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Questions and Questioning | Michel Meyer
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Pigpen_Reads
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Does anyone know of one? 🤔

Ann_Reads Sorry, I'm not hosting a daily doodle challenge in January. Maybe someone else will decide to host one though. If not, Doodlewash.com lists monthly prompts for drawing or painting. They already have their list up for January 2023. They say to use the hashtag #doodlewashJanuary2023 when posting on social media. Just a thought. 😁
https://doodlewash.com/january-2023-art-drawing-watercolor-challenge/
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Pigpen_Reads @Ann_Reads Thank you! I will check out the link 😊 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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I thought there was a way to go to the book and find how many people (or really who the people) have the book in their TBR (can anyone help?)

ozma.of.oz I think there‘s a way to do it through the website? But I‘m not 100% sure. 5mo
ElizaMarie @ozma.of.oz ooo maybe that will work 4mo
ozma.of.oz @ElizaMarie Good luck! 👍🏻 4mo
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Sungirl79
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Anyone use Bookish box and is it worth it?

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fredthemoose
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What should I read??? Completely uninspired by everything right now.

I like memoir, nonfiction, and some fiction but I‘m not sure how to further specify which kinds—I‘m not big on sci fi, fantasy, or horror, but like most others.

What have you loved recently??

Blueberry My moods have been shifting alot lately also. I have been switching around between mystery, nonfiction, feel good, favorite authors, ... 7mo
Graywacke I really wish I had a good answer for you. Slumpy reading moods stink. 😕 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My preferred memoirs are by celebrities but A Very Punchable Face by SNL's Colin Jost was cute & Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol had some great moments. If you're an audiobook listener, both of these were great! 7mo
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jenniferw88 If you don't mind the occasional f-word, I'm currently listening to this, and she's hilarious 😂 7mo
bibliothecarivs My first thought was this one, which blurs the lines between memoir and fiction. 7mo
bibliothecarivs I also recently gave 5 stars to Educated by Westover (memoir), The Last Duel by Jager (history), Matrix by Groff (historical fiction), and Uprooted by Lyon (folklore/nature/memoir). 7mo
fredthemoose @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Awesome! Thank you! I‘ve been “aware” of both of those, but neither made it into the immediate TBR, but I‘ll add them! 7mo
fredthemoose @jenniferw88 I do not mind the occasional f-word in the slightest! This looks great. Thanks for the recommendation! 7mo
fredthemoose @bibliothecarivs oooh—I‘d never heard of that one! I just added it to my stack! Thanks! 7mo
Maria514626 Have you read is one? It‘s one of my all-time favorites. (edited) 7mo
EvieBee @Maria514626 This sounds great! Checking out at the library today. 7mo
Maria514626 @eviebee I hope you like it! I force it on everyone. 😁😁😁 7mo
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BethM
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Anyone like this? I‘m not for several reasons, one of which is that if the series is already 8 plus books deep I find it overwhelming and am less likely to start. I find it frustrating bc some of my favorite series have ended prematurely bc there wasn‘t enough interest at the time of publication for the series to be “lucrative” enough to continue publishing.
Do you worry about series ending early for lack of interest? Genuinely curious.

Avanders Same! I definitely don‘t need a series to be done before diving in… but yes, I also worry, esp when it‘s really good, about it not continuing!! Glad that‘s not true for Sanderson 😁😁 8mo
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MicrobeMom
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Has anyone ever used the book bundler? If so what was your experience? What were the condition of the book and weee they book you would read? Thanks!!

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Allylu
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Sorry, I didn‘t see this post before. Anyway, the thing I love about me today is my commitment to following my Ideal Protein protocol and losing 42 lbs. (as of today)! My doctor took “diabetic” off my chart today which is huge to me. Thanks for all your support! 💕😊📚

megnews Great accomplishment!! 12mo
Allylu Thank you! I really feel the support of this community. 💕😊📚 12mo
Deblovestoread Well done! 12mo
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TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
Crazeedi That is just super!! Way to go!! 12mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! Way to go! 🙌🏻💜 12mo
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arubabookwoman
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I have a question--on your profile page if you click the book symbol there is a list of books you've added or noted over the years-a "wishlist" of sorts.
How do you remove a book on this list? I'm trying to update and want to remove books I've now read or am no longer interested in. Thanks!

Nute Go to the actual page for the book and change the symbol to “read” or if wanting to delete touch the “to read” symbol so that it clears and then save. That should remove it from your Litsy Wishlist. 1y
arubabookwoman Thank you @Nute ! So simple and yet (for me) so difficult to figure out! 1y
Nute I got you, Girl!💕 1y
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MommyOfTwo

Does anyone know what “countertop, empty” means on a book?

wanderinglynn I‘m not sure I understand. Is that phrase is on the cover? 1y
MommyOfTwo @wanderinglynn it says it in parentheses by a book that I‘m looking to order. 1y
wanderinglynn Weird. I have no idea. Unless it‘s some kind of internal bookseller message. @howjessicareads is a bookseller, maybe she knows. Jess, any ideas? 1y
howjessicareads I wish I knew! @wanderinglynn. My guess would be some sort of internal “how to display” message. But since my bookstore is mostly used, we don‘t do much ordering. 1y
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BethM
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Does anyone know what happened to Tamara? She had a few handles on here but now I can‘t find her and the Facebook blog she had isn‘t active either.

