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Ducks, Newburyport
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
Latticing one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the bedroom rituals of 'happy couples', Weapons of Mass Destruction, and how to hatch an abandoned wood pigeon egg. Is there some trick to surviving survivalists? School shootings? Medical debts? Franks 'n' beans? A scorching indictment of America's barbarity, past and present, and a lament for the way we are sleepwalking into environmental disaster, Ducks, Newburyport is a heresy, a wonder - and a revolution in the novel.
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AnneCecilie
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I completely forgot my #WeeklyForcast yesterday, so here it is.
Surprise, surprise, I‘m still reading Ducks 🦆 and will do so also this week. Now I‘m at the halfway point.
I‘m still listening to Educated too.
So same, same as previous weeks

Kalalalatja I‘m so impressed you are reading this! How do you like it, so far? 😊 4d
Cinfhen Good for you !! Going strong 💪🏽 4d
Emilymdxn Great progress! I found I loved ducks when I could stop thinking about how much longer I had to go but it‘s so hard not to notice and think ‘this is soooo long‘ 4d
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AnneCecilie @Kalalalatja I‘m enjoying it, and I find that the more I read, the more I enjoy it. 4d
AnneCecilie @Emilymdxn I try not to think about the pages too much, but being halfway is an accomplishment in its own right. (edited) 4d
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen thanks 😊 4d
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Leftcoastzen
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Snack time! #MrBook1inamillion #24b4monday Back to massive 🦆🦆#readathon #litsypartyofone
Tillamook extra sharp cheddar with Trader Joe‘s crackers. @MrBook

MrBook Mmmm, Tillamook. 😋 6d
Lynnsoprano Oh, Tillamook is so good! Hubby has been to Tillamook, and says it‘s as beautiful as the cheese is good. 6d
Hooked_on_books Up until April, I lived about an hour from the Tillamook cheese factory. Two words: free samples. 🤤🧀🧀🧀 6d
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Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books My work took me thru there occasionally,I‘d try to time it to grab some free samples or ice cream! 6d
Leftcoastzen @Lynnsoprano I used to get up there occasionally, lovely area and terrific cheese. 6d
Hooked_on_books Yes the ice cream! It‘s good from the stores but so much better at the factory. 6d
Andrew65 Looks great. 😊 5d
Liz_M Good use of a readathon! Also love the yellow-duck color of your cheese. 🐤 5d
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squirrelbrain
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I finally did it!

This wavered towards a so-so about 3/4 of the way through....but picked itself up again for the last 150 pages, when all of the disparate threads came together.

I actually enjoyed the unusual approach (no sentences or paragraphs) and the ‘stream of consciousness‘ style, but it‘s definitely not a book you can read in one go - you need to read it in chunks. I just wish it had been a 700 page book rather than 1000 pages...

Sace No sentences or paragraphs? Wow. I'm not sure I could read that. 6d
BarbaraBB Well done. I‘m not sure I‘ll ever read it! 6d
Ruthiella Congratulations! That‘s an achievement!😀 6d
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Hooked_on_books Good on you! I know this one isn‘t for me, so I won‘t even try it, but it‘s great that you enjoyed it in the end. 6d
Kalalalatja I‘m so impressed by everyone reading this! Well done 👏👏 5d
Caroline2 Wheyyy! Well done. Yes, this looks like the sort of book that could have done with some editing. Sounds good tho. 👍 4d
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jveezer
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My favorite Disney movie combined with my least favorite president? I need this on a T-shirt.

LauraBeth 😹😹 6d
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AnneCecilie
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#BookReport

I‘ve read 270p in Ducks, and is now at 451p. The more I read in this novel, the more I love it. The protagonist‘s thoughts are really interesting and takes you all over the place from making pies and cinnamon buns, to musicals to school shootings and other shootings.

I‘ve listened to 2hrs of Educated and is now at 5hrs 38min. The more I listen the more shocked I get over Tara‘s childhood.

