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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch: A Novel | Donna Tartt
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book ReviewTheo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
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wildwoodreads
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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I haven‘t done a big book haul in a minute and let me tell you I‘ve missed it. So today I‘m doing exactly that.

I was gifted a lot of these awesome books for Christmas. I‘m blessed with the best family and they absolutely spoiled me. Plus, I spoiled me a little too. 😂

But I think it‘s time to go on a book buying ban because I‘ve got a lot of reading to do. 😂😂

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/05/my-first-book-haul-of-the-year/

readordierachel What a great stack! 2w
Cathythoughts Lovely 💫📚 2w
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kelskels25
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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"Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you."

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BethHagey
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RaeLovesToRead
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#12booksof2021

In March, I only finished one book (I was ill around this time, sadly).

I had a love/hate relationship with The Goldfinch. On the one hand it was an exquisite work of literature, on the other an absolute slog. Donna Tartt's writing exuded quality & months later, I can still remember it.

The structure though 😐 And the several hundred pages of boring drug use 🥱

I still think it probably deserved more than the 3⭐ I gave it.

Cathythoughts I keep stopping & starting with it … but I Love it ❤️ 3w
TrishB I think that describes my thoughts on Tartt generally. Yes her writing is beautiful, but I don‘t want to read the books as I find them a long, hard, boring slog! I gave up on them eventually! (edited) 3w
RaeLovesToRead @Cathythoughts I found myself getting very annoyed with the MC's (often inconsistent, often extremely bad) behaviour. It made him difficult to root for! Still I appreciated the breadth and scale of the story and, looking back, it made an impression on me. I'm planning on reading The Secret History sometime soon 😊 3w
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RaeLovesToRead @TrishB I had such mixed thoughts on this book... I'm so jealous of her writing and yet I couldn't wait for it to be over. The structure and flow through the novel wasn't good... every time things got interesting, he moved somewhere else... I'll give Donna Tartt another go with The Secret History and if that's a slog too, I'll give up! (Probably 😄) 3w
Cathythoughts I really loved Secret History… couldn‘t put that one down ❤️👍🏻 3w
RaeLovesToRead @Cathythoughts I enjoyed this book (see tag) and I've been told there are similarities between it and The Secret History. May be worth a look! (Although the writing isn't anywhere near as impressive) 3w
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Paperback.Propensity
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Such a beautiful book. Took me a while to read it, but it didn't feel like a long time. I enjoyed every bit of it. That ending really touched me. It will stay with me forever.
I plan to read her other books.

Bklover I loved this one too! Also love The Secret History. 1mo
Paperback.Propensity @Bklover The Secret History is going to be the next book of hers I read! 1mo
Bklover I think The Secret History is my favorite of hers. You‘ll have to let us know what you think! 1mo
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Paperback.Propensity
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Relaxing this evening with a good book, tea, and a cozy-smelling candle.

Cathythoughts Enjoy ! I need to get back to this book , I really loved the first part I read. What a writer ❤️ 1mo
Paperback.Propensity @Cathythoughts Thank you! I am enjoying it, I want to read all her books now. 1mo
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Paperback.Propensity
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Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate!
I got some bookmail today which I was not expecting, but I am thrilled.

Hope you all have a fantastic day ❤

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themonaisa
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“As beautiful as music is the space between notes, just as the stars are beautiful because fo the space between them, just as the sun strikes raindrops at a certain angle and throw a prison of color across the sky - so the space where I exist, and want to keep existing, and to be quiet frank I hope I die in, is exactly this middle distance: where despair struck pure otherness and created something sublime.”

Gorgeous. Ruinous. A masterpiece 💛

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themonaisa
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A true poetic masterpiece. I felt everything Theo felt: the euphoria, betrayal, pain. Beautifully written and spanning over so many years — so many pages that I feel like I‘ve grown with them. Those last few chapters highlight the beauty of life and show true character growth. “I painted this for you;” that beautiful feeling. I too felt that this art was written just for me.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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An interesting and intriguing story, I have never read anything like it!
Read for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 and #ReadHarderChallenge2021. 3.75/5

