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Leftcoastzen
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Pickpick

Over 800 pages! In most cases, I can say I read the book before the movie/series, not this time.Didn‘t have HBO but starting watching GOT on DVD in 2017 .Got HBO just to watch the last season , & am rewatching it again.Excellent book,hope to get to the other books ...soon.Great characters ,great adventure,where is that last book Mr. Martin?🤔

CoffeeCatsBooks Nice thing about coming to the series later, at least you don‘t have to wait years in between all the books (just this last one/two). 2w
Leftcoastzen @CoffeeCatsBooks Indeed! If I wasn‘t so backed up with #chunksters I would probably start the next one. 2w
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Owlizabeth
Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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What to do when the kiddo wakes you up at 3? Get some quiet reading in on some #chunksters!

The Overstory is amaaaaazing.

I love Neal Stephenson, but can the man write a book under 500 pages??? I‘m nervous about this one, v. v. mixed reviews.

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Cinfhen
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While I was shopping for shoes my hubby stumbled upon a book store. He bought 3 books!!! I think he‘s been Litsyfied 😂Two of his books are #chunksters 📚📚of course I couldn‘t let him be the only one to buy a book...I got one too ( and a new pair of shoes 😉) Can you guess which book was my choice???

Crazeedi Letters , the top one! 2mo
Cinfhen 👍🏽 @Crazeedi 💗 2mo
Cinfhen What I like about my copy is it‘s the revised edition. It contains responses from Palestinians who share their own dialogue and beliefs. Should be fascinating 2mo
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Dolly They all look good to me and congratulations on a mate who‘s literate. I wasn‘t so lucky. 😏 2mo
Crazeedi @Dolly I agree they all look good ! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Dolly 😂 🙏 2mo
DivineDiana Does that say colehaan.com??? And what book store did you discover, pray tell? 2mo
Cinfhen This was actually in NJ last week 🤫but I never posted the book/ shoe haul @DivineDiana 🤭sorry I can‘t share a local discovery with you 😘 2mo
DivineDiana Glad you found one! At first, I thought that the shoebox was a book spine and colehaan.com was the name of the book! 😂 2mo
MicheleinPhilly We‘re going book shopping tomorrow. I‘m taking you to Shakespeare & Co. 😉 2mo
Cinfhen Really??? @MicheleinPhilly we‘re flying to Paris 🙌🏻❤️I didn‘t know Philly has a Shakespeare & Co !!!!! I‘m sooooooooo excited 😃😃😃😃😃😃 2mo
MicheleinPhilly It‘s AMAZING! I ❤️ it! 2mo
Cinfhen Tomorrow is gonna be #Epic 😘 @MicheleinPhilly 2mo
Cinfhen I better get cash @MicheleinPhilly 😜 2mo
Cinfhen I just Googled the store @MicheleinPhilly looks UH.MAY.ZING 2mo
MicheleinPhilly It is! Blowing my paycheck for sure. 👌🏼 2mo
BarbaraBB That was easy, the upper one! Also, I envy you and @MicheleinPhilly ! Have fun & lots of books! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB hopefully we‘ll get our do-over real soon xx Too bad you‘re US road trip didn‘t pass through Philly 😢 2mo
TrishB Enjoy your day ❤️ I have been looking at that letters book! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB wish you were joining us♥️ 2mo
BarbaraBB All the Rivers makes me want to revisit Israel too so maybe I‘ll plan a trip next year 🤞😘 (edited) 2mo
Reviewsbylola Def knew it was the top book! Your husband is too funny. 2mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Yay!I‘m a little mad at myself,I‘m stalled on my #booked2019 challenge , reading serious books and #chunksters that I am enjoying but...what a breath of fresh air this Biden/Obama bromance mystery was!Just needed something lighter and this book did the trick.I know there is a second one out, looking forward to reading more of this series.Clever and fun.🥰

Bklover I bought this quite a while back but haven‘t read it yet- it does look fun! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks I keep hoping to come across this in the used bookstores but no luck yet! Which is kind of odd, considering that I live only 7 miles from the Delaware border 😂! 3mo
Leftcoastzen @ValerieAndBooks So funny , there was so much Litsy love for this book and I found it cheap, I think you will too! 3mo
Leftcoastzen @Bklover it‘s a great palette cleanse, jump when the moment is right! 3mo
Suet624 Especially now this book is a great cleanse all the way around. 2mo
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bromeliad
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Just signed up for the #HSreadathon! https://bit.ly/2SZAlsq Looking forward to spending my quiet August trying to blast through my TBR pile...but guys, do you have any idea how many #chunksters are on said pile? Or how much my pile blew up after the local bookstore decided to move and made all their books $2 to lighten the load? These are just the TBRs I have WITHIN ARMS REACH! 😆 😆 😆

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erank58
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Major #unpopularopinion time. But that's the beauty of places like Litsy, it's always fun to share ?

