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Joined June 2016

My entire owned library can be found at http://www.librarything.com/profile/whitreidtan & my wish list is on amazon under my name.
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Some short books accomplished this week even though I spent very little reading time. #bookreport #weeklyforecast

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How to Build a Boat | Elaine Feeney
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Normally Ozzie won‘t model books for me but he‘s sleepy so I made it happen. 😂

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
AnnCrystal 😘💕😻💝. 2w
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Ran a 10K this morning. Took an afternoon nap and woke up to a huge happy making pile of book mail. My husband just laughed and said “Merry Christmas.” (None of it was from him; it was just the mail gods smiling on me today.)

Suet624 Congrats on both events! 2w
Ruthiella Wow! What a great Saturday! 😃 (edited) 2w
AmyG Wow….a 10k 🙌🏻 AND books. What a day! 2w
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Gissy Those books were your second medal
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Tamra Great day! 2w
wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🏃🏼‍♀️📚 2w
kspenmoll Congratulations on your 10k- & your book mail! 2w
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Lying Down with Dogs | Linda Caradine
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At the mechanic getting my car worked on and glad I brought more than one book!

Gissy I always bring a book me too when I have to go the mechanic ☺️ 3w
Gissy I always bring a book me too when I have to go the mechanic ☺️ 3w
AmyG Why, that‘s a reading opportunity! 3w
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A #bookspinbingo three months in a row! Who even am I? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3w
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Before I check the #bookspin and #bookspinbingo numbers, I should probably post my list! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Murder at Mallowan Hall | Colleen Cambridge
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I‘ve been halfway to a reading slump for weeks now so I decided I‘d pick something uncomplicated to read and hope it jogs me out of it.

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I haven‘t been reading a ton as this is 2 or 3 weeks worth. I did read 3 book club books and my #doublespin book, which was also an #auldlangspine book from @julieclair . Lots of Great Group Reads submissions to get to but nothing‘s really pulling at me right now. 🤷‍♀️

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I went to do a Dog Jog this morning with friends. Gatsby slept in but got a new kerchief anyway. Now I‘m starting this one with her on my lap. I figure I‘ve earned couch time after two (slow) races this weekend.

AmyG You did 2 races!!! 👊🏻 1mo
dabbe How can you still walk? Hi, Gatsby! 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
AnnCrystal 👏💕🐕💝. (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Today has hit the 70s so Gatsby and I headed outside to soak up some vitamin D and for me to start this one.

ShelleyBooksie Gatsby ♡ 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast OK, I need to read most of the five bottom books in the next two weeks. Some are book club books. One is from #auldlangspine. And one is something I need to read for my job. I‘m not saying which are which. I just finished Annie Bot and I don‘t have a current read but need one. So, which one should I pick up next?

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Before I dump February‘s board, I need to acknowledge that even though it was a pretty slow month for me for reading, I did manage to get a #bookspinbingo. That‘s two months in a row for me (and completely unusual since I generally don‘t read whatever‘s on my board).

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Horse Show | Jess Bowers
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Gatsby‘s inspecting my next read.

Leftcoastzen Cute inspector 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Gatsby!! ♡ 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
AnnCrystal 💕🐕💝. 2mo
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I am so busy with Great Group Reads submissions that I have no business playing #bookspin and #bookspinbingo this month but I‘m going to anyway. The books are a combo of books that have been gifted to me over the years (it‘s my birthday month, hence the gifting theme) and book club books for March. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Swift River | Essie Chambers
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Starting this one before bed.

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Daffodils are popping in my yard right now and the nice spring weather has been distracting me from reading but I did manage to finish three books this week anyway. #bookreport #weeklyforecast

kspenmoll I am so happy for you! Daffodils blooming are far away here! 2mo
LiseWorks It snowed here last night. 2mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful daffodils! 😍 2mo
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Mercury: A Novel | Amy Jo Burns
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Enjoying this one so far.

