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Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom! New York: Random House, 1972. The name Cunningham is written in all caps on the side of this book. Other than that, I know nothing about its history. It has a round, savory, buttery scent with hints of cigar and caramel. There is also a hint of campfire, which intensifies if you bury your nose in the book and breath deep (I read this while camping, so that smell might have been my doing). As you keep sniffing near the spine, notes of pine and freshly mown grass also appear. I've been on a Southern literature kick lately, largely due to my participation in a book club made up of me and two people named Rebecca. This is a daunting read (a strange choice for a book club), but it's well worth it if you've got time and like horrific realizations about humanity. #literature #booksmells #booklovers #books #bookstagram #williamfaulkner #faulkner #absalomabsalom #americanlit #southernliterature #southerngothic
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nofutureparttwo : my favorite 😍
_bliv : Is there an application process for this book club?
book_smells : @lastxsamurai shucks, thank you!
book_smells : @nofutureparttwo it is pretty astounding, isn't it?
chaseknuts : Haha this such a hilarious ig account; also, you provide such an acuity to classic and contemporary literature. Keep it up. Lol
rebecca_parks : Yup! Finally pulled myself away from Cather to start working on it 👍
book_smells : @chaseknuts thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying my smelling.
book_smells : @rebecca_parks rad.😎
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AP bio homework and "their eyes were watching God". #CHSprobs #homework #summerwork #multitasking #americanlit #apbio #biology
cisco.garcia : I'm looking for a new business partner, you seem like someone i'd like to collaborate with. would you be into that? DM if you are, have a good one.
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#batteredbooks #mostlovedbooks #handmedown #frommydad #ontheroad #jackkerouac #kerouac #postmodernism #literature #goodreads #workinghardorhardlyworking 💊💉🚬📕✒️📚📖✌️👍☺️
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rapunzel907 : #books #reading #ilovetoread #classics #americanlit
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irenealmighty : Love this! Just read Big Sur!
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scottiefitz : Junot Diaz is on the reading list for the one legitimate class I'm taking. Shoot me now.
scottiefitz : #americanlit #chapmanu #mastersdegree #english #perpetualstudent
ashleyaway : Such a good play
carlyhunter2 : Hahaha at least you will be in class with me and Hunter! We can suffer through it together!
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"'He Rises!'--Captain Ahab's Exclamation as Moby Dick Breaches" #literature #americanlit #melville #captahab #captainahab #selfie #selfies #selfienation #shamelessselefie #paulewing #zvuchno
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kimcollver : LOL
zvuchno : @kimcollver, 🐳🐳🐳
photonrecorder : You need a periscope in that hat Paul!
swanlake3 : Great shot 😀
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"'Hast Thou Seen The Great White Whale?' Asked Captain Ahab" #whaling #literature #melville #americanlit #legend #selfie #selfietime #selfienation #shamelessselefie #paulewing #me #zvuchno
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elena_ivch : 😀😀😀
zvuchno : @elena_ivch 🐋🐋🐋
kimcollver : Hilarious
zvuchno : @kimcollver, that comment while get you five whales 🐋🐋🐋🐋🐋
photonrecorder : "Dreams of Nantucket while you sit in that bucket" 😂
swanlake3 : So cool 🐳
zvuchno : @photonrecorder, that will get you 1 whale! 🐋
zvuchno : @swanlake3 Thanks! 🐳
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Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991. I think I got this book at a thrift store, but it previously belonged to some high school where Julio Trinidad, Carlos Altamirado, and other students read it (their names are written in the front in one of those high school class book check-out tables). The dominant scent in this one is Hershey's milk chocolate fresh out of the package. There is also something a bit spicy in the background, like something between ginger and pre-ground black pepper. Sniffing deep in the inside reveals subtle hints of vanilla and newspaper. Love it or hate it, you should probably read this book. It seems to come up in discussions (usually heated) all the time. Once a friend and I met a stranger on the subway in New York who informed us that Holden Caulfield "was kind of just being a little bitch the whole time," which, sexist language aside, may be a fair criticism. #literature #booksmells #booklovers #books #bookstagram #thecatcherintherye #jdsalinger #teenageangst #holdencaulfield #americanlit
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book_smells : @where_stories_come_alive Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying my smelly posting. You may absolutely give me a shoutout, thanks! 😃
book_smells : @kelseyrae I know, right?
this_minds_unrest : I think I have to give this book another try. I was disappointed when I read it. It wasn't as great as I'd hoped :/
where_stories_come_alive : Okay! Ill do it in the morning! I promise!😊📚
book_smells : @this_minds_unrest a lot of people whose opinions I respect really don't like this book, so it's okay if you don't. It's just a polarizing novel.
sarahglabb : Catcher in the Rye is a favorite of mine even when I'm not quite what it means. I think I do understand a little when it comes for myself....you know what I mean? Haha
book_smells : @sarahglabb it's a pretty good one, though I do understand those who get frustrated with it.
whitherwanderthee : I have the paperback version. Same cover :)
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best thing to personalize a copy of huckleberry finn from a former teacher/mentor #americanlit #portsmouth #usa
candrade513 : #rockstar
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Happy birthday, Hemingway! Appropriately beginning this next book in my summer reading list today. #fictionmatters #englishteacher #hemingway #afarewelltoarms #americanlit #summerreading #lessonplanning
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fictionmatters : #belatedauthorbirthday
archimedes_bookshelf : Me too! 😀
zibagomes : Love this book!!😊📖💖
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Levine, Philip. What Work Is. New York: Knopf, 1991. I haven't done many contemporary writers, nor have I done much poetry for my #booksmells project, but here's a good one from my university's library. It smells fresh and green and almost herbal at first, with notes of sage and parsley. With a little more flipping and sniffing, it gets a little bit mildewy. A sniff at the spine of the book gives a smell of mechanical pencil lead and the pollen smells of early summer. A strange and complex smell. If you're not sure how to get into contemporary poetry, I highly recommend reading Philip Levine. In this book, he's gritty and straightforward and pretty heartbreaking. #literature #booklovers #books #bookstagram #library #poetry #americanlit #philiplevine #whatworkis
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carolina.deoliveira : I love this. What college do u go to @book_smells ?
book_smells : @carolina.deoliveira thanks! I'm at the University of Portland.
