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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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Lauredhel
Booked (Graphic Novel) | Kwame Alexander
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Another one for #Pantone2023 @Clwojick

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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Cinfhen https://forms.gle/sMyR1gVJciu1HqkA9
This should work!!! The final quarter drawing form😊💗 congrats on COMPLETING #Booked2022 🎉🍾🥂
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squirrelbrain 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2mo
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JudePederson
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Booked was a good novel that was easy to read, yet had a good couple of life lessons and morals to learn from it. I enjoyed it because it was never too boring.

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OriginalCyn620
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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And finally, my #fall picks for #booked2023!

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen Ohhh, I forgot Anne Rice passed away 💔I‘m thinking of reading this author 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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My #summer picks for #booked2023!

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen @jenniferw88 posted about this book…it‘s currently free for Prime readers, so I picked it up 😍 3mo
Cinfhen Also love the cover for this one 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @Cinfhen and @jenniferw88…did not know that so I‘ll have to pick it up there too! 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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These are my #spring picks for #booked2023!

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I might pinch one or two of these ideas!! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen Yay! I was hoping to inspire! 😊 3mo
Cinfhen I own this one so it‘s the perfect excuse to finally read it!!! 3mo
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Cinfhen And I‘m very hit or miss when it comes to short stories but I bet Laura Lipman would be great 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Same with me on both counts @Cinfhen! 3mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! #twinsies 👯‍♀️ 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Okay, I‘ve come up with possibilities for #booked2023! These are my #winter picks.

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen Such a great choice !!!!! 3mo
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IndoorDame
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TheBookHippie THREE OF THESE are on my list!! 3mo
LeeRHarry Yay - thanks for mentioning the TJR - have that one on my shelves but it hadn‘t entered my mind - good choice 😊 3mo
Cinfhen Great ideas!!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Great choices. Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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IndoorDame
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Cinfhen Wild girls sounds good!! 3mo
Cinfhen And pachinko is fantastic 3mo
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IndoorDame
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Cinfhen More fantastic ideas 3mo
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IndoorDame
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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KristiAhlers You‘ve picked some amazing reads for next year! 💜 3mo
BookwormAHN Loved Ninth House 🧡 3mo
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BarbaraBB
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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19 Dark Academia
20 Coming out
21 Hope Punk
22 Think Greek
23 Adapted for small screen
24 HIV

With these I finished #Booked2022 and now I can totally focus and look forward to #Booked2023, yay!

Cinfhen Fantastic!!! We‘ll soon be adding the final quarter entry form for #Booked2022 ❣️and excited to have you back for another year of #Booked ♥️ 3mo
KarenUK Woo hoo! Congrats! 💕 3mo
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britt_brooke
Booked (Graphic Novel) | Kwame Alexander
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My big boy (10 yrs) reading a few pages while he waits to get his braces. 🦷

Bookzombie So sweet! 3mo
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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First ideas… #summer #booked2023 💕☀️

Soubhiville Some beautiful covers there! 3mo
Cinfhen Yessssss!! #Screenshot #Inspiration 🧡 3mo
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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First ideas… #fall #booked2023 🍁💕

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏽😄 3mo
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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First ideas #spring #booked2023…. 🌷💕

Cinfhen Exciting choices 🤓 3mo
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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So this, and the next 3 posts are my first ideas for #booked2023 picking from my physical shelves/my kindle/digital ARCs etc…… which I know are going to change but it‘s always fun planning anyway!
Thanks to the hosts for another great bunch of prompts! 💕
#winter ❄️

BarbaraTheBibliophage I love seeing all the ideas! 3mo
Cinfhen You‘re making me want to put together my #FirstIdeas too!!!! 3mo
TrishB Have screenshot all these 😁 3mo
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LitsyEvents
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Repost for @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @alisiakae

We‘re super excited to share the 24 new prompts for #Booked2023 a yearly reading challenge split into quarters (seasons) ♥️This is a no pressure fun way to enhance your reading throughout the year as we celebrate national & international events 🤓Below is the sign up link and additional information 👇🏽

https://forms.gle/VqNnym5EqfFHxEsf6

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!!!!! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Cinfhen
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Congrats to our third quarter winner @julieclair 🎉💕🎉 and many thanks to everyone else who entered our #Booked2022 drawing♥️There‘s still one quarter left to go and watch this space for #Booked2023 details coming soon😁 Julie please see info below 👇🏽

Cinfhen @julieclair please email me so I can arrange to send u your $20 gift card 🥳 cindyh666 at @icloud.com 4mo
Ruthiella Congratulations @julieclair 👏👏👏🥳 4mo
TrishB Congrats! 4mo
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squirrelbrain Congratulations! @julieclair 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
jenniferw88 Congratulations @julieclair , and yay for #booked2023 details coming soon! 4mo
fredamans Congrats! 👏 4mo
Cinfhen Happy to hear you‘re looking forward to #Booked2023 @jenniferw88 😘😘 4mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to start planning for #Booked2023. I hope you‘ll share your plans soon! ❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen We‘re working on the new prompts @BarbaraBB 💕💕💕 4mo
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KarenUK
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#booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae
Only two read this quarter…. But enjoyed both very much…. #authorborninafrica #nauticalnovel
8 left for the final quarter…. Hoping I make it!

Cinfhen You can do it!!! Glad you enjoyed the two you read - here‘s the link: You have until Midnight October 3 to submit all books read between July 1-September 30, 2022 🧭 to enter the #ThirdQuarterDrawing:

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I see you in the entries. 👏🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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BarbaraBB
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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With these books I finished the third quarter of #Booked2022:

13- Includes a recipe
14 - Set in a Canadian province
15 - Involves an exploration
16 - About sisters
17 - New in 2022
18 - Set in a hotel

Favorite is Subdivision, the least one is Our Country Friends.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 we‘ll get back to you soon with the #ThirdQuarterLink for our drawing 💜📚🥳 5mo
squirrelbrain Well done! 5mo
Megabooks Yay! 🙌🏻 5mo
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Ruthiella You‘re taking me back to the March 2022 ToB! Fond memories. 😃 5mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella Yes I had those memories too when I made the collage 🤍 5mo
alisiakae Nice! 5mo
Cinfhen Q3 Form is ready! Here‘s the short link: https://forms.gle/bAMN41GcdRfrHWTQ9
Thanks to @BarbaraTheBibliophage for making it happen 💕
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Just 7 prompts this quarter…. So 10 more to go…..
#booked2022
I really enjoyed all of these…. And this challenge always pushes me outside my comfort zone…
3 Non fiction! Some YA! And Fantasy! 😌📚💕

Cinfhen Yay!!! Good luck on the second quarter drawing 💚 Don‘t forget to complete a form submission: Here's the link for second quarter #Booked2022

https://forms.gle/E9QC2c79pDFcUE5Y8

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KarenUK @Cinfhen 😘😘😘 7mo
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BarbaraBB
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I finished the second quarter of #Booked2022 already! The books I chose are:

1. About a fictional royal: The Shadow King
2. Written by a journalist: The House at Sugar Beach
3. Author born in Africa: We Need New Names
4. Make your own prompt (A Dutch book): We Slaves of Surinam
5. A nautical novel: The Still Point
6. A murder mystery: The Aosawa Murders

Half of them I used for #ReadingAfrica2022 too but I‘m always happy to #doubledip 😇

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
kspenmoll Congratulations!!🎉🎊 9mo
Cinfhen Well done!!!!! Great progress 9mo
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Simona Congratulations 🥂🍾 I have to check how far I am with this quarter. 8mo
squirrelbrain Well done! 🎉 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Woohoo! Great job! 8mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 congrats 🎉 You have until Midnight July 3 to submit all books read between April 1-June 30🧭 to enter the #SecondQuarterDrawing :

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26
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DGRachel
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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1st quarter #booked2022 - Finished 6 from different seasons and only two were on my original plan. 😂😂
#1-Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit (surprisingly good)
#4-Issac‘s Storm by Erik Larson (better than expected)
#6-Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (exactly as awful as anticipated)
#8-Moneyland by Oliver Bullough (okay)
#12-Cruel is the Night by Karo Hamalainen (#LMPBC)
#13-The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (CM Library Community Read)

Cinfhen Yay!!! You‘re off to a great start!! And I‘m happy to hear about Beheld since I own a copy on my kindle🤓 Don‘t forget to submit all books read between Jan 1-March 31🧭 use link below to enter the #FirstQuarterdrawing:

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26
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LitsyEvents
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Repost
😁Hi #Booked2022 friends!!
Hard to believe, but it‘s time to fill out the forms for #FirstQuarterDrawing🎊📚

You have until Midnight April 3 to submit all books read between Jan 1-March 31🧭

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26

🌻You must use the above form to enter drawing but PLEASE share your reads on Litsy too!

We ♥️seeing your posts
@4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Thanks so much for posting & sharing 😘 10mo
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Cinfhen
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😁Hi #Booked2022 friends!!
Hard to believe, but it‘s time to fill out the forms for #FirstQuarterDrawing🎊📚

You have until Midnight April 3 to submit all books read between Jan 1-March 31🧭

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26

🌻You must use the above form to enter drawing but PLEASE share your reads on Litsy too!

We ♥️seeing your posts
@4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Please share @LitsyEvents 🥰 10mo
TrishB Done mine 😁 10mo
OriginalCyn620 Just did mine! 😁 10mo
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KarenUK
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@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #booked2022
Seven so far…. From all different seasons! I actually really enjoyed all of these, except bibliolepsy was well written but surprisingly not my thing….📚🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 xx 10mo
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BarbaraBB
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I completed the first quarter of #Booked2022. I am still enjoying this challenge a lot!

1 About religion: Priestdaddy
2 Title repeats itself: What is the what
3 Set in China: Land of big numbers
4 Weather term in title: The boy who harnessed the wind
5 From a black owned publisher: Baho!
6 About a non-patriarchal society: Wij zijn licht (Dutch)

SO to @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft for all the work! 😘

Simona Congratulations 🥂🍾 I still need to read book for ‘set in China‘. 11mo
BarbaraBB @Simona That shouldn‘t be too difficult and you probably have a lot of options but if not, this short story collection is really good! 🇨🇳 11mo
Simona I have a book for that prompt by Lisa Lee to combine with March prompt for Author a Month challenge, but I‘m not very eager to read it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
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Cinfhen Yay!!! You have until Midnight April 3 to submit all books read between Jan 1-March 31🧭 use link below to enter the #FirstQuarterdrawing:

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26
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Cinfhen @Simona my Lisa See was really enjoyable 11mo
Simona @Cinfhen I have the feeling that she isn‘t author for me and I‘m considering to skip March for AAM and read different book for Booked🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Cinfhen Yeah @Simona she‘s very hit or miss / 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks, @BarbaraBB !! 🎉🎉 11mo
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you 😊 11mo
Megabooks Great job! 11mo
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LitsyEvents
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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😁Hi #Booked2022 friends!!
Hard to believe, but it‘s time to fill out the forms for #FirstQuarterDrawing🎊📚
You have until Midnight April 3 to submit all books read between Jan 1-March 31🧭 use link below to enter:

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26

🌻You must use the form for drawing entry but PLEASE share your reads on Litsy too!
We ♥️seeing your posts

Visit @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @Cinfhen for more info

Itchyfeetreader I am so far off being done it‘s not funny! At least this year I have managed a couple so getting full house by the end of the year may be possible yet! 11mo
Cinfhen No pressure @Itchyfeetreader take your time and don‘t forget, every prompt earns you a chance to win 🏅 11mo
tokorowilliamwallace I probably have multiple books open which may count for the prompts but completing them is the problem. 11mo
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TLuvs I literally just joined but how and where do I go to join this? 11mo
LitsyEvents @TLuvs Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 This page is like a bulletin board that posts all the things happening on Litsy. To participate in any activity posted here you want to visit the person's page who is tagged. Visit @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft or @BarbaraTheBibliophage and let them know you would like to join this event. Hope you have fun! ❤️ 11mo
TLuvs Thank you so much! 11mo
Cinfhen Hi @TLuvs @tokorowilliamwallace I‘m going to search for the signup link and I‘ll tag you both!! #Booked2022 is a really laid back no pressure challenge. Read (and complete 😉) one book or all 24. Each book read earns you a chance in our quarterly drawings for a $20 gift card. Prompts are easy to interpret and we‘re pretty looseygoosey. If you think the book works, we think the book works😁 see 👇🏽 (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen Here are the 24 prompts for #Booked2022 along with the sign up info https://forms.gle/g1ZtgxMHEaLDFdXR9 11mo
Cinfhen Thank for sharing @LitsyEvents xxx 11mo
TLuvs @Cinfhen This is great stuff, thank you! 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!! Have fun @TLuvs 🤩this is our 5th year hosting this challenge ♥️ 11mo
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Daisey
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This review is for the graphic novel or illustrated version of Booked. As with Alexander‘s Crossover, it‘s about much more than sports. In this one, Nick deals with some difficult situations while also playing soccer. He has a great support system in his family, best friend, and the school librarian. There are also a lot of literary references and interesting vocabulary with definition footnotes.

#NetGalley #MiddleGrade #BookedGraphicNovel

Daisey Current expected publication has moved back to July 2022, but I went ahead and reviewed as I've had it on my NetGalley shelf for months already. (edited) 13mo
megnews I stayed away from his sports series for a long time but I‘m glad I read them because they are about so much more. 13mo
Daisey @megnews I completely agree. In fact, I think a reader going into this one specifically for the soccer might be disappointed. 13mo
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Lauram
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In 2022, I‘m going to focus my #bookspin and #doublespin efforts on the books that are 1/2 finished and have been skipped over (for what feels like) many years! I love a list!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 13mo
Crazeedi What a great idea, I'm sure I have 20 to do a list, lol 13mo
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KarenUK
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And with these books read in the second half of the year…. I‘m all done with #booked2021
Thank you so much for organizing this fun challenge… can‘t wait to start on 2022!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats 🍾🙌🏻 Here's the link to tally your final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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KarenUK @Cinfhen done! 💕 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! Confirming we have your entries in the drawing! 👊🏻 14mo
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IndoorDame
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I‘m done!
I‘m in the process of trying to switch over from Goodreads to StoryGraph, and actually having some luck now that they have an app. 🤞🏼 for next year to be properly recorded on StoryGraph. In the process of switching I realized one of the things I really like about StoryGraph is the way they record challenges, and I found that really helpful for finishing up #Booked2021 That‘s one of my goals for #WrapItUpReadathon completed!

Cinfhen Yay!!!! Congrats 🎉🍾🎈 Here's the link to tally your final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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IndoorDame @Cinfhen ooh thanks! 14mo
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JamieArc I started StoryGraph last year but had a hard time giving up GoodReads. I‘m recommitting and will try harder to do so next year! 14mo
PuddleJumper I swapped over a few months ago and I'm glad I did. I haven't enjoyed using b Goodreads for awhile and they got rid of all the giveaways and stuff in my country which sucked 14mo
BarbaraBB I love to keep track of my challenges on Storygraph 14mo
StayCurious I'm now on StoryGraph too. Let me know what you go by and I'll follow you 14mo
IndoorDame @StayCurious ooh yay! I‘m IndoorDame there too 14mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I'm going to join in since I'm on storygraph too! Do you have the link for all the quarters? I know i have several i can fill in. Thank you 14mo
Crazeedi @StayCurious @Cinfhen I want to follow both of you on storygraph too! 14mo
Crazeedi @IndoorDame I'll follow you too!! 14mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB I'll follow you on storygraph too 14mo
Cinfhen The link posted for 4th quarter above has all 24 prompts from #Booked2021 @Crazeedi I haven‘t been on storygraph since June and totally forgot my username but once I sort it out I‘ll look for all my Litsy friends. I want to use Storygraph in 2022 14mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen oh thank you Cindy!! 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats on finishing strong and with time to spare!! I‘m hoping to focus more on StoryGraph than Goodreads next year also. We shall see … 14mo
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Allylu
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Yay!! I‘m finished with #BOOKED2021!!! I loved this challenge. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and led me to genres I never knew I would enjoy! Thank you to all of the hosts. I‘m ready for 2022!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats 🍾🙌🏻 Here's the link to tally your final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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Cinfhen So happy you enjoyed #Booked2021 and glad to see you‘re back for #Booked2022 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! Happy 2022 planning also! 1y
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BarbaraBB
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#Booked2022 My #Autumn choices:

19 dark academia: In the Freud archives
20 a coming out story: At swim, two boys
21 hopepunk: The Anthropocene reviewed
22 mythology retelling: A thousand ships
23 adapted for small screen: Vanity Fair
24 MC living with aids: Splendor

