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So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance | Gabriel Zaid
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"Gabriel Zaid's defense of books is genuinely exhilarating. It is not pious, it is wise; and its wisdom is delivered with extraordinary lucidity and charm. This is how Montaigne would have written about the dizzy and increasingly dolorous age of the Internet. May So Many Books fall into so many hands."Leon Wieseltier "Reading liberates the reader and transports him from his book to a reading of himself and all of life. It leads him to participate in conversations, and in some cases to arrange themIt could even be said that to publish a book is to insert it into the middle of a conversation."from So Many Books Join the conversation! In So Many Books, Gabriel Zaid offers his observations on the literary condition: a highly original analysis of the predicament that readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and teachers find themselves in todaywhen there are simply more books than any of us can contemplate. "With cascades of books pouring down on him from every direction, how can the twenty-first-century reader keep his head above water? Gabriel Zaid answers that question in a variety of surprising ways, many of them witty, all of them provocative."Anne Fadiman, Author of Ex-Libris "A truly original book about books. Destined to be a classic!"Enrique Krauze, Author of Mexico: Biography of Power, Editor of Letras Libres "Gabriel Zaid's small gem of a book manages to be both delectable and useful, like chocolate fortified with vitamins. His rare blend of wisdom and savvy practical sense should make essential and heartening reading for anyone who cares about the future of books and the life of the mind."Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Author of Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books "Gabriel Zaid is a marvelously elegant and playful writera cosmopolitan critic with sound judgment and a light touch. He is a jewel of Latin American letters, which is no small thing to be. Read himyou'll see."Paul Berman "'So many books,' a phrase usually muttered with despair, is transformed into an expression of awe and joy by Gabriel Zaid. Arguing that books are the essential part of the great conversation we call culture and civilization, So Many Books reminds us that reading (and, by extension, writing and publishing) is a business, a vanity, a vocation, an avocation, a moral and political act, a hedonistic pursuit, all of the aforementioned, none of the aforementioned, and is often a miracle."Doug Dutton "Zaid traces the preoccupation with reading back through Dr. Johnson, Seneca, and even the Bible ('Of making many books there is no end'). He emerges as a playful celebrant of literary proliferation, noting that there is a new book published every thirty seconds, and optimistically points out that publishers who moan about low sales 'see as a failure what is actually a blessing: The book business, unlike newspapers, films, or television, is viable on a small scale.' Zaid, who claims to own more than ten thousand books, says he has sometimes thought that 'a chastity glove for authors who can't contain themselves' would be a good idea. Nonetheless, he cheerfully opines that 'the truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more.'"New Yorker
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jesseastin
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Do you know it? That gluttonous moment when you realize how many ebooks you‘ve borrowed from the library, plus the three physical “turn the paper pages yourself” books that are checked out, plus the book you just bought...and you‘re wondering which to read first and how many you can read at the same time and how these all ended up on your bookshelf.

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swishandflick
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Accurate 🤣

ReadingSusan Sooooo true. 3mo
Leftcoastzen We have so much in common!🙄😂 3mo
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kspenmoll I so can relate! 3mo
TheEllieMo Truth! 3mo
PaulaNovotna Yup!! 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Ha!! I did this just today!!! Whoops 😅 😂 ❤ 3mo
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laur89
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My Libby has now moved to a bigger screen!! 🤩

Sadly, my 10-year-old iPad doesn‘t support Libby - so I took over my boyfriend‘s *newer* iPad, which does! 📱

Can‘t wait to make a dent in my TBR goblet!

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BookishTrish
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I‘m at 10+

BookishTrish I‘ll post a stack later... 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too many!!!! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Too many, I had a swap addiction last year. 😔 5mo
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TheSpineView Same.. 10+ I so need to work on my TBR stacks! 5mo
GypsyKat Ha! Several! 🙈 5mo
xicanti Three for me. I‘m hoping to knock at least one off before the end of the month! 5mo
LibrarianRyan Um...... all but 1. I used to keep track, but I ran out of room. 5mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 5mo
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Mccall0113
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Thank you! The box is huge!

