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Booked
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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"Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/""on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can t nobody stop you/""can t nobody cop you " In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!"
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GD Gadolinium
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I read this book with high expectations from what I thought about one of Kwame Alexanders other books, Solo, and I was still blown away by this book, it was detailed and super interesting. #bolducbookworms

Lovely_one_and_only Is Kwame Alexander a good author, like would you prefer it? What genre does it take? 2mo
HermioneWise What other books of Kwame Alexander would you recommend? 2mo
GD Gadolinium @HermioneWise All of them. I have read Solo, Rebound and Crossover
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JacintaMCarter
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#2019Book81
If you like soccer or poetry or both, then you absolutely must read this book.

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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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#Booked2019 all done for me! Thank you so much to @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @4thhouseontheleft for organizing this super fun challenge... 💕😊
I‘ve read so many books I‘ve loved, enjoyed all the planning, and loved seeing everyone‘s picks....

And now I‘m already planning #Booked2020 ! 🤓📚

Daisey Congratulations! 🎉 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Congrats! 🥳🤩🎉 2mo
LauraBeth Yay! 🎉🎉 Which Book was your favorite? 2mo
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TheDaysGoBy Congrats! I too am interested in which ones you enjoyed the most 2mo
KarenUK @LauraBeth @thedaysgoby that‘s such a tough question! Am I allowed a 3-way-tie???😂... (Brideshead revisited/ Conversations with friends/ The hand that first held mine) 📚💕 (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth I just 📚 Brideshead bc I‘ve never read it. I LOVED Convos With Friends! I got side-tracked with life in 2019 and wasn‘t able to complete Booked, so I‘ll give it another try next year. 😀 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! One more set of prompts all checked off! That‘s a terrific bunch of books. 👊🏻♥️📚 2mo
BarbaraBB I share two of your three faves this year ! 2mo
youneverarrived Woohoo 🎉🎉 2mo
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Chrissyreadit
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I‘m still hoping I can complete the 2019 challenge but I signed up for the 2020 challenge too! Brought to Litsy by @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft and @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 💕💕💕I have confidence you‘ll complete 2019 and if not who cares!! You still read a ton of books this year😁 3mo
Bookzombie I‘m hoping I will complete 2019 too. It seems like I have a lot categories to go. We will both probably succeed though! #bookwormpower 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie 📚🐛💪🙌🙌 3mo
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TorieStorieS
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Here‘s my summer quarter for #Booked2019-
📚Genre-busting: The Perfect Wife-J. P. Delaney
📚Muslim Author/MC: An Unnecessary Woman- Rabih Alameddine
📚Book to movie: Pet Sematary- Stephen King
📚Graphic Novel: Sweet Valley High- Katy Rex
📚Book Gifted to you: Paper Ghosts- Julia Heaberlin
📚Diverse Middle Grade: Kondi‘s Quest- Sylvia Stewart

k.reads.5 Nice! The Perfect Wife is on my TBR! 4mo
BlameJennyJane Wait... what?!?! A Sweet Valley High GN? Yes!!! 4mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 I really enjoyed The Perfect Wife!!! 4mo
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TorieStorieS @BlameJennyJane I wish that it had been good... not sure who the intended audience is for the SVH book, but it‘s not made for fans of the original books!! 😢😢😢 4mo
BlameJennyJane @TorieStorieS oh, that‘s so disappointing. I love the idea of a reboot... but some get it so wrong. It‘s too bad. 4mo
TorieStorieS @BlameJennyJane I mean, I will probably try a second one if it comes out because I am so optimistic... 4mo
Cinfhen Love your drawings 💜 4mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks!!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 4mo
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Solbrewerton
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Mehso-so

It was a decent book. It wasn‘t as entertaining as I thought it would be. This book is mainly about this kid named Nicholas and what his life is about. He goes through lots of struggles and drama. If you like books based on someone‘s life I recommend this to you. I would rate this book a 6/10

Cfischbuch Thanks for your honest review. 4mo
Solbrewerton Yeah no problem 4mo
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Cinfhen
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 5mo
Mitch I‘ve just started Orchestra of Minorities and am struggling to get into it. What did you think? 5mo
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Cinfhen I loved loved this one @Mitch it TOTALLY worked for me 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB @AmyG I‘m actually done with Fall too but I‘ll wait until the last quarter to post my books ♥️ I‘m ready to start reading for #Booked2020 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
TrishB I have two left 👍🏻 5mo
KarenUK I have 1 for Summer, and 3 to go for fall.... 😊👍 5mo
Cinfhen Awesomeness @TrishB @KarenUK 🙌🏻♥️ 5mo
Bookzombie Great job! 5mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉 I honestly can‘t remember if I posted my summer wrap-up when I finished the prompts. 😜 I have 3 more to go, which includes one winter prompt still lingering. 5mo
Crazeedi What is #booked2019 and #book2020? I see all these different hashtags like these 2, how do I get in one? Appreciate help,! 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Cathythoughts @Bookzombie ❤️I thought I saw your post, Alisia 🤔🧐post again, can‘t hurt!! #Booked2019 is a reading challenge consisting of 24 prompts and broken down into 6 books per season/quarter running from Jan 1-Dec 31 @Crazeedi it‘s cohosted by @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft and myself🤓You can still join in. Each prompt completed earns u a chance to enter a quarterly raffle for a gift card. It‘s been fun 🤗🤗🤗 5mo
Mdargusch Woohoo! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
Mitch @Cinfhen I‘ll persevere! 5mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thanks! I will wait and join in 2020, since I am trying to do #bbrc right now! It sounds awesome 5mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen are the 2020 prompts up? I guess I'll check the hashtag 5mo
Cinfhen Not yet @Crazeedi but I‘m excited to start thinking of them 5mo
Cinfhen I really hope you find your groove @Mitch I want EVERYONE to love this book!! Although I‘ve seen lots of meh reviews 😫 5mo
BarbaraBB Great reads! I am halfway through but have the rest lined up. Enjoy the last days of your vacation! Great profile pic! ❤️ 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Barb 😘Love your new pic too @BarbaraBB This is our last weekend before we go back ~ I think I‘m ready for my own bed 🛌 5mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m so behind! 5mo
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Cinfhen
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Don‘t forget today is the last day to tag & post your #Booked2019 second quarter reads, if you haven‘t already done so!!! Drawing for gift card will be July 1. Doesn‘t matter if you read one book or 12 books...every book earns you a chance to win🎉🎉and you‘re all winners for reading 😉📚‼️ tag us @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen and share your reads🙌🏻💕

