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March Madness: The Story of High School Basketball in Illinois | Jim Enright
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I know we‘re over a week into April now, but here‘s my March Wrap-Up! I‘ve never used a book planner before, but I managed to score this Little Inklings Design one and I am in love with it. I think it‘s helping to keep me on track with my reading goals, which is huge. The breakdown is Children‘s: 1, Audios: 2, Graphic Novels: 4, Physical: 5

RadicalReader Seriously gorgeous penmanship 6mo
vumblereads I‘ve never had a book planner before. Where did you get this one? 😃 6mo
gibblr @RadicalReader Thank you 😊 @vumblereads I actually missed out ordering this one, but I bought it off someone else (two months into the year). It is super pretty and has LOTS of pages. Their website is littleinklings.ca and the 2020 planner goes on sale this fall! 6mo
RealLifeReading That‘s a cute planner! 6mo
xxjenadanxx I love this! What a fun idea. I‘ll have to do some research. 6mo
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The only madness in my March this year was the fact that I only finished three (3) books! Between traveling with the baby for two weeks & various family commitments upon our return home from vacation, I did not get much reading time in last month. Fingers crossed that April is more productive bibliographically!

Total: three (3) books [completed]

📚🤞🏻👀
#LLreads2019

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! I read Becoming too, and it took longer than I thought I would to read. It's not really a book one devours. 💖📖 6mo
lauren.lerner Autobiographies are always hard for me for some reason and always have been. Add that to the fact that it‘s really not a book you devour (so well put, thank you!!), Becoming took me significantly longer than expected, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego, but I loved it nonetheless!! 6mo
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Kristy_K
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Favorite reads this month were Year of Yes, The Boy on the Wooden Box, and of course my reread of HP and the Deathly Hallows. Onward to April. I have a feeling it‘ll be a great month!

#stats #march

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22 books read in March! I am happy with that! Most of the books are part of some series, so I guess I really enjoyed reading several of my fave authors! Most books were either good or great, just a few meh ones this time around 😌

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 📖💖 7mo
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#Marchmadnesschallenge

3 more hours to fill out tour brackets before you get locked out. If the link on the blog isn‘t working for you, send me an email jenlane3[at]yahoo[dot]com and I will email you a different link.

Instructions and link to book bracket are here: https://thereadersroom.org/book-march-madness-2019/

Avanders 👋🏽 ♥️ 7mo
Sweettartlaura When does the reading period end? I don‘t see that in the link. Thanks! 6mo
JenP May 15. Sorry will update on the blog tomorrow 6mo
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Kalalalatja Hi Jen, hope everything is well with you! Where do we post our final score for the challenge? ☺️ 5mo
Cinfhen Hey Jen!!! Just thinking of you this morning. Hope you‘re well❤️ 1mo
vivastory Hi Jen, I hope everything is going well for you and your family. Hope to see you again on Litsy. 2w
BarbaraBB Hi Jen, still missing you here on Litsy 💚 4h
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#Marchmadnesschallenge

Brackets have been posted. If you want to play for prizes, make sure you fill out your basketball bracket on CBS sports. All teams are paired with books. Full instructions:

