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The Book of Questions
The Book of Questions: Business, Politics and Ethics | Gregory Stock
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A collection of more than three hundred primary and follow-up questions focuses on commerce and politics, probing the conflicts that arise between ideals and reality and sounding morals along the way
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Aside from tea, coffee, and wine, are there any other drinks you regularly enjoy with a book? #BookTalk

Lena_Moore Hmm occasionally a whiskey!! 2h
MidnightBookGirl Hot chocolate when it's cold! 2h
SaturnDoo Pepsi or hot chocolatr 2h
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Liatrek Apple Cider in the fall 🍁🍂🍁🍂 2h
mdm139 Hot chocolate, apple cider, Pepsi, lemonade, sparkling water 2h
BethM Hot cocoa! 2h
Sace Kombucha 2h
Bookwormjillk I‘ve been on a sparkling water kick 59m
Marmie7 Hot toddy, esp this time of year. 58m
Slajaunie Strawberry sprite. I make it with fresh strawberries. 40m
sharread Coffee, or a red eye. Then I finish fast. 🤣🧙‍♀️ 33m
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: You are placed in charge of a book club, and you can only pick books one of two ways: do you pick books you‘ve already read, or do you pick books you haven‘t read? #BookTalk

CrowCAH Books I‘ve read, so I can be knowledgeable about the content. Would put less stress on me not to have to quickly read and finish the book before the group discussion. 1d
TheSpineView Books I have not read. 1d
Sarahreadstoomuch I run a book club at my library and I ask members to vote for our books for the year. However, I do make the list they vote from, and while it‘s probably 80% books I haven‘t read, I‘ll stick in a few that I have so that I can catch a break sometimes. Still need to skim it again though - discussions can get pretty in depth! 1d
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bookaholic1 Books I haven't read, but if someone suggests that they wanted to read one I have already read, I wouldn't stop that from happening 1d
Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve been in my book club for many years and we always choose our books for the year in September. Everyone brings their suggestions that they preferably haven‘t read, we make a master list and pick from there. We ask that people suggest books they haven‘t read so that people aren‘t hurt by someone who hates a book they love. If we all start off with curiosity then hopefully no one gets upset. 1d
DGRachel If those are my only two choices, then books I haven‘t read because while I know that no book works for all people, it sucks if the entire group hates a book you love. 1d
Samplergal Books I‘ve read and know can be a great discussion book. Some books that are great, may not have a lot to offer a book discussion. It‘s how I run mine and have been successful. Even when the participants don‘t like the book, a lively discussion is had! 1d
rwmg When my book club started the rule was books nobody had read, but as the number of members increased that proved impractical. We take it in turns to choose a book. Each of the original members still holds to the rule of a book he/she hasn't read before but the newer members tend to choose a favourite for their first book till they get the idea. 24h
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which do you prefer more, fantasy or sci fi? #BookTalk

Sace Fantasy 2d
BookwormAHN Fantasy 2d
Bookquilter Fantasy
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TrishB Fantasy.But haven‘t read any for a good few months as just not in a fantasy mood! 2d
Bookjunkie57 Fantasy 2d
DuckOfDoom Sci-fi! I tend to pick fantasy from my TBR, but I seem to enjoy the sci-fi novels more. 2d
Linsy Fantasy!!! Although I have learned that I do also love many a sci-fi. A college class introduced me to Bradbury and I‘m never going back! 🌚 2d
DrexEdit Both! But I've been reading more fantasy lately. 2d
tournevis SF, of course. 🚀🔫👽🛸 2d
JacqMac Fantasy. But I‘ll settle for sci-fi. lol 2d
Jaimelire Sci-fi 2d
vivastory Fantasy. But I do love sci-fi. 2d
Gissy Fantasy but I also enjoy sci-fi 2d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: If you could be a superhero, which superpower would you have, what would be your token weapon, and what would your uniform look like? #BookTalk

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Teleportation....and a book (of course!)😉🦸‍♀️ 3d
LauraJ I‘d be The Introvert! My super power would be to shut up people holding loud cell phone conversations so the rest of us can read in peace. 3d
tournevis I'd be Faith. 3d
Slajaunie I would have super intelligence and be able to fly. I would have a flyswatter as a weapon (annoying people get swatted). My costume would be a short dress with thigh high boots. Black and purple! (edited) 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How often do you donate books? #BookTalk

UnidragonFrag I go through my books once or twice a year for ones I don't think I'll read or likely won't read again and donate. Though, I usually end up in goodwill getting more afterwards lol 4d
Lovesbooks87 All the time. I don't keep any of my books after I read them! 4d
eri.reads Every few years at the moment. I've already done a huge donate around 8 years ago and I don't want to let any of the ones I have go lol. 4d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Does sending them to Litten friends count?!?! 😘😊 4d
Johanna414 Regularly. I have a shelf of books at work that are all donations and used book sale finds. Teachers know they can send students down and choose a book to keep. Many of our students do not have parents willing to buy them books. (edited) 4d
Bookwormjillk I mostly borrow from the library, but about once a month or so I have one to drop at the Little Free Library near my office 4d
TheBookAddict Not very often. I tend to want to keep my books, unless I didn‘t like them 😅. This year I‘ve donated quite a few books to goodwill and little free libraries. 4d
tournevis Often. Doubles and books from closed projects, books that we are not reading nor attached too, etc. 4d
Jaimelire All the time. At our recycling depot there is a book shed where you can leave/take books. When my book shelves and baskets begin to overflow, I donate. (and take a few also!) 😊
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LauraJ On average, monthly. 4d
Chrissyreadit Often. 4d
JacqMac Every 6 months or so. 4d
Hoopiefoot Every few months 4d
Sharpeipup All the time. 4d
Amiable Every month at least. I work at a hospital and we have book carts that visit patient rooms, and we also put books in the areas where patients spend hours getting infusion or other cancer treatments. I frequently stop at the local used bookstore and purchase books just to donate them to the hospital. 4d
Stacypatrice Often 🙃 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage As soon as I fill a shopping bag full! 4d
LapReader As soon as I finish a book I give it away to someone I think would like it or take it to an exchange. 4d
rwmg Very rarely 4d
RenePenn Not often. I like to keep most of my books. I will loan them to friends or family but I usually want them back. 4d
faithx5 Rarely. I only buy books I really want to keep, otherwise I get them from the library. So I usually purge and donate when I‘m getting ready to move but that‘s about it. 4d
RealBooks4ever Whenever Powell's doesn't buy them back from me. 📚 4d
ljuliel I always do. I don‘t keep my books once done. Pass them on for others to read. I usually donate mine to our library for their book sale. (edited) 4d
AmyRebecca Very often. Especially when I see someone has interest in a subject or there is a situation where access to good books is limited... 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: If you could take any one character from one novel and put that character in another novel, which character would you pick, what would be the novel-to-novel transfer, and why? #BookTalk

madamereadsalot1 I would put Edward Cullen into Interview with the Vampire because seeing Lestat with Edward would be hilarious! And most likely gruesome. The sparkling thing and the "vegetarianism" and the virginity keeping, Lestat would be disgusted! ? 5d
Zelma @madamereadsalot1 but maybe Louis would finally feel understood! Maybe we should move Louis to Twilight. 😆 5d
madamereadsalot1 @Zelma bwhahahah!! I feel like Louis would just end up more conflicted and confused. 😂 But this should totally be a crossover! 5d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: WhIch is your favorite fictional non-human creature? #BookTalk

Sace Dobby was the first thing that popped into my head. 6d
ImperfectCJ "Wolf" from Michelle Paver's Wolf Brother is a favorite of mine. 6d
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Mr Tumnus. The Narnia books are the first ones I remember my father reading to me. ❤️ 6d
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Reagan-reads Jaws 😊 6d
Soubhiville Night Eyes from Robin Hobb‘s first trilogy. 6d
tournevis Vulcans. 🖖 6d
vivastory Direwolf is the first thing that came to mind 6d
Laura317 Death from Discworld. 6d
jpellet House elves 🧦⚡️ 6d
mdm139 Dragons and Direwolves 6d
CoffeeCatsBooks Dragons 🐉 and Unicorns 🦄 6d
Lizpixie Vampires 6d
Alicepondpoe I have to go with Borne form Jeff Vandermeer's book Borne. It's not a traditional non-human creature but the most fascinating I think I've ever read. 6d
flying_monkeys Tea dragons 6d
JulietBooks He's not from a story book, but I want to say it's Lucas the Spider. 🕷 6d
IamIamIam Unicorns!!! I know, I don't seem like the sparkly unicorn type but... lol 6d
IamIamIam Oh, and jawas! Lol, Tim said wookies! 6d
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Killer, the rabbit turned six foot tall, flying, blue donkey from 6d
revenge4porgy Wilbur from Charlotte‘s Web, Ella from All of a kind Family, Francie from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, ET, and Wonder Woman. Oh yeah, almost forgot....Yoda. 😉 5d
AmyRebecca Fictional creature? I'm thinking Tin Man from Frank Baum's Oz stories 5d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What makes it so wonderful to read when it‘s raining or snowing? ☔️ 🌨 #BookTalk

