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Traci1

Joined December 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
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Finished my cross stitch travel poster today while listening to Trunk Music by Michael Connelly. Not quite done with the book, but I wanted to show off my project. I've been working on it about 4 weeks. I still need to iron it, so it's a little wonky, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I'm going to start an Isla Nublar (Jurassic Park) travel poster next.

ReadingOver50 Love it! Where did you get the chart? 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks That‘s fantastic! 1mo
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mcipher So so cool!! 1mo
Sace It's beautiful! 1mo
AmyG This is just beautiful! Thanks for the etsy site. I used to do these. Her patterns look great. My daughter may need the Twin Peaks one. (edited) 1mo
Traci1 @AmyG I've got several of them now. The patterns are very easy to follow. After I started this one and was enjoying it so much I went back and bought Isla Nublar, The Wall (from Game of Thrones), and Tara (Gone with the Wind - for my mother in law). 1mo
pari91 I love this. You did an amazing job 😃 1mo
AmyG I was also eyeing Winterfell and Mordor . 1mo
BlameJennyJane Lovely work! 1mo
Bookwormjillk I love it!! 1mo
xicanti This is wonderful! I‘m impressed with your speed, too. A cross stitch project like this would take me forever. 1mo
Tanisha_A Love it! 😍 1mo
Traci1 @AmyG I've been debating between Winterfell and Dorne. Winterfell is more meaningful to the story, but the Dorne one is sooo pretty. 😁 1mo
Traci1 @xicanti the large blocks of the same color helped make it go lots faster than if it had lots of confetti stitches. And lately, if I'm sitting down, I have a needle in my hand. I've kinda become obsessed. 🤪 1mo
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Trunk Music | Michael Connelly
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Audio-stitching today. I'm looking forward to getting to the Bosch books that Titus Welliver narrates. Dick Hill does a decent enough job, but I think it'll be better read by Bosch himself.

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Breakthrough | Michael C. Grumley
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Audiostitching. Progress on this is so sloooow. But the book is pretty enjoyable.

MoonWitch94 💙 2mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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So, I set Layover aside for another day (or probably not), and I've picked this one up. I'm finding it much more unputdownable. 😁

rabbitprincess Yay! Also, excellent book sleeve! My friend has a skirt made out of that fabric 😄 2mo
Traci1 @rabbitprincess it is a great fabric! Wish I had enough for a skirt. 😁 2mo
BethM Ooooh love the book sleeve! 2mo
Traci1 @BethM thanks. 😊 it is just barely big enough for the book, but I use it anyway. 2mo
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Layover | David Bell
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I have a dilemma. I'm about 150 pages into this 400 page book, and I am just dreading picking it up. I have been reading it for several weeks now. Normally I could finish a book this size in 2 or 3 days. If it was a library book I'd send it back unfinished. But I bought it. I just HATE spending money on books and then giving up. Ugh. What would YOU do?

Martyn_J_Pass Give up!!! Life is too short and you have it a good try. Yank off the bandaid and move on lol 2mo
xicanti I‘d also bail. Bad books just aren‘t worth it, even when there‘s money involved. If you feel really uncomfortable with putting it aside, though, you could read a bunch of other people‘s reviews to see if the issues you‘e got with it might clear up further in. 2mo
rabbitprincess Stick a post-it in as a bookmark and put it back on the shelf, in case you want to return to it someday. But don't continue trying to read it now if it's not working for you. 2mo
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Slajaunie I bailed on this one. I was at about the same point. 2mo
tracey38 I agree. Life is too short to continue reading a book you aren't enjoying. 2mo
Traci1 @Martyn_J_Pass @xicanti @rabbitprincess @Slajaunie @tracey38 Ok. Thanks for all the input. I have decided to set it on the shelf for now. I doubt I'll pick it back up again except to maybe put it in the donate box. Thank you all for making me feel better about that decision. I always beat myself up over quitting a book. 2mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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My mom gave me my birthday gift a day early. So excited to start the new King. ❤❤

Texreader Happy birthday in advance!! 🎂 2mo
VioletBramble Happy Birthday! 🎂 2mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday 🎁🎈🎂! Enjoy your presents! 😀 2mo
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C.Perone Happy Birthday 🎉 2mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 2mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂 2mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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#bookhaul from Barnes and Noble

