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TheReadingCompanion

TheReadingCompanion

Joined April 2019

Lit fiction//Poetry//Sci-fi&fantasy//History//Science
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A wonderful introduction to the Metamorphoses by Ovid from the hand of Ted Hughes.

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The Tiny Wife | Andrew Kaufman
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Wonderful little novella full of wit and fabulous writing!

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Pickpick

Excellent memoir even if it‘s about a sport, but the many references to discipline, writing and goals made it a very enjoyable memoir. My favourite Murakami so far.

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If you haven‘t read Mariana Enrique‘s collection of literary gothic horror set in Argentina you are missing out! It is the best book I have read all year, an utterly gripping and layered collection. I must reread it in Spanish. I cannot wait to read more by her.

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Mosses were used as filling for diapers and sanitary napkins because of their absorbing properties. Amazing!

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Definitely read this if you like horror or literary fiction! It‘s amazing.

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Pickpick

Wonderfully creepy and disturbing novella. Perfect for October

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Hey Bert | Roberto Pastore
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‘Make me unspecific‘ #poetry

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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To anyone who is wondering what to pick from the #Booker long-list. This is a gem of an audiobook! The physical copy is another matter, but if you want to smile your way through a forested path while listening to a beautiful lyrical play, give this one a go!

Emilymdxn I loved the audio of this too! 5mo
Cathythoughts Loved this too 5mo
TheReadingCompanion @Emilymdxn it‘s magnificent isn‘t? The cast was incredible and the timing and rhythm is something that is very difficult to get from the page. 5mo
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TheReadingCompanion @Cathythoughts read or listened to it? I can‘t compare them, my experience was infinitely better with the audiobook. But maybe I just enjoy listening to poetry. 5mo
Cathythoughts I listened , brilliant listen. , I‘d like to read it now too though .... but time & so many books is a factor. 5mo
JamieArc I recently finished the print version of this book and really liked it. But I may have to listen as well. I‘m so curious how the Dead Papa Toothwort sections are read! 5mo
TheReadingCompanion @JamieArc He sounds like a creature out of a Tolkien novel. 5mo
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Reading this in the mornings makes me want to be more productive during the day. Just a couple of pages everyday. Notes on great, funny or ingenious ways to get to work.

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McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Not exactly a quotable book, it‘s like a punch on the gut and a kick to the head, but weirdly you find yourself enjoying the taste of blood in your mouth.

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Extreme Ironing | Phil Shaw
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Just for the cover!

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‘In many corners of North America, it‘s harder to think of an animal that doesn‘t use beaver compounds than one that does. Aquatic insects shelter in the nooks and crannies of dams and lodges. Ducks nest in the grasses that spring up around pond fringes. Songbirds perch in coppicing willows... turtles and lizards are more abundant near beaver ponds..; that beavers increase plant species, ... fishes... mink... raccoons... frogs... mosses...‘

TheReadingCompanion @Severnmeadows isn‘t wonderful? I can‘t wait to see some of those busy fellows rummaging about! 7mo
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A Book of Silence | Sara Maitland
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‘The extremes of the ascetic life were a response: create something as difficult and disagreeable as dying and you too can be as heroic as the martyrs were.‘ ‘..., almost every account of prolonged silence I have ever read or heard about contain mentions of ‘hearing voices‘, whether these come in the form of a divine intervention or deeply frightening tongues of madness‘ ‘... in the fading night, there‘s nothing else to do save be present‘

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Hour of the Star | Clarice Lispector
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Meanwhile the clouds are white and the sky is all blue. Why so much God. Why not a little for men.

Emilymdxn Love this book so much! 7mo
Theaelizabet Loved this book! 7mo
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Her dæmon, the chick of a small bird like a swallow, was asleep with her, but as soon as Asta flew down, swallow-shaped too, and perched on the edge of the crib the chick woke up and immediately opened his yellow beak wide for food. #weekendreads

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Ice Cream Man #1 | W. Maxwell Prince
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Weird weird fiction... extremely depressing...

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Wade in the Water: Poems | Tracy K. Smith
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Beautiful collection of poetry and letters. Enraging and disturbing.

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Flames | Robbie Arnott
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‘She‘d been sporting a skirt of cowrie shells, a fish hook in her tongue, skin of shifting sand, strands of kelp for hair and a large greenlip abalone suckered onto the back of her neck as she approached a group of terrified fishermen, her wrinkled arms outstretched and the sound of crashing waves swirling out of her salt-rimmed mouth.‘

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Currently reading... first chapters are fiercely powerful, unfortunately the middle section is losing the freshness and originality that captured me at the beginning. #currentlyreading #womensprize

Redheadrambles Yes ! I am having exactly this experience 9mo
TheReadingCompanion @Redheadrambles I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. 9mo
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The Perseverance | Raymond Antrobus
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https://youtu.be/EEGnjj5hEE0 poetry from a deaf British Jamaican author. I read his collection last night in a feverish drive. Outstanding! #poetry #tedhudgespoetry

Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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Best book I have pick up this year 😭 I feel crushed by her literary talent. How can anyone write after this? How can I read anything else after this? I need a hardcover for my library. #tonimorrison #songofsolomon

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Feel good essays about being a reader #booksaboutbooks #essays #nonfiction

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TheReadingCompanion @CoffeeNBooks @wordzie @jpmcwisemorgan Thank you! 🤗 Still learning how to use the app! 9mo
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