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Bookjunkie57

Bookjunkie57

Joined April 2016

You can‘t read all day if you don‘t start in the morning. www.goodreads.com/bookjunkie57
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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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I may have shopped before the children even got to class this morning. 😉

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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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Book fair starts at school tomorrow. I have pre shopped and may have asked a Librarian to put something to the side for me. 😈

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Cryptid Club | Sarah Andersen
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Also starting this unplanned monster tome (about monster not large 🤣) today because it‘s helping me ignore my to do list. 🙃

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

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This was not on my #Scarathalon #Watchlist but that‘s only cause I did not know it existed. Watching right now.

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Librariana I recognize Manila, Monet, Ginger, and Lady Bunny. Is that Jujubee up front? Will definitely have to give it a view 😁😊 2d
Bookjunkie57 Yes that‘s her. I haven‘t heard of a few of these queens but they introduce them in the opening number. 2d
Clwojick Amazing! I‘m going to have to watch this! 2d
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Evening plans with my alcohol support bear. #bucketlist #amreading #Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 🫣😆😂🐻 3d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Thanks to a long wait at the pharmacy and a series that never fails to keep my attention I surpassed my #20in4 goal of 500 pages. 🎉 My second goal was finishing my 3 current reads. I only finished one of the 3 but I‘m not complaining.

6 more hours to add to my #Scarathlon Readathon participation. Yay!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I guess I overestimated how over my slump I am. Oh well, I finished Drunk on Love but barely read any pages in my other two books.

I stink at turning on a timer so I‘m going to estimate 5 hours for #scarathlon

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Great job! 4d
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#Scarathlon inspired #BookspinBingo ready to go. I‘m still slumping but hopefully I‘ll get 10 books read this month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 5d
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Okay here are most of the games, challenges and readathons I‘m participating on for #Scarathlon I‘m sure this will evolve over the month but it‘s a great start. I‘m excited.

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Let‘s go! 🦇🖤🦇 7d
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Disappointed | Nenne Moberg
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Spent significant time today picking out and printing all of my readarhons and challenges for #Scarathalon2022 with the intent of organizing them notebook and getting all ready for Saturday but I left all of the papers on my desk at work. I‘m so disappointed in myself and my memory. 🤦🏾‍♀️

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goal for this month‘s #20in4 is to finish my current reads so I can fully immerse myself in the #Scarathalon2022 fun.

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Halloween #Bucketlist ready to go. I can‘t tell If this is too many or too few activities but I can‘t overthink it any more today. Can‘t wait to get started this weekend.

*edited to include catching up on reviews. I‘m like 20 in the hole 😳

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick It‘s great! I‘ve seen anywhere from 5-30 item, so you‘re right in the middle. 🖤 1w
Bookjunkie57 @Clwojick Perfect 💜 1w
Bookjunkie57 @Clwojick Perfect 💜 1w
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I always try to read until the last moment but I really don‘t think I‘ll finish a new book by tomorrow so here is my September #BookspinBingo results. Still feeling kinda slumpish so finishing 7 books is not too shabby.

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A #Scarathlon heavy Spook-tacular #Bookspin #Doublespin #BookspinBingo list ready to go. For October we will test my ability to follow a more specific TBR. As a mood reader, this will be the real challenge. 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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I finished my book and had to start a new one so I picked up something from my #Scarathalon TBR. Fortunately I read slow so it will probably take me til well in October to finish it.

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 🤣 This looks fun! 1w
Bookjunkie57 @Clwojick picked up the second in the series solely for the title. I enjoyed it so I figured I should complete the series. 1w
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#SuperSeptember Wrapup

450 of 500 page goal read. (So close)
1 book finished (A Hard Day for a Hangover)
Made progress on two other books.
Overall not my most active readathon but not too bad for a slump.

Andrew65 Great, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 1w
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Eek! Totally forgot about the team watch/reads. I‘ve had the Joanne Fluke series on my TBR for years so this is my sign to start it, right?

