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AlaMich

AlaMich

Joined December 2016

Reading books since 19somethingorother
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AlaMich
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The narrator for this is fabulous!! I would like him to read all the books, please.

The book itself is pretty good, too!

#audiobooks #newbooks

LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚❤️📚❤️ 2mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen Thank you! 2mo
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Angel | Elizabeth Taylor
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It‘s as if Miss Havisham moved into Grey Gardens with Big Edie and Little Edie.

#nyrb

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This might be an #unpopularopinion but this is not feeling very thriller-y, and I‘m at the halfway point. Not much has happened, and the things that have happened are not very creepy.

I hope it picks up!

Texreader Love that new adjective “thriller-y”! I think it works! 6mo
AlaMich @Texreader I heard it on the Get Booked podcast. Definitely a word in need of coining! 6mo
janeycanuck The “thrills” all come right at the end - I found it a bit of a slow burn. 6mo
AlaMich @janeycanuck Ok, I will stick with it then. Thanks! (edited) 6mo
janeycanuck @AlaMich I hope it pulls through for you! 6mo
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Lock Every Door | Riley Sager
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My first Riley Sager!

#thriller

mcipher Such a good one!!! 6mo
AlaMich @mcipher I‘m enjoying it a lot so far! 6mo
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Hoopla | Harry Stein
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A Hoopla question…is there a way to select chapters from a list when listening to an audiobook? It seems like the app has been updated somewhat, and I can‘t remember if there ever was a way to do that in the past. The scrubbing bar is basically useless.

Am I missing something? Any tips appreciated!
#hoopla

DGRachel You should be able to. On my iPhone, at the bottom of the screen, there‘s an image with the numbers 1-3 and a line next to each number and it says “chapters” below the image. 9mo
Ruthiella I think it depends on the book/publisher and not the app. If you can choose chapters, it is found when you swipe to the left side of the book image, whereas the speed is on the right. 9mo
AlaMich @DGRachel @Ruthiella Thanks for your replies! I just realized, however, that I didn‘t mention I was referring to audiobooks. I think both of you were referring to ebooks. I just edited my original post. (edited) 9mo
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DGRachel @AlaMich I have that option on the two audiobooks I currently have checked out. I‘ll post an image of what I see and tag you. 9mo
DGRachel @AlaMich I checked the book in your image and the chapter options aren‘t there. I think it‘s like @Ruthiella said - if the publisher provides chapter break information, then you can access it. 9mo
Ruthiella I am referring also only to audio books. 👍I pretty much only us Hoopla for those. (edited) 9mo
AlaMich @Ruthiella @DGRachel It‘s very frustrating because with some books, I listen and read the print version concurrently, and it makes it difficult to catch up the audio version to my print location. Thanks again for your help! (edited) 9mo
Kimzey Is the Sebastian St. Cyr series a good one? 7mo
AlaMich @Kimzey I wound up DNFing the book, though at the moment I can‘t remember why. It was probably a me problem, not a book problem. 😊 7mo
Kimzey @alamich Thanks 7mo
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I just learned about Uli Beutter Cohen, who has been wandering the subway system in New York for years, asking people about the books they‘re reading. This is her new book about her experiences, and I can‘t wait to check it out! #booksaboutbooks

EvieBee Thanks to your post, I was able to place a library hold. 11mo
AlaMich @EvieBee Yay! 11mo
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Thoroughly enjoying this wacky time-travel chunkster.

Gratuitous pic of #nelson with his lovey/pillow, Lambchop. 🐑 ❤️

TrishB Aww 🐶♥️ 12mo
Leftcoastzen Aww so cute! 12mo
LeahBergen Nelson, you handsome devil! ❤️❤️ 12mo
EvieBee 😍😍 12mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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I rarely read romance but I picked this up on audio because it has rave reviews. And I see why; it‘s an original premise for romance and it‘s quite funny. The narrator is excellent, but I have learned that audio sex scenes make me cringe 😳. #romance #audioromance

