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Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The story is widely perceived to have been influenced by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on the Pacific island called "Mas a Tierra" (in 1966 its name was changed to Robinson Crusoe Island).
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Come-read-with-me
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🌴. Robinson Cruso 🧦 Socks always socks. ✈️ Highest elevation was a plane. 🤢Liver and onions. 🎃Absolutely! #friyayintro

Sace But... Liver and onions are tasty 😢 (I'm weird.) 4w
Come-read-with-me @Sace As I grew up, liver and onions were a monthly thing in our house. My Mum loved them. In fact she belonged to a club called the ‘Liver Lovers Luncheons” - they loved this stuff so much they even had a theme song “We love liver yes we do. We love liver how ‘bout you? “ It‘s much longer than this first line - I‘ve repressed it! So if you are weird you are in great company! 4w
Sace @Come-read-with-me My mother made the best liver and onions. I could never make it as well as she did. 4w
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zefmii
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #day2
A late night (at least in #Spain) 🙃
My favorite adventures book from my favorite editor 👌

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Jazinator
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Panpan

Book #78: While I was reading Robinson Crusoe, I definitely got a Cast Away feeling about the book. I know many people thought that Cast Away was a boring movie, and the book came across the same way. It just seemed to drag on forever. At the beginning of the novel I kept waiting, and waiting, for him to become ship wrecked, and then when he finally...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2008/10/the-306-greatest-books-78-robinson.html

#100greatestbooks

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Exbrarian
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Panpan

Often considered the first English novel, the bar was set low. What a painful trudge it was. If you see it on a list of "must reads" I assure you a synopsis will do.

Chrys I tried to read this one and bailed. Glad to know I am not the I my one who thought it‘s not a great read 4mo
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Much more dry than you would expect

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wanderinglynn
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As I was reading Pirates by Helen Hollick, she mentioned Robinson Crusoe, which I had never read. Since it‘s one of the free classic downloads for Kindle, I downloaded it yesterday. But so far, I‘m finding it a bit of a slog to get through because it was written in 1719. Let‘s hope it gets a bit better once he‘s shipwrecked. it also could be because I‘m trying to read it on my iphone. Maybe it‘ll be a bit easier on my Kindle.

ravenlee I read this recently. For the record, it doesn‘t get much better after the shipwreck. It‘s interesting, overall, but it is haaaaard to get through! 7mo
wanderinglynn @ravenlee I figured. Even though it‘s in first person, the writing of the early 1700s is just so dense! 7mo
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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

The adventure story is interesting, if tedious at parts and rife with coincidence. The moralizing and the arrogance of the MC was very hard to take, even trying ti appreciate that it‘s a product of its times.

The most interest part for me was solving the mystery of the out-of-order pages (109-112-111-110-113), and because of that error this copy probably won‘t stay in my library. Glad to be done with this one!

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ravenlee
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“There was a letter of my partner‘s, congratulating me very affectionately upon my being alive...”

I think Hallmark has overlooked a niche market here.

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ravenlee
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This whole section just makes me ill. Even allowing for context it‘s infuriating.

And one of the first words he teaches him is “master”?! I‘ve been enjoying this story fairly well, for hating all the moralizing and finding the MC hard to stomach, but this is giving me real trouble.

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ravenlee
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Bob has just found a spot on his island he‘a never seen before (in 15 years there?!) and is horrified to discover evidence of cannibalistic feasts by nearby savages.

And my mind immediately conjures Captain Jack Sparrow running from the cannibals in the second Pirates of the Caribbean. Which is much more entertaining than Robinson Crusoe‘s moralizing.

merelybookish I really like this book. I taught it for a while and it always surprised and educated me. BUT the main character is AWFUL! I like to believe that was intentional on Defoe's part. 8mo
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KimM
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Mehso-so

I keep an Audible book queued up for those times I need help falling asleep. This was the perfect book for that 😊 Take that as you will. 😴

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ravenlee
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“But I had forgot then what I learned afterwards...”

Not sure how that works, exactly.

charl08 I don't know either, but the older I get, the more new ways I discover to forget stuff!! 8mo
Nute This statement is causing an instant headache.🤕 8mo
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ravenlee
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Too late.

