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Allylu

Allylu

Joined May 2019

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The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan
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I had a great #MarvellousMay and finished these 6 books: Mrs. Budley Falls From Grace by M. C. Beaton, If The Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy, The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson, Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick, The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum and So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow!

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Spinneret | Timothy Zahn
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My #BookSpin List for June! Yay!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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Spin the Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
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This is the first book in the Blood of Stars series by Elizabeth Lim. I liked that the heroine (pretending to be her brother) was a seamstress and made beautiful garments with her grandmother‘s magic scissors. There‘s also an enchanter who discovers her secret. I am anxious to read Book #2! #52 #BookSpin #25 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #BOOKED2022 set in China #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE Mulan #SERIES2022 #Pantone2022Colour BlueberrySpicyMustard #TheRoyalReadathon

TheSpineView Awesome! 💜📖 2w
Cinfhen Sounds great!!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
Clwojick 🤍🤍🤍 2w
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1. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott and Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim 2. Lilacs and pansies 3. Spending time with my sister who is celebrating her 80th birthday today!

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Sherwood Sherwood | Meagan Spooner
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Meagan Spooner as well as the narrator on this audiobook version outdid themselves! This was exciting, full of adventure and my kind of romance. “Long live Robin Hood!” #48 #BFC22 #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE RobinHood #20in4 #Pantone2022Colour QuietShade/Amazon #Hikeathonreads #TheRoyalReadathon

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
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A Book of Spinning Wheels | Joan Whittaker Cummer
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Okay, here we go! This is my May list. It shouldn‘t change too much before May 1st. 😊📚💕🌺

Allylu @TheAromaofBooks I didn‘t realize that I skipped numbers 16 - 19. I will just put the FREE ones there. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Read the first of these 2 books for a Nature read for #Hikeathon and HAD to read the sequel to find out what happened to ROZ, the Wild Robot! The story fed the geeky part of my brain and also warmed the mother in me. That‘s all I will say, but you should listen/read these. The narrator was fantastic, too. #46 & #47 #BookSpin #24 & #25 #BFC22 #SERIES2022 #Pantone2022Colour Loden Frost & Chiseled Stone #Hikeathon #MiddleGradeReads

TheAromaofBooks I'm in love with these covers!! 1mo
wanderinglynn I‘m going to check these out! 1mo
Clwojick They look adorable! 💖 1mo
Wife I love them too!❤️ 1mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 1mo
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Letters to the Lost | Brigid Kemmerer
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I‘m trying to read as much of Brigid Kemmerer‘s backlist as I can. How does she get teenagers so well. This is a great story - two young people, a guy and a girl, are suffering from the loss of someone dear to them, blaming themselves, but they find each other - not in person - but through letters, then emails. It really touched my heart. It‘s so good. #45 #BookSpin #21 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #SERIES2022 #Pantone2022 Blueberry #Hikeathonreads

KristiAhlers I really thought that one was a solid read. 1mo
Clwojick Great colour match!!! 1mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Lisa See is brilliant! This is a terribly wonderful book. It is about two women whose love for each other is all-encompassing, then the tragedies of their lives in Korea and just in life separate them. You just have to read the book to understand. It‘s so good. #44 #BookSpin #9 #BFC22 #BOOKED2022 eco-feminist #2022AUTHORAMONTH March #Pantone2022Colour FragileSprout #Hikeathon

Cinfhen I tried reading this awhile back & couldn‘t get into it! Your review makes me want to try again 😁 1mo
Allylu @Cinfhen I listened to the audiobook which gives perspective. As I said, some of the things that happened were terrible, but I cried at the end because I was so moved. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Clwojick I‘ve read so many good things about this author! I‘ll have to check her out! 1mo
Clwojick Thanks! 1mo
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Genealogy | Mae Wood
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I‘m a big fan of researching my ancestors and their stories so this book was fascinating for me. It was also very romantic and heart-wrenching. What a story! A chance meeting leading to a life-long love. #42 #BookSpinBingo #8 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #AwesomeApril #Pantone2022Colours

Clwojick 👏🏻✨Way to go!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Captive Maiden | Melanie Dickerson
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I really enjoy these stories about the people of Hagenheim by Melanie Dickerson! They are so exciting, clean and romantic and I love how the characters from other books pop up here and there. This one is a Cinderella retelling. I want to read them all! #41 #BookSpinBingo #14 #BFC22 #BOOKED2022 Royal #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #AwesomeApril #Pantone2022Colours Northern Droplet

