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Daisey
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Mehso-so

I thought the story of 101 year old WWI veteran Geordie, his family, and his memories was difficult while also interesting and thought provoking. There were very relatable moments about death. However, the other storyline with Nick‘s family and the history of their home did not mesh well for me. I‘m not sure if I‘m just missing things or they really didn‘t work well together.

#1001books #audiobook

BarbaraBB I had such high hopes after the Regeneration trilogy but this one couldn‘t live up to them! 4d
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Daisey
The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I lost my library audiobook for a few days, and I was almost to the point of finding a version on LibriVox. Luckily, my hold came back in fairly quickly, and I spent time this weekend catching up on the past week‘s chapters. So glad for the buddy read to keep me going through this one. Now, are we actually about to get to the murder?

#PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade #TheBros #1001books #audiobook

Ruthiella 500 pages and no murder yet! 😂 5d
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella 🤣🫣🤦🏻‍♀️😝🤷🏻‍♀️ 5d
Bookwormjillk Murder is taking its sweet time in this one 🤣 5d
Daisey @Ruthiella @TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk It‘s taking so long . . . 5d
Ruthiella @Daisey @Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie Never has a book made me quite so bloodthirsty! 🤣 4d
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

There are some wonderful descriptions in this memoir, but I didn‘t quite get any point besides sharing of a particular time in English history. Without any connection to the author, I would prefer a story to experience a period of time.

#memoir #nonfiction #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown February 2024

Bookwomble Sorry you didn't like this. It's one of my all-time favourites. I read it at school and fell in love with it (though I'd never have expressed it that way then!). 7d
Daisey @Bookwomble It‘s not even that I didn‘t like it. I enjoyed individual passages, but I admit I appreciate plot more than separate nostalgic reminiscences. 6d
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llwheeler
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#bookreport another scattered week. On audio I finished Treasure Island (#1001books enjoyed more than I expected) and started Ace (enjoying as expected!)
But for ebooks... I finished a #roll100, read a bit more of my #BookSpin, started a new #1001books, and then my hold on the tagged came in so I started that.

For #weeklyforecast who knows... I have my next audio lined up, that's all.

AuthorDeniseTurney You're diving into book reading! Good for you! Plan to finish Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead this weekend 2w
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Daisey
Memento Mori | Muriel Spark
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Pickpick

I don‘t read many novels where almost all of the characters are over 70 years old. This is an interesting discussion of aging with some dark humor.

#1001books #audiobook

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Daisey
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Started Evelina this evening!

#SerialReader #epistolary #RandomClassics #1001books

janeycanuck Is Serial Reader only as an app or will they do emails, too? 3w
Daisey @janeycanuck As far as I know it‘s just the app. 3w
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Daisey
BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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January 2024 #BookSpinBingo

This was a good reading month with 14 completed books (including 7 #1001books), planned progress on 2 long reads, and 3 bingos! I think Cloud Atlas and Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris were probably my favorites. Since I‘m not doing weekly book reports this year, I also noted my in progress reads at the bottom.

#MonthlyStats #ReadingStats #DaiseysReadingSummary

Daisey @puddlejumper #Roll100 19 Nonfiction & 78 - Hell‘s Princess, 83 Strange the Dreamer @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpin 6 - #1001books Amadis of Gaul #DoubleSpin 11 - #LitsyBookClub Cloud Atlas 3w
PuddleJumper Wahoo! 🎉🎉 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 3w
Vansa I could not love FLowers for Mrs.'Arris more. I actually thought the movie did it quite a disservice with a ridiculous romance subplot with the Marquis, though Lesley Manville is glorious as always 3w
Daisey @Vansa The book was a delight, but I agree there were a few disappointing things about the movie. 3w
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Daisey
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Pickpick

This book is an interesting mix of an older parent trying to find new happiness in the face of loss, family dynamics, immigration (to England), and Ukrainian history. It‘s definitely got some dark humor while also delving into realistic family issues. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

#1001books #Ukraine #ReadAroundTheWorld #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

quietlycuriouskate Fabulous book! 1mo
BarbaraBB What a great edition you have! I enjoyed this one too 1mo
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Daisey
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Sourdough pan pizza and broccoli salad for supper tonight! Now to enjoy a few more pages of this book.

#ReadAndEat

Ladygodiva7 That‘s a good book and a #1001Books ! (edited) 1mo
Daisey @Ladygodiva7 I‘m really enjoying it so far! 1mo
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