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Lynnsoprano
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Another #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer book arrived yesterday. I‘m always kind of wary of books and videos that purport to teach singing technique, but the author here has excellent credentials. I‘m keeping an open mind.

VoraciousMind Keep us posted! I would be curious to know how good the book ends up being! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @VoraciousMind Right now it‘s looking like a mixed bag! 1mo
VoraciousMind @Lynnsoprano That is too bad. ☹️ 1mo
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LWagoner
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Pickpick

I read this in a single evening. A solid family drama. Looking forward to seeing the author at this year‘s Decatur Book Festival! #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 🐴😍 5mo
cathysaid I should read this since I plan to go to the book festival this year. I have not yet attended the festival though I live in ATL. I wonder if any other Littens will be going? 5mo
Well-ReadNeck @cathysaid Yay! It‘s one of my favorite weekends of the year!! I met @Theresa There year before last. There are usually several Littens posting and attending. 5mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Mehso-so

This is a decent story, but in need of some serious editing. It is overly long, repetitive, and with way too many characters. The author clearly did a lot of research and seemed determined to use every bit of it in this novel. And that‘s not even considering the lack of proof reading! Spelling errors, questionable grammar and usage broke my concentration constantly. I‘ll put a full review on LibraryThing, as this was #earlyreviewer book.

Suet624 Oh dear. 5mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Time to start this #earlyreviewer book. This is the first one of these that‘s a #chunkster. My expectations are high for this one.

Sunraven Haha, “chunkster.” I love that there are 396 posts tagged with that. 5mo
AbigailDays This one looks interesting! How do you become an early reviewer? 5mo
Lynnsoprano @AbigailDays It‘s through the website LibraryThing. It‘s a good site for cataloging your books, but you can also sign up for early reviewer. Each month there‘s a list of books available and you choose what you‘re interested in. You don‘t get one each time, but I‘ve been pretty lucky. 5mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I sign up for some every month have never gotten one ☹ 5mo
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi I can‘t figure it, because I signed up a year ago in March, and this is my eighth book! I usually only put requests on one or two each month, which makes my success rate crazy. I do always make sure to post reviews. Don‘t worry, it will happen one of these days. 5mo
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Lynnsoprano
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#bookmail Yet another #earlyreviewer book from #LibraryThing. This looks really interesting. Plus, they had me at chocolate 😊

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LWagoner
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Pickpick

An interesting collection of short stories! Emily Koon has put together stories that catch the reader by surprise- ghosts, murder, apocalyptic scenarios. The story named in the title of this collection is a favorite. “We Are Still Here” is a spooky tale of a family that never leaves an amusement park. Also Koon‘s take on the Litzy Borden story is written with a unique structure. #arc #librarything #earlyreviewer #coniumpress #smallpress

keepingupwiththepenguins Ooooh sounds fascinating!! Love a great collection from a small press 😍 5mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

This was my first book by this author, and I enjoyed it. It might not be everyone‘s cup of tea, however. It draws strongly on the history of Barbados and the slave culture of its sugar plantations. It may have been the sugar connection that drew me in, since I live near cane fields. Interesting characters, a plot line that surprised me at the end. Thanks to William Morrow and #LibraryThing for this #earlyreviewer ARC.

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SqueakyChu
Eden: A Novel | Yael Hedaya
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I hope it‘s never too late to read and review a book for #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer as I received this book in 2010. Uh oh! Anyway, it‘s a book about complicated relationships between families on a fictitious #moshav in #Israel. It‘s very detailed. I think it also helps to have a firsthand knowledge about day-to-day life in Israel to pick up on some subtleties of this novel.

Swe_Eva I loved that one when I read it for LTER. In 2010... 😂😂😂 Better late than never. 👍🏻 5mo
SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva It is sooo detailed and goes on FOREVER! I‘m taking an intermission from it now, but I WILL finish it. 😃 (edited) 5mo
Swe_Eva @SqueakyChu 😂 I didn‘t mind that, but you may want to check out her novellas instead. 😉 It has more DRAMA than her others that I‘ve read, but I think right before this one she became a TV writer, so that may have caused it. 5mo
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SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva I still have an unread book by her that YOU sent me back in 2010. 😳 It‘s called “Accidents”. I might have to read that one next! 😃 5mo
Swe_Eva @SqueakyChu I liked that one very much, hope you do too! 5mo
SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva I‘ll let you know in another nine years or less! 😉 📖 5mo
Swe_Eva @SqueakyChu 😂😂😂 5mo
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MrBook
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Today‘s bookish discussion question of the day comes from the magnificent @Lynnsoprano 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is:

A question that‘s come to mind as we get ready to leave on vacation: How do you manage your reading when you go away? How many books do you take? I‘m planning to take 1 physical book that‘s an #earlyreviewer book plus my overloaded Kindle. I have another hardcover in progress but feel that‘d be overload. What do you do?

