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twohectobooks

Joined April 2016

Saskatchewan, Star Trek, and so on | I blog about books at www.twohectobooks.com
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Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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Not as good as Anne Brontë‘s other novel, but still solid and enjoyable to read. Agnes can sometimes be frustrating in her passivity, but I also realized that I have more in common with her than I do Jane Eyre (Catherine Earnshaw is in another class entirely) and so maybe this is just a little too real.

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1984 | George Orwell
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#weekendreads
1️⃣ 1984 is a reread and also my next #modernlibrarytop100 book. Also finishing up The Light Fantastic.
2️⃣ Only one at the moment.
3️⃣ I‘m not sure I‘ve ever had a reading slump. If I‘m not in the mood to read I don‘t force myself. Not very helpful, I‘m afraid!

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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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I feel like this will be an unpopular opinion, but I didn‘t love this. My first time reading Woolf, and I certainly didn‘t hate it, either. She is so, so good at getting inside the thoughts and feelings of her characters. The brief section of “Time Passes” was my favourite by far. The issue I had was that everything felt so aimless that I couldn‘t really care about what was going on or what the characters were feeling. Maybe I just didn‘t get it.

twohectobooks Thanks @Curiouser_and_curiouser for reminding me I needed to post this review, and it still took three more days to get it done! Despite my lukewarm reaction I think it‘s well worth a read if you ever want to try again! 5d
zezeki I agree on everything you said. 5d
twohectobooks @zezeki glad to know I‘m not alone! 5d
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Was reading this with my sister and I ploughed right through it in a hurry and I don‘t think she‘s even finished it yet ie this won‘t be for everyone.
Ada Palmer is an historian and she‘s used her knowledge of the past as a foreign country to create a very foreign and intriguing future. My main complaint is that I wish this book was more of a complete package - NOTHING is really resolved at the end. But the sequel is on my shelf, ready to read.

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Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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I do a lot of tracking of my reading, write down quotations, etc. Getting caught up on a bit of that this afternoon.

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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Well, that‘s it for Q3 of my 2019 #tbrbingo !

I‘m currently reading The Light Fantastic and will be reading the last #bookclub book as soon as I can get my hands on it, so that will most likely be the first bingo I get.

I‘m quite pleased with my progress this year. I just wish I‘d included a few more #modernlibrarytop100 books!

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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This morning I woke up with a headache and have merged with the couch as I try to wait it out. At least I have good reading material.

Leftcoastzen That‘s a good plan ! Hope you can push that headache away. 2w
TK-421 Books + couch sounds like a good prescription. Hope you're feeling better soon! 2w
mcipher Hope you‘re feeling better! 2w
Lindy 🌻🌻🌻 2w
twohectobooks @Leftcoastzen @TK-421 @mcipher @Lindy thanks all, I seem to finally be feeling a bit better this morning. 2w
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McNally Robinson Booksellers - Saskatoon | Saskatoon, SK, Canada (Bookstore)
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Went to my favourite local bookstore yesterday to pick up some books I ordered and managed to escape without buying anything else.

CaliforniaCay Where is this magical place? 2w
twohectobooks @CaliforniaCay it‘s in Saskatoon, SK (Canada). ☺️ 2w
Lindy Well done. 👍 2w
CaliforniaCay Thanks, Good to know! 👌🏾 2w
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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I‘ve been practising my French a bit on Duolingo when the Arabic lessons feel too difficult and I figured you all might enjoy this as much as I did.

Work has been pretty stressful lately which always means I have less energy to be an active social media participant. In other words, no 7 Covers challenge for this lady after all. I‘m anticipating that things will be back to normal at the end of this week.

Lcsmcat We all have times like that. I hope it calms down this week. We‘ll be here when it does. 3w
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I was really conflicted about whether I still wanted to read this after the allegations of Max Landis being a creep. Ultimately decided that I‘d read stuff by creeps before (mostly dead ones) so I‘d give it a shot.
It‘s fine. This is my 2nd superhero comic ever & I liked it well enough but ultimately I just didn‘t really connect with much of the material? I dunno.

