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Booked
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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"Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/""on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can t nobody stop you/""can t nobody cop you " In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!"
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Daisey
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This review is for the graphic novel or illustrated version of Booked. As with Alexander‘s Crossover, it‘s about much more than sports. In this one, Nick deals with some difficult situations while also playing soccer. He has a great support system in his family, best friend, and the school librarian. There are also a lot of literary references and interesting vocabulary with definition footnotes.

#NetGalley #MiddleGrade #BookedGraphicNovel

Daisey Current expected publication has moved back to July 2022, but I went ahead and reviewed as I've had it on my NetGalley shelf for months already. (edited) 1mo
megnews I stayed away from his sports series for a long time but I‘m glad I read them because they are about so much more. 1mo
Daisey @megnews I completely agree. In fact, I think a reader going into this one specifically for the soccer might be disappointed. 1mo
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Lauram
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In 2022, I‘m going to focus my #bookspin and #doublespin efforts on the books that are 1/2 finished and have been skipped over (for what feels like) many years! I love a list!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 1mo
Crazeedi What a great idea, I'm sure I have 20 to do a list, lol 1mo
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KarenUK
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And with these books read in the second half of the year…. I‘m all done with #booked2021
Thank you so much for organizing this fun challenge… can‘t wait to start on 2022!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats 🍾🙌🏻 Here's the link to tally your final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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KarenUK @Cinfhen done! 💕 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! Confirming we have your entries in the drawing! 👊🏻 1mo
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IndoorDame
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I‘m done!
I‘m in the process of trying to switch over from Goodreads to StoryGraph, and actually having some luck now that they have an app. 🤞🏼 for next year to be properly recorded on StoryGraph. In the process of switching I realized one of the things I really like about StoryGraph is the way they record challenges, and I found that really helpful for finishing up #Booked2021 That‘s one of my goals for #WrapItUpReadathon completed!

Cinfhen Yay!!!! Congrats 🎉🍾🎈 Here's the link to tally your final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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IndoorDame @Cinfhen ooh thanks! 2mo
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JamieArc I started StoryGraph last year but had a hard time giving up GoodReads. I‘m recommitting and will try harder to do so next year! 2mo
PuddleJumper I swapped over a few months ago and I'm glad I did. I haven't enjoyed using b Goodreads for awhile and they got rid of all the giveaways and stuff in my country which sucked 2mo
BarbaraBB I love to keep track of my challenges on Storygraph 1mo
StayCurious I'm now on StoryGraph too. Let me know what you go by and I'll follow you 1mo
IndoorDame @StayCurious ooh yay! I‘m IndoorDame there too 1mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I'm going to join in since I'm on storygraph too! Do you have the link for all the quarters? I know i have several i can fill in. Thank you 1mo
Crazeedi @StayCurious @Cinfhen I want to follow both of you on storygraph too! 1mo
Crazeedi @IndoorDame I'll follow you too!! 1mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB I'll follow you on storygraph too 1mo
Cinfhen The link posted for 4th quarter above has all 24 prompts from #Booked2021 @Crazeedi I haven‘t been on storygraph since June and totally forgot my username but once I sort it out I‘ll look for all my Litsy friends. I want to use Storygraph in 2022 1mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen oh thank you Cindy!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats on finishing strong and with time to spare!! I‘m hoping to focus more on StoryGraph than Goodreads next year also. We shall see … 1mo
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Allylu
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Yay!! I‘m finished with #BOOKED2021!!! I loved this challenge. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and led me to genres I never knew I would enjoy! Thank you to all of the hosts. I‘m ready for 2022!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats 🍾🙌🏻 Here's the link to tally your final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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Cinfhen So happy you enjoyed #Booked2021 and glad to see you‘re back for #Booked2022 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! Happy 2022 planning also! 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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#Booked2022 My #Autumn choices:

19 dark academia: In the Freud archives
20 a coming out story: At swim, two boys
21 hopepunk: The Anthropocene reviewed
22 mythology retelling: A thousand ships
23 adapted for small screen: Vanity Fair
24 MC living with aids: Splendor

Singout Wow, you plan ahead! 2mo
DGRachel I loved A Thousand Ships! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Well planned 👏 2mo
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squirrelbrain Ooh, I have At Swim, Two Boys and hadn‘t planned that prompt yet… thank you! 😁 2mo
BarbaraBB @Singout Just what I know think I can read based on my unread books. By the time it‘s autumn all probably will have changed 😉 2mo
BarbaraBB @DGRachel That is good to know, I found this a hard prompt to select a book for! 2mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I have had it for ages and am glad I finally found a reason to read it! (edited) 2mo
TrishB Good choices 👍🏻 2mo
Singout At Swim, Two Boys is excellent. 2mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m loving your suggestions 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thanks to you 💜 2mo
Cinfhen 😘😘 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage What a wonderful year of #Booked2021 you‘ve got planned! Thanks for sharing with us. 😍 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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#Booked2022 My #Summer choices:

13 includes a recipe: Green fried tomatoes at the…
14 set in Canada: The tenderness of wolves
15 involves an exploration: An African in Greenland
16 about sisters: The Makioka sisters
17 new in 2022: The trees
18 set in a hotel: The diver‘s clothes lie empty

EvieBee Looks like a great summer line up! 2mo
Billypar I really liked The Diver's Clothes... - I'm looking forward to trying her latest at some point. 2mo
Cathythoughts I have & really want to read the Makioka Sisters 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm So many good titles lined up! 👏👏👏👏 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a gorgeous cover for Makioka Sisters btw 2mo
squirrelbrain I loved the only Vida book I‘ve read, so I might try this one too… 2mo
BarbaraBB @Billypar @squirrelbrain I read about the latest book by this author but somehow this book appealed to me more. I have high hopes! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I have wanted to read The Makioka sisters for a long time and I couldn‘t resist buying this edition 😍 2mo
TrishB Great planning 👍🏻 2mo
Ruthiella Great idea about The Diver‘s Clothes! That‘s on my TBR already! 😀 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m excited for these titles and I needed a book for the #exploration prompt…so I‘m gonna go with (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella According to the blurb it fits the prompt 🤞🏽 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘ve heard good things! 2mo
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BarbaraBB
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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#Booked2022 My #Spring choices:

7 about a royal: She would be king
8 written by a journalist: Blood river
9 author born in Africa: We need new names
10 own prompt (Dutch): Dit is mijn hof
11 nautical: And the sea will tell
12 murder mystery: The Aosawa murders

erzascarletbookgasm 9 and 12 on my tbr too.. 2mo
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm 9 is for #ReadingAsia2022, 12 I REALLY want to read! 2mo
Megabooks 7 I have planned for reading Africa. Thanks for the cross prompt awareness! (edited) 2mo
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Cinfhen That‘s a good idea #7 although I‘m not sure this is a book I‘d enjoy…I‘ll wait for reviews 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I was thinking either that one or 2mo
Cinfhen I started Shadow King earlier this year, it wasn‘t an easy read and the audio was VERY long. I might go back but I have lots of options for that prompt. I just like the #DoubleDip or #TriplePlay 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I need as much #TriplePlays as I can get since Africa is really big 🤓 2mo
Cinfhen #TRUTH & #AMEN ♥️🙌🏻 🙏🏻sista!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome ideas! 2mo
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BarbaraBB
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I‘ve finally come up with my plans for #Booked2022. They will no doubt change completely but I think it‘s fair to assume a lot of them will be used for #ReadingAfrica2022 as well.

Here are my #Winter choices:

1 about religion: Matrix
2 title repeats itself: What is the What
3 set in China: Land of Big Numbers
4 weather term in title: Empire of the Sun
5 black-owned publisher: Baho!
6 eco-feminist: Wij zijn licht (Dutch)

sarahbarnes This is some impressive planning! 😍 2mo
Suet624 I wish I could plan ahead like you do. I‘m such a contrarian that I refuse to do anything I “require” myself to do. 2mo
Megabooks 1 & 3 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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BarbaraBB @Suet624 haha, that‘s cool! I enjoy the planning but much less the execution. I am such a restless person, I can‘t stand the predictable so I definitely won‘t go with my own plan 🤦🏻‍♀️😀 2mo
Cinfhen I love all the crossover ideas…I‘m still EAGERLY awaiting #PoP22 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Me too! I‘ve been visiting their page for days now! 2mo
Suet624 Ah, so you are familiar with my way of being. 💕 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t wait to see your reviews on these! (Or whatever you ultimately read …) 2mo
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DGRachel
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Lastly, #Fall #Booked2021 Another list with some hard prompts!
#19-Dark Academia: The Secret History
#20-a coming out story: Fun Home
#21-HopePunk: We Set the Dark on Fire
#22-mythology retelling: The Witch‘s Heart
#23-adapted for small screen: Lost Girls
#24-MC/Author with AIDS/about the AIDS epidemic: Nobody Ever Said AIDS

