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As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
Set in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, As I Lay Dying tells the story of the dysfunctional Bundren family as they set out to fulfill Addie Bundrens dying wish. Told by fifteen narrators, including Jewel, Cash, Darl and Dewey Dell, As I Lay Dying uses stream of consciousness to unveil each characters motivations for carrying out Addies wish, along with a multitude of lies they have been hiding from each other.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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Blueberry
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Son builds #coffin outside window while mom lays dying. She dies and they need to take her to cemetary 2? days away. But a storm washes out the bridge and this becomes a journey of many days with a stinking rotting body in the back of a wooden wagon. A classic by William Faulkner. Haha

Is #Scarathlon photo challenge open to everyone?

#chillingphotochallenge
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Ew lol 2mo
megnews I thought of this one too. I hadn‘t posted yet. So I‘ll just say ditto 2mo
Clwojick open to everyone, but to be entered in to win the prize, you'd have to sign up to be on a scarathlon team. 2mo
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Blueberry @Clwojick thanks ☺ 2mo
Blueberry @megnews did you like it? 2mo
megnews It‘s been awhile but I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads. 2mo
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Blueberry
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Alrighty??

Martyn_J_Pass My head hurts... 3mo
cathysaid One of the strangest books I‘ve ever read. Also...have you made it to, “My mother is a fish”? 3mo
Blueberry @cathysaid I don't think I have but I think she just died so maybe I blew over it in a daze. 3mo
cathysaid @Blueberry 🤣🤣🤣 That‘s an entire chapter. Just that one sentence.! (edited) 3mo
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Blueberry
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Currently reading.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Prepare yourself: the further in you get to As I Lay Dying, the more Faulkner‘s writing sounds like drunk texting. That‘s my tl;dr summary: Faulkner drunk texts about the death and burial of a Southern woman and her crazy family. There are fifteen different narrators, so make sure you pick up an edition that uses the narrator's name as the chapter heading! Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/as-i-lay-dying-william-faulkner/

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robinb
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@ferskner William Faulkner‘s gravesite is located in Oxford Memorial/St. Peters Cemetery just off the square. It‘s a very nondescript site (so you didn‘t miss much). In fact, I just discovered it a few years ago myself when my kids and I took our own Faulkner tour (25+ years after I married and moved away from MS). I always find it interesting to see the final resting places of authors I‘ve enjoyed.

Reecaspieces His granddaddy is buried in my home town of Ripley,MS. He has a huge statue in the cemetery here. Plus he was involved in a murder here. 6mo
robinb Sounds like it‘s definitely a more impressive gravesite than this one. This one would be quite easy to overlook if you weren‘t looking for it. 6mo
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Skygoddess1
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Loved visiting Faulkner House Books on my recent trip to New Orleans. Such an adorable bookstore located in William Faulkner‘s former house. #bookstorelove #travels

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There are days where I really love my job, yesterday was one of those days. I got to spend 25 hours in New Orleans and I made the most of my time, going on a self guided literary tour. My first stop was Faulkner House Books. A bookstore in William Faulkner‘s former residence. So many wonderful books, many from local NOLA authors, and I bought a new copy of the mentioned book. #bookstorelove #travels

BiblioLitten 😍😍 6mo
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BookBumming
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There is so much to say about this southern gothic novel.. and yet I can‘t find the words. I truly felt like I was on this family‘s journey the whole way rather than an observer. The dark humor won me over right away, the dictation challenged me in the best ways and the scenery descriptions didn‘t leave out any of the 5 senses.. I feel like a more well rounded reader after finishing this story. ⚠️Remainder of the review is in the comments⚠️

BookBumming I already miss certain characters and want to know what ever becomes of them.. Cash, Darl, Vernon, Cora, even Dewey Dell and Mrs.Bundren the 2nd. If you get the chance to read this novel, take it. It is simultaneously beautiful, horrific and hilarious. 8mo
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BookBumming
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🤪📚❤️🤘🏻
Currently switching back and forth between reading William Faulkner‘s As I Lay Dying and The very last book in The Hunger Games! What are y‘all reading? #asilaydying #willaimfaulkner #thehungergames #mockingjay #teampeeta #katniss #lit #weekendreading #literary #bookmeme #meme #memes

