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Aims42

Joined May 2016

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Untitled | Unknown
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I spent my weekend taping, priming and painting my office/library and I LOVE IT!!! So worth all the frustration lol And I have a shelf to fill with new books 😇

EvieBee It‘s gorgeous! My favorite colors, too. 2d
Aims42 @EvieBee Thank you so much!!! Yes, teal & yellow are my favorite colors too, they‘re just so zippy and yet calming 😊 2d
EvieBee Absolutely! I want a camper in those colors, lol! 2d
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Aims42 @EvieBee Ooooo yes!! That would be so much fun!! 2d
Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 2d
Aims42 @Chelsea.Poole Awww, thank you ☺️ 2d
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! 2d
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you 😁 2d
BennettBookworm Gorge!! 2d
Aims42 @BennettBookworm Thanks so much!! 🥰 2d
KathyWheeler I love this! 2d
DGRachel Lovely! 2d
Aims42 @KathyWheeler Thank you! I‘m pinching myself that it‘s all done and it‘s really my space 😍 2d
Aims42 @DGRachel Thank you!!! 😁 2d
Tamra Fabulous! 2d
LeahBergen It‘s beautiful! 2d
KathyWheeler @Aims42 I love my home office, but now I think it needs a paint job. 😊 1d
Aims42 @Tamra Thanks!! I love how it turned out 🥰 1d
Aims42 @LeahBergen Thank you!! 😊 1d
Aims42 @KathyWheeler Lol, I inspired my manager to spruce up her home office as well. This was a lot of work, but so worth it! 1d
MaureenMc Beautiful! 1d
cinda.marie Love it! Beautiful colors 😍 22h
Aims42 @MaureenMc Thank you!! 😊 22h
Aims42 @cinda.marie Thanks so much, yes it‘s so happy 😁 22h
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Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams
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Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH @AWahle for the beautiful card, postcard, bookmark, the aaaaamazing recipes and the book!!! I‘ve been painting all day yesterday and this morning, so this was such a treat to unwrap 😊 I can‘t pick which recipe I‘ll try first, they all had my mouth watering 🤤 Thanks again @BennettBookworm for organizing this fun swap!! Happy Cooking and Happy Reading to everyone who participated 🥄🍴👩‍🍳

AWahle The Lemon Orzo Chicken is the quickest! 😉 I added your book to my TBR as well. I‘m happy to have been your swap partner! 3d
Aims42 @AWahle Excellent, that‘s the one I‘ll start with then 👍🤤 Awww, I‘m so happy to have been swap buddies with you too!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3d
LeahBergen What cute recipe cards! 3d
BennettBookworm You‘re so welcome! 3d
Aims42 @LeahBergen I agree! So cute 🥰 3d
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Pickpick

This was a quirky and great read! I alternated between laughing and wanting to pull my hair out at how the female characters were treated 😤 I would love to know more about Elizabeth, Mad, Harriet and Six-Thirty ♥️

Bren912 This is our book club read! Can‘t wait! 5d
Aims42 @Bren912 Nice!! I hope you all enjoy it! It‘ll prompt some great discussions 👍 5d
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PICK! PICK! PICK!!!! I want to shout this from the rooftops for this amazing book!!! I cannot express how brilliant Kate Quinn‘s writing is for this book and its amazing, fearless, REAL LIFE heroine. Fans of “The Huntress” will love this, it has the same ‘edge of your seat‘ action that I feel was missing from “The Rose Code”. I‘m so sad I devoured this book but I couldn‘t put it down! 10 out of 5 stars!! (PS I wish Litsy could do gifs, this is me)

CoverToCoverGirl GREAT review! 1w
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you 😁 I‘ll be gushing about this one for awhile. Agh, SO GOOD!! 1w
BookBosomed1 Reading this book now. It is good! 1w
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 I hope you continue to enjoy it 🙌 1w
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The sun is shining, it‘s 60 degrees and I am sitting outside!!! 🥳☀️🕶📖🥤
I couldn‘t wait to read Kate Quinn‘s newest book so I put my name on my library‘s waitlist for the large print version (fewer people were on it) 😁 I‘m going in!!