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Cinfhen Nice 👑 🪄 2mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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Clwojick Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Lots of prompts!! 🙌🏻 1mo
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Happy Birthday! | Christine L'Heureux
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Okay, my expert friends, I am looking for a book gift box for my great-niece who is going to be 8 in May but reads on a 3rd grade level. I want it to include books, of course, but also small gifts or crafts. I saw a subscription box that I could get as a one-time gift, but I can‘t remember the name of it. It had specific “girl” themes. Help? What would you suggest?

Butterfinger My little girl (just turned 11) has a subscription to Annie's craft kit, but no books. 2mo
OutAndAbout Owlcrate maybe? 2mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve done Bookroo but it‘s just books I just started this one but it‘s not arrived yet for my grandson. https://www.owlpostbooks.com/ who is 8. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks OwlCrate Jr. was the one that came to mind first. One way that I have found different book subscription boxes is by going to cratejoy.com and then looking through the book boxes. If you want one that is just books, I have also done Book Drop https://www.thebookdrop.com/subscribe but it doesn't have “goodies“, just books. 2mo
Bookgoil I believe scholastic has one now too… eh I‘m wrong Literati is the one they do book fairs but they have a sub box with a gift option. (edited) 2mo
Allylu @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Butterfinger @OutandAbout @TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks @Bookgoil So Aurora turns 7 tomorrow - not 8. Anyway, I went with Bookroo and she loves her books. The box came yesterday and she sent me an unboxing video. Book Box subscriptions are going to be my gift of choice for my other great-niece (turning 6) and my granddaughter (turning 2) this year! I even bought one for myself. LOL Thanks for your suggestions! 4w
TheBookHippie Yay for BOOKROO. We got the most wonderful books! ♥️♥️ 4w
Bookgoil Yay so glad it went well!!!!! 4w
OutAndAbout Thanks for letting us know! I‘ll have to add it to my list for a few kids this year. 4w
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I always read an audiobook, an ebook and a physical book at the same time. These are all ebooks and note the authors‘ names: Bethany CLAIRE and CLARE Revell! Another #ThingsInCommon score!

Clwojick Awesome! ❤️ 2mo
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Things We Have in Common | Tasha Kavanagh
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After experiencing the incredible mind of Amos Decker who has an infallible memory, I moved on to Genealogy about a discovery of a batch of love letters from the past - memories. #ThingsInCommon This is fun!

Clwojick Great match! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Things We Have in Common | Tasha Kavanagh
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I‘m trying! Lucky about the last names, right?

Clwojick Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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I have been wanting to read this series for awhile and I am glad I finally started it. What a great story, full of youngsters‘ antics and friendship building. Delightful! #36 #BookSpin #23 #BFC22 #SERIES2022 #MiddleGradeReads2022 #TidyBookshelfDiverseReading

TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖📚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This series is on my list as well! 2mo
Allylu @TheAromaofBooks You will love it!
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I Love You, Michael Collins | Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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Another #MiddleGrade finished this month! I love that Mamie (named after the First Lady) chose Michael Collins to write to out of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts. He was the best - in her words - because he stayed with the ship. Mamie‘s adventures and circumstances that she experienced that summer were also incredible. Her bff Buster really was the best! #32 #BookSpin #15 #BFC22 #20in4 #PANTONE2022 #Blueberry #MGMsrchThroughTime #MiddleGradeMarch

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Genesis Begins Again | Alicia D. Williams
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I really liked this book. I say that a lot, but it gave me a different perspective on how a child feels about how she looks and about her parents. What happens with her parents affects her so much. She loves her father so much but he doesn‘t realize what his words, actions and inactions do to her self-esteem. Another heart-tugging middle grade! #BookSpin #BFC22 #MGMarchThroughTime #MiddleGradeMarch #Pantone2022 Poinciana #20in4

Clwojick Great job! 💚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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I have been wanting to read this series since last year and now I have finally started. I listened to this one on audio and it was great. It would make a very family-friendly movie. The things that happened just made me laugh. Looking forward to #2. #30 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #SERIES2022 #Buzzwordathon #20in4 #Pantone2022Colour Snow White #MGMarchThroughTime #MiddleGradeMarch

sblbooks I read this one a few months back and still need to continue this series. You're right it would make a good movie. 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
Clwojick Great match! 😊 2mo
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Booksmart Books | St. Catharines, ON, Canada (Bookstore)
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Kind of hard to read but I wanted to add the flowers. Here‘s my #BookSpin list for April. This year has been going pretty well. I didn‘t read 25 books in March like last year, but I might get to 18 or 20. Pretty good for me. #BookSpin really helps.

