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Hidden Pictures: A Novel by Jason Rekulak
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
The Cherry Robbers | Sarai Walker
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The gal at one of my favorite local bookstores who recommended this book described it as a cross between reading Barbara Kingsolver and Shirley Jackson 😍

“A gothic ghost story with a fiery feminist zeal.” 👻
#thecherryrobbers #gothicliterature

Saknicole That‘s a fun description! 5mo
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Camping on the Northern California coast this weekend.
Almost finished with this book. It‘s the story of a friendship of two video game developers that starts as children and continues into adulthood. In college, they create a wildly successful game together that changes the trajectory of their lives. 4/5 stars.

Pogue That is my current read too! We are reading this for a book club in Petaluma. 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Starting off the weekend right with a #TBR stack for the #JubilantJuly #readathon @Andrew65

I‘m in sunny California ☀️ and it‘s currently 6am

Reading Goals:
Hamnet - Historical fiction
Bewilderment - Contemporary lit
The Cherry Robbers - Gothic feminist lit
I will be taking a trip to Tuscany and Florence this fall, so I threw that one in for a little research.

Andrew65 Best of luck, some interesting book choices. 6mo
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“Zott is an unforgettable protagonist, logical and literal and utterly herself…The novel deftly mixes comedy and tragedy, with only one very clear villain: the patriarchal culture of mid-20th century America, the days of which are numbered because of women like Zott. [This] novel achieves the difficult task of being both sharply satirical and heartwarming at the same time.” Historical Novels Review

Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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This is a creepy book 👻 Oh how I love it haha!

I had to wait several weeks for my local bookstore to get more copies in. Apparently they sold out immediately upon receiving their first shipment.

If you like creepy ghost stories and haunted houses, check this one out! #haunted #ghosts #gallant

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Synopsis: A desperate young woman makes a “deal with the devil,” so to speak, who grants her desire and allows her to live free and forever. But the unforeseen consequence of this is that she is unable to be remembered by anyone she sees. For over three hundred years, she lives an invisible life, until one day she unexpectedly meets someone who actually remembers who she is…

Highly recommend! #literaryfantasy

Booklover | Timothy James Bazzett
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My company had professional work photos taken for the whole team!

We each got to do a fun photo with props showcasing our personalities and interests. I chose books, obviously 🤓

ItsAnotherJen That's cool! Great photo! 14mo
Reggie that‘s pretty awesome! Great pic! 14mo
Mollyanna Love it. What a great idea. 14mo
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Bookzombie How cool! 14mo
Jas16 Love this! 14mo
sprainedbrain So cool! 14mo
Avanders Love it! 👏🏽👏🏽 14mo
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A perfect Saturday morning at the cabin. I‘m almost finished with this book, and it‘s possible I may love it even more than A Gentleman in Moscow. Towles is such a fantastic character writer, and this book has a whole cast of them. I have no doubt that this book will be turned into a movie or tv mini-series. It‘s a story too good not to be told on the screen. #thelincolnhighway #amortowles #contemporaryliterature

AmyG I am only 25 pages in and I just know, just feel….it‘s going to be wonderful. 1y
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Only a few chapters in and can‘t put it down! #amortowles #thelincolnhighway #contemporaryfiction #literature

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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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Hi friends, stay safe out there 💛

I decided some science fiction might be a nice read at the moment. A break from our current reality. And some wine, of course 😋

#scifi #sciencefiction #leviathanwakes #theexpanse

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Sometimes you read the perfect book at the perfect time, and that book shines a light on the hidden feelings within you that you haven‘t even really acknowledged or come to terms with. 2019 has been an emotional year for me, with the ending of my 10 year marriage, and the beginning of moving into a new and unknown chapter. This book captures so many of my feelings about marriage and relationships in ways I never knew how to put to words. 5 stars.

Louise It really is great when we find the perfect book right when we need it! Wishing you strength and joy, Vanessa, as you forge a new path forward. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 3y
Crazeedi Leaving is always hard, and I send my heartfelt prayer you find peace and a healing in the new year❤ 3y
YouReadMyEyes @Louise and @Crazeedi Thank you both for your kind words 😊 💛 3y
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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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Loving this one - can‘t put it down!

Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

#theescaperoom #screamathon #thriller #audiobook

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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On vacation in the most darling town, #Portsmouth, #NewHampshire, and this is the view from my hotel balcony.

Found a local bookstore and picked up #HowNotToDieAlone because I‘m in the mood for something charming and witty.

Spent the last week with my mom exploring Maine and New Hampshire. Just two California girls who found themselves falling in love with the east coast on this trip. 🦞 🌊 🍁

JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful, but chilly, I‘m guessing. 3y
Nute I like everything about this post! 3y
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Hi Littens!

Wow, it‘s been a minute. I‘m back and doing tremendously better 😄

Is anyone else reading this? I just read the prologue 🤯 holy cow, read the prologue and then tell me that you don‘t want to read this book!!

#threewomen #nonfiction #sexuality #feminism #women

Jeannineth Lol. I just picked it up yesterday. It was calling my name. 4y
Meghan1 I am almost finished. I love it, but have so many feelings about it! 4y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Hi Littens 👋🏼 I‘ve missed you all.

I‘ve had a lot going on lately. After months of not being able to work due to severe eye problems, I‘m finally back in action with a new job (which I love) and much improved eyes.

I‘m in #WalnutCreek #California tonight for work, and taking advantage of the 80 degree weather and hotel balcony.

So happy to be back to normal (haha, well as much as possible). Bring on the books!

Eggs Beautiful view! Welcome back 🤗💗🌺 4y
Texreader Welcome back!! Hope things continue to go well for you now 4y
Clwojick Those mountains in the background hardly look real 🤗 4y
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CarolynM Nice to see you back👋🙂 4y
YouReadMyEyes Thank you so much for your kind messages @Texreader @Eggs @Clwojick @CarolynM 4y
vumblereads Congratulations on the new job! My vision is so important to me, I‘m glad your eyes are better! 4y
YouReadMyEyes @vumblereads Thank you 😊 4y
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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It‘s my birthday month and I‘m vowing to post at least once every day this entire month!

2/1/19 My first post is about The Library Book. Just picked up a copy at my fav local bookstore, Face In A Book.

Part true crime, part history, part mystery, I‘m told The Library Book is a love letter to public libraries and is the book that every book lover should read this year.

#februarytbr #birthdaymonth #35lookalive #nonfiction #thelibrarybook

JackOBotts First - love the name of the book store. Second - this book sounds fascinating, doesn‘t it?! I picked up a copy last week. Enjoy! 📚 4y
sherrynuts I can‘t wait to read this! 4y
Kimberlone Just ordered this as my add-on for #BOTM this month! 4y
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tournevis I almost bought it today, but at 35$, it would have blown my book budget on the first day. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz This is a great book! 4y
Bradleygirl Kewl! I'm into this one too and my birthday's tomorrow ✊ 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Bradleygirl Happy almost birthday! 4y
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎊❣️❣️ 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Eggs Thank you! 😊 (edited) 4y
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One more...I can‘t help it 🤣🤣🤣

#sorrynotsorry #harrypotter #humor #lol

Reggie Lolol 4y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣💙💙 4y
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Oh my gosh, this book, I am rotf 😂😂😂

I love finding these random books that make me laugh out loud.

#OnlyinLA #Cali #OverheardLA

bewareofwords That looks hilarious! I follow their account on Instagram, and their posts totally crack me up 😂 4y
GingerAntics I do both when I‘m happy...in fact, both make me happy. 4y
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#BOTM let‘s do this! I‘m back to reading physical books again. Have to watch it by taking breaks and using eye drops, but it‘s worth it. I love feeling a book, reading it and holding it. Let‘s hope my eyes keep improving!

Freespirit I hope your eyes get better...they are so precious aren't they 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Freespirit thank you so much. They sure are! 4y
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😍❤️😍❤️ LOVE THIS BOOK❤️😍❤️😍

This book - wow! Incredible characters and a smart, funny, yet heartbreaking story. What‘s not to love?? This author‘s writing reminds me of John Irving‘s earlier works, which makes sense considering he dedicated the book to Irving. I highly recommend this to literary fiction fans!

#theheartsinvisiblefuries #literaryfiction #fiction #johnboyne #irishliterature #irish

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My #24in48 #readathon mug - first lines from famous literature ☕️

I‘ve had some serious eye problems lately, so most of my reading this weekend will be audiobooks, but that‘s okay. I wasn‘t going to let anything stop me from participating in my favorite Readathon!

