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sisilia

Joined May 2016

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This Earth of Mankind | Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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Day 5 of #7Days7Covers

Tagging @haanim 🤗 7 of your favorite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a Litten each day to join in

DrexEdit 😍😍😍 8h
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Fair Play | Tove Jansson
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Day 4 of #7Days7Covers

Tagging @Michelle_mck 🤗 7 of your favorite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a Litten each day to join in

batsy Oooh I love this one! 1d
Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻♥️ 1d
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My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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I am struggling at 24%! I am not looking forward to opening this book every time I settle down to read it 😭

The drama I had with my ex-boyfriend is much more interesting than this 🙈

TrishB I‘d just bail! 2d
sisilia @TrishB I wanted to, but I‘m leading the discussion for the bookclub next week 😅 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 2d
batsy 😂 2d
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Lindy I would skip to the last chapter and read that. With luck, that would give me enough motivation to go back and read the rest. If it doesn‘t, I would search online for as much information about the author and his writing as I could, with the hope that would inspire me to return to the book with fresh eyes. If I still couldn‘t bring myself to finish the book, at least I would be armed with material to discuss it. 2d
sisilia Thanks for the tips @Lindy 😘 2d
Lindy @sisilia 🍀 2d
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Before the Feast | Sasa Stanisic
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Day 3 of #7Days7Covers

Tagging @minkyb 🤗 7 of your favorite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a Litten each day to join in

TheSpineView That cover makes me think of fall.🧡🍁 2d
Eyelit Love this! 2d
minkyb @sisilia I am away for a couple of days but I will start when I get back home. 🤗 2d
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Day 2 of #7Days7covers

Tagging @Robothugs 🤗 7 of your favorite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a Litten each day to join in

ValerieAndBooks I definitely remember Farley 💖!! 3d
sisilia @ValerieAndBooks My old dog was named after the comic book‘s Farley. A few month after he passed, I made a journal titled “Remembering Farley” ❤️ 3d
Gissy Lovely cover💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️ 3d
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John Adams | David McCullough
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Thanks for the tag @Liz_M 😘 #7days7covers

Now tagging @JacintaMCarter 🤗 7 of your favorite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a Litten each day to join in

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On Reading | Andr Kertsz
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Books read by publication year 😍 Thanks to #nyrb I have more diverse reading experience now

CarolynM That's an interesting graph. I wonder what mine would look like? I wouldn't be able to do it, I'd never be able to remember when I read what. 4d
sisilia I got this from Goodreads. They are pretty good with stats 👍🏻 @CarolynM 4d
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Stalingrad | Vasily Grossman
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Immediate TBR stack. Those on the right are books I read this year

Leftcoastzen Life and fate was incredible! 6d
sisilia @tamra Have you read “Augustus” and “Nothing but the Night”? 6d
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sisilia @Leftcoastzen ❤️ I hope I do the right thing by reading Stalingrad first 🤞🏻 Keeping the best for last 😀 6d
Tamra @sisilia I haven‘t. I‘m glad you mentioned them because I had forgotten! I already have “Night” on my Kindle and it got buried. “Augustus” I wouldn‘t have been attracted to before I took my antiquity lit course, but now I am. Thank you for asking! 6d
Tamra @sisilia beware “Night” has a super creepy cover. 😮 6d
Tamra I just borrowed the audio version of Augustus. 😁 6d
LeahBergen The top 3 are on my TBR, too. 👍🏻 6d
arubabookwoman I loved Life and Fate, and preordered Stalingrad for my Kindle on the strength of that. It‘s been a while, but I haven‘t gotten to it yet. Soon..... 5d
sisilia @Tamra Oh yes, the eyes on the cover 😱 John Williams is too good to ignore. After Stoner, I‘m determined to read all of his novels. Thankfully, he only wrote four. If he were Georges Simenon, I‘d die and go bankrupt 😅 5d
sisilia @LeahBergen Yay! 🙌🏻 5d
sisilia @arubabookwoman I‘m so glad that I hear more and more people loving Life and Fate. I heard that Stalingrad has less impact but is similarly awesome 5d
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On Reading | Andr Kertsz
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Central Public Library @ Bugis

Spending my lunch hour here to read “My Marriage” 😁

JulietBooks What is Pooh Bear looking for? 😀 6d
sisilia @JulietBooks He wanted to grab them all 😆 6d
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My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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Let‘s see how crazy this lady is 😅 I remember @emilyhaldi saying that she‘s worse than Harriet from After Claude

