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Anabnieto

Joined May 2016

A book, a garden and lemonade. What else is needed? (Slow reader, busy working mom)
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Fascinating book and so well written. I didn‘t know this writer (I am not American) and now I feel I need to read everything by her.

Anabnieto Two days ago I saw a black kid, he couldn‘t be older than 14, reading this book in the subway. He was totally immersed in it and I wish I had asked him his opinion. I loved the book and I am looking forward to reading more Octavia Butler 2y
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Starting this one. The prologue is set in Chimborazo (Ecuador) a place I always want to go back to. #alexandervonhumboldt #biography

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Long time away from #litsy.... but back to recommend a book that it feels more than a novel.

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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"One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty one that everything afterwards savors of anticlimax". And with that the character is flawlessly introduced.

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The Good Thief | Hannah Tinti
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Easy to read, well written lovely story. I liked more the first chapters because it was a pleasure to read about the characters. The characterization is always the most difficult part to get right and I think Hannah Tinti got it right

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De Profundis | Oscar Wilde

‪Because today is today I am going to go ahead and recommend you the reading of one of the best books I ever read. "De profundis" by Oscar Wilde‬. I read it when I was too young to understand many things yet. Reading this book when you are young open doors and worlds. Re reading them after years, it is compulsory. It feels different, still great.

Faibka I‘ve never heard of it, will have to look it up! 2y
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The Good Thief | Hannah Tinti
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Started this one. I have heard so much of the new book by her that I wanted to buy immediately but then I thought I should also try her first. There is always a reason for order .... even in chaos.

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The Suffering of the World | Arthur Schopenhauer
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The Good Thief | Hannah Tinti
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I am almost ashamed to say that i have not read Fahrenheit 451. Now I can proudly say that is sitting with these other two on my side table. #aprilmotivation

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Good reading about a good book by the same author. Atwood says, regarding the red clothes, that many totalitarianisms "have used clothing, both forbidden and enforced, to identify and control people (yellow stars, roman purple) and many have ruled behind a religious front. It makes the creation of heretics that much easier".

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Love it. I like the portrayal of the broken characters because they are very real in their pain or extreme circumstances. I enjoyed how Tory Watanabe's matures surrounded by the fragility of others something that makes him as strong as vulnerable.

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I read this long interview so fast that if I had had his books at hand I would have kept on reading till the end. Very interesting. Definitely in my reading list now

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Very interesting article.... unrelated to the book I used to the entry...

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I see myself here. I am not in a hurry to be old but I am always comfortable with my age.... in spite of the wrinkles and white hairs #confidence #aging #life

Alisnazzy Love this book so much!!! 3y
Laalaleighh Bottle that and sell it please! 3y
Anabnieto @Ambrosnazzy It is a great book. My first Murakami. I can use some advice on my second 3y
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Naked Sun | Isaac Asimov
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A friend of mine recommended me this book by Asimov after talking about Bill Gates proposal to tax robots use as we tax labor. And then I read this article... and I think it is all linked and it is a tragedy and a comedy. And I love people, human beings recommending books. And this is why I am here every now and then.

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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This is a thing now. I read many of these books when I was a teenager and I freaked out. #dystopian

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Starting this one. Not wise on my part because it is late and I should sleep but the beginning is so promising....

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The Polar Bear | Jenni Desmond
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I just got it for my 5 year old and I enjoyed very much the reading and the illustrations. Beautifully, raw at a time a necessary to show my boy and your children about what natures is and we need to preserve

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Great writing, good story that combines the no so distant past with the not always so pleasant present and because of that difficult to read. There are charters of the book that are very powerful. Ridgeway, North Carolina, Mabel .... I think it deserves the good critics and more. It should be read in the schools although my husband said that for what I tell him about it he is not ready emotionally to read it. It remains to be see if I was

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Do you know what optimism is? Not everybody has the gift of feeling it

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It always does

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Here we go....

