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shadowspeak17

Joined September 2017

Gryffindor 🦁 | Book lover 📚📖 | Cat momma 🐈🐈❤️
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Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn
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Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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I thought three of the six stories in this collection were great, but the other three didn‘t do much for me.
@Bookwormjillk this is on the way to you! I‘ll email you the tracking number shortly. I‘m looking forward to seeing what you all think!

#lmpbc #GroupQ #catsoflitsy #Ember

Beatlefan129 Your kitten is the cutest! 😻 1d
Hazel2019 We should all do #CatsofLitsy 2020 Calendar 🤣 1d
Linsy Excited to try those three! I love Rebecca, but that‘s all I‘ve read of her. 🐦 1d
JenlovesJT47 😻😻😻 1d
sblbooks Great pic, I can't believe your cat didn't swat that book off though. 22h
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Yeah... So I thought this was kind of a mess... The story felt all over the place to me, like it didn‘t know what it wanted to be. Things were set up that ended up going nowhere. Cedar got on my last nerve. The world building was practically nonexistent and left me with more questions than answers the latter of which I wouldn‘t necessarily mind except some things just seemed so out of left field and/or so implausible given the zero ⬇️

shadowspeak17 explanation they got that it took me completely out of the story. Part 2 was mildly entertaining at least, but most of the book was a slog, and by the time Part 3 rolled around I was just ready for it to end. I‘ve heard good things about Erdrich, so maybe this wasn‘t the best book of hers to start with. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor #catsoflitsy #Ember
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Cinfhen I read a different book by her and loved it but it was bleak as hell 5d
Cinfhen I think this particular book was universally panned 5d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Good on you for slogging through. May the next read be 💯 better! 4d
shadowspeak17 @Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll try that one next. I would like to give Erdrich another shot. 3d
Cinfhen Not many people liked Shadow Tag either so maybe try a different book of hers / I think this one is meant to be good 3d
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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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1. The Birds and Other Stories (du Maurier), Amina‘s Voice (Khan)
2. Evening
3. Mark Z. Danielewski... He‘s actually the only author I‘m following at the moment.

#weekendreads

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On Your Toes, Susie | Lee Wyndham
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Shortest: The Lottery (Jackson) - 19 pages

Longest: The Wise Man‘s Fear (Rothfuss) - 1,000 pages

Oldest: On Your Toes, Susie! (Wyndham) - 1969

Newest: The Little Blue Kite (Danielewski) and In the Dream House (Machado) - both November 5, 2019

ljuliel Good answers ! What was the oldest book about ? The one from the 60s ? 1w
ljuliel Duh.....I see it‘s about a ballerina ! 😊 1w
shadowspeak17 @ljuliel Haha, yes a ballerina. 😊 I can‘t remember much else about it though. I was really young when I read it. 7d
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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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Well, this was a rare occurrence. Both of my little nuggets decided to sit with me while I read tonight. ❤️
#catsoflitsy #Phoenix #Ember

Booknerd222 That tail 😍 1w
Texreader Awwww! ❤️😻 1w
WorldsOkayestStepMom Adorable!!! 1w
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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So I‘d only intended to buy The Little Blue Kite and In the Dream House while I was out book shopping... but then I found this while I was browsing. It is a book I want to read, but I‘d planned on just borrowing it from the library... but that cover though. 😍 My boyfriend also shared my #coverlove so I ended up bringing this one home too.

LauraJ Haven‘t seen that version before. It‘s gorgeous. 2w
DuckOfDoom Really pretty cover 😍 are all of the foundation series released in this style? 2w
shadowspeak17 @DuckOfDoom I don‘t think so, but I‘m not 100% sure, so I might be wrong. 1w
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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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My friend wasn‘t the only one who ended up leaving with a book by Carmen Maria Machado. I can‘t wait to read this one!

