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Between perusing the #longlist for the #nba & reading Booklist today, my TBR is experiencing exponential growth. Hopefully, so will I. Having a relaxing soak (which only *looks* gruesome) to celebrate new beginnings, compliments of my Death Card bath bomb from Witch Baby. It‘s week 3 of my new job & everyone knows what power rests in that number. (Some of the books I added would be great, late additions for the #basicwitchswap!) 🖤🦇🛁

Nebklvr Eesh. 2mo
monalyisha @Nebklvr To “eesh” their own! 😜 2mo
sprainedbrain Oh I love the gruesome bath! Care to share some titles from the list that would work? 🖤 2mo
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Kappadeemom 😳🎃 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Sure! Most of them aren‘t expressly “witchy” but they *are* spooky, which I‘m counting. 😉 From the National Book Award Longlist: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (the protagonist is an old “crank” who studies astrology & one of the key questions is about who “deserves” a voice in society). 👇🏻 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Also from the Longlist: The Need is an “existential rabbit hole” and a thriller about motherhood & sanity. “Black Light” is a collection of short stories described as a “primal scream.” I guess what makes them apt candidates & what they have in common is the dark tone & strong, female voice. 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain Booklist is more explicitly-related: Last Ones Left Alive is about zombies & banshees in post-apocalyptic Ireland. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is ghostly AND is by the author of Bellweather Rhapsody, which I LOVED! 😍 2mo
sprainedbrain Thank you so much! These all look very interesting. 💀 2mo
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The Philanderer | Stanley Kauffmann
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain for the lovely books! And I LOVED the wrapping paper! 😯 I‘m intrigued by The Phil....I‘ve never heard of it?! another one for the buddy read list eh! 😉 👍

squirrelbrain How many books do we have on the #buddyread #longlist now?! The wrapping paper is from The Book People (as are the cards) x they have some nice stuff for a stationery fiend like me! 2mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain must be about 10 now! 😆 oh I love me some fancy stationery! I‘ll check em out! 😉 2mo
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#ToB2019 #Longlist is out!!! And it‘s amazing!!! There‘s a bunch of books I‘ve never heard of 😱All 6 Man Booker shortlisted books are on the list, hoping they all do NOT advance. @L_auren can‘t wait to hear your thoughts!!!

Zelma Woo hoo! My early prediction is Circe vs. There There in the finals with Circe winning. 12mo
Cinfhen I like that pairing @Zelma and I‘d love to see Circe win!!!!!!!! 12mo
BarbaraBB So excited about the list again. My TBR is exploding 🤪 12mo
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merelybookish OMG! Must look up immediately!! (I've been slack on my currents reads this year...) 12mo
merelybookish @Zelma I think Circe was in the summer version and got knocked out. I think they only bring back the Summer champion which was 12mo
merelybookish Ooo I was wrong. The Census won in the summer and has the automatic spot. I see several books from the summer tob on here so maybe there will be some re-runs. @Zelma 12mo
AceOnRoam @Zelma I think There There has a very high chance. I loved Circe, but don't think it will be a winner. Not that I can ever predict these winners! 12mo
Zelma @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @merelybookish @AceOnRoam I am just so excited to discussing TOB! 😃 12mo
AceOnRoam @Zelma Hahaha me too!!!! 12mo
batsy Totally failed with this and Booker reads this year and my #litsyclassics reading challenge... But I am always intrigued by ToB books... Maybe 2019 is my year of hardcore of Rooster reading? 😂 12mo
Cinfhen It‘s such a diverse list, I love it @batsy @Zelma @AceOnRoam @merelybookish @BarbaraBB I forgot about the summer rooster 🐔 I was following for awhile but then real life got in the way. There‘s no way I can read this long list but I‘m gonna try to read the competition list. 12mo
Cinfhen Still need to get to that one @BarbaraBB and this list is a real #TBRcrusher 12mo
Cinfhen Oh, let‘s @shawnmooney ❣️❣️❣️ I‘ll let you offer some suggestions 😉 12mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Ive only read 6 on the list but that's my favorite as well! @Cinfhen One strategy might be to eliminate authors who have been in TOB before e.g. Groff, Kingsglover, Atkinson. They typically don't pick previous contestants, although it has happened. 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve read 9 and I own 5 on the list, there‘s at least 10 more I‘d really like to read @merelybookish @BarbaraBB I would like to see Circe advance, American Marriage & The Immortalists 12mo
BarbaraBB @merelybookish @Cinfhen I wasn‘t a fan of An American Marriage and The Immortalists. Circe, Yes! 12mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB I have a copy of Circe but the other two were so hyped...it made me resistant to reading them. 😬 12mo
Cinfhen No, you have to read them @merelybookish but I get how the hype could have ruined them for you @BarbaraBB so go into the book with low expectations, Margot. 12mo
L_auren So excited about the list!!! I‘ve read a dozen so I‘m rooting for Reat and Relaxation and for a Florida. My dark horse hopefuls are Laura & Emma and The Pisces. Can‘t wait for the shortlist to see what makes it!!! 12mo
Reviewsbylola I thought the list looked great too. I‘ve got Ohio on my TBR. 12mo
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Sabrina | Nick Drnaso
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I just don‘t get it. I hated the art and the story is just bizarre. What was the point? Was there even a point? A woman disappears, is murdered, and conspiracy theorists claim the whole thing is fake and send hate mail to friends and family. This is my 4th read for the #manbooker #longlist and I have to say, I am not impressed. So glad I can take this back to the library.