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Lukewarm Reviews of Comics by Megan! 😏

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On August 24 I noticed the first yellow leaves on the tree outside my front window. Less than a month later, they‘ve fully changed colour and at least 30% have fallen off. I love fall, but it‘s a tough transition every year, knowing how cold and long winter tends to be in Saskatchewan.

Tamra Yes, fall is incredibly short. 😫 3w
Kimberlone We got termination dust in the mountains where I live today so winter really is right around the corner! 3w
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Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story | Ari Folman, David Polonsky
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A story about the author trying to figure out his role as a young Israeli soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War. I think I probably would‘ve had better luck watching the animated film, which I may still seek out, because once again the graphic medium just didn‘t do it for me.

vivastory I definitely recommend the film 3w
twohectobooks @vivastory somehow I missed this comment at first! Thanks for the recommendation, I‘ll have to keep it on my to watch list 3w
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Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.

Reagan-reads Such a beautiful book. 1mo
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It | Stephen King
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I‘m a big King fan and knew I‘d enjoy IT. What I didn‘t expect was that at the end I‘d be more emotionally impacted than scared.

It took me over a month to read this and I wish I‘d been able to do it faster because I think I would‘ve liked it even more if that were the case.

Everything I could possibly say about this in 451 characters has almost certainly already been said. You know if you want to read IT or not.

Nute Fantastic accomplishment in any amount of time!🙌🏽 Love this review! 4w
twohectobooks @Nute thanks! 4w
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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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A fun and flabbergasting tale of a tech startup that managed to swindle a lot of powerful people. #capitalism strikes again.

This was my #bookclub‘s latest read and I‘m looking forward to our discussion. I‘ll probably end up listening to the podcast to refresh myself before our meeting which is still several weeks away.

Wish this had included a timeline and an org chart or something to keep it all straight.

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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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And this is why I still read comics despite how often I‘m disappointed by them. This is a really excellent exploration of the author‘s experience growing up Chinese American that makes excellent use of the format. It combines straightforward memoir with scenes of Chinese folklore and some pretty gut wrenching media stereotypes. Highly recommend.

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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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Only one book from my #tbrbingo finished in August!

I‘ve been really plowing through #modernlibrarytop100 books lately, now that the end is in sight, so I wish I‘d included more of them on my bingo card. Ah well, still a chance I‘ll finish one of these lines by the end of the year!

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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 1mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser How was it? I attempted it once but I think I needed to be in a stronger state of mind. 1w
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Helping Hands | Susan Ring
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Hey Littens, what do you do when you are stuck in a rut? Not a book rut, a life rut.

For the last several weeks I‘ve felt very listless and have barely accomplished anything that I would normally or that I want to do.

I suspect I‘m mostly just burnt out, but I need some suggestions for how I might snap out of it.

Samplergal I‘m no doctor or nurse, but make sure you‘re getting vitamins and iron in your diet. Also thyroid messes with it all. Other than this, I recommended visuals to help motivate, if that‘s a to do list and checking it off. Make them SMALL things so you‘ll feel good about it. ❤️. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs I second @Samplergal 's digestion of small, easy to do lists (even start the list with little things you've already done). Starting with those small things can really build a sense of accomplishment. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes getting a little bit of exercise really helps me - just getting up and walking around the block. For some reason, moving my body seems to also help move my brain! 2mo
twohectobooks @Samplergal @TheKidUpstairs @TheAromaofBooks thank you all for the tips! I definitely make lots of lists and have been getting more exercise than usual. Just need to take a look at what I always do vs what I could do differently. 1mo
Samplergal @twohectobooks ❤️❤️❤️Take care of yourself. 1mo
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This Place: 150 Years Retold | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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This is a pick because of content rather than execution. It‘s a collection of stories by various authors and artists of episodes involving indigenous people in Canada‘s past, present, and future. I found there was a marked difference in quality between the different stories, chiefly based on whether the writer had worked in the graphic medium before. I did learn a lot, though, and I think it was a worthy read.

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Reading this with my sister. I‘m only 75 pages in but I‘m interested to see where it‘ll go.

