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@DieAReader, @Andrew65, @GHABI4ROSES

Way back in high school, I did a report on an endangered species, and I chose the panda, my favorite animal besides dogs and cats. I provided entertainment for the class during my oral presentation because I mispronounced two places pandas are from: Peking (I pronounced it as PECK-ing), and Madrid (I pronounced it as MAD-rid). 🤣🤣🤣 #lessonlearned

TheBookgeekFrau The curse of being a reader 😂 At least you didn't have the misfortune of mispronouncing 'organism' while reading out loud from your 7th grade science textbook. Jeez, I couldn't have picked a worse year to do that if I tried 🫢🤣 1w
Andrew65 Excellent. Until you know what a place is called you make these mistakes. I remember doing similar for Zaire and Ibiza! 1w
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dabbe Okay. Because all of you (@TheBookgeekFrau, @Andrew65, @DieAReader) were so kind, here's my worst one: up until college (I kid you not), I never knew that Los Angeles and LA meant the same place. I thought LA was a totally different city spelled Elay. 😜 #andthedarwinawardgoesto ... 1w
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau Oh, I can just imagine the 7th grade boys especially! 🤣🤣🤣 1w
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe Exactly--7th grade boys!!!!🤣🤣🤣 1w
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe Oh that's good! Every time I write LA I always wonder if people are going to think Louisiana, but Elay is wayyyy better 😂💕 1w
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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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This didn‘t get going for me until the second half when Ng goes into greater detail about the dystopian world she‘s created, which ultimately made this #GoodNotGreat.

After a deep recession, the US government passes the PACT law, which makes dissent a crime punishable by losing one‘s children. (Scary!!) Growing up during this, Bird/Noah suspects this is why his mother left their family. When she sends a message, he runs away to find her. ⬇️

Megabooks Lucy Liu‘s narration was fine, but there are other narrators that might have done better. Emily Woo Zeller and Nancy Wu come to mind. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m not a super fan of celebrity narrators doing fiction audiobooks. 5mo
Cinfhen I wonder if audio would have helped or hindered my reading experience with this one. It didn‘t work for me in print, but who knows? I won‘t be preordering books by this author again #LessonLearned 5mo
Reggie Audios been hurting your enjoyment of books lately, yeah? 5mo
Megabooks @Reggie just two this month. Most of the books I read are audiobooks, and I usually only mention the narration if it is exceptionally good or bad. This Hendrix has exceptionally good narration, and I really enjoyed rereading it on audio. It, incidentally, is narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I enjoyed the second half a lot more, but I still haven‘t loved any of her books as much as 5mo
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After 4 hours in the African American museum, we walked to the NMNH to see the Sea Monsters exhibit and the rest of the Ocean Hall. I ❤️this museum, now have a new favorite dinosaur (mosasaur), which is technically a giant sea lizard, and learned my lesson about buying books in gift shops. I nearly died walking back to the hotel. #vacationshopping #bookhaul #dayfive #shoptwo #shouldhaveshippedthebookshome #heavy #lessonlearned

tournevis Ben Clanton FTW! 4y
DGRachel @tournevis I loved this one so much I‘m going to have to buy the rest of the series, and I don‘t even have kids. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣🤣 4y
wanderinglynn The Natural History Museum is one of my faves too. I love the Smithsonian museums and that‘s what I miss most about no longer living in DC. 4y
LeahBergen I‘ve done the same! I bought a Folio Society PG Wodehouse boxed set and several other hardcovers once on holiday and had to stagger back to the hotel with them. 😆😆😆 Hey, they were such a good deal! 4y
DGRachel @LeahBergen I‘m really wishing we‘d grabbed the taxi that was right outside the museum. That Ocean book weighs a ton by itself! 4y
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Loyalty in Death | J. D. Robb
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My first finish for the #readathon! Granted I only had 15 minutes left on the audiobook, which amounted to a whole 5 pages 🤪. Another great addition to the In Death series. Someone copying an old terrorist group is targeting NYC‘s landmarks. It is up to Eve Dallas and her team to stop the attacks. It was so nice to spend some more time with Eve, Peabody and Roarke.

