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Fates and Furies
Fates and Furies: A Novel | Lauren Groff
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 KIRKUS PRIZELauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, andFates and Furiesis an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout. TheNew York Times Book Review (cover review)Elaborate, sensual...a writer whose books are too exotic and unusual to be missed."The New York Times Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph. Ron Charles, The Washington Post From the award-winning,New York Times-bestselling author ofThe Monsters of TempletonandArcadia, one of the most anticipated books of the fall: an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furiesis a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.From the Hardcover edition.
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RebeccaRoo7
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It is very rare that I leave a book unfinished, even if it takes me a month or year to complete. This is the second book this year that I'm pretty sure will be a DNF.

2 hours in and I feel like I'm getting nowhere. There are mixed reviews about this one on Goodreads/Amazon. Some say it's a waste of time, while others say it's brilliant. Maybe I'm missing something but fear I am not. Has anyone else read this??

#dnf #marriage #fiction #readKY

StaceGhost I have! It was definitely a slow burn but when it switches to Mathilde‘s perspective I liked it much better. Honestly, I can‘t say the writing style changes much though so maybe it‘s a Dnf for you and that‘s valid! 8mo
TheSpineView It was a DNF for me also.😏 8mo
marleed I was not a fan of part 1 at all but stuck with it because that‘s just kind of what I do. But the change of perspective in part 2 is fascinating. It even convinced me to turn back and reread the pages I‘d initially forced my way through. 8mo
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RebeccaRoo7 @StaceGhost That totally makes sense. Maybe right now just isn't the time for me to read it. I really enjoyed her "Monsters of Templeton" and this writing style took me by surprise, I guess. 8mo
RebeccaRoo7 @TheSpineView I'm glad to know I am not the only one struggling to get through this book. I just feel like I'm reading a frat boy's diary in most places. 8mo
RebeccaRoo7 @marleed That's a great idea! I think I'm going to put it down and try again at a later date. 8mo
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kera_11
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this story is a meandering journey through one couple‘s life, together and before they knew each other. this book is split up into 2 parts, part 1: fates, part 2: furies. i like the way this was written and the story was very good, I wasn‘t super in the mood for this type of story when I read it so maybe that‘s why I‘m not overly in love with it but it is good and understand why so many people like it.

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LKK526

Amanda i saw your post about reading progress in kindle when you are in the book tap the top of page and tap Aa. That will bring you to reading progress

AmandaBlaze I'm trying to track hours read. I guess I could use a stopwatch timer or just go by the “time to read book“. lol People have these cool apps on their smart phones that give you all kinds of stats, but I couldn't find one for my Kindle. 12mo
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LKK526
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LKK526

Am on the fence about reading this. Read a sample on my kindle a while back and couldn‘t get into. Is it worth sticking with. ?

AmandaBlaze I like Groff's Arcadia and The Monsters of Templeton better. I didn't finish Fates and Furies. 12mo
marleed I really liked this which intrigues me because I was convinced it was a meh read until the change of perspective an midpoint. Shortly into the second half, I backpedaled to the pages I skimmed and read them with new interest. 12mo
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marleed
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Pickpick

I keep seeing Litsy love for Matrix. I don‘t have that book - yet, but this one has been languishing on my shelves. I liked it, grew weary as it got to mid-point but stuck with it for the perspective change in Part 2. What!? It‘s kind of genius writing. I then went back and reread the mid section, and wondered why I lost my focus. So yep, just put a hold on the aforementioned!

