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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary)
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
This deluxe paperback edition--featuring flaps, new cover art, and a new foreword by Tom Bissell--celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original publication of "Infinite Jest." A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, "Infinite Jest" explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
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Patchshank
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Bookishthoughts Thank you very much! 2mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 2mo
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BookyMcBookface
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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I feel ya, kid.

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CallMeIshmael
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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We meet again old friend....this time is the time

Jilly6183 My husband just picked a copy... It sounds good but it's such a chunkster! How do you like it? 3mo
CallMeIshmael @Jilly6183 it is the moby dick to my Captain Ahab....I have tried and failed several times but I absolutely love it. It‘s odd that I have trouble finishing it. Life always gets in the way and you have to pay attention to this book. It is a long term love affair with peaks and valleys but the journey is the best part 3mo
Bookish.SAM It‘s a bit of an Everest. I did get through it a few years ago, but it took some serious effort. Best of luck to you this time around! 3mo
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CallMeIshmael
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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FYI and new podcast to be kind of a read along partner with the Everest of books

britt_brooke Ooh, interesting! I may check out the podcast. The book is brilliant, but the most challenging - and probably most rewarding - book I‘ve ever read. 3mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 7mo
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tournevis
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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1️⃣ I am told I'm a Gemini, but what that means is... don't know. Don't really care either, TBH.
2️⃣ Getting two conference presentations ready in two days. Power writing!
3️⃣ Tagged. Ugh... Blargh.
4️⃣ Beyond cleaning, washing and groceries? Not really.
5️⃣ Will do! 👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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EadieB
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Day 29 - #infinite #literaryluck

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America. Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family, Infinite Jest explores what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our lives; how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.

EadieB I own this book and I need to read it soon! #infinitejest #davidfosterwallace #1001bookstoread 7mo
Vinjii It took me two years to read this and I still don‘t know if I like it. 7mo
EadieB @Vinjii Funny! 7mo
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Maude
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I've heard mixed things about it but I'm going to give it a shot, Bryson is sitting with me for moral support. #dogsoflitsy

SassyBookworm Precious 🐶 8mo
Ruthiella Good Luck! 😀 8mo
mreads ❤🐕❤ 8mo
Marilyncjackson Such cute support ❤️ 8mo
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rather_be_reading
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Heres my haul out of the box

Crazeedi That's a pretty cool stack!👍😊 8mo
ErinGoBragh1011 I applaud anyone who can read Infinite Jest. 1,000pgs is a lot! 8mo
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Violetta
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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I've just caught up with#INJT2019📘 I didn't have stickers at hand when I started, so I have a log in my phone now, and it's already like a little novel itself😁 I can't say I see all the plot lines yet (is that even possible??), but the conspiracy is surely beginning to outline, and I'm totally into the Incadenza family. I'm loving the translation - lots of stunningly beautiful (or terrific) images for now. @LazyDays, how are you doing?😉

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tournevis
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1️⃣ (I have so many of those😋) The tagged book is 500+ pages of pretentious xenophobic swill. Blargh!
2️⃣ Yes, please.
3️⃣ [redacted]
4️⃣ Wizard of Oz
5️⃣ Paris

Eggs #1 😂😂😂😂 I could not do it either 9mo
batsy Lol! I'm staying well away from tagged book. 9mo
tournevis @Eggs @batsy I don't understand how and why it's a classic. 9mo
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Patchshank
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I've already got my pick for #24in48
According to the Kindle App it will take me over 30 hours to complete so this is a perfect chance to read it. I've had this book for years and haven't even started it. I hear so much about it. Now I can form my own opinion.

Trashcanman I love this Novel. I hope you do too. 10mo
jillannjohn This has been on TBR for a long time. It‘s a bit intimidating. Enjoy! 10mo
Velvetsun My favorite book. I‘m envious that you‘re reading it for the first time. 😊 10mo
riversong153 Omg!! 10mo
Nute Gosh! Good luck with the effort. You can do it!! 10mo
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Violetta
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I finally got my hands on Russian translation of #InfiniteJest 🤩 Now let's find out how many years will pass till I get to read at least one of them 😁
#bookhaul #TBR
UPD: #INJT2019 @LazyDays
Seems it won't take that long 🤓

tournevis snort snort snort snort 10mo
Violetta @tournevis Have you read this one? 😅 10mo
Bookishthoughts 🙌🎉 10mo
tournevis @Violetta I have and I have detested it with firery intensity. 10mo
Violetta @tournevis That's a pity. But all the more interesting to read myself, after I've seen quite a lot of different opinions! 10mo
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nudibranch
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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Guys, why in the heck am I only apparently interested in reading books that are 800+ pages long??! 😭🤦‍♀️😅 #doorstoppers

