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Chelle has found time to read (#10)

This is a continuation of the topic Chelle has found time to read (#9).

75 Books Challenge for 2018

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1ChelleBearss
Edited: Yesterday, 10:30am Top

Happy November!!


Welcome to my November thread. The only goals this month is to get out of my book funk and bank into reading!

💜❤️💙🧡
For those that don't know me I am Chelle, 30something wife, mother of two and a police dispatcher. Hubby is an officer and between our two shift work schedules we share in all duties of house and children. I read at work when it is slow and after our daughters are in bed or relaxing. We had our second child in 2017 so life is hectic right now but I'm still trying to find time to read.
I used to read about 100-125 books a year but in 2016 I only hit 36 and 2017 I just squeaked in with 75!
I was hoping to hit 100 this year but I am so close and it's only half way through the year so I've upped my goal to 150.

My other threads (that have gone to sleep out of neglect) are:
Women's Prize for Fiction
1001 books list
Booker Prize



Print:


Audio:


Finished

November
124) The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine
125) Elevation by Stephen King
126) Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
127) Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
128) Past Tense by Lee Child
129) The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

2ChelleBearss
Edited: Nov 1, 9:48am Top


Books read in 2018:

January
1) Midnight Line by Lee Child
2) Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
3) The Pyramid of Mud by Andrea Camilleri
4) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
5) Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

February
6) The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
7) Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (eBook)
8) Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
9) The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
10) The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
11) The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

March
12) The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
13) Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
🎧14) Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton (audio)
15) The People we Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
🎧16) Flight by Sherman Alexie (audio)
17) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
18) How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
🎧19) Rabbit Remembered by John Updike (audio)
20) Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
21) Troll Bridge GN by Neil Gaiman
22) Start Running! A 5k Training Schedule for Beginners by Tony Yang
23) The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe
24) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
25) The Power by Naomi Alderman

April Books
🎧26) Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
27) This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
🎧28) Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell (audio)
🎧29) The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
30) Misery by Stephen King
31) The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen
32) The Exile GN by Diana Gabaldon
🎧33) The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
34) The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
35) Wires and Nerve GN by Marissa Meyer
36) The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indriðason
🎧37) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
38) Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
39) The Hush by John Hart
40) Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
41) Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrick Backman
🎧42) Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore

May Books
43) Origin by Dan Brown
🎧44) Fluke by Christopher Moore
45) The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
46) Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
47) Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
48) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
🎧49) The Humans by Matt Haig
🎧50) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
51) The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
52) Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
🎧53) The Fates will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard
54) Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
🎧55) Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessican Townsend
56) Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong
🎧57) Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
58) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
🎧59) Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

June Books
60) Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
61) Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
🎧62) Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
63) Three Secrets by Clare Boyd
64) Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
65) Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
66) The Outsider by Stephen King
67) Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
68) Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
🎧69) The Stand by Stephen King
70) Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris
71) Foe by Iain Reid
72) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
73) The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
🎧74) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
75) Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson
76) Soulless by Gail Carriger
🎧77) Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman

July Books
78) Changeless by Gail Carriger
79) Blameless by Gail Carriger
80) Adventures of Captain Underpants
🎧81) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
82) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
83) Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
84) Heartless by Gail Carriger
85) Timeless by Gail Carriger
86) Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine
87) Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
88) Catwings by Ursula LeGuin
89) Prudence by Gail Carriger
90) Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
91) Beartown by Fredrik Backman
92) Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
93) The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
🎧94) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
95) Warcross by Marie Lu
96) White Oleander by Janet Fitch
97) Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

August Books
🎧98) You Suck by Christopher Moore
99) Imprudence by Gail Carriger
100) The Broken Girls by Simone St James
101) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
102) Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
103) Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
104) The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel
105) The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
106) The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel

September
107) Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space: And the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds by Dav Pilkey
108) The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
🎧109) Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
110) Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dav Pilkey
🎧111) Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
112) The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
113) John Dies at the End by David Wong
114) Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
115) Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
🎧116) Force of Nature by Jane Harper
117) Competence by Gail Carriger
🎧118) A Good Marriage by Stephen King

