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Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's originalhis style, rhythms, voicings, and tonein this beautiful translation of a classic of world literature.
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Kimberlone
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Ugh I just realized it is the 29th and #DecemberChill is only 5 days away. Is it feasible I can listen to 19 more hours of Doctor Zhivago before then? Eek! 😬

 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Hahaha!! It‘s painful 😖 I‘m impressed you‘re still holding on!! I called it quits on page 411. I‘m gonna read the Spark notes 😘 2d
Kimberlone @Cinfhen I already had to quit the physical book, which I only made to about 30% and most of that was last year! I really do want to try to do it! 2d
Cinfhen Good luck 🍀 💚 1d
Billypar I'm nearing the halfway point, so it's unlikely I'll finish in time either, but I'm giving it a shot. @Cinfhen your last post gave me hope that it would get better, but it sounds like that was short-lived! 1d
Cinfhen It was!!!! @Billypar but maybe you and @Kimberlone will have better luck 🤞🏼 1d
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vlwelser
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Mehso-so

Done. I have no idea how to rate this. I'm going with neutral.

#DecemberChill with @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB

#BookSpinBingo square 4 (down to 1!)
@TheAromaofBooks

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 you actually finished it?!??!? I‘m on page 407 and feeling stuck !!!! Congrats 🍾🎈🎉 4d
vlwelser @Cinfhen I mathed it out and just read about 20 pages a day. I'm done now because I'm so over it and not bothering with the poems. 4d
Cinfhen Oh yeah…I noticed those #NoThanks 4d
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merelybookish As a casual observer of this read along, you might be the only one who finishes. You might deserve a 🏆 4d
vlwelser @merelybookish I'm early. They still have a week left. I bet they all slide into home at the last second. 4d
Cathythoughts Neutral ! That‘s an interesting one 😄😂 Well done on finishing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻( I was an early bail 😬) 4d
Hooked_on_books Hey, you finished! Nice job! 🥳 4d
TheAromaofBooks Great working sticking this one out!!! 3d
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Cinfhen
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Today it‘s me, Yuri & Lara!! On page 350 and I‘m FINALLY seeing the seeds of a story!! It‘s been a LONG, DIFFICULT harvest😉🙄#DecemberChill is one week away!!! I will admit to a little joy when Lara & Yuri reconnect in a library ( that‘s definitely my idea of a romantic encounter)🥰

TrishB Go you 👍🏻 5d
Cathythoughts P 350 !!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
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rockpools Good luck! 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Great job! You can do this! 💪 4d
BarbaraBB You rock!! 4d
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!!!! 4d
Cinfhen I think I got ahead of myself @TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @Cathythoughts @rockpools by page 400 I put down the book and started the Wally Lamb, which I‘m LOVING 4d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen oh that is a good one I read it when it came out! Loooong time ago 🤯 4d
Cinfhen Published in 1998 @TheBookHippie it‘s SO GOOD - funny and sad - really spectacular storytelling and writing. I‘m in awe 4d
TrishB At least I have a good one coming up then! 4d
Cinfhen I‘m worried it may affect you differently @TrishB 😔 💕💕 4d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘ve read through his books -all good. I remember this one though very well- I had it with me on night shift (nursing) and I spent my breaks with it for a few months in 1998. 4d
Cinfhen It‘s almost 900 pages @TheBookHippie @TrishB and I think I see where certain storylines are heading 💔it was made into a miniseries, right??!?!! 4d
TrishB Oh, bad way? 😞 4d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen Yup. I love a good chunkster! Also why months was needed 😅 4d
Cinfhen I‘m not sure @TrishB no animal cruelty but there are other triggers that I‘m not sure about. I just remember how Angela‘s Ashes affected you 😢so I‘m not sure about this one. I could be totally wrong. 4d
TrishB I will maybe not start whilst here then! Thank you 😘 4d
Cinfhen Xxxx @TrishB enjoy the rest of your weekend 4d
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Cinfhen
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Our #DecemberChill #buddyread is nearing and while #DrZ turns out to be a bit of a challenge, let‘s take a cue from our theme & chill 😉

Dec 3: 🎧what music do you relax to during these chilly days? Is it jazz, acoustic or blues? Holiday music? Let‘s hear it 🎶

Dec 4: 📸 Share some chill photos! A beach stroll with your dog, having coffee with a friend, building a snowman?? Anything goes!

