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Eggbeater

Eggbeater

Joined January 2018

Aspiring writer who belongs in a John Irving novel. Proud Liberal, dog mom, & crocheter. Loves lit, sci fi, fantasy, horror, & memoir.
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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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All ready and excited for the November #24B4Monday #readathon with the bestest hosts @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 This is my potential stack for this weekend plus snuggly dog. I only anticipate being able to clock around 12 hours this time, as I am actually being social this weekend.

jb72 So glad you are joining us! Great stack of books. What is this social you speak of? 😂 now
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Ta-Nehisi Coates writes compelling fiction, too. The descriptiveness of his writing is beautiful and painful. My Virginia is so different from the experience of an enslaved person. The agony of families being ripped apart at any moment and having no control over their own destinies. The magical realism added to the book and brought out the unbelievable facts. As a white person, it has also helped me assess my own motives for activism.

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Liar's Poker | Michael Lewis
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1. I'm an architect. I have an affinity for pit bulls. I can only make meals in a crock pot
2. Fifty Shades of Grey
3. Yes! I've been able to meet several YA authors because my friend @MidnightBookGirl works at @FountainBookstore
4. I would much rather be too hot. I despise the cold!

#LitsyLearn @Alora

Alora Thank you for reposting! 💜💜💜 Is the lie the crock pot?! That 100% sounds like me though! Lol 5d
Rachel.Rencher I'm guessing architect is the lie? 5d
Eggbeater @Alora I really can only cook in a crock pot. 😂 Otherwise, I'm completely helpless in the kitchen. 5d
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Eggbeater @Rachel.Rencher Yes! I got it from Seinfeld. It is the lie George Costanza used to love to tell people. I've always wanted to say that. 5d
Karisa @Eggbeater Vandeley Industries? 😂 Love that show! 5d
Eggbeater @Karisa Yes! That's it! 😂 5d
Dolly Seinfeld had some of the best lines ever. 5d
petersonks15 You have two lies, those asparagus wrap things were made in an oven and they are delicious!!!!! 5d
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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I am a natural skeptic and I have to admit my first thought was "take your medication." But the book is so honest, hilarious, touching and observationally true, that I forgot I think the premise is ridiculous and got sucked right in. I am still not convinced if witches are real or not, but I am certain that his writing is magick. We have a similar background and I always feel understood when I read his books.

Copwithabook Great review. I‘ve got this on my list, and your review may have bumped him up a few notches 5d
Eggbeater @Copwithabook Awesome! He is one of my favorite authors. 5d
Scochrane26 I haven‘t read one of his books in yrs, but I‘ll get to this one soon because it‘s been on litsy a lot. I liked Dry a lot & his brother‘s Look me in the Eye. 5d
Eggbeater @Scochrane26 I had no idea his brother wrote a book. I'll have to check it out. 5d
Scochrane26 @Eggbeater his brother wrote about his childhood & his eventual diagnosis of Aspergers. I heard from another litten that he has written other books since then. 5d
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1. Stop F**king Tweeting and Go the F**k to Sleep, Mr. President, 16 pages
(technically, it is an adult book)
2. War and Peace, 1225 pages
3. Birds of America, copyright 1936 original copyright 1917
4. The Starless Sea, copyright November 5, 2019

(I like variety.)

#bookquestion #EST
@ljuliel

Djspens Lol I love #1!!! If only he'd do that!!! 6d
ljuliel Wow, I think your #1 might win for shortest ! My grandma had a really old bird book that I looked at every time we visited. It was small with a red cover. Not sure how old it was v 6d
AnansiGirl Book #1 needs to be an audiobook read by Samuel L Jackson! 6d
Eggbeater @AnansiGirl 😂 That would be perfect! 6d
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. A book that makes me forget I am looking at words on a page.

2. When I want to escape into another world.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I love books as an escape! Happy Tuesday and Thanks for playing! 😊 1w
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Needful Things | Stephen King
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Today's discussion prompt posted by @ljuliel

Can you name an author that's an immediate purchase when they release a new book, plus you've read every other book they've written already?

Stephen King! I always pre-order order King and I own most of his books, which is impressive since he's written so many. He currently takes up almost his own shelf.