Laughterhp I know she left Litsy. I‘m friends with her on goodreads I think, but I don‘t know what her name is on there. 2y
BethM @Laughterhp ok that‘s good to know! Just wanted to make sure she was ok. 2y
wanderinglynn I don‘t know why she left Litsy. But she‘s fairly active on Facebook. She has a couple of groups and a page for her tarot business Tarot & Bean. 2y
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aperfectmjk
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Okay folks, next month is Audiobook month! So..... who's up for an Audioathon? I'm thinking maybe I might do a contest for the most hours listened. The question is, should it be individually or team based? 🤔

#littenlisten #nationalaudiobookmonth

Traci1 I'm totally up for an audioathon! 😁 2y
Soubhiville I‘d join in on that. I‘d prefer individual... 2y
aperfectmjk My thoughts for teams would be maybe 3 to 4 per team depending on participation. That way each member of the winning team would receive a prize. I'm thinking a $25 Amazon gift card. Open to U.S. and Canada. 2y
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Texreader I‘d love to play if I‘m not otherwise engaged (working ) on the dates picked. I love all the things I can get done while listening to books! 2y
Erinsuereads I would be totally in! 2y
wanderinglynn That sounds like fun! 2y
Addison_Reads Sounds like fun! I'm in, teams would be fun too, but I'll play even if it's individuals. 2y
aperfectmjk @Texreader I'm thinking it would run the entire month of June. 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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I know I'm not the first to ask, but I've never taken notes when others have asked.

Favorite audiobook narrators? I don't listen to much, because my mind tends to wander. I am much more likely to listen to non-fiction/memoir on audio, but I am absolutely up for some good audio suggestions. And I know that a good performer makes all the difference.

Thanks in advance!

rachelm Love Bahni Turpin! 2y
intothehallofbooks I love listening to Mark Bramhall and Scott Brick narrate nonfiction books!! 2y
katy4peas @rachelm me too! 2y
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katy4peas I like Julia Whelan 2y
Megabooks Dion Graham, Therese Plummer, Robin Miles, Macleod Andrews, I‘d have to think about others! (I like Bahni as well.) 2y
RamsFan1963 I agree with @intothehallofbooks , Scott Brick is great. I also like Wil Wheaton. 2y
Smrloomis I really liked Greenlights and of course Born a Crime if you haven‘t already heard it. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Has this happened to anyone else on NetGalley?

vlwelser Yes. The pdf files have end dates. I try to avoid them and just read Kindle but sometimes that's all there is. 2y
Tove_Reads @vlwelser It comes up when I open the app and when I do anything on the app, and it‘s the same date for everything. 2y
vlwelser That seems like a different problem. Did you try deleting the app and reinstalling? 2y
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DGRachel
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Question on #booked2021, since this is my first year participating: I‘ve been trying to read the prompts in season order, sticking to just Winter prompts for these first three months. But the book I‘m reading now meets one of the Summer prompts. Can I count it, or do I need to find another book to read in the July-September quarter?

BarbaraTheBibliophage You can count it! Lots of us read outside the seasons, while others strictly follow the divisions. Enjoy! 2y
Cinfhen Read what you like/ when you like 😍 2y
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DGRachel @Cinfhen Trying to stick with the quarters helps me plan things out, but when I saw my Aleppo book had pictures, I thought it would be nice to be able to use it for multiple challenges. ☺️ 2y
Cinfhen I totally GET THAT 🙌🏻 2y
mom2bugnbee I had this same question. Thanks for clarifying! 2y
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DGRachel
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Litsy - I‘d like your opinion. I have a book that is good, just really slow. It‘s 480 pages and in 2 + weeks, I‘ve only managed to get to page 134. Meanwhile, I have 9 other books I wanted to read this month and can‘t start. Would you keep going or put it aside, knowing you‘ll probably have to start over from the beginning later?(For perspective, I read 2 books last week in 3 days that were 416 pages each.)