Suet624 I really, really liked this one. 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
marleed It‘s such an interesting way to play with the reader‘s emotions. I‘m so glad I stuck with it! 12mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this one and Matrix ( very different though ). I have Arcadia , so now to find a time to read it 😄 12mo
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marleed @Cathythoughts this was my first time with this author. Thanks for the heads up that Matrix is different. I‘ll clear my head of expectations! 12mo
LKK526 I started to read this and gave up. Your review has encouraged me to try again 12mo
janeycanuck I‘ve got Matrix on the shelf and am excited to get to it, especially since I really enjoyed this one (though, I hear they are really, really different) 12mo
marleed @LKK526 I‘m really glad I stuck with it, and ended up finding it funny that I starting skimming as I reached the middle only to go back and reread. 12mo
marleed @janeycanuck I have a library loan on the Marix and we‘ll see if I wait it out or go for the physical copy! 12mo
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BookBosomed1
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Thank you @mcipher for my #lcs package. Lauren Groff came across my radar in 2021. I loved her book Matrix, so I‘m excited to read another book by her. Happy 2022! Thanks @bookish_wookish for hosting.

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Centique
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. In the first half of the book we follow the ups and downs of Lotto, a beloved but harassed young man, through the highs and lows of his life - for most of which his stalwart wife Mathilde is by his side. And in the second half we see things from Mathilde‘s perspective. The first half is a little bloated in places, a little too clever inserting so many sections of Lotto‘s plays, but then that balances out ⬇️

Centique with Mathilde‘s half of the book, which is clean and precise. A clever observation of complicated, literary people - quite different to anything else I‘ve read this year. 5 stars because it made me think and it surprised me and there were so many unforgettable moments, painted so bright and clear in Groff‘s writing (edited) 14mo
LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 👍 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🌸 14mo
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Centique @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks summer flowers just spilling over the fences while I was walking home 😍 14mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 I really enjoyed this book too 14mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I‘ve had this on my kindle a while now! 14mo
Centique @TrishB @Cathythoughts I thought I would try one of her other books before getting hold of Matrix which sounds really good. 14mo
squirrelbrain Great review! I enjoyed both this and Matrix, but they‘re so different from each other! 14mo
Centique @squirrelbrain it‘s going to be interesting to see that! I‘m a big fan of books about nuns so fingers crossed 🤞🤞 14mo
Nute This photo makes me long for summer. Just to set the record straight, I am always longing for summer when it‘s time has passed.😆 I have liked all of her work that I‘ve read so far starting with her debut novel, The Monsters of Templeton, which was a cover-buy at first and then went on to show some really good writing. Still need to read Matrix which was going to be later rather than sooner choice, but now reconsidering… 14mo
Nute Excellent review! 14mo
Centique @Nute thank you Kimberley! I always feel nostalgic for the opposite season - cos I‘m on Litsy looking at snow and woolly jumpers and bowls of soup when it‘s beach weather here 😂😂 I‘m keen to read some more Lauren Groff too. 14mo
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Lesliereadsalot
Pickpick

A story of a marriage, told from both perspectives. Beautifully written . One of those books you don‘t want to end.

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one too. I don't like the characters and the writing style feels icky, like I'm spying on them.

Depression has me in a major reading (and general life) slump right now and it's hard for me to do anything. Please tag easy to read books for me to try to read, if you can. Thank you! 💖

Soubhiville If you enjoy romance I thought this one was light and nice. (There is conflict in it, but mostly good feelings and it made me laugh loudly many many times.) 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville thank you for the suggestion! There is a 12 week hold on Boyfriend Material at my library right now. 💜 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville not yet, and it's got an even longer wait list. 2y
KarenUK This one was lovely 💕 2y
Alfoster I agree! I wanted to like this one more than I did!😢 2y
DivineDiana I agree with @Alfoster This Book was disturbing for me. 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @KarenUK thank you for the suggestion! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m sorry you are feeling down. Take care. I was delighted by Rosaline Palmer takes the cake and boyfriend material both by Alexis Hall. The Guncle and House on the Cerulean Sea were also both adorable. I hope you feel better soon. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Do you have US audible? I would share any of those with you if you‘d like. I believe I have them all. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I double checked and I do. Please let me know and I‘d be happy to send any one you choose. 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Prairiegirl_reading i appreciate the offer, but I don't have audible right now. 2y
Deblovestoread I bailed on this one, too. Thought it was awful. 2y
Vansa This is a great bunch of whimsical, beautiful short stories. Highly recommended for a reading slump! 2y
Vansa It's available on Internet Archive, if you're ok with using that 2y
Reggie Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. It is so disgusting and I thought funny. At the minimum, it will have you distracted and blind with fury that I suggested such a book. 2y
lazydaizee Sorry to hear you are depressed, hope you soon feel better. 2y
Bookzombie When I‘m in a slump, I find reading children‘s books fun. Also, it feels like you are accomplishing something because of their length. I also like to pick up a murdery book or return to a series I enjoy. 2y
RavenclawOwlCat This one was a favorite of mine in high school! A cute, fun, and easy read! 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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#JoysOfJune readathonn wrapped up yesterday.