#KeepLitsyactive

Addison_Reads Yes! Same here. Most books I just get from the library, unless it's King. 💚 1w
ljuliel Wow, good for you ! That‘d take some reading to read all his books. He‘s written quite a few thick ones. I know he‘s really popular ! 1w
kezzlou85 Yep me too. Will always get his new books when they come out. 1w
TrishB Read them all ❤️ love him too. 1w
JulAnna Basically an automatic ‘purchase‘ for me too! 🎈😂 1w
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I appreciated the feminist rallying cry of the author's note at the end of the book and her reasons for writing it. The personalities of the witches themselves made this book. The plot was a little predictable, but the knowledge of the time period, the feminist flavor, and the detailed magic made it a much worthy read. The narrator does an excellent French accent.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I hit 24 hrs! I NEVER make 24 hours! Congratulations again @MrBook and thanks for throwing such a fun party. Thanks everyone for hosting @Alisnazzy @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

#mrbook1inamillion #litstypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon

UnidragonFrag Congrats!! 🎉🎉 1w
Scochrane26 That‘s great! 1w
Texreader Congratulations! 1w
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MrBook Thank you! Congratulations 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥! It was the Dew, wasn‘t it? 😆 1w
MidnightBookGirl I hit 24 hours too! Although, only because I had to do so much work. Did you like The Witches of New York? I LOVED it, but then it's kind of my jam. 1w
Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl I did like it a lot. I loved the witches themselves. 1w
ljuliel Great job ! 1w
Andrew65 Sensational! An awesome performance. Thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏😊👍🥳🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🙌😍🎯🥳🎈💖​ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc 1w
Clwojick WOOHOO!!! You did great! 🙌 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I bet none of you got to spend your morning audiobooking for the #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon while washing decayed dead animal and dog manure off of your dog. 😲😖 There will be no forthcoming photos of snacks for awhile.

@MrBook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

Rachel.Rencher Oh no!! I thought my morning was bad because my dog jumped on my bed and literally tooted on me. I'm sorry 🙁 I hope everything is okay! 2w
jb72 Oh I hope you got your little guy clean. I‘ve definitely been there and done that. 2w
Scochrane26 Gross! Guess that‘s part of having a dog, but sorry you had to do that. 2w
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TheBookAddict Oh no! 🙀😷🙊 hope your day gets better. 2w
Linsy 🥺 2w
Lynnsoprano Sorry! I will not complain about my friend‘s toy poodle who tried to eat my necklace at church this morning 😄 2w
Andrew65 🤢 Rather you than me! The day must get better! 2w
MrBook Having grown up on the farm country, I can relate 🙈. @Rachel.Rencher “tooted” 😂👏🏻 2w
marleed Ohhhh noooo 2w
MidnightBookGirl Oh, so sorry, Lil!!! 1w
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The book is wonderfully captivating! It has an intricate storyline and the characters are complex, but it is real easy to follow. I did not want this book to end and I can't wait for the next in the series. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#24B4Monday #mrbook1inamillion #litstypartyofone

Closing day 2 with 16 hrs 19 min.

@MrBook @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Alisnazzy @Clwojick

Trashcanman 🤗 2w
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Because I snacked healthy yesterday, I get a supreme pizza and Mountain Dew today. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon

@MrBook @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

11 hrs 23 min so far

jb72 Great time! Enjoy your pizza! 2w
MidnightBookGirl You DO deserve it! 2w
Andrew65 Can‘t beat a good pizza! Well done on the great time. 👏👏👏 2w
sharread Awesome snack and stack! 2w
MrBook Join the pizza crowd 😆🙌🏻. Do the Dew! 😎 2w
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Dog, blanket, and healthy snack of carrots and guacamole. The dog is wondering why she has to pose with carrots and Maggie Stiefvater. #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon 5 hrs 2 min so far.
@MrBook @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

This book is very gripping. I am about halfway through. I am really into it

Andrew65 Great going. 👏👏👏 2w
MrBook 😂👏🏻👏🏻😻😻😻!!!! Thank you for joining in the fun!!! ☺️🤗 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Congratulations @MrBook on becoming a Litsy millionaire! Here is my potential stack and my popcorn for your #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon . I am all excited! My goal is 15 hours.
@Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

jb72 Good goal! 2w
Andrew65 A sensational stack! Good luck. 👏👏👏 2w
MrBook Thank you, my friend!!! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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This started out strong, but ultimately has an agenda I don't approve of for horror. I can't say much more than that without giving away the plot twist. I wouldn't have stuck it out, but I'd already invested so much time in it. The ending was so poorly written and the concept makes me ill. Howevever, shout out to Christine Lakin, the audio narrator, who was good and made it bearable to listen to.

