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julesG
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#BookReport & #WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen

Forecast:
Still working on Crooked Kingdom and my #ARCs, just packed The Twelve Dates of Christmas into my bag for reading on the tram/bus. There will be #Jolabokaflod reading, but I don't know which books yet.

Report:
Had a slow reading week. I watched too much TV. 😉

Cinfhen TV is allowed in “moderation” 😉 1mo
julesG @Cinfhen 😁😁 I had to finish The Rook, although I still have to read the book. Then I watched Carnival Row, people were raving about it. I thought it was more #MehThanYeah. And then I stumbled upon Tin Star and since I #lovehate Tim Roth I had to watch the first season. 1mo
ljuliel Litsy is a ghost town. Not sure if it‘s broken or no one is posting. 1mo
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julesG @ljuliel Probably no one around to post, everyone's out shopping. Or all are posting Wintergames stuff. Don't worry. It'll get busy again in a few days. 1mo
Sace @julesG my husband and I watched the first episode of Carnival Row but haven't felt the burning need to see the next episode. 1mo
julesG @Sace I'm glad I'm not the only one. So many of my friends liked the series, all I could see were plot holes. 🙈🙈🙈 1mo
ljuliel Yes, you‘re probably right on that. I un- muted winter games yesterday just to see if there was anyone around. 5 minutes of that, and the mute button got clicked again. Right now, it‘s so quiet in here, you can picture a windy old west ghost town. All you see is a tumbleweed rolling down the road and you can hear the wind whistling. 1mo
Sace @ljuliel I've noticed fewer posts, but that's because I mute a ton of hashtags. There still seems to be lots of conversations on the posts I do see. 1mo
julesG @ljuliel 😂😂😂😂 I am actually glad for the quiet. I managed to check back 13hours of Litsy posts before my tea got cold. 😁 It's weird though, how much is going on for the games and how little else gets posted at the moment. 1mo
julesG @Sace That's what I've noticed too. There is more conversation on "normal" posts. 1mo
ljuliel @Sace I‘ve got it narrowed down to book related posts , which are few and far between. I guess lots of people have things to do during this week . 1mo
Sace @julesG we watched the first episode after watching Going Postal and CR suffered by comparison. We liked GP so much more. 1mo
julesG @Sace Oh, I'll have to give that a try, Going Postal I mean. Thanks for the tip. 1mo
Sace @ljuliel ah... I guess I'm just not on enough to notice an extreme slow down? Tbh, I mute so much and I unfollowed many "games not books" folks that I've gotten used to the slower pace. It's kind of nice. 1mo
ljuliel @julesG Yes it‘s a bit sad or frustrating that it‘s a book group but you can scroll through hundreds of posts without seeing a single book review anywhere. Sure hope things get back to normal. I‘m already counting up how long it takes before they start the Valentine games. 🙄🤨. @sace (edited) 1mo
Sace @julesG it's based on the Terry Pratchett book. (If it's another MoreMehThanYeah I apologize! 🤣) 1mo
julesG @sace @ljuliel It is nice to have a slower pace here. I should mute more # in future. 😁 1mo
julesG @Sace And here I was not daring to write that it sounds very Pratchett. 🥴 1mo
Sace @julesG @ljuliel I guess I've always been a little more interested in quality over quantity? As long as I get to have a couple bookish conversations a day I am content. Also, when you're actually reading it takes up more time, so fewer posts. If one is spending all their time posting to hashtags when does one read? 🤣🤣🤣 (I hope that didn't sound ugly...I don't mean it to.) 1mo
Sace @julesG I'm a huge proponent of muting 😁 1mo
julesG @Sace Naaah, my thoughts precisely. 1mo
ljuliel Nope, doesn‘t bother me a bit. I just remember when the majority of posts were book related. I agree , quality is better than quantity. 👍🏼 @sace 1mo
Sace @ljuliel I'm trying to do my part by sticking to book/reading habits related posts. 😁 I understand the frustration though. 1mo
Sace @ljuliel I'm only speaking from my experience...but one thing that has always bothered me about online interaction is the "followers factor" (for lack of a better descriptor.) Sometimes I feel like people just want a following so the goal is numbers. Since I would be perfectly happy to interact with the same 10 people I tend to not join ALL THE THINGS. I've been down that road and I didn't enjoy myself. It's me not them. 1mo
ljuliel @Sace I think my concern is that this book group will go the way of countless others from the past. They all seemed to be very active for a few years, then membership dwindles , people stop posting, and they fizzle out. I‘ve gone back into GR , but it doesn‘t seem to have the attraction it once did. 1mo
Sace @ljuliel what are some others that have fizzled? I was on GR for years and I just can't with it anymore. Are you on LibraryThing? 1mo
ljuliel Well, if I go WAY BACK , AOL used to have a really nice area devoted to just book groups. They were really active. That was back in the late 90s I think. Then there was a really nice book forum type group which was run by folks from the UK, but everyone was welcome. It was super busy , but it fizzled due to lack of members ( plus the owners had to pay a fee to keep it open). I think the remainder of them went to FB.I liked Shelfari. It‘s gone. . (edited) 1mo
ljuliel @Sace ☝🏼. 👉🏽I‘ve never gotten the hang of LT. The setup reminds me a bit of GR. You know, the way the messages are, etc ? I‘ve never gotten involved enough with it to have an opinion otherwise. (edited) 1mo
Sace @ljuliel I know many people still mourn Shelfari. LT to me is much nicer and less clunky than GR. I am not a member of many groups, just ROOT and Litsy. I would encourage you to check out the 75 Books Challenge and the Category Challenge 2020 groups. Both are super active. LT allows for a lot of personalization of your homepage, library etc. Clearly I am biased. 😏 1mo
Sace @ljuliel FB *shudder* hell no. 1mo
julesG Now I feel like I should spend some time getting to know LT beyond the basics. 1mo
julesG @Sace @ljuliel Yahoo used to have good groups, too. But it all fizzled out with FB. I hate FB, just check in once in a while. 1mo
Sace @julesG I dumped FB in July of 2016. Never looked back and so much happier for it. 1mo
ljuliel Yes, I forgot about the Yahoo groups, Jules. Those are more that are probably gone, I‘d guess. I never got super involved with them. I‘ve never had an interest in FB. To me, it sounds as if it‘s not a place I‘d like to get involved in. @Sace I may wander around in LT to take a closer look. Thanks for the rec. 😊 1mo
Sace @ljuliel you've got all kinds everywhere, but my impression has always been that LT has some folks that are pretty serious about their books 🤣 I think it suffers in comparison to other places because of design, but they are really working on some design upgrades without losing the focus on books. Again, I am biased and generally feel LT can do no wrong. 1mo
Sace @ljuliel I'm Sace over there too. Feel free to add me as a friend. 1mo
ljuliel Thank you @Sace I think Andrew65 is also pretty active over there. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is just my two cents worth opinion... I don‘t think I would have the friends I do today if if this were strictly a book reviewing app. I enjoy, as I know others do as well, getting to know people. Facebook is nothing but drama. So why not talk about books and get to know each other?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Daisey I read through your conversation when I noticed the “quiet” comment. My feed is also flooded with Winter Games at the moment, but I don‘t want to mute because I do enjoy some of it. Instead I‘m spending some time today searching out other specific hashtags I don‘t want to miss, like the Weekly Forecast and the Tolkien readalong. It is amazing the posting time I can scroll through with a specific hashtag. 1mo
julesG @Daisey The tags are really helpful. I enjoy scrolling through them. 1mo
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Bookworm54
The Pale Horseman | Bernard Cornwell
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Uhtred is a man of action, and peace does not suit him. He comes into his own when strategising and fighting in battle. I find him hard to relate to sometimes as he makes very questionable choices, but he is also honourable and loyal. He becomes more likeable in this book, and you really start to root for him to succeed. I hope he continues to grow with the series!

