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Annie1215

Annie1215

Joined August 2020

I live in two worlds; one is a world of books.
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A Kiss Like This | Sara Ney
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Came across this while seeking more Sara Ney. This turned out to be just what I needed. Love an awkward pair ❤️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Vansa I've been looking for a new romance novel to read, thanks for this, looks super fun! 2w
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Jock Rule | Sara Ney
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This and my next review are two random books I found on audiobook to accompany me while I packed this week. Turns out I‘m a big fan of Sara Ney. This just happened to be my Bookspin book

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2w
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This was a like, not a love for me. I think I just came in with super high expectations based on other reviews.

Good to start checking books off my #bookspinbingo list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Surely I‘ll be more timely on posting by February 😬

Here‘s my belated January #bookspin list

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Never too late to BookSpin!! 😁 2w
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas ❤️🎄💚 3w
kspenmoll I adore Middlemarch! I hope you are enjoying it! 3w
sharread Merry Christmas 🎅🎄 3w
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Nute Merry Christmas, Annie!💚🌟♥️ 3w
Jess Sounds like a plan. I‘m loving middlemarch and am happy to have more time with it. Merry Christmas! 3w
BethM Moving is the worst I hope it goes smoothly! Got my #lmpbc back today! 3w
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Starting to pack up the apartment for the upcoming move and realizing why I put myself on a book buying halt until the new year 😬 still haven‘t found bookcases big enough for all these (and future) books

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Taylor Jenkins Reid has become another author I must read. So far zero disappointments from her.

I‘ve heard for so long how good this book is and it lives up to the hype and wasn‘t what I expected.

Checking off my #bookspinbingo list

Karisa I loved that book too. Such a good read! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my all time favorites 💚 Evelyn! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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Riley Sager can do no wrong!

Loved this one. If you were a fan of The Haunting of Hill House you need to read this.

Kept me hooked until the very end.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Checking this off my #bookspinbingo list

Liked this one - an enjoyable way to dive back in to my reading flow

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
EvieBee I'm at about 80% and can't believe how much it's picked up. Enjoying it. 1mo
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Looks like I have a bevy of #litsylove notes to open! Feeling the love, thanks everyone!

I‘m decades behind on my #litsylove letters but I‘ll update everyone here and say I found a great new apartment closer to my friends and family and can‘t wait to move in the new year 😁

…now to find a bookshelf that can actually hold all my books

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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35 hours 😳💀

Jess Yikes! I guess we better get started. 1mo
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Mehso-so

Finally finished my #lmpbc book! It will on its way to you shortly @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks

Fascinating and truly bonkers story. It felt a bit slow at times and I wonder if it was just because it was so science based and technical. Still really interesting!

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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Happy December #thatsclassic readers!

We are kicking off Middlemarch, who is reading along this month?

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It was easy to make my December Bookspin list since I didn‘t cross much off in November 😅

I‘ve got a busy month ahead of me so hopefully I can get back on track

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I was feeling down on myself for doing basically NO reading this month and then realized I still have hit my goal of reading 150 books this year…last month!

So even if I was behind in November, I‘m still ahead of my year long goal!

wanderinglynn 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Aims42 Wohoo! Congrats!!! 2mo
Ruthiella Well done! 🥳 2mo
Avanders 🥳🥳 2mo
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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A reminder to my #thatsclassic friends:

In December we will be reading Middlemarch

I will email soon to get the poll going for January, February and March.

In the meantime send me any other book recommendations you would like added to the list! As we get through more month over month we will need to replenish the list!

StaceGhost super excited for this! It's a re-read for me but I haven't read it in over a decade so the first time doesn't count 2mo
Annie1215 @StaceGhost I‘m excited too! This is a first time read for me! 2mo
Jess This has been on my TBR for so long. Looking forward to starting! 2mo
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Animal Farm | George Orwell
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We are getting ready to say farewell to November‘s pick. #thatsclassic

I felt the tone and style was very similar to Orwell‘s other work I‘ve read. Of course you except an author will often use the same voice from work to work.

Can you think of another author who has a distinctive writing style? My thought would be Sally Rooney has a distinctive way of writing characters.

