and it‘s all self inflicted! Can they get over themselves and the restrictions society imposes upon them in time to save their budding romance and put us readers out of our misery?

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.73-78 Sorry for being MIA! The Gardiners, Tom & Mary are joined on vacation by none other than Ryder, Caroline 😬 and the Hursts. Their idyllic little party is sadly interrupted by snobbery and of course, Ryder - a competitor for Mary‘s attention. Tom is jealous and instead of simply talking to Mary about his feelings, he gives up. And Mary, instead of declaring herself, gets mad. Gah these two! So frustrating!

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julieclair Honest to goodness... If only they would just talk to each other! Or if at least one of them would talk to the other. So frustrating! 1mo
BarkingMadRun I was screaming at the book lol 1mo
peanutnine @BarkingMadRun me too! 😂😭 They are so frustrating 1mo
KristiAhlers @BarkingMadRun OMG so was I and my husband oh so casually asks “is that helping any? Are they responding to you?” 🤣 no they aren‘t and yes it is lol thank you very much. 1mo
SRWCF @KristiAhlers lol! These comments are great! 1mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.71&72 Mary, Tom and the Gardiners are having a spectacular time going around the countryside. Mary and Tom are feeling closer than ever and Mary realizes she‘s in love with him! And she thinks maybe he loves her too! Everything is coming up roses-but wait, there‘s a midnight arrival at the inn. Whoever could that be? 🙄 I think storms are in the forecast.

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.69&70 The Gardiners leave on their journey to the Lake District and stop in at The Bingleys‘. Mary is at first worried about returning, but Jane greets her warmly and her mother…isn‘t terrible. They continue on their way and stop at an inn to meet up with Tom. Mary and Tom admire the scenery and he says her first name! That‘s a big deal back then! If this was a 90‘s sitcom, the audience would be saying “Oooooooooohhhhhhh!”

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MaureenMc 😂 2mo
julieclair Great meme! 😂 But oh my goodness, that photo of The Lakes. That has been a bucket list destination of mine for years. (edited) 2mo
Ruthiella Totally swoon-worthy when he calls her by her first name. ❤️ 2mo
AllDebooks That meme 🤣 You needed a lot of patience in those days at the start of a relationship!! ❤🐌❤ 1mo
LitStephanie I am not even in this discussion and love that meme. 🤣 1mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.67&68 The Gardiners are set to go on their vacation to The Lakes and Mary is very happy to hear Tom is joining them. He writes her a sweet note which proves he hasn‘t forgotten her. But before they can leave, Mary runs into Ryder who talks her into getting ices with him - and proceeds to charm her. I hope Mary doesn‘t get too confused! Stay on the path to Tom, Mary! It‘s what you/we really want! Right?

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.65&66 - Tom gets a clue that Ryder is interested in Mary, and gets the impression that maybe Mary likes Ryder back! Mary likes Tom but feels good at having Ryder‘s charming attention, and wants to stick it to Caroline. But will Tom stay away now that he thinks Mary isn‘t interested in him? Will Ryder keep pursuing her? Oy, this love stuff is tricky business. Can Mary handle it? Or will she go back to the rational side of life?

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.63-65 Mary and the Gardiners go to Ryder‘s for dinner and Mary is exiled to the wrong end of the table by the conniving Caroline Bingley. Caroline is determined to keep Mary away from her man (poor Ryder) and goes so far as to warn her off! But our Mary doesn‘t cower-no, she stands up tall and gives it right back to the b—ch! Yay Mary! We‘re so proud of you! Keep it up - but try to go for Tom…that‘s where your heart is happy.

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I had three really good reads this month and it was hard to choose a favourite! But Salem, the newest release by Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels took top spot. They also wrote my January pick Until Easton. They‘ve been killing it recently - I love them. Can‘t wait to see what my favourite month of the year, April, brings!

