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goktrose

goktrose

Joined September 2016

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The Trial | Franz Kafka
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Walked two miles to the library in the cold to pick up my holds so now its time for my electric blanket, some hot tea, and my choice for the book published posthumously category of the #bookriotreadharderchallenge.

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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This book was adorable, and I can tell you a niece of mine is getting it for the holidays. Super inclusive characters and overall supremely cute art had me squealing at every page.

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Dear lord I'm glad this was a #readathon choice, because I couldn't sleep after finishing this if I wanted to.

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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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#readathon #thrillsandchills #deweys24hourreadathon
House of Leaves was definitely one of the spookiest books I've read in the last year!
@MaleficentBookDragon

mcipher I can‘t wait to read it! So many books I have to get to. 😂 2y
Moray_Reads I was scared of doors for a while 😂 2y
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Hillary Clinton is helping me to highlight some of my favorite reads written by women authors, both fiction and nonfiction! Check them out and keep supporting the voices of amazing female authors! #thereadingwomen #readathon @thereadingwomen

UwannaPublishme Yes! 💪🏻🙋 2y
Readerann ❤️ 2y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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#30daysofreadathon Day 1: Stack
Here are the books I hope to get through during the #readathon! I have a few e-books on standby should I finish them or need a change of pace. My strategy was to pick medium length thrillers to keep me hooked for all 24 hours and too spooked to even dream of napping!
#deweys24hourreadathon begins for my time zone at 7am tomorrow morning- there is still time to join in if you haven't yet, whether for 1 hr or all 24!

Natasha.C.Barnes Starts at 4am for me! I better make so coffee now so I don't wake anybody up! 😆 2y
goktrose Haha! I'm setting the brew timer for 15 minutes before I wake up so the smell of coffee lures me out of bed! 2y
Readerann And Then There Were None is one of Christie's best. Enjoy! 2y
goktrose @Readerann awesome! I'm excited! 2y
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#30daysofreadathon Update! Day 2: New
Retrieved my package this morning after refusing to leave the building lobby until I found someone to grab it for the me, actual responsibilities be damned.
After 17 years I'm so ridiculously excited that even without a scheduled #readathon tomorrow no one would be getting me to put this baby down until I finish it!

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#30daysofreadathon Day 2: New
It's been 17 years since the His Dark Materials trilogy ended; today, the story continues. Y'all I've been having an emotional response all day to this release because this series has played a huge role in my shaping since I was 8 and when I got home no one was at the desk to get my package so no #readathon for me tonight. 😭 I will spend the rest of the night living vicariously through people posting their copies!

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#30daysofreadathon Day 3: Break
Any breaks I take during the #readathon will probably involve cuddling my needy boy. Bear likes to swat at books in my hands until I pay him attention- he's even doing it as I'm typing right now! XD

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#30daysofreadathon Day 4: Plans
Tonight I created my bullet journal page for tracking my reading progress! The library holds have been picked up and I received a shipping notification for the final book in my planned stack today. All that is left is to go shopping for my snacks and then the #readathon will be upon us!

LittlePixels That's gorgeous! 2y
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University, Madison U.S.A. | Robert Edward Gard
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#30daysofreadathon Day 5: Place
Gotta use today to shoutout to my alma mater- UW Madison, home of the coolest mascot ever!
This book was written in 1970 by a professor to chronicle the traditions and changes on campus during his tenure. For me it was fantastic to learn the history of so many traditions that remain a celebrated part of life on campus today.
#readathon

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Einstein's Dreams | Alan Lightman
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#30daysofreadathon Day 6: Time
Einstein's Dreams is a fantastic work of fiction detailing dreams Einstein has while developing his theory of relativity. In these dreams he reimagines the concept of time, seeing worlds where time passes differently for those at different altitudes, or where time is tangible and experienced like colors or flavors, and so many other unique envisionings of time. A perfect #readathon choice!

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close | Jonathan Safran Foer
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#30daysofreadathon Day 7: Sad
This book is about a boy's journey to discover the purpose of a key he finds in his father's belongings a year after he dies in 9/11. Though it is not a conventional tearjerker it will absolutely give you some feels.
One week until the #readathon!

