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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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hes7
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#bookreport

read:
—13 books
—4 out of 9 forecasted
—all on audio
—5⭐️ for drowning

reading:
—?? evelina #randomclassics #serial
—? flight of the raven
—? just a boy and a girl in a little canoe #bookspinbingo
—?? les misérables #serial
—? sarai
— ? the wonderland trials

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Deblovestoread
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According to my IPad my screen time was up 20%, I‘ve watched a ton of Friends episodes and haven‘t read very much at all. Love, Theoretically was #52Bookclub24 #WomeninStem and just ok for me. I am behind on both buddy reads and decided to DNF #TheBros. Enjoying The Biography of X. And have still only read one of the stories from Florida. 🤞🏼 for a better reading week. Next up Hello Beautiful and Let Us Descend.

Crazeedi Great progress! 6d
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TrishB
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#bookreport
Fabulous week for me in the quality of the books.
Christ on a Bike and Greta and Valdin were brilliant.
Outside Looking In was a good 2nd one in a series.
I‘m loving The List of Suspicious Things, hopefully finish over the weekend but have a lot of work stuff to do.

charl08 Well, this post was bad for my TBR pile 😀 Hope you can claim some of your weekend reading back from work at a future point? 1w
squirrelbrain I got Christ on a Bike this week after your post, and loved both Greta and Suspicious Things so I have high hopes…. Hope the work stuff goes OK. 7d
BarbaraBB I bought the first Michael Wood but now want to but your two recommendations as well 🤦🏻‍♀️ 7d
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TrishB @charl08 I hope so too 🤞🏻 7d
TrishB @squirrelbrain 🤞🏻 hope you love it too. 7d
TrishB @BarbaraBB never enough hours in the day for all the books 😁 7d
Deblovestoread And on the list they go! 😀 7d
Cathythoughts These look great. I‘m going to try Christ on a Bike. 👍🏻♥️ 6d
TrishB @Cathythoughts 🤞🏻 hope you like it! 6d
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hes7
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#bookreport

read:
—16 books
—5 out of 9 forecasted
—1 ebook, the rest on audio
—5⭐️ for the unmaking of june farrow, mark of the raven + book lovers

reading:
—?? evelina #randomclassics #serial
—? flight of the raven
—? the last namsara
—?? les misérables #serial
—? only if you‘re lucky #botm
—? sarai

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Deblovestoread
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A busy week = less reading time. Mama Love and Uncle Tom‘s were both great and I enjoyed the Nancy Drew. Happiness Falls was a so-so for me. I‘m behind on #TheBros #buddyread by several chapters so that‘s my main focus. Not very far into any of my In Progress books.

#BookReport

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TrishB
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#bookreport
Really enjoyed Mobility.
Loved Day, wonderful writing.
I‘m Not Scared was just meh for me, didn‘t really engage me
The Mother was entertaining brain candy for a train journey
Just started Christ on a Bike this morning and looking forward to a couple of hours with it today.

squirrelbrain I really liked The Holiday by Logan, for a bit of fluffy escapism! 2w
TrishB @squirrelbrain yes that‘s it exactly! 2w
Caroline2 Brain candy!! 😂 🍬 2w
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Oryx The Mobility doesn't seem available in the UK at a reasonable price - where did you get it? I am going to look for it when I'm in the US next month. I also plan to get the US version of Northwoods, as the cover is much better. 2w
TrishB @Oryx Helen sent me hers- I‘m happy to share further unless you specially want to buy one! 2w
TrishB @Caroline2 great whilst you‘re reading 😁 2w
Caroline2 I‘ve been reading soo much brain candy lately. 😂 2w
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hes7
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#bookreport

read:
—16 books
—2 out of 9 forecasted
—all on audio
—5⭐️ for the good part

reading:
—? the book of three
—?? evelina #randomclassics #serial
—?? les misérables #serial
—? mark of the raven (not pictured, oops)
—? sarai
—? the unselected journals of emma m lion, vol 2 #ku

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Deblovestoread
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Lots of good books this last week. Loved Mrs. Palfrey and the Winterson. We Were Once a Family was another gripping nonfiction read. All my current books are in the beginning chapters so it to early to say much but I‘m more into The Ferryman and Mama Love so far.

