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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic. In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. When his mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the trail of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbeys labyrinthine secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition. Caught in a power struggle between the emperor he serves and the pope who rules the Church, Brother William comes to see that what is at stake is larger than any mere political disputethat his investigation is being blocked by those who fear imagination, curiosity, and the power of ideas. The Name of the Rose offers the reader not only an ingeniously constructed mysterycomplete with secret symbols and coded manuscriptsbut also an unparalleled portrait of the medieval world on the brink of profound transformation.
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julesG
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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#KeepLitsyActive #KeepLitsyAlive

#historybooks

I remember enjoying the tagged book, once I got past the prologue. 😉

Medieval and especially religious/monastic history has fascinated me since my teen years. But it's just one period of history that I like. I enjoy fiction and non-fiction set in nearly all periods. I have to force myself to read stories and NF set between 1935 and 1980 though.

@ljuliel

ljuliel This is one I‘ve always wanted to read , Jules. It‘s also in my Someday List. I don‘t do TBR lists. I do ....Someday I‘m Gonna Read That Lists. Thanks for posting. 💕 6d
julesG @ljuliel That's how I treat my TBR. It's the list of books I want to get to one day. The prologue of Name of the Rose is boring, stick with it, the story is great. 6d
ljuliel Thanks for the tip. That sounds a bit like Michener books. The first hundred pages are a challenge, but stick with it. They are SO good ! 6d
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jb72 I really enjoyed that book. The second half goes much faster. 6d
julesG @ljuliel Thanks for this tip. I have several Michener books on my shelf. 6d
Lucy_Anywhere I have tried reading this book so many times! Never got past the prologue... perhaps I should give it another go 6d
julesG @Lucy_Anywhere I got stuck in the prologue, too. 6d
tournevis Ha! Yes, the prologue, with Hebrew! Good times! 6d
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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Another adaptation! Oh, well, I need to dig this book up from my tbr mountain ⛰.

https://www.bustle.com/p/is-the-name-of-the-rose-based-on-a-true-story-19207273

batsy I read while at uni and really loved it! But that was a long time ago 😂 so I'm tempted to read it again before catching the show. 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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#30JuneBooks #U is for Umberto Eco, whom I‘ve never read but I have this book on my shelves.

Ruthiella I just re-experienced this on audio. Still one of my favorite books of all time.😀 5mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve never read either ... I imagine it‘s brilliant 5mo
Itchyfeetreader I tried this in my early twenties and it represents one of the few books I have given up on. We‘re heading to that area on a few weeks and I am debating giving it another go 5mo
ravenlee I‘ve been meaning to read this for years; it‘s sitting on my shelf. The movie is pretty good, so I bet the book is better. I just haven‘t gotten to it yet. 5mo
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Reviewsbylola
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The NYT bestseller the week I was born. I‘ve never read it—should I?

#mygeneration #anglophileapril

BookNAround I loved this one. And I must be a thousand years older than you because I read this in college for my medieval Europe class. It was in paperback by then, but still. 😂 7mo
ravenlee I haven‘t read it (though I have it) but the movie version is actually pretty good. 7mo
Booksbymybed I loved it! Want to reread it now 7mo
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Mdargusch How have I never heard of this? 7mo
vivastory I've heard great things about it. 7mo
emilyhaldi Cool cover 😍 7mo
BarbaraJean I loved this! And like @BookNAround I read it for a college class. 😂 **Ok, I just looked up the publication date and I feel less old knowing that I was only 5 years old when it was first published in English. 😁 (edited) 7mo
Reviewsbylola I was born in 1983. 😆😆 @BookNAround @BarbaraJean 7mo
IamIamIam I gave the book to my dad before I got to read it but I watched the movie with Sean Connery & Christian Slater eons ago in a college class. The film was great! 7mo
BookNAround @Reviewsbylola OK, so I‘m not a thousand years older than you but I definitely could have been your babysitter because I‘ve got 12 years on you. 7mo
Cinfhen This book is meant to be excellent 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹#somanybookssolittletime 7mo
BarbaraBB It is a great read - and movie. Very scary! 7mo
Simona Yes, you should! 😘 7mo
Emilymdxn I loved the book and recommend it! Do it when you‘re in the mood for a serious chunkster, it‘s quite heavy but very rewarding. If you go at it in the right mood it‘s incredible! 7mo
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julesG
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Does the #highwaytohell really lead through a library/book?

