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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcoversfeaturing cover art by Jessica HischeIt all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent filmMoonrise Kingdomto Penguin's own bestsellersCommittedandRules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen'sPride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brnte'sJane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather'sMy ntonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.Z is for Zafn. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealers son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the cemetery of lost books, a mysterious book entitledThe Shadow of the Wind, by one Julin Carax. But when he sets out to find the authors other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Caraxs books in existence. Soon Daniels seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelonas darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
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Aimeesue
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#AudioCanning? Is that a thing?
At any rate, I got halfway through TSotW while putting up two boxes of apples. Chunky applesauce, cinnamon applesauce, apple slices in cinnamon-vanilla syrup, and apple rosemary jam.
Rereading this one for a book group, and I liked it a lot more this time around - the audio version, narrated by Jonathan Davis, is fabulous.

jlhammar Yum! And so pretty. 6mo
Aimeesue @jlhammar I feel kind of bad about having to store it all downstairs (in “The Larder” as my ridiculous family calls it) until it‘s needed. 😋 6mo
emz711 Oooo this is one of my favorite series and I never thought to do the audio for it. Is it good?! 6mo
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Aimeesue @emz711 The audio is great! Davis does a spectacular job with all the voices. The only drawback for some people may be the weird music that plays at the beginning of some - but not all- chapters. Doesn‘t bother me, but YMMV. 6mo
SamAnne I‘m an audio canner! 6mo
kspenmoll It looks so good I know it‘s so much work, so I am glad you can listen to a book. Why not? 6mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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My all time favorite book. I just love it so much and the Cemetery of Forgotten Books is an amazing idea. The tradition is that when someone visits the cemetery for the first time, he or she must choose a book and adopt it, promising to always keep it alive. If you haven‘t read this, you need to!! #scarathlonphotochallenge #cemetery #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Added to my tbr 🐈‍⬛ 6mo
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Blueberry
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TheBookgeekFrau Very cool cover! 6mo
Eggs I love Zafron 💗💗 6mo
CSeydel I enjoyed this book quite a bit! 6mo
perfectsinner I love this series so much. I was so heartbroken when he died. 6mo
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Smrloomis Love this book!!! 7mo
SamAnne Loved this and looking forward to reading the second book. 7mo
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Gissy Great photo!!! 😍👌 7mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#firstlineFriday #scarathlon #photochallenge #shadow

From one of my all time favorite books, that happens to have a wonderful fall vibe.

“I still remember the day my father took me to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time“

(Image taken from https://sincerelyjulieanna.com/)

SamAnne Love this book! Hope to read thee second one this fall. (edited) 7mo
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hissingpotatoes
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1/5⭐ The two women in the first 10% of the book only exist in relation to their desirability to men, including the main character's obsession with a woman a decade older than him (he starts out at 10 years old). It makes a point out of the woman making sure not to be alone in the same room as him. It's weird and icky along with the general grittiness that authors employ to make themselves seem edgy. I'm not interested. #buzzwordathon

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JillR
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Daniel takes a book from the Cemetery of Lost Books and it changes the course of his life as he becomes dangerously fascinated by its author. Whilst I had to keep very focused to keep track of large cast of characters and the many threads of storylines, it certainly paid off as I became entirely immersed. There‘s a real mix of genres here; love story, thriller, mystery, a little fantasy, that makes it feel quite unique.

TrishB I remember loving this! Seems like a long time since I read it. 9mo
JillR @trishb I think it came out 2004 or something like that. I‘d never heard of it, it was a random choice by my mum for my birthday, a good one as it turned out! 9mo
squirrelbrain Still on my physical TBR shelf, waiting to be read! 9mo
LeeRHarry One of my faves- read it sooo long ago. 9mo
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Cfschiltz
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This book is so great 🫣😍😍

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Clare-Dragonfly
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My latest #littlefreelibrary find! This has been on my list for ages!

AlaMich I have three copies of this: a hardcover, a Drop Caps edition, and a Spanish edition on my Kindle. Unsurprisingly, I have not read any of them. 😂 (edited) 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly @AlaMich Oh dear 😂 I only have multiple copies of one book… I think… but I haven‘t read it yet either! 13mo
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#MARCHMAGIC
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@LitsyEvents
#LitsyEvents

Today‘s Prompt: BOOK OFTEN RECOMMENDED

One of my favorites: SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

What is YOUR book recommendation?

