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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Here are my reading goals for next year.

Poll Ballot Tag is basically #readingtheusa2019 but the book has to be shelved with the exact tag on Goodreads. If you see me on Goodreads writing about Jade Dragons you know now why! We're up against Readers of the Purple Sage.

And it looks like my post has been cut off, but it hasn't!

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Just started the tagged book, which was on my #weeklyforecast last week - this is for #nfnov and for #idaho on #readingtheUSA2019.

Still ploughing through Ducks, Newburyport, over 900 pages in now, so maybe won‘t have to include that on tomorrow‘s forecast! 😁

25% into The Romanovs for #nfnov #buddyread with @Caroline2 - sorry Caroline that I haven‘t posted much about it!

Also read Sandi Toksvig that wasn‘t on my list; a good week!

Tamra The tagged title sounds really good! Thank you for posting. I don‘t know how you juggle multiple reads, I‘m envious. 2mo
Caroline2 No worries, I‘m only page 15! 😆 I‘m hoping to get some more done tomorrow. I‘ve got way too many books on the go at the mo. But I kinda like having different options depending on my mood. 😉 2mo
Cinfhen Tagged book sounds really interesting. How many more states do u have left??? 2mo
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squirrelbrain I usually only have two on the go @Tamra - one at home and one on the #commutingKindle, but occasionally it gets out of hand! 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain @caroline2 - I found it a bit dry at first, particularly the prologue, but it picks up and is now very interesting.... 2mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - after Idaho, I have 4 more. Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. I think I might just do it! 😁🤞 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! 4 is really the finish line! Do you have all your books lined up??? Are you almost done @BarbaraBB ?? 2mo
squirrelbrain I have one for Montana, and will probably read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as it‘s on Libby. The other two I‘m still not quite sure on - I have options but not loving any of them... @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 2mo
squirrelbrain Although just looked up the New Hampshire # on here and realised I have this on my TBR shelf - yay! Thanks @Cinfhen for prompting me to do that! 🤣 2mo
Cinfhen I was going to suggest Owen!!!! Not sure I have any ideas for South Carolina 🤔 2mo
Hooked_on_books I actually haven‘t read it yet, but I think you could use Underground Railroad for SC. 2mo
Hooked_on_books Also this one is good: 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve read both of those already @Hooked_on_books but thanks for suggesting... SC is one state that seems to be lacking choice.... Loved 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I just started my Nevada read and then I have four more left (Montana, Missouri, Maryland and West-Virginia). I do have books for all of them now, so I think it‘s doable! 💪🏼Helen have you checked out 2mo
Cinfhen Impressive @BarbaraBB & Helen!!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Thanks @BarbaraBB - just checked that one out and they have it in the Leeds Library. I can go and get it tomorrow lunchtime! 😘 2mo
BarbaraBB I have not read it but read good things about it when I was looking for a book set in SC! 2mo
Caroline2 Oh good. I am enjoying it, it‘s just such a big bulky book that I can‘t really read it in the bath or at breakfast so I‘m tending to pick up other books as their easier (physically!!) to read. You‘re prob doing the better option by reading it on the kindle. 😉 👍 2mo
Caroline2 I‘m on page 25 now which is apparently only 3% in!!! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I can see how it would be difficult to read in hard copy @Caroline2 - the issue with Kindle is that the family trees are difficult to see, but I think I‘m managing OK without them. 2mo
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An American Childhood | Annie Dillard
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I didn‘t love this book. It‘s a series of dreamlike vignettes that lend a more novelistic feel than non-fiction. Indeed, one of the reviews on the back described it as a ‘metaphysical memoir‘ - I prefer a more straightforward autobiographical style.

#wil I learned a lot about rocks, birds and the polio vaccine... and also a new word, sempiternal, meaning everlasting.


Blaire I felt the same about this one. Had seen it recommended a lot and just didn‘t capture me the way it had others. 3mo
Librarybelle Good review! 3mo
rsteve388 9 pts I see you learned something. Finished this and made a post! Please use the hashtag so I know for sure next time. 3mo
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squirrelbrain Apologies - Which hashtag did I miss @rsteve388 ? I used #nfnov and #wil - is there another one I should be using? 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘m glad it wasn‘t just me @Blaire ! 3mo
Caroline2 Oh that is a good word!! 😯 3mo
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An American Childhood | Annie Dillard
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You can see from the sticky-out bookmark that I‘m getting there with Ducks..... 700 pages in. Managed to renew it again at the library, which I didn‘t think I would be able to, but I still want to get through it soon.

Just started An American Childhood for #nfnov and #readingtheUSA2019, and the other two books also fit both prompts.