Dec 5: 📚 A very basic bookish discussion of DrZ 🤓

Cinfhen Feel free to participate in any or all of the weekend festivities!! 5d
merelybookish I have been enjoying this chill buddy read where everyone is avoiding the book. 😂 5d
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 it‘s hilarious @merelybookish !!! First question for our discussion Did you read the book??? 5d
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TrishB Ermmm, not quite yet 😁 5d
Billypar I'm struggling but trying to keep going with the hope that there's an interesting novella hidden somewhere inside the larger book 🙂 Either way, looking forward to the festivities! 5d
Cinfhen Im FINALLY at a place (page 355) where I feel a story beginning to blossom @Billypar but there‘s lots to weed through!!!!! 5d
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Hooked_on_books
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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My hold FINALLY came in for the #DrZ buddy read and my library system thinks this book is…YA?!? 😯 Uh, ok. 😂 Based on the reactions I‘m seeing, I‘m not sure how far I‘m going to get in this one, but I‘m going to try!

sblbooks Is it an abridged version? 1w
vlwelser YA? Maybe they got it confused with something else. You can do it! 1w
Hooked_on_books @sblbooks No. I never read abridged books. I think they‘re a waste of time. 1w
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BarbaraBB I liked it when I read it as a young adult. I don‘t feel like rereading though 😇 1w
LeahBergen Ummm. 🤣 1w
Cinfhen Interesting 🤔 I don‘t know any YA except @TheBookHippie and @BarbaraBB who would voluntarily choose to read this book 🤓 1w
LibrarianRyan Libraries will do that with classics that students may need to read in school. Have a copy in adult and a copy in YA. it helps ensure that there are copies for school kids when they deed them. Often the crazier covers of the classics are put in YA. Speaking from experience, and We did this with our library. 1w
Hooked_on_books @LibrarianRyan That makes sense! Thanks for the insider library info! 🤗 1w
leah152 It's been ages since I read Dr Z but my most lasting memory of it is wondering where the romance was lol! 😊📚😂 1w
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LitsyEvents
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Join @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB for a #DecemberChill #buddyread

Dec 3: 🎧what music do you relax to during these chilly days? Is it jazz, acoustic or blues? Holiday music? Let‘s hear it 🎶

Dec 4: 📸 Share some chill photos! A beach stroll with your dog, having coffee with a friend, sitting on your couch?! Anything goes!

Dec 5: 📚 A very basic bookish discussion of DrZ 🤓

Cinfhen Thank you for sharing xxx 2w
BarbaraBB Thank you !!!! 2w
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jenniferw88
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Bailedbailed

Having just read the Wikipedia entry on this book, I've definitely done the right thing in deciding to bail on it!

#chillsandthrills @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB You probably did. It‘s a tough read though interesting in its political context. I‘m just not in the mood for that right now either. 2w
Cinfhen Smart move!! 2w
TrishB I haven‘t said the words yet, but probably will do. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!! 2w
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BarbaraBB
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Our #DecemberChill #buddyread is nearing and while #DrZ turns out to be a bit of a challenge, let‘s take a cue from our theme & chill 😉

Dec 3: 🎧what music do you relax to during these chilly days? Is it jazz, acoustic or blues? Holiday music? Let‘s hear it 🎶

Dec 4: 📸 Share some chill photos! A beach stroll with your dog, having coffee with a friend, sitting on your couch?! Anything goes!

