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Vladimir Nabokov
Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing...

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Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Crime & Punishment, by Fjodor Dostojevski

The Prince, by Niccoló Machiavelli

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Finished We Were The Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter. Very good read!

Now I'm reading Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, and am very excited after all the hype it gets on here!

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the Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris enjoyed this one. Not the most in depth story about war but a touching one nonetheless.

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov a truly beautifully written book with a rather worrying plot.

Artemis, by Andy Weir Haven't read the martian but have seen the movie and enjoyed it. Got this purley on that alone. It was a fun quick story. Nothing too special. Feels like its begging for a movie to be made. I think i would have enjoyed the martian more. Will have to read it to find out.

just started

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick only tree chapters in but so far really enjoying it.

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On vacation last week I was able to finish:

When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro. The 4th of his books I’ve read so far, and I loved it.

I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov I don’t usually read of lot of hardcore sci-fi so this was an awesome foray into the genre. Loved all the logic around the three laws. Will definitely be reading the whole series.

Currently reading:

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov just started this one and it is both beautiful and disturbing.

Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder still chugging along on this one. While it’s very interesting and inspiring, I have it in a hard copy instead of Kindle, so it doesn’t travel with me and is a little slower going.

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I finished Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov earlier this week.

It was a hell of a ride. Such a horrible book to read because of its subject matter. Being unsure of the true intentions and full extent of what was going on because the narration was that of an unreliable nut job with a fantasy for young girls, made it a challenge and parts made me put it down and walk away for a breath. It was a great book, the story telling is written in an almost poetic nature. I can really see why it’s so high on a lot of people’s lists.

Have started the third book in The Tomorrow Series tonight just for a bit of a lighthearted easy reading.

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Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

I felt weird loving this book, but I loved it. It was creepy. It was funny. And it felt genuine. I enjoyed the adventurous style of story it became, where a lot of it took place all over the US. And I’m glad it portrayed how dark his actions were and how they affected and ruined other lives, rather than it just being a love story from a psychotic point of view.

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Finished Rabbit Redux, by John Updike and started Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. Hope to start The Witches of Eastwick, by John Updike later this week

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Carrie, by Stephen King

In general i liked it well enough, i thought it was a smart choice to not only give us the pov of carrie but also that of other people during the time and later on (as in books about the incident, scientific work, etc)
It's basically a coming of age story and comes with the usual themes but also touches on religion and obsession, nothing too deep though. King's prose is fine, nothing outstanding.
Goodread's rating: 3/5

Salem's lot, by Stephen King

I really liked the buildup in this novel, king is good at slowly building the characters here and teasing the mystery and myths about the marsten house and its past and current inhabitants.
A big problem here though is that there are simply too many characters and some of them are rather dull and you just want to read about something else. In general the book is a good 150-200 pages too long, indulging in too many descriptions which were meant to set the mood but ultimately work against it.
There definitely are creepy parts and i enjoyed those, but when it comes to the actual climaxes i didn't feel too immersed.

The Unconsoled, by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is my 2nd ishiguro (first was "the buried giant") and i quite enjoyed it, so far my favorite of his. In this story we follow mr ryder a famous pianist who travels into a city to hold a concert there. He also has appointments with severl citizen groups and interviewers, etc, all pretty staight forward. What makes this novel special is the execution of it, it's handled as if in a dream, everything is rather surreal and causality doesn't seem to exist, at least not at all times. This manifests itself in time and space not functioning like you would assume, memories and pasts being different throughout, people being indulgent in their talking points and wasting time that way, ryder sometimes being omniscient, etc.
In essence, the story and narrative itself doesn't really matter all too much, what matters are the little meetings ryder has with the people we learn about, their struggles and the execution of it all. It is humorous at places, very sad at others, but ishiguro manages to bring all these reactions together rather beautifully.
This is a book about lost opportunities, about disappointment, about coming to terms with reality instead of trying to forget the past. Go and read it.

4/5 (possibly 5/5, need to think about it a little more)


Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Cannot really say much about it yet, literally just started today but this will be my first nabokov and i am looking forward to beautiful prose and a hopefully multilayered and sophisticated view of the mental illness the main character possesses

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu

This is a short story collection and so far i liked all of them (obviously some are better than others), they vary from scifi to fantasy and oftentimes have a strong link to asian myths and folklore.

