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Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3) | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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#spring #booked2023
Thoughts so far-
Wrongly incarcerated - Just Mercy
New in 23- ? I‘m sure there will be many!
Modern take- The Weight of Blood- meant to be a retelling of Carrie- which is a horror classic 😁
Short story- ? - I do have many choices, so will just have to pick one nearer the time
Set in 2 times- This is How
Starts with W- Widowland

Cinfhen Just Mercy is SOOOO GOOD!!! I‘m loving your ideas 💡 3mo
squirrelbrain I was just about to comment that Just Mercy is so good, but @cinfhen beat me to it! 😁 3mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain that‘s good to hear! It was also gifted off Cindy but unfortunately can‘t use for 2 😁 but I‘m not short of gifted books thankfully! 3mo
squirrelbrain Yes, that‘s one prompt that‘s rather easy! #giftedbyalitten 3mo
Oryx And I'm just jumping in to also say Just Mercy is incredible 🙂 @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain 3mo
TrishB @Oryx and now I‘ve got to wait until January! 3mo
Bookzombie I like your take on a classic retelling. I will have to keep that in mind. 🙂 3mo
BarbaraBB Just Mercy does sound good indeed! 3mo
TrishB @Bookzombie always room for a bit of flexibility 😁 3mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB been on the pile for a while now so good chance to read! 3mo
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Dear Mr. You | Mary -Louise Parker
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1. Italy, France, Israel
2. Browsing a book store, spa treatments, curling up with a good book
3. The tagged book ~ a cleverly told memoir
4. My friends on Litsy

Cinfhen Thanks for the tag @Smartypants 💕💕💕 1y
slategreyskies I‘m grateful for this too! 1y
GatheringBooks These are my fave self-care activities, too!!! 💕💕 1y
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Eggs Love # 4 😘🥰 Thanks for playing 😘📖 🌺 1y
Smartypants Love that self care happens in a book store! 1y
Cinfhen Hahaha @Smartypants TRUTH 🧡🙌🏻 1y
Megabooks Grateful for YOU!! 😘😘 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Pop sugar‘s 2021 Reading Challenge just dropped and I am loving both the diversity of the prompts, and focus on TBR in the advanced section.

Also, #Booked2021 had the idea for a ♣️♦️♠️♥️ prompt first. 😝 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Check out the list here: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/reading-challenge-2021-47892177

I have 2 more prompts left on the 2020 list. Almost there! #pop20 #pop21

Cinfhen There‘s a lot of crossover and a bunch of their prompts we‘ve had in previous #Booked challenges 🙌🏻😍 #GreatMindsThinkAlike @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage #PoP21 2y
alisiakae @Cinfhen I think they are starting to recycle a bit from their own lists from previous years! I love their 2021 prompts, more than the 2020 ones. This will be my 6th year, popsugar was the first online RC I ever participated in! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I don‘t know that I like this year‘s. I try to match up the prompts with books in my TBR piles to downsize those piles and will have a hard time with this list doing that. 2y
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Cinfhen I agree, last year‘s prompts weren‘t the best. 2y
Amandajoy I don‘t normally do their reading challenge, but I think I‘m going to do the advanced option this year. Need to whittle down the TBR. Not like that‘s ever really going to happen, but I‘ll take a shot at it. 2y
JamieArc I don‘t usually do reading challenges because I‘m such a mood reader and like to figure out on my own my reading priorities, but a lot of these prompts would cover books I‘ve been meaning to read, or are just really interesting. I might just give it a go this time! 2y
BarbaraBB I finished this year‘s challenge months ago because the prompts were easy or multi interpretabele. I really think the #pop21 prompts are better! 2y
eeclayton I've participated 3 times, including 2020, which I won't finish most probably, but I started out late (some time in April), and it won't bother me if I can't tick off each prompt. I'm not sure I want to jump in in 2021, although the advanced section does look exciting! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft Glad we can say ours were “published” first! I think I‘m sticking to #readingasia2021 and #booked2021 and the nonfiction bingo card that hopefully @Riveted_Reader_Melissa does again in 2021. That‘s more than enough for me! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I already posted it! I‘ll tag you 😉 2y
alisiakae @Riveted_Reader_Melissa and now I‘m off to find #nonfiction2021! 🙌🏽 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @4thhouseontheleft I see you found it! 👍 2y
Cinfhen Oh... I need to find that post too @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love your #NFChallenge 💜😘 2y
saresmoore I love the crossover with the Blackjack prompt! You guys are really on the forefront! 😄 2y
Cinfhen Here‘s the link for #pop21 @andreadmw xx 2y
Crazeedi I found this post! Printed the list so I'll see how far I get! 2y
alisiakae @Crazeedi yay! A few of us use the #pop21 hashtag to track our reads for the challenge! 2y
Crazeedi @4thhouseontheleft ok thank you! Not sure how I'm going to do with it, but I'm going to try 2y
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Devolution | Max Brooks
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 🎉My copy finally arrived #BookMail

