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Bringing in the New Year
Bringing in the New Year | Grace Lin
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A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year, in a book that includes endnotes discussing the customs and traditions of the Chinese New Year.
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Wishing you all good luck, health, prosperity & time to read in The Year of The Tiger! Happy New Year! #lunarnewyear #yearofthetiger

AmyG Happy New Year! 🎊 10mo
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Wow! I was spoiled! See all these beautiful items? Love the books💕 There are items for pampering myself (bubble baths, socks), beauty (cosmetics), chocolates😋an amazing planner which I will use for #BooksSpinBingo and will write with those pens, Christmas‘s ornament that will be in my shelf all year, so pretty, a penguin van😍a reader travel mug😱and a beautiful card with a touch item inside awww! Thank you @guijsgirlread I‘m grateful🥰love it💕

candority Wow! Great package! 😍 Local Woman Missing was really good. Looks like there‘s a typo in @guinsgirlreads handle - tagging here just to make sure she sees your post! 11mo
guinsgirlreads @candority Thank you! This made me see it! 🤗 11mo
guinsgirlreads Glad you like! 💓 11mo
Gissy @candority Sorry for the typo @guinsgirlreads 11mo
guinsgirlreads @Gissy No problem!! 😊 11mo
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Happy New Year, kittens! January 1st is always my second favorite day of the year (after Daylight Savings in the fall when we turn the clocks back, because we get an extra hour to read.) I love starting a new reading spreadsheet and seeing how many books I can read for the year. I am wishing so hard that we all have an easier year this year. Now enough mushy stuff—it‘s time to read my first book of 2021! What is your first read of 2021? ❤️📚⭐️

melissajayne Needing something light. 2y
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

1. A job furlough for 7 months
2. Slow down and be thankful for the things you have: a roof over your head, family, friends, running water, electricity, heat, food, etc.
3. More, but not as much more as I thought I would
4. 🤷‍♀️ no idea. I still have to read lots of my TBR books!

Wanna play? @Cupcake12 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @kspenmoll @Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks for the tag, Katy! 2y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ✨🎆🍾🥳 2y
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#wintergames2020 #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious
Great read about Chinese New Year.

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Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧🐀This year we are talking to our son about Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries and communities. In China where he is from, and in Korea, to whence we are moving. 🧧🐀

AmyG Happy New Year! 3y
Cinfhen ❤️ 3y
SomedayAlmost Thanks! 3y
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Let‘s finish out the last little bit of January! We love seeing your awesome posts! 🎊😊🎉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This month has flown by!!! 3y
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#ReadInTheNewYearSwap @Lisa0223 your packages are arriving 8 and 9 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️❤️😷🤧
Hope you love them!!!!

Chrissyreadit ❤️🎉❤️🎉❤️ 3y
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I would have brought in the New Year, having read 💯 books; However, food poisoning made me hate all life and it did not happen. 😅

I hope everyone else had a fantastic New Year's celebration! Happy belated New Year's! 🥳

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1. Three biggies from the 2010‘s: I got married; saw the Grand Canyon; & said goodbye to my imperfect, fierce, rascal of a Grandma.

2. Continue to read more nonfiction & poetry. I‘m also thinking about ascribing a word to each day (so far, I have “enrobed” and “discomforted”). And I‘m hoping to make (& file) a decorative index card for each book that I read this year, a la @marleed .

3. Drink lots of water to combat my hangover? 😅

marleed Ohhh, I‘m honored! Hey, I was thinking of documenting a word from each book I read to add to my vocabulary. From my posted book today, my word is untoward. I just want to slip that into a conversation! 3y
monalyisha @marleed Some days, I think they‘ll come from life & some days from art (reading). While I have you: did you happen to make note of the brand of markers you use? 3y
marleed Ohh, I have one in my hand right now. Brand is Staedtler doubled-ended fiber tipped markers. I find I only use the thin side. I purchased at Office Depot. I just checked and amazon carries them - cheaper! 3y
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Crazeedi @marleed @monalyisha I love using unusual words and words that aren't used much. I love the looks I get, I've always done this. Also your index card idea is a great one! I have all kinds of markers, pens, pencils etc, I'm a pen/pencil/paper freak 3y
Crazeedi @monalyisha congrats and my sympathies, two extremes of emotions you had this year 3y
marleed @crazeedi Aren‘t office supplies the best!? I love that you keep words from the past alive. Please let me know if you can seamlessly fit untoward in a conversation in the next week or so! ...My reading word of 2019 was ostensibly because I notice it in writing so often but way less often in actual conversation. 3y
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There‘s 3 hours left in 2019 here, but I‘m not close to finishing anything else, so I‘m calling it a wrap! I‘m super excited to get over 300 books and flabbergasted by the page count. It‘s been an excellent reading year!

