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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch: A Novel | Donna Tartt
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book ReviewTheo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
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RaeLovesToRead
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Anyone else planning on doing the PopSugar reading challenge 2020? I've waded through many boxes of books and started compiling my list TBR for it ❤
I can't remember being this excited for a reading challenge before!!!

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merelybookish
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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This books begins with an explosion at MOMA, a dead mother, and the disappearance of a Dutch #masterpiece. The next 100,000 pages (give or take 😏) explore the aftermath of those events on Theo.
I liked this book but would have liked it better if some pages (like hundreds) had been cut.
Anyone see the movie? I'm guessing it was long.
@cinfhen #MOvember

Bookzombie Lol about the page count! 😂😂 3d
Cinfhen Hahahahaha! Is the movie out?? Missed that, I guess. I agree....book was wayyyyyy too long. But it does remain memorable ☺️ 3d
erzascarletbookgasm 😆 I still haven‘t read it. I take it‘s long winded! 3d
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VioletBramble I saw the movie. It was just slightly longer than usual movie time. They left out a lot of the Vegas stuff. I liked it. The kids did a great job portraying young Theo and Boris. 3d
merelybookish @Cinfhen Agreed. I do recall specific scenes and I think Tartt can write a killer sentence. 3d
merelybookish @Bookzombie @erzascarletbookgasm It's a good novel. Especially if you like'em long. 😜 3d
merelybookish @VioletBramble Good to know! I remember finding certain sections particularly interminable such as the time spent in Las Vegas suburbia. 3d
LibrarianRyan I saw the movie but never read the book (I knew it wasn't going to be my thing). It was LONGGGGG. Or it felt long (like 100,000 pages). And a bit boring. Was glad i didn't actually pay to see the movie. 3d
ljuliel I haven‘t read this ( couldn‘t get into it when I first tried and haven‘t tried again). I hear the same comments from everyone about the LV section of the book. It must be everyone‘s least favorite part. 3d
merelybookish @LibrarianRyan Somehow I'm not surprised! 😛 3d
merelybookish @ljuliel Yeah, arguably the main character feels stuck so the experience of reading about it conveys that feeling well. Still...way.too.long 3d
cathipink The book is in my top 3 🙂 haven't seen the movie yet but I will (I've heard it's terrible so I'm scared). The Amsterdam part is what felt long to me 🤣 it takes all kinds, right? 3d
britt_brooke I loved this book, but yeah, it definitely could‘ve lost a few pages. I‘m not keen on seeing the movie. (edited) 3d
merelybookish @cathipink Is Amsterdam where Theo holes up in a hotel room for YEARS?! Because yes, that felt long too! 😆 3d
merelybookish @britt_brooke I don't have any desire either. It has that earnest book adaptation quality that is inevitably disappointing. 3d
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veritysalter
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#GratefulReads - Day Eighteen - #BeenOnTbrTooLong I keep meaning to start, but something else always comes up.

erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr too! 5d
Bookwormjillk I never got to this one either 5d
OriginalCyn620 I have to admit I did not care for this one at all. But many people loved it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t like it either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4d
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Brooke_H
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Bus book #1 complete! It only took me around 3 months to finish this one. It was worth it. I loved it.

Bklover I loved this one too! 2w
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Brooke_H
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Y‘all. I‘m on a super uncomfortable bus filled with teens for 10 hrs to chaperone a high school band trip to Disneyland! Reading goals (if my back pain doesn‘t make me pass out 😝): 1: The Goldfinch 2: Stumptown Vol 1 3: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat 4: Different Seasons. Only about 200 pgs left on Goldfinch, so maybe?

ljuliel No offense intended but if I were stuck on a bus full of teens for 10 hours , my goal would be to get off at the first Rest Stop and make a run for it. 😱 2w
Kimberlone Omg that is so long to be on a school bus! With screaming teenagers too! 2w
Brooke_H @ljuliel 🤣 I know! 2w
ImperfectCJ *cringe* I like teens a lot, but close quarters for that long would be a challenge. I got my husband to chaperone the Disneyland trip---and we're only two hours away. 2w
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natalieebloom
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Finally made it through this book! To be honest, it wasn‘t as difficult as I thought - even at 760+ pages, I found most of the story to be engaging and interesting. The writing was beautiful, describing a tragic yet also hopeful storyline. One downside is that I am feeling a little stuck at the end, wondering what “big picture” idea Tartt wanted me to get out of it. All in all, this is definitely a book that I will be thinking about for a while.

