Desperate Housewives

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150 books · 79 voters · list created October 19th, 2010 by Mifo4ka (votes) .
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message 1: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Oct 19, 2010 08:34AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) MIA:

* Theodor Fontane: Effi Briest
* Guy de Maupassant: Une Vie (A Woman's Life)
* Thomas Hardy: Tess
* Anthony Trollope: He Knew He Was Right
* Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
* Anne Bronte: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
* Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
* John Fowles: The French Lieutenant's Woman
* Marilyn French: The Women's Room
* Margaret Atwood: The Blind Assassin
* Joyce Carol Oates: "Man Crazy" and "Beasts"
* Susan Sontag: The Volcano Lover
* At least arguably: William Shakespeare: Othello (Desdemona)

Etc. ...


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Oh wait, I see that the GR list now contains several entries that are not on the original list referenced/linked in the introduction. So are we allowed to add titles of our own, or is this supposed to be a "closed" list (where you're supposed to vote only for books contained on the original list on which the GR list is based)?


message 3: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

hahaha


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jul 10, 2011 06:19AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Teehee. I knew we'd be able to rely on you for some lightness all around!

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(Proudly displayed on my refrigerator. Along with a few more of the same ilk ...)


message 5: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

haha Sunday fun!


message 6: by Bettie (new)

Bettie


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) [image error]

Prize possession!


message 8: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Themis-Athena wrote: "

Prize possession!"


hahahahaha - we all like that one here!

xxxx




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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) And of course ...

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message 11: by Bettie (new)

Bettie I'm nabbing that last one *slips it into folder*


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Here's another one for you:

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message 13: by Bettie (new)

Bettie


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Wait, is this list open or closed? Because if it's open I have one to add.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) That's why I asked the question as well. If it is open, I have several to add ... (see post 1)!


message 17: by Hayes (last edited Jul 10, 2011 10:02AM) (new)

Hayes Oh ladies! These are all brilliant! I especially like the one in message #7. Altho #3 is a very close 2nd place.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Particularly love #6 as well! :)


message 19: by Bettie (new)

Bettie


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Bettie wrote: "

hahaha"


LOL! love it!

Crabby bitch here.


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

These are great, chuckling away here. My fridge has a little chef that says: "dinner will be ready when you hear the smoke alarm!"


message 22: by Angela (new)

Angela HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!


message 23: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

Good one


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Alice Fae wrote: "These are great, chuckling away here. My fridge has a little chef that says: "dinner will be ready when you hear the smoke alarm!""

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message 25: by Kim (new)

Kim Don't have an image for it, but there's a magnet on my fridge that says:

BORING WOMEN HAVE IMMACULATE HOMES

Always makes me feel better about myself...


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Kim wrote: "Don't have an image for it, but there's a magnet on my fridge that says:

BORING WOMEN HAVE IMMACULATE HOMES

Always makes me feel better about myself..."


I have the same magnet (or one saying the same thing, anyway)! Here it is:

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message 27: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jul 10, 2011 05:43PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) And here's another one from my collection (in the same vein) ...

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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) [image error]

(There are people who claim that I HAVE been overheard actually saying things to that effect!)


message 29: by Kim (new)

Kim Themis-Athena wrote: "

(There are people who claim that I HAVE been overheard actually saying things to that effect!)"


I'm pretty sure that I've been heard to say much the same thing.


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