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Book Report: Publishing Strategies, Writing Tips, and 101 Literary Ideas for Aspiring Authors and Poets | Mark Shaw
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Based on practical advice from Mark Shaw, the author of fifteen published books, Book Report is the only reference on book publishing alternatives writers will ever need. Readers will learn: How To Decide if Your Book Concept has Publishing Potential, How to Create Unique Storytelling Ideas, How To Improve Writing Skills, Why It Is Important to Market the Book Proposal and Query Letter Not The Book, How to Create Exciting Book Proposals and Query Letters, How To Find the Right Literary Agent or Publisher, and Why it is Important to Avoid Subsidy Publishers.
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This lopsided graphic bothers me but I‘m also too sleepy to fool with it anymore. Anyway I got a lot read this week but most were pretty short. It didn‘t make them any less enjoyable.

#bookreport #WeeklyForecast #Week8

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• 2-16-2020 #BookReport ⬇️ •

Note: I'm involved with many books at the moment; these are just a few

📚 Dutch Girl -- highly anticipated
📖 The Princess Bride -- in progress
📖 Common Sense -- 48%
✅ HP & the Goblet of Fire -- READ
📖 HP & the Order of the Phoenix -- in progress
📖 Anne of Green Gables -- 20%

#challenges #MountTBR #updates

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- Read 19 books this week (5 out of 9 forecasted; all on audio; within a 2.5-4.5 ⭐️ range; A Girl‘s Guide to the Outback, Stolen Time, and Throw Like a Girl are the favorites)
- 📖 A Curious Beginning, one of this month‘s #LMPBC books, and I‘ve been meaning to read this for years
- 🎧 Friends Without Benefits: I‘m on a Penny-Reid rom-com kick
- 📖 Not the Girl You Marry, my other #LMPBC book, inspired by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Yoshi-and-a-book ❤️👏 4d
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3d
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Accomplished 3 out of the 4 books I set out to read for the week.

Finished Reading:
📚 Followers
📚 The Rise of Magicks
📚 A Heart so Fierce and Broken

Will continue to read:
📚 The Goldfinch. (Chipping away at this one bit by bit)

Start reading:
📚 Children of Virtue and Vengeance
📚 The Giver of Stars
Both are library book holds that I waited weeks for! Hopefully I can finish them before Libby whisks them away. 😬🙏🏻📚

Aims42 I loved ‘The Giver of Stars‘!! Definitely worth reading 👍🏻🙌🏻 4d
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#BookReport for this week!
3 books finished
Favorite: Well Met - so cute
Also enjoyed: Little Fire‘s Everywhere (audio), Sea Swept
In Progress: Priory of the Orange Tree & The Last Wish (audio) - enjoying both so far
For #WeeklyForecast
Attempt to finish the chunkster-Priory...
If I do I‘ll read Carry On as my #doublespin read then Chasing Cassandra
Next audiobook planned - Imperfect Match

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#BookReport for last week:

The Quarry - Finished ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Daughters of Cain - Finished ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Nocturnal Brain - bush week has meant I haven‘t had as much time for non-fiction as I would have liked, so only 57% through this one.

Started The Dilemma on audio, 17%


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This week‘s #bookreport. I‘m almost done with Unsheltered, hoping to finish it tomorrow morning. Now to start some new books...

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Most of my reading this week was on audio. Thank goodness for dishes, laundry, and traffic or I might never get any reading done 😶
🎧A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther
🎧Run Me To Earth by Paul Yoon
(Still) In Progress
📗Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
📗Listening Point by Sigurd Olson
📗Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare
🎧The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
And here's my new DPL mug for completing the Winter of Reading challenge. 👍

Tamra Yes! I agree. 😄 5d
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kspenmoll That mug!!! Congrats! 5d
Cathythoughts Lovely pic 4d
merelybookish @Curiouser_and_curiouser @tamra Of course, I might get MORE reading done if I didn't have dishes, laundry, etc. 🤷‍♀️ 3d
merelybookish @kspenmoll Thanks! The one I really wanted was gone but still cool to get a library mug! 3d
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I feel like I got back into my reading groove this week! ☺️
📖 Slaughterhouse-Five
📖The Governess Affair (a novella)
📖Linus: A Peanuts Collection
🎧 Bluebird, Bluebird