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Unfortunately I can‘t add these two books to Litsy to review because of a glitch, but I wanted to post my last two March entries for #roaringwolf : Grace for “Green or Gold” and Home for “Rainbow”. Both books were excellent ends to their respective series. @Littlewolf1 @Roary47

Roary47 Yay! Great job. 🎉🥳 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.59-62 (I think I‘m caught up now) - on a few fun outings (to Vauxhall Gardens and St.Paul‘s) Mary has run-ins with a new gentlemen, Mr.Hayward‘s friend Mr.Ryder. Ooh I sense a bit of trouble from him, especially since he seems to be Caroline Bingley‘s new target…That woman is just the worst! Can Mary hold her own against this vile shrew? If she keeps seeing Ryder will that jeopardize what she‘s building with Tom?

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MaureenMc Yes, Caroline Bingley is even more horrid in this story. Perhaps just because we‘re seeing her more frequently. 2mo
julieclair Vauxhall Gardens sounds like it was a very fun place! Caroline Bingley... Definitely not fun. 😂 2mo
Christyco125 The discussion of the women of the night was interesting. And then the Ryder party shows up. Caroline Bingley is never a good sign. 2mo
eeclayton I'm surprised Miss Bingley is still unmarried. She comes from a wealthy family and as far as I remember she's good-looking. Not the nicest girl around, true, but other horrible women got husbands, too. I wonder how old she is at this point. 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.55-58 Ah Poetry, the language of love! Mary and Tom exchanged books and had some wonderful discussions over their choices. Mary realizes she can feel and has the heart for poetry. And perhaps she has the heart for Tom as well. Romance could be in her future after all. But is Tom just being friendly? Perhaps she should keep her feelings to herself.

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#200PnPCovers @CrowCAH @mabell In #Pride & #Prejudice, Mrs.Bennet is desperate to receive #proposals from #rich men for all the Bennet #siblings, so much so that she risks Jane‘s health by making her go to #tea at Netherfield Park in the rain, hoping her #sickness will catch her a husband. Lydia and Kitty hope to catch the attention of the #soldiers stationed in Meryton, so they often #travel on #walks to meet them. (I think I got each prompt in!)

rubyslippersreads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 You did it! 2mo
CrowCAH You did! All 31; you‘re the first to complete the challenge!!! 😁👏🏻📚 2mo
mabell Nice job! 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell Let‘s see if I can catch up on what were supposed to be daily posts…when #parents were raising gentle ladies, they were accomplished if they could play #music. Another acceptable past time was reading #novels - but not too much and nothing too intellectual! In The Other Bennet Sister Mary much prefers “smart” books and her mother, who reads novels, disapproves.

CrowCAH Woohoo, three down in one post! 👍🏻😁 2mo
mabell Love your collage! 2mo
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Beyond the Game | Kaylee Ryan
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A sweet contemporary sports romance with just enough angst to make it interesting. #roaringwolf “Luck” @Roary47 @Littlewolf1 #wickedwords “luck/lucky” @AsYouWish

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.51-54 As we reach the 1/2 way mark, if anyone wants to be removed from the tag list let me know - I know some of you have finished the book already🙂 Mary decides to accept Lizzy‘s gift of new clothes and she gets to go shopping with Mrs.Gardiner. They have a great time much to her surprise and they meet Mrs.Gardiner‘s cousin‘s son, Thomas Hayward. Dare I say sparks fly between Mary and Tom? Especially at her first dinner party.

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KristiAhlers There is just something about Mary that makes me smile at time. 2mo
DebinHawaii I finished (sorry—I needed it!) but still love seeing your posts! 🤗 2mo
LeahBergen I finished early but, like @DebinHawaii , I‘m still loving your posts! 2mo
Ruthiella Sparks are flying right and left! 2mo
AllDebooks I really love seeing Mary starting to blossom with a little care and attention cast her way. 2mo
ravenlee 👆🏼 I second (third?) what @DebinHawaii and @LeahBergen said. 2mo
jenniferw88 I probably need to be removed now, as I'm not reading along currently and we're going into spoiler territory 😂 2mo
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Same Ol' Situation | Lacey Black
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This was a great contemporary romance - Book 3 in this series and my favourite so far. I loved Isaac and BJ as a couple - their romance was unexpected but so great to read. #roaringwolf @Roary47 @Littlewolf1 - my pick for “cheers”. Also my 2021 pick for #19822022 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Yay for a fun read! 2mo
Roary47 Yay! 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens -sorry I‘m a bit behind (baby is teething!) Ch.47-50 Mary loves being at the Gardiner‘s, a warm house filled with love. Mrs.Gardiner is wonderful and wants Mary to think better about herself. She also notices how dowdy Mary dresses on purpose and suggests some new clothes - Lizzy offers to pay for them as a way to make amends! But can Mary accept such a gift? Are we about to get our movie makeover moment?

