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AshleyHoss820
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Excuse me, but how, HOW, has this book escaped me for this long!? The Sword in the Stone (Book One) is straight whimsy and I love it. While White tends to go off on tangents, I think we can forgive him, since he‘s writing in a post-war world. This sticks fairly close to Malory, but White adds so much more depth to the characters. Fantastic work! #1001Books 165/1,001

MatchlessMarie Thanks for reminding me about this one. I‘m a nerd and made a list of books referenced in Criminal Minds and this was one of them 😁 5h
AshleyHoss820 @MatchlessMarie Well, you‘re welcome!! I may have to re-watch Criminal Minds and make myself that list! One of my favorite shows!! 😊 4h
Susanita I love Criminal Minds! So sad it‘s ending. However, this book landed on my TBR because Prof. Charles Xavier was reading it in one of the movies. 45m
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sprainedbrain
Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Confession: I‘ve never paid much attention to Don Quixote, and assumed it was some epic, stuffy, serious classic. It‘s on the #1001books list so I decided to read it anyway.

Imagine my surprise to find that, while it is epic, it‘s not the least bit stuffy. I‘m laughing a whole lot at the exploits of the knight of the rueful countenance and Sancho and his ass.

Am I doing this wrong, or is it supposed to be absurd and hilarious?

RachelO Hmm. You *almost* make me want to try it! 21h
Currey Yes, it IS supposed to be ridiculous and funny, at the time it was written and today. Like you, I was delightfully surprised. I read it last year. 21h
Chili @sprainedbrain I loved it. The old coot made me laugh my a$$ off (edited) 16h
Daisey So glad this is your response. I keeping thinking I need to attempt it, but I haven‘t yet. 10h
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1001BooksPodcast
Death and the Dervish | Mesa Selminovic, Bogdan Raki?, Stephen M. Dickey
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We are back with a new episode! This book surprised us with its beautiful translated prose and multilayered cross cultural learning opportunities. Give it a listen at #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts #1001books

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Daisey
Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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This book doesn‘t have much plot, simply relating the observations and reflections of the main character. Usually that‘s a style that never feels like it gets anywhere and kind of bores me, but I truly enjoyed this one. I liked the humor and the perspective of the narrator, an unmarried English woman in the 1950s. Yes, her life is simple and sometimes she daydreams of other situations, but she is also generally content.

#audiobook #Hoopla

Daisey I first read about this book in a post by @batsy about #SpinsterLit and added it to my never ending TBR list. Just recently I saw it was also on the #1001books list and downloaded the audio to listen in between some other reads. So glad I did! 1w
rubyslippersreads Between recommendations from you and @batsy I‘ll have to read this. 😊 1w
batsy I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Pym has a wonderful way with her writing. @rubyslippersreads I think this is one that you'll like 🙂 1w
LibrarianRyan I love this book cover 1w
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BarbaraBB
Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
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Bailedbailed

No. Not another adventure novel. After two chapters I have literally thrown it aside. Not for me. #1001books

Cinfhen Torture!!! 3d
Cinfhen Read it in 8th grade and then again with each of my kids 😖 3d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I tried it as a kid too and bailed. Same goes for Robinson Crusoe, Jules Verne and books like that. And now they‘re all on that damned #1001books list 😫🤪 3d
Cinfhen That LIST!!!!! Ugh!!!!! 3d
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vivastory
The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Thanks to @Leftcoastzen for co-hosting in November. I want to thank everyone in the group. Yesterday was yet another great discussion, our group had a lot to talk about & I finished with an even deeper appreciation of Moore's novel.
Up next is Dorothy Hughes' "Expendable Man". I'm looking forward to co-hosting with fellow #1001books reader @Liz_M
I can't wait to see what books you nominate @merelybookish
#NYRBBookClub

Suet624 Just ordered my copy yesterday! The discussion yesterday was 👍👍🤓🤓😍😍 1w
vivastory @Suet624 I'm not going to lie, our discussions are really special. Always respectful, I always come away with new insights & perspectives. They've become one of my favorite bookish moments of the month 1w
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merelybookish Oooh I'm excited! Will try to have selections ready in the next few days. 1w
Leftcoastzen Thanks to you for your coordination of the book club , love all the books, love all the discussions! 1w
GatheringBooks looking forward to the discussion for this one! finished reading it a few weeks back and can‘t wait to read everyone‘s thoughts. 1w
LeahBergen Yesterday‘s discussion was fantastic (as usual). I‘m really looking forward to this one! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
BarbaraBB I really love our discussions and our book choices! I have already read this one but am sure we‘ll have another great discussion about it. 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I don't remember if I asked, but have you read 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I loved it 1w
BarbaraBB You haven‘t asked and I haven‘t read it but I am stacking immediately! 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I thought it was brilliant feminist noir 1w
saresmoore Yes, looking forward to this and I also really appreciated the discussion on Judith! 1w
batsy I love how @Leftcoastzen put it about our discussions, that everyone is empathetic to the human condition ❤️ It's the best. I'm really looking forward to this one; she's been on my list of authors to check out. 1w
youneverarrived It was a great discussion and what a memorable book. I‘m going to order this one in a bit 😁 1w
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BarbaraBB
A Killing in the Hills | Julia Keller
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#WeeklyForecast 49/19

A new month means another bit of Proust and I am reading the marvellous Red At the Bone. I am not sure what to read next. Another #1001books maybe or one of the ultimate ones for #ReadingUSA2019? Or the Korean thriller I just have been looking forward to?

I‘ll keep you posted of course!

I notice now that four of the five books pictured have a silhouette on their cover. What a coincidence!

Cinfhen Pretty photo 🥰lots of good options 1w
batsy I enjoyed The Good Son quite a bit, though enjoy seems the wrong word to use 😅 1w
rmaclean4 Loved Red At The Bone. It is a book that has really stayed with me. 1w
BarbaraBB @rmaclean4 I just finished it and loved it too! 1w
BarbaraBB @batsy I‘m so looking forward to that one! 1w
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sprainedbrain
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I don‘t think there is any praise I can give that hasn‘t already been heaped on this book. Excellently written, powerfully evocative semi-autobiographical essays/stories about young men in the Vietnam war. Heartbreaking and honest and so very good.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

This was also my #SoldiersStory for #Booked2019 🙌🏻

Cinfhen It really is an amazing book. Your review is perfect 👌🏾 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This one is such a gut punch. 👊🏻📚♥️ 1w
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CafeMom
Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“Slave life; freed life-every day was a test and a trial.” Not an easy read. Not what I expected. I was drawn in as the pages turned, sucker-punched many a time. Probably one of the most meaningful books I have read about a terrible time in our country's history. “It ain't my job to know what's worse. It's my job to know what is and to keep them away from what I know is terrible. I did that.” #1001books