📖 A Boy and His Dog at the End of World
🎧 If I Was Your Girl

Centique Oh I loved the Governess Affair. 😍That whole series by Milan is my favourite romance series ever 💕💕 5d
Bookzombie @Centique I loved it too! I‘m definitely going to read the rest of the series. 4d
Reggie Lol, I‘m sorry to keep throwing RWA gossip atcha but I felt so bad for Courtney Milan. The lady from smart bitches trashy books did a 4 part series on her podcast about the drama and the whole last episode is with Courtney and she is pissed. And after her last words you can just hear the mic drop. 4d
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Bookzombie @Reggie No sorry needed. I was on a site last night that had a whole timeline and saw that Smart Bitches, Trashy Books had a series on it. I‘m probably going to listen while I work. I feel bad for Milan too. She has always been on my list to read so it kind of pushed her to the front for me. Have you read anything by her? 4d
Reggie I haven‘t because even though I have never tried them, something about historical in the name of the genre puts me off. Who knows, one day. 3d
Bookzombie @Reggie I‘m in the middle of the third episode with the PR person from RWA. It‘s difficult to listen to. She seems wholly unprepared or just can‘t say much. It‘s frustrating. 3d
Bookzombie @Reggie Why does historical in the name of the genre bother you? Is it all historical fiction or just romance? Friendly questions. You don‘t have to answer. 🙂 3d
Reggie @Bookzombie Omg, Lol, right? I wanted to know if she knew this interview was gonna happen or if they just threw her in a room with the interviewer. And I love how gentle the interviewer is with her but still asking the same question to be firm. It was totally cringey. And I‘m just that crazy kid who says he doesn‘t like onions but if you gave him something with onions that he doesn‘t know about he‘d still think it was delicious. The name 3d
Reggie historical is onions to me. I know I‘ve read books set in the past I just don‘t think of them as historical. It‘s weird. 3d
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First #bookreport in a few weeks as I've been stupidly busy at home.
I finished One Word Kill and an audible original series on habits (it has a Goodreads listing lol so it gets a mention).
In progress with The Stand about 40% done and a re read of Discworld starting at #1 and about 20% in.
Enjoying getting time to read again 😂📖

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#BookReport @Cinfhen
2028 pages read over the past week and 5 books finished, also part way through 3 other books.

Stand out books : The Underground Railway And House of War.

Yoshi-and-a-book 👏😀 2w
Andrew65 @Yoshi-and-a-book Thanks 👍 2w
Nessavamusic Great reading!! 1w
Andrew65 @Nessavamusic Thanks 😊 1w
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Forgot to post on Friday, but here‘s my #bookreport. My in progress pile got a little smaller!

Cinfhen Yay!!! Isn‘t it nice to “see” the progress??? 2w
Amandajoy @Cinfhen it certainly helps! 2w
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- Read 19 books this week (4 out of 9 forecasted; 1 ebook, the rest on audio; within a mixed 2-5 ⭐️ range; The Road Back to You is the favorite)
- 📖 Not the Girl You Marry, one of my #LMPBC books for the month, inspired by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- 🎧 The Postmistress: WWII fiction I‘ve had on my shelf too long
- 🎧 The Pox Party: another book I‘ve left unread too long

HannaPolkadots 19 books in one week?! I bow to you 👏😀 2w
jessinikkip Whoa, 19 books?! Impressive!! 2w
writerlibrarian 😯 that impressive 2w
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YaYa_Reads 😲 2w
AshleyHoss820 That is both bonkers and awe-inspiring! Bravo!! 2w
megnews I see you‘re reading The Postmistress. Feel free to join the #OverBookedClub discussion at the end of the month. 2w
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An okay reading week for me, with my first bail of the year. #BookReport

After seeing @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB differing opinions regarding Trust Exercise, I have wanted to read it! So it will be my audio pick for the week.
I started the Shafak book today, and so far, I‘m enjoying it 👍 #WeeklyForecast

BarbaraBB Exciting to see where you‘ll end up! 2w
Hooked_on_books I loved the Shafak, hated the Choi. I‘ll be interested to see what you think! 2w
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My #BookReport for this week!
Finished 3 books, one in progress:
The Friend Zone - ❤️
Dreaming of You - ❤️
A Madness of Sunshine - ❤️
Sea Swept - in progress and I‘m mixed on this one
Finish previous and then up next:
Teach Me on audiobook
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Well Met - physical book for #BookSpin!

TheAromaofBooks Well Met was my #doublespin book and I just finished it yesterday - fun and fluffy! Hope you enjoy it! 2w
BiblioLitten I really want to read Priory of the Orange Tree but it‘s a huge book🤔. The kind of book I would pick up when I get a two month summer vacation(not going to happen in the near future) 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Nessavamusic @BiblioLitten one of my book club‘s picked it, going to dive in! 2w
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This week‘s #BookReport.