Dec 5: 📚 A very basic bookish discussion of DrZ 🤓

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Megabooks Are we also allowed to share chilly photos of snow, etc? 2w
squirrelbrain I don‘t think I‘ll be reading #drz, judging by others‘ comments 😜 but I‘ll join in the rest! 2w
jenniferw88 I've started it but not getting very far. Think I'll read the Wikipedia entry and this book instead! 2w
LeahBergen Yeah, I‘m with @squirrelbrain on this one , too. 😆 2w
batsy I won't be participating this time but I'll enjoy looking at posts and the discussion! 2w
Hooked_on_books My hold hasn‘t come in! I really thought it would arrive last week, but for whatever reason it isn‘t in. So I don‘t know how much luck I‘ll have given what I‘m seeing everyone saying. But I do like your style, @jenniferw88 ! 😂 2w
Crazeedi I need to get busy on this! I hope I can borrow! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m not reading the book, but I look forward to seeing all the posts! 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Of course!! I‘d love to see some snow!! 2w
Bookwormjillk I need to get started soon! I am camping with my son‘s scout troop that weekend so I will be surely fulfilling the chill component of this buddy read! 2w
Librarybelle I plan to start it soon! My initial thought was to begin it right at the beginning of December, so I had it fresh in mind for the discussion, but since it sounds like the typical Russian literature genre, I‘ll probably start it towards the end of next week, when I have the start of my time off from work. Strangely, the comments I‘m reading make me think this will be the book for me - I tend to read the hard to read classics. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My hold isn't in yet. I'll play along with the chill portion, but might not be able to answer questions about the book. 2w
Kdgordon88 I‘m heading toward a bail on Dr. Z…feel bad since I voted for it. But looking forward to everyone‘s posts! 2w
TheBookHippie I‘ve been playing Christmas music since November first !!! Lots of Jazz and old holiday classics! 2w
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MatchlessMarie
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Been a little quieter today because I‘ve been bouncing between books and am almost at my 33rd hour! Also I haven‘t given up on #DecemberChill yet. I actually am 25% in and I don‘t feel as lost now. Also I was surprised to see a hold come behind me so I‘m wondering if there‘s another San Antonio litten in our group 🙃 #33by33

Cinfhen Hehehe 😜 I‘m about 1/3 in and it‘s starting to make sense for me too!! It‘s just im not compelled to pick up the book once I put it down. 2w
BarbaraBB You should almost think so! A wait list…! 😉 2w
MatchlessMarie @Cinfhen Same. It‘s a good audio for focusing like on cleaning 😅 @BarbaraBB Maybe someone is really trying to think cold thoughts. Our highs are still in the 80s here 🥵 (edited) 2w
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TheKidUpstairs
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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"Rome was a flea market of borrowed gods and conquered peoples, a bargain basement on two tiers - earth and heaven - slaves on one, gods on the other."

#DecemberChill

BarbaraBB Great illustration 🤍 2w
Cathythoughts And great quote 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen If the time machine dropped me in there my head would explode!🤯 2w
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Simona
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Sorry @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB but I can‘t … too much struggle with #DrZ😔
#decemberchill #buddyread

TrishB Currently up to 10% but struggling….. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for trying 😘😘 3w
Simona @TrishB This book was a rock around my neck … 2w
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Simona @Cinfhen I did try … really hard, but it was like a very unpleasant chore 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Cinfhen Let it go!!! A book should never be a chore 2w
MatchlessMarie I‘m at 9% and I‘m just like yep I am definitely reading a book. I‘m hoping the more I read the more it will make sense 🤣 2w
BarbaraBB Now I read this! You are so right. We‘ll have a weekend partying without Russian heaviness 💃💃 @Cinfhen 2w
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Cinfhen
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#DecemberChill I‘ve made it to page 97!! I have NO CLUE wtf is going on??? I‘ve been using Spark Notes to help guide me & im still pretty confused 🤪Hope others are faring better 😘

vlwelser TBH I'm not sure there is anything going on. It seems to mostly be a commentary on Russia during the revolution. I may be missing something though. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks @vlwelser that makes me feel better 😉😄 3w
Bookwormjillk I haven't started yet. Must get moving! 3w
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BarbaraBB I can‘t believe I read it (and enjoyed it!) when I was 22! 3w
Cinfhen THAT really is super impressive @BarbaraBB I was probably reading Jackie Collins 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a tough book, @Bookwormjillk not one u want to pick back up once you put it down 🙄 3w
TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB 😂😂😂I was 17 …what the world 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
SheReadsAndWrites I was named after the character, Lara. 😊 3w
DivineDiana And to think I almost jumped on this read along! 😅 3w
BarbaraBB I read Jackie Collins too. And Sidney Sheldon and Harold Robbins 🤣 3w
BarbaraBB @TheBookHippie What were we thinking? Who were we back then? 3w
TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB I can scarcely remember 😂🤪 3w
Cinfhen 💯Robbins & Sheldon @BarbaraBB and HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂🎊🎈🎉 ♥️😘 3w
Cinfhen That‘s cool @SheReadsAndWrites your mom must have been a romantic or lover of Russian literature 😉😁 3w
Cinfhen It‘s getting better @DivineDiana but it‘s not an easy book to tackle 3w
Simona I‘m on page 157 … after a week of reading it … 🐌🐌🐌 3w
Cinfhen I‘m making progress @Simona but I‘m not really enjoying it 3w
SheReadsAndWrites 😂 My mom is a romantic but more a lover of the movie than the book, I think. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m gonna try to watch the film after I read the book @SheReadsAndWrites 🍿 3w
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AWildMandaPanda
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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My father loved this one… I‘ve never read it, but I am behind on my 2021 reading challenge, and I thought I would give this a go. Wish me luck. 📖📚

Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻💫 3w
Smrloomis Hope it works for you! 3w
BarbaraBB Do you know there is a #DrZ buddy read on its way? A lot of us will read it and discuss the book on Sunday 5 December. Let me know if you want to join @Cinfhen and me, we are hosting the #DecemberChill event (follow the hashtag for more information). 3w
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Cinfhen Good luck!! I‘ve been working up my courage to tackle the beast, but so far I‘ve only gotten through the introduction 🙈 3w
AWildMandaPanda @Smrloomis thank you, we shall see! 3w
AWildMandaPanda @BarbaraBB I didn‘t know that! I would love to join if possible! :) 3w
BarbaraBB You are very welcome! I‘ll tag you in the post with all information! 3w
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BarbaraBB
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Look at this oldie. I got this old edition from my grandfather and read it in 1990. For 31 years it has been sitting on my shelves and now I‘m picking it up again for #DecemberChill. Let‘s see….

Cinfhen that‘s so cool 🥰good luck 💚 3w
Cathythoughts From your grandfather ❤️ 3w
batsy That is so nice 💜 A treasured copy. 3w
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Simona I‘m reading it for the first time and don‘t enjoy …. and nothing could convince me to reread it! I bow down to you 😘 3w
Megabooks How special! You read a lot of classic novels, and I love reading your reviews of them. 💜 3w
TrishB Wonderful copy ❤️ reading it again is brave. Struggling…. 3w
BarbaraBB @Simona @TrishB I am struggling too. Hard! 3w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Thanks Meg! I do read them a lot. A little less since I know you 😉but many of them are classics for a reason I think 🤍 (edited) 3w
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TheKidUpstairs
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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I love a thorough character list. This is why I'm reading Zhivago in hard copy instead of digital!

Cinfhen I just started too!! I think I need Cliff Notes 😜 4w
Kdgordon88 I started it on audio and had to stop. Couldn‘t keep track of who was who. Starting in print this weekend with an old book club copy I picked up years ago. It doesn‘t have this list so a huge thanks for sharing! 🙌🏼 4w
vlwelser I wish this was in my edition. 4w
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TheKidUpstairs @Kdgordon88 having all the different names, including diminutives, for each character is going to be so helpful! 4w
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen it's been a long time since I've read any Russian Lit. My brain is so out of practice! 4w
TheKidUpstairs @vlwelser do you want me to email you a better quality pic of it? 4w
vlwelser Yes. Actually. My email is vlwelser @ gmail. Thank you! 4w
Cinfhen Can u email me that list too? Please!!! It‘s cindyh666 at Apple dot com Thanks 😘 4w
TheKidUpstairs @vlwelser @Cinfhen done! Hope it helps! 4w
Cinfhen Oh Gd!!! That list is TERRIFYING!!!! 4w
vlwelser Thank you! You're the best! 4w
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jenniferw88
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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A couple of days late but here's my list for November @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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AnneCecilie
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Pickpick

This is seen as a big epic love story, but sadly I don‘t see that.

For me this is a story about survival and how to make the best of a bad situation or several bad situations.

The setting is before, during and after the Russian revolution

The first third of this book was my #BookSpin in June
@TheAromaofBooks

Vansa Very true. Even the movie actually focuses on survival , in a time of upheaval and the lovestory is incidental. 2mo
AnneCecilie @Vansa I don‘t even feel that there is a love story. Zhivago never makes any choices regarding the women, they are just there and it feels convenient to be a couple and to what‘s expected. 2mo
Vansa Fair enough. You're right about that too. 2mo
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Vansa Was just reading out your comment to my husband, and he was saying he fully agrees, he only remembers all the suffering and the snow and the hunger! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks What a pretty edition!!! 2mo
Cathythoughts Right !! I‘m going to start it soon … 🤞🏻 2mo
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Ast_Arslan
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#FallTreasures

