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10 Jan 2019, 3:25 pm

The stranger-Albert Camus



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10 Jan 2019, 6:07 pm

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The stranger-Albert Camus

Is that the one where the man is imprisoned for killing a Tunisian? Personally, I've only read that one, in English translation, and La Peste in the French, but Camus' French is a nightmare to make sense of.


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10 Jan 2019, 6:12 pm

Just finished "After Anna" by Alex Lake and "The choice" by Samantha King
both were exciting thrillers


Currently reading "Brother in the land" by Robert Swindells and "Stranger in the house" by Shari Lapena
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10 Jan 2019, 6:18 pm

David Griffiths - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics


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10 Jan 2019, 7:41 pm

"my new York marathon"


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11 Jan 2019, 1:10 am

Prometheus18 wrote:
AprilR wrote:
The stranger-Albert Camus

Is that the one where the man is imprisoned for killing a Tunisian? Personally, I've only read that one, in English translation, and La Peste in the French, but Camus' French is a nightmare to make sense of.


I've just began reading it so i'm not sure! It's going good for now, no murders hahah!



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11 Jan 2019, 8:05 am

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Dinsdale, Ann, et al. Charlotte Brontë : The Lost Manuscripts. West Yorkshire, United Kingdom: The Brontë Society, 2018.

LOST MANUSCRIPTS

I waited patiently for this publication and I'm finally starting to read! :heart:


^ Well ... that was disappointing! :(
This volume was tedious, disjointed, poorly edited and lacking in cohesion. I herald Ann-Marie Richardson's essay "Reinventing Heaven" regarding the influence of Henry Kirke-White's Clifton Grove on Wuthering Heights, but its relevance in a publication about Charlotte Brontë was slight. Overall, I was glad to finish the book if only to lay it aside.

Next!!

I'm starting Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life, Samantha Ellis (Penguin, Random House UK, 2017).
I'm not a fan of Anne's didactic prose but I'd like to read this bio. It's been quite well received with positive reviews.



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15 Jan 2019, 8:18 am

Collected short stories of Philip k. Dick



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15 Jan 2019, 1:55 pm

Fyodor Dostoevsky - House of the Dead


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16 Jan 2019, 6:33 pm

I just finished one of the most amazing biographies I've ever read in my life (Samantha Ellis on Anne Brontë), and I'm so gobsmacked I can't read any other Brontëana while I decompress.

I'm going to read the first two chapters of each of these books and see which to choose as a diversion.

#1 The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy (It's considered his finest, and his favourite).

#2 Adam Bede, George Eliot (I love her, but haven't read this).

#3 The Professor, Charlotte Brontë (This doesn't count as Brontëana since it's an actual novel).

I think I need a novel after such a great biography.

My contest begins now. Opinions are welcomed.



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16 Jan 2019, 8:08 pm

"unconventional warfare" , Chris Lynch

Danny manion got into fights

A judge ordered him jail or army

Army :skull:



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17 Jan 2019, 12:25 am

Thomas Mann - Der Tod in Venedig


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17 Jan 2019, 12:26 am

Benito Péres Galdón - Doña Perfecta


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17 Jan 2019, 12:27 am

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Benito Péres Galdón - Doña Perfecta


I picked The Woodlanders. I'll let you know what I think!



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17 Jan 2019, 12:58 am

I think the only Hardy I've ever read is Tess. I'm reading Galdón to improve my Spanish and Mann to consolidate my German (haven't read a German novel through for nearly two years now).


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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

Das Glück gehört denen, die sich selbst genügen. Denn alle äußeren Quellen des Glückes und Genusses sind, ihrer Natur nach, höchst unsicher, misslich, vergänglich und dem Zufall unterworfen.
- Arthur Schopenhauer