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Readerann

Joined October 2016

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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This wasn‘t an “easy” book to read, but I had to give it 5* for the impression it made and the length of time I suspect it will stay with me. #ToB

Cathythoughts That‘s a good 5 🌟 rating ...I like your reasons 5d
rmaclean4 This book has really stuck with me! Great review. 4d
Readerann @Cathythoughts @rmaclean4 Thanks. I don‘t give many books 5* ratings, but it‘s usually the ones I keep thinking about. This book was fiction, but we all know what‘s happening. I just want to DO something. 😢 4d
rmaclean4 @Readerann I have had the same response. I have been looking into so volunteer opportunities because of this book ...and what is happening in our world. 4d
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The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas
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I enjoyed most of this (although it‘s too long 😏). Milady is quite the villainess. #1001books

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A Ballad for Georg Henig | Viktor Paskov
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Lovely and sad. #1001books

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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I‘m enjoying this book (at least up to page 28), but ‘agglutination‘ and ‘hermeneutist‘ in the same sentence? Seriously? 😐 #ToB

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It bogged down in a couple of places, but mostly lived up to its title. Excellent narration.

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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This was the perfect little book-nerdy graphic novel to finish off my #readathon. I ended up with almost 12 hours of reading/audio time and 712 pages. Next time, I hope to sleep less! #ReverseReadathon #DeweysReadathon

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I love listening to these audiobooks. The narrator does a great job with the different voices. I slept longer than I intended to, but am ready to devote the day to the printed (or recorded) word!
#ReverseReadathon #DeweysReadathon #readathon

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘m about 1/3 into this and really enjoying it. Hope to get a few more reading hours in before snoozing. #ReverseReadathon #DeweysReadathon #readathon #ToB

rmaclean4 How is your readathon going? I just finished my first book and hope to finish another before tonight. 3mo
Readerann @rmaclean4 Yay on finishing your first book! I‘ve been moving between a few different ones, so we‘ll have to see where my mood takes me. 😁 3mo
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Final #24in48 total : 16:47:00.
Not bad, but was hoping for a bit more. I read 3 complete shortish books, listened to 1 on audio, and read part of 3 others (944 pages). Best of all, I enjoyed everything I read. It was great fun hanging with you all. Can‘t wait to do it again! 🥰

julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 3mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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I miss Oliver Sacks and am savoring the last few books of his that I haven‘t read. Hope all you #24in48 people are still hanging in there (at least the ones like me who have no hope of getting to 24 hours, but still have fun trying 😁)! I‘m at 14:26:00.

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1776: America and Britain at War | David G. McCullough
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Spending some quality #24in48 time with a little tea and history. Hope everyone is geared up for the last 12 hours of the reading weekend! I‘m at 11:26:00. Won‘t make it to 24, but that‘s ok.

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Every book I‘ve been reading so far for #24in48 has had death or disease as a major theme. I didn‘t plan it that way! 😫At least they‘ve all been good, including this one. I‘m hoping to get in a few more hours tonight before snoozing. #1001books. ETA: My total so far is 8:36:00.

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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Using #24in48 to catch up on some #TournamentOfBooks reads. That‘s what I love about the #ToB - discovering some gems like this that I would not otherwise have picked up. I‘m at 5 hr 41 min so far.

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My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Hours 1-12 of #24in48: 2 hr 47 min. Now that I got some sleep, I should be able to get lots of hours in today. I‘m quite enjoying this book. #ToB

ChristinasBookChronicles I enjoyed this one too. Read out with my bookclub 🙃 3mo
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Starting off #24in48 with some late night audio. Hope I can last awhile! Good luck to all fellow participants! 😀🤓📚📚👍❤️

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Got the stack ready! #24in48 this weekend and Dewey‘s Reverse #readathon in 2 weeks. I read about 50 pages an hour. Hmmm...😩

