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Daisey
The Killer Inside Me | Jim Thompson
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Pickpick

This is a light pick in that I think it was good for what it was, but I don‘t personally enjoy being in the thoughts of a serial killer. It actually wasn‘t quite as gory as I was expecting, but it was disturbing in the way he plotted and had basically no remorse for his actions. As I‘ve been reading Ulysses with such varied text structure, this quote did catch my attention & make me chuckle.

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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown June 2022

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Daisey
Deep River | Shusaku Endo
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Pickpick

This book by Shusaku Endo did not impact me as strongly as his book Silence, but it was a very thoughtful book. It considers spiritual questions through the stories of four Japanese tourists visiting the Ganges River in India.

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Daisey
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Panpan

I can appreciate this book for what it was at the time it was published, there were some interesting individual quotes, and I enjoyed recognizing various literary references, but this is not my cup of tea. I got tired of Isadora‘s ramblings, and I find it hard to believe she actually grew and changed through her journey.

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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown April 2022

Daisey This is my #DoubleSpin for April and a book finished during #DeweyApril #Readathon. 2mo
JazzFeathers When l was a teenager, Erika Jong Eason my TBR list. I supposed the time has passed 😜 2mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yeah, I would not recommend it at this point. 2mo
LKK526 @daisey OMG, I read this when it was first out in paperback because the hardbacks were too expensive for me. It was so revolutionary! I bet it‘s really dated. Another in that vein also popular at the same time was The Women‘s Room by Marilyn French. I had a chip on my shoulder about men for a week after I finished. Bet it seems kind of silly today 2mo
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Daisey
Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

I finally finished Love in the Time of Cholera, and throughout I needed the advice to just “keep calm and carry on.” This is not my idea of a great love story, and many times I set it down and waited a while before picking it up again. Yet, when I read the final pages today, I can‘t quite say I hated how it all came together either. I do wish the parrot had been in the whole story. 🦜

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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown March 2022

Daisey On a much more fun note, more #LitsyTeaSwap cards arrived this week, and I‘m so looking forward to trying them. @wordslinger42 @curiouserandcurioser @KateReadsYA 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @Daisey i hope you enjoy:) 2mo
CarolynM Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't love this book😆 2mo
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Daisey @CarolynM I‘m pretty sure I‘ve seen just as many strong negative reviews for this one as positive ones. It‘s interesting just how polarizing it is. 2mo
wordslinger42 I'm glad they arrived and hope you enjoy them 😊 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement I just recently put this on my tbr. 2mo
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The Gathering | Anne Enright
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looking fabulous!!! 3mo
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Daisey
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Pickpick

This is a powerful book about the harsh reality of war and the way in which it impacts young soldiers. It will be one I‘ll continue to think about as I read other stories that speak of war with a lighter touch.

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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown February 2022

Goleemn I love this book! It‘s great because the protagonist is “just a guy,” not a super man nor a wimp, an ordinary man trying to survive the horror of war. Highly recommend. 4mo
Daisey @Goleemn I completely agree! 4mo
AshleyHoss820 This is one of my favorites! I still think about it often. I need to revisit it soon. 😊 4mo
Daisey @AshleyHoss820 Yes, it‘s absolutely one I will plan to revisit as well. 4mo
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Daisey
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Today is a virtual snow day so I had time this morning for a few pages of my book with breakfast before online classes. I‘ve had this book on my TBR for a while, and it is completely living up to my expectations. I‘m about halfway through, and it clearly describes the horror endured as well as the camaraderie of soldiers at the front.

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#TBRTakedown February 2022

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Daisey
She | H Rider Haggard
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Mehso-so

This one has been on my TBR for a while for a few reasons, and I‘m glad I chose audio when I finally got to it. Overall, it was an interesting listen with key aspects of many adventure stories but also some slow parts that would have made it a long print read.

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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown January 2022

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Daisey
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I read another short story today to bring my #1001books total for 2021 to 36 plus 3 rereads. This brings me to a cumulative total of 174 books from the list.

A few were included for #FoodAndLit, and many were completed with the #Reading1001 group on Goodreads. However, I‘ll admit I wasn‘t great about reviewing or participating in discussion there. It includes all 12 of this year‘s #TBRTakedown books.

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Daisey
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Mehso-so

✅ Done!

This book is a man‘s musings on his life as he journeys by train. Martens was a real person, and I found the Estonian perspective of the world slightly interesting. However, I was more often somewhat bored by his thoughts on international treaties or his own daily life. Mainly, I‘m just glad to consider the book finished!

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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown November 2021

BarbaraBB Kudos for finishing. Such a hard read. And boring. 6mo
Daisey @BarbaraBB Thanks! Yes, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect after your review, but it was just a slow and mostly boring read. 6mo
Liz_M I think I blanked out the experience of reading this one as I was reading. In one eyeball and put the other. 😁 6mo
Daisey @Liz_M seeing both of your comments makes me feel even better about finding this boring and not getting why it‘s considered great. 6mo
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