#marchintothe70s @Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Hmmmm 🤔 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not read the book, on my tbr. 8mo
writerlibrarian Good twist. 👍🏻 8mo
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thewallflower0707 Isn‘t Amazon Prime making a tv show out of this 8mo
PickwickPlockPlock @thewallflower0707 @julesG It's not Amazon, but there will be a new tv show with an international cast. 8mo
julesG @PickwickPlockPlock Very interesting! 8mo
Iblu Indeed, airing on Italian National tv since a few weeks, Italian RAI production with other international producers, there are some Italian actors plus John Turturro as Guglielmo (Sean Connery role). Will check out which platform is connected to 8mo
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julesG
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye

Yesterday's walk took me to the bakery at the end of the street for fresh rolls. As is often the case here, it was raining cats and dogs and I didn't dare to take my phone out for a picture. Put my jacket into the dyer and while waiting for t to dry, I found books that I hadn't been missing yet.

✅Book

#LitsyWalkersBingo

Kaye Great job Jules ✨ 8mo
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SailorMoon
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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OMG I can't believe I'm almost done!!! 49 minutes to go out of 21 hours!!! Almost there!!! I SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL! 🤣
BTW, I found this book to be the most boring I've ever read...

booklover76 I had to read it in college. Ugh 9mo
SailorMoon Boring. Boring. Boring. He could have told the same story making it more interesting by cutting the book at least to a third. Too much Philosophy (that I like, just not when it's not needed) and general considerations on mankind. The whole book sounded to me as the author showing off how cultured he was. @booklover76 9mo
Ingerella I admire your will power! 9mo
SailorMoon @Ingerella 🤣 thanks!!! 🤣🤟🏻 9mo
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SailorMoon
Il nome della rosa | Umberto Eco
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#WeekEndReads @rachelsbrittain

1. "The Name Of The Rose" by Umberto Eco, and "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende

2. E-reader, otherwise it'd be paperback. I always hated hardback books, I could never "ruin" them and giving them that "over-lived" attire! Not that I can do that with the e-reader now either ?

3. "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. I started it so many times I can't count, and bailed every single time.

rachelsbrittain Ohh I love Pride and Prejudice-- but I recognize it's not everyone's cup of tea! Thanks for joining in 📚 9mo
CrowCAH Keep going with P&P you can do it! Me and the PnPCovers collection have Faith in you! 9mo
SailorMoon @CrowCAH ahah I need all your motivation 🤣 I just added to my TBListenedTo list... I'm gonna try for the audiobook version eventually... 9mo
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SailorMoon @rachelsbrittain pleasure's all mine, as always 😉 I had fun! 9mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The Neverending Story is in my All-Time Top 5 Books! 9mo
SailorMoon @TobeyTheScavengerMonk is it THAT good? I haven't had much time to read lately, so I'm going pretty slow on it... it has great moments, meaning it says things that really makes you think and ponder over real life... I'm liking it so far! 9mo
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rwmg
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Classic historical mystery that deserves its reputation as an intellectual feast

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rwmg
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TiredLibrarian Oh, I love this book! Enjoy! ❤📚 10mo
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rwmg
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Reading matter for the flight

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rwmg
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge

For it is a tale of books, not of everyday worries, and reading it can lead us to recite, with à Kempis, the great imitator: “In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.”

