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Eggbeater

Eggbeater

Joined January 2018

I belong in a John Irving novel.
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#WeekendReading @Andrew65

I'm reading Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune, getting ready to start This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno, and in the middle of the Kingdom of Flesh and Fire audio by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Happy reading, everybody! 🥳

Andrew65 Looks like good reading for the weekend. 7h
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3rd book read for the #JoyousJanuary #readathon @Andrew65

This book examines the science involved in solving human and wildlife issues. Throughout it, the author has a wry sense if humor. It is not for the faint of heart. There is graphic detail about animal attacks as well as brutal pest control methods. Entertaining facts abound with interesting conclusions and solutions.

ChaoticMissAdventures I got this in my January book haul and I am so excited to get to it! Mary Roach is such an engaging writer. 22h
Karisa That cover! 🤣 21h
kimmypete1 The airplane chapter with the birds got to me hard. 17h
Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 16h
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2nd book finished for #JoyousJanuary #readathon @Andrew65

This book is entertaining and fun and a great escape and I need more of it.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2d
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No Touching | Ketty Rouf
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This is a translated book about a High School philosophy teacher in France who gets a job moonlighting as an exotic dancer. It is engaging and body-positive. It shows how dancing can boost self-esteem and strengthen relationships with other women. It also illustrates the drudgery and unfairness sometimes associated with teaching positions. I got a lot out of it, even if I found it depressing at times.

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#JoyousJanuary
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1w
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I am reading No Touching by Ketty Rouf translated by Tina Kover for one book club, Fuzz by Mary Roach on hardback for another, and listening to From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout just for fun on audio.

I am enjoying all of them so far. #WeekendReading

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Have a good weekend of reading. 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is my stack for the #JoyousJanuary #Readathon. I hope to at least complete 4 of these books by the time the readathon is finished. Looking forward to it! Thank you for hosting @Andrew65

JamieArc I picked up No Touching recently. I hadn‘t seen anything about it, but it intrigued me. 1w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Some good book choices. 1w
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I really did enjoy the supernatural elements, but in my opinion the book had a religious agenda that doesn't sit well with me. It also felt like it was trying to normalize and forgive child absue. I didn't like the romance. Magnus was a sniveling brat and Andromeda was too pious and self-sacrificing. I thought it sent a bad message.

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This was a good yarn. It was more of a mystery than a thriller. I didn't find it scary or suspenseful except a little at the end, but I liked the story and the characters. It was almost heartwarming in parts.

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Mehso-so

The historical fiction and fantasy world building elements in this ambitious Great Gatsby retelling didn't merge together for me. The writing style was really good though and so I will check out more from this author.

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#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

"On June 26, 1659, a representative from five towns in a province of northern Italy initiated legal proceedings against caterpillars."

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What a great first line!

vonnie862 Caterpillars? 🤣 2w
ShyBookOwl Wait, what?! 🤣 2w
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This novella was brutal and intense. It's about how a man coped with colonial exploitation during World War I and the trauma of violent loss and suffering. I felt for Alfa and liked him in spite of the fact that he collected human hands as a coping mechanism. I appreciated how candid he was with his thoughts. This was a side of WWI I don't often see portrayed. I thought it was excellent.

BarbaraBB Great review. I just read this one too and felt the same. 2w
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My neighbors gave me a gift card to Barnes and Noble for Christmas and two of the books I bought came in. Fuzz is for a book club and the Whispering Door is because I loved Cerulean Sea so much. Have you read either of these?

I am really spoiled with great neighbors.

LiteraryinLawrence I liked the Klune a lot. Not as much as Cerulean Sea but still a lot! 2w
Nessavamusic I really loved Under the cerulean Sea! 2w
DGRachel I loved Under the Whispering Door so much I assigned it to my work book club and bought copies for anyone who didn‘t want to buy their own because library hold times are so long still. 2w
GingerAntics I‘ve ready Under the Whispering Door and it was beautiful and wonderful!!! 💙💙💙 It‘s so much different than Cerulean, and yet it‘s also very Cerulean. 2w
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Hark! the Herald Angels Scream | Christopher Golden
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This was a compilation of short Christmas horror stories written by various well know authors. Some stories ran pretty dark and all were entertaining. I recommend this if you have a twisted sense of fun. The last novella was brilliant.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#20in4 #NewYearSpecial

For the #TreasureHunt

I found:
🎉New
🎉Year
🎉Day
🎉Dinner
🎉Hope
🎉Happy
🎉Twenty
🎉Two
🎉December
🎉Book

I was just missing celebrate and January. I had celebrating and celebration and possibly January in my audiobook. This was fun! I reached my goal of 20 hours and met my 2021 goal of 150 books. Thank so much for hosting @Andrew65 and Happy New Year! 🎉

Andrew65 Great to hear you had fun and brilliant achievement. 👏👏👏🙌🥳😍📚 3w
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This mystery has addictive characters. I enjoyed the ending on so many levels. I also loved that a main character was named Tallulah. I want to name my next dog that.

