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kwmg40

Joined April 2017

I love mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. I‘m mathgirl40 at LibraryThing and BookCrossing. 🇨🇦
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One thing I love about my Kobo Clara is that I can prop it up and knit while reading. Here's a great quote from Memories of Ice about a group of people switching their loyalties to a new god: “Must be Jhess, then. Mistress of Weavings. They're all taking up knitting, but fiercely--“. It's meant as a joke, but I would pledge loyalty to Jhess, if paying tribute involved knitting fiercely! #knittersoflitsy

rabbitprincess I love that cool blue yarn! 💙 1d
kwmg40 @rabbitprincess Thanks! My niece asked for birthday socks and she chose the yarn. She has good taste. 1d
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The Dramatis Personae list for the third Malazan Book of the Fallen book takes up 5 pages and includes 115 characters! The best word to describe it is “awesome“, in all its meanings.

I'm reading steadily through this book for the #TomeTopple #readathon and am about halfway through.

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I finished the #MrBook1InAMillion #readathon with 11 hours and 5 minutes of reading time.

Congratulations again to @MrBook on his spectacular achievement, and thanks to #LitsyPartyOfOne and #24B4Monday for running the event! @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

I started Louise Penny‘s new Inspector Gamache series. This photo is of the brand new Champlain bridge in Montreal, next to the old one that Gamache peers over in one scene.

Crazeedi ❤❤ the Gamache series!! 1w
kwmg40 @Crazeedi My feelings exactly. Such a great series! 1w
jb72 Pretty cool 😎 it looks similar to the Sunshine Skyway bridge in Florida. 1w
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MrBook Awesome!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 1w
Andrew65 What a great picture with the old against the new. I bit like the recently built Queensferry Crossing Bridge in Edinburgh compared to the old Forth Bridges. 1w
Andrew65 A great time, well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏😊👍 1w
kwmg40 @jb72 @Andrew65 It is an interesting picture indeed. My parents live south of Montreal, and recently, we crossed the new bridge, which was a strange experience with the old one right next to it. We did not get out of the car to look over the bridge like Inspector Gamache did! 7d
Andrew65 @kwmg40 This website shows the three bridges in Edinburgh in close proximity. https://www.heliair.com/store/edinburgh-and-bridges-helicopter-tour/ 6d
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Great photo. I would love to visit Edinburgh one day, especially after having read so many murder mysteries set there. 5d
Andrew65 @kwmg40 Think it would be my favourite city. 5d
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Toronto Noir | Janine Armin
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The stories varied greatly in quality, as they often do in collections of this kind, but they included ones from a couple of authors I especially like: Andrew Pyper and Michael Redhill. I also enjoyed revisiting some of my favourite places in Toronto and would love to read other books in this Noir series from Akashic.

Total so far for the #MrBook1InAMillion #readathon: 7 hours and 5 minutes.
#LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday

rwmg The series seems to be getting a lot of good attention recently, so I've wishlisted Amsterdam Noir, which LT says is the first 1w
kwmg40 @rwmg I‘d like to read that one too. I‘ve visited Amsterdam a couple of times and really like the city. 1w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔥🔥🔥 1w
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It's a big #readathon weekend, with the #MrBook1InAMillion event. I also see that two weeks of #tometopple will be beginning soon. I've never participated in Tome Topple, but I wonder if it'll motivate me to get through more of the #Malazan series. I really liked the first two books but they were not easy reads!

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Toronto Noir | Janine Armin
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Congratulations to @MrBook on his big milestone! I'm planning to join in the fun, with the #MrBook1InAMillion weekend readathon, hosted by #LitsyPartyOfOne and sponsored by #24B4Monday.

These are a few of the books on my current TBR stack that I plan to read, but I'm sure I'll get distracted by others along the way.

@Andrew65, @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

MrBook Thank you for joining in the fun 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗! Distractions are so easy, aren‘t they? 😆 2w
Andrew65 Good luck, some great book choices. 😊👍 1w
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Crown of Swords | Robert Jordan
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I finished the #24B4Monday #readathon at 14 hours and 25 minutes. It's far from 24 hours, but it's a personal best for me for this event and I was happy to earn points for #TeamStoker.