https://thereadersroom.org/book-march-madness-2019/

Kalalalatja Let the planning begin! @BarbaraBB are you playing again? 😄 7mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes, I am! You too?🙌 7mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB yes! Just finished my bracket and put a lot of books on hold at the library 👍 7mo
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BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja For me there are not so many books that I‘d like to read. Or I‘vr read them already. 🤨 7mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB that‘s too bad! I haven‘t read that many new releases the last year, so most of them are on my tbr list, so hopefully I can get to some of them 🤞 7mo
JenP @BarbaraBB remember you can alsways sub out a book if you‘ve read it 7mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I had that last year, that‘s great! And you‘re right Jen, I‘m going to find some good ones for the ones I‘ve read. And my winner I definitely want to read! 7mo
jhod I can't see where the books are that are matched to the teams? Am sure I'm being stupid... I've filled my bracket out though! 7mo
jhod Ignore me - have found it! 7mo
sprainedbrain I asked on the blog, but does anyone know: when does the reading period end? I‘ve got several on hold at the library, but depending on the end of the reading period I may need look for other copies! 7mo
JenP @jhod great! 7mo
JenP @sprainedbrain let me get back to you. I think end of April. 7mo
sprainedbrain @JenP ok thank you! Should I ask about subs here or on the blog? I have two that I have read and will need to sub for (if the teams do as well as I hope). 😃 7mo
JenP @sprainedbrain either place. I was having trouble logging Into Wordpress yesterday so saw your question but couldn‘t respond 7mo
sprainedbrain @JenP No worries! I would like to use this book as a sub for Circe (I‘ve read both of Madeline Miller‘s books). I‘ve read that it‘s similar to Circe, and it‘s about the same length. Is it ok? 7mo
sprainedbrain Also, I‘ve read Children of Blood and Bone and would like to sub this one if I can: 7mo
Shadowfat @JenP I couldn't get the link to the bracket on CBS to work, it said it was expired :( 7mo
JenP Send me an email with your email let address for challenge and I will email you a link. Jenlane3[at]yahoo[dot]com @Shadowfat (edited) 7mo
JenP @sprainedbrain those are both fine (edited) 7mo
JenP @Shadowfat I resent email to your gmail address. Check and see if that works 7mo
Shadowfat Thanks for sending the link again, it worked and I was able to sign up. 7mo
hes7 Would it be possible to substitute The Astonishing Color of After with Saints and Misfits and Children of Blood and Bone with The Belles? 7mo
sprainedbrain Ok thanks! one more (I think): could I substitute this one for I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark, since I‘ve read it? 7mo
sprainedbrain Sorry if this has already been asked: Spring by Ali Smith is the book that goes with Duke, but it‘s not released until 4/30, which is when the reading period ends. Do we get extra time for that one? 😬 7mo
JenP @hes7 yes 7mo
JenP @sprainedbrain I will extend reading period until May 15 7mo
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#Marchmadness

Okay, life has been insane but yes, I am alive and trying to put this together last minute due to many requests that we do this again. I will be posting full instructions on the blog by end of day. But for now...

Submit your book nominations today in comment section. Book must have been published march 2018- march 2019.

Books will be added to book bracket which I will release tomorrow. Then everyone who wants to play can sign up!

Kalalalatja Glad to see you back! 🙌 7mo
JenP @Kalalalatja thanks! I will try to do a bit better now that I‘m back reading again. I‘ve missed all of you 7mo
BookwormM Yay glad you‘re back I have been lonely 👍😃 7mo
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Kalalalatja And I would like to nominate this 7mo
jhod Yay! Good to see you back. I nominate 7mo
merelybookish Hey! Welcome back! I say 7mo
JenP @merelybookish thanks! 7mo
JenP @jhod thanks! 7mo
JenP @Kalalalatja great! 7mo
JenP @BookwormM I have been a bad, bad blogger 😭 I am eternally grateful to you for keeping things running 7mo
BarbaraBB Wow, there you are 💕So happy you‘re back. I hope your life is a bit quieter now! Thanks for organizing!! I‘d like to nominate 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen she‘s back! 🙌 7mo
Cinfhen Hi, Jen!!!! I‘m not going to participate but I‘m so glad you‘re back😘😘 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag @BarbaraBB 😃🙌🏻💚 7mo
Liz_M Welcome back! ☺ 7mo
sprainedbrain So excited! I nominated on the blog post. 😃 7mo
CafeMom Good to see you again. I have missed you over at Goodreads. 7mo
KatieB Soooooo excited to do this again! 7mo
Sweettartlaura Let‘s see if I can get any further this time 🤗. Not sure how many books you have altogether, so I‘m gonna nominate a couple - use what you like 💁🏻‍♀️ 7mo
Simona Welcome back❣️ 7mo
batsy Nice to see you back! 🌻 7mo
JenP @Cinfhen thanks! And nominate a book anyway. You can still win a prize if your book wins 7mo
JenP @KatieB nominate another. That one has been picked already! 7mo
JenP @Sweettartlaura you can only nominate one since the person who nominated the winning book gets a prize 7mo
JenP @Sweettartlaura so let me know which of your choices you prefer 7mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m gonna list a few books and u can choose whichever u like. Thanks,Jen 💋 7mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Are you in?! 7mo
JenP @Sweettartlaura sorry, I didn‘t get your response in time so I selected at random 7mo
JenP @Cinfhen sorry, didn‘t see in time. But I will put you down for becoming since I added that one to fill and you mentioned it 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Jen ❤️ 7mo
Sweettartlaura No problem, @JenP - thanks 🙏🏻 7mo
emilyhaldi Ugh @BarbaraBB I wish 😭 I‘ve been traveling for work with no time to read or even look at the March madness bracket!!! Im going to miss it this time around. I‘ll have to live vicariously through you!! 😉 7mo
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Pricel101 Looking forward to your reviews! 📚 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm And there‘s a blue theme! 👏 7mo
vkois88 I loved the Etiquette & Espionage series! 7mo
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BooknerdsLife I have most of the same books on my TBR too 🤗 7mo
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Repost for @Lizpixie :
It‘s my Birthday Month! Follow along with @Cinfhen & @Lizpixie with some classic tunes from the decade that style forgot. Hitch up those flared jeans, strap on your platform shoes & hitch a ride with some of the best music ever made. Interpretation is up to you! So channel your inner flower child & sing along. Spotify playlist is https://spoti.fi/2U8oEiP

