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Joined July 2016

Read classic literature in daily bite-sized bits. Free app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices - https://www.serialreader.org
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The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
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Women and Economics | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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🚨 New serial! Charlotte Perkins Gilman‘s popular “Women and Economics,” her 1898 argument for the economic independence of women. Available in #serialreader in 23 issues

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Framley Parsonage | Anthony Trollope
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New serial! Thanks to a request from a reader, there‘s a few new titles from Anthony Trollope‘s Chronicles of Barsetshire series available in Serial Reader including “Framley Parsonage.” Is there a book you‘d like to see in #serialreader ? Request it here or in the app! 💙

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New serial: “My Disillusionment in Russia” by anarchist political activist Emma Goldman, describing the tumultuous events in Russia following the Revolution of 1917. Originally published as 2 volumes, you can read the complete work in 26 issues with #serialreader

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R.U.R. | Karel ?apek
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Credited with introducing the word “robot“ to the English language, Karel Capek's 1920 play “R.U.R.“ -- Rossum's Universal Robots -- features robots built to be efficient servants for humanity. But unrest is brewing. Read it in 6 issues with Serial Reader! 🤖⁠

https://www.serialreader.org/5d5aa24738e0600c74e2f1b8/r-u-r/

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Just added a bunch of Shakespearean comedies to #serialreader including As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, and more. Find them all, plus other comedies by Shakespeare already in the app, in the new collection here: https://www.serialreader.org/collection/5d3dad5ca5468404af76dc03/

Julsmarshall Ooh, just signed up for As You Like It. Thanks for sharing! 😄 (edited) 4mo
Megabooks Awesome! I love Taming! 4mo
batsy Tagging the #ShakespeareReadAlong group :) 4mo
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Thirty Strange Stories | Herbert George Wells
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“I awoke abruptly out of a dream of strange beasts...“ New in #serialreader: H.G. Wells' collection of short stories ranging from sci-fi to downright creepy. Includes “The Strange Orchid,“ “In the Abyss,“ and “The Red Room.“ https://www.serialreader.org/5d38879ed21bfe2e2cc5a21e/thirty-strange-stories/

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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Ideas as friends - such lovely writing from Willa Cather

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“Always fond of the marvelous, I conceived a strong desire to go to the North Pole.“ With those words the heroine of Anna Adolph's “Arqtiq“ takes her family & friends off to the frozen North Pole in a flying machine (her own invention). A fascinating combination of sci-fi, utopian, feminist, hollow earth, and adventure themes with a “truly unique“ writing style. Read it in 10 issues with #serialreader

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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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Doesn't it bug you when they put the movie poster on the book cover? 😜

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The Art of Listening | Erich Fromm
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Hello! Yes you there! I'd love to know what you think about Serial Reader: what could be better, what could be changed, what could be added? Appreciate any thoughts and ideas! 💙 - Michael

jewright I love it, but I do find the highlighting tools hard to use. I would like to see more poetry and Shakespeare. 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I LOVE Serial Reader as is. Asked my husband, as he is also a fan, and he said he‘d like the option to choose shorter daily installments. Thanks for all you do - we both really enjoy it. 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was going to say longer daily installments! But I guess that just means we want to be able to pick our estimated installment time frame. 5mo
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Daisey I really like it as is, but I would like to be able to search my read books and notes/highlights rather than just scrolling though a long list. 5mo
DivineDiana Also a fan of “as is”! Love the encouraging markers to continue reading! 👏🏻 5mo
Soubhiville I like it as is, but don‘t use it a ton as I don‘t like reading on my phone. 5mo
SaturnDoo I like it as is and enjoy it. I don't think I would want longer daily installments,as I can already continue on to the next installment. Thank you for all you do. It has really helped me get some classics read that I probably wouldn't have otherwise 😊 5mo
Kristy_K As is! Would enjoy more poetry though. Like Yeats, Donne, Byron, etc. 5mo
sudi I like it as it is, but one thing i would like is including more classics from different countries. Also to be able to choose the time on how long each installment should be. Other than that it's great and i've read many classics because of it. 5mo
batsy I love it as is, too, and thanks for that ❤️ But @Daisey 's suggestion would be pretty useful 🙂 5mo
SerialReader @batsy @sudi @Kristy_K @SaturnDoo @Soubhiville @DivineDiana @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @jewright Thanks so much for kind words & ideas! Lots to think about.

