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Ruthiella

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Hey reading friends! Shortlist is UP! https://themorningnews.org/article/the-2022-tournament-of-books-shortlist-and-ju... Thanks for the tip @BkClubCare !

Turns out I read the “wrong” books from the longlist. 😆 No matter. My TBR now is set. I‘m just a little disappointed that so many are known to me (Erdrich, Rooney, Groff etc.) Interesting that No One Is Talking About This made it despite losing on the Summer Camp tourney. Whadda ya think?

Chelsea.Poole Thanks so much for the tag. I‘m unfamiliar with quite a few on the list and I, too, read several from the long list that didn‘t show up here. I‘m interested in Trees and still need to read Klara 17h
Ruthiella @Chelsea.Poole I‘m really also looking forward to 17h
AceOnRoam Thanks @Ruthiella 🐓 17h
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AceOnRoam I have read a total of..... 1 😁 17h
Ruthiella @AceOnRoam it‘s a start! 😂 17h
Megabooks Well, I‘ve read 7, have 1 in progress and bailed on another. I‘m surprised Everett made the shortlist two years in a row, but he‘s a very ToB-style author. Now to plan logistically how to read them.😁😁😁 17h
Ruthiella @Megabooks I‘m surprised too about the Everett. They probably threw us a curveball on purpose! 17h
BarbaraBB I am very pleased with the Everett on the shortlist. It‘s gonna be my Zombie! I‘ve read 5 so far, so my tbr is clear now too! 17h
Suet624 Thank you for letting us know about the shortlist. I hadn't heard. Well, I've read three and I have a fourth in my possession. So away I go to read! I adore the TOB. 16h
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Good idea for the zombie vote! It‘s a tough call when one hasn‘t read all the books yet to know who to vote for! 16h
Ruthiella @Suet624 You‘re welcome! I‘ve only read 4 of the 18, so my work is cut out for me! 16h
BarbaraBB It‘s a wild call indeed but they always need the zombie vote quite soon. And it‘s GOOD (edited) 16h
Ruthiella Tag for#TOB and #ToB2022 (edited) 16h
sarahbarnes It happened so fast! And I‘m excited for The Trees too! Just got it from the library this week. (edited) 15h
vivastory It's an interesting list. I've only read a couple. I have a couple more on my immediate TBR. I don't think I'll be following along as closely this time 15h
Ruthiella @sarahbarnes I know! It caught me by surprise! 😅 15h
Ruthiella @vivastory There are some interesting outliers for sure. If I want to be a completist this year, I‘ll probably end up buying a few since my library doesn‘t carry them. 15h
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - I am already trading a few but if I break down to buy more, I‘ll throw 1-2 your way. I can‘t believe I managed 5 from the longlist and NONE move on. And I gave them all 5 stars ✨ 🤣 14h
Ruthiella @BkClubCare I know! 😂 My shortlist prediction skills were equally poor. But at least you had five 5 ⭐️ reads!!! 14h
Lindy Six books I loved are on the shortlist, so it looks good to me. Especially happy to see Patricia Lockwood‘s get another chance. And there‘s one that I bailed on, so I look forward to reading the judge‘s takedown of that one. 😉 14h
Ruthiella @Lindy I didn‘t love the Lockwood (though I did really like her memoir) but it‘s definitely telling that it‘s on the shortlist despite already going through the summer competition (and the Women‘s Prize). It could go all the way and win it! 14h
Well-ReadNeck This definitely makes me rework my TBR!! But I did pretty well - read 12 and will probably read all of the rest except the Sally Rooney 😜 Once again, in agreement with @Ruthiella — didn‘t care for the Lockwood. Not yet sure which will get my zombie vote. 13h
Well-ReadNeck Ok, @BarbaraBB going to read The Trees this weekend, in case it needs to be my 🧟 13h
Lindy @Ruthiella I am always looking to be surprised, and to encounter an unusual voice or style; Lockwood delivered all of that. 13h
Ruthiella @Well-ReadNeck 12 out of 18 is outstanding! In keeping with our mutual reading alignment, I WILL read the Rooney, but frankly am not looking forward to it. I don‘t dislike her but her books do nothing for me. 😅 12h
batsy I've read three 🎉😅 I'm so glad to see When We Cease to Understand the World in there; one of my favourite contemporary books I've read recently. A weird melange of science, philosophy, and fiction that takes you out of the present into different worlds. 12h
Ruthiella @batsy I‘m really looking forward to that one and am glad it made the cut! I first heard about it on the podcast Bookfight. Something makes me think it will enthrall me similarly to a previous ToB contender 12h
batsy @Ruthiella I have a copy of Sudden Death and I've been meaning to get to it! 12h
Cinfhen Ha, only one of the longlist books I read made it onto the shortlist BUT it‘s ECHO WIFE, which I really liked!!!!! So I‘m very pleased about that!! I‘ve read 7 books and own one, which is the Everett!!! I‘m really glad to see the Lockwood but disappointed to see Rooney & Ishiguro, of course not surprised. (edited) 11h
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading The Echo Wife. Klara and the Sun had a guaranteed slot due to winning the Summer Camp competition, but I‘m disappointed by the Rooney title too. On the other hand, the love/hate for her books does make for good commentary. 11h
Cinfhen Ugh, I forgot Klara won 🤪 11h
Cathythoughts Thanks must have a look. I have the Echo Wife ordered & I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻 9h
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts You are welcome! I just read the first two chapters of The Echo Wife - very intriguing! 9h
squirrelbrain I too read the wrong books! I‘d read so many off the longlist, but only 4 from the shortlist! I‘m halfway through Libertie though, and also had to bail on the Meruane due to the subject matter. I think I can get hold of most of them…. 6h
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain I really liked the historical fiction part of Greenige‘s debut novel, We Love You Charlie Freeman, also read because it was on the TOB shortlist in 2017). Libertie sounds intriguing. 23m
BkClubCare @Well-ReadNeck WOW!! Looking forward to your thoughts on The Trees 🌳 I saw some zombie chatter for it on goodreads. No wonder I never remember my zombie choice- I usually don‘t have one. Not enough time now
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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There is an earnest quality to Powers‘ novels that irritates me. I agree with his message of conservation but have trouble with the medium. Single dad Theo is raising a 9 yr old son who has behavioral problems. Animal rights lawyer wife/mom died 2 years earlier. A cutting-edge neural feedback experiment may promise not only a cure for Robin but also bring his wife back to life (sorta). Meanwhile, 🌏 goes from bad to worse. #ToB22Longlist #20in4