Cathythoughts Cindy, I posted mine a month ago ... should I re-post ? 7mo
Cinfhen Nope you‘re good @Cathythoughts ❤️ 7mo
nelehelen ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
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Velvetfur Should I do a round-up post of mine...? Because sometimes I ran out of space to tag you three and just used the hashtag instead! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm I posted mine early this month. I think I remember you acknowledged it. 7mo
Cinfhen I haven‘t checked the spreadsheet @erzascarletbookgasm @Velvetfur but I think you‘re both fine!!! 7mo
Chrissyreadit I will just have to read the rest of these prompts over Summer. 7mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I have one more to post—will it affect my entire #Booked2019 if I haven‘t posted it yet? (It‘s the prompt featuring a musician.) I‘m sorry to ask, but I was thinking that one had to finish by the end of the year. I‘ve had a bit of an upset, so things are at sixes and sevens at the moment. But it‘s fine, however it works...just want to ask so as not to be further confused (more than I already am). I have RCF: resting confused face. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 7mo
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TorieStorieS
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Spring #Booked2019 completed just before the end of June!! My summary of posts is above! It was a great bunch! 📖Night-oriented title= The Night Before-Wendy Walker📖Cli-fi=Station Eleven-Emily St. John Mandel📖Indigenous author= The Things She‘s Seen-Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina📖Features a musician=Duet-Kimberley Freeman📖Social media=Before She Was Found-Heather Gudenkauf📖Beverage on Cover=Auntie Poldi & the Sicilian Lions- Mario Giordano

AmyG 🎉🎉🎉🎉 7mo
TorieStorieS @AmyG Thanks- and nice work on already completing summer!! I‘m going to start assessing where I stand in a few different challenges to get some ideas for reading for the second half of the year! 🤗 7mo
k.reads.5 Awesome! I'm looking forward to reading The Things She's Seen. 7mo
TorieStorieS @pl.2886 I really enjoyed it!! 7mo
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Nessavamusic
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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My #Booked2019Spring plan. I have already finished #12! #Booked2019

AmyG Good job! 9mo
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AsYouWish
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Here is the board for #Booked2019 Have fun and don‘t forget to tag the hosts in your posts!

Hosts:
@Cinfhen
@4thhouseontheleft
@BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing the board!!! 9mo
Cinfhen @Drocchio03 just jump in!!! I‘ll add your name to the master list of “players” The only “rules” are one book per prompt, to tag us and use hashtag #Booked2019 when you complete a prompt ( so we can track your progress & enter your name in our quarterly prize drawing) You can skip around - goal is to complete all 24 prompts by Dec 31,2019. And of course ... have fun!!! Tagging my cohosts @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 9mo
Drocchio03 @Cinfhen thank you! I look forward to reading a strong cross-selection of books this year! 9mo
Cinfhen Great @Drocchio03 😊 9mo
Cinfhen Check out the comments and the prompts @LeticiaToraci We‘d love to have you join!! It‘s not too late to jump right in 9mo
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LaLecture
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I have to admit, I totally forgot about #booked2019 in the first quarter as I was happy to have read anything at all 😅. Still, some of the books I read match some of the prompts:

6. New to me author: “The Left Hand of Darkness”

14. #muslimauthor: “Exit West” (as far as I know. It‘s also strongly implied the MCs are muslim)

15. #booktomovie: “Matilda”

17. Book gifted to me: “Emma”
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LaLecture 19. #bookaboutaddiction: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” 23. #publicdomain: “Mansfield Park” (I have a print copy but finished the last bit on @SerialReader) 24. Political intrigue: “The Tropic of the Serpents” (quite a stretch as it‘s fantasy but politics play an important role as Isabella happens to uncover some not-so-nice political plans) (edited) 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I personally think fantasy books often have a lot of political intrigue. 10mo
Cinfhen Fantastic🙌🏻without even trying #ReadingRockStar 10mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll be using a fantasy book for the political intrigue as well. Great job on covering a wide variety of the prompts! 🎉🙌🏽📚 10mo
LaLecture @Cinfhen I was honestly surprised I could check off that many prompts 😅. But I‘m glad I could :). 10mo
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Rachel_nyc
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#booked2019 I was late to the party but still have 5 (maybe 4.5) of the 6 for the #winter prompts. 1. Where‘d You Go, Bernadette (not quite a detective but sort of)
3. French Exit 4. Heart Berries. 5. Milkman 6. A Place for Us

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! You‘re pretty much on target. It‘s not hard to make two up in nine more months. 👊🏻♥️📚 10mo
Cinfhen Great way to jump right in!!!! 10mo
Rachel_nyc @Cinfhen Thank you! 10mo
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Cinfhen
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I read a lot over the first quarter #Booked2019
1. The Trespasser 2.Sleeper & Spindle 3.Manhattan Beach 4.Adnan‘s Story 5. Normal People 6.Oksana Behave 7.Midnight at Bright Ideas Bookstore 8.Gold Fame Citrus 10.Scar Tissue11.#MeToo 12.We‘re Gonna Need More Wine 13. In the Distance 14woman is No Man 15. Sense of an Ending 16. Speak 17. TheTest 18.Brown Girl Dreaming 19.Christodora 20.Spies of No Country 19/24