Day 23 - #BannedBook

And it's still on my TBR 😅

Eggs 📚👏🏻📖 2mo
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Cinfhen
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Max Hayward, Manya Harari
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Woohoo!! We have a winner for our #DecemberChill #BuddyRead #DrZ
All are welcome to join @BarbaraBB and me for our #MusicAndMemories #BookDiscussion the weekend of December 3-5
More details to follow😊♥️💥
If you are interested in joining just tag below to be added to our list ⬇️

TrishB Exciting, I‘m in 👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts I‘m in 👍🏻 5mo
Simona 🙌 After reading … I was very tempted to finally read Dr.Zhivago this summer, but I guess that now I will have to wait until winter 😘 5mo
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LeahBergen In, in, in! 5mo
Cinfhen After reading this one I became hooked on finally reading #DrZ @LeahBergen @Simona @Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m really excited you‘re joining @BarbaraBB and I 5mo
CarolynM I'm in, of course🙂 Thanks Cindy and Barbara @BarbaraBB 5mo
Cinfhen Yay @CarolynM 💚 5mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m in 5mo
Cathythoughts I don‘t know which DrZ book to order … I d like one that‘s easy to read , as in print that isn‘t too tiny & pages that open fully …. Any suggestions Littens ?? Thankyou X 5mo
Librarybelle I‘m definitely in! 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m with @Cathythoughts !! I might need to find a bookshop to see which book is easy on the eyes 5mo
Cinfhen So excited that you‘re all joining us @Librarybelle @Hooked_on_books 5mo
Billypar I'm in! I saw the film a long time ago and remember loving it. Seems like a perfect cold weather book. 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👌💙❄️ 5mo
Cinfhen Yay 😁 more party guests @BarbaraBB !!! Welcome to #DrZ @erzascarletbookgasm @Billypar 🥶 5mo
Freespirit Oh I love the book and the movie..I wanted to go to Russia after reading it! 5mo
Cinfhen So join us @Freespirit 💜 5mo
Bookwormjillk I was convinced I had signed up for a Dr. Zhivago buddy read in November but I think it was actually this buddy read in December and I didn‘t actually sign up 🤦‍♀️Count me in please. 1mo
Cinfhen You got it @Bookwormjillk and thanks for reminding me….it‘ll be December before we know it!! 1mo
Q84 Sounds good 4w
Cinfhen I‘ll add you to the list @Q84 tagging my cohost @BarbaraBB 😊 4w
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BarbaraBB
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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We have a winner for our #DecemberChill #buddyread! Everyone is welcome to join @Cinfhen and me in the weekend of 3-5 December. We‘ll have two days of memories and music and will discuss #DrZ on Sunday. Let me know if you‘re interested and want to be tagged in future posts!

