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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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My first book recorded in my new reading journal, Anne Bogel‘s My Reading Life. I bought this as a Kindle Daily Deal in 2014 after hearing so much good buzz about it and finally read it when my book club chose it as a bonus pick. Lucky me, the sequel just came out in June. Unlike those who read and loved this when it first came out, I didn‘t have to wait 8 long years. So happy to be able to stay in this world a bit longer.

Cinfhen Just thinking about you and wanted to say hi!! Hope all is well xx 8mo
Lola @Cinfhen it‘s been a crazy 2021 but doing ok. Thanks for checking xo 8mo
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It‘s been a long time since I‘ve had a one ⭐️ read. So this wins something from me 😂 and the cover is pretty. Oh, and it was a quick (albeit painful) read. But the contents-just no. Using the same character and place names does not a retelling make. And for me, even putting that aspect aside, it just wasn‘t a good book/story. Plenty of people loved it tho‘ so it will do just fine despite my opinion. Reader, I hated it. 🤷🏻‍♀️👎🏻

Suet624 I‘m in the midst of a similar book with others really liking it and me wondering what I‘m missing. 2y
Lola @Suet624 This happens to me from time to time-The Great Alone is another that just wasn‘t for me but got lots of love. (edited) 2y
Hooked_on_books I agree. This one was just not good. 2y
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Lola @Hooked_on_books Happy to be in such good company on this one 🙂 2y
DanaManiac Oh boy! Every review I read pushes this a little bit further down on my TBR. I am a bit curious about how bad it actually is 😂 2y
Lola @DanaManiac At first, I kept reading because I was sure it would get better. By the halfway mark I kept reading because I wanted to see just how much worse it could get. It just kept giving-It did not disappoint on that front 😂 2y
cdreincarnate That‘s funny. I‘m currently listening to “The Wife in the Attic” and really enjoying it. At least I know to steer clear of this one. 2y
Lola @cdreincarnate Serendipity! And yes...stay away...far far away 🙃 2y
Cinfhen Hey, just thinking about you!! Hope all is well 💗 1y
Lola @Cinfhen 🥰All well here. I hope the same for you! ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Thank Gd / we‘re all well / miss seeing your posts but glad to know all is well xx 1y
Lola @Cinfhen It‘s been a slow reading year for me but regardless, I do need to get back here more often. I miss everyone when I‘m away from here! 1y
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Playing Unread Book Bingo and finally getting to this 2019 BOTM pick. Hoping to get a few of my personal backlist into “have read” status this week.

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The Good Lord Bird | James McBride
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It took me awhile to get into this one. Long past Nancy Pearl‘s Rule of 50. And had I not read and loved Deacon King Kong first, this might have been a DNF. But I stuck with it and now I‘m IN. Looking forward to the Showtime adaptation on 10/4.

SamAnne I wanted to read this before the series came out! But won‘t get to this book until later this fall. 2y
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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Are you Readathoning this weekend? I‘m trying to get through my stack of unread BOTM selections and the Reverse Readathon gave me the perfect opportunity to hit this one from my 6/19 box. Reading poolside on a hot August day is working with this book just fine. So is the Spotify playlist created from the chapter titles, each a popular song from the novel‘s time period.

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NOT what I expected going in, but really good. My full review is on Insta. Too wordy for Litsy (and unusually wordy for me 🙃) https://www.instagram.com/p/CCCuvpDgPLR/

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Current reads. Coincidentally all nonfiction. Also reading The Madwoman and the Roomba.

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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Such a fun BOOK! I am halfway through and it loving this one so far. Deceptively easy and breezy. This one has TEETH. And is EXACTLY how I like my books. 🤞🏻that the second half is as good as the first.

Cathythoughts Exactly the kind of book I like too 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts I loved this one 2y
BarbaraBB I just bought this one too. I hope your doing well in these crazy reality of today 2y
Lola @BarbaraBB We are doing well-I hope the same for you! My reading is waaaaay down, but at least I‘m still reading :) 2y
BarbaraBB That is good. I am back to regular reading fortunately after an anxious time 🤞🏽😘 2y
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Readathon in full swing and the Hour 2 prompt is Genuine. That word fits most of the books in this screenshot from my Kindle app but especially applies to my current read. Samantha Irby‘s collection of essays is the very definition of the word. I have her new collection on deck for when I finish this one. Are you Readathoning today? #deweys24hourreadathon #readathon #Deweysreadathon #Deweys.