eanderson Looking forward to your review! This looks good! 3y
vivastory I'm looking forward to this one 3y
Librarianaut This one‘s on my TBR- can‘t wait for it!! 3y
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Cinfhen I‘m hoping to read it this weekend @Librarianaut @vivastory @eanderson 😁wish there was a Sasquatch emoji 3y
vivastory 😂 I said the exact same thing when @Reggie read it. 3y
Reggie I like that cover. Hope you like it, Scott! 3y
Hooked_on_books Hooray! 🎉 I predict you‘ll zoom right through it. Prepare yourself for vivid descriptions of violence done to a human body. But that‘s just a small part of the book. 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘m excited to read this one! 3y
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Love's Labour's Lost | William Shakespeare
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Happy bookmail day! The Signet edition of LLL arrived right in the knick of time for the #ShakespeareReadAlong 😅 @merelybookish I'm hoping the copy of Titus Andronicus is also on its way...

Also ordered Bunny from Kinokuniya for #bunnyread I'm about two months early and very excited, lol @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Graywacke Woot! 3y
Sace *whisper* Have I missed the Merchant of Venice readalong? 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm Yay! I‘m still waiting for my orders from 22 Apr! 3y
readordierachel I can't wait to hear what you think of Bunny! 3y
Cuilin @batsy Is there a schedule for #ShakespeareReadAlong, I have some plays but may need to order others? 3y
batsy @Cinfhen 🐰🐰😁 3y
batsy @Graywacke 🎉🎉 3y
batsy @Sace Nope! 😁 It's coming up after LLL. I'll tag you and @cuilin both on the schedule posts once I find it. 3y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Nooooooo 😢 Sending good postal energy vibes that it pops up next week (it's definitely Raya holidays that have delayed the post) 3y
batsy @readordierachel I'm super looking forward 🙂 3y
batsy @Cuilin Tagged you and @Sace on the posts... Hope that helps! 3y
Cuilin @batsy 👍 cheers, thanks. 3y
saresmoore Ooh, lovely! You deserve #alltheprettybooks 3y
LeahBergen I need to pick up a copy of Bunny, too. 👍🏻 3y
merelybookish So glad it arrived on time! I quite enjoyed Act 1. And thanks for sharing and updating others on our upcoming plays! (And Bunny is a trip!) 3y
batsy @saresmoore 😘💕 3y
batsy @LeahBergen I was a teeny bit excited and got a head start 😆 3y
batsy @merelybookish I'm a bit behind and haven't finished reading yet! But will join the discussion as soon as I do :) 3y
Cathythoughts Exciting ✨✨✨you‘re all set up for Shakespeare & Bunny read- a -longs !! 3y
BiblioLitten I would love to hear your thoughts on Bunny. It was my first read of the year and it was so bizarre... I loved it😊 3y
batsy @BiblioLitten Glad to know you loved it 🙂 I'm really looking forward to the buddy read 🐰 3y
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Here‘s my updated bingo board for #NonFictionChallenge2020 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa
I made good progress this month, although a few books were really stinkers 😖
I did appreciate Votes for Women, American Pain, The Only Plane in the Sky and The Girl Who Escaped ISIS.
I need ideas for the remaining prompts, if anyone has suggestions 🙏🏻

