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AmyK1

AmyK1

Joined June 2019

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Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A by Barbara Kingsolver
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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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This is probably the fourth time I‘ve read this and I still love it. It was good to spend time with Taylor, Turtle, Lou Ann and Mattie again.

This was my #bookspin for October @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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The Bean Trees is my #bookspin for October and The Rapture of Canaan is my #doublespin. I‘ve read The Bean Trees (and the sequel, Pigs in Heaven) several times and love it. The Rapture of Canaan I read once many years ago. Looking forward to rereading both of these!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 4d
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The Street | Ann Petry
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I read this for our first book club meeting. Discussion is this evening.
Lutie is a young, poor black woman who is trying to raise her son, Bub, on her own & keep him safe from the influence of the Street they live on. Everyone in Lutie and Bub‘s life fails them and they have no chance even though Lutie tries to do the right things. This story will rip your heart out, stomp on it, then drag it through the mud 😢

mabell What a sweet napper ❤️🐶 5d
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My #bookspin list for October! I decided to go with all rereads this time.

@TheAromaofBooks

julieclair Great list! 5d
UwannaPublishme So many good ones here! 🙌🏻 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I love rereading favorites - like visiting old friends!! 5d
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Like @Megabooks I was waiting to see what the #botm choices were for October before deciding whether to try #aardvark or not. None appealed to me so I jumped on the aardvark train. My bank account may regret this decision 😂

swishandflick Woop! I'm excited to see how the Aardvark venture goes for those of us that signed up 👏🏽 7d
Megabooks Yay!! So excited to have another Litten join!! 6d
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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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Thanks for the tag @Deblovestoread
1. I love historical fiction but I don‘t tend to read much that far back.
2. The tagged is the only one I‘ve read set 2000 or more years ago. I enjoyed it.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

Texreader I have it and really need to read it! 1w
Deblovestoread I totally forgot about 1w
TheSpineView Excellent choice! Thanks for playing! 1w
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This was well written and I did like reading a book about the Channel Islands but it seemed like not much happened. 🤷‍♀️

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The Road Trip | Beth O'Leary
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Thank you @julieclair for the awesome #fffs package! I love everything and can‘t wait to start one of the books with a mug of hot chocolate!

Thank you to @Avanders for hosting an awesome swap!
#fallingforfallswap

Avanders 🍁🍂♥️🫶🏽 2w
julieclair Yay! So glad you are happy! Enjoy! 🍁🧡🍂🧡🍁 2w
MittenGirlPeach What a lovely selection! Recipes are a terrific idea. 🧡 2w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I don‘t really read a lot of romance. It‘s just not my thing. But I love Emily Henry-not only because of the witty snarkiness (I found myself laughing out loud more than once) but also because she‘s not afraid to deal with serious topics.

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I have never been a tennis fan. And Carrie wasn‘t an especially likable character, though she did grow in the end. But I couldn‘t put this down. I would have devoured it in one day if life hadn‘t gotten in the way. Taylor Jenkins Reid is definitely one of my favorite authors.

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This was set in 1920s Mississippi. Ada, the daughter of a trapper who lives in a stilt house in the swamp and Matilda, the daughter of a sharecropper must learn to rely on each other in order to survive.

3.5⭐️ This was my #doublespin for September @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3w
Jean9 I thought it was ok too! I listened to the audio version! 3w
AmyK1 @Jean9 yeah, wasn‘t my favorite. What are you reading now? 3w
Jean9 @AmyK1 I started New York by Edward Rutherford but we started Bible classes so it is put on hold hopefully Christmas break I can finish it 3w
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“The simple life is all well and good, but, in this moment, with a murder to investigate, and threatening texts arriving daily, Elizabeth realizes that she has missed trouble.”

The third installment of the Thursday Murder Club is just as good as the first two. Loved it!

CBee I preordered this!! Can‘t wait!! 3w
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I‘m maybe 100 pages into book one and I‘ve already preordered a copy of book three. That‘s how much I‘m enjoying this series so far. Did you get it as an advanced readers copy? The employees at our local bookstore said it‘s not even out until the 20th. 3w
AmyK1 @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I‘m so glad you‘re loving it! Not an ARC…there are advantages to working in a bookstore 😉 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to read this! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I just looked this up at the library..17 weeks wait! 🤣 3w
AmyK1 @erzascarletbookgasm oh wow. Hopefully it‘ll go fast-it‘s a pretty quick read 3w
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I love gifting and receiving bookmarks, stickers, socks and tshirts. Mugs and totes are fun to give as gifts too.

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. It was full of action, humor, heart and I loved the four main characters. Would love if this became a series!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love fall 🧡🍁 4w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 4w
julieclair Yay! Glad it arrived safe and sound! 😀🍂🍁🍂 4w
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I‘m reading the tagged. It‘s a mystery and I‘m really enjoying it so far!

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Walking/hiking, thrift store and book shopping, hanging out with family and friends, travel, D&D.

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Zoes_Human I play D&D also 🐲 1mo
AmyK1 @Zoes_Human Awesome! My husband and 2 of my kids play too. Tons of fun 😁 1mo
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I almost bailed on this because the violence was getting to me. I can handle some but this was a lot. And graphic. But I read a bunch of really good reviews that convinced me to keep going. I‘m glad I did-I agree with all those really good reviews-but I won‘t be reading this again.

This was my #bookspin for September @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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I‘m fine with not finishing. Life is too short (and the TBR too long) to keep reading books I don‘t like.

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very true!! 1mo
Blueroseis I always try and finish it unless I find it is full of swear words or other unpleasant things. 1mo
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A Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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This was a quick, easy read. Not my favorite by her but a good summer/beach read.

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I love rereading my favorites. I don‘t always make time to do it though. Some I‘ve read 2+ times:
Little house and Anne of Green Gables series
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Redeeming Love
The Help
The Secret Garden
Little Women
A Christmas Carol

I know there are others lol #littenswanttoonow
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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The tagged is my September #bookspin and The Girls in the Stilt House is my #doublespin

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy! 1mo
bookish_wookish Razorblade Tears was sooo good! 1mo
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I‘ve had the tagged since 7th or 8th grade-so around 1987. Haven‘t read it yet but I plan to. Soon! 😂

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think you win!! 😂😂 1mo
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My September #bookspin list!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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“A hockey club isn‘t a hockey club, it‘s everyone you know…A hockey club is the girl you played in the forest and slept back-to-back with throughout your childhood, even though she doesn‘t even like hockey. It‘s the most handsome, wildest boy with a smile that‘s big enough for him to be able to contain all that is darkest and most beautiful inside him…”

“This hurts too much to touch with words.”

❤️💔❤️‍🩹

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Only one book this month but after skipping 2 months in a row I‘m happy with that. Hope it‘s good. #botm

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It‘s very boring-Amy is my first name and K is my last initial. Litsy added the 1 when I signed up lol

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 1mo
kspenmoll Mine is combination of my first initial & first few letters of my last name: Katherine Spencer-Molloy, hence kspenmoll 1mo
marleed My story is similar - minus the 1! 1mo
AmyG I am as boring as you-without the 1. 😳 1mo
AmyK1 @kspenmoll @marleed @AmyG Glad I‘m not the only one! 😂🤣 1mo
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1. Because it‘s fun-getting lost in a book. It‘s also great for learning history and how to see things from others‘ perspective.
2. My dad
3. Anytime I can!

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻❤️📚 1mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I haven‘t read a single book starting with todays #letterZ so I went with the author. Again lol

This was a lot of fun. Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#alphabetgame

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! ❤️📚 1mo
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I got my #FallingForFallSwap package mailed today. It should arrive at its destination on Monday 😁

#fffs @Avanders

Avanders Woot!! 🍁🍂🧡🎃 1mo
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The Yellow Bird Sings | Jennifer Rosner
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I didn‘t have many choices for the #letterY but this one was good.

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Winter Garden | Kristin Hannah
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There are so many good books that begin with the #letterW but I had to go with this one-it‘s one of my favorites.

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 1mo
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Under a Painted Sky | Stacey Lee
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I didn‘t have many books starting with the #letterU but this one was excellent.

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 2mo
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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The advantages of working in a bookstore…I saw this tucked away on a shelf in the office and took it down to admire it. I was told I could have it, if I wanted it. It came home with me about a month ago and it‘s finally time to start this chunkster.

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The tagged is one of my favorites-I‘ve read it several times. Also excellent are:
The Thursday Murder Club
This Tender Land
A Thousand Splendid Suns

#letterT #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

erzascarletbookgasm I loved the tagged book too! ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 2mo
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The Stolen Marriage | Diane Chamberlain
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Tess is about to graduate as a nurse and planning her wedding to boy next door Vincent, who has just become a doctor, when she become pregnant with another man‘s child. Filled with shame and not knowing where to turn, she travels to NC and marries the baby‘s father. When a polio outbreak threatens the town, she works as a nurse in the newly built hospital. While there she is faced with her old life and all she‘s given up.

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The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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There are so many great books that begin with the #letterS. I decided to go with an old favorite today because I couldn‘t pick from the rest lol

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loved this book 2mo
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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Kate Quinn 2 days in a row 😂 But this one actually fits the #letterR. I loved it!
#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 📚 2mo
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This was a sweet, quick read about a cranky, set in his ways middle aged man whose life is turned around when someone leaves a toddler in his bookstore.

Linsy Loved this one! 2mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Thanks for the tags @Ann_Reads and @Eggs
1. Yes, definitely. The tagged is one of the most recent.
2. Best: any day I can read and/or spend time with family and friends. Worst: any day I can‘t do any of those lol

#wondrouswednesday

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I haven‘t read a single book starting with the #letterQ and don‘t have any in my TBR either so I‘m going with one of my favorite authors.

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Aims42 Oooo I like this substitute! Love Kate Quinn 😍 2mo
slategreyskies Good idea for a substitute! :) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Clever!! Thank you for playing! 2mo
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I enjoyed this one. Told from 3 viewpoints, it details Cuba‘s fight for independence from Spain and the battle between newspaper men Hearst and Pulitzer while focusing on 3 women who are fighting for what they believe in.

This is my #bookspin for August @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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I didn‘t have a lot of the #letterP to choose from. The tagged was good though. The Princess Bride is a very close second (though I do love the movie more. Probably because I‘d seen it so many times before I read the book 😂)

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve started this one! Thank you for playing!! 2mo
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Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to get this one! I love her books! 2mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Loved this one! Also good are:
Nothing to See Here
The Night Circus
The Nickel Boys

#letterN #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ohhh I forgot my all time favorite book!! LOVE this one!! 2mo
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There are so many great titles beginning with the #letterM! I had to go with this one though. I loved it!
#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

bookandbedandtea It's a wonderful book! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my tbr!! 2mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Wow. I loved this.

There have been tons of reviews for this book so I‘ll just leave it at that 😉 This was my August #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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There are so many good books that begin with the #letterL. This is the first that came to mind but just a few others are
Little Women
The Light Between Oceans
The Lies I Tell
The Last Thing He Told Me
The Light of Luna Park

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices! 2mo
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Anne of the Island | L.M. Montgomery
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@wideeyedreader and I did some thrifting today and found this 1950s copy of Anne of the Island. The dust jacket is a little rough and the picture makes us laugh but at only $1.00 y‘all know it had to come home with me.

UwannaPublishme Cool find! 2mo
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