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sisilia

Joined May 2016

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The Professor's House | Willa Cather
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3⭐️ Read this: “When he reached the dining-room Lillian was already at the table, behind the percolator. “Good morning, Godfrey. I hope you had a good night.” Her tone just faintly implied that he hadn‘t deserved one.” Ouch! 🙈Isn‘t she lovely? 😄 I have a problem with the structure of this novel, though. From a story about an aging professor and his family, she changed gear and told the story about the professor‘s dearest pupil. Why? 😫

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My kind of lunch

vivastory Rory would definitely be chilling at a bar with a book now 🍷📚 1mo
Tamra 👍🏾😊 1mo
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Saw this on Instagram, and I‘m surprised that this was life goals 🤔 I often sit alone in a cafe, eating a cake, drinking tea and reading a book. I‘m in my 40s so am “an older woman”, too? 🤷🏻‍♀️

vivastory I was overjoyed to see some random person on twitter several months ago get roasted for days for saying that people who read at bars are boring, or something along those lines. 1mo
sisilia @vivastory Hahaha s/he deserved it 😆 1mo
kspenmoll You are not an older woman!!! I read alone in lots of places! 1mo
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Megabooks I‘m in my 40s and love reading alone in restaurants/bars. And we‘re only old in teen movies 😉 1mo
Tamra 😆 “older” is relative and at this point I just don‘t care! (edited) 1mo
REPollock I interpreted it that the woman is able to sit at a bar alone drinking a martini/eating cheesesticks/reading without some guy hitting on her or otherwise interrupting her. 1mo
MyNamesParadise I‘ve always enjoyed going out to eat alone and bringing a book with me! I just turned 30. 1mo
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The Professor's House | Willa Cather
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Currently reading ….

Tamra ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!!! 1mo
sisilia @Cinfhen Hi Cindy 😀 Hope things are well with you 1mo
Cinfhen All good here, hope you‘re well too 💖 1mo
CarolynM Love Willa Cather ❤️ Enjoy! 1mo
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4⭐️ Reading this novel feels like watching Taiwanese family drama series 🤪 I love how Mann jumps from one incident to another, making me alert with much anticipation. Short chapters with total of 11 parts, this chunkster doesn‘t feel like a chunkster at all. It‘s super readable and I enjoyed it so much.

EvieBee Kudos on your accomplishment! Also, beautiful pic. 1mo
Leftcoastzen I need to get to this one,I started once but got sidetracked. 1mo
Cinfhen Love the photo 1mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. 1mo
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Currently reading…. It‘s so entertaining I cannot stop!

Sleepswithbooks Your Snoopy 💛 2mo
Ruthiella I read this a few years ago. An excellent family saga. 2mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too 2mo
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Hello Littens, anyone of you a member of Silent Book Club? I‘m creating one for Singapore, and would love to hear any suggestions on how to run this 🥳

Cathythoughts I‘ve never heard of it , but sounds interesting. 2mo
BarbaraBB Me neither. And it does sound interesting indeed! 2mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I‘m excited for this… a quiet reading session with fellow bookworms 🤪 2mo
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Hard Rain Falling | Don Carpenter
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3⭐️ A friend recommended this book, saying that it‘s one of his faves, so I had high hopes when I started reading this. It‘s indeed a page-turner, but I find nothing special with the story. Tough prison survival, and the characters feeling trapped in life, craving for something but don‘t know what exactly, and the angst towards social injustice…. I‘ve read / watched similar stories somewhere everywhere, both real stories and fictions 🤷🏻‍♀️

StaceGhost Is the title from the sister Rosetta Tharpe song? It sounds like it would jive with the storyline 3mo
sisilia @StaceGhost I‘m not sure about that. I‘ll ask my bookclub if anyone knows 😄 3mo
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I love this subscriber-only newsletter from the NYT. It‘s called Read Like The Wind by Molly Young. She recommends old and new books, and I like her picks.