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rwmg
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Reita325
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
Bailedbailed

I made it to page 66 before deciding life is too short. Only the second book in 5 years that I DNF‘d. :(

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llwheeler
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Third book down for #13books13weeks, mostly in audio. The audiobook was well done, I recommend it. This does feel like a modern classic, and like a lot of classics I don't think I can review it concisely. Feels like if I wrote anything it'd spiral into an essay pretty quick, so... #notareview

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llwheeler
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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I was reading a Robert Browning poem earlier today that glossed the word "catafalk" and then the chapter I am on now in Name of the Rose has used the word several times. Can't say I knew it before but I bet I won't forget it now...
#bookserendipity #wordoftheday
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llwheeler
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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These chapter titles crack me up. This might be my favourite one so far. 🧀

LeahBergen Mmm... cheese in batter. 😄 1y
Palimpsest This is my favorite book! 😊 1y
llwheeler @Palimpsest I'm about 60% through right now and really enjoying so far ☺ 1y
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llwheeler
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Next up for #13books13weeks - a book this thick usually takes me 3 weeks to read, so I'm not exactly making this challenge easier on myself. But this is borrowed from my dad and I've had it for quite a while, so I want to finish it and return it.

Gold foil on paperbacks is so hard to photograph! I settled for the dingy looking pic as opposed to the glare that washed out the entire cover. #booknerdproblems

Libby1 I just finished this one a couple of weeks ago. I love history, philosophy, theology, and mysteries, which this book has in spades. I hope you‘ll enjoy it! 1y
llwheeler @Libby1 I'm only a few pages in, but i'm enjoying the tone so far. I like frame narratives and it's been a long time since i read one, so I think i'll like it! 1y
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LectricSheep
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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I‘m setting up my new bedside reading table in the hopes of incentivizing more books and less YouTube before bed. 🙄 Any suggestions for what to include on the shelves? I know I‘m going to make a mini “reading kit” with a pen, bookmark, highlighter... I‘m going to keep my reading journal there for sure... Not sure what else! I‘m open to suggestions. ☺️ What helps you read consistently before bed?

Zelma Good lighting is a must for me. Or my nook and charger. 1y
LectricSheep @Zelma oh! Yes! A book light and kindle charger! Thank you! 1y
rather_be_reading omg i love it! 1y
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UnidragonFrag That's a cute shelf! I keep a charger, my kindle, a book, notebook, and pen on my bedside table. 1y
Emilymdxn I always like to have a drink or water bottle near me when I read otherwise I‘ll be wondering if I‘m thirsty and up and down to get water or a snack every few minutes. Maybe that‘s just me lol! You could make a small space for a nice coaster for a tea mug or something? 1y
LectricSheep @UnidragonFrag maybe what matters most is what I *don‘t* keep on it (I‘m looking at you, laptop) 😅 1y
LectricSheep @Emilymdxn I‘m the same way! I should have a snack section for sure. Now how to keep my partner from eating them...🙄 1y
LeahBergen Maybe a small stack of short story collections for when you don‘t know what you feel like reading? 1y
Emily92Bibliophile Coasters for hot tea and/ or cold beverages ! 1y
UnidragonFrag Oh yeah! And a coaster for whatever I happen to be drinking at the time. And lol yes, keep that laptop (& phone) away from yer bed! That's bad news for getting good sleep (I should know lol) 1y
LibrarianRyan No advise. Love the shelf! 1y
Librariana Some post-it notes/flags, lip balm, hand lotion... You've mentioned it already, but notebook or reading journal, a selection of fun bookmarkS (plural), a coaster for tea (or wine), a tin with some biscuits/cookies... a pretty candle! 1y
Sarah83 A gorgeous bookish mug? ☺️ 1y
saresmoore I always have something light and funny within reach. It‘s my favorite way to fight sleeplessness. Currently on the nightstand is 1y
LectricSheep @LeahBergen good idea! I might go with essays, since I tend to read those more than short stories. 1y
LectricSheep @Emily92Bibliophile I have handmade coasters a friend made as a gift a few years ago, and I feel like they would look so cute on here! 1y
LectricSheep @UnidragonFrag technology is so ingrained in my habits that I once “tricked” myself into reading before bed by using the kindle software on my laptop. It was like my brain didn‘t care what I was doing on the screen, all that mattered was that I was on the screen. Kinda scary how habit-forming it is. 😶 1y
LectricSheep @librariana all great suggestions! Thank you! ❤️ 1y
LectricSheep @sarah83 it‘s hidden in the photo, but there‘s a mug behind that book stack— it‘s the “banned books” mug from Out of Print. So you and I are on the same page! 😁 1y
LectricSheep @saresmoore I usually go for boring as my sleep aid. I pretty much always have a history book on my kindle that takes me more than a year to get through because I only read it when I can‘t fall asleep and almost always fall asleep within a few pages. Right now I‘m snoring my way through a bio of Julius Caesar. 😀 1y
saresmoore That‘s a brilliant strategy! 1y
LectricSheep @saresmoore now if only I could remember anything about the book. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
Mdargusch I need that table! It‘s so perfect. 1y
LectricSheep @Mdargusch Pier One! But I did see one almost exactly like it on Amazon for $30 and almost bought it “so my table could have a friend.” 🙄 1y
UnidragonFrag I completely feel you. I have the same habit in the morning with sitting on the toilet & looking at my phone for like 10-20 minutes. Which I'm doing right now. Which I need to stop D: 1y
LectricSheep @UnidragonFrag 😂 I motivate myself not to do that only with the promise of coffee. 1y
UnidragonFrag That's a pretty good motivator, but I'm also very lazy in the morning so my only coffee isn't until I get to work. And it's only mediocre and thus not a great motivator. I really need to start setting my coffee pot up the night before again. That seemed to help! 1y
LectricSheep @UnidragonFrag yes, having coffee ready to go is key. my partner leaves for work really early in the morning and I‘ve trained him to leave a cup and a half for me. 😂 We have (grumpy, uncaffeinated) words if he drinks the whole pot. 1y
UnidragonFrag XD I wish I could get my husband to do that, but I'm usually the one having to drag him out of bed ten minutes before we have to go. He has insomnia, so I always feel bad if he's actually asleep and I have to wake him up :( but also, he does that whole pot drinking thing, so it's moderately dangerous to risk making a pot in the morning lol 1y
LectricSheep @UnidragonFrag Ah, the joys of marriage. 😂 1y
Mdargusch Good to know! 1y
Sarah83 Sounds pretty great 😍 1y
RealLifeReading Cute table! 1y
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Caroline2
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Hey @Libby1 sorry it‘s taken me so long to post but your #whodunituk package arrived! Thank you so much for the lovely gifts! They smell amazing!!! I‘m behind with the whodunit already so I‘ll be doing some serious power reading next wk! 💪🏻 📖