Cinfhen Would this work for #HopePunk ??? 5d
BarbaraBB I liked this one a lot but I felt the same about 5d
Ruthiella @Cinfhen It would be a stretch ... For that category I was going to try this book that was recommended by @Centique (edited) 5d
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Ruthiella @BarbaraBB This one was much shorter than The Overstory, thankfully! I did like the interludes where the dad “discovered” new planets for his son. 5d
squirrelbrain Great review! I enjoyed this while I was listening but then, on reflection, had much the same view as you. (And I hated the ending!) 5d
Cinfhen Damn!! I was hoping it would work!! I‘ll look into the book you and the delightful @Centique recommended 😊 Thanks 5d
Cinfhen It actually sounds great 👍🏽 and sci-fi fantasy is usually not my thing 5d
Megabooks I loved this but I can see what you‘re saying. 5d
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain Thanks! He‘s such a smart writer. I just wanted a little more subtlety. 5d
Ruthiella @Megabooks I think it‘s totally a style thing. Have you read other books from him? I‘d be curious to know what you think of them. 5d
Centique @Cinfhen if a sci fi heist is not your thing, this is sweet and short and definitely #hopepunk 4d
Centique @Ruthiella hope you like it! 4d
Cinfhen Thanks @Centique for both recommendations 😘😘how are you?? How‘s my favorite book reviewer #HisElderliness 4d
Centique @Cinfhen all good - I‘ll go do a post about him 😍 4d
BkClubCare Didn‘t make the shortlist!! (Btw, it‘s out!!) 20h
Ruthiella @BkClubCare Wot? Thanks for the update!!!! 18h
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I‘m going to try and complete the shortish Bewilderment for the #20in4 Readathon hosted by the wonderful @Andrew65 . I also hope to make headway in my re-read if Susan Howatch‘s Starbridge series, book no. 5 Mystical Paths and in Rushdie‘s The Satanic Verses, but I don‘t expect to finish either.

Tamra How is Bewilderment so far? 1w
MaureenMc I have the 1st in the Starbridge series. As you‘re re-reading it, I presume you‘d recommend the series? 1w
Ruthiella @Tamra This is my second Powers after The Overstory and I suspect his style just isn‘t for me. Too much message, not enough subtlety. 7d
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Tamra @Ruthiella I can see why. I remembering liking Overstory but not living it. It started out really strong and then just seem to spiral. 7d
Ruthiella @MaureenMc I highly recommend it. Howatch can write a compelling story. I never thought I‘d be interested in Anglican theology and secrets and lies of the clergy. 7d
Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us again 😊👍 7d
MaureenMc @Ruthiella Thanks! I may make this my next new series to tackle in 2022. 😊 7d
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Civilizations: roman | Laurent Binet
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Read for #ToB22LongList . Between a pick and a so-so. I LOVED Binet‘s HHhH but while this had a similar playful style, I thought the alternative history was a little dull. The book is a thought experiment: what if instead of Europe invading the Americas in the 16th century, the Incas invaded Europe? I probably would have gotten more from it were I better acquainted with world history. As it was, I did a lot of googling.

Megabooks I‘m tentatively stacking this! 1w
Ruthiella @Megabooks I‘d like to know what you think of it! 1w
BarbaraBB Interesting. I loved HhhH too but think I‘ll wait with this one until I know the shortlist! 1w
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Tamra Fun premise to ponder. 1w
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I‘m using that strategy for a few other titles myself! I still want to read Binet‘s second novel, however 1w
Ruthiella @Tamra It really is. There another alternate history novel I read a few years ago now with a similar premise, only instead of an Incan invasion, it posits what would the world look like if 99% of Europe had been decimated by the plague instead of 30% 1w
Tamra @Ruthiella yikes! 1w
Cinfhen Sounds interesting. Great review! I‘m gonna wait for the shortlist too, but I‘m still intrigued enough to pick it up anyway. 1w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Since you do a lot of audio, I wonder if it works well in that format....🤔 1w
squirrelbrain I didn‘t love The Seventh Function ( a bit too clever-clever for me) and I haven‘t read HhhH, so this one isn‘t high up on my list. I‘m definitely waiting to see if it makes the shortlist. Great review though! @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 1w
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain Thanks! I think The Seventh Function might be too clever for me too, what with Barthes and all. 1w
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I didn‘t try that one either! 1w
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The Singing Sands | Josephine Tey
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Here are my choices for #CloakandDaggerChristmas . In all honesty, I think I‘ll only manage one, but we‘ll see!

🕵🏼‍♂️Tey = Golden Age Mystery
🕵🏼‍♂️James = Set in a Different Country
🕵🏼‍♂️Maron = Start of a New Series
🕵🏼‍♂️Swanson = Amateur Detective (though I think maybe this is a cheat and a thriller, not detective novel...

merelybookish These look great! And I hear you on not getting everything read but good to be prepared. 🙂 1w
Ruthiella @merelybookish Maybe I‘ll surprise myself and read ‘em all! 1w
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My late #Two4Tuesday. Thanks for the tag @Eggs ! 😀

1. My family is conspiring to cut into my reading time! 😢 I have something I *have* to do all four days. So I don‘t think I will read more than usual.

2. All the things that I eat only this time of the year: pumpkin and pecan pie, roast turkey, green bean casserole, yams, etc. 😋

Cathythoughts Holidays can be busy family times .. I hope you get some reading time too 👍🏻😁 1w
TheSpineView Enjoy your holiday and Thanks for playing 1w
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Not really accurate, but still funny! 😆 #LitsyHumor

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 2w
CarolynM 🤣 2w
vivastory 😂 😂 2w
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batsy 😆😆 2w
RaeLovesToRead 🤣🤣 2w
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My Caravaggio Style | Doris Langley Moore
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A gentle farce with subtle humor but improbable situations (not the least of which what Jocasta ever saw in Quentin!) The story is about a Byron forgery inspired in part as jealous revenge against Byron himself, despite the fact he‘s been dead for over 140 years. And the ultimate fruit of all Quentin‘s efforts? Hilarious!

