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Bingo Love
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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"When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage."--Amazon.com.
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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When it rains it pours…my root canal went well today, and my nerve pain is gone. I‘m just a bit sore, so yay!! 🎉🎉

BUT…our freezer stopped working tonight. 👎🏻👎🏻 HOWEVER we have a wonderful neighbor with room in her freezer, 💜💜 AND I was really good at Tetris, and the skills are still there so it all fit! 🎉🎉

Long story short…I finally finished my #bookspinbingo board! 😂😂

CarolynM I think, overall, you should count it as a win. Well done, you👏👏 2w
Megabooks @CarolynM I agree!! 👍🏻 thanks! 💜 (edited) 2w
BarbaraBB So happy it all went well 🦷 2w
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Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Glad you‘re feeling better and your board is looking great!!!! Hope you sleep well 💕💕 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen thank you both so much!! 💕😘😘 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! And hopefully you get the freezer situation sorted out. That's always a panic situation!!! 2w
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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#Julywrapup After many months got a bingo!

📚2 books for #AuthorAMonth2022
📚 3 books for #Seriesread2022
📚2 books for #Nonfiction2022
Finished both #bookspin and #doublespin
Good reading month 😊. Best book of July is Where the crawdads sing.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 2w
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Chili
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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This wasn‘t my best month for print books, but I did manage one #BookspinBingo and finished both my #bookspin and #doublespin, so I‘m pleased. 👍🏻 There were two 5⭐️ books: Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow and Heartbroke!

Waiting on #botm to drop to put out my August list. ⏰

jlhammar Yes, really surprised #BOTM for August haven‘t dropped yet. They rarely wait until the 1st. I guess we have that to look forward to tomorrow. 2w
Megabooks @jlhammar @Reviewsbylola told me over on Instagram that the original drop date was Thursday the 28th, but for some reason it was moved to the 1st. I wonder if this is a permanent thing or not. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Fabulous month!! I've also been waiting for BOTM to drop... I like it better when it's a few days early! 😂 2w
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks thank you!! BOTM finally dropped so I posted my August list. At least I don‘t have to wait long for the draw!!!!! 2w
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Tera66
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August🍉
#BookspinBingo #Doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks 🌞
Excited for my August TBR.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Finally getting my June recap together. I read eight planned books plus my March #doublespin Split-Second Courage, smut thanks to Vi Keeland's Bossman, The Kite Runner graphic novel, and the tagged graphic novel. I am convinced November & December might just be me finally getting to the BookSpin & DoubleSpin books I've neglected.

#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!! 1mo
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Excited for this summery board! (I wish there were more hibiscus in Kentucky.)

Very fortuitous that the two #CampLitsy reads are in the same column (middle). Going to try for my first bingo there…I‘m also in the middle of Ghost Lover, which is short stories… 🤔🤔

Idk, I‘ll see where the month takes me! #MoodReader #BookspinBingo

Kdgordon88 Pretty graphic! 2mo
squirrelbrain Fortuitous on the #camplitsy reads! 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain I have this one on #netgalley, if you fancy *another* buddy read! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 2mo
Megabooks @Kdgordon88 thank you! 2mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain quite possibly! Maybe the second week in July? Would sometime that week work for you? I‘m always up for a Helen buddy read! 2mo
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AFrostCauseReads
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My July #bookspinbingo list! I‘m breaking down some books to feel more accomplished. It motivates me to keep going, lol @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Tera66
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June 📚
#BookspinBingo #Doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks
No bingo, but glad to have some completed books in June.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 2mo
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Based on a spectacular sprint last week and a pretty decent final few days, I managed 4 bingos! I still have three reviews to write, but they‘ll come.

Btw, I‘m loving the DFW snapshots for meeting my IJ reading goals. May do it again next month. 😉🤣

Thank you for running this awesome event every month @TheAromaofBooks !! You are deeply appreciated! 💜

BarbaraBB Such a good month again! 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! 😘 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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This is a nice sapphic graphic novel. About 2 women who grow together, move apart, and then find each other in later life.
A great series with heart.

melmes Such a lovely cover 💜 2mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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This was a May Bonus Borrow from Hoopla and since I tag it often for #BookSpinBingo, I felt obligated to give it a read.

