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Dr. Zhivago
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
20 posts | 11 read | 6 to read
The Russian Revolution forms the background to this beautiful but heartbreaking tale of four young people, Yury, Tonya, Lara and Pasha, who find love only to lose it again in tragic circumstances. A classic love story, Dr Zhivago remains one of the best-loved romantic books of the century. It was also beautifully filmed with Omar Sharif and Julie Christie in the leading roles.
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I.be.Stef
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Here‘s my #DecemberChill playlist! Mostly just been listening to the Christmas playlist my sister and I made. The other playlist is for Advent. (Just bw you and me though, I‘ve been putting my Christmas playlist on repeat since the beginning of November!) 😂🤷🏽‍♀️
Playlist links: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xheRiw71pjWem8URhhNov?si=ZzIuKICERp-otfj273Ad...
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0zpdn3LmUIGgWJUcnFLKLH?si=rZJz12JzTy2I394nPlGH...

Cinfhen This is a great playlist❣️❣️❣️definitely needs to go into rotation in November 😁 2mo
I.be.Stef @Cinfhen hahaha absolutely! 💯😂 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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This is slow moving and I‘m kind of confused, but I love this narrator so much I‘m going to keep going. #DecemberChill

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! That‘s the spirit!!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB What @Cinfhen says! 2mo
vlwelser I think we're all confused. I decided it doesn't actually matter. 2mo
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TheBookHippie
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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I first read and fell in love with this book when I was a mere 17. I am actually not reading any of the books shown, but instead reading a version translated by my favorite Russian translators of classic literature: Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear. It is enroute to me and I cannot wait to start reading it. People tend to loathe or love this book. I love it. ♥️

#DECEMBERCHILL #DRZ #BUDDYREAD

BarbaraBB You still love it after all those years. I am so happy to hear that! 2mo
TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB I do. I can‘t wait to read it by my favorite translators ! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m reading the edition you mentioned!! It‘s beautifully translated, I believe but I‘m NOT enjoying the story at all. The descriptions are great though and Russia as a “character” is fascinating in the hands of Pevear & Volokhonsky. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I absolutely love their translating. 2mo
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Cinfhen
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While my iPad charges, I‘m dipping back into the depressing monotony that is #DrZ 😩I‘m also listening to my “chill” playlist in the background 🎶 Definitely helps 💚 Don‘t forget #DecemberChill begins Friday, December 3🥶

Billypar "Depressing monotony"...that's doesn't sound good, lol. I just started it but only the first couple of pages. I hope it gets better! 2mo
Cinfhen Yeah @Billypar it‘s a buzz kill of a book 😜I hope you find it more engaging 2mo
TrishB I‘m finding I can‘t even pick back up. 2mo
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Cinfhen Yeah @TrishB it‘s just my sense of obligation 😆but im totally cool if others want to bail 🙌🏻#IGetIt (edited) 2mo
vlwelser I was tempted to take that on the train this morning but I convinced myself it was too heavy. 😂 2mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @vlwelser wouldn‘t want you to sprain a muscle 😄😉🤓🧡 2mo
Cathythoughts Poor #DrZ I think I‘m going to call it a bail 😬… well, we‘ll see 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s getting better @Cathythoughts but it‘s really overwritten for my taste 2mo
LeahBergen You guys have all turned me right off even STARTING this novel. 🤣 2mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 that‘s pretty bad @LeahBergen 🙈 2mo
TrishB It stares accusingly at me every time I open my kindle! 2mo
KarenUK I‘m with @LeahBergen 😂 2mo
Cinfhen Poor #DrZ our little buddyread is about to tarnish his reputation @KarenUK @TrishB 😂😂 2mo
peaknit I‘m just going to start and I‘m already afraid I will bail 😳 2mo
Cinfhen #DrZ is a tough read @peaknit but I think a lot of it is mental… it does take work in the beginning because of the Russian names and the storyline isn‘t linear at first. I‘ve been using Spark notes to help me along 😜 2mo
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I.be.Stef
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Bailedbailed

#DecemberChill

It‘s a bail for me! 😭😅 I tried my best to keep up with the story. Idk if it‘s the translation edition but it was too slow and many scenes were dragged out for my taste.
I went ahead and read the plot online though so I‘m good to join the #DecmeberChill discussion ☺️

Cathythoughts I‘m finding it tough going …. I can‘t seem to concentrate 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
I.be.Stef @Cathythoughts It was the same for me! I fell asleep in between chapters 😳 The plot was good though if it didn‘t have as many unnecessary scenes. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m feeling ya @I.be.Stef @Cathythoughts it‘s a drudge!!! And I agree, SO OVERWROUGHT 2mo
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Cinfhen We‘ll still have fun sharing our chill playlists 😜 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re definitely not the only one bailing 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
I.be.Stef @Cinfhen Hahaha idm sharing playlists. I‘ve already got mine on repeat since the beginning of this month 😂😂 2mo
I.be.Stef @BarbaraBB Phew! Glad to know I‘m not alone 😳😮‍💨 😅 2mo
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DGRachel
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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I‘m all in for the #DecemberChill #BuddyRead of #DrZ! I bought this back when I read The Secrets We Kept. The good news is the audiobook is the same translation as my print copy so I can go back and forth. Since I struggle with so many Russian authors in translation, though, I‘m looking forward to bailing on this one soon! 🤣🤣

BarbaraBB Lol, looking forward to following along! 2mo
TheLudicReader I have never read the book, but I love the movie. 2mo
TheBookHippie Those two are the best translators FYI 😂♥️ 2mo
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Simona
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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My #weeklyforecast is more November project than just one week forecast … My plan for this third and last attempt to read Dr. Zhivago is - that when I will feel tired of Russian complexity, I'll read mystery story … just to distract my mind with something else😬

Cinfhen I feel ya xxx 3mo
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Cinfhen
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#DecemberChill #DrZ I may be in over my head 🥺🤭

DGRachel That's a lovely copy, though. The book is on my TBR, but my track record with Russian authors is not so good. 😂 3mo
Cinfhen It is a nice copy @DGRachel print is clean and a good size!!! Very important when a book is over 600 pages!!!!!! #PanicAttack 3mo
TrishB 😂😂 not started yet! 3mo
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BarbaraBB Are you enjoying it?! 3mo
KarenUK 600! 😱 I‘m scared! #pagecountphobiaisreal !! 3mo
vlwelser I'm about 1/3rd of the way in and I find myself confused a lot of the time. Like pick a character name and stick with it already! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m only through the intro and I‘m already put off by the book @BarbaraBB I‘m beginning to think this was a BAD IDEA @KarenUK @TrishB @vlwelser @TheKidUpstairs @Simona and im pretty sure it was my suggestion 😬🤫😥😐 3mo
TrishB 😂😂 at least you can bail first! 3mo
TrishB I‘ve started reading it, 🤔 2mo
TrishB Not got a clue what‘s going on. (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Hahah @TrishB you‘re not alone!!! 2mo
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Simona
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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I've already started #BuddyRead #DecemberChill book - twice in English translation, but the story doesn't pull me in, and, to be completely honest, it seems pretty boring, at least the beginning. The Slovenian translation is my third and final attempt to read this classic, for which I have the feeling that the drama around it is more interesting than the final product …

Cinfhen Yikes!! Not very promising 🥺 3mo
Cinfhen Were u happy with the Booker winner??? 3mo
BarbaraBB I read it a long time ago and enjoyed it more than I expected. But I‘m not really looking forward to reread it! 3mo
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Simona @Cinfhen I‘m slightly burnout, so I guess that the problem is in me and not in the Dr. Zhivago … I‘m more than happy with the winner!!! That book is really tremendously thought provoking in every sense. 3mo
Simona @BarbaraBB I saw the film, decades ago… I wasn‘t impressed … I think that this book isn‘t material for the reread, and I feel kind of sorry that I voted for it 🤗 3mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed The Secrets We Kept which prompted me to read #DrZ but I‘m definitely having second thoughts about tackling a Russian classic. I agree, I think the story surrounding the book is probably going to be better than the actual book. 3mo
Simona I usually enjoy in reading Russian‘s classics, but apparently not this time 🤷🏻‍♀️ My back story book - which has leads me to enthusiastic voting for#DrZ was 3mo
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Kdgordon88
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

#Booked2021
Every Heart a Doorway 3.5 🌟
Long Way Down 5 🌟

#Series2021
A Dangerous Collaboration 4🌟

Listened to a good chunk of Dr. Zhivago on audio but lost my way….so many characters. Starting over in print.
Just started the other two.

