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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Day 5 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

This one is even better in person.

If you haven‘t already, come play along!

cjk Loved, loved, loved this!💕📚😊 18h
IvoryLunatic I loved the narrator of the audiobook for this one. She is fantastic. 18h
Ruthiella I just saw a perfect condition of this at the library sale! Someone will be happy when the find that! 15h
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thebluestocking @cjk So good! 10h
thebluestocking @IvoryLunatic Ooh. That‘d be perfect for a reread. 10h
thebluestocking @Ruthiella That‘s an awesome find!! 10h
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Day 4 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

I know this is technically six covers, but I couldn‘t separate the set!

ValerieAndBooks I don't blame you 😍 ! 2d
Blaire Beautiful! 1d
Ruthiella But I love seeing the whole set together (as they were meant to be)!😍 1d
sudi Pretty 😍 1d
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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This is a fascinating and (at times) horrifying look at cooking on a professional level. The audio, read by Bourdain himself, was great. Be aware going in that his tone is blunt, and his language is rough. His critiques of others and himself are unflinching. It was a little sad reading this knowing how his story ended, but I‘m very glad I read it.

Leftcoastzen I miss him , I‘m still heartbroken. Great read though. 2d
thebluestocking @Leftcoastzen It is just totally sad. 😢 2d
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Day 3 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

@Jee_HookedOnBookz would you like to join in?

squirrelbrain That‘s gorgeous! ❤️ 3d
Megabooks I love this one! 3d
Zelma I really like this one too. 3d
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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Day 2 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

I love the ominous simplicity of this one.

Blaire Yes. So fitting. 4d
Ruthiella Yes! Clearly well thought out! 4d
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01. Jonathan Unleashed; Gift from the Sea
02. The Diary of a Bookseller
03. Sunny, high of 85^F

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Day 1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

The covers of the various editions of The Night Circus are all utterly delightful.

Thanks for the tag, @BarbaraBB!
Please feel free to join in, if you‘d like.

BarbaraBB Yes this one‘s cover is great, in all editions! 4d
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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This was a fun, if flawed, YA thriller. Five kids in detention, and one ends up dead. While I didn‘t love the mystery, I liked seeing how the suspects reacted to the scrutiny, found out who their real friends were, and found solace in each other.

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Jonathan Unleashed | Meg Rosoff
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01. Jonathan Unleashed; Gift from the Sea
02. Maple (I 🧡 the look of pumpkins but not the taste.)
03. “Jonathan awoke at 5 a.m. with a raging thirst and a bad case of melancholia.”

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A heartbreaking and beautifully woven tale of a family on a road trip. Their past and their uncertain futures are explored through the parents‘ two projects: one on lost children at the US border and one on the lost Apaches. I loved this so much. The language and writing is so rich and layered. And the way the stories converged was brilliant. #tob2020

thebluestocking I read this on audio, which had its strengths and weaknesses, I think. I would like to reread it in print. 2w
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking Great review. Its place in the #ToB2020 is well deserved. 2w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Thank you! I agree. 💙💙 (edited) 2w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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I want to read like this more. This book, in fact, forced me to slow down and savor words in a way I do not often do.

UnabridgedPod I love this book SO much!! And I got the chance to see Luiselli on a panel at the National Book Festival. She‘s just brilliant. ❤️ 2w
thebluestocking @UnabridgedPod Oh man! I‘d love to meet her. This book gives you just a peek into what appears to be a brilliant mind. 2w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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It is like Rainbow Rowell is inside my head. I love all things fall and pumpkins and pumpkin patches especially. So this cute story about two high schoolers and their last night working at the pumpkin patch was perfect. Just read it.

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I‘ve been doing a little research for my preteen. I found the information in this book to be informative, science-based, and appropriately geared toward the preteen set.

saresmoore My daughter is nearing 11 and I‘ve been searching for good books to share with her. Thanks for sharing this! 2w
thebluestocking @saresmoore I hope it works for you!! 2w
Reggie This isn‘t for your daughter but I found it insightful even though I don‘t have kids. 2w
thebluestocking @Reggie Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll check it out. 2w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Yes! I‘m so excited that this book won #camptob and has earned a slot on the #tob2020 shortlist!!

Ruthiella I knew it! 2w
BarbaraBB I just saw it too. So happy about this and to see it back in the #ToB2020! 2w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella You called it! I‘m impressed. 💙 2w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Yes! I think this will generate some good discussion. 💙 2w
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Saga Volume 8 | Brian K Vaughan
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I‘m still enjoying this series. Every time I pick up one of these volumes I am transported right back into Hazel‘s world. Only one more published volume to go, and then I join the waiting queue with the rest of the fans.