Chrissyreadit Put aside. 2y
Q84 A 2y
tjwill A—save it for when you‘re in the mood for it. 2y
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DHill Put aside for a later time (edited) 2y
Ash.on.the.line A for sure! 2y
Crazeedi Save for later!! 2y
DGRachel @Chrissyreadit @Q84 @tjwill @DHill @Ash.on.the.line @Jerdencon @Crazeedi Wow! I didn‘t expect a unanimous answer from so many of you so fast! 🤣🤣 Thanks! 2y
mom2bugnbee A... And maybe don't ever read it. *gasp* Unpopular opinion? Life is too short to read books you don't like! 2y
DGRachel @mom2bugnbee That‘s the problem-I do like it, it‘s just really hard for me to read more than 6-10 pages at a time before I zone out or start to fall asleep. It‘s well written and interesting, but not immersive, if that makes sense. 2y
MsMelissa I‘m with @mom2bugnbee 👍🏻 2y
Q84 Perhaps, if you are still interested read those few pages daily but read something else also. I do that sometimes. You don't want to force yourself to keep going if you're not in the mood for the book though because it could send you into a reading slump. @mom2bugnbee is right. It took me a long time to realize. 2y
DGRachel @Q84 @MsMelissa @mom2bugnbee Oh, I have no problem bailing on a book that I am not enjoying, unless it‘s for my work book club, which I moderate. I probably DNF 10-20 books each year. 🤪 2y
AmyG I know, for me, if I am reading a book but keep wanting to put it down to read something else...then maybe it‘s not the right time to read that book. 2y
TiminCalifornia Option A. I recently returned to a book I set aside in 2015 and flew through it. It‘s a mood thing. 2y
DGRachel @TiminCalifornia Oh wow! That definitely gives me hope for this book and that setting it aside is the right thing to do. 2y
GingerAntics I‘d say mix in another book. It might make it easier to get through. 2y
DogMomIrene A. Sounds like it may not be a book to read now. 2y
Megabooks It sounds like it may be the wrong time for this one. I‘d put it aside. 2y
DGRachel @GingerAntics I‘ve been trying to do that, but I think the lack of progress is frustrating and counterproductive, and since the feedback has been almost unanimous, I feel pretty good about setting it aside and trying again later. 2y
DGRachel @AmyG @DogMomIrene @Megabooks Thanks! I‘m going to set it aside and try again later. ☺️ 2y
GingerAntics @DGRachel yeah, if mixing in other things isn‘t helping, I‘d set it aside. That‘s probably the best choice. Like someone else said, I‘ve struggled to get through a few pages of something, but when I returned later I flew through it. 2y
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dariazeoli
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I‘m prepping for my February TBR, and trying to pick a Zadie Smith book for #AuthorAMonth.

I didn‘t love Swing Time, and haven‘t read any of Smith‘s other work. Was considering White Teeth, which is a chunkster.

Which book would you recommend, Litsy?

Laughterhp Those are the only 2 books I have of hers... and I haven‘t been able to get into either 🤦‍♀️ 2y
Hestapleton I would suggest the tagged. I haven‘t read it, but it‘s short sooooo 2y
AmyG I enjoyed White Teeth but it was a very slow read that didn‘t come together for me until the end. Maybe try another one. I am reading On Beauty, but I just started so I don‘t have an opinion yet. 2y
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JackOBotts I agree with @Hestapleton. The tagged was inspired by and written in the early days of the COVID pandemic. I read it quickly & thought it was well done. 2y
KathyWheeler I really liked On Beauty. 2y
xicanti If you‘re in the mood for essays, I recently read, loved, and recommend 2y
Amandajoy I enjoyed On Beauty more than Swing Time. I have White Teeth on my shelf & may try to read it next month. 2y
readordierachel Seconding the rec for Feel Free. That's my favorite of hers. 2y
dariazeoli Thanks @Laughterhp @Hestapleton @AmyG @JackOBotts @KathyWheeler @xicanti @Amandajoy - I think I might start with Intimations since it‘s short and see if I like that one. 2y
Megabooks I enjoyed Intimations. I am going to try her short stories because I picked them up as a kindle deal and I like short stories. 2y
dariazeoli @Megabooks I was looking at that one as well. Definitely a lot to choose from! 2y
sprainedbrain I‘m reading On Beauty... I also wasn‘t crazy about Swing Time, nor did I like White Teeth. 😬 2y
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jdiehr
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I'm thinking of asking for a Book of the Month subscription for Christmas.

Looking for feedback. Do you love it? Just okay with it? What do you think?

Texreader I have no input since I‘ve never subscribed but I love the idea and have thought of asking for it on occasion. 2y
JamieArc I love it. My recommendation is to go check out what options they have offered each month. If you are drawn to any of them, go for it! I have read some really great books that I wouldn‘t have discovered elsewhere, and also able to get some of my favorite authors‘ book for much less money I would have spent elsewhere. 2y
Ruthiella I say DO IT since it is a gift! Give it a try and don‘t continue if you don‘t like it. 😀 Full disclosure: I am not a subscriber. 2y
Patchshank You can look through the past books and see if they have a decent selection of the types of books you like to read. If it seems like there's a lot of books then yeah go for it. If you do subscribe you are allowed to skip months that don't have books that interest you. They just don't bill you until you do pick a book. As far as I know you can skip as many months as you want. 2y
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RamsFan1963
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I have a question. Is there a way to change the description of a book in Litsy's database? The reason I ask, I have a book called Hotel Andromeda, and the blurb describing the storyline is totally wrong. I was just curious if there was any way I could edit this or bring it to Litsy's attention. No big deal, just one of those little annoyances of life that bugs me until I have to fix it lol.