Texreader Congratulations!!! 3y
Lindy An excellent year of reading! 🥳🥳🥳 3y
Librariana You're phenomenal!! Outstanding reading 😊💜📚🎉 3y
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squirrelbrain Whoa, that‘s amazing! 📚📚📚 3y
Andrew65 Wow! Congratulations and Happy New Year. 3y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 3y
TheSpineView Nice!!😎 3y
vivastory Congratulations 🎉👏🤘📚 3y
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My plans??
Eating fried clams & a big potato 🥔
Toasting with a flute of Prosecco 🥂🍾
Reading Reading Reading 📖 📚 👓
Saying a quiet prayer for the new year 🙏🏼
Thank You, All for being my very good friends 👫👬👭

Lcsmcat Your evening sounds wonderful. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Happy New Year to you too!!💫 3y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 3y
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Part 2 of my top rated reads for the year.

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Part 1 of my top rated reads for the year.

LazyDays Great picks, I likeed AJ a lot. 3y
Schlinkles @Bookishthoughts I was amazed it took until now to read it. 3y
LazyDays Kind of one of those that slips under the radar. 3y
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December, and 2019, is almost over! Please join me and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks in kicking off not only a new month, but a new decade, with the #AuldLangReads photo challenge! 🍾🍾🍾

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎆🎊🎉🎈📚 3y
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#WeeklyForecast Week 10
Can‘t wait to start my 2020 challenges 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳Do you have a reading plan for 2020????
Happy New Year, friends 💞📚💞📚💞📚💞

Megabooks Happy New Year! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks and back at ya my dear friend @Megabooks 😘 3y
BarbaraBB The reviews about Searching for Sylvie Lee have intrigued me. I am looking forward to yours! Hope you had a lovely Hanukkah 🕎 💜 3y
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Cinfhen My friend really liked it @BarbaraBB so 🤞🏽🤞🏽I‘m using it for my Netherlands pick #ReadingEurope2020 3y
Cathythoughts Happy New Year friend! Looking forward to the challenge , must get my skates on & make a plan 🥳📚 3y
merelybookish Happy New Year! I am still pondering 2020! Can't decide!! A fun problem to have. 🤔🤪😁 3y
BarbaraBB Clever! I may do that as well! 3y
TrishB Happy New Reading Year 😁😁 off time have a look at the piles! 3y
Sace I enjoyed Searching for Sylvie Lee. Hope you do too. Looking forward to your review. 3y
Centique You know me - I made my 2020 book list in about August! 😂😂😂 So excited about it though. Happy nearly new year my friend!! 3y
CoffeeAndABook 😅 my plan is to read read read!!! 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚☕️🌟 3y
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @Centique that sounds about right😂😂I‘ve seen mixed reviews for Sylvia Lee @Sace but I‘m hopeful 💚 3y
Cinfhen Good plan @TrishB @CoffeeAndABook 👍🏻📚 3y
Cinfhen Best problem to have @merelybookish What to read first!!!! 3y
Balibee146 All you folks planning 👍👍 kudos. I've realised if I have a plan or join any kind of challenge which would shape my reading choices I end up in a total slump. The challenges look brilliant but I know I need to step away and just mood read in 2020. I 3y
Cinfhen Mood reading is a solid plan @Balibee146 🙌🏻💚📚 3y
Daisey Looks like a great way to start the new year! I also can‘t wait to start some books for my 2020 challenges! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I am excited to start my 2020 reading year! Happy New Year, my friend! 🎉💕📚 3y
Cinfhen ME TOO @erzascarletbookgasm and a very HAPPY 2020 to you 😘 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @Daisey Im so excited for a new year of reading 3y
Reviewsbylola My reading plan is to read what I want, when I want. And to buy books. 🤪 3y
Cinfhen That‘s the BEST plan @Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Hi friends!!! Hope you are getting excited about Reading Resolutions, Self Care and swap partner support! Checking in to see how everyone is doing! #readinthenewyearswap