Thankfully, my eyes are significantly better and my vision is almost back to normal. 🙏🏼

Current reads:
The Night Tiger
The Heart‘s Invisible Furies

#24in48readathon #24b4monday

TheBookgeekFrau LOVE that mug!! 😍❤️😍 4y
CSeydel That is such a great mug! 4y
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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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#2019 reading goals

Well, my eyes are slowly getting better. All tests and MRI came back normal, so Dr.‘s think it‘s an extreme dry eye flare up caused by overexertion and dry weather/CA smoke. Dry eye is very common, but this severe of a flare up is rare.

Still on steroid drops and limiting computer and reading time. It will be a few more weeks until fully healed. Going forward, I need to use eyedrops daily and take lots of breaks. Crazy!

YouReadMyEyes Thanks everyone for your support through all of this! I had no idea that dry eyes could get this severe and cause partial vision loss, etc. I encourage everyone to use eye drops and take lots of breaks when reading or on the computer. (edited) 4y
GingerAntics Oh you‘ve had a lot of smoke in the air lately, too. That can‘t be good for the eyes either. So glad it‘s nothing permanent or something that can‘t be treated. Hope all the eye drops help quickly. Life without reading would have been torture. So excited you‘re getting better. 💙💙💙 4y
BookishMarginalia I‘m glad you have a diagnosis, treatment, and a great prognosis! 💜 4y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders I've been going into the eye doctor lately too because of severe dry eye. Yeah - it's now daily drops and he told me to take fish oil tablets, so I've been doing that too. And hot compresses on the eyes when they get really sore. 👁️ Glad to hear all is getting better for you! 4y
Velvetfur Sorry to hear about your eyes, but I'm glad you've got somewhere with it and that you're coping with it 😊 4y
rwmg Glad to hear that you arw getting better 4y
BBooks Speedy recovery!! If you're in need for a book fix try audio books, check with your library for Overdrive or Libby access to free audio if you dont have or dont want to go the audible route 4y
Crazeedi Prayers headed your way for a quick healing. Our eyes are precious. 4y
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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Well, my eyes are slowly getting worse, and I‘m supposed to limit reading and computer time as much as possible. So, I loaded up on audiobooks for now.

Have a follow up doctors appointment on Wednesday to go over bloodwork. Hopefully they can figure out the cause.

This may be my last post for a while because I need to rest my eyes as much as possible. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, thanks to everybody for your support and encouragement. 💛

DHill Hope you find some answers! 4y
Trashcanman I hope you are able to get to the bottom of this and recover quickly and fully. 4y
RebL May you get an accurate diagnosis and cleared for all your favorite activities (specifically, reading). 4y
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heikemarie We hope to see you soon, I‘m hopeful for you for answers soon!! 4y
MallenNC Sending healing prayers your way. 4y
Kshakal I hope you gets some answers and know that your litsy family is thinking about you!! 4y
Jas16 Keeping you in my thoughts ❤️ 4y
gradcat I‘m really sorry for you & your eye condition...I really hope they can get to the bottom of it. I‘m thinking of you & hope to hear good news from you! ❤️ 4y
Kaye ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
ReadingSusan Good luck. I hope the doctor had good news for you. Hope to see you back soon. 4y
MaureenMc 🙏🤞 4y
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Hi 💛 I‘m going through something and could use your advice & support. My right eye is very blurry and dry. It‘s not healing, despite using various eye drops, a humidifier, and omega 3 supplements. Yesterday, my eye doc put an amniotic membrane in to try and heal it. Unfortunately, now my left eye is headed for the same. Referred me for bloodwork and a brain MRI to hopefully determine why the increasing inflammation and dryness. ⬇️⬇️(see comment)