#MarchIntoThe70s✌️

LitsyHappenings Adding @Cinfhen ‘s comments for posterity 😉: 🤘🏼🎶☮️Hitch up those flared jeans, strap on your platform shoes & thumb a ride with some of the best music ever made. Interpretation is up to you! So channel your inner flower child & sing along. Spotify playlist is https://spoti.fi/2U8oEiP
Don‘t be a Chump! Catch You on the Flip Side! Cool beans! Can‘t wait to see your groovy posts😎
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @LitsyHappenings you‘re so swell 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 8mo
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@Lizpixie is spinning some far out tunes #MarchIntoThe70s starts this Friday🤘🏼🎶☮️Hitch up those flared jeans, strap on your platform shoes & thumb a ride with some of the best music ever made. Interpretation is up to you! So channel your inner flower child & sing along. Spotify playlist is https://spoti.fi/2U8oEiP
Don‘t be a Chump! Catch You on the Flip Side! Cool beans! Can‘t wait to see your groovy posts😎

Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings 8mo
BarbaraBB Niiice! I promise I‘ll be a better player next month again 😇! About the tag you used above this post, I don‘t think there will be a March Madness challenge this year since @JenP has been so busy with work and life, or have you heard differently? 😘 8mo
Klou Awesome!!!! 🎉 I've enjoyed this month's TimbitTunes. Is it the same thing @Cinfhen ?? ... And I haven't done today's song. Sorry. I tried but couldn't come up with anything. 8mo
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julesG Okay. Took a break in February, but I'll be back in March! 8mo
TK421 That is a fantastic playlist! 8mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻😊 8mo
Melissa_J Awesome! I‘ll play 😊 8mo
CrowCAH Woohoo sounds like some groovy fun! ✌🏻 8mo
Lizpixie Can you dig it? Peace man✌️☮️🍒🌈🌼🕺🏻 8mo
Leftcoastzen Looks groovy baby! ✌🏻 8mo
LibrarianJen This looks like so much fun! I can‘t wait to see what people come up with!!! 8mo
Cinfhen This playlist is solid!!!! So glad to know you‘re all back in the game @Leftcoastzen @LibrarianJen @CrowCAH @Melissa_J @TrishB @TK421 @julesG @Klou @BarbaraBB 🌷🌼🌹🌻🌸Feel free to join in whenever the mood strikes🎶❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s been months since I last heard from @JenP 😢😢😢 @BarbaraBB I might still have her email. I do hope she‘s ok❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen @Klou This challenge works just like #TimbitTunes but in March instead of Canadian artists it‘s songs from the 1970s #Marchintothe70s and instead of @TheKidUpstairs the lovely and outgoing @Lizpixie is my cohost!!! (edited) 8mo
Klou @Cinfhen Aah okay. That's great. Thank you. I'm looking forward to it!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Excited you‘re joining us @Klou 🤘🏽 8mo
Klou @Cinfhen ❤🤘😘 8mo
writerlibrarian @Cinfhen this is going to be so much fun. 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻💕💕 8mo
emilyhaldi Ugh this looks fun!!!! Going to try and participate as much as I can 8mo
gradcat Hiya @Cinfhen Question: Is this in place of #timbuttunes? Or in addition? Just can‘t find a #timbittunes for March.... 8mo
Cinfhen Hi @gradcat !!!! Every month I cohost a music inspired challenge with another Litten. February was with @TheKidUpstairs now in March it‘s @Lizpixie 😎Every month the hashtag changes to reflect the “theme” ☮️ Hope you‘ll join us for this month‘s challenge 💓 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m really excited for this moth @Klou @writerlibrarian @emilyhaldi the music is some of my favorites 💟💟💟💟💟 8mo
Klou @Cinfhen I've heard a few of these songs but not many. I'm looking forward to listening to the playlist throughout this month! 💟 8mo
Cinfhen Uh oh @Lizpixie I think we‘re showing our age 😜 @klou never heard of most of these songs 😱she must be YOUNG 😂😂😂 8mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen that‘s coz we are old lovely! I‘m happy to share all the great music with the young uns.👵🏻 8mo
Klou @Cinfhen 😂😂😂😂 @Lizpixie I'm happy to listen to all the great music!🎶 8mo
Klou I've heard 10 of the 31 songs before I think. 8mo
Cinfhen Yay @Klou Hope you discover some new music this month 😉😎🥳🤩🎶 8mo
Klou @Cinfhen thanks!! I'm sure I will 😊 8mo
Lizpixie Always love to see more people appreciate the greats!🎵 8mo
gradcat Going to try to get every day done...thanks for explaining it all to me—you‘re the best! 🥰 8mo
SilversReviews This looks like fun....love the photo. I‘ll join in when I can....thank you. 7mo
Cinfhen Yay!! It‘s a really great playlist @SilversReviews join in whenever xx we‘d love to see your 70s jive 😎☮️ 7mo
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#Marchmadnesschallenge