Buechersuechtling I‘d try the “Suggest a book”-function you reach when you search the database, scroll to the end of the entries and then tap on that link saying “Can‘t find what you‘re looking for?” 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2y
Buechersuechtling I don‘t know if there is a more special feature if you use Litsy on a desktop computer. I‘m only using the app on my phone. 2y
RamsFan1963 @Buechersuechtling I tried what you suggested, we will see what happens. So far, no book I've ever added through that feature has appeared in Litsy's database. 2y
Buechersuechtling @RamsFan1963 Same here. Reassuring to find out I‘m not the only one. I have my fingers crossed for you. (I mean, someday one of us must be successful. Statistics, you know. 🤷🏽‍♀️) 2y
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Tove_Reads
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What‘s your favorite blog platform? Have you tried several? I‘m using Wordpress, and I‘m looking into a new website with a blog as the main thingy. Wondering if there are better options out there.

HannaPolkadots I use wordpress too, not for a personal blog, but I have a teacher blog my students use quite a lot. Been really happy with wordpress 🙂 2y
BookwormM I used to love Wordpress but now they have changed format to blocks I find it very labour intensive to update. Blogger is good because anyone can like and comment don‘t need to have an account unlike word press. 2y
Tove_Reads @BookwormM Yup, agree. Not liking blocks. Taking forever. I had Blogger years ago. Agree that it‘s convenient when it‘s not connected to having your own blog. 2y
BookwormM Glad it‘s not just me 🤣🤣I am now writing blog in word and copying and pasting to Wordpress 2y
Tove_Reads @BookwormM I‘ve actually always done that. Want to have a backup system. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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1) Why don‘t I see my NG reviews in my read-list, and why do I still have the “write a review” option? How can I change this, or can I? 2) Why can‘t NG find some of the ISBNs, and should I let them know about this?
I‘m sure some of you fabulous NetGalley reviewers can help me with these questions! 💡🔋🗝🆖

vlwelser 1. I'm not sure I understand this question. But I don't normally look for books I've already reviewed. Maybe save your reviews somewhere else before posting if you want to use them later. I write mine in goodreads and copy them into netgalley. 2. Not everything is on NG and I'm not sure they all have ISBNs assigned if they are posted pretty early. My best suggestion for this is to search by author. 3y
Tove_Reads @vlwelser I meant that when I write a review on NG and choose the Goodreads option then it doesn‘t attach it to my personal Goodreads account, but I have still reviewed it as me, but doesn‘t show up on my own list and I still have the “write a review” option. 3y
vlwelser I have that "feature" turned on but I'm not sure it does anything. It's supposed to post to your feed. But I don't think it posts an actual review. If it even works. You may need someone that's newer to NG. It was pretty basic when I started. Or send them a help ticket. I would send a help ticket. I'm sure there's a way to do that. 3y
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Tove_Reads @vlwelser Now the latest one appeared as it should on GR. Maybe there was a glitch before. 3y
vlwelser I just added you on GR. Sorry I wasn't much help. 3y
Tove_Reads @vlwelser Accepted! No worries, sometimes I just helps to vent and discuss 🙂 3y
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melissajayne
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Lately I have been reading a lot of historical fiction and a lot of that have been books with at least two narratives. What I would like to find are historical novels that have only ONE narrative and don't shift between the present and the past or between two or more characters; I am really tired of it. The ones I can think of are historical mysteries, the Outlander series and The Book Thief.

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TrishB
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I said when I got up to date in a series or finished one I could start another- so here‘s my current list for recommendations to start. These are all series where I have at least the first 4 in print or kindle. Thoughts from all welcome 👇🏻

TrishB Angela Marsons - Kim Stone. Kate Ellis - Wesley Peterson. John Sandford - Lucas Davenport. Elly Griffiths- Ruth Galloway. Sharon Bolton- Lacey Flint. 3y
squirrelbrain Definitely the first one - love Kim Stone! 3y
swishandflick I vote for Sharon Bolton - I loved that series! So spooky and fascinating. 3y
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Cathythoughts I don‘t know any of these ... have fun deciding.. @squirrelbrain I might try a Kim Stone sample 👍🏻❤️ 3y
squirrelbrain Give it a go @Cathythoughts - they‘re often on Kindle for 99p so a bargain series if you like the sample. (edited) 3y
TrishB @swishandflick oh good to hear 👍🏻 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts they are series that come up on the offers and I get them and just don‘t seem to start them! Although I started counting how many I‘m reading and that wasn‘t good! 3y
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ErinSBecker

I'm trying to figure out what #Litsygames and activities are coming up next month? Anyone have a list? Or if you know of one, drop it here and we can crowdsource this list!

TheAromaofBooks The main one I know about for June is #ReadYourSign being hosted by @Clwojick and @Meaw_catlady!! 3y
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Cuilin
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Do you read one book at a time or many? I‘m usually one at a time but I‘ve signed up for some May challenges and I‘m wondering how do I this? Is it a chapter a time, a book a day, whatever you feel like at given moment? Would love to know how others do this. Should I have a schedule? Thanks.
Pic is of my cat Pemberley

