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Kalalalatja
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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Mehso-so

I can see why this is so well loved, but it just didn‘t do it for me. The jumping around from character to character took way too long for me to get used to, and I was bored through the first half of the book. However, it does have some beautiful passages and some great characters, and the ending was gasp-worthy. So, sorry book, it is not ypu, it‘s me 🤷‍♀️

#BookToMovie #Booked2019

TrishB Lovely pic 👍🏻 I bailed on this one - Loved all her others but this just didn‘t hold my attention. 4d
Jess861 I thought the same thing after finishing this book - just wasn't for me. I felt like it didn't really go anywhere - it was just a very long description of the characters. 4d
Sherri I read this years ago and remember hating it, then realizing so many people loved it. Oh well. I'm happy for those readers and equally happy to have moved on to other books. 4d
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MeghanReads I remember feeling the same way years ago. Everyone loved it and I was like maybe I read the wrong book. I needed something more even though I agree that parts of the book were lovely and the writing was great. It just didn‘t make me say let me stay up and read another chapter. 4d
Kalalalatja @TrishB @Jess861 @Sherri @MeghanReads I‘m really glad I‘m not alone in not loving it! 🙌 4d
Cinfhen I felt like I was meant to love this book even though it had some major flaws but I was still glad I read it. Ann Patchett does write with a flowery pen. 4d
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Kalalalatja
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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It seems like most of my clients decided to take the day off from therapy, and I‘m caught up with my admin work, so now I‘m putting my feet up for a bit with my #currentread 📖

Megabooks Sounds perfectly reasonable! 😁👍🏻 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Yay! For some reading time and the book! ❤️ 5d
Billypar On my shelf and should be getting to soon. I haven't read Patchett yet, but I hear so many good things about this one and several others. 5d
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Cathythoughts I loved this one 👍🏻♥️enjoy the feet up situation 5d
Kalalalatja @Billypar I have only read Commonwealth by her, and it was great! @Megabooks I knew I would find understanding here 😄😄 @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts I‘m not really feeling it yet... I have read 160 pages, and I find it a little bit boring, tbh 🙊 it does have its moments of beauty, though, so I‘m going to keep reading 👍 (edited) 5d
mom2bugnbee This is one of my all-time favorites. ☺ And I'm blessed to live just outside of Nashville, home to her bookstore, Parnassus Books. 4d
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YouBookMe
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. Don‘t you think? It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world‘s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.”

Cathythoughts Nice pic! Loved the book 1w
YouBookMe @Cathythoughts I really liked it as well! 6d
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WanderingBookaneer
In Patagonia | Bruce Chatwin
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Saw these Vibtage Voyages titles at the cruise‘s bookshop. They sound great for #armchairtravellers .

readinginthedark I love Virginia Woolf! Not much traveling in the book, though. More in her book, The Voyage Out. 1w
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Mtroiano
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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Beach read #2

rwmg That salty water is seawater, not tears 2w
mom2bugnbee One of my favorites! 1w
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Bookwormjillk
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Reading The Lost City of Z puts a new spin on the zoo‘s Amazon exhibit. Just passed 10,000 steps for the #litsywalkathon - that‘s halfway for me.

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gradcat
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#LilithJuly

(Day 1 - #GetOutTheMap)

*Paul Theroux has traveled the map. This song made me think of all the times Theroux may have gotten out the map. For all of you Theroux addicts out there, he has a new one coming out in October: “On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey.”
*The images above are representative of the lyrics of the song.

KarenUK Nicely done! I just love this song... just makes you want to jump in a car and take off...... 💕🎶 3w
Cinfhen Another fabulous college and I love your signature image 👍🏻 3w
gradcat @KarenUK & @Cinfhen Thanks so much for commenting! Yes, I like my “cat in the hat” . . . ♥️ 3w
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TrishB
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Think most people forget he was Argentinian. Book starts in Argentina and travels across South America.
There is a film too but I haven‘t seen it!
#dontcryformeargentina #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB Good choice! Che Guevara was such an intriguing and charismatic man. I visited his tomb and a museum about him in Cuba once then became obsessed by him. I read these diaries but they were not as interesting as I hoped. 1mo
Caroline2 I read the book years ago and I didn‘t find it that interesting but I really enjoyed the film. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB @Caroline2 agreed the book wasn‘t up to much. But he is a fascinating, complex character. I went through an obsession with him too!! He‘s as flawed as the rest of us. I would love my job title to appear as ‘revolutionary‘ on Wikipedia though. He definitely tried to have an impact. 1mo
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Bookwomble I enjoyed the book, but it was a road diary rather than a work of literature or a political manifesto. Witnessing Guevara's social and political awakening was fascinating. The film is good - it has a more coherent narrative. 1mo
TrishB @Bookwomble agreed, you could definitely see that growing. 1mo
KarenUK The film is amazing... particularly the soundtrack 🎵💕 1mo
JackOBotts I enjoyed this film and the casting of Gael Garcia Bernal as Che. I‘m slooowly making my way through Che‘s biography this year. 1mo
TrishB @JackOBotts is this the definitive biography? 1mo
JackOBotts I believe it is, @TrishB - it‘s a doorstop (750+), but has covered it all. It‘s available for ~$7.50 on the Kindle (under $8 for paperback) in the US. If you‘re interested, I can mail you my copy once I‘m done (has some underlining)...hopefully I‘ll finish before the end of the year! 🤞🏼 1mo
TrishB @JackOBotts that‘s really kind thank you 👍🏻 read at your leisure though! I‘m not in a rush 😁 1mo
Cinfhen Nice choice!!! 1mo
Swe_Eva I‘ve seen the film and the book has been on the old wishlist since. 👍🏻 1mo
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Caroline2
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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I originally just wanted Bel Canto but I couldn‘t resist these others in the Perennial Collection! 😯

AlaMich Of course not, with covers like those!! 1mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 1mo
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youneverarrived Lovely 😍 1mo
BarbaraBB Super! 1mo
TheBookKeepers Pretty 1mo
readordierachel 😍😍 1mo
minkyb ❣️ 4w
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Bibliogeekery
Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Revised) | Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick, Regis St Louis, Luke Waterson, Michael Grosberg
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Doing some planning for my upcoming Galapagos trip! Does anyone have any suggestions for fiction or non-fiction about the Galapagos? Or travel tips? I'm so excited! It's a trip of a lifetime! 🐦🐠🐚

LeeRHarry Maybe something Darwin related? 1mo
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