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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: The second of three questions is: Which has been your favorite read of the 2010s?! #BookTalk

DGRachel I can‘t even pick a single favorite for one year. There‘s no way I can pick one for the entire decade! 5h
TheSpineView It is between The Way of Kings, The Night Circus, The Graveyard Book, Station Eleven, and The Wise Man's Fear 5h
Emilymdxn If I had to narrow it down to one fiction and one non fiction (if we‘re taking it to mean books published in this decade not books I read in this decade?). Fiction The Overstory, non fiction This Changes Everything or No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein - I just can‘t choose between them! Those books all changed my life so much 5h
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Bklover Ummm.... what‘s yours, dear friend!? 5h
Andrew65 Wow! What a question! The Night Circus, The Shadow of the Wind, The Light Between Oceans, The Absolutist, The Assassin‘s Apprentice, The Storm Sister, A Man Called Ove, Baking Cakes in Kigali, The Roy Grace Series, The Rebus Series, The Shetland Series, Myron Bolitar Series, A Gentleman in Moscow, The Pillars of the Earth, Black Order (James Rollins), Library of the Dead, Long Time Coming And sure missed a stack or two out! 4h
melissajayne Crime and Punishment. I realize it‘s a hefty book, but it‘s so good!!! 4h
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a really hard question! My answer.. N/A 🙈🤷‍♀️ 2h
TiredLibrarian I need to think about this. Not sure I can pick just one! 1h
Kimberlone The Goldfinch is up there but I really need to spend some time actually thinking about my top reads of the decade... 25m
BookishRedhead Between Battle Royale and Perks of Being a wallflower. Both are amazing and gave me different feelings now
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! This is a three-parter over the course of three days, so here‘s the the first one:

I know we still have a couple weeks to go before 2020, but what‘s been your favorite read of 2019?!

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Andrew65 Read 258 books so far so quite difficult to choose just one book so possibly going to go for a series and chose the Maeve Kerrigan Series by Jane Casey, really Loved Reading this whole series this year. The tagged book is the first book in the series. 1d
ljuliel I‘m not organized so don‘t remember them all. The one that really sticks in my mind is 1d
TiredLibrarian This one was excellent. I'll be pushing it on everyone once it's released. 1d
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ljuliel @TiredLibrarian Wow, that sounds fascinating ! What are the chances that so many kids would end up with the same illness ? That‘s the same author who wrote about the Long Island serial killer. 1d
TiredLibrarian @ljuliel Yes; that's one reason I was eager to read it, because I liked Lost Girls so much. The new one's quite different but as with Lost Girls, he's able to tell a complex story without casting judgments or making people into stereotypes. I found it fascinating. 1d
Eggbeater It was actually published at the end of 2018, so I don't know if it counts. 1d
Scochrane26 This is a difficult question. Out of the non-serious, lighter reads, I would pick Red, White, & Royal Blue. From more literary reads, I think Shout. Nonfiction, prob What You‘re Getting Wrong About Appalachia. 1d
BookishRedhead Between The Institude and Teeth In The Mist 20h
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Would you rather work at a bookstore or a library? #BookTalk

wanderinglynn Bookstore! Because I dream of opening a bookstore bar. 2d
Karisa Library! I'd keep more of my paycheck that way! 2d
tournevis Library 2d
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Scochrane26 Library 2d
AmyG Bookstore 2d
BethM Library. Better hours than retail. 2d
IndoorDame Library! I‘d love to work at a library! 2d
Jaimelire Library 2d
NeedsMoreBooks Library 2d
cwarnier Library 2d
mdm139 Either would do. But my entire paycheck would go to books if I worked at a book store so the library would be better. I would love to work at a used bookstore if it was close to home though. 2d
TheSpineView Both sound good! But I think the library ultimately because it is less commercial. 2d
RowReads1 Depends on the bookstore. Other wise library. 2d
ljuliel I‘d like to work at Audible to see what goes on behind the scenes of audiobooks. And maybe meet some narrators ! 2d
LibrarianRyan In a library you are not pressured to make sales like you are in a bookstore. But on the flip side in the library you are much more at the mercy of a voting tax paying public, many who believe that there is no need for a library if you have a bookstore, little free libraries, and/or google. Those people suck, but they are also who tend to get seats on elected library boards. 2d
Prairiegirl_reading Definitely the library! 2d
erinachu Bookstore! :) 2d
rwmg A library so that my babies come back to me 2d
Sharpeipup Library 2d
TheHeartlandBookFairy Probably a library so I wouldn't spend all of my paycheck 😂 However, and indie bookstore would be an amazing place to work 😁 2d
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve worked at a bookstore going on 15 years and hoping for at lest another 15 years! 📖 2d
wordslinger42 Bookstore! I love my library also and use it frequently so all of my money doesn't 💸, but I do love getting books for keeps! 1d
Peddler410 I‘ve done both. Each has it‘s pros and cons. 8m
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Whose opinions do you value regarding book recommendations? #BookTalk