#BookReport

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TrishB
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#bookreport
The Art of Prophecy- I did not like the MC in this, though loved the supporting characters. Unsure whether I‘ll read the next one.
Escape Artist was sad (obvious I know) but informative and engaging.
Enjoying Mobility at the moment.

BarbaraBB All so different! 3w
julesG Oh no, you didn't like Ling Taishi? I'm sorry. 3w
TrishB @julesG I was more thinking Jian! I loved Ling Taishi! 3w
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TrishB @BarbaraBB I like a bit of everything 😁 3w
Megabooks Glad you‘re enjoying Mobility, too! 3w
julesG I don't think Jian is the MC. For me the three strong women are the MCs 3w
TrishB @julesG need to change my mind set! 3w
julesG And I'm definitely picturing Michelle Yeoh as Ling Taishi. 😁 3w
TrishB @julesG even I know who Michelle is 😁 she‘d be fab! 3w
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Deblovestoread
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My last book report for January. Finished three buddy reads Cooking for Picasso, Return of the King and The Spectacular. They were ok but the others I finished were better.

Crazeedi Great job!! 4w
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hes7
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#bookreport

—read 21 books this week (3 out of 9 forecasted; 1 ebook, the rest on audio; no 5⭐️)
—🎧 one dark window
—📱 the unselected journals of emma m lion, vol 2 #ku

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#bookreport
Enjoyed All That I Am.
The Plot- so-so, guessed the big twist.
Loved Another Brooklyn.
For Reasons Unknown was the start of another new series, enjoyed.
Still reading The Art of Prophecy.

CBee I also loved Another Brooklyn ♥️ 4w
TrishB @CBee so atmospheric- you just felt that landscape/time period. 4w
CBee @TrishB yes! 4w
Cathythoughts That‘s a wild cover on The Art of Prophecy. 4w
TrishB @Cathythoughts yes it‘s beautiful 😁 4w
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hes7
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#bookreport

—read 15 books this week (2 out of 9 forecasted; all on audio; 5⭐️ for the first lie wins #botm)
—🎧 the premonition at withers farm
—📱 the unselected journals of emma m lion, vol 1 #ku

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Deblovestoread
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#BookReport Not a stinker in the bunch. Poverty and Finding Me both 5 🌟. Enjoying the daily dose of classical music with Year of Wonder although not all the selections are my cup of tea. Hope to finish Heaven & Earth today and then pick up Same Bed, Different Dreams for #LitsyTOB. Not sure what my audio book will be yet…maybe The Overstory.

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TrishB
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#bookreport
Loved Prophet Song
Family Meal was a so-so for me
The Stolen Girls was a good detective read
Currently reading All That I Am.

BarbaraBB Great collage these books together. Seems a good week again! 1mo
squirrelbrain Echoing @BarbaraBB - your colour aesthetic is very pleasing this week! 🤣 1mo
AmyG My next ebook will have to be Prophet Song. After Water by John Boyne which is very good. 1mo
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TrishB @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain very easy on the eye 😁 1mo
TrishB @AmyG I loved both of those! 1mo
AmyG I am reading Water because you loved it! 1mo
TrishB @AmyG now I‘m keeping my fingers crossed 🤞🏻 1mo
sarahbarnes Just finished Prophet Song this week. I‘m still processing it. 1mo
TrishB @sarahbarnes it is thought provoking! 1mo
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mhillis
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Reading so many books at once! Didn‘t finish any this week. Here are my impressions so far:

Forbidden Notebook is my favorite at the moment.
You, Again is going to be set aside for now.
The Good Wife of Bath is the biggest surprise because I don‘t usually like historical fiction from this period.