#LastKingdom #Uhtred #HistoricalFiction #LoveHate

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bullbunny
Hana Yori Dango | Yoko Kamio
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Day 5 of #lovehate
The couple in the Korean drama of Hana Yori Dango called Boys Over Flowers.
The story the same or some what changed. I really was annoyed with how the main guy treated the main girl. And she could have done so much better. Yet she kept going back.. 🙄
@ErinSueG and @WhiskeyMistress

madamereadsalot1 Oh my gosh!!! I loved this drama! I liked that Jan-di kicked his ass a lot in the beginning, but then, yeah... The going for Jun-pyo midway was a bummer. I would have much preferred her to have picked Ji-hoo. Even though he want exactly perfect either. Just much better 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 I prefer the original Hana Yori Dango and even the mainland China version, totally different take. But enjoyed those more than this one 11mo
madamereadsalot1 I haven't seen any other version. I'm a sucker for K dramas. Though I do venture into some Japanese. 11mo
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bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 Hana Yori Dango is the closest to the manga. Though the second made. I haven't watched the original Taiwan one, too 90s. But HYD has 2 seasons and a movie. And all that in less episodes of BOF if I recall. HYD was my first drama ever 11mo
madamereadsalot1 My first drama ever was You're Beautiful. I skipped an entire night of sleep to binge the entire thing. I couldn't stop though, it was so good. Hilarious, cute, just the best. I have a small version of the pig rabbit from the show on my rearview mirror. 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 I watched You're Beautiful with BOF those two are my first kdramas. I have a keychain and the doll! I have seen the Japan version and the Taiwan version. And the Taiwan one is actually more funny! But I think that is because of Jiro XD 11mo
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bullbunny
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Day 4 #lovehate is for Star crossed lovers. The picture and the book do not match.
The one I chose is of the kdrama The Lonely Goblin God aka Goblin.
About a man cursed to become a Goblin, and live forever until he finds his Goblin Bride to save him from immortality
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

