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MrBook

Joined July 2016

Purveyor of Incredible Miscellany; Peripatetic Gentleman by Literary Means; Biblio-Raconteur; https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialMrBook/
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The Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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There they are! Loooaaaded #TATERTOTS(!!!) 🤤! And that drink with the lime is called Of Mules and Men—it‘s ginger beer and vodka. 🥴👌🏻

We had some big book raffles today among other big prizes, including a garden/landscaping kit complete with heavy duty wheelbarrow, helicopter rides, free kayak rentals, and restaurant certificates. It was a gear day with great crisp Fall weather. 🍁

#LitsyLovesLibraries

BethM For a minute I thought they were cheese curds 😂 7mo
Bklover Looks delicious! Nice to see you! 7mo
Aims42 Tator tots look yummy!!! What a fun sounding event 😁 7mo
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curiouserandcurioser @MrBook looks yummy:) 7mo
Crazeedi Nothing like good tater tots!! 7mo
Nute Oooh, dressed up tater tots!🤗 7mo
BethM Thinking of you- hope you‘re well! 5mo
Branwen Miss you! ❤📖❤ 5mo
kspenmoll We miss you!!! 4mo
CoffeeAndABook Hope all is well ☀️ 4mo
BethM Thinking about you! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Missing you and your wonderful bookish questions! 1mo
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The Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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Volunteering at today‘s outdoor library fundraiser event and check out that menu! 😎🤙🏻 🍂 #TATERTOTS!!! #LitsyLovesLibraries

Sharpeipup And it‘s #1! 7mo
Suet624 Awwww. So cute. 7mo
TiredLibrarian Delightful dish titles! 7mo
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Leftcoastzen Yay! 7mo
BkClubCare Yum! Very creative 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Welcome back! I‘ve missed your delicious posts! 🙂 7mo
LA_Mead Love it! 7mo
BethM We‘ve missed you! 7mo
Lynnsoprano So glad to see you back! 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Ha! Love that whole menu 🤩 7mo
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Blue Rose | Peter Straub
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#BookNDinner! #Mongolian Grill Edition! Accompaniment this bright and pleasant evening: too many ingredients to fit here 😆, but lots of veggies, meat, and seafood; General Tso chicken; and Pepsi. MMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Bklover You‘re back!!!!!!!! Yay!!! I see you‘ve been back for about three weeks - I‘ve been on and off with summer stuff so just noticed. You were missed. 😊. And I see you are making me hungry at midnight again!! 👍 9mo
Bklover And have you tried mango Pepsi?? Yummmm 9mo
TiredLibrarian @MrBook I really miss your display posts! Are you still doing displays? 9mo
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LibrarianRyan Hello Sire. Hope you are all well. I'll text later. 8mo
MrBook @TiredLibrarian , yep!!! I should post them, sorry! 🙈 8mo
MrBook @Bklover , thank you 🤗🤗🤗! No, I haven‘t even heard of it! 8mo
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cool and pleasant evening was: angel hair pasta in a white clam & shrimp sauce, with bread and sparkling white peach ginger water. MMMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

George Washington‘s precepts are something I re-read from time to time to refresh myself. 😊

wanderinglynn That looks delicious! 😋 10mo
MrBook @wanderinglynn , thank you! ☺️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I missed this post!! Happy to see you‘re back 💙 9mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Another meeting of #The2030SomethingBookClub in the archives! Most everyone really enjoyed the tagged book for today. I‘m so happy I listened to the audiobook—the narrator is excellent and draws the emotions out better. Very funny book that had a few members crying by the end. We‘re all getting tired of these Zoom meetings though *sighs*—been doing them on Zoom since March of last year. 😕

#bookclub

BookishMarginalia Let‘s hope more people get vaccinated so we can get to herd immunity in the US. 10mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I‘m less than 100 pages from the end of this book. I‘ve enjoyed a lot of it, but I‘m feeling quite bored with it now. I‘m too close to the end to bail on it, but I wish I had that “can‘t put it down, gonna be so sad when it‘s over” sort of feeling. 10mo
TheBookHippie I‘m so over the ZOOM 😝 10mo
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MrBook @BookishMarginalia 🙂👍🏻👍🏻 @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 , it had a magnificent start, didn‘t it?! Most folks thought it wraps up nicely 🙂. @TheBookHippie , I hear ya—ALL my bookclubs are clamoring to be in-person again! 🤓 10mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @MrBook I loved a line from one of the first pages in the book. Something about how a hearts are like bars of soap. I don‘t remember it exactly now, but I liked it enough to share it with my husband (who didn‘t get it at all) as well as here. It‘s on my profile as something I shared somewhat recently, if you‘re interested finding the exact line I‘m talking about. 10mo
MrBook @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 , thank you! I‘ll take a look! 🙂 8mo
tpixie @MrBook it‘s now a limited series on #Netflix (edited) 4mo
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The Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this spectacularly beautiful evening: meatball parmigiana, #TATERTOTS(!!!), and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Libby1 Looks delish! 10mo
TheSpineView Looks good! Yum!😍 10mo
Blueberry Yum 10mo
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GondorGirl Have you ever wondered about "unsweetened" ice tea? Because it's a total misnomer. No one is sitting there removing sweetener. You're either having sweet tea or ice tea. Why do we say "unsweetened"? ? 10mo
Kappadeemom @GondorGirl when you live in the South the assumption is always sweet so you have to say “unsweet tea” and you still might not get it😂🤷‍♀️ (edited) 10mo
MrBook @Libby1 @TheSpineView @Blueberry ‘twas absolutely delightful 😌! @GondorGirl @Kappadeemom 😆 🤷🏻‍♂️ 10mo
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The Natural: A Novel | Bernard Malamud
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Readers find readers! Well, I already knew that about this wonderful lady. She‘s a server at a diner I often go to, but she hasn‘t been around for awhile. She took a fall and has finally recovered from her injury. She asked me which books I‘ve been reading since she last saw me a couple months ago. And she‘s a fan of “The Natural” movie—so maybe she‘ll pick up the book. 😁 ⚾️ #BookFriends