Libby1 I‘ll be controversial here and say I liked the movie better. Don‘t hurt me. 😬 2y
Mskt6891 I remember being on a train when I finished this and publicly sobbing at the ending 😳 2y
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#30daysofreadathon Day 8: Funny
Calvin and Hobbes, funny as a kid, still funny today- just a bit more existentialist!
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#30daysofreadathon Day 9: Spines
I love antique books and the craftmanship in their spines and covers. This is a picture of the lovely spine on my copy of The House of the Seven Gables. I do not know how old this book is, but on the inside is a note dated 1901! The spine was so worn it was difficult to capture a photo that could do the beauty justice!
#readathon

Libby1 I adore this copy. 💚 2y
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#30daysofreadathon Day 10: Rainbow
Gotta include one of my favorite prints from cubecrazy2 cause it is just so darn cute!
Also I've now learned that I do not have many purple books- guess that just means I have to get more books!!
#readathon

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#30daysofreadathon Day 11: Exciting
Exciting for me is glancing at the top of a spine to see how much longer you have to enjoy a world. Seeing you are near the finish line you feel your heart rate increase and your mind race ahead, trying to predict how the story will end yet dreading the moment it does. The world fades away and you get truly lost in the turning pages.
That is why I'm a lifelong #bookworm and why I am ready for the #readathon

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Exercise | Liz Gogerly, Mike Gordon
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#30daysofreadathon Day 12: Exercise
I try to fit reading time wherever I can, and while exercising is no exception. Utilizing paperclips and rubberbands I MacGyver'd a mount for my kindle on top of the elliptical's itty bitty readout screen. Increase the font size a bit, and its easy to exercise without halting a #readathon!

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Doctor Who: Shada | Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
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#30daysofreadathon Day 13: Genre
One of my favorite genres is science fiction so today I want to highlight my collection of Doctor Who books!
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#30daysofreadathon Day 14: Thin
The Wicked + The Divine is one of my favorite currently running comic book series. Gorgeous artwork and a fantastic plot involving mythologies from across history reeled me in right away with the first volume!
#readathon

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#30daysofreadathon Day 16: Green
Here's a selection of books off ofmy shelves with green covers!
#readathon

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The Complete Fiction | H. P. Lovecraft
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#30daysofreadathon Day 15: Thick
I collect the Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics and their compilation volumes are some of the thickest books on my shelf. Here's some of my favorites, look at that gorgeous cover art!
Reading just one of these is definitely,its own #readathon! #barnesandnobleleatherboundclassics

KrystleTheBookSlayer They're gorgeous! 😍 2y
goktrose @Krystle1 I know they make me smile! 2y
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#30daysofreadathon Day 17: Listen
I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks but this series is amazing and will spark a desire to learn the art of origami so go hands-free with the audio and get folding!
#readathon #charlieholmberg
#thepapermagician

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter | Seth Grahame-Smith
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#30daysofreadathon Day 18: Alternative
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is one of my all-time favorite alternative history novels. The historical facts skillfully intertwined with the vampire plotline had me close to swearing vampires fought in the Civil War! If a thriller with some monsters is what you crave this October, pick this one up for the #readathon.

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Picked this guy up for a 5th re-read before for The Book of Dust release this month and found a receipt from 2006 I had used as a bookmark! This a definitely a copy that has seen a lot of love over the years!
#philippullman #hisdarkmaterials #thebookofdust

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Much ADO about Nothing | Richard Appignanesi
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#30daysofreadathon Day 19: Graphic
Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies so when I saw this graphic novelization while visiting the Globe Theatre I had to own it. If you're someone who finds graphic novels hard to get into I would recommend trying this one out during the #readathon, its really cute and well drawn.

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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#30daysofreadathon Day 20: Best
For this prompt I want to through to the last #readathon in April and highlight the best book I read during the event.
Nimona was an excellent graphic novel, teens and adults would both love it! If you want a quick and lovely read for this readathon, put Nimona in your TBR!

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#30daysofreadathon Day 21: Blue
There are all sorts of fantastic blue books in my shelf! Here are some of my favorites!
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#30daysofreadathon Day 22: Cozy
During the # readathon, getting comfortable is my top priority after stockpiling snacks. With a squishy chair, soft afghan, and these marvelously amazing sock monkey slippers I will be set to fall into a book for hours!

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#30daysofreadathon Day 23: Space
I have a fondness for the blue futon that lives in my craftroom. There will definitely be some nesting in this space during the #readathon!

