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Magslhalliday
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A collection of autobiographical stories. Some feel too sparse, like they are making weight. Others are fantastic. ‘The Squirrel‘ and ‘Travelling Light‘ were favourites for me.

This year all but four books in my #LitsyAtoZ will be off my TBR bookshelf. This has been lurking there since my husband finished it a few years ago.

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Alphabetter | Dan Bar-el
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I almost did it last year… just 4 letters between me and finally completing #litsyatoz (K, Q, X & Z ). This year I am even more determined! I‘ve got my eye on you X! 👀

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Magslhalliday
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Actually laid out my #LitsyAtoZ for 2023 as I‘m trying to make serious inroads into my TBR bookcase. I have all but five letters (K, U, X, Y and Z). Any suggestions for the gaps? Ideally available from a library.

Lindy I don‘t know if you will find this at your library, but I highly recommend 1mo
Lindy For U, there‘s this outstanding award-winner: 1mo
Lindy And Y, if you haven‘t yet read this one by Nobel laureate Ernaux: 1mo
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Lindy I gave 5 stars to this work of poetry: 1mo
Lindy Another U possibility is 1mo
Lindy I‘ve used this one for Z in the past and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it: 1mo
Magslhalliday Thank you! 1mo
rockpools Hi Mags, happy new year! Two questions. Do you do ebooks/audio, or just print? And how about nonfiction? 1mo
rockpools I‘d thought about this next time I need an X book - I think @batsy rated it highly. It‘s on Serial Reader. (edited) 1mo
rockpools But if you‘re up for a bit of creative alphabetising, this is FABULOUS and there are lots of copies around the libraries 1mo
rockpools If you like a bit of nonfiction, this is really interesting (if a little too hipster-annoying at times!) 1mo
rockpools You must have read this already? 1mo
rockpools Otherwise I did this on audio: 1mo
rockpools Or if you fancy something a bit weird, you‘d be welcome to have my copy of this: 1mo
rockpools And nonfiction audio again - this was fab! 1mo
Magslhalliday Thank you! @rockpools - I knew you‘d know our library catalogues books and crannies! 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 4 results for #Scarathlon2022 readathons.

Another 6 hours yesterday! Almost finished Colder Than the Grave. Not sure what is next. Maybe a cozy mystery???

#TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious
#31by31 @Catsandbooks
#LittenListen @aperfectmjk
#LitsyAtoZ #AutumnEdition @Texreader
#Pointsathon @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
#PromptMaze #Scarathlon Edition @TheAromaofBooks
#Witchathon @mdm139

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
Catsandbooks Awesome! 💜 4mo
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StayCurious You're doing so well! 4mo
Catsandbooks Wonderful! 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
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Mdonald
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An Unfortunate Demise | Blythe Baker
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A lady‘s maid solves a murder while recovering from a murder in book 1. It could have described what happened in book 1 rather than assuming the books were read in order. Ladies‘ maids are always meek so I find these stories frustrating but it was well told even so. A fine book for its genre.

#20in4 #31by31 #autumnatoz #autumnbingo2022 #bodycountbingo #litsyatoz #octoberreadathon #promptmaze #spookoween #witchathon #scarathlon #teamslaughter

TheSpineView Awesome 4mo
Catsandbooks Terrific! 🧡 4mo
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
Texreader @Andrew65 Thanks for hosting! I've had a nasty headache, so I'm very happy I got one book already under my belt!! And I started Good Omens on audio last night, and read some of Powers of Darkness. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
Clwojick Way to go! 🖤 4mo
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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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For the month of October, each letter completed counts 10 points! Finish any unique lucky 13 letters and that‘s 50 points! Winner gift tbd. Tag #autumnatoz & me for all posts to get credit. Play along with #scarathlon!

I‘m new to hosting a readathon so please ask questions or give me helpful hints. I can‘t wait to see y‘all play!

And thanks to the incredible @BookishMarginalia who hosted the inaugural and the best #LitsyAtoZ challenge!

Bookwormjillk Fun! I have 4 letters left in my 2022 challenge but they‘re the hard ones so maybe I‘ll start over for yours 😂 4mo
Texreader @Bookwormjillk What do you have left? I‘ve been very creative and might be able to help 4mo
Clwojick @Bookwormjillk Not sure if this is your thing, but I always check out comics/graphic novels etc for letters that I‘m super stuck on. 4mo
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Clwojick And I‘ll add this to the event list I have going for Scarathlon! 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Texreader V, X, and Z. I‘ve just been filling them in without trying as I go along might will have to be more deliberate now. Thought I was missing U but realized I read Under the Dome in August. (edited) 4mo
StayCurious This is great! 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick I‘ll read anything! 4mo
Clwojick For V I read Vladimir by Julia May Jones and Vendetta by Fern Michaels. For X I read Xoxo by Axie Oh and X by Sue Grafton and for Z I read Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. 🖤 @Bookwormjillk 4mo
DanaManiac This sounds fun! 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick thanks! I read your X and Z last year, but will look at Vladimir and Vendetta! 4mo
Texreader @DanaManiac I hope you‘ll play. Every book counts!! 4mo
Texreader @Clwojick Thanks for adding to the #scarathlon event list!! 4mo
DanaManiac @Texreader Yes, I will be! 🧡🖤 4mo
Catsandbooks This sounds so fun! Thanks for hosting Karen! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This looks fun!! And just checking - 10pts per letter completed, and if we check off any 13 letters, it's a bonus 50pts? 4mo
Texreader @TheAromaofBooks You got it!! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Okay, perfect!! At first I thought there was a specific group of 13 letters to get the bonus points, so that's where I confused myself 😂 4mo
DebinHawaii I am in! Thanks for hosting! 4mo
Texreader @DebinHawaii Fantastic!! Have fun and good luck! 4mo
Texreader @DebinHawaii Fantastic!! Have fun and good luck! 4mo
DanaManiac Hi! Random question- can we read multiple books with the same starting letter and earn 10 points for each, or does each read have to be unique as well, like for the bonus points? 3mo
Texreader @DanaManiac Yes you earn points for books starting with the same letter (I always accumulate a lot of s‘s). But you do need to have 13 books starting with unique letters to earn the bonus points. 3mo
DanaManiac @Texreader Okay, perfect- thanks for clarifying! 🍂 3mo
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The Judge Hunter | Christopher Buckley
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A terrific jaunt across English and New England history: a nitwit is sent to the colonies to hunt down two judges who‘d signed King Charles I‘s death warrant and instead he stumbles into far bigger, interesting, and terrifying intrigues. A unique take on the earliest history of New York, in which the larger facts are true but the smaller pieces are a fun (& sad) imagining of what happened behind the scenes. Highly recommended. #letterJ #litsyatoz

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In Xanadu | William Dalrymple
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The author recreated Marco Polo‘s trek from the Vatican to Xanadu. His own trek through tyrannical Iran and communist China was likely as perilous as Polo‘s. It‘s an interesting travelogue but not as well written as Bernard Ollivier‘s books about walking the Silk Road. The narrator spoke so softly & fast I had to slow the audiobook down & hike the volume. There also were odd musical interludes that just didn‘t work. #letterX #litsyatoz

Texreader @Bookwormjillk This was book for X and it is also very short and really interesting. If you do audio, less than 3 hours. Just turn up the volume and slow it down. @Clwojick @StayCurious 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Texreader thanks ☺️ 4mo
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In Xanadu | William Dalrymple
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I‘ll start this audiobook tomorrow for #litsyatoz #letterX

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