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kwmg40
The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
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This book from the #1001 list follows a “whisky priest“ in Mexico as he runs from persecution. The story is both sad and moving, as the priest struggles with his own conscience and reflects upon his religion and faith.

Finished my 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary and it's also my #BookSpin book for this month!
@Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2h
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UwannaPublishme
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Nichelle is one classy & resilient woman who always stood her ground when racist execs tried to squelch her career or oust her most famous character. Loved the heartfelt stories of her strongest allies:Gene R & MLK plus revelations about ST:TOS cast & origin, her amazing singing career & her impact on diversifying NASA. It breaks my heart that Nichelle is now in the midst of mistreatment & a conservatorship battle.😢
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TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2h
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LeafingThroughLife
What Storm, What Thunder | Myriam J. A. Chancy
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I‘ve been struggling with this for a while now, and I think it might be time to call it quits. The topic (2010 earthquake in Haiti) is compelling and the writing is good, I just think novels that are multiple POV/read like interconnected short stories should come with a warning label because 90% of the time they just don‘t work for me. I couldn‘t stay engaged with this one so on to my next adventure. January #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit - it always feels good to me to get those off the list!! 2h
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JackOBotts
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My #WeekendReading will consist of Kate Winkler Dawson‘s narrative nonfiction about London‘s 5 days of deathly smog…and murder. She is a fantastic storyteller…fans of Erik Larson & true crime would enjoy. She also hosts a podcast, Tenfold More Wicked. This is my January #bookspin pick. 👍🏼

Andrew65 Looks good, enjoy. 13h
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mrsmarch
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4 down from this #bookspin board
Plus Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia MacNeal
Plus Chimamanda Adichie‘s Notes on Grief in one sitting at the Athenaeum
Detouring with reread of the tagged book for book club this weekend
Then forward march to Ms Wheatley
Phew

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Daisey
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I‘ve reached my January goal of reading through letter 150 of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, and this fulfills my #BookSpin square 8 for January.

I tend to always be a bit amused when Tolkien writes about American publishers in his letters. He never seems to have a very good opinion of them. This quote is from letter 145 to Rayner Unwin.

#TolkiensLetters #FellowshipOfTolkien

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Wonder what the appalling jacket cover looked like? 👀 20h
BookwormAHN I think he should have been more upset with the 3rd one that make Bilbo look like the ring master in a circus. Thanks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 😸 19h
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BookwormAHN, what a brilliant description of how that cover looks 😂 it‘s definitely the worst cover 18h
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! And @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I can see why he wasn't satisfied with the cover, oh my gosh 😂 14h
Daisey @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BookwormAHN It really is interesting to see the variety. I agree some of the others are much worse than the first American edition. Personally, I think the worst I‘ve seen in relation to the stories are the cover art by Barbara Remington. 10h
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sarahbellum
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I swear I did get up from this spot today 😂. Finished the 4th Agatha Raisin with my other sleepy reading buddy in tow 😻 #catsoflitsy. This was just a so so read for me. The ending seemed very abrupt and we get it: Agatha has an estranged husband haha

#BookSpin complete! ✅

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14h
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merelybookish
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Jean Rhys, the writer of discarded women. The novella begins as Julia must figure out her next step. Her most recent gentleman/companion has ceased payment on her hotel. On a whim she returns to England where she faces various indignities. Julia wanted more than respectable impoverishment, but in her 30s, as her beauty fades, is paying the price. Her scraping by is hard to read but this is a sharp indictment on the coldness of society. Rhys's 👇

merelybookish prose is beautiful and penetrating. I was struck at her ability to represent the mental toll life has taken on Julia. Writing depression, dissociation, and trauma in such an accurate way. Also her survival skills. It's a powerful piece of writing! 1d
merelybookish Have now read both my #bookspin and #doublespin for January. @TheAromaofBooks 24h
Leftcoastzen It‘s been on the pile for years , need to get to it! 23h
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14h
merelybookish @Leftcoastzen It's a short read and well worth it! 11h
batsy Excellent review! 10h
readordierachel "the writer of discarded women" I love that! 4h
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llwheeler
Castle of Wizardry | David Eddings
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January #BookSpin done! @TheAromaofBooks

This was one of my bookspins last year that I didn't get to, so I was happy it was pulled again this month.

I found the pacing a little odd, but despite that this is probably my favourite of the Belgariad so far. Only one more book to go! Hopefully I'll get to it next month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
wanderinglynn I love this series! ❤️ 1d
llwheeler @wanderinglynn I'm sad I never read it when I was younger, but better late than never! 1d
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julieclair
Lilla's Feast (Revised) | Frances Osborne
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@TheAromaofBooks please add me to the list

I'm brand new to Litsy and excited to clear some of my TBR pile with this challenge!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Glad to have you along!!! I will add you to the tag list, which means you will also get tagged next week when I post the February reminder post, so don't let that confuse you haha 1d
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Thanks so much for organizing this! Such a fun way to tackle my ever growing TBR pile. 12h
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy 🤗🤗🤗 11h
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