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WhatThePuck

Joined July 2018

YA addict. Will work for books. Mischief manager of 2 marauders. Audiobooks are my jam. Find me on Goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/WhatThePuck
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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How do you feel about amnesia in characters? Or characters that don't know what they truly are until halfway through a book? I find it annoying most of the time. Especially when everything is spelled out so clearly it's hard to believe they've been in denial their entire life, going out of their way not to believe the signs.

Texreader It feels like a cop out to me to give a character amnesia. It‘s like an excuse to explain every detail rather than working them through a plot. 7d
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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If you don't already own this 5🌟 book, hop on over to Amazon because it's only $2.99!

TheDrunkenLibrarian Thanks for the heads up just got it! 1w
WhatThePuck @TheDrunkenLibrarian awesome! ❤️❤️ 1w
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King of Swords | Nick Stone
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Stone's 2nd crime novel is told from several POVs that bog down the storyline at times. His attention to detail and character building really help flesh out the characters so you become attached and root for them in the end. Max is the bad cop and Joe is the good cop and Solomon Boukman is the bad guy. Max & Joe get tangled up with the Haitian when they start investigating a bizarre case where a tarot card was found in the victims stomach. 4🌟

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King of Swords | Nick Stone
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I picked this up at the library sale a few months ago purely by the cover. I'm more than halfway in and it's just now starting to pick up the pace. It doesn't help that there are quite a few POV & MC's bc of it. The 3 MC are Max, Joe, and Carmine. Max & Joe are Miami detectives and Carmine is a Haitian pimp that's unfortunate enough to be the weak link in Solomon's empire of cocaine smuggling & voodoo killings.

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Hey, hey! This post on Facebook just added 2 more Littens! Welcome @Erayrn and @Ang4873 to Litsy!

I'm currently reading 4 tangible books, 2 Audiobooks, and 2 eBooks. Nothing new to this bunch though. 🤣

@LitsyWelcomeWagon @RaimeyGallant

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 1mo
IamIamIam Yay! Welcome to Litsy!!! 1mo
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Onioons Excellent graph of excellence 💛 1mo
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @Ang4873 @Erayrn 🎉🎊📚📖 1mo
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I've been slugging through my other readings lately. Mostly bc I've read the last 2 from recommendations and a bit of pressure. "You read so much it should only take you a few days to get thru 300 pgs." Yeah, only if I like it. I picked this book up from the library sale last time I was there. This book is the fresh air I needed. I seriously don't want to put it down at night. It's only 307 pgs, it should only take me a few days to finish it. ?

WhatWouldJaneDo Feeling obligated to read something you're not into, even if it's "just" 300 pages, is the worst! Glad you've found something to break the slump. 2mo
WhatThePuck @WhatWouldJaneDo my boss recommended The Screwtape Letters. It's less than 300, I like CS Lewis, and it's not out of my genres; but it is awful. A handful of good take aways mixed in with a lot of prose and meanderings. It's just taking me forever. 😭😂😂 My boss is out of the office today and I thought about reading it while at work just to finish it. 😂😂😂 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @WhatThePuck lol, well if your boss recommended it, perhaps you could claim you thought it was a work assignment? 2mo
Slajaunie Ugh! That is awful. 2mo
WhatThePuck @WhatWouldJaneDo I'm all alone in the office. Who's here to monitor my productivity? 😂😂👓📖📚 2mo
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Book Haul! The last 6 weeks have been an introverts hell. I haven't sat down to read more than a few pages a night since Easter. Therefore I had a large library fine to pay because I forgot to renew the books I hadn't read. Paid my fine, checked out The Screwtape Letters and the boy 2 more books (he's on restrictions bc the fine was mostly his.) Then we checked out the books for sale. Checked 1 off my TBR, and the others on a whim.

BethM Hoping you get more time to introvert! 2mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

Not very impressed with the Grisha series so far. 2.5/5. Alina comes off pretty annoying. She's in love with her childhood friend who is too busy receiving all of the attention from other girls to notice how in love she is with him. Of course until she isn't around any more. She even represses her power as a child so she never has to leave the orphanage and can stay with him forever.

wanderinglynn I felt the same way. 2mo
WhatThePuck @wanderinglynn I added some context, but really the first sentence is all I can really muster for a book I care nothing about. 2mo
Laughterhp I felt the same way as well when I read this book! Especially about Alina! 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks I thought this trilogy was ok—definitely liked the world more than the characters. That being said, her duology, Six of Crows followed by Crooked Kingdom, is excellent. It‘s set in the same world and filled with great characters—Kaz Brekker is one of my all time favs. The story is essentially a heist set in a fantasy world. If you haven‘t read them, I definitely recommend giving the duology a look. 2mo
WhatThePuck @TracyReadsBooks one of my favorites. Which is why I was expecting more out of this book. 2mo
TracyReadsBooks Ah, that must be extra disappointing then. It‘ll be interesting to see how they combine the two series for the Netflix show. I have high hopes. I really like Bardugo‘s worldbuilding. 2mo
WhatThePuck @TracyReadsBooks I keep forgetting the Netflix series! 2mo
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I very rarely say this: the show is better. These 2 are even more insufferable in the books. The first 300 pages were sooooooo sloooooowwww.

