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Sarahreadstoomuch

Sarahreadstoomuch

Joined February 2016

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Strange Planet | Nathan W. Pyle
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This collection of comics is absolutely adorable! So glad I picked it up as an #impulseread! #teamnutcracker #wintergames

Bookworm54 11 points :) 33m
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This was a fun read that definitely got better as I went along. I will probably continue with the series.

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Watching the SNL Christmas Special #wintergames #teamnutcracker

Bookworm54 6 points 6d
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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Just finished my book club book way too early— we don‘t meet for 2 more weeks! Oh well. The writing is so so good, but the ending? Just like that? Give us an epilogue or something please!!

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The Stupidest Angel | Christopher Moore
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Thinking this might be my “adult” #holidayread for #wintergames #teamnutcracker

BookNAround Loved this one! 7d
Bookworm54 I have heard such good things about this. I really should give it a look! 1 point (edited) 7d
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Enjoying a #CheesyChristmasMovie on this snow day! Hope to cross off lots of bingo squares for #TeamNutcracker in #WinterGames #holidaymovie

Bookworm54 6 points (edited) 1w
Bookworm54 Was this any good? I‘m thinking of watching it at some point this month :) 1w
Sarahreadstoomuch @Bookworm54 yeah, it‘s okay. I enjoyed it.... my son did too! 1w
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Ok, let‘s see:
This year for Christmas I really want a new car and a great weekend with you guys. I‘ll take it!! #wintergames #teamnutcracker

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Snowman | Raymond Briggs
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Happy #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker! With love, Rosie McSparkle.

Bookworm54 6 points :) 1w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Bookworm54 6 points :) 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Yay! The #WinterGames have started! So thrilled to be part of #TeamNutcracker 😊. My answers are 1. I‘ve read 164 books this year. 2. Goal was 150 - so I beat it! 3. I‘m really not sure - I‘m trying not to get too distracted by all the “best of the year” book lists right now. 4. I like snow falling when I don‘t have to go anywhere.

Clwojick Woohoo! We have some awesome readers on Litsy. Obviously 😉 But honestly, like 99% of us seem to have already surpassed their goal, or are very close to it! 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch @Clwojick honestly these challenges and events help A LOT 2w
The_Real_Nani How does one join a team? 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch @The_Real_Nani contact one of the hosts: @Clwojick and @StayCurious and they can help! 2w
The_Real_Nani Thanks! 2w
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Cats of the Louvre | Taiyo Matsumoto
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This unusual story tells of what happens in the Louvre at night with cats who live in the attic and get tangled with an old man who believes his sister is inside one of the paintings. It‘s a little confusing to start, but then quite sweet and sad. #bbrc #yeahbaby #catsnap

LibrarianRyan Ahhhh 2w
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Finished | H. Rider Haggard
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I actually completed the #LitsyAtoZ challenge this year!! I chose a mixed list - meaning that either the title or the author‘s last name would start with the letter... and all books on the list are by female authors. Yay!

LiteraryinLititz What an awesome accomplishment! 2w
BarkingMadRun Congrats! I‘ll have to add this challenge to my 2020 challenges! 2w
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A Warning | Anonymous,
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Well that was unpleasant. Just the fact of it I mean. Not much new information, just all of it in one place, with validation as the author is purportedly a Republican White House Advisor, makes my stomach turn. Some unfortunate typos and such in the rush to print, however I love that profits are going to a charity to benefit freedom of the press.

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Really looking forward to the #popsugar2020 challenge! Anyone else?

Maria514626 Thanks! This looks fun! 2w
lovelybookshelf I might join in on this one, too. Looks fun! 2w
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Mehso-so

Ok, ok, so yes this is great writing and highlights a section of Irish population not previously written about.... but I think I hold an #UnpopularOpinion in that I was fairly bored through this entire listen. I did like one story a lot: A Painful Case... others were somewhat interesting, others I fast forwarded. Couldn‘t get completely used to the meandering style. #bbrc #growup

LibrarianRyan I get it. I was bored too. 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan but so many reviews are so gushy! I must‘ve missed something- and not all that curious to find out what it is. 2w
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The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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Finally read this - and can see why my son was drawn to it. #bbrc #middlegrade #coverchange @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Love this series. 3w
kspenmoll This is a great series!!! 3w
Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m sure I‘ll be reading more....😉 3w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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This book was simply amazing. It just blew me away. Strongly recommend it - I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was also wonderful and really brought the chars to life.

