Monday Morning Blooms & Bleak House Challenge is THIS WEEK๐Ÿ“šโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Bleak House Challengeย 

– Coming this week we have the Bleak House #DickensChallenge Final Posts!

For those that don’t know – Trent and I read Bleak House this spring and invited folks to join us (we really want this to be a group share and not just he and I chatting it up – so please join us if you can).

The Bleak House free ebook isย Here

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1023

We did a Dickens Challenge last year and raffled off a $25 gift card – so this year we are also doing a raffle – We will put all the names together of folks who join in the conversation (even if they didn’t read the full book) and then announce the recipient(s) around June 20th, 2022.

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Trent’s Master Post isย HERE

Trent plans to share five essays this week (I am quite excited about his approach).

Trent’s Day 1ย POST

Trent’s Day 2ย POST

Trent’s Day 3 Post is here

Trent’s Day 4ย post is Here

Trent’s Day 5

The Priorhouse master post will come out next weekend and I decided to create one long post with 25 top takeaways.

The June Interview with Kate (Xingfumama) has a section on Dickensย Here

– A couple of past posts:

Trent’s opening Bleak House post
Priorhouse reminder post

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Hope you have a nice Monday

Lookingย forward to sharing about Bleak House and discussing a bit of Charles Dickens masterful writing. Please join us if you can!ย 


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47 thoughts on “Monday Morning Blooms & Bleak House Challenge is THIS WEEK๐Ÿ“šโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

  1. Great picture so open to a lively discussion of your and Trent’s Bleak House read, Yvette. I love how you guys read this and I’m sure Dickens’s is appreciative!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Thanks Cindy – and it will be fun to share some highlights from the reading – which includes things that don’t really apply to today and then other things that are timeless…

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    1. Hi Robbie – I completely understand how the timing is not good and a while back I was rushing through a different book and then stopped because I was approaching the reading in the wrong spirit ! It wasn’t to “get through” the book it was to enjoy and experience it. So you will know when the time is right for this and other books
      — and next year we already talked about featuring a novella for the dickens challenge.
      Hmmmm
      In the meantime – have a great day

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  2. Hi, Yvette – I just finished reading Bleak House today. I look forward to joining in on the discussion with you, Trent and others later this week. I will also make Bleak House the main topic of my What’s On Your Bookshelf Post this month (to be pubished June 16). See you soon!

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    1. Oh how Exciting that you finished today – and have the book for the 16th!
      I am
      So
      Curious to see your take on it –
      Right now I am planning on sharing my top 25 highlights or things that stood out the most –
      And my main post is mid week and then maybe later in June will post about it and reveal The winner and summary of this and that
      โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Looking forward to connecting about it

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    1. Well
      Thanks for considering it and sorry about your Vision issues – that could integer with reading for sure – have a good day and be over to visit soon

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  3. Since it’s super late, I’ll come back and read this later and Trent’s post too. I love your idea. You are such a great collaborator. Meanwhile, I’ve posted a lost glove on my most recent post just for you with your extreme interest in all things event lost gloves. I saw a singleton lost shoe on the freeway and would have taken the picture if we hadn’t zoomed by it so quickly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s my post. https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/06/07/number-1-cell-pics-for-sunday-stills/ See you soon to read all your master posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Marsha
      I am looking forward to the post and just say down with some tea –
      So good

      Timing for the link!

      And smiling at the zooming by and not able to get a photo – hahaha ๐Ÿ˜†
      I have missed a few Highway ones over the years –
      Be over soon

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  4. You’re such Dickens fans, Yvette. How fun to read together and discuss. Love the spring blooms in the photos. Beautiful. I can’t wait until the weather warms up here enough to go outside. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Hi – I hope you have pleasant weather soon
      And dickens fans we are but right about this time (last year too) I am almost tired of dickens and ready for a break – but after a few months will likely rebound and be ready for his style and verbiage!
      Have a great day and looking forward to our mini interview
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    1. Hi – I agree tierney – dreamy kind of feel and it was quite unplanned – we were on a walk and I grabbed about five photos – only later did I see how the wild woods added to the image
      So fun when it happens that way

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  5. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous Yvette. They look like I could reach across my keyboard and my nose would be rewarded with the rose’s scent. I wish I could participate – I will one day when I get more time and am able to read again. I’m only catching up here during the day, something I never do during work hours, because my computer at work is down again and I have to troubleshoot with the computer guy on my own, non-working, hours.

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    1. Well I hope the computer gets going again real soon but glad it worked or for you to drop by today!
      And no worries on joining in with this book – even if you had the time it might not have been your chosen way to pass some time – hahaha

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      1. Well he never called me back so I lucked out to finish up in Reader where I’m perpetually behind. It was a free e-book and I still didn’t get it done – sigh. Tomorrow is my Wordless Wednesday post about art. I gave it a second look and decided it could just stand alone for WW and needed no narrative … a little chalk art, a little graffiti and the Detroit Institute of Arts placed some weatherproof masterpieces around the City, so included them. Art in the ‘hood. Then we return to nature.

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        1. That post was awesome Linda
          And the mix of art (as noted) stayed with me for the day and even now
          Also I think good choice for Wordless

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  6. Your photos of flowers are anything but bleak. Sorry had to write that. I look forward to your post. I’ve never read Bleak House but did study Great Expectations in college. I don’t remember much about it except that I liked it.

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    1. Hi ally! Thanks for
      Your fun comment – and I don’t think the book was all
      That “bleak” either – but had love stories (some denied and some fulfilled) friendship, and of course many sections on courts and litigious issues (some very niche to that time and some things timeless and still see in court proceedings today)
      -also, there is a detective named Bucket and some say that this is the first book with a fictional
      Detective (thought you would like that because I know you like some crime/detective shows)

      And funny you should mention Great Expectations because I started reading that this week (and put on the the BBC 1980s drama of it) but then had to stop because it was getting me out of bleak house mindset and need to be there for this month –
      Anyhow – it is funny how short our memory can be with books and movies – but it is good that you remembered you liked Great expectations !
      โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

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