Meaw_catlady I really can‘t remember if I bailed on this book or finished it it was that boring. And I‘ve watched every season of the show lol 3mo
WhatThePuck @Meaw_catlady I'm really glad they changed the character's name to Margo in the show too. 😂 I'm behind on my watching. 3mo
IamIamIam LOL, I absolutely HATED the first book but I just had to find out what happened. I ended up totally loving the next 2! 3mo
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JoRead I remember thinking about reading the book when the show came out because I love the show but a couple of friends told me to not even try. They too thought the show was better than the book. How often does that happen?! 3mo
CaramelLunacy I have heard so many people who are excited about the show, but I was really hesitant because of how much I hated the first book and its insufferable protagonists. Maybe I will give it a try after all... 3mo
WhatThePuck @IamIamIam maybe I'll give book 2 a try in a few weeks. I definitely can't read them back to back. Lol. @JoRead not very often! 😊 @CaramelLunacy the show is really great! Eliot & Margo really balance out Q & Alice. 3mo
JenFowler I really loved the first few books in this series (on audio) and not so much the last. I tried watching one episode a long time ago and didn't like how diff it was from the book. Cut to today and I am OBSESSED w/binge watching it! Currently on season 3 episode 8 and it's totally taking over my life.. 😂 3mo
WhatThePuck @JenFowler I am so behind and I keep telling myself I'm going to catch up. I have one more episode of Riverdale and then I'm going to binge watch and catch up! 3mo
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I found this on Facebook today posted by The Progressive Parent, if you want to check her page. It made me think of my preschooler who has requested the tagged book every night for 3 weeks. I even extended our library loan. He's almost memorized it word for word. I'm not sure if every bit of this is true, but I know we all know that reading to kids isn't always about them learning what's on the page. #raisingreaders

CarolynM I agree with all of that. Even before the baby can really register the reality of the book, reading to them provides the comfort of the sound of your voice. 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love this! My 13-month-old loves turning the pages of books—he doesn‘t wait for you to read the words—but I know this is a step in his development. 3mo
Elizabeth2 I read to my kids every day and every night. It was just part of what we did during the course of the day. There were book in their rooms, in the family room, living room and in the basement playroom. Unfortunately, despite all of that reading and how much they loved to read when they were younger, only my youngest is a bit of a reader now (19, 16, 13 & 12). I hold out hope that someday they will be. 🤷‍♀️ Elephant & Piggy were his FAVORITE! ❤️ 3mo
WhatThePuck @Elizabeth2 same. My oldest is 12 and doesn't enjoy reading. The youngest is 4 and loves any form of reading. 🤞 3mo
LoverofLit @Clare-Dragonfly My daughter is at this same stage of turning the pages before I'm done reading. It's eyelid twitch inducing but also adorabla! 3mo
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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The 4 yr old is a bear in the mornings. He typically requests silence on the way to school, that means no music or radio. He'll talk, but prefers the radio off. Today I asked if he wanted to listen to a book instead. YES! I turned on Neil Gaiman's Stardust (he's a big Coraline fan) that I've been listening to. Today he giggled on the way to school bc we met Charming in Faerie. #Gaimanforthewin #RaisingReaders

JaclynW Yay for Gaiman! My kids all love Coraline too! Another favorite of ours for you to try 4mo
WhatThePuck @JaclynW will do! Thanks! 4mo
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The Shadowglass | Rin Chupeco
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Mehso-so

I was really hoping the 3rd and final book in the series would redeem the 2nd, but it did not. The pace that everyone complained about in the 1st book finally caught up with me. I found myself laying my forehead down on my desk more than once while reading this book at work. I watched the percentage read more than I enjoyed the telling of this story. 3/5 ✨(can we get a "meh" sticker?!)

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I met the #booked2019 goal without even trying. It wasn't until I read the lists that I realized I was on track.
🦊 - The Charley Davidson series that I restarted
🦊🦊 - The Sleeper and the Spindle
🦊🦊🦊 - Bridge To Terabithia (love hikes in the woods)
🦊🦊🦊🦊 - The Innocent Man - it's a stretch, but it's been mentioned by podcasts recently.
🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊 - Kealan Patrick Burke (and new to me)
🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊 - Rin Chupeco (had quite a few)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
4thhouseontheleft That‘s awesome! 🎉🙌🏽📚 4mo
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What a 5 star ending to a series.......or is it? Will the next series follow the petulant Osh as he's left to keep watch? I hope!

NoConcernsForCarol I‘m glad to hear this series goes this far and still stays strong I just finished the first book in the series yesterday and bought the second book upon finishing the first. 4mo
WhatThePuck @NoConcernsForCarol I love this series. The 12th book was a little more tedious for me than the others, but it was definitely a strong finish. The Abby Cooper series is pretty fun too if you like this one. Abby is definitely not as snarky as Charley, but they are still fun cozies. 4mo
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I finally finished this yesterday. It still received 4/5✨ from me. Probably would've been a perfect score except my eyes kept glazing with all the coding, programming, and system jargon. And I get that it's all a huge part of the book,but for those of us that aren't tech minded it went way over my head. Here is another to add to the list of #betterthanthemovie and I really liked the movie!