A Cheesemonger‘s History of the British Isles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Cockroach ⭐️

Halfway through The Quarry, enjoying it so far.

Snuck in a sneaky audiobook, The Way Through the Woods, an Inspector Morse novel, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Cinfhen Oh wow!! Mr McEwan isn‘t fairing very well 🙀 2w
Centique I‘m adding that cheese book to my dads TBR and mine! @Cinfhen 2w
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen no, not his best work 😩 A Doctor Who plot mixed with a Guardian editorial. 2w
TheEllieMo @Centique make sure you have some cheese when you read it, because you will want to eat ALL THE CHEESE. 2w
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#bookreport - work interferes with reading, fact!
One on left was ok, I was to old for it!
Other two were great 👍🏻

squirrelbrain Blummin‘ work, hey? Should be banned! 2w
Cinfhen Still managed 3 🙌🏻 2w
TrishB @squirrelbrain exactly 😘 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen 😁😘 2w
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My #weeklyforecast #bookreport

I‘ve got two group reads going #LOTRChapterADay and #ShakespeareReadAlong, both up to date. Plus I‘m trying to catch up with #StarWarsBuddyRead (almost finished with Jan.‘s pick...so close) and the #OokBOokClub which I‘m a few books behind in...🙈

Just keep swimming swimming 🐠

**We‘ll see how far I get and how much I get distracted by news watching this week....last week was bad for me and my reading plans 🤯

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I finished four books this week, plus a great Audible original. Book 1 was for #tob20; book 2 was an impulse library read; book 3 is for the #supertob; and book 4 was announced as the 2020 #Newbery winner this week.

I FINALLY started The Testament my last #ToB book, and I started Invested on audio this morning. I want to continue reading down my #BotM pile, so I hope to get to A Woman is No Man this week.

Cinfhen Wow!!!! Congrats on tackling the #ToB20 list 🙌🏻💕🎉 what‘s the #SuperToB???? (edited) 2w
thebluestocking Once this year‘s #tob winner is crowned, there will be 16 total winners. So there is talk about doing a whole tournament with the winners! 💙 2w
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10 total ✅

3 children's books ✅

4 classics ✅

1 audiobook ✅

2 new-to-me authors ✅

1 diverse (black history) read ✅

6 short stories ✅

3 books by female authors ✅

5 ⭐️ Reads: Remarkably You / Letter From Birmingham Jail / I Need A Hug

Lowest Rated: Drunken Fireworks

Challenges Complete: #WinterBookBingo line / #ReadingWithMaja for January

JenlovesJT47 🥳🙌🏻🎉 3w
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Felt like a slower reading week but still finished 4!
2 books, 2 audiobooks
Loved American Dreamer!
Liked Ninth House, though it is a tough read
Feisty was very cute!
The Dawn of the End was a bit of a mess but I do want to finish the serie
Up next - for #WeeklyForecast
Sea Swept and The Friend Zone that just popped from my library holds
Dreaming of You than Madness of Sunshine on audio

Cinfhen You read a ton!!!! I tried Ninth House this week on audio but it was too confusing and I just gave up 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
Nessavamusic @Cinfhen I actually did the same thing, I tried it on audio first and got lost. But I got it from the library in print and liked it. There are a lot of random quotes and timeline jumps that makes this not audio friendly. 3w
Cinfhen So maybe I‘ll revisit in print 🖤Thanks ☺️ 3w
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- Read 18 books this week (7 out of 9 forecasted; 1.5 print, 1 ebook, the rest on audio; within a solid 3-5 ⭐️ range; Mariana, Midnight in Austenland, and The Summer Country are the non-reread favorites)
- 🎧 A Convenient Fiction: I love Mimi Matthews stories
- 📖 Not the Girl You Marry, one of my #LMPBC books for the month, inspired by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- 🎧 Piece of Work: a work-based romance that seems problematic

Cinfhen I really don‘t know how you do it!!! Amazing stats🙌🏻❣️😊 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! Congratulations 🍾🎉🎊🎈 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How do you do it????? 3w
RachelO Wow, look at you go! 3w
readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
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#bookreport January @Cinfhen
📚 Back after the break
📚 Lanny
📚 Too much Lip
📚 The Yield
📚 Shepherds hut
📚 Case histories
I'm very happy with this month's reading of 4 books and 2 on audio.
My favourite would have to be Shepherds hut by Tim Winton.