DGRachel I do not do romance novels via audio for just that reason! 😂 12mo
AlaMich @DGRachel It‘s a dilemma because the narrator really is so fantastic and does such a great job conveying the humor in the story. But yeah, I may have to do some fast forwarding. 12mo
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Clinch | Martin Holmen
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I requested that the library purchase this right before the pandemic and then forgot about it. This first of a trilogy is gritty noir set in Sweden in 1932, with a queer protagonist. So yeah, I‘m pretty sure it‘s a one-of-a-kind!😄 #lgbtqia #nelson #dogsoflitsy

Bette What a glorious dog! ❤️🐶 1y
wanderinglynn Someone seems to be trying to ignore you! What a beautiful pup! ❤️🐶 1y
AlaMich @Bette Thank you! He‘s our big goofy greyhound baby! 1y
AlaMich @wanderinglynn He‘s trying to be all nonchalant, like he‘s not super excited that his pic is going up on Litsy! 😂 1y
elkeOriginal What gorgeous coloring your dog has! 😍 11mo
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Oy! At the 80% mark this book is really starting to feel like a slog. The paperback is over 700 pages and I haven‘t been that enthusiastic about it since I started. I enjoyed The Lies of Locke Lamora—the first book in the series—much more than this. #isitoveryet

Eyelit Agreed! 9mo
AlaMich @Eyelit Thank you! It has such great reviews and ratings and I just don‘t get why! 9mo
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Current location ☀️📖
I was a teenager of the 80s so all the references to that time are a lot of fun for me. 😊

#summerreading

Megabooks It is a fun book!! 1y
AlaMich @Megabooks The Claw!!🤣 1y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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I‘m visiting my dad in California and brought the tagged book for his partner. I got it out of a #LFL and passed it on to her; I‘m currently reading the sequel. Attica Locke has created a complex MC in Darren Mathews. I especially appreciate her depiction of his toxic relationship with his emotionally abusive mother, having some secondhand experience with this myself. #summerreading

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After falling into a Gutenberg rabbit hole, I discovered this. I‘m still reading the fourth Poldark novel, Warleggan, but I need a little non-fiction in my life as well at the moment. #patioreads

AlaMich @LeahBergen I have not! I am stacking it. I have read the novel Gutenberg‘s Apprentice and The Gutenberg Revolution, however, both of which I liked very much. (edited) 2y
LeahBergen I have Gutenberg‘s Apprentice waiting on my shelves. 👍🏻 2y
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Patio reading on this breezy morning with #nelson my reading buddy. I am enjoying this series so much. Graham has created such memorable, complex characters in a beautiful setting. I can see why Cornwall became a popular destination for Poldark fans.
#greyhounds #dogsoflitsy

Lesanne Nelson is beautiful!! I miss my greyhounds so much. 2y
AlaMich @Lesanne Thank you! We think he‘s quite handsome, and he‘s a very sweet boy. 😊 2y
Leftcoastzen So beautiful!🐶 2y
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AlaMich @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 2y
batsy He is very handsome indeed 😍 2y
LeahBergen *boop* 👉 2y
Fr3NcHtOaSt I‘ve read the first book and seen some of the first series of the PBS show. I really enjoyed it. 2y
AlaMich @Fr3NcHtOaSt I haven‘t seen the series, but maybe when I‘ve finished the books. Though I have a feeling I won‘t enjoy it nearly as much as I do the books. 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen Nellie says 👋 2y
Fr3NcHtOaSt @AlaMich wasn‘t sure I‘d like the series but I really loved it. Yeah books are usually better then the series/movies but this is really good 2y
UwannaPublishme Sweet pup! 😍 2y
Desha Such a cutie! 💗🐶 13mo
elkeOriginal That face! 11mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Chicago
2. Chicago, but I spent ages 2-college in California.
3. One brother, 9 years younger.
4. Don‘t remember being read to. My dad was a big reader and encouraged me, but I don‘t think he liked to read children‘s books. The first book I remember in general is Richard Scarry‘s Busy Busy World (I think).
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Thanks for the tag, @wanderinglynn

