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Book hoarder, curmudgeon and pedantic bitch. I'm on LibraryThing https://www.librarything.com/profile/Sace
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The Last Hours by Minette Walters
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The World's Largest Man: A Memoir by Harrison Scott Key
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Dr. Tenma was back in this volume that ends on what felt like a cliffhanger. Ahhhhhh! I love the way the mystery of Johan's past is slowly being revealed.

Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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Such a pick. I'm so glad I stumbled upon the #catherbuddyread led by @Graywacke. I'm sure that much of the message and nuance was lost one, but the writing was beautiful. Willa Cather never disappoints me.

Hoopiefoot Oooh-I love Willa Cather but have somehow never read this. Thanks for sharing! 16h
Sace @Hoopiefoot I hadn't even heard of it! 15h
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It's official. This book is not the right read for me right now. Maybe I will try again some other time.

Edit-I probably should have made this a review.

The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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I'm already hooked. #LiteraryCrew @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Yay! 2d
Sace @Librarybelle I really don't know how I'm going to stop 😂 2d
Librarybelle 😂 2d
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m hoping to start tonight. 1d
Sace @CoverToCoverGirl I hope you enjoy it! 1d
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I'm not sure how successful this #WeeklyForecast will be. We've got family visiting and I'll be very busy. I'm focusing on library books and read-along books. Luckily we're a family of bookworms and no one will bat an eye if I suggest a daily dose of quiet reading time. 😁


tjwill I love how you did the checklist here! 3d
Cinfhen That sounds lovely/ guests who want to sit and read quietly❤️I have guests arriving too but they are SUPER CHATTY & they like to DO STUFF/ GO PLACES/ SEE THINGS 😬🙄#SendHelp 3d
Sace @tjwill I have discovered that checklists make me more productive...or at least make me feel more productive. 3d
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Sace @Cinfhen my condolences. 🤣 3d
lele1432 @Cinfhen those are the guests I always have too!! Reading is seen as somewhere between...antisocial, lazy, and rude? Lol we could all sit and read! 🙄 Hope you get some quiet time and your reading doesn't suffer lol. 😊 2d
lele1432 I like your checklist also. The way you break down reading by chapter. I think I need to start doing this to feel like I'm progressing even if I don't finish a book! 2d
Cinfhen I actually enjoy these guests BUT I feel like I‘m on a cruise ship and I‘m the social director...it‘s exhausting @lele1432 @Sace but it‘s just a long weekend so I should be fine 2d
Sace @lele1432 luckily the read along leaders did the chapter breakdowns for me ? Left to my own devices I usually don't do so well and I just make a goal like "read (name of book.)" 2d
Sace @tjwill @lele1432 I use Google keep to make my checklists. 2d
Sace @Cinfhen would you know what I was talking about if I cracked a joke about Julie on The Love Boat? 😂 2d
Cinfhen Yup!!!! That‘s exactly who I was referring to!!!! 2d
Sace @Cinfhen 😂😂😂😂 2d
Cinfhen 🎵 The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Sace Come aboard...we're expecting youuuuuu! The looooove booooat.... 🎶 2d
Centique @Cinfhen yup @Sace I think we can nickname her Julie henceforth! 2d
Cinfhen Hahaha @Sace @Centique who‘s Gopher???? 2d
Sace @Cinfhen I'm pretty goofy. And I do like the Minnesota Golden Gophers.... 2d
Cinfhen 👌🏽 2d
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Despite the unchecked items, I am pleased with my progress for this week's #BookReport hosted by @Cinfhen.

I am *thisclose* to DNF-ing The Man Who Saw Everything because we're about have a visit with family and I'm not finding it compelling enough to stick with. It reads like bad, angsty teen writing to me (maybe I'm not smart enough to get it.) I find I don't care much about the twist or symbolism.

BarbaraBB You‘ve made it to the twist and still don‘t like it? Then I would bail if I were you! You can‘t say you haven‘t tried! 4d
Sace @BarbaraBB I don't think I've made it to the twist yet. I'm trying to decide if I even care what the twist is (or if I'll even recognize it.)🤣 4d
BarbaraBB 😂 so many books so little time! Throw it away! 4d
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Dracula will have to be put on hiatus while I listen to this #inspiredbylitsy library hold that just came in 😊

ljuliel Really good book ! 5d
Sace @ljuliel Omigosh I'm sitting in my car waiting for the grocery store to open and laughing my ass off. 😂😂😂 5d
ljuliel Yes, he‘s really funny. He wrote a part 2 to this one which I haven‘t listened to yet. It‘s called 5d
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I couldn't resist signing up for this #readingEurope2020 challenge hosted by @Librarybelle and @BarbaraBB. They used the magic phrase: "laid back" ?

I haven't made any official reading plans yet though.

I've signed up for 2 challenges and I need to stop!

Librarybelle Thank you for signing up and for re-posting! 5d
Sace @Librarybelle you're welcome! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I'm trash at challenges, but maybe 2020 will be my turn around year. 5d
SilversReviews I only do GOODREADS. I can't do others. I hope everyone has fun. 5d
Sace @SilversReviews Thank you! Good luck in your challenge 😊 5d
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Salty, Bitter, Sweet | Mayra Cuevas
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I just pre-ordered my birthday present!