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Princess-Kingofkings
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#LitsyLove from @Rissreads ~ tagged book is one of her favorites 💌

Rissreads Have you read it? 4w
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EmMcKee
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"Who knew, or cared, the names of the Turks who had ordered the destruction of the Buddha's at Bamiyan? Yet living or dead: their acts stood. It was the worst kind of immortality. Intentionally or no: I had extinguished a light at the heart of the world."

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lilpumpkin2.0
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October 18, 2019 Hey everyone! Dont stress! I have been gone for a little bit because days have gotten busy and ya know life gets bussyyyy... Anyway I have been reading the book BUT took a break. I hope to continue reading. Sad thing is that the movie for the Goldfinch got low ratings. I personally want to see the movie but I NEED TO READ THE BOOK FIRST. No spoilers please. Thank you and enjoy your weekend

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DavidDiamond
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I saw the trailer for the movie and thought I should read the book first (especially since the movie has been panned). Glad I did! At times the prose was a bit too flowery for my taste, but not enough to make me throw the book aside and give up. Enjoyable read, amazing characters & vibrant settings (the sequence in Vegas alone leaps off the page...you can just feel that dry heat!).

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BittersweetBooks
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Beauty alters the grain of reality 🖼

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Amoon
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I read it with no spoilers. Has become one of my favorite books. Epic, coming of age book told through the voice of Theo. Amazing descriptions of life in NY and Las Vegas. Will never forget the wonderful , unique characters Hobie, Pippa, Andy, Mrs Barbour and of course Boris.

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azulaco
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This book was a hard read for me. Any book where a child goes through a badly abnormal childhood is a hard read for me. I keep thinking, “please, someone rescue him.” Same reaction that I had to Running With Scissors and A Little Life. That said, it was a compelling read, and beautifully written, as all Donna Tartt‘s books are. I‘ll be thinking about this one for awhile. Definitely recommend, and I‘ll probably need to reread due to complexity.

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Panpan

First of all, I would love to know what you guys think of the book, movie, or both! The book was a unique one for sure. I loved the opening scene she wrote. It was intense and heart breaking. It was a long read, but they‘re were parts I did not want to put it down. I get why it won the Pulitzer Prize! I wanted to go see the movie, even with the bad reviews. But, it‘s only in select theaters. Hopefully I‘ll get to see it soon!

TheDaysGoBy Can I ask why you panned it? Your comments seem pretty positive. I haven‘t read it but have considered adding it to my TBR 2mo
SamAnne I‘ve considered picking it up. But i‘ve heard it desperately needed more editing. 2mo
BarbaraBB I liked the first half much better than the second. Still I did like it overall. 2mo
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Outofcontroltbr
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I won‘t lie at first the page count of this book seemed a bit much but I kept hearing that I was a great read. It‘s true this book was very good. The writing is absolutely gorgeous and the story itself kept me Turning the page and not noticing how much I was actually getting through. All in all I loved it.

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Gabriel_Aniceto9A

Genre: Literacy Fiction
Date Started: October 3rd 2019
Date Completed:
How did you choose this book: I watched some of the trailers of the movie and did a little more research into the plot and it interested me to the point of wanting to read the actual book.
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved?

1000 pg = 5 Books

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j.irene4
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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This book blew me away. Tartt‘s writing and attention to detail literally breathed life into the characters. I see where some people say it was slow, but to me that was part of this story‘s beauty. I did not want this book to end and it easily has earned it‘s place among my favorites.

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TheFaeWays
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Mehso-so

This book was ok. It wasn't nearly half so good as the Secret History, but it's not a bad story. It just feels too slow and purposeless for the first 3/4 of the book for me to really love it.

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dxmy
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3,5/5 ⭐

I can't really put this rating into words, it just feels right. I loved Theo's fascination with this painting, how Tart wrote about how you can feel so close to a piece of art. Also, all the descriptions about the antiques and how Hobie worked on them, really interested me! Overall, I really quite liked most of the book, though not everything. I would recommend it though!!

