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michiganvol

michiganvol

Joined May 2016

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Sunday nights are for reminiscing about Friday evenings 🍻📚☀️

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Following suit with all my fellow Litsy buddies and got this one from the lib. Excited for this read! #library

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Great choice by my neighborhood book club this week! I really enjoyed this book; the writing was wonderful and I loved the story.

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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This weekend was #24in48, and I did it! Made some early progress on #readharder challenges, and learned I'm not the biggest fan of audio books. It was too cold to do anything anyway. ❄️📚 @24in48
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5+ physical/digital books
1 audio book
1,430 pages
1 hour, 53 minutes of audio book
24 hours, 6 seconds

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Fruits Basket | Natsuki Takaya
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Charlie (my friend's dog) came for a visit to cheer me on for the #24in48 homestretch! #readharder

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Day 1 complete! Not bad, wish I passed the 12 hour mark but I'm close! Finished two great reads today; very different but both have been on my to read lists for a while. Excited I knocked them out and they lived up to expectations! #24in48 @24in48

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Hour 12 challenge! It's actually hour 17, but just catching up on social media posts. Here's my bookshelfie with my favorite Christmas gift this year! My husband got me the HP series, since my current one is literally falling apart at the seams (especially book 4). Also a quiet shout out to his star wars book collection. #24in48 @24in48

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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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Went a little crazy at the library today, but I'm geared up for #24in48 next weekend! Got some #readharder challenge books in this book haul, too.

Readerann Some good ones in that stack! I need to get mine together. 12mo
Linsy Loved Landline! 💕 (edited) 12mo
justanothermusing I'm with @Linsy 💓 Landline 12mo
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Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman
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Three days til Christmas and my time off has officially started! Cozy morning with Mrs. Pollifax; not going to complete #readharder this year due to busy personal life, but I'll get a couple more in before the end of the year 😊

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Fifteen Hours | Mitchel Scanlon
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Hit my goal of #15in48 for my second #24in48 #readathon! I was busier this weekend than my first 24in48, so I felt a little less involved with the online aspect, but still fun! Can't wait for next time 🤗📚
4+ books
1,202 pages
15 hours, 33 minutes, 8 seconds

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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An hour or so into day 2! ☕️ #24in48

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The Human Stain | Philip Roth
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#24in48 hour 6 challenge: marvelous opening lines!

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24 Hours | Greg Iles
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#24in48 stack ready!! This particular book selection is inspired by moving soon and wanting to get rid of books on my To Read shelf so I don't have to move them, and holds at the library coming through 😜 hoping to make a dent in my #readharder challenge as well! @24in48

24in48 WE LOVE #24in48 and #READHARDER mashups 😍 1y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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LOVED! Wonderful book that made me laugh and cry and it definitely lived up to the hype. It was a great #readharder pick (a book of genre fiction in translation).

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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Rainy Sundays on vacation call for some reading on the back porch. #goodreadswithaview

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Best of Yanni | Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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I'm a day late (again)....
1) Yanny!
2) Podcasts
3) Grade schools get out mid-June. College classes have finished already.
4) Husband just finished his masters! 🎓
#friyayintro

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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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1) Super slow internet at work for over 24 hours 🙄 finally fixed, but I'm glad it's the weekend.
2) Cute pens or stationary. I love office supplies! Or books obviously.
3) Still Lives by Maria Hummel was my #BOTM, but I know I won't get to it til the summer.
4) Protein bar. Gotta fuel the morning workouts!
5) Tagging anyone who want to do this!
#friyayintro

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Home sick and inhaled this book between drug-induced naps. Started to describe the plot to my husband and he stopped me, "wait, isn't this basically the plot of all your books?" I mean yes, but only my favorites, and they're all so good! Two thumbs up ??

