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The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
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This book from the #1001 list follows a “whisky priest“ in Mexico as he runs from persecution. The story is both sad and moving, as the priest struggles with his own conscience and reflects upon his religion and faith.

Finished my 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary and it's also my #BookSpin book for this month!
@Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
myellenbee Such a good book! 2h
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Zorba the Greek | Nikos Kazantzakis, Carl Wildman
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Book 42 of 2021.

#1001 #BOTM #Reading1001

BookwormM Still waiting for my library hold 3mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Me and Toni Morrison, we‘ve never been a good match. I know it‘s an unpopular opinion but this was the fourth of her books I tried and again it didn‘t work. Beloved asks too much from me. I can‘t seem to follow along and all time jumping and magical realism feels forced to me. Maybe some other time… #1001books

EvieBee She‘s not for me, either lol! 3mo
BarbaraBB @EvieBee I am honestly glad to hear that. She is such an important writer, I feel like I should love her 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 3mo
EvieBee In high school, I was in an advanced English class that didn‘t really exist. My teacher would just give me books to read and I would. Fell in love with Hardy, Austen, the Brontes and others but not Morrison. Couldn‘t do it, lol! 3mo
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vivastory It's interesting what writers we connect with. Song of Solomon floored me. It's one of my favorites of all time. Yet it's the only Morrison I've read 😬 3mo
vivastory In #1001 news, did you see a new edition is being released? 3mo
Leftcoastzen Did you ever try 3mo
AnneCecilie I‘m so happy I‘m not the only one who doesn‘t love her. I‘ve read three of her books. 3mo
vlwelser I hated this particular book. You are not alone. 3mo
IndoorDame I‘ve always had the same opinion. She‘s so iconic that I feel like I should try again, and it has been a while since I read one of hers, but I don‘t exactly have high hopes…🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
TheLudicReader You are not alone. 3mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I read that one a long time ago and don‘t remember much. And I did hear good things about The Bluest Eye indeed @Leftcoastzen , so maybe I should give her one more try! 3mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I didn‘t know about the new edition! Did you, @Liz_M ? I‘ll check it out immediately! 3mo
BarbaraBB @TheLudicReader @IndoorDame @vlwelser @EvieBee @AnneCecilie I hardly dared admit it but now I know I am in good company! 🤍 3mo
Ruthiella I love Morrison but there are plenty of other lauded authors who just aren‘t for me. Personally I find it kind of freeing, because accepting this removes a number of books from my TBR list! 😅 3mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella Names please 😃 3mo
Graywacke I think four books counts as a solid effort. I‘m a huge Morrison fan, but if she‘s not working for you, forget her. Self torture not required. This one, by the way, is really confusing. I think i knew the plot going in…and I think that helped me a lot. 3mo
Ruthiella Off the top of my head: D. H. Lawrence and Isabelle Allende. I‘ve read 3 books from each. Not my cup of tea! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Graywacke It is so confusing indeed and it makes me impatient and irritated. That‘s my state of mind at the moment, I realize, so I keep in mind that people like you are fan of her and might try again when I feel calmer. 3mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 😃 I stopped reading both of them too after reading 3 books by each but I did like the ones I read. It was enough though! 3mo
CarolynM I admired this book more than liking it. It didn't make me want to read more of her work. I'm with @Ruthiella on Lawrence and Allende - both too weird (in their own ways) for me. I would add Gabriel Garcia Marquez to the list too. 3mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM @Ruthiella I was thinking of him too. I wouldn‘t read him anymore but read a lot of his books. What about Kundera, Roth or even McEwan? Sometimes it‘s just enough. 3mo
Reggie I‘ve only read 2 of hers but have loved them so much. She has paragraphs that come back to me at times. Also, @Ruthiella and @CarolynM I think Lawrence is the only author I dnf‘ed after 275 pages, I think it was The Rainbow and I just felt like the main character walked from the house to the gate in that time. Lol 3mo
BarbaraBB @Reggie That is one I still “need” to read because it‘s on the list of #1001books… there are 5 of him on there 😱 3mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I can‘t find the news about the new edition… do you remember where you read it? 3mo
Cinfhen Same 🤫🙁 3mo
Ruthiella @Reggie @CarolynM @BarbaraBB OMG, that‘s totally what drives me bananas about D. H. Lawrence, all the description. He spends so much time trying to capture the inner life of his characters... 3mo
Centique @CarolynM @Ruthiella @Reggie it‘s funny because those weird ones are my favourites! Love a little unreality creeping in. But I agree there‘s always an author or two that you just don‘t gel with. For me it‘s Jodi Picoult. 🙄 I also haven‘t got to grips with Joyce or Dostoevsky yet. But I‘m hopeful 🤞Reggie your comment about Lawrence is hilarious. I want to read that now just to experience that myself! 🤣 3mo
Ruthiella @Centique One of my good friend IRL who also reads loves Lawrence. There‘s no accounting for taste! 😜 I‘ve only read one Picoult book and found it so so. To many contrived metaphors and maybe a little heavy handed... 3mo
Reggie @Centique Lol I was in my teens so you have to take that into account. I think about trying him again just to see if I would think differently but I can‘t bring myself to do it. Also, I‘ve only read 2 by Picoult and she always picks up the hot topics of the moment and gives you the all around view. One was about a shooting at school and the other was about abortion which I loved because of some of the characters in there. 3mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M Thanks! And good luck with those busy times at work. Happy these times are back for the arts 🤍🤍 3mo
BarbaraBB @Centique I have read one Picoult and enjoyed it but I‘ve never felt tempted to pick up another. I do love Dostoevsky though. Joyce always goes way over my head 😃 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
BarbaraBB Lots of #readingasia there! And #1001 of course! 7mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Of course! 😁 7mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Went to AAUW Used Book Sale in Racine, WI and this is my small book haul. Isn‘t my crossbody purse AWESOME???

#1001 #npr100sff #bookpurse

TheNeverendingTBR Love the purse! 👌 10mo
staci.reads That is awesome! 10mo
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BarbaraBB A first edition? Wow 🤩 11mo
Kristelh @BarbaraBB I didn‘t have the first edition but my drawing was from first edition found on Wikipedia 11mo
BarbaraBB You drawing? Wow too 😄 11mo
Kristelh 😊 thanks 11mo
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Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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Kristelh Copy of drawing by the author 12mo
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Golden Notebook | Doris Lessing
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Doris is a very intelligent writer and I am amazed at how she pulled off interweaving so many story lines. I think it was a bit jarring at times when a section ended, I don't think there were real chapters, with a bang and then that story line would be lost for a while but maybe that is what the author was going for. Overall, I did appreciate this book and the author but I think it was probably a bit too smart for my brain at this time.#1001