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Book Report: Publishing Strategies, Writing Tips, and 101 Literary Ideas for Aspiring Authors and Poets | Mark Shaw
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Based on practical advice from Mark Shaw, the author of fifteen published books, Book Report is the only reference on book publishing alternatives writers will ever need. Readers will learn: How To Decide if Your Book Concept has Publishing Potential, How to Create Unique Storytelling Ideas, How To Improve Writing Skills, Why It Is Important to Market the Book Proposal and Query Letter Not The Book, How to Create Exciting Book Proposals and Query Letters, How To Find the Right Literary Agent or Publisher, and Why it is Important to Avoid Subsidy Publishers.
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien 📖 Wide Sargasso Sea #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Dominica
🎧 Unstoppable Us

#CurrentlyReading
📖 #Clarissa
📖 To Have and Have Not
🎧 The Feast of the Goat #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #FoodAndLit #DominicanRepublic
🎧 Middlemarch #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

Cinfhen Looking good 😊 4d
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Susanita
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Various plans for listening did not come to fruition, so I‘ll work on that in the upcoming week. Meanwhile, I finished a couple books and downloaded a couple more for February.

#bookreport

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DGRachel
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I finished two really good books early this week, but have been floundering since, trying to find something that grabs me. Recipe is good, but I know the story from watching the TV series multiple times, so I keep mentally comparing the two. It‘s distracting. Same with The Distant Echo audiobook. I picked up Come As You Are on impulse. It‘s fine, so far, but not demanding to be finished. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookreport

Cinfhen Some weeks are just like that… everything is #MoreMehThanYeah 4d
julesG Your review made me pick up Finlay Donovan 😁 4d
DGRachel @julesG you‘ll have to let me know what you think! I enjoyed it and I think I may bail on my current reads and pick up the second one! 4d
julesG 62% in and can't put it down. 4d
DGRachel @julesG Yay!! That settles it. I‘m buying #2 on my Kobo now and reading it instead of the other things I started! 4d
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hes7
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#BookReport

—read 21 books this week (2 out of 9 forecasted; 2 print, 3 ebooks, the rest on audio; no 5⭐️, but still mostly fun reads)
—📱 Scarlet Angel because this series is ridiculous, but addictive 😂
—🎧 The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
—📖 in between print books at the moment

#loveathon #loveathon2023 #fabulousfebruary

Cinfhen WOW!!!! Freakin AMAZING 🤩 4d
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Cinfhen
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Here‘s my book report from the last two weeks- three I finished before my trip even began. Not much downtime but I did manage to listen to two audios and I read two books. Nothing outstanding but I think I was experiencing sensory overload & my concentration was pretty lax. I have TONS of photos to share but I‘m trying to do so sparingly.

TrishB Looks fabulous ♥️ 4d
squirrelbrain Your holiday looksamazing! I have both Foster and the Maitre‘d one tagged on Scribd. 4d
Deblovestoread I‘m loving all the color in the photos! 4d
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Cinfhen Such a vibrant colorful country @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Deblovestoread REALLY GORGEOUS- but such a huge discrepancy between wealth 4d
Bookwormjillk I hope you post more photos! 4d
Megabooks Love the photos you‘ve shared here!! 💜💜 4d
DivineDiana Thank you for sharing the photos! ❤️ 3d
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First weekend off in a LONG time, so first #bookreport also in a long time!

It looks like I‘ve read loads, but a lot of them are really short.

Sigh, Gone is one of my faves of the year so far, and I was surprised to enjoy Babel.

The bottom 3 are ongoing; will probably finish Elena today. One True Loves is on audio for #aam, and just started Really Good, Actually, which seems sharply funny so far.