Crazeedi Nice!! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Nice Selection. I didn't see he Walking Dead. they had not really pulled any GN when I was there. Or many picture books. 3mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 3mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan TWD wasn't in the half price ones. But I needed it. 😁 3mo
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 ahhh. I know how that goes. Luckily I was on my lunch break and didn't have time to look or I might have had that same issue. 3mo
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Audio-stitching progress. You can almost see the beginnings of the sorting hat. It's slow going, but it's relaxing. The book is pretty good. Planning to start David Bell's The Layover next.

In case you want to see what its (hopefully) going to look like:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/720782513/cross-stitch-pattern-luna-lovegood-cross

bookandbedandtea Looking good! I haven't #audiostiched in ages. Must get back to that! 3mo
Lexeegee I‘m listening to this one now and Cross stitching bookmarks. 3mo
wanderinglynn That‘s going to look awesome! 👍🏻💙 3mo
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Crazeedi Beautiful work! 3mo
Traci1 @bookandbedandtea I go through phases. I hadn't picked it up in a while, and now I can't seem to put it down. 3mo
Traci1 @Lexeegee I am loving the narrator. I think I may look up others she's read. 3mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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#audiostitching this Luna pattern while listening to The Stand. It's my 4th (or 5th?) experience with Captain Tripps, and I'm loving it just as much on audio as I always have in print.

I've got a few audible credits burning a hole in my pocket. Any ideas what I should listen to next?

AkashaVampie I love Luna and her weirdness!!! 💜💜💜 3mo
BethM 😍 3mo
Tanisha_A So beautiful! Love Luna! 3mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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This was a charming book. I think the first half was stronger than the second, but overall it was very enjoyable.
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My first book finished for the #24in48readathon. This is the 3rd in the Librarians series, and it was the best of them so far I think. I would have enjoyed more Flynn in the story (considering he was absent altogether any Flynn would have done), but it was tons of fun at any rate. My time so far is just under an hour of reading, and I'll be moving on to Washington Black next.

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Mollyanna I didn‘t know there were books. 😳. I love the show. I‘ll have to check these out. 4mo
Traci1 @Mollyanna they are loads of fun. The first one is The Librarians and the Lost Lamp. You could probably read them out of order without issues though. 4mo
Mollyanna Definitely stacking the first one! Very excited. 4mo
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Layover | David Bell
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I decided to sign up for the #24in48Readathon this weekend. I've got lots going on so I likely won't get even half the time done. But that's ok. This is my tentative paperback stack - the middle two are in progress. I also hope to finish the audio I have going on and maybe start another. Are you participating?

PurpleyPumpkin Good for you for signing up! I like to participate, even if I know I'm not going to reach 24 hours. The readathon always helps me to get more reading done. 👍🏽 4mo
Hoopiefoot Yay! It‘s always such a fun weekend! 4mo
DebinHawaii Excellent! I have not done the last two but I am signed up for this round. It's very fun! 📚📚🤗📚 4mo
juliegumdrop Washington Black is so good! 4mo
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Reading while waiting for the kiddo.

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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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By book haul from the FotL sale today. This thing is weekly. And yet I still manage to leave with overflowing totes every week. I would be a bit more bothered that I have not stuck to my book buying ban if this bunch had cost more than $8. I mean, at those prices, I kind of HAD to buy them. Right??

Beatlefan129 Lots of good ones in there! 5mo
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Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
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I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit slow in a couple of spots, but otherwise it was a terrific introduction to the series. I will definitely continue with book two.

