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Joined March 2016

Goodreads.com/flaneurette- read mostly lit fic on my kindle (aka “my precious“), Minnesotan, former clinical microbiologist, Ravenclaw, love my public library
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I read 200 pages of this and skimmed to the end, it was just waay too long and repetitive. There are some good nuggets in here but I just got way too pissed off about some things like: why does a grown ass woman w kids of her own keep mentioning Mommy and Daddy, why “crazee”, and why tf does the author think she can waste my time like this?? Gratuitous pic of my kids at the library, they found interesting books about mummies 😆

BookwormM I feel you although I have literally just finished the whole book solely because it made the Booker shortlist. You missed nothing. Also a grown woman constantly saying my sit me down upon really?? 2mo
Flaneurette @BookwormM yes! that bugged me too! I thought it was mostly very condescending towards midwestern american women who don't work outside the home...which is me (oh me oh my)! grrrr... 2mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Sorta making dinner, sorta reading- and not making much headway on this *really* long book. I like it tho, it‘s a really long info dump/ list thing but has not achieved critical mass for me yet...

Leftcoastzen Perfect phrase for it! I am plodding along but enjoying it. (edited) 2mo
Taylor This actually looks right up my alley. I‘ve heard people compare this to the Knausgaard series, which I am thinking about rereading.... (edited) 2mo
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just putting this up in case any of you haven't heard. please sign the petition if you care about libraries and access for all..I know @LibrarianRyan has also posted about it #ebooksforall

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2mo
Taylor These publishers already started this years ago when they heavily boosted up the prices of ebooks. It kind of got swept under the rug then but...everyone acts like the big pubs care about reading culture when really all they‘re interested in is protecting hardback sales. 2mo
Flaneurette @Taylor I really started using my library much more after agency pricing came about..I do still buy quite a few books in various formats but I am not much of a rereader and I can't afford to buy them all so the library makes sense for me but if waits are super long I'm just not gonna read those books 2mo
Taylor @Flaneurette Yeah, I feel like this is another bad move in an attempt to get people to purchase hardbacks, and also probably to get the libraries to purchase more hardbacks so as to have more copies available. 2mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Happy #readanebookday #ebooklove Actually that‘s every day for me

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Good reading spot today

merelybookish Indeed! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen Gorgeous! 2mo
TheSpineView 😍 2mo
Dawnrod1970 So beautiful! 2mo
CarolynM Lovely😍 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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So far so good! #nook

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Biloxi | Mary Miller
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Saturday morning porch reading and 82% done with current read. I‘m liking this book so far but it‘s not a favorite like Mary Miller‘s last book was for me. She writes women soo well and she‘s not quite as successful with a male pov. I do so love lonely older characters tho, it‘s kinda my jam lately

Melissa_J Lovely reading spot. 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful scenery 📖 5mo
MrBook What a great place to get some reading done!!! 3mo
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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Well I signed up for #BFCR2 and my goals are pretty simple, I figured I‘d be more likely to stick with it
1. 6 books
2. Close my activity rings every day

Random sunset pic from vacation in Florida last week

charl08 Wow! What a shot. 5mo
Mitch Yeah - close those rings! 🏆 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely photo 👍 📸 5mo
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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 5mo
Leftcoastzen So beautiful! 5mo
Blaire Gorgeous pic!! 5mo
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I think I may have an ereader hoarding issue! #kindle #kindleoasis

tournevis *snort* 5mo
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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Reading this essay led me to the film “After Life” by Hirokazu Kore-eda , which was awesome. I love it when that happens! Anyone else ever see it? http://nyer.cm/H9Q5bJb

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Quiet haiku like poems to calm my anxious squirrel brain. Thank you to @Redwritinghood for posting about this lovely book

Redwritinghood You‘re welcome! So glad you enjoyed it. 9mo
readordierachel That's a gorgeous typewriter! 9mo
BarbaraBB Hi! Hope all is well! Just checking in ❤️ 7mo
Flaneurette @BarbaraBB hello! Yes I‘m doing fine, just not been on Litsy much lately, so kind of you to think of me..I just sent u a friend request on LibraryThing 😄 7mo
BarbaraBB I accepted of course. I haven‘t been much on LT lately so I‘ve been missing your reviews and updates! 7mo
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Arctic Dreams | Barry Lopez
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1. -35 F again this morning, why do I live here again? Kids off school for 3rd day..
2. 72 and sunny
3. 68
4. On my front porch/sitting in swing/72 degrees and sunny/margarita
5. Read tagged book many years ago and excited to see he has a new one coming out this year

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 10mo
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Has anyone noticed the #Libby update? This kinda stresses me out!

