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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce
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Faibka
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Late to the party but here it goes

#7covers7days Day 1

Thanks for the tag @Daisey

Daisey This is a lovely cover! Looking forward to seeing what you choose. 2mo
Faibka @Daisey thanks, it‘s been fun! 2mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJune19 Day 9: #Incoherent
I have yet to read this novel by James Joyce who with his stream of consciousness narration is sometimes said to be #incoherent. 🤓😍🧚🏼‍♀️📚

gradcat His work is damned difficult, that‘s for sure. ♥️ 5mo
Ddzmini Hum is it weird if I understood it??? But then I‘m in my master classes for psychology 😝🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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Andrea313
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#J is for James Joyce. #30JuneBooks
@howjessreads

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CoffeeNBooks
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Mehso-so

I finally finished reading this today!

Readergrrl I have never read this and always vaguely guilty when I hear that someone else has. What did you think? I‘ve read Dubliners but nothing else by Joyce. 6mo
Gezemice Congrats. I have tried reading it and failed. 6mo
StayCurious Unfortunately I‘m not a fan of Joyce. A university class I had went way too deep into Ulysses and ruined him for me. 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Readergrrl This is the only book I've read of his. I had a hard time getting through it- I didn't find it very interesting. 6mo
CoffeeNBooks @Gezemice It took me a really long time to get through it, because I didn't really like it. 6mo
CoffeeNBooks @Stay-Curious This is the only book of his I've read. I've heard Ulysses is a tough read. A friend recommended I read Joyce's short stories. 6mo
Readergrrl @Stay-Curious I‘m not a huge fan either... but my friend ended up focusing her Masters thesis on JJ after watching her professor punch a visiting lecturer in the nose (while lecturing) who made disparaging comments about JJ. Granted this was at Trinity College in Dublin!!! 😂☘️ 6mo
Readergrrl @Stay-Curious My friend felt if anyone could be that passionate about an author then that author must worth the study!! 6mo
StayCurious @Readergrrl wow! If I‘m ever in that neck of the woods I‘ll only say good things lol 6mo
Readergrrl @Stay-Curious Right??? 6mo
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Becker
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It‘s a warm spring day in my neck of Ontario and I‘m thinking green today 🎋

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Susanita
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1. Yes, mostly involving travel.
2. Yes!
3. Yes. I‘d like to visit Antarctica but don‘t like being cold.
4. I just started this and already want to bail. It‘s my own copy, though, so I‘ll pick it up later when I don‘t have library books due and fast-approaching book club meetings.
#Ireland #literaryluck
#hellothursday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! ❤️ 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🖋 8mo
vkois88 Traveling sounds fun! 8mo
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Asommers
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Pickpick

The Irish Catholic Upbringing... 7/10

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paulfrankspencer
Pickpick

The maturing youth, in losing faith, turns to intellectualism in his art to fill the void, but finds in the shadows of his emotion form without content. The pride of his craft and his ultimate decision push him onward into a sterile and static loneliness from which he might be saved only in the humility of the self-choice of repentance. This book is the essence of melancholy for those who can understand the hopeless reflections of a doomed poet.

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Panpan

Was very hard to get through!!!!!!!

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fyoDosty07

Consciousness of place came ebbing back to him slowly over a vast tract of time unlit, unfelt, unlived.

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Tiyas7
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My current read!!! And damn it's slow in pace.
Semi Autobiographical in nature, I've been engrossed in certain parts of this book so much, that it has been a hard time coming back to reality😭.....and certain parts of it, just put me too sleep.😪
Hands down one of the most conflicting/polarising books I've read in my life✋✋

#goodbookbadpacing #saynotobailing

TheEldritchProfessor Impressive! I‘ve definitely bailed on this book at least twice. Reading Joyce is like swimming through drying concrete! 1y
Tiyas7 @TheEldritchProfessor Exactly!! Those were my first thoughts. But on further reading.....Well, as I said it's conflicting😮 1y
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smccallum
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Onwards to the next book in my road to Ulysses, I loved sections of Dubliners so let‘s see what we find here!

Suzze I read that maybe 45 years ago. Not sure if I remember it at all. 1y
Samplergal I read in college when dinosaurs 🦖 roamed the earth. I really don‘t remember a thing about it. I don‘t think that is a reflection of his writing. 😂 1y
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Leftcoastzen
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#oldcoolbooks #bildungsroman Once I remembered what that word meant I knew I had many of these.😃

LeahBergen That‘s a cool Catcher 👍🏻 1y
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Thx! I love it 😍 I bet Salinger hated it.😂😬 1y
jveezer What edition is that Portrait? Looks good. 1y
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Leftcoastzen @jveezer good eye! First, it has issues though , a little water damage . 1y
batsy First edition Portrait 😍😍 1y
ReadZenRites Oooh MY! What a beautiful lineup!! 💗 1y
Leftcoastzen @ReadZenRites Thanks, I love them all .love your Litsy handle!😊 1y
ReadZenRites Thanks. Yours is pretty cool too 😊 1y
Linsy Wonderful!! 🤩 1y
britt_brooke Love that edition of The Catcher in the Rye! 1y
Leftcoastzen @britt_brooke Thx!Love the older paperbacks and their covers 1y
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actuallyalison
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Mehso-so

I would suggest reading this if you're into Modernist writing. It's certainly not my favorite book, but it had a lot of good moments. I'm satisfied having read it; perhaps I'm satisfied saying that I've read it.