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This has been in the TBR for a looonnng time-since BEA Chicago in 2016 (!!) and I just haven‘t read it yet. It felt like a good one for these days of sheltering in place. My reading has definitely takes a hit with all that‘s going on, but I‘m really hoping to lose myself in this one.

YouReadMyEyes This ended up being one of my favorite books of all time. I‘ve read it twice. I hope you enjoy!!! 3y
Lola @YouReadMyEyes Oh, I‘m so glad to hear that! It‘s a big one for a reread so that really says something! 3y
Cinfhen Hi!!! I can‘t believe you haven‘t read this.... I hope you love it!!! It did take 100 or so pages before I became vexed. Nice to “see” you on Litsy💕read anything good??? 3y
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Cinfhen Did you know your tagged book says Kindred??? 3y
Lola @Cinfhen It‘s been a minute! I have had a hard time actually focusing enough to read.I finally finished Kindred, which was the read for one of my book clubs last month-and hence why it was accidentally posted here-I was adding it to my “have read” list and forgot to change it before this post 🙄Glad you mentioned the 100 page thing-when I stared I realized I did get to this one before but set it aside. Here‘s hoping this try has better success! 3y
Lola @Cinfhen Any really good reads for you lately? 3y
Cinfhen I‘m reading either really lite #BrainCandy books or SUPER HEAVY TRUE LIFE horrors/ the in-betweens aren‘t working for me. I thought this one was cute and had a bit of social message 3y
Cinfhen And this one too 3y
Cinfhen I wouldn‘t say they are 5 stars but they were entertaining!!!! 3y
Lola @Cinfhen I really liked that one! (Nothing to See Here) (edited) 3y
cdreincarnate That is the perfect shelter-in-place read! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and that you and yours are staying safe 3y
Lola @cdreincarnate Same for you all! ❤️ I miss you! We need another meeting spot once this is all over since Roscoe Read Harder is no more 😔 3y
cdreincarnate Agreed 😘 3y
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I am definitely an overthinker. About just about everything. So I‘m really looking forward to this book-I can say I didn‘t think twice about buying the flowers at Costco 🌸 🌺 🌸

Hooked_on_books I love tulips. Those are beautiful! 3y
Lola @Hooked_on_books I do too! They are making me so happy 😊 3y
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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I put a library hold for this back in July. Once it came out, I listened to the conversations surrounding it and decided to go ahead & read it for myself. I really liked it. I am happy to be able to participate in the conversation. I‘m also glad that I‘ve already read authors like Yuri Herrera, Jennifer Clement, & Luis Alberto Urrera. For me, the really important conversation this book sparked is about the issues in the publishing industry.

Branwen Great review! I felt the same way about it! 3y
EKonrad Definitely agree! 3y
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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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Happy New Year, Litsy friends! Starting the new year with a classic. Franny was my last read of 2019. Zooey and I are starting the new year/decade together. And I learned that today is J.D. Salinger‘s birthday so I‘m especially digging that bit of bookish serendipity. For a number of reasons, 2019 was a slow and off reading year for me. Hoping to pick it up for 2020. Happy reading, friends!

Suet624 Happy reading to you! 3y
Lola @Suet624 ❤️ 3y
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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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I know there are many who reread this classic every Christmas. For me, it‘s my first time, after a few starts and stops as a young reader. I‘m really enjoying it so far and looking forward to the movie. Reviewer Richard Roeper called it one if the best movies of the year.