I'm really not having luck with some of these recent releases. For this, I found it just plain messy, so much that I couldn't buy into the "fun" that it was probably supposed to be. Especially after strongly disliking The Last Time I Lied, this is just not an author I jive with.

Anyone else not a fan? Would love to hear your thoughts! #botm

Megabooks I didn‘t like Final Girls that much. I have TLTIL from BOTM, but it‘s part of the backlog. I didn‘t see the the point of getting this one. Doing the BOTM challenge in 2017 soured me to mysteries/thrillers. 3mo
erank58 @Megabooks I've been having such a problem with BOTM thrillers lately. They just aren't doing anything for me! I think I'll stick to their other picks for a few months 👌 3mo
cherinium I've only read Final Girls. I wasn't blown away by it, but did find it to be a nice palate cleanser between some epic fantasy #chunksters. I have the other two Sager books on my shelves, but am in no huge hurry to get to them. I'll probably pick them up when I want something to read quickly as a break from the longer, more involved books 3mo
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erank58 @cherinium I think that's exactly what his books are good for--they are entertaining and fast paced, but not heavy-handed. I have heard that Final Girls is the one people have liked the least, so maybe this one will work for you! 3mo
cherinium @erank58 You never know. I feel like sometimes you get lucky and read a book at the right place and time in your life, and it just clicks. On the other hand, sometimes you pick a book up at the wrong time and can't enjoy it even if it's in your normal wheelhouse. I will sometimes give a so-so book a second chance if I feel I was just in the wrong headspace the first time around. 3mo
ravenlee I read The Last Time I Lied on a whim and found it pretty mediocre. Mildly entertaining, but I didn‘t think it was terribly thrilling or suspenseful. Not too interested in following this author, myself. 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m a big fan of the mystery/thriller genre, but I just don‘t like Sager. I liked the second half of Final Girls, so I read his second book and thought it was awful—a whole lot of writing with almost no plot. I won‘t even bother with this one. I don‘t really get the love for him. 3mo
Marilyncjackson I didn‘t like this book either. I found it very boring. It was labeled a gothic thriller (and that‘s what other reviewers said) but it was so very boring. I was able to skip from page 66 to 20 pages from the end and get the general idea of what was going on. There was so much repeating, and “telling” from the author that you didn‘t need to read the whole book to get the story. I said I bailed on it because I only read 1/4 of it. 3mo
cherinium @ravenlee @Hooked_on_books @Marilyncjackson @Megabooks I'm happy to see some people speaking out about things they did not enjoy about Sager's books, because my feed is usually filled with raving reviews of his books. At the same time, your comments are not mean spirited and harsh like many negative reviews on Goodreads. I love that Litsy is a platform where it's ok to admit you don't like something without making those who do like it feel bad. 3mo
Marilyncjackson @cherinium that‘s why I tend to like Litsy better for reviews because people are more professional and less personal (by this I mean personally attacking authors which is not cool) thank Goodreads. It is also nice to know I am not alone in my dislike of this book. 😊 3mo
cj82487 I have this book on my shelf right now to eventually read but I keep coming across mixed reviews on it too. I was excited to pick it but now it sits there for the moment I decide to pick it up and actually read it 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
erank58 @cj82487 I'll be curious what you think of it! 2mo
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SharonGoforth
Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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My slightly over-the-top August TBR. 🙈🙈🙈📚 Good news is that The Goldfinch and Moby-Dick are both read alongs that are more than one month in length. Bad news is that I still have 300 pages to go in The Magic Mountain 😬. I will finish it!