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GatheringBooks
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Kshakal
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I just couldn‘t get into this one! #adnf #falltreasures @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

kspenmoll Me either! 4mo
fredthemoose I couldn‘t, either! 4mo
majkia I got about 2/3 through and decided I was more bored than interested. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ughhh I agree! I had forgotten about this one!!! 4mo
Eggs Never tried it, won‘t now for sure... 4mo
cmastfalk I liked it, but it was too long. Way too long. 4mo
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BirdLaVie
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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It‘s hard to put my finger on what makes Donna Tartt so masterful, but my goodness she IS. She held my attention for all 32.5 hrs of this audiobook, which was beautifully narrated. It is exquisite how the story allows the reader to understand Theo‘s life and perspective through pure illustration and symbolism. I usually like books with sharp, clever insights but Tartt patiently paints a masterpiece, much like the Goldfinch itself ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BriannaT
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Mehso-so

A slow burn and I have mixed feelings. Tart had a wonderful way of putting abstract feelings and fleeting thoughts into words, and can set a mood/scene with ease. When there was action, it was exciting! But, some parts of it felt superfluous and hard to get through. Sometimes I‘d see a giant paragraph of solid text without dialogue and kind of reflexively grimace. I get why it has a following, but I can also see why people put it down. I say 3/5⭐️

Cathythoughts I‘ve started this & stopped & started & stopped … 😁I do love it though 5mo
BriannaT @Cathythoughts It took me awhile too, and overall I am happy I finished it! 5mo
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BriannaT
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There‘s something so relaxing about reading during a thunderstorm ☺️

erzascarletbookgasm Enjoy. I loved this book. 6mo
BriannaT @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! I‘m just at the beginning and it‘s basically ALL sadness right now, so I‘m interested to see where it goes from there. 6mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I listened to the audio of this book and was completely hooked. I thought the narrators did an amazing job, especially the portrayal of Boris, Theo‘s best friend. I did experience a sort of suspension of disbelief over Theo‘s “sudden” turn into a rather immoral character, but it didn‘t ruin it. I found the story engaging and the writing lovely and highly recommend it. I‘ve heard The Secret History is even better, so looking forward to that!

Cathythoughts Still reading this one , taking a break just now .. love it. Loved Secret History too ❤️ 6mo
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Cathythoughts
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“A goodbye at the gate , “ said Hobie. He seemed to be talking partly to himself. “ That‘s what he would have wanted. The parting glimpse, the death haiku- he wouldn‘t have liked to leave without stopping to speak to someone along the way. ‘ A tea house amid the cherry blossoms, on the way to death. “

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Cathythoughts
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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I‘ve attempted this one before ... and I don‘t know why I feel drawn to it again.. & this time it‘s pulling me in 🤞🏻 timing 🤔🤞🏻

Tamra This is one of two novels I‘ve ever despised. I think was mainly mad at myself for not bailing when I knew better. 😂 That being said, so many readers have loved it! 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh dear ... I‘ll see how I go 😂! I‘ll keep you posted 👍🏻 9mo
sisilia I loved it but it a slow read. However, I prefer 9mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra Do we get to know the other novel? 🤔🤔 9mo
Cathythoughts @sisilia I loved Secret History too 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh no ! I really enjoyed that one at the time. I wouldn‘t read it again though ... just a good passing thriller 9mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts that is funny! They were just the wrong books at the wrong time for me. I should have bailed when I wasn‘t enjoying them. 9mo
Ruthiella Timing is sometimes critical! Too often I make myself read a book when I should set it aside and try later. 9mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Timing is more important than I realized. For me , it‘s learning to trust my instinct , what‘s right for me ... the learning goes on 👍🏻😁 9mo
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ssoward
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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10/10. I know this one is controversial. It‘s definitely a bit of a slow burn, but this book was written beautifully & moved me to tears multiple times. I was deeply invested in each character & thought Tartt really highlighted the depth of human nature.

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Addison_Reads
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#OppositeDay Day 4 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

I definitely felt the opposite of #love when reading this book. I know some people loved this one, but it's one of only a few books that I very strongly dislike.

TheKidUpstairs It's on my shelf. Haven't read it yet but I loved 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t finish it 👎🏻 10mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about The Goldfinch.

On the one hand, it was a highly accomplished and moving story about the destruction one tragic event can wreak, well written and exuding quality.