Cinfhen Ohhh, good to know about #SmallScreenAdaptation / I own that book 2mo
Cinfhen I really like all your choices!! Do any crossover with #ReadingAfrica22 2mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Thankfully, yes! Five Nights Before the Summit works for Zambia (and 3 different Booked2022 prompts!) and Nobody Ever Said AIDS can be used for Botswana, Malawi, or Lesotho. Oh, and the only reason I knew about Lost Girls is that I was looking at all my nonfiction books trying to decide if an author was a journalist or just worked for a magazine or newspaper as something else and saw the Netflix sticker on the cover. 🤣 2mo
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Cinfhen Hahaha that sticker saves the day!!! I have the audio 😉ohhh , I‘m gonna check out your book for the AIDS prompt xx thanks 2mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Just a heads up - I ordered a used copy of Nobody from AbeBooks today because it‘s out of print, my library doesn‘t have it, and it‘s not available on Kindle. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll keep that in mind…thanks 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks!! 2mo
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DGRachel
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Initial proposed list for #Booked2022 #Summer
#13-include a recipe: The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
#14-set in Canada: The Matchmaker‘s List
#15-involves exploration: The Arctic Fury
#16-about sisters: The Once and Future Witches
#17-New in 2022: Sloth Sleeps Over
#18-set in an inn, lodge, or hotel: Jamaica Inn

Cinfhen I like that your mixing lots of genres 😁💕📚 2mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen I don‘t think I could fill all the prompts with just one or even just my favorite genres, but I did try to pick ones that I thought I had a reasonable chance of enjoying. 🤓 2mo
Cinfhen I just read so “vanilla”, it‘s either literary fiction of NF/ memoir - I don‘t mix it up much 2mo
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DGRachel @Cinfhen The two you read most are the two I avoid like the plague. I‘ll do memoir via audiobook but otherwise, no thank you. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage More great ideas! 2mo
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DGRachel
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#Booked2022 #Spring These were a little less challenging, except I got stuck on the difference between a journalist, contributing writer, etc.
#7-about a Royal: The Summer Queen
#8-by a journalist: Evicted
#9-Five Nights Before the Summit
#10-Make Your Own Prompt “Related to things I make (quilts)”: Quilt or Innocence
#11-nautical novel: The Deep
#12-murder mystery: The Decagon House Murders

Cinfhen I like your take on #CreateYourOwnPrompt 👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I thought about The Deep for that prompt! And gosh … I need to read Evicted more than ever! 2mo
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DGRachel
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I‘ve got my list together for #Booked2022 #Winter. For the record, some of these were really hard! I‘ll be interested to see how close the reality comes to this, because it will change. 😂
#1-about cult/religion: Behold
#2-repeating title: The City & The City
#3-set in China: The Firemaker
#4-weather term: The Storm Runner
#5-Black-owned publisher: Sweet Dreams Young Savage
#6-non-patriarchal society: Herland

wanderinglynn You are on the ball! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚 2mo
DGRachel @wanderinglynn I needed to see what I didn‘t already own so I could buy them before January 1st and count them for MountTBR next year. 🤣🤣 2mo
Cinfhen I just picked up this book - it looks really good 2mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing your plans! 2mo
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KarenUK
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And finally #fall ideas for #booked2022 💕📚

TrishB Atlas 6 was on my daughters Christmas book list 👍🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain Milk Fed was odd but good, and I loved the Green! 3mo
KarenUK @TrishB Sounds about right! We sell tons of it at work, it‘s on our #booktok table so thought I‘d give it a go! 😬 3mo
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KarenUK @squirrelbrain good to know! 👯‍♀️ 3mo
KarenUK @cinfhen it is…. I have a Netgalley ARC for it…. Comes out March 1st…. I loved her other book 3mo
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KarenUK
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#summer #booked2022 ideas…. Subject to many changes along the way…. 😉💕📚

squirrelbrain Sisters was a good one! 3mo
KarenUK @squirrelbrain 👍👯‍♀️ 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Cat's Eye, good pick! I own that one and it's one of the few Atwood's I haven't read yet, so I might pick that too! 3mo
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LeahBergen I loved Cat‘s Eye! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving your ideas 💡 3mo
KarenUK Oooh great! @LeahBergen 😊👍 3mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen 💕😘😊 3mo
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KarenUK
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And the planning continues…. Spring for #booked2022 is looking like this so far…. Obviously subject to MANY changes! 😉

Cinfhen Great ideas as always!!! I get inspiration from your picks!! Looking forward to seeing #Pop22 3mo
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KarenUK
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Started some #booked2022 planning…… which of course means these are all likely to change! 😉📚

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Covers look GORGEOUS and they all sound FAB!! I‘ve read one with bookclub many moons ago - It was well liked 3mo
JamieArc I haven‘t participated before but signed up today. I love book planning, so excited to plan for these prompts! 3mo
squirrelbrain Great choices - had to look some up as they are new to me! 3mo
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BarbaraBB Interesting! I LOVED History of the Rain! Balzac was a cute little book too. 3mo
KarenUK Yep, History of Rain is on my TBR because of you! @BarbaraBB 3mo
BarbaraBB I feel the pressure 😃 3mo
Crazeedi @KarenUK who is the email from? I'm looking for it!! 3mo
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DGRachel
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Summer 2021 is complete (I read four of these this quarter. The others were completed earlier). I actually only have three prompts left on the Fall list and I will have finished the entire challenge. I‘m really excited about that!