Libby1 I‘m glad she‘s feeling better. Hello to you, @MrBook ! 10mo
KathyWheeler I love baseball movies in general, and The Natural is one of my favorites, but I‘ve never read the book. I‘ll have to check it out. This is a lovely picture! 10mo
Aims42 So happy she‘s back and doing good!! 10mo
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marleed It makes my heart happy that she means this much to you! 10mo
MrBook Hi, @Libby1 🤗🤗!!! @KathyWheeler , I‘m getting close to done and enjoying it 😁! @Aims42 @marleed 😁🤗! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo!! I hope she is feeling better ❤️ 9mo
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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My library‘s staff picks for this month! Chosen by a colleague, the theme is #TailsAndTales to coincide with the #SummerReadingProgram. Have you read or watched any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries

mommyincolor Loved Zootopia!!! The sloth is my FAVORITE! 10mo
TheBookHippie The One and Only Ivan is required in school here, they read it and then watch the movie. Zootopia was a favorite of my son when he was little. 10mo
KVanRead Life of Pi! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 10mo
Gissy I read, The one and only Ivan was so cute and good. 10mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Whale Rider is fantastic! We compared the book and film versions in my YA Lit class, and then I taught the movie when teaching 10th grade world literature. Great discussions about tradition, gender, and identity! 10mo
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The Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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#BookNLunch! Accompaniment this hot and drizzly afternoon: pesto cheeseburger, #TATERTOTS(!!!), and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Aims42 Yummmm!! Bring on da tots!! 10mo
TheSpineView Looks so good! Next time call me for dinner! 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
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Nute A cheeseburger sounds so good! And tots!😃 10mo
Caroline2 Yay!!! 😀 tater tots!!!! 👏 😋 (edited) 10mo
ladym30 Love tater tots!😍 10mo
wordslinger42 Aww how wonderful to see you back here! 💜 That meal looks absolutely delicious! 10mo
MrBook @wordslinger42 🤗🤗🤗, thank you, m‘lady! Great to connect elsewhere with you too, of course! I‘ve connected with more Littens outside of Litsy in the past few months than all the previous months beforehand combined, and it‘s such an awesome opportunity! (edited) 10mo
wordslinger42 @MrBook Yes, I've loved that, too! 😊 10mo
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This little jewel is along my walk route. I always stop to peer in for a few seconds and see if there are any new ones. Most of the bottom shelf is fresh books today. Do you have a #FreeLittleLibrary near you?!

#WalkWithABook

marleed Depending on the direction I head, I peruse any of 13 LFLs on my walk (and 3 more discovered last month). Last spring I set out to donate ‘fresh‘ books to the winter-ravished selections. I realized it‘s much easier to walk home with one treasure found than to walk-to with several books to deliver. So I cheated with my car for most of my deliveries! 10mo
BookishMarginalia Very cute! 10mo
kspenmoll We have a Little Free Library down the street in our village green. I walk by it often & add books! It‘s a great community endeavor! 10mo
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TheSpineView I have a LFL in my yard. I try to keep it stocked. I love seeing the neighbors stop and check it out. 10mo
Sharpeipup I‘ve always lived near one until now. 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl On the street adjacent to ours. I pass by it every day on my walk. 10mo
Gissy No!😩 10mo
Mammaletterario I can‘t wait to set one up at our house!! I‘d like to get a few around our neighborhood but since we just moved in, I‘ll let ours be the conversation starter! 10mo
Cortg We have four LFL in town and I steward two of them! They make my heart happy, especially when I see a lot of book turnover 💝 10mo
Johanna414 Right in my front yard 😉 I love seeing people get books out of my library! 10mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Listening to this excellent audiobook while on my daily walk! For one of my upcoming #NYC #bookclubs. Have you read this one?! #WalkWithABook

TheSpineView Yes. The first half was slow but one you reach the middle you can't put it down. 10mo
LazyLibrary Can‘t wait for this one. I have it ready but haven‘t gotten into the right mood for it yet! 10mo
Cortg I listened to it over the winter while we were stuck home with ice storms. I painted the basement and audiolistened. I really enjoyed this one. 10mo
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The Natural: A Novel | Bernard Malamud
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this wet and muggy evening was: cheese ravioli with a four cheese marinara sauce, garden salad with extra virgin olive oil, bread & butter, and Pellegrino sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Susanita It‘s good to see you! 10mo
Leftcoastzen Hi! Glad you posted!Happy dinner ! I‘m having a happy rum & Coke! 10mo
Branwen Have missed you so much, friend! 🤗💕📚 Ednjoy your yummy dinner! 10mo
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kspenmoll How nice to see a post from you! Have missed you! 10mo
MrBook @Susanita @Leftcoastzen @Branwen @kspenmoll 🤗🤗🤗!!!! The pleasure is all mine. (edited) 10mo
MrBook @Leftcoastzen , love me some rum & coke! 😋 10mo
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The Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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#BookNLunch! Accompaniment this hot, sunny afternoon: BLT club sandwich, #TATERTOTS(!!!), and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻 (I saw “The Natural” film when I was a kid, so hoping the novel is as good. Then again, books are almost always better, right? 😉)

#MissedYou

ozma.of.oz So glad to see you back! Hope everything is going well for you! 10mo
Librariana You have been DEARLY missed! Glad you're alright, hanging in there, #readingallthethings, and enjoying your beloved tater tots 😊 But really... truly... hope you won't be a stranger again for *too* long! (Unless life deems it necessary, in which case, we'll understand.) 10mo
Gissy Hola! Hi!!! 👋I was thinking a lot about you, we miss your mini quizzes! How are you? So glad you are back! 🤗 10mo
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MrBook @ozma.of.oz Thank you 🤗!! Yep, things are indeed well 😌. And I hope the same is the case for you! @Librariana , that‘s very kind of you to say ☺️. I won‘t—I shan‘t, I love my fellow Littens too much and have missed you too 😊. @Gissy 😁👋🏻! I‘m doing well, and I hope you are as well! I‘m ecstatic to hear from you and be back! 🤗 10mo
TheBookHippie TATERTOTS! Yay. Enjoy the read! 10mo
DivineDiana Glad to see your back! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 10mo
kathedron Yay, you're back! 👋 Hope you enjoy your book and your 'tots! 10mo
Nute I‘ve missed seeing all the ways to enjoy tater tots.🙂Hope that you are doing well, Jason. Welcome back!☺️ 10mo
mabell Good to see you posting! 10mo
LeahBergen Hello again!! 👋🏻 10mo
BarbaraJean So good to see you back—with TOTS!! 😁 I read The Natural in college and later watched the movie… both are good, but I‘ll just say that the movie is much more “feel-good” than the book! 10mo
dragondrool Hooray! You're back!
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CoffeeAndABook Heeeey so good to see you here!! 😁🤩🥳 and that sandwich looks divine 😌 10mo
LazyLibrary Oh good!!! You have returned! Happy to see your post!!! 10mo
ShelleyBooksie Welcome back 10mo
rwmg Glad to see you and the tatertots again 10mo
Suet624 So glad to see you posting again. You were missed. 10mo
MrBook @TheBookHippie , yes 😁, the diner just started serving them within the past couple weeks (maybe it was this regular‘s repeated gentle requests ☺️)! 10mo
curiouserandcurioser @MrBook Welcome back!!You have been missed:) And... those Tatertots!!! Glad theyre back, too:) 10mo
MrBook @DivineDiana @kathedron @Nute @mabell @LeahBergen @BarbaraJean @dragondrool @CoffeeAndABook @LazyLibrary @ShelleyBooksie @rwmg @Suet624 Thank you 🤗! It‘s great to be back with you and the Litsy family 😌! I appreciate you a LOT! 😁 10mo
MrBook @curiouserandcurioser , thank you! Very glad to be back! I‘m glad the tots keep cooking. 😆 10mo
curiouserandcurioser @MrBook we are all glad about that lol! Glad things are good for you:) 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hey! Welcome back‼️😁 10mo
BookishMarginalia We missed you! Welcome back, friend! 10mo
TheSpineView It makes me happy to see you posting again! You were missed! XOXO 😊😄😘 10mo
TheBookHippie @MrBook 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
Cortg Welcome back!
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Kappadeemom Welcome back to Litsy! 10mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which book series have gotten better for you as you work through them? #BookTalk