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I was surprised to find the main focus of the book was the city of Paris and its architecture. Quasimodo and company seemed almost extraneous. I‘m glad I read it, but I liked Les Mis a lot more. It probably didn‘t help that I read a random freebie Kindle translation. #1001books

Daisey I remember enjoying Les Mis more as well. 3mo
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Mehso-so

The title intrigued me, so I had high hopes. I never felt I could sink my teeth into it, and was happy to be done. #ToB

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Bailedbailed

I gave it an honest try because I respect Marlon James. His writing is just not for me.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Impressive debut by this Native American author. #ToB

Bindrosbookshelf I loved this one ❤️ 4mo
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Well, duh! (This is a New Yorker article.)

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Can now cross ‘The Strand‘ off my Bookstore Bucket List. What a great place! (Visiting my daughter, who is working in NYC for the summer.) The tagged book is my purchase here - I‘m a big fan of DFW‘s writing.

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Loved the writing and was fascinated by the main character‘s life in Moscow. One of my favorites of the March ToB short list so far. I don‘t even know which book won yet. After I get through the list, I‘ll go back and read the results. Better late than never! #ToB

Suet624 Oh, thank you for reminding me to find this book! 5mo
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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Even if we don‘t love a book, I think we often feel better for reading it because it takes us to some knowledge and understanding of lives different from our own. #ToB

Suet624 Exactly. 5mo
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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I had never REALLY looked at trees. I will now. #ToB

Cathythoughts I was going to pass on this one ... but your comment is making me interested 5mo
Freespirit Great book❤️ 5mo
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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Excellent storytelling, although I did have a little trouble keeping track of the characters. I recommend the audiobook, read by the author. #ToB #audiobook

Suet624 Such a lovely book. 6mo
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Think I‘ll read a bit of this one until I have to give up and get some 💤. Hope some of you are still reading away! #readathon #ToB

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Had some interruptions, but now starting this one for #readathon. Looks like it‘s going to be good! #ToB

Mitch Fab mug 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
readingjedi Love that mug 😍 7mo
Readerann @Mitch @readingjedi Thx, it‘s my favorite mug. I bought it at The National Portrait Gallery after seeing the painting. It‘s gorgeous! 7mo
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Samplergal It just came in my library holds! 7mo
ReadingSusan Oh my I love your mug so much!! 7mo
Readerann @Samplergal I‘m really enjoying it! 7mo
LauraBrook That one looks so good! Both the book and the mug, that is. Happy to see you‘re still at it. How‘s it going so far? 😘 7mo
Readerann @LauraBrook It‘s going well, although I never get as many pages read as I want to! Hoping to last for several more hours, but we‘ll see. As you mentioned, advancing age makes an all-nighter extra challenging. 😩😘 7mo
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The Friend | Sigrid Nunez
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Good morning (or afternoon/evening, depending on your location) fellow Readathonners! I am starting off my Dewey‘s RAT with this book in honor of my best friend, who read with me for so many years. I miss her terribly. Wishing you all many happy reading hours! #readathon #nationalbookaward
ETA: I finished this and liked it a lot!

LauraBrook Good morning, RAT buddy! I‘m glad you‘re here - and I‘m sorry I‘ve missed so much in your world while I was gone from the interwebs. She was such a beautiful, sweet girl. 😢💔 7mo
Readerann @LauraBrook Thanks. It‘s tough to say goodbye to our furry kids, isn‘t it? And I totally get the social media break - I think it‘s healthy! ❤️ 7mo
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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My stack for Dewey‘s Readathon tomorrow! (Hey, a girl has to have options for every mood.) 😁 I already started the two on the right, which I may or may not try to finish tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone‘s stacks/updates! 📚📚📚🤓😍 #readathon @DeweysReadathon

BarbaraBB Great stack! 7mo
Readerann @BarbaraBB Thanks! I‘m going to go back and read all your ToB posts once I‘ve read the whole shortlist. I‘m so far behind. 😩 7mo
BarbaraBB Never mind! Just read The House of Broken Angels 😀😘 7mo
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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This one will take me awhile - savoring it. #ToB

