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The Idiot
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Simona
Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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A day off well spent in bookstores ... pile of possibilities for 2020 reading challenges. Some of those books are suitable for #ReadingEurope2020

J. Banville, The Newton Letter (Ireland)
H. Soderberg, The Serious Game (Sweden)
S. Marai, Esther's Inheritance (Hungary)
A.Carter, Nights at the Circus (United Kingdom)
S.Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
J.C.Oates, Jack of Spades
G.Saunders, Tenth of December
C.Keegan, Foster (Ireland)
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Simona S.Undset, Marta Oulie (Norway)
L.Corobca, Kinderland (Moldova)
Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am (Norway)
Fernando Vallejo, Rambla paralela
A.Lisboa, Symphony in White
F.M. Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (Russia)
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merelybookish Dang! That is an impressive stack! 1w
squirrelbrain Wow! That‘s amazing! 1w
Librarybelle So awesome! 1w
Simona @merelybookish @squirrelbrain @Librarybelle It‘s impressive stack and I‘m glad that I bought them for discounted price, but it‘s also very bitter-sweet situation. Publishing house is closing down ... 1w
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LiljaPleasant
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. On it 😊
2. Hmmm... I saw my aunty and cousin again, so thats awesome.
3. Help my mom sew some babyclothes and reeeaaaad!
4. 5... I think 😅
5. Okay doke!!! ❤

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LiljaPleasant
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Good morning. We're up since 5.30am... Ducklings are fed, time for mommy to read. Let's see how I like my second Dosto...

#readingmom #russiannovember #novembertbr #morningvibes

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hwestfall
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I finally finished! Wow, I am going to say that overall I liked the book but the middle section was rough to get through.

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Faibka
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“These Mr. Know-it-alls are occasionally, even quite frequently, to be met with in a certain social stratum. They know everything, all the restless inquisitiveness of their minds and all their abilities are turned irresistibly in one direction, certainly for lack of more important life interests and perspectives, as a modern thinker would say.”

Dragon 😻 2mo
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KellyMuser
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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A little mystery behind old books I found at one of my favorite haunts in Maine. They were in different sections of this labyrinthine store but seem to have been gifted between the same friends with hand written notes inside. According to their response, David and Jane didn‘t enjoy The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I may never know if they read the love stories by Ivan Turgenev out loud as suggested by Sveta (friend? teacher? doting aunt?). Sigh...

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squirrelbrain
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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arlenefinnigan Excellent 👍 3mo
jenniferw88 I wouldn't bother - read earlier this year & should have bailed! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ll take a pass too @jenniferw88 3mo
IamIamIam I noticed that @SerialReader has a number of Dostoyevsky novels & I thought they may be easier in smaller doses, lol 3mo
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bromeliad
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Barnes and Noble has tables and tables of 50% off books for the next three days, and it includes a lot of titles from their classics series. Y'all, this was the first book that woke up my brain to the sorts of layered meaning literature is capable of. I was 16. It is still at the top of my list. It only cost me $5 and is the translation from the brilliant Constance Garnett. I can't even right now. ♥️😭♥️😭♥️😭

Lcsmcat I need to reread this. I was far too young the first time to get everything out of it that I could. 4mo
bromeliad @Lcsmcat haha you know, there are some books--this one included--where I don't think I'll ever get everything out of it that I could. 🙂 4mo
Lcsmcat True, but I was about 12. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
bromeliad @Lcsmcat 🤣 touché! 4mo
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jenniferw88
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April Stats as I don't think I'll get any more read today! Have tagged the 1 ⭐.

RadicalReader Why are the last two books pixelated? 8mo
jenniferw88 @RadicalReader because I read them in March! 😂🤣😂 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 📖💖 8mo
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squirrelbrain
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#wontgetfooledagain
#MarchIntoThe70s

This is on my TBR shelf and I *will* get round to reading it (one day!)

I‘d like to just make a small complaint though @Lizpixie and @Cinfhen - I‘ve STILL got You‘re So Vain buzzing around in my head! 🤣🤣

Cathythoughts 🤣🤣👍🏻 9mo
Cinfhen Hahaha! Now you put that song back into my 🧠👂🏼🐛 9mo
Lizpixie Another classic I need to read👍 9mo
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Taylor
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Mehso-so

I wrote a pretty long (for me) review of this on Goodreads, but since Litsy for some lack of reason doesn‘t allow nearly the word count Goodreads does, I can‘t get it out at all the way I‘d like to.

Thus, I‘ll put it this way: “The Idiot” is Dostoevsky trying to write a Charles Dickens novel. That‘s what it is basically. And because he‘s really doing a Dickens thing instead of his own thing is why I feel it doesn‘t work.

BarbaraBB That may be a recommendation actually 😉 11mo
Taylor @BarbaraBB Ha no it‘s not a recommendation! That‘s the downfall of it. Trying to do Dickens is always a problem IMO, because only Dickens can do Dickens. 11mo
Garand Hmm. I think you missed the point of the novel. Possibly this is the uneducated (of Dostoevsky) view point, however this is most certainly not the type book that The Idiot is. It‘s not simply a novel, it was an outlet for Dostoevsky‘s frustration with Russia in 1840. He addressed the problem of modern society by making a christly character come into society, seemingly out of nowhere.The reactions to him were simple. They thought he was an idiot. 8mo
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Taylor
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky

I saw there was nothing there, an empty and smooth space, like the palm of my hand, and I went on feeling all the same. Such faintheartedness always repeats itself with a man when he wants very much to find something...in the case of a considerable and sad loss: one sees that there‘s nothing there, an empty space, and yet one looks fifteen times over.

