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review 2016-04-11 05:00
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Finally finished it after putting it down so many times over the last couple months or so. I did enjoy it and was enjoying it at the time but it's a heavy book for me personally, so I kept having to put it down. It ended the way I wanted it to. How she went about things some may not agree with, but I understand the why behind it. I watched the movie some years ago and decided to read the book when I saw it in the book store...Glad I picked it up. :-)

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text 2016-04-10 23:12
Reading progress update: I've read 368 out of 428 pages.
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Taking this weekend, #TBRTAKEDOWN 3.5, to try to finish the last bit of this book. With it ending at 11:59 and I'm on the east coast, I have to work a bit hard to get it done, especially with my son's friend over here. 

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text 2016-04-10 18:35
#TBRTakedown 3.5 day 3
Schachnovelle - Stefan Zweig

So this is the final day of #TBRTakedown! I made it through 3 books from my tbr, which is more than I had hoped for.

First, I finished Stormfront by Jim Butcher. I had only 80 pages left and this was a quick read. Suffice to say, I ordered book 2 right away.

Yesterday I read Danton's Death, a play by Georg Büchner. I wasn't blown away, but it was interesting to see what Büchner made of the subject, considering he was a revolutionary himself.

 

Today I made my way through Chess Story by Stefan Zweig. I was expecting a lot from it, having heard great things about this short novella. What's more, I adore Zweig's writing.

I'mso glad I finally read this. It deserves all the praise it gets - go read it.

 

I'll dip my toe into Alberto Manguel's A History of Reading next. So far, I've read 130 pages during the last months (!), despite it being very interesting. It must be due to its size: I own the illustrated hardcover edition, which is a bit hard to handle.

 

So the readathon comes to an end and I feel quite successful. I hope you had a great weekend. Which books did you read that you can recommend? I'd love to read your recommendations!

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text 2016-04-09 21:42
#TBRTakedown 3.5 day 2
Dantons Tod - Georg Büchner

Day 2 of the TBR Takedown readathon is almost over and I've managed to read a whole book off my TBR!

 

I made my way through Danton's Death by Georg Büchner, a play set during the French Revolution. It didn't grip me, I enjoyed the mostly original speeches by Robesspierre & Co., though. Also, Büchner's open construction of the drama make it more interesting, there are scenes involving random people talking about the revolution in one way or another.

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review 2016-01-12 22:04
slow getting in to
Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs

about the author:
Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres

book synopsis:In 1888 Lord and Lady Clayton sail from England but to West Africa and perish on a remote island. When their infant son is adopted by fanged, great anthropoid apes, he is Tarzan of the Apes. His intelligence and caring mother raise him to be king. Self-educated by his parents’ library, Tarzan rescues genteel Jane Porter from the perils of his jungle
my rating: 3 and half stars
challenges I use it for:
2016 Choose Your Own Challenge Challenge
read a classic that was published in 1912

Around The Year In 52 Books
. A book set in a different continent
The Life of a Book Addict
Reading Group Challenge 2016
12+4 alternates books

what did I think of it:
just finished it between reading it and listening to it on audio book at loyalbooks.com, it took some time to get in to it but I did like it , so I'll be reading book 2 when I can since I already own books 2-8 , have to rebuy this one since I kind of deleted by mistake .

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