My goals:
✅ finish Disability Visibility
✅ mail my dad's father's day gift (it was a book)
✅ read a book with LGBTQ+ representation
✅❌ read 2 more books (I read one and started tagged)

Not bad for my first official readathon on Litsy!

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Jessieleah
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Mehso-so

Finishing this one for #AxeTheStacks. The writing style is not for me. Readers have called it pretentious and I tend to agree. However, the content is engaging. The novel‘s commentary on the feats and failures of marriage are compelling, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters. Mathilde‘s section ties up loose ends and is more interesting so if you‘re struggling through the first half, keep going.
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Currently escaping the 🌨❄️

BookDragonNotWorm I agree completely! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Did noooooot like this book. I finished it because it was for a round of #lmpbc but not everyone did. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Totally agree. My review was pretty much: 🙄 2y
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Laughterhp
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Here are my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin books for April

Both have been on my TBR for a while and both are owned books.

My goal for April is to read mostly my owned books!

Not sure if I‘m going to do bingo, but I did make a bingo board.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 2y
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Chili
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It‘s here!!! Thank so so much @ElleSkel for your generosity!! I will give it a good home. Thank you!!!

ElleSkel No problem at all! I am happy it finally arrived 😀 2y
ElleSkel Also great pic! 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Pickpick

Was really not into this when I first started. Knowing that we would hear from the wife's POV in the second half got me interested. I agree with many reviews that the writing is a bit pretentious. But overall I it kept my interest and I enjoyed it.

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Suet624

Holy crap! I made the mistake of reading Lauren Groff's piece of fiction in the 2/1/21 issue of The New Yorker while I was at work. It's a powerful piece on domestic abuse. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/01/the-wind

Jeg Wow. Very powerful. 2y
kspenmoll Stunned. Visceral. Heaviness. Weight of violence. Wind. (edited) 2y
Suet624 @jeg @kspenmoll I haven‘t been as stunned by the ending of a short story ever. (edited) 2y
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BookMad7
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Panpan

2/5 This book was difficult for me to finish. The writing in it is excellent but I just found the main characters so I unlikable that I found it hard to read. I‘m sure there are people out there who would enjoy it though. Read August 2020

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WriterAtHeart
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Book mail today! Thanks again @CBee

CBee Yay! Glad it arrived 👏🏻👏🏻 Enjoy!! 2y
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Soubhiville
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Pickpick

What an interesting book! The story of a marriage from first the husband‘s point of view, then the wife‘s in part 2. They turn out to be different in ways I wouldn‘t have guessed.

As with every marriage there are ups and downs, hot spots and downright chilly ones. From his point of view it seems pretty normal, and a lovely life together.

Then you get into her story and things change drastically. The end really shook me. Great book!

