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Opinions and Musings on Books and Other Miscellanea
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is the fourth book on the TWEM list , the first one I have read before, and the first one I actually enjoyed instead of endured. I remember ADORING P&P before, I didn't see any fault in it at all. However, during this reading I was a bit more critical ...

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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
This is a book I thought for a long time I HAD read, and for some reason, I was sure that it's an easy read. Ha-ha-ha. No, I mean, it IS funny sometimes, but plowing through some dense 18-century satire is not an easy feat. Most of all, I'm just glad I'm in...

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Dewey's Readathon: Check-Ins
Hour 5 I've finished my first book - Gulliver's Travels . It means I've only read 58 pages, but man are they dense! I've also taken a 40-min nap (power naps are very effective for me!), drank one coffee, had dinner of spaghetti with pesto and olives and sna...

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Dewey's Readathon Opening Survey
It's here!!! I'm so excited! 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Brno, Czech Republic. It's 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. in this place, so I definitely plan to nap a bit at night! 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Finis...

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My Dewey's Readathon TBR Pile
No plans for the weekend, so I hope I'll be able to read for the whole duration of the Readathon , unless I fall asleep, of course :) Here's the pile I will be choosing from: The only reason it's so big is because there's no telling what mood will hit me, s...

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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan: Logic and Rhetoric Stage Inquiry
I've decided that I don't want to invest my time into reading the second part (Christiana's journey), as I've had enough preaching already in the first part. Bunyan is immensely irritating, and I think that reading the first part is more than enough to form...

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Don Quixote by Cervantes: Rhetoric-Stage Reading and Musings
Today I continue the analysis of D.Q. with the help of the rhetoric-stage questions in TWEM book. Again, analysis does not flow easily for me, but I've done my best :) Do you sympathize with the characters? Which ones? Why? I really relate to D.Q.'s desire ...

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Alif the Unseen by G.Willow Wilson (Review)
Title: Alif the Unseen Author: G.Willow Wilson First published:  2012 Add it: Goodreads , Amazon , Book Depository Rating: ★★★★☆ Since I started learning Arabic in summer, I'm trying to also learn more about the Middle East, because frankly speaking, my ign...

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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou (Review)
Title: Mom & Me & Mom Author: Maya Angelou First published:  2013 Add it: Goodreads , Amazon , Book Depository Rating: ★★☆☆☆ This is the last pick for Our Shared Shelf reading group organized by Emma Watson. I've enjoyed reading along with the community bec...

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 12th
In an effort to staying more organized in my reading, I've decided to join the Monday party of updates hosted at Book Date . Monday update posts are my favorite in a blog update feed - I love peeking at what everybody around is reading - it's like creepily ...
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