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The Book of Questions
The Book of Questions: Business, Politics and Ethics | Gregory Stock
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A collection of more than three hundred primary and follow-up questions focuses on commerce and politics, probing the conflicts that arise between ideals and reality and sounding morals along the way
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: When you find that you have to stop reading for whatever reason, where do you read to: the end of the sentence, the end of the paragraph, the end of the break (as in some chapters have different “parts”), the end of the chapter, or another spot? #BookTalk

TheBookHippie Page. 21h
Scochrane26 I try to stop at a break or end of a chapter, but sometimes I have to stop at end of a paragraph. 21h
DHill If I can I like to stop at the end of a chapter otherwise end of paragraph. 21h
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readingjedi I like to slam the book shut dramatically mid-sentence, throw it down & huff a lot. Can't do it with a Kindle, though I still tend to break off any old where. 21h
DGRachel @readingjedi 😂😂😂 21h
LokiDokey It's depends. If I am choosing when to stop then I try the end if the chapter. If I have to stop because I'm failing asleep, then it's the end if a paragraph. If I am interrupted by the dogs, my kid, the doorbell, etc then I stop wherever. 20h
needleminding @readingjedi 😂 Exactly 20h
veritysalter I prefer a natural break, like a chapter ending. I find when I‘m disturbed and have to immediately put down a book, I have trouble picking the plot back up without having to reread. 20h
rwmg Left to myself I will stop at the end of a chapter or if that's too far ahead or the author hasn't used chapters, any major break. Of course if I'm in a dr's waiting room or whatever I have to stop immediately. 20h
MissAimz_55 I like to read until the end of the chapter so usually that but if it‘s immediate I‘ll just stop wherever . 19h
megnews As far as I can get before I absolutely have to stop. @readingjedi love it! (edited) 19h
Butterfinger I have a little strange habit. I will finish the end of a chapter and then browse ahead. I don't remember how that started and I know it is weird. It is like a trailer for the next episode of a show. 19h
xicanti I‘ll stop at a scene break or the end of a chapter for preference, but if that‘s not possible I try to quit at the end of a paragraph near the top of a page so it‘s easier to remember my spot. 19h
CherylRussell End of the chapter is my goal; break if I can‘t get to the end of the chapter. 19h
Crazeedi End of a chapter definitely!! 19h
ladym30 Prefer the end of the chapter. 18h
TheHeartlandBookFairy End of the chapter 😁 15h
EadieB I read to the bottom of the right hand side of the book, then I know when I pick my book up again, I can start at the top of the left hand side. Saves me from having to read the same thing twice or trying to find out where I stopped because I am very consistent with this method. 15h
ImpliedNonsense I tend to finish the paragraph. Unless it‘s a spicy part of the book, then I‘ll finish the chapter! 14h
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: If you could get anyone alive today to co-host a bookclub with you, whom you would choose? #BookTalk

ljuliel Probably David Sedaris because he sounds like quite a good Yakker, plus he‘s so funny. It‘d be fun to hang out with him. 2d
Butterfinger Jimmy Fallon 2d
ShelleyBooksie Meredith and Kaytee from Currently Reading podcast 2d
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mommyincolor Jeff Goldblum...I love the way he describes things. 2d
LibrarianRyan John Oliver. If he can get a book made he can help host a book club. 2d
wanderinglynn Neil Gaiman because he‘s just so interesting plus I could listen to him talk for hours. 2d
Palimpsest I don‘t know, maybe Alberto Magnuel, but whomever it is we absolutely cannot have the book club name printed onto the cover or use stickers that ruin the cover. Both options make me crazy. 2d
TheSpineView Brandon Sanderson or Patrick Rothfuss 2d
Crazeedi Bill Bryson 2d
Scochrane26 @crazeedi Bill Bryson would be a fun choice! The first one that I thought of is Silas House. He‘s local, so I‘ve heard him speak & have been to a book discussion that he facilitated. He teaches, so he‘s very comfortable with groups. Plus, he has a great eastern Ky accent. 2d
Biblionut Keanu Reeves 2d
Crazeedi @Scochrane26 nice! That'd be fun! I just think Bryson would make me laugh 2d
Reagan @Biblionut 😂👌🏻 yesss! I was going to say Erik Larson. 2d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Levar Burton. 📖🌈 2d
Scochrane26 @Crazeedi Bill Bryson has a great cranky, funny way of looking at things, so he would be fun. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego that‘s a great choice! 2d
Sharpeipup 🤔 2d
MamaGina What a fun question! I‘d pick author Deanna Raybourn. Follow her on Twitter and she‘s a hoot, quite sure we‘d have a raucous good book club! 🤓 2d
Hooked_on_books Samantha Irby. She‘d be thoughtful and have good insights into writing while also being absolutely hilarious. 2d
Lcsmcat Margaret Atwood! 2d
plemmdog John Green 2d
Bookishlie @Hooked_on_books omg!!! I totally agree with you!!!! 2d
Angeles Hillary Mantel. Opinionated and thoughtful. Also one of my favorite authors 2d
Kristy_K Bill and/or Melinda Gates or Trevor Noah. I‘m constantly getting book recommendations from them and loved both M. Gates‘ and Noah‘s books that they wrote. 2d
Prairiegirl_reading @Lcsmcat my book club just had our meeting on Oryx and Crake and it would have been so great to have her there!! 2d
Prairiegirl_reading I would have to say Barack Obama. I love the favourites lists that he does. He seems to read interesting non-fiction and a diverse selection overall. I‘m sure he‘d be a super thoughtful host. 2d
Lcsmcat @Prairiegirl_reading She‘s amazingly intelligent and also funny! I went to a talk she gave about genetics and ethics (so lots of Oryx and Crake references) and she gave off a feeling that she was really having fun. 1d
Prairiegirl_reading @Lcsmcat wow that‘s amazing! 1d
eraderneely Amanda Nelson @Amanda 23h
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What have you used as bookmarks besides bookmarks? #BookTalk

Christinak Right now I‘m using a random receipt 3d
Crazeedi Kleenex, notecard, ribbon, nothing too unusual 3d
jen_the_scribe Ticket stub, index card, folded piece of paper, etc. Not recently though because I have several bookmarks now and miraculously haven't lost any lol 3d
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BiblioLitten Unused plastic fork, thermometer case sans the thermometer, unopened tea satchets, ohh photographs. I love photographs 💕 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The book flap 😵 and I have hundreds of bookmarks!! 3d
phatsallylee Scratch off lottery tickets 3d
TheSpineView If a bookmark is not handy then any scrap of paper will work. Can't stand to use anything thick that might damage the book. 3d
Kimberlone I usually just use whatever is closest...Bobby pins, lighter, used Kleenex, another book (lol) 3d
maich Only bookmarks😊 3d
dragondrool Index cards, pamphlets, the tag from my luggage, ribbons with seared-off edges, receipts, note paper, note cards, postcards, and most recently (because it's cool and apropos), cast-off card catalog cards from our school library. 3d
BillBlume I work in a 911 center. We used to have custom made cards approximately 3” tall and 8.5” wide for tracking calls for service and units assigned, in the event of our computer system crashing. I used them more often as bookmarks than anything else. 3d
TheDarkBookworm Anything. Receipts, cards, etc. 3d
Scochrane26 If I don‘t use a bookmark, I use the due date receipt from the library. 3d
ljuliel Receipts, the slip from the library telling dates due , a napkin, a paper clip. 3d
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Anything and everything near me. But I prefer bookmarks if I have one handy. 3d
cathysaid Hospital admittance band. Cause don‘t we all grab a book on the way to the ER?!?!? 😬 3d
CarolynM See @arlenefinnigan 😂😂😂 3d
Bookquilter $2 bill, index card, postcard
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sherrynuts Post-its, tickets, receipts, paint swatches, stickers, buttons, Kleenex, photos, postcards, brochures, bills, napkins, another book. Anything close at hand! 😂😂 3d
rwmg Receipts and postcards mainly 3d
Susanita The end of a strip of playoff tickets. 3d
SquidgetsRoom Receipts, random paper or napkin, foil gum wrapper, post-it‘s, paint swatches, coaster, pen/pencil, straw, debit/credit card... 3d
SquidgetsRoom @cathysaid I always make sure to grab my e-reader & @ least 1 physical book anytime I go to the ER! 😁😁😁 3d
ravenlee Everything said above, and frequently yarn ball bands, because I always have several lying around. 3d
Crystalblu Appointment card from my tattoo artist 2d
arlenefinnigan @CarolynM some of the replies to that tweet are horrifying. A sanitary towel?!?! 2d
veritysalter Appointment cards, beer mats, flyers, receipts, postcards - anything flat really. 2d
cathysaid @SquidgetsRoom But of course! It‘s only logical ... 😂 2d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How often do you visit bookstores? #BookTalk

Pogue At least twice a month. 4d
KarenUK 5 days a week at least ( I work in one! 😉) 4d
Crazeedi No bookstore close (like 50 plus miles), therefore I shop online and visit library 4d
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Lovesbooks87 Every Saturday. Some of the book sellers know me by name! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 4d
Lcsmcat I like 2nd hand and indie bookstores, neither of which we have in my town. So whenever I‘m out and about, I try to visit the local book store. 4d
Soubhiville An actual bookstore once a month or so, and thrift shops probably every other month. 4d
juliegumdrop I used to work at a bookstore, but now I work at a library. I only go to a bookstore maybe once every two months. 4d
wordslinger42 When life isn't crazy, once a week! 4d
Leftcoastzen I was in an antiquarian bookstore just a half hour ago! 4d
Nikki_E When I can. 4d
MissAimz_55 Probably at least 2x a month but usually more often 4d
Jaimelire Once a month....library more often. 4d
CoverToCoverGirl I work at a bookstore, so almost every day. 😊 4d
Scochrane26 Usually about 1-2 times a month. My bookstore has a lot of events & a great restaurant, so sometimes I go to eat. I‘m at the library about twice a month, but I‘ve been at several libraries to do work lately since I don‘t have an office. 4d
EmilyM My daughter (14 years old) and I go weekly...we get Starbucks and browse for about an hour. 4d
Bookjunkie57 Almost never which is essential to my budget. 🤣🤣🤣 4d
Panic70 Maybe once a month. I have two library cards and use them online daily. 4d
ljuliel Very rarely , especially since I‘m trying to lean on the library now. 4d
FlowerFairy Every chance I get. 4d
Bookwormjillk Usually just when I‘m traveling. I do go to the library 1-2 times a week though. 4d
LeslieO Not often enough 4d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick At least once a week, even if I just browse and grab a coffee. In the spring there are lots of local libraries having used book sales, so I'll visit as many as possible, too. 4d
Jess861 Every few months or so....wish I could make it more often but such is life. 4d
TiredLibrarian There are no indie or 2ndHand booksellers less than an hour away from me, and my nearest B&N is about 1/2 hour away, so not very often. I don't think I visited a bookseller at all last year. When traveling, though, I always try to check out indies and resellers. 🚙📚 4d
veritysalter So rarely, but I live in a small village. I‘ve just found out that an independent book shop has opened in a nearby town, so am hoping to visit there soon. I use the internet, book subscription clubs and charity shops for my books. 3d
maich Not so often. I'm buying books on Book Depository or Wordery. In my country are books expensive. When I'm going into grocery store I found there booksale. 3d
BookishRedhead Two times a week. But not as much now cos I'm saving up 3d
Gissy More or less than three times per month. At least one for sure☺️The problem is not how many times I visit them, the problem is that I always get at least one book from those visits😱📚☺️ 3d
TheBookHippie Once a week or more 🤣🤣🤣 one my daughter is ASM and one my friend owns 😂🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️📚📘📗📕📔📘📚📖 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: The power of books—what book helped you get through something? And what was that something? #BookTalk

