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MoniqueReads305

MoniqueReads305

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member MoniqueReads

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Light In August by William Faulkner
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A Good American by Alex George
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I Wanna Be Where You Are | Kristina Forest
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I just noticed that I have a peculiar habit when it comes to reading. When I realized that I'm about to really like a book, I stop reading it. Like with I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest, I set it aside for over a week. It's like I just don't want it to be over and get to the last page so I avoid it by not reading at all.

I just might fall in love with YA Contemporary.

#currentlyreading

Reggie Awww me too when I know I could finish a book in one day but I‘m not mad when I don‘t see it for a couple of days, because it means it‘ll still be around. 😊 1mo
bookandcat I do the same thing sometimes. I also have had some books where I would stop and restart then and then go one extra chapter because I didn't want it to end. One day I finished it and was like...oh...I can just reread the whole thing 😂 4w
MoniqueReads305 @bookandcat I wish I was a rereader but I have to wait until story details fades from my memory before I can reread. 3w
MoniqueReads305 @Reggie Exactly. I love a book that I can binge read but I always try to savior the really good ones and extend then for days. 3w
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I Wanna Be Where You Are | Kristina Forest
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I don't know what I was expecting when I picked this up from my library. All I know is that it had a cute cover and it was on my Goodreads To Read shelf. Let just say that I'm pleasantly surprised by this cute YA Contemporary.

#currentlyreading

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Light In August | William Faulkner
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This is part of my #audiobook project which is my attempt to listen to at least 12 of the audiobooks that I have collected since 2014. I'm almost complete with all the books from that first year. Just one left.

Faulkner is long winded and even after almost 8 hours into the audiobook, I'm not sure that his writing style is suited for audiobooks.

#currentlyreading #currentlylistening

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A Good American | Alex George
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I love the feeling when a book surprises me in a good way. This book has been sitting on my shelf for years and I never gave it a second glance. Half way finished and I'm enjoying myself and regretful that I hadn't read it sooner.

#currentlyreading

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A Good American | Alex George
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This has been on my physical #TBR for a long time. The copy that I own is a ARC I brought from a library book sale. Decided to pick up a non-proof copy from the library because I realized that I am completely out of space to store books. And I need to start reading my own.

I know nothing about this book but my fingers are crossed that I'm starting September off on the right page.

#currentlyreading.

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I went a little bit overboard at the library last month. They got a new app and it made browsing the selection so much easier that I got hold happy.

These are the books that I'm hoping to complete in September. More #YA than normal but I'm trying to explore what that genre had to offer.

#tbrpile #septembertbr

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Day 1 of #24b4Monday started off great. I read more than expected, and am almost halfway to my personal goal of 12 hours.

📚 Gone with the Wind (completed)
📚 The Boy on the Bridge (78% completed)

xxjenadanxx Awesome job! I totally wanna read Gone with the Wind but I'm a bit intimidated! 2mo
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The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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Trying to participate in #24b4Monday and listening to my audiobook on my commute to work. I normally don't listen to audiobooks on the way to work. Maybe that's why it takes me so long to complete them.

#currentlylistening #commuteread

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The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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This is the first time in a long time that I have only one book on my Goodreads Currently Reading shelf.

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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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I have to find over 7 hours to finish the last 200 pages of Gone with the Wind before my self imposed deadline of Friday.

*faints*

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EKonrad What app or site is this? Would love to track how long it would take me to finish books! 🤓 2mo
MoniqueReads305 @EKonrad It's Bookly. It's available for both iOS and Android. 2mo
EKonrad Great! Thank you! 😊 2mo
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I will always be a Hufflepuff at heart no matter what the sorting hat says.

https://www.bookish.com/articles/quiz-donuts-hogwarts-house/

Meeko93 🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛 2mo
Emilymdxn Hufflepuff pride forever! 💛💛💛💛💛 2mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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This is what I'm #currentlyreading and hoping to complete for #boutofbooks. I've been trying to finish this for over a year and am determined to have it done by the end of the week.

Allydanielle88 It took me over a year to finish too. 2mo
MoniqueReads305 @Allydanielle88 It a great read but it's sooooo long 2mo
Hooked_on_books The only reason I finished it is because I read it during a buddy read. Those really help me with certain books. 2mo
MoniqueReads305 @Hooked_on_books I've lost track of how many times I've checked this out at the library. I refuse to buy it because I know I won't read it again. 2mo
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Flyy Girl | Omar Tyree
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I was excited to pull this off the shelf and reread it after all these years. Unfortunately, it's not standing up to the test of time and I'm fighting the desire to DNF.

