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Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart | William Boyd
William Boyds masterful new novel tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuartwriter, lover, art dealer, spyas he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ruthiella
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One of my favorite books of all time which is pretty much a cradle to grave story of a not perfect but nevertheless #wonderfullife of one man throughout the 20th century.

#RedroseSeprember

Cinfhen #Stacked your blurb completely sold me 🙌🏻 2mo
arlenefinnigan Nice! 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Great! It was a great book and none of Boyd‘s other titles have quite lived up to it. 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks! 😊 2mo
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MySharonaK
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I can‘t believe the struggle to get through the book

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Aimeesue
Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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"Never say you know the last word about any human heart." - He Ryan James

I've not read Boyd before, but am enjoying this. It'll be nice to finish up the teenage boy bit, though! ?

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Minervasbutler
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A good month! 📖💖 7mo
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Minervasbutler
Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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The story of one man's life, told through his own journals, from his school days in the 1920s, through Oxford, the War and going up to his death in the 1980s. Logan seems to meet everyone from Joyce and Picasso to the Duke of Windsor but the joy of this book is listening to the gradual transformation of the narrative voice, from precocious schoolboy through to the old man reflecting wistfully on life and approaching death. Strangely moving.

charl08 Loved this one. Great comments. The bit where he is reduced to eating pet food made a lasting impression... 7mo
Minervasbutler @charl08 yes that was simultaneously hilarious and deeply sad 7mo
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I wanted to love this book, but just didn't. I like how he was honest about his failings and taught the importance of keeping a journal but I was really put off by all the sex and prostitution.

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Ruthiella
Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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Loved this story of one man‘s life over the course of the 20th century as told in journal entries. I keep hoping that Boyd will become my favorite #maleauthor but while I have enjoyed some of his other books, they have not quite measured up to this one. #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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Cathythoughts
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#getmovin #bestdayofmylife I started this yesterday.. and didn‘t want to stop reading last night 😵. MC , Logan Mountstuart, tells his story through his journal. So we read of the highs & lows .. and of the #bestdaysofhislife. Very engaging 👍🏻 meant to be lots of literary references He has already bumped into Evelyn Waugh. And later meets Virginia Woolf, Joyce , Picasso. A rich & interesting read so far

LeahBergen I want to read this. 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen it‘s one of those ones that‘s been sitting on my kindle for ever... now that I‘m reading it I wonder why I waited so long... it‘s very good 2y
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued by the cover art and your blurb 💕 2y
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TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @TrishB it‘s good 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
eanderson I‘ll be curious to see your review of this book! Sounds interesting! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Yup sounds interesting, all the literary references 🙂 2y
Cathythoughts @eanderson @erzascarletbookgasm it is good. Reminds me in some ways of a Secret History, 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Any Human Heart. By William Boyd ( “ Never say you know the last word about any human heart “ Henry James)
Up next ...I think it will be good 🤞🏻

Cathythoughts @chapter_fifty2017 I‘m going with Any Human Heart ... met my son today , he said he read it years ago & like you , he says it‘s excellent... I‘ll keep you posted. Loving it so far 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Wow !! Good for you ! Wise son 🤔☺ 2y
Cathythoughts @chapter_fifty2017 yes wise son & wise Litsy friend ❤️😉 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Aww so sweet 💕🙈 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#getmovin #human I havnt read this , has anyone ? What did you think ? It‘s on my kindle waiting for ages. I‘m late posting because my Litsy has been gone for the last day or so 😡. I don‘t know why ! Anyway it‘s good to have it back 🤗 anyone else lose there Litsy app ? 🙏🏻