Cinfhen Yay for weekend off!!!! Enjoy 🥳 4d
Deblovestoread Great week! Enjoy your weekend 4d
TrishB Enjoy your weekend and your reading ❤️ 4d
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Megabooks Interested to read what you think about 4d
Megabooks I liked it at first but she wore on me as a character. 4d
squirrelbrain I‘ll let you know @Megabooks - she‘s not annoying me yet, but I was starting to think I‘m not the ‘target market‘ for this book, not being a millennial! 4d
Megabooks Yeah, it definitely made me feel old! 4d
Megabooks Also I‘m really glad you FINALLY got a weekend off!! 💜 4d
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Enjoyed the Hendrix and the latest visit with Allon.
Scouse Brows is a collection of Liverpool based poetry that will probably be a mystery to anyone not very familiar with Liverpool.
Currently reading Elena.

squirrelbrain Love the cover of Scouse Brows! I‘m about halfway through Elena. 4d
TrishB @squirrelbrain I think Elena has knocked me down and out. 4d
Suet624 I‘m curious what you mean that Elena has knocked you down? 4d
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TrishB @Suet624 it‘s so sad and depressing! Left me feeling deflated? 4d
Suet624 Gotcha. 4d
Cinfhen I always enjoy catching up with Gabriel 🧡 4d
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MrsV
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Not a bad start to this new year! Might be my best reading month in quite a while.

Favorites of the month: Lessons in Chemistry and Tender is the Flesh

BarbaraBB I loved both too 1w
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Deblovestoread
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Only 2 finished this week. Both were ok reads. I‘m bouncing around my 4 current kindle books. I‘m still pretty early in The Rabbit Hutch but it‘s promising. I should make good progress today in Peach Blossom Spring.

#BookReport

Julsmarshall I‘m currently reading it too. Strange but compelling. 1w
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hes7
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#BookReport

—read 20 books this week (4 out of 9 forecasted; 1 print, the rest on audio; 5⭐️ for The Circus Train)
—📱 Christmas Baggage still
—🎧 The Hellion & Meant to Be #kindleunlimited
—📖 Orange, Vol. 1

megnews I‘m so glad to hear The Circus Train was 5 stars. I just added it to my tbr. 1w
Megabooks Wow! Great week! 1w
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Bambi #ChildrensClassicRead2023
🎧 The Passion of New Eve

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 #Clarissa
📖 Wide Sargasso Sea #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Dominica
🎧 Middlemarch #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 I decided to wait on Parade‘s End and will listen to my February #FoodAndLit choice, The Feast of the Goat, first.

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DGRachel
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I thought I read more this week. NBD, but I have no idea where my week went. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Spare was okay, Breath was great, and Triptych took me longer than it should, but was still good. Bridge of Spies is narrated by Jonathan Keeble, so I started it for Libro‘s audiobook challenge. Looking forward to another week of better balancing reading with non-reading things that bring me joy. #bookreport

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Susanita
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I took a long trip on the Metro to see my friend, but instead of catching up on my reading I listened to podcasts and looked out the window. Nonetheless I did get some reading done the rest of the week.

Finished The Lost Boys (see post yesterday)

I‘m up to the pandemic section of The Sentence, and there‘s also a little bit of reading symmetry as the MC is trying to find copies of Braiding Sweetgrass for the store‘s curbside pickup.

#bookreport

Julsmarshall I love reading symmetry! 2w
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Been the usual chaotic work week. Feel like I‘ve squashed reading in around the margins!
Finished The Violin Conspiracy and the Patchett and enjoyed both.
Currently reading The Diamond Eye and whilst I would never revel in a war situation, I can always read about a bad ass, warrior woman!

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Nine Pints
🎧 Soldier Boy
🎧 Sisterhood of Sleuths
📖 H(A)PPY

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 #Clarissa
🎧 Bambi
🎧 Middlemarch

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start Wide Sargasso Sea
📚 Start another audio, considering Parade‘s End but not sure about starting another long book

Cinfhen Great week 2w
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hes7
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#BookReport

—read 16 books this week (3 out of 9 forecasted; 9 #BOTM for #BacklistReadathon; all on audio; 5⭐️ for Spells for Forgetting, Just Like Magic, A Flicker in the Dark & On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor)
—📱 Christmas Baggage still
—🎧 The Circus Train #bookspinbingo
—📖 Monster, Vol. 7

#joyousjanuary

Suet624 I really liked All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. (edited) 3w
Clwojick Great Job! 💗 3w
Cinfhen Me too @Suet624 probably one of my first BOTM purchases back in 2016!!! I‘m curious about this one… 3w
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Andrew65 That‘s excellent, well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
DebbieGrillo 16?!?! In one week? How? 2w
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Susanita
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It was another mixed bag of a week, during which I accomplished some reading.

