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Christoffer
Trieste | Daa Drndic
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“A new old chapter” well captures the early feel of this book, a beguiling yet trenchant mélange of factual history and fictional family narrative.

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PagesByTheWater
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg | Dubravka Ugresic
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✨I love the legend of Persephone, The Little Mermaid, and Echo
✨La llorona and El Cuco. I do not f*ck with ghosts or demons.
✨Chupacabra. As a kid I feared the very name, now I realize they‘re just poor wild dogs with mange.
✨Thor!
✨Ancient Egypt
✨Tagged! Read a fairytale about Baba Yaga as a kid and this looks interesting!
#mythsandlegendsswap #mythsandlegends

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monalyisha
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg | Dubravka Ugresic
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It‘s time to put Baby in the corner. And by that, I mean that my ancient 2003 Buick LeSabre, “Baby the LeSaby”, is about to retire. She won‘t be carrying any more watermelons & she won‘t be transporting me to & from my destinations any longer.

Tomorrow, I pick up my new Toyota Yaris. Help me choose a name! I‘ve traditionally gone the alliterative route: my Volvo was Vlad; my Impala, Indy. I‘m thinking Yaga Yaris but I have reservations...👇🏻

monalyisha 1/2: I love the witchy/folkloric association, & I love the way EVERYTHING travels in her tale (houses on chicken legs, zooming through the air in a mortar & pestle). I also read that “Yaga” could be the diminutive form of Hedwig, which... hey, double literary points! (plus the Yaris is white, like Hedwig). BUT... I‘ve also read that “Yaga” could mean “disease”, “worry”, “abuse”, & “pain”.... which I do NOT want to curse myself & my car with! 7mo
monalyisha 2/2: Thoughts on Yaga Yaris? Alternative suggestions? Help me name my new babe! ✌🏻😘🚗 7mo
Pruzy Yoko Yaris? 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft I love Yaga Yaris! I like Yogi Yaris too. I drive a Ford C-Max named Frankie. And we also have Tommy Tesla. 😃 7mo
monalyisha @Pruzy Ha! That‘s actually one of my bff‘s cats (the other is Henry, after Thoreau). 😺 7mo
monalyisha @4thhouseontheleft Oh, Yogi. I do like picnics. 😆🐻🥪 (edited) 7mo
REPollock Yolanda! 7mo
LibrarianRyan Yogi (As in bear), Yaris Yoda 7mo
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Lcsmcat
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (Main) | Dubravka Ugresic
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I love the Hut of Baba Yaga movement of Mussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition, so I might need to read this book set in #Croatia. #Augustisatrip @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻👍🏻 12mo
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Simona
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For landmark approval - Old City of Dubrovnik: in the book author mentions Dubrovnik several times, because of the siege that was focused on the old part of the city. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Dubrovnik

(my translation: If there are churches (Cathedral in Šibenik), old cities (Dubrovnik, Zadar, Šibenik) ...)

#backpackEurope

JenP Approved 13mo
Simona @JenP Thank you 😊 13mo
AceOnRoam I am here now!!!! 13mo
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Simona I was wondering where you are, because I remember that last year you said that this summer you will be in my ‘vicinity‘! Dubrovnik is magical city with a lot of the charm, and one of the most beautiful❣️ @AceOnRoam (edited) 13mo
AceOnRoam Yes, we have been a little delayed but here now. Next we are thinking of sailing up to Venice, although our yacht is a bit big for the canals!!! 13mo
AceOnRoam The old city was amazing. I posted my pics to Facebook and everyone is jealous 😄 13mo
Simona @AceOnRoam Why don‘t you post pictures here??? I know that San Marco and Murano have the port for the yachts... you can‘t missed such a fairy place when you are so near 😘 13mo
AceOnRoam I will try to make more of an effort to post bookish travel posts, I will do one now for you, standby! 13mo
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Simona
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Pickpick

A collection of a critical texts/essays which were written during the collapse of Yugoslavia - war (1991-1995) and in the post-war period, are author‘s reflections - focused mainly on a (new) identity, role of intellectuals-writers and media, nationalism and criminality of war. This thoughts led to the fact that Ugrešić was declared in Croatia as a state enemy, traitor, whore and witch.