MamaGina I can‘t read in quiet - the tv is on low or instrumental music is playing - but the BEST accompaniment is the rain in the trees as I read on my back porch. And oh how I love getting snowed in! Books, hot beverages, comfort foods & comfy clothes and throws, nothing better!! 🌧 ❄️ 📖 1w
C.Perone There's no compelling reason to leave the house resulting in guilt free reading indulgences😊😊 A snow day from work is free bonus reading time handed to you on a silver platter ⛄️ 1w
LiteraryinLititz I think it‘s because if it‘s clear out, part of me thinks I should be doing something outside. But when it‘s raining or snowing I don‘t feel bad about curling up and reading! 1w
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TheBookHippie Snowing I‘m usually stuck inside so yay read read read ❤️📖 Rain it‘s just soothing to be cozy .. 1w
Peddler410 I don‘t like driving in rain or snow storms so I‘m glad I have books! 1w
JulietBooks It heightens the dramatic effect. 1w
Crystalblu Let guilt 😜 1w
AmyRebecca The sound of rainfall or a windy snowstorm help me to focus more. 5d
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Time for the bookish dicussion question f the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it‘s: Are there a couple books whose endings were completely unexpected for you? #BookTalk

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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Which kind are you? 😁 #BookTalk

Soubhiville The one on the left. Clean, neat shelves for me please! 1w
Peddler410 The right. As hard as I try, I can‘t get all my books to fit 🤪 1w
Lovesbooks87 The one on the right! 1w
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Sace The right. I love messy book shelves! 1w
KristenDuck I aspire to be the left.... but I‘m the right as well 1w
Shvonne I‘m in the middle. 1w
faithx5 I guess in the middle? My books are mostly well organized and aesthetically pleasing but not ordered by color, but I‘m overcrowding my shelves again so some are starting to get piled on top again. (edited) 1w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Somewhere in the middle. 1w
Dawnrod1970 Definitely someone in the middle 1w
LibrarianRyan B. Solidly b. 1w
Bookwomble The left one, but with a hefty dose of the right one! 1w
Bookwomble @faithx5 Ah, you've described my books, too 😊 1w
JulietBooks People need to buy more bookshelves. 😐 1w
bookaholic1 I am the neat one, that takes care of my books 1w
TheSpineView Neat! Can't stand messes and clutter 1w
faithx5 @JulietBooks I‘m getting some more shelves from a friend who‘s moving in November! Trying to hold out until then. 1w
Dorianna I alternate between the two extremes. Currently I‘m a mess. 1w
Ash.on.the.line My books I‘ve read and keep are neat. Books on my tbr shelf are a mess. 😂 1w
LeahBergen Definitely the tidy and shelved. Unshelved books give me anxiety. 😆😆 1w
rwmg I was the left but have pretty much reached carrying capacity so veering to the right apart from the TBR shelves which arw under control, at least until Christmas 1w
JacqMac I‘d like to be the first kind, but I‘m all out of shelf space. Again. So they are a little messy. 1w
corycatelyn If I had the room, definitely ordered neatly...however, that is just not the case anymore 🤣 1w
catsuit_mango If living on my own I'm the left, but since cohabiting my SO took more room and now my shelfs are overflowing... 1w
Gissy At this time, left one very organized because they are packed in boxes🤣😂 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Where would you recommend someone go if they want to get away on a vacation and just read the whole time without interruption, but still have some good places to eat, get out in nature maybe, stuff like that? I hope this question makes sense, lol. #BookTalk

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I've been hoping and wishing and dreaming of taking a vacation in the woods in a cabin somewhere where we just build fires, go for nature walks and read books all the time. It would be somewhere to go out for dinner too. It's my big dream. I will do this someday! I keep pitching it to my reading buddies as our dream vacation. And then it would be somewhere where we hit the local bookstore too! 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I'm guessing some cabin in Tennessee so then we could go to Ann Patchett's bookstore. ☺️ 2w
Marmie7 We just went on a getaway to a little town by the ocean. You could see the ocean from our motel. There's little cafes and other little shops. The only problem is my husband is not a reader and wanted to walk/drive around the entire 2 days 😏 Next time I need to take my daughter, who reads as much as I do. Haha 2w
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ImperfectCJ The Maine coast would be nice for that. Portland, Ogunquit, Damariscotta, maybe. Bar Harbor before school lets out for the summer...you'd have Acadia NP right there for exploring (wouldn't be remotely peaceful after school lets out, though). Asheville, NC (Malaprop's Bookstore!) or Yellow Springs, OH. A small college town with a downtown area, like South Hadley, MA. So many places would be great reading destinations! Fun question! 2w
TheSpineView @ImperfectCJ Yes! Asheville is a must! Great restaurants, outdoor activities abound and cool thriving downtown! Just let me know when you come and I 'll give you the nickle tour! 2w
ImperfectCJ @TheSpineView We're actually planning to be there next summer! We used to go 3-4 times a year when we lived in Durham. Had our honeymoon there 20 years ago and have been angling to move there ever since. :-) 2w
RenePenn The beautiful white sandy beaches near Panama City, Florida. Fall is a perfect time to sit on the beach and read. You also have plenty of restaurants - especially seafood. My other favorite place to read is when we are camping. Find a campground with a nice lake view, put a hammock between the trees and hang out and read for hours. So peaceful. 2w
TheSpineView @ImperfectCJ We'll have to do a Litsy meet up. There are a couple of other Littens in the vicinity 2w
ImperfectCJ @TheSpineView That would be fantastic! 2w
Bookboss Petoskey, Michigan has a fabulous independent bookstore, a gorgeous trail for running and biking, Lake Michigan, and great places to eat. If you are familiar with Booktopia, they held it here twice. 2w
LibrarianRyan We went on a Disney cruse during hurricane season and it was awesome. Rainstorms to snuggle and read in while still being warm, lazy days in a hammock. Etc. 2w
IamIamIam The Finger Lakes region of New York! Also, wine country on the north shore of Long Island! 2w
IamIamIam Oy... how could I skip Niantic, CT?! Home of The Book Barn!!! 2w
Lizpixie In Australia I highly recommend the Katoomba/Leura region of the Blue Mountains in NSW. You can book a house or a cabin if you want a bit more nature. They even have these amazing treehouses with sunken spa baths with views of the bush. And in the towns themselves, there are some amazing restaurants to eat at, plus some cool little shops to browse through. And my all time favourite chocolate shop, Josophans & a cute Lolly Shop too. 👇👇 (edited) 2w
Lizpixie There‘s also beautiful estates & gardens you can visit, an amazing Toy & Railway Museum in a 200yr old house, there‘s the Scenic Railway which is the steepest railway in the Southern Hemisphere, The ZigZag Railway, one of the only steam trains still running & the Three Sisters lookout. Plus so many more beautiful scenic places to visit. Not to mention the Hydro Majestic hotel, built during the 1920s, it‘s a perfect example of Art Deco style. (edited) 2w
Lizpixie I could go on. And on.😋 It‘s my favourite place in the world to relax and forget about my stress and health problems. 2w
xicanti The Pacific Rim. There‘s a great rainforest, lots of beaches, a bunch of nice places to stay, and some pretty good food in and around Tofino and Uclulet. (Tacofino forever!) I always manage to read a lot there. 2w
vivastory Martha's Vineyard! Sit on the beach with a book & a drink during the day. Walk to a local diner, or Black Dog Tavern for dinner. Some of the best seafood you will ever experience! 2w
Hooked_on_books Vancouver Island. Quiet, beautiful, relatively temperate, and with some great spots to find good restaurants. Looks like @xicanti already had the same idea! (edited) 2w
Johanna414 If you want to get off the beaten path, Ithaca, NY is a super cute college town with tons of amazing restaurants and great hiking opportunities (gorges and waterfalls galore!). There‘s several adorable cabins to rent on AirBnB to cozy up and read the days away. It‘s our go to for a fun, inexpensive weekend away. 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How often do you use cookbooks? #BookTalk

Flaneurette often...but still can't cook worth a damn 2w
AmyRebecca I will consult a cookbook before just searching for recipes online. 2w
MidnightBookGirl Rarely. I find recipes online for the most part. Occasionally my boss recommends a great cookbook, but it's not my usual book buying item. 2w
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Ruthiella I go online but I‘m not much of a cook! 😬 2w
AutumnRLS I love to read and look at cookbooks, but when it comes to actual cooking I prefer my recipe app. I especially like books that take an aspect of food and expound on it while including recipes, a la How to Preserve Everything. 2w
xicanti At least a couple times a week. Whenever I‘ve got a particular ingredient on hand and I want to try something different with it, I comb through my stash to see what my favourite cooks have to say about it. 2w
Crazeedi Rarely, but I have a whole bookcase filled with them. The recipes I use the most are in my head 2w
JamieArc @AutumnRLS What recipe app do you use? 2w
teebe Almost never. When I need to, I prefer using online recipes because I can look at multiple recipes for the same thing. 2w
Shvonne I use them sometimes. I‘ve been slowly transferring recipes I‘ve ripped out of magazines and have saved on my phone to an actual recipe book. 2w
JacqMac I use them for inspiration. I‘m not very good at following recipes. I always change them. 2w
Lynnsoprano All.the.time. I adapt a lot of recipes or use them for inspiration, but I‘m reading them all the time. We have a Wednesday evening ritual where hubby and I pull a pile of cookbooks from the shelves to create a weekly menu. There‘s rarely a week that doesn‘t include one new dinner. 2w
AutumnRLS @JamieArc I use Yummly. I like the shopping lists and being able to categorize different recipes the way that I want to. 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What is your general take on “classics”? #BookTalk