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime glad it arrived! there's nothing from Yankee Candle in the box though, sadly haha 5mo
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Maggy.reads

Do you have a problem with buying soooo many books and a never-ending TBR ?
I kind of found a solution for myself :

I make lists of books I already have in different genres and if I complete one list, I can buy N-1 books.
Ex: If I read 4 books of Sci Fi, I can buy 3 new Sci Fi books.
I'm nearly completing my thriller/mystery list and I'm so exited !
I didn't buy new books since 2 months. That's challenging but it works !

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brandymuses
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April TBR: I did not make much of a dent in this. Still no library books and somehow there are more books not less. Funny how that happens.

ScientistSam But what a pretty pile! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💗📚 7mo
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Bookgirl
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The semester is almost over. This means a solid 17 day break is ahead; yahoooo! In anticipation, I found myself on the library‘s website tonight, requesting books from Mt. TBR like a crazed addict. Just got a note that all of these are already pulled and ready. Oh the excitement of a huge stack of library books waiting for me!! Now to get through final papers and grades so I can devour this list! #christmascameearly #xmasbreakgoals #readingisagift

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SkeletonKey
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I‘m trying to make sense of my ridiculous book collection and cull the ones I don‘t really need to make an impending move a little easier. This is an overwhelming task. 😨😨😨

How do you decide what books to keep and which ones go?

HOW DO I MOVE SO MANY BOOKS??

#moving #toomanythings

Tamra I only kept books with significant sentimental value or ones that were so good (5 star) that I might read again. It was amazing what I culled. 11mo
SkeletonKey Oof, yeah that would definitely do the trick. 11mo
LauraBeth Its tough. My last big move, I left behind hundreds of books. That was 20 years ago and I miss some of those books every single day and have even replaced some of them over the years. 😀 11mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I usually start with boxes, medium or smaller so they aren‘t too heavy, and pack my “I am definitely keeping this” books & series. Those are also ones I unpack first and put prominently on my shelves. Then there‘s tons left that I go through, is it one I still want to read or that I‘m interested in re-reading, did I love it? Could someone else love it more if I donated it to the local library, etc. I try to take them a pile before every sale. 11mo
SkeletonKey @LauraBeth - I‘ve rebought books as well! 11mo
SkeletonKey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - I think keeping in mind that someone else could be reading this would help a lot. Thanks! 11mo
JMEdwards If you know it's something you will probably never read, let it go. If it's something you read and it was a casual read, you can probably let that go too. You make room to better display those books that actually have meaning to you. 11mo
AlobelThee I'm in the same moving situation. I often reorganize one large main bookshelf of my keepers. The rest (put away elsewhere) might have a few good rediscoveries, but most of the untouched storage has to go. 11mo
SkeletonKey @AlobelThee - Good luck with your move too! When I read your situation it did sound similar to mine. Hope it goes well. 11mo
Avanders I recently culled >500 books from my shelves (mostly unread). I asked myself, first, will this ever be the *next* book you pick? I want to read them all, so "do you want to read it" didn't work for culling.. but "will this ever be *next*" helped...Then I had to make harder choices .. and asked, basically, am I *geeked* about this book? I still have >1000... but it was still hard!! And I reminded myself about wishlists & libraries as I went along. (edited) 11mo
SkeletonKey @avanders- the “do I want to read it” never works for me either but keeping the “read it NEXT” in mind might actually do the trick, thanks! I have nearly 3000 books 😓 11mo
Avanders @SkeletonKey eep! I was around there in our last house too.. it was a much bigger house w a dedicated library!! 11mo
SkeletonKey @Avanders - I have a library here as well but I know I won‘t in my next place 😭 11mo
Avanders @SkeletonKey 😢 it's a hard adjustment. But you'll make it work! We just get more creative w book placement 😁 11mo
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NHLibrarian
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These are all the books that trickled into our house in November. There are 30 of them. I only managed to read two books last month because of work and travel... and one was a reread and the other was a library book.

I am never going to catch up 🤣.