JoScho Great cover! 2w
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The Little Blue Kite | Mark Z. Danielewski
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As I mentioned in my previous post, a friend and I went book shopping on Saturday. Of course, I ended up buying a few things, including this. New Danielewski! I‘m so excited! 😄

TheRiehlDeal Have you read his other books? I heard House of Leaves was really confusing. Debating whether to get into his work. 2w
shadowspeak17 @TheRiehlDeal I haven‘t read Only Revolutions yet, but I‘ve read his other novels and really liked them. I don‘t know that I‘d say House of Leaves is confusing. It‘s just kind of a lot... if that makes any sense. I really liked it though and would definitely recommend it. 1w
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Yesterday I met up with an online friend for the 1st time. On a personal note, this was the first time either of us had met another person with selective mutism, so it was kind of a big deal for us.
On a book related note, it turns out we‘re both readers, so we decide to hit up a couple bookstores together. I ended up suggesting this book to her. She read the first story and liked it enough to buy the book, so I hope she‘ll like the rest of it. 😊

Crazeedi That's so neat to meet an online friend, and to share a love of reading!!!❤❤ 2w
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1. Future Home of the Living God (Erdrich), The Birds and Other Stories (du Maurier)
2. “You‘re so very alive.”
3. Water
#weekendreads

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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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Starting this now for #lmpbc #GroupQ .

FlowerFairy Recently purchased this one on Kindle but not sure when I‘ll get around to it. 2w
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Pin is a little 💩 but somehow manages to be an endearing one. 😂 Some of his antics ended up making this book much funnier than I had expected it to be. I loved the writing, and the excellent preface (also written by Calvino) had me sold on the book before I‘d even truly started it.

One of my friends gifted me this book along with two other books by Calvino and now I‘m even more excited to get to them.

#catsoflitsy #Ember

LauraBeth Well hey legs! 😻 2w
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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I finished my #friendrecchallenge last month. Things were pretty meh this year. I bailed on Limit and the other 2 that I did finish I didn‘t really care for either which surprised me. Oh well, I‘d still like to give this a go again next year. It‘s fun seeing what my friends pick and why they pick it. I‘ll probably institute a page limit next time though. I don‘t really want to get stuck reading any chunksters that don‘t appeal to me again.🤷🏽‍♀️

BarbaraBB Seems an interesting challenge! Are they IRL friends or Litsy ones? (edited) 3w
shadowspeak17 @BarbaraBB One‘s an online friend, but he‘s not on Litsy unfortunately. The other two are irl friends. 3w
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1. The Path to the Spiders‘ Nests (Calvino)
2. Ark (Roth)
3. The leaves changing colors

#weekendreads

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Hey, everyone! Please welcome @Linsy to #GroupQ! I just sent you all an email with everyone‘s addresses and the mailing schedule.
So this is the order we all signed up in. Is everyone okay with this for the mailing order?

Linsy Yay!!! Happy to join :) I‘ll get started looking for reading material asap! 3w
JenlovesJT47 Yay! Sounds good! 🤗 3w
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The Art of the Short Story | Dana Gioia, R. S. Gwynn
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Do you like short stories and novellas? If you do, you should join #lmpbc #groupq! 😄 One of our group members is no longer able to participate, so we wanted to see if there is a US litten who would like to take her place. If interested in joining us, please leave a comment! We‘d love to have a fourth person in our group! 😊

(I‘ll tag the books we‘ve selected in the comments.)

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suvata It‘s a busy time of year coming up so it‘s just perfect for a short stories and novellas. I hope you‘re able to get a fourth. 3w
Linsy I love short stories and novellas. I‘d be interested!! 3w
ljuliel Nope 👎🏼. I like to get to know the characters really well, and you rarely ever do if it‘s just a snippet of a story. 3w
shadowspeak17 @Linsy Awesome! 😃 Do you know how the #lmpbc works and everything? 3w
Linsy Yes, I think so. We each pick a book in our category and share with notes and everything and then share it with the next person in our group? Then they kind of cycle? 3w
shadowspeak17 @Linsy Yep, you got it! Can you email me your mailing address please
shadowspeak17@gmail.com
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This month was pretty meh for me in terms of quality. Two so-sos (top row), two pans, and one dnf. “The Divers‘ Game” was my only pick. 😕 I hope I choose some better reads in November.

