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#bookreport #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

#6 - Audio - 7 March - Hollow Places - 2.5 🌟
#7 - Audio - 8 March - Butcher & the Wren - 3.75🌟

#17- 10 March - Gallant - 3.75🌟

A little blurb about each is below in the comments. Been super busy with getting back to work after the break. Managed to squeeze in reading and 2 audiobooks!

CloakNQuill Hollow Places - 2.5 🌟
Wasn't for me. The ex storyline kinda ruined everything else going on.

Butcher & the Wren - 3.75🌟
Fan of Dexter or Criminal Minds? You need to read this. I was craving more pages with the juxtaposition between the two characters & the dynamic they have.

Gallant - 3.75🌟
THE ATMOSPHERE!!! Didnt know I was craving another gothic novel until it fell into my lap. Really interesting and sucked me from the start.
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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Saw this on Instagram recently. What are some of the things that bug you in books? My big pet peeve is ridiculous names.

Texreader Several of these definitely are pet peeves of mine! 4w
CSeydel Why do people hate dream sequences, I wonder? I understand most of the others!
OrangeMooseReads #7, YES! I don‘t get the dislike of dream sequences, is it in particular situations or just in general? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4w
PatriciaU I don‘t mind dream sequences, but there are some phrases that irritate me. “sunk her teeth into her lip” and “bit the inside of her cheek” to describe a woman holding her tongue. I just want her to let it rip!😂 4w
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I know these are hard to see 🤦🏻‍♀️

#LitsyLove celebrates 5 years!! 🎉🎊🎈🎂❤️

Top right is #7

LitsyLove @ElizaMarie let us know which one you want! 🎉🎊 1mo
Cupcake12 Number 1 😀 They all sound good, I‘m a sucker for a pretty cover, so much harder to decide x 4w
ElizaMarie I like the idea of 6 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizaMarie can you choose again?! 🤪 4w
TheAromaofBooks I'm so excited!! I will go with 5, please!!! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheAromaofBooks awesome! I‘ll mail it Monday!! 📚📬❤️ 4w
ElizaMarie 4 please (although, it might be something I have read before). Actually this will be my first first “blind date“ with a book :) 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizaMarie I didn‘t see it on your read list, but I could have missed it! If you have just send it along ❤️ 4w
TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much for all that you do @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 4w
LitsyLove @tdrosebud let us know which one you choose! 4w
tdrosebud #1 please 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud you got it!! ❤️📚🙌🏻 4w
TheDaysGoBy 8 please! 3w
LitsyLove @pogue let us know your choice!! (edited) 3w
Pogue 3 please! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Pogue you got it!! 🎉 3w
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@TheAromaOfBooks @PuddleJumper

Finished reading:
- the tagged book (not the first time reading it, I love Douglas Adams): #Roll100 #1 pick for January and #7 in #BookChain;
- A Comedian Walks Into A Funeral Home done: my February #DoubleSpin.

These 2 reads helped me get a #BookSpinBingo for this month, I think it is the earliest I was able to do this.

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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I listened to the audiobook, which I thought was well narrated.
It was strange to adapt to the short diary entires, but I ended up enjoying the listen.
It felt voyeuristic, but also neat to have insight into the day to day social/ travel/ work life of a stage and screen actor.
I came for the HP info, which actually is sparing, but kind of fell more in love with who Alan was as a person. ⬇️

Soubhiville I feel the need to start watching all of his movies now, and have seen other reviews say the same, so beware of that. (Also can we just all appreciate this gorgeous piercing stare? He was certainly swoon-worthy sometimes.). 1mo
vlwelser I had a weird pre-teen crush on him after seeing Robin Hood. And I have loved him ever since. 1mo
TheLudicReader He was so good in Robin Hood, @vlwelser . I think Rickman elevated anything he was in. Imagine anyone else playing Snape? Impossible. 1mo
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CBee Let‘s not forget Die Hard! He played villains perfectly 👏🏻 And this pic is definitely swoon-worthy 😍 1mo
dabbe @Soubhiville The picture (and that voice). I still can't believe he's gone. When I watch him once again in Sense and Sensibility, I just cry (and swoon!). 🤣 Following him playing Snape when the books overlapped, I told my husband before Book #7 was published that Snape just had to turn out good. When he asked why, I said, “It's Alan Rickman, fcol!“ ❣️ 1mo
rwmg Can I recommend his TV performance as Obadiah Slope in The Barchester Chronicles series? 1mo
Soubhiville @rwmg I‘ll see if I can get hold of that, thanks for the recommendation! 1mo
Soubhiville @dabbe I just watched SnS tonight. 💗 1mo
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Chain of Thorns | Cassandra Clare
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Final volume in The Last Hours Trilogy, part of the Shadowhunters collection. I'm not sure this one was worth over 700 pages, but I was invested in the characters already. #7-2023

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Slightly book related, as several stories in the 8 episode season are based off of short stories including back to back adaptations of Lovecraft, I just finished Del Toro's anthology series & have a few thoughts. I love that he introduces each episode, keeping with the tradition of shows like Hitchcock Presents & Twilight Zone. The roster of directorial talent is impressive, as is that of the actors. However the episodes themselves I found (cont)

vivastory to be a tad uneven, although there were def more highs than lows. Fave episodes: #2 (Graveyard Rats about a grave robber in need of money. Learning of a particularly valuable corpse he follows it no matter where it goes. This one made me squirm.) #4 (The Outside. I fucking loved this one. A banker/housewife/outsider starts using lotion despite the alarming allergic reaction in this highly stylized episode.) #7 (The Viewing. This was like a (cont) 1mo
vivastory late 70s movie filled with a strange ensemble gathered for a mysterious purpose, high on drugs & synth music until the bizarre final few minutes.) 1mo
RedCurly I did not like the #7 episode at all. It was pointless to me. But I really liked this show. 1mo
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vivastory @RedCurly I really appreciate movies/ tv episodes that veer off into the unexpected & that is what the 7th episode provided for me. I had no idea where it was heading. I really enjoyed the series overall & thought it ended on a great note (I 💙 Jennifer Kent) 1mo
RedCurly @vivastory I am glad you enjoyed it :) 1mo
The_Book_Ninja Hit and miss but gloriously made 1mo
Aimeesue Nice review! I love when they do the presenter intros à la Hitchcock and Masterpiece Theater. Does Del Toro do cameos in any of them? That was always my favorite part of Hitchcock's movies, although I don't think he did any for the series. 1mo
vivastory @Aimeesue He didn't have any cameos unfortunately. I'm making my way through Hitchcock Presents at the moment. I'm almost finished with season 2 & he hasn't made an appearance in an episode. 1mo
vivastory @The_Book_Ninja Definitely hit & miss. More hits than misses for me, & yes great production throughout. 1mo
dylanisreading I need to finish watching this. 1mo
Twainy This is on my short list of shows to watch. 1mo
TieDyeDude We've been taking our time with this. Watched 1-6. I think episode 5 is the only one that's been underwhelming. We weren't expecting a straight Lovecraft tale (bleak, slow burn descent into madness). Love the concept and execution of the series, though! 1mo
vivastory @TieDyeDude I am honestly baffled why they adapted Pickman's Model when it is one of Lovecraft's least interesting stories 1mo
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#7 of 2023. #BOTM December ‘22. Finally catching up a bit!! Excited to read her first novel now “A Flicker in the Dark”
Started: 2/11/23
Finished: 2/17/23
7 Days

A Slice Of Heaven | Sherryl Woods
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I pulled my back out, and unable to find any comfortable spot to read a book, so audio it is.

This was very sweet...

bthegood hope your back feels better soon - 1mo
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