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BarbaraTheBibliophage
A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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Well, as usual, I‘m down to the wire with my reading challenges. This month I finished #LitsyAtoZ and #Booked2018. Now I just have to focus and finish #popsugar18. I still have 8 prompts to go, and I‘m crazy enough to choose a book for two of them that‘s 1000 pages long!

#thelittlereaderwhocould #nowwelookforshortbooks #pop18

DivineDiana You are a wild and crazy woman! 😉 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana LOL. That I am. 12mo
Bookzombie You can do it!! I still need two for #Booked2018 and two for #LitsyAtoZ . I‘m also no where near my meager goal of 24 for #MountTBR. I think I need 8 for that one. 12mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Bookzombie You can do it!!! I can‘t remember what my #MountTBR number is but I‘ve read a few, for sure. 12mo
JennyM You can do it 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JennyM Thanks!! ♥️♥️ 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow... more power to you! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa More power...if I get it done. Are we ready to start our buddy read on the 1st?? 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage It helps you with that challenge too, right? 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay! And yes, it‘s also one of the prompts I have to complete. (edited) 12mo
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emilyhaldi
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Mehso-so

This book seems to be quite polarizing based on the reviews I‘ve read. Unfortunately, it wasn‘t a pick for me. While it‘s always fun to read about book within a book 📖 this has a bit of a Lifetime movie vibe...which isn‘t always a bad thing at the right time. This just wasnt the time for me 🙃me.
I read this for #popsugar18 #bookinvolvingaheist ☑️

saresmoore Yes! Lifetime movie! I could never put my finger on what it was I disliked about this book, but I think you nailed it. 12mo
AmyG It was no great work of literature. But reminded me more if a Hallmark movie. One of my guilty pleasures. I can see why people didn‘t like it. 12mo
Cinfhen Awwwww, I loved this book #rightbookrighttime 12mo
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Cinfhen @saresmoore Lifetime Movie would be the dreadful 12mo
saresmoore @Cinfhen Yikes, I suppose I‘ll be avoiding that one! 12mo
Centique I felt very much the same as you - I think I gave it a pick, because maybe on a different day it would have appealed to me more. 12mo
LeahBergen I found this one cloying and schmaltzy (and I‘m usually not averse to a bit of schmaltz 😆). @saresmoore @Centique 12mo
Centique @LeahBergen great description! I don‘t hear the word schmaltz very often - I need to use it more 😂 12mo
Reviewsbylola I had this on my TBR but I don‘t think I‘d like it. 12mo
Reviewsbylola Hush your mouth about The Great Alone!!! 😂😂 @Cinfhen 12mo
Reviewsbylola Also, you‘ve had a recent binge of so-sos Emily. 😬😬 (edited) 12mo
TheLudicReader I didn‘t like this one at all, but I often feel in the minority. 12mo
Cinfhen Shmaltzy!!!!! You sound like my Bubbi Sarah!!!!! Thanks for the smile @LeahBergen 12mo
emilyhaldi Lol @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola I‘m #teamcindy when it comes to The Great Alone 😜 12mo
emilyhaldi I know!!! @Reviewsbylola I‘m on a really bad book streak 😒 I‘m trying to finish up books for #popsugar18 and unfortunately I keep picking duds... books I don‘t really want to read but they fit the prompts and happen to be in my tbr stack. I need to take more time to curate my challenge books in the future!! 12mo
emilyhaldi Yes!! @LeahBergen I couldn‘t have said it better myself 😁 12mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🧡🌻 12mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen It‘s just the best word! 😆 12mo
Megabooks I did enjoy this one. But I think it was a right book right time for me, too. I needed something schmaltzy. That‘s the only think that makes me wary of joining challenges. I‘m such a mood reader. 12mo
Cinfhen @Megabooks I found that most books I want to read can work its way into a challenge box if you‘re creative enough 😆that‘s the best part of the challenge & being a mood reader!!!! 12mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! There were some prompts in #booked2019 that I was a bit worried about, but hopefully I can get a bit creative! I‘m assuming you can skip a prompt if it‘s not right for you? 12mo
Cinfhen Absolutely!!! It‘s not about completing 24 prompts @Megabooks it‘s about celebrating reading with friends xx (edited) 12mo
britt_brooke It was narrowly a pick for me, but you‘re right about it being Lifetime movie-ish. 😆 12mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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This has been on my TBR for a long time. I‘m working to finish reading challenges and decided it fits #pop18 #favoritecolorintitle. Close enough, right? Now I just need some time to dig into it. This vacation has been a decidedly non-reading one. 🐦 📚😢

#popsugar18

Leftcoastzen On my TBR for a long time too! 12mo
JPeterson I loved this one! Enjoy! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JPeterson Thanks! So far it‘s good, but I‘ve hardly started. 12mo
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emilyhaldi
Shutter Island | Dennis Lehane
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My husband and I are watching a friend‘s kids this weekend and baby Veda here had a 5am wake up this morning 🤪 so I‘m on the struggle bus hoping that Lehane can keep me motivated. This book reads really fast and I‘m excited to see how it plays out, knowing the ending... I saw the movie years ago and remember being shocked!! This is my pick for #popsugar18 #abookmadeintoamovieyouvealreadyseen 🎥