4thhouseontheleft Wow!! 👏👏👏 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage OMG! What a list! 👊🏻📚😘 10mo
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jackilynn Ooo, how was the Test?! I absolutely loved his Themis Files trilogy so I have been dying to get my hands on the Test lol 10mo
tammysue That‘s amazing!! 👏🏻🙌🏻😍 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s super short @jackilynn less than 75 pages but it packs a big punch. It‘s not like the Themis Files at all. This one deals with xenophobia 10mo
mrp27 Well done!! 10mo
KarenUK Wow! You‘ll be finished this coming month! 💕 (edited) 10mo
ElishaLovesBooks Wow! ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Cinfhen Hi 👋 my long lost friend @ElishaLovesBooks What‘s new???? 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks @KarenUK @mrp27 I don‘t think I was even trying to fulfill prompts, it just sort of fell into place 😉 10mo
ElishaLovesBooks @cinfhen Hey!! Not much new here! How are you?? 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m gonna email you @ElishaLovesBooks even though I have nothing to really report xx love to Yitzy and the kids 10mo
ElishaLovesBooks @cinfhen Can‘t wait!! 💞 10mo
JaclynW Wow! So many books! I loved Brown Girl Dreaming and The Sleeper and the Spindle. The Test had me shivering in my boots. 🤯 10mo
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Nessavamusic
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Here are my January-March #Booked2019 reads
1. Claire DeWitt & the City of the Dead
2. Rose Daughter
3. Wonder Woman: Warbringer
4. Lore: Monstrous Creatures
5. Brooklyn
6. Sweet Disorder
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Well done 😁thanks for tagging us 💚 10mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🎉🙌🏽📚 10mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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We are days away from #Booked2019 1st quarterly drawing❣️❣️❣️ Don‘t forget to post a wrap up of the books you‘ve read Jan- Mar 2019 using hashtag #Booked2019 & tagging us @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen We love seeing what you‘re reading & want to make sure we‘ve entered you in the drawing!

Remember: 1 book per prompt for a total of 24 entries. Who said it doesn‘t pay to read?! 🥳😜😉1st qtr ends March 31!

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m going to have to finish my winter books in the spring. Whoops. 🤣🤣 10mo
4thhouseontheleft @Ashley_Nicoletto I still have to finish the #irishauthor prompt, you‘re definitely not the only one! 10mo
IndoorDame Whoops. Been offline for a few days. I‘ll have to add my first quarter reads to my spring wrap-up post. 🤣🙃 10mo
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @Cinfhen :
We are days away from #Booked2019 1st quarterly drawing❣️❣️❣️ Don‘t forget to post a wrap up of the books you‘ve read Jan- Mar 2019 using hashtag #Booked2019 & tagging us @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen We love seeing what you‘re reading & want to make sure we‘ve entered you in the drawing! Remember: 1 book per prompt for a total of 24 entries. Who said it doesn‘t pay to read?! 🥳😜😉1st qtr ends March 31

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Cinfhen
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We are days away from #Booked2019 first quarterly drawing❣️❣️❣️ Don‘t forget to post a wrap up of the books you‘ve read January- March 2019 using hashtag #Booked2019 and tagging us @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen We love seeing what you‘re reading and want to make sure we‘ve entered you in the drawing! Remember: 1 book per prompt for a total of 24 entries. Who said it doesn‘t pay to read?!?! 🥳😜😉First quarter ends March 31

Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings 🙏🏻thanks 😘 10mo
Cinfhen If you‘ve already posted a wrap up not necessary to post again!!!!! 10mo
Crazeedi Can anyone do this? I dont quite understand @Cinfhen 10mo
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Crazeedi @Cinfhen any books or do they have to be certain category? 10mo
Cinfhen There are 24 specific prompts @Crazeedi which makeup #Booked2019. Every quarter ( end of March, June, September & December) we pick a random winner from our participants. Perhaps @BarbaraTheBibliophage or @4thhouseontheleft still has the sign up link. It‘s not to late to join the challenge!!!! You have a FULL year to complete all the prompts or just read a few of the prompts. Every book earns you a chance to win a $20 gift card 10mo
AnneCecilie I‘m still reading my book for my last prompt. Will be finished before the month end. When is the drawing? 10mo
Cinfhen We try to give people an extra 24 hours to post @AnneCecilie so drawing will be either April 2 or 3 🤞🏼💞🥳 10mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen 👍😊 10mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thank you 10mo
JennyM I‘ve hopped around the seasons, Cindy. Do I post all the books I‘ve read for #Booked2019, or just those for this season? Sorry my lovely...newbie 😘 (edited) 10mo
Cathythoughts Oh ok !! We post ALL the 6 books together & tag you all 👍🏻👍🏻♥️ ( for Jan - March session) (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen If you‘ve been posting regularly all quarter and you‘ve been tagging us it‘s not necessary to post again @Cathythoughts @RachelO @JennyM and I‘m pretty sure you 3 have been tagging us so it‘s not necessary💜 But if you want to be sure feel free to post ALL the books u read not only those from the Winter prompts. Sorry if I‘m confusing ya‘ll😜 10mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Cindy 👍🏻😍 10mo
JennyM @Cinfhen thanks Cindy. Sounds good 😘 10mo
RachelO Got it! Thanks, Cindy! 10mo
Rachel_nyc @Cinfhen I would love to sign up if someone can direct me to the prompts. I‘m a newbie here but a reading challenge junkie!! 😀 10mo
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Esraaaaaaa
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I liked this book as lot it was a short and a fast read. It‘s about a boy going into high school and his struggles in life. I would really recommend this book.

Cfischbuch Did you need to understand soccer to understand the book? Because I don‘t know soccer. 10mo
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KarenUK
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#booked2019 progress update 13/24..... (including my 2 current reads)... I‘m jumping around the 4 seasons a bit, but then in FL we always say we only have two seasons... Hot and Hotter! 😎🔥🌴
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Oh WOW!!! That‘s awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 and I love the graphics 🥰 11mo
JennyM I‘m the same as you Karen -not finished a season yet 🤷🏼‍♀️ Such great picks on your list! 😊 11mo
Cathythoughts You are flying it 💕 11mo
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BarbaraBB
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I have finished the first quarter of #Booked2019 with six real good books so I can‘t wait to start planning the Spring selection even though March yet has to start. 🐛🐣🌷🎋🌞

My first Spring prompt will probably be the one with food on the cover 🦞, that is if we are still doing our Seating Arrangements #buddyread, Cindy? 💕

JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍 11mo
thebluestocking Almost all of these are on my list!! What a great group. 11mo
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 11mo
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Samplergal Oh I might steal a couple of these. Maggie O‘Farrell is on my list as well as The Snow Child. (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen 💯‼️can‘t wait 🤗🤗🤗awesome first quarter🙌🏻🥳 11mo
Cinfhen I can probably start after the weekend, Barbara 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen perfect for me! 👍 11mo
Cathythoughts Well done 💕👏🏻 11mo
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KarenUK
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All done with the first quarter of #booked2019
All picks, no DNFs, but then again I am a notorious #starslut 😂
Easy favorites being the Sally Rooney and the Maggie O‘Farrell... 💕
And already started on Spring! 🌷

Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 starslut! I might be one too... I have DNF‘d a couple books so far this year, but I‘ve also had 4 or 5 books I called 5⭐️. 11mo
saresmoore Well done! 11mo
britt_brooke I loved Fox 8. 💚 11mo
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JennyM Yey...such great picks too! 11mo
MicheleinPhilly Good job! 11mo
Samplergal Good job! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 11mo
KarenUK @Soubhiville You can join our #starslut clan! @laurabeth @valeriegeary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😂 11mo
Soubhiville Lol, where do I sign? 11mo
KarenUK @JennyM I was really pleased with my picks! 👍💕 11mo
valeriegeary @Soubhiville @laurabeth All the stars!!!! 11mo
Cinfhen I secretly desire to be a #StarSlut with all the cool girls @LauraBeth @valeriegeary @KarenUK @Soubhiville but I‘m alone in the #StarScrooge corner 😔 11mo
LauraBeth Nice job! 🙌🙌 Welcome to the #starslut club @Soubhiville! Come over to the star side @Cinfhen with us! @valeriegeary 💫 11mo
youneverarrived 🙌 11mo
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kricheal
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Pickpick

Great book told in verse. Definitely not what I was expecting it to be. 100% recommend the audio on this!.

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I am done with my first season for #booked2019 mostly by filling in books I was going to read anyway. The one I had trouble with was a book that reminded me of my happy place.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 12mo
Cinfhen Nice!! Congrats 💕💕💕 12mo
LauraBeth Nice job! 12mo
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Cinfhen
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I know there‘s still another day left in January but I managed to read all my winter prompts for #Booked2019 ☃️💕☘️I think the rainy days and my family having the flu contributed to my extra reading time. I liked 3/6 books & I was able to knock off two past #BOTM picks I‘ve had for nearly 2 years!!! By the way as of today 306 books have already been logged in as read by Littens🎉🙌🏻‼️

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! So accomplished, my co-host friend. 🥰 12mo
saresmoore Excellent! 12mo
Kalalalatja You go Cindy! 12mo
JennyM Go Cindy....and that is so good to see how many books littens have already read for the challenge! 12mo
DivineDiana Such a role model! I need to somehow get Book Club choices to fit the prompts! 🤔 12mo
TrishB Yay Cindy 🎉🎉😘 12mo
Mdargusch Woohoo! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
gradcat Gosh...I thought I had about three months for the first season...guess I better get a move on! I‘m only on my third winter prompt! 12mo
AmyG Wow....good job! 12mo
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Congratulations 🍾 12mo
LauraBeth Nice! 🙌 12mo
Cinfhen You do have 3 months @gradcat You actually have a whole year!!! I was just able to complete all 6 in the first month 🙈 12mo
gradcat Okay, yay & phew! 😅 12mo
TrishB Sounds tempting!! 12mo
Cinfhen It has it perks @TrishB but the lack of a paycheck is a bit of a downer😘 12mo
KarenUK Yay! 🙌🙌Though sucks you only liked 3/6 🙁.... I just finished my 5th so just Fairytale retelling to go👍 12mo
Cinfhen Woohoo @KarenUK what u gonna read for #FairytaleRetelling ?, 12mo
TrishB True.....after days that suck it‘s even more tempting! 12mo
KarenUK I‘m going to try this one.... I read her other book ‘Asking for it‘ which was very affecting.... 12mo
rohit-sawant That's terrific! 12mo
Bookzombie This is awesome! 12mo
Cinfhen Very slow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy to send it to you 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks @rohit-sawant @Bookzombie My family gave zero f%cks 😂😂so it‘s nice to get support here on Litsy!! 12mo
Centique You‘ve done a fabulous job @Cinfhen tell your family I said you‘re a social media maven!😂😂 (Although it‘s also kinda awesome that Litsy flies under the radar with the IRL people that surround me!) 12mo
Cinfhen Yea, they won‘t be impressed at all @Centique 😉❣️😘 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I have it 🤦🏼‍♀️ just haven‘t gotten to it because I‘ve heard that about it!! Thank you though my sweet friend!! 💗💗🖤 12mo
Cinfhen You can let it simmer still @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😜#MoreMehThanYeah 12mo
Reviewsbylola Wow impressive!! I‘ve still got the nostalgic prompt left. 12mo
Cinfhen Well that‘s JUST AS impressive @Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
valeriegeary Very. Good. Work. 🤗🤗🤗 12mo
emilyhaldi Wowowowow 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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KarenUK
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All done with #booked2018 -here‘s everything I read for this fun challenge....
Really enjoyed almost everything I read (with only a couple of duds!)
Thanks again to our wonderful challenge masters @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft and looking forward to next year....

Cinfhen Which were the duds??!!! 😉😂😂 13mo
KarenUK I found the Central Park essay collection a bit dry and dull (was hoping for so much more), and Furiously happy was not a favorite of mine.... @Cinfhen (edited) 13mo
4thhouseontheleft Congrats on finishing!! A few of these are on my TBR for next year. 😄 13mo
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tpixie Congrats!! Great job! Fun collage! 13mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen if it hadn‘t been for bookclub I would have done too! 13mo
Blaire Congrats! I finished today as well!! Such a fun challenge. 13mo
LauraBeth Congrats! 🎉🎉 I also bailed on Furiously Happy @Cinfhen! 13mo
Cinfhen That‘s so interesting @LauraBeth because I‘ve only seen positive glowing reviews!!! I was beginning to think I should try again but now I‘m just going to let it be. #MyTBRThanksYou 😘 13mo
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Hornsby78
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Are you signed up for the #Booked2019 challenge? If not, click on the hashtag and find @cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage or @4thhouseontheleft 's post with the Google Doc link. Each prompt you participate in gets you entered for a quarterly drawing!

