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SharonGoforth

SharonGoforth

Joined March 2016

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Shirley and The Professor by Charlotte Bront
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought by Gordon Campbell, Thomas N. Corns
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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau on reading. I‘m loving this! #henrydavidthoreau #walden #lovereading

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Jack (Signed) | Marilynne Robinson
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I swear, I only intended to buy one book...

#bookhaul

rubyslippersreads Story of my life. 😂 1y
SharonGoforth @rubyslippersreads I know, right? 🙈 1y
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Knots And Crosses | Ian Rankin
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I recently started watching the Rebus tv series on BritBox, and decided I really should read the books. I was not disappointed! This is the first book in the series, and while it wasn‘t perfect, it was pretty darned good! I‘m hoping to find most of the series at the library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Shirley and The Professor | Charlotte Bront
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A little bit of book mail today - a like-new, Everyman‘s Library edition of Shirley and The Professor by Charlotte Bronte. Starting to think about #victober.

Soubhiville Pretty! 1y
SharonGoforth @Soubhiville I think so, too!😊 1y
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Fiona is questioning my reading choice for this evening.

#fridayreads #catsoflitsy #tortiesoflitsy #tortitude

Reagan Beautiful book, beautiful cat!
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britt_brooke What a little cutie! 1y
SharonGoforth @Reagan Thanks so much!! 😻📚 1y
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SharonGoforth @britt_brooke Thank you!!😻 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have a Fiona also 🖤😽 1y
Lylah Love that kitty matches the book! ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful kitty 🐱 1y
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I‘ve been taking advantage of my new Audible Plus subscription! This is the second book I‘ve listened to. It is a series of essays by a number of historians who discuss slavery as the basis of capitalism in the US. Fascinating so far! #audibleplus #amreading #audiobooks

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Framley Parsonage | Anthony Trollope
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An absolute delight!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book of the Month order confirmed!

#BOTM

hermyknee This is the one I think I will choose, too. There are so many good September books! 1y
SharonGoforth @hermyknee Yes! It was hard to choose. 1y
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Anyone else participating in the R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing in Peril) challenge on Instagram and/or Twitter? It begins September 1 and goes through October 31. The idea is to read as many mystery/horror/gothic books, stories, etc. as you‘d like. This is the 15th anniversary of the challenge. It‘s something I look forward to every year. Picture is my “pile of possibilities” and of course is subject to change. #RIPXV

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Framley Parsonage | Anthony Trollope
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Weekend reading plans! I love Anthony Trollope, and Framley Parsonage does not disappoint. The Milton biography is excellent, providing cultural and literary contexts about 17th century England in addition to details about the life of John Milton. Slow reading, to be sure, but interesting. #fridayreads #amreading

Lcsmcat Trollope is a favorite of mine too! 1y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Reading Trollope always improves my mood! 😀 1y
bibliothecarivs Can ask about that massive Hardy book in the upper right? I haven't seen that one before. 1y
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SharonGoforth @Bibliothecarivs Sure! It‘s Hardy, A Biography by Martin Seymour-Smith. I found it at Half Price Books a few years ago. Haven‘t read it yet, so I don‘t know if it is any good or not. 1y
bibliothecarivs @SharonGoforth Thanks! I love TH. 1y
SharonGoforth @Bibliothecarivs You‘re welcome! I love TH, too!💕 1y
bibliothecarivs @SharonGoforth in that case I'll recommend Michael Millgate's TH: A Biography Revisited which I read a couple years ago and loved. If you've read any bios of him I'd love your recommendations. 1y
SharonGoforth @Bibliothecarivs Thanks for the recommendation! I haven‘t read any biographies of him yet. Have you read Claire Tomlinson‘s biography of him? 1y
bibliothecarivs @SharonGoforth I haven't read Tomalin's bio yet though definitely looking forward to it at some point. 1y
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This should have been a fascinating story about bootleggers, prohibition, corruption, and murder during the 1920‘s. Instead, it was drawn out and dry, almost to the point of being tedious, in spite of a few interesting guest appearances such as Clarence Darrow. Fortunately, this was an audiobook - if I had tried to read a physical book, I might have given up on it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