#currentlyreading

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#readmoarcomics is not going that well for me. I have some other reading that I planned to do so reading #comics got pushed to the back.

#justread

Nute That happens sometimes. There is so much of EVERYTHING to read that it is just hard to keep up. 2mo
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Black Girl Lost | Donald Goines
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4.5 Stars

A tragic love story set in 1970s Los Angeles. Sandra learned at an early age that the only person that she could depend on is herself. until her path crosses with Chink. Their struggle to survive and forge a future for themselves is told beautifully through Donald Goines writing. Goines simple prose effectively translates the teens love for each other, hope for the future, and struggle to survive. This is remains one of my faves.

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Triple tasking at the laundromat: breakfast, laundry, and reading. Ungovernable is a fun #nonfiction read about raising children according to the standards of the Victorians. Told in a humorous manner, Ungovernable is entertaining and enlightening.

#currentlyreading

Megabooks I thought it was fun, too! 2mo
MoniqueReads305 @Megabooks I'm only two chapters in and it's already been one of the funnier books I read this year. 2mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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My breakfast this morning is not the healthiest but I wanted to indulge while enjoying Book Love by Debbie Tung for #readmoarcomics.

Guess which which Disney character is my fave.

#comics #graphicnovels #currentlyreading

Megabooks Yum! 2mo
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Taking chances and leaving my house. Brought along My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite to keep me company on my bus ride.

#currrentlyreading

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The Perfect Date | Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lorincz
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2 hours into #reversereadathon and Day 2 of Netgalley's #reviewathon and I've completed the book the put me in a slump in July.

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Skipped this months #BOTM. My local library has all the books. And I told myself that I wouldn't purchase books from BOTM that were available at the library.

Laughterhp What a great idea! I‘ve never thought to do that! 4mo
MoniqueReads305 @Laughterlp every month I checke if my library has or is ordering the books I'm interested in. Most of the time they have all of them or most. 4mo
suvata Good idea 💡 4mo
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8little_paws I skipped too. None really appealed to me and I am a bit behind on other books 4mo
Sace Thanks for the BOTM reminder! 4mo
BookwormAHN I keep trying to remember to do that and still ordering from BOTM 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s smart. I order regardless because I can‘t help myself. 😬 I actually skipped this month because none of the books interested me. 4mo
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I don't use Bookly's audiobook feature often but it come in handy when listening to audiobooks while doing a timed reading challenge like #24B4Monday.

On Friday, I listened to a little over 2 hours of this old favorite. Tackling one of my unofficial reading goals of listening to all the Harry Potter audiobooks in 2019.

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Even though I brought a box set for Christmas decided to listen to Harry Potter on audiobook for my first reread of the series. Didn't realize how much I forgot.

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🎉🎉🎉🎉 Another #24B4Monday 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

I never complete the whole 24 hours but I always have fun. Let the challenge began.

jb72 It‘s always fun and a challenge. Glad you are joining us! 4mo
Andrew65 Having fun is the most important thing! Good luck with the Readathon. 😊 4mo
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I don't think that I have ever seen the word "ventriloquizing" in a sentence before.

#amreading #currentlyreading #nonfiction

suvata I‘m sure it‘s pretty rare. 4mo
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This is a little bit more scholarly than I thought it would be.

#currentlyreading #nonfiction #netgalleyreadathon

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@LibrarianRyan has come up with a great mid-year reading challenge called Birth and Beyond Reading Challenge. I can't participate because I'm way in over my head with reading challenges but I thought I would pass it on. Enjoy

#BBRC

LibrarianRyan Thanks. 4mo
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I'm excited about the #NetGalleyReadathon I have 3 ARCs that I need to finish and I happen to be off this weekend.

Thanks for hosting @Samplergal

Samplergal Yay! We can do this! 5mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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📖 Currently finishing up the last 60 or so pages of Becoming by Forever First Lady Michelle Obama.

📚 Top of June's TBR is Black Girl Lost by Donald Goines. I reads this years ago and it made me cry until my tear ducts were empty. I'm going to get it out the way to prevent a reading slump.

📚 I can't remember the last book I recommended to a friend by I did assign Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams to my bookclub.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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Golden Hour | Beatriz Williams
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My picks for #BOTM I have one more credit and then I think I'm going to cancel my membership. I'm not sure yet. 🤷🏿‍♀️

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Looker | Laura Sims
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I'm happy I didn't go into this book thinking it was a thriller because I would have been disappointed. That being said this is really fascinating. I really don't want to put it down.

