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Joined February 2016

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Oksana, Behave! by Maria Kuznetsova
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A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen
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Specimen: Stories by Irina Kovalyova
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Summer by Karl Ove Knausgård
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The Best American Short Stories 2017 by Heidi Pitlor, Meg Wolitzer
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Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
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Summer by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Quiet haiku like poems to calm my anxious squirrel brain. Thank you to @Redwritinghood for posting about this lovely book

Redwritinghood You‘re welcome! So glad you enjoyed it. 4mo
readordierachel That's a gorgeous typewriter! 4mo
BarbaraBB Hi! Hope all is well! Just checking in ❤️ 1mo
Flaneurette @BarbaraBB hello! Yes I‘m doing fine, just not been on Litsy much lately, so kind of you to think of me..I just sent u a friend request on LibraryThing 😄 1mo
BarbaraBB I accepted of course. I haven‘t been much on LT lately so I‘ve been missing your reviews and updates! 1mo
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Arctic Dreams | Barry Lopez
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1. -35 F again this morning, why do I live here again? Kids off school for 3rd day..
2. 72 and sunny
3. 68
4. On my front porch/sitting in swing/72 degrees and sunny/margarita
5. Read tagged book many years ago and excited to see he has a new one coming out this year

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 4mo
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Has anyone noticed the #Libby update? This kinda stresses me out!

Kaye Yes. It‘s quite different to get used to. 4mo
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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1. Hated this book so much, I‘m still mad about it.
2. At home, I‘m a stay at home mom
3. I was about 12 or 13 when I asked someone when their baby was due- she‘d already had it! Lesson learned
4. Street vendor waffles in Brussels or cedar white spruce woods Lake Superior
5. Black Summer

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@howjessreads

LeahBergen # 3! 😆😆😆 4mo
BkClubCare Boring story probably but I was in a quick intimate online book club right when the fever-fervor for ALL was starting and everyone bailed on it but me. And I skipped parts to get thru it. #trueconfession 3mo
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Hanging out at Barnes & Noble today

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I went thru a phase of reading all about fin-de-siecle Paris in my twenties and the idea of the idle wanderer about town always appealed to me. I know I should be a flaneuse but my real name is Annette so I modified it a bit

@kaye
#whatsyourhandle

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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Road trip, made her read a chapter before she gets the iPad

Caroline2 Ohh that‘s a good idea! I might do that on our next trip! 👍🏻 5mo
WhatThePuck Mine would throw up if she read in the car. I'm the only one I the family that can read in the car. 5mo
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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1. I have bought my mom,daughter, and nephew kindles because I‘m a kindle evangelist.
2. Leaving for Big Sky, Montana at 5am tomorrow morning and it‘s supposed to snow- we are driving, so wish me luck!
3. My goal was 52 and I made it to 89 so far, I hope to get a few more before the end of the year
4. The Polar Express and A Charlie Brown Christmas
5. Will do!

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jenniferajanes I love my Kindle! I‘ve been using the original Paperwhite since it first came out. I got the new Paperwhite for Christmas this year and love it. I hope your family loves their Kindles too. What awesome gifts! 5mo
CouronneDhiver I love the *idea* of a kindle but I‘ve never tried one... 5mo
merelybookish Hope you arrived safely in Montana! 5mo
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Flights | Olga Tokarczuk
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Getting major Sebald vibes from this one....I like it so far

Ruthiella I want to give this book a try! 😀 5mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Books I bought for my husband and kids for Xmas. Now it‘s time to wrap ugh- I hate wrapping! How did I do??

