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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

I almost went with a so-so rating, but I‘ve changed my mind. I think the issue is that this book is SO culturally pervasive, that it‘s hard to avoid some knowledge of the plot. The writing was engaging enough that I basically stayed up all night reading and didn‘t even realize it was 2 a.m. I think she weaves a good tale, and it is worth reading an OG. ☺️ 224/1,001 #1001Books October‘s Double #BookSpin

Clare-Dragonfly I really ought to read this! 21h
AshleyHoss820 @Clare-Dragonfly I definitely think it‘s a good one to read given it‘s a precursor, I suppose, to so many other novels. It‘s also always nice to finally get pop culture references. 😂 21h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 20h
Cathythoughts ❤️ 18h
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Daisey
Hideous Kinky | Esther Freud
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It‘s been a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and tonight I‘m thankful for a quiet evening with good food and a book. This book‘s been on my list for a bit, and I finally started it today. So far, other than not particularly liking the narrator‘s mother, I‘m enjoying it and the descriptions of Morocco.

#1001books #ReadingAfrica2022 #Morocco #ReadingTheWorld #ReadTheWorld #ReadAndEat

Daisey Well, maybe I should have waited to post as I decided to just go ahead and read the rest of this book tonight. It‘s an interesting perspective, watching the mother‘s actions and seeing the journey through a child‘s eyes. I often disliked the mother‘s choices, but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Morocco. 2w
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AshleyHoss820
Reveries of the Solitary Walker | Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Pickpick

What I love about this is that there are literal centuries separating me from Rousseau, yet so many of his musings were surprisingly relatable. Is he a bit of a drama queen & kinda whiny? Yeah, but I think he was going through it. Some of his writing made me think he had anxiety because I do & boy have I said some of the same things. Anyway, books like this remind me why I read: to see through someone else‘s eyes. 223/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB Fantastic review. I want to read this book NOW 😀 2w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB 😂 Thank you!! I just went along for the ride on this one! Im glad I read the introduction too. I might have been annoyed with him if I wasn‘t aware that he was at the end of his life and feeling a little isolated. I hope you enjoy it! ☺️ 2w
AshleyHoss820 This was my #BookSpin for November! @TheAromaofBooks 2w
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Daisey
Thank You, Jeeves | P G Wodehouse
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Pickpick

This was an entertaining listen for my day at home. It took a bit for me to get into the story, but I laughed several times in the later part as Jeeves made sure everything fell into place. It‘s my first Wodehouse, but I‘ll definitely be interested in more of the series. However, the story has not aged particularly well with blackface being a major part of the comedy.

#1001books #audiobook
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown November 2022

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Daisey
Summer: A Novel | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

I finished the chapters for this week early this morning and couldn‘t stop. I had an idea where the story was going, and I just wanted to get through the rest of it and know for sure. The more of Wharton‘s writing I read, the more I decide I appreciate her shorter works more. I really enjoyed the description in this one even as I watched the events unfolding with foreboding.

#WhartonBuddyRead #1001books #SerialReader

Graywacke So glad you enjoyed! 4w
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sarahbellum
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I read fewer books than average in Oct, but I‘ve also been making my way through Middlemarch, so that‘s naturally going to slow me down

✅read both #bookspin and #doublespin
✅read July‘s #doublespin
✅read #diversecozy buddy read
✅read 2 #roll100 picks, bailed on the 3rd
✅added 6 titles to #192025 challenge
✅read 2 #1001books
✅8/8 from my TBR
🚫bailed on #overbookedclub buddy read

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sarahbellum
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I‘m short on words today, but this little book, chronicling a perfectly unexpected day for a downtrodden spinster, was a delight. My edition featured the original illustrations and they only added to its loveliness

✅My #doublespin for October @TheAromaofBooks
#1001books

LeahBergen I adore this book. ❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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sarahbellum
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Not the book I was expecting. I didn‘t love it, but I don‘t think I was supposed to. I‘ll be thinking about this one for awhile: narcissism, fascism, education, feminism

October‘s #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💙 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
BkClubCare Watch the film!! It made more sense to me. And, when I bought this book, the bookseller told me, “the movie is better.” I still remember that moment! And he was right. 1mo
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sarahbellum
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Book 3: wherein many men fall ill and Lydgate breadcrumbs, then fails at ghosting. This book very much felt like the beginning of the messy middle for Eliot. Fewer sparkling lines and quips, more driving the plot forward. #george #1001books

Poor pup has to wear the cone of shame to stop from rubbing his snoot raw 😔 #dogsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Awww.hate the cone , but sometimes necessary.🐶 2mo
LeahBergen My pup sympathizes! 2mo
Graywacke (Never got the tag. 🙁) “fails at ghosting” 😂!! I just caught up to you. And, yeah, interesting book 3 is the getting sick book (and physician book) 2mo
Graywacke Sorry about your poop pup and his cone. 2mo
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Daisey
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I read this book many years ago, although I don‘t think it was for a class. I‘ve wanted to reread it as an adult and finally got around to listening to the fantastic audio read by Sissy Spacek. I‘m so glad I did as I enjoyed and appreciated it so much more this time.

I finished it while also enjoying a beautiful evening walk with Luthien.

#audiobook #audiowalk #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown October 2022

Leftcoastzen Cute!🐶 2mo
mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Bibliophile13 One of my favorites 2mo
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