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Daisey
The Plague | Albert Camus
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Pickpick

I officially put this book on my TBR in 2020, but it still took a bit to get to it. I‘m honestly glad I read it at this point. Before Covid, I don‘t think I would have really appreciated it, and now I can compare the whole book to recent experience. I also want to research a bit more about its symbolism in relation to world events when it was written.

Photo: My view between fields along the Missouri River. #BooksOnTheFarm

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Graywacke Love the photo. Camus - an author I want to get to. 2w
Daisey @Graywacke Thanks! So many authors always on my list. I‘m doing some more listening about Camus today and I think it will give me an even better appreciation for his writing. 2w
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Librarybelle An author I‘ve yet to read! 2w
Suet624 Lovely photo. Congrats on getting to Camus. 2w
Daisey @Suet624 Thanks! 2w
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CindyE09
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Pickpick

Although I don‘t normally read memoirs, even from authors whose fiction I enjoy, I was quite enthralled by this #translated #memoir about Ditlevsen‘s life in Copenhagen. It was really interesting to hear about life in Copenhagen during the 1930-50s and Ditlevsen is a very talented writer. I would really like to check out her other works that are being translated to English.

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Daisey
Deep River | Shusaku Endo
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Pickpick

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.

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown May 2022
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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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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown March 2022

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 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @Daisey i hope you enjoy:) 2mo
CarolynM Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't love this book😆 2mo
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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. 2mo
wordslinger42 I'm glad they arrived and hope you enjoy them 😊 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement I just recently put this on my tbr. 2mo
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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.

#audiobook #1001books #translated #France
#Reading1001 BotM April 2022

EvieBee Are you reading through his Rougon-Macquart series? 3mo
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. 3mo
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Daisey
The Autumn of the Patriarch | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

I‘m not quite sure what to think of this one. I was often lost as to who was supposed to be telling the story as well as being unsure of exactly what was real and what wasn‘t. Yet, I was caught up in the truly horrible events and fascinated by how they were described, so that I just kept listening. I couldn‘t easily find a print copy, but I want to see the incredibly long sentences to consider an aspect of the writing I mostly missed on audio.

AshleyHoss820 This is definitely a tough read. But you made it!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Daisey @AshleyHoss820 Thanks! I think audio might have been easier as I was not distracted by the sentence structure, but I‘m still considering it an accomplishment. 4mo
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

I finished this #audiobook a few days ago, but I didn‘t have time to make beef empanadas until today. I enjoyed a few of the stories, but most of them were not for me and I‘ll admit I was a bit lost in several. “Death and the Compass” remained my favorite. The empanadas, on the other hand were fairly simple and delicious.

#1001books #FoodAndLit #Argentina #translated #shortstories #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

Daisey @TheAromaofBooks This was also book 5 on my February list for #BookSpin. 4mo
OutAndAbout Your empanadas look incredible! 4mo
Texreader Wow those empanadas are gorgeous! 4mo
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Daisey @OutAndAbout @Texreader Thanks! I was a little nervous reading that the dough is somewhat like pie crust, but it turned out to be incredibly easy to work with. 4mo
Texreader @Daisey I‘m always nervous about making any kind of bread including anything meant to be crusts. So I don‘t. How easy was it to make? 4mo
Daisey @Texreader I make yeast breads all the time, but I almost never make flaky pastries or pie crust. This is a very simple crust from My Recipe Confessions containing only flour, butter, salt, and water (I left out the paprika). I cut in cold butter instead of melting which meant I did not need to chill it either. It went together quickly and smoothly with no difficulty. It does not actually turn out as flaky as pie crust, but it stayed tender. (edited) 4mo
Catsandbooks Looks delicious! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks delicious!!! 4mo
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Daisey
Michael Kohlhaas | Heinrich von Kleist
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Mehso-so

I started this novella last night with supper and finished it this morning. It‘s a story of justice turned to revenge that gets completely out of control. Martin Luther even makes an appearance to condemn and then assist the main character. I found it a bit ridiculous but with an interesting ending.

#1001books #Reading1001 #translated #ReadAndEat

maeveflannery The salad looks good, too. 4mo
Daisey @maeveflannery Thanks! It was simple and delicious! 4mo
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Daisey
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Pickpick

This is a powerful book about the harsh reality of war and the way in which it impacts young soldiers. It will be one I‘ll continue to think about as I read other stories that speak of war with a lighter touch.

#1001books #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #Germany #translated #WWI
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown February 2022

Goleemn I love this book! It‘s great because the protagonist is “just a guy,” not a super man nor a wimp, an ordinary man trying to survive the horror of war. Highly recommend. 4mo
Daisey @Goleemn I completely agree! 4mo
AshleyHoss820 This is one of my favorites! I still think about it often. I need to revisit it soon. 😊 4mo
Daisey @AshleyHoss820 Yes, it‘s absolutely one I will plan to revisit as well. 4mo
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Daisey
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Today is a virtual snow day so I had time this morning for a few pages of my book with breakfast before online classes. I‘ve had this book on my TBR for a while, and it is completely living up to my expectations. I‘m about halfway through, and it clearly describes the horror endured as well as the camaraderie of soldiers at the front.

#BookAndBreakfast #translated #Germany #WWI #1001books #Reading1001
#TBRTakedown February 2022