Gezemice I like to read classics. They tend to be classics because they stood the test of time. I had way fewer bad picks with classics than contemporary fiction, which is hit and miss. Not saying all classics are good - I had some duds - but overall, if people are still reading it, there is a reason. 2w
tournevis My only issue with "classics" is how "classics" is defined. "Classics" tend to all be white, male, western and dead, aren't they? 2w
Lcsmcat They‘re my go-to reads. They became classics because they are good stories well told. You may have to be intentional to read diversely, but you do with modern fiction too. 2w
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Kimberlone Love them, but I do need to be in the right mood to approach one I haven‘t read yet. 2w
Amiable Depends on the classic 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
ljuliel Of the Classics I‘ve read, I‘ve highly enjoyed them. I‘m not sure I‘d enjoy them as much anymore as I have to set my brain on a different speed to absorb what I‘m reading. The older I get, the more some of the cogs in my brain are wearing out, therefore I have less settings and less interest in reading really involved books that take lots of attention. Maybe I‘ll eventually drift back to Dr Seuss and Archie & Jughead comics.Those reviews coming 2w
Billypar For many of them, I'm not excited going in, but end up liking them more than I expect. 2w
TheHeartlandBookFairy I usually enjoy them more than I expect to However, I have so many books on my TBR stack that I rarely go back and reread anything including classics. But, I could read Little women and Anne of Green gables (if you consider that a classic) over and over 😁 2w
Shvonne I like classic movies and classical music. Classic books are hit or miss 2w
teebe Exactly what @tournevis said. The idea of classics relies on the idea of high versus low culture, which has always been a classist, often racist, distinction. I treat them like any other book.. if I‘m interested, I‘ll read it but I‘m way past tired of the idea that a book is good because some dead white guy decided it was (or because some current academic insists literary canon is The Best). (edited) 2w
Lynnsoprano I find that I appreciate classics more as I get older. I have problems with requiring students who don‘t have the life experience to relate to classics to read them. Silas Mariner is a great example; hubby says it never would have made the impact it did had he read it before he became a father. 2w
tournevis @teebe I get that there are books that were and are society-changing, civilization-changing. Those are important to know about, know well even, but that's a different thing. That's about arming oneself, right? 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which book(s) made you laugh your ass off? #BookTalk

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Auntynanny The Prince of Neither Here nor There by Sean Cullen 2w
Susanita Arse the size of Brazil! 2w
Sharpeipup All the Stephanie plum books. 2w
Crazeedi The Montalbano series I'm reading right now 2w
Avanders I have to agree with @Soubhiville : 2w
dragondrool Hollow Kingdom was pretty funny. I especially cracked up every time S.T. referred to himself in the third person by his full name. 2w
Shvonne I got a few laughs out of the Johannes Cabal series. 2w
vivastory I agree with @crazyspine 2w
Pogue The whole Iron Druid series. 2w
rwmg Recently? “Beautiful People“ by Simon Doonan, especially the first third or so. 2w
Lizpixie Anything by Terry Pratchett & Douglas Adams and also this delightful Xmas story from Christopher Moore 2w
Gissy It was a book in Spanish, no sense, a trashy love-hate adult romance, very trashy one: No Eres Mi Tipo (You are not my Type) 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do the furry members of your family interrupt your reading time? Do they object to you reading rather than giving them all the attention? #BookTalk

wanderinglynn Sometimes. Especially if I‘ve been reading for a while. 2w
Hestapleton My cat often does his own thing and isn‘t very cuddly. But when he DOES want snuggles, it‘s always when I‘m reading! And he lays right on top of my book 😹 2w
Lcsmcat Sometimes, but often he settles in to sleep on my lap while I read. 2w
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TheSpineView All the time! Head under my hand for a pet. Like I am not allowed to hold my book.😂 2w
Patchshank Yes. One of them does. My younger cat will jump up on my lap and use his head to move my book or whatever I'm holding out of the way. My older cat will just paw at me until I lift him up then he will just lay next to me and go to sleep. 2w
xxjenadanxx My dog Sadie Mae likes to wait until I'm good and into my book and then crawl between it and I and lay down on my book arm. It's annoying but adorable. 2w
Amiable Nope 2w
UnidragonFrag My dogs don't usually bother me when I'm reading. That's more a people thing lol 2w
ljuliel No furry things here. Not even a thing with no fur, like a pet fish. 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @xxjenadanxx my dog is named Sadie May! 😄She doesn‘t care that an open book means leave me alone. 2w
xxjenadanxx @Prairiegirl_reading oh that's so cool!! 2w
DGRachel It really depends on the day/time. Sometimes Bailey just snuggles against me and sleeps while I read. Other times, she thumps her big ol‘ block head on top of my book. 😂 2w
Shvonne When I had pets they would only bother me while I was using my laptop 2w
LauraJ 50% of my reading time is spent cat/book juggling. 2w
LA_Mead My black cat Salem likes to step on my books and push them away! 2w
SaturnDoo Nope, my dogs don't bother me while reading. 2w
AmyRebecca My cat is a heavy bookmark. She is small and will sit on a page and hold my place in a book for me, haha.... sometimes wanted by me, sometimes her (because she thinks it's time for me to take a break and give her head rubs)! 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: When choosing your significant other, diid/does enthusiasm for reading factor in at all? #BookTalk

bookishkris Yes. Absolutely. I could never be with someone who either didn‘t read or at least didn‘t understand my need to read/that I find reading fun and relaxing. 2w
wanderinglynn It must be because I‘m still single. I haven‘t found a SO yet who understands. 😂 2w
ValPenny Definitely! We both read avidly - Had to throw out the extra bed to make room for books when we got married! 2w
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Sbk89 Yes! 2w
TheBookKeepers No. He was never a reader unless it was required. BUT 10 years after being married to a book nerd (muah) he has become a more frequent reader! 🎉 2w
kspenmoll Yes, my husband is an English major & journalist- we share a love of all things bookish.❤️ 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego No. By BF is not a reader. But he's supportive. It would be nice if we had that in common though. 2w
DrexEdit No. He's not an obsessive reader like me. When he does read it's mostly non-fiction. 2w
TheSpineView No and he doesn't read unless it is a technical manual. 2w
Alfoster Nope! He‘s a general contractor and only reads technical stuff. Ok, by me. We support each other‘s interests and he actually studied Latin in high school so his grammar is perfect!😃 2w
Amiable Yes. We both love to read. He reads science fantasy and nonfiction. I bounce between fiction and nonfiction. We share a lot of books about history. Although even if he didn‘t read much, I would appreciate him just because he supports my love of reading. That‘s the important thing! 2w
mdm139 Nope, but he had to be supportive of my need to read and be willing to listen to me talk about the books I read even though he doesn‘t care about the books. 2w
Bookwormjillk He doesn‘t have to be a reader, but can‘t interfere with my reading. 2w
LauraJ Yes. This is why I don‘t have a significant other. 2w
LauraJ @wanderinglynn Amen, sister! 2w
JillR Yes! We met in school, and studied English literature together ❤️. We have very different reading preferences but we‘re both always reading. Love that our kids are heading that way too 🤞 2w
Lizpixie Nope. The hubby and I are complete opposites, he‘s never read a book(yes, never)not even newspapers or magazines. I like to think we complement each other, what I‘m good at, he‘s not and vice versa. It‘s worked for us for 26 yrs so far.👍 though I do wish sometimes I could discuss a great book with him, but that‘s what Litsy is for! 2w
LibrarianRyan No. But their willingness to put up with my reading and book habits did. 2w
rwmg No, but he enables my addiction 2w
LapReader When I first went to his house I squealed because there was a bath then rounded the Cnr to find a wall of books. It was ❤️ at first sight. He was reading Oscar and Lucinda at the time. He comes to Writer‘s Festivals with me and loves to read with me in the hammock and drink champagne. He is the one. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage No, but he once asked his ex-wife to confirm that he‘d actually read a lot when they were married. She confirmed and we all laughed about it. 2w
inthegreensandblues I haven't been in a relationship for quite a while but at this point, I don't think I would want to date someone who never read at all. He doesn't have to like the same books I do or spend the same amount of time on it, but I would want him to be some kind of reader. 2w
inthegreensandblues @LapReader I feel so envious right now 🤣 2w
Kimberlone Not really, though I am thankful that my SO does read some (though not to nearly the same extent as me, and we have pretty different taste in books). We try to read a book together every once in awhile and we like to listen to audiobooks on long drives. I don‘t think it would be a deal breaker if he wasn‘t a reader at all though 2w
ljuliel 😱😂. No, it‘s a good thing that wasn‘t part of the criteria or he wouldn‘t have made the cut. He NEVER used to read , but thanks to the world of audiobooks and a really long drive to work, he now listens daily and even talks to me about what he‘s reading. 😳 It‘s quite a switch. ( HUGE Stephen King fan, so I hear a lot about his books ) 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you like books with actual chapter titles, or do only numbers suffice? #BookTalk