GrilledCheeseSamurai So good. Love this series! 2w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The 2019 #booker shortlist was announced today. Sadly, the two I was rooting for, Lost Children Archive and Frankisstein, did not make the cut. #booker2019

Have you read any of these finalists?

📷: CNN.com

Ruthiella I‘m using people I follow on goodreads be my guide as to what I should ultimately try first. I am interested in reading the Shafik however . I‘ve never read anything from her but have been curious for a while. 2w
BarbaraBB I have read none of these and I am so disappointed that Lost Children Archive didn‘t make the shortlist. 2w
Redwritinghood I‘ve read 7 of the 13 on the longlist. These are the 6 I didn‘t get to yet. I‘m also sad about LCA not making the shortlist. 2w
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mklong I've read the Shafak and Evaristo, and am currently reading both Ellman and Rushdie. I have liked all of them, Shafak probably being the weakest of the bunch for me, but was really disappointed that Lost Children Archive and Lanny both missed out! I'm excited to read The Testaments next week though. 2w
Severnmeadows Loved Girl, Woman, Other! 2w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella That‘s my approach too. I may not read any of the shortlist for a while. 💙 2w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB I‘m right in the middle of LCA right now and am really loving it. Adoring it really. We‘ll see tomorrow whether it wins #camptob. 2w
thebluestocking @Redwritinghood Oh man! That‘s rotten luck. What is your favorite from the ones you‘ve read? 2w
thebluestocking @mklong Wow! That‘s amazing progress. I‘ve heard really good things about Lanny too. 2w
thebluestocking @Severnmeadows Good to know! I haven‘t heard a lot about that one. 2w
Redwritinghood @thebluestocking Probably Night Boat. I also thought Lost Children and the Levy book were excellent. 2w
thebluestocking @Redwritinghood Thank you! I‘ll keep an eye out for those. 💙 2w
BarbaraBB I so hope it will! 2w
andrew61 I've only read girl woman other and liked it a lot. I've reserved Orchestra of minorities but now sure how many others ill read. 2w
thebluestocking @andrew61 Yes! Another pro-vote for GWO. 💙 2w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB It did!! 💙💙 2w
charl08 I'm another fan of 2w
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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This is a very unique book and one of the best I‘ve read all year. While it was frustrating to watch the characters make repeated bad decisions and some of the action was a little unbelievable, it made sense in the context of the book. I was here for all of it. Zee and Gentry are characters that will stick with me for a long time. #botm

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A pretty good reading month for me! I didn‘t care for Crazy Rich Asians or Letters to a Young Poet, but everything else was 👌. My favorite was probably The Reckless Oath We Made. 💙

📚 4 physical; 🎧 3 audio; 📱 1 ebook

#augustwrapup #augustreads #monthlywrapup

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‘Tis the season for Readers Imbibing Peril. This is the fourteenth year(!) of the challenge. The idea is to read books that embrace the autumnal mood, which can include mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural, etc.

I‘m definitely in an autumnal reading mood and have been gathering a list of potential titles to share soon. Will you play along?

readersimbibingperil.com @estellasrevenge #ripxiv

Ruthiella I‘m definitely doing RIP this year! Just need to pick a few reads. Will I finally read Slade House like I have intended for over two years now? 🤪😱 2w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Yay! I really liked Slade House. 💙 2w
Soubhiville Sounds like fun! I think I have a few titles on my TBR that‘ll fit this. 2w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Well, it‘ll come as no surprise that Colson Whitehead‘s latest book is good. He‘s an excellent writer, and this small tome packs a punch. This is an “important” book due to the subject matter, but the story and characters are front and center where they should be. I thought the back and forth between time periods and perspectives was on point.

Leftcoastzen An amazing and heartbreaking read. 3w
thebluestocking @Leftcoastzen Yes it was. 💙 3w
Ruthiella I‘m waiting to see if it makes the TOB shortlist in 2020. If not I‘ll read it anyway. 2w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella I think it has a decent shot at making the ToB. But then it may get too popular. 😉 2w
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My Struggle, Book One | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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1. Starting this mighty tome in an even mightier series.
2. Reading!
3. Rocky Road (or B&J‘s Half Baked)
4. Piano
5. ✅

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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This is my September #botm pick. And, I‘m finally a BFF (even though, by my count, I should have been one long ago)!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
Erinreadsthebooks That was my pick, too, and the bag is the bomb! 🙌 3w
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nomadreader That was my pick too! And congrats on BFF status. I got it when I rejoined, but didn't get the new bag. 3w
thebluestocking @Erinreadsthebooks I‘m very much looking forward to both the book and the bag. 💙😁 3w
thebluestocking @nomadreader I‘m excited for the book! That‘s a bummer you didn‘t get a bag. I‘ll bet they‘d send you one if you let them know. 💙 3w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I ended up loving this book. It is smart and funny and sexy and cute. The love story is fun, the settings are interesting, and the characters are fleshed out and kind. I love that the author made a world close to ours with a little more optimism and love. I highly recommend this one.