LeahBergen I‘ll have to check it out! 3mo
Sparklemn @sisilia I wasn't aware of this newsletter. Just signed up. Thanks!
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Oblomov | Ivan Goncharov
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“Don‘t come near, don‘t come near, you‘re straight from the cold street.” 😂 Said Oblomov to all his visitors 😅

This guy is so lazy it‘s so funny

LeahBergen I‘m feeling a bit like him myself lately. 😆 4mo
batsy Very relatable dude 😂 4mo
Cathythoughts Oh yes ! It‘s good to relax 😁 4mo
BarbaraBB I remember him as so funny too! 4mo
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Oblomov | Ivan Goncharov
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Just started this… 40 pages in and I‘m loving it

Hamlet Great book! I‘m glad you‘ve found it; it‘s been forgotten by too many. 4mo
sisilia @Hamlet Thanks to @Oblomov26 for the recommendation 😀 4mo
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Jakob von Gunten | Robert Walser
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3⭐️ Based on Walser‘s personal experience, this is a fictitious diary of a young man from a rich family who enrolled himself into a school for servants. It gets odd in the middle when Jakob shares his weird dreams, and I‘ve never truly enjoyed a story where reality and dream blend together 😞Jakob‘s mix of arrogance and humility somehow reminds me of Uriah Heep (from David Copperfield)😂 …minus the writhing, of course.

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David Copperfield (Revised) | Charles Dickens
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5⭐️ The famous opening paragraph sold this novel to me, and I‘m not disappointed. I love the plot and the mix of characters; the inserted humour in bleak narratives is something that only a masterful writer like Dickens could produce effortlessly. Afterall, this is Dickens‘ favorite child 😻 I wonder how much truth is reflected in this story.

BkClubCare I like your photo composition here. 4mo
sisilia @BkClubCare Thank you 🥰 4mo
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Good Behaviour | Molly Keane
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4⭐️ Aroon St. Charles is an unattractive girl from a wealthy Irish family. She is so clueless and delusional (but maybe she‘s not?) that she‘s oblivious of what‘s going on around her. I love how Keane teases her readers‘ minds by leaving everything open for interpretation. What a treat! 🥳

BarbaraBB Such a great read! 4mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB I like her style 😻 Will find other titles by her 4mo
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I have no time for leisure reading lately. Long hours at work, and I have this book 👆🏻 to read for school 😅😅😅

MrsMalaprop Any good? Are you a psychologist? 5mo
TheSpineView Pesky work!🤪 5mo
sisilia @MrsMalaprop I‘m not 😄 but I‘m interested in psychology, so I enrolled myself in Grad Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling. CBT is so popular, and this book is really for the beginners. I like this therapy technique, and have been applying it to myself 😆 5mo
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sisilia @TheSpineView I miss reading novels hahaha 5mo
MrsMalaprop Ooh, how interesting. I‘m a school psychologist & am currently do an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) course online. I think it‘s important to use it on yourself (& your friends/family - in an ethical way of course!). 😁 5mo
sisilia @MrsMalaprop Self-therapy hahaha 5mo
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David Copperfield (Revised) | Charles Dickens
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I want to hug this little boy David Copperfield 💔 This novel is giving me all the feelings. Both tragedy and comedy melted in one

This could be my first 5⭐️ read in 2022 🥰

Kammbia1 I don‘t read a lot of classics but I have read David Copperfield and liked it a lot. 6mo
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A photo of Melon to brighten your day 🤪

Melon lives with my sister in Jakarta. I hope I can visit them soon 🤞🏻

AlaMich Awww, what a sweetie-pie!! 🐶❤️ 6mo
BookBabe Aww, such a cutie! Hi Melon! 😄🐶 6mo
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Simona Super cute face❣️ 6mo
LeahBergen 🥰🥰 6mo
Gissy 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
maich Cute❤❤😘 6mo
Reggie So cute!!! 😍 6mo
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David Copperfield (Revised) | Charles Dickens
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Loving the illustrations in this book 😍

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A Legacy | Sybille Bedford
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3⭐️ I was soooo looking forward to reading this family saga; the start was promising, and then things got confusing, and I finished it feeling meh 😒 It‘s a difficult read! Characters are not introduced properly, confusing timelines, and so many French and German sentences that I had to source Google Translate to understand what they are all about 🤦🏻‍♀️