Soubhiville I don‘t care. Terry Pratchett writes a lot of books with no chapters at all, and I‘m ok with that too. Honestly I don‘t think chapter titles add anything to my reading experience. 3w
TrishB As long as it has chapters! 3w
myellenbee I have slight preference for untitled chapters unless there are flashbacks then just past or present to clarify, especiallyif on audio. When there are titles I spend a lot if time tying to figure out their meaning and worrying there are spoilers in the title, going back at the end of the chapter to see if the title was apt, etc. So it slows me down. 3w
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bookladyreads I don't really care either way. I've never even thought about it until reading this post. 3w
ravenlee No matter either way. Sometimes I forget about titled chapters, then realize halfway through that they mean something and have to flip back and see what I missed. 3w
BookwormAHN I like chapter titles and I love it when they have quotes before the chapters. 3w
Lauram I‘m not sure I‘ve ever really noticed. 3w
Prairiegirl_reading It depends on the book. Titles don‘t suit some books, thrillers for example. 3w
Dorianna Depends on the type of book. I don‘t think every story requires it. When appropriate humorous chapter titles are my favorite. 3w
Aseleener I agree with @myellenbee . Numbers only, please! 3w
TheSpineView Not necessary for me. 3w
Copwithabook Numbers only. Chapter titles sometimes give away what‘s about to happen 3w
inthegreensandblues I'm okay with either but I sometimes enjoy chapter titles if they're done well and not spoilery. 3w
ljuliel I prefer just numbers but either is ok. 3w
Kimberlone Depends on the story. Harry Potter always utilized them well along with the chapter illustrations. I was pretty bummed when listening to The Name of the Wind and sequel on audio that the chapter titles were only in the narration and in the Audible app you weren‘t able to actually see the name of the chapter. 3w
SW-T I‘m with @Prairiegirl_reading They suit some books and not others. Doesn‘t make or break a book for me though. 3w
rwmg I prefer actual titles to just numbers as they make it easier to find my place again if I lose my bookmark. But it's not a big deal. 3w
LapReader I would name my chapters if I was a writer. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you prefer softcover or hardcover? #BookTalk

LapReader Soft as hard is usually too heavy for my wrists. 3w
Megabooks Hardcover 4 life! 3w
TheSpineView Hardcover 3w
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JacqMac Hardcover on the shelf. Softcover in my hands. It‘s always a conundrum. 3w
Liatrek Both actually 😊 I love Hardcovers because they look great on shelves and are easier to floor stack when out of space. Soft covers always so nice for commute reading and travel. 3w
TheEllieMo I love a hardcover but they are a bit of a hassle on the move 3w
Ruthiella @JacqMac Ditto! To read paperback but to keep hardback! 3w
dragondrool Softcover. Trade paperback-sized preferably.
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webhau1 Hardcover (edited) 3w
xicanti Softcover. They‘re way easier to carry around with me, and way easier on my hands. 3w
Ddzmini Huh well I was going to say both but my hands are getting worse (arthritis) so soft covers are easier to hold 🙌🏽😋📖 3w
AsYouWish Depends on the book, shorter books hardback, longer books paperback. Hardbacks are also easier to balance on my knees or a surface when I am reading, but paperbacks hurt less when I fall asleep reading. 3w
Sharpeipup Soft 3w
Auntynanny softcover 3w
Kimberlone Paperbacks are much easier for reading and portability. As lovely as hardbacks look in book cases, I feel like they are not very practical and dust covers just annoy me. The only hardbacks I get nowadays are from Book of the Month. Plus I don‘t feel bad when pages or covers get bent or messed up with a paperback. 3w
Rachel.Rencher I love the look of hard covers on the shelves, but soft covers are so much easier to read and pack! 3w
rwmg Soft covers because they're cheaper 😁 3w
MrBook @Rachel.Rencher Completely agree 😁🙌🏻! @rwmg When I win the lottery, I‘ll make that priority go away for you, my friend. 😎🙌🏻 3w
JillR Always soft cover/paperback for me. I read on the train and don‘t like carrying hardbacks around. Also they cost more! But, I hate waiting soooo long for paperbacks to come out... 3w
Stacypatrice Soft - it hurts less when I end up dropping it on my face in bed. I don‘t plan on it... it just tends to happen 🤭 3w
Megara Hardcover for the collection and softcover for reading while traveling. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you read #bannedbooks during #BannedBooksWeek? #BookTalk

Lcsmcat Sometimes. But I make a point to read them at some point. Telling me not to read something is a sure way to get me to read it. 3w
TheSpineView Not really. I usually stay behind on review requests and stuff that I want to read that I never get to them. 3w
Patchshank I don't usually go out of my way to read a banned book, but if it's something I would like I'll get to it eventually...maybe...it's on the list... 3w
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DGRachel Sometimes, but this year I have too much else I have to read for other deadlines that I just can‘t squeeze in anything special. 😭 3w
rsteve388 I read a book that was at one pointed banned just not banned in the current year. (I noticed the banned book week has the books sorted by the year they were banned). 3w
OrangeMooseReads I always read banned books. I don‘t make a special effort during banned book week though. 3w
rustoryhuf We run a trivia contest at my academic library. Students, Faculty, and Staff seems to really like this annual event. 3w
keepingupwiththepenguins Yes, definitely! This week, and every week - I almost make a point of seeking out books that have been banned or challenged. 3w
TheBookHippie Yes alllll week long! 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which generally unpopular book(s) do you really like? #BookTalk

rsteve388 I went through a phase where all i read was Am8sh Romance Novels. My pagan community was not feeling that... 3w
Tiffiney 1984 3w
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MamaGina Only has a rating of 40% here on Litsy but I loved 3w
dragondrool @vivastory I also really liked A Feast for Crows. I don't understand all the dislike for it. 3w
vivastory @dragondrool A lot of people seem to hate it because it didn't include any chapters from the POV of Jon Snow or Daenerys. Honestly I enjoyed the change of location & found the focus on other characters interesting. 3w
xicanti I know I‘m far from the only one who loves them, but so many people have felt the need to rant at me about how much they loathe WICKED by Gregory Maguire and THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman that I kind of FEEL like I‘m all alone in my love. I now make sure to be clear that I‘m the wrong audience for peoples‘ WICKED and/or MAGICIANS hate, too. Because it‘s necessary. 3w
Kappadeemom James Patterson. I‘m almost embarrassed to post them (but I do!) 😂 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Outside of Litsy, do you get asked for reading advice? #BookTalk

Lcsmcat I do, and then I get told my taste is “too hard.” 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
BethM Not super often, very few of my IRL friends like what I read 😂 3w
RvnclawWhovian I‘m definitely “that person” in my friend group 3w
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Judybskt Yes 3w
JacqMac Yes. And if you don‘t ask I‘ll tell you anyway. 😂 3w
Angeles Nope, my book addiction is a deep, dark, shameful secret. And i like it that way! 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks Yes by family and co-workers mainly 3w
Susanita My boss is always asking for recommendations ... but he never reads them! 3w
Susanita My boss is always asking for recommendations ... but he never reads them! 3w
xicanti People don‘t ask me specifically so much as rope me into conversations about the magic of literature. 3w
BarbaraJean Yes! My husband always asks me what he should read next, and I have several co-workers who will ask for book recs. One in particular asked me for suggestions for a book club at his kids‘ school... which makes me laugh since I don‘t have kids and he has 4. But I had a whole list of suggestions... 3w
Daisey Yes. I have a couple friends that will randomly ask for book recommendations when they can‘t decide what to read. I‘m also constantly recommending books to my students and former students at school. 3w
TheSpineView All the time! 3w
Ddzmini Nope 😝🙌🏽 3w
Gissy Well I watch some YouTubers 3w
kspenmoll Yes often., book club, friends, sibs 7 & all readers), students, co-workers 3w
Sharpeipup Not usually. 3w
vivastory I have a couple of co-workers who read & they ask me for recommendations 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which book(s) has the best surprise ending? #BookTalk

dragondrool Two of my favorites are And Then There Were None and Sharp Objects.
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Amandajoy @dragondrool Sharp Objects was a good ending. 3w
JackOBotts @Amandajoy - Yes! Behind Her Eyes 🤯 3w
vivastory Completely agree with Sharp Objects, And Then There Were None, Behind Her Eyes. I'd add Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Penance by Minato. Head Full of Ghosts. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there any authors you‘d like to co-author a book with? About what? #BookTalk

TheSpineView No one would want me as a co-author. Shall we say my writing leaves a bit to be desired.🙃 3w
Patchshank A post apocalyptic world with Neil Gaiman or Douglas Adams. Or a high fantasy with Christopher Moore. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Who is your all-time favorite author? #BookTalk

Mdargusch Right now, Liane Moriarty. 4w
TheBookAddict This is a tough one! 😨😰 Isabel Allende, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Stephen King, Tui T. Sutherland, Julie Murphy, and the author of Marcus Vega Doesn‘t Speak Spanish. 😅🤷🏽‍♀️ 4w
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HOTPock3tt Austen 4w
TheSpineView Rothfuss or Sanderson.. 4w
Amiable John Irving 4w
Kappadeemom Karin Slaughter 4w
BookwormAHN Stephen King 4w
GypsyKat Maya Angelou 💜 4w
Caffeinated_Reader Michael Connelly or Kurt Vonnegut depending on my mood lol 4w
Aseleener Stephen King 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jodi Picoult and Beatriz Williams 💗 4w
mdm139 Depends on the genre, but I love Diana Gabaldon 4w
tournevis I don't know anymore. 4w
Lynnsoprano Oh, goodness, there are so many authors I love, but, if I have to name just one, Jane Austen. Although if she‘s number 1, Charles Dickens is 1A. 4w
Pogue Charles de Lint 4w
Branwen It's a tie between Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway! 💕 4w
Billypar Cormac McCarthy or Toni Morrison 4w
Dragon Agatha Christie! 4w
KarenUK Sarah Winman for fiction, Nigel Slater for food writing, Jane Austen always 😍💕 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is:

Color-arranging your bookshelves, yay or nay?