TrishB I was just thinking I hadn‘t seen your posts for a couple of days! So frustrating when that happens. 2y
Kaye Sorry to hear Litsy is still giving people problems. I had one day last week that it was slow again. Took about 10 minutes to get one post to finally add, but other than that, it‘s been ok here. 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB it is Trish ... and now it‘s asking me for an email & password every time to get in ... oh well, at least it‘s back ! Have a lovely weekend 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts @Kaye thanks, yes , it would not open ! A dead duck ! So annoying. Anyway it‘s good that it‘s working again 👍🏻💕 2y
TrishB Strange! Definitely more hiccups recently! 2y
batsy I was wondering about you as well! I hope the app gets better for you. I haven't had trouble logging in, but for a few days the app has been extremely laggy and slow and doesn't load at times. It's a bummer. 2y
Cinfhen Glad you‘re back!!! Here I was thinking u were on some wonderful trip or hanging with princess Sofie. Have NOT read this book 2y
Mdargusch Litsy has definitely been slow to load for me but I didn‘t lose the app and sorry to say, I haven‘t read the book. But that cover! 👌🏼 2y
TrishB @batsy I thought that was just my WiFi 😁 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I hope it gets better too. It is indeed a bummer ! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thankyou ❤️. It‘s good to be back in contact 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @Mdargusch yes! Thanks. I think the book should be good. It is a lovely cover alright 👍🏻 2y
chapter_fifty2017 This is one of my favorite books of all time 💕 2y
Cathythoughts @chapter_fifty2017 I better move it on up so. I can‘t decide whether to read this one , or Cutting for Stone , next ... not a bad position to be in as I‘d say they will both be excellent 🤔 2y
chapter_fifty2017 I must say l haven't read Cutting for Stone but its been on and off my tbr as have heard great things !! Good luck with your choice no pressure but Any human heart is amazing . Happy reading ☺ 2y
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KarenUK
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#getmovin #human
One from the #TBR today.... I‘ve never read this modern classic (or seen the tv series) but have heard nothing but great things...
Planning on getting to this one soon... but you know how that can go!

Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with this title 😬 2y
KarenUK I don‘t think the Litsy description does it justice... it sounds amazing and has mostly 5⭐️reviews on Goodreads. Had it on my TBR for ages! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Will investigate and I‘ll await your review 😊 2y
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Lola
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7$ and change for these two titles at a pop-up used bookstore that I spotted totally by chance. I think the #botns podcast was playing in my head when I chose these books. #Chicago peeps, the spot is Carpe Librum in the South Loop on Roosevelt.

toofondofbooks There's a LBS Masterpiece adaptation of Any Human Heart starring Matthew Macfadyen that is excellent! 2y
toofondofbooks PBS not LBS lol 2y
Lola @toofondofbooks Lol! I was wondering what LBS was 🤔 I‘ll have to check it out after I finish the book. Which will be who knows when 😛 2y
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Sharpeipup
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Let the adventure begin...✈️ #airplaneread @ReadingEnvy Thanks again for the book!

ReadingEnvy Oh great I do hope you like it! 3y
Sharpeipup @ReadingEnvy It was highly appropriate read considering we toured Oxford. 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Audible is having another 2-for-1 credit sale, and the selection is not too shabby. 👍

Lacythebookworm Thanks for sharing! 🙌 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Thanks. 👍🏽I'll check it out. Hope they have something I want this time. 3y
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MidnightBookGirl Despite the huuuuuuge amount of unlistened to audiobooks I have in both my Audible and Libro.fm libraries, I just can't resist a sale! 😉 3y
OrangeMooseReads Thanks for the heads up! 3y
reneelyons Christodora!! I just read and reviewed it, it's absolutely amazing! (edited) 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa My favorite kind of sale! 3y
sprainedbrain @Lacythebookworm @Reecaspieces @Donna_sBookMinute @OrangeMooseReads You're welcome... hope you find something that you like! 3y
sprainedbrain @MidnightBookGirl same here... I have a ridiculous number of audiobooks already on my tbr, but I can't pass up a free one (if there are choices I like). 😃 3y
sprainedbrain @reneelyons I'm very excited about that one! 3y
sprainedbrain @Riveted_Reader_Melissa same! I get so excited when they have these... 3y
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Sharpeipup
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my #cupidgoespostal gift! A #tbr book, #historicalfiction, and some chocolate and snacks too. @ReadingEnvy your note and tea was my favorite part!

ReadingEnvy Hooray! Happy Valentine's Day! 3y
Reviewsbylola Wow, great goodies!! 3y
Sharpeipup @ReadingEnvy The cookies and chocolate will make a way better snack than airline peanuts! 3y
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Smrloomis
Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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This has been on my TBR for a while...

LizzyM I love this book so much. It was one of the best books I read last year. Logan Mountstuart is so finely and completely drawn that he truly feels alive. Just wonderful. 3y
Smrloomis @LizzyM sounds like I need to read this soon! 3y
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HardcoverHearts
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I just share this digital deal I wanted to share with you all! I really found this book of the life of one character to be a great mix of adventure, scandal, tragedy and comedy. Recommended for people who like strong character led books, and people who really love to dive into a meaty tome. Available for Kindle, nook, kobo or iBooks.

