Book number 1: Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov

So after successfully completed the challenge of 25 books for 2019, I’ve made a plan to read 50 books in the 2020.

I’ve also made a plan to make some good habits by reviews a 2-minutes-read.

Let me know what are your plans to read for 2020?

Book number: 1 of 2020

Book name: Lolita

Author: Vladimir Nobokov

Book Length: 368 pages

Time taken to finish: December 15, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Genre: Erotic Literature

Recommended to: Anyone who’s a literature enthusiast, as this book has no direct conversation. It’s like a raw manuscript of great work that you get into your head to understand. But if you can, this will shake your mind.

Inspired me to learn about: So basically,
the story of a 37-year-old man’s emotional and sexual love affair with a 12-year-old girl who becomes a mess for him to handle.
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It deals with the man who negotiates a lot on the emotional level. It’s a matured book to be remembered.

3 takeaways from the book:

1) Even after 50 years of its publishing, Lolita is capable enough to make everyone crazy.
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2) It was the first time I could experiment with such huge literature. As it took me a lot of time to understand the storyline through the words.
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3) I salute the gut of Nobokov to publish an artwork like this in the 1950s.

SumitOfficial’s Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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32 thoughts on “Book number 1: Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov”

    1. I agree, Asha.
      When you build a new habit, it should not hamper with your schedule else you’ll loose it all.

      Guess what, I was at the same level till last year. My only goal after reaching home was to read 30 pages. And after a time, I got this in-built desire to flip a few more pages until it reach 50 then 80 and then 100+ too.

      Great things surely take time. All the best for your reading time. And, Thank you for your kind wishes.

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  1. Was the writing difficult to comprehend? It sounds interesting. 🙂
    On the other hand, in terms of book challenges-I have 2.5 questions. 😀
    1. What do you with all the books that you read? Do you keep a collection of all the books? I usually donate the ones I don’t think I will read again, to make space for the new ones. Do you also buy all the books you intend to read, or do you sometimes borrow from a library? 😛
    2. How do you make time to read so much? For me, I find it difficult, because once I’m drawn into a book, I can’t put it down, which means other every work do not get done 😦

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    1. Woah! So many interesting questions.
      Yes, I buy all the original copies for my book, and I don’t just read but highlight the paragraphs, put notes and do everything.

      So I don’t give my books to anyone. I just keep it with me and re read

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      1. Thank you for recommending it! And yes, the book I’m reading now is called “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s so interesting. It talks about how our ability to interact with strangers are often influenced by other factors that we don’t normally realise and ponder on, and he uses real life examples to explain it!
        I will let you know my final thoughts once I finish reading it 😀 But with the pandemic going on, and not really being able to go out to buy books, I think I’ll read it a bit slowly to enjoy it more! 🙂

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      2. That’s great. Yes, I’ll wait for your final verdict on the book. Where are you basically from in India?

        Also, do you not prefer reading online books through Apps? There are loads of apps for free now.

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      3. Haha I’m not from India actually 😛
        And yes, personally I’m always more biased towards a hardcopy book than an online version, but for the sake of times in this current situation I think I might switch to digital ones! Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

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      4. Yes, thank you! I’ll let you know when I read some books online..what do you plan to read next btw?
        And I’m originally from Bangladesh, so you were close! 😛

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  2. Time you take while reading a book is appreciable. In between all the usual routine it’s amazing. Plus the amount of determination; not only reading to complete but reading to learn & explore. Never ever let this slip 🧿 Who knows how many lives are getting impacted by this🤘🏼 Currently trying to grab George Orwell’s 1984

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    1. That’s a little thing that you observed about me penning down the time taken to finish a book.

      Your words and that evil eye protection made me smile. 🤗 It shows your wishes are so pure and kind towards me. I can feel them.

      I’ve been told this thing by a lot of people. But when you said being a random reader, I want to trust you. 💛

      1984 is amazing, my friend.
      I’ve read 1Q84 after Lolita, which has a glimpse of 1984 by Orwell.

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      1. Hahaha that’s what make you even more great writer man that you are an amazing observer noticing such small things🤓
        Btw I have a question for you!
        Do you expect anything/something when reading a new book?

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      2. Umm… Yes! A lot of things tbh.
        I need the characters to be with me.. I don’t just read them. I learn from them. I see them how imperfect they are.. How do they handle the critical situations.. The art of describing the sex scenes, after all an erotic writer, and it comes from Murakami. He’s best at it.

        Most importantly, as you noticed, I put tags, sticky notes, highlight things in a book, it makes it more personal.

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      3. Murakami is on my mind and wishlist for a long but I hesitate every time cause i judged him i guess😌 he is next for sure now

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      4. Also when I picked 1984 there’s only one thing which is how much I am gonna learn from this book cause it approached me. Well having a hard time with it💆🏻‍♀️keeping patience

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