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LindaY

CARNEY'S HOUSE PARTY is one of three additional books that are related to Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books starting with BETSY-TACY and ending with BETSY'S WEDDING. The first few books are written at an elementary school level and the rest at teenage level. CARNEY is also written like the latter.

LizF

I have heard of the Betsy-Tacy books but never actually seen them - possibly they haven't made it to this side of the Atlantic but since I have just treated myself to a set of the Katy books which I haven't read in years, I can appreciate the appeal of that genre, especially at this time of year!
Still haven't read any Virginia Woolf but I can recommend The Shooting Party - very atmospheric.

Joan Kyler

The Alice books are my favorites in the whole world. They're the only books I've read multiple times. I hope you enjoy them.

Danielle

I think I am reading all out of order, but that's okay. I want to go back and read the Betsy-Tacy books next year. I ordered an omnibus edition that has the first four books in it. So I will already know about Carney when I get to those books where she appears. There is something quite nice about Carney's House Party. It sort of reminds me a little of the Little House books, but I like hearing about Vassar and living in 1911!

Danielle

I think they are a big deal over here and there is even a literary society. The book is a lovely gentle read and about an era I love, so it is perfect timing really. The Virginia Woolf would really be a perfect choice, too, for my prompt, but I don't think it is going to happen. I DO want to read The Shooting Party--if not right now, maybe I will make it a January book. Edwardian England and another party--sounds good to me!

Danielle

I bought the nice Modern Library edition that has two of the Alice books (are there only two?--sheesh, I don't even know for sure). I have books like that--where I have read them multiple times. I need to read these--it seems wrong somehow that I missed reading them!

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