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llwheeler
Traitors | Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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Joining in on #weeklyforecast! @Cinfhen

I should finish Traitors and The Dutch House, about halfway through both now. And after setting it aside for a while, I've been reading Genji again. I'm about 75% now, so hoping for another 10% or so. If I finish all that, I'll start something new - but I doubt it since let's be real, there's also many hours of playing Pokémon shield in my forecast this week 😁

Crazeedi I totally enjoyed the dutch house! 2mo
llwheeler @Crazeedi awesome ☺️ it's my first time reading Ann Patchett and I'm enjoying it so far too! 2mo
Cinfhen What‘s Pokémon Shield???? #InquiringMindsWantToKnow 2mo
llwheeler @Cinfhen Pokémon shield (Pokémon sword is the other version) is the new Pokémon game that just came out for Nintendo switch 2mo
Cinfhen Hmmmm, haven‘t heard any of my kids or nephews talking about it. I‘ll have to ask them (edited) 2mo
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TrishB
Ariel | Sylvia Plath
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#burn #poetrymatters
From Lady Lazarus.

Cathythoughts “ a wedding ring , a gold filling “ ........ these are some lines of poetry 5mo
slategreyskies I just stumbled across these burn poetry posts. Where do the prompts come from? Is it a prompt a day or per week? #inquiringmindswanttoknow 5mo
TheSpineView @slategreyskies I post the prompts at the end of each month for the next month. You can find the August prompts on my feed or just be searching the hashtag #poetrymatters. Would love to have you join us! 5mo
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TheSpineView Excellant! 💜💜💜 5mo
TrishB @slategreyskies I just tagged you too 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts 😘 she always does it for me. 5mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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wanderinglynn
How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I‘ve made it about a fourth of the way through (pg 80). But I‘m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. The pacing is a bit slow and the constant time jumping doesn‘t helping. I‘m thinking about putting it aside although I want to know about Marion.

Any thoughts? Does the pacing pick up any? #inquiringmindswanttoknow

Avidreader25 I struggled with the same thing and I finished it. To me it wasn‘t worth it and I wasn‘t a big fan. 6mo
thereadingowlvina Same here! But I finished it and did not enjoy this book at all 😔 6mo
wanderinglynn @Avidreader25 @thereadingowlvina Thanks for letting me know. Maybe putting it aside for now is a good call. 6mo
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OnlyYoo I finished it and it doesn‘t get better... 6mo
wanderinglynn @OnlyYoo that‘s disappointing. 6mo
Avidreader25 @thereadingowlvina @OnlyYoo Glad I wasn‘t alone in thinking that! 6mo
Nocapes I‘m at about the same spot, and having the same feeling. Disappointed to hear that it doesn‘t get better. I love the idea of the book, but the pacing just seems “off”. (edited) 6mo
wanderinglynn @Nocapes Yes, I agree. Love the idea, but the story just isn‘t working. 6mo
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Endowarrior21
The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack

Okay have a question for the ones that went to #Bookcon I know it‘s not free to get in but can you get free books or do you have to pay for those too. I am thinking of going next year but I have to really budget if the books I want are not free.

