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Melissa_J
The Winds of War | Herman Wouk
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This #chunkster is my current book before bed. Since it‘s 1000 pages long, and I only read for a short time before falling asleep (I‘m not a stay up all night and read type of gal - I need my sleep!), I‘ll probably be reading this for a good long time.

CoverToCoverGirl Indeed! 3d
Joyfulmimi Great Book 2d
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AnansiGirl
Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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A chonky book by an author who shares my birthday, originally written in a different language, and clearly more than 300 pages.

#chunkster #maymadness #mayscavengerhunt
@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness that is a serious undertaking! 👍 2w
AnansiGirl @TheReadingMermaid I‘ve always given up half way through before. This time I‘m determined to finish Les Miz. 2w
TheReadingMermaid You go girl!!! 💪 2w
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j9brown
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Really really excellent. Sci-fi meets historic fiction (and it's pretty light on the sci-fi aspect for the majority of the book), not the typical King at all, but, like most of his work, a real suck-you-in page-turner. Took me a while to get through this #chunkster but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
King talks about the research that went into it in the Afterword and man, what a project!
Highly recommend. Don't let the size scare you off!

MrBook Your review is similar to mine. 😎🙌🏻 2w
KathyWheeler This is one of my favorite Stephen King books. 2w
whippoorwill815 One of my faves too! I‘m currently doing a re-read on audio so I didn‘t have to lug around the hardcover I own 😜 1w
j9brown @whippoorwill815 Ahaha smart! I nearly dropped it on the train yesterday when my arm got tired! 1w
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Melissa_J
War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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Bailedbailed

Just call me The Bailer. I have no qualms about bailing on books I‘m not enjoying, even if they are the final book in a series. With respect to this series, it really should have been a trilogy. By this fourth book, which is a major #chunkster, I was beyond bored! The characters are all annoying as heck, and I care not one bit about how their stories turn out 🤷🏻‍♀️

twohectobooks I wish I could be a ruthless book quitter like this! Always by the time I reach the end of the series I feel like I have to get to the end. On the other hand, I‘m very quick to decide whether I‘ll continue a series or not, so maybe that‘s the trade off! 2w
TrishB I have become ruthless recently, no point if you‘re not enjoying! 2w
Crazeedi Too many books to waste time on ones that dont interest you! I've learned that!! 2w
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Melissa_J @twohectobooks in hindsight, I should have bailed on the third book. Oh well. There seem to be several YA fantasy series that I enjoy the first book or two of, them get bored. 2w
Melissa_J @TrishB @Crazeedi Exactly! There are too many other books out there to enjoy (and many are already on my shelves waiting 😂). 2w
Crazeedi @Melissa_J I'm with you, they're on my shelves too! Lol😉 2w
StephanieMarie I finished this book for Evangeline only, I didn't care about any of the other perspectives so I totally get it! 2w
britt_brooke I struggled through this one. God, the writing grated on me. I don‘t recall the previous books being so annoying. 2w
AlaMich It‘s like TV series that go on too long because they still draw high ratings. People will buy it, so they will write it. 1w
Melissa_J @britt_brooke I don‘t remember the previous books being this bad either. And Mare? I got so tired of her! 1w
Melissa_J @AlaMich that‘s a very good way to describe this. 1w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This is a major #chunkster. 45 hours of listening. But it‘s divided into three books, so I‘m not sure I‘ll plow through it all at once. It‘s my pick for #publicdomain #booked2019 and #readingwomen #translatedbefore1945. #currentlyreading #currentlylistening

LeahBergen I loved it. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen Good to know! It‘s very simple so far, but interesting. I‘m part Norwegian, so it‘s my heritage also. 2w
LeahBergen I read it after a trip to Norway. 😄 2w
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BarbaraBB I loved it too. She‘s so strong and admirable! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Oh good. I‘m still in the part where she‘s young and a little stupid. 2w
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage Oops I‘m sorry, I didn‘t know. It‘s no spoiler though, she grows up fast 😅 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Haha. No worries. That‘s not really a spoiler. 🌞 2w
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eri.reads
A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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This book was splendid! It's a #chunkster, but I could hardly put it down. There's so much more insight into how the relationship between Diana and Matthew unfolds than what the tv series shows (of course!). In fact I'm finally understanding many aspects of some of the show's scenes now that I've read the book. 😁 This history nuggets implanted in the book are delightful to this history nut! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

#witchesrule #adow

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Marina_h
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I have been taken a break from social media because we've been busy busy busy the last month, but there's always time for books.
I'm working my way through the "A song of ice and fire" series for the #ATY2019 and my own #chunkster challenge. I've read them 7 years ago, but they are definitely word a reread!
#aroundtheyearin52books

rretzler I want to reread them but I‘ve been holding off until Winds of Winter is published. I‘m beginning to wonder if that will ever happen. 😔 3w
Marina_h @rretzler yeah, I'm wondering the same! I did consider if it would be better to wait and hope Winds of Winter came out soon, but it doesn't look likely. It's such a shame 3w
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CSeydel
Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
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I just found out Amazon is producing a Wheel of Time show! I think that means I really need to get started reading them. I‘ve been meaning to read them for 20 years but I‘m always too daunted by the sheer volume to launch in #wheeloftime #chunkster

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Melissa_J
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I managed to finish this #chunkster - the last book in Follett‘s Century Trilogy - earlier today. Although the book is 1100 pages, it reads relatively quickly. Follett covers an awful lot of ground here, tackling the watershed events of the 1960s to 1980s in the US, Germany and the Soviet Union. I was already familiar with the history, having studied the Cold War-era extensively in school, but I enjoyed Follett‘s take on it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrew65 Pleased to see you enjoyed it. 3w
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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One moon in 1984, two moons in 1Q84. Odd things happen. Is it a parallel or alternate reality? Murakami takes the reader through 925 pages to try to figure it out. Murakami is surreal as usual. Maybe a little longer than it needed to be, but I still liked this!

ruskigurl16 I've seen this book and just haven't picked it up yet. I am glad to hear the length was worth it. 1mo
Reggie I have yet to read him. But I don‘t know where to start. 4w
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SG2014 @Reggie Start with south of the border, west of the sun. It‘s a gentle intro into the surrealism of Murakami and a beautiful read. 4w
Reggie @SG2014 Thanks!!! 4w
QuintusMarcus Loved this book! 4w
ValerieAndBooks @ruskigurl16 @Leftcoastzen @reggie @SG2014 @QuintusMarcus sorry all for my late reply to this post! I enjoyed this but definitely wouldn‘t recommend as a first Murakami 😊! I haven‘t yet read the one @SG2014 recommends. My first was actually the short story collection Men Without Women. Of the novels I‘ve read so far, I might recommend this as a possible first: 2w
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