Graywacke You have quite a theme there 10mo
nudibranch @Graywacke right?? The more into books I get, the more dense I like them...apparently... 10mo
Reviewsbylola I love buying chunksters but I have to be in a certain mood to actually read them. 10mo
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britt_brooke Infinite Jest makes you work, but it‘s brilliant. I haven‘t read the others. 10mo
Branwen Because you're awesome! 10mo
Crazeedi A challenge to be had! I love them. I usually don't read a book less than 300 pages unless it's been highly recommended 10mo
nudibranch @britt_brooke good! I'm doing the #INJT2019 challenge this year, so I'm glad to hear it :) 10mo
nudibranch @Branwen aww geez, you're making me blush!! Do you like them too? 10mo
nudibranch @Reviewsbylola oh totally! what other ones have you found? 10mo
nudibranch @Crazeedi you know, I might unintentionally be the same way... 10mo
britt_brooke @nudibranch I read it with a group read on here a couple of years ago. It‘s definitely the way to go because you all can really analyze and discuss. Hope you enjoy! 10mo
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shadowspeak17
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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It‘s here! Thank you so much @Texreader! I‘m really looking forward to reading this. 😄

Texreader Fantastic! Congratulations on winning the giveaway! 10mo
deadrabbitsbooks So good! Good luck ❤️📚 10mo
hanseatic @shadowspeak17 Such a great book! Have fun reading! 10mo
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Velvetsun
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Am I crazy for wanting to read this all over again, even though I just finished it last week?!
Yes. Yes I am. 😆😬😬
@LazyDays #INJT2019

Bookishthoughts 🙌😊🤣 10mo
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LitsyHappenings
Infinite Jest (Tenth Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Repost for @LazyDays :
Please join me for a read along of Infinite Jest!
Starting Jan 1 and ending Oct 31, 100 pages or so a month.
Discussions held at the end of each month, and a final discussion at the end of October.
2019 here we come!
#INJT2019
#litsyhappenings #repost #readalong #buddyread #infinitejest #wecandothis

Bookishthoughts Thank you!😊 10mo
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dariazeoli
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Well, here we go! Let‘s see how this estimation changes as I progress...

Ms_T That‘s a big book! Good luck ✊🏻 10mo
LauraJ You are very ambitious! 10mo
Trashcanman It's a bad ass book. My favorite fiction book that I read last year. 9mo
dariazeoli @Trashcanman I remember that you loved it! I‘m about 8% in. Need focus time when reading it 9mo
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Velvetsun
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Finished.
So sad it‘s over. I‘m going to miss these characters so much. 😢

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Velvetsun
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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🤓📖💙

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jmofo
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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#holidaygratitudechallenge
When @ErinSueG says challenge, she means it.
There are many authors I am grateful for. I doubt I could think of them all even if I was given a day and a truck of ginko.
I am grateful for David Foster Wallace who ushered me through a painful and disorienting time in my early thirties. He, like so most of my favorite authors, describes the human condition so well, but unlike many of my favorites, you feel he‘s in it too.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I sent you a little “thank you” in the mail for your generous lasagnahoggiveaway, and the tracking shows it made it to your post office on December 16th, and is “awaiting delivery scan.” WHAT?! 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤬🤯 11mo
jmofo @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled hahaha. That is very kind of you! 😊 Sometimes tracking says I got a thing and I spend two or three days being anxious about going to the post office to report it wasn‘t delivered and then it shows up. Between an understaffed post office and living in a trailer park it can be a struggle. Thank you! 😬 11mo
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Velvetsun
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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How I‘m spending my day off.