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.45&46 - Mary decides to visit the Gardiners in London, her aunt and uncle. She is warmly welcomed by the boisterous family and taken on a tour of Gracechurch street near Cheapside where you can buy anything if you have the money! Surprisingly Mary enjoys the crowds and shop windows - but she also had a great companion in Mrs.Gardiner. Perhaps Mary will find a kindred spirit in her friendly aunt.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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peanutnine I'm glad it got there safely 🦋💕 2mo
LiseWorks Wow 2mo
Catsandbooks So cute! 2mo
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LiseWorks I'm so glad 😊 2mo
Catsandbooks Twins! 🍉❤️ 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.43&44 - The snotty Lady Catherine de Bourgh arrives, and points out that Mary should be a governess - after all what else has she got going for her? Charlotte encourages this and even goes so far as to tell Mary (finally) that she‘d better leave HER house and let her work on her marriage. Mary needs to find another situation for herself and quick, to avoid the prospect of miserable gainful employment.

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch. 41&42 - Mary has it pointed out to her by Mrs.Hill how it might look that she spends so much time with Mr.Collins in the library so Mary sadly has to put a stop to it. Mr.Collins understands but opens up that maybe he regrets not marrying her instead because they are likeminded scholars and could have been happy. Ugh. Poor Mary - that‘s what she said all along! I‘m surprised she didn‘t pack her bags right away and leave.

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BarkingMadRun I wanted to slap him when he said she was really smart… for a girl 2mo
KristiAhlers Yeah I agree @BarkingMadRun! I was all “oh no you didn‘t just say that!” I have to say I‘m really enjoying this book more than I thought I would. 2mo
eeclayton I also expected Mary to leave after her conversation with Mr Collins. She'd kind of overstayed her welcome anyway. 2mo
eeclayton @BarkingMadRun Couldn't agree more! 2mo
Christyco125 It‘s funny how completely unaware Charlotte is to Mr Collins‘s depression until someone else starts to make him happy. And then she‘s all back off my man, chick. 2mo
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@sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom #springequinoxswap #ostara — Sharon! So much care went into this box I‘m in awe! I absolutely love the dish towels used as wrapping. What a fantastic idea! I loved everything you picked, but especially the tarot book and the crystals, and the letter seals…oh and the spoon! Oh who am I kidding it‘s all fantastic! Thank you 😊

Chrissyreadit 💛💚😍💚💛 2mo
DinoMom I am happy that you like it ❤️ 2mo
sprainedbrain What a lovely package! 😍 2mo
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#200PnpCovers @CrowCAH @mabell I decided to put #marriage and #money together since they so often went hand in hand. They were constant thoughts in daily life in Jane Austen‘s world.

CrowCAH Yes, marriage was more of a contract in money matters! 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.37-41 Double Entry today! Mary continues her study of happiness, Mr.Collins finally notices her and the two start studying and discussing and dare I say flirting (for two people who don‘t know how to flirt) - and Charlotte is about to pack Mary‘s bags and show her the door.

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.35&36 Mary as usual tries to understand the world around her. While there should be no reason for the Collins‘ to be unhappy, it seems they are - at least Mr.Collins is. Why? Mary decides to turn to her old friends - her father‘s philosophy books - for answers. Does anyone else wonder how long these visits typically lasted? Was it rude for the mistress of the house to be like-you‘ve been here way too long?