Cinfhen Great month!!! I see lots of friends reading 3w
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It was one of those weeks where I picked TV and music over reading. It‘s not the books, just a mood I‘m in. This week will be better!

Eyelit I‘ve had those weeks! I think one is coming up, actually (I‘ve heard good things about Witcher - and the final eps of Bojack Horseman were just added to Netflix) 😁 3w
Joanne1 Think I might be entering one of those weeks too. But mine might be the book. 3w
Caroline2 I‘ve had one of those weeks too. I binged watched Shrill and Mrs Maisel. My book wasn‘t v good so that didn‘t help!! 😆 3w
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Cinfhen It‘s good sometimes to let our minds get lost in other escapes!!!! I just haven‘t found anything I‘m really invested in watching yet 3w
Bookzombie @Eyelit @Joanne1 @Caroline2 @Cinfhen Thanks! 😊 I watched a lot of The Golden Girls, rewatched the current seasons of FBI and FBI: Most Wanted, and caught up on Stumptown. 3w
Cinfhen Golden Girls 🙌🏻💜 3w
Reggie Ohhh, The Golden Girls were so ahead of their time. Love them. 2w
Bookzombie @Reggie Yes, they were. 🙂 2w
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#bookreport @Cinfhen
I haven‘t got a report from #hiselderliness yet so I‘ve filled in the gaps with some photos from my nephews engagement party last night! (Just showing off the gorgeous couple) And me and two of my sisters on the right.
Book report didn‘t quite go as planned - but I managed to knock off TOAFK which means I‘m ready for the Proust readalong now with @Booksnchill Also listened to the 2nd HP and started Interpreter of Maladies

Centique I‘ll catch up with #hiselderliness tomorrow Cindy! 3w
LeahBergen You look lovely! 💕💕 3w
AlaMich They are gorgeous! Your nephew looks like just like someone my wife and I know. 3w
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Centique @AlaMich thank you! He must have an international twin 😊 3w
Centique @LeahBergen thank you Leah! 😘 3w
batsy You look fabulous! ❤️ 3w
Tanisha_A Beautiful photographs! And Interpreter of Maladies is a favourite, hope you are enjoying. ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pictures ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉 💍🥂stunning couple and lovely photos of you 😘 3w
Rissreads It's nice to see your smiling face! 3w
Reggie You always look so lovely and smiling, Paula! 2w
Centique @Reggie you‘re so kind! I have always had a huge smile - I used to get embarrassed about it as a kid because you‘d see ALL my teeth. So many photos where I looked like Jaws or something 😂😂😂 I‘ve grown into it I hope 2w
Centique Thank you @batsy @Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts you‘re all so lovely 😘 Interpreter of Maladies IS a treat Tanisha. 2w
Centique @Rissreads thank you Nerissa! 😘 2w
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My #bookreport for the week, though I‘m hoping to finish A Blade So Black today. And I purchased 0 books 😉

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! No purchases 👍🏻 3w
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So I finished the Black House and the Color Purple and am 1/2 done with Isabel Allende. #bookreport @Cinfhen
Had a good week! 😀

Centique Those are some amazing authors! I still haven‘t read The Colour Purple but I will get there 😊 3w
Jerdencon @Centique I never read it before and prob would have never if it wasn‘t for #lmpbc and im so glad I did! 3w
Cinfhen Nice week and great use of all devices and mediums 💖😁 3w
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It really is exciting to read those book reports. I like the concept! I like the postings! I like EVERYTHING that you guys are doing! I wish that I could read fast like that.🥴My book report would be one to three books read (hmm...in reality three might be a stretch😆)and maybe (hopefully) one book planned.😳 I try to read all of your posts. I‘m having a blast so please keep them coming! 💯 Solid Elation!