And I checked out The Neighbor Favor because I saw many people posting about it!!
#BookReport
#WeeklyForecast

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hes7
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#bookreport

—read 14 books this week (2 out of 9 forecasted; all on audio; 5⭐️ for rereads of the silver chair and the last battle)
—📱 the unselected journals of emma m lion, vol 1 #ku

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Deblovestoread
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Lots of staying home last week = lots more reading time. Favorite of the week is Mercy House on audio. Just started Finding Me on audio and slowly making my way through Poverty, both from my #AuldLangSpine list. Still enjoying Year of Wonder and just a few chapters in Idlewild. I put An Immense World in hibernation until my Libby audio hold comes in. I‘m finding it hard to stay focused in print. Staying caught up on buddy reads.

#Bookreport

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#bookreport
Enjoyed Beyond that, the Sea
Fool Me Once was an entertaining Coben read, currently all over Netflix!
A Day in the Life was heart breaking 💔
The Things that we lost was a good read
Just started Prophet Song this morning.

AmyG A friend just loved Prophet Song. Let us know. 1mo
squirrelbrain A great week! 1mo
sarahbarnes Hoping to start Prophet Song this week too. 1mo
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TrishB @AmyG @sarahbarnes I‘m not enjoying the lack of punctuation! 1mo
Megabooks Nice week!! 1mo
BarbaraBB What a good week! I am stacking the heartbreaking and the Netflix one! 1mo
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#bookreport
#finished
Finished The Bookbinder and Where is Anne Frank this week (both were fairly quick reads for me) and DNF'd Wreck the Halls. I completed about 31% of Wreck the Halls and just couldn't go any further.

#currentlyreading
In the midst of reading The Sacred Balance, which is for a library book club, and A Christmas Carol and should be able to finish them both today.

Continued in the comments

melissajayne #upcomingreads
Need to finish both The Authenticity Project, which is for another library book club, and Enough, which is due back this week due to it being a 2-week loan. I plan on start reading The Spectacular for the Litsy #literarycrew #buddyread

Happy reading 😊📚
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Deblovestoread
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#BookReport Haven‘t done a book report since October so starting fresh with the New Year. I‘m about halfway through Mobility. I started in December but wasn‘t feeling it. Picked it up Friday and it was a much better reading experience. Sometimes it‘s not the book it‘s the timing. Hope to finish today and make progress on Julia.

Weekly Forecast: Vintage Contemporaries and Idlewild

squirrelbrain Good to hear Mobility is better this time around. My copy is on its way from the US. You have a treat coming up with Idlewild and VC! 2mo
BarbaraBB So many #LitsyToB24 books! I hope you‘ll have a good time with them! 2mo
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hes7
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#bookreport

—read 15 books this week (all on audio; 5⭐️ for aggressively happy)
—🎧 the helsinki affair #botm #24in2024
—📱 the unselected journals of emma m lion, vol 1 #ku

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mhillis
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#BookReport
Murder Under the Mistletoe
Love Alice
They Called Us Exceptional

#WeeklyForecast
Forbidden Notebook
A Room with a Roux
You, Again

No classes this past week, so I enjoyed reading and planning my reading!! My favorite book this week was Murder Under the Mistletoe.

Looking forward to participating in a couple reading challenges this year, especially #Nonfiction2024 and #SeasonalCozies

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 A Christmas Carol
🎧 A Home at the End of the World
📖 No One Writes to the Colonel

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Amadis of Gaul
📖 Ravenfall
📖 Cloud Atlas #LitsyBookClub

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads & start 2024 reads!

Daisey I have continued to make a #BookReport post each week through the end of the year, but I think I may take a break going into the new year. I have loved the weekly reflection started by @Cinfhen but for now I think I‘ll go back to only monthly summaries. Although I may have to add a personal hashtag so I can go just through my own posts like I can with #DaiseysReadingWeek. 2mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Letters from Father Christmas
#TolkienChristmas #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 Don Quixote

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Amadis of Gaul
🎧 A Home at the End of the World
📖 Ravenfall

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Possibly listen to A Christmas Carol tomorrow

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Dinged
📖 Advent
🎧 The Godfather
🎧 Faceless Killers #FoodAndLit #Sweden
📖 Button Pusher
📖 Mrs. Dalloway