Will also try to start The Romanovs on Kindle for #nfnov and a #buddyread with @Caroline2

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 🦆🦆🦆🦆 3mo
Cathythoughts Are you liking Ducks ??? Is it worth the time .... ? ( sorry for all the questions .... 3mo
RachelO Wow! That‘s some chunkster! 3mo
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youneverarrived Almost there! I was going to ask the same as @Cathythoughts 3mo
squirrelbrain @RachelO - it‘s the one with no paragraphs and about 7 full stops.... 😬 3mo
squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @youneverarrived - I am enjoying it but I think it‘s getting a little bit samey now. It‘s also not one you could read in one go - I‘ve been reading it for a month now in between other books. It also depends if you relate to the MC - I think I do as she‘s rather anxious, has weird dreams and the whole book is her talking to herself, trying to convince herself everything is fine. I know some people have found her really irritating 😁 3mo
Caroline2 It‘s exciting this #nfnov lark isn‘t it! I‘m loving it so far but I‘m already feeling the pressure to read all my non fiction books right now!!! 😆 I have 3 on the go at the mo and I‘m starting to feel like I have ADHD as I flit between them! 3mo
youneverarrived Sounds like my type of MC actually.. thanks Helen I think I‘ll definitely give it a go now 👍 3mo
squirrelbrain I know @Caroline2 - it‘s a great push to make us read books that have been languishing for a while... although I seem to be mainly going for the newer ones.... 🤔 3mo
Caroline2 I know what you mean, I am desperately trying to read my older books but the new ones are soooo tempting!!! 😆 3mo
rsteve388 1 pt 3mo
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Washington , California, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas , Arkansas , Illinois, Virginia , North Carolina, Kentucky . Pennsylvania , Georgia

Texas- Dead Man‘s Walk by Larry McMurtry

#ReadingTheUSA2019. #ReadingTheStates2019


Librarybelle Love the hashtag! I‘m not doing well keeping up with the challenge, but I have a whole year to catch up. Everyone else is doing great! #ReadingUSA2019 11mo
Kaye Thanks @Librarybelle . Sorry I never remember what to call it when I post. I‘ll try to do better. 👍🏼 11mo
Librarybelle No worries! 😁 11mo
squirrelbrain You‘ll be done by Easter! 👍❤️ 11mo
Kaye @squirrelbrain. Thanks for the encouragement. I probably won‘t be done that soon. My reading is sporadic. I‘ll read a whole bunch, then hit a dry spell. This is the first book I‘ve completed in weeks. Trying to get back on track again. 11mo
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NatalieR Yay for Kentucky! 🐎 12mo
Kaye A pretty state and the people are so friendly. ♥️. @NatalieR (edited) 12mo
Librarybelle Wow...11 states! Impressive! 12mo
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BarbaraBB I just posted my five for this month! 12mo
Kaye I just saw that. @BarbaraBB Great job. 🌟 (edited) 12mo
Soubhiville Wow! You‘re doing great! 12mo
Amiable You're really getting around! 👍🏼 12mo
bullbunny Can't wait to see what you choose for my state Montana ^^ 12mo
Leftcoastzen Nathan Coulter is one of my favorite books ever. (edited) 12mo
Kaye @Leftcoastzen That‘s great ! It‘s such a restful book to listen to. 12mo
Kaye @bullbunny. I don‘t choose ahead of time. I like to just see what I stumble across. It makes it more of a fun contest than a restricted reading list. I‘m not good at those. 12mo
bullbunny @kaye Same I am a mood reader myself. Not wanting to know ahead of time. Just curious when the time comes ^^ 12mo
Kaye I don‘t even pick the states ahead of time. I tried doing that twice and didn‘t want to do it at all . Im not sure I‘ll finish,because at some point, it‘s going to get a lot more restricted as to books and states. I‘ll do it til it‘s not fun. 😊. @bullbunny (edited) 12mo
squirrelbrain 😁👍 12mo
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Making progress. #ReadingtheUSA2019

MallenNC What did you read for North Carolina? Just curious bc that‘s where I live. 12mo
Mimi28 Cool, I‘d like to know what you read for IL because I‘m in Chicago. Thanks!! ❤️❤️ 12mo
Samplergal @Mimi28 Becoming by Michelle Obama. 12mo
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Samplergal @MallenNC Holidays on Ice. David Sedaris. Many of his stories are set in North Carolina. 12mo
MallenNC @Samplergal Yes, he grew up here in Raleigh where I live now. Thanks for letting me know! This looks like a fun reading project. 12mo
BarbaraBB @MallenNC I read this one for NC and loved it! The descriptions of nature are amazing! 12mo
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Washington, California, Colorado, South Dakota,Illinois, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia,*Virginia.