Finished Monkey God. I have THOUGHTS but overall I enjoyed the book.

I‘m enjoying Nine Liars but am annoyed that Stevie is so thoroughly leading her friends astray.

Trying to savor this reading of Violin Conspiracy but need to finish Sweetgrass once and for all. Some road trips may be in order.

OTOH, The Sentence needs sit-down time for physical copy.

#bookreport

Cinfhen Great week! 3w
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DGRachel
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Loved my reread of Ausma‘s book for book club, but Shit Cassandra Saw ended up being #moremehthanyeah. Dipping in and out of Bosnia, and I may end up bailing on Spare. My interest is waning. Started my reread of Vicarage for #goldenagecrimeclub. I‘m addicted to the Will Trent TV show, so I figured it was time to read the books. I‘m less the 50% into anything, so I probably won‘t finish anything today but we‘ll see. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookreport

DGRachel Also, there‘s something icky that happened in Triptych that I keep hoping is an error, but I flipped between the 2 chapters several times to check. How that plays out will determine whether or not I keep reading the series because eew. 3w
Cinfhen Oh no! Icky book happenings are never pleasant…glad you enjoyed your reread but sorry to hear Harry may end up a bail…you were SO INVESTED at first. (edited) 3w
DGRachel @Cinfhen I really was! 😭 The whole section about his childhood and dealing with the paps while going through all of the things kids/teens experience was heartbreaking, but now that we‘ve gotten to his military service, it feels like things are starting to drag and I‘m finding it hard to pick it back up. I‘m not giving up yet - I‘ll probably just save it for the work week. 3w
Cinfhen Part two was WAYYYYYY TOO LONG but part three was JUICY❣️ 3w
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Enjoyed Essex Dogs and The Darkest Evening but absolutely loved When Women Were Dragons ❤️
Started another Myron this morning.

Cathythoughts I must look up When Women Were Dragons 👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen Bought Essex Dogs for hubs now need to look for Dragons for me 😄 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen hope you like it 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
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hes7
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#BookReport

—read 17 books this week (3 out of 9 forecasted; 3 ebooks, the rest on audio; no 5⭐️, but still had some fun reads)
—📱 Christmas Baggage because I can‘t stop reading Christmas books
—📖 Monster, Vol. 6
—🎧 Spells for Forgetting #botm #bookspinbingo

Bookzombie That‘s a great week! 4w
Cinfhen WOWZA!!! Fantastic!!! 4w
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading this one - 4w
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Amari & the Night Brothers
📖 Remedy
🎧 The Sentence #AuthorAMonth #LitsyBookClub
📖 Gabriel‘s Gift

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 #Clarissa
🎧 Nine Pints
🎧 Middlemarch

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

Cinfhen Excellent weekly review!!! How‘s this one - I‘ve been curious 4w
Daisey @Cinfhen Not sure yet, as I‘ve only listened to the first two parts so far, but I see what some reviews mean about lack of focus. The first section included information about blood types and then discussed blood donation around the world. The second part was all about leeches; it was fascinating but not strictly on topic to me. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks, sounds a bit more “ academic “ and unfocused for me. I think I‘ll take a pass. 3w
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Susanita
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Today I went to a craft show on the other end of the county, and since I was already halfway there I continued on to the bookstore. I saw a fellow book club member, and we had a nice chat. We were both there to pick up next month‘s selection.

This week I finished two books and made progress in others.

For the #joyousjanuary readathon, I‘ll finally start The Sentence, since I‘ve been carrying it over for weeks now!