Tamra I‘m so anxious to get to it soon! 3w
Sarahreadstoomuch @Tamra it‘s worth it! 3w
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Discovered this graphic novel gem in the GoodReads Awards... very cute, completely relatable, but maybe not meant to be read in one sitting. Oops.

TheEllieMo I read it in one sitting! 4w
Daisey I‘m of the opinion it is meant to be read in one setting and then referred back to often later. 4w
Sarahreadstoomuch @Daisey I can see that. It just felt a little much, or a little repetitive all at once. I can see reading a page or two at a time when a smile is needed, and moving on. 4w
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Monster | Walter Dean Myers
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Just finished this for a book group I‘m covering this week (Forever Young-ish YA for Adults). Very fast paced read, shocking at the start, then more introspective. Interesting way to tell the story - as a screenplay- which becomes very effective.

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What Happens in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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Welcomed Elin Hilderbrand for the 5th consecutive year at my library last night - we had 100 people come to see & meet her. She is always so fun! It‘s one of my favorite events of the year.

emtobiasz I‘m curious: does she pronounce her first name like “Ellen” or is it more like “E-Lynn”? 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @emtobiasz she pronounces it like “Ellen” but I know others go the other way. 4w
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Just checking out this cookbook I got at a library event last month. First, this is hilarious. Second, the food looks yummy!!

MicheleinPhilly I should check this out @cinfhen! 1mo
Cinfhen Yes, you absolutely should @MicheleinPhilly 🤬🤬🤬🤬 1mo
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Continuing my reread of the series....

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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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Did I tell you guys that I joined #Booked2020? Looking forward to attempting this challenge next year.

Julsmarshall I may try this for 2020; I petered out on it this year. 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Julsmarshall yeah, we‘ll see how far I get! 1mo
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The Midwinter Witch | Molly Knox Ostertag
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I ❤️ this series so much!!!

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Very interesting premise... and it started well for me. But as we progress through each of the four siblings, I felt more disconnected and ultimately left this feeling mostly meh about the book. Looking forward to what the rest of book club says!

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Mehso-so

My middle grade son liked this more than I did, but it is cute. A group of sloths lose their home in a hurricane and have to find a new one, having small adventures along the way. Sloth facts at the end are a bonus.

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Winterfolk | Janel Kolby
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Did you have fun during #scarathlon and want more? Did you miss out on #scarathlon, watching from the windows, and wished you‘d signed up? WELL. Get ready for #wintergames! Sign up now - lots of point opportunities for your team... lots of holiday reading, crafting, TV/movie watching... and chances to get points for reading your TBR! Check out hosts @StayCurious and @Clwojick for the link to sign up!

StayCurious Thanks for sharing! You should be in advertising 🤗 1mo
Clwojick Amazing! So glad that you‘re joining us again! Thanks for sharing. 1mo
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Guts | Raina Telgemeier
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Another winner from Raina Telgemeier! Here she talks about her stomach issues that result in part from anxiety issues and her early experiences in therapy to help manage it all.

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Beautifully written and incredibly sad and dark... the story of an aging English Butler remembering and re-evaluating his life longs work in post-WWII England. The narration on the audio was perfect and embodies the character truly.

Cathythoughts I loved the movie & Anthony Hopkins ❤️.... 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Cathythoughts I‘ve never seen it! But I want to now - I can‘t imagine a more perfect casting. 1mo
Cathythoughts & I want to read the book now too 👍 1mo
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Hope it‘s not too late for my #scarathlon wrap-up for #teamslaughter! 1: 21 books read. 2. Wayward Son was my favorite with The Flatshare a close second. 3. Hocus Pocus! 4. Favorite games were the ones to write scary book titles 5. I handed out candy and watched The Craft while my husband took the kids trick or treating.

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Smile | Raina Telgemeier
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Wow this isn‘t just a girl getting braces! She went through some things with her teeth... all during those awkward middle school years. Looking forward to the other books! Last 6pts for #teamslaughter in #scarathlon for non theme book.

