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thebookpilgrim I think everyone has a book they call their Everest and this one happens to be one of mine - "The Cairo Trilogy" by Naguib Mahfouz. I own two copies, it's a part of my heritage, both of my parents have read it, and watched the Egyptian series that followed it, and I've owned it for over ten years. Not once have I tried to read it. I'm not sure why, but I think it's because it comes with so much expectation from me and I don't think that's fair. It's called out to me from many a bookshelves that I have owned - at my parents' house, in law school (yes, I lugged it there, actually thinking I'd have time to read anything but textbooks), and now, at my home. I have taken it off the bookshelf, plopped it onto my night table and am hoping that will encourage me to at least begin this journey. Do you have any "book Everests"? #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #books #thecairotrilogy #naguibmahfouz #mybookeverest 3mon
  •   bookbaggirl So, so many!!! Planning to tackle a few of them this year. In no particular order: Ulysses, Don Quixote, IQ84, Les Miserables, Crime and Punishment and Infinite Jest. I listened to most of Moby Dick via audiobook but want to reread it all too, one day. #neverenoughtime Enjoy the Cairo series- I've only read Midaq Alley but @booksnourish_caroleann is right, really engrossing 3mon
  •   thebookpilgrim @booksnourish_caroleann I have a copy of Don Quixote that's been collecting dust on my shelf since forever. I'm not in a rush to read, though. I'm so happy to hear you say such great things about Cairo Trilogy. Makes me want to read it that much more! 2mon
  •   thebookpilgrim @biblio_boppity_boo those are all on my list as well! I think there is a certain sense of accomplishment when you read books in this category. 2mon
  •   thebookpilgrim Those are a on my list as well! Although, I'm not in a hurry to get to Ulysses to be honest. I really want to read Infinite Jest, and I'm going to try and get to IQ84 this year. I've read other works by Mahfouz, including the Day The Leader Was Killed and I really enjoyed his writing, so I've got my fingers crossed for his masterpiece! 2mon

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she0019 Enjoying the #cairo #sunlight with a #coffee and a #book while my friends in #newjersey brace themselves for a #blizzard! #naguibmahfouz #thecairotrilogy 3mon
  •   victorross2 That's great 3mon
  •   kinzahmed Love book one! The other two parts got lost. Now I'm thinking of buying this edition. Is it easy to tote around and read from? 2mon
  •   she0019 @kinzahmed unfortunately not easy to tote around! I like ebooks to read on my iPad, but this one wasn't available as an ebook in English! 2mon
  •   kinzahmed @she0019 That's a pity. And its cheaper to go for this than three books separately so I guess I'll have to get this big chunk of paper. Thanks! :) 2mon

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amabbooks The Cairo Trilogy by the Nobel Prize Winner Naguib Mahfouz. #thecairotrilogy #naguibmahfouz #ordernow #amabbooks #nationwidedelivery 3mon

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innacaruso Perhaps a little too ambitious but the first page was too intriguing for me to not try it. #literature #reading #librarybooks #classic #thecairotrilogy 4mon

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beth.bonini #shelfie #Januaryshelfieproject This oak bookshelf is wedged into a narrow hallway, just outside my bedroom. Unlike some of my bookshelves, it tends to stay fairly tidy. Call this one 20th century contemporary literature, with a good balance of male and female authors. I've read about 80% of the books on this shelf, with a few longstanding TBR books. I still haven't read the classic #CallItSleep by #henryroth (purchased in 1993). Nor I have read #TheCairoTrilogy by #naguibmahfouz (bought in 2000 when I thought we were moving to Cairo). For some reason, the Canadians have clustered here: #carolshields, #alicemunro and #margaretatwood. It has just occurred to me that when I was in my 20s, I spent a lot of time reading about middle-aged women, and now that I am middle-aged, I read loads of #YA. The older I get, the more diverse my taste -- which goes for food as well as books. #bookworm #books #bookstagram #booksharing 4mon
  •   beth.bonini @marielovesdan I actually heard about it in graduate school, more than 20 years ago! That's how long I've owned this book. Let's both read it in 2016. Interested? 3mon
  •   marie.cooks.words That's a great idea! I don't have a copy now ( many moves, selling books when broke—that always hurts) but we've got a good used bookstore nearby. And there's a Trader Joes practically next door, so a good excuse to pop in there, too. Do you have Trader Joes grocery stores where you are? 3mon
  •   beth.bonini @marielovesdan No, we don't. Do they sell books? I didn't realise that. 3mon
  •   victorross2 Very sweet :) 1mon

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bronwyn_sees we had a snowstorm last night and i have the day off work today, so...also, i got an espresso machine for christmas and now my life is like that episode of seinfeld where kramer can't stop drinking free cafe lattes. 😬 4mon

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sukoonmag "Home is not where you were born. Home is where all your attempts to escape cease." -Egyptian writer and novelist Naguib Mahfouz, in a lost interview. 4mon

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booksonmycouch Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz, 1957.
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"Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad closed the door behind him and crossed the courtyard of his house by the pale light of the stars. His step was lethargic, and his walking stick sank into the dusty earth whenever he leaned on it wearily."
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musingsofabookaholic “I have passionate messages I won't mention,
But if we weren't being watched,
I would have shared them with your mouth,"
Have you read anything by the #nobelprizewinner #naguibmahfouz ? A while ago I read this beauty which is the first volume of “The Cairo Trilogy ". It tells the story of a Muslim middle-class family during the Britain's occupation of Egypt. It's masterfully written. I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd volume.
Thanks to dear @catrionareads for tagging me to do #booktrilogy #booktag
#bookstagram #book #joyofreading #bookaholic #booklover #bookaddict #thecairotrilogy #palacewalk #nobelprizeforliterature #booksandcoffee #egyptianliterature
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livbowen Yeah, pretty excited about today's plans. 9mon
  •   livbowen @vanstinger2205 I've only been trying to get through it for a year. About 10% done. Maybe we need weekly check-ins so we can chip away. My goal now is just to finish in 2015. It *might* happen... 9mon
  •   livbowen @susannahlaura I thought you might like this plan! 9mon
  •   jesskamz Liv, read the signature of all things, a book by Milan Kundera that was a bit too political for my taste, and now ATLWCNS (too lazy to spell it out) - really lovely so far !!! 9mon
  •   themikesalter Dig it 6mon

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book_nerd_girll Finished Palace Walk. Amazing read. Not one dull page in Book1. I enjoyed every single page, every single word, every description, dialog, character, moment... Now on to Palace of Desire #NaguibMahfouz #reading book II PalaceofDesire #TheCairoTrilogy #historicalfiction #bookish #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookaddict #booklover #booknerd #bookworm 10mon

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book_nerd_girll All day I've been thinking about Khadija and her younger sister Aisha . I feel emotionally involved lol. Like K is my homegirl lol. I need help. But damn this is a great book! #TheCairoTrilogy #PalaceWalk #MuslimFamily #marriage #traditions #sisters #life #love #religion #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaholic 10mon

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