melissajayne Many at one time; usually I read whatever is pressing first and usually do a combination of books. It also depends on the circumstances why I‘m reading those books; book club books take precedent, then whatever is next due at the library, then whatever readalong I‘m doing at the moment. (edited) 3y
Lcsmcat Pemberly is beautiful! I almost always have multiple books going. Usually they‘re different in some way - print v eBook, fiction v nonfiction, English v French. I read on a schedule only if it‘s for a group, either here or my irl book club. Otherwise it‘s as the mood strikes or the location demands ( no Kindle in the 🛀) 3y
melissajayne If there are none of those circumstances above are going on that I mentioned, then it‘s whatever catches my fancy (edited) 3y
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wanderinglynn I‘m like @Lcsmcat. I usually have multiple books going but different formats—usually one audiobook, one e-book, and then one or two physical—so that no matter where I am, I can be reading. I don‘t have a set schedule. Whenever I finish one, I pick up another one in that format. 3y
BethM I just read whatever I feel like at the time. 3y
Lesanne I usually have multiple books going at a time. I don‘t usually have any set schedule but I‘m doing the #Pemberlittens Jane Austen group in which I‘ve decided to read a chapter a day of her books. 3y
Crazeedi I never read more than one at a time till I got "hooked on Litsy"? so now I'd say I have a couple physical or ebooks going at once. Come ccx warm weather, I'll be doing audio when outside in garden 3y
RainyDayReading I always have multiple books going. I just read whatever I‘m in the mood for. Usually if I read one during the day, I‘ll read a different one before bed. It helps me to be reading books of different genres at the same time too. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I usually read two or three at the same time. Usually one print, one ebook and one audio. Sometimes where I am determines which I read. Sometimes I switch by chapters or just “mood read” among the three. And once I‘m 85% through one, I will really focus just to get it done. Just my thing ... YMMV. 3y
TheAromaofBooks If I'm reading multiple books, it's usually because one is “heavier“ than the other. I tend to leave the heavy book at the table and read it while I eat, while the fluffier read is my companionable read-snatches-here-and-there book haha 3y
Cuilin @melissajayne @Lcsmcat @wanderinglynn @bethm @lesanne @crazeedi @rainydayreading @barabarathebibliophage @thearomaofbooks Thanks for your comments, 🙏I‘ll probably combine a schedule for some books with mood reading for others. 💕 3y
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melissajayne
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There are two book podcasts that I‘m considering unsubscribing; I have listened to both of them for a considerable amount of time and while they are both excellent shows, I just don‘t enjoy them any longer. Partly it‘s because I‘m enjoying other bookish podcasts more that just really deal with discussing actual books than any sort of bookish news, which I don‘t really care for.

Karkar My podcast tastes have really changed. I used to listen to all the Book Riot podcasts but I do not listen to any of them anymore. 3y
melissajayne @Karkar your comment made me rethink a bunch of other podcasts that I was subscribed to as well. 3y
MallenNC In general I have a hard time keeping up with podcasts along with everything else, so I‘ve dropped some of them out of necessity. 3y
AvidReader25 I tend to prefer audiobooks over podcasts. There are only a couple I make time for. 3y
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ravenlee
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@laurenslibrary @Hooked_on_books @TheAromaofBooks it showed up again, finally! I thought it was Horizon Books but when I searched it didn‘t come up.

blank Yay! You found it! 3y
Hooked_on_books Glad you found it! I had Horizon in my head, too, but thought I must be wrong when I couldn‘t find it. Hopefully they pick some good books for you! 3y
ravenlee @Hooked_on_books I hope so, too, because I went a little nuts and ordered two sets. 😬 I figured with ten there‘s a better chance of getting something I don‘t already have... or something. Some people panic-buy milk; I panic-buy books. 3y
Hooked_on_books I would totally judge people for panic-buying food, but I NEVER judge book buying! 😆 3y
TheAromaofBooks Oooo thanks for the info!! 3y
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ravenlee

Ok, a couple days ago I saw an ad on Facebook from an indie bookstore somewhere, offering blind date-type packages of five books for $25. When you order they‘re supposed to ask questions about your fav genres and authors. I want to do it and now I can‘t find the ad, and of course I have no clue what the store is called. Did anybody else see this? Help! None of my FB friends know what I‘m talking about and my google search was useless.

blank I know what you're talking about but I can't remember the name of the store, either! I believe it was in Washington state, though. Idk if that will help your search. 3y
ravenlee @laurenslibrary I was thinking Washington state, too, but my search of WA indie bookstores came up empty. Nothing rings a bell - but finally someone else knows what I‘m talking about! 3y
Hooked_on_books Arg, someone posted on here about that a few days ago but I can‘t remember who! I found this, not sure if it‘s the same one, but it‘s the same idea: https://www.villagebooks.com/village-books-personal-recommendations-request 3y
TheAromaofBooks I hadn't heard of this at all, but if you find out, do let me know as it sounds intriguing! 3y
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Cuilin
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1 Only the constant concern, but no panicking except to make sure I‘ve enough reading material if I need to quarantine myself!
2 Yes
3 I live in the US now so I treat it as any other day to prevent homesickness
4 Lancelot by Giles Kristan
5 1917

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alisonrose
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QUESTION: Does “book adds” mean books you have added to your own lists on here, or the number of “stack adds” other people have done from your posts?

LeahBergen I think it is what other people have stacked from your posts. 🤔 3y
Megabooks I agree with @LeahBergen 3y
alisonrose @LeahBergen @Megabooks that was my assumption but I realized I had no actual idea, haha 3y
LeslieO Oh! I always thought it was the books I added to my read and TBR list 3y
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TheBookAddict

Does anyone else wish we could just search for a genre?

I would love to be able to see a list of books in a genre so I can look at the books, their descriptions, and the posts people added about them. It would be nice...

Crazeedi That would be nice 3y
TheBookAddict @TimSpalding do you think this may be possible sometime in the future? 3y
BehindthePages That would be awesome. I mostly read fantasy and YA. 3y
TheBookAddict @Letora right. I‘ve definitely been reading more fantasy and YA recently. 3y
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EmilyM

@Rachel.Rencher I got your envelope today but nothing was in it...I think it may have been tampered with! 👎

EmilyM @Rachel.Rencher I just didn't want you to think I didn't get it...Thank you for trying! 3y
Rachel.Rencher Ohhh no! I put two packs of book clips and a card in there. ☹ Dang it. I'll try to find some more like that and get them out to you. 3y
EmilyM @Rachel.Rencher It's okay! I think it is pretty crappy that someone took them! 3y
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ralexist
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I need your wisdom 🙂

Texreader I use my iPhone to read ebooks so I can‘t help with advice about devices. But I strongly recommend you go to Bookbub and tell it your fave genres. You receive a daily email of ebooks on sale at most ebook stores (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple etc). I‘ve never seen one that costs more than $2.99. And 99% of the time there is at least one free ebook every day. Enjoy!! 3y
Derf I‘ve only ever used a kindle and loved it. Initially it took a while to get used to. I had the paperwhite and upgraded to the oasis this year ....... I‘d hand my oasis in for a new paperwhite any day of the week though. Get a paperwhite and a decent case and after a month you‘ll be a convert 👍🏻 3y
Moonprismpower Kindles have come a long way plus if you get a case you probably won‘t have trouble holding it? I use my iPad but they can get heavy or overheated and the screen doesn‘t read well in sunlight. I also use my phone for audiobooks. I definitely recommend trying the Libby app through your library. Here the catch, you can recommend unowned titles through the Overdrive website but currently not in the app. But if you do recommend a title , pt 1/2 cont- 3y
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Moonprismpower Cont., pt 2/2 you are placed on the hold list if they buy it. Yes digital library titles have a waitlist, it‘s a publisher issue. DON‘T GET A NOOK. 3y
Nessavamusic I‘ve owned a Kindle since generation 2, and I love them. I got an Oasis last year and it‘s been my favorite. It‘s very comfortable to hold and closer to paperback size. (edited) 3y
LauraBeth I had a Kindle in 2010 and hated it bc it seemed so clunky! They‘ve come a LONG way! I decided to try a Kindle again and got a Kindle Paperwhite three years ago and really love it! It‘s small so it‘s always in my bag that I take everywhere. It‘s also easy to read in direct sunlight (unlike my iPad). Plus, it‘s so easy to check out digital copies of library books. I‘ve also dropped it a ton of times bc I‘m clumsy and it still works! 3y
Hestapleton I love my Kindle Paperwhite! I think Best Buy has some on display, so you can hold them and see what you like in your hand. I know some people also put Popsockets on theirs to make them easier to hold, which is brilliant. 3y
sprainedbrain I‘ve had many Kindles... I made the mistake of getting a Fire once, and quickly realized they are meant for tablet usage way more than reading. I switched to Kindle Voyager which I loved (until I accidentally broke it), and now have the Paperwhite, which I also love. It‘s smooth and easy to use. I get most of my ebooks from the library, but do occasionally buy one on Amazon. (edited) 3y
Megabooks I love my kindle paperwhite, but I also love my Flippy (and there are knock offs) that holds it up easily, whether I‘m tired in bed, eating, etc. (I got mine from QVC, I know, but Amazon has better pictures.) https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Angle-Tablets-eReaders-Smartphones-Magazines/dp/B00... 3y
Megabooks I also use my Flippy with hardcover books! Great for supporting the heavy ones. 3y
Megabooks And I get well over half my ebooks from my library‘s e-lending. Overdrive or Libby are what most libraries have. It works well on kindles and kindle apps on phones/tablets. 3y
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Abailliekaras
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Question dear Littens: what is your favourite writers‘ festival (and why)? Mine is Adelaide Writers‘ Week. We‘re doing some brainstorming and gathering inspo for future Writers‘ Weeks - fun times! I‘d love to hear about other festivals that are doing things well. 🙏🏼📚🥰

TheBookAddict Sorry, I can‘t be of much help to you with that question, but what is the Adelaide Writers‘ Week? 3y
Abailliekaras @TheBookAddict it‘s a writers‘ festival as part of the Adelaide Festival - 6 days with writers from Australia and around the world. 🥰📚 3y
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Jerdencon
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76 points

And it‘s an estimate because all my books are in my room right now and I‘m playing on the iPAd but my sons picture books are in sights distance and there are a lot.

