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Suet624
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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Abundance courtesy of the library AND I found a $20 bill stretched out in the walkway to the building.

I‘ve got something to read for #CampLitsy and #CampTOB22 and the recommended Lily and the Octopus. The book on the bottom of the list was written by Tim Conway‘s daughter. Those of you who watched Carol Burnett shows will remember him fondly.

vivastory What are you going to do with the $20?! 2h
AmyG What a day!!!! 2h
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Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to How High We Go In the Dark … great books you‘ve got there 👍🏻😃 2h
Jas16 You deserve a lucky day! 1h
squirrelbrain A great haul! 😁 1h
Suet624 @vivastory Funny you should ask. I'm taking the summer off & I had just been telling myself I COULD NOT worry all summer about not making money. That I needed to relax about it. A minute later I look down and there it is, right in front of me on the ground. That $20 will be my talisman - a reminder that I am safe and protected. 7m
Suet624 @AmyG Agreed. And it's blue skies and warm breezes. Life is good. 6m
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I seem to remember getting this book from the library once before and ran out of time to even open it. I'm happy to get a second chance at it. 5m
Suet624 @Jas16 Oh, thank you! I think you might be right. 😻 😍
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Suet624 @squirrelbrain I'm so excited!! 4m
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Cupcakesbookishreviews
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Pickpick

I never the got the opportunity to read this book in high school or college. I recently read it and devoured it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GatheringBooks
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AlexThomas
Man's Fate | Andr Malraux
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Mehso-so

You need a lot of background knowledge on the Chinese revolution to be able to understand the action — of course, it‘s about deeper questions, not the action. The dialogue doesn‘t translate well into English, I‘m sure it‘s much more readable in French.

But it asks the big questions succinctly, if nakedly, you can tell Camus used a lot of it for The Plague. that said, I had to slog through some parts

BarbaraBB Kudos for finishing, I bailed halfway 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7h
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AlexThomas
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Pickpick

I kept seeing this on the Modern Library list and came across this 50¢ copy at Goodwill and my god, I‘m glad I did. It‘s got a bit of Ulysses and a bit of On The Road but set in the same Mexico as Power and Glory.

The writing is brilliant — powerful and the pace controlled. You get some Dost and bit of Melville on the big questions. You hate the main character and you love him, you want to live in this world and hope to god it doesn‘t exist.

Leftcoastzen Great review! I love this book but understand why some don‘t. 23h
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Thndrstd
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“The bookcase of early childhood is a man‘s companion for life.”

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Michael_Gee
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

I have been on such a BUMMER kick of “blah” reads (sorry for all my “so-so” reviews 😕) that I just want to throw out a blurb and say I am loving this book. It‘s exciting! I actually don‘t know where it‘s going all the time, and it‘s exactly what I want out of a novel. 😄

LeahBergen It‘s such a great read! 2d
KathyWheeler I loved this book. 2d
Michael_Gee @KathyWheeler @LeahBergen oh good! Glad to hear it keeps up. Loving it so far! 2d
cinda.marie I had to read this in high school and I loved it! 1d
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AvidReader25
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Monday I got to hear Neil Gaiman speak. He‘s one of my favorite living authors & it was such a joy to listen to him joke & answer questions. He read essays & poems (Chivalry). He has such an incredible skill for storytelling & the perfect voice to read his work. There's something so magical about an entire sold-out auditorium listening with rapt attention as someone reads to them. It's so different from our normal society doing 15 things at once.

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Texreader
Satyricon | Petronius
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I love that my daughter (she just finished the tagged book) thought that last sentence described me well. Yep. I‘ve read that the Greeks were not kind to women. I‘d definitely be huffy.

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