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Wild Decembers | Edna O'Brien
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I read 11 books for December. Letters from an Astrophysicist and No Gods, No Monsters were both 5⭐ reads. The Holiday Switch just wasn't for me. It was a well rounded reading month. I was pleased.

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#20in4 #readathon 2nd book read

@Andrew65

I did it! This is my 150th book read this year! I met my Goodreads goal on the absolute last day. 🎉

This book is fortunately heavy on consent and better written than some of the more popular BDSM predecessors. It stars a transgender protagonist and is written by a transgender woman. I normally don't like sappy romances, but I feel like I learned a lot.

Andrew65 Fantastic! 👏👏👏👏🙌😍 3w
SRWCF Well done! 👊👊👊 3w
Ruthiella Congratulations! 👏👏👏 3w
Nute That‘s awesome!🙌🏽 3w
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No Gods, No Monsters | Cadwell Turnbull
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This book had me looking up topics about physics and Nietzsche. I love a book that sparks my curiosity. This sci fi/ fantasy novel was brilliant if a little challenging to keep track of the characters and plot lines. It was both captivating and carried a strong message about justice. I was impressed with the integration at the end.

1st book read for #20in4 #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am excited about the #20in4 #readthon starting at midnight. If I can just read two more books before Friday ends I will have completed my Goodreads goal of 150 books for 2021. I am cutting it close. I plan to attempt the #TreasureHunt too, although I'm not sure the books I picked will have those words. 🤣 Brilliant idea @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us 😊👍 Some great book choices. 3w
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You'll Be the Death of Me | Karen M McManus
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I did not guess the killer. The ending took me totally by surprise and I felt like I should have gotten it afterwards. I liked these characters. This was a fun ride.

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Hark! the Herald Angels Scream | Christopher Golden
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A gift from @MidnightBookGirl who knows me well 🤣

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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It takes courage to reveal your pain like this. Michelle Zauner is a good writer. I didn't think it was quite as amazing as everyone else did, but it was still good.

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It took me a while to get into this thriller, but once I was in, I was committed. I think it was a good debut. Ellice Littlejohn is a well crafted, imperfect, sympathetic character.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#DashingDecember #Readathon totals:

I finished three books and almost finished a fourth. I am halfway through a fifth. I would say it was pretty successful. Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 . I look forward to the next readathon.

Andrew65 Very successful, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🎄 Thanks for playing along. 1mo
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This was a very creative, adventurous, fast-paced book. My favorite part was the goblins. I want to check out more of this author's work. It was a really good time.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds good, stacking! 1mo
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The Holiday Switch | Tif Marcelo
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"It's not you, it's me " This book will appeal to people who like wholesome, happily-ever-after books with silly Christmas puns. I read it for a book club and it is just not my jam. It will definitely pass by overprotective parents.

3rbd bk #DashingDecember #readathon

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Oh no! 😔 1mo
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After reading this book, I felt I came away with a better understanding of how this tragedy could have happened. It was the insidious grain of truth in Jim Jones's message that killed them. Most of these people meant to do good in the world and found themselves in the thrall of a demagogue.

The book was well written. I think the author could have used a sensitivity reader when he wrote about race.

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#dashingdecember #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals for the #AnyWayYouReadathon were to

Read 300 pages of Jonestown✅
Read Scandals and Shipwrecks✅
Read Left-handed Bookersellers

I accomplished 2 out of 3 with much progress made in Left-handed Bookersellers. I had a great time! Thank you to everyone who participated! 💕

@kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

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The goblin has anxiety so bad it gave me anxiety to read it. Adrian Montague spends the book constantly apologizing for his own existence, which was familiar to me. It means the character was portrayed well, but I found it less humorous than the other two books, although I did like it.

#AnyWayYouReadathon
#DashingDecember #readathon
@kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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I'll also be participating in The #DashingDecember #readathon that begins tomorrow hosted by @Andrew65

I hope to read all 5 of these books during the week. I am cutting it close with Jim Jones and Holiday Switch because they are both for upcoming book clubs. Ready, set, go!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Join us for the #AnyWayYouReadathon this weekend and pick your own reading goals. Be sure and tag us so we can encourage you!

My goals this weekend are to:

🦌 Read 300 pages of The Road to Jonestown for book club.

🦌 Finish The Left-handed Bookersellers of London

🦌 Finish The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks

@kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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#WondrousWednesday
@Eggs

Thanks for the tag @kimmypete1

1. I have absolutely nothing going on. I guess I will be reading and relaxing with my dog. I'm kind of hoping something falls into my lap.

2. I am fickle, but right now it's Deanna Raybourn, John Irving, and SA Cosby.

3. A pitbull of fatigue and bananas with peanut butter. (I would read that)

Want to play @Trashcanman @HOTPock3tt ?

