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Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garca Mrquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his familys origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.
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Kammbia1
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I have not done a Litsy Buddy Read before. However, I decided on my personal FB page to read and discuss Song of Solomon in October due to her passing. I would like to do a read and discussion here as well. If anyone is interested, please respond in the comments and I will figure out how to do it as a buddy read. Any suggestions or help with that will be greatly appreciated.

#songofsolomonreadoct2019

Liatrek Hi, I would to join in on a buddy read for this one😊 2w
Kammbia1 Thanks @liatrek! I will send a post in October when I'm ready to start reading it. 2w
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Brie
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Like many, I was so saddened to hear the news of Toni Morrison‘s passing. I was also ashamed it took me so long to get to this beautiful novel of family and belonging, steeped in biblical allusions and magical realism. This might be my second favorite of her novels, after Sula.

EchoLogical Have you read The Bluest Eye? 2w
Brie @EchoLogical Yes! Twice, once for myself and once for school. That‘s another good one of hers. 2w
Kammbia1 I'm going to read this one as a buddy read next month in honor of her passing. Looking forward to it....as this novel will be a re-read for me. 2w
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Jazinator
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Book #70: I rather enjoyed Song of Solomon, however I am not sure if it should go on my personal must read list. It is rather vulgar through most of the story but it tells a very good tale. The story is partly about a black man living in an intolerant society. I read comments elsewhere that this is a work about living as a black person during the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2008/01/the-306-greatest-books-70-song-of.html

#100greatestbooks

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vivastory
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1) As I've already mentioned this is the only Morrison I've read, but I think about it frequently.
2) Teleportation! I'd use it to visit all of the bookstores on my bucket list.
3) Virgo.
4) #NYRBBookClub discussion with my co-host @mklong for "Black Wings Has My Angel." Out to eat & read.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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GatheringBooks
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gradcat Lovely quote. ♥️ 1mo
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Liatrek
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To my great shame I realized I didn‘t own any of Toni Morrison books 🤦🏾‍♀️ I have now rectified the situation and look forward to reading soon

Leftcoastzen Nice!! 1mo
lele1432 I need to do the same. 😞 1mo
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AliD73
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jenniferw88
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RIP Toni Morrison

I went with the #strongwoman line in #perfect, so have this bunch of very strong women #ayupaugust (the painting is of Mary Shelley).

@Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

(Yes, I initially only wanted to use Anne when I saw the lyrics! 🤣🤣🤣)

squirrelbrain Great collage! And loving the fact that you managed to get Anne in there! 1mo
Cinfhen Lovely tribute to Toni Morrison but kudos for sneaking in Anne ❣️ 1mo
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Kammbia1
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I found out about the passing of Toni Morrison earlier today. I‘ve only read 2 of her novels, Song of Solomon and Jazz. Morrison is one of the best writers that America has ever produced and she leaves behind a body of work that rivals anyone in American Literature. RIP

Christopher_Tallon She was awesome. I've read most of her books. Song of Solomon is my favorite. 1mo
Kammbia1 I'm going to be reading Song of Solomon soon. It will be interesting to see how I feel about it after a reread. 1mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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RIP my queen ❤️ The tagged book opened a whole new world of literature to me and I will be forever grateful to be able to cherish her words. She is, above all, immortal.

Julsmarshall So true! 1mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️💔 1mo
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Tanisha_A Immortal. I have only read The Bluest Eye yet, but I am going to read everything by her, I know. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A I am so excited for you! The Bluest Eye is fantastic but her writing only gets better from there, like TBE on speed. It might be interesting to read her work in chronological order. Enjoy! We can buddyread sometime. I still have a few left :) 1mo
Kammbia1 I'm going to read Song of Solomon as a buddy read next month in honor of her passing. Looking forward to it....as this novel will be a re-read for me. 2w
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samantha1027
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Years ago, when I read Song of Solomon, I had never read a book like it. It is still one of my all time favorite books. Toni Morrison had such a way with words. #rip

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Rachel.Rencher
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I just heard that Toni Morrison passed away. RIP to an amazing author. 😔

Link to story: http://huffp.st/q9hzj2X

GingerAntics Her books just moved up my TBR. 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @GingerAntics I've only read Song of Solomon but it was amazing. I can't wait to read her other works. 1mo
GingerAntics I‘ve heard wonderful things about Song of Solomon and Beloved. 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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RIP Toni Morrison ❤️. All five books I have here are on the #1001Books list, and deservedly so. I do still need to read Song of Solomon and Jazz, though.