Today is the final day of reading. Make sure you submit your final scores on the blog page so I can award prizes. The challenge page has a link to the scorecard to help you calculate your final score.

I will start compiling rankings tomorrow am so all reviews and scores need to be completed by midnight EST

https://thereadersroom.org/march-madness-2018/

Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi have you seen this? 😊 1y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes, I have sent @JenP my winning score 😉😂😂 1y
emilyhaldi I suppose I will submit mine just for the fun of seeing where I land 😜 1y
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Finally totaled up my March stats! 18 books, 5056 pages, 10 new to me authors, 3 previously read authors, 6 physical books, 12 ebooks, 5 five Star, 6 four star, 4 three star, and 3 two star.

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March was an entirely more successful month than February: longer month? I wasn‘t sick? I didn‘t go out of town? Don‘t know. I read some really chunky books tho: The Fireman is over 600 pages, Illuminae is ~ 600 (recommend audio at the same time), and Smoke Thieves over 500.
*10 books, incl 6 ARCs, 3 group reads, and have 2 books on the go.
*1st Blog Tour Post: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com
*Went to Comic Com and two signings!

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Andrew65 A great month!👏 (edited) 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Excellent month!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
Eggs Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻 Loved Music Shop ❤️ 2y
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#marchmadnesschallenge

These are the final books. Which ones did you pick to win? Villanova/beartown is the only book/team I have in the final four.

Hooked_on_books Hunger and Sing are my final two books, so I‘ll be cheering for them today! 2y
emilyhaldi Kansas is the only hope I have left!! 🙏🏻🤞🏻 2y
Kalalalatja I‘m really, really hoping Kansas wins 🤞🤞 2y
RebelReader I‘m rooting for Michigan to win the whole enchilada! All my boards are kaput anyway! (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB None of them... 😬😉 2y
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 1/1; fifth and FINAL round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

Since the library still has to tally votes for the final four and then vote on the final matchup, the winner, as voted by the library, will not be announced till 4/10/18.

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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 2/2; fourth round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 1/2; fourth round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

JoScho Oh I loved both of these but just for its message and impact I would say THUG. 2y
hes7 1 2y
mrp27 1 2y
CrowCAH Thank you for voting!!! @JoScho @hes7 @mrp27 2y
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#LMMBNYABO17

As the books keep getting eliminated, we on Litsy only have one of four books, which could potentially be the winner, as the #SHPL youth have voted. (See their choices in red under the books we‘ve voted for.)