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mrsthilkey
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Really excited for this month!!! I also really want The Beautiful....any November spoilers yet?? 🤪🥀

#botm

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Aaronlisa
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I read this between Sept 17 & 29, and gave it 4 ⭐️. It‘s not for everyone and I can see why some people don‘t like it. Theo as a main character was irritating. I liked the other characters. At times, the slow pacing got to me. But in the end, I liked it. Plus I really like Tartt‘s writing.

Cathythoughts I havnt read , but the movie has just come out here .... hoping to get there at the weekend 2mo
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cdreincarnate
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Mehso-so

I almost bailed on this one and probably should have. The writing is certainly beautiful, but it drags down the story by a lot. Tartt is a little too in love with her own writing and would have done well to edit out at least half of it.

rather_be_reading agreed! 2mo
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Litsi
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Bailedbailed

This is the sixth book that I‘ve ever bailed on in my life. In fairness, I did not finish but also in fairness, I‘m not alone in stating that this isn‘t Pulitzer worthy effort. I wrote “false” after many paras that didn‘t fit with what came before. See the Vox review that says that the movie failed because the book is deeply flawed. I‘m sure that is true. This novel has good design but no importance. Not a Pulitzer. Not even a National Book.

Addison_Reads I had to force myself to finish this when I should have just bailed. Kudos to you for not suffering through a book you weren't enjoying. 👍 2mo
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Maude Ouch, but article is accurate. I have to say I like the book ok but I had 0 desire to see the movie, the trailers for it did nothing for me. 2mo
sprainedbrain I haven‘t seen the movie, but this article is spot-on with my feelings on the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Sharpeipup @sprainedbrain I agree that the book was flawed & I was hoping the movie would help me like it more but I haven‘t seen it yet. 2mo
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cathipink My feelings in Goldfinch aside, I don't think many of those theses hold up, apart from 'I didn't like it.' Which is great- books aren't the same for everyone, and I'd hate for everyone to love the same kinds of books - what a boring world it would be. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I never read the book. I knew I wouldn‘t enjoy it. I‘m not a literary fiction person. I did see the movie. It‘s Oscar bait. Super boring and feels twice as long as it is. And while most thing I read about the movie was how great Egbort was, it‘s the kids playing the young character that really holds everything together. 2mo
Aaronlisa I am still reading the book & am a little over halfway through. I think the movie flopped because it‘s not a book that I can see being easily translated from page to screen. It‘s a slow paced novel. I think The Secret History would have made more sense for an adaptation. 2mo
batsy I agree with the article for listing out all the issues I had with it! The "aesthetic hedonism" is what I enjoyed about it but that comes with its own problems, as mentioned. My biggest issue with the book was the cheap sentimentality. I haven't watched the movie but the trailer suggests that the movie amplifies that sentimental gloss. 2mo
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DivineDiana
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Saw the film, and it was well done. It seemed very slow at times, but beautiful cinematography. Glad I was able to finish the book before I saw it!

lynneamch Totally agree! Some slow parts, but really enjoyed it. Some good acting, though not sure about Nicole Kidman's interpretation of her character. 2mo
DivineDiana @lynneamch My husband commented that perhaps I felt it was slow because I had read the book and knew what to expect. Maybe. I love Nicole Kidman, but her interpretation of the character was not exactly as I saw Mrs. Barbour. 2mo
rachelk I loved the book but have stayed away from the movie since the reviews weren‘t so good...maybe I should give it a shot after all? I was interested to see Boris played by Finn Wolfhard. 2mo
DivineDiana @rachelelk He was fantastic! 2mo
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Meghan1
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Amazing!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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lilpumpkin2.0
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September 22, 2019 OMG Props to Donna Tartt. I had no idea of what magic Donna Tartt could do with just words. With words, storytelling and luring somebody into the book. It is too hard to stop reading. The details are so vivid and it is as if you are there looking at what is happening. The story is popping out at you and you cannot figure out where to keep your eyes

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lilpumpkin2.0

September 22, 2019 Wow thanks so much for all the people who liked my last post. It means a lot when I can comfotably share the books I like without being judged. "Never judge a book by its cover". Same as never judge somebody who you dont know until you meet them. Also i appreciate the people who have the same reading interest as me and those who are new followers. The flmore followers the better ya know? Jk idc about the # of followers ?