#booked2021

Bookzombie That‘s awesome! I think I‘m right around that number left too. Need to double check. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job!! Got your completed form also! 4mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 4mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Guess it's time for a quarterly update of my #Booked2021 reads!

🏄Set in Australia - Terra Nullius
📚Title Includes Library or Librarian - The Invisible Library
🎼 Musical Instrument on Cover - Piranesi
🍯 🍎Jewish Author or MC - The Museum of Extraordinary Things
✨Underrated or Lesserknown Book - The Union of Smokers
#Blackjack21 Heart, Club, Spade, Diamond in Title - Every Heart a Doorway

6 for me in the 3rd, 14 total, 10 to go!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Fabulous ???? Don‘t forget that we are now tallying completed prompts with a form submission???Every book read, from July 1- September 30th earns you a chance to win our quarterly drawing? You have until midnight, **Oct 3** to fill out the third quarter form?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen Already done, thanks! I'm just a bit nervous now because the 10 I have remaining are going to be a real challenge. 4mo
Cinfhen Uh oh…which prompts are you most nervous about?? 4mo
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Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen I suffered a wicked dry spell for months and now I‘ve been mood reading a LOT so prompts like UN peacekeepers, Appalachian Noir, photos that don‘t normally fit in my genre… that‘s why they call it a challenge 😂 4mo
Cinfhen Hahaha, I hear ya!! For #AppalachianNoir I can recommend this one- it was good and not my normal genre either 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m a HUGE nonfiction reader and I love memoirs and this one was FABULOUS and has AWESOME photos 4mo
Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen Solid recommendations, thank you!!! I already checked my libraries and they both carry Blacktop Wasteland. I'm not a huge Elton fan but you did steer me in the right direction. I think I'll revisit a Patti Smith. I just love her! 4mo
Cinfhen Yay!! I‘m happy to offer other suggestions… and bails count too😉 4mo
Read-y_Picker @Cinfhen Game-changer lol 😏 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I will second the recommendation on Blacktop - so gripping and well written. I see your response to the form, so we are alllll good! 4mo
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DGRachel
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#Spring is finished for #Booked2021! I read a couple of the Summer and Autumn prompts this quarter, too, but I‘ll post those in the correct quarter.
7. The Body in the Library (Library in title)
8. The Memory Police (translated)
9. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (UN Peacekeepers)
10. The Golden Thread (audiobook)
11. Piranesi (musical instrument on cover)
12. I‘m Still Here (anti-racism)

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Well done ???? You have until midnight, **July 3** to fill out the second quarter form? ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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DGRachel @Cinfhen Done! ☺️ 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I see your entry! (edited) 7mo
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BarbaraBB
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Here are my Spring choices for #Booked2021

7. Library/Librarian in the title- The Body in the Library
8. Translated into your 1st language- Pain
9. Set in county w/ UN Peacekeeping- I Remember Beirut
10. Here/Hear Audio book or set where you live- The Interpreter from Java
11. Musical Instrument on cover- Belcanto
12. Anti-racism book - The Conservationist

Moving on to Summer!

Cinfhen Woohoo ?Don‘t forget to fill out the form!! You have until midnight, **July 3** to fill out the second quarter form? ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Done! 🤍 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 8mo
BiblioLitten I have only read My Son‘s Story by Nadine Gordimer. Would love to know what you think of Conversationist. 🙂 7mo
BarbaraBB @BiblioLitten To be honest I didn‘t enjoy it much. My favorite Gordimer still is My Son‘s Story! I read it in my teens so I am not sure how I would rate it these days. 7mo
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Cathythoughts
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My recent book spree 😁 I think I read To Kill A Mockingbird years ago .. a vague memory with me .. so that one is for #Spring #Booked2021..

CarolynM Lovely! 9mo
Suet624 That‘s a good one to reread. 9mo
Tamra I hope you like Mockingbird on reread! I stacked Lady Audley. (edited) 9mo
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MaureenMc Ooh, gorgeous 📚😍 9mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM 🙋🏼‍♀️ Carolyn 9mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 Should be interesting 👍🏻😁 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks! I‘m looking forward to Lady Audley 👍🏻 9mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc Thanks! ❤️❤️ 9mo
LeahBergen What a fantastic stack! 👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
TrishB Looks like a lovely pic ♥️ 9mo
andrew61 Great set of books Cathy, happy reading. 9mo
Centique I meant to tell you my son and I listened to your husbands CD the other day. It was so lovely! He is a very talented man 😍 9mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula ! I‘m so glad you liked it 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
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mom2bugnbee
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My first quarter #Booked2021 progress! (And, yes, I filled out the Google form. ☺)

This is my first time participating & it's so much fun! Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage, @cinfen, & @4thhouseontheleft !

