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Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics)
Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics) | Daniel Defoe
The original tale of a castaway struggling to survive on a remote desert island, and one of the first novels in English The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a desert island. In his journal he chronicles his daily battle to stay alive, as he conquers isolation, fashions shelter and clothes, enlists the help of a native islander who he names 'Friday', and fights off cannibals and mutineers. Written in an age of exploration and enterprise, it has been variously interpreted as an embodiment of British imperialist values, as a portrayal of 'natural man', or as a moral fable. But above all is a brilliant narrative, depicting Crusoe's transformation from terrified survivor to self-sufficient master of an island. This edition contains a full chronology of Defoe's life and times, explanatory notes, glossary and a critical introduction discussing Robinson Crusoe as a pioneering work of modern psychological realism. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Morr_Books
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Panpan

This is my final completed book of the 24 hour readathon. While I love my illustrated copy of Robinson Crusoe, this book was not as entertaining/adventurous as I thought it would be.
#readathon @DeweysReadathon

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CrowCAH
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#Haunted #freakyFRIDAY
#Movie2BookRecs #LetterC #CastAway

This book is hitting a lot of the themes for today: having Friday as a character, a C in the title for Crusoe, and an all around great book to read about a cast away.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 2mo
Eggs 👏🏻📚👌🏼 2mo
Klou 😊📚👍 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.
#RobinsonCrusoe #DanielDefoe #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookdesign #bookdesigner #bookdeal #bookdealer #bookdragon #bookdragons #bookfeature #bookfeatures #bookfair #bookfan #bookfandom #bookfever #bookfanatic #bookfrenzy #bookgeek #Classics #Fiction #Adventure #Literature 💜💜

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Gertjan10
Pickpick

Loved it

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Whalien99
Mehso-so

Liked it

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jenniferw88
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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#bestbuddyread #galsandpals #galentinesbuddyread @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Survivor by Destiny's Child was playing from the playlist & that song reminds me of the tagged book, and my notetaker friends from uni.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4RGl8MWxN1sCmnjvpvReMj?si=ppAVVBD4Q6mrQ1c0iukp...

Cinfhen I‘m so excited to jump into your playlist, Jenny!! I see lots of Britney/ my daughter‘s FAVORITE artist in the world 💕💕💕💕 10mo
BarbaraBB What a cool list! 10mo
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Auntynanny
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Pickpick

I borrowed this as an audiobook from the library, and it ended up being a heavily abridged radio drama. I enjoyed the dramatization, but I don't really feel the need to read the full version of the novel.

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Schwifty
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Mehso-so

While a classic, being the first English novel and such, and with all due respect to Defoe‘s creativity, the story is awkward at times especially when the journal as narrative device fails to keep the reader compelled. Defoe makes up for this somewhat with the psychological thriller of the latter half of the story when Crusoe finds the lone footprint in the sand on his “deserted” island and later frets and plots against the threat of cannibals.

jenniferw88 Haha! Great review. You got past the 50 pages on how to make bread! 14mo
Schwifty @jenniferw88 Lol. And the detailed specs on the fences and the rice and barley harvests and the failed attempts at pottery... 14mo
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julesG
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#BookMail

#RaisingReaders

DD wants to read Robinson Crusoe first. ❤️❤️❤️

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh - you‘ve got two of my faves here - Jackaby and Nimona! 1y
julesG This was basically all requested by my daughter. She caught a glimpse of Nimona at the library some months ago but due to Covid we haven't been able to check it out. So I was happy when I could, eventually, get a used copy. It's not used though, neither are any of the others. 😁 I'm looking forward to reading Jackaby with my daughter. 1y
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suffisaunce
Pickpick

This has many aspects we might find problematic, most specifically from a postcolonial aspect, and it has 'early novel features'--a final travelogue in Europe--where we would expect narrative unity and closure. However, it is a fascinating read for all of those reasons; I am still inclined to think that it is better to study the past than to suppress it. Maybe not if you love animals, mind you 😏 ...

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jenniferw88
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Just some of the books I studied with Chris, aka the Lion!

#back2school #bunnyread @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Billypar I think Lunar Park and Bunny might be kindred spirits. 1y
Cinfhen You‘re parents got their money‘s worth!!!! I can‘t remember any books I read in college 🙄 1y
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reclusivepigeon
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I‘m not sure if it‘s the dry, wordy prose or my Jigglypuff bookmark that keeps making me 😴

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CrowCAH
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#ItsASmallWorld Day 31: #SwissFamilyRobinson
#Disney #MagicKingdom

I went in the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse while in my Disney trip; here‘s a picture of the kitchen room; it was decorated in ship/nautical style!

