What Book Did You Read Last Night??? (1 Viewer)

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Didn't read half the stuff on the reading lists in college. Now all I want to do is read but never have the time. There's probably some poetic justice in all of that.
 

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Unrelated question , has anyone ever read Frazer's The Golden Bough? I feel like I need a proper study guide or lecture series to help explain it to me because I never did classics and I haven't a clue what's being referenced 99% of the time. It's such a foundational text though that I feel like I should struggle through.
I read it 12 or so years ago and it was a slog. I am glad to have ticked it off the list but I didn’t have the background knowledge to really get much from it. I’ll probably read it again in the next 10 years.

Jonathan Strange is great!
 

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I read it 12 or so years ago and it was a slog. I am glad to have ticked it off the list but I didn’t have the background knowledge to really get much from it. I’ll probably read it again in the next 10 years.
Yeah this is it, I could force myself to read every word but it just seems like a waste of my time if I don't have something guiding me.
 

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Currently reading House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

mostly not enjoying this. But I'm too far into into to pack it in now. flit in and out of being into it and really not into it. Can't wait until I have the bloody thing finished.
 

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Started the year off slow with some reading fatigue, but this tiny book totally woke me up. Beautiful, beautiful writing.

 

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Unrelated, but after a year of some lazy ready (i read a decent amount , but nothing particularly challenging, new, or mindblowing), I'd love some out-of-the-box recommendations?

HMU.
 

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Unrelated, but after a year of some lazy ready (i read a decent amount , but nothing particularly challenging, new, or mindblowing), I'd love some out-of-the-box recommendations?

HMU.
Read the two mega-selling Erin Morgenstern books and let me know if they're actually any good
 

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I tried to read The Gift by Nabokov for my book club. I got two chapters in and admitted defeat. Turns out Russian meta-fiction isn't for me.
 

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I applaud you, because there are few authors out there I abhor more than Vladimir Nabokov.
 

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Just finished Night Boat to Tangier, utterly loved it, the dialogue was astounding
Ah fantastic, someone gave me that for Christmas. Also the book club in work which I've been avoiding up until now are doing it. Hmm

Just finishing Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel. Absolutely enthralled. Last part of the trilogy is out pretty soon I believe.
 

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