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CogsOfEncouragement

CogsOfEncouragement

Joined June 2016

Stay up late reading. Regret it in the morning. Repeat.
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Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
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Rebecca by Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Endless Night | Agatha Christie
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The Day 3 #scarathlondailyprompt is killer.
This mystery is set in autumn and makes a perfect October read. #scarathlon

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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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This is the second super sweet story in the Graham Brothers series (and not in the litsy catalog). I plan to read the next one in November since that is the timeline where it begins. edit: The next book is set to release June 2023. So I won‘t get to read it next month. LOL

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There was a mix-up, so I did not get notified until yesterday that I earned a prize from my local library‘s Summer Reading Program. Cute lantern with this year‘s theme.

UwannaPublishme How cool! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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The Twilight Saga | Stephenie Meyer
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It‘s October! Day one #scarathlondailyprompt is black. I snapped a shot of my Twilight Saga collection for the covers and for Jacob Black. #scarathlon

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The seventh in the series, I really enjoy the ongoing story of these intertwined characters in a small Pacific Northwest town.

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Doing my best to finish these up today and tomorrow so I‘m ready to start off strong for #scarathlon 2022 on Saturday.

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The eighth in this excellent series, set in mid-September.

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Just a few days until #scarathlon 2022 hosted by @Clwojick and @StayCurious begins! Here are some more ways I plan to earn points for #TeamSlaughter in October. There is still time to sign up if you would like to join us:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XmsW5P83kjMHqOZaDroOKQAkO4cZNHEhKzB2keawxco/vie...

Clwojick I love it! 🖤 6d
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My probably too long watch list for #scarathlon 2022 hosted by @Clwojick and @StayCurious for some #TeamSlaughter #earlybird points.

Still lots of time to sign-up and join in the fun!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XmsW5P83kjMHqOZaDroOKQAkO4cZNHEhKzB2keawxco/vie...

Clwojick 🖤🦇 1w
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Getting organized for #scarathlon 2022 hosted by @Clwojick and @StayCurious with my over ambitious tbr for some #earlybird #TeamSlaughter points!

Still lots of time to sign-up and join in the month long fun:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XmsW5P83kjMHqOZaDroOKQAkO4cZNHEhKzB2keawxco/vie...

Clwojick Great choices! 1w
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Very fun, one joke after another.
Read this as a buddy-read with one friend. We are getting together tomorrow to discuss it.

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I took a peek at the Friends of the Library book sale today and came away with two books that are on my tbr for just fifty cents each.

Texreader I chuckled a lot at the tagged book 2w
Libby1 I loved Confederacy. It was weird and wonderful. 2w
Tamra Tagged book is one of my husband‘s favorites. Says it‘s very funny! 2w
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I read this for the #RoryGilmoreChallenge list. Libby has an edition with all four volumes. I cut my losses after getting through Volume 1. I am not the target audience, and it just didn‘t entertain me.

This brings me to 74/408.

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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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I had not heard of this. A friend read it, loved it, and thought I would enjoy it too. She was right, and I always like books that provide two stories in one. I learned a bit about Paris during WWII as well.

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A fifteen minute entertaining tale. Well read and included with an audible subscription. On the #RoryGilmoreChallenge list.

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Emily the Strange | Rob Reger, Cosmic Debris
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I look forward to reading these this month. I had not heard of them, but they are on the #RoryGilmoreChallenge list.

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Very happy with my #20in4 end of summer #readathon
Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting

Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 1mo
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The old man and the sea | Ernest Hemingway
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Beautiful writing. Donald Sutherland did a superb narration.

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Here is an update for the #20in4 end of summer #readathon hosted by @Andrew65
I have finished what I hoped to before September. I should be able to read The Old Man and the Sea, and get a good start on The Paris Library as well.

Andrew65 Fantastic progress 👏👏👏 1mo
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She's Up to No Good | Sara Goodman Confino
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Lovely generational story. Excellent narration.
(read and listen w/kindle unlimited)

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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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I enjoyed this story, with its imperfect characters, and its dry wit. It is 809 pages and in my opinion drags needlessly in a few places. Overall, a tale true to human nature, with a satisfying end.

Leftcoastzen I love this book , glad you enjoyed it. 1mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Leftcoastzen This was my first read, and I have not seen a movie to spoil anything which is always nice. I plan to watch the 2018 series in the near future. 1mo
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Already updating my end of the month goals for #20in4 end of summer #readathon. I just finished the audiobook We Were Dreamers. Going to try to sneak in the whole of the audiobook She‘s Up to No Good before September.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 1mo
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I‘m a Marvel and Kim‘s Convenience fan. This is an awesome memoir.