TheSpineView I have not read yet. Therefore, I am curious what you think about it. 7d
MicheleinPhilly Worse than Harriett??? That‘s a pretty high bar @emilyhaldi! 7d
LeahBergen I have this one, too. 👏🏻 7d
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emilyhaldi This is an odd one... Curious to see what you think! And YES @MicheleinPhilly I swear she's worse than Harriet 🖤 3d
sisilia @emilyhaldi Not easy to get into 😭 2d
emilyhaldi It's a rough read for sure 😬 2d
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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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I can‘t do this; I just stopped at page 100 😪 Romance is not my favorite genre, and this novel has too much dosage of loving and longing (in repetition!). I‘d probably love this story when I was a teenager, when I was infatuated with my crush 😜

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime wow, really? i loved this book & don't like romance at all. so interesting how every book is different for every person 🙂 7d
sisilia @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Yeah, different perspectives from different readers make this community a fun place to be in 🥰 7d
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @sisilia absolutely, it's why i love it 7d
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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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I‘ve read some amazing books recently. I was in an adventure tracking 7 escapees in The Seventh Cross; rode the anxiety roller-coaster with a mentally-ill lady in The Outward Room; tagged along Stoner from his uni years til his death. All of these left me with deep thoughts & I was emotionally stirred.

Now am reading a story about 2 teenagers falling in love. It‘s nothing so far but “I love you, I desire you” + a bit of drama. It feels so bleah!

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Pompeii: A Novel | Robert Harris
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I have not read any of Robert Harris‘ works yet, and hope to try a few titles soon. Which one is your favorite that you‘d recommend to be my first Harris?

Amiable I have read “Pompeii.” I don‘t remember being very impressed by it, though. 1w
AlaMich I enjoyed Pompeii quite a bit. The aqueduct premise might sound uninteresting, but don‘t be turned off. It‘s a great book! I also really liked Enigma. 1w
KathyWheeler I really liked Fatherland. 1w
batsy I've not read any of his books either but I just stacked his most recent one because a review in Guardian made it sound really good 1w
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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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Currently reading.. I picked this book because of the title 😂 Has anyone read this?

Texreader It looks amazing and I‘d have picked up for that title too. Hope it‘s as good as it sounds. 1w
Cinfhen Love that cover 🥰 1w
Prairiegirl_reading It‘s on my tbr but I don‘t know when I‘ll be able to get to it. 1w
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Stoner | John Williams
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5⭐️ “Stoner is one of the few books which have caused buyers to call us in gratitude for having recommended it.” - John Doyle, Crawford Doyle Booksellers, NYC 👉🏻 my fav bookseller, which sadly closed down a few years back 😿

I‘m so glad that I finally read this book. The prose is elegant and captivating; I felt privileged to get to read this beautiful story of a simple and dedicated man 💕

Tamra My favorite book. 💜 So quietly profound in its glimpse of a life and underread. I hope that changes! I wish Williams had been more prolific. (edited) 1w
TrishB Loved this one too ♥️ 1w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️📚 1w
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suvata Great book 1w
zuzia One of my favorites! 1w
sisilia I read that his four novels are each “strikingly different in subject”, as if they were written by different authors. Next month, I‘ll be reading Butcher‘s Crossing for the local IRL bookclub. @Tamra @TrishB @Cathythoughts @suvata @zuzia @erzascarletbookgasm 1w
Tamra @sisilia yes, they are very different and good. Stoner is my favorite. 👍🏾 1w
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Stoner | John Williams
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Hello, Stoner... you are next! 😃

Cathythoughts Such a good book 👍🏻♥️ 2w
squirrelbrain I loved this one too @Cathythoughts ❤️ 2w
Simona Still in my TBR pile ... 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm Ah, Stoner ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen Waiting on my shelf! 🙄 2w
emilyhaldi Oh my gosh this book just blew my mind! 🤯🤯🤯 absolutely brilliant. Surely this will pull you out of that reading slump! 2w
sisilia @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @Simona @erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m enjoying the beautiful writing 😍 Definitely a book to savour 2w
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The Outward Room | Millen Brand
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4⭐️ Escaped from a mental hospital, hopped on a train/walked/hitched a ride to NYC. How‘s that for an adventure? And that‘s only the start of this book. I‘m not a big fan of the writing style, but I love this tender story about self-proclaimed-insane Harriet paving her way to healing and self-acceptance 💞

#nyrb #nyrbclassics

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The Outward Room | Millen Brand
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Next read! It‘s set in NYC - should be a definite cure for a slump 🤞🏻

Tamra 🤞🏾 3w
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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4⭐️ This novel is deliciously wicked! Sleek and smooth, like a glass of Hibiki 21 🥃 I used to read a lot of crime fictions; most are thrilling and gruesome, but none has the same quality as this old crime noir. The writing is wonderful, and the humor definitely helps the overall tone of the book.