DeeLew I liked this one but wasn‘t crazy about the religious theme. It also dragged on so long that it was almost torturous. I think with some editing I would have loved it, even with the religious themes. 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no. That's too bad. 2w
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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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#keeplitsyactive #historybooks

My favorite historical time period to read about is the Elizabethan Era and it was really well illustrated in this Ken Fillet historical fiction chunkster. Queen Elizabeth I of England is a fascinating badass, however you feel about her ruling choices. The woman really was an anomaly for her time. I would love to go back in time and meet her.

@ljuliel

ljuliel Great post ! Thanks ! 2w
Crazeedi An excellent read!! 2w
Andrew65 Loved the whole Kingsbridge Trilogy. 2w
Eggbeater @Andrew65 I know! I NEVER realized how interesting cathedral architecture could be. 2w
Andrew65 @Eggbeater 😂 Who knew! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. It's like book nerd utopia. It's the the only place online that doesn't make me grind my teeth. I love discovering new books and getting to know people who love books.
2. Nothing. I want to get to know you so I want see your pets and your dinner and hear your troubles and triumphs.
3. Really, I'm pretty content.
4. 3x per week to 3x daily
5. I've participated in everything but the swaps and had great fun.⬇⬇⬇

Eggbeater I am thinking I might try the Creepy Christmas swap. 2w
Eggbeater 6. I will make more of a personal effort to greet newcomers and comment on posts. 2w
Insightsintobooks I agree with evetything you said. I need to make more of an effort to comment 2w
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Scochrane26 Love your comments! 2w
LibrarianRyan @teebe is an awesome host and it would be a great way to dip your toes in. 2w
Rachel.Rencher Yes! I love seeing people's personal posts and utopia is such a good word for this app ❤😁 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ❤ Great answers! #CreepyChristmas is a great swap did it last year. Also, if you (or anyone else) want to connect with newcomers follow @LitsyWelcomeWagon (if you don't already) and help welcome new Littens to Litsy. ❤ 2w
ljuliel Thanks for replying. I think if we all make an effort to reply to posts , maybe someone you haven‘t interacted with before , then we can get more activity started. 2w
teebe Hope you join us for #CreepyChristmas but if you don‘t, there will be other swaps for Christmas that will be just as fun. 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I couldn't help it. I bought more books. #bookmail I loved The Night Circus and Augusten Burroughs is my favorite memoirist. I'm thinking I might participate in the #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon that @MrBook is hosting and these would be good. They also totally deviate from my November goals lol.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Those look good! Happy Reading. 😊 2w
ShelfRighteous I'm literally dying to read The Starless Sea coz I loved The Night Circus, but my book comes only at the beginning of December 😐 2w
AmyG Toil and Trouble was funny and lovely. 2w
MrBook Yaay!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Love to have you get some reading in during it! Love those book covers! 😎 2w
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This is a book that oddly enough affected me emotionally because it's weirdness made me feel accepted and understood. I first read it over 20 years ago when I was in my 20s and it has withstood the test of time. The characters are bizarre and endearing and the storyline is twisted and inane, like my life.
@ljuliel

ljuliel Great choice. I do believe this wins for my all time favorite book. It‘s at least in top 5. Excellent comments on how the book emotionally impacted you. 2w
Eggbeater @ljuliel Thank you! I think this was a great prompt. 2w
ImperfectCJ John Irving is one of my favorite authors. I love his weird, flawed characters. I read him less these days, but his books have stuck with me better than most. 2w
Crazeedi Read this when it was published years ago. Very much enjoyed 2w
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*Happy Dance! Happy Dance!* Look what just arrived! I know what I'll be doing this evening. Time for tea and Ronan! ☕

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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This was a good book to read on an election day. It will make you mad and break your heart. It deals with the difficult and often uncomfortable topics of police brutality and white privilege. Hopefully, it goes one step further and helps to affect change and address confusion in the reader.

