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Notmacaroniandcheese

Notmacaroniandcheese

Joined April 2016

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I know it‘s not in fashion, but I would love a pair of pants that would keep me covered and warm, even when picking things up. 😤

Slajaunie Me too! 12mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Shameless self promotion of Jane Austen ornament that you can buy on Etsy....

https://etsy.me/2BEjsOL

sprainedbrain That‘s pretty!! 1y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Goals: finally finish this monster before #makemereadit starting in August.
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Feel free to vote here : https://goo.gl/forms/h3JbB4Cr1UQTPMHC3 or comment below!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Rachel has no idea what she‘s getting herself into when she travels with her boyfriend, Nick, to meet his family in Singapore.
So. Much. Irony. This book is quick, fun, and hilarious. Perfect for a summer read.

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Overall a pick. I was expecting an adult book but a lot of the writing and plot elements seemed to lean YA (nothing wrong with YA, it‘s just not what I was expecting). There‘s a lot of info dump and, in my opinion, an unnecessary romance. However, it‘s hard to go wrong with mythology in my book, especially any Middle Eastern mythology. I‘m looking forward to the next book and hopefully more books like this will be published in the future.

Notmacaroniandcheese People who are interested in this book might want the check out The Golem and the Jinni. 2y
DuckOfDoom I also thought the romance was totally unnecessary and a bit weird... Age difference wise at least 🤣 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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The husband has the baby. I‘ve got the basement and comfy couch all to myself. Let‘s finish this!!

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My favorite C.S. Lewis book is on sale for $1.99. Y‘all should snatch it up.

Eyelit Woo hoo! Thanks for the heads up 2y
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The Last Temptation of Christ | Nikos Kazantzakis, Peter Bien
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Here are the results so far for #makemereadit. This is turning out to be a pretty interesting challenge as these results are the exact opposite of what I would have chosen. This is good as I‘ll probably get to read a few books that I would have kept putting off.

But poor Last Temptation of Christ hasn‘t got even a single vote.

Feel free to vote again at https://goo.gl/forms/IR8vmBFChXIagXPq2 or comment below!

Andrew65 Voted. 2y
UwannaPublishme Voted! ✅ 2y
Jess7 magpie murders 2y
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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I
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KellyHerself I almost bought the first book today. How was it? 2y
Notmacaroniandcheese @KellyHerself I highly recommend it, especially if you like mythology. It‘s basically everything I ever wanted in a book. It‘s well written with an interesting and unique plot. 2y
rubyslippersreads I still need to read the first one. 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Naptime = reading time
Naptime regression = not enough mental motivation for reading time

It looks like the City of Brass will stay unopened until bedtime, unfortunately. 😑😤

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Still Waters | Viveca Sten
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Amazon World Book Day 5:/9

Deciding to bail on this one has been keeping me from trying to continue reading through the free books amazon gave out during World Book Day. I felt like I failed in the challenge I gave myself. My opinion, however, has always been that life is too short to read books you don‘t care about and I could spend my efforts better by reading a book I enjoy than one I don‘t. Serious mystery novels have never been my thing.

keys_on_fire I feel the same way! And not only is life too short, but there are way too many books to choose from! 2y
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We, the Drowned | Carsten Jensen
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Alright here are my options for #makemereadit. I‘ve opted for making an online survey as it seems like it would be easier to keep track of the responses.

https://goo.gl/forms/RHdGGA3qwIe2BpkC3

@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Voted ✔️ 2y
rubyslippersreads I voted! 😊 2y
Notmacaroniandcheese Shweet! Thank you all! I‘m excited to get at least one of these “I‘ve been meaning to read that” books off my TBR! :) 2y
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keys_on_fire Voted!! 2y
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InLibrisVeritas Voted! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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@TheReadingMermaid This sounds like a load of fun So, I think I‘ll jump on the bandwagon for #makemereadit I‘ll post my stack during my daughter‘s next nap.

TheReadingMermaid #makemereadit it's so much fun I'm glad you're with us 🤗 2y
Notmacaroniandcheese That typo was so bad! 😵 Can I blame it on a needy five month old? 2y
TheReadingMermaid Haha of course you can! The struggle is real girl! 2y
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I love love love this book. There are so many layers to the story. Is Grace a psychopathic murderer or innocent victim? Is the story presented to us what really happened? What are Grace‘s genuine thoughts? There is so much to pick through. I can totally see this being a reread in the future.

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Restarting this one so that my husband and I can read it together. Middle eastern mythology? Yes, please!

