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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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My #WeeklyForecast for all of December. Ambitious. But I do have some time off coming up. The top row is all books I'm committed to: #doublespin (@TheAromaofBooks) #OokBOokClub (@JulesG) #IRLBookClub #NYRBBookClub (@vivastory) #ARC #bookspin.
The second row is mostly #LibraryLottery but I'd also like to try and fit in a couple for #cloakanddaggerchristmas (@merelybookish) and some #inprogress.

We'll see where things end up I guess!

Cinfhen Very ambitious but exciting possibilities 🙌🏻💕I have one on my coffee table but it‘s heft is intimidating me 23h
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 15h
DrexEdit @Cinfhen yeah I have the ebook of that cycling in and out of my library holds, so I didn't realize how hefty it was until recently! There's something to be said about being able to make visual judgements on how much reading you have to do! 14h
DrexEdit @TheAromaofBooks your #bookspin challenge has got me fired up and ready to go this month! 😊 14h
TheAromaofBooks Awww that genuinely makes me so happy to hear!!! ❤ 9h
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School for Love | Olivia Manning
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So this isn‘t the first #NYRBBookClub title with a naive boy &/or a disingenuous boarding house proprietor!😀I loved the book & look forward to our discussion 12/5 MT.

BarbaraBB It‘s a typical #NYRB book and I love that! 2d
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I agree ! 😄 2d
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School for Love | Olivia Manning
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I enjoyed this month‘s #NYRBBookClub pick. Such a complicated bunch of characters, but a really readable story. I just love poor Felix and his Faro. 💔

Looking forward to the discussion this weekend!


vivastory I'm glad you enjoyed it! It should be a good discussion 3d
batsy Oh my goodness, I completely forgot! I guess I should start today 😅 3d
sprainedbrain @batsy it‘s a quick one! 😆 3d
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School for Love | Olivia Manning
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Okay, since it‘s a little difficult to take my 700 page (hardcover!) history of the Hanoverians into the bath (I‘m blaming you, @shawnmooney ), I guess I‘ll make a start on this month‘s #NYRBBookClub pick. 😉

tpixie Lol 😂 Happy reading 1w
vivastory I too like to live dangerously. Last week I was reading a book while eating dinner (pork chop) & the edge of my my book fell on my plate, staining it 😬 Amazingly enough this is one of very few book casualties I've had over the years 1w
Leftcoastzen A wise choice! 1w
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BarbaraBB Living in the edge 🙃 1w
LeahBergen @tpixie @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I do live dangerously. 😆 1w
LeahBergen @vivastory I‘ve always had good luck reading in the bath (touch wood ) but I DID fling red wine on my first edition of The Satanic Verses. 😮 1w
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Red Harvest | Dashiell Hammett
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#GratefulHarvest #Harvest An icon in the Hard Boiled school of mysteries was first published in 1929 . An all time favorite of mine

vivastory I can't believe I forgot this one for the prompt! I read this a couple of months ago & loved it! Fantastic choice. 1w
Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 1w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thank you ! I really kinda wanted to make my #NYRBbookclub picks more noir but I refrained! 1w
Leftcoastzen @Eggs thank you! 1w
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Free Day | Ins Cagnati
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I could have used a few books for today's prompt, but I immediately thought of the tagged book read for #NYRBBookClub For some reason the passage about the multicolored #scarf that our narrator's friend bought her always stuck with me. It was a splash of color in an otherwise relentlessly bleak book. This book has continued to stay with me since reading it, one of the surprises of the year. #GratefulHarvest @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Leftcoastzen Nice pick ! I think of it too , haunted by it. 2w
Eggs Beautiful 🧣🙌🏻 2w
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School for Love | Olivia Manning
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#NYRBbookclub Hey, there is a sale ! I have my eye on some not for the club . Their shipping isn‘t super fast , so not sure I‘d order December‘s book but maybe January? This sale on till the 22nd https://www.nyrb.com/collections/classics

Liz_M And more nyrb books are on their way to the shelves that cannot fit more books. 😳 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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I am ridiculously excited for this list of 16 books from @vivastory for #NewYearWhoDis!

I highlighted the covers of the ones that initially caught my fancy, but this is an epic match @monalyisha thank you!

7 was on my list, and I‘ve read and enjoyed 4, 8, 11, 12, 13. I‘m rereading The Martian Chronicles because I first read it nearly 30 years ago! #FeelingOld 😂

I‘m interested in more than these five, but I wanted highlight Scott‘s great list!