YouReadMyEyes I‘m trying to limit my computer and reading time for a few days. 😫 it‘s scary. Has anyone else gone through something similar? Advice/thoughts? (edited) 4y
silentrequiem All the love. That sounds so hard! I couldn't read for a few weeks after eye surgery once. Lots of audiobooks. 4y
julesG Hope you will feel better soon and be able to read properly again. Audiobooks is a good suggestion. I had something similar, yet different, happen to me. I had the feeling of something being in my eye (like a lash or piece of lint) for a few days, then my vision got cloudy and then vanished completely in that eye. MRI came back negative, bloodwork showed an inflammation, a spinal tap confirmed my suspicion - I have Multiple Sclerosis. BUT... 👇 4y
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julesG That does not have to be the case in your case. There are a thousand different reasons for what you're going through. Chin up, it'll get better. As for the MRI, tell them to use the machine with as much power/Tesla as possible and go for really thin sections to find possible inflammation spots in the eyes or optical nerve. 4y
Mimi28 I hope you feel better soon!! ❤️❤️ 4y
Kaye Sorry you‘re going through this. ♥️. Medical issues are frightening. I think my best advice is that it‘s common to be afraid, and that this “waiting time” is the worst part, because it‘s the unknown. Once you get an answer , you‘ll know what the plan is and what to do about it. I have eye issues but the Dr says it‘s mainly due to old age . Stay strong, try to focus on audiobooks. They can get you through a lot of difficult times. 4y
Literary_Siren So scary! I should probably bring up to my eye doctor that my vision sometimes has spots and I can barely see for an hour or so. I can usually fix it with some sugar consumption or a nap. But I don‘t have insurance so I‘m extremely hesitant to say anything. 4y
MaureenMc 💗 4y
GingerAntics That‘s sounds really scary. It might be a good time to rest and enjoy audiobooks, movies, etc. Anything you can just lay back and listen to. Music might be nice. Your eyes are having issues, so use you‘re ears. 4y
Bklover Sending love your way!❤️❤️ 4y
Redwritinghood Not as severe but I have similar problems with dry eye and nasal passages. Humidifier is a great idea, but I also have a moist heat mask for my eyes that helps a lot. You can get one on Amazon for about $25. I use the Bruder brand. (edited) 4y
CarolynM Hope you get some answers soon. ❤️ 4y
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! I agree with the advice to take it easy and use audio books only till you work it out. 🥺 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf Feel better 💕 4y
Freespirit Our eyes are so precious. I‘m sure the MRI will give you some answers. It‘s not knowing that‘s the worst. 4y
Literary_Siren @Beachesnbooks no headaches. I attribute it to low blood sugar as it usually disappears about 20-30 minutes after I eat some candy. 4y
CouronneDhiver My best advice (after having gone through a diagnosis process this year, myself): Dr Google is not your friend. Be diligent with your doctors appointments and follow ups but don‘t let your mind go crazy. 4y
Jas16 Sending love. Sorry you are going through this 4y
Marilyncjackson Sending love and positivity your way. I have no idea what this is but I hope it gets better 4y
YouReadMyEyes @silentrequiem 😌 thank you, and yes thank goodness for audiobooks! 4y
YouReadMyEyes @julesG 😊 thank you for your support. wow that must have scary for you going through that! 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Literary_Siren I agree, blood sugar sounds like the culprit. Take care and thank your for your support 💛 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Redwritinghood that‘s a great idea, thank you! 🤗 4y
YouReadMyEyes @CouronneDhiver you are so right! It‘s very hard not to google everything, especially when the doctors don‘t yet know what‘s wrong. I‘m hoping my bloodwork or mri will provide an answer. 4y
GingerAntics I was so hoping your post was an update with good news. Good vibes are still heading your way. I agree with @CouronneDhiver about Dr. Google. I‘ve gotten myself so worked up from that. Don‘t go down the Google rabbit hole!!! 4y
MrBook 😱😔 *biiiiiiiig hug* 4y
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Happy Sunday!

Puzzles and audiobooks make me 😁😁😁

#birdbybird #puzzle #thenewyorker #doglover

Tamra That one is adorable! 4y
AmyG I just love New Yorker covers. ❤️ 4y
LeslieO I 💜Bird by Bird! 4y
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The Corrections | Jonathan Franzen
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I‘ve never read Franzen. (embarrassing, yes 🙈)

I‘ve heard both referred to as the great modern American novel.

Which do you recommend I read first?

#thecorrections or #freedom ???