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effani I feel the same way - mine would be so boring but they're fun to see from the fast readers out there! 3w
TrishB I love reading everyone‘s too 😁 3w
eraderneely I‘m doing monthly reports instead because I don‘t read quickly enough for an interesting weekly one either 3w
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Tamra Me too - life gets in the way of reading. 😼 3w
Centique I love reading them too - and I only read one or two books a week as well! That‘s why I sometimes throw in what my dad or my kids are reading to fill it up a bit 😂😂 3w
Scochrane26 Don‘t worry about how many you read, it‘s not a competition. I do mainly monthly reports because I‘ve usually already reviewed my one book a week & don‘t want to repeat. 3w
Cathythoughts Definitely not a competition!! Im a very slow reader ... the audio bumps me up a bit ... but otherwise I‘m one book a week , 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
Cinfhen This is such a lovely post 💕💕💕💕I agree it‘s more about sharing what we‘re reading or what‘s pulling us in. PLEASE; feel free to post whenever you like , I‘d love to know what‘s holding your attention 😁 3w
Nute @effani Some people read so fast. It is thrilling to see what they accomplished in such a short period of time! 3w
Nute @TrishB It‘s fun! We‘re kindred spirits!🙂 3w
Nute @eraderneely I like that idea! A #MonthlyForecast instead of a #WeeklyForecast. Allows for a little bit more relaxing approach. Right on! 3w
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1. Finished Katharina Code 👍🏻good !
2. Still listening to You Will Be Safe Here ... very good , but it‘s audio & I have to be in the right form for that ..
3. I‘ll be reading Blonde for awhile, it‘s long & very good , but the mix of biography & fiction is particularly poignant in this one ... it‘s having a big impact on me ... her life 💔
4. Just started another by Horst , for some “light relief “ It‘s good 👍🏻 Dreggs.

TrishB Good plans and great pic 👍🏻 3w
Centique Ooh I‘m interested in hearing your review on Blonde. 😊 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB ❤️👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks, it will be awhile I‘d say 😁 👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen Love this 3w
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#bookreport after a really slow week for me last week I had a good one this week 😁 some really good reads in here.

Cinfhen She‘s back!!!!!!!! 😃💗 3w
squirrelbrain 👏👏👏 3w
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Kalalalatja Definitely a great week! 3w
TrishB @Kalalalatja it was 👍🏻 3w
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#bookreport. I did not touch The 40-Day Sugar Fast or Joseph. I'm not ready to give up my sodas. I'm going to hopefully, (maybe) try again this week.

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#BookReport week 15
I completed 7 books this week, bringing my monthly total to 28 books! Definitely the MOST books I ever read in one month. Quite a few were very short and the inclusion of audiobooks really increased my numbers. I finished 2 books today, which I didn‘t include in my January stats🤓
I‘m hoping to focus my February reads on books hiding out on my Kindle plus adding audiobooks.

Megabooks Go Cindy!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Fantastic job!! 🥳🥳📚📚🎧🎧 Congratulations on your best month yet! 🥂 3w
Cinfhen Thank you my dearest friend @Megabooks xxxx 3w
candc320 That‘s amazing!!! 3w
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dariazeoli Great job! Gotta love audiobooks- they really help the numbers. 3w
squirrelbrain Congratulations! I had my best month too, I think, but not as many as you! 3w
Cinfhen Thanks friends @squirrelbrain @dariazeoli @candc320 when I told my son he told me to take up jogging 🏃🏻‍♀️ Kids can be mean 😂😂He said “if you‘re gonna listen to books you might as well be running too” 3w
SamAnne Wow! I‘m impressed. 3w
Kalalalatja What a total! Well done 👏👏👏 3w
Kalalalatja And audiobooks are how I consume most of my reads these days! 🙏 3w
KarenUK Wow! 28! 😳! 🙌🙌💕 3w
KarenUK Ps. I only finished Children of Blood and Bone so I didn‘t have to start something else for #booked2019 #POCparanormal! Otherwise I would definitely have bailed! 🤦‍♀️Teen fantasy, is soooooo not my genre! 3w
Bookzombie Fantastic week and month! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉 3w
Centique 🙌🙌🙌 3w
TrishB Great stats 👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen The cold rainy weather had me snuggled up on the couch many many days this month @SamAnne @Kalalalatja @KarenUK @Bookzombie @Centique @TrishB #JoysOfBeingAHermitCrab 3w
TrishB My brain doesn‘t recognise cold, rainy weather in Israel !! 3w
Cinfhen I guess “cold” is subjective/ it gets around 13-16 Celsius which feels really cold but compared to my US winters it‘s not bad. Today it‘s back to 21C 3w
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#24B4Monday #readathon is over. I read 16 hours this weekend and I'm proud of myself. I'm a slow reader and I read 100pages per day. And this is great motivation to me. 💪💪❤

I read The Whisper Men which is great! Also finished children book The Moon and me. Still have a few chapthers to read in Love According to Science. Listening a few chapters All the Stars in the Heavens (when walking and houseworking).

#litsyfun #bookreport

JazzFeathers Fantastic result! 3w
maich @JazzFeathers thank you❤ 3w
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌 3w
maich @Andrew65 Thank you❤ 3w
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Finished five books over the past week, and read 1985 Pages.