#bacpackEurope #Croatia 🇭🇷

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Simona
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My first book for #24in48 and perfect weather for reading outside.

MrsMalaprop And that mug 😍. I have one too. 13mo
Simona @MrsMalaprop It‘s my favorite mug❣️ Big and beautiful 😘 13mo
Chasing_Pages I have that mug as well! ❤️ 13mo
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DrexEdit I have a similar mug but it's last lines from famous books, not first lines. I haven't figured them all out yet. 😊 13mo
Simona @Chasing_Pages Perfect size for morning dose of caffeine 👌 13mo
Simona @DrexEdit Ooo, I need that mug too!😘 13mo
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Kalalalatja
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (Main) | Dubravka Ugresic
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Mehso-so

I‘m in two minds. I loved the themes Ugrešic explores in her novel, especially the theme of (old) women‘s bodies was so interesting. The writing was exciting and different. But the last part of the book threw me off, and it got too intellectual about the origin of the myth of Baba Yaga. I just lost the connection to the story a bit. Although the last 5 pages were 🔥🔥🔥

It wasn‘t what I‘d expected, and I don‘t know if the book is or I‘m to blame.

UrsulaMonarch Interesting! Sounds intriguing enough to be stacked! 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @Lkelly I know @Moray_Reads really loved it, and her review does a much better job at selling it than mine 😄 2y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja the last part is an unexpected shift. I love things like that but I know it's not for everyone 2y
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UrsulaMonarch @Kalalalatja thanks! Would love to read the review but am not seeing it come up when I tap the book... @Moray_Reads , do you know if you reviewed a different version or anything? Thanks! ☺️ 2y
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads it just went on for too long. At first I were really into it, but it was too thorough a walk through for my taste 😄 @Lkelly there are two versions on Litsy, I have the one with (Main) in the end 2y
Moray_Reads @Lkelly it took me a minute to find it too. If you search for the title I reviewed the first one that comes up, the one that doesn't have (Main) after it 2y
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Kalalalatja
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (Main) | Dubravka Ugresic
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Another day, another book, another cake 👌

#currentlyreading

Blaire This has been on my tbr. Interested to hear your thoughts. 2y
Heideschrampf Interesting! There used to be an old animated kids show about baba yaga, it would be nice to catch up with her 2y
LeahBergen Mmmm.... 2y
Kalalalatja @Blaire I will be sure to post a review when I finish. So far, so good 👍 @Heideschrampf this is a retelling, and it is definitely less magical and fantastical than the original. It is realistic and critical of society, of how we view women, women‘s age and women‘s bodies. And it is really interesting so far! 2y
Kalalalatja @LeahBergen it was definitely a mmmm moment 🤤 2y
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Kalalalatja
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (Main) | Dubravka Ugresic
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Finally getting to this #blameitonLitsy buy. @Moray_Reads ‘s recommendation had me running to The BookDepository website so I could have this in my grabby little hands as soon as possible. That is two months ago now, but the mood has finally hit me! 👍

#currentlyreading

Tamra Sounds really odd, in an intriguing way. I‘d never heard of this myth before. Anxious for your review! 2y
Moray_Reads Hope you enjoy 🙏🤞 2y
rubyslippersreads Great cover! 🐔🥚 2y
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Kalalalatja @Tamra I love the myth of Baba Yaga, but this retelling is really something else. So far, it doesn‘t have any fantastical or magical elements, which makes it a bit harder to see the relation to the original myth. But I‘m sure you could enjoy it, even without knowing anything about Baba Yaga 2y
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads so far (100 pages), I‘m really into it! But I can‘t put my finger on why 😄 the writing is great, but it is really different from what I expected, in a good way! 2y
Kalalalatja @rubyslippersreads I really like it too 👍 2y
batsy I read her book of essays and loved her style. I have this one but haven't gotten to it yet! 2y
batsy To clarify, I have Baba Yaga but haven't read it yet 😊 2y
Kalalalatja @batsy it sounds really interesting, I might have to look into that at some point 👍 2y
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