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Joined March 2016

Goodreads.com/flaneurette- read mostly lit fic
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Matrix by Lauren Groff
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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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Oh William!: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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I‘ve stalled out at 60% on Sally Rooney‘s latest but I‘m flying through this one! Such perceptive observations on mature relationships vs young adult angst is resonating more w me right now

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Not ghost stories per se but quirky hauntings with melancholy epiphanies. These micro fiction stories may be too precious for some (and not scary at all) but are just my kind of thing. Loved it and not so patiently waiting for Brockmeier to come out with another novel.

vivastory This is at the very top of my TBR. One of my favorite covers of the year 2mo
Flaneurette @vivastory I really love this cover too, may have to buy in hardcover. I‘m not sure how long any of these tiny thought experiments on the afterlife will stick with me because they are so brief they feel ephemeral if that makes sense? 2mo
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Omg! When is my library gonna buy some more copies??

TiredLibrarian Can't hurt to ask them about it. They might not be aware, or they might be having supply chain issues. https://www.bookweb.org/news/book-industry-supply-chain-delays-impact-holiday-se... 3mo
Flaneurette @TiredLibrarian they added 58 copies of the ebook in overdrive/libby shortly after this-they usually are quicker to add copies than this and I was getting antsy because I was first in line! It seems like they try to keep a max of 10 people waiting per copy so they really buy a lot of digital copies for popular books. Best library ever 3mo
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Townie Books | Crested Butte, Colorado (Bookstore)
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Found a good indie bookstore on my travels and bought more books including this one

BarbaraBB That view 🥰 3mo
Megabooks Gorgeous!! 3mo
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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Hey all you experts! I want to cancel my audible subscription because I can find pretty much everything at my awesome library but I have 2 credits left. I have wandering mind syndrome when it comes to audio so I don‘t listen very often. Are there any books on audio that add something over and above the print version? Some audiobooks I have enjoyed are The Anthropocene Reviewed, Milkman, and The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Thank you!

Mitch I don‘t listen to many audible books - but I find if an author reads their own work it adds another layer of subtle meaning. 3mo
Flaneurette @Mitch yes! I agree the John Green and Nguyen I mentioned above were read by the authors and it did enhance the book 3mo
Megabooks I prefer Ottessa Moshfeg‘s books on audio if you have not already read them. My favorite is this one, but they are all good and I do feel like the narration adds something. 3mo
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Flaneurette @Megabooks the only one of hers I have not read is Eileen so I will check out the audio thank you! 3mo
Hestapleton I always browse the audible originals! 3mo
Megabooks This one narrated by Dion Graham (fantastic) may be up your alley as well. 3mo
sarahbellum I also have a difficult time following along with audiobooks, but I discovered that I can pay better attention if they are funny and light. Memoirs narrated by their authors have worked the best for me. Bossypants was delightful, Born a Crime is supposed to be fantastic on audio (the print was awesome), Kitchen Confidential was fantastic 3mo
Flaneurette @sarahbellum I forgot to mention my fave audios are by David Sedaris but I have all of them already. I do have Bossypants and Born a Crime too but havent listened to them yet but thank you I agree these kinds of books really work well on audio! 3mo
DGRachel I am going to second Born a Crime. It‘s one of my all-time favorite audiobooks. 3mo
Flaneurette @Megabooks oooh interesting! I did like Graham for the audio of A Heartbreaking Work.. 3mo
Flaneurette @DGRachel I've honestly been sort of saving it for someday(I dont know when) because everyone says its the best and I'm afraid nothing else will live up to it! 3mo
Megabooks If you‘re a Sedaris fan, I‘ll recommend these: 3mo
JamieArc The Themis files trilogy, starting with Sleeping Giants. It is full cast audio and excellent. I read the first in print and it was just okay. I listened to the next two on audio and they were excellent because of the full cast narration. 3mo
JamieArc I‘ve also heard the tagged book is great on audio. They have it on audio but not through my library so I‘m dying to listen to it one day. 3mo
Flaneurette @Megabooks awesome! Funny in Farsi is only available on Audible so bonus! I love Mo Rocca on Wait,Wait Don't Tell Me also! 3mo
DivineDiana This audio includes CIA interviews, political speeches, music and other extras to enhance the experience! Recommend highly! 3mo
Flaneurette @JamieArc Thank you! I had forgotten about the Themis trilogy but I do like full cast. Fantasticland looks like its only Audible or Scribd for the audiobook but it sounds freaky, reminds me a bit of G Saunders Civilwarland In Bad Decline but more violent, interesting! 3mo
Flaneurette @DivineDiana I have been meaning to get to this one, its on my wishlist and my library has 9/281 copies available! Did you find it very depressing? thank you! 3mo
DivineDiana Not at all. Fascinating is the word! I saw an interview with Gladwell and he discussed that he wanted to enhance the audiobook experience, starting with this one. He was successful! 3mo
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Reading about mushrooms at the beach

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Peaces: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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What in the actual heck is going on in this book? It‘s like someone narrating their crazy ass dream to you and it‘s hard to really concentrate on it because what is the point?

cariashley Oh no, have this one on my list for #camptob and was already feeling mixed about it… 4mo
BarbaraBB You scare me too. Like @cariashley I just got it for #CampToB 4mo
BkClubCare Ikr?! 4mo
Cinfhen I bailed!!!! Life is too short to read a book that I can‘t connect to on ANY level!! And the whole pet mongoose, is just another level of weirdness🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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#netgalley
Do you like libraries, librarians, books and precocious children? Who am I kidding, of course you do! You will love this book- it checks all the boxes. Intricate plotting with big themes incl the importance of literature on a personal and cultural scale,climate change, nature & coming of age. Short chapters w alternating POV move the narrative along briskly. Moves from the fall of Constantinople to the future. ⬇️

Flaneurette I will be pre ordering a signed first, just look at that cover! 4mo
vivastory Well, I'm convinced! I agree, this is one of my favorite covers of the year 4mo
DrexEdit Looking forward to this one! 4mo
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Oh dear, I shouldn‘t be allowed in the bookstore.My 12 yr old has a reasonable stack of only 2 books

Christine I think this is a fantastic stack, and I‘m especially coveting the tagged and the NYT cookbook! ❤️ 4mo
Flaneurette @Christine the cookbook has a really nice fabric cover that‘s flexible, I had to get it once I saw it in person 4mo
Flaneurette The journaling stuff is for my 17 yr old that‘s heading off to college this fall so it‘s not all for me 😆 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Don‘t feel bad…maybe your 12 year old will get to some of them someday 😂 4mo
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In: The Graphic Novel | Will McPhail
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At first I thought “ oh no another white dude creative type in NYC” book but it actually pokes fun of millennial angst and addresses how difficult it is to connect with other humans in this ironic late capitalist world. Gorgeous artwork

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Same McGinley, same

Karisa 🤣 5mo
Lindy 😂 5mo
charl08 Ha! 5mo
vivastory The struggle is real 5mo
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Gold Diggers: A Novel | Sanjena Sathian
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#Indiespensable showed up yesterday. I‘m loving the extras this time!

EvieBee Oh nice!! 5mo
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Today was the first time I visited my library since the pandemic started, it was so nice to finally be there in person! Also went to Barnes & Noble for the first time in ages and bought the tagged book. Two of my kids also got or renewed their own library cards because they are fully vaccinated as of last Saturday. Lots of good bookish stuff today. #bookhaul

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Is it possible to feel nostalgic for something you‘ve never experienced? Case in point: internet photo of pojangmacha (tent bar street food in South Korea). I loved this memoir and now I want ALLL the Korean food! Highly recommended

nanuska_153 I love kimchi so much, I could eat it every day 6mo
EvieBee I‘m so excited for this! 6mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Well I finally got my #bookspinbingo card done. #bookspin is Second Place and #doublespin is the tagged book. Hopefully I will do better than last month.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 7mo
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Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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I liked this book but it took me forever to finish, I just never felt compelled to pick it up but I did love all the food talk and seeing a different representation of Japanese society than I typically do. Also got to genius on the Nyt spelling bee without looking up hints! Maybe I‘ll go for queen bee today

Suet624 Nice work in both accomplishments. I couldn‘t get through this book and I am nowhere near a genius on those puzzles. 7mo
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Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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1. I recently read the tagged book along with the audio because I was on a long car ride and it was so noisy I couldn‘t concentrate on the book otherwise. My noise canceling earbuds don‘t work very well to filter out talking or music unfortunately. First time #immersionreading for me, it did help but had to speed up audio.
2. I really don‘t do well with audio but I wish I did- any tips appreciated!
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 💜📖📚 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading I love a narrator with an accent. I don‘t know why but I get more involved. 8mo
Flaneurette @Prairiegirl_reading yep me too, I really liked Milkman on audio 8mo
Suet624 I only enjoy nonfiction on audio. 7mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Maybe this will give me the kick in the pants to get through some of my tbr. I don‘t really know what I‘m doing but here is my #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! 8mo
BarbaraBB Great list of books🤍 8mo
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Festival Days | Jo Ann Beard
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Big update to #libby today! Finally syncs with overdrive wishlist

Chelsea.Poole I love the update! 👏 8mo
emtobiasz FINALLY! That‘s so exciting! 8mo
Megabooks Yes! But I‘m getting really confused! I don‘t like change. 😂 8mo
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The fact that Ferrante is likely a man bothers me more than I care to admit. I feel the impetus to finish the Neapolitan series just draining away...

https://lithub.com/have-italian-scholars-figured-out-the-identity-of-elena-ferra...

Taylor WHAT 🤯 8mo
Suet624 Really? I didn‘t know this! 7mo
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Starting a new book on the porch

Trashcanman I hope it doesn't suck. 1y
Flaneurette @Trashcanman Ya me too but I‘ll let you know! 1y
charl08 Ooh, tempted by this one! 1y
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Death in Her Hands | Ottessa Moshfegh
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I really liked this one- despite my massive reading slump. Ostensibly a murder mystery but in actuality a psychological study of what happens when a woman reaches the end of her life and realizes she never lived. Her mind plays all kinds of tricks to tamp the loneliness and anger down and not face this fact but it all comes out in the end. 4.5/5 stars deducting .5 for a willfully oblique ending

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Death in Her Hands | Ottessa Moshfegh
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👋hello everyone! I‘ve not been on Litsy lately as I‘ve been in a horrible reading slump. I need to stop the doom scrolling and spend more time here I think. I‘m liking this book so far but wtf is going on?? Does anybody want to be friends w me on Goodreads, if so see my link in bio. [photo:Grand Marais MN]

TheBookStacker I‘m a victim of doom scrolling as well 1y
Taylor Is this book released officially? 1y
Flaneurette @Taylor Yep, June 23 was supposed to be April I think 1y
CarolynM Nice to see you back🙂 1y
Bklover Doomscrolling is a perfect description. It‘s hard to stop! 1y
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Country Bookshelf | Bozeman, Montana (Bookstore)
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We stopped at an indie bookstore on vacation in Montana and I bought a couple Xmas presents to me. Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday.

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I read 200 pages of this and skimmed to the end, it was just waay too long and repetitive. There are some good nuggets in here but I just got way too pissed off about some things like: why does a grown ass woman w kids of her own keep mentioning Mommy and Daddy, why “crazee”, and why tf does the author think she can waste my time like this?? Gratuitous pic of my kids at the library, they found interesting books about mummies 😆

BookwormM I feel you although I have literally just finished the whole book solely because it made the Booker shortlist. You missed nothing. Also a grown woman constantly saying my sit me down upon really?? 2y
Flaneurette @BookwormM yes! that bugged me too! I thought it was mostly very condescending towards midwestern american women who don't work outside the home...which is me (oh me oh my)! grrrr... 2y
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Sorta making dinner, sorta reading- and not making much headway on this *really* long book. I like it tho, it‘s a really long info dump/ list thing but has not achieved critical mass for me yet...

Leftcoastzen Perfect phrase for it! I am plodding along but enjoying it. (edited) 2y
Taylor This actually looks right up my alley. I‘ve heard people compare this to the Knausgaard series, which I am thinking about rereading.... (edited) 2y
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just putting this up in case any of you haven't heard. please sign the petition if you care about libraries and access for all..I know @LibrarianRyan has also posted about it #ebooksforall

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2y
Taylor These publishers already started this years ago when they heavily boosted up the prices of ebooks. It kind of got swept under the rug then but...everyone acts like the big pubs care about reading culture when really all they‘re interested in is protecting hardback sales. 2y
Flaneurette @Taylor I really started using my library much more after agency pricing came about..I do still buy quite a few books in various formats but I am not much of a rereader and I can't afford to buy them all so the library makes sense for me but if waits are super long I'm just not gonna read those books 2y
Taylor @Flaneurette Yeah, I feel like this is another bad move in an attempt to get people to purchase hardbacks, and also probably to get the libraries to purchase more hardbacks so as to have more copies available. 2y
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Happy #readanebookday #ebooklove Actually that‘s every day for me

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Good reading spot today

merelybookish Indeed! 😍 2y
LeahBergen Gorgeous! 2y
TheSpineView 😍 2y
Dawnrod1970 So beautiful! 2y
CarolynM Lovely😍 2y
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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So far so good! #nook

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Biloxi | Mary Miller
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Saturday morning porch reading and 82% done with current read. I‘m liking this book so far but it‘s not a favorite like Mary Miller‘s last book was for me. She writes women soo well and she‘s not quite as successful with a male pov. I do so love lonely older characters tho, it‘s kinda my jam lately

Melissa_J Lovely reading spot. 2y
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful scenery 📖 2y
MrBook What a great place to get some reading done!!! 2y
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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Well I signed up for #BFCR2 and my goals are pretty simple, I figured I‘d be more likely to stick with it
1. 6 books
2. Close my activity rings every day

Random sunset pic from vacation in Florida last week

charl08 Wow! What a shot. 2y
Mitch Yeah - close those rings! 🏆 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely photo 👍 📸 2y
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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2y
Leftcoastzen So beautiful! 2y
Blaire Gorgeous pic!! 2y
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I think I may have an ereader hoarding issue! #kindle #kindleoasis

tournevis *snort* 2y
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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Reading this essay led me to the film “After Life” by Hirokazu Kore-eda , which was awesome. I love it when that happens! Anyone else ever see it? http://nyer.cm/H9Q5bJb

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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. 3y
readordierachel That's a gorgeous typewriter! 3y
BarbaraBB Hi! Hope all is well! Just checking in ❤️ 3y
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 😄 3y
BarbaraBB I accepted of course. I haven‘t been much on LT lately so I‘ve been missing your reviews and updates! 3y
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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! 🥶 3y
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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. 3y
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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! 😆😆😆 3y
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 3y
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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! 👍🏻 3y
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. 3y
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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!

#friyayintro

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! 3y
CouronneDhiver I love the *idea* of a kindle but I‘ve never tried one... 3y
merelybookish Hope you arrived safely in Montana! 3y
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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! 😀 3y
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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! 👍 3y
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TheBookStacker Flower Moon is still one of my favorite books ever 3y
Flaneurette @LauraBeth thank you! I hope so! 3y
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 3y
mrp27 Great book picks! 3y
readordierachel You did fantastic! 3y
batsy A great stack! Shopping for books for oneself or others is the best part ... the wrapping, not so much 😆 3y
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I‘m unreasonably kind of excited for this 🤣🤣

Trashcanman @Stacy_31 time for another round! 3y
Blaire Oh love it! 3y
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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. 🤣🤣 3y
zsuzsanna_reads @Suzze Go for it, it's brilliant! 3y
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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. 3y
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! 3y
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! 3y
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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) 3y
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 3y
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. 3y
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IheartYA Divergent, Hunger Games, Matched, the Raven Cycle, Twilight, to All the Boys I've Loved Before, Mara Dyer 3y
Bklover My daughter loved the series that begins with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 3y
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. 3y
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) 3y
LibrarianRyan @cathysaid thanks for the tag. Let‘s add 3y
LibrarianRyan This one is super short. But so catching. 3y
LibrarianRyan Okay so time for some GN. 3y
LibrarianRyan All the books I have suggested are relatively clean. Some kissing. Some blood and guts but no sec and very little foul language. 3y
cathysaid @LibrarianRyan As always, you rock! ❤️ And @IheartYA is damn near an expert! 3y
cathysaid @Flaneurette No problem! I‘m useless in this genre but luckily...we‘ve got Litsy! 3y
LibrarianRyan Just thought of another one. It‘s like reading reality tv complete with cosmeticians. It‘s fun. 3y
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! 3y
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 3y
Flaneurette @LibrarianRyan thank you so much!! I will check them all out! Litsy is so awesome 😎! 3y
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. 3y
Tamra I recall reading all the King novels back in the day and being totally absorbed. 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf My 15 year old niece loved this one when I gave it to her for Christmas. You can watch the movie after. 3y
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... 3y
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 😒 3y
BookishTrish Sarah Dessen? 3y
Librarianaut The Abhorsen books by Garth Nix (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen). They are fabulous!!!!! 3y
Librarianaut Also, what about Rainbow Rowell‘s books? 3y
Librarianaut Those were engaging and appropriate for teens, I think 3y
BarbaraBB My 14 years old loved 3y
BarbaraBB Also she loved 3y
Flaneurette @Librarianaut Sabriel looks good! I did buy her Eleanor and Park fo Xmas hopefully she will like it. Thank you! 3y
Flaneurette @BookishTrish I had not heard of this author at all! Thank you! 3y
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! 3y
Flaneurette @shaynarae that is a good book! I read it too a while ago.. thank you! 3y
Flaneurette @Bklover ooh that looks right up her alley! I hadn‘t heard of it before, thank you so much! 3y
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) 3y
Tamra I almost forgot! 😵 I have loved everything I‘ve read by Jacqueline Woodson! YA 3y
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 3y
Tamra @Flaneurette totally! It‘s amazing what is written now for all ages. So much better! (edited) 3y
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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 3y
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