I struggled to connect with the characters, but a lot of my peers didn't. Maybe it's a me thing. I'd suggest reading if you're a lit. major for sure. I could at least learn from the writing style.

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hlgreenfield
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Doing my trip of Belgium ( Brussels - Ghent - Brugge - Antwerp) and found a lovely bookshop + coffeeshop where I had to buy a book ( so I got the local Harry Potter copy for my collection and this book which I've been meaning to read for a while) I haven't read much so far, but we are having a nice break for tea and I'll try and read some more!

DGRachel Beautiful cover! 2y
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mirellalella86
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Pickpick

One of the best books I have ever read. #bookmooch #bookcrossing #Joyce #loved it....
👍👍👍

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rhea_reads11
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Pickpick

I enjoyed it thoroughly. Again. it's the fourth time. Academic reads. (Can't dare to read apart from college stuffs at this moment??). It has everything I look for in a non-fiction. Beautiful way of description. Characters are well conceived. Perfect way to present an almost autobiography. I love Joyce. Looking forward to read "Ulysses" too.

A must read for every Bookworm... if you still haven't.

mirellalella86 Fifteen pages left ... 😊👍 2y
rhea_reads11 Tell me how it was.. @mirellalella86 2y
mirellalella86 Going to finish it in the afternoon. Really loving it. @rhea_reads11 💙 2y
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rhea_reads11 👍that's great. @mirellalella86 2y
mirellalella86 Finished. One of the best books I have ever read.... I may say. @rhea_reads11 📚👍 2y
rhea_reads11 Me too. It's become my favourite tbh @mirellalella86 2y
mirellalella86 Magnificent.... 💙💙💙x @rhea_reads11 2y
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mirellalella86
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At the beginning, and I'm loving it. xxx👍👓📚📚☺
Wishing you all, a good week.
#LOVE💙

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charlydaws
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"The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question."

#jamesjoyce #amreading #reading

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Ericalambbrown
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Sláinte! Retiring this evening with Bushmills and a gorgeous James Joyce from The Folio Society. #happystpatricksday #foliosociety #Irish #bushmills

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Augustdana
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☘️☘️☘️🍀☘️☘️☘️ 💚💚💚

BarbaraBB Nora Webster 💚 2y
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An_Ironical_Heart.97
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"He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life."
The moment of liberation at the end.

RaimeyGallant Sorry. I hit paste and accidentally sent you my review for an airline app that has been causing me problems this morning. Here's the real message: Lovely quote! 2y
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
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Jess7 Here is the link to @RaimeyGallant ‘s tips! They‘re really good for new Littens: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ (edited) 2y
Chelleo Welcome! 🤗 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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Godmotherx5
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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readinginthedark
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Pickpick

Joyce is a complicated author. He knows how to transport you to an early 20th-century Ireland. This is a semi-autobiographical novel, and the reflection of coming-of-age for a boy during an important period of Ireland‘s political history=spot-on. The discussions of Catholicism, philosophy, and politics were brilliant. I can‘t say I enjoyed the whole book, but I‘m happy to have read it. I‘d recommend starting with Dubliners if you‘re new to Joyce!

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Jessicaswebster
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“I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use—silence, exile, and cunning”

readinginthedark That‘s beautiful—is it a bookmark? 2y
Jessicaswebster @readinginthedark it‘s actually the back inside flap of the book, one of the beautiful penguin classic deluxe editions ^_^ 2y
readinginthedark Oh wow, fantastic! 2y
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Faibka
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“I will not serve that in which I no longer believe wether it call itself my home, my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -silence, exile and cunning.”

Dolly Oh, those first 11 words break my heart. Love, love, love the bookmark! 😺 2y
Faibka @Dolly 😸 thanks, I love everything kitty related 2y
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Faibka
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“When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me about nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.”

Loving this book 👍

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Faibka
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“This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am.”

Taking a break to curl up with my book :)

TheAnitaAlvarez This edition is so pretty! 2y
rabbitprincess I love your mug! 2y
Faibka @TheAnitaAlvarez yes, I love it! :) 2y
Faibka @rabbitprincess thanks! It‘s one of my favorites ☺️ 2y
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Faibka
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A wonderful quote from this beautiful book

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Faibka
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“He was destined to learn his own wisdom apart from others or to learn the wisdom of others himself wondering among the snares of the world”

Many thanks to @Marmie7 for this beautiful bookmark! 💕

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Faibka
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I love the way Joyce‘s writing makes the reader empathize with the characters and almost feel and experience each scene, as a witness to it or as if it is happening to you. He had previously witnessed another boy being struck and had wondered how painful it would be. Makes you feel that life is but a narrative in which you are alternately the narrator and main character and get to experience it both through others‘ perceptions and your own.