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BookBumming
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This classic #southern #gothic was written in 1930. William #Faulkner wrote it in 6 weeks while working the night shift at a power plant! I‘m super excited for this read because #WillamFaulkner wrote my all time favorite short story. “A Rose for Emily” that specific story inspired me to write some stuff of my own so I‘ll always hold it near and dear to my heart.
#Chickens were mentioned right off the bat so I had to feature them in this picture.

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Samplergal
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This is only the second Faulkner I‘ve read, and it was quite a journey. The stream of consciousness writing is so difficult at times, plus the southern vernacular can get tricky. I can‘t say I loved it, but what a tale he tells. It‘s been on my TBR shelf for far too long.
Two down, and three others are within “striking distance”. Loving The Hand That First Held Mine and The Wonder. #24b4Monday

TheReadingMermaid You're doing excellent sweetie, keep it up! 8mo
Andrew65 Brilliant time. 🙌 8mo
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Vinjii
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Look at my shiny new Kindle case. Purple 🥰😍 and now to read some Faulkner while taking a break from writing.

BookishMarginalia I have that case! (I love it!) 11mo
Vinjii @BookishMarginalia It‘s so pretty 😍 11mo
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JLaurenceCohen
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is one of Faulkner's funniest novels, though It's pretty dark humor (think Coen brothers). There are a dozen different narrators creating a cacophony of voices. As I Lay Dying explores themes of madness, agency, family, and the failure of language.

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scowler1
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Stream of consciousness. That's what they call this kind of writing. River of bullshit is what I got. A highly influential work from one of the best writers of the twentieth century. That's what they say. I found the incoherent babbling of illiterate country folk very dull, but I did hate them all by the end so I suppose that's something.

jillannjohn I had a hard time with this one too. I keep thinking I should try again. Maybe not. 🤣 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Amazing book. Very disturbing. If you haven't read it yet: it is not very long, so it's worth trying even if you don't like it or find it difficult.

I've realised recently how much I love it when a comic moment breaks up an otherwise serious book.

Above: original Penguin cover - the best one I could find by far.

Next step: watch movie directed by James Franco.

#lifetimereadingplan

Samplergal Loved it. I must read more Faulkner. Thanks for posting this. 14mo
zsuzsanna_reads @samplergal yes I know, given how much I've loved the books I read by him, I haven't read enough of them. 14mo
Emilymdxn I adored this book! First Faulkner I ever read 14mo
Booksnchill Amazing cover. All I remember of the book is english majors going around our High School corridors saying “My mother is a fish” to many odd looks! 14mo
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ChristyM
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I can‘t explain why I chose this for summer reading. I‘d never tried Faulkner before - the writing is beautiful and harsh. The words reminded me of my Virginia grandmother - I can hear her saying “I‘ll be durned.” Not a feel-good book by any means but I‘m glad I experienced it.

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AllenTStClair
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It was a mild, rainy day in my neck of Texas—so what better to do than read? People say so many great things about this book—and it is interesting and engaging—but I finished it hating nearly every character in it. Especially Anse, the patriarch of the family. To me, the story was just a long way of saying “sin begets sin”. Maybe, in twenty years, I‘ll reread it and find a deeper appreciation for it. Until then: 🤬

Zelma I can‘t do Faulkner. I know people might say I‘m missing out but I have tired and failed, and ultimately decided that I can live with that! 😆 1y
AllenTStClair @Zelma #UnpopularOpinion - you are missing nothing. 😂 1y
Zelma @AllenTStClair good to know! 😂👍 1y
AlaMich And then there‘s the movie tie-in cover...I hate those. As if Faulkner weren‘t bad enough by himself. IMHO, of course. I am in agreement with @Zelma on that. (edited) 1y
AllenTStClair @AlaMich I agree. But that‘s the only copy the independent bookstore had, so I swallowed my anger. 🤣 1y
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Joy0201
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Day four of #10booksthatchangedme
A whole lot of Faulkner in my life...

