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kim.guernsey

Joined September 2016

Chicago. Mama. Food. Coffee. Hufflepuff. 💻 kimguernsey.com 💻 Goodreads.com/kimguernsey
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I always have such high hopes of getting a lot of reading done on vacation but reality usually doesn't match up. We're home from our trip now and I didn't get through as much of this as I wanted, but it was still more than I realized! Hoping to finish in a week or so! Any good tips for fitting in more reading during trips??

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You guys! We got this from the library for my daughter. This kids book reads like it should be part of a true crime documentary with both sides telling different tales. It'd make a great "whodunnit" kind of story. I want this made into a show! ??

jmtrivera 😂 I loved that book as a kid! I'm pretty sure Kat has it somewhere, but we haven't read it yet. I'd totally make that TV show. 2w
LibrarianRyan Love this book. 2w
Princess-Kingofkings Our family loves this book. It is often my go to choice for a new baby or young child birthday gift. 🎁🐖🐺 2w
kim.guernsey @Princess-Kingofkings great idea! I'm going to have to start doing the same, maybe with a copy of the traditional version too. 🐷🐷🐷🐺 2w
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What my husband doesn't know won't hurt him and he has no idea I posted this. 😂 As much as I love reading, I have a tough time starting new books, so last night I asked my husband to read the first page to me. I had hoped his literal start would help me pick up the rest. It worked! Mainly because the first page was a bit nonsensical and I had to grab it to make sure he wasn't messing with me. Then I proceeded to finish the first chapter. 😁

jmtrivera 😂😂😂 2w
Reviewsbylola Lol I‘ve most def posted pics on here of my husband too without him knowing. 😆 I‘m glad your strategy worked! 2w
kim.guernsey @Reviewsbylola 😆 hubby was a bit confused by my request but at least he helped anyway 2w
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Starting this during #eclecticreadathon to fill a #bookbingo square.

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This is giving me some good giggles. 😄

annahenke I'm from Minnesota, but my mom calls this "nasty but nice." She's kind of a master at it. It's terrifying. 3w
kim.guernsey @annahenke 😆😆😆 This is definitely a skill that I lack, but I'm ok with that! 3w
annahenke @kim.guernsey I do not take after my mother, I am proud to say. Lol. But she is still a force to be reckoned with. 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I just had a very sudden and real urge to wipe my TBR list clean and just start over. The idea freaks me out but I'm very curious if anyone else has done it. Thoughts??

Davor I've gone through it a few times to trim it down. I found myself amazed at how many of the titles I've put there I had no memory of. But it feels so good after you cut the huge number down 😄 2mo
kim.guernsey @Davor I couldn't get the idea out of my head so I went through last night and got rid of over 500 titles! I couldn't remember so many titles either! It feels like a virtual purge and a weight has been lifted 🤣 2mo
Davor @kim.guernsey Whoa, that's a huge load, it must feel so good 😆 2mo
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Apparently it's been 11 months since my last post. I took a break from Litsy to actually focus on reading instead of scrolling through my feed to see what everyone else was reading. I was lured back by the newly launched website/desktop. I checked it out and was reminded how much I missed a bookish community. Hi again! (5.28.19)

valeriegeary 👋 welcome back! 2mo
rachelm Welcome back!! 2mo
DebReads4fun Welcome back! 2mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Out of 24 hours, I logged 2 hours and almost 40 minutes. It was still a blast participating in the #eclecticreadathon by @EclecticReaders !

EclecticReaders That's so great! It's a little harder to find the time when you have to think about a little one 😅🙌 13mo
jmtrivera Hey, that's awesome! Way to make reading time for yourself! 13mo
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This is the first book I'm going to crack into for #eclecticreadathon by @EclecticReaders ! And I just earned myself 2 points for sharing!

jmtrivera Let me know how you like it! 13mo
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What a lovely day to read outside! I usually break my reading slumps with celebrity memoirs of somewhat questionable caliber. 😄 Happy Memorial Day to all, and a big thank you especially to those who have served and made the greatest sacrifice there is. 🇺🇸

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The Favorite Sister | Jessica Knoll
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Hubby went to his first book club tonight and brought home presents!

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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This would've been a really handy reference to have when I read the first book...

