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Slow Learner | Thomas Pynchon
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#under250pages #GratefulReads 2 thin volumes from 2 authors who tend to pen #chunksters This Pynchon a mere 193 pages the DeLillo, 117.

BarbaraBB I have never dared to read Pynchon... 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1mo
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The Wolfe | Kathryn Le Veque
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All the 🌟‘s. For all you medieval romance enthusiasts out there this one is for you! It was epic! William “The Wolfe” de Wolfe and Lady Jordan “Jordi” Scot are well developed and oh so engaging. Added in were many well developed secondary characters, thus the reference tabs, so many future stories. I felt like I was there. The villains and obstacles were many, never a dull moment.. wished it was longer than 800+ pages. #Chunksters #DeWolfe

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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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#SoaringScores #EntryIntoTheGreatHall #BookishConfession I‘ve never read Hilary Mantel🙈where should I start?!!! Are they all #chunksters ?!?! #PageCountPhobia

SamAnne I‘m wondering too! Recently picked up a couple of her books used. I‘m thinking of starting with Wolf Hall. Other suggestions? (edited) 1mo
merelybookish I've only read Wolf Hall. I liked it. It's historical fiction with a slant 1mo
BarbaraBB I liked Wolf Hall too. Aftereards I started its sequel, Bring up the Bodies, but I couldn‘t get into that one. I‘ll try again, one day.... 😉 1mo
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Kalalalatja I have read Wolf Hall, and I wasn‘t impressed 😅 and it is a bit chunky 1mo
CarolynM I loved Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. I'm not looking forward to the last one in the trilogy though. That's the problem with fictionalised history - you know where it's going. 1mo
Centique I loved them too but then I love this period of history and I‘m hungry to get a good feel for that world. It will be either love or hate for you I think. So #borrowdontbuy 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks for all the feedback @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @Centique I think the #BorrowNotBuy is a good idea 💡 and I hear ya @CarolynM although I‘m fuzzy with all my world history 🤪 1mo
Cinfhen @SamAnne seems like Wolf Hall is a good place to start!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I like audio for chunksters, so maybe that‘s a way to go. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll look into that option @Hooked_on_books Good suggestion 😌 1mo
jillrhudy The third book in the trilogy is coming out March 3 with a 300,000 first printing from Henry Holt & Co. 1mo
RealBooks4ever Loved Wolf Hall. It's not a tough read, never mind the page count. 💜 1mo
CrowCAH I enjoyed the PBS miniseries based on this book! 1mo
TrishB Love these ❤️ I can‘t wait for the 3rd! 1mo
vivastory I LOVED the following (& it's not a chunkster) 1mo
Reviewsbylola You shouldn‘t start. 😆 1mo
Reviewsbylola Granted, I‘ve only read the first 150 pages of WH but never again!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I do think Mantel is very talented, but I don‘t have the energy or headspace that her books require. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @Reviewsbylola I think I may be in the same boat as you!!! Head space is KEY these days!!! 1mo
BkClubCare I loved the style of Wolf Hall - history truly as it lives and breathes. #SuperRooster 3w
Cinfhen I think I‘m gonna finally give this book a try @BkClubCare 3w
BkClubCare @Cinfhen - the audiobook was pretty good. I think it added to the drama and narrator made it easy to discern characters. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m always looking for audio suggestions so that‘s really good to know. Thanks 😊 3w
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Over 800 pages! In most cases, I can say I read the book before the movie/series, not this time.Didn‘t have HBO but starting watching GOT on DVD in 2017 .Got HBO just to watch the last season , & am rewatching it again.Excellent book,hope to get to the other books ...soon.Great characters ,great adventure,where is that last book Mr. Martin?🤔

CoffeeCatsBooks Nice thing about coming to the series later, at least you don‘t have to wait years in between all the books (just this last one/two). 2mo
Leftcoastzen @CoffeeCatsBooks Indeed! If I wasn‘t so backed up with #chunksters I would probably start the next one. 2mo
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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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What to do when the kiddo wakes you up at 3? Get some quiet reading in on some #chunksters!

The Overstory is amaaaaazing.

I love Neal Stephenson, but can the man write a book under 500 pages??? I‘m nervous about this one, v. v. mixed reviews.

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While I was shopping for shoes my hubby stumbled upon a book store. He bought 3 books!!! I think he‘s been Litsyfied 😂Two of his books are #chunksters 📚📚of course I couldn‘t let him be the only one to buy a book...I got one too ( and a new pair of shoes 😉) Can you guess which book was my choice???