BibliOphelia 😂 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😆😂😂 8mo
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ravenlee
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Okay, I get it - good ol‘ Bob is getting saved. But what kind of arrogant asshole can believe that his ship was lost and the entire crew drowned to teach HIM a lesson? And what kind of god would actually do that?

This book is bringing up some of my issues with Christianity/Christians.

LoverofLit Agreed. Older literature especially brings me those same feelings of disbelief and frustration. 8mo
rretzler 👍🏻 8mo
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ravenlee
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Interesting - less afraid of the act than of the discovery and consequences of it being known.

This is why teachers/principals/parents ask “are you sorry you did/said it or sorry you got caught?”

jenniferw88 Enjoy the 52 pages on how to make bread! 😂😂😂 8mo
ravenlee @jenniferw88 so far the biggest problem is that the print is tiny! I‘m really starting to feel old reading it. Still, it‘s going better than the book I bailed on yesterday, so I guess I‘m good. 8mo
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Carolyn11215

Reading this for #litsyclassicsatoz, which I‘ll finish some time in 2019. 🤪

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sudi
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Book - Robinson Crusoe
Author - Ruskin Bond
Movie - Return Of The Jedi
Food - Rum Ball

#manicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🤗 12mo
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teainthelibrary
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
Bailedbailed

I just couldn‘t do it. For months I struggled to read it, but eventually I stopped picking it up and couldn‘t bring myself to care about it. Made it just over 100 pages.. it was dense and boring. Meh.

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sudi
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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1. The first time i read a proper novel was when my mother gifted me a copy of Robinson Crusoe, that and The Secret Garden is one of my favorites, whenever i read these books i always think about the time when the only concern in my life was what books i would read during summer vacations 😄
2. Clueless
3. There are way too many
4. @tpixie @meghan2714 @BiblioLitten @whatshesreadingnow @hes7 @julesG @trioxin_sematary
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
julesG Thanks for the tag. 1y
sudi @julesG 💖💖💖 1y
monalyisha Clueless! ❤️ 1y
sudi @monalyisha love that movie 💕 1y
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Tonton
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe

It‘s almost 4:30am so definitely don‘t want to start reading so will leave you with this information on a bookseller gig in the Maldives : perfect to rethink your job Monday!
https://www.facebook.com/28205874672/posts/10156699865979673/

DivineDiana Love this! Thank you! 😀 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Quite an obvious one for today‘s #SOS
#ABBAInAugust

Meredith3 Perfect! 👏🏻 1y
Mdargusch Great choice! 👍🏼 1y
Cathythoughts 💙👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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emilyhaldi Another classic I haven‘t read! 1y
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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

Interestingly, this book could be the first ever fiction novel in english ever writtern, its a grey area what novel was writtern first but Robinson Crusoe is a contender. Written in the 16th century, this is the story of Robinson and his adventures when travelling. I've seen a lot of reviews criticising this over it's religious beliefs and wording of other nations however let's not judge a 16th century book on 21st century standards.

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teainthelibrary
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“...the sun went down perfectly clear and rose so the next morning; and having little or no wind and a smooth sea, the sun shining upon it, the sight was, as I thought, the most delightful that ever I saw.”

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jenniferw88
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Day 4 of Books that changed my life - I can't really do this challenge without posting this one! 😂😂😂
It led me to discover my ❤ of anything & everything long 18th century & another of the best professors I've ever had. It also introduced me to two of my best friends in the world!

Today I tag anyone who wants to do it!

Joanne1 I remember my father reading this to my siblings and I. One of very few books he shared with us. Another was Gulliver's Travels. Both have a special place in my heart but I haven't read either since this time. 1y
LauraBeth I had to read this my freshman year in college and LOVED it! 1y
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merelybookish
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Instead of heeding his father's sage advice, Robinson sets off on a sea #journey with disastrous results.
An English classic that continues to fascinate me.