Cinfhen Your #BookReport is actually making me want to pick Ducks back up!! And I bet Educated is good on audio. Her childhood is 🍌👖 6d
LauraBeth I read Ducks and really liked it! 6d
Scochrane26 I saw Ducks at the bookstore the other day, & it‘s huge. I knew it was, but seeing it w/ other books made me realize the size. I listened to about 2 hrs of Educated & will start over w/ physical copy soon. I‘m not sure I get yet what all the shock is about. Maybe I haven‘t gotten far enough in. 6d
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AnneCecilie @Scochrane26 She‘s living with an extremely religious father and basically everything is forbidden. Visiting the hospital when needed is something they try to avoid even when they are in car accidents and have work incidents where they hit their head. One of her brothers physically abuse on at least two occasions. They don‘t attend school. To me this is all very shocking and completely different from my own childhood. (edited) 6d
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m happy if I can convince you to try out Ducks. It‘s an experience. So far I‘m enjoying the audio experience of Educated. This is the second book I‘ve listened to on audio so can‘t really say if it‘s good or not. I so agree with you on Tara‘s childhood. 6d
AnneCecilie @LauraBeth I‘m so enjoying reading it. 6d
Scochrane26 @AnneCecilie I agree it‘s very weird & obviously, dad is mentally ill. I haven‘t gotten to the abuse yet. I think I‘m less shocked right now because I‘ve heard so much about it that my expectations of crazy are too high. I also work w/ traumatized kids, although I haven‘t encountered the no doctors, off the grid situation. I‘m still interested in it, just didn‘t have time to finish audio & have physical on hold. 6d
Sace I'm afraid of Ducks because of the size, but the posts I'm seeing about it are all have interesting things to say about it so part of me wants to try it. 6d
AnneCecilie @Sace I would absolutely give this book a chance. I love chunksters so was not scared by its seize and then I saw all the positive reviews (edited) 6d
AnneCecilie @Scochrane26 I don‘t live in the US so this book hasn‘t gotten as much attention where I live. So I wasn‘t quite sure what to expect. If hadn‘t been for Litsy I‘m not sure I ever would have picked it up. 6d
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AnneCecilie
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Book and snacks for #LitsyPartyOfOne As you can see I‘ve already eaten most of the chocolate covered marzipan.
#MrBook1InAMillion #24B4Monday

Lynnsoprano I would too! 😘 6d
jb72 Yum 😋 I love chocolate! I ate half my m&ms last night. 6d
MrBook Aww, heck yeah! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻☺️🤗 6d
AnneCecilie @Lynnsoprano @jb72 @MrBook So happy to have found others chocolate lovers. 6d
Andrew65 😂😂😂 6d
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PatriciaU
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It‘s books like this one that drive me to my e-reader. My old hands can‘t hold this monster and it is just uncomfortable to read. The story, however, is magnificent!

RachelO Yep. Safe to say, I‘d NEVER get through it in print. Not sure I will in ebook either, but I plan to give it a go sometime. 6d
Tamra Agreed, it‘s so uncomfortable to read chunksters on paper. 6d
Sace The photo alone makes my wrists hurt! 6d
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Lindy I have trouble with my wrists, so I have a strategy for chunksters: they live on my table during reading and all I need to do is turn the pages. No curling up on the couch or reading in bed with The Crimson Petal and the White or 6d
robinb 😳😳😳 6d
8little_paws My library has an ebook version through hoopla. I'm definitely reading it during my maternity leave this winter!! 6d
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AnneCecilie
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I think this is the first time I‘ve encountered Tater Tots in a book and it feels quite fitting when it‘s the weekend we celebrate Litsy‘s very own tater tots king @MrBook

Lindy 🍟👀👌 6d
Tex2Flo I thought of @MrBook immediately, too!! 6d
MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 This is a must-read for me now 😎! #TATERTOTS!!! 6d
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AnneCecilie
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann

and that‘s what‘s stuck, the fact that negative stuff sticks much better than positive stuff, for some reason

p 399

Texreader That‘s a sad truth isn‘t it? 6d
AnneCecilie @Texreader Yes, it‘s. Just imagine it being the other way around. 6d
Emilymdxn So true. This writer is so good at putting her finger on stuff like that 6d
AnneCecilie @Emilymdxn At times I want to quote entire passages because she‘s so spot on. 6d
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Leftcoastzen
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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#MrBook1inamillion #24b4monday Snacks for the #readathon I put the extra Halloween candy away since I‘ve been eating too much of it since Halloween!
#litsypartyofone Maybe some pickles and Kalamata olives too! Not all at once though.🤢 @MrBook