Cinfhen Thanks so much for the repost xx and glad you are joining us!!!! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing!! I‘m so anxious for the new year and new prompts. Of course, I still haven‘t finished my #pop18 challenge yet! 13mo
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Violetta
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Ready with my list for the #winter part of #Booked2019 #Litsychallenge 🎉
1.Female detective - Murder at the Vicarage by A. Christie
2.Fairy tale retelling - Deathless by C. Valente
4.Podcast - The Midwife by J. Worth
3.Happy place - A Gentleman in Moscow by A. Towles
5. Ireland - The Islander by T. O'Crohan
6. New author - Northern Girls by Sheng Keyi

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage looking forward to 2019 already! 🤩

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wonderful!! 14mo
Cinfhen Such good reads lined up!! Am I seeing Russian titles??? 14mo
Violetta @Cinfhen Oh yes! In fact, all these books have Russian translations, and 3 I have at home 😉 14mo
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AmyG
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CouronneDhiver Our writing looks very similar 👍🏽 14mo
AmyG @CouronneDhiver 🙌🏻 14mo
SilversReviews I enjoyed SEVEN DAYS OF US and SUNBURN. 14mo
Cinfhen Fabulous choices❣️❣️❣️ 14mo
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AmyG
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Cinfhen 🙌🏻 14mo
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kspenmoll
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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#Booked2019
Reposting for all to see. I just did one season in 2018 but it was fun- felt good to join in & do whatever I could. Link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceXqDkF5zLj75CJucLw1d6gq_s7PLK7OR-mmV6...

Cinfhen Thanks for the repost!! 14mo
Cinfhen Sign up now open
https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2
Just in case, here‘s the link @JaclynW
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kspenmoll @Cinfhen Thanks; forgot the all important link!!!❤️ 14mo
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Cinfhen No problem...makes me feel useful 😘 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you for sharing and joining in again! 14mo
4thhouseontheleft Glad you‘re joining in again! 14mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I‘m going to attempt this! If you‘re interested see #litsyhappenings or @Cinfhen or #booked2019

Cinfhen So glad you‘re going to join us❣️Don‘t forget to tag my awesome cohosts @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😄 14mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage just when I think I have the tags down (practicing!!!!) 😆😆😆😆 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👏🏻👏🏻😘😘 14mo
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4thhouseontheleft Yay!! Can‘t wait to see your picks! 14mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage I need a set of rules- how exactly does this work? 13mo
Cinfhen Challenge starts January 1 ~ you can read the books by season or at random, whatever works for you. When u complete a book make sure to post #Booked2019 and tag us so we can track your completed prompts. Did you sign up online??? 13mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I thought I did but just did again in case I was wrong. 13mo
Cinfhen Great! Any questions still??? Ask away 13mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen do you need to know ahead or just as read? 13mo
Cinfhen Nope, don‘t need to know ahead 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chrissyreadit Also, did you go to the sign up page on Google? That‘s how we know you‘re in officially and can track your entries in the drawings. I will tag you in a post with the link, just in case. 13mo
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @Cinfhen :
Happy to announce the return of our bookish challenge❣️ #Booked2019 offers a diverse selection of prompts arranged in quarters/seasons. You are free to read as many or as few prompts as you wish. You can focus on 1 season or read by mood. Every prompt completed earns a chance to participate in a qtrly drawing. Only 1 book per prompt with a total of 24 chances to enter.
Sign up now open
https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2

Cinfhen Thank you for the repost ❣️❣️❣️ 14mo
zsuzsanna_reads What is cli-fi? 14mo
Moray_Reads @zsuzsanna_reads climate fiction, to do with climate change, global warming etc 😊 14mo
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zsuzsanna_reads @Moray_Reads my first thought was a lot naughtier! I've got a dirty mind. 😂😂 14mo
Moray_Reads @zsuzsanna_reads 🤣🤣🤣 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @zsuzsanna_reads I like how you think!! 🤣🤣 14mo
GlassAsDiamonds @zsuzsanna_reads thanks for both asking and your first assumption, laughing through confusion is the best!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 14mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I have decided, @Cinfhen ! 😬🤞

#Booked2019

Cinfhen Yay!!!!! You‘ll smash the challenge 💕 start searching your TBR xx 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage **happy dancing** Yay!! 14mo
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I‘m such a planner, so already thinking of ideas for the #booked2019 winter quarter☺️
1. Miss Marple doubles for an amateur detective for #pop19🔍
2. Yay for a feminist Little mermaid 👍🧜‍♀️
3. The Novel Cure- got it at Daunts, London, with my best friend of 30 yrs and it‘s about reading soothing the soul💕
4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bbphcf
5. Been meaning to read more O‘Farrell🍀
6. Leaving this open -always read lots of new authors✏️

LauraBeth Love your picks! 1y
Cinfhen Awesome choices and hell yeah for #doubledip #pop19 ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
BarbaraBB Great choices! The Sally Rooney is related to the podcast? 1y
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JazzFeathers I'm quite intrigued by that Little Mermaid retelling 😉 1y
KarenUK @BarbaraBB yes👍recommended on my favorite bookish podcast “A Good Read” from the BBC which is like a 3 person bookclub with 3 books each week... 1y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 14mo
KarenUK Aww Thank you so much @LeahBergen 😘💕 14mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Kickstart your 2019 reading journey with #Booked2019 , wholly owned and hosted by 3 of our fabulous Littens! Whether you‘re a seasoned reading challenge pro or a newbie, reading challenges can be fun and introduce us to new genres & authors we‘ve never read before.