Libby1 Enjoy! 😃 1y
tammysue Books and fudge, yumm - A great combination!! 1y
Jeanne5 Interesting to hear your take on Knots. 1y
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Libby1
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Your #whodunnituk books are on their way to you, @Caroline2 ! I‘ll be sending them tomorrow.

And my toes say hi. They obviously wanted to be in the photo, too!

@ScorpioBookDreams

Caroline2 😂 hi toes!! 👋🏻 yay! Can‘t wait to get started!!! 😃 1y
Libby1 Hi, @Caroline2 ! I hope you‘re having a good day. I stuck a few random things in the box with the books, one of which is a business card. It‘s not for me or anyone I know! I just liked the Alice in Wonderland quote. 🤪 1y
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Libby1
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It‘s difficult to review this book.

Is it a murder mystery? Is it an exploration of religious philosophy? Is it a Medieval history lesson?

Yes. Yes. And Yes.

It could be a dense and difficult read, but I found it enriching.

DGRachel That is a gorgeous cover!! 1y
Libby1 Thanks, @DGRachel . 🌹 1y
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Libby1
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Hello, #whodunnituk participants!

I‘m doing something a little unusual for our traveling book club. I am sending TWO mysteries so that you can choose which you want to read.

I had originally chosen The Name of the Rose, but as it‘s so long and highfaluting it may not be to everyone‘s taste. So I chose the first Rebus mystery as well.

I hope you‘ll enjoy at least one of these books!

