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If on a winter's night a traveler
If on a winter's night a traveler | Italo Calvino
Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.
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psalva
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📚 If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
✒️ John Irving
🎞 Inside Man
🎤 The Ink Spots
🎼 “I Want to Break Free,” by Queen, “I‘ll Be Your Mirror,” and “I‘m Waiting for the Man,” by The Velvet Underground, “I‘m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” by Fats Waller, “I‘m So Tired,” by The Beatles, “Illegal Smile,” by John Prine #manicmonday #letteri @CBee

psalva This one was tough for me- I had a hard time picking everything except songs. There‘s too many good songs starting with I! 2mo
CBee It was tough for me too, except the songs! Thanks for playing 😊 2mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Pickpick

I fell utterly in love with this book! I was instantly charmed when I started reading. The spiral of texts takes us down a delightful rabbit hole! Calvino explores the multitude of ways that readers interact with stories and books. He starts with the physicality of books and obtaining them and moves on to how we process stories. He goes on to address the impact of author origin and history, the fluidity and evolution of languages, ⬇️

CindyMyLifeIsLit and the vagaries of translations. Throughout, he is constantly evaluating and examining the essence of stories. The book comes across to me, from beginning to end, as a celebration of everything to do with reading. This definitely goes on my “Favorites” shelf!! 8mo
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Csn
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A wonderful book, very off the wall but enjoyable none the less. Speaks to the heart of a bookworm‘s soul.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I read this with a Goodreads group and loved it! Other members found it difficult or not to their tastes, so it definitely doesn‘t work for everyone. The writing is exquisite, but the format is more nontraditional and experimental. I‘m adding it to my favorites shelf!
#QotD

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“I would like to be able to write a book that is only an incipit, that maintains for its whole duration the potentiality of the beginning, the expectation still not focused on an object. But how could such a book be constructed? Would it break off after the first paragraph? Would the preliminaries be prolonged indefinitely? Would it set the beginning of one tale inside another, as in the Arabian Nights?” (173). So glad he figured it out! 😁

wanderinglynn This book has been on my TBR for a while. 1y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @wanderinglynn It‘s definitely different! Some of the people in my group dnf‘d it, but I absolutely loved it! 1y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“ . . . the signs of that invisible movement that reading is, the flow of gaze and breath, but, even more, the journey of the words through the person, their course or their arrest, their spurts, delays, pauses, the attention concentrating or straying, the returns, that journey that seems uniform and on the contrary is always shifting and uneven” (165). So many quotable lines in this book!! ❤️❤️

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Panpan

It‘s clever, it‘s interesting, it‘s masterfully written… but I kept falling asleep. If On A Winter‘s Night A Traveler is the most soporific novel I‘ve picked up since The Golden Bowl. It‘s like, I could appreciate that the writing craft was excellent, but I couldn‘t ignore that the reading experience was so-so (at best). Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/if-on-a-winters-night-a-traveler-italo-calv...

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“Reading,” he says, “is always this: there is a thing that is there, a thing made of writing, a solid, material object, which cannot be changed, and through this thing we measure ourselves against something else that is not present, something else that belongs to the immaterial, invisible world, because it can only be thought, imagined, or because it was once and is no longer, past, lost, unattainable, in the land of the dead . . . “ (70).

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Just started reading this and am already delighted with Calvino‘s fantastic description of a reader‘s foray into a bookstore. The reader is forced to navigate through the book displays as though they were opposing forces. “ . . . you have forced your way through the shop past the thick barricade of Books You Haven‘t Read, which were frowning at you from the tables and shelves, trying to cow you.” Too true, and too funny!! ❤️❤️

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NataliePatalie
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Mehso-so

Character limit here, so I wrote a longer review on goodreads which I'll link below if you're curious BUT in short: I like the idea, I like the theme, but I don't think I liked the actual story or Calvino's writing style. Maybe skip this book & listen to SYGNYL: A General Mystification instead (which is what my bookmark is from 👀) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3899661623

