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Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century Writer | Jeff VanderMeer
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A collection of sixteen stories from the Hugo-winner features such situations as time-traveling dinosaurs wreaking havoc on a quiet town in Vermont to a locked room murder of an ogre.
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Crazeedi Yes, yes and yes 1mo
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Round 7 is up and open for sign ups!

rsteve388 Looks interesting who runs it and what excatly is it? 1mo
Chrissyreadit @rsteve388 @suvata runs it. It‘s a lot of fun. Her page has the sign up. Groups of four, each month you rotate the book until your book comes back to you. You write in the book as you read it. 1mo
suvata @Chrissyreadit Perfect explanation. Thanks. 1mo
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rsteve388 Ah interesting! Sounds fun. Maybe i'll join. 1mo
Wildflowerrain Hello ladies 🤗I‘m so excited 😆 and new to this, I ain‘t got everything figured out yet but I love books 📖 and books 📚 especially old books vintage..what and all do I go about to get signed up and to @chrissyreadit thank you for following me and I love all the books you have gotten and posted especially the dictionary one..lots of books 📚 love ❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Wildflowerrain welcome! You can follow my link to Suvatas post to get more info. Also explore Litsy in general! There are many fun activities every day that would help you get a feel for Litsy and talk about books! 1mo
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Love this 😍😍😍📖😋📚

Gissy Agree!👍 2mo
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DebinHawaii Gorgeous cover! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉So glad you are playing along.! 2mo
AkashPhoenix @DebinHawaii Thank you :) Loved the concept. I have always been guilty of buying books based on their covers although most of the times they turn out the best! 2mo
AkashPhoenix @SanjanaGhosh Thanks for tagging! Started today itself. :) 2mo
ValerieAndBooks That is a lovely cover! 2mo
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Andrew65 Love this! 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 And it makes sense (unlike Brexit 😂🤷🏼‍♀️) 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads To be honest not really bothered whether U.K. is in Europe or not, but the government needs to stop being an embarrassment and sort it one way or another. They are a total joke and MPs acting in own interests rather than the needs of the nation. 2mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 Sadly, seems to be the same in every country. The most important thing is to trash the opposing views... I am very much entertained by 🇬🇧 politics right now (well, not the break), but never heard cursing before and never many other things. Not a fan of BoJo, but he is entertaining. 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘m just avoiding the politics because annoying me too much! Not sure why they put it to a referendum if not going to act on it (Agree with it or not), then they laughingly call us a democracy! Sounds like only allowed a voice if they agree with it! 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Interesting times! Once a decision is made, it should be it! I don‘t care what the 🇬🇧 does, but it bothers me if I‘ll have to pay extra to get books, so might not be able to get all the books I want in the future, and therefore not take part in group reads. So, this means I‘m against Brexit, unless there‘ll be a good trade deal. I mean, nothing else than books really matter! 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Definitely, you never know it might improve things for the better but something has to happen first! 2mo
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Hurricane Dorian preparations..... Impact windows, tinned food, candles, bottled water.... check, check,check,check.

But this is the important stuff! My bookshelves and my book light! I‘m set!
Stay safe Florida Littens!

julesG Stay safe 3mo
Stacypatrice Yessss girl!!! I have snacks, books, candles, and flashlights!!! #Dorian #hurricanelitens 3mo
AmyG Hope all is ok with the hurricaine. (edited) 3mo
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TheSpineView Glad you are prepared. Stay safe! 3mo
Ddzmini Stay safe 🙏 3mo
JacqMac I hope it isn‘t too bad. Stay safe. 🤞 3mo
Puredragonstar I have back up batteries, books, water and snacks! Stay safe my fellow Floridians! 3mo
Redwritinghood Hope things are ok. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3mo
KarenUK @Puredragonstar @Stacypatrice where are you guys located? I‘m in Fort Lauderdale.... 💨💨💨💨 3mo
Stacypatrice @KarenUK - I‘m near you - Coral Springs 🌊 3mo
RoxyWilde If you're riding out the storm, I guess it will be a good time to catch up on some reading. Stay safe! 3mo
KarenUK @Stacypatrice I‘m in Davie! Stay safe my lovely.... 💕 3mo
Stacypatrice I‘m probably going to be called in to work and have to bunker down there for a few days/nights. The building can withstand a category 5 hurricane so I‘ll be safer than at home. Let‘s all use our mighty breaths to blow it out of our path 🗣💨 3mo
Puredragonstar I‘m in Plantation!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Stacypatrice stay safe!! My daughter is in Florida now!! I‘m trying to call her! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stay safe everyone ❤️🙏🏻 3mo
Sarah83 Stay safe ✊✊ 3mo
Megabooks Take care, dear!! Stay safe! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
JennyM Stay safe lovely x 3mo
Stacypatrice @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - I‘m going to act like a wild banshee and cause chaos. 3mo
marleed Oh I hope you all ride this storm okay, and that in a year you don‘t remember her name! 3mo
KarenUK @julesg @amyg @thespineview @ddzmini @JacqMac @Redwritinghood @RoxyWilde @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sarah83 @megabooks @jennym @marleed Thank you all so much.... it‘s moving soooo slowly, so we are watching and waiting, not so patiently! 😳 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Be safe !! 3mo
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Barnes and Noble Book Haul!