Reagan-reads Loved this book! The movie was good, I agree, but not as good as the book. 4mo
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Can't tell if I'm reading a novel or a very detailed video game manual. I love the actual storyline, but I'm finding all the over detailing of each video game a little tedious.

QueenJen For those of us who grew up in the 80s these descriptions are nostalgic! 😉🥃🕹 4mo
WhatThePuck @QueenJen what counts as growing up in the 80's? It wasn't until recently that I stopped being considered part of the Gen X crew. My eyes just tend to glaze with all the system formatting jargon. 😵🙃 4mo
QueenJen @WhatThePuck I'm probably off the mark then. I enjoyed this book so much for all the obvious geeky reasons. A Lot! It's one I recommend for those that like this genre or gamers who'd be in to the nostalgia. 4mo
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WhatThePuck @QueenJen I like all of the 80's references and the storyline. It really is just when he gets in-depth on programming and formatting. I've never been interested. My computer works and that's all I need to know. 😂😂 4mo
QueenJen @WhatThePuck 😂😂😂 indeed! 4mo
BooknerdsLife @WhatThePuck I‘m not a big computer person too 😂 so all those programming details just flew right over my head 🤣🤣 Really enjoyed this book too...A little more than the movie 😅 4mo
WhatThePuck @BooknerdsLife I just act like those sentences don't exist cuz I they aren't worth my time. 😂 I didn't explain it well in my blurb, but it's really just when he starts talking about programming video games or the software. I'm medical. Let's talk about nasty surgeries all day, but tech is way over my head. 😂😂 4mo
BooknerdsLife @WhatThePuck 😂😂😂 I knew what you meant & Same! I‘m just not super interested in the programming details but te rest of the books is super entertaining 😄 4mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Loved, loved, loved this book. I especially loved that it didn't seem rushed. I know it's a chunkster, but I don't mind when the time is taken to give every character depth. This was definitely a #litsymademedoit read even though it falls in my genre. Thanks for this recommendation! 5/5

sprainedbrain I loved this one, too! I think the sequel comes out this year. 😃 4mo
WhatThePuck @sprainedbrain Goodreads says January. Less than a year-ish, but 2020 all the same. 😄 4mo
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"Look Mommy! A bench for me to look at my books!" Of course I had to take the extra 10 minutes for him to check out his books before he actually checked out to take them home. ???

Readingismyescape Looks like a gorgeous library. 😍 4mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 4mo
Cortg Of course! 4mo
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WhatThePuck @Readingismyescape it should be. It's less than 2 yes old. Their old one was 2500 sq ft. 4mo
Linsy Awwww 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
BooknerdsLife Awwww so precious 💖💖💖 4mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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As you can see I'm only 1% into this book, but I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm excited that I'm having a slow work day so I can tuck in a little more with this book.

Andrea4 I just grabbed this for my flight coming up- figure if the plane ride is 11 hours, I'm going to need to have something to keep me sane!! 4mo
WhatThePuck @Andrea4 keep me posted on how you like it! You'll get more reading done than I will. Lol. Hope you have a good flight! 4mo
Addison_Reads I listened to this audiobook a couple years ago and I still mention it to people. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too. 4mo
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Worst Christmas gift ever for an introvert? Tickets to go see something with a lot of people. At first I was excited bc I thought my MIL bought tickets for my husband and kids and I'd have the day to myself. Unfortunately, I counted 4 tickets soon after. The show was great, but after such a long day I'm ready to cut anyone's tongue out that talks to me or suffocate anyone that breathes in the same air as me. #mentallyexhausted

Becker I feel your pain. 4mo
WhatThePuck @Becker it's been a long week. We've been forced together passed our comfort zones for the last few days. 😂 4mo
hgrimes I know your pain! I hope you can relax tomorrow. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Yep... that‘s happened to me a time or two 4mo
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It was bound to happen. I was just bragging about being 10 books in and still loving the series. Number 12 just isn't as great as the rest. Maybe the revisiting of amnesia even though it is a different character. This one also seems to be more redundant in explanations of previous happenings in other books of the series. (That lengthy, twisty sentence would fit right in in this book)

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I still love this series. A lot of times a series will outlasts a reader's interest. Charley's humor is sometimes childish, but it keeps me smiling. 5/5 ⭐'s.

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Over Sea, Under Stone | Susan Cooper
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Mehso-so

This book was a very slow read for me. The plot was there, the interest was there, but the pace and excitement were lacking. I never found myself saying "just one more page." A lot of times I made myself read further to a stopping point when I would've rather put it down mid paragraph. Lackluster is the word that keeps coming to mind. 3/5 ⭐'s

mcipher I loved these all as a kid, then re-read last summer and was surprised by how kind of boring they are - but loved them anyway because of the feeling they evoked for me. Did you read this now for the first time? 5mo
WhatThePuck @mcipher yes, first time for me. I'm moving on to the second book, The Dark Is Rising. 🤞🤞 5mo
mcipher That one is my favorite - hope you like it more!! 5mo
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xicanti I loved these books SO MUCH when I was 10, and they bored me silly when I tried to reread them in my early twenties. Sadness. 5mo
Onceuponatime I‘m reading this now and came to Litsy to see what people think of it...because Im finding it pretty slow. I‘ve heard people rave about this series and how much they loved it when they were young, but I am about to bail on it. 😢 Have you started the Dark is Rising yet? Is it better? 5mo
WhatThePuck @Onceuponatime I'm not very far into the 2nd one, but it already appears to be faster paced. 5mo
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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😂😂😂😂😂 I love these descriptions!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/the-last-post

