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SleepyDragon
Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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My #Overdrive loan expired before I finished Power of the Myth, so while I wait the two weeks to get it back to it, I went in search of a copy of the tagged book, which is my friend's book group's (#RtC) next read. Struck out on Overdrive and #PrimeReading, so I'm trying out a download from Fadedpage.com. Not sure of quality, but the cover image sure is pretty.

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SleepyDragon
Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐ (3)

I only really liked a few of these short stories, but they were well written, so I bumped it up to a pick rather than so-so. Read for #RtC (Rediscovering the Classics) book club a friend of mine runs. The author seems to have a negative view of humanity, and all but about three of the stories are severely depressing. Interesting glimpse into Indian culture.

I feel like I need a quick, happy read now. 🙃

#Overdrive

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SleepyDragon
Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Well, I might be the only one not reading Atwood or King today, but here I am starting this book instead. I'm reading it for my friend's book club that I follow along with online, called Rediscovering the Classics (#RtC). So far, I have only read the first story. It was sad, but touching. #Overdrive

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Bkwurm
Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Woohoo! My “Rediscovering The Classics” book group now has its reading list for the 2019-2020 year! I cannot wait to get started! Anyone want to join us?? #RtC

September: Interpreter of Maladies
October: The Power of Myth
November: Out of Africa
December: Calvin and Hobbes
January: Twelve Angry Men
February: Invisible Man
March: Bel Canto
April: A Room With A View
May: Civil Disobedience

Christine Great selections! 3mo
Blaire Interpreter of maladies is one of my all-time favorites. 3mo
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SleepyDragon
The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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Panpan

⭐⭐ (2)
Ever read something considered classical cannon and feel incredibly grateful that no one forced you to read it in school? That was me yesterday when I finished this. I was so sure I'd like this, but nope. I found the story boring and all the characters unlikeable. It also took me forever to read, as I was easily distracted while reading it. I feel no desire to continue with the trilogy.

#VirtualMountTBR2019 #RtC #Overdrive

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SleepyDragon
The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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Reading along with my friend's book club #RtC, but it is so hard for me to get into this one. Granted it is not an easy read to begin with, but the last few days have not been very inducive to reading. As if the sink drama was not enough (new faucet installed today), a scheduled overnight power outage sent us packing to a hotel. It was too cold last night to go without heat. Read a little last night when I couldn't sleep. That's about it.

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SleepyDragon
Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐ (3)

Well written, but I kind of regret reading this one. It was witty and amusing, but I learned more than I cared to know about Hurston's politics. Recommended for others to decide for themselves.

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2582815074

#RtC

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SleepyDragon
Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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#OctoberStats

9 books this month (but 1 was a short essay, 3 were one sitting "art" books, and the last one was juvenile lit)
#readharder2018 - 22/24
#MtTBRChallenge 24/18 (3 this month)
2 ebook
1 audio
6 print
2 autobios
1 NF novel (for #RtC)
1 fantasy
1 NF/political

Backburner: Western Lit Survival Kit

Tagged begun 11/2, not TBR, but to follow along with friend's book club (#RtC - "Rediscovering the Classics")

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SleepyDragon
In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Pickpick

RIP ...

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)
Captivating and rather disturbing. Interesting blend of fact and fiction.

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2543381418

#tbrsupplemental #RtC

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SleepyDragon
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Pickpick

First #BookaWeek title finished for @TheReadingMermaid 's #BookaWeekChallenge.

⭐⭐⭐(3)

A good read, though not as enlightened as I had hoped. I'm not the target audience, though, since I've been there. A few passages were somewhat tone deaf, otherwise I would have given it 4 stars. #RtC #economy #workingpoor #livingwage #renttoodamnhigh