merelybookish This is not recent but well respected on economics. 3y
Cinfhen Ohh, thanks!!! It‘s on my TBR @merelybookish ❤️❤️❤️Hope you‘re doing well xx 3y
merelybookish @Cinfhen Its on my TBR too. 🙂 We are doing okay, I guess. But life feels pretty strange as I'm sure you know. Hope you're doing well too! 💕 3y
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @Bookwormjillk that was a tough prompt for me 😊Hopefully I‘ll find it!! And it sounds good!!!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa About the law I‘m going with 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa But these were also great ones I‘ve read in the past... 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa For Cybersecurity you know I‘m currently reading about Gamergate, and this book is really good and goes into not only security but trying to get the social media platforms to be helpful.. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa About a candidate...or economics and bailouts...honestly I learned a lot from Elizabeth Warren‘s book if you are interested (edited) 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa If not, I suggest escaping the US Presidental group a bit... maybe John Lewis 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or escaping the US completely...maybe Mandela 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or go candidate adjacent... I‘m sure you read Becoming already, it was excellent if you didn‘t... but how about any other First Lady...or 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa By the way, the other one I had on my list for Cybersecurity was 3y
jenniferw88 If you want to escape to the UK: Class 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa As far as the social safety net...I think the current situation has opened that wide open, so many things might fit in there now. Medical, UBI, income security, food desserts, functioning government are all becoming much more important to our safety.... 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or you could go more historical and read about the Great Depression and FDR and where some of the programs were created and why..... sometime the past is easier to read about then current stuff, but still informative 3y
Cinfhen Thank you SO MUCH @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jenniferw88 your suggestions are so helpful!! Now my TBR is exploding 💜😊 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I might actually go read one of the candidates books that I didn‘t last year with #ReadTheCandidates and read Yang...just because his UBI is starting to make a lot of sense suddenly as part of a social safety net.🤷‍♀️ 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Another one that‘s been on my TBR for awhile, and that I might shoehorn in here because it‘s sort of about the failure of our current social safety net... 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Side note...I read Barracoon and She Said and counted them for the same squares. 😂 3y
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#hiselderliness #bookreport #weeklyforecast

I‘m either early for this week @Cinfhen or late for last week! 😂😂 As you predicted Dad bailed on the Jonestown book #greatmindsthinkalike
He enjoyed Journeys in the Wild but reckons “men with children should stick around and not take up dangerous jobs far away from them”. He loved and highly recommends Buried in the Sky.
Just added the two books on the bottom right to his pile.

LeahBergen I‘m enjoying his book reviews. 😆 3y
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Centique @LeahBergen thanks Leah 😘 He has a unique take on things that‘s for sure. 3y
Rissreads You are so lucky to have this connection with books with your Dad. 💚 3y
TrishB Great post 👍🏻 I love your dads take on books too. 3y
Centique @Rissreads thank you! And it‘s so weird because I never saw him read a book until he grew too frail to do his usual physical outdoors and motorcycle stuff. So this is a new thing since he turned 80 😊 3y
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Hope you‘re all enjoying our #BelowZer00s party🎉we are ready to do it again❣️🎵🤟🏽Was there a book you meant to read published between 2010-2019 that somehow slipped away??? Well, here‘s your chance to nominate a book or two between now & Thursday January 16, 2020 for our next BuddyRead. We‘ll be back to host a fun throwback to the past decade(2010-19) with our signature party style ~ #MAYbeNow coming May 15-17 🎈🥳🎶 ❤️ @BarbaraBB & @Cinfhen