#maylovesclassics @sarah83 @Bambolina_81

CrowCAH Based off of a true story! And one of the original early 1700‘s tales! 1y
merelybookish @CrowCAH Yes! Arguably thw first novel. I used to teach it and was always amazed at how relevant it remains. 1y
Bookwomble I'd argue for Malory's Morte D'Arthur to take those laurels (in English, at least). 1y
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Foragingfantasy
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I made a goal to read this book this year. After reading a book, which I can not remember the title of, where one of the characters refers to it religiously.

jenniferw88 I know it! Could it be this one by any chance?! Lol 😂😂😂 2y
Foragingfantasy @jenniferw88 I think you are right! My loan expired half way through that book, I need to finish it too! (edited) 2y
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Paula3
Robinson Caruso | Robinson John Carouse
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Went to a classic car show with the hubby and my 2 boys this morning. I found some goodies ♡♡♡

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tammysue
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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#TrivialThursday #GarthRanzz

1. Idk?? Maybe Lisa Gardner telling stories so there‘s no boredom on this deserted island
2. Miranda 🎶
3. Sweet tea

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tournevis
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1️⃣ Jo Walton. She's a hoot and we'd amble together.
2️⃣ None of the bands I like are decent people.
3️⃣ Diet Coke.
#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

AmyG Hahaha #2. I have a favorite or two I wouldn‘t want to actually be with. ;) 2y
Kaye #2. You might have some fun. I wouldn‘t mind hanging out with Lady GaGa and Pink. They might teach me some new fashion tips. I could teach them how to make meat loaf. 2y
tournevis @AmyG I know, right! 2y
tournevis @Kaye The problem with deserted islands is that you can't escape. Do I want to be with a 'not nice' or difficult person for an extended period of time, in a place I cannot leave? Nope. I just can't suspend my disbelief there. Not working. 2y
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Kaye
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@GarthRanzz 1. Although I haven‘t read tons of his books , I pick Stephen King. He seems like a really nice guy. He can tell me his stories in person. 2 Willie Nelson. He‘d be a lot of fun. Plus he could tell me and Steve some good stories. And maybe he would have some smokes on him. . 3. Coke. Sorry Willie.

Kaye #trivialthursday. I always run out of room. 2y
GarthRanzz That‘s the one thing I want to see come out of this LibraryThing; increase the character limit on posts. I don‘t want unlimited but 451 characters is an arbitrary, low number. Anyway (before I run out of space), great choices Kaye! 2y
Kaye @GarthRanzz The one thing I wanna see is Litsy working well. Good enough for me. 👍🏼 2y
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AmyG Willie would be a ton of fun. 2y
GarthRanzz It has been buggy since the server migration. Definitely want that fixed first. 2y
Kaye @AmyG. Plus he could sing to us. Gosh. I‘m packing my underpants now, just in case Garth is giving away a free trip to one of us. 🌟🌟. @GarthRanzz (edited) 2y
AmyG @kaye maybe we can get a two for one deal. 2y
Kaye We could share the island ! @GarthRanzz ? 2y
GarthRanzz If I had an island I‘d invite all of Litsy! @AmyG And if I were rich enough that would be a really good give away to hold. I‘ll keep it in mind for when my numbers come through. 😊 2y
Cathythoughts I‘ve alway thought SK seems like a really nice guy too 👍🏻 2y
Kaye @Cathythoughts He just seems so ordinary. Not bigheaded about his fame. I like that. ♥️ 2y
Bklover Can I come along too?!?! 2y
Kaye Sure. @Bklover The more the merrier. ❤️ 2y
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GarthRanzz
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#TrivialThursday

Sorry I‘m late with this one. I finally passed out last night and slept for the first time in over a week. Trying to catch up with everyone‘s posts!

1. Stephen King of course. Assuming I make it through all of his works he‘s one I wouldn‘t mind re-reading again and again.
2. Tough decision since I like most types of music but definitely Chris Cornell (RIP) in all of his incarnations.
3. COFFEE (with creamer and Splenda 😊)