The Malta Escape would be my favourite book (5 stars) and Sister Caravaggio would be the weakest (3 stars).
Also read part of 4 other books.

Read 6 of the eight books forecast, but yet to finish one of them.

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- Read 16 books this week (4 out of 9 forecasted; 1 print, the rest on audio; within a 1.5-4.5 ⭐️ range; A Modest Independence is the favorite)
- 🎧 The Lost Queen, a #NewYearWhoDis pick
- 📖 Mariana, one of my #LMPBC books for the month and I‘m still enjoying it
- 📱Serving Up Love: a fun historical-romance novella collection featuring Harvey House girls

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I finished 4 books this week. 2 audio, 1 ebook, 1 physical. 2 for #tob2020: Optic Nerve was okay, and I did not like Overthrow. Reviews for all of these to come.

Your House Will Pay and The Testaments are the last two books I‘m reading from the #tob shortlist. Other than that, my reading will likely be based on library holds and mood.

Nute Well done! 4w
Cinfhen Fabulous!! Can‘t wait to hear your predictions for #ToB!!!!! 4w
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I feel like I had a really good week. All of the above were picks for me. Reviews to come.
📖An Unkindness of Ghosts
📖And Everyday The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
🎧The Long Way Home
🎧A Man Called Ove

Cinfhen Ohhhh, busy week!!! Nice 😊 4w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! I‘m pretty pleased. ☺️ 4w
readordierachel Sparky is so cute! 4w
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Nute Awesome! 4w
Bookzombie @Nute Thank you! 🙂 4w
Reggie I look forward to the review of the Jenkins. I always hear good stuff about her but never tried her. 3w
Bookzombie @Reggie I will try to write a good one. 😉 3w
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My #bookreport. I managed not to finish anything & yet I started a new one. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Also purchased a few.

Cinfhen Hahaha 😂 you‘re the first person to add their purchases!!! Love that!!!!! And I ADORED the audio you bought 4w
Soubhiville I also love that you added your purchases! I think that‘s a new element we should all add- to keep us honest 😊📚. 4w
Amandajoy I‘m trying to not buy more books than I read this year, figured adding it here might help. 😉 @Soubhiville @Cinfhen I had an extra audio credit and I needed a romantic-foodie-travel book in my life! Can‘t wait to listen to it! 4w
Cinfhen I agree: it‘s a good way to be accountable ( I‘ve been jotting in my book journal if a book I read was owned, borrowed or recently purchased ) I‘m trying to curb my spending too!!! 4w
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#bookreport from me and #hiselderliness

I gave Red, White and Royal Blue 3.5 stars, Tender at the Bone 4 stars, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was a reread. I‘m just loving listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks and 9yo is keen to get the Libby app so he can hear them too.
Dad bailed on Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt which he said was over his head. He loved Sailing Alone Around the World which is Joshua Slocum‘s story ⬇️

Centique ..of being the first person to singehandedly circumnavigate the globe back in 1895 4w
Centique Final pic is our family following our friends boat home after a day on Rakino island. 4w
CafeMom I loved Tender at the Bone. I have read most of Ruth's books. I need to pick up her latest Plum something. 4w
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Crazeedi Well done! And the photo looks like an amazing place 4w
Cinfhen Beautiful photo!!! I love that dad took a bail🙌🏻💗I thought Red, White and Royal Blue was super fun but it was a little much at times. I would have liked it to be shorter & maybe less predictable but still very enjoyable 🎧❣️ 4w
Centique @CafeMom I want to read all of them now - I‘ll get to the latest one eventually! 4w
Centique @Cinfhen yes I agree it felt a bit long to me too! 4w
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Had a pretty good week, all things considered, and I probably won‘t finish anything else today, so here‘s my #bookreport for the week:
Bailed on Girls Burn Brighter—too dark
Still in progress: The Luminous Dead—starting to feel repetitive. I need SOMETHING to happen!
The Three Musketeers (4 ⭐️)
The Windfall (#moremehthanyay)
A History of Magic (3 ⭐️)
The Marriage Clock (3 1/2 ⭐️)

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You had a great reading week❣️How did your MRI go?? I hope, no migraines this week 🙏🏼 4w
DGRachel @Cinfhen I will get the results of the MRI the week after next, I think, or maybe it‘s the week after that. I‘m sure it will only show more migraine related scarring, so I‘m not really worried, just frustrated about the expense. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But thanks for asking! 😘 4w
TrishB Girls Burn Brighter was dark - I just had to finish though. 4w
DGRachel @TrishB I‘m just not in a mental place where I can handle the events that were happening in the book. Maybe I didn‘t reach a point where I had to know how it ended. I just reached a point where I couldn‘t take reading about any more abuse. 😔 4w
TrishB Yes, sometimes you‘re not in the right place for it and there is no point in continuing. 4w
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Pretty much where I wanted to be this week.

