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Daisey
H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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I appreciated this more than any memoir I‘ve listened to for a while, but I think most of that is due to it being more. I could relate to the personal journey through grief, but the details of falconry and the literary aspects were much more interesting to me.

#audiobook #memoir #nonfiction #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown September 2019

Suet624 I was surprised by all the information about White. 3h
Daisey @Suet624 I was too, but since I had just listened to The Once and Future King, it was perfect timing. 2h
ImperfectCJ I finished this book wanting to take up falconry. Luckily for my cat, I haven't followed through. (So far.) 2h
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BarbaraBB
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Mehso-so

I read this #GraphicNovel for #Booked2019 and because it‘s on the list of #1001books but I didn‘t fell for the genre. For me, looking at pictures is way more difficult than to just read, all those images soon dazzle me. And then it is about superheroes... in which I‘m not interested at all. However, I was intrigued and it kept me reading on. Never again though 🤪

ValerieAndBooks I actually got this recently only because it‘s #1001Books. I‘ll probably start it sooner rather than later because it should be a faster read than the many books with 500+ pages on the list 🤪 8h
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks Well, it actually took me surprisingly long 😬😀 8h
Amiable I‘m right there with you. I read it for a reading Bingo challenge (“read a graphic novel”) and my husband and son love it. I was totally “meh” about it. 8h
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats on surviving! ♥️📚👊🏻🤪 4h
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BarbaraBB
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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#GroundsForDivorce #RedRoseSeptember

This book is so not my usual stuff, but okay, I‘ll give it a try. It works for #1001books, #Booked2019 and #ATY19.

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 4d
Cinfhen Yeah, It‘s NOT for me, either 😬 4d
Reagan-reads Oh I love it, and it was way out of my usual comfort zone. I dug the movie too. 4d
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batsy I wasn't into graphic novels when I first read this (or rather I hadn't read much comics up to that point) but I was really blown away by this! 4d
BarbaraBB @Reagan-reads @batsy That is hopeful, thanks for the thumbs-up 💕 3d
AudreyMorris This book put me into a 6-week reading slump. I forced myself to finish. It was a mistake! My high schooler has loved it for years, it was all his idea... 1d
BarbaraBB @AudreyMorris I can relate to that, it is so not for me. I have a hard time focusing on what‘s happening in all those graphics and who is talking etc. But I have to admit I do like it better than expected. 23h
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Emu
Elementary Particles | Michel Houellebecq
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Mehso-so

Hmmm, I really struggled with this book. On the one hand it was really well-written,on the other hand I just felt like I wasn‘t the target audience for this book. I am however glad that I finished the book, because the last two pages of the book turned out to be the best pages. 😀#1001books #reading1001

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EadieB
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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dramatization of book, Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. Philip Marlowe 2nd mystery. setting is California 40s. Moose Malloy is looking for red-haired Velma Valento. Malloy has smashed up the club, broken the manager's neck, and headed out of the door. Marlowe has a hunch that he can find Velma. He just has to hope that curiosity doesn't get him killed. Story full of wisecracks & colorful characters & humor of Chandler. Highly recommended!

Ruthiella I‘ve only read The Big Sleep but the dialogue was so crazy fun to read! 5d
EadieB @Ruthiella This one brought me up to 240 of the 1001 books. Thought I had 236 but it was 239. 5d
Ruthiella @EadieB Whohoo! 🥳 5d
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Emu
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Mehso-so

I finally finished this one. It is a short book that I actually a quick read, but for some reason I got pulled away from it for a long time. #1001books #reading1001books

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Daisey
H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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I checked this #audiobook out to listen to just as I was finishing listening to The Once and Future King. It wasn‘t until I was reading other reviews of that book that I realized the author T.H. White is discussed in this book. It‘s a happy coincidence that I‘m following that audiobook with this one, and it‘s adding to my appreciation of both, although not enough to change my rating of the former.

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SW-T I loved this book! 5d
Daisey @SW-T I‘m really enjoying it so far. 5d
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

This is listed as one book on the #1001books list, so I‘m reviewing it as such. Sometimes it‘s divided into 5 separate books, and if I had reviewed as such, the first 3 would have been rated higher. I enjoyed the beginning of the story, appreciated the middle, and was disappointed in the end. I also didn‘t feel that the separate books fit together well in style, although they were chronological. However, the #audiobook narration was great.

JazzFeathers This has been on my TBR for ages, since when l was l kid and was obsessed with Arthurian tales. Sorry to hear it could have been better fir you. But it's s classic, so l think l'll keep it in my pile 😊 6d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I did really enjoy the earlier part of the story. This may be a little bit of my final review being effected by the end of the story more than the overall. It is definitely an interesting retelling of the Arthur story. 6d
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Joyfulmimi
Reveries of the Solitary Walker | Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Pickpick

In my view, this is philosophical writing regarding soul-searching at its finest. I love such books of self-examination, of people trying to make sense of themselves and human nature. Plus, I found much of his wisdom to be personally helpful and unforgettable, captured in my book journal, filled with notes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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MrBook Ah, one I remember fondly! I must re-read it! Thank you for the reminder! 1w
Joyfulmimi You are surely welcome @MrBook 1w
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