My only issue was that some of the dialogue was written with inconsistent and confusing punctuation.

Scochrane26 I‘ve been listening to Gabrielle Union this week, & she has taught me a few things. I haven‘t gotten around to this one but have on kindle. 2w
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This is a true story about a family that escapes Afghanistan during the Russian war. It is told in a way that is oddly detached from feeling, considering what they go through is so harrowing, but I think that is likely due to trauma. It matters how you treat refugees/people. This could happen to any of us if our country is invaded. Nobody deserves this, and they were the lucky ones. Overall, it was a good book, just a little distant or something.

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Disclaimer: I didn't expect to like this, it was a funny book club pick.

But man, it was almost comically bad. If I was writing alien erotica the aliens would at least have something special about them, like extra appendages and suckers and be able to bend backwards. But no, this was just boring Star Trek knock-off porn. It was so poorly written, it made Fifty Shades of Grey look like Ulysses. 😂

tournevis *snort snort snort snort* 3w
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Here are my goals for November. I never stick to them perfectly, but I always have fun trying.

I am really looking forward to Holly Black and Maggie Stiefvater's new books coming out this month.

The Mastered by Her Mates is alien erotica for a book club Naughty November joke pick. I fully intend to review it here.😂 It IS in the Litsy database.

Chrissyreadit I can‘t wait for the Holly Black book. 3w
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Extraordinary October | Diana Wagman
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I got some good spooky books in for Halloween and some others too.

My favorites:

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟A Cosmology of Monsters

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Ninth House

I wasn't too fond of:

🌟🌟American War

The other books were all a very enjoyable 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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This was the perfect book to polish off on a stormy Halloween night. Told in interview format, it was riveting, shocking, and suspenseful. Very entertaining if you like sick thrillers!

Trashcanman 😘 3w
Reagan-reads 🙋‍♀️ 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I finished the #24B4Monday #readathon with 19 hrs 1 min, earning 95 points for #Teamslaughter . I had made better time than I anticipated, so I was pleased. Thanks for hosting @TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 @jb72 , lovely as always! 😙

@Clwojick @MidnightBookGirl

TheReadingMermaid Yeah buddy!!! Great job 👏👏👏 3w
Clwojick WOOHOO!! A huge Thank you from all of us at #TeamSlaughter! You did us proud! 🙌 3w
jb72 Awesome job! 3w
Andrew65 Thanks, and well done on a brilliant time. 🥳🥳🥳👏👏👏🍾🥂😍🙌 3w
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#24B4Monday #readathon

Something shockingly human happens involving monsters. This book was quite poignant, insightful, and messed up. I thought it was excellent and creative. I highly recommend it.

@TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 @jb72 #Teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 🙌 🙌 🙌 3w
Andrew65 👏👏👏 3w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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13 hrs and 33 minutes so far for the #24B4Monday #readathon . Made alien pretzels while listening to this audio book for book club. It goes along with the theme for another book we read called Noir.
@TheReadingMermaid @andrew6 @jb72
#Teamslaughter @Clwojick

wanderinglynn Those are super cute! 👽 4w
Clwojick Cute! 4w
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This is exactly how I felt about The Crucible when I read it in High School. They always demonize young women to make their "points." It made me so mad. This book as a lot of truths in it for a horror novel.

#24B4Monday #readathon

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#24B4Monday #readathon closing out day 1 with 6 hrs 26 min and 1 book finished. It was a little drawn out in the beginning, but the ending was great. I find Ruth Ware's main characters are often relatable.

@TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 @jb72
#Teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Wow! You did awesome! Way to go. ♥️🎃🖤 4w
TheReadingMermaid Great job darlin! 4w
Andrew65 A great time 👏👏👏 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Crimson613 I've been craving pizza since yesterday, yumm 4w
Linsy Pizza looks yummy!!! 4w
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Linsy Also, I love that cover. 4w
Alora I just did the exact same thing! Enjoy 😍 🍕 4w
Andrew65 That pizza is making me so hungry! 4w
Clwojick MMMMmmm Mushrooms 😍 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My line-up for the #24B4Monday #readathon . Cosmology of Monsters, Imaginary Friend, & Turn of the Key all fit with a spooky theme. The Broken Circle is a memoir I've been meaning to read. My goal is 15 hours for #TeamSlaughter.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

