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Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeWinner of the Booker of BookersSaleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of Indias independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with Indias 1,000 other midnights children, all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts.This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its peoplea brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnights Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
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vivastory
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The Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced late this upcoming week. Pictured are my top 3 in my “wishlist“. I actually had a dream a couple of nights ago that I was in a bookstore & was thrilled to find several Cormac McCarthy books, as there was a shortage due to him having just won the Nobel.

BkClubCare OOOOoooooooooooOOOOHH wow 2mo
vlwelser I give up. Who's the one in purple? 2mo
LeahBergen I like your sort of dream. 😆😆 I have lots of dreams about shopping in a big secondhand bookshop and hitting a motherlode of vintage books that are all right in my wheelhouse. 😆 2mo
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vivastory @vlwelser Ali Smith 2mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Can you imagine?! The search continues...📚📚📚 2mo
vlwelser Thank you. It turns out I had no idea what she looked like. 2mo
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keithmalek
Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie

Most of what matters in life takes place in our absence.

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vivastory
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My letter M
(Statement from Zafar Rushdie)

Graywacke Thanks for posting this. 4mo
vivastory @Graywacke I'm relieved that he has pulled through. Fri afternoon it was so uncertain 4mo
Graywacke @vivastory yeah. Still deeply upsetting, but I‘m glad he will survive and hopefully have a chance to speak about it. 4mo
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wanderinglynn Oh, I‘m so glad to hear this. Thanks for posting. 4mo
Dragon Thanks for posting this. I was very worried- glad he will pull through . 4mo
Megabooks Glad to hear he‘s off the ventilator! 4mo
quietjenn Thanks for posting. I hadn't seen any updates since Friday night. 4mo
BarbaraBB What a brave letter. Only thanking people not condemning. Just the love not the anger. 4mo
batsy It's lovely to hear he's off the ventilator and pulling through. It's still so upsetting to think about those life-changing injuries. 4mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I completely agree. I know that pundits will be using the attack to advance their own xenophobic agendas. Rushdie was against all ideologies, regardless of the origin. 4mo
vivastory @batsy I agree. I am hoping that it is more rumors than truth. I will say that my 20 years in the medical field is that there is so much uncertainty the first day or so of a medical crisis, that it's always best to give it a few days before you can really get a clear picture. What worries me though is that some of the statements about the extent of the injuries are coming from his agent. 4mo
batsy @vivastory Yes, you're right. Things can change so fast and an early prognosis could transform into something different. Here's hoping for continued improvement and better news 🤞🏾 3mo
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BarbaraBB
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#AlphabetGame Letter M

I wanted to use Migrations but today‘s news changed that. Please be well Mr Salman Rushdie, and be able again to use your right of freedom of speech to keep writing some of the best books I ever read, like this one. 🙏

Graywacke I saw a story. Scary. 🤞❤️‍🩹 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😢🙏🏻 4mo
vivastory This is going to be my M as well. I was on a phone call when I saw the news & I was so stunned I literally hung up on the person. I'm hoping that he pulls through 4mo
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BarbaraBB @vivastory I was stunned too. The man has been dealing with the fatwa and its aftermath for 30 years and now this? I so hope he‘ll make it. 4mo
CarolynM 😢🤞❤️ 4mo
TrishB Looks like he‘ll pull through but with life changing injuries 😢 it really is horrific. 4mo
Sapphire My heart and prayers are with him. Midnights Children is also one of my all time favorites. I heard him speak at the National Cathedral in DC in 2019 at. pen/Faulkner event. He was amazing. Security was discreet but intense. I was surprised then at such a public gathering. 4mo
batsy Just feeling so disturbed and sad thinking about it and hearing about the severity of his injuries. That he evaded threats for so long and at 75? So cruel. 4mo
Onioons Great pick any day but very especially today 🧡 4mo
Megabooks This was absolutely horrific. I haven‘t checked the news since last night, but I hope he pulls through. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is awful 💔💔 4mo
lele1432 I really hope he‘s going to be okay. 😞😞 4mo
BookwormM Totally agree this is also my favourite Rushdie 4mo
Suet624 I was rattled for days when this happened. Just horrible. 3mo
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KristiAhlers
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For the decade 1971-82 I selected this title for the #bigjubileereadinglist. This book represents England/India. Although this was hard to understand at times (writing style) it was still a solid read and I fully understand why it was included on this list. I‘m also glad I took the time to read it. #travelthroughbooks #india