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Isn't it nice when your book mark and book title work together to give you a wonderful message?

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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I just finished the book, and thought it would make a great tv show. Turns out it already is one! A mini series to be exact. On loan from the library.

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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There's nothing special about the page I'm reading. It's just nice to have such a warm ray of sunlight shining on me. 🌞

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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This mama needed to get out of the house!

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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My library book haul just grew by one more! There were hundreds of holds on just about every copy of this book in the Chicago public library system. I added myself to every list and managed to get one in less than 2 weeks! Really looking forward to reading this.

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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My library haul... Even though I made a bookalution to only read what I own... Oops!
1. The Sparrow, for @EclecticReaders IRL book club
2. Neverwhere, because I'm a newbie to Neil Gaiman😲
3. Pride and Prejudice, for an insanely specific square in #5book5bingo
4 and 5. Seige and Storm/Ruin and Rising, because I just finished Shadow and Bone and need to read the rest of the trilogy

Tamra I hope you like Sparrow! 1y
kim.guernsey @Tamra it's a bit of a heavy start but I have high hopes once I dig in 1y
emilyhaldi I think it‘s time for your library to invest in a new copy of The Sparrow! 1y
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Tamra @kim.guernsey yes, it‘s a “thinking” book. 🧐 1y
kim.guernsey @emilyhaldi 😄😄 I said the same thing! Neverwhere could use a refresh too lolol 1y
jmtrivera Ahem, it's not specific, it's anniversary edition! 😆😆😆 1y
kim.guernsey @jmtrivera can't it be both lolol 1y
EclecticReaders Great haul! 1y
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Good Reads: The Bath Short Story Award 2013 | Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, Andrew Blackman
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My counts are back!! Phew! 😥

Reviewsbylola That was irritating me. Glad they fixed it! 1y
kim.guernsey @Reviewsbylola irritating indeed! 1y
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Does anyone else have 0s on their goodreads shelves in the Android app? 😤

MinDea Oh no! Hopefully it will all come back! I just checked and mine is still all there! 1y
jmtrivera 😲 1y
kim.guernsey @MinDea lucky me I guess... 1y
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My Friends | Taro Gomi
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I disappear for a couple weeks and come back to several new followers! Hi new friends! @Samplergal @Lthompson @BlueStockingReviews @BookaholicNatty @Busha1984 @Supersteph

Busha1984 @kim.guernsey Hi, new friend!! 1y
Lthompson Well Hi to you too! 1y
BookaholicNatty Hello @kim.guernsey!!!! ❤️❤️ 1y
Supersteph Hi right back!! 👋🏻 1y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I put holds on both the hardback and paperback, and of course both came through at the same time. Both lovely covers!

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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#ramen and #reading kinda night...

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I missed the IRL @EclecticReaders discussion of this book but I'm catching up on the reading anyway. Also, it's due back to the library tomorrow so I'm on a time crunch!

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Getting to read at the library is a rare treat...📚

LauraBeth It it! I love it when I can do it! 😀 1y
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I don't read in bed nearly as much as I should. This feels delightful!! 📚🛌

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@EclecticReaders just finished this book but I'm just diving in!

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Anna Karenina | Leon Tolstoi
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Late to the party but here are some of my 2017 stats. Really would've love hitting 30 books and reading 10k pages.

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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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I didn't make my 2017 GR goal of 35 books... not even my adjusted goal of 30... I tapped out at 29 books. Shooting for 36 in 2018 though!!

jmtrivera 29 is pretty close! 🥂🎉 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I think this is pretty spot on. https://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/

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Warning: kind of personal blurb. Up next for #11thHourReadathon, I started this last year when I first started going to therapy. I still go, which is hard to admit, but #mentalhealth needs to be discussed more, so I'm starting with me. We still talk about my caretaking tendencies, but I never finished the book. I will for 2017, but plan to reread and work on the prompts next time. Here's to taking better care of our minds and hearts in 2018! ❤

Tamra 🙌🏾👏🏾👍🏾 2y
TricksyTails I started this too and never finished. I'll need to follow your lead and do it in 2018! 🙌♥️ 2y
Merethebookgal ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
jmtrivera ❤💚❤💚❤ 2y
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Mehso-so

2.5 stars... I imagined a slapstick kind of family roadtrip but got unlikable characters with little appeal for me...

