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#SinisterArt Day 5
There's something about Blake's art that is perennially relevant to tales of murder. The above painting The Ghost of the Flea is the cover art for the NYRB edition of Hogg's book, while the Oxford World's Classics features one of Blake's Great Red Dragon paintings. Speaking of Red Dragon, there's of course the Harris book & Blake also features in Tokarczuk's Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead.

BarbaraBB I recognized this from the NYRB edition! 2mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB Good memory! Ive always thought it sounded very intriguing. Have you read it? I think it's on the #1001 list 2mo
DaveGreen7777 This was also used as the cover of Bruce Dickinson‘s album “The Chemical Wedding”! 🤘🎶 2mo
BarbaraBB Yes I did but didn‘t like it much. 2mo
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The Hothouse | Wolfgang Koeppen
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March BOTM 2022, a little bit late 🤷🏼‍♀️

#1001 #BOTM #Reading1001 #MarchBOTM

Kristelh Not late, you have 5 days 8mo
Ladygodiva7 @Kristelh thanks Kristel! 8mo
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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust
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My favorite place for reading Proust

EadieB Nice! Looks very comfortable! 9mo
LindaLappin @EadieB it is & quiet too 9mo
EadieB @LindaLappin Are you reading from #1001books to read before you die? I‘ve read about 250 of the books. I enjoyed a good many of them. (edited) 9mo
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LindaLappin @EadieB thanks for your msg. I am new to Litsy - where can I find the #1001 list? Just re-reading a book I loved from senior year French class when we read excerpts from the overture and have turned to periodically for decades. 9mo
EadieB @LindaLappin First of all, welcome to Litsy! You can google “1001 books to read” to find info or use #1001books on Litsy to find people who are reading the books. There is also a list on Goodreads.com or https://www.listchallenges.com/1001-books-you-must-read-2018 and you can check off the books you have read. Don‘t hesitate to tag me if you need anymore help. 9mo
truthinfiction Welcome to litsy, Linda! It's a warm community. You will love it here. 😃❤️ 9mo
TheSpineView @LindaLappin Welcome to Litsy! 💖🤩📖📘 9mo
TheSpineView @EadieB Thanks for Tagging me!🧡🏷 9mo
EadieB @TheSpineView You're welcome!
LindaLappin @EadieB just learning about the list now, thank you
LindaLappin @EadieB thank you. It's good to know. 9mo
LindaLappin @truthinfiction 🌹 🙏 😁 9mo
LindaLappin @TheSpineView thank you! 9mo
EadieB @LindaLappin You're welcome! Enjoy your reading! 9mo
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Turn of the Screw | Henry Jr. James
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A good creepy haunted-house story. However, I was a little disappointed given that this is such a well-known classic and a #1001 book.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

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BookwormM Just about to start this one 10mo
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The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
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This book from the #1001 list follows a “whisky priest“ in Mexico as he runs from persecution. The story is both sad and moving, as the priest struggles with his own conscience and reflects upon his religion and faith.

Finished my 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary and it's also my #BookSpin book for this month!
@Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
myellenbee Such a good book! 10mo
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Zorba the Greek | Nikos Kazantzakis, Carl Wildman
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Book 42 of 2021.

#1001 #BOTM #Reading1001

BookwormM Still waiting for my library hold 13mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Me and Toni Morrison, we‘ve never been a good match. I know it‘s an unpopular opinion but this was the fourth of her books I tried and again it didn‘t work. Beloved asks too much from me. I can‘t seem to follow along and all time jumping and magical realism feels forced to me. Maybe some other time… #1001books