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Just finished listening to this lovely book. These children and Mrs. Mueller - it took half the book to get them together. Oops! Sorry about that. Anyway, as I often do when reading Middle Grade books, I cried at the end. It was wonderful. #28 #BookSpin #14 #BFC22 #Pantone2022Colour Coca Mocha #MGMarchThroughTime #MiddleGradeMarch

Clwojick Great colour match! 🤎 2mo
megnews I absolutely love this book!!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Allylu @megnews Me too. 2mo
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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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I finished an actual library book, not an audiobook! Yay! Of course this book was not what I expected. It was heartwarming and sad and happy and it will make you cry. I loved it because it shows how much libraries can be part of your community and be community for you. Everyone should read it! #24 #BookSpin #6 #DS January #BFC22 #HelloSpring #Buzzwordathon #ReadYourShelf #MarvellousMarch #Pantone2022Colour Gossamer Pink #TidyBookshelfDiverse

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
tpixie Great review! I started it yesterday. 💖📚💖 2mo
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Starting my #birthdayblast-a-palooza with Pollyanna! What a wonderful little girl. It‘s cold and snowy, but I can be glad that the sun is shining and I get to wear my red sweater today. I met my goal of losing 50 lbs. by my birthday and my son, the chef, is making me a tasty hamburger for dinner! I sound silly, but I am very happy it‘s my birthday and I get to share it with you! What are you reading?

ShyBookOwl Happy Birthday! 🎂🍔 I'm reading 3mo
Allylu @ShyBookOwl That sounds great! I love time travel books. I‘m adding it to my TBR! 🎉📚😊🥳 3mo
CaitZ Happy Birthday 🎉 I'm reading 3mo
mrp27 Sounds perfect, Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎂📚 3mo
Allylu @CaitZ That sounds good, too! Hope you had fun reading for my birthday! 🥳🎂🎶🎈 2mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I finished this book yesterday. It‘s definitely full of aliens, space travel, powers and conflicts! Start of another great series by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. My local library has the 2nd book on the shelf so I am going to check it out just to see what it looks like. #21 #BookSpin #21 #AlmostAChunkster (473 pages) #BFC22 #SERIES2022 #Buzzwordathon #MarvellousMarch #Pantone2022ColourChallenge Dahlia #Galaxyathon

TheAromaofBooks I really loved this trilogy!!! 3mo
Andrew65 I own this and need to read it. Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I‘m in and I‘m celebrating my birthday, too! I want to read several middle grade books including some space books for #Galaxyathon! Can‘t wait!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 Happy Birthday 🥳 🎂 🎉 🎈 3mo
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Birthday Blast! | Shari and Jerry
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Come celebrate my birthday with me by joining the #birthdayblast-a-palooza starting at 12:01 AM on March 13 and ending at 12:59 PM! Tag me when you post what you read no matter how little or how much. I love my birthday and it would be great to share it with our #Litsy friends! 😊💕🍀🎂🎉📚🎶🎈

TheBookHippie Oh fun!!!!!! ♥️🎈🥳🎉🎊🎈🎁🎂 3mo
Laughterhp Oh how fun! Happy birthday weekend! 3mo
wanderinglynn Happy birthday month! 🎉🎂🥳 3mo
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Seekingtardis Yay I‘m excited!! 🥳🥳 birthday read party!! 3mo
Allylu Thanks! I‘m excited, too!! 🎉🥳☀️🍀 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'll definitely read for you!! 😁 Happy birthday!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds fun!! 🎊🎉🎈🎊🎉🎈 3mo
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An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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Finished this one! I read it on my Kindle - it takes me longer to read ebooks, I don‘t know why. Anyway dare I say I liked it better than Little Women? Polly seemed so real to me and someone I would have liked to have as a friend. Very enjoyable. #19 #BookSpin #8 #DS February #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #ChildrensClassicRead2022 #ReadYourShelf #MGMarchThroughTime #MiddleGradeMarch

wanderinglynn I‘m slow reading ebooks too. I get too easily distracted and find it difficult to stay focused on the screen. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is one of my all-time favorite books. Polly has been a role model for me my whole life. ❤ 3mo
Allylu @wanderinglynn Glad I‘m not the only one! 3mo
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The How and the Why | Cynthia Hand
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Well here are my picks for the first two months. I loved doing this last year in my bujo but this template is so much better! #ReadingBracket