#helpmechose #whichfranzenfirst #literaryfiction

TheBookStacker I‘ve only read Freedom which I enjoyed. 4y
zsuzsanna_reads I'm interested in the answer too, I haven't read them either! 4y
CarolynM I bailed on The Corrections at the page 100 threshold. I just didn't care about the characters and wasn't interested in the story. 4y
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Bklover I bailed on Freedom. Haven‘t tried anything else 4y
LauraJ Not embarrassing. I‘ve been less than impressed. 4y
gradcat I read both, loved both...so I guess that makes these books #marmite! I‘m so proud of myself—I learned the marmite reference from Littens!! (edited) 4y
Silvertongue I just read The Corrections last month but it was pretty painful to get through—nearly all the characters are exquisitely terrible people. Which I guess is the point of the book? Still working on the meaning of the book~ I thought about not finishing but it was a rec from a good friend. 4y
JacqMac I hated The Corrections so much. I wish I had bailed. Don‘t be embarrassed. 4y
Blaire I liked both, but I read the corrections ages ago (when it first came out 2001?). I‘d prob read it first. I don‘t mind unlikeable characters. 4y
Creadnorthey Corrections is exquisite- no matter the difficult characters. I took this family drama with a loving dose of black humor. 4y
JLaurenceCohen You aren't alone--I still haven't read him either 4y
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I was featured on my favorite local bookstore‘s Facebook page!

#everyonegetsabook #literally #christmasshopping #shoplocal #norcal

Ruthiella How cool! 😎 4y
GingerAntics You‘re bookstore famous!!! Check you out!!! That‘s so cool!!! 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Ruthiella @GingerAntics Thank you! 😁 this was fun! 4y
sprainedbrain Awesome! 😃 4y
TNbookworm 👍 4y
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My local bookstore recommended this. Sounds charming!

“A. J. Fikry‘s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.”


JenlovesJT47 It‘s a really good book for book lovers! 4y
AmyG It‘s a lovely book- 4y
Dragon Enjoyed it 👍🐉 4y
Paula3 Highly recommend it ♡ 4y
TNbookworm Loved this book, so good👍 4y
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Trevor Noah narrates brilliantly, as not all authors do.

#bornacrime #memoir #nonfiction #audiobook

Smrloomis Soooo true! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
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Authority: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy is SO different from Book 1. And not in a good way.

The writing style, the main character, the overly detailed descriptions 😫 ...it‘s dragging. I just want a continuation of Book 1 (which was fantastic) not a whole new character with an entirely new (and quite dull) backstory.

Littens who have read this series, please tell me it‘s worth it when I get to Book 3!

#sciencefiction #miniatureschnauzersoflitsy

TheBookAddict Sorry, I haven‘t read the book, but I love your doggy. My little Gigi looked just like that. I miss her so much. We lost her to uterine cancer 😔. What‘s your pup‘s name? 4y
glitterkitty459 Cute puppy 😍🐶 I did read this whole series, and the second book is kinda slow, but for me towards the end it got a lot better. And the third is def better too 😊 4y
Elma I felt the same way about this book. For me personally the ending wasn't worth it. I kept hoping the end would be so good that slogging through book 2 and 3 would be worth it, but it just wasn't. I know a lot of people loved them though. 4y
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Karkar Schnauzers are the best! As for the book. I liked one and three the best. 4y
DGRachel I didn‘t bother with book three. I loved book one. Thought this one was just “meh” and read something that made me decide three wasn‘t worth the effort. Good luck, whatever you decide. 4y
cariashley I loved book 1, liked 2 and really liked 3. It does get better in the third book, totally worth reading in my opinion! 4y
shadowspeak17 I liked book two, but it was definitely my least favorite. Three is better. 4y
YouReadMyEyes @TheBookAddict 😞 I‘m sorry about Gigi. It‘s so awful losing a pet - they are our family! My dog‘s name is Tugs. 4y
tournevis Woof! 4y
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I am loving this book! The story is about a young veterinarian school dropout‘s adventures and misfortunes while working for a traveling circus around the 1920‘s/30‘s.

Before starting this book, I really didn‘t know what it was about. Never saw the movie or even the film‘s previews. Kept avoiding this book, thinking it was some fluffy romance. Boy, was I wrong!