Melissa_J I have all three books in this trilogy. Haven‘t read the first one yet so I hope I like it! Will be waiting for your review. 2mo
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It | Stephen King
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Cracked the 1000 page mark last night! 80 to go.

My sister is getting impatient because we‘re doing sister buddy read of another book next.

Leftcoastzen It‘s a big one ! 2mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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This book is too long.

I‘d hoped Clyde Griffiths‘ story would be similar to Sister Carrie‘s and it does share my favourite characteristic of Dreiser‘s earlier novel: he‘s very very good at depicting characters who are deeply flawed in a non-judgemental way. Unfortunately, this is even more prone to wheel-spinning.

I found myself wishing I were reading Hemingway or James M. Cain‘s version of this story. #modernlibrarytop100

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twohectobooks The end is the strongest part; it‘s a shame that by the time I got to it I was so worn out by what came before that I just wanted to get everything over with. I‘m against capital punishment and the book is somewhat illustrative of my reasons why. (Also why women need access to abortion!) Clyde absolutely needs to be punished for his crime. He never takes responsibility for killing Roberta, just regrets how it‘s ended up for him. 2mo
twohectobooks And yeah, the title pretty much sums it up: this book is about Clyde, but it‘s really about him as a product of his environment. I just wish it had been a little (or a lot) tighter. 2mo
laur89 If that first line isn‘t the most accurate thing I‘ve read... 🤣 I need to keep reading!! Just to say I‘ve read it. I can‘t give up now! 2mo
DrexEdit OFF TOPIC: I 💜 your MCM furniture. Those pieces are all vintage, aren't they!? 😊 2mo
twohectobooks @DrexEdit thanks so much! You are correct, although tbh I don‘t think of it as vintage so much as just “old” hehe 2mo
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter | Carson McCullers
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Like most Canadians, I can‘t resist a reference to Canada in an unrelated work.

GrilledCheeseSamurai 🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦 2mo
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Possession | A. S. Byatt
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#bookhaulchallenge Had to scroll back pretty far to get to this, posted three years ago! I couldn‘t figure out how to get litsy to tell me the actual post date. 🤨

I‘ve read Roadside Picnic and His Majesty‘s Dragon (and the first sequel to it) but not Possession. Hoping to get to that one by the end of the year.

Lcsmcat Loved Possession! 2mo
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Well I‘m pretty sure this is the second time I‘ve had this out from the library without picking it up to read. Gonna relegate this one to the “maybe TBR” pile for now.

I‘ve concluded that comics just aren‘t my thing. I‘ve found some that I really enjoy so I‘m not going to quit reading them or anything, but I‘ve drastically cut back my exploration of the medium over the past year and haven‘t missed them much. Wish it were different!

emz711 The movie was great 2mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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150 pages to go! I want to finish by Friday so that‘s a pretty-doable 25 pages per day. I hate when I “have to” drag myself to the end of a book like this.

“Have to” because of course I‘m doing this to myself.

I AM curious about what the overall outcome of the book will be, at least. I‘d just prefer to be reading the 175 page James M. Cain version of this story.

Lcsmcat I‘m on 617/874. I‘m finding Book 3 a much faster (and more interesting) read than the first two books. 2mo
twohectobooks @Lcsmcat you‘re a much faster reader than me! 2mo
laur89 You just reminded me I need to get back into it!! Might listen to a few chapters on audio tonight 🙃🎧 2mo
Hestapleton Man you all are on a roll! Haven‘t even started yet. 🙃 2mo
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Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️❤️Kurt!👏👍 2mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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And then five entire days consumed Mason and Belknap in selecting a jury.

I was genuinely worried I‘d have to read the entire jury selection process so this is a relief. I‘m at 638/814 and am planning to finish by the end of next week. If this wasn‘t a #modernlibrarytop100 book I would‘ve DNF‘d it a long time ago.