Cinfhen I recently read this book for the first time and was surprised by how good it was!! Definitely deserves to be called a classic 3y
Lola @Cinfhen I‘m happy to know I‘m not alone in having never read this! Once again, we are book twins 👯‍♀️ Glad you enjoyed it! 3y
Cinfhen Ha!!! Been thinking of you!! I tagged you last week as I was curious to see your BEST OF THE DECADE list!!!!!!! I think the tag is #Top10OfTheDecade 3y
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Peddler410 I read this for the first time aloud to my daughter last year. Before then, I read my mom‘s copy every year from age 10 till I reached college. Only I was reading an abridged edition and didn‘t know it! 3y
Lola @Cinfhen ❤️ I‘ll have to go back and look for that. I‘m terrible at book collages (as in I have no clue how to do them) but maybe I can come up with something :) 3y
Lola @Peddler410 I love your history with this book! I always get so annoyed when I realize I grabbed an abridged version of something. It usually happens to me with long audiobooks and classics. 3y
Cinfhen Ha! No pressure and you could hand write a list and take a photo xxx Just saying 😘😜😁 3y
Lola @Cinfhen Now why didn‘t I think of that...🤷🏻‍♀️🤣😘Seriously, I did not. 🙄 3y
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Me | Elton John
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This book is spectacular and the audio is a real treat. The intro and epilogue are read by Sir Elton himself and the rest by actor Taron Egerton, who portrayed him in Rocketman. One of the biggest music superstars in the world, EJ comes across as humble and appreciative of those who helped him achieve such extraordinary success. I‘m also reading this on the page so I didn‘t miss a single word. Truly one if the best memoirs I‘ve ever read 💯🌟👏🏻

Reecaspieces After this, I will get it on audible. That is Great to know! Thanks 3y
Lola @Reecaspieces You‘re welcome! It‘s totally worth the credit! 3y
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I‘ve been reading reading lots of non-fiction lately; honestly not intentionally although it has worked well with Non-Fiction November. This seemed like a fun choice to get back into fiction books. A bit of book serendipity in that the last fiction book I read was Ann Patchett‘s The Dutch House and this book is dedicated, in part, to Ann Patchett.

TiredLibrarian Great pic 🔥 3y
Megabooks This book is fun! 3y
Hooked_on_books Love your picture! 3y
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Lola @TiredLibrarian Thank you! I didn‘t even burn myself in the process 😛 3y
Lola @Megabooks So far it is! And it‘s relatively short so a good between books book. 3y
Lola @Hooked_on_books Thank you! 3y
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All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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First cup of coffee and first book of the weekend. And it just happens to be Readathon Weekend! I won‘t be able to get in 24 hours but every minute that isn‘t committed to something else (like my daughter‘s Homecoming festivities (school didn‘t get the memo that this is a bad weekend for me 🤣)) will be spent reading. Are you participating in @DeweysReadathon ?

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I chose this as a BOTM selection back on 2017. Finally getting to it as it was chosen for a book club read. So good!

LoverOfLearning Oh this is on my TBr 3y
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Life among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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This was my follow-up read to Hill House. I loved reading about SJ raising kids in rural Vermont in the 40s and 50s. I was surprised by how relatable I found it, raising my own kids 60 years later and in a new century-and of course, some things are very different-10 days in the hospital after a normal uncomplicated birth?! (And the reason, per SJ, why some opted for baby #3- all that uninterrupted rest! 😂) I ordered the sequel, Raising Demons.

Katja I loved this book so much. I couldn‘t stop laughing 😂 3y
Lola @Katja What a talented writer! She can scare the s!$t out of you with one book and make you pee your pants with another. This is just so good! 3y
Lcsmcat I need to read this! 3y
Lola @Lcsmcat You do! It‘s a fun quick read. I‘m looking to forward to reading the sequel, which picks up right where this one leaves off 3y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Happy October, Litsy friends! 💀 🎃 👻 🍂

cdreincarnate Happy birthmonth! 3y
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Volumes Bookcafe | Chicago, IL (Bookstore)
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Chicago has a new bookstore! The sister team behind Volumes in Wicker Park just opened this beautiful new spot on the Magnificent Mile. Whether you live here or you‘re just visiting, add this one to your list. There‘s no cafe in the store itself but right next door is a fabulous food court with all kinds of eats and drinks. One floor up is the cozy Bar & Book spot when you can settle in with your new books. Pro-tip: validated parking $7 after 5.

