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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Thank you Angela! All the way from Columbia!
I look forward to reading my new books while munching on yummy chocolate with my new candle to help the light the way. The bookmarks are great!! I‘ll put them to good use as it is taking me forever to finish any book lately. Love the sticky notes too. Mucho Gusto! Gracias por todos! please forgive me if I‘ve got this wrong—my Spanish is a bit rusty. Thank you for the thoughtful choices!
@angela_fi13

Melissa_J Lovely! 2y
angela_fi13 You‘re welcome, I‘m glad you like them! ❤️ 2y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Mehso-so

How did I not know that Oryx and Crake was the first book of a trilogy?
I didn't find out until the very end of the book....Cliffhanger....Grrrr.
Now I have to read the next one---soon.

I really enjoyed this book, but there were enough instances where It dragged for me that I couldn't rate it a "pick".

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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I made a nice exchange at the post office today! I sent off my gift for the Secret Santa/Winter Solstice Exchange (top pictures) and picked up a beautifully wrapped package from my Secret Santa. 😀😀😀.
Thank you! Can't wait til the 21st!
I couldn't tag my Secret Santa because her Litsy handle isn't on the outside of the package but I assume she's checking my feed. 😜

#secretsantagoespostal
#wintersolsticebookexchange

Avanders Double yay! 🎉👏🏽🎉👏🏽 ♥️💚🎄💚♥️ 2y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m reading my first Margaret Atwood book—finally. I can‘t believe it has taken me so long!

I‘m glad November is over! I read a total of two books for the entire month-ouch! I‘m not as prolific as many of you, but I usually can read at least 4 books a month. Reading slump, hectic work schedule and family commitments kept me away from Litsy, but things have settled down. Yay! I‘m looking forward to catching up with all I missed.

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Pickpick

A great memoir, but not at all the fluff book I expected when I started reading. I guess I had my head buried in the sand-I wasn‘t previously aware he had an abusive father. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to write this book, but so glad he did! Raw emotion tempered with humor and sprinkles of hilarity. I‘ve been a fan for years and now have an even greater appreciation for the man and his talent. Highly recommended via audio.

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Bluebird
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I'm getting past my slump!
After ~3 weeks of being unable to read more than one or two chapters of any book before giving up I decided to try a sure thing (at least that was my hope). Since I'm up to date with the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny I chose the next book in the In Death series. I've been enjoying these via audio and hoped Ms Robb(aka Roberts) and Ms Erickson wouldn't let me down. I'm thrilled to report I'm engrossed. Yay!

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Hunter Green, Dark Blue
Books (duh), warm socks, gardening, beautiful scenery-I'm a nature girl: spectator, totally not into camping!Persuasion by Jane Austen
Historical fiction, mystery, science fiction/fantasy, history
Horror or scary books/movies, self-help, reality TV, sushi
I have an herb garden but don't cook ?
Www.Librarything.com/profile/bluebird_ Books I own are in the collection "your library"
Tagging anyone who has not done this yet!

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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This changes often-now it's Peabody from JD Robb's In Death series
The Sea Fairies
August
No pets or kids
sunset, snow on the mountains, flowers in full bloom
1-2, if I'm lucky
I read via all three, but prefer to own paper versions--especially in nonfiction
Grown Up Christmas Wish (though also ❤️ O Holy Night)
Not much of a cook
Both, though lean toward chunksters
Both

Bluebird US Olympic Team (not much a team sports fan)
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Chocoholic here!)
Very tough question. Probably one of my favorite nonfiction writers. Erik Larson or Robert A Caro?
2y
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Either. Love both!
Either.
Generic items are fine.
Hot climate (although I still get cold here)
Bookmarks!
Coal! LOL!

I'll complete a few more of these surveys tomorrow.

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Just got my email for Secret Santa Goes Postal and realized I've got to get my act together and fill out some of these surveys!

#giftideasthisorthat

Prefer new, but gently used is fine.
Both
Hot chocolate
Candles
Neutral colors
Both
No

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Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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So, I'm in a bit of a reading slump and haven't finished a book in nearly two weeks.
What to do? What to do?
I know, let's go to the library book sale--my TBR mountain just isn't large enough!

Later that day:
Look at my great #bookhaul! All for under $8.00!
Added bonus: a few of these were on my "to own" wishlist. Hooray! Here's to hoping I get back to regular reading again soon so that I don't end up buried by my books to be read.