Thanks to the organizers! @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Much of yesterday's reading was taken up by the audiobook version of book 7 in the never-ending (or so it feels at times) Wheel of Time series.

TheReadingMermaid You did great sweetie and thank you so much for sponsoring!! ❤️ 3w
LauraJ Thanks for the extra points! 🖤 3w
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid @LauraJ You are very welcome! 3w
Andrew65 That‘s a great time, well done. 👏👏👏😊👍🥳🥂🍾 3w
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This was a wonderfully creepy and disturbing story, as good as the other Shirley Jackson works I've read, and this lovely Penguin edition was a pleasure to hold in my hands. That's one scary looking cat on the cover!

So far, I've managed 13 hours and 10 minutes for the #24B4Monday readathon. I have other commitments for the rest of the day, but I hope to squeeze in a bit more time late tonight for #TeamStoker. @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65.

jb72 Great book! 3w
NikkiRobson73 Loved this book ! 3w
TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetie what was your total score for the read-a-thon? How many hours honey? 3w
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid 14 hours and 25 minutes in all! Sorry for the delay in reporting. Just getting to my update now. :) 3w
TheReadingMermaid Oh thank you so much dear. No worries. And thank you so much for sponsoring 70 points to Team Stoker ❤️ 👏👏👏 3w
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I finished off #DeweysReadathon by listening to the audiobook of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, an excellent pre-Hallowe'en read that is atmospheric and suspenseful.

I managed only 5.5 hours this time around, but I'm still glad I participated. I've been doing this readathon for over 10 years now and always look forward to it. Many thanks to the organizers of this terrific event! @DeweysReadathon

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Pearls Before Swine | Margery Allingham
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I had to attend a long work event today, so I've only managed 5 hours and 5 minutes so far for #DeweysReadathon, but I did finish a couple of books, including Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and this Albert Campion mystery from 1945, a.k.a. Coroner's Pidgin (the UK title). This edition's cover has a real 1970's look!

My #24B4Monday total is now 10 hours and 5 minutes. #TeamStoker
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 A good time, especially with work. 👏👏👏 3w
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Some of my candidates for this weekend's two readathons: #24B4Monday and #DeweysReadathon!

So far, I've read 4 hours and 5 minutes for #24B4Monday. #TeamStoker

@DeweysReadathon @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 A great start. 😊👍 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I had to miss the last couple of readathons because of work and travel, but I'm hoping to get through a few books this weekend. Also, I hope to earn some points for #TeamStoker!

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

jb72 Awesome! So glad to have you join us! 4w
TheReadingMermaid Yah!!! I'm so glad you can join us again!!! Welcome back! 4w
Andrew65 Great to have you with us again. 😊👍 4w
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Paper Girls Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I managed only 8 hours and 35 minutes for the #24B4Monday #readathon this time around, but I succeeded in getting through more of my Hugo Voter Packet.

The Hugo Best Graphic Work category had excellent entries, including the latest volume of Paper Girls. This terrific series is like Stranger Things with time travel! #hugo2019

Thanks to @Andrew65, @TheReadingMermaid and @jb72 for hosting the readathon!

TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome and thank you for participating. We hope to have you with us again next month! 😘😘 And you did fantastic by the way 👏🙌💪🤓🎉 4mo
jb72 Great time! I‘m all caught up on the Paper Girls until the next one comes out. 4mo
Andrew65 That‘s still a good time, well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏 4mo
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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I've only been able to read 4 hours and 40 minutes so far for the #24B4Monday readathon, but I did finish my last book from the 2019 Hugo Best Novel shortlist. This one is a lot of fun, in the style of Douglas Adams.

#hugo2019
@jb72 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Sounds interesting, still a good time. 👏👏👏 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's been a very busy July so far, so it will be good to have a relaxing weekend devoted to reading! It'll be my last chance to read from the #hugo2019 shortlist before the Hugo Awards voting deadline on July 31.

The shortlist: http://www.thehugoawards.org/2019/04/2019-hugo-award-1944-retro-hugo-award-final...