#bookreport

Cinfhen Sounds like a lovely day!! And I really enjoyed this book 4w
tpixie What a fun day!! I just read for @Soubhiville #authoramonth (edited) 3w
Andrew65 Have a great week. 3w
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DGRachel
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Not a bad week…a couple of books finished for challenges and an ARC reviewed only a couple of days late. I should finish all but War Posters this week.

#bookreport

Cinfhen Did you LOVE the Prince Harry memoir??!! I was ADDICTED!!!! 4w
DGRachel @Cinfhen I‘m not done but I am really enjoying it. I‘ve seen the interview with Oprah and the Netflix special so some isn‘t new, but it‘s still heartbreaking. Every time he quotes his father calling him “darling boy” I tear up! 4w
Cinfhen And when he says “mummy” 😭😭😭 I haven‘t seen the interview or the Netflix series so I went in with no preconceived notions 4w
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#BookReport @Cinfhen
2023 is starting off strong! All the books I've read so far are four and five stars.
I'm really enjoying my reread of the Little House series! Thank you to @megnews for hosting this #LittleHouse read-along.

Cinfhen That‘s awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 hope the rest of the year is full of great books 💖 4w
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Cinfhen
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I honestly tried with the Erdrich and the Marra but this is the year I #HailTheBail - wayyy too many books I want to read to force myself to read/ listen to something that isn‘t working for me. Touch was #MoreMehThanYeah but the others were all fantastic, especially my two memoirs! Enjoyed both on audio very much. Still loving the #SundayBuddyRead @TheBookHippie
Hope everyone is having a pleasant day😄💖

TrishB I enjoyed La Rose- but understand where you‘re coming from and totally agree- don‘t carry on if not enjoying! 4w
squirrelbrain Love that hashtag! I‘m definitely going to try a bit more #hailthebail this year! 4w
LeafingThroughLife I have been struggling with LaRose, too. I can‘t tell if it‘s because I don‘t like it or because my first two reads of the year set the bar too high. It‘s been a little too put downable for me but still trying to figure out if I should …permanently put it down. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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TheBookHippie The personal librarian pissed me off as I read the true story and took the tour about her 🤣👀 I bailed at the first lie. 4w
TheBookHippie Also I‘m #hailthebail this year as well. 4w
Cinfhen Oh noooooo @TheBookHippie I didn‘t know Personal Librarian wasn‘t 💯accurate - I mean I know it‘s historical fiction but I wasn‘t expecting lies 🙈 4w
Cinfhen I first started LaRose on audio @LeafingThroughLife and then I switched to print and by the 150 page mark, I‘m just not feeling it🤷🏼‍♀️ 4w
KarenUK Eek…. I have Mercury Pics to read…. Now I‘m wary! 😂 4w
Cinfhen Lots of mixed reviews for this one @KarenUK hopefully you‘ll like it more than I did 🫶🏼 4w
BarbaraBB #HailTheBail 🤣🤣 you‘re the master of hashtags 💖 4w
BarbaraBB Worst is that it makes me think of Tom Cruise in Magnolia: #RespectTheCock. No clue why 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂 4w
Cinfhen Hahaha @BarbaraBB that hashtag is wayyyyyyy better 🌶️🫶🏼 4w
Megabooks Great week!! I‘m excited to get the Harry. Just 2 more weeks. My library has 20 copies! 4w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB that hashtag!! 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Cinfhen I LOVED the Prince Harry memoir more than i thought possible @Megabooks 🙌🏻❣️can‘t wait to hear your thoughts 😘 4w
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Loved all I‘ve read this week 😁
Just started Essex Dogs this morning.
Said to my daughter did she have any plans today and she said to finish my book, that‘s my girl ❤️