LauraBeth I think you did a great job! 👍 5mo
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TheBookStacker Flower Moon is still one of my favorite books ever 5mo
Flaneurette @LauraBeth thank you! I hope so! 5mo
Flaneurette @TheBookStacker I sure hope my husband likes it, he doesn‘t read many books, a lot of magazines and news articles though so maybe this will interest him 5mo
mrp27 Great book picks! 5mo
readordierachel You did fantastic! 5mo
batsy A great stack! Shopping for books for oneself or others is the best part ... the wrapping, not so much 😆 5mo
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I‘m unreasonably kind of excited for this 🤣🤣

Trashcanman @Stacy_31 time for another round! 5mo
Blaire Oh love it! 5mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Holy sh*t this book! Long recursive sentences that only appear to ramble and meander into societal and psychological minutiae ala Infinite Jest with a healthy dose of feminist anger. Coming of age in 1970s Northern Ireland sounds like a big downer but this was so linguistically unique and funny I enjoyed every word. All the stars

Suzze This post has me teetering even more on the edge of reading this one. 🤣🤣 5mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Suzze Go for it, it's brilliant! 5mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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4⭐️I liked but didn‘t love this one. It‘s told from shifting povs and many of them,particularly the young men,were difficult to differentiate but I really loved some of his women, who broke my heart. I had difficulty gaining traction bc of the unrelenting bleakness of all the stories but I think that‘s kind of the point. Also, I now have a Radiohead There,There earworm...

Tamra This might be more difficult on audio then given the shifting POV. 5mo
Flaneurette @Tamra I just read somewhere (maybe Goodreads) that there are multiple narrators and its well done on audio so maybe that actually helps in this case? I do recommend it, I certainly won‘t forget about it anytime soon! 5mo
merelybookish I liked this but didn't love it as much as I wanted to. It was definitely uneven but still plan to read whatever else he writes! 5mo
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Ok Litsy peeps, I really need recs for this kid who used to read but this is what she does now. I bought Eleanor and Park and Tell Me Three Things for Xmas for her and I think she might like Stephen King but I haven‘t read him in so long I don‘t know where to start. She has loved all the Rowling and Rick Riordan in the past and I would like to find something to get her back into it, any thoughts? I don‘t read YA so I am clueless