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Emma: A BabyLit Emotions Primer | Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver
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I don‘t post as much as I used to. This is the reason why. I‘m still here and reading when I can, but hopefully, if my efforts pan out, we might have a future litsy user here in the next few years.

Laura317 😍 That is adorable! 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
asiriusreader Adorable!! I hear you about a baby limiting reading/Litsy time! 👶🏻💗 2y
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Amazon World Book Day 4/9

Wow was this book dark. The main character, an 11 year old boy, has lives his entire life in a basement with his family. Terrible things happen and when you think it can‘t get anymore terrible it proves you wrong. It is incredibly well written, however, and if this book sounds like it fits your preferred genre then you will probably like it.

TrishB I have on the tbr! 2y
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Amazon World Book Day 3/9

Definitely my favorite of the lot so far. When I first started the book I was expecting more about an exciting train ride through German occupied Europe. What it actually is is more of a drama akin to Tolstoy. The lives of people in Turkey and France intermingle in the wake of Hitler‘s control of France. It‘s a very fascinating perspective of WWII that I had yet to experience and highly recommend!

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Amazon gave away nine books for world book day. This month I #will be living in a place that has no internet and little to none cell signal. So my goal is to read all nine. Two down. Seven to go.

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The Great Passage | Shion Miura
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Amazon World Book Day 2/9
The Great Passage is a cute slice of life book about those involved with the creation of a new dictionary of the Japanese language. Majime is the closest thing to a main character even though it is not always from his point of view that the story is told. Majime is passionate about words and dictionaries and how he impacts the lives of those arroyos him by just being himself is heartwarming.

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Amazon World Book Day 1/9
A River in Darkness is Masaji Ishikawa‘s memoir on his life and eventual escape from North Korea. Ishikawa was born in Japan to a a Japanese mother and Korean father. Due to their poverty Ishikawa‘s father decided to leave their life in Japan for the hope of a better life in North Korea.
The struggles Ishikawa goes through is heartbreaking and a brittle reminder of the horrors people still go through every day.

Reviewsbylola This sounds so fascinating. 2y
LauraBrook Thank you for reminding me that I have all these on kindle! 2y
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The latest “Adorable Antiquity.” The Ishtar Gate Christmas Ornament. Probably my favorite thus far. https://etsy.me/2H5qDhw

JoScho Love it ❤️ 2y
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Well, it‘s official. I‘ve now opened a folk art meets ancient history Etsy shop. Currently only one item up, but I plan on making more each week.
If anyone‘s interested you can check it out at https://etsy.me/2Hiyysz

DarcysMom Super cool! I followed your shop so I don't miss out on your creations. 😁 2y
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The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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The Moms of Litsy were correct, reading with a brand new baby is easier with a kindle. Welcome to the world Victoria.

Schlinkles Congratulations! 2y
Bookworm83 Congratulations!! 😍😍 2y
Kalalalatja What a cutie! 2y
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Bookzombie Congratulations!! 2y
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Johanna414 Congratulations!! 2y
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DarcysMom Congratulations! ❤❤❤ 2y
rubyslippersreads Congratulations! 💕 2y
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Simona ❤️❤️❤️Congratulations 😘 2y
Suet624 Congrats!!! 2y
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sprainedbrain Awwww. Congrats! ❤️ 2y
Samplergal Congratulations ! And reading.... I'm impressed and bow to you. 2y
jfalkens Congrats 🎉🎊🎉🎊 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
megt Congratulations! 2y
UrsulaMonarch Oh this is just the best! 😍😍😍 congratulations! 2y
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Scythe is a unique take on the typical YA dystopian novel. It is actually more closely related to utopian. What can go wrong when society has become as close to perfection as it can get?

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I know that I have so much more left to read, but reaching Book Two feels like such an accomplishment. 😅

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LOVE!!! This manga was so worth the wait for the library to purchase a copy. This is a charming story of a little girl and the monster who takes care of her. The art is beautiful and if you are someone who enjoys cute and quirky anime and manga, you‘ll want to make sure to pick up a copy.

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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I‘m so close to finishing, but I think I need a break to read other things. I am enjoying it, despite Kvothe, but I can feel myself enjoying reading less and less. I want to avoid another reading rut. Hopefully I can pick it back up before baby is here...

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So, when it comes to reading supernatural stories, especially short stories, I don‘t get scared very often. This one, however, had me horrified.

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I‘m taking a watercolor class at the local library and while I‘m there I notice this book. I know I have other things I‘m reading and goals that need to be completed... but... come on! Look at this cover! I had to get it.