Could you please tag other participants, @ScorpioBookDreams ?

jenniferw88 @daydreamin_star @LoveToReadLiveToRead @thegirlwiththebookishcandle @DeborahSmall @TrishB @ShookBelf are some of the others! 😂 I'll be reading this one as i've read the name of the rose already! 1y
TrishB @Caroline2 is another member . I‘ve read Name of the Rose too and haven‘t read Rebus! This will reduce the numbers of those I‘ve read 😁 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead Oh, decisions, decisions! 🤔 1y
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DeborahSmall Brilliant idea. I‘ve been meaning to start the Rebus books. My mum loves him 1y
Caroline2 Oh exciting!! I haven‘t read either so all good! I‘ve been dying to read the name of the rose for a while now! 👍🏻 1y
ScorpioBookDreams Such a great idea! 1y
Libby1 Thanks for tagging everyone, @jenniferw88 😃. I‘m glad you have the option of reading something new. 1y
Libby1 Hi, @TrishB ! I‘m glad there‘s something there you haven‘t read. 😊 1y
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LectricSheep
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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Okay friends, I have to ask...does this get better? I‘m just under 100 pages in, and I‘m feeling a little overwhelmed by all the political nuances that the characters keep having long conversations about. I‘m here because the main character sounded like a 13th century Sherlock, but am I just going to spend the next 500 pages reading about which pope hates which religious order?

MicheleinPhilly I was utterly bored by this. 1y
LectricSheep @MicheleinPhilly well, shit. 😅 1y
gossamerchild I was also bored by it, unfortunately. 1y
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LectricSheep @gossamerchild oh dear. Thanks for letting me know! 1y
BibliOphelia I loved this. Am I am more of a history geek than I even thought? (edited) 1y
Faibka I hear you. I‘m still on page 50 I think and started to read other books so that‘s not a good sign 😓 1y
LectricSheep @BibliOphelia I‘d heard that it might scratch the same itch as Elizabeth Kostova‘s The Historian— have you read it? 1y
LectricSheep @Faibka I keep falling asleep! 😂 1y
Faibka @LectricSheep 😂 I feel better now knowing I‘m not the only one! 1y
BibliOphelia I did read and love ! 1y
BarbaraBB I liked it a lot but I also remember skipping pages that were not directly related to the plot! 1y
LectricSheep @BibliOphelia @BarbaraBB I think I will keep pushing on then— at least for a while! 1y
BarbaraBB It is a really good whodunnit mystery! 1y
BibliOphelia Hope it turns to love - but if it just never hits you, ditch!! 😂 1y
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Libby1
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I like these illustrations.

The monk in the top left corner looks like he‘s holding an alien baby. 👽

kathedron The one in the middle is trying to take a photo of his book haul. 1y
Libby1 @River_Voice and @Billypar - brilliant observation! 1y
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batsy @River_Voice Perfect 😂😂 1y
BiblioLitten I can't unsee that now! 😁 1y
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Libby1
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I like these illustrations.

The monk in the top left corner looks like he‘s holding an alien baby. 👽

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wanderer15
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It certainly took me long enough to finish this one, but I'm glad I did. The core mystery component was great, but the period-piece stuff about different monastic orders and philosophical meditations often felt like frustrating distractions from the main narrative. Have to follow up with something a little livelier.

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mirellalella86
Il nome della rosa | Umberto Eco

Spero di riuscire a finirlo questo week end. Una lettura bellissima e molto impegnativa. 📚👓🙏💙❤

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Ruthiella
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My only Folio Society book (a gift). One of my all-time favorite novels full of exaggerated and creepy characters. You don‘t realize at first what is off about them.
May #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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bookandcat
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Reading at the airport and wearing my "sad clothes" (pants because we are leaving #florida and all of the warm shorts weather - #vacation is over) ??

readinginthedark 😂Sorry, just the “sad clothes” phrase made me laugh. 2y
bookandcat @readinginthedark my husband had on shorts before we left for the airport. He left to use the bathroom and told me he was going there to put on his "sad pants" 2y
readinginthedark I kind of hate shorts, so I would be happy to make this exchange, but I know the feeling! 2y
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misslala
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Picked this up during my random bookshop excursion this evening.