Lcsmcat You‘re ahead of me, but the sentiments are the same. 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve just gotten to Roberta telling him she‘s pregnant. 2mo
twohectobooks I‘ve been struggling with what to mark as a spoiler! I actually found that whole part pretty intriguing in light of current discussions about reproductive rights. 2mo
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laur89 Is it worth the read?! I‘m kind of jealous you‘re almost done! 2mo
twohectobooks @laur89 at this point I‘m inclined to say don‘t bother with it if you don‘t have a good reason to. If you just want to give Dreiser a try I think Sister Carrie is way better. 2mo
laur89 Oh man. I dedicated myself to a challenge so I‘m stuck... 2mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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He must never think of it again! He must never think of it again. He must never, never, never think of it—never.

‼️SPOILER ALERT‼️
He thinks of it again.

JulietBooks Don't think of a pink elephant. You thought of a pink elephant didn't you... 2mo
Lcsmcat Of course he did! 2mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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Hey fellow buddy readers!
> I‘m at p 573/814 (Book 3 Chapter 11). I started mid-July and picked this up because it‘s #16 on the #modernlibrarytop100 list I‘ve been working through.
> Dreiser is really good at creating characters you love to hate. Clyde is such a tool but I can‘t look away.
> I really liked his style in Sister Carrie which is 300 pgs (!) shorter but even then he was long winded and it‘s so much worse here.

laur89 Popular consensus seems to be that Clyde is one of the most disliked MCs ever 😂 2mo
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It | Stephen King
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#BFCr2 week 6 check in!

📚 7.5/7. Mainly cuz of the three graphic novels/comics I quickly read this week. Will have reviews of those going up over the course of the weekend. All the halves are because I‘m a stickler for accuracy.
🏊🏻‍♀️ 19944m/18000m. If I‘d realized how close I was to 20000m I would‘ve given myself an extra push today. The bizarre total is due to swimming in a 25yd pool and converting to metres.

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twohectobooks Thanks to my fellow members of #teamlitnfit, especially fearless leader @mcipher! @beckyb @debbiegrillo @lucy_anywhere @okthislooksbad @books.bottles.and.babies @krayoncolorz You are all rad! 2mo
twohectobooks And thanks especially to @wanderinglynn for doing all the hard work of organizing!! 🏆 2mo
twohectobooks I‘ll be sitting out #BFCr3 not because of anything bad about this round, just because I‘m trying to minimize my social media use so I‘m not the most active participant or team member. I‘ll definitely be continuing to read and swim though! 2mo
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mcipher Yay for an awesome week! I love how honest and specific you are about your numbers 😊 I‘m sitting out round 2, too, because life. But I will also be keeping up with my goals - I think the challenge is awesome for making that seem so much more doable! 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere Well done 🙌 you've done amazingly! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 And a great round 2! 2mo
BeckyandBooks Way to finish strong!! 2mo
okthislooksbad I'm so amazed with your swimming results, that's /so far/ 🏊😮😍 Well done! 🎉 2mo
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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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Starting off my long weekend sitting on the deck and reading.

Just bought Jacques this harness so he‘s able to join me (I can‘t trust him to stay in the yard yet).

Now off to the pool. #BFCr2 update later today.

Tamra I want to do the same for our cat while we‘re camping but I‘m afraid he‘d constantly be trying to get out then! He likes to go in & out on our deck at home innumerable times a day (no stairs out). 2mo
twohectobooks @Tamra he seems to be liking it! Camping would be more challenging depending on your set up and your cat eg energetic escape artist vs timid lounger. 2mo
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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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It‘s been years since I last read GGK and this book had me questioning everything. It‘s not that it‘s bad, it‘s just that it‘s... pretty basic? I didn‘t love it. I like to call Kay‘s work “emo fantasy” because 90% of the characters have more SORROW than anything else, and that‘s the case here for sure. It was just pretty slow and unremarkable. Got me curious about the troubadours at least.