Some notes & highlights improvements (better organization & search) arrived earlier this year in iOS and I'm working on bringing the same to Android. I'll be sure to bring the same sort of organization & search to the books section.
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My Antonia (Green) | Willa Cather
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Due to extraordinary luck Serial Reader was noticed by Salon writer Mary Elizabeth Williams, who gave me the opportunity to ramble about the app and why I created it (hint: it revolves around My Antonia and some crying). Check out her excellent article if you're interested: https://www.salon.com/2019/06/02/my-phone-helped-me-fall-in-love-with-books-agai...

And if not, at least be sure to read the excellent My Antonia by Willa Cather!

Caterina Great interview, thanks for sharing! 😊 I've used and loved SerialReader for a few years now, and I've always been impressed with how many works by women and people of color you find in public domain. I love discovering books on your app and reading classics I've always meant to read. ❤️ (PS - I happen to be reading My Antonia right now!!) 6mo
SerialReader @Caterina Thanks for the kind words! Hope you enjoy My Antonia 😊 6mo
BarbaraBB I am a @SerialReader adept as well. I hope this interview will give you more fame! Great app! 6mo
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SerialReader @BarbaraBB Thanks very much! 6mo
Tanisha_A Love Serial Reader. Congratulations! 6mo
LeahBergen How wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
sprainedbrain Great article! I‘ve read so many great books over the years on your app. Thank you! 6mo
zuzia I love your app! It's the highlight of my day! I'm glad you are getting the attention you deserve! 6mo
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Yeah who doesn‘t know this, Herbert? 🙄

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The House of the Vampire | George Sylvester Viereck
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New to #serialreader: The House of the Vampire, a classic Victorian gothic horror story and one of the first where the vampires feed on more than just blood 🧛‍♂️ Read it in 9 issues with Serial Reader! #vampires #horror #gothic

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New to Serial Reader! One of Mark Twain‘s bestselling books — a humorous and entertaining journey through the Old World. May be your perfect poolside read? Is it summer yet?? ☀️🏝 #serialreader

DivineDiana Thank you! Reminds me to start a new Serial Reader book! Stacked! (edited) 8mo
tpixie awesomeness!!
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Dang.

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The Lost World | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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I‘ve read this book so many times but it‘s always a delight - filled with humor, chills, some goofy bits, and plenty of adventure

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The Decameron | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Trapped for days hiding from the Black Death, a group of Italians tell each other 100 stories ranging from witty to funny to erotic. An entertaining snapshot of life from 14th century Italy. Added recently to #serialreader

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Monday Or Tuesday | Virginia Woolf
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Just added this collection of short stories by Virginia Woolf. Includes “A Haunted House,” “The Mark on the Wall,” and more #serialreader

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This book is jammed full of little quips to live by. Very modern advice!

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The Created Legend | Fyodor Sologub
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Can you tell I add these on the weekend? Another new one available in #serialreader: the story of poet Trirodov and his escape from a revolution-wracked society to a tranquil school in the woods. But the world cannot be kept out. Read it in 23 issues!

BarbaraBB Great job! 10mo
batsy This sounds brilliant! Thank you! 10mo
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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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Just added to Serial Reader: one of Shakespeare‘s most treasured comedies — gossip and rumors lead to misunderstandings, heartbreak, and love. Read it in 16 issues! 🎭📚💕

BarbaraBB Thank you! 10mo
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New to #serialreader - Henri Barbusse‘s novel based on his experiences as a French solider in WWI. One of the first novels published after the war, it was remarkable for its gritty realistic depiction of the conflict. It joins a growing list of First World War literature available in Serial Reader https://www.serialreader.org/blog/first-world-war-stories/

JazzFeathers Is there a section for WWI? 11mo
SerialReader @JazzFeathers Yep! A bunch are linked through the URL in the post & the full collection is here: https://www.serialreader.org/collection/5c27b05a3666ac61ea717275/ 11mo
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Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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New in Serial Reader! Another mystery from Agatha Christie featuring the ingenious Poirot and a dead millionaire in an open grave 💀🏌️‍♂️

It‘s just one of several new books available today in #serialreader from Robert Frost, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Jean Toomer and more thanks to 1923 works entering the public domain! Keep an eye on the app as I add even more over the next few days and weeks.

emtobiasz Hooray for the public domain!! 11mo
batsy 😍 11mo
BarbaraBB Wow 😍 11mo
bookandcat HUZZAH! 11mo
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From 116 years ago, the timeless experience of losing your bags while traveling. #serialreader

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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Trending today in #SerialReader: the classic tale of a tyrant‘s murderous rise and inevitable downfall. Read Macbeth in 10 issues with Serial Reader!

And please, *please* if you‘re in the U.S. vote today! 🇺🇸 It‘s incredibly important and every vote counts. Find all you need at https://iwillvote.com

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The Gloria Scott | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Trending today in #SerialReader! A mystery from Sherlock Holmes‘ youth, uncovering a friend‘s dark family secret. Read it in 3 issues!