Scochrane26 The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo series—the original trilogy, HP 1y
CSeydel Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George 1y
Jari-chan The Nr. 1 Ladies Detective Agency 1y
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Susanita Inspector Gamache 1y
CSeydel Oh I know — The Dark Tower started out kinda 🤨 but got a lot better 1y
rwmg Discworld. I think Pratchett only really hit his stride with 1y
wordslinger42 Enola Holmes! I honestly prefer the movie to the first book (very unusual for me), but the series really gets stronger as it goes on! 1y
JamieArc Just checking in - Miss your posts! Hope you‘re doing well! 1y
CoffeeAndABook Hey @MrBook you alright? We‘ve been missing your posts around here! 🌈 13mo
wordslinger42 @CoffeeAndABook I second that! I hope you're doing well, @MrBook 💜 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl I hope all is good. You are missed. 13mo
LazyLibrary Miss your posts! Hope all well! 12mo
Branwen Miss you so much, friend! 🤗💕 Hope you're doing okay! 12mo
MamaGina Missing your presence here, hope you are doing okay! 🤗 12mo
TK-421 Hope all is well with you - we miss you! 🤗 12mo
DivineDiana Thinking of you. 📚❤️📚 12mo
TheSpineView I was thinking about you. Hope you are doing OK. Miss your posts! Sending hugs!💞 12mo
MamaGina Missing seeing you here!💙 11mo
Suet624 I hope all is well. Thinking of you. I‘ve missed seeing your posts. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Miss you!! 11mo
Branwen Missing you a lot, friend! *hugs* 💕 11mo
kathedron I had TATER TOTS for the first time yesterday! Thought of you, of course, and realised I'd not seen you here in a while. Hope all is well. 10mo
Bklover Thinking of you. Miss you here. 10mo
Cortg Hope you are well! Just wanted to say Hi 👋🏻 10mo
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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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#BookNBrunch! Accompaniment this cold and gray afternoon was: multigrain scoop Tostitos, with black olives, pepperoni, Genoa salami, and Swiss, cheddar, & mozzarella cheeses; and a sparkling mango lemonade drink. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Kappadeemom Now I am craving nachos. But I have COVID and have lost my taste/smell so it sucks!!!!!! 1y
rachaich Fantastic book. 1y
MrBook @Kappadeemom , ohh nooo! May you have a smooth, quick, and full recovery *biig hug*! @rachaich , I‘m enjoying it so far! 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Does the snow or the rain get you to read more? #BookTalk

wordslinger42 Both. I don't discriminate 😅 1y
Lynnsoprano If I saw snow I‘d be out in it😂 I haven‘t lived where there‘s snow since 1976! 1y
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Copwithabook The snow had me isolated at home alone so I ended up reading more 1y
DGRachel Usually the opposite-storm systems, whether they bring rain or snow, are typically migraine triggers for me, so I end up unable to read due to pain and other symptoms. 😔 1y
Aims42 I always think they should, but I sometimes just end up staring out the window watching the snow or rain with my book closed on my lap 😂 1y
DogMomIrene Living in AZ, the summer sun gets me to read more😅🤣 1y
AmyG Absolutely. We usually get alot if snow where I live...so I just stay in and read. 1y
Lizpixie I love curling up with a book & blanket when it‘s bucketing down outside. Unfortunately we don‘t get snow here😢 but I‘m sure if we did, I‘d be in front of a fire reading to that too❄️ 1y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards The snow always gets me in a reading mood! 1y
Kappadeemom I live in Florida, when it rains, it‘s a great day to read! 1y
FlowerFairy Rainy days in Florida are the absolute best for reading. If it snows here, I‘m moving somewhere more tropical. 🤣 1y
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#BookNDinner! I received a nice gift card for some of the shoveling I did ☺️, so I went out tonight now that the snow is cleared away enough. Accompaniment this cold and wet evening was: salmon, lobster tail, shrimp, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, biscuits, and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Andrea4 Wow that looks amazing! 1y
KristenDuck Oh yum!!! 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which are some great foodie books? #BookTalk

Prairiegirl_reading My favourite is Jacques Pepin‘s memoir despite its unfortunate title. Also Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver is great. Julia Child is wonderful too. 1y
Leftcoastzen A unique book from a unique restaurant & chef 1y
Leftcoastzen Loved the book before I saw the movie , love both 1y
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AllisonM89 REDWALL. 1y
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Inadvertent | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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#BookNLunch! Or is it #BookNDinner? 🤔 Anyway, my pit-stop on my walk home. Accompaniment this cold and snowy late afternoon: bacon cheeseburger, fries with gravy, and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻 A full day of shoveling does a body good, and some Knausgaard on audio does a mind good. Loving this essay!

CoffeeAndABook Mmm 😋 that looks too good! 1y
wordslinger42 I've never heard of putting gravy on fries! Might have to try that one of these days 1y
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At the Library | Christine Loomis
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That was a long sidewalk to do, including what‘s behind me 🥵. Luckily the plow guy came for the parking lot itself. The library director asked if I could shovel since the county is having a blood drive here tomorrow. Say no more! The walk across town was quiet with the roads still covered. Now to throw down some salt since the snow keeps coming and we don‘t need ice for tomorrow morning. I love my library, man. Godspeed! #LitsyLovesLibraries

Mitch That looks perfect! You‘ve earnt a well deserved treat! 1y
KVanRead Nice work 🙌🏽 1y
wordslinger42 Wow, that really was a lot of shoveling! 😳 Very kind of you to do all that! 1y
Jaimelire I live in Canada so we have to constantly shovel snow, but I have come to appreciate it because it really is great exercise. I use it as my daily workout on those days it needs to be done❄️ 1y
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Ella Fitzgerald | Bud Kliment
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and snowy evening was: tri-color rotini in a tomato sauce with sautéed sweet Italian sausage and bella mushrooms, bread, and sparkling mineral water. MMMMmmmm ?! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! ???