HoneyBeeLee @mrbook The book was Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, this book is still one that I could read over and over. I read this when, me and my mother were having a hard time getting along and I couldn't find a direction for my life to go. It was just amazing to find a main character that had a lot of the same self doubt and a mother who pushed aside her feelings as nothing. 5d
JSW Healing After Loss has helped me after every death I've worked through. Highly recommend. 5d
TheBookHippie @JSW I‘ve purchased that several times for people. It is very good. 5d
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vivastory The Lord of the Rings helped me with the current political situation, better than any political commentary, when I read it in 2018. 5d
TheHeartlandBookFairy @JSW Healing After Loss was also the book that came to mind for me! I read this book in the months after my husband passed away. I then reread this book starting on January 1st and throughout the whole next year. It was interesting to see what struck me on the first read through and then different things that struck me on the second read through. I think I've now read 3 times & I've given it to way more people than I'd like to admit. Very helpful! 5d
Jennifer3 I can‘t pinpoint a particular book, but reading is my retreat when I need to re-group. 5d
wordslinger42 The Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke, Lord of the Rings, and The Secret Garden 4d
TiredLibrarian This isn't for everyone, but I found it to be the right book at the right time for me when I was in a dark place. 4d
TiredLibrarian @TheHeartlandBookFairy @JSW @TheBookHippie I just added Healing After Loss to my TBR list; thanks for the recommendations! 4d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: ☝🏻! #BookTalk

Leelee.reads A Midsummer Night‘s Dream ✨🧚🏽‍♂️ 6d
Emilymdxn Ooooooooh great question! I think the winters tale for me (maybe a midsummer nights dream as second choice?) I like the idea of somewhere where things are ultimately okay and optimistic but there‘s access to deep powerful emotions and unexplainable stuff nearby ✨ 6d
DrJAdMerricksson Hmmm. Midsummer Night's Dream or Much Ado About Nothing. 6d
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Biblionut Much Ado definitely 😁 6d
Scochrane26 I‘ve only read the tragic plays, so none for me. My high school teachers never had us read a fun one. 6d
Panic70 Dromio of Syracuse from A Comedy of Errors. He‘s the servant twin that “discovers” he has a wife. My favorite play is Titus Andronicus and I wouldn‘t want to be anyone from that one! 6d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Hat tip @MyBookSwapClub for today‘s: Which books and characters have qualified for the above statement? #BookTalk #FridayFunFact

Andrew65 Even worse when it‘s the end of a series! 7d
Bookwormjillk That‘s the way I feel about Louise Penny‘s books 7d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 yes (Camilleri 💔) 7d
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Lcsmcat Everything by Jane Austen. And the fact that she didn‘t write more. 7d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi 💔 💔 💔 😢 7d
ShelleyBooksie Most recently, Cussy Mary from Bookish Women of Troublesome Creek. 7d
Prairiegirl_reading Quite a few of Maeve Binchy novels, The Hearts Invisible Furies, Eleanor Oliphant as a character, Ove to name a few. 😉 7d
CrowCAH The Lunar Chronicles series; love all the characters! ❤️ 7d
DGRachel Grannie Mae from Taylor Brown‘s Gods of Howl Mountain; Sevro, Mustang, and Victra from Pierce Brown‘s Red Rising series; The Count from Amor Towles‘ A Gentleman in Moscow; and the Emerson clan from Elizabeth Peters‘ Amelia Peabody series, for a start. 😍 7d
Scochrane26 @ShelleyBooksie I love that you said Cussy Mary. I‘ve met the author twice & have read her other books, but Book Woman is her best. I also love the Count in Gentleman in Moscow @DGRachel I had a hard time ending the HP series. I wanted to spend more time with Jamie & Charlotte in the YA Holmes series. I know there‘s more, but most recently, I wanted to spend more time with January from Ten Thousand Doors. (edited) 7d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Would you read a book written by someone you don‘t like? What would get you to read their book(s)? #BookTalk

jb72 I would if it was like a book club pick or a really good friend recommended it. The other reason for me would be to maybe learn something new about that author or the subject they are writing about like a contrasting point of view. 1w
AutumnRLS I don't like Orson Scott Card and I won't contribute to his income because he uses it to support anti queer legislation. That being said, I have no problem saying that Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead were both brilliant works of fiction and I generally enjoy his writing. I'm just not going to purchase it or encourage my library to do so. 1w
Texreader I did; a book by a parent in my neighborhood (our kids were in the same class). A supposed “Christian” NY times best seller. I didn‘t like the book either. In fact it made me livid (and still does) because she recounted events I was aware of in a way that humiliated someone we knew who didn‘t deserve the ridicule. 1w
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Patchshank There's a few authors I don't like as people, but I like their books. If I don't want to contribute to them financially I'll buy the book used or get it at the library if it's there. That's usually how I get my books anyway. 1w
Crazeedi I would probably give one a shot, if a friend recommended it, but I wouldn't be afraid to bail if I didn't care for it. Can't think of an author I don't like at the moment 1w
ljuliel There are books by people who may have done something I don‘t approve of. For example, Ted Kennedy and Al Franken. I also really dislike Bill OReilly. They‘ve all written excellent books, so I need to separate their choices in life with their writing talent. All of us have failings in certain areas, but may be good in other areas . I try hard not to judge because of that. I‘m sure as heck not perfect and never met anyone who is. 1w
Angeles Absolutely. If you read classics you probably have been reading works by truly obnoxious asses. Charles Dickens comes to mind... 1w
Bookishlie Sure. I read books by people I don‘t like all the time. I hate books written by people I do like. Now I will not BUY a book by someone I do not like. I will beg borrow or steal but I refuse to financially support them as much as outright buying it new. 1w
Biblionut Yes. I‘m not a fan of Bill O‘Reilly personally but his books are great. I own them all. 1w
Alora Yes! I think if it was someone I didn‘t like and a lot of people recommended the book or it was a very popular one I would maybe give it a try. 1w
BookishRedhead Yes, if the book sounds good I'll read it, I try and separate the work from the person 1w
Andrew65 Yes, I don‘t like Jeffrey Archer‘s politics, but tells a great story. Loved his (edited) 7d
trueisa4letterword No, there are enough other books out there I can read! 7d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do others react to you when you read in public? If they do, in what ways do they? #BookTalk

Bookishlie They mostly ignore me. Lol 1w
Patchshank My doctor did once say she is surprised to see people with actual paper books instead of tablets or e-readers. Other than that I've never gotten a reaction. 1w
Panic70 No one ever comments when I have a book. However I notice people light up when my 9 year old is carrying a book. 1w
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Mdargusch Very few people comment when I read in public. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
TheSpineView Very rarely does anyone comment. I think the book acts as an invisible barrier to conversation. 1w
Reecaspieces I have very seldom had anyone to comment if I am reading in public. However, if I see someone reading, I am constantly asking about it 😁 1w
Minimalgrl I‘ve actually had people talk to me about the book and or other books by the author ( I read a lot of mystery series). Seattle is pretty bookish and it just sorta happens 🤓 1w
audraelizabeth I had left my book at the register and a customer asked our cashier how it was and so our cashier asked me. 1w
TheBookAddict I‘ve gotten asked what I‘m reading. They usually say how they once read a book a long time ago that they liked. I‘ve also been told it‘s nice to see that people still read books and are not just on their phones. Then they proceed to rant about how people are just stuck in front of a screen all the time 🤦🏽‍♀️. I‘ve also had people look surprised. 1w
ShelleyBooksie I've gotten the same types of comments as @TheBookAddict . At some of my daughter classes I have also gotten "you have a new book every week!" 1w
ljuliel Nope. Never . I think in today‘s world, people have their faces on their phone screens no matter where you go. They don‘t pay a lick of attention to what others are doing with their time. 1w
vivastory Not usually. I remember I had a lot of comments from people when I was reading Song of Ice and Fire 1w
Sisasuku Usually I don't get any reaction, but once on a train a guy asked me what I was reading and we discovered we both love fantasy books and then spent a very amiable 10 minutes talking about our favorites 😊 It probably would have been a longer discussion if I didn't have to get off the train. Sadly I've never met him again... 1w
LaraS It was 5:30am on a Monday. I was on a bus on my way to work. A work acquaintance got on and sat next to me, but I didn‘t notice. He said “oh whatcha reading?” Then physically took the book out of my hands, CLOSED IT AND LOST MY PAGE so he could see the cover, then said “huh. That‘s cute that you read.” He handed me back my NOW CLOSED book then proceeded to tell some story about his weekend. 🤬 1w
Alora Yes especially people my age or my friends 😂 When I read before class starts everyone is always surprised to see me reading. Especially at 8am lol I get some funny looks. And when I find other people reading I‘m so fascinated because its so rare I find lol. 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Has Litsy upped your reading game? #BookTalk

Prairiegirl_reading It‘s definitely upped my tbr pile! Not that it wasn‘t completely out of control to begin with. I do read more however I do spend a lot of reading time on Litsy instead of reading so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
WanderingBookaneer It‘s upped my awareness of reading challenges. 1w
lele1432 It has!! But it is very easy to spend precious reading time scrolling thru Litsy too 😂 1w
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Scochrane26 I think it has, but like @lele1432 & @Prairiegirl_reading said, I can spend too much time scrolling Litsy. I spend much less time on other apps though, so that may even out. 1w
Panic70 I just signed up this week after a goodreads friend recommended it. With tags it‘s much easier to find people with similar reading interests. I love your posts that group books together. (Self help, first in series) Lots of inspiration here. Other sites use computer generated recommendations and they are often so far off what I would be interested in reading. 1w
readordierachel It's broadened my reading a lot. I discover some books I might not have encountered otherwise. 1w
Amandajoy It‘s helped me read more diversely. 1w
BillBlume It‘s opened me up to authors I wouldn‘t have read otherwise. Victoria Schwab comes to mind. @EclecticReaders, I blame you. That‘s all on you four. 1w
ljuliel I‘d say it keeps me motivated to keep on reading. I like seeing book reviews so I get some good ideas. 1w
EclecticReaders @BillBlume We will gladly take that blame! 😄📚 1w
TheSpineView Some, but it really uped my TBR list! 🤣 1w
CoverToCoverGirl A little but it sure has inspired my TBR list! 1w
MissAimz_55 Yes for sure! It‘s also significantly upped my tbr game 😂😂 1w
Slajaunie Absolutely!! On Facebook I am a member of a number of book groups. People always want to know why set a reading goal or why challenge yourself to see how many books you can read. They just don‘t get it. 1w
Lcsmcat It‘s changed what I read, to include more recently released titles and authors I didn‘t know before. 1w
Enchanted_Bibliophile Definitely! I only joined last year and read 100 books where usually I would only make it to 65 in a good year. 1w
CaroPi It teach me that the book community is amazing and gave me the opportunity to talk about books as much as I wanted 1w
Lizpixie Most definitely! My home library has tripled in 3yrs of being a Litten🙌 1w
AsYouWish Yes, it has introduced many books into my life that I had never heard of before and it has also helped me read many books I have been putting off for a while. Plus it has welcomed me into many reading groups/clubs/teams that have encouraged me to finish books. Plus all the challenges! 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Can you read around the tv when it‘s on or is it too much of a distraction? #BookTalk