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mirellalella86
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《 Perché la scienza non consiste solo nel sapere quello che si deve o si può fare, ma anche nel sapere quello che si potrebbe fare e che magari non si deve fare. Ecco perché oggi dicevo al maestro vetraio che il sapiente deve in qualche modo celare i segreti che scopre, perché altri non ne facciano cattivo uso, ma bisogna scoprirli, e questa biblioteca mi pare piuttosto un luogo dove i segreti rimangono coperti. 》
~ pagina 105

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mirellalella86
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《 Spesso infatti è indispensabile provare la colpa di uomini che dovrebbero eccellere per la loro santità, ma in modo da poter eliminare la causa del male senza che il colpevole venga additato al pubblico disprezzo. Se un pastore falla deve essere isolato dagli altri pastori, ma guai se le pecore cominciassero a diffidare dei pastori. 》
~ pagina 37

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mirellalella86
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Started reading it, this evening...📚📚

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An_Ironical_Heart.97
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Ah! Magnificent line. Is it only me, or do you guys also think that Eco is also hinting at how his novel becomes a sifting through different narratives and bizarre happenings, the way the characters do in the labyrinth-library in the novel? Which, of course, comes to represent the Freudian techniques of interpretation of dreams...is a literary work, ultimately, the same as a dream then? What do you guys think?

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mirellalella86
Il nome della rosa | Umberto Eco

Going to read it soon. In a couple of days. 📚

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Tove_Reads
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Still haven‘t read this one, but I think March will take care of that! I still remember the film from a long time ago.

Simona I love it 😍 especially the aspect - of how suitable it‘s for any kind of readers. 2y
julesG One of my all-time favourites. 2y
Tove_Reads @Simona @julesG Looking forward to this read! 2y
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julesG
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AmyG That‘s beautiful. 2y
Astroneman My favourite book!!!!!! Love love love 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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#🌹 #thisremindsmeof this book waiting for me on my shelves for a few years already.
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

batsy I need to reread this. I read it at a time when I was doing a lot of compulsory readings for classes and so much went over my head, I'm sure ☺️ 2y
Readergrrl I loved this book but read it when I was *ahem* a bit younger. I should reread too, I think. 2y
Sarah83 Gorgeous edition 😍 2y
Faibka Beautiful cover! I‘ve just started reading it 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Sarah83 @Faibka thank you, look forward to your view, Faby 🙂 2y
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readordierachel
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So, Umberto Eco apparently had 30K books when he died.

"Did Eco actually read all those books? Of course not, but that wasn't the point of surrounding himself with so much potential but as-yet-unrealized knowledge. By providing a constant reminder of all the things he didn't know, Eco's library kept him intellectually hungry and perpetually curious. An ever growing collection of books you haven't yet read can do the same for you."

?????

merelybookish If it's good enough for Umberto... 2y
RiotMom Finally! Scientific proof I can provide to my husband as to why I need to continue buying books. 2y
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tif Such an interesting concept! 2y
SkeletonKey This is excellent news. And when people complain about how many books I have at least now I can say “not as many as Eco” 2y
Bklover This is quite comforting! 2y
GarthRanzz I‘ve seen this previously mentioned somewhere else (probably a story on Flipboard) about collecting more books than you can read. My iPad and back-up drive can attest to this. I have terabytes of books, let alone physically overflowing shelves, I know I‘ll never get around to reading but I won‘t stop getting more books. Ever. You can build my tomb from all the unread books I‘ll take to the grave and I‘ll have lived a life fulfilled. 2y
Tamra 👌🏾 2y
JazzFeathers Aren't we genius? 😆 Our mount TBR it's actually our freedom 2y
readordierachel @merelybookish My new mantra 😂 2y
readordierachel @RiotMom Irrefutable 😂 I'm gonna just point to this article every time. 2y
readordierachel @tif I thought so too! A theory I can get behind. 2y
readordierachel @SkeletonKey Exactly! "You think this is a lot of books..." ? 2y
readordierachel @Bklover @rohit-sawant Very comforting indeed! I looked at my bookshelf tonight with pride instead of guilt, lol. 2y
readordierachel @GarthRanzz Yes!! My Kindle feels the presure too. Can't stop, won't stop. Is it weird that the idea of a tomb built out of books sounds really awesome to me? 🤔 2y
readordierachel @JazzFeathers We are the SMARTEST. 😆 2y
GarthRanzz What could be a better final resting place than a tomb of tomes? 2y
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bobregina
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This happens to me with this one book: The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco. I‘m not sure it can be considered as a classic, but a lot of people have really liked it 😖 what is yours?