ReadingEnvy Loved this one. 3y
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Smrloomis
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Hmm... this is tempting.

drokka I've seen the BBC production and quite liked it. 3y
Smrloomis @drokka I've heard the book recommended a number of times, but have never read it. 3y
Loretta Spectacular novel. 💜💕 3y
emilyesears This on my TBR, but I'll get the library copy when I'm actually ready to get to it (in like 10 years at the rate I'm going). 3y
Smrloomis @Loretta good to hear! @emilyesears I've also thinking of getting out my library's copy. Maybe this is a sign from the universe to bump it 🙂 3y
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Amandajoy
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Art related books don't seem to be on my radar, after searching my shelves I found one. This book follows the life of one man & art plays a role in part of his life. #seasonsreadings2016 #artrelatedbooks

Libby1 This one has been recommended to me recently. 3y
Libby1 This one has been recommended to me recently! 3y
Kitta One of my favs. 3y
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Christine89
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"The other guests were straggling up from the lake by now and as they appeared I was introduced (by Siggy, who remembered my name) and so I shook the hands of the Woolfs, Huxley and one if the richest women in England. "

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LitHousewife
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This is why I love audiobooks. William Boyd and Simon Vance together painted a world through Logan Montstuart's diaries. I felt I was there for every detail. Vance's voice subtly shifts throughout the novel and I realized I was experiencing Logan and the century age through his narration. So good.

[DELETED] 3216391035 I really enjoyed this book! 3y
anwade88 Haha yes! Movies never last long enough to cover all the pertinent (read ALL) of the details 😂 3y
AnnieMay Channel 4 (in the UK) made a pretty good mini series of it a few years back - not sure how/if it's available outside of the U.K. But it's definitely worth a look if you can get it somehow! 3y
LitHousewife @AnnieMay I am going to have to check that out. Maybe it's available on Netflix or DVD. It would be fun to see what they put together. 3y
jessdean LOL!! Ohmygosh YES!!! 3y
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LitHousewife
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When I read any book based on a diary, I'm always listening for my birthday. On the drive home today I got close. October 6, then 7. I held my breath. No dice. There was a big jump afterward. Does anyone else listen for their own special dates?

thebookmagpie I do this all the time! An inordinate number of books seem to skip over 21 August *huffs* 3y
LitHousewife @thebookmagpie I'm glad I'm not alone. October 8 gets very little love. We need to write our own diaries and make sure our days are well represented. 😊 3y
Sydsavvy I have never even thought of doing that! LOL 🎂🎂🎂 Now I will. 😊 3y
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LitHousewife @Sydsavvy I am so sorry to pass my weirdness off to you. ☺️ 3y
HarperPerennial Never thought about this! 3y
LitHousewife @HarperPerennial I'm spreading the sickness! 3y
BookMusings My birthday is the day Hitler killed himself! Yasss! 3y
LitHousewife @BookMusings That day must be in so many WWII books! Mine is the 100th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. Unfortunately, I've read 0 books about it. 😂 3y
Lola No one ever writes about the Ides of October. Hmph! 3y
LitHousewife @Lola Darn it! Truly someone needs to right a book about the misfit birthdays. 3y
BookMusings @LitHousewife I should clarify, not the same year. Just the day- May 7th :) yes it's in lots of books as a very good day! 3y
Lola @LitHousewife I did take a screenshot when my Litfluenece matched my birthday :) #litsygeek 3y
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LitHousewife
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I got almost 2.5 hours of listening in today while out shopping and dropping the kids off at riding lessons. What a whirlwind that time was. Montstuart is just coming out of WWII and it was brutal for him. This is really an engaging audiobook! Lazy Saturdays with Simon Vance are highly recommended!

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LitHousewife
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Mountstuart is wondering if he really wants to go to Oxford. If doing so is really just delaying life by another three years. Given my day at work today, Diane Court's graduation speech says it all.

bookishkris Gotta love a Say Anything reference. 3y
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LitHousewife
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Watching Simon Vance's videos about Jerusalem ended with him beginning the audiobook. I couldn't help myself. I had to listen to one of his audiobooks. This one has been on my list for a while. Simon's narration can make the little annoyances of the day melt away on the commute home.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Good to know! I own this, but if the audio sings, I'll go that route! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 I love his voice. 3y
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