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coxy
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
Panpan

First book club choice - tough going, lots written in dialect and difficult to work out what was actually happening in the story.

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Ethands
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The unfolding of these characters through the eyes of others. The perspective changes really make this book unforgettable.
A grim hard travel, as the corpse decomposes the family rots with it.
I like that no one is relatable or really good morally, everyone in this book is twisted and that makes it so much more interesting.
8.5/10

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Emilymdxn
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So having just found out about the #litsyAtoZ challenge yesterday I tried to write down my books so far this year and was actually shocked to see how evenly distributed across the alphabet I‘ve been so far! Just need to think of something for V, X and Y but I honestly can‘t think of anything, hmu if you have any recommendations!

Soubhiville @MrBook just posted an alphabet list last night! Take a look. Also, I‘m a huge fan of 2y
Emilymdxn @Soubhiville ooh great ideas! I saw the Vagina Monologues a few years ago but I‘ve never actually read it 2y
Librarybelle Have you read anything by Geraldine Brooks? Her book about the Plague was interesting: 2y
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Emilymdxn @Librarybelle I haven‘t but I love historical fiction! On my list 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I recently read this, a short story, funny! 2y
Emilymdxn @erzascarletbookgasm thanks!! No idea how I‘d have found anything for X 2y
Mdargusch Wow! How nice. 👍🏼 2y
Pamwurtzler I liked Xingu too. What did you read for Z? 2y
Emilymdxn @Pamwurtzler I read zodiac by Robert gray smith, I haven‘t read a lot of true crime before but I enjoyed it more than I expected 2y
MrBook Thank you for sharing, @Soubhiville ☺️🤗! @Emilymdxn , you rock! Hopefully the list I shared last light helps. 😊 2y
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loleebs
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Beautiful use of literary devices.

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safehaven
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Taking a chance on my dad‘s favorite today #faulkner

RaimeyGallant Let us know how it goes! And welcome back 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. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
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KellyHunsakerReads
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Today we visited a used bookstore where I found this 3 volume boxed set (like new) of #Faulkner for only $6!

#classics

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Felso Great find! 2y
rhea_reads11 I want this. 2y
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Emilymdxn
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Like our rivers, our land: opaque, slow, violent: shaping the life of man in its implacable and brooding image.

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Emilymdxn
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Excited for my first post on here! Making the most of my vacation to America by trying to read some great American novels. I‘m loving Faulkner, and loving this wonderfully battered old university library copy. Like ten different people have written in it and underlined things, it makes me feel like I‘m constantly having a conversation with all of them.