#currentlyreading

Reggie Ohhhh I liked this one. 5mo
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So I didn't got my #24b4Monday goal of 12 hours but I was close with 11 hours and 20 minutes. I'll take it 🎉🎉🎉

Nute Superb accomplishment! 5mo
hes7 Still close! Well done! 👏🏻 5mo
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I told myself I would stop trying to read so many stuff at one time. But here I am starting a new graphic novel. Making the #currentlyreading count 3.

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Looker | Laura Sims
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I have several books in my TBR that I should be reading but I was in the mood for a thriller. I'm a little bit worried because the Goodreads reviews aren't great. It's a short book so... 🤞🏿

#24b4Monday
#currentlyreading

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I had every intention of finishing this up during #24b4Monday but that's not going to happen. No matter how much I've been enjoying my reading sessions this isn't binge reading worthy.

KennethTolesJr My wife got this as an audiobook, and she said it was a magnificent listen. What is making it difficult to read for you? 5mo
MoniqueReads305 @KennethTolesJr O think that it's just because it's nonfiction. I find that I can't read nonfiction for long periods of time even if I'm enjoying it. 5mo
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Umbrella Academy: Dallas | Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá
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Thanks to #PanelAThon and #24b4Monday I have finally finished the first two volumes of The Umbrella Academy so I can watch the Netflix show. I'm interested to see what they do with it since I can't picture it being a series.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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Friday's total time is 2 hrs and 22 minutes. And I finished The Bird King. Now, let's see how the rest of the weekend goes.
#24b4Monday

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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I got in a quick reading session while I was at lunch. Still have 23+ hours to go but something is better than nothing.
#24b4Monday.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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I don't know if it was me or the book but after a show start this is picking up nicely. Might be at least a solid 4⭐. Let's see how the author lands the ending.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson

“Yes, you were taught to waste your anger. It‘s convenient for girls to be angry about nothing . Girls who are angry about something are dangerous. If you want to live, you must learn to use your anger for your own benefit, not the benefit of those who would turn it against you.”

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I can't participate in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon but I can do #24B4Monday. I can't wait.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid YAH!!! We will be happy to have you with us hun 🤗 7mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid I second that! 😍🤗 7mo
Soubhiville Yay! 7mo
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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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Mehso-so

Overall this didn't work on all levels. The characters, the plot, the writing, all didn't work. Instead, of feeling like a complete novel, What We Lose ends up feeling like an outline of a grander more moving tale. The backbones for a mother-daughter story were there but it was never expanded on enough to fulfill the promises described in the blurb. While What We Lose is a quick read thanks to it vignette style, it was not satisfying.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I really don't want to finish this book.. It's so good that I don't want it to be over.

#currentlyreading

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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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This months IRL book club selection. Having a cup of coffee and finishing up the book.

#currentlyreading

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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The hype is real with this one. I'm loving it.

#amreading #currentlyreading

ferskner So good!!! 7mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Next in deck is The Poet X. I heard great things about this one so I'm excited. And it's my first novel in verse.

#currentlyreading

UnabridgedPod It‘s amazing!! 8mo
MoniqueReads305 @Unabridged I was a little weary at first because of all the hype but I'm only 54 pages in and loving it. 8mo
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When first published in the 1970s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman might have a fresh look into the lives for the formerly enslaved and their fight for equality. Unfortunately, the book does not stand the test of time and Jane's story seems common to those with knowledge of Black History after the Civil War. It doesn't help the narrative that Miss Pittman herself is somewhat a reluctant narrative and doesn't feel that her story is special.

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I'm trying to organize my book list across 6 different apps and websites. This is a lot more work than I thought it would be.

hermyknee 😂 I started cleaning up my Goodreads this morning and I had to take a nap 😅 (edited) 8mo
MoniqueReads305 @hermyknee I feel like taking a nap also. It took me two hours to transfer a handful of books from Litsy and the library to Goodreads. I don't think I'll ever finish. 8mo
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Listening to Jenifer Lewis tell her story while on lunch at work.

#audiobooking #audiobook #currentlylistening #currentlyreading #nonfiction #memiors #blackhistory

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The Color of Family | Patricia Jones
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Just started my first book for #Blackathon. I have a feeling that this old lady is going to wish that she had just left things alone. Also using my favorite book sleeve.

#currentlyreading #amreading

Reggie You liking it so far? 8mo
MoniqueReads305 @Reggie It's too soon to tell. This has could go either way depends on how the author handles the situation. 8mo
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Copper Sun | Sharon M. Draper
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Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory before see the Spider-Man movie. I have to start using my AMC A-list benefits.

#audiobooking #amlistening #currentlyreading #historicalfiction

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