Cathythoughts Such a pretty flower 🌸 6mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts My newest baby 😄 6mo
TheSpineView I hate to be disappointed in a book especially when I was expecting so much more. 6mo
Tamra Too bad! 😒 Such a pretty cover. 6mo
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Of Human Bondage | W. Somerset Maugham
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January stack. I‘m in a good place 🤗 I want to read as much as I can before work and school get busy

merelybookish I'm really curious about Bedford! 6mo
sisilia @merelybookish I‘m a bit underwhelmed 😪 Not hating it, but I expected something more vavavoom 6mo
sprainedbrain Oh how I loved Of Human Bondage. ❤️ 6mo
sisilia @sprainedbrain I‘m so looking forward to it 😍 6mo
Cathythoughts Nice❤️ I‘d like to reread Human Bondage some day 6mo
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Happy new year to everyone! May 2022 be good to all of us, filled with health, happiness, and many excellent reads. The end of covid, please 🤞🏻

TheBee Happy new year! 🎊 6mo
kspenmoll Happy New Year! Thanks for your message! 6mo
Tamra 🤞🏾🤞🏾 indeed! 6mo
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Leftcoastzen Happy New Year!🎊🎆 6mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 6mo
Dragon Happy New Year 🥳 6mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year 🎆 6mo
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 6mo
La_Cori 🤞🏻🤞🏻 Happy New Year! 🥳 6mo
batsy Happy New Year! I'm going where Snoopy goes 😆 6mo
Gissy Happy New Year! 🎉🎊🍾🥂 6mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 6mo
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David Copperfield (Revised) | Charles Dickens
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Starting the new year with Dickens‘ favorite child

Graywacke I‘ll be starting this one soon, too (for a Victorian theme group read in LibraryThing.) But I have never read it. 6mo
sisilia @Graywacke I‘m only 3 chapters in and I like it. It‘s funny! 6mo
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From Bookstr‘s instagram account 🤣🤣🤣

batsy Yep that was first thought when I watched the show 🤣 6mo
sisilia @batsy Hahahaha 👍🏻 6mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 6mo
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Best reads of 2021

Freespirit I think I will read War and Peace this year! 6mo
sisilia @Freespirit Yes! Read the Anthony Briggs translation, it‘s so readable 6mo
Freespirit That‘s the one I have @sisilia ❤️ 6mo
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Oblomov26 Amazing read. Russian literature at its best - or at least one of its best. 6mo
sisilia @Oblomov26 I agree. I‘m planning to read more Dostoyevski in 2022. I have only read Crime and Punishment so far, and am craving for more 6mo
Oblomov26 Try Oblomov by Goncharov - you will either love it or hate it within fifty pages 6mo
sisilia @Oblomov26 Ok 👌🏻 6mo
Graywacke Nice. (And some inspiration. I really should read Brookner. Zweig too. Oh - and that chunkster on top.) 6mo
sisilia @Graywacke 😆 Longer 2022 TBR! 6mo
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Books I read in 2021

Cathythoughts Wonderful📚💫💫💫💫 6mo
Crazeedi Great job! 6mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful picture and result! 6mo
Graywacke Gorgeous 6mo
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A Legacy | Sybille Bedford
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One is for school, one is for bookclub 🙈

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Merry Christmas, dearest Littens! May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always! 🎄

Suet624 Merry Christmas and best wishes to you! 😍 6mo
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
TheSpineView 💞🎄 6mo
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Texreader Merry Christmas! And what lovely artwork! 6mo
mabell Merry Christmas, Sisilia! 🎄 6mo
LeahBergen Merry Christmas!! ❤️🎄❤️🎄 6mo
batsy Merry Christmas! 🎄♥️ 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely illustration! Merry Christmas Sisilia! 6mo
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas 💚 6mo
Crazeedi Merry Christmas Sisilia and the happiest of new years❤💚🎄❄ 6mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 6mo
Reggie Merry Christmas! 6mo
youneverarrived Merry Christmas 💚 6mo
Liz_M Merry Christmas 🕯️🎄🕯️ 6mo
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A Legacy | Sybille Bedford
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Submitted my assignment, and I‘ll have a short break with this novel

Cathythoughts Book sounds good. Enjoy & I look forward to your review 🎄❤️ 6mo
LeahBergen I have this on my NYRB shelf; I look forward to your review! 6mo
Leftcoastzen It does sound good! 6mo
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Suet624 You must have read the entire NYRB catalog! 6mo
sisilia @Suet624 Hahaha that‘s my goal 🙈 I have read 90 titles so far. A bit of hit and miss, but some I also found some gems that I love 6mo
Suet624 That‘s amazing. You are my hero. 6mo
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1⭐️ My toughest and least favorite of Les Rougon Macquart series, and I still have 11 books to go! Serge and Albine in the Paradou is to mimic Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They cling to each other like velcro! I see how Zola attempted to question the meaning of innocence and sin, Church vs nature; but the biblical parallels are just too much for me.