Background music: the “This is Ellla Fitzgerald” playlist on Spotify. ? ? (She‘s one of my all-time favorite singers. ?)

curiouserandcurioser @MrBook Loove me some Ella:) 1y
wanderinglynn Love Ella! Excellent choice! 💜🎶 1y
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Copwithabook Mmm pasta! And Ella playin in the background. I like your style sir! 1y
Freespirit Perfect evening! 1y
Lynnsoprano When I took a history of jazz course, I had to do an artist critique. Of course I chose Ella! (And you would love our vet‘s dogs, who are named Ella and Satchmo) 😄 1y
wordslinger42 I love her music so much!! 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Is there a story inside you that yearns to be written down and shared with the world?! 🙂 #BookTalk

quirkyreader I already let it out and it was published in 2000. 1y
jb72 Yes there is. Hopefully I‘ll finish it this year. 1y
KathyWheeler Nope. There‘s one in my husband though, and I‘m trying to encourage him to let it out. At 66, he thinks he‘s too old. I don‘t understand that; he‘s got nothing to lose and plenty of time since he‘s retired. 1y
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Lizpixie There‘s a few actually. I have very lucid dreams and there‘s a few I‘ve written down as soon as I woke up, the bones of the story are sitting there waiting for me! 1y
BookishRedhead A few, I start but never finish 1y
Lynnsoprano Several in my head, maybe some day I‘ll try transferring one to paper. 1y
wordslinger42 So many! Another soon to be published in spring! 1y
FlowerFairy So very many. 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there any biographies that you found surprisingly enjoyable? #BookTalk

mdm139 I like biographies that focus on a small but significant specific part of someone‘s life (not their entire lives). For example, I read one about Roosevelt‘s trip to explore an Amazon tributary with his son. 1y
wanderinglynn Becoming was incredible. I also really enjoyed Oliver Wendell Holmes A Life in War, Law, and Ideas by Stephen Budiansky and Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson, which read more like a spy thriller than a biography. (edited) 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Washington and Hamilton ❤️ 1y
Skyler Robert Caro‘s Lyndon Johnson series is hands down the best set of biographies I‘ve ever read. Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg is also really good. 1y
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Message to the People | Marcus Garvey
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There‘s a gentleman on #BookTube who has a ton of Penguin Classics as part of his background, and, even though black is a bit off-putting for almost an entire wall, lol, I found it a good idea. As I‘ve been rearranging my apartment‘s #BookBar, I‘ve been finding scattered about my Dover Thrift collection and collecting them together. This is what I‘ve found so far, bought over the years. Have you read any of these works?!

LeahBergen Only Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. 👍🏻 1y
Ruthiella Is the gentleman on YouTube Steve Donoghue? 1y
wordslinger42 I've read Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl! I love Dover books 😊 1y
MrBook @Ruthiella , yes! I don‘t tune in regularly though. 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What‘s your order of preference for reading accompaniment: coffee, tea, hot chocolate? #BookTalk

sblbooks Hot chocolate! 1y
LeahBergen Tea, hot chocolate, coffee. 1y
mdm139 Tea, hot chocolate, never coffee 1y
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wanderinglynn Usually I just drink water, and sometimes tea or coffee. 1y
SaturnDoo Pepsi, hot chocolate, iced tea, hot tea, mocha frappe 1y
Lynnsoprano Coffee in the morning, ice tea or water in the afternoon, a little bourbon in the evening 😄 1y
Tera66 Cold weather- Coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Hot weather- Iced coffee, Iced Tea, Coke Zero. 1y
tjwill Coffee in the morning, wine in the evening 1y
WanderingBookaneer Tea, hot chocolate 1y
Scochrane26 Hot chocolate, no coffee or tea 1y
Aims42 Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate during the day, but after 5:00PM it‘s wine time 🍷 1y
QuietlyLaura Tea hot or iced, water, Cherry Coke. No coffee or hot chocolate. 1y
rwmg Tea at home, coffee out 1y
maich I'm coffee addicted☕ But before sleeping I drink calming herbal tea. 1y
MrT Tea, coffee if in a cafe reading, water. 1y
wordslinger42 Coffee or tea! 1y
MyNamesParadise I don‘t drink hot beverages; I‘ve never liked them. I know, I‘m weird! So none of them. I always have water by me though. 1y
FlowerFairy Hot chocolate, coffee. 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you have a reading spot in your home with a view outside? #BookTalk

Andrew65 It may seem strange but I often go and read in the motorhome which makes the most of the outside and the light. 1y
TheSpineView Yes. At my lake house I have a sun room I love to sit in n and read. I have a very comfy couch to assist with reading. 1y
AmyG Yes. My little reading room looks out to the mountains. 1y
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ShelleyBooksie My cozy couch looks out the picture window. 1y
kspenmoll I am very lucky- have viewable windows in spaces where i read. 1y
WanderingBookaneer No, I have a hammock outside. 1y
Patchshank I can see the window from my couch. 1y
Susanita Weather permitting, I read outside. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My couch is about 6 feet from the huge living room window so I can look out at the parking lots behind my building. It's not a great view, but being on the 3rd floor at least gives me a good view of the sky or blooming trees. 1y
Lizpixie My library has a west facing window that lets in plenty of light but doesn‘t have a great view, it‘s of carports & next doors house unfortunately. My house is weird, it used to face a south aspect laneway & the north street side was my backyard so my living room doesn‘t get much light & the north side where all the light is in Aus. has only one small window in the kitchen so my living areas are pretty dark. I‘d love to pick it up & turn it round! 1y
Copwithabook Our back yard butts up against a cow pasture so sitting out back reading is pretty pleasant. 1y
azulaco Yes. My couch is next to big windows in the living room. Squirrels at play in the front yard all day long. 🐿 1y
Angeles Hammock outside 😄. Not in the winter of course, but it is my favorite reading spot and I miss it out of season 1y
FlowerFairy Disappointingly, no. 1y
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I got to pick this month‘s Staff Picks for the library‘s website! I picked contemporary romance books. Something a bit more specific than general romance. Have you read any of these?! #LitsyLovesLibraries