- Finished Happy Ever After, gets off to a slowish start but picks up pace very quickly and turns into a very good thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- Finished my 64-page sample of Donal Ryan‘s next book, due out late summer.

- started A Cheesemonger‘s History of the British Isles and Djinn Patrol.

Also squeezed in an audio, a bit of feel-good chick lit, Tremarnock ⭐️⭐️⭐️ to while away the commute.


Cinfhen Seems like you had a fabulous week 💙🙌🏻 4w
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I have had an emotional rollercoaster of a week, that luckily ended on a very high note! Because of this (and a general lack of time) I haven‘t had much time to read, but it is what it is. At least, I had a five star read this week, so I really can‘t complain 🙌 #BookReport

TrishB Know the feeling 👍🏻 4w
Cinfhen Glad your week ended well and I‘m sooo happy you loved 4w
squirrelbrain Glad you ended on a high - hope the rest of your week wasn‘t too tough.... 4w
kspenmoll Sorry about your week but glad it ended well. 4w
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This week I finished only one, but one is a real door stopper, so that‘s about what I expected.

Oh wait, not true! I also read The Princess Diarist on audio 🤣. As you can tell it didn‘t make much of an impression on me.

The American War- 3⭐️
The Princess Diarist- 2.5⭐️

150 pages left in Golden Fool
Just started The Storyteller

#bookreport @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🙈I bailed on 4w
Soubhiville @Cinfhen if it hadn‘t been short I would have... it wasn‘t at all what I wanted it to be. 4w
Krystle13 The Storyteller is AMAZING. 4w
Cinfhen I was just mad because I wasted one of my Hoopla credits 😜 4w
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This week‘s #bookreport!
2 audiobooks read, enjoyed both Scythe and Make Mine Magic
2 ebooks read, the novella Sweep With Me was great, A Delicate Deception was very cute!
For my #weeklyforecast
2 in progress American Dreamer and The Dawn of the End
2 to follow those Ninth House and Where the Blame Lies

Cinfhen Yay!! You had a very good week 😊 4w
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Also not pictured I started the BlackHouse by Peter May and A long petal of the sea by Isabel Allende.
I‘m kinda all over the place and need to fish these before I start anything new!
Between the World and Me was my 4th book for #newyearwhodis and I‘m not usually a nonfiction reader but this was pretty eye opening @Kdgordon88

ljuliel I envy people that can read lots of books at a time . I was never able to accomplish that. I guess I have a one track mind. Finish one, then start another. 4w
Cathythoughts @ljuliel I can‘t go it either ... I can have one print & one audio .... after that I‘d get seriously stressed 😳 4w
Cathythoughts I loved The Colour Purple ❤️ 4w
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Tamra Agreed, I don‘t like reading more than 1 print at a time, though with a buddy read going I do because I don‘t want to get too far ahead. 4w
Cinfhen I like variety and sometimes I need a “break” from a current read so it‘s helpful for me to have a few books going at the same time but only a few and usually a different genre @ljuliel @Cathythoughts @Tamra 4w
Jerdencon @ljuliel @Cathythoughts @Tamra I used to be that way and then I joined Litsy! Lol 4w
Cinfhen Love the picture @Jerdencon 😍 4w
Tamra @Jerdencon 😆👍🏾 4w
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Finished The Nest ! Really good 👍🏻

READING: Did a lot of bailing & then landed in The Katharina Code ( looking good 🤞🏻)

LISTENING : to You Will Be Safe Here.. beautiful writing! Very engaging.

