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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
7 posts | 14 read | 4 to read
Believing she is realizing her dreams when her sitcom is bought, television writer Ruth Saunders finds her happiness threatened by demanding actors and executives as well as an unrequited crush and her grandmother's upcoming wedding.
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wallacereads
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Something light for tonight.

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FeatherV
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Pickpick

This book was really really hard for me to get into, but I made it through and I‘m glad I read it, sometimes taking a chance does work out #bookworm #2018 #yearofbooks #book55

Mshookquilts I‘m sorry it was such a slow starter for you. 1y
FeatherV It‘s ok, it picked up about halfway through lol....well that and i started skimming lol, it was a good story, it just took too long to get there at some parts 1y
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FeatherV
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And on to the next one, my mom recommended this book, and as she has yet to steer me wrong on books I reserved it at the library and am super happy to start. I‘m loving all the amazing books I‘ve been introduced to this year #2018 #yearofbooks #bookworm #lovingit

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Mshookquilts
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Pickpick

A fun quick read/ listen as a screen writer learns to be comfortable in her own skin. @FeatherV @TiaQueso

FeatherV Ooo I‘ll add it to my list :) 2y
Mshookquilts @FeatherV I think she also wrote In Her Shoes 2y
FeatherV @Mshookquilts well then I know it‘s good 2y
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Mshookquilts

“...I should endeavor to make new and interesting mistakes rather than repeating the ones I‘d made before.”

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JacqMac
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When a good book is under $5 I just can‘t resist. Sometimes even a bad book. 😂 I have been resisting getting a kindle, because I read on my iPad. But ebooks kill battery so fast, I‘m now considering a kindle. Which one is your favourite?

Tamra I got a Kindle Paperwhite not too long ago, but it‘s for camping so I haven‘t used it much yet. I‘ve just been downloading the deals to fill the shelves. 😸 (edited) 2y
Samplergal Love my paper white with the back light. 2y
JoScho Can‘t go wrong with a paperwhite. I loved mine. I have a voyage and love that too. 2y
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Jas16 I love my paper white 2y
JHSiess I only use a Kindle Voyager to read outdoors. Inside, I use my Samsung tablets. 2y
Christine11 Because I have my iPad for everything else I just got the most basic kindle and I find it really useful because it‘s so light and portable! 😊 2y
JacqMac @Tamra @Samplergal @JoScho @Jas16 Thanks. It sounds like paperwhite is the winner. Though I did read that it isn‘t compatible with Canadian libraries, so I have some thinking to do. (edited) 2y
JacqMac @JHSiess Thanks for the input. I will take a look at that. 2y
JacqMac @Christine11 I‘m considering that as an option. Especially, since I will still need the iPad for library books. 2y
Booksniffer Get a Paperwhite. Battery lasts forever. 2y
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saguarosally
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Does anyone else take pictures of books in bookstores when they think they may want to borrow instead of buy? Is this ethically questionable? I have a habit of doing that but now I wonder if I'm taking money out of the mouths of authors. On the other hand I can't afford to buy every book I want to read and libraries do exist. Your thoughts?

BekahB I write the titles and author names in my notes app if I'm thinking of checking out a book from the library or getting the audio version of it. There's nothing wrong using your library. 😀 3y
Zelma I do it all the time. Does it take money out of the author's pocket? Technically, if you would have bought it otherwise. But authors aren't picketing libraries for many reasons. Libraries often pay higher prices for each title, multiple copies, as well as replacement copies in the future. Libraries also introduce readers to authors, who may go read the rest of the author's catalog. And stats show library users buy more books than nonusers. 3y
quirkyreader I do this at the library so that I can check out the books at a later time. 🐸🐙 3y
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saguarosally @BekahB Glad to know I'm not alone! When I tried writing it down I forgot to look for the books so pictures seem to work for me, but glad to know libraries are good! 3y
saguarosally @Zelma Good to see this perspective! The only thing I came up with for authors not being against libraries was that it would be a PR nightmare. Also like many here, I read more than I can afford to buy! 3y
saguarosally @quirkyreader Good idea, I should try that also! 3y
Zelma @saguarosally 😀 most authors are pro-library. A culture that supports and cultivates readers is one where everyone wins. Check out some of Neil Gaiman's nonfiction or speeches; he quite vocal about loving libraries and librarians. 3y
rubyslippersreads I'm always afraid a bookstore clerk will scold me for taking a picture, so I try to remember (not always successfully) the title till I get outside and can put the info in my phone. 😄 3y
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