October
119) The Fireman by Joe Hill
120) Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
121) Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
122) Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman by Dav Pilkey
123) Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

3ChelleBearss
Edited: Nov 1, 9:50am Top




2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge


1. A book made into a movie you've already seen - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
2. True crimeThe Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder by Claudia Rowe
3. The next book in a series you started - The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
4. A book involving a heist - The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
5. Nordic noir - The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen
6. A novel based on a real person - Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you - A Pyramid of Mud by Andrea Camilleri
8. A book with a time of day in the title -Midnight Line by Lee Child
9. A book about a villain or antihero - The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
10. A book about death or grief - Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist - The People we Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you - Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
15. A book about feminism - The Power by Naomi Alderman
16. A book about mental health - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift - Rabbit Remembered by John Updike
18. A book by two authors - Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
19. A book about or involving a sport - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (soccer)
20. A book by a local author - This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
21. A book with your favourite colour in the title - Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
22. A book with alliteration in the title - Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
23. A book about time travel- How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
24. A book with a weather element in the title The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
25. A book set at sea - Fluke by Christopher Moore
26. A book with an animal in the title- Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
27. A book set on a different planet - The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
28. A book with song lyrics in the title - Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton (Summer Kings by Cutty Ranks)
29. A book about or set on Halloween - Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
30. A book with characters who are twins - The Hush by John Hart
31. A book mentioned in another book - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Magpie Murders)
32. A book from a celebrity book club - The Lying Game by Ruth Ware (Reese Witherspoon Book Club)
33. A childhood classic you've never read - Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
34. A book that's published in 2018 - The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (debut Goodreads author 2015)
36. A book set in the decade you were born - Misery by Stephen King
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to - The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
38. A book with an ugly cover - Flight by Sherman Alexie
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (2017 Popsugar 28. A Novel set during Wartime)

Advanced Reading Challenge

41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school - White Oleander by Janet Fitch
42. A cyberpunk book - Warcross by Marie Lu
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place - The Outsider by Stephen King (Starbucks on Instagram)
44. A book tied to your ancestry - Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title - Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
46. An allegory - The Stand by Stephen King
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you - The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
48. A microhistory - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
49. A book about a problem facing society today - Origin by Dan Brown (Decline of religion)
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge - The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (Mamie)

4ChelleBearss
Edited: Nov 1, 9:50am Top


Great American Read

I'd like to finish these before the end of 2018
Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
🎧Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
Little Women - Louisa May Alcotte
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
🎧The Stand - Stephen King (on audio this time)