MissAimz_55 Usually I can read while the tv is on . But if it‘s something that‘s a very detailed read or a very distracting tv show/movie than I can‘t 🤪 2w
jessinikkip It depends. Usually yes, but if its something on TV that I find interesting, once I look up from the book, thats it 2w
LeahBergen Nope! 😖 2w
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Patchshank Depends how loud it is, what's on, and how interested I am in the book. I usually read while my boyfriend watches car shows. Car shows don't interest me so it's fine. But when he watches a show I like I get distracted even if I've already seen that episode. 2w
TiredLibrarian I find it easier to become immersed in a book when it's quiet, but I don't always have the luxury of a quiet space for reading. 2w
AsYouWish It depends what I am watching and what I am reading. 2w
umbrellagirl Prefer quiet 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Too distracting. 2w
Kimberlone Yes, if it‘s something I‘ve already seen (ex: The Office) or something I don‘t really care about (ex: Rick & Morty) 2w
Elizabeth2 It depends what is on TV. I can read while my family watches TV, but only if I‘m really committed to the book and what they are watching is of little interest to me. I don‘t ever choose to turn on the TV myself when I am reading, or read while I am watching TV. 2w
AmyG My husband loves to watch sports. Fine with me as it‘s perfect reading tv. 2w
MyNamesParadise If something like football is on I‘m able to read; if it‘s a regular show I get too distracted because I‘m some what listening to what‘s happening even if it isn‘t of interest to me. 2w
Scochrane26 I used to be able to, but I have a harder time now. I can if it‘s sports or something I‘m not interested in. 2w
Gissy I can read with tv on but no too loud. 2w
DGRachel It depends on what I‘m reading and what‘s on the TV. 2w
BookwormAHN It depends on what's on, but I can definitely read through HGTV. 2w
tracey38 I usually can. 2w
LauraJ Nope! Too easily distracted. 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Depends how far I am into the book. If I just started, it can be challenging 😅 2w
Lcsmcat It depends on the book, and the tv show. Too many explosions or other loud stuff and no. A book that requires a lot of concentration is also a no. 2w
dragondrool I used to be able to with no problem. Not so much anymore. I do, but get distracted. 2w
ljuliel I used to be able to. Not anymore. I need total quiet or I get distracted too easily. 2w
rachelk I can definitely read through all of the sports 🤣 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sort of ... 2w
Amandajoy Only if the volume is fairly low, otherwise I get distracted. 2w
Daisey It depends some on the book and what‘s on TV, but I can usually block out the TV with no problem. 2w
lele1432 It‘s typically a distraction for me. I don‘t watch a lot of tv so I usually try to leave it off completely to get some reading time in. But during football and basketball season my hubby is always watching a game so I‘ve learned how to somewhat block it out lol.😂 2w
ju.ca.no I sometimes try when my boyfriend watches sports but it is still distracting to me- even though I don‘t care about what is going on on screen. For other things- I cannot really read next to the tv 1w
BookishRedhead I read in front of the TV all the time. I'm OK with it 1w
Victoria_Clyne It depends what's on. I can definitely tune out sport. 1w
Lizpixie I used to be able to, but not so much anymore. I‘m finding as I get older I have to concentrate more, maybe I‘m going dolally! 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What‘s your advice for someone in a #readingslump? #BookTalk

DGRachel Read an old favorite or go do something other than reading, whatever other hobby you have, and most importantly, don‘t force it and be kind to yourself. 2w
MissAimz_55 Go back to an old favorite and reread it. Pick up an easy and fast highly rated read. And I agree don‘t force it and don‘t set expectations or goals. 2w
ljuliel I usually change up genres. If I can find a really good true crime, that might yank me out of it. I usually go to about 3 libraries and bring home enough books to make a stepladder to the roof of my house , trying to find one that clicks. Sometimes, I just have to ride it out. During that time, I keep an audiobook playing just in case I can get it to work. I really dislike the Slumps and hope I don‘t hit one now. I‘ve been on a good roll lately. 2w
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Emilymdxn I try to think about what I love about reading and then do things that give me that so I‘m not missing out if that makes sense? If I wanna feel huge sweeping emotions I‘ll listen to the right music, if I wanna be caught up in a story I‘ll watch a film, if I wanna learn about the world I‘ll read the paper or listen to a podcast. I try to remind myself reading is 1 of a million ways of expanding my mind, and I can turn to other ways 2w
JackOBotts Read a tried and true favorite! 2w
GripLitGrl Reread a favorite, try a short read or switching it up to a new genre to get back into the reading grove. Sometimes just taking a break from books helps too. 2w
Sargar114 I agree with the reread something you‘ve already read and enjoyed. I also like going the opposite direction and participate in a book club or buddy read, even if you‘re reading something you aren‘t enjoying the discussions usually make it enjoyable. 2w
MrT In a reading slump because you're bored with reading the same genre? Read a genre you have never read before or only read once because it 'wasnt for you'. Mine was 'proper' sci-fi. Never read because I just didn't think it was for me. Kicked started my reading block. 2w
ljuliel @Sargar114 Great idea. A book discussion would probably get you more enthused again. 2w
readingjedi Read something you know you're going to hate - you'll be so desperate to read something - ANYTHING - else and when you finish the loathed time your enthusiasm for your next book will know no bounds 😉 2w
annahenke Listen to a podcast with people talking about reading!! I love doing this. It always gets me in the mood for a good book - especially if it involves a great recommendation! 2w
Sargar114 @annahenke good idea! 2w
Amiable Take a break from reading. Watch TV. Most of what‘s on these days is crap so you‘ll be craving an intellectual pursuit before long! 2w
quirkyreader Ask an older relative what they are reading and start a new family connection. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Rereading a favorite, or sometimes reading complete and total fluff - brain candy (my personal secret addiction is terrible Pride & Prejudice variations on Kindle Unlimited) often just gets me back into the reading groove and gives me a break from all the “scheduled“ reading I tend to do. 2w
TieDyeDude Graphic novels. I tend to blow through graphic novels, and the pictures help reset my brain from straight prose. 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Does your library provide a variety of activities, and do outside entities use it for their own meetings and events? #BookTalk

LiteraryinLititz Yes, it does! I often think the activities look interesting, though many are held during the day on weekdays which doesn‘t work for people with traditional work schedules. 2w
LiteraryinLititz My library seems to have great family/children programming. It‘s not geared towards me, but I‘m glad they have it! 2w
Nikki_E The library system in my community is awesome about having events. They have programs for everyone. I work a lot so sadly I don‘t get to go to, but the libraries are an important part of the community here. 2w
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Meaw_catlady Yes to both. Our library district offers more programs then any other district in CO. So many different ones. Really diverse and fun. 2w
Susanita Lots of different events, including a ukulele band! 2w
Crazeedi My library does a lot of children-school age things. Does have a reading group I've never attended. Very small town but it is a good library for the size. Always accommodating to me 2w
ShelleyBooksie Yes to both. 2w
Scochrane26 Yes, my library is awesome! 2w
Peddler410 Yes 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there particular weather conditions that induce you to read more? Like snow, rain, cold, heat. #BookTalk

MissAimz_55 Rain! I bet snow would too but I live in southern CA lol 2w
Ericalambbrown Cold, Rain, and Snow. Any weather that makes me hunker down in bed with a tea or whisky. I do more audiobooks when the weather is good and I should get off my arse. 😂 2w
Jeshara Summer or Fall days when its warm enough, but not too hot to sit outside on my patio with a good book and a cup of coffee. That's totally my happy place! 2w
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Scochrane26 Rain & snow. 2w
veritysalter Cold, rain and snow. The rain needs to be the type that‘s lashing the windows. If it‘s cold I need a fire and a blanket and for snow - I need to be inside! I like to curl up and be cosy when I read. 2w
mcctrish I think the shorter days of Fall/Winter make me want to read more but I have summers off so I do read more? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️really it‘s always a good time to read 2w
TheSpineView I love to read anytime, but rain more so than any other time. 2w
wanderinglynn Not really. I read pretty regularly regardless of weather. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl No, I read no matter the weather conditions. 2w
dragondrool Nope. I read every day no matter the weather. However, certain types of weather put me in the mood for certain types of books. I love filling the summer with horror and mystery fare. And cool, rainy, dribbly days make me want to reach for tea and Agatha Christie. 2w
quirkyreader Rain mostly because I can‘t be outside doing things. 2w
Cailey_Mac The bad snow storms (the ones you call into work for) make me want to cozy up with a cute contemporary or a really immersive fantasy! If it‘s summer it‘s usually when we‘re all outside on the deck relaxing, and everyone whips their phones out. 2w
ljuliel No, I can read in the rain or on a train, in the snow or on the go, in the sun, til my book is done. Thank you to Dr Seuss, the inspiration for my little ditty. 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Any weather that makes me feel cozy (snow/rain). Ut since I've started listening to audio books, I'm looking forward to the nice weather. So I can audio walk and what not. 2w
rachelk Snow because it tends to leave me stranded at home where I have plenty of books to choose from. 🏡❄️📚 2w
Gissy Not necessarily but definite I like fresh rainy days! 2w
wordslinger42 I don't think I ever need induced to read more 😅 But I do especially love cozying up with a warm drink & a good book on a snowy or rainy day 2w
MyNamesParadise Rain and snow. When it‘s nice outside, I like to sit outside on the porch and read. 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you consider yourself a faster or a slower reader? #BookTalk

SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I am a fast reader--my parents wondered whether I was processing all the words, my eyes would move back and forth so quickly. Turns out I married an even faster reader--and it drives me nuts, for no rational reason! 2w
PrezBookster I think I am a fast reader.. Unless the book requires me to really pay attention to detail... then I need to slow it down. 2w
MidnightBookGirl Definitely Medium, but closer to fast than slow! When it comes to audiobooks, I am definitely Team Fast! 2w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Both. Typically a fast reader (my husband always ask how do u read so fast!? Lol) but sometimes it can be a slower place if there‘s a lot of characters or background set up. 2w
ljuliel Depends on the book. If it‘s really exciting , or I can‘t wait to see what will happen next, I‘m a fast reader. If it‘s nonfiction , with a lot to take in, I‘m much slower. 2w
Meeko93 Medium when actually reading. But competing a book I would consider slow just because of time. 2w
TheKidUpstairs Definitely fast. The draw back is that I don't remember a lot of what I read@ 2w
Prairiegirl_reading S-L-O-W!!!! 2w
readordierachel What @ljuliel said ☝️ Depends on the book. 2w
Scochrane26 I think I‘m a slow reader, but I‘m probably about average. 2w
vivastory I really think it depends on the book. Books that lean more towards the inner musings of characters & beauty of the prose, I tend to read them slower. Novels that concentrate on plot & dialogue, well they're called page turners for a reason! I do think that some people tend to dismiss the great social & cultural commentary available in the latter. 2w
parasolofdoom Generally fast but I can distracted a lot 2w
ladym30 Definitely fast. 2w
LauraJ Medium. 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Definitely slower 2w
MissAimz_55 In the middle for sure but compared to a lot of people on here, slow lol . 2w
TheBookAddict I consider myself a slow reader. 😞 It's pretty frustrating when I am really into the story and wish I could read faster so I could know what's going on and why. 😅 Sometimes my eyes will wander ahead and read a sentence or two before I scold myself and force my eyes to back to where they are supposed to be looking. 😁 2w
annahenke Speed demon! 2w
Bookjunkie57 So slow. 2w
eraderneely Sooo slow 2w
Gissy The slower of the slower readers 2w
wordslinger42 Typically fast! 2w
moonfox Definitely too fast! 2w
BookishRedhead Fast. I used to be slow but I have gotten faster as I got older 2w
Andrew65 Somewhere between the two. 2w
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Doing the bookish discussion question of the day early today 😁! I‘m in #NYC hanging out with an author friend who is in from Scotland to participate in a 1-on-1 debate at a downtown forum this evening, so I have to conserve battery best I can 🙈.

