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Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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1 / 25 #shortstories for 2020

• First #shortstory of 2020 complete: "You Can't Be Any Poorer Than Dead" by Flannery O'Connor from the tagged book. As usual, I detected faint whiffs of religious hypocrisy and characters rather in need of the usual redemption. I'll try to read more Flannery O'Connor this year ?? •

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Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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• Logging approx 8 hrs 6 mins total at the end of Day 3 of the first #BooklyReadathon. Ending with a story from the tagged book; it's good but my headache is returning so I hope to finish in the morning. Good night #LitsyLovelies

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Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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• The last time I read Flannery O'Connor, I was an undergraduate trying to survive a challenging English course. I read some of her famous stories, and generally enjoyed them. If memory serves me correctly, I wrote an essay about either "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" or "Good Country People." Can't remember which one it was ? Anyway, I need to revisit her work, for sure •

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Brother to a Dragonfly | Will D. Campbell
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚 3d
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• Kicking off the first official #BooklyReadathon with "Gone With The Wind" on #audio. This one is due soon so I want to devote most of the day to it •

#challenges #audionerd #currentlyreading #currentsituation #classics #GoneWithTheWind #Southern #literature #classicliterature #listening #readingwithmyears #OverDrive #Libby

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tdrosebud
Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Pickpick

Very much enjoyed this audiobook, read by Reese herself. It was an interesting and humorous insight to not only her childhood, but southern life/ culture as well. I'll have to get ahold of a physical copy though to look at the recipes she provides.

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ImperfectCJ
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Bailedbailed

Despite my desire to avoid having a DNF first thing in the new year, I'm setting this one aside. I made it a little past the midpoint, but the liberal use of the "n" word (historically accurate though it may be) and the incessant "Daddy said" and "Daddy called it" interjections make it hard for me to get invested. Moving on to Cold Comfort Farm.
Unrelated photo: the view of the Pacific Ocean from our New Year's Day hike.

Hooked_on_books I bailed on my first book of the year as well. And then my next one was fantastic! Sounds like you made a good choice based on the description. Yikes! Gorgeous view. 3w
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PaperbackPirate
Cold Sassy Tree | Olive Ann Burns
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Well I got caught up in end-of-year list making, surveys, and wrap-ups so I didn‘t hit my goal for #24B42020 today. I did get some extra reading time during a pedicure, helping me get to 3 hours and 37 minutes. Still loving this book & so close to being done!
@Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Going great 👏👏👏 3w
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PaperbackPirate
Cold Sassy Tree | Olive Ann Burns
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My dh wins the Assist Award today: he pulled over so I could take this pic of my book with a cold, sassy tree, & drove the whole way home so I could read. 💙
I‘m loving this book!
I read 5 hours & 7 minutes today! 13.5 hours down & 10.5 to go. I think I can do this!
#24B42020
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Scochrane26 I think I read this book as a teen, but I don‘t remember anything about it. 4w
ljuliel One of my favorites. Enjoy 4w
Andrew65 Going great 👏👏👏 4w
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Crazeedi I read the series of 3 (I think there were 3) they were good! 4w
PaperbackPirate @Scochrane26 May be worth a reread if you like humorous coming-of-age stories! 3w
PaperbackPirate @ljuliel I can‘t believe it took me so long to get to it! 3w
PaperbackPirate @Crazeedi My friend has already offered for me to borrow Leaving Cold Sassy. I think it‘s the last one but I‘m predicting I‘ll read it! 3w
ljuliel The author died during the writing of Leaving Cold Sassy. I don‘t think it was a finished book. There were only this one and the partial second one. @Crazeedi @Scochrane26 @PaperbackPirate (edited) 3w
Crazeedi @ljuliel I cant remember I know I read them, I thought someone finished it? But it's been several years since I read, before GR tracking 3w
ljuliel @Crazeedi Yes I know the feeling. After you‘ve read so many books, some, so many years ago, you can‘t remember them all very clearly. I think I remembered this one just because I liked it so much. The second one is a blur. If I recall, it takes place when the kids are grown and wasn‘t as good. I always like stories about childhoods more than adulthoods. Maybe a simpler, better time ? I don‘t know. (edited) 3w
PaperbackPirate @ljuliel How sad! I definitely prefer coming-of-age as well, but I may still have to give it a try. 3w
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Cold Sassy Tree | Olive Ann Burns
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Since starting #24B42020 I‘ve read Dash & Lily‘s Book of Dares and started Cold Sassy Tree, both very enjoyable reads so far. 8.5 hours down and 15.5 to go!
🐕 Captain and Caprica have been great helpers!
Thanks again @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid & @Andrew65 !
#dogsoflitsy

Andrew65 Going well. 👏👏👏 4w
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