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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What do you like and not like about social reading, such as #readathons, #buddyreads, and book clubs? #BookTalk

DeeLew For me, they don‘t work well because they usually take place over the weekend and I work every other weekend. The weekends that I am off are the only days that my partner and I have time to hang out. My reading time is sporadic throughout the week so readathons aren‘t really convenient. 😢 1w
Slajaunie I have not done social readings since college. 1w
LibrarianRyan I don‘t like how many people don‘t finish the book in book clubs. 1w
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ljuliel I think for me, I don‘t like the pressure when reading. I know no one will yell at me for not reading enough hours, but I put the pressure on myself. Any restrictions at all seem to make reading stressful. It‘d be fun if I could get over that issue.....( plus keep my wrinkly behind awake so I remember to turn off the timer) . I now probably have 39 hours because the timer‘s still on, but I only read for 6 of them. 🙄 1w
SomedayAlmost I rarely read nonfiction, so groups that select those books often tend to bore me. I enjoy fiction book clubs, but tend to be the person recommending the darkest reads. I was in a “wine club with some reading” for a while and that was honest. And fun. (edited) 1w
Lcsmcat I like buddy reads or read alongs for tackling books that I might not get to if I left it up to “someday.” And I like the deep discussions and alternative viewpoints I get. Other readers always see things differently. Sometimes I change how I see something, and sometimes I don‘t, but I still have a richer reading experience from discussing it with other serious readers. 1w
BethM I love readathons bc it makes me feel like part of something bigger. I love buddy reads bc they‘ve encouraged me to read books I otherwise wouldn‘t have found and/or motivated me to finish chunksters. Plus if it‘s not my type of book there‘s no pressure to join. I tend to dislike IRL book clubs bc mine tends toward myster/thriller and mainstream fiction- none of which I generally enjoy. And my tastes are too “eclectic” for them. (edited) 1w
Bklover I love them! I love the friendship and camaraderie and having someone to talk to about the book. Having said that I always fall behind and I‘m terrible at achieving goals. But......it gives me something to strive for! 😉 1w
cherinium I have never done a readathon. They've never been at convenient times, but I also don't think I'd enjoy being glued to social media for the posts and games. Buddy reads are ok, but my reading pace doesn't usually match up with others. I've also never done IRL book club, because....interaction with people! (Although, I guess Bible studies would count, and I've done plenty of those!) 1w
Angeles I don‘t mind book clubs because I like discussing books but I don‘t get readathons or book challenges. They seem a case of quantity over quality. Also I read for pleasure, there is enough challenge in my life that I don‘t need to go searching for it 1w
rubyslippersreads What @Lcsmcat said about buddy reads, what @ljuliel said about readathons, and what @Bklover said about both. 😊 1w
rwmg I love my real life book club. We take it in turns to choose books and I get to read excellent books I probably would never have looked at by myself. It's also a good way of keeping in touch with people who have moved away and who Skype in.

I enjoy the readathons because I don't take them too seriously. It's an excuse to spend as much of the weekend reading as possible but if it doesn't work out, [shrug].
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Just signed up for #nfnov - a #nonfictionnovember challenge hosted by @rsteve388 and @Clwojick - see Cassandra‘s page for the sign-up link.

Hoping to get through one or more of these! (So will probably read something totally different 😁)

Soubhiville “So I will probably read something different 🤣”. I hope you choose something you really enjoy. 4w
RachelO @Soubhiville That‘s pretty much how it works 🤷🏻‍♀️😂😂 Thank you! 😘 4w
Chrissyreadit I love it! Can‘t wait to see your choice! 4w
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Clwojick SOooo relatable. I never stick to a set schedule or stack. 4w
squirrelbrain I also have H is for Hawk and going to sign up for #nfnov, if you fancy a buddy read.... 3w
RachelO @squirrelbrain I would love to! But in all honesty I‘m a calamitous buddy-reader (and bookclub reader and challenge reader) at the moment - I‘m just not getting through things in the right order 😕, then it gets stressful and I read even less, and it gets more stressful 🙄🙄🙄. Sorry! Hopefully I‘ll get on top of things for new year and be up for All The Things all over again! Thanks for the suggestion though 😘😘😘 3w
squirrelbrain Don‘t worry @RachelO - I don‘t want to be the cause of any more stress! 😬 Anyway, I‘m rubbish at #buddyreads too - I speedread and then I‘ve forgotten it all when it‘s time to discuss! 😁 3w
ljuliel I was just reading through some of the posts for the nonfiction month coming up, and was glad to see I‘m not alone when it comes to buddy reads, read alongs readathons , challenges, etc. It‘s weird, but they actually cause me to read less. I think it‘s because I have a hard time putting my reading on a timetable. It stresses me out to stay on task. I‘m not sure why. 🧐 3w
RachelO @ljuliel Exactly that! That rebellious streak! As soon as I *have* to do anything, it becomes less appealing, much more difficult and ooh look at all the other things. Ridiculous, but 🤷🏻‍♀️. Hope you‘ve found some good ideas for #nfnov 3w
ljuliel Thanks. It‘s funny 😂 but I haven‘t even looked up an actual list of books yet. I can‘t even do that ahead of time. I read a lot of NF anyhow so it‘ll be easy to choose but it also bugs me to have a particular stack staring me in the face. Weird I know ....... Good luck to you too. 👍🏼 3w
RachelO @ljuliel Sooooo familiar 😂🤣😂 3w
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Who made the best fantasy book to movie adaptation cast? Classy or Tamara? In this #BuddyReads episode they break down mystery/thriller Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. Listen to the pod, check out the two options, then VOTE and let us know which cast you like best!