MrBook Ooooh! 🤤🤤🤤 7d
Tamra I‘m not an ice cream gal, except for mint and that looks soooo good! 7d
Andrew65 Love mint choc chip ice cream. 😋 6d
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Leftcoastzen @Tamra it‘s super good ! Full on calories though. 6d
vivastory I need to touch base with you regarding the NYRB discussion this month. Are you on Goodreads? 6d
Leftcoastzen @Andrew65 It‘s very refreshing.It‘s always ice cream weather in Az.86 degrees yesterday.😡 6d
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jveezer
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The fact that it took me three weeks but I finished, the fact that this book is amazing and you should read it, the fact that it is still time for men to shut up, especially about its length, but also about guns, the fact that Man Up and put the Guns Down...

squirrelbrain The fact that I love your review.... the fact that I‘m nearly 3/4 of the way through.... 2w
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AnneCecilie
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#WeeklyForcast

Over the next week, I‘ll continue my reading of Ducks, and hopefully get in some listening to of Educated.

Cinfhen I fee like you‘ll be busy with Ducks for a while 😂🦆 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Probably 😉 but over the next, I will at least have more time to read after work 2w
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AnneCecilie
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#BookReport
This week I‘ve been to the movies twice, I saw Judy and a Spanish movie w Antonio Banderas & Penelope Cruz. Then I‘ve spent time watching Fischer Chess on the TV. There‘s been chess fever in Norway ever since Magnus Carlson won his first world championship title in 2013. It was rest day on Wednesday.

So I‘ve read 40p in the tagged book and is now on p180. I‘m really enjoying it so far and the thoughts that‘s put forward.
⬇️

AnneCecilie I‘ve read Dumbo and loved that. I love the movie and the book was definitely for fans of the movie. I‘ve listened to 2hrs of Educated and am now at 3 hrs 18 min, and I find Tara‘s childhood interesting and completely different from mind. I completely forgot this in my weekly forecast, it probably tells a lot about how used I‘m to audio. #NFNov 2w
AceOnRoam I really loved Ducks, glad you're enjoying it too. 2w
Cinfhen Great week of reading!!! 2w
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AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 but I usually read more than 40 p in a week, hopefully next week will be better. 2w
AnneCecilie @AceOnRoam Everyone seems to love this. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m including audio in your reading!! 2w
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GatheringBooks
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#GratefulReads Day 3: This is one book #Over500Pages that I am determined to get to, once I get my hands on a copy.

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
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AnneCecilie
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I‘m #LookingForwardToReading my tbr. I‘ve signed up for #NFNov so there‘s mostly non-fiction but I also have some library books to read.

In addition to the pictured books, I‘m also reading the tagged book. And there‘s still plenty to be read in that with 850p left.

#GratefulReads

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
rsteve388 Cool 1 pt 2w
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ClairesReads
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October was my return to reading month after a dark spell of not reading, and gosh it was glorious. Four of my fave books of the year (Ducks, Girl Woman Other, Ghost Wall, and The Nickel Boys) Yassssss

Redwritinghood A great month! 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen Welcome back!!! And I love the montage ♥️📚👍🏽 2w
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Redheadrambles That‘s great your back ! 2w
ClairesReads @Redwritinghood it really was Jerrie- so good to be back in the zone 2w
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles it‘s so good- the great reading funk of 2019 was not good! 2w
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AnneCecilie
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The protagonist‘s thoughts on guns and gun control. So this entire page, but especially the underlined lines. These numbers, I‘m speechless

Again, as a Norwegian I have a hard time to understand American gun control laws.

Scochrane26 As an American with a father who owns guns for hunting, I also have a hard time understanding our gun laws & people‘s obsession w/ them. Not ones for hunting because I know a lot of people who hunt, but for any other purpose. 2w
LapReader As an Australian I don‘t get it either. How many people have to die before the laws are changed? 2w
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AnneCecilie
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This is such a great idea @Cinfhen

I‘m a day late, but here‘s my #WeeklyForcast.
I‘m going to read more in the tagged book. I‘m only 140p into this mammoth
On Friday Lauren on “Lauren and the Books” over on YouTube, is hosting Cozy Reading Night. For some of that time I‘ll either read a comic or the Dumbo book I bought earlier this year. I‘ll see where my moods take my on the day.