BiblioLitten That cover though!💚💙 6mo
BarbaraBB 11 more… good luck! 6mo
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🙄🙄🙄 Zola, why are you doing this to me???? The girl Albine is definitely horny! This is the retelling of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which I‘d love to DNF but I can‘t 🤦🏻‍♀️ (I‘m committed to reading the series 🦾)

Zola‘s good in killing his characters with pitiful death. I wish he did that in this novel. Just kill them off and end scene, please! Sigh.. wishful thinking, I know.

BarbaraBB Haha! 6mo
StaceGhost This was the toughest read in the series for me 6mo
Reggie Lolol 6mo
sisilia @StaceGhost Omg thanks! I thought I was just being difficult because romance is my least fav genre. This is soooo bad 🙈 Another that I dislike is The Dream. Similar theme, but slightly better than this 6mo
sprainedbrain 😂 6mo
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Dearest #nyrbbookclub members, 2021 has been a crazy year for me. I lost a job, I found a job, and I decided to study part-time, too! 😅 It‘s been mad!!! Now I rarely have time for leisure reading, and I have been missing a lot of discussions recently. So I decided to step back from the group for now. Pictured are the 6 titles from the bookclub that I haven‘t read yet 😰 They are now among the many unread NYRB Classics in my shelves 🤪

Leftcoastzen We will miss you ! I hope you keep checking in from time to time . 6mo
batsy Sorry to hear that you'll be taking a break from the group, but I hope all of the life stuff goes well 💛 Well done on the part-time study—been toying with the idea, too! 6mo
quietjenn I hope things calm down for you. Do check in when you can! 6mo
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BarbaraBB We will miss you! I hope you can continue your IRL NYRB book club and that you‘ll have the time to read the ones so missed. Some gems among them. Take care 🤍 6mo
vivastory Please chime in when you see a book that intrigued you & you have the free time. You will be missed as a group member, but I understand & I hope everything goes well for you! 6mo
merelybookish Please jump in whenever you feel up to it. We will miss you! 6mo
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I started this book earlier this year but I had to stop because there‘s so much love and lust there 😑 I adore Zola but not when he‘s in the mood for lovey-dovey moments. I‘m trying to finish this before the year-end. Fingers crossed!!!!

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Tarka the Otter | Henry Williamson
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3⭐️ This book is beautifully written, but it‘s full of unfamiliar vocabs (dialects) that made it hard for me to enjoy. I thought about how cruel human beings are towards animals; we hunted them for sports, and in this modern era industrial animal farming is probably the worst of cruelty 😞

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Current situation

Cathythoughts Nice situation to be in ❤️ 7mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts 🥰 Have a good Friday, Cathy! 😘 7mo
LeahBergen Perfect! 😊 7mo
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Tarka the Otter | Henry Williamson
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Got my booster shot today. So far so good, except for the sore arm. Resting now with Tarka. I always like writings about nature, and the description about the river ecosystem is amazingly vivid here. Loving it! 😍

slategreyskies I‘m getting my booster this afternoon. Glad to hear you‘re okay so far! 💕 7mo
sisilia @slategreyskies Yay! I‘m prepared for any side effects, so I have paracetamol ready 😅 Drink lots of water 💦 7mo
BarbaraBB Happy for your booster! 7mo
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5⭐️ This is the best memoir I‘ve ever read. Zweig grew up in the glorious golden age of Vienna, and he had to experience the horror of both world wars 😰 It is another version of War and Peace, an important book that must be read by everyone; a good reminder about our lost world, and the forces behind it

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5⭐️ This novel looks super intimidating given its size, but it‘s worth the effort. I like the war part better, especially the battle of Borodino. The peace part is interesting as Tolstoy shares a glimpse of the life of Russian aristocrats. It‘s the one book that I‘d bring with me if I were to be alone on an island. I can see myself rereading this again and again 🤘🏻

