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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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January 2020 #WrapUp
Haven‘t done a wrap up in ages but I‘m trying to do better tracking my reading in 2020.
January was a pretty good month:
Read: 10 Books Total
8 Fiction, 2 NF (1 cookbook)
9 Written by Women
Print: 5, E-Book: 3, Audio: 2
Library: 4, ARCs: 5, Purchased: 1
Best Reads: Know My Name & The Hollows 📚❤️

I also managed to read a book for #NewYearWhoDis, do the #BelowZer00s #buddyread & stick with posting daily for #QuotsyJan20 🎉

Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 great month of reading titles!!!! 3y
Mitch What a great month! 😻 3y
Suet624 Fantastic selection! 3y
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Reviewsbylola Fantastic month! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Nute What a nice surprise to see Pollyanna!🙂 3y
MrBook #NiceStack!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I know this received mixed reviews from my fellow #BelowZer00s , but I like this one. In my second reading of this - 1st time was a few years ago - I really picked up on the study of grief and the effects of trauma. REM‘s Everybody Hurts went through my mind as Atkinson unveiled layer upon layer of each story. Jackson Brodie is such a flawed character, yet I‘d want him to be on my side. The mystery wasn‘t fully there, but it still a good read. ⬇️

Librarybelle I‘m a little late to the the party, but thanks to @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB for hosting! 3y
Librarybelle I‘m using this for my Letter C for #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia 3y
mcctrish I love Jackson Brodie 3y
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Cinfhen Great review and wonderful song choice 🎶you can check out the discussion threads/ they appear on @BarbaraBB page ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB Fab review! I must say I liked the book a lot more after our discussion! 3y
Librarybelle @mcctrish ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Repost for @BarbaraBB :
Thanks to all of you for participating in our #BelowZer00s party 💜

We hope you‘re in for another buddy read! From May 15-17 we will host #MAYbeNow, a throwback to the past decade & of course in our signature party style 🎶💃🕺

Was there a book you meant to read published between 2010-19 that somehow slipped away?Well, here‘s your chance to nominate it. After Thursday Jan 16‬ we‘ll be back to inform you about the voting!

Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I don't know how I feel about this book honestly but you can read about it at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3142709172?type=review#...

Rating: 3⭐ (I think it's fair!)

Thank you @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB for hosting this fun #BelowZer00s #buddyread!

BarbaraBB I know what you mean and I love your edition and picture! Hope you‘ll be there again for #MAYbeNow! Did you vote already? 🤍 3y
thereadingowlvina @BarbaraBB Aw thanks! Oh no, don't think I was tagged! I did not there's another one coming up. I go check now! 😬 3y
BarbaraBB I am sorry if we forgot to tag you but we‘d love to have you join again. Just click on the hashtag 💝 3y
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thereadingowlvina @BarbaraBB Ah no worries! Yup, I'll click on the hashtag and see our selection for May! This is exciting!!! 😊💖 3y
Cinfhen I think I did tag you but it‘s possible I missed you by accident/ sorry 😐 3y
thereadingowlvina @Cinfhen No worries!!! 😁 3y
Cinfhen Thanks 😊 hope you‘ll join in the vote 💓💓💓 3y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#BelowZer00s #buddyread
I‘m between so-so & pick but rounding up because even feeling crappy & stuffy🤧I wanted to finish & find out what happened—even if it took all weekend. (I‘ll be answering the discussion ??? tomorrow) I liked the pops of dark humor, liked Brodie & that there were some good twists. Didn‘t like keeping track of so many characters & that it slogged a bit. Max🐱says that he enjoyed the parts with cats but the not missing cats.🙀