Here it is: Are you friends with any authors?! #BookTalk

TheSpineView Yes, but just by email. I have a few indie authors that email now and then just to stay in touch. 3w
Bookwormjillk Only in my mind 3w
Reviewsbylola I wish! 3w
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ljuliel Absolutely . (not). I‘ve emailed a few who‘ve replied. Linda Castillo, Larry Baker and , James Renner . If I could BE friends, I‘d choose David Sedaris and Amy Vowell. They‘d be a hoot together. 3w
tournevis Yes. 3w
Lcsmcat Mostly poets, oddly enough. 3w
TheHeartlandBookFairy Absolutely! I still have to pinch myself sometimes 😅☺️😁 #MyBookishLife 3w
Palimpsest I‘m friends/ acquaintances with people who have published books, mostly professors and poets. 3w
LibrarianRyan How about related to one. My cousin Sara is an author. Not my type of books but that‘s okay. I was asked by her mother this summer what I thought of her newest. Apparently she saw my name on the reviewer list. I declined to review the book. Just no! 3w
Scochrane26 I feel like I‘ve stalked a couple of local authors enough for them to be friends (just kidding). I do see David Arnold at enough author events that he recognizes me. I have a friend who has some writing talent and I could see her being a published author one day. (edited) 2w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you generally prefer linear narratives or non-linear narratives that chronologically jump around? #BookTalk

Jennifer3 I enjoy both actually. The non-linear stories I have read started with On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet...it became a favorite book I told everyone about and I began searching more often for that type of writing. 3w
Lcsmcat If it works to serve the story, that‘s what matters. 3w
bookwrm526 I enjoy both, but I find that I need the jumps in the non-linear books to be clearly indicated - I struggle when there‘s a jump but I missed that it jumped and feel lost 3w
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ljuliel I sorta like a book to be told in a straightforward manner, beginning to end , although I‘m sure I‘ve read the others too. I guess it works in some instances , for example 11-23-63. It sorta had to go back and forth a bit to make sense. 3w
BeckyandBooks I agree 💯% with @Lcsmcat and @bookwrm526! I have read non-linear books that were very hard to follow, and they just don‘t hold my interest. 3w
Andrew65 I enjoy both, providing they are well written. 3w
LapReader Jumping around holds my attention better. 3w
tournevis I like books that make me work, but the format depends on the kind of story one is telling. Some stories have to jump around to work, others fail if they do. 3w
MissAimz_55 I like both ways but I guess lately o like the ones that jump around . It keeps me on my toes 3w
CarolynM What @tournevis said. Sometimes I think time shifts are only there because the story itself isn't very interesting. That really annoys me! 3w
tournevis @CarolynM Oh yes, that happens too. And it is annoying. Or sloppy. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Saw this film today and enjoyed it; do you think a great whodunnit movie (or a great movie in general) will motivate more people to start reading the kind of stories being promoted in the screen? #BookTalk

vivastory As far as I know this is just an homage to, not an adaptation, of Christie. In this case I don't think it'll have much of an effect, but I think every other adaptation definitely increases book sales. 3w
Susanita I‘d like to read some of those Harlan Trombley books... 3w
CarolynM I don't know but I loved the film🙂 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita Haha—me too!! 3w
Kaylamburson Me, too, @Susanita ! This was such a fun film. 3w
Tanisha_A @CarolynM High-5! 😁 3w
Bookishlie Was this based on a book? 3w
MrBook @Bookishlie , not sure, but I‘m thinking, for once, it‘s not. 😊 3w
Sisasuku In my experience unfortunately not at all :/ If it's a specific book to movie adaption people read it (like Lord of the Rings or Fifty Shades of Grey), but sadly I've never seen anyone getting interested in more books due to a movie 🙁 I wish it was different though... 3w
Crazeedi I dont think a movie would push one to read the book 3w
rwmg If the film is linked to a specific book, people might go on to read more in the genre after reading the book the film is based on 3w
Emilymdxn I feel like it could do! I also think if people don‘t pick up a murder mystery straight away, having high quality versions of the same types of stories available in different mediums gives people stuff to share and talk about. Having more high quality storytelling out there has to be a win for everyone, readers and otherwise, right? I loved knives out, I wish we had more original stand alone movies like this 3w
dragondrool I would love a movie like this to spark a whole new interest in Christie-style whodunits, particularly for a new generation. But...those of us flocking to this movie are already hooked, for the most part. Reaching newbies is going to require tons of talking it up after the movie. 3w
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Sorry for today‘s lateness. Action was non-stop.

Today‘s posting will be a “thank you” instead of a question. It‘s very rare for me to feel down, but alas, as a human I have those moments too, lol. Litsy always, always puts a smile on my face: thank you for that. Been a not-so-great couple days. Some of you are hurting—been hurting—too. Whether I know about your hurt or not, I give you a big hug and tap my forehead with yours. Contact me anytime.

Biblionut ❤️ 3w
Librariana Sending nothing but good vibes from the great PNW 😊 Chin up and hang in there! We're here for ya 💜📚 3w
Slajaunie 💙💙💙 3w
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Godmotherx5 🤗 3w
AmyG You are so very sweet. My wish for you in 2020....may it be filled with good health and much happiness. Hugs back. Hope you feel better soon. 3w
wordslinger42 I'm sorry the last few days have been rough for you. I will be praying things get better soon and work out for the very best 💙 Things have also been very hard on my end, and I second your thankfulness for the Litsy community. Everyone (you included!) is so lovely here and have helped make hard days brighter. 3w
BethM Hugs and happiness to you. You deserve that and so much more. Litsy is the best place to few supported 🥰 3w
LeahBergen Hugs to you! 💕💕 3w
NHLibrarian Thanks for the hugs, sending double back your way! 😊 3w
Butterfinger So sweet. Your posts always put a smile on my face. Thank you. 3w
LiteraryinLititz So sorry you‘re having a hard stretch. I feel like we all take turns going through times like that, so you should lean on those of us who are going through a good spell. 💜 3w
SaturnDoo Lots of ❤❤❤ to you. I pray for all of us that this new year will be better and brighter. 2019 was a hard year for a lot of Littens, myself included. Sending lots of hugs your way. It's such a joy to know that no matter what, we have a huge family here that offers unconditional love and support. Thank you!!!! 3w
Melwilk I am sorry you are having a rough time. I agree with you about the support the Litsy community provides. This year has been so hard for me. Every time I feel down, people jump in to provide support. This is such a supportive and accepting group of people. I feel fortunate to be a part of it. Hugs to you, and I hope things are good soon. 3w
Crewgurl <> 3w
The_Literary_Jedi Sending positive vibes 💫 3w
Cailey_Mac I‘m sorry that you‘re having a rough go at it; I too log onto Litsy to cheer myself up whenever I‘m feeling overwhelmed or blah, as other social media sites just make it worse. I hope you are able to overcome it soon 🌱 3w
Trashcanman Hugs man, I hope tomorrow is kinder. 3w
Ash.on.the.line Exact reason I‘m on now! Hope you start feeling better! 3w
readordierachel ❤❤ 3w
QuietlyLaura I'm sorry you're having a rough time. I wish all good things for you and lots of hugs! 💕💕💕 3w
ValerieAndBooks Hugs to you — who I‘ve been lucky to meet in real life 💖! Take care 💖 3w
Soubhiville It has been a rough week and a half. I hope things look up from here. 3w
TheHeartlandBookFairy I'm so sorry that you're having a rough go of it 😢 Sometimes we know the reason for the difficulty, for the melancholy. Sometimes it just comes over us and we don't know the reason. Whatever the case may be, I hope it passes soon for you! Sending you good thoughts, good vibes, happy wishes, prayers , and a hug ❤️ 3w
Jennifer3 I agree with everything you said and others have said about Litsy! You‘re posts are in the group that initially hooked me on Litsy. I look forward to what you share. Love, empathy, hugs, and best wishes for the clouds to clear. (edited) 3w
Crazeedi I think we all go through this, I know I've not been myself either, and the gloom of the days, and the darkness at 5 pm doesn't help. Hard to get up in am, hard to sleep at night, hard to carry on conversations...I hear you. Just very glad for Litsy too, and glad you are here with your thought provoking questions and your book lists and the pictures of you displays and...and...we need you!🥰😘❤😍 3w
CarolynM Sorry to hear you've been struggling. I hope better times are on the way. 3w
TiredLibrarian Sorry you're struggling right now. I always enjoy reading your posts here. May you have better days coming soon. 3w
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry you have been hurting. I hope 2020 brings you loads of happiness and joy. Big hugs. 💗 3w
rwmg Hope things pick up for you soon 3w
ljuliel So sorry to hear you‘re going through a difficult time. I try not to say a lot on here , but there‘s little in life that gives me joy currently. The people in Litsy are my lifeline. I check it frequently, just to see and interact with others . I‘ll be thinking of you and hope things improve for you in every area. You‘re a wonderful person and deserve the best. ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
Jess I‘m so sorry that you are going through a tough time right now. Sending you positive vibes and many hugs today. 3w
Lizpixie I‘m so sorry to hear you‘re struggling, this time of year can suck. I hope you know that we are all here for you, this communityshowed me so much support when I was having my own struggles not so long ago, and now it‘s your turn to be lifted by us. What would we do without our dimpled, tater tot loving bibliophile?😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Cheshirecat913 Litsy has always been a positive place and you definitely add a lot to that good vibe we have here. I hope life shows you more positivity soon! 3w
DGRachel Everyone else has covered anything I could say, so just...sending {{hugs}} I hope you feel better soon! 3w
Rachel.Rencher I'm just now seeing this! I hope you're finding ways to feel better and take care of yourself. 💕 3w
Andrew65 Here for you anytime Jason, we all have those periods and need to be supporting each other and that is what makes Litsy so great. And remember you are a wonderful person, who I am happy and proud to call friend. Sending best wishes and positive thoughts. 🙌🤗😁 3w
Andrew65 @ljuliel Sending you best wishes too @ljuliel, here for you anytime. 😍☺️ (edited) 3w
ljuliel Thank you @Andrew65 I‘m very fortunate to have “ met” you in here. You‘re very kindhearted. 🙂 3w
ljuliel @Lizpixie That was cute. Dimpled and tater tot loving. I don‘t think I‘ve ever met anyone else who loves tater tots that much ! 😊. 3w
Andrew65 @ljuliel Do try to be and ditto. ☺️ (edited) 3w
rubyslippersreads I couldn‘t say it better than @Lizpixie 😊 Hope you‘re feeling better. ❤️ 3w
Bklover Scrolling along looking for the Mr Book Challenge and came upon this post. Sending you a very late but heartfelt hug and forehead tap. You are much loved in this place here. ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which books published in the 2010s do you think will go on to be included in some kind of popular/elite/classics canon decades from now? #BookTalk