I read Robinson Crusoe, inspired by a real maroon. It wasn‘t as epic as movies or TV shows portray it, but the takeaway is there was a lot of goats on the island.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

I didn't hate Robinson Crusoe, but I just couldn't get on board with the colonialist BS it espoused (even in context). The “englightened“ Englishman “redeeming“ the “savage“, ugh. It did convince me that I would never survive a shipwreck on a deserted island though. I'd just drink whatever booze I could salvage and meet my maker shortly thereafter 🥂 Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/robinson-crusoe-daniel-defoe/ #ClassicBooks

Scochrane26 😂😂😂 2y
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ju.ca.no
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Well I‘m not very good at cutting straight lines, but I didn‘t want to just throw this old bookcover calendar away. They may be a bit crooked but I still think they are nice enough postcards. So if you ever receive one of these- keep in mind that I gave my best😂😂😂

LittleBug They‘re gorgeous!!💕 2y
Tamra Terrific idea! 2y
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wanderinglynn What a neat idea! 2y
Soubhiville So cute! 2y
sudi They look great and very vintage 😍 2y
LeahBergen They‘re lovely! 2y
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Come-read-with-me
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🌴. Robinson Cruso 🧦 Socks always socks. ✈️ Highest elevation was a plane. 🤢Liver and onions. 🎃Absolutely! #friyayintro

Sace But... Liver and onions are tasty 😢 (I'm weird.) 2y
Come-read-with-me @Sace As I grew up, liver and onions were a monthly thing in our house. My Mum loved them. In fact she belonged to a club called the ‘Liver Lovers Luncheons” - they loved this stuff so much they even had a theme song “We love liver yes we do. We love liver how ‘bout you? “ It‘s much longer than this first line - I‘ve repressed it! So if you are weird you are in great company! 2y
Sace @Come-read-with-me My mother made the best liver and onions. I could never make it as well as she did. 2y
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serllolo
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #day2
A late night (at least in #Spain) 🙃
My favorite adventures book from my favorite editor 👌

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Exbrarian
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Panpan

Often considered the first English novel, the bar was set low. What a painful trudge it was. If you see it on a list of "must reads" I assure you a synopsis will do.

Chrys I tried to read this one and bailed. Glad to know I am not the I my one who thought it‘s not a great read 2y
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Much more dry than you would expect

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wanderinglynn
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As I was reading Pirates by Helen Hollick, she mentioned Robinson Crusoe, which I had never read. Since it‘s one of the free classic downloads for Kindle, I downloaded it yesterday. But so far, I‘m finding it a bit of a slog to get through because it was written in 1719. Let‘s hope it gets a bit better once he‘s shipwrecked. it also could be because I‘m trying to read it on my iphone. Maybe it‘ll be a bit easier on my Kindle.

ravenlee I read this recently. For the record, it doesn‘t get much better after the shipwreck. It‘s interesting, overall, but it is haaaaard to get through! 3y
wanderinglynn @ravenlee I figured. Even though it‘s in first person, the writing of the early 1700s is just so dense! 3y
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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

The adventure story is interesting, if tedious at parts and rife with coincidence. The moralizing and the arrogance of the MC was very hard to take, even trying ti appreciate that it‘s a product of its times.

The most interest part for me was solving the mystery of the out-of-order pages (109-112-111-110-113), and because of that error this copy probably won‘t stay in my library. Glad to be done with this one!

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ravenlee
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“There was a letter of my partner‘s, congratulating me very affectionately upon my being alive...”

I think Hallmark has overlooked a niche market here.

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ravenlee
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This whole section just makes me ill. Even allowing for context it‘s infuriating.

And one of the first words he teaches him is “master”?! I‘ve been enjoying this story fairly well, for hating all the moralizing and finding the MC hard to stomach, but this is giving me real trouble.

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ravenlee
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Bob has just found a spot on his island he‘a never seen before (in 15 years there?!) and is horrified to discover evidence of cannibalistic feasts by nearby savages.

And my mind immediately conjures Captain Jack Sparrow running from the cannibals in the second Pirates of the Caribbean. Which is much more entertaining than Robinson Crusoe‘s moralizing.

merelybookish I really like this book. I taught it for a while and it always surprised and educated me. BUT the main character is AWFUL! I like to believe that was intentional on Defoe's part. 3y
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KimM
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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Mehso-so

I keep an Audible book queued up for those times I need help falling asleep. This was the perfect book for that 😊 Take that as you will. 😴

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ravenlee
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“But I had forgot then what I learned afterwards...”