BarbaraBB That‘s my plan exactly too! 4w
Cathythoughts Sounds like your girl alright ♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts And I just took a screenshot 👍🏻 4w
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TrishB @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts always the best plan! 4w
squirrelbrain Great plan from C! ❤️ 4w
PirateJenny I can't wait for Essex Dogs to be released over here. Just a few weeks! 4w
Cinfhen Definitely your daughter ♥️😁 4w
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen she‘s made a face if anyone interrupted her! 4w
TrishB @PirateJenny cool 👍🏻 4w
Cinfhen Love it 😊😂 4w
LeahBergen I‘m waiting to see how you like Essex Dogs. 4w
PirateJenny I love Dan Jones so I'm sure I'll like it. Also, I have read bits and pieces and very much like what I've read so far 4w
TrishB @LeahBergen @PirateJenny it‘s great so far- definitely getting the smells and feels of the time! 4w
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Nessavamusic
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My #BookReport for Jan 1-8
📔A Merry Little Meet Cute 3⭐️
🎧Before I Let Go 5⭐️
📔The Kaiju Preservation Society 4⭐️
🎧The Hacienda 4⭐️
📔Parallel 4⭐️
🎧Sign Here 4⭐️
🎧My Heart is a Chainsaw 5⭐️
📔Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 10
🎧A Hard Day for a Hangover 4.5⭐️
#WeeklyForecast
In Progress:
📖Intersect 50%
Up Next:
🎧A Caribbean Heiress in Paris, Ship of Magic
📚Kaikeyi, In the Lives of Puppets
My winter break is ending so slower reading coming.😫

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! How do you read so much in one week?! I wish I could! 1mo
Cinfhen WOWZA!!! What a FANTASTIC start to 2023!!! 🙌🏻💕 1mo
Nessavamusic @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks on staycation and audiobooks at 2x speed 😁 1mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Across the Pond

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 The Dogs - reread in hibernation
📖 Remedy
🎧 Middlemarch
🎧 The Sentence #AuthorAMonth #LitsyBookClub

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start Clarissa
📚 I‘ve got big plans for January, but so far I‘m off to a slow start.

Looking forward to another year of tracking my reading with these weekly updates!

Cinfhen You still have the BEST grid!!! Thanks for tagging me 🥰 (edited) 1mo
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DGRachel
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Enjoying a nice, eclectic mix of reads this week and trying to balance reading commitments while still enjoying reading. I fully expect to slow my pace in the coming months. Secondhand Spirits was fun. Quarantine was emotionally draining, but good. Unquiet Dead is a reread for book club and Bosnia War Posters is nonfiction that coordinates with Khan‘s novel. Stardust is just because and narrated by Himself. #bookreport

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Susanita
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Good week of in-office PT and two books finished. Very slowly but steadily I‘m getting back into the swing of things.

Turns out it‘s easier to see what books you‘ve read for the year on Goodreads if you set a goal, so I set a goal of twelve books. So there!

#bookreport

Cinfhen Wonderful!!! 1mo
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TrishB
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#bookreport
The dreaded work came back, I did a 3 day week that contained 3 weeks work, not much reading was done.
DC was amazing
Call to Arms a good series read.
Hopefully finish Daisy today, ok thriller nothing outstanding so far.

rockpools Boo to work! I think I‘m going to have to read Demon Copperhead at some point, aren‘t I? 1mo
batsy @rockpools I was just thinking the same 😆 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I feel a similar back to work struggle. My emails were quiet while I was off for two weeks but I went back & had 3 weeks worth of work to do. Where did it come from?! 1mo
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Cathythoughts Well done reading that long book DC .. I‘m not that drawn to it BUT I have the FOMO 1mo
Cinfhen Boo on the long/ short work week!! I‘ve been looking forward to Daisy but I bet it‘s hard to compete after finishing Demon. 1mo
TrishB @rockpools @batsy it will get you at some point 😁 1mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I hear you! 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen just finished it, it was definitely hard to compete! 1mo
BarbaraBB It seems harder than ever, starting work again. I don‘t feel motivated at all 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB yes exactly! I‘m not sure whether it‘s work or age 😞 1mo
BarbaraBB Bit of both I guess 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Alone
📖 Crashing in Love
📖 Letters from Father Christmas
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
🎧 Ground Zero
📖 Suite Francaise

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 The Dogs - reread in hibernation

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start Middlemarch & The Sentence
📚 More YA & MG reads

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Susanita
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Follow up doctor visit went well, and I feel like I can start easing myself into a routine again. Just in time for a new year!