On the other, it was a frustratingly fragmented read, peppered with superfluous details, tedious drug use, unsatisfying plot turns and a main character that managed to be forgettable despite a well-drawn supporting cast.

I'm conflicted and also deflated.

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StaceGhost
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Wrapped up with 9 for the month, including the goldfinch (which was a chonker)🐥Also completed a challenge with the lil guy- we read for a total two hours this month! 📚No mean feat for a two year old 👼

Clare-Dragonfly My toddler has the same boots! 12mo
StaceGhost @Clare-Dragonfly They‘re so cute! I feel like he needs some winter specific boots too lol but in the meantime... 12mo
Texreader Awwww!! 11mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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This is a well-written book, but it isn't grabbing me. This may just be the state of mind I'm in at the moment making me feel daunted by it's length. I can't figure out if it's me or the book. At page 350, DNF'ing isn't an option!

paulfrankspencer It ought to pick up soon. Can't quite remember, but I know it doesn't slow down. 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @paulfrankspencer I hope so... it may just be my frame of mind. I'm not a quitter though! 12mo
Addison_Reads I stuck this one out too because it's hard for me to bail on a book. However, it never got better for me, so I hope you can at least find something in it to enjoy before the end. 12mo
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RaeLovesToRead @Addison_Reads fingers crossed... part of my issue so far is that it feels quite fragmented. Every time I get used to the characters, the story shifts. 12mo
Addison_Reads @RaeLovesToRead that was a big part of my problem too. Then it just started to feel like it was too long without enough happening to hold my interest. I tried another book by this author and felt the same way. Her writing is well done, it's just not for me. 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @Addison_Reads I'm going to read The Secret History for PopSugar as a "dark academia" book. I'm hoping I'll enjoy it more. Often, I'll read a book and appreciate it without enjoying it at the time (A Little Life was incredible, but torture to read). I'm not sure where the Goldfinch falls yet. Every time it starts getting good, he moves somewhere else!!! 12mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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I'm 270 pages in and not sure how I'm feeling about it. Certainly it's a very well written book, but I don't have that compulsive urge to devour it just yet. Not sure where it's going at all. Will persevere.....

Pruzy Woohoo! Book selfies! 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @Pruzy book selfies for the win!!!! (I've run out of surfaces to hold books against haha) 12mo
Pruzy Time to move 😆 12mo
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RaeLovesToRead @pruzy next level will be getting someone to photograph me reading "candidly" ?? 12mo
Vansa I found this book overly pretentious and ..over-written. there are some sentences where Tartt seems to be channeling Dickens and not pulling it off at all.Badly needs editing.The characters are flat,and her thesis of "art saves lives" is forgotten about till the last 5 pages where she shoehorns in a thoroughly idiotic essay.The rave reviews this book got completely baffled me. 12mo
batsy I agree with @Vansa ... Struggled with this one. I loved her previous two books, so this was a disappointment. 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @Vansa @batsy Thanks for your thoughts! I'm kind of neutral on it at the moment. If it has a point, I've not found it yet. She makes the everyday quite engaging, but not a lot is happening and I'm struggling a little to motivate myself. It's my first Donna Tartt book. 12mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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#bookspinbingo for Feb! @TheAromaofBooks
Doubt I'll have the Goldfinch finished in Feb but aiming high 😁

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 12mo
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mcipher
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Love this giveaway! Tagged was everyone in book club‘s favorite, even those who don‘t normally agree. #goodbyebotm @Hooked_on_books

Hooked_on_books Thanks for entering! I personally thought the Las Vegas section of this one should have been heavily edited but I otherwise liked it. And lots to chew on for book club for sure! 12mo
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ErinMiller
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Overall, I liked this book. There were a few moments where it felt long, but in the end I was left wanting more. It contained interesting characters and unpredictability. There was a deepness to this book that I didn't expect when I began reading it, but it was so well written. Not a quick read, but a worthwhile read for sure.

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Rehesina
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I am posting one book a day from my extensive to be read collection. No description and no reason why I got these books. Some are really old and some are new; there are quite a few. Join the fun!

This is day 13.