Sace Note to self-have several almost finished options for the next readathon 😂 4y
Mollyanna @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Absolutely! I always start with a book that‘s at least half way through. Gives you a sense of accomplishment early on. Now the five page finish was not planned, just a happy accident ☺️ 4y
Sace My mistake was finishing a couple books before we started. #lessonlearned 4y
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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I‘m going to cry. I was 80% finished with this book, and it had to be returned to Libby. 15 WEEKS to borrow it again. 😭😭😭 This whole adulting thing is really cutting into my reading time. 😑 #lessonlearned

laurieluna 😱 that's a long time surely if you're more than 50% through they should give you the chance to renew for one week. That would make sense. 5y
PenguinInFlight @miralunasbooknook I wish they would. I understand it would make wait times longer, but I think a one week renewal is fair if you‘re actively reading it. I can‘t sleep, so I went to read, and it was no longer available on my Kindle. I‘ll probably start from the beginning when I get it again. Normally I would buy it, but I was on medical leave for 7 weeks and my book funds are depleted, LOL. I‘m back to work now. I may buy it in a couple weeks. 5y
Andrew65 Hate when this happens! (edited) 5y
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PenguinInFlight @Andrew65 ugh. It‘s the worst. I‘d be less disappointed if it was a “meh” book, but it is SO good, and everything was just tying together. I‘m so mad at myself for not realizing how little time I had left...not that working 50 hours a week leaves a ton of reading time, but I could have powered through it the last couple days. (edited) 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto Do you ever turn your airplane mode on? I do this to finish library books ALL the time. They can't be removed from your kindle until you reconnect to wireless. This is the actual worst. I had the same thing happen with sleeping beauties the day after Christmas I just got in back the first week of July. 😩 5y
PenguinInFlight @Ashley_Nicoletto No! I didn‘t even know I could do that! That‘s a wonderful idea. Thank you! ☺️❤️ I really don‘t even use the Kindle for anything but reading (it‘s actually my husband‘s and I hijacked it once I discovered Libby, LOL). I‘m definitely doing this next time! 5y
PenguinInFlight @Ashley_Nicoletto OOH! I still have Spinning Silver that I didn‘t get a chance to read (all my holds came at once, ugh)...due in 10 hours. Airplane mode, here I come! 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto @PenguinInFlight I love when I can share this trick with someone who didn't know about it. 🙌🏼🤣 It's so handy. Especially if I just need an extra day or two. 5y
sprainedbrain That airplane mode trick from @Ashley_Nicoletto is a life saver! Also, I don‘t know how you feel about audiobooks, but Scribd has The Outsider on audio (it‘s excellent!) and you can get a free 30-day trial of Scribd. Just an idea! 5y
PenguinInFlight @sprainedbrain Oh, that‘s an awesome idea, too! I do like audiobooks. Thank you!! ☺️❤️ 5y
AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto That‘s my favorite trick...a co-worker shared it with me a few years ago!! (edited) 5y
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Finally off the Holds list - again ! #lessonlearned #readfaster

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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1️⃣ since February 1st...
2️⃣ Apparently the grand opening of a Shake Shack by my #indie bookstore is big news
3️⃣ No. Every time I even think about joining one, my life goes to hell in a hand basket. #lessonlearned
4️⃣ So a seal walks into a club...
(Sorry - joke courtesy of www.goodbadjokes.com. I couldn‘t help myself)
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Cinfhen Every response made me smile 😁Not that I find clubbing seals funny 5y
alisiakae Shake Shack 😂😂😂 I feel that is all I have heard about in CLT this week. That and the 24/7 I77 toll debacle that just never goes away. 5y
TrishB We‘re having a party when you‘re done with that book..... 5y
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DebbieGrillo 🖒😂 5y
DGRachel @Cinfhen @DebbieGrillo I know that joke is actually horrible, but I read it, took a second to “get” it, and then just could not stop laughing at how wrong it was, so I had to share it. 😱 5y
OrangeMooseReads I don‘t want to laugh but 😆 👍🏼 5y
DGRachel @OrangeMooseReads I totally understand! 😂 5y
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I am so sick of hearing about Shake Shack in the news that I don‘t even want to walk into it. I worry about the extra traffic in an already insane shopping center. 😔 5y
DGRachel @TrishB Yes! But no cognac or vodka. 😂😂 5y
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Book Borrower | Alice Mattison
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Long story short, I lent the book my bookclub picked to someone in June and now it's one week before the meeting and I still don't have it back. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ #booklendingfail #lessonlearned

swishandflick 😂😂😂 this is so accurate 6y
bitterbear I love this... 6y
DGRachel Gah, that's so rude!! It's why I don't lend books anymore. 6y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh man! I'm rude, I don't lend my books out after my father in law "borrowed" a few then gave them away to my SIL, which swore she had no idea what books she took to the thrift store! Lol ? now I'm an over protective book hoarder! Hope you get your book back soon ? 6y
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Total #libraryfail on my part. I had patiently waited for Eleanor to become available then I waited until the last few days to start the audio. I got 70% of the way through when my borrow time expired. Now I'm waitlisted again. Overdrive waits for no reader. #nobueno #lessonlearned

Hokey 📖😳😥 6y
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You guys, this scene in the book is brutal. Worse than the movie - way worse...but gotta say the descriptive writing is phenomenal. Coming from a state that has plenty of bears, I will be doubling up on my bear spray after reading this! #bearattack #gore #gruesome oh and PS - careful when googling 'bear attack' for a usable image 😂#lessonlearned