#24B4Monday
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TheReadingMermaid Hmmm 🤔 I haven't heard of that one yet. Is it relatively new? 4mo
jb72 I hadn‘t even looked up the #hugo2019 nominations yet. Thanks for the reminder. I see they are doing a retro Hugo award this year too? Good luck 🍀 4mo
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid The Hugo Awards have been around for many years but it's for science fiction and fantasy, so usually it's just SFF fans that follow it. There are some great books on the list this year that I think everyone will like, though, especially Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver! 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid That sounds really cool! Is there any way you can post a link to them for me? 4mo
kwmg40 @jb72 Thanks! Yes, they're doing 1944 for the Retro Hugo this year. The only book I've read from this list is The Glass Bead Game, and only because it had been sitting on my shelves for years! 😄 4mo
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid I added a link to the shortlist in the post. They have a new YA category (called the Lodestar award) this year too and I've been enjoying the books on the list. 4mo
TheReadingMermaid Awesome. Thank you so much I'm going to check them out 😘🤗😘 4mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon and getting to those Hugo nominees, love the idea of the retrospective year! 😊👍 4mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks! I wanted to read the retro nominees too but am still trying to get through the 2019 list. We‘ll, that‘s what the Readathon is for, right? 😄 4mo
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Monstress Vol. 3 | Marjorie Liu
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My final tally for the #24B4Monday #readathon was 13 hours and 10 minutes. I finished by reading Monstress #3, one of the Hugo Best Graphic Story nominees this year. #hugo2019. This is such a terrific series, with hauntingly beautiful artwork.

Thanks to @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid for running this event and for the encouragement!

TheReadingMermaid That's awesome sweetie you did fantastic!!! 👏🎉🎉 5mo
Andrew65 Brilliant, well done! 👏👏👏🙌 5mo
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Abbott | Saladin Ahmed
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I'm at 5 hours and 40 minutes so far for the #24B4Monday #readathon.

I really enjoyed this supernatural noir story set in 1970's Detroit. It has great characters, nice artwork and an atmospheric setting. It deserves its place on the Hugo Best Graphic Story shortlist this year. #hugo2019

@Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m going to try to work through some of the #hugo2019 nominees in the Best Graphic Novel category this weekend.

This Readathon is always good motivation at the end of the month. Even better, I can read late into the night on Sunday since Monday is a holiday for us Canadians! 🇨🇦

@Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid #24B4Monday

jb72 Yay for extra read time! Glad to have you join us! 5mo
Andrew65 The Readathon has come at a perfect time for you! 👍 5mo
kwmg40 @jb72 @Andrew65 Thanks for the encouragement! 5mo
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Finished another book for the #24B4Monday #readathon and I'm now at 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Trail of Lightning, nominated for the 2019 Hugo Best Novel award, was such a fun book to read -- great characters and interesting interweaving of Native American folklore and mythology into a post-apocalyptic world. #hugo2019 #hugoawards

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The Favourite Game | Leonard Cohen
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My current total for the #24B4Monday #readathon is 7 hours and 30 minutes, and I finished The Favourite Game, Leonard Cohen's first novel.

Being a lifelong fan of Cohen's music, I found this book interesting for its semi-autobiographical aspects. It's a coming-of-age story about a young writer/musician from Montreal.

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The Favourite Game | Leonard Cohen
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I'll do another attempt at #24B4Monday! Hope to get more Hugo Voter Packing done, with Best Novel nominee Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. #hugoawards #hugo2019

Unfortunately, I don't have any banned books for the theme, but I am reading a book by Leonard Cohen who had another of his books (Beautiful Losers) banned.

Good luck to everyone participating!

Caterina Oh I just finished Trail of Lightning yesterday, I could hardly stop listening! It's the perfect readathon book 6mo
Caterina Good luck! 👍😊 6mo
TheReadingMermaid No worries on the theme sweetheart. It's just a suggestion. We are just happy that you are taking part and having fun 😊😁 6mo
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kwmg40 @Caterina So glad to hear you liked Trail of Lightning! I‘m really looking forward to reading it. 6mo
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! I always enjoy participating in this readathon. 6mo
Andrew65 Best of luck with the readathon. 😊👍 6mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thank you! Same to you! (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 @kwmg40 Thanks 😊 6mo
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Margaret Visser quotes from an 1885 etiquette book, describing the dangers of talking down to a woman. 😁

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I managed only 12 hours and 10 minutes in the #24B4Monday #readathon, but I made good progress in my Hugo Awards reading this year. I finished this very fun time-travel story by Kelly Robson (Best Novella nominee). I also finished a couple of stories from the Charlie Stross‘s Laundry Files (Best Series nominee). #hugo2019 #hugoawards

Thanks to @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 for hosting!