Soubhiville Thank you @MadDashReading I really enjoyed this! 💜 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures So good to hear I am starting it this weekend! 2y
Hooked_on_books I haven‘t been at all interested in this one, but you‘re making me rethink that. I may check this one out. 🤔 2y
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Megabooks This book definitely made me feel! I still think about it years later. (edited) 2y
LeahBergen I liked this one! 2y
Moray_Reads @Hooked_on_books I was ready to bail on this one halfway through, didn't understand the hype. But by the end I thought it was utterly brilliant 2y
Soubhiville @Moray_Reads @Hooked_on_books I agree- part one is okay, good even, but I didn‘t understand the raves until part 2, when you start getting Mathilde‘s viewpoint. So if you start it, don‘t give up before that! 2y
atla Ooh, I need to get to this one soon. Florida is one of my favorite short story collections and I‘ve not read anything else by Groff. I love books with multiple perspectives on the same events. 2y
InkintheMargins Yay! I'm glad you liked it! ❤ 2y
Soubhiville #readtheus2021 #Florida (only part of it takes place there, but they talk about it constantly) 2y
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Cortg
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Pickpick

This book is my cup of tea! Definitely not for everyone but I love rich (deep not wealthy) characters with baggage (even if I don‘t particularly like the character) and I really enjoyed both Lotto‘s side and Mathilde‘s side of their marriage, their backgrounds, and how their story unfolded for each of them. A dose of the same life with two different sides.

Megabooks This book made me angry in the best way. 2y
Cortg @Megabooks Yeah, I can see that. It has a lot of layers and the characters were frustrating to say the least, but I loved it! 😀 2y
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Soubhiville
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@MadDashReading I‘m in love with my swap package, thank you so much! Both of these covers 😍 so gorgeous! I‘m about to have a cup of the tea and check out this Literary Witches deck. And you know I‘ll use those postcards. Thanks again! And thanks to @Bookgoil and @rsteve388 for hosting #LitsyLoveWinterSwap

LeahBergen Infused is so good! 2y
Bookgoil What a lovely set of books and I‘m intrigued by the Oracle! 2y
InkintheMargins Oh, good! ❤ I'm so glad you like everything! It was fun choosing what to get and putting it all together! Happy Solistice! 2y
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AkashaVampie @jb72 @ElizaMarie check out that deck. 2y
Crazeedi What a great gift! 2y
TheBookHippie Wow how wonderful! 2y
ElizaMarie that deck looks so so beautiful! 2y
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Mitch
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And out just in time for my birthday - Lauren you‘re so thoughtful! 🤣

https://lithub.com/were-getting-a-new-lauren-groff-novel-about-nuns-in-2021/

AmyG Oh, nice!!! 2y
saresmoore Oh, heck yes! 2y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 📚😐📚 2y
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TheSpineView
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#3Books... I hated. @OriginalCyn620. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

All of these were DNF!☹

Ruthiella Fated & Furies was part of my three too! Everybody else loves it. 😀 2y
Deblovestoread I bailed on Fates and Furies, too. I 2y
TheSpineView @Ruthiella @Kdgordon88 I just didn't see what people liked about it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👎🏻📚 2y
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KarenUK
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#alphastack
Some #letterF love today....
Lots of great ones here, including two authors with two books each... Lauren Groff and Tove Jansson 💕

JennyM You are making me want to see your home library 🥰 You have so many great books! 2y
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perfectsinner
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DNF @ 23 pages

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perfectsinner
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Found at Goodwill. Going to give it a go, we will see. Very mixed reviews. If I DNF, it goes to the little free library.

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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

While some parts of this book did drag on, I thought Matilde was a fascinating character and I enjoyed the slow reveal. This was definitely a case where the wife was way more interesting and complex than the husband and he needed to pay attention, the dolt. Everything was not what it seemed on the surface.

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Hilary427
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Pickpick

I LOVED this book...having the same story told from two different perspectives is eye opening, and shows that honesty doesn‘t always equal the truth. Great read!

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Andrea313
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Which of these #blueandgreencovers are your favorite? #AcrossApril
@Eggs

Eggs So pretty 💙💚💙 3y
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SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore
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mollyrotondo I really liked this one. Can‘t wait to read your thoughts! 3y
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KarenUK
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Thanks for the tag @squirrelbrain 😊💕

#ispy with my little eye, a book with a turquoise cover....