batsy Well done and nice photo! I'm hoping to tackle this next year 🤞🏾 7mo
sisilia @batsy Yay! Get the Anthony Briggs translation. It‘s great! 7mo
batsy @sisilia Thanks for the rec; I've seen quite a lot of praise for the Briggs version! 7mo
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Cathythoughts Well done & what a great result.. you make me want to read it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts Go for it, Cathy! 😆 It‘s tedious but it‘s just like reading 4 books one after another 😬 7mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for the encouragement! I have the book , not sure I have the stamina .. one day 😁🤞🏻 7mo
IuliaC Nice review and photo of this great classic! 👍 7mo
sisilia @IuliaC 🤗 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations! 👏 Agree with @IuliaC ! 👌 7mo
arubabookwoman I've read War & Peace twice. The 1st time as a teenager, I liked the peace (love) parts better, and (probably) skimmed some of the war parts. I reread it 4 or 5 years ago & liked the war parts better. No question it's a masterpiece! (And now I want to reread Anna Karelian, long overdue. Maybe 2023...) 7mo
sisilia @arubabookwoman It‘s interesting how we like different thing from the same book, depending on when at our lifestage we read it. I was telling my bookclub yesterday that I would have certainly hated WP if I were to read it when I was a teenager 7mo
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batsy 😂😂 7mo
JessClark78 😂 7mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
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Divorcing | Susan Taubes
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Mehso-so

2.5⭐️ I dislike experimental story where dream overlaps with reality. It‘s so confusing! Susan Taubes covers the theme of divorcing in pretty much everything in the protagonist Sophie Blind: a divorce from her husband, her parents‘ divorce, a divorce from her home country, a divorce from life! The bookcub didn‘t like it, either. Avg 2.7⭐️ The only consolation is that Taubes changed to the conventional story-telling in the second half of the novel

Lindy Silver lining: book group to commiserate over a disappointing book 😊 7mo
sisilia @Lindy It‘s the best part about a bookclub 😃 I always look forward to the discussion (edited) 7mo
Lindy @sisilia Me too 7mo
Reggie And yet, you have somehow convinced me to stack this. 7mo
sisilia Hahaha maybe you‘ll love it @Reggie 7mo
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Divorcing | Susan Taubes
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I have about 50 more pages to the end! Must finish this for my IRL bookclub meeting this afternoon 🥴 Too modern for me; it‘s in the same group as Renata Adler and Elizabeth Hardwick

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Progress report. Out of the battle of Borodino, I‘m now inside the abandoned Moscow.

I just passed the 1000 page mark, and I think it‘s amazing that I have not encountered one boring part in this novel. This is the best $22 I‘ve spent on a book!

EvieBee Yay! Congrats. 8mo
TrishB Wow 😯 8mo
Cathythoughts That is amazing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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LeeRHarry Great effort! 😊 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏💪 8mo
TheSpineView Wow! That is one I have not attempted. Kudos to you! 8mo
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I‘m inside the Battle of Borodino now 🙀 I can literally hear the poof poof and the boom boom of the cannons. God bless us all, let there be no more wars on this earth!

BookishTrish I got to go to a reenactment of this battle once when I was in Borodino! 8mo
sisilia @BookishTrish Wow, that‘s awesome 😃 Tolstoy told it really well, it felt like I was in the middle of it 8mo
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I saw this game on Facebook. If any of my favorite authors replied me, I‘d freak out. Most (maybe all?) of them are deceased ⚰️🕊

merelybookish Hearing from a deceased author would definitely freak me out. 😁 8mo
Tera0707 Yes! Lars Kepler responded to my comment on Instagram. I definitely turned into a fangirl for about ten seconds lol 8mo
Reggie Lol 8mo
TrishB 😂😂 8mo
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Cuteness alert! I just uploaded this cute series on my online store.. soooo bookish, so introvert 🥳 The link is here: https://philosophia.sg/collections/watashi-biyori

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How to even pronounce this?! 😆

Branwen I'd just go with Mr. Z. 🤣😂🤣😂 8mo
marleed Zee Doctor Zee Hinsky :) 8mo
Crazeedi Very interesting, I knew people with last names similar 8mo
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sisilia @Branwen Yes, I formed a Z in mind and that‘s it hahaha 8mo
sisilia @marleed Bwahahahaha 8mo
sisilia @Crazeedi Packed with consonants 🤪 8mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve always joked that the vowel fairy tripped and fell over Hawaii and had no vowels left for Eastern Europe. 😬 8mo
sisilia @Hooked_on_books Hahaha that‘s a good one! 😅 8mo
julesG @marleed 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
julesG I don't speak Polish. I had a bit of Russian though. Anyway. I'd probably go with something like "Sh-drrr-shinsky". And I'm well aware that that might be utterly wrong. 8mo
sisilia @julesG 😆 8mo
julesG And I only now realised it's War and Peace and therefore a Russian name and not a Polish one. It looked Polish to me. 😬 8mo
Cathythoughts What a tongue twister 😬 .. and yet slips off the Russian tongue … 8mo
Simona In my language pronunciation is Zdržinski 😘 8mo
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 8mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂📚💕 8mo
sisilia Thank you @LeahBergen @batsy 😘🥰 8mo
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Just finished Volume II 🥳