I‘m enjoying (though not completed) my #Booked2018 and #LitsyClassics (not completed either) 🙄but I‘m so tempted and pumped up for this challenge. 🤔🤓

Cinfhen Thanks for that fantastic blurb xx you sold me 😂😂 1y
batsy These are some great prompts! And now I'm tempted by yet another challenge 😂 1y
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘ve never done one before... so I‘m v excited. I hope I don‘t drive everyone mad asking questions 🤦🏻‍♀️🙈.... 😂 1y
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batsy @Cathythoughts Aww, no! The questions and talking about books to read are the best part. 😁 ❤️ 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen 😂 The challenge does look awesome! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I‘m terrible at reading challenges, but this is tempting, right? 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts we can only be ‘mad‘ with books and all things bookish 💙 1y
4thhouseontheleft I love this so much! 💜💜💜 @Cathythoughts there is no such thing as too many questions. 💞 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Never too many questions! I‘m going to open a group in Goodreads soon too. That‘s been helpful this year for more discussion. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for your post about the challenge—I love what you wrote, @erzascarletbookgasm! 1y
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JazzFeathers
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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So then, l'm really terrible with challenges. I'm still working at all the challenges l took this year (and some goes back to May 😶) but this one looked too much fun to pass up.
Besides, l already have a title for all the Winter prompts 😆

Who's joining?

#Booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen That‘s fantastic!!! Share your winter picks!!!! I love to see what others are reading... gives me good ideas💚 1y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen oh good to know we can share our pics ... make sure I‘m on the right track too ... will share soon 👍🏻🎉 1y
Cinfhen Yay @Cathythoughts 😊I‘m impressed. You‘re ahead of the game!!! 1y
4thhouseontheleft Yay!! What do you plan on reading? 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks so much for sharing! We are so excited and it‘s fun to see who‘s feeling the same way. 💕 1y
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IndoorDame
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Just signed up for my first Fully Booked Challenge #booked2019
Thank you to all the organizers!
Sign up now open here:
https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2

Cinfhen Yay!!! Welcome and one more awesome host to tag @4thhouseontheleft 😁thanks for sharing the sign up link 1y
IndoorDame Thank you 🙏 1y
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you‘re joining us!! 📚📖🎉 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing!! So excited to have you in the challenge! It‘s always fun, no matter how many prompts you complete. 🎉🎉📚📚👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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I actually liked this one better than The Crossover. However, I now LOVE Kwame Alexander and his awesome ability to write in verse. I know of a handful of students who will love both of his books.

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Cinfhen
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Happy to announce the return of our bookish challenge❣️❣️❣️ #Booked2019 offers a diverse selection of prompts arranged in quarters/seasons. You are free to read as many or as few prompts as you wish. You can focus on one season or read by mood. Every prompt completed earns a chance to participate in a quarterly drawing. Only one book per prompt with a total of 24 chances to enter. ☃️🌷🌞🍁
Sign up now open
https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2