Total books read: 5 + 1 DNF
Ebooks: 6
Physical books: 0
Borrowed: 5
#booked2019: 3

Average rating: 2.8 stars

#OctoberStats #OctoberWrapUp

thebluestocking I read The Turn of the Screw this month and did not care for it. It was just a slog. After reading a bunch of interesting commentary on it, I could kind of see why it has endured, but the reading experience was not pleasant. 3w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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I thought the first part was really good. The introductions to the characters and how trees played into their individual histories had me like 😍🌲 But then the rest was very up and down for me. After their great set up, I thought the characters felt pretty meh after that and things moved at a pace that felt too slow in some places and too fast in others. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace because I love being around trees. 😊

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick for that prompt! 👊🏻♥️📚 3w
Crazeedi Purrrfect pic!!😸 3w
Cinfhen Exactly how I felt about this book!!! After such a careful and beautifully crafted introduction (about 200 pages) this book became a CHORE to get through. Our bookclub all felt similar. 3w
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The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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So my boyfriend, my friend, and I were all reading Amazon‘s Forward Collection sort of together and we‘ve all finally finished, so I decided to see what our group average ratings were for all the stories. “The Last Conversation” came out on top for us (Woo! I need to read more Tremblay now. 😃) and, much to our surprise, “Emergency Skin” was unanimously our least favorite (I‘m a bit relieved I wasn‘t the only one with that #unpopularopinion 😅).

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Mehso-so

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I honestly thought I would like this more, but it didn‘t quite do it for me. I do appreciate the unique way Porter chose to tell this story though, and I am interested in reading more of his work.

#catsoflitsy #Ember

Leftcoastzen 😻 3w
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Ball‘s writing feels both simple and complex, and I absolutely love it. There‘s a lot to think about in this little book, but don‘t expect any real resolution to the stories told.

#catsoflitsy #Ember

Leftcoastzen 😻 4w
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The Recommendation | Jonathan Caren
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I still need to complete these prompts for #booked2019:
-Female detective
-Indigenous author
-Muslim author or main character
-Comic or graphic novel
I have some ideas for them, but I haven‘t been able to find one for female detective that‘s not part of a series. I‘d prefer not to start another series right now. So if anyone has any suggestions for any of these, especially a non-series book for female detective, it would be greatly appreciated!

cjk One of my all-time favorite graphic novels. Be warned: it‘s a tearjerker. 😢 1mo
TheSpineView For indigenes author I suggest Dark Reservations. It won several awards. 1mo
Louise There‘s a book by the Polish Nobel Prize winning novelist Olga Tokarczuk, in which a female inserts herself into an investigation and tries to get people to listen to her, though she‘s not an “official”. I haven‘t read it yet, but it sounds very interesting. This might qualify as a female detective novel in the broader sense. 1mo
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Susanita This is about the first female Pinkerton detective 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks For female detective, any book featuring Agatha Christie‘s Miss Marple. 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks For Muslim author/main character 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Indigenous author- Louise Erdrich or Sherman Alexis 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks For Muslim authors, there‘s also Khaled Hosseni and Salman Rushdie. Not sure what your tastes are, so a wide range of choices 😊 1mo
Laughterhp Female detective - it is the first of a series, but I don‘t think the 2nd is out yet. 1mo
Laughterhp For Muslim author/main character or anything by the author. I think she also writes comics. 1mo
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The People Awards | Lily Murray
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REPOST @LibrarianRyan
Hello Everyone,
October is almost at an end. That means awards season is gearing up and before this years #LitsyAwards I want to get some feedback from all of you.
It would be ever so lovely if new and longtime Littens would be willing to fill out this survey to help make this years Litsy awards the best ever!

https://forms.gle/SKXY4VPPFgQLqiwFA

Please help spread the word by reposting. Official nominations start Dec 1.

LibrarianRyan Thank You. 1mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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1. The Overstory (Powers)
2. Lanny (Porter)
3. Confessions (Minato) Technically, I gave it 4.5 stars, but I‘ve been pretty stingy with my 5 stars this year (only 2 so far).
#weekendreads

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Limit | Frank Schatzing
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I honestly could rant about how unpleasant it was to read this book for hours, but my three main complaints/reasons for bailing are:
1. Poor writing/translation made things awkward and confusing
2. Waaaaaaaaaaay too much sexism
3. It‘s really boring
Mostly 2 though. The descriptions of the women were gross and made my skin crawl. 😖
I was reading this for my #friendrecchallenge which is the only reason I stuck with it for 475 pages, but ⬇️

shadowspeak17 there‘s no way I could take the remaining 774. I‘m done. Good riddance. 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Life‘s too short to read grossly sexist books! Good on you! 🍾 Hope your next read is much more enjoyable for you! 1mo
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Congrats @Librarybelle on reaching 200k! That‘s quite a milestone. 😃👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Thanks for the giveaway!

