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TheAnitaAlvarez
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I read this book a couple years ago and loved it. Set against the Golden Age of comic books, the story spans through the years and the world, which is changing fast around the two cousins. If you like historical novels, superhero comics, and interesting and nuanced characters, this is a real fun book to read.

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The Good Soldier | Ford Madox Ford
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“This is the saddest story I‘ve ever heard” begins this novel, which talks about two couples and their disintegration as the world changes around them. It‘s a very short novel, but it manages to involve you in the world of this health spa and pre-WWI Europe in general. There‘s interesting gender dynamics in both relationships, considering the context of early 20th century.

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zsuzsanna_reads One of my favourites. 1y
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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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This book changed my life when I first read it as a budding 16yo feminist. It help me start questioning what I was reading and studying, as well as what women‘s roles were and how they affected me. Despite being written about ninety years ago, it still feels current, which is very sad and frustrating. But Woolf is a fantastic writer and her work is thought provoking and fascinating. A must read for everyone.

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ValPenny This was recommended to me by a friend a couple of years ago. Inciteful & forward thinking despite its age. Beautifully written too. 1y
BarbaraBB Great review😘 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Mehso-so

I‘m kinda in the fence about this one. While I think that the experimental side is cool, I‘m not crazy about his style. And it was very hard to read a book in which all the characters were despicable. I‘m cool with unlikable characters, but these ones were too much for me. There‘s a section where they discuss attacking a young woman which was particularly disturbing.

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TheAnitaAlvarez Btw, Jessica Hopper wrote an article on Vanity Fair about the copy department in Rolling Stone and how these women had to re write EVERYTHING Thompson sent, which was very interesting. 1y
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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This is one of those books I‘ve read so many times throughout the years. Largely because I just love it, grew up with it, and find new things every time I read it. I‘m definitely a Jo (loyal, fierce, bad tempered, reader, writer), but I love all the sisters (yes, Amy too). It‘s one of my comfort books as well, so I read it when I‘m feeling down, as they just feel familiar and cozy.

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Itchyfeetreader This is my comfort read too! 1y
bridge12 This is my favorite comfort read too! I have an incredibly old copy, that‘s barely holding together, that my mom read to me growing up! ❤️ 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Itchyfeetreader it‘s just cozy, right? And lovely and adorable and all the feels 💙 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @bridge12 oh, this is the English edition I got some years ago, I first read it in Spanish because that‘s my mother tongue. I don‘t know what happened to that copy, though 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Despite the crude descriptions of the cruelty of war, this book seems to me like an example of good journalism, taking government and the military up to task and asking the hard questions. Hersh doesn‘t seem afraid of showing the horrors that the US did in Vietnam, despite lots of people questioning his facts and why he covered this massacre. That‘s what a journalist should always do. #RoryGilmoresReadingChallenge

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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I can‘t believe I didn‘t read this one as a child. Even if my mum had it at home, I only read it when I got to college. And there were tears because the ending is so sad and beautiful and adorable. Charlotte is one of my favorite characters in children‘s literature and I loved her fierceness when protecting Wilbur. #RoryGilmoresReadingChallenge

TheReadingMermaid One of my favorites ❤️ 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Love it❤️ I love spiders bc of this book. 2y
jveezer So good. Even the movie is good. I don‘t say that often. 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez @Syndelle777 it‘s just so cute and adorable! 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @JanuarieTimewalker13 hahaha, I‘m not very fond of them, but I let them be (unless they‘re dangerous) 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @jveezer I don‘t think I‘ve watched the movie, really. I‘ll check it out! 2y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Is there anyone left who hasn‘t read this book? I love the way in which Fitzgerald describes the excesses of the roaring twenties. And how it all comes crashing down in one moment. Jay annoys me at times, but his relentless optimism is what makes him endearing, isn‘t it? This is a classic for a reason, and I love it very much.
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VanChocStrawberry Me. 😱😱😱 2y
rubyslippersreads I have to confess I've never read it. 😔 But it's on my #litsyclassics list to read this year. 2y
bookswithbec I need to reread this book❤️ 2y
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chlolovesbooks Loved this read it in high school 💙 2y
BookishMe @rubyslippersreads +1 here... Dunno when I will get to if, if I ever at all 🤔 2y
Bookaholicforlife I haven‘t actually read it in full yet but I really need to! 2y
JazzFeathers I found Jay Gatsby sweet. He is aware of him many flaws, and l think he sense they will be his u doing, but still he hopes there is a stronger power somewhere that may save him 2y
Velvetfur Aahh love the old Fitzgerald style of writing 😀 2y
jveezer I don't think I've read it. In fact, I'm not sure I've read him at all. On my TBR but so many...🤓 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @VanChocStrawberry @rubyslippersreads @BookishMe @Bookaholicforlife @jveezer It‘s good, I swear! Though I would‘ve expected it to be a required reading if you lived in English-speaking countries (?) 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @bookswithbec it stands rereading pretty well 2y
Bookaholicforlife @TheAnitaAlvarez it was for me but I never got the chance to finish it. 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @chloeeblack it‘s so good! 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @JazzFeathers he is sweet! But I‘m a little cynical, so he annoyed me a wee bit 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Velvetfur so beautiful! 2y
VanChocStrawberry @TheAnitaAlvarez I live in the US, I was even in advanced English/AP classes. I have a degree in English Literature. Just not a book I was ever required to read...and not one that interested me. (edited) 2y
jveezer @TheAnitaAlvarez not sure how that happened. I read Lord of the Flies, Great Expectations, Romeo & Juliet, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Those were the only novels, I think. 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @VanChocStrawberry curious, I would‘ve thought that as an American classic it would‘ve been pushed down the throats of high schoolers 😂 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @jveezer well, Romeo and Juliet isn‘t a novel, but I get you. Did you read more short stories and poetry? 2y
VanChocStrawberry @TheAnitaAlvarez now you have me wondering if I can track down my required reading lists from 25+ years ago. 😂😂 I am friends with one of my HS English teachers on FB. 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @VanChocStrawberry in my school we had ver few books as required reading. Like, we would read some in class (like the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Song of the Mio Cid), some were compulsory (Don Quixote, Wuthering Heights) and sometimes you could choose between two (One Hundred Years of Solitude or Like Water for Chocolate) and you also had to read a “personal reading” book a month 2y
dragondrool Yep. I 've never read it. 2y
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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Whatever I say about this book will never be enough to express my love for it. The way in which Woolf writes makes you feel like you‘re right there on the streets of London. And the psychological depth of the characters is amazing, her understanding of how the mind works was definitely miles ahead of her time. This is one of the books I go back to again and again.
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Eugeniavb Virginia Woolf could do no wrong ❤️ 2y
UrsulaMonarch Great review! 2y
Litsi I don‘t know why I waited so long to read this book. I read it 2 years ago and was absolutely blown away. It is masterful. I can‘t tell you how much I take from the beauty of the bed being narrow and the sheets drawn. It says it all for women of a certain age. Page after page of glorious writing that says so much with so few words without seeming spare. (edited) 2y
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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This book is sort of a running joke in my family because the title is very unappealing. And also because it‘s not really about the secret life of bees, but that‘s another story. Anyways, my mum really liked it and I also enjoyed it a lot when I read it (years ago). A story about a community of women protecting and supporting each other in a loving and caring way, despite their differences. It‘s a nice book to read.
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BookwormM I loved this book 📚 2y
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