Eggs 💗Scarry💗. Thanks for playing 💕💕 2y
BarbaraBB Chicago ❤️ 2y
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The Corner That Held Them | Sylvia Townsend Warner
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“He was looking at the spire. As the web of low-lying cloud scurried under the wind it seemed to breathe like a living thing. Sometimes it inhaled the light of day, and then its pallor enriched to the colour of a primrose; a moment later it waned, and pulled the misty air over it like a veil; and whether it brightened or waned it seemed to be flying towards him against the scudding sky so that he felt that ⬇️

AlaMich “in a moment it would bend down to his embrace.” I am absolutely loving this book. #dogsoflitsy #nelson #greyhounds (edited) 2y
batsy I so want to read this! 2y
AlaMich @batsy I recommend it highly! It‘s the most absorbing book I‘ve read in quite awhile, and STW writes so beautifully. 2y
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LeahBergen Nelson! 👉 *boop* 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen He has a big ol‘ boopable snoot! 😂 2y
Centique @batsy I want to read this too! 2y
britt_brooke Oh my goodness. Just now seeing this ad I creep on your feed. 😂🙈 Nelson is a beauty! I may have mentioned this before but we used to have a retired racer. She was such a special dog. 🐾 2y
AlaMich @britt_brooke Thank you! We‘ve had him since Christmas and we love him to bits. He‘s a big, lovey, goofy boy! ♥️ 2y
britt_brooke @AlaMich Goofy seems to be a common greyhound trait, lol! Too funny. What a sweetie. 2y
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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This book is thoroughly delightful and the narrator is perfect! Highly recommended!

#audiobooks

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The Corner That Held Them | Sylvia Townsend Warner
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“Drawing his hand over his chops Sir Peter assumed an air of patience, and began to expound in easy language the doctrine of the sacraments, of the sacramental virtue which sets the priest apart from the ruck of the world. Pedantic fool! thought the prioress, saying courteously: ‘Of course Undoubtedly. How clearly you put it.‘

‘We shall miss your explanations,‘ added Dame Helen with sturdy malice.”

Mansplaining, 14th century style

LeahBergen I have this on my shelves. How are you liking it? 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen I am loving it so far, but I‘m only on page 30. I am a very slow reader and she writes dense, meaty prose which I love. I‘ve also had a lifelong fascination with nuns and the life of a convent (maybe odd for a Jewish girl 🤷🏻‍♀️?) especially during the Middle Ages. But I absolutely recommend it if those things are in your wheelhouse. (edited) 2y
LeahBergen That sounds like my cup of tea. I‘ve always been fascinated by nuns, too (maybe it‘s a non-Catholic thing? 😆). Have you read this one? 2y
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AlaMich @LeahBergen I haven‘t but I will definitely check it out! I would also recommend this one, although it‘s not precisely a nun nor a convent. But it‘s fascinating. 2y
LeahBergen @AlaMich Ah, yes! I have that on my shelves as well. I‘ve also recently bought this one (so I should be good for a while 😆) 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen One last rec on the subject is this non-fiction book, which I thought was amazing. If you‘re not familiar, Karen Armstrong writes on many religious topics, but this is her account of entering a convent and her decision to leave 2y
LeahBergen Thanks! I‘ll add that to my list. It sounds fascinating. 2y
Centique @AlaMich @LeahBergen just to say that thanks to this conversation I now have a corner of my TBR for Books about Nuns 😂😂 2y
LeahBergen @Centique 😆😆 I love it! 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen @Centique 🤣 I‘m almost finished with The Corner (I‘m a VERY slow reader) and it will be the first five star read of the year for me. I think you both would enjoy it. (edited) 2y
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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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I‘m enjoying the heck out of this audiobook!! I already loved Terry Pratchett but I had never read any of his children‘s books. The narrator is hilarious when he reads the dialogue of the Nac Mac Feegles (Wee Free Men). I read somewhere that they speak with something of a Glaswegian accent, though I‘m sure Stephen Briggs is laying it on very thick and funnifying it. #audiobooks #childrensaudiobooks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved this sub-series with pict-sies. 2y
Traci1 The Nac Mac Feegles are awesome. Ach, crivens! 2y
AlaMich OMG, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Traci1 I‘ve been listening to this at night while I‘m falling asleep and I just lie there giggling to myself. Fortunately, my wife can sleep through anything. 😂 (edited) 2y
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Blackbirds | Chuck Wendig
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Miriam Black knows how and when you will die.
This was the first book in the Miriam Black series, and I will definitely be reading the second. I realized after I began that it was just what I needed at the moment: very little description, just action and dialogue and a plot that never stopped moving forward.

