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#24in48 #readathon #day1 #stats

3 hours, 33 minutes spent reading

Completed one novel, one graphic novel, and 4 short stories

Read 433 pages

2.5 books left on TBR

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It's 1PM. Finally completed my first hour, so reaching 24 isn't looking good, haha. On the bright side, I've read 3 chapters and a graphic novel, and all books have been great! #24in48 #readathon

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Pumped and ready to get started on my #24in48 #readathon this weekend. Hopefully this TBR will be a winner!! @24in48

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Starting a new book before bed! Excited to finally read this one.

Little_Reader I've been wanting to reread this one for a while! 2y
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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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This book is an interesting reading experience. I almost missed my stop getting off the train last night, it was so engrossing. Looking forward to finishing it tonight! #ihavesomanyquestions

riversong153 I want to read this 2y
Pagesflutter @riversong153 I wanted to read this for a long time, so it was really exciting when I randomly saw it at the library, lol. Maybe your library has a copy too! 2y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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This is how I feel after finishing A Little Life. Any suggestions for recovery books?

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Seating Arrangements | Maggie Shipstead
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This book is about a summer weekend vacation/wedding celebration, and I remember reading it during a heat wave, so it seemed like my best possible entry for the #SWEETSUMMERSTACK contest. Thanks @Liberty for the prompt! I haven't thought about this book in a long time.

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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Hi Litsy friends! Sorry I've been away for so long. Today I feel pretty crummy so I'm just cuddled up on the couch with this book and I think it's just what I needed - historical fiction/romance with a fantasy twist! So awesome.

wen4blu I loved this one! 2y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Taking a quick study break to #dropeverythingandread. April has been a good reading month for me so far!

#aprilbookshowers

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Spent a lot of time listening to audiobooks today - both Furiously Happy and Heartsick. Did a little more paper book reading once my errands were completed - made progress on A Little Life and finished Sookie Stackhouse book 8. Pretty happy with what I've read, and I'm still enjoying my #litsypartyofone! Tomorrow, I plan to bring out the treats.

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#aprilbookshowers #samebookdifferentcover

I picked this example because I'm currently reading it - I was completely satisfied with the black and white US edition, until I saw the incredible UK edition!!

Ottergirl I read the UK version for a book club. The cover is beautiful and embossed. I really loved the book too.... hope you enjoy it as much as me 😀 3y
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Reading progress update:
So far, I've finished All Together Dead and Phoebe and her Unicorn - both picks! Now I'm jumping into A Little Life - book 2, and hoping it won't get too sad before I fall asleep. #litsypartyofone #tobecontinued

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Listening to this audiobook while I do some chores around the house. The sooner I finish, the sooner I can fully enjoy my #litsypartyofone

PS this book is extra creepy to me because it's set where I live, and all the places they list, so far, are real. 😱🙅🛑😵🙀

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Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irne Nmirovsky
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The first 3 that came to mind for the prompt #womenintranslation - I looked for more, but it seems that the majority of my books in translation are by men. I'm glad to notice this discrepancy, now I can try to fix it :)

#aprilbookshowers

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Hmm, favorite sci-fi is so tough to narrow down! This has got to be in my top 3 though. It's almost as fun to describe to other people as Firefly.
#readathonblob #jesuitsinspace #preparetocry

KCorter You sold me at "Firefly". ❤ 3y
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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"This is possibly the cutest book in the world."

DeleteAcct I like her appalled hair 3y
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The Dog Stars | Peter Heller
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A book with an animal in the title immediately reminded me of this beautiful story. Wasn't Jasper the best dog? #readathonanimal

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The Dark | John McGahern
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Posting tomorrow's prompt early, since I'll be pretty busy the rest of this week. I think I have more books #publishedinthe1960s on my kindle, but found these on my shelves. Still need to read Bellow and Borowski. #aprilbookshowers

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Day 5 - not a bad start! I'm not too far into this one, so we will see how it goes. #firstlineofcurrentread #aprilbookshowers

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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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Catching up! Could only find wind and snow for #weather titles. Perhaps, as an Oregonian, I subconsciously avoid rainy books 😹 #aprilbookshowers

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Two days late: My (possibly ambitious) #apriltbr. I will also have an unknown book to read for my postal book club, and a few short library reads coming in soon - mostly graphic novels and poetry. #aprilbookshowers