Leftcoastzen Crap , war & peace is as long as war & peace!😀 8mo
sisilia @Leftcoastzen 😅 It‘s so looonggggg 8mo
Leftcoastzen This one about killed me but ultimately loved it .I had to go to page minimum per day to finish 8mo
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Reggie I am in awe of you! 8mo
Cathythoughts You are doing brilliantly 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wow. Well done. 🥂 8mo
Gissy You are so brave! You can do it, you can finish that beast (book) ☺️💪 (edited) 8mo
batsy 💪🏽 8mo
slategreyskies Wow! I‘ve been meaning to read this! Keep going! You‘re doing great!! :) 8mo
sisilia @Leftcoastzen I couldn‘t get into Anna Karenina. I will probably give it a try again🤞🏻War and Peace is definitely more enjoyable than AK 8mo
sisilia @Reggie @Cathythoughts @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Gissy @batsy Thank you! It feels like reading 4 books one after another 😆 8mo
sisilia @slategreyskies Ooohh, dont let the chonkiness discourage you, it‘s super readable 😃I recommend the Anthony Briggs translation💕 8mo
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South Riding | Winifred Holtby
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Two titles, the same cover art 🤩 I hope to read South Riding next year 🤞🏻

LeahBergen Yes, I‘ve had it on my shelves for a couple of years. 😬 8mo
sisilia @LeahBergen 😬😬😬 8mo
Cathythoughts I have this one too … it‘s very long , one of these days 🤞🏻 8mo
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sisilia Oohh good to hear @Cathythoughts I love chunky books 😅 8mo
batsy I loved both! But love SR a wee bit more. 8mo
sisilia @batsy Wow, now I‘m super intrigued haha.. 8mo
quietjenn It's been years since I read it, but I remember loving South Riding so much. 8mo
rabbitprincess Loooove South Riding, although I think at least part of my affection comes from David Morrissey playing the male lead in the miniseries 😂🥰 8mo
sisilia @quietjenn @rabbitprincess 🥰 I‘m so looking forward to this, and I will definitely check out the miniseries 8mo
DivineDiana Well, that is unimaginative! 🤔 8mo
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wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 8mo
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Slow progress 🐌🐌🐌

Dilara You've read the first third: that's good! 👍 8mo
Amiable Slow and steady wins the race … and finishes the book! 😀 8mo
Cathythoughts It‘s not a sprint , it‘s a marathon… ( my husband‘s fave saying ) ….. Well done 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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JacqMac I‘m working my way through this one, too. It‘s going very slowly. lol 8mo
kplovesbooks It took me like 6 months to read that one. I couldn't go straight through without taking some breaks and reading other stuff. 🤷😂 8mo
Suet624 I‘m sooo impressed. Good for you. 8mo
sisilia @Dilara I didn‘t realize that 😅 It‘s very encouraging to see it that way 8mo
sisilia @Amiable Indeed! 🐢 W&P is best to be read slowly, I think, especially when it gets philosophical 8mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts Your husband‘s right 😃 8mo
sisilia @JacqMac Are you doing it for a buddy-read? I think there‘s a buddy-read going on somewhere. I‘m reading this for my book club meeting next month. Fingers crossed I can finish it by then 8mo
sisilia @kplovesbooks That‘s great, though! Did you like it? 8mo
sisilia Thank you @Suet624 It feels like reading 4 books, one after another 😅 8mo
JacqMac I‘m reading it on my own. I was hoping to finish by the end of the year, but it isn‘t looking likely. lol 8mo
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I‘m enjoying the battle scene in War and Peace. I can now understand why Stalingrad/Life and Fate are the modern version of War and Peace 🥰 Tolstoy and Grossman are both excellent writers. I‘m so happy that I get to read their works 💕