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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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W H O A!! What a book! Chbosky has outdone himself with this book. Definitely has King vibes (which he acknowledged inspired him) and was super creepy. This is the first book that has EVER given me nightmares. Despite being a 700pg book it held my attention the whole way through and it was like I could never read enough each day! The need to know what was happening with Christopher was overwhelming and there definitely was a MAJOR plot twist!

Cinfhen Great review!!!! I‘m tempted but #PageCountPhobia 😳is it YA?!?!?? 7d
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading Whew! Sounds good, but if it gave you nightmare it would probably stop me from sleeping for the rest of my life!! 😲 7d
rather_be_reading @Cinfhen ik! it was definitely thick! i wouldnt say it is YA 7d
FantasyChick I just started this beast last night and I'm really enjoying it! 6d
Godpants I‘m just under halfway through and I wish I could just stay and bed and read it today! (Good thing I have tomorrow off!) 6d
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Blue Dress Girl | E V Thompson
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My mum has quite a few E V Thompson books when I was younger, and I read a few, though I have to say I don‘t recall this one - I think it came out after I‘d gone to Uni #TheBlueDress #SoaringScores
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CrowCAH The sounds like it has a lot of conflict, not only the countries at war, but a forbidden romance. 1w
Cinfhen Not familiar with this author. Are her books mostly romance?? 1w
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen the author is a he! His books are mostly sweeping historical sagas, I remember reading the Retallick family series when I was younger. 1w
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Cinfhen Ha! I assumed a female author😜so like a Jeffrey Archer or Ken Follett??? I love that word “sweeping”, I used to love those type of novels before #PageCountPhobia set in 😂 1w
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen I suspect he used his initials so as not to put off a female audience. His novels are closer to Catherine Cookson than Archer or Follett. 1w
Cinfhen Haven‘t read Catherine Cookson 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Look who‘s feeling brave!!!! I‘m ready to tackle the #PageCountPhobia 💪🏽It‘s only 1030 pages 😉

Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻 look forward to your thoughts ♥️ 4w
erzascarletbookgasm So curious about this one. 🍀👍😘 4w
JennyM Lets us know how it is...that‘s a big book for me!!! 4w
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jenniferw88 I am not going to be surprised if you bail on this one! I'm thinking of hibernating it! 4w
RachelO 👏👏👏👏 Good luck! 4w
CarolynM I'm very tempted by this one but It's a lot longer than I'm comfortable with. 4w
AmyG I‘d be curious to hear what you think. It‘s a big book. 4w
Hestapleton It may be hard with this one, but when I have a chunkster, I use post it‘s to mark off manageable chunks (50 pages or so) to read per day/week whatever. It makes it a bit more feasible. This is my strategy with Lord of the Rings lol 4w
LiteraryinLititz You can do it!! 4w
Booksnchill I am finding it surprisingly readable- I have had to tackle it in 30-40 page chuncks just because of the no punctuation form but it flows once you get into the rhythm! 4w
KarenUK I‘m on hold at the library for this one... hoping a digital copy will ease my #pagecountphobia !!! 😳 4w
IamIamIam The no punctuation thing frightens me more than the page count!!! I'm already getting anxiety knowing that this book exists! 😂😂😂 4w
TrishB @IamIamIam punctuation for me too. I dislike books with no quotation marks enough. 4w
IamIamIam @TrishB YES!!! I can't handle that!!! 4w
Kalalalatja I‘m definitely in the no-punctuation-phobia camp as well @IamIamIam @TrishB 😳 4w
Cinfhen It seems @jenniferw88 was correct!!! I BAILED @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @jennym @RachelO @CarolynM @AmyG @Hestapleton @LiteraryinLititz @Booksnchill @KarenUK @IamIamIam @TrishB @Kalalalatja and in case you‘re all still worried there are lots of commas. I just couldn‘t get on board with her musings and random thoughts. I have enough of my own inner dialogue to deal with 😉😁😜 4w
IamIamIam I'm proud of you for even attempting it!!! Put that on your list to read once you're retired! 😂 4w
TrishB 😁😁 you tried - more than me!! 4w
Hestapleton @Cinfhen hahaha yeah stream of consciousness books are NOT my thing lol 4w
jenniferw88 :-) I'm enjoying the randomness of her thoughts but don't have the time to thoroughly commit to it at the moment! 4w
AmyG Ahhhh, this is that stream of consciousness book. I read about this. No wonder you bailed. 4w
Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll try again but for now it‘s being tucked away in a deep shelf/back row @AmyG @jenniferw88 @Hestapleton @TrishB @IamIamIam 4w
Blaire Oh man! I want to read this but very intimidated by the length. Maybe in the summer. 4w
BookwormM I am at 75% the only reason I haven‘t bailed is that it made the Booker Shortlist personally I have no idea how. Kindle tells me the phrase “the fact that” is used over 16,000 times it drives me batty 4w
LeahBergen Brave, indeed! I don‘t mind the high page count; it‘s that one-sentence thing that terrifies me. 😳 4w
LeahBergen Oh, and now I see you bailed! 👏🏻👏🏻😆😆 4w
BarbaraBB @BookwormM That would drive me crazy too! And kudos for trying, @Cinfhen 👊🏼. I am glad we didn‘t do a buddy read! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m still thinking **might** try again BUT it‘s not going to be anytime soon @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @Blaire and THAT is SUPER annoying @BookwormM ugh!!!! 3w
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Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Excellent entry into the Liveship Traders trilogy, second trilogy in the larger 16 book Realm of the Elderlings series. #sevenseas #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 4w
Cinfhen I‘m sooo tempted to read this series but serious #PageCountPhobia is holding me back (edited) 4w
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks!😀 4w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen 16 books is a SERIOUS commitment! You are not wrong to think twice!😬 4w
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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#RedRoseSeptember #Remedy

Claire is a healer, she knows a lot of remedies.