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Nay! It looks pretty, but nope. 4w
BookwormAHN Nay, the attempt would drive my OCD nuts. 4w
Lcsmcat Nope. I‘d never find anything. 4w
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TheLudicReader Beautiful but impractical. 4w
rwmg No. So difficult to find anything 4w
keithmalek No. Alphabetical order by author's last name is the only way to go. Otherwise, I go insane. And it took me years to discover this. 4w
Karkar Not for me but love the way it looks. 4w
cajunsyd Not for me, it makes it harder to find specific books. 4w
KarenUK Think it looks pretty, but I like mine by author. 🤷‍♀️ 4w
cherinium Nope. Too much work and too hard to find books. (Not that I'm great at organizing 4w
tournevis Nah. 4w
JacqMac Nope. I have mine organized by genre. I am thinking about going alphabetical. Maybe one day. 4w
ravenlee Never. Split up by genre and alpha by author within genre. 4w
Jaimelire Nope 4w
dragondrool Nope. To each his own, but I just think it's silly. That said, it's wildly preferable to that turn them all backwards thing. 4w
Lizpixie Tried it with my TBR shelves, now I can‘t remember where each book is! Never doing it again, it‘s back to alphabetical by author for me. 4w
Stacypatrice I love when others do it... it looks lovely. I‘m too lazy. 4w
Sbk89 For some reason I have a weird habit of organizing them from large to small 😟🤔 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Does buddy-reading make a difference for you when reading a book? #BookTalk

Bookwormjillk I‘m more likely to finish a book I don‘t like. Sometimes that‘s good sometimes that‘s bad. 4w
Amiable I‘m currently reading “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow with a friend. We hit certain page counts and then get together and talk about what we‘ve read so far. Reading it together is helping us get through the 800-page book. 4w
Billypar Yes- I'm more likely to stop and analyze what I've been reading so I can discuss it with the group. I struggle with sticking to that normally- I'm tempted to just move onto the next book, instead of doing much thinking about the one I just read. 4w
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Lcsmcat Yes. I‘ll read things I‘ve always meant to read but never got around to, and I read more attentively. And after the discussions start I sometimes anticipate what others might say about the book, or notice things differently: prose style, symbolism, or just character traits. 4w
Karkar It depends, sometimes it makes it feel like homework but other times it makes me read things that I would not otherwise pick up. 4w
Lindy Yes. Knowing I had reading buddies helped keep me on track when I was reading a chapter a day of The Tale of #Genji. 😊 4w
Abailliekaras Yes, love it! I couldn‘t have read Infinite Jest without our Litsy buddy read. ☺️ 4w
Hooked_on_books Yes! Like @Abailliekaras I would not have gotten through Infinite Jest without the buddy read. Or Gone With the Wind, for that matter. 4w
Gissy Well, is to share your opinion with someone. I liked it. 4w
mdm139 I love buddy reading with my kids. Experiencing books with others is wonderful but I especially like doing it with my kids We are currently listening to The Skeleton Tree on audio in car and comparing it to Hatchet. Our bedtime book is Little House in the Big Wood and it makes us hungry. 4w
meagankc21 Oh heck yes. It gives me an outlet for my feelings when I need to yell about my favorite characters lol 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you find your lips moving as you silently read? #BookTalk

TheSpineView No but I have read studies and for those readers that subvocialize the voice box does vibrate minutely. 1mo
LauraAndTaraAndBooks Generally, no. But I also read in Spanish sometimes, and when I swap from one language to the other, I find my mouth starts moving along for the first couple of pages. @TheSpineView that's really cool, I never knew that! 1mo
Meghan1 Yes, all the time! My husband makes fun of me so much for it! 1mo
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RealBooks4ever Nope. 💜 1mo
Jemmygem Sometimes if there is something on in the background. ie TV 📺 radio 📻 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading Sometimes if something doesn‘t make sense or I‘m having trouble concentrating. 1mo
tournevis Only if the syntax is broken. If I have to sound out the sentence. Not a good sign, usually. 1mo
QuietlyLaura No. Actually, I find the whole aspect of speaking takes up a lot of energy. 🙃 1mo
rwmg I don't think so, though I'm told I still stick my tongue out when I'm writing by hand. 1mo
Jennifer3 I don‘t. 1mo
Lcsmcat Never in English. Sometimes when reading in French, but usually not then either. 1mo
Tera0707 @Prairiegirl_reading that‘s exactly when I do it. 4w
Sbk89 Nope 4w
Gissy Sometimes when I read uncommon or unfamiliar words 4w
dragondrool Never. 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are you going to read any horror/supernatural books between now and Halloween? 👻 🎃 #BookTalk

LauraJ Of course! 1mo
DGRachel Last year was the first time I did spooky reads intentionally in October and had so much fun, I‘m doing it again! 1mo
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Tera0707 Ooooo I want to. Any good recommendations? 1mo
JacqMac I love a good supernatural story in October. 1mo
BookwormAHN Absolutely 🖤 1mo
Karkar Yes! Although I read them year round. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Probably 1mo
Aseleener Yep, reading The Institute now and I also want to read It this fall. 1mo
Palimpsest Yes, but I prefer gothic tales, Victorian ghost stories, or young readers books because I don‘t do well with typical horror. It‘s terrifying. 👻 1mo
AmyRebecca Always! 1mo
riversong153 @Aseleener how is it? 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you have an ebook device? Which one(s)? #BookTalk

AmyG Ipad. 1mo
TrishB Kindle paper white. 1mo
Amiable I have an iPad mini with a Nook app. 1mo
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wanderinglynn Kindle 1mo
megnews Kindle fire 1mo
LapReader Sony 1mo
Ms.Story Kindle 1mo
Rissa1 Kindle Paperwhite and Voyager 1mo
Sharpeipup Nope 1mo
Gissy Nope 1mo
LeslieO Old school Kindle but I mostly read on my iPad. 1mo
JessClark78 Kindle Paperwhite. 1mo
TheLibrarian Kindle paperwhite (which I love compared to the Fire). 1mo
Lcsmcat I have a first generation Kindle touch, and used to have a Nook. But I read mostly from apps - Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. 1mo
rwmg I have a Kobo Aura and also read from Kindle and Googlebooks apps 1mo
RenePenn I used to have a Kindle but now just use the kindle app on my iPhone and iPad. 1mo
TheSpineView I have a Samsung Tablet that I use for the apps for Kobo, Book Shout and Book Funnel. I have a Kindle Paperwhite first generation that is glitchy but still works and Kindle Oasis the newest generation (not sure what number). I also read Kobo books on my desktop at work when it is slow. 1mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy I have a Kindle paper white that I absolutely love! I also have an older nook color but I don't use that as much anymore. Additionally, I use hoopla for digital books that I listen to on Bluetooth in my car or through Alexa in my house ? I still love my "real" books too! 1mo
Ruthiella Kindle paperwhite. 1mo
Tera0707 I have a Kindle Oasis. Love it 1mo
Kimberlone I had several iterations of the nook but finally made the switch to kindle last year. I use my phone for audiobooks. 1mo
Bookboss Old Kindle keyboard. I love it. 1mo
tournevis Kobo Glo 6 and Kindle Paperwhite 2018. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which literary-related places and landmarks are on your bucket list? #BookTalk

TheSpineView Scotland because of Outlander. I have wanted to visit before I read Outlander but after reading more so. 1mo
RaimeyGallant The list of ones I've already seen is a lot shorter. 1mo
JSW I‘ve read so many books set in Cornwall that we are going there! Hopefully in 2021. 😂 1mo
Susanita Hobbiton! 1mo
RavenclawOwlCat Places in Scotland from Outlander! 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What are some series adaptations from books that are on tv or streaming services that you currently enjoy watching? #BookTalk