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But in the midst of the chaos and violence, there is this. 💙💙💙

#georgiarocks #democracyinaction

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank god! First thing the need to do is dig through McConnel‘s desk, dust off the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and pass it.... because after this the suppression laws and loopholes are going to quadruple from state legislatures and once they are passed it takes forever to overthrow them through the courts. 2y
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Blackbirds | Chuck Wendig
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“Car lights strobe through busted motel
blinds.”

My first Chuck Wendig, and I think it‘s just what I needed right now. Nelson graciously offered his services as bookmodel! 🐶❤️
#dogsoflitsy #greyhounds #nelson

#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

ladym30 Nelson is adorable!❤️ 2y
AlaMich @ladym30 Thank you! We think so too! ☺️ 2y
LeahBergen Hello, sweet Nelson. 😘 2y
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AlaMich @LeahBergen Nelson says Happy New Year!! 🥳 2y
Reggie He did so well! 2y
AlaMich @Reggie He‘s handsome AND talented! 😄 2y
mabell So cute! 🐶❤️😍 2y
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We have a new family member!!! This is me with Nelson. He is a four year old retired racer from Florida. We had been on a waiting list for him since July and we got him earlier than we expected to, and we are so excited! He is very sweet and super chill, basically a couch potato. And did I mention that he is the size of a pony?! Eighty pounds, and you can see how long he is in this picture. ❤️ #greyhounds #dogsoflitsy #nelson

TrishB Beautiful ♥️♥️ 2y
DGRachel Congratulations! I‘ve always hear that Greys have two speeds - 45 mph and dead stop. They love couches. 💖 2y
LeahBergen Ohmygawwwd!! Hello, Nelson ... you handsome devil!!! 😘😘😘😘 2y
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AlaMich @TrishB He is beautiful! Thank you (not that I had anything to do with it)! 2y
AlaMich @DGRachel Basically. His foster mom told us that he‘s not even that enthusiastic about walks. 🤣 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen He‘s so handsome! My brother asked if we chose him because he matches our couch so well! 😂 2y
DGRachel 🤣🤣 He must figure he‘s earned his retirement and comfy couch! 2y
Jas16 That is so awesome! He is gorgeous. 2y
AlaMich @DGRachel Yep! And when an 80 pound dog lies on the couch, he lies on the WHOLE couch! 2y
MsMelissa Awww, he looks like a sweetheart 🥰 2y
Megabooks Retired racers are some of the best pets! (I say this as a vet. I‘ve never met one I didn‘t like!) So cute! 😍😍 2y
dylanisreading He is adorable! Congratulations! 2y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💙 2y
Reggie I almost couldn‘t see him cause he blends so well with the couch. For a sec I thought this was a selfie. He looks great! 2y
AlaMich @Megabooks I‘ve wanted one for probably 15 years and I‘m so grateful to finally have Nelson! (edited) 2y
AlaMich @Reggie Thank you! 2y
AlaMich @Bianca Thank you! 2y
Mollyanna What a beauty. I have friends that also adopt retired racers and they constantly mention how lazy they are... enjoy! 😉 2y
AlaMich @Mollyanna That definitely seems to be the case! 😂 2y
Bookzombie He is so handsome! 💕🐶 2y
AlaMich @Bookzombie Thank you, we certainly think so! 😊 2y
KVanRead What a big beautiful guy 😍 so nice you can give him a lovey lazy retirement. 2y
PaperbackPirate Congratulations! 💙 2y
Centique He‘s so BIG! Wow! Hello Nelson and hope you‘re having a good time settling in to your new home 😍 2y
AlaMich @Centique Thank you! And yes, he‘s big and STRONG! I already have a nasty bruise I got from roughhousing with him. 2y
AlaMich @KVanRead Thanks! Lazy retirement is definitely the plan for him! 😊 2y
UwannaPublishme How sweet he is! ❤️ 2y
AlaMich @UwannaPublishme Thank you! He is a very sweet boy. 2y
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The Red Slippers | Carolyn Keene
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A gift from one of the kids I work with. Aren‘t they awesome!! 😃