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
📖 Letters from Father Christmas
#TolkienChristmas #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 Ravenfall

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Maybe actually start Amadis of Gaul

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TrishB
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#bookupdate
Enjoyed Mortal Fear.
Secluded was a bit meh.
Really enjoying Blink of an Eye 👍🏻

squirrelbrain Is that the AI one? (In the Blink of an Eye). I nearly read it when it was on Between the Covers but didn‘t and I borrowed it from the digital library a few times since, and sent it back unread. Interested to see your review. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Greg Iles!! 2mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain yes- I‘ve had a while but the constant discussions in work about AI put me off it, then of course I just decided to read anyway. I‘m really enjoying it now! 2mo
TrishB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks he‘s a good thriller writer 👍🏻 2mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
None, not a lot of reading time this past week

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
📖 Letters from Father Christmas
#TolkienChristmas #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 The Godfather
📖 Dinged
📖 Advent
📖 Mrs. Dalloway

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

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TrishB
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#weeklyupdate
Enjoyed the Christmas List.
Loved A History of Burning.
Currently hibernating Home at 25%, wasn‘t in the mood to read about cults.
Currently reading the chunkster that is Mortal Fear.

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 The End of the Affair

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
🎧 The Godfather
📖 Dinged
📖 Advent
📖 Mrs. Dalloway
📖 Letters from Father Christmas #TolkienChristmas (forgot to add it to the image)

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books

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TrishB
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#weeklyreport
Finished The Outside- good detective read
Enjoyed The Latecomer- good family saga
Enjoying my Christmas read- The Killer‘s Christmas List, with an aptly named author for today.

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jdiehr
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What my November looked like...

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Small Town Pride
📖 Sexing the Cherry
🎧 The House of the Spirits #Chile #FoodAndLit #ReadingTheAmericas2023
🎧 A Glass of Blessings

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Nowhere Better Than Here
🎧 Sovietistan
🎧 White Women

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 Sexing the Cherry
🎧 The House of the Spirits

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
📖 The Epic of Gilgamesh

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 Don Quixote
🎧 Sovietistan
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 The House of the Spirits
📖 Nowhere Better Than Here

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Forgotten Five: Map of Flames
🎧 Lolly Willowes
🎧 An Artist of the Floating World #AuthorAMonth

#CurrentlyReading
📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
🎧 Don Quixote
📖 The Epic of Gilgamesh
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 Nowhere Better Than Here

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books
📚 Finish Dracula Daily!

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Saga Volume 10
🎧 I Contain Multitudes
🎧 Tess of the D‘Urbervilles #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade
📖 The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

#CurrentlyReading
📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
📖 The Return of the King #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 Map of Flames

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books
📚 Start Don Quixote!

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Wild Swans
🎧 The Final Girl Support Group #LitsyBookClub
🎧 Enemies in the Orchard
📖 The Two Towers #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien

#CurrentlyReading
📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
🎧 Tess of the D‘Urbervilles #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade
📖 Map of Flames
🎧 I Contain Multitudes

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books

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I think this is a good time for me to retire this #bookreport exercise. New endeavor TBD.

But first!
-I‘ve been reading Ripley in dribs & drabs for months and will likely continue the same.
-Two books in a row set in a library with unhinged characters is maybe a bit much. I pivoted to Tom Lake which I‘m enjoying more.
-Percy Jackson is back! Without spoiling, I think I can say there will be more books to follow.

Miss you, Cindy. 🫂💔

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hes7
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#bookreport

—read 8 books this week (2 out of 9 forecasted; all on audio; no 5⭐️)
—🎧 doll bones

#scarathlon #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Yay 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
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#bookreport: Finished two books this past week. The Golden Spruce was very interesting, but the author seemed to spend more time on the history of forestry than on the actual events that led up to the chopping down of the Golden Spruce. The graphic adaptation of Anne Frank's Diary was very fascinating and was also made me put the book down for a bit because of how I wanted the ending to be different.

melissajayne Currently Reading:
#weeklyforecast: Am continuing to work on When the Elephants Dance and The Dictionary of Lost Words and hope to finish them this coming week. Started Order of the Phoenix because the book club with my friends is going to be reading Half-Blood Prince for late November and knowing how slow I am reading these days, I want to get an early start on that book.
4mo
melissajayne #upcomingreads: I am hoping to start In Memoriam this week and I need to start/finish The Postcard, as another one of my other holds has come through and I will have devote a lot of time to that one after I get it. I am planning on reading Charlotte's Web for the #deweysreadathon that is coming up on Saturday (they aren't doing sign ups this time around).

