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Milkman | Anna Burns
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I am exhausted but I did it! Made it to the 24 hour mark at 11:54pm NST (10:24pm EST). Now time for bed as I have to be at work in 7.5 hours 😴
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻💃🏻🍾😎😁🥳🥳👍🏻🎉📚 5mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 5mo
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Some of my favourite literary loot 📚

#24in48 #literarylootchallenge

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The oldest #sff I own. My grandmother bought me this Chronicles of Narnia collection in 1987 for my 10th birthday. I‘m hoping to one day have a child and be able to pass these along for them to enjoy. #24in48

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Old friends! 5mo
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I found a cute #littlefreelibrary on a walk around my neighbourhood this evening. I have a feeling I‘ll be stopping by often 😀

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So much nostalgia!

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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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#24in48 bookshelfie

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Find Me Gone: A Novel | Sarah Meuleman
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#24in48 Hour 6 Challenge

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My Brother's Husband | Gengoroh Tagame
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It‘s 7:20am NST (5:50am EST). Usually I sleep in on the weekend but need to get going on the #24in48 readathon. Pictured are my potential reads this weekend. Trying to knock off some #readharder challenges at the same time. Happy reading!

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, that‘s an ambitious stack! Good luck and enjoy. 👍🏽📚 10mo
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The Cold Song | Linn Ullmann
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It came down to the wire but I was able to complete both the #readharder challenge and the #Litsyatoz challenge this year. Trying to decide what challenge(s) to do in 2019. 🤔📚

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🎅🏼😂

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Why do library holds always become available when I‘m trying to complete some challenges? 🤦🏼‍♀️
#LitsyAtoZ #ReadHarder

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I‘ve been having an absolutely terrible week, but when this package from @Book_in_hands arrived it put a smile on my face. I love them all and look forward to using them. 😃
#SummerBookmarkSwap

Linsy Cute!! 1y
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@Book_in_hands your package is going in the mail tomorrow! 📩📚😃
#SummerBookmarkSwap

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Pretties | Scott Westerfeld
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I‘m exhausted but I made it with less than 20 minutes to spare! This was my third #24in48 readathon but this was the first time I completed it. Having to get up in five hours for work is going to suck. 😴

Tomigirl44 Congrats! 🎈🎉🍾😁 1y
sprainedbrain Yay!!! 1y
TrishB Well done 👏🏻 1y
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Just under 8 hours to get to 24 hours of reading. I can do this!!!
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Sweettartlaura Yes you can!!! 1y
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When I moved across the country I didn‘t take any books from my early childhood (hopefully some are still boxed up at dad‘s house), so George‘s Marvelous Medicine is the oldest childhood book in my possession. I got it for my 10th birthday - August 1987. I still love this story.
#24in48

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My nightstand is a mess, so I keep my books on the headboard instead.
#24in48

CoffeeNBooks The Kite Runner is excellent! 1y
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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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It‘s 11:23am here in St. John‘s, Newfoundland and the temperature is already 26C. A beautiful day to read outside on the deck! ☀️🌵
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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I strayed from my #13Books13Weeks TBR stack to read a couple of library holds that came in. Back to the original stack for book seven.

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Stanley Park | Timothy Taylor
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Starting book three of #13books13weeks.

I am still not sure how I feel about Stanley Park. It would be a pick for me overall as many things drew me in (especially how the story followed Jeremy through his highs and lows), but some of the Stanley Park elements still have me confused.

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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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I really appreciated this coming-of-age story of love and loss. Heartbreaking and emotional, it will stick with you.

Book one of #13Books13Weeks

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24 Hours | Greg Iles
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Signed up for the July #24in48 Readathon! This will be my third try, hoping to successfully complete 24 hours for the first time. Who else is planning to participate?

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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My pile for #13Books13Weeks.

I have two library books in the stack but the rest have been on my bookshelves WAY TOO LONG! I‘m looking forward to this challenge - it should be fun!

TheHeartlandBookFairy Another great stack! I loved The Book Thief but couldn't get into listening to the audio version of The Nest. I'd like to go back and revisit it one of these days, perhaps as an actual book? Welcome! 2y
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I do not read science fiction AT ALL. I chose this book to complete “A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author.” for the #readharder challenge.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel. The characters were interesting and the story really drew me in. I look forward to reading the sequel.

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Sweet Thursday | John Steinbeck
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1. I‘m not currently doing any buddy or group reads. I‘m working on completing the #readharder challenge and I‘m not reading frequently enough to add in another title that doesn‘t fit the challenge.
2. I‘ve never had the desire to change my name, although as a kid it pissed me off that I could never find any personalized items with the name Charlene. 😠
3. Loving “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes.

#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz Thanks for participating Charlene! 2y
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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I loved this book! The story works so well written in verse, and I found myself immediately drawn to the characters and the conflict. This is not the type of book I would usually read, but I saw so many positive reviews on Litsy that I gave it a go. I‘m so glad I did 😃

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This Or That?: Quiz Book | Emma MacLaren Henke
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☑️ Wine, beer, and something harder - depends on my mood or the occasion.
☑️ Proper bookmark
☑️ Bake
☑️ Candy
☑️ Nope (just being honest!)

#thisorthat @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading 🍭 🍭 2y
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I had a hard time rating this one. I am not a comic book fan, but I chose this to fulfill one of the #readharder challenges. I love the illustrations, they are colourful and rich in detail. I struggled with the story. This was my first exposure to the Black Panther, and I found the narrative hard to follow without knowing the backstory. That is why I gave it a so-so rating.

