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Lola
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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!

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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 😂 5d
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! 5d
Lcsmcat I need to read this! 5d
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 5d
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Happy October, Litsy friends! 💀 🎃 👻 🍂

cdreincarnate Happy birthmonth! 1w
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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? 3w
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! 3w
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! 3w
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Lola @AlaMich It‘s in the 900 N Michigan building AKA The Bloomingdale‘s building. 3w
mdemanatee @Lola I know! When I saw the real estate My jaw dropped! So excited to have this location on the mile. 3w
AlaMich Thanks! There hasn‘t been a bookstore on Michigan since the Borders across from Water Tower closed, as far as I know. 3w
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). 3w
mdemanatee @Lola I knew about their holiday pop up but somehow missed it so that makes me super happy! 3w
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. 3w
Mimi28 Oh I know that place!! I miss Borders sorely. Maybe I‘ll check it out, thanks!! 👍🏽👍🏽 2w
Lola @Mimi28 Definitely worth checking out! 2w
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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. 😮 3w
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) 3w
Cathythoughts I‘m over halfway & I‘m loving it ! Real, flawed characters & a great story 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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. 3w
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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 1mo
Lola @Cinfhen This just got me in every which way. Did you read his first? Also ❤️❤️❤️ for me (edited) 1mo
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 1mo
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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. 1mo
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 ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen I totally agree!!! I was able to get the audio from Hoopla so nothing ventured nothing gained 🤞🏽🤞🏽I‘ll keep you posted 😁 1mo
Tamra Can‘t wait to read! 1mo
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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.” ❤️ 1mo
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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! 1mo
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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! ;) 2mo
RaimeyGallant Just so everybody knows, she's taunting me with this ornament over on instagram, too! ;) 2mo
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) 2mo
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. :) 2mo
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! 2mo
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Current read.

la_rose_noire Love the cover! What is it about? 2mo
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. 2mo
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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 👍👍 2mo
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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 ❤️ 2mo
Lola @BarbaraBB My teenager is at Lolla this year-I just did an aftershow (which was amazing) ❤️ (edited) 2mo
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. 2mo
Lola @megnews So glad to hear that you enjoyed it! 2mo
Cinfhen You summed up my feelings!! But today I take the plunge 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2mo
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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? 3mo
Lola @Richryan52 Long Beach Island, NJ- Or LBI as everyone here calls it :) 3mo
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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! 3mo
Lola @cdreincarnate It‘s the July book for Roscoe Fiction Book Club 🙂 3mo
cdreincarnate @Lola I know. I saw that in the newsletter and considered reading it so I could come discuss it. 3mo
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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. 3mo
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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
mdemanatee @Lola yes! And I actually liked the chillier weather ‘cause then I wasn‘t overheated. 3mo
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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! 4mo
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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. 4mo
AlaMich Was LitFest this weekend? 😧 I clearly wasn‘t paying attention! Did you see any authors? 4mo
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) 4mo
Lola @AlaMich Yes, it was. I didn‘t do any presentations/talks this year-just meandered around and checked out the bounty. 4mo
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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! 4mo
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! 4mo
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. 4mo
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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. 4mo
Lola @Annl Right?! I mean, weighing all the options is a GOOD thing, but.....at some point you just gotta decide 😂😂 4mo
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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. 5mo
JamieArc Love this book and author. A great Cinco de Mayo choice! (edited) 5mo
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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❣️❣️❣️❣️ 6mo
mdemanatee I have my signed BEA copy still waiting to be read too 😂 6mo
Lola @Cinfhen I started it and I can tell this book right up my book alley. 6mo
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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 😂 6mo
Cinfhen I feel like you & I share similar reading taste, so I‘m pretty confident you‘re gonna love the Count!!! 6mo
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. 6mo
Lola @Cinfhen I think you‘re right on the money about that 🥰 6mo
Lola @mdemanatee Oh, I so get this!! 😂😂 6mo
cdreincarnate It‘s so good! 5mo
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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! 📚 6mo
Lola @seebiscan My pleasure! It was great to have you as my partner in bookish crime today 😊 6mo
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! 6mo
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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. 6mo
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) 6mo
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! 6mo
cdreincarnate Can‘t wait to hear what you think of Emma and My Life with Bob 5mo
Lola @cdreincarnate I thought if you when I bought Emma 😊 5mo
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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? 6mo
Lola @seebiscan I‘ll be there whether I finish or not! See you tonight! 😊 6mo
seebiscan So excited to hear everyone‘s thoughts! 😊 6mo
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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! 6mo
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! 💙 6mo
RealLifeReading I am but have a lot of things going on so will just do what I can! Happy readathon! 6mo
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 😊 6mo
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Good morning, Litsy!

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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I downloaded the audio of this book because I didn‘t think I‘d finish before book club tonight. It was so good, I knocked it out over the weekend, no audio necessary. Although I may listen to a bit while I have it; the narration is lovely. Really looking forward to discussing the book tonight and looking forward to the author‘s next book as well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

8little_paws Missed you at roscoebooks Thursday!! Hope to see you at the april get together 7mo
Lola @8little_paws Ditto! I was all set to go and then something came up. Fingers crossed for April!! 7mo
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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My bookstore‘s March read for our fiction book club. I wasn‘t crazy about the beginning but now I‘m at the can‘t put it down stage. I‘ve had this downloaded since it made the TOB longlist for the current tournament. Looking forward to tonight‘s discussion. #morningreading #bookandcoffee

Ruthiella I need to get more disciplined about reading the TOB longlisted books that interested me! This is one of them!😀 7mo
Lola @Ruthiella Especially true when my faves/the ones my most interested in don‘t make the shortlist. 😢 7mo
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This is a strange one. I might need to have a fever to properly understand it. I‘m about a quarter of the way through and really curious to see where it‘s going.