Thank you for the pick, @mklong @vivastory Now I‘m going to check the discussion posts 😆 #nyrbbookclub #nyrb #nyrbclassics

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 3w
charl08 Sounds fascinating! 3w
batsy Wonderful review! Deliciously wicked sums it up 🖤 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! I notice your pencil matches the title 😉👍 3w
sisilia @erzascarletbookgasm Oooohhhh now I notice it hahaha... that‘s such a nice match 2w
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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I totally agree! 😆 Gosh, this book is so good. A few more pages to the end 😭 #nyrbbookclub

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On Reading | Andr Kertsz
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Guess who just reposted my Instagram post, guys! 😍 #nyrbbookclub #nyrb #nyrbclassics

LauraBeth 🙌🙌 3w
DrexEdit Sweet! 3w
saresmoore That‘s awesome! 3w
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Christine Cool! 3w
batsy Nice! 3w
AlaMich That‘s cool!! 3w
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On Reading | Andr Kertsz
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Reading slump hits!!!! 😭😭😭 I haven‘t even finished Black Wings for #nyrbbookclub 😭

Rachbb3 The worst! 😩 I hope it passes quickly. 3w
Tamra What a perfect pic of expression. Slumps, big or small, are quite annoying. Speedy recovery! 3w
emilyhaldi Aw man!!! And with so many beautiful #nyrbclassics to read too!! Hope you get out of your slump soon 🙏🏻 3w
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The Fountain Overflows | Rebecca West
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NYRB Classics Reading Society Aug meet-up: The Fountain Overflows

We have 3 people for today‘s discussion. May and Peter both loved the book, and gave it 4⭐️ Quoting Peter, “it‘s Little Women in much better writing.” 😄
#NYRB #NYRBClassics

Lindy Stacked, thanks to Peter‘s description. 3w
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The Fountain Overflows | Rebecca West
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2⭐️ I started this book with high expectation, but the whiny start was quite painful that I wanted to bail (I couldn‘t bail because I‘m the organizer of the book club which will be discussing this book tomorrow😅) Thankfully, it got better in the second half as it revealed interesting incidents one after another. I couldn‘t stand the Mother character as she sighed/groaned/cried/wailed so often it gave me headache from excessive eye-rollings

JenniferP After loving Return of the Soldier, I‘ve been really disappointed in Rebecca West‘s other books. 4w
sisilia @JenniferP My bookclub buddy bailed on this one. She was surprised because Return of the Soldier was such an enjoyable read 😑 4w
Liz_M @JenniferP I'm sorry to hear this wasn't a good read for either of you. Sigh, it may just have to stay on the shelf, unread, looking pretty. 4w
sisilia @Liz_M A lot of 4⭐️ and 5⭐️ reviews on Goodreads, though 😆 4w
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The Fountain Overflows | Rebecca West
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Slowly but surely 😅 I hope to finish this today so that I can read Black Wings before Saturday #NYRBBookclub discussion 🤞🏻

Liz_M You only have about 1/3 left, no problem! 😀 4w
vivastory You can do it! Black Wings is a quick read. 4w
sisilia @vivastory 💪🏻😺 4w
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On Reading | Andr Kertsz
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😱 McNally Jackson has a new store in NYC (4 Fulton Street)! It‘s opening soon and I think it‘s going to be as lovely as their other stores. New Yorker bookworms, you are in for a treat! I wish I could just teleport to NYC 😃