AmyK1 Hope you love it! 2w
Aims42 @AmyK1 90 pages in and I realize how I much I love Kate Quinn‘s writing!! I can‘t wait to keep reading 2w
AmyK1 Me too! It‘s amazing to me how she can make something that should be boring (sniper details) interesting. I‘ll read anything she writes. 2w
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CoverToCoverGirl She‘s an auto but for me. Each book just gets better than the last! 2w
Aims42 @AmyK1 Yesssss! I totally thought the same thing! Reading about Mila is just fascinating and I wouldn‘t think a book about snipers and war would be. Kate Quinn is just amazing! 2w
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl I agree!! Anytime I hear she has a new book out I immediately put my name on the library‘s waitlist. Then when the paperback format is out, I‘ll buy it and read it again. Kate has such a gift and her writing is just beautiful (even when it‘s about wars) (edited) 2w
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 / 5 - This was a delight, a very charming and a splendid read. I was so absorbed in their world I found myself not wanting it to end. Loved it!!

EvieBee Yay! Good news. 2w
Aims42 @EvieBee Yes 🙌 I wanted another 100 pages 2w
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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I am loving “Bloomsbury Girls” so much!! I‘m on page 265 and I cannot put it down! Jenner‘s characters are so well rounded and flushed out, reading is just *chef‘s kiss* I‘ll have it done by Saturday, just in time to pick up my two holds at the library 😆 I love having too much to read and not enough time!! 📚📚📚📚📚📚 (PS, should‘ve taken this pic before I started enjoying my wine, but c‘est la vie 😇)

EvieBee Yay! Glad to hear. It was the only reason why I spent a credit on a book I was only somewhat interested it. I wanted the add-on. 😆 2w
Aims42 @EvieBee LOL! I did the same thing 🤣 What book were you “only somewhat interested” in so you could get this add-on? Mine was “Darling Girl” because if nothing else I could give it to a Disney obsesssed friend 😆 this book totally is worth it though 👍 2w
EvieBee @Aims42 I was looking at that one too! In the end I chose Breathless, a book I would have definitely checked out from the library and not purchased. 2w
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Aims42 @EvieBee BOTM, you got us *shakes fist* 🙄😆 2w
EvieBee @Aims42 For sure, lol! I‘m wondering if they‘re going to throw this one in as an add-on this summer. 2w
Aims42 @EvieBee I really, really, really, really, really hope so!! 🤞🙏🤞 That one is high on my TBR list, I have loved everything Jennifer Ryan has written 🥰 2w
AWahle I am so happy to see someone else who takes off the dust jacket when reading! 3d
Aims42 @AWahle I am so paranoid I‘m going to rip the cover so yes, they always come off 😆 3d
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Mehso-so

This was just all right, a solid 3 star read. I felt like the first 300 pages were slow and then all of sudden in the last 50ish pages everything had to get tied up and it just felt rushed and unsatisfying. I really wanted more on Eliza and the writing of the cookbook and instead I got a whole lot of Ann. I‘m curious about Eliza though now and will look into other books about her 👍

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#Botm blue box delivery day 🙌🥳📚 I can‘t decide which one to read first 🧐

wordslinger42 I'm so excited to read Darling Girl! I got my copy through Once Upon a Book Club and am so impatient for it to get here 😄 2w
Aims42 @wordslinger42 Yesss! Out of all the picks this one sounded extremely interesting 🧚 2w
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Posting today because I just started a new read and even though it‘s good, no way can I finish it in 24 hours 😆 The tagged book is my April pick for the #ReadingBracket2022 🙌 “Small World” is holding strong, I still think about the characters from that one. Still having fun with this fun challenge, @chasjjlee 🥰

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
Mehso-so

This was a “liked not loved” type of read for me. I enjoyed the first half much more than the second half, I was maybe running out of steam by then. I would recommend it to anyone who loves multigenerational family sagas, but rent it from the library 👍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agree with you!! 3w
Aims42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks, friend!! 😊😊😊 3w
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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Squeeeeeee! I‘m way more excited for my add-ons this month from #BOTM than my actual monthly pick 😆 I‘ve been playing the “coulda, woulda, shoulda” game with “Lessons in Chemistry” because the cover totally had me thinking chick lit when it was available last month (not that there‘s anything wrong with that, I‘m just not in the mood for that now). And now I can cancel my pre-order for “Bloomsbury Girls” YAY!! 🥳🤩🙌