Laura317 I keep looking at this to buy. I think I‘ll grab it next time I see it. 😊 5mo
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I got this "cozy" mystery for free for kindle, and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. I was also glad it was relatively short (maybe 3 hours of reading time). The story was all over the place, and I felt like the author was just throwing so many random tropes in because she didn't know what to do with the plot. It could have done with some editing and polish. Not the worst thing I've read, but not worth continuing the series.

xxjenadanxx Agreed, it was cluttered and messy. I read it for the Monthly Book Club on FB, how about you? 5mo
Traci1 @xxjenadanxx yep that's why I read it. Although it was already on my kindle from who knows when. I feel kind of bad about not liking it. I always feel a bit guilty when it's an indie author. 5mo
xxjenadanxx @Traci1 aww I get that, but unfortunately they can‘t all be great! 5mo
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Panning for Murder: A Novel | Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
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I think I'd have liked this one more if I'd read the print version instead of listening to it. While I don't think the narrator is terrible in general, her Jessica voice grated. It sounded like everything she said was uttered with a smirk and a barely concealed laugh. It was annoying. The story was ok. Predictable with a bit of a weak ending. Not the worst one of these, but certainly not my favorite.

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The 18th Abduction | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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This one was a bit of a departure for me. Of all of Patterson's series (serieses?), this one has been my favorite - I credit Maxine Paetro with that. But this one just didn't do it for me. There was so little interaction with the other 3 members of the WMC (they each had like 4 lines), and even Lindsay was barely in this one. It was more a Joe story than anything else. It wasn't terrible. But the spark was missing.

suzie.reads Total agree with this he has sort of forgotten the importance of the 4 of then together. Hoping 19th Christmas will be better 6mo
TrishB I thought 17 was weak and it‘s put me off getting this one. 6mo
Traci1 @suzie.reads the best thing about this one was discovering that 19 will be out in October. Hopefully the girls will be back together again. 6mo
Traci1 @TrishB I actually enjoyed 17. Probably not as much as some of the earlier ones, but after so many you kind of expect a weaker one here and there. This one was almost like reading a totally different series. The reason I like the series is the characters and the way they interact. That was completely missing with this one. I'm glad I borrowed it from the library. 6mo
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The 18th Abduction | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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This is the 18th book in the series, and I STILL can't decide how to pronounce this guy's name.

Is it jAk-uh-bee (with emphasis on a long A sound)? juh-kO-bee (with emphasis on a long O sound in the middle)? Or, as my daughter thinks jack-o-bee (with a smaller stress on the Jack)? Or something else? I know it's silly but I seem to pronounce it in my head differently every time he's mentioned, and it's driving me crazy.

TheLibrarian I'd pronounce it juh-kO-bee but that's just me. 6mo
Areader2 I am with your daughter jack-o-bee 6mo
tournevis @Areader2 @thelibrarian In GB, that's how it's pronounced. Common last name there. Derek Jacobi, the actor, famous for playing The Master on Doctor Who being one example. 6mo
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GingerAntics That makes me think of Derek Jacobi, which is generally evenly stressed like your daughter is suggesting. 6mo
Aimeesue I went to school with kids with that last name and they pronounced in ja-KO-bee. But New Englanders are contrary and weird, so… 😁 6mo
OrangeMooseReads Ja-ko-bee is how I would pronounce it. 6mo
Traci1 @tournevis @GingerAntics That's really helpful. Thanks. 😊 6mo
Traci1 @Aimeesue lol 😆 6mo
Kappadeemom I‘m Southern, so he is Jay-co-bee with the emphasis on Jay. Matter of fact, I call him Jay in my head since we are friendly 😂😂 5mo
Traci1 @Kappadeemom lol. Maybe I should start calling him Jay if he doesn't mind. It would certainly eliminate my constantly changing it in my head from one thing to another. 5mo
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This is the 3rd in the series of 24 tie-ins, and it's the best so far. My only issue was that some of the tech stuff was way over my level of understanding, so I felt a bit lost at times with some of the details. But for the most part it was a fun action-packed romp.

Side note, my copy was bought used from the FOTL sale, and someone had taken EVERY page (separately as the tears are random) and torn a 1-2" rip across the middle of it. ?

LiteraryinLititz Why would they DO that?? 6mo
Traci1 @LiteraryinLititz I don't know. I had bought 5 of them at one time so didn't notice til I went to read it. I wonder if someone's kid got a hold of it. I could see my toddler maybe having done something like that when he was like 2. I'm hoping that's the case anyway and it wasn't an older child or adult who'd know better. 6mo
BooknerdsLife Oh! What a horrible thing that happened to the book! 😱 My guess is some kind of accident too😫 But that HP cup is just too cute! 😍😍 6mo
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Cari Mora | Thomas Harris
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Nope.