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Therewillbebooks
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Just posted episode 46 on March our bookclub selection, Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. It's enjoyable if you're into postmodern meta fiction and books about reading books and half finished stories. I liked it, Peter liked it less and I'm curious to hear what everyone else thinks. We have a fun conversation about it though. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/show/6A6hXZ7eaOG7BtHOSJpCTI

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rwmg
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Mehso-so

I can recognise that it is something of a tour-de-force and I know it is loved by many but, although it has made me more aware at least for the moment of how I read, ultimately this book didn't really do it for me. It probably deserves a pick as an accomplishment but my own reaction is a so-so

Ruthiella Yeah, this one didn‘t work for me either. I‘ll try another of his books one of these days. 2y
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rwmg
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An essential clause in any pre-nup

EdnaC That‘s a great requirement 2y
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Reggie Hmmm lol 2y
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rwmg
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You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino‘s new novel, If on a winter‘s night a traveler. Relax.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Reggie Lol, awesome! 2y
Reggie Looks very relaxing. 2y
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NataliePatalie
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"...then from the very first page you realize that the novel you are holding has nothing to do with the one you were reading yesterday."

Blueberry 😆, gotta read it to get that. 2y
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NataliePatalie
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1. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (WEIRD)
2. The newest Susanna Clark book...forgetting the name?!
3. None right now! But I need to order my next bookclub book soon.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads @Blueberry

OutAndAbout Piranesi? I‘m looking forward to that one. Hopefully it wasn‘t too forgettable! (edited) 2y
NataliePatalie @OutAndAbout Ah yes that one! I added it to my "to read" list so you'll have to let me know how it is!! 2y
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Therewillbebooks
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New episode just posted! We choose a book from this stack of four and discuss many interesting things, literature, Kubrick, Orson Welles, stuff like that. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/show/6A6hXZ7eaOG7BtHOSJpCTI?si=dMxV1X1IQQGA8gN8eHI1Ug

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Christopher_Tallon

This is the coolest book. It inspired the SYGNYL podcast, from the creator of AMC's Dispatches from Elsewhere. (I interviewed him on my podcast!) It has 2nd person POV!!!!!!
Not done reading it yet, but it's so cool. I've not read anything else with the same structure.

NataliePatalie Just finished reading it, also thanks to SYGNYL :) 🌀 2y
Christopher_Tallon @NataliePatalie So good. The podcast I mean. The book too. 2y
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Skygoddess1
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Five years ago today I was in Omaha enjoying lunch at M‘s Pub and looking through the book shown as I had just bought it at an used bookstore in Old Market, when the restaurant‘s gas line was ruptured and blew. While I was not physically injured, I was mentally affected and even today have lingering trauma from that experience. Today I will be spending focusing on my mental health and self care.

eri.reads So sorry u endured those circumstances. PTSD is so debilitating. Much love and prayers your way. ✝️❤️ 2y
Deblovestoread I am so sorry you experienced something so terrifying. It can be a long journey to recover but being gentle with yourself will help. 2y
CoffeeK8 I‘m so sorry you had to deal with that ❤️ 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wow! That's wild. Thankfully you weren't hurt, but it's understandable you'd be traumatized. Sending love 💖 2y
Skygoddess1 Thank you @eri.reads @Kdgordon88 @CoffeeK8 and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for all the warm thoughts and well wishes. They mean so much 2y
BiblioLitten Sending love and peace💕 2y
Ellies_Books06 Sending love and strength 💙📖💙 and of course a happy reading saturday night! 2y
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Blimey, three chapters in and I'm feeling slightly unacademic and in need of more education! It's intriguing but needs a lot of concentration 📖📖😊🙄

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shadowspeak17
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Mehso-so