CarolynM It's a delight! 3w
thebluestocking @CarolynM Indeed! 💙 3w
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Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke
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I found this short compilation of ten letters written by Rilke to be a mixed bag. There are some pithy and insightful comments, and some that are not. I wish I had done more research and read a version with the letters from the young poet included. Still, I am glad I read this, and I‘ll probably read more Rilke.

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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I love this #bookdedication. 💙

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I quite enjoyed this off beat tale of magical realism. The writing is lovely, as are the characters. And I liked the framing and format. A lovely reading experience and excellent #botm pick.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I‘ve been doing more chatting than reading in the backyard on this lovely late summer day.

Tamra 👌🏾 3w
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Unfortunately, this book was not for me. While I enjoyed the idea of a look at a new-to-me part of Asian society, I did not enjoy the execution. The plot was weighed down by incessant descriptions of every outfit, watch, and car in view. I felt like most of the characters, the rich women in particular, were mean and catty and self-absorbed. I rolled my eyes throughout and wanted it to be over well before the not-an-ending.

Djspens I felt the same! 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Agreed. I think the opulence would suit the movie though, because you could show it rather than having the lengthy descriptions. 4w
GypsyKat This is the whole reason that I haven‘t read it yet. It looks like some kind of Keeping Up With the Asian Kardashian‘s book. I don‘t know, but it‘s super low on my TBR. 4w
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JulietBooks Thanks for the review. I'm planning to read Kevin Kwan's other book: Rich People Problems. Hopefully, it'll be good... lol 4w
twohectobooks @JulietBooks i think that‘s one of the sequels to this, isn‘t it? 4w
JulietBooks @twohectobooks Well, what I know for sure is that 87% of the readers liked it. 🤓 4w
thebluestocking @Djspens I‘m glad I‘m not alone, but I did want to like this better! 💙 4w
thebluestocking @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I actually saw the movie a few months ago, and it definitely did work better to visually show the wealth. Also, the movie completely changes the ending. 💙 (edited) 4w
thebluestocking @JulietBooks I think the whole trilogy is fairly well-liked in general. Litsy says 78% of people liked this one. If you start on book third one, I‘d definitely read a Wikipedia summary of the first two so you can catch up. 💙 4w
thebluestocking @twohectobooks You‘re right; it‘s the third one in this trilogy. I‘m guessing the ratings for it are higher, since the people who didn‘t love the first one are unlikely to read the second and third. 💙 4w
thebluestocking @GypsyKat Ha! It definitely has those vibes. I can see people liking it if they can just pretend they‘re in a kind of fantasy world of rich people, but I don‘t want to be in that kind of fantasy. 💙 4w
JulietBooks @thebluestocking @GypsyKat Darn... it's a trilogy? I guess I'll have to read it another time. 4w
twohectobooks @JulietBooks fair enough! I really enjoyed the movie but have no plans to read the book because I think I‘d share @thebluestocking‘s issues with it. 4w
Djspens @thebluestocking me too! I made it through the second book but couldn't make myself read the third. It's in my bookcase in case I ever. Get. That. Bored.... 4w
SW-T According to an interview Kwan originally intended this to be an angry book about income inequality and the hypocrisy of people with too much money. Then he decided to make a comedy-satire instead. 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @thebluestocking oh! Interesting. Henry Golding is pretty dreamy, so I may have to watch it. 😋 4w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Captured from the very first line.

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I really enjoyed this thoughtful exploration of how small changes, especially to the lives of women and girls, can change the world. I thought this would have more memoir in it, but once I adjusted there was little to dislike.

marleed I thought this was an inspiring read. 4w
thebluestocking @marleed Me too. 💙 4w
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Decently cute middle grade book on this year‘s Battle of the Books list for 3rd/4th graders. #battleofthebooks

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Hmmm...this is mostly accurate. Except for the TBR part — it is NOT under control. What owl are you?

https://bookriot.com/2019/08/16/harry-potter-owl-quiz/

Thanks to @That-Bookish-Hiker for the link!