wanderinglynn If I remember @MrBook & @TheSpineView were 2 who went to Bookcon. Maybe they can help answer your question? #inquiringmindswanttoknow 8mo
GripLitGrl Publishers do offer free ARC's & Galleys this was my second year attending. I'm gonna post my books later after work. The ARC's for required standing in line 1 1/2 to get the book a lot of the lines closed down before the time the giveaway was scheduled to be offered which was unfortunate i missed a lot of books i really wanted. Waiting in lines had me miss some speakers also. But it's a good time i defiantly recommend going to experience it. 8mo
LibrarianRyan For Book Con it is a little of both. Some signing lines require you purchase the book, some give out free ARCs, it just depends. There are normally long lines for free arcs, and they are usually limited. Some you have to sign up for when you register (ticketed signings), and some you get a ticket 30 minutes before it starts, and others are just massively long lines. This isn't a bad thing, is lines are a perfect place to sit. (on the floor). 8mo
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TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan did an excellent job of describing how it worked. The only thing I will add is, if there is a free ARC that you must have, get in line early. Most books I saw for sale were at a discount if you decide you need it bad enough to buy. 8mo
MrBook @GripLitGrl , @LibrarianRyan , and @TheSpineView , provided excellent explanations 😁! 8mo
MrBook So, BookExpo has a ton of free books, BookCon has a few. If you want a free book, get a ticket ahead of BC or keep an eye out for tickets for them, which are called “drops”. As long as you have a ticket, you‘ll be able to snag a free book (they give out as many tickets as they have copies), so you don‘t necessarily have to wait in line the whole time. I usually would get in line when it was almost done, freeing me up for other things. 8mo
MrBook With the big publishers, they usually offer hardcovers for something like $10 and paperbacks for $5. Or there‘s a 50-75% discount. The discount gets bigger as the last day gets closer to ending because they don‘t want to haul all that heavy stuff back to the office if they can help it. 8mo
MrBook Small publishers and independently-published authors tend to ask full price. There‘s also all the merchandise booths, which have some really awesome goodies. They usually offer a 25-50% discount as well. 8mo
MrBook When I could afford it for past conventions (not just BookCon but others too), I would take $200 in cash with me. Cash is king. Not everyone accepts card. 8mo
LibrarianRyan I will also add that not every publisher you see Lutyens posting from expo will be at con. A lot of foreign language and publishers that work more with libraries will pack up and not stay for con. For example Scholastic. I don‘t know if they were at come this year, but the two expos I went to, scholastic packed up and did not attend con. 8mo
Endowarrior21 Thank you all for the input and info 8mo
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CarolynM
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It's always good to have a #RoomWithAView on holiday. Here is the view from my room this week. #SeptemberDanes

Cinfhen Stunning!!! Where were you??? #InquiringMindsWantToKnow ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
CarolynM @Cinfhen Copenhagen - very appropriate for September Danes, no? 1y
Kalalalatja Beautiful 👌 1y
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youneverarrived Lovely! 1y
JennyM Beautiful 1y
Rissreads Lovely! 1y
Centique Wow! It‘s incredible! 😍😍 1y
Cathythoughts Stunning ❤️ 1y
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Cinfhen
Bottle Rocket: Screenplay | Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
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#SeptemberDanes Today‘s prompt is hard!!! But my first (and only) thought was the Wes Anderson film Bottle Rocket starring brothers Owen & Luke Wilson, hence #RocketBrothers 🚀🚀🚀 It‘s one of those mad caper dark comedies involving 3 goofy friends who decide to pull off a heist. Can‘t wait to see what the rest of you post today #creativeLittens