Happy now , it‘s raining , fire is lightning, perfect reading conditions.
Happy Saturday All ❤️

TrishB A good reading day 👍🏻 4w
Cinfhen Looks like you‘ve settled in for a lovely Saturday 💚 4w
batsy Sounds lovely... Enjoy your Saturday 😘 4w
youneverarrived Have a lovely Saturday 😘 4w
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Here‘s my #BookReport week 14
Lots of good reads / January is proving to be a great month and start to 2020 📚🤓
Audiobooks have definitely upped my reading stats and are slowly becoming my preferred mode of reading🎧

I‘m thinking to focus on Ebooks in February as my #KindleDeals are really piling up
Also plan on reading one #ARC a week to help reduce my #NetGalley titles

Kalalalatja Most of my reading is audiobooks these days, too. It really is a great way to read while being able to do something else 👍 4w
TrishB A great week 👍🏻 mine‘s been pants! (Work 😕) 4w
LeahBergen And you‘ll still be reading American Dirt with all the recent kerfuffle? 😉 4w
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Hooked_on_books I really resisted audiobooks for a long time but I dipped my toe in about 3 years ago and have been swimming in the audio deep end ever since. They‘ve expanded my reading tremendously and I love that I can adjust the speed. Plus they keep me happier about whatever else I‘m doing as I want to keep listening. 4w
Cathythoughts Yes , as at @Leagbergen says .. what‘s the story on American Dirt ?! I took it off of my Stacked list ... 4w
RachelO Wow, you‘re really storming through them this week! 4w
Cinfhen It was brought to my attention @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts after I purchased my audiobook/ apparently there is a lot of criticism that the author is intentionally misrepresenting herself and the narrative of the LatinoX community perpetuating stereotypes and diminishing & marginalizing others. I‘m still going to read but will now do so with a different mindset. 4w
Cathythoughts Ok 👍🏻. Great week ! Look forward to your thoughts on What I Loved too ❤️ 4w
Cinfhen I‘m so grateful to the Litsy community for opening my eyes to the benefit of audiobooks @Kalalalatja @Hooked_on_books It does free up your time but still satisfy your need for books 💙🎧I can‘t imagine not having that daily option 4w
Cinfhen Have fun today @TrishB expecting a photo or two ❤️ 4w
TrishB On my way 😁 will try and remember photos! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Wow! I also owe a debt of gratitude to Litsy for kindling my newfound love of 🎧 📖! And now I need to look up what‘s going on with American Dirt. 🤔 4w
TrishB As always I took no photos!! @Oryx and @squirrelbrain have posted some 😘 4w
Cinfhen I HATE photo taking so I totally get it @TrishB I‘ll go and look @squirrelbrain and @Oryx feed 😍 4w
Centique Good lord Cindy - keep this up and you‘ll read 300 plus books this year! 🤩🤩💕 (edited) 4w
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Great reading week! I am now 9 of 10 for #JumpStart2020 and am almost done with the two in progress.
5 books read for my #BookReport the favorite being Verity by Colleen Hoover (read two by her, so much soul crushing but soo good)
2 books in progress, enjoying both.
4 more on the docket for this week! For #WeeklyForecast

Crazeedi Great job!! 1mo
Cinfhen Awesomeness 🙌🏻❣️ 1mo
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- Read 15 books this week (4 out of 9 forecasted; 2 ebooks, the rest on audio; within a solid 3-4.5 ⭐️ range; Romanov is the favorite)
- 📖 Mariana, one of my #LMPBC books for the month and I‘m enjoying it so far
- 🎧 A Modest Independence: ❤️ books by Mimi Matthews and this one is no exception
- 📱Serving Up Love: a fun historical-romance novella collection featuring Harvey House girls

Bookzombie What an awesome week! 1mo
Cinfhen Amazing!!! How‘s your retention?? I find the more I read the more I don‘t remember 😝although I‘m probably 30 years older than you are 🤣😂🤣😂 1mo
hes7 @Cinfhen Oh, I have the same problem. 😂 But I‘ve found that as I read more, the more average most books seem, so when I love a book, it tends to stick with me better than others. Plus, I love the feeling of rereading, so it works out. 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s true, the better books do stick with me 😊 1mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Another good reading week in the books! I‘m slowly but surely finishing up the books off the #tob2020 shortlist and, incidentally off my #BotM backlist. I am not positive what I‘ll pick up next; it‘ll largely depend on my mood this week!

Cinfhen Wow!!! Great week with lots of good books in the mix! How‘s 1mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen Thanks! I just barely started Optic Nerve. I‘m still acclimating to it. 1mo
Cinfhen Guess I‘ll have to wait and see 😊 1mo
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thebluestocking @Cinfhen Ha! Me too. 💙 1mo
BarbaraBB I too am looking forward to your thoughts on Optic Nerve! How many books have you read from the shortlist so far? 1mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB It looks like I‘ve read 12 from the shortlist and I have plans to read four more. I don‘t think I‘m going to go Oval or We Cast a Shadow? 💙 How many have you read? (edited) 1mo
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