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#1721 biporderline

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 02:00 PM

Right now I am reading the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I’ve gotten into classics recently!
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Posted 03 January 2021 - 12:55 PM

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
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Posted 03 January 2021 - 10:28 PM

Just started: After you'd gone, Maggie O'Farrell .

----I think I'm going to love it.

 

Just Finished: T'Was the Nightshift before Christmas. Adam Kay. 

----I read this is going to hurt earlier in the year and this is just an extension it's a great mix of serious and comic. 


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 09:47 AM

Currently reading The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector. Not so thrilled by it I don't find it too captivating a novel though I bought her complete stories and another novel. So, I think I'll have to keep reading her in order to actually appreciate her tone and style of writing which I don't find to accessible. 

 

After I'm finished I'll start reading The Sailor from Gibraltar by Marguerite Duras, it's a lot longer than I thought it would be but I've read so many of her books and I figure this will be pretty enjoyable to breeze through.  


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 02:30 PM

currently reading 2 books:

Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
Women Who Run With the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estés

its hard for me to read a lot while also keeping up with university but my 2021 goal is to try and read a little bit each day :)
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Posted 07 January 2021 - 04:55 PM

Currently reading The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector. Not so thrilled by it I don't find it too captivating a novel though I bought her complete stories and another novel. So, I think I'll have to keep reading her in order to actually appreciate her tone and style of writing which I don't find to accessible. 
 
After I'm finished I'll start reading The Sailor from Gibraltar by Marguerite Duras, it's a lot longer than I thought it would be but I've read so many of her books and I figure this will be pretty enjoyable to breeze through.


I've recently finished reading "Near to the Wild Heart" by Clarice Lispector and I can't decide if I liked this book or not :D I like how visual her writing is but sometimes there's too much vagueness.

And if you liked Marguerite Duras could you recommend her books that you liked? I read "The Vice-consul" and it really wasn't for me but probably I should giver her another go.

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 04:39 AM

about to start reading man and his symbols by carl jung, i bought it on an impulse but i'm really hoping i can finish a whole book for a change


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 01:27 PM

I've recently finished reading "Near to the Wild Heart" by Clarice Lispector and I can't decide if I liked this book or not :D I like how visual her writing is but sometimes there's too much vagueness.

And if you liked Marguerite Duras could you recommend her books that you liked? I read "The Vice-consul" and it really wasn't for me but probably I should giver her another go.


I’m going to read Near to the Wild Heart for sure! In fact I ordered it and it should arrive next week. I’m willing to give her a go, GH maybe wasn’t the best to begin with.

I’m reading The Sailor from Gibraltar now, and I LOVE it so far! Would highly recommend. It’s so cool to meet another Duras-lover. I really enjoyed The Ravishing of Lol Stein (made me cry) and Emily L. Practicalities is also worth checking out. Destroy, She Said was probably the only book by her I couldn’t get into or make any sense of but it was so long ago that I read it so I’m tempted to give it another go
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Posted 08 January 2021 - 03:53 PM

How Dead Languages Work by Coulter H. George

I'm only just past the intro.



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Posted 09 January 2021 - 10:01 PM

beloved by Toni Morrison. I loveeee


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 05:27 PM

Tidewater by Libbie hawker

It is an novel about Pocahontas and John Smith



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 12:38 PM

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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Posted 27 January 2021 - 12:49 PM

The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald. It's unlike anything else I've ever read.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 04:23 AM

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. Only 100 pages in but I like it so far.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 04:26 AM

beloved by Toni Morrison. I loveeee

 

I read it last year and I'm still not over it. It was so beautiful and so heartbreaking. I really want to read it again one of these days but I don't know if I want to go through all the pain again. :(


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Posted 04 February 2021 - 07:51 AM

The book is called Fed. It's about two sisters. The skinny sister shares with the other sister her skinny secrets. It's also a love story, and has it's funny moments. It's meant to be thought provoking.

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Posted 05 February 2021 - 02:47 AM

I started reading Bad News by Edward St Aubyn this morning and I love it! Probably get it finished today because honestly what else is there to do? It is really good tho! It's the second of the Patrick Melrose novels. They are quite dark though
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Posted 05 February 2021 - 08:57 AM

American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Ngl, I am not loving it yet.. I'm over halfway through (its like 700 pages) and well nothing much has happened, the extent of what has happened could've been written in 100 not 400 pages tbh. 

 

Anywayyy I read 20 books Jan so the fact I've been reading this book for like 5 days now is killing me lol.


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Posted 05 February 2021 - 11:17 AM

I just finished The Lovely Bones and I actually really enjoyed it. I re-watched the movie after about a decade and I was really disappointed.



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Posted 05 February 2021 - 11:18 AM

I read it a couple of years before I saw the movie. It's true about what they say. The book is always better.
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