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Man, this book was hard to get through. I really liked the idea behind this book, and I thought the first few chapters were brilliant, but after the amazing beginning things just got so painfully dull. All the interrupting stories felt so similar, and I didn‘t really care for most of them, and the main story wasn‘t very interesting either. There were things to appreciate in this book, but I found it hard to focus on them and really most of ⬇️

shadowspeak17 the book in general. It got to the point where I actually started falling asleep whenever I‘d try to read this, which is why it took me almost two months to finish when I could normally finish a book this length in under a week. I‘m between a pan and so-so for this because I found it so tedious, but I‘m feeling generous today, so I‘ll go with so-so for the excellent beginning and the fact that there were still ⬇️ (edited) 2y
shadowspeak17 nuggets of goodness scattered throughout the rest of the book.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
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Leftcoastzen I have a friend who loves it & I‘ve been hesitant to try it for reasons outlined in your review!😃😻kitty! Adorable! 2y
shadowspeak17 @Leftcoastzen I have a friend who loves it too. He‘s the one who gave me the book, actually. I have yet to tell him I didn‘t really like it. 😬 If you ever read it, I‘d be interested to hear your thoughts on it. :) 2y
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shadowspeak17
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1. If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveller and Song for the Unraveling of the World
2. A Time to Kill (Ecclesiastes 3:3)
3. “You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino‘s new novel, If on a winter‘s night a traveler. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade.”
#weekendreads

wanderinglynn If On A a Winter‘s Night is on my TBR. I really need to move it up. 2y
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shadowspeak17
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1. If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveller, Call Me Zelda, and Flowers for Algernon
2. Dune
3. If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveller
#weekendreads

Reagan I love Flowers for Algernon and I keep seeing it. The universe is telling me it is time to reread it. 2y
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IuliaC
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Pickpick

I've taken a short break from contemporary literature to read this unique, authentic and reference novel written in the 1970s - a vast reflection on the possibilities of literature, several literary genres brought together and explored in a single novel

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled One of my absolute favorites ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
IuliaC @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 🤗 I'm happy I came across it 😊 2y
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Libby1
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This is my house and this is my book, but it is not my cat.

🤣

Susanita Are you pet sitting, or is he some random cat that wandered into your house? 2y
gibblr Uhhh what?!? 😂 2y
AlaMich @Susanita 😂 I was wondering that myself! 2y
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Tanisha_A I read this book a few days back, what a fantastic experience! 2y
Libby1 @Susanita , @gibblr , @AlaMich , @Tanisha_A - this is my neighbour‘s cat who thinks he‘s OUR cat. I fostered him when he was a tiny baby, but he went to live next door nearly a year ago. Now he‘s recently claimed us again! We don‘t feed him, but he wanders in through the cat flap every day and spends most of the day here. He even has his own “spot”! (Pictured). 😊 2y
AlaMich I love this!! Even more because he looks just like my Luna, who we lost a few years ago. 2y
gibblr That‘s awesome 😻 2y
gibblr @AlaMich We have a Luna too! He‘s prob in some of my posts. 2y
AlaMich @gibblr He‘s a cutie! Our Luna was a little girl. 2y
gibblr @AlaMich We were told he was a girl...until they cut him open to spay him and didn‘t find what they were looking for. 2y
AlaMich @gibblr 😳So it seems to me that determining an animal‘s sex is Day 1 of vet school? 2y
underthebelljar I love this 😆 my husband and I have been adopted by our neighbor‘s cat as well 2y
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shadowspeak17
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1. If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino and Dune by Frank Herbert
2. The Martian by Andy Weir
3. Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum

#weekendreads

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Tanisha_A
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Pickpick

What a rollercoaster of a ride, this one! Imagine you (the reader in this novel) open a book, but never get to its ending. Then you try to find the proper copy of that book, but turns out it's a different book altogether, which is held in suspension as well, and so it goes on. It's a novel about the reader's quest to find the complete copies of the book(s), but ending up encountering ten thrilling, atmospheric, philosophical stories;