GondorGirl Lessons in Chemistry was my pick for April. I'm reading it right now and it's phenomenal. 3w
Aims42 @GondorGirl Awwwww yesssss 🙌 I cannot wait for that one, I‘ve seen other Littens saying how great it is too 😁 3w
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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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Hello, spring! Nice of you to finally join us in Chicago😁😎☀️🌴🌷

Twainy It‘s 82 degrees! 🏝 4w
Aims42 YESSSSS 🙌🙌🙌🙌 And I don‘t see snow in the 7-day forecast so….. HOORAY🥳🎉🎊 4w
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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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1. “Lost Roses” (tagged book). I‘m only 20ish pages in but so far enjoying it
2. Library Holds; I honestly don‘t know what I would do without my library‘s app 😳
3. My current read, which was a library hold 😆

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Pickpick

This was a great read!! I love how Fiona braids the past into the current time of the book. The last 50 pages of her books always have me on the edge of my seat wondering how it‘s allllllllllll going to come together 😯 A definite “pick”!!

Aims42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I only just discovered her this year with “The Magnolia Palace” and now I‘m working through her backlist. Loving her writing so much!! 4w
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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I liked not loved this book. It wasn‘t a five star read for me and I‘m glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying it, but a solid “Pick”. I had to put a sticky note on the page that listed everyone, I found myself referencing that a lot 😆

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Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths
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I had such a fabulous Easter that this is actually the first time I‘m sitting and putting my feet up 😍 Ending my day with an Old Fashioned, my book and Easter Parade on TV with my parents. Cheers!

Kayla.Adriena Happy Easter 🐣 1mo
Aims42 @Kayla.Adriena Happy Easter to you too!! 💐 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@AWahle my #LitsyRecipeSwap package is on its way to you 😊 Thanks for hosting this fun swap @BennettBookworm 🙌

BennettBookworm Yayyy thank YOU! 1mo
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I love historical nonfiction books that you cannot put down!This was soooo good, it played out in my head just like a blockbuster movie 🤯 I 100% recommend it to anyone wanting a book about a woman kicking butt during the late 1950‘s and never taking “No” for an answer 🙌💪💁‍♀️

EvieBee This sounds fab! Checking my library. 1mo
Aims42 @EvieBee I hope they have it, it was a fascinating read 🤞 1mo
EvieBee @Aims42 They do! In paperback! I‘m on a nonfiction kick. 1mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yay!! I hear ya, I get on those kicks too 😁 1mo
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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
Pickpick

A beautiful read and of course I teared up at the ending (Adriana‘s books always get me 🥺). I‘m glad I picked it for my #BOTM pick and didn‘t wait for my turn on my library‘s waitlist 😊

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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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Happy #blueboxday #BOTM 🙌😍 I got Adriana Trigiani‘s newest book. I was way up there on my library‘s waitlist and I‘ve got a feeling I‘m going to LOVE this! I also got “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee because I am a sucker for generational sagas (in case my previous pick didn‘t tell you 😆). AND I AM OFFICIALLY A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB BFF #botmbff 🥳🍾🥂🙌 This tote bag is awesome, I will wear it with pride (and with a book always in its pocket 🤓)

vivastory The botm tote is one of my favorite totes. So sturdy & I love the extra pockets 1mo
Aims42 @vivastory I‘m really surprised by how sturdy and roomy it is 🤯 I was imagining some 8” square tote suitable for carrying no more than 3 file folders in, but this is niiiiiiiiiiiiice👌 1mo
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This month was such a hard pick for me, I just finished ‘Tobacco Wives‘ and it was so riveting!!! But, I still think about ‘Peach Blossom Spring‘ and all the characters so that‘s my March pick for my #ReadingBracket2022