DGRachel Ooh, Firestarter is one of my favorite King novels. Say Nothing was good, too! 2w
merelybookish Scott has such eclectic good taste! He was sure to provide a good list 2w
monalyisha I love Ray Bradbury so, so much. 💖 And the Tove J. caught my eye, too! It was on a few different #NYWD lists & I added it to my personal TBR. Have fun! 2w
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monalyisha Also, George Saunders is my husband‘s favorite author. He‘s normally not a big reader but he greedily devours his short story collections! 2w
Megabooks @DGRachel I wrestled with whether to put that in the graphic. Same with the Baldwin, Didion, and The Stone Angel. TBH, there are only one or two that I‘m not interested in. Just an amazing list! I just wanted his list to be easily readable to those who are interested. I love seeing other pairs lists. 2w
Megabooks @merelybookish truth! 🙌🏻 I hope he likes my list half as much as I like his! 2w
Megabooks @monalyisha I really enjoyed the Saunders. I read A LOT of sci fi when I was younger, and I think it‘s something whose time has come to renter my TBR more often. I wanted to read the Jasson after the #NYRBBookClub reviews came in. Sounds really fantastic! 2w
squirrelbrain What a great list! ❤️ 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain right?!? So pleased. 2w
BarbaraBB Numbers 2,5, 14 and 15 are all fantastic !! 2w
Megabooks Passing is another one that has been on my “maybe someday list,” but I think I should move it to my definite TBR if you both liked it! 👍🏻 @BarbaraBB (edited) 2w
Cinfhen This is a great list!!! I‘m gonna read Passing for #Booked2022 #SmallScreenAdaptation 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen good prompt use! I hadn‘t thought of that. 👍🏻 I‘m so bad at knowing what‘s on tv. (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I only know because I saw a Netflix sticker on a book jacket 😘 2w
Prairiegirl_reading 3 and 14 are two of my all time favourites! What a great list! Great pairing I think. 2w
vivastory @DGRachel I think it's one of his more underrated books. I'll be interested to see what the remake will be like. 2w
vivastory @monalyisha This is def one of my fave Bradbury books & I love that one of the sections is set in Independence, MO. True Deceiver kicked off my love for Tove 2w
vivastory @Cinfhen I'll be interested to see what you think of Passing 2w
Chelsea.Poole “Ridiculously excited” —> same here! 👋 that‘s a great list, have fun! 2w
Megabooks @Prairiegirl_reading for sure a great pairing! 2w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole fantastic!! It is!! 2w
Megabooks @vivastory like you, I‘m going to wait on purchasing until my gift cards come at Christmas 😃, but I‘ll probably read Say Nothing whenever my library hold comes in. My library does have several others, too, which is great. I‘ll definitely be reading some trickled throughout the year in addition to a few in January! 2w
SilversReviews I have only read EVERY LAST FEAR. ENJOY them all. 2w
Megabooks @SilversReviews thank you! I‘m excited! 2w
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School for Love | Olivia Manning
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During the closing stages of WWII recently orphaned young Felix arrives in Jerusalem at the boarding house of a sort-of-relative, the hilarious Miss Bohun.
She is taking as much money as she can from her houseguests, while also pretending to be self-sacrificing and motivated entirely by kindness.
At first the reader picks up on much more of this drama than Felix does but then a new boarder arrives, the young widow Mrs. Ellis. ⬇️

BarbaraBB ⬆️⬆️ While she keeps Felix at arm‘s length, she does share her thoughts on Miss Bohun and the world with him. A poignant story about the loss of innocence. (edited) 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2w
BarbaraBB @TrishB Thank you Trish ❤️ 2w
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CarolynM I've had a copy of this on the shelf for years. Sounds like I should actually read it😆 Great review 2w
Leftcoastzen I‘ve read a couple of chapters, liking it so far! 2w
Megabooks Fantastic review! 2w
BarbaraBB @CarolynM You should! I think you‘d enjoy it as much as I did. 2w
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In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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So happy to have visited Green Apple bookstore in San Francisco yesterday, and look at these #NYRBBookClub potential titles. Sadly, they don‘t have our January book title tagged here. 😭😭😭

vivastory I would go broke!! 💲📚 2w
batsy Wow 😍 2w
BiblioLitten Everything looks so inviting! Sigh🥲 2w
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BarbaraBB Wow! Did you buy any? 2w
GatheringBooks @BarbaraBB i bought the discounted ones - worth only 9 usd. And quite a few Europa Editions too that are on sale. I love their marked-down-priced books. 2w
BarbaraBB Lucky you! I hope you‘ll share a picture! 2w
Leftcoastzen Green Apple is a treasure trove! New, used, sale books , & rare! (edited) 2w
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