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We went to the outlets not far from me and i always get excited because they have a discount bookstore. i always load up in cozies there! Sadly they are closing on the 25th for good. 😢 They were having a closing sale though and all hardcovers were $2.00 and paperbacks were $1.00. I may go back one more time!

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I used restraint and only got these 3! About to start Cape May. I was excited about the free tote bag since we have a plastic bag tax now, but it already ripped with just 3 books in it! #bookhaul

LibrarianRyan That is the one thing I hate about these non woven bags. 3mo
bookish_wookish Yes! Im going to try to staple it. I need all the reusable bags i can get! @LibrarianRyan 3mo
OnlyYoo Man that sucks! It‘s such a pretty bag 3mo
bookish_wookish I know! Its not their normal woven ones that you can buy. 😢 @OnlyYoo 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings How exciting! I desperately want that book. 3mo
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OMG! Look what I found in this lovely vintage store! Goes so well with everything in my library including the purple flower in the middle 💜💜💜

TrishB Lovely ♥️ 3mo
JennyM They have these hung up as I enter my library. It‘s such a lovely sight. Beautiful 💜 3mo
Redwritinghood That‘s a great piece! 3mo
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Modcloth is one of my fave clothing brands and i found this top with a book print! Bonus because one of the books has a unicorn on it! 😍 I cant wait until fall so i could wear it!

Ddzmini Love it 📚📖😋 4mo
Tamra So fun! 4mo
BethM Oooh love it! 4mo
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🌸 I'm typically a mood reader but I try to always pick a book that's been on the shelf the longest.
🌸🌸 I can read on a train / max / light rail just fine but for some reason I struggle on the bus and in car rides.
🌸🌸🌸 Thankfully only if someone is talking at me
🌸🌸🌸🌸 I enjoy fresh fruits and iced green tea!
🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 @Smoky_Embers @Kalytle1012 @ads0123 if you want to! PS welcome too 😊 😊

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Fruit 🍉!! Thanks for playing 🤗🌸 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beatriz!!! 💚💚💚 7mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks always thinking of you 😊You recommended her to me 💕💕 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs awww 💗💗💗 7mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 7mo
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With gift card in hand my book-buying ban has come to an end. Hello #MountTBR .

Birdsong28 Doesn't count if it's a book voucher! 😂📚📖 10mo
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@JamieLou My #thankfulforbooks #swap is on it‘s way.

JamieLou Hooray! Thank you! 12mo
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#littensinthewild Met @BookishBelle at the festival today. Too cool !!!

BookishBelle It was super cool to meet you today! 1y
kimgnix I was there also. Great event! 1y
LisaJo @kimgnix oh. Too bad we did not get to meet up also. #littensinthewild 1y
JoScho Yay!!! 1y
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📚 No, i used to, but when i got the book back it was not in a good state. So i've stopped sharing books 😕. But i'll give it to someone who i think can take proper care of it.
📚no, i try to read from all genres, i like to try everything
📚 yes


SilversReviews LOVE the photo change up. 😊 Thanks for playing. Oh yes on not sharing with someone who returns a book damaged. 1y
BiblioLitten On that note, I would like to share my book with you. I noticed that you wanted to read . Let me know if you are still interested.😊 1y
sudi Thanks @SilversReviews had fun playing 1y
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sudi Awww, @BiblioLitten that's so sweet. I bought the kindle version on the prime day sale. But thanks for the offer. I'll let you know when i have any book that you might wanna read. Then we can do a whole book sharing thing, how about that ? 😊👍 1y
BiblioLitten That would be awesome! I'll let you know😘 1y
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📚I‘m supposed to organize them?!
📚To Kill a Mockingbird
📚Yes 😏



nu-bibliophile Love To Kill A Mockingbird too👍 1y
Judybskt I read it in 9th grade. My kids all had to as well - same school. 👍🏼 1y
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#julyinbooks18 #bookishmerchyoulove @bookisglee
A bookish tshirt that I love ! I wear it a lot! From @JoScho
A write-your-own sonnet book!! From @MayginReads