BennettBookworm YES such good ones!! Unhoneymooners, Flatshare, and Nina Hill are so excellent! 1y
ShelleyBooksie These all look awesome. The only one I've read is The Kiss Quotient and it has the best open door I've read in ages! 1y
Kloves2read I absolutely l❤️ the Kiss Quotient, and Me Before You was excellent. Just make sure you have a box of Kleenex while you read that one! 1y
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Scochrane26 I‘ve read 6 of them & liked them all. 1y
KathyWheeler I‘ve read Nina Hill, Crazy Rich Asians, and the Ansari book. I liked them all. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I loved the flatshare, liked red white and royal blue and Nina Hill but me before you not so much. So all in all you did a really good job because you covered all the bases! 😄 1y
Lovesbooks87 I have read 13 of them! 1y
JenReadsAlot Some great picks on that list! 1y
MittenGirlPeach LOVED Nina Hill! 1y
maich I love Me Before You.❤😍 Also read The Kiss Quotient and You Know Me Well. 1y
rwmg The only one I've read is Me Before You 😭❤. Red White and Royal Blue is on my wishlist 1y
MyNamesParadise Absolutely loved The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and Me Before You. One Day in December was also really good. 1y
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The Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold, clear evening was: cheeseburgers, #TATERTOTS(!!!), steakhouse green beans, and sparkling mineral water. #MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 🥸👌🏻 Finished the audiobook “The Machine Stops,” by E.M. Forster—faaannntastic!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Aims42 Yay!! Glad to see the tater tots back 🙌🏻 (edited) 1y
jb72 Man I haven‘t made my tater tot casserole in a while. Time to go to the grocery this week for ingredients. 1y
curiouserandcurioser @MrBook looks delicious:) 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you prefer to read during the day or at night? Or does it not matter one iota to you? 🙂 #BookTalk

Libby1 I read whenever possible - no matter the time of day. I hope you‘re well, @MrBook ! 1y
MrBook @Libby1 , I am! Thank you for asking 🤗! I hope you are as well! 1y
Scochrane26 I read whenever I can. 1y
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Sargar114 Does not matter! 1y
Viji My favorite time to read is in bed before I go to sleep. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I‘ll take it whenever I can get it. 1y
KathyWheeler It doesn‘t matter. 1y
Karisa It's almost mandatory for me to read at night in order to sleep 💤 but I love to read during the day on days off 🤷‍♀️ 1y
ShelleyBooksie Warm summer days in the sunshine. In reality, I read when I can. This is usually lunch break and evenings. 1y
AmyG I mostly read during the day. But it doesn‘t matter. (edited) 1y
jb72 It doesn‘t matter to me at all. I do read at night to relax on bed a bit before trying to fall asleep. 1y
rwmg Any time possible 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I don‘t mind - but generally not during the day if I‘m working because I‘m bound to get to a very interesting bit just as my break ends 😅 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whenever I can find the time. 1y
Bookjunkie57 Whenever I have as much as 2 minutes I open the kindle app 1y
Leftcoastzen I try to fit it in anytime , but mostly early when I first get up or before bedtime. 1y
maich It is not the matter. But at evening I have more time when baby fall asleep. 1y
veritysalter I like and enjoy reading through the day, but I have to read before I go the sleep. My Kindle Paperwhite was a game-changer, no longer do I annoy my husband with rustling pages and lamp light or stay downstairs to read only to be wide awake by the time I get upstairs. 1y
MrT Anytime but do like to be in bed reading at night 1y
Beccas During the day. If I read before bed I find I can‘t get to sleep because my mind speeds up, maybe some boring books? 1y
Kappadeemom I read at night during the week (durn.work.) and all day and night on the weekends ;) 1y
mrp27 Both! But most my reading generally occurs at night. 1y
Lizpixie Definitely night. I‘ve always been a night owl, something about the quiet of 3am makes me happy🦉 1y
Copwithabook I either want to read really early in the morning or late into the night- basically when people are asleep and will leave me alone to read 1y
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Some of us from one of the book clubs I run here decided to get together for a singles Valentines Eve dinner 🙂. We had a wonderful time and laughed a ton! If you want to make friends, book clubs certainly can help! Have you made friends through them?! (One of my NYC book clubs facilitated two couples that met and eventually got married! 😁👏🏻)

Elizabeth2 I‘ve “kept” friends through a book club. When my brother and sis-in-law divorced, the girls in our friend group (including my sis-in-law) decided we didn‘t want to break up, too. So the four of us formed a book club on a whim, before book clubs were really a thing. That was 24 years ago. We‘ve had 6 kids, one wedding, a couple of miscarriages, lost 3 parents, traveled together, read so many books and had countless laughs. They help me breathe. ❤️ 1y
Crazeedi I've never been in a book club. I dont know avid readers close to me. That's why Litsy filled a hole in my life. @Elizabeth2 that is so special, you are blessed 1y
Elizabeth2 @Crazeedi I think Litsy is excellent for filling that void and I‘m so glad that I met you here! I am fortunate that my friends all have a love of reading and we are geographically close to one another. ❤️ Busy lives keep us from being able to get together as often as we‘d like. We probably only read about 4 books a year together. We usually split the book in thirds and try to get together at least once a month. During Covid, we‘ve used zoom. 1y
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Susanita I participate in four book clubs, and only one is a group of people I already knew. Another is through the library, which is also good because they have the books on hand! 1y
Crazeedi @Elizabeth2 but still you are doing which is so great. And that you have shared history is so cool. I wish my sister was a reader and we could talk about books. My one daughter is a reader like me, but we mostly read such different genres. My other daughter isnt a big reader. 1y
Crazeedi @Susanita my library did have a book club, I never participated. I dont think they're doing since covid 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you read romances? Do you have a particularly favorite kind? #BookTalk