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Kalalalatja
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I filled out my first quarter form for #Booked2021 today, but I had to do a post, too. In 3 months I have gotten through half of the prompts by reading all over the place 😅 this is what I get for not planning my reading. I have a feeling the last half of the prompts will take a good while longer to get through, but that is part of the fun 🙌

TrishB I‘m the same 😁 10mo
Cinfhen Well done!!! Woohoo!!!!! 10mo
BarbaraBB So many good ones 🤍 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Terrific!! Confirming we‘ve got your form also! 🥳🥳 (edited) 10mo
CaroPi I love tender is the flesh but be prepared... The premise is tought and they are explicit description of meat process... 10mo
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TorieStorieS
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Here‘s my #Booked2021 summary for Winter- finished in the nick of time!
📖Set in Australia- The Survivors by Jane Harper
📖Nonfiction Science Written by a Woman- Spook by Mary Roach
📖Baked Goods on Cover- Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor
📖#COVIDHEROES- The Tiger‘s Wife by Tea Obreht
📖Mustache on Cover- The Butchering Art by Lindsay Fitzharris
📖Author‘s First Name Starts With A- Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Cinfhen Woohoo ❣️❣️❣️You have until midnight, April 3 to fill out the first quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks for the link- completed!! 🥳 10mo
Cinfhen Good luck 🍀 💚 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Got the form—great reading choices!! 🥳🥳 10mo
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megnews
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How did it take me so long to read these? This series would appeal to a lot of kids, probably even those who don‘t really like reading. You don‘t have to be an athlete to enjoy.

#MGMarch book 24

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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2021 #Winter Done 👍🏻❤️

1. #SetinAustralia Too Much Lip
2. #NonFictionScisnce Henrietta Lacks
3. #BakedGoodsOnCover Lamb to the Slaughter
4. #CovidHeroes Cereus Blooms At Night
5. #MustacheonCover Less Than Angels
6. #AuthoresfirstnamestartswithABorC Carola Oman , Somewhere in England

Cinfhen Woohoo ? You have until midnight, April 3 to fill out the first quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E

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Cinfhen Well done ❤️✨🎉 10mo
TrishB Great graphic 👍🏻 10mo
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kathedron Hi Cathy! Just to let you know, I took a parcel for you to the post office this morning. I hope it arrives in time for your birthday, but it may be a bit late. 🎁 10mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron Ah that‘s Kate ! That‘s very good of you ... I‘ll look forward to that now 😘 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks! I‘m delighted to have finished on time for winter 10mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks 😊🥳 10mo
merelybookish Looks like some good reading! 10mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 10mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Thanks! Yes & great to finish this season. 10mo
Cathythoughts @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! Delighted to have made the deadline 10mo
JennyM 🥳🥳🥳 10mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM Thanks Jenny! I made it 🥳 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Well done, Cathy! 🎉👏 Looks like some very good reads there 👍 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! Confirming that we have your entry! 🤓🎉📚 10mo
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Revenge4bess
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Has anyone read this yet

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Cathythoughts
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I‘m way behind in my #Booked2021 challenge... I can read Henrietta Lacks for #nonfictionscience right ?
And I have my mustache man on the Pym ( well , he has a mustache & long beard )

I better get cracking .... 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Scochrane26 Henrietta has a lot of science in it. 11mo
Ruthiella You can do it! 😀 11mo
Cathythoughts @Scochrane26 Thanks!! I‘ll use it so 👍🏻😁 11mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks! I hope so 🤞🏻 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm 💪👍 10mo
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KarenUK
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#booked2021 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
Completed 13 so far (and submitted my form too) 😊📚💕

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 11mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Go girl!!!! 11mo
Cinfhen Any standouts??? 11mo
KarenUK So many good ones..... but The gifts of the Body will stay with me... 💕 @Cinfhen 11mo
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BarbaraBB
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I finished the first quarter of #Booked2021. I am happy to have read all of these books. On to Spring 🌸 🌺 🌹

Cinfhen Yay!!! You have until midnight, April 3 to fill out the first quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thanks, I didn‘t know about the form. Will fill it out! 11mo
KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌 11mo
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Cinfhen The form is NEW!!! We‘re trying to make less work for ourselves ☺️😆😉 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen You are right to do so. It seemed like a hell of a job the past years! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo!! 👏 11mo
Kalalalatja Yay! 11mo
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Cinfhen
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Hi #Booked2021 Friends! Don‘t forget we are now tallying completed prompts with a form submission🖥📚💻Every book read, earns you a chance 💕 You have until midnight, April 3 to fill out the first quarter form to be entered in our drawing 🎉
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E

