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Stoner | John Williams
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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 1d
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. ♥️ 1d
TheBookHippie One of my favorites ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
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lele1432 @TheBookHippie it was so good! Now I have to read everything else he wrote lol 1d
youneverarrived Great story! And I love this too 💙 1d
Bookwormjillk I haven‘t received my book for this group yet. Has everyone else received theirs? 1d
lele1432 @Bookwormjillk it's this one! 1d
Bookwormjillk @lele1432 oh great! Ha! This has been on my TBR for years- looking forward to it 1d
TheBookHippie @lele1432 I came across it while researching unknown awesome classic reads a few years ago. What a find. 24h
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! 24h
lele1432 @youneverarrived such a shame it wasn't more successful when it was first published. It really is a great read! 22h
lele1432 @Bookwormjillk I hope you like it! 22h
lele1432 @TheAromaofBooks lol I look forward to hearing your thoughts! I loved it, but can see how it might not be for everyone! 22h
lele1432 @TheBookHippie isn't it?? This is exactly what I love about NYRB. Finding overlooked gems like this one! 22h
Crimson613 16pts!! 12-11 Ohh now I'm interested!! 😮😮😮 7h
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@shellleigh33 Michelle the book arrived today! Thanks! #LMPBC #round7 group P
@IvoryLunatic @Bookishthoughts @suvata

shellleigh33 😊 5d
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The Salt Road | Jane Johnson
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#LMPBC #round7 group P
@Bookishthoughts the book is on it's way to you. Sorry I'm a bit late!
@IvoryLunatic @shellleigh33 @suvata
Has everyone sent their books on for December?

IvoryLunatic I did! Should‘ve gotten there today! 1w
shellleigh33 My should be to you Friday @Crazeedi 1w
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Crazeedi @shellleigh33 sounds great!💞 1w
Bookishthoughts Hi, just wanted to check in with you. I know the mail is crazy right now. But I haven't received your book yet. Do you have tracking on it? Hopefully it will come soon. 17h
Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts yes I have tracking! I cant believe you havent gotten , let me check 13h
Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts I just checked tracking number and as of today it says in transit! 12h
Bookishthoughts @Crazeedi oh good! I know this time of year it's a waiting game. 11h
Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts I'm so sorry. I should have sent priority I guess but it's so much more, and i was late mailing it, forgive me. If you dont get by friday i will talk to my postal guy he will look for it for me 10h
Bookishthoughts @Crazeedi no need for that. Everything is great media mail is fine. I just didn't want to miss it and wanted to make sure it wasn't lost. 8h
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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! 1w
lele1432 #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2019 #Pop19 Zodiac Sign or Astrology Term in Title 1w
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Bestiary: Poems | Donika Kelly
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Sending this lovely out to you Friday, @mklong

So sorry for the lateness of me sending it out!
(Plus I just missed the mailman today, grr)

#LMPBC #round7 #PoetryRocks

mklong Sounds great, thanks! And no worries, you aren‘t late at all 😊 2w
mklong It‘s here! The magnets are so cute, what a sweet idea. I‘m a big Broadway musical fan, so of course I chose Sondheim. Thank you!! 1w
HufflepuffGirl90 @mklong yay!! I‘m so glad it made it safely! 1w
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Shakespearience Hey so have you mailed your book yet? I want to make sure it didn‘t get lost in the mail. 1d
DarcysMom Not yet - It will go out soon. I will post when it goes out. 1d
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The Third Angel: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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Hi #GroupM - I am sorry that I am so late getting my book choices up. I will have it read and mailed out on time!
#LMPBC #round7
@Shakespearience @arubabookwoman @mcipher

Shakespearience My vote is the gap of time 2w
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DarcysMom @Shakespearience I am going to give the rest of the group a couple of hours to weigh in, but I am leaning toward The Gap of Time as well. 2w
arubabookwoman I too was leaning toward The Gap of Time. My preference was not for short stories (American Innovations) and I haven‘t gotten along with Alice Hoffman in a while. But it‘s your choice and I will look forward to reading whichever you choose😊. 2w
DarcysMom @arubabookwoman I like all of them, so I am happy to gi with what works vest for the group. 😁 2w
DarcysMom @mcipher Will The Gap of Time work for you? 2w
mcipher I‘ve never read it so it works for me! I‘m still struggling with my pick - it‘s good but I‘m not reading much. I may end up sending it half read to meet the date and then finishing it at the end 😬 2w
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This book was sensational! So fascinating, hilarious, and informative. This might be my favourite read of the year so far! I liked it even better than her book Stiff. I can't wait for my #lmpbc #GroupX #Round7 to read it. 👩‍🚀🚀

@BookishTrish @StayCurious @Jemmygem @michellelav

michellelav I am so excited to read this one!! 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @michellelav I hope I didn't oversell it, but I really enjoyed it. 😊 4w
michellelav @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This one and stiff have been on my TBR list for so long that I'm just thankful I finally get to read it!!! 4w
Jemmygem Looking forward to it 4w
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The Bookseller Of Kabul | Asne Seierstad
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Starting this tonight for #round7 of #lmpbc. #nfnov

jb72 Cool 😎 I‘m starting my book this weekend. 1mo
Kaila-ann @jb72 yay 😊! I‘m definitely excited for this round! 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings I really liked this one. 1mo
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Clwojick 1 pt 1mo
jb72 @Kaila-ann Me too! 1mo
Kaila-ann @Princess-Kingofkings I didn‘t get very far before my eyes started to close but I already have a feeling that it‘s going to be interesting 😊. 1mo
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Salt Slow | Julia Armfield
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A little late to the party, but I'm excited about this #readathon! Here are some of my weekend #TBR choices. Currently 2 hrs in and enjoying the tagged collection of ethereal short stories! Also have my #LMPBC choices I may get through for #Round7 #GroupI and #GroupC, and my next #NFNov pick. Need to break out my snacks! 🤗

#MrBook1InAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

MrBook Wooo-weeee, you are full up! 😆👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
lele1432 @MrBook haha yep it's the perfect weekend for a readathon! 😂 1mo
jb72 I‘ve been wanting to read 1mo
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lele1432 @jb72 I've put off reading it since it came out! I have an unrepentant sweet toothe lol but I think he gives some valuable information in it. I'll listen to it as I eat my sugary snacks.😂 1mo
Andrew65 Sugar is such a dangerous thing as I have found out recently. 1mo
lele1432 @Andrew65 I believe it! It's going to be such a hard habit for me to kick, but I'm not getting any younger and I at least need to reduce my intake. 😩 1mo
Andrew65 @lele1432 I‘m having to do the same at the moment. July 19th Last date I ate a cake. 😳 (edited) 1mo
lele1432 @Andrew65 wow! Congrats on that!! That's gotta take some willpower lol 1mo
Andrew65 @lele1432 Yes, now trying to reduce my carbohydrates. Necessity is the mother of invention. Those carbohydrates and my liver weren‘t liking each other. 1mo
lele1432 @Andrew65 shoot, I'm sure that's hard but you're right at the end of the day what matters most is your health! No matter how enticing those carbs may be! 😩 1mo
Andrew65 @lele1432 Get really frustrated when food shopping in the supermarket! But as you say health most important! 1mo
lele1432 @Andrew65 I can relate to that! I was making myself sick and destroying my gut for a while after developing a gluten allergy because I didn't want to give up my pastas, breads, and cakes! 😩 Thankfully these days they have more gluten-free options available. 1mo
Clwojick 😃1 pt. And great time so far! Keep it up! 🙌 1mo
lele1432 @Clwojick thanks! 😊 1mo
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