Cinfhen @Reggie I feel like you‘d like this movie...have you seen it?? (edited) 1y
2BR02B Nice! This is my fifth favorite Wes Anderson film. 1y
vivastory @2BR02B I have to ask, what are the rankings for the others? 1y
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2BR02B @vivastory @Cinfhen The Grand Budapest Hotel > The Royal Tenenbaums > Rushmore > The Life Aquatic > Bottle Rocket > The Fantastic Mr. Fox > Moonrise Kingdom > The Darjeeling Limited 1y
2BR02B I haven't formulated a concrete ranking for Isle of Dogs yet as I've only seen it once, but it could knock BR down to sixth. 1y
CarolynM Very good. I'm completely stumped 1y
vivastory @2BR02B I haven't seen Isle of Dogs yet. My rankings: Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Grand Budapest Hotel, Darjeeling Limited, Bottle Rocket (#5 for me too!), Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr Fox, Life Aquatic. 1y
vivastory @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Care to chime in with your rankings of Wes Anderson's movies? 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen a few of your favs @vivastory @2BR02B 1y
Cinfhen Thanks @CarolynM I‘m stumped for tomorrow but I have all day today to think of something 😄😜 1y
Reggie I have not seen this movie. 1y
Cathythoughts This is great .. it‘s a tough one. I have something ... but I‘m stretching it a bit 😬. Well done you !!👍🏻 (edited) 1y
Kalalalatja I love the Wilson brothers! 👏👏 and I haven‘t watched the movie (or any Wes Anderson movie 🤫) but based on all the enthusiam from @vivastory and @2BR02B I think I need to rectify that! 1y
vivastory @Kalalalatja He's definitely one of my favorite directors! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Good one! 1y
mabell Yes this was great! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks all, but you guys are killing it too!!!! @ephemeralwaltz @mabell @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @Reggie u should watch the movie....I think you‘d like it!! 1y
Mdargusch I love those brothers! I need to watch this! 1y
Cinfhen They are sooooo young in this film @Mdargusch 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @vivastory @2BR02B @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Reggie You guys, this was literally the best possible way to spend my Wednesday morning. Here we go: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou > The Royal Tenenbaums > Bottle Rocket > Moonrise Kingdom > Fantastic Mr Fox > The Darjeeling Limited > Isle of Dogs > The Grand Budapest Hotel > Rushmore 1y
VioletBramble Still in bed this morning, watching Moonrise Kingdom and scrolling through Litsy when I happened upon this post. I love Wes Anderson movies. 1y
Cinfhen Interesting @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I haven‘t seen your #1 pick but I‘m a fan of The Royal Tenenbaums 😊I love when real life & Litsy collide @VioletBramble 1y
vivastory @2BR02B @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I think I need to give Life Aquatic a second chance. I remember when it first came out it felt a bit too eccentric & artificial. I've always loved the soundtrack though! 1y
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Aloisi_tribe
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I‘m thinking about getting a Kindle Oasis. I have a Paperwhite now and I‘m wondering if the Oasis is that much different than the Paperwhite and worth the money? Does anyone have an Oasis? If so, how do you like it? How long does the battery last? Do you have the charging cover? #inquiringmindswanttoknow