BookishMarginalia I need to get my hands on this one -- it looks great and has gotten amazing critical reception. Keep us posted about what you think of it! 3y
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Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
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Tomorrow, mañana

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Waiting for Julissa Arce to present her book at #strands in #NYC. The story of an undocumented immigrant who managed to work in Wall Street

Louise Oh, wow! I didn't know NYC HAD a Strand Bookstore! 3y
Anabnieto One of the best stores ever! 18 miles of books! 3y
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Quesadillas: A Novel | Juan Pablo Villalobos
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Indeed a tragedy. I have to say I am not reading as much as I once did but I still find time to do it and enjoy seeing more and more people in the subway immersed in their books. I am a podcast addict and that takes time from my books but there is time for everything.... And it should. Read this article. Www.washingtonpost.com

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I just bough this book for my son. I want him to grow up knowing about strong, intelligent women that very few people know about in spite of their brilliance against all odds. The fact that there are so few women in tech is an absurdity that has to be changed and educating kids about it is a good starting point. The book is great and the illustrations wonderful

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When I read this book, back when it was published, I never thought that I could read it under a different light years later. Given the current political climate I can only advise to open this pages again and use perspective. It is a novel, and today, a must read one

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When the rule of law is superseeded by the rule of the strongest we have drama. Slowly absorbing the route of the railroad.....

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The Trial | Franz Kafka
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It is not everyday that you close a book, you have to give yourself pause and stay there for a long while. It is not everyday you have a book like this one in your hands. When that happens stays longer in your head. When I read this book I couldn't read anything else for a long time. I had to digest something that I could read as fiction but for some other people in other countries could be a very present nightmare. It is easier to be a coackroach

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Our man in Havana | Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens
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I had a great time reading this book. It is a serious comedy to be read in a single sitting.

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How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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@BookishFeminist just sayin....

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Perfect. This is what happen when one overachiever write about another overachiever. I believe that all kids should read it to start appreciating the weight of history and how very cool it is to be an intellectual and to love knowledge.

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This tittle.... I can't read as much as I would like but if I could I would have bought this one not knowing much about its content.

MrBook Ditto 😊👏🏻👍🏻! 3y
annahenke This is a GORGEOUS novel. Loved the writing. 3y
Anabnieto @ahenke I pass by this bookstore everyday.... Let's see how I do with my current book and decide. I have a pack of books waiting for my attention. So much to read, so little time 3y
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A classic. Des sprinted by it, intrigued ... Still in my mind after so many years

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Leo Africanus | Amin Maalouf
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Fascinating. I have read all the books by Maalouf and will probably will re read some of them

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There we go!

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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Another month, another book. I was never a slow reader, then life happened. But I still have time to immerse myself in other worlds. In this one I like, once more in Galbraih-JKR, how the characters mature and evolve for the readers getting darker as we all are when maturing. Entertaining reading and trepidation half way through. Then, if you stop reading has to be for a good reason. I enjoyed the book.

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Memoires D'Hadrien | Marguerite Yourcenar
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This is one of the books that should be re read as one ages. It is a lesson in every page, it gives comfort and it is wonderfully written (of course marguerite)

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Yep! And it feels good!

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The Community Bookstore is closed. The amount of books that were there for the takers was amazing. #Brooklyn

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de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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One of the best books I have ever read

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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I hear you Cormoran #thesilkworm #vocation #work

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Christodora | Tim Murphy
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Many times I judge books by its covers. I just buy them because I like the way the artist see the story. The opposite is true and as result I have missed good novels but I have also found really good ones. Overall I don't find the designs of the covers in most books very interesting. Sorry.... It is the pre story and a dull presentation doesn't help. I know nothing of this one, but the cover is good. I will go for it #covers #stories #art

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I have plans!!!

RealLifeReading Good plans! 3y
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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"To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . ."
"I am beginning to understand," said the little prince

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye

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First things first #keepjournalismalive #johnoliver. The more I read newspapers stories or report myself (full disclosure, I am a reporter) the more I realize how news and features can be as addictive as fiction.

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Nana | Emile Zola
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#bookstack one of my fav corners of the apartment. Some of them not yet read. How many worlds!!!

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Antologia Minima | Antonio Gamoneda
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30 minutes of peace before going to sleep. When do you guys read? To me it is a pleasure and a challenge

Notafraidofwords Any little chance I get, I read. It helps if you don't have much of a social life. 3y
Faibka Me too, I try to read at my lunch hour at work or get up extra early and get a few minutes in... 3y
Anabnieto @Notafraidofwords then I am hopeless!!! I have a 5 year old with a packed agenda of birthday parties... Ha ha. I will take advantage of the olympics. No tv for me ! 3y
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Got it! Got it! Not ready yet to be read cause I have to finish another one but definitely in my side table. Top priority.