AmyG Not if I can help it. Sometimes it‘s a book club choice. Not much of a fan. (edited) 1y
Angeles Yep I enjoy regency and fantasy romance (think werewolves and witches) especially. Contemporary is the only one type I am not into. There is nothing better than a low stakes story with lots of angst where you KNOW everything will be great at the end and all of the women will be happy ever after!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I only read Nicholas Sparks and I have to be in the mood!! 1y
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MrT I do read the odd rom com and do enjoy them, its usually modern contemporary like Lyssa May Adams, Nina Bocci. I found that sometimes I need some 'popcorn' reading 1y
wanderinglynn Yes, I find romance to be a nice, light read. Great for when life is happening or after I‘ve read something heavy. 1y
RainyDayReading Nope. I stay as far away from romance as I can. 1y
Kappadeemom Noooooooo. Murder for me 😂😂😂😂 1y
Jaimelire No. I like most genres, but just can‘t do most romance books. Sometimes book club selection makes me do it, and some are ok, but nothing I would pick for myself. (edited) 1y
valeriegeary Sometimes...I like contemporary, humorous ones. Reading Take A Hint Dani Brown right now and it's 👍🏻 1y
Scochrane26 I read them more often lately. I like a lot of the newer romances & sometimes I‘ll read a historical romance. 1y
Palimpsest I don‘t enjoy contemporary fiction romance, but I love Jane Austen and other classic romances. I do love romantic poetry. 1y
LazyOwl I don't tend to read romance, but don't mind if it's woven into another genre. But I did recently enjoy reading The Infernal Devices series, which some describe as supernatural fantasy / romance 🤔 1y
wordslinger42 I enjoy classics, like Jane Austen, and I'm currently reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (though that has much more to it than the love story). Aside from those, romance is not really my genre! 1y
ShelleyBooksie I enjoy paranormal romances and also open door, modern romances. I most enjoy when romance is woven into.other genres. 1y
Cailey_Mac I think I like surprise romance, where you weren‘t really sure if a romance was going to happen but certain characters just click and you become so invested that you need to know every detail 1y
Beccas All the time. Particularly historical romance. Maybe I need that historical hook as most of the more modern romances I‘ve read I just find a bit blah. 1y
QuietlyLaura Yes. I love reading romances (not Contemporary). They are happy and entertaining reads that lift my spirits. 1y
mrp27 I do enjoy a good romance now and then. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I enjoy them when I'm in the mood for one. I tend to like the steamy ones or sweet YA stories. Historical, contemporary, vampire... I'm game for anything. They tend to move quickly and don't require a lot of brain power. 1y
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Chinese New Year | David F. Marx
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Not a bookish post, but just wanted to say Happy Chinese New Year tomorrow 🥳 🎉 ! Nice time at work today with one of my coworkers who is from Taiwan. And these two are long-time friends since I was a kid from my hometown of Punxsutawney. They make the best Chinese food—I‘m partial, I grew up with it, I can‘t help it, lol. 😁

Crazeedi Punxy??!!! You lived close to where I live!! So cool, and you had Phil too! Lol 1y
Crazeedi And is this restaurant still in Punxy? I'm so hungry for good Chinese! 1y
MrBook @Crazeedi , after his one son and I graduated high school together, he moved the business to Dubois 🙂👍🏻. Where do you live?! 1y
Crazeedi @MrBook Dubois is even closer to me!! I live between Emlenton and Knox!! 1y
Crazeedi I need to go to this restaurant 1y
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The Writing Life | Annie Dillard
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#BookNDinner! My road wasn‘t plowed out this morning, so I‘m hoofing it today. Walking home, I thought I‘d grab some grub along the way (WWRD—What Would Reacher Do?), so here I be: bacon cheeseburger, fries, and some hot tea! MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats 😎👌🏻! (Tagged book is an audiobook I‘m listening to.)

Aims42 Oh, yum!!! 1y
TheBookHippie That looks like/reminds me of Viewmont Dinner. I stop there on the way to driving to NYC. 1y
Foragingfantasy Why the hell aren‘t those tots??? 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites That looks amazing! 1y
MrBook @Aims42 , it was 😋! @TheBookHippie , I‘m going to have to check that place out, thanks 🙂! @Foragingfantasy 😂, they don‘t serve them—which is a shame, I tell ya. 1y
MrBook @SheReadsAndWrites , hit the spot! 😊 1y
TheBookHippie Let us hope someday soon my wandering can happen again! 1y
QuietlyLaura That burger looks awesome! 😋 1y
curiouserandcurioser @MrBook looks yummy:) 1y
MrBook @TheBookHippie , and if you‘re in this neck of the woods, I‘d warmly welcome you to break bread 😊. @QuietlyLaura @curiouserandcurioser , it tasted that way too 😁! 1y
TheBookHippie @MrBook for sure. 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: In honor of Chinese New Year, do you have any Chinese books or authors to recommend? I‘m looking forward to reading Liu Cixin‘s works! #BookTalk

xicanti I‘m currently reading Chinese-Canadian author Xue Yiwei‘s short fiction collection and it‘s fabulous. It‘s centred on Shenzhen, the youngest city in the world. 1y
OutAndAbout I haven‘t read it yet but am looking forward to Interior Chinatown. 1y
Jaimelire Canadian Vietnamese author Kim Thuy....love her books! Ru is amazing. Happy year of the Ox. 1y
rwmg If a 5 volume family saga set in the 18th century appeals, I recommend 1y
rwmg For a more contemporary flavour, I recommend the Inspector Chen mysteries by Qiu Xiaolong 1y
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The Friend | Nunez Sigrid
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#BookNDinner! Out supporting a local business tonight, and wishing my friends here a Happy Chinese New Year now in case I don‘t see them on Friday 🙂! Accompaniment this frigid and still night: Mongolian grill stir-fry: noodles, broccoli, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, chicken, beef, shrimp, salmon, scallops, egg, cilantro, ginger, garlic, and teriyaki sauce; and some nice hot green tea. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Lynnsoprano Yummy! We‘re doing Korean on Friday for Lunar New Year. 1y
Eggs Yum 😋 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Where do you for book reviews? Or do you not give them much attention? #BookTalk

