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simonandschuster

We're soaking up the last days of summer while we can! What's next on your summer reading list? ☀️ #BookCation . . . . Sailing Lessons by Hannah McKinnon (@hannahmckinnonwrites) Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) Quicksand by @stevetoltz Still Mine by @amystuartwriter! The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert (@aereichert) . . . @atriabooks @gallerybooks @scribnerbooks @simonbooks @touchstonebooks #SailingLessons #HannahMcKinnon #MrsFletcher #TomPerrotta #PlayingWithMatches #HannahOrenstein #Quicksand #SteveToltz #StillMine #AmyStuart #TheOptimistsGuideToLettingGo #AmyEReichert #beachread #beachreads #summerreads #summerreading #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookworm #booklover #bookish #booknerd #currentlyreading #reading

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. با چوب‌های پوسیده نمی‌شود قایق ساخت. با افکار پوسیده هم نمی‌توان جامعه را ساخت . کارل پوپر . پ‌ن: همدم و هم‌صحبت این روزها. جز از کل /استیو تولتز #dayyer #beach #stevetoltz

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sepideh_tfz

You experience life alone, you can be as intimate with another as much as you like, but there has to be always a part of you and your existence that is incommunicable; you die alone, the experience is yours alone, you might have a dozen spectators who love you, but your isolation, from birth to death, is never fully penetrated. #exist #graffiti #afractionofthewhole #stevetoltz #wisdom #quotes #booklover #everydaytehran

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roanck

“as big and rangy as australia.” definitely one of my top 3 books. i judged & bought this r20 one for the cover. (if anyone wants a copy, slide into my dm’s - i don’t know if that’s a sexual thing?!) #afractionofawhole #stevetoltz

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places_and_books

"He pointed the gun at me. Then he looked up at my hand and tilted his head slightly. " - Journey," he said. I had forgotten I was still holding the book. " - Céline," I said back in a whisper. " - I love that book." " - I'm only halfway through." " - Have you got to the point where --" " - Hey, kill me, but don't tell me the end!" Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole 📚 🤣 So the books in the pic are the ones that will be won in my GIVEAWAY (see Sunday's post for all the details). To recap the prize options are: 📚 👧 A. The gals. Virginia Woolf, Orlando; Deborah Levy, the Cost of Living; A Short History of Tractors in the Ukraine. ❤ Woolf's Orlando is a remarkable and ground breaking story with a lead character that lives hundreds of years, starts as male and ends as female. 😮 📚 🧒 B. The guys. Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole; Alain-Fournier, The Grand Meaulnes. 💚 Toltz is one of my favourite authors. His prose is like a like a bombardment, his dialogue sparkling and witty, and his plotting always unpredictable. #recommended 📚 🤦‍♂️ C. The penguin poets. William Blake; Robert Graves; Border Ballads. 💛 The penguin poets series are beautifully collectable. There's two different versions here. The border ballads is old style and the other two are colourful new style. 📚 🇫🇷 D. The French book. Jorge Luis Borges, Fictions in French. Two copies. 💜 These were my Amazon fails. Fail and fail again. Borges is a revelation. He's like a writer from another universe. There are some stunning stories in this edition, but my French is just not good enough. 📚 🎁 Good luck! 😁 👍🏻 #bookstagram #bookish #booklover #bibliophile #books #paperback #literature #reading #igbooks #igreads #bookworm  #prosejunkie #picoftheday #10kgiveaway #giveaway #penguinpoets #virginiawoolf #stevetoltz #alainfournier #williamblake