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ONH
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“It is the privilege and the curse of midnight‘s children to be both masters and victims of their times…”

Holy moly, THIS BOOK. One of my all-time favorites. It felt like Rushdie took a John Irving family saga plus mysticism and raised the bar. He intwined the protagonist‘s life and complicated relationships with the history of India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh in the 20th cen and added dense prose and powerful irony. *chef‘s kiss* 🤌🏼

KCofKaysville @ONH On my list 14mo
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Tamra
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I love it when used books arrive with previous readers‘ bookmarks. It feels a bit like traveling. 😁

Mollyanna Agreed. Once I found a boarding pass the previous reader. It really felt like traveling. It‘s like a mini-treasure. 2y
cathysaid Me too! So fun. I found the top of a restaurant ticket someone used as a bookmark. Researched and it was a DisneyWorld restaurant from the 70‘s. 2y
Soubhiville Yes agreed! I live finding things in used books 😊 2y
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Suet624 I love that too. 2y
LeahBergen I remember The Book Company. 💖 2y
Tanisha_A Definitely! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely 💫💫💫 2y
authorjthill Same! I also love finding notes of previous owners in used copies. There's a strange pleasure in used books like following the footsteps of another's journey. 2y
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WormForWords
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Mehso-so

I struggled with this one. It is a longer read than you first expect due to small text. It is very slow, the narrator going back and forth so much I found myself getting frustrated. It is very detail heavy, which I usually don‘t mind, however, I didn‘t quite find that it worked in this novel for me. So much goes on in this book that it scattered my brain a bit. I have, however, only heard great things from others who read this book!

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TheEllieMo
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1. Tagged.

2. Yes, though far too few!! Rushdie and Annapara this year, need to add a few more!

3. Yes, many times, I love Indian food. My Dad still likes to cook a curry, it reminds him of his childhood in India (he was born there and came to the UK aged 12 a year after Partition).

#IndianIndependenceDay @Blackink_WhitePaper

Blackink_WhitePaper Wow 🤩 great ... a big namaste 🙏 for your dad😊 thanks for playing 💐 2y
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MoonWitch94
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Happy #IndianIndependenceDay India 🇮🇳

1. 📚 2. Yes, I have. I took an Indian Literature course in college & it‘s was my first exposure to Indian authors & history. I‘ve continued to read Indian authors ever since.
3. Oh my, yes! I adore Indian food! It‘s one of my favorite types of food. I‘m fortunate to live by several great places.

🇮🇳 Wanna play @wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle @Sharpeipup

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag ☺️ 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper Wow 🤩 Your answer to 2 🙌🏻🙌🏻👍 thanks for playing 💐 2y
MoonWitch94 @Blackink_WhitePaper It was honestly one of my most favorite courses in college. My professor was fantastic & although it was a literature class, she also gave us a better understanding of India & it‘s many cultures. We joked she should rename her course “A Taste of India with Dr. Mitra” 😂 💜 2y
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MoonWitch94 @wanderinglynn Of course 😘 2y
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2y
DebinHawaii I forgot to thank you for the tag here too! That class sounds like one I would love! 😍 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper @MoonWitch94 that‘s amazing 😊🥰 2y
MoonWitch94 @Librarybelle @DebinHawaii You‘re welcome 🖤 2y
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Cenuel
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Finally got around to reading a book by Rushdie after years on my radar. The great fantastic awesome Saleem, who expects to be the most excellent individual of all time, is the twin of India... his problem is that his twin sister is bigger than he is. India calls the shots and Saleem is late to realize he is just a follower rather than leader of history. I loved his narrative tone, anticipating future events and wryly commenting on current ones.

Cenuel My edition‘s introduction notes that he removed one line which Gandhi felt was derogatory towards her. I would be very interested to know where the line was originally placed. 2y
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vivastory
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📚 Midnight's Children
🖋 Alberto Manguel
🎬 Memento AND Monty Python
🎺Miles Davis AND Modest Mouse
🎶 Maybe Sparrow (Neko Case) AND Mistaken for Strangers (The National)
#ManicMonday #LetterM @JoScho

sprainedbrain Gosh I love Neko Case. 2y
vivastory @sprainedbrain Fox Confessor is easily one of my favorite albums of the past 20 years 2y
sprainedbrain @vivastory love that one, and Middle Cyclone. She‘s also one of the best live shows I‘ve seen. 2y
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vivastory @sprainedbrain I completely agree. I'd gladly see her live again. 2y
JoScho Love me some Modest Mouse. Thanks for playing ♥️ 2y
Suet624 I remember when Neko played for change in Burlington Vermont. (edited) 2y
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Shaleen
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This book will take you on an arduous journey.Midnight‘s Children has an extremely dramatic plot nothing short of a Bollywood film but what makes it so special is that the story is a perfect blend of magic, history, humour and tragedy. It deals with very complex emotions & exposes the reader to various nuances of human behaviour.

