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lele1432
Stoner | John Williams
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Pickpick

One of the best books I've ever read. I cannot understand why it wasn't appreciated more when first published, but I'm thankful #NYRB gave it a second life! A melancholy novel about life, work, disappointment, & the love of literature, this novel was so real & incited every range of emotion in me. 5⭐️s! So so sorry for the delay, this will reach its destination in a couple of days! #LMPBC #Round7 #GroupC #WinterGames #TBRRead #TMSkellington

lele1432 #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2019 #Pop19 Takes place on a college or University campus 3d
lele1432 Fun fact: John Williams retired to my small hometown in the year I was born, and remained there until his death in '94. Which means I unknowingly lived amongst a world-class author during my childhood, not knowing that some 25-30 years later I would read a book he wrote and fall in love. ♥️ 3d
TheBookHippie One of my favorites ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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lele1432 @TheBookHippie it was so good! Now I have to read everything else he wrote lol 3d
youneverarrived Great story! And I love this too 💙 3d
Bookwormjillk I haven‘t received my book for this group yet. Has everyone else received theirs? 3d
lele1432 @Bookwormjillk it's this one! 3d
Bookwormjillk @lele1432 oh great! Ha! This has been on my TBR for years- looking forward to it 3d
TheBookHippie @lele1432 I came across it while researching unknown awesome classic reads a few years ago. What a find. 3d
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the update!! I'm interested to read this one when it comes my way because it is NOT my usual type of book! 3d
lele1432 @youneverarrived such a shame it wasn't more successful when it was first published. It really is a great read! 3d
lele1432 @Bookwormjillk I hope you like it! 3d
lele1432 @TheAromaofBooks lol I look forward to hearing your thoughts! I loved it, but can see how it might not be for everyone! 3d
lele1432 @TheBookHippie isn't it?? This is exactly what I love about NYRB. Finding overlooked gems like this one! 3d
Crimson613 16pts!! 12-11 Ohh now I'm interested!! 😮😮😮 2d
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KarenUK
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Pickpick

Finally I finished #Pop19 ..... and what a wonderful note to end on.... 💕
Loved the tagged book so much.... I did an audio/print combo and couldn‘t stop reading or listening.
😢😢😢 An #infinitetissueread for me....

This was a fun challenge, and I‘m definitely on board for #Pop2020 😊👍📚

LauraBeth Nice! Congratulations! 💃💃💃 4d
Emilymdxn Well done! 4d
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Megabooks Congratulations! This is an all time favorite. Glad you enjoyed it! 4d
Mdargusch Great job! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! 👏 4d
Cinfhen Fabulous and Fantastic 💕💕💕💕 4d
BarbaraBB Cool! I must take a closer look! 4d
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KarenUK
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen
Just starting all 3....

- Dear Sugar will complete my #Pop19 challenge (doing an audio print combo) It has me at the introduction! I‘m loving the term “ radical empathy”!

- Thank you lovely friend for the Shriver novella I just know I‘m going to love...😘

- Tell me everything is set at a liberal arts college, which basically is my catnip 🐱 so fingers crossed...🤞💕

squirrelbrain Ooh I like the sound of Tell Me Everything.... 😁 6d
Chab256 I am also currently reading Tiny Beautiful Things 😉 6d
Cinfhen And lets be honest...the cover of Tell Me Everything is right in your heart box 💙💙💙 6d
KarenUK @cinfhen I hadn‘t thought of that, but it so is! 🌊🌊🌊💕 6d
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lele1432
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Pickpick

Audio loan didn't come back until yesterday, which was perfect because I was able to finish this & have it count towards the #WinterGames! Glad I finally read it. Obscene, creepy, & will make you think of Christmas in a different light lol. Filled with kids & adults doing horrific things & showcases a frightening innocence that does not discern evil from fun. Kate Mulgrew's narration really brought this to life. #HolidayRead #TMSkellington 4⭐️s

lele1432 Using the non-movie tie-in cover as my #WinterReadsBingo for Ugly Cover lol. #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2019 #Pop19 Read in season it‘s set it (edited) 2w
Crimson613 26pts! Honestly, this sounds like something i'd be into :00 (edited) 2w
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lele1432
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Pickpick

Missed the post office yesterday before leaving town, so this will be sent to @rachelm first thing in the morning!

Wholly different from what I was expecting, this short novel proved to be an important work in its own right. Its strength was the use of surrealism to convey the truths & nuances of present-day issues on the topic of immigration; bridging cultures & languages. The translator's note was very informative! 4⭐️s #LMPBC #Round7 #GroupI

Carolyn11215 Sounds amazing! Can‘t wait to read it! 2w
lele1432 @Carolyn11215 I hope you enjoy it! It took some getting used to, and as the translator notes at the end, it's non-standard and colloquial. And just a heads up, there are no quotations used. But there came a point when everything "clicked" and I was like, okay, I get what the author's doing with this and the themes he's conveying. Can't wait to hear your thoughts! 2w
rachelm Exciting! I‘ll keep my eyes open for it! 2w
lele1432 #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2019 #Pop19 Zodiac Sign or Astrology Term in Title 2w
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KarenUK
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#weeklyforecast
2 new ones to start today, though I‘m working a 9 hour shift so not sure what start I‘ll make! 🤦‍♀️
The Trollope is for #pop19 a reimagined classic, and has been on my #tbr forever! Hope I like it as much as Eligible, the only other one I‘ve read from the Austen Project...
Erotic Stories is for a bookclub next week... and is narrated by Meera Syal who I love 😊👍🎧💕

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KarenUK
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#DecemberTBR
A bit ambitious for me for this month, but let‘s see how it goes....
4 books to finish #20booksby2020
2 to complete #Pop19
2 book club reads
1 novella (thank you @Cinfhen !😘) that I‘m super excited about

Cinfhen You‘ve got this!!!!! 2w
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4thhouseontheleft
Otherworld | Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
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Mehso-so

Well, this was an interesting concept, but not the greatest execution. The MC, Simon, really got on my nerves, I actually wish the book had been written from Kat‘s POV. I don‘t think I will be reading the other books in the series.

It is my FINAL ✔️ for #popsugar2019! 🎉🎉 This fills the #LitRPG prompt. Also #BBRC #TeenAngst : not appropriate for MG (violence)

#MountTBR #pop19

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3w
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lele1432
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Pickpick

A pretty insightful history of how the last shipment of slaves landed in the U.S. #TIL when these slaves were freed and denied the option to go back to Africa, they banded together, worked hard and saved their money to be able to purchase land from their previous slave owner, who wouldn't even give them a discount. 4⭐️s #NFNov #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2019 #Pop19 #PublishedPosthumously

rsteve388 9 pts 3w
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ferskner
Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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Bailedbailed

Life is too short to read Veronica Roth.

I do love the title and the cover, though!

#pop19 #booksetinspace

Scochrane26 I‘ve wondered if the books she‘s written after the divergent series are good. She lost me with Allegiant, I was unhappy with most of that book. 3w
Texreader I‘m not fond of her writing either even though I liked the story told in the Divergent series. It‘s just that her writing, to be blunt, is poor. 3w
LibrarianRyan @Scochrane26 Divergent book 1 was so good, but it's like the early success has gone to her head, because everything after that just keeps going downhill. I have this but still havn't read it. 3w
ferskner @Scochrane26 @Texreader @LibrarianRyan totally! I'm still mad that I wasted a week if my life on the Divergent series. I think she has good ideas and then doesn't know what to do with them. She does have an adult novel coming out soon, and I'm curious to know if that improves anything. 3w
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