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I don't know how I feel about this book. It's interesting and not interesting at the same time. I've seen comments from Littens that suggest there is a lot of symbolism. Should I seek out that information now or wait until I'm finished reading (if I even decide to finish)?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag DNF! It‘s liberating ☺️ 6d
AnneCecilie How far in are you? 6d
UnidragonFrag I'd say if you have to ask, it's a DNF already so I'd bail! 6d
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Bookwormjillk I‘d either DNF or put it down for a few weeks 6d
Sace @AnneCecilie according to the ebook edition page 65ish out of 302. 6d
Sace @Bookwormjillk It's a library book 😔 6d
charl08 I wasn't that impressed. Dnf 6d
AnneCecilie I found the second part of this book very interesting. It questions everything you know from part one. I see that it‘s a library book so if you do decide to DNF, you can always borrow it again. 6d
Crimson613 another option if you don't want to drop it is to borrow the audiobook :) i know i've gotten through some tough reads thanks to that 6d
Erinreadsthebooks DNF, absolutely DNF! If you're pondering, it's time to say goodbye to that book :) 6d
BarbaraBB There is a great twist halfway. I‘d decide after that if I were you. 5d
Sace I think I'm going to give it just a little more time based on comments from @BarbaraBB and @AnneCecilie. I'll have more uninterrupted reading time next week. Thanks for the advice @Erinreadsthebooks @Crimson613 @charl08 ! 5d
Redwritinghood I loved it but it is a book that you have to think about. 5d
Sace @Redwritinghood I'm getting that impression. I don't think I'm doing it justice just reading it in short bursts. 5d
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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"The Old West had been settled by dreamers, great-hearted adventurers who were unpractical to the point of magnificence; a courteous brotherhood, strong in attack but weak in defence, who could conquer, but could not hold."

And this is just the beginning of a passage that took my breath away. #catherbuddyread @Graywacke

Sace Oh...er...random image from a search for "prairie background" within the pic collage app. 6d
Lcsmcat This bit caught my attention too. It rings so true! 4d
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I have a question about #Booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft. I filled out the Google form twice but did not get an email from Google like I normally do when filling out forms. I'm just checking to make sure I did everything correctly.

Cinfhen For some reason this form doesn‘t generate an email response but we have you all signed up!!! 7d
wanderinglynn @Cinfhen if it‘s a google form, then I learned that google forms do not automatically send a response. It‘s has to be turned on—in settings, select “Collect email addresses” and then select “response receipts.” 6d
Sace @Cinfhen thank you so much! 6d
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Cinfhen Thanks @wanderinglynn I‘ll pass the message along to @4thhouseontheleft our IT person xx 6d
4thhouseontheleft @Sace @wanderinglynn @Cinfhen Crap! I knew I was forgetting something this year when I made the form. Just figured out what it is. So sorry! I‘ve switched the settings now. 6d
ferskner @4thhouseontheleft if I re-fill-out my form so I can get an emailed receipt, will that mess things up for you? I like to print the form to help me track. 6d
4thhouseontheleft @ferskner You can do that! I can just delete the duplicate. 6d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Listening to Dracula, sipping coffee and doing some Happy Color coloring. Somehow I'm going to have to talk myself into going to work 🤣

LaurenReads I love audio booking and happy coloring 😀 7d
Sace @LaurenReads Happy Color is my happy place 😊 7d
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LibrarianRyan It‘s too cold to go to work but I too must talk myself into it. 7d
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! How‘s the audiobook holding up? 7d
Jess_Read_This I‘m such a dork. My first thought after seeing you were listening to Dracula on audio was “I wonder if the narrator has a Transylvanian accent?” Beautiful artwork! 7d
Sace @LibrarianRyan WORD. I have the added struggle of figuring out what to wear because they blast the heat at school. Even the students complain. So I pretty much wear short sleeves to work and freeze between my car and the front door. 7d
Sace @erzascarletbookgasm It *is* more compelling than reading. @Cinfhen was right 🤣 7d
Sace @Jess_Read_This The narrator did actually do a Transylvanian accent. This is my first full cast audiobook and I'm loving it. 7d
Jess_Read_This @Sace Full cast readings of a book are the absolute best. The entire reading experience gets elevated for me when a full cast ensemble narrates! It sounds like a terrific read. 7d
LibrarianRyan @Sace omg! Our building is always cold but there can be a 10 degree swing between room s. 7d
Sace @LibrarianRyan they control our temp remotely 😑 7d
Sace @Jess_Read_This agreed! I'm going to start seeking them out from now on. 7d
Cinfhen Pretty #audiocoloring 🤩and there are some great accents @Jess_Read_This 7d
JacqMac I‘m so addicted to Happy Color. It‘s just so satisfying. lol 6d
Megabooks Lovely!! 6d
Sace @JacqMac I know! I love to color but I have such a bad sense of color. I love that Happy color just picks the colors for me! 6d
Sace @Megabooks hee hee... Thanks! (even though I really owe every bit of loveliness to the app 😂 6d
Sace @Cinfhen I just got to Mina's interview notes with Van Helsing. I was fine with accents up to this point. He sounds more Russian than Dutch 🤣 6d
Cinfhen Yeah; his accent was sort of eye roll inducing but it still adds to the overall production 6d
AnansiGirl Bookworm problem no. 99: Pep talk to leave book behind, walk out of house and get to work. 😂😟😩 6d
Sace @Cinfhen I work with a Russian lady so it felt like having her with me on my drive to work 🤣 6d
Sace @AnansiGirl the struggle is real! 6d
Cinfhen Hahaha!! That‘s really funny 6d
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Monster | Naoki Urasawa
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Ok. I know it's not even Thanksgiving, but my thoughts have already turned to 2020. I really want to get serious about ROOTing and I'm hoping #Booked2020 will help. I'm going to try and focus on my many mass market paperbacks as it is easier to part with them after reading.

