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julesG
Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Yes! Yes! So many yes!!!

I've asked that same question, haven't I? @squirrelbrain @Oryx @eraderneely @scripturient (who else caught me asking that question while the woman with the wild hair was blathering on about how superior whatever was to it's British counterpart?) #readingretreat #GladstonesLibrary

BTW, I'm willing to drive away any other group from in front of the fireplace by bringing up this question again 🤪

squirrelbrain 🤣🤣 I only recall talk of a philosopher, no swear words at all.... or was that @scripturient?! 1w
julesG @squirrelbrain That philosopher was how we got this pebble rolling. Or rather @scripturient's tale about her Thanksgiving embarrassment. 1w
squirrelbrain Exactly @julesg - definitely no swear words! I wonder if we upset the Idlers and their 🪕 🪕🪕 😁 1w
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scripturient @julesG @squirrelbrain Yes, the philosopher story was me. 🙈 I don‘t remember the other question/ discussion but I do remember the weird lady. 🙈😂 Are you joining us in March, Helen?? Please say yes! 😁 1w
squirrelbrain I didn‘t book on @scripturient ☹️ but I‘m considering coming for a day! 👍😁 1w
scripturient @squirrelbrain You could always roll up in your camper. 😉😁 But a day visit would be lovely as well. 😊 1w
julesG @scripturient That's what I told @squirrelbrain too. 1w
eraderneely I really needed to laugh at this memory today. Thank you!!! 🪕🪕🤬(is there a non-angry swearing emoji?) 1w
squirrelbrain I‘m not sure they‘d appreciate me camping out in the car park @julesG @scripturient ! It was so funny wasn‘t it @eraderneely ?! 1w
julesG @squirrelbrain Call them and ask! 1w
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

Loved this book about a man who parks his car in random spaces in Manhattan just to sit and read his paper....

The first 3 times we holidayed in New York we stayed in a hotel on W44th between 5th and 6th Avenues -Tepper‘s first parking space is on W43rd between 5th and 6th - maybe we even saw him out of the hotel window! 🤣

Thanks for such a wonderful NYC book @Oryx - I recall you telling me about it at the #readingretreat way back in April...

squirrelbrain I‘ve made a selection ‘jar‘ for all of my birthday books and next up (courtesy of my MiL picking it out) is this one. Looking forward to it @cathythoughts! 4mo
Cathythoughts Oh great. I hope you like it 😘 4mo
TrishB Great idea! 4mo
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Crazeedi @squirrelbrain I love your idea! 4mo
Oryx So glad you liked it. It's the most New York book ever 😁 4mo
squirrelbrain Isn‘t it just @Oryx ?! Not just the locations but the attitudes too! 😁 4mo
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Mitch
I Love Books! | Doreen Ludka Maulhardt
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This hasn't happened before - its only July!

I credit #readingretreat earlier in the year and the current #bfc both of which have demanded I carve out protected reading time - YEAH!!!!

AmyG 🙌🏻 6mo
wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🙌🏻 Awesome! 6mo
sudi 🎉👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉👏 6mo
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DGRachel I'm 10 books shy of my goal of 100 for the year, which is crazy to me. Pre-Litsy, I was lucky to get through 24 books in a year! 6mo
Mitch @DGRachel I‘ve had 52 as a goal for a few years now - pre Litsy my Bookclub girlfriends would make sure I got very skinny books in our secret Santa because the last week of December was always a mad reading time to hit the goal. Now I‘m in cruise control! 🤣 6mo
DGRachel That awesome! 😂 6mo
Crazeedi Great job!! Whoohoo!!❣🎉🎉 6mo
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

I wasn‘t sure about this book after the first chapter or two but then it very quickly became engrossing, interesting and a little bit scary.

Some of the ‘experiments‘ carried out were very 😲!

This was my #blinddatewithabook swap from the #readingretreat so thank you very much Emma @Oryx !

