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Ladygodiva7
Decline and Fall | Evelyn Waugh
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This book made me chuckle several times. It‘s absurd and ridiculous and I love all the deadpan humor.
It‘s been a long time but I finally checked another #1001 from my list.

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ShelleyBooksie Adorable doggo ♡ 21h
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 19h
AnnCrystal 🐾🐕💝. 19h
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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! 1d
Liz_M @IuliaC Thank you! 😁 1d
BarbaraBB I love the idea of this and am a bit afraid of it too. I mean no chapters 😅 17h
Liz_M @BarbaraBB There are breaks! And it's almost as good and similar to The Diviners. 9h
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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.

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RaeLovesToRead Gandalf is a beauty 🥰🥰 2w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2w
Tamra Sweet! 😘 I‘m envious! I‘ve had little outside reading time as well. Been wet and too cool. 😢 2w
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jewright Gandalf looks happy! 2w
Melismatic Cutie! 😻 2w
dabbe #gloriousgandalf 🖤🐾🖤 2w
merelybookish That's one gorgeous face! 😻 2w
Daisey @RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella @Tamra @jewright @Melismatic @dabbe @merelybookish Thanks all! Gandalf was pretty happy because he‘s also been getting very little attention lately. 2w
JazzFeathers 😻😻😻😻 1w
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Daisey
The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the history and mystery aspects of this story, but there was too much theological discussion to keep my full attention.

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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
Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Pickpick

This was a reread for me, and I appreciated the story more this time. I also really enjoyed the audio narration.

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Daisey
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Pickpick

It took a long time for me to become invested in this story of a Bengali couple that moves to the U.S. and starts their own family. Yet, in the end I really enjoyed reading Gogol‘s story.

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KadaGul @Daisey Have you see the movie 🎥 The Namesake? It has Kal Penn https://youtu.be/_sOaA-4Y8tI?si=NqRR8Ik072SiQizH #KalPenn 4mo
Daisey @KadaGul I haven‘t, but it does look good. I may need to see if I can find it. 4mo
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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.

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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!). 5mo
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. 5mo
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Daisey
Flaubert's Parrot | Julian Barnes
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Mehso-so

I found some sections of this book interesting and others incredibly boring. As the fictional narrator described Flaubert‘s life and his own, my main thought though was curiosity about which parts about Flaubert were fact or fiction. I went in knowing nothing about Flaubert except that he was an author, so I might consider revisiting after reading one of his books. I wouldn‘t recommend it to someone without interest in his life and writing.

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Dilara All I can think about is why is there a budgie on the cover when the title says ”parrot”😋 6mo
Daisey @Dilara Since I don‘t know anything about the differences, I‘m going to guess the person choosing the cover was only paying attention to the description of the parrot‘s color. 6mo
Dilara @Daisey That would explain it 😁 6mo
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t particularly like this book, but I found it written in an interesting way that worked well on audio. I was intrigued enough to look up more about Kesey and the 2011 documentary using some of the Merry Pranksters‘ video footage. I‘m slightly more interested in reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest with this background on the author but still baffled by the idea of a continuous acid trip road trip and parties offering basically free LSD.

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