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IWriteInTheNight

IWriteInTheNight

Joined June 2017

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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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I am in love with my 50th edition copy of Gone With the Wind😩

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The Arabian Nights | Anonymous
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This book is literally my entire childhood. I remember listening to these stories or reading them in Urdu. I didn't know they were Persian in origin but it's so amazing to be able to read them as an adult.
This is another find at my college's sale. So it cost me only a dollar. Can you believe it😍😩.

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Here are all my Wordsworth classics! So far I've read Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations. Hopefully will read through them all one day but for now I am reading Arabian Nights.

Pghbookgirl 😍😍 2y
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Panpan

There is some good advice in here, about loving your self and strengthening yourself from within, with some beautiful writing sprinkled here and there.
The author's only definition of a loving relationship is one involving a man and a woman. Not a lot of attention was exploring multiple facets of love itself, such as with friends or family etc. By the end my eyes were tired due to rolling too much.

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Heart of a Dog | Mikhail Bulgakov
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This book can be read as a fable or a comical, absurd story about a scientist and his experiment on a dog, implanting him with human organs. But as we look deeper and peel back the layers, it's also a mirror through which one sees the birth of the Bolshevik Revolution. The book asks us, was it a failed experiment or a needed response to the injustice inflicted upon the poor class.

Bookgirl I‘ve been trying to read The Master and Margarita for about 6 years. I finally bought a paperback after unsuccessfully getting into it on electronic devices. Still not sure I can finish 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Bookgirl Awww that's okay may be Bulgakov's writing isn't for you? For me it was the audio book that worked really well when it comes to Master and the Margarita. It was a librivox recording found on youtube. Maybe give that a try? 2y
Bookgirl @IWriteInTheNight I‘m determined to finish it one day. Audio is an interesting idea but at this point in my life it wouldn‘t fit. Still, I may be trying to finish this for another decade so I‘ll keep that in mind! 😉 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Bookgirl you go girl! That's the spirit! I am sure it won't take you another dacade😜! 2y
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And that ladies and gentlemen, is called good poetry. I found the poem on the first page of Good Morning, Midnight (by my fav author Jean Rhys). Even for a non-poet like myself, Emily Dickinson's words speak to me. I better read more by her. Also, does anyone else feels that current mainstream poetry (*cough Rupi Kaur *cough) is subpar, especially compared to the beauty of classics or "old" poetry?

hermyknee I absolutely love Jean Rhys ♥️ 2y
IWriteInTheNight @hermyknee me too! Have you read A Voyage In the Dark? It was my first book by her. 2y
hermyknee Yes that‘s my favorite book of all time. 2y
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Last Nights of Paris | Philippe Soupault
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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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Stage design for the play😍

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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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Got this beautiful copy from an online thrift store.

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Last Nights of Paris | Philippe Soupault
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Current read.

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov

I started this book before spring semester started. Left it in the middle and just yesterday re-downloaded the audio book again. I am on chapter 12 but it's so fun listening to the book during commute.

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Love these fun quizzes.

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1) Swann's Way
2) 5 (1 paternal 4 maternal)
3) Ant
4) Coffee

@jesshowbooks

jfalkens 🖐 2y
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What the hell Litsy?

jfalkens I have that happening too! 2y
Jess7 Same. 2y
IWriteInTheNight Litsy's gone crazy😂 2y
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Clwojick I know! 2y
Birdsong28 Yep mine too!!! 2y
IWriteInTheNight I just checked, it's fixed 🎉 2y
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Sounds about right. I just took this fun buzzfeed quiz.

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Red Cavalry | Isaac Babel
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Current reads for school. I am especially excited to start reading Isaac Babel due to my affinity for Russian literature, especially around the time of Bolshevik Revolution. I am also reading a Greek play this semester for another one of my classes. It's the Oresteia by Aeschylus. We are reading the first play in the trilogy, that sets up the scene before the Iliad. Have any on of you read Isaac Babel and are familiar with his work?

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Please Get To Know Me | Cecil Murphey, Virginia Garberding
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Purple
Fall and Spring
Classics and Magical Realism
Writing, Photography
Roasted Peas
Lemonade, Sodas🙈
Kindle App?
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice

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I just read a few pages of this book. It hit me right in the feels and in no time, I found my self laughing and choking up with her. There was a bit of clunky writing (scar tissues "slither" down her face, or after the phone call with Mummy, "the air was dead"). I also felt a tad bit annoyed as the office workers were a stereotypical bunch. I am still confused as despite felt emotional, I wasn't wowed. Oh & lastly, this is my college in the photo.