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I mean, I knew I was probably going to give this a good review, but when Fairyland‘s version of Jareth shows up I was compelled to give it an automatic pick.

stargazerblue49 😂😂😂 2y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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#bigbooks2018 The goal is to finish this monster by the time Miss Tori is due to arrive. This gives me 24 more days to work with. Let‘s see how this pans out.

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A book about what the love of books can do for people. For me it‘s hard to really enjoy something written for nerds or people who are interested in a particular activity. These type of stories usually give off a feeling of pretentiousness, but I didn‘t get that feeling from The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. This is pretty much a hallmark movie in a book form. Nothing deep, but it‘s cozy, light hearted,and certainly makes you feel good.

Dragon Great review 😀🐉 2y
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So, this little cutie is coming home at the latest 2/14. While learning how to take care of her I would still love to be able to read, at least for a little bit, every day. However, me and audiobooks do not really get along. Do any Litsy moms or dads have tips on how they still read while juggling parenthood?

DreesReads I always read while nursing, even at 2am! Babies are easy until they can move on their own 😜 (edited) 2y
britt_brooke Such an exciting time!! 💚 My kindle was my savior during night time feedings (especially when I was still breastfeeding). I had a case that would allow me to prop it up on the Boppy pillow. My reading slowed down when both of my sons were born, but I was sure to squeeze in time whenever possible even if it was just 10 minutes here and there. 2y
JoeStalksBeck Awww 👏👏👏👏👏👏 another little bookworm! 2y
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JacqMac I read while mine were eating, too. Those 3am feedings were nice and quiet. You will find little bits of time here and there. Congratulations! 2y
Johanna414 Like already stated, the kindle is amazing for when you‘re up feeding in the middle of the night! As my little guy got older,I made a point of doing a little reading before bed and while he was napping. Keeps me sane! I don‘t know if you plan to go back to work or not, but currently I get most of my reading done during breaks and lunch at work. 2y
Simona I don‘t have any advice, but I want to wish you all the best with the baby and that you will be able to find energy and time for reading 😘 2y
Notmacaroniandcheese @Johanna414 @JacqMac @britt_brooke @AudreyMorris and others who read during middle of the night feeding? What did you do about lighting? I heard from my sister-in-law that turning on a bright lamp would make it harder for them to fall back asleep. Did you use a book light or are your kindles paperwhite? Thanks for your advice too! I‘m glad there are others out there with the same goals! It makes me feel like it is doable! :) 2y
Notmacaroniandcheese @Simona thank you so much for your encouragement! I‘m going to be very nervous during these final weeks and the well wishes definitely help! 💕 2y
DreesReads My kids are in high school, so there were no kindles when they were babies! I used a hall light outside the room I was nursing in (2 kids, 2 different houses, both had a good light!). A bright light also made it hard for me to fall back asleep lol! 2y
JacqMac No e-readers for me either. My youngest is 11. I used a very low wattage bulb in a little lamp. Like a nightlight. It‘s helpful to have a little light for diaper changing and such, too. 2y
Johanna414 I had a Paperwhite. 2y
britt_brooke @Notmacaroniandcheese I have a Paperwhite and just reduced to back lighting as much as I could. And you‘re gonna rock this mom thing. 💪🏻 Even if you‘re reading is reduced a bit at first, it‘ll pick back up. Now that my boys are 4 and 5, I read more than ever! (edited) 2y
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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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This creepy book tells two stories: one in the form of diary entries during the 1980‘s and the other in a series of illustrations that take place in 2017. One girl is tormented by a bully who lives in the orphanage, the other is lonely after the loss of her mother and absence of her father when she notices a mysterious figure outside her window. This book is intended for children, so parents should keep in mind that suicide is part of its content.

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Thank you Lord for Hulu! I just noticed that the BBC made this into a show and of course the local library had 21 holds on the DVD.

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The Yellow Wall Paper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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“Oh wow!” That was my expression after reading this account of a woman‘s decent into madness. I certainly did not expect a short story in the public domain to be this captivating.

Godmotherx5 I was surprised, too. 2y
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of those classic spooky tales that are so engrained in American culture that I‘m shocked when I think that I‘ve made it 25 years without actually reading it. The story is slow going and overflowing with somewhat unnecessary descriptions This is especially noticeable when read with the Serial Reader app. The story really gets interesting at issue 5 and that is what will keep me coming back every Halloween season.