Samplergal I‘m taking this as my only book on a week long trip. 😳. I really want to get into this. All other obligations are finished for the month. 3w
AnneCecilie @Samplergal That sounds like a good idea. Unfortunately I don‘t have that opportunity, and I‘m not sure if I should take small breaks during my read or not. I find it quite intense to read all those pages without punctuation and only commas. 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve thought about trying this on audio?? Is it out in audio?? It‘s probably well over 40 hours!! Im so on the fence with this book. I‘ll be watching for your #BookReport 2w
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LauraJ Love your Paddington bookmark! 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I have no idea if it‘s out on audio. From the reviews it seems like most has read the physical book or an e-book. It definitely has some interesting thoughts so far and I‘m only 150 p in. 2w
Cinfhen I can‘t find any audio!!! I own the book but im not in the right headspace for it. 2w
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jveezer
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Is this true? If so, BRILLIANT! Also, how can I spin around the sun 50+ times and not know? 🤔

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squirrelbrain
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I don‘t usually plan my reads too much, but here goes with my first #weeklyforecast....

Ducks is a given as I‘m not halfway through yet and it needs to go back to the library in less than 2 weeks. I‘ve been trying to read one a week of my Penguin Moderns but fell behind - these two will bring me back up to speed.

As for Kindle reading on the train - recommendations? I can see a few I might try in #nonfictionnovember but otherwise... help!

rachelm Seven husbands!!!! 3w
Librarybelle I second Seven Husbands! The Hangman‘s Daughter was good. The Hunting Party I liked overall, but it‘s a definite you either like it or you don‘t book. 3w
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on Ducks ! I‘m a bit uncertain 🤷🏻‍♀️ to read , or not to read (edited) 3w
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Cinfhen I see a few I‘d like to read from your kindle selection/ how about 3w
squirrelbrain I might try Seven Husbands then @rachelm @Librarybelle...... 3w
squirrelbrain I have that one in hard copy too @Cinfhen. Of course I do, why not have two versions of one book, neither of which I‘ve read?! 3w
squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts - I‘m enjoying it more than I thought I would, but I worry it might get a bit ‘samey‘ soon.... 3w
Cinfhen When my kids were little they used to say two lollipops are better than one!! That‘s why God gave them two hands 🍭🍭#Logic so why not have two copies of the same book???? (edited) 3w
TrishB Loved The Great Believers 👍🏻 3w
Caroline2 Ohhh let me know if ya fancy a Romanov readalong for non fiction Nov!! 😀 👍 2w
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 I‘m a bit scared due to the size of it, but if we don‘t do it in #nfnov when will we ever?! Shall we do it #looseygoosey style or shall we set some chapters each week? 2w
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I know what you mean, I‘ve had it for over 3years now and it‘s always the size of it that puts me off. 😟 but yeahhh, let‘s dive in loosely-goosey styley and if it takes us a few months then hey hoo! 😉 2w
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AnneCecilie
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After a little nap (3 hrs) and dinner I‘m back and will read some more in this mammoth. #24B4Monday

Andrew65 It does look rather chunky! 3w
merelybookish Cute Paddington poking his head out! 🙂 3w
AnneCecilie @merelybookish Thank you. Bought it at Paddington station at the Paddington store. Since the book is basically one sentence, I have to stop mid-sentence and then it‘s nice to have a magnetic bookmark. This is one of the few that I own. 3w
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AnneCecilie @Andrew65 My edition is 1030p. The book is 8 sentences and 7 of them are done within the 2 first pages. The rest is commas. 3w
squirrelbrain I‘m enjoying this so far - on about 400 pages... didn‘t think of a magnetic bookmark, I‘ve been trying to stop at a round numbered page... runs off to look at bookmark stash 🏃‍♀️ 3w
AnneCecilie @squirrelbrain I just passed p 100, and I‘m enjoying it, but am interested to see where the interludes with the lion ends. 3w
squirrelbrain Hhhmm, I‘m really not sure about the lion bits... 🦁 3w
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TheEllieMo
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The much-billed 1000-page single sentence stream of consciousness makes this #AScaryBook for me, but I will read it. I saw Ellmann reading from it earlier this month and it actually sounds very good.

#FallIsbooked @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Wow. 😱 3w
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AnneCecilie
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I‘m calling it for today.

I‘ve 40p in the tagged book. It gets a special pacing when there‘s only commas and no punctuation.

#24B4Monday

Andrew65 Well done 😊 3w
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AnneCecilie
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Isn‘t this what we all fear, only with books?

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AnneCecilie
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There‘s so many thoughts already that I want to highlight.

Living in Norway, I don‘t see all the opposition against Obamacare. And that‘s a lot of people in just on state.

Second, I love this reference to Jane Austen and Persuasion, but it makes me wonder about all the other references I missed already just 28p in.