Patchshank I got Errol. But then my phone messed up and I couldn't read the whole description. I don't know how much I relate to him or not. 1mo
thebluestocking @Patchshank Oh man! My description faded fast, so I went back a page, reentered my answer, and hurried and snapped a screenshot. I‘m sure Errol is a delightfully bookish owl. 💙 1mo
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As it says on the tin, this was heavy in subject matter. A memoir about Kiese‘s teen/early adult years, it deals with sexism and racism and health and abuse. I found it to be well written and insightful. The audiobook experience was superb; it‘s read by the author.

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Powell's City of Books (Portland) | Portland, OR (Bookstore)
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I got to visit Powell‘s yesterday, one of my favorite bookstores in the world. I had to restrain myself due to airline restrictions, but I found many new book friends. ❤️

bookandcat I love Powell's! I bring a suitcase for books each time I go lolol 1mo
thebluestocking @bookandcat Me too!! I definitely should have thought ahead with an extra suitcase!! 💙 1mo
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Airport | Arthur Hailey
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It turns out this is for kids, but I loved encountering this board about reading this morning. #bookdrop

JanuarieTimewalker13 JetBlue is cool. I rec‘d an email about this. 1mo
thebluestocking @JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s a very cool idea. Definitely got me thinking. 💙 1mo
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Two Across | Jeffrey Bartsch
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I really really wanted to love this romantic debut about two delightful geeks. But it was a little repetitive, and though I was hoping for the couple to get together by default, I didn‘t feel that I really got to know the characters enough to truly cheer for them. Still, it was a fun quick read with crossword puzzles.

monalyisha I thought this one was just okay, too. 1mo
thebluestocking @monalyisha Yeah. Such potential, but it didn‘t quite land. 1mo
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July was just an okay reading month for me. I was busy with lots of other things, which happens sometimes. But my reading picked up at the end of the month, which I hope will continue into August.

#julywrapup #monthlywrapup #julyreads

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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I went with this one for my August #botm pick. It sounds super original.

Megabooks I picked the same one! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I picked this one too, plus two others. 2mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m having a really hard time deciding this month! This one looks good but I‘m leaning towards The Whisper Man and/or Dominicana. Decisions decisions... 2mo
irre I picked the same. 2mo
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Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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I enjoyed The Power of Habit but wasn‘t sure what to expect from this follow up. I was pleased that it was in the same style but with a new spin on some familiar material. I found it to be interesting and enjoyed the reporting. I felt that he made more of an effort this time at some practical application tips, but I wanted even more. The stories and studies are fascinating but putting them all to use would be even better.

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Two Across | Jeffrey Bartsch
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SALE! $2.99 on Kindle. I‘ve been wanting to read this book for a long time. A boy and a girl meet when they tie for first in the National Spelling Bee. And their adventure takes many turns from there but always meshes with words and puzzles.

#kindledeal #ebookdeal #psa

Lovesbooks87 I found this book at the dollar store a year or so ago but I haven't read it yet! 2mo
thebluestocking @Lovesbooks87 That‘s a good find!! It wasn‘t perfect, but I enjoyed it 2mo
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This is a very thoughtful and humorous collection of essays about books and reading. As usual with essay collections, some were more enjoyable for me than others. But overall, the reading experience was very pleasant. My favorite essay was the first.

KathyWheeler I loved this book and enjoyed her other essay collections as well. 2mo
thebluestocking @KathyWheeler Ooh. I‘ll have to check out her other stuff! 💙 2mo
KathyWheeler @thebluestocking She wrote one about the class of cultures between American doctors and the family of a Hmong child with epilepsy that‘s supposed to be really good. I can‘t bring myself to read it because I have epilepsy, but I‘ve heard nothing but good things about it. It‘s got a great title: 2mo
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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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I was initially very engaged by this book, by the back and forth between Robin and Cormoran and their individual characters. But as it progressed, I found it to be rather tedious and too long. Much of this is probably my general blasé toward mysteries, but I think the other part of it was too much interviewing of witnesses - too much telling.

Ruthiella I haven‘t read this series (yet?) but I wonder if her publisher is reluctant to edit her (goose = golden egg). which leads to sprawl in her books.🤔 2mo
Bklover @Ruthiella I think you may have something there! 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella I agree with @Bklover that you may have something there. It seems to happen frequently with the big authors. Sadly. 2mo
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I spotted this license plate out in the wild! I loved seeing it, but I‘m kind of bummed it has been taken. 😉 #booknerd

(Sorry about the poor picture quality!)