AlaMich I‘ll have to check it out. Where on Michigan is it? 3y
mdemanatee I‘m so excited about this location and have been waiting for reviews before I can get down! Hope it counts as another stop for indie bookstore day next Spring! 3y
Lola @mdemanatee I have a longer comment and more pictures on my Bookstagram. WP did indie bookstore day so I hope this location follows suit! 3y
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Lola @AlaMich It‘s in the 900 N Michigan building AKA The Bloomingdale‘s building. 3y
mdemanatee @Lola I know! When I saw the real estate My jaw dropped! So excited to have this location on the mile. 3y
AlaMich Thanks! There hasn‘t been a bookstore on Michigan since the Borders across from Water Tower closed, as far as I know. 3y
Lola @mdemanatee I talked to one of the owners last night and she said that the building management worked hard with them to make it happen after seeing their holiday pop-up at Water Tower (which somehow I missed). 3y
mdemanatee @Lola I knew about their holiday pop up but somehow missed it so that makes me super happy! 3y
Lola @AlaMich You‘re right! That‘s the current Top Shop location, I think. The closest to Mich Ave now is the B & N at State and Elm. 3y
Mimi28 Oh I know that place!! I miss Borders sorely. Maybe I‘ll check it out, thanks!! 👍🏽👍🏽 3y
Lola @Mimi28 Definitely worth checking out! 3y
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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I‘m almost halfway through and not getting all the love for this one. It‘s disjointed in a way that doesn‘t really work, it‘s written in way that comes across to me as self conscious and not as clever as it thinks it is. Many readers I respect loved it but I‘m close to making this a DNF.

Ruthiella Oh no! I‘ve not read it yet but I have been excited about getting to it. 😮 3y
Lola @Ruthiella I‘m reading it for a book club that I likely won‘t be able to attend so I thought about skipping it, but decided to go in after it made the National Book Award longlist. It feels gimmicky to me. Even the fact that it‘s on the longlist feels gimmicky (no MW authors on the list but a book *about* a MW (and set in NYC, no less) feels like a staged attempt at irony that I‘m not buying. (edited) 3y
Cathythoughts I‘m over halfway & I‘m loving it ! Real, flawed characters & a great story 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Lola @Cathythoughts I love real, flawed characters. And I like the story. I just don‘t like the way it‘s being told (just started part two). It feels like the author is trying too hard to be clever and different and for me, at least at this point, she isn‘t pulling it off. 3y
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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THIS is why I read. Unflipping believable. All the stars 🌟 ⭐️ ✨ all the ❤️ 💕 💗 Notes: I think this would fab on audio...lyrical, poetic..BUT...there‘s a visual aspect to this book, much like Lincoln In The Bardo. So if you do this on audio (and I might as a reread) take a look at the physical presentation. This reminded me a lot of The Bone Clocks and Slade House. Sad that this didn‘t make the Man Booker shortlist.

Cinfhen Oh, I‘ve been on the fence about reading ...thanks for posting xx 3y
Lola @Cinfhen This just got me in every which way. Did you read his first? Also ❤️❤️❤️ for me (edited) 3y
Cinfhen I didn‘t really “get” Grief... the writing was lyrical but I “missed” the nuances ~ so I can‘t say I really enjoyed it, which is why I‘m skeptical about Lanny. I fear his books are too gimmicky for me 3y
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Lola @Cinfhen I get that thought. Maybe I was just in the right place at the right time for each, but they both worked for me. Lanny, like Grief, is short. I‘d give it a go. You can always DNF if it‘s not working for you. 3y
Lola @Cinfhen Side note: we more often than not seem to share the same taste in books but sometimes, we differ. I‘d love to hear your thoughts on this one ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen I totally agree!!! I was able to get the audio from Hoopla so nothing ventured nothing gained 🤞🏽🤞🏽I‘ll keep you posted 😁 3y
Tamra Can‘t wait to read! 3y
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This week‘s NYT By the Book interview is with the legendary Patti Smith. I LOVE Yuri Herrera and love that she talks about Kingdom Cons, which she read and loved, and the blurbed book, that she is taking on tour with her. I am going to see her next week-ah, how I wish we could discuss these books together! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/books/review/patti-smith...

Lola A quote from the piece: “...I only finish books I love. I don‘t date. I can pretty much tell right away if I‘m going to commit.” ❤️ 3y
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Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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The first time I read this little book, I posted about a contemporaneous experience with serendipity, which Amy loved as much as I do. I‘m listening to the audio now (which is wonderful) and got to this part. Not 20 minutes before, I read an article about the 25th anniversary of Shawshank 😮 Image from the PDF that accompanies the audiobook.

gradcat I love this! So funny! 3y
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Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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I read this on paper and loved it but listening to her read these words, written entirely before she was diagnosed with the ovarian cancer that would take her life at 51, is something else. If you haven‘t read her Modern Love column, You May Want to Marry My Husband, you should. But have the Kleenex ready before you start. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/style/modern-love-you-ma...

