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alwz

alwz

Joined July 2016

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18.75 hours, 5 books finished - I didn‘t hit my reading time goal but it was a great @24in48 #StayHome24in48 Tomorrow it‘s back to trying to keep my library running with my kids underfoot, but this was exactly the escape from existential dread that I needed. 📚

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Finished my fifth book at hour 18.5 of reading for the #StayHome24in48 this was a really great read, and one of the more accurate and helpful relationship books I‘ve read

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Fun, cute, and surprising! I‘ll definitely be reading the rest of this series! #LaterLitsy #StayHome24in48 book number 4!

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12 hours down for #StayHome24in48 ...not sure I‘m going to make the full 24 hours of reading but I‘ve been trying to kick a cold this week so I‘ve been prioritizing sleep and naps, too. Plus keeping the kids happy while social distancing. Enjoying this cute romance but man it‘s disconcerting reading all the casual social interaction.

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Reading on the porch with the outdoor heater going. #StayHome24in48 - 9 hours completed and diving in to a new romance novel!

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Meh. It was fine but not as good as others in the series. 3rd book finished in 7.5 hours of reading for the #StayHome24in48

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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What a strange book! Very enjoyable, reminded me a lot of Garcia Marquez. 2 books and 6 hours completed for #StayHome24in48

Readerann I was pleasantly surprised by this one. 3y
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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5.25 hours complete so far for #StayHome24in48 almost done with this book and fascinated to see where it‘s going.

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3.5 hours of reading so far and I finished my first book of the #StayHome24in48 Readathon. A good read on having political discussions- authors have and acknowledge privilege, advocate for listening and nuance. Heads up, they are both religious and reference it but I think it would be readable for a non-religious audience.

katy4peas Interesting book choice... I'm not sure I could actually get through something like that right now.. even though this is when we most need it. We need more listening between opinions and less polarization. Thanks for sharing! Added to my stack! 3y
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Definitely adopting this for not only unsafe drivers but for those I see on social media not taking social distancing seriously. #StayHome24in48

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Switching from print to audio on the same title in order to make some breakfast and get cleaned up. #StayHome24in48

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Can I finish this in 3 hours??? It‘s got a hold on it so I can‘t renew and I don‘t want to have to resort to the airplane mode trick. Stay tuned! #StayHome24in48

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Starting with this book tomorrow for #StayHome24in48 and then tackling my library books. Hoping to finish 5 books and read 24 hours this weekend.

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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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#24in48forever #unofficial24in48 my best time amount while parenting ever. #ReadingWhileParenting

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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Made it to 11.5 hours before I finally fell asleep last night. Not sure if I‘ll make it all the way to 24 hrs, but I might make 17 which would be my own personal #readingwhileparenting record #24in48forever #unofficial24in48

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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Have read almost 10 hours for this #forever24in48 and thinking it may be time for bed soon

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Mastered By Love | Stephanie Laurens
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Finished book 3 of #readathon and now headed to bed!

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Mastered By Love | Stephanie Laurens
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Determined to finish this book before I call it quits for #readathon

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The Age of Miracles | Karen Thompson Walker
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Watching my kiddos play while listening to the impending apocalypse is giving me cognitive dissonance. #readathon

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Beyond Seduction | Stephanie Laurens
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I thoroughly enjoyed this one! All the Bastion Club novels have been fun, but I truly loved the characters in this one- especially the brothers and sisters! Also, first book done for #readathon -I‘m at 3.75 hours read, feeling pretty good about it!

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Iron Lake: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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It‘s hot as blazes in New Mexico today, so reading a mystery set in a Minnesota blizzard seems like a great way to keep myself cool- and homesick.

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Something Wonderful | Judith McNaught
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It‘s @DeweysReadathon time! Wine and romance novel, I‘m all in!

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Marriage as a creative project

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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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Oh hey, Meryl Streep as audiobook narrator!!!