Skyrimir I don‘t give them a lot of attention unless I‘m hating a popular book, then I look for bad reviews for some validation. 🤣🤣🤣 1y
kspenmoll I usually read them after reading a book if i am interested. I want to respond to the book@on my own.... 1y
Lynnsoprano I don‘t go out of my way to read reviews. I read the Washington Post, so on Sundays I‘ll skim the reviews, mostly to see if there‘s something that I want to add to the never ending TBR 😂 1y
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Crazeedi I get emails from various bookish sites, sometimes that spurs me to read one. Also various litsy posts by people who read books similar to my tastes! 1y
LazyOwl I try not to give them much attention, after I realised there were scathing reviews of some of my most favourite books. My opinion sometimes doesn't align with popular opinion. 1y
rjsthumbelina I get ideas from booktube and list about what I might want to read based on others' reviews. But once I'm actively thinking about starting a book, I don't go looking for reviews anymore. I have found that they can dampen my intrigue or excitement for a book, and sometimes can lessen my enjoyment of it. Anymore, I don't even normally re-read a blurb before diving in! That way the story takes me by surprise 1y
MrT Mainly Litsy, Lovereading.com. The Sunday Times and The Guardian. If its an established author and one I've read before then I take no notice of the reviews. I very rarely take book reviews as 'read' (🤔pun) as a review is so subjective and personal... one person can love a book whilst the next can hate it. Think I'm more swayed by the plot blurb on the cover than the actual writing style and people raving about how good a book is. 1y
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader The summary or what the book is about is more important to me than what people thought about the book. If the subject interests me, then I'll read the book. Mainstream books tend to disappoint me or to be too marketed to my taste, and most of my book crushes are not to the taste of mainstream reviewers (who are plenty). Then, I hate sheeps, so if I was interested in a book, I will read it and make up my own mind. 1y
veritysalter I always mean to, but I feel self conscious of my opinions - I want to do more than summarise the story, but I find I either love or hate most books. When I‘ve done reviews before on Amazon and Waterstones I find I‘m littering them with “in my opinion” or “perhaps it‘s just me”. 1y
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and snowy evening is: mixed greens, cucumber, mozzarella balls, walnuts, and sunflower seeds; with stir-fried green beans, carrots, and mushrooms; in extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with parmesan cheese; with Pellegrino sparkling mineral water. MMMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats. 😎👌🏻

curiouserandcurioser @MrBook Looks yummy:) 1y
LibrarianRyan Hello! 1y
Lynnsoprano That looks delicious! 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! While I was shoveling today, I was listening to an audiobook, which got me thinking about them. Here it is: If you like audiobooks, is there a particular service you prefer? Do you like the cd sets or a playaway? I‘m totally digital now, and I listen to Audible, Libro.fm, and Hoopla. #BookTalk

KVanRead Libby, Hoopla, and Audible if I can‘t borrow it for free 😂 1y
Patchshank I only use Libby. I do have a few from audible I got for free from some of their promotional things. I'm a cheapskate. I won't pay audiobook book prices. 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Patchshank me too! I won't pay either. I use the library apps Libby and Borrowbox. They are both awesome. If I can't get the audiobook on either app then I'll search in them for the ebook, otherwise is goes on my wishlist and I may come across it at a used book store one day. Cheapskate plus. Although I will pay a dollar or two for a physical book at op shops. 1y
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Prairiegirl_reading Libby, Libro.fm and audible but I want to get away from audible. 1y
LibrarianRyan I like hoopla, but lately I‘ve been on Netgallys player. But I hate that they updated the platform and it‘s streaming only. I can‘t download anymore, but there are places I frequent don‘t have cell or internet service. 1y
DGRachel I canceled my Audible account because I‘m trying to avoid putting more money in Bezos pocket. I use Libro.fm, Hoopla, and Libby. 1y
Kimberlone I still use Audible because it is an easy to use and streamlined service, but u have quit and restarted my account so many times. But I try to use Libby or Hoopla first. My sister still listens to books on CD but that is just too cumbersome for me. Unless I can stream it from my phone I‘m not gonna listen. 1y
TheRiehlDeal Libby and Libro.fm. It‘s an awesome feeling not giving a billionaire any money. 1y
Hooked_on_books My library (Libby) and Libro.fm are my main sources. I also sometimes use Chirp books. I don‘t and will not use audible, no matter how good the price. I won‘t support Amazon. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Digital 1y
webhau1 I mainly use the Libby app for audio books. You didn‘t ask for this but I will throw out a good audiobook recommendation The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy. It is read by the author and I really enjoyed it. 1y
tessavi Audible and I have used Librivox for some classics. 1y
Jgotham I use Libby and Star Wars audiobooks are so amazing! Production value is *chefs kiss 1y
rather_be_reading I LOVE Scribd. It is 8.99 a month for “unlimited“ which is normally 8 “good“ audiobooks and then the rest are like “B“ list books. 1y
kspenmoll I use Libby, libro.fm., audible. 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! I‘ve asked this before more generally. Here it is: Are there any types of books you like background music for? I listened to this playlist while reading Lucy Foley‘s “The Hunting Party”, and it worked well for me. 🙂

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Cool idea for that particular playlist! I have music playing in the background all the time. Can't read in silence. The music in the background varies, but it's generally lighter, softer music. 1y
BookishMarginalia I‘m not very musical, so... no. 1y
LazyLibrary No music for me! But I do read with TV background noise, usually something I‘ve seen a million times, like The Golden Girls or Buffy! 1y
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TheSpineView Not really. But I sometimes I do listen to classical music with my headphones to drown out noise so I can read. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Hi! You‘re back! 😁 1y
Vansa Definitely! Specially books where music plays an important part in either setting the context, or a plot point like tagged book and We ride upon sticks. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I usually read in silence or with classical/lo-fi instrumental in the background but sometimes I'll look for music from the country my book is set in for a bit more absorption into that world. Music in short language played low enough doesn't distract from my reading. It might have been you that introduced me to a jazz cafe playlist that works well when I "visit" Paris! 1y
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We had our monthly meeting of #ThePoconoBookClub yesterday! This selection received mixed reviews from members, and that usually leads to interesting discussions 🙂! My accompaniment was: Guinness and chicken pesto pizza. MMMmmmm 😋! Have you read this book?!

JenlovesJT47 This has been on my TBR forever! Thank you for reminding me, I‘m trying to read as many classics as I can this year. Going to whip out my copy and read it this week! 🤗 Hope you are having an awesome weekend! ☺️ 1y
Aims42 Yummy looking lunch 🤤 1y
curiouserandcurioser @MrBook So nice to see you back-we have missed you:) 1y
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MrBook @JenlovesJT47 , me too! I‘m dipping back into classics this year when I can. My weekend‘s great, I hope yours is too 🤗! @Aims42 , that it was 😋! @curiouserandcurioser , thank you! I‘ve missed you and our Litsy Family 😊. 1y
rwmg This is my bookclub's choice for February, meeting this coming Saturday 1y
marleed I‘m reading this month! 1y
wordslinger42 You're back!! That pizza looks scrumptious! 1y
MrBook @rwmg , I hope you enjoy it, such mixed reviews among the book club attendees, lol. @marleed 😁👏🏻🙌🏻! @wordslinger42 , aye on both counts. 😊 1y
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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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Our monthly meeting of #ThePoconoBookClub happened this afternoon, and it was wonderful 😁! It‘s the only one of my book clubs that currently meets in-person. For today, we all read a different book—whichever one we won at the Holiday Book Grab Bag during December‘s meeting. Mine was the tagged book, which I enjoyed. Accompaniment for me was: cheesesteak, sweet potato waffle fries, and Left Hand Galactic Cowboy Nitro stout beer 🍺. 😋

