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MoniqueReads305

MoniqueReads305

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member MoniqueReads

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The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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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! 3w
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. 3w
suvata Good idea 💡 3w
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8little_paws I skipped too. None really appealed to me and I am a bit behind on other books 3w
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Thanks for the BOTM reminder! 3w
BookwormAHN I keep trying to remember to do that and still ordering from BOTM 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
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. 3w
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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! 3w
Andrew65 Having fun is the most important thing! Good luck with the Readathon. 😊 3w
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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. 1mo
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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. 1mo
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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! 2mo
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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. 2mo
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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! 2mo
hes7 Still close! Well done! 👏🏻 2mo
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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? 2mo
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. 2mo
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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 🤗 4mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid I second that! 😍🤗 4mo
Soubhiville Yay! 4mo
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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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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!!! 4mo
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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.

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UnabridgedPod It‘s amazing!! 5mo
MoniqueReads305 @Unabridged I was a little weary at first because of all the hype but I'm only 54 pages in and loving it. 5mo
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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) 5mo
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. 5mo
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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? 5mo
MoniqueReads305 @Reggie It's too soon to tell. This has could go either way depends on how the author handles the situation. 5mo
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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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Copper Sun | Sharon M. Draper
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My current #audiobook selecting. Not a happy tale but a necessary one to be told.

#currentlyreading #currentlylistening #audiobooking

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Before I Go to Sleep | S. J. Watson
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Next up is this thriller that has been on my shelf for much too long.

Have you read it? What did you think?
#amreading #currentlyreading

Birdsong28 Love this!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 6mo
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Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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After settling my nerves and preparing myself for whatever emotional devastation Gloria Naylor has ready for me. I think I'm finally ready to continue.

#amreading #currentlyreading

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Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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That moment you realize that an author had just set you up to get your heart broken...

I'm trying to get myself ready, but I know this is going to hurt.

Reggie Omg, this was me right at the end of The Hunger Games. Did you really just make us care for all these people to make us watch them die?!!!!😭 6mo
MoniqueReads305 @Reggie Isn't it cruel. I'm all 😍 about this relationship only to realize that this is going to be a tragedy. 6mo
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megnews This is the only Ernest Gaines book I haven‘t read. I love his work. Tried this a few times years ago and couldn‘t get past the first few pages. I need to try again. 6mo
MoniqueReads305 @megnews I've only read one of his books. This one is not as strong as A Lesson Before Dying. But the audiobook version seems to have been a good choice because the format of the book is good for audio. I just wish the production quality was better. 6mo
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Finally, remembered to do my #25inFive updates. My aim was to read for 12 and 1/2 hours. I was close, so I'll take it was a win.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65.

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AM #25inFive Check In

Andrew65 Going well 👏 7mo
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One of the things that shocked me about this book is how dim Scarlett is. I don't know but I always thought that she would be a smarter character.

Also, the contrast between Scarlett's lack of wit and Rhett's wittiness makes me smile. They exchanges is some of the funniest dialogue I've ever read that was in a humorous book.

#currentlyreading

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#25inFive Day 3 early morning check in.

Andrew65 Making good progress. 7mo
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#currentlyreading 😭😭😭

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's a doozy. But I like it. 😊 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Luckily there‘s a weekend in your future! And a few holidays. I know how you feel though, I felt that way when I was reading The Stand last month. 7mo
MoniqueReads305 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm enjoying it but every time I look at Bookly and see how many hours i have left. I want to cry. 7mo
MoniqueReads305 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I keep putting off reading The Stand but one day I'm going to have to tackle it. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MoniqueReads305 I did most of the year, but finally managed it in November...it actually flowed well once I got going. This one, Gone With The Wind, is one I still need to tackle myself...eventually. 7mo
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Day 1 Total for #25inFive

Andrew65 A good start 👏 7mo
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I've always known the bare basics of the story Gone with the Wind, but I never watched the movie or seriously tried to reach the book. So, I was more than a little shocked to realize that Scarlett is so awful and so dense.

Anyways this is my major project for #25inFive. I've been working on this book app year and I refuse to take it into 2019 with me even though I enjoy it.

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Libby1 I couldn‘t finish it. It seemed to glorify the past. Yuck. 7mo
MoniqueReads305 @Libby1 It does glorify the past but it's really well written. The introduction mentions that Margaret Mitchell was 10 years old before she knew that the South had lost the war. So, I imagine that her whole childhood was she heard stories glorifying the old South. 7mo
Libby1 @MoniqueReads305 - wow. That makes sense. It‘s hard to fathom but not hard to believe. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book! 7mo
Andrew65 A great choice for the challenge. 7mo
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RealLifeReading Fantastic!! 7mo
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The Snow Queen | Hans Christian Andersen
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So far for the #25inFive #readathon I've read for 1:42 minutes.

I finished reading Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin and started and completed Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen on audiobook.

My plans are to read at least 15 hours of Gone with the Wind and 10 hours of a horror book I need to pass along for #horrorpost.

Andrew65 A good start. 7mo
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The Impossible Girl | Lydia Kang
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Again, me trying to be creative and show off my #sss #stuffedstockingswap goodies, this time from @monalyisha. I've prosecutor purposefully deprived myself if the pleasure of wearing the bunny slippers until I posted a picture.

I forgot to include a photo of the ornament created by @Leigh_Medeiros. Which ended up being a good thing because now you can see the details.

Thanks again for hosting @Avanders

Avanders ♥️🎄❄️💙 7mo
monalyisha I somehow missed this in the whole #NewYearWhoDis onslaught! Thank you for posting a picture! I hope you like everything/that the slippers fit! 💖 (edited) 7mo
monalyisha Have you had a chance to enjoy any of the hot chocolate yet? It looked so tasty! 😋☕️🍶 6mo
MoniqueReads305 @monalyisha Not yet. I have to go get almond milk. I refuse to ruin hot chocolate by using water. 6mo
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I won't be winning any awards on Instagram for my photography skills but I tried to showcase the lovely gifts fellow Northern Californian @derr.liz sent me for the #stuffedstockingswap hosted by @Avanders.

The mug of the Golden Gate Bridge was truly a blessing as I was missing The Bay Area and I always forget to get souvenirs when I'm home.

AmyG Great mug! 7mo
derr.liz I didn't know you were from the Bay area, glad you like it! 🌉 Hope you enjoy the books! ☃️ 7mo
Avanders 📚🥰🎅🏼🎁 7mo
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After the Final from Hell or otherwise called Statistics. I hoped in a car in my way to a weekend of Disney. I will post all my #sss #stuffedstockingswap goodies when I get back.

Pinky swear

JoScho Have fun!!! 7mo
SassyBookworm Have a wonderful weekend at Disney!! 7mo
Reviewsbylola Have a great time! 7mo
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Birdsong28 Have fun!! I'm off to Disneyland Paris in Feb can't wait!!! 😀📚📖 7mo
MoniqueReads305 @Birdsong28 Disneyland Paris?!?! That's sounds wonderful. 7mo
monalyisha Hope you had fun at Disney! 🐭 7mo
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