MooseGurl Some great selections here ... love Secret History and A Little Life in particular 3y
Pagesflutter @MooseGurl I'm glad to hear that! I'm about 25% into both of them right now - ALL is a physical copy and I have Secret History on audio. It is kind of a weird combination, but I'm enjoying them both so far :) 3y
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I read the first two books in this series yesterday. My neck was out of whack, so I was on the couch trying to stay comfortable, and visiting Bon Temps was an excellent way to pass the time. It also definitely qualifies as a hot setting. #bigyellowball

Emilyrjones22 Wish I could experience this series fresh again! ❤️ 3y
Pagesflutter @Emilyrjones22 it's so much fun!! 3y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - this book was remarkable. I stayed up reading until 1AM at the end of the week to see how it would end. From me, there is no higher praise. #readitnow #intenseandimportant #preparetocry

Lacythebookworm I heard an interview with the author on the Bookworm podcast. Can't wait to get my hands on it! 😊 3y
Pagesflutter @Lacythebookworm thanks for mentioning that interview, it was really interesting! Hope you get your copy soon! 3y
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Feeling the pressure - I just realized that March is half over! While my TBR is halfway completed, I have nothing but long and/or difficult books left to read 😬 Time to either buckle down and focus....or go find a fun new paranormal romance to escape with, haha. #MarchTBR #loftygoals

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Waking up slowly this morning with a graphic novel and some coffee. I'm really enjoying this- the premise, art style, and setting help it stand out from the pack. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm the first one to check out this copy, and that's fun too. #supercleanlibrarybooks

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Help: A One-act Play | David G. Grote

Need recommendations from my fellow Litsyans - which EPUB/PDF reader do you prefer? I need something for my laptop that runs Windows 10. Is Ice Cream still a thing? #needmorebooks

melrailey I have ice cream in my freezer 😜 I just use the kindle app on my computer. But my computer runs apps. Does yours? 3y
rubyslippersreads You might be able to get some answers at mobileread.com 3y
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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This book is breaking my heart. Might need to switch to some Calvin and Hobbes before I sleep tonight.

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Harvest: A Novel | Jim Crace
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Reading in bed tonight because the doctor told me to! #wellokaythen #noproblemshere #betterdothistomorrowtoojustincase

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What a beautiful poetry collection. I appreciated it even more after reading the excellent essay about the authors connection to the subject. Definitely want to read more of her prose as well. #bellhooksisatreasure

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I forgot to take a picture of this book before returning it to the library, oops! Book #4 is just as entertaining as the first. I get the impression that Phryne doesn't change much throughout this series, but that's ok because she is awesome. Also, recommendations needed: should I watch the show, or will it spoil the books? #girlpower #internationalwomensday

Christy2318 I only read the first 3 books because I didn't really like them much. I LOVE the show. The costumes, the setting, Phyrne, Dottie & Hugh. Detective Inspector Jack Robinson is much better in the show. I was so sad when I reached the last episode. 3y
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#riotgrams day 24- Since I'm awake after midnight, here's my #rainbowbookstack as well :)

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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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#riotgrams day 23 - Most of my #funnybooks have already been posted, but then I remembered the Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Phantom Tollbooth! Both are excellent examples of the type of wordplay that makes me giggle as I read.

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#riotgrams day 22 - Getting this #bookface shot in with less than 20 minutes to midnight. These are hard!

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Mehso-so

This is a tricky one. I think Lauren Groff wrote an amazing story, but my dislike for the Lotto-focused portion of the book makes this a So-so instead of a whole-hearted pick. The second half was a solid 5 stars, however, and I will be reading more from this author. #teammathilde

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2666: A Novel | Roberto Bolao, Natasha Wimmer
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#riotgrams day 21 -
I can't believe I made it this far into the challenge! This boxed set of 2666 immediately popped into my head when I saw that today's category was #coolspines. I really really love it! I'm a little intimidated by the thought of reading it, however. #seriousbooks #maybesomeday

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Misery | Stephen King
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#riotgrams day 20
I'm not a person that often buys beautiful hardcovers/books as art objects, and I certainly don't have a track record for keeping them in pristine condition, so I was at a bit of a loss thinking about today's prompt. But, continuing with the Stephen King theme, here is a back cover that I felt compelled to buy. #favoritecover

Monique That photo! I'd buy it too X-D 3y
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It | Stephen King
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Posting my #riotgrams a bit early today so I don't forget it altogether. Stephen King has written a lot of dedications over the years, but I particularly liked this one. #greatdedication #themagicexists

myers85 Good dedication and one of my favourite books. 3y
Tillie I love this!!! 3y
Crystalblu @joe_hill (edited) 3y
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#riotgrams day 18-
The nature park is where I do some of my best reading via audiobook. The rest of the time I'm usually here thinking about books. Even in winter, I think it's #somethingpretty.

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Happy Birthday, Mouse! | Laura Numeroff
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#funfridayphoto and #riotgrams day 17 - Tonight I'm wrapping up some birthday gifts for a bookish friend. Can't wait to deliver them tomorrow! #freebie #thankspowells #powellshaseverything #andimeaneverything

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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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The ice cream I made last night was so good, I decided to repeat the experience today, along with another fun book. #steampowered #sassyheroine #startingtheweekendearly

Hooked_on_books The left hand positioning on that cover is a tad...suspect. 😳 (edited) 3y
Pagesflutter @Hooked_on_books ha! I did not notice that. Now I have to go check the other covers in the series. 3y
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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#riotgrams day 16 - My favorite #bookmark also doubles as a line/passage marker. Book darts are amazing! I'm going to need several more tins of these.

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Princeless: Save yourself | Jeremy Whitley
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This was a really fun, humorous, and quick read during my lunch break earlier today. I would love to see it in movie form! Looking forward to reading more of Adrienne and Bedelia's adventures.

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#riotgrams day 15 -
Homemade (and rapidly melting) chocolate ice cream and a book about bookstores were the best #bookishtreats that came to mind.

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The Lions of Al-Rassan | Guy Gavriel Kay
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#riotgrams day 14 calls for #kissingbooks. Here are some of mine getting comfortable in front of the fireplace. My kindle holds many more titles. Thanks to Smart Bitches podcast, @bookriot and @SarahKat84 for all the recs!

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Selected Plays | Brian Friel
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#riotgrams day 13 made me realize I have many pink spines that do not cross over onto #pinkcovers. Here is my much-smaller-than-anticipated pile.

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Outsider | Richard A Wright
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#riotgrams day 12 -
I am trying to take a picture of this spot near my house at least twice per month during 2017, to watch the seasons change it. Here is today's photo, accompanied by my audiobook of Fates and Furies. #outside

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Continuing the #litsypartyofone into Saturday! So grateful that I can relax this weekend. I'm enjoying this book; after watching the SyFy show, I was worried that I would know all the spoilers, but really, the tone and pacing are so different that it's hard to compare them.

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Little Miss Naughty | Roger Hargreaves
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#riotgrams day 11:
The Little Miss and Little Mr. series were always a hit with me. I think my favorite was Little Miss Chatterbox, though I seem to have lost that one :/. It might be time to look into getting one of those boxed sets!

Hooked_on_books I loved these! 3y
bitterbear 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 3y
BeckyD I loved those books. 3y
Pagesflutter @Hooked_on_books @bitterbear @BeckyD Yay! I'm so happy these books were appreciated by other kids too! ❤📚💚 3y
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Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 | Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriquez (Illustrator)
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#riotgrams day 10:
I normally read #comics via my local library, so I when I got to my shelves, I was a bit surprised to see that I owned a smallish pile, but a pile nonetheless! I think Nimona and the amazing Locke & Key series are my favorites so far. Sorry I haven't purchased the latter yet @joe_hill - it will happen eventually!

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#riotgrams for day 9 asks for a character or author with my name. Here is one on my TBR, a few more in the comments.

Pagesflutter More Rachel's I have yet to read: 3y
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DeleteAcct Rachel's are the best! 😉 3y
Pagesflutter @Rachbb3 haha, yes! Can you think of any literary characters named Rachel? I was drawing a blank on them which is surprising, since I've known/met so many in person - it's weird to me that they don't show up in books more often. 3y
DeleteAcct The only one I can think of is My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, but I haven't read it. 3y
Pagesflutter @Rachbb3 good call! I haven't read that one either (yet) :) 3y
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