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LibrarianRyan
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Hey All,

Sorry for the info dump. I am almost caught up. I should just have 3 books I need to finish tonight and 2 I DNFed.

Also i don't want anyone to think I have not been thinking about the #BBRC. I have. The new list was posted to The Story Graph earlier today. The new list is here and I will post more info tomorrow and start to post my results soon

https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/7f60b62a-efd1-4581-b8d4-a32d64f...

LibrarianRyan For those doing the challenge that ends TOMORROW, GET YOUR LISTS IN THE STORY GRAPH. It will not let you add to the list after tomorrow (learned that one the hard way). I need to see who completed so I can send out prizes. 2d
Librarybelle I‘m not going to finish this year‘s challenge, but I think I‘m closer than other years. Thanks for hosting, and I‘m definitely signing up for the next one! (And thanks for introducing me to StoryGraph through this year‘s…I‘m loving it!) 2d
LibrarianRyan @Librarybelle I am finishing by the skin of my teeth. I am glad you love it. Hope you like this prompts.
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BookwormAHN
The Monster of Florence | Douglas Preston
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This was an interesting book. Douglas Preston went to Florence Italy to write a fictional crime novel & ended up getting mixed up with the real monster of Florence case. A case that was compared to London's Jack the Ripper & helped inspire Thomas Harris' Hannibal.
#BBRC #GrowUp #TrueCrime @LibrarianRyan
#Booked2022 #WrittenByAJournalist @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

DGRachel I really enjoyed this book. So much so that when I accidentally left my copy on a plane (unfinished) I had to buy another (hardcover) copy so I could finish it. 😂 3d
BookwormAHN @DGRachel I don't blame you 😸 3d
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Cinfhen This was a fabulous read!! Great pick 😎 3d
Roary47 Awesome! 3d
LibrarianRyan Nice. 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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Librarybelle
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I cannot believe it‘s time for the middle of the month #readathon ! For #JoysOfJune , I‘ll aim to read 20 hours…there are a couple of books I must read for work, but I also have a couple of weeks left to complete as many #BBRC prompts as possible. We‘ll see how it goes!

Andrew65 Tempis Fugit! Good luck 😊 3w
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Librarybelle
On Being 40(ish) | Lindsey Mead
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Squeezed one more book in before it officially becomes June on the US East Coast…

This collection of essays shows the joys and sorrows of being 40(ish). Some are better than others, as in any essay collection, but the whole point is 40 is what the reader makes of it. Count your blessings. Find inspiration. #Essays #Adult #BBRC

LibrarianRyan Nice! 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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Vansa The horse and his boy has always been my favourite Narnia book. I love the weaving in of Arabian nights themed fantasy into this. And I like the subverting of tropes, that flighty, chirpy Lasaraleen, when it comes down to it, shows immense bravery to help her friend. 1mo
imyril I've always had a soft spot for these two although I suspect I'd have a lot of eyeroll these days for the way Lewis depicts the Calormenes. Nephew is the one that has stayed with me - I have always found Jadis unusual as a children's fantasy villain and appreciated her all the more for it; and Uncle Andrew is just nastier and better observed the older I get. Such small-minded and very human sins all round (however big Jadis's ambitions!) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! The Narnia series is a favorite of mine. 1mo
LibrarianRyan What a great series. 1mo
Roary47 Narnia is the best! 1mo
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Librarybelle
Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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Did I stay up way late to finish this one? Yes, yes I did. I‘ll pay for it tomorrow, but I had to find out what happens! Without giving away any spoilers, this #SupernaturalThriller is probably my second favorite by St James…she has this incredible way of building suspense with a multitude of clues and a creep factor that makes me keep all of the lights on as I read. Cannot wait to discuss this next Sunday! #SundayBuddyRead #BBRC #YeahBaby

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
5feet.of.fury I‘m so excited for the conclusion of this one! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks I can't wait to finish reading this one this week! 2mo
Librarybelle @5feet.of.fury @CoffeeNBooks It is so good! 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhh 2mo
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Librarybelle
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Mehso-so

This cozy mystery was so crazy - eccentric characters, bizarre situations, and some pretty unbelievable moments. Yet, a good way to suspend belief and escape reality for awhile. Lots of characters in this one, and I think some of the situations in this novel definitely fall into the #BumblingDetective category. Fast read, and I may try the next in the series at some point. #BBRC #Adult

LibrarianRyan yeah. I have the newest book in this series. i need to get around to reading it. 2mo
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Librarybelle
The Capture | Kathryn Lasky
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Mehso-so

I went into this book knowing this is not my typical read, so I already kind of had low expectations.

There is so much violence and evil in this book, that it almost felt like it had to be an allegory of something, or a cautionary tale, or it could just be a very violent world depicted. The darkness of tone didn‘t bother me. I persevered to check this off #BBRC for the #AnthropomorphicCharactersPublishedBefore2010 prompt.

hannah-leeloo I love the film I was a few of the books too. 2mo
LibrarianRyan This was such a big book series when I was still a children's librarian. I just didn't get it it. I didn't care for it either.

Ryan
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Librarybelle @hannah-leeloo @LibrarianRyan I can remember when this was incredibly popular at the library! I‘m not seeing it check out as much anymore, and I actually forgot about the movie until I started reading this. 2mo
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Librarybelle
Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Told from the perspective of four young adults, this #historicalfiction novel chronicles the final days of WWII and the refugees fleeing the Russian advance. It‘s spellbinding, horrific, and deeply emotional. Sepetys has a way with words and the hook that keeps you reading. I loved this one. #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

#TeenAngst #BBRC

#19822022 #2016

LeeRHarry Loved this one too. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I can't bring myself to read this after the author killed me with Between Shades of Gray. 2mo
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan I understand - this one is also have tissues at the ready 2mo
Librarybelle @LeeRHarry ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Jerdencon I‘ve read some of her others and I loved this one too. 2mo
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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐ I have been a big fan of Little Critter all my life. I can remember listening to the original 8x8 book and reading along to the record. Now little critter has entered the world of easy readers and it does work. It isn‘t as impactful or as charming as I remember, but it was still a lot of fun seeing Little Critter help out dad.

#BBRC Hammer

BethM Little Critter is great! 2mo
TNbookworm My daughter loved Little Critter 💕 2mo
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