Rachel.Rencher Welcome to Litsy! What a great first post. I love how you look at previous readers' markings as a conversation and not an annoyance. 2y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Reviewsbylola Welcome! I wasn‘t a huge fan of Faulkner when i read him in college and I‘ve been afraid to try again. 😬😬 2y
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Emilymdxn @Rachel.Rencher totally! It feels like I‘m discussing the book with like ten different people as I read it! It only annoys me if the markings make it harder for me to read the words, which can happen sometimes with library books 2y
Emilymdxn @Reviewsbylola I feel like faulkner would be super hard to read if you‘re being forced to because it‘s all quite directionless and weird... I was lucky to find editions with loads of explanatory notes and helpful readers who‘d underlined important bits! 2y
Emilymdxn @DebReads4fun thanks so much!! Hi there! 2y
Yeah_I_Read Hiiii! Saw your Post on the fb group. I would suggest, in order to find readers with similar tastes, to search the book you‘re reading and look at the posts attached to the book and follow the people who posted. I find that unlike other SM sites if you follow someone here they will more than likely follow you back. The litfluence thing is definitely daunting at first but give it time ❤️❤️❤️ Welcome. 2y
scripturient Saw your post on FB. Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 2y
Emilymdxn @Yeah_I_Read @scripturient you‘re both so lovely! So excited to get to know people 2y
scripturient @Emilymdxn I‘m sure you‘ll love it here. It‘s basically a book lover‘s heaven. ☺️ Looking forward to hearing more from you. Your comment on notes in the margins made me immediately think of another book which I highly recommend if you haven‘t read it yet: 2y
Yeah_I_Read ❤️ 2y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! I commented on your Facebook post! Be sure to checkout Raimey‘s #Litsytips: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ and Chelleo‘s #LitsyHowTo videos: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCwcuqcJRwNwEdLzipg_la3Q They‘re both great for new Littens! #LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyFamily #Whotofollow @LitsyHappenings - here are some new Littens you requested @krismarie_7 @kimkardashian @Bookhooked50 @Curlybookowl - the tags have more! 2y
Emilymdxn @scripturient omg I have read S and I loved it! It was such an amazing concept and a gorgeous artifact 2y
Emilymdxn @Jess7 that‘s so amazing of you to put together for me! Followed everyone of your suggesting! Bowled over by how nice you are! 2y
scripturient @Emilymdxn 👍🏻😊 Yes, I couldn‘t stop staring at the book because it‘s so beautiful. 😍 2y
Jess7 You‘re welcome! This is a super kind community. Definitely check out those tips - I think that will help. The biggest way to get the most out of Litsy is to interact. Follow several active users, like posts, comment, and etc. basically - jump right in! There are several monthly photo challenges on here and they‘re one of the easiest way to interact - I host one called #ReadingResolutions and I‘d love to see your posts! I also host @LitsyBuddyRead 2y
Jess7 I‘ll tag you in a few things you might like! 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you are enjoying it here! 2y
DebinHawaii And one of these days I am going to read Faulkner again--it's been since college. 😆 2y
Emilymdxn @DebinHawaii it‘s amazing here! Good luck with Faulkner! 2y
Mdargusch Hi 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 welcome! There are so many great people on here that I hope you have as much fun as I do! 2y
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mellowgirlblog
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Pickpick

Tried to read this in High School, and though I finished the book I did not at all enjoy it. Like so many others I‘ve been revisiting, I loved it now. It‘s a poignant and darkly funny drama, almost heartbreaking. Some of the characters I loved to hate. Others feel so vividly real that I couldn‘t put the book down. Beautiful! I highly recommend this. Go back to the classics you couldn‘t enjoy before- slow down and see their beauty.

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mellowgirlblog
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Loved this book, finished it last week. I‘ve really been in a Southern US literature mood lately. Anyone have any recommendations? ☺️

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Valeka
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Some good finds at the bookstore this evening. Old books smell the best!

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Jas16
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11th Grade American Lit #favoriteschoolread #riotgrams

MargoCatts Oh, yes! I think Grapes of Wrath might have been my first cap-L Literature, and I remember discussing it in class and thinking “Ohhhh” 2y
jillannjohn I think I need to try Faulkner again. I struggled to get through this one. 2y
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HotCocoaReads
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First off, I found As I Lay Dying not to be as difficult to follow as Faulkner's other novels I've read. Of course his writing is spot on, challenging but well done, but I'll admit I didn't love the story all that much. I couldn't stop cringing and laughing at the image of them trying to get that coffin across the river. And was getting exasperated by the end. I loved the short chapters and changing narrators. This is a good one!!!

Jamesmelvinmitchell My favorite author and one of his best. I‘ve found over time that I enjoy his writing more and more. Do you have a favorite? 2y
HotCocoaReads @Jamesmelvinmitchell The only other Ive read is The Sound and the Fury, which was difficult—I would say I liked As I Lay Dying more though. 2y
Jamesmelvinmitchell Absalom Absalom is really good as well. And it all starts with Flags in the Dust. 2y
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kylienoele
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Our trip to New Orleans was so much fun!! We didn't get to go into the store (it was late when we actually found it) but at least we saw it! 📚⚜️ @ElizaTodd

Picked up some special things for my #MugLove match! Sending them off this week!

susanw I‘m heading to NO in two weeks! This is on my places to visit also! 2y
TK421 I was cheesy and bought a book of his short stories there.😊 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
Linsy 💖 2y
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twohectobooks
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Argh forgot to photograph this before returning it to the library!

Really surprised by how much I enjoyed this, given that I like my narratives & language to be straightforward without unnecessary obfuscation. But that‘s just it, I don‘t think any of the obfuscation here is unnecessary! The characters‘ voices are all so unique & important to the story.

DID have to do a bit of research to make sure I understood the ending.

My mother is a fish.

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twohectobooks
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

1. Sugar cookies. I can‘t stop.
2. Either? As long as I can be somewhere I consider “home” for the holidays I‘m happy.
3. Just finished 56th book (As I Lay Dying) last night, still hope to squeeze in a few more.
4. Home Alone. But really It‘s a Wonderful Life.
5. Better communication and increased understanding between groups with different views.

twohectobooks How am I one of the only people who interpreted #5 in the same sense as the song? 2y
howjessreads @twohectobooks That‘s how I actually meant it, if it makes ya feel better. :) 2y
twohectobooks @jesshowbooks it really does! Merry Christmas! 2y
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twohectobooks
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Tonight‘s dilemma: do I wait to start a new book till I can pick this one up from the library, or pick something of my own to read instead?!

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Lady._.of_the._.lake
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A beautifully cynical story about redefining yourself after the death of a loved one and what death really is and means. Though many of the characters are brash and selfish, they're all oddly likeable in their own way - except for Anse - and weave paradoxical questions into an insane journey.

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anniehartnett
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My mother is a fish. Thanksgiving reading.

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littlelibrarian
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“I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.”
#quotsynov17 #death

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Billypar
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Still the only Faulkner I've read, and it was as challenging a read as everyone says. In a novel that favors dialogue over action, #theriver scene is a memorable exception. Remember on the Oregon Trail game when you decided to ford the river and things didn't go so well? Maybe someone in your group died recently? This scene shows you what that actually entails. #rocktober @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Suet624 I hated when my people died in that game. 2y
mcipher Have you played the card game? Super fun, and you're just as likely to die as on a computer. 😆 2y
BarbaraBB I just read this one. Very good. 2y
Billypar @mcipher I never heard of the card game- I'm going to have to check it out. 2y
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Anei
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Pickpick

Had a really great discussion about this text in class, made me realize I need to give it a few more passes.

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Crystalblu
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Couldn't pass up this deal!

DGRachel 😍😍 2y
GuiltyFeat Nice editions. Good find! 2y
kspenmoll Of course not!!! 2y
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Caroline2 Oh what lovely editions! 😍 2y
ApoptyGina69 Great score! I've only read 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Nice ones. Look at the spines! 💜 2y
Crystalblu @erzascarletbookgasm I know! I love how his face is completed by all three books! 2y
UwannaPublishme So cool! 😊👍🏻 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Has anyone else read this? It's my first Faulkner, and I'm struggling a bit. I looked through summaries online, but I can't keep the characters straight or figure out exactly what's going on. 😳

Bette I remember reading it. It was so dry, with endless sentences from what I recall. I imagine it was required reading in school. Not much help I'm afraid. 😞 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Bette That's okay! I found out his writing style is stream of consciousness which I've always struggled with. I think this one is going to be a bail for me. 2y
Olivia306 We studied Faulkner at uni and this was mandatory reading. His prose is difficult to follow at times, but I actually liked this novel. But it did take me a few tries to finish it. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads I found it difficult at first, but the more I read the better I understood it. His style takes some getting used to. I had to reread things a couple times to finally get some grasp on what was written. 2y
Notafraidofwords I read this one recently for the first time. As a bookmark, I used an index card and placed the names of each kid and a description I got from wiki. I also watched YouTube videos on the book. All of this helped me get through it. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Olivia306 @OrangeMooseReads Yeah, I think I'll have to read spark notes and give it another go. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Notafraidofwords Oh my gosh, that is genius! I could do this with so many books, too. 2y
Notafraidofwords @Rachel.Rencher lol I had to do it in order to get through. I'm not a fan of index cards as bookmarks but it's the only thing that got me through. 2y
robinb I always think of Faulkner as the author whose paragraphs went on for pages! ? I had a college course on him as well, and while I also found myself re-reading over and over, once I "got" it, I liked it. Deep but worth it. 2y
Lucas.Rencher Just pick it up another time and it will be better 😙 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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My English teachers never taught me the authors like Faulkner, Vonnegut, etc. Better late than never! 🤓

Hoopiefoot Neither did mine. I'm trying to work my way through them now too. 2y
Lucas.Rencher I feel like we missed out not reading these in high school 😙 2y
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LauraBeth
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When my mom was dying, she asked to be buried where she grew up. When we thought she was asleep, she overheard us discussing logistics. She opened her eyes to say she had changed her mind to make it easier for us. This broke my heart.

I finally understood this book. That even in death, our journey continues. And you do whatever it takes to honor your loved one.

We laid her to rest by her mom and dad in the town she grew up in. 👇#familyaffair

LauraBeth Also - this book gets a bad rap for being difficult to read - which is unfortunate. Sometimes you'll read a book years before your life will intersect with the meaning of it and before you understand it - but when it does - prepare to be blown away. ❤️ Is it a challenging read? Yes. But I've found that the books that challenge me are the ones that change me. (edited) 2y
PrincessLibrarian That's exactly how I felt about The Sound and the Fury. My parents separated over the Easter weekend of 2011 (the same timing in the year as everything in TSAF). I just kept thinking of the Easter that rocked my world and reading these other perspectives of an Easter long ago. I was cultivating my writing style while reading this book, and it just totally overwhelmed my life. It will always be my right book at the right time. (edited) 2y
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kspenmoll Lovely tribute to your mom. She was lucky to have such love in her life. ❤️ 2y
Caryl This is beautiful, @LauraBeth. And what a precious photo. Thank you for sharing with us. ❤️ 2y
KarenUK 💗💗💗 2y
JacqMac All so true. 💕❤️ 2y
AmandaL ❤️ 2y
Cortg ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
mrp27 💗💗💗 2y
irre 💕💕 2y
LeahBergen This was truly beautiful to read, @LauraBeth 😘😘😘 2y
BethFishReads 💗💗💗 2y
DivineDiana A true testament to love. 💗 2y
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
stacybmartin What a beautiful tribute to your mom. 💜 2y
Simona ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Lmstraubie 💗💗💗 2y
tammysue ❤️❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Love everything about this post, especially the photo 💕💕 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Lovely post 💕 2y
Centique So true 💕 2y
TrishB You were lucky to have each other 💝❤ lovely post. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Thanks for sharing this picture and your thoughts and how you honored your mother 💗💗 2y
BarbaraBB What a beautiful story. Yours and Faulkners. Loved the book as well. 2y
Mimi28 Kinda weird because my mom is turning 73 on August 26th and her best friend is her cousin. I was named after her. Her birthday is 8/22 and my birthday is 2/28. Your experience has helped me treasure my mom a lot more. Thanks ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️You are extremely strong and brave ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
britt_brooke 💚 2y
rohit-sawant ❤❤ 2y
LauraBeth @PrincessLibrarian I also love TSAF ❤️. I love how you can see your own story in someone else's. 2y
LauraBeth @kspenmoll thanks for your sweet words 💕😊 2y
LauraBeth Thanks for saying @Caryl 😊❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @KarenUK 😘❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @JacqMac ☺️💕 2y
LauraBeth @AmandaL 💕💕 2y
LauraBeth @Cortg 😘💕 2y
LauraBeth @mrp27 💕💕 2y
LauraBeth @irre ❤️❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks for your kind words @LeahBergen 😘❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @DivineDiana 😊❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @stacybmartin 😊💕 2y
LauraBeth @Simona ❤️💕 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Cinfhen 😘❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @elkeo 😊❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @Centique 💕💕 2y
LauraBeth @TrishB 😊❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB 😊❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @Mimi28 awwww 😘❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @rohit-sawant 💕💕 2y
DebinHawaii Beautiful post. Sending you hugs.💜💜💜 2y
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Notafraidofwords
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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Mehso-so