Molly_the_mezzo Handmaid‘s Tale! 1mo
Fireneko84 The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 1mo
TheSpineView I don't watch TV anymore. Too busy and not my thing. If you watch 2 hours of TV just think how many books that is in a year! 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Handmaid's Tale, American Gods, Sharp Objects, Game of Thrones (despite the last 2 seasons). There are more I just can't think of them at the moment. I love TV. 😆😊 1mo
LapReader Still making my way through Outlander. 1mo
MaureenMc It‘s quite old now, but I‘ve recently discovered Miss Fisher‘s Murder Mysteries (based on Kerry Greenwood‘s novels). Of course, it‘s leaving Netflix this weekend. 🙄 1mo
FantasyChick Good Omens, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Handmaid's Tale, Sherlock, Orange is the New Black, Hannibal, Big Little Lies.....the list goes on and on and on 😂 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I love rewatching the David Suchet Poirot adaptations! I discover something new to appreciate every time! 1mo
Jess Handmaids Tale and Mindhunter. Both are fantastic. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Game of Thrones ( 2nd time) Outlander , Handmaid‘s Tale, hard pause on that till I finish The Testaments,behind a few seasons on Orange is the New Black.Big Little Lies first season only so far. 1mo
Karkar I just finished binge watching Dexter. I enjoyed that one - not near as dark as the first book. 😱 1mo
Pogue I don‘t watch TV or streaming. 1mo
pdever Handmaid's Tale and Wallander 1mo
SaraFair Poldark, baby !! 1mo
RenePenn Victoria and Poldark 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: If you came up with an average, how often would you say you visit bookstores and libraries? #BookTalk

BarkingMadRun Two times a week 1mo
Lexeegee Twice a month. 1mo
Eggbeater I make it to the library and my local indie book store at least once a month each. Depending on my budget, I'll go to the library a few times more or the book store. 1mo
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TheSpineView A couple times a year. Most all 9f my purchasing and borrowing is done online. A very hectic schedule make physical visit difficult. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Once a week for book stores. 5 out of 7 days a week 😁 1mo
Palimpsest I try to make it to the library every week and I pop into the bookstore once or twice a month. 1mo
Emilymdxn Not as often as I‘d like, every few weeks I hope and more on holiday (not counting the store at the theatre I work at which sells books, cause I don‘t go there for book shopping). I work a long way from home, day I was out the door 7.30am and I‘m just about to get the train home at 10pm so I don‘t have a lot of time to go to bookstores. When I have time off it‘s the first thing I do 1mo
TheLudicReader I go to the book store every couple of weeks. I also buy books online. Never go to the library because I want to own all the books. It‘s an illness. I am not ashamed. 1mo
mdm139 Library 2 - 3 times a week and book store every few months. The book stores are far and library closer. 1mo
tournevis Never enough. 1mo
DrexEdit On average I'll go to a bookstore once a month or so. I almost never go to the library. My husband works there and picks up all my holds! 😊 Next year will have a new library in our neighborhood (currently in an old hardware store) so I imagine I'll go lots more! 1mo
MamaGina Library 1-2 times a week, bookstore only occasionally now that I‘ve retired earlier than anticipated due to injury. Fortunately my library is small but mighty and I own enough backlist to last a very long time! 🤓 1mo
wordslinger42 Hmm. Probably 5-6 times a month! 1mo
TheEllieMo On average, once a week to a book shop, once a week to the library 1mo
Gissy I will say that I visit my two close bookstores like 4 or 5 times a month. I could at least once a week. But when I'm in Old San Juan I also visit another one in that area. If you ask me how often I visit on line bookstores🤔everyday☺️ 1mo
Slajaunie If you mean leave the house visit, not that often. If you mean online, several times a week. My schedule does not allow for it any other way. 1mo
Andrew65 At least weekly, sometimes more regularly. 1mo
Jaimelire Every week (more library time, but a bit at book store also).
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Hoopiefoot Library weekly, book store quarterly. 1mo
Ruthiella Yeah it‘s tricky if you want to include ebook and audio downloads from the library. For purely physical visit: Library about every two weeks and book store about every three months. 1mo
Lizpixie Hardly ever anymore due to health reasons unfortunately. All my shopping is done online as well as my library browsing. I‘m very lucky to have a local library where I can reserve books online and have my hubby pick them up for me. But damn I miss wandering those shelves! 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Psychologically, do you feel you‘ve accomplished more if you‘ve read a big, thick book or a bunch of shorter ones that when combined make up the same length? #BookTalk

Kimberlone Finishing a really long book or series feels the most satisfying 1mo
monalyisha Probably a big, thick book. Since I tend to put them off, it means that I've also conquered my procrastination. ;) 1mo
cherinium Definitely finishing a chunkster. Most of my reading is composed of books >400 pages, so when I do read a shorter one, I sometimes feel like I cheated somehow. 😉 1mo
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tournevis No. But then again, I like to read academic books, it's part of what I do for a living, and I'm one of those weirdos who enjoy theory. Tzvetan Todorov wrote short books designed to make your brain ooze out of your ears. 1mo
pigeonsandcrows I like to be able to check multiple items off my TVR list, so when I need to feel like I've accomplished something, I'll try to read several short but thoughtful books. 1mo
Billypar The several short books. I feel accomplished when I finish a chunkster, but while I'm reading it I feel so slow and can't believe I'm taking so long with one book. When I finish lots of short books, my brain ignores the page length and is just like 'wow, plowing through these!' 1mo
Lcsmcat I feel accomplished when I finish a well-written book, whatever the length. 1mo
rwmg The lots of shorter books is more satisfying. Got to decrease my TBR pile 1mo
Gissy I feel that I accomplished my reading goals just by reading more book than last year, from my tbr!📚📚📚📚📚It doesn't matter the length😌 1mo
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat I agree! 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How has your relationship with reading changed over the course of your adult life, when you were roughly 18 through today?

I‘ve come to read a wider variety of books (used to focus on non-fiction history & philosophy and classics) at a faster rate and in more formats (love audiobooks and paperbacks now). I also borrow more from the library again.

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hermyknee I‘ve definitely diversified genres that I read and formats I read in — I could be a little pretentious ass when I was a teenager 😂 Litsy has been an amazing resource, too! 1mo
tournevis I read so much faster! Having to prep for comps? That'll teach you to read fast. And a lot. Having developed friendships with authors, publishing myself, has led to a greater, deeper appreciation for the craft, and the books that come out of it. 1mo
BookPixie I read more, and more varied. Not as much YA. Also, Goodreads has changed how I find/select books. I‘m more likely to look at ratings beforehand. 1mo
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TheBookHippie I can‘t remember that far back 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I use the library more and read more with others. Genres really haven‘t changed. I‘ll still read almost anything but prefer my favorites. 1mo
Jennifer3 I read a wide variety of books but I don‘t read as much as I did as a child but I try. Work and other adulting activities take up more time then being a student and swimmer. This year I have made it more of a goal as reading feeds my soul. 1mo
rwmg I have less patience or possibly stamina for massive tomes than I used to. I start thinking about all the other books I'm NOT reading and could be. 1mo
Beholderess I‘ve used to read a lot, and fast. Mostly fantasy. Now I read more non-fiction - because it is easier to tell by the subject matter whether ill like it or not. And generally, I‘ve used to be a bookworm, but now I‘m struggling with reading and with staying focused (edited) 1mo
Copwithabook Audiobooks have been a game changer for me! I read more of what I feel like reading instead of forcing myself to read classics, that I don‘t really enjoy- here‘s looking at you Victorian novel- like a good English Major should. 1mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards My reading stayed fairly consistent from high school through college and my master's degree--lots of fantasy (even did my undergrad thesis on urban fantasy!), science fiction, young adult literature. However, when I got to my PhD, I fell out of “fun“ reading for a while, because I just didn't have time. I spent way too many hours puttering on the internet, until I discovered the Libby app and found it easy to read fun ebooks in smaller chunks. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are you going to see It Part 2?! 🕺🕺🕺 I will be at some point this weekend. When Part 1 cane out, we used the hashtag #LitsySeesIt. Let‘s use it again?! 🤡 🎈 #BookTalk

mdm139 I haven‘t seen the first one or read the book. I hope to get to the book but not sure. It is a beast. 1mo
Clwojick Going on Monday or Tuesday ♥️🤡 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yep. maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow. #Litsyseesit
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Beatlefan129 Part of me wants to, but it looks so scary! 1mo
TheSpineView No. Have not had time to read the book or see the first movie. Sigh... 1mo
Easytiger Saw it last night, it‘s intense. 1mo
Gissy Yes, I will see but I will wait. I don't like to see movies when the theatre is too full. 1mo
AprilMae Yes, the fam and I are going because we are scary movie freaks 😂😂😂 1mo
DGRachel Nope. Nope. Nopity. Nope. 😆😆 1mo
rubyslippersreads No. I was too 🐓 to see part 1! #coulrophobia 1mo
dragondrool In two hours. In IMAX. Seat E10. 😃 1mo
BookwormAHN Yes, possibly tomorrow 🖤 1mo
shadowspeak17 Yep, probably this weekend. 1mo
Kimberlone I‘m shooting for a Sunday matinee! 1mo
DivineDiana No. I haven‘t seen the first one yet! 1mo
SW-T No. Not planning on it. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which book(s) have been on your #TBR forever and you just can‘t take it (them) off? #BookTalk

bromeliad Infinite Jest. I just can't get myself to commit! 😰 1mo
Suzze I bought this in hardcover when it came out in 1988. I‘ve started it many times. And I like it! Just can‘t seem to get it read!!! 1mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff It‘s the only one I haven‘t read yet. There will be no more Pratchett for me after this one. I can‘t do it. Not yet. 1mo
Billypar I don't know why- it sounds good! 1mo
BookNAround I've had Henry James' The Wings of the Dove on my tbr piles since either high school or college and just have never managed to open it. Given that my 30th reunion from the first is this year, I've had this sitting unread for something like 3 decades. Wonder if I'll ever actually get to it? 1mo
BooknerdsLife A Little Life! 😅 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you enjoy memoirs? Any favorites? #BookTalk