But first, let‘s close out this week/month/year. It‘s possible I will finish another book today, but it won‘t be one of these. Or I might just write in my BuJo.

Meanwhile, I checked out Botanist‘s Guide from Libby for one of next month‘s book clubs, and I liked it well enough to go ahead and finish it.

#bookreport

Cinfhen Wonderful news from your doctor!! Happy & Healthy 2023 🫶🏼 1mo
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Finished The Murder Book- love this series.
Bournville was a good family saga/social history commentary.
The Weight of Blood was a good Carrie retelling.
Ginger and Me was a sad book, but a great debut and an author to look out for.
Just started Lean Fall Stand and will be rushing to finish today!
Happy New Year all ❤️

batsy Happy New Year, Trish! 🥂🎉 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year to you too! 😘🎇 1mo
arlenefinnigan Happy New Year! 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly Happy New Year love! 😘 1mo
Cinfhen Happy New Year 🎊 1mo
Deblovestoread Happy New Year! 🍾🎆 1mo
MaureenMc Happy New Year! 🎊 1mo
Megabooks Happy New Year!! 1mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year! 1mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Blaming
📖 A Christmas Memory
🎧 Just Like That
🎧 Rescue
📖 The Shadow Prince

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 The Dogs - reread in hibernation
📖 Letters From Father Christmas
📖 Suite Francaise

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads & probably pick up another audio

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Susanita
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Hubby is working today and won‘t be home until later, so I had planned to work on journals and get caught up with podcasts/audiobooks. Instead I alternately read and napped while watching NFL Red Zone!

While I only finished one book, it was a pretty good week. I‘m getting around a little bit more easily, and I haven‘t been bored. We had a great book club meeting for A Fatal Grace, and a friend stopped by bearing chocolates.

#bookreport

Bookzombie Sounds like a great day and what a great friend! 2mo
Cinfhen Im happy to hear your recovery from surgery is going well!!! And who doesn‘t love a visitor that brings chocolate!!!! Happy Holidays ❤️💚❤️ 2mo
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DGRachel
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Happy Christmas Eve! Technically I haven‘t finished anything but I Hate Fairyland this week, but I‘ll finish the Goldin before bed and The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse will be my Jolabokaflod read later this evening, so I‘m claiming both. As expected, it wasn‘t a great week for reading, but Bailey‘s biopsy results were great - no cancer - and she‘s healing beautifully, and I‘d give up reading for that news any day! #bookreport

Bookzombie Great news about Bailey! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Great news about Bailey! Merry Christmas!! 2mo
Cinfhen Fantastic news!!!! Merry Christmas ❣️🎄🎶 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy for you! Happy holidays 🤍 2mo
batsy Great news about Bailey ❤️ 1mo
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Cinfhen
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So surprised to still be discovering “new” books this late in 2022 🤗🤗🤗I actually enjoyed all 5 that I read as well as the audio I‘m currently listening too. This was a great reading week💙!
Sending Holiday wishes out to everyone ❤️💚❤️ Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah 🕎

erzascarletbookgasm Happy Holidays Cindy! 🌈 2mo
Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm Hi, Jessie!!!!! Happy Holidays to you!!!!! It‘s been too long ❤️❣️❣️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen Happy Hanukkah! 2mo
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @Leftcoastzen Happy Holidays to you 🫶🏼 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I love December for reading…all the #auldlangspine lists come around and the “best of” lists. 👏 📚 Happy Holidays! 🌟 2mo
Cinfhen EXACTLY @Chelsea.Poole !!!!and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you ♥️🎶 (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy holidays Cindy 🤍 2mo
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Already having to check what day it is!
Shadow of the Gods was great fantasy.
Loved the new Penny.
Have enjoyed the story collection in German Christmas- will finish this off with good timing today.
Enjoying being back with Tom Thorne in The Murder Book.
Whatever anyone is doing or celebrating this weekend, have a good one ♥️

rockpools That‘s a successful week, then! Have a lovely Christmas Trish. 2mo
TrishB @rockpools hope you‘re feeling ok ♥️ and get plenty of reading done. 2mo
Cinfhen Have a wonderful holiday, Trish!!!! 2mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 The Reader
📖/🎧 Christmas with Anne #KindredSpiritsChristmas
🎧 The Eyes of the Forest