Coleen This is mine as well. 😊 13mo
Eggs I agrée ? ???? 13mo
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Alixcita
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Favorite ever

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Soul 🧡📚🖤 #InQuotes “🗣️💕”

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

SamAnne Oh, this novel! One of the best I read last year! 1y
Eggs Beautiful quote … sigh. Loved reading his novels last year💗 1y
Saknicole These editions 😍😍😍 omg. My favorite novel about books. It‘s stunning. 1y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfection 🥰 1y
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Susanita
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The Strong Sense of Place podcast is back for a new season of exciting destinations!

In today‘s episode we travel to Spain. For anyone doing #ReadingTheAmericas2023 there will be later travel to Jamaica and Argentina. Previous seasons featured Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, and Peru. Plus other cool places!

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asterese
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The writing on this one. 🥺😍

Finally picked this book up from the TBR pile after 2 years. 👀

CSeydel Oh, I loved this one! 1y
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Astroneman
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#manicmonday @CBee @Librariana

📚 Shadow of the Wind
✍️ Jose Saramago
🍿Stardust
🎤 Sza (loving her new album)
🎶 Someone you loved (Lewis Capaldi)

Librariana I believe I have a book by Jose Saramago on my TBR! Are there any in particular you recommend? 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana oh fun! Something to know about Saramago is that he disliked punctuation. Many do not like him because a sentence of his can be a page or 2 - which is how my brain works so I love it. My favorite is about Death who falls in love with a musician and stops working how how that affects the world. It is beautiful. 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana his most known I think is Blindness which is a bit dark (the for assault, rape, violence) but is such an interesting societal study - what would happen during a pandemic of blindness. A pandemic book before our current pandemic was imagined. 1y
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SanjanaGhosh
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80:2022

emz711 Yesss! 1y
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Today has been a good day. I found a new stylist I can trust with my wild curls. The salon just happened to be next to the cutest, tiniest used bookstore I‘ve ever seen so of course I had to check it out and buy the first 3 books in this haul. And of course I had to stop on my way home and buy 2 more books at my usual spot. It‘s been a bit of an expensive day, but I don‘t regret any part of it.

MoonWitch94 Where the Forest Meets the Stars is a really great one! (edited) 1y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @MoonWitch94 I had never even heard of that one. The title just sounded intriguing. 1y
sarahbellum As a fellow curly haired person, finding a good stylist is a serious accomplishment! I‘m about to move and got my last cut with my trusted stylist tonight 😭. The hunt begins anew! 1y
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @sarahbellum I had to go a little further from home than I usually would, but she was worth it. Plus, I never would have seen the tiny used bookstore if I hadn‘t gone to her. Win win! I wish you luck in finding another person you can trust with your tresses. 1y
sarahbellum @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 thank you! 🤗🤞 1y
SamAnne The Shadow of the Wind was one of my favorite reads of the year. Now I want to go to Barcelona. (edited) 1y
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KristiAhlers
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This was a book club pick for one of the many book clubs I belong to. This was the first time I‘ve read this author and it will not be the last. His writing style is beautifully lyrical and his characters are so well crafted. Can‘t wait to see how everyone feels about this one.

SamAnne Read it last month and was bowled over. One of my best reads in a long time and now plan to read all of his books! 1y
BookBr One of my all-time favs! 1y
KristiAhlers @SamAnne same! I‘ve got my copies ordered. I have a new favorite author. And I now want to return to Barcelona and see it through his eyes. 1y
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KristiAhlers @BookBr agreed. I love finding treasures like this in books. 1y
sprainedbrain This is one of my favorite books of all time. ❤️ 1y
KristiAhlers @sprainedbrain 💜 I love how we seem to like the same books! 1y
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SamAnne
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I always have way too many books going at once. I like to have a literary fiction, a genre fiction and a nonfiction going at the same time. Maybe throw in a graphic novel or poetry book. Also, I get distracted by the shiny new thing, the library hold that comes in that I know others are waiting for. My favorite read year is tagged, The Shadow of the Wind. Gothic novel set in Barcelona during 50s wartime, rise of fascism, love of books.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was my November #doublespin No. 9 pick. Excellent!!!! I had this on my shelf for like 6 years. So happy I finally picked it up. The writing is beautiful. The story is powerful and the reveals are so well placed. So many endearing characters. Can‘t praise this one enough!