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RvnclawWhovian I always bring at least one book, whatever I‘m currently reading, in either book or kindle form. How much I read really depends on the type of vacation. If there‘s a lot of downtime, I can usually squeeze in a lot more reading. But 9/10 when I‘m on a trip with all my friends, I‘m too caught up with being in the moment with them to read at all 6mo
Crazeedi I took my kindle with many options, but also took 4 physical books too 6mo
lynneamch I always like to pick a book set in the place where I'm going. It's how I found a new-to-me author and have since enjoyed other books written by her. 6mo
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Amandajoy I usually do the book I‘m reading plus one or two. More if it‘s a longer trip. 6mo
Karisa Minimum: overloaded Kindle for me plus whatever physical book currently reading. Might also depend on if any bookstores are in the itinerary. 😊 6mo
rabbitprincess I took three print books on a four-day trip and read all of them! I like to take several smaller paperbacks rather than restricting myself to one big book, because I will invariably lose interest in reading the big book in that situation. 6mo
TheSpineView It depends on how much room I have in my luggage. In general 1 or 2 physical books and my Kindle that has at least 1K+ TBR. 6mo
marleed I love an audiobook for quiet moments when I‘m getting from here to there on my own on vacay. I‘ll take one ebook (I have to be conscious of weight) but try not to bury myself in pages and neglect the experience of being away from home. 6mo
Soubhiville Traveling is for the Kindle! I also take a physical book if I am leaving the country, as a few years ago they wouldn‘t allow any electronics on the plane- all e-readers, laptops, and tablets had to be gatechecked- 😱. All I had was one magazine for a 16 hour flight. Somehow I survived, but it was close. (edited) 6mo
Cityofamber I fill my suitcase with more books than I do clothes 😂😂 plus my kindle 😬🤷‍♀️ 6mo
8little_paws Just the kindle here! 6mo
tournevis Kindle, Kobo, phone. Little Free Libraries and bookstores along the way. 6mo
Gissy As an excuse to have more books, I try not to take so many books with me because that gives me an excuse to buy books were I go😜and visit a couple of bookstores😍 6mo
Melwilk I don‘t have a Kindle. I just don‘t like reading ebooks. When I go on any trip, I take way more books than I could possibly read. I have this anxiety about running out of books. I do generally leave whatever books I finish wherever I stay for someone else to find. (edited) 6mo
Lynnsoprano Thanks for giving me so much more to contemplate! 😘 You‘re the best! 6mo
wordslinger42 I usually bring two suitcases when I travel. One for necessities and the other for books! I never know what I'll be in the mood for and I love physical books too much to give them up! 6mo
wordslinger42 @Melwilk I love the idea of leaving some behind for other readers! 6mo
Lynnsoprano @Gissy We will be in Asheville, home of the magnificent Malaprop‘s bookstore , so I‘m hoping to do some book buying 😄 6mo
Lynnsoprano @Melwilk I‘ve done that, too. When we‘ve traveled to England, both times we stayed in country houses with libraries. I left the books I finished while were there. 6mo
Sharpeipup Depends on itinerary & mode of transportation. 6mo
inthegreensandblues I just take my Kindle on trips, and there are always audiobooks on my phone! I like to pack light and usually end up buying paper books as I travel. 6mo
wanderinglynn Depends on the trip—where I‘m going, how I‘m getting there, and how long it‘s going to be. If I have to fly, then maybe 3-4 paperbacks & my Kindle. In the car, depends how where, the purpose of the trip, & the lengthy. 6mo
Gissy @Lynnsoprano You definitely need a book from there and maybe you will need some bookish items too☺️ 6mo
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