BarbaraBB I was just thinking the same when someone else posted about surgery costs to be paid upfront to an insurance company. So much (financial) stress. And inequality between people. I can‘t imagine why people were against Obamacare. 3w
lele1432 I witnessed my boss and another co-worker discussing this the other day, and their take was that it's "scary" and healthcare can't be a “right" to anyone because people don't value it and doctors won't be paid and then there will be no doctors. ? A good number of Americans can't imagine a world where doctors are still paid well AND everyone has coverage. It's crazy. 3w
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AnneCecilie
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I‘m going in 🤞

Getting a late start to #24B4Monday

Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻I have it on my kindle ... Im afraid to go in ... 😬 (edited) 3w
TheReadingMermaid Get it girl!!! 💪 3w
Andrew65 Good luck and have fun. 😊👍 3w
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jveezer
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Halfway point‼️📖🤓❤️

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jveezer
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but now I‘m a grown-up and I get to make my own dumb decisions...

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Owlizabeth
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I‘m taking this book in little sips and it‘s just delicious. Never thought I‘d enjoy stream of consciousness, but I‘m relating to this so hard.

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jveezer
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The fact that that‘s a lot of creeks...

Samplergal 😂😂😂😂😂 How about shits Creek? 4w
BarbaraBB I travelled through the US this summer and noticed too that every other place is called Creek! 4w
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LauraBeth
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I actually think this has a good shot at winning! 😀

auntie_jenn did you finish? i picked it up at B&N and was a wee bit intimidated 🥺 1mo
LauraBeth @auntie_jenn I have about 200 pages to go! You‘ll know within 3-4 pages if you‘ll like it or not. Give it a go! 1mo
auntie_jenn wii do...thanks for the suggestion 😉 1mo
TheLudicReader My son keeps looking at this one at Indigo. 1mo
LauraBeth @theludicreader tell him to get it! 😀 1mo
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Allietaylor16
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My husband and I went to Atlanta this weekend, and this is my #bookhaul from three different bookstores!

ephemeralwaltz Love! Lanny is incredible. 1mo
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jveezer
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The fact that books go well with tea, and tea goes well with books, and I‘d be content doing this every remaining day of my life, the fact that there are no periods in this post either,

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jveezer
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90 pages in and I still haven‘t run across a period, except in the brief “asides” of the mountain lion sections....900+ pages to go.

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QuintusMarcus
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I adored Ducks, Newburyport. Clearly not for everyone: over a thousand pages of continuous run on sentence, separated only by "...the fact that..." can be a little challenging. I come to this work as a musician, a musicologist (a long time ago) and what strikes me about this work is its profound musicality.

QuintusMarcus 1. Just to take one sample phrase, "...worms, ring-fence, floozies, scarlet, Scarlatti, Scarlett O‘Hara, Tara, O‘Hara, terroir, terror, terrorism, terabyte, tetrabyte, pterodactyl, fractals, fractions, the fact that do they start fractions in second or third grade,...", the way the author is constantly modulating, both on sound and sense, seems completely analogous to the modulation in a highly chromatic musical score. 1mo
QuintusMarcus 2. Ellmann's sense of language is sublime, and deeply enjoyable to anyone who is in love with words and language. A true masterpiece, I hope the books wins the Booker and becomes widely known (if not widely read). 1mo
batsy Love this review! 1mo
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LauraBeth
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#BFCr2 Week 1 Check-In: Didn‘t run as much as I wanted but I did have some quality time in the woods and in the gym! @Kaylamburson @Blaire @MaleficentBookDragon

Cinfhen How‘s Ducks going?? 1mo
Kaylamburson Great week @LauraBeth !!! Congrats and keep at it! That's so awesome! 1mo
LauraBeth @Cinfhen I‘m liking it but I‘m doing a buddy read with it, so that‘s probably making it more enjoyable. 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Kaylamburson 😊 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 1mo
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mklong
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Obviously, it would be impossible to sum up all 1000+ pages in a short review, so I won‘t try. I will say that it was more than a book to me, it was an experience, an immersive one that took over my thoughts during the months that I spent savoring it. I kind of can‘t believe it‘s over. #BookerPize Longlist 10/13, Shortlist 5/6