TheReadingMermaid You made it over halfway that's fantastic!!! 👏👏🎉🎉 7mo
Andrew65 12 hours is still an excellent time over three days. Well done. 👏👏👏😊 7mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m going to make another attempt at #24B4Monday, and I‘m going to devote the entire time to reading from the Hugo/Campbell/Lodestar shortlist!

http://www.thehugoawards.org/2019/04/2019-hugo-award-1944-retro-hugo-award-final...

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid
#hugoawards #hugo2019

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 7mo
TheSpineView You can do it!😊 7mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks! I‘m looking forward to the weekend. 7mo
TheSpineView @kwmg40 Me too!😊 7mo
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Despite a late start to Dewey‘s #readathon, I‘ve managed to do 7 hours and 20 minutes of reading or listening to an audiobook so far.

I finished Craig Davidson‘s new book, which I highly recommend. It‘s a wonderful coming-of-age story, with elements of horror and some really beautiful passages.

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I wasn‘t going to participate in Dewey‘s #readathon because I have an out-of-town commitment that will take most of the day. However, I love this event so much and have done it for so many years that I just had to sign up. At least I can listen to an audiobook while driving, and hopefully I‘ll get to one of these books on my stack when I get home!

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Anne of Windy Poplars | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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“You can‘t have many exclamation points left,” thought Anne, “but no doubt the supply of italics is inexhaustible.”

Anne Shirley does have a way with words. This describes perfectly some conversations I‘ve had with overly dramatic people.

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I finished the #24B4Monday readathon with a total of 13 hours, 10 minutes.

I finished one book that fit the Black History Month theme, Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala, which I liked very much.

I also finally got through Ken Liu‘s epic-fantasy novel set in an alternate Ancient China. It was OK but I much prefer Guy Gavriel Kay‘s River of Stars, which has a similar setting.

Thanks to @Andrew65 and @TheReadingMermaid for hosting the readathon!

Andrew65 Thanks, that‘s a great time you achieved. Well done 🙌🙌 Thanks for playing along. 😊👍👏 9mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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Almost at 9 hours for the #24B4Monday readathon. This #TournamentOfBooks #ToB2019 selection was a good fit for the #BlackHistoryMonth theme. It‘s a powerful coming-of-age and coming-out story.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 A great time so far, well done. 👍🙌😊 9mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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I‘m starting with this one for the #24B4Monday Readathon!

#ToB2019 #TournamentOfBooks

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck with this book and the Readathon. 😊👍 9mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I‘m neither young nor American but can certainly use some help in understanding pre-decimal British currency!
#OokBOokClub

Curiouser_and_curiouser Ooooohhhh, I LOVE this!!! I wish I could share it! 5mo
kwmg40 @Curiouser_and_curiouser There are loads of great bits like this in Good Omens! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @kwmg40 awesome, it's on my ever growing TBR list ;) 5mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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My weekend #readathon totals were lower than I hoped for, just 8 hours 20 minutes for #24in48 and 12 hours 55 minutes for #24B4Monday. However, I did finish a couple of books, including this one, the best one yet of the 5 I‘ve read from the incredible Expanse series!

Many thanks to the readathon organizers! @24in48 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid You're welcome and you did great! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁🎉🎉 10mo
Andrew65 13 hours is an excellent performance. Well done. 🙌🙌🙌 10mo
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Current #readathon totals: 4 hours and 10 minutes for #24in48 and 8 hours and 45 minutes for #24B4Monday.

Just finished Tanya Talaga‘s nonfiction book about the deaths of 7 Indigenous teens in Northern Ontario. This is an incredibly powerful and disturbing story.

The book title is based on this beautiful painting by Ojibwa artist Christian Morrisseau, whose son was one of the seven who died.