Pretty sure this is a record for me, but I'm bailing on this one at the 3 minute mark. Why do authors (particularly fiction ones) feel the need to narrate their own books?? 😒 I may pick up the print copy at some point, but I haven't heard much good about this one so probably not. Glad I didn't waste an audible credit on it.

Avidreader25 There are so few authors that can pull that off. Neil Gaiman is the only one who comes to mind. 6mo
KathyWheeler @Avidreader25 Stephen King doesn‘t do a bad job on the books of his that he‘s narrated. 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Agreed, I haven‘t heard anything good about this one either and listened to the sample on audible and it was a no for me too — just awful 6mo
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Traci1 @Avidreader25 he does seem to be an exception. I could listen to him read the back of a fruit loop box and be happy. 6mo
Traci1 @KathyWheeler I don't think I've heard him read any of his. I'd be willing to try it. Funny thing is I prefer authors to read their memoirs, but that's a different thing. Narrating a story with multiple voices is a very specific skill. Harris was just terrible. If it had been his memoir though, I would probably have enjoyed it. 6mo
Traci1 @CoverToCoverGirl I probably should have listened to the sample before I sat on hold for that one. After I stopped it I went and read audible reviews and so many 1 stars saying they were returning it after just a few minutes. So even though I feel sort of guilty at least I know it's not just me. It really is awful. 6mo
Pricel101 I listened to the NYTBook Review podcast- a false positive review! 👎 she explained even hard core fans may not find the “monster” all that scary! 6mo
KathyWheeler @Traci1 Narrating memoirs is definitely different from narrating a novel. I‘ve listened to King narrate Needful Things, Bag of Bones, and The Wind Through the Keyhole and enjoyed all of them. He‘s no Gaiman (who is?), but he‘s good. 6mo
Avidreader25 @KathyWheeler I‘ll have to try one of those! (edited) 6mo
BooknerdsLife I‘m not a big audio books fan but narrator is the key for me! I won‘t continue if the narrator has a terrible, annoying or boring voice🙉 It can totally ruin the book for me 6mo
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I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed this quite as much in print as I did with Wil Wheaton's fabulous narration, but either way it was tons of fun. Clever and witty, it was a terrific spoof-y story. It did drag just a tad in the middle bits, but the spectacular beginning and ending more than made up for any slow parts. I would recommend this to anyone who even remotely likes sci-fi.

LeeRHarry Bumping it up the TBR 😊 6mo
tournevis I loved it. It's fun and unpretentious, but it's not a book one rereads. Once is great but enough. 6mo
Traci1 @LeeRHarry I hope you like it as much as I did. 6mo
Traci1 @tournevis yeah, I agree. Once is enough. 6mo
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wanderinglynn Aw, so sweet! ❤️ 6mo
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The Concrete Blonde | Michael Connelly
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Maybe not my favorite of the Bosch series, but it was still an enjoyable one.

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In West Mills | De'Shawn Charles Winslow
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I won this beauty from a #GoodreadsGiveaway and it arrived today. Book mail always makes me happy. 😊

Suet624 Makes me happy too! 6mo
Tereses I used to love the Goodreads giveaways but Australia is no longer included :( 6mo
Traci1 @Tereses ☹ that stinks. 6mo
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Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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#JuneTBR

Redshirts and Concrete Blonde are already in progress. Most of the others are holds that have just come through from the library or are just about to. What are you most excited to read next month?

RamsFan1963 OH WOW!! I looooved Ice Station!! Its an insanely crazy thrill ride. Don't be surprised if you're up at 3 am reading one more chapter cause something mind blowing ended the last chapter. 6mo
Traci1 @RamsFan1963 lol, that's good to hear. I've only read Great Zoo of China by him, but it was tons of fun and impossible to put down. 6mo
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The Concrete Blonde | Michael Connelly
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51% into this book, and I think this is around Harry's 978th cigarette. I'm starting to feel like I can smell them.