cathysaid John Green? Thirteen Reasons Why? I don‘t read much YA, but maybe @IheartYA or @ItsAngel could help? Maybe @LibrarianRyan ? (edited) 6mo
Flaneurette Thank you @cathysaid she did read 13 reasons last year and liked it. I bought her Fault in Our Stars but she never read it, maybe bc it was for her kindle and she likes “real” books now. She just came home with Handmaids Tale from school today for language arts class so hopefully she will like it 6mo
ohyeahthatgirl Get them into ebooks! The impulse to pick up a phone is strong, so turn it into a book. For SK, try Night Shift, short stories that are the origins of a few larger works. For YA, I loved Undead Girl Gang. Comics like Giant Days are also attention grabbing for those that love the constant scroll of social media. 6mo
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IheartYA Divergent, Hunger Games, Matched, the Raven Cycle, Twilight, to All the Boys I've Loved Before, Mara Dyer 6mo
Bklover My daughter loved the series that begins with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 6mo
IheartYA I have the same issue. My daughter used to love reading, now she hates it. She'll be 14 in a week. Also try... Splintered, A Clockwork Scarab, the Mortal Instruments. 6mo
LibrarianRyan I just finished #murdertrending. It would be a better start off than King. It‘s horror comedy and social media plays a part so it might get her away from the phone. (edited) 6mo
LibrarianRyan @cathysaid thanks for the tag. Let‘s add 6mo
LibrarianRyan This one is super short. But so catching. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Okay so time for some GN. 6mo
LibrarianRyan All the books I have suggested are relatively clean. Some kissing. Some blood and guts but no sec and very little foul language. 6mo
cathysaid @LibrarianRyan As always, you rock! ❤️ And @IheartYA is damn near an expert! 6mo
cathysaid @Flaneurette No problem! I‘m useless in this genre but luckily...we‘ve got Litsy! 6mo
LibrarianRyan Just thought of another one. It‘s like reading reality tv complete with cosmeticians. It‘s fun. 6mo
Flaneurette @ohyeahthatgirl she has had a kindle for years but now prefers “real” books so 🤷🏼‍♀️ I remember loving night shift back in the day so I will check that out and your other recommendations- thank you! 6mo
Flaneurette @IheartYA mine is 15 but thinks she is 20 😑 she did like Hunger Games and Divergent so I will def check out your other recs, thank you! Ps I said the other day to her that Twilight was on Prime so she should check it out but she rolled her eyes at me 6mo
Flaneurette @LibrarianRyan thank you so much!! I will check them all out! Litsy is so awesome 😎! 6mo
shaynarae I‘m not a YA person, but Where‘d You Go Bernadette was a surprisingly fun read that I think just about anyone would enjoy. It‘s my general go-to rec. 6mo
Tamra I recall reading all the King novels back in the day and being totally absorbed. 6mo
irre My 15 year old niece loved this one when I gave it to her for Christmas. You can watch the movie after. 6mo
Flaneurette @Tamra I know I‘m a bit of a snoot nowadays but I liked King back in high school but I just don‘t remember enough to buy her anything. I liked The Stand but that is way too long and quasi philosophical for her I think. Also The Shining is a bit too adult w the whole alcoholism angle right? I‘m probably overthinking this... 6mo
Flaneurette @irre she has it and hasn‘t read beyond the first few chapters, she says it is good but I guess can‘t compete with Instagram because she hasn‘t finished it 😒 6mo
BookishTrish Sarah Dessen? 6mo
Librarianaut The Abhorsen books by Garth Nix (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen). They are fabulous!!!!! 6mo
Librarianaut Also, what about Rainbow Rowell‘s books? 6mo
Librarianaut Those were engaging and appropriate for teens, I think 6mo
BarbaraBB My 14 years old loved 6mo
BarbaraBB Also she loved 6mo
Flaneurette @Librarianaut Sabriel looks good! I did buy her Eleanor and Park fo Xmas hopefully she will like it. Thank you! 6mo
Flaneurette @BookishTrish I had not heard of this author at all! Thank you! 6mo
Flaneurette @BarbaraBB she started the Hate U Give this summer and hasn‘t picked it up in months although she says it is good 🤷🏼‍♀️ I was looking at the Astonishing Color for her too bc she is from China and I believe the mc of this one is from Taiwan so maybe relatable somewhat? Thank you! 6mo
Flaneurette @shaynarae that is a good book! I read it too a while ago.. thank you! 6mo
Flaneurette @Bklover ooh that looks right up her alley! I hadn‘t heard of it before, thank you so much! 6mo
Tamra @Flaneurette I know what you mean! 😆 For good and bad, my mom didn‘t pay much attention (that I could tell) as to what I read as a teen - she liked King so they were on the shelves. I don‘t recall much detail, but Misery or Shawshank Redemption? There is always violence in them though. (edited) 6mo
Tamra I almost forgot! 😵 I have loved everything I‘ve read by Jacqueline Woodson! YA 6mo
Flaneurette @Tamra my mom didn‘t notice what I read either! Lots of trash:king,Anne Rice, and Clan of the cave bear I recall. I‘ve been meaning to read Woodson, it seems there is sooo much great YA nowadays compared to when I was young but aside from Harry Potter I just haven‘t read it 6mo
Tamra @Flaneurette totally! It‘s amazing what is written now for all ages. So much better! (edited) 6mo
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#kindledeal today fyi

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Has anyone tried these cli-fi short stories with narration on Amazon Prime? It looks like they have some good authors and they are in Goodreads database if anyone is looking for shorter things to reach their reading challenges

Cinfhen This is helpful for #booked2019 #cliFi & #pop19 #Suggestions 6mo
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Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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http://www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2014/sep/13/-sp-chris-ware-the-l...

