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So Many Books, So Little Time
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading | Sara Nelson
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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SarahBradley
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MG and YA for dayzzz. Send food.

Eggs Do I see some hair driers?!?! 6d
Eggs YA: one of each? Yes please 6d
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JulietBooks
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So many books are piled up and they're just waiting for me... To my dear books: You are not forgotten! ❤ Sincerely, JulietBooks

#SoManyBooksToRead

SamanthaMarie Hahaha yes, so true!! 2w
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kelli7990
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I bought this bookish necklace from www.zulily.com It‘s so cool. I also saw some earrings on there that say this too. I‘m going to buy them to match this necklace. This necklace says,”So many books, so little time”. This was my first purchase from this website. They have so many things on this website. I got this necklace at a low price too and they gave me a jewelry bag to keep the necklace in.

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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I'm going to give the #ROOT challenge another try. I joined the group over on #LibraryThing. Hopefully I'll be more successful than I was the last few times I tried.

rabbitprincess Yay! I'll be there to cheer you on 😊 2mo
CaramelLunacy Looking forawrd to seeing you there! 2mo
CaramelLunacy *forward 2mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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I think I've got all my categories for my TBR via RNG.

MarkoPDX Roll some numbers. Let's see what you get. 2mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Lately, reading has felt like a chore. I blame the pevelance of reading challenges and trackers and myself for acquiring too many books 🤣. I'm working on a strategy that will help me plan my reading but will also feel like reading at whim. I'm making a numbered list of categories and each month I'll use a RNG to choose 4-5 categories. Then I'll read books I already own to fit the categories. Do the #littens have any category suggestions?

Sarah83 Maybe chunksters, classics and cosy crime? 3mo
Sarah83 Or even Netgalley, if you use it. 3mo
gilroyc Urban Fantasy? Science fiction? Book into movie? 3mo
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Amandajoy This is a great idea. I would need a biography/memoir category. 3mo
Bradleygirl this is pretty genius! I'd put “comedic“ in there to lighten up my load (lots of other categories are also comedic, so it gives some leeway in choice) 3mo
MarkoPDX I occasionally like to read travelogues. I will be interested to see how this plays out for you. I quit doing reading challenges. I'm getting burned out on one of my two book groups. I don't feel like I'm reading for fun anymore. 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Sarah83 those are great suggestions! Adding them now! 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Sarah83 I don't use Net Galley. I know myself well enough to know that I would fail 🤣 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @gilroyc oh! I'll add Urban Fantasy for sure! 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Amandajoy I thought about that, but I don't own very many so I just lumped it with "non-fiction" 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Bradleygirl that's a thought. Maybe humor? 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @MarkoPDX I am SO DONE with challenges and any sort of tracking/stats beyond my handwritten journal. I was never a book club type since I really don't like people in person 🤣 3mo
gilroyc I'm not a challenge or book group person because I read so slowly. What some people read in two days can take me two months... 3mo
Sarah83 Great you like them 😍 3mo
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StayCurious
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#30junebooks #bookwormproblems @howjessreads So...I may constantly take out more books from the library than I possibly have time to read...here is my current stack. I probably pay more overdue fines than I‘d like to admit 😮

Bakingbookworm Gotta love a regular library user!! As a library assistant I find books tend to follow me home (and occasionally I‘ll get fines too). 😬 3mo
Freespirit Wow that is a huge stack! Well done😊 3mo
rretzler My library went to a no fines system several years ago. I was paying tons of fines, so I stared just buying books. Now I‘m using the library more. 3mo
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AutumnRLS Demon Angel was surprisingly good. 3mo
StayCurious @AutumnRLS I really like Brook's steampunk series, so I'm hoping to like her demon series as well. 3mo
Crazeedi Oh my you have it worse than me! I think 8 or 9 are the most I've ever checked out of physical library, though my overdrive has 18😬😊 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Me too! I prefer to buy second hand books to avoid the reserving, borrowing, reborrowing returning, only to have to reserve or borrow again if its taking me a while to finish. You are (or will have to be) a quick reader! Very ambitious :) 2mo
StayCurious @Curiouser_and_curiouser - I think too ambitious! I put several items on hold and they all came in at the same time. We'll see how many I can get through. I like your name by the way! 2mo
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mrozzz
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Another BookCon for me, another wonderful, exhausting day!! I spent so much time talking to publishing people and new friends, I unfortunately didn‘t make it over to where the Littens were! I hope that everyone who went had a fabulous time, and if you‘re going today, that you snag more books!