4thhouseontheleft That‘s a tough one! My 🗳 would be for 3w
4thhouseontheleft And, in children‘s lit: 3w
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vivastory I 💯 agree with all of the above & I'd add Ali Smith's seasonal books 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Here are the top best-selling books of the decade, what are your thoughts as you look it over? #BookTalk

Kimberlone 1-3 yikes! All the rest make a lot of sense to me. Although a bit surprised that Divergent made the list. I‘ve read 5/10 on the list. 3w
vivastory 1-3: 🙄🙄🙄 3w
JacqMac Not surprising. But just because people bought those first three, it doesn‘t mean they read those first three. lol I can say that, because I bought them and they were too painfully horrible to read. 3w
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Melwilk I have read all of them except 1-3. They are overwhelmingly mediocre as a whole. 3w
eraderneely I‘m surprised the 2nd and 3rd Fifty Shades were so popular; I hadn‘t realized. Also surprised Divergent on here. Mostly female authors, some variety of genre. 3w
Tex2Flo @JacqMac My experience exactly. 3w
Tex2Flo Just because they were popular doesn‘t mean they were good. 3w
LeslieO I‘ve read 6/10. But not the top three. 3w
Kappadeemom I‘ve read 8 of them and even though they might not be “good” in some folks opinion, I think any book that gets people reading is a GOOD thing! 3w
ljuliel Good grief. If you held a gun to my head and put a grenade in my pocket, I wouldn‘t read 1-3. The Help was good, but in audio it was 5 🌟. Haven‘t read the others and won‘t. None sound like my sort of books. 3w
IamIamIam I read 6 out of 10 and I'll never read 50 Shades but it got a lot of people reading that hadn't been previously. I can't really look down on that fact. I've never been one to worry about what's popular, though! Happy New Year, Jason!!! 3w
Lcsmcat There‘s a reason it‘s called the lowest common denominator. 3w
booksandsympathy I haven't read any of them. 3w
Rachel.Rencher I'll never read 50 Shades, but I've read a few of the other ones. I noticed quite a few had "girl" in the title. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very disappointing!! The Help is the only one I agree with!! 3w
jillannjohn I‘ve read 9 of them. Sometimes I just want to see what everyone‘s talking about.... 3w
Melismatic Hmmm... I‘ve read all of them! That rarely happens for me lol 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Jennifer3 I‘ve read all of them! Wow! I am not super proud of the fact I read the Fifty Shades trilogy. I wanted to know what everyone was talking about - however from my social worker/counselor perspective I found parts of the story interesting! I am surprised at all the YA included. 3w
LiteratiCafe @Lcsmcat my comment was not as polite as yours, but the sentiment is the same, I deleted my comment so as not to offend. You are spot on with this comment. 3w
Scochrane26 I‘ve read all of them except 1-3. I‘m not surprised, most of them had movies made. They were all very mainstream, talked about, & part of our pop culture. at different times. Divergent & hunger games were picking up a lot of the HP crowd. I loved them at the time they came out, some haven‘t stood the test of time for me. I own 4-10 on kindle or physical. (edited) 3w
cathysaid I‘m with @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks . Disappointed. 3w
Biblionut Lord, help us all! 😂 3w
Crewgurl And I hated all of them...lol. Well, that‘s not true. I liked Divergent, but the final book just ruined the series for me. 3w
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m familiar with them all but oddly enough I‘ve only read the first three 🙈. I do wholeheartedly agree with @Kappadeemom though! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cathysaid 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
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Ahhhhhh.... which do I chose for #AmazonFirstReads? This is the most torn I can recall ever being over two choices. They both look so good and Likely Resolutions looks like MY kinda read and I can‘t stand the idea of waiting a month to preorder.....but Thief River is an author I‘ve read and loved and there‘s some twist I don‘t want the world to spoil for me. Any ideas? Help!!!!

Crazeedi I have to go look at the selections! 3w
BlameJennyJane @Crazeedi oh, id love to know what you decide. The other selections looks great too! 3w
Kaila-ann I went with this one but I‘ve been on a nonfiction kick lately 3w
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kyraleseberg Prime members get to choose two for free this month!! 3w
BlameJennyJane @Kaila-ann I‘m definitely ore-ordering that one! 3w
BlameJennyJane @kyraleseberg really?? How did I overlook this? This solves all of my problems! 😂 Thank you so much for letting me know! 3w
BlameJennyJane @kyraleseberg that‘ll teach me to read the fine print! 3w
kyraleseberg @BlameJennyJane You're welcome! These were my two picks also! ☺️ 3w
BlameJennyJane @kyraleseberg I hope you are as excited about them as I am! 😊😊😊 3w
Crazeedi I picked same as you!! 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you plan on doing any series read-throughs in 2020 (from the first installment through to the last or most current)? #BookTalk

TheSpineView Not from the beginning, but several series I want to complete. 3w
BookishMarginalia Cozy mysteries here I come! 3w
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Reagan I would love to finish the Penn Cage series but I‘m not sure I can real all of them 😳 those are some chunksters. 3w
MyNamesParadise Well right now I‘m reading The Rosie Project and I realized there are two more books in that series so I‘ll be reading those! 3w
LeeRHarry The Ibis trilogy by Amitav Ghosh 🤞 (edited) 3w
AmyG I‘m with you @Reagan. Maybe I will just read the second one this year and the next- next year. 3w
teebe I never finished all the Mistborn books so I want to try to read the entire series through. 3w
ShelleyBooksie I want to read the trilogy that begins with The Bear and the Nightengale 3w
jmtrivera I'm considering rereading all the Cormoran Strikes, as well as the Mercy Thompsons (for the billionth time!). 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The Witcher series. 3w
Texreader Yes Jodi Taylor‘s St Mary‘s Chronicles. Maybe a few others. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Sorry for the extreme tardiness, busy busy busy day 🙈. Here it is: What are five of your favorite 2019 reads?! #BookTalk

TheSpineView The Way of Kings, The Night Circus, Daisy Jones and the Six, Iron Gold and The Wise Man's Fear but it was hard to narrow down just to just 5. 4w
SW-T Dang...that‘s hard! This list is subject to change every 15 minutes 😂 For now, Becoming (Michelle Obama), Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Samin Nosrat), The Priory of the Orange Tree (Samantha Shannon), The Good Luck Girls (Charlotte Nicole Davis), and (edited) 4w
Scochrane26 1) She Said 2)Red, White, & Royal Blue 3)shout 4)A Woman is No Man 5)Where the Crawdads Sing There‘s several that could be in the 5th slot. 4w
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Crazeedi All of the Montalbano series, the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna, 1491, unto us a son is given, the ruth Galloway series, the bruno chief of police series 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And I thought picking my top 19 was hard!! Lol. 1) Henrietta Lacks 2) Witches, Sluts, Feminists 3) Packing For Mars 4) Mythos 5) Becoming 📚💕 4w
MyNamesParadise In no particular order- they got 5 stars on Goodreads: 1) The Silent Patient 2) The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 3)Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I notice the more I read, the more I hold books to higher standards. Only three 5 stars for me in 2019! Out of 30 books. 3w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Actually two questions just for fun:

1. On Dec. 29, 2029, when we look back at the 2020s, what do you think will have changed between now and then in the book industry? (Do you think Litsy will still be around?! 😳)

2. What do you *hope* will happen in the book industry between now and Dec. 29, 2029?

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Emilymdxn I‘m really hoping that the diversity and widening range of people whose voices we‘re able to hear has flourished and expanded a lot more! I‘m happy we‘ve come to hear more voices in literature this decade but there‘s so much more to be done, particularly in the political situations so many countries are in rn. 4w
Scochrane26 I hope we can still be focused on books, that the problems now in politics, climate change, & war are improved instead of worse. 4w
ljuliel Hard questions . I have no clue. I‘m guessing they‘ll have some type of fancier gadget like a Kindle that can do more stuff. I‘m not sure what. Do I think Litsy will be around ? If you want the truth, probably not. I‘ve seen lots of online book groups fizzle out over the years , so this will probably go the same direction. As far as books, people will still be reading them and being entertained by them. 4w
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Dostoyes To answer this question it‘s interesting to think back 10 years ago what we would have said about now. Other than you good folks, I see reading in general on the decline. Smart people have actually told me they don‘t read books, that they think it‘s a waste of time. I don‘t like to think about where that leads us. 4w
Zelma I hope this mess with ebook publishers and library lending will be solved with libraries having the upper hand. And I agree with @ljuliel on Litsy. It will either be replaced with another app or change so much it won‘t feel like it does now. 4w
CindyMyLifeIsLit Tech is changing so fast now that I can‘t even imagine what will be available ten years from now! If Bradbury were here, he might have some good ideas. It makes me sad to say it, but I agree with @Zelma about Litsy in ten years—it will either be gone or unrecognizable. 😢 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Who are some of the most charming literary characters you‘ve come across? #BookTalk

Jennifer3 I don‘t even know where to start on this one! Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables from my childhood as these characters and my parents lovingly planted the seed and fed my love of reading. 4w
dragondrool Freak, from Freak the Mighty. 4w
revenge4porgy Laura from The Little House series, Francie from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew, Odelia Grey, Hannah Gruen from Nancy Drew. 4w
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rubyslippersreads Betsy, Tacy, and Tib from the #BetsyTacy books. 😊 Plus many of the characters other Littens mentioned. 4w
KarenUK Captain Hastings 💕 4w
ljuliel This might be an odd assortment , but I pick Harold Fry , Major Pettigrew , Britt Marie , and Eleanor Oliphant . 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Why do some folks think that listening to an audiobook doesn‘t qualify as reading? 🤔 #BookTalk