sprainedbrain I‘m waiting on two more items that should be here early next week. I will ship by next Friday at the latest. 🥳 3y
babyruth2510 Planning on mailing mine out early next week 3y
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kellyann28 I picked up my large priority box and plan on getting it all put together this next week and sending it out! 😍📚 3y
TorieStorieS Getting my box today- but all the goodies are ready!! 🥳🥳🥳 3y
wanderinglynn That‘s my goal for this weekend! 3y
Kshakal I sent mine out yesterday should be there on Monday! 3y
tdrosebud Mine is all boxed up and ready to go. I should get to the post office early next week. 3y
lele1432 I may be sending mine out today! I almost did last week but didn't want to deal with Christmas lines at the post office lol 3y
BarkingMadRead I sent mine and received mine! 3y
Deblovestoread Boxing mine up this weekend and headed to the post office Monday. 3y
TheBookHippie Sending it out today📦📫 3y
Hazel2019 Send mine out and I was received. 3y
cobwebmoth Getting the last few items this weekend. I'm aiming to ship on Tuesday. Have already received mine.☺ 3y
MeesesPieces Adding some finishing touches for @babyruth2510 and should be sent out early to mid next week. 3y
nelehelen I‘m still waiting for some items to come. 😫 3y
mabell Almost there! Shipping Monday! 3y
kstadt929 Sent mine and received mine! Excited for opening day 😁 3y
Chili Mine was mailed Friday. They should arrive Tuesday. 😁 3y
KaylaD Shipping mine Monday 3y
Nessavamusic Mine shipped out today and I have received my box! 3y
maich I already sent my package and received a book from Book Depository. Still waiting to receive a package. I posted on my profile and tagged you. 3y
Annl I received my goodies and one of my 2 packages has been received. The other is in route! 3y
Lisa0223 I‘ve sent mine but haven‘t received anything yet 🤞🏽 3y
Endowarrior21 Sending out by next weekend hopefully 3y
jenniferw88 Sent miine yesterday! 3y
Chrissyreadit @maich yes- I have your post. By tagging everyone they can see partners and each other too. 3y
LeslieO I will be mailing this coming week 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I sent mine out and it should have arrive by Monday. (edited) 3y
saltwaterlit Should be mailing my package on Monday! 📦 3y
TheBookAddict Will be mailing this coming week. 3y
Maria514626 Mailing mine this week! @Crimson613 3y
AmberWB Mailing mine by the end of this week! 3y
Gissy I will send my box on Jan 2nd priority mail. It should arrive on time. 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess My package that I sent arrived today to my partner! Hurray! 3y
kindergartenkat My package is on its way! 3y
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EEEEK!!! I got my email with my books that @RainyDayReading suggested for the #NewYearWhoDis and I think they all look great! My Sister the Serial Killer has been on my TBR for a while so I just might start there

RainyDayReading I'm so glad you like the look of my list! Hopefully you'll find some good ones on there 😊 I've been running around crazy this weekend so I haven't had a chance to truly sit down and peruse your list but I do recall seeing Once Upon A River on it which I am very much looking forward to! Hoping I can sit down tonight (finally) and look at it more! 3y
jessinikkip I hope you'll find one to your liking @RainyDayReading I have at least a few on my Kindle I could send. I'll check and see which ones when I get home 3y
RainyDayReading @jessinikkip Oh I‘m sure I will! I‘m having a hard time deciding which one I want to read first haha. You‘re so sweet! I appreciate it but I don‘t have a kindle 😅 not sure if that matters for sending ebooks or not. 3y
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Sending out my #readinthenewyearswap package tomorrow. It‘s a bit early but I know how busy I will be in January.

Chrissyreadit 🙌❤️🙌❤️ 3y
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Excited about this one!