Jess_Read_This Oh gosh. I need to accept this challenge. I have been perusing my shelves with a measure of shame seeing the neglected ones I‘ve never read. And there they sit. 1w
Sace @Jess_Read_This it's something that's always at the back of my mind when I look at all my books. It's such a low pressure challenge and the goal is self selected, which is always a plus for me. If you're on LibraryThing there's a group. They will start gearing up for 2020 in December. 1w
Jess_Read_This @Sace I‘m not on Library Thing. I will check it out because this sounds like just the thing I need for 2020. I‘ve been slowly contemplating what my reading goals are going to be for 2020 and reading what I own is a priority one for me. 1w
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Sace @Jess_Read_This Obviously it's an easy to reproduce challenge and you don't need to be on LibraryThing 😊 I just mentioned it because of the group support you can find. (Honestly I lurk more than anything.) 1w
Jess_Read_This @Sace Hehe..I‘d probably end up being a fellow lurker too. Another 2020 self goal is to make efforts in more frequent trips out of my lurkdom.☺️ 1w
Sace @Jess_Read_This I always go back and forth about lurking. I like participating, but at the same time I'm never going to be one to get out and actually meet anyone face-to-face. So even when I'm not lurking, I keep a distance. But social media is sometimes the only interaction I get with other like minded people. If that makes any sense. 1w
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Skip Beat!, Volume 1 | Yoshiki Nakamura
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#inspiredbylitsy (since I've decided I don't like the negative vibe I get for myself when I say #blameitonlitsy) and @xicanti.

For me this first volume is a pick on the so-so end of the spectrum, but sometimes the first volume of a #manga can be that way. I love the determination of the main character and I'm already in love with the president of the agency. I had several laugh-out-loud moments. I'll definitely read the next two volumes.

xicanti Lory is fabulous! I think he might be the most flamboyant character in all of fiction. I wasn‘t initially hooked by this first volume, either, but the next two pulled me in. Nakamura‘s layered approach pays off in a big way as everything rolls along, too. 1w
Sace @xicanti I loved him in the second volume too. I think I'm getting used to the writing maybe? I've been reading more straightfoward manga with fewer asides and thoughts so sometimes I'm having trouble following who is saying/thinking what. Does that make sense? 1w
xicanti @Sace definitely. This last reread really hammered home for me that SKIP BEAT! is a hard manga. Nakamura often juggles three or four narrative streams at once, between the dialogue, the characters‘ surface thoughts, and their deeper observations. It takes a bit to get used to. 1w
Sace @xicanti that makes me feel better. I might give it more that 3 volumes. 1w
Sace *than 3 1w
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Tenma heads to Prague, but he isn't featured for much of this volume. It's another, new character who uncovers a literal key to Johan's past. Another character leaves death in their wake.

I love this series so damn much!!

Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I'm not going to feel guilty about folding the laundry slowly. It gave me an excuse to keep listening.

I'm thinking I should start reading the book though because I'm at a section that feels a little rambly (Lucy at Whitby and her proposals.) I'm having trouble focusing on the audiobook. @Cinfhen @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm

Cinfhen I did switch back and forth between book & audio but I think the audio was way more compelling 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Yeah perhaps you can alternate between print and audio. 1w
Sace @Cinfhen I love the audio, but I just hit a bit I didn't like as much on audio. I bought the audio with the Kindle edition so luckily it syncs, making switching back and forth very easy. 1w
batsy I read it in print, but I had some trouble sorting out that particular section involving Lucy and her suitors, as well! I had to reread that one letter in particular because I realise that The Guy was not the guy I thought it was 😂 1w
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The $50 I spent for an out-of-state library card was the best money I every spent. It's #blameitonlitsy of the best kind.

Librarybelle I‘ve been so tempted to do this, just to say I have a card with Brooklyn Public Library. Maybe I‘ll treat myself to one over the holidays... 1w
LauraBeth So many books! 💃 1w
Crazeedi I have a free one from Philly's public library. This one sounds awesome too. I love overdrive/ libby! 1w
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Sace @Librarybelle @LauraBeth sometimes I feel guilty for using it more than my local library, but whenever I check my local they don't have the book I'm looking for (electronic or physical.) 😔 BPL has paid for itself for sure. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s great that your able to do that!!! And your supporting the library system 💓💓💓 1w
Sace @Crazeedi is it free because you live in the area? 1w
Sace @Cinfhen two actually since I also paid for an out of state card for the Fairfax VA library too. 😃 1w
Cinfhen Even better!!!! 1w
Lcsmcat I agree so much! I love my BPL membership! 1w
kwmg40 I live in a small city outside Toronto and I pay annually for a Toronto Public Library card. Worth every penny! Most people don‘t realize you can get memberships for public libraries outside your region. 1w
Sace @kwmg40 I know I didn't until Litsy! 1w
Sace @Lcsmcat Me too. Though I still buy (too many) books I have been able to really curb it since I got the PBL and Fairfax cards. 1w
Billypar BPL is my library and I'm a big fan: I've never gotten audio books anywhere else, so I have no standard of comparison, but seems like the selection is pretty good. Never thought to look into out of state library card options 🤔 1w
Tamra I didn‘t know about out of state library cards! 1w
Sace @Billypar @Tamra I try to use my local library, I really do but most of the time they don't have what I'm looking for in their collection. They don't use overdrive/libby, which I prefer. They use Hoopla, RBdigital and CloudLibrary, which really aren't that great. I can't do one search I have to search the physical collection on the website and then search each app. It's not really the library's fault....👇 1w
Sace ...our community/state doesn't really fund it well and I'm sure they are doing the best with what little they have. 1w
Tamra @Sace I get it! My small city library rarely has the ebooks and audio books I want, so I use a large in state library for those. 1w
sprainedbrain Yes! I spent another $27 per year to also have a card at Fairfax County Library. 😃 1w
Sace @sprainedbrain Hmmm 🤔 Now that I'm thinking about it, you may be the Litten who inspired my doing this.. 1w
JeansBookshelf I have BPL too. Got it in August. Right now I can't check out anything because my card needs verified for some reason. 😭 1w
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Here's my #WeeklyForecast for November 11-16. Once again I heap praise upon @Cinfhen for helping my reading productivity. 😁

I finished My Time Among the Whites last night. I really should do my book report in the evenings 🤣

My first goal is to finish Monster Volume 5. The Man Who Saw Everything is another priority (I don't like to hog library books.)