Kaye Yes. It‘s quite different to get used to. 10mo
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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1. Hated this book so much, I‘m still mad about it.
2. At home, I‘m a stay at home mom
3. I was about 12 or 13 when I asked someone when their baby was due- she‘d already had it! Lesson learned
4. Street vendor waffles in Brussels or cedar white spruce woods Lake Superior
5. Black Summer

#friyaintro
@howjessreads

LeahBergen # 3! 😆😆😆 10mo
BkClubCare Boring story probably but I was in a quick intimate online book club right when the fever-fervor for ALL was starting and everyone bailed on it but me. And I skipped parts to get thru it. #trueconfession 8mo
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Hanging out at Barnes & Noble today

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I went thru a phase of reading all about fin-de-siecle Paris in my twenties and the idea of the idle wanderer about town always appealed to me. I know I should be a flaneuse but my real name is Annette so I modified it a bit

@kaye
#whatsyourhandle

tpixie https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374156046 here‘s a book about that! 11mo
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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Road trip, made her read a chapter before she gets the iPad

Caroline2 Ohh that‘s a good idea! I might do that on our next trip! 👍🏻 11mo
WhatThePuck Mine would throw up if she read in the car. I'm the only one I the family that can read in the car. 11mo
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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1. I have bought my mom,daughter, and nephew kindles because I‘m a kindle evangelist.
2. Leaving for Big Sky, Montana at 5am tomorrow morning and it‘s supposed to snow- we are driving, so wish me luck!
3. My goal was 52 and I made it to 89 so far, I hope to get a few more before the end of the year
4. The Polar Express and A Charlie Brown Christmas
5. Will do!

#friyayintro

jenniferajanes I love my Kindle! I‘ve been using the original Paperwhite since it first came out. I got the new Paperwhite for Christmas this year and love it. I hope your family loves their Kindles too. What awesome gifts! 11mo
CouronneDhiver I love the *idea* of a kindle but I‘ve never tried one... 11mo
merelybookish Hope you arrived safely in Montana! 11mo
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Flights | Olga Tokarczuk
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Getting major Sebald vibes from this one....I like it so far

Ruthiella I want to give this book a try! 😀 11mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Books I bought for my husband and kids for Xmas. Now it‘s time to wrap ugh- I hate wrapping! How did I do??

LauraBeth I think you did a great job! 👍 11mo
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TheBookStacker Flower Moon is still one of my favorite books ever 11mo
Flaneurette @LauraBeth thank you! I hope so! 11mo
Flaneurette @TheBookStacker I sure hope my husband likes it, he doesn‘t read many books, a lot of magazines and news articles though so maybe this will interest him 11mo
mrp27 Great book picks! 11mo
readordierachel You did fantastic! 11mo
batsy A great stack! Shopping for books for oneself or others is the best part ... the wrapping, not so much 😆 11mo
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I‘m unreasonably kind of excited for this 🤣🤣

Trashcanman @Stacy_31 time for another round! 11mo
Blaire Oh love it! 11mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Holy sh*t this book! Long recursive sentences that only appear to ramble and meander into societal and psychological minutiae ala Infinite Jest with a healthy dose of feminist anger. Coming of age in 1970s Northern Ireland sounds like a big downer but this was so linguistically unique and funny I enjoyed every word. All the stars

Suzze This post has me teetering even more on the edge of reading this one. 🤣🤣 11mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Suzze Go for it, it's brilliant! 11mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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4⭐️I liked but didn‘t love this one. It‘s told from shifting povs and many of them,particularly the young men,were difficult to differentiate but I really loved some of his women, who broke my heart. I had difficulty gaining traction bc of the unrelenting bleakness of all the stories but I think that‘s kind of the point. Also, I now have a Radiohead There,There earworm...