P.S a heads up for everyone-this book will drain your life force. I am not kidding guys 🙈 it‘s an exhausting read.

BookwormM I loved it 2y
quietjenn I loved this book, but it's been ages since I read it. I should probably revisit. 2y
Shaleen @BookwormM Yeah me too😁 2y
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Shaleen @quietjenn I too loved it and I think it will get better with another read😊 2y
Cenuel I am 4/5ths through this book and find the narrator to be hilarious. 2y
Shaleen @Cenuel I agree. I would really like to know your views about the book once you are done. 2y
Cenuel @Shaleen will do! 2y
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Shaleen
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Currently reading this gem of magical realism. The tone of the book is self reflexive and the story is deeply connected to actual historical events of 20th century India. Midnight‘s Children is not exactly a tough read but just like One Hundred Years of Solitude it‘s a slow one.

BookwormM Loved this 2y
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thevagabondlawyer
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I have mixed feelings towards this book: The obtuse, overly-descriptive writing style is cumbersome but the vastness of the story and the intricate multi-generational family saga paralleled to the infamous and turbulent modern history of India - - just unbelievable. Midnight's Children, whilst depicts a spectacle so immense, still resonates the basic values we have been fighting up to this day: optimism, freedom, hope, and self-determination. 👏

Desha I have this on my TBR...looking forward to reading it! 💛 2y
thevagabondlawyer @Desha book epic in scale 👏 2y
Desha Yes! I‘ve got an accompanying book analysis to go with it...I think it might help, especially with the magical realism. 💡👏🏻 2y
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thevagabondlawyer @Desha oh nice, where did you get a copy of that analysis? 2y
Desha It was actually on Amazon of all places! I also got an analysis of Infinite Jest on Amazon. 👍🏻 2y
thevagabondlawyer @Desha oh wow Infinite Jest, I have a copy but that book is really intimidating 😅 2y
Desha Lol yes I made it about 100 pages in...we had a buddy read here on Litsy a while ago. If you look down my feed a ways you can see all my preparations and the notes covering the pages. I had to have a companion journal to take notes in!! 😂 2y
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TheEllieMo
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As seems to be the case with all Rushdie‘s novels (the ones I‘ve read anyway), this is a very long one with sections that make you think you should just give up and read something else, but then you come across a moment of brilliance and want to carry on.

#Midnight #MagicalMay @Eggs

Eggs Sounds intriguing👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Messiejessie
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Mehso-so

This was hard work, but I DID IT! 🤟 I feel like I‘ve run a marathon 😅

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Readerann
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Pickpick

This one took me a while, but it was totally worth it. Rushdie is a master at his craft. #1001books

LauraBrook Hi friend! Are you doing Dewey‘s tomorrow? 3y
Readerann @LauraBrook Absolutely! So happy to see you are as well! ❤️ 3y
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mklong
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#7Days7Books

Day 2: My first Rushdie and still my favorite. He was the first Serious Author who I loved

vivastory Excellent choice 👍 3y
LeahBergen My favourite of his, as well! 3y
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Billypar
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#7days7books
Day 5
Seven books that made a deep impression and changed me.

@merelybookish feel like joining in?

Heideschrampf Looks like you made an impression on that editon too 🙈😂 3y
LeahBergen One of my favourites, too! 3y
Billypar @Heideschrampf A deep and lasting impression, yes 😁 3y
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Billypar @LeahBergen Yeah, I love it: it's such a head trip! 3y
Croissonter A great book to leave a lasting impression; each time you read it, it says something new 3y
merelybookish Sure thanks for the tag! And Midnight Children kind of blew my mind when I read it. 🤯 3y
Billypar @Croissonter I wish I reread books more often, but if I did, this one would be high on my list: so much to appreciate on every page. 3y
Billypar @merelybookish Yeah, that was my reaction as well! 3y
vivastory Great minds 😉 3y
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vivastory
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#7Days7Books Day 2
A book that has deeply impacted you.
@BarbaraBB @LeahBergen