DivineDiana Great haul!!! 😀📚👏🏻 2y
Bluebird @dianadevine thanks! I was surprised at my luck. Usually I find just one or two at my library's book sale. 2y
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Leonardo da Vinci | Walter Isaacson
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I'm in the worst reading slump! I've had a crazy busy few weeks and find I can't immerse myself in any book. I've tried highly recommended audiobooks-Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk and The Handmaid's Tale- but gave up on both! Ack! I will definitely try them again when this is over.

Sadly, I have this Isaacson book on library loan for only 2 more weeks. The introduction was amazing, but I'm struggling to read further. 😢 I hope this ends soon!

CatLass007 Reading slumps are the worst! Hope you‘re back in the groove again soon. 2y
CatLass007 You‘re very welcome. You‘ll be in my thoughts. 2y
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Lucia, Lucia | Adriana Trigiani
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Pickpick

Finally read an Adriana Trigiani book that gave me that wonderful, warm fuzzy feeling I got from the first books I read by her! Yay! Lucia Sartori, 25 year old daughter of Italian immigrants, tries to assert her independence as she works in the custom dress design department at B. Altman & Co in 1950 NYC. That's a blast from my past. Quite an icon! I loved (and miss) that store!

Bluebird Forgot to add: Cassandra Campbell brings great voice to the characters and confirms her standing as one of my favorite audio narrators. 2y
Cinfhen This sounds like it‘s meant for you @DivineDiana 💕💕 2y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! It was and I enjoyed the read! It sits on my shelves in the fashion section! 😉💗📚 2y
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Lucia, Lucia | Adriana Trigiani
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So.....I'm giving Adriana Trigiani another try. I loved the two books pictured on the right, but no others I've read have met my expectations. Some have been better than others, but nothing nearly as good as those two. I've read the first few chapters and am heartened so far. Here's hoping this is a winner for me!

robinb I need to try her again! I read one of her earlier books but don‘t really remember much about it...it was too long ago, but I think I liked it. 🤔 2y
Bluebird @robinb I haven't read Big Stone Gap yet. It was the other one I considered reading since I'd heard some good things about it. Ultimately I decided on Lucia, Lucia since I owned it already and love the narrator: Cassandra Campbell. 2y
robinb @Bluebird I‘ll have to keep in mind the two that you‘ve recommended here....any particular order on those? 2y
Bluebird @robinb Either one would be fine to start. Shoemaker's Wife was my favorite, but some of my friends liked Very Valentine better. Very Valentine is first in a trilogy, but it definitely works well on its own. I never even read the third book due to the poor reviews. 2y
robinb @Bluebird good to know, thanks! I‘ll also look forward to hearing what you think of this one. 2y
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Pickpick

A must for Trekkies! I imagine the uninitiated will also enjoy this book, but knowledge of the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk and the Redshirts will certainly increase your appreciation for the book. I read this via audiobook--I couldn't resist the download when I saw that Wil Wheaton narrated.

AshleyHoss820 WHEATOOOOON! 😄 2y
Bluebird @AshleyHoss820 Yes! 😁 He's the best! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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It's a wrap for me. I won't make it to hour 24--I'm too tired!
I accomplished more reading than any prior Dewey's Readathon I attempted. Yay!
Final stats:
12 hours 20 minutes reading time
584 pages read
3 books finished: The Yellow Wallpaper, Pride and Prejudice Graphic Novel and Glass Houses (75% was read prior to the start of the Readathon)
2 books partially read: The Hangman's Song and Redshirts

#readathon

Andrew65 Well done! That's a massive achievement. I hoped to make 12 hours but think I will just break 11 hours 👏👏👏 2y
Melissa_J Good job!! 2y
robinb Congratulations!!! 🎉🍾 2y
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Bluebird Thanks @Andrew65 @Melissa_J @robinb I'm thrilled I had a good reading day! Lately I've been buying books faster than I can read them, so I am trying to make a dent in my TBR mountain. I've a 3 day weekend so am doing more reading today. Happy Dance! 2y
Readerann Way to go! 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen, Ian Edington
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Pickpick

Awkward! I love this graphic novel. Many of my favorite parts Pride and Prejudice are beautifully transformed into graphic form. This scene at the parsonage when Darcy unexpectedly encounters Lizzy by herself is a favorite. This was a fun read of the classic, but now I have a yen to go back to the original for a re-read...again.

#readathon. 3rd book finished

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1. Reading the tagged book by audio-Wil Wheaton is perfect for this one!
2. Finished 2 books. Glass Houses and The Yellow Wallpaper
3. Pride and Prejudice graphic novel. Also hoping to start The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
4. Nope. Been lucky today. 😀
5. How much reading I've done. Yay! Also surprised I've not participated in many of the challenges--maybe in the second half.