#ReadingTheUSA2019. 10/50

@Librarybelle , @NatalieR @Pamwurtzler @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @jessinikkip @MirrorMask @Hooked_on_books @LapReader

Trashcanman Delaware is going to be hard I imagine. 12mo
Samplergal Look at Laura Lippman for Delaware. Sunburn was set in Delaware. 12mo
Kaye Thanks @Trashcanman @Samplergal . I‘m trying to do all NF , so it might take some searching. I‘ve already got my next state picked out, at least. 12mo
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Trashcanman @kaye ohhhh NF for all 50.That would be cool 12mo
Kaye That‘s all I can read at the moment so sticking with it til I get burnt out , then back to fiction. @Trashcanman 12mo
Trashcanman @kaye I wish you the best! You having a party for your birthday? 12mo
Samplergal I think this is the one about the Capano case. I may be wrong. I used to work with a teacher whose husband worked with him. (edited) 12mo
Kaye Thanks @Trashcanman No, we don‘t celebrate holidays. I will buy myself a cake though. 12mo
Trashcanman @kaye How I'd know. 🤗 12mo
Kaye Thanks @Samplergal I think I read that but it‘s been so many years I don‘t remember it so I may pick that . Thank you for the suggestion. 🌷 12mo
BarbaraBB Very good! 12mo
Pamwurtzler @kaye Nice work! And @Samplergal thanks for the tip on Delaware! 12mo
jessinikkip Oh wow, nice work! 12mo
squirrelbrain All NF, didn‘t realise you were doing that! Did you note down Janesville? 12mo
Kaye @squirrelbrain Oh no, sorry I forgot. I‘ll mark it down. I haven‘t really mapped out any books or order. I just choose the next book trying to fit it into a state I don‘t have. It hasn‘t been hard yet but might get harder as the states narrow down. (edited) 12mo
Librarybelle Great job! 12mo
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Where are YOU today ? I‘m currently a skin diver searching for a body underwater in #Virginia.

kathedron I'm currently in 15th Century Ferrara, Italy. 12mo
Karisa I'm a teenage, Haitian immigrant currently living at the crossroads of American and Joy in Detroit who might be willing to risk everything for her mother. 12mo
AmyG I am in Mitford....reading Jan Karon‘s first in the series. 12mo
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BookHoarder32 I can't really describe where I am 😂 12mo
Susanita I‘m in Virginia too, but I don‘t know for how long. I think I‘m supposed to be looking for someone, but he might also be looking for me. 12mo
rachelk I‘m somewhere in the Middle East, falling in love, inside a city breaking into war...but there is something quite strange that might help us. (edited) 12mo
Crazeedi I'm a granddaughter who is helping her gran move to assisted living and finds a stash of love letters written to her great gran by someone who wasn't her great grandad... (edited) 12mo
Crazeedi @kaye this is so cool...😊 12mo
Trashcanman I'm fantasizing about a life that doesn't so closely resemble hell. 12mo
Kaye Pretty neat hearing about all the places that books can take us without leaving the house. 12mo
ravenlee I‘m in River Heights helping Nancy solve a mystery! 12mo
ravenlee I‘m also in Asgard watching Loki cause trouble. 12mo
Addison_Reads I'm in California today following the life of a famous actress. 12mo
gradcat I‘m traveling the US solving crimes. 12mo
imabusybee White House with Eleanor Roosevelt 12mo
BarbaraJean I‘m in Dharamsala, India, hanging out with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 12mo
Kaye Sounds like you‘re in good company @BarbaraJean 12mo
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Repost. I found this post from @MinDea , I believe, from a year ago. The clickable link tells you the most famous book for each state. For those doing the #ReadingtheUSA2019, this may come in handy.


Here‘s another list I found.

BarbaraBB Thanks, this might come in handy! 12mo
Redwritinghood I have a couple for my state of Connecticut that are more current. 12mo
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Kaye Thanks @Redwritinghood I remember looking at the list last year but don‘t remember much about what books were listed. I‘ve got my next couple figured out so I won‘t need ideas yet. 12mo
Susanita Hmmm I didn‘t really care for 12mo
Kaye @Susanita I‘ve read a couple of Anne Tyler‘s and haven‘t found any that I thought were terrific. Accidental Tourist was ok. (edited) 12mo
Reggie Kaye, for New Mexico, please read Face of an Angel by Denise Chavez or Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. I‘ve never heard of that book they say is our most popular. Which means nothing. (edited) 12mo
Kaye I‘ll look them up, @Reggie. and see how they sound. These days I read lots more nonfiction , so I‘m not sure what either are about. I‘ve heard of the second one though. (edited) 12mo
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