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#JoysOfJune
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bthegood
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A few hours left in the #JoysofJune readathon and
A few days left this month - #BookSpinBingo

Make a great day everyone - 🙂

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OriginalCyn620
Untitled | Unknown
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Just now getting to post this update for #JoysOfJune, but I did meet my reading goals for the #readathon!

Andrew65 That‘s great, well done 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 4d
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Gissy
She Gets the Girl | Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick
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Pickpick

Alex will help Molly to get the attention of Cora and at the same time this will help Alex to gain the trust of her ex girlfriend. The story is predictable but it was cute. There are other topics like knowing and accept yourself, cultural identity, alcoholism and believe in yourself. You will love Alex and her relationship with Molly. I really enjoyed it. I didn‘t know the authors are married so lovely their acknowledgment notes🥰3⭐️That cover😍

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4d
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Gissy
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Pickpick

A combination of family/couple drama, related with a boarding school, character looking for her life identity and independence. So good. The audiobook was excellent. Many unlikely characters, many perspectives but so well integrated. Even when some twists were predictable to me I was wrong in The Who did it. Fast read. 3.8/4⭐️ The gifts in this subscription box for this were practical. I liked them.

Gissy 4th book read during #JoysOfJune @Andrew65
June 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#2022ReadimgGoals read oldies in tbr I have several books unread from this book subscription.
#SummerVibes
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4d
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Still Life | Val McDermid
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So far I only have one book for the #20in4 #ReadAThon
The one I didn't finish in #JoysOfJune

Will see what I feel like reading once this one is finished

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Loved this book. 4d
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Gissy
Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I‘m not a fan of books written in verse but the audiobook helped me in this reading process. I appreciate when authors explain within the story foreign words or expressions. Spanish is my first language, but some words here were not familiar to me. But besides that, what a beautiful story. Loved it. A family drama, with secrets, betrayal, grief, but also hope and second chances. Two families will revealed how Yahaira and Camino are related. 4⭐️

Gissy Second book read by this author and I‘m looking to read her first one❤️ Clap when you land is also part of our traditions not necessarily with younger generations.

3rd book read during #JoysOfJune Readathon @Andrew65
June 2022 #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin @TheAromaOfBooks
#PrideMonth female-female relation
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marleed I read this book a couple summers back, and I‘m still thinking about it. I secretly clap when I land now. I didn‘t physically own the book but finally picked it up on a 3 for 2 sale last week - I just want it in my 5* library! 5d
Gissy @marleed At the beginning I didn‘t know if I would like it because of the format it‘s is written, but then I read it physically with the audiobook and it was easier for me. I couldn‘t put it down. So lovely, sad story and loved the end. The book is pretty under the dust jacket too. The audiobook is narrated by the author. Your purchase was worthy. There are some book stories that are kept in my mind for ever and this will be one of them
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4d
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Gissy
The Butcher | Jennifer Hillier
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Mixed feelings with this book. You know who The Butcher is just in the first chapter but the story was interesting how the author was building this character. However, some actions were so unrealistic and some were too predictable. But I liked the writing style as a thriller🤷🏽‍♀️. I can‘t say almost anything without spoil the story. 3⭐️

Gissy First book read during #JoysOfJune Readathon @Andrew65

June 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
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Gissy #2022ReadingGoals Read books old in tbr 5d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 5d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4d
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Rissa1
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I met 3 of the 6 #JoysOfJune goals. I am happy though. Life got in the way but all were good reasons. My best friend came to town. My teenager actually wanted to have conversations with me. So I am considering this readathon a success. @Andrew65

Megabooks Great photo of you two! 5d
Andrew65 Well done, a great success! 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 4d
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TheAromaofBooks
Sacred Clowns | Tony Hillerman
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I was pretty excited to pick up the next installment of the Leaphorn & Chee series. There was good pacing here, and even though there was still a bit too much of Chee mooning over what to do about Janet, I really enjoy exploring his desire to balance his religious beliefs with his police work. At one point, he is trying to explain to Janet how he defines the Navajo concept of “hozho,“ a sort of state of harmony and balance. He says ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) “[an example] - terrible drought, crops dead, sheep dying. Spring dried out. No water. The Hopi, or the Christian, maybe the Moslem, they pray for rain. The Navajo has the proper ceremony done to restore himself to harmony with the drought.“

Chee's genuine belief in the traditions and ceremonies of the Navajo are balanced by the more pragmatic Leaphorn who, while not scornful, is definitely skeptical. I'm really enjoying this series ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) and am already looking forward to the next!!

#Pantone2022 @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Arizona @megnews
#19822022 @Librarybelle
#JoysofJune (final book!!) 2159/2000pgs @Andrew65
#NoShameReadathon22 - Detective Novel @Nessavamusic
#BookSpinBingo
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Librarybelle Hooray!! Lots of prompts! 6d
Clwojick Great job! So many prompts checked off! 6d
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TheAromaofBooks
The Copenhagen Connection | Elizabeth Peters
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If you're looking for a book to take seriously, give this one a miss. But if you're just looking for a fun, slightly ridiculous romp around Copenhagen with plenty of tongue-in-cheek tropes, this may be the book for you. I've been slowly working my way through Peters's backlog and while this wasn't a new instant favorite, it was a genuinely fun time.

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#JoysofJune - 1854/2000pgs @Andrew65
#BookSpinBingo

CarolynM While I agree it‘s not her best, I reread it on a flight to Copenhagen a few years ago, then had fun relating things back to the book (like Queen Margrethe‘s tomb (supposedly😆) and the carousel in the Tivoli Gardens) Have you got to my favourite standalone yet - that‘s great fun for comparing with the real world 5d
TheAromaofBooks Not yet, but it is on the list!! I fell in love with her writing via Amelia Peabody. So far I've enjoyed her writing under this name more so than the novels she wrote under the name of Barbara Michaels - those seem to be a lot more melodramatic 😂 5d
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