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This book is 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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A Deal With the Devil | Liz Carlyle
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Beat my goal by half an hour! 12.5 hrs of reading this #24in48 ....maybe next time I will get to the full 24. Finished two books and made good progress on two others. And had a blast, as always!

theshrinkette Nicely done! 5y
Jess7 🎉🎉 5y
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No True Gentleman | Liz Carlyle
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9 hours total for today! Only 3 hours of reading left to hit my personal goal for this #24in48 - but it is definitely bedtime.

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Beauty Like the Night | Liz Carlyle
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Fun, page turning read, with fun characters. First finished book of #24in48. 5.25 hrs of reading so far!

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Picking up my grocery order and listening to the section on the gun lobby. #24in48 #momsdemandaction

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Beauty Like the Night | Liz Carlyle
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Progress on book strongly impeded by breakfast with this guy. For some reason he just isn‘t in to reading at the table. #24in48

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Beauty Like the Night | Liz Carlyle

Kids didn‘t sleep in, but I cannot face parenting right now. So I‘m going to kick off my #24in48 with a little romance reading before my feet hit the floor.

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Finishing up @DeweysReadathon with some treadmill walking and HRC in my earbuds. #readathon I figure if long walks can help her deal, walking while listening to this might help me too.

Readerann 👍 5y
UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 5y
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Well, it‘s been a lackluster #readathon for me- 3.5 reading hours so far, and only one book finished, but this was a fun diversion from a day of work and parenting. Off to bed now, and maybe I‘ll hit my 4 hot goal before @DeweysReadathon is over!

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I want to start this tonight, but I‘ll read some nonfiction instead and save this for the first few hours of #readathon tomorrow!!

My goal for tomorrow is a very modest 4 hrs. I‘m solo parenting two kids, my babysitter is out of town, and I need to get a few projects knocked out for work. Sooooo...that 4 hours feels pretty ambitious. I usually try to go away for @DeweysReadathon but it wasn‘t in the cards this year.

Jas16 Hope you enjoy whatever time you get to spend with the readathon! 5y
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Amen!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 the beginning was slow at times, but the last half had me in tears and fits of laughter- a worthy book about books for #mmdchallenge and #readharder

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Story of my life!!

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Poolside reading. This book about books is getting counted down for both the #mmdchallenge and #readharder

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Thisssssssss. None of my challenges in life have approached the loss of a spouse, but I HATE hearing "I can't imagine!" Or "I could never..." Guess what- we all do what we have to.

HeatherBookNerd I have totally said this to people not realizing it might be insensitive. I'd always heard, don't say "I know how you must be feeling" since the experience of grief is so unique for everyone, so I thought the opposite would be more honest and appropriate. Never thought about it this way. (edited) 5y
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24: Deadline | James Swallow
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As the deadline looms, I'm pleased to report my #24in48 stats!! Extremely pleased to get to 18 hours- my goal was 12! Thank goodness for audiobooks!! I finished two books and am damn close on a third. 🎉🎉🎉📚

abbylibrarian Well done!!! 6y
Readerann Way to go! 6y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Finished book #2 for #24in48. I listened to this on audio, and hearing it read by the author blew me away.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Sitting in my car listening and waiting to head in for book club. I guess it is okay to miss out on reading time to talk about books, right??

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#24in48 ...switching to audio for awhile.

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Nice slow treadmill walk during #24in48 ...until the minions wake up, at least. 2 hrs so far today, 11.5 hrs total!

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When it's #24in48 the 4 year old wakes you up at 4:15 and you can't fall back asleep after putting her back to bed ... carpe diem! #readingwhileparenting

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I'm at 9.25 hrs for #24in48 ... I may read more, but even if I don't, I'm more than 3 hours ahead of where I had hoped to be!

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Dinner time during #24in48 - my kids are super excited because I am letting them watch a tv show during dinner so I can get some more reading in. 7.25 hrs so far. #readingwhileparenting

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Starting book two of #24in48 while attending a tea party thrown by my kids. #readingwhileparenting

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The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens
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Book 1 done for #24in48 - an excellent read! 5.75 hrs, about half on audio. A page turner with excellent Minnesota atmosphere. Can't wait to talk about it at bookclub tomorrow!