#kindergarten #paraprofessionals #holidaygifts

BethM I have these too! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Amazing! 😄 2y
AlaMich @BethM I love them! The little girl who gave them to me is one of my favorite kids in the class. 🤫 2y
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Leftcoastzen So cool! 2y
LeahBergen Ruby slippers! 2y
Jas16 So awesome! 2y
TheBookHippie Love them!! 2y
Megabooks Awesome! 2y
batsy Fab! 2y
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Waiting for the ortho doc in the fancy new medical offices, wearing paper shorts (as one does😆) so he can look at my knee.
This book is of a genre I knew nothing about until recently, classic Japanese locked-room mysteries. There are rules to this genre. The author has to include a list of characters, provide all the clues so that a reader could, in theory, solve the puzzle herself, and there are usually maps and/or diagrams.

MicheleinPhilly Sounds fun! 2y
AlaMich @MicheleinPhilly which, the book or the paper shorts? 😉 2y
LeahBergen Paper shorts 😆 2y
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AlaMich @LeahBergen I looked stunning! 2y
Centique This genre sounds fascinating. Also laughing at the paper shorts! 😂 2y
Suet624 Wow! Sounds fascinating. 2y
AlaMich @Suet624 Meh. I DNF‘d it. 2y
Suet624 Oh! Good to know! 😂😂 2y
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I just started listening to this. It‘s my first Agatha Raisin and why did no one tell me how delightfully snarky she is??? 🤣

#audiobook

Andrew65 A great series! 2y
AlaMich @Andrew65 I‘m always so excited when I discover a new series that I think I‘ll love! 2y
Andrew65 @AlaMich Plenty of them to read too. Also recommend her Hamish MacBeth series. 2y
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AlaMich @Andrew65 Thanks, I will check it out also. 😊 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve watched a few episodes of the TV series, too. It‘s very silly and fun. 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen I‘ve never seen the TV series. I didn‘t even realize when I borrowed it that what I thought was the audiobook version is actually part of a BBC dramatized version of her books. It‘s hilarious! 2y
MsMelissa I really need to try this series! 2y
AlaMich @Book_Fiend_Melissa Well, I can definitely vouch for the BBC dramatizations. The woman playing Agatha is perfect! 2y
MsMelissa I‘ll probably have to go with print. I don‘t get along with audiobooks. Reading on paper isn‘t an issue, but my mind wanders terribly when trying to listen to books. The only time I‘ve ever managed audiobooks is when I suffered from a prolonged period of vertigo and could do nothing but lie in bed and listen to them. When I recovered I went right back to being distracted again 😂 2y
Suet624 @Book_Fiend_Melissa I‘m with you. 2y
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I finally remembered to dig this T-shirt out of the closet today, courtesy of Out Of Print.

Fingers crossed 🤞💙🤞💙🤞💙

#vote

Heideschrampf Fingers crossed from germany! Couldn‘t imagine the suspense if i were living over there... 2y
MsMelissa Love it. My fingers are crossed for you from across the northern border 🤞🏻 2y
Traci1 💙💙 2y
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AmyG 🤞🏻🙏🏻 2y
LeahBergen 💙💙 2y
AlaMich Thank you @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Heideschrampf We need all the help we can get over here!! 2y
KVanRead Yesss!💙 2y
Bette Great shirt! 👍 2y
AlaMich @Bette Thank you! 2y
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Call Me Clumsy | Matthew Weinrich
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I have dropped my Kobo Clara approximately 384 times, and this is the result. I know it doesn‘t look like much, but it‘s driving me 🍌!! #bookwormproblems

Suet624 Oh no! 2y
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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Halfway through this and I‘m hanging in there mainly to find out what the big twist is. I‘m annoyed by the male narrator, who uses his Serious Ominous Voice for the entire book, even when it‘s very inappropriate for the line he‘s reading or the whole scene.
#audiobook

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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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I just recently learned that our Barnes & Noble closed back in May (haven‘t been getting out much lately 😷). The space is going to be converted into doctors‘ offices. ☹️ I didn‘t even shop there much but I liked knowing it was there.

