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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics | Chris Grabenstein
The much-anticipated, puzzle-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling, award-winning ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLOS LIBRARY! Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again! This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say. . . HELLO? Its a Lemoncello! But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncellos library. Is someone trying to CENSOR what the kids are reading?! In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Now its not just a gamecan Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is a deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library. Let the games begin! Praise for Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library: Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library for your kids and discover the coolest library in the world. James Patterson *An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka. Booklist, Starred A winner for readers and game-players alike. Kirkus Reviews, Starred An ALA-ALSC Notable Childrens Book Nominated for 21 state lists and counting! Arizona 2016 Grand Canyon Reader Award Missouri Mark Twain Readers Award Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Georgia Childrens Book Award Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award Utah Beehive Book Award Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Hawaii Nene Book Award North Dakota Flicker Tale Childrens Book Award New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Winner of the Ohio Buckeye Childrens and Teen Book Award Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Maine Student Book Award South Carolina Childrens Book Award Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Rhode Island Childrens Book Award Nebraska Golden Sower Award Kansas William Allen White Kansas State Award Virginia Readers Choice Colorado Childrens Book Award
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ds111717

“SQUOOSH! He was drenched by buckets of yellow glop, white sludge, and chunky green gunk. The slop slid along his sleeves, trickled into his pants, and puddled on the floor.“

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ds111717

I would use this book in my classroom because it could be a fun read for children to use their creativity and imagination throughout the text.

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ds111717
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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics written by Chris Grabenstein. Chapter 1 p.1-4. Introduces Mr. Lemoncello's wacky games and how the infamous children star in the commercial. This book isn't as relatable for all children considering their daily lives but it could be a fun getaway to read and use your imagination.

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abbychlosta

“A library is an arsenal of liberty.“

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abbychlosta

This seems like it would take you on many twists and turns as well as capture attention super easily. If I had more time I would love to read this.

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abbychlosta
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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein is a piece of contemporary realistic fiction. It was published in 2016. This story is about Kyle and his friends competing in Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics again. Before the Olympics they realize something is up... books are missing from the library. The kids all come together to figure out how to find them. This is great for kids because it encourages team work and problem solving.

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Mehso-so

This realistic fiction book contains minor elements of magic and helps kids get the feeling of possible viewpoints out there in the world. Sometimes we don't get to live lives like the ones being shown, and it can be kind of glamorous to read about them. It also touches on subjects that give off morals and meanings beyond just the text. Good book, but just not great to have kids relating to them!

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mack2799

This book would be a great read to get kids interested in reading. It keeps them motivated and attached. In terms of relation and identity finding, the book isn‘t necessarily the best option. Kids would still love this book, just might not be the best fo relate to!

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It‘s been a while! But I‘ve still been reading my little heart out!! 🤓
#books #bookstagrammer #bookobsessed #bookhoarder #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookworm #bookdragon #bookish #bookishlove

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Library lovers from across the country to earn medals in Mr. Lemoncello's library Olympics! Lots of Dewey decimal numbers and arrogant kids who need to be shown the error of their ways along with the return of Kyle, Akimi, Miguel, Sierra, Charles Chiltington make for another excellent read extolling the necessity of libraries that make learning fun!

RadicalReader Library olympics best title I have ever heard for a book seriously sweet and relatable I feel like I‘m in the Olympics whenever I go to the library when looking for titles by authors last name or maybe a partial contortionist. 😂😂😂 9mo
IamIamIam @RadicalReader 😂😂😂 I truly think these books transcend their intended MG range. Check out the series and I think you'll totally be able to relate!!! 9mo
RadicalReader @IamIamIam thanks so much for your wonderful recommendation I will definitely do that 9mo
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MelissaSue81 I have only read the first one in this series but would like to read some more. 9mo
IamIamIam @MelissaSue81 Keep going!! I read the 3rd one first but I didn't feel like I missed out on anything and I think that's a sign of a really excellent series! This, while extremely enjoyable, was my least favorite. 9mo
IamIamIam @RadicalReader You're quite welcome! I'll be interested in what you think! 😁 9mo
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IamIamIam
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I listened to this today while I finished up the tiny details on the elves for my friend's Brownie troop!!! This was literally the most time consuming project I've ever done, since I had to make 14 of them!!!! I must admit, I'm super proud of them!!!