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Just enough time before Halloween to read the 5 issues of Sleepy Hollow in #serialreader! More silly than scary, the fun story so perfectly encapsulates the feeling of autumn for me I read it every year around this time.

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The Whisperer in Darkness | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Ten more days until Halloween is perfect for the 10 issues of one of my favorite creepy stories from #serialreader - The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft.

After floods reveal strange things from deep in the woods, a professor shares his near escape from the unknown to urge the public to stay away. More creepy/weird than horror & a great tale for chilly October nights! 🎃

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Pickman's Model | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Quick and creepy read for a late night. Pickman‘s disturbing paintings hide a horrifying secret. Careful when venturing under the earth, everyone! Read it in 2 issues with #SerialReader

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Wealth of Nations | Adam Smith
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Trending today in #SerialReader - Adam Smith‘s landmark work from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution exploring how an open economy may be able to regulate itself. A dense work at times, but splitting it into 20-minute issues makes it a little easier to digest!

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Trending today in #SerialReader - a scientific expedition reaches a strange expanse of Antarctic mountains. Their presence awakens something ancient and terrible, unleashing death and insanity. One of Lovecraft‘s best-known weird tales. Read it in 15 issues with Serial Reader!

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Kwaidan | Lafcadio Hearn
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Added recently to #SerialReader - Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, a collection of Japanese ghost stories. They range from creepy to funny to sad, some quite short and others complex. A fascinating read! 👻 https://www.serialreader.org/5b1bd668572ec72ac6818fb6/kwaidan/

knittedgnome Awesome! My son will love these! Thanks for all your hard work! 1y
Libby1 Wonderful! Thank you, @SerialReader . I think we‘re ALL afraid of Hairy Things. 1y
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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Oh how I know the feeling, poor Mole. Trending today in #SerialReader: the classic tale of Mole, Rat, Badger, and of course Toad. It‘s much, much better than whitewashing!

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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Trending today: an ironic day to read about some questionable parenting decisions. Old King Lear decides to divide up his kingdom amongst his children and everything works our swimmingly. Er, *checks notes* no wait the opposite of that.

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Added three volumes to #serialreader filled with the adventures of Arsène Lupin, the beloved French gentleman burglar and master of disguise. Follow along as he swipes treasures, evades the law, and even tangled with a certain English detective (whose name was oh so cleverly changed to Herlock Sholmes to avoid copyright issues)

Libby1 Oo! How exciting! Maybe I‘ll look into this after I finish The Faerie Queene. 2y
Libby1 Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me if it‘s possible that other books in The Faerie Queene will be on Serial Reader. I finished the 19 issues earlier today and thought I‘d finished the whole thing! I was dismayed to see I‘d read Book 1 of 6! Also, it might be helpful if the description of the serial explained that this was the first part of a longer work. Thank you! (edited) 2y
SerialReader @Libby1 ack! Sorry about that. I‘ll add the remaining books as soon as I can 2y
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Libby1 Thanks, @SerialReader ! I‘m not in a rush and I love your app! 2y
aniket.barik I love the app. I wonder if the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit might be added some day. 2y
SerialReader @aniket.barik Thanks! I don‘t have the rights to distribute those books unfortunately, but maybe one day! (edited) 2y
aniket.barik @SerialReader Ah, it's okay. It certainly has a lot more than I will be able to read anyway. Thanks for the amazing app. :) 2y
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Happened across this funny quote in the otherwise delightfully creepy ghost stories of M.R. James #serialreader 👻

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Trending today: H.G. Wells‘s hair-raising tale of... well, you should probably just dive in fresh 🐀🐯🐶 Read it in 19 issues from #serialreader

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The classic tale of Nottingham‘s lovable thief and his band of Merry Men is trending today! You can try out the first of 46 issues here: https://www.serialreader.org/preview/57532999572ec778bc40d0b2/the-merry-adventur...

