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It‘s HERE!!!! #Pop23 and I‘m really kind of disappointed ☹️ I think I‘m skipping it!!!
I can‘t remember who to tag so I‘m going off memory 🤪

Cortg I just saw it! Super excited even though I still need to finish this year‘s 😂 2mo
Lindy Why are you disappointed? 2mo
IndoorDame I have to say I kind of agree. There are a few prompts I‘m really excited about, but I think not enough (though to be fair I want to do fewer challenges next year, so I‘m probably looking for excuses to skip some) 2mo
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Cinfhen Many of these prompts are repeats from the last few years @Lindy I don‘t see one original idea that I haven‘t seen before. I also dislike the fact that two prompts ask you to re-read a book and 2 prompts have to do with your birth year - plus the one about an author with the same initials as you. That‘s been done before and I really couldn‘t find any. It‘s so uninspiring @IndoorDame 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re looking forward @Cortg but I‘m trying a new one that @jenniferw88 suggested to me #52BookClub 2mo
Laughterhp Hmm kind of boring looking all these prompts. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m super bummed @Laughterhp it‘s so uninspired! It‘s literally all prompts from previous years. I know it‘s difficult to keep things fresh but this feels super lazy 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Cortg I just got a chance to look through the list on my lunch break. It‘s not very challenging and I‘m much for rereading books. We‘ll see. 2mo
Megabooks It‘s so blah. Like they put no thought into it. I was on the fence, and now I doubt I‘ll do it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Clwojick Agreed! I found way better ones on StoryGraph that I‘ll be doing this year instead. There‘s nothing super creative or challenging on this list at all. I think I‘ll be skipping this year as well. 2mo
Cinfhen I hate being so negative @Cortg @Megabooks but I totally agree with @Clwojick there are MUCH better ones out there!!! The POP team didn‘t put any effort into this year‘s challenge. 2mo
Clwojick Hoping #BeatTheBacklist and #PickYourPoison will make up for it. 2mo
jenniferw88 Was just about to post about it - I won't bother now! 😂😂😂 2mo
Cortg @Cinfhen You‘re not! I‘ve done several read harder challenges in the past and a lot of the prompts on this have been done on those as well. It is a boring challenge list for ‘23. 🙄 2mo
Cinfhen @Clwojick what‘s #PickYourPoison about?? I think I might do the nonfiction Dewey Decimal Challenge over on Storygraph 2mo
Cinfhen @jenniferw88 what do you think about this list, Jenny ? I‘m so happy you shared the other challenge with me!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Yessss @Cortg I stopped doing Read Harder because it was well, harder!!! But at least it was a “challenge” 😂😅 2mo
squirrelbrain Hmm, I‘m not overly keen on this one either, but now I‘m thinking I might not even do #52weeks either, give myself a bit of a break from too many challenges. 🤔 2mo
Cinfhen I hear ya @squirrelbrain !!! 2mo
KarenUK I see what you mean…. Definitely some repeats…. But I‘ll probably do it anyway… 2mo
BarbaraBB @KarenUK Me too probably, just because of the planning but I admit it is not very inspiring! (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen I feel like taking on less is more manageable @KarenUK @BarbaraBB plus #BookBuyingBan 😆 (edited) 2mo
Megabooks What are some of the storygraph ones you‘ve seen @Cinfhen and @Clwojick ?? Part of me wants to find another challenge to replace this and part of me says I‘ve committed to enough. 2mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I had started planning, but was only going to do it if you were joining in to share ideas, so I'm not doing it either. Probably just as well as I've already committed to 8! 2mo
Cinfhen @jenniferw88 OMG!!! 8!!!! No wonder you mixed up one yesterday!!! So I‘m doing #Booked ( obviously 🙄) #ReadingTheAmericas #52BookClub and I just joined on StoryGraph the nonfiction challenge reading one book from the ten classifications of the Dewey Decimal System ( so only 10 books) and I think that‘s enough 😅 @Megabooks (edited) 2mo
Clwojick @Megabooks if you check out my profile, I‘ve been posting pics of my #bulletjournal with all sorts of challenges. There‘s a couple links to story graph challenges I‘ve made too. 2mo
Clwojick @jennifer @Cinfhen this was definitely the year I attempted ALL the challenges with over 40 different challenges going on. Although I finished most, I‘ll have a more “focused” plan this year, so hopefully I can resist some of them. 😅 however I‘ve already finished laying out 100 pages in my 2023 bujo so who knows? 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s INSANE @Clwojick !!!!! Do you EVER SLEEP??? 2mo
RaeLovesToRead You got there first! 2mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen 😂 I have other ones as well on Storygraph, but they're not time-limited to a year! 2mo
Clwojick @Cinfhen honestly, not really. I tend to pick up a lot of overnight shifts, which means I‘m the only staff in that whole half of the hospital, so I normally get through 2-3 audiobooks a shift. 🦉 2mo
Lindy @Cinfhen Ah! Your explanation makes sense. 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks, @Lindy I was REALLY EXCITED for the challenge so it was a major letdown yesterday when the list was revealed (at least for me!!!) 2mo
Larkken Aw, bummer! I enjoyed this challenge this last year. I guess I might do 52 books instead… hm 2mo
Cinfhen There are still plenty of people still doing #pop23 @Larkken but I‘d love for you to join #52Books 😀tag me if you join, so I can add you to my reads as I go along with @jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB and maybe @squirrelbrain not sure who else is participating 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Lindy @Cinfhen It seems that you already read quite widely. Maybe you‘ve outgrown this type of challenge? But I do see the fun in participating, and I‘m glad there are other challenges you have joined. 2mo
Deblovestoread I‘m joining the 52 books 52 weeks challenge and was underwhelmed by PopSugar for next year. Keeping an eye out for Read Harder but will probably just do 52 and Booked 2mo
Cinfhen Yay @Deblovestoread I‘ll add you to our tag list for prompt ideas and inspiration @jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain ( unless Helen decides to opt out of #52BooksClub23) 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ll probably do it @Cinfhen - you know me! 🤣 2mo
Cinfhen I was hoping you‘d say that @squirrelbrain 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
BarbaraBB Cindy please add @AshleyHoss820 to the #52books taglist. She‘d like to join! (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Will do - thanks @BarbaraBB and welcome to the crew @AshleyHoss820 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Bk21 of December & #WinterGames2021 & Bk1 of #NewYearSpecial #20in4 #readathon is done. A cute little romcom with some witchy woman thrown in, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Reminds me a lot of Jenny Colgan with a touch of magic. Hope there‘s a bk2! #AVeryMerryBingo #TisTheReadson #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #DecembersBookBingo #StandaloneDecember #FairyTaleathonBingo #SeasonsOfReading #MistletoeManiacs #1,816pts👇

