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Readopolis
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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From award-winning writer Bertrand Laverdure comes Readopolis, a novel translated by Oana Avasilichioaei. It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal. He's bored with all the wannabe writers who are determined to leave a trace of their passage on earth with their feeble attempts at literary arts. Obsessed by literature and its future (or lack thereof), he reads everything he can in order to translate reality into the literary delirium that is Readopolis--a world imagined out of Chicago and Montreal, with few inhabitants, a convenience store, a parrot, and all kinds of dialogues running amok: cinematic, epistolary, theatrical, and Socratic. In the pages of Readopolis, Laverdure playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Funny and sardonic, whimsical and tragic, this postmodern novel with touches of David Foster Wallace and Raymond Queneau portrays the global village of readers that the Internet created, even before the 2.0 revolution. Praise for Lectod�me "Brilliant, playful, perfectly convincing, Lectod�me has everything to place Laverdure in the ranks of the 'sickest literary greats.'" --Le Devoir "An intensely unapologetic hybrid work--zigzagging between a story within a story, epistolary novel, screenplay, and more--Lectod�me is delightfully intelligent and fantastical." --Voir
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Whatannareads
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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Ok so I know it‘s Thursday but I saw this and had to have a go! *tags will be at random*
1. My mood + trying to read up my TBR
2. I can read on trains/planes ✈️ not on busses 🚌 🤢
3. Crafting (I‘ll use audible then) work, husband and bookslumps
4. Various black and herbal teas biscuits/cake

@Eggs @jacob.davis @Faibka @A_bookworms_nook @Aacpl

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🤗👏🏻📚 2mo
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JazzFeathers
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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#24B4Monday
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Well, I'll be on holiday on that weekend, l'm behind with my challenges and #NetGalley reading, in short it's the ideal moment for joining.

I'll tell the truth, l'm not very good at readathons, but this time l want to make an extraeffort.
Let's see 😆

TheReadingMermaid You got this girl. If nothing else shoot for double digits. Start off slow, then increase your goal. That is the best way to do it 😉 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop woop! We're playing a new game this month to be entered in a drawing for a free book! Please check out my page for more details 😉 3mo
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MyBookSwapClub
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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For me, this is pretty much audiobook in my car or house 🙂

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Nessavamusic
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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17 Books read!
6 Audiobooks
2 Non fiction
1 ARC
2 DNF not shown
4993 Pages read
Favorites: Becoming, Of Blood and Bone
Least Favorite: Brooklyn
Good month thanks to vacation, read-a-thons and snow days!
#januaryreads #winterreads

Reviewsbylola Great month! 🙌🏻 6mo
JennyM Well done...great month! 6mo
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allthingskayla
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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I‘m a little over 12 hours into the #24in48 and #24b4monday readathon. It‘s going for 9 PM here and I‘m going to push to stay up until 1 or 2 AM to get more reading done. Maybe I will get another book finished before bed or get close to finishing another book. We will see. How is everyone doing in the readathon?

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Mandigolightly
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Texreader Truth 6mo
CoffeeNBooks True story! 🤣 6mo
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Eyelit Yup! 📚📚📚📚📚📚😂 6mo
AnansiGirl #neverendingtbr 📚📚📚📚 6mo
mreads So true 😁 6mo
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PatriciaU
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I‘ve run a reading challenge for staff in my library system for the last few years and thought I‘d share what we‘re doing this year. READO is a riff on BINGO where participants get a READO and become eligible for a monthly $25 gift drawing. So far, we‘ve done boards for Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors, World Literature, Reading Experiences & Mystery & Suspense Authors.

gossamerchild What a great idea! Do you get a lot of participants? 6mo
PatriciaU @gossamerchild there have been around 50 regular participants over the last couple years. We‘ve done A to Z challenges, and others similar to the PopSugar lists. 6mo
gossamerchild @PatriciaU that's so cool 🤩🤩. I'm very curious as to how you implement something like this 6mo
PatriciaU @gossamerchild We‘ve used a Goodreads group for the last few years. The challenge gets posted there and people check in by adding the books they complete to the bookshelf. I keep track of monthly participation and do the drawing, which is for a $25 gift card to Amazon or B&N. For READO, participants can post on Goodreads or send me an email, text, etc. to let me know they‘ve got a READO and to be entered into the monthly drawing. 6mo
gossamerchild @PatriciaU so fun! I'd totally steal this idea if I thought I could get our staff to participate 🤣🤣 6mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I completely lost track of time on #24b42019 but am thrilled with my reading this long weekend- finished 5 books and ready for a prolific year of reading in 2019. Thanks @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65

Pictured: my favorite reading spot

Crazeedi I love your reading nook! 6mo
Andrew65 5 books finished is superb. Thanks for playing along. 🥳😊🙌👏👍 6mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Yeeeeesssss!!! Love it! @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Yey! Great to have you with us and thanks for reposting. 😊👍😍 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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#Readathon

My Bingo card. Got two lines and that‘s as good as it‘ll get. I‘m not on goodreads and not reading anything spooky this weekend. I‘m pretty happy with this.