For the next color I pick gold and tag @Samplergal

squirrelbrain Well done! I loved this book. Mine has a different cover, but still turquoise (and yellow).... 3y
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amyf0x
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Pickpick

Groff unravels a complicated New York love story over decades - first from Lotto‘s perspective, and then enriching our understanding through Mathilde‘s experience.

Read February 19-23
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 12/60

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Amiable
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^THIS BOOK. I don‘t know if I even like it , but I can‘t stop reading it.

AmyG I found that I enjoyed the second half more. 3y
ljuliel That‘s quite an intriguing comment. 🙂🙃☹️ 3y
Amiable @AmyG That's actually good news -- I'm not totally hating the first half, so if the second half is even better then I'll probably love it. 3y
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Amiable @ljuliel I am not sure how I am going to review it. I don't think I could call it a blanket “Pick“ because it really needs a specific reader to thoroughly enjoy it, I believe. I wouldn't caution people away from it, but I wouldn't say everybody should read it. 3y
ljuliel It sounds like it might be one of those that either gets 1🌟 or 5🌟 reviews. Those are always confusing to me, because I depend a lot on reviews , so it‘s hard to figure out which group to follow. I think there were other similar remarks in here about it. Some liked it, some disliked it. 3y
Amiable @ljuliel Right now I would probably give it 3 stars. I like it enough to keep reading it, but I don't love it. That's sort of my default -- 3 stars is right down the middle. 3y
ljuliel Yes, that sounds like a good number. I probably have given 3 stars more than any other number, because I consider 3 good enough to complete the book, but it didn‘t knock my socks off. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Thank you so much @BookNAround I love my #lastfirst gift!

Thank you so much for this thoughtful gift and hosting such a great posting challenge, and I‘m sorry it took me so long to post my thanks.

Butterfinger I have the same hedgehog bookmark. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Butterfinger It‘s so cute, right! 3y
Butterfinger @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yes. It makes me want one. 3y
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BookNAround
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Panpan

This he said she said novel was highly touted but I found it pretentious and overwrought. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2020/01/review-fates-and-furies-by-lauren-groff...

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Hilary427
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When you housesit for friends and they leave you a pile of books to take 🥰😎

Geenie 😍 3y
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Christinak
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She sighed and brought him more, and there was a knock at the door, and she opened it, and there was the bellhop with a rolling table, and on the table there was a bucket of champagne and a plate of salmon and asparagus and a basket of soft hot rolls and a chocolate cake for dessert, #compliments of the hotel, with apologies for the mugging. #QuotsyJan20
#compliment

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KarenUK
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https://ew.com/books/2019/11/25/best-of-the-decade-top-10-fiction-books/

I‘ve read 5 of the 10 and really enjoyed those....
(Plus 5/10 of the ‘next ten‘.....so 10/20)

How many have you read?

ljuliel Holy smokes, I haven‘t read any of them ! Not even the second list of ten. I‘m reading, but apparently not the prize winners ! 3y
Jas16 9/20. It is an interesting list 3y
Lindy 9 out of the first 10 (only missing Flamethrowers but I‘ve read two others by Kushner). Also 9 out of 10 in the next list, since I haven‘t yet read Nickel Boys (but three others by Whitehead). Very pleased that one of my all time faves tops their list: 3y
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ImperfectCJ I've read 10/20 (5/10 + 5/10). Some I definitely agree with. Lists like this are almost always interesting to me. Thanks for sharing! 3y
Megabooks 7/10 + 5/10 my favorite is station eleven! 3y
Megabooks @Lindy That‘s my second favorite on there to Station Eleven. Great book. I‘ve read it at least twice! 3y
BarbaraBB 8/10 and 5/10. But no real favorites of mine among them. 3y
KarenUK I loved Goon squad too 😍... And nice job on 18/20! @lindy 3y
KarenUK @ImperfectCJ Same as me... Any favorites on the list? 3y
KarenUK @Megabooks I love Station Eleven too.... so good 😍 3y
Tex2Flo I got 7 of the first 10 and 5 of the second 10. Regardless, I feel sadly behind the curve 8n keeping up with current releases. THERES JUST SO MUCH TO READ!!! 3y
KarenUK I think 12/20 is pretty impressive! @tex2flo 3y
Tex2Flo @KarenUK Perhaps impressive, but unusual as I‘m usually trying to catch up. I “blame” book clubs. 3y
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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

Another book done in my #24b4monday #litsypartyofone in honour of #mrbook1inamillion!