Hazel & Mari meet in a NJ school in the 1960s. This graphic novel takes us through the story of their forbidden love. It's sweet & hopeful, if a bit too short and tidy. A quick read perfectly suited to Pride month.
June book 1 for a free space on my #bookspinbingo board & the #BigJuneReadathon @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
Clwojick I have this open in my browser right now too! Just came across it the other day, and hoping to read it soon. I got caught up in graphics and comics the other day, and now I‘m on a bit of a run with them ❤️ 2mo
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BarbaraJean
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So, a couple nights before the June BookSpin numbers were announced, I pulled five books from my list, planning to start one of them early. Two of those five ended up as my #BookSpin (Waterland) and #DoubleSpin (The Book of Speculation). 🎉 This looks like a great #BookSpinBingo board—lots of books I‘m excited to dive into!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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julieclair
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My June #BookSpinBingo board!

#BookSpin is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
#DoubleSpin is Sharks in the Time of Saviors

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I can't believe it's June already. This means another birthday for me...eek!

Anyhow, here is my #bookspinbingo board for June.

My #bookspin is Can't Look Away by Carola Lovering and my #doublespin is Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel, which I'm currently listening to.

@TheAromaofBooks

5feet.of.fury Oooh Happy Birthday month 🥳 I can‘t wait for House Across the Lake! 3mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @5feet.of.fury Thank you, it's actually my birthday tomorrow...or in about 2 hours... 3mo
Clwojick Just like Mother and Dark Roads were great! Our Crooked Hearts and Widow Falls are on my June TBR too. 🌼 3mo
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5feet.of.fury @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH oh nice! Happy Birthday 🎉 2mo
Laughterhp Happy birthday! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! June seems like such a happy month for a birthday!! 2mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @5feet.of.fury thank you! 2mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @TheAromaofBooks It is a gorgeous day here in western Michigan for a birthday! 2mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @Clwojick I'm a third of the way through Just Like Mother and I don't what I think about it... 2mo
Clwojick It was definitely creepy… not like the usual thrillers I read. 😅 (edited) 2mo
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sarahbellum
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Happy #bookspinbingo day, everyone! I‘m feeling hopeful for a bingo! 🤞

#bookspin is Tiny Beautiful Things
#doublespin is Hillbilly Elegy

2 nonfiction selections this month! Guessing I will try to listen to both on audio 🎧

Thank you to our fearless bingo leader, @TheAromaofBooks ! 🙌

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I got a jump start this morning by finishing Good Eggs, a fun Irish comedy, but I don‘t see any super clear paths to a bingo. It may end up being a 1-2 bingo month. Or even a no bingo month! I‘m starting with The Idiot next (in prep for August‘s #CampLitsy), so at least that‘s in the same column. 👍🏻

Thank you so much @TheAromaofBooks for running #BookspinBingo each month! 💜

Cinfhen Great looking board!!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks!! 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m excited about this month‘s books. 3mo
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I almost forgot to post May‘s #bookspinbingo board!

I made my page goal all four weeks for IJ, bailed on one book, and completed 14 others. Great month!

Megabooks Oh yeah, and there are four bingos there! 👍🏻 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My list for #bookspinbingo JUNE!!!

A few carry-overs, quite a few new releases, one re-read on audio, and at least one book that's been on my TBR for a while now. Not a bad list...

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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julieclair
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My May #BookSpinBingo board. I think I might actually get a Bingo this month! 🤞

#Bookspin is Five Quarters of the Orange
#DoubleSpin is Jane of Lantern Hill

Thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 3mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Excited to see how many boxes I can complete this month!
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

ozma.of.oz Love the look of your board! 💙 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! That font is super fun!! 3mo
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5280reader
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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If I put my May #bookspinbingo card out in the Litsy universe, surely I‘ll someday get a bingo, right!?! Love the challenge every month!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!!! 4mo
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Karons1
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I‘m away so wrote my may list before I left ; April I managed 5 reads from my bingo list 🙌
@TheAromaofBooks
#bookspin #doublespin
#maybookbingo 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Karons1
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#bookspin no 5 the long view by Elizabeth Jane Howard #doublespin 20 The soul mate equation
#mayreads
#bookbingo
@TheAromaofBooks thank you ☺️Sarah

