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janerzy
The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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Stressful week…Starting the wknd right with something uplifting 🌺🥰

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StellaB
The Man Without Qualities | Robert Musil, Sophie Wilkins, Burton Pike
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Pickpick

I made it! Just under 63 hours of funny, sarcastic and deeply intelligent philosophising about Europe at the turn of the last century, leading up to WWI. The ‘man without qualities‘, Ulrich, does not allow himself to take anything seriously and is therefore loved by all. Clearly this can‘t be reviewed in a few words, but certainly a book that deserves to be called a masterpiece.

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bibliothecarivs

'The grounds we offer for our behavior poorly reflect actual motives. In Pascal's elegant phrasing, "The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing."'

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SpeculativeFemale
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This is a Litsy/BookTok made me do it book, for sure. I'd been seeing it everywhere, so I finally gave it a try. The premise was interesting and the main character relatable. I enjoyed it overall, though I felt it got just a little stuffy and preachy at the end.

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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1963 excerpts from MLKing Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail were leaked in NY Post's Sunday Magazine. King wrote the letter as a response to "A Call for Unity" by 8 white clergymen who disagreed with King's methods of protest (b/c "you can protest, just not like THAT" is a common refrain in the fight for social justice). The letter included the oft-repeated line: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." #HistoryGetsLIT

kspenmoll Thanks for the reminder. 1d
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KristiAhlers
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For #readafrica2022 and for the country of #Egypt I selected this one. I have to say this wasn‘t what I thought it was going to be like. This ended up being a wonderful read and I found myself captives by the writing style and the characters. #travelthroughbooks @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

IuliaC I read this one a very long time ago and I remember I loved it 🤩 1d
KristiAhlers @IuliaC I loved it too. I‘m going to go and look at his backlist as I love his writing style 1d
IuliaC Exactly, it's his writing style. I read a couple of his books and enjoyed them all (By the River Piedra I Set Down and Wept, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Love) 😊 1d
Librarybelle Great choice! 1d
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shortsarahrose
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“I see no more reason to be pessimistic today as to the outcome of that endeavour than Marx was at the time he wrote Capital.”

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NatalieR
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Panpan

I like Carl Jung‘s work and find him quite intriguing. Unfortunately, I had a hard time staying engaged with this book. There were aspects that were interesting, but it was mostly pretty complex for my taste. #MountTBR

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TurboPegasus
Concise 48 Laws of Power | Robert Greene, Joost Elffers
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Pickpick

I love self-help but I hate when authors repeat themselves 10 times with examples to fill space. This concise version was perfect for me. It gave me some good insights and reminded me of some lessons I had learned and used to live by.

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Dylan.Gallant
The Tao of Wu | The RZA
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This book is great. It is good for anyone not just people who like the wu-tang clan. It is by the founder RZA and is basically his philosophy which is a combination of several other religions/philosophers. He also gives lots of comparisons of modern day life to these different philosophical ideas. Overall a good book that will make you think and maybe even give you a new way of thinking.

MissYaremcio Oh this sounds interesting!! I would have liked the theme and how it is established, but overall nicely done. 4/6 3d
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