KVanRead 😔 I‘m worried about how many bookstores will survive this. 2y
BethM :( we lost our last book store a year ago. It sucked. 2y
AlaMich @KVanRead @BethM Their lease was up and they decided not to renew. We are even a Big 10 university town, and they didn‘t think it was worth it to stay here. 2y
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DGRachel That‘s so sad. I hate seeing bookstores close. I just saw a go fund me on Twitter today-an attempt to save an independent bookstore in Boone, NC. It‘s only been in business 4 years. I don‘t know how it will survive. 😔 2y
AlaMich @DGRachel It is sad. Yet another reason to avoid reading the news these days. 2y
Hollie That‘s so sad. I wish I lived near a bookstore. The closest one is a three hour (one way) drive for me. Ugh. 2y
AlaMich @Hollie Good grief! That‘s a long drive!! 2y
wanderinglynn 😢 so sad. 2y
LeahBergen Boo! 😒 2y
Sace Our closed in 2009(?). Just so sad. I can remember a time when there were 4 chain bookstores and several locally owned new and used bookstores in town. Now we are down to 1 BAM. 😢 2y
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I am really trying to have compassion for the parents in this tragic story, but they are also making me very angry. Am I a horrible person?

Megabooks No 2y
Megabooks The parents are quite strange 2y
AlaMich @Megabooks They wanted to have all of these kids, but then they failed to protect them from each other. 2y
Megabooks Exactly. They were really neglectful parents. 2y
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I miss my library so much!! 😢 They have not even opened for curbside pickup yet. I‘m an impulsive reader and frequently made unplanned trips when an interesting book or topic landed on my radar. The ebook selection can‘t come close.
#library

slategreyskies I know what you mean! Have you tried Hoopla? It‘s not as good as an actually brick & mortar library, but it‘s nice that there are no wait times. My library doesn‘t participate in Hoopla, so I did a search for other libraries in my state that participate and that offer cards for free to people who live out of area but in the same state. I got a card online through another library and can borrow on Hoopla now. Something to look into if you haven‘t. 2y
AlaMich @slategreyskies I do use Hoopla and I think it‘s great. But it‘s selection can be somewhat limited, although occasionally I am surprised. 2y
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Some of the best days are when you discover some new techy tidbit, you try it, it actually works the way it‘s supposed to the FIRST TIME, and then it improves your life in some small but appreciable way.
I figured out that I could add the Hoopla channel to my Roku, and now I can watch my borrowed video content on a big screen!
#smallvictories #techwins #hoopla

DGRachel Nice! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I didn‘t know that was possible! I can‘t wait to try this! 2y
AlaMich @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It‘s great! We watched the first season of The Alienist, which was very good. The four borrows/month limit my library allows make it a little challenging to watch a series, but I cheat and use my wife‘s Hoopla account also. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Smart idea! Ha!! 2y
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It‘s the return of #loanerdog! Kallie has come to hang with us again today and we are so happy!

TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 3y
Caroline2 Ahhhhhhh!!! 😍 3y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 😁 3y
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JoScho Yay!!! 3y
ladym30 She is adorable!❤️ 3y
Megabooks Cute!! 3y
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The Lying Room | Nicci French
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Yay, my library hold just came in, right when I was looking for my next book. It‘s my first Nicci French, and I have heard great things about her! #libby

JoScho I love when the timing works out like that. 3y
AlaMich @JoScho Especially when you totally forgot about the hold, as I had! 😊 3y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I finished it and it was marvelous!! At 1242 pages unabridged, it‘s the longest book I have ever read. It took me around 8 weeks and, for better or worse, will forever be linked in my memory to covid-19 and the Quarantimes. #chunksters #classics

I am sad to leave Paris and these characters who I have truly been living with for so long. But it was a peak reading experience for me and I wish it hadn‘t taken me so long to get around to it.