Tamra This might be more difficult on audio then given the shifting POV. 11mo
Flaneurette @Tamra I just read somewhere (maybe Goodreads) that there are multiple narrators and its well done on audio so maybe that actually helps in this case? I do recommend it, I certainly won‘t forget about it anytime soon! 11mo
merelybookish I liked this but didn't love it as much as I wanted to. It was definitely uneven but still plan to read whatever else he writes! 11mo
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Ok Litsy peeps, I really need recs for this kid who used to read but this is what she does now. I bought Eleanor and Park and Tell Me Three Things for Xmas for her and I think she might like Stephen King but I haven‘t read him in so long I don‘t know where to start. She has loved all the Rowling and Rick Riordan in the past and I would like to find something to get her back into it, any thoughts? I don‘t read YA so I am clueless

cathysaid John Green? Thirteen Reasons Why? I don‘t read much YA, but maybe @IheartYA or @ItsAngel could help? Maybe @LibrarianRyan ? (edited) 11mo
Flaneurette Thank you @cathysaid she did read 13 reasons last year and liked it. I bought her Fault in Our Stars but she never read it, maybe bc it was for her kindle and she likes “real” books now. She just came home with Handmaids Tale from school today for language arts class so hopefully she will like it 11mo
ohyeahthatgirl Get them into ebooks! The impulse to pick up a phone is strong, so turn it into a book. For SK, try Night Shift, short stories that are the origins of a few larger works. For YA, I loved Undead Girl Gang. Comics like Giant Days are also attention grabbing for those that love the constant scroll of social media. 11mo
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IheartYA Divergent, Hunger Games, Matched, the Raven Cycle, Twilight, to All the Boys I've Loved Before, Mara Dyer 11mo
Bklover My daughter loved the series that begins with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 11mo
IheartYA I have the same issue. My daughter used to love reading, now she hates it. She'll be 14 in a week. Also try... Splintered, A Clockwork Scarab, the Mortal Instruments. 11mo
LibrarianRyan I just finished #murdertrending. It would be a better start off than King. It‘s horror comedy and social media plays a part so it might get her away from the phone. (edited) 11mo
LibrarianRyan @cathysaid thanks for the tag. Let‘s add 11mo
LibrarianRyan This one is super short. But so catching. 11mo
LibrarianRyan Okay so time for some GN. 11mo
LibrarianRyan All the books I have suggested are relatively clean. Some kissing. Some blood and guts but no sec and very little foul language. 11mo
cathysaid @LibrarianRyan As always, you rock! ❤️ And @IheartYA is damn near an expert! 11mo
cathysaid @Flaneurette No problem! I‘m useless in this genre but luckily...we‘ve got Litsy! 11mo
LibrarianRyan Just thought of another one. It‘s like reading reality tv complete with cosmeticians. It‘s fun. 11mo
Flaneurette @ohyeahthatgirl she has had a kindle for years but now prefers “real” books so 🤷🏼‍♀️ I remember loving night shift back in the day so I will check that out and your other recommendations- thank you! 11mo
Flaneurette @IheartYA mine is 15 but thinks she is 20 😑 she did like Hunger Games and Divergent so I will def check out your other recs, thank you! Ps I said the other day to her that Twilight was on Prime so she should check it out but she rolled her eyes at me 11mo
Flaneurette @LibrarianRyan thank you so much!! I will check them all out! Litsy is so awesome 😎! 11mo
shaynarae I‘m not a YA person, but Where‘d You Go Bernadette was a surprisingly fun read that I think just about anyone would enjoy. It‘s my general go-to rec. 11mo
Tamra I recall reading all the King novels back in the day and being totally absorbed. 11mo
irre My 15 year old niece loved this one when I gave it to her for Christmas. You can watch the movie after. 11mo
Flaneurette @Tamra I know I‘m a bit of a snoot nowadays but I liked King back in high school but I just don‘t remember enough to buy her anything. I liked The Stand but that is way too long and quasi philosophical for her I think. Also The Shining is a bit too adult w the whole alcoholism angle right? I‘m probably overthinking this... 11mo
Flaneurette @irre she has it and hasn‘t read beyond the first few chapters, she says it is good but I guess can‘t compete with Instagram because she hasn‘t finished it 😒 11mo
BookishTrish Sarah Dessen? 11mo
Librarianaut The Abhorsen books by Garth Nix (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen). They are fabulous!!!!! 11mo
Librarianaut Also, what about Rainbow Rowell‘s books? 11mo
Librarianaut Those were engaging and appropriate for teens, I think 11mo
BarbaraBB My 14 years old loved 11mo
BarbaraBB And i just bought her 11mo
BarbaraBB Also she loved 11mo
Flaneurette @Librarianaut Sabriel looks good! I did buy her Eleanor and Park fo Xmas hopefully she will like it. Thank you! 11mo
Flaneurette @BookishTrish I had not heard of this author at all! Thank you! 11mo
Flaneurette @BarbaraBB she started the Hate U Give this summer and hasn‘t picked it up in months although she says it is good 🤷🏼‍♀️ I was looking at the Astonishing Color for her too bc she is from China and I believe the mc of this one is from Taiwan so maybe relatable somewhat? Thank you! 11mo
Flaneurette @shaynarae that is a good book! I read it too a while ago.. thank you! 11mo
Flaneurette @Bklover ooh that looks right up her alley! I hadn‘t heard of it before, thank you so much! 11mo
Tamra @Flaneurette I know what you mean! 😆 For good and bad, my mom didn‘t pay much attention (that I could tell) as to what I read as a teen - she liked King so they were on the shelves. I don‘t recall much detail, but Misery or Shawshank Redemption? There is always violence in them though. (edited) 11mo
Tamra I almost forgot! 😵 I have loved everything I‘ve read by Jacqueline Woodson! YA 11mo
Flaneurette @Tamra my mom didn‘t notice what I read either! Lots of trash:king,Anne Rice, and Clan of the cave bear I recall. I‘ve been meaning to read Woodson, it seems there is sooo much great YA nowadays compared to when I was young but aside from Harry Potter I just haven‘t read it 11mo
Tamra @Flaneurette totally! It‘s amazing what is written now for all ages. So much better! (edited) 11mo
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#kindledeal today fyi