Vansa PG Wodehouse! You need to just read one sentence and it's instantly recognisable.Also Pratchett and Enid Blyton.I actually think Animal Farm is quite different in style from,say,The road to Wigan Pier or Down and out in Paris and London.Roth and Hemingway too,have very distinct styles,as does Vonnegut. 2mo
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Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Sorry I‘ve been so MIA #thatsclassic friends

I‘ve been working on a few huge work projects and have been traveling a lot.

I‘m planning to move in January so I‘ve been spending a lot of my free time looking for a good apartment. Wish me luck!

I feel like this book being so brief and simple is such a perfect metaphor for the predictable nature of power dynamics.

Can you think of any other books that pack a strong punch in a short page count?

ravenlee I just read this one, and it‘s short, sweet, and just beautiful. 2mo
reading_rainbow Good luck and safe travels! 🧳 2mo
Ruthiella This book is short but absolutely perfect 2mo
eeclayton I think Jekyll and Hyde was also short and powerful. Good luck for the apartment hunt! 2mo
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I had to fly for work this week (the first time in 2 years 😬) and started on my #lmpbc read. It‘s gonna be a wild one!

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I love when my #thatsclassic book is also my #bookspin book! Woo hoo!

This was another really quick read. Orwell is brief and simple but really effective. It‘s alarming how relevant this all is.

Has anyone else gotten started yet?

TheAromaofBooks I haven't been on Litsy as much this fall - so I may have gotten tagged and missed it - or just missed it haha - but did #thatsclassic reads get picked for both November and December? 2mo
Bookworm54 Just finished. It was quick! I think I preferred it to 1984 but it was just as impactful :) 2mo
Annie1215 @TheAromaofBooks yes! We went ahead and picked for the rest of the year and I think we‘ll pick quarterly going forward so we can pick 3 months in advance so people can plan. December will be Middlemarch 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you!!! 2mo
ravenlee Started this morning! 2mo
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Happy November #thatsclassic readers! It‘s time to kick off our next read.

This is our second Orwell book but my first read through of this one. Are you reading along this month?

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PUCKED | Helena Hunting
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Forgot to post that I wrapped up my last #lmpbc book!

This was a reread for me but definitely held up as steamy as I remember!

Thanks for the 4 months of romance friends!

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Finalized my Bookspin list for November!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Happy Halloween!

So excited for my #bws package- I‘ve received yet another incredible and generous package!

Thank you so much @BookBosomed1 for doing such a great job with this swap. I‘m a little under the weather so I‘m gonna jump in to this tea ASAP!

P.s. how cute is this notebook?!

sprainedbrain Great books, awesome gifts! I hope you feel better soon… happy Halloween! 🖤 3mo
Annie1215 @sprainedbrain thanks! It‘s just a little cold, but after two years of not so much as a tickle in the throat it‘s disarming lol 3mo
mklong Sorry you aren‘t feeling well, but it‘s great that you have some awesome books and cozy tea to relax with 3mo
BookBosomed1 Hope you feel better soon, and enjoy your goodies! 3mo
monalyisha Thank you for that note on my post! I totally knew that. 😅🙈🤦‍♀️ Got a little tag happy. Thanks for catching it! 3mo
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Saturday Night Ghost Club | Craig Davidson
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Blown away by my #hhs swap! Thank you SO much @monalyisha for this thoughtful and generous gift. I‘m already in these amazing slippers 🥰 and LOVE the thought behind the mug!

How lucky am I?!

Happy Halloween!!! 🎃👻

monalyisha Hooray! Happy Hallow‘s Eve! I‘m glad you like everything & that your toes are cozy! I couldn‘t believe it when I flipped the mug over in that little shop. I almost died. 😅 (edited) 3mo
Annie1215 P.s. I‘m moving at the end of the year and am so excited to bring the new mat along with me 😁 - I‘m thinking fall decor year round in the new place @monalyisha 3mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🧡 3mo
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monalyisha @Annie1215 Ha! *You* create the world you want to live in. Amazing. 😅🎃🍁 (edited) 3mo
Crazeedi You got some great presents!🎃 3mo
LeahBergen Thornyhold! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Just a reminder for #thatsclassic readers.

In November we will be reading Animal Farm.

