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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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Jun 10, 2011

really liked it
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Read in June, 2012

I found myself in desperate need of something ridiculously artsy fartsy and this book fit the bill nicely...without being too pretentious...sort of. I loved seeing how the characters learned to really embrace who they are, rather than hide themselves away or squeeze themselves into roles that society dictates. The discussions were fabulous and I just wanted to binge on art, literature, philosophy, film, and music the minute I finished reading this. A lovely read.
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Reading Progress

05/28/2012 page 47
14.0% "I think back on our little Sunday mornings with nostalgia, mornings blessed with restfulness where, in the silent kitchen, he would drink his coffee while I read." 1 comment
06/04/2012 page 122
38.0% "When something is bothering me, I seek refuge. No need to travel far; a trip to the realm of literary memory will suffice. For where can one find more noble distraction, more entertaining company, more delightful enchantment than in literature?" 1 comment
06/09/2012 page 231
71.0% "And then, a summer rain."
06/10/2012 page 325
100.0% "{Review coming soon}"

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message 1: by Julia (new)

Julia Grundling i've got the book - still need to read it ... i think it will be next ... ;)

Mandy I loved this one - glad you enjoyed it also :o)

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