Tanisha_A but more importantly, i feel, it's a novel about love of reading. Example, this quote: "For this woman, reading means stripping herself of every purpose, every foregone conclusion, to be ready to catch a voice that makes itself heard when you least expect it, a voice that comes from an unknown source, from somewhere beyond the book, beyond the author, beyond the conventions of writing: from the unsaid, from what the world has not yet said of ?? 2y
Tanisha_A itself and does not yet have the words to say." 2y
vivastory Fantastic review! Easily one of my favorite books about books. I love Calvino. 2y
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readordierachel Oh, I love that quote! Stacked. 2y
Emilymdxn This is one of my favourite books of all time!! 2y
batsy Great quote and beautiful review. How have I gone this long without reading Calvino?! 2y
Tanisha_A @vivastory Thanks Scott! 🙂 I echo both of you about this being a favourite. I am definitely re-reading this. @Emilymdxn 2y
Tanisha_A @readordierachel @batsy You two will love this book. No doubt about it. 😃 2y
Rissreads Another fantastic review! Stacked my friend, it sounds so interesting! 2y
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Tanisha_A
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First time reading Calvino, and wow, i am transported. This has got a quirky concept (nothing like i have read before), and add to it, absolutely gorgeous writing. What's also interesting is how one as a reader is addressed, with all their reader/reading behaviour/characteristics displayed to them.

"The pleasures derived from the use of a paper knife are tactile, auditory, visual, and especially mental."

Emilymdxn This is one of my favourite books of all time! 2y
Bookish.SAM I love this book! Unfortunately, I lent it out and never saw it again 🙁 I need to pick up a new copy... would love to re-read it. 2y
NeedsMoreBooks Love this mind-bending book ❤️ 2y
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vivastory One of my favorites! 2y
JennyM Hi lovely - just letting you know the parcel I sent you at the start of March has made its way back to me due to Covid restrictions ☹️ I will hang onto the books and resend to you when the world becomes a little more normal. I‘m so sorry. Hope you are keeping well. Love to you and your family 😘 2y
Tanisha_A @JennyM Hi J 💚! All is well here. Hope you and family are keeping safe and healthy! Aw, i know it's pretty messed up right now but i am glad the book is safe with you. I will share my current address via email (the one i am going to stay put at for a while). Don't worry about posting it soon. Take care! 😘 2y
JennyM @Tanisha_A it doesn‘t even look like it left Australia!! I‘ll let you know when it makes its next journey. Glad you are keeping well my lovely xx 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it—I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me—I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want. This is day 10! #bookstoread #tbrpile

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LinaBobina
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Pickpick

Wow, what a book. Haven‘t read anything like it. It‘s perfect for breaking up the rhythm and infusing a little (or a lot) of wonder to your reading experience. Unique, very unique.

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I love this page — sorry if it‘s hard to read but it‘s 💯

Leftcoastzen Oh wow ! I have this book in my house , why am I not reading it right now.😀 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen it‘s good, but you do have to be in the right mood for it...it‘s a bit convoluted! 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Pickpick

Reading this is like walking through a labyrinth and finding a different story each time you turn the path (chapter). I liked the concept, and this novel, but I feel I must re-read in order to fully appreciate its intricacies. Not soon, though. My favorite part is the first chapter describing choosing and buying a book in a bookstore (I‘ll share a quote next post).

#1001Books

tjwill I have started and bailed on it a couple times. I love the premise, but haven‘t been able to really get into it yet. I know I will come back to it again someday, and I love seeing positive thoughts about it. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @tjwill I understand. It‘s just one of those books you have to be in the right mood for. And even then I‘m not sure it got the full attention from me that it demands. It‘s worth trying again when you‘re ready 😊 3y
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I need to get through my physical #1001Books TBRs. I have a lot of those. I‘ve decided if they don‘t hook me by page 50, I‘ll mark them read, but with a note that I bailed. Let‘s see if this one passes the test!

