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    Having read the two introductions (two! plus a foreword!), going in I knew I could safely assume that (1) Virginia Woolf was brilliant, (2) Virginia Woolf was bonkers, and (3) Mrs Dalloway going to be a really heavy read. It's a "stream of consciousness" suitable for white water rafting... #mrsdalloway #bookreview #virginiawoolf

    Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

    Having read the two introductions (two! plus a foreword!), going in I knew I could safely assume that (1) Virginia Woolf was brilliant, (2) Virginia Woolf was bonkers, and (3) Mrs Dalloway going to be a really heavy read. It's a "stream of consciousness" suitable for white water rafting... #mrsdalloway #bookreview #virginiawoolf

    Having read the two introductions (two! plus a foreword!), going in I knew I could safely assume that (1) Virginia Woolf was brilliant, (2) Virginia Woolf was bonkers, and (3) Mrs Dalloway going to be a really heavy read. It's a "stream of consciousness" suitable for white water rafting... #mrsdalloway #feminist #modernist

    Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

    Having read the two introductions (two! plus a foreword!), going in I knew I could safely assume that (1) Virginia Woolf was brilliant, (2) Virginia Woolf was bonkers, and (3) Mrs Dalloway going to be a really heavy read. It's a "stream of consciousness" suitable for white water rafting... #mrsdalloway #feminist #modernist

    I'm not gonna lie: The Book Thief starts out pretty heavy. Turns out, it's narrated by Death (how post-modern!). Death tells us we're in Nazi Germany, it's cold as balls, a kid dies on a train, and his mother and sister have to bury him quick smart... #thebookthief #markuszusak #bookreview

    The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

    I'm not gonna lie: The Book Thief starts out pretty heavy. Turns out, it's narrated by Death (how post-modern!). Death tells us we're in Nazi Germany, it's cold as balls, a kid dies on a train, and his mother and sister have to bury him quick smart... #thebookthief #markuszusak #bookreview

    The premise of Lady Chatterley's Lover is so promising: Lady C is trapped in a sexless marriage, and (at her husband's prodding) goes about finding other ways to keep herself entertained. Sir Hubby wants her to get knocked up, so there's someone to care for all the trees after he dies (as good a reason as any)... #ladychatterleyslover #dhlawrence #bookreview

    Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence

    The premise of Lady Chatterley's Lover is so promising: Lady C is trapped in a sexless marriage, and (at her husband's prodding) goes about finding other ways to keep herself entertained. Sir Hubby wants her to get knocked up, so there's someone to care for all the trees after he dies (as good a reason as any)... #ladychatterleyslover #dhlawrence #bookreview

    So, a 16-year-old girl living in the bush writes a story about a 16-year-old girl living in the bush: shocker. The opening chapters could be summarised as "I have no time for romance, and this book is all about me, so strap in!". Franklin captures the mind of a teenaged girl (Sybylla) perfectly, but... #mybrilliantcareer #bookreview #milesfranklin

    My Brilliant Career - Miles Franklin

    So, a 16-year-old girl living in the bush writes a story about a 16-year-old girl living in the bush: shocker. The opening chapters could be summarised as "I have no time for romance, and this book is all about me, so strap in!". Franklin captures the mind of a teenaged girl (Sybylla) perfectly, but... #mybrilliantcareer #bookreview #milesfranklin

    No one could ever accuse Capote of not putting in the hours: the masochist spent six years researching and interviewing and generally sticking his nose where it didn't belong, taking literally 8,000 pages of notes, before finally sitting down to write In Cold Blood. Yeah, it's one of the highest-selling... #incoldblood #trumancapote #bookreview

    In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

    No one could ever accuse Capote of not putting in the hours: the masochist spent six years researching and interviewing and generally sticking his nose where it didn't belong, taking literally 8,000 pages of notes, before finally sitting down to write In Cold Blood. Yeah, it's one of the highest-selling... #incoldblood #trumancapote #bookreview

    The Catcher in the Rye is mostly internal monologue - not a whole lot of plot. You just follow this wayward kid around New York for a few days while he drinks and smokes himself into oblivion (and chickens out of losing his virginity to a prostitute). You find out, on the final page... #thecatcherintherye #bookreview #jdsalinger