I have to prep a week's worth of sub plans which will limit reading time this week. 😔

Centique The reporting in is encouraging me to get finished and move forward too! 😍 1w
Sace @Centique exactly. Like I feel like there's accountability, but not in a negative/stressful way. 1w
Sace Making a note to myself - listen to two chapters of 🧛‍♂️ 1w
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I don't read a lot of essay collections so I don't know how this compares. I really enjoyed pretty much every essay in this.

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I bought books I didn't need today!! 😃😃😃😃

Lynnsoprano That‘s me almost every day 🤣 Those darn Kindle deals! 1w
Sace @Lynnsoprano kindle deals are evil! 1w
ravenlee I went to BN today when I had a little extra time to myself (which NEVER happens) and then I snuck my two new books into the house like they were drugs or something! 😆 Especially because I already read one from the library but liked it so much I wanted my own copy, and there‘s no way the hubby would understand that. 1w
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Sace @ravenlee Littens totally understand though! I've been known to sneak books in too 1w
batsy Living life as it should be! 😆 1w
LeahBergen Ahh, Norah Lofts! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Sace @LeahBergen Yep. Definitely #blameitonlitsy 1w
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I don't know photochallenge etiquette so I hope random, inconsistent participation is not frowned upon because I had to join in for#movember #laislabonita. This book seemed perfect for the prompt. It's one I recommend. I liked everything about it except the beveled edges of this edition.


ljuliel Those beveled edges make it difficult to turn the pages, don‘t they ? What‘s the English title of this ? (edited) 2w
kspenmoll Never! I am often inconsistent with posting photo challenges! 2w
Sace @ljuliel Island Beneath the Sea 2w
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Sace @kspenmoll I just don't feel creative enough! I usually just use the most obvious choice. I love how creative people get with the photo challenges. 2w
ljuliel I don‘t think people care in here. There are some clever pictures posted with the book cover matching other items , but I think most people just want to see the book. Thanks for the title. I‘ve only read 2 by her : House of the Spirits and. Daughter of Fortune. I liked them both. 2w
Cinfhen Always THRILLED by a surprise guest!!!! Jump in whenever you like, especially with such a beautiful book in Spanish 🙌🏻💕 2w
Sace @Cinfhen yay! 2w
Sace @ljuliel I've read House of the Spirits, Ines of My Soul and this one. I'm currently working on Zorro and Daughter of Fortune is on my list. 2w
LauraBeth I love your hatred for deckle edges! 😂 2w
Sace @LauraBeth that's it! DECKLE edge. I knew beveled wasn't it but I was too lazy to Google further. Thank you! 2w
sprainedbrain All of Allende‘s covers are so gorgeous. 😍 1w
Sace @sprainedbrain My absolute favorite though will be the art on the late 80s mass paperback edition of the House of the Spirits (for sentimental reasons). 1w
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Time for my #WeeklyForecast #BookReport! (I am having so much fun participating in this @Cinfhen!)

This graphic makes me look more productive than I was. I didn't actually finish any thing I checked off, but I did make progress in each book. I didn't make much progress in Dracula though. Hopefully I can make up for it next week.

Sadly, Edith and Zorro were ignored.

LauraBeth This is a great idea - I love to see things checked off and crossed out! ✅ 2w
Sace @LauraBeth it's taken me a long time but I now embrace lists and checking off tasks. 2w
BarbaraBB Great graphic! 2w
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Sace @BarbaraBB I owe it all to keep notes and pic collage 🤣 2w
Sace @BarbaraBB oops...and thank you for the compliment 😁 2w
BarbaraBB I will check out keep notes! 2w
Sace @BarbaraBB I love it! 2w
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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Finished up on schedule for the #catherbuddyread! That's rare for me!

I confess, I was nervous going in to this because the description of the book just made it seem very different from other works I know. Cather's writing is like an old, dear friend to me. I am enjoying the read.

Graywacke I‘m calling this picture a tease. 🙂 I‘m enjoying this a lot too. 1w
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I received my #BOTM box today. I'm a little nervous about it because BOTM felt the need to mark this as a difficult read. I have read Coates in the past and I do struggle with his style, but this just sounds so interesting to me.

Also, has anyone else noticed this book cover? It has popped on on more than one book I've searched.

Schlinkles Does it mean difficult style or difficult subject matter? It‘s interesting that they feel the need to designate that either way. And yes, many books I‘ve looked up have come up with that cover. 2w
Sace @Schlinkles difficult style. They deem it a "very challenging read" for "nonlinear and non traditional plot structure" and "difficult and complex writing. 2w
MelissaSue81 It was a difficult read for me. Both the style and the subject manner. Coates is an excellent writer but i struggled with it. 2w
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Tamra Oh that is interesting - they mark books by difficulty? 🤔 I need to ponder whether that is a good idea. 2w
Sace @Tamra right? It surprised me too. I had never seen them mark a book that way before. 2w
Sace @MelissaSue81 he is a good writer, but his sentence structure can be hard for me to follow. 2w
Lcsmcat Yes, I have seen that guitar method cover SO MANY TIMES. (It makes me a little crazy.) 2w
TheBookHippie Yup it‘s on a ton of them... 2w
Sace @Lcsmcat thank you! That's the kind of thing that drives me crazy too! I want to know why it's happening! I start imagining evil little hackers out for lulz 🤣 2w
lele1432 I've seen a lot of BOTM members complain about format, etc. for more experimental-style books over the years, so I think they started doing that to give a heads up in case people like their picks less challenging. I see those designations and are drawn to them lol. 2w
Sace @lele1432 sometimes I enjoy more challenging reads. I'm wondering if I should save this one for one of my breaks when I have longer periods for uninterrupted reading. 2w
lele1432 Same! I got this one last month, but haven‘t been in the right headspace to dig into it yet. 2w
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"A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever."