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It‘s been a busy two weeks but here‘s what I finished over that time, and what‘s next. #bookreport #weeklyforecast

Crazeedi Great job! 2mo
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More: A Memoir of Open Marriage | Molly Roden Winter
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I didn‘t start this today (started yesterday) but it is making for interesting Valentine‘s Day reading for sure. Also, I chose not to take it to my PT appointment today because I took a steamy romance on Monday for my initial visit and I didn‘t want my paired reading to make my Dr. uncomfortable. LOL!

Suet624 😂😂😂 2mo
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A reading friend sent this to me and I knew which favorite group of readers I should send it to also.

BookmarkTavern Love it! 💖 2mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 💘 2mo
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The Dead Romantics | Ashley Poston
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Starting my #doublespin, which is one of the books from @julieclair ‘s #auldlangspine list.

CogsOfEncouragement I really liked this one. Enjoy. 2mo
julieclair Hope you enjoy! I really loved this book. 2mo
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Here‘s my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast for the past week.

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First romance for Valentine‘s Day. This is also my #bookspin book for this month.

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I ordered Sidecountry for my son (and will read it before I give it to him) and forgot I had a couple more of @julieclair ‘s #auldlangspine choices in my cart too. Such a pity they showed up too. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

Gissy But they are for you or for your son?😂😂😂 3mo
BookNAround @Gissy The one is for my son after I finish it. The other two are for purely for me. 😉 3mo
monalyisha Meadowland looks fab! One of the joys of playing matchmaker is finding so many new-to-me titles to add to my TBR. This was absolutely one of them. 3mo
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Gissy @BookNAround I ask because when I have to buy books and bookish items for swaps, I have to control myself😳I want everything doble 🤣but I try to behave at that moment as a responsible adult🙄and send what I bought for my match trying not keep items for me☹️But I buy at least one book for me. 🤗 3mo
BookNAround @Gissy The likelihood is that this will be a Christmas gift for him (although he had a birthday in a couple months but that gift will likely just be money) so I can pre-read this at my leisure. I do try not to buy myself anything when I‘m buying for others but often fail. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
BookNAround @monalyisha That would be a big danger of being you for sure! But we‘re all grateful you do this, even if your tbr pile doesn‘t thank you. 😂 3mo
julieclair I am so glad Heartstone and Meadowland magically jumped into your cart. 😉🤣 They are both sooooo good! I hope you love them as much as I did. 3mo
julieclair @monalyisha Meadowland is truly a unique and wonderful gem! 3mo
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Before I put together my new #bookspinbingo card, I just want to acknowledge that I got not 1 bingo (which would be impressive enough) but 2 bingos for January!

ChasingOm 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
willaful Way to go! I like your free spaces. :-) 3mo
Deblovestoread Well done 🙌🏼 3mo
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#bookspin and #bookspinbingo for February includes romances, Black authors, book club choices, and #auldlangspine books. Here‘s hoping for a great month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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I‘m going to visit my daughter in a couple of weeks and she had (barely) started this here over Christmas but left it behind, perhaps because I hadn‘t read it yet (it‘s mine) so I thought I‘d read it and take it to her when I go.

BennettBookworm Such a great book! I‘m so excited for her newest in March! 3mo
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Gatsby is keeping me company on the couch as I start another book.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
Aimeesue Fun series! 3mo
Leftcoastzen 👏🐶 3mo
SamAnne I‘ve been wanting to get to this one for awhile! (edited) 3mo
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I‘m sad and hangry today (but it‘s nothing to what I‘ll be later tonight since I‘ve got a colonoscopy tomorrow) so I picked up a book that‘s been on my shelf forever. In fact, there was an unopened card in it from a Secret Santa from an email list serv that hasn‘t existed in decades! That did make me crack a small smile, remembering when I was too young for colonoscopies. 😂