I am fascinated by the author who founded The Fashion Museum in Bath and designed Hepburn‘s costume in The African Queen. 😮

CarolynM Ooh! I didn't know that about Doris Langley Moore! I will have to do some googling. 2w
batsy The author does sound fascinating! Great review 💕 2w
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quietjenn She seems like such an interesting lady! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting about the author! Will go find out more! 2w
Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn @batsy @CarolynM She seems like she was quite an amazing character! I would LOVE to go to that museum in Bath. I‘ll have to put it on my bucket list. It‘s also (currently) located in the Assembly Rooms ! 😮 Shades of Jane Austen. ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen And she was a Byron scholar, as well! An amazing woman indeed. 2w
Ruthiella @LeahBergen Yes! And self taught. I loved how she made herself a side character in this book! 😆 (edited) 2w
LeahBergen I was tickled by how boring she made herself seem in her cameo in the publisher‘s office. 🤣 2w
LeahBergen Oops! I was typing at the same time as you. 😆 2w
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I love challenges that make me read the books I own to balance out the siren song of the library and new books from thrift and bookstores!

If you also need inspiration along these lines, check out #ROLL190 at @PuddleJumper and sign up for her 100 book challenge in 2022.

It will be tough because I don‘t read much over 100 books a year, but I still wanna try! 😬

PuddleJumper Thanks for sharing! Hope your enjoy the challenge! 2w
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The trouble with reading 5 books at once is that it feels like forever before I finish one and show any progress! 😅 I‘m glad to report I finished these two for #NovelNovember. Master and Commander also is for Nautical November #RoaringWolf for the category “Read a Classic about Sea Life“. Bookworm is also a nod toward Nonfiction November. I enjoyed both books very much.

Andrew65 I can relate to this problem! 2w
Ruthiella @Andrew65 Right? 😅 2w
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Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn ! 😀#Two4Tuesday

1. I hit my Goodreads goal. I still have two books to read for #Booked2021. I‘m doing an online Back to the Classics challenge where I think I‘m gonna be one book short, unfortunately. 😬

2. Tons! I want to read at least one book for Nautical November for #RoaringWolf maybe two?

No matter the day of the week, if you are reading this and want to do this tag, DO IT! 😅

wanderinglynn Ooh, a back to the classics reading challenge sounds fun. 💜📚 3w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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The Fifth Elephant | Terry Pratchett
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@ReadingEnvy I even ran into this world in wild recently when reading Terry Pratchett! 😅

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https://themorningnews.org/article/the-year-in-fiction-2021

Hey! The 2022 Long List for the 2022 Tournament of Books has been announced! I‘m so excited! 😝 I‘ve read 10 of the 68 books. Will any of you be following along in March 2022? #ToB #ToB2022