madamereadsalot1 I still haven't watched this one. I wish they'd put it on Netflix. I've been told by so many, guys, girls, and even non K-drama fans, that this is a not to be missed series. 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 I have noticed that the episodes are weird on Netflix. But if you search Goblin eng sub, you will find a site with the episodes subbed for sure. It is a great drama, I love the OST too 11mo
madamereadsalot1 I love Gong Yoo. That's the main reason I want to see it, I admit. 😆 Have you watched any of his older dramas? Coffee Prince and Big are some of my absolute favorite dramas of all time. 11mo
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bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 I tried watching Coffee Prince, when I did the connection was bad. I will try again. Yes I have seen Big, he was great the ending had me go wait what? 11mo
madamereadsalot1 Lol! Big was so weird. It was a bit difficult since he was technically a teen trapped in a man's body. Pretty gray area there. 😅 11mo
madamereadsalot1 Speaking of older, excellent dramas with prince in the title. Have you ever seen Rooftop Prince? 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 Yeah but when she decided to leave him when he woke up and chose to wait for the teenager made me go wait what!? 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 I have not or the Ramyn one. The one I did see was Pretty Boys Next Door. Because of that one I became a fan of Yoon Shi Yoon ^^ 11mo
madamereadsalot1 I've seen all the flower boy shows, they're cute. The Ramyun one is funny. Weird as hell, another teenager/adult love story. But funny. The Rooftop princeis actually more geared for adults. It's a time travel comedy with historical elements. It's so good. 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 oh yeah I know.. Just got distracted with other dramas. On a Chinese drama kick right now. Last historic, time travel drama I saw was Moon Lovers. 11mo
madamereadsalot1 I'm so behind on dramas. I think the most recent one I've watch was What's Wrong with Secretary Kim. (It was ok) I'm a huge fan of Park Seo Joon and watch everything of his. Highly recommend them all! Especially Hwarang and A Witch's Romance. 11mo
bullbunny @madamereadsalot1 Yeah I enjoyed him in the Unpretty one and the one where he was a mma fighter. But not yet Secretary Kim yet. The latest new kdrama was Are you Human too? 11mo
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Sorry for being late, took me awhile to think. So I went this way.
@ErinSueG and @WhiskeyMistress
Tagged book I have seen the live action drama, and the manga is hard to find. My Favorite couple is from the original Taiwan version called It Started With A Kiss ala ISWAK
About a not very smart girl falling in love with the smartest boy in school. A series of events, occur and they learn their parents are old friends
#lovehate

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MatchlessMarie
The Tell-tale Heart | Edgar Allan Poe
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Starting the week caught up with the #lovehate challenge. This belated Valentine is for whoever wants it, but especially my sister @hollynations @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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SailorMoon
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Super late for playing #LoveHate but here is my day 5: WORST COUPLE.

It'd be Kathy and Heathcliff for me.
I don't have enough characters to describe on this one post how much I hated them! They are just the worst people ever!

Thanks for coming up with this game!
I had a good time! 💕

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

kplovesbooks Total agreement!!! I hated that book and those two are just awful!! 11mo
SailorMoon @kplovesbooks I hated this book!!! Glad to know there's someone out there who thinks the same! 11mo
kplovesbooks @SailorMoon YES!! I have no idea what people see in it. It's ghastly AND boring!! I wanted to bail on it so bad but it being a "classic" I forced it down. Ugh. 11mo
SailorMoon @kplovesbooks same here!!! 11mo
Susannah Same. Cathy and Heathcliff are the worst. Though I do appreciate that Emily Bronte doesn‘t try to romanticize their totally wackadoo relationship, the book didn‘t do anything for me either. (edited) 11mo
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MatchlessMarie
Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy
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For worst couple I nominate Jude Fawley and Arabella Donn #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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MatchlessMarie
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The star cross lovers fresh in my mind right now are Mimi and Roger from Rent. Just saw my local theater's production last night. #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

AsYouWish My current obsession is the Live version that was on tv a few weeks ago and I have fallen in love with Mimi and Roger all over again! 💙 11mo
MatchlessMarie @AsYouWish 😍🕯️ 11mo
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MatchlessMarie
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I fell behind on the #lovehate prompts earlier this week when I came down with my annual February bout of bronchitis so bear with me while I play catch up. My favorite couple is Aristotle and Dante and I can't wait for the sequel. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

Susannah Love them and the book. When is that sequel coming out?!? 11mo
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