This book took me about two weeks to read, because its so confusing. Yet, the story captivated me. This is my first Faulkner and I don't know if he is brilliant or just being sold to me as brilliant. I did like this quote:“That's the one trouble with this country: everything, weather, all, hangs on too long. Like our rivers, our land: opaque, slow, violent; shaping and creating the life of man in its implacable and brooding image.”

Yeah_I_Read I have a hard time reading these "train-of-thought" type books. I forgot what the actual literary term is ? 2y
EvieBee Kudos for finishing! 2y
EvieBee @Yeah_I_Read Stream of consciousness? I have a very hard time with those also. I've tried to read Mrs. Dalloway too many times to count. 2y
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Notafraidofwords @EvieBee84 it was a challenge for sure. 2y
Yeah_I_Read @EvieBee84 Yesss!!! It was on the tip of my tongue! I really wanted to read A History of Seven Killings but I couldn't bc it is written like this. 2y
Yeah_I_Read *"A Brief History of Seven Killings" 2y
EvieBee @Yeah_I_Read That is too funny because I had to stop reading too! I was listening to the audio book and no. 2y
EvieBee @Notafraidofwords have you read other Faulkner? I haven't read anything of his but aspire to. I own most of his works. 2y
AmyG I can't read and understand Faulkner without cliffnotes. (edited) 2y
Notafraidofwords @AmyG I used Wikipedia to make sure I was understanding the plot lol 2y
Hooked_on_books I read this in my AP English class many moons ago and remember really enjoying it. I'm glad I read it with others, since it helped me understand it. I think it would be a good read along or book club choice. 2y
Notafraidofwords @Hooked_on_books yeah. That's very true. I never had to read Faulkner. So I went in blind. 2y
DarcysMom I had really mixed feelings about this book. I finished it mainly because I couldn't let it win. 😑 2y
Notafraidofwords @DarcysMom omg same :/ but I don't know if I'll ever pick up another Faulkner. 2y
quietjenn I keep thinking I should try Faulkner again. When I had to read him in college it was a challenge, to say the least. 2y
Notafraidofwords @quietjenn I really struggled through this one and felt really stupid at times. 2y
KathyWheeler I think Faulkner is brilliant but that he's not to everyone's taste because he's just odd. I loved Absalom, Absalom and The Sound and the Fury, but almost everyone I know hates those books. Also, even though I loved them, I've oddly not felt the need to read more of his work. 2y
Notafraidofwords @KathyWheeler that's good to know. I have no interest in any other of his works. 2y
mavenofmayhem Sometimes it's a matter of wedding the story and style to where you are in life. I didn't like Faulkner when I first read him. Dont discount it. Seek him out after your next tragedy. 2y
Taylor Greatest writer of all time 😍 (edited) 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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#FolioFreaks: these 'low stock' buttons in the #FolioSociety sale catalog may be marketing, but they are downright terrifying!

saresmoore This is just straight torture, what they're doing to you! 2y
LauraBrook This so makes me want to start getting Folios, but I know once I start it'll be hard to stop. 😳 2y
emilyhaldi LOL!!!! 2y
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Avanders I love the book title you picked for this ..... 😏 2y
aeeklund Ohhhhhhhh that edition of Orlando... *salivates* 2y
LeahBergen They're EVIL. 2y
Kalalalatja How dare they! 2y
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JacintaMCarter
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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Since I'm not a Stars Wars person, I didn't know what a #ScruffyHeadedNerfHerder was. After looking it up, though, I decided Darl fits the description pretty well. #Characters2017

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
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