TheSpineView Have a good time! 3mo
mrozzz @TheSpineView I had a GREAT time!! 3mo
TheSpineView @mrozzz Mee too! Hope to see you next year! 3mo
Reggie When are you gonna be there as an author? 3mo
mrozzz @Reggie wellllll— in the next year or two?!! That‘s what I‘d hope 😃💕 3mo
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AnneCecilie
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I‘m joining in at the last minute, and here‘s my stack for #14Books14Weeks

These are mostly from my ever growing tbr and one has actually been on my shelves for 14 yrs. Three of these books are bought this year, but two of them are nonfiction and I don‘t read as much nonfiction as I would like.

Clwojick Those Nancy Mitford spines are lovely! 😍 3mo
Velvetfur Oohh I love a good stack like that, this is a great pic 😊 3mo
AnneCecilie @Clwojick I love the color palette for these Penguin editions. All cover arts are made by Lourdes Sanchez 3mo
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AnneCecilie @Velvetfur thank you 😊 3mo
Aimeesue So much Mitford! ❤️ 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy Yay for clearing our TBRstacks! Or at least making a very small dent in them 😂😂😂 so happy you are joining us, good luck! 3mo
Siri_reads Hvilken bok har du hatt i 14 år? ? Ble nysgjerrig ? 3mo
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads Berlin Alexanderplatz. Den er en del av en serie som bokklubben hadde og bøkene kom annenhver måned. Lurer på om den het Verdensbiblioteket. 3mo
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ravenlee
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Here‘s my stack for #14books14weeks - 5 will count toward prompts for the library summer reading program, 2 for #HPbuddyread, 4 with the kiddo for #NancyDrewchallenge, 1 for family Jane Austen book club. We‘ll see how this goes!
@TheHeartlandBookFairy

TheHeartlandBookFairy For joining us! It sounds like you have a great plan for your #14Books14Weeks 😁 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Ok, I‘m in, here‘s my stack! A few I knew I was going to read this summer anyway, and the rest a mix of both new and shiny and books that have been on my shelf way too long and keep getting back-burnered by new releases and library holds. I also tried to mix up the more serious, with a few shorter reads. May the odds be ever in your favor.

#14Books14Weeks

sammisho Henrietta Lacks...best book I read in 2018. How to build a Girl...one of my favorite books! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @sammisho I know, there are some that I expect to be very good...but they keep getting pushed back because of library hold‘s etc. So hopefully this will be the push I need to move them up to the front of the list. 3mo
LauraBrook Such a great stack! And the whole Bride‘s Story is one of my favorite manga series. Such beautiful, detailed illustrations, and it‘s a time and place I didn‘t know much about. Love it, and Kaoru Mori! 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy So happy to have you join us! What a great stack, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was one of my all-time favorites! 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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🔺Thought I‘d repost this great summer reading challenge hosted by @TheHeartlandBookFairy #14Books14Weeks one book for each week of the summer Memorial Day to Labor Day. If you are interested, check out her original post and pick your books, week one starts next week. 😉

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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Last year I posted the 13 books in 13 weeks challenge. This year there are 14 weeks between memorial day & labor day so this year's challenge will be 14 books in 14 weeks. Who's in with me this year? These are the 14 I chose off my TBR stack. I only chose books off my actual stack, not my Kindle because I like the visual representation & these take up a lot more room than the hundreds waiting to be read in my Kindle lol 😂 #14Books14weeks. Share..