BethM Super cool! 1y
JoScho Yay! It is a comfy shirt. So glad you like it 💕 1y
MayginReads 💗💗💗 1y
tracey38 Really cute shirt! 1y
Eggs Thanks ❣️ it is so soft and launders well @tracey38 @JoScho 1y
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Bookreporter.com is sharing this list of book club picks for the fall/winter.

Click on the link below if you haven‘t seen this. The list is by publisher when you get to the web page.


Link: https://www.readinggroupguides.com/features/special-feature/great-book-club-pick...

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Make sure you vote for the Tonight Shows Summer Book

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To cheer myself up after reading about Anthony Bourdain‘s death😢 I signed up for 24 in 48 (although I have never ever gotten even remotely close to 24!)
Are you taking part too?

janeycanuck Just signed up! 1y
Mollyanna 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Off to sign up! 1y
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Got in a little trouble at BookCon today!!! @Light31

Alfoster 😍😍😍👏😂! 1y
Light31 Guilty as charged. 1y
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Spotted this graffiti in Brussels 😆💛

batsy Oh, I need that on a tshirt 😆 1y
LaraReads Haha! Always! 🤣 1y
Trashcanman Hell, I'd even wear that if it were a t-shirt @batsy 1y
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youneverarrived @batsy haha me too 😂 1y
Tiyas7 😂😂 1y
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 1y
Stacy_31 😂 perfect! 1y
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Haul from my second day! What a great expo this year! #BEA

mrozzz So jealous of the Amber Tamblyn! 1y
EclecticBookLover @mrozzz She signed it too! She was very nice 😊 1y
TheRomantiCate I can‘t wait for Any Man!! Very jealous you met Amber Tamblyn!! 1y
mrozzz Ahhhh!!! Well today I snagged a galley at least 1y
EclecticBookLover @mrozzz glad you were able to grab the galley! 1y
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First day at #BEA!!! I think I did pretty well 😊. Don't worry @aroc I've got some for you! 😊

Reviewsbylola Nice haul!! 1y
aroc @EclecticBookLover YOU ARE AMAZING! 💛💛💛 Looks like a good haul! 1y
mrozzz 😍 1y
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"A good book makes you want to live in the story. A great book gives you no choice." - Unknown
? absolutely true!

elyseh Love this so much! 1y
RaimeyGallant Love. :) 1y
niha923 @elyseh Same! 💙 1y
niha923 @RaimeyGallant Absolutely! 💙 1y
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Ok soooo i put myself on a book buying ban because my other obsession is makeup and its been an exciting month in the beauty community! Buuutttt an impromptu visit to Savers lead to this haul! To my defense some of these are for bookmail! 😃 Plus it was only $15 for all of them!

rather_be_reading 😍😍 2y
Liatrek Nice haul 🙂 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Totally justifiable 😉😊 2y
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Soubhiville Wow, nice! Several of those are on my TBR. I love a good savers score! 2y
MicheleinPhilly That‘s a steal! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
emilyhaldi That‘s an amazing stack of books! 2y
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1. The Little Prince... over and over and over again
2. Stove popped popcorn
3. Parks & Recreation
4. @kverran

@TheKidUpstairs @JenlovesJT47 #tuesdaytidbits

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“What are you reading this weekend?” 🤗🤔😳

I wish I had a full 24 hours to participate in Dewey‘s #readathon tomorrow, but I‘ll do what I can! My weekend reading will be something from these possibilities:

16 books for #GARBingo
11 recent deals (library sale, etc)
9 free Kindle books from Amazon for #WorldBookDay
4 books that are 3/4 finished
2 books due back to the library soon
1 audiobook
1 book for May book club


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Thanks to the bad influence of @BarbaraTheBibliophage (I'm naming names! 😂) I picked up this one and six others at the Kindle Store this morning. I would have bought more, but told my self I could only spend a maximum of $2.99 per selection.