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#MotivationMonday What is your favorite novel on traveling? #studyabroad #travelabroad #passport #expedite #visa #JackKerouac #ontheroad #americanlit #travel #adventure #OPE #PSA
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Exploring the relationship between journalism, civic storytelling and America's dispossessed. #Algren #documentary #americanlit #Chicago #America
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#BookadayUK July 21st: The novel you expected to hate, but turned out you loved. Reposting this sweet photo from @brittyleanna for Cormac McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses. I wasn't sure about the title. 😁 But the writing was masterful from the first ever line. McCarthy is one of those authors who has truly ruined me for lesser ones. Btw, the audiobook is great as well. #bestfirstlines #cormacmccarthy #alltheprettyhorses #thebordertrilogy #americanlit #americanauthors #literature #greatbooks #westerns #americanwest #bibliophile #bookworm #bookstagram
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lucyvhornsby : @leonardashleigh I hate having to buy Norton anthologies 😭 so expensive
leonardashleigh : @lucyvhornsby I know, and most of the year the get used as door stops! I'm not looking forward to carrying it around.
lucyvhornsby : @leonardashleigh I had two last year and had to take both in on a Thursday and I swear they've damaged my back
taylalouiserees : Urghhh beloved is fucking awful! Glad I dropped English!
leonardashleigh : @lucyvhornsby I only had one last year which I was grateful for but I do not envy you for that! It properly has damaged you!!
leonardashleigh : @taylalouiserees great something to look forward to!
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lovelymofo : Claustrophobic, the ceilings are too low!
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Actually, an accurate description of where I've been at in the songwriting process of one of the new tunes. #poltergeist #burroughs #junky #quotes #americanlit
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Some more #textbooks and #books to study…and #Dune I couldn’t resist.😋📚👌 #bookhaul #bookporn #nerd #history #nonfiction #americanlit #literature #classics #kurtvonnegut #scifi #Iliad #homer #sherlock #bbcbooks #thesignoffour #frankherbert #poetry #breakfastofchampions #contemporarylit
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ravalriddhi : do u have any space left in ur room other than books
ravalriddhi : lol
theskepticalreaderslibrary : @ravalriddhi not right now…no😋 but I sold a lot of my old books and I have a whole stack that I'm selling next. I also need like 6/7 books for each class so…can’t help these packages…😋😜
kineticmemories : Is that translation of the Iliad good?
theskepticalreaderslibrary : I’ve heard it’s pretty good. Most say that it's harder to interpret (though that's the case with any translation when it comes to the Iliad) but it stay as close to the original Greek as possible. I was also recommended Robert Fagles’ translation for an easier read but I preferred something that still retains as much of the originality as possible.😋
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Summer time and the livin's easy... LOL JK NOT REALLY😭😶💻📝 although I am happy with my grades right now!😊 I need some quality beach time though. I'm like a vampire with these night/online classes! #summerclasses #Biology #AmericanLit #Ineedavacation #Ineedatan #Imavampire... #insideALWAYS
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"From thence our kind hard-hearted is, enduring pain and care, approving that our bodies of a stony nature are" #HenryDavidThoreau #AmericanLit #Procrastinator
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"The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung." -Melville, Moby Dick #theruinofAhab #americanlit #greatsummerreads
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carolyu888 : Nice cattails😂😂😂
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hunteraiken : FIRST
jewellgirl3 : @hunteraiken SO PROUD
rebekka_dizdar : This is adorable! I miss you @jewellgirl3
jewellgirl3 : @rebekka_dizdar I miss you too!!
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#BookadayUK July 17th: Novel which surprised you most. I had my doubts at first - a thousand pages around a cowboy bromance? And Westerns aren't my cup of tea. I was WAY wrong. This is Larry McMurtry, after all. It blew my socks off. It's just that good. #lonesomedove #larrymcmurtry #greatbooks #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookworm #americanwest #americanlit #pulitzer #pulitzerprize
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"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you feel like it. That doesn't happen much, though." [Happy 63rd birthday, Catcher in the Rye! 😜] #JDSalinger#CatcherintheRye#HoldenCaulfield#classiclit#teen#angst#books#coffee#bookoftheday#bookquotes#reader#booklover#Americanlit#bookish#birthday
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abe_ : All this picture needs is a shoefie and it would be pure sex 😏
xtinesinferno : @irwino - you will forever be connected to this book in my memory! Is it still one of your least favorite "classics"? 😉👊
xtinesinferno : Agreed! 💙 @brittany_mahon
xtinesinferno : 😳🙈👟 @abe_
catattackx : I have a Catcher tattoo 💛
xtinesinferno : That's awesome!!! @catattackx What is it? Checkers?! 😉
irwino : @xtinesinferno you know it is! Holden is a selfish, whiny, affluent white man with the biggest case of first world problems I've ever heard.
xtinesinferno : Must be why I like him so much. 😉 #somanyfwps #angstyasfuck @irwino
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