White Teeth - Zadie Smith
Wuthering Heights - Emile Bronte

✅= have read
🚨= nope
🔷= would like to read
🎧= Audio book

The 100 List:
✅1984 by George Orwell
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
✅A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
✅A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
🔷Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The by Mark Twain
✅Alchemist, The by Paulo Coelho
✅Alex Cross Mysteries (series) by James Patterson
✅Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
✅And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
🔷Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Another Country by James Baldwin
🔷Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
✅Beloved by Toni Morrison
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
✅Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak
Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, The by Junot Diaz
🔷Call of the Wild by Jack London
✅Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
✅Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger
✅Charlotte's Web by EB White
✅Chronicles of Narnia, The (series) by CS Lewis
✅Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
Coldest Winter Ever, The Sister Soulja
✅Color Purple, The by Alice Walker
✅Count of Monte Cristo, The by Alexandre Dumas
🔷Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
✅Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime, The by Mark Haddon
✅Da Vinci Code, The by Dan Brown
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Doña Bárbara by Romulo Gallegos
Dune by Frank Herbert
🚨nope Fifty Shades of Grey (series) James, E.L.
✅Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Foundation (series) by Issac Asimov
✅Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
✅(2)Game of Thrones (series) by George R. R. Martin
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
✅Giver, The by Lois Lowry
🔷Godfather, The by Mario Puzo
✅Gone Girlby Gillian Flynn
🔷Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
✅Grapes of Wrath, The by John Steinbeck
🔷Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
✅Great Gatsby, The by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
✅Handmaid's Tale, The by Margaret Atwood
✅Harry Potter (series) by JK Rowling
🔷Hatchet (series) by Gary Paulsen
✅Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
✅Help, The by Kathryn Stockett
✅Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
✅Hunger Games, The (series) by Suzanne Collins
🚨Hunt for Red October, The by Tom Clancy
Intuitionist, The by Colson Whitehead
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
✅Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
✅Joy Luck Club, The by Amy Tan
✅Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Left Behind (series) LaHaye, Tim / Jenkins, Jerry B.
Little Prince, The by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
🔷Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
🔷Looking for Alaska by John Green
✅Lord of the Rings, The (series) by JRR Tolkien
✅Lovely Bones, The by Alice Sebold
✅Martian, The by Andy Weir
✅Memoirs of a Geishaby Arthur Golden
🔷Mind Invaders by Dave Hunt
🚨Moby Dick by Herman Melville
✅Notebook, The by Nicholas Sparks
🔷One Hundred Years of Solitude Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
✅Outlander (series) Gabaldon, Diana
✅Outsiders, The Hinton, S.E.
Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde, Oscar
🚨Pilgrim's Progress, The Bunyan, John
✅Pillars of the Earth Follett, Ken
✅Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane
✅Ready Player One Cline, Ernest
✅Rebecca du Maurier, Daphne
✅Shack, The Young, William P.
🚨Siddhartha Hesse, Hermann
Sirens of Titan, The Vonnegut, Kurt
✅Stand, The King, Stephen
🔷Sun Also Rises, The Hemingway, Ernest
🔷Swan Song McCammon, Robert R.
Tales of the City (series) Maupin, Armistead
Their Eyes Were Watching God Hurston, Zora Neale
Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua
This Present Darkness Peretti, Frank E.
✅To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper
✅Twilight Saga (series) Meyer, Stephanie
🔷War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo
✅Watchers, The Koontz, Dean
Wheel of Time, The (series) Jordan, Robert
Where the Red Fern Grows Rawls, Wilson
🔷White Teeth Smith, Zadie
Wuthering Heights Bronte, Emily

5ChelleBearss
Edited: Nov 1, 9:51am Top

Attempting to track our Children's Books
New books acquired and read since January 1:

Mmm, Cookies! by Robert Munsch
That's Not My Snowman... by Fiona Watt (gift)
That's Not My Puppy.. by Fiona Watt (gift)
Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown
Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Ladybug Girl Dresses Up by David Soman and Jacky Davis
The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield
The Bad Seed by Jory John
If you Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann (second hand gift)
Pinkalicious: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection by Victoria Kann (second hand gift)
Silverlicious by Victoria Kann (second hand gift)
Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Treasury by Victoria Kann (second hand gift)
Purplicious by Victoria Kann (second hand gift)
If I were a Unicorn by Anne Wilkinson (gift)
The World is a Wonderland board book collection by Nancy Tillman (V-Day present)
The Enormous Suitcase by Robert Munsch (V-Day present)
Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch (V-Day present)
Backyard Fairies by Pheobe Wahl (Early Reviewers Program)
Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
Peppa Pig's Easter Hunt
That's Not my Bunny - Usborne Touchy Feely Books
Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink by Victoria Kann
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson (birthday)
I Like Myself! (board book) by Karen Beaumont (birthday)
The School Play (Peppa Pig) by Meredith Rusu (birthday)
Captain Underpants series Books 2-5
DogBoy Series books 1&2

NetGalley
Officer Pete by Ruth Wielockx
Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale by Vanita Oelschlager
Little White Fish and his Daddy by Guido Van Genechten
Today I'll be a Unicorn by Dana Simpson
White Wild Indigo by Jack Widick
Sloth at the Zoom by Becker & Orbie

Library books:
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
Gruffalo crumble and other recipes by Julia Donaldson
The rabbit and the turtle : Aesop's fables / retold and illustrated - Eric Carle
The elephant wish - Lou Berger
I'm a hungry dinosaur - Janeen Brian
Tater and Tot - by Andrea Burris
Snow moon - Nicholas Brunelle
Baby Polar - by Yannick Murphy
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Cottonwool Colin by Jeanne Willis
The Dragon Snatcher by MP Robertson
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
The Hockey Tree by David Ward
Mom, the School Flooded by Ken Rivard
My Best Friend by Mary Ann Rodman
Never Tease a Weasel by Jean Conder Soule
Pog and the Birdies by Jane Simmons
Skippyjohn Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner
Postman Bear by Julia Donaldson
The monster at the end of this book by Jon Stone
Clifford goes to kindergarten by Norman Bridwell
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson
Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise by William Kotzwinkle (As my in-laws just left on a cruise today!)
Tickets to Ride by Mark Rogalski
My Friend is so Funby Mo Willems
Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems
Waiting is not Easy by Mo Willems
Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fliess
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
Up in the Tree by Margaret Atwood
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2
Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
Little Brothers & Little Sisters by Monica Arnaldo
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan
The mermaid and the shoe by Keith Gordon
Inky the Octopus by Erin Guendelsberger
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
The Fish who Cried Wolf by Julia Donaldson
Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson
The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli
Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin
This Moose Belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Who gives a hoot? : Calpurnia Tate, girl vet by Jaqueline Kelly
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Adult books acquired 2018
This Fallen Prey - Kelley Armstrong
Renegades - Marissa Meyer
Anne of Green Gables (Audio) by Lucy Maud Montgomery (audible three month trial)
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
Misery - Stephen King
Witches of Eastwick - John Updike
Widows of Eastwick - John Updike
Man Who Died - Antti Tuomainen
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell (Audio read by David Tennant)
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Pretty Little Liars by Sarah Shepard
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
Devices and Desires by PD James
A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill
Fireman by Joe Hill
The Inn by William Patterson
American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
A Widow for a Year by John Irving
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Paradise by Toni Morrison
Legal Tender by Lisa Scottoline
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur
Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur
Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-team at War by Frank Antenori (for Nate)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Timeless, Heartless by Gail Carriger
Prudence & Imprudence by Gail Carriger

NetGalley
The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason
Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson
Foe by Iain Reid
Three Secrets by Clare Boyd
The Titan Strain by Virginia Soenksen
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

6karenmarie
Edited: Nov 1, 9:40am Top

Yay, I'm first! Happy new thread Chelle, and sweet pics of the girls and Nate!

You wrote on your last thread that you may have overbought books for Chloe for Xmas - can you set any of them aside for her birthday (I forget when it is), or will she have 'outgrown' them by then?

7jessibud2
Nov 1, 10:09am Top

Happy new thread, Chelle! So glad the rain held off last night!

8BLBera
Nov 1, 10:14am Top

Happy new thread, Chelle. What a couple of cuties at the top.

9katiekrug
Nov 1, 10:21am Top

Happy new one, Chelle! Love the Halloween photos.

10jnwelch
Nov 1, 10:21am Top

Happy New Thread, Chelle!

The girls look great in their costumes. We have a lot of kids come by on Halloween; one of our favorites was a jellyfish with lights. It looked handmade; I have no idea how they did it.

11MickyFine
Nov 1, 12:15pm Top

Happy new thread, Chelle. Looks like Halloween wasn't too chilly in your neck of the woods (it was pretty mild here too).

Good luck getting over the book funk. I find either re-reads of favourites or really fluffy reads work best for me.

12drneutron
Nov 1, 12:29pm Top

Happy new thread!

13FAMeulstee
Nov 1, 7:28pm Top

Happy new thread, Chelle!
The girls look lovely at the top.

