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ValerieAndBooks
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text | William Burroughs
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It‘s been a while since I posted an used book store haul! $1 trade paperbacks for the month of May 👍.

The trees have changed since the last time (two months ago) I took a book haul picture from this spot 😃🌳🌿🍃🌳

Tagged book is a #1001Books (as is Candide).

Henrik_Madsen Nice haul! 📕📕😃 23h
Christinak Great haul! ❤️📚❤️ 23h
PerksOfBeingABookworm Nice haul! My friend keeps telling me I need to read The Book of Speculation. I own it... just haven‘t gotten around to it yet. 23h
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Christine Great finds! 23h
AKinderman Loved The Book of Speculation!
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Dragon The Robber Bride is my favourite Atwood 👍🐉 10h
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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

What a poignant little novel! It tells the story of Harriet Frean from birth to death. What‘s interesting (and sad) is Harriet‘s insistence on “behaving beautifully” and self-sacrificing, to please her parents. Our behavior and decisions don‘t just affect ourselves. 159/1,001 #1001Books

CafeMom I haven't heard of this list book. Sounds like a good one. 1d
AshleyHoss820 @CafeMom I bought the app ($5) and it has the complete list from all of their editions! I enjoyed this one! 21h
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hilded
The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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Had to test my new #readingnook after spending hours putting the sofa together this afternoon. Rest is also an important part of the #BookFitnessChallenge, right?! 🤣😆

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wanderinglynn Rest is absolutely important! Both for physical health & mental health. 👍🏻 2d
hilded @wanderinglynn Agree 🙌🏻 2d
BookwormAHN Absolutely 👏🏻 2d
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4thhouseontheleft Definitely! 2d
Caterina Haha yes, rest is super important. It's also a great reward for putting the sofa together!! 2d
Clwojick Definitely! 2d
TheEllieMo Absolutely, rest is very important!! 1d
Read4life Looks like a great place to read and nap. Both important things to do 💙 1d
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ValerieAndBooks
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Mehso-so

This was my first Didion, so I don‘t know if this is consistent of her style. The Questions without question marks throughout got annoying real fast. Definitely felt like a relic of the 1970s. (It was published in 1970)

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DivineDiana Don‘t know. 🤔 Only “read one” but it was an audio! 🙂 2d
LittleWonder I started with The Year of Magical Thinking, then Blue Nights. The Netflix documentary “The Center Will Not Hold” is fabulous! (edited) 2d
saresmoore I think that would drive me bonkers! 2d
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Reggie It started with Cormac McCarthy years ago, but my irritation for authors not using quotations, or question marks, or lately even indenting paragraphs has been so eroded I‘ve almost come to expect it. Lol 2d
Chab256 This was my first and only Didion so far, but I actually loved it. Not sure if her essay style differs... 2d
CarolynM I've only read this one and The Year of Magical Thinking. I liked it a lot. I took the lack of question marks as part of the general ennui and off-handedness. 1d
ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana I guess with audio, punctuation (or lack of) would be unnoticed 🙂 1d
ValerieAndBooks @LittleWonder I‘ve had The Year of Magical Thinking in my TBR for a long time but the topic would hit too close to home for me right now. Wonder if I‘d like her essays more ? 1d
ValerieAndBooks @Chab256 yes, I‘m curious to find that out about her essays. Maybe I can find one online to start with. 1d
ValerieAndBooks @saresmoore yes especially since it felt affected to me. 1d
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie oh Reggie your punctuation expectations have lowered 😂! 1d
ValerieAndBooks @CarolynM makes sense about the lack indicating the ennui. This novel definitely felt very detached. I actually didn‘t like the overall tone of the book but that really is probably more me than an indication of Didion‘s talent. (edited) 1d
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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

This is amazing. I don‘t even know how to explain it. A man who has never contemplated his certain mortality, suddenly must face it head-on. Maybe it‘s my depression/anxiety talking but it was so relatable and thought-provoking. 158/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB Great review 💜 3d
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Thank you!! I wasn‘t sure how to explain how this one made me feel! 😊😊😊 3d
BarbaraBB I think you did explain it perfectly! 3d
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Thank you!! 🥰😊 3d
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BarbaraBB
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Pickpick

I can‘t imagine the effect this book must have had on readers in the 19th century when there was so much less diversion than today and when it was published in episodes in the newspaper. How readers must have looked forward to the next installment.

In the 21th century this book still is the ultimate revenge novel, the revenge of Edmond Dantès who, after having innocently spent years in a dungeon, returns as the Count of Monte Cristo. #1001books

LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful? 😍 3d
Taylor Yeah it is the ultimate revenge novel. 3d
JackOBotts This is a favorite of mine. 3d
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LapReader Love your shelves. 3d
AshleyHoss820 Oh my gosh, yes!! This is one of my favorite books! I can‘t imagine having to wait for each installment! 3d
Kalalalatja So glad you liked it 👏👏 3d
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes very much!! 2d
hilded Redd it last year, loved it! Never read 1000+ pages so fast before 🤣 2d
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Emu
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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sprainedbrain
Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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Mehso-so

My high school AP English teacher wasn‘t a fan of Thoreau—we sort of discussed CliffsNotes and the major themes, and moved on. I‘m glad I finally read it, but it was sort of a chore.

I enjoyed the nature: the lake in the seasons, the wildlife and plants, perhaps because I grew up living simply in the country. There were some philosophical gems, but mainly I found Thoreau to be way too overly wordy and holier-than-thou. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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BoleyBooks I have this one on my shelf. It calls to me now and then when I go to grab a newer book. I must get this one off the list soon. You never know where you will find a magical sentence that changes or inspires you. (edited) 4d
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AshleyHoss820
Return of the Soldier | Rebecca West
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Pickpick

This is a slim novel but I was genuinely invested in what was going to happen! I dang near finished this in one sitting. Chris comes home from the war (WWI), but he is shell-shocked and has no memory of the last 15 years. He thinks he is still 20 and still in love with Margaret. Margaret, along with Chris‘ wife, Kitty, and his cousin, Jenny, must try and cure him...right?... 157/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB I was captured by this one too. A slim novel with a lot to tell! 5d
Henrik_Madsen I too enjoyed it. It is a great book on the horrors of war without actually showing the war. I also kiksede the double meaning of the title revealed at the end. 5d
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Yes! It reminded me of Of Mice and Men! A whole lot of book packed into a slim novel! I loved it! 5d
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AshleyHoss820 @Henrik_Madsen Yes! That was very clever! And, I may be wrong, but wasn‘t this the first novel to really deal with shellshock? There‘s so much going on in this short book! I really liked it! 5d
Henrik_Madsen @AshleyHoss820 It must be one of the first to deal with shellshock. Have you read Pat Barker‘s Regeneration-trilogy? Probably the best fictional books about the subject. 5d
AshleyHoss820 @Henrik_Madsen No, I haven‘t! I‘ll have to add those to the TBR stack! Thank you! 5d
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Daisey
Elective Affinities | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Mehso-so

I finished the last few chapters of this book with this lovely spring view, and I enjoyed the view more than the book. I could appreciate the philosophical aspects, but the story really dragged through the middle for me. In the end, I felt little emotion about any of the characters or the deaths of characters.

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hilded That looks lovely 🤩 1w
jewright I was a little traumatized by the callousness of the emotion at the end. But I liked it. Can‘t wait to discuss it with you this weekend! 1w
Daisey @hilded Thanks! It was lovely! The hammock is my favorite reading spot in spring and fall. (edited) 7d
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