I‘ve read two of Paul Tremblay‘s books and one of his short stories and I thought all three of them were great, so I would really like the tagged book to check out some more of his short stories.
#200kgiveaway

Librarybelle Thank you! Nice choice! 1mo
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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*Sigh* #UnpopularOpinion incoming...
I wish I hadn‘t read this. I hadn‘t expected it to be anywhere near as good as The Handmaid‘s Tale, but I had hoped for better than this. It just felt cheap, like it was written to cash in on fans of the show. Parts felt very YA (which is something I usually do not like and this was no exception), I found the plot twists painfully obvious, the ending underwhelming, even the writing felt ⬇️

shadowspeak17 lackluster. I ended up rolling my eyes and saying, “Seriously?” far too often... 😔 I really wanted to like this, but in the end I found it disappointing and unnecessary.

#booked2019 #politicalintrigue #catsoflitsy #Ember
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree with your assessment. But, hey, at least it checks off a prompt! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @shadowspeak17 Thanks for the honest review. It‘s hard to speak so frankly in a less than positive way about a book that many people are celebrating. Great observations on your part - this book is an acquired taste for many readers. 1mo
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Cinfhen I applaud your review and had very similar feelings. I‘m glad I read it because I wanted to see if this book really could live up to the hype, which for me, it did not. I also felt this was a total sell out. But good for Margaret Atwood for at least writing her own ending. 1mo
shadowspeak17 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad I‘m not alone in my opinion. 😅 Yes, just five more prompts to go! I think I might actually complete the challenge this year. 😬🤞🏽 1mo
shadowspeak17 @Come-read-with-me Thank you! I‘m really glad the people on Litsy tend to be kind when someone goes against the popular opinion on a book, otherwise I doubt I would have posted a review for this. 1mo
shadowspeak17 @Cinfhen That‘s part of the reason why I read it too, to see if it would live up to the hype. I honestly didn‘t really expect it to, so my expectations weren‘t actually that high going in. But of course I hoped to be pleasantly surprised. Yes, good for Atwood, and I‘m glad lots of people have enjoyed the ending she gave this story even though I don‘t happen to be one of them. 1mo
Cinfhen Same!!! Oh well!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @shadowspeak17 Am I the only one scratching my head about the Booker Prize for this book? 🤔 1mo
Cinfhen Not at all @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s not fair to Bernadine Evaristo who actually deserved to win!!!!!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I‘m anxious to read Evaristo‘s winning book. Sad she couldn‘t have all the glory. The judges bowed to book politics! 1mo
Cinfhen I think so @BarbaraTheBibliophage which is disappointing 1mo
shadowspeak17 @BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely not. I don‘t get it either. I haven‘t read Evaristo‘s book, but the split prize feels like a total cop out that‘s not fair to either author. 😕 1mo
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Congratulations on your Litsy milestone, @MatchlessMarie! Thank you for hosting this #Spooky50k giveaway!

When I was a kid, I would carve a pumpkin every year and go trick-or-treating with my sister and cousin. Nowadays I‘m no fun. 😅 I avoid going out for fear of encountering someone in a mask or a mascot type costume. Masks freak me out, but I can handle them sometimes. Mascots on the other hand... I will run away in fear. 😂🙃

MatchlessMarie Oh no! I get it though my dad freaked me out in a wolf mask when I was a kid. I haven't had many encounters with mascots other than when I got to wear the sundae costume when I used to work at Baskin Robbins 😜🍨🎃 1mo
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Congratulations on your milestone @RestlessFickleBookHoarder! Thanks for hosting this #giveawaykerfuffle! 😂

Do meme words count? Because I love this word and it always makes me smile. It also made me ridiculously happy when I started watching the Overwatch League with my boyfriend and discovered that “boop” is an actual term used by the casters (in a serious manner). I laughed... a lot. I still do. 😂