RamsFan1963 I started this audiobook, but couldn't get into it. I ended up bailing. 1y
SharonGoforth @RamsFan1963 I can understand why. 1y
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Source: poetry.org

Day 2: #bluff

#poetrymatters

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Joining in with @Lcsmcat and others for the #WolfeRead of You Can‘t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe. This is my first time to read Wolfe. I had no idea he died at such a young age (37) and that this book wasn‘t published until after his death. I found this collection of Wolfe‘s works on my Kindle.

Lcsmcat This is my first Wolfe too. 2y
Butterfinger @SharonGoforth Mine also and I'm ashamed to say that I may be overwhelmed by some of the wording. Brilliant writing from classics go over my head. But, I still want to pursue classics. 2y
SharonGoforth @Butterfinger He‘s definitely wordy (and I‘ve only read the first chapter). Hopefully I‘ll be able to get past the racist remarks. But the story sounds intriguing, and I think it‘s interesting that he opened the book the way he did, about his lover. 2y
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Confusing and frustrating? Sometimes. Thought provoking and magnificent? Always!! This is a fabulous book that is well worth your reading time. It took me six weeks to get through it, and now I will go back and try to make sense of my notes. This is a book that one could read multiple times and get something different out of it each time. @Lcsmcat Thanks for reading with me!! #2020classics

Lcsmcat It was a trip! 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat That it was!!! 2y
Lcsmcat I‘m reading You Can‘t Go Home Again next month. Want to join in? 2y
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SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Is that Thomas Wolfe? (edited) 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat I‘d love to, thanks! 2y
Lcsmcat Yes, it is Wolfe. Glad you‘re interested. 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Thanks! I‘ve never read anything by him, so this will be great! 2y
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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“He talked to them about biopsychical projections of subconscious complexes into the objective; about transactions of which the medical constitution, the somnambulic state, was to be regarded as the source; and which one might speak of as objectivated dream-concepts, in so far as they confirmed an ideoplastic property of nature, a power, which under certain conditions appertained to thought, of drawing substance to itself, and clothing itself ⬇️

SharonGoforth in temporal reality.” Ok, @Lcsmcat , I give... 2y
SharonGoforth I‘m only 50 pages away from finishing this book - what a journey it‘s been!! - but this sentence has me completely baffled!!! (edited) 2y
HardcoverHearts How frustrating!!! 2y
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SharonGoforth @HardcoverHearts It is!! I‘ve spent the past 30 minutes trying to figure out what Mann means! This hasn‘t been an easy read, but I‘ve managed to hang in there until I read this! I‘ll just move along and hopefully it will make sense! 2y
Lcsmcat I just took this as nonsense spouted by the believers of the séance. Hans was constantly buffeted by ideas, from Dr. K, Settembrini, Naphtha, even Peeperkorn. And he didn‘t get most of them, he was just swept away on the tide of talk. So I felt like Mann was putting the reader in Hans‘ shoes with this kind of sentence. ??‍♀️ 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat He certainly did a good job of that! That was Dr. K‘s nonsense, from one of his lectures. Peeperkorn was interesting in that he said a lot without actually saying anything. It seems that Mann liked to use the different characters as representatives of specific philosophical ideas he was exploring. 2y
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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“...every seed armed with an appliance of dispersal...”

I 💕 John Steinbeck.

Reecaspieces This is a fantastic book 2y
SharonGoforth @Reecaspieces It certainly is!! 2y
Howard_L All of his that I‘ve read have been great, especially this 2y
SharonGoforth @Howard_L Agree!! I‘m halfway through, and think it is phenomenal, not to mention how relevant it is to what‘s happening in our country today! 2y
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Wordsworth: Poems | William Wordsworth
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TheSpineView You picked the same poem I did! 😋 I loved the imagery of this one!💜💜💜 2y
SharonGoforth @TheSpineView Oh, I‘m sorry!!😬. I picked this out early this morning and almost forgot to post it! But that just means we have great taste, right? I love it, too!! 2y
Lcsmcat So can we take from this that Wordsworth was particularly calm? 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat I think so!! 2y
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Friday night plans.