Blaire This was my college boyfriend‘s all-time favorite book. I hope you enjoy it. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book - you have to stay til the end to really appreciate it! Hope you enjoy! 3y
emtobiasz Oh, I love this one, but it‘s out there 😂 Hope it speaks to you, too! 3y
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merelybookish Loved this! Fun if you like meta-fiction! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I really enjoyed this. Not anything I‘ve read before! 3y
CafeMom Valerie I like your motto. I may to to borrow that one. I have only read some 200 books from the list. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Blaire it‘s different— but I like it so far! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it‘s definitely keeping me intrigued! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @emtobiasz you‘re right, it‘s unusual! But I like it so far. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @merelybookish meta-fiction is a rare experience for me, but Calvino is doing this one well so far. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @erzascarletbookgasm and it‘s difficult to try to describe, too 😊 3y
ValerieAndBooks @CafeMom borrow away 😊. You‘re doing better than I am. My 1001books app says I need to read 4 books per month from the un-read list before I die and that is already impossible. I want to read other books too, for one thing 😆! 3y
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nathandrake1997
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One of those books where form is more interesting than function i.e. style is more interesting than substance. Takes a while to get accustomed to the writing style and sometimes, the substance isn't as interesting as the style makes it appear, but eventually the book finds its rhythm and sings it's way to a delightful ending.

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alessandrafn
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Nessie One has a new friend: Nessie Two.

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Louise
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What a clever romp through the landscape of literature— what it is, who reads it, who studies it, teaches it, censors it, publishes it, interprets it, writes it, and so on. It is meta fiction on steroids! It is a delight for lovers of literature. It is funny, philosophical, disorienting, & incisive. Even if you only pick it up to read chapter one on the life of the reader settling down with a new book, it‘s worth it! #ReadingAroundTheWorld #Italy

Emilymdxn This is one of my fave novels ever! 3y
Billypar Read it about a year ago and loved it! Calvino is one of my latest favorite authors- read Invisible Cities a couple months ago and that was excellent too. 3y
Blaire This is my favorite Calvino. 3y
Louise @Emilymdxn @Billypar @Blaire I discovered Calvino through Litsy and have really enjoyed how freely he plays with the possibilities of what a novel can be. I plan to read all his books! #blameitonlitsy 3y
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AmyStewart
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Italo Calvino, where have you been all my life? Imagine, in the few days since I turned 50, I have discovered both granita di caffe con panna AND this amazing novel. How is that possible? What other pleasures await me in my fifties? I‘d better stay in Italy for a few more years to find out.

EchoLogical 🤤 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love this book so much! It‘s the only one I‘ve read by him but I have more in my stack! 👍 and that looks delicious, btw!!! (edited) 3y
Lindy Sounds like a great plan. Che bella idea. 🇮🇹 3y
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AlaMich I knew I did 50 wrong...I was supposed to be in Italy for that birthday!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
Booknerd2 That looks delicious!!!! 3y
emtobiasz Isn‘t Calvino wonderful? I first read this book on a transatlantic flight, and it was every bit as disorienting and exciting as my first time abroad ❤️ 3y
LindaLappin I learned Italian ( am now bilingual, live in Rome, and work as a literary translator) because I fell in love with Invisible Cities. I used If On a Winter's Night in my translation classes at the university of Rome. 13mo
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merelybookish
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I'm a sucker for metafiction like this novel where how to tell a story IS #thestory.
#lilithjuly @cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Stacked! 💕📚👍 (edited) 3y
Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻❤️ 3y
vivastory One of my favorites ♥ 3y
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Ruthiella Oh this book made me crazy! But I am willing to give Calvino another shot...Maybe Invisible Cities. 3y
Bookish.SAM Love this! Tried to bring it to book club, but that didn‘t go over well 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
merelybookish @vivastory I loved it when I read it but don't remember much now. Need to re-read it! 3y
merelybookish @Ruthiella I read another by him and didn't love it. 🤷 I think his books vary a lot! 3y
merelybookish @Bookish.SAM Somehow that doesn't shock me! 😂 3y
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eraderneely
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler | Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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A reader in her natural habitat. Also there was cake.