AmyG I miss Chris, too. 😪 2y
JoScho Glad you got some sleep 😴💙 2y
GarthRanzz @JoScho Thank you Jody! I was bound to drop sooner or later. 😊 2y
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GarthRanzz @AmyG Every day. He will always be my favourite male vocalist. 2y
AmberWB The day Chris Cornell died, I was heartbroken. I played his music all day while my students did their work. Some of them@even downloaded a few of his songs. 😊 2y
GarthRanzz @AmberWB I put my playlist of his music on for the whole day. I‘ll still stop and listen when one of his songs comes up in regular rotation on my phone. And I‘m glad to see that some of the younger generation have good taste in music. 😊 2y
YouReadMyEyes Great selections for the island 🌴 I cannot tell you how many times I‘ve listened to Cornell‘s Songbook album. One of my favs. Like A Stone is and has been my alarm clock ring tone for years. 2y
GarthRanzz @YouReadMyEyes I love that album! His version of “Billy Jean” is one of the most soulful songs I know. And “You Know My Name” is the best Bond theme ever. I think I‘ll be listening to him all day at work tomorrow. 2y
TricksyTails Oh!! Chris Cornell. A piece of me died that day with him. 💔💔💔 2y
GarthRanzz @TricksyTails Me too. But knowing so many here loved his music as much as I do helps keep that spirit alive. 2y
TricksyTails So true! 🤘♥️ 2y
MoBee 1. John Steinbeck 2. Bruno Mars 3. Top shelf Margaritas on the Rocks 2y
GarthRanzz @MoBee Love Top Shelf Margaritas But I do like mine frozen. 🍹 2y
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amyrohn
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Panpan

Had to read this one for my 18th century lit class and it just wasn't my cup of tea. I wasn't a fan of the writing style and the hyper realism actually made everything seem unrealistic. I'm also so over the whole "stubborn man gets lost at sea and has to survive on his own" trope that this time period really seems to love.

dragondrool I have no desire to try this one. I remember my sister reading it in high school, and not liking it. But it seems to me she had to stick with it because she started it too late to change lanes and pick something else. 2y
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amyrohn
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Last night of spring break, getting some reading done for class tomorrow! #dogsoflitsy 📚🐶

8leagueboot I keep meaning to read this! The butler in Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" is obsessed with "Robinson Crusoe", which always made me want to pick it up haha 2y
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Hester
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe

I hate this book. It is the only book that has ever made me fall asleep. It was excruciating to read, taking 3 months. This, however, is probably less of a reflection of the book itself and more so a personal failure to adapt to different genres. I don‘t believe there are “bad books”, just specific audiences. This audience being those with insomnia. That being said, I have decided to give it another go.

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JessNevertheless
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My least favorite cover in my collection. I know it‘s supposed to look like a sketch but it just seems half-finished 😕 #badcovers #riotgrams

Heideschrampf I love how overwhelmed he is by his colourfull surroundings, though! 2y
JessNevertheless @Heideschrampf I think I‘d probably appreciate the symbolism better once I read the book haha. It‘s been on my TBR list for ages 2y
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smccallum
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Pickpick

Just scraping a pick for me. I did enjoy the book on the whole but a hit a wall towards the end when I just wanted it to end, oddly my favourite parts of the book were mainly during his complete isolation which had less obvious action than the later stuff. There are also a few moments where you have to remind yourself that cultural norms were very different when this book was written but I still think I‘d say it‘s worth a read ☺️

LauraBeth That cover though! 2y
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donohobnob
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
Panpan

Probably not the best book to start the year with, what with it‘s horrifically dated undercurrents of racism and slavery, but nonetheless an influential novel that has my respect.

RaimeyGallant I hear that! :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it.
2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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smccallum
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Due to unforeseen circumstances my attempt at this #24in48readathon is not going to be very impressive but hey, it‘s still nice to take part!

BeckyD Mine isn't either. I haven't even read a page. 2y
LibrarianJen I went in knowing I wasn‘t going to be able to finish. It‘s still fun to keep track of my reading and finding creative ways to sneak more reading in. 2y
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smccallum
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Coffee and a book? Yes please.

UrsulaMonarch Lovely! 2y
Lwiesman Great book! 2y
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smccallum
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Some weekend café reading

Tjackson I have wanting to r wad this book for years. I have multiple copies, but still haven‘t done it. 2018 is the year! 2y
Susannah I was just at Canterbury Cathedral last week and got the same bookmark. Not that Thomas Becket's murder was a laugh riot, but the depiction of Henry II's frustration made me giggle. 😳😉 2y
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smccallum
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Finally getting round to this classic

readordierachel That cover is lovely. 2y
Shortstack When you're finished you should read Foe. It's one of my all time favorite novels and a great retelling of Robinson Crusoe. Reframing the book in a post-colonial light. 2y
mariaku21 Now that's an amazing cover! 2y
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julesG
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#Footsteps plus my current read (The Reluctant Cannibals) and my mind plopped to this classic.