LauraJ My book club made me struggle through The Name of the Rose. Bored The heck outta me. Stay strong. Resist! (War and Peace, however, was delightful!) 2y
laurenbescoby Lord of the Rings 😬 its size intimidates me 2y
Izai.Amorim @miralunasbooknook I bailed LOTR. And @bobregina I never got past page 10 of Ulysses. Name of the Rose was ok. 2y
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CSeydel For sure! Mine is 2y
MiyakoBunny I love this so f*cken much!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🖤🖤🖤 2y
BookNAround Paradise Lost. Twice. I felt this way about The Grapes of Wrath too but managed to finally power through that one. 2y
Fang88 Ulysses by James Joyce! I so want to read it, but it just seems like such a huge endeavor.. 2y
bobregina @Fang88 that‘s on my reading list too! 2y
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Faibka
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“We live for books. A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay.”

Anna40 Read this book twice. My prof at uni wrote a book about the book called The name of the rose decoded. But am not sure if it's available in English. It helps you understand the underlying Scholastic 'philosophy'. Eco was a genius. Have you seen the film? Enjoy! 2y
Faibka @Anna40 that is so cool! I wish I could read your teacher‘s book. Yes I saw the movie! It was high time I read the book 😜 I‘m in awe at Eco‘s academic knowledge, so many parts in Latin, I wish I could understand them. I chose to read a Spanish translation since I figured it‘s closer to Italian 2y
Anna40 Yes! It's pretty amazing! He also refers to Borges! The labyrinth for instance. And even Sherlock Holmes! ... I tagged my professor's book. She was an interesting woman! 2y
Faibka @Anna40 Great, thanks! Another motivation to learn German 😁 2y
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PegStar
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I just put a short video on Booktube talking about this and a few other “tomes”(books over 500 pages) from my shelf. https://youtu.be/JQ2L-J-b3UE
Trying to decide what to read for the Tome Topple Challenge later this month!

Ms_T Welcome to Litsy! 2y
TrishB I love tomes 💝 2y
merelybookish This one is still on my TBR. 2y
batsy This is a tome that I definitely need to re-visit! 2y
emilyhaldi Obsessed with all of your necklaces 🙌🏻 and I love a good tome ☺️ 2y
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thegreentealibrarian
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Pickpick

A mind-stretcher and a fascinating evocation of 14th century Northern Italy. 😍

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youngreadrshelf
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Mehso-so

Brother William travels with his novice to a monastery with the best collection of books, but it is fiercely guarded by the head of the order. You must know what you want in order to request it. Plus there has been a murder of a young scribe. William is the medieval Sherlock Holmes. Several murders take place. Is it fulfilling an ancient evil? Is it just sex and bribery? Is it about an ancient manuscript? Religious politics. Unsatisfying ending.

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sisilia
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The corgicorn is here!! Thank you @bookgogo for the extra goodies. I was a bit worried that it got lost somewhere (bad experience with lost mail 😣) but this arrived safely today. I have the best Friday!!

Oh, and another purchase from BookDepository. I don't know why I haven't read this book. I'm such a laggard.

BooksForYears Corgicorn!!! 😍 2y
Michelle_mck Oh I have been meaning to read that book for years.. beautiful corgicorn 🦄 2y
Simona This book is for me the literary perfection‼️ 2y
Hooked_on_books Love the corgicorn! 2y
BookGoGo Finally it arrives! Pleased it got there and you love it, enjoy 😊 2y
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MyBookBath
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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"We live for books."
-Umberto Eco

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Jamesfahyauthor
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'Love is wiser than wisdom'

One of my favourite quotes from Eco's masterpiece.
(See my review separately)
#photo is title page detail from my #folio edition

BeckyWrightAuthor Beautiful quote 💕 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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Pickpick

Eco's debut novel still resonates with me. Solving the mysterious deaths of monks, exploring labyrinthine libraries and facing off against the Spanish Inquisition , all great fodder for an excellent period murder mystery which explores deeper issues such as the power of silence as control, and laughter as subversion. Excellent.
Copy shown is my folio edition #Folio #foliobooks #foliosociety eco #bookstagram #classix