Addison_Reads Love this! My fortune cookies are always something wacky. 2w
Sace @Addison_Reads oh mine too! I thought this was perfect today in light of all the Litsy conversations yesterday. It always boils down to books 📚 2w
UnidragonFrag 😂👍 2w
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"... we bemoan the inaccuracy and misinformation perpetuated by American writers and reporters who see Cuba as material, how their vague efforts to bring attention to the island and its people are in actuality silencing them, because by telling their own version of Cuba--a version white American audiences are receptive toward because the messenger often looks and sounds like them--they are replacing the islands true voices with their own."

Sace I checked out the e-book from the library, but I want to own the physical book. I see a book purchase in my future. 2w
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Please feel free to unfollow me. I promise my feelings won't be hurt. I'll mainly be over here in the corner reading.

📚 I don't do a ton of reviews because I read crap and I read slowly.
📚 I do some readalongs but mainly small ones.
📚 I only do one readathon and it's @DeweysReadathon (est 2007?)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego There is no wrong way to Litsy. Keep doing/posting what makes you happy. ❤📚❤ 2w
Megabooks I like your posts! Be you! 2w
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Sace @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego oh trust me I will. I kind of embrace my inner selfish a-hole. I just wanted people to know how I Litsy so they could make an informed decision. 2w
Sace @LibrarianRyan see ☝️ 2w
Sace @Megabooks thank you! 2w
LibrarianRyan Do what you like! There is no wrong way to Litsy. I only do @24in48 readathon but I‘m making an exception for @mrbook. It‘s about you! 💗⭐️⭐️ 2w
Settings I don't see any crap books in your feed lol 2w
Sace @Settings lol. I'll take this as a challenge 🤣 2w
Sace @LibrarianRyan Hmmm. I'm not even making an exception there. It makes me profoundly sad that the thing that annoys the stew out of me is now attached to a thing that I loved when I first got here. 2w
Ddzmini Nope I‘ll not unfollow you 🤪🤗 2w
Sace @Ddzmini Ah but I'll know you made an informed decision! 2w
Ddzmini Yes yes I did 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Hooked_on_books You read crap. 😂 That‘s funny. I write a lot of reviews but feel I end up being a little one note as a result. I feel like these conversations get kicked off every now and then and die back down. I say follow those who have content you like and don‘t follow those who don‘t. Simple. And post what makes you happy. That‘s the whole point. 2w
MrBook What?! Why would someone unfollow you? @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego sums it up well. 👍🏻👍🏻 You‘re a tremendous part of our #LitsyFamily—you‘re insightful, you‘re approachable, and you‘re involved! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Sace @Hooked_on_books it takes all kinds. Am I a fan of gamification of reading? Not really. I'll play sometimes but most of the time I ignore. When I start to feel like there's a lot of chatter and noise on my feed I unfollow. Honestly I think there's still a lot of weeding I could do. I did some yesterday and was amazed at the number of old friends who "reappeared" on my feed. Sometimes the more extroverted ? 2w
Sace and "event focused" (for lack of a better term) members "drown out" the more review-focused, small read along members. 2w
Sace @MrBook thank you but different strokes for different folks. I'll be the first to unfollow someone when I need to so I felt like people should know that I understand unfollows. Keep Litsy active is not my wheelhouse. Keep Litsy intimate is. There's a difference to me. 2w
Hooked_on_books I agree. I do a lot of scrolling past at certain times and weeding is necessary. I do think it‘s possible to find the “right” people to follow for whatever one is looking for here. 2w
4thhouseontheleft Dewey‘s Readathon is how I found Litsy a few years ago! 2w
Sace @Hooked_on_books exactly. I was saying yesterday that for me quality is more important than quantity. There are others who may feel differently. It's also true that people come and go. I don't think that's a death knell by any means. It felt a bit like chicken little at times yesterday. I think conversation elsewhere spilled over to here. 2w
Sace @4thhouseontheleft I've tried other readathons but Dewey has won my heart! 2w
ljuliel I highly doubt anyone would unfollow you for reading slowly or reading crap ( your word, not mine ) 😊. It doesn‘t matter to me what you read or how fast you read. This isn‘t a contest. It‘s just a hangout place for people who like books. Just be yourself. 2w
LauraBrook I‘m with you for the long haul! 💖 2w
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When a #manga illustration perfectly illustrates my own reaction. 🤣

BarbaraBB You got me intrigued! Your reaction to what🤔😉? 2w
Sace @BarbaraBB someone is still alive! Dunh Dunh Dunh! 2w
BarbaraBB I got it! 😀 2w
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rabbitprincess Haha I need to save this for use at work 😂😂 2w
Sace @rabbitprincess oooo. Great idea. I could photocopy and laminate and just hold it up to students (and colleagues) all day long 🤣 2w
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Oh @ljuliel really has me thinking this morning. I made up a list of things I want to do to be a better citizen of Litsy (#Litizen?) And with this non-book post I've already failed at one 🤣