Longest word on the book next to me is “geographic”

@ljuliel

ljuliel Great job, and thanks for playing. Geographic would help for points. 😊 3y
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TheSpineView
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@ljuliel

1. I love that Litsy is a non judgemental place of bibliophiles. Littens understand your my obsession with books.
2. Some of the buddy reads because I am not interested in the book. But others enjoy and it doesn't distract me.
3. I would live to be able to direct message.
4. Daily. Usually multiple times. Except for this week because I have been sick.
5. I like it all. I don't participate in them all the time, but choose..

TheSpineView ... the ones that interest me. 6. Just keep Litsy Ad free. 3y
ljuliel Thanks for posting. And I hope you feel better soon. 💕 3y
TheSpineView @ljuliel Thanks! I must be feeling better because I am posting after 2 day off.😋 3y
readordierachel Glad you're feeling better! 3y
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Jerdencon
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1. Most of all the comraderie
2. Posts about certain genres of books I don‘t like but that‘s to be expected
3. Not sure
4. Every day/every other day
5. I love the swaps, questionnaires and read alongs
6. Not sure - I kinda like it the way it is but have also noticed people leaving... not sure why. Maybe a way to put all book posts one place and the questionnaires and swaps somewhere else.
@ljuliel
#keeplitsyactive

ljuliel Thanks for your reply . I agree, it‘d be great to have those areas separated if there‘s a way they can do it. 3y
MuddyPuddle Yup, I‘ve backed off because of all the questionnaires and back-and-forth about book swaps. Not so interesting if you‘re just looking for booktalk. 3y
Crazeedi That's a great suggestion!! 3y
ImperfectCJ I, too, like the suggestion to filter/sort book posts separate from questionnaires and swaps. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Yes, if you could filter by review/blurb/quote and added another category for “other“ or some such, that would be quite helpful. For instance, I didn't mind everyone participating in the Halloween contest/points thing, but the amount of posts concerning just that and not actual books was somewhat overwhelming. 3y
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TheBookKeepers
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I‘m thinking about starting a book blog to post things like book reviews, bookish events, author highlights etc. basically a place 2compile all my bookish browsing &activities I do already &maybe connect more w/ online bookish friends by hosting Readathons, book clubs, &Chats (most probably linked here to Litsy). What do u guys think of something like this? I LOVE Litsy & this is the best bookish community I‘ve found so I value your opinions!

Megabooks Go for it! 3y
Hazel2019 Great idea! 3y
Texreader I say give it a try! As you note, I think you‘d want to continually post about it on Litsy to help attract Littens to your events and reviews. Good luck! 3y
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Texreader 😻❤️ 3y
rajithr Go ahead, full steam! Good luck! 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
TheSpineView I love having my blog. It is my own space to talk about books and such. Good luck! 3y
REPollock Go for it! I‘ve been blogging since 2006 and it‘s a great place to consolidate my thoughts in the long form. 3y
TheBookKeepers Aww thank you all for your encouragement!! I‘m going to give it a go! 🥰 @Megabooks @hazel2019 @texreader @rajithr @TheSpineView @REPollock 3y
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Hazel2019
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I need some suggestions on a good book 📚 subscription service...anyone got a favorite they would like to share? 😊

Skygoddess1 If you enjoy YA, I like Owlcrate 3y
Hazel2019 @Skygoddess1 thanks! I do...will look into that one 😊 3y
Lovesbooks87 I have been doing BOTM for about 2 years and I love it. 3y
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Swell2bme I love BOTM and BOTM YA! I also get Owlcrate for me and Owlcrate Jr for my boys. I love the fun stuff they include every month! 3y
Hazel2019 @Lovesbooks87 @Swell2bme thanks for the suggestion. Will check it out! 😀 3y
Redwritinghood I have Powell‘s Indiespensable, Harvard New Voices and Book of the Month. They are all great. 3y
Hazel2019 @Redwritinghood I ended up signing up for Powell‘s Indiespensable. Can‘t wait for my first book! 😁 3y
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AsYouWish
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One of my college professors shared this on Facebook, I thought I would share it here.

First of all, sorry about some of the language, although I found the comment very funny!

Second, I want to know would you take the job? Would you have conditions?

I think I could do it, but I might have a few conditions. Some sort of lights & my headphones to listen to music or books.

#question #spookyjob #80dollarsanhour #haunted #iwannameetcasper

julesG I'd take the job on the condition that I get a decent lantern and am allowed to listen to audiobooks while working. I love cemeteries, especially at night. Don't mind haunted either, it certainly means quiet company 😁 3y
LibrarianRyan I would do it. 3y
Megara I‘d take it in a heartbeat. 3y
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AsYouWish @julesG I agree if I had light and something to listen to I think I would be fine. 3y
AsYouWish @LibrarianRyan @Megara Would you have any conditions? 3y
Megara Nope. No conditions. 3y
AsYouWish @Megara Awesome!! 3y
SconsinBookyBadger Heeelllll no I wouldn‘t agree to being alone! Adjust the condition to work with that xbovil person then yes I would. 3y
AsYouWish @AnansiGirl Haha!!! I loved their comment and how brave they sounded, also that they planned to chill with Casper and his homies in a Bentley! 3y
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Pogue
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@Avanders how does one get involved with #sfmbc it looks like fun.