kamoorephoto Ooh totally want to read Cosmology of Monsters! 4w
Andrew65 Good luck 👍😊 4w
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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🌟🌟I liked the idea of this book, but not its application. I felt so disconnected from the characters that I was really slogging through the story. The narrator already gives away everything interesting that's going to happen in the beginning and there is much telling and no feeling. Maybe it's supposed to be so impersonal? It just didn't work for me.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Wait for it ... The twist in the middle makes the slow build up so worth it. This is an urban fantasy that is definitely spooky and perfect for Halloween. I was enthralled by the mystery and the answers to the teasing side questions. I loved the resilient Alex and the virtuous Darlingron. Nice closure and a great set up for the next one in the series. Because ... Darlington! 👻

That-Bookish-Hiker The first 100 pages was slow going for me but like you when I got over that hump the story just took off. Darlington is one of my favorites too! 😊 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I agree, slow read at the beginning. Only about 45 pages in but now I will finish it.
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Johanna414 I'm glad I saw this review - I'm only a couple chapters in and its been a bit slow. Glad to see it picks up! 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Looking forward to the #24B4Monday #readathon this weekend with my favorite hosts @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 .

I will be supporting #TeamSlaughter and I hope to reach 15 hours. I am lining up my spooky books now. 👻 BOO!

Andrew65 Will be great to have you join us as always. 😊 1mo
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SLAY | Brittney Morris
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I was surprised by how much I liked this book club read, since video games don't normally interest me. But the virtual world and the real world the author created melded together so seamlessly, that I really got sucked in. I also liked the idea of marginalized groups creating unique spaces for themselves and think it will make for an important discussion. The book kept me hooked throughout and I did not see the ending coming.

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So I go in to the optometrist for a routine eye examination and come out with a diagnosis of cataracts and macular degeneration. The cataracts are from steroid injections I get for a joint disease and can be surgically removed. The macular degeneration is really scary and could eventually lead to blindness. My solace in life is reading and I may lose it. I was not prepared for any of this. At least I have Rose. #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

Reecaspieces So sorry! Keeping fingers crossed treatment works. And audible books may become your best escape for a while. 1mo
Soubhiville Oh gosh, sorry to hear that. Hopefully it won‘t progress that way. 1mo
Emilymdxn I‘m so sorry, sending good wishes for it not to go that way. I don‘t know if this helps at all but when I had very bad problems with my hands a few years ago, I didn‘t know if the pain would improve or get worse, and I couldn‘t hold books at all and thought I might never be able to read, and I found assistance with ways to work around it. Books are more accessible then ever and I hope audio or similar could work for you if necessary 1mo
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Scochrane26 I hope things get better. Sorry to hear this. 1mo
AmyG I‘m sorry. May the macular degeneration go very slowly. I know someone who has had it for a long long time and is lucky it progresses slowly. 1mo
SW-T Virtual hugs your way. I‘ve heard macular degeneration progresses slowly so hopefully you have time to explore treatments and alternative reading options - technology is amazing and constantly being improved. And dogs are the best when you need unconditional love and support 💕 1mo
Aimeesue Eye stuff is super scary. I will say, though, that a good retinologist/ophthalmologist is worth her weight in gold. Due to diabetic retinopathy, I've had both cataracts and crazy blood vessels distorting my vision. But I had both cataract surgery and laser coagulation, and I still can see well enough to drive, read, etc. I hope the same will be true for you. 1mo
petersonks15 Love you! ❤️ 1mo
Nute That kind of news is never easy to hear. Thank goodness for our puppy companions who help us to stay hopeful. Find comfort with Rose tonight and then tomorrow is a new day with a lot more energy to start to figure things out and make a plan for care and treatment. {{{HUGS}}} 1mo
BlameJennyJane So so sorry. 🤗 1mo
Eggs I‘m so sorry to hear about your eye troubles-sending prayers and hugs. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl I am so sorry, Lil! You know that I am always here (specifically if you need help before/after cataract s) and I will read to you (and do all the voices) if you ever need it! 1mo
HOTPock3tt Hugs! ♥️ Praying for it not to progress that way. Keep updated on the new advances in technology, and stay under your doctors care 1mo
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I met my Goodreads goal of 105 books read in 2019 already. Only Littens would appreciate this geeky celebration. I'm thinking I might actually hit 125 by the end of the year. 📚

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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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A very action-packed, imaginative space opera with endearing and complex characters. There were some great surprise twists and I loved the ending.