Not actually tagged book, not in Litsy database. Chris Ware is a stinkin genius, that space between the c and h on the restaurant sign breaks my heart, such minutely observed details. A melancholy novella about being an awkward elementary school kid. Tagged book also highly recommended

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Recent selfie of my hubs and me from my anniversary/ birthday trip to Italy. Sorry about bad quality but it was dark out and maybe you will be distracted by the amazing colosseum in the background. #friyayintro

BarbaraBB Great picture 💕 6mo
merelybookish Awesome! 6mo
saresmoore Selfies with architectural distractions—great idea! 6mo
batsy Lovely photo! 6mo
gradcat Wow! 6mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Pretty psyched about this but I probably won‘t be able to wait for it to get here and will get the ebook first...don‘t feel as bad about quitting #botm now. #indiespensable

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Well I‘ve got some reading to do! I‘ve read 9 and own 19 more. My favorites so far are Florida and Severance. Love the #tob #tob2019 #therooster

mreads I've read 12, DNF 5 and added 11 to my TBR list 6mo
MicheleinPhilly 19??? Now I don‘t feel so badly about my stack. ☺️ 6mo
Churchlady Thanks for sharing! I‘ve read 5 and there were quite a few I hadn‘t come across yet! 6mo
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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Sitting on my terrace in Florence reading my kindle,not a bad way to spend my 50th bday

LiteraryinLititz Gorgeous! Have a wonderful birthday! 7mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 7mo
4thhouseontheleft Happy Birthday!! 7mo
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8little_paws Happy birthday!!! 7mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 7mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁 7mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂🎉 That is certainly a wonderful way to enjoy your day 😍 7mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 7mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 7mo
Reggie Happy Birthday 🎊🎂🎈 7mo
MaureenMc 🎈🎉🎂🙌 7mo
arubabookwoman Happy Birthday! We share a birthday, as today is my birthday too—except that I turned 18 the day you were born.😏 7mo
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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Having a mimosa at the train station in Rome before we head to Florence. Had some fresh bufalo mozzarella and prosciutto- even train station food is good in Italy. Not getting much reading done though, jet lag is killing me!

Emilymdxn Jet lag going that way is a killer! I hope you adore Rome!! 7mo
Taylor I was just thinking about how I‘ve been meaning to read these. 7mo
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My Struggle, Book Six | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Awaiting our flight to Rome and can‘t decide what to read. Mr flaneurette is reading the Dan Brown and I‘ve since finished Certain American States but there are 100 plus books on my kindle I want to get to soonish...this is MY struggle.

merelybookish Regardless, have fun!! 7mo
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Both dull and mean-spirited. Every single trip to and from the train station to drop off or pick up girlfriend is mentioned (so what?) and almost every customer to enter the bookshop is a complete idiot. I don‘t feel bad I borrowed this from the library and read it on my kindle! I am the worst.person.ever and deserve to made fun of on the authors Facebook page or next book.

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If I would just quit futzing with calibre and devices maybe I would finish the tagged book...

Lindy Good point. I‘m putting down my phone and going back to my book now. 😉 8mo
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Went for a walk with my kindle today, can‘t seem to acquire an affection for audiobooks but I really need to get some exercise. Anyone else a #readwalker ?

TheSpineView Yes! I find it makes the exercise go faster. 9mo
Hoopiefoot I used to take my Latin flash cards for walks in college. 😀 9mo
Taylor Audiobooks annoy me 9mo
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At the library with the kids on this rainy last day before school starts. Naturally I found a few books to bring home 🤦‍♀️

readordierachel Looks like a good stack! 9mo
ohyeahthatgirl Love Rebecca Solnit! Had the chance to see her speak and she's just so smart. 9mo
Flaneurette @ohyeahthatgirl I read Wanderlust and A Field Guide to Getting Lost years ago and loved them but haven‘t read her newer stuff so am excited to start this one 9mo
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This was fine. I doubt I will remember it in a month but a good palate cleanser, particularly after Sabrina, which wrecked me a little bit. Definitely a borrow not buy

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Saturday plans

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Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Well I finally used my last credits and canceled my account, I‘ve skipped every month since March. I did let them know that I wasn‘t happy with the recent changes. I just haven‘t been excited about the selections and every month stressed me out😬 #botm