Moray_Reads I haven't been impressed with any of the ones I've read. I've given up. The shortlist is bizarre and disappointing this year 1y
DGRachel @Moray_Reads I currently have two other long list titles checked out from the library and two more with hold requests (just waiting my turn), but I‘m having trouble motivating myself to read the ones I have. I only liked one of the four I‘ve read so far. 😒 1y
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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I discovered the reason my library doesn‘t have these five titles in the catalog is because they haven‘t been released in the US, yet. In fact, four of them aren‘t even scheduled for publication here until next year. So, do I wait, or do I buy them from book depository? 🤔 Does anyone think any of these are “must reads”? #manbookerprize #longlist

moarbookspleaze I‘m really looking forward to The Water Cure. I preordered it which means I‘ll be waiting. 1y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I'd wait to see what the shortlist holds?? 🤔 1y
TrishB I am happy to pass on my copy of The Water Cure Rachel! 1y
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DGRachel @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I think that‘s what I‘ll do. @TrishB After reading your review, I think I may skip that one altogether! Plus, shipping from the UK must cost a fortune. I wouldn‘t know how to reimburse you, but thanks for the offer! (edited) 1y
minkyb This is an excellent question. 1y
Redwritinghood I ordered from BD, but Normal People isn‘t even released there yet. 1y
batsy These are all of the books I'm most curious about on the longlist. But new releases are so singularly expensive over here that I probably won't be reading any of these in time 😂 @Redwritinghood I think that one comes out at the end of August even in the UK. 1y
Redwritinghood @batsy I think end of August is right, but then I have to wait for it to get to me from UK. I likely won‘t get it read before the shortlist is announced, but will see. 1y
TrishB 👍🏻 I honestly wouldn‘t need reimbursing! 1y
DGRachel @TrishB If you want to get rid of it, I‘d gladly rehome it for you, if you‘re sure you don‘t mind. I can email you my address. My email is ucfdg97@gmail.com. Thanks! (No worried if you‘d rather not, I totally understand) 1y
TrishB More than happy 💕 about to go on hols. So will email on my return once I‘m back going to the PO! 1y
DGRachel @TrishB Enjoy your holiday!!!! 😘 1y
TrishB We‘ve just left Sansa for the first time in a doggy hotel 😔 they have CCTV though so we‘ve been watching her and she‘s running about playing etc so we feel a bit better now. 1y
DGRachel @TrishB Oh, I hated boarding my dogs when I‘d have to leave on business trips. That‘s awesome that they have CCTV, though! She‘ll have a great time and be so excited when you come back to get her. 😊 1y
TrishB I just need to stop my daughter looking every 5 mins!! 1y
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My second #manbooker2018 #longlist title finished. This tells the stories of three men and weaves them together at the end in a way that, while not wholly unexpected, is certainly heartbreaking. It‘s a quiet novel, a slow character study, but deeply emotional. It‘s one I wouldn‘t mind owning my own copy of, and because it‘s short, I easily finished it in a day.
#Bailey is still not thrilled to be a book prop. 🤣 #dogsofLitsy #pitbullsofLitsy

wanderinglynn Aw, how sweet! ❤️🐶 1y
Samplergal I‘m ready to read it! Sounds good. 1y
Aimeesue Bailey! 😂😂😂 1y
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DGRachel @Aimeesue I fully expect to be eaten while I sleep. 😂😂 1y
Aimeesue @DGRachel And you would deserve it! Or at least to have your face licked off. 😋😂😂 1y
DGRachel @Aimeesue Oh yes. I would not blame her at all. 😂😂 She‘s a good girl. ❤️ 1y
batsy Bailey's face 😆 1y
DGRachel @batsy She‘s the queen of the eye roll. That is the face of a dog who suffers a vast deal, but with the greatest of patience. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 1y
LeahBergen Poor, long-suffering Bailey. 😂😂 1y
DGRachel @LeahBergen She has the patience of a saint. 😂🤣😂🤣 1y
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Warlight: A novel | Michael Ondaatje
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The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced today. I‘ve only read part of Warlight. (I had to return it to the library.)

Have you read any of these?

Thanks to @AceOnRoam for the reminder that the list came out today!

#manbookerprize #booker #longlist

DivineDiana Nothing yet! 🙁 1y
AceOnRoam I have warlight and 5 others to read 1y
AceOnRoam I am trying to ask my Library as nicely as possible to hurry up and buy the others !!! 1y
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laurenbescoby None yet, just purchased The Overstory! Hoping to read at least 3/4 before the shortlist is announced. 1y
thebluestocking @DivineDiana There‘s time! 1y
thebluestocking @AceOnRoam That‘s a great start! I had to request that my library buy Warlight. I‘ll be shocked if they have more than one or two of the others. 1y
thebluestocking @miralunasbooknook That‘s one soon to be down! 1y
Ruthiella The Mars Room is the only title I‘ve read so far. 1y
Redwritinghood No, but I‘m getting started on The Mars Room and Snap soon while I wait for the rest that I ordered to come in. 1y
thebluestocking @Ruthiella I saw on Goodreads that you liked it! I think I‘m going to try and snag it as a BotM extra in August. 1y
thebluestocking @Redwritinghood Sounds like a plan! 1y
BarbaraBB None! And I want to read them all! 1y
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The Dinner Guest | Gabriela Ybarra
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#ReindeerReads days 16 & 17: My #longlist of books to read is not #shortstory heavy, but I do have Get in Trouble and Barbara the Slut ranked somewhere toward the top.

The Art of Makeup | Kevyn Aucoin
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A #LongList of makeup I want! 💄💋#ReindeerReads