Sace I say meme words count! We "boop" our cats all the time! 1mo
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I didn‘t care for this. I found it wordy and difficult to read. It‘s presented as a story within a story, but then it never goes back to the first story which I thought was a strange choice. The narrator goes on and on about how beautiful the children are to an excessive degree that got really old really fast. And not much else happened. Maybe I‘m just missing something, but I don‘t think this was for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #publicdomain

Scochrane26 I think that‘s just how Henry James writes. I‘ve read What Maisie Knew, which I liked, but it was very wordy & confusing at times. 1mo
Hazel2019 Awww 🐱 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, even though it was so yuck! 1mo
LauraJ Your cat doesn‘t look too thrilled with it either! 😾 1mo
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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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What do you guys think of these? I wasn‘t sure if you all would want to read any short story collections since they‘re a little longer and we‘re doing “quick reads,” so I included a few in case you guys are interested, but if not, that‘s cool too. 😊 #GroupQ #lmpbc

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JenlovesJT47 Ooh ooh!!! I vote for The Birds!! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ one of my favorite movies and has been on my TBR forever! That is if it‘s cool with you guys 🤓 1mo
JenlovesJT47 I‘m cool with any of those, haven‘t read any of them. 1mo
Bookwormjillk I vote for The Birds too 1mo
shadowspeak17 What do you think @laurenslibrary ? 1mo
LaurensLibrary I'm fine with any of them. I'm not picky. 😊 1mo
shadowspeak17 @JenlovesJT47 @Bookwormjillk Hey, so if you guys saw Lauren‘s email, she‘s no longer going to be able to participate in lmpbc this round. So I just wanted to see what you guys want to do. Do you want to do it just the three of us or try to find someone to fill her spot or not do the round after all? What do y‘all think? 3w
Bookwormjillk @JenlovesJT47 @shadowspeak17 I‘d still like to do the round either with three of us or with a replacement 3w
JenlovesJT47 I‘m cool with either option, whatever you want to do! @Bookwormjillk 3w
shadowspeak17 Okay, well I think I‘ll make a post tomorrow then to see if anyone would like to fill her spot, and if there are no takers we can just do it with the three of us. @JenlovesJT47 @Bookwormjillk 3w
JenlovesJT47 Sounds good! 3w
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Congratulations | Viola Ruelke Gommer
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Thank you to everyone who entered my #unpopularopiniongiveaway! It was fun getting to see all of your opinions. 😄

Congratulations @AsYouWish! You‘re the winner! 🎉🎊
Please email your address to me at shadowspeak17@gmail.com so I can send you your book.

AmyG Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Crazeedi Congrats!!👏👏 1mo
AsYouWish @shadowspeak17 Yay!! Thank you so much!!! Email sent!!! @AkashaVampie @AmyG @Crazeedi Thank you!!! 1mo
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Just joined #GroupQ - quick reads (short stories and novellas)! There‘s still one spot left if anyone wants to join. 😄

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

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The Recommendation | Jonathan Caren
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A friend of mine is trying to find some books and I was hoping you guys could help because I‘m drawing a blank at the moment. 😅
So he‘s trying to find:

-A book about a man stranded on an island with a lighthouse, fighting his demons

-Or, if that‘s too specific, just a book involving a lighthouse.

He doesn‘t want any horror or anything overly sentimental.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Susanita Two very different books involving a lighthouse: 2mo
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AsYouWish Eva Gates has a series called A Lighthouse Library Mystery, I haven‘t read them, but they are on my ThriftBooks wishlist. They seemed like they would be cozy mysteries. 2mo
Tamra I can‘t recall if this has a lighthouse - I believe it does and it‘s in a terrific remote setting where demons are definitely wrestled. I love Abby‘s writing! (edited) 2mo
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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Just a reminder that my #giveaway is still open for a few more days. I want to hear your unpopular opinions! 😄

*US only*
To enter:
1. Make a post telling me one of your bookish unpopular opinions
2. List at least 3 books you would like to own
3. Tag me and use #unpopularopiniongiveaway