DoonTheGoon I just read this and it was pretty great! 11mo
NHLibrarian @DoonTheGoon Glad to hear it, I really liked his first one! 11mo
DoonTheGoon @NHLibrarian I've heard amazing things about that one and I definitely want to read it!!!! 11mo
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Suet624 That‘s not a trickle, my friend. 😁😁 11mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Well, they arrived one by one, does that count? 😆 11mo
Suet624 Yes it does! 😀 11mo
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Morr_Books
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Ended the lit crawl evening at the Texas Book Festival by winning books by all the fiction crime writers that were present! Amazing! Having the best time!

eanderson I loved Unsub!!! Nice haul!!! (edited) 13mo
irre Awesome!! 13mo
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PatienceFortitude
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Library books! A bunch of hold came in at once, and I have been renewing a couple of books I have had out for a while. Planning to spend this stormy, blustery day with a book or three #bookhaul #tbr

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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#BookHaul from Dirt Cheap! All hardbacks in excellent condition, and the sticker prices are from $1-$3, and all are 40% off of that price. That plus an extra 10% off the total... all 18 of these for less than $30 ❤️

collegecatlady I read this one forever ago and remember liking it 1y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @collegecatlady the cover pulled me in, and the synopsis made me buy 😊 (edited) 1y
irre Great haul!! 1y
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wanderinglynn Excellent haul! 👍🏻🙌🏻 1y
BrittanyReads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
TheLibrarian What a haul!! 1y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @BBL4nkensh1p @TheLibrarian thank you! I technically bought one more, but that one went to my Dad... I may have a problem lol 😉 1y
Gissy 👌👍👏👏👏👏 1y
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Amie
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Found two boxes of my old books at my parents' house today and enjoyed some nostalgia while looking through them. For years I've been trying to remember the title of Jackaroo and finally remembered it recently, so I was happy to find it in one of the boxes. Now, where am I going to put all these?!

Elle_Skeldon Oh my goodness Ramona Forever! 😀 1y
Elle_Skeldon And is that Superfudge??? 😀😀 1y
Amie @Elle_Skeldon yes 😀 there are actually two copies of Superfudge for some reason and several Ramona books 😀 1y
gossamerchild Cynthia Voight was one of my absolute favorites as a teenager. 1y
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goodbyefrancie
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I'm attempting a not-so-scientific experiment to find the most efficient layout on my bookshelves so they will hold the most books possible. Which way do you think would be best? It's quite possible that I just like rearranging and spending time in my library. There are worse habits, right? #ButWhatShouldIRead #ItsNotHoardingifitsBooks #NoShame

QuietlyLaura I find rearranging books to be calming. The bottom shelf looks quite tidy. 🙂 1y
Leftcoastzen I‘m a little overwhelmed with mine right now. But a new to me bookcase is coming on Weds.😁 1y
goodbyefrancie @Leftcoastzen Hooray for more bookshelves! 1y
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Tove_Reads
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Books are useful in so many ways, why not as a pillow! Congrats @callielafleur on your milestone! 🎊🎉🎊😍🎊🎉🎊 #litsyisthebestINT

Cinfhen Cute❤️ 2y
JoScho Love ❤️ 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I needed this so bad this weekend @JenlovesJT47 and @Tiffy_Reads , thanks for creating it! If I can just finish up a bunch of the ones I have already started I‘d be thrilled! #mounttbrreadathon

RaimeyGallant Yes!!! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Just a reminder, the #mounttbrreadathon starts today! I'll take a pic of my stacks once I get home. Join me and @Tiffy_Reads for a book-filled weekend! Hoping I can make a dent in my currently reading shelf on Goodreads (I think it is at 36 right now!😱😅).