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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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Ice storm warning in effect until midday tomorrow? Happy spring...I guess it's a night in with a new read found via Litsy! ❄️📚🍷 #SaturdayNightIn #SpringWhereYouAt

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How cute is my local library?! For #NationalLibraryWeek, they put out some mystery books for patrons to pick any book with an intriguing first line. I ended up picking The Paris Wife, which happens to already be on my #TBR 💁🏼‍♀️

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Now You See Me | Sharon Bolton, S. J. Bolton
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This book forced a Starbucks run this morning. I didn't truly start this book until Sunday evening - and I proceeded to finish it late Sunday night (way past my bedtime). Un-put-down-able! Interesting protagonist backstory, wonderful murder mystery. I have never read #SharonBolton before, but I just found a new author to binge!

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Good morning! Nothing like a lazy Saturday with a new book. Making slow progress with my #ReadHarder challenge, I thought I'd be farther ahead by now! This one covers the first book challenge. I have the tissues ready.

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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#24in48 done! 📚🙌🏻
5+ books
1,421 pages
24 hours, 1 minute, 32 seconds

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#24in48 Dinner break and in the home stretch! Four books down, and started The Five People You Meet in Heaven, which has only been on my #TBR for no less than 10 years.

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#24in48 day one in the books. Started and finished two books in 9 hours of reading and needed some caffeine to get through. Loved "The Masked City" and was honestly disappointed in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Appreciated the overall theme and creativity, but I just couldn't wait for the book to be over unfortunately.

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Woke up to start my second hour of reading in hour 7 of #24in48, and found out I'm an hour 3 winner!! After jumping up and down for a few minutes, I got my tea going and ready to settle in with this book I started at hour 0. I loved the first of this series and this second one is meeting my high expectations! 📚

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24 Hours | Greg Iles
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Just got back from the library and I'm officially prepped and ready to go for my first #24in48 readathon! #ambitious but I have a few that have been on my #tbr for years, other new ones that peaked my interest, and I hope to make a good dent in my #readharder challenge. Here goes nothing! @24in48

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Ridiculously early flight home to the frigid cold means caffeine, slippers, and a good book. Still have 50 or so pages left, but I highly recommend to any other space nerds out there 💫🤓 wish he got a bit more technical, but I'm really enjoying his story.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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When you are going away for 5 days, you obviously need at least 7 books. And 4 more new books downloaded on your Kindle. Along with the 40 that have been sitting on your Kindle for months. What if I run out of books?! #ReadHarder

daniwithtea I went away for 1 day - for a funeral - and took six books. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! You get me!!! 2y
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Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park
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A new year means planning for a new #ReadHarder challenge! Bring it on 2018!

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Echo After Echo | Amy Rose Capetta
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This sentence struck my funny bone and will live with me for a while. We may not like Leopold, but at least he owns who he is.

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Echo After Echo | Amy Rose Capetta
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Husband is out of town, so it's a #sushi and a good book night! Just started, but love the writing and where this book is going already.

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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Perfect #reread for Halloween weekend ?

"Did a shadow fall across the moon, or did the moon simply go out, extinguished as abruptly and completely as a candle? There was still the sound of leaves, a terrified, terrifying rushing. All light was gone. Darkness was complete. Suddenly the wind was gone, and all sound. Meg felt that Calvin was being torn from her. When she reached for him her fingers touched nothing"

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The Orphan's Tale | Pam Jenoff
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This was a slow start for me, but I was intrigued enough to continue. Once I was around halfway through, I couldn't put it down and stayed up tonight to finish. Definitely recommend. 8/10 #bookclubpicks

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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What could be better than a long weekend with a favorite beer and a new read? #perrinbrewing

MayJasper I'm reading this too. 2y
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Perfect weather, travel mug full of #wine, and a book recommended by a close friend. Liking this read so far! #perfectsunday #davidsedaris #theftbyfinding

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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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After already spending no less than 90% of my waking hours reading today, I discovered today is the international #readathon! I'll be productive tomorrow 😉#readharderchallenge

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Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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#library day is the best day #bookclub #oursharedshelf

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Wedding prep has officially begun with a new book from (of course) the Our Shared Shelf bookshelf! My first graphic novel 📚

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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Happy Sunday with an #oursharedshelf pick!Short read with a lot of meaning to every sentence so far, very thoughtful book.

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Beginning the June book club book! Very excited; I loved her other novel "Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street" and am looking forward to a memoir style book from her.