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places_and_books

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. WINNERS INFORMED. THANKS FOR TAKING PART. ❤ It's giveaway time! 🎁 Very excitingly, and completely improbably, I should shortly reach 10,000 followers. Wowsers!! 🤓 😯 Either next Sunday at 6pm or when I get to 10k followers (whichever is the later) I will be giving away these books. Now pay attention, cos here's how you could get your hands on some of them. ❤ 📚 To enter you need to: 1. Like this post 2. Be following me. Properly. No flibbertigibberts. 3. Comment which of the four book options you would like to be in the draw for. See below. 4. Tag at least two people who might be interested in this giveaway. Preferably ones i dont know as I'm always interested in new bookstagrammers. 📚 🧡 And the book options are: A. The gals. Virginia Woolf, Orlando; Deborah Levy, the Cost of Living; A Short History of Tractors in the Ukraine. B. The guys. Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole; Alain-Fournier, The Grand Meaulnes. C. The penguin poets. William Blake; Robert Graves; Border Ballads. D. The french book. Jorge Luis Borges, Fictions in French. Two copies so two possibilities of winning if you chose this one. Please only very confident French readers go for this one. 🇫🇷 📚 💜 Some of these books are new or nearly new, most are second hand condition, a couple quite shabby. All are readable though. 📚 💛 Good luck! 📚 💚 #bookstagram #bookish #booklover #bibliophile #books #paperback #literature #reading #igbooks #igreads #bookworm  #prosejunkie #picoftheday #10kgiveaway #giveaway #penguinpoets #virginiawoolf #stevetoltz #alainfournier #williamblake

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shantooli

I chose a life apart from the common flow, not only because the common flow makes me sick but because I question the logic of the flow, and not only that - I don't know if the flow exists! Why should I chain myself to the wheel when the wheel itself might be a construct, an invention, a common dream to enslave us? #stevetoltz #afractionofthewhole #noedit

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therealheleana

"I think that's the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential." - Steve Toltz (a fraction of the whole) . . . . . #quotes #stevetoltz #afractionofthewhole #flowers #pink #pinkflowers #nature #plants #quotesaboutgrowingold #flower_beauties #nature_lovers #flores #plantas #natureza #rosa #roses #pinkroses #rain #raindrops

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"Continuai ad arrampicarmi. Ora lo sentivo. Harry stava urlando, il vento mi portò la sua voce prima ancora che vedessi la sua faccia. Almeno credo fosse Harry. O era lui o il vento mi aveva appena dato dello stronzo" 🤓 #Antoworldview #me #A #myview #mypointofview #milano #igers #love #light #goodvibes #blonde #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #blackandwhite #bnw  #bw #bw_lover #insta_bw #insta_pick_bw #bnwmood #photo #instamoment #instaphoto #summer #mood #back #UnaPartedelTutto #SteveToltz

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bestlittlebookshopintown

If you missed it earlier in the week, here's something for the book lovers - drop in to The BLB today to grab one of the classic Penguin titles in our new spinner and you'll get a free Penguin tote bag. Simple and exciting, we're talking brilliant reads by Tim Winton, Peter Carey, Anna Funder, Joan London, Richard Flanagan, Patrick White, Sonya Hartnett, Orhan Pamuk, Don Watson, Elliot Perlman, Steve Toltz, Fiona McFarlane, Paulo Coelho, Gail Jones, Geoffrey Blainey, Christos Tsiolkas, Joan Lindsay, Henry Reynolds and many, many more... @bestlittlebookshopintown #bestlittlebookshopintown @penguinbooksaus #books #timwinton #PeterCarey #AnnaFunder #JoanLondon #RichardFlanagan #PatrickWhite #SonyaHartnett #OrhanPamuk #DonWatson #ElliotPerlman #SteveToltz #FionaMcFarlane #PauloCoelho #GailJones #GeoffreyBlainey #ChristosTsiolkas #JoanLindsay #HenryReynolds #bookshop #bookstore #reading #cronulla #cronullabeach www.bestlittlebookshopintown.com.au

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bestlittlebookshopintown

Now here's something for the book lovers - drop in to The BLB today to grab one of the classic Penguin titles in our new spinner and you'll get a free Penguin tote bag. Simple and exciting, we're talking brilliant reads by Tim Winton, Peter Carey, Anna Funder, Joan London, Richard Flanagan, Patrick White, Sonya Hartnett, Orhan Pamuk, Don Watson, Elliot Perlman, Steve Toltz, Fiona McFarlane, Paulo Coelho, Gail Jones, Geoffrey Blainey, Christos Tsiolkas, Joan Lindsay, Henry Reynolds and many, many more... @bestlittlebookshopintown #bestlittlebookshopintown @penguinbooksaus #books #timwinton #PeterCarey #AnnaFunder #JoanLondon #RichardFlanagan #PatrickWhite #SonyaHartnett #OrhanPamuk #DonWatson #ElliotPerlman #SteveToltz #FionaMcFarlane #PauloCoelho #GailJones #GeoffreyBlainey #ChristosTsiolkas #JoanLindsay #HenryReynolds #bookshop #bookstore #reading #cronulla #cronullabeach www.bestlittlebookshopintown.com.au