julesG Wow. I was feeling bad with 8 books on my currently reading shelf. On another note, how are you? Sick of being pregnant already? 😉 2y
JenlovesJT47 @julesG I'm good, just tired all the time! 😴 And I know it's going to get worse lol. 3 weeks to go! And yeah, I'm really bad about not moving something off my currently reading shelf if I lose interest. I mostly leave it there to remind myself to finish it at some point in time! 😅 2y
julesG That's what I have a "Hibernating" shelf for. It's for books that I haven't yet given up on and hope to pick up again one day. Hang in there. The last weeks are tough. Take it easy, relax as much as you can. Don't forget, you're making a human in there. 2y
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ladyonequestion I feel the pain of the overloaded bookshelf,mine is about 36 too 😱 2y
debthmpsn I‘ll be joining in my own unique way. I‘ll be writing to meet my book deadline instead of reading. {Although, TBH, I‘d rather be reading} can‘t wait to read the reviews for the reading marathon. Keeping fingers crossed I can knock out a couple thousand words by Monday.... 2y
julesG @debthmpsn You go girl! Let us know when you need cheering on. 2y
BibliophileMomma 👍🏼🤘🏼👋🏼 2y
Phlamboyant Just found out about this. I doubt I'll get to any TBR books, but paring down my currently reading sounds manageable! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @julesG a hibernating shelf is a good idea!! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @debthmpsn good luck! 💕 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Phlamboyant enjoy and don't stress about it. ☺️ 2y
Gissy 👍 2y
debthmpsn @julesG Thank you!! 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Thought this was a great idea so wanted to help spread the word. Not sure I‘ll be able to participate, but will try. I really need to catch up! Thanks @JenlovesJT47 and @Tiffy_Reads 📚😉📚

JenlovesJT47 Thank you for posting! 💚 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @JenlovesJT47 Absolutely! Such a great idea.👍🏽 2y
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ladyonequestion
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@JenlovesJT47 @Tiffy_Reads #mounttbrreadathon

Should definitely sign up for this!

BibliophileMomma Thanks for sharing! 2y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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If you're anything like me, your TBR pile is growing and growing! (Especially after joining Litsy!😱) Join me and @Tiffy_Reads from March 23rd through 25th for a #mounttbrreadathon - please #share and #repost ! 🤗💕

janeycanuck I‘ve got family coming for part of that weekend but I‘ll join you when I can! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @janeycanuck glad you will be joining us! 💕 2y
KellyHunsakerReads Do we sign up somewhere? 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Hunsakermountain nope! Just join in when you can and use the hashtag when posting anything about it. 😊 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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#BlameItOnLitsy There are just so many! My TBR list has seriously exploded lately! Here are just a few. #ReadingResolutions

MuddyPuddle Yup, I've got to say mine has exploded, too, since joining Litsy, and it was already huge… 2y
britt_brooke I think mine has increased tenfold! 😱 2y
Jess7 Definitely!! 2y
Bookishthoughts Agreed! 2y
Tamra It‘s truly an explosion! 2y
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VanChocStrawberry
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1. Work. Read. Sleep. Repeat.
2. Shorter than all three of my kids! 😭
3. 15 years in this house; 20 years in this city.
4. Sleeping Giants, The Left Hand of Darkness, Alice in Wonderland
5. This is my “I need bifocals” look. 😂
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

margreads Love your answer to no. 2. I am more than a foot shorter than my son so i hear you!! 2y
Ingerella I sport the "I need bifocals" look on a daily basis. 2y
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AprilMae
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It came!!! #BOTM

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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Pay-what-you-want library clearance book sale haul! 1st 1/2 row is my dad's, next row is my mom's, last 2 rows are mine, and the tub is full of books we grabbed specifically to give to others or books we decided we didn't want. (It was a free-for-all in that room, so you were grabbing anything that looked good--not all of them turned out. Plus my mom grabbed 2 books she forgot she already read! 😂) #bookhaul