Reviewsbylola I canceled last month and no regrets so far. I did end up reserving this one from the library though. 9mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll probably have a few add-one this month in an attempt to use up my credits too. 9mo
MrBook @BookBabe and I cancelled awhile back. 😕 9mo
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Flaneurette It seems to have gotten stale after Maris Kreizman left. What do you guys think 🤔? @Reviewsbylola @4thhouseontheleft @MrBook 9mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t really pinpoint it but the absence of the judges seemed to be right around when it got exceptionally bad. There were just so many things that happened all at once. They stopped offering extra books. They also stopped having the fun little accessories in their boxes. The stopped having the more tailored bookmarks. Their customer service became abysmal. 9mo
Flaneurette Yes! @Reviewsbylola I agree and really miss all those things. 9mo
MicheleinPhilly I skipped again this month and I‘m dying to use my last 4 credits so I can be done with them for good. 9mo
Jess I still have two credits left but am thinking of cancelling when they are done. I just can‘t get past the fact that my only choices seem to be thrillers or historical fiction. There used to be at least one or two each month that were on my radar and it thrilled me but now I‘m getting a book just to get a book. 9mo
Flaneurette I know @MicheleinPhilly and @Jess it‘s just no fun anymore. 9mo
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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It‘s a good day when there‘s a new Murakami in the New Yorker

Cathythoughts I‘ve never read this writer. Must investigate 9mo
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Surprised to see this display at my local Barnes and Noble! I may have to add to my collection...

TrishB @arlenefinnigan will like this 😁 9mo
batsy Ohhh, that display makes me happy 😍 9mo
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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I put this on hold over a month ago and #Libby no longer lists it in my holds! It is still marked as hold in overdrive and my libraries website but this put me in a panic! I really don‘t want to lose my place in line. This also happened to another prerelease I have on hold. Anyone else having issues?

CouronneDhiver Can you call the library to verify? 9mo
Flaneurette @CouronneDhiver I just received a reply from Libby support that they are aware of the problem and to refer to my library‘s overdrive to see all my holds. Glad to see they respond quickly 9mo
CouronneDhiver 😊👍 9mo
susanw Yes! I noticed this too. If I added a hold again it put me in the same place I was before, so I wasn‘t too worried but, I‘m glad to hear it wasn‘t just me and that they are aware of it. 9mo
Flaneurette @susanw I almost did that and was afraid I would be put back to the end of the line!! Thanks for letting me know that didn‘t happen 9mo
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The Reservoir Tapes | Jon McGregor
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Having some pho 🍲 with the kids

EricQiao That looks great! I ❤️ Vietnamese food. 10mo
Flaneurette I‘m no connoisseur @EricQiao but it was good! 10mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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Sunday morning porch reading. Finally decided on Census after flailing about for a few days unable to settle on what to read next. It‘s interesting how out of sorts I feel when I don‘t have an active book going but a bunch of maybes on the periphery. #booknerdproblems

Mitch I totally agree. I feel really weird if I‘m between books. I feel a little cut loose! 10mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Starting Less today, needing something a bit lighter. I‘m also turning the big five-o soon 😑 so maybe this will be interesting

ephemeralwaltz Great selection of ebooks! 10mo
Flaneurette Thanks @ephemeralwaltz I absolutely ❤️ my library and the Libby app, so many good books! 10mo
merelybookish Happy almost five-oh! (I'm not far behind.) 10mo
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The Art of the Wasted Day | Patricia Hampl
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1. Coffee, kindle, listening to the birds
2. 2 years
3. Juicy Lucy
4. 6:15
5. Echo spot, Lamp, Apple watch charger

#Humpdaypost @MinDea

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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Are these maybe the June #botm selections?? Found on the website today. Guess I‘m gonna skip again I‘ve already pre-ordered calypso from Audible. Bummer