Who will be reading along?

coffeewithbooks Just request form my library going take a few days but excited to be part. Kinda late joining again 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Annie1215 @coffeewithbooks it‘s a quick read, it will be easy to catch up! 2mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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We are coming to the end of October (already?!) and the end of this awesome book.

The way Perry is written, there are time I found my self feeling bad for him despite the horrors of his character.

Can you think of a time you‘ve had conflicting feelings, intended in the writing or not, for a character that is, or implied to be, evil or the villain?

#thatsclassic

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The audiobook wasn't available yet so I didn't get around to this one. I might add it to my 2022 roster if it fits a challenge. 2mo
Annie1215 I was disappointed and surprised the audiobook wasn‘t available through the library! @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick (edited) 2mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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A new addition to the #pemberlittens family 👀

This one has been in the works for a while and I had to share. It‘s right next to my JD Salinger tattoo. Accidentally racking up a literary leg!

kplovesbooks Girl. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 3mo
Leftcoastzen Wow 3mo
Leftcoastzen Did you put that Salinger tattoo in your posts ? 3mo
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Annie1215 @Leftcoastzen I don‘t think so. I‘d have to find a good picture of it. It‘s the carousel horse from the cover of The Catcher in the Rye surrounded by 9 roses for Nine Stories. 3mo
Annie1215 @kplovesbooks right?! I‘m loving it 3mo
Leftcoastzen Sounds amazing! 3mo
peanutnine Gorgeous 😍 3mo
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It‘s here! @BookBosomed1

Can‘t wait for opening day! #bws

sprainedbrain Woohoo!!! 3mo
BookBosomed1 Yea! I was a bit worried about the quality of that box so I‘m very glad it go there in one piece. 3mo
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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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I finally got around to this BOTM pick and really liked it. I loved how this family was written.

I wish we would have gotten a bit more of Sunday and Kale‘s relationship but truly the way this was written was great even without that.

Definitely a fan!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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This covers the story of a family where 6 of the 12 kids are schizophrenic. Honestly, this one kind of wrecked me. I knew this dealt heavily in mental illness but I don‘t know how ready I was for it.

It started off pretty slow but toward then you got a picture of how much the youngest sister really interacted with her siblings and it is so so sad.

Definitely needing a break from heavy subject matter after this one.

This was my #doublespin book

Annie1215 Oh this is another bingo! @TheAromaofBooks 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! I gifted this one to someone for a swap last year so I paged through it a bit before mailing it on and knew it would definitely be too much for me!! 3mo
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Breaking out the spiced apple cider tea I got from @Kdgordon88 to get me through my work day while I listen to my #doublespin book

I just want to live in spooky season forever with all the fall flavors.

sprainedbrain Me too! Best time of the year. 🖤 3mo
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Not a Happy Family | Shari Lapena
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I really enjoyed this one! It was one of those mysteries where you are going back and forth the whole time thinking you know what happened.

This finally gets me to a bingo on #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 3mo
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Loved this 🙌🏻

it was perfect for spooky season with nods to all the best and campiest horror movies.

I thought the plot was really clever.

#bookspinbingo

sprainedbrain Grady Hendrix is so good at campy horror! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Hey there #thatsclassic readers! Time for another check in.

I really loved this book and honestly felt like I was reading a purely fictional story. The way it was written really took me out of it feeling clinical. Did you feel this way?

This officially ranks high in my true crime reads. What are some of your favorite true crime stories? Some of mine are Columbine and American Predator.

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Panpan

I‘m so surprised this was a miss for me. It had every chance of being a hit for me with witches AND romance?!

Maybe my expectations were just too high. Bummed I didn‘t like this more.

#bookspinbingo

Vansa This wasn't a good book AT ALL. The characters were very weakly written, and Rhys and Vivi have no chemistry at all. 3mo
BookBosomed1 I chose this book as part of BOTM but I‘ve yet to read any favorable reviews. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I overall enjoyed this one (more of a so-so for me) but I had pretty low expectations 😂 3mo
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Annie1215 @TheAromaofBooks I think expectations were key lol 3mo
Annie1215 @BookBosomed1 this was my BOTM too. Let me know what you end up thinking about it. 3mo
Annie1215 @Vansa I feel justified now lol. I saw mostly good reviews and felt like I was going crazy 3mo
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A true crime book about a case I hadn‘t heard of before. It was a really rough case.