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Happy I listened to this on audio because I think it would have been a slog to get through it had I read it. Listening to it brought all the intricate descriptions to life. I‘m really looking forward to watch the movie. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019Summer #booktomovie #seasonalreadingchallenge #birdoncover

Cinfhen I read this book when it first came out & I remember thinking, it‘s JUST TOO LONG!!! It was a great book but definitely a slog / how many hours was the audio??? 2mo
throwmeabook @Cinfhen 32 hours 😬 2mo
Cinfhen OMG!!!! That‘s crazzzzzyyyyy 2mo
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lilpumpkin2.0
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September 20,2019 Hello Litsy community!!!! Followers!!! I am back and better. I am sharing another book with you (that you all mostly read already but I just picked up). I decided to bury my head and buy the book in paperback for $20.00 + tax. In total the book was $21.95. I am aware that the book turned into a movie but i doubt i will finish it before that.

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Shuga
Mehso-so

I was not a fan...I so wanted to be but honestly this book completely lost me. I thought it was going one way & then it takes a side trip to Las Vegas and that lost me as well. I know there are some who loved this book but it didn‘t wow me.

Jenken1998 Me either 2mo
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Taylor
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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My second time reading this, and I am blown away by the force of Donna Tartt‘s skill. She is such a giant, writes with so much confidence and command.

Then, on top of the pure storytelling there is that intangible distinctiveness, a specialness contained within the acute prose style, the psychological studies and over-the-top characters, that makes this novel so one-of-a-kind. I think that‘s what makes it kind of a polarizing book, also.

HalPepperc0rn Loved Secret History. Haven't gotten around to Finch yet. 1mo
Taylor @HalPepperc0rn Ha you made it to this strange, remote space called Litsy. Where we just talk about literature and mostly use correct punctuation, even though it‘s just the internet. (edited) 1mo
HalPepperc0rn @Taylor Yes indeed. I haven't posted anything yet or explored the site much but I intend to when I get some time. Thanks for recommending it.
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Taylor @HalPepperc0rn Sure! It‘s kind of dreary around here to be honest, but hopefully you get some use out of it. 1mo
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Karen3
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I finished this one awhile ago and never got around to reviewing it. The story was good, but I feel like it could have been a few hundred pages shorter. I was excited to go see the movie but have been hearing how awful it is. Has anyone seen it? 3.5 🌟

Taylor I just saw it last night and it is, truly, awful. 2mo
Karen3 @Taylor that makes me so sad. 2mo
Taylor @Karen3 ha you‘re telling me, I waited four years for this movie 😂 Some streaming service needs to give it a redo, make it a miniseries. 2mo
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Aaronlisa
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Just started The Goldfinch last night.

01. Sadly, just one. I'm not really well-traveled.
02. Both, I live in British Columbia so I have the best of both worlds - the Pacific Ocean to one side and then the Rockies to the other.
03. It's a toss up between Egypt and London, England.
04. I don't really have a favourite setting to be honest. That said, I'm partial to books either set in magical libraries or the UK.

@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

melissajayne I‘m in Abbotsford. What part of the province are you in? 2mo
Aaronlisa @melissajayne I am in Delta. 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗 2mo
Aaronlisa @Eggs It was fun to do. Thanks for posting it in the first place. 2mo
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Taylor
The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt

Unsettled heart. The fetishism of secrecy. These people understood—as I did—the back alleys of the soul, whispers and shadows, money slipping from hand to hand, the password, the code, the second self, all the hidden consolations that lifted life above the ordinary and made it worth living.

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This film is remarkable! Every film is a work of art, yet this film is Art in the sense that it elevates the medium. All my book club attendees strongly agree. Visually stunning, compellingly acted, movingly plotted, highly emotional. The film remains faithful to the book, the difference is jumping around the narrative arc rather than the book‘s linear presentation. Riveting, well-encapsulated. I can‘t fathom the bad reviews. A Top 5 for me!

