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Bibliomania | Gustave Flaubert
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#bookhaul
I let out a subdued squeal when I saw The Analog Sea Review No. 4. I always find so many new ideas and new (to me) writers, plus the lovely reproductions of artworks 😍📖
I took in a sharp breath when I saw The Jewish Problem, but fortunately it's written by a Jewish man, the problem being that which Jews have with anti-Semitism. Written in 1938, directly addressing the Nazi rise to power just prior to WWII.

Dilara I took in a sharp breath too when I saw the title - good to know it's not what I feared it was! 3w
Bookwomble @Dilara I know, right?! I had to give a little explanation so that nobody got the wrong idea! The author says that it would more accurately be called The Gentile Problem, as anti-Semitism is seated in the oppressor, not the oppressed. 3w
Dilara @Bookwomble And yet, they went with the inacurate but eye-catching title... 3w
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Bookwomble @Dilara Well, I guess that at a time when anti-Semitism was promoted by the mainstream press & by the Royal Family, insofar as they supported and entertained prominent Nazis, he went with the title most likely to lead British people to picking up his book. It has a brief history of pre-20th century anti-Semitism, then an analysis of the extremes to which the Nazis were taking it, essentially predicting their "Final Solution" prior to the Holocaust 3w
Dilara @Bookwomble I'll have to look for this book. 3w
Dilara @Bookwomble I'll have to look for this book. 3w
Bookwomble @Dilara 🙂👍 3w
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Bibliomania | Gustave Flaubert
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"My intention to buy fewer books and downsize my personal library" Vs. "Me returning library books with the conscious intention of visiting the bookshop nextdoor and buying more books" ??‍?

AshleyHoss820 Our local bookstore moved in right across the street from the library and BOY is that short walk over easy to justify…☺️😁📚 3w
Aimeesue Oh, the struggle! 3w
DivineDiana It definitely takes strong willpower to resist! 3w
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Bookwomble @AshleyHoss820 Excellent marketing strategy 😁 3w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue To be honest, I don't struggle that much. I wish I did 😄 3w
Bookwomble @DivineDiana Explain this "willpower" to me, please ? 3w
DivineDiana I have a strong desire to own “all the books”, but realistically, I don‘t have the space. So, I have to continually resist the urge to buy another book, invoking the power of my mind. (edited) 3w
Bookwomble @DivineDiana I expect my obituary to read something like, "He was found crushed to death beneath a 12-foot pile of unread books, which toppled over when he tried to remove the one at the bottom. He died peacefully, and his grieving family say they take comfort from knowing it was how he would have wanted to go." ?? 3w
rwmg @AshleyHoss820 gotta get those daily steps in somehow 3w
DivineDiana @Bookwomble I just might borrow that one for my own! 🤣 3w
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Madame Bovary | Gustavo Flaubert
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Madame Bovary | Gustavo Flaubert
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Madame Bovary | Gustavo Flaubert
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We were in class when the headmaster came in, followed by 'new fellow,' not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk.
#MadameBovary #GustaveFlaubert #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookfair #bookfan #bookfandom #bookfever #bookfanatic #bookfrenzy #bookgeek #bookgeeks #bookgeeky #bookgang #bookgasm #geek #geeks #geeky #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookholic #Classics #Fiction #France #Literature ❤️‍🔥

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Hey @squirrelbrain thank you so much for all the lovely bookish gifts and postcard! So thoughtful of you; they really cheered me up this morning! The book sounds fascinating! I do love a good history book. 😀

squirrelbrain I wondered where that postcard had gone - I sent it out over a week ago! (and a week before the parcel?!) Hopefully you‘ll like the book... 🤞😘 3y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3y
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain That‘s weird!! The book sounds great tho, thank you! 😘 3y
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Really enjoyed this (NF) book about trips that Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert made down the Nile, at exactly the same time.

Although they never met and their trips couldn‘t have been more different (one looking for a sign from God and the other looking for brothels) it was fascinating to see the similarities and differences between them.

Also - a #bookspinbingo line! (Happy Dance!)

rockpools 🎉🎉🎉 Why is this so familiar? I wonder if I own a copy 🤔 3y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira That looks really interesting, thanks for the share. 📚 for me. Congrats on the Bingo! 3y
squirrelbrain How odd @RachelO - it doesn‘t strike me as a ‘well-known‘ book but maybe someone else has talked about it? 3y
squirrelbrain Thanks @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira ! It was a really interesting read - more so than I expected. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 3y
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Bibliomania | Gustave Flaubert
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"All those books you haven't read are indeed a sign of your ignorance. But if you know how ignorant you are, you're way ahead of the vast majority of other people."
- Jessica Stillman

https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/do-i-own-too-many-books

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Flaubert's Parrot | Julian Barnes
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Pickpick

Quite good literary novel I bought years ago and never got around to finishing until now. The back cover fell off, so I've been using it as a bookmark.

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