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RobinGustafson

RobinGustafson

Joined April 2016

A book person, through and through. Reading to learn. Librarian. What are you reading?
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Reading a poem each day

SamAnne Love this collection!!! 5mo
RobinGustafson @SamAnne I‘m really enjoying it!! 5mo
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Shadow Life | Hiromi Goto
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I loved this graphic novel and the character of Kumiko! It's difficult to find literature that celebrates older women. I haven't been reading many graphic novels lately, and this one was so engaging and wonderful. So happy I picked it up! This is Goto's first graphic novel. I'm anxious to read her other works

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Henry James synchronicity: currently reading The Golden Bowl, just read a chapter in Alex Roth's book Wagnerism that references James, and while reading George Saunder's book A Swim in the Pond in the Rain James is quoted on the style of Turgenev. Whoa

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Mayflies | Andrew O'Hagan
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I received the first book in a book subscription my aunt gifted me for my birthday. Such fun packaging, and the selection is one I‘ve been wanting to read. Really cool

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Picking up my first classic in 2021

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Recent and exciting book mail. Looking forward to reading all of these!

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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Started Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth. Alharthi is the first Omani woman to have a novel translated into English. I‘m reading this for The Book Cougars podcast latest readalong. Ordered my copy from Bank Square Books. Love their bookmarks!!

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Sunday afternoon self care: a long walk and bibliotherapy

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‪“I shall be glad for October, when this queer, hot, uncertain September has gone its way.” — May Sarton in Journal of a Solitude‬

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Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
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Sinking into some Saturday morning reading. The Vanishing Half is up for the National Book Award. I read Brit Bennett‘s debut The Mothers which was set in Oceanside, California. She‘s an author I will continue to follow. #thevanishinghalf #britbennett

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Eighth Life | Nino Haratischvili
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I‘m tempted to take this big book on during the remaining days of summer. I think I‘m in the mood for a family saga. #BigBookSummer #womenintranslation

BarbaraBB I am reading it at the moment and it might indeed be what you are looking for. It‘s a real family saga and an easy read. 1y
RobinGustafson Oooh, weekend reading here I come! 1y
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Wonderful book mail surprise from my husband. I‘m really excited about this new graphic memoir from Adrian Tomine! 🤓❤️📚

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I have my long weekend reading set: a powerful memoir and a novel that has been patiently waiting for me #currentlyreading

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I‘ve been wanting to read more by Sigrid Nunez ever since reading and loving The Friend. A Feather on the Breath of God is her first novel, published in 1995. It‘s the story of a young woman looking back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese Panamanian father and a German mother. #currentlyreading #fridayreads #sigridnunez

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A Burning: A novel | Megha Majumdar
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Wonderful book mail today.

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Hamnet | MAGGIE. O'FARRELL
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I couldn‘t resist ordering the UK edition of Hamnet by Maggie O‘Farrell. This cover is gorgeous!

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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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It‘s a page turner #currentlyreading

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“Like most readers, I sometimes think I was born reading. I can‘t remember the time when I didn‘t have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.” Vivian Gornick, Unfinished Business : Notes of a Chronic Re-reader, p.3 #morningreading

Book purchased in January at Joseph Fox Bookshop, a wonderful bookstore in Philadelphia

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A Thousand Moons | Sebastian Barry
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Sunday reading

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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This arrived in the mail yesterday so I‘m ready for the #readingenvyreadalong. My new high powered reading glasses will be put to the test with this chunkster! @readingenvy
#ducksnewburyport #lucyellmann #1000pages

ReadingEnvy So excited! 2y
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Go, Went, Gone | Jenny Erpenbeck
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BarbaraBB It‘s so good and such an important read. 2y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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This novel has been on my “to read” list for a very long time. A rainy Sunday seems like the perfect day to begin. 70 pages in and loving it! #TheHauntingofHillHouse #ShirleyJackson

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They Came Like Swallows | William Maxwell
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This is the second novel by William Maxwell I've read, the first being "So Long, See You Tomorrow" (1980). “They Came Like Swallows" (1937) is set in a Midwestern town during the 1918 flu epidemic.

