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Christine89

Joined April 2016

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for this beautiful bookmail. I am even more excited to read this after finding out that it takes place in Nebraska and the author and I both live in Omaha. #nativeNebraska

WilliamMorrowBooks Cool water filter! 4mo
Soubhiville I loved this book! I hope you‘ll enjoy it too. 4mo
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Charlotte Sometimes | Penelope Farmer
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I am so sad that @24in48 is coming to an end. Once again it has been a great weekend of positive social media and reading great books. Now off to finish book #5 of the weekend. Thanks everyone for making this event so much fun. 👊📚💕

24in48 YAY! Great job and thanks for joining us! 4mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻🥳🥳🍾🍾🎉📚😎 4mo
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From the Wreck | Jane Rawson
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Done with work for the week. Now to get ready for #24in48. I think this is my final TBR, but it is so hard to choose.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So sad that @24in48 is coming to an end, it really is one of my favorite times of the year. Can‘t wait to mark my calendar for the next one. Congrats to all who participated and shared their progress. You all rock!

Megabooks 🙌🙌🥳🥳🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉📚🎊 10mo
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Woo-hoo finished this book just after I hit 24 hours. Thank you to all of the wonderful people who put in all of the work to make #24in48 two of the best weekends of the year. And thanks to all of the awesome littens, you guys make this event so much fun.

Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊👍🏻👍🏻🍾🍾 1y
Tomigirl44 Way to go! 🍾🙌👏🎉😁 1y
Lindy Excellent! 👏👏👏 1y
GypsyKat Congratulations!!!🍾🎉 📚⏱ 1y
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What Is the What | Dave Eggers
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Hour 12 Challenge. This book definitely changed my world view. It is so effective in describing the horrors of having to flee your home and try to build a new life in a new country. #24in48

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Instructions for a Heatwave | Maggie O'Farrell
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Dewey Readathon photo challenge day 6: In the Wild. It has been so hot here lately that I haven‘t been able to read outside at lunchtime and it is making me cranky 😡 #deweyjuly #readathon #reversereadathon

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Black Swans | Eve Babitz, Eve Babiz
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Dewey Readathon photo challenge day 5: A Green Book. This one saved me during the 24in48 Readathon in January. Every time I needed a boost I would read one of the stories from this collection. #deweyjuly #readathon

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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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#deweyjuly photo challenge day 4: Best of 2018 so far. This book is a solid 5 star read that really stands out against the perfectly fine, but average books that I have read so far this year. #readathon

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Dewey Readathon photo challenge day 2: Favorite Book. If my house was on fire this would be one of the first things I grabbed. #deweyjuly #readathon

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Dewey photo challenge day 1 #Shelfie. (Also a reminder that I am really behind with shelving new books 😳). #deweyjuly #readathon

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Happy #readathon. I won‘t get close to 24 hours in today but I am hoping to put a dent in this chunkster.

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Oh my gosh, I didn‘t think I was going to make it but finally after four attempts I got the full 24 hours in just under the wire 😱

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Bear and the Nightingale | Katherine Arden
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Book #1 finished for #24in48 readathon. It almost makes me mad when I see how gorgeous the pictured edition is compared to the ugly US edition😠

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Happy #readathon to everyone participating! @24in48

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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Great deal for this ebook. This book is great one of my favorites of 2017

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Mean | Myriam Gurba
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Just started this book and it is amazing!

TheWordJar Stacked! I love Coffee House Press! 2y
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Depeche Mode: Monument | Dennis Burmeister, Sascha Lange
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All I ever wanted, all I ever needed is here in my hands. And a week early!!

DeleteAcct Where did you get this if you don't mind me asking? I must have. 😍 2y
Christine89 @Rachbb3 I preordered it on Amazon about a month ago. Originally the release date was Nov 7th but it must have been moved up. It is gorgeous💕💕 2y
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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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Book number 2 for #deweysreadathon. What an interesting book. I loved the history and the story of a strong badass woman!