@HollieK3

HollieK3 😂😂 5mo
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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this. It definitely shouldn't have taken me a week to finish 350 pages. This book was a hard read in many ways. The content is heavy with Ron Williamson's mental illness. It weighs heavy on you in the way he was treated by everyone involved in his case. It was also a hard read bc of Grisham's flow. He couldn't decide how he wanted to reference Dennis Fritz. He switched back and forth between both names frequently. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

WhatThePuck It felt like he was slogging his way threw some thick mud and he could finally see light at the end of the tunnel. I've only read one other Grisham novel before so I'm not very familiar with his writing style at all. 3.5/5⭐ 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz My dad read this and he thought it was so-so too 5mo
WhatThePuck @Jee_HookedOnBookz I feel like it was written like a power point presentation and less like a true crime novel. 5mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Maybe he just wanted to get the book over and done with😣🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Bookdragon69 I haven‘t read this but I also greatly dislike when an author jumps from first name to last name, throughout a story. 😕 5mo
WhatThePuck @Bookdragon69 he did it in a 2 sentence paragraph. The first sentence was last name the 2 sentence was first name. It's why it became so confusing. 5mo
CourtSmall Didn't even know about this book, I watched the Netflix Show as it came up as a suggestion and that wasn't bad. 5mo
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Came across this while scanning the book aisle. This person clearly has their #priorities straight. I felt this in my soul. 🤣🤣🤣

TheBee 😄 5mo
Christine 😂❤️ 5mo
EmilyM Awesome!🤣 5mo
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Maggie_Reads Bra haul aborted for book haul? My spirit sister, obviously. 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Zelma 🤔😂👍 5mo
WhatThePuck @Maggie_Reads 😂😂😂 it's what I thought too. The bras were $16.99. 5mo
AnansiGirl 😂🤣😂 5mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Hahahahahahahaha #booksoverbras 5mo
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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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I watched this on Netflix and then decided to pick up the book. With each new paragraph about Ron Williamson my heart breaks a little more. His mental health decline is covered thoroughly in Grisham's book. The docuseries mentions it a few times, but not to this extent.

Stephuhhnieee I‘ve been watching this for the past couple of hours!! Had no clue Grisham did a book on it...The whole case beyond craziness. Can‘t wait to read it! 5mo
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A Grave Prediction | Victoria Laurie
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Finished this one last night. I tried to start it Friday night, but the preschooler fell asleep after me. This is book #14 of the series and is strongly evolving from a cozy to a good mystery series. I had my suspicions about the villains, but she had me guessing until the very end.

mcipher I am so behind on this series that I‘m afraid I‘ve forgotten who is who... I did love the half dozen or so I‘ve read though. 5mo
WhatThePuck @mcipher they are fairly stand alone. This one was any way. It made mention of people she's formed previous working relationships with, but it didn't interfere with the storyline. You could probably pick it back up with no issues whenever you want. I haven't read them since 2016. This book wasn't released yet. 5mo
mcipher Cool, thanks! 5mo
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A Grave Prediction | Victoria Laurie
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My kind of Friday night. I'm picking this series up where I left off in 2016 waiting for it's release date. Apparently I was too preoccupied and forgot about it. Fun, light read about a psychic eye and her crazy shenanigans. #fridaynightbookclub

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
JoScho Friday nights with a book are the best 🖤 5mo
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Mehso-so

This book was Helter Skelter with an anticlimactic ending. I thought I was the only one who felt that it was all over the place and lacked the epic ending I was expecting when I checked the ratings for this book on Litsy and GR. Then I start reading the reviews and realized everyone else felt the same. I still like the author's writing style, but it wasn't enough for me to give this book a Pick. 3.5⭐'s

inthegreensandblues Beautiful cover though! 5mo
Naj You're so right. This was not a strong end to the series. There was no explanation or closure for anything. I was so disappointed when I first read it, now I just pretend it's not a part of the series at all. 5mo
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Did I just stop reading to YouTube Billy Ocean?