peaknit Can‘t wait!! 5mo
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Librarybelle Hooray!! 5mo
Suet624 Yippee! 5mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!!! 5mo
Bookwormjillk Cool! Could you tag me please? 5mo
britt_brooke Count me in! 5mo
vlwelser Yay!!! I'm putting this in my calendar now. 😊 5mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! I've got this one on my shelf (somewhere), can't wait! 5mo
Megabooks Definitely tag me!! 😁😘 5mo
BookwormAHN Great 😸 5mo
KarenUK I‘m in! Never read it…. Hoping it‘s not a huge tome! #pagecountphobia 😂 5mo
bookandcat Tag me! 5mo
JennyM Thanks Barbara and Cindy - pls tag me 👍 5mo
DebinHawaii Please tag me. 🤗 5mo
Leftcoastzen Tag me , it‘s glaring at me from the shelf .🙄🤨 5mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve never read it, so I‘m definitely interested in joining in. Thanks for keeping me on the list! 5mo
sprainedbrain 🙋🏻‍♀️ This is a #1001books selection I have yet to read, so please tag me! 5mo
Kdgordon88 Please tag me. I've been wanting to read this for years. 5mo
rubyslippersreads Please tag me. Based on what I remember of the movie, this will be a perfect winter read. 5mo
Kimberlone I read about 1/3 of it last year, great incentive for me to push through and finish! 5mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Please tag me! I‘ve been wanting to read this forever, and had a very real crush on Omar Sharif as a child (thanks to watching Funny Girl with my mom). 😂 Would love to get this off my TBR! 5mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Love all the enthusiasm and participants ☃️🧣🧤im more worried about all the Russian names🥶🥶🥶 5mo
LeahBergen Count me in! 😘😘 5mo
BarbaraBB @sprainedbrain @KarenUK It‘s a #1001books #chunkster, can you believe that @Cinfhen herself nominated it😂😉? Glad that doesn‘t scare you off! 5mo
BarbaraBB @JennyM @Leftcoastzen @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Glad you‘re joining, we‘ll keep you tagged! 5mo
Simona Can‘t wait, finally I will read it! 💃🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts Very exciting 🥳 I‘m in 👍🏻❤️ I‘ve never read this 5mo
TrishB I‘m in 👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen The Russian names will be fine … we can take notes 🧐😍 excellent choice 💫 5mo
I.be.Stef Thanks for the tag! Please keep tagging me in future posts. I‘ve never read it. And I‘m happy to finally read a book in the perfect setting for the season 😂💯 (edited) 5mo
jenniferw88 I think you know to tag me, considering that I have started the playlist already! 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Centique I will try and join in - ive got a copy on my shelves but I reckon the audio will probably help me get into it! 5mo
CarolynM I'm in💖 5mo
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 I had no doubt about you 😂😉 5mo
batsy I've not read it and I'm keen to join in 💕 5mo
wanderinglynn I‘m in! Thanks! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👌 I‘m in 💙❄️ 5mo
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen nominated this one?! I can‘t believe it!! 🤯 I‘ll do my best to join in 😅 5mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi When are you due 😂😉?! 5mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB I‘m due 8/27… will I have it together by Dec to join in on this chunkster?! 😅 5mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi It‘s optimistic 😀 but nothing wrong with that. Maybe you‘ll have this super sweet boy that sleeps for hours each day 😇 5mo
BethM @emilyhaldi I gave birth 11/2, I‘d say you‘ll be back to regular sized books then 😂 5mo
emilyhaldi I‘m trying to go in with zero expectations… and just a little hoping that maybe I get that angel boy 🙏🏻 @BarbaraBB @BethM (edited) 5mo
Cinfhen Can you believe this chunkster was my idea @emilyhaldi !??! It‘s shocking😱 and I can‘t believe how close your due date is!!! Soooo exciting 💙 5mo
JaclynW I'm going to give this one a try. Excited! 5mo
Crazeedi I'll have to try to remember for December!! 5mo
BarbaraBB @Crazeedi We‘ll keep you posted 😉 5mo
BarbaraBB @EvieBee In case your interested here is more information about the December buddyread! 3mo
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1. my mum actually discourages this. Sort of.
2. Not at the same level but they all read mostly every day
3. Doctor Zhivago is currently on this list. Tagged.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

You probably all played so I apologize if you're getting an extra tag...
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa @KVanRead @MallenNC @tenar @Sargar114 @DebinHawaii @Cathythoughts

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Actually, this is my first tag! So thank you 😉 8mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌸🌺 8mo
KVanRead My first tag too, thanks!😊 8mo
DebinHawaii My first tag too—thank you! 🤗 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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On this date in 1890 , Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow . Feb.10
I have seen the movie, need to read the book.
#MountainTBR

LeahBergen I haven‘t read this yet, either. 😬 10mo
ValerieAndBooks I have this very same edition plus a newer one/translation ... and still haven‘t read yet !! 10mo
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I'm thinking of finally getting around to this one, but now trying to remember where I read what order to read these in? Doctor Zhivago first then to Prescott's book? Does it matter? Will reading Prescott's first colour my view of the other?

Cortg Reading The Secrets We Kept made me want to read Dr Zhivago. I haven‘t gotten around to it yet, but it would be a good “winter themed” book to read! 10mo
ValerieAndBooks I have this edition and an older translation of Doctor Zhivago, and have read neither 😂. I wonder if the cover design of Secrets was meant to reflect the new cover of Dr Z. 10mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Cortg thanks! I was wanting to read Secrets maybe first, so knowing it's good to go with it first is great news! 10mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @ValerieAndBooks they go together nicely don't they? 10mo
Cortg Secrets is a book that highly references Doctor Zhivago and the author. There is no need to have read Doctor Zhivago, it just makes you curious to know more about the book. @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Absolutely is was done on purpose! Good eye 👀 10mo
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Dilara
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One last picture for Dr Zhivago, this time of a double page taken from the biography at the end of the book: 1916 events and poetry on the left, a picture of Pasternak as a young man on the right. He was rather good-looking!

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Dilara
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
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Finished! Loved the descriptions of landcapes. Pasternak is incredibly skilled at evoking what a place looks and feels like in very few words. You can tell he is a poet. I liked the historical side of the novel very much. Less keen on the love stories...

Dilara Also, it's the perfect novel to read over the holiday season, as so much happens in the winter and even specifically at Christmas! 11mo
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I have just started Doctor Zhivago, one of my mother's favourite novels.

Freespirit The movie is fabulous too❤️ 12mo
Dilara @Freespirit The 1965 one with Omar Sharif? I'm pretty sure I've seen it - mum had a crush on Sharif - but I can't remember a thing about it!
I see there's a BBC mini-series as well.
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Freespirit Yes the one from 1965...❤️ 12mo
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EadieB Great quote! Thanks for playing! 12mo
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EadieB
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
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Amazing writing and stories can make you feel so much. These all had me weeping. #FridayFeelings @Cuilin

Dr. Zhivago
Where The Red Fern Grows
Old Yeller
The Light Between Oceans
The Thornbirds
Me Before You
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Can you play?
@DarkMina @Elizabeth2 @Crazeedi @erzascarletbookgasm @Sresendez12 @thegreensofa @Laughterhp @tpixie

erzascarletbookgasm Thanks 🤗 12mo
EadieB @erzascarletbookgasm You're welcome! 12mo
Cuilin Yes some on this list made me cry too. Loved the Thorn Birds. Thanks for playing. 12mo
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EadieB @Cuilin You're welcome! 12mo
Elizabeth2 @EadieB thanks for the tag! I think when a book makes me cry, it‘s a sign of a really good author. The ones here that I have read got me too! ❤️ 12mo
EadieB @Elizabeth2 You're welcome! 12mo
tpixie Yes! On the puppies and the PJ‘s!! 💗📚😥 12mo
EadieB @tpixie Love the way you worded that! 12mo
tpixie @EadieB 😄 12mo
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#3books #bannedbooksIveread
I loved Doctor Zhivago and 1984. Lady Chatterley was a rather meh experience for me.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

TheNeverendingTBR Most mindblowing book I've read! 👌 1y
OriginalCyn620 Great choices! 1y
eeclayton @TheNeverendingTBR Zhivago isn't an easy read but it's worth the effort 🙂 1y
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swynn
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Mehso-so

The story meanders, and the author seems more interested in history and setting than in his characters. But the scenery is vivid, the history powerful, and there is much to ponder. Best news, this thing has been sitting on my shelves for some thirty years and now it can finally go on to its next home.

Ruthiella That‘s a good feeling, to get a book 30 years waiting read and off the shelf ! 1y
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On they went, singing "Rest Eternal," and whenever they stopped, their feet, the horses, and the gusts of wind seemed to carry on their singing.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

melissajayne I‘m watching the 2002 miniseries 1y
swynn @melissajayne Hope it's good! I've never even seen the David Lean film, always figuring I'd watch it someday after I'd read the novel. Probably a mistake, because now I expect the book will have ruined it for me. 1y
melissajayne @swynn I have seen the David Lean film several times (it‘s over 3 hrs long); the miniseries is pretty decent. I haven‘t read the book so I can‘t tell how accurate either the film or the miniseries are. 1y
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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I started this a few weeks ago, but finally started to make a dent today. It has been somewhat slow going, though the action seems to be picking up a bit more 100+ pages into the book.

