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Little Women (2019)

All right. I did not expect this to be the first Unexpected Comeback Fandom of 2020 (or a comeback fandom ever. or, honestly, an adult-era fandom at all), but here I am, having spent every day since I saw this film a week ago mooning about this story, so I'd better process how I feel about it while the memories are fresh.

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Drunk on my own power (alternate title: Oh No)

"You will most often find me on this site scoring imaginary points by locating titles for "What's The Name Of That Book?" members, putting my immense catalog of consumed titles to good use." -- from my Goodreads profile

So far in 2020, my greatest accomplishment has been kicking butt at book-finding. I am all over the Goodreads & Reddit communities for people seeking lost book titles, and I've identified at least 10 so far. Sometimes I'm pretty sure it was a popular book and I just happened to get there in the first hour, but other times I think it's a real coup (what up, Phantom Valley's The Dark! also Like Mother, Like Daughter, which I know is right even though the post is over 3 years old and OP hasn't confirmed).

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In completely unrelated news, tonight my obsessive daily checking for new stories on Georgia Tennant's Instagram paid off spectacularly and I am still spontaneously smiling over the 30 seconds of promotion for a friend's work, guest-starring David and Still (To My Knowledge) Publically Anonymous New Baby. With a bonus always-amusing "now what do I do? how do I turn this off?" Really takes the edge of my knowledge that Deadwater Fell has begun airing but I can't legally see it yet.
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Final wrap-up post of 2019: Book Data

1. If you'd like it, here's a quick link to the main reading list. I read 126 for the year, a number that will be important for statistics later.

2. Here is a link to the "why I read this book" (and new this year, how I found out about its existence) list on Tumblr.

3. Before you do that (or after you take a break), I made a bunch of charts and things. They are hosted here on Tumblr, comparing 2018 to 2019 because I didn't have time to make charts last year, but this is the 2019-exclusive version with deluxe commentary.
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5. Finally, here is The Quilt of Many Covers! Sorry if it's too big. It's hard to tell. I reduced the size by 25% (click for full size) but Tumblr resized it decidedly too small, so. (I love how dark it suddenly gets after Appaloosa Summer: the day Indian Summer left and the weather got cold, until it brightens up a bit near the end)
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Think I am experiencing some eye strain lately so I am doing my level best to take myself off the computer as much as possible while work remains light. Not that this will change operations much around here, but thought it worth noting.
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New book survey, who dis.

Guess what? I'm gonna do a BRAND SPANKING NEW book survey this year (which I immediately regretted when That Artsy Reader Girl also put forth a new survey option yesterday, and regretted twice when I looked back at last year's and remembered how much I also love that one...but too late, I started this version 2 weeks ago and now I'm committed).

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Top Ten [Percent] Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read In 2019

Note: this is a queued post. Original topic/party post hosted back at That Artsy Reader Girl. Titles link to Goodreads.
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Are any of these books you've also loved? Hated, even? Wanna screech feelings about The Whisper Man back at me (because I would LOVE THAT; just warn for possible spoilers in your comment subject line)? Comment below!

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