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Has anyone tried these cli-fi short stories with narration on Amazon Prime? It looks like they have some good authors and they are in Goodreads database if anyone is looking for shorter things to reach their reading challenges

Cinfhen This is helpful for #booked2019 #cliFi & #pop19 #Suggestions 11mo
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Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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http://www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2014/sep/13/-sp-chris-ware-the-l...

Not actually tagged book, not in Litsy database. Chris Ware is a stinkin genius, that space between the c and h on the restaurant sign breaks my heart, such minutely observed details. A melancholy novella about being an awkward elementary school kid. Tagged book also highly recommended

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Recent selfie of my hubs and me from my anniversary/ birthday trip to Italy. Sorry about bad quality but it was dark out and maybe you will be distracted by the amazing colosseum in the background. #friyayintro

BarbaraBB Great picture 💕 12mo
merelybookish Awesome! 12mo
saresmoore Selfies with architectural distractions—great idea! 12mo
batsy Lovely photo! 12mo
gradcat Wow! 12mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Pretty psyched about this but I probably won‘t be able to wait for it to get here and will get the ebook first...don‘t feel as bad about quitting #botm now. #indiespensable

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Well I‘ve got some reading to do! I‘ve read 9 and own 19 more. My favorites so far are Florida and Severance. Love the #tob #tob2019 #therooster

mreads I've read 12, DNF 5 and added 11 to my TBR list 12mo
MicheleinPhilly 19??? Now I don‘t feel so badly about my stack. ☺️ 12mo
Churchlady Thanks for sharing! I‘ve read 5 and there were quite a few I hadn‘t come across yet! 12mo
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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Sitting on my terrace in Florence reading my kindle,not a bad way to spend my 50th bday

LiteraryinLititz Gorgeous! Have a wonderful birthday! 13mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 13mo
4thhouseontheleft Happy Birthday!! 13mo
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8little_paws Happy birthday!!! 13mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 13mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 13mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁 13mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂🎉 That is certainly a wonderful way to enjoy your day 😍 13mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 13mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 13mo
Reggie Happy Birthday 🎊🎂🎈 13mo
MaureenMc 🎈🎉🎂🙌 13mo
arubabookwoman Happy Birthday! We share a birthday, as today is my birthday too—except that I turned 18 the day you were born.😏 13mo
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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Having a mimosa at the train station in Rome before we head to Florence. Had some fresh bufalo mozzarella and prosciutto- even train station food is good in Italy. Not getting much reading done though, jet lag is killing me!