Here are the rest:

1984-free and I need it for my reading challenges.
This is Just My Face
The Fact of A Body
The Bear and the Nightingale
Everybody Lies
In Farleigh Field

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m an enabler, I admit it. Because so many Littens have #litfluenced my book buying habits. Hope you enjoy the ones you chose! 2y
Hoopiefoot I was proud of myself for not buying any Kindle deals today.....and then I saw your post! I love this kind of book 2y
RebelReader @Hoppiefoot I so want to make this pilgrimage in the next few years so I read everything I can get my hands on about it. 😍 2y
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RebelReader @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm easily led astray when it comes to books. They are my drug of choice! 😉😉 2y
Asthecroweflies I‘m a super fan of The Bear and the Nightingale 2y
RebelReader @Asthecroweflies It's not my usual genre, but I thought it sounded good so I couldn't resist for $2.99! 😉 2y
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🌟More than expected!🌟

More books, more genres, more pages, more fun ...

emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola You killed it in 2017! 2y
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I found a new ornament for my tree!

Bookzombie That‘s so cute! 2y
Eggs Ohhhhh must have!!!!! 2y
Redwritinghood 😍😍 2y
TNbookworm The cutest ornament❤ 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 That‘s an adorable ornament! 2y
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Good year- will probably end at 175 books- lowering goal next year to get through some classics and longer reads and rereads- average read rating over 3 stars so not too many duds!

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Avanders 😂 2y
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Christmas shopping and of course I found a few goodies for me😉 None of these are on my tbr, so no worries there! #Halfpricebooks #goodwill #bookhaul

Reviewsbylola Nice! 📚 2y
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Because you can never have too many books💟📚

SilversReviews It is a wonderful problem. :) 2y
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Got a new tshirt from Target today. Gonna be wearing it with my Deathly Hallows leggings this weekend for a comfy reading outfit. #bookishtee #thebookwasbetter 📚🤓📚

That-Bookish-Hiker I have that shirt too! Target is so awesome and I spend way too much money and time there lol. 2y
mrozzz 👌🏻👏🏻👍🏻 2y
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Book addiction=sitting in the garage drinking a beer even though it almost 90 degrees so that you can get to whoever is delivering your books so your husband won't see you got MORE hopefully.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ha!! Just ONE more, then I'll stop, right?! 2y
mjdowens One more book, one more beer. One more book, one more beer😂😂 2y
TheBookAddict 🤣🤣🤣 I can see myself doing this real soon! 2y
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Johanna414 That's not addiction, that's dedication 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂 I love Litsy and knowing that I'm not alone!! 2y
mjdowens Soooo.. it is now 8:51pm. So much for the 8pm delivery. Bet that package went right back to the post office and the delivery person is on their way home to enjoy that beer. Not going to be pretty when I show up there tomorrow😡😡😡 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Or, y'know, stopping at the mailbox when I pull in the drive way, opening the UK edition of a book I already have in the car, and disposing of the packaging. If I can get it on a shelf before the wife sees I'm golden. 2y
mjdowens @TobyTheScavengerMonk - There. You. Go. Coming home at lunch to get the mail so I can get rid of any evidence while I gleefully hug my new books and then wonder exactly what century I will have time to read them 2y
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My grandparents got her some art stuff and a book light for her birthday. 😍 They know their great-granddaughter well!!

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 3y
Cinfhen Love this 💕💕💕 3y
Cinfhen Happy belated birthday 🎉 3y
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kspenmoll Another night reader! 3y
howjessreads @Cinfhen actually the present was several days earlier, so the wishes aren't belated! 🙂 thanks! 3y
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Here is one of my #bookishgoods This bag is always stocked & ready to go. I have a book light, snacks, tea bag, post-it notes, pen and a magazine and/or book journal. I just add my glasses & a book or two and I'm ready for anything! #riotgrams @bookriot

TheBookAddict So cute!!! 😻 3y
mdm139 I love this design, I have it as a coffee cup 3y
Lmstraubie @mdm139 I didn't realize it came on a mug too. Very nice! 3y
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Gifts from @Audiobookhead and my daughter!! A canvas bag! A purse! And a lithograph!! They are the best❤️❤️❤️❗️❗️❗️📚📚👏❤⭐️😂📖🤓

kspenmoll 👏👏❤❤📚📚 3y
BarbaraJean Love it! I have the bottom two designs on pencil cases! 😊 3y
JoeStalksBeck @BarbaraJean I totally cried! They are so great! Us book fiends have book everything lol ❤📚 3y
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I've greeted 2017 with a massive book slump! 😕Think it's a mixture of just finishing a 5 star read, the expectation that I put out myself that the first book of the year should be great and maybe something about my Goodreads challenge going back to 0%. I might have to sleep on it and choose something tomorrow.