TheHeartlandBookFairy Fellow Littens 😁 Librarians 😁 3d
ljuliel There‘s a couple people in here whose reading taste is very close to mine, so I‘d go with them first I think. I also read TONS of Amazon reviews. I know some folks think they‘re fake, or they‘re “ doctored” in some way to make a book sound better than it is, but I‘ve had pretty good luck doing that. Sometimes, if there are no reviews, I go with my gut. 3d
vivastory Other Littens with similar tastes, Kirkus Reviews, Lithub, Crime Reads, Tor 3d
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LauraJ Friends and other Littens. 3d
AsYouWish Fellow Littens and sometimes Goodreads reviews. Also co workers, who are also big readers 3d
Angeles NPR and Litsy reviews. My friends have different book tastes and Goodreads is unreliable from my experience 3d
CoffeeNBooks Friends who read a lot, and other Littens. 3d
raeintheworld Liberty at Book Riot. 3d
FlowerFairy Litsy reviews and my children‘s godmother who always knows the very best books to read. 😁 3d
Crazeedi Littens, my daughter, and my gut 3d
Melwilk @raeintheworld I agree with you. If Liberty says a book is good, then I am interested. Otherwise, I follow my gut. 3d
TheSpineView Of course Littens! Also a few friends and my hairdresser that reads the same genres I do. 3d
booksandsympathy Littens, a couple of people I follow on YouTube, my sister, my best friend, my husband. 3d
Bookish.SAM My friend‘s wife is the only person in my life who reads as much as me, so when we get together we talk books... We‘ve discovered that we have nearly opposite taste in books but still love to chat about them, so our recommendations have become “I hated this, so I think you should check it out.” 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ it tends to work. 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you tend to wait for books to come out in paperback before purchasing them? #BookTalk

Crazeedi If I plan on purchasing a book, I do prefer the paperback for the price and easier for me to read laying in bed! Lol 😅😉 4d
Moonprismpower Either work for me. But price wise the paperback is better. However it depends on if the hardcover has a hidden design on the actual book binding, then I will buy hardcover. 4d
Slajaunie I usually go for paperback because of price unless it is one I just can‘t wait. 4d
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BookNAround Yes, I usually wait. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There are my auto buy authors that I want hardcovers for... Beatriz Williams, Greg Iles, Jodi Picoult, and Fiona Davis. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 100% Hardcovers are too expensive, and awkward to hold. 4d
tournevis I wait for them to come out on ebook. In French, it can take a while. 4d
erinachu I buy whatever book interests me at whatever time I see it. Though I am reluctant to shell out the extra money for hardcovers. 4d
rwmg My wishlist is so long it takes nearly a year for a book to get to the top, by which time the paperback or ebook is available 4d
ShelleyBooksie Depends on the book. My favourite authors that I collect - no, I get the hardcover. 4d
ravenlee I buy paperbacks almost exclusively. They‘re easier to hold, take less space on the shelf, and cost less. I buy hardcovers occasionally, but they have to be the right price. 3d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Do you read Holiday Season books during the Holiday Season? Got any favorites? #BookTalk