#BookChat #BookCast #booknerd #podcast

August | Judith Rossner
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#August #TBR

These are my books for August. Some are for #BuddyReads and #GroupReads on #LibraryThing. Some are for my #CenturyofMysteryChallenge.

EadieB @Butterflyamore I may not get to them all. 4mo
Andrew65 A great stack(s). August should be great! 4mo
TrishB Some great ones ready there 👍🏻 4mo
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EadieB @TrishB Locked In for sure this month. It's been on my list since you sent it to me. So August for sure! 4mo
TrishB Hope you enjoy it, it‘s one of those series that gets better and better. I love Jessica the MC. 4mo
EadieB @TrishB I know Andrew enjoyed it so I probably will too! 4mo
MrT Peter James ☑️ Mo Hayder ☑️ Clive Cussler ☑️ 4mo
EadieB @MrT Yes! And more! 4mo
Tove_Reads Looks good! Don‘t forget Quentins. 4mo
gradcat @EadieB Are we Reading any more Cara Black books? I‘ve got about ten pages left on the first one, and I really enjoyed it! You‘ve sure got a big stack TBR there...loads of great ones! 📚👍😊 4mo
EadieB @gradcat We usually read the next book by an author around the same time in the month so probably the end of August for Cara Black but if you are a slow reader, you can start earlier. I have to order the next one from the library that‘s why it‘s not in this pile. @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 4mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Thanks! Forgot what book was next. I‘ll have to order it from library. 4mo
gradcat @EadieB Thanks Eadie...that‘ll be perfect! I appreciate you helping me keep up—I feel like I‘m out of touch because I‘m missing things. ♥️ 4mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I can get hold of book 2 as an audiobook whilst we are away from home. @gradcat @Tove_Reads (edited) 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 ok Sounds good! 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Kalytle1012 Thanks love! I'm really excited about joining this! 🥰 6mo
wanderinglynn Hi @kalytle1012 👋🏻 Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Kalytle1012 Thank you! @wanderinglynn 🤗 I'm such a book nerd and Rachel was amazing and recommend I join 😍 6mo
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tessavi @kalytle1012 Welcome! Hope you'll like it here. 6mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag, @Rachel.Rencher ! Welcome to Litsy, @kalytle1012 ! 6mo
Kalytle1012 Thank you!! 💛 6mo
Itchyfeetreader Welcome dive on in and show us what you are reading at the moment this is a lovely friendly community 6mo
Rachel.Rencher There's so many more people that I can think of/ want to tag but it would take forever to type everyone out. 😜❤ 6mo
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MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @kalytle1012 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! You‘re incredibly lucky to have @Rachel.Rencher and @Lucas.Rencher as your friends 😎👌🏻👌🏻! I can recommend ~6,000 great Littens to follow 😆. Just a few: @tournevis @WanderingBookaneer @mrozzz @Kaylamburson @Gissy @MicheleinPhilly @Librarybelle @Blair_Reads @Zelma @erzascarletbookgasm @Lindy @kspenmoll @Avanders @guinsgirlreads @TK-421 @Andrew65 6mo
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Eggs @Rachel.Rencher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag 🥰 (edited) 6mo
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The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Ptzsch, Lee Chadeayne
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Remember we're starting a book club with my Facebook book club group and this will be our first read for the month of May.
All are welcome! Please come join us! 💕🤗💕