Redwritinghood Good job finishing that beast! I‘m putting off until last because I‘m really worried that I‘ll hate it. 1mo
Samplergal I have it on my bedside table and I‘m worried I don‘t have the stamina. Glad you liked it. 1mo
mklong @Redwritinghood @Samplergal It definitely takes some patience, but I‘m glad I made the time for it. 1mo
batsy All of my pre-orders with this one from Book Depository kept getting cancelled 😭 But I finally managed to order a copy. I'm looking forward to it but also kind of nervous. I love your review! 1mo
mklong @batsy I have such a love/hate relationship with Book Depository! Right now they are on my good side for shipping the new Phillip Pullman so quickly. I hope you get it soon 🦆🦆❤️❤️ 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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Packing for a campervan holiday on the wild and woolly North Yorkshire coast. Got to get my priorities right - books, hot water bottles and Marks and Spencer‘s Creme Brûlée liqueur ? ? ? ?

TheEllieMo Ooh, I think I need me some of that liqueur! 1mo
Dolly Love it! Have a great time! 1mo
squirrelbrain It‘s delish @TheEllieMo - get yourself to M&S! 1mo
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BarbaraBB Sounds amazing. Have a great time and please share some pictures of the coast! 😘 1mo
Leftcoastzen Good books and that liqueur looks amazing! 1mo
eraderneely Oh! Where are you going? 1mo
squirrelbrain We‘re in Robin Hoods Bay @eraderneely - hasn‘t stopped raining all day.... hopefully tomorrow will be better! 1mo
eraderneely I hope you have better weather. We were in Robin Hoods Bay a few months ago and loved it! 1mo
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jveezer
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Does this book make my thighs look thick? 😜😆 I like big books and I cannot lie.

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theshrinkette
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Okay y'all. I'm doing it.

cdreincarnate Let me know how it goes. It looks interesting, but it‘s such a doorstop I don‘t know when I‘d have time to read it. Going with the ebook seems like a solid choice. 1mo
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Susannah
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Zing! I‘m intimidated but intrigued by Ducks, Newburyport, and finding this on the Instagram feed from Text Publishing in Melbourne, Australia, I now think I might owe it to Lucy Ellmann to read her book.

https://www.instagram.com/text_publishing

#manbooker

Librarybelle I might have to read this one now, too! What a great response! 1mo
jillrhudy 🎤 ⬇️ 1mo
Susannah @Librarybelle and @jillrhudy I know! I would have loved to be in the room when she gave that answer. (edited) 1mo
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ClairesReads
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I am convinced that this is a work of genius. Yes, this is a stylistically demanding read; part info-dump, part stream of consciousness narrative. This is overwhelming most of the time, but in my reading that really is the point. Ellmann‘s novel asks big questions of its readers, most significantly how we go on in the face of personal traumas, and national and global crises. All I can really say, is wow. #indiebuddyreads

Graywacke The size itself is a little overwhelming. Encouraging review! Hopefully I‘ll get to this. 1mo
ClairesReads @Graywacke i was overwhelmed by it too. It‘s definitely worth it, but I do recommend tackling it when you have a bit of time and headspace 1mo
Redheadrambles Wow Claire loving all your selected quotes here 1mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles thanks friend- that‘s such a compliment! It was hard to select just a few- so much of it was quotable- especially the stuff about Trump, and gun laws/violence. 1mo
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😱😱😱

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“There will always be monkeys in the zoo,”

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😬

saresmoore Well that‘s relatable. 1mo
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BookwormM
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#UnpopularOpinion

I have finally finished this 1000 pages of absolute drivel. The photo shows you a typical page if you like the rhythm? Which most people seem to you will love this. If like me you just see a page of random 💩 punctuated by a repetitive phrase then don‘t bother reading as this is what you get for 1000! Pages.

Full rant here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2914062168

Branwen I couldn't get through ten pages if this book! 🤣😂 I returned it to the library the next day! 🙊 1mo
wanderinglynn That IS annoying! 😖 I‘d return it too. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Bravo to you for finishing it! When I read about this book, I decided it would drive me completely insane and reading your posted page shows that I was right! I‘ve come to understand that the Booker committee and I do not have the same taste. 1mo
RachelO I can‘t believe you actually got through it! 1mo
Sace That would drive me nuts. That's way too much repitition on one page. 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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Picked up this one from the library at lunchtime today.... it‘s going to totally ruin my book count for October, maybe I should switch to page count instead!

kaysworld1 Now that sounds very interesting, enjoy x 1mo
TrishB I do page count 😁 1mo
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve heard lots of good things about this but yeah, the sheer size of it puts me off! 😮 1mo
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And this anxiety!