Crazeedi Normally I'm don't do seasonal reads, but I'm trying to read a few holiday themed ones since I'm doing the winter games challenge. I don't have seasonal books and I am so eclectic when choosing my next book I dont like to be penned in to certain ones!! 5d
TheSpineView I am like @Crazeedi I normally don't but this holiday that is about all I am reading. Blame it on Litsy!🤣 5d
annahenke Absolutely! 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No, not usually... 5d
wordslinger42 I always read a stack of holiday favorites and this is one that I make sure to read every year. The story is wonderful, and the illustrations are beautifully done and so intricate! 5d
maich I read them😊 I have them on my TBR for December and January but still haven't started because I got 2 ARC and want to read them... I love romance and most of the Christmas stories are romance. So I haven't problem with them. 5d
Crazeedi @TheSpineView 😉 yes we can blame many things on litsy, hehehe!! 5d
ShelleyBooksie I love holiday reads. So far this year the fav for me as been The Christmas Train by David Baldacchi. 5d
Lcsmcat I read A Christmas Carol and A Child‘s Christmas in Wales every year. (Sometimes we read them out loud to each other.) Otherwise I usually read whatever I normally would. 5d
tournevis Nope. Too many books, too little time. 5d
ljuliel Nope, I read whatever , whenever. 5d
jb72 I try to read A Christmas Carol each year. It makes the movies that much better too. I love the book and all the varieties of the movies. 5d
Stacypatrice No - I can‘t read Christmas books or watch Christmas movies .... they are too sappy. Sappy makes me want to puke 🤢 I have a lovely holiday spirit, don‘t I? 5d
TheHeartlandBookFairy Yes, I do enjoy reading them. It seems many of them fall along the same plot lines and I try to avoid those and look for something more unique when it all possible. 5d
rwmg I don't read it every year, more like every 2 or 3 years. The book works like an advent calendar with one chapter for each day. 5d
xicanti A love a good holiday romance, especially if one of the characters is a total grinch and the other helps them discover the magic of the holiday season. 5d
LauraJ I‘m with @Stacypatrice! Bah Humbug! 5d
Aloisi_tribe I don‘t like a lot of holiday reads but I read Truman Capote‘s Christmas stories and listen to Neil Gaiman‘s rendition of A Christmas Carol every year. 5d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being lowest and 5 being highest, how often do you read biographies (not autobiographies or memoirs), and do you have a favorite bio sub-genre (like presidents or music artists or sports figures)? #BookTalk

TheSpineView I am a zero. Just don't read them ever! I cringe thinking about it! 6d
tournevis Zero. I only read them, as well as autobiographies and memors, if I need to for research. Otherwise, I avoid at all cost. 6d
ljuliel I prefer memoirs, but I‘ve read some REALLY good biographies. Unbroken , Team of Rivals , Destiny of the Republic , Tuesdays With Morrie , Archie and Amelie.........the list could go on , but yes, I like biographies. 6d
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rwmg I suppose I'm somewhere between a 1 and a 2. I read them occasionally but they are not a genre I go out looking for 6d
Crazeedi When I was young I read a whole series of biographies my library had. And I fell in live with reading them. They have to be well written though. There are some I've read that are just too dry... but I live reading them 6d
TiredLibrarian Probably a 3? I like rock musician bios (although I've read way more memoirs than bios), Tudor era bios, and the just plain quirky (like Ghosty Men, the story of the hoarding Collyer brothers).
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CoverToCoverGirl I like biographies on royal families, especially the British royal family or other types of historical people. I have an odd quirk, I prefer to read only about people who were born before 1900 and I can‘t explain why. 🤷‍♀️ I just finished an amazing biography (edited) 6d
KarenUK Zero too! 🤦‍♀️ 6d
DGRachel Probably a 1, but I have several on my bookshelf. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1.... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
megnews Zero 6d
BookishRedhead 3. Even though I prefer to read from the real people, I do enjoy biographies, favourites are Royal Family and women in Rock. 6d
LeahBergen Frequently! My faves are author biographies and royal biographies. 😄 6d
vivastory Zero 6d
EadieB @MrBook Probably a 1 for me. I've read a biography of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Madeline Albright. So I guess you could say that I like political biographies. 6d
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The Cheerleaders | Kara Thomas
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It‘s a little later than usual but I finally got my November wrap up video up! I‘m excited to talk with you about the books I finished last month: https://youtu.be/1tCHRTxp5FU

#novemberwrapup #bookreviews #booktalk #wellread #readinglife #booked #bookpile #youtubeforbooks #booktube #happyreading #arcs

EadieB @Butterflyamore Sad to hear you didn‘t like The Other Woman as I have the ARC too however, I have read her Paula Maguire series and found the books very well written. I am interested in reading Darling Rose Gold, The Cheerleaders and Trace of Evil from your reviews. I‘ve read 13 from November but did not read any NF. My favorite reads are Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy, The Third Twin and Night Over Water by Ken Follett - all 5 stars from me. 6d
EadieB @Butterflyamore The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica is a psychological thriller that I know you will love! It was hard to put down, suspects galore, edge of your seat surprise ending. So check that one out! Really good! I have to listen to your movie YouTube as I was traveling home from Mexico when I got it the other day. Your tag today has reminded me to do that so I‘ll be back to you after I finish it. 6d
Butterflyamore @EadieB I have been hearing lots of great things about The Other Mrs. I definitely want to read it! I‘ll probably wait until it comes out, as I‘m a little overwhelmed with ARCs right now and want to be able to read some of my other books, too. I did see one review state that they couldn‘t believe that the same mind that wrote the Paula Maguire series wrote The Other Wife. Maybe I‘ll reconsider my stance on not reading another one of her books. 6d
EadieB @Butterflyamore I would definitely check out her Paula Maguire books! 6d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: When you read a book set in a particular place, do you engage in some of that culture, like the food and music for example? #BookTalk

