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TheAromaofBooks
The Magic of Ordinary Days | Ann Howard Creel
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Pickpick

This was my #LMPBC book for January so I don't want to say too much. Basically, I really liked the story, but really didn't like the main character haha She was incredibly self-absorbed, and I thought she stayed that way all the way through.

Final book for #JumpStart2022 as I did finish this Monday!! @Lizpixie @Clwojick
#Pantone2022 - Fragile Sprout - it seemed like it matched better in real life haha @Clwojick
#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks #RoadTripUSA - Colorado @megnews
#WickedWords - New @AsYouWish (this was a January read/word lol)
#19822022 - 2001 @Librarybelle
#OWLs #HistoryofMagic - Hogwarts, A History
#TheShelfieChronicles - 22 letters in the title (!)
#BuildYourLibrary - Set during a war
3mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! Have you ever watched the movie?? I think it was on Hallmark and they still play it every once in a while. I liked the movie (but that could be more so because Skeet Ulrich is in it and I have a small…okay major crush on that man 😁)💙💙💙💙 3mo
Lizpixie Well done you!👏👏👏 3mo
Librarybelle Another great choice for so many prompts!! 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Nation of Enemies | H.A. Raynes
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Mehso-so

My goal for #22booksin22 is the 22 oldest, stand-alone ebooks on my Kindle. Lingering since April of 2016, this one was the oldest!! In Raynes's 2032, the US is in a state of incredible unrest. Ten years before, MedID was introduced, a chip that tracks all of your medical data & also assesses your DNA to determine your medical ID number based on how likely you are to develop medical conditions or diseases. There's a magic cut-off number that I ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) can't remember now, like 72 or whatever, & everyone above a 72 is able to get jobs, move freely from place to place, or emigrate to another country. If you're below a 72, no one wants to hire you, countries don't want you to come live there, and consequently you struggle to find housing or ways to support your family. The 2032 presidential election is looming, and the book focuses on various characters trying to control the outcome. ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) The creepy thing is that this book was actually published in 2015, long before anyone was talking about vaccine mandates or passports, so this book felt both behind and ahead of its time, if that makes sense. The beginning of the book was very good, setting the stage, but it slowly devolved into a rather basic thriller, with a wild-eyed religious man pulling the strings behind the curtain. It still would have been a soft pick except ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) the ending was dreadful, with basically no resolution to any of the questions that had been raised. I'm glad to have this one off the list, but I struggled with it - it was also way too long at 528pgs. Still, first book down for #22booksin22 @jb72 !!!

Also:
#JumpStart2022 (finished this last week haha) @Clwojick @Lizpixie
#Pantone2022 - Daffodil @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 - New Hampshire (bit of a stretch, but we were there for a couple⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) chapters haha) @megnews
#Fourfoursin22 - Incubator @lauredhel
#AlmostaChunkster
#MountTBR
#OWLs #Divination
#BeattheBacklist2022 - Forgotten on ereader
#TheShelfieChronicles - Character with 2 different lives
#BookSpinBingo
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Clare-Dragonfly Jeez, that sounds like it could have been really interesting if it had stuck with it! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - So much of his premise was really intriguing, with an entire country full of civil unrest, small communities popping up created by people whose MedID numbers aren't high enough to get good jobs, this idea of an underground MedID operation that can change your number, people who are proponents of the system because they believe it will lead to the eradication of health issues... but it just sort of fizzles away into a typical ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) “crazy religious people want to kill the president, manly man must stop them“ plot without really any resolution to any of the concepts brought up by the MedID. It was quite frustrating when the book just... ended! 3mo
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PageShifter
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Pickpick

I liked this book more than the previous book. This had again the same action that I love and Rose was also again her snarky & fun herself.

I am not a big fun of love triangles and romance in this hole series was never really doing it's thing to me. I didn't still mind it because there were always so much more happening and romance was only one part of the bigger picture.

#SeriesRead2022 #TheSupernaturalYear (Wayward Son) #JumpStart2022 #20in4

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖📚 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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PageShifter
All of Us Villains | Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman
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Mehso-so

If you think how this is a book about tournament where people are supposed to kill each others there wasn't so much killing in this book.

This book felt sometimes a bit overwhelming: this book had much to get familiar with.

I always like darker books so I enjoyed reading this. I just had so high expectations for this one.

#SeriesRead2022 #TheSupernaturalYear (Leviathans) #JumpStart2022 #20in4

TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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Lizpixie
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My official stats for the #Jumpstart2022 #readathon! I finished 12 books and started 3 others. Unfortunately I didn‘t keep a month long timer, my bloody app reset with me realising so I have no clue how many hours I clocked up but 7 of the 12 were over 500pgs so it must‘ve been a few. My favourite of the month is a tossup between The Storyteller & the Elizabeth Bear books, with an honourable mention to To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lizpixie Thanks to my cohost @Clwojick for another great start to the year. I know I‘ve been missing a lot this month with The Great Library Clean but it‘s been fun. Definitely do it again next year?😘❤️ 4mo
Clwojick Definitely on again for next year! I‘m always so motivated during the beginning of the year! 4mo
Lizpixie Me too! I know it was only 12 books finished but all up I read 5,933 pages! And that‘s without counting the pages read in the 3 books I started too. Always sounds better counting pages instead of book numbers🙌 4mo
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TheSpineView
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 31 and final results for the #JumpStart2022 readathon hosted by @Lizpixie and @Clwojick

I read for 10 hours yesterday. That brings my total tme for the month to 190.75 hours. My original goal was 100 hours, which I long surpassed. I set a new goal of 200 hours and came very close. In addition, I read 25 books in January. A successful January!

peanutnine Amazing! 4mo
TheSpineView @peanutnine Thank you! 4mo
wanderinglynn Wow! Awesome! 👏 👏 👏 4mo
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RamsFan1963
Ending Big | Greyson Bryan
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With the end of January come the end of three readathons.
#WinterCozy 12/01/21 - 01/31/22 32 books. 190:29:56
#Jumpstart2022 01/01/22 - 01/31/22 17 books 90:29:56
#20in4 01/28/22 - 01/31/22 1 book 10:21:15

Thank you @PuddleJumper @Lizpixie @Clwojick and @Andrew65 for hosting.

PuddleJumper That's amazing! 4mo
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Cortg
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My January reads. Managed a book club book, a few #pop22 books and a few just for me books. #JumpStart2022

Clwojick Way to go! 4mo
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TheSpineView
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 30 results for the #JumpStart2022 readathon hosted by @Lizpixie and @Clwojick

I read read 3.75 hours yesterday. My total time for January is now 180.75. My goal is 200 hours. I should break 190 but doubt I will get to the 200.

Clwojick You‘ve done brilliantly 💖💖💖💖 4mo
TheSpineView @Clwojick Thank you! 4mo
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Andrew65
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Mehso-so

This is the second book in the series, but definitely not as enjoyable as the first. I feel the book is a touch on the short side, and because of that it felt rushed. I feel the book needed fleshing out more and for the characters to be more 3-Dimensional. Until the end there wasn‘t much about Rhona and again this just needed more. I hope there is a bit more depth to book 3.

27th Book #JumpStart2022 4th book #20in4

EadieB I agree with your review! Too short and rushed! 4mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Glad it wasn‘t just me. 4mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 💖💖 4mo
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