14figsfromthistle
Nov 1, 11:32pm Top

Happy new thread! Great Halloween costumes :)

15Berly
Nov 1, 11:52pm Top

Chelle -- Happy new thread!! Love the Halloween photo! I was recruited by my daughter to help scare kids and hand out candy at her boyfriend's house. (They had a scary side and a not scary side, LOL).

16ronincats
Nov 2, 5:18pm Top

Great Halloween photos, Chelle!

17msf59
Nov 2, 7:56pm Top

Happy New Thread, Chelle. I LOVE the Halloween toppers! Those girls are adorable.

I hope this book funk is very short-lived.

18mstrust
Nov 3, 11:07am Top

Happy new thread!

19RebaRelishesReading
Nov 3, 5:51pm Top

Happy new thread, Chelle. What a lovely pair of trick or treaters you had :)

20vancouverdeb
Nov 3, 7:40pm Top

Happy New thread, Chelle. Such cute trick or treaters!

21EBT1002
Nov 3, 11:13pm Top

Happy New Thread, Chelle! And Book Funk BeGone!!!!

22Whisper1
Nov 3, 11:41pm Top

Hello Chelle. I've been MIA for awhile. Now that the first days of retirement are here, I want to be sure to get back to the threads. I love your opening images! I can only imagine how busy (and full) your life is.

All good wishes.

23ChelleBearss
Nov 4, 8:25am Top

Thanks everyone!
It's been a lazy weekend here as we all have come down with the plague! Chloe brought something home from school and passed it to Elissa and then to me. We are all feeling very yucky and we are going through mass amounts of tissues! I doubt we will be going to school/work tomorrow :(

>6 karenmarie: Hi Karen! I can put some of them aside for her birthday but I am terrible about remembering what I've already bought and then might end up over buying for her birthday too (It's in May) I'll have to see once I start wrapping and see if it looks like too much.

>7 jessibud2: Thanks, Shelley! It was a great night for Halloween and the weather was perfect!

>8 BLBera: Thanks, Beth!

>9 katiekrug: Thanks, Katie!

24ChelleBearss
Nov 4, 8:30am Top

>10 jnwelch: That sounds awesome, Joe! We had some pretty original costumes here too, as well as the usual suspects. We live within a few blocks of Chloe's school so we get a pretty decent turn out.

>11 MickyFine: Hiya, Micky! I went with the fluffy reads and picked a vampire YA series that I've started to enjoy Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series. It's junk but enjoyable.

>12 drneutron: Thanks, Jim!

>13 FAMeulstee: Thanks, Anita! They look less lovely today with running noses and poor attitudes :-p

>14 figsfromthistle: Thanks, Figs!

25ChelleBearss
Nov 4, 8:35am Top

>15 Berly: Thanks, Kim! That sounds like a lot of fun! Our neighbour across the street had his teenage son with a DJ booth set up with flashing lights and they played Halloween songs, like thriller, for HOURS!

>16 ronincats: Thanks, Roni!

>17 msf59: Thanks, Mark! I hope so too. Ever since I went back to work I haven't felt like reading at night.

>18 mstrust: Thanks, Jennifer

>19 RebaRelishesReading: Thanks, Reba! They had a lot of fun and Chloe loved helping hand out candy once she returned home. She was very proud of herself that she did our whole street!

>20 vancouverdeb: Thanks Deb! Did your grandbabe dress up?

>21 EBT1002: Thanks, Ellen! I hope that helps!

>22 Whisper1: Glad to see you, Linda! Hope retirement is going well! Life is a bit nutty over here!

26ChelleBearss
Nov 4, 8:38am Top


124) The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine

Decent vampire fluff to try and get out of my book funk.

27Crazymamie
Nov 4, 9:29am Top

Happy new one, Chelle! Sorry to hear about the plague - hoping it is eradicated very soon. Your topper photos are adorable.

28msf59
Nov 4, 9:33am Top

Morning, Chelle. Happy Sunday. Any improvement on the reading front?