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createyrcty

Stoked for my new book, I read A Fraction of a whole in college or shortly after and it was a great read glad to reunite with this author #stevetoltz #quicksand #afractionofthewhole #createyourcitypresents #inthecity #totheboroandbeyond

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A Fraction of the Whole . . For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn’t decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who overanalyzed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son. But now that Martin is dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him in intellectual captivity, and what he realizes is that, for all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure. . As he recollects the events that led to his father’s demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries—about his infamous outlaw uncle, Terry, his mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin’s constant losing battle to make a lasting mark on the world he so disdains. It’s a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafés of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to strip clubs, asylums, labyrinths, and criminal lairs, and from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition. The result is a wild rollercoaster ride from obscurity to infamy, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings. . A Fraction of the Whole is an uproarious indictment of the modern world and its mores, and the epic debut of the blisteringly funny and talented Steve Toltz. . . Author : Steve Toltz Pages : 477 paperback Publisher : Spiegel Books . . Idr : 125k DM for order! . #bukupeledak #bookerprizewinner #SteveToltz #quicksand #fiction #AFractionoftheWhole #bibliophile #bookworms #bookworm

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bookshelfbaby

Four of my favourite books in the whole wide world 😍 what are yours?

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napalmbright

I can't remember who recommended this to me but THANK YOU. How I enjoyed this hilarious father-son journey. #clrbooklist #books #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #igreads #currentlyreading #afractionofthewhole #stevetoltz #Australia #bibliophile #booklover

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Before April leaves us, I want to step up to @mksreading's challenge to post the “month in books.” Here are my choices - 📚 A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz - Crazy, mind blowing. Criminals, drug lords, murder, mayhem. 500+ pages fly by before you know it. 📚 Possession by A.S. Byatt - How can what is essentially a mystery novel be SO beautiful? I re-read so many passages for their sheer beauty. 📚 Ransom by David Malouf -  I have absolutely no interest in The Iliad. But, this book, which is about Priam rescuing his son, Hector's, body from Achilles is so gorgeously written that I could overlook the subject matter. 📚 In Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman - “Life can only be understood backward; the trouble is, it has to be lived forward.” Zafar, one of the two main characters. This is a challenging book that addresses the issues of colonialism, class, the intersection of math and finance, NGO’s, and toxic masculinity. SO difficult and SO good. 📚 Levels of Life by Julian Barnes - Only Barnes can help us understand the true depth of grief by taking us through the heights of life, bringing us back to earth, and then plunging us into his own grief. All in prose so glorious that you eagerly consume one sentence after another. 📚 I tried to pick books that I haven't shared before. Hope you find something new and exciting. . #bookstagram #booknerd #reading #manbooker50 #novels #readingchallenge #ziahaiderrahman #davidmalouf #asbyatt #stevetoltz #julianbarnes #spellthemonthinbooks #april #novel

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همين جور از او دور و دورتر مي شدم كه ديگر حتي نمي توانستم يك كلمه با او حرف بزنم. وقفه ها بين جمله هايمان طولاني و طولاني تر مي شد، تا اينكه كار به "جدايي" رسيد #stevetoltz #fleur #flowers #moi #nightlife #cafe

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thebookmuseum

A fraction of the whole is a masterpiece, a beautifully written book with amazing characters that you love and hate at the same time !! I totally recommend it :) have you ever read it ? If yes what are your thoughts on it ? 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 #afractionofthewhole #stevetoltz #bookstagram #booklover #booknerd

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عشق اول همين است. با او ملاقات مي كني و بي معطلي يك حفره درونت شروع مي كند به خارش، حفره اي كه هميشه وجود داشته ولي توجهي به آن نمي كردي. تا اينكه يكي مي آيد و پُرِش مي كند و بعد مي زند به چاك. يك مدتي نقش ها در رابطه مان كاملاً مشخص بود. من عاشق، تعقيب گر و پرستنده بودم و او معشوق، تعقيب شونده و پرستيده اما همه چي عوض شد. عشق و نفرت دو روي يك سكّه هستند. #stevetoltz #mirrorpic #moi

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wendy_orr_author

A friend just returned these books. I love it when books come home and I think about them again- though I’m not sure how these will all fit back into the shelves!

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