#readingresolutions @Jess7

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Sarah83
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jenniferw88 Good luck! 😂 2y
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smilingshelves
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Robinson Crusoe was stranded on his desert island for 28 years. Yikes. #novemberbythenumbers

@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏 2y
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LitHousewife
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
Mehso-so

Just okay for me. It was too long with Crusoe's rambling about mundane things. Passages about "savages," slaves, and women made parts are well out of place today. It was nice to listen with Simon Vance, but even he couldn't make this one magical.

I know my Grandma loved this book. Perhaps I would have if enjoyed it more if I was younger.

BkClubCare Some classics are just TOUGH! Glad SV could help out. 😉 2y
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LitHousewife
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It's a funny thing about getting new clothes that you love. They make you feel good in your skin as it is. Then, you find yourself wanting to take better care of yourself. True, you don't want stress eat your way out of them, but that's not really it. You're excited by your life instead of burdened by it. You want to fuel your body accordingly. You want to move in your body accordingly. Listening to Simon Vance is an added benefit. #ILoveDia&Co

BethFishReads 💕💕💕💕💕 so proud and happy to call you a friend online and in real life. You're an inspiration to me 2y
Megabooks Awesome!! So happy! It's been really great getting to know you. 👍🏻👍🏻 💜💜💜 2y
LitHousewife @BethFishReads Thank you so much. I sure have my ups and downs, but I've gone into anything being happy with myself as I am. I think that may make all the difference. I'm so thankful to you that you're always there to cheer me on. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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BooksForEmpathy ❤️❤️❤️. 2y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
Lola I just ❤️ my fab #LGPOG mailing buddy 👯🔥💐💕 2y
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Leelee.reads 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain Love this post! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
josie281 So much YES! 2y
LitsyGoesPostalOG Amazing ❤️ We love you, Jenn! 2y
CouronneDhiver 😃👍 2y
LitHousewife @Booksandcooks Right back at you!!! 2y
LitHousewife @Lola Aww!! Thank you! Your latest #LPGOG rotation and other goodies are headed your way. 🙂 2y
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LitHousewife
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When my grandmother passed away, she left her family her life story. I had the honor of typing the story for the rest of the family. In her life story, she included her favorite books from childhood. Robinson Crusoe was one of them. I picked it as my next audiobook. This wasn't a difficult choice with Simon Vance, my absolutely favorite narrator at the helm. Let's see what getting stranded on a desert island is like. It may not be that bad.

Zelma What a great gift to your family. We found a notepad after my father-in-law died that was the start of his parents' story and small details about their lives. I think he was trying to do the same when he got sick. 2y
Megabooks How wonderful! I hope you love it! 💕💕 2y
Cinfhen Love that! What a wonderful gift 2y
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LitHousewife @Zelma Grandma worked on here for almost 20 years on and off. Toward the end she started repeating stories. I really treasure it. 2y
LitHousewife @Booksandcooks Fingers crossed! Simon Vance will make me happy no matter what, though. 🙂 2y
LitHousewife @Cinfhen I need to make sure I do the same. Grandma hand wrote all of hers. Having that is special, too. 2y
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awishman
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Panpan

Finished this on Serial today for #Backtoclassicschallenge #Publishedbefore1800.

Won't lie, this was a struggle. I had a hard time with the lack of plot and racist themes.

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jenniferw88
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#BooksIWouldTakeToADesertIsland #BooksAcrossOceans

I would obviously take the complete series of the other books, but Robinson Crusoe is my #1 choice for practical reasons!

@pri_bibliophile @mellisarock

pri_bibliophile Love your list! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Seekingtardis I hate the beach toooooo!! 2y
Smrloomis 😂 me three! 2y
austenitesunite When I was scrolling the first thing I saw was that Robinson Crusoe is your favorite book and I was super confused 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
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