Another one down for #BFCr2.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Swett cover though. 🤷‍♂️ 2mo
twohectobooks @GrilledCheeseSamurai agreed! I can‘t stop staring at the woman singing in the foreground. 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere I just finished River of Stars, and I low-key loved it but was also kind of bored by it...? 2mo
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mcipher I LOVE the genre “emo fantasy” and would totally read it. 😆😆😆 2mo
twohectobooks @Lucy_Anywhere yeah, I haven‘t read that one yet but his books in general are very slow-paced. I‘d recommend Tigana or the Sarantine Mosaic duology. I also have Lions of Al-Rassan on deck, which some people consider his best! 2mo
twohectobooks @mcipher I haven‘t found any other authors who write it yet lol 2mo
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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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#TBRbingo update for July a couple days early. I read two books (from my bingo card, that is) and am one book away from getting a bingo! I‘m also not reading any of these books right now. Next up will be the Book Club #5 selection, and maybe Bastard Out of Carolina.

llwheeler What do you use to make this btw? I'm kinda tempted to try something like this... 3mo
twohectobooks @llwheeler it‘s actually just a spreadsheet in Google Sheets! And then I screenshot and crop the image to post. It drives me crazy that it‘s not quite a perfect square but I haven‘t figured out how to fix it yet. 😅 3mo
llwheeler Oh nice! Thanks! 😀 2mo
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Tales of Men and Ghosts | Edith Wharton
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To my dismay there were way more tales of men than ghosts in this short story collection. After only two novels and one short story collection, I have a hard time saying that Wharton‘s novels are better, but I do feel confident saying this is a pretty weak collection overall. My favs:
🔹The Bolted Door
🔹The Daunt Diana
🔹Afterward
🔹The Letters

This is another 1/2 book I‘m counting for #bfcr2 :)

mcipher Yay! Half books count. A lot of mine I started before the challenge and finished during it. 😉 2mo
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This Place: 150 Years Retold | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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Argh, I forgot to do my #BFCr2 week 5 check in yesterday!

📚 As of now I have 3/7 books read. I‘m on track to have three more half books by the end of next week. Not enough! So I grabbed some graphic novels from the library to attempt to get up to 7.
🏊🏻‍♀️ Had a great swimming week including a visit to a local outdoor pool yesterday! Need about 3500m to finish out the challenge.

krayoncolorz Awesome job! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Great job with the swimming! 3mo
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BeckyandBooks Swimming sounds delightful in this heat! Great job this week! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 3mo
mcipher I was late, too - and graphic novels for the win! Sounds like a lovely week (esp the swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️) 3mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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Jacques found a pillow. #catsoflitsy

TK-421 😍 3mo
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter | Carson McCullers
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A heartbreaking story about “deaf-mute” John Singer, who finds himself alone in a small town without his former companion. Four characters gravitate toward Singer, confiding in him and projecting whatever they want onto his silence. This book is all about how hard it is to communicate with and know other people. It also includes some of the best descriptions of music I‘ve ever read. #modernlibrarytop100

twohectobooks This was my first complete book for #bfcr2 by the way! @mcipher @wanderinglynn Hoping to read lots and get caught up with my goal this weekend. 3mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 3mo
mcipher Enjoy your reading weekend!!😊 3mo
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It | Stephen King
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As predicted, I did NOT manage to read for 24 hours this weekend. Too much non-reading relaxation was involved. However, I finished A Song for Arbonne (review later) and made big dents in both An American Tragedy and It. (Yes, these are three VERY different books.)

Heading to bed now to read for another half hour before sleep.

Thanks to the #24in48 organizers for another great event!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 😎😎 3mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚📚📚 3mo
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I love Vonnegut‘s style and quite enjoyed this book. It‘s about Billy Pilgrim, WWII veteran & POW who witnessed the Allied attack on Dresden and becomes unstuck in time via his experiences with the alien Tralfamadorians. Didn‘t realize that this is the source of “everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.” I did feel like the non-linear story telling undercuts the climax a bit, plus I read about Dresden and the facts recontextualize this story.

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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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I think it‘s gonna be more like #12in48 than #24in48, but that‘s ok!

Less than 70 pages to go in this one and I‘m feeling pretty optimistic that I‘ll be able to finish it by tonight.

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It | Stephen King
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#BFCr2 week 4 check in time!

I mentioned last week that I was attending my sister‘s wedding. It was great and a beautiful day ...and totally derailed all my reading and fitness plans. I‘m finally getting back on track this weekend.