Cinfhen I love the cover!!! 8mo
Lola @Cinfhen Me, too! 8mo
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Manet | Gilles Neret
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Woman Reading by Édouard Manet. #weekendgoals

Lindy 🎨😁👍 8mo
Linsy Love! 8mo
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I really liked The Friend, which won the US National Book Award in 2018 and wanted to read more from the author. This book, her first, published in 1995, is positioned as a novel, but given the author‘s own heritage, it definitely has an autobiographical/auto-fiction feel. The part about studying ballet is one of the best I‘ve ever read.

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Winter in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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I really missed the Quinn family when I fished the Winter Street series, my first books by this author (not my usual cuppa), so was excited that she was starting a new winter trilogy. 200 pages in & really enjoying this one, then BAM-a major editing issue-so annoying! And stunning that it could happen with a best-selling author and a Big 5 publisher. Dudes, read the damn book before you set it out in the world 🙄 (Error not in Kindle edition)

Judybskt I saw that too! I was like, what?! 8mo
Lola @Judybskt Right?! How does that get missed?! Glad to have done validation 🙃 8mo
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Here‘s another graphic from the recap. You can scroll through the book covers horizontally. If you have the Kindle app, check this out.

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I just discovered this neat little recap of 2018 on my Kindle app called Your 2018 Year in Review. This is a little skewed because my husband shares my Amazon account but I still enjoyed seeing the numbers all in one place like this.

Pamwurtzler Very cool. I wonder how it decides how many days you read? 9mo
Lindy @Pamwurtzler Digital reading is tracked by Amazon and other parties. They can gather a lot of information about reading habits. 9mo
Lola @Pamwurtzler I‘m guessing by how many days I open the app on my iThings-which isn‘t every single day, so another way this isn‘t terribly accurate but still fun to see. 9mo
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OMG, Mrs. Norris is such is b*%#!h!!!!!!

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Forgot one 🙃 I thought this was a date book when I grabbed it; when I saw that I accidentally bought the notebook instead of the date book I was going to return it, but then I changed my mind. Because HARRYFLIPPINGPOTTER! 😍

DivineDiana Love it! ❤️ 9mo
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I can‘t resist a blank planner (or a few blank planners 🤷🏻‍♀️) for the new year. I also can‘t decide exactly how I want to use them so at this point, the only one I‘ve actually used is the little nothing one 🙄 I‘m blaming it on being a Libra-I gotta weigh all the options ⚖️

AceOnRoam So hard to break one in... ReadHarder should be an easy one? 9mo
AceOnRoam I love how you refuse to take the wrap off the moleskine 9mo
Lola @AceOnRoam The Leuchtturm is still wrapped as well 😂 I‘ll probably start the Read Harder one so I can use it for 24in48 next week. Decisions, decisions 🙃 9mo
AceOnRoam Gotta start somewhere... they are all so gorgeous and I'm very jealous. 9mo
Lola @AceOnRoam I am weak and just can‘t resist 😏 9mo
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Mexican Everyday | Rick Bayless
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A little afternoon coffee/reading break with a Mexican Mocha and coconut caramel flan. I wish I could do this everyday! 😋

Alfoster Drooling...😍👍! 9mo
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Some Luck: A novel | Jane Smiley
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The face is not because of the book (although at about 70 pages in, I am finding it to be a slow go) but because I left my Kindle at work yesterday (Some Luck! 😉) and so I have to get my morning reading done on my phone-doable but not my fave. This first of a trilogy is clearly a set-up book so I‘m trying to be patient, but I definitely won‘t finish it in time for bookclub tonight 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB I really loved this book, but it is a slow burn introduction. I have the second ready! 9mo
Lola @TrishB So glad to hear this from you! I am definitely sticking with it and plan to read them all at some point. 9mo
nomadreader I really loved this, but it is a slow start. The second is my favorite, but I also listened to them all, and I listened to the first one while driving around Iowa with my infant on maternity leave, so...I was feeling a lot of family and "holy crap, I'm raising an Iowan" feelings... 9mo
Lola @nomadreader I love when books come into your life at just the right time. Your experience with these books sounds perfect :) 9mo
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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This is how I started 2019-a book from the BOTM stockpile and homemade apple pie (with homemade whipped cream) courtesy of the college girl. Back to work for me tomorrow. Happy New Year, Litsy friends!

MrBook 😁 10mo
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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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From my Goodreads Your Year in Books graphic. 65 books/19,478 pages. Not a stellar year numbers-wise, but not too shabby. Sea Prayer was a perfect follow-up/companion read to From a Low and Quiet Sea, both of which were 5 🌟 reads for me this year. Looking forward to many great books in 2019. Still deciding what challenges I‘ll do and where I‘ll set my Goodreads Challenge number. #2018inbooks #2018wrapup

tpixie Awesomeness ♥️📚♥️ 10mo
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