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Daisey
To Have and Have Not | Ernest Hemingway
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I listened to several hours of The Feast of the Goat over the weekend and got to some tough chapters describing the torture of men arrested after Trujillo‘s assassination. So, I took a break today and read some more of my Hemingway book. This book also quickly turned more violent than I was expecting from the description, but I was happy to realize it‘s partially set in Cuba.

#1001books #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #DominicanRepublic #Cuba

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ChelseaM6010
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Pickpick

“Just one of the 3,653 days of his sentence, from bell to bell. The extra three were for leap years.”

This book follows Ivan Denisovich Shukhov for a single day while he is serving a term in a Stalinist labor camp. Definitely recommend wearing a jacket and having a hot beverage nearby because it‘s gonna be cold! I could feel the chill of the Siberian winter when reading this from the warmth and comfort of my own house! 🥶

ChelseaM6010 This was my #Bookspin read for the month of February. Also: #1001Books#RoryGilmoreReadingChallenge (edited) 3d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2d
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Daisey
The Feast of the Goat: A Novel | Mario Vargas Llosa
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I spent a few hours continuing to listen to this book today, and I‘m really enjoying the way it‘s told from different perspectives. I also made chivo guisado, or braised goat, served with rice. It turned out well and I‘ve got a few meals made for this coming week.

#FoodAndLit #DominicanRepublic #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #audiobook #1001books #translated #ReadingTheWorld #ReadTheWorld

Texreader How appropriate!! 4d
Catsandbooks Awesome! 🇩🇴 4d
BarbaraBB 👌🏽 4d
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Daisey
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Pickpick

This is a short novel, but there‘s a lot to consider, especially about culture and names. The Caribbean setting was vibrant, yet the feeling of conflict was ever present. There were shifting perspectives and it always felt a bit disjointed, reflecting how the characters never find a way to trust or communicate clearly. It‘s definitely an interesting companion read for Jane Eyre.

#ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Dominica #1001books

Daisey Thank you @Johanna414 for an interesting read. I think this may be the fastest I‘ve completed a book from a Litsy swap! 4d
Librarybelle This has been on my radar for quite some time, namely for a companion read to Jane Eyre. 4d
Tkimsal We read this for book club. Stevie Nicks has a song called, “Wide Sargasso Sea,” based on this book. 4d
Daisey @Librarybelle Same here. It‘s been on my TBR a long time and I‘m so glad to have finally gotten to it! 4d
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Daisey
The Feast of the Goat: A Novel | Mario Vargas Llosa
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Today on my way home from school I started listening to this and continued it on my evening walk with Luthien. I‘m interested so far, but I‘m also thinking I may need to look up a bit of history to supplement the story set in the Dominican Republic in 1961.

#audiobook #1001books #translated #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #FoodAndLit #DominicanRepublic #ReadingTheWorld #ReadTheWorld

Catsandbooks 🇩🇴 looks like a nice walk! 7d
Ruthiella You definitely should do some research for a better understanding if you‘re so inclined. I know that Dominican American writer Junior Diaz took exception to some of the book as inaccurate. 7d
Librarybelle Lovely scenery! 7d
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Daisey @Catsandbooks @Librarybelle It was a cool evening but a beautiful sunset! 7d
Daisey @Ruthiella Good to know; I‘ll definitely make some time to look up some background. 7d
zezeki I've read this couple of years ago, really great read. 7d
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Daisey
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In January 2023, I completed 12 books including the tagged Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien that I‘ve been slowly working my way through for almost a year and a half. It was well worth the time and effort and completed a bingo! I read 2 of my #Roll100 selections and 3 #1001books in the mix as well. It was a good month!

#BookSpinBingo #ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

Daisey I also kept up with Clarissa for my #DoubleSpin book 17. 1w
JazzFeathers I'm done with the NetGalley ARC l needed finishing. Now l really need to get into Tolkien's letters! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!! 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I look forward to seeing what else in them catches your eye. 7d
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ChelseaM6010
Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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Pickpick

Definitely a soft pick for me. I enjoyed spending time with Stephen before and during the war. His time in the trenches kept me engrossed. Reading about the tunnels in the first war was also fascinating to me. There‘s more I could say, but I‘ll leave it with this: I‘m glad I read it. I found it to be moving in certain parts. It‘s also one more book I can cross off the 1,001 list. And lastly, there are parts of this book that will stay with me.

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sarahbellum
The Crying of Lot 49 | Thomas Pynchon
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Panpan

Uh… what?

I think I‘m glad I read this? It at least saved me from wasting time on Gravity‘s Rainbow 😬

January‘s #doublespin and another #1001books checked off @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Oh dear. At least it's off the list!! 2w
dabbe I tried like the first page and went 🤯. No TP for me-me. 😀 2w
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Daisey
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while and I‘m excited to finally reading it.

#ReadAndEat #1001books #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Dominica

DocBrown Yum yum!! 2w
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Daisey
The Passion of New Eve | Angela Carter
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Mehso-so

Well, that was quite a trip! I never would‘ve picked this up without the 1001 list, and it‘s not one I would recommend to many people. It is set in a dystopian U.S. descending into another civil war and includes a LOT of violence & sexual content. Evelyn begins as a real jerk of a man who is captured by a tribe of women & transformed into a beautiful woman. Suffice to say Eve experiences a completely new perspective.

#audiobook #1001books

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