rather_be_reading yum! 🤩 1y
emilyhaldi How nice to have a group that meets in-person 🥰 1y
mommyincolor That cheesesteak looks pretty good! 1y
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TheSpineView Looks so good! I have not had cheesesteak in several years! 🤩 1y
ShelleyBooksie Meal looks delish! 1y
Crazeedi Omg you are making me soooo hungry! So glad to hear you met for a book group. That's so needed 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you enjoy any book subscription services? #BookTalk

rather_be_reading Book of the Month! Going on 5 years I think. 1y
Traci1 I did owlcrate for a few years, but a few months ago I switched to BOTM, and I am so much happier with it. 1y
Jess BOTM and I just ordered The Alignist. I can‘t wait to get my first box. 1y
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ladym30 I am doing Owlcrate. 1y
Leftcoastzen Just joined BOTM in November, in the olden days I was part of Readers Subscription, Quality Paperback Book Club , History Book Club, & One Spirit Bookclub . Never more than 2 at a time.😂 1y
TheSpineView Only #BOTM I already have so many unread books I can't justify another. 1y
Bookpearl I just received a Literati subscription for Christmas and seriously thinking of doing BOTM. 1y
Copwithabook Book of the Month (thanks Litsy) and Audible 1y
Copwithabook @ladym30 do you like owlcrate? I was thinking about giving the subscription as a gift 1y
EKonrad I‘m an ardent fan of Book of the Month! #botm 1y
Crazeedi No just my own choices and desires 1y
ladym30 @Copwithabook I am very happy with Owlcrate. 1y
wordslinger42 I don't get every box, but I love Once Upon A Book Club! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I still have #BOTM but I skip some months 💛 1y
Librarygal08 @owlcrate is my go to ☺️ 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What‘s the best opening of a book you‘ve ever read? #BookTalk

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Once upon a time , in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope bearing inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones. 1y
bookishdawg The Martian ❤️👍🏻😂 1y
Susanita @bookishdawg It‘s hard to beat 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my all time favorites!!!
"Long before we discovered that he had fathered two children by two different women, one in Drimoloeague and one in Clonakilty, Father James Monroe stood on the altar of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in the parish of Goleen, West Cork, and denounced my mother as a whore."
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ‘I like to think I know what death is.‘ National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward. One of the best books I‘ve ever read... 1y
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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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#LitsyHumor post 4/4! 😆

tracey38 🤣🤣 1y
JulietReads Hahaha 1y
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Emergency: Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured | American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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#LitsyHumor post 3/4! 😆

maich 😂😂 1y
Caroline2 😂 1y
SilversReviews I like it. 1y
wordslinger42 This batch of Litsy humor posts are exceptional 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Well done! 1y
TNbookworm 😂😂 1y
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The Patchwork Girl | Larry Niven
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#LitsyHumor post 2/4! 😆😸

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 1y
Susanita Awww. Beautiful kitty. 1y
Caroline2 😆 1y
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Deviled Eggs | Debbie Moose
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#LitsyHumor post 1/4! 😆🍳

Tineke I missed your daily funny posts! 1y
MrBook @Tineke ☺️🤗 1y
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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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#BookNDinner! Forgot to post from this evening! Supporting a local business 🙂! Accompaniment this cold and dreary evening was: shrimp, lobster tail, salmon, mashed potato, cheddar biscuits, unsweetened iced tea, and a salad that was already a delicious memory. MMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Kimberlone Cheddar biscuits 😍 1y
MargaretPinardAuthor That is some feast!! 😚 1y
TheSpineView That looks so good! I have not had seafood in a long time.😍 1y
Caroline2 Yum 😋 1y
VanderAnna Looks so good! 1y
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: While promptings, buddy readings, challenges, etc., are still being rolled out, have you joined any of them, and which ones? #BookTalk

Velvetfur So far I've only joined #Booked2021, and created my own #education21 😁 1y
Clwojick I‘m doing #BookSpin, #Jumpstart2021, #TBRDeckofCards, #FoodandLit and of course the #GoodreadsChallenge. I‘m sure I‘ll be adding more in the coming days. 1y
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wordslinger42 I'm doing the #fairytalereadingchallenge, #fourfoursin21, #bookspin, and a Goodreads challenge to read 175 books 😊 1y
FantasyChick So far I'm in for #bookspinbingo #jumpstart2021 #seriesread2021 #tbrdeckofcards and possibly #fourfoursin21 And the #GoodreadsChallenge of course! I'm sure I'll pick up a few more as the year goes on 😂 1y
NovelGirl82 I‘m going to have a super busy year but one of my goals is to make sure and make time to take care of myself, so I joined #BFC21 (edited) 1y
LibrarianRyan Wayyyyyyyy to many 1y
IamIamIam Doing #Booked2021 and probably #Bookspin to manage all my unread stuff! 1y
Tineke Only bookspin. I enjoy challenges, but I'm quickly overwhelmed. I aim to read a total of 50 books, 8 big books and 34 books I owned before 2021. But those last ones aren't a challenge imo, but more like a guideline. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Probably way more than I should for someone with less reading time right now and a goal of 60 books this year! 😂 I want to complete #Booked21 and then participate in #pop21 #FoodAndLit #AuthorAMonth #SundayBuddyRead and a bit of #ThatsClassic and #FairyTaleReadingChallenge and then #Bookspin to help me manage some of this! I'll hop onto others along the way like #jumpstart2021 #seriesread2021 and the #shutdownreadathon

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TheSpineView I am doing #BookSpinBingo every month. Then a set a goal for GoodReads and of course #SeriesRead2021 that I am hosting. 1y
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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and wet evening is: rotisserie chicken, cheddar mac ‘n‘ cheese, steamed green beans, and a sparkling energy drink (it doesn‘t really give me energy, lol, it‘s tasty way to get some ginseng and other good stuff in me 😁). MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻👌🏻

ValerieAndBooks Looks great!! 1y
TheSpineView Yum! 1y
magyklyXdelish Yum!!! Also I‘ve never heard of that brand of drink! I‘ll have to check it out. 1y
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wordslinger42 That mac 'n' cheese looks incredible 😍 1y
MrBook @ValerieAndBooks Thank you ☺️! @TheSpineView 😋 @magyklyXdelish It‘s different! I like it far more than soda, and it‘s more flavorful than sparkling water 🙂. @wordslinger42 It came out well, whew 😊! You changed your pic 😁! 1y
wordslinger42 @MrBook You can't go wrong with mac 'n' cheese! Haha I did! Something more wintry seemed appropriate 😊 1y
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