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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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One of these days I‘ll get to this classic...

#HeAintHeavyHesMyBrother #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan I tried to read this. Bailed after 3 months. 1mo
Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan Good to know! 1mo
Lcsmcat A voice for the other side - I loved it. Check out the #myvodkabromance comments from an old buddy read before you decide not to read it. 1mo
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Librarybelle I do plan to read it, @Lcsmcat ...one of these days! Thanks for the hashtag; I will definitely check out the comments. I enjoy reading Russian literature, so I‘m looking forward to it! 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It‘s worth it!! 1mo
BookishJess I‘ve read it and absolutely loved it. I do recommend the translation by Pevear and Volokhonsky though! 1mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the recommendation, @BookishJess ! 1mo
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Any interest in a buddy read of this book? As a native North Carolinian I‘m ashamed to say I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m thinking something very informal, like #magicmountain and #myvodkabromance were, and starting in September? Give me a holler if you‘re interested.

Butterfinger I'm interested. 2mo
Butterfinger @Lcsmcat I ordered my book for September. 2mo
Lcsmcat Excellent! Let me know when it arrives. 2mo
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Happy May, #Hugonuts! Are you ready to dive in? I‘ve never hosted a buddy read before so I‘d like to propose some flexibility. If the sections seem too long for the amount of time given, we could adjust the size chunks we read, or we could make this a free-form read like #myvodkabromance was. Jump in and start reading, and let me know what you think.

GingerAntics I have a print edition and an audiobook edition coming in from the library, so we‘ll see how this goes. 6mo
rjsthumbelina I am interested in trying this one 6mo
suvata Excited for this read-along 6mo
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Lcsmcat @rjsthumbelina Great! I‘ll add you to the list. 6mo
tournevis Ready to lend a hand! 6mo
janeycanuck I‘m going to start listening today! Looking forward to this and thank you for hosting 😊 6mo
MellieAntoinette Looking forward to it! 6mo
BarbaraJean Excited to dive in today! 6mo
Lcsmcat @BarbaraJean 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Daisey Looking forward to this, but I may catch up on a few other things and start over the weekend. 6mo
Lcsmcat @Daisey 👍🏻 6mo
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The Brothers Karamazov: World Classics | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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Just got the Dostoyevsky badge in @SerialReader ironically while behind on my reading of The Brothers Karamazov #myvodkabromance

The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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976 pages, 2 translations, 6 weeks, and copious amounts of google-spark-note-analysis later, I'm done! I wish I could spend a day inside the complex mind of Dostoevsky bc damn, there was quite a lot of shit going down in there 😜🤯

I'm using this for #booked2018 #blameitonlitsy bc if not for the #myvodkabromance crew I never would have glanced at this book!

Reviewsbylola So was it worth it?? I am SO impressed!! 13mo
saresmoore Yeah, you did it! 🙌🤪 13mo
Pamwurtzler I‘m impressed!! 👏 👏 13mo
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Mdargusch I‘m glad you made it through! I don‘t think I would ever attempt it. 13mo
LiteraryinLititz You rock! 13mo
TheBee Wohoo! 🎖 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 Wohoo! I‘m getting there! 😁 13mo
Cinfhen Way to go!!!! Congrats 🤗🤗 13mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻🍾 13mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Kalalalatja 👏👏👏 Yay you! 13mo
BarbaraBB Well done! I envy your courage, I didn‘t dare joining 😊 13mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congrats 🥂 13mo
4thhouseontheleft Congrats on finishing this tome! 👏👏👏 13mo
Bookzombie Congratulations! 13mo
Faibka Yay! 🙌 Such an amazing book 13mo
batsy Yessss! 🙌🏽 13mo
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The Karamazov Brothers | Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ignat Avsey
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Erm, yeah, I‘m still reading this. It won‘t be long now, I think I‘m able to complete it by month end, after all. 😆
Enjoying my journey, wish I could keep on reading and neglect my family.

Lcsmcat Take your time and enjoy the prose! No need to rush Dostoyevsky. 13mo
saresmoore Families are so needy... 😒 13mo
emilyhaldi I‘m hoping to finish this today!! 🙏🏻 13mo
batsy @saresmoore @erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Oh, families (in books and in life) 13mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I won‘t presume to review Dostoyevsky, but I‘ll just leave this quote here and say, Thanks for the journey. #myvodkabromance

emilyhaldi You did it!! 🙌🏻 13mo
saresmoore I love it! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm I just saw this post. 👏 💫 13mo
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The blank wall: a novel of suspense | Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
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Oops! I almost forgot we were reading this, @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Meredith3 .

I‘m a few chapters into it and I can feel a binge-read coming on. 😮

Leftcoastzen Oh Persephone!😊😊❤️ 13mo
Meredith3 Def a binge read!!! 13mo
emilyhaldi I haven't forgotten but I'm swamped with #myvodkabromance, Six Four, and Mansfield Park all at the same time 🤯 not sure what my problem is 😂 but I‘m hoping to get to it in a couple days!!! 13mo
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Reviewsbylola You‘re a glutton for punishment. @emilyhaldi 13mo
Reviewsbylola This is an easy one to binge on Leah! I wanted to finish last night but the words started swimming so I had to throw in the towel. I‘m back at it now though! 💪🏻 13mo
Reviewsbylola Also, this is a great picture!! 13mo
Mdargusch Great photo! I can‘t wait to see what you think! 13mo
Linsy Beautiful pic! 🍵 13mo
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Six Four | Hideo Yokoyama
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#TheDayAfterTomorrow I hope to have made some progress on these two. I‘m hoping to finish this week‘s volume of Les Mis, and get closer to the halfway mark of the tagged book. But both of them are grapping my attention, and when I‘m reading one, I would rather be reading the other 🤷‍♀️ #thestruggleisreal


Cathythoughts Good luck👍🏻you can do this 13mo
Cinfhen Well that's promising 👍🏼two page turners at once and BOTH are #chunksters 13mo
Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts thanks! 😘 @Cinfhen I really hadn‘t expected it from either of them, so I‘m pleasantly surprised 👍👍 13mo
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GatheringBooks oh em gee - that copy of les miz is gorgeous!!!! 13mo
Sace I'm in love with that Les Mis edition. Is the cover just as gorgeous as the spine? 13mo
emilyhaldi Yay glad Six Four is moving along. I am still trying to get through #myvodkabromance too 🤦🏻‍♀️ it‘s hard reading two chunksters at once!! (edited) 13mo
Kalalalatja @GatheringBooks @RestlessFickleBookHoarder it is gorgeous! It is the Barnes & Noble leatherbound edition. I‘ll post a pic of the cover again at some point, it is all golden and stunning 😍 13mo
Kalalalatja @emilyhaldi it really is! Also, I‘m not really good at reading more books at once, so I‘m definitely challenging myself 😄 13mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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“The visitor's check trousers were of excellent cut, but were too light in color and too tight for the present fashion. His soft fluffy white hat was out of keeping with the season.”
Why is the devil always wearing checked pants in Russian lit? The Master and Margarita did this also, so I don‘t think it‘s an issue of the fashion of the day.

GingerAntics Checked pants? That‘s certainly interesting. 13mo
saresmoore Perhaps Bulgakov was borrowing from Dostoevsky? 13mo
Lcsmcat @saresmoore Maybe so. I tried asking Professor Google, but the images that come up for Russian devil checked pants are not safe for work! 13mo
saresmoore Oh goodness! Hahaha! 13mo
emilyhaldi Lol 13mo
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