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Mine? Not so well unfortunately. For the past month or so, I've been teaching 6th grade summer school and that's been consuming a lot of my time. All good stuff, but I do wish I could read more. Plus, I've been trying to get through a book that really hasn't been working for me. I hate to give up on it since a lot of people like it, but I can't seem to get into it. Luckily, I found another one to start and I'm definitely reading that one at a quicker pace!

My goal is to finish at least two books for the remainder of this month - we'll see how that goes.

How's your summer reading going? :happy-sunny:
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Mine is going pretty well, and I managed to read quite a bit.

I hope the new book will be more to your taste. :)
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gali wrote: ↑20 Jul 2019, 11:00 Mine is going pretty well, and I managed to read quite a bit.

I hope the new book will be more to your taste. :)
That's awesome! I love those periods of time when I can read a lot. I'm hoping since the last day of teaching summer school is tomorrow, I'll be able to read a bit more than I have been able to this summer.

Thank you! So far I'm liking it. Right now, it's a solid 3/4. We'll see if it'll bump into a higher rating once I'm done. :)
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hsimone wrote: ↑25 Jul 2019, 19:15
gali wrote: ↑20 Jul 2019, 11:00 Mine is going pretty well, and I managed to read quite a bit.

I hope the new book will be more to your taste. :)
That's awesome! I love those periods of time when I can read a lot. I'm hoping since the last day of teaching summer school is tomorrow, I'll be able to read a bit more than I have been able to this summer.

Thank you! So far I'm liking it. Right now, it's a solid 3/4. We'll see if it'll bump into a higher rating once I'm done. :)
Great!

Maybe we can start Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray in that case. :)
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I'm actually doing pretty decent as far as summer reading goes. I knocked a couple non-fiction christian books out within a week of each other. So that was pretty neat. Both were very good, too. Now I just have to get back into Gilchrist, which is the polar opposite of what I was reading, lol. Its a horror book :shock:
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gali wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 00:14
hsimone wrote: ↑25 Jul 2019, 19:15
gali wrote: ↑20 Jul 2019, 11:00 Mine is going pretty well, and I managed to read quite a bit.

I hope the new book will be more to your taste. :)
That's awesome! I love those periods of time when I can read a lot. I'm hoping since the last day of teaching summer school is tomorrow, I'll be able to read a bit more than I have been able to this summer.

Thank you! So far I'm liking it. Right now, it's a solid 3/4. We'll see if it'll bump into a higher rating once I'm done. :)
Great!

Maybe we can start Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray in that case. :)
Ah, yes! You're so good. Yep, I agree. We can probably start Before the Devil Breaks You. Do you have a preference when we should start? I'm in the middle of the book I mentioned, but I should be done with it by mid-week.
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Eclecticmama wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 13:48 I'm actually doing pretty decent as far as summer reading goes. I knocked a couple non-fiction christian books out within a week of each other. So that was pretty neat. Both were very good, too. Now I just have to get back into Gilchrist, which is the polar opposite of what I was reading, lol. Its a horror book :shock:
Nice work on getting those christian books read so close to each other! Oh wow...I just looked up Gilchrist out of curiosity, and yep, that's pretty different from non-fiction christian books, lol. Hope you enjoy it!
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hsimone wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 15:34
gali wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 00:14
hsimone wrote: ↑25 Jul 2019, 19:15

That's awesome! I love those periods of time when I can read a lot. I'm hoping since the last day of teaching summer school is tomorrow, I'll be able to read a bit more than I have been able to this summer.

Thank you! So far I'm liking it. Right now, it's a solid 3/4. We'll see if it'll bump into a higher rating once I'm done. :)
Great!

Maybe we can start Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray in that case. :)
Ah, yes! You're so good. Yep, I agree. We can probably start Before the Devil Breaks You. Do you have a preference when we should start? I'm in the middle of the book I mentioned, but I should be done with it by mid-week.
I am ready whenever you are. We can start it when you finish your current book. :)
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gali wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 23:59
hsimone wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 15:34
gali wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 00:14

Great!

Maybe we can start Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray in that case. :)
Ah, yes! You're so good. Yep, I agree. We can probably start Before the Devil Breaks You. Do you have a preference when we should start? I'm in the middle of the book I mentioned, but I should be done with it by mid-week.
I am ready whenever you are. We can start it when you finish your current book. :)
Cool! I'll request it from my library and let you know when I'm done with what I'm reading now. Then, we can start it. :)
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hsimone wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:23
gali wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 23:59
hsimone wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 15:34

Ah, yes! You're so good. Yep, I agree. We can probably start Before the Devil Breaks You. Do you have a preference when we should start? I'm in the middle of the book I mentioned, but I should be done with it by mid-week.
I am ready whenever you are. We can start it when you finish your current book. :)
Cool! I'll request it from my library and let you know when I'm done with what I'm reading now. Then, we can start it. :)
Great! :)
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Pretty well! Usually, in the summer I am working so much that I don't have time to read anything. This summer though, I have finished almost ten while working full time. It's been such a joy to read so much this summer and I hope I can keep it up through the school year!
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gali wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:26
hsimone wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:23
gali wrote: ↑26 Jul 2019, 23:59

I am ready whenever you are. We can start it when you finish your current book. :)
Cool! I'll request it from my library and let you know when I'm done with what I'm reading now. Then, we can start it. :)
Great! :)
Just requested! It looked like there were several copies available in my library network, so I would think I'd get it soon.
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Brandt wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:45 Pretty well! Usually, in the summer I am working so much that I don't have time to read anything. This summer though, I have finished almost ten while working full time. It's been such a joy to read so much this summer and I hope I can keep it up through the school year!
10 books while working full-time? That's awesome! I hope you enjoyed them all. Good luck in keeping up with reading that much when the school year starts!

Do you have a favorite of the ones you read so far this summer?
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hsimone wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 09:57
gali wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:26
hsimone wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:23

Cool! I'll request it from my library and let you know when I'm done with what I'm reading now. Then, we can start it. :)
Great! :)
Just requested! It looked like there were several copies available in my library network, so I would think I'd get it soon.
Nice! :)
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hsimone wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 09:58
Brandt wrote: ↑27 Jul 2019, 08:45 Pretty well! Usually, in the summer I am working so much that I don't have time to read anything. This summer though, I have finished almost ten while working full time. It's been such a joy to read so much this summer and I hope I can keep it up through the school year!
10 books while working full-time? That's awesome! I hope you enjoyed them all. Good luck in keeping up with reading that much when the school year starts!

Do you have a favorite of the ones you read so far this summer?
It has been hard, but I have been keeping at it! So far, my favorite has been Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series. They were so incredible. I also loved reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath for a second time. Hoping to get a few classics in by the end of the year. I'm hoping to get through War and Peace. How about you?
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