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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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Truth and Other Lies