#amreading #fridayreads

PurpleyPumpkin Great book! It took me a while to read, but I enjoyed it. Hope you do too!👍🏽 2y
SharonGoforth @PurpleyPumpkin Thanks so much!!☺️ 2y
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From Poetry.org.

Margaret Fuller was one of the leading female intellectuals and writers of the 19th century in the US. She championed feminism, and as a journalist, was the first female US foreign correspondent.

#poetry #poetrymatters #stone

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 2y
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Joy Harjo was recently named Poet Laureate of the United States, and is the first Native American to hold that title.

#story #poetrymatters #joyharjo

TheSpineView I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!🤩🤩🤩 2y
SharonGoforth @thespineview You‘re welcome!!☺️ 2y
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Happy 200th birthday #hermanmelville!🎂 Here‘s a #bookstack of the books I have either by or about him. I also have all his works on my Nook! #melvilleauthorproject

bromeliad You should totally add Figuring to your list! He's not the person it's ABOUT, per se, but he plays a very active role in one of the book's larger sections. Plus, it's an amazing book! 2y
SharonGoforth @bromeliad Thanks for the recommendation! Who is the author? (Several different books popped up when I did a search.) 2y
bromeliad Maria Popova :) 2y
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SharonGoforth @bromeliad Great, thanks! I have that book! 2y
bromeliad Awesome! The prologue section is very...densely literary, but after that it becomes much more narrative and biographical, and is a surprisingly quick read for how many pages it has. 2y
SharonGoforth @bromeliad Thank you! I look forward to reading it! 2y
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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My slightly over-the-top August TBR. 🙈🙈🙈📚 Good news is that The Goldfinch and Moby-Dick are both read alongs that are more than one month in length. Bad news is that I still have 300 pages to go in The Magic Mountain 😬. I will finish it!

#tbr #thegoldfinchreadalong #faulknerinaugust #2020classics #mobydickreadalong #womenintranslation

mcipher The Goldfinch! So so so good. 2y
HardcoverHearts I‘m delighted at how effective buddy reads and read alongs are for getting to the really weighty and intimidating works that I‘ve always wanted to get to but was nervous. 😬 2y
SharonGoforth @mcipher I can‘t wait to read it! 2y
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MelissaSue81 Those are some LOOOOOONG books!
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SharonGoforth @HardcoverHearts Yes! My problem is there are so many that I want to do, and I seem to be incapable of picking and choosing! 2y
SharonGoforth @MelissaSue81 The page count is insane!! 2y
Leftcoastzen I‘m almost always in the same boat, I end up with too many #chunksters all at once. 2y
SharonGoforth @Leftcoastzen Exactly!! ⛵️ 2y
Lcsmcat Great TBR! I‘ve loved a lot of those. And you‘ll find The Magic Mountain speeds up as you near the end. Those last pages speed by! 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Thanks! I‘m still in the middle of Naphta and Settembrini, and it‘s a little confusing trying to keep their philosophies straight. I really like the way Mann presents both points of view, though, and then bounces them off Hans Castorp as a sort of sounding board. 2y
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth Their arguments do get eye crossing! Naphta in particular annoyed me, but things get really crazy between those two near the end. I think a clear idea of their philosophies is less important than the reaction of Hans, who bounces from idea to idea depending on who is influencing him at any given moment. 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Lol, like a game of ping pong 🏓! 2y
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth Or pinball! 2y
charl08 Good luck! 2y
DivineDiana Do you know who is doing #thegoldfinchreadalong? 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Brona - she‘s @brona68 on Instagram and @bronasbooks on Twitter. The Twitter hashtag is #MobyDickReadalong. Hope you‘ll join in!!! 2y
Lcsmcat I think you meant to tag @DivineDiana on this one. I‘m 50 pages from finishing An American Tragedy, and after that I‘m going to read a few thinner books before my next chunkster! 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat @DivineDiana You‘re right!! I‘m so sorry!! 2y
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth No apology needed. I read Moby Dick years ago, and while good literature is always worth rereading I‘m not ready this time for the 🐳. 2y
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I was able to get a signed first edition of The Nickel Boys today! #signedsunday

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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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“...the genius of a silence so definite that it was less a negation than a refutation of speech.”