Cinfhen Please make sure you tag us and use hashtag #booked2019 when you complete a prompt‼️It‘s how we track your progress and keep you entered for prizes.
Any questions??? Ask away
And stay tuned for our GoodReads group coming soon💚
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JazzFeathers Cool! I think l'll try. 1y
DeleteAcct Ooh! I love these prompts! 1y
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Cathythoughts I just booked myself in 👍🏻Thankyou Ladies 😘 1y
Cinfhen Yay!!! It‘s a really laid back no pressure challenge @JazzFeathers @Rachbb3 💕💕 1y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! @Cathythoughts if you have any questions don‘t hesitate to ask 😘 1y
BarbaraBB Oohhh exciting! Some really difficult prompts but it‘s sooo nice to think of fitting books and start planning. Thanks again for organizing ladies 💜 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1y
BarbaraBB One question: must the PoC author write about a paranormal MC? 1y
saresmoore YAY! I haven‘t been checking the hashtag since 8am or anything... 1y
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB I believe the MC should be a PoC in a Paranormal story...is that right @4thhouseontheleft 1y
Cinfhen @saresmoore @BarbaraBB 😘😘😘 can‘t wait to see your book choices 🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉 1y
LauraBeth I sat out so many challenges this year - I think I‘m ready now to go all in 😀 1y
LauraBeth @saresmoore I‘m doing it! 1y
Cinfhen Go crazy @LauraBeth 🥳🥳🥳 1y
tdrosebud I'm in! I hope to complete at least 2 prompts a season. 1y
Cinfhen Perfect @tdrosebud 🙌🏻❣️ 1y
BookNerd9906 🙋‍♀️✅📚 1y
TrishB Tempted......is there a cut off point for registering? 1y
Kalalalatja Great prompts! I‘m so looking forward to joining again in 2019 👏👏 1y
Cinfhen Nope @TrishB jump in when you feel like it!!!! Yay @Kalalalatja @BookNerd9906 Hurray for snow day!!!! And I‘m tagging @Samplergal @Chrissyreadit @erzascarletbookgasm @youneverarrived @RachelO @KarenUK because I told ya‘ll I‘d tag you when the list was out xx 😘 1y
TrishB 👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen Look...prompts are here @VeganCleopatra @RedxoHearts @throwmeabook ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
TrishB I may have a looksie/plan when I finish for Christmas and feel like fun....😘 1y
Cinfhen BTW @TrishB you could probably knock out all 24 prompts in the first quarter 😂😂😂😂 1y
Cinfhen @Simona CRUSHED #Booked2018 😘😘 1y
TrishB I would like to read 14 books in 14 days while I‘m off for Christmas (14 days woohoo!!!) but, you know, family stuff interferes.....and being sociable... 1y
Cinfhen Well if you stay away from those #chunksters @TrishB you can probably do it!!!! 🙌🏻😁 being sociable is overrated 1y
TrishB Most definitely! 1y
RachelO Yay! Thanks Cindy - I'm off to PLAN! (Cos that always works SO well for me 🤔) 😘 1y
Cinfhen Ha!! I know THAT STORY @RachelO 💜 1y
Laughterhp Yay! I‘m so excited. I‘ve enjoyed participating this year! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for tagging @LitsyHappenings @Avanders 🥰🥰and glad to hear your back for round two @Laughterhp ❤️ 1y
KarenUK Exciting! Great prompts again this year 💕💕Signed up! 👍 (edited) 1y
Avanders 😘😘 1y
TheBookAddict Awesome!!! I‘m definitely signing up. Interesting, challenging, and gives me freedom to choose what I like when I like. 👍🏽 I‘m down! 1y
bookcollecter I just signed up! My first time participating 😀 1y
Itchyfeetreader Great mix of prompts I think I am going to give it a go 1y
VeganCleopatra Thanks @Cinfhen! Who exactly do we tag each time along with #booked2019? And number 13, genre mash-up or do you mean something different for this challenge? (edited) 1y
Cinfhen You just summed up the challenge perfectly @TheBookAddict 🙌🏻😊💜 excited for new participants @bookcollecter @Itchyfeetreader Hope you all have fun with it❣️❣️❣️ and you might discover a new favorite genre or author 😁 1y
kellyann28 @Cinfhen What is Cli-Fi? 😳 1y
Cinfhen Genre-busting is a term for books that can‘t be pigeonholed - maybe it‘s a horror novel but it has a western setting or maybe crime novel set in an alternate universe. Geek Love, The Bone Clocks & Infinite Jest might be a few examples @VeganCleopatra This is the prompt that is gonna challenge me!! And my cohosts are @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @4thhouseontheleft 💜💜 1y
Cinfhen Cli-Fi stands for Climate Fiction @kellyann28 it‘s a book that deals with climate change/ global warming. Can be speculative or current. I‘m planning on reading 1y
kellyann28 @Cinfhen thank you! I feel silly for asking but that's a new one for me 😂 1y
Cinfhen Don‘t feel silly!!! I had to Google it myself @kellyann28 when I read that term in an article 😊 1y
Cinfhen I think BookRiot has a suggested list of Cli-Fi novels @kellyann28 and we will print links on the GoodReads group 1y
Cinfhen It‘s a bit more challenging this year @KarenUK can‘t wait to see what you come up with 🥰🥰🥰 1y
emilyhaldi So excited!! These are some challenging prompts... I‘m going to have to do some planning 🤓📝 1y
Cinfhen We upped the game this year @emilyhaldi 😜but I have confidence in you🥳🥳🥳 1y
emilyhaldi I‘ll have faith in myself once I complete #booked2018 edition 😅 2 more to go!!! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag! 💗 You have certainly up the game! A few challenging ones but that‘s what makes it more exciting and bring us out of our comfort zone. 👌 1y
Cinfhen Like that attitude @erzascarletbookgasm 💜🙌🏻😁 1y
Tex2Flo Love the challenge of reading out of my comfort zone. Can‘t wait to see how folks make the associations. So many creative thinkers! 1y
Cinfhen Sooooo True @Tex I added SOOOOOO MANY books to my TBR last year 🙄😬🤭 1y
JMEdwards @Cinfhen Looks like fun! Do we have to wait to 2019 to get started?!? 1y
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Challenge starts Jan 1 and runs through Dec 31 @JMEdwards 14mo
Velvetsun Count me in! 14mo
GlassAsDiamonds Have bitten the bullet & signed up...😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 14mo
RealLifeReading Hooray!! 14mo
RealLifeReading @Cinfhen Gold Fame Citrus was an excellent read! Also may I suggest 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the suggestions @RealLifeReading I forgot about the Kingsolver and hope you‘re joining us again 💚 14mo
Cinfhen Fabulous @Velvetsun ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 14mo
VeganCleopatra Sorry to bother you @Cinfhen, but it's been a long week and I don't remember for certain if I officially filled out the form to join. Mind letting me know? Thanks! 14mo
Cinfhen I will check @VeganCleopatra and let you know 14mo
RealLifeReading Just signed up! 14mo
Cinfhen Excellent @RealLifeReading 💋 14mo
Reviewsbylola I need to get my list together! 🥳 14mo
ferskner I signed up but didn't get a confirmation Google form like last year - did I do it right? I printed it last year to put on my fridge so I'd remember. :) 14mo
Cinfhen I need to check for you @ferskner and @VeganCleopatra I haven‘t forgotten xx I just can‘t access the form I need @4thhouseontheleft to check 14mo
Simona When I can start? 😘 14mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Where have you been???? Hope all is well @Simona Missed you!!!! 14mo
Simona @Cinfhen Life sucks sometimes, but I‘m back and ready for challenges 🤓 I missed you too 🥰 14mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen no problem! 14mo
RedxoHearts Thanks for tagging me! I got signed up and can't wait until it starts :) 14mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re back @Simona 💕💕💕 14mo
Cinfhen Fabulous @RedxoHearts 🙌🏻❣️ 14mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @ferskner You are on the list, I ‘m not sure why it didn‘t send you a receipt of the form! @VeganCleopatra You are not on the list, so I don‘t think you have filled it out yet. 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for checking @4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏻❣️💋 14mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft thanks, I didn't think I had but I didn't want to double up. 14mo
LiterRohde Not to be sound lazy (but I am), do you have an editable version (Word/Excel) that I could use? I don‘t usually plan my reads. I am more like a plastic bag in the wind (unpredictable and bad for the environment) when it comes to how I read. If I‘m going to plan, a ready made list would be one last hurdle my lazy butt has to get over. Either way, I will be giving #Booked2019 my best shot. 14mo
Cinfhen We don‘t but I think @BarbaraTheBibliophage created one for herself and maybe she‘s able to share?!?! I‘m still not PC friendly 🦕🦖I prefer the pencil & paper @LiterRohde (edited) 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LiterRohde @Cinfhen Thanks for tagging me. I do put all of my reads each year into a spreadsheet. I might be able to take mine and pull out just the Booked2019 stuff for you. But I‘ve got a TON of stuff going on right now, so I‘m not sure if the timing would suit you. 14mo
LiterRohde @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen No worries. I was thinking about the way I would do things if I were putting together this challenge and that would be to start with a typed document and hoping you do things the same way. I shouldn‘t expect that you do things the same way. No reason to make one from scratch. 14mo
4thhouseontheleft @LiterRohde I made a spreadsheet for myself on Google docs. I‘m happy to share a copy with you if you send me your contact info. 14mo
LiterRohde @4thhouseontheleft Thanks. I feel kind of silly now making more of this than I should have. Anyway, it‘s appreciated. alternativerohde@gmail.com. 14mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Wanted to take a moment to appreciate that Man Cub has 3 books in his bag.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (reading in class with teacher)
QB1 by Mike Lupica (writing an author paper about him)
And the tagged book

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1y
britt_brooke Excellent! 💚 1y
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Cinfhen
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#Booked2019 #Teaser So this may or may not be my first quarter reads for #Booked2019❣️Any ideas what the prompts could be??? Here‘s a few hints: 1.HAPPY NEW year 2. International Day of Women 3.St. Patty‘s Day 4. Brothers Grimm birthdays 5.🎧👂🏼Stay tuned for the first quarter unveiling....