I hope “One of Us is Lying” makes it to the next round; then we‘ll have a real chance at winning!

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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 4/4; third round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 3/4; third round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

jwashreads 2! And then tell me how it is... 2y
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ferskner 26! It's wonderful and won the Printz this year. 2y
mrp27 26 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 2/4; third round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 1/4; third round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

jwashreads NUMBER 1 NUMBER 1!!! 2y
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mrp27 1 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

We only have three potential books to make it to the winners circle!

The red numbers are the books #SHPL deemed worthy to pass on to the next round.

Starting tomorrow, I‘ll start posting the Elite Eight, for all to vote on.

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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 8/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 7/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

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Very affordable #bookswap here‘s the deal your only allowed to send ONE book. That‘s it! If interested head over to @MyBookSwapClub for sign up #marchmystery

MyBookSwapClub Thank you for sharing! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 6/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

mrp27 26 2y
CrowCAH @mrp27 thanks for voting! 2y
hes7 10 2y
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#MarchMadnessChallenge
So many upsets that I can‘t keep up. I‘ll be updating the brackets with winners from each round in the next few hours.

How is your bracket doing? How many of your final four teams are still in it?

emilyhaldi This is painful!!! I still have 3 teams in the final four which is a miracle considering how many upsets are in my bracket!!! 😅 2y
MoMogrl I think I still have three, but my national champ is out. 2y
RebelReader My brackets are busted so now I‘m hoping Gonzaga wins the whole thing because no one in my money pools picked them to win so it would give my board a chance to be in the money! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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RebelReader Or UMBC could win it all! That would actually be awesome! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Hooked_on_books Three of my final four are still in along with both teams in my final game. The rest of my bracket is a disaster area. 2y
Cinfhen Oy!!!!! It‘s a bloody mess 😫😩😫 2y
Kalalalatja Two of my final four are out, and one of them I had picked to be in the final as well. But my overall winner is still with us 👏🤞 2y
jhod 3 of my 4 are out along with my champion 😢 is there any point carrying on?! I agree with @Cinfhen ! 2y
JenP @jhod ouch 2y
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 5/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

BookishMe 15 2y
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mrp27 15 2y
hes7 15 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 4/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

mrp27 12 2y
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BookGeek 5, definitely #5 2y
hes7 12 2y
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#MarchMadnessChallenge
Here are the books from my bracket that I own, picked to move and, and did move on. I picked a total of 30 correct which isn‘t so great especially since I had Virginia in my final game. Now it‘s all down to Nova.

Which book should I start with? Behold the Dreamers is a sub for Stay With Me which I already read.

Reviewsbylola What an amazing stack. You should just close your eyes and pick. I don‘t think you can go wrong! 2y
WanderingBookaneer I devoured in two sittings, but only because I started it in the morning and had to go to work. 2y
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Cupofjo Virginia has a lot of ppl upset! Lol! I‘m with @WanderingBookaneer and say Beartown (for me it had a slow beginning; but you‘ll get through it before you know it and be properly hooked!) 2y
tjwill #Furies is amazing, but you probably won‘t want to rush through it. It is a faster read than it looks, but I also wanted to stop to think or laugh or cry about several parts too. 2y
emilyhaldi @Cupofjo glad to hear you say Beartown had a slow beginning bc I‘m 50 pages in and having a hard time... but I‘m going to stick with it! 2y
Rcoco Beautiful stack.... 2y
Cupofjo @emilyhaldi it will be worth it! it‘s a great book and I highly recommend it.. but also not my favorite of his 2y
JenP @WanderingBookaneer I‘m going to read that one (Beartown) next! Thanks (edited) 2y
JenP @Cupofjo Thanks, I‘m going to go with that next! 2y
Cinfhen So many great choices.... 2y
Cupofjo @JenP yay!! 2y
britt_brooke @Cupofjo @emilyhaldi It took me about 100 pages to get into Beartown but I ended up loving it! 2y
JenP @britt_brooke @Cupofjo @emilyhaldi I am liking it but it did take me a while (also about 100 pages) to really get into it 2y
britt_brooke @JenP Oh good! Once you get past that point, it really picks up. Happy you‘re enjoying it! 2y
Cupofjo @JenP I had forgotten how many pages in before it hooked me, but so glad to hear you‘re enjoying it! 2y
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JenP
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#MarchMadnesschallenge
You all need to be watching this game now. Major bracket buster and never before event might happen