Chrissyreadit 😢 1mo
Kammbia1 I'm going to read this one as a buddy read next month in honor of her passing. Looking forward to it....as this novel will be a re-read for me. 2w
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GypsyKat
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wordslinger42 Oh no, how sad 😔 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😢💔 1mo
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Bibliogeekery
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♥️💔

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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sprainedbrain
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RIP to one of the greatest. 💔

Bibliogeekery 💔 I just posted this same quote. Such a great one! 1mo
Moray_Reads Terrible news! But what a legacy she leaves
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sprainedbrain @Bibliogeekery this is my favorite of her novels. ❤️ 1mo
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Bibliogeekery @sprainedbrain my favourite is Sula but I love this one as well! 1mo
SW-T 😢💔😢💔 1mo
EmilyM One of my favorite quotes! ❤️ 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😢💔 1mo
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vivastory
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Song of Solomon is the only Toni Morrison I have read, but it was so powerful I still think about it regularly. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Morrison is to contemporary American literature what Gabriel Garcia Marquez was to Latin American. What a singular talent!! She will be deeply missed.

Scochrane26 I‘ve only read Beloved and admit I didn‘t understand some of it, but she was an important author. 1mo
Suet624 Agreed. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Song of Solomon was my first, too. Outstanding! 1mo
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hilded
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Finished this gem yesterday, a marvellous book!

The story seemed to lack some focus in the beginning, but then got better and better and came together very well at the end. The characters are wonderfully drawn, and the language is exquisite.

Read this for my TBR challenge in the #Reading1001 group at GR. My favourite Morrison to date.

#1001books
#AtY2019 - Award winning book

CafeMom Love Toni Morrison but I haven't read this one yet. 2mo
hilded @CafeMom I have enjoyed the ones I‘ve read by her, but this was only my third (read ‘The Bluest Eye‘ and Beloved‘ before this. More good ones to come for both of us 😄 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I‘ve had this in my TBR for a long time! I should move this one up. 2mo
hilded @ValerieAndBooks Hope you‘ll enjoy it when you get to it. 2mo
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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“ She was old. So old she was colorless. So old only her mouth and eyes were distinguishable features in her face. Nose, chin, cheekbones, forehead, neck all had surrendered their identity to the pleats and crochetwork of skin committed to constant change “

Marvellous.

AceOnRoam Lovely ❤ 3mo
AceOnRoam I need to start this one very soon! 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved the couple of Toni Morrison‘s I‘ve read ♥️💔 3mo
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ClairesReads Looking forward to getting to this one 3mo
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads I hope you do get to it as would love your thoughts 💭 3mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles I‘m on holiday in 2 weeks so it‘s on lock for the break 3mo
Kammbia1 I'm going to read this one as a buddy read next month in honor of her passing. Looking forward to it....as this novel will be a re-read for me. 2w
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greytone
Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison

This, I believe, is my favorite author, and is also my favorite book by this author. I've read it many, many times. and spoken of it to the author over dinner at Oprah's house many years ago. Deep conversations that involved deep emotions and the corners they hide in. We talked about her next novel,...and although she was reluctant to reveal too much; when published, it actually continued our evening conversation about love (..Big “L“).

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Hestapleton
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So I liked this. But the audio was hard to follow. I haven‘t read Morrison in awhile and I forgot that, at least for me, her prose is better when I can read it and take my time with it. The plot was just too hard follow on audio when I can‘t flip through it to figure out what‘s happening. Although Morrison is a fantastic narrator. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Daisey I feel much the same. I like listening to her narrate her own stories, but I do think they are harder to follow in audio. 4mo
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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Finished listening to this one this morning: Toni Morrison wrote this 40 years ago and so what was contemporary then now has the patina of historical fiction— but that does not detract from the story in any way! With her unique style of lyricism + touch of magical realism + family-centric plots the story does not disappoint though I really wish Dion Graham had narrated the audio edition (She was *creaky*!)

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Because I loved Toni Morrison‘s reading of ‘Beloved‘ I did not hesitate to dnload this one— but it may have been a mistake. Though she wrote this about 40 years ago, it was recorded *2* years ago when the author was 86 years old. She doesn‘t sound a day under 100 😔

I‘ll give it a little longer but I may have to bail and go to print.