Crazeedi Excellent list! I will keep this close and I e tried to follow most of these!! 2w
Rachel.Rencher She got me thinking, too! I can't say I'll stick to books every time, though. I like filling Litsy in on pieces of my life & seeing what goes on with littens, too. 2w
Sace @Crazeedi feel free to tailor them to your wants and needs too! Honestly I wrote most of these thinking about what I wanted when I post something. Then I started reading other's posts and realized I should be a better participant for them too. 2w
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Sace @Rachel.Rencher agreed. Gotta have me some #catsoflitsy! I also really love when people share pictures of their reading spots (I call them "reading in the wild" posts.) 2w
Addison_Reads Excellent list. Thank you for sharing. 2w
Sace @Rachel.Rencher I'm so glad she started this conversation! 2w
Bookish.SAM At least this is a very well intentioned fail 🤣 2w
Sace @Bookish.SAM yes... All the best intentions 🤣 2w
ljuliel Thanks. This list is great. I wouldn‘t say it‘s non- book related, as it‘s meant to be a way to breathe new life into Litsy, which just happens to be a book group. So there is a connection ! I‘m not saying we should never post anything else. I like seeing pets ,etc myself. I‘m just trying to even the teeter - totter out a bit and give books a bit more of a platform than they‘ve had for awhile. Great job 👏🏻 2w
MeganAnn Yes, great list!! I‘m going to try doing more of these things myself 2w
Chrissyreadit Looks like a great list! 2w
Sace @ljuliel I feel like I want to exercise caution about "breathing new life." I do think transience is the nature of the internet. Not sure if that can be fixed. I understand the feeling of loss when people leave. There has to be a balance though because so many people are still here. Even I've had to struggle with staying when it started to feel less intimate. It's one reason I unfollow and mute hashtags. 2w
Sace @MeganAnn Litsy is what we make of it. 2w
Sace @Chrissyreadit thank you! 2w
Chrissyreadit @Sace I completely agree with your above comment. Also new people join every day and I‘m excited by eclectic readers. Also I want to be inclusive for everyone. I‘m more interested in the future of Litsy and engaging with LibraryThing more than goodreads. 2w
Sace @Chrissyreadit my off and on involvement with LT colors a lot of how I feel about and interact on Litsy. I started in LT way back in the early 2000s(?), left for a bit and came back. For me it always boils down to reading and books. Games and alongs are secondary to me. (Though a do dabble in them occasionally.) 2w
UnidragonFrag These are great! I really want to try to commit on commenting more. 2w
Sace @UnidragonFrag it's actually a list I started a couple weeks ago when I noticed myself getting annoyed by some things. I decided I wanted to be the change I wanted in the Litsy world 🤣 2w
UnidragonFrag @Sace I feel you! Lately it's been feeling more hashtags and somewhat cliquey, which isn't how I remember when I first joined. Would love for it to go back, at least some! And you're right, we should be the change :) this has been the most interaction I've had on here in a while :) 2w
Sace @UnidragonFrag I try not to get hung up on "cliquey" because I feel like that's a self fulfilling prophecy at times. I know myself well enough to know that I'm just using it as an excuse sometimes. Now if someone legit ignores me I'm like f*ck it, I have my books to be my friends ? 2w
Sace @UnidragonFrag and honestly it feels the same to me. Maybe I'm just clueless. 2w
MrBook Wow! This is a great list!! 😁👍🏻👍🏻 You can tell right off the bat that it‘s substantive with a lot of thought having gone into it. (edited) 2w
Sace @MrBook eh. Maybe not a lot of thought. More like paying attention to how I felt and what I observed when interacting on Litsy. 2w
UnidragonFrag @Sace it definitely can be a self fulfilling prophecy. I can think of a time I did that to myself on here 🤷‍♀️ I'm still figuring crap out and sometimes take things too personal. But it's the internet and who cares, right 😅 2w
Sace @UnidragonFrag I take it you've already been pointed in the direction of @Chelleo 's videos and @RaimeyGallant tips for Litsy? 2w
UnidragonFrag @Sace I meant still figuring things out in general not on here lol I've seen those. @Chelleo and @RaimeyGallant do a great job helping out new folks 😊 2w
Sace @RaimeyGallant @UnidragonFrag I bow before both of you Litsy queens! 🙇‍♀️ 2w
UnidragonFrag @Sace 😂😂 2w
RaimeyGallant lol :) 2w
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1. Pretty much everything, but finding out about new and new to me books is at the top of the list.
2. I've tried a few swaps, but I don't think I'm good at them.
3. Nope
4. At least once a day (I've taken some leaves of absence too.)
5. I have enjoyed #friyayintro a lot. @suvata did a Steinbeck readalong that I really enjoyed. I've lurked on #ShakespeareReadalong. Currently doing the #catherbuddyread. I love the #manga hashtag. 👇

Sace 6. I'm pretty happy with the way Litsy is. There are some things that bother me, but they are on me and not really anything Litsy does. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. For the most part Litsy has remained true to its origins. There are some corners that are too social media for me, but overall it's the perfect place for readers IMO. 2w
BarbaraBB Such positive feedback. Good to read 💕 2w
Sace @BarbaraBB I mean, I have some negatives but they are so much based on my bad attitude that I can hardly blame Litsy for them! 🤣 2w
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ljuliel Thanks for responding. I‘m glad you‘ve found several read along you‘ve enjoyed. I just did one and it was fun. Very low key, no stress, just read the book. 👍🏼 2w
Sace I've got one for 3. I sort of wish there was a way to prioritize feeds I follow? Like I love posts from @LauraBeth , but I have to actively search her and go to her feed. She rarely shows up on mine 😔 I guess I need to follow fewer people 🤣 2w
Sace @ljuliel those are the best kinds! 2w
ljuliel @Sace ...yea, I recently went through and cleared out my follow list and restarted it. I was missing posts that I wanted to see somehow. I do t know of another way to keep track of a certain person without looking them up. 2w
Sace @ljuliel I'm probably due for another weeding. There's no reason for me to be following thousands. 🙄 2w
ljuliel Yea, it‘s tough to keep track of that many. A lot are also dead accounts. No one has posted for mo this, some, not at all. 2w
Sace @ljuliel I tend to unfollow if it's been a while but I know I was gone for almost a year once so I still feel guilty when I unfollow 😔 2w
Sace So I see there's the #keeplitsyactive hashtag and yeah, the FOMO has kicked in, but I have to say that I don't think Litsy is doomed. It's just changing but not in a bad way. For me there are elements that are starting to feel social media-esque but I still believe it can meet the needs of every Litten. 2w
ljuliel No, it‘s not doomed. It just needs a bit of a jump start. A couple years ago, there were so many new posts per day, I spent hours trying to get through them all. Now there are big gaps. Days when I check in several times and might only see a couple new posts. 2w
Sace @ljuliel ah. I have to laugh because I actually kind of like the slowdown. I am easily overwhelmed and I like when there is more conversation and interaction, something that can be hard when there's so much activity. 2w
LauraBeth @sace 😽😽 2w
Sace And since I'm still thinking.... Once thing I love about Litsy is that I can take crappy pictures and not feel bad 🤣 2w
Sace Aaand another thought. I prefer quality over quantity. A ton of posts with the same group hashtag -along does not interest me as much as someone posting about their slice of reading life that makes me want to interact with them. 2w
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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"Her vowels seemed to roll about in the same way her eyes did."

