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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"I'll just have a liqueur...have you any chocolates?"
"Yes, there's a heap of them on the table. Choose one, my dear soul!"
"I like one with vanilla...for old people. He he!"

The last line of that exchange KILLED me for some reason ????

Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol
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#WeeklyForecast 50/19

I started Dead Souls on both audio and print. It will take a while to finish it, I think.
I am also reading Mr Nishino, which I will finish today.

Next will be Kindred for both #Booked2019 and #ReadingUSA2019.
I hope to finish the USA challenge this week by reading Sharp Objects.
If there is time left, I‘ll start In Hazard.

Cathythoughts I hear Kindred in great 👍🏻❤️ 3d
Kalalalatja That Gogol cover is great! 3d
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Cinfhen Oohhh, you‘re getting so close to completing all your reading challenges 🙌🏻❣️😁 3d
batsy What a great array of books! 3d
TrishB Lovely pic ♥️ 3d
JennyM Echoing @batsy. Great, diverse selection! 3d
Billypar I really liked Dead Souls, but I didn't know it was unfinished when I started. I have the Hapgood English translation and it includes a conclusion written in 1857 by an author Zakharchenko that is translated into English from a French translation that Hapgood believed wasn't very good to begin with. Isn't that odd? I wish I didn't read it because it left a bad taste. 3d
BarbaraBB That is very odd indeed @Billypar! I am about halfway and enjoying it very much. I didn‘t know it was unfinished either! 3d
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Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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A day off well spent in bookstores ... pile of possibilities for 2020 reading challenges. Some of those books are suitable for #ReadingEurope2020

J. Banville, The Newton Letter (Ireland)
H. Soderberg, The Serious Game (Sweden)
S. Marai, Esther's Inheritance (Hungary)
A.Carter, Nights at the Circus (United Kingdom)
S.Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
J.C.Oates, Jack of Spades
G.Saunders, Tenth of December
C.Keegan, Foster (Ireland)

Simona S.Undset, Marta Oulie (Norway)
L.Corobca, Kinderland (Moldova)
Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am (Norway)
Fernando Vallejo, Rambla paralela
A.Lisboa, Symphony in White
F.M. Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (Russia)
merelybookish Dang! That is an impressive stack! 5d
squirrelbrain Wow! That‘s amazing! 5d
Librarybelle So awesome! 4d
Simona @merelybookish @squirrelbrain @Librarybelle It‘s impressive stack and I‘m glad that I bought them for discounted price, but it‘s also very bitter-sweet situation. Publishing house is closing down ... 4d
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Found on twitter. Can't not love Russian novels 😂

LeahBergen I‘m having a Crime and Punishment flashback. 😂 6d
BiblioLitten 🤣🤣 6d
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 6d
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twohectobooks Bahahaha this is so perfect 6d
readordierachel Omg 😂😂 6d
vivastory @LeahBergen Same 😂😂 6d
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 6d
BookieBiker 🤣 love Russian literature yet so so true! 6d
Theaelizabet Perfect!🤣 6d
ravenlee This might be the shortest, most accurate summary I‘ve ever seen! 6d
Centique I can‘t see a Russian novel without thinking of you now! 😍👍 5d
batsy @Centique You know me too well, this is the nicest compliment 😁❤️ 5d
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The Heavenly Christmas Tree | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Not exactly the happy, short Christmas story I was expecting but not too bad

#WinterGames #JingleBallers


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I loved this book tho I see why it‘s divided opinions. Part literary criticism of Russian and Uzbek literature, part funny memoir about travel and postgrad study, it maybe has quite narrow appeal but I learned SO much and am really inspired to go read some more Russian literature now. I can see how some things here were developed into The Idiot, which was one of my fave novels last year.

#tbrread #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 16pt 1w
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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An #amazing book made all the more amazing with the #littleraskols 😈 This is a great episode of In Our Time, with useful insight into both the writer & the book: https://bbc.in/2R271T0 One of the guests is Oliver Ready, whose translation is the version I read.

Thank you for an amazing era of musical photo challenges, @Cinfhen ! When I first joined Litsy it was how I felt welcome & made new bookish friends. I appreciate that so much ❤️ #MOvember

Theaelizabet I love In Our Time. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m so glad that the music/ book challenges served a greater purpose 💜It really was the launching pad for so many friendships. I appreciate all your thoughtful posts and great recommendations 😘 2w
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batsy @Theaelizabet I always forget how much I enjoy it! Every episode I've listened to has been so interesting. 1w
Latrelwhite My favorite 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 1w
batsy @Latrelwhite Brilliant book! 1w
Cathythoughts It was , as you say , an amazing era ! I loved it too. Great post 👍🏻❤️ 1w
batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy! I will miss it and I'm glad to have become better acquainted with all of you via those challenges ❤️ 1w
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Difficult day team. I had the day off work, turned my phone on after cinema to messages asking where I was after a shooting near my work. I wasn‘t anywhere nearby, and as far as I know no one from my work was in the immediate area it happened, so it could have been a lot worse but I‘m still feeling a bit shaken. Never thought I‘d use my work WhatsApp to check on everyone‘s safety. Feeling a bit shaken even tho I wasn‘t even close to any danger.

LiteraryinLititz Oh no, that‘s horrible. I‘m so glad you and your friends are ok, but of course it‘s such a scary and surreal feeling. Be kind to yourself as you get your feet under you again. 💜 2w
Emilymdxn @LiteraryinLititz it‘s really shit, I‘ve always believed and still do that London is a wonderful safe city - I‘ve never felt unsafe walking alone at night anywhere and the area the incident happened is so lovely and one I know so well, it‘s quite easy for British people to read foreign news about attacks and go ‘that doesn‘t happen here‘ and then it‘s such a shock when it does. 2w
TheSpineView That's terrible! Glad that you OK. 2w
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LiteraryinLititz @Emilymdxn Of course. I actually just got home last night from spending my honeymoon in England. We were at that exact spot on Tuesday. London was a wonderful place to visit and I am sending all my love to those of you who are living there and feeling shaken right now. 2w
Emilymdxn @TheSpineView @LiteraryinLititz thank you very much both - and I hope your honeymoon was fantastic! 2w
TrishB Was in London today and will be again tomorrow! It‘s always a worry. Glad you‘re safe ❤️ 2w
youneverarrived It‘s so awful. Glad you‘re ok 💛 2w
BarbaraBB Sounds scary! Glad you‘re safe! 2w
OnlyYoo Happy you‘re safe! Make sure to take care of yourself and I‘m always free to talk if you need it! 😊 2w
xicanti Oh crap. I‘m glad you‘re okay. 2w
CarolynM How horrible for you. Glad to hear you and your colleagues are safe. Take care. 2w
Kalalalatja So glad you are safe! 2w
NovelGirl82 I‘m so sorry. I‘m glad that you‘re safe and that you‘re colleagues are safe. Take care of you. 1w
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Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol
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Starting this on a reading challenge from Facebook. I‘ve been on a real Russian literature kick this year so this fits right in and it has been a fantastic journey.

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Payday = expensive bougie salad I can‘t afford and reading in the cafe over lunch 🥰🥰🥰 won‘t be able to treat myself like this many days in the run up to Christmas but it was lovely and luxurious today! Back to soup and leftovers at my desk tomorrow

marleed Oh enjoy! I just googled a bougie salad - sounds great! 2w
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