I love Mann‘s description of a cemetery. Beautiful.

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Lcsmcat His prose is so powerful that he made me feel cold when he described the snow storm - and I was on the beach. 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat His prose is amazing. So glad we‘re reading this! 2y
Lcsmcat Me too. I probably wouldn‘t have tried again on it if we weren‘t reading it together. 2y
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SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat ☺️📚 2y
Lcsmcat How goes it? I‘m eager to hear what you think about the last two chapters! (They‘re so long I feel like he should have called them “books,” but he didn‘t.) 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat I‘m afraid I‘m a bad buddy reader - I started 4 books this weekend and haven‘t finished MM yet. Plan is to get back to it today. 2y
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth I do that all the time! I‘ve got three buddy reads going right now not counting MM, plus another book on my Kindle. Just tag me when you post so I don‘t miss it. 2y
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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Woohoo! My all-English translation of The Magic Mountain is here! I also bought a commentary! Almost tempted to read the Woods translation from the beginning, but that would mean it might be the end of August before I would finish 😳. #magicmountain

Lcsmcat You can save the first part the Wood for the next time you read it. 😀 I look forward to hearing your opinions on the different translations. 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Glanced through it briefly, and there doesn‘t seem to be too much difference, so that‘s probably what I‘ll do. At least I can read all the pages now! 2y
Lcsmcat Oh good! I‘ve only got 2 more days of vacation so I‘m trying to get as far as I can. Mann is easier if I can read large chunks at a time. 2y
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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@Lcsmcat Linda, just a heads-up - I was looking ahead to see how long Chapter 5 is, and discovered that in the Lowe-Porter translation, there are pages of conversation between Hans and Frau Chauchat that are in French!! Just wanted to mention it in case you‘re like me and don‘t read French 😱😱. I did some checking, and the John Woods translation is in English. I found it on Kindle for $1.99. #magicmountain

Lcsmcat Thanks! I do read French, but it‘s good to be prepared. I just got through all the “science” of creation and organic vs inorganic matter. First, do you think Mann believed all that? And second, OMG, even with my limited scientific background I was appalled. 2y
Lcsmcat I picked up the eBook also, but because it‘s so windy here that I can‘t read a paper book outside on the deck. So I‘m going back and forth. 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat I felt like I sat through a 3 day A&P lecture!! I‘m wondering how much of it was driven by the knowledge available at the time he wrote it, or if it was his way of setting up a change in Hans‘ philosophical beliefs (because of Settembrini‘s influence)? I liked the “atom as a universe” description. 2y
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Lcsmcat Have you gotten this far yet? Because both my hard copy and the eBook had this section in French. I‘m curious whether you found a translation that put it in English. 2y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat I realized last night after I posted, that they are both the same translation, even though Kindle says it is the Woods translation. So I wound up ordering the paperback of the Everyman‘s Library edition, which is supposed to be Woods. Should arrive tomorrow. I‘m at page 295, so not quite to the French part yet. 2y
Lcsmcat 🤞🏻 that it‘s in English, although it‘s mostly cognates, so you‘ll be ok. 2y
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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I‘m waayy behind, but I‘m really loving this book! @Lcsmcat have you had a chance to read this? I‘m on page 127 (out of 700-yikes!), and am in chapter 4. I love Mann‘s discussions about time. #amreading

