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Re: Reading Challenge Anyone??
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Reply to: #969884 by MissMoon
Jan 1, 2019 4:01pm
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A Gentleman in Moscow is my favorite this year.
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Reply to: #969880 by Yumgirl
Jan 1, 2019 4:37pm
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
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Reply to: #969848 by Mama Stork
Jan 1, 2019 4:39pm
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No reading challenge here. I just want to read one book at a time. I usually have 4 or 5 books going at the same time. No goals on number of books either. Just however many I can squeeze between now and December 31st, 2019. I try not to have a book unfinished at the end of the year. I started reading R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton today.
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Reply to: #969888 by bfarowl
Jan 2, 2019 2:20pm
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No reading challenge here

Me neither. I just read. lol
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Reply to: #969848 by Mama Stork
Jan 3, 2019 6:19am
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I'm working on the Popsugar Reading Challenge for 2019. I did it last year and really enjoyed it. I'm still finishing it up. ;) I have about 4 books left for the last challenge before I start this one so I want to get it done. I read more than 50 books last year (the number in the challenge) but not everything fit a prompt!
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Reply to: #969944 by Brandy
Jan 3, 2019 8:20pm
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I'd like to get my hands on a copy of that graveyard book of yours. When are you going to publish it?
Self published?
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Jan 4, 2019 8:09am
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One of the categories in my challenge is "a self-published book". I know there are several LB authors...anybody self published?
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Reply to: #969981 by Mama Stork
Jan 4, 2019 8:19am
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I don't know anything about self-publishing, but I have a short story in an anthology published with Untreed Reads and they've been wonderful to work with, very professional and available. It's worth checking out their submission policy.
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Reply to: #969981 by Mama Stork
Jan 4, 2019 8:22am
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I have a number of self-published books. The Amazon link is in my profile.
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Reply to: #969981 by Mama Stork
Jan 4, 2019 8:29am
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I know there are several LB authors...

Oooh! Ooh! I wrote a book!! Try:
https://www.amazon.com/Blog-Post-Mortem-Mark-Berkeland-ebook/dp/B01IJE2X08
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Reply to: #969983 by Quiet Place
Jan 4, 2019 9:00am
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I will definitely try at least one--they all look so interesting!
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Reply to: #969984 by wassamatta u
Jan 4, 2019 9:03am
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This looks good too! Adding it to my list
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Reply to: #969981 by Mama Stork
Jan 4, 2019 10:00am
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Re: A Great Author
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Reply to: #968638 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Jan 4, 2019 10:04am
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I have wanted to read Marjorie Morningstar by him for years. It is always on my TBR list, but I just have not gotten to it yet. Maybe this will be the year.

-amanda from seattle
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Reply to: #969848 by Mama Stork
Jan 4, 2019 10:08am
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Every summer our Seattle Library has a reading bingo card challenge and you are to read the books and get a Bingo. Of course, being a BIG reader, I usually do the Black out of the card and read everything. Sometimes the different categories are challenging to me. They usually always have a "read something out of your comfort zone" Blah. Poetry and graphic novels are always a challenge for me, but luckily they are usually quite short and quick to get through! LOL

-Amanda from Seattle
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Reply to: #969848 by Mama Stork
Jan 4, 2019 5:38pm
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Doing the PopSugar challenge again—plus personal goal of 95 books for the year (including audiobooks).
Re: Self published?
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Reply to: #969981 by Mama Stork
Jan 5, 2019 3:17am
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My granddaughter, Buttermilk, wrote, illustrated, and self-published a book as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award. The title - Saving KB: The Story of Karner Blue. It is the story of New Hampshire's both state and federally endangered state butterfly - the Karner Blue. She was 17 years old when she did this. The book is for sale on Amazon.
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Reply to: #969981 by Mama Stork
Jan 5, 2019 9:03am
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I have many self published novels :)
http://francespauli.com
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Reply to: #970050 by Vandisar
Jan 5, 2019 1:36pm
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Also some very intriguing choices! Thanks for sharing--can't wait to delve into some of these
Do I really need this book?
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Feb 6, 2019 6:11am
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So...... I am busy. I have at least three books Meddling Kids, They Dared Returned, and thanks to Amanda, Priceless, on top of editing my next book in the wings. But.....I just saw a movie preview of My Cousin Rachel and I am intrigued. Really intrigued. But, do I really need this book????

The bibliophile in me says “yes”. The sensible person in me says “no”....

Aughhhhhh

Csk
Re: Do I really need this book?
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Reply to: #971124 by Captain Slick Kitty
Feb 6, 2019 7:12am
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Yes, yes you do need it. The book will patiently wait for you to find the time for it and doesn't need much--just a small space
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Reply to: #971124 by Captain Slick Kitty
Feb 6, 2019 7:33am
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Oooohhh, I read Meddling Kids from one of Amanda's lists and it was good! Then I read his previous book The Supernatural Enhancements which I liked even more. Maybe there will be a sequel to that one. Couldn't get in to This Body's Not Big Enough For Both Of Us. I'll have to try later. That's my two cents on Edgar Cantero.
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Reply to: #971129 by Mama Stork
Feb 6, 2019 7:51am
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Yes, yes you do need it. The book will patiently wait for you to find the time for it and doesn't need much--just a small space

It's that sort of thinking that found me moving thousands of books half way across the country last fall. Books are heavy especially when they're in cahoots with each other inside boxes.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
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Feb 6, 2019 11:26am
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Has anyone read this?

I am dying to talk about it and determine if anyone thought about it as much after they finished as I did. . . .
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Reply to: #971140 by Sleeps In Socks
Feb 6, 2019 2:32pm
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Yes, I read it several months ago and found the whole construct fascinating!
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Reply to: #971124 by Captain Slick Kitty
Feb 6, 2019 7:03pm
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I say
YES, you need Cousin Rachel also.....have you seen the show yet?? https://youtu.be/Gp_8OYkGds0

-Amanda
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Reply to: #971159 by Amanda from Seattle
Feb 6, 2019 8:45pm
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That’s the trailer I saw that has triggered my internal debate..... Rachel Weisz looks like she owns this role. But I have only seen the trailer.

Csk
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Reply to: #971124 by Captain Slick Kitty
Feb 7, 2019 6:36am
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Local libraries are good for these kind of things. ;)
Re: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
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Reply to: #971148 by Yumgirl
Feb 7, 2019 7:21am
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I liked the construct, and I liked that it took me a bit of time to really figure out what was going on. . . a bit like our narrator. I read a fair amount, and I usually am able to jump ahead a bit with a good idea of where the book is going. This book took me some time to sort out.

I also liked that it made me think about my own reactions. I tried to decide how I would react to something like what Anna did prior to heading to the house.

My only frustration was with the inclusion of Silver Tear. It seemed rather late in the story to add that character and possibly like an added obstacle which wasn't really needed.
The Taking of K-129
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Feb 13, 2019 5:54pm
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So I just finished reading The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History. It's a non-fiction account of a very real CIA operation to grab a Russian sub in the early 1970s. I'd never heard of this before--although the operation had been outed decades ago. But to be fair, I was a newborn when the event was made public and didn't watch the news much back then.

Anyhow, as much as I enjoy historical stories, they can still sometimes be dry with unnecessary details or large period of times when nothing really happens, but this one absolutely sucked me in. It reads like a script of a Hollywood spy movie. Absolutely engrossing, close calls, and an engineering marvel.

If you like historical stories (I'm talking to you, Old Blue!), you'll love this one. It's absolutely awesome. *nodding*

-- Ryan