TheHeartlandBookFairy Use the hashtag #14Books14Weeks and/or tag me in your post 😁 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy Post a picture of the 14 books you choose 📚📚📚📚📗📘 3mo
Mollyanna I loved this challenge last year! I‘m in again. Will post my stack this week. Thanks for hosting again. 3mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy @Mollyanna , so happy you'll be joining us again! I look forward to seeing your stack 😁 3mo
Librarybelle I may try this again...I didn‘t complete all thirteen last year, but another year, another try? I also really need to get back into reading. Thanks for hosting this again! 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @Librarybelle , welcome back! you'll never succeed if you don't even try in the first place and anything completed off our TBR stacks is an accomplishment lol ,😅 I can't wait to see your stack! 3mo
janeycanuck I‘m in! But, uh... when is Memorial Day? 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @janeycanuck , this coming Monday, May 27th 😁 3mo
janeycanuck @TheHeartlandBookFairy thanks 😊 I‘m pulling my stack now, thanks for hosting again. 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @janeycanuck , Glad to have you joining us again and can't wait to see your stack! Tag me or use the hashtag #14Books14Wweeks 😁 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great challenge! I‘ll have to pick some of my physical books off my shelf too! 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa would be happy to have you join us! Post your pic and tag me or use the hashtag #14Books14Weeks 😁 3mo
jewright I would like to join! 3mo
BookNAround Sounds like fun. I‘ll have to go peruse my stacks and see which 14 to commit to. 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @jewright , Please do! I'd be happy to have you join us and look forward to seeing your stack 😁 Take a pic of the 14 you choose and tag me and #14Books14Weeks ☺️ 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @BookNAround , can't wait to see which 14 you choose! Decisions decisions 🤔😄 Post your pic and tag me and #14Books14Weeks 😁 3mo
ravenlee I think I‘ll have a go, but won‘t be able to pick my stack until I see how much progress I make on my stack for #24B4Monday. 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @ravenlee Good luck with the 24B4 Monday And I'm glad to have you joining us, can't wait to see your stack! Tag me and #14Books14Weeks ☺️ 3mo
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swishandflick
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I feel like we can all relate to this 😂

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PathfinderNicole
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Reorganizing my various shelves today to (hopefully) have them done by genre. Or at least as close as possible to genre while still working within my shelving space!

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Mdargusch
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I found this secondhand book store today. Sadly, my husband who was with me was in an antsy mood and I didn‘t buy anything. ☹️

JaclynW I've experienced antsy husband (and kid) syndrome before. It's excruciating. Better luck next time! 🤞 5mo
IamIamIam Oh WOW! I would have told him to leave me there and I'll take an Uber home! 😂 5mo
emilyhaldi Wtf Dad!! 5mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi 😂😂 5mo
Reviewsbylola When is he ever not in an antsy mood?! 5mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I absolutely love working from home but my office is a constant source of temptation. It can sometimes be hard to summon motivation when I have so many Mount TBR books #closetome. #anglophileapril

BarbaraBB Haha, good one! 5mo
Cinfhen I would never want to leave that space ☺️ 5mo
vivastory What @Cinfhen said! 5mo
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Reviewsbylola Working from home is definitely a balance that I‘m still figuring out. 😆 5mo
Kalalalatja Those shelves 😍😍 5mo
tammysue 💗💗💗 5mo
Cathythoughts Very impressive... must take a closer look ! Exciting 5mo
Mdargusch Oooooh. So tempting! 5mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 5mo
ChasingOm Agreed!! I‘ve been working from home for six years now and it‘s recently gotten harder to resist temptation, lol. 5mo
emilyhaldi Oh man, I would never get anything done!!! 5mo
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thereadingowlvina
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Yikes! All my library holds (including Overdrive) came in today! My Jan TBR has gone haywire and so off track now. The struggle is real 😥

#Jan2019tbrhaywire #Jan2019tbrofftrack

Jee_HookedOnBookz Didn't know Jackie Chan wrote a book! 7mo
thereadingowlvina @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes, he did! But this is a translation from his original book. Hopefully the meaning and writing won't get lost in translation 😉 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thereadingowlvina hope it's a great read! 👍🏼❤️🙂 7mo
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Readage
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• 50 books in 2019. A bit optimistic; we'll see what happens... •

#goals #goodreads #reading #readingchallenge #newyear

RadicalReader @Readage I have confidence you can conquer it 8mo
Freespirit That's my goal also. Good luck 8mo
Readage @RadicalReader Thank you, I will certainly try!! 8mo
Readage @Freespirit Thank you; good luck to you as well 8mo
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LeslieO
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I like to re-read this one to start off my reading year.