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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Finished off two books this morning: Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne #childrensclassic for March, and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Expurey my first book for #MiddleGradeMarch. I want to finish An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott before we leave for Virginia tomorrow and I am continuing to read The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams which I am finding very interesting. I might take something else along, but I don‘t know what yet.

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These Broken Stars: A Starbound Novel | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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This is by one of my favorite authors: Amie Kaufman. I could definitely identify her writing style. The story only involves two human characters, but their adventures were still exciting and I was there with them the whole time. #16 #BookSpin #24 #BFC22 #KicktheSlump #Pantone2022ColourChallenge Skydiver

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Clwojick Way to go! 💙🔥 3mo
wanderinglynn This is on my TBR bookcase. 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
Allylu @wanderinglynn You have a TBR bookcase? Oh my. Is it very big? 3mo
wanderinglynn I started the year at just under 220 TBR books. So far, I‘ve read 12 😆 I wrote about it on my blog: https://wanderinglynn.com/2022/01/13/update-on-100-books-in-2022/ 3mo
Allylu Wow! That's a great blog post. It is so easy to underestimate our TBRs. My husband once told me that I had at least 40 books on top of my armoire and I said, “No way.“ Ummm...I had at least 50! That's not counting my little bookcases and the other bookshelves around the house. I think I need to go through and record my physical books again. Well, maybe not. We just have to keep trying and encouraging each other, right? You are great at that! 3mo
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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Here‘s my first #MiddleGradeMarch book. It is for the prompt “a book older than me.” I listened to the audiobook and I am so glad I did because the narrator was French which was delightful for me to hear. My father taught me a few words in French, then I studied it in school/college. I loved this book! There were so many good lessons. 18 #BookSpin #23 #BFC22 #AClassicAMonth #ChildrensClassic #ReadYourShelf #MGMarchThroughTime #Buzzwordathon

wanderinglynn Love this book. 💙 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Finished Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne. What a wonderful collection of poems to read in the morning! It brought thoughts of my granddaughter who is nearly two. I enjoyed it very much. #17 #BookSpin #13 #BFC22 #ChildrensClassicRead2022 #Buzzwordathon #ReadYourShelf #Pantone2022ColourChallenge

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
TheBookHippie Awe! So sweet! 3mo
Clwojick 💙💙💙 3mo
wanderinglynn Love Pooh stories! 💜 3mo
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It‘s MARCH!!! Hooray! Spring will soon be here! 🍀😊💕📚🎉

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What a delightful listen this was! Being of a certain age although I don‘t consider myself THAT old, I commiserated with Veronica as I strive to make my days count for something. She‘s curmudgeonly but wonderful. You will love her - and her penguins! #15 #BookSpin #15 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #SERIES2022 #Buzzwordathon #READYOURSHELF #sharreadathon #KicktheSlump #20in4 #Pantone2022 Cascade #TidyBookshelfDiverseReading #WintersRespite

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Bookwormjillk Sounds good, stacking! 3mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 3mo
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DieAReader Sounds like it was a super fun read🥰 Great job!🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Allylu It was such fun! I know I didn‘t need to start another series, but I couldn‘t resist and I can‘t wait to read the next book. 😊💕📚🐧 3mo
Andrew65 Love Hazel Prior, need to check this one out. 3mo
Allylu Yes! @Andrew65 you would love it! 3mo
Clwojick I adored this one! 💖💖💖 3mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like a cute read. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
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#RememberSharon We shared a name and a love of reading. Rest In Peace.