rsteve388 Thank you I have been googling this for like the last month. So thank you! 3w
Ruthiella @rsteve388 Excellent! My work is done! 😅 3w
Megabooks I just skimmed them, but I‘m going to go back for a closer look later! Thanks for the heads up!! 3w
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squirrelbrain I‘ve read 15 on the list - better than I thought. I only took part in CampTOB last year (for the first time) so I‘m intrigued to see how this works. I‘m trying to have a no-pressure year with challenges in 2022 but I‘m sure I‘ll get involved somehow. 3w
Cathythoughts Thankyou for posting ! Can‘t wait to have a look … and add to my TBR 😂❤️❤️❤️💫 3w
Ruthiella @Megabooks It‘s a lot of books to take in at once. Especially since they include plenty of outliers! 3w
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain 15 books is great! Also, you can totally observe the tournament from sidelines and still enjoy it, I think. Take 2022 to observe and see how you like it. 3w
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts It‘s always fun to read about the books that are completely new to me on the long list! 3w
4thhouseontheleft @squirrelbrain I‘ve only observed #tob from the sidelines but considering getting involved in 2022! (Although not sure how it all works) 3w
KarenUK 13 for me…. Thank for sharing! Got a lot of reading to do! 😉 3w
vivastory Thanks for the tag! I'll have a look later 3w
squirrelbrain We can be newbies together! @4thhouseontheleft 3w
MicheleinPhilly I only did a quick skim but I think I‘ve only read 1. 😬 I do own another 10 or so. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Looking forward to exploring all of the totally new to me titles. 3w
kwmg40 I've only read 1 from the list so far. Looking forward to another ToB! 3w
4thhouseontheleft I've read 4 on the list, lots more reading to do! 3w
Ruthiella @KarenUK I usually try to get to two or three longlisters before the shortlist is announced. 3w
Ruthiella @4thhouseontheleft I try to be fairly relaxed about the longlist...68 books is a lot! 3w
Ruthiella @MicheleinPhilly It‘ll be a good excuse to get to some of your physical TBR sooner rather than later! 3w
Ruthiella @kwmg40 It‘s my favorite reading event of the year! 😅 3w
Ruthiella @vivastory You‘re welcome 😊 3w
Chelsea.Poole Ooohh thanks for the tag!! I have read 13 but have several others on hold at the library/Libby. Several I‘ve been thinking of adding tbr, and this list might be the nudge I needed to pull the trigger! 🐓 📚 (edited) 3w
4thhouseontheleft @Ruthiella it is! I I‘ll be waiting until the shortlist comes out, but I actually have 2 on the list checked out from the library right now! (edited) 3w
AnneCecilie Maybe. I‘ve read 9 and own 1. There‘s also a couple of others I want to read. Then I hope my library will have some once the list is narrowed down. 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag! I‘ve been sooo looking forward to this! I‘ve read only 10! And I am having a few on my shelves. But I‘m off now to devise which ones I‘m going to need a copy of! 3w
BarbaraBB @Chelsea.Poole @KarenUK @squirrelbrain Impressive you‘ve read so many already. I‘ve read 10 but want to read a few more before the shortlist is announced. I am excited to see a new Everett! (edited) 3w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks You‘ve read sooo many of these!!!! 3w
Ruthiella @Chelsea.Poole Totally! I try to read only those I‘m interested in anyway from the longlist and use it as a way of prioritizing. 3w
Ruthiella @4thhouseontheleft I have one checked out now too which made me happy 3w
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB You are welcome! The first thing I do when I get the longlist is see which are available at the library. I wonder what the chances are for Percival Everett making the shortlist a second year in a row.🤔 3w
Ruthiella @AnneCecilie I only get serious about the shortlist because there is no way I could read all 68 by March 2022. 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I have! 😁 but I read a lot of books this year period. 😉 I am very excited to see which make the shortlist. I plan to read the whole shortlist, but I‘ll pick and choose on the long one. 3w
Megabooks I‘ve read 18 and bailed on 3 and have 3 on my shelves unread and am currently on the waitlist for 1 at the library. Not bad! @BarbaraBB (edited) 3w
Suet624 Thank you so much for tagging me. I hadn‘t realized the list was out. I‘ve read eight and I have three more sitting on my table that I got from the library. They all look so intriguing. I love this tournament. 3w
Ruthiella @Suet624 It was only released today. I love this tournament too. Unlike many other book prizes, it introduces me to many books I normally would not be aware of. (edited) 3w
Suet624 You‘re exactly right. 3w
BkClubCare I‘ve only read the #TOBSummerCamp ones. Which is typical. I will spend some time checking the library availability. And guessing!! Which will be on that darn shortlist. 3w
Ruthiella @BkClubCare The Booker winner is pretty much a sure bet to make the shortlist. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing!!! I‘ve actually read 18 & own another 2 which I‘m planning on reading for other challenges in 2022. I never attempt the long list…it‘s LONG 😉😆but I‘m curious about the shortlist!!! I‘ve enjoyed participating in @BarbaraBB version of #ToB challenge 🥰Now off to check out the other 40 books I‘m not familiar with 😁 3w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen 18 read! WOW! Right up there with @Megabooks. 😲 Impressive. 3w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen So impressive, 18 books! I need recommendations as I‘m definitely not going to read all 68 of them 😂 (edited) 3w
Cinfhen I actually have @Megabooks to thank for some of my books!! It was her reviews which inspired me to pick up the book 😍😘so I‘ll continue following Meg for inspiration 🥰 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll have to go back and let you know which of those 18 I enjoyed @BarbaraBB xx 3w
Simona I have read 11 books so far and I‘m planning to read some more from the list, but not the whole longlist. Longlist like that scares me 😳 Thank you for tagging me😘 3w
Ruthiella @Simona You are welcome! I only try to read the complete shortlist. Like you, 68 books is waaay too long for me! 3w
batsy Fun! Thank you for sharing. I am going to *try so hard* to read along this time. Think I've only read about 7 😅 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella this has been a big reading year for me period! I really want to get to 500 books!! I am 35 away as of today. There are three I‘ll tag here that I‘m surprised didn‘t make it. 3w
Megabooks And this one…should‘ve gotten it for your birthday, Barbara…perhaps Christmas 😉 @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @Ruthiella 3w
Megabooks And this one, which I‘m rereading now. I know you weren‘t a fan, Barbara, but it seems very ToB. @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @Ruthiella 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing those 3 @Megabooks I‘m really interested in this one 👉🏽 I don‘t recall your initial review 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen just retagged you in my review! 👍🏻😁 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen check out @EvieBee ‘s review of that one too!! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m definitely going to use a credit if I can‘t find it on #Scribd…thanks @Megabooks 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen you‘re welcome!! 😘😘 3w
Ruthiella @batsy Trying to read the shortlist is a challenge, no doubt. Especially some since there are ALWAYS a few that aren‘t to my taste and are a bit of a trial to finish. 😅 3w
Ruthiella @Megabooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB I agree, the three books Meg noted are real omissions. I also expected and miss Mrs. March and (edited) 3w
Lindy Thanks for posting! I will be following, though I don‘t plan to read everything. I‘ve already read 16 on the list, bailed on 3, and have 3 others lined up for reading in the next month. Best part of this list: the new-to-me titles like the one set in Ancient Sumeria— 3w
Ruthiella @Lindy I also love the discovery aspect of the Tournament! 3w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks @Cinfhen I haven‘t read Nobody Somebody Anybody but had it stacked after your review. Both others I read and are real #ToB books indeed. I haven‘t read your two suggestions either @Ruthiella and will check them out. Personally I really think at least one Charlotte McConaghy should have made it to the longlist. And I expected this one, that‘s on my shelves but I haven‘t read yet: 3w
Flaneurette Woohoo! Thanks for the tag, I do plan on following along, love the TOB. I‘ve only read 8 and am currently reading 2 more. I have more on hand that I hope to get to soon! 3w
Ruthiella @Flaneurette You are welcome! 8 with 4 more coming is an excellent start! I love following the tournament and reading the judgments and commentary. 3w
Well-ReadNeck Welp, there goes my TBR!!! Several that were not on my radar. I‘ve read 33 of 68, so not too shabby. 3w
Ruthiella @Well-ReadNeck 33! Amazing 😲. You might have already read the shortlist! 😜 3w
Cinfhen I liked this one too @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB @Megabooks but I can‘t figure out what makes the list 🤷🏼‍♀️👇🏽 3w
Cinfhen I thought this one would make it 3w
Cinfhen OMG @Well-ReadNeck 🙌🏻 which are your favs???? 3w
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB I think you might like Infinite Country or 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks @Cinfhen I will take note 📝 3w
BarbaraBB @Well-ReadNeck I‘m in awe too and curious what are your favorites?? 3w
Well-ReadNeck @Cinfhen my faves: Nightbitch; We Run the Tides; Whereabouts; A Spindle Splintered; The Other Black Girl; Fight Night and Detransition, Baby (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing @Well-ReadNeck haven‘t heard about this one - curious 3w
Cinfhen And I‘m definitely going to pick up 3w
Ruthiella @Well-ReadNeck @cinfhen I just put a hold on it at my library. It‘s under 150 pages! 3w
sarahbarnes Yes! A lot of books on here I‘m interested in checking out! 3w
Ruthiella @sarahbarnes It‘s always an interesting mix of known and unknown titles for me! 3w
Readerann @Ruthiella I will definitely be following the action! I have only read 1 and own 1 other (but my bday and Christmas are coming up 😀). There are several I want to read and I‘ve added more from the comments here. I‘m trying to remember - does the short list come out in January? Thx for the tag. 🤗 3w
Ruthiella @Readerann The shortlist usually comes out in December, which is good for me because I have to take time off work then anyway. 😀 3w
teresareads I mostly use the long list as motivation to put a few books on hold so I'm at the front of the line for ones I'm interested in if they make the shortlist. I already read 4, had 3 on hold already, and added five more. I don't intend to read the shortlist this year, but I've said that the last couple of years and end up changing my mind every time. 😏 3w
Ruthiella @teresareads I try not to put too much pressure on myself to be a shortlist completist. But I do find I appreciate the judgement and commentary more when I‘ve read the book. But there are books that do defeat me. I‘m glad Peaces didn‘t make it. I‘d have real trouble finishing it. 3w
azulaco I will follow along, although I have found some of the past #ToB picks unremarkable. I‘ve only read one of the books on the long list. Several are on my reminder list. (edited) 3w
Ruthiella @azulaco There are always at least a couple that make the shortlist that I don‘t get on with! (edited) 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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These are the five books I have on tap for the #NovelNovember readathon which starts tomorrow. All are in various stages of completion. My goal is to finish My Caravaggio Year and Bookworm at the very least by Nov. 21. At a stretch, Id like to finish all five but that‘s pushing it! 😅

Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Thanks! 😊 3w
Andrew65 Great to have your with us, good luck 😊👍 3w
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I combo listened (narration by Moira Quirk=fantastic)/ read the ebook. I honestly didn‘t understand what was going on until at least 60% and I‘m still not sure I get all of it, but I loved it! It has aspects of both, but I would categorize it as Fantasy over Sci-Fi. Gideon, a thrall bound to the Ninth House, gets her chance to escape when she becomes the Cavalier to her house‘s Necromancer. It‘s bonkers, funny, touching and incredibly creative.

Laughterhp Just wait until you try and read the second one. That one is even more confusing! 3w
Ruthiella @Laughterhp Seriously? 😂 Totally looking forward to it. I‘m already developing theories as to who is buried in the locked tomb and why they are such a threat to the god emperor...🤔 3w
Centique I had to make myself a list of the houses and who belonged to which, so I could refer back! 😂 2w
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Centique Loved it though! 😍 2w
Ruthiella @Centique I think we are really twinsey 👯 when it comes to SFF! I read ebook/audio combo and definitely had to reference the beginning section where the houses and their cavaliers and necromancers were listed! 2w
Centique @Ruthiella we truly are! 👯‍♀️❤️ 2w
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1. One dream is visiting Wigtown, Scotland or Hay on Wye in Wales to visit all the bookshops there. ❤️📚

2. If it‘s a used bookstore, I usually bring a list of authors to look for, otherwise it can be overwhelming. In first run book stores, I typically only have one title in mind but I definitely eye the new arrivals area too! ❤️📚

Feel like playing? Considering yourself tagged!

#Two4Tuesday Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 😃

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 4w
TiredLibrarian Hay on Wye is a dream of mine, too! 📚😊 4w
Nute You are the second person to mentioned Wigtown. What is it about that place and Hay on Wye? 4w
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Ruthiella @TiredLibrarian Let‘s hope our dreams come true! 😃 4w
Ruthiella @Nute Both of these small UK towns have a particularly high concentration of used and independent bookshops all within walking distance. 😃 4w
Nute Yay! Now both of those places on my destination wishlist!😁 4w
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🍂 1. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright can instantly transport me back to 4th grade. ❤️

🍂 2. I have no particular preference. I‘m an all-weather reader. 😅

🍂 3. Today I am grateful for my local libraries. 📚

Thanks for the tag @erzascarletbookgasm 😃

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs I loved E. Enright, as a young reader!! 1mo
Ruthiella @Eggs I only read two of her books but I loved them to pieces. 1mo
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Leftcoastzen I was reading leaves of grass for the first time riding a city bus . I had one of those weird Blake like mind bending experiences! 1mo
Ruthiella @Leftcoastzen That‘s a fantastic memory! 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead ! A little late but it is still Tuesday in my time zone...

📚1. Solid. I read a reasonable amount.

📚2. I‘m not really up on new releases. I do have, Nobody Somebody, Anybody on hold at the library, which was a July 2021 release...that‘s as close as I can get.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Never too late to play! Have a great day! 😊 1mo
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My Caravaggio Style | Doris Langley Moore
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Hi #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub reading friends. I just wanted to quickly remind you of the planned November 2021 group read: My Caravaggio Style. Plan to read and start discussing mid month, if that works for you.

If other Littens want to join in, please do! Any one can participate. 😃

@LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @quietjenn @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @tamra @sarabellum @BookNAround

Tamra I‘m sorry to have to bail. 😢 I would much rather read the tagged book, but I just started another grad class and the required reading isn‘t nearly as fun. Next time! 1mo
Ruthiella @Tamra No problem! We‘ll be sure to tag you on the January 2022 pick. Hopefully that will work out better for you. 😃 1mo
Tamra @Ruthiella thank you! 1mo
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CarolynM Thank you for the reminder🙂 Lokking forward to getting started. 1mo
Ruthiella @BookNAround These books typically read FAST! It will barely interrupt your planned reading schedule. 😜 1mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM You are welcome! This one seems to be a little different from some previous picks! I‘m excited to get into it. 😀 1mo
quietjenn Thanks for the reminder! Looking forward to it 😃 1mo
Ruthiella @quietjenn I think this one will be fun! 1mo
LeahBergen Yayyyy! It‘s always a good time when the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub reads together! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen It really is! Can‘t wait to dig in and see what this one is about. 😃 1mo
batsy Yes! What @LeahBergen said 🥰 1mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou !! Looking forward to it 😃🎉 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes! Looking forward to it. ❤️ 1mo
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Ultimate Prizes | Susan Howatch
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I achieved my goal of reading one book for the #20in4 Halloween weekend readathon. This was a rare re-read for me. Nevill Aysgarth is an ambitious, married Archdeacon in 1942 when he meets socialite Dido Tallent. She becomes yet another ultimate prize for him to pursue as he desperately tries to keep what he thinks of the undesirable aspects of his personality tamped down. No. 3 in the Starbridge series - Compulsive and emotionally satisfying.