Ruthiella The prep is awful. You have my sympathy! But personally speaking, the actual event is not a big deal and the drugs are awesome. The best nap ever. So I‘m hoping that is the case for you too! 3mo
BookNAround @Ruthiella I have a crap (pun intended) genetic history so this is already my third colonoscopy. You‘re not wrong though; it is the best sleep ever! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything goes well!! I‘m the same today from a dental procedure 😫😫 3mo
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slategreyskies Hope everything goes smoothly for you tomorrow. At least you‘ve got a good book! 📚 💕 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence When I prepped for one I just watched Friends for hours straight. I couldn‘t focus on reading. Good luck! 3mo
Jas16 Hoping that tomorrow is as quick and easy as possible. 3mo
BookNAround @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope your dental procedure went well! 3mo
BookNAround @slategreyskies @LiteraryinLawrence @Jas16 @Ruthiella @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It went well and I have a 5 year reprieve, which is all they give people with my genetic history. All in all, as good as can be expected! (edited) 3mo
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Babbacombe's | SUSAN. SCARLETT
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This was on @julieclair ‘s #auldlangspine list and it was a sweet, charming read about a young woman who works at the local department store alongside the owner‘s son, who is pursuing her and is becoming a better person because of her, and also alongside her scheming and unpleasant cousin. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2024/01/review-babbacombes-by-susan-scarlett.htm...

@monalyisha

monalyisha This one really intrigued me when I was investigating your list! Apparently, all I want to do this year is read adult novels written by Children‘s book authors. 😆 3mo
julieclair Excellent review on blog spot! So glad you enjoyed this one. 😀 3mo
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A Deadly Bone to Pick | Peggy Rothschild
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A pleasant mystery with an ex-cop main character who is great with dogs. She puts her investigative skills to work when a dog she‘s watching uncovers a severed hand on the beach in her new community. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/12/review-deadly-bone-to-pick-by-peggy.html

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Kind of a slow reading week for me this week. #bookreport #weeklyforecast

CatLass007 Wow. A.E. Hotchner had more than one famous friend. He co-founded The Hole-In-the-Wall-Gang Camp with Paul Newman. I don‘t think I‘ve heard or seen anything about Hotchner since I worked at the PR agency for Newman‘s Own. I just looked him up and he lived to 102! 3mo
BookNAround I read that about The-Hole-In-the-Wall-Gang in the author bio. 102 is quite a good run! 3mo
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Assistant to the Villain | Hannah Nicole Maehrer
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Who‘s the villain here? Gatsby? Ozzie? Me?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐾❤️📚 3mo
Soubhiville Ozzie is looking like he‘s hiding something, sooooo…. 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 3mo
AmyG Awwwww 3mo
BookNAround @Soubhiville 🤣 He is definitely a sneaky little villain often. 3mo
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This is a sweet, uncomplicated mystery set in a small village in Wales with a lovely widowed sleuth and a victim many people in town aren‘t sorry to see turn up dead. It‘s occasionally a tad twee and events are incredibly unlikely but it‘s an easy and pleasant enough read. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/12/review-isabel-puddles-abroad-by-mv-byrne...

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I‘ve mislaid my in progress book so when it didn‘t turn up immediately, I grabbed this to start. And now the furs have settled in so there‘s no switching up books.

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Mehso-so

Rabies is a devastating disease that we still don‘t have a cure for which should have made this cultural history and accessible science interesting and compelling. Unfortunately, there was too little here to reach that level and a lot of the info used to flesh put the book are only questionably connected to rabies. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/12/review-rabid-by-bill-wasik-and-monica.ht...

Shemac77 Beautiful review! 3mo
ShelleyBooksie I enjoyed your review! I really liked this book, and I always enjoy when people have differing opinions :) 3mo
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Gatsby and Ozzie are snuggled up on my lap on this cold day as I start this book. They have been enjoying the cold snap results (me on the couch a lot).

TEArificbooks Loved this book 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 3mo
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I went to bed last night with a visual headache so didn‘t get the chance to post this. #bookreport and no #weeklyforecast this week. Just reading by the seat of my pants. 🤣

Ruthiella No kidding! Has your body been overtaken by aliens? 👽😆 3mo
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Carmen wants to write comics but is shut out by the misogyny of the industry teaming up with a coworker who might help her get published. When he is murdered without giving her credit for their blockbuster character, she must solve his murder to save her own skin and to maybe live to write more books. Definitely best for regular comics readers. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/12/review-secret-identity-by-alex-segura.ht...