KrystleTheBookSlayer Your dog is so cute!!! 🐕😊 2y
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The Drunken Botanist | Amy Stewart
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#30daysofreadathon Day 24: Drinks
My go-to drink for the #readathon is absolutely a variety of teas. Balance the caffeinated jasmine green a relaxing oolongs and I can definitely make it the full 24 hours!

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#30daysofreadathon Day 25: Comics Craze
Husband and I tried to get into the whole shebang of comics, keeping up with every issue the day of release, etc. and we failed (the hour trek by bus to the store did us in). However, I now have a marvelous hoard of comics to show for it! I could probably do only comics for this #readathon

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#30daysofreadathon Day 26: Short Stories
Most of the short stories I own are ebooks, but here is a hardcover collection of rather weird and unsettling ones that I read for #readharder2017 called The Safety of Objects. It would definitely be a fitting read for the October #readathon !

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The Atlantis Plague | A.G. Riddle
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#30daysofreadathon Day 27: Snacks
Attempting to hit 3000 pages read this month, so snacks are vital! Pro tip: you can microwave kernels in a brown paper bag for a healthy version of microwaved popcorn! Dash of salt and an eensy bit of olive oil and I am ready for my own mini afternoon #readathon

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Meet Me in St. Louis | Christopher Sergel, Sally Benson
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#30daysofreadathon countdown to #readathon Day 28: Red
Here's some of the red books currently living on my shelves!

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Medea | Euripides
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#30daysofreadathon Day 29: Short Book
Looking at my shelves, I had to give a shoutout to these classics I still own from college! Short, but these definitely still take concentration to get through! #readathon

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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#bookrecommendation If anyone needs a fast-paced and dark fantasy series, I just devoured the newly released sequel to Three Dark Crowns and loved every insane second of it!

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#30daysofreadathon #readathon Day 30: Favorite Book(s). Tempted to pick Harry Potter for the huge role the series played in my life, but nothing has held up to every re-reading better, or can make me ugly cry harder, than the #hisdarkmaterials trilogy.

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Found the pumpkin spice creamer, time to get down and cozy with this book! #fallishere #pumpkinspiceeverything

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Completely flipping genres with my 2nd #nationalreadabookday choice. I'm cuddling up in a cozy afghan during this horror novel!
How is everyone else's reading going?

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Happy #nationalreadabookday everyone! What book and drink pairing are you enjoying today?

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Its been a while Littens! Working my way through this one with some unseasonal hot cocoa! Side note- did you know you can buy hot chocolate marshmallows in a shaker! Triple marshmallows over here!

MrBook Is that beautiful dog a samoyed? 2y
goktrose American eskimo! 2y
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Hour 2. Onto heavier fare! #readathon

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Odes to Common Things | Pablo Neruda
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Starting the #readathon off easy by reading this wonderful book of poetry in translation for hour 1!

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Wind/Pinball: Two novels | Haruki Murakami
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For #ReadHarder2017, for a book set over 5000 miles from my location. My friend had been pushing me to read Haruki Murakami for a while and the dual novella format caught my interest; however, I was not pulled in. The disjointed way Murakami writes wasn't my cup of tea, though I am glad I finally read him!

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Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan
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Another sick day means a light-hearted read to fulfill the "LGBT+ romance" category of #ReadHarder2017. I loved this book, some have called it unrealistic, but I see it as a portrayal of a world we should aim for. Overall a fun read that left me smiling (and I don't even like romance novels!). The authors note at the end of this edition was also a lovely little extra.

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Another in the sick day marathon and this was really odd to say the least. Read for #ReadHarder2017 to meet the prompt to read a collection of short stories by a woman. Disturbing and provocative, the stories didn't have the depth found in the most successful of short stories and I found myself reading just to finish it.

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Sick day means I got to power through this read for #ReadHarder2017. It was for the prompt to read a book where the main character goes on a spiritual journey. I am an atheist, but this book, while religious in context, abounds with inspirational passages and positivity that hold true across all worldviews. This will benefit anyone who reads it regardless of personal beliefs and will really push you to strive for your dreams. Highly recommend!

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For my book about war. I didn't love this book, but that's only because nonfiction bores me to sleep as a rule. However, Mary Roach's voice was so endearingly humorous while maintaining a clear, information-focused perspective that if you do enjoy nonfiction I'd definitely recommend her work. Overall, she kept me interested enough to read this in a few days. #ReadHarder2017

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Husband wanting to watch football= reading time for me. Go Pack Go!