Image is from McNally Jackson‘s Instagram account

cariashley Oooh I need to visit it! 🤗 1mo
Anna40 Spending a weekend in NYC in November! Do you have more bookstore recommendations? 1mo
sisilia @Anna40 Yes! Here are my favorites: The Strand, McNally Jackson @ Prince St, Housing Works, Three Lives & Company, Westsider Books (Upper West). If you look at the tagged book 👆🏻, you can find others that I posted during my previous trip 😀 Enjoy NYC! 1mo
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Anna40 THANK YOU!! 😁💛 1mo
Rachel_nyc Will definitely check this out. Thanks! 1mo
Liz_M @Anna40 Of you branch out to Brooklyn, don't miss Greenlight Books in Fort Greene, Community Bookstore in Park Slope, and Books Are Magic in Carroll Gardens! But also I second Housing Works Bookstore -- it's my favorite treasure hunting place! 4w
sisilia @Liz_M I‘ll look for you the next time I‘m in NYC. We‘ll have an NYRB party or something 😆🎊 4w
Liz_M @sisilia That would be most excellent. ☺ 4w
Anna40 @Liz_M Thank you 💐 4w
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The Fountain Overflows | Rebecca West
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Omg it‘s so hard to get into this book 🙈 I‘m about 50 pages in, and I get the feel of Little Women & Little House on the Prairie mix, which may not be a bad thing if the tone is not as whiny as this book 😭😭😭

Has anyone read and love this? I‘m hoping for a nice hook soon 🤞🏻#NYRBClassics

Tamra Oh dear, whiny is not a fun read. 1mo
batsy When I attempted to read this many, many years ago (in college), I ended up bailing. It's been on my TBR for some years as I feel like I should give it another go but your comments are giving me pause 😆 1mo
sisilia @batsy @tamra I just finished Chapter 8 and it‘s not as bad as I thought. The first 50 pages were painful, but it‘s getting more bearable. I don‘t know where she is going to take me, but I‘m happy that it‘s less whiny now (edited) 1mo
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The Fountain Overflows | Rebecca West
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Good morning ☀️ Going to start this now for NYRB Classics Reading Society in Singapore. We will meet on 25 Aug to discuss the book #NYRBClassics

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The Seventh Cross | Anna Seghers
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Another movie that I need to check out soon

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! That‘s got to be really old!! Cool to see Jessica Tandy and Hume together at a young age!! 1mo
sisilia @JanuarieTimewalker13 Yeah, it was released in 1944 😀👍🏻 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow! 41 years before Cocoon! They must have still been in their late 30s to 40s 1mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m wrong, he was 33, she was 35 (edited) 1mo
sisilia @JanuarieTimewalker13 Gorgeous couple! 😍 1mo
arubabookwoman Did not know there was a movie based on the book. Will have to check it out. 1mo
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The Seventh Cross | Anna Seghers
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5⭐️ I‘m supposed to buddy-read this book for the whole month of August with @shawnmooney but I couldn‘t resist the temptation to read on. Seven political prisoners escaped from the concentration camp. Seven trees waited for their return, for each recaptured prisoner to be hung on a cross. At the end, the seventh cross remained empty. This brilliant, suspenseful story leading to the successful escape is a symbol of the resistance to the Nazis

Lindy Hey! Is that a blackwing pencil? I wish I could enlarge photos in Litsy. 1mo
sisilia @Lindy Yes 😆 I have some limited editions. Will put them on my online store soon 1mo
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Lindy @sisilia Oooh, nice. I have a Blackwing Palomino that I love. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lindy @sisilia I ❤❤❤ my blackwings! I subscribed to series. I love all pencils in general!! 1mo
sisilia @Crazeedi @lindy 🙌🏻 Yay to fellow graphite lovers ! 1mo
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The Seventh Cross | Anna Seghers
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Seven trees, seven chapters, seven escapees 😍 I‘m about 45% in and really loving the story #NYRBClassics

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The Seventh Cross | Anna Seghers
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Just started this #NYRBClassics for a buddy-read with @shawnmooney

GlassAsDiamonds I really have to start reading these!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
sisilia @GlassAsDiamonds I just finished Chapter 1 and I like the writing 😃 This is a nice pick for Women in Translation month, too 1mo
BarbaraBB Interesting. I read her other book and really enjoyed it. 1mo
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sisilia @BarbaraBB I heard that Transit is better than this 😺 My IRL bookclub will be reading Transit in Nov, so I will find out soon 1mo
BarbaraBB But you like this one too, don‘t you? Looking forward to your thoughts. 1mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB I do ☺️ I‘ll let you know 1mo
arubabookwoman I read it earlier this year. I liked it a lot. I haven't read Transit though. 1mo
sisilia @arubabookwoman I‘m glad that you loved it. I‘m enjoying it so far. The description is superb; I feel as if i were a fugitive in the old Germany 1mo
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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5⭐️ What a fascinating read! I‘d go crazy if I had to follow a religion fanatic husband to Congo WITH four daughters tagging along. Orleanna Price may not be perfect, but she did what she had to do; and the stories of her daughters will remain with me for a long time. Now I need to sit down and ponder this story for a while more