Not a profound quote but I always love when an author comments on the sounds of language.


Graywacke It‘s a nice window into Mrs. Ogden - and a reminder Cather is a storyteller instead of simply a reporter. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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One of my traditions for @DeweysReadathon is to buy myself some swag after a readathon. I didn't read much during either one so I still haven't gotten anything much bigger than a magnet. This is the one I got for #deweyoct.

readordierachel Nice! How many do you have? 2w
Sace @readordierachel lol just two. 2w
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I am so enjoying the #WeeklyForecast. It's a perfect goal setting time frame. (Apparently long term goals are not in my nature.) This is a somewhat prioritized list.

While the #catherbuddyread hasn't officially started, I want to get a jump on it because I am a slow and polygamous reader.

Dracula will be my driving-to-work listen this week.

I doubt I will finish anything.

Thanks for the wonderful and fun idea @Cinfhen!

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Am I crazy? Shouldn't this be "etymology"?

Hooked_on_books You are not crazy. I don‘t think the study of insects would have much to say about this at all. 2w
Ava_Black Omg! I feel so bad for this poor author! If I‘m not mistaken, entomology is the study of insects. Editor should‘ve caught this. 2w
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sprainedbrain Whoops. 😂 2w
Sace @Hooked_on_books @Ava_Black @sprainedbrain thank you! I feel like an editor should have caught that. But that's easy for me to say. I'm not an editor! 2w
tournevis No insects involved. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly 😂🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Sace @tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly mistakes like this always make me question what little knowledge I think I have. 😂 2w
tournevis @Sace @Clare-Dragonfly English being my second language, I never know how to spell words that are just not quite the same. Is it an A or an E there? Inflammable, not the dame in English and French. Also, English spelling makes not sense. 2w
Sace @tournevis English spelling is ridiculous! 😜 I like Spanish spelling. It makes much more sense and is more consistent than English. 2w
ravenlee I HATE these errors! They drive me bonkers and make me question everything else in the book. 2w
Ava_Black @Sace No, they most definitely should have. Trust me. ❤️ 2w
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Monster, Volume 4 | Naoki Urasawa
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Dr Tenma continues the search for Johan and may lose his soul in the process.

This was a very intense volume. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes police procedurals and psychological thrillers. It's a perfect example of how #manga is more than just Shonen and Shojo (types I dearly love but they can also give the wrong impression sometimes.)

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The Paradox of Choice | Barry Schwartz
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NFNov #FOMO #WeeklyForecast and a post from @ljuliel about Kindle Unlimited and other sources for books have me wondering if I should try this one again.

rsteve388 1 pt. 2w
rsteve388 Have you signed up I don't see you in my spreadsheet? 2w
Sace @rsteve388 no. I've just been following. I can remove the hashtag. 2w
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I guess I could wait until this afternoon and do my #BookReport. Then I might have more to report. But nah... I'd rather do it now. @Cinfhen

📚 I gave up on the studying almost immediately.
📚 I made decent progress in both Mythology and Monster Vol 4
📚 I managed to finish the section of Zorro I had been languishing on for too long.

BarbaraBB Impressive! 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha!! You sound like my kids and their “assigned” reading 😜😂 3w
Sace @Cinfhen to me "assigned" and "TBR" are synonymous ? 3w
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Sace @BarbaraBB thanks. It doesn't feel impressive though. 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha/ I can support that 🙌🏻 3w
Sace @Cinfhen I gotta tell you, this Weekly Forecast is brilliant. Planning a month or more of reading is just setting myself up for failure (see "assigned reading") but planning for just a week doesn't feel like a chore at all and I can still feel like I'm mood reading. 2w
Cinfhen I kind of like having a “plan” too!! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Unfortunately the kittens did not make it and I am devastated. We've managed to get mama cat in the house. She's resting comfortably but periodically she gets up and seems to be whining and looking for kittens 😭😭😭