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Watching “The Craft” while daddy takes the kids trick or treating! I love handing out the candy. #teamslaughter #creepymovie 3pts

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Scavenger Hunt | Christopher Pike
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Five Little Pumpkins | Iris Van Rynbach
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Classic Halloween rhyme book - perfect for a read aloud with younger listeners. 20pts to #teamslaughter for Halloween book #scaryscavengerhunt : number in title #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Grass | Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
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Powerful graphic novel about a part of recent history that I had no idea about (thanks Western-Centric public school education). This is the story of a Korean “comfort woman” kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery & service the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. You won‘t forget this story - highly recommend it.

LibrarianRyan I‘ll have to check this out. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service

I never set a timer, but I‘d estimate that I read for 4 hours during #24b4monday Terribly disappointing, but it was just too busy a weekend. I wouldn‘t mention it except that I think it‘s points for #teamslaughter in #scarathlon I just don‘t know how many. @Clwojick

TheReadingMermaid That's excellent sweetheart good job!! 👏 1mo
Clwojick That's still a great time for a busy weekend! I'll add the points to your total. thanks! 1mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This is seriously one adorable book, with heavier undertones. Very well done - the audio too. #scarathlon 6pts to #teamslaughter also, #bbrc #growup #newin2019

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Clwojick I loved this one. 2mo
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On Halloween Night | Harriet Ziefert
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This was so cute! The rhyme scheme is like The House that Jack Built. Would be a great read aloud or even a felt board story time. 21 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon #readingatwork

Sarahreadstoomuch Just realized this will also count for #LitsyAtoZ:Z @BookishMarginalia 2mo
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The King of Halloween Castle | Sean O'Reilly, Arcana Studio
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Didn‘t love the artwork, and the story kind of jumps around, but I like the reimagined movie monster characters as a group of friends and all of the extra “features” at the end (glossary, writing prompts, etc). 21 pts to #teamslaughter for Halloween book, participation. #scarathlon @Clwojick @Clwojick

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Hmm, I feel like this is for a very specific level of independent readers. It does cover lol the important #Halloween bases though. 21 pts to #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Monster Mash | David Catrow
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I can‘t imagine turning a song into a picture book is easy, but this was done pretty well. You‘d have to know the song to get the cadence right though. 20pts to #teamslaughter for Halloween book. #scaryscavengerhunt : has zombies in it.

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Read this at breakfast - I always thought that I‘d read this before, but nope! For #teamslaughter I‘ll say 20pts as one story specifically relates to Halloween. #scaryscavengerhunt: scares me as my two favorites were pretty creepy (Cold as Clay and The Guests) #scarathlon #bbrc #middlegrade #lessthan120pages

Linsy Been on my TBR since my nephew recommended it! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Linsy make sure you get the one that Stephen Gammell illustrated. He did a phenomenal job. 2mo
Linsy @Sarahreadstoomuch Duly noted! 2mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Even though I‘m #teamslaughter, I had my heart set on reading Dracula this October so I just listened to it this weekend during our epic road trip. Not terribly scary, but a more layered and developed story than I had anticipated! Really quite a good read and Simon Vance is always an amazing narrator. 5pts (I think) #scarathlon #bbrc #growup #freezerbook #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2mo
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My kid picked this out at the library, loved it, #recommended that I read it too. So cute! The story of a monster who is “weird” so he lives underground away from people. But then people each out and we have a happy ending with a great positive message. #bbrc #middlegrade also 1pt for #teamslaughter for #scarathlon

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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I have been so caught up in #scarathlon that I almost forgot to read my book club book for work! So I did this weekend - and I don‘t think I realized how wrapped up in the story I was until the end. It/I was more emotional that I expected. 1 pt for #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Hahaha!! Omg this was fun - here‘s my #Halloween #selfie for #teamslaughter! #scarathlon

Laura317 😱😱😱 That‘s awesome! 2mo
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Raven | Edgar A Poe
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Also listened to this today for #scarathlon Not the best production, but had a great reading of The Raven. Only about 6 poems, not all introduced the same way but great music and sound effects. 6pts for #teamslaughter (directly Halloween and participation post)

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Thought I‘d listen to some audios for #scarathlon while doing a puzzle today and found this cute Halloween story on Libby. We had done this as a story walk a few years ago, and it‘s still fun! 6pts for #teamslaughter for being directly related to Halloween and participation point.

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Family movie night, movie #2 is #youngfrankenstein #scarathlon 1pt for #teamslaughter