Suet624 I know the feeling. 3y
Tanner A day off from thinking about it and to let things settle certainly can't hurt! 3y
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While I was Bad Mom viewing--I hit 6000!! Thanks Littens--what an awesome bookish community to be a part of!

megt Congrats! 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻! Congratulations 😎👌🏻! Well deserved! 3y
DGRachel Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
BekahB Congrats!! 😀 3y
Iceangel9 👍 3y
TrishB 😀😄✋ 3y
James Congrats 🎊🎈 3y
BibliophileMomma Congrats!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🎉🎉 3y
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LindsayReads 😂😂😂We need this in our library! 3y
Tanzy13 😂 3y
398.2 Hahahaha 😂 3y
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Day 15 of #PhotoaDayNov16: #BooknerdProblems. I know I am not the only one out there that does this and then also leaves the original book unfinished forever.


SoniaC The struggle is real 😂 3y
brilliantglow Ohhh I do this! That's the biggest reason why The Romanovs has taken me so long to finish haha 3y
JSW Yes. Always with the multiple books. 3y
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rubyslippersreads I always have several books going and yet will start a new one. 😏 3y
BookishTrish This is so me. 3y
RealLifeReading Definitely 3y
Donna_sBookMinute I always have a print book, an eBook, and an audiobook. Poised to read at all times. 3y
ValerieAndBooks Yes!!! 3y
GuiltyFeat Not me. I'm entirely book monogamous. One book at a time from start to finish. 3y
MaryAnn1 Totally!!!! 😂 3y
Pinkmeghan Me too!!!!!!! 3y
Suet624 Monogamous as well. 3y
AshManzer All the time! 3y
Gleefulreader Oh gosh - I have a stack of half read books that are the result of this. 3y
Sararl77 So glad to know I'm not the only one doing this!!! 3y
AMVP Seems like I never do more reading than when I'm flipping between 10+ books at once. This occasionally has the benefit of seeing me finish 3-4 books at around the same time. 3y
Shvonne Usually happens when I read an entire series at once or read a 500+ page book. 3y
JenlovesJT47 Yes! My currently reading shelf on Goodreads says I'm reading 35 books at the moment. 😱😂🤓 3y
TheBookStacker I'm currently reading 2 nonfiction, and one fiction book. 3y
Dragon Oh yeah, all the time 🐉 3y
TheNextBook Oh my God this is so you!!! 😂 3y
ibeeeg This happens far too often than I'm willing to admit. 3y
BookishFeminist @TheNextBook Right?! NO SHAME. (But I also can't keep up 😂) 3y
BookishFeminist @SoniaC @brilliantglow @JSW @rubyslippersreads @BookishTrish @RealLifeReading @Donna_sBookMinute @ValerieAndBooks @MaryAnn1 @Pinkmeghan @AshManzer @Gleefulreader @Sararl77 @AMVP @Shvonne @JenlovesJT47 @TheBookStacker @LionHeartLeo @dragon ?? so glad I'm far from alone in this quirk. So many of my IRL friends find this nuts! "How do you keep track of them all?!" "Same way I did for classes in college." I usually split b/w format & genres. 3y
BookishFeminist @GuiltyFeat @Suet624 I'm honestly surprised you guys are the only two that said you only read one book at a time since I feel like that's what most folks do. Just apparently not ok Litsy?! 3y
BookishFeminist @ibeeeg No shame! You're far from alone on this thread. 😂 3y
GuiltyFeat @BookishFeminist I've been this way for 30 years, ever since I started reading for pleasure. I only read in print which helps. Kindles and audio books encourage infidelity. 3y
britt_brooke I used to read one book at a time, but now it's usually 2-3. #blameitonlitsy 😉 3y
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I spent all day today entering giveaways on Goodreads. Fingers crossed!

Foxyfictionista I've never managed to win a giveaway on Goodreads. Let us know how you get on. 3y
ScarletQuill @Foxyfictionista I will. I never have either but I hope the odds are in my favor this day! 3y
MyBookSwapClub All the best :) 3y
Foxyfictionista @ScarletQuill Well, good luck! I hope you win something! ☺️ 3y
moranadatter Good luck! 3y
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