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Amiable
Chesapeake | James A. Michener
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Plugging away on my book for #chunksterchallenge2020 👣👣

Crazeedi Remember reading this one years ago! I was a Michener freak for a long time! 21h
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Book_yogi
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Mehso-so

Predictable but cute.

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Litsi
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Pickpick

Simple, sexy and so fun.

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4thhouseontheleft
Bloom | Kevin Panetta
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Pickpick

Publisher First Second has been putting out some excellent LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 content, and Bloom is no exception.

Yes, Ari can be teen angsty and whiny at times, but I can really empathize with his situation. From an immigrant Greek family that can‘t afford to send him to college, Ari struggles to find his way post-high school graduation.

A sweet, slow-burn summer romance set in a MD 🏖 town that I highly recommend! Plus ALL the baked goods! 🧁🥖

LibrarianRyan The oddest thing, I got a notice on my phone that you posted this, but when I opened the app it does not show it, or on the desk top either in my activity list. @Litsy you might want to look into this blip. 6d
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan Hmm, that‘s weird. The Whole post, or just my comment with hashtags? The comment disappeared when I first posted it, but now I can see it again. 6d
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft Not exactly sure. I saw you post as I was scrolling, but when I received the block notification on my phone, I didn't open it right away and when I logged it in wasn't there. It still isn't there, but the most recent tag is. 6d
Cinfhen Weird stuff is happening on Litsy🤨I‘m showing in my notifications comments but when I go to the posts im actually not tagged @LibrarianRyan 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
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Amiable
Chesapeake | James A. Michener
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Where are my Chunkster Challengers? Time to check in for #ChunksterChallenge2020 !
(I know it‘s a few days short of two weeks – it‘s just easier for me to plan from weekend to weekend… )

Progress report: I am on page 235 of 1,024.
How are you guys doing?

BarkingMadRun I‘m terrible, I have read a bunch of books but haven‘t started my Chunkster yet. I will start this week! 1w
Amiable @BarkingMadRun The first page is always the hardest! Strangely enough. Just picking it up and opening the cover is 60% of the battle with these chunksters! (I just made up that percentage -- I have no idea. :) Although this one is a re-read for you, right? (edited) 1w
llwheeler Page 205! On track! 1w
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BarkingMadRun Lol yes it is a re-read. Funny, I‘m reading Joe Hill right now and using a SK bookmark so I am thisclose to starting 1w
Amiable @llwheeler Excellent! And how is “Dune“? My husband and son keep telling me to read it but I haven't had the motivation. Yet. 1w
JenReadsAlot Page 161 of GWTW so not too bad! Great book so far as well. 1w
llwheeler The writing is good. Like most long epics, there's a lot of set up at the start, which I often struggle with. Now I feel like I'm starting to settle into it though (which is a very usual reaction for me with epics, not a criticism of the book). 1w
Amiable @JenReadsAlot great job! That is an excellent book, I agree. 1w
Raemorales Haven‘t started it! Starting in Feb 1w
zezeki I'm also counting it from weekend til weekend. I'm currently at page 172/1053 of 1w
Amiable @zezeki Great progress! Two thumbs up, 1w
Sunraven I did a weird. 😆 I started reading a chunkster as soon as I signed up, and then I questioned my decision, stopped, and have been wondering if I should pick a different one. Apparently I have chunkster-commitment-phobia ... but I feel like I might be able to cure it by promising myself I‘ll read another one as soon as I finish the first one. Sheesh, me. 😅 1w
CareBear I‘m on page 213 of 1157. It‘s actually been a quick and easy read so far for a chunkster 1w
Chrys I‘m only on pg 11, but there was a 39 pg intro! 1w
Catsandbooks Haven't started yet 🤦🏼‍♀️ But hoping to this week!! 1w
Amiable @Sunraven Which one are you reading/questioning? 1w
Amiable @CareBear Good to know! I might have to put that one on my list for the future. 1w
Amiable @Chrys The intro totally counts! 👍🏼 1w
Sunraven I was considering The Water Margin, a book about Kuan Yin, and the Tale of Genji (though I‘ve since realized the first two are only 1000+ pages in the ebook editions and not in the print 😓, while the last is actually 1000+ pages)...