Clare-Dragonfly Hi buddy! 😄 3y
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Just signed up for this - what a wonderful way to start the new year! You sign up and share your favourite reads of 2019 and the lovely @monalyisha matches you up with another lovely Litten and you get their reading list to choose books to read from in January. Can‘t think of a better way to kick off a new reading year. Had fun putting my list together - just submitted it - come join in the fun! #newyearwhodis

monalyisha Hooray! Thanks for joining -- and for sharing! 🎉 ✨ 3y
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Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! Welcome, Year of The Pig! 🧧🐖 #happynewyear #yearofthepig

Dragon 🧧🧨💥🎉 4y
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Awwww. First baby of the... *squints*...

*looks at desk calendar*

Dammit, my calendar's in the wrong darn century!



TrishB 😂😂 4y
TiredLibrarian 🤔😂 4y
GingerAntics Oh damn, so is mine!!! How did we get so far off?! 4y
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julesG 😂😂😂 And nothing has changed in those 90 years. 4y
kelli7990 Lol 4y
CouronneDhiver When the editor is hung over... 🥴🍺 4y
Amiable As a former newspaper editor, this makes me cringe. And I feel for the parents, who are likely very disappointed that the clipping they would love to include in the baby book has such an egregious error. When I was at the paper, we tried to remain aware of the articles that readers would consider "fridge-worthy" --the ones they would cut out and put on the fridge or send to Grandma. You don't want to mess up the fridge-worthy stories! 4y
Lcsmcat Now that‘s a premature birth! 4y
LA_Mead That‘s too funny! 4y
speljamr That baby must be the Flash. 4y
Bookladylinda 😂😂😂 4y
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Happy New Year, Littens! I‘m celebrating the first day of 2019 by tweeting my annual list of favorite books. If you wanna start off the year with even more books on your TBR, you can find me on Twitter (MissLiberty) and the hashtag: #Greatbooksof2018. ❤️📚

Soubhiville I love him! He‘s my favorite character on the show. 4y
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
tpixie @Soubhiville he‘s hilarious 😆 4y
TNbookworm 4y
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Happy New Year all! 🥳🎉
#booksandbubbles #readinthenewyear

AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 4y
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The only way to get my #readingbuddies out of the #booknook is food.

Lauram 😻😻😻 4y
MrBook 😻😻😻 Look @BookBabe ! 4y
wanderinglynn What cuties! Love the little one. ❤️🐱❤️🐱❤️🐱 (edited) 4y
Mrsann2000 Love the black cats! 4y
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Yes I snuck up behind my husband to get this picture of my #readingbuddies #readinthenewyear

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We are at our cabin and I usually sit in the old recliner to read here...it isn‘t that exciting to look at so I took a picture of my view from my chair instead 😋
✅ cozy blanket
✅ fireplace
✅ vanilla candle
✅ Christmas decorations
#readinthenewyear #booknook

Reviewsbylola Perfect way to spend the evening! 4y
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Reading on my Kindle Paperwhite! Here is my case 🥰 #readinthenewyear #currentlyreading

Bookish_AF I have the same case, but for my iPad 😜 4y
kstadt929 @whippoorwill815 I love it!! ❤️ 4y
Jdav9613 Very cool case! 4y
Jdav9613 Very cool case! 4y
kstadt929 Thank you @Jdav9613 😁 4y
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We start at 7 p.m. EST 😃
#ReadingInTheNewYear @hermyknee

SkeletonKey Oh thank goodness. I need to do something to keep me from thinking about alcohol 😂 4y
hermyknee @SkeletonKey hey, I‘m here for you. 4y
SkeletonKey @hermyknee - Thank you 🖤 4y
BeansPage @SkeletonKey here too if you need me 4y
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This is what I plan on doing!!! Great idea @hermyknee 🤓💖🤓

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What a fantastic idea! Let's do this!
Starts at 7 p.m. EST
#ReadInTheNewYear @hermyknee