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Velvetsun
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It‘s Looking a bit battered, but so far I‘m 430 pages into this beast and feeling quite accomplished. 💙📖🤓

Becker Impressive- I‘m saving this one for my retirement. 11mo
Karkar I am a bit scared of this one .... it sits on my shelf and looks pretty 😮 11mo
Bookishthoughts Keep it up!🎉🎉 11mo
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Incandenza @Karkar It‘s super worth getting into. Starts off a bit challenging, but gets way interesting. 11mo
Velvetsun @Incandenza Agreed. I‘m almost finished with it, and I find myself sad thinking about saying goodbye these characters. Btw...love your username. 😊 11mo
Incandenza @Velvetsun Thank you, I‘m in love with the book so thought I‘d tie in some bit of homage. Luckily I‘m only 600 pages into this leviathan, so I won‘t be saying goodbye for a while. 11mo
Velvetsun @Incandenza It‘s such a wonder of a book. Once I got about 75 pages in, I was all in. I love that some of the footnotes have footnotes. Everything about it is brilliant and unique. 11mo
Incandenza @Velvetsun It makes you work, and I love it. (edited) 11mo
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Velvetsun
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Afternoon reading by the Christmas tree. 🤓📖

ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 11mo
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gradcat
Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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#adventrecommends Day 11
I wrote this entire post this morning, then scratched it. I thought posting Infinite Jest would make me seem, well, in a word, snobby. I thought y‘all might think that I am one of those insufferable boors who drag this behemoth of a book around and lord it over others who haven‘t read it. But finally, I am going to post this because: 1) it‘s a damn good book; and 2)David Foster Wallace was such a kind person. Forgive me ⬇️

gradcat ⬇️ (cont.) for going on like this, but I have had that reaction from people. I believe Littens are different, though. If you‘re interested, this book is a slog. It takes a looonnnggg time to finish it. Sometimes you will have to read passages several times. You‘re often flicking back & forth to & from footnotes. But it‘s worth it —it‘s funny, it‘s real, and its examination of American society is still relevant, 20+ years on. Thanks for listening. (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen Credit to you for getting through this one!! It‘s not bragging... it‘s sharing 😁glad this book was a pick for you!!! 11mo
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gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you! It took me about a year, off and on. It really is work, but fun at the same time! 😉 11mo
Cinfhen That‘s true dedication 🙌🏻 11mo
jmofo 🖤 I love this book! Not everyone loves every book. Listyfolk are pretty awesome about recognizing that different books grab different people and that timing is also important. Please post the books you love so people who love them too can find you! I‘m going to try to reread this one next year, even though there are countless other books to read. 11mo
Reggie The first year I was on here there was a group on here who tackled this book and not all of them made it. We‘re a bunch of readers who read different books and are pretty supportive of each other. So let your reading flag fly. 11mo
Naj It's not bragging at all. Glad that you enjoyed this because I'm planning to read this next year. Hopefully I'll be able to get through it! 11mo
starlight97 My brother had to read it for school this summer and I was silently marveling at him slowly devouring this big ass book. Sometimes he had to switch to e-book so he could carry it around easier 😄 11mo
gradcat @jmofo @Reggie @Naj @starlight97 Thanks you lovely folks for your supportive comments. I rarely, if ever, read books twice, but I‘m thinking about doing it with this one—slowly, though, so I can read other things at the same time. I, too, bought both the book & ebook—it really was too much to tote around 😁😁 Thanks again, all! 11mo
erinreads I‘m in awe that you read this! Both my husband and I each have a copy with the hopes that we‘ll read it together (you know for moral support! 😹), but it hasn‘t happened yet. Have you read anything else from DFW? I loved The Broom of the System! 11mo
gradcat @erinreads I have read The Broom of the System, + several collections of essays, e.g. A Supposedly Fun Thing I‘ll Never Do Again & Consider the Lobster. But I have not read The Pale King, and if I‘m honest, I think I‘m scared to take on another of his lengthy tomes...but maybe I should try it, instead of attempting a reread of Infinite Jest...hmmm, decisions, decisions, + books aplenty...not a bad problem to have. Btw, I LOVE the hot cocoa!! 🥰💞 11mo
Flaneurette I love IJ but I think my favorite is The Pale King! Go for it! 11mo
Velvetsun Reading this now and loving it. I guess I‘m one of those boorish people because I do lug it around everywhere I go. 😆 (edited) 11mo
gradcat @Flaneurette Thanks for the tip...I guess I will attempt to tackle The Pale King after all 😁 11mo
gradcat @Velvetsun I didn‘t mean to suggest that you were boorish...people said that to me, though. I say let your DFW flag fly!! 😂 (edited) 11mo
Trashcanman I've read this book and I love it! I LOVE IT! The Pale King is Awesome too. @jmofo is spit on. Also, who gives a shit we like what we like. That includes all those books with dudes with no shirts on. If you like it then good for you. 11mo
Trashcanman Spot, spot not spit not spit and no I'm not. I am not! 11mo
gradcat @Trashcanman Yup, I guess I‘ll read the Pale King, too...even though I‘m scared—it‘s such a commitment! You‘re spit on...no, spot on! 😂😂😂 11mo
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Velvetsun
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Borrowed from Tumblr. Because this is me right now. 😆📖🤓

Bookishthoughts 😄😄👏 11mo
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Velvetsun
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After struggling with this book for over a year, I have slowly but surely fallen in love. With the storytelling. With the weirdness, with the sheer beauty of the writing.