Readergrrl One of my all time faves!!! 1y
SamAnne I read this last month and it may be my best read of the year. And the best gothic novel I've ever read. And it made me want to go to Barcelona! 1y
mollyrotondo @Readergrrl it‘s up there for me too! 1y
mollyrotondo @SamAnne I definitely want to use the walking tour map in the back of the book and journey through Barcelona! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Bluebird
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1. 25-30 years in the past. If more recent my personal recollections would overshadow the book & it wouldn‘t feel ‘historical‘ enough.

2. This was tough! I avoid creepy, spooky books because I‘m a scardycat. I‘m so glad October is over! 😂. I could find none of my favorites set in the fall, but I think the tagged book fits. It‘s a bit gothic, a bit spooky and the atmosphere feels Novemberish

@TheSpineView thanks for the tag!
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome!Thanks for playing! 1y
SamAnne I just finished Shadow of the Wind last night and loved loved loved it! 1y
Bluebird @SamAnne yay! It‘s a favorite of mine! It‘s so beautifully written! 1y
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SamAnne
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Wow. 5 star read. Barcelona, 1950s. Gothic meets historical fiction. Love letter to words, books and the power they hold. Story includes impacts of war and rise of fascism, its brutality towards writers, artists, queer, anyone supporting freedom of ideas and people. Young boy is allowed to choose one book out of a shop. He finds one written by a mysterious author. So many twists and turns I could not put the book down. One of my best 2022 reads.

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks This is my favorite book!! I love it so much and I‘m glad you did too! 1y
KristiAhlers Well this is me adding it to my book shopping list for today! 1y
SamAnne @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I want to read more by this author! 1y
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SamAnne @KristiAhlers hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I want to travel to Barcelona. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Excellent review! 1y
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books! ❤️ 1y
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Susanita
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Barcelona! (Someday…)

Ncostell I totally agree with you! I am now reading the second book in the series and still want to visit Barcelona as I haven‘t made it there since reading the first book. 1y
BookmarkTavern Barcelona is on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing! 1y
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claudiuo
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This was my October #BookSpin and I loved it! A new favorite for me, both the book and the author. Not sure why I waited for so long to read it, it had to be good with such a rec from Stephen King: “One gorgeous read.” The story and characters were great, writing was awesome and there is so much love of books from the very first chapter that it had to be a great read! A pick!

@TheAromaOfBooks

@PuddleJumper Also a #Roll100 pick from back in March

claudiuo I saved so many quotes from this book but one in particular caught my eye: “It's up to you how you waste your time and money. I'm staying here to read: life's too short.” 😃 2y
PuddleJumper Awesome! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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SamAnne This is my #doublespin. Just started today. Very intrigued! 1y
Librariana I've read this in English but purchased the Spanish edition and need to give that a go! 1y
claudiuo @Librariana The writing is so beautiful in English, I bet it is so much more in original. 1y
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PageShifter
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I loved dialogies and characters were likable too. My favorit was Fermín, he was awesome!

This was perfect for the season: it rained often and it was so foggy all the time :D This wasn't easy book to read because this made me feel so sad: there were so many dying or being old.

I liked the story, this had a mystery that revealed itself slowly. This was interesting but at some point dragged a bit.

#SeriesRead2022 #192025 (2001) #19822022 (24/41)

Librarybelle Definitely sounds perfect for the season! 2y
TheSpineView Fantastic 2y
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PageShifter
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“Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don‘t stop at your station.”

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PageShifter
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“Life has enough torturers as it is, without you going around moonlighting as a Grand Inquisitor against yourself.”