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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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May Recap:

This was probably my best reading month ever. Some of these were short audios and graphics, but even still I feel really good about all I finished. Most were pretty good, too. Those on the top row were all exceptional (first four being 5 star reads).

myellenbee WOW!! 6mo
ReadingOver50 Awesome 6mo
JennyM That is fantastic!!! Well done! 👏🏼 6mo
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BooknerdsLife WOW!!!!! 😍📚Amazing job! 👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's amazing! Great job! 💖📚💖 6mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow! How did you do that? 😮 What a life 🤩 5mo
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Sookie Stackhouse | Charlaine Harris
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1. Potatoes of any kind. I'm T2D, and they are not friendly to me.
2. VIBES - Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldbloom. It's a cinematic masterpiece!
3. Sookie Stackhouse books
4. Reading when I should be cleaning
5. Gonna hunt down my Vibes DVD and enjoy a little me time.

To be honest, I don't feel guilt about the books I read or the shows & movies I watch. Life's too short to feel bad about things that bring you joy.
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wanderinglynn Yep, no reason to ever feel guilty! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💜 6mo
Autumnscribe I agree, no reason to feel guilty over pleasure....especially when you have great taste. (I love Vibes, Cyndi will always be one of my favorites). 6mo
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Dragon | Clive Cussler
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Well damn. It just fell apart in my hands. 😕

KathyWheeler Well, dang!😞 6mo
RebL Ah, no. 6mo
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tracey38 Oh no! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh poopy darn! 6mo
Aims42 Nooooooooo 😮 6mo
rwmg 😱 6mo
K.Wielechowski Oh no! Go visit your librarian, they should be able to patch it up. 6mo
marleed Ohhh nooo! 6mo
Traci1 @K.Wielechowski I hadn't thought about that. I may run by today and see if they at least have any suggestions. 6mo
K.Wielechowski @Traci1 good luck! 6mo
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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This book seems to be a love letter to science fiction. Story-wise it was just ok, with a predictable plot and characters who are somewhat one dimensional. I think the strongest aspect of it is the fun factor from all the references - most of these I didn't get, to be honest. Overall, it was mildly entertaining, but a bit disappointing if you compare it to Ready Player One - which had a much stronger plot.

BookwormM Damn I loved Ready Player One was looking forward to this 6mo
Traci1 @BookwormM well, you might like it more than me. I didn't think the story was as good as RPO, but mostly I felt like so many of the references were for games, shows, and movies I know nothing about. If I were more knowledgeable about that stuff, I think I'd have liked it a lot more. As it is most of it just went over my head. 6mo
LibrarianRyan I found this was much more fun to listen to than to read. @bookwormM. It's read by Will Wheaton. 6mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan I love Wil's narration, so I imagine it is much better on audio. It wasn't bad anyway. Just not as good as RPO to me. 6mo
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 I agree. 😁 6mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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So I didn't quite make 24 hours, but I feel like my #24B4Monday #Readathon was a success anyway. I finished 2 graphics, 1 audio, and 3 novels. I also got halfway through Ernest Cline's Armada, which isn't pictured.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Andrew65 That‘s a fantastic success, well done 😊👍🥳🍾🥂 6mo
Eggbeater Great job! 👏👏👏 6mo
BookaholicNatty Awesome job!!!!!!!! 🎉📚 6mo
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Clwojick Oh, how I love Monk! Great job on your time! You did awesome 😎 6mo
BooknerdsLife You did a fantastic job! Sounds like you‘ve had a fun readathon 🙌🏼📚🥰 6mo
Nute Job well done! 6mo
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Burned: A House of Night Novel | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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Picked this off the shelf to read this morning, and of course the first thing I do is remove the dust jacket. I was surprised to see that not only is the d.j. printed on the inside, but the inner hardback cover is just lovely. For a somewhat silly YA fantasy book series, these books are quite pretty. Even prettier without the jacket - which is unusual.