AshleyHoss820 Bummer! She reads Beloved so well! This is my favorite Morrison, too. 4mo
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shawnmooney
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LeahBergen Say what now? 🤔 4mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay19 Day 2: #Audacity, thy name is woman. I own a copy of this Toni Morrison novel but have yet to read it. Sounds perfect, though for our #WomenReadWomen2019 theme. @ephemeralwaltz have you read this one yet?

gradcat Terrific! 🙌 5mo
ephemeralwaltz I have! It was my first Toni Morrison. It might as well be the most astounding novel I've ever read... 5mo
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vivastory
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In Hagar's daydreams, Milkman Dead is singing #letyouloveme Song of Solomon was easily one of the greatest books I read last year. It's past time for me to read more Toni Morrison.
#AnglophileApril @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen

emilyhaldi I have yet to read any Morrison 🤭 5mo
Cinfhen Same @EmilyHarris 😞 5mo
rachelk One of my favorite books! I‘d like to read it again one day. (edited) 5mo
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Cathythoughts I have this one waiting for awhile... such a powerful writer ♥️👍🏻 5mo
KimHM One of my absolute all-time faves. 5mo
Reviewsbylola I love Morrison but this wasn‘t one of my favorites. 5mo
Mdargusch I need to check this out. I love coming of age stories. 5mo
vivastory @Mdargusch I hope you love it. It's one of the greatest coming of age stories imo 5mo
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ThePurpleSponge
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Curling up with Toni Morrison for the first hour ❤

1) part of the world: NYC
2) looking forward to: this one, honestly! Also, Hidden Figures on audio (libby library find!)
3) left over fried wantons mmm
4) a little something: Idk it's been a rough couple of months so I NEED THIS 😓😥📚
5) doing differently: happy about challenges every 3 hours!! Spend less time worrying about pic lighting and social media and more time reading!!

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TheReadingCompanion
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Best book I have pick up this year 😭 I feel crushed by her literary talent. How can anyone write after this? How can I read anything else after this? I need a hardcover for my library. #tonimorrison #songofsolomon

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lauralovesbooks1
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Morrison creates some of the most vivid, fully developed characters I have ever come across -and then manages to dig deep into some of the hard truths about life.

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ulrichyumiodd
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Follow the life of Macon “Milkman” Dead, a Black man with a blurry family history.

Intriguing story: it seems to lack focus at the beginning, but it comes together throughout the book. The characters are very well written, with original yet realistic personalities. The writing style is wonderful, though a few details made me frown: do you need to compare lipstick to puppy penises? I get it, that character‘s obsession is related to sex. But still.

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ulrichyumiodd
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Song of Solomon is very promising! I read the first chapter earlier today, and I loved it!

Also, say hi to Kit, our new cat! It‘s been two weeks now, and he‘s slowly getting used to his new home. #catsoflitsy

BookishMarginalia Awwww, what a cutie! 8mo
Jess_Franzino I don‘t know how I missed this picture of Kit. He‘s SOOOO cute! 8mo
Erofan 😻 8mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I just got done with chapter 3, and woah. I was not expecting that level of family drama. I now have to compose all of my thoughts about the first chunk of my thoughts into a 500 word response for my professor. That's gonna be hard. 😅

cathysaid Not a huge Morrison fan but really enjoyed this one. 8mo
Daisey This is my favorite Morrison! 8mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I'm taking full advantage of this long weekend to get ahead in my classes! I started Song of Solomon, and I honestly really like it so far. 🤓

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Who's read Song of Solomon before? This is my first book in my Literary Criticism course, and the professor said she chose this one because it's one of the most challenging books we'll ever read. 😅

vivastory I wouldn't let it intimidate you. I've heard that before & I read it in December & thought it was amazing. It's no more difficult than GG Marquez. 8mo
Ruthiella I agree with @vivastory. Morrison is amazing. Don‘t worry, you can handle it!😀 8mo
JamieArc I read it as a senior in high school, when my critical thinking skills weren‘t really developed and I hated reading anything that hard. That being said, I really liked this one and think you‘ll get through it fine. 8mo
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ulrichyumiodd It‘s also part of my readings for my PhD class on animal tales! I‘ve never read it before, but that prof usually chooses great books, so I would expect it to be good. 8mo
C.Perone I read it yearssssss ago (read decades) and hated it. Morrison's other books are so much better that I never understood why this one was so popular (other than it being an Oprah book club pick) 8mo
BarbaraBB I read it ages ago but don‘t remember much... maybe because it was that challenging 😉?! 8mo
MandellaL I read it several years ago. I really like Toni Morrison, but this is definitely not her best. 8mo
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Valeka
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Picked up this vintage copy of this amazing book! First great find of the year!

JLaurenceCohen Great cover 8mo
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masofia
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A stunning narrative with characters that are completely realized. Thought provoking and challenging, it is a great book for those considering their place in a family or their family‘s place in history.