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 The Dogs - reread in hibernation
📖 Blaming

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads & start whatever else catches my attention, probably some Christmas stories.

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Susanita
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My big news this week: knee replacement surgery! I took a book with me, but it sat in my bag. Now I‘m home and healing and sometimes reading.

Fun fact: when I first read A Fatal Grace, I also finished it on December 17. Now I have to pivot quickly and jump to The Madness of Crowds for one of my book clubs.

I got a little further into The Last Chairlift, but it went back to Libby for the next eleven weeks.

#bookreport

Bookwormjillk How are you feeling? 2mo
Susanita @Bookwormjillk NGL. My whole leg is swollen, and my knee aches most of the time. But meds help, and every day is a little easier. Thank you for asking! 2mo
Cinfhen Oy!! Knee replacement is major!!! Rest up and take care of yourself 💕💕💕hopefully audio & books will keep you occupied 😁 2mo
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Catsandbooks Wishing you a speedy recovery! ❤️ 2mo
Reggie Oof don‘t they make you walk as soon as you get up? Hope the knee recovers soon! 2mo
Susanita @Reggie Thanks! I‘m walking as much as I can tolerate…which isn‘t much but gets a tiny bit easier every day. 2mo
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Cinfhen
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I finished 6 this week, which surprised me…I felt like I had no time to read but that 11 hour 14 minute daytime flight gave me plenty of uninterrupted time 😉LOVED Cyclorama the rest were all ok, nothing great. Manhunt was disturbing 😳 Book of Goose is another #ToB23 shortlisted novel - too soon to have an opinion

TrishB Wow 😯 still a fab week! 2mo
squirrelbrain A long flight always offers great reading time! 2mo
BarbaraBB Fab week!! I am looking forward to Cyclorama so much. Think I‘ll bump it up to read it next week. 2mo
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Cinfhen I‘m really curious to see how you‘ll like Cyclorama @BarbaraBB I‘m hoping to send it to you @squirrelbrain this week - and then it‘s off to @TrishB 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
squirrelbrain Thank you Cindy - looking forward to it! 😘 2mo
CoffeeAndABook Wow six in a week is impressive!! I‘m struggling with two at the moment!! 🤪 2mo
Cinfhen How has your trip been @CoffeeAndABook ?? Some of the six books are carry- overs from last week, plus one book was a middle school read!!! But still 6 completed is a good number!! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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A better week this week, reading-wise, and I‘ve actually had a day off today, after 3 weeks of working 7 days. 🎉

The top row is the books I finished in the week, the two #ToB books will be reviewed shortly.

I‘m not hating The Passenger (yet!) but not really sure what‘s going on. Just started listening to Dinosaurs, which I think I‘m going to like. A German Christmas is making me feel very festive!

Cinfhen Fantastic 😍I‘m still not committing to 2mo
TrishB Great week considering the work hours! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I feel like I should read something Christmasy. I‘m not feeling the holiday mood at all this year. 😕 2mo
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Centique Oh my god 3 weeks of 7 days work is terrible! I hope that isn‘t going to continue 😳 2mo
squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly - @julesG sent me both of the Christmas books and they‘ve certainly helped me feel more festive! 🎄 2mo
julesG Good to hear you have time off and are feeling more festive. 2mo
bnp Hope you get some rest and top up yourenergy tank. 2mo
BarbaraBB Great week and I am so glad you had a day off!! 2mo
squirrelbrain @Centique @bnp I‘ll be working until Friday, then we *hope* to get away for a few days after Christmas, weather permitting.🤞 2mo
ErikasMindfulShelf I loved Dinosaur 2mo
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DGRachel
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As expected, I read very little this week. Bailey had X-rays Monday to make sure her heart wasn‘t enlarged so she could handle anesthesia and then had surgery to remove a tumor on Thursday. I started library books, then switched the the Goldin ARC, but even that was too much for my brain. Sleeping on an air mattress in my living room with Bailey is not conducive to rest, so I doubt I will finish anything this weekend. #bookreport

