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message 1: by Liz (last edited Aug 10, 2014 10:03AM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Slick's Slugs

1. The Shining Stephen King (659 pages)

link- same author

2. Doctor Sleep Stephen King (531 pages)

link - two word title

3. Undisputed Truth Mike Tyson (592 pages)

link - both main "characters" survived as youngsters by being theives

4. Fingersmith Sarah Waters (582 pages)

link - author first name starts with "S"

5. The Winter Sea Susanna Kearsley (544 pages)

link - Female authors

6. A Discovery of Witches DeborahHarkness (579 pages)

link- first published in 2011

message 2: by Liz (last edited Sep 20, 2014 01:29PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Mickey Mouse's Marchers

7a. I Am Livia(391 pages) link- girls name in title
7b. Rebecca (410 pages) Total pages= 800

link- classics

8a. Watership Down (478 pages) link- animal on cover
8b. Domestic Violets (328 pages) total pages = 806

link - male authors

9. 11/22/63 (866 pages)

link - both authors wrote their first novel in the 1960s/ both started as short story writers

10a. Empire of the Sun (278 pages) link - Author's last name begins with "B"
10bb. Wife Number Seven (286 pages) total pages = 564

link- sex, sex, sex!

11a. Ugly Love (320 pages) link- published 2014
11b. A Fall of Marigolds(400 pages) total pages = 720

link- historical fiction

12a. Crocodile on the Sandbank (262 pages) link- historical fiction mysteries
12b. The Miniaturist (416 pages) total pages 678

message 3: by Liz (last edited Nov 18, 2014 04:08PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Roadrunner's Racers

13. An Instance of the Fingerpost(704 pages)

link - multiple narrators (unreliable)

14a Gone Girl(422 pages) link - main character "dies"
14b. Timbuktu 10/19 (181 pages)total pages = 609 pages

link- animal on cover

15a. A Mango-Shaped Space(276 pages) link - teenage main characters
15.b A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain 10/21( 256 pages) total pages= 532 pages

link-plot includes a little bit of magic

16.a The Enchanted 10/24 (237 pages)
published 2014 -
16.b Someday, Someday, Maybe 10/24 (344 pages) total pages = 581 pages

link- female main character in search of something

17.aThe Crook and Flail 11/10 (322 pages) link - historical fiction
17.bThe Gods of Heavenly Punishment) (382 pages) total pages = 710 pages

link - historical fiction WWII

18. All the Light We Cannot See 11/8 (531 pages)

message 4: by Liz (last edited Jul 31, 2014 06:14PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Reserved

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Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Reserved

message 6: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18170 comments You had some good books in your Slick's section Liz! A couple of them are on my chunkster list too although I haven't got to them yet!

message 7: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Nice :)

message 8: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments I have finished my second section!

message 9: by Tasha (new)

Tasha YAY!! congrats :D

message 10: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Matterhorn!!! I loved that one. An amazing read.

message 11: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments i need to read it, Tasha, it's been on my physical nightstand since last Christmas. I got it for the Bee holiday exchange.

message 12: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Here's your excuse! ;)

message 13: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments I know! Reading physical books, that are chunksters just feels like such a chore, these days. I guess I've turned into a techy kindle reader for the most part. I still absolutely love paper books, but the big ones are soooo heavy :)

message 14: by Tasha (new)

Tasha I totally understand. I go back and forth, depending on mood and what's available when I want it. Some covers are just meant to look at and hold while others I could care less about so that influences me as well.

message 15: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments How about this... I donated 150 paper books, to my library, this summer. Practically all my finished books. I only kept a small few (maybe 10) that I have read and adored. I still have about 80 paper books, that I need to read at some point. I kept all those.
I felt like a little piece of me was dying as a transported all those books to the library... But at the same time it felt completely liberating! was in a huge decluttering mode, which Is absolutely funny considering our house has virtually no clutter, anywhere. My hubby was like, "um... Are you sure you want to do this?" And my answer was an emphatic "yes!" I NEEDED to... I almost felt like I was nesting... Without being pregnant. So weird. Maybe I'm a reverse hoarder???
So anyway, the only books I have lying around now, are books that I still need to read!

message 16: by Tejas Janet (new)

Tejas Janet (tejasjanet) | 3513 comments That's wonderful about giving so many of your books to the library. I've donated quite a few over the years. I sometimes miss them after wards since I love some very much. But then I think how I'm sharing them with others and then I feel happy.

message 17: by Tasha (new)

Tasha I commented back to your donating 150 books (!) but I'm not seeing it right now, weird...

But anyway, 150! Lucky library :) I totally understand the culling though! I usually don't keep any books after I read them unless I know I'll re-read it.

message 18: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Yay! I finished Roadrunners!

message 19: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Congrats, Liz!! :D

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Janice (jamasc) | 48003 comments Pop on over to the request a badge thread. :)

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