Not sure how that works, exactly.

charl08 I don't know either, but the older I get, the more new ways I discover to forget stuff!! 3y
Nute This statement is causing an instant headache.🤕 3y
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ravenlee
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Too late.

BibliOphelia 😂 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😆😂😂 3y
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ravenlee
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Okay, I get it - good ol‘ Bob is getting saved. But what kind of arrogant asshole can believe that his ship was lost and the entire crew drowned to teach HIM a lesson? And what kind of god would actually do that?

This book is bringing up some of my issues with Christianity/Christians.

LoverofLit Agreed. Older literature especially brings me those same feelings of disbelief and frustration. 3y
rretzler 👍🏻 3y
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ravenlee
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Interesting - less afraid of the act than of the discovery and consequences of it being known.

This is why teachers/principals/parents ask “are you sorry you did/said it or sorry you got caught?”

jenniferw88 Enjoy the 52 pages on how to make bread! 😂😂😂 3y
ravenlee @jenniferw88 so far the biggest problem is that the print is tiny! I‘m really starting to feel old reading it. Still, it‘s going better than the book I bailed on yesterday, so I guess I‘m good. 3y
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Carolyn11215

Reading this for #litsyclassicsatoz, which I‘ll finish some time in 2019. 🤪

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sudi
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Book - Robinson Crusoe
Author - Ruskin Bond
Movie - Return Of The Jedi
Food - Rum Ball

#manicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🤗 3y
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teainthelibrary
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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I just couldn‘t do it. For months I struggled to read it, but eventually I stopped picking it up and couldn‘t bring myself to care about it. Made it just over 100 pages.. it was dense and boring. Meh.

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Tonton
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe

It‘s almost 4:30am so definitely don‘t want to start reading so will leave you with this information on a bookseller gig in the Maldives : perfect to rethink your job Monday!
https://www.facebook.com/28205874672/posts/10156699865979673/

DivineDiana Love this! Thank you! 😀 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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Quite an obvious one for today‘s #SOS
#ABBAInAugust

Meredith3 Perfect! 👏🏻 3y
Mdargusch Great choice! 👍🏼 3y
Cathythoughts 💙👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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emilyhaldi Another classic I haven‘t read! 3y
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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

Interestingly, this book could be the first ever fiction novel in english ever writtern, its a grey area what novel was writtern first but Robinson Crusoe is a contender. Written in the 16th century, this is the story of Robinson and his adventures when travelling. I've seen a lot of reviews criticising this over it's religious beliefs and wording of other nations however let's not judge a 16th century book on 21st century standards.

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teainthelibrary
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe

“...the sun went down perfectly clear and rose so the next morning; and having little or no wind and a smooth sea, the sun shining upon it, the sight was, as I thought, the most delightful that ever I saw.”

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jenniferw88
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Day 4 of Books that changed my life - I can't really do this challenge without posting this one! 😂😂😂
It led me to discover my ❤ of anything & everything long 18th century & another of the best professors I've ever had. It also introduced me to two of my best friends in the world!

Today I tag anyone who wants to do it!

Joanne1 I remember my father reading this to my siblings and I. One of very few books he shared with us. Another was Gulliver's Travels. Both have a special place in my heart but I haven't read either since this time. 3y
LauraBeth I had to read this my freshman year in college and LOVED it! 3y
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merelybookish
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Instead of heeding his father's sage advice, Robinson sets off on a sea #journey with disastrous results.
An English classic that continues to fascinate me.

#maylovesclassics @sarah83 @Bambolina_81

CrowCAH Based off of a true story! And one of the original early 1700‘s tales! 4y
merelybookish @CrowCAH Yes! Arguably thw first novel. I used to teach it and was always amazed at how relevant it remains. 4y
Bookwomble I'd argue for Malory's Morte D'Arthur to take those laurels (in English, at least). 4y
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Foragingfantasy
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I made a goal to read this book this year. After reading a book, which I can not remember the title of, where one of the characters refers to it religiously.

jenniferw88 I know it! Could it be this one by any chance?! Lol 😂😂😂 4y
Foragingfantasy @jenniferw88 I think you are right! My loan expired half way through that book, I need to finish it too! (edited) 4y
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Paula3
Robinson Caruso | Robinson John Carouse
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Went to a classic car show with the hubby and my 2 boys this morning. I found some goodies ♡♡♡

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tammysue
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#TrivialThursday #GarthRanzz

1. Idk?? Maybe Lisa Gardner telling stories so there‘s no boredom on this deserted island
2. Miranda 🎶
3. Sweet tea

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tournevis
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1️⃣ Jo Walton. She's a hoot and we'd amble together.
2️⃣ None of the bands I like are decent people.
3️⃣ Diet Coke.
#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