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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I‘ll be taking part in the Halloween weekend edition of #20in4 hosted by @Andrew65 ! I hate Mondays, so I‘m choosing to participate starting Thursday, Oct. 28 thru Sunday, Oct. 31.

All are welcome to participate and post what you‘ve read. Do it! It‘s fun! 😃

I actually finished a book last night and haven‘t really started anything new yet. 😱 🥳 THE SKY IS THE LIMIT! 🚀 I think my goal will be to start and complete one book by Sunday.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
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2nd book for #OutstandingOctober. The last in the St. Benet‘s trilogy. Despite the dated (and I suspect made up) ‘90s slang, this was another satisfying story of redemption from Howatch. I found it surprisingly moving. Howatch has said she‘s a writer who writes on Christian themes rather than a “Christian writer”. She doesn‘t proselytize which I appreciate. Weird slang aside, it‘s compulsive story. I‘m also using it for #booked2021 Heart in title.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
Cinfhen Well done and fantastic review!! I always enjoy your thoughtfulness 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Weird slang, huh?? Interesting … 🤪 1mo
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For all you NYRB readers, if you would like the opportunity to win a year‘s subscription to the NYRB Classics Book Club, listen to episode 11 of the Mookse and the Gripes podcast to find out how.

Also, if anyone is looking for another bookish podcast, I recommend this one. Paul and Trevor discuss books, authors, publishers, reading habits, etc. in an entertaining and laid back style.

LeahBergen Thanks! 👍 1mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen You‘re welcome! And if you enter the giveaway, good luck 🍀. 😀 1mo
BarbaraBB Thanks so much! 1mo
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vivastory I started listening to this podcast a few weeks ago & I really enjoy it. It's definitely added to my TBR 1mo
Ruthiella @vivastory Me too. Pretty much every bookish podcast does. It‘s always a relief for me when I‘ve already read the books! 😅 1mo
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Story of My Life | Helen Keller
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it ❤️ 1mo
EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for participating! 1mo
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The Birthday Cake Book | Fiona Cairns
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Happy Birthday @TheAromaofBooks 🥳 🎂 💕 🥳 ! I normally don‘t get too much reading done in the week but the 50 pages I managed today were for YOU. #BirthdayBash

Gissy Happy Birthday!🥳 🎂 🎉🎊 🎈🎈🎈Wishing you a wonderful, amazing day and some books as gifts📚😉❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you so much for reading with me!!!! 1mo
rubyslippersreads Happy belated 🎂🎂🎂 @TheAromaofBooks 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads - Thank you!!!! We're having my family party this weekend, so I like to think it's STILL my birthday 😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads @TheAromaofBooks I always consider the entire month as my birthday. 😂 1mo
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Lamentation | C.J. Sansom
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My first completed book for #OutstandingOctober. 😃

This is the 6th and possibly penultimate book in the Shardlake series. Our Tudor era lawyer is once again drawn into political machinations when he is asked by Lord Parr to find a stolen manuscript on behalf of his niece, Queen Catherine. Hotheaded Nicholas Overton is a good addition as an apprentice lawyer. As usual, Shardlake doesn‘t know when to let sleeping dogs lie, which leads to danger.

Andrew65 I hope he will be writing more. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
Ruthiella @Andrew65 I hope too that his health allows him to continue writing. 2mo
Andrew65 @Ruthiella 🤞🤞🤞 It is one of the best series set in that period. (edited) 2mo
TiredLibrarian @Andrew65 @Ruthiella Is C. J.Sansom having health problems? I do love this series; so well done. 2mo
Ruthiella @TiredLibrarian Apparently he was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago. I have read elsewhere he intended to take the series up to the Elizabethan era, so hopefully he will persevere and write more. 🤞 2mo
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Don't Panic! | boz4PM boz4PM
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hannah-leeloo I love these comics I follow them on fb 🦖😁🦕 2mo
Ruthiella The are so funny and accurate! Anxious dinosaurs! 🦖 🦕 ❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻😁 2mo
BiblioLitten Aww poor thing💕 1mo
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Who‘s ready for a week long, choose your own goals readathon starting this Saturday? 😃 #OutstandingOctober hosted by @Andrew65 will soon be upon us.

I‘m currently reading two books, Lamentation by C. J. Samson and The Heartbreaker by Susan Howatch, both which are fairly long and will take me into the weekend for sure and possibly beyond.

Let everyone know what you‘ll be reading!

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 I love the C J Sansom books. (edited) 2mo
Ruthiella @Andrew65 Thanks! Sansom‘s Shardlake books are excellent! 2mo
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Mrs. March: A Novel | Virginia Feito
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The Shirley Jackson vibes are definitely here! This story of a mad housewife is unsettling. Prim and proper upper class Mrs. March is unnerved when it is suggested that the prostitute main character in her husband‘s new novel is based on her. But Feito slowly reveals that things haven‘t been right with Mrs March for a long, long time...

I‘m using this creepy novel for the category “book with green on cover” for #RoaringWolf Ominous October.

EvieBee I love this review! I‘ve been on the library hold list for this for what seems forever but the negative reviews were making me consider canceling. Glad I didn‘t as I‘m next on the list! 2mo
Ruthiella @EvieBee I think you‘ll like this Evie. Even though it‘s creepy, it also shares aspects of those novels you like that feature troubled young women who are spiraling out of control. 2mo
Roary47 Ooo that one looks good! 😊 2mo
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Ruthiella @Roary47 It was a good psychologically suspenseful novel! 😱 2mo
rubyslippersreads Those green gloves are giving off Elphaba vibes. 2mo
Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Totally! You are right. 2mo
britt_brooke This was a fun read! 2mo
Ruthiella @britt_brooke I found it very compelling! 2mo
BiblioLitten Ooo SJ vibes😍 2mo
Ruthiella @BiblioLitten I suspect the author was very much influenced by SJ! 2mo
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Oligarchy: A Novel | Scarlett Thomas
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A short novel with a Russian teen attending a low ranked English boarding school. No midnight feasts, instead the girls featured are obsessed with dieting and weight loss. I feel like Thomas was going for satire here but it didn‘t quite land for me. There was also a mystery aspect, but it felt underdone.