tournevis Usually, my reaction is Oh! God! No! Rarely, once in a long while, one will be interesting (Jenny Lawson, for example). Most people's lives are boring! I do not need tales of woe. I need self-aggrandizement even less. 1mo
DrexEdit Rarely do I like memoirs. However, I'm a bit of a genre reader in this category. I'll read almost any memoir by a comedian. John Cleese, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Amy Poehler, Trevor Noah, etc etc. I'm looking forward to Eric Idle's memoir, Billy Crystal's, and possibly Amy Schumer's. I did also enjoy Cary Elwes's memoir on the making of the Princess Bride. 1mo
JacqMac It all depends on who or what and how good the writing is. Sometimes the story is ok, but the writing is just too awful. Eat, Pray, Love anyone? That smarmy stuff was sooo horrible. But I love some Jenny Lawson or David Sedaris. 1mo
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MelissaSue81 Totally depends.. but there have been quite a few I have liked of late. Loved Educated, Furiously Happy, Maid, Becoming. Oh and since I've read all the candidates political memoirs, I generally enjoy those.

The ones I don't like are “I'm an author/magazine columnist and I want to tell you all about ME, even though I don't really have a story worth telling at all.“
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heidisreads I do like memoirs! Tagged my most recent favorite. 1mo
jb72 Generally I do like memoirs. 1mo
ImperfectCJ I'm not generally a fan of memoirs, but there are a few that I've really enjoyed, mostly those by people who are authors first and happen to have a story about themselves to tell: Autobiography of a Face, almost anything by David Sedaris, The Year of Magical Thinking, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. The quality of the writing is perhaps more important to me than the story. 1mo
CarolynM I've read some good ones over the years. One that stands out in my memory 1mo
melbeautyandbooks This was my all time favorite memoir. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: The last chunk of the year is upon us—do you have any particular titles you‘re looking forward to reading before year‘s end? #BookTalk

mcctrish Margaret Atwood‘s The Testaments 1mo
Crazeedi Book 6 in the seven sisters series by Lucinda Riley 1mo
Karisa @mcctrish I will second The Testaments. Getting so close to release! 1mo
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CaitZ The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. November can't come fast enough. 1mo
Lizpixie @CaitZ 👆👆👆👆⏰⏰⏰⏰♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
mcctrish @Karisa it‘s so fun being so excited about a book coming out 1mo
tournevis I just want to make it to October alive. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are you a smeller of books? Sometimes the determining factor, for me, in buying a book is its smell. Some book scents remind me of my childhood from the way the books smelled in my old libraries ☺️. Are there any good candles that smell like books, by the way? #BookTalk

Spillmrj Wish I knew of a candle like that. Hopefully someone has an idea where one can be found. 1mo
CBee @MrBook there is a candle company called Frostbeard Studio - www.frostbeardstudio.com They also have an Etsy shop! 😁 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love the smell of books. Old and new. 1mo
CBee @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego JINX!! 😂♥️ 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @CBee Great minds! 😆 1mo
CBee @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes! I don‘t have any of their candles but I can‘t wait to try them! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @CBee I have A LOT I'm so addicted, it's kind of bad. Highly recommend. 1mo
Dyslexicon13 I just received a book that was wrapped in plastic. The first thing I did when opening the plastic was smell the book. 1mo
CBee @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego nah, that‘s not a bad thing to be addicted to 😁 1mo
MelissaSue81 Nope!! This is one of those things I don‘t really get! 1mo
bookandcat Yes! 1mo
tournevis Yes. 1mo
teebe If I‘m in a chain store then no but if I‘m somewhere selling older books then yes. 1mo
BillBlume I‘ll confess that as much as I love books, I am baffled by the “book smell” obsession. 1mo
rwmg @BillBlume @MellisaSue81 Oh thank goodness. I thought I was the only one
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Spillmrj Thanks I‘ll check it out 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there some places there‘s no chance you can get reading done because of too many distractions, like restaurants, the beach, the woods, in the living room with the tv on? #BookTalk

KarenUK I try to read on my lunch break (at B&N where I work).... I sit in the cafe, with my book open, but always end up people watching.... 1mo
Samplergal I can‘t read in restaurants, or shopping centers. I either can‘t tune out conversations or I people watch. 😂 1mo
Ruthiella Laundromats! I love watching the front loading machines! Plus now in the US where I am they all have at least two televisions going at once on different channels.🤨 1mo
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Lcsmcat I can‘t read in cars for long , but I can read in trains and airplanes. Noisy TV (explosions, etc.) is a problem but my DH will use headphones for me. ❤️ 1mo
MellieAntoinette Hospitals. Spent all weekend at the hospital w my niece. Not one word was read... 😢 1mo
Crazeedi I can read anywhere except in a vehicle, I get instantly motion sickness 1mo
mdm139 I can read anywhere but if my kids are awake they interrupt every 5 min. I get most of my reading done when they are at school or extracurricular activities or asleep. 1mo
BilboBookends My work break room is impossible to read in 😫 1mo
Lizpixie I can‘t read sitting next to the hubby coz he keeps talking to me!! So annoying, he‘s obviously NOT a reader🤐 1mo
Gissy Nope! I can read in noisy places. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there any book series that have gotten better for you as the series progresses? #BookTalk

Schlinkles The Dresden files 1mo
Lcsmcat Louise Penny‘s Chief Inspector Gamache. 1mo
Schlinkles Oh and the Chronicles of St. Mary‘s 1mo
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tournevis None I can think of. 1mo
bookaholic1 The Kate Burkholder Series in the Amish County. 1mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit The Sandford Prey and Flowers novels. 1mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit And Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Mayberry! ❤️ 1mo
Liatrek JD Robb Naked in Death Series 1mo
vivastory The Cormoran Strike series gets better. So does The Dark Tower. 1mo
Jaimelire Louise Penny-Inspector Gamache series 1mo
Fan_of_70 @Schlinkles I came here to comment about the Dresden Files! (edited) 1mo
MrT Stuart MacBride's Logan McCray crime novels. 1mo
MellieAntoinette Throne of Glass and ACOTAR. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: You can have up to five books with you on a deserted island, on which you will be stranded for an indefinite amount of time, it could be a few days or a few years—which books will you want with you? #BookTalk

Sbk89 1. The Forty Rules of Love. 2. The Qur‘an. 3. The Daughter of Fire. 4. Fairytale and Folklore stories. 5. The Sufi path of Love. (edited) 1mo
julesG Encyclopedia Britannica, Harry Potter series, The Bridgerton series, The Name of the Wind series, and It - should be enough for a few days more under a palm tree. Assuming that the series have been printed in a one volume omnibus edition each. 😁 1mo
LapReader The Bronze Horseman Trilogy, The Handmaid‘s Tale and something I haven‘t read yet but really want to like the second Pillars of the Earth book. It‘s also a chunkster. 1mo
Samplergal 1️⃣ In Cold Blood 2️⃣To Kill a Mockingbird 3️⃣ The Heart‘s Invisible Furies 4️⃣ The Island of the Sea Women 5️⃣ Cutting for Stone 1mo
Auntynanny 1. A Gift Upon the Shore by M.K. Wren 2. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
3. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman 4. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett 5. A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which authors were you hesitant to read and wound up pleasantly surprising after reading their material? #BookTalk

tournevis Truth? I feel that way towards most white male authors that don't end up sucking. 2mo
Samplergal Lisa See comes to mind as I thought her stuff was “fluff”. Until I read Island of the Sea Women. Then there are a bunch white guys that were published mid century and I think they can‘t be good. And usually I‘m okay with most. 2mo
Angeles Wolff hall from Hillary Mantel. I kept hearing it was a great literary novel which to me usually suggests pretentious, pedantic and boring and i just LOVED it. I can't wait for the final book in the trilogy 2mo
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RvnclawWhovian I was hesitant to read Stephen King. I always felt like he churns out so many books that the quality can‘t be great. But I was very happy to be wrong, especially since the movie adaptation of The Shining is what sparked my love of horror all those years ago 2mo
Stevenjohntait @tournevis Do you search for author photographs to find out if they are white males or just judge by their names? 2mo
tournevis @Stevenjohntait So many of them have their picture right there! No search necessary. 2mo
rwmg Kate Quinn. I found the covers of her series about the Empress Sabina very offputting, but once I started reading the books for my online Reading Group, I found them unputdownable. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: If you know someone needs to be emotionally elevated because they‘re feeling down, which book(s) would you share with them? #BookTalk

Meeko93 Hands down 👍 2mo
Velvetfur The Alchemist - yes, a cliché, but it is a sweet book with a high feel-good factor 😁 2mo
Dyslexicon13 House of Leaves because I‘m not a good person 😅 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘d give them a dose of childhood wonder (edited) 2mo
Bookishthoughts Good question! I'll have to come back with something. 2mo
Bookishthoughts I usually go for poetry. 2mo
Lcsmcat It‘s so dependent on who they are and why they‘re down that I can‘t generalize. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you give much weight to publishers when you pick books? Do you have any favorite publishers? #BookTalk