Avanders It was something started nearly 2 years ago! I think it has been fun... this round goes until ~Jan of next year, and then I‘ll have to evaluate if I can do another one... if so, I‘ll let you know! ♥️ 3y
Pogue @Avanders I would love it. 3y
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Avanders
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Thanks for the tag @JenlovesJT47 and thanks for making this fun set @jenniferw88 ! ♥️♥️
1. Prob modern, but I have more experience w them 🧐
2. Poirot? 🧨
3. 🤷🏽‍♀️
4. Sure.. prob earrings most now..
5. Deep reds, greens...

1. Queso!!
2. My new Nespresso machine☕️
3. Icing on the Corpse 🐶🎂
4. Since it‘s Thursday... you! ☺️

Also, FYI re #cozyswap —>
I made a new cozy-mystery-want wishlist in goodreads!

👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡♥️

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 3y
Gissy Expresó machine! Sounds good!!! Are you an expert yet!? 3y
Avanders @Gissy wellll... maybe, but it‘s not a true espresso machine... more like espresso-for-dummies 😁😁 I do *want* a real espresso machine though!! ♥️♥️ 3y
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Endowarrior21

@RvnclawWhovian I sent you some questions on Elfster my dear 😍

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Dragonfairykats

I would like to join #jb #justbecause and #kindlitsy . How would I do that? @dariazeoli @CBee

CBee @Dragonfairykats I tagged you the other day in a post - am so sorry if you didn‘t see it! Please email me at cydneybean@gmail.com with your full name, mailing address, and birthday. ♥️ I‘ll get you signed up for #JB! 4y
Dragonfairykats @CBee I'm so sorry I didn't see it!! 4y
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CBee @Dragonfairykats no worries! Shoot me an email when you can and we‘ll get it taken care of ♥️😁 4y
Dragonfairykats @CBee sent 🤗 4y
SaturnDoo @Dragonfairykats I see you found it. I saw where you tagged me in a comment about this so I went to my email to get the info for you and the comment was gone. Glad you are getting signed up!!! 😁❤💜❤ 4y
dariazeoli There‘s a post on @kindlitsy on how to add yourself to the master list! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders 💗💗 thank you!! 4y
Dragonfairykats @dariazeoli on the wiki? Got it! 4y
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MartinaLove
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1. Kale chips
2. Purse
3. When Calls The Heart
4. Anna and the King
5. Turquoise
6. Water melon juice
7. Beach parties

I tag all of you!

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Jen_Reads
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I am driving to Maine next weekend and then again in a month. What are some good audiobooks that aren‘t very long because I only ever listen to them while driving the 7 hours it takes to get to my parents? I am game for almost anything.
In the meantime here is an adorable photo of my cat.
#question #audiobooks #catsoflitsy

Clwojick Do you have goodreads? If so I have a shelf called audiobooks under 7 hours. Feel free to check it out. I‘m listed under the same username 4y
Jen_Reads @Clwojick thanks! I‘ll check it out! 4y
Texreader I listen to between 7-14 hours for the same reason. I‘ll post some of my faves but my very favorite audiobook is (edited) 4y
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tracey38 What an adorable picture! 4y
Texreader All the books by Deanna Raybourn starting with 4y
Leftcoastzen Yay kitty!😻 4y
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Pogue
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1. Three-2 cats Squeeker, and Poirot. Dobby the German Shepherd
2. Nope
3. Crochet, D&D
4. Tucson, Portland OR, and Olympia.
5. Why are the toes and heals of socks a different color than the body of the sock?

Avanders 5 🤯🤯 4y
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RebeccaLHoward
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Backstory: A few of my readers are requesting that I release an audiobook version of The Day After the End of the World?
Question: to audiobook or not to audiobook?
#Poll

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Gaylagal2
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1. Martin Luther King, Barrack and Michelle Obama, Medgar Evers, James Baldwin many more!
2. Barrack and Michelle Obama, Stephen L. Carter, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Marlon James
3. I have a dream speech/March on WA (Rev. King), election and speech of President Obama
4. Mystery/Thriller, biographies/memoirs, true crime.
5. Civil rights from 1960s & blues & rock & roll beginning from greats (Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and more!)
#BLITSYHISTORYMONTH @Chelleo

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Chelleo
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In case you need a little help shopping for your #BlitsyHistoryMonth match 😉All are welcome to answer the questions even if you aren‘t doing the #BHMSWAP

My responses:

1. The Obamas, Maya Angelou, Auntie Maxine Waters, Tracee Ellis Ross
2. Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Pearl Cleage, Angie Thomas, Nicola Yoon
3. Both
4. Fiction (historical), YA, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Non-Fic
5. Black Feminism, Untold stories (ex: Henrietta Lacks and Hidden Figures)

EchoLogical Auntie Maxine! 😆 4y
Liatrek Love Nicola Yoon! I can‘t wait to see The Sun is also a Star this year 😊 4y
cocomass These questions are great! 4y
AlwaysForeverReading I finally got it...lol 4y
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Pogue
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1. The United States
2. John Green
3. Oh about 20 feet
4. Everywhere
5. The Very Best of Charles de Lint
#littenintro @tessavi

tessavi Love how you measure your TBR list 😁 4y
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