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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you have a favorite place you like books set? A go-to probably-will-enjoy kind of setting? For me, it‘s #NYC. A bit biased about that 😉. It‘s also easy to come by since it‘s a hugely popular spot for authors. #BookTalk

Scochrane26 I love Ireland, England, & Scotland 12h
Amiable I have a fascination with books set in India 12h
Jerdencon I don‘t think I have a specific setting i look for - but I tend to be drawn to books set in NYC and England 12h
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ljuliel Southern USA. They have some terrific writers in that neck of the woods. 12h
Karisa I have a setting I've started to avoid... WWII. Many great books set around the event. Just sooo many books set in that period. I've been taking a break. 12h
Kappadeemom I love Southern lit, but I‘m biased 😜 12h
Biblionut Paris 12h
TheSpineView Scotland 12h
CoffeeAndABook NYC and San Francisco!! 🗽🌁 11h
KarenUK Places... Oxford, London, California..... locations, I love books set at colleges or Universities... 9h
mdm139 WWII books and books set in the west 7h
FlowerFairy England, Scotland, Ireland and the Deep South USA (because it‘s home). 7h
Rachel.Rencher I like any setting so long as it's described well 😁 6h
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which is the longest book you‘ve read this year? #BookTalk

Amiable 1,120 pages 1d
Gissy The Chestnut Man in Spanish 530 pages. Not that long as @Amiable 1d
Emilymdxn Les mis. Possibly the longest book of my life so far 1d
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ljuliel Drawing another blank. I‘ve had a pretty low ranking for amount read this year . I‘m guessing the biggest book might have been around 400 pages ? Just a guess. (edited) 1d
lele1432 Hmmm probably Nos4A2. Not too long though (edited) 1d
JacqMac Technically I‘m not finished yet, but hopefully by the end of December. Lol 1152 pages. 1d
Stacypatrice The Stand 💜 1d
Karkar The Stand - but I love it!! 1d
shadowspeak17 The Wise Man‘s Fear 1d
Forgetmenot2 The Goldfinch 1d
xicanti WORDS OF RADIANCE by Brandon Sanderson. At 1310 pages, it‘s also the third-longest book I‘ve ever read. 1d
Sargar114 This year it was the clockmakers daughter and it was a solid meh (edited) 1d
Smarkies I learnt a whole lot about New York with this one. 1d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there are any books being published in 2020 that you already know about and are looking forward to reading? #BookTalk

Andrew65 Has to be the long awaited third book in the Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss which will be published in August. The Doors of Stone. 2d
Andrew65 I also always look forward to the new book in the Roy Grace Series which is published every May. 2d
ReadingDownUnder I just read Dreamland which is being published in January and it was great! 2d
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mdm139 The new Outlander 2d
JamieArc Sue Monk Kidd is coming out with a new historical fiction. I love her books, so I‘m looking forward to it. 2d
tournevis Élisabeth Vonarburg is due. 2d
Patchshank And On the Bright Side: The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 Years Old. Those are the only ones I know of so far. 2d
ljuliel The same author who wrote News of the World. I hope this is as good ! (edited) 2d
ShelleyBooksie 2 - the follow.up to A Curse so dark and lonley and book 2 in the slayer series. 2d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which is the last book you read that you rated 5 out of 5 stars? #BookTalk

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JacqMac Just added Moon of the Crusted Snow to my wishlist! (edited) 3d
ShelleyBooksie The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah 3d
LibrarianRyan I haven‘t posted the review yet as I just read it today. 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! The third part of a three-question series, getting progressively more difficult, lol. Here it is:

Which book has been your favorite read during the 21st Century?!

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JanuarieTimewalker13 @AmyG I have a feeling it will be the same for me, once I read it. For now, I‘d have to say 4d
AmyG @JanuarieTimewalker13 Still an excellent book. Turned me into a huge Boyne fan. 4d
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SW-T Hard question, but I‘ll go with 4d
TiredLibrarian I couldn't even answer yesterday's question! Is the next question about the best book of your lifetime? 🤯😉 4d
wordslinger42 Lord of the Rings would be my favorite and the most meaningful to me! 4d
tournevis The Logogryph. Not even a moment or doubt. 4d
CoverToCoverGirl You just made this happen 🤯🤯🤯 lol.. impossible to answer and that‘s my finale answer! (edited) 4d
BookishRedhead The Hobbit and the Stalking Jack the Ripper series 4d
Lizpixie The Night Circus! (edited) 4d
Andrew65 @MrBook You are playing with people‘s heads and making them explode, including mine. 😂😂😱🤪😝😣🤯🤯🤯🤯😈 Oh so difficult to chose a top 20, let alone one. 3d
Andrew65 @Lizpixie This one would figure highly. 3d
MrBook @Andrew65 😂👏🏻👏🏻🍻 3d
ljuliel I think I‘d have to divide them into categories, because I‘ve read lots of books that were excellent reads, but it all depends on what I‘m in the mood to read, and whether I‘m reading nonfiction or fiction. Serious or funny. Something with a life lesson, or one where I don‘t learn much but it kept me entertained. This answer would change often. 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: The second of three questions is: Which has been your favorite read of the 2010s?! #BookTalk

