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The Proof of the Honey | Salwa Al Neimi
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Haha. YES!!! Progress. I read the first sentence...and the second...and I was thinking “hmmm, I think you mean polyamorous”. And then, she caught herself too...

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The Proof of the Honey | Salwa Al Neimi
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So excited (pun intended) for this book three chapters in and over 10 passages marked. This is gonna be good.

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Love this book; love Stephen Mitchell‘s work. Full review of the Providence Press #letterpress edition on www.thewholebookexperience.com

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Pickpick

That was delightful. One of the best things I‘ve read in a long time. I love the constant intertwining of prose, poetry, and visual poem. I love the constant calling out of the senseless violence of men of power and caste by the women, wives and mothers and sisters, and by the lower caste and poor men who are just fodder-pawns for their glory.

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“Sometimes you need to wrap up history in hushed linen and bury her beneath a banyan tree”...ah, not so, Queen, even if we sometimes wish for that easy road.

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“Women. As another soldier remarked, throughout history women are among the first casualties of war and conflict. Their bodies become territories: possessed, ravaged, ploughed as though for produce, discarded, carelessly destroyed. But, unlike with land, the stigma of conquest is attached to their person; they become repositories of lost honour, individual and collective.”
This is gonna be a good one!

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A Literary Affair | Marie-Claire Blais
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Being a literary translator seems like a dream job to this reader. (Note to self: you need to know another language). But even with the little French I do have, I‘m totally puzzled by the change in the title of this work. I‘m halfway through and still don‘t get why it was changed for English readers. Title translation shenanigans are a pet peeve of mine! 😤

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A Literary Affair | Marie-Claire Blais
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The best kind...

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“I‘m not a Harki,” I respond. “You‘re confusing me with my father.” Why do we punish children for what adults do/don‘t do? Read this book if you‘re concerned about the xenophobic and nationalistic immigration policies around the world. Your heart should break. If not, you‘re part of the problem. Just sayin‘...

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Sueos Y Pesadillas | DALIA ROSETTI. LAGUNA
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Got pie, got latte, and a new book. Amazing day so far... 🥧 cred: @lalatiburona

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My dinner read. I love the Baldwin title, and I love Jesmyn, and I despise racism, so I‘m sure I‘ll love this.

Leftcoastzen On my Mountain TBR 2mo
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Sodom and Gomorrah | Marcel Proust
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Love this illustration of Proust by Simon Brett for the Folio Society Shakespeare‘s Sonnets. Had to share it.

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Sodom and Gomorrah | Marcel Proust
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Pizza and Proust: For to the disturbances of memory are linked the intermittences of the Heart. 🍕❤️

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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My favorite Disney movie combined with my least favorite president? I need this on a T-shirt.

LauraBeth 😹😹 2mo
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Sodom and Gomorrah | Marcel Proust
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As I started this book, I noticed that I bought it 11 years ago on a book crawl with @lalatiburona in San Francisco. I miss Bibliohead books in Hayes Valley. 📖💔

lalatiburona 😭😭😭 2mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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The fact that it took me three weeks but I finished, the fact that this book is amazing and you should read it, the fact that it is still time for men to shut up, especially about its length, but also about guns, the fact that Man Up and put the Guns Down...

squirrelbrain The fact that I love your review.... the fact that I‘m nearly 3/4 of the way through.... 2mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Is this true? If so, BRILLIANT! Also, how can I spin around the sun 50+ times and not know? 🤔

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Halfway point‼️📖🤓❤️

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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but now I‘m a grown-up and I get to make my own dumb decisions...

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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A portrait of the Book nerd as a tattooed artist...

BarbaraBB Very cool. Did you like the book?? 3mo
jveezer @BarbaraBB I love Joyce. I‘ve read Ulysses a few times and right now I‘m making my way through a reread of Fineggans Wake. 3mo
BarbaraBB I am impressed. I did read Ulysses but decided afterwards I won‘t read Finnegan‘s Wake. Joyce in dialect seems a bit too much! 3mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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The fact that that‘s a lot of creeks...

Samplergal 😂😂😂😂😂 How about shits Creek? 3mo
BarbaraBB I travelled through the US this summer and noticed too that every other place is called Creek! 3mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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The fact that books go well with tea, and tea goes well with books, and I‘d be content doing this every remaining day of my life, the fact that there are no periods in this post either,

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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90 pages in and I still haven‘t run across a period, except in the brief “asides” of the mountain lion sections....900+ pages to go.

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💔 well there‘s a Nobel laureate that won‘t get on my “to be read” list...

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Does this book make my thighs look thick? 😜😆 I like big books and I cannot lie.