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Lizpixie
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2018 book hangover is a doozy. I‘ve just finished adding up how many books I bought this year(95%online,may have missed a couple bought in store) and the final total is-🥁- 265!!!😱Excuse me while I go make up a lovely story for the hubby (no sweetie, that bill is a hardware store not a bookstore) #BookHangover2018 #WhatsYourDamage2018

Edit:Forgot to add the ebooks & audiobooks I bought, plus 4 I bought in store at Dymocks, so new total is: 299!

WanderingBookaneer 😂😂😂 8mo
CouronneDhiver Oops. Yep that‘s a lot 🛍🛒 8mo
Lovesbooks87 My number is probably up there too!! 😬😬😬😬 8mo
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Lizpixie @WanderingBookaneer @CouronneDhiver @Lovesbooks87 I‘m currently sitting in a nice quiet room with a cup of chamomile tea. And a Valium! Could be worse, could be drugs💊🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 8mo
Cailey_Mac Lol I‘m right there with you; I‘ve probably bought at least 300 (Book Outlet, and kindle sales); this year I‘m just sticking to my bookish boxes ( two are book only ) and that‘s that! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m not sure I could count mine, but most of mine come from Goodwill or Salvation Army!! Still bad, but no receipts or evidence and no hubby to fuss at me!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 8mo
TrishB Mine is probably double that 😁😱 8mo
TrishB But agree- could be drugs! 8mo
Freespirit This made me laugh 😂😂My book count would be quite high also❤️ 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I don‘t even want to know 🙈 8mo
Maria514626 I restrained myself this year. But now am cruising into New Year‘s Eve like a frat boy. 😱 8mo
LA_Mead I discovered book outlet this year...very dangerous... 8mo
merelybookish You are doing your part to keep publishing alive and well! 😉 8mo
JacqMac There is a solution to this problem. Don‘t count them. 😂 8mo
RebL I can take some of my purchases as tax write offs, so I add the expense every year. 😱 I‘m also a heavy library user & do get some free books, but still... $$$. I‘m with @merelybookish in the end. My money supports the literary community. 8mo
Lizpixie @Cailey_Mac damn! I forgot to add my ebooks and audiobooks to that list! Better tack on another 30 at least to that number..which brings it up to 295🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
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shanebeth
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fun shirt I got for Christmas!

JoScho Awesome 🧡🧡🧡 8mo
Reviewsbylola Cute! 8mo
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Eyelit
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“if it‘s simply that your book reading in no way keeps pace with your book buying, I have good news for you (and for me; I definitely fall into this category): Your overstuffed library isn‘t a sign of failure or ignorance, it‘s a badge of honor.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90275343/why-you-should-surround-yourself-with-more-...

This article is very validating to me and I thought some of you may feel the same

sprainedbrain Yes! 🙌🏻 8mo
MCYmermaid Nice!! 8mo
MrBook We're not alone. 😁😎🙌🏻 8mo
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Julsmarshall I feel so heard! 8mo
Graywacke Denial defended 🙂 8mo
valeriegeary Time to go to the bookstore?? Yes, I think so.... 🤗 8mo
mrozzz YAAASSSSSS 8mo
MaGoose Yup, me too...😉❤💕 8mo
kspenmoll Cannot wait to read it! While I was checking books out of the library & I had all the books that I had yet to read at home “ dancing in my head” 8mo
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Forgetmenot2
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I‘m late to the game this year, but better late then never😜 Combining my two loves, reading and being creative. #IRBR #somanybookssolittletime