Yes, yes I did. Who's an 80's kid? 🙋🤷💯

CoffeeNBooks Now that song is stuck in my brain, lol! 🎶 5mo
WhatThePuck @CoffeeNBooks ??? I just came to type "all night long" and now that song is stuck in my head. 5mo
TNbookworm I started singing it as I was reading it😄 5mo
CoffeeNBooks @WhatThePuck lol! 🤣😂🤣 5mo
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This sinus infection is not conducive to reading. I sleep SOOOO much at night now. 🤣🤣🤣 I haven't been able to stay up past 9:30 consistently in 2 weeks. I have 16 hours to read the 2nd half of this book and a week to read 6 others before they're due. #jesusfixit

TheLibrarian Feel better soon! 5mo
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The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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I really wanted to love this book as much as the first. The plot is still there, but the execution is getting sloppy. More than once she used the wrong character's name, her grammar was horrible, and the romance she threw in - 🙄 It was you quintessential YA romance. Boy despises girl, girl despises boy until they both suddenly realize they've been in love this whole time. I'm sticking out for book 3 bc the plot still has me. 3/5 ⭐

Laughterhp She used the wrong characters name? 😬😬 I read the first one and loved it, but totally forgot what happened so haven‘t read the second one yet. 6mo
WhatThePuck @Laughterhp more than once. I'm wondering how much editing and proofreading happened with the 2nd book. Lol. 6mo
Johanna414 Jeez.... I was on the fence as to whether I wanted to read this sequel but I think maybe I‘ll skip it now 6mo
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WhatThePuck @Johanna414 I'm sorry. 😔 It's still a good story line just some of it isn't as solid as it should be. 6mo
Jess_Franzino While I loved the book, I noticed the typos as well. 6mo
WhatThePuck @Jess_Franzino I could've forgiven the typos. The romance really set me off and the typos were added annoyance. 6mo
Jess_Franzino @WhatThePuck I actually like Kalen/Tea, though mostly because of the mislead about Kance, as well as the irony about the prophecy regarding Tea‘s love, which had originally led Kalen to believe that Tea was a threat to Kance. But, I get how the hate-to-love thing can be cringe-worthy, especially in YA. 5mo
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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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My January reads. January started off strong for me. I was hoping to finish 2 of the 3 books I started this week but I've had a head cold that's put me to bed earlier than usual almost every night this week.

EBooks - 3 read/ 2 started
Books - 3 read/ 1 started
Audio - 2 not finished

Total pages read - ~2308 (including books not finished)
Total listening hours - 8(!! About double what is has been the last few months)

Tagged book is the fave.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did awesome! 📚💕 6mo
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1) 8°F/-13°C feels like 8/-13
2) 62°F/ 17°C which it will be Saturday where I am!!!
3) 68°/ 23°. My husband would prefer higher. My heat bill says it should be lower.
4) Rainy in the 60's
5) I don't have a winter favorite. I have a hard time picking favorites. I usually read based on my mood. If I'm in a bad one I need a short, easy read. 😂

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 6mo
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Luckily he has his sister to read to him when Mom loses her voice.

@Whimsical.Curiosity she's wearing a Horton Hears a Who! shirt. 😂

Traci1 Sweet. ❤ 6mo
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WhatThePuck @BookishMarginalia I try. So far he's the only one with interest in reading. Her language and reading comprehension is off the charts but she sees it as a chore. She does like helping read to him at night tho. Now that he's wanting books for older kids maybe I can sneak some in on her. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love this! 6mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Aaawww I love them!!!!! And that is a pretty awesome shirt!! What grade is he? I'll keep an eye out at our local library sales. 6mo
Reviewsbylola This was me last week. My voice was gone for five days. I had to get my husband to yell at the kids for me. 😆 6mo
vaanshere Have to say this @WhatThePuck , Niel is amazing and I am currently reading Norse Mythology! 6mo
WhatThePuck @Whimsical.Curiosity he's 4. She's in 7th 6mo
WhatThePuck @Reviewsbylola this is exactly where I am right now. We have math issues with the oldest and spent over 30 minutes explaining to her how to add and subtract against negative numbers. 🙄 Then I'm expected to read a whole chapter afterwards. Lol. Especially when bedtime requires a lot of yelling. I told my husband he was going to bedtime by himself if he didn't start doing the yelling for me. Then he tried to come talk to me after they fell asleep. 6mo
WhatThePuck @vaanshere I have a few more on my TBR. Norse Mythology is one. I did get a little frustrated with this book last night before I called for my daughter to read. His repetitive use of Coraline's name was driving me crazy last night. Lol. Plus his descriptives. "And then Coraline....... And then Coraline......And then Coraline..." Yes Coraline used a chair and a broom to reach something. One sentence. 6mo
WhatThePuck @vaanshere I know it was just bc I didn't have the energy or the voice to say all of these words that made it frustrating for me bc I didn't latch on to these when I read the book by myself the other day. I'm fact I found his descriptions lacking then. 😂 6mo
ApplesandSpindles Neil Gaiman reading his audiobooks are a divine experience, and one in which might help your voice out. I have a little one too so I understand! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I just did a factory reset on my phone. Hopefully my Pixel will stop turning itself off while I'm trying to use it and not turn back on until I plug it into a charger; even though I have 50% battery life.

I almost had a heart attack bc I thought I signed up with Litsy thru my email. It took 4 attempts before I tried FB and that finally worked. Phew!

BookHoarder32 Maybe you need a new battery? 6mo
WhatThePuck @BookHoarder32 I'd think that too, but it turns back on at the same percentage when it will turn back on. It almost seems like something is glitching when you see it happen. I'll open my text message app and the phone will just go black. Majority of the time it turns back on and I can do other things but when I open the same app that shut it off the 1st time it does it again. The more it does it the less likely it is to turn back on. 6mo
BookHoarder32 Awe, sorry, that's a bummer! 😔 6mo
CrowCAH Phew, welcome back on Litsy! 6mo
WhatThePuck @CrowCAH it was a few intense minutes there. 😂😂😂 6mo
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Mondays are Murder | Tanya Landman
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Anyone else having this kind of Monday today?