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OKAY!!! NOW it's time to read! Kid is in bed, pizza has been (half) eaten, tea is made, and coziness has been prepared. 1 hour and 35 minutes later, let the #EclecticReaders #11thHourReadathon commence (For me...)!!!

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All my #eclecticreaders #11thhourreadathon hopes and dreams in one picture. (Pizza: prosciutto, goat cheese, spinach, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, balsamic glaze!!!)

JenReadsAlot Yum!! 2y
Merethebookgal Yummy!! 2y
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Should've posted this yesterday! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my fellow #Hufflepuffs and #Hogwarts friends.

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Loving my new HP necklace!! Loving my friend who loves me and gets me!!

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Anna Karenina | Leon Tolstoi
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I'm at 83% of Anna Karenina thanks to @SerialReader and apparently that's about 286k words that I've read so far (since it's the only thing I've read on the app)! Bonus that my badge references a place I've heard of and kind of live near.

Godmotherx5 @kim.guernsey @SerialReader I want to move to Downers Grove. They have a great knit store called Knitche. 2y
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I'm catching up on @EclecticReaders podcast and episode 42 about Pachinko introduced me to the bookjig! A clip with a ribbon to bookmark your pages... I just... I can't... I WANT!!!

Kaye I ended up buying 2. Best bookmark I‘ve ever owned. 2y
EclecticReaders Always happy to help you find new, bookish items! 😃 2y
Merethebookgal Squirrel! 😍 2y
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Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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I'm 6 months behind everyone else who finished the #ERmadlibs challenge during the #eclecticreadathon back in June but I did it, I'm done! I actually completed one of my 2017 challenges!! I look forward to getting my mad libs from @EclecticReaders !!

Now I just have to finish #bookbingo, #litsyatoz, and my #goodreads challenges!

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 2y
jmtrivera Congrats! 2y
EclecticReaders Awesome! We‘ll get you a copy of your Mad Lib soon! 2y
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I took the day off work with every intention of reading so much that I might throw up lol but life gets in the way and this morning was busy. I'm finally getting a minute to snuggle up cozy on the couch and try to finish A Curious Man, a biography about Leroy Robert Ripley of Ripley's Believe It or Not fame. Quirky man, but quite the life he led.

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My Animals: BabyBasics | Xavier Deneux
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On this edition of "my kid says bookish things":

My 3yo: Mom, I love going to the library and getting the new books.

(Proud mom tears ????)

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You don't say...

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I don't care if no one believes me but the crosswalk example was MY submission to Gretchen Rubin for her new book "The Four Tendencies". I'm freaking out on the inside!!! ??? I'm pretty much famous now! ???

HiddenGemBooks I believe it! 😍👏👏 2y
HiddenGemBooks Congrats! 2y
Ruri_kaichou Cool!!!! 2y
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Good Reads: The Bath Short Story Award 2013 | Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, Andrew Blackman
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I'm super excited about organizing my goodreads shelves tonight.... 🤓

brilliantglow I love going through and organizing my goodreads shelves😍😍 2y
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6 of the 8 ebooks I checked out... I got overzealous...

Ruri_kaichou Good stuff though! 2y
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This cover! 😍

TricksyTails We'll be doing an #EpicBuddyRead of this soon, if you'd like to join in! 2y
kim.guernsey @TricksyTails I'm not sure I have the stamina to dive into this again. Just read it last year. 😊 2y
TricksyTails Totally understand! If you feel like jumping into the discussions, feel free! We'd love for you to chat with the rest of us. Kill time until that final book is released. 😆 2y
kim.guernsey @TricksyTails hope you have a lot of questions then!!! #dontholdyourbreath 2y
TricksyTails 😂😂😂😂😂 GRRM has already broken me down. I have zero expectations! 2y
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Read a book | Marcy Marxer
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Easy enough for this bunch, right?!

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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I have 1 hour to make some headway on this book before the Hubs and kiddo get back from the park!

Christine I know those precious hours well - happy reading! 2y
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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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Just got my library hold for @EclecticReaders book club. I know nothing about the Shadowhunters series. What a mammoth to dive into!

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Book Lovers | Victoria Connelly
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To my fellow Littens, who just get it.