TheSpineView Nope. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not at all... 2mo
BillBlume Not too big of an impact, but how they package a book definitely can influence me. (edited) 2mo
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marleed I‘ve never even thought about that! But I do love books set on the publishing world - reading one now! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Sometimes. Particularry if it is a small publisher. I just read about 5 graphic novels all from the same publisher, but different authors, and I DNFed all but one. And they all had the same problems/concerns that turned me off. Will probably not read another of theirs unless someone tells me it is a must. 2mo
tournevis Because I know the editor, I know that Alire will have good novels. I might not like the novels, but I know they will be good. For quality of the paper object, from size, to graphic design, to smell, I know Actes Sud will be excellent and beautiful. 2mo
CaroPi Sometimes. But I try to support independent publishers like andotherstories they have a great selection of books 2mo
rubyslippersreads Not really, but I do like to support small publishers who reissue vintage books, like Dean Street Press and Jane Badger Books. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Not in the slightest. 2mo
readingjedi Not for myself but I heavily favour Usborne books for my daughter. They are consistently high quality. 2mo
bookaholic1 Not at all 2mo
ljuliel Don‘t pay a bit of attention. 2mo
JulietteGF Sometimes! I love Deep Vellum and Europa 2mo
Bookwormjillk No, but maybe I should? 2mo
KarenUK Only one.... Tin House, because they publish Claire Fuller in the US, and I adore her.... so I always take note of other things they publish.... (edited) 2mo
Dorianna Europa, University of Texas Press, And Other Stories are ones I‘ll pay attention to. Image, Black Mask Studios, Aftershock, and Boom! Studios are favorite comic book publishers. 2mo
DrexEdit Only the small ones or independents like europa, NYRBB, quirk, David Godine, etc or if I'm looking for a specific edition. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How long can you spend in a bookstore without leaving? #BookTalk

tournevis Is my husband with me? If yes 1/2h. If not, the world is my oyster. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Days if there‘s no one with me. I would live in one if I could. 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff You remember that story of the customer that got locked in a Waterstones after closing? I‘d do that if I could. 2mo
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SW-T In a good store? Eternity. 2mo
rustoryhuf I‘ve held sleep overs in the library, but never in a bookstore. I think I‘d like that. 2mo
SaturnDoo If I am alone, who is clock watching 😂🤣 2mo
Crazeedi Hours....till closing... 2mo
Lcsmcat As long as it takes. 🤣 2mo
Shvonne About an hour or two.vI have also hit up multiple bookstores in one day; one that sells new books and a used bookstore 2mo
Stacypatrice As long as I‘m not hungry... 2mo
AmyRebecca Until they close haha 2mo
kspenmoll All day if there is a chair to read in & coffee! 2mo
Gissy I agree with others, until they close! 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How fast do you read? #BookTalk

Lynnsoprano These days I‘m a slow reader. Maybe because I‘m retired and don‘t do anything fast😂 2mo
TheSpineView Sloooow. I have to read Every word and I sub vocalize 2mo
Sbk89 Depends on the book, and what I‘m doing. For example, it took me 2 weeks to finish Malcolm X, but it only took me 4 days to finish Lolita. I‘m slower than average. (edited) 2mo
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alysonwrites I honestly don‘t know how fast I am compared to other readers these days—seem to average about a book a week. Maybe that‘s somewhere in the middle? But I have always considered myself a slow reader because I am also a writer and I like to savor the words. 2mo
Crazeedi I'm a pretty fast reader, I definitely skim at times, but I also reread paragraphs when I need to, I really don't know number of words a minute . Also depends on the book, of it's a heavy subject, and sometimes nonfiction has me going a bit slower 2mo
Kappadeemom Not sure how fast but usually 3-4 books a week and I work a full-time job with a husband and 6 kids 😜 But I don‘t watch much TV 2mo
Gissy I'm not a fast reader😔but I still love reading and love to have stacks of books!🤗 2mo
cwarnier I have always been a slow reader. Right now I am even slower because I keep getting sidetracked by my new job. 2mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m a slow reader but I don‘t mind. I like to take my time and savor the story. And like @TheSpineView I read every word. ☺️ 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘m a fast reader, but I don‘t know words per minute. It‘s helpful for some types of reading, but I can slow down for beautiful prose or dense subjects. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage It depends on the subject. 2mo
JackOBotts Depends on the title...and whether or not I‘m into the subject. 2mo
DGRachel Depends on the book but most books about 1 - 1.5 minutes per page. 2mo
LibrarianRyan Depends on the book. 2mo
audraelizabeth Depends on the book and if im at work, if im at home as many as 150 pages in a day. 2mo
rwmg It used to be genre fiction, about a page a minute, literary fiction about 45 to 50 pages an hour, non fiction about 30 to 40 pages an hour but I think I'm slowing down as I get older. 2mo
Geeklet I‘m not really sure. I‘m sure it depends on genre and my energy level. I‘ve slowed down a little in the past year or so. 2mo
Bookzombie I feel like this depends on the book. If it's genre fiction, I can devour a book pretty quickly, but if it's a classic, literary fiction, or non-fiction, it's going to take me longer.
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bookaholic1 Depends all on the book I'm reading 2mo
Kloves2read I am a slow reader. I don't want to miss anything. 😉 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there any books your memory can‘t fully bring up but you remember a little about it? Happened to me today regarding a book about Churchill ☺️. Why not ask a Litten? Maybe one of us can help jog your memory! 😁 #BookTalk

keithmalek That's what you did for me (kind of) with that book Speaking American. Not only did I love it, but so far, it has gotten 13 stack adds! 2mo
jmtrivera I read a book that as a kid about kids rebelling against adults but I never remember the name!! 2mo
Lcsmcat Yes! There was a book I checked out of the library over and over as a kid. I couldn‘t remember the name, but found a group in Goodreads that took my description and, within 24 hours had the answer. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Have you ever gotten a paper cut when reading? #BookTalk

PirateJenny ALL THE TIME! I also get them all the time at work, which is close to the same thing. I hate them 2mo
AmyG Ha. Yes! 2mo
The_Real_Nani Probably!!! 2mo
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Lcsmcat I don‘t think I have. I get them all the time from files, but not books. 2mo
QueenJen Absolutely 2mo
TheSpineView I don't think so... but my memory gets fuzzy going back to the beginning of my reading life. 2mo
Pogue Many times 2mo
JacqMac Many. 2mo
Lizpixie Oh yes. Especially reading books with those deckled edges. A sadists invention those!🔪 2mo
RealBooks4ever Oh yes. 😁 2mo
AmyRebecca You aren't a serious reader if you haven't 😁 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which authors drive you a bit crazy with having to wait for the next book to come out? 😆 #BookTalk

MelissaSue81 Well, I started hand typing Fredrik Backman's newest into google translate last week since I can't wait for the English version to come out. :) I gave up after a page though.. way too much work. It would probably be quicker to learn swedish.
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Lexeegee Patrick Rothfuss and George RR Martin. Im still waiting! 2mo
BillBlume Emily Suvada. I need the third book in her Mortal Coil trilogy! 2mo
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LiteraryinLititz Sophie Hannah‘s Hercule Poirot books! 😁 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh, and Rainbow Rowell! 2mo
TrishB @Lexeegee got there first! 2mo
DrexEdit I don't know why but waiting on authors doesn't bother me. Maybe I'm the most patient person on earth. More likely there are endless interesting books to read so I'm never really waiting for one particular one. I realize I'm in a minority here. 😊 2mo
twohectobooks @DrexEdit I‘m with you! 2mo
KarenUK Donna Tartt.... ten years between every book! 🤦‍♀️.... and I‘d love to see another Audrey Niffenegger novel 🤞🤞🤞 2mo
tournevis Me. 2mo
myellenbee Patrick Rothfuss 2mo
Soubhiville Yep @myellenbee, Patrick Rothfuss. 2mo
wanderinglynn Agree with @Lexeegee & @myellenbee & @Soubhiville Pat Rothfuss, 8 years is long enough! We need book 3!!! 2mo
Lizpixie George R R Martin definitely! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jodi Picoult and Beatriz Williams ❤️ 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘m with @DrexEdit , there are too many unread books for me to fuss over a wait for one. 2mo
dragondrool I'm still waiting for Melanie Rawn and Captal's Tower. So far that's a twenty-two year wait. 2mo
JenniferP Hilary Mantel‘s final book in her Cromwell series (Wolf Hall). 2mo
TheSpineView Patrick Rothfuss!! I hear the follow up to The Wise Man's Fears is coming out next year. Finally! 2mo
j9brown @dragondrool Me too!!! Can't believe it's been that long! 🤣 2mo
DGRachel I‘m dying inside waiting for Sharon Kay Penman‘s next one. She keeps teasing on Facebook that it‘s close, but I feel like publication date has been right around the corner for two years. 😭😭 2mo
Mynameisacolour I am Impatiently waiting for Oct 16th and Phillip Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth to be released! 2mo
Deifio Patrick Rothfuss. But there are so many other great books to read. It's just sometimes that I miss that the third book isn't out yet. 2mo
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