Velvetfur Ohh yes I really liked this one! 7mo
TrishB I have this on the tbr! 7mo
RachelO Nice photo! 7mo
julesG Oh, I still haven't put this on my stack! 7mo
Oryx Glad you liked it! I really enjoy his writing style 7mo
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Susanita
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I‘ve barely been home from vacation for two weeks, and I‘m already looking at planes and trains for #readingretreat2020 (no automobiles because I‘m not crazy enough to try driving on the wrong side of the road). Maybe I‘ll get back to Heathrow and have another giant cup of tea. #londoncalling #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB I know the feeling... I always need to know when my next #readingretreat (love the #) will be ✈️🚂 7mo
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Mitch
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Yeah - we have one more Litten signed up to come on the Retreat! Welcome @Susanita 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. It‘s a truly international affair, with Littens coming from all over the globe to read together. Love it! If you want to come and join us send me an email for details mitch(dot)k at mac(dot)com

julesG 42 weeks. In other words. Hope most of those weeks will fly by. 7mo
Mitch @julesG 😁🙏😁 7mo
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Crazeedi Sounds like a perfect weekend in an amazing setting! 7mo
Freespirit Wow that sounds amazing! What a fabulous place to have a retreat. 😍 7mo
Soubhiville Yay! I can‘t wait!! 7mo
Oryx Yeah! 7mo
veritysalter Where can I find out more information about this? It sounds fantastic. 7mo
Mitch @veritysalter we each book our own accommodation at the library and then I organise the rest! Walks, Reading by the fire, days in the library, pub lunch ... you can do all of it or none of it and just read. Whatever takes your fancy. There are rooms still free if you fancy joining us? https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/accommodation/sleeping-with-books 7mo
Itchyfeetreader Yay welcome 7mo
charl08 I booked! Looking forward to it. 7mo
Mitch @charl08 yeah! ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Susanita @BarbaraBB In case you‘re interested... 7mo
BarbaraBB @Susanita So you DID found your next #readingretreat! This sounds great! For me it‘s a expensive to come to the UK for one weekend, but it sounds amazing! 😘 7mo
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Clwojick
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I know a lot of you guys are going to relate to this one, but I would LOVE to spend a day (or a month) wandering the shelves in Beasts library. This has been on my #FictionBucketList since the first time I seen this movie as a little girl. 📚 @TheReadingMermaid

BookwormAHN Mine too 💜 8mo
julesG Come to Gladstone's Library #ReadingRetreat next year. It's not the Beast's library, but gets pretty close. 8mo
Jinster Yes. I blame this movie for loving books, learning French, wanting to learn, and despising arrogance. Absolute life win!! 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Yes!! 📚 💛💙 8mo
Clwojick @julesG I wish! We still have to go on on honeymoon, lol. But we‘re saving us to buy a house once im done school. Maybe in 3 years I can go. Lol 8mo
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jenniferw88
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#howfarillgo (ok, will be going) for the #readingretreat next year! It'll take some time for me to arrive! #maymoviemagic

@Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen That should be a wonderful holiday xx Hope you had a fabulous birthday 🎈 🎂 🎁 🎶❤️ 8mo
readordierachel How fun! Enjoy! 8mo
julesG You might still be faster than me travelling from Germany. 😉 8mo
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squirrelbrain
April | Mari Kesselring
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I‘m surprised I didn‘t read more in April, seeing as I went on the #readingretreat but, apart from that special weekend, I think life just got in the way! 🙄😁

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done!,📖💖 9mo
TheLibrarian Awesome job!! 9mo
TrishB Still good going 👍🏻 9mo
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squirrelbrain
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So excited, this is my first time ever entering for an ARC and I won!

Thanks to @RachelO for telling me about Readers First at the #readingretreat - I feel that this is going to become a VERY bad habit....!

RachelO 🎉🎉🎉🎉Hooray! It‘s so lovely getting these through the post. But. I should warn you now though - it‘s a gateway to NetGalley, and that‘s where it all goes pear-shaped.📚📚📚📚 9mo
tammysue Yay! This sounds great added. 😊 9mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉 This is such an addictive website! And @RachelO Is right Netgalley is soooo addictive and easier that Reader's First for getting ARC's 9mo
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DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 9mo
Slajaunie Congratulations! 9mo
squirrelbrain I think I shall try and stay away from NetGalley for now.... @RachelO @Birdsong28 - see how long that lasts! 🤣 9mo
Birdsong28 @squirrelbrain Just a tip for Reader's First that seems to work for me: Get your first impression in as early as you can on the Monday morning. 😘📚📖 9mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏 9mo
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