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 9mo
Forgetmenot2 @BookwormAHN thank you ☺️ 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lovely journal!! Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 9mo
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 9mo
Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 9mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 9mo
Samplergal Wow! That‘s great! Welcome! 9mo
gradcat @Forgetmenot2 That‘s so lovely...welcome! 9mo
Forgetmenot2 @Samplergal thank you! 9mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Welcome! I did the same thing when I started my bujo. It was more like September when I started so I just continued with the same book for a year. 9mo
Forgetmenot2 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I love bujo. I bought a bujo and stencils for my 15 yr old niece. She loves to read as much as I do. So I thought it would be a fun activity to share with her. 8mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I find if very relaxing but also a nice, physical record of books I've read. 8mo
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Quirkybookworm
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I‘m going to try to read all these by the end of November! Woot woot! Don‘t mind my scribble!

Heatherfeather OMG! Gogogogogo 10mo
callunakeep OMG! That is a TON of books in sich a short time! You go girl!! 🙌🏻🎉 10mo
callunakeep @Heatherfeather Your screen name made me smile! My name is also Heather and i have several aunts and uncles that still call me HeatherFeather! 😂🤣. They also call me “Hez” which is how my dad‘s nickname obsessed family shortened Heather! 😂🤣 10mo
kspenmoll WOW!!!! 10mo
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alisonrose
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(And no, I don‘t want an e-reader! Just let me kvetch, ok?? 😜)

jmtrivera All of this is accurate, including the reasonableness of a good kvetch. 10mo
CaliforniaCay Relatable! I only complain about my amount of books during the actual moving part though. I love love love unpacking all of my books with each move and rearranging them in different ways. It's the best kind of inventory to do! 🤗🤓 10mo
alisonrose @jmtrivera 😂😂😂 10mo
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alisonrose @CaliforniaCay Yeah, unpacking them is a lot more enjoyable, lol 😆 10mo
shadowspeak17 This is so me right now. 😂 10mo
SW-T 😂😂😂 10mo
RainyDayReading I feel this so hard right now. I love my books but boy are they a bitch to move! It‘s like Christmas when I open the boxes again though 🤣 10mo
SleepyDragon The last time I moved, I was missing a box of books, and it drove me crazy for months until I finally found it. Stuff of nightmares. I hate moving. 10mo
ravenlee I was lucky enough to have movers for my move in September. One of the guys loading the truck said, “HOW many boxes of books can there be?” 45, there were 45. And I had a few boxes in the UHaul, too. 10mo
Bookjunkie57 Last time I moved my brother said if he saw one more box labeled books he was taking it to the dumpster. 10mo
alisonrose @NeesyBeth OMG that would be awwwwful 10mo
alisonrose @ravenlee Oh I‘m definitely using movers, but just boxing them up is a giant hassle 10mo
alisonrose @Bookjunkie57 DISOWN HIM 😜 10mo
Bookjunkie57 @alisonrose we didn‘t grow up together so we‘ve never fought but we were gonna fight that day if he threw out my books. 😂😂🥊🥊🥊 10mo
alisonrose @Bookjunkie57 100% valid!! 10mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Uh-oh, best of 2018 lists are coming out! My TBR definitely grew with this one. Consider yourself warned. 😂

https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2018

Jee_HookedOnBookz Nope nope not gonna look at it... Nope... Closing my eyes... Be gone, temptation!! 😅 10mo
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PatienceFortitude
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And then, I still have my heaps of books from BEA last spring. I have read many of the books from that glorious week but these are the remains #tbrmadness

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alysonwrites
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Anyone else who can relate? I have a feeling I‘m not the only one... #booknerdproblems

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nu-bibliophile
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The story of my life ! 🤯

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Blushoes13
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Terry Fox used book sale today! Was feeling nostalgic and grabbed some of my fave Christopher Pike. Also, love that my teenager picked out as many books as I did!