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A charming dual narrative about the importance of stories and imagination, this is the story of little Flora‘s disappearance during WWII as a child of Operation Pied Piper and that of her older sister Hazel who continues to look for her sister long after the war. The end is a touch predictable. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/11/review-secret-book-of-flora-lea-by.html

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I finished the amazing The Covenant of Water and the Indian meal we ordered (both because of the book, and because the kid is going back to school tomorrow and he can‘t afford to pay for the only Indian food in his small university town) so now I‘m starting this second in this delightful series.

LeahBergen Mmm, Indian food! 3mo
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The Wings of the Dove | Henry James
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I‘m just sure you‘ve been waiting with bated breath to hear what I thought of the book that some of you might have wondered if I‘d ever finish. No surprise: I hated it. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/11/review-wings-of-dove-by-henry-james.htm...

BarbaraBB Love your review! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 3mo
Bookzombie You finished it! 😂 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Heading to Key West for my run on Sunday and found this down the long terminal to the small planes, which I rarely, if ever, end up on. And I thought I should start a new book for the trip too.

AmyG Sounds lovely (it‘s snowing here). Good luck and enjoy!!! 3mo
Jas16 How funny. I just flew into Charlotte tonight. 3mo
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Told from the perspective of an adult Carlisle, and alternating between her past and present, this is a story of family drama, love, belonging, betrayal, the sometimes fragile bond of the parent/child relationship, finding peace, and ballet. It is elegant and gorgeously told. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/10/review-theyre-going-to-love-you-by-meg....

LeahBergen Ooo, I want to read this! And I see I already have it stacked. 😆 3mo
BookNAround @LeahBergen 😂😂😂 3mo
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Stealing: A Novel | Margaret Verble
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This is a heartbreaking and gorgeous book told by Kit, a half Cherokee, half white girl, a wonderful, sometimes naive, sometimes incredibly astute child. Verble has a quiet, masterful way with this story that does not minimize any of the terrible realities chronicled within it. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/10/review-stealing-by-margaret-verble.html

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I haven‘t posted this for a couple of weeks but I have been reading for sure. And the two in progress books were both just started. #weeklyforecast #bookreport

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Cooking for Picasso | C A Belmond, Camille Aubray
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I forgot this one was the January #sundaybuddyread. It‘s been on my tbr shelves forever so I thought I‘d pull it off the shelf and try to join in. I do stink at buddy reads though so we‘ll see!

kspenmoll I hope you join in! 3mo
TheBookHippie Yay- join in whenever!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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Mrs. Plansky's Revenge | Spencer Quinn
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This is a madcap adventure story with a feisty older protagonist and some surprisingly sympathetic scammers. It‘s an undemanding but generally fun read if coincidences and unlikely happenings don‘t overly bother you. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/10/review-mrs-planskys-revenge-by-spencer.h...

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@Laughterhp You‘ve won the #lastfirst giveaway. Email me at whitreidsmama@yahoo.com with your address (although I‘m pretty sure I have it from #litsylove) and I‘ll send your prize along (make sure your wish list is up to date too so I don‘t choose something you got for Christmas or in the sales after the holiday!).

BarbaraBB Thanks for organizing! Congratulations @Laughterhp 🤍 3mo
Laughterhp Oh that‘s exciting! Thanks!! 3mo
Jas16 Congratulations @Laughterhp ! 3mo
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Cuilin Congratulations 🎉 @Laughterhp 3mo
Laughterhp I sent you an email yesterday! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 3mo
BookNAround @Laughterhp I got it! I‘m about to leave town for a long weekend but I‘ll get your prize posted when I get back! 3mo
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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Both of my book clubs this month are reading this chunkster so I probably ought to get started.

Crazeedi This was probably my favorite book from last year 4mo
PathfinderNicole My book club is reading that for this month too! I have a copy but haven‘t started yet either 😬 4mo
Tamra It‘s really good - the pages fly by. 4mo
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