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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell #mail I love that this book of recipes was inspired by Jane‘s letters.

mabell Oooo I have this one! I haven‘t tried any of the recipes yet though 😆 2mo
CrowCAH I think I have this one too. I do love some tea! 2mo
LeahBergen I need this one! 😆 2mo
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell When I think of #laughter I think of Kitty Bennet, probably because of her portrayal in the 2005 movie where she was so so giggly. Here she has her own book - I wonder if it‘s amusing?

mabell Sounds interesting! 2mo
CrowCAH She did always seem to find some mirth in every situation. Except for when Lydia got to go to Brighton. 2mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.33&34 - Mary arrives at Pemberley and is happy and bonding with Lizzy until Darcy returns with his sister Georgiana-Lizzy‘s new BFF. Mary realizes there‘s no place in their bliss bubble for her so she heads to Longbourne to visit Charlotte Collins. Maybe the former spinster can give her advice on her future. Maybe, after she gives Mary the tour of all the improvements she‘s made to her former home - kinda rude, no?

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BarkingMadRun Charlotte is so disappointing, and yet I‘m not surprised. I think she‘s enjoying this a little too much! 2mo
Christyco125 Does Mary‘s life never improve? Almost halfway through the book and it has been a lot of sadness and misery. I‘m really hoping for an upswing soon. 2mo
StayCurious @Christyco125 I agree completely- it‘s so depressing. But I‘ve heard it gets better. 2mo
Smarkies I thought that this was the point at which her life turned. But it was not to be. 😞😞 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I can't see Darcy being uncomfortable having Mary at Pemberley. First off the place is huge, it's not like she's underfoot. Second of all his sister is already living there. Darcy is nothing but honorable. Giving unmarried female relations a home is what a Gentleman did. I think he would try to make Mary welcome albeit in his quiet manner. Perhaps this is a bit of Unreliable Narration on Mary's part and used to move the story along. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig ^also I'm not rereading but this is what I remember and have in my Goodreads Review. One of the reasons it was 4 stars for me not 5. 2mo
StayCurious @Crinoline_Laphroaig I also wonder how much is what Mary perceives because of how her self esteem is so low 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.31&32 Two years have passed and all the Bennet daughters are married except poor Mary. Mr.Bennet dies and the dreaded entail comes to pass, leaving Mrs.Bennet and Mary homeless. Mrs.Bennet is perfectly happy to stay with Jane forever, but Mary is quietly tortured by the horrid Caroline Bingley who puts the Mean in Mean Girl. When Mary can‘t stand the abuse any longer, she decides to escape to Pemberley, and contemplate her future

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.29&30 - End of part 1 and Charlotte lands Mr.Collins much to Lizzy and Mrs.Bennet‘s dismay. Charlotte imparts advice: “I caught him because I went for it and really chased him, pride be damned. Also, how can you expect anyone, let alone a man, to like you if you don‘t like yourself?” I hate to say it but she‘s right. Mary sees what her future holds and it is bleak…will she have the courage to change her path?

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell This book is, in my humble opinion, the most romantic of Jane‘s works. #Love

mabell Excellent point! A very different journey - love surviving the test of time ❤️ 2mo
Liatrek Persuasion is my favorite ❤️ 2mo
CrowCAH I LOVE this book! Sea captains, the water, second chance love! 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.27&28 - I‘m not trying to be funny with that kitten meme. I genuinely feel sorry for Mary. She tries and tries and keeps getting kicked around. She tries to impress Mr.Collins but the clueless moron still proposes to Lizzy - who of course says no! And Mary is too distracted and distraught to swoop in and make her move. Good thing Charlotte is there - you know, such a good friend keeping Mr.Collins busy and all.

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Christyco125 I think Mary is doing a gut check on her future with Mr Collins when she sits at the mirror. Like is he REALLY worth it. (edited) 2mo
ravenlee I kept getting caught up in the vile male privilege Collins represents - of course he, this ridiculous, unappealing man, should have his pick of the Bennet girls. And which one does he immediately choose? The most beautiful, of course. She‘s unavailable? The next most attractive, surely. He never considers, as Mary so carefully does, who might make a reasonable match. He just wants the pretty wife. Ugh. 2mo
eeclayton @ravenlee So true. And when none of that works out, he accepts the flattery of the girl next door. 🤢 2mo
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell When I think of a woman in #hysterics I think of Mrs.Bennet, and the fact that Mr.Bennet must roll his eyes #hundreds of times a day…

CrowCAH I like your double entry!!! 😉 2mo
mabell Nice job! 👏👏👏 2mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.25&26 It‘s the Netherfield Ball and the Bennets come crashing through polite society like the Kool Aid man crashes through a wall - it‘s messy, and there will be a lot to clean up afterwards. Mr.Collins oversteps, Mrs.Bennet loudly gossips - Elizabeth is ashamed, Mr.Bennet is amused - but don‘t worry, Mary‘s singing will surely win the night and smooth ruffled feathers. Right?