Flaneurette Oops sorry I see you guys already found it! @irre (edited) 12mo
Redwritinghood I‘m considering skipping again too. I haven‘t been happy with their choices lately. 12mo
catiewithac I wonder who wrote The Anomaly... 12mo
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Flaneurette I‘m guessing it‘s this one @catiewithac (edited) 12mo
Flaneurette @Redwritinghood I have 2 credits to use and then I‘ll probably cancel..too much thriller ya and chick lit lately for me. I‘d rather get those from overdrive/Libby because my bookshelves are too full as is! 12mo
Redwritinghood @Flaneurette With you 100%. I might get Book of Essie, but not sure. 12mo
Reviewsbylola After looking them up, I think I want 4 of them. 😳😳 12mo
Cinfhen Really @Reviewsbylola I want zero 😂Thanks for tagging me @Flaneurette 😘 12mo
Flaneurette @Reviewsbylola You go girl! I‘ll watch for your reviews! 12mo
Reviewsbylola I just realized I can only get three because I only have one account. 😂😂 So I am going to have to leave one behind. 😦 @Flaneurette @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen I can use my choice and pick one for you @Reviewsbylola ❣️❣️❣️ 12mo
Reviewsbylola No, thank you for the offer but totally unnecessary. ❤️❤️ I will get one of them from the library. ☺️ Save your credits for yourself because lord knows they‘ll be charging $20 a book before we know it. 😂 @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen So true @Reviewsbylola 😬I miss those $5 and $10 deals😫😫😫 12mo
allthingskayla I think I will go with The Kiss Quotient, but I may skip. I have to read what the judge or the members say once it goes up on the site. 12mo
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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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Found a peaceful reading spot after my mammogram 😊

LiteraryinLititz Looks like a lovely reading spot. Hope the test went well! 13mo
readordierachel Perfect spot! 13mo
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Sparks! | Ian Boothby
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OMG is somebody actually reading of their own volition??!! She seems to like the new comic I bought her. If anyone has recs for a 3rd grade reluctant reader I‘m all ears. Animals are cool princesses are not. Don‘t mind the sticker strategically placed over my stack of unread New Yorkers...

LauraBeth 💕💕 14mo
RidgewayGirl Graphic novels really are gateway books. Captain Underpants, Babysitters Club, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries. It gets them started without being a page full of text. Looks like you know what you‘re doing! 14mo
saresmoore My princess-hating 3rd grader tends to devour books that are a bit on the irreverent side: David Walliams, Roald Dahl or more thriller-y, like the FunJungle series or The Story Thieves. Also graphic novels: Big Nate, Phoebe & Her Unicorn, anything by Raina Telgemeier, Babymouse. Check out brightly.com, as well. 14mo
Flaneurette @RidgewayGirl Yes! That big wall of text just scares her off because it is intimidating. I do already have most of the wimpy kid series from her older sister(plus 2000 other books in this house)I should try them again with her. Thanks! 14mo
Flaneurette @saresmoore I also bought Phoebe & Her Unicorn today and it looks really cute! I‘ve got some Big Nate already but I will def check out your other suggestions. Thank you! 14mo
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Giving this book another attempt because of #tob2018. My first try resulted in a bail because I find 20 something‘s search for identity tiresome at this stage of my life, but I am interested in the non-romance aspect as I am REALLY tired of girl gets boy lives happily ever after trope. Also have to admit to some sour grapes on my part because I didn‘t get to go to an ivy and still bitter about it. #kindle #libby

saresmoore I relate to everything you said in this post, especially the last part. I think that‘s why I didn‘t ever read this. 14mo
Notafraidofwords @saresmoore y‘all. I‘m reading it currently. About 100 pages in. I have no idea how to feel about it yet. But, I work in academia and this is so true to life it‘s scary. 14mo
saresmoore @Notafraidofwords I think I‘ll take that as an endorsement? 14mo
Notafraidofwords @saresmoore yes, I‘m scared to recommend it and that you‘ll throw it at my head if you hate it lol 14mo
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LibraryThing as a library service | Aina Manso Santolaria
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I mostly use LT to catalog my physical books and GR to keep track of what I‘m reading. Haven‘t used LT for social stuff but from what I have seen I am optimistic that the merger will be a good fit for The Litsy community. I am looking forward to seeing everyone‘s libraries as it is difficult to see this info on Litsy. My profile is https://www.librarything.com/profile/Flaneurette