PS anyone know where I can find this version of the book?!?! I love this cover.

Moray_Reads This cover is fantastic. And the book is brilliantly surreal 11mo
AshleyHoss820 That IS a cool cover! And I lived in this book when I read it! Once I let go of trying to make everything make sense and just enjoyed the ride, it became one of my favorite reads. 😊😊😊 11mo
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Velvetsun
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I have attempted to read this book so many times and have yet to make it to 100 pages.
It‘s so dense and intimidating....but I keep trying.
#readingresolutions #bookgoals

TrishB I admire your persistence! 11mo
Reviewsbylola I think @britt_brooke loved this one. 11mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola You‘re right! It‘s an all time favorite, but it is SO dense. I‘m not sure I would‘ve gotten through it if not for the buddy read here. 11mo
Velvetsun @britt_brooke I did the buddy read, but fell so far behind I gave up. Wish I had stuck with it since having people to talk about the story would have probably helped me get through it. 11mo
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smccallum
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It‘s been more weirdness in terms of reading BUT j have a few hours to café and book (the ultimate alternative to Netflix and chill) and it‘s the 1st December which means it‘s time to read Infinite Jest again!

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iwilldig
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Who am I kidding? I don't have time to read this right now: back to the #library.

iwilldig I knew it was a big read but didn't quite realise how big: I need my reading a little more easily-digestible at the moment. 12mo
bookcollecter Goundbreaking novel in the genre #postmodernism and #magicalrealism 12mo
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Jason7
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Pickpick

Absolutely nothing like it. People either love it or hate it. This audiobook is a true work of art with maybe the best narrator I‘ve heard. What a masterpiece. Overall rating: 4.98 stars

9999 Good for you! 13mo
BarbaraBB So why not 5? I find the 4.98 intriguing! 13mo
Jason7 I round it up to five and consider it a five star book. It‘s the highest ranked book I‘ve read or listened to. It lost .02 for a minor issue with footnotes. 13mo
Jason7 The Goldfinch audiobook comes in a close second for me. It is also great, with a rating of 4.96 13mo
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Tamra
Infinite Jest (Tenth Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Surely my husband jests......

Thankfully this is his read not mine. I don‘t think it‘s up my alley.

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Tamra
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Suggestions for husband needed. He‘s been reading various Wallace pieces and likes them. Looking for recommendations in the same vein.

Heideschrampf Edgar wallace? Try agatha christie! 13mo
britt_brooke What‘s his favorite so far? I‘ve read Infinite Jest, but that‘s it so far. Similar recommendations are tough. DFW was so unique ... but maybe Mary Karr, Vonnegut, Murakami, George Saunders, Michael Chabon. 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Maybe Chuck Klosterman? Ive read only one of his (But What if We‘re Wrong) but seems like maybe that would be a possibility? Ive only briefly encountered DFW because Im intimidated 😬 13mo
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Tamra @britt_brooke Consider the Lobster has been his favorite. Thank you! Keep it coming if you have more ideas. 13mo
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled he has read Owl Town (?) and liked it. So you are in the neighborhood! 13mo
britt_brooke @Tamra Thanks! I have that one and need to read it soon. 13mo
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dariazeoli
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Look what arrived today? Thanks, @Trashcanman - the envelope arrived injured, but its contents were safe. That‘s got to be a metaphor for something 😁 I‘ll be reading this in 2019 as I turn the big 4-0!

Ooh, there are bookmarks in here! Nice! Thank you! 👍🏻

In other #jb postal news, I mailed you a note today, @CouronneDhiver - sorry it‘s taken me a bit to respond!

Trashcanman I hope you love it as much as I do. 14mo
CouronneDhiver Great! 😊😊😊 14mo
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britt_brooke
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📖 Infinite Jest
📝 Walter Isaacson
🎬 In Her Shoes (it‘s a good adaptation)
🍦 Ice cream

#manicmonday #letteri

JoScho 💛💛💛 1y
Jess7 Hey I remember you mentioning this a little while ago. Do you still want to try to do a Jane Eyre read along - like maybe a chapter a day or something? I could probably do it in November ? 1y
britt_brooke @Jess7 Sure! I think November would be good for me, too. 1y
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CatLass007
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@MaleficentBookDragon - look what arrived in today‘s mail! Thank you so much for the #ThisOrThatGiveaway!