Keep posting and tagging us ~ we LOVE seeing your posts #Inspiration 🙌🏻❤️

Cinfhen Tagging @SaturnDoo @Simona @Lauredhel as I know you‘ve all completed a season....or two😉💗 11mo
Magpiegem Eek!! So excited to be taking part this year ☺️☺️☺️ 11mo
Cinfhen Yay @Magpiegem 🎉🎉🎉so excited to have you joining us 😁 11mo
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Kalalalatja You can still read out of season, right? 😅 11mo
Lauredhel @Cinfhen thanks! 11mo
Cinfhen Yup @Kalalalatja 💯 😜if the form does what it‘s meant to do 🤞🏽🤞🏽 11mo
Cinfhen Of course @Lauredhel I wanted to make sure you get your books counted!!! 11mo
Lauredhel @Cinfhen and I definitely don't manage to keep up with everything on litsy :) 11mo
maich I still need to read 2books and post reviews. Thanks for reminder I always forget🙈 11mo
Cinfhen You don‘t need to complete the whole season @maich to still be entered in the drawing 💗Every book counts!!! 11mo
maich @Cinfhen Thanks. I have plan to read them and I'll try😊 11mo
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Just signed up for this year's #booked2021 challenge - here's hoping I can knock this one out in 2021!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! We have fun with the prompts and are quite low key. So I hope it feels like a good time for you! 13mo
Cinfhen You can do it!!!! And we are all here to cheer you on 🎉♥️ 13mo
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KarenUK
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I‘m all finished with #Booked2020 ! So I thought I‘d post all my finished 4 seasons...
I really enjoyed this years 24 prompts, which have led me to read so many great books....(and only a couple of duds!😂)

Thanks again to our lovely hosts.... @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft and @BarbaraTheBibliophage for taking the time to organize this fun challenge!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great, great job!! 2y
squirrelbrain Wow! Well done! 😘👍 2y
JennyM Well done! 👏👏👏 2y
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Cinfhen Yay🥳🥳🥳a few duds is better than a bunch of duds 😘Glad you made it through our third year 🙌🏻💜📚 2y
Cathythoughts Great work 👍🏻✨✨✨✨ 2y
CarolynM Well done🎉 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Awesome! 👏🎉🌟 2y
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KarenUK
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Woohoo! Finished up #summer #Booked2020 today.... (which means I‘m done with all 4 seasons!)

Really liked 5 of the 6 books I read (unfortunately Eight Hundred Grapes was a bit of a dud!)

Thank you so much to the lovely hosts.... Great prompts, and so many wonderful books...💕📚

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Overachiever—great job!! 📚♥️👊🏻 2y
Cinfhen #SuperStar This is your #OfficialFinalEntry #Booked2020 🥳 🎉📚💜🎓 2y
robinb 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 2y
Cathythoughts Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻that‘s impressive reading ❤️👍🏻 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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My choices for #booked2020 #summer!

1. Red, white, or blue type on cover 2. Eccentric MC 3. YA novel by a POC 4. Wine or whine 5. Banned book 6. Armchair travel

AmyG Olive, Again is wonderful. 2y
Cinfhen Fabulous choices!!! And I 💯 agree with @AmyG !!!! I LOVED 2y
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @cinfhen and @AmyG ... can‘t wait to read it! 😊 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I picked that wine fiction up on Audible Daily Deal—did you too? 🍷 2y
OriginalCyn620 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I didn‘t get the audiobook but the ebook, which was an Amazon daily deal. 😊 2y
revenge4porgy My choices for #bookedoverthesummer: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, the once and future king, The memory of running, Wonder, and Twisted Twenty-Six. 😉 2y
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Cinfhen
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Even though it‘s just about summer (or winter) depending on your region, there is still 29 days left for #Booked2020 #SpringQuarterDrawing 🌷
Feel free to start posting your quarterly challenge progress 😁Just remember to tag @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft and @Cinfhen so we can enter you for #SecondQuarterDrawing 📚💜🦋
We love seeing your book choices❣️❣️❣️
Drawing will be July 3 🥳