#readathon

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The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Pickpick

OMG! Too creepy! A dreadful tale of a woman's descent into madness during a 3 week "curative" rest. I'm amazed such a short work (24 pages) can evoke such powerful emotion! This book was recommended to me years ago, but I am only getting to it now. I agree it's a must read--but not at night or when you're alone!

This is my 2nd book completed for Dewey's #readathon. Time to go back to my audioread of Redshirts by John Scalzi to clear my head.

Andrew65 I'm on my audiobook of Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid. 1am here. 2y
Bluebird @Andrew65 Impressive! I'll be asleep by 1am my time! 2y
Andrew65 @Bluebird I've always been a night owl, I can stay awake. At college I wrote my essays through the night. My problem is getting up in the morning. 2y
Bluebird @Andrew65 we're total opposites! I start fading by 9pm and am usually wide awake by dawn. 2y
Andrew65 @Bluebird You sound like my wife, we are opposites. 2y
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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Pickpick

Finished my first book of Dewey's Readathon. However, I only had ~25% of the book left at start time, so not a full book. While this was my least favorite of the Inspector Gamache series, I still enjoyed it. I love spending time with everyone in Three Pines! An extra bonus: Ruth Zardo had a fairly significant role in this one. I just love this chrotchety old lady (and her duck, of course)! She's a hoot and writes the best poetry! LOL!
#readathon

SilversReviews This was a good book. Oh yes...Ruth is my favorite. LOVE the cover...gorgeous. CONGRATS on finishing your first read-a-thon book. (edited) 2y
Andrew65 Well done! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I started the Readathon with my current audio read of Glass Houses by Louise Penny. Only have a few hours left. 😀

#readathon

Andrew65 I've got an audiobook in reserve when tiredness hits! (edited) 2y
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The Hangman's Song | James Oswald
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Looking forward to Dewey's Readathon tomorrow! Here's my shortlist. Well, it isn't so short after all! LOL! I've got a variety from which to choose since I'm a mood reader-will see what looks appealing at the time. I know I'll read the tagged book since it's for a librarything group read hosted by @Andrew65
I'm most looking forward to reading the graphic novel of Pride and Prejudice!
#30daysofreadathon

Andrew65 The Lucinda Riley book would tempt me, I love her books. 2y
Bluebird @Andrew65 Me too! I've had this book on my TBR shelf for years and decided I shouldn't put it off for much longer. 2y
Andrew65 @Bluebird I read and enjoyed that one but a different title here, 2y
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Wow! It was difficult to trim this down to just 10, especially since I wanted to have multiple genre represented in my list.

Thanks for tagging me @Andrew65
Great idea @merelybookish ! I look forward to seeing everyone's list.
#10authorrecommendations

merelybookish Gaskell, that's a good one! And I think @JoeStalksBeck gets all the credit for starting this! 2y
JoeStalksBeck Great list! 2y
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Andrew65 So many great authors, I need to get to Mary Doria Russell 2y
SilversReviews Ooooo....I forgot about Kate Morton. LOVE HER. 2y
Bluebird @Andrew65 I think you will really like her. My favorite is Doc. It was the first I read by her. Been hooked ever since. 2y
Bluebird @SilversReviews I almost forgot about her too! I was all done with my list when it dawned on me that she was missing. That would have been a grave oversight from me. I own a few of her books in print, ebook and audio! 2y
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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I started this last night and am so happy to be hanging out with the gang in Three Pines once again. I love this series and am thrilled to see the great ratings from Audible listeners! What will I do when I've finished? I'm anticipating serious withdrawal setting in. Need to convince Ms Penny to write faster....

Andrew65 Must read me some Louise Penny. 2y
Bluebird @Andrew65 Yes, you must! 😏 2y
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The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

The suspense of the mystery was dampened some for me because I read this in bits and pieces over the last three weeks due to very limited time for reading. 😩 I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more had I been able to read at my usual pace. Nevertheless I still enjoyed the book and look forward to reading The Widow.

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The Frozen Thames | Helen Humphreys
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Just got home from the Canadian Rockies! It was a fabulous trip that ended with a bonus: we stumbled upon this used bookshop before our flight from Vancouver. When I asked about history books, they took me down to a lower level with so many books there was barely a path to walk. With just one hour to browse I still had enough time to require my purchases be mailed home. 😀

Bluebird I found a few gems I couldn't find at home, including the book in the blurb title. 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Looking for a replacement community after Shelfari imploded-it just took me forever to join
2. Middle school
3. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
4. Radium Girls
5. Star Trek: I've seen the original + every TV and film spin-off (many more than once)
6. GoT
7. My old illustrated Wind in the Willows
8. Librarything Cat/Kit Challenges
9. No
10. Dad. He introduced me to Robert Ludlum's thrillers, I've been hooked on the genre ever since
#10questions