...but after my last comment, I ended up starting the four-volume Anthony Yu translation of The Journey to the West, which is apparently 1,880 pages total. So, there‘s that. 😆
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Amiable @Sunraven You don't have to pick something that is more than 1,000 pages! A few others have chosen to read chunksters that are approximately 850-ish pages. Your new pick would count as TWO chunksters. 😃 1w
Sunraven So I guess I‘m doing a #DoubleChunksterChallenge? 😂 The Water Margin is 848 pages in print, so that one is in range, but the Kuan Yin book is 688. What‘s the minimum page count for chunksterism, do you think? 🤔 1w
CarolynM I'm not trying to do the full 100 pages a week. I read about 30 pages last night, if I get through a similar amount today I'll be happy with my progress. 1w
Scochrane26 I‘m going to start my chunkster in February since I‘m reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn as an extra book this month. 1w
Amiable @Sunraven Well, I‘ve set my own personal chunkster challenge every year for the past 7 years. I try to find a book that is close to 1,000 pages. The minimum page count was 900 pages. The most so far has been about 1,500, I think. But that‘s my definition of a chunkster. The goal of this challenge was to encourage others to tackle their own personal chunksters and cheer everyone on to their own finish. 🙂 1w
Amiable @CarolynM 👍🏼👍🏼 1w
Amiable @Scochrane26 How are you liking “Tree”? 1w
Scochrane26 @Amiable I really liked the 2nd section we read. I think I‘ll really enjoy the book. One of the few classics I like. 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Err, this Chunkster Challenger here have not begun! 😬 Will update when I get there. 1w
Sunraven @erzascarletbookgasm I would feel pretty weird if I didn‘t read all the Chinese classics before I die, really. 😁 1w
erzascarletbookgasm @Sunraven I just realised you started in The Journey To The West instead. 🙂 1w
Sunraven And @Amiable, I‘m not really sure where the lower boundary of my personal definition of chunkster is ... but 1,880 pages is in the safe zone, so I guess it‘s a moot point. 😉 1w
Sunraven @erzascarletbookgasm Actually, I also restarted The Water Margin today (I got part of the way through it a couple of years ago but I don‘t remember enough of it), so I may just keep on going with that, as well. (edited) 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m 120 pages in and completely captivated by being back in Middle Earth. I shouldn‘t have left for so long. 1w
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litenthusiast
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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This was such a fun read. A romance taking place at a Ren Faire in Maryland. I really liked the main character, Emily. I liked the romance between her and Simon as well as the cast of characters in the book. This was the perfect read for the weekend.

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sammisho
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Snowy day in KC! My plan was to take my Christmas tree down finally, but it's 4pm and I am just now getting out of bed. Just going to call today a wash!

MissAimz_55 I still haven‘t taken mine down and stuff keeps coming up haha 1w
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Pickpick

Oh, just finished this ever so beautiful book.

There were a few funny lines in this book, as always in Tyler's writing, but as I listened to most of it on audio I didn't bother writing any down. I'm seeing the importance of noting down quotes from a book as its doubtful you will easily come across them again. It's just that stopping reading to do this spoils the flow.

Here is a quote from the near end of the book that I thought was amusing.

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Thousand-Lives
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Pickpick

I loved this character-driven story of the Whitshank family.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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First of all, I know I'm a bit slow on the mark, but Woo Hoo for Pic Collage!
Secondly, I've just unearthed quite a collection of my mums books, books she had on her shelf when I was a kid. I will have to post some of the awesome, vintage, 50's & 60's covers one day!
And thirdly, as I unearth my Mothers books onto my own shelf, the tagged book speaks of children having to sort thru & throw away parents belongings after passing...lessons for me???

Leftcoastzen So cool to see these.If I found them at a thrift store, I‘d be picking out some. (edited) 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Leftcoastzen Yes, I love them! I'm not sure if my mum read any of these, she's still with us, she's just not capable of remembering if she had read them or not. I hope I get the chance to read a few before my kids end up sending my book collection to the thrift store after I'm gone 😉 Fact of life huh? Confirmed for me again in the book I'm reading atm 2w
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