Leftcoastzen Need to read this! 3y
vivastory @Leftcoastzen It's my favorite Rushdie. I definitely plan on reading all of his books at some point. 3y
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorites! ❤️ 3y
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BarbaraBB Great choice. I chose a Salman Rushdie too 💚 3y
vivastory @BarbaraBB I love your choice. Read it twice. 3y
LeahBergen Oh, yes! This is a huge book for me, too. ❤️ 3y
Billypar Ha- I did not even see this before I posted the same. It's an experience reading this one! 3y
vivastory @LeahBergen I think I'll be due for a reread of it soon 📚 3y
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Readerann
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It‘s 11:30 a.m and I haven‘t bothered to get dressed yet - just enjoying being lazy with my book. 12-hour check-in for #StayHome24in48: 2 hrs, 10 min

BookwormM I loved this book 3y
Readerann @BookwormM It‘s very good, but maybe not the best choice for a readathon. I‘m not exactly flying through it! 3y
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Readerann
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“...we must live like those Britishers? You‘ve looked in the bathrooms? No water near the pot. I never believed, but it‘s true, my God, they wipe their bottoms with paper only!”
Wait! You mean toilet paper isn‘t one of the essential ingredients of life? Like...food, water, and air?!

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WriterAtHeart
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The Booker of Bookers Awards, "Midnight's Children" was an interesting postcolonial tale about the life of India after the British left and the children born on the midnight hour of that fateful day. Though I read this for my current grad. class, I am glad to have gotten a chance to read this novel and reccommend it to others.

NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorites 💖 3y
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WriterAtHeart
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BeansPage I like Jennifer Donnelly so I'm going to go with These Shallow Graves 3y
Melismatic Ooh I haven‘t read anything by any of these authors so I‘m of no help! Lol - is go Graves or Beastkeeper but any sounds great! (edited) 3y
bibliobard Trevor Noah or Midnight Children 3y
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blank I almost picked Born A Crime for my choice, so I vote that one! 3y
Julie548 Born a Crime or These Shallow Graves - both are on my TBR list. (edited) 3y
jessinikkip These shallow Graves 3y
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Debdeb
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Bailedbailed

Really struggled with this, listening on audible and couldn‘t keep track of what was going on, have been advised due to the complicated story it‘s best to read in paper-form so will do that another time ... story sounds intriguing

BookNAround I really liked this one but I did read a physical copy. 3y
TheEllieMo I read a physical copy along with the audio, definitely made it easier to follow. I‘m glad I read it but I do always feel like Rushdie is trying to flaunt what he perceives as a superior intellect! 3y
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Rouge
Les enfants de minuit | Salman Rushdie
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Un bijoux! A lire et à relire...

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hello & Welcome 🎃📚🎃 3y
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TheEllieMo
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Mehso-so

There is a Goodreads review of this book that compares reading it to walking through molasses - sometimes you stop to reflect on the sweetness of the language or phrasing, but mostly it‘s hard work. And that‘s a good summary. There is an excellent 350-page book here. Unfortunately, it‘s published at 647 pages. Still, I timed it nicely (though accidentally) to coincide with a talk at Gloucester History Festival on Partition.

Lcsmcat 🤣 love this review! 3y
CarolynM Totally agree with you about this one. 3y
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TheEllieMo
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1. Midnight‘s Children by Salman Rushdie. First time of reading anything by him; I was looking for books about Partition

2. Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 by Max Hastings, looks like a good balance of celebration of what the aircrews‘ bravery against recognition of the immense human cost.

3. It‘s been sunny and mild but turned chilly now the sun has gone down.

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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jen_the_scribe
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this one, an award winning novel. But I just could not get into it. I got almost halfway and it became a painstaking read, to be honest. I found most of the characters unlikable and couldn't relate to any of them. And despite how far I got, I'm not sure what the plot was aiming for. Plus, I did not like the way he put several words together like "whatsitsname," and that's just one example.

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mydearwatson
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 3y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 3y
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jen_the_scribe

...desperate for affection, deprived of it by my overpowering shadow, she had a tendency to turn upon anyone who gave her what she wanted, as if defending herself against the possibility of being tricked.

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jen_the_scribe
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Has anyone heard of Book Beau? These are sleeves to protect your books inside your bags/purses. They have so many cute designs and several sizes. I think I'll eventually get one in every size. This is the indie size and seemed the most practical for my first one.