TrishB The struggle bus 👍🏻 hope you hang on in there! 13mo
JacqMac Awww... babies are so unpredictable. That‘s why they are so cute. Good luck! 13mo
Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read this forever! I hope you actually get some good reading time in! 13mo
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kspenmoll Looks familiar- I remember the 5 a.m. wake up & clutching coffee. ❤️ 13mo
Laughterhp Wow, you are a very great person. I would never offer to watch my friends baby! 😬😬 Good luck! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Hopefully the kids take a lot of naps. 😆 13mo
AmyG How kind to watch your friend‘s baby. Silver lining....baby goes back home and then you can sleep. (edited) 13mo
emilyhaldi Well, @Laughterhp we didn‘t exactly offer ... They asked us as a last minute emergency when their original babysitter bailed and we didn't know how to say no 😂 13mo
emilyhaldi @AmyG so true!! We are counting down the minutes until 5pm when we‘re free again 😜 13mo
heidisreads enjoy some baby snuggles!! 💜 13mo
LeahBergen You‘re a saint! 😆 13mo
BarbaraBB This will be a long, long weekend😂. Good luck! 13mo
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emilyhaldi
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Bailedbailed

I wanted so badly to like this book bc my husband is a big Bradbury fan, but I just couldn‘t do it. The writing is clever and so descriptive, it‘s fun to read. But the fantastical plot just couldn‘t keep me engaged. Still, I made it over halfway so I‘m counting this for #popsugar18 #abookaboutorsetonhalloween 🎃

Bonus points for the author picture in the back! 🙌🏻🖤

tricours I‘ve tried and bailed on the audiobook twice. 13mo
Reviewsbylola That author photo is AMAZING. 13mo
Reviewsbylola Also I was going to try this for the Halloween prompt. So glad I didn‘t! Your husband has horrible taste in books. First Lord of The Flies now this. 13mo
emilyhaldi I know @Reviewsbylola LotF is terrible too 😝 13mo
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emilyhaldi
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A very creepy October round of books I picked up today from the library 👻 thinking about reading the tagged book for #popsugar18 #abookaboutorsetonhalloween 🎃 but NOT looking forward to it... alternative suggestions welcome!!!

JillR My husband is reading your tagged book right now as we travel home on the train...we were just saying what a great title. I only tried one Ray Bradbury though and couldn‘t get on with it so bailed... 13mo
emilyhaldi It is a great title!! @JillR how‘s your husband liking it so far?? My husband is a huge Bradbury fan so i would like to give him a try ☺️ 13mo
JillR @emilyhaldi he only managed a chapter or so but says he‘s enjoying it so far... 13mo
Reviewsbylola A new post!! Yay 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Curious to see how you like the Trembley. The Ann Rule is fantastic! 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A short read to revisit my tween self. Lois Duncan messed me up as a kid. #reread #popsugar18 #abookmadeintoamovieyouvealreadyseen

rather_be_reading on my tbr for sure! 13mo
LeahBergen I read this as a tween, too. 😆 13mo
ravenlee I tried to reread LD last year, and I couldn‘t get very far. Not sure if it didn‘t age well or I changed too much over the last 20-some years. 13mo
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Laughterhp
Norwegian by Night | Derek Miller
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Mehso-so

Finished this book today. My choice for our #LTLPBC ! I‘m also using it for a couple prompts.

#Booked2018 - MC over 70 (or 80) 🤷🏻‍♀️ and #popsugar18

This book was a lot different than I thought it was going to be. A lot darker than I thought. It was a little slow for me and some parts were a little confusing. I‘m not going to say anything else and let @DebBates101 @Ajessgirl form their own opinions!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I may read this one for #nordicnoir from the #pop18 list. 1y
Cinfhen I thought this book was really quirky‼️ great choice for #pop18 @BarbaraTheBibliophage and for #mcover70 😘 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I already read my #mcover70 book, but yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Mdargusch
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

I put off reading this book thinking it was over-hyped but I was wrong! I loved this book about a grumpy curmudgeon finding his way in an annoying world while being swallowed up in grief from the loss of his beloved wife. I know he was thinking #whydidithavetobeme ? Thank you for all the people that voted for #makemereadit 👍🏼
#abbainaugust #popsugar18 #bookaboutgrief

Megabooks So glad you enjoyed it 😊 1y
Cinfhen Glad u enjoyed 💕 it‘s a good book, despite the hype 1y
Shadowfat I agree, I enjoyed how curmudgeonly Ove was 😁 1y
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Reviewsbylola Ove reminds me a lot of rick. 😂 1y
Meredith3 Such a pretty picture! 💐 🌺 🌸 🌹 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Ove!! Beautiful photo!! 1y
emilyhaldi So happy you liked this one!! @Reviewsbylola Rick and Mesir 😆 1y
Hollie Lovely picture and such a memorable book! 1y
Nute Gorgeous photograph! 1y
Kalalalatja Lovely photo! 👌 1y
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