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Cinfhen
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Friendly reminder... don‘t forget to share the books you‘ve read for the third quarter of #Booked19 📚#FinalQuarter starts October 1 🍁🍂🍁And don‘t forget to tag your hosts so we can enter you in the gift card drawing 💚

IamIamIam AAARRRGGHHH, I've got 5 more chapters to go and I'm finished!!! Tough choice, laundry or 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Posted mine last month 🙂 4w
Cinfhen Yes, you did @erzascarletbookgasm 😘Are you reading Geek Love for genrebursting @IamIamIam ??? 4w
IamIamIam I am!!! I read this at an inappropriately young age, maybe 14 or 15, and it's stuck with me ever since! I flipping love this book!!! It's definitely not for the faint of heart!!!! 4w
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sammisho
All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Panpan

Trigger Warning: Suicide

I think this book could have had an important and impactful message.this book could have been about reducing stigma, listening to the signs, not being afraid to speak up. But instead, I found it really problematic. I thought it romantized teen suicide. I am over the tortured, mysterious, "sexy" trope.
#booked19 book to movie
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

sammisho Also...the audio is pretty awful! 1mo
Cinfhen Ugh! Appreciate your honest review 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Keeping it real. I‘ll bet I‘d have the same concerns. Thanks! 1mo
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ferskner
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Pickpick

I became a fan of My Favorite Murder late in the game (mostly out of trepidation that I wouldn't be able to handle serial killers), but their combination of mystery, comedy, and friendship is perfect. This book captures all the bits of wisdom that fans of the show adore.

#pop19 #bookbytwofemaleauthors #readharder #humorbook @bookriot #booked19 #relatedtoapodcast @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

JulietBooks I'll try... especially, the not getting murder part. 2mo
Cinfhen Great progress ❣️❣️❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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ferskner
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Another favorite Christie for me. The solution is chilling and diabolical, and I think quite a bit darker than most of her other books. #agathachristieclub @Bambolina_81 #booked19 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #readharder #cozymystery @bookriot

raeintheworld I‘ve got this one on hold with Libby. I‘m working through Poirot mysteries in order. 2mo
ferskner @raeintheworld me too! I read a Christie a month, in publication order. We used to have the #agathachristieclub on Litsy but I think I'm the only one still going. :) 2mo
Librarybelle I‘m so far behind in the #agathachristieclub ! Maybe a year or more?? I should probably binge read to catch up...I miss reading her monthly! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Maybe we need to restart the #agathachristieclub - I would be way into that! I read all her books in published order a few years ago and would love to work through them again. 2mo
ferskner @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks YES! I'm pretty far into it so I wouldn't want to start over, but I'd love company. @batsy you in? 2mo
batsy @ferskner Yes! Like you I probably wouldn't start over but I'm trying to keep going from where I left over from reading her books chronologically. I'm not sure how it would work if we're all at different books but it's fun to just keep the club going for us to find each other through the tag and read the comments and reviews :) 2mo
Librarybelle @batsy @TheAromaofBooks What if we had two pieces to this? I‘m so behind that I don‘t mind starting again, and anyone who wants to join in on that piece may do so - read a book a month, with discussion at the end. For those in the middle of this, maybe just continuing where we should be under the original club. I don‘t think it would be too confusing...Littens would have the option to start from the beginning or pick up in the middle of the list. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @batsy - maybe keep the original #agathachristieclub but also add a secondary tag to differentiate, like #secondround or something like that? 2mo
Librarybelle I think that would work, @TheAromaofBooks ! 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @batsy Honestly, I wouldn't mind taking a break for y'all to get caught up. I'm also behind on where I should be, and but I remember the books well enough that I could join in on discussions at the end of the month, and I'd reread some of my favorites. I am SUPER behind on a bunch of podcasts and series, so this would give me a chance to balance that out again. 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @batsy I'm also a big fan of the All About Agatha podcast, where they recap and analyze all the books, so that could help me refresh my memory as well. :)
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batsy @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle I'm not sure where we last stopped as a group or where we should be right now; the last one I read following publication order was Lord Edgware Dies. @ferskner That podcast sounds great by the way, thank you for recommending! I'm going to check it out. 2mo
ferskner @batsy it's really fun! They're sometimes pretty catty and I don't always agree with their favorite books (they LOVED The Man in the Brown Suit), but they do discuss the underlying racism and sexism and take into account how well the stories have aged as part of their ranking system. And I always love a ranking system! 2mo
Librarybelle @batsy @TheAromaofBooks @ferskner The next one on the list for me is Peril of End House...no clue how far that is down the list from everyone else. I‘m fine with however we want to do this! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @batsy - I've never participated in this type of long-term reading group before, so I'm not sure how it usually works. Do we have an official list somewhere? 2mo
Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks @batsy We were using the publication list from Agatha Christie‘s website. It has a breakdown chronologically of her works and designated UK titles versus US titles, since a few are different. 2mo
batsy @TheAromaofBooks Hope the link works https://www.agathachristie.com/stories If you scroll down to the bottom it says "download the full list of works" or something and it's a nice handy pdf file :) OK so I'm still a bit clueless about how to proceed from here if we're all at different books ? @Librarybelle 2mo
ferskner @batsy @librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks what do y'all think? I'm fine with taking a reading break to let the group catch up (but still participating in discussions), but if that's crazy then I'll do whatever. I tend to overthink these things. :) 2mo
ferskner @batsy @librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks or maybe we do two a month until we get caught up to @batsy?
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Librarybelle This has been a great discussion! I think I also tend to overthink things. I believe I‘m a couple books away from Lord Edgware, so I‘m close to @batsy . My thought had been maybe some of the newer Littens would like to join in - I‘ve seen a lot of Agatha Christie being read, so kind of why I said maybe to have a start over to reintroduce the idea. But, I‘m totally up for anything! We need Dame Christie to help solve this puzzle! 😂 @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 2mo
batsy @Librarybelle @ferskner Poirot would be appalled at my not so active little grey cells 😂 I think this sounds great; I've no problem with waiting. For newer Littens who are Christie fans, if they'd like to do a readalong in publication order like we are, perhaps like @TheAromaofBooks suggested they can add the #secondround or something tag to their posts? 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @ferskner @batsy - the link definitely worked, and that is a super useful list no matter what we decide to do haha It looks like there are 16 books before Lord Edgeware, so that is almost a year and a half for those ahead to wait. Are there people out there still doing the original list? If no one else has been participating in discussions, I think we can do whatever we want. Anarchy!! 2mo
Librarybelle Haha, anarchy! I don‘t think anyone else has been participating. Maybe we should just keep reading and posting at our own pace?? @TheAromaofBooks @batsy (edited) 2mo
batsy @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks I'm down with anarchy! 😆 I think we can do just that? 2mo
ferskner @batsy @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle haha this discussion! We're such nerds. I agree with @Librarybelle that I'd like the idea of opening it up to new Littens and also having a monthly discussion so there's a little bit more of a book club feel than the original club had. Can we do that, and maybe call it #agathachristieclubR2 or something like that? I'm happy to spearhead the discussions. Then those ahead can keep reading at our own pace? 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @batsy @Librarybelle - I think it would be great if @ferskner would like to be a gentle guide as to what we are reading next, and to organize the discussion? We have a week until September, so maybe this is a good time to invite people to start? 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @batsy @Librarybelle I think that since perfect! I'll post something later tonight. 2mo
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Simona
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I‘m done with the Fall part of the #Booked19 reading challenge and my favorite is the book in the tag. Plotless and slow story about growing, but rich in setting and prose.

Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻. I‘ve still 2 books to read for summer ... better hurry up 😉 3mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊well done ♥️ 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! ♥️📚👊🏻 3mo
Simona @Cathythoughts Thank you 😊I have to read for the summer only one book and then my Booked 2019 challenge will be completed🤓 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 | Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
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Pickpick

Since this is my #LMPBC #groupU read I will not say much but I loved it. Can‘t wait to read the next volumes.

First read of July done!

#litsyAtoZGN
#mountTBR
#booked19 #genrabusting
#littenlovebingo #pickedbyME
#nancydrewchallenge #fantasy
#gondorgirlGNchallenge
#killyourTBR

hannah-leeloo I love the dark crystal. My husband treated me to the Jim Henson novel of this that goes to the set I have including the labyrinth. Can't wait to read it. Happy reading hun. And @Jackal121 look, yay! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @hannah-leeloo I have quite a few Labyrinth and DC books. I just havent read them yet. the #LMPBC was a great reason to get started. Do you have the Story Tellers collection? 4mo
hannah-leeloo @LibrarianRyan i haven't as of yet as they are on my wishlist, they look really promising and can't wait to have them to add to my other Jim Henson's. I love his books. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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3 🌟 What happens when Fate and Chance make a bet over a map?
I almost DNFed. The book moves along very slowly, and the audiobook makes it worse. On top of that, beauty is a big thing in this book. Isabella asks the fairy queen to give her beauty, and the fairy queen says she will only grant this wish if Isabella can find all three pieces of her broken heart. This book is that quest. listen @ 1.75 speed to stay awake.

Full Review GR and LT

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Butterfinger
The House of Special Purpose | Christopher Hyde
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Just finished an awesome week of reading.

#PopSugar19 - 37/50 K?K! (question) / R (game) /
THOSP (same title)

#Booked19 - 17/24 R (social media) / LWFC (food) / TWR (middle grade) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

#ReadHarder19 - 14/24 LWFC (Mexico voices) / TWR (Oceania voices) / TOAOI (animal POV)

#AroundtheWorld19 - 5/52 K?K! (Haiti)

4thhouseontheleft You‘re making great progress in your reading challenges! 🎉🎉 6mo
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LibrarianRyan
To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
Pickpick

This book is a collection of letters between two girls who never want to meet. Once you start this book, you will have a hard time putting it down. I am thankful to my friend who said, hey all, let's read this. It will now go on my always recommend pile.
#ReadHarder
#Booked19
#LittleLoveBingo
#NancyDrewChallenge

Full Review on GR and LT

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Butterfinger
Round House | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

Definitely will stay with me for a long time. Incredible writing and characterization. Please read if you are interested in reservation life in the 80s to current time.

#Booked19 11/24 (indigenous author) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

4thhouseontheleft I love her books! 6mo
AmyG I lover her books, too. She is a wonderful writer. 6mo
Cinfhen I might try this one for this prompt!!! 6mo
Butterfinger @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft I would not have known about her without this prompt. Thank you. 6mo
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