Stacy_31 So cute!!! 9mo
LibrarianRyan Adorable 9mo
Suet624 Very impressive! 9mo
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IamIamIam @Stacy_31 @LibrarianRyan @Suet624 Thanks so much!!! 😁 As proud as I am, I'm REALLY happy they're not in my living room anymore!! 😂😂 9mo
ShyBookOwl Incredible! 9mo
IamIamIam @ShyBookOwl Thank you!!! 9mo
Tamra So adorbs! 9mo
LeahBergen Wow. How cute! 9mo
IamIamIam @Tamra @LeahBergen Thanks so much!! 9mo
ravenlee Awesome work! 9mo
IamIamIam @ravenlee Aww, thanks!!! 👌 9mo
Sarah83 So cute 😍😍😍 9mo
IamIamIam @Sarah83 Thank you!! 😘😘😘 9mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 2019.03.15 - I really like this series! Talk about a great career guide too 😂

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Blaire
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A fun and fast read - perfect for a stressful work week. Competition returns to the Alexandriaville library as mr. Lemoncello sets up a new competition among 12 year olds from across the nation to prove their research, puzzling, and library skills. Kyle Keely and friends must defend their championship status. Can‘t wait to read this one with my first grader. #bookaboutbooks #librarylove

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Birdman321
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It was the best book in the world it was very exilerating and exiting I loved the book.

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When I walked into this room at the Children's Museum I immediately thought of Mr Lemoncello's library. This is what the video room from the book looked like inside my head.

VioletBramble Also, Ive attempted, multiple times, to post a review of a book I read in August. The POST bar at the bottom is gray instead of blue. Anyone familiar with this issue? 1y
taraWritesSci Love that room! As for the review, did it show a book as tagged at the top? 1y
VioletBramble Yes it did show the book. I started from the book page through search. 1y
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My reading buddy today.

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LibrarianRyan
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4⭐️ Welcome back to Mr. Lemoncello‘s library. A new batch of games are about to begin. The kids from the original game arel back, but some people in the nation are upset. They are upset that they did not get a chance to take place in the original escape, because they know for sure that they could have won. Why should the Hometown team get all the accolades, commercial contracts, and special libraries?

Full Review on GR and LT

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These are still the most well-read middle-schoolers in history, but Kyle and his team are back to defend their library title! This installment of the Lemoncello series is a love letter to the freedom to read and the place of libraries as a bastion to defend readers‘ rights. (I do wish the Chiltington‘s would disappear tho - or at least get a permanent comeuppance.)

So fun on audio - I finished my packing and sat down on the floor to listen.

balletbookworm Shout out to my hometown for a side-character being specifically called out as from Regis Middle School in Cedar Rapids, IA!

Book 3 for #24in48!
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Marjory Muldaur is kind of a snotty kid know it all, and she is so determined to win the library olympics to not only get the college scholarship, but to prove she is the best. She is the epitome of #AnotherOneBitesTheDust because I'm sure that's is what she things about all her opponents every time she wins a section of the olympics.

#wearethereaders

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Full review later. But I loved it.

ravenlee I love this series. 2y
jfalkens I'm hoping he writes more then three! 🤞🤞🤞 2y
LibrarianRyan @jfalkens have you read the island of De Libraries or Book Scavenger yet? I have both (I think). 2y
jfalkens @LibrarianRyan I read Dr Libris but haven't read book scavenger yet. 2y
mhillis Based on your recommendation, I‘ve been reading 2y
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I'm sorry but ALL children should be exposed to Walter the Farting dog. Other "sick" humor books to expose your child to will be in the comments.

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Trashcanman Tell me you've heard of Edward Gory 2y
LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman of course I have. 2y
Trashcanman 👊🏼 2y
rubyslippersreads @Trashcanman Isn‘t this the book that gave Sue Grafton the idea to give her mysteries alphabetical titles? 2y
Trashcanman @rubyslippersreads yes, I believe so. Neat book, nice illustrations. 2y
BookNAround My kids loved naughty humor books. A favorite for them was 2y
LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman I haven't read that boom but some of his others. 2y
LibrarianRyan @BookNAround I am going to be reading that. 2y
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WRONG not in my library. Yes it's necessary, but we are about soooo much more.

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I agree with lemoncello!!

bibli0phagist I LOVE the Mr. Lemoncello series! 2y
tonyahoswalt I think I'm going to have to read these books! 2y
BookNAround I believe they are meant to be read and loved but this description makes me shudder!😂😂 2y
LibrarianRyan @tonyahoswalt you so should. But please read in order this is book 2. 2y
tonyahoswalt @LibrarianRyan Ah okay, thanks for the heads up. 2y
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As a midwesterner I find this funny because it's true.

"The Midwest team... wore khaki pants, button down white shirts, striped ties, and blue blazers.