I just need to go back to bed. 😆😆

Bookwormjillk Yes, tried to eat yogurt with a fork 6mo
WhatThePuck @Bookwormjillk I wrote the completely wrong name for someone as they were spelling it to me. 6mo
suzie.reads Mondays are the worst for me! The children are always mad, it takes them a few days to settle back into the school routine and then they're off again 🙃 6mo
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WhatThePuck @suzie.reads my dog is like this. 🤣🤣 He gets all depressed when the kids go back to school. My 12 yr old thru a fit this morning bc she couldn't find a certain shirt to wear. 6mo
rustoryhuf “Monday is my favourite day,” whispers rustoryhuf as she hides behind her book. 6mo
WhatThePuck @rustoryhuf Monday's used to be my favorite when I only worked 3 days a week. It meant I had the day all to myself. Not so much any more. Lol. 6mo
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Quick little read tonight. I'll be reading it again over the next several nights since the preschooler has decided to have this book read to him instead of his picture books. He's watched the movie enough he's already pointing out discrepancies. I told him to get used to it. 🤣 I give it 4 ⭐'s. I do feel that watching the movie helped me visualize the scenes better bc I didn't feel the book was very descriptive.

AyaOfSiwa Didn't know there is book. My son watched the movie/cartoon over and over and over. 6mo
WhatThePuck @AyaOfSiwa idk if I knew it was a book when my daughter first started watching it when it was first released. 6mo
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Library book haul! It's been awhile. I also have 2 eBooks checked out. 🤪 At least I chose books less than 200 pages, for the most part. Some of these have been on my TBR entirely too long.

darklydreaming Coraline 😍 6mo
Leniverse The Susan Cooper series made such an impact on me as a child! Real edge of your seat stuff for ten year old me. 6mo
Ingerella Bridge to Terabithia was one of my favorites when I was young. 6mo
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CBee The Last Unicorn 🦄 ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 6mo
WhatThePuck @darklydreaming will be my first Neil Gaiman! 6mo
WhatThePuck @Leniverse I saw the movie first. I enjoyed it so I figure the books are MUCH better. It's been on my TBR since the movie came out. I'm trying to read the old stuff instead of only reading what I just added. 6mo
WhatThePuck @Ingerella it's a reread. Haven't read it since middle school though and I absolutely loved it then. 6mo
WhatThePuck @CBee I must admit that I was not expecting a graphic novel. 😂😂😂 I'm horrible about my research on books before I get them. Oh well. The 4 year old is now interested in reading it with me. 6mo
Leniverse There's a movie based on the Cooper series!?! 😱 I did not know this! When? Is it any good? 6mo
WhatThePuck @Leniverse it's called The Seeker: The Dark is Rising. I think it's pretty good for what it is. Check it out. I tried to look it up and I don't think it's about the whole series. 6mo
CBee @WhatThePuck to be honest, I‘ve only seen the movie 🤭 It‘s a great story no matter what 😁 6mo
WhatThePuck @CBee my kids love it. The 4 year old asked the opthalmologist on Thursday if she was going to give him buttons for eyes. 🤣🤣 6mo
CBee @WhatThePuck 😂😂😂😂 6mo
SleepyDragon I didn't know there's a graphic novel of The Last Unicorn ... I have the novel. 6mo
WhatThePuck @NeesyBeth I'm not a huge graphic novel fan. I've read a few. I thought it was a novel when I requested it. I guess I overlooked it. Lol. 6mo
allureofbeauty I adore coraline 6mo
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The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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1) The Heart Forger, The Raven King & The Old Man and the Sea. I'm still in the first chapter on all 3. 🥺.
2) Hufflepuff! A little on the impatient side tho.
3) The Innocent Man and now I'll be picking up the book by John Grisham.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

HufflepuffGirl90 Hufflepuff Power!! 💛🖤💛🖤😉 6mo
mydearwatson My house on Pottermore is Gryffindor (I manipulated the test. I didn‘t lie exactly...), but I‘m pretty sure I‘m really a Hufflepuff. 6mo
WhatThePuck @mydearwatson I'm apparently a Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw tendencies. On Pottermore I've gotten Hufflepuff twice and they were taken years apart, but on other random test sites I get Ravenclaw. 🤷🤷 6mo
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Erinreadsthebooks The Innocent Man is so good and so infuriating. 6mo
WhatThePuck @Erinreadsthebooks I have mixed feelings about the criminal justice system right now. 6mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💛🖤💛 6mo
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Allegiant | Veronica Roth
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1) Looks like I'm not alone.
2) Depends on if I've been to the store recently.
3) My school's Priest asked me to come up on the alter to show me the correct way to make the sign of the cross. I still do it backwards. It's a mirror image from being taught. I go right first.
4) Freshly washed hair. Shampoo not specific.
5) Purple Raven.
#friyaintro @howjessreads