TheSpineView Have no clue! They just don't know what they are missing! 🎧❤ 4w
Soubhiville I have no idea. 4w
RvnclawWhovian I definitely wouldn‘t say that it‘s not reading. The only reason I personally don‘t tend to love audiobooks is because I feel like I don‘t absorb the material as strongly. But it‘s definitely still reading 4w
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Rachel.Rencher For me it's not the same only because I space out while listening and then I don't get as much out of the story. I'm a more absorbed reader when I'm looking at the words, but I know a lot of people get more enjoyment out of listening. I think they both count, though. 4w
RvnclawWhovian @Rachel.Rencher lol we basically just commented the same thing 😂 4w
Rachel.Rencher @RvnclawWhovian and at the same time...that's awesome. Great minds 😁❤ 4w
tournevis Apparently, reading is a skill that brings a certain level of standing to a person, and audio-books circumvent the need to have that skill, therefore it's not reading, it's cheating. Allowing anyone to havr access to books, for shame! If it sounds like it's classism and elitism, it is. 4w
UnidragonFrag @tournevis exactly what you've said. I'd also add ableism. Audiobooks are great. Not for everyone, granted, but it opens books up to people who otherwise wouldn't read or can't. 4w
RvnclawWhovian @tournevis the classism and elitism in thinking only physically reading a book “counts” is a great point! (edited) 4w
Reecaspieces Oh my gosh...I love audible books. It allows me to experience more reading time as I exercise, drive, work, do chores. I understand everyone‘s perception...but for me..it allows me to read more books because I can do it anytime. Instead of listening to music..I listen to books. Very enjoyable to this avid reader. I really want to say a lot more...but I am being nice 😂 4w
Emilymdxn The ableism is exhausting. I have wrists issues and paper books are painful for me. My wrists have improved a bit now and I can now use an e-reader, but I struggle with paper books particularly hardbacks and for a long time it was audio only for me. I couldn‘t have read for years without audio and I‘m never rly gonna be able to join in with beautiful prestigious hardbacks. I wish ppl could be more understanding and not make me feel so un-literary 4w
Rissreads I love audio books and it fills up alot of wasted time for me. Whatever works for you is all that matters. 4w
AsYouWish We have had this discussion at school about if we should have some books available as audiobooks or use audiobook apps for our students. I personally think that audiobooks are great and I have seen some of my students discover a new love of reading because of audiobooks. Also it makes them feel not so different because they can listen to the same books their peers are physically reading and the can then talk about the books. 4w
Stacypatrice I had a girlfriend who said it best (I think)... “I LISTEN to audiobooks. I READ in Braille. “ Did I she still enjoy the STORY of “Shades of Grey?” No. It sucks however you soak it up 😂😂😂😂 4w
CoverToCoverGirl I have two libraries in my house and I am an avid physical book reader. I also have a very large audiobook library. As already stated by @Reecaspieces if I can‘t physically sit with a book because I‘m on the move doing other tasks, I am always listening instead. It ALL counts — physical books, e-books or audiobooks. 4w
tournevis @UnidragonFrag I remembered ableism right after pressing send, but got sidelined by dinner 4w
Reecaspieces @CoverToCoverGirl It all counts!! Who cares how you read...as long as you read!!!! 4w
tournevis @Emilymdxn I can barely hold physical books either. An e-reader.is great since you don't have to hold it open. Just lean it on something. I'll say audio-books are not for me, I just block out the sound and no one in my house respects that anyone is listening to something,.ever, but a book is a book is a book 4w
ljuliel This gets on my last nerve. Just like when Kindles first came out and they had a big online debate about them vs books. Good grief. To me, ANY way you take in a book is reading. It takes me longer to listen to a book then read it myself. I don‘t retain quite as much through audio, thus I re-listen on occasion. I‘m glad that people READ. It‘s all that matters. 4w
swynn It's not the same for me, because I seem to process them differently. I have more difficulty following a narrative or argument on audiobook and end up feeling that I didn't really engage properly. I also figure if that's true for me, then the opposite is likely true for someone else. And that's fine. Read the way reading works for you. Cause that's what I'm gonna do. 4w
xicanti Honestly, I think some people who aren‘t auditory learners get grumpy and try to assign their reality to everyone else. I see a lot of, “But it‘s so easy to get distracted when you listen; you can‘t even absorb the information!” from those types. Maybe they can‘t. I can, and so can millions of other people. Plus, as others have pointed out, audiobooks make books accessible to people who can‘t read with their eyes for whatever reason. 4w
mdm139 I think it is because we are taught reading is seeing the words and audiobooks is listening to someone else read. You are not reading unless you are physically looking at words yourself. I personally do not like audio (or ebooks), I am old school (I even love my glasses no contacts for me). But audio is a much needed format for people with disabilities and think audio books need to keep being produced. 4w
FlowerFairy I have a long work commute daily. I keep up with my reading via audiobooks. To me it‘s no different from reading books a loud to children. The same story is being transferred and absorbed. just via ears rather than eyes. 4w
Reecaspieces @ljuliel I say that all the dang time...who cares HOW you read just as long as you read!!! 4w
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which books would be great introductions to magical realism for someone who‘s never read it? #BookTalk

mdm139 The Wishing Thread and The Night Garden by Lisa Van Allen. Plus anything by Sarah Addison Allen 1mo
jmtrivera My introduction to magical realism was Like Water for Chocolate, and I greatly enjoyed it! 1mo
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Crazeedi Susanna Kearsley has written some interesting time warp type novels like this one 1mo
booksandsympathy I agree with Like Water For Chocolate, Garden Spells(and it's sequel First Frost) and Susanna Kearsley books, although with her books I'd start with The Shadowy Horses then read the Slains series(the Firebird is book 2 and one of the main characters in it was in The Shadowy Horses as a child). Also the Alice Hoffman books Green Angel, Green Witch, Practical Magic and its prequel, The Rules of Magic, and The Museum of Extraordinary Things 1mo
LeahBergen Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a master of the form. 1mo
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know the term magical realism until earlier this year, but I e been reading the genre for years. I do love Like Water for Chocolate. And I loved A Million Junes, which I read earlier this year. 1mo
vivastory G.G. Marquez, Ben Okri, Rushdie 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are you expecting to be gifted books this year?! #BookTalk

wordslinger42 Sure am 😊📚📚📚 1mo
veritysalter I have had some great books gifted in the litsy swaps. I‘m not sure if my family will finally get the hint, but I hope so! 1mo
Kaila-ann Hahaha ummm no, my family thinks I have too many books as it is 😳🤣 1mo
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TheSpineView Not this year! My husband says I have too many unread. But I'll use any gift cards for books. 1mo
Lcsmcat Yep. My kids don‘t ask their dad what I want for Christmas. They ask him what _books_ I want% 😀 1mo
SomedayAlmost Happily, I have a sister who gives me a collection of short stories every year. She knows what I like! 1mo
RowReads1 Yup yup! 1mo
vumblereads Yes! I‘m hoping it‘s a collection 😂 (edited) 1mo
Karkar Yes!!! 1mo
Scochrane26 I picked a book out in nov at our book fair for my parents to give me. It‘s signed. 1mo
BookishRedhead Yep. But I doubt I'll get any. 1mo
Jaimelire I hope so! 1mo
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Time@for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: The best film adaptation of a book is...? #BookTalk

Nessavamusic Shawshank Redemption! 1mo
Bookwormjillk I really liked The Martian 1mo
wanderinglynn Gone With the Wind 1mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Shindler‘s List, but I haven‘t read book yet 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Lord of the rings 1mo
Andrew65 @ShelleyBooksie I second Lord of the Rings. 1mo
SheilaChew All the Harry Potter books! The movies look like I imagined. 1mo
dragondrool The Silence of the Lambs. 1mo
TheSpineView Totally LOTR! 1mo
mcctrish Atonement by Ian McEwan 1mo
WJCintron Boy in stripped pajamas & Lovely Bones, both are way better than the books. 🙌 A thing that is rare. I believe books are always better than the movies. But those are great. WORST adaptation by far is Bird Box, Spiderwick, Inkheart, and City of Ember. I'm still trying to get over Bird Box. Such an amazing book. 😭 1mo
BiblioLitten The Martian and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Oh! The Devil Wears Prada. ♥️ 1mo
tournevis Princess Bride. 1mo
wordslinger42 I fourth LOTR 😅 But I also loved North and South! 1mo
KarenUK @mcctrish Totally agree! Atonement is near perfect! 👌 1mo
KarenUK Also love Damage, Call me by your name, A Monster Calls, We need to talk about Kevin and the Keira Knightly Pride & Prejudice... 💕🎥 1mo
ljuliel Wizard of Oz 👠👠 1mo
LapReader The Book Thief movie is better than the book. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Princess Bride, no question 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Did you buy anyone any books for the holidays this year?! #BookTalk

Meghan1 I bought the art teacher I work with a book about women in art. ❤️ 1mo
tournevis Almost everyone gets books this year. 1mo
LapReader Books are the best presents. Both my sisters and my father will get books from me this Xmas. 1mo
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JenReadsAlot My mom and a friend! 1mo
DGRachel Yep! 1mo
Jess861 Most family members get books from me (a couple that aren't really readers don't). The little guy is the one family member who gets the most books. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! Lots of Litsy friends!! 1mo
TK-421 Absolutely! For my mom and a friend 📚📖 1mo
TheSpineView All my grand kids got books!📚📚📚 1mo
Palimpsest Yes 1mo
Lmstraubie Yes, yes, YES! 1mo
Biblionut Myself. 🤭 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes. My dad is a musician so I got him 1mo
Scochrane26 For me? Yes, because I had a couple of coupons. For others? Yes, bought my sister & mom a book. 1mo
KarenUK Yep, Dad and hubby and Litsy friends..... 1mo
webhau1 Yes. I did buy two as gifts that I haven‘t read yet but they were highly recommended “This Tender Land” and “The Dutch House”. I hope they are as good as people say as they are part of my gift to my Mom. 1mo
Jaimelire Well of course I did. 😍 1mo
Peddler410 Always! 1mo
eraderneely Literally the only presents I‘m giving. 1mo
rwmg Book tokens for my mum and my niece 1mo
BookishRedhead I got my boyfriend his very first manga. Parasyste. 1mo
WJCintron Yes! I bought a couple of books for my son @jeannasser 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Who are your favorite South American authors? #BookTalk

Velvetfur Ooh good question - I've only read two so far, Kristen Valdes Quade and Juan Rulfo, but I really want to read more as I loved both of them. I've got some lists saved on my phone notes of other SA authors to check out, also I'm interested to read these replies to see what other people might recommend. Who do YOU recommend, @MrBook ?! 😊 1mo
meagankc21 Zoraida Córdova from Ecuador write excellent ya fantasy 1mo
quirkyreader I like Isabella Allende. 1mo
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Scochrane26 I haven‘t read a wide range yet. I liked Fruit of the Drunken Tree earlier this year (book club) & Like Water for Chocolate. 1mo
umbrellagirl Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1mo
azulaco Isabel Allende, Manuel Puig, Pablo Neruda 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there any authors from the Middle East that you highly recommend? Any particular books? #BookTalk

Scochrane26 I Am Malala, Khaled Hosseini, A Woman is No Man 1mo
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ljuliel Rohinton Mistry , although I think he moved to Canada, he wrote about life in India. I guess that‘s part of the Middle East ? (edited) 1mo
Sisasuku I second Khaled Hosseini ^^ 1mo
LaraS @Scochrane26 @Sisasuku this is a timely discussion - I just started the kite runner and I can‘t put it down! 1mo
LaraS @ljuliel actually the first ones to come to my mind are also authors who have since immigrated to Canada: Kamal Al-Solaylee (Intolerance), Marina Nemat (Prisoner of Tehran), or anything by Anosh Irani 1mo
LaraS This year I read Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, but what stood out for me was hearing Ziya Tong's comment on this book on CanadaReads2019: “one of the most powerful pieces of graffiti I've seen said 'Homes: do you remember when we were still human?'” (edited) 1mo
Sisasuku @ljuliel @LaraS If we include India in the Middle East (really not sure where it ends geographically), I've got another recommendation :) 1mo
ljuliel @Sisasuku I wasn‘t sure if India was included in this area either. I was just guessing. The only other author I can think of from that area that I‘ve read would be Hosseini , who was already named. Great writing ! 1mo
LaraS @Sisasuku @ljuliel good point, my bad, I think India is part of South Asia...? Continents are such a strange, imaginary thing. 🤷‍♀️ And God of Small Things is on my TBR pile, maybe I‘ll pick that one up next! 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Who is a great author from Africa to start reading? #BookTalk

Bookwormjillk Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the first person that comes to my mind, but I will be following this thread for more ideas. 1mo
ljuliel I‘m going to choose Bryce Courtenay , as he was born and raised in Africa in his early years. I think in later years he lived in Australia. I just remember his book being set in Africa. 5⭐️ 1mo
Bookwomble Amos Tutuola - Compelling and nightmarish. 🌳👻🌳 1mo
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vivastory I agree with @Bookwormjillk I think of the following frequently 1mo
sherryvdh Helen Oyeyemi, Lauren Beukes, Trevor Noah, Yaa Gyasi 1mo
Scochrane26 I agree with @Bookwormjillk . I also loved Yaa Gyasi‘s Homegoing & Trevor Noah. 1mo
xicanti I haven‘t seen Marguerite Abouet mentioned yet. She creates excellent slice of life comics about her native Côte d‘Ivoire. 1mo
Texreader Probably not what you‘re thinking, but of course, Tolkien (born in South Africa) and Wilbur Smith (born in Rhodesia, now Zambia, where my husband spent half his childhood). 1mo
rwmg Apuleius, Augustine, Constantine Cavafy 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Outside of your house, do you have a specific favorite reading spot?