Going on 11th hour of reading. Planning to put in 12 total before going to bed. That may be it for me for the official readathon, but I‘ll be reading more this weekend.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder 👏👏👏 I'll be happy if I can finish one book and maybe clock 6 hours. 9mo
Caterina We should make a Litsy bingo card for the next readathon! I also don't use Goodreads. You did a fantastic job on this bingo card nonetheless! 👏 9mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Just signed up! I‘m not really going for 24-hours, but hoping to knock out some of my TBR with all of you this weekend!!!

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TheReadingMermaid
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Usually it takes me a day or two to get through a good-sized book.
What about you guys? 😃

Geeklet Maybe two or three days. I tend to take more time to read nonfiction. I can get through thrillers pretty quickly. 9mo
Lel2403 2 days approx 9mo
Samplergal Two days. Depending on the difficulty of the book obviously. 9mo
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CrinolineDream If it‘s a book I really like, two to three days depending on length. 9mo
Ingerella I wish I was that fast of a reader. I fall asleep because my reading time tends to be right before bed. For me it's 2-3 weeks. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 3 days to a week depending on my work schedule... 9mo
eanderson Depends... if the story is rolling I can do 2-3 days if not about a week. 9mo
teebe It depends on how interested I am. I can finish a decent sized book in one night if I‘m absorbed. Average is usually about 3 days. But I can take months if I‘m hating a book. 9mo
Beckys_Books @ingerella me, too! We are the Litsy slow pokes. 9mo
TheReadingMermaid @Beckys_Books @Ingerella nothing wrong with that girls 🤗 9mo
Elma 3-5 days, sometimes longer if I have a lot going on. 9mo
CouronneDhiver I have no idea... I‘m always reading multiples. 9mo
Jilly6183 I average 1.5-2 books a month. I get to read for 25 minutes twice a day on the train and I'm a slow reader. Plus my job involves a lot of research, reading, and writing (and long hours) so by the time I get home, I tend to be drawn to ease of TV entertainment over books. But on vacation I can usually tackle 2 books in a week! 9mo
inthegreensandblues A couple of days to a week depending on how busy I am and how engaged I am in the book. I'm a slow reader so if I manage to finish one within 24 hrs, it must have been really fast paced and I had a lot of free hours! 9mo
Andrew65 It depends, if off work can finish an average book in a day or not much more. Usually finish at least 5 or 6 a when then. During term time tend to finish around three a week. A 400 page book depending on the size of print and style of book will take me around 8 hours of reading time. 9mo
zzz Usually not more than a week 9mo
jb72 I can finish an average 400 page book in two days. I really need to up my reading. 9mo
jessinikkip It depends on a lot. How big is the book? Am I free all day or do I have errands or work? Is it a physical book or Kindle? How into it am I? On a day I am off, with a physical book that I am into? I can kill a 500 page book day one 9mo
LapReader Around a month. 9mo
Ingerella @Beckys_Books I don't mind being a Litsy slowpoke. I've still more than doubled the number of books I read all last year because of Litsy! 9mo
Beachesnbooks It varies a lot for me! Usually I tend to start a few at once and then finish a few around the same time about a week later. 9mo
RenePenn It varies depending on what all is going on. I have been out of work 3 days because of hurricane Michael, but haven‘t had time to read more than a few pages! But average is about 10 days. 9mo
SleepyDragon 1-2 weeks for an average size book (around 300 pgs) depending on the subject matter, the prose, and the level of distraction around me. One sitting books are 2+ sittings for me. 9mo
CassiM Depends, if it's fiction and keeps my attention a day, two tops if it's over 500 pages. If it's nonfiction and in my area of interest depends on the size, but figure about 100 pages per day. I read fiction and nonfiction differently - fiction by sentences/paragraphs and non word for word. 9mo
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TheRomantiCate
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Samplergal Yay!! You can do it! 11mo
TheRomantiCate @Samplergal thank you!! I have two books due next week and I need to knock them out this weekend! 11mo
TheRomantiCate @Samplergal does it start tomorrow? 11mo
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Samplergal @TheRomantiCate it does. Whenever you want. The Litsy Police 👮‍♀️ aren‘t on duty this weekend! 11mo
TheRomantiCate @Samplergal hehe okie dokie 🤩🤩 11mo
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TheSpineView
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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@nu-bibliophile #onlyreadersunderstand

1. Several at once. I usually have a physical book, an audio book and an ebook going at the same time.
2. Images
3. Depends. If the writing is descriptive I feel like I am in the story.
4. It would be my grand kids. For my grandson it would be any book with dragons and my granddaughter is all about horses.

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TheSpineView
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Found these cute buttons at a gift shop downtown yesterday. Could not resist. I have no willpower when it comes to anything bookish. In my defense, they were $1 each. 😋

Stacy_31 Cool pins! I have a shirt with “the book was better,” and I always get compliments on it. 👍🏼 12mo
TheSpineView @Stacy_31 I have seen the short before. I need to buy it.😊 12mo
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CocoReads
Readopolis | Bertrand Laverdure
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Join @Samplergal and other Littens this weekend for a #13inThree readathon! 13 hours of reading in Three days. Starts Friday night. Join us, you know you want to!