Thank you for the template flip @chasjjlee ☺️

AmyG I really enjoyed this book. 2mo
Aims42 @AmyG I went in not sure what to expect and I was blown away ☺️ Glad you enjoyed it too!! 2mo
WJCintron I just added it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!! 😃 2mo
Aims42 @WJCintron You‘re welcome!! I hope you enjoy it 😍 2mo
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Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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I‘m so excited for the tagged book, picked it for my April #BOTM box 🥰 I added on “Pachinko” because I‘ve had it on my TBR list for a while and I loved “Peach Spring Blossom” which sounds like it has the same feel. AND I‘m now a #BOTMBFF 🥳🎉🍾🥂 I can‘t wait for my tote!! 😍

EvieBee I picked the same tagged book! 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Wooohooo! BOTMBookBuddies (is that a thing? I think it should be a thing!) 🥳 I hope it‘s good, I was number 65 on my library‘s waitlist for it lol 2mo
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1. Historical Fiction
2. This was my first Fiona Davis work and I‘m hooked!!
3. I‘m new to Fiona Davis‘ works as of this year, but the 3 of her books I have read she does a fantastic job! She not only brings in the “lingo” of the era into the dialogue, but she also makes sure to mention the fashion and food as well, which I find so interesting

Thanks for the fun prompt @ozma.of.oz 🤩 Happy #SundayFunday ☕️🥐🍳🥓🥞🧇

ozma.of.oz She sounds really talented! I‘ll have to give her a look! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Seems fitting to be reading this book today on the spring equinox ☀️😎⚾️ This book is fascinating!! I put a hold on it at my library after watching “A League of Their Own” for the 25,000 time last weekend. It‘s exactly what I wanted, all the info from the league that couldn‘t be smooshed into a feature film 😆 Definitely recommend! And it‘s only 200 pages so a quick-paced read to boot 🙌

Amiable OMG, I adore that movie —one of my top 5 of all times! 2mo
ManyWordsLater Will I cry at the end of the book, like I always do at the end of the movie? 2mo
Aims42 @Amiable Same!! Anytime I see that it‘s on TV I have to watch it 🥰 2mo
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Aims42 @ManyWordsLater I always cry during (that darn scene where the telegram from the War Office arrives, I cry like a baby) and at end of the movie too, every. single. time. 😭🤧 I didn‘t cry at any point reading, in fact, I thought these women were portrayed as wayyy stronger than in the movie. The author did a great job of keeping the pace up, I didn‘t feel like it slogged at any point 👍 2mo
EvieBee This sounds great! Didn‘t know there was a book. Just purchased the Kindle book. Thank you! 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee You‘re welcome, I hope you enjoy it too!! 2mo
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Pickpick

This book was exquisite and perfect!
🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑🌸🍑
Told over multiple generations of the same family and their struggles during China‘s turbulent 20th century. Words cannot do it justice, a five star read 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

TrishB This sounds fab 👍🏻 2mo
Aims42 @TrishB It was so engrossing! I think I held my breath a few times and I definitely put my hand over the upcoming sentences I hadn‘t reached yet while I was reading so I wouldn‘t spoil anything 😆 I love historical fiction from eras I didn‘t learn much about in school. 2mo
janeycanuck Ooh, this sounds like it could scratch my Pachinko itch. 2mo
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Aims42 @janeycanuck I haven‘t yet read “Pachinko”, but after reading the summary on the book on here, I think it would 👍 Also, “Pachinko” sounds like I need to move it to my TBR list 2mo
janeycanuck It‘s definitely similar in that it is multigenerational and is about a family‘s struggle but the family is Korean and lives in Japan. It‘s beautiful writing, as well. 2mo
Aims42 @janeycanuck oooh, I‘m sold! 2mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Whoa! This was a fascinating read!! I don‘t know how to describe it without spoilers so I‘ll just leave with this emoji: 🤯

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

LoverOfLearning Ohh mines in the mail!! 2mo
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Okay, this makes my Monday morning after the time change better!! The newest Harbinder book from Elly Griffiths is coming!! Eeeeeee, I can‘t wait!! UK version pubs in October, I hope I don‘t have to wait too long for the US copy to be available 🤞

jlhammar Yay! Exciting news! 2mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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I pick my wine like I pick books at used book sales… by how eye-catching it is 🤩 Well, when I saw this wine I knew I had to get it since it matches my #currentread. I‘m halfway through the book and enjoying it and after a few sips of the wine, I‘m a fan as well 👍 #wineandbooks