xicanti I‘m so sorry. 3w
batsy 😞 3w
Mimi28 Aaaawwww!! I‘m 😭😭😭 with you. Do you believe in animal spirits? I do. Sometimes you look down and see a shadow, or you feel an imprint on your blanket and there is no animal there? I‘m sure they are looking after you and their mom 😻😻😻🌈🌈 3w
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Sace @xicanti @batsy it's been a hard 24 hours. I wish I knew cat behavior better. The whining seems to have stopped and she's been eating well and drinking water and quite calm. I'm hoping her almost immediate transition from stray to housecat is a good sign. 3w
Sace @Mimi28 I really hope so. She is a second generation stray that we've been feeding since April of 2018 and she's always been the friendliest. Maybe she was always meant to be ours. I just wish the circumstances weren't so sad. 3w
Mimi28 Me too, it is sad but I know you‘ll take great care of the mom. ❤️❤️❤️ it‘s good she‘s adjusting so well 😊 Keep us updated, if you want to ❤️❤️😻😻 3w
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry. Glad she has you to care for her. 3w
Jas16 Oh I am so sorry. 3w
Clare-Dragonfly Oh no, I‘m so sorry! That poor mama cat. I‘m glad she has you to take care of her. 3w
JessClark78 I‘m sorry. 😢 3w
ValerieAndBooks Aww 😢💖 3w
rabbitprincess Poor kitty ♥️♥️😢😿 3w
GrilledCheeseSamurai 😞 So very sorry. 3w
veritysalter Oh no, poor kittens and poor mummy cat. Thank you for taking her in and giving her warmth, food and love. Xx 3w
Susanita Oh no. Poor kitties. 😢😿 3w
Sace @Susanita I know. I'm still so very sad. 3w
Annl It might be her milk? A lot of organizations will fix feral cats for a fraction of the cost. Good luck. You are a great person! 2w
Sace @Annl we've already got an appointment with our vet She's stuck with us now. 😁 2w
Annl Good for her and you! She looks lovely. I have 3 inside cats courtesy of a feral mother who will only come in and visit if the door remains open. Sorry about the kittens. 2w
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Not book related but one of our strays had kittens. We keep shelters outside for the cats and she had them in there. You can just see the little floofs (I tried to put arrows.) Sadly a third didn't make it and mama left it at the door for hubby to find 😭

Sace One looks gray. I'm gonna call it stormy since we had storms today. I know. Cheesy name. 🤣 3w
Tamra Ohhhhhh sweet. I hope they find forever homes! 3w
Sace @Tamra well, we're still feeding her first litter 🤣🙄 3w
Dragon 😻😻😻 3w
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Monster, Volume 4 | Naoki Urasawa
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Not the prettiest spot for reading, but grateful to be at a school where I can read outside while supervising students at lunch.

Case Closed, Volume 3 | Gosho Aoyama
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I told myself I wasn't going to buy more than two volumes of the Spanish edition, but I was lying to myself. #bookmail

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Spending a few minutes with Edith so I won't feel like a complete failure when I I write my #WeeklyForecast #BookReport 😂

ravenlee I recall that when I read this one I enjoyed it more in nibbles than in gulps. I read another of hers that I found in a used book store and it was interesting, if not outstanding. 3w
Sace @ravenlee I'm definitely preferring it in nibbles so I will be at it for a while 😊 I've been going back and forth with the physical book and the audiobook. 3w
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I'm lazy so #myidealbookclub post will just be this list. This was really fun to think about @monalyisha
📚 Curious by Ian Leslie
📚 The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
📚 Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
📚 Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
📚 My Antonia by Willa Cather
📚 O Pioneers by Willa Cather
📚 The Street by Ann Petry
📚 Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
📚 Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende
📚 House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Sace 📚 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 3w
monalyisha I‘ve never read any Willa Cather but I want to! And I need to reread “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” I don‘t think I was quite ready for it when I read it the first time (in Middle School). 3w
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Sace @monalyisha stop everything and read Wlla Cather asap! 😊 3w
monalyisha @Sace Noted! One of my good friends hated “My Antonia,” so she probably hasn‘t had as high of a place on my list as she should have. I‘ll bump her up! 3w
Sace @monalyisha awww. I hate to hear that for your friend. Glad you're still willing to try Cather though. My first Cather was actually Death Comes for the Archbishop. (Hmmm...I should reread that.) 3w
Cinfhen Cool list!! I think my bookclub ladies night enjoy a few of these!!! 3w
Sace @Cinfhen in hindsight I probably shouldn't have done so many author repeats. That's hell for anyone who didn't like the first choice...but it's make believe and everyone in my imaginary book club will love the books. We also just live chat sans Webcam so no one has to dress or go anywhere 🤣 3w
Cinfhen Yes; staying dressed all day is the hardest part about bookclub 😜 3w
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Soma and friends continue their battle against the council and the new director of the culinary institute.

I had taken a break from this never-ending series thinking I could just walk away, but I couldn't. The descriptions of food and cooking techniques is just too hard to resist.

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Wow this is a wonky picture. Ah well.

So my #WeeklyForecast...
📚 Continue my audiobook (tagged)
📚 Start Monster Volume 4
📚 Make time for Zorro
📚 Study (#autodidact)

I hope I can stay consistent with this @Cinfhen... I'm so lazy and forgetful at times but I do enjoy interacting with #littens.

Cinfhen Let‘s hope I remember to post my #bookreport and for the record I already bailed on one of my books 🙄 3w
Cinfhen #MoodyJudy here 🙋🏼‍♀️ 3w
Sace @Cinfhen you just madee feel so much better 😊 At least I know I can keep up with my audiobook! 3w
Cinfhen Reading should always be fun!!!! 3w
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Not exactly the tagged book. Volume 2 doesn't seem to be in the database.

A continuation of the adventures of Conan Edogawa, the 16-year-old genius detective trapped in a 6-year-old body thanks to the nefarious "men in black."

Volume 1 ended with a kind of cliffhanger....or rather a set up to the next story...and it was not picked up in this volume so I'm a little confused. It's still a pick though.

Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1. Eh. I read four (very short) books (graphic novels at that.)

2. Not really. I just made a TBR and stuck to it.

3. I didn't really snack. I enjoyed the break we took for Thai food.

4. Can I think about it?

With about a half hour left I'm really reflecting on my second #Deweys24HrReadathon. I don't feel like I was as successful this time. I wasn't very focused and I was too distracted by my husband, tv and Litsy 🤣

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Book 4 for @DeweysReadathon #Deweys24HrReadathon #DeweyOct

I liked this better than Poseidon. Being a physical copy helped. I think the electronic format doesn't lend itself very well when there are multiple stories involved.