Balibee146 I just started watching the TV series made from these novels a couple of weeks ago 👍 1mo
mariaku21 I love the tv adaptation so I can't wait to actually read the books 1mo
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Noir: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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This book had great atmosphere. It was like a snarky Dick Tracy with a little sci fi thrown in. I laughed out loud a lot and I could really picture the setting and the characters like an old 1940s movie. There were a few scenes that made me cringe because they were a little too over-the-top.

InBooksILive I laughed out loud so many times when I read this! It was hilarious. It was my first Christopher Moore book and I just had to read more after reading Noir! 1mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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All excited! This just arrived. New book by Leigh Bardugo. It is next on my list after I finish Christopher Moore's Noir. I think it goes nicely with my spider table cloth.

megzlynn It‘s beautiful! 1mo
julesG 😍 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess This is B&N Book Club pick for November! 1mo
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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This was a unique and violent book. The characters were very human. Reese was like an abusive boyfriend. I liked the fact that I didn't like her. I wish the ending had more closure. There has to be a sequel in the works, right? Right? Apparently not.

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The Brain Spiders | John Whitman
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hi @hermyknee

1. Decorated my door with spider window stickers for Halloween.
2. Read, listen to music, and snuggle up with the dog.
3. Reading Wilder Girls and American War, listening to Leviathan Wakes and maybe crochet if my hands are good. I'd like to get out, but I don't have definitive plans.
4. @petersonks15 @MidnightBookGirl

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

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Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗❤️ 2mo
hermyknee I love your door! 2mo
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The October List | Jeffery Deaver
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Here is my goal for the month of October. Noir and Slay are book club books. I am really looking forward to Leigh Bardugo's new book. I have just started the top three books. I tried to pick some with a good Halloween theme. 👻

Bookwormjillk I‘m interested to hear what you think about Levithan Wakes. My book buddy at work recommended it, but I haven‘t been able to get through the first 50 pages. 2mo
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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I met all my reading goals for the month of September plus 2 more!

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The Institute
The Raven King
We Hunt the Flame

LoverofLit The Raven Boys quartet is so good! I really enjoyed Americanah as well. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! 2mo
Gezemice Very nice! 2mo
DGRachel That‘s awesome! Well done! 2mo
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Like all of his books, parts of the story are delightfully bizarre; some might even say twisted. There is a common thread of sexual exploration, liberation, comedy, and even hidden depths of feminism for its time. Unlike his other novels, I didn't find these characters endearing and I don't think I was supposed to, but the book was entertaining and explicit.

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The Talisman: A Novel | Stephen King, Peter Straub
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I tried listening to the Audible book for this and the narrator was so bad I actually sent it back for a refund. Some of the accents portrayed were really insulting and made me uncomfortable. I also couldn't tell the difference between Jack's thoughts and reality. I love SK, but I don't think this one translates well into audio.

BookwormAHN I also bailed on this one. I usually prefer King's books on audio but I couldn't get into this one. 2mo
Reagan-reads I read this one and the beginning-maybe first 1/4- was a real struggle. I could see the audio being challenging. 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday #readathon total 17 hrs 33 min. I got a little distracted today and couldn't decide on what to read so I missed my goal by 27 min. Thank you so much for hosting @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 ! I look forward to next month! 😙

jb72 You did fantastic! Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 2mo
TheReadingMermaid You may have missed your goal this month but remember there is always next month! You did great sweetheart! Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Gissy Congratulations!👏👏👏 2mo
Andrew65 You‘re welcome and that‘s a great total. 🥳🥳🥳😊👏👏👏 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So I'm trying to decide if I want to finish up the #24B4Monday #readathon with Zora Neale Hurston or Stephen King for my audio book selection. Choices, choices...

I'm finishing The 158-Pound Marriage on Kindle and about to start Wilder Girls in print.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

I'm hoping I make my 18-hour goal.

TheReadingMermaid You got this!!! 2mo
jb72 Great job! 2mo
Andrew65 Tricky choice! I keep changing my mind looking at them, good luck for the last day. 2mo
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