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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I loved Grief is the Thing With Feathers so I have high hopes for this one, long-listed for the Man Booker this year. Many tiny books made it home with me from the library today. I should be able to read them all three weeks. Puzzle and ornament shown here for @RaimeyGallant ❤️

RaimeyGallant It's so beautiful! Ah, the torture! ;) 3y
RaimeyGallant Just so everybody knows, she's taunting me with this ornament over on instagram, too! ;) 3y
Lola @RaimeyGallant It‘s all in bookish love and fun-and you ASKED for it on Insta 😂😂 I think you want to torture yourself for not picking it up when you were in NYC 🙃 I‘m tempted to send you mine 😘 (edited) 3y
RaimeyGallant @Lola Oh I absolutely know that it's in love and fun. :) I'll post a pic of the pin I bought instead in the next week. It's gorgeous, too, so I'm not hurting for book swag. ;) Well, not a lot. :) 3y
Lola @RaimeyGallant It‘s just so hard to resist!! And it‘s how I justify bookstore purchases when I can‘t really justify adding another book to the stack 🙃 Can‘t wait to see the pin! 3y
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Current read.

la_rose_noire Love the cover! What is it about? 3y
Lola @la_rose_noire Isn‘t it beautiful? It‘s the story of a Palestinian family who emigrated to the US, settling in Brooklyn, told in alternating voices from three generations of women in the family. 3y
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Finally getting to this one, which I bought as an Audible Daily Deal years ago, because my bookstore started a non-fiction bookclub and its the August pick. I read (and loved) From Here to Eternity, and this is great so far as well. I love her narration. Just learned she has a new one coming out next month, which I‘ll tag below. I‘m already on the library hold list for it. I just love the way she writes about death and its aftermath 💀

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I picked up this puzzle on Independent Bookstore Day; it felt fitting to start piecing it together on National Book Lovers Day. I‘m finding it very helpful that I am familiar with every book and author in the puzzle. I‘ve read 13 of the 23 books illustrated. I think it will be a fun challenge to read the rest. Bonus-the puzzle comes with a frameable print of the finished product. Really had a great night working on this with my dh and daughter.

Balibee146 I've got a different book puzzle part done... Looks fab 👍👍 3y
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Lots going on this weekend (a burger for breakfast gives an idea of the kind of night I had (late night Lollapalooza after-show)) so I‘m going to get only one book finished for the #reversereadathon. So far, I‘m liking this book much more than I thought it would. For some reason I thought I‘d hate it and was avoiding it like the plague but book club got me to finally pick it up. @DeweysReadathon

BarbaraBB Lollapalouza! I envy you ❤️ 3y
Lola @BarbaraBB My teenager is at Lolla this year-I just did an aftershow (which was amazing) ❤️ (edited) 3y
megnews I added and removed this book on my tbr a few times. I don‘t usually like the ones that get all the hype. Book club made me read it too and so glad I did. 3y
Lola @megnews So glad to hear that you enjoyed it! 3y
Cinfhen You summed up my feelings!! But today I take the plunge 🤞🏼🤞🏼 3y
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This place has a READING CABIN??!!!! I am SOOOOO in!!!!

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Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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A book set in an east coast beach town felt uber appropriate for reading while on vacation in an east coast beach town (I‘m about 150 miles straight south of where this book takes place). I haven‘t read historical fiction in awhile and so far I‘m really enjoying this story. Coincidentally, this is my third St Martin Press book in a row. 🏖

Richryan52 Delaware? 3y
Lola @Richryan52 Long Beach Island, NJ- Or LBI as everyone here calls it :) 3y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This seems to be the book of summer. I think it will go down quick but probably not quick enough to finish before book club tomorrow night 🤷🏻‍♀️🙃

cdreincarnate I‘ve been wanting to read that one! 3y
Lola @cdreincarnate It‘s the July book for Roscoe Fiction Book Club 🙂 3y
cdreincarnate @Lola I know. I saw that in the newsletter and considered reading it so I could come discuss it. 3y
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Who Are the Rolling Stones? | Dana Meachen Rau, Who Hq
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I loved the Springsteen book from this great series of kids‘ books. Fresh off of a Stones‘ show a couple of weeks ago, it feels like the perfect time to read this one. This cover is fantastic 😂😍