Blackink_WhitePaper Thanks for the reminder 😀 I have only one left to tick off , parent child memoir. Can any one suggest me some good books? 2y
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Cinfhen And one more / AUDIO is fabulous (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️I still have a book & a half to go 🏃‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen Which prompts @Cathythoughts ? 2y
Cathythoughts I‘m reading #PanAsian at the moment & I‘ve ordered my #AboutGenocide book to arrive 2y
Cinfhen Both your books sound great @Cathythoughts 🙌🏻💕 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper Oh thank you so much @Cinfhen 😀👍 2y
Cinfhen I hope you love it @CarolynM I‘ll be waiting for your review 💗 2y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen ok I'm stupid, what's tartan noir 2y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen or silk punk? I'm so dumb! 2y
Cinfhen Definitely NOT DUMB @Crazeedi Tartan Noir and Silk Punk are both sub genres of books. Tartan Noir is Scottish crime fiction/ NF either set in Scotland or by Scottish author. silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy with Asian roots/ culture 2y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thank you Cindy! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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So, I finished #booked2020 #spring...in just one month! That‘s never happened before and probably never will again!
1. Makes you LOL 2. Parent and child memoir 3. Tartan noir 4. About genocide 5. Pan Asian author 6. Animal on the cover

Crazeedi Wow, you rock!!👏 2y
mrp27 Great job! 2y
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Cinfhen Fantastic!!! Im noting this now for #Spring #SecondQuarterDrawing 🥳❣️ 2y
Cinfhen Just confirming.... Congrats 🎉 This is your #OfficialSpringEntry for #Booked2020 🌻🌈💕📚 2y
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KarenUK
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#booked2020 #Spring
I just realized I completed this season last week and didn‘t post about it....
Enjoyed everything, but my favorites were easily Fleabag and Trust Exercise....

Thanks again to @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft and @BarbaraTheBibliophage for all the fun prompts and helping me tackle that TBR mountain... I‘d had a couple of these on my TBR for years! 💕

Cinfhen How wonderful 🙌🏻💞🎉I‘m actually marking this down as #Completed #Spring #Booked2020 🌻🌺🌼 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Faaaaabulous! 💕📚👊🏻📖 2y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉 This is your #OfficialSpringEntry for #Booked2020 🌻🌈💕📚 2y
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tjwill
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I just remembered to post, but I did read some Winter #Booked2020 books!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great list!! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 congrats on completing #Winter #Booked2020 📚☃️♥️This is your “official” #FirstQuarterDrawing entry 😁 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Updated #Booked2020 I actually read a few #MillennialAuthors I just didn‘t realize it. So if you are looking for something Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow, Crash Override by Zoe Quinn, and G Willow Wilson‘s Ms Marvel series were all Millennial Authors...all three were great reads.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job!! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Updated #Booked2020 I actually read a few #MillennialAuthors I just didn‘t realize it. So if you are looking for something Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow, Crash Override by Zoe Quinn, and G Willow Wilson‘s Ms Marvel series were all Millennial Authors.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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My #Booked2020 update... first six done, not necessarily all in winter though. I have to do some research on Millennial Authors, I don‘t even know who is in that group without some research.🤷‍♀️

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! You‘re right, there‘s no wiki with a list. You just have to guess and then google any birth date info. Technically, born between 1981 and 1996. 2y
BookwormAHN I used Holly Jackson's A Good Girl's Guide to Murder but I know Victoria Schwab also falls into that category. My problem is finding a book on genocide that I will read and not put down because its just to much for right now. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN Yea, that‘s a hard one now, might be one I skip and come back to later in the year... no guarantee it will be any easier then though. Maybe I can find something fictional that might work...😕 2y
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Eaclarke82 I'm struggling with the millennial one as well, hoping I'll just come across something. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I actually read one already G. willow Wilson was born in 1982, so my Ms Marvel author is a Millennial Author! So is Zoe Quinn and Rowan Farrow, but I don‘t want to count them for more than 1 category prompt! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Eaclarke82 I just started googling the ages of authors I‘ve read and found a few more than I expected. So we‘re reading them, and in my case, just not realizing it.🙄 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookwormAHN I agree! We had no way of knowing how heavy real life would be in 2020 ... 😢 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN I thought of a good one for you...science fiction, I read it last year and the beginning of this year. It‘s a trilogy if you enjoy it, if not you can read the first one and then be done. It‘s set in the future where mankind has tried to kill each other and deals with space exploration, it was also great on audiobook if you enjoy those. 2y
BookwormAHN Okay great, I'll check that one out. Thanks 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage You‘d probably enjoy that sc-fi pick too if you haven‘t already picked something. (Read above) 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Now I just have to go research what a Tartan Noir is.... 🤔 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Checknout the GR group for some suggestions. Basically, it‘s a noir mystery set in Scotland. Lots of great authors to choose from. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll have to check it out again...I did early in the year and then haven‘t since. So I‘m overdue. 2y
Cinfhen Well done 🎉🙌🏻💕This is your “official” entry for #Booked2020 #FirstQuarterDrawing 😀‼️📚☃️ 2y
Eaclarke82 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Haha ill have to do that because I imagine that's the case for me as well. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Friendly Reminder 🎉 #FirstQuarter #Booked2020 ends on March 31. You have until April 5 to post a wrap-up of all prompts completed between January 1 - March 31, 2020 in order to qualify for the drawing. Every book read counts as one entry😁