Ladygodiva7 I have this on my shelf. Been sitting there forrreevvvverrrr...years n years... 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Lol, I just rearranged this on my shelf last night, it's my mums copy, so yeah, it's probably over 40 years old. I will get to it one day! 1y
Kimberlone @Curiouser_and_curiouser wow! I picked this one up from a used book store. Currently reading it with my bf and our mini book club with our roommate and his gf. I think I‘m the only one who‘s enjoying it so far, which is funny since I‘m not the one who picked this book to read. I watched the movie with my mom years ago...she loves Omar Sharif! 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh wow, you've got a book club going, that's awesome. I'm trying but no one around me reads. So you're all reading from the same book? I had a look and its first published in 1958, my copy was reprinted in 1966, which makes it 54 years old, older than me. And yeah, it's got Omar on the cover, my mum loved him too! I know I saw the movie when I was a kid, but I hardly remember it. I'll get to it, so many priorities on the TBR. Love the classics 🧡 1y
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Kimberlone
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Starting a new book for my roommate book club. The last book that was chosen ended up being a dud (Stranger in a Strange Land) and only one person finished it, so we are moving onto a new one. I‘m looking forward to this one since I read The Secrets We Kept (which is all about the CIA plot to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the Soviet Union).

marleed I‘m inspired to read this for the same reason! 1y
KVanRead Love the movie but have yet to read. Look forward to your thoughts! 1y
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eeclayton
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Pickpick

Even though it's one of the most difficult books that I've ever read, I'm very glad I held on and finished Doctor Zhivago. It's a heartbreaking story which seems strangely relevant today.
I found myself thinking about the characters, their decisions, the plot points a lot during the day when I wasn't reading, which shows how stimulating an experience this book was for me.
Pictured is the 6 A/5 pages I filled with names while reading.

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kalinichta
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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An interesting little video at the link about The Folio Society's edition of Doctor Zhivago, with art from Paternak's father in a new translation by Pasternak's nephew.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCQbPyXJv_G/?igshid=cs93w3rkj0q2

BarbaraBB Gorgeous edition 😍 1y
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About 40 pages in, I decided to go back to the beginning of Doctor Zhivago and start taking notes of the names because I was confused as to who was who. I'm on page 27 now, and I've already jotted down enough names to fill a page!

Curiouser_and_curiouser Ooooohhhh, good tip! I have this book in my possession, passed down from my mum and I do intend to read it one day. 1y
eeclayton @Curiouser_and_curiouser I'm reading my grandfather's old copy :) 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @eeclayton Wow. Well mine sure looks old too. I'll have to check the published date. Enjoy 😊 1y
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EadieB
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Max Hayward, Manya Harari
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Book 2 of #7Books7Days of books that profoundly affected me. This is touching love story from Russia‘s history of politics and war. Can‘t forget the feelings I had while reading this one!

Boris Pasternak's masterpiece brings to life the drama and immensity of the Russian Revolution through the story of the gifted physician-poet, Zhivago; the revolutionary, Strelnikov; and Lara, the passionate woman they both love.

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La_Cori
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#ManicMonday @JoScho

📚 Doctor Zhivago
✒ Emily Dickinson
📽 Dirty Dancing
📺 Dollhouse
🎤 Deaf Havana
🎶 Delta by Mumford & Sons (https://youtu.be/jlBoqGnuUv4)

JoScho Thanks for playing 🤗💚 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures Oh! Dollhouse! Did I fall asleep? I forgot about that great show. 2y
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sdbruening
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Mehso-so

As evidenced by other posts i made as I read through this book, there were definitely some quotable, revelational moments. I knew very little about the Russian Revolutions and switch in government in the early 1900s, so this was an interesting glimpse into the philosophy and also actual living through that kind of transition. There were just a lot of forgettable characters other than the main ones and some slow moments.

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Agreed, sorry philosophy majors!

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You in others—this is your soul. ❤️

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sdbruening
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1. Doctor Zhivago
2. Jane Eyre
3. My favorite places to get books are my local library and antique stores. The thrill of the find!
4. The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
5. Lord of the Rings
6. Books I own and haven‘t read yet...
7. Harry Potter or Jane Austen‘s countryside estates
8. Rebecca
9. To read books that I‘ve owned a long time and haven‘t gotten to yet
10. Living room, natural light
11. Which Witch?
12. @Raquelfaye

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EadieB
Doctor Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Max Hayward, Manya Harari
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Day 30 - #AboutADoctor #MagnificentMarch
#DoctorZhivago #BorisPasternak

In the grand tradition of the epic novel, Boris Pasternak's masterpiece brings to life the drama and immensity of the Russian Revolution through the story of the gifted physician-poet, Zhivago; the revolutionary, Strelnikov; and Lara, the passionate woman they both love. Caught up in the great events of politics and war that eventually destroy him and millions of others.

EadieB I‘ve read this! Fabulous book! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Good choice! 2y
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