DGRachel I can‘t even pick a single favorite for one year. There‘s no way I can pick one for the entire decade! 5d
TheSpineView It is between The Way of Kings, The Night Circus, The Graveyard Book, Station Eleven, and The Wise Man's Fear 5d
Emilymdxn If I had to narrow it down to one fiction and one non fiction (if we‘re taking it to mean books published in this decade not books I read in this decade?). Fiction The Overstory, non fiction This Changes Everything or No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein - I just can‘t choose between them! Those books all changed my life so much 5d
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Bklover Ummm.... what‘s yours, dear friend!? 5d
Andrew65 Wow! What a question! The Night Circus, The Shadow of the Wind, The Light Between Oceans, The Absolutist, The Assassin‘s Apprentice, The Storm Sister, A Man Called Ove, Baking Cakes in Kigali, The Roy Grace Series, The Rebus Series, The Shetland Series, Myron Bolitar Series, A Gentleman in Moscow, The Pillars of the Earth, Black Order (James Rollins), Library of the Dead, Long Time Coming And sure missed a stack or two out! 5d
melissajayne Crime and Punishment. I realize it‘s a hefty book, but it‘s so good!!! 5d
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a really hard question! My answer.. N/A 🙈🤷‍♀️ 5d
TiredLibrarian I need to think about this. Not sure I can pick just one! 5d
Kimberlone The Goldfinch is up there but I really need to spend some time actually thinking about my top reads of the decade... 5d
BookishRedhead Between Battle Royale and Perks of Being a wallflower. Both are amazing and gave me different feelings 5d
wordslinger42 This is one of my favorites! 4d
MrBook @Bklover , that‘s a great question. I‘ve only started keeping decent track of my read books since ~2014, so almost half the decade is awash in blurred memory 🙈. One of the most impactful has been Susan Wise Bauer‘s world history series, of which three have been written which take the reader up through the Fall of Constantinople. 😊 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! This is a three-parter over the course of three days, so here‘s the the first one:

I know we still have a couple weeks to go before 2020, but what‘s been your favorite read of 2019?!

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Andrew65 Read 258 books so far so quite difficult to choose just one book so possibly going to go for a series and chose the Maeve Kerrigan Series by Jane Casey, really Loved Reading this whole series this year. The tagged book is the first book in the series. 6d
ljuliel I‘m not organized so don‘t remember them all. The one that really sticks in my mind is 6d
TiredLibrarian This one was excellent. I'll be pushing it on everyone once it's released. 6d
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ljuliel @TiredLibrarian Wow, that sounds fascinating ! What are the chances that so many kids would end up with the same illness ? That‘s the same author who wrote about the Long Island serial killer. 6d
TiredLibrarian @ljuliel Yes; that's one reason I was eager to read it, because I liked Lost Girls so much. The new one's quite different but as with Lost Girls, he's able to tell a complex story without casting judgments or making people into stereotypes. I found it fascinating. 6d
Eggbeater It was actually published at the end of 2018, so I don't know if it counts. 6d
Scochrane26 This is a difficult question. Out of the non-serious, lighter reads, I would pick Red, White, & Royal Blue. From more literary reads, I think Shout. Nonfiction, prob What You‘re Getting Wrong About Appalachia. 6d
BookishRedhead Between The Institude and Teeth In The Mist 6d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Would you rather work at a bookstore or a library? #BookTalk