batsy Oooh! Thinking hat's back on! #thebooksthatgotaway #somany 😆 3y
Megabooks Great idea y‘all!! 3y
Cathythoughts Woooohooo ! Must put on my 🎩 too @batsy - I hope to join in ❤️ 3y
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Cinfhen Might need to steal that hashtag @batsy !!!! Yay @Megabooks @Cathythoughts you‘ve all been with me since our very first party #StepfordSummerParty 💕💕 3y
DebinHawaii Count me in too please! I‘ll try to think of a book but I usually like what we end up with. 🤗 3y
KarenUK I never got round to this one, even though I loved but was entirely challenged by Wolf Hall! 3y
KarenUK Also meant to read this but you know #pagecountphobia 😂 3y
KarenUK And still not read this - also #pagecountphobia plus fear of drowning in my own tears! 😂 3y
Cinfhen OMG!!!! You‘re killing me @KarenUK 😂😂😂 3y
Cinfhen Great @DebinHawaii 🧡🙌🏻 3y
Cinfhen Here‘s the book(s) I‘m putting forward 3y
Cinfhen And one more 😜 3y
KarenUK Good ones! Only read 1/3 of those.... 3y
Cinfhen Which one @KarenUK ?? 3y
LeahBergen I meant to read A Little Life and The Heart‘s Invisible Furies! 😬 3y
KarenUK @cinfhen I read Tell the Wolves I‘m home for a bookclub, when it came out... 3y
BookwormAHN Station Eleven, The Night Circus, The Martian, or The Passage are a few that I've missed. 3y
Kalalalatja So glad you are doing it again! 🙌 3y
DebinHawaii @cinfhen Tell the Wolves I‘m Home is excellent. I did the library audio book! 📚❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I wanted to nominate The Wolves as well! 3y
BarbaraBB So now I will nominate 3y
Cinfhen Hahaha @BarbaraBB #GreatMindsThinkAlike ♥️I‘m curious about The Changeling and I read and loved North Water 3y
Cinfhen Good to know @DebinHawaii I own a physical copy but im really into audio these days so I‘ll see if my library has the audio/ I‘m planning on reading Wolves regardless 3y
Cinfhen Good suggestions @BookwormAHN thanks for sharing and you too @LeahBergen although I must say.... how the hell did you miss BOTH of those ??!??? 😂🤣😂😆 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I want to joinnnnn! Will think about book suggestions 🙂 3y
Cinfhen Wouldn‘t be a party without you @erzascarletbookgasm !!!!!!!! 3y
JaclynW I'm happy to read whatever is picked!😊 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Well, I didn‘t actually MISS them. They‘re sitting on my shelves. 😂 3y
Cinfhen Hahaha 😂 @LeahBergen 😘 3y
Cinfhen Great @JaclynW my fellow #partyGirl 💖🎉💖 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve loved ALL your parties, even though not all the books discussed 😁😘. I‘m going to nominate a few. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve meant to read this for a while. 3y
Cinfhen I‘ve read both @erzascarletbookgasm and they would both make great choices!!!! Same with yours @LeahBergen 😊👍🏻📚 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m happy with whatever book is chosen! 😘 3y
Cinfhen We‘ll put together a list and put it to a vote @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻😄 3y
Suet624 I‘d be interested in any of the three that you tagged, @cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen Thanks my #booktwin @Suet624 💋 3y
Suet624 💖💖😻💝 3y
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I saw the writers of these three books recently at Cheltenham Literature Festival; they‘ve all performed #Superfeats that are the basis for their books. Lara Prior-Palmer became the first woman, and youngest person, to win the Mongol Derby, a 1,000 mile horse race, Mimi Anderson is a world-record breaking ultra distance runner, and Emily Chappell won the 2016 4,000km Transcontinental cycle race.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I chose this one today!! I thought it was fabulous #GreatMindsThinkAlike 3y
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen been super-busy again today so haven‘t had a chance to scroll through Litsy yet! Just had a look at your post now, though. I have to say, seeing these three together was interesting - Emily & Mimi were in their 30s when they started their chosen events, and sacrificed a lot, whereas Lara was so much more cavalier! 3y
Cinfhen Was she likeable??? I think some readers found her flippant 3y
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TheEllieMo @Cinfhen she came across as what she is, someone from a very privileged background who‘s never had to worry about anything in her life and is free to do whatever she wants 3y
Cinfhen That‘s a shame 😝 3y
CrowCAH Wow they have much more endurance than I! 3y
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