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This is way up high on my #modernlibrarytop100 list but is mostly pure fun. Claudius is a fun and not completely reliable narrator of his own rise to the position of Roman emperor. I think at its core it wants to make the reader think about history, the people who populate it, and how their stories are told. I‘ll definitely be reading more Robert Graves.

sarahnicoloff I read Robert Graves Greek Myths not too long ago and loved it. 3w
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1984 | George Orwell
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Arrived at the pool early so I took the opportunity to finally get through the textbook section of 1984. Yikes.

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1984 | George Orwell
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#weekendreads
1️⃣ 1984 is a reread and also my next #modernlibrarytop100 book. Also finishing up The Light Fantastic.
2️⃣ Only one at the moment.
3️⃣ I‘m not sure I‘ve ever had a reading slump. If I‘m not in the mood to read I don‘t force myself. Not very helpful, I‘m afraid!

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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Well, that‘s it for Q3 of my 2019 #tbrbingo !

I‘m currently reading The Light Fantastic and will be reading the last #bookclub book as soon as I can get my hands on it, so that will most likely be the first bingo I get.

I‘m quite pleased with my progress this year. I just wish I‘d included a few more #modernlibrarytop100 books!

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Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Well, that wraps up all the books I added to my TBR in 2015.
❌ = I just couldn‘t / bailed
✅ = Read it and rated it
There were some really good books on this list. I can‘t believe I waited so long to read them.
Now, onto 2016 ...

Cinfhen Love this idea!!!! 2mo
suvata @Cinfhen thanks. I just decided that it was time to clean up my TBR list. It really was getting out of hand. LOL 2mo
Cinfhen How long did it take you to get through that list?? Were they a combination of ebooks & physical books?. 2mo
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Cinfhen I own Plainsong and it‘s been sitting for a long time unread 😜 2mo
suvata @Cinfhen they were a combination of physical books, e-books, and audiobooks. I think it took me about two or three months. After I read the five or so books that I am committed to read each month (Book clubs, etc.) I would start tackling the ones from my TBR. 2mo
Dragonfairykats Impressive! 2mo
LauraBeth Wow! I need to@work through my old TBR list! 2mo
Graywacke Cool...and I loved Snow Crash. Wonder if it‘s outdated itself now. 2mo
suvata @Graywacke I think it was the writing style that bothered me most. After 50 pages or so, if it doesn‘t interest me, I usually put it down. (edited) 2mo
suvata @LauraBeth it‘s actually quite fun. I found quite a few treasures that I may have not read if I didn‘t start this project. 2mo
Graywacke @suvata Trying to remember. Something like 1990‘s irreverently/overly cool self-superior geek, iirc. 🙂 2mo
twohectobooks I‘m hoping to do something similar to this once I‘ve finished my #modernlibrarytop100 project, ideally sometime next year. The oldest books on my Goodreads tbr are five years old already!! 2mo
suvata @twohectobooks Then this would be a good project 2mo
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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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Only one book from my #tbrbingo finished in August!

I‘ve been really plowing through #modernlibrarytop100 books lately, now that the end is in sight, so I wish I‘d included more of them on my bingo card. Ah well, still a chance I‘ll finish one of these lines by the end of the year!

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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser How was it? I attempted it once but I think I needed to be in a stronger state of mind. 1mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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And then five entire days consumed Mason and Belknap in selecting a jury.

I was genuinely worried I‘d have to read the entire jury selection process so this is a relief. I‘m at 638/814 and am planning to finish by the end of next week. If this wasn‘t a #modernlibrarytop100 book I would‘ve DNF‘d it a long time ago.

Lcsmcat You‘re ahead of me, but the sentiments are the same. 3mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve just gotten to Roberta telling him she‘s pregnant. 3mo
twohectobooks I‘ve been struggling with what to mark as a spoiler! I actually found that whole part pretty intriguing in light of current discussions about reproductive rights. 3mo
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laur89 Is it worth the read?! I‘m kind of jealous you‘re almost done! 3mo
twohectobooks @laur89 at this point I‘m inclined to say don‘t bother with it if you don‘t have a good reason to. If you just want to give Dreiser a try I think Sister Carrie is way better. 3mo
laur89 Oh man. I dedicated myself to a challenge so I‘m stuck... 3mo
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