mdemanatee I was at the Stones a couple weeks ago too! The first Chicago show. 3y
Lola @mdemanatee That‘s the one I went to as well! Wasn‘t it incredible? We got a great set list and they were in top form 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
mdemanatee @Lola yes! And I actually liked the chillier weather ‘cause then I wasn‘t overheated. 3y
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Carnegie Hill: A Novel | Jonathan Vatner
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I still get giddy like a kid on Christmas morning when I receive an ARC, but I hate to admit I have a pretty bad track record for reading them prior to their pub date. I took this one with on a weekend getaway (I always bring at least one print book on vacay, even though the Kindle is fully stocked) and I‘m really enjoying it so far. Definitely some debut author vibes but overall I‘m having a good time at the Chelmsford Arms in NYC.

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I downloaded this after finishing Normal People, which didn‘t blow me away. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ s for that one, which was long listed for the Man Booker. I‘m not loving this one, her debut, either but I do like it more so far than Normal People. And it‘s yet another book in my no-fly reading zone-things happening to teenagers/young adults. I‘m really on a tear with those, my usual avoid-at-all-costs books 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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After taking a several month break, I ordered three books from #BOTM this month. Starting this one now for a book club on Tuesday.

Hazel0303 I just started this too! 3y
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I love Jim Crace‘s writing so I snagged these two today while I was at the Printer‘s Row Lit Fest in Chicago. The hardcover is a really cool looking Franklin Library edition of two of James Cain‘s most famous novellas (so really two books for the price of one 🙃). I stayed under budget and stayed dry, too-the called for rain held off during my visit.

Lcsmcat I‘ve only ever read Quarantine by Crace, but loved it. I might have to look for these. 3y
AlaMich Was LitFest this weekend? 😧 I clearly wasn‘t paying attention! Did you see any authors? 3y
Lola @Lcsmcat I‘ll have to look for that one. I passed up a copy of Being Dead because I think I may actually own that one 🤔🙃😂 Edited to add: I just checked and I do indeed own (edited) 3y
Lola @AlaMich Yes, it was. I didn‘t do any presentations/talks this year-just meandered around and checked out the bounty. 3y
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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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This book was just what I needed. A fun easy reading palate cleanser (that I may or may not have downloaded during legal education seminar 🤷🏻‍♀️) I started it yesterday and it went down quick. I love that the last chapter is dated the same day I finished the book. Bookish serendipity at its finest. Looking forward to the sequel, coming out in July.

Sarahreadstoomuch The sequel is why I just read this one. So fun! 3y
Lola @Sarahreadstoomuch Me, too! I skipped it when it first came out but when I saw there was going to be a sequel, I decided to go in. At least we don‘t have to wait too long for part 2! 3y
Sarahreadstoomuch @Lola right? This was a book that @i would get to” with no real agenda. But wave a sequel in my face and I‘m in. 3y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I‘m very much a Libra, weighing options ad nauseum & sometimes deciding to just not decide 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 I have *4* credits because I‘m a chronic skipper. I just can‘t make up my mind! I went all out this month & ordered 3 😛 The blurbed book because I missed my Overdrive hold 😑 and it‘s the June pick for one of my books clubs, Elin H‘s new one for an upcoming beach vacay and The Golden Hour because I love historical fiction. What did you pick? #BOTM

Annl I am a libra also. Sometimes I drive myself crazy with my indecision. 3y
Lola @Annl Right?! I mean, weighing all the options is a GOOD thing, but.....at some point you just gotta decide 😂😂 3y
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Taking advantage of some beautiful outdoor reading weather, which we haven‘t had much of in Chicago this spring ☹️ Feeling very meta sipping this Dragon Drink while reading about the Targaryens and their dragons 🔥🐉 👑

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I wasn‘t ready to leave this world behind when the series ended last week, so I picked up volume one of the 2-part Targaryens in Westeros history. I love the way GRRM just takes me into this world with his writing. The illustrations are gorgeous. And, along with the tale, definitely give context to things that happened in this last season 🔥 🐉

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Spent this Mother‘s Day moving our daughter to her summer dorm. Found a couple of snippets to down time to read a few of these fun and funny essays. Bless my heart.