... the Midwesterners looked like marching real estate brokers. "

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I love a kids book that drops names. It shows legitimately yo tootles destined to become classics.

jfalkens I love Lemoncello! I want to read some of the books from it because they are mentioned lol 2y
LibrarianRyan @jfalkens luckily as a former children's librarian I have already read half the list. But they are such great books. 2y
jfalkens @LibrarianRyan 😊 I've read a few but a few I didn't get to. 2y
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"They also lend out too many of the wrong sort of books. ". I hate parents like this. ?

Itchyfeetreader No such thing as the wrong kind of book. Fact. 😉 2y
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After Sadie I need some Brian candy. I think this will be my next book. And I plan on reading Children of Blood and Bone. But other than that I do t really have a #anticipatedJulyreads

#julyinbooks @bookisglee

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LibrarianRyan
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My #library is a bit of a mess. I'm working on that right now. All the lovely colors always makes it feel like spring even when it's freezing (like right now). #readingresolutions

Ddzmini The dragon 😍 2y
LibrarianRyan @Ddzmini I have had Maleficent for almost 20 years. Man am I old. I have Toothless dressed as Batgirl on the other side of the library. 2y
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A Sunday afternoon in which the middle child gives me #lifegoals

Leniverse She's an example to us all! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Definitely life goals. Is she wearing a snuggie even? 2y
BookishTrish @Ashley_Nicoletto A unicorn onesie 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto 💙💙💙 even better. 😊 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕 2y
TrishB Awww great pic 💟 2y
DGRachel ❤️❤️ 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful!!❤️ 2y
MallenNC That really is ideal 2y
MaryAnn1 She is a rock star!!!⭐️ 2y
dragondrool I watched the movie version yesterday. It was pretty decent. 2y
batsy Definitely! Onesie and reading goals 🦄 2y
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LazyLimaLife
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I really love this series! It's fun and silly and eccentric, but it also has heart. The characters have some setbacks and issues to overcome, but they support each other and try to play fair. I recommended the first to a boy (about 11 or 12) who needed a story about humility for his summer reading and I found him reading it in our cafe. When his family left he came up and thanked me for the suggestion. #bookloveshared #everyonelovesagoodstory

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Uh yes please 😍😍

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Very good, I can't wait for book 3 to come out next month! 5/5 stars

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I'm glad my husband took me to the library this morning to pick up book 2!

Eyelit I just got the first one and I'm really looking forward to reading it 😃 2y
jfalkens @Eyelit I loved it 😍 I hope you enjoy it too 😊 2y
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This was a treat. I liked the first book slightly better but this one still managed to live up to it. It was a quick read but full of nerdy bookish stuff. ❤️

MeggsKY My son and I really liked the series! 3y
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scripturient
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Something quick and entertaining for in-between. 😊 #palatecleanser

Kleonard I love this series! 3y
Jbrooxd Those are great books!! 3y
LazyLimaLife I read the first and loved it. Can't wait to read this one. 3y
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scripturient
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#Bookmail and some glorious cupcakes from my best friend's shop (she's a talent). I'm ready for Easter. :)

Cinfhen Those cupcakes look 😇 3y
I-read-and-eat Those look divine! Non of my friends own cupcakes shops... I might need some new ones 😂 3y
List_addict Yum!# 3y
Gina Ohhhhh yummy cupcakes 3y
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saholmes
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This book was almost better than the first one. I enjoy the characters as much enjoying the new characters. I liked the game more because there were more players and they melded together better.

Daisey I have got to make time to read these! My students highly recommend them and I see great reviews here. 3y
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mydearwatson
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This is one of those books where I would start to dislike the writing style, but then I would step back and remember...it was written for children. The set-up of the ending wasn't quite what I wanted, but the message of the book was wonderful. All about different freedoms...freedom of expression, freedom to read what you want, banned books...lovely.

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My read along with these goofy kids every night right now. #sharethelove #booklove2017 #readtoachild

LibrarianRyan I just finished the first book. Loved it. Can not wait to read #2 3y
RadicalReader @lisakoby what is your children's all time favorite book? 3y
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MatildaBaggins
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#riotgrams #mylocallibrary My main library is only a few minutes from me here in Gardner, MA. I was planning on visiting today, but we are snowed in and they closed early, so here are some pictures from Google 😉

Pinkmeghan Ha I refused to leave the house today too! I don't think Waltham closed anything though. 3y
kspenmoll Lovely! 3y
MatildaBaggins @Pinkmeghan Everything closed around here, which is weird because I didn't think it got that bad! 3y
Pinkmeghan Well, we're preemptively cancelling and closing everything for tomorrow, so making up for lost time now I guess.... 3y
MatildaBaggins @Pinkmeghan I'm at the library now grabbing some books in preparation 😂😂 3y
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Jen2
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A great book with support for banned books and the first amendment. Librarians are badasses!!!