29karenmarie
Nov 4, 11:09am Top

Hi Chelle!

Sorry to hear that Chloe shared her germs and that you all have the plague. I hope you all recover quickly.

.. junk but enjoyable Sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered!

30EBT1002
Nov 4, 3:36pm Top

Ack, sorry about the plague. No fun when the whole family is down with it.

"Decent vampire fluff..." Made me smile.

31RebaRelishesReading
Nov 4, 5:01pm Top

So sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you all recover quickly.

32Berly
Nov 4, 5:12pm Top

Sending get well wishes!!!

And for a laugh try Darynda Jones' First Grave on the Right. Wonderfully snarky woman named Charlie who can talk to the dead, which helps a lot when you are a PI. Audio is da bomb!

33The_Hibernator
Nov 6, 5:43pm Top

Get better soon!

34mstrust
Nov 7, 12:53pm Top

I hope you're feeling better!

>25 ChelleBearss: Our neighbour across the street had his teenage son with a DJ booth set up with flashing lights and they played Halloween songs, like thriller, for HOURS!
Wow, I think I would have lost my mind. And I was a DJ myself years ago.

35johnsimpson
Nov 7, 4:20pm Top

Happy new thread Chelle my dear, hope you and the family are all well and we send love and hugs to you all dear friend.

36ChelleBearss
Nov 7, 8:02pm Top

Hi Folks
We are still plague ridden in our house, but slowly getting better. I'm been dealing with some stress from our daycare provider and it's making me a little anxious and unable to make a decision, which is so not like me. I think we need to switch providers but I am having a hard time deciding if that's the best decision for Ellie. Ugh. I wish I was rich so I could just stay home with her.

>27 Crazymamie: Thanks, Mamie! We are all still sick but slowly getting better

>28 msf59: HI Mark. I've finished my vampire fluff and the new King, which turned out to be a novella, and started the new Michael Connelly. It's slow going but I enjoy his stuff and have a bunch of my fave authors putting out books this month.

>29 karenmarie: HI Karen! Yep, the junk helped a bunch and I'm almost back to normal

>30 EBT1002: Thanks, Ellen! Nate is the only one who didn't catch it! I'm crossing my fingers that it stays that way

37ChelleBearss
Nov 7, 8:02pm Top

>31 RebaRelishesReading: Thanks, Reba. I'm hoping to get my voice back before work Friday

>32 Berly: Thanks, Kim! I'll check it out! I need to get back into audio on my commute.

>33 The_Hibernator: Thanks, Rachel

>34 mstrust: Ha, Jennifer! I made a point of mentioning that I hoped it would be turned off by the time trick or treating was finished, and thankfully it was!

>35 johnsimpson: Thanks, John! We are all getting better, slowly.

38Whisper1
Nov 7, 8:31pm Top

Congratulations on reading so many books thus far in 2018! Considering how very busy your life is, itis truly impressive that you find time to read. Good for you!!!

39karenmarie
Nov 8, 7:35am Top

Hi Chelle!

I didn't realize there was a new Michael Connelly - and a Harry Bosch/Renée Ballard at that.

I hope you're all 100% soon and that the daycare situation resolves quickly.

40ChelleBearss
Nov 8, 11:05am Top


>125) Elevation by Stephen King
In true King tradition this was a little weird and had a weird ending, but I liked it. I didn't realize when I ordered it that it wasn't a full sized novel, and only a novella, and I had it finished in a few hours.

41karenmarie
Nov 9, 8:54am Top

Hi Chelle!

I didn't realize it was a novella either, and now it's sitting there and staring at me. I'll probably read it before month end.

42katiekrug
Nov 9, 9:08am Top

Just peeking in to say hello! Sorry about The Plague.

43Whisper1
Nov 9, 9:53am Top

>5 ChelleBearss: Happy Friday Chelle! A few years ago, I started to read children's illustrated books. I'm hooked ever since. If you haven't read anything illustrated by Gennedy Spirin, I highly recommend him.