Singout Wow, you plan ahead! 1y
DGRachel I loved A Thousand Ships! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Well planned 👏 1y
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squirrelbrain Ooh, I have At Swim, Two Boys and hadn‘t planned that prompt yet… thank you! 😁 1y
BarbaraBB @Singout Just what I know think I can read based on my unread books. By the time it‘s autumn all probably will have changed 😉 1y
BarbaraBB @DGRachel That is good to know, I found this a hard prompt to select a book for! 1y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I have had it for ages and am glad I finally found a reason to read it! (edited) 1y
TrishB Good choices 👍🏻 1y
Singout At Swim, Two Boys is excellent. 1y
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m loving your suggestions 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thanks to you 💜 1y
Cinfhen 😘😘 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage What a wonderful year of #Booked2021 you‘ve got planned! Thanks for sharing with us. 😍 1y
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BarbaraBB
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#Booked2022 My #Summer choices:

13 includes a recipe: Green fried tomatoes at the…
14 set in Canada: The tenderness of wolves
15 involves an exploration: An African in Greenland
16 about sisters: The Makioka sisters
17 new in 2022: The trees
18 set in a hotel: The diver‘s clothes lie empty

EvieBee Looks like a great summer line up! 1y
Billypar I really liked The Diver's Clothes... - I'm looking forward to trying her latest at some point. 1y
Cathythoughts I have & really want to read the Makioka Sisters 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm So many good titles lined up! 👏👏👏👏 1y
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a gorgeous cover for Makioka Sisters btw 1y
squirrelbrain I loved the only Vida book I‘ve read, so I might try this one too… 1y
BarbaraBB @Billypar @squirrelbrain I read about the latest book by this author but somehow this book appealed to me more. I have high hopes! 1y
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I have wanted to read The Makioka sisters for a long time and I couldn‘t resist buying this edition 😍 1y
TrishB Great planning 👍🏻 1y
Ruthiella Great idea about The Diver‘s Clothes! That‘s on my TBR already! 😀 1y
Cinfhen I‘m excited for these titles and I needed a book for the #exploration prompt…so I‘m gonna go with (edited) 1y
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella According to the blurb it fits the prompt 🤞🏽 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘ve heard good things! 1y
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BarbaraBB
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#Booked2022 My #Spring choices:

7 about a royal: She would be king
8 written by a journalist: Blood river
9 author born in Africa: We need new names
10 own prompt (Dutch): Dit is mijn hof
11 nautical: And the sea will tell
12 murder mystery: The Aosawa murders

erzascarletbookgasm 9 and 12 on my tbr too.. 1y
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm 9 is for #ReadingAsia2022, 12 I REALLY want to read! 1y
Megabooks 7 I have planned for reading Africa. Thanks for the cross prompt awareness! (edited) 1y
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Cinfhen That‘s a good idea #7 although I‘m not sure this is a book I‘d enjoy…I‘ll wait for reviews 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I was thinking either that one or 1y
Cinfhen I started Shadow King earlier this year, it wasn‘t an easy read and the audio was VERY long. I might go back but I have lots of options for that prompt. I just like the #DoubleDip or #TriplePlay 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I need as much #TriplePlays as I can get since Africa is really big 🤓 1y
Cinfhen #TRUTH & #AMEN ♥️🙌🏻 🙏🏻sista!!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome ideas! 1y
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BarbaraBB
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I‘ve finally come up with my plans for #Booked2022. They will no doubt change completely but I think it‘s fair to assume a lot of them will be used for #ReadingAfrica2022 as well.