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My Struggle, Book Four | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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While I don‘t resonate with everything he says, Karl Ove captures nicely the awkwardness of being an adolescent boy, maybe one who thinks all his friends have had sex while he hasn‘t but is desperate to, one who is always second-guessing what the girls are thinking, etc. Brilliant writing.

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Cantoras: A Novel | Carolina De Robertis
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Doesn‘t sound great for the book but where do you meet librarians like this?😜

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Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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This, my book friends, was excellent.

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I like when I come across the title for a book in the text. Onaabenii Giizis... The moon of the crusted snow. 📖🤓❤️

Tamra I want to read this! 4mo
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Looking forward to this one based on a rave review from a friend...

Tamra It sounds great! 4mo
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Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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What an excellent book about what it‘s like to be human. What humans do to and for each other. How things are not always how they seem and sometimes are. It makes me cry for yet another beloved African country. Alas, the corruption of power and the fruits of imperialism. 💔

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Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Been a while since I had a backyard tea and reading session. Good to be back at it. #Teading #BooksAndTea

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Flashback Hotel | Ivan Vladislavic
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My reading spot today...the cliffs of 1000 steps beach in Laguna Beach.

Leftcoastzen Such a beautiful spot! 4mo
BarbaraBB Lovely 😍 4mo
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True | Riikka Pulkkinen
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My daughter @lalatiburona is a baker. She gave me a box of (visual) rejects and now I‘m wishing I had a chocolate croissant with my book and latte every day. 😋

lalatiburona I'll do my best to keep you supplied 😁 5mo
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This photo makes it hard for me to crack this cover. Especially in my cushy, 1st world, latte drinking backyard. But I‘m going anyways because this is the world I live in and I‘m trying to wrap my arms and heart around it...💔

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Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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White truth! Ha ha ha ha!!!

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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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Got my tea, my guitar, and my Proust. Shaping up to be a good Sunday. 📖🤓❤️

Tamra I love that you have your kettle outside! I am thinking about replacing by stovetop kettle - what are the benefits of electric? 6mo
Simona Looks perfect❣️ 6mo
jveezer @Tamra it depends on what you want. But since I drink so much tea, I like a tea kettle that will hold the water at the temperature I need for a given tea. That way I can just keep steeping my leaves. 6mo
Tamra @jveezer that makes sense. I like that it takes the guess work out of temps. 6mo
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Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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Ha ha. I went past several of these before I noticed they were mosquitoes. Cool and apt text decoration. Looking forward to my first Zambian novel.

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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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Chocolate chip instead of madeleines but one does what one must when reading Proust...

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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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Seriously Moncrieff (top book)? “Moment of gratification?” This is why translation fascinates and often baffles me. You made me spend $25 to order the French version so I can see for myself what Proust actually wrote. I think I‘ll try Moncrieff‘s non-sequitur out on my lover next time and see how it flys. 🤤

Leftcoastzen Oh wow. 7mo
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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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...and on to the third volume of these new translations. Good to get back to Proust.

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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For me, the novel was so-so but the Thornwillow edition was great, so I made it a pick. If you love P&P, which I know many do, and you love physical books, you might want to pick up this Thornwillow Press edition before it sells out. Under $100 for a letterpress book? Yup.

jveezer Also, reviewed with more photos on my blog, The Whole Book Experience! 📖 🤓 ❤ 7mo
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My Struggle, Book Three | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Moms...or Dads is some cases. All parenting configurations are valid to me but I guess one‘s chances of having at least one like the mom above are better the more you have...I would be so sad if my kids cringed when I was around.

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My Struggle, Book Three | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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I‘m in the threes of the three big multi-volume works I‘m reading. Starting this one, just finished V3 of the Chin P‘ing Mei, and next is V3 of the new translations of In Search of Lost Time. Haha. Hope I live long enough to finish them. 😜📖📖📖😵

Leftcoastzen I‘m feeling that way about series now. Tick , tick , tick.I won‘t get everything read I would like to read in my lifetime, but I can try. 7mo
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Whew! Chapter 50. Am I halfway there yet? I‘m almost to the middle of this third volume of five. But I know V4 is even bigger and haven‘t seen V5 yet...📖📖😅📖📖📖😵

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The shift to outdoor reading, latte, cookie break has occurred...I guess you could say I‘m coming out in a way (pun intended, with all due respect to my trans friends)

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Traveling is still the oldest and most poetic form of higher education there is. Not traveling in some elite, upper class bubble, mind you, but really traveling.

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Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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The Arion Press edition is amazing (and is the OOP University of Texas Press edition). Check out the complete review on the blog.

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Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Shooting that sweet book porn for my upcoming review on The Whole Book Experience...👨🏽‍🎨📷

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The Big Book of Pussy | Dian Hanson
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Meriodoc Brandycat and what he thinks is his autobiography...

Leftcoastzen What a cute, floofy cat! 8mo
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