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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Some of the women writers on my #readathon TBR, plus one that I recently finished (This Must Be The Place) that I loved so much that I am tempted to turn this into a Maggie O‘Farrell readathon. #thereadingwomen

Jas16 Great stack! Hope you are having a great readathon 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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Wolf in White Van | John Darnielle
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Jumping into the #readathon by finishing up this one. It is a bit like Invisible Monsters meets Ready Player One.

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Calling It | Jen Doyle
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Well my goal was 12 hours so I feel pretty good with my progress. My brain definitely reached a point where it needed a break. Thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes and everyone who posted the last couple of days. I loved reading everyone's posts 📚💖💖Can't wait until next time. @24in48

Varshitha 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
L_auren I reached 13 hours for my first one. Could not believe how difficult it was just to get that! 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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Was reading The Door which is great but getting pretty intense. I think it is time to sprinkle in some short stories. #24in48

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Ready, Set, Go! | Nina Laden
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Ready to dive in. #24in48readathon

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Sudden Death: A Novel | lvaro Enrigue
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"I don't know what this book is about. I know that as I wrote it I was angry because the bad guys always win. Maybe all books are written simply because in every game the bad guys have the advantage and that is too much to bear"

Laalaleighh I don't know what it was about either! But it was intriguing! 3y
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So good. I know that I will re-read several of these essays. It is the perfect book to read today before heading out to the Women's March in Omaha tonight. First book finished for #24in48 #readathon

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Getting my @24in48 TBR ready. Cannot wait to start!

RealLifeReading Great variety! 3y
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This checked a lot of boxes for me, folklore, art, ambiguous ending, siblings. (Also checked off my choice for "W" for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge).

KatePruiett I'm loving it! I keep stopping to reread passages that are just so beautiful that I need to absorb them a little bit more 3y
shawnmooney This sounds good! 3y
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Hopefully this will keep me sane while watching the debate tonight

moranadatter Best of luck! 3y
Notafraidofwords It won't. This is maddening but eye opening. 😳 3y
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Dear Mr. M: A Novel | Herman Koch
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Bookmail! So excited to win this one from Goodreads. Can't wait to start it!📬

MrBook WOOHOO! Congrats! 3y
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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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"I had all kinds of made-up hooks I'd have used to snag her. If Rebecca wanted to know what my interests were, my hobbies, I'd say I read books, and if she wanted to know which, I'd say it was personal. I'd say to me, reading was like making love, and I didn't kiss and tell." pg. 99

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"I recited the lines to myself. Something in them moved me. I tried to put the feeling into words: "It is like a gentle kitten is licking the inside of my heart. "

RealLifeReading Loved this story 3y
Merethebookgal I've heard good things about this and I'm planning to start his book The Grace of Kings in the next couple of days. 3y
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"The point is the that the city of Kyoto has declared itself open during the war years, which meant that the Japanese promised, and promises were sometimes listened to during wartime, that there were no military facilities within its walls." pg. 99

shawnmooney This is one of those novels I read – about eight or nine years ago – that I remember almost nothing about except that I quite enjoyed it. Time for a re-read! 3y
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Entertaining Read. I thought that it was kind of slow in the middle, I would have preferred more about the individual crew members and the Berlin Olympics than the training and constant changing of members of the crew. Once they leave for Berlin, it picks up again and finishes strong (which I guess is appropriate considering the crew's racing style).

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"We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." pg. 99

Soubhiville I read this around 15 years ago and loved it! I should give it a reread! 3y
ReadingEnvy I saw a character in a tv show reading this and looked it up and most of the reviews treated it like it was for hipster men. What do you think? 3y
Christine89 I went through a Tom Robbins phase in the 90s. I recently read his memoir, Tibetian Peach Pie which made me want to re-read his older stuff. I remember in the 90s it seemed like a lot of girls my age were reading Robbins, so it is interesting to think of it being a hipster thing now. Of course, it may not age well, but I remember loving how fun and crazy his stuff is. 3y
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I think this was a case of being over-hyped. I have heard so many people say that this is such a great book that I was expectIng something spectacular. It is good, don't get me wrong, but, I was expecting to be blown away and that didn't happen.