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Rusty Brown | Chris Ware
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My husband surprised me with Rusty Brown by Chris Ware. If you are a Chris Ware fan there is an excellent interview with him on the Writers & Company podcast

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany/chris-ware-on-how-peanuts-his-mother-...

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The Odyssey | Homer
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Weekend reading: I‘m reading The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson for the #readingenvyreadalong @readingenvy, Sailing Home by Norman Fischer (a reinterpretation of Odysseus‘s wanderings), and The Power of One by Bruce Courtenay for my book group #happyreading

ReadingEnvy I like how well they color coordinate. 2y
RobinGustafson Me too! 2y
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Quiet American | Graham Greene
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One of my goals is to read more classics in 2020. Next up: The Quiet American by Graham Greene #classics #saturdayreading

CarolynM I read this last year. Loved it. 2y
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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Looking forward to reading this for the Book Cougars Podcast readalong

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I haven‘t read Hardy since college. At the time, Jude the Obscure was one of my favorite novels. I‘ve decided to give Tess of the D‘Urbervilles a go! 📚classicnovels #thomashardy #penguinclassics

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It‘s time for a Christmas classic. Bonus: introduction by Colm Tóibín #holidayreading #currentlyreading

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Let the holiday reading begin! I loved Brown Girl Dreaming and happily found Jacqueline Woodson‘s latest on the new book shelves at the library. #currentlyreading #jacquelinewoodson #redatthebone

BarbaraBB It‘s soo good ❤️ 2y
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The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall is going on my best reads of 2019. It is a quiet, beautiful novel.
#bestbooksof2019 ##dearlybeloved

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It (Eso) | Stephen King
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It has followed me to the Guadalajara International Book Fair! #filguadalajara #stephenkingbooks

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Missing Person | Patrick Modiano, Daniel Weissbort
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Reading Patti Smith has led me to Patrick Modiano #currentlyreading

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Devotion | Patti Smith
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Weekend reading #currentlyreading

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Devotion | Patti Smith
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The absolute joy when finding a book on your shelves you forgot you owned #bibliophile #nonfictionnovember

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Blood and Thunder | Hampton Sides
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First up for #nonfictionnovember #currentlyreading 📚📚📚

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I‘m ready for some quiet reading time. #currentlyreading

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Saturday reading

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Coming home to book mail is the best! So excited about reading The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

ErikasMindfulShelf It‘s great!!! 2y
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Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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‪I‘m not a fan of pumpkin spice, but I love a spooky book! First up for #RIPXIV is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 🎃 🤓📚‬

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Started Kindred by @OctaviaEButler this morning for my September book group read #kindred #octaviabutler #bookgroup

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Holy Lands | Amanda Sthers
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I first heard about this novel on Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt back in February. Sthers translated the novel from French to English herself. She‘s also adapted and directed the film version! Really enjoyed this funny, yet at times heart-wrenching epistolary novel. #witmonth #saturdayreading

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Lunch with mom and came home with a few of my favorite things #bookhaul #summerveggies

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Travel Light, Move Fast | Alexandra Fuller
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I‘ve read two of Alexandra Fuller‘s other memoirs and love her writing. Really looking forward to this one about her father. #bookstagram #alexandrafuller #travellighttravelfast #memoir

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Beautiful and powerful graphic memoir! Just read it! #bookstagram #graphicmemoir

ErikasMindfulShelf So good!! 2y
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Current book group selection. Anyone read this yet? #bookclub #currentlyreading

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I picked this up today after hearing John Williams rave about on The New York Times Book Review podcast #memoirs

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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My favorite gifts are...you guessed it...books! My husband surprised me with this one today. I enjoyed Mona Awad‘s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, and am looking forward to read her new novel, Bunny. #booksarethebestgifts #monaawad #bunnyanovel

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