Here are my #Winter choices:

1 about religion: Matrix
2 title repeats itself: What is the What
3 set in China: Land of Big Numbers
4 weather term in title: Empire of the Sun
5 black-owned publisher: Baho!
6 eco-feminist: Wij zijn licht (Dutch)

sarahbarnes This is some impressive planning! 😍 1y
Suet624 I wish I could plan ahead like you do. I‘m such a contrarian that I refuse to do anything I “require” myself to do. 1y
Megabooks 1 & 3 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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BarbaraBB @Suet624 haha, that‘s cool! I enjoy the planning but much less the execution. I am such a restless person, I can‘t stand the predictable so I definitely won‘t go with my own plan 🤦🏻‍♀️😀 1y
Cinfhen I love all the crossover ideas…I‘m still EAGERLY awaiting #PoP22 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Me too! I‘ve been visiting their page for days now! 1y
Suet624 Ah, so you are familiar with my way of being. 💕 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t wait to see your reviews on these! (Or whatever you ultimately read …) 1y
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DGRachel
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Lastly, #Fall #Booked2021 Another list with some hard prompts!
#19-Dark Academia: The Secret History
#20-a coming out story: Fun Home
#21-HopePunk: We Set the Dark on Fire
#22-mythology retelling: The Witch‘s Heart
#23-adapted for small screen: Lost Girls
#24-MC/Author with AIDS/about the AIDS epidemic: Nobody Ever Said AIDS

Cinfhen Ohhh, good to know about #SmallScreenAdaptation / I own that book 1y
Cinfhen I really like all your choices!! Do any crossover with #ReadingAfrica22 1y
DGRachel @Cinfhen Thankfully, yes! Five Nights Before the Summit works for Zambia (and 3 different Booked2022 prompts!) and Nobody Ever Said AIDS can be used for Botswana, Malawi, or Lesotho. Oh, and the only reason I knew about Lost Girls is that I was looking at all my nonfiction books trying to decide if an author was a journalist or just worked for a magazine or newspaper as something else and saw the Netflix sticker on the cover. 🤣 1y
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Cinfhen Hahaha that sticker saves the day!!! I have the audio 😉ohhh , I‘m gonna check out your book for the AIDS prompt xx thanks 1y
DGRachel @Cinfhen Just a heads up - I ordered a used copy of Nobody from AbeBooks today because it‘s out of print, my library doesn‘t have it, and it‘s not available on Kindle. 1y
Cinfhen I‘ll keep that in mind…thanks 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks!! 1y
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DGRachel
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Initial proposed list for #Booked2022 #Summer
#13-include a recipe: The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
#14-set in Canada: The Matchmaker‘s List
#15-involves exploration: The Arctic Fury
#16-about sisters: The Once and Future Witches
#17-New in 2022: Sloth Sleeps Over
#18-set in an inn, lodge, or hotel: Jamaica Inn

Cinfhen I like that your mixing lots of genres 😁💕📚 1y
DGRachel @Cinfhen I don‘t think I could fill all the prompts with just one or even just my favorite genres, but I did try to pick ones that I thought I had a reasonable chance of enjoying. 🤓 1y
Cinfhen I just read so “vanilla”, it‘s either literary fiction of NF/ memoir - I don‘t mix it up much 1y
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DGRachel @Cinfhen The two you read most are the two I avoid like the plague. I‘ll do memoir via audiobook but otherwise, no thank you. 🤣🤣🤣 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage More great ideas! 1y
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#Booked2022 #Spring These were a little less challenging, except I got stuck on the difference between a journalist, contributing writer, etc.
#7-about a Royal: The Summer Queen
#8-by a journalist: Evicted
#9-Five Nights Before the Summit
#10-Make Your Own Prompt “Related to things I make (quilts)”: Quilt or Innocence
#11-nautical novel: The Deep
#12-murder mystery: The Decagon House Murders

Cinfhen I like your take on #CreateYourOwnPrompt 👏🏼👏🏼 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I thought about The Deep for that prompt! And gosh … I need to read Evicted more than ever! 1y
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DGRachel
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I‘ve got my list together for #Booked2022 #Winter. For the record, some of these were really hard! I‘ll be interested to see how close the reality comes to this, because it will change. 😂
#1-about cult/religion: Behold
#2-repeating title: The City & The City
#3-set in China: The Firemaker
#4-weather term: The Storm Runner
#5-Black-owned publisher: Sweet Dreams Young Savage
#6-non-patriarchal society: Herland

wanderinglynn You are on the ball! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚 1y
DGRachel @wanderinglynn I needed to see what I didn‘t already own so I could buy them before January 1st and count them for MountTBR next year. 🤣🤣 1y
Cinfhen I just picked up this book - it looks really good 1y
BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing your plans! 1y
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KarenUK
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And finally #fall ideas for #booked2022 💕📚