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The Golden State: A Novel | Lydia Kiesling
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This is so skillfully written, I felt I was in the main character‘s head (especially since I‘m also a mother and married to an immigrant). I‘m not sure about the ending, but I did like the book. #ToB

Cathythoughts Nice review... I‘m adding to my audible stack 👍🏻 7mo
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My first on The Tournament of Books short list (I‘m attempting to read most of them). Although Hero‘s story should have been fascinating, something about the writing style didn‘t draw me in and I never really connected with her. #ToB

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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This woman is a wonderful writer, but she makes you face some hard truths. Don‘t expect to feel particularly jolly after finishing this.

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir | Marcus Samuelsson
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I don‘t love to cook, but I love READING about cooking. Plus, this guy has had a very interesting life, from being an orphan in Ethiopia to becoming a top chef. It‘s now on my bucket list to go to his restaurant in New York.

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Scottoline published this in 2009. If she only knew! 😂😢😩 #foreshadowing

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I didn‘t quite get this one finished for #24in48, but I am loving it. I ended up with a lot of audiobook time. Final totals: 17 hr 50 min (8 hr 31 min audio, 9 hr 19 min reading), 717 pages. That‘s the best I‘ve ever done! Hope all participants had a great time!

GypsyKat You did great!!! 👏👏👏 9mo
Bookworm83 Wonderful! 📚🎉📚 9mo
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Death of a Village | M. C. Beaton
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Have had to mostly listen to audio today, but am settling in to read now. At 14 hr 13 min so far for #24in48. Congrats to those of you who reach the 24 hours! I probably won‘t ever make it (but that‘s ok).

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Ugh - the time is going too fast! So far I‘m at 7hr 54min for #24in48. I‘m about to have an early dinner and settle in with Michelle for the evening (just starting this one). It‘s convenient that the hubs is out of town! 😁

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At 3hr 55min so far for #24in48 (most of it on audio while watching muted basketball and Australian Open tennis). Hoping to rack up many hours today. 🤞

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A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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This isn‘t in my #24in48 stack because I thought I‘d finish it before today. Hopefully, I can get close to finishing it tonight before giving in to 💤 😴. Happy reading weekend, everyone! 🤓📚📚
P.S. The book is good, but I‘m having a hard time with how the Indians are portrayed. #1001books

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I finally got my stack together for #24in48! I have a couple of these on audio and a few others on the Kindle. I tried to select mostly shortish books I already own that I can fit into my reading challenge (Goodreads Seasonal Reading Challenge). Last I checked, there were almost 2,000 participants signed up. That‘s awesome!
@24in48

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Well, there went most of my Saturday. I couldn‘t put this down!

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Mary Barton | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I didn‘t quite reach my goal of 100 books, but I‘m happy with my reading year. The tagged book is the last one I read in 2018. I liked it, but not as much as ‘North and South‘.

sprainedbrain I need to get to North and South... I‘ve heard so much good about it. 10mo
Readerann @sprainedbrain It IS good! I‘m about to read my third Gaskell on the 1001 list (Cranford). 9mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Just now getting around to posting my Christmas book haul. I may have bought and wrapped a few of these for myself. 🤫😉😁Hope everyone‘s bookish Christmas wishes came true!

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Exceeded my expectations. For the first time, I feel like I really know something about what it was like to grow up under apartheid.

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I love Bryson. His curiosity and humor are right up my alley. The “bathroom” chapter had a lot of “ewww” moments, but it had to be in the book! 😁

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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Since we were in Monterey, I thought it was time to buy and read this. It‘s not my favorite Steinbeck, but with his style and rich characters I can‘t imagine not liking anything he has written. (By-the-way, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is awesome.) #1001books

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The Children Act | Ian McEwan
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Another McEwan hit. I love his writing.

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