GypsyKat OMG!!! 😮😮😮 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @GypsyKat When I say pay-want-you-want, I mean it was "here, haul out all the books you can carry and drop some dollars in the donation can" type of thing... (edited) 2y
britt_brooke Whoa!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Jaimelire Nice! 2y
AmyG Wow 2y
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 2y
UwannaPublishme Yowza! 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
GypsyKat @Natasha.C.Barnes That‘s a seriously amazing haul for that kind of thing! 2y
Susannah Holy mackerel, that's an awesome haul! 2y
batsy Wow!! 2y
Velvetfur Wow! So many books! It's the library empty now?! 😜 2y
LA_Mead Amazing!!! 2y
readinginthedark That‘s amazing! And The Hours is so good! I need to reread that one. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @readinginthedark Is it? I have heard that but I've been dragging my feet, probably bc I didn't love the movie. And bc Mrs Dalloway is very close to my heart. It's in my mom's pile right now and she'll probably love it, though we have somewhat different tastes... 2y
readinginthedark The movie is a bit different than the book. There are some superficial changes with how the characters act and dress, but you also get so much from their thought processes in the book. Take this with a grain of salt, though, because I also love the movie (for different reasons). Don‘t listen to people who say it‘s trying to be Mrs. Dalloway. It‘s really about how the novel affected these different characters at different points in time. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @readinginthedark I definitely didn't feel like I necessarily disliked the movie, more like I felt like I had the wrong context for it. If I had seen it before studying Woolf in depth I think I would really have liked it. So I'll try to let go of my preconceptions and borrow it from my mom sometimes. And yes, thought processes are always the best part, so that should be good. 2y
readinginthedark That makes sense. I actually read The Hours first, then watched the movie, and then started reading Woolf. So my perspective was different. 2y
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melissanorr
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This apparently came in the mail Saturday but we accidentally delivered to a neighbor who was out of town. They dropped it off last night. I'm hoping not to spend it all today but I'm not going to hold my breath 😄

britt_brooke Ooh! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
julesG Generous! 2y
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Samantha_buhajiar
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I have @KirstieE 's book collection all to myself today. What should I start with? 🤔 #litsy #bookcollection #somanybooks

KirstieE Enjoy 😉 2y
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sammisho
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2017 was a great reading year!

Clwojick 👏👏👏 2y
MayJasper Good for you 😊 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Mollyanna
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Congratulations @erinreads on your milestones. And how wonderful to pay it forward by this great giveaway. I have Lincoln in the Bardo and The Queen of the Night on my TBR
#50kgiveaway

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DebbieGrillo
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@Pagehabit is doing another big #giveaway
Enter here: http://vy.tc/eGyP894

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Centique
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http://www.listchallenges.com/kaunismina-bbc-6-books-challenge

Thanks @OrangeMooseReads for the link to this list. There‘s a good mix in here and I definitely want to read the 40 I‘ve missed. I‘m surprised I‘ve read this many... must be put together by someone who did the same courses as me!

AlaMich Now I gotta count...🤔 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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[DELETED] 3803335244 I did it & I read 50! Goodness it's hard to believe. Of course some of those books like Animal Farm I read it High School! 2y
Kaye I‘ve read 31. I need to get cracking on more Classic sorts of books but I‘m a Mood Reader, so have to read what I‘m in the mood for at the time. Haven‘t been in a Classic Mood for a long while now. 2y
Karkar I got 28. I was not sure if I should count the ones I did not like and bailed on or I would have had more. 2y
JaclynW Nice job! I've read 40! I still have lots to go, but 40 is pretty good. 2y
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swishandflick
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TRUTH.

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Moonpa
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Trying to organize the TBR pile; the never ending struggles of bookworms!

Maike Always a beautiful sight 😊 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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There once was a Litten who tried to talk herself out of a CRAZY digital #bookhaul. She tried to enlist another Litten to talk her out of it but that other Litten is an #ENABLER. Oh well. That's what friends are for. Now to submit my letter of resignation so I can read them all. 😬

kalinichta I tried to enlist my kid to talk me out of an extra BOTM book this month. He said, "You already have enough books." I told him that is never a valid reason. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @kalinichta Whenever someone says that to me, I laugh. They probably think I'm deranged. 2y
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TrishB Wow 👍 a fab selection ! 2y
LauraBeth 🙌🙌 which one are you going to read first? 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth 🤔Enabler's choice? 2y
LauraBeth I vote for Time's a Thief 2y
LauraBeth My library has a copy in - let me know when you start it 😀 2y
Reese_Pearly.Pages How dare Amazon not give me said amazing deals! 🙍🏾 2y
L_auren @MicheleinPhilly I loved Time's a Thief but so far not a single other litten has posted about it! 2y
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Librarianaut
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Mega book giveaway!!!! Sign up here: http://vy.tc/ddlSG63
#ultimatebookhaul

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IamIamIam 😚😚😚😚😚 2y
BookBabe 📚📚📚👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁 2y
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Vedrana
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bookish_wookish
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I wait all year for the book sale in Newtown! Usually im off on Wednesdays when everything is free but today is my day off so its $5.00 a bag and the records were 25 cents each! My total $13.50!!