ShyBookOwl I always take off book jackets. What a nice surprise to find a pretty book underneath! 6mo
Traci1 @ShyBookOwl I take them off when I'm reading the book, then put them back on when I put them back on the shelf. I've thought about removing them altogether, but I can't bring myself to toss them, and so it'd just be one more thing I have to find a place to store, so I just leave them on. 6mo
BookaholicNatty I always take mine off too for fear they will get messed up or ripped. I can be hard on my books sometimes because I carry them with me wherever I go. You never know when you will have a spare moment to read and I have a hard time with ebooks. I have this series on my shelf but haven‘t read them yet! 6mo
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ShyBookOwl @Traci1 fair enough. I finally tossed mine a couple years back during a move. I don't regret it, but I'm surprised I brought myself to do it! 6mo
marleed I take almost all my jacket covers off and randomly keep some on like the books for which I recently paid full price or the ones that were gifts. I do silly things to arrange my books unlike a bookstore. I do store the covers in alphabetical order by author though! (edited) 6mo
BooknerdsLife Never seen this in hardcover before! That sure is a beautiful cover under that jacket! 6mo
Traci1 @marleed where / how do you store the covers? 6mo
marleed @Traci1 I have a nice purse box 17”x8”x15”. I store them flat in the box and on a closet shelf. I even have a bar of lavender soap in there. It‘s amazing how many jackets fit in that box! 6mo
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Well, I have officially read all 19 of the Monk books (this one is actually 18, but I read 19 a while ago). While I prefer Lee Goldberg's books, this one was a good one. Probably the best one Conrad wrote. I'm kind of bummed that there are no more. I may have to go back and start over from the beginning.

Looking like I won't hit 24 hours in the #24B4Monday, but I should hit 20 at least, and that's not bad.

BlameJennyJane Congrats!! Love Adrian Monk! 6mo
BooknerdsLife Congratulations!!! You did great 👍🏼👍🏼 6mo
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Natalie talks about her PBS tote a lot in these books. She also mentions brands like Gucci occasionally, so I'd just assumed it was a similar brand. But when I got curious and googled PBS tote, the only ones that come up are ones from the channel. Is there a PBS clothing / accessory brand, or is this what she's been talking about all along and I just didn't realize it?

Traci1 Also, after looking through the ones that popped up in Google, I've decided I need a PBS tote or two. 😁 There are some really cute ones. 6mo
Palimpsest I have a PBS nerd T-shirt. It‘s one of the only channels I watch. Love this tote! 💜 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly When I hear “PBS tote” I understand “I am the sort of liberal, middle-class person who has donated to PBS.” (Not a bad thing!) 6mo
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Traci1 @Palimpsest there's a PBS Nerd bag that I think I may have to get. It's adorable. And I can never have enough tote bags. 😊 6mo
Traci1 @Clare-Dragonfly I didn't even think about getting a bag for a donation. That makes a lot of sense, and I think Natalie would be just the sort of person to do that. 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly I didn‘t even realize what book you had tagged. I‘ve never read the books, but I used to watch the show and I definitely agree! 6mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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This series makes me so happy. The crew of the Rocinante feel like family to me, in this book maybe more than any of the others. I do think it's my favorite of the bunch so far. Just so good.

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Andrew65 Fantastic time! 🙌🙌🙌 This looks like a series I need to read! 6mo
Traci1 @Andrew65 it is sooo good. If you like sci-fi at all you will love it. If you don't like sci-fi...you'll still love it. 😁 6mo
BooknerdsLife Oh it sounds interesting 👍🏼putting in on my stack so I can check out this series! 6mo
Nute That is the best thing about reading a long series... the characters feel like family members or best friends. I‘ve never heard of this series before, now I‘m interested! 6mo
Clwojick Way to go! You‘re doing fantastic on your time! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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Oh how I love Amos. And "Chrissie." ?

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I may have squealed a bit when I opened this envelope yesterday. Getting unexpected books in the mail is the best. The cover on this one has already won me over. 😍

kstadt929 I‘m SO excited to read this one!!! I loved her last book so much - I can‘t wait to get my hands on this one!!!! I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
BooknerdsLife Awww gorgeous cover & I like the title 😊 6mo
Purrfectpages I can‘t wait to read this!! 6mo
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Decent mystery. I love Brooklyn and Derek. And the bookbinding details are fascinating (I would so love to take a class in that). My one complaint is the arch enemy character Minka. What adult in real life has one of these? Especially one who acts like a spoiled toddler. It's just ridiculous, and I'd love that character to go away. She's totally unnecessary.