#historicalfiction #waterforelephants

AmyG I loved this, too. 4y
TheBookAddict One of my favorites and definitely not fluffy. 🙂👍🏽 4y
GingerAntics Loved this when I read it before the movie came out...still haven‘t seen the movie come to think about it. lol 4y
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I devoured Book 1 (Annihilation) of the Southern Reach trilogy. I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s a slow burn science fiction, more literary than commercial, so if you‘re looking for nonstop action, you should look elsewhere. The narration is very introspective at times; it‘s well written. I loved it. Starting the second book now.

Also watching the movie and (wow) it‘s very different from the book!

cariashley Oh yes.. the end scenes of the movie really had me scratching my head 🤔 4y
BBooks I can't get past the first few chapters 🤷🏻‍♀️, have tried a few times... maybe next year I'll try again 4y
Leigh_Medeiros So funny, I read Annihilation this summer and had no idea it was part of a trilogy! Guess I'll have to check out the others now. 😁 4y
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YouReadMyEyes @Leigh_Medeiros Oh no way! Well. I‘m happy you saw this post 😊 4y
Leigh_Medeiros Me too! 🤓 4y
alimabean I was so surprised by how different the movie was! 4y
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It‘s small business Saturday!

What favorite local bookstore are you hitting up today? Tag or comment below 📚

I‘m in Houston, TX visiting my in-laws, and Brazos Books is where it‘s at! This store is fantastic. And, just down the street from Brazos is Murder by the Book, another terrific spot.

#shoplocal #independentbookstore #BrazosBookstore

Cathythoughts 💕👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
Awk_Word_Smith I‘ll be hitting The Strand here in NYC 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Awk_Word_Smith I‘ve always wanted to go there. Enjoy! 4y
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Awk_Word_Smith @YouReadMyEyes It‘s a magical place. I *love* the Rare Book Room on the 4th floor. Plus they have pop-up Strands all over the city. 4y
DGRachel I hit both #ParkRoadBooks and my local used bookstore #TheBookRack this morning. I love small business Saturday. 😍 4y
bookcollecter Used to live in Houston. I remember this place😁 4y
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Waiting for my flight ✈️ This crisp Chard blend from France pairs nicely with smoked salmon and contemporary literature 😉

#happythanksgiving #wherethecrawdadssing

Louise Must be a pretty fancy airport! 😆 4y
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Itchyfeetreader My every year shopping mantra 4y
BooknerdsLife Best Christmas mantra 😄 4y
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Spent most of the day inside reading because of the smoke outside. Looking forward to getting out of the house tonight for a food and wine event.

I‘ve recently discovered #ShirleyJackson and am amazed by her work. I want to find more female authors writing #horror #supernatural #gothic reads! 🖤

#California #femaleauthor #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle 🏰

Jee_HookedOnBookz Wow I've never seen this cover before! Love it! 4y
gradcat Sorry about all the fires out there...the smoke must be awful—take care outside! 4y
jmofo Shirley Jackson was an amazing writer! I read this tagged book because Hand won a Shirley Jackson award and the cover caught my eye at the library. She writes in different genres. This is the only book I‘ve read by her but I liked the variety of the stories and how contemporary they felt. 4y
BooknerdsLife Read this book last year & love it so much that I read her Haunting of Hill House too. Brilliant writing!!! What a cool cover! 😍 Never seen it before! I'm so sorry about the fire there, keep safe 🙏💕 4y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Wow, I‘m enjoying this tremendously!

#memoir #educated #nonfiction #audiobook #hibooks

JennyM It is soooo good. 4y
Caroline2 I think this might be my fav book of 2018! It is brilliant! 4y
Cathythoughts Oh great .. I only got this in Waterstones this week 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻❤️ 4y
Blaire Me too...just started it last night. So wild. 4y
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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On Sundays we wear blankets and read books.

#fiction #less #onwriting #lazysunday

Chrissyreadit 🧡🧡🧡🧡 4y
Bklover Perfect!💚💚💚 4y
cocomass Less is such a great Sunday read! 4y
mrp27 Yes!! 4y
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No more thinking, maybe I‘ll write someday. No more telling myself, I can‘t do this. No more worrying about whether or not I will fail.

No, I‘m not quitting my day job. And it‘s possible that no one will ever read what I write. But I don‘t care. I want to feel creative again. I want to have fun with words.