TheBookHippie ♥️ 3mo
Texreader 💙🌸 3mo
Wife ❤️ 3mo
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The Viceroys: A Novel | Federico De Roberto
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I finished it!!! Finally! This is definitely #AlmostAChunkster 640 pages of the most dysfunctional family ever. They were always plotting against each other and they were full of themselves. Anyway I‘m done with it and glad of it. #14 #BookSpin #9 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #AClassicAMonth #sharreadathon #KicktheSlump #20in4 #Pantone2022 Daffodil #TidyBookshelfDiverseReading #WintersRespite #TheRoyalReadathon

TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉I‘ve had reads like that!!! 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
DieAReader Off the stacks!📚🎉Great job!! 3mo
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Clwojick Way to go!!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! 🙌🏻 3mo
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The Merchant's Daughter | Melanie Dickerson
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Finished this one yesterday - a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Her family was nasty and wanted to make her marry Tom the Bailiff so they didn‘t have to do any work. She indentured herself to the “beast” character and discovered many ways the Lord was looking out for her. I loved it. Plan to read more. #13 #BookSpin #24 #BFC22 #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #SERIES2022 #sharreadathon #KicktheSlump #Pantone2022 Poppyseed #WintersRespite #TheRoyalReadathon

TheAromaofBooks I have a bunch of her books on my Kindle that I still haven't gotten to - I think this is one of them!! 3mo
Bookwormjillk This sounds good! 3mo
TheSpineView Great job! 3mo
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DieAReader Sounds interesting🤓 Great job!🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Clwojick Great match! 💖 3mo
LatrelWhite I read some years ago found out the author and I live in the same city/ neighborhood 🤗 a wonderful read. 3mo
Allylu @LatrelWhite How lucky you are! I really enjoy her books. 🍀📚😊 3mo
LatrelWhite @Allylu I need to see what else she‘s written I‘ve read several of her books. I too enjoy them☺️ 3mo
Allylu @LatrelWhite There are 11 books in her Haggenheim series. I know I didn't need to start another series, but oh well. They are all retellings of fairytales. I'm reading some of them for the #FairytaleChallenge. 3mo
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A Book of Spinning Wheels | Joan Whittaker Cummer
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Well here it is, my #BookSpin list for March. Let‘s see how I do. Last year, March was my best reading month and I‘m hoping to do as well this year.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really love Pollyanna and also read Aurora Rising last year and loved it, too!! 3mo
Allylu I had to have a book that was older than me and one with an orphan MC so I picked Pollyanna. 😊 3mo
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This is the second book in The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. It follows Ali as she deals with her father‘s death and other things which lead her to find out about her true heritage. It was a very touching story and I loved it. On to the next! #12 #BookSpin #3 #AlmostAChunksterChallenge #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #BOOKED2022 #SERIES2022 #READYOURSHELF #FabulousFebruary #Pantone2022ColourChallenge Glacier Lake #WintersRespite #TheRoyalReadathon

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
Andrew65 Love this book. 3mo
Allylu @Andrew65 Me too! 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Clwojick Great match! 3mo
Cinfhen I work in a bookshop and this series is SUPER POPULAR amongst our patrons ♥️ 3mo
Allylu @Cinfhen Rightly so. 3mo
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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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Hey booklovers! This weekend I will be reading my Bible along with the #BibleBuddyRead - I‘m on Day 43! Also, I am on page 313 of 627 in The Viceroys, continuing my daily read of An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (an ebook), The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley (audiobook) and I started Genealogy by Mae Wood (a physical book). Wish me luck!

Andrew65 The Storm Sister is a favourite of mine. 3mo
kaysworld1 Been on this book for a bit now I quite like it 3mo
Allylu 5 chapters to go in The Viceroys! I‘m going to make it! 3mo
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Here we go. You may have already read all of these. Anyway, let me know if any of them work for you. #LMPBC Group M

IndoorDame I‘ve read This Was Our Pact, it was awesome! actually one of my top books last year. I‘m up for any of the others, but I‘d be most excited about Stargazing. 3mo
LibrarianRyan I have already done star gazing, this was our packet, and real friends. But I would redo any of them. allergic. 3mo
Karisa I voteStargazing! I was going to put that one on my list too! 3mo
Allylu Stargazing seems to be the winner! Yay! Thanks! 😊📚💕⭐️⭐️ 3mo
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Bookish and the Beast | Ashley Poston
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Just finished Bookish and the Beast! It was cute. Loved Rosie. She‘s so spunky and real. Setting this fairytale in a contemporary place & time is refreshing. #10 (9 were audiobooks - I have to read more print books!) #BookSpin #4 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #SERIES2022 (finished this one) #Buzzwordathon July #READYOURSHELFCHALLENGE June #Pantone2022ColourChallenge CoralRose #WintersRespite #TheRoyalReadathon Thomas O‘Malley