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Millesent Sign of a good author, one who makes us think, and brings out emotions in us. For that, Kate Carlisle did a good job with Minka. But yes beyond high school you don‘t usually find one of these. 3mo
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This was the best of the set. Fun story and, as always, terrific narration.

At nearly 3 hours for the #24B4Monday #Readathon now. I'm hoping to finish up a Kate Carlisle cozy mystery and then move on to book 5 in the Expanse. I just can't seem to get enough of that series. Hope you're all having a terrific Friday! 📚

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True Blood Vol. 2: Shake For Me | Ann Nocenti, Michael McMillian
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I enjoyed this one. Not sure why the cover features Godric when it was about werewolves, but whatever. Second book finished for the #24B4Monday #Readathon. Moving on to my Doctor Who audio while I'm out running errands.

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Where Were You? | Ann Nocenti, Michael McMillian
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Mehso-so

Just getting started with the #24B4Monday #Readathon.

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This is the 4th graphic in the series based on the show - not the books. It was ok. Better than book one and two, not as good as book three. I've got one more that is due back at the library today, so I'll probably get to that one as well.

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Retrograde | Peter Cawdron
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I'm really excited about this month's #24B4Monday #Readathon. I think I've talked my daughter into doing it with me. These are the books I've tentatively picked out. I also have a couple of True Blood graphics that may get added. My goal is the full 24 hours, but I've not managed that for the past several months, so we will see.

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emz711 I had no idea they came out with monk books 6mo
Traci1 @emz711 oh yeah there are quite a few. Most of them were written by Lee Goldberg (he's terrific). Hy Conrad wrote the last 5 or so. I've read all of them but this one. If you liked the show, the books are really good. 6mo
Andrew65 I need to read the Monk books too. Good luck with the Readathon. Perhaps this is the month you will do 24 hours. 🤞😊👍 6mo
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Last night my husband came home from work with a surprise for me. Apparently the hotel called him having found my kindle, and he drove over and picked it up for me! I don't even have words for how happy I am to have it back. I still have to call Amazon and reregister it, but for now it's in airplane mode and all my stuff is still there.

#HappyHappyHappy

OrangeMooseReads That‘s awesome! 6mo
Weaponxgirl Yay! So glad it got back to you! 6mo
Tanisha_A Oh yay! Such a happy news! 6mo
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Leftcoastzen That‘s great! 6mo
DivineDiana So happy for you! 😀 6mo
JoScho Yay!!! 6mo
readordierachel Awesome! 6mo
Branwen Hooray! Such great news! 6mo
EH2018 Yay!! 6mo
mabell That‘s great! Did they say where they found it? 6mo
cherinium Fantastic! I lost my kindle a couple years ago when I had my backpack stolen in Costa Rica. I felt so lost without it. There was no getting that one back. 6mo
BookwormM Fantastic 6mo
Traci1 @mabell no. My guess is it was wrapped up in the sheets because I was reading in the bed the morning before we checked out. I'm just glad it didn't go through the wash. 6mo
Traci1 @cherinium aw that stinks. 😔 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wow 👏😊 6mo
jmtrivera Yay! 6mo
Avidreader25 That‘s wonderful! 6mo
KirstieE Yay yay yay !! 👏🏻 6mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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I absolutely love these books. The crew of the Rocinante are some of my very favorite characters, and their stories are always tons of fun. I'm torn between wanting to race through the series and wanting to slow down so I don't run out of them too quickly.

Branwen I feel the same way! Absolutely the best sci fi series I have ever read! 😀👍 6mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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❤❤ Amos ❤❤

catsuit_mango The more I read that series the more I love Amos 2mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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I'm with Holden on this one. ☕

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I really enjoyed this atmospheric mystery. Ruth is a terrific character - flawed but likeable. Fans of Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs should love it.

JulieAnn One of my favorite series! 6mo
Ms.Story I love Ruth! 6mo
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While I was in Barnes and Noble this weekend, a lady walked up next to me, picked this book up off the shelf near me (not what I was looking at) and said "This series is great. You should read this." Then she walked away. So, of course I bought it. And she was right. I'm 130 pages in, and it's terrific so far. So, thanks random reader.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag That‘s great - I love a random recommendation ☺️ 6mo
Johanna414 That‘s awesome! 6mo
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