Mine is circled. This is Belvedere Castle in #NYC‘s Central Park, and I spent many hours reading (and napping 😴 🙈😆) right there.

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jb72 It looks divine! 1mo
megzlynn We camp a lot so my favorite reading spot has always been by a campfire. I also just love reading in the woods in general. Which is why I named my blog Reading in the Wildwood. 1mo
CaitZ I have a park about a block away from me that's not usually crowded. I love to go there and read. 1mo
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Shvonne The beach. 1mo
dragondrool In a moving vehicle. 1mo
meagankc21 I love reading at the beach 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Would you contribute a short story to a collection/anthology if asked? What kind would you write? #BookTalk

ljuliel Yes. I‘ve never been at a loss for words. I‘d write one about a Crotchety Old Lady .Let‘s just say she wouldn‘t fit the Cozy Mystery genre . 🤨 1mo
jb72 Yes I would. Maybe a poem or short story based on me old lady humor. 😂 1mo
teebe Yes, probably horror. 1mo
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lele1432 Yep, probably something based on a real life experience with a side of social criticism 😏 1mo
wordslinger42 Yes! I would write fantasy! 1mo
xicanti I‘ve contributed to multiple fantasy anthologies and magazines, plus one erotica anthology. 1mo
TK-421 I would! Probably fantasy 1mo
LauraJ Sure. Dark comedy. 1mo
LauraJ @jb72 I‘d read that! 1mo
LauraJ @ljuliel sounds like a winner! 1mo
Gissy Mystery/thriller/suspense 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m going to be the voice of dissent and say, “Nope!” 🤣 1mo
meagankc21 I've actually contributed to a couple of anthologies for z publishing house. One was regular fiction and the other was fantasy 1mo
WJCintron Definitely a horror! 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: What are your bookish New Years resolutions for 2020?! Are you going to make any new decade resolutions as well?! #BookTalk

Mdargusch The same as last year- use the library more and read the books I already own. 1mo
mdm139 Goodreads goal of 100 books and read all of Willa cather‘s works 1mo
MamaGina I‘m not going to keep track of my reading—no goodreads or book journal—and I‘m going to drastically limit my book purchases and use my library more🤓 1mo
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Sydneyreads Actually hit my Goodreads goal 😅😅 I didn‘t do so hot this year. 1mo
Biblionut I‘m going to do less challenges and lower my Goodreads challenge and try to just enjoy everything I read and not stress the numbers. 1mo
ljuliel Book Goals 📚 Use ONLY my library. Use a new journal so I know how many blasted books I‘ve read in a year. I have no clue how many books I‘ve read in 2019. Complete the USA challenge. PERSONAL GOALS: No more 🥞🥓🍟🍔🌭🍕🍧🥧🍦🍨🧁🍰🎂🍮🍭🍬🍫🍿🍩🍪🥤NO MORE⚠️❗️💔⚔️🔪💣🪓🔫. Hope not ⚰️🩺💊💉🩸🦠🧫🧪🌡 POSITIVELY 🚽🚰🛁🚿🧼🛏🛋HOPE more 💵💴💶💸💰ENJOY MORE 🎑🌄🌅🎇🏝NO🚁🛸🚀✈️🚨🚔🚑🚒🏎. Maybe 🧩🎳🎯🎲🎼🎧🎪PROBABLY NOT 🥇🥈🥉🏆🏅🎖🏌🏼‍♂️⛹🏻‍♀️ 1mo
ljuliel ⭐️⭐️⭐️PS- I‘ve been on the planet almost 62 years and have yet to succeed in any resolutions. So ignore all the above. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (edited) 1mo
LibrarianRyan None. 1mo
Jaimelire Read whatever I like, whenever I like....so pretty much what I have been doing my whole life😉 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you have a favorite place you like books set? A go-to probably-will-enjoy kind of setting? For me, it‘s #NYC. A bit biased about that 😉. It‘s also easy to come by since it‘s a hugely popular spot for authors. #BookTalk

Scochrane26 I love Ireland, England, & Scotland 1mo
Amiable I have a fascination with books set in India 1mo
Jerdencon I don‘t think I have a specific setting i look for - but I tend to be drawn to books set in NYC and England 1mo
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ljuliel Southern USA. They have some terrific writers in that neck of the woods. 1mo
Karisa I have a setting I've started to avoid... WWII. Many great books set around the event. Just sooo many books set in that period. I've been taking a break. 1mo
Kappadeemom I love Southern lit, but I‘m biased 😜 1mo
Biblionut Paris 1mo
TheSpineView Scotland 1mo
CoffeeAndABook NYC and San Francisco!! 🗽🌁 1mo
KarenUK Places... Oxford, London, California..... locations, I love books set at colleges or Universities... 1mo
mdm139 WWII books and books set in the west 1mo
FlowerFairy England, Scotland, Ireland and the Deep South USA (because it‘s home). 1mo
Rachel.Rencher I like any setting so long as it's described well 😁 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which is the longest book you‘ve read this year? #BookTalk

Amiable 1,120 pages 1mo
Gissy The Chestnut Man in Spanish 530 pages. Not that long as @Amiable 1mo
Emilymdxn Les mis. Possibly the longest book of my life so far 1mo
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ljuliel Drawing another blank. I‘ve had a pretty low ranking for amount read this year . I‘m guessing the biggest book might have been around 400 pages ? Just a guess. (edited) 1mo
lele1432 Hmmm probably Nos4A2. Not too long though (edited) 1mo
JacqMac Technically I‘m not finished yet, but hopefully by the end of December. Lol 1152 pages. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Probably 1mo
Stacypatrice The Stand 💜 1mo
Karkar The Stand - but I love it!! 1mo
shadowspeak17 The Wise Man‘s Fear 1mo
Forgetmenot2 The Goldfinch 1mo
xicanti WORDS OF RADIANCE by Brandon Sanderson. At 1310 pages, it‘s also the third-longest book I‘ve ever read. 1mo
Sargar114 This year it was the clockmakers daughter and it was a solid meh (edited) 1mo
Smarkies I learnt a whole lot about New York with this one. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Are there are any books being published in 2020 that you already know about and are looking forward to reading? #BookTalk

Andrew65 Has to be the long awaited third book in the Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss which will be published in August. The Doors of Stone. 1mo
Andrew65 I also always look forward to the new book in the Roy Grace Series which is published every May. 1mo
ReadingDownUnder I just read Dreamland which is being published in January and it was great! 1mo
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mdm139 The new Outlander 1mo
JamieArc Sue Monk Kidd is coming out with a new historical fiction. I love her books, so I‘m looking forward to it. 1mo
tournevis Élisabeth Vonarburg is due. 1mo
Patchshank And On the Bright Side: The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 Years Old. Those are the only ones I know of so far. 1mo
ljuliel The same author who wrote News of the World. I hope this is as good ! (edited) 1mo
ShelleyBooksie 2 - the follow.up to A Curse so dark and lonley and book 2 in the slayer series. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which is the last book you read that you rated 5 out of 5 stars? #BookTalk

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JacqMac Just added Moon of the Crusted Snow to my wishlist! (edited) 1mo
ShelleyBooksie The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah 1mo
LibrarianRyan I haven‘t posted the review yet as I just read it today. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! The third part of a three-question series, getting progressively more difficult, lol. Here it is:

Which book has been your favorite read during the 21st Century?!

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JanuarieTimewalker13 @AmyG I have a feeling it will be the same for me, once I read it. For now, I‘d have to say 1mo
AmyG @JanuarieTimewalker13 Still an excellent book. Turned me into a huge Boyne fan. 1mo
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SW-T Hard question, but I‘ll go with 1mo
TiredLibrarian I couldn't even answer yesterday's question! Is the next question about the best book of your lifetime? 🤯😉 1mo
wordslinger42 Lord of the Rings would be my favorite and the most meaningful to me! 1mo
tournevis The Logogryph. Not even a moment or doubt. 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl You just made this happen 🤯🤯🤯 lol.. impossible to answer and that‘s my finale answer! (edited) 1mo
BookishRedhead The Hobbit and the Stalking Jack the Ripper series 1mo
Lizpixie The Night Circus! (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @MrBook You are playing with people‘s heads and making them explode, including mine. 😂😂😱🤪😝😣🤯🤯🤯🤯😈 Oh so difficult to chose a top 20, let alone one. 1mo
Andrew65 @Lizpixie This one would figure highly. 1mo
MrBook @Andrew65 😂👏🏻👏🏻🍻 1mo
ljuliel I think I‘d have to divide them into categories, because I‘ve read lots of books that were excellent reads, but it all depends on what I‘m in the mood to read, and whether I‘m reading nonfiction or fiction. Serious or funny. Something with a life lesson, or one where I don‘t learn much but it kept me entertained. This answer would change often. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: The second of three questions is: Which has been your favorite read of the 2010s?! #BookTalk

DGRachel I can‘t even pick a single favorite for one year. There‘s no way I can pick one for the entire decade! 1mo
TheSpineView It is between The Way of Kings, The Night Circus, The Graveyard Book, Station Eleven, and The Wise Man's Fear 1mo
Emilymdxn If I had to narrow it down to one fiction and one non fiction (if we‘re taking it to mean books published in this decade not books I read in this decade?). Fiction The Overstory, non fiction This Changes Everything or No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein - I just can‘t choose between them! Those books all changed my life so much 1mo
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Bklover Ummm.... what‘s yours, dear friend!? 1mo
Andrew65 Wow! What a question! The Night Circus, The Shadow of the Wind, The Light Between Oceans, The Absolutist, The Assassin‘s Apprentice, The Storm Sister, A Man Called Ove, Baking Cakes in Kigali, The Roy Grace Series, The Rebus Series, The Shetland Series, Myron Bolitar Series, A Gentleman in Moscow, The Pillars of the Earth, Black Order (James Rollins), Library of the Dead, Long Time Coming And sure missed a stack or two out! 1mo
melissajayne Crime and Punishment. I realize it‘s a hefty book, but it‘s so good!!! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a really hard question! My answer.. N/A 🙈🤷‍♀️ 1mo
TiredLibrarian I need to think about this. Not sure I can pick just one! 1mo
Kimberlone The Goldfinch is up there but I really need to spend some time actually thinking about my top reads of the decade... 1mo
BookishRedhead Between Battle Royale and Perks of Being a wallflower. Both are amazing and gave me different feelings 1mo
wordslinger42 This is one of my favorites! 1mo
MrBook @Bklover , that‘s a great question. I‘ve only started keeping decent track of my read books since ~2014, so almost half the decade is awash in blurred memory 🙈. One of the most impactful has been Susan Wise Bauer‘s world history series, of which three have been written which take the reader up through the Fall of Constantinople. 😊 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! This is a three-parter over the course of three days, so here‘s the the first one:

I know we still have a couple weeks to go before 2020, but what‘s been your favorite read of 2019?!