I‘m counting this for the Frenemies category for #Booked2021 Fall Edition. That wasn‘t the theme of the book but there were instances of it.

Cinfhen Excellent!! I like when a “random” book fits a challenge prompt 👍🏻 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Me too! 😀 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Any boarding school always has frenemies! (I went to one for five years …) 2mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, it seems like it would be a given among teens! 2mo
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A pick with reservations. This was suitably creepy. It hit all its marks but felt predictable. I wanted something less generic.

Now in an asylum, the story flashes back to 1865, when then recently widowed Elsie visits her husband‘s estate. The decrepit manor has a tragic and haunted past. Journal excerpts from 1635 help fill in some of its history and suggest the family Elsie married into is cursed.

#RoaringWolf Ominous October (Spooky Family)

Cathythoughts Good review! I enjoyed it but agree , it was a bit generic. I love the cover (edited) 2mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts I guess my expectations were a little too high. I rarely read spooky stuff. I googled the companions. They were a real thing, a trend in home decor from Amsterdam in the 17th century. Who knew? 😃 2mo
Cathythoughts Who knew indeed !! 👍🏻😁 very interesting 2mo
Reggie I really liked the creepiness of the moving eyes and how they would just appear in different places. 2mo
Ruthiella @Reggie The author did a good job making them appear malevolent, for sure. 😱 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs ! #WondrousWednesday

🍁 1. I want to read at least one book for Ominous October hosted by #RoaringWolf...maybe two? Definitely will also take part in the #OutstandingOctober readathon hosted by @Andrew65 .
🍁I love squash which is a nice seasonally appropriate vegetable!
🍁Today I am grateful for kind and supportive work colleagues.

Anyone else feel like playing? Consider yourself tagged. 😃

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🎃📚 2mo
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The March: A Novel | E. L. Doctorow
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Read for #Booked2021 Fall edition/Jewish author

This was similar in style to Doctorow‘s masterpiece ‘Ragtime‘ in its depiction of a moment in history told from multiple viewpoints. Not all who join at the start of Sherman‘s march from Augusta GA to Durham NC will finish. As with any novel about war, there‘s a lot of brutality and sadness; some hope too, but we know now the US Civil War would expose a wound which is still not healed to this day.

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I loved Ragtime!!! Didn‘t realize this was a #JewishAuthor 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I adored Ragtime too. No other Doctorow novel has quite lived up to it, but I keep trying!😂 2mo
EvieBee He‘s on my list of authors to read. I own Ragtime. 2mo
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Ruthiella @EvieBee Ragtime is where I started with him. I highly recommend it! 👍 2mo
Centique Ragtime is one of my all time favourite books too @Ruthiella @Cinfhen Nobody IRL seems to have ever heard of it, but to find you guys are fans reminds me again that Litsy is the best place💕😍 2mo
Centique I loved Worlds Fair too by him and I quite enjoyed a couple of others. Must read some more. 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique Indeed! Litsy is where hardcore readers find kindred spirits. 😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique World‘s Fair is on my list! But first I want to reread The Waterworks because I read it over 20 years ago but have no memory of it. I‘ve grown and changed as a reader since then and so want to revisit. 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella I want to revisit Ragtime and Worlds Fair for the same reason - thank you for reminding me. Let me know when you decide to read Waterworks and maybe we could make it a Doctorow month or something? 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique Sounds like a plan! I am pretty open to any time since I don‘t have family commitments like you do. Is there a particular month that works best for you coming up? I‘d totally be up for a reread of Ragtime too. We could make 2022 the year of ELD! 🤔 (edited) 2mo
KCofKaysville @Ruthiella I want to read this too and have a copy. I am always interested in the Civil War. 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella YES! So excited to make it the year of ELD (not that I‘m likely to read all his works or anything!) Do you want to start with reading one in January? I don‘t mind if you want to start earlier - nov or dec is fine for me - or whether we read the same ones or not. 2mo
Ruthiella @KCofKaysville If you‘re interested in fiction about the Civil War, I think you will like this. Some of it is told from Sherman‘s perspective which I found really interesting. 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique Let‘s read The Waterworks in November then. Okee Dokee? Then we can move on to Worlds Fair and Ragtime in subsequent months. 😃 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella excellent! I think I‘ve read it before many years ago too but I do love a reread. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘d love to join you @Ruthiella @Centique on the re-read and his other books but I‘m in a #brainhaze and don‘t want to commit / however if I get my 💩together I may join you!! If that‘s ok??!!? 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Fabulous! We‘ll let you know when we start! 👍 2mo
Cinfhen Perfect!! Thanks 😊 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella I just wanted to give you a heads up that I don‘t think I‘m going to have a copy of the book in time for our Buddy read. We‘re still in lockdown, and it‘s looking like shops and libraries will stay closed till the end of November. I could buy the ebook but I‘d rather get a hard copy to go with my other Doctorows. Don‘t let that stop you though if you‘re ready. 💕 1mo
Ruthiella @Centique No problem. I‘m in no hurry! Let me know when you get a copy. I understand that you want to complete your hardcover collection properly! 💕 1mo
Centique @Ruthiella thank you! 😘 1mo
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Last day of #ForTheLoveOfBookmarks and the prompt is to show where we store our bookmarks. Most of mine are in this mug next to my reading chair for easy access along with pens and spare reading glasses.