Emilymdxn Jet lag going that way is a killer! I hope you adore Rome!! 13mo
Taylor I was just thinking about how I‘ve been meaning to read these. 13mo
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My Struggle, Book Six | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Awaiting our flight to Rome and can‘t decide what to read. Mr flaneurette is reading the Dan Brown and I‘ve since finished Certain American States but there are 100 plus books on my kindle I want to get to soonish...this is MY struggle.

merelybookish Regardless, have fun!! 13mo
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Both dull and mean-spirited. Every single trip to and from the train station to drop off or pick up girlfriend is mentioned (so what?) and almost every customer to enter the bookshop is a complete idiot. I don‘t feel bad I borrowed this from the library and read it on my kindle! I am the worst.person.ever and deserve to made fun of on the authors Facebook page or next book.

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If I would just quit futzing with calibre and devices maybe I would finish the tagged book...

Lindy Good point. I‘m putting down my phone and going back to my book now. 😉 1y
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Went for a walk with my kindle today, can‘t seem to acquire an affection for audiobooks but I really need to get some exercise. Anyone else a #readwalker ?

TheSpineView Yes! I find it makes the exercise go faster. 1y
Hoopiefoot I used to take my Latin flash cards for walks in college. 😀 1y
Taylor Audiobooks annoy me 1y
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At the library with the kids on this rainy last day before school starts. Naturally I found a few books to bring home 🤦‍♀️

readordierachel Looks like a good stack! 1y
ohyeahthatgirl Love Rebecca Solnit! Had the chance to see her speak and she's just so smart. 1y
Flaneurette @ohyeahthatgirl I read Wanderlust and A Field Guide to Getting Lost years ago and loved them but haven‘t read her newer stuff so am excited to start this one 1y
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This was fine. I doubt I will remember it in a month but a good palate cleanser, particularly after Sabrina, which wrecked me a little bit. Definitely a borrow not buy

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Saturday plans

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Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Well I finally used my last credits and canceled my account, I‘ve skipped every month since March. I did let them know that I wasn‘t happy with the recent changes. I just haven‘t been excited about the selections and every month stressed me out😬 #botm

Reviewsbylola I canceled last month and no regrets so far. I did end up reserving this one from the library though. 1y
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll probably have a few add-one this month in an attempt to use up my credits too. 1y
MrBook @BookBabe and I cancelled awhile back. 😕 1y
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Flaneurette It seems to have gotten stale after Maris Kreizman left. What do you guys think 🤔? @Reviewsbylola @4thhouseontheleft @MrBook 1y
Reviewsbylola I can‘t really pinpoint it but the absence of the judges seemed to be right around when it got exceptionally bad. There were just so many things that happened all at once. They stopped offering extra books. They also stopped having the fun little accessories in their boxes. The stopped having the more tailored bookmarks. Their customer service became abysmal. 1y
Flaneurette Yes! @Reviewsbylola I agree and really miss all those things. 1y
MicheleinPhilly I skipped again this month and I‘m dying to use my last 4 credits so I can be done with them for good. 1y
Jess I still have two credits left but am thinking of cancelling when they are done. I just can‘t get past the fact that my only choices seem to be thrillers or historical fiction. There used to be at least one or two each month that were on my radar and it thrilled me but now I‘m getting a book just to get a book. 1y
Flaneurette I know @MicheleinPhilly and @Jess it‘s just no fun anymore. 1y
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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It‘s a good day when there‘s a new Murakami in the New Yorker

Cathythoughts I‘ve never read this writer. Must investigate 1y
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Surprised to see this display at my local Barnes and Noble! I may have to add to my collection...

TrishB @arlenefinnigan will like this 😁 1y
batsy Ohhh, that display makes me happy 😍 1y
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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I put this on hold over a month ago and #Libby no longer lists it in my holds! It is still marked as hold in overdrive and my libraries website but this put me in a panic! I really don‘t want to lose my place in line. This also happened to another prerelease I have on hold. Anyone else having issues?