Julsmarshall I liked it too! 2mo
Kimberlone I‘d been hearing mixed reviews. Glad to hear that as a book reader you enjoyed it! I still am excited to see the film adaptation 2mo
JacqMac Great review! I‘m looking forward to seeing it. 2mo
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Rachel_nyc So glad to read a positive review especially from a book reader! I wonder if you had to have read it to fully appreciate this film? 2mo
MrBook @Rachel_nyc Hmmm, good question 🤔. Not necessarily, but it definitely helps. All the major plot points are at least touched upon, and many of the main themes are explored. 2mo
MrBook @Julsmarshall 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻!!! @Kimberlone Yeah, I‘m not getting all the criticisms I‘m seeing. For the most part, you can tell that many either didn‘t bother with the “too long” 800-page book or didn‘t respond to it on its own grounds and merits, if that makes sense. For example, with Harper Lee‘s “Watchman” novel, one has to take into account that it‘s (supposedly) a first draft, and it has to be accounted for as a first draft. 2mo
MrBook @JacqMac Thanks! I hope you enjoy it too! 😁 2mo
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Just got to the part where his English class is working on Walden/Thoreau. Didn't like that no when I covered it in college. Still don't like it today. He was not roughing it out in the woods, he was on a friend's private property. Fairly certain all he did was be lazy and reflect

tpixie Is this what the movie is based on ? That‘s coming out? 2mo
essayareayaitch @tpixie yes, the movie is based on this book. Based on what I've listened to do far, I'll not sure it'll make a good movie. The descriptions are what make the book decent, and I don't think the lushness will translate to screen 2mo
tpixie @essayareayaitch thanks for input. I thought the movie was based off this. It would be a good time to get it off my TBR! 2mo
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MrBook
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Time for the movie to start! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Has anyone seen this yet?‘ Want to?!

CafeMom I saw it and enjoyed it. I hope you do too. Let us know what you think. 2mo
JacqMac I want to. I‘ll be awaiting your review. 😊 2mo
MrsMalaprop Going with @rissreads 👏👏👏. 2mo
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Rissreads Yes we are @MrsMalaprop 2 weeks today! 2mo
VioletBramble I saw it today. I liked it. I don‘t know why it‘s getting such bad reviews. 2mo
Taylor I saw it last night. Huge fan of the book. Thought this film was tragically terrible. 2mo
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This morning started with buttered toast, plump strawberries and hot chocolate. Now, I‘m back in bed, a candle flickering merrily in the background and, ‘The Goldfinch‘ by Donna Tartt, cracked open. I‘ve been reading at least 25 pages each day, for a little over a week now. This book has been on my list since its release, but the movie being out this month has finally been the nudge I needed to start.

LeahBergen Lovely photo (as always)! 2mo
catebutler @LeahBergen Thank you, Leah!! 🥰 2mo
britt_brooke Beautiful photo! 2mo
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catebutler @britt_brooke Thank you!! 🧡 2mo
saresmoore What @LeahBergen said! I‘ve been wanting to start this book, too. You are motivating me! 2mo
catebutler @saresmoore Thank you, Sara! ☺️ You should! The movie and fellow readers are what pushed me to pick it up. So glad I did!! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Joining in the love for this photo! 😘 2mo
catebutler @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, sweet friend. 🥰 2mo
Centique I will be interested to see what you think when you finish! I got stuck in the middle section for a bit myself and needed some extra motivation to get through. But I‘m glad I did 😊 2mo
catebutler @Centique I‘ll definitely post a final review! I‘m right in the middle part, and I agree. Sticking to 25 pages a day is definitely helping with this. 2mo
BookBabe I loved this book! It sucked me in so deeply I cried when it ended. 2mo
catebutler @BookBabe It really does! I‘m about half way through and really enjoying it! I‘m hoping to finish it up soon, so I can see the film. 2mo
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Julsmarshall
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Movie time!

Soubhiville Oh cool! Let me know how you liked it! 2mo
Amoon I‘ve heard such bad reviews of the film, but I really like Finn Wolfert and Ansel Elgort - who play Boris Curious - is it really bad? 1mo
Julsmarshall @amoon and @soubhiville I liked it and my husband did too even though he didn‘t read the book or know the story. A lot is left out because of course it was with a book of this length. I thought it was beautiful and atmospheric and, maybe because I loved the story so much, I enjoyed it. Not the best adaptation for sure but gorgeous and, for me, a well spent 2 hours. (edited) 1mo
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CafeMom
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I ❤ this movie. Just finished watching this with my best bookish friend. We really enjoyed the movie and thought it was a good adaptation of the book. They managed to cram quite a bit into the movie. The casting was spot on too. At 2 1/2 hours (plus previews) it is quite the time commitment but we thought it was worth it.

jewright I loved the book! It‘s good to hear the movie is well done. 2mo
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EadieB
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We are the only ones in the theatre for the 11:45 feature of the Goldfinch with reclining heated seats! lol

My daughter gave me these shoes for my birthday!