MStew 😍😍😍😍😍 12mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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#13Books13Weeks Final Countdown! How is everyone doing? I started number 13 this evening 😊 I'm actually approaching 30 books for the 13 weeks but to be able to clear 13 off my to be read stack is a great feeling! I can only hope I haven't added more than 13 to the stack during that same time lol 😂😂😂 Either way, I'm going to plan on doing something similar to this again... Goals! And accountability LOL 😉📚📚📚

sprainedbrain I have 2 1/2 left from my stack, but I‘m reading them this week. I WILL get all of the read by the end of the week! 12mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @sprainedbrain , you've got this! 😁 12mo
janeycanuck I have two left, the next couple of days are crazy but then I have a long flight so maybe? What‘s our end date, again? 12mo
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tammysue 👏🏻👍🏻 12mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @janeycanuck , technically it's the 13 weeks of June, July, and August. So the end of August. But unofficially, I think Labor Day is perfectly acceptable 😉 You've got this! 12mo
llwheeler I've read more than 13 books total... but still have 3 books from my original stack left. Not going to make it as the rest of August is crazy busy for me. Might get one more done. But hey, 10 or 11 tbr books done is pretty great 👍 thanks for a fun challenge! 12mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @llwheeler , you'll make it, you just might be a little bit late 😉 And yes, I agree! 10 or 11 books off that stack is indeed good news! Glad you enjoyed the challenge 😊 12mo
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Joyfulmimi
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About yesterday, when I discovered a newfound Goodwill thrift store, went in to browse, not expecting to find anything...My whole new house needs to be a library, or maybe I‘m a book hoarder, or who knows? It makes me happy!

rather_be_reading omg love it!! 😍 13mo
hwestfall I love getting books at the Goodwill. So many gems for a few dollars! 13mo
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Lizpixie
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After a few hours sleep, I‘m catching up on the Hr18 #24in48 #readathon Challenge “Whats On Your Nightstand”I don‘t have much of a nightstand,what space I have is taken up with remotes,tissues,water bottles etc & most of my reading is done in my library coz the light in my bedroom is atrocious. What books I have are usually in bed with me(hubby hates it!)or in a tote bag next to my bed where I can reach them. This is the current stack on my bed.

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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#heatofjuly @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Oh Bookshelves....#uremindme how little time I have to read (and how unorganized I am!)

BarbaraBB Lohol 😂 13mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @BarbaraBB I try to avoid eye contact every time I walk by one. 13mo
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Josiedlove
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rather_be_reading 😂😂 13mo
Reviewsbylola Haha, story of my life!! 13mo
Joyfulmimi I do this all the time 13mo
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margreads
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A post by @readingjedi reminded me of this meme i saw on FB this morning

readingjedi Lol! Ain't that the truth! 😂 14mo
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Lissa00
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I usually keep #currentlyreading and #tbr piles on my desk but it has really gotten out of hand! 🤪

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PatienceFortitude
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My haul from #BookExpo and #SLJDOD. Books just.... happened to me! We will not discuss the books from past years of BEA, still waiting patiently to be read... or library books or.... oh good grief

Cinfhen WOW!!! Lovely!!! 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa

It‘s that time of the month again....
the time when I look at the pile of books I have started and think, how many of these could I wrap up and finish before the end of the month.

This is a new bookish problem for me, that only started after I joined Litsy and started doing monthly statistics.

Does anyone else do that?🤓

CouronneDhiver I‘ve opted out of monthly wrap ups... I just try not to put any pressure around my hobby... keep me enjoying it more, I think 1y
DGRachel Yes. I do this, too. Pre-Litsy I didn‘t have multiple books going at the same time. Now, not only do I have multiples, but I start obsessing about trying to finish them before the wrap up post. 1y
InLibrisVeritas I do that too. It's a time for me to check in on any readalongs I am in and if they are something I want to continue. Definitely a post Litsy problem. 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DGRachel @InLibrisVeritas I have to say though, it does motivate me to finish more books in a timely manner. Just a little push to wrap up ones that have been hanging out partially read for awhile, or before the read-along ends. 1y
DGRachel True. It pushes me to read more than I would otherwise and to make different (better?) choices with how I spend my downtime. Do I waste an hour playing games on my iPad, or do I use that time to finish a book? 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DGRachel Very true! Less mindless games, more reading. 1y
Laura317 Family and work both eat into my reading time, but I can‘t do too much about that. I‘ve given up on keeping Goodreads current, as well as most other social apps. I‘m trying to be more mindful of spending time on people and things I love. 😀 1y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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And with that, only 101 more books until I meet my goal!!🎉🎉 This summer I have a few concrete plans other than to Rest, ReEnergize, and READ to my heart‘s content... that goal is as good as completed !!🙌🏻

