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Daisey
Decline and Fall | Evelyn Waugh
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I‘m enjoying some quiet with a book and an iced coffee in the hammock this morning. I‘ve barely made any time to read this book this month, so I‘m trying to make a bit of progress.

#1001books #HammockReading #BooksOnTheFarm

Tamra 😍 Bucolic heaven 4d
Daisey @Tamra It was pretty much a perfect morning! 3d
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

This is a tough book for me to review, and I‘ve actually waited a few days thinking about it. It has some really interesting aspects in the way it‘s told by the son of a couple who were convicted and executed for conspiring to steal secrets for Russia. Yet, it was also complicated to follow as it jumped back and forth in time. Additionally, I wanted more of the sister‘s story.

#audiobook #1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown July 2024

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BarbaraBB
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Thanks to the #Bookerprize, the #ToB and the #1001books list I‘ve read a lot of them yet I do think it‘s too America focused. I do love American fiction, but I‘d expected a more international list.

Amiable Good point! 2w
TrishB Agreed! But well done. 2w
Ruthiella Yup! So many I‘ve read because they were in a list or part of a challenge. 2w
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staci.reads Impressive! 2w
vlwelser I think you're probably the winner. 2w
vivastory 53! Very impressive 2w
Megabooks Wow! You definitely have me beat! 2w
Suet624 Fantastic. 2w
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Liz_M
The Radiant Way | Margaret Drabble
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Opening with NYE in 1979 London, Liz and her closest friends from university, Alix and Esther now entering their 50s, weather the changes of the early eighties. From a divorce after 25 years of a "modern" marriage to disillusion with the socialist left, to leaving London and the UK altogether.

Written without chapters, the narrative flows from one character to the next, incorporating dozens of narrators to provide a full picture of the times.

IuliaC Great photo choice for this book title! 2w
Liz_M @IuliaC Thank you! 😁 2w
BarbaraBB I love the idea of this and am a bit afraid of it too. I mean no chapters 😅 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB There are breaks! And it's almost as good and similar to The Diviners. 2w
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

There has not been enough hammock time this summer, but today I finally got a bit with Gandalf for company. I found this book an interesting examination of character and commentary on aging alone, but it was a rather slow and melancholy read for me. I was glad that it ended with a bit of hopefulness.

#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown June 2024
#1001books #HammockReading

RaeLovesToRead Gandalf is a beauty 🥰🥰 4w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 4w
Tamra Sweet! 😘 I‘m envious! I‘ve had little outside reading time as well. Been wet and too cool. 😢 4w
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jewright Gandalf looks happy! 4w
Melismatic Cutie! 😻 4w
dabbe #gloriousgandalf 🖤🐾🖤 4w
merelybookish That's one gorgeous face! 😻 4w
Daisey @RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella @Tamra @jewright @Melismatic @dabbe @merelybookish Thanks all! Gandalf was pretty happy because he‘s also been getting very little attention lately. 4w
JazzFeathers 😻😻😻😻 3w
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Daisey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Pickpick

Andrea comes to Barcelona to live with family while attending university. Once there, she learns things are not good in her family home and she makes few friends attending class. Yet, she perseveres through a difficult year to finally find her way. The mood of much of this book is dark, but the detail in creating that mood and the hope in the end made it a light pick.

#1001books #translated #Spain #FoodAndLit #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

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Daisey
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Pickpick

I didn‘t particularly like the characters in this short book, but it was a fairly light listen that did give me a few laughs.

#1001books #audiobook

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Daisey
BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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May was a great listening month, and I finished a few print books as well. I‘m happy with the variety of books, and I got multiple bingos! Both The Drover‘s Wife & The Last Ballad were great stories, and I loved Counting by 7s. Of the 16 completed, 4 were #1001books.

#BookSpin 18 The Drover‘s Wife by Leah Purcell
#DoubleSpin 4 Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

#BookSpinBingo #ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #DaiseysReadingSummary

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
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Daisey
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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I really enjoyed the history and mystery aspects of this story, but there was too much theological discussion to keep my full attention.

#1001books #audiobook
#Reading1001 Monthly Key Word Challenge

Sace I read this book many years ago and felt the same. I wonder if I would have enjoyed the audiobook more. 2mo
Deifio I hear Umberto Eco is really hard to read. I only ever watched the movie tbh 😅 2mo
Daisey @Sace @Deifio It definitely wasn‘t an easy read. I enjoyed the audio, but it also allowed me to skim through some parts where I probably would have set a print book down for a while. 2mo
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Daisey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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I made a breakfast quesadilla this morning to have alongside a few pages of my new book. This is my pick for Spain this month.

#Spain #FoodAndLit #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #1001books #BookAndBreakfast

Tamra Perfect! 2mo
Daisey @Tamra It was a great way to start the day. 2mo
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