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My English class read Lord of the Flies in grade 11. I HATED it! The book was so over analyzed in class that any enjoyment I may have taken from reading it withered away. Giving it another go for the Read Harder Challenge.
#assignedbookihated
#readharder

YouReadMyEyes Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! 2y
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The Great Movies | Roger Ebert
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1. The Princess Bride, The Shawshank Redemption
2. Stand By Me, Pretty Woman, The Breakfast Club, Hacksaw Ridge
3. Sleepaway Camp, The Cutting Edge
4. Popcorn
#ManicMonday
@JoScho

Purrfectpages The Cutting Edge! 💕 2y
CouronneDhiver Shawshank 🖤 2y
OriginalCyn620 I love The Cutting Edge! ❤️ 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I gave it my best shot but I‘m tapping out. I‘m exhausted and struggling to keep my eyes open. I only completed 12 hours in the first #24in48 readathon I attempted, so I‘m really proud of how I did this time around. Congrats in advance to everyone who completes 24 hours - you are awesome!

QueenOfWands Great job! ^^ 2y
Sweettartlaura Great job 🙌🏻 2y
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I really enjoyed She‘s Come Undone so when this title came out in trade paperback I bought it. That was probably 18-19 years ago? It has sat on my shelves unread ever since.
#24in48
#sharetheshame

Clwojick A friend of mine, @Jamiemac1985 always raves about this book, and says it‘s the next book she‘s ever read. 2y
sparingqueen I‘m doing the #ReadHarder challenge and one of the items is to read a selection from Oprah‘s book club. I may finally get this off my TBR list! 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh this is one of my all time favourites!! It‘s going to be a mini-series soon too! 2y
Scarlett_ohara I swear it's the best book I read in 2017 and I read like 50 that year. It's amazing. Better than She's come undone. The 900 pages just flew by. I loved it immensely. 2y
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One of my favourite book-to-screen adaptations.
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Starting to power down for the night, but I‘ll try to keep going for a little while longer before calling it a day.
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Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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So far so good! I‘ve finished The Phantom Tollbooth and Persepolis. Now onto Elizabeth Is Missing.
#24in48
#ReadHarder

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When I moved across the country a few years ago I had to get rid of so much, leaving me with very few items from my childhood. I held onto this book though - I must have read it at least a dozen times as a pre-teen, and having the inscription from my mom means so much as we lost her almost a decade ago. I owe my love of reading to her, and she loved to gift us books “just because”. 📚❤️
#24in48 oldest children‘s book I own - 30 years

lizsassymolassy I have this same edition but the front cover is long gone due to being read so many times! 2y
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I woke up early (for me). It‘s 6:22am EST (7:52 local NST) and I‘m getting started on the #24in48 readathon. I‘m combining this challenge with the #ReadHarder challenge hoping it will provide extra motivation to complete 24 hours this time around. Good luck and happy reading to all readathoners!

DivineDiana And the same to you! 2y
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I just finished my third book of the weekend, but I will not be able to come close to completing my 24 hours. I've got things to get done this evening, and I doubt I'll get more than another hour of reading in before bed.
I've been in a reading slump for months and I've found this challenge really helped me push through it. It was fun to try and I'll definitely sign up for the next one. Good luck to all still pushing for 24 hours!
#24in48

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X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story | Eve Epstein, Leonora Epstein
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Being born in 1977, I'm a Gen Xer right on the cusp of Gen Y. This book brought back so much nostalgia for me from both generations. I liked the back and forth narrative between the two authors and how they were able to weave their opinions and experiences together.
#24in48 #readathon

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X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story | Eve Epstein, Leonora Epstein
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I woke up a few minutes ago, ready to get started on the #24in48 readathon. I took a quick #shelfie and I look a bit crazed (lol) but I'm sticking with it because I have not mastered the art of the selfie. I couldn't get our full wall of bookshelves into the shot as they are 13 feet wide and 7 feet tall (built out of oak by my husband). We still have at least 200 more books that won't fit on these shelves 😂Happy reading!

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished 13 Ways a couple of days ago, now onto something a bit lighter...

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Signed up for #litsypenpals today. Hoping to push myself out of my comfort zone and make a new connection. This should be fun!

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Mercy of the Tide | Keith Rosson
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It's a windy, snowy day - perfect for staying in, keeping warm, and reading! I'm getting a late start to the #24in48, slept in then made waffles for the family. Trying to concentrate on the story while my husband snores in the recliner.

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Slump | Kevin Waltman
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I've been stuck in a reading slump the last few months. I thought that setting some reading goals for 2017 would help, but so far nothing has changed. With blizzard conditions and over 30cm of snow in the forecast for this weekend, I expect to be housebound. I'm going to push myself to do the #24in48 readathon - maybe it will be the kick in the butt I need! Who else has struggled with a reading slump?
#slumpbegone #toomanytbr

Reecaspieces I hate those!! Mine usually never last more than a week or so. Pick up a guilty pleasure...mine is romantic suspense. Usually simple stories with action that keep you entertained 3y
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I saw this on Facebook and thought posting it here could elicit some interesting responses.

"I have to get some shoes." - I couldn't help laughing, as my close friends know how much I love shoes! ???

Marchpane This was the sentence: "Farm fences." That's it. I live in the city. ??‍♀️ 3y
BookaholicAnon God, I hope not ... My closest book, Joyce Carol Oates's *You Must Remember This*, gave me: "Slipped in a queer zigzag delirium into sleep". Wow ... I think I'd rather not ...! ? 3y
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My mother was gifted the Griffin and Sabine books in the early 90's. I still remember how much I appreciated the beauty and artistry of these works when I read them. I loved being able to physically handle the letters, it really helped to immerse me into the story.
#readjanuary #epistolary

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One of the lovely new tax hikes residents of NL are subject to in 2017.