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Daisey
All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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It took me a while to adjust to McCarthy‘s writing style, and for that reason I‘m glad to have been able to immerse myself instead of reading a few pages at a time. This story has a truly stark and western feel to me. The description of the setting and the travel through it is really what made the book for me. As for the plot, it seemed a quest with no real destination.

#DeweysReadathon #ReverseReadathon

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown

DGRachel I love McCarthy, but this one is still on my TBR. One of these days I‘ll get to it... 2w
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Daisey
All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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It‘s taken me a bit to get used to the punctuation (or lack thereof) and style of this book, but I‘m enjoying it now. It absolutely conveys a feeling of the setting. Also, late night reading calls for ice cream.

#readathon #DeweysReadathon #ReverseReadathon

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown August 2019

JazzFeathers Odd style choices on the part of authors are always hard at the beginning. But there is always a pay off when there is a reason for it. 2w
Liz_M I can think of few occasions that don't call for ice cream. 😁 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I think I may need to read about McCarthy to understand it a bit more. As it was, the lack of punctuation seemed to fit the stark setting. (edited) 2w
Daisey @Liz_M True! 🍨 2w
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Emu
Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Loved it! I loved the pace and the descriptions. I generally like the shorter novels of Steinbeck‘s. Finished this whilst having a drink. 🍸#1001books #reading1001 #tbrtakedown

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Daisey
The Old Man & the Sea | Ernest Hemingway
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I was not necessarily looking forward to another Hemingway book, but I listened at a good time and enjoyed it more than expected. I appreciated the struggle between the man and the fish as well the journey home. Although it may seem a simple story, I was constantly curious to know what exactly would happen.

#audiobook #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown July 2019

jewright I like this one, and I‘m not a huge Hemingway fan. 1mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @jewright ! 1mo
Daisey @jewright @BarbaraBB Agreed! Hemingway‘s straightforward style was perfect for this story. Also, there was no drinking which has tended to be excessive in the other books by him I‘ve read. 1mo
BarbaraBB Or the strange language his main characters speak 😉 1mo
JazzFeathers It's a very strange story. I read it when l was probably too young. 1mo
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AudreyMorris
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A fun romp and great palate cleanser after the more serious and complex stuff I‘ve been reading lately. If it didn‘t have the Italian slurs it would be a perfect romp. #1001books #1938 #englishlit #tbrtakedown

BarbaraBB Just bought this one. Good to know you liked it! 2mo
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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. 2mo
Daisey @CafeMom This section is not very long, but it is lovely! 🌳 🌳 2mo
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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....
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Emu
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Daisey
Castle of Otranto | Horace Walpole
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I started this on #SerialReader but ended up listening to most of it on audio. It's fairly short and considered the first gothic novel. My rating is right on the line of so-so or pick, but overall I enjoyed it. The story is a bit ridiculous starting with a death by giant helmet on the first page, but that is also what makes it fun.

In other news, I upgraded to wireless earbuds this week!

#audiobook #1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown May 2019

danibolahood I'm not going to lie. Death by giant helmet just sold me on this one lol 3mo
Emilymdxn I‘m a huge fan of ridiculous! I love the campy melodrama, how earnest it is despite being Too Much in every possible way 3mo
JazzFeathers I read it as a kid and enjoyed it, thought l found it a bit odd. Maybe l should read it again. 3mo
Daisey @danibolahood I agree! I was sold on that aspect from the first page even though it was ridiculous and never fully fleshed out to my expectations. 3mo
Daisey @Emilymdxn True! It‘s part of the fun of these kind of gothic novels! @JazzFeathers Yes, it was definitely a bit odd and it never quite all worked together enough for me, but it was entertaining. 3mo
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Daisey
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My #CurrentlyReading list is getting a bit out of control while also dealing with the last few weeks of the school year.

📖 The Return of the Shadow for #YearofTolkien #LotRHistory
📖 Elective Affinities for #Reading1001 Randomized list and readalong with @jewright
🎧 The Castle of Otranto for #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown
📖 The Hunchback of Notre Dame on #SerialReader for #Hugonuts readalong, also #1001books
🎧 The Alice Network for #LitsyBookClub

JazzFeathers You're deep into classics, l see 😆 3mo
jewright @Daisey Just a bit out of control. 3mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yep! I had hoped to finish Elective Affinities before starting one of the others, but I‘m still working on it. I just couldn‘t pass up the Notre Dame readalong. 3mo
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BarbaraJean 😂But readalongs and book clubs are just so enticing! 3mo
Daisey @BarbaraJean So true!! 3mo
rjsthumbelina That is ambitious! 3mo
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