EvieBee She‘s not for me, either lol! 13mo
BarbaraBB @EvieBee I am honestly glad to hear that. She is such an important writer, I feel like I should love her 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 13mo
EvieBee In high school, I was in an advanced English class that didn‘t really exist. My teacher would just give me books to read and I would. Fell in love with Hardy, Austen, the Brontes and others but not Morrison. Couldn‘t do it, lol! 13mo
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vivastory It's interesting what writers we connect with. Song of Solomon floored me. It's one of my favorites of all time. Yet it's the only Morrison I've read 😬 13mo
vivastory In #1001 news, did you see a new edition is being released? 13mo
Leftcoastzen Did you ever try 13mo
AnneCecilie I‘m so happy I‘m not the only one who doesn‘t love her. I‘ve read three of her books. 13mo
vlwelser I hated this particular book. You are not alone. 13mo
IndoorDame I‘ve always had the same opinion. She‘s so iconic that I feel like I should try again, and it has been a while since I read one of hers, but I don‘t exactly have high hopes…🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
TheLudicReader You are not alone. 13mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I read that one a long time ago and don‘t remember much. And I did hear good things about The Bluest Eye indeed @Leftcoastzen , so maybe I should give her one more try! 13mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I didn‘t know about the new edition! Did you, @Liz_M ? I‘ll check it out immediately! 13mo
BarbaraBB @TheLudicReader @IndoorDame @vlwelser @EvieBee @AnneCecilie I hardly dared admit it but now I know I am in good company! 🤍 13mo
Ruthiella I love Morrison but there are plenty of other lauded authors who just aren‘t for me. Personally I find it kind of freeing, because accepting this removes a number of books from my TBR list! 😅 13mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella Names please 😃 13mo
Graywacke I think four books counts as a solid effort. I‘m a huge Morrison fan, but if she‘s not working for you, forget her. Self torture not required. This one, by the way, is really confusing. I think i knew the plot going in…and I think that helped me a lot. 13mo
Ruthiella Off the top of my head: D. H. Lawrence and Isabelle Allende. I‘ve read 3 books from each. Not my cup of tea! 13mo
BarbaraBB @Graywacke It is so confusing indeed and it makes me impatient and irritated. That‘s my state of mind at the moment, I realize, so I keep in mind that people like you are fan of her and might try again when I feel calmer. 13mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 😃 I stopped reading both of them too after reading 3 books by each but I did like the ones I read. It was enough though! 13mo
CarolynM I admired this book more than liking it. It didn't make me want to read more of her work. I'm with @Ruthiella on Lawrence and Allende - both too weird (in their own ways) for me. I would add Gabriel Garcia Marquez to the list too. 13mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM @Ruthiella I was thinking of him too. I wouldn‘t read him anymore but read a lot of his books. What about Kundera, Roth or even McEwan? Sometimes it‘s just enough. 13mo
Reggie I‘ve only read 2 of hers but have loved them so much. She has paragraphs that come back to me at times. Also, @Ruthiella and @CarolynM I think Lawrence is the only author I dnf‘ed after 275 pages, I think it was The Rainbow and I just felt like the main character walked from the house to the gate in that time. Lol 13mo
BarbaraBB @Reggie That is one I still “need” to read because it‘s on the list of #1001books… there are 5 of him on there 😱 13mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I can‘t find the news about the new edition… do you remember where you read it? 13mo
Cinfhen Same 🤫🙁 13mo
Ruthiella @Reggie @CarolynM @BarbaraBB OMG, that‘s totally what drives me bananas about D. H. Lawrence, all the description. He spends so much time trying to capture the inner life of his characters... 13mo
Centique @CarolynM @Ruthiella @Reggie it‘s funny because those weird ones are my favourites! Love a little unreality creeping in. But I agree there‘s always an author or two that you just don‘t gel with. For me it‘s Jodi Picoult. 🙄 I also haven‘t got to grips with Joyce or Dostoevsky yet. But I‘m hopeful 🤞Reggie your comment about Lawrence is hilarious. I want to read that now just to experience that myself! 🤣 13mo
Ruthiella @Centique One of my good friend IRL who also reads loves Lawrence. There‘s no accounting for taste! 😜 I‘ve only read one Picoult book and found it so so. To many contrived metaphors and maybe a little heavy handed... 13mo
Reggie @Centique Lol I was in my teens so you have to take that into account. I think about trying him again just to see if I would think differently but I can‘t bring myself to do it. Also, I‘ve only read 2 by Picoult and she always picks up the hot topics of the moment and gives you the all around view. One was about a shooting at school and the other was about abortion which I loved because of some of the characters in there. 13mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M Thanks! And good luck with those busy times at work. Happy these times are back for the arts 🤍🤍 13mo
BarbaraBB @Centique I have read one Picoult and enjoyed it but I‘ve never felt tempted to pick up another. I do love Dostoevsky though. Joyce always goes way over my head 😃 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
BarbaraBB Lots of #readingasia there! And #1001 of course! 1y
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Of course! 😁 1y
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