Ruthiella Nice! Every time I think that is going to happen in a movie theater someone always comes in last minute and sits RIGHT BEHIND ME!😂 2mo
gradcat OH—You must tell me if you enjoyed it, because I am SO looking forward to seeing it!! 🎥 ♥️ Love, love, love the kicks as well—those are my kind of shoes! 👟 ♥️ 😂 2mo
EadieB @gradcat I loved the movie but had to explain some things to my husband as he didn‘t read the book. 2mo
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gradcat @EadieB Well, the book was kind of dense and complicated, so it‘s understandable. I simply cannot wait to go! 2mo
EadieB @gradcat yes! You should not miss it! 2mo
Andrew65 This is a book I keep meaning to read. Plush seats! @EadieB @gradcat (edited) 2mo
gradcat @EadieB Thanks for the tip...I‘m going as soon as I can! 2mo
gradcat @Andrew65 You might want to check with @Crazeedi and a few others (can‘t remember all of them at the moment)...they HATED it! 😂 I hope all goes well for you tomorrow. 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, be pleased when it‘s over! 2mo
CafeMom I loved the movie too! We also saw the 11:45 AM showing. We went to an AMC dine in and had lunch. It was a fun day. 2mo
Crazeedi @gradcat @EadieB I heard it didnt really follow the book, that they changed a lot, is that true? I'm glad you liked it @EadieB and love your shoes! 2mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 you might like the book, I read 2/3of it and just couldn't.... 2mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Yet to try any of her books. 2mo
EadieB @Crazeedi @CafeMom @gradcat @Andrew65 Yes! The plush seats were great! AMC dine-in does sound like fun. I went to theatre like that in Florida while visiting my sister years ago. Tables and chairs in the back of the theatre. Timeline of the movie was changed and things that happened in the art museum were introduced sporadically throughout the film at different times instead of like in the beginning of the book. Was different but not too bad. (edited) 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Good luck with your test tomorrow. Hope all turns out well. We will be thinking of you. Myself and @gradcat. Let us know how things go! 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Will do, as said sooner done the better. And thanks. @gradcat 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes those things are better when they are all over. Annoying especially when they take time away from your reading! 2mo
gradcat @Crazeedi @EadieB @Andrew65 @CafeMom @Ruthiella I don‘t even know if my podunk town has a theater with plush seats—never mind the dine-in option, but I haven‘t been to a movie in quite some time. Do all of you guys have movie theaters with those features? 2mo
gradcat @Andrew65 Hope all is well with you and you‘re comfortably at home by now...let us know + @EadieB 2mo
Ruthiella @gradcat We have recliner seats in most theaters now . Dine in is coming to a mall near me but otherwise no. But I live semi-urban suburban. 2mo
CafeMom @gradcat I live in Los Angeles and our theaters have those fancy seats. I did go to a show with dine in which was nice. 2mo
gradcat @Ruthiella @EadieB @CafeMom Now I guess I‘m going to have to go to the movie just to find out! I‘m also noticing that it‘s getting a bit pricey to go to the show nowadays! Plus, @EadieB —I‘m also noticing that you are always going somewhere—you guys travel a lot! 😂 2mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Most definitely not, mine just has ordinary seats and popcorn (very expensive) 😂 2mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Agree, cinema very expensive - especially when considered prices of owning a copy of films! (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'll be thinking of you too!😘 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I always wait for movie to come on tv but I was too excited about Goldfinch and thought that I could use my gift cards that my daughter must have gave me about 5 years ago. But that didn‘t work out so had to pay cash. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @gradcat @EadieB @Andrew65 I havent been to a theater for years, and never to one with heated recliners and food!! I live in rural PA so I'm not sure the closest theater even has 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Some films you just have to see on the big screen! 2mo