BookishMarginalia Great pic (and caption). Also: What a lovely edition of the Calvino! 3y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 3y
squirrelbrain 😋🍰 How are you doing?! 3y
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eraderneely @squirrelbrain I‘m really busy with work at the moment, but otherwise doing really well. I‘m trying to get myself outside for a walk whenever the weather is tolerable. 3y
scripturient I love this book. Hope you and baby are doing well! 3y
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eraderneely
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I‘ve been swamped with work all week, but this morning I snuck in a few chapters. After all this rain, I had to sit out in the sunshine for at least a little while.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book. So clever. It just struck a chord with me. 👍 3y
eraderneely @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I picked it for my book club this month, so it‘s good to hear someone loved it! 3y
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Croissonter
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“...as long as I know there is a woman who loves reading for reading‘s sake, I can convince myself that the world continues” (p.240)

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SweetAngst
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler | Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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#ThriftBooksHaul Part 1 of 2 recent orders.
? Finished - 84, Charing Cross Road
? Starting - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
? New Author to Me - Borges - Not sure what to expect yet, but already disappointed in the quality of this one. It was stated as being in "Good" cond. ? #bookhaul

Cinfhen Have u ever bought from #BookOutlet??? Their prices are great and the books are all new❣️❣️❣️ 4y
SweetAngst @Cinfhen I've been on their site before, but I don't think I've ever bought anything. I had a "free book" credit on the other site I was trying to use and then got distracted ? I don't like how ThriftBooks has changed to a "free book under $5" instead of just a $5 credit though, so I might start shopping around a bit more now. 4y
Cinfhen I‘m also a total sucker for anything that says “free” & “credit” 😛‼️ 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Unconventional. The reader (you) is the protagonist. It‘s about ‘you‘ trying to read Italo Calvino‘s If On a Winter‘s Night a Traveler but discover the book is incomplete. So ‘you‘ went to exchange for a complete copy but this leads ‘you‘ on an adventurous search because each time ‘you‘ thought you‘re on the right track to get the complete copy, it‘s another story altogether! Stories of varying genres- detective, murder, science fiction, western.

erzascarletbookgasm (cont).. Stories that begin but stop abruptly. Interesting and fun to read, it‘s an examination of views on reading and the nature of writing. I‘m pretty sure some of the profound meanings went right over my head, but the ending is cool! #Booked2019 Summer #genrebusting 4y
HKGirl This sounds really interesting! 4y
Cathythoughts I love it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻♥️ 4y
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merelybookish Loved this book!! 4y
Cinfhen Sounds completely #genreBusting 🤪 4y
mrp27 I've read several of his books in college and Calvino is definitely a unique author. 4y
CouronneDhiver Interesting premise... 🤔 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza. Sounds really unique! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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"You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveller. Relax. Let the world around you fade."

That‘s the opening line. I‘ve not read any book quite like this. It‘s proving to be a really unusual read, written in second person narrative, with interrupted stories, and lots of quotes that touch on interesting things like reading preferences.

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Trashcanman I haven't received it but I'll check on the morrow. 😊 4y
Billypar I read this last year and loved it: so much fun 😃 4y
Tanisha_A Sounds good! 4y
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Cathythoughts Love this opening line .... beautiful 4y
neet_reads Had someone request this at the library today! I‘d never heard of the book before but the blurb definitely sounded interesting 4y
Weaponxgirl I loved this when I read it 😊 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @Trashcanman I don‘t know what‘s happening, not only yours, I have a bunch of cards sent to the US but not arrived. The ones I sent to the UK already did. 🤷‍♀️ I hope they‘ll turn up eventually 🙂 4y
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Avanders
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Awwww thanks @Chrissyreadit for such a wonderful & generous pkg!! I‘m soo excited to read that book — it‘s right up my alley! And the abc book for buggy is perfect — we have the 🎃 and 🎄 versions & we ❤️ them!! The mug is spot on, I love the pouch, & the socks, keychain, mailbox, tissues, & bookmark are 😍!! Now that candy... 🤤 so. Good. Inhaled the marzipan & chewies (I shared ;)), & am sure the truffles will be amazing. Thank you!! ♥️🥰♥️🥰♥️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled LOVE that book! 4y
Chrissyreadit Yay! I loved the valentines book and am so glad it was a good Choice. Your book was on your TBR and sounded intriguing. I love our local chocolate/candy store. And am so grateful for of Of your help! THANK YOU!!!! 4y
BethM How lovely! The book sounds fun! 4y
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Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.