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BookwormM
Justine | marquis de Sade
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#Reading1001 went into this expecting to hate it and surprise surprise I hated it.

Once again the editors of the 1001 books made me waste my time on a pile of 💩

TW rape, torture, abuse, child abuse, and dumbass MC.

Would have bailed but it‘s on the list...

Full RANT here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2860244800

BarbaraBB I am so opposed to reading this one. But you‘re right... the list... 😱😉 2d
BookwormM @BarbaraBB the list has a lot to answer for 2d
AshleyHoss820 I made it through 120 Days of Sodom, so I‘m not particularly excited to delve back into de Sade...I bought a copy of this for my birthday, just so I can be done. 😩🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m also not a big fan of William S. Burroughs but The List sure is...😂😂 2d
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BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 I read one of them and thought that was enough. Unfortunately the list thinks different indeed 😂😂 2d
Readerann I know I won‘t make it through all 1001, so this one‘s getting nixed. (edited) 2d
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB SO unfortunate! I don‘t get the reasoning behind some of these but I guess that‘s the point? Get out of our comfort zones a little? In this case, it‘s so far from a comfort zone I‘m going to have to eat a gallon of my Grandma‘s homemade soup while sitting in fluffy pajamas and fluffier slippers near a roaring fireplace and sipping hot cocoa to recover...😂😂😂 Good on ya for finishing this one, @BookwormM 🍾👏🏻🎉 (edited) 2d
BarbaraBB @bookwormM @AshleyHoss820 Hahaha! Indeed! And I always wonder why we need more than one book by those authors. We get the point after reading just one, don‘t we?! 2d
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Hunsakermountain
The Killer Inside Me | Jim Thompson
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Daisey Curious to hear what you think! This one is on my randomized list for this year. 3d
BarbaraBB I had been looking forward to this one and it did deliver! 3d
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Daisey
The Iron Heel | Jack London
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This socialist novel is very different from the Jack London stories with which I‘m familiar. I‘ve been listening to it the last few days on my walks.

#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown June 2019
#1001books #Hoopla #audiobook #audiowalk

CafeMom Looks like a lovely place to walk. 5d
Daisey @CafeMom This section is not very long, but it is lovely! 🌳 🌳 4d
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Liz_M
Asphodel | Hilda Doolittle, Robert E. Spoo
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Mehso-so

An autobiographical novel written in the 1920s but not published until after the author's death. It details the experience of a young female expat in France and London. The style is difficult to follow -- mostly stream-of-conscious, only obliquely referencing reality (so maybe it shouldn't have been my end of day with a glass of wine book?). The writing is beautiful but I never had a grasp on the events alluded to or felt any emotion. #1001books

Liz_M #Reading1001, 2.5 🌟 1w
BarbaraBB That happens a lot to me while #reading1001... having no clue nor any emotion 😂 1w
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Hunsakermountain
Wise Children: A Novel | Angela Carter
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This one is up as BOTM in #Reading1001 for June. Looks fun.

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Emu
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Pretty good standard advise in life. Other than that I‘m struggling a bit to get into this book....
#1001books #reading1001 #tbrtakedown

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hilded
The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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Had to test my new #readingnook after spending hours putting the sofa together this afternoon. Rest is also an important part of the #BookFitnessChallenge, right?! 🤣😆

#BFC
#Reading1001
#1001Books
#CurrentlyReading

wanderinglynn Rest is absolutely important! Both for physical health & mental health. 👍🏻 1mo
hilded @wanderinglynn Agree 🙌🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN Absolutely 👏🏻 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft Definitely! 1mo
Caterina Haha yes, rest is super important. It's also a great reward for putting the sofa together!! 1mo
Clwojick Definitely! 1mo
TheEllieMo Absolutely, rest is very important!! 4w
Read4life Looks like a great place to read and nap. Both important things to do 💙 4w
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Emu
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Daisey
Elective Affinities | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Mehso-so

I finished the last few chapters of this book with this lovely spring view, and I enjoyed the view more than the book. I could appreciate the philosophical aspects, but the story really dragged through the middle for me. In the end, I felt little emotion about any of the characters or the deaths of characters.

#1001books #Reading1001 Randomized list 2019

hilded That looks lovely 🤩 1mo
jewright I was a little traumatized by the callousness of the emotion at the end. But I liked it. Can‘t wait to discuss it with you this weekend! 1mo
Daisey @hilded Thanks! It was lovely! The hammock is my favorite reading spot in spring and fall. (edited) 1mo
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