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Andrew65 Read 258 books so far so quite difficult to choose just one book so possibly going to go for a series and chose the Maeve Kerrigan Series by Jane Casey, really Loved Reading this whole series this year. The tagged book is the first book in the series. 2mo
ljuliel I‘m not organized so don‘t remember them all. The one that really sticks in my mind is 2mo
TiredLibrarian This one was excellent. I'll be pushing it on everyone once it's released. 2mo
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ljuliel @TiredLibrarian Wow, that sounds fascinating ! What are the chances that so many kids would end up with the same illness ? That‘s the same author who wrote about the Long Island serial killer. 2mo
TiredLibrarian @ljuliel Yes; that's one reason I was eager to read it, because I liked Lost Girls so much. The new one's quite different but as with Lost Girls, he's able to tell a complex story without casting judgments or making people into stereotypes. I found it fascinating. 2mo
Eggbeater It was actually published at the end of 2018, so I don't know if it counts. 2mo
Scochrane26 This is a difficult question. Out of the non-serious, lighter reads, I would pick Red, White, & Royal Blue. From more literary reads, I think Shout. Nonfiction, prob What You‘re Getting Wrong About Appalachia. 2mo
BookishRedhead Between The Institude and Teeth In The Mist 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Would you rather work at a bookstore or a library? #BookTalk

wanderinglynn Bookstore! Because I dream of opening a bookstore bar. 2mo
Karisa Library! I'd keep more of my paycheck that way! 2mo
tournevis Library 2mo
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Scochrane26 Library 2mo
AmyG Bookstore 2mo
BethM Library. Better hours than retail. 2mo
IndoorDame Library! I‘d love to work at a library! 2mo
Jaimelire Library 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks Library 2mo
cwarnier Library 2mo
mdm139 Either would do. But my entire paycheck would go to books if I worked at a book store so the library would be better. I would love to work at a used bookstore if it was close to home though. 2mo
TheSpineView Both sound good! But I think the library ultimately because it is less commercial. 2mo
RowReads1 Depends on the bookstore. Other wise library. 2mo
ljuliel I‘d like to work at Audible to see what goes on behind the scenes of audiobooks. And maybe meet some narrators ! 2mo
LibrarianRyan In a library you are not pressured to make sales like you are in a bookstore. But on the flip side in the library you are much more at the mercy of a voting tax paying public, many who believe that there is no need for a library if you have a bookstore, little free libraries, and/or google. Those people suck, but they are also who tend to get seats on elected library boards. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading Definitely the library! 2mo
erinachu Bookstore! :) 2mo
rwmg A library so that my babies come back to me 2mo
Sharpeipup Library 2mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy Probably a library so I wouldn't spend all of my paycheck 😂 However, and indie bookstore would be an amazing place to work 😁 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve worked at a bookstore going on 15 years and hoping for at lest another 15 years! 📖 2mo
wordslinger42 Bookstore! I love my library also and use it frequently so all of my money doesn't 💸, but I do love getting books for keeps! 2mo
Peddler410 I‘ve done both. Each has it‘s pros and cons. 1mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Whose opinions do you value regarding book recommendations? #BookTalk

TheHeartlandBookFairy Fellow Littens 😁 Librarians 😁 2mo
ljuliel There‘s a couple people in here whose reading taste is very close to mine, so I‘d go with them first I think. I also read TONS of Amazon reviews. I know some folks think they‘re fake, or they‘re “ doctored” in some way to make a book sound better than it is, but I‘ve had pretty good luck doing that. Sometimes, if there are no reviews, I go with my gut. 2mo
vivastory Other Littens with similar tastes, Kirkus Reviews, Lithub, Crime Reads, Tor 2mo
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LauraJ Friends and other Littens. 2mo
AsYouWish Fellow Littens and sometimes Goodreads reviews. Also co workers, who are also big readers 2mo
Angeles NPR and Litsy reviews. My friends have different book tastes and Goodreads is unreliable from my experience 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Friends who read a lot, and other Littens. 2mo
raeintheworld Liberty at Book Riot. 2mo
FlowerFairy Litsy reviews and my children‘s godmother who always knows the very best books to read. 😁 2mo
Crazeedi Littens, my daughter, and my gut 2mo
Melwilk @raeintheworld I agree with you. If Liberty says a book is good, then I am interested. Otherwise, I follow my gut. 2mo
TheSpineView Of course Littens! Also a few friends and my hairdresser that reads the same genres I do. 2mo
booksandsympathy Littens, a couple of people I follow on YouTube, my sister, my best friend, my husband. 2mo
Bookish.SAM My friend‘s wife is the only person in my life who reads as much as me, so when we get together we talk books... We‘ve discovered that we have nearly opposite taste in books but still love to chat about them, so our recommendations have become “I hated this, so I think you should check it out.” 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ it tends to work. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you tend to wait for books to come out in paperback before purchasing them? #BookTalk

Crazeedi If I plan on purchasing a book, I do prefer the paperback for the price and easier for me to read laying in bed! Lol 😅😉 2mo
Moonprismpower Either work for me. But price wise the paperback is better. However it depends on if the hardcover has a hidden design on the actual book binding, then I will buy hardcover. 2mo
Slajaunie I usually go for paperback because of price unless it is one I just can‘t wait. 2mo
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BookNAround Yes, I usually wait. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There are my auto buy authors that I want hardcovers for... Beatriz Williams, Greg Iles, Jodi Picoult, and Fiona Davis. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 100% Hardcovers are too expensive, and awkward to hold. 2mo
tournevis I wait for them to come out on ebook. In French, it can take a while. 2mo
erinachu I buy whatever book interests me at whatever time I see it. Though I am reluctant to shell out the extra money for hardcovers. 2mo
rwmg My wishlist is so long it takes nearly a year for a book to get to the top, by which time the paperback or ebook is available 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Depends on the book. My favourite authors that I collect - no, I get the hardcover. 2mo
ravenlee I buy paperbacks almost exclusively. They‘re easier to hold, take less space on the shelf, and cost less. I buy hardcovers occasionally, but they have to be the right price. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you read Holiday Season books during the Holiday Season? Got any favorites? #BookTalk

Crazeedi Normally I'm don't do seasonal reads, but I'm trying to read a few holiday themed ones since I'm doing the winter games challenge. I don't have seasonal books and I am so eclectic when choosing my next book I dont like to be penned in to certain ones!! 2mo
TheSpineView I am like @Crazeedi I normally don't but this holiday that is about all I am reading. Blame it on Litsy!🤣 2mo
annahenke Absolutely! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No, not usually... 2mo
wordslinger42 I always read a stack of holiday favorites and this is one that I make sure to read every year. The story is wonderful, and the illustrations are beautifully done and so intricate! 2mo
maich I read them😊 I have them on my TBR for December and January but still haven't started because I got 2 ARC and want to read them... I love romance and most of the Christmas stories are romance. So I haven't problem with them. 2mo
Crazeedi @TheSpineView 😉 yes we can blame many things on litsy, hehehe!! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie I love holiday reads. So far this year the fav for me as been The Christmas Train by David Baldacchi. 2mo
Lcsmcat I read A Christmas Carol and A Child‘s Christmas in Wales every year. (Sometimes we read them out loud to each other.) Otherwise I usually read whatever I normally would. 2mo
tournevis Nope. Too many books, too little time. 2mo
ljuliel Nope, I read whatever , whenever. 2mo
jb72 I try to read A Christmas Carol each year. It makes the movies that much better too. I love the book and all the varieties of the movies. 2mo
Stacypatrice No - I can‘t read Christmas books or watch Christmas movies .... they are too sappy. Sappy makes me want to puke 🤢 I have a lovely holiday spirit, don‘t I? 2mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy Yes, I do enjoy reading them. It seems many of them fall along the same plot lines and I try to avoid those and look for something more unique when it all possible. 2mo
rwmg I don't read it every year, more like every 2 or 3 years. The book works like an advent calendar with one chapter for each day. 2mo
xicanti A love a good holiday romance, especially if one of the characters is a total grinch and the other helps them discover the magic of the holiday season. 2mo
LauraJ I‘m with @Stacypatrice! Bah Humbug! 2mo
Aloisi_tribe I don‘t like a lot of holiday reads but I read Truman Capote‘s Christmas stories and listen to Neil Gaiman‘s rendition of A Christmas Carol every year. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being lowest and 5 being highest, how often do you read biographies (not autobiographies or memoirs), and do you have a favorite bio sub-genre (like presidents or music artists or sports figures)? #BookTalk

TheSpineView I am a zero. Just don't read them ever! I cringe thinking about it! 2mo
tournevis Zero. I only read them, as well as autobiographies and memors, if I need to for research. Otherwise, I avoid at all cost. 2mo
ljuliel I prefer memoirs, but I‘ve read some REALLY good biographies. Unbroken , Team of Rivals , Destiny of the Republic , Tuesdays With Morrie , Archie and Amelie.........the list could go on , but yes, I like biographies. 2mo
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rwmg I suppose I'm somewhere between a 1 and a 2. I read them occasionally but they are not a genre I go out looking for 2mo
Crazeedi When I was young I read a whole series of biographies my library had. And I fell in live with reading them. They have to be well written though. There are some I've read that are just too dry... but I live reading them 2mo
TiredLibrarian Probably a 3? I like rock musician bios (although I've read way more memoirs than bios), Tudor era bios, and the just plain quirky (like Ghosty Men, the story of the hoarding Collyer brothers).
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CoverToCoverGirl I like biographies on royal families, especially the British royal family or other types of historical people. I have an odd quirk, I prefer to read only about people who were born before 1900 and I can‘t explain why. 🤷‍♀️ I just finished an amazing biography (edited) 2mo
KarenUK Zero too! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
DGRachel Probably a 1, but I have several on my bookshelf. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1.... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
megnews Zero 2mo
BookishRedhead 3. Even though I prefer to read from the real people, I do enjoy biographies, favourites are Royal Family and women in Rock. 2mo
LeahBergen Frequently! My faves are author biographies and royal biographies. 😄 2mo
vivastory Zero 2mo
EadieB @MrBook Probably a 1 for me. I've read a biography of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Madeline Albright. So I guess you could say that I like political biographies. 2mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: When you read a book set in a particular place, do you engage in some of that culture, like the food and music for example? #BookTalk

Gissy Yes! 2mo
Emilymdxn More often ill read a book and that will make me want to do something else cultural but I normally do it after the book is done just cause timings! 2mo
TheSpineView If I am not familiar with the place I will look at the location on a map. Also, I look for pics of the location. 2mo
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mdm139 Usually the food. Like if linguine is mentioned in the book I have to have it too. 2mo
ljuliel I‘ll second @TheSpineView I do the same, usually look up photos to see scenery or people the book is about. 2mo
Reagan Sometimes but usually specific to non-fiction. I was super into orchids when I read The Orchid Thief, things like that. 2mo
TheSpineView @ljuliel I love seeing pictures of places I have never been! 2mo
TiredLibrarian @TheSpineView Same; I love to look up the places on maps and in photos. Sometimes I listen to music from that time and place too.
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Sharpeipup Sometimes 2mo
rwmg If I can, I will get local food. I often listen to any music mentioned in the book. 2mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy For me, it's usually a food thing 😁 But even more frequently, I'll find myself talking differently lol 😂 Using phrases that are frequently used in the book or speaking with an accent. French, Spanish, British, etc. I find it hysterical that I pick this up from books 😂 2mo
TheSpineView @TiredLibrarian Hadn't thought about period music. I'll have to next time I get curious.😊 2mo
CaseyLea I always try to listen to a song if it‘s mentioned. One of the last books I read contained an old bit of English folklore in it and I found myself researching it for ages online! 2mo
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