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MariettaSG
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I ended up enjoying the non chronological three narratives of this text, one being an academic‘s text of opinions that he is writing, one being his experiences with having a female apartment neighbour type it up for him and one being the typist‘s experiences including her difficulties with her current partner. But I still felt that Coetzee‘s style is highly didactic (which can be fine) but there was a significant and obvious arrogance to it.

thereflectiveflaneur Arrogance? How so? 1mo
MariettaSG @thereflectiveflaneur Have you read it? I guess it‘s the sections by the academic ‘JC‘ giving his opinions on all sorts of issues, they are too short to be essays, more stream of consciousness. And although I know this is a character, they are at times abstruse, at others quite contentious but then followed up with weak counter arguments that then feel as though they reveal Coetzee‘s opinion. Anya feels stereotyped and her contribution seems 1mo
MariettaSG tokenistic. (edited) 1mo
thereflectiveflaneur Yeah I read it when it first came out and I was taken by it. Loved the form and structure. I felt like they were little dalliances with ideas and not necessarily Coetzee being issues based or stressing his opinion. We can discuss more at work as I really liked this work. #i went to a second hand book store and they had Coetzee‘s Disgrace so I bought it for you as a new year/new office present! 1mo
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kspenmoll
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#MadonnaNovember #I‘llRemember
I‘ll remember: I was working in a school the day of the Challenger explosion.The kindergarteners were watching on TV the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, go into space.Then the unimaginable happened.- the shuttle looked to be engulfed in flames, broke up, & fell out of the sky. Students created a book to express their reactions. Tagged book are poems compiled in hopes of comforting children post 9/11.

Cinfhen Awww, that was such a difficult moment to process and witness 😭😭😭Reminds us how fragile life can be. 3mo
Cinfhen I also wanted to say thank you for joining me on my music/ book journey 🎶📚♥️It‘s been great fun & ive enjoyed your posts and recommendations 🥰 3mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I‘ve enjoyed participating when I could- exposed myself to some unfamiliar music at times which was great fun! 3mo
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BGam
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
Pickpick

In one word... Amazing! Couldn‘t be sure till the last page who was/were the culprit..although so many clues but I just couldn‘t guess. All the characters have been portrayed in such likeable fashion that it felt like either it was no one or it could be all of them in it together like a cult or something 😆. #I recommend it #go for it #don‘t go by the negative reviews # it‘s just as good as any of the Agatha‘s

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Jari-chan
Gordon Ramsay Easy | Gordon Ramsay
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Sorry I couldn't resist. Isn't he our favourite furious cook from #Scotland (born in Johnstone)?

#LetsTravelAugust

LiljaPleasant He sure is!!! #I'mAnIdiotSandwich 6mo
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Cinfhen
Humans of New York | Brandon Stanton
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#AyUpAugust One of my favorite coffee table books features #EveryKindaPeople #I♥️NY

ReadingOver50 Love the cover 7mo
BarbaraBB Great choice. One of my favorites too! ❤️ 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! 👍 7mo
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squirrelbrain Great pick! I might be using this for a later prompt.... 🤔 😁 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s such a wonderful book with interesting and poignant quotes from #EveryKindaPerson @ReadingOver50 @squirrelbrain 👍🏻 (edited) 7mo
Mdargusch Perfect! 7mo
Suet624 Humans of New York makes me cry or sigh with deep emotion every time. 7mo
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Savedbygrace
Song of Redemption | Lynn N Austin
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Book two down and three more to go! I'm not normally a 'series person' but I must confess, I seem to be hooked!
#historyfiction #I'mhooked #can'twaitforbook3 #lynnaustin

smilingshelves I love this series! Book two was my favorite, but they're all good! 8mo
frenchhouse_schoolhouse Ooh this was a good series! I may need to reread! 8mo
Savedbygrace @frenchhouse_schoolhouse I'm loving it! 🙌 8mo
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JHSiess
I'll Never Tell | Catherine McKenzie
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Rough afternoon . . .
Enjoying I'll Never Tell, Catherine McKenzie's new book, by the pool.
#VacationReading #vacation2019 #Maui #I♥️Hawaii #NetGalley

bookandcat Enjoy!!!! 9mo
SassyBookworm Have a great vacation!!! 9mo
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JHSiess
Keep You Close | Karen Cleveland
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It's still early . . . I might go back to sleep for a bit. For now, I'll just read right here . . .

Karen Cleveland's second thriller, #KeepYouClose, is as riveting as her first, #NeedToKnow, which was one of my favorite books of 2018.

#VacationReading #Maui #IDeserveIt #NetGalley #I♥️Hawaii

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JHSiess
Have You Seen Luis Velez? | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Mornings on Maui are idyllic.
Have You Seen Luis Velez? by the incomparable Catherine Ryan Hyde, is a perfect choice to read in the land of aloha with a view of Moloka'i (especially if you know that island's history). She writes so beautifully about the human spirit with such seeming ease and compassion. She's one of my all-time favorite authors.
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Pōmaikaʻi wau e noho maʻaneʻi.
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#VacationReading #vacation2019 #NetGalley #I♥️Hawaii

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