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Finally finished this one. It was really good once I got into it. It definitely is not an easy, light read, but it was worth the effort. Marlon James does such a good job of sucking you into this world - one night everyone in my dreams had a Jamaican accent - that it is a little unsettling to spend so much time with so many unsavory characters. I can see myself thinking about this book a lot in the future.

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Finally finished this one. It was really good once I got into it. It definitely is not an easy, light read, but it was worth the effort. Marlon James does such a good job of sucking you into this world - one night everyone in my dreams had a Jamaican accent - that it is a little unsettling to spend so much time with so many unsavory characters. I can see myself thinking about this book a lot in the future.

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"Not something treasured and loved; something they might miss but would not grieve. No need to tear another hole, even a pinprick, in their lives."

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"May I say, in all sympathy and love, that of all those who have passed through the veil since I have been here, not one has passed into Paradise leaving behind in our hearts the certainty of that future life more fully and realistically than was the case with your dear boy."

Christine89 I am in love with this cover (I really liked the hardback cover too) 3y
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Tenth of December: Stories | George Saunders
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"Rooster took a step forward and gave the wallet a kick. Wow, did it ever slide. Right under a stack of risers. Like a hockey puck. There were the keys, alone now, underscoring the absence of the wallet. Yikes. "

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Copper | Kazu Kibuishi
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My reading buddy Copper. I was going to try an audiobook while walking him today but it was way too hot to walk very far. #24in48 #readathon

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About 100 pages in and I am starting to really get into it. Not sure I would have had the patience if it wasn't for #24in48 Readathon. We will see how I feel when I am still reading it tomorrow night📖

Viji I started listening to this on audio and it was fascinating but I soon decided I'll have to read in print. It's so dense, I'll need to go back and reread a lot. 3y
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"Mabel stood and walked behind the girl, pausing for a moment to take in her fragrance -- fresh snow, mountain herbs, and birch boughs. Mabel allowed her hand to slide along the back of the chair, her fingertips barely touching the girl's hair. Perhaps it was not a dream after all."

SeeJulieRead I loved this book! 3y
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So I am thinking of starting this during the #24in48 Readathon this weekend. It sounds like it may take a big chunk of uninterrupted reading time to really start to get into it. Any Lovely Litsters have any suggestions for the best way to get the most from this book?

Lindy I listened to the audiobook, which I really like for writing like this that has a lot of dialect. Good idea to have uninterrupted time, but you might take breaks with lighter reading. 3y
BookishFeminist I agree with @Lindy. It's good to take breaks with this one bc the dialect can make it a slow, dense read (but well worth it.) I flipped back and forth between reading & listening but did get used to reading the dialect after a while. 😊 3y
Christine89 Thanks for the suggestions @Lindy and @BookishFeminist I have a bunch of short story collections that I have been meaning to get to, maybe I will rotate in a short story or two. I am usually not a fan of audio books, but @24in48 could be a good time to give them a second chance. 3y
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Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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"The other guests were straggling up from the lake by now and as they appeared I was introduced (by Siggy, who remembered my name) and so I shook the hands of the Woolfs, Huxley and one if the richest women in England. "

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"In the city, their apartment overlooked the Hudson River, but the patio was dark most hours of the day, pointing as it did into the cold backs of several taller buildings."

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Wow. Ebook is on sale today for $1.99 ( at least for Kindles)

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power | Ryan North, Steve Ditko, Will Murray
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#funfriday. Usually I am of the "whatever is lying around is my bookmark" school of thought, but I do love this bookmark that I got on a trip with my sisters. And it is actually a really good bookmark, it rarely falls out.

SusanInTiburon That's such a nice one! 3y
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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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"Rosina speaks, off the stage, if such a woman can ever be said to be off the stage, with an odd slight, I suppose Welsh, accent which is all her own."

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