sisilia Wow! Well done! This is my chunkster pick for Nov this year 3y
Lauren.Archer I am reading right now, and I absolutely love it. 3y
AlaMich @sisilia I think you‘ll really enjoy it. Simply put, Dumas just tells a really excellent story. 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm Well done! I still need to read this. 3y
AlaMich @Lauren.Archer Are you reading the Penguin/Buss translation also? It was very accessible. 3y
Lauren.Archer I am not sure, it is the Word Cloud edition. 3y
AlaMich @erzascarletbookgasm You should! And I do recommend the Buss translation, if you‘re picky about that sort of thing. 3y
AvidReader25 This is such a fantastic book. I need to re-read it! I do think it‘s fascinating how books become linked to situations or places in my mind as I read them. 2y
AlaMich @AvidReader25 I just ordered The Three Musketeers and am looking forward to that. 2y
AvidReader25 @AlaMich it‘s fun and I hope you enjoy it. It definitely doesn‘t have the same depth though. A very different read. 2y
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Pickpick

This book Had. It. All. ⭐️
High adventure, romance, travel, humor, family secrets...and I highly, so highly, recommend the audio version. Christian Coulson, who played Tom Riddle in the HP movies, is the reader, and he is gloriously perfect for this book. #audiobooks

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Pickpick

This was a fascinating, mind-bending short story on the podcast #levarburtonreads. The author is Ted Chiang, who wrote the short story that the movie Arrival was based on.
It takes the concept of a portal through time to a twisty new place, and LeVar Burton does it justice. #podcasts #audiobooks #audioshorts

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This is Kalli, on loan to us for the day. We have been without animals since we lost our cat Maddie last summer, for the first time in the 25 years of our relationship.
So our friends kindly lent us this beautiful girl, who is just one year old. She‘s a sweetheart!
#loanerdog

kspenmoll She‘s lovely.💜 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 3y
AmyG She is a beautiful girl. It‘s so nice to have a pet in the house. Our daughter brought her roommates dog with her for a bit...we were all so much happier. 3y
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AlaMich @kspenmoll @Cathythoughts She is a beauty. Her fur is a gorgeous red-gold. 3y
AlaMich @AmyG Having her around has brightened things up in our home. I honestly feel that not having a pet during covid isolation has made it harder to deal with. 3y
MicheleinPhilly I am happy to ship Pickles to you for a few weeks. 😜 3y
JoScho Love this picture! You guys should go get a cat or dog from the shelter 🤗 3y
AlaMich @MicheleinPhilly She seems like a sweetie. Send her on over!! 😃 3y
AlaMich @JoScho We‘ve been discussing it...😊 We had been before COVID actually. 3y
JoScho @AlaMich aww I love that and it makes my heart all kinds of happy. Three of my four dogs are rescues and all three cats. I honestly don‘t know what I do without them. If you decide to do that eventually please share. 🖤 3y
LeahBergen Awww! She‘s a darling. ❤️❤️ 3y
AlaMich @LeahBergen She really is. I can‘t wait until we can “borrow” her again. 😊 3y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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“Come, Count,” said Villefort, “come, I pray you, let us say no more about these family troubles. Yes, my fortune will go to enrich the poor: it is they who truly have the wealth today. “

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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What has he been doing for the past nine years?!?!?!

#areyoukiddingmerightnow #gameofthrones #asongoficeandfire

Bookzombie It would seem he has been doing everything but writing/finishing the sixth book. 😕 3y
AlaMich @Bookzombie The tone of the article made it seem that now that no one can leave their house, maybe I‘ll finally sit down and write that book everyone has been nagging me about. 3y
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So the elementary school where I work will be closed indefinitely beginning tomorrow and I think this is the universe trying to give me a kick in the butt. I have like sixteen scribbled pages of a TBR that I‘ve been planning to create a spreadsheet for and procrastinating forever. Spreadsheets are not my natural habitat.
#tbr #spreadsheet

PurpleyPumpkin So, dare I ask how this project is going? It certainly looks challenging. 3y
AlaMich @PurpleyPumpkin I made a good start, then got a little sidetracked by some other stuff I needed to do. But it was going pretty fast. 😊 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Excellent! It always feels good to get tasks like this done. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without my spreadsheet. It keeps me on track in so many ways. Well done! 3y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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‘Listen to the finale: it‘s splendid, and Coselli sings it exceptionally well.‘
‘Yes, but look how he carries himself!‘
‘No one could act better than La Spech.‘
‘You know, when you‘ve seen La Sontag and La Malibran...‘
‘Don‘t you find Moriani‘s technique excellent?‘
‘I don‘t like brunettes who sing blonde.‘