#BookClub #BuddyReads #GroupReads

rubyslippersreads For those with Kindles, I think this is free today for World Book Day. 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @rubyslippersreads it is free today! And I think today or tomorrow is the last day for it to be free. Thank you so much darlin 😘😘😘 7mo
Andrew65 A very interesting read! 7mo
cmarie Never joined a Facebook book club before, is it still ok to join? :) 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @cmarie of course sweetheart! All are welcome to join 🤗 7mo
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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook
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#RhidianRead #buddyread
The author‘s inspiration for the novel is his grandfather who requisitioned a house for his family in 1946 Hamburg.In a unique move,he allowed the German owners‘ to remain & share the house.The novel‘s intrigue, it‘s vivid, sensory, details of ruins juxtaposed with splendor, it‘s tensions between the “occupiers”& those who lost, are palpable.The culture of the orphaned “children of rubble”is heartbreaking in it‘s detail.

Cathythoughts Great review & Love the cover ♥️ (edited) 8mo
Librarybelle Great review! Thank you for joining us! 8mo
kspenmoll But for you & @CouronneDhiver ,there are so many books this year I would never have discovered! Love your #buddyreads (edited) 8mo
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kspenmoll @Cathythoughts Thank you! Sometimes it‘s so challenging to distill a book into 451 words!!!! Interesting cover, isn‘t it?! 8mo
Crazeedi I like your review! It was a good book 8mo
CouronneDhiver Thanks! I‘m so pleased that you‘ve joined us again. 👍🏽 8mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi I have a terrible time writing them! So many thanks! (edited) 8mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll I know, I do too cause it is hard to do as you said! 8mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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wordzie 8mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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New kid on the block here✌ 😊

cathysaid Hi new kid! 🙋‍♀️ Welcome to our little corner of the interwebz where we are (1) book obsessed and (2) kind to one another (unheard of in a social media app, right?!?). Check out the pages of @Chelleo and @RaimeyGallant for links to Litsy tips and hints. Also, @LitsyHappenings is a great place to find current #bookswaps #buddyreads and much more. We‘re glad you‘re here! #litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
Shelby_Q @cathysaid thank you for the warm welcome! Yeah I'm all but off all social media because of the constant looming negativity but I am soooo excited about this app and I just regret not finding it sooner! 9mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 9mo
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Shelby_Q Thank you @DarcysMom 😊😊 9mo
sprainedbrain Welcome! 😃 9mo
Shelby_Q 👋👋👋👋👋 thanks! 9mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 9mo
megnews Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
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February Or Forever | Juliet Madison
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My February wish list!

We‘ll see how far I get, and how far off track I wander astray. 🤫

2 series I want to catch up on #SeriesRead with @TheSpineView
2 for #Reading1001 & my last 1 for #1001Discoveries 😢
1 for #StarWarsBuddyRead
2 for #PratchettPosse or #OokBOokClub
1 for #BBBBC Sci-fi/Fantasy book club with @InLibrisVeritas
1 for #ReadTheCandidates with @MelissaSue81
And 2 #BuddyReads with @BarbaraTheBibliophage

#FebruaryTBR 🤞

Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage guess what, my Color of Law came in super fast from the library! So I‘ll probably start it a bit early (finger crossed) 10mo
mreads Illona Andrew 😁❤❤❤❤ 10mo
TheSpineView Good Luck!💜 10mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I don‘t mind switching up our months. Let‘s do it for Feb and hold Unmentionable till March! I need something meaty right now. Oops—I forgot we already pushed that off. I can do both the David Litt and Color in Feb also! (edited) 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mreads I know! I love her, well really their, writing....I want to read the finale so bad, but yet I don‘t want it to be over! (edited) 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Ok, whatever works best. I was really surprised, when I put it on hold, I thought I‘ll be lucky if I get it before April, but a bunch of people on the hold list must have passed on it for now. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Best kind of surprise!! 10mo
LeahBergen Cold Comfort Farm 👍🏻 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Very true, better early than very late. 10mo
Gezemice Well, I just read three from your list... since we are in two of the same reading clubs... and onto the fourth one (Well of Ascension). Cold Comfort Farm is also awesome! 9mo
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage You want to read Unmentionable? I really want to read it! Can I join? (edited) 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gezemice Yes—That would be great!! 9mo
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage In March? I need to put in my hold... 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice yep March! And sure you can! If your library hold looks like it‘s going to take longer, just let us know and we‘ll switch it to April. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Maybe as we pick each book for the next month we should post a general, we are reading “this” next month if anyone is interested in joining us? 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds fun—the more the merrier! 9mo
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! It looks like it is already pending... even though it told me there were multiple holds. Well, not complaining! I am ready to go whenever! 9mo
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