JenP OMG!!!! 2y
Megabooks 😱😱💪🏻👍🏻🏀 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 3/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

hes7 13 2y
CrowCAH @hes7 thanks for voting!!! 2y
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GripLitGrl
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For those of you on Twitter the NYPL has a Literary March Madness Bracket. How fun is that? I'm participating! Thought I'd share the link with you all so you can participate also:
www.nypl.org/blog/2018/03/15/literary-march-madness-2018?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral

rachelk How fun!! Thanks for posting! 2y
GripLitGrl Yes defiantly fun your welcome @rachelk 😁 2y
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RebelReader
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My sister and I love March Madness! Here‘s one of our margaritas made with tequila my sister brought back from Mexico. So yummy! Don‘t judge! It‘s 5 o‘clock somewhere! 🤣🤣

PS. One of my boards is still perfect! 👏🏻👍🏻

bobregina Here in Portugal is 10pm, so totally fine 😹 2y
Cailey_Mac Omg that looks amazing😩❤️ 2y
Bklover I love March Madness! 2y
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CocoReads In a very un-Hoosier kind of way, I‘m not much into basketball but may the odds be ever in your favor in regards to your bracket! BTW, your Margarita looks delish! 2y
Thndrstd Cheers! 2y
mom2bugnbee Watching March Madness here as well! Good luck with your bracket! 2y
RebelReader @CocoReads @mom2bugnbee Thanks I just like to have teams to cheer for;however, I was in the money last year. I got 3rd in our pool. Won $63! 2y
CocoReads Nice! My sister and her hub are in the same pool and she‘s beat him the last 3 years running. 😂😂 2y
RebelReader @Bklover I don‘t know why I can‘t wait to be in heart failure several times a day, but I do and I love basketball! 😍 2y
kylienoele No judgement, only jealousy 😉 Enjoy!! 2y
JenaJenkins Cheers! 2y
GarthRanzz My one weakness when it comes to having a drink. It sounds yummy! 2y
tammysue Looks great! Enjoy one for me! :) 2y
Anna40 😁👍 2y
Redwritinghood I love margaritas! That looks yummy. 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 2/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

mrp27 25 2y
hes7 25 2y
CrowCAH Thanks for voting! @mrp27 @hes7 2y
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JenP
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#marchmadnesschallenge

Participants I‘ve updated a scorecard you can use for tracking your reading points. Your total score will be your prediction score (tracked automatically on the CBS site) + Reading score. The list above is for your reading points. Scorecard with instructions is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VvBLYrU01LdTEUdv0iCHLnIdXjNTpWNeMvcemeA97UA/...

JenP @Sweettartlaura follow the link to scoring! 2y
Sweettartlaura I think I got it 🙌🏻. Thanks! 2y
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Kalalalatja Hi Jen, just realised you forgot to put in how many points ypu get for “2 games won” in the score card above. Should we just follow the score card in the scoring dokument? 2y
JenP @Kalalalatja oops, yes follow the score card that is linked above but tomorrow I will also correct the image 2y
jhod So there's no point reading books that have lost their first game? 2y
jhod I've worked out the answer to my question - ignore me! 2y
JenP @jhod 👍 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 1/8; second round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

DivaDiane No. 17 2y
Tamra 17 2y
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mrp27 Oh boy, this is a hard choice but I'm going with 17 2y
hes7 1 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Round one is done and we haven‘t fared so well. We only have six books, in round two, which could “win” it for us.

I have written in the books we voted for and next to some of them there‘s a red number. That means the library #SHPL has moved on other books to the next round.

Keep voting and we‘ll see if the Littens will be victorious!

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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 16/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

hes7 6 2y
CrowCAH @hes7 thanks for voting!!! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 15/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

hes7 22 2y
CrowCAH @hes7 thanks for voting! 2y
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JenP
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#MarchMadnessChallenge participants - brackets close March 15 so make sure you sign up and fill out your brackets ASAP or you will get locked out.