TrishB I‘ve had the Egan one on the tbr since last year I think..... (edited) 1y
Cinfhen The Egan was my #BOTM Oct 2017 and the French was a #BOTM Nov 2016😜 @TrishB I‘m hoping to finally read them...are these still on your shelf @MicheleinPhilly ?!?!??! Maybe we 3 can BuddyRead? 1y
TrishB I‘m up for it. Just remind me in plenty of time cos I seem to forget every buddyread I agree! Doh..... 1y
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Cathythoughts I will stay tuned ... I‘ve never done it & not sure how it works.. or how many books involved ... but it sounds like fun 👍🏻❤️📚 1y
Kalalalatja You sure know how to drive up the excitement 😄👏 1y
Cinfhen It‘s 24 prompts spread over the year broken down into quarters/ seasons. You are free to read the prompts in any “season” @Cathythoughts and for every prompt read u earn an entry into a $20 gift card for the end of each quarter. It‘s easy and fun and lots of open interpretation in the categories. I think you‘ll find the challenge fun but not pressured 😘 1y
Cathythoughts Thanks .. so that‘s 2 books per month .... and the interpretation is open ... great ! And there‘s a possible prize😊. I‘ll give it a whirl 2019 👍🏻 1y
RedxoHearts That sounds exciting! I love challenges 1y
VeganCleopatra When will sign ups etc be? 1y
Cinfhen Yay @RedxoHearts @Cathythoughts @VeganCleopatra I will make sure to keep you all in the know...we are still finalizing the sign up page 🤪 1y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB @Cinfhen I don‘t have the Egan but I think my friend has it. Read the French a couple of months ago. 1y
throwmeabook #booked2018 kinda got away from me but really looking forward to #booked2019. Excited to see the new prompts and start planning 😆 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to it! Quick quick announce! 😄 I‘m doing two seasons only this year. Will see how it goes for 2019. 1y
youneverarrived Ohh I‘m looking forward to this! 😁 1y
Cinfhen Great @youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja and it‘s totally cool if you only end up reading one book @throwmeabook 😀 1y
KarenUK @Cinfhen I‘m so excited to see all the prompts! So far my guesses are Irish authors, Award winning female authors and fairytale retellings???? 1y
Cinfhen I‘m VERY impressed @karenuk You have two correct!!!! Woohoo!!! 1y
Samplergal I think I may join in this year. I‘ve enjoyed watching this challenge this year. 1y
Cinfhen That‘s fantastic @Samplergal I‘ll tag you when the signups are available 😊 1y
emilyhaldi I'm so exciteddddd!!!! And I suppose I better get to finishing 4th quarter of this year's challenge 😅 1y
Cinfhen No pressure!!! @emilyhaldi but you can totally do it!!!!💋💋💋 1y
Reviewsbylola Can‘t wait!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Cinfhen Did you see the pop sugar list @Reviewsbylola ??!? We have a few prompts that are exactly the same or very similar 🙄 I guess it makes it easier for multiple challenges😁💜 1y
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crazyspine
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Alexander is so good, I've even got my math-brained husband reading. #13in3

I loved the librarian, Mac. Another inspiring novel told through verse.

mcipher I love that lapdog! 😂 1y
crazyspine @mcipher He's a weiner dog, so he's always trying to fit in people's legs. It's like he instinctively craves a bun. 1y
mcipher OMG, you just made my morning with that comment! 🤣🤣 “instinctively craves a bun”.... 1y
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DebbieGrillo
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I loved this one just as much as The Crossover. A coming of age novel told in verse that deals with themes of bullying, divorce, and friendship. I think this book would appeal to any young adult who is driven by sports, English teachers and librarians alike. In fact, this could be for anyone who's ever felt like their parents don't understand them. Maybe that's all of us.

kspenmoll Thanks Dev, great review- stacked😊 1y
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Cinfhen
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Hey #Booked2018 friends—today is the last day for our current season! Everything you‘ve read since July 1 for ANY prompt should be posted by midnight 9/30 Eastern time. Be sure to hashtag and tag us! Then we will get working on the drawing.

p.s. If you don‘t have time to post before midnight , any completed prompts we haven‘t seen will go towards next season‘s drawing. Special holla to @Simona for completing #Booked2018 🙌🏻💞📚

Simona Thanks 🤗 1y
CarolynM I've been an epic fail on this challenge. Oh well, maybe next year 1y
Cinfhen No such thing as failure for this challenge @CarolynM hopefully you‘ll try again 1y
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AmyG
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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#Booked2018 July-Sept

Japanese Thriller - Penance
LGBTQ+- Song of Achilles
New in 2018 - The Immortalists
Beach Read - How to Walk Away
Underdog Hero - Boys in the Boat
MC 70+. - Autumn

@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
mydearwatson _Penance_ is pretty good! I like _Confessions, more...I highly recommend both! 1y
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Cinfhen Like that you mixed your quarters!! Keeping us on our toes 😘💕 1y
AmyG @cinfhen I am away and needed to get this in. So I followed what @BarbaraTheBibliophage wrote. I am lucky I remembered what I read because I am not reading in order. I have everything written down at home. @mydearwatson I enjoyed Penance so thank you for the suggestion of Confessions. (edited) 1y
mydearwatson @AmyG, it‘s pretty twisted 🙃! 1y
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TorieStorieS
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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My July through September #Booked2018 is complete! The collage represents my picks- more audio than physical books this time around! #BlameItOnLitsy=Meddling Kids📚#DiverseNonfiction=A River In Darkness📚#SetAtSchool=Fangirl📚#LGBTQIA+MainCharacter=The Summer Children📚#JapaneseThriller=Confessions📚#BeachRead=Meg

Cinfhen How fun!!! Lots of great #audioColoring 1y
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Cinfhen !! I do love to color!!! 😊 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great bunch of choices—good job!! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚🎉🎉 1y
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