Happy reading.
4mo
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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 #Clarissa

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Two Towers #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
🎧 Wild Swans
🎧 Tess of the D‘Urbervilles #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books
📚 Maybe pick up something new

Cinfhen Keep reading! Keep posting! The world doesn‘t stop xxx 4mo
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Since the news from Israel began pouring in last Saturday, October 7 - the only book I‘ve opened is the Tehillim, Book of Psalms. Sometimes words written more than 2500 years ago hold the most power. In these dark days, when hope is almost lost, I‘m finding tremendous comfort and solace through these ancient songs and laments. Im also feeling tremendous gratitude for my Litsy family who have reached out & sent me virtual hugs and love.

LeahBergen 💙💙💙 4mo
JenReadsAlot 💕 4mo
AmyG This is why we never forget. 4mo
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SamAnne I am so sorry. Such heartbreak. ♥️💙💜 4mo
Bookwormjillk 💙 4mo
Jari-chan Sending you strength and hope 🕯️💙 4mo
Cinfhen Scary times and for anyone who didn‘t believe that antisemitism was real, welcome to the world we‘ve been inhabiting @LeahBergen @JenReadsAlot @AmyG @SamAnne @Bookwormjillk @Jari-chan 4mo
sarahbarnes ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Megabooks Sending love across the miles always! Thankful for each check in from you, but praying for this to be over soon!! Hard to see such hate in the world. 💙🇮🇱💙 4mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘m so glad you‘re keeping us informed and finding the time to give updates. Thinking of you! 4mo
Cinfhen The scenes im seeing from central London are appalling!! I‘m literally sick to my stomach @Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole @Librarybelle @sarahbarnes it IS 💯 Nazi Germany 4mo
shawnmooney ♥️💔🤗 ♥️💔🤗 ♥️💔🤗 4mo
dabbe 💙🇮🇱💙 4mo
Cinfhen My heart can‘t take it anymore @dabbe @shawnmooney what is wrong with humanity??! 4mo
Mimi28 Sending love and positive vibes. I‘m so sorry you are going through this 4mo
Ruthiella I‘m glad you are able at least to find some comfort in the psalms. ❤️ 4mo
TheBookgeekFrau 💙🤍💙 🕯️ 4mo
youneverarrived ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
MaureenMc 💗💗🙏🙏 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔🙏🏻 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 💙🤍💙🤍💞 4mo
eanderson Psalms gives us beautiful examples on how to cry out to God. They help us with lamenting. Psalm 86 is one that I adore. My heart goes out to you, Cindy! You and Israel are in my thoughts and prayers!!! I pray for healing, protection, and justice for the evil acts. 🇮🇱🇮🇱💕💕💕✡️ 4mo
dabbe @Cinfhen My husband and I have been talking about this all week (I've been sharing your posts with him), and we both have asked that numerous times. Are these monsters social/psychopaths? Or did their past contribute to their heinousness? I don't think we'll ever have answers, so how to get through? I wish I knew the answer to that, too. I also wish I could give you a physical hug, so please know I'm holding you and your family in my thoughts. 💙 4mo
MallenNC Continuing to think of you. I am glad you can find comfort. ❤️ 4mo
kspenmoll Cindy my families hearts‘ remains with you & yours. I pray for protection for you all. Psalms make me feel unity with a bigger world In suffering & joy. (edited) 4mo
sblbooks I love the Psalms too. I'm glad you're finding comfort in the word of God. Still praying for all of Israel.💙 4mo
Bklover I will never understand antisemitism. It just makes no sense to me whatsoever. You haven‘t been out of my heart for a week. The people you are seeing do not represent us all. I do not understand such evil and never will. Still praying for your peace and safety. 🇮🇱💙 4mo
Bookzombie ❤️❤️ 4mo
TheBookHippie I agree. We had an issue last year with a teacher who was not willing to tell the Holocaust story because she didn‘t find it necessary and said it‘s not like that could happen. 😵‍💫 trying to explain to others that this is a reality and it will and can and does happen is like screaming into the abyss. This is just one example. @AmyG is correct this is why we never forget! 💙🇮🇱 and also say not so very long ago not so very far away. 4mo
TheBookHippie As long as humanity sees anyone different from self as “other” we will have these atrocities. 4mo
Daisey I didn‘t tag you in my book report this week as it just seemed irrelevant with everything else, but know that you are frequently in my thoughts and I so appreciate that you continue to share updates and information. 💕 4mo