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Comforting Christmas murder with Maud, my favorite diabolical little, old lady Swedish serial killer. There's even a gingerbread recipe at the end.

vonnie862 Super cute cover! 2mo
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Happy geek moment! The author liked my review of her book on Goodreads. 😁 I derive ridiculous happiness from such rare occurances. It always shocks me when authors read these reviews.

Ruthiella How cool! 😃 2mo
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Letters from an Astrophysicist | Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Reading this book is like having a conversation about life with Dr. Spock. 🖖 I always learn something new from Dr. Tyson as he puts to bed conspiracy theories with a clear and concise demonstration of logic and facts. I like the way he sees the universe, it makes me less afraid of learning.

GingerAntics Oh I have this on my shelf. I love Dr. Tyson and I love Spock!!! 🖖🏻 I can‘t wait to read this now. 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Thank you for hosting the #20in4 #readathon @Andrew65 ! I had a great time and I finished three books, which were all very good. I had to restart my phone a few times so I didn't get an accurate time count, but I read for at least 20 hours in 4 days.

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍👍😊 Thanks for playing along. 2mo
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3rd book read for the #20in4 #readathon
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This was an entertaining thriller set among catty, rich southerners. It had a bit of a modern gothic novel meets Jane Eyre flair with a twist. I liked it.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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2nd book finished for #20in4 #readathon

@Andrew65

The first book set such a high standard that it was hard for the second book to live up to, but I thought the ending was spectacular! That is all I will say because it's a love adventure and I don't want to spoil it.

Andrew65 Briiliant, sounds a great book. 👏👏👏 2mo
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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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1st book finished for #20in4 #readathon

This 4th book in the Wayward Children series could really stand by itself. In it we explore Lundy's world, the Goblin Market, and how Lundy came to be a child aging in reverse. This book had a Neil Gaiman, fairy tale flavor to it. I enjoyed it a lot.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant start 👏👏👏 2mo
Soubhiville This is my favorite fairy world in the series. 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I've been looking forward to the #20in4 #readathon this weekend. I will take advantage of the 5 days! Here is my potential stack.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks a great stack. Good luck, 😊👍 2mo
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Her Perfect Family | Teresa Driscoll
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This book was an Amazon First Reads and it was quite good. It was a fast-paced British mystery that kept me engrossed in the plot and there were some really interesting red herrings. I really liked the character of the private investigator and his family dynamic.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My #NovelNovember #readathon wrap-up:

I read 4 books and made progress in Our Violent Ends and In an Absent Dream.

I had a great time! Thank you for hosting @Andrew65

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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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4th book read for#NovelNovember #readathon @Andrew65

I liked this second book in the series even better than the first because I was even more invested in the characters' outcomes. I loved all the twists and turns and I really admire Avery's resiliency and level head.

Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 2mo
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Finished this horror gem for the second time for book club. I will be forever haunted by Elkhead Woman. If you like horror and you can handle animal death, you will like this one. Be prepared to be forever frightened of elk after you read it.

3rd book finished for #NovelNovember #readathon @Andrew65

Readergrrl Fantastic book!!! 2mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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This book borrowed shamelessly from "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" and was written a little "young" for me. It had some humorous parts, but overall, it struck me as unoriginal. I liked the dog.

2nd book read for #NovelNovember #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
LostInSpace I enjoyed this but felt the same - in my review I wrote that overall it felt quite childish, the dog was the best bit for me too 🤣 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goal for the #AnyWayYouReadathon was to read two books and get started on a third and I accomplished that. I should be finished with The Babysitters Coven today. Thank you to all who participated! I had a great time!

@kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

LostInSpace I wasn‘t sold on babysitters coven, what did you think? 2mo
Eggbeater @LostInSpace I just finished it. I thought it was just okay. It borrowed a lot from other stories and was written for a very "young" audience. 2mo
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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I didn't fall in love with this 3rd book in the Wayward Children series quite as much as I did the first two, maybe because it was too sugary and not violent enough. 😂 I did like the new characters, revisitation of the old ones, and exploring other worlds. I look forward to the rest of the series.

2nd book read for #AnyWayYouReadathon @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

1st book read for #NovelNovember #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 A good start. 2mo
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We Are Pitbulls | AnnaLisa Allegretti
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I can't get any reading done today because I have 60 pounds of lapbull sitting on my lap. 🤣

#dogsofLitsy #pitbullsofLitsy

Soubhiville That‘s totally reasonable. Snuggles are more important. 💜 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😂🐶it‘s always the big ones who think they are lap dogs. 2mo
wanderinglynn Snuggle time should be the priority! ❤️🐶 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'll be participating in the #NovelNovemver #readathon with @Andrew65 as well. Here is my tentative stack. Aside from the Stephen Graham Jones reread, I've kinda got a YA theme going for this month.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Loose Marbles | J. G. Woodward
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This was really a feel-good novella about depression. It uses some of the most insightful language to describe MDD that I've ever read in a work of fiction while maintaining great humor. It stars a therapist protagonist with severe depression and her quirky, lovable clients.
#LGBT

1st book read for #AnyWayYouReadathon

@kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl