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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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I‘ve got the window open (see temps 👆🏻) and am lying on ice packs. My body just feels hot. Seeing GP tomorrow.

I think 🤔 my bone is beginning to grow together in my fusion. You remember growing pains? Yeah, kinda like that. Not going to lie, there have been some tears today.

Trick Mirror is distracting me somewhat. The chapter I‘m reading about her brief foray into reality TV at 16 is hilarious!

Good choice for #millennialauthor #booked2020

Cinfhen I really want to read this collection. I‘m so sorry you‘re having a rough day/ night. Sending healing vibes and loads of get well wishes 💖💝💖💝💖💝 10h
Lizpixie Feeling for you lovely. I‘m having a CT scan on my spine on Friday. Though I‘m having the opposite weather, it‘s 40C(104F)with choking smoke haze🥵 9h
JennyM Thinking of you Meg. ♥️♥️♥️ 9h
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kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better- so much to go through! Sending healing thoughts to you.Recovery from back surgery is rough. 9h
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you!! I think it would be a good choice for booked if you hold off til the new year. Thank you so much for the get well wishes! 💕💕💕💕💕💕 9h
Megabooks @Lizpixie oh dear! I‘m so sorry, Liz!! I hope you‘re able to get some answers. I‘ll be thinking about you! And I‘m definitely a winter person. I hope the heat doesn‘t stay that oppressive!! 💜💜❤️❤️💙💙 9h
Megabooks @JennyM Thank you!! 💕💕💕 9h
Megabooks @kspenmoll It is! Thank you so much for the support!! 9h
Cinfhen Sending well wishes your way too @Lizpixie 😘😘😘 9h
Lizpixie Thank you @Cinfhen my #sisterfromanothermister ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 9h
arlenefinnigan Aw hope you feel better soon x 8h
Megabooks @arlenefinnigan Thank you!! Just a matter of time and patience. 💙 8h
batsy ❤️❤️❤️ 6h
Emilymdxn Sending love 💛💛 that‘s a shitty situation to be in even though I don‘t understand Fahrenheit at all! Trick mirror is one of the best books I‘ve read this year, I love it so much and hope you enjoy too. You‘re strong and amazing and can do this whatever your bones think 💛 6h
TrishB Hoping you feel better soon ♥️ 6h
Bookwormjillk Hope today is a better day @Megabooks 5h
Megabooks @batsy 😊❤️💙 5h
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks so much for your understanding. It is shitty. It‘s about 4 C. So right around freezing. (Freezing is 32 F. Totally makes sense 😝🤪) I‘m really liking Trick Mirror and my hometown is randomly mentioned twice!! 👍🏻 5h
Megabooks @TrishB Thank you! I hope you are, too. 💙 5h
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thank you! I‘m trying to get sleepy now. 😴 5h
8little_paws Re:shaggy yes there's a lot of scooby doo fan theory that all the kids in it are queer and either are gay or are all polyamorous 4h
BethM Good luck at the doc I hope they get you fixed up! 3h
Zelma @8little_paws I actually love that theory and can totally see it. 1h
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squirrelbrain
All the Stars in the Heavens | Adriana Trigiani
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#luckystar
#MOvember

Another one sitting on the TBR shelf....

Cinfhen People love this author ✨🌟 1d
Cinfhen Would work for #Booked2020 #Hollywood ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 1d
squirrelbrain Ooh yes it would, wouldn‘t it @Cinfhen ?! I wasn‘t entirely enamoured with my first choice for that prompt so yay! 1d
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Reviewsbylola I really wanted to love this one. It fell a bit short for me. 1d
squirrelbrain Oh no that‘s a shame @Reviewsbylola - maybe I‘ll stick with my original choice.... 🤷‍♀️ 21h
Reviewsbylola It may just be me! I think it‘s difficult with novels based on real people, it‘s a massive undertaking! 19h
Reviewsbylola And I‘m a sucker for Clark Gable to my expectations were very high. 19h
squirrelbrain I‘m ashamed to say I know nothing of his real life story @Reviewsbylola , so I may not have such high expectations! 😁 19h
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Bookzombie
The Gods of Gotham | Lindsay Faye
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit for recommending this on audio. It was so good! Set in NYC in 1845, Timothy Wilde reluctantly becomes a copper star in the newly formed police force. He is set on the trail of a serial killer when a girl covered in blood runs into him as he returns home. Faye‘s use of the criminal slang of the time, called Flash, works really well. Although set in different historical periods, this reminded me a little of The Alienist.⬇️

Bookzombie Unexpectedly this fills the #politicalintrigue slot for #Booked2019 as politics play a part in the story.
I‘m also a little sad that this is only a trilogy as I already love several of the characters.
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Cinfhen Didn‘t know it‘s a trilogy! I‘m definitely going to pick up my print copy beginning of 2020. It‘s been on the #BottomTBR #Booked2020 for too long 1d
Chrissyreadit @bookzombie- I know- it‘s partly why I hadnt listened to the second one, I did not want it to end. But I will soon. 1d
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Chrissyreadit Oh- I‘m so glad you liked it too! 1d
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I can‘t wait to see what you think. 🙂 23h
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit I do that with series and trilogies too! It was really good and I‘m excited for the next one. Thanks again! 23h
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Freespirit
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This week I have only read sporadically but am enjoying a nonfiction murder saga set in Iceland, a country that has a very low crime rate. 1974 two men vanish in seperate incidents. I‘m enjoying the interwoven stories of life in Iceland which I was lucky to visit in September. Included is a pic of the very unusual church in Reykjavík. #BookReport
Next up for my #WeeklyForecast is a trip to Moscow... @Cinfhen