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Cinco de Mayo vibes. 📚🍷🇲🇽

Chrissyreadit Yummm I want a drink that looks like yours. 3y
JamieArc Love this book and author. A great Cinco de Mayo choice! (edited) 3y
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This was the last book I picked up at BEA 2016. I HAD to have it and I COULDN‘T WAIT to read it. Fast forward to 2019 and I still haven‘t read it 🙄 But I did hear the delightful and charming author speak tonight about this book, (and his first, The Rules of Civility) his inspirations and writing process. This book is going to be adapted into a multi-episode television show with Kenneth Branagh as the Count. I‘d better get to it!

Cinfhen Ohhh, That should be amazing!!! Now go READ this book, already!!! It‘s sooooooo good❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3y
mdemanatee I have my signed BEA copy still waiting to be read too 😂 3y
Lola @Cinfhen I started it and I can tell this book right up my book alley. 3y
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Lola @mdemanatee I don‘t think mine is signed. It was literally the last thing I grabbed that day-the line was long and I was BEAed out 😂 3y
Cinfhen I feel like you & I share similar reading taste, so I‘m pretty confident you‘re gonna love the Count!!! 3y
mdemanatee @Lola that‘s fair! Every day I was like “I will get out before rush hour” and then somehow ever day I was on the redline with like 5 full tote bags at rush hour hating everything. Lol. 3y
Lola @Cinfhen I think you‘re right on the money about that 🥰 3y
Lola @mdemanatee Oh, I so get this!! 😂😂 3y
cdreincarnate It‘s so good! 3y
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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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Indie Bookstore Day 2019 is in the books! Christmas in April indeed for book lovers. And in Chicago, we had a winter wonderland to go with that vibe. @seebiscan and I hit 11 stores together, and then I went on to four more. Because....why not? New books, used books, classics, books about books, bookish stuff-I brought home a little of everything. Did you do Independent Bookstore Day?

seebiscan Thank you again for driving! Had such a fun day and I‘m so glad you made it to another 4 stores! 📚 3y
Lola @seebiscan My pleasure! It was great to have you as my partner in bookish crime today 😊 3y
Libby1 This looks AMAZING, @Lola and @seebiscan ! I‘m originally from Chicago but haven‘t been back for about 5 years. If I do get back some time it would be great if you can show me the best bookish places! 3y
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8little_paws VERY impressed Lorraine!! I met up with Dilane, Mary, Lauren, and Alison along 4 different stops. Roscoebooks, the book table, volumes and city lit. Hope reading is feeling better for you these days. 3y
Lola @Libby1 That would be great! And someday, I‘d like to get up where you are-been watching Game of Thrones and your countryside is incredibly beautiful! (edited) 3y
Lola @8little_paws So much fun to do the crawl with other book lovers. In years past I‘ve done this day alone-I loved having a friend with me yesterday! 3y
cdreincarnate Can‘t wait to hear what you think of Emma and My Life with Bob 3y
Lola @cdreincarnate I thought if you when I bought Emma 😊 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Good morning, Litsy! Full immersion game on for this one. Hardback at home ✅ Full cast audiobook (Jennifer Beal! Benjamin Bratt!) ✅ Kindle edition for on-the-go reading ✅ Daisy Jones & The Six Spotify playlist downloaded ✅ #botm #bookandcoffee #morningreading

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Morning reading. Trying to make substantial progress before book club tonight. Pulled me right in-this is one I never would have picked up on my own. Yay for book clubs! #morningreading #bookandcoffee #bookclub @seebiscan

seebiscan Yay! Will you be at book club tonight? 3y
Lola @seebiscan I‘ll be there whether I finish or not! See you tonight! 😊 3y
seebiscan So excited to hear everyone‘s thoughts! 😊 3y
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Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Leguin
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Hey, Litsy, who else is readathoning today? For a number of reasons, I‘ve had a terrible last few weeks of (not) reading. I started these back in December and still haven‘t finished them. My big goal today is to finally get these marked as read. #deweysreadathon

annahenke I‘m doing the readathon! 4y
everlocalwest I read all night last night and it was glorious! Family stuff today but I'm hoping to squeeze in a few more hours tonight. I hope the readathon kicks you out of your reading slump! 💙 4y
RealLifeReading I am but have a lot of things going on so will just do what I can! Happy readathon! 4y
WhatWouldJaneDo I'm readathoning too! I read The Left Hand of Darkness earlier this year and it was not my thing, took me forever to get through. Hope that's not the case for you. Good luck! Happy reading 😊 4y
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