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SamAnne
Demons | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I rarely bail on a book. I want to give it a chance until the last page. But I‘m working to get over that ridiculousness. A major health scare helps! Why spend my precious time on the tagged book when I could be reading something so more fulfilling? Begone Demons!!!! 😂😂😂😂. I will go on to other Russian novelists I enjoy. Maybe I will try Brothers Karamozov one day. But I banish the Demons! #SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Not Without Laughter | Langston Hughes
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February #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

My bookspin goal is to get all the books off my GR TBR from 2019 off the list. Last month I read 4 and am down to 33 so feel like I am making progress.

Tagged the one I am hopeful for, and will read it no matter if it wins or not!

Librariana I love that you have TBRs based on years and good for you on being so close to completing 2019! 4h
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana it's thanks to Goodreads who will tell you when you added it TBR. I noticed last year I had some from 2013 and was a bit embarrassed! Read them or delete them! I do purge the list a couple of times a year and now it feels more manageable - this doesn't include all the books I bought over the years that sit on my shelves though 🤣 3h
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BC_Dittemore
Don Quixote Deluxe Edition | Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman
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Pickpick

I first read the Grossman translation when it was released in 2003. I remember it distinctly because it was the most difficult book I had ever read up to that point, but I couldn‘t recall much about the story. Revisiting it on Audible, I have to say Don Quixote is made to be listened to. It‘s such a delight; I found myself smiling almost the whole time. Yes, it‘s long-winded but considering it‘s over 400 years old, it holds up surprisingly well.

BC_Dittemore As usual, I ran out of room to give the narrator their praise… George Guidall really brought Don Quixote to life. His voices for The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza are exactly how I would imagine them. So, so good! (edited) 6h
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kwmg40
Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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I enjoyed this first book in Montgomery's Emily series. There are definitely similarities to the Anne books, but I find Emily a more realistic and relatable character.

12 hours of reading and third book finished for the #20in4 readathon. @Andrew65

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #1923 @Librarybelle

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 8h
Librarybelle Good choice! It‘s been ages since I‘ve read the Emily series! 8h
Octoberwoman I love the Anne series but haven‘t read any of the Emily books yet. Someday! 5h
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JacintaMCarter
Rinkitink in Oz | L Frank Baum
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Panpan

#2023Book16
The new characters introduced in this book were incredibly annoying and I didn‘t care whether or not they succeeded. Dorothy only shows up for a couple chapters at the end as more of an afterthought than an actual part of the plot.

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LitStephanie
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Chapter 16. So Lydgate, new doctor in town, is kindly invited to a dinner party by the Vincys, and he decides to insult another guest, Chichely, by stating that lawyer coroners are incompetent at their jobs, then doubles down and insults post-morten medical examiners, too? Does anyone else think that is a little rude and not the best way to ingratiate yourself in a new town, LOL?

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Susanita
Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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I don‘t finish every book I start. Some books I circle around and finish them eventually, but others I intentionally abandon.

The specific reasons might be varied (boring story, characters doing things that don‘t make sense, can‘t figure out what‘s going on, etc.) but usually boil down to I just don‘t care what happens.

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz That‘s an excellent way to think about it. If I don‘t care, why continue? Thank you for sharing! 9h
kelli7990 I like to finish every book I start but if I don‘t like the writing style or I‘m not emotionally invested in the story then I‘m more likely to bail on the book. 9h
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LitsyEvents
On the Banks of Plum Creek | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Repost for @megnews

A reminder to grab the next book! If you‘d like to be added or removed from being tagged please let me know.
We still have 5 more books in the series after this. If anyone else is interested in leading one, feel free to let me know.

Tagged book is up next for the #littlehousechapteraday read-a-long. Everyone is welcome to join in- please let @megnews know if you want to be tagged in notifications.

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Zoe-h
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Found this gorgeous copy at a used bookstore today! It only cost $15 and ones on Abe Books are going for 200! Half Priced Books is my best friend.

LiteraryinLawrence This looks stunning! 13h
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Evita
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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4 out of 5! Loved this graphic version