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great hon! I bet you hit double-digits before the day is out 👍🏻😃👍🏻 10mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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These are some of the books on my #24in48 #readathon stack. More are on the e-reader.

Also started #24B4Monday yesterday and managed 4.5 hours so far. It‘s -14 Celsius outside, so staying in and reading is a good plan for the day!

Curiouser_and_curiouser What is inside that Penguin tin???? 5mo
kwmg40 @Curiouser_and_curiouser It's a mug, and it was filled with much-needed coffee! 😄 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @kwmg40 Of course!! Yes, coffee very important, Penguin coffee mug.... importanter 😍 5mo
kwmg40 @Curiouser_and_curiouser Agree completely! 😁 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I have not one but two readathons this weekend to motivate me to finish my stack of books for the month! #24B4Monday #24in48

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Glad you were joining us sweetheart. I look forward to seeing your posts 🤗 10mo
Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 10mo
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My final #25inFive total is 21 hours and 10 minutes. I didn‘t reach 25 hours but still managed to finish 3 books and got through a huge chunk of Lord of Chaos, so I‘ll call it a success! Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting and providing encouragement!

Andrew65 That‘s wonderful, a great total and a great achievement. Thanks for playing along. 😊👍👏😍 11mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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I‘m at 14 hours and 30 minutes for the #25inFive #readathon and just finished another book. A short, unusual and powerful father-son road-trip story, this book is on the Tournament of Books shortlist. #tob2019

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 11mo
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I spent 5 hours on the train today so that helped me get my #25inFive total up to 11 hours and 30 minutes. I finished King‘s collection of Native-themed short stories, as well as a reread of a favourite, Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Never Let Me Go, this time on audio.

Andrew65 Going well. 😊 11mo
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The timing of this #25inFive readathon is great as I‘ll be spending a good number of hours on a train this weekend. Maybe I‘ll finally manage to finish Lord of Chaos!
@Andrew65

Andrew65 I love it when a plan comes together! Best of luck and thanks for playing along. 👍😊 (edited) 11mo
TheReadingMermaid Haha @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Pleased to see you spotted my quote! 11mo
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TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 A-Team baby! Yeah!!! 11mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Got to love Hannibal Smith! 11mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Murdock is my fav 😜 11mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 😜😵🤪 11mo
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A planetary scientist working on the Voyager mission tells her daughters that their births were based on the alignment of the planets! 😄

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The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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I only managed to read 7 hours and listen to 4 hours of an audiobook for the #24B4Monday readathon. However, I finally finished this 900-page tome which I‘d been working on for the past couple of months, so I‘d say the weekend was a success! Thanks to @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 for hosting.

TheReadingMermaid Still a very good reading time. I'm sure you'll do better next month too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Well done on a great effort 👍😊👏, thanks for playing along and well done on finishing that chunkster. 😁 12mo
Kristelh Did you like it? This is one of my favorite authors. 11mo
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kwmg40 @Kristelh I did like it, though not as much as Quicksilver. I‘m a huge Stephenson fan too. In case the different username threw you off, I‘m mathgirl40 at LibraryThing who ran the Stephenson group read. 😀 11mo
Kristelh Oh, good to know. Have you read Reamde? Seveneves? 11mo
kwmg40 @Kristelh I‘ve not read Reamde yet but I loved Seveneves. 11mo
Kristelh I really enjoyed Reamde. There is a bit of everything in that one. 11mo
kwmg40 @Kristelh Good to know. It‘s definitely on my wishlist now! 11mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My new e-reader arrived yesterday to replace my battered old one! I‘m thinking that the #24B4Monday readathon will be the perfect excuse for spending loads of time with it this weekend.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Perfect!💖 12mo
Andrew65 Great timing and good luck with the Readathon. 👍😊 12mo
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Night Watch | Sergei Lukyanenko
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Dewey‘s #readathon final update: I spent about 7 hours reading and finished The Haunting of Hill House. I also got partway through Night Watch, a Russian urban fantasy story featuring vampires.

Thanks to the readathon organizers! It was so nice to finally have a day to devote to reading and other book-related activities!