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Right! 🖤🦇 2w
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I present your my #Scarathlon #Watchlist

I really can‘t predict the mood of what I will actually watch but this is what I definitely want to see.

#Scarathalon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Beetlejuice! 2w
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Witches and vampires and murders, oh my.

Her is my extremely overcrowded List of #Scarathlon hopefuls (aka my October TBR) I‘m a mood reader so I hope I have something to cover every mood. I‘m not a horror fan but I love paranormal so I‘m leaning into it hard.

@Clwojick #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2022

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#CurrentlyReading

Here is a late update of what I have going on this week. I can‘t pick an audiobook to save me and I think it‘s a sign of a slump coming on. I am also loosely participating in #SuperSeptember but I‘ve yet to break 100 pages. Not going to stress about it though. I know the mojo will come back when it‘s ready.

Andrew65 I‘ve hit a slump so can sympathise. 2w
Bookjunkie57 @Andrew65 I hope it passes quickly 2w
Andrew65 @Bookjunkie57 still going strong today 🙈 2w
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The Love Connection | Denise Williams
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I finished a book yesterday. September has been a really slow reading month.

#BookSpinBingo

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Sick Day | Steven Banks
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I‘ve had the most lazy sick day. Slept in, ate a tiny breakfast, laid on the couch, took a nap, went to the Dr and got some meds, laid around some more. An eye infection should not take this much out of a person.

alisiakae Feel better soon! 3w
Bookjunkie57 @alisiakae thank you. The meds are helping 3w
Dilara I hope you‘re better soon 3w
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Librariana Oh no! 😟 Sounds miserable 🙁 Feel better soon! Hope the resting helps! 💜 3w
megnews Oh no! I hope you‘re feeling better soon!! 3w
SW-T Hope you start to feel better soon. 💜 3w
PaperbackPirate Get well soon! 💙👀 3w
bthegood Get well soon - 3w
Sharpeipup Hope you better! 3w
Bookjunkie57 Thanks everyone. Rest and meds are definitely helping. 3w
TheSpineView How awful! Hope you feel better soon! 3w
Megabooks Get well soon! 3w
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I love visiting old friends on new adventures.

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It‘s a Matter of Midlife and Death (which is not in the database and I‘m at work so can‘t add right now). Im obsessed with this series. Read books 1-5 in like two weeks. It‘s a fantasy with romance undercurrents and a fantastic family of characters.

#CurrentlyReading #LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! 1mo
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Finally got my September #BookSpinBingo board together. I‘m so behind 🤦🏾‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 1mo
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ARC email might just be the best email.

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I have an addiction to television. I spend way too many hours on the couch with my blanket and tv.

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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Nutmegnc Any show recs??!! 1mo
Bookjunkie57 @Nutmegnc haven‘t watched anything amazing lately. I‘m rewarding Dating No Filter and I just finished a rewatch of Leverage. 1mo
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Disappointed | Nenne Moberg
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Visiting northern Virginia today and drove over to the National Harbor to get some crab cakes and gumbo and the restaurant was missing. Looked it up and realized they are permanently closed. How disappointing!

wanderinglynn So sad! 1mo
Bookjunkie57 My stomach is still thinking about it. Lol 1mo
Bookjunkie57 @wanderinglynn My stomach is still thinking about it. Lol 1mo
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Him | Sarina Bowen
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I‘ve read this book at least 3 times. Wes and Jamie are my favorite romance couple. Now I want to go visit them again.

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CarolynM I might have read this a few times too🤫 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 1mo
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I can finally finish my series!!!!

peanutnine 🤣🤣 #relatable 1mo
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Final August #BookspinBingo board. Not too shabby.

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Same scent, 3 different covers. #JacksObsession

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Untilted | Autechre
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Probably an unpopular opinion but none. They will never produce the 15 hour, perfectly casted, epic movies I see in my head. So, even when book to movie/tv is done well I‘m always just a little bit disappointed.