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National Geographic has a great article on 14 Epic Libraries Around the World. It's fabulous. Pictured are two that I'd not heard of before: a pop up library on the beach in France and a children's library in Thailand. All the libraries are amazing. Here's the link if you want to check it out.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/lists/epic-libraries-around-the-world/

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Am I the last Anderson Cooper fan to discover who is his mother? I spotted this when checking out today's amazon.com US kindle daily deals. Ms Vanderbilt is a true #fashion icon--starting with her blue jeans designs. I wore many pairs in my youth!
#septembowie

Cinfhen This would work well for tomorrow prompt too #JeanGenie ❣️😜and yeah, you might be the last to know 😂😘 2y
Bluebird Thanks @Cinfhen. ? I thought I might be! This is what happens when one disregards all celebrity "news". I guess I need to get a bit more wired in. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen I think sometimes you are MUCH better off just not knowing!!! 2y
Bluebird @Cinfhen that's what I thought, but then this happens and I realize how clueless I can be. I wish there was a happy medium, sigh... 2y
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Cocoa Beach: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I know I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but with one as gorgeous as this how could I resist! I am on chapter 4 and so far what's inside has met my expectations. 😀👍. Of course, I enjoyed A Certain Age, so I wasn't heading into completely unknown territory. (A lovely cover on that one too!)

Disclaimer: book covers are often the reason I pick up a book. Isn't just awful when a beloved book has a dreadful cover?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books! It's because of her book cover of A Certain Age that I started reading her!!! ❤️ 2y
SilversReviews Love her books too. THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT got me hooked. The cover on A CERTAIN AGE was gorgeous. 2y
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Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson
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Pickpick

What does time travel, magic, witches, Vikings, quantum mechanics and a mysterious family of powerful bankers have in common? A shadowy government project that starts as one guy in a tiny room that grows into massive bureaucracy, replete with countless acronyms and interoffice memos. A huge tome that could have been edited down, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride! I loved the satire and humor throughout--enhanced greatly by a wonderful narrator.

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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Thanks for the tag @Andrew65 I join you with A Column of Fire as one of my #fivestarpredictions
I'm rather stingy with 5 star ratings, but I anticipate all these from my TBR shelf will get 5 stars from me.

TrishB Sunne 💜 2y
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn! Some real down to earth #youngamericans
#septembowie

MrBook Beautiful! 2y
Centique That is such a good choice! 👏👏 2y
Cinfhen Gorgeous edition 💗 2y
Andrew65 What a great cover! 2y
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Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman
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A widow with grown children is bored with her life so she decides to offer her assistance to the CIA. Mrs Pollifax certainly made the most of her #goldenyears. #septembowie

Cinfhen This has your name all over it @Lizpixie 😊💕 2y
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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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#letsdance. #septembowie
This immediately came to mind since we binge watched season 7 of Games of Thrones yesterday. One of those rare instances where I love both the books and the movie or tv show! Yesterday was devoted to tv, today is for reading! I love a 3 day weekend with no committments!

Cinfhen TRUTH 💙🙌🏻 2y
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These print books from my TBR shelf with #occupationintitle really show my eclectic taste in books (I am hoping it is acceptable for the occupation to be that of a non-human). Biography, historical fiction, mystery and fantasy. I love all 4 genre!
#fallintobooks

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1776 | David McCullough
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My favorite book about those American rebels!
#RebelRebel #septembowie

Cinfhen So true 😍💙 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen, Ian Edington
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@CrowCAH made me do it! She posted this cover a few weeks ago and I couldn't resist. Lucky me, the paperback arrived today. This will be my first graphic novel. It looks great. Thanks CrowCAH!

#coverlovers #awesomeautumnbooks

CrowCAH @Bluebird you're welcome! Anything to add to your book shelves 😉 Yay so excited for your first graphic novel! 2y
Andrew65 Love this cover! 2y
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I started this on audio today. I'm only a few chapters in, but so far so good. Only 24 more hours to go!

I own other Neal Stephenson books that have been languishing on my TBR shelf because they are such a big time commitment. Yet, I was compelled to snap up this one just because it was available to borrow from my overdrive library. This must be a sickness! Does this happen to you too?

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The Other Side of Midnight | Simone St. James
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Pickpick

I liked this book, but it was not a good choice to read so soon after finishing #Maisie Dobbs. I hadn't realized both books were set in 1920's London, feature a female investigator and WWI war veteran. Oops! Comparisons were inevitable. Maisie is such a great character that this book fell a bit flat. Still a "pick", but I would have enjoyed it more had I read this a few months later.