Slajaunie That book! 😡 6mo
WhatThePuck @Slajaunie I did throw it and A Storm of Swords. But, when I think back there isn't a book a despise more than Allegiant. 🤣 6mo
Susanita Yeah I liked the first two books, but the conclusion just pissed me off. 6mo
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WhatThePuck @Susanita I had issues with the other books too, but Allegiant was the last straw. Her PTSD was ridiculous in the 2nd movie. She bounced back and forth with it. Almost like she didn't originally plan for her to have PTSD and then changed her mind halfway thru and had to edit but missed spots. 6mo
Slajaunie I‘ve never seen the movies. @WhatThePuck 6mo
WhatThePuck @Slajaunie they were ok. I wouldn't spend money to see them. I've seen then on TV before. 6mo
WhatThePuck @Slajaunie my responses are horrible today. My phone updated my keyboard and now it chooses the wrong words for me and I don't notice until it's too late. 😂 6mo
Slajaunie 😂 6mo
sudi I only liked the first book, the 2nd was ok and the third just felt all over the place. None of them lived up to the first one 6mo
WhatThePuck @sudi agreed! 6mo
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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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I loved this book. Reading through some other reviews I see some felt that it wasn't fast paced enough. I'm ok with that. The book starts off in present day with Tea telling her story for a Bard. The longer chapters are for the retelling of her story and then smaller chapters in between for present day. She gives us just enough during present day to keep you hooked without giving spoilers.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ From me.

*Google fan image*

taraWritesSci That's the pace of book I like to read. 😊 Stacked! 6mo
WhatThePuck @taraWritesSci I feel like the little small chapters in between were like a palate cleanser. 🤣 Breaks it up enough to keep the story from becoming tedious. Not that I felt that any of the longer chapters were tedious, but I could see where it could happen. 6mo
taraWritesSci @WhatThePuck Really, it's perfect. A lot of books I've read lately in fantasy and sci-fi are doing similar. 6mo
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Soubhiville Sounds good to me too! 6mo
BookHoarder32 Awesome! I loved the second one more than the first.. hurry up March! 😍 6mo
Schnoebs I forget how beautiful this book is! 6mo
WhatThePuck @BookHoarder32 the 2nd has been added to my TBR! @Schnoebs I have the eBook. 😔 I'm jealous of anyone that owns it. 6mo
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#20thingsaboutme
This was a lot harder than I anticipated. Lol.

@Whimsical.Curiosity your turn. You've been MIA for a bit.

WhatThePuck 21) my kids were calling my mom "Momo" before Stephen King stole it for Doctor Sleep. 6mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck wheeeeeewwww alright, I'll give it a try. Sleeping 11 hours a day leaves little room for anything else lol 6mo
WhatThePuck @Whimsical.Curiosity I slept a lot too. Lol. 6mo
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britt_brooke I‘m from Kentucky (and still consider it home though I left when I was 20), but haven‘t been to the derby either. I‘ve been to Churchill a couple of times for other races. 6mo
WhatThePuck @britt_brooke I've been on Oaks day numerous times. I live 3 miles from the track most of my life. My grandparents have owner's passes from a horse they had in the 80's. 🤣 But, I've never gone to Derby. If rather do a Derby party. 6mo
britt_brooke @WhatThePuck Too funny, but I completely understand. Oaks day would be fun, but derby day seems a bit too crazy for me. We went for the Breeder‘s Cup one year and that was crowded enough for me (and that‘s without the bonkers infield party). 6mo
readordierachel "Momo" is what my daughter calls Elmo ? 6mo
WhatThePuck @readordierachel ours is Mom- O. 6mo
Kaye Good to meet you ♥️ 6mo
readordierachel @WhatThePuck Ahhhhh, that makes sense 6mo
Whimsical.Curiosity I love my shout out! Also so indecisive. Your crazy soccer mom shows and I love it 💕 6mo
WhatThePuck @kaye 🤗🤗💗 6mo
WhatThePuck @Whimsical.Curiosity If you are going to yell things at the kids on the field you should at least know the rules. My biggest pet peeve and I will tell you when you're wrong. Lol. The most common mistake "Johnny! You're offsides!" Me: "Karen, you can't be offside, singular, on a throw in" #snob 6mo
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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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When I made my spreadsheet and added books for this year's challenge I couldn't bring myself to list a book longer than 300 pages. Fast forward to a week later when I forget my current read at work and remembered I recently purchased this one. It grabbed me from the beginning and I'm loving it so far.

BookHoarder32 Love this series! 6mo
tracey38 I have heard this is a greats series! 6mo
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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My husband hates when I have shoes on before 10am and a travel mug filled for the house. It means I'm going into tornado cleaning mode and everyone will feel my wrath. 😂😂 I am having to take a break to find my headphones so I can get some listening in. It's the only way I'll ever finish The Fiery Cross.