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 30: My #AprilStats - I think I read more last month - April is quite certainly super hectic in my university.

britt_brooke Nice!! 1y
GatheringBooks @britt_brooke thank you! 😘🤗😍 1y
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Kshakal
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Hell yeah!!! 🤓

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RebelReader
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#Readingfavourites

1. Print
2. Chair in my office in the winter. Anywhere outside when the weather is nice.
3. Any kind of finger food..chips, popcorn, nuts, Cheetos, chocolate!
4. Multiple for sure
5. Day, but I do like to read right before I go to sleep too.

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Velvetsun
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A couple of days late, but here are my stats for February. 😁📖💙

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Mollyanna
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A little bit of a late start to #24in48 but I think I‘ll still be able to make the full 24. Here is my TBR. Couple of short story books and book club books. I also have three novellas downloaded on #overdrive. How is everyone‘s reading going so far?

hes7 I just got started, too! 1y
Mollyanna Whew! Thought maybe I was the last to the party! Happy Reading! @hes7 1y
cathysaid I so jealous you get to start the Three Pines series! And Castillo is great, fast paced reading. 1y
Mollyanna Louise Penny is awesome. Still Life is actually a re-read for me, but I fell waaaaay behind in the series and am afraid I won‘t remember so I‘m restarting the series. Helps that it‘s for #whodunitthesequel. Good to know about Castillo. This is a book club selection, and I am admit to not knowing anything about the author. 1y
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Kshakal
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1. My couch or my bed
2. Bookmark
3. I try to stop at the end of the chapter or when there is a natural break in things
4. Yes, all the time
5. Tv more so than music
6. I am book monogamous
7. Everywhere... I never leave home without a book
8. Silently in my head unless I am teaching than it is out loud
9. Nope
10. Gasp!!! Keep it like new for sure!
11. Sometimes
12. @Little_Reader @Bookworm83

4thhouseontheleft I had the same answer for 1. 😃 1y
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BrainyHeroine
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1. My house is set up like a library, so literally anywhere lol.
2. Preferably a bookmark, but anything to avoid a dog ear!
3. I like to hit a "point" where either a chapter ends or there is a clear break.
4. Yes.
5. Yup, frequently tv. I just tune it out.
6. So many, too many at times.
7. Everywhere
8. In my head, sometimes out loud.
9. Yes
10. Like new! I even keep my books stacked tightly.
11. Yes.
12. @sammisho @LadyBrik @Kshakal @Faibka

SilversReviews Fun on your library house. 1y
Avanders ... I am very intrigued by this house-as-Library idea.... do you have pics anywhere? 1y
BrainyHeroine @Avanders Not of the recent redo. I'll take some and post them up if you'd like. 1y
Avanders I'd love it! 1y
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Eggs
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1. Bed with lots of pillows
2. Bookmarks
3. I stop only for basic necessities LOL
4. Drink water, tea, diet soda, coffee; but not all at once
5. I just really like regular old quietude
6. 1
7. Everywhere I'm able to unless societal conventions prohibit it...
8. Silent
9. Rarely
10. Gahh no breaking!
11. Only if there's going to be a quiz afterwards🤗 Had to do it so much in grad school-never want to again
12. I tag @Cathythoughts

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eanderson
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🤗🤗🤗 I am going to try to not plan anything for this one so I can hit the #24in48 goal!!! I have a stack of Walking Dead, short stories, and novellas I‘ve been saving for this. 👏👏👏

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Kshakal
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Love this!!💖

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collegecatlady
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Starting off my #24in48 with some food!

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CocoReads
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Join @Read.Em.And.Eat for a readathon this weekend!

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BookishJess
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Litsy, I cannot decide which of these books to read from the "Rory Gilmore" list for the #litsyreadingchallenge. What do you think? Which one should I go with?

LectricSheep I love both Emma and Frankenstein so much! Emma is the only Austen I've truly enjoyed-- it's so much fun. 2y
Notafraidofwords Gatsby ❤️ 2y
DGRachel Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite novel. 😍 2y
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CocoReads I think I'm going with Gatsby for mine as my kids keep telling me they can't believe I've never read it. (It's wasn't required in my school as it was in theirs). But I have read and loved The Shadow of the Wind! 2y
KarenUK Emma or Gatsby for me too 💕 2y
CrowCAH Emma by Austen! 2y
coffeenebula I enjoyed Galapagos and Wicked. 2y
Chab256 Emma or Gatsby... 2y
LeahBergen Jane Eyre! I did Austen's Sense and Sensibility for this part of the challenge. 😃 2y
queerbookreader Hit up Frankenstein! 2y
Texreader I'll go for Confederacy of Dunces. Only one I've read although Great Expectations is on my tbr list. 2y
GinEyre22 Jane Eyre! but then again, I maybe slightly bias 😆 2y
Laalaleighh Great expectations or The Shadow of the wind! 2y
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shawnmooney
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I am reasonably certain I would hate this, but others of you might be interested....?

LeahBergen 😂 2y
saresmoore You mean you're not interested in a painfully self-aware, magical surrealist, postmodern book about books?? 2y
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