Lovesbooks87 💜💜💜💜 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Mine says 'I'd break for book sales' 😅 2mo
thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz Ooh. Does it really? That‘s a good one! 😂💙 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Here are my #top6reads from 2019 so far, in the order I read them. This was definitely an interesting exercise for me. It looks like Becoming and Normal People made lots of littens‘ lists.

Thanks for a fun hashtag @Cinfhen and for the tag @BarbaraBB! If you haven‘t done it yet, feel free to join in.

Cinfhen Milkman was a popular pick, too!! Thanks for sharing your list ❤️ 2mo
Suet624 Milkman and Normal People 😍 😍 😍 2mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t know the three books below. So I need to check them out! 2mo
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Christine Excellent 6! ❤️ 2mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen I really loved seeing the books people choose and your tallying! 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @Suet624 So good! 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB That‘s why I loved this tag! There are so many books I need to check out now! 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @Christine Thank you! 💙 2mo
BarbaraBB It is what makes Litsy really cool. I trust your taste more than that of my friends 😉 2mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB The feeling is definitely mutual. 😊 2mo
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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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As fascinating as everyone said it was. The story is obviously excellent, and the writing is too. I wish there was more about the internal thought processes of Holmes herself, but that wasn‘t this book. Followed this up with the HBO doc.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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June was a pretty good reading month for me. There were a couple of duds but also a lot of wins. My favorites were City of Girls, The Valedictorian of Being Dead, Ask Again, Yes, and Bad Blood.

#monthlywrapup #junewrapup #junereads #junestats

thereadingowlvina How was Bad Blood? 3mo
thebluestocking @thereadingowlvina I thought it was great. It‘s a fascinating story, and the writing is good. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like a wonderful months worth of reads! 💖📖💖 3mo
thereadingowlvina @thebluestocking Thanks! I'm still waiting for my library hold. Can't wait to read it 😊 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love how you layout your books! So organized! ❤️ ❤️ Kudos to you for a great month! 🎉👍🏼 3mo
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I was having a hard time choosing my #botm this month, so I went with this reader fav I‘ve been wanting to read for a long time. And I caught the elusive confetti!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are going to LOVE this one!!! @ruthemmielang 💗✨ 3mo
mellissimo This one was amazing! 3mo
swishandflick I loved this book so much! 3mo
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TheBookKeepers excellent choice! Fantastic read
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Jee_HookedOnBookz This sounds like a great read! Stacked! 3mo
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#bookproblems When 4 (out of 7 allowed) of your holds come in over night.

Cortg You‘re going to be a busy reader!!!! 3mo
OneCent76 This always happens to me too! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂😂😂 3mo
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megnews This happened to me this week too. 3mo
Ruthiella I KNOW!!! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Buechersuechtling Yeah, happened similar to me that weekend, too. 😂😂😂 Anyway, I feel you‼️🤗 3mo
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Quiet Creature on the Corner | Joao Gilberto Noll
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Panpan

I found this Brazilian novella yesterday in a pile of books I‘m giving away and read it. Sadly, I did not enjoy it. The disturbed narrator rapes a young girl and is sent to prison for a day, then to a clinic, and then to a manor with mysterious benefactors. The set up is interesting, but the narration is emotionless and cold, jumps in time, and does not explore anything presented. There may be something more here, but I did not get it.

BarbaraBB That‘s a pity, its cover is gorgeous! 3mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB It is a lovely cover. And others have enjoyed the book. It just wasn‘t for me. 3mo
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Well, #LMPBC #Round5 #GroupD kind of sizzled out. I‘m not sure where we ended up. I mailed my book (Maid) to @BookishMarginalia back in March. April would have been LazyDays‘ book. She sent me @WanderingBookaneer‘s book (Off the Rails) in May, which I read and passed along as well. I didn‘t ever receive Gloria‘s book for June. I think life happens. 🤷‍♀️ It was still fun. Will you ladies send along my book when you get a chance?

BookishMarginalia 🙁It fizzled but didn‘t die. End of school year is always tough for teachers. Until the 21st there was summer school, then we spent the week at a teacher training and today we leave for three weeks overseas. We‘ll mail to you at the beginning of August. Thank you for your understanding. 3mo
thebluestocking @BookishMarginalia Oh man. I can only imagine how hard the end of the school year can be! I‘m not too worried about it. I just had the end of the round on my calendar and thought I‘d follow up. 😀💙 Enjoy your trip! (edited) 3mo
BookishMarginalia Thanks! 💜 3mo
thebluestocking @BookishMarginalia Hey! I hope the school year is shaping up well. Will you send my book back when you get a chance? Thanks!! 1d
BookishMarginalia Will do! Sorry about that! 1d
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