There‘s a lot of dialogue about the death penalty and the complexities of court proceedings with 2 guilty parties.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3mo
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My #hhs has arrived! Now the hard part: waiting to open it!

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
monalyisha The suspense! 💀 Glad it arrived safely! 3mo
monalyisha So. Close. 🤩💀👻 3mo
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Sally Rooney can do no wrong in my eyes.

I love the way she writes her characters. The structure resembled aspects of Conversations With Friends in the way there were two relationships at the center of the narrative.

I will always recommend her books 💖

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
sprainedbrain Couldn‘t agree more… she‘s so good at writing humans. ❤️ 3mo
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Here are some true crime options for #lmpbc what do you think @Bookwormjillk @Jadams1776 @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks

I don‘t know how to tag books in the caption if anyone can advise 😬

Coueriamb I‘m not sure if you can tag books in the caption at all- but Bad Blood was absolutely bonkers I hope you enjoy! 3mo
Jadams1776 If you click the little banner/flag thingy under the text box, it lets you search for a book 😊 3mo
Jadams1776 I‘ve read Catch and Kill - really good! All of these look really good 👍🏻 3mo
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Bookwormjillk I‘ve read Bad Blood and would love to read it again in a group. It‘s pretty nuts! 3mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Ohhhh! I‘ve wanted to read Bad Blood FOREVER!!! Would also be pumped to read Emmett Till or Catch and Kill. But all of these look really good. 3mo
Annie1215 @Bookwormjillk do you WANT to reread or are just willing to? I want you to be able to enjoy it. 3mo
Bookwormjillk @Annie1215 yes I would actually love to. I think it‘s the perfect book for this type of thing. 3mo
Annie1215 @Bookwormjillk @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Jadams1776 great! So it sounds like we‘ll go with Bad Blood 3mo
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The Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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As if there were a question if I‘d love this.

Alice Hoffman strikes again. Witchy perfection 💖

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I loved this! I‘m so glad I finally got around to reading it.

It takes great artistry to be able to paint a character as a villain and sympathetic at the same time.

So worth the read!
#thatsclassic #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
AmyG Such a great book. Got me hooked on true crime. 3mo
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The internet delivered this one in abundance when I asked for a grumpy protagonist romance.

…what does this preference say about me? Don‘t answer that lol

Putting in a free spot for #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Something Borrowed | Emily Giffin
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I rewatched this movie which I find kind of infuriating and thought it was worth reading the book to compare.

The characters are just as frustrating in book form lol

Putting this in a free space on my #bookspinbingo board

TheDaysGoBy I found the movie way more enjoyable than the book. Though I agree the movie has its own set of faults. I love Ginnifer Goodwin though so that really saved the character for me and kept her from being too annoying/unlikeable 3mo
Annie1215 @TheDaysGoBy totally agree! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Checking in: #thatsclassic

As I‘ve been working through part one I‘m struck by the presence of the rural setting. In some ways it feels like it‘s own character in the story.

This makes me think of other stories where the setting is so prominent. The first thing I think of is Great Gatsby and the distinction of East/West Egg.

What are your thoughts on this? Any books where the location is key to the story?

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My swaps have gone out for #hhs and #bws

Can‘t wait for opening day!

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
mklong Wonderful! Thanks for posting 😊 3mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! 3mo
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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Apparently I‘m deep in to Taylor Jenkins Reid this month.

As always she does no wrong. This wasn‘t my favorite of hers because it took me a little time to get used to the timeline jumping but overall still very good.

Checking off my #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Finished my #bookspin book!

I enjoyed this one and will be checking out the series. I‘d say this would be good for anyone who was a fan of the Practical Magic prequels

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
sprainedbrain Sounds interesting! 3mo
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Getting in to my #bookspin book this month and had to share this quote that rings so true

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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Unfortunately I didn‘t love this one as much as I have enjoyed other Helen Hoang books. I feel like I need to give it another try when I‘m less distracted 🤷🏼‍♀️

Checking this off my #bookspinbingo board

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
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