EadieB @Crazeedi Did you read my last email to you? I live on the other side of PA near Philly. 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Shame you haven‘t got to Scotland yet. 2mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi 😘😘😘 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 It was worth it. I think I'll find a theatre where I can use my gift cards because my daughter said I should see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I think it's about the Manson Murders. She thinks Sharon Tate did not die. She said it was a very good movie. 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Slowly Slowly Catchey Monkey. You should consider tying it into Golf. If he enjoys watching golf The Open takes place at St Andrews in July 2021. 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB St Andrews is a beautiful part of Scotland and only a short drive from Edinburgh. Depending on how long you stay you could take in the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Military Tattoo that takes place from early August. (edited) 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes would probably need to go for at least 2 weeks. 2mo
Crazeedi @EadieB omg I think I did, now I have to check. Didn't I respond to it?? Oh I think I'm having a senior moment, 2mo
EadieB @Crazeedi You responded to my first one but not the second. 2mo
Crazeedi @EadieB just responded!!! 🙄💞 2mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 so many of my fave books are set in Scotland, I'd love to visit there 2mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi I love our time in Scotland.. 2mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 you're very fortunate 2mo
EadieB @Crazeedi And I just responded to you. (edited) 2mo
EadieB @Crazeedi I just answered you again. If you ever come to eastern PA again, contact me and maybe we can get together. (edited) 2mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Yeah, but you haven‘t responded to my email that I sent three or four days ago! Just kidding, I know you‘re busy & a bit under the weather. Hope you‘re doing better! ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @EadieB I‘m not getting all of my comments from you guys for some reason...I just came to check on this for the cover crush posts, and here are all these messages! Anyway, we used to do that with my dad—he couldn‘t hear us, so we‘d yell, and then he‘d be mad at us—go figure! I, too, would absolutely love to visit Scotland, and Ireland, and Wales—in fact—especially Wales. Been to England a few times. Maybe I‘ll get to the other places one day! ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @Andrew65 ... or even just renting them ... 🎥 💸 😂 2mo
gradcat Omigosh...this REALLY sounds like my dad...my mother would get so exasperated, so I‘m fairly certain that I understand your frustration. But your husband is so great in other ways, right? And he plays golf as well? My dad did, too, + he got to play at St. Andrews, and he was over the moon about it. That might truly be a great push to get your husband to go. 2mo
gradcat I seriously cannot believe how much he sounds like my dad. Same thing: it was all about him. I don‘t wish to speak ill of the dead—I loved him & I miss him—but you know what I‘m saying. It‘s just very familiar. He didn‘t even take the time to buy us things...no, rather he just gave us money all the time to but the things for ourselves. It‘s not terrible—it just doesn‘t really indicate much care. It seems like you‘d get to know your family better. (edited) 2mo
gradcat @EadieB Again, I know exactly what you mean. It feels really awful to be complaining when someone is only trying to help. My father gave all of us the wherewithal to do what we wanted, but he sometimes fell short in other areas. Family stuff is really a tangled thing—and pulling at the strands always reveals some things that aren‘t so great, alas.... 2mo
gradcat Yes, all us (my brother, my mom & I) did sort of get kind of short with him, and we knew we weren‘t right to do that. And then, you feel this guilt in the pit of your stomach! 2mo
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EadieB
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I am at my beach house in Assateague MD and in 4 more hours I hope to see The Goldfinch movie. Can‘t wait!

