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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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So fun going through this journal today! Brings back a lot of memories for two books I originally read over a year ago. Great comments from everyone, and I loved our #Reading1001 picks.

And thank you so much for the wonderful bookmarks @Daisey The George RR Martian quote is actually on my Litsy profile, it‘s one of my favorites.

#1001Discoveries

@sprainedbrain

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Daisey
A Surprise in the Mail! | Amye Rosenberg
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I finally got everything together and made it to the post office today. I sent out my #BookmarkSwap envelopes and the last books I read for #1001Discoveries. Also, I received a bookmark envelope from @mreads a couple days ago.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! Don‘t you feel so productive when you mail out a bunch of completed projects? 4mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4mo
Dolly Hi Daisey, did you not receive my package? Tracking says it was delivered yesterday at 12:46 pm 🤞🏼 (edited) 4mo
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Daisey @Dolly So sorry! I got home late last night and completely forgot to check the mail. It was there when I got home today! @LibrarianRyan 4mo
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! In the past week I finished your books, reviewed the last of already published books on my NetGalley shelf, and got the bookmarks done. Feeling so accomplished! 4mo
Dolly Yay! 4mo
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Daisey
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Pickpick

I can‘t say I quite enjoyed this book, but I appreciated the experience of reading it. The story is often violent and depressing but the immersion in the culture of the characters is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the Tolkien references and the depth that added to the story for me.

I strongly recommend http://www.annotated-oscar-wao.com if you‘re struggling with the language or the references.

#1001books #1001Discoveries

krismlars You're making better progress than I am in the 1001 book! I keep track the same way, with tabs😁 4mo
ValerieAndBooks @Daisey Good idea with the tabs! I may borrow this idea. I have that same edition but keep track of my #1001Books with the app. Tabs are a nice tangible way of seeing your progress. Are the colors random, or coded in some way? @krismlars 4mo
Nute Wow! I love this! Congratulations on your progress. Such a cool visual way to see your ongoing achievement. 4mo
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Daisey @krismlars @ValerieAndBooks I keep more careful track in the app and with Goodreads, but I just went through and updated my tabs in the book. It makes the 100 books I‘ve completed feel a bit more substantial. My colors & spacing are random but I do write the month & year read. The tricky part is marking books not included in this edition. Sometimes I put with another book by the author and sometimes chronological. 4mo
Daisey @Nute Thank you! 4mo
krismlars @ValerieAndBooks I use yellow post-it notes that have been cut down. @Daisey I also keep better track in my reading spreadsheet 4mo
CafeMom I have never seen the actual 1001 book. It is huge. Thanks for including the picture. 4mo
Daisey @CafeMom It‘s massive! I wasn‘t sure about buying a copy, but I found this one which appears new for a used price, I think because of a marker slash across the edge of the pages. I bought it thinking it would give more explanation as to why each book was chosen, but it generally doesn‘t. However, it‘s still interesting to read the short essays about the books. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks So are the 1001 Discoveries the same as the 1001 Books? 4mo
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks #1001Discoveries is a postal book group that specifically chose from the 1001 list for books to share. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks That is super fun! 4mo
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Daisey
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The Tolkien references in this book are great! It‘s not just Lord of the Rings either, another quote references the fall of Gondolin. Catching these does make me wonder about the specifics of some of the other references that are familiar but not as well known to me.

#1001books #1001Discoveries

Trollkonstnaren Oh I love those little references inside the books! 4mo
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Daisey
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It didn‘t take long for me to realize that I was going to need to look up some Spanish while reading this book. The first phrase I typed into the search led me to this website of not only translations but also notes and links for mentions of books, movies, games, etc. It has been helpful and I would recommend it. http://www.annotated-oscar-wao.com

Additionally, I‘m enjoying the Tolkien allusions and references.

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merelybookish That's cool! I read somewhere that Diaz intentionally wanted Anglo readers to experience the disorientation of not knowing all the language. 4mo
Daisey @merelybookish That makes sense with some of what I‘ve read as well. It can be tough, but it makes the immersion in the culture of the story much stronger. I‘m enjoying it, even if it slows down my reading. 4mo
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Daisey
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I‘m finally starting this one during Sunday morning books with breakfast. I‘m curious about it since I‘ve seen rather conflicting reviews.

#1001books #1001Discoveries #ReadandEat

bromeliad Yeah, same here. I'm looking forward to your review on this! 4mo
Emilymdxn I absolutely adored this one but I listened to it as audio rather than a physical book and I‘ve heard a few people say they thought it was easier to follow listening than seeing, I‘ll be interested to see how you find the physical copy 4mo
Daisey @Emilymdxn I‘ve seen there is a Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated audiobook, so I did put it on hold. However, a chapter in I think I‘m glad to be reading it in print. Text will make me more likely to slow down and check details such as looking up meanings of Spanish phrases. 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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Mehso-so

This one drug a bit for me at the beginning, but eventually after she started “righting” the farm I could enjoy the humor in it....take the most dysfunction farm family (think Wuthering Heights, or Jane Eyre or any Thomas Hardy) and how one city girl comes in and starts “fixing” all their issues like a more competent Austen heroine (Emma). So slow, but a good satire of the dreary fiction of the day.

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Swe_Eva If you haven't seen it yet, check out the movie-version. It is magnificent! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Swe_Eva I have not, but I‘ve heard the movie is very good, twice now....so I‘ll have to watch it! 👍 7mo
Swe_Eva @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It is indeed - great cast! 7mo
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Emilymdxn @Swe_Eva THERES A MOVIE!??? This is like my fave comic novel ever and I had no idea there was a film! 7mo
Swe_Eva @Emilymdxn Enjoy!!! Its a delight. 7mo
Gezemice I loved this one, it is so funny. 7mo
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Daisey
The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

To be honest, I had a hard time deciding whether this was a pick or a so-so for me. It took an incredibly long time for me to feel invested in this story. I wanted to feel more sympathy for Lily, but her materialistic views meant I had a hard time getting there. Yet, I appreciated the writing, the social commentary, and the difficult realism of the later part of the story.

#1001books #1001Discoveries

Tamra Wharton💜 8mo
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Daisey
The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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I‘ve hardly had any reading time at all this past week, but today I finally got a chance for a few more pages with Lily Bart along with lunch. I‘m not quite sure what I think of this one yet, but I also expect a slow build with Edith Wharton so I‘m being patient.

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batsy This is one of my faves, but it is a slow, immersivr read. 8mo
Daisey @batsy I started out reading small snippets on Serial Reader every few evenings, but now that I've had time to delve into a longer section I'm enjoying it more. 8mo
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