LeahBergen I loved The Long View. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Megabooks
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My board! I love it when most of the free spaces are in a row because I either use them all OR I mostly stick with my TBR, so hopefully I can get a few bingos this month either way. 👍🏻

Thanks Sarah!! #BookspinBingo

BkClubCare Brilliant!! To split up IJ like this. Best! 4mo
Megabooks @BkClubCare thanks! I‘m actually splitting it up a bit more and reading it over 3 months. I started Saturday and the sections without dialogue are SO DENSE. (edited) 4mo
BkClubCare @Megabooks - Honestly the only thing I remember is … tennis 🎾; I ended up “DNF- but-maybe-someday” 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Lately those free spaces have just wanted to hang out together! 😂 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Here's the #BookSpinBingo card! First, I put our official numbers (5 & 20) back in the mix. Then I drew them all out & wrote them down as I went, meaning the official numbers are just mixed into the card with the rest! As you can see, 21-25 are both labeled with their numbers & also as free spaces, so you can use them to match however you wrote your list. To score a bingo, just read books (in any order) that are in any row or column!! MORE INFO ⬇

TheAromaofBooks 1 - I‘m tagging everyone who specifically said they wanted to participate in the Bingo aspect of the challenge, but ANYONE IS WELCOME. So if you posted a #BookSpin list and now you think the Bingo looks fun – just jump right in!! If you actually didn't want to do Bingo & I tagged you, just ignore it - so sorry to bother you! My tag list is a disaster, so please just let me know if you want added or removed!! ⬇ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks 2 - Remember – NO PRESSURE!!!! If this starts to stress you out, just take that page right out of your journal and pretend it never existed!! This challenge is to encourage you to read, not to make you feel like reading is a chore!!!

3 - FREE SPACES can be filled with any book that is NOT already on your list!! ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks 4 & final - As a reminder, only the “official” BookSpin/DoubleSpin numbers will count towards giveaway entries. I don‘t want the giveaway to be stacked against people who aren‘t able to read lots of books each month. So basically there is still a maximum of 2 entries possible per month no matter how many books you read from your list. This bingo card is just for fun & glory! 😁

Thanks for playing & happy reading!!!
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bthegood Thanks for hosting - love this game - 4mo
Bookwormjillk So excited for summer reading season to start! 4mo
Zuhkeeyah So many free spaces in one row! 🎉 4mo
Julsmarshall Thanks for hosting 4mo
Grrlbrarian I AM EXCITED ✨ Thank you! 4mo
rmaclean4 Love starting off the month this way! 4mo
melmes Exiting 4mo
BkClubCare Thank you! 4mo
melmes Do I write these numbers on my bingo? 4mo
Eggs Thank you Sarah😘😘 4mo
KristiAhlers Thank you! ❤️ 4mo
Onioons Thank you, looking forward to it! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @Zuhkeeyah - For some reason the free spaces keep wanting to hang out together on the bingo board! 😂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @melmes - Yes, just match the books from your list with the numbers on the board - so to score a bingo on the top row, for instance, you would read books 14, 7, 11, and 1 from your list, plus one random (“free“) book that wasn't on your list!! 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Maybe I'll get a bingo by reading the past bookspin & doublespin books that I didn't get around to yet and plugging them into those free spaces. 🤣 4mo
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! 💕 4mo
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sarahbellum
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April was a pretty decent reading month! I finished my #bookspin and, as in months past, did not get to my #doublespin. No bingos either.

I find it hilarious that, despite having 3 George Bernard Shaw plays on the board, I didn‘t read any of them 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!! 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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#BookSpin list for May!

My list includes picks for #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead, #YABuddyRead, #MGBuddyRead, and several potential reads for the #MiddleGradeMay readathon. And of course the usual suspects that have been on the list for several months. 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I think we're all going to enjoy Jane more than we did Kilmeny! 😂 4mo
BarbaraJean @TheAromaofBooks Haha! I haven‘t read Jane before but from what I‘ve seen, I think your prediction will turn out to be completely accurate! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks It's been a long time since I've read it, but it was one of my favorites growing up. I'm really excited about the reread. 4mo
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candc320
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Nothing like waiting until the last minute 😵‍💫! Here‘s my #bookspinbingo board for May!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Here is my #bookspinbingo list for May! @TheAromaofBooks

I have a lot of “assigned reading” this month so I hope some of it ends up my #bookspin or #doublespin 😅

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I also have a lot of “assignments“ this month... I may have overcommitted on buddy reads but they all sound SO GOOD! 😂 4mo
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CBee
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This could change, as I just picked my BOTM - THREE books this time, oopsie 😂😂
@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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This book is a really cute graphic story of two women who fall in love as teens in the ‘60s, are separated by their families, and eventually find each other again. It has some pretty sad moments but a happy ending. Unfortunately, it felt rushed to me all the way through, with on-the-nose dialogue that hastened the story along.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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This book is soooooo cute!