Watch Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/NaTB_DApzaE

#TheGoldfinch #DonnaTartt

Hoopiefoot Yay! I live in southern DE & love the chairs in that movie theater. I go there for Met in HD Opera broadcasts in the winter 😀 2mo
EadieB @Hoopiefoot Yes! The chairs are very comfortable. 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m really intrigued by this movie. I just can‘t figure out how they made that whole book into a movie! A miniseries, yes. But a movie? It just doesn‘t seem like enough time. 🤔 2mo
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EadieB @PurpleyPumpkin The movie is 2-1/2 hours long. I think the beginning goes through a lot of introducing things pretty quickly. 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @EadieB Good morning! Just wondering what you thought of the movie? I read so decent reviews. Hope you enjoyed it. 👍🏽 2mo
EadieB @PurpleyPumpkin I think if you read the book, you will enjoy it more. I had to explain some things to my husband as he didn‘t read the book. I did like it alot (edited) 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for your feedback. I‘ll be sure to watch it! 2mo
EadieB @PurpleyPumpkin Great! Enjoy! 2mo
Taylor @PurpleyPumpkin Well, the way they fit it all in was by barely touching on every plot point; so everything is skimmed over and nothing has any emotional impact 🙄 2mo
EadieB @Taylor That is exactly what they did and you are absolutely right. Very keen observation! 2mo
Taylor @EadieB Ha thanks. I adore this book and was really hoping for something decent with this movie; for me it was a huge disappointment. But I‘m hoping some streaming service will get the rights and do it properly. 2mo
EadieB @Taylor it‘s just that the book is 800 pgs and the movie would have to be very long to do it right and are people willing to sit that long if they haven‘t read the book. 2mo
Taylor @EadieB Yeah. But if they had made it two movies or made it a tv show it could‘ve worked well. There is so much potential, because the story is actually epic. 2mo
EadieB @Taylor Yes That is what they need to do. She is definitely a very beautiful writer. One of my favorites. I was reading some of your reviews. You have a great way of expressing yourself. You should be a writer too! 2mo
Taylor @EadieB That‘s so nice of you to say. Thank you! ❤️ Actually I am a writer, at taylornapolsky.com—I post the stuff I get published and I‘m working on getting longer works published as well. Also Facebook.com/taylornapolsky; you can click follow there if you want. Sorry to spam your comments here, it‘s just...well no one else is going to promote me, that‘s for sure, ha. 2mo
EadieB @Taylor I'm glad you're not wasting your talent because I was literally blown away by some of your wording in the reviews. 2mo
Taylor @EadieB Thanks again! 2mo
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MoonWitch94
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1️⃣1️⃣: Bucket List ⭐️ This is mine, which is much longer but these are my most desired items. Ps: I took this pic 7 years ago in Grand Teton Nat‘l Park. It‘s one of the best photos I‘ve ever taken. #selfimprovementseptember #selfcareseptember #bucketlist

Kaila-ann Attend a masquerade - it‘s on my list too 😍 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Take me to Ireland with you!!! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome list! 😊 2mo
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MoonWitch94 @Kaila-ann Yes!!!! 💕 2mo
MoonWitch94 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll let you know when we leave 😉 @OriginalCyn620 thanks! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MoonWitch94 awesome!!! Thank you!! 2mo
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vanslibanan
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Any book suggestions? Already down to 9 more books to complete my #goodreadsreadingchallenge2019. I still have lots of new YA in queue. Just not sure which I'll finish next. No particular order in mind. I'm still waiting for Ninth House, The Toll, Regretting You, The Fountains of Silence and The Starless Sea to be released. Will read The Thief since I got Book2. I'll check Goldfinch before the film releases.
#bookwormproblems

VioletBramble I say read Goldfinch before the movie comes out. I listened to the audiobook in July. I loved it even though it was long and depressing. 2mo
jewright I love The Goldfinch! I just read it this summer, and it was amazing. 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve only read RWRB out of these options, but it‘s been a favorite of this yr. it‘s more than just a romance book. 2mo
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Ubookquitous Goldfinch 2mo
vanslibanan i guess will start goldfinch sooner 😬 2mo
vanslibanan only 4 chapters in on RWRB and im just looking forward to see how it ends @Scochrane26 2mo
J.Caesar What is the challenge? 2mo
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Catsandbooks
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Book of the Month has arrived! I knew the Goldfinch was a big book, but I did not realize how big! 😱 That book will be quite the undertaking! 😬😳
#botm

LauraJ It‘s a lot of pages, but so worth it! 2mo
Catsandbooks @LauraJ good to hear! 👍🏼 2mo
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Litsi
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120 pages in. Bothered by a few things that an editor should have picked up. And every now and then there is a rookie mistake embedded in her gorgeous prose. Not feeling Pulitzer yet. Don‘t hate me.

MoonWitch94 I started today & thought the SAME THING! 2mo
Litsi Deeper into it now. The pace is just. So. Slow. 2mo
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essayareayaitch
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Library haul. Not much to look at, but The Goldfinch is 26 discs, so this is going to take a while. But now I can take myself off all the Libby waitlists, and can listen to it uninterrupted (well, gaps aren't any longer than usual)

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sweetpealsd
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First part of my book haul from this weekend. I‘m waiting for the rest to be delivered from Amazon.

MicheleinPhilly Loved The Nickel Boys! It‘s my favorite book so far this year! 2mo
sweetpealsd @MicheleinPhilly I‘m looking forward to reading it! 2mo
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