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SquidgetsRoom
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These are out of Mere‘s genre so they‘re all mine! I 💖being able to swap books back & forth with my Mere! I am incredibly lucky! 📚💖🎶

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JulietBooks
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Queens Elmhurst Library

LiteraryinLititz How beautiful! 4d
LauraBeth Oohh - looks lovely! 4d
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TheEllieMo
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A #BucketList is a list of all the things you want to do before you die. Like reading this selection of 1001 books, perhaps.

#SelfImprovementSept
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1w
jillrhudy I liked the original version of this. Every update seems forced and arbitrary. I think they decided there was too much Western culture and too many men, and some of the replacement books were bizarre, as were the books axed. 1w
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SomedayAlmost
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Louise 😂😂😂 1mo
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RiaWritten
Read-Aloud Handbook | Jim Trelease
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I‘m going to be reading aloud weekly on YouTube! I initially said fb live but then realized that would exclude my list fam! If you‘re interested in being read to, the survey link is below. :) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0qBRkdaUZgwQa9uSiX1xG6hZjDXGnpBaxId2V...

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TheBookbabeblog84
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Working my way through the Unread Shelf project and August‘s prompt is Allow Bookstagrams (and Littens) to pick your next read! Drop me a comment with your pick ♥️. #unreadshelf #books #bookaddict #reader #helpmepick

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Lcsmcat
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@laur89 I thought this might interest you. It‘s in the tagged book but you can also find it here: https://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/06/books/too-big-to-write-smaller.html. I think he got away with the length because of who he was and it SHOULD have been edited down! (Article contains spoilers that this snippet doesn‘t.) @Hestapleton @twohectobooks

twohectobooks Yep, I agree. Sister Carrie was written earlier, is way shorter, and is way better (although I reserve judgment till the end). 1mo
JCPaulk I wanted to like it, but an English lit professor ruined it 20 years ago by telling us the ending. 1mo
Susannah This is so interesting. I think the tendency of established, popular writers to write more and more pages as their careers progress is (still) a real problem today. Look at Diana Gabaldon: I know people joyfully gobble up every page she writes, but I read Outlander, and even that first of the series was massively overwritten. “Where was the editor?” is a regular refrain for me. 1mo
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Lcsmcat @Susannah Yes! Dare I say in public that I think Harry Potter, Book 4 needed a firm editor? Rowling had reached international fame at that point and I felt like it could have been trimmed but she didn‘t have to make concessions in order to get published, so she didn‘t. 1mo
Susannah Exactly. And people want more, don‘t they, even if it has a negative impact on the story that‘s being told. It feels like a lack of editorial oversight to me. 1mo
laur89 So interesting. On the other end, you have authors like Gaiman, who release a well-edited book like American Gods, and then come out with an anniversary edition with a lot of the text that was edited out. 1mo
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vivastory
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Hey, #NYRBBookClub friends, look at what I just came across in the tagged book! Two prior entries was yet another NYRB publication: Peter Handke's "A Sorrow Beyond Dreams." It'd be interesting to tally the NYRB entries in Mustich's selection. Sounds like a good project for a slow day at work!

saresmoore I feel a collaborative spreadsheet coming on... 1mo
vivastory @saresmoore I think Mustich would appreciate our efforts! 1mo
BarbaraBB That would be nice! Let me know when you get there 😉💕 1mo
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Lady_Tigana_20
Read-Aloud Handbook | Jim Trelease
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(Day 29: Complementary Colors) Trelease‘s book is a gem. First part is a discussion of the research and filled with anecdotes. My personal input: Never stop reading to your kids. You think they‘ve outgrown it? They haven‘t. l read Dr. Seuss to high school students and Skippy Jon Jones to middle schoolers: They loved it. Last part is filled with great books for read-alouds. #ColormePretty @Sweetkokoro

ImperfectCJ I love Trelease's book! I give it as a baby shower gift every chance I get. 2mo
Lady_Tigana_20 @ImperfectCJ, that is a great idea for a shower gift! 2mo
Johanna414 One of the biggest things I have taken away from working in school libraries for the last 6 years - kids of ALL ages love being read to. It‘s one of the best things about my job! 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Author also has a blog. I think that‘s why the chapters often felt like a collection of blog posts (which may be the case), and many repeated recommendations of the same authors/books throughout. That‘s why I give this a so-so. Her religion/theology also (gently) colors a lot of her bookish opinions & choices, which may not be for everyone — hence maybe best as a library borrow 1st. I made note of some of her recs, so my TBR list has grown 😊.

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