Crazeedi Letters , the top one! 4mo
Cinfhen 👍🏽 @Crazeedi 💗 4mo
Cinfhen What I like about my copy is it‘s the revised edition. It contains responses from Palestinians who share their own dialogue and beliefs. Should be fascinating 4mo
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Dolly They all look good to me and congratulations on a mate who‘s literate. I wasn‘t so lucky. 😏 4mo
Crazeedi @Dolly I agree they all look good ! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Dolly 😂 🙏 4mo
DivineDiana Does that say colehaan.com??? And what book store did you discover, pray tell? 4mo
Cinfhen This was actually in NJ last week 🤫but I never posted the book/ shoe haul @DivineDiana 🤭sorry I can‘t share a local discovery with you 😘 4mo
DivineDiana Glad you found one! At first, I thought that the shoebox was a book spine and colehaan.com was the name of the book! 😂 4mo
MicheleinPhilly We‘re going book shopping tomorrow. I‘m taking you to Shakespeare & Co. 😉 4mo
Cinfhen Really??? @MicheleinPhilly we‘re flying to Paris 🙌🏻❤️I didn‘t know Philly has a Shakespeare & Co !!!!! I‘m sooooooooo excited 😃😃😃😃😃😃 4mo
MicheleinPhilly It‘s AMAZING! I ❤️ it! 4mo
Cinfhen Tomorrow is gonna be #Epic 😘 @MicheleinPhilly 4mo
Cinfhen I better get cash @MicheleinPhilly 😜 4mo
Cinfhen I just Googled the store @MicheleinPhilly looks UH.MAY.ZING 4mo
MicheleinPhilly It is! Blowing my paycheck for sure. 👌🏼 4mo
BarbaraBB That was easy, the upper one! Also, I envy you and @MicheleinPhilly ! Have fun & lots of books! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB hopefully we‘ll get our do-over real soon xx Too bad you‘re US road trip didn‘t pass through Philly 😢 4mo
TrishB Enjoy your day ❤️ I have been looking at that letters book! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB wish you were joining us♥️ 4mo
BarbaraBB All the Rivers makes me want to revisit Israel too so maybe I‘ll plan a trip next year 🤞😘 (edited) 4mo
Reviewsbylola Def knew it was the top book! Your husband is too funny. 4mo
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Yay!I‘m a little mad at myself,I‘m stalled on my #booked2019 challenge , reading serious books and #chunksters that I am enjoying but...what a breath of fresh air this Biden/Obama bromance mystery was!Just needed something lighter and this book did the trick.I know there is a second one out, looking forward to reading more of this series.Clever and fun.🥰

Bklover I bought this quite a while back but haven‘t read it yet- it does look fun! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks I keep hoping to come across this in the used bookstores but no luck yet! Which is kind of odd, considering that I live only 7 miles from the Delaware border 😂! 4mo
Leftcoastzen @ValerieAndBooks So funny , there was so much Litsy love for this book and I found it cheap, I think you will too! 4mo
Leftcoastzen @Bklover it‘s a great palette cleanse, jump when the moment is right! 4mo
Suet624 Especially now this book is a great cleanse all the way around. 4mo
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Just signed up for the #HSreadathon! https://bit.ly/2SZAlsq Looking forward to spending my quiet August trying to blast through my TBR pile...but guys, do you have any idea how many #chunksters are on said pile? Or how much my pile blew up after the local bookstore decided to move and made all their books $2 to lighten the load? These are just the TBRs I have WITHIN ARMS REACH! 😆 😆 😆

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Major #unpopularopinion time. But that's the beauty of places like Litsy, it's always fun to share ?

I'm really not having luck with some of these recent releases. For this, I found it just plain messy, so much that I couldn't buy into the "fun" that it was probably supposed to be. Especially after strongly disliking The Last Time I Lied, this is just not an author I jive with.

Anyone else not a fan? Would love to hear your thoughts! #botm

Megabooks I didn‘t like Final Girls that much. I have TLTIL from BOTM, but it‘s part of the backlog. I didn‘t see the the point of getting this one. Doing the BOTM challenge in 2017 soured me to mysteries/thrillers. 4mo
erank58 @Megabooks I've been having such a problem with BOTM thrillers lately. They just aren't doing anything for me! I think I'll stick to their other picks for a few months 👌 4mo
cherinium I've only read Final Girls. I wasn't blown away by it, but did find it to be a nice palate cleanser between some epic fantasy #chunksters. I have the other two Sager books on my shelves, but am in no huge hurry to get to them. I'll probably pick them up when I want something to read quickly as a break from the longer, more involved books 4mo
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erank58 @cherinium I think that's exactly what his books are good for--they are entertaining and fast paced, but not heavy-handed. I have heard that Final Girls is the one people have liked the least, so maybe this one will work for you! 4mo
cherinium @erank58 You never know. I feel like sometimes you get lucky and read a book at the right place and time in your life, and it just clicks. On the other hand, sometimes you pick a book up at the wrong time and can't enjoy it even if it's in your normal wheelhouse. I will sometimes give a so-so book a second chance if I feel I was just in the wrong headspace the first time around. 4mo
ravenlee I read The Last Time I Lied on a whim and found it pretty mediocre. Mildly entertaining, but I didn‘t think it was terribly thrilling or suspenseful. Not too interested in following this author, myself. 4mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m a big fan of the mystery/thriller genre, but I just don‘t like Sager. I liked the second half of Final Girls, so I read his second book and thought it was awful—a whole lot of writing with almost no plot. I won‘t even bother with this one. I don‘t really get the love for him. 4mo
Marilyncjackson I didn‘t like this book either. I found it very boring. It was labeled a gothic thriller (and that‘s what other reviewers said) but it was so very boring. I was able to skip from page 66 to 20 pages from the end and get the general idea of what was going on. There was so much repeating, and “telling” from the author that you didn‘t need to read the whole book to get the story. I said I bailed on it because I only read 1/4 of it. 4mo
cherinium @ravenlee @Hooked_on_books @Marilyncjackson @Megabooks I'm happy to see some people speaking out about things they did not enjoy about Sager's books, because my feed is usually filled with raving reviews of his books. At the same time, your comments are not mean spirited and harsh like many negative reviews on Goodreads. I love that Litsy is a platform where it's ok to admit you don't like something without making those who do like it feel bad. 4mo
Marilyncjackson @cherinium that‘s why I tend to like Litsy better for reviews because people are more professional and less personal (by this I mean personally attacking authors which is not cool) thank Goodreads. It is also nice to know I am not alone in my dislike of this book. 😊 4mo
cj82487 I have this book on my shelf right now to eventually read but I keep coming across mixed reviews on it too. I was excited to pick it but now it sits there for the moment I decide to pick it up and actually read it 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
erank58 @cj82487 I'll be curious what you think of it! 4mo
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