Puredragonstar Oh man, I LOVE my Oasis! So the other day I took out my Voyage to see the difference and I found it so difficult to switch back to it. The Oasis is easy to hold and is interchangeable between left and right hands with it's screen rotation option. The light is better and I don't have to worry when I take a bath with it or go to the pool because it's waterproof. I also love that my audiobooks can be listen to with my bluetooth headset. (edited) 2y
Puredragonstar I made the change in November and I have been so happy with it ever since. 💜💜💜 2y
Aloisi_tribe Thanks @Puredragonstar I didn‘t know it had Bluetooth connectivity! That makes it even more attractive. Do you read graphic novels or magazines on yours? That‘s one of the issues I have with the Paperwhite. It‘s good for regular ebooks but if it‘s anything with pictures, it takes such a long time to load and it‘s almost impossible to read graphic novels on. 2y
Puredragonstar I don't usually use my Oasis for my graphics novels I usually just read them off my iPad. So I don't know if theirs a difference between the Oasis and the Voyage. But off the top of my head, the Oasis has a much bigger screen so that must count for something? I found this YouTube video about graphics novels on the Oasis 2 https://youtu.be/6jXUZOVm0vM hope this helps! 2y
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Mdargusch
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night | Thriller Writer International
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2BR02B Recently, 2y
LeahBergen Hmm... I‘ll be following this post! I‘d like to read a really freaky thriller. 2y
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emilyhaldi Excited to see what people contribute here as I don't have much🤣 2y
SilversReviews BEHIND CLOSED DOORS comes to mind first. 2y
JHgotham The latest to come to mind is Broken Harbor from Tana French 2y
minkyb Good question. 2y
Songbird72 The Woman in the Window was the last one I read like that. 2y
CoffeeK8 I loved this one 2y
Mdargusch That one really creeped me out! @JHgotham 2y
BarbaraBB I am following toI, love a good thriller. They are often so disappointing though. A good one that comes to mind is 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m going to have to think about this. 🤔 2y
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Mdargusch
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violabrain Sorry, that posted before I was done! Most important book I've ever read. That and 2y
ItsAngel @Mdargusch probably Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah or The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. 2y
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DivaDiane The Lathe of Heaven or A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. Because I want everyone to experience her work. These are 2 great entry books. 2y
GatheringBooks depends really on the interest of the reader, i try to sense where they are at, and what they like, and go from there. but that being said, a few of the titles i strongly recommended are a monster calls, a little life by hanya yanagihara (so i can share my trauma), and tiny beautiful things - dear sugar. :) 2y
Pamwurtzler It depends on the person, but probably 2y
4thhouseontheleft Recent: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Non-fiction: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Classic: The Handmaid‘s Tale by Margaret Atwood 2y
Kalalalatja I have recommended Robin Hobb so much recently! 2y
Jess7 Oh me it varies based on genre they‘re interested in, but probably this one more than any of them: 2y
cathysaid Probably Kent Haruf / Plainsong or A Little Life if they want a chunkster. 2y
emilyhaldi Good question! 😄 I bet this is one of my top recommendations... sorry that‘s not helpful to you 😆 2y
Mdargusch And that‘s why I read that book! @emilyhaldi 2y
EvieBee Usually THE GLASS CASTLE with a BRAIN ON FIRE chaser. 2y
RebelReader Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West 2y
LibrarianRyan Depends on what type of reader they are. And what gents they usually like. 2y
batsy Usually I get very nervous about recommending 😆 But on a general level of readers looking for a good read, it's I Capture the Castle. And lately I've been recommending Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer a lot. 2y
MelanieMefford A Man Called Ove, Heart‘s Invisible Furies lately, Glass Castle, The Kitchen House 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lately I've been recommending a lot of Liane Moriarty. She's great plot twists/surprise endings. I'm also trying to (gently) push reading on my non reader friends 😂, so she's my go to for that. I've also been recommending The Fifth Season!! Sci-fi Fantasy, and it's a brilliant trilogy. 2y
mrp27 Anything by Isabel Allende, Amy Tan, or John Boyne. 2y
Sjsherwood Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. 2y
Reviewsbylola That‘s so tough because I think it depends on the person you‘re recommending to. 2y
Reviewsbylola Although I will say I recommend Peter Swanson and Tana French a lot. And Jojo Moyes is a go to for me a lot of the time for non readers. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Full disclosure - I will probably never read this book. (The Goodreads description warns that it involves “tentacle porn” whatever that is.) But the quote made me laugh. #cookie #quotsydec17 @TK-421

BookishTrish Can you read it now and become our resident tentacle expert? #inquiringmindswanttoknow #butnotbadlyenoughtoreaditourselves 2y
TK-421 😂 2y
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Lcsmcat @BookishTrish I‘ll leave that to a younger Litten. (I noticed no one on here has admitted to having read it yet.) Maybe they‘ll start a hashtag and we can all find out without having to read this one. 😂 2y
rubyslippersreads 😂🐙😂 2y
Ms_T The mind boggles 🐙😳 2y
Godmotherx5 😂 2y
DGRachel @BookishTrish 🤣🤣🤣 @Lcsmcat I‘ve got to go look this book up. If I can get my hands on it for cheap (read - free) I may volunteer as tribute. 2y
DGRachel @BookishTrish @Lcsmcat I did it. I bought the Kindle version. I have a doctor‘s appointment this afternoon and will start it then. #tentacleporn 🐙 2y
BookishTrish @DGRachel You are my hero! 2y
Lcsmcat @DGRachel We salute you, brave explorer of the #tentacles! 🐙 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I used this quote for my #quotsy today too. But I hadn‘t seen #tentacleporn. OMG. Can‘t wait to see the read on that from @DGRachel. 2y
Andrew65 We are with you @DGRachel . May the force be with you too. 2y
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