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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.23&24 - Mary is certain she would make the most rational match for Mr.Collins. Despite Mrs.Bennet telling Mary to stay out of her matchmaking schemes (ugh!), Mary decides to take any opportunity she has to try to woo the clueless Mr.Collins. When he doesn‘t react much to their shared tastes in books, Mary thinks music will impress him. We‘ll see if her efforts are successful at the upcoming ball.

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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell I‘ve yet to read Lucy Worsley‘s book on Jane but I‘m sure it talks about her #houses, or rather where she lived. Another for the TBR!

melissajayne Read this 18 months ago and really liked it. 2mo
LeahBergen I really enjoyed this one. 👍 2mo
mabell Love your photo collage for this! 😍 2mo
CrowCAH A good choice. Lucy also had a nice hour webinar discussing Jane. 2mo
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell How did gentle and high ranking regency women keep busy? This book describes some #hobbies they had. Ah to be so accomplished.

LiseWorks 😆 2mo
mabell This sounds like a good one! 2mo
CrowCAH I have some ways to be an accomplished woman in modern times. Like cooking. 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch.21&22 Welcome Mr.Collins! While he gets busy making a fool of himself and being dismissed or made fun of by most of the family, Mary starts to see that perhaps marrying him and securing her future and the finances of her family is the rational thing to do - he can‘t be that bad, can he? And if he is, she can fix him right? So now she just has to catch him - I‘m cringing already.

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ErinSueMreads Omggggg ☠️☠️☠️☠️ the memes are too good today 2mo
Christyco125 Ever the true rationalist, Mary is prepared to take one for the team but mostly to rub it in Mama Bennet‘s face. 2mo
BarkingMadRun Poor poor Mary 2mo
ravenlee I‘ve always wondered why Mary wasn‘t the logical choice for Collins, as they at least had some commonalities. But seeing it from her perspective is so sad. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @ravenlee that's what I thought too! 2mo
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#Pemberlittens Ch. 19&20 -sorry for late post! We see the true genius matchmaking skills in Mrs.Bennet as she sends Jane out in the rain in hopes she will be forced to stay at Netherfield Park. Her plan works! Poor Jane takes ill and can‘t leave for like 2 weeks. Lizzy goes to check on her, Mary advises against it and Lizzy snaps, and Charlotte hopes Jane makes good use of her time to secure Mr. Bingley. We also find Mary is a closeted romantic.

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ElizaMarie I love/hate the whole … go get Sick. They have to take you in and then bam!!! Seduce them and marry! 2mo
AllDebooks I did a lot of huffing and tutting at this chapter. I feel as we move on in the story, there may be quite a lot of ffs at Mrs Bennet 🤔😬🙄 2mo
IndoorDame I find I‘m enjoying this more than most adaptations! 2mo
StayCurious @IndoorDame it‘s all due to the genius of my memes of course 😜 2mo
IndoorDame @StayCurious they‘re totally genius! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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TheBookHippie That is stunning! 2mo
peanutnine Wow! So pretty 2mo
AmyG That‘s beauiful. 2mo
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LiseWorks Wow! So talented! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏Pretty! 2mo
aperfectmjk So pretty! 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Catsandbooks Thanks! Glad you like it! ❤️ 2mo
IndoorDame Lovely! 2mo
Pageturner1 very pretty 🌸 talented 2mo
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@aperfectmjk #Litsycrafters #Acrylicbookmarkswap - Malina your bookmark and sweet message really made my day. Beautiful! Thank you 💙. @Catsandbooks @LiseWorks @peanutnine @Readergrrl @Charityann @MaleficentBookDragon

LiseWorks Oh how lovely 2mo
hannah-leeloo Your book mark matches the declarations I posted earlier for the kids reading corner 😍 2mo
aperfectmjk Yay! So glad it arrived and you enjoyed it! 2mo
Catsandbooks Beautiful! 2mo
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