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LauraMole
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I liked the first book better, but really enjoyed the library geek-dom!

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Bought some snacks today and have decided on our stack. The kids and I will be reading on Saturday before we take off for a Harvest Carnival in the evening. I'd rather participate the full 24 hours, but I'll take what I can get. #readathon

jessberk13 I really want to participate but there is a huge Harry Potter festival across the street the same day! Bookish events count, right...??!!! 3y
CogsOfEncouragement @Jessica WOW! Have fun! 📚 3y
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Kimmykay
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My nighttime reading varies. Tonight I'm ready for a cute kid book that talks about a lot of books that I loved to read in my kid day. My favorite thing about these books (there was a book #1) is that it has a list of book mentioned in the book. Just makes me happy.

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Hooked_on_books
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Well, it's just about midnight here and, as I had suspected, The Fireman derailed by chances for #BookishOlympics gold. Or any medal, frankly. I have no regrets and am quite happy with my 1514 pages read. I'll keep training hard for next time! 🏅📚👍

BookishFeminist Here have a participation ribbon and some gold stars 🎗⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ That's still a lot of reading! 3y
Varshitha Good job👏🏻👏🏻 3y
pppooraikul An impressive amount in 7 days! Congrats. 🎉😁 3y
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Megabooks Great job!! The Fireman is super long! 3y
Jlee745 How did you make your list pic? 3y
Hooked_on_books @BookishFeminist @Varshitha @pppooraikul @Ebooksandcooks Thanks! @Jlee745 I used the Vanillapen app. They have all sorts of customizable templates. 3y
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thecurioushedgehog Does it count if you're reading a book that you were already 100 pages into? 3y
Callemarie I'm in!!! Woohoo 3y
Jlee745 I'm in!!! Had to go to Amazon and purchase a few short Stories yesterday. Maybe I will get a bronze👏 3y
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TheSpinecrackersBookClub @thecurioushedgehog I would say it counts if you have at least 220 pages left. 3y
Ms.Story I'm in! First novel will be The Alienist-- started this one before today but have over 250 pages left!! 3y
thecurioushedgehog @TheSpinecrackersBookClub Fab! I'm sure I have around 220 if not more pages left of 3y
KimM I'm in! 3y
KimM Oh wait, I just saw the cut off date. I'm out! 😂😂😂 3y
rayna Okay, I may be crazy, but I'm in too! My first book is Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia. 📚📚📚📚📚 3y
UwannaPublishme Busy week for me...dang it. But I'll be cheering for my favorite team-The Spinecrackers! 😊👏🏻👏🏻 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Don't think I can pull this off, but I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's progress!🙌🏼 3y
sparklemotion I'm 15% into my first book 🙋 3y
Eyelit Halfway through my first book. Have some catching up to do, based on some posts I've seen! 😜 3y
BookishMarginalia I'm on the sidelines this time, but cheering on @JaimitaPR and our other #bookisholympians 3y
kspenmoll I am just starting -121 pages in. Traveling tomorrow so not sure how many books I'll read but joining in! 3y
intothehallofbooks I just finished a book I had been reading already, so I can begin #bookisholympics now! Very excited, friends! 🤓 3y
jpmcwisemorgan I'm on my second book. Once the workweek starts I will have a hard time getting 5 more done for gold. Reading as fast as my eyeballs and brains will allow. Go #bookisholympians!!! 3y
WordWaller @jpmcwisemorgan same here. With over 40 hours, I have no idea where I'll get any time for books 😂😫 3y
StephBengtson Almost done with my first novel. Hoping to at least place bronze haha. 3y
Chessa Novel 1 complete! 3y
Chessa @MrBook This is the bookish olympics! :) 3y
maximoffs It's just 10 books in 10 days right? I've got this 💪🏼 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub @steverogers check out our different medals on the SBC page. It's 7 books in 7 days in this case 😉 3y
MrBook Ah haaaah! Thank you for sharing @Chessa ! I like this, but I don't know if I can allot the necessary time *sighs*. Always next time? 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub @MrBook I think it's worth a shot for bronze at least? 3y
HiddenGemBooks I have read 3 books in the past few days, but I'm not considering myself a competitor... I just have had nothing to do 😂 3y
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LibraryLydia
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Riddled with riddles, sarcastically silly, and packed full of pandering to librarians. Just as it should be.