Groff‘s writing was eloquent and compelling. I preferred the plot of the second half but the structure of the first - jumping around in time confuses me sometimes and there were a few moments where I wasn‘t sure what was happening. But, I think the different structures also told an interesting stories about the characters, so I wouldn‘t change a thing.

Andrew65 👏👏👏👏 Going well! 😊 3y
MrBook Niiiice!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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janeycanuck
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Time for a little snack break before diving into my next #litsy party icons and #24b4Monday read!

Andrew65 That ice cream looks good! 3y
Lynnsoprano Oh, that looks good ❤️ 3y
DrSabrinaMoldenReads What is #24b4Monday ? I‘m late... 3y
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janeycanuck @Lynnsoprano @andrew65 Candy Cane Crackle Fudge - it‘s out every year on Nov 1 and I inhale it for the two months it‘s available!! (edited) 3y
janeycanuck @Joyfulmimi it‘s a readathon that @Andrew65 & crew run every month where you aim to read for 24 hours starting Friday, finishing before Monday. It‘s running early this month to celebrate @MrBook hitting 1 million Litfluence, along with a Litsy Party Of One. 3y
Andrew65 @janeycanuck Thanks @janeycanuck. @Joyfulmimi It usually runs the last full weekend in each month we‘d love you to join us on one. 😊 3y
DrSabrinaMoldenReads I would love that @Andrew65 I am going to be on the lookout for it from now on 3y
Andrew65 @Joyfulmimi That‘s great, feel free to check my feed out approaching the last weekend of each month to get more details or use the #24B4Monday tag. Look forward to seeing you there. 😊👍 3y
MrBook My kind of snack. And book too! 😆 3y
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RenePenn
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Mehso-so

I finally finished this one between audio and paperback versions. Parts of this book were really good and other parts I just wanted to get through. It wasn‘t my favorite but one I‘ll probably remember.

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RenePenn
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I‘m ready to get past the playwrights. Not my favorite parts of this book. I like watching plays but not reading them. #coffeeandbook #internationalcoffeeday

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Pickpick

This was a slow, intense read for me that put down in favour of other print reads all the time. Nevertheless, I thought the writing was masterful. The sex got a bit much for me at times but I think her exploration of emotions and her characterisations are incredibly interesting. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Megabooks It‘s definitely an interesting book. Very well written. 3y
Cathythoughts Loved this one 3y
emilyhaldi This book seems to be very polarizing but I LOVED it! 3y
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Jel
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"Paradox of marriage: you can never know someone entirely; you do know someone entirely."

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emmaturi
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I am in Rome for a few days and it is super hot! I am reading inbetween breaks back in the hotel! #currentread

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jhod
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First day of #bfc for me and I did my 10000 steps (not as sunny a day as had been promised, but you can just make out the London skyline) and finished the tagged book which was a 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 read.

My goals are minimum of 8000 steps a day, minimum of 70000 steps a week, minimum of 2 books a week.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4y
squirrelbrain Yay, go you! (I loved Fates and Furies too...) 4y
TheSpineView Awesome! 4y
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4y
Ash.on.the.line Great job and great pic!!! 👏🏼😁 4y
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻 l loved this book 4y
LazyOwl Well done, great start 4y
sudi Awesome 👏👏👏 4y
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mutlee
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Mehso-so

This is my least favorite Groff book. I enjoyed listening to her prose. I think it reads aloud well. And I like the structure and pacing. But the story itself was a bit boring, which kind of made it drag when the characters aren‘t likeable either. Kind of like Florida, there were parts that really spoke to me and parts that were just meh.