UPDATE: you may begin reading as soon as you have submitted your bracket!!

For instructions go here: https://thereadersroom.org/2018/03/11/brackets-are-now-live-for-march-book-madne...

JenP @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Chili @RebelReader @Hooked_on_books @jhod @sprainedbrain @tstan @BookwormM trying to tag everyone so you can see they update for start time. Please tag anyone else who is missing 2y
Kalalalatja So I can start now? That‘s awesome, because I already have a few audiobooks ready from the library 😄😄 2y
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JenP @Kalalalatja yes. I see your submission in CBS so you are all set 2y
Cinfhen I‘m having WiFi issues and I‘m not able to properly download and see all the info...hope to get to my brackets this evening/ tomorrow 😬😬😬 2y
JenP @Cinfhen let me know if you need help. I can submit your bracket by entering it manually on the CBS site (I think) 2y
Cinfhen Thanks so much, I‘ll keep u updated♥️ 2y
MoMogrl I'm probably going to do this. I will try to submit my bracket tonight 2y
sprainedbrain I‘m going to get mine figured out tonight. I have been dragging my feet in figuring out my subs. 😳 2y
emilyhaldi Awesome, thanks for the update! 😄 2y
JenP @MoMogrl awesome. Let me know if you have any questions or need help with it. 2y
MoMogrl @JenP I think I understand how it works. Combines my favorite sport and one of my favorite hobbies. Just submitted my bracket. 2y
Cinfhen Submitted my bracket but have no idea what books correlate with the teams...still having trouble with internet...should make for a fun #Marchmadness 😁💕🤞🏼 2y
JenP @Cinfhen ha ha, well I hope they are good books! 2y
BarbaraBB I did submit my bracket but am not sure if I did in the readers room pool... can you see my bracket in there?! 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB let me take a look. I‘ll get back to you 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB I don‘t see it there. I see your name but next to your name there is not indication of a bracket. Want to try again? 2y
BarbaraBB Yes, thanks, I will! 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB if that doesn‘t work, send me your bracket and I‘ll enter it in manually for you. 2y
BarbaraBB @JenP Sorry to bother you again. I think I managed, could you check again? Thank you so much! 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB yes, I see it. You are all set! 2y
BarbaraBB Yay! Now I‘m going to see what books I voted for 😂😉. Thanks for helping out! 💜 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB I have to do the same bc I can‘t remember what book went with the teams I picked (with the exception of the winner) 2y
BarbaraBB @JenP I didn‘t even know what my winning book would be aforehand. Turns out it is the tagged: YA 😬😉 2y
Cinfhen How crazzzy, the team I chose to win is paired with the book I nominated and I totally had no idea!!! I‘m going to substitute American Marriage with another book by same author since I already read American Marriage....most of the books I already read😬so I have lots of subbing...I‘ll run them all by you if you‘d like.... 2y
JenP @Cinfhen no need. I trust you to make suitable subs 2y
JenP @Cinfhen and how lucky! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for your vote of confidence 💗 2y
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Matchup 14/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

hes7 19 2y
CrowCAH Thank you for voting!!! @miralunasbooknook @hes7 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 13/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

hes7 30 2y
CrowCAH @hes7 thank you for voting! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 12/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

mrp27 26 2y
CrowCAH Thanks for voting!!! @Tiffy_Reads @mrp27 2y
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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 11/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

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CrowCAH
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#LMMBNYABO17

Matchup 10/16; first round

In the comments, below, vote 🗳 for the number/book you want to see move on to the next round.

The goal is to see if we can guess which YA book will be the winner after five rounds. Hosted by #SHPL.

mrp27 15 2y
hes7 15 2y
CrowCAH Thank you for voting!!! @Tiffy_Reads @mrp27 @hes7 2y
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @Jess7 :
Thanks @Purrfectpages for this collage. This is a reminder that the March edition of the #ReadingResolutions 📷 challenge begins tomorrow! I‘m looking forward to seeing all of your #MarchTBR posts! 📚 #ReadingResolutions |

#EmojiMadness #quotsymarch18 #ReadingResolutions #HappinessisResistance | #PhotoChallenges #MarchChallenges #Challenge #LitsyChallenge #PhotoChallenge #MarchPhotoChallenge #MarchPhotoChallenges