Cinfhen I have a print copy and a sparks note for Dr. Z but I haven‘t started yet!! I‘m a little EXTRA nervous now!!!😬 3mo
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Cathythoughts
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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My DrZ arrived ( it was one of the dearer copies ) , but I wanted the print to be easily read … and I‘ve got a good result .. not too small print 👍🏻
I‘ll put it somewhere where I can admire it until December 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen Good to know about print size!! This is the same copy sitting in my Amazon cart 😁 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes .. print size is good 👍🏻😄 it will be easy to hold & read too 🎉 5mo
tpixie @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen print size is so important! 5mo
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Cinfhen As I get a wee bit older 😉the print size makes a HUGE difference @tpixie 5mo
BarbaraBB Such an attractive edition! 5mo
TrishB Good reminder too 👍🏻 5mo
Tamra That is a lovely looking edition! 5mo
batsy Lovely cover! 5mo
Cathythoughts @tpixie I think so 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I‘m thrilled with it 👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻😘 5mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s nice alright ❤️ 5mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
EvieBee Funny. I have the same copy and last week I pulled it out to put on my book cart to possibly read in September. 🤓🤓 5mo
Cathythoughts @EvieBee sounds good .. or would you consider waiting for #DecemberChill 3d - 5th of December @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Buddyread??? 🤷🏼‍♀️😁 5mo
BarbaraBB Thanks Cathy! We‘d love to have you join us in December @EvieBee ! I‘ll tag you in the original post! 5mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB That sounds lovely! Perfect weather for it, too. Count me in. ♥️♥️ 5mo
BarbaraBB @EvieBee We will!❤️ @Cinfhen 5mo
Centique It‘s gorgeous! I am hoping to read it along with you as well 😍😍 5mo
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The_Literary_Jedi
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Mehso-so

More than 50% through and I‘m officially DNFing this book. I‘m not interested in the characters, their motivations, the politics, or the posturing & drama. A bit confusing to read, especially in the beginning. I‘m disappointed that this didn‘t work out for me because I‘ve heard about the movie (which I also was not a fan of) since I was a kid.

It didn‘t work out for me, but I hope it works for someone else!

Susanita I loved the movie. The book is okay, but it seemed like they were on the train forever! 6mo
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The_Literary_Jedi
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Picked my first TBR #bookandamovie combo for July: Dr. Zhivago!

I‘ve heard of this movie but never seen it and never read the book. The movie version is from 2010 (the only version available at my library) and I‘ll be watching after I read if you‘d like to join along. My plan is to pick 1 book&movie combo each month from a rolling list of 150 I‘ve curated. If you have any suggestions, I‘d love to hear them 😁

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GinaKButler
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Working on finishing up one more classic in 2020!

tpixie Gorgeous cover!!! How was the print size? 5mo
GinaKButler @tpixie Large enough for my terrible eyes! 🤣 The book is 8.5 x 6, so it‘s a larger paperback. I can‘t do the little ones anymore. 5mo
tpixie @GinaKButler great to know! Thanks! yes and I‘m really spoiled by either reading on my phone on a Kindle or library app, or on my Kindle and adjusting the font size! 5mo
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GinaKButler
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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After reading The Secrets We Kept, this immediately went on my TBR...were finally getting a cold snap in Central Florida, so it‘s time to crack it open.

And, I think these Vintage Classics Russian Series books are just GORGEOUS!

BookishTrish This book was such an inspiration to me when I was young.... I can‘t wait to read The Secrets... 13mo
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EadieB
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Cortg Yay! I loved 2/3 and the 3rd one is on my TBR. I actually checked the ebook out a couple times this summer but never go to to it! 1y
EadieB @Cortg Glad you agree with my choices! 1y
OriginalCyn620 📚❤️📚 1y
MallenNC I loved Rebecca! So good. 1y
eeclayton I loved all of these too! ❤️ 1y
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kathedron
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Panpan

I love a Russian chunkster and I'm loathe to pan anything but this is one of the most frustrating books I've read. If only he'd get on with telling the story, rather than telling *about* it! Many of the plot-points occur "offstage" and are revealed in info-dumps posing as dialogue (seriously, who on Earth has such conversations?!) and meanwhile we have 400 pages of gorgeous descriptions of snow melting, mice getting into the unharvested crops...

Cathythoughts Hi Kate , I just you an email , please could I get a copy of the updated #JBUK addresses. Thanks 😘 1y
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Kelly326
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Thanks @GinaKButler for telling me about #bookspin. I am looking forward to getting some unread books off of my shelves. What a great idea @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great list!! Just curious - is there a difference between the differently-colored titles, or was that just for ascetics? 2y
Kelly326 No difference, just books that have been sitting on my shelves forever. I have been having a hard time lately deciding what to read, so I am very excited to let you do it for me @TheAromaofBooks 😊 2y
BookishMe Awesome titles!! 2y
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Leftcoastzen
Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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KarenUK Nice stack! 💕 2y
Leftcoastzen @KarenUK thanks!😀 2y
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