Robothugs Smart shopping! 🙌🏻 2y
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BookladyOnTheMove
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First part of my summer/retirement reading list! Can't wait to get started!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! That looks like an awesome (and busy) three months! 2y
MariaW 😮😊 2y
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beccaeve
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I'm sorting my books by size in a effort to fit as many as I can on my new bookshelves. (It's not how I'd prefer to do things, but I have too many books for my space).

Bambolina_81 The struggle is real 😣 3y
CocoReads Such a familiar feel. Currently I'm just cramming them anywhere they fit until I have enough room to work (basement overhaul). Hopefully then I can really organize them. 3y
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Moray_Reads
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Pretty sure at least some of this is a #blameitonlitsy! #MarchintoReading

susanw Whoa!! 👏👏 3y
Kalalalatja I seriously don't know how you do it! 👏👏👏 3y
saresmoore Amazing! 3y
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CrowCAH Wow, that is quite the challenge: 200 books! Makes my 32 books seem paltry. 3y
Bookladylinda 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 3y
RachelO Flip! That's amazing! 3y
celtichik Great job! 3y
josie281 Great work! 3y
ReadingSusan That's awesome! 3y
magictoyshop Wow! That's incredible! How did you manage that? 3y
jessdean Wow! Love it!😃👏🏽📚 3y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja @magictoyshop I honestly don't know! I didn't think I would beat last year but at this rate I will 😳 3y
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Merethebookgal
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I think this is a pretty accurate depiction of the 2016 books I haven't read yet.......😬......😂😂😂 #somanybookssolittletime #readjanuary

WanderingBookaneer Same! 😂😂😂 3y
moranadatter Truth! 3y
vivastory Yes! Too true. 3y
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rubyslippersreads Me too! 😸 3y
TrishB Lol 😋😋 3y
CocoReads Raises hand 🙋here too 3y
susanw Count me in this group! 3y
Ruri_kaichou Such truth 3y
sherryvdh Yes!!! 3y
mjdowens Same🙄 3y
hgrimes well, get a move on! 🙃 3y
kspenmoll Love your humor! This is great! 3y
Merethebookgal @hgrimes I'm trying! 😂😂😂 3y
Merethebookgal @kspenmoll Thanks! 😃😊 3y
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Laura317
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My Goodreads stats. Not as much books as some but still respectable. I love fun statistics!

Cinfhen 71 is a lot of books 🎉🙌🏻📚😊 3y
bookwrm526 Nice!!!!! 3y
Lynnsoprano That's an impressive number 🎉🎉 3y
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britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Nicely done! 🎉📚👍 3y
kspenmoll 👏👏📚😍 3y
LauraBeth Wow! 😀👏🎉⭐ 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#booknerdproblems I can be very determined at times!
#photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

Varshitha Just the pic makes me want grab a few books😂 3y
Gleefulreader Oh, now I'm all verklempt and missing The World's Biggest Bookstore. I spent hours in their in my 20s with a few of my book nerd friends. It wasn't glam and pretty like newer bookstores but oh boy, you could browse for hours. 3y
Gleefulreader @BookBr remember these days? 3y
MyNamesParadise What bookstore is that? It looks awesome! 3y
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Lilitherat
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"The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more"
Photo taken in Villa Huegel, Essen, Germany

Redwritinghood I must be incredibly cultured the ! 3y
LeahBergen That's me ... SUPER cultured. 😉 3y
Gayan Culture, I got it. 😉 3y
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Faibka Gabriel Zaid! 💜 3y
KCorter See, @acorter! We're not hoarders; we're cultured. 3y
OrangeMooseReads Gorgeous 😍 3y
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