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BarbaraJean
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Ohhhhh, nooooo..... and I was doing so well reading my own books and not buying more! Actually, no. That‘s completely untrue. I fell off the wagon with that library book sale a couple weekends ago. Who am I kidding? Booookssss...booookssss forever...📚📚📚

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thereadingowlvina
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Found out I got approved for 6 #NetGalley #ARCs this morning!!! My tbr pile is getting out of control & I failed my #NetGalleyTBRAttack miserably 😓 Have to make it my goal to finish them next month! Focus is the key! 😔

#outofcontroltbrpile #bookwormproblem #somanybookssolittletime

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Tjackson All is lost... my TBR pile takes up rooms on my house. 1y
AmyG My TBR is utterly an out of control mess. So is life. 😜 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage WOWZA—6 at once! 1y
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jfalkens Definitely all is lost! 😂 1y
thereadingowlvina @Tjackson @AmyG @jfalkens We're all in the same boat!!! 😂 1y
thereadingowlvina @BarbaraTheBibliophage Usually the approvals will take a few days (well for me so far).That's why I was happily requesting those books. I stand corrected! All were approved at the same time. A little overwhelmed now 😔 1y
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Insearchofbooks
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And bookshelves. I need more bookshelves.

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Purrsistently
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Do you read one book at a time or several at once? :P

Graywacke Sometimes one way, sometimes the other, but I think I read best when I have several going at once. Currently I‘m reading one at a time (well, sort of. one audio, one print...) 1y
TheRomantiCate Multiple books at once... I always have, and I probably always will. 🖤 1y
Seekingtardis I normally have a paper book, ebook, graphic novel/ manga and an audio book. 😂😭 #thisiswhymytbrwillnevergodown 1y
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Traci1 Several at once, and it's getting out of hand. I had 10 going over the weekend, but I've finished (and given up on) enough that I'm down to 5. I'm going to try to keep it under that from now on. 1y
Sassy_Steph I usually have multiple books going at the same time just so that I always have something to suit my mood 1y
Purrsistently @Traci1 goodluck! 1y
Purrsistently @Graywacke yeah I try but it never works out... 😅 @Seekingtardis @TheRomantiCate @sassy_steph that‘s my jam! 1y
AmyG Several. I used to read one at a time. 1y
cswaingiggles Several at once, but one is always my main focus! 1y
Kshakal I am a book monogamous 1y
Kshakal I am a book monogamous!! 1y
KaatjeH One at a time 1y
asiriusreader Used to be monogamous...a few years ago I switched to several, with one usually taking up most of my reading time until I finish it! 1y
Chocamanda Multiple at a time! I need one book for every reading mood I'm in. 1y
Kdgordon88 Usually 3 print, audio, kindle 1y
AyaOfSiwa One book at a time 1y
hes7 Several! I can‘t help myself. 😂 1y
shadowspeak17 I used to only read one at a time, but now I like reading two at a time. 1y
alydiane0 I usually have one main novel I'm reading but I take breaks with short story collections or some nonfiction science. Sometimes I read two different novels but they're usually completely different in plot. 1y
Swe_Eva Always several, to fit whichever reading-mood I'm in at the moment 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Always several—I like to have at least one ebook and at least one paper book, and at least one fiction and nonfiction! 1y
ladym30 Usually one. 1y
xicanti Several: a primary read (usually fiction), an audiobook, some nonfiction or a short fiction collection, and as many comics as I can cram in. 1y
PathfinderNicole Usually one! Sometimes two if I‘m rereading something! 1y
Purrfectpages One at a time! I need the single focus. 1y
cherinium Before Litsy, I was a believer in reading one book at a time, but it would often take me weeks to months to finish one book (I suppose because I could only read that book when I was in the mood for it). I decided to see what it was like to have more than one going about a year ago, and I quite like it! I read so much more this way. 📖➡️📚👍 1y
Bourriquet76 Several, but usually dramatically different ones. Just finished a historical fiction and reading a contemporary fiction and a non fiction, about to start a mystery. I need to compartmentalize plots, so different genres help. 1y
Purrsistently @Bourriquet76 yesss that definitely helps! 1y
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LauraBeth
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How many of you identify with this kid I saw at the store? 😂🙋‍♀️