#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain #Bookstagram

Vansa I found this a terribly pretentious pointless book,that was badly written.Part of it seems to be written in a dimestore Dickens fashion("he trotted up the stairs gaily", for instance) and the author seems to realise in the last few pages that the story had meandered and shoehorns in a lecture about the importance of art!My recommendation would be to remove it from your tbr ?? 12mo
Rehesina @Vansa honestly, I‘ll take your word for it! I once started reading this when I was stuck on a bus and that was like 6 years ago and ever since I can‘t bring myself to pick it up again. The secret history was great, but I don‘t think I‘ll feel the same way about this and you just confirmed my vibe about it! 12mo
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ErinMiller
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First book I'm reading in the new year. Recommended by a friend. It's so good so far. I'm hooked!

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RaeLovesToRead
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About to start The Goldfinch. Anyone read it? It'll be my first Donna Tartt. I've heard she's rather good..

#popsugarreadingchallenge - a book with Gold, Silver or Bronze in the title

Therewillbebooks I've read it! She's a very good writer, I had mixed feeling about the book overall but I recommend giving it a go. 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @Therewillbebooks Thanks... I'm looking forward to it. I've heard it's quite heavy. I'm hoping not quite as heavy as A Little Life, say. It'll be my first Donna Tartt so hopefully we'll click! 13mo
Soubhiville I loved this. It‘s long, but I thought worth it. 13mo
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paulfrankspencer Read it a few years back. Very well written. 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville @paulfrankspencer Thanks for your thoughts! I bought it a couple of years ago but I'm so behind on my reading!! (Comes from having far too many books) 13mo
Soubhiville Never too many books!!! 13mo
Tanisha_A I liked it a lot. :D 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville haha agreed! 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @Tanisha_A thanks 😊 looks like everyone liked it... Will prob take me a while to read but I'll post a review when I'm done! 13mo
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Michellesibs
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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All in all I really was absorbed in this story, I felt like i was watching a car crash of my best friends, I cared and watching their paths was painful at times but however bleak it got, I couldn't look away.

Im definitely going to read more from this author.

cathysaid Her first book is excellent! 13mo
Michellesibs @cathysaid thats great to hear as I plan to read that one early next year x 13mo
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crazyspine
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I enjoyed the audio version of this, and although it's long and there were at times gaps between listens, I was always able to pick it right back up and the story never felt like it dragged on too much.

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Watching The Goldfinch and working on my christmas wreath 🎄

LapReader Loved that movie. Yet to read the book. 14mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve tried the book & failed ... maybe I need to try the movie 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
rather_be_reading @LapReader @Cathythoughts Ive tried the book twice and failed. Movie was just as boring!! 14mo
rather_be_reading @LapReader but if u liked the movie u will probably like the book 14mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear ! I might give it a miss 🤣 14mo
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bookishbitch
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A friend of mine gave me this book today. Is it me or is this hardcover version super heavy? Physically I mean. She said it is also mentally heavy, so maybe it was done purposefully? I just thought it was interesting because I don't usually notice the weight of a book.

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saritaroth
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While I was still in Amsterdam, I dreamed about my mother for the first time in years.

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youneverarrived
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Mehso-so

I wouldn‘t have got through this book in print; it‘s overly long and meandering in places. The writing is good but too long winded. The audio was an absolute treat though! The reader narrated each character so perfectly. An enjoyable listen but not a memorable read for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

cmastfalk It was so long. I‘m surprised an editor didn‘t slash a few hundred pages. 1y
youneverarrived @cmastfalk I know! I don‘t mind a long book but this felt like it was long for the sake of it. 1y
Liz_M Nevada was never-ending. 🙄 What is it with this author and the obsession with portraying rich-boy drug addict life? 1y
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Caroline2 I bailed on this one!! 😆 1y
youneverarrived @Liz_M it was too much. I loved The Secret History though 🤔 14mo
youneverarrived @Caroline2 I really don‘t blame you 😂 14mo
readordierachel Just want to say, I love your profile pic 💕 14mo
youneverarrived @readordierachel that‘s so sweet of you, thank you 😘😘 14mo
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OriginalCyn620
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#wondrouswednesday