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Tera66
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 4mo
MeganAnn I absolutely loved Church of Marvels! 😍 4mo
Tera66 @MeganAnn It's been at the top of my Goodreads TBR forever. I'm looking forward to reading it finally. 4mo
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Tera66
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April #BookspinBingo #Doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks
Here is my list for April, this month is kind of up in the air. I'm either going to take an 11 day Staycation and get alot of reading and letter writing done, or find out that I may be having neck surgery. 🤞 For the Staycation option.

bthegood Hoping for your staycation option too - (edited) 4mo
Tera66 @bthegood Thank you, friend. 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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Here‘s my #BookSpinBingo board for April (HOW is it already April?!).

I‘m excited about my spins this month:
📖🔄 The Summer of the Great-Grandmother by Madeleine L‘Engle
🔄🔄 Weather by Jenny Offill

I‘m hoping to finish both of those and maybe even catch up on two missed DoubleSpins from January and February. 🤞🏼Not sure if I‘ll manage a bingo (my April TBR is spread all over the board), but it‘s always fun to try!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 4mo
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CBee
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It took me forever to do this collage and it still isn‘t even 😭🤪 But anyway, here‘s my #bookspinbingo board for April! Happy spring! @TheAromaofBooks

Amiable Oh, “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” is heartbreaking but SOOO good… 5mo
CBee @Amiable good to know ♥️ It‘s been on the list forever, hoping to get to it! I never read all of these in a month 😂 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 5mo
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Megabooks
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March #BookspinBingo wrap up = three bingos 🎉🎉🎉 I have no repeats in April so I may have even fewer bingos, but we‘ll see… Excited for Saturday!

I also finished both my #bookspin and #doublespin 👍🏻

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 5mo
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Megabooks
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Doubling down on my favorite color for the first Spring #BookspinBingo! Going all-print again. I guess we‘ll see on Saturday…🔮

BarbaraBB Great list. #8 and #12 are favorites of mine and I also love your #4. Clever! 5mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! I have your collection and one from Persephone I‘m working through, so #4 is perfect. I‘m very excited to read two more Boynes in April as well. 👍🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Megabooks
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I ended up deciding to put a #BookspinBingo board together because it is so good at holding me to a set TBR, especially since all these are owned print books. 🤞🏻 I can finish some!

Also, it is my birthday month so I had to celebrate in my favorite color! 💜🥳

Centique Yay for purple! And yay for your birthday month! 5mo
Megabooks @Centique thanks! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Tera66
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#BookspinBingo #Doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks
Really excited for this TBR.😃

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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March's bingo board is designed and ready to go. I've already finished one of these books! Yay!
Bookspin: One Summer in Santorini for #foodandlit and #mounttbr Kindle Edition
Doublespin: Split-Second Courage, a book for which I attended the release party last month with my niece.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

julieclair Love your bingo board! ☘️ 6mo
Tera66 Another adorable board!😍 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @julieclair @Tera66 Thank you! I swear that designing my bingo board is the one creative thing I make sure to do each month because it's so much fun for me. 5mo
julieclair @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Isn't amazing how such a relatively small thing can bring so much enjoyment? 5mo
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candc320
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Here‘s my #bookspinbingo board for March! Feeling really good about getting a bingo this month!! Also accidentally wrote The Sisters Sweet audio in a free space when it shouldn‘t be so I just flipped it and made the free space next to it 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Tera66
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#BookspinBingo #Doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks
I only finished 4 books last month, but To Paradise was so long I gave it two spots on my Bingo Board.
To Paradise I did partial physical and mostly audio.
Along Came A Spider was read on kindle, but was a library book.
A Dirty Job was a book I had purchased on my kindle along with Rubbish Pet Portraits.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 6mo
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