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I‘ve got end of the month goals! Let‘s go #20in4 end of summer #readathon
hosted by @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 (edited) 1mo
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Excellent. I had not heard of this until I saw it on a website for an upcoming book club. Glad I read it, and look forward to the upcoming discussion.

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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A book I had never heard of until I was challenged to read it for the Trope-Ical Readathon on twitter. Learned a bit about Haiti which was nice. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Started this today for a book club later this month.

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A sweet, easy read. The first of a series. I plan to read the next one. Available on kindle unlimited.

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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Hilarious. I love it.

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The #20in4 readathon wrapped up last night. I only managed to get through ten chapters of Vanity Fair rather than the twenty I had hoped to. I was lucky enough to have two days of unexpected time with my daughter. No regrets. I enjoyed seeing what the other participants were reading. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting.

Andrew65 Well done on what you did achieve, and a great reason for not having more reading time. 👏👏👏 2mo
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A fun, month-long readathon is happening at
www.jenjenreviews.wordpress.com/tropeical-readathon/
Teams, challenges, and points!

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I‘m hoping to read 20 chapters of Vanity Fair for #20in4 this weekend. Buuuuut I had a couple errands today and continued listening to this in the car. I had about an hour left and just had to hear how it ended even though the errands were done.
Five star story, five star narration.
A sweet meet-cute, clean romance.

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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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On track to meet my goal of twenty chapters for the July #20in4 hosted by @Andrew65
Back at this morning after a run to the donut shop.
Happy Reading ✌🏼❤️📚

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant! Doughnuts are good accompaniments 😋 2mo
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Happy Friday! The first day of July #20in4 hosted by @Andrew65 My goal is to read 20 chapters of Vanity Fair. I start chapter three today. This photo is a nod to the shockingly funny end of chapter one. ✌🏼❤️📚

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 2mo
Leftcoastzen I love this book! 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Leftcoastzen I‘m 80 pages in and really like it so far. I‘ve never read it or watched a movie/series so the story is new to me. 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement Thanks @Andrew65 - I‘m having fun connecting with other readers also participating. I appreciate you hosting this. 2mo
Andrew65 @CogsOfEncouragement best way to get to know the great people on Litsy. 2mo
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Starting this doorstop today. Seems like a good book for this weekend‘s July #20in4 too.
July 29 - August 1
I‘ll attempt 20 chapters during the readathon.

BkClubCare Enjoy! It was a lot more fun than I ever expected. 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement @bkclubcare I loved the end of Chapter One! lol 2mo
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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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If I knew how much I was going to enjoy this classic, I would not have put it off so long.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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If you have fallen behind on the #BibleBuddyRead today would be a great day to jump back in. We are in Week 30 of 2022 and our reading plan has us in John.

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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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Another Dewey‘s 24 Hour Readathon is done. I had some obligations, so I couldn‘t devote all the time as I would have liked to, but I had a great time anyway. I read nineteen chapters of Oliver Twist, and enjoyed interacting with the other readers.

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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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Starting chapter six. Dewey‘s 24 Hour #readathon #reversereadathon

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The sixth in this closed door, easy read series. I‘m invested in these characters and plan to continue with it at a leisurely pace in between a ton of other books I want to read.

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This twice a year readathon is always a lot of fun.
You can learn more (and declare your intent to participate) on their website: https://deweysreadathon.wordpress.com/

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Sweet Talk | Cara Bastone
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Adored the second in this series. Sweet story and superb performances. Looking forward to Seatmate.

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Bride or Die | Laura Durham
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Another fun caper with Annabelle and all of her charming, loyal friends.

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#LittleFreeLibrary run by Eagle Scouts.

BookBabe How sweet! 😃 3mo
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An Alice sized white chocolate latte. The Hagrid seemed too big. The Frodo seemed too small.

BookBabe Fun! 😄 3mo
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Bride or Die | Laura Durham
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What do you mean the groom‘s father thinks you‘re aliens? #FirstLineFridays

Book 16 in this fun cozy series with likable characters. Included in your Kindle Unlimited subscription. I started this one today, it takes place in summer and I‘ve been waiting to read it in season.

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Call Me Maybe | Cara Bastone
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These two books are fun and sweet rom-coms. Both female leads make subtle references to their love of Twilight which added a layer of in-the-know humor for me.

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Enjoy the View | Sarah Morgenthaler
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Sweet series. Glad I finally read this one too. Perfect summer read.