MaleficentBookDragon I hope you like it. Thanks for entering! 1y
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Leniverse
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace

"Demapping rats became Lenz's way of resolving internal-type issues for the first couple of weeks of it, walking home in the verminal dark."

Leniverse I try not to post quotes from Infinite Jest, both because the book is so weird anything can be a spoiler and because the book is so weird that quotes out of context make no sense. But I just fell hard for the phrase "walking home in the verminal dark". ? 1y
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Leniverse
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I have read The Kreutzer Sonata, listened to a couple of hours of The Thirteenth Tale, and started the fourth Darkmouth book with my son. Now it's time to dedicate a few hours to Infinite Jest. I'm 143 pages (plus footnotes) behind my #InfiniteSummer schedule, so I have a bit of catching up to do!
#12inTwo

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyAug18 Day 19: A #photo of the world can lie.

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Leniverse
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I can't resist a readathon (and why would I want to?)
12 hours in two days is a no stress weekend. And I have a lot of Infinite Jest to catch up on after a week away. Amongst other books.
#12inTwo
@Samplergal

Samplergal Yay! 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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And the winners are 🎶🎶🎶
THIS @CatLass007
THAT @shadowspeak17
(Email me your addresses maleficentbookdragon@gmail.com)

CONGRATS! And thank you all for entering.
#thisorthatgiveaway

CatLass007 Thank you so much!! 1y
AmyG Congrats! 🎉 1y
abbsinwonderland Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉💜 1y
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AsYouWish Congrats!!!! 1y
jfalkens Congrats 🎊🎉🎊🎉 1y
shadowspeak17 Yay! Thank you so much! 😃 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My second #reversereadathon #thisorthatgiveaway is all about the chunkster. These books are heavy (again, pun intended).
Comment below with THIS OR THAT. I'll announce the winners tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

AsYouWish THAT (The Blind Assassin) Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!!!! 1y
jillannjohn This. Infinite Jest. 1y
Insightsintobooks This. Infinite Jest 1y
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CatLass007 This. Infinite Jest. 1y
Jhullie Totally not related but I have that same quilt cover! Kindred spirits. 1y
shadowspeak17 That. Tough choice since these are both on my TBR. 😬Thanks for the giveaway! 1y
blondie This! 1y
TheWordJar That! (Awesome giveaways! Thanks!) 1y
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Leniverse
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I may have a dedicated readathon stack for #24in48 but I can‘t skip my daily #InfiniteSummer reading. Today I spent almost two hours embroiled in footnotes, Québécois separatism, and a crazy game of Eschaton. I‘m going to miss my daily instalments when I get to the end. (Why does it have to end? ?) The last time I felt this way was when I read Middlemarch.
But now... on to something lighter for late night reading with wine.

LeahBergen It‘s a crazy ride! 1y
Leniverse @LeahBergen It really is! And I can see why people read it more than once. I half want to reread the first 100-150 pages right now because I‘ve reached parts that really inform on the beginning. 😂 So at least I‘ll have that when I‘m finished. I can do this again in a year or two. 1y
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Leniverse
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace

‘...almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of Psst that you usually can‘t even hear because you‘re in such a rush to or from something important you‘ve tried to engineer.‘

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karenna
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Pickpick

Initially, I wasn't sure I would like this book (too fragmented, too many drugs), but I ended up finding it both very funny (especially the scenes related to 12-step programs) and permeated with Wallace's characteristic humanism. I read approximately 25 pages a day for about a month and a half, and I highly recommend reading it in manageable chunks because it is pretty dense.

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Leniverse
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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Say what? 🤨🤯 Do I even start looking words up in a dictionary here or just let it wash over me? 😂😅😂

ReadingEnvy I had a running list for my first read. I discovered some words existed and others DFW made up. so letting it wash over you is not a bad strategy! And know you can't catch wvwryfhngm 1y
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ReadingEnvy Dang everything is sending before im ready. *Everything 1y
Velvetsun There are several online tools to help out with IJ word definitions etc. also the book Elegantly Complex helps immensely with section by section analysis (without spoilers for later sections). 10mo
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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I loved this book so much, but it's definitely a book you will need to sit down and think about for a little while before you can move on to another one. Lol.

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