wanderinglynn Bookstore! Because I dream of opening a bookstore bar. 1w
Karisa Library! I'd keep more of my paycheck that way! 1w
tournevis Library 1w
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Scochrane26 Library 1w
AmyG Bookstore 1w
BethM Library. Better hours than retail. 1w
IndoorDame Library! I‘d love to work at a library! 1w
Jaimelire Library 1w
NeedsMoreBooks Library 1w
cwarnier Library 1w
mdm139 Either would do. But my entire paycheck would go to books if I worked at a book store so the library would be better. I would love to work at a used bookstore if it was close to home though. 1w
TheSpineView Both sound good! But I think the library ultimately because it is less commercial. 1w
RowReads1 Depends on the bookstore. Other wise library. 1w
ljuliel I‘d like to work at Audible to see what goes on behind the scenes of audiobooks. And maybe meet some narrators ! 1w
LibrarianRyan In a library you are not pressured to make sales like you are in a bookstore. But on the flip side in the library you are much more at the mercy of a voting tax paying public, many who believe that there is no need for a library if you have a bookstore, little free libraries, and/or google. Those people suck, but they are also who tend to get seats on elected library boards. 1w
Prairiegirl_reading Definitely the library! 1w
erinachu Bookstore! :) 1w
rwmg A library so that my babies come back to me 1w
Sharpeipup Library 1w
TheHeartlandBookFairy Probably a library so I wouldn't spend all of my paycheck 😂 However, and indie bookstore would be an amazing place to work 😁 1w
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve worked at a bookstore going on 15 years and hoping for at lest another 15 years! 📖 7d
wordslinger42 Bookstore! I love my library also and use it frequently so all of my money doesn't 💸, but I do love getting books for keeps! 7d
Peddler410 I‘ve done both. Each has it‘s pros and cons. 5d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Whose opinions do you value regarding book recommendations? #BookTalk

TheHeartlandBookFairy Fellow Littens 😁 Librarians 😁 1w
ljuliel There‘s a couple people in here whose reading taste is very close to mine, so I‘d go with them first I think. I also read TONS of Amazon reviews. I know some folks think they‘re fake, or they‘re “ doctored” in some way to make a book sound better than it is, but I‘ve had pretty good luck doing that. Sometimes, if there are no reviews, I go with my gut. 1w
vivastory Other Littens with similar tastes, Kirkus Reviews, Lithub, Crime Reads, Tor 1w
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LauraJ Friends and other Littens. 1w
AsYouWish Fellow Littens and sometimes Goodreads reviews. Also co workers, who are also big readers 1w
Angeles NPR and Litsy reviews. My friends have different book tastes and Goodreads is unreliable from my experience 1w
CoffeeNBooks Friends who read a lot, and other Littens. 1w
raeintheworld Liberty at Book Riot. 1w
FlowerFairy Litsy reviews and my children‘s godmother who always knows the very best books to read. 😁 1w
Crazeedi Littens, my daughter, and my gut 1w
Melwilk @raeintheworld I agree with you. If Liberty says a book is good, then I am interested. Otherwise, I follow my gut. 1w
TheSpineView Of course Littens! Also a few friends and my hairdresser that reads the same genres I do. 1w
booksandsympathy Littens, a couple of people I follow on YouTube, my sister, my best friend, my husband. 1w
Bookish.SAM My friend‘s wife is the only person in my life who reads as much as me, so when we get together we talk books... We‘ve discovered that we have nearly opposite taste in books but still love to chat about them, so our recommendations have become “I hated this, so I think you should check it out.” 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ it tends to work. 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you tend to wait for books to come out in paperback before purchasing them? #BookTalk

Crazeedi If I plan on purchasing a book, I do prefer the paperback for the price and easier for me to read laying in bed! Lol 😅😉 1w
Moonprismpower Either work for me. But price wise the paperback is better. However it depends on if the hardcover has a hidden design on the actual book binding, then I will buy hardcover. 1w
Slajaunie I usually go for paperback because of price unless it is one I just can‘t wait. 1w
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BookNAround Yes, I usually wait. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There are my auto buy authors that I want hardcovers for... Beatriz Williams, Greg Iles, Jodi Picoult, and Fiona Davis. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 100% Hardcovers are too expensive, and awkward to hold. 1w
tournevis I wait for them to come out on ebook. In French, it can take a while. 1w
erinachu I buy whatever book interests me at whatever time I see it. Though I am reluctant to shell out the extra money for hardcovers. 1w
rwmg My wishlist is so long it takes nearly a year for a book to get to the top, by which time the paperback or ebook is available 1w
ShelleyBooksie Depends on the book. My favourite authors that I collect - no, I get the hardcover. 1w
ravenlee I buy paperbacks almost exclusively. They‘re easier to hold, take less space on the shelf, and cost less. I buy hardcovers occasionally, but they have to be the right price. 1w
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