Andrew65 Phenomenal time 👏👏👏❤️ 13mo
TheSpineView Way to go! 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks This was one that as I was reading it I kept thinking “I really shouldn't be enjoying this because it's doing all these things that usually annoy me“... but for some reason it was just so fun that I just totally rolled with it! 13mo
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks have you read any of Colgan‘s books? If you liked this you‘ll probably like hers👍 13mo
TheAromaofBooks I actually don't think I have, although I have seen her name around. Do you have a favorite? 13mo
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks I loved her Bookshop On The Corner & her Beach Street Bakery series. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks oooo thank you! 13mo
Jadams1776 🎉🎄🥳 13mo
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉Great job!! 14mo
Andrew65 Great and love the message, needed that today! 14mo
Clwojick Amazing! ❤️💚❤️ 14mo
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Bk10 of December & #WinterGames2021 is done! I love Jenny Colgan‘s books. I‘m not a romcom/chicklit reader at all but her books always make me smile. Plus I love the setting, Scotland is top of my travel wishlist, and this book makes Edinburgh sound so magical. And there‘s a bookshop!🙌 #AVeryMerryBingo #HemisphereGames #MerryBookmas #TisTheReadson #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #Adventathon #MistletoeManiacs 5,326pts👇

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Bk4 of December & #WinterGames2021 is done! I was looking forward to this one but I must admit,I‘m underwhelmed.A locked room mystery set on an Antarctic base during winter, the setting was well written but the plot was a bit predictable.Oh well, better luck next time🤷🏻‍♀️ #AVeryMerryBingo #MerryBookmas2021 #TisTheReadson #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #ChristmasFilmsReadathon #DecembersBookBingo #MistletoeManiacs 2,826pts👇

TheSpineView Bummer! 😏 14mo
keys_on_fire The premise sounds so interesting! Sorry it didn‘t pan out 😒 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
Jadams1776 🎉👍🏻🎁🎄 14mo
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Bk1 & 2 of December & #WinterGames2021 are done. Finally! The first week has been awful,shopping, a wedding then a fall which has put me back in bed, yay🙄Can‘t wait for this year to be over! Managed this ebook & accompanying novella which were cute & very seasonal.Definitely be reading more of the series. #AVeryMerryBingo #MerryBookmas #TisTheReadson2021 #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #Adventathon #MistletoeManiacs 3,052pts👇

Clwojick These books always look so fun! 14mo
Smrloomis Hope you feel better soon! 🤞🏽 14mo
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Jadams1776 🎁🎄🎉👍🏻 14mo
TheSpineView Take it easy and get well soon! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh my goodness!! Hopefully things calm down soon!! ❤ 14mo
PuddleJumper Oh no! Take it easy and hope you feel better soon 14mo
ozma.of.oz Oh no! I hope you‘re feeling better soon! And I‘m glad you‘ve got some good books to keep you company! 14mo
CarolynM Hope you're up and about again soon 💐 14mo
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TheSpineView 👍🤩📖 14mo
Clwojick Amazing job! Way to go! ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 14mo
DieAReader Awesome job🎉👰🏻♥️ 14mo
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The Deep | Kyle Perry
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Bk9 of November & Bk2 of #20in4 #readathon is done! I was really looking forward to this one, his first book The Bluffs was brilliant, but I‘m a bit underwhelmed with this one. It started out good but the middle just kinda fell apart before a bit of redemption in the last few chapters. The MC‘s weren‘t written well, it was very chaotic, I expected more honestly. I hate giving so-so reviews🤷🏻‍♀️ #BookspinBingo #Pop21 #PickYourPoison #Pageathon👇

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Andrew65 Great progress, hope you are continuing to improve 👏👏👏 1y
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The Quantum Magician | Derek Knsken
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Bk8 of November & Bk1 of #20in4 #readathon is done! I actually read this before but it was more skim read at the time coz brainfog meant I didn‘t grasp the science well, and this is full of it. As well as being one of the best heist novels I‘ve read! Is #SpaceHeist a genre? It bloody should be. I loved the gang formed to pull the con off, I love the con itself & I really enjoyed the science this time around. Needs repeat reads👍 #BookspinBingo 👇

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