ICantImReading Oh this is a perfect pairing!! 🍷🗺 📕😆 (edited) 2mo
Aims42 @ICantImReading Thank you!! I think this is a new way for me to try new wines as well, find one that matches my current read 😆👍 2mo
BooknerdsLife Live this US cover! 💙😍 So much prettier than our UK/AUS edition! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of the book! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Love* not live 🙈 2mo
Aims42 @BooknerdsLife I had to take a look at the UK/AUS edition because usually those have the cooler covers. I gotta admit, this time US has the cooler cover, you‘re right!! I loved this story so much, I can‘t wait for you to get your copy!! 🤩 2mo
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The Paris Bookseller | Kerri Maher
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A very interesting read about Sylvia Beach and her bookshop Shakespeare and Company. I‘ll admit I knew 0% about either subject prior to opening the book, but Kate Quinn‘s (one of my insta-buy authors) quote hooked me, “A love letter to books, bookstores, and book lovers everywhere”. I agree 100%!

BookBosomed1 I‘m reading this right now. Early days yet, but I like it so far. 2mo
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 I hope you continue to enjoy it! Can‘t wait to see your thoughts on it😃 (edited) 2mo
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The Paris Bookseller | Kerri Maher
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And just like that, we‘re back to winter 🙄 I believe we are in the “second winter” phase of Chicagoland Winter. Next up is fake spring and back for one last taste of winter and then maybe we‘ll hit spring sometime in May 🤞🌷🐥☀️

Librariana Makes me think of a meme for Texas weather: "Winter is at 6 am, Spring starts at 10 am, Summer is at 2 pm, and Fall starts around 4:30ish. Dress accordingly." I just remember summer felt like it lasted 8 months! I'm much happier with the weather up'ere in the PNW, but I know we might have a 2nd winter ourselves! 2mo
Aims42 @Librariana That meme is hilarious!! It would sum up our weather in mid-October, that‘s when the weather is always a crapshoot 🤣 So glad you found a good weather location, hoping your second winter (if you get one) is quick and spring comes your way real soon!! 2mo
BookBosomed1 Same here in Wisconsin. I‘m so ready for Spring! 2mo
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 Ughhh, me too!! 2mo
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Pickpick

This was a toss up between a “pick” and “so-so”, so I guess it‘s a soft pick. It‘s heavier than I thought it would be and the flow between narrators tripped me up more times than I would‘ve liked. I‘d say if you wanted to read it, borrow before buying

EvieBee The “errant mothers” scenario gave me a heavy heart. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yes, I was not expecting that part of her story 😔 Reading those parts was almost too much for me. I felt like there was almost too much going on, with the flashbacks, the current story, the murder, the future snippets (edited) 2mo
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When it‘s 65 degrees outside on March 5th, the urge to read outside is high 😎☀️Getting the outdoor furniture out of storage, that urge is low 😆 Mother Nature is bringing us snow on Monday, so today I‘ll open all the windows in the house and sit outside and pretend this weather is staying ☺️

Tamra Enjoy! 😃 2mo
AmyG That looks lovely. We...are getting snow. 😔 2mo
GondorGirl I'm doing the same thing! I've got the windows opened and am sitting on the porch enjoying the sun! 2mo
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Prairiegirl_reading I‘m so jealous! I‘m dying to read outside. It‘ll be a couple months yet. 😞 2mo
Twainy Same .. 69 degrees .. snow is forecast for Monday …. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Ahh what I call a Spring Teaser, enjoy! 2mo
Aims42 @Tamra I did!! 😊 2mo
Aims42 @AmyG Ugh, that‘s us on Monday and cold temps next week 😭 2mo
Aims42 @GondorGirl Awesome 🙌 We gotta soak these days up when they show up 😎❤️ (edited) 2mo
Aims42 @Prairiegirl_reading I‘m mentally preparing to be stuck inside for at least another month, this was such a treat! May usually brings more days of 60s, but with it comes rain ☔️🙄 2mo
Aims42 @Twainy 😑 I‘m so ready for spring and warmer temps! 2mo
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! I soaked up the sun and now I‘m listening to the rain while I‘m nice and cozy inside 😍 2mo
Twainy And now it‘s thunder storming LOL 2mo
Aims42 @Twainy Same here!! It‘s lovely sounding 🥰 2mo
Twainy I was reading and thought … is that thunder?! LOL It‘s the first week in March in Chicagoland … we should be buried in snow! Wait. That‘s Monday… LOL 2mo
Aims42 @Twainy I did the same thing!! I saw a bolt of lightening out of the corner of eye and was like, “was that lightening?” And then then the thunder came lol ⛈ I‘ll take the rain over snow. I‘m in the camp where I enjoy the snow from Nov to Jan, then I‘m over it 😂 2mo
Twainy 😆👆🏼 2mo
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Small World: A Novel | Jonathan Evison
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I‘m a sucker for brackets 😆 I think it‘ll be fun to see my favorite reads month by month and see who dukes it out to be my top 2022 read 💥🥊

