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Daisey
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✅ Another strange book marked off the 1001 list! Thankfully, it was short & fairly easy to follow at double speed. It‘s a disjointed mishmash of stories with way too much graphic M/M sex for me. Some scenes were interesting in how they were repetitively told with slight variations, but I didn‘t get the point. It wasn‘t as difficult of a read as de Sade‘s Justine, but I‘m giving it the same kind of rating.

#1001books #audiobook #DeweysReadathon

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Daisey
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This was a disturbing story. I was fascinated throughout the first part as Grenouille learned all about scents (and horrified by one scene), then a bit lost by the hermit in the hills portion, and again intrigued by the next section. Then things got crazy! I have no words for the ending, but I was completely engaged in listening.

📷: Happy beagle photo to balance out the creepy murders in this story.

#1001books #audiobook #TBRTakedown April 2024

tpixie 🐶🐶🐶 2w
jewright Ummmm…what? 2w
tpixie How many of the 1001 books have you read? And when did you start? 😀 2w
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Daisey @jewright The man in this story has no scent of his own, but he can identify any other scent exactly. It makes him a great perfume maker, and then it gets weird. No more details here to spoil the story. It‘s another one from the list! 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Daisey @tpixie I think I‘m at 265. I started keeping track and reading purposefully in 2018, but I had read some before that. 2w
Megabooks Beagle love!! 2w
batsy Lovely photo! 🐶🌿 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My assessment is similar. I was a little bored with it, but he last 10% or so of the book turned a bit bonkers! 🤣 2w
Tkimsal This book has been on my TBR list for like a million years! 2w
Daisey @Megabooks @batsy @dabbe Thanks! She had a good long run yesterday! 2w
tpixie @Daisey what a great accomplishment so far! 2w
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AshleyHoss820
The Case Worker | Gyorgy Konrad
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This book was a trip. The narrator is a social worker who mostly works with children (I think). I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look, the disjointed nature of the narrator‘s thoughts. Social work, work with the public in general, can you leave you feeling jaded and cynical, and maybe even a little deadened to things that should shock you. I look forward to reading more by Konrad. 241/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB I loved all three of the Konrad books on the list. Especially 3w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB That is so good to hear!! I‘m excited to read it! Thank you! ☺️ 3w
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AshleyHoss820
The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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I‘m sorry, this was her FIRST NOVEL!? Hang it up, everybody else, b/c dang. I know Morrison is going to chew up my soul and spit it out, but I can‘t help but keep coming back for more. Every story in here is painful. You see Pecola through a child‘s narrative. That‘s where Morrison‘s magic lies: her ability to weave and manipulate language. It‘s beautifully written, but it‘s also mean and hard and angry. As it should be. 240/1,001 #1001Books

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Daisey
The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I finished this yesterday on my drive because I knew I‘d have a busy weekend with family and didn‘t want to drag it into April. I didn‘t enjoy it, and I probably wouldn‘t have finished it without the #HashtagBrigade. I had a hard time staying focused on many chapters and just didn‘t care what was happening or being discussed. Maybe I‘d get more from it at a different time, but I‘m probably not going to try again.

#TheBros #audiobook #1001books

Daisey @BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue Thank you both so much for staying on track and posting frequently, helping me stay motivated to keep going myself! 3w
BarkingMadRead Well done for pushing through! 3w
Ruthiella Definitely reading it here on Litsy helped! I liked it more than you but also enjoyed complaining about it! 😂 3w
BarbaraBB Kudos for finishing it! 3w
Aimeesue @Daisey Aww, I am so glad you enjoyed the ridiculous dioramas! I had a lot of fun with them. 3w
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ChelseaM6010
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don‘t notice it.”

This story is unforgettable. It had me in tears. Walker‘s writing is beautiful. This is a book I will reread. Definitely a favorite.

#ABCChallenge
#BookSpin- double spin pick
#1001Books

AshleyHoss820 I am SOOOO glad you loved it! I knew you would, but still! ☺️🧡📚 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Daisey
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I started out reading this on Serial Reader but fell horribly behind and downloaded the audio. This weekend I caught up and then finished it. I was frequently amused by Evelina‘s complete naïveté in telling her story.

This audio edition includes an afterword by Orson Scott Card about reading this book because of his interest in Jane Austen that I found especially interesting.

#audiobooks #1001books #epistolary #RandomClassics

Daisey #PemberLittens might also find this interesting. According to Orson Scott Card‘s research, this was one of Jane Austen‘s favorite books. Some of his commentary from the afterword is also included in the last part of this post: http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2012-07-26.shtml 1mo
TheBookHippie I fell behind too this may be the way to go! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm doing a terrible job hosting this as a buddy read 😂 Thank you for joining me - I'm enjoying this one, but I'm not sure it's going to be one I want to read again and again like I do Austen's stories. The secondhand stress is high!!!! 1mo
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Daisey @TheBookHippie I thoroughly enjoyed this edition! 1mo
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks I completely understand. I enjoyed it, but I also do not have a whole lot to say about it either. Glad you brought it to my attention! 1mo
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks I like the laid back hosting! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheBookHippie - It's more like “oh hey, I'm still here, hope you are too!!“ 😂 1mo
VeniceNorway Love this book!!! 1mo
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Daisey
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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It took a long time for me to become invested in this story of a Bengali couple that moves to the U.S. and starts their own family. Yet, in the end I really enjoyed reading Gogol‘s story.

#audiobook #1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown March 2024

KadaGul @Daisey Have you see the movie 🎥 The Namesake? It has Kal Penn https://youtu.be/_sOaA-4Y8tI?si=NqRR8Ik072SiQizH #KalPenn 1mo
Daisey @KadaGul I haven‘t, but it does look good. I may need to see if I can find it. 1mo
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llwheeler
The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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#bookreport
Loved Sabriel on audio. Tim Curry narrating!

#weeklyforecast
The Good Soldier is on #serialreader so I know I'll finish it (can't say I'm enjoying, but yay for another #1001books down)
I'm loving Fault Lines so far, so I'm sure I'll finish it, then probably go back to Wild Seed, which I'm also enjoying
For audio, I'll finish Jeeves and start The Phoenix Crown - highly anticipated so 🤞 it lives up to my hopes

emz711 Wait. Sabriel narrated by Tim Curry? Like the fantasy book? 2mo
llwheeler @emz711 yep! He was great, and I'm glad I finally got around to reading (listening to) it! 2mo
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Daisey
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This book was a rather odd but delightful journey around Finland. I was by turns baffled by the main character Vatanen‘s choices and amused by the resulting events. Compared to much of my reading it was a generally lighter and entertaining read, although Vatanen does make some choices that get him into a some serious scrapes.

#ReadAroundTheWorld #ReadTheWorld #Finland #1001books #audiobook #translated

BarbaraBB Delightful is the right word! 2mo
batsy I quite liked this one, too! 2mo
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