1. The tagged book was way too long and the amount of detail dragged the story down. Plus, I thought it was super boring. 🤦🏻‍♀️
2. I‘d love to go somewhere very Christmas-y, like Nuremberg, Germany, to visit the famous Christmas market there. When I‘m not shopping, I‘d stay warm by the fire in a cozy cottage, drink hot chocolate, watch the snow fall, and read Christmas books! 🎄
3. Both, preferably together! 😋

Eggs Oh I love 💕 your book setting and it‘s details!!! And I‘m definitely in sync with you on # 3. Thanks so much for playing 🍫📚👏🏻🤗 1y
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Prairiegirl_reading
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Panpan

Well if this isn‘t 2020 I don‘t know what is. September was nothing but five stars reads for me. Followed by October and what is potentially my most hated book of all time!!! I finished it and I‘m glad! I have nothing good to say about this one. I‘m especially irritated with the casual use of the “r-word” not once but twice! If you are an author and words are your business pick a better word! 😡

MsMelissa Interesting. I tried to read this one last year. I think I got to page 100 before stopping. I was bored. I‘ve always intended to try again. Have you read The Secret History? That seems to be a much loved book but I hated that one. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @Book_Fiend_Melissa I have had the secret history on my tbr for years but I haven‘t read it. Not so sure I want to now. If you were bored at page 100 it moves along a little quicker later on but it‘s no more interesting. 😕 1y
janeycanuck @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Prairiegirl_reading Don‘t write the Secret History off just yet! I did like the Goldfinch but understand why it could turn people off. The Secret History is very different and much less polarizing. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @janeycanuck well that‘s good to hear! 😄 1y
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Prairiegirl_reading
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Angie‘s book club tip #1 don‘t ever suggest a book that is sooooo long! People won‘t appreciate you for it.

MsMelissa I selected Wolf Hall for my book club back when it was first released. I‘m not in the book club anymore 😂 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @Book_Fiend_Melissa oh dear! I have to say this made me laugh. 🤣 I tried to talk them out of such a long book but they wouldn‘t listen and now I‘m hate reading! Lol! I‘ll forgive the person who suggested it someday! 1y
MsMelissa The book club still exists and I‘m really good friends with one of the members. I try to give her book recs all the time but she says she doesn‘t trust me after Wolf Hall (which I adored, but she hated). Good luck with The Goldfinch. I started it last year but haven‘t picked it up since. 1y
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Prairiegirl_reading @Book_Fiend_Melissa what we usually do is we all suggest books we haven‘t read so that no one can hold anything against anyone if they don‘t like it or no one is offended if they thought eat pray love was life changing and someone else thinks it‘s garbage. (We did read eat pray love and all agreed it was garbage haha) This time I know the person had read it because she said so but no one objected except me. So now I‘m on a mission to finish. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @Book_Fiend_Melissa just so I can complain with more gusto! Lol ! 1y
lynneamch I read it on Kindle before I knew how to figure out what page I was on. I was in it so deep I never even thought about how long it might be. LOL. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @lynneamch the first chapter was torture though. I thought it would never end! Lol! I‘m 60% done. I‘m determined to hold on but I‘m not sure I can! I‘be been hate reading but now I‘m filling with rage. 1y
lynneamch If you give up, watch the movie. 😉 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @lynneamch I think I might. 1y
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youneverarrived
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#audiowalk with this one 💛

30 hour audiobook and I‘ve got 3 hours left! Feel like I‘ve been listening to it for ever. The narrator is amazing 👌