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Finished reading Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov and The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran; just getting started on Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, by Tom Robbins

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I just finished Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, which made me sad. So, clearly the next logical step is to start reading House of the Dead, by Fryodor Dostoevsky.

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I finished reading Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, I enjoyed the book.

It was an interesting reading experience, considering, while seeming mild mannered, the character you are taking the journey with is a terrible person and kind of an unreliable narrator at times.

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Started Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov last week when I finished my last book. I'm enjoying it so far. Several very creepy parts already, and I'm not that far in so I expect it to get much worse later on

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I'm in a reading lull and taking my sweet time reading Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. It is fantastic and an amazing read, but creepy and dark at the same time.

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Still reading Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. I finished Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov a few days ago (my estimate was correct!). I'm going to pick up something else this week, but I'm not sure what. Right now I'm chilling.

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Just finished The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. Really enjoyed it and would suggest it.

Now to finish the last hundred or so pages of Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

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Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

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Last week I finished Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov and yesterday I started reading Lady Oracle, by Margaret Atwood

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Still reading Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. My free time has been taken by the new assassin's creed game and it'll probably be taken by red dead 2 as well, so I probably won't get a ton of reading done in the next few months, lol.

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About halfway through Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov now. Still very interesting and very creepy.

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Finished Landline, by Rainbow Rowell It was okay.

Started and finished Keeping Faith, by Jodi Picoult Really loved this one, could not put it down.

Started and finished Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection, by Sarah Andersen Perfection.

Currently reading Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov It's going well.

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Picked up The Running Man, by Stephen King after a long reading hiatus, and was able to finish it in two days. It was nicely paced, and got me out of a small depressive episode. After that I re-read Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. It was just as intense as the first read-through.

I'm currently reading Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell.

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Finished Even cowgirls get the blues, by Tom Robbins

Started Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to finish or not. Is it worth it?

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I have just recently finished reading The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal -- it was an incredibly interesting read that really did change my perspective on not only stress, but how to use mindsets to my advantage.

I'm about halfway through The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett and am absolutely loving it. I missed the boat on this series, and am enjoying it so much.

Once I get a good way through that, I plan to start on either Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov or A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. I 100% missed the boat on that one, too, but am excited to start that journey!

Happy reading, friends!

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Still working through Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. I'm benching the others I'd dabbled in last week to pick up Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, which I remember enjoying as a teenager (when I was focused heavily on the prose) but now am having a lot of trouble stomaching. But I'm tearing through it and should be done in two more days.

Earlier this week I read White Nights, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, which was beautiful and pretty painful. I love his ability to express these universal pains so relatably, without ever sacrificing depth or authenticity. I'm going to read Tales from the Underground next, and then dive into the big stuff. But the latter can wait until after IJ.

Reading is amazing.

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I’m finishing One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

I bought Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Pinball, 1973 and Hear the Wind Sing both by Haruki Murakami

I think I’ll start with Lolita sometime this week.

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I finished The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams a few days ago. It was really interesting and I'll use it in my life more than most nonfiction. Lots of intros to the early research people are doing on the effect nature has on us and our health emotionally, mentally, and physically. Maybe in 15 years there'll be a better understanding of it all but it's clear that spending time in nature is good for most of us in many ways, especially those of us that live in cities (the majority of humans as of a few years ago) and children/adolescents. People with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and ADHD (probably many other mental issues too) could do with more nature as well.

I am probably going to finish Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi this week and will continue with Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.

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I finished Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov and Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi last week. I liked both but neither are going into a favorites list of mine. I thought Persepolis was going to be a little more analytical about the Iranian Islamic Revolution but I guess that wasn't really the point of the book. Lolita had some great passages and the more introspective sections near the end were nice to see.

Started Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson and have liked it so far. The first few chapters seem heavy on parody of cyberpunk but I'm not sure if it's intentional or not. It's gotten a little more serious where I'm at and I like that more.

Will also likely start The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan this week. Looking forward to it since I've enjoyed listening to Sagan in old videos and reading his Cosmos book.

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Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Decline and Fall, by Evelyn Waugh

The Black Moon, by Winston Graham