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Just finished this gem 💎😍I loved how it kept me guessing all the way to the end 🤯 It also made me want to go walk around my college campus again and visit the library I spent many hours studying and typing endless papers at 😂 A treat for all library fans and fans of books about books!!

janeycanuck Ooh, I just picked this up from the library. Can‘t wait now!! 3mo
Aims42 @janeycanuck Nice!! I hope you enjoy it!! 3mo
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I‘m so excited to see what SEVEN books are going to be available in the #botm March selection!! Wohooo 🥳🤩🎉

swishandflick I'm excited about this too! 3mo
jdiehr Where did you see this?? 3mo
Aims42 @jdiehr I got an email today with the good news 🙌 3mo
jdiehr @Aims42 Wow! They didn't inform me so thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Happy President‘s Day 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙 I‘m celebrating by doing laundry and cleaning the bathroom 😆 I finished this beautiful book today though! I love the books that have you guessing what‘s going to happen next. There were 100 pages left and I was so anxious to read how Alma and Francesca‘s stories were going to end. Worry not, the ending was perfect (though I wouldn‘t mind a sequel to see how Alma & Francesca are doing 😃)

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Wow! This was a fascinating book 🤯 My knowledge of the Romanov‘s is very limited/non-existent so I was hooked from page 1 and couldn‘t put it down. I‘d recommend to historical fiction fans for sure 👍

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I love Saturday nights like this: a great book (I‘m on page 103 but didn‘t want to give away any spoilers 🤐), a fuzzy blanket and a satisfying beverage (tea is another great one with this equation!) 🥰 Hope everyone else is having a great Saturday night!! ❤️

CoverToCoverGirl Can‘t wait to read this one. Enjoy! 3mo
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Could this BE any more accurate? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Saw this on readerslovebook‘s Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/p/CZyWoEVujJQ/?utm_medium=copy_link)

WJCintron lol 😂 me too!! 3mo
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My latest read is sooooooo good!!! I‘m halfway through and I‘m trying to savor it, but I find myself devouring 50 pages without even realizing it 😆 I whole-heartedly recommend ‘The Windy City Saga‘ series (I‘ll tag titles in comments) to all historical fiction fans craving stories showcasing strong women who are so relatable it‘s like reading a diary of a friend or family member from a bygone era and storylines that will hook you right away 👍

BethM The reviews are impressive . I added it to my list! 3mo
Aims42 @BethM they‘re such great reads!! I hope you enjoy them!! 3mo
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#botm Bluebox Day 💙🙌💙 This bookmark/quitter strip sums me up perfectly 😇

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This was a fantastic book and worthy of every piece of praise it has received 😃 I was hoping for a saga that would sweep me up and this book did not disappoint. A no question five star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Happy Publication Day to the newest book in the Windy City Saga Series from Jocelyn Green 🥳🎉🍾🥂I can‘t wait to read this, I loved the prior 2 books so much 💖 “Veiled in Smoke” and “Shadows of the White City”

AmyG Nice plants! 3mo
Aims42 @AmyG Thank you!! Love having a bit of green during these wintry months 😍 3mo
Suet624 Gorgeous photo. 3mo
Aims42 @Suet624 Thank you 🪴💚☺️ 3mo
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Having the #botm picks go live today made my Monday a millions times better 🙌 Excited for the tagged book and I love all things Agatha Christie and can‘t read to read The Christie Affair 🍾🥂