Lcsmcat I haven‘t. Maybe I‘ll take it to the beach next week so I can get a good chunk under my belt. 3y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Have fun at the beach!! 🏖 3y
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth Thanks. I really need this vacation! And I usually get a lot of reading done at the beach. 3y
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Book haul from two stores: Bottom three are from the used bookstore and the rest are from an independent bookstore. I had coupons, percentages off, and cash for books that I brought in. Didn‘t spend much on these at all!! 📚#bookhaul

Theaelizabet Fabulous haul! 3y
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet Thank you!!☺️ 3y
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When all your holds come in at once! 📚😊 #libraryhaul #bookstack

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Song of a Captive Bird | Jasmin Darznik
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Saturday night reading for my library‘s book club meeting next week. It‘s really good! Fiona just wants to know where the captive bird is! 😸🦜 #amreading #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

TalecArashi What a pretty kitty! 3y
SharonGoforth @TalecArashi Thank you!!😺 3y
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Well, this certainly looks like fun...

#dictionary #wordnerd #samueljohnson

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Faust I & II | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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I‘m on BookTube! Nothing fancy, just me talking about books and what I‘m reading ☺️📚. Here‘s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ExLibris57

#booktube

CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
Nute Congratulations! I enjoy Booktube. I‘ll check out your channel. 2y
SharonGoforth @Nute Thank you!! ☺️ 2y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Taking a break from Faust with some British crime fiction, thanks to a recommendation by @HardcoverHearts ! #amreading

HardcoverHearts Oooh- I look forward to your thoughts! 3y
SharonGoforth @HardcoverHearts Enjoying it so far! 3y
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Faust I & II | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Faust is my #2020classics selection for June, and I‘m really enjoying it! Is it wrong for me to think Mephistopheles has the best part in the book? He‘s by far the most interesting and entertaining character! #currentlyreading

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Selected Poems | Charles-Pierre Baudelaire
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So I went back to Half Price Books‘ clearance event today 📚📚

#bookhaul #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

Nute That‘s what I‘m talkin‘ ‘bout...doing it up nicely!😜 (edited) 3y
SharonGoforth @Nute Yep!! ☺️👍 3y
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Song of a Captive Bird | Jasmin Darznik
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I‘m horrible at sticking to a #TBR, but here‘s mine for June! The bottom two books are carryovers from May. Not shown: Space by James Michener, which is on my Kindle.

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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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I think today‘s prompt is a pretty accurate description of this classic!

#biginjapan #wanderingjune

Cinfhen Nice choice!!! 3y
SharonGoforth @Cinfhen Thanks!! I really need to read this! 3y
Cinfhen There was recently a Litsy buddyread for this book....I think most enjoyed 🤔 3y
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Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
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Some of the books I came home with today from the Half Price Books clearance event at the Sharonville Convention Center near Cincinnati!! #bookhaul #nosuchthingastoomanybooks #usedbooks

Theaelizabet 👏👏👏👏👏 3y
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet Thanks!!☺️ 3y
Karkar Oh I wish I knew that this was going on I would have made my husband take me! 3y
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SharonGoforth @Karkar It will be open tomorrow, from 10 to 6. It‘s at the convention center in Sharonville. Hope you get to go! Everything is $2 or less! 3y
Karkar @SharonGoforth awesome thank you for letting me know!!! 3y
SharonGoforth @Karkar You‘re very welcome!! I‘m debating whether or not to go back, lol! 3y
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Day 1 #poetrymatters #open

(Credit: Poetry mobile app)

TheSpineView 😍 3y
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Finished! I loved this. Full of action, fascinating characters, and a real page turner - all written in gorgeous prose. This book has it all: corruption, villains, witchcraft, gypsies, history, architecture, and of course Quasimodo. There is so much to unpack from this story that I know I will need to read it again. Soon. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

marleed I read the abridged version and loved every page. I‘m not sure if I could ever finish the complete book. 3y
SharonGoforth @marleed My copy is unabridged, and I didn‘t mind it at all. But I realize it isn‘t for everyone. 3y
marleed I‘m proud of you!! Oh and funny, when I read it I had no idea I was reading an abridged version. I was so disappointed! (edited) 3y
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merelybookish Congrats! Not a minor feat! 🙂 3y
SharonGoforth @merelybookish Thanks!!☺️ 3y
SharonGoforth @marleed Thanks! It‘s worth reading the extra chapters. Gives a lot of insight into the points Hugo was trying to make (in my opinion). Plus, I‘m a complete history nerd, which is another reason I enjoyed them!☺️ 3y
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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Today‘s finds at the used bookstore. Most of these were on the clearance shelf. 📚📚 #usedbooks #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