Boom! 🤣🤣

QuietlyLaura Thanks for the early morning smile! 😊 3y
AlaMich @QuietlyLaura My pleasure! 3y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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“Well, so much the better for him,” said the inspector. “When he is altogether mad, he will suffer less.” As you can see, this inspector was a man of the utmost humanity and altogether worthy of the philanthropic office with which he had been entrusted.

Alexandre Dumas throwing some shade!

rockpools Ha! 3y
DGRachel 💙💙 3y
BrownGirlReading All the time throwing shade!❤️ 3y
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Crampton Hodnet | Barbara Pym
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1. I do. I‘m not exactly proud of it but I always notice things like fonts and artwork. If it doesn‘t work visually it does influence me a bit.
2. Tagged
3. Digital versions of NY Times, CNN, Wash Post
4. Snooze!!
5. @Kaddele if you‘d like!

@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads
#friyayintro

Megabooks I read the same news sources! 👍🏻 3y
AlaMich @Megabooks I forgot to mention NPR also. And periodically I fall down a news podcast rabbit hole, too. 😅 3y
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Halfway through my first Barbara Pym, I lost my mind and had to have the Virago editions of all her books. I ordered them from Abebooks and received a Virago large print for one of the titles! Why don‘t they understand that they all have to be the same?! 🙁
#bookwormproblems #firstworldproblems

saresmoore Mmm, lovely! I‘m reading Some Tame Gazelle right now; recently finished A Glass of Blessings. Love them all, so far! 3y
Geenie 😍💖 3y
AlaMich @saresmoore What does Belinda see in the archdeacon anyway? 3y
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LeahBergen Wonderful! And yes, what is UP with that Archdeacon? 😆😆 @saresmoore 3y
AlaMich @LeahBergen He‘s a crashing bore! 3y
LauraBrook I‘ll be reading my first Pym soon and I so feel this! 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen @AlaMich Ahahaha! He‘s terrible, the most pathetic of narcissists! Unfortunately, I can relate to Belinda. 😆 3y
AlaMich @LauraBrook You‘re in for a treat! 😊 3y
sisilia 😍😍😍 What an awesome collection! I only have the tagged book with me, but am now tempted to collect the whole lot 🤪 2y
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A new bookish podcast that may be of interest...Marlon and Jake Read Dead People. It‘s Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and Jake Morrissey, James‘ editor. They only discuss books by deceased authors, which gives them freedom to be, often hilariously, brutal in their opinions.
#podcasts #bookishpodcasts

TheBookStacker I love this podcast! 3y
Patchshank Thank you for sharing. It sounds really interesting. 3y
AlaMich @TheBookStacker So far, my favorite is their Literary Grudge Match episode (Trollope vs Dickens) 😆 3y
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“After all, you both love the Archdeacon,” Harriet had explained, and Belinda supposed that it was true, though one could hardly admit it to oneself. Possibly, thought Belinda, I love him more than Agatha does, but my feeling may be the stronger for not having married him.”

Ya think?

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This was just a random pick from Hoopla while between books. I knew of Barbara Pym and had always intended to read her, and now I wish I gotten around to it sooner. This book is charming and just what I needed right now! #happyaccidents

LeahBergen Isn‘t it marvellous? 😍 3y
AlaMich @LeahBergen It really is, although I would like to shake some sense into Belinda and tell her to stop pining after that jerk the archdeacon! 3y
Aimeesue Always makes me want cauliflower cheese. Well, kinda. 😂 3y
AlaMich @Aimeesue *snort* 😂 3y
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After about 15 years of being a member, I just discovered that my local YMCA has what amounts to a Little Free Library in the lounge. Volunteers of the public library stock it, or you can leave books at the front desk. How cool is that!! 😃

Leftcoastzen 😀👏👍 3y
Tamra Wow! 3y
LeahBergen Very cool! 👏🏻 3y
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