#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TrishB Same! My heart sinks when they say they‘re making a film/tv series of something I love! 1mo
Bookjunkie57 @TrishB all the ways they can ruin it. 😩😩😩 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 1mo
bthegood @Bookjunkie57 @TrishB I agree - the only book to movie/tv I have every thoroughly enjoyed are the shows where I have not read the book (game of thrones and house of the dragon come to mind) 😀 1mo
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Helium | Rudy Francisco
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One of many favorites from this author.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LittensWantToKnow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it ❤️ 1mo
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I really like them both. What do you think, bright or greens?

wanderinglynn I like the greens. 💚 1mo
Megabooks Greens for me too! 👍🏻 1mo
bthegood Brights 🙂 1mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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My cousin handed me this magnet while we were in Vegas and told me it was the perfect description for me. This was right before social media become a big thing and thus a username was born.

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#LittensWantToKnow

wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 😆🙌🏻 1mo
Deblovestoread Love it! 1mo
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A Love Letter to Whiskey | TBD, Kandi Steiner
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Starting this after have an excited conversation with a bookstagrammer about Kandi Steiner

Nadiasbookishworld86 This book!!! Perfect angst !!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
mybookishaffair There was a few times I wanted to pull my hair out!! I have yet to read Jamie‘s POV from the 5 year anniversary edition. (edited) 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Special edition of #20in4 this month. See @Andrew65 original post for details.

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing 😍 1mo
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Do you reread?

I picked this up yesterday for a bingo square. I‘m constantly recommending this book so I thought it would be a great time to pick it up and see if it holds up. I‘m 6 chapters in and loving it just as much as the first time I read it.

FortunateSon I have never read a book twice. Nothing wrong with people who do, it's just that my TBR is far too large to allow for re-reads lol 1mo
FortunateSon Born a Crime is an outstanding book, though! 1mo
Bookjunkie57 @FortunateSon if I ever dreamed I‘d actually make it though my TBR I‘d feel that way too. 😂😂😂 1mo
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Funnybones | Allan Ahlberg
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Not book related but it gave me a good giggle today. #haha #funny

Sparklemn Love it! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 2mo
PaperbackPirate 👏📚 1mo
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24 Hours | Greg Iles
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It‘s been 24 hours since I‘ve listened to an audiobook. 24 HOURS‼️‼️‼️ This is jarring considering I‘ve been listening to a series nearly nonstop for the last two weeks. I ran out of borrows and none of my other libraries has the next book. But I guess this is practice as the next book is the last one that has been published and I‘ll likely have to wait a year for the one after that.

Susanita The dreaded dilemma of waiting for the next book in the series! 😬 2mo
slategreyskies Do you ever use Hoopla? My library doesn‘t have it, but I was able to get a card from a neighboring library system and use that card on Hoopla. The nice thing about Hoopla is that there are never any waits for the books. All of them can be checked out at any time. They do have audiobooks available too. 2mo
Bookjunkie57 @Susanita the struggle is real. 2mo
Bookjunkie57 @slategreyskies yes. My library only allows 5 items per month so I‘m waiting on September 1 so I can get the next book. 2mo
slategreyskies @Bookjunkie57 oh, bummer!! That‘s a long wait!! 2mo
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Saddest message I‘ve received. There‘s only one book left in my series and I‘m out of borrows until September. #Lame

wanderinglynn Is this your library? Borrowing only 5 a month seems low. 2mo
AileenRR A long wait til the end of the month 2mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn My bet is this is Hoopla. Hoopla is a different type of elending libraries. Hoopla is pay for play - so a library pays an individual fee each time an item is borrowed. the library sets limits like how much they can spend in a day, (because different items are different prices), and how many a week or month per patron. This allows patrons full access to all titles.

