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Read Along's Archive > Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - Far from the Madding Crowd - September 2015 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED

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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
No spoilers on this thread please.


Pink Read this last week, I liked it, but didn't love it. My first Hardy, but I'll be reading more. I plan on watching the film adaptation soon too.


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Jo Weston (joster) | 1697 comments Mod
This is about two or three books away for me now, hopefully inside September. Part of my film challenge too.


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Anna Shelby ☕ (annbau) I couldn't make it through the book and ended up watching the film. The new one is nice :)


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Lisa (mrswhams) | 730 comments Mod
Read this as a GCSE text *coughcough* years ago and hated it. However I wonder if I would get more out of it as an adult. I think I should watch the film and decide if it might be worth a re-read.


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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
I did O levels Lisa....


Emma | 14 comments I am nearly halfway through this, my first Hardy too. I am enjoying it so far.
Does anyone know how to pronounce Bathsheba? I am going for Ba-she-ba in my head as Bath-sheba sounds wrong.


Pink I think it's pronounced as it's written, Bath-Sheba. At least that's what I say in my head!


Emma | 14 comments Thanks Pink.
I only found out I had been mispronouncing Hermione in my head for years when the first Harry Potter film came out.


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Pink I don't think you're alone with that one!


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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Emma wrote: "Thanks Pink.
I only found out I had been mispronouncing Hermione in my head for years when the first Harry Potter film came out."


I still can't pronounce it


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Emma | 14 comments I have finally finshed this book. It feels like it has taken ages to read, which is normally an indication that I am not enjoying a book as if i am enjoying what I am reading I make sure that I find the time to read.
I have given it 3 stars. I liked the descriptions of farming and country life but just found the characters annoying and the story was not gripping.
this was my first Hardy and I will read others.


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