mrsmarch I‘m tempted to reread all of Outlander this year. They‘re that good. 6mo
Lauram Oh my. I love how you warn your family of what‘s to come! 😂 6mo
WhatThePuck @mrsmarch there won't be a reread for me ever. ?? I love the books while I'm listening to them, but I also find myself loathing them at the same time. "Can we please move on? I don't need this much detail into how Claire is going to start her period." She takes the most mundane things and drones on and on and on. 6mo
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mrsmarch @WhatThePuck It starts to get better in that respect as more character POVs enter. I think it starts right around Fiery Cross. I‘m looking forward to Tell the Bees that I Am Gone bc of the cliffhanger she left us at. 6mo
WhatThePuck @mrsmarch all of my TBR's for my 2019 challenge are all less than 300 pages so far. Diana has forced me to stop reading huge books. 😂😂😂 I don't even want to think about a book bigger than 500. 6mo
JacqMac I feel the same way about these books. I love the story, but I also hate the amount of detail. I‘m always so proud of myself when I make it through one. Lol 6mo
WhatThePuck @JacqMac Same! 🤣 I read Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches series too and it's the same. She once described a bundle of thread as having 27 colors. She then proceeded to list ALL 27 colors. Why?! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Lol! 6mo
Birdsong28 @JacqMac @WhatThePuck I totally understand what you mean about the detail! I am currently listening to Voyager and there was a chapter all about Claire reading a book ( I appreciate the irony here!) but I just wanted to get on the story. I have found watching the series then listening to the book has helped as I can picture the scene and characters better. Also if I was physically reading the books I would have given up a long time ago! 6mo
WhatThePuck @Birdsong28 I physically read the first book. She's why I even gave audiobooks a try. I couldn't make myself spend another 2-3 months reading the same book. 6mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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All the female characters are strong and rescue themselves in this story. The men in their lives are an obstacle and weak. Each had to overcome her own predetermined destiny and rewrite their own. This book kept me up past my bedtime more than once.
⭐⭐⭐⭐

CoffeeNBooks I'm looking forward to reading this in March for the #BOTMBuddyRead! 6mo
WhatThePuck @CoffeeNBooks March is such a long way away! Can't wait to see what you have to say about it. 6mo
Silvertongue Lovely illustration! I agree—the female characters were awesome in this book! 6mo
WhatThePuck @Silvertongue it's not mine. I almost tagged that it was internet fan art. I do agree about both! Even the minor female characters were strong in their own way. 6mo
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I 💗 these 2. They are the best part of this show. While purging my TBR list I realized I've had this book on my TBR since 4/25/2012!!! 😲😲

ofbooksandme I've read the first one and started the second one a while ago but didn't finish it because of life (not that I didn't like it). It's veeeeery different from the series but I like both. Eliot and Margo are the best! 6mo
Cailey_Mac Honestly Eliot is my favorite 😍🔥 6mo
WhatThePuck @ofbooksandme @Cailey_Mac Eliot and Margo are my favorite. I'm watching season 3 right now and I find myself being impatient for them to change scenes and go back to Fillory. 6mo
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How I wake my 12 year old on the really rough days. 🤣🤣🤣🥀

Readingismyescape I have to try this with my 15 year-old. Um... every day. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 6mo
WhatThePuck @Readingismyescape it's the "wakey, wakey" part that really motivates them. I throw in "eggs and bakey" occasionally. She gets more mad about the false promises of bacon than the water. ??? Sorry not sorry. Mom has a job that she needs to keep and your late night unauthorized shenanigans on the phone aren't going to get me fired. 6mo
Readingismyescape @WhatThePuck Love the “eggs and bakey” part. 6mo
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Yesterday I started going through my ginormous TBR on Goodreads. It's been steadily growing since 2012. Yesterday morning I had 592 on my TBR. I now have 436 and I'm still combing through them. Seeing that some of you do spreadsheets to keep track of your reads for the year I decided to do one for my TBR instead. I only have 180 books logged. 🤪

BarbaraTheBibliophage I do this periodically. It‘s funny how satisfying it is to purge a digital list! 6mo
riversong153 I deleted my whole list in 2018, it was massive and would‘ve taken too long to parse through lol. 6mo
WhatThePuck @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm a huge series junkie and had books there that were part of a series but I haven't read them yet. I decided to just cut them all. If they weren't worth reading consecutively or keeping track of their releases I don't need them. It really has been cathartic. @riversong153 I'm arranging them by genre and likelihood they'll be read. Give me a few weeks and the ones that only get a maybe or less will probably be gone too. 6mo
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Julsmarshall Working on this too! I had books on there from 2008 that I had no memory of why I wanted to read them! 😜 6mo
WhatThePuck @Julsmarshall exactly! If I couldn't remember what the book was about I read the synopsis and half of them don't interest me any more. 🤣🤣 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @WhatThePuck Good strategy! I only add the next book in the series, so I know where I left off. 😎 6mo
Pamwurtzler I did that last year. It felt good to get rid of the clutter, even if it was digital. I do like the idea of only having the next book in the series on your TBR and not ALL of them. @BarbaraTheBibliophage 6mo
WhatThePuck @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks for the recommendation it helped tremendously! I'm down to 280ish books now. I got rid of over 300. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @WhatThePuck Nice!! I wish mine was so small! 6mo
SleepyDragon Whenever I need to find my next read, I look over my TBR, and if a book doesn't appeal anymore, I delete it. I haven't done a massive purge, though. I currently have 168 books shelved as to read, but I haven't added all the ones I've found here on Litsy yet. 😁 6mo
WhatThePuck @jpmcwisemorgan this was the thread when I did my spreadsheet. 5mo
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