44Carmenere
Nov 9, 11:52am Top

Happy new thread, Chelle! The girls look adorable! Dad looks mighty proud of his little trick or treaters!
I've been wanting to read Elevation. Your liking it is good enough for me to get to it sooner rather than later. have an outstanding weekend.

45jnwelch
Nov 9, 12:24pm Top

Happy Weekend, Chelle. Sorry to hear about the daycare provider troubles. It’s a lot of work to find places for your kids that you’re happy with.

46mahsdad
Nov 9, 2:02pm Top

Hi Chelle, I'm hijacking the top threads around here to spread the word. Its time to join the Christmas Swap festivities. Come on over...

http://www.librarything.com/topic/298577

47richardderus
Nov 10, 12:42pm Top

Hiya Chelle! Love that photo of Nate and the lassies.

48ChelleBearss
Edited: Nov 13, 8:02am Top

Morning, folks. I'm on my last shift of three and then I get four days off. I can't wait!! So tired today.
Nate and I went on a date night Friday and had dinner out at The Keg (so good!) and went to see Bohemian Rhapsody. It was awesome and I'm glad we saw it in IMAX.
Back on reading again, too, yay! I've finished two books this weekend and they were both decent reads. I've been reading Michael Connelly since I was just out of high school and love that he is still writing Harry Bosch books. I've also had a love of Lee Child since someone on here turned me onto him a few years ago (I feel like this was Joe, but can't back up that statement). I finished both of their newest books this weekend and they were both great.
I am now impatiently waiting for the new Louise Penny coming out at the end of the month.

My big plans for the day include talking to the public about various police type things, doing an online grocery order for Nate to pick up later, and starting a new book possibly The Girl Who Drank the Moon


>127) Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly


>128) Past Tense by Lee Child

49ChelleBearss
Edited: Nov 11, 8:11am Top

>41 karenmarie: Give it a shot, Karen. It won't take up much of your time!

>42 katiekrug: Thanks, Katie. I thought we were all getting better but only Elissa seems to be better now. Chloe and I are very congested and a little green :(

>43 Whisper1: Thanks, Linda! I'll check her out!

>44 Carmenere: Thanks, Lynda! Nate had a lot of fun on Halloween and we both thought Chloe's energy was pretty cute. She was a little energizer bunny and wanted to keep going!

>45 jnwelch: Thanks, Joe. We have found yet another lady and this lady has been in business for 15 years and comes recommended by a mom from Chloe's class who is currently taking her son there. Hoping for the best! Elissa has her first day this Thursday

>46 mahsdad: Hijack away, Jeff!

>47 richardderus: Thanks, RD! Nice to see you about!

50msf59
Nov 11, 8:22am Top

Morning, Chelle. Happy Sunday. Glad to see the book activity. I could use some lighter reading material. My 2 current reads are some heavy stuff, although both will probably end up being 5 stars.

I hope you are enjoying the weekend. I do not like this COLD, especially this early in the season.

51karenmarie
Nov 15, 9:40am Top

I hope Elissa's first day with 'the new lady' goes well today.

52ChelleBearss
Nov 16, 4:37pm Top

>50 msf59: Hiya Mark. Hope you find some lighter reading soon! Hope all this white stuff isn't affecting your route too much!

>51 karenmarie: Thanks, Karen, but she didn't end up making it. She caught Chloe's virus pretty bad and she had a fever that day. My in-laws ended up watching her. Poor thing had her allergy test this week (confirmed peanut allergy) and caught the virus too. She has been down and out for days and is miserable.

53ChelleBearss
Nov 16, 4:37pm Top


129) The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

This was delightful! Loved it!

54BLBera
Nov 16, 7:21pm Top

>53 ChelleBearss: I'll add this one to my Scout list.

55jnwelch
Nov 17, 2:21pm Top

Yay for The Girl Who Drank the Moon! I loved that one, too.

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