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vivastory
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Although none of the characters in my current read are named after #MarysBoyChild their names are chosen by randomly opening the Bible. This makes for memorable & outlandish names, such as Pilate & First Corinthians.
#WinterWonderland
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Clever!!! I never knew that...maybe it‘s time I read this book🤓 9mo
vivastory @Cinfhen I read half of it today. It's absolutely brilliant. I really can't say enough good things about it. 9mo
Cathythoughts Excellent choice... that‘s one I have & must get to 9mo
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LeahBergen I‘ve read four (I think? 🤔) of Morrison‘s books but not this one! 9mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Any favorites? 9mo
LeahBergen I would have to say Beloved (so far 😄). 9mo
vivastory @LeahBergen I almost started that one instead of Song of. I definitely plan on reading all of her novels. 9mo
TrishB Another interesting concept!! 9mo
BookNAround Morrison is amazing. And I agree with @LeahBergen that Beloved is the creme de la creme. 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Song of Solomon opened a new door for me regarding what contemporary fiction can actually do. It's too brilliant. 8mo
ephemeralwaltz Hope you enjoyed! 8mo
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vivastory
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sprainedbrain Loved that book! 9mo
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vivastory
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Just read the first 60 pages. Good grief, it's brilliant. I can't believe I have waited this long to read Morrison.

readordierachel I've only read Jazz, which was great, but that was too long ago. I need to read more of her! 9mo
vivastory @readordierachel I had heard that Song of Solomon was really difficult, but I haven't had any difficulty with it. It's absolutely brilliant. I will try Jazz next. 9mo
Emilymdxn I loved this book!! 9mo
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Daisey So far, Song of Solomon is my favorite of hers that I‘ve read. 9mo
Kristelh Song of Solomon is one of my favorites too 9mo
Ruthiella She is amazing! You‘ve got some great reading ahead of you! 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Yes yes yes! I'm currently reading Jazz. I'm saving Beloved for last... I'm curious to see if it can top Song of Solomon 8mo
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LiterRohde
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“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

#QuotsyNov18 | 9: #Freedom

📷: Made with Typorama

TK-421 Love this! 10mo
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CuriousG
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My phone refuses to do a screengrab so I can't repost @staci.reads original giveaway pic, but this is #mybookfriend - There are so many things I love about this book, but especially the fact that nothing is ever exactly what we think it is. People are flawed; 'fact' is always altered by perspective; ego can destroy so much. I'm a realist through and through, so I feel comforted by such raw, honest writing.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

staci.reads I am a huge Toni Morrison fan, but I've actually never read Song of Solomon. Beloved and The Bluest Eye are my favorites. This makes me want to move it up on my list! Thanks for entering! 12mo
CuriousG @staci.reads I'm also a big fan of Beloved and The Bluest Eye. Those are my top 3 Morrison novels (with Paradise a really close 4th) 😊 12mo
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AshleyHoss820
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Favorite Author of Color: I actually have several...but these two absolutely gutted me with their work. And I ain‘t even mad about it. I was having trouble finding out what their favorite books were, but I found this video of Ms. Morrison and she‘s just lovely to listen to.

https://youtu.be/_8Zgu2hrs2k

My favorite novel of hers is Song of Solomon.
#AGameOfFavorites

Jillybeane Check out Nnedi Okorafor and Octavia Butler 💕 13mo
AshleyHoss820 @Jillybeane Thank you! I will!! 😊 13mo
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rmaclean4
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Listened to this on Scribd. Loved hearing the author read her own work...but was very disappointed that this was an abridged version of the novel. I have been very happy with Scribd in general but I wish this recording had been more clearly marked as abridged.

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rmaclean4
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It has been so long since I read this that I don't remember much about it. I am rereading to fullfil one of the challenges for the #readingwomen2018 challenge. Is anyone else doing this challenge?

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CuriousG
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Sitting by this lake was the perfect spot to finish yet another read of one of my absolute favourite books. Toni Morrison manages to keep the perfect balance of hope/despair/discovery/fantastical all throughout this masterpiece. I know I'll read it again - just a matter of time

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CuriousG
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"Truly landlocked people know they are...that they must content themselves with bank, shore, and beach because they cannot claim a coast."

Although I love Morrison's prose and ideas, this is one that sounds beautiful but does not ring true. I love the small, landlocked lakes - the idea that given the time and effort I can see all shores. I love visiting the coast, but my small lake is the perfect long term spot for me ?