BarbaraBB So cute 😍 little Alfie and how smart to Audiowalk! (edited) 1y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous Alfie 💕💕💕 Is the book good ? I‘ll look forward to your review 1y
AmyG Awwww ❤️ 1y
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eraderneely Such a big bubba already!!! 🌟 Happy you‘re fitting some reading in! 1y
readordierachel Looks so cozy 💕 1y
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB he always naps in the pram so it‘s a win win 🤍 1y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts 😘😘 it‘s good but I think the narrator is really making it. If it was in print I‘m not sure I would have stuck it out. 1y
youneverarrived @AmyG ♥️♥️ 1y
youneverarrived @eraderneely 6 months today 💙 I‘m happy I get to read daily now, I missed it! Hope you and your little one are well! 1y
youneverarrived @readordierachel snug as a bug 🤍 1y
batsy Adorable lil snug bug ❤️ 1y
LeahBergen Alfie! 💙💙 1y
andrew61 Lovely photo , would brighten any day. Thanks for sharing. 1y
JennyM Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Reggie What a cute pic! 1y
youneverarrived @andrew61 he‘s a little ray of sunshine 💛 1y
Jess861 How adorable!! We must have little ones very close in age! 1y
youneverarrived @Jess861 how old is your little one? 1y
Jess861 @youneverarrived She is going to be 9 months this week. How old is your little one? (edited) 1y
youneverarrived @Jess861 he‘s just gone 6 months so they are close in age 💛 1y
Sace Awwww! 1y
BiblioLitten Hey Katie! I hope you and the little one are keeping well. 💕🥰💕 1y
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Zander
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“Just as music is the space between notes, just as the stars are beautiful because of the space between them, just as the sun strikes raindrops in a certain angle and throws a prism of color across the sky—so the space where I exist, and want to keep existing, and to be quite frank I hope to die in, is exactly this middle distance: where the despair struck pure otherness and created something sublime.”

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Addison_Reads
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The tagged book plus these #3books are the only books in the history of reading that I can say that I truly regret reading. Most of the time I can find something to like even in a bad book, but these made me want to scream. 😲

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

wanderinglynn I also disliked Fates & Furies. I DNF‘d it & did not get all the hype around it. 1y
Addison_Reads @wanderinglynn I forced myself to finish it, but I should have DNF'd all of these. I'm glad though I'm not the only one who didn't understand all the praise for F&F. 1y
OriginalCyn620 The Goldfinch was one of my choices too! 👎🏻 1y
Kdgordon88 Bailed on Fates, too. 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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I know the tagged book is an #unpopularopinion choice, but just no to all of these for me 🙄😤

3Books #IHated

Abailliekaras I am with you on Goldfinch. Bailed at 70 pages in. 😬 1y
Addison_Reads I forced myself to finish The Goldfinch, and I disliked every second so I understand. 1y
Jgotham I agree! The goldfinch was a disappointment 1y
Ruthiella I loved The Goldfinch, but I certainly agree about White Fur! I thought it was awful. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t finish The Goldfinch 👎🏻 1y
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I just started this and I already have to add all her books to my never ending TBR.

susurran I love Donna Tartt with my whole ass heart. ♥️ 10mo
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Day 11 - #3Books #SetInNewYorkCity

I enjoyed all these books set in New York City.

OriginalCyn620 Good choices! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Lillian!! 1y
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Ladygodiva7 I read two and they were great! Haven't read Lillian BoxFish. 1y
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She was such an enjoyable character to read about. 1y
EadieB @Ladygodiva7 You would enjoy Lillian. 1y
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kimovsky
Mehso-so

Woah. She‘s a big one. Interesting, at times. But dense. Soooo dense. I wonder if it was more succinct, would I have wished for more? Is this like the director‘s cut? I did want to know what happened to Theo and see his story play out. But I do think that I finished it just to not leave it unread.

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Ohayraynay
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Fantastic story - some parts dragged on a bit too long (I recommend NOT reading the mass market version - the normal paperback is long enough), but for the most part, I really enjoyed this book - it was on my "To Read" list for awhile. If you love art, scandal and the ups and downs of human relationships, I highly recommend!

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Mehso-so

One more LOVE it or HATE it. I didn't love it :)
Very long. Too long. I wanted to abandon it several times.. Not an easy read.
The main idea of the book was interesting, but mostly, this book is depressing: lots of drug and alcohol abuse, unlikable characters, crazy world, muddled philosophizing.
Unique - extravaganza of words.

behudd This is one that so many people recommended and I *hated* this book lol 1y
Nerdy_Bookworm When I first read this book, I had my doubts about it. I ended up loving this book, and it made it on my top ten list! 😍😍😍😍😍 1y
CaramelLunacy I quite enjoyed the beginning of this book, but to me in bogged down unrecoverably in the interminable Vegas section (My notes say: "this is worse than that time Levin went off on a diatribe about the pastoral virtues of Russian peasant farming in 1y
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Arvena
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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#weekendreads
1. Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
3. Anxious People by F. Backman
@rachelsbrittain

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