batsy Hope you're feeling well soon! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 3y
BarbaraBB Feel better soon! The discussion is to be found on my thread and certainly worth a peek! ❤️ 3y
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mabell Great photo! Even under the weather, you‘re so creative! Feel better soon! 3y
CaroPi Recover... Here is virus season and I am also sick lying in bed 3y
Crazeedi Max is a great reviewer! I agree with him!💗🐱 3y
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Max is quite right!!!! Hope that cold is on its way out 🤞🏼🤞🏼 3y
AmyG Feel better! Max is a handsome nurse. ❤️ 3y
rubyslippersreads Cold viruses must travel through the Internet, because I have one too. 🤒 Max looks very regal. 😻👑 3y
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Thanks to every who participated in our #BelowZer00s BuddyRead this weekend 🥳I have book 2 up for grabs. If you‘d like to continue on with the series I‘m happy to send you the next book💜Special shoutout to my fabulous cohost @BarbaraBB 😘Hope ya‘ll join us for #MAYbeNow coming May 2020🕺🏾

Caroline2 I thought book one was ok but I bailed on Book two!! 😆 3y
Cinfhen I didn‘t like book one enough to continue on with the series but I had already purchased this book @Caroline2 😂😂 3y
TrishB Thanks for hosting Cindy and Barbara 😘 @BarbaraBB 3y
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BarbaraBB It was a pleasure again to be your co-host! I think @Bklover mentioned she is interested in the second Atkinson! 3y
BarbaraBB @TrishB Thanks for participating 💜 3y
Crazeedi I'm in with whatever!! 3y
Cinfhen I love these buddyreads @TrishB @BarbaraBB @Crazeedi so glad ya‘ll be back for our next one 💓📚🎉 3y
Bklover I‘ll be back too! Can‘t wait to see what book is chosen next. And I am definitely interested in book two of Atkinson. 3y
Cinfhen Perfect @Bklover and I‘ll happily mail you book 2!! 3y
Bklover @Cinfhen Thank you so much! 💕💕 (edited) 3y
JennyM Thanks for hosting ladies @BarbaraBB . I‘m going to continue with the series and am glad you‘ve found a home for the book, Cindy with @Bklover You are generous as ever 😘 (edited) 3y
BarbaraBB @JennyM Thank you for joining! 💜 3y
vivastory Thanks to both of you for hosting. I really enjoyed this book & learning more about my fellow Littens. I can't wait for the buddy read in May! @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 🙌📚 3y
Cinfhen Sorry I missed the live discussion yesterday but so glad you were both able to join in @vivastory @JennyM Excited to see what our next read will be 😄 3y
readordierachel Thanks again for hosting! Looking forward to doing it again 💕 3y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen are you reading these? Or a different buddy read? 3y
Cinfhen Nope, we are not reading the sequel as a buddy read @Crazeedi although you might want to suggest one!! We still haven‘t voted on a book yet but I‘ll keep you posted 3y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen ok thank you! I'll be looking for your decision! 3y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#belowzer00s a few hours late but here's my thoughts on the book! Thanks for hosting Cindy & Barbara! @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen The three cases are not originally connected BUT when Theo has his asthma attack it‘s the homeless girl who saves him. The homeless girl turns out to be the now grown baby daughter of Michelle, the mom who was accused of killing her husband with an ax. 3y
Cinfhen Do you want the next book?? I bought it but I‘m not interested in continuing on with the series! 3y
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen ah ok, thanks (re first comment). I'm currently running very low on physical space for books, so thanks but no thanks to the second book - I'll either wait to see if it becomes a #Kindledeal or get rid of some of my other books first! 😂❤😘 3y
Cinfhen I understand completely 3y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#BelowZer00s #buddyread, question 5/5