Other services they pay for the title (at a huge mark up) ⬇
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LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn and have access either permanently or for a metered period (dependent on publisher. Some are 52 checkouts, others are 12 months, or 24 months). But then the library only has the titles they can afford to pay for.

Most libraries that have one of these services has another as well. Hoopla is great for indies titles, as well as big name titles. Plus there are no wait lists in Hoopla. You only have a wait if you have used all
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LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn if you have used all your allowable access. With other platforms they are more like in person libraries where they have so many copies and you have to wait for a copy to be available.

So yeah it has it's drawbacks, but also it's good points. I know for my library I have to get on before 10 am. The daily budget is normally spent by then so I would have to wait till the next day.
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wanderinglynn Thanks @LibrarianRyan Good info. I have never used Hoopla. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn Hoopla was really big about 10 years ago for audiobooks and graphic novels/comics. Then amazon bought audible and it started creating problems. Amazon signed exclusive content agreements for audible with the some of the biggest audiobook producers (most notable Blackstone Publishing) meaning those audiobooks were no longer available to libraries until the book had been out for 4-6 months, sometimes longer. Then you had Recorded ⬇ 2mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn Books really want to close their loop in audiobooks and stick to the one title at a time, with a large markup. So it took a toll on Hoopla. But Hoopla did rebound and has a great niche. They don't always have all the big titles (Audible exclusivity contracts), but they still do comics and GN. Plus they collect a lot of indies (in audiobooks) and sometimes that is the only place for libraries to get those indie books. ⬇ 2mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn plus for may of the big houses they rotate titles so it may be there one month, then a few months later not. They are also great for back list titles. I really like Hoopla service. And I think it is great for libraries as it opens the entire catalog to the patrons, not just to hottest books the library can afford. Plus their app works great. That's saying something for a platform that does both GN and AB. 2mo
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A much needed August #BookspinBingo update. Being addicted to a series is good for the bingo board. 🙃

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!! 2mo
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I can‘t remember the last time I read three books in a series back to back but here we are. Surprisingly I‘m not wanting a break from death antics and ghosts. I‘m not sure if I‘ll read all 6 with no break but time will tell.

Also my library holds are suffering due to my obsession. 🤣

bthegood Just stacked the first one on my TBR and placed a hold at the library, looking for a fun new series- 🙂 (edited) 2mo
Bookjunkie57 @bthegood I hope you like it. I just finished book 4. Will start 5 in the morning….or maybe tonight. 2mo
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So frustrating to have less than 10 minutes of your book left but not have the time to listen. 😤😤😤

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Statistics | David Noel Burghes
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Okay I promise to lay off the pie charts after this one. 🤣🤣🤣 It surprised me not one bit that my most read genre is Romance. Romcoms are where my soul goes for happiness in both books and movies. What is your most read genre in 2022?

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Thrillers are mine!!! It's currently at 38% 2mo
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Statistics | David Noel Burghes
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One of my other favorite Statistics for my reader spreadsheet. It seems library books dominate my list every year. Where do you get most of your books?

Librariana I currently seem to get the bulk of my physical reading material from my own TBR and my digital audiobooks from the library via the Libby app. My stats would probably be quite similar to yours 😊 2mo
DisneyFan If I had to guess, I would say 40 percent comes from Library sales, 40 percent from Libby and 20 percent purchased from independent bookstores. (edited) 2mo
Bookjunkie57 @DisneyFan that‘s 60% books you own. Amazing! 2mo
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Bookjunkie57 @Librariana the Libby app is addictive. 2mo
bthegood the library - I rarely buy books - 🙂 2mo
Bookjunkie57 @bthegood me either. I used to buy A LOT of them but alas my house is small and the book trade sites (how I used to pass them along) have dried up. 2mo
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Statistics | David Noel Burghes
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I love the stats my reading spreadsheet gives me. I love that I‘m clearing out my backlist but really I‘m just starting new to me series. 😂 I can‘t wait for some 2023 ARCs to give this pie another wedge.