Lcsmcat I tried Magic Mountain a couple decades ago and couldn‘t get into it. Have you read it yet? I feel like I should give it another chance and maybe a buddy read is the way to doit. 3y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat No, I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m willing to try it as a buddy read this summer if you‘d like. 3y
Lcsmcat Sure. Discussing it with someone would be the nudge I need to try it again. 😀 3y
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SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Ok! Would July work for you? 3y
Lcsmcat July works well! I‘m looking forward to it. 3y
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Perfect!! I‘m looking forward to it, too! ☺️📚 3y
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Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry & Prose | Nathaniel Mackey, Art Lange
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Found this today at the used bookstore. Can‘t wait to dip into it!

Theaelizabet Omg, that looks fabulous! 3y
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet I think so, too! 3y
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Christina Rossetti: The Complete Poems | Christina Georgina Rossetti
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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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This is my reading buddy, Fiona. I got up for a minute to do something, and came back to this...😸 #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn 😹 I love how dorky cats can be. ❤️🐱 3y
TheSpineView It looks like someone needs their tummy scratched! 3y
Theaelizabet Love her! 3y
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AlaMich That‘s a “yeah, and what are you gonna do about it?” look if ever I‘ve seen one! 😆😻 3y
rretzler 😻 3y
LauraJ Ladylike! 3y
SharonGoforth @LauraJ Exactly!! 3y
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Started this yesterday and am having a hard time putting it down! #amreading #pulitzerprizewinner #nonfiction

Centique That‘s good to hear. This is coming up soon on my TBR 😊👍 3y
Megabooks This book is amazing! 3y
SharonGoforth @Centique I was afraid it would be too “technical”, but it isn‘t. It‘s really interesting reading! 3y
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SharonGoforth @Megabooks I‘m less than 100 pages in, but I totally agree with you! 3y
Vivlio_Gnosi Just started this weekend. A friend, who is a nurse, highly recommended this book. 3y
SharonGoforth @Vivlio_Gnosi It‘s so good!! Hope you like it 😊. 3y
Vivlio_Gnosi I can't wait. This #Nonfiction topic is right up my alley. Thank you for your review! 3y
SharonGoforth @Vivlio_Gnosi You‘re welcome! 3y
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Today was an awesome book mail day! My #BOTM box arrived, plus a Harold Bloom on reading the Romantic poets and a biography of poet Edward Thomas!📚😊💕 #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

8little_paws I started the buried and it's SO GOOD! 3y
SharonGoforth @8little_paws Awesome! I can‘t wait to read it! 3y
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I‘ll be starting this soon. I normally don‘t purchase mass market paperbacks, but I had a $10 bookstore credit (which more than covered the cost) and look at that gorgeous cover!!!! 👀

JanuarieTimewalker13 That cover would def motivate me to read the book!! 3y
GingerAntics That is a gorgeous cover. 3y
SharonGoforth @GingerAntics I think so, too! 3y
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TheSpineView 💜 3y
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Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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The Signpost by Edward Thomas. Day 1 #wish #poetrymatters

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Long Way from Home | Peter Carey
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Mehso-so

What started out as a fast-paced romp about a couple entering the Redex Reliability Trial to help their car dealership in the first half devolved into a bit of a slog about the horrendous treatment of Australia‘s native population in the second half. It would have been ok if the two halves somehow met up at the end, but they really didn‘t. 3 stars for excellent writing, in spite of everything else. ⭐️⭐️⭐️