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Trending today in Serial Reader: the classic tale of the mischievous flying boy who wouldn‘t grow up. Read Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie in 21 issues: https://www.serialreader.org/566f83ed5171017751284896/peter-pan/

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In this 1827 sci-fi story, an ancient Egyptian mummy is brought back to life in the futuristic world of 2126 (filled with more than a few prophetic ideas of new technology). Recommended for fans of Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein or The Last Man. Preview the first issue in Serial Reader: https://www.serialreader.org/preview/5a805fb4572ec73088f4f61f/the-mummy!/

rabbitprincess I like the sound of this one! 2y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I don‘t remember this book being so funny! So far my #FaveCarolCharacter is Scrooge himself. He‘s so grumpy and fussy it‘s downright comic, though that may just be because I know how it all turns out. Resisting the urge to read tomorrow‘s issue early! #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead

ephemeralwaltz I had to resist as well 😂 2y
suvata I know. I didn‘t remember it being so funny either. It really is a great book. 2y
KVanRead Yes. I really love the humor. Dickens seems to be having so much fun. 2y
JazzFeathers Me too. I have a feeling, if l had the book instead of reading on Serial Reader, l'd read it in one day. It's so good! 😆 2y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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My favorite #ScroogeOnScreen is probably Scrooge McDuck but a very close second would be Mr Magoo. My family used to watch this one together every year. 🎄 #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead

KVanRead 💕💗❤️Magoo. Classic! 2y
AmandaL I forgot about this one! I saw it on TV as a kid. 2y
Billypar I was just scrolling through to make sure someone posted this one. George C. Scott is my favorite but Magoo is definitely 2nd. I love the songs- this could be a real Broadway show. 2y
JazzFeathers It's been such a long time since last l've seen anything Magoo 2y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Issue 1 of the #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead! Dickens gets his fair share of eye rolls from me while reading but this bit from Scrooge‘s nephew got me. And poor Cratchit applauds 😣

KVanRead Yes. It‘s so good. 2y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Starting this Wednesday @KVanRead is kicking off a #ChristmasCarolReread with Serial Reader! At 11 issues, that means you‘ll wrap up on Christmas Eve. Brilliant! I‘ll be reading along and I hope you will too. Be sure to follow @KVanRead to keep up with the fun! 🎄☃️

LeahBergen I‘m in, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
rubyslippersreads Me too! 🎄 2y
Daisey Thanks for sharing! This sounds great! 2y
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Laughterhp I‘m going to try and join in! 2y
batsy Oh, lovely idea. I'm so in! @KVanRead 2y
KVanRead Yay! Thanks for sharing!! 2y
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Return of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Just added the stories from Return of Sherlock Holmes to Serial Reader. The Adventure of the Dancing Men, Solitary Cyclist, Six Napoleons and more!

rabbitprincess Wishbone! ♥️🐶 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Oh, I guess I‘ll need to do another #Sherlocked read-along in the new year! @Sarah83 @Andrew65 (edited) 2y
BethM Wishbone was the best! 2y
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LeahBergen Oh, Wishbone! 💕💕 2y
Sarah83 Such a great idea 😊😊😊 @jpmcwisemorgan @Andrew65 2y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 This is one I read at the end of March this year, and did enjoy it. @jpmcwisemorgan 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @Andrew65 @Sarah83 I think I‘ve read them all many years ago but a read along would be fun to kick off the new year. 2y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan do you want to read the whole canon or just this book? 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @Sarah83 Just the ones Serial Reader recently added. I did the rest of them earlier this year (maybe end of last year???) as part of a #Sherlocked read along. 2y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan sounds like a great idea. 😊 When do you want to start? 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @Sarah83 Probably sometime after the start of the new year so anyone who‘d like to participate has time to settle in after all the holiday stuff and first of the year craziness. 2y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan 👍 do you make up a list, what we will read? I will read the German edition. 😊 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @Sarah83 I can make up a list! (edited) 2y
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Alice Adams | BOOTH TARKINGTON
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Added some new books to Serial Reader while the wife plays Stardew Valley 💙🐮

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A key factor in the changing opinions on slavery in Britain and one of the first slave narratives, the captivating autobiography of Olaudah Equiano follows his enslavement in Africa, to his forced journey to America, and his struggle for freedom. Added today to Serial Reader, available in the Biography section!

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New in Serial Reader: a novel of an all-women society, “the first feminist technological Utopia,” as told through the eyes of an outsider. Read the first of 18 issues here: https://t.co/cl2yxAJ6AW

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This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
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From the author of “Psycho” comes this thriller set in a bleak overpopulated future (er, well, 1997 actually - which was the future in 1958 when this was written). “The evils of long and dangerous years finally erupted in blood...”

A quick 14-issue story in Serial Reader. Read the first issue: https://www.serialreader.org/preview/599849cd572ec729db02a0db/this-crowded-earth...

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39 Steps | John Buchan
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After years in Africa, Richard Hannay aims to start a new life in London. Instead he finds himself a hunted man, fleeing for from a web of espionage and murder on the eve of World War I. It's a rollicking adventure novel that was a hit among the troops fighting the war the novel presages. "The story is greatly appreciated in the midst of mud and rain and shells, and all that could make trench life depressing," one soldier wrote to the author.

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