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ApoptyGina69 I have the exact same opinion. UnspunCapricorn on LT. I rate everything, but have rarely, if ever, reviewed. Been a member since 2005. 1y
BarbaraBB I‘ve been reviewing the last few years in the Club Read groups but mostly I use LT to catalogue and rate my books. I also love comparing libraries and rates! (edited) 1y
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Mehso-so

I love peeking at peoples diaries and I love Sedaris but this book has a weird hushed and reverential tone that would be more fitting for a Cornell or Hopper retrospective. The quote above from the foreword is typical Sedaris wry humor but the rest of the book is dead serious and just seemed at odds with the funky assemblages and snippets of misspelled diary entries. Interesting but not essential

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Panpan

Thin characterization and unearned epiphanies. I was always aware of the the author behind the curtain manipulating the plot and trotting out one dull sentence after another. I was so looking forward to this one too! The tragedy of the unlived life is one of my favorite themes hence my disappointment. I think the author not mature enough to really grapple with what makes life worth living. Her research was evident but the characters were ciphers👇

Flaneurette The character that expressed the most humanity wasn‘t a human at all 1y
Suet624 Hmmm... Unstacked. 1y
Lindy Thanks for your review. I‘ve been wavering on whether or not to check this one out from the library. It will stay far down on the TBR for now. 1y
batsy I was wondering about this one! Thanks for your review. "Unearned epiphanies" is my biggest pet peeve about contemporary litfic. 1y
kspenmoll Thanks for the review. Gotten so much press. 1y
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Reservoir 13 | Jon McGregor
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Books+wine+real fire+snowing all day here in Big Sky Montana=perfect Christmas day.

jhod Idyllic 1y
JoeStalksBeck Perfect 1y
SassyBookworm Sounds like a perfect end to any day!!! 1y
Posemn That does sound absolute perfect. Merry Christmas. 1y
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Hubs did good with these socks for Xmas. Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. #joinin

LauraBeth 😂 1y
PenguinInFlight 😂😂 1y
emilyhaldi I got those too!!! 😂❤️ 1y
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CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
ReadingSusan Ha ha I need those 🤣 1y
Joanne1 Love the socks, but that snow!! 1y
CareBear I got these too! 1y
BookBabe 😂👌🏻 1y
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At the Toyota dealership waiting for vehicle to be serviced. Good thing I have my trusty #kindle.

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One more book to make my goal. How‘s everyone else doing on their yearly challenges? I am a lightweight compared to most of you- maybe next year I can break a hundred #goals #goodreads

Redwritinghood I surpassed mine, but I may have been a little overzealous this year. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
batsy I met my goal and I'm at around this range, too. My goal is to be like the Litsy heavyweights at some point 😁 1y
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Got my new oasis today. Anyone else get one? #kindle

Redwritinghood Want one, but can‘t justify purchasing as my Paperwhite works fine. 2y
Reviewsbylola Nice!! 2y
jfalkens I love your lamp 😊 we have something similar(that we got at goodwill when we bought our house) but one of the arms is lose so the shade falls off sometimes. 2y
Flaneurette @Redwritinghood yeah me neither, I have a voyage that works fine but I love new technology! So far it is really a nice ereader 2y
Flaneurette Love my mica bean pot lamp @jfalkens I wish I could find one at goodwill- lucky score! 2y
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When you get into a cynical reading funk ...The trouble is, it‘s hard to find a book with that premise that‘s not been touched by the pen of ole Pappy Sappy. (Pappy Sappy is an old man-fairy that sneaks into writers‘ offices in the night to do a little maudlin‘n‘. He lives at Nicholas Sparks‘s house.)

Flaneurette The author is recommending Jincy Willet as an antidote to "ole Pappy Sappy" I ? at this cuz I knew exactly what she was talking about 2y
Lindy @Flaneurette Thanks for this. Sappy gives me hives. 😷 2y
readinginthedark 😂”He lives at Nicholas Sparks‘s house.” 2y
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