Litsi I guess I need to read this one. Such strong responses from its readers! 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Litsi I'll look forward to your review of the book😄 2y
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Modernist Literature | Prof. Mary Ann Gillies
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School has begun and these are the books that I am reading for one of my classes. It is the first time, I've bought books as my professor was adamant on getting the right edition🙄. We are currently reading Swann's Way and as much as I love his writing, analyzing the text for class is proving to be harder than I'd imagined. My way of understanding a text, deters me from staying focused on the prompt given by the professor.

readinginthedark Usually if professors are requiring a certain edition, it has something to do with the translation, or maybe they want you to read the intro or literary criticism in the same volume? 2y
IWriteInTheNight @readinginthedark yeah it's true. Our professor asked us to get the same edition as he wanted everyone to have the same book in class, so that when referring to something in class we would all be on the same page. Usually we are allowed to have ebooks or various edition but he didn't allow it this time. 2y
readinginthedark Oh okay. I was never given that reason, but it makes sense. It is hard when they‘re expensive, though! 😕 (edited) 2y
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IWriteInTheNight @readinginthedark I was a bit miffed that it was expensive but I am in love with Proust's prose😩❤️. I know that I'll keep this book😍. 2y
readinginthedark That‘s how they get ya‘! 😆 But I get it. I used to do the same thing! (edited) 2y
IWriteInTheNight @readinginthedark hahah yep! I can't send back a good book. Actually any book for that matter lol. 2y
RaimeyGallant Intriguing! 2y
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Just received my copy in the mail(pheww!). I am reading this book for college as part of my Modernist Lit class. I was a tad bit disappointed with the aesthetic of this book as it wasn't looking "new." The pages had a rustic and used feel to them. It's also my most expensive book as I seldom buy, I usually get the cheaper version. So this one will definitely go in "my teacher made my buy this," category. I am enjoying the prose and the story.

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Letters to Felice | Franz Kafka
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Kafka😍. Such a pretty copy, it just jumped out at me from the shelf.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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1) Chocolate and anything made with chocolate.
2) Kurt Seyit Ve Sura.
3) Letters to Milena.
4) 7 months.
5) Will do.

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I picked this up on a whim while waiting in the library. Such an intriguing topic, too bad I wasn't able to take it home. I do love everything Kafka so I guess I'll give it a try later.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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A fast paced, soap opera-ish, novel about the lives of affluent Asians (Singapore, Chinese, Malaysia). The main story is of Nick and Rachel two good looking NYU professors who go back to visit Nick's loaded family in Singapore. The beginning was surprisingly good, the middle half baked and lagged, the ending unsatisfactory. There were sexist undertones, one rape joke and a whole lot of name dropping. Characters were aplenty and one dimensional.

IWriteInTheNight I'll give it ⭐️⭐️/5 stars. Over all a forgettable book. Oh and there were far too many Asian slangs that sometimes disrupted the flow of the narrative. 2y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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"NEVER, EVER wear green chiffon unless you want to look like bok choy that got gang-raped." And this book is famous why exactly? Up until this point I wasn't offended or enraged by this book but this was the quote that broke the camel's back. I even gave my self a day, I mean it's fluff right may be I was overreacting. "It's supposed to be funny" I told my self. But no, after this point I have lost respect for this author.

IWriteInTheNight Oh and I'd dare him to use this "joke" in public. Or maybe he already has. I don't know. (edited) 2y
Christine11 I‘ve got this book on my TBR but the more I‘ve heard about it from people on Litsy, the less interested I am in reading it. I don‘t mind writing that is a bit on the line but this sentence just seems gratuitous and in really bad taste ! 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Christine11 This sentence was the one that really hit me. But there were many other "jokes" and sexist undertones throughout the narrative, which, coupled with the half baked middle and one dimensional characters made the story a slog to get through. I'd suggest giving this one a miss. 2y
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Christine11 I think I definitely will give it a miss - from everything you‘ve said it sounds pretty terrible! I hope your next read is much better 😊 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Christine11 Awww thanks! I do miss my classics more. Oh and I was thinking of reading Dostoevsky or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Anything to get this bad taste out of my mouth😂. 2y
Christine11 Yep classics are always a good shout to go for when you‘ve just finished a disappointing book ! 😊 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Christine11 I agree. Contemporaries have been disappointing so far. 😄 2y
Litsi Unstacking! 2y
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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My dad used to say some thing to this affect as well, whenever I'd feel stuck or was afraid of making a decision. This quote reminded me of him. #goodreadsquotes

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When Kafka speaks, you're bound to listen. 😍

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What I love about the drama is that even though it starts off as a regular love story between Kurt Seyit a Russian soldier of Turkish background and Sura, a Russian aristocratic girl. The story broadens itself by adding themes such as infidelity, patriotism, love and yes vengeance. We see both Kurt Seyit and Sura making decisions fueled by anger and insecurities thus creating a wedge between them. Will they stay together? I'll give it 4 stars.

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This post will purely be non-book related. I have just finished watching a Turkish drama on Netflix named Kurt Seyit Ve Sura. It's a period drama set in pre world war 1 Russia. The story starts in Russia but than with the character we also move to Turkey where the rest of the action takes place. The ending of the drama comes with the declaration of the Turkish Republic. Continued in next post.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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The Autumn of the Patriarch | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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It's been a year since I've read Marquez. As I had read Love in the Time of Cholera around this time last year, I decided to pick up another one of his books. The cover is so beautiful which coincidentally matches my blanket😜. I was going to pick one or two more books (East of Eden and Farewell to Arms) with this one, like I normally do. However, I wanted to give this book my utmost attention as has used a different writing style this time.