vivastory 😂😂 Probably a bulldog 3y
Hooked_on_books Ha! Funny that you‘d ask this. I think I‘d be a mastiff. A bit lazy, generally healthy, affectionate with my family but a bit aloof around others. 3y
JaclynW Fun question! I would be a king charles cavalier or cocker spaniel. According to Google, their temperament is: Fearless, Affectionate, Sweet Disposition, Sociable, Patient, Adaptable, Playful, and Intelligent. They can also suffer from separation anxiety and they best enjoy being in a household environment around people. This sums me up pretty good. (Although I'm not especially fearless, nor do I like hunting. So except for those 2 things...) 😊 3y
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Billypar Chihuahua? Small, persistent, cold all the time in the winter.. 😅 3y
readordierachel This question is awesome 😆 but I have no idea. Love your thoughtful answer @JaclynW ! 3y
Mdargusch My best friend growing up always said I reminded her of my schnauzer- I do have quite a beard. 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Bklover I‘d be a Maltese. I have two of them and they are the laziest dogs I‘ve ever seen. I also googled lazy dog breeds and there they were. They also like to eat and have their back scratched. Yep. 3y
JaclynW @vivastory @Hooked_on_books @Billypar @readordierachel @Mdargusch @Bklover I'm loving everyone's answers! I feel like I need to go poll my family now.😄 3y
readordierachel @Bklover 🤣🤣 I like the way you think 3y
JennyM Probably a Labrador - loyal, family friendly but tends to eats too much 🤣 3y
BookwormAHN I'd be Lhasa Apso. I've had so many of them that I think they've entered my DNA. 3y
peaknit I‘m a Chow, I think. Fiercely loyal but content just standing by on the ready. And once I don‘t like someone, it‘s over. Takes a long time for me to get frustrated but once I am done I am done like a Chow, they can be a grumpy breed if they don‘t like you 😊 And fluffy, way too much hair, my short hair doesn‘t grow longer, it grows bigger😂 3y
Andrew65 Not well enough up on my breeds of dog! Pretty one off character, so possibly a mix of the features of different dogs. Does that make me a mongrel. 🙄😔 3y
Kalalalatja I‘m not sure about the breed, but something small, protective, a bit of a pleaser and with a temperament 🐶😄 3y
AnneCecilie I have no idea, I‘m not that into different breeds. Something lazy who want to stay inside 3y
Cinfhen Great answers everyone!!! Thanks for cozying up with us @AnneCecilie @Kalalalatja @Andrew65 @peaknit @BookwormAHN @JennyM @readordierachel @JaclynW @vivastory @Hooked_on_books @Billypar @Bklover @Mdargusch Hope you‘ll join us for #MAYbeNow #buddyread coming May 2020 featuring a book from the last decade (2010-2019) 🤓 3y
Bklover @AnneCecilie you can be a Maltese like me. Laziest dogs ever! 3y
SamAnne Border collie! A middle-aged border collie.... 3y
CarolynM I'm a cat 3y
Billypar You raise a good point @CarolynM - I think many of us on this site are closer to the cat spectrum 😸 3y
Billypar Thanks @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB for organizing this fun weekend! Loved the book discussion and trip back in time 👏👏👏 3y
Cinfhen You‘re hilarious @CarolynM 😹😹😹😹😹 (edited) 3y
Cinfhen So glad you were able to join us @Billypar ❤️ 3y
JaclynW @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Thanks for a fun 3 days and a new book introduction! 3y
HeathHof My daughter's are telling me that I would be a poodle🐩🤣 3y
Crazeedi Labrador retriever!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! What a fun question and love all the answers! 😁 I don‘t know enough of breeds of dogs, but I guess something loyal and strong willed is close. Thanks for hosting a fun party and great discussion questions @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen (edited) 3y
batsy Fun question that I'm not sure how to answer! I guess I'll be a mixed breed... Confused, not knowing from whence I came or where I'm heading, but with a lot of love and loyalty for all the good people in my life 😁 3y
bookandbedandtea Is there a breed of dog which prefers to be solitary? I can't think of one. I think I'd be a cat, which is weird for me to think as I much prefer to interact with dogs than cats. 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Simona Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Easy going, naturally quiet and pretty lazy. 3y
DebinHawaii I think I lean to the cat side too personality wise but I do love dogs. I guess I would say a Basset Hound lazy, easygoing, people-oriented but would just as soon take a nap most of the time & also a bit stubborn.😉🐶 Big thanks to @Cinfhen & @BarbaraBB for hosting this fun #buddyread 😘 3y
bookandcat Uhhhh I don't really do dogs! I'll ask my husband. Okay just asked and he says I'm a corgi. Idk why. 3y
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