AmyG Hahaha #2. I have a favorite or two I wouldn‘t want to actually be with. ;) 4y
Kaye #2. You might have some fun. I wouldn‘t mind hanging out with Lady GaGa and Pink. They might teach me some new fashion tips. I could teach them how to make meat loaf. 4y
tournevis @AmyG I know, right! 4y
tournevis @Kaye The problem with deserted islands is that you can't escape. Do I want to be with a 'not nice' or difficult person for an extended period of time, in a place I cannot leave? Nope. I just can't suspend my disbelief there. Not working. 4y
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GarthRanzz
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#TrivialThursday

Sorry I‘m late with this one. I finally passed out last night and slept for the first time in over a week. Trying to catch up with everyone‘s posts!

1. Stephen King of course. Assuming I make it through all of his works he‘s one I wouldn‘t mind re-reading again and again.
2. Tough decision since I like most types of music but definitely Chris Cornell (RIP) in all of his incarnations.
3. COFFEE (with creamer and Splenda 😊)

AmyG I miss Chris, too. 😪 4y
JoScho Glad you got some sleep 😴💙 4y
GarthRanzz @JoScho Thank you Jody! I was bound to drop sooner or later. 😊 4y
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GarthRanzz @AmyG Every day. He will always be my favourite male vocalist. 4y
AmberWB The day Chris Cornell died, I was heartbroken. I played his music all day while my students did their work. Some of them@even downloaded a few of his songs. 😊 4y
GarthRanzz @AmberWB I put my playlist of his music on for the whole day. I‘ll still stop and listen when one of his songs comes up in regular rotation on my phone. And I‘m glad to see that some of the younger generation have good taste in music. 😊 4y
YouReadMyEyes Great selections for the island 🌴 I cannot tell you how many times I‘ve listened to Cornell‘s Songbook album. One of my favs. Like A Stone is and has been my alarm clock ring tone for years. 4y
GarthRanzz @YouReadMyEyes I love that album! His version of “Billy Jean” is one of the most soulful songs I know. And “You Know My Name” is the best Bond theme ever. I think I‘ll be listening to him all day at work tomorrow. 4y
TricksyTails Oh!! Chris Cornell. A piece of me died that day with him. 💔💔💔 4y
GarthRanzz @TricksyTails Me too. But knowing so many here loved his music as much as I do helps keep that spirit alive. 4y
TricksyTails So true! 🤘♥️ 4y
MoBee 1. John Steinbeck 2. Bruno Mars 3. Top shelf Margaritas on the Rocks 4y
GarthRanzz @MoBee Love Top Shelf Margaritas But I do like mine frozen. 🍹 4y
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amyrohn
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Panpan

Had to read this one for my 18th century lit class and it just wasn't my cup of tea. I wasn't a fan of the writing style and the hyper realism actually made everything seem unrealistic. I'm also so over the whole "stubborn man gets lost at sea and has to survive on his own" trope that this time period really seems to love.

dragondrool I have no desire to try this one. I remember my sister reading it in high school, and not liking it. But it seems to me she had to stick with it because she started it too late to change lanes and pick something else. 4y
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amyrohn
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Last night of spring break, getting some reading done for class tomorrow! #dogsoflitsy 📚🐶

8leagueboot I keep meaning to read this! The butler in Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" is obsessed with "Robinson Crusoe", which always made me want to pick it up haha 4y
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Hester
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I hate this book. It is the only book that has ever made me fall asleep. It was excruciating to read, taking 3 months. This, however, is probably less of a reflection of the book itself and more so a personal failure to adapt to different genres. I don‘t believe there are “bad books”, just specific audiences. This audience being those with insomnia. That being said, I have decided to give it another go.

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JessNevertheless
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My least favorite cover in my collection. I know it‘s supposed to look like a sketch but it just seems half-finished 😕 #badcovers #riotgrams

Heideschrampf I love how overwhelmed he is by his colourfull surroundings, though! 4y
JessNevertheless @Heideschrampf I think I‘d probably appreciate the symbolism better once I read the book haha. It‘s been on my TBR list for ages 4y
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smccallum
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Pickpick

Just scraping a pick for me. I did enjoy the book on the whole but a hit a wall towards the end when I just wanted it to end, oddly my favourite parts of the book were mainly during his complete isolation which had less obvious action than the later stuff. There are also a few moments where you have to remind yourself that cultural norms were very different when this book was written but I still think I‘d say it‘s worth a read ☺️

LauraBeth That cover though! 4y
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