Thank you @Cinfhen for choosing this for the #worldreaders @shendrix413 @BookaholicNatty

MrsMalaprop ❤️❤️❤️ this book. 1mo
MrBook Another great review from you! 😁 1mo
Cinfhen I agree, each daughter along with their mother (Orleanna) had such a unique voice. I LOVED this book. Every minute I spent with this book was so good. I‘m really happy you enjoyed it as much as I did!! I can‘t wait to see what @BookaholicNatty wrote too!!! (edited) 1mo
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EmilyM I need to do a reread of this one...it is so good! 1mo
Hooked_on_books This is one of my all-time faves. 1mo
Simona Still in my TBR pile🤭🤷‍♀️ 1mo
sisilia @MrsMalaprop @EmilyM @Hooked_on_books I‘m happy that I got to read it ❣️❣️❣️ 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I am almost finishing this one as well 1mo
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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I laughed and cried together with Orleanna Price and her four daughters. A useless, delusional husband and life in the wild Congo are not the best combo 😥

I have 30% left @Cinfhen , and I don‘t want it to end.

Cinfhen I know!!! This book was SO GOOD!! I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying 1mo
kspenmoll Such a fabulous book! Enjoy! 1mo
LeeRHarry Glad you‘re enjoying it, it‘s one of my faves 😊 1mo
sisilia @kspenmoll @leerharry I love it! 5 glorious stars ⭐️ 1mo
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The Fountain Overflows | Rebecca West
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My holiday buddies 🤪 #NYRBClassics #NYRB

vivastory Fantastic pic! 1mo
sudi Great collection 😍 1mo
GatheringBooks been meaning to read this for the longest time 1mo
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Leftcoastzen I bought this when I hit the NYRB sale 1mo
sisilia @Leftcoastzen @GatheringBooks Stoner is the most popular NYRB and I haven‘t read it yet 😅 All the rave reviews, too! 1mo
Tanisha_A Such prettiness. 😍 I love love love NYRB covers, they are art. 1mo
sisilia I agree @Tanisha_A They have the best cover arts 1mo
Tanisha_A Right now I have just two. One of them is Alien Hearts. 1mo
sisilia @Tanisha_A Oohhh 😍 Let me know what you think once you read it 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely collection! 😍 If only my purse 👛 is bottomless... 1mo
Cathythoughts These look great. I still havnt read Black Wings ... I have it Kindle ... lovely books you have. I loved Stoner 1mo
zuzia Stoner is a great book! It deserves all of the raves! 1mo
batsy Lovely! Pretty much all of those are on my radar and looking forward to this month's club pick. 1mo
emilyhaldi How did I miss this?! So lovely 😍 I've had Outward Room in my cart for a while... Excited to see how you like all of these! 1mo
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Packed 9 #NYRBClassics + the tagged book in hand. I‘m off for 16-day holiday ☺️ Going home to spend time with the parents 🎉

Leftcoastzen What a lovely travel book stash!📚❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Enjoy!! 1mo
emilyhaldi Dying to know what #nyrb choices you have stashed in there 😍 enjoy!! 1mo
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BarbaraBB I just started this one too! 1mo
Suet624 16 days!!!! 1mo
Crazeedi Enjoy your time with family a 1mo
zuzia Enjoy your time with your family! I also love your book carriers! 1mo
sisilia @emilyhaldi I‘ll tag you when I post it 😆 1mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB It‘s been slow but I like the concept. Methuselah the parrot is my fav 🦜 1mo
sisilia @Suet624 I have so many days of leave to clear. After this holiday, I still have 5 days left 😆 1mo
sisilia @zuzia I purchased the sleeves from @BookGoGo ❣️ 1mo
LeeRHarry @bookgogo booksleeves are the best! Happy holidays! 😊 1mo
BookGoGo Have a wonderful well earned break @sisilia 1mo
Tanisha_A Have an awesome time home! 1mo
sisilia @LeeRHarry They are, indeed. Excellend workmanship and those fabricsss 😻 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds 😂😂😂😂love your luggage!! Have a fantastic holiday 😊 (edited) 1mo
sisilia @GlassAsDiamonds Lol.. thanks! 1mo
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Blood Dark | Louis Guilloux
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Some of my #nyrbclassics 🙈