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Maisie Dobbs: A Novel | Jacqueline Winspear
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Pickpick

This book totally surprised me! I love historical mysteries and was intrigued by the 1920's-1930's setting featuring a female private investigator. However, I wasn't expecting to like Maisie as much as I do! She's a unique, likeable and interesting character. The book was rather short on mystery, but well worth it to me for the wonderful backstory of our intrepid PI. I'm hooked and am happy to know more than 12 books await my reading pleasure!

Andrew65 Glad you enjoyed it. 😊 2y
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When I read these in college I thought they were brilliant. Hitchhiker's Guide was the funniest and most enjoyable science fiction book I'd ever read. How did Adams come up with this? He must be #outofthisworld!
#backtoreading

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My favorite Susanna Kearsley book! Julia, a contemporary book illustrator, "time slips" back to 17th century England #timeaftertime. She finds herself living the life of Mariana Farr--At first it is just for a few hours before she returns to the present. However, each trip lasts longer and longer....
#augustgrrrl

Cinfhen Nicely done ✅ 😊 2y
Andrew65 This is one of my favourites too. 2y
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It | Stephen King
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I'm a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror films, books, etc. However Stephen King has won me over (just a bit). This was my first horror read. It left me sleeping with the light on for weeks. I still can't look at a clown without getting the chills. My shelves have a total of 5 books in the genre and I don't think I'll read many more but I must admit I gave King's The Stand a 5 star rating!
#backtoreading #notyournormalgenre

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Would You Rather... | John Burningham
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1. Cafe. My library is rather noisy and there are no comfy chairs, so I might as well choose the place with food and drink!
2. Fictional character-they tend to be more fun and adventurous than the author.
3. Cry a bit--I couldn't go without laughing!
4. No hardship for me. I love history.
5. Always read the back. I love a good cover, but I need to know something about a book before commiting my time.
#bookishwouldyourather
@Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja 👍👍 2y
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Bluebird
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I woke up to a happy find! I read this via library loan but by the time I finished I knew it was a keeper. I'm hoping to eventually get a print copy, but this will do. This is from Amazon US, not sure if the price is reduced elsewhere.
#kindledeals

britt_brooke Thanks for the heads up! Just got it. 👍🏻 2y
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Maisie Dobbs: A Novel | Jacqueline Winspear
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As soon as I started Maisie Dobbs I had a good feeling about her. Lo and behold! At ~30% into the book I find out about her love for knowledge and reading. She wakes up at 3am to go down to her employer's library to read before starting her workday! Yes, she's my kinda girl!
Thanks to @Andrew65 and @Melissa_J for nudging me to get this off the TBR shelf!

Andrew65 Glad to hear you are enjoying it. 😊 2y
Melissa_J Yay! I'm glad you are enjoying it 👍🏻 2y
Centique Ooh this sounds good! 2y
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Although I adore Pride and Prejudice, Persusion squeaks a bit ahead as my #alltimefavorite!
#backtoreading

CrowCAH Love you're different covers! Check out my P&P collection at #PnPCovers (I'll be showing all 132 copies) 2y
Bluebird @CrowCAH. I've been enjoying your daily posts! Am so jealous--your collection is fabulous! 😊. I only have 4 copies of P&P in mine. 😞 2y
CrowCAH @Bluebird what about Persuasion? I see three in the pic; do you have more? 2y
Bluebird @CrowCAH I have just the three. I gave up some copies years ago when shelf space was limited--i've been kicking myself for years over that! Also regret not getting some of the early editions back in the days before the Austen resurgence. I have a 2nd edition P&P, but not Persuasion. 😢 2y
CrowCAH @Bluebird nice, sounds like you have a lovely Jane Austen collection!! 2y
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Three Men in a Boat | Jerome Klapka Jerome
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Frequently hilarious. Quite funny at times. Somewhat droll on occasion. A bit dull periodically. Overall a 4 star rating for me. 5 stars for the beginning. I skimmed a few passages that I found tedious, but enjoyed this on the whole.

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Pickpick

This started out slow. I was bored by the history and science of meteorology-surprising since I'm a bit of a science geek. However it was worth wading through the first section because once the hurricane hit I was riveted. Larson's descriptive and evocative writing style had me on the edge of my seat. A bonus on the audio: there's a great interview with the author at the end. He talks about his writing process and how he chooses his topics.

Bluebird I realized this fits today's #livetotell challenge! #Augustgrrrl (edited) 2y
Cinfhen 😍great choice ~ helpful review ❣️ 2y
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