Schnoebs I have 4 in their xl large size and I use them all the time!!! 3y
jen_the_scribe @Schnoebs Ooo! That's awesome, I can't wait to get more lol 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m a little obsessed with these! 3y
jen_the_scribe @erzascarletbookgasm I love mine so far! 3y
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jen_the_scribe
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Lazy Sunday with my sweet girl, Luna, and the tagged book. My kind of Sunday. 😊 #dogsoflitsy

Spillmrj A book and a dog - all you need to relax 3y
jen_the_scribe @Spillmrj The perfect setup! 3y
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jen_the_scribe

If I seem a little bizarre, remember the wild profusion of my inheritance... perhaps, if one wishes to remain an individual in the midst of the teeming multitudes, one must make oneself grotesque.

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jen_the_scribe

To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.

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A breakfast smoothie and some Midnight's Children for today in #BFCr2 I feel like I'm making up for the slow start earlier in the week. I'm feeling good. #FitWizards

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @Lova @Peddler410 @RainyDayReading @Mynameisacolour @audraelizabeth @thereadingunicorn

wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 3y
Emilymdxn Great pic and great book! 3y
audraelizabeth Love your bookmark 3y
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jen_the_scribe @audraelizabeth Thanks! I got it at Barnes & Noble 😊 3y
Clwojick Way to go! 💪🏻 3y
jen_the_scribe @Clwojick Thanks captain! 😉 lol 3y
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jen_the_scribe
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I'm having a bit of a slow start for #BFCR2 because my family and best friend are in town. At least I got to do some reading on the beach as a result. They leave tomorrow and then it's time to really get serious. #FitWizards

RainyDayReading I‘ve had a slow start too. Family events and such just throw everything off haha. Hoping to truly “start” and get on track tomorrow. Good thing this challenge is pretty low key! 3y
jen_the_scribe @RainyDayReading Lol yep family events do throw everything off. I'm not feeling pressured but actually excited to get started though 😊 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3y
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 3y
jen_the_scribe @Eggs Thank you! 3y
JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy! 😊 3y
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jen_the_scribe
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My kids are at day camp, and it's the perfect opportunity for some coffee and reading in a cozy little coffee shop. 😋☕📚❤

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jen_the_scribe

At times pretentious and other times grotesque, this is unlike anything I've ever read before. It flashes backwards and to the present setting many times, which would normally unsettle me, but so far it is pleasant and entertaining. The transitions flow smoothly and I'm excited to read more.

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nehawadhwa
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Shopping days!!📚
Who loves the clearance section at Half Price Books? 🙋 🐷

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 4y
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IuliaC
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Not really my style, but nevertheless original and ludic manner of telling the story

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nudibranch
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Bailedbailed

I'm sorry, I can't, this voice is driving me crazy!!

BookwormM That‘s a shame I loved this book but if it doesn‘t speak to you you can‘t force it 4y
CarolynM I read this for my book group some years ago. Some of it was interesting but overall I wasn't a fan either 4y
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nudibranch
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Next up: Midnight's Children. Taking my third crack at this book, nearly a decade after my second bail. In the intervening years, I finally branched out from reading nothing but Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. 🤪 Hopefully I now have a broad enough literary perspective to appreciate what Rushdie brings to the table.

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Emilymdxn
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I wasn‘t sure about this to begin with but it turned out to be exactly as good as everyone said! Very odd, very intricately structured and not like anything else I‘ve read at all. I feel like I‘d need to study it or think about it a lot to get beyond the tip of the iceberg of what was going on here, but I definitely loved it!

BookwormM Yay another lover 💕💕 4y
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Emilymdxn
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Held up on my commute (again) and getting through some Midnight‘s Children. I wasn‘t sure about it to begin with but I‘ve been getting keener and keener on it as it progresses. It‘s the kind of very intricate book I‘d love to write an essay about or read criticism of.

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Emilymdxn
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Happy Monday morning all!

I‘m really enjoying Midnight‘s Children so far - but I‘m a bit annoyed with myself for ending up reading 2 very long, complex novels at the same time (this on audio plus Killing Commendatore on kindle). I‘m ploughing ahead quite well with both but it‘s easy to feel bogged down and bewildered by both.

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Emilymdxn
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Midnights Children on audio and Killing Commendatore on kindle - I didn‘t intend to do two deep chunksters at once so I‘m a little bogged down
2. Black coffee probably, I‘m boring!
3. Black coffee - living my dreams

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 4y
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