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jenniferw88
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Started one of my 2019 reads early as I'm doing it on @SerialReader app & it's 100 issues!

"In a word, the world spoke well of the girls; but they were not without their enemies, and occasionally people talked with horror of the number of books they had read."

nudibranch That book changed my life. 12mo
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Taylor
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book is boring me, to my surprise, and to be honest I really have my mind on what I‘m going to read next....

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Ms_T
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Mehso-so

A two-star so-so from me: the first quarter of this book was enjoyable as was the last quarter, but the half in the middle was lots of long and drawn out conversations, deliberations and musings. I found it difficult to stay focused and struggled through the lengthy rhetoric. I‘ve read that this book closely mirrors Dostoevsky‘s own thoughts and beliefs which is plain to see. I can‘t fault the narration which was strong and precise. ⭐️⭐️

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freyaheart
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I have always wanted to read this, it is quite the monster but I love it #sss @iread2much @Avanders

iread2much Im so glad! 12mo
Avanders Me too! 📖 12mo
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Ms_T
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Pinch, punch, first of the month. Let‘s start these....📚🎧

Cathythoughts Oh I read these 2 ... excellent 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 12mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Great to hear! 12mo
batsy Can't go wrong with Dosty, I think 😁 12mo
Ms_T @batsy I think I bought it after seeing your recent Litsy posts 😃 12mo
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DannyOlda
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Finally finished this one. At times it really felt like a character experiment with the plot suffering for it. Still definitely worth the read.

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LauraJ
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Prince Myshkin is the perfect embodiment of The Fool. He‘s a young man who goes on a journey to St. Petersburg and his lack of worldliness is often taken as a lack of intelligence. #tarottakeover

GlassAsDiamonds Oh good call!! 😂😂😂😂😂👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Wife Hi Laura! I sent a little #LMPBC package your way. My tracking number says that it was delivered to “Front desk/reception” on 10/6. Just wondering if you got it. Have a great day. I‘m also having fun with the tarot card challenge 🌹 1y
ErinSueMreads Perfect! That‘s exactly how I interpret that card! 1y
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Lcsmcat
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Faibka Have this book on my tbr for this year! 1y
Lcsmcat @Faibka I need to re-read it. It‘s been years. 1y
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Azar
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nothing is easier for ordinary people of limited intelligence but to imagine themselves exceptional and original and to revel at that delusion without the slightest misgiving.

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Livyer
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My first #audiobook

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Tommytommytommyb
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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S'great

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SouthBeachStrangler
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I love this book. I could read it over and over. An ineluctable story.

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AMVP
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I already owned these books in fairly ratty mass market paperback, and have had my eye on upgrading to the Vintage editions for a while. Granted, these used copies are pretty worn too, but for titles I still haven't read, they meet my needs.

collegecatlady I love Mr. K‘s! 1y
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Readaholics
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I‘m traveling to Russia this summer. What‘s your favorite book I must read on Russian history or by a Russian novelist? I‘ve done the classics (Anna K., Bros K, The Idiot), but I‘m always looking for more....

Oblomov26 Oblomov is a nice study of a particular character type, Natasha‘s Dance by Figes is an excellent primer on Russian Cultural History 2y
DebReads4fun Russka by Edward Rutherfurd. 2y
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Foragingfantasy Oh I‘m so jealous! Please post pictures while you are there!! 2y
rustoryhuf Nicholas and Alexandra. I read this when I was in 3rd grade. I was so proud of myself for reading a “big” book. 2y
catiewithac Gogol 2y
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Ms_T
The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Really tempted by Audible‘s #DailyDeal today. I saw the buddy read of this a couple of months ago and the reviews were very good 🤔

Cathythoughts Go for it 👍🏻it‘s brilliant 2y
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Thank you, my arm didn‘t take much twisting! #Purchased 😘 2y
Cathythoughts Great stuff 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I hope you love it ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts Imagine if FD was the narrator 😱😍 2y
Ms_T @Cathythoughts That would be AMAZING! I listened to the sample and Constantine Gregory has a nice narrating voice 😃 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#FriYAyIntro

✨Idris Elba ...Kenneth Branagh
✨Blue/Green
✨The Idiot
✨the Biologist, Ghost Bird/ Harry Bosch/Heathcliff/ Eleanor Oliphant ( 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️😬) it will be mad on Mars
✨I will check ....

Cathythoughts Hi @Mitch we have the same celebrity crush ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mitch Indeed! I‘ve met him twice ( from afar!) and been to his Primary School for a meeting ( it was hard to concentrate!) 🤗 2y
Cathythoughts OMG @Mitch ! you lucky duck ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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batsy The Biologist on Mars ... Smart choice 🙌🏽 Idris... 😍😍 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😂I‘ll keep you posted ... 2y
ReviewsbytheMrs Idris is my crush too 🤩 2y
Cathythoughts @ReviewsbytheMrs 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyFeb18 Day 25: It has been so long since i‘ve read Dostoevsky (possibly, 20 years) but he does pose a #fool‘s dilemma here - but suffering all around, yes.

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