A big thank you to @aperfectmjk for creating this challenge! It‘s been great fun! 😃

BkClubCare Are you going to do the Oct photo challenge? So I can cheer you on, of course. 2mo
Ruthiella @BkClubCare Thanks for the support. I have to sit October out. It is a particularly stressful time at work. But maybe November or December? 2mo
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It‘s #Two4Tuesday on Wednesday! 😂 Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead . 😃

1. Nope. Unfortunately that‘s too much of a commitment for me. But I love seeing everyone else‘s posts!

2. I thought I would try to read at least one seasonally appropriate book in October. Hopefully The Silent Companions will arrive at the library soon. 🤞

TheSpineView Wednesday always works! Thanks for playing! 🖤🎃🖤🧛‍♂️🧙‍♀️👻🧡📖📚🧡 2mo
BiblioLitten I have the Silent Companions planned for October too! Apart from Small Spaces 2mo
Ruthiella @BiblioLitten I just got the ebook from the library and the first chapter totally sucked me in! 2mo
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I‘m not much of a seasonal reader but I want to read at least ONE spooky book in October! 🎃 #RoaringWolf

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I‘ve already featured many bookmarks that were gifts from others but this is the only one that‘s a 3-D printed cat! 😻 My sister gave it to me last year. #ForTheLoveOfBookmarks

Leftcoastzen So cool! 2mo
TiredLibrarian How cute! 🐾😻 2mo
Nute Very cute! 2mo
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Traci1 So cute! 2mo
Gissy Cute!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
quietjenn Adorable! 😻 2mo
Ruthiella @leftcoastrighthand @TiredLibrarian @Nute @Traci @Gissy @quietjenn Thanks! I think it‘s adorable too! I ❤️🐱 2mo
Cathythoughts That‘s way too cute ❤️ 2mo
BkClubCare That one is cool! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Beautiful ❤️ 2mo
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My second and last book for Sci-Fi September #RoaringWolf. At under 150 pages, this novella fits the category “Warp Speed” (Read in one day).

This was a sweet, gentle story about a human “tea monk” and a robot. I miss the marvelous alien worlds of the author‘s Wayfarer series, but I did enjoy Sibling Dex‘ journey of enlightenment through their encounter with the robot Mosscap. It was replete with Chambers‘ typical positivity and optimism. ❤️

Roary47 Yay! Great job 😊 2mo
Ruthiella @Roary47 Thanks! ☺️ 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for sharing this ❤️🙏🏻 2mo
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I‘ve already displayed a few reading/book related bookmarks for other prompts; here‘s the rest. #ForTheLoveOfBookmarks

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Reposting the October photo challenge prompts for #Haunted hosted by @Eggs and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks . 👻 🎃🧛‍♀️ Lots of great ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Eggs Thank you 🤗🥰 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 🖤 2mo
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I had to skip the last two prompts and maybe I‘m still fudging it here? I think they are Pop Culture because they riff on (from left to right) a novelty rap song, Roy Lichtenstein and an ad campaign...🤔
#ForTheLoveOfBookmarks

BennettBookworm That one in the middle is so relatable 🤣 2mo
Ruthiella @BennettBookworm Agree! 😂 2mo
Leftcoastzen Absolutely relatable! 2mo
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BiblioLitten Really cool ones! 😁 2mo
Ruthiella @BiblioLitten Thanks! 😊 (edited) 2mo
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🍁 Cooler temperatures!
🍁 Lattes!
🍁 Friday evening!
🍁 My local libraries!

#WondrousWednesday

Thanks for the tag @inlovewithmyshelf ! 😀 Want to play @BkClubCare ?

Cathythoughts All good ❤️ 2mo
Eggs Lovely 🧡🍁☕️🍂❤️ 2mo
BkClubCare I am NOT a fan of Autumnal things. Except pie. 2mo
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I typically don‘t use postcards as bookmarks, but I thought I‘d take this opportunity to show a few from my reading friend @BkClubCare . She likes pie, if you hadn‘t noticed! 😅 #ForTheLoveOfBookmarks

BkClubCare 🥧🌟🎉🐶🐕💌📬 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely !! I love using unused postcards as bookmarks so that I can write the characters down & have a constant list in front of me @BkClubCare 2mo
Ruthiella @BkClubCare Back atcha! 😁 2mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Excellent idea! 2mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - I have more pie cards. (Now I know which ones I‘ve already sent 🤣) 2mo
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“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace” ☮️ #ThinkPositiveBePositive

Thanks for the tag @Eggs ☺️

Tamra Nice 💜 2mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou ❤️ nice one 2mo
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Eggs 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice! 🙌🏻 2mo
Centique I think I needed to read this today thank you! 2mo
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My only coffee/tea themed bookmark. ☕️ #ForTheLoveOfBookmarks

Jari-chan What a lovely bookmark 🥰 2mo
Gissy So pretty!😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Gissy @Jari-chan Thanks! 😊 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Cute! I don‘t think I even have one! 2mo
Ruthiella @Leftcoastzen You‘ll have to rectify that and get one! 😜 2mo
catebutler Love this one!! 2mo
Ruthiella @catebutler Thanks! 😊 2mo
aperfectmjk Very nice! I like this one a lot. 2mo
Ruthiella @aperfectmjk it seems like it‘s a popular one. 2mo
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A Touch of Jen | Beth Morgan
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Mehso-so

I managed a fourth book, just under the wire, for the #SuperSeptember readathon that ends today. The tagged book was a weird one...I‘m not sure if I “got” it? I loved the first 2/3 which are awkward and creepy. Remy and Alicia are a little too obsessed with a former coworker, Jen, and her instagram page. They are most comfortable when pretending to be someone they aren‘t...but then who are they really? But the last third was too out there for me.

Ruthiella Thanks for hosting @EadieB and thanks always to @Andrew65 for setting these readathons up for our enjoyment. 😀 2mo
Leftcoastzen I‘ve got Jen in my hold line at the library, not so sure about wanting to read it & your review is making me think maybe not .😄 2mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Congrats 🎊 for finishing your 4th book 📖 for the readathon. @Andrew65 always has great ideas 💡 which promote having fun while reading! 2mo
Ruthiella @Leftcoastzen Oh please read it! I could benefit from a second opinion! 2mo
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Ruthiella
Untitled | Unknown
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My only food related bookmark. It‘s too small to see, the pictures are of fish in the Atlantic that are edible to humans. 🐠 🐟 #ForTheLoveOfBookmarks

Leftcoastzen Cool! 2mo
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