And, I want to know, do you write? What about? For business or pleasure (or both)? Do you set a quota? Do you journal? Tell all 😋

Readergrrl I‘m like you. I really want to write but haven‘t started. I‘ve always wanted to participate in the NaNoWriMo but I‘m too...scared, lazy, busy??? I know this doesn‘t answer your question, but I‘d like to see what other people say to your post. BTW, I LOVED King‘s On Writing! 4y
Librarylady I would like to write as well. And every year I think that I, too, should participate in NaNoWriMo...I need to make this a priority sometime. 4y
kgriffith I love to write, and I‘m good at it, but I don‘t write fiction and am terrible at routines. 😬 4y
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LiteraryinLawrence Go, you! It‘s exciting that you are going to write! 4y
wanderinglynn I write for work and finally got up the nerve to submit a professional piece and it‘s going to be published next month! I also write for fun. I do NaNoWriMo every year & I love it. Some years I hit 50k, some years I don‘t And that‘s okay because sometimes life happens. I‘ve never done anything with what I write. But I feel that the creative writing helps me in my day-job non-creative writing. 4y
LoLo_and_The_Dude Good for you!!! Yay!! 4y
mcipher So awesome! I say this to myself periodically but usually I don‘t do much writing. I have a concept for NaNoWriMo this year and I‘m determined to try again and get back into the the habit (years ago I wrote all the time). I hope you get started and feel great about it!! 4y
TheDaysGoBy I write for pleasure and have been at fanfiction for over 10 years 😂 This year has been rough and I‘ve fallen out of my routine but I‘m looking to get back into it. I always keep a notebook/journal on me for ideas or to write a scene snippet should it strike me 4y
Valeka Yayyyyy you!!!! So happy that you‘ve decided to write. 📝 I ghostwrite for a few websites and am a contributing writer to some political journals. My passion is writing literary fiction. I‘ve completed drafts for 3 novels but they‘re currently in my desk drawer because...I‘m a big chicken! 4y
jmofo YAY!!! 4y
RainyDayReading I write. Mostly fantasy though I‘ve got a murder mystery percolating in my head. As much as I‘d love to be an author someday, I‘m trying to be content with the fact that no one will probably ever read what I write haha. So I write purely for my own enjoyment (: I fell out of it for about a year but I‘m hoping to get back to it starting Nov. 1st with NanoWrimo. 4y
Leigh_Medeiros Exciting! I think, truly, the hardest part is just beginning. Writing begets writing. Momentum will build! 4y
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And the Darkness Falls | Boris Karloff
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Welcome to October! 🎃👻🖤

#ScreamAThon picks:

Re-reading House of Leaves as a #buddyread
Reading The Haunted Bookshop - yay!
And cherry picking some short stories from the other two.

#horror #readathon #houseofleaves #haunted #livingdead #october #allthingsscary @4thhouseontheleft

Reggie I loved that The Living Dead book. Those zombie stories are so diverse. 4y
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Back to the King 👑

Keeping the #scream theme alive with the first novel in this trilogy. I‘m excited; I hear good things.

#screamathon #holdmethrillmekissmekillme #stephenking #kingofhorror #mrmercedes

SexyCajun I absolutely loved all three books! 4y
TNbookworm Great series of books, loved them! 4y
Callemarie Please watch the series. So good 4y
YouReadMyEyes @Callemarie Oh wow, I had no idea there‘s a tv series! 4y
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Thirtysomething Stories | Writers of Thirtysomething
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I did it! And I‘m sure I‘ll surpass my goal by the end of the year. 🤩 pretty good considering I work about 60 hours a week and don‘t have a ton of free time.

#goodreads #challenge #thirtybooks #2018readingchallenge

MommyOfTwo Nice job! 4y
Velvetfur Woohoo! Good for you! 🎆 🎉🎊👏 4y
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 4y
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AmyG Yay🎉 4y
Jas16 🙌🏽 4y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
tammysue Yay! Great job! 👏🏻🎉 4y
BridgetteM Congrats! Great job! 4y
LoverofLit Great job! 4y
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats!🎉🎉🎉🎉 4y
DarcysMom Congratulations! ❤👍👍❤ 4y
Sungirl79 Congrats 🎉👏👏 4y
Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 4y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 4y
BooknerdsLife Congratulations 👏👏🎉🎉🎉 4y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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“What nightmares are waiting shadowed in those high corners? What breath of mindless fear will drift across my mouth?”