CarolynM That church looks amazing! 2d
Cinfhen Oh im noting your book for #ReadingEurope2020 #Iceland and it would work for #Booked2020 #ArmchairTravel 2d
Freespirit That church was breathtaking @CarolynM in a different way to medieval churches. 2d
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Freespirit @Cinfhen yes I am thinking about my #ReadingEurope2020 already also! 2d
BarbaraBB I‘ll note him too for #Iceland! @Cinfhen I‘ve been wondering what does the prompt #armchairtravel mean? 2d
Freespirit Hi @BarbaraBB I think it means to read about a foreign destination and travel there without leaving the comfort of your armchair❤️ 2d
Cinfhen Thanks for such a great description @Freespirit Exactly @BarbaraBB discovering a new location through the pages of a book 🥰 2d
BarbaraBB @Freespirit @Cinfhen Thank you both, that‘s a great prompt! I‘m sure I have some books fitting it perfectly! (edited) 2d
Freespirit I have too @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I will start using it😊 2d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Life‘s been a whirlwind lately. I‘m still reading, but also busy w/ so many things. Work has been nuts. Family too. I‘m taking a memoir workshop, and writing some intense pieces about my family of origin. Today I finally took an afternoon to read ... and nap.

Finished this Mary Karr in a flash! It‘s lovely for anyone going through big life changes. If you‘re questioning whether difficult times will help you grow—she says they will! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraTheBibliophage This book would be a great pick for #finishinaday #booked2020 prompt! 3d
wordslinger42 I hope things settle down & your writing goes well 💜 I also have family stuff and trying to write (I'm using stories from my family in my writing), and sometimes it's hard to find time to relax and read in the middle of it all! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @wordslinger42 Thanks so much. ♥️ I hope your writing goes well too! 3d
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Reviewsbylola I love Mary Karr. I need to read that! 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I need to read more of her work. This is a teaser—the text of a graduation talk she gave at Syracuse. 2d
wordslinger42 @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you very much! 💜 18h
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samanthagutt
Untitled | Unknown
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Just signed up for #Booked2020 ! Can‘t wait to see how many of these prompts I‘ll get throughout the year ☺️

Cinfhen So glad you‘re joining us!!! You‘ll be surprised at how many you can knock out without even trying ❣️😉 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! We‘re so glad you‘re joining us! 3d
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Bookzombie
The Gods of Gotham | Lindsay Faye
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Here are the #Booked2019 prompts I have left to complete. I‘m pretty sure I can knock out eight books before the new year, even though I‘m having a bit of a slump this week. I got this! 🤓

In true Litsy fashion, I started looking at #Booked2020 too. I‘m sure I will end up signing up for it. 🤪

BarbaraTheBibliophage You got this!! 4d
britt_brooke Good luck! 💪🏻💪🏻 3d
Cinfhen YOU totally GOT THIS❣️❣️ 3d
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Reggie Lol, I totally get the ‘ ohhh look more books!‘ 1d
Bookzombie @Reggie It‘s definitely a reader problem. Lol. 23h
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Cinfhen
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Did some stalking from my TBR stack and discovered these 7 books will all fit for #ReadingEurope2020 ❣️❣️❣️ Hopefully they will carry over into other challenges as well 🙏🏼 I‘ll tag the country and title below in comments👇🏽

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BarbaraBB Thanks for this kick-off. I‘m going to search my shelves as well. The Birds is so good! Does it have a bird on it‘s cover? Then you can use it for #Booked2020 as well! 4d
BarbaraBB And I‘ll stack that Croatia book! 4d
BarbaraBB And the Romanian! 4d
Cinfhen I‘ll send you both books after I read them @BarbaraBB xx 4d
Cinfhen No bird on the cover @BarbaraBB but you did send me the book 😃 4d
Librarybelle I really liked Painted Girls. So happy you can join us! 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Hey, I have three of these, not read of course! I‘m contemplating to sign up or not. I‘ve already got #Booked2020 on my plate! 3d
Cinfhen Join @erzascarletbookgasm worst case we only read 3 books!!!! And we can buddy the 3 xx 3d
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squirrelbrain
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Yes, it‘s traumatic and distressing in places with depictions of abuse (physical and sexual). However, this is a must-read, given that it is a semi-autobiographical novel as well as a #bannedbook- we owe it to the author to allow her message to be heard.

#readingUSA 2019
#southcarolina

@TrishB @Cinfhen @Balibee146 @BarbaraBB - do give it a go, it has an underlying positivity too, and it fits the #bannedbook prompt for #booked2020....

Librarybelle Good choice! 4d
Eggs Agree 4d
EH2018 Heartbreaking but well worth the read! 4d
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Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know!!! I‘ll keep it in mind for #BannedBooks #Booked2020 ❣️😘 4d
CBee Definitely worth reading! 4d
TrishB Thanks! It will give me a reason to get it off the tbr! 4d
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ll stack! 4d
lele1432 I've had this on my TBR for years! 4d
Kdgordon88 I read this years ago. It is one of those books that stays with you long after you turned the last page. 4d
Hooked_on_books Hmmm…I may have to read this now! 4d
Samplergal I loved this book. So good, yet upsetting. 3d
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