TrishB Atlas 6 was on my daughters Christmas book list 👍🏻 1y
squirrelbrain Milk Fed was odd but good, and I loved the Green! 1y
KarenUK @TrishB Sounds about right! We sell tons of it at work, it‘s on our #booktok table so thought I‘d give it a go! 😬 1y
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KarenUK @squirrelbrain good to know! 👯‍♀️ 1y
KarenUK @cinfhen it is…. I have a Netgalley ARC for it…. Comes out March 1st…. I loved her other book 1y
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#summer #booked2022 ideas…. Subject to many changes along the way…. 😉💕📚

squirrelbrain Sisters was a good one! 1y
KarenUK @squirrelbrain 👍👯‍♀️ 1y
alisiakae Cat's Eye, good pick! I own that one and it's one of the few Atwood's I haven't read yet, so I might pick that too! 1y
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LeahBergen I loved Cat‘s Eye! 1y
Cinfhen I‘m loving your ideas 💡 1y
KarenUK Oooh great! @LeahBergen 😊👍 1y
KarenUK @Cinfhen 💕😘😊 1y
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KarenUK
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And the planning continues…. Spring for #booked2022 is looking like this so far…. Obviously subject to MANY changes! 😉

Cinfhen Great ideas as always!!! I get inspiration from your picks!! Looking forward to seeing #Pop22 1y
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Started some #booked2022 planning…… which of course means these are all likely to change! 😉📚

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Covers look GORGEOUS and they all sound FAB!! I‘ve read one with bookclub many moons ago - It was well liked 1y
JamieArc I haven‘t participated before but signed up today. I love book planning, so excited to plan for these prompts! 1y
squirrelbrain Great choices - had to look some up as they are new to me! 1y
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BarbaraBB Interesting! I LOVED History of the Rain! Balzac was a cute little book too. 1y
KarenUK Yep, History of Rain is on my TBR because of you! @BarbaraBB 1y
BarbaraBB I feel the pressure 😃 1y
Crazeedi @KarenUK who is the email from? I'm looking for it!! 1y
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DGRachel
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Summer 2021 is complete (I read four of these this quarter. The others were completed earlier). I actually only have three prompts left on the Fall list and I will have finished the entire challenge. I‘m really excited about that!

#booked2021

Bookzombie That‘s awesome! I think I‘m right around that number left too. Need to double check. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job!! Got your completed form also! 1y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 1y
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Guess it's time for a quarterly update of my #Booked2021 reads!

🏄Set in Australia - Terra Nullius
📚Title Includes Library or Librarian - The Invisible Library
🎼 Musical Instrument on Cover - Piranesi
🍯 🍎Jewish Author or MC - The Museum of Extraordinary Things
✨Underrated or Lesserknown Book - The Union of Smokers
#Blackjack21 Heart, Club, Spade, Diamond in Title - Every Heart a Doorway

6 for me in the 3rd, 14 total, 10 to go!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Fabulous ???? Don‘t forget that we are now tallying completed prompts with a form submission???Every book read, from July 1- September 30th earns you a chance to win our quarterly drawing? You have until midnight, **Oct 3** to fill out the third quarter form?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen Already done, thanks! I'm just a bit nervous now because the 10 I have remaining are going to be a real challenge. 1y
Cinfhen Uh oh…which prompts are you most nervous about?? 1y
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Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen I suffered a wicked dry spell for months and now I‘ve been mood reading a LOT so prompts like UN peacekeepers, Appalachian Noir, photos that don‘t normally fit in my genre… that‘s why they call it a challenge 😂 1y
Cinfhen Hahaha, I hear ya!! For #AppalachianNoir I can recommend this one- it was good and not my normal genre either 1y
Cinfhen I‘m a HUGE nonfiction reader and I love memoirs and this one was FABULOUS and has AWESOME photos 1y
Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen Solid recommendations, thank you!!! I already checked my libraries and they both carry Blacktop Wasteland. I'm not a huge Elton fan but you did steer me in the right direction. I think I'll revisit a Patti Smith. I just love her! 1y
Cinfhen Yay!! I‘m happy to offer other suggestions… and bails count too😉 1y
Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen Game-changer lol 😏 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I will second the recommendation on Blacktop - so gripping and well written. I see your response to the form, so we are alllll good! 1y
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