CouronneDhiver Can you call the library to verify? 1y
Flaneurette @CouronneDhiver I just received a reply from Libby support that they are aware of the problem and to refer to my library‘s overdrive to see all my holds. Glad to see they respond quickly 1y
CouronneDhiver 😊👍 1y
susanw Yes! I noticed this too. If I added a hold again it put me in the same place I was before, so I wasn‘t too worried but, I‘m glad to hear it wasn‘t just me and that they are aware of it. 1y
Flaneurette @susanw I almost did that and was afraid I would be put back to the end of the line!! Thanks for letting me know that didn‘t happen 1y
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The Reservoir Tapes | Jon McGregor
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Having some pho 🍲 with the kids

EricQiao That looks great! I ❤️ Vietnamese food. 1y
Flaneurette I‘m no connoisseur @EricQiao but it was good! 1y
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Census | Jesse Ball
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Sunday morning porch reading. Finally decided on Census after flailing about for a few days unable to settle on what to read next. It‘s interesting how out of sorts I feel when I don‘t have an active book going but a bunch of maybes on the periphery. #booknerdproblems

Mitch I totally agree. I feel really weird if I‘m between books. I feel a little cut loose! 1y
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Starting Less today, needing something a bit lighter. I‘m also turning the big five-o soon 😑 so maybe this will be interesting

ephemeralwaltz Great selection of ebooks! 1y
Flaneurette Thanks @ephemeralwaltz I absolutely ❤️ my library and the Libby app, so many good books! 1y
merelybookish Happy almost five-oh! (I'm not far behind.) 1y
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The Art of the Wasted Day | Patricia Hampl
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1. Coffee, kindle, listening to the birds
2. 2 years
3. Juicy Lucy
4. 6:15
5. Echo spot, Lamp, Apple watch charger

#Humpdaypost @MinDea

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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Are these maybe the June #botm selections?? Found on the website today. Guess I‘m gonna skip again I‘ve already pre-ordered calypso from Audible. Bummer

Flaneurette Oops sorry I see you guys already found it! @irre (edited) 1y
Redwritinghood I‘m considering skipping again too. I haven‘t been happy with their choices lately. 1y
catiewithac I wonder who wrote The Anomaly... 1y
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Flaneurette I‘m guessing it‘s this one @catiewithac (edited) 1y
Flaneurette @Redwritinghood I have 2 credits to use and then I‘ll probably cancel..too much thriller ya and chick lit lately for me. I‘d rather get those from overdrive/Libby because my bookshelves are too full as is! 1y
Redwritinghood @Flaneurette With you 100%. I might get Book of Essie, but not sure. 1y
Reviewsbylola After looking them up, I think I want 4 of them. 😳😳 1y
Cinfhen Really @Reviewsbylola I want zero 😂Thanks for tagging me @Flaneurette 😘 1y
Flaneurette @Reviewsbylola You go girl! I‘ll watch for your reviews! 1y
Reviewsbylola I just realized I can only get three because I only have one account. 😂😂 So I am going to have to leave one behind. 😦 @Flaneurette @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen I can use my choice and pick one for you @Reviewsbylola ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Reviewsbylola No, thank you for the offer but totally unnecessary. ❤️❤️ I will get one of them from the library. ☺️ Save your credits for yourself because lord knows they‘ll be charging $20 a book before we know it. 😂 @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen So true @Reviewsbylola 😬I miss those $5 and $10 deals😫😫😫 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I think I will go with The Kiss Quotient, but I may skip. I have to read what the judge or the members say once it goes up on the site. 1y
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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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Found a peaceful reading spot after my mammogram 😊

LiteraryinLititz Looks like a lovely reading spot. Hope the test went well! 2y
readordierachel Perfect spot! 2y
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Sparks! | Ian Boothby
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OMG is somebody actually reading of their own volition??!! She seems to like the new comic I bought her. If anyone has recs for a 3rd grade reluctant reader I‘m all ears. Animals are cool princesses are not. Don‘t mind the sticker strategically placed over my stack of unread New Yorkers...

LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
RidgewayGirl Graphic novels really are gateway books. Captain Underpants, Babysitters Club, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries. It gets them started without being a page full of text. Looks like you know what you‘re doing! 2y
saresmoore My princess-hating 3rd grader tends to devour books that are a bit on the irreverent side: David Walliams, Roald Dahl or more thriller-y, like the FunJungle series or The Story Thieves. Also graphic novels: Big Nate, Phoebe & Her Unicorn, anything by Raina Telgemeier, Babymouse. Check out brightly.com, as well. 2y
Flaneurette @RidgewayGirl Yes! That big wall of text just scares her off because it is intimidating. I do already have most of the wimpy kid series from her older sister(plus 2000 other books in this house)I should try them again with her. Thanks! 2y
Flaneurette @saresmoore I also bought Phoebe & Her Unicorn today and it looks really cute! I‘ve got some Big Nate already but I will def check out your other suggestions. Thank you! 2y
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