Friday, 16 April 2021

Book beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56

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It is some time since I posted here on two of my favourite memes or challenges, but now it is time. I recently read W. Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence which I found wonderful. These memes are hosted by Rose City Reader and Freda's Voice.


Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader

I confess that when First I made acquaintance with Charles Strickland I never for a moment discerned that there was in him anything out of the ordinary.


The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

I had said all I had to say on the subject that had brought me to Paris, and though I felt it din a manner treacherous to Mrs. Strickland not to pursue it, I could not struggle against his indifference. It requires the feminine temperament to repeat the same thing three times with unabated zest. 

Do we discern a little bit of sexism in the last sentence?

A wonderful book, my review under link above. 

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    1. It was. I was surprised over how much I liked it. Not as magical as your book, but a magical life in another sense.

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  2. I am glad you enjoyed The Moon and Sixpence--and I enjoyed your review (thank you!). I haven't read Maugham before. I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I am happy you enjoyed the view. You will probably also enjoy the book, it was a surprisingly good read.
      My weekend was fine, quiet. Hope yours were too.

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  3. I feel like Charles Strickland is a name I've heard before.... Happy weekend!

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    1. Funny, I had the same feeling when I started reading the book. I thought I might have started it once before, but can't remember.

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  4. The Moon and Sixpence seems interesting. I also read your review for it, which was a great in-depth look at the book. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it was a surprisingly good read.

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