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A new year, a new month of challenges! #quotsyjan19 #musicalnewyear #poetrymatters #anewchapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Klou here are a few more!!! Have fun!! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the awesome collage 🙏🏻❤️ 4y
kspenmoll Thanks! 4y
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LazyDays You are so sweet, thank you for sharing! 4y
TK-421 Thanks for sharing! 😊 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for the repost🎊Happy 2019 to you🥂 4y
Purrfectpages @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LazyDays @TK-421 @Cinfhen no thank YOU! Happy New Year! (edited) 4y
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 4y
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wanderinglynn That‘s my plan! #NYE2018 🙌🏻🐱💜🐶 🥂🛌📚 4y
Amiable Me! 👋🏼 4y
Reecaspieces 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ and proud of it! 4y
Burghbookaddict My mom tried to guilt trip me into coming to a party. This lady known me my whole life and really thought I'd say yes. 🤨 4y
SW-T @BurghBookAddict 😂😂😂 4y
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I'm not getting much reading done and I'm definitely not finishing anything in the next few days with a houseful for New Year's Eve! Wrapping up 2018 with 68 books total, which is 18 more than last year, 35 audio, 3 bails that I can remember and no challenges finished. LOL, baby steps! 2019 will bring me #mountTBR, which tops out right now at 266! 😖⛰

Djspens Where is the best place to get audiobooks? I've never listened to one but now spend a lot of time on the road visiting grandbabies. 4y
IamIamIam @Djspens I use Libby through my library. I won't pay for audiobooks because I'm never going to listen to them again and my library has a large selection. I've also taken out books I would have normally passed up just because they're available. You get the loan for 14 days and it will return itself if you don't get to do it. 😄 4y
Djspens @IamIamIam I'll have to check with our library. I don't use their services because I like to own my books. But that would be a great way to listen to audiobooks. If I like the book, I'll most likely buy the book, too. Thanks! 4y
IamIamIam @Djspens Good luck! I hope you find that the library has that option! It's really opened me up, not only to the fact that audiobooks aren't cheating but to jumping into large books that seem intimidating in print. I've found myself with less free time to sit and read so audiobooks have filled that space while driving, cleaning or laundry. It's been a real help! 4y
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Reposting this for the #readathon duo of @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65. Looking for a fun, no pressure readathon where the focus is having fun rather than making a profit and selling merch? Read along with the New Year's edition of #24B4Monday. Destined to become a Litsy New Year's tradition, #24B42019 has extra days to give people like me a chance to at least make it into the double digits. 😁📚🙃

gradcat I‘m in...I just had holiday visitors cancel, so I‘ve got time on my hands. Plus, I need a little redemption for backing out of the recent #25in5.... 4y
BeansPage 😘🤗😘💖💖💖 4y
SleepyDragon @gradcat I didn't even try that one. I knew there was no way I could even average an hour a day during that time frame. Just too much holiday stuff. 4y
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Hello Litsy, my New Year's is to get back into the swing of things here after ghosting for a couple of months! Who has some exciting book goals and challenges for 2019?

LauraJ Good to have you back 🖤 4y
parasolofdoom @LauraJ thank you! I'm going to try making this a habit again 4y
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I got my match for #NewYearWhoDis, and I'm excited for January! Now, I'm off to see what I can get from my local library, and to plan my January TBR.
@CareBear @monalyisha

CareBear Hi Sherry! 🤗 I just got my email and am looking forward to getting to know you through your fave 2018 reads! 4y
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You're right @bookriot !! I always lean more towards my comfort zone genres but this coming year I resolve to read more diversely.

Take the quiz here: https://bookriot.com/2018/12/05/reading-resolution-quiz/


Bklover Litsy has certainly helped me broaden my horizons! 4y
ShelfRighteous @Bklover Absolutely same! 4y
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Just signed up for this! It looks like fun, and you should sign up too!

#NewYearWhoDisReadathon #newbooks

monalyisha Thanks for sharing! 🎉🙌🏻 Convenient sign-up link here: https://goo.gl/forms/un7EjH8d33g4vqqz1 4y
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Really excited about this #readathon. Check out @monalyisha 's post for details.

monalyisha Thanks for sharing! 🎉 Here‘s a handy sign-up link: https://goo.gl/forms/Gz3KisvBwfCr85Io2 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz You signed up too, Elma? 4y
Elma @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes, I did. I'm really excited to read from someone else's list. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Elma yay! Me too! 4y
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