TheSpineView Awesome! 🤩📖 4mo
wanderinglynn This does sound cute! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Clwojick Great match! 💕 4mo
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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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Okay, got it! This weekend I am still reading The Viceroys. I don‘t think I will ever be done with it. And, I have started Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston, the 3rd in her Once Upon a Con series. It‘s as fun as it‘s predecessors! Yay! Also, I started An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott, my Childrens Classic for February. I won‘t finish anything, but I‘m plugging away.

Andrew65 Sounds as if it‘s been a good weekend, 4mo
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The How and the Why | Cynthia Hand
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Cynthia Hand, I hate you! Not really, but I was doing so well until the last 2 minutes of the audiobook, then my heart was pounding and I just burst into tears with seconds to go. Then it was over and there was no confirmed resolution! It just stopped! If you can‘t tell, I loved the book. Not really a spoiler. You should read/listen to it anyway. ##9 #BookSpinBingo #11 #AlmostAChunksterChallenge 464 pgs #BFC22 #Buzzwordathon #WintersRespite

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds like the book I threw in the floor the other day! 4mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s quite a recommendation! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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1. I would go back to the 1800s or maybe the 1600s.
2. The first time travel book I read was A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux after which I fell into a rabbit hole of time travel historical romance novels. My daughters still tease me endlessly even though I read many other kinds of books now! Honestly, classics and everything! 😊

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Ramona and Her Father | Beverly Cleary
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Just finished listening to Stockard Channing narrate Ramona and Her Father. She does a great job telling the story. Reading this made me wonder at the end if the children in our church‘s Christmas Pageant felt the way Ramona felt about it. I hope they did! #8 #BookSpinBingo #3 #BFC22 #ReadMyRoom #JUMPSTART2022 #SERIES2022 #20in4 #Pantone2022ColourChallenge Popcorn #Wintercosy

TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖 4mo
wanderinglynn Love Beverly Cleary books ❤️ (edited) 4mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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I had to read this book in the Once Upon A Con series before I read Bookish and The Beast. I‘m glad I did. They were cleverly tied together, and I‘m sure Bookish… will be, too. Truly entertaining for this Fangirl, with all its name dropping. I had a blast reading it and can‘t wait to read the next one! #7 #BookSpinBingo #25 #BFC22 #JUMPSTART2022 #SERIES2022 #20in4 #Pantone2022ColoutChallenge SuperSonic #TidyBookshelfDiverseReading #Wintercosy

Clwojick Ohh! Thanks for the reminder! I read the first one but never finished the series. 💖 4mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 🤩📖 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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It‘s the final weekend of January. Hmmm…I haven‘t read as much as I wanted but on I go. Going to finish The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston, continue with The Viceroys (which I haven‘t picked up for a few days), and I‘m going to read Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary because it‘s short, funny and on my #BookSpin list! Happy Reading! 😊💕📚❄️☃️

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I thought the story was very good. Puri inherited a cacao plantation from her father and an attempt was made on her life en route to Ecuador, then her husband was killed. To find the killer, Puri posed as her husband and told her siblings she died at sea. The results were interesting. #6 #BookSpinBingo #11 #BFC2022 #JUMPSTART2022 #ReadtheSpanishSpeakingWorld Ecuador #Pantone2022ColourChallenge Basil #TidyBookshelfDiverseReading #Wintercosy

Clwojick Brilliant! 💖 4mo
Roary47 I just got this in my once upon a book club box. It looks really interesting. 😍 4mo
wanderinglynn That sounds like an interesting plot. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Sorry, I didn‘t see this post before. Anyway, the thing I love about me today is my commitment to following my Ideal Protein protocol and losing 42 lbs. (as of today)! My doctor took “diabetic” off my chart today which is huge to me. Thanks for all your support! 💕😊📚

megnews Great accomplishment!! 4mo
Allylu Thank you! I really feel the support of this community. 💕😊📚 4mo
Kdgordon88 Well done! 4mo
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TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Crazeedi That is just super!! Way to go!! 4mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! Way to go! 🙌🏻💜 4mo
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