Leftcoastzen 😃❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
batsy Oooh 😍😍 I added Blood Dark to my Book Depository wishlist last week 😆 1mo
AlaMich You have built quite a collection. I‘m envious! 😊 1mo
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sisilia @batsy I found it on the sale stacks when I was in NYC. The blurb sounds interesting 1mo
sisilia @AlaMich I cant stop buying, it‘s so scary 😱 1mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! They are inresistable indeed when on sale 😍 1mo
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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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We went to Fort Canning park for Open-air Cinema this evening. The Talented Mr. Ripley‘s showing❣️I watched the movie when it came out in 1999, and I appreciate it better now. I love the casts 😍 Jude Law‘s an eye candy! And I got to see Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie; as always, amazing performance. Bless his soul 🙏

Mitch Looks a fab experience 🥳 2mo
AlaMich That looks like a great way to spend an evening! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Love that movie! 1mo
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Sanshiro | Natsume Soseki
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4⭐️ Sanshiro began university life in Tokyo. All of sudden his life is filled with new things. The buzz of the metropolitan city, the inside of Tokyo scholars‘ lives, and of course, the ladies! How exciting!

Sanshiro is the first in a trilogy with thematically similar novels. The subsequents are Sorekara (And Then), and The Gate (which NYRB Classics edition I read recently)

Tonton Great movie poster❣️ 2mo
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Sanshiro | Natsume Soseki
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Sanshiro | Natsume Soseki
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I am fangirling over Natsume Soseki now 😍 I can‘t put down Sanshiro I want to finish the book today

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Sanshiro | Natsume Soseki
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I found Sanshiro ebook in my library‘s Libby app. After reading The Gate, I want to read more of Soseki‘s. Sanshiro is one of the two prequels to The Gate. I‘m loving it already 💖

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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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BookwormM Great book gives you lots to think about and discuss 2mo
sisilia @BookwormM Glad to hear that 🤗 2mo
Cinfhen Hope you love it 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m ending the readathon at 11:13:32 🤗 I enjoy the leisure of reading during the weekend; lots of distractions, of course, but I‘m glad that I partcipated in #24in48 #24in48readathon this time

Bedtime for me now... as Monday awaits 😑

TheSpineView Not bad! I can never do 24 because life always gets in the way. 2mo
sisilia @TheSpineView Yes 😬 To do 24 means I have to disappear to a place where nobody can reach me, which is not possible 😆 2mo
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Dear Sweet Pea | Julie Murphy
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4⭐️ Aawww I love this middle grade novel. Sweet Pea is a cool kid. She‘s smart, confident, and comfortable in her plus size. She has other more important issues than body issues! Self love and acceptance is key; otherwise who‘s gonna love you? 🥰

Second book completed for #24in48 #24in48readathon I‘m nowhere near 24 hr but I‘ve been enjoying this readathon weekend

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The Gate | Natsume Soseki
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NYRB Classics Reading Society Singapore 💖 We read The Gate in July. One person read it in the original Japanese, another read the Chinese translation. It‘s interesting to find out the differences and what‘s lost in translation. I loved The Gate more after the lively discussion. Soseki left the readers with so many unsaid things, inviting different interpretations that make this an excellent bookclub pick

Crazeedi That's awesome!!👏😍 2mo
TheSpineView Great picture!😊 2mo
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emilyhaldi How fun!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Tamra Looks like a great time! 2mo
AlaMich Different people reading the book in different languages would make for a fascinating discussion! 2mo
AlaMich Just out of curiosity, what is your first language? 2mo
sisilia @AlaMich Indonesian 😃 2mo
AlaMich @sisilia Was your schooling in English? 2mo
sisilia @AlaMich I started learning English at age 10 but didn‘t really use it until I went to Australia to study at the university. My first few months in Australia was quite a challenge as it was the first time for me to live and breathe in English. The first adult English novel that I read was Sue Grafton‘s B is for Burglar. I read it in my sixth month in Australia, I think. Really pushed myself to finish it without the help of a dictionary 2mo
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Dear Sweet Pea | Julie Murphy
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A body-positive story! Yay!

👆🏻I am with Joey in this 😆💖

AJBowers Joey doesn't share food!!! 2mo
JoScho @AJBowers 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2mo
sudi @AJBowers i remember that episode 😂😂😂 2mo
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Dear Sweet Pea | Julie Murphy
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Transmission | Hari Kunzru
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3⭐️ I really wanted to love this story but I couldn‘t find the right chemistry (maybe it‘s not the right time for me?). The book was written in 2003, so it was timely for a story about cyber crime, pop culture, immigration, and globalization - all are still relevant today 👍🏻

First book completed for #24in48 #24in48readathon I‘m taking a longer break now; the husband is watching anime and it looks interesting