TheSpineView Truth! 2y
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PageShifter
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“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

BookmarkTavern Oh that‘s a lovely quote. ❤️ 2y
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PageShifter
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“Marriage and family are only what we make of them.“

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“Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”

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#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

1. Tagged book.

2. Blackhouse by Peter May

3. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 2y
Bluebird The first two are favorites of mine! I guess I really must move Raven Black toward the top of my TBR pile. Think I‘ll put it on hold at the library. Whenever those books become available they jump to the top of my queue so I finish before they are due back 🤣 2y
EadieB @Bluebird Great idea! 2y
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#AlphabetGame #LetterZ
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I'm happy to finish the Alphabet Game with one of my favorite books of all time! If you haven't read this yet, you need to! 💕📚💕

Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It's absolutely fantastic! 2y
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Karisimo
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Like everyone is saying- too many #letterS books to choose from! I recommend this one on audio- it includes music composed by author🎶
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#alphabetgame

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 2y
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Susanita
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1. I wish!
2. The closest I have is the full Harry Potter set in hardback.
3. I‘d love a box set of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.
#sundayfunday

BookmarkTavern I‘ve heard good things about that series! Thank you for sharing! 2y
SlytherinBookLady Yes, does the ship of thesus count? It comes in a box. If not I own other box sets as well!! I'm not sure what I'd like to see in a boxed set (edited) 2y
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#ARTFULAUGUST
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Today‘s Prompt: INCLUDES A MAP

This book is an all-time favorite.

Have YOU read it?

Andrew65 Love this and love books with maps. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🙌🏻📚🗺 2y
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Ddzmini
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Book mail and I had to get this cover 🤗📚 happy days

Birdsong28 Where did get the Mulan item from? 📚📖 2y
shanaqui I've been meaning to try Kings of the Wyld for so long! 2y
Ddzmini @Birdsong28 Litjoycrate it‘s big but awesome 2y
Ddzmini @shanaqui same so I finally got it and will let you know how it goes 🤗 2y
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bekakins
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#doublespin for July - absolutely loved this! A book about a book, and a story within a story, gorgeous writing style and a great plot (lots of coincidences but just suspend disbelief & enjoy!)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 293.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Mehso-so

I don‘t re-read books very often, but this was our pick for a book club that my sister and her friends started and it had been a few years so I needed to refresh my memory. Once my sister pointed out how the female characters are treated—basically they are all either saints or whores with little to no personality—it was all I could see in this book. The writing is beautiful at times, and I love the treatment of books as treasures. Overall 3.5/5

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Kerrbearlib
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“Never trust he who trusts everyone.”

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momchalance
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I did it! I finally finished The Shadow of the Wind. It was my "car read," a book that lives in my car and I basically only read while I wait for school to let out. Lots of Kindle books were read in the meanwhile, but man! I enjoyed it, but I will be making sure I choose shorter books for the car in the future lol

BarbaraBB Great picture! 2y
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castel15
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“El señor Sempere creía que Dios vivía un poco, o mucho, en los libros y por eso dedicó su vida a compartirlos, a protegerlos y a asegurarse de que sus páginas, como nuestros recuerdos y nuestros anhelos, no se perdieran jamás, porque creía, y me hizo creer a mí también, que mientras quedase una sola persona en el mundo capaz de leerlos y vivirlos, habría un pedazo de Dios o de vida.“

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castel15
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“El incompetente siempre se presenta a sí mismo como experto, el cruel como piadoso, el pecador como santurrón, el usurero como benefactor, el mezquino como patriota, el arrogante como humilde, el vulgar como elegante y el bobalicón como intelectual.“

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castel15
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“...una religión viene a ser un código moral que se expresa mediante leyendas, mitos o cualquier tipo de artefacto literario a fin de establecer un sistema de creencias, valores y normas con los que regula una cultura una sociedad.“

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castel15
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“...el arte de leer se está muriendo muy lentamente, que es un ritual íntimo, que un libro es un espejo y que sólo podemos encontrar en él lo que ya llevamos dentro, que al leer ponemos la mente y el alma, y que ésos son bienes cada día más escasos”.

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Susanita
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#WeRemember #CarlosRuizZafon who wrote several compelling books set in Barcelona. 🇪🇸

Eggs Pretty 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💛💙 2y
kspenmoll I was supposed to go to Spain with HS group so have this book- then covid came. 2y
Susanita @kspenmoll I hear ya. I hope you still get to go someday. 2y
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