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Treated myself to a Half Price Books spree for my birthday last Tuesday 🙌 After reading “The Magnolia Palace” by Fiona Davis I had to get my hands on some more of her books 😍 And the Michael Chabon book got my attention on the shelf, and it sounds good!! I think that‘s the one I‘m going to dive into next 👍

BookBabe I enjoyed The Masterpiece when I read it a few years ago. The other 2 look interesting! 4mo
sarahbellum The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is one of my absolute favorites! 😍 (edited) 4mo
Aims42 @BookBabe Yay!! It‘s great to hear you enjoyed The Masterpiece 🙌🤩 4mo
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Aims42 @sarahbellum I love hearing that!!! Thank you for sharing! Reading the summary and the reviews online it felt like I was meant to find this book today 😊 4mo
BethM I really like the masterpiece. Lions is good but slower. Check out The Dollhouse by her! 4mo
Aims42 @BethM Ooo I will, thank you! 😍 4mo
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A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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After thinking how to rate this book, this is what I came up with…. Y‘know those weeknight dinners that aren‘t gourmet but aren‘t terrible either; they do the job of nourishing you and that‘s it. Well, that‘s kind of how this book left me when I finished it. It wasn‘t terrible at all, but not a 5 star read nor was it a so-so. It was leftover homemade meatloaf. Good, did the job and now onto the next read 👍

BookBosomed1 🤣 Great description. 4mo
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 Thank you 😊 4mo
GatheringBooks What a great photo. Love the READ decor. I want one! 📚📚📚 4mo
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Aims42 @GatheringBooks Thank you! It was my birthday gift to myself last year 🥳 I found them on Etsy (I just checked and the shop I bought them out doesn‘t have them anymore, but I know other shops have them!!) 4mo
Suet624 Love this review. 3mo
Aims42 @Suet624 Thank you!! Nothing wrong with a nourishing, does the job meal or book 😆 3mo
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Nope. Done. 🪂👋🏼 I had zero connection with any of the characters. The dialogue made me cringe, and if Lily said one more time how she couldn‘t handle Ryle (what the heck kind of a name is that anyway? What‘s wrong with Kyle or Riley???) in scrubs (HE‘S A NEUROSURGEON, ACCEPT HE WEARS THEM ALLLLLL THE TIME!!) I was going to throw the book across the room. My friend said she wasn‘t sure I‘d like the book so no friendships were harmed 😆

GondorGirl I've not read any of Hoover's books, but she seems to be a really polarizing author... people are either obsessed with the books, or they hate them. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground. 😳 4mo
rabbitprincess Haha I read another review of this book that also commented on the weird name! It does not sound like a good book. Hope your next read is better! 4mo
Aims42 @GondorGirl I agree with you 100% 👍 I haven‘t read her before and on the plus side, now I won‘t have to add to my already towering TBR pile lol 4mo
Aims42 @rabbitprincess LOL, that makes me feel better! In the grand scheme of things a character‘s name shouldn‘t be a factor, but since there were already things that annoyed me it just got added to the pile 😆 Thank you for the warm wishes for a better book next, I hope so too!! 4mo
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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#UnpopularOpinion Ugh. My friend let me borrow her copy because she loved this book (yes, the same friend from a few posts prior). I‘ve seen a lot of positive reviews on it, but I can‘t 😑 I‘m halfway through and I‘ve groaned and rolled my eyes more times than I care to admit. If it weren‘t for my friend I would‘ve bailed on this by page 50, but I‘m going to finish it. At least it‘s a fast read 🙄

TheLudicReader I do not understand all the positive reviews CH receives. At all 4mo
Aims42 @TheLudicReader This was my first book by her, and yeahhhhh don‘t think I‘ll waste my time on her others. Definitely glad I didn‘t buy this!!! 4mo
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Small World: A Novel | Jonathan Evison
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This book 😫 It‘s responsible for my first book hangover of 2022. The stories are beautifully written and I stand by my statement previously that it‘s like the PBS show, “Finding Your Roots”. I loved everything about it, an easy five stars 🌟💫⭐️✨🌟