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Buried Giant is a fantasy novel which tells the story of the elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, who journey through a just recently post-Arthurian England to find their son, who they haven‘t seen in years while also trying to regain memories lost with a mysterious mist which sweeps throughout the country. True it‘s slow paced with little action, but I‘m glad I chose this book despite its low reviews, as it has nestled its way into my heart.

annahenke I liked this, too! 2y
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I finally noticed that hoopla put the second volume of I Hate Fairyland and let me tell you, after waiting so long, I was not in the least bit disappointed! On to volume three!

UrsulaMonarch I love #hoopla recommendations- such a great service, but sometimes I have a hard time finding things on it! Stacked! 2y
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Goodnight Mr. Darcy | Kate Coombs
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Saw this at a bookstore over the holiday season and just had to pick this up for miss Victoria. Just five more weeks until we can read it together.

Louise This looks really fun! 2y
Dragon So fun! 😀 2y
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I don‘t think there is a Rainbow Rowell book I won‘t like. This book was a quick light romance and perfect for a thanksgiving trip to the beach.

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After moving to Virginia I realized that I could finally attend the National Book Festival in DC. When I look d up the date I discovered it was that day and that Kelly Barnhill was going to be there. We were able to get there just in time for her signing. It was a very memorable experience. :) "Jessie and Sharon" was supposed to be JessieSharon, but that makes me love this so much more!

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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I love it when my non-reading husband discovers a book that interests him. All of his DnD friends love this series so he's listening to it on our 8 hot car trip. 😍

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Got a lovely package from my sister-in-law for baby Craft. 💕Glad that we aren't the only ones who think baby's library is important!

398.2 Cute! 3y
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What to Expect When You're Expecting | Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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Coming February 8th! 💕

LaurenReads Congrats!!!!🎈🎊 3y
DGRachel Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 3y
britt_brooke So exciting!! 💛🍼👶🏼 Congratulations!! 3y
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Melwilk Congratulations! February 8th is my mom's birthday. She was a teacher, and she loves books 😊 3y
Bookworm83 Congratulations!!! 💕💕 3y
JacqMac Congrats! My first baby was born on Feb 8. It's a good day to have a baby. 3y
Sue Congratulations!! 3y
megt Congratulations! 3y
LeahBergen Congrats!! 🎉 3y
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This was a fun book themed mystery that has kept me entertained during our family vacation. Quirky bookstores and book cults (can I join?) are the highlights of the book. My complaints? This book is basically Ready Player One with all its failings, plus extra homage to Lord Google (who probably payed for this book). I think Sloan initially wanted to capture the charm of books, but ultimately failed, in my opinion.

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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10 months ago I started Anna Karenina on the Serial Reader app. Since then I've taken many breathers, switched media types, and forced myself through descriptions of mowing grass. Despite the struggle, I don't regret this experience. Part of me definitely changed for the better throughout this experience. If long winded classics are not your thing, that's just fine! But if you can push through the boring parts, this book is well worth the read!

Reviewsbylola I really struggled with this one. I have wanted to read it for so long but I think long winded classics may just not be my thing! I'm currently 79% through Vanity Fair and I'm enjoying it more, but like AK it just gets so unnecessarily verbose. 3y
Notmacaroniandcheese @Reviewsbylola yes, there were definitely times when I just had to take a break because I just didn't care about what was going on, like mowing grass. Haha. I think if I just plowed on through without stopping when I needed to, I would have never finished it. I wonder if this is just the modern way of reading? Maybe if I had read it when this style was more prominent I wouldn't have minded philosophical discussions or agriculture. :) 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Lots of books (I know lots of Charles Dickens and definitely the Sherlock Holmes stories) were published as serials in newspapers and magazines ... and not as a massive tome - so maybe serial is really getting us back to an older way of reading. Congrats on finishing! 3y
Lindy I was glad about the grass mowing parts when I read this because the Anna parts annoyed me so much I was just praying for another section on agricultural reforms. 3y
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The count of Monte Christo | Alexandre Dumas
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Finished Anna Karenina last and finally decided my next big challenge book.You know it's going to be a long haul when, after finishing the first issue, it still says you are 0% through the book. #bigbooks17

Reviewsbylola I will say a prayer for you. 😂 3y
Notmacaroniandcheese @Reviewsbylola Haha! Thank you! I might need it! Though from what I can tell it doesn't look to be as bad as Anna Karenina! 3y
Reviewsbylola It doesn't sound like it but I've never read it, so I can't say for sure! 3y
Verity I've read a couple of Dumas' others and they've been a lot of fun even if long. 3y
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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A book within a book. A mystery within a mystery. I had no intention of starting a new book this evening, but needless to say, I'm intrigued. (Plus it came with free tattoos based on the book. That's just cool. 😎)

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