Gissy Yes! 1w
Emilymdxn More often ill read a book and that will make me want to do something else cultural but I normally do it after the book is done just cause timings! 1w
TheSpineView If I am not familiar with the place I will look at the location on a map. Also, I look for pics of the location. 1w
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mdm139 Usually the food. Like if linguine is mentioned in the book I have to have it too. 1w
ljuliel I‘ll second @TheSpineView I do the same, usually look up photos to see scenery or people the book is about. 1w
Reagan Sometimes but usually specific to non-fiction. I was super into orchids when I read The Orchid Thief, things like that. 1w
TheSpineView @ljuliel I love seeing pictures of places I have never been! 1w
TiredLibrarian @TheSpineView Same; I love to look up the places on maps and in photos. Sometimes I listen to music from that time and place too.
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Sharpeipup Sometimes 1w
rwmg If I can, I will get local food. I often listen to any music mentioned in the book. 1w
TheHeartlandBookFairy For me, it's usually a food thing 😁 But even more frequently, I'll find myself talking differently lol 😂 Using phrases that are frequently used in the book or speaking with an accent. French, Spanish, British, etc. I find it hysterical that I pick this up from books 😂 1w
TheSpineView @TiredLibrarian Hadn't thought about period music. I'll have to next time I get curious.😊 1w
CaseyLea I always try to listen to a song if it‘s mentioned. One of the last books I read contained an old bit of English folklore in it and I found myself researching it for ages online! 7d
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Have you ever borrowed from any Little Free Libraries?! #BookTalk

Leftcoastzen Yes , I tend to get one then return one .We have 2 in our neighborhood,one just for kids books.When I find kids books in good condition at thrifts I buy them for the little free library, especially kids classics. 1w
Bookwormjillk Yes, quite often although I‘m more likely to leave a book than take one. 1w
Lcsmcat I tend to leave books I‘m finished with in LFLs and sometimes I find books I want to read. But often I just leave books. 1w
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SaturnDoo There are 4 or 5 close to home. I usually leave more books than I borrow. I usually find the books I take get borrowed 🥰 so it's a win/win situation for me. 1w
tournevis Taken and given. 1w
ljuliel Yes, I traded twice. I‘ve dropped off books a few times without taking any. 1w
TheSpineView Yes. Mostly I drop off books when I am done reading them. 1w
mdm139 Yes 1w
JacqMac I usually drop off just drop off. It‘s a great place for books you don‘t love, because there is always someone out there who will like them. 1w
jdiehr Of course! 1w
TheBookHippie I donate to them ❤️ I have made a few good trades. 1w
xicanti If I know I‘m gonna be near one, I carry a few books with me to leave there. It‘s a lot rarer for me to take a book, these days. When I do, it‘s usually something I think a family member might like. 1w
CSeydel Oh yes! I also donate, but occasionally I find something I‘ve been wanting to read. 1w
wordslinger42 I've never found one in my area! I have thought about starting one next spring 😊 1w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego All the time. There were at least 7 near my old place. 1w
Minimalgrl Yes I‘ve borrowed and contributed 🤓📚🥰 1w
Kappadeemom No, but leave books there often. Law, I don‘t need anymore books on my TBR 🤪 1w
Slajaunie No but I added a bunch of books to the two near me. 1w
TheHeartlandBookFairy Absolutely! I built and steward two little free libraries myself and consider it a steward perk to read a book that's been shared to my libraries before resharing it. I also share books with a lot of other little free libraries. I'm really trying to limit myself due to my out of control TBR stack but every once in a while a book still has to come home with me temporarily 😁 1w
TracyReadsBooks No but I donate to them all the time. 1w
plemmdog I added one to our yard a year ago. The only book I read so far which someone else left besides me was Normal People by Sally Rooney, and loved it. 1w
Lynnsoprano There‘s one in a park near us, but I‘ve only ever seen children‘s books in it. Maybe if I donate some adult fiction it would get the ball rolling. The problem is that we don‘t normally pass it unless we‘re out walking, and I don‘t think to take books along on a walk. 1w
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