Closes 10/9. Winner gets one of the books they list in their post via Amazon. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 *BONUS ENTRIES*
You can receive one extra entry for each of the following:
1. Instead of telling me just one unpopular opinion, tell me about one book you don‘t like that most people like AND one book you do like that most people don‘t.
2. Tag a fellow Litten
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Somebody please explain to me why I thought it was a good idea to start a new book when I knew two library holds were about to come in. Why do I do this to myself? 🤦🏽‍♀️🙃 At least I picked a short one, I guess. 😅

batsy I just started this! James's sentences are so dense that I think his short books count as normal ones 😅 2mo
shadowspeak17 @batsy Hahaha, true. They are some very dense sentences. 😅 (edited) 2mo
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Total books read: 11
Ebooks: 10
Physical books: 1
Borrowed: 9
#booked2019: 3

Average rating: 3.55 stars

#SeptemberStats #SeptemberWrapUp

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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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This was a fun one. Just about what I expected from Blake Crouch.

And with that, I have finished all the stories in Amazon‘s Forward collection! 😄 Of the six there was only one I didn‘t like and one I thought was meh. The other four I enjoyed. Favs: The Last Conversation and You Have Arrived at Your Destination

#catsoflitsy #Ember

rather_be_reading i bought them all too bt havent read them yet! 2mo
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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*US only*
For my #litsyversary I wanted to host a #giveaway to celebrate one of the things I really appreciate about Litsy: the ability to share unpopular opinions without getting bashed for them.
To enter:
1. Make a post telling me one of your bookish unpopular opinions
2. List at least 3 books you would like to own
3. Tag me and use #unpopularopiniongiveaway

Closes 10/9. Winner gets one of the books they list in their post via Amazon. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 *BONUS ENTRIES*
You can receive one extra entry for each of the following:
1. Instead of telling me just one unpopular opinion, tell me about one book you don‘t like that most people like AND one book you do like that most people don‘t.
2. Tag a fellow Litten
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Crazeedi Great questions!! 2mo
AmyG Thank you and Congrats! This giveaway....I really have to think! 2mo
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Here‘s my wrap-up for the July-September quarter of #booked2019.

#SocialMediaFocus: #MeToo
#FoodOnCover: Ella Minnow Pea
#BookToMovie: Confessions
#BookAboutAddiction: Hey, Kiddo

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! Good job!! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2mo
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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Honestly, I‘m not sure comics and graphic novels are really my thing. My typical reaction after finishing one is usually “Mmkay... Well, I read it...” 🤷🏽‍♀️ even when they‘re supposedly amazing. It wasn‘t much different with this, but my reaction was a little more positive, so I‘m counting that as a win. 😅 I really do think it was worth the read even though I‘m probably not the ideal audience for it. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction, so I do still need to find something for the comic/graphic novel prompt. If anyone has any suggestions, they‘d be greatly appreciated. 😬

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
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4thhouseontheleft I would suggest the March trilogy. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This sounds good, in a sad way. The March trilogy is great. I also suggest 2mo
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This was a wonderfully thought-provoking story. I didn‘t really like how abrupt the ending was though.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

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Ark | Veronica Roth
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There‘s a quiet beauty and melancholic atmosphere to this story that I really like.

#catsoflitsy #Ember

Susanita Kitty looks skeptical. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Oh, pretty kitty! 😻 2mo
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Leftcoastzen Nice! One of the books that is often challenged! #bannedbooksweek 2mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Woohoo! It‘s my 2 year #Litsyversary! 🥳🎉🎊 I‘ve been wondering when it was.
I‘m thinking I might host a giveaway to celebrate. Stay tuned! 😬

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo 🎉🥳 2mo
wanderinglynn Happy Litsaversary! 🎉🥳🥂 2mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽 2mo
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Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎉🎊🥳📖😋 2mo
DrexEdit Happy Litsyversary! 😊 🎉🎉 2mo
JoScho 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Come-read-with-me Congratulations!! 📚🤓📚 2mo
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 📚🎉📚🎉 2mo
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Oooh boy was this dark! And that is certainly not a complaint. 😂 This was great. 👌🏽 Each chapter gives a view of the incident and the aftermath from a different perspective. Even though some of the details get repeated, new insight gets layered on top of what you already know and things slowly build and build until the book reaches its fittingly twisted conclusion.

#booked2019 #booktomovie #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Meaw_catlady Awww what a beautiful kitty! 2mo
MrBook Great review! 😻😻😻 2mo
Cinfhen This is a film!!!! I need to see it because book was so well done 2mo
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