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julieclair
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Humorous essays about author Bill Bryson‘s move back to the USA after 20 years abroad. First published in 1999, so some of the essays are a bit dated (particularly the ones about technology), but are still good for a chuckle. And there are a few actual laugh-out-loud moments. Originally written as newspaper columns, the pieces are short and quick to read. Great to keep on hand for a brief, uplifting humor break during a busy or stressful day.

Clwojick Sounds great! I‘ve heard tons of great things about this author. 1w
dabbe I am not lying. I laughed so hard I peed reading A Walk in the Woods. And if you grew up in the 50s-60s, The Thunderbolt Kid is for you. His book on Shakespeare was fascinating as well. LOVE this guy. 🤣❣️🤣 1w
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julieclair @Clwojick @dabbe I definitely want to read more of his books. I had no idea he had a book on Shakespeare! 1w
dabbe @julieclair I didn't either until a teacher told me about it. It's titled Shakespeare: The World as a Stage, and it was informative and funny (a Bryson trademark!). 1w
julieclair @dabbe Thanks for the heads up about Shakespeare. I‘ve added it to my TBR stack. 👍 1w
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Coffeymuse
Untitled | Unknown
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I was working on “Black House“ last week but was finding it was slow going for me. It's due with holds on it at the library and I'm okay with getting it again in a couple of months.

So, I'll start “Daisy Jones“ at lunch today and then once that's done I'll do my January #TBRDeckOfCards read.

Here's to a great week of reading!

#WeeklyForecast #BookReport

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Coffeymuse
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It's #TBRDeckOfCards time!

Yes, I'm using my SPN cards for this project :)

I drew the Queen of Hearts and the corresponding genre is Sci-Fi, specifically cyberpunk.

I've decided on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?“ for my title.

What are you going to read, @bklover?

Bklover Good question. I wouldn‘t know a good cyberpunk book if it bit me! 2w
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Coffeymuse
Untitled | Unknown
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Here's my reading goals for 2023.

If I read all 24 of #Bookspin #Bingo, I'll have read 72 books.

The 60 books does not include series I keep up with and their new releases. Plus, there's a couple of older series I've been reading so it could easily be 70+ for the year.

However, my goal is 60 books this years and I feel that's very doable.

I'm going to participate in #Booked2023 and #Roll100 along with #TBRDeckofCards and Bookspin Bingo.

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Coffeymuse
Down Comes the Night | Allison Saft
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One of the 2023 reading challenges I'm going to do is #TBRDeckOfCards!

I've come up with 52 subgenres that I haven't read. Then when I draw a card at the end of the month, I'll have a new to me subgenre to read!

For January, I drew gothic romance and decided on “Down Comes the Night.“ Now, technically this is YA gothic romance fantasy but it looks good!

#TBRDeckOfCards was popular in 2022, do I need to tag someone? TIA!

Bklover Me me me! 1mo
Coffeymuse @Bklover I'd be glad to tag you in this! 1mo
Bklover Already selected a book. (Just googled gothic romances) I‘m going to read A Stitch In Time because it‘s already on my kindle. 😊 1mo
Coffeymuse @Bklover That looks good! Let me know if you like it! 1mo
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Kangaj1
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Here's my list for #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

Hoping to get to #AuthorAMonth #TBRDeckofCards (from Oct!) #Roll100 (for Oct and Nov) and finally finish my #Booked2022 that have been hanging out there awhile.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 3mo
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Kangaj1
The The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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@thearomaofbooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

#TBRDeckOfCards #Roll100 #covertocover

Here's my October list. I've been thinking about how I want to structure my reading next year. I am planning to limit my challenges and read either spines of a certain color each month from my shelves or focus on one shelf per month. I did not read near enough of my owned TBR and I am hoping this will help!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
SamAnne Loved Round House! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Reef | Nora Roberts
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A soft pick - not my favorite Roberts book but still quite readable. The Past section kind of stressed me out just because I knew something bad would have to happen to break them up and I don't like waiting for the bad stuff haha But I actually did like Tate and Matthew together. I appreciate how Roberts can find random jobs/settings for her stories and still make them work. I loved the descriptions of life underwater and the whole concept of ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) treasure diving. I loved Tate's parents and Matthew's uncle and the sense of family and community they had. The story did feel slow in spots but still an enjoyable read.

#19822022 & #192025 - 1998 @Librarybelle
#TBRDeckofCards
#Pantone2022 - Lichen Blue @Clwojick
#WickedWords - Pirate (August) @AsYouWish
#MtTBR
#BookSpinBingo
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Clwojick Great colour match! 5mo
Librarybelle Another great book to fit multiple prompts! 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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I've had this one since December 2020 when @HufflepuffGirl90 sent it to me for the #LitsyLoveWinterSwap so at least I am finally reading it!! I was a little slow getting into this one as I am never huge on the "evil psychopath child" trope (and wasn't the creepy kid in Baby Teeth also a Hannah???) but as the other storylines got going, I was totally sucked in. Even though it honestly got a little ridiculous at times, it was pacy enough to keep⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) me from asking too many questions. 😂 A fun read if you just roll with it.

#TBRDeckofCards (April) @Clwojick
#192025 (2018) @Librarybelle
#MtTBR
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Librarybelle “A fun read if you just roll with it” - love it! 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Jade Fire Gold | June C Tan
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Just look at this gorgeous #OwlCrate edition!! And I didn't get it in my photo but the edges are sprayed green as well!! I really enjoyed this fantasy. Overall the pacing was fairly good although it did bog down in spots. I liked the characters and was rooting for them, although the romance was not completely believable to me. This one is listed as a standalone, yet the final little epilogue definitely has a "in the next book" vibe?? Whilst ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) checking the author's website to see if there was anything about a sequel (nothing I could find) I did stumble across the one thing I felt this book was really lacking - a map! Why can't all books include maps!??! I printed it off and tucked it into this book for next time!

#TBRDeckofCards (July) @Clwojick
#MtTBR
#192025 (2021) @Librarybelle
#BookSpinBingo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚💛 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Soooo many fantasy books lack maps when I really, really want one! 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - I just don't understand why there isn't a map in all books, ESPECIALLY fantasy! Especially when apparently she already had one drawn up! 😂 5mo
Librarybelle I love the OwlCrate editions! 5mo
Clwojick So pretty! 5mo
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