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Daisey
Deep River | Shusaku Endo
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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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BookwormM
Underworld: A Novel | Don DeLillo
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Well this great American novel is probably great if you love baseball sadly not being American or interested in sport I found a lot of it deathly boring.

The backwards/forwards narrative technique is what saved this book for me.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4692781547

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BookwormM
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I made it to today‘s years old before I read this American classic.

A sweet story about 4 sisters which does get a bit preachy and saccharine at points but that didn‘t detract much from my enjoyment.

Jo was definitely the highlight of this book although Laurie has his moments.

Hooked_on_books I‘ve still never read it 🫢 1w
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Kristelh
Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
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TheAromaofBooks I've never read this one!! 3w
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Daisey
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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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Daisey This is my #DoubleSpin for April and a book finished during #DeweyApril #Readathon. 3w
JazzFeathers When l was a teenager, Erika Jong Eason my TBR list. I supposed the time has passed 😜 3w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yeah, I would not recommend it at this point. 3w
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 3w
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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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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 1mo
curiouserandcurioser @Daisey i hope you enjoy:) 1mo
CarolynM Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't love this book😆 1mo
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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. 1mo
wordslinger42 I'm glad they arrived and hope you enjoy them 😊 4w
CogsOfEncouragement I just recently put this on my tbr. 4w
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BookwormM
Drunkard | Emile Zola
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Really appreciated this look at life for the poor working class in Paris a great insight into a different time and place.

Great social commentary on the dangers of alcohol and also how society treats women and men guilty of the same thing differently (no change there)

Will definitely read more Zola

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BookwormM
Daniel Deronda | George Eliot
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I actually enjoyed this more than I expected to although if I were to give the book a title it would be Dan & Gwen a History.

Most of the story focusses on Gwendolyn and the decisions she makes that keep pulling her into the orbit of Daniel.

I can‘t really say much about the book without giving away spoilers all I can say was that it was an interesting read about family, inheritance, morality & religion.

rockpools I enjoyed this one when I read it as well. 1mo
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Daisey
L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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This book is amazingly descriptive, bringing the reader right into the lives Gervaise and her family. The first half was fascinating to listen to and then as things really began to spiral downward it became an increasingly more difficult listen. There‘s so much pain and misery in the lives of these people that Zola so unflinchingly describes.

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EvieBee Are you reading through his Rougon-Macquart series? 1mo
Daisey @EvieBee No, I‘m mainly reading his books that are on the #1001books list. So far, that‘s been Germinal. Nana is also a group read this month, but I need a break between the two so not sure I‘ll get to it soon. 1mo
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BookwormM
Vile Bodies | Evelyn Waugh
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#Reading1001 a fun little read about the bright young things and how things change with advent of war