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Faibka
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“The air was soft and gray and mild and evening was coming. There was the smell of evening in the air, the smell of the fields in the country where they digged up turnips to peal them and eat them when they went out for a walk to Major Barton‘s, the smell there was in the little wood beyond the pavilion where the gallnuts were.”
Image: https://hiveminer.com/Tags/clongowes,ireland

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Faibka
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“Stephen, raising his terrorstricken face, saw that his father‘s eyes were full of tears”

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Faibka
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Prepping up for cozy December reading time!

Sarah83 Great cover 😍 2y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Panpan

*sigh* Am I even allowed to "pan" Joyce here??
Yes this had great passages, yes this was interesting to study in class, yes this is an amazingly intricate narrative in the tradition of a Bildungsroman... But it was SUCH a struggle to read. I can't really say that I enjoyed it, not one bit. Sorry.

Libby1 Yes. Yes you can! I bailed on this one many years ago. 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Libby1 good to know! I was about to bail. Glad I'm not the only one 2y
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ephemeralwaltz

"The peace of the gardens and the kindly lights in the windows poured a tender influence into his restless heart."

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ephemeralwaltz
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#currentreads 👌📚❤

JoeStalksBeck I adore Camus! 2y
ephemeralwaltz @JoeStalksBeck I'm really enjoying it! Very accessible prose 👌 2y
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ephemeralwaltz
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First required reading of the semester for my course on Modernist Lit!
Perks of being a bookworm: saving money! --> half of the required reading list is already on your TBR shelves at home! I scored this at the used bookstore months ago - it's pretty cute 😍

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Booksnchill
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I found out about #Boxalls1001Books and decided to look at the list- English major I figured I would have read many- nope only 150 so miles to go(if I bother-Bret Easton Ellis, I think not). This was the book for my honors paper in High School and I just reread- Stephen Dedalus grows up. Short and yes, in the early 80s we were reading the dead white men almost exclusively- this one I liked as well as the Annotated podcast episode on Ulysses.

merelybookish I like checking in with that list occasionally! Read some but lots I haven't! 2y
Lcsmcat I love these kinds of lists! Is there a link you could post? 2y
Booksnchill @Lcsmcat sure, and it is also a Goodreads group and has its own app! https://1001bookreviews.com/the-1001-book-list/ 2y
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brilliantglow
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Reading at the beach today! Out on Lake Erie.

britt_brooke Nice! 2y
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SeveredHeadofBerlioz
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Frequent and violent temptations were a proof that the citadel of the soul had not fallen and that the devil raged to make it fall.

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Mdargusch
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Book porn for #foliofreaks. ❤

emilyhaldi Beautiful!!!! You got a few huh? Now maybe i don't feel so bad about placing my order.... 2y
DrexEdit 😍 2y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 😍 What is the one in the lower right corner? 2y
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Kalalalatja Beautiful! 😍 2y
Caroline2 😍 🤤 2y
Mdargusch @rubyslippersreads it's The Garden of the Finzi Continis. I forget why I ordered it, but I remember having trouble deciding because I wanted something that was beautiful and had a good plot. 2y
Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I only ordered two. Remember the Portrait of the Artist was "free". ?? 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg you ordered too?!? 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

Way too much religion for me, but still I liked it better than I thought I would. The coming of age of Stephen in catholic Ireland is believable and authentic.
#1001books

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batsy
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"Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead." This line always brings a lump to my throat. Stephen Dedalus invokes his namesake from Greek myth, the craftsman Daedalus, as he embarks on the writing life. To become an artificer like Daedalus, only using words as tools. Stephen's own father doesn't understand him. This is poignant, revealing his need for a father figure & mentor who does. #fathers #JuneBookBugs @RealLifeReading

Leftcoastzen One of my favorite books ever! 2y
Leftcoastzen Damn ! Gotta find that edition to read Karl Oves introduction 😀 2y
batsy @Leftcoastzen I don't have that edition either and I want it 😆 2y
readinginthedark That‘s a beautiful cover! 😍 2y
readinginthedark Also, powerful observation! 😉 2y
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Blaire
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A day late, I'm going with a classic Irish author. I remember reading "the dead," in high school English and being kind of blown away. I have yet to tackle "Ulysses," someday perhaps. #irishauthors #marchintoreading

Minervasbutler When you do, may I suggest reading Ellmann's Ulysess on the Liffey or Burgess's Here Comes Everybody at the same time? Both great guides which helped me a lot 3y
Blaire @Minervasbutler thank you for those recommendations! I think having a guide would be helpful and make it less intimidating. Much appreciated. 3y
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AEBowenPhD
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Happy #StPatricksDay, everyone! Please don't pinch me.

ChasingOm Pretty! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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I read this last year, and while I found it challenging, it was entertaining. #day24 #bildungsroman #feistyfeb

RealLifeReading I haven't dared to read Joyce! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @RealLifeReading I get it! I think this is a good novel to start with. It's relatively short and straightforward. Now Ulysses, that's a different story!😊 3y
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