Cinfhen #PageCountPhobia is holding me back 🥺 4w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen I don‘t blame ya; that‘s why I listened to it on audio, helps keep me moving forward. 4w
Cinfhen But even audio is like 30 + hours, right??? 4w
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arlenefinnigan Good choice! 4w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen well...yes, it was many hours! 4w
StayCurious It is long but by audiobook you get so into the performance you don‘t notice @Cinfhen (edited) 3w
CrowCAH @StayCurious I agree! The performer does a great job with the voices and Scottish dialect. 3w
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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One of the best fictional takes I have read based on real #History! I love Mantel‘s style. It takes getting used to, however.


Cinfhen This has been on my TBR for ages #MaybeOneDay #PageCountPhobia 1mo
arlenefinnigan Not my kind of thing but I got it for my mum and she loved it. 1mo
Aimeesue So very, very good! 1mo
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batsy It's pretty brilliant ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen I‘m so excited for the third! 👏🏻 1mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I know! Me too. 😃 1mo
Ruthiella @batsy Totally! She has become one of my favorite authors! 😀 1mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue It was excellent, right? I even developed a literary crush on Cromwell!😍 1mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan That‘s great you know your mom‘s taste! I am always tickled when I recommend a book and get it right! 😀 1mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Ha ha. Embrace the chunkster! I find there is something very satisfying about spending a long time in one fictional world personally. 😀 1mo
CarolynM I loved it too. 1mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM Yay 😃! Another fan! 1mo
Centique @Ruthiella @LeahBergen me three! God I loved this book. I can‘t even explain it‘s draw for me - it‘s one of the very few books I just wanted to turn to the front and start it all over again. 1mo
Ruthiella @Centique Mantel has a way of placing the reader inside the action of the book. I really felt I was THERE! 😀 1mo
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Overstory | Richard Powers
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Did you ever read a book and then start to resent the author for monopolizing so much of your time??? That‘s kind of where I am right now with The Overstory. Title is pretty freakin accurate...I‘m Over(this)Story 🙄😜😂I have about 50 pages to go and man, Richard Powers is just dragging this novel out.

TrishB I‘d have definitely given up! 2mo
Cinfhen Bookclub pick and my bookclub ladies take bailing VERY SERIOUSLY 😳 @TrishB 😂😂 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen they sound like serious ladies 😁😁 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly A+ for even tackling it with your big book phobia! 2mo
KarenUK Well done you for persevering!! 2mo
Crazeedi I'd have tossed!🙄 2mo
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s not a bad book and I LOVED the first part @Kalalalatja @Crazeedi @KarenUK @MicheleinPhilly it‘s just becoming a chore now, because it‘s so inflated! I blame the editors & perhaps my #pagecountphobia 😆 2mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Just added to #TBR after checking out the #ManBookerlonglist ..... Looks like some really interesting choices this year....
(On a side note, I‘m a pretty slow reader, and definitely have #pagecountphobia but the 1000 page ‘Ducks, Newburyport‘ sounds amazing!)

BookishJess 1000 pages?? 😅 3mo
Kalalalatja Ducks, Newburyport sounds bonkers! One sentence for a 1000 pages!!!! I don‘t know if I‘m brave enough😅 3mo
KarenUK @Kalalalatja it does sound bonkers! But also maybe brilliant! ?🤷‍♀️.... definitely intrigued! 3mo
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We, the Drowned | Carsten Jensen
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Denmark has 8.750km of coastline, and you are never more than 52km away from #thecoast, no matter where you are at. This book (which I haven‘t read) is set in a little coastal town on a small Danish Island, and tells the saga of four generations of men going out to sea, and the families they leave behind.


Mitch I loved this book... 👍🏼 4mo
KarenUK That cover is beautiful 😍💕 4mo
LeahBergen I‘ve had this book on my shelf for a couple of years now. 😬 4mo
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Tamra The blurb sounds really interesting, though it‘s a chunkster of an investment. 4mo
BarbaraBB Great post! 4mo
Henrik_Madsen It is a chunkster but it is not a hard read. I absolutely loved it when I read it after it came out. (It is also a tale of two cities, one oreoccupied with farming and the land, the other one focused on the sea. Jensen sides with the mariners.) 4mo
Kalalalatja @Mitch @LeahBergen @Tamra @Henrik_Madsen I have wanted to read it for ages, but for some reason I keep forgetting about it. Good to know, it is worth it! 4mo
Cinfhen #pagecountphobia 😱😨but I‘m curious enough to think about it!!! 4mo
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