Holy crap, I love this book. LOVE.

#screamathon #horror #hauntedhouse #countdowntohalloween #hillhouse #thehaunting

alisiakae I love Shirley Jackson! 4y
Linsy On my TBR for this month! 4y
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The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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Till the season...when things go bump in the night. BOO 👻 I love fall.

A great #bookhaul at the #antiquarianbookfair today! I‘m ready for October and all the creepy things.

#sciencefiction #horror #haunted #bookfair #screamathon

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Just started the audiobook!

“What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she‘s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she‘s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she‘s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don‘t we?”

Ingerella I pre-ordered the book for my Kindle and forgot about it. It was such a nice surprise this week! 4y
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Why am I listening to this when:

1. It‘s night
2. I live in Sacramento
3. My husband is out of town

😳😬 ????

#truecrime #disturbing #illbegoneinthedark #audiobook #scribd #nonfiction

Valink 😳😳 4y
ReadingSusan Oh my god! Don‘t do it! It‘s too scary to read at night 🤣 4y
MinDea Hahaha. I am really enjoying this book. And while I don't think it is scary while reading it I do find myself wondering for quite some time at night about how safely locked up my house is at night 🤔😆😆😆😆 and wondering if I should get an alarm system now. 😏 4y
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JenReadsAlot You are one brave woman!! 4y
Jinjer You are brave!!!! I was a nervous nelly thinking about how easily he got in the houses. 4y
callielafleur It didn't freak me out as much as Helter Skelter, but I was definitely listening for noises in the house at night for awhile after! 4y
SandyW Not something I could do! 😬 4y
jmofo @callielafleur same on both counts! Yipes stripes! 4y
Crystalblu I was freaked out and I live in Grass Valley! My friends dad worked with him for a brief time in Auburn. All a little too close to home! 4y
alvingregorio How did you do? I live in the Tri-Valley right off 680 so I was freaked out every night! 4y
alvingregorio @MinDea but even with locks, he was able to get in undetected. 😬 4y
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Breakfast and books! Good morning ☀️ from sunny California - loaded avocado toast 😋

#thelubraryatmountchar #pasorobles #winecountry

swishandflick Nom! 😋 5y
JaclynW That looks delicious! 5y
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TheNeverendingTBR That certainly looks like a perfectly cooked egg! ☺👌 5y
Kelican17 Oooh i hope you like that book!!! I was about to bail, but I stuck with it and was happy I did!! 5y
Nute What a wonderful morning you had?! Good book and the most delicious looking breakfast sandwich that I have ever seen. I‘m making it my lunch sandwich today. I hope that I have all the same ingredients. 5y
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😁 this book makes me happy. just watched the trailer for the new film On the Basis of Gender!

#equality #womensrights #rbg #justice #biography

Jess7 Love RBG and I loved that book! 5y
Skeebies05 What was your take on the casting from the trailer? 5y
YouReadMyEyes @Skeebies05 I don‘t really know much about Felicity Jones (I‘m not a Star Wars person). What do you think? 5y
Skeebies05 I think she‘s a good actress but that attempted accent was not great. I wonder if it will turn me off of the whole movie. . . 5y
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My dogs LOVE the #24in48 #ReadAThon because they get extra snuggle time while I read all morning 😊

I‘m at 7 hours. Hope I can get another 7 at least before it‘s through. I had an event yesterday and have to get some work in later today, so I‘m trying to sneak in as much reading as I can! Does reading for work count? Lol, I‘m thinking no...

#schnauzersoflitsy #miniatureschnauzers #schnauzers

tammysue Love this pic! ❤️🐶🐶 5y
Jess7 Awww soooooo cute! Jenna and Parker say hi! 5y
Jess7 (Well Parker says hi — he just woke up. Jenna is napping now) lol (edited) 5y
YouReadMyEyes @jess7 Dozer and Tugs say, “Hi Parker and Jenna!” 👋🏼🐶 5y
tracey38 Schnauzers make the best reading buddies. 5y
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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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First book of the #Readathon

Stayed up to finish this one! Didn‘t love it as much as Beartown, but it was still good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘m at 6 hrs and 45 min - #24in48