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CBee
Beyond That, the Sea | Laura Spence-Ash
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Well, Julie, I finally managed to read another book from your #auldlangspine list. And what a wonderful book it was! I loved every character, I loved the settings (especially Maine ♥️), loved the story. The ending was just perfect 😊 #ALSpine #readyourkindle @RebelReader @monalyisha

RebelReader So glad you enjoyed it. I have recently purchased some of your list at used book sales and will hopefully get to them soon! 8h
CBee @RebelReader fun! It‘s the gift that keeps on giving 😊😊♥️♥️ 8h
kelli7990 I enjoyed this book too. 2h
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Completely redid my #bookspin list this month in the hopes to get some more numbers read than in the last two. I am excited! @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB Beautiful handwriting 🥰 3mo
yourfavouritemixtape @BarbaraBB oh, thank you! 🥰 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
JamieArc I see a few from my #ALSpine list on there 😊. I also have a few from yours on my BookSpin list, still intending to read them! 3mo
yourfavouritemixtape @JamieArc yes! I want to read some more, so I put them on there as well! 3mo
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monalyisha
North Woods | Daniel Mason
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North Woods is my favorite kind of story; it floats liminally between ghost story & not.

As a MA native who became a devotee of apples while pursuing her Lit degree in VT, I was predisposed to like this.

It‘s a fully immersive reading experience. Mason flaunts his ability to inhabit different voices - not just gender, age, or sexual identity but era & time, even species & kingdom. Come for the gorgeous prose. Stay for the sexy dragonfly erotica.

monalyisha Adding a critical note (of myself — not the text!): I should have read this much slower than I did. I just couldn‘t seem to stop! 3mo
JamieArc I listened to the audiobook and it was so well done. It‘s one of the few books that I‘ve wanted to reread right away. It will most likely be on my next #ALSpine list 😊 3mo
monalyisha @JamieArc It was so full and rich that it‘d definitely stand-up to and reveal more upon rereading(s). I bet it was great as an audiobook! Were there any musical interludes (fife pieces)? It reminded me a bit of Lincoln in the Bardo, actually (which I listened to). (edited) 3mo
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JamieArc I am bad at remembering what I read, but I have a faint memory that one of the chapters was a song, right? It wasn‘t done in a musical interlude fashion (unless I‘m totally forgetting). But, there were many different narrators, which was part of what made it so excellent. 3mo
monalyisha @JamieArc Yeah! There were a few selections that were “written by a pair of GRAVE sisters”: a Winter‘s Ballad, a December Song, a Spring Song. Charles Osgood begs of Alice “do not forget your fife!” — and she NEVER does. 😉 3mo
AmyG This is a favorite. I loved this as I am a little familiar with the area it‘s set in. I may just reserve the audio since you say it‘s so good @JamieArc 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Yes! LOVE this one. Makes me want to read more from him! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Dragonfly erotica?! 🤔 I might have to give this a try! 3mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly A perfect comment. 😂 3mo
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peanutnine
Witch King | Martha Wells
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This was such a brilliant fantasy. The world building was phenomenal & the storytelling was thoughtfully paced. It was so interesting following Kai's quest to find answers in the present, balanced by the story of the past which revealed more & more of his and the world's origins.
This book was on my radar but I was hesitant to dive into such a sprawling fantasy. I'm so glad Sarah put it on her #ALSpine list, which encouraged me to pick it up!

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CBee
The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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So thankful to Julie @RebelReader for putting this on her #ALSpine list, as it gave me the push I needed to finally read it! Loved this story about Lakshmi and her family, both blood and found. I‘ve always been fascinated by the art of henna and appreciated the glossary (and recipes!) at the end.
#readyourkindle #doublespin #auldlangspine

RebelReader I have the next one in the trilogy on my TBR shelf. 😜 I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 4mo
CBee @RebelReader yes! I added both to my TBR after I finished 😊♥️ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
IMASLOWREADER that was an awesome story… 4mo
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Read4life
The Christmas Surprise | Jenny Colgan
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I‘m now caught up on my January read posts. 🤓

I like Colgan‘s books and this wrapped up this series nicely. Another series completed.

#AuldLangSpine #ALSpine #BookSpinBingo #readyourTBR #Roll100 #SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Awesome! Still working on doing my January book reviews. 5mo
KadaGul @Read4life I'm glad you enjoyed Jenny Colgan series. 5mo
PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 5mo
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JamieArc
Wellness | Nathan Hill
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February‘s #Bookspin list, with some more from my match‘s #ALSpine list, some #LitsyToB choices, and some others I just really want to read. The tagged is one I‘ve been picking up and putting down too many times over the past few months so it‘s time to finally finish!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Suet624 I hope you get #11 5mo
JamieArc @Suet624 Me too! It‘s one of those books I want to read so badly but just haven‘t yet. 5mo
JamieArc 13,2 5mo
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Read4life
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I was happy to return to the Christmas Bookshop and all of the fun, quirky & caring characters.

#AuldLangSpine #ALSpine #BookSpinBingo #readyourTBR #Roll100 #SeriesLove2024

PuddleJumper ❄️❄️❄️ 5mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
KadaGul @Read4life I am glad you enjoyed Jenny Colgan. She is my go to for anytime I need to decompress from work or if I read something that made me sad. Sometimes her books has European slang or references that I have to look 👀 to make sure I understand the context. #jennycolgan 5mo
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You Better Be Lightning | Andrea Gibson
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I have read this slow. Tried to take some time each day, on the train, during lunch, in a quiet minute after dark, or hidden away in a bathroom-stall in the place where I work. This got to me. But in so many different ways. And I learned more than ever, that you read differently in every different (head-)space.

Thank you again for chosing this @JamieArc

#ALSpine @monalyisha

JamieArc I‘m so glad you liked (like doesn‘t feel the appropriate word) this one. I felt the same - how many different ways it got to me. Hope you are doing well and having a good reading month 😊 5mo
yourfavouritemixtape @JamieArc I do! It‘s a very interesting one. I hope you started well with your new job? 5mo
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This YA fantasy has pirates, witches, mermaids, and so many diverse characters. The novel follows a few character arcs including Imperial born Evelyn, orphaned non-binary Flora/Florian, and a pirate, Rake. We also get interludes from The Sea. I adored the writing in this book, the diversity, and the interesting lore. 4/5!

Thank you, @shortsarahrose for recommending this for #auldlangspine #alspine I look forward to reading more from your list!!

shortsarahrose Yay! So glad you enjoyed this one. I read it last year because it was on my #AuldLangSpine list from @peanutnine 5mo
Lin3han @shortsarahrose omg like a chain!! I‘m hoping to get Rosemary‘s Baby soon. It‘s not available in any of my libraries so I‘m shopping around some local bookstores! 5mo
peanutnine Woohoo recommendation chain! 🎉 This one deserves all the love 5mo
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shortsarahrose I hope you enjoy it! It‘s a good spooky read. I‘m really enjoying Fourth Wing so far! My library loan ran out though, so I have to wait to get it back. I did just get Horrorstör, so I‘ll start that while I wait. 5mo
Lin3han @peanutnine it was so lovely!! I want a whole book about the Xohibe and The Pirate Supreme. Their story is so fascinating @shortsarahrose 5mo
peanutnine @Lin3han @shortsarahrose there is a sequel/companion novel that came out late last year, I still need to read it 5mo
shortsarahrose Also, I haven‘t read it yet, but a sequel to this one came out towards the end of last year 5mo
shortsarahrose Haha love that we have the same comment @peanutnine 5mo
peanutnine @shortsarahrose 😂 great minds 5mo
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