MicheleinPhilly For sure. Grocery shopping is the WORST. 1y
Trashcanman I'd do this at Universal studios. The three hour wait for the Harry Potter ride flies by. 1y
Li_21 The last time I did this, I got all the wrong things lol. Audiobook'ing it is a safer choice now. 1y
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Trashcanman I love grocery shopping, I do it like once every 5 months with my wife. It's the coolest! 1y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly when I hit lotto I‘m hiring a personal shopper, chef and driver. 1y
LauraBeth @Trashcanman No need for a fast pass if you have a book! 😂 1y
LauraBeth @Li_21 😂😂 1y
saresmoore Haha! Lucy always wants to bring her books into the store. I make the poor kid suffer because 1. I use the time to teach her about budgeting and 2. she runs into people a lot, even when she‘s not reading... 1y
MamaGina When I worked at a toy store my favorite kids were the ones I‘d see sitting on the floor reading despite being surrounded by all those toys🤓 1y
OrangeMooseReads I #audioshop regularly it makes a horrible task much better. 1y
Jaimelire That was me as a kid. My parents would take us on all these trips, sightseeing, and I always just glanced up quickly and stuck my nose back in my book! I read everywhere. Basically real life got in the way of my reading addiction 🤪 (edited) 1y
CouronneDhiver Yep 👍🏽 1y
LauraBeth @saresmoore 😂😂 Emma‘s greatest day of her life was when she was able to stay home by herself and not have to come to the grocery store. I tried the budgeting thing with her but she is very fond of saying, “Not EVERYTHING has to be a teachable moment or a life lesson! MOM.” 1y
LauraBeth @MamaGina ❤️❤️ they would have been my favorite kids too 1y
LauraBeth @OrangeMooseReads I audiobake and audioclean and I‘m not sure why it has never occurred to me to audioshop! 1y
LauraBeth @Jaimelire 😂💕 1y
LauraBeth @CouronneDhiver that little girl just wanted to read! 💕 1y
saresmoore Bahahaha! She raised you right! 😘 I believe age 9 might be the year of the eye roll in our house, so that‘s a hopeful progression. 1y
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LiteraryMind
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They say a cluttered desk is not a good way to work. Well, I say when it‘s cluttered with books, nothing could be more perfect. 😆 and yes...this is real. 😫#SLUGradStudies #Theology

@MrBook are library desks twice as worse? 😱

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻😎👌🏻 Yes!!! Very much so. Mine's the second most organized. When my supervisor was vacating the cubicle I'm now in, it took a few days to sift through everything 😆. Stacks of papers and books and paraphernalia litter my colleagues' desks. One has enough plants to make her workspace look like a rainforest, which is really cool. Yeeeaaah, love your desk! 👌🏻👌🏻🤗 1y
LiteraryMind @MrBook haha, that sounds awesome! Especially the one about the rainforest 😄 I am glad you were able to sort through your desk afterwards! I have a long way to go haha. 1y
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OneBookishBabe
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Since I have a Huge pile of Library books on my T.V. stand I'll participate in this readathon. Then next week I'll tackle all the books I own. My 1st litsy #Readathon. BTW ignore the DVD lol #MountTBRReadathon #LibraryBooks #LibraryTBR