📚 I‘m waaay behind with my reading and am sticking with my seven book goal for now, even though I‘m at 2/7. Will revisit this next week.
🏊🏻‍♀️ Need 4250m per week to meet my goal. Tough but doable!

twohectobooks Little #24in48 update there too! I could‘ve sworn I‘ve spent more time reading today! 3mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 especially since you had your sister‘s wedding. You‘ve made great progress! Be proud of that. You got this! 🎉 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding - it sounds like a lot of fun! 3mo
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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Read a chapter or several in each of my three current reads and now it‘s time to take a break and go swimming. I doubt I‘ll make 24 hours but you never know!

As an aside, I‘d forgotten how slow paced GGK‘s books are. A Song for Arbonne isn‘t his best either. But I‘m looking forward to finishing it.

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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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#bedsidetablebooks for the first morning of #24in48. I‘ve been needing to catch up on a lot of sleep lately and having a hard time keeping my eyes open when I read before bed. Hoping to finish the tagged book sometime this weekend.

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Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Mehso-so

There is a lot to like about this book: Griffith has thought so carefully about this character and her world and the people who inhabit it with her. I loved Hild‘s connection to the natural world, the atmosphere, and most of her relationships. I didn‘t realize that the book was part of a series when I picked it up and that was a bit of a problem. Interesting to see one of the characters from Credo in a totally different book.

twohectobooks This would‘ve been a pick if not for the author‘s baffling and upsetting decision to pair Hild romantically with her half-brother. She knows he‘s her half-brother, many others don‘t realize it, somehow he doesn‘t seem to. But he‘s an invented character and this is a very intentional act on the author‘s part and I simply couldn‘t get on board. 3mo
twohectobooks PS this is the 2nd half book I finished for #bfcr2, bringing my total to 1... but I‘m behind on my reviews. @wanderinglynn @mcipher 3mo
mcipher Hey you‘re doing great - you had some chunky books which makes it tough! 3mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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It‘s a rainy, gloomy evening here so I‘ll be getting an early start with #24in48. Hoping to read a ton and catch up on my #BFCr2 progress.

Lucy_Anywhere I love the sound of rain... as long as I'm not getting wet! Enjoy your evening 3mo
Books.Bottles.and.Babies I'll be participating!!! 3mo
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mcipher I might suddenly decide to - I had other plans, but the anticipated weekend heat might be a good excuse to read in the a/c. Also: LOVE that chair! 3mo
twohectobooks @Books.Bottles.and.Babies yay! :) 3mo
twohectobooks @mcipher thanks! I really like it too. It‘s not quite the perfect reading chair but it works for now :) 3mo
okthislooksbad Perfect readathon weather! Also I LOVE the plant shelf! 🌿🌵 3mo
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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Would like to have a word with whoever decided to read these three chunky books during #BFCr2 😐

Oh wait, it was me 😅

We are past the halfway point so I am 1-2 books behind (2/7 read) and I‘m reading these three chunky books, which are, from top to bottom, 800+, 1000+, and 500+ pages long. Can I finish these plus two more within the time available?

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I guess I better put some comics on hold at the library!

wanderinglynn Since you decided to read all chunksters, you can also change your goal. 😉 3mo
BeckyandBooks You got this!! 3mo
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twohectobooks @wanderinglynn I‘ve thought about that. We‘ll see how I feel at the week 5 check in! This is a good way to push myself to read more :) 3mo
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Bahaha - I know your pain! I've just finished an 800+ chunkster 3mo
okthislooksbad Three chunksters at the same time?? I can't decide if I'm scared or amazed. Just kidding, you're a badass. 💪 💪 3mo
twohectobooks @okthislooksbad normally I limit myself to two books of any length read at the same time, but I just couldn‘t resist starting IT. We‘ll see how this goes! 3mo
twohectobooks @Lucy_Anywhere I love a nice long book in the summertime (or anytime) but three may be too many. 3mo
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Fire Sea | Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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Couldn‘t resist borrowing a couple of books from my sister:
1️⃣ Fire Sea is the third book in a series she loves, which I‘m on the fence about but found myself still curious about after reading the second book in May
2️⃣ IT has been on my list for a long time but we watched IT Part 1 while I was there and that made me desperate to read the book. Up next.