    The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger

    The Catcher in the Rye is mostly internal monologue - not a whole lot of plot. You just follow this wayward kid around New York for a few days while he drinks and smokes himself into oblivion (and chickens out of losing his virginity to a prostitute). You find out, on the final page... #thecatcherintherye #bookreview #jdsalinger

    "Let's see how many ways Hawthorne can show and tell us that he hates the Puritans!". I was expecting The Scarlet Letter to be some kind of statement on the oppression of female sexuality, or at the very least a "romance" as the cover page styled it. In reality, it's a 300-page rant about how much the Puritans suck... #thescarletletter #bookreview #nathanielhawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "Let's see how many ways Hawthorne can show and tell us that he hates the Puritans!". I was expecting The Scarlet Letter to be some kind of statement on the oppression of female sexuality, or at the very least a "romance" as the cover page styled it. In reality, it's a 300-page rant about how much the Puritans suck... #thescarletletter #bookreview #nathanielhawthorne

    David Copperfield is a long book, don't get me wrong, but I devoured the bloody thing like a drunk woman eating a kebab. Every word is purposeful, every character is a delectable caricature, every element of the story is consistent and compelling, and every emotion beautifully captured and rendered. The story... #davidcopperfield #bookreview #charlesdickens

    David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

    David Copperfield is a long book, don't get me wrong, but I devoured the bloody thing like a drunk woman eating a kebab. Every word is purposeful, every character is a delectable caricature, every element of the story is consistent and compelling, and every emotion beautifully captured and rendered. The story... #davidcopperfield #bookreview #charlesdickens

    Vanity Fair is "a novel without a hero", set during the Napoleonic wars. It was originally published as a 19-volume serial 1847-1848, and boy, does it show. The first couple hundred pages were amazing. I loved the strong, sassy women holding their own among the sooky 19th century fuck-boys. Things started to get bleak- #vanityfair #bookreview #williamthackeray

    Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

    Vanity Fair is "a novel without a hero", set during the Napoleonic wars. It was originally published as a 19-volume serial 1847-1848, and boy, does it show. The first couple hundred pages were amazing. I loved the strong, sassy women holding their own among the sooky 19th century fuck-boys. Things started to get bleak- #vanityfair #bookreview #williamthackeray

    In a post-apocalyptic North America, a wealthy evil dictator makes each of the poverty-stricken districts surrounding a luxe capital supply a boy and girl once a year to fight to the death in a reality TV show called The Hunger Games... #thehungergames #bookreview #suzannecollins

    The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

    In a post-apocalyptic North America, a wealthy evil dictator makes each of the poverty-stricken districts surrounding a luxe capital supply a boy and girl once a year to fight to the death in a reality TV show called The Hunger Games... #thehungergames #bookreview #suzannecollins

    Taking inspiration from a game I've seen on Twitter, I'm going to describe 10 Keeping Up With The Penguins books in a single sentence. If you can't be bothered to read the reviews in full, consider this your complete "tl;dr" summary guide. Here are my one-sentence reviews...

    Describe A Book In A Single Sentence

    Taking inspiration from a game I've seen on Twitter, I'm going to describe 10 Keeping Up With The Penguins books in a single sentence. If you can't be bothered to read the reviews in full, consider this your complete "tl;dr" summary guide. Here are my one-sentence reviews...

    Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to pick up your freebie Classics Reading Guide from Keeping Up With The Penguins! Click through now to get it while you can! #booklover #bookrecommendation #classicliterature

    Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to pick up your freebie Classics Reading Guide from Keeping Up With The Penguins! Click through now to get it while you can! #booklover #bookrecommendation #classicliterature

    Each year, members of the Dymocks Booklovers loyalty club cast their votes for the Top 101 books of the year. This list is typically varied, covering everything from classics to contemporary to cook-books. Last week, Dymocks announced the Top 101 books for 2018. There are a few favourites, a few surprises, and...

    What Do We Think Of The Dymocks 101 For 2018?

    Each year, members of the Dymocks Booklovers loyalty club cast their votes for the Top 101 books of the year. This list is typically varied, covering everything from classics to contemporary to cook-books. Last week, Dymocks announced the Top 101 books for 2018. There are a few favourites, a few surprises, and...

    #marchreadingstack #bookreviews #recommendedbooks

    #marchreadingstack #bookreviews #recommendedbooks

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