#tbr #thegoldfinchreadalong #faulknerinaugust #2020classics #mobydickreadalong #womenintranslation

mcipher The Goldfinch! So so so good. 3mo
HardcoverHearts I‘m delighted at how effective buddy reads and read alongs are for getting to the really weighty and intimidating works that I‘ve always wanted to get to but was nervous. 😬 3mo
SharonGoforth @mcipher I can‘t wait to read it! 3mo
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MelissaSue81 Those are some LOOOOOONG books!
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SharonGoforth @HardcoverHearts Yes! My problem is there are so many that I want to do, and I seem to be incapable of picking and choosing! 3mo
SharonGoforth @MelissaSue81 The page count is insane!! 3mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m almost always in the same boat, I end up with too many #chunksters all at once. 3mo
SharonGoforth @Leftcoastzen Exactly!! ⛵️ 3mo
Lcsmcat Great TBR! I‘ve loved a lot of those. And you‘ll find The Magic Mountain speeds up as you near the end. Those last pages speed by! 3mo
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Thanks! I‘m still in the middle of Naphta and Settembrini, and it‘s a little confusing trying to keep their philosophies straight. I really like the way Mann presents both points of view, though, and then bounces them off Hans Castorp as a sort of sounding board. 3mo
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth Their arguments do get eye crossing! Naphta in particular annoyed me, but things get really crazy between those two near the end. I think a clear idea of their philosophies is less important than the reaction of Hans, who bounces from idea to idea depending on who is influencing him at any given moment. 3mo
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Lol, like a game of ping pong 🏓! 3mo
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth Or pinball! 3mo
charl08 Good luck! 3mo
SharonGoforth @charl08 Thanks!! 3mo
DivineDiana Do you know who is doing #thegoldfinchreadalong? 2mo
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Brona - she‘s @brona68 on Instagram and @bronasbooks on Twitter. The Twitter hashtag is #MobyDickReadalong. Hope you‘ll join in!!! 2mo
Lcsmcat I think you meant to tag @DivineDiana on this one. I‘m 50 pages from finishing An American Tragedy, and after that I‘m going to read a few thinner books before my next chunkster! 2mo
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat @DivineDiana You‘re right!! I‘m so sorry!! 2mo
Lcsmcat @SharonGoforth No apology needed. I read Moby Dick years ago, and while good literature is always worth rereading I‘m not ready this time for the 🐳. 2mo
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Owlizabeth
Upon a Burning Throne | Ashok Banker
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I only have 300 more pages and this is normally where I end up bailing on #chunksters because I get bored. But! This story is just getting more intriguing and expansive and I don‘t want to put it down. I‘ve been momming with this open on my lap or tucked under my arm all day to sneak a sentence here and there, I‘m obsessed.

TorieStorieS I love your bookmark!!❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Owlizabeth @TorieStorieS thanks! I got it in a swap from @Sharpeipup and I love it too!!! 3mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Too many #chunksters at once!maybe #24B4Monday might help! I‘m certainly not going outside except early morning or after dark since it will be 110 degrees today!I also post the non cuddling Lying Cat for @Meaw_catlady to say Saga is so good.

jb72 Yeah it‘s about 95 here today. Way too hot! Good luck on your chunksters. I am close to finishing Moby Dick. 4mo
Lcsmcat How are you liking Georgiana? 4mo
Andrew65 A great stack. Good luck. 👍😊 4mo
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Meaw_catlady I would cuddle him :) haha 4mo
Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat She is fascinating! I have frustrated by lack of reading time lately. 4mo
readingjedi 💚 Lying Cat 4mo
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Melissa_J
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Although this novel is most definitely not a #dreadlockvacation it is set in Jamaica, home to some great reggae artists. The Long Song is a more recent addition to my book collection, one that I‘m looking forward to reading.

#WanderingJune

Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure out of all the people on Litsy your reading tastes most align with mine!!! I‘m interested in EVERY book YOU post!!!!! 4mo
BarbaraBB I read her Small Island and that one would have fit this prompt perfectly too! 💕 4mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen now I just need to get you to read some of my favourite #chunksters You know you‘ll like them 😉 4mo
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Melissa_J @BarbaraBB I‘m going to look out for that one, it sounds excellent. 4mo
Cinfhen Such as????? 4mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen I just read this one and thought it was incredible 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve already stacked and it sounds fabulous!!! Is it part of a trilogy?? 4mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen it is. This is the first book, but it doesn‘t end on a cliffhanger or anything. In fact, I wouldn‘t have guessed another book follows when I finished reading it. 4mo
Cinfhen Ok, good to know!! 4mo
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