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Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Dewey‘s #readathon update: I‘ve managed about 5 hours of reading so far. I finished The Haunting of Hill House, which is wonderfully creepy, probably the best haunted house book I‘ve ever read!

4thhouseontheleft It‘s such an awesome book! I‘m still on the fence about checking out the Netflix adaptation, it seems to be a very, very loose adaptation. 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @4thhouseontheleft I don't think it's a true adaptation of the book at all. They're like two separate entities. However I have to say that the show was really good even though it was not by the book. 13mo
Geeklet I haven‘t been able to stop thinking about the book since I finished it this week. It‘s soooooo good. 13mo
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kwmg40 @Geeklet I know what you mean! This story is going to stay with me for quite a while. 13mo
kwmg40 @4thhouseontheleft @TheReadingMermaid Thanks for the warning that the adaptation is not so faithful. I‘ll probably watch it anyhow as I‘ve seen a lot of praise for it. 13mo
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Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I‘ve been away from Litsy for a while but thought I‘d try to get back into the swing of things with Dewey‘s #readathon tomorrow. I‘ve got my spooky Halloween themed books all ready to go!

EadieB I saw your post on LibraryThing. I‘m doing the Dewey Readathon too! 13mo
kwmg40 @EadieB Good luck with the readathon tomorrow! 13mo
EadieB @kwmg40 Good luck to you too! Your books look interesting. I read and enjoyed (edited) 13mo
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Penguin Knitting Book | James Norbury
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I love these postcards that I picked up at the Penguin store in Toronto! I‘ll be including some of these in my #BookCrossing mailings. #PenguinClassics

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Saga, Volume 6 | Brian K Vaughan
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Unfortunately, I couldn‘t start Dewey‘s #readathon until late in the day, but I did manage to get an hour of reading in, as well as an hour of audiobook time.

I finished the 6th book in this incredibly good space-opera series. I so love the gorgeous artwork of Fiona Staples!

TricksyTails YESSSSSSS!!! 💙💙💙 2y
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LibraryThing as a library service | Aina Manso Santolaria
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I‘ve been a #LibraryThing member since 2009! I‘m thrilled to see new members here from LT and I also encourage my Litsy friends to try out LT. I hang out mostly in the 2018 Category Challenge group and I also host the BookCrossing Challenge group there.

SqueakyChu Tee hee! It‘s fun to find you here!! 😃. #LitsyonLT #BookCrossing (edited) 2y
kwmg40 @SqueakyChu Yes, we BookCrossers show up all over the place, don‘t we? 😄 2y
SqueakyChu @kwmg40 Indeed! LOL 2y
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Saga Vol. 5 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I started the next volume of Saga during yesterday‘s #comicthon and finished it today. I love the artwork of Fiona Staples. Such great characters, especially Ghüs!

TricksyTails Ghüs! ??? 2y
kwmg40 @TricksyTails Yes, so adorable! I should try to figure out how to make a knitted Ghüs. 2y
TricksyTails That would be AH-MAY-ZING!! Do it! Do it! Do it!! 👏😆 2y
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kwmg40 @TricksyTails Might take me some time to figure it out. I did manage to make a knitted Data (Star Trek) Sock Monkey once. 😄 2y
TricksyTails That‘s awesome! I have full faith in you! I can‘t wait to see knitted Ghüs! ?? 2y
UrsulaMonarch Knitted Ghus!!!! @well.read.panda ! 2y
kwmg40 @TricksyTails @UrsulaMonarch Guess I‘ll have to get going on this project soon! 😄😨 2y
Teipu That character looks so cute! Nice to see another Bookcrosser here ^^ I'm VintageVanguard on Bookcrossing 2y
kwmg40 @Teipu Great to see you here, and of course I recognize your BC name from bookrings and other exchanges! 2y
SqueakyChu So who are other BookCrossers here on Litsy? I want to follow them!! 2y
kwmg40 @SqueakyChu Just use the tag #bookcrossing and you‘ll find some fellow BCers! 2y
SqueakyChu @kwmg40 Thanks! 2y
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This is an interesting take on Agatha Christie‘s life story — a graphic novel in which she interacts with several of her famous characters. I expect Christie fans will enjoy this book and also appreciate the many references to specific works of hers.

#comicthon

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