DGRachel And Bailey‘s recovering well - mostly just grumpy that she‘s not allowed to jump onto the couch and throwing tantrums about it. 😂 2mo
TrishB Glad she‘s on the mend ♥️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy she is OK! Hope you can get some rest soon! ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, I missed the Bailey drama but glad all is well ♥️ 2mo
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Peace was a good read.
50 words for snow was fantastic and I was reading as it was snowing!
Euphoria- bailed. Not reading anymore fictional novels based on Plath.
Brother was a small sad book about poverty and racism 💔
Just started Unlikely Animals.

squirrelbrain Wow - a good week! And have you finished work now? 🤞 2mo
Cinfhen Great week! You managed a lot! 2mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen not bad with work! Done until 4 Jan now 😁 just the shopping to do!! 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 2mo
CarolynM Enjoy your Christmas break😘 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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#WinterReadathon #BookReport for Dec 4-11:
🎧The Well of Ascension 5⭐️
📔Vinland Saga 2 5⭐️
🎧The Heiress Hunt 3⭐️
🎧The Holiday Trap 3.5⭐️
📔The Plight Before Christmas 4⭐️
🎧Tread of Angels 3⭐️
🎧The Witch‘s Heart 4⭐️
#WeeklyForecast
In Progress:
📖Headcase 10%
🎧When You Wish Upon a Duke 24%
📖Witch Hunter Atelier 2 40%
The Reluctant Countess 30%
Up Next:
The Duke & The Lady in Red
Treasure

Andrew65 Brilliant 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 2mo
Cinfhen Wowza!!!! Fantastic!!!! 2mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Villette #PemberLittens
📖 The SnowQueen #ChildrensClassicRead2022
🎧 This Close to Okay

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖/🎧 Christmas with Anne #KindredSpiritsChristmas
📖 The Dogs - reread in hibernation
🎧 The Reader

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads & start whatever else catches my attention.

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Susanita
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It wasn‘t the best week for football, futbol, or reading.

Cinfhen I hear ya!!! It‘s been a wild week for sure!! 2mo
Suet624 I could never read so many books at the same time! 2mo
TrishB @Suet624 I‘m a one on the go person! 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Not the best week but still managed to finish 4 books. I LOVED Ocean State & wish it would have made the #ToB23 short list. Blame was good, I really enjoyed Diamond Eye on audio & thought Human Blues had potential but was just too long.

Megabooks Great summary! I hope you‘re having a good trip! 💜💜 2mo
Cinfhen @Megabooks you interested in this one?? Otherwise I‘m leaving it here! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, I am! Thanks! 💜💜 2mo
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Cinfhen Fabulous!!! I think you‘re gonna like it @Megabooks !!! Not as good as search but it‘s not a dud😜 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yayayay!! 2mo
TrishB I‘d say 4 was great! 2mo
Cinfhen Yes, 4 is still great @TrishB / not sure what this week will bring either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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sblbooks
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#BookReport @Cinfhen

Finished:
All is Calm; All is Bright 3🌟
Jotham's Journey 5🌟
Pearl Harbor Christmas 3🌟
Once Upon a Wardrobe 4.5🌟
The Christmas Eve Promise 4🌟

Current read-alongs
#LittleHouse @megnews and #KindredSpiritsChristmas @BarbaraJean

#WeeklyForecast
Coming up: The White Christmas Inn

Cinfhen Lovely graphics and wonderful week 😁 2mo
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