Just tag @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft & @Cinfhen using #Booked2020 hashtag so we can record your responses 📚💕📚💕📚💕

Thanks to all who have already shared their wrap-up posts 🙌🏻

Crazeedi Thanks for reminder 2y
CarolynM Thanks for the reminder. I'll get on to it today🙂 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks! Just posted mine! 2y
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Cinfhen
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Friendly Reminder 🎉 #FirstQuarter #Booked2020 ends on March 31. You have until April 5 to post a wrap-up of all prompts completed between January 1 - March 31, 2020 in order to qualify for the drawing. Every book read counts as one entry😁Just tag @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft & @Cinfhen using #Booked2020 hashtag so we can record your responses 📚💕📚💕📚💕
Thanks to all who have already shared their wrap-up posts 🙌🏻

Cinfhen Please share and repost @LitsyHappenings Thank You 💓💓💓 2y
Butterfinger I have noticed that you write "official entry" on posts. I don't remember this being done on mine. I'm going back to find it to see. ? 2y
Cinfhen It‘s possible I missed your post @butterfinger as I don‘t see you on the list. I‘m sorry 😐 please resubmit or tag me again xxx (edited) 2y
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Butterfinger @Cinfhen I'm not worried. I enjoy my challenges. 2y
hilded It‘s ok to not read in order, I hope? For example, I have read 6 books this quarter, but they‘re all over the place (summer, winter etc.) Haven‘t posted all yet, will get to it :) 2y
CarolynM Thanks for the reminder. I'll get on to it today🙂 2y
Cinfhen @hilded 💯‼️ 2y
hilded @Cinfhen Great, than you 😊 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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So, here are my planned reads for #spring #booked2020. Of course, they are subject to change!
1. Makes you LOL 2. Parent & child memoir 3. Tartan noir 4. About genocide 5. Pan Asian author or silkpunk
6. Animal on cover

canbku I've wanted to read the vegetarian for a long time 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice picks! 2y
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Cinfhen I think your choices are wonderful ❣️❣️❣️Hope you enjoy them all😊 2y
vicgreentoriafield Loved The Vegetarian when I read it. Just finished the Tattooist of Auschwitz earlier this week and haven't stopped recommending it to people. 2y
OriginalCyn620 @vicgreentoriafield oh, good...sounds like I chose wisely! hopefully I‘ll enjoy them as much as you did! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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My #winter #booked2020 is now complete! Now to plan for spring!
1. Hat on cover 2. Read in a day 3. Set in Hollywood 4. Cover crush 5. Live and learn 6. Millennial author

marleed Great reads! I need to post mine! 2y
marleed BTW, did you see the awesome cover for Channel Cleeton‘s next book!? 2y
OriginalCyn620 I have not @marleed ... I‘ll have to check it out! 2y
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Cinfhen Thanks for posting and sharing!!! Congrats 🎉 2y
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @Cinfhen! 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job!! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2y
Cinfhen Great job 🙌🏻❣️this counts as your “official” entry for First Quarter #Booked2020 2y
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Cinfhen
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There‘s still one more month left before we complete the first quarter of #Booked2020 but I have finished #Winter ☃️and #Spring🌷🌻🌹Sharing my reads ~ I‘ve been enjoying all of your posts❣️❣️❣️

ferskner Nice! I need to get caught up on my posts. 2y
Megabooks Great!! I‘ve finished Winter and Summer!! 💕💕 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m working on my Spring! 2y
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JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm me too, Jessie 👍 2y
Cupcake12 I‘m still on my first one 👍🏻 2y
TrishB Cool,mine are a lot more random than this! 2y
Cinfhen So glad to know you‘re all making progress on #Booked2020 @TrishB @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @ferskner @Cupcake12 and props to you @Megabooks It‘s been fun to see everybody‘s choices 💕😄 2y
BookishMe I just found out the prompts. Wow!!! You've outshone yourselves, ladies. Take a bow 💐👏🏽💐👏🏽💐👏🏽 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 2y
Cinfhen It‘s not to late to join us @BookishMe 💕💕💕 2y
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🙌🏽 Trying for 4 seasons in 4 months? 😉 2y
4thhouseontheleft @BookishMe Thanks! 🥰💜 2y
Cinfhen Hmmmm, I hadn‘t thought of that @4thhouseontheleft but maybe I will challenge myself to complete all the prompts before April 30😁💖 2y
BookishMe @Cinfhen 👌🏾💕👌🏾 2y
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