Cinfhen At this point, I feel like I‘m preaching to the choir @Daisey @TheBookHippie @Bookzombie @Bklover @sblbooks @kspenmoll @MallenNC @dabbe @eanderson @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MaureenMc @youneverarrived @TheBookgeekFrau @Ruthiella @Mimi28 PLEASE know, for as long as my days will be - I will remember that there are still just and loving people in this world but I feel like my time on Litsy might be coming to an end 💔 4mo
CarolynM These are dark times and Litsy is, really, a trivial thing. But I believe that peace will come again and there will be better times ahead. As always, much love to you ❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB My thought are with you all the time. That you have to go through this, have to witness this, it‘s inhuman. Please stay strong and stay in touch 🤍 4mo
Librarybelle I continue to think of you and cannot even begin to fathom the feelings and experiences from this terror. I so appreciate our friendship through Litsy. Know I am here for you. ❤️ 4mo
CuriousG I am not sure how to process all the truly horrific acts going on in the world right now, and that is with the benefit of being physically removed from them. Sending you love and hoping you can find strength. 4mo
Cinfhen You are all angels amongst us - thank you so much @CarolynM @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle @CuriousG it‘s people like you who DO give me hope xx💙🤍🕊️ 4mo
squirrelbrain I hope you feel that you can stay on Litsy Cindy, but know that we‘re all sending you love always anyway. ❤️ 4mo
MallenNC I hope you will stay on Litsy though I of course understand if it isn‘t helpful to you at the moment. I wish that things could “go back to normal” but u know that is not really possible. I‘ve really loved swapping book lists with you and have learned so much from you. 4mo
Cinfhen @MallenNC I‘d love to keep in touch - I believe you‘re on GoodReads? I‘m on IG cindyhenz and CindyH on GR. I‘ve enjoyed our swap lists as well 🩷 4mo
MallenNC @Cinfhen I am on Goodreads and will make sure we‘re connected. I will look for you on IG too. I‘m not very active on IG but account name is the same as here. 4mo
Cinfhen Great @MallenNC ♥️ 4mo
CBee @Cinfhen oh Cindy, I hope you don‘t leave Litsy. I understand and support you no matter what, though ❤️ I have your email and can always reach out that way to stay in touch. Holding you in my heart every day ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen @CBee hold that email ! I‘m still hoping to one day host you here, in Israel. Peace will come 🤍💙🕊️ 4mo
CBee @Cinfhen I would love that! And yes, peace will come ❤️❤️ 4mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘m on Instagram the book hippie I think you still have my email! (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen I will definitely stay in touch @TheBookHippie !!! Keep on spreading light & love & I still need to hear the Tova story 💙🤍🇮🇱 4mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen 💙🇮🇱 yes for sure! 4mo
Megabooks The first Bible reading at church today was from Psalms. I immediately thought of you!! During the ministerial prayer, we prayed for you all in Israel. I remembered you and your family personally, too. 💙🇮🇱💙 I hope E and A left safely. 4mo
Bklover Oh, Cindy I will miss you on Litsy but I will still keep in touch email and IG You were one of my first friends on Litsy and I treasure our friendship. You will remain in my prayers-please keep in touch. You already know my feelings. 💙🇮🇱💙 4mo
hes7 psalms are so good for all the emotions 💙🇮🇱 praying for you and Israel! 4mo
Cinfhen @Bklover we‘ve shared so much on & off Litsy❤️ you‘ve had dark days too. But we pick up the pieces, move on and become stronger. I‘m not there yet but with your support and friendship I know I‘ll get there too xx Thank You! 4mo
Cinfhen @hes7 prayers and faith are all we have sometimes. History has taught us. But the kindness and compassion of others can be a salve for the soul. Thank you for being there for me. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks The Psalms mean so much to me!!! I hope they comfort you. Psalm 42 is what came to my mind as soon as I saw your post. ❤ ❤ ❤ 4mo
Monica5 Psalms is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Continued prayers for you and Israel 🇮🇱 4mo
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TrishB
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#bookreport
North Woods didn‘t live up to the hype for me.
Loved Hello Beautiful ❤️
Reading the new Peter James, love this series it the basic of one of the crimes in this is puppy breeding/ stealing dogs 😞
@Cinfhen a book report seems a weird to tag you in today so just sending love and hugs 😘

Cinfhen I know I‘ve been “ignoring” most of my tags - I apologize, but it‘s difficult to focus on anything else then what‘s directly happening. I hope I‘ll be able to return to books for comfort and distraction but sadly that hasn‘t happened yet. I LOVE your UK cover for 4mo
TrishB @Cinfhen totally understandable. A have a bad day in work and can‘t read so yours is off the scale! It will return eventually. 😘 4mo
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Susanita
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My friend gave me a tutorial on the TV operation before they left, but I‘ve forgotten a crucial step and can‘t connect to live TV for now. That might not be a bad thing. 😬

Anyway, here‘s where we are.

-The Woman in the Library is weird & unsettling, and we should have a good book club discussion.
-Maddy Clare was interesting & different.
-TTT is still my favorite of the series.
-Happiness Falls is hibernating.

#bookreport
🫂to you @Cinfhen

Cinfhen You can‘t access live TV? Complete blessing! Trust me - you don‘t want to see the horrors. 4mo
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Deblovestoread
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Not much reading last week but did finish 2 short reads and October #NunLit. Also managed to mostly keep up on the #buddyreads. No #WeeklyForecast as I am having trouble picking what‘s next.

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Daisey
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Two Degrees #TRS2023

#CurrentlyReading
📖 #Clarissa
📖 The Two Towers #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #DraculaDaily
🎧 Wild Swans
🎧 Tess of the D‘Urbervilles #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade

#WeeklyForecast
📚Continue current books

tpixie I really liked it, but my IRL bookclub didn‘t appreciate it when I picked to read 5mo
Daisey @tpixie It‘s definitely not a cheery story, but I‘m appreciating it so far. I tend to find classics are better with a group! 5mo
tpixie @Daisey yes the writing/ language is a little tricky. Groups do help! Lol so if they WANT to read the book 😛 5mo
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hes7
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#bookreport

haven‘t posted one of these in awhile, but here‘s how october‘s going so far.

—read 14 books this week (all on audio; no 5⭐️, but enjoyed the chemistry of love & the last heir to blackwood library)
—🎧 cold pursuit #bookspinbingo

#scarathlon #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Fantastic 🐈‍⬛️ 5mo
mom_of_4 That was a good book. 5mo
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DGRachel
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Two picks, one so-so, two bails (not pictured), and three started (print digital, and audio). Overall, not a bad week, eve though I‘d like to have more actually finished. I‘m hoping to get through The Ghost Tree today. #bookreport

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Susanita
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I‘m back from my UK adventure and preparing for a much lower key trip next week.

-Finished Wind… nicely woven story of love and loss amidst a world that continues to require forced migration and family separation
-Happiness Falls is a tense family drama that I‘m tackling in small bits
-Green Mansions is kinda old fashioned so I‘ll probably set it aside for now while I work on other October books
-Frodo & Sam are wandering in Ithilien

#bookreport