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Grimm's Fairy Tales | Brothers Grimm
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So beautiful are these words that I had to share them. As a book lover I feel the same towards the power of storytelling and the impact of words. I am sharing a book that has been a great escape as well as a fun reading buddy so far. #goodreadsquotes

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I don't even want to read this book but man the wait is loooong! I am apparently #333 on 55 copies out of which 0 are available 🙄. Do we really need to read this book to know that this orange Oompa Loompa in White House is crazy? #notmypresident. I might read this book later when the madness dies down but not now.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m sure the most salacious parts will be all over the media this whole next week, and you can pretty much get a sense for the whole book by reading the posted quotes on Litsy. 2y
Jess7 @Kaye is giving away free copies of an audio book of it. Check out her page! 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Jess7 I don't want to read this book now so I'll stick to checking out the quotes on Litsy. 😊 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Riveted_Reader_Melissa that seems like the best route 😜. 2y
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Anxious | Joseph LeDoux
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Read the first 11 pages to know that I didn't like it. Its more like a textbook and the content feels like it's meant for Ph.d students😂. I am returning it back to the library.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The loan for the audiobook was ending soon so I decided to finally give it a go. Audio books are such a subjective things: one narrator can bring a story to life while the other can lull the listener to sleep. This particular audio book was of the later kind as no sooner I started listening I was reminded of a perky newscaster who'd even narrate the news of a murder with so much ceremony that you'll feel confused. I couldn't finish the audiobook.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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I can't stop sharing these goodreads quotes 🙈. I used to be that child growing up, who wanted to read a never ending book. I hated books that were too slim as I'd finish them very quickly. So I connect with C.S Lewis a lot😜.

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I saved the best for last, (it's the last quote I promise 😜). I was reminded of Kafka while reading it as he would spend the entire day working and the entire night (barring a few hours for sleep), writing. Despite being under the shadow of his father's dominant persona, Kafka's genius mind didn't stop creating thus giving us stories like Metamorphosis.

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BTOOOM! | Junya Inoue
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I agree! And yay for jokes😜.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Another one of Goodreads quotes.

CatLass007 That‘s the quote I have on my Litsy profile page. 2y
IWriteInTheNight See great minds think alike 😜 2y
TommieMarie74 @CatLass007 Me too! And my Goodreads page! Lol 2y
CatLass007 @TommieMarie74 It‘s a great quote! 2y
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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1) hmmmm, I don't have any 🙈 2) I watch old releases so no 3) I don't drink 4) I am single currently, I'd prefer if they read but no it's not a deal breaker. They'll learn to love reading in my company😜 5) Sure! #FriYayintro

IWriteInTheNight Got the quiz from @BarbaraTheBibliophage page. 2y
Bourriquet76 My husband reads more now because I trained the kids to be readers. 😂 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Bourriquet76 that's awesome😂 see that's the result of your company😜 2y
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garc-A Mrquez
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Guess what I found on my Goodreads account. I love reading these quotes as my app loads. For me Love in the Time of Cholera (in fact anything by Marquez) is a chance to slip into another world with characters that feel foreign but at the same time just like me. What about you? Which book or author's work does that for you?

GabrielleDubois What a great book The Time of Cholera! As One Hundred Years of Solitude! A marvellous writer. 2y
IWriteInTheNight @GabrielleDubois so true! I love One Hundred Years of Solitude as well❤️ 2y
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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@jfalkens thanks for your help😊🙏. So these are the books I have managed to read so far. I'll keep you guys updated on the progress.

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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So this is my reading challenge for the year. As I have not done any reading challenges before, I had to keep it small. So 25 books for me😁. Just one tiny problem, I can't seem to figure out how to add books to my Goodreads reading challenge 🙈. Help!

jfalkens It adds them to the challenge when you mark the read dates in this year. 2y
IWriteInTheNight @jfalkens thank you so much. I added books on my challenge😊. 2y
jfalkens @IWriteInTheNight yay 😊😊 2y
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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All the snow piled up at the doorstep of my apartment building😂. I so wanna go out and walk but something tells me I should stay in though 😜.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Good luck everyone! Tomorrow is gonna be brutal Brrrr❄️⛈.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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1) One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) 2) White Nights (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) 3) Harry Potter series (JK Rowling) 4) A Voyage in the Dark (Jean Rhys) 5) Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Read this short story before bed. Loved it! At first I thought to my self what a fool Hans is for trading in his material possessions one after the other, until he had none left. Hans is someone whom you call a "Wise Fool," a person who's actions seems silly, yet his happy go lucky attitude about life is something to admire. A solid 5/5