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ljuliel
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I was wondering if those who are having current or upcoming Readalongs could add their hashtag or information below , so it‘s easy to find you ?
They get lost in the shuffle , so maybe if we had this hashtag #readalongs2020 , it‘d be easier to find you guys.
This can be for any current readalong that will be continuing on into the coming year, or one that will be starting then.
Otherwise, it‘s hard to find what is available.
Thanks.

CoffeeNBooks I'll be hosting a buddy read in January of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. #ATreeGrowsInBrooklynBuddyRead I'll add #readalongs2020 to my posts about it. Great idea! 5d
4thhouseontheleft Great idea! 5d
Lcsmcat I‘m doing a read along of Irving Stone‘s Depths of Glory in January. We don‘t have a hashtag yet, but I‘ll tag #readalongs2020 when we start. 4d
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NeedsMoreBooks @CoffeeNBooks can I join? 😊 4d
SaturnDoo I love this idea. I would probably join in on more read alongs but I don't always see them when I do it's too late. Thanks @ljuliel 🤗❤ 4d
CoffeeNBooks @NeedsMoreBooks Absolutely! I'm going to post the discussion schedule next weekend, and I'll make sure to tag you in the post. 4d
ljuliel Thanks @CoffeeNBooks . I think if we have one hashtag for people to find a list of read alongs, the word would get out easier , so people could see what‘s coming up and when✨✨✨. Thanks @4thhouseontheleft ✨✨. Sounds great @Lcsmcat . That way, everyone can find you. ✨✨✨✨. @SaturnDoo Me too. I‘m in the Binchy read along @andrew65 , and signed up for @MrBook ‘s one in January , but it‘s hard to find them listed in one spot. (edited) 4d
Andrew65 A great idea @ljuliel Yes we will be continuing the #MaeveBinchyBudfyRead in 2020. We read a new book starting on 19th of each month. (edited) 4d
Andrew65 There is also the #BOTMBuddyRead with a new book read each month, with some cracking reads planned in 2020. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie 4d
MrBook Great idea! Mine‘s #ReadWithMrBook 😊. 4d
Fridameetslucy Great idea. I just happened to discover a January one but it would be great to have a unifying hashtag 4d
ljuliel @Fridameetslucy Was it already listed here or in the newest thread ? ( it‘s a bit further up the page yet ) Thanks 😊 4d
ljuliel I found a couple others. I‘ll go ahead and post them on here , then if they don‘t want them included, I can delete them later. I‘ll redo the list once we ( hopefully) have everyone on it. 4d
ljuliel #OokBOok #Discworld #Pratchett readalong. Please look up @TricksyTails @julesG for further information. (edited) 4d
ljuliel #StephenKing #LosersClub readalong of all his books in order. Please see. @DGRachel for info. (edited) 4d
ljuliel #agathachristieclubR2 readalong of all her books . Please see @ferskner for info. (edited) 4d
Andrew65 #CaraBlackBuddyRead Although not sure we have used a tag before, but we will in the future. We read a book each month starting on 22nd. In December we will be reading @gradcat @Crazeedi @EadieB @Tove_Reads 4d
Andrew65 Also be starting #JussiAdlerOlsenBuddyRead Department Q Series. One book a month, all welcome to join. 4d
EadieB @Andrew65 I don't think we signed onto Jo Nesbo yet since we are doing three a month. Starting January it will be Jussi Adler Olsen, Camilla Lackberg and Lars Kepler. 4d
Andrew65 And #CamillaLackbergBuddyRead starting January, Patrick Hedstrom / Erika Falck Series. One book a month, all welcome to join. First book 4d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes got that wrong didn‘t I 😂 Deleted that post and will do one for Lars Kepler! Thanks 😊👍 (edited) 4d
EadieB @Andrew65 Don't forget Ken Follett and Elizabeth George too. 4d
Andrew65 @EadieB We are busy aren‘t we! 4d
EadieB @Andrew65 Just how we like it! 4d
Andrew65 #ElizabethGeorgeBuddyRead We have read the first one and are aiming to read one a month. Still plenty of time for people to catch up. Inspector Lynley Series, Book 2 will be (edited) 4d
Andrew65 #KenFollettStandalonesBuddyRead In this one we are reading the standalone books written by Ken Follett. The December one will be 4d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 @EadieB I'd like to try Lynley series , when do you start book 2 4d
EadieB @Crazeedi just try to get book 1 & 2 done by end of December and you will be up to date. 4d
Crazeedi @EadieB ok, well I'll see, what with crazy holiday. I'm going to try. Thanks!!! 4d
EadieB @Crazeedi Just do the best you can as you can always catch up in January. 4d
Andrew65 @EadieB @Crazeedi Sounds a good plan. 😊 (edited) 4d
vivastory Thanks for the tag @thebluestocking 👍I have a different co-host each month & although the nominations & voting is currently members only, I encourage anyone on Litsy to join the read along & monthly discussion (typically the final weekend of the month) 3d
merelybookish Yes, #NYRBbookclub is run by @vivastory. However is do co-host the #shakespearereadalong with @GingerAntics We are on hiatus till the new year but should be back in January! 3d
gradcat @ljuliel This a really great idea! Thanks for posting this—it‘s very helpful! ♥️ 3d
gradcat @Andrew65 Was it not called #NordicNoir ? 3d
Andrew65 @gradcat Yes, I forgotten to put that in, but also think it‘s helpful to also have a tag with the authors name in. I would suggest we use both. 😊 3d
gradcat @Andrew65 Agreed! 2d
BarbaraBB In the weekend of January 10 @Cinfhen and I organize #BelowZer00s in which we will read the tagged book. Please follow the hashtag for details. Everyone is welcome to join! 2d
Rissreads @CoffeeNBooks Can I please be added to this in January? 2d
CoffeeNBooks @Rissreads Absolutely! I'll post the discussion schedule this weekend, and I'll make sure to tag you in the post. 1d
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ferskner
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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December's book is the globetrotting The Man in the Brown Suit! I hope you'll join in the #agathachristieclubR2!

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ferskner
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Guys, I'm so far behind in every aspect of my life right now, and I totally forgot to post discussion questions for this month's #agathachristieclubR2 book. Find them below! @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @AnneCecilie

ferskner 1.) First, what did you think of the book? 5d
ferskner 2.) The character of Poirot has been criticised for his pettiness, and that's really on display here in his rivalry with Monsieur Giraud. How does his behavior impact your feelings toward him? Do you prefer the kinder Suchet version? 5d
ferskner 3. One critic of the book called it a distinctly French mystery, as opposed to the very English mystery of The Mysterious Affair at Styles. What do you think he meant by that? 5d
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ferskner 4.) The solution of the mystery hinges on Poirot's knowledge of a 20-year-old case. Is this fair for a detective novel to do, since the reader can't hope to solve it themselves? 5d
ferskner 5.) Were you surprised by the murderer's identity? What made it surprising? Who did you suspect? 5d
ferskner 6. Christie famously hated romance in mysteries. Why do you think she included so much of it in this book, even finding a partner for Hastings, when she disliked it? 5d
rubyslippersreads I‘m so behind on every aspect of my life, I didn‘t know there was an #agathachristiebookclubR2. 😕 5d
ferskner @rubyslippersreads Luckily you're not too far behind with this! I hope you'll join in. 5d
ferskner @Crimson613 so it sounds like this counts for #wintergames? I don't see how, but here you go! #tmskellington 5d
Crimson613 1pt! xD 5d
Librarybelle 1. This is a re-read for me, and I forgot how much I had enjoyed it! I like the clues. Christie puts in and the red herrings that are sprinkled throughout. I couldn‘t remember the final twist, and when it did happen, I was not prepared. And, Hastings is an idiot. 4d
Librarybelle I‘ve always found Poirot to be slightly off putting - he‘s brilliant, but there is no way he‘d win an award for most charming! But, in a way, Giraud serves as a perfect character foil that made me really, really like Poirot. Giraud‘s arrogance is extreme, and I think his pettiness is way more visible than Poirot‘s in this book. Of course, Suchet is the ultimate Poirot! 4d
Librarybelle 3. Maybe more theatrics and outbursts of emotion??? Admittedly, I didn‘t see too many differences stylistically from Styles, but I also have not read very many French mysteries, so I probably don‘t have a good basis for a clear answer. 4d
Librarybelle 4. Whether it is fair or not, is hard to say. Did Christie want readers to solve the mystery, or was she concentrating more on characters and setting the scene? She does give the background story about halfway through the book, so readers do have some of the clues. She does this in later novels too - Orient Express, And Then There Were None jump to mind right away. These characters have a past that is related to the murder(s) we don‘t know at 1st. 4d
Librarybelle 5. What surprised me the most was, had you really paid attention to Poirot‘s thoughts from the very beginning, you would know he suspected the murderer. “The Girl with the Anxious Eyes.” Christie threw in so many ideas as to the final solution that I couldn‘t begin to guess (and yes, I had read this previously and still couldn‘t tell you!). 4d
Librarybelle 6. This is very early in her writing career, so maybe it was a test. Or, because this is set in France, maybe to make it more French. But, one of the biggest motives for murder is jealousy, so love can play a huge part in that. 4d
AnneCecilie I liked the book and did not see the wist and turns. I don‘t like Poirot‘s pettiness, but I think that Mr. Giraud comes out even worse. Sachet will always be my Poirot. I haven‘t read much French Mystery so I can‘t really tell. The details of the case is told in a summary to the read at some point so I assume that an observant reader will be able to solve it. I didn‘t not see the solution to crime coming. 4d
AnneCecilie I have no idea why she would find a partner to Hastings. This is not mentioned later on, is it? I haven‘t read enough Poirot mysteries to know 4d
ferskner 1) I think this one is fun, but doesn't feel as tight as some of the other Poirot's that I love. The end is really satisfying, though! 2) I'm a HUGE fan of Suchet's choices for the character, and I think it's interesting that he's said that he based every decision on something he found in the books. I think that Poirot shows his pettiness in how he responds to winning the contest, but I think it's pretty minor. 3d
ferskner 3) I think that Jess is right, that this is a more overtly dramatic mystery than the stiff upper lip feel of Styles. Passionate love affairs, over-the-top ploys, etc. It's more emotional than what we usually see in other Christies. 4) That's a good point, Jess - you're right about Orient Express. I feel that the past case is told later in this book (at least that's my memory of it) and that doesn't feel fair to me. Kind of Deus ex machina. 3d
ferskner 5) I don't remember who I expected - maybe the mother? - but definitely not Martha! This one has so much going on to distract you that it'd be hard to guess. 6) I think this goes back to the French feel of the book - ooo la la! - but she continued to include Poirot as matchmaker throughout the series, so it's surprising that she spoke out against it. I need to read her bio for more. And yes - Cinderella is mentioned many times from now on! 3d
ferskner @Librarybelle @AnneCecilie some more discussion! 3d
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TheAromaofBooks
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Just realized I forgot to post this one the other day! This isn't my favorite Christie, but it's still a good time, and I have a soft spot for Hastings.
#agathachristieclubr2 #WinterGames #MerryReaders #TBRread
@Clwojick @StayCurious

ferskner Hastings really is the greatest. 5d
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - plus, he makes me feel better about my own deductive skills :-D 5d
Clwojick 16 points! 4d
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Librarybelle
The Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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Finished this one for November‘s #agathachristieclubr2 ! I‘m enjoying the re-reads of Christie‘s earlier works.

ferskner Woooooo! 5d
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Linsy
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Pickpick

“As always, I admired the man while disliking him.”

I felt a little like this about Murder on the Links. While I enjoyed the writing and mystery, I didn‘t connect with the detective face-off. I didn‘t care enough about the feud, so I unfortunately found it tiresome. 🧐

#AgathaChristieClubR2
#TBRRead #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals

rather_be_reading 16 pts ☃️ 1w
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AnneCecilie
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In this mystery Poirot receives a letter from P. T. Renauld asking for his help. Before Poirot and Hastings arrive at Merlinville, France, Renauld is found dead. So Poirot together with the French police starts to investigate and try to find out who wanted him dead. The twists and turns surprised me and I didn‘t see that ending.

#AgathaChristieClubR2

ferskner Gah I need to get the questions up! I'm so behind. 7d
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TheAromaofBooks
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Here's my #weeklyforecast - a bunch of randomness!! Hopefully a couple of holiday reads for #WinterGames and some other TBR reads. Also Murder on the Links for #AgathaChristieClubR2
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen It‘s a good plan 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️👍🏽 1w
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janeycanuck
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Ahh, December - the month I start off thinking I‘ll have so much time for reading and then hardly finish anything. Well, I‘m not letting that stop my overly ambition #DecemberTBR. Lots leftover from November, four more books in my never ending quest to #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks, my #GirlyBookClub book, the #agathachristieclubr2 book and a couple that I just really want to pick up!

Nute I never get much reading completed once the holidays begin. I just celebrate whatever happens. I like the fact that you remain optimistic!😊 1w
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Librarybelle
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My #WeeklyForecast ...it seems like a lot, but I‘m in the middle of half of these, or they‘re for buddy reads. Depending upon how my reading goes (I‘m off work most of the week), I may be able to read other books in addition to this stack!

Of particular note:

One Day in December - starting and continuing for #BOTMBuddyread

The Last Hours - continuing for #LiteraryCrew

Murder on the Links - finishing for November‘s #agathachristieclubr2

Tamra I‘m so sorry, but I won‘t be able to join The Last Hours. 😕 My library hold has not come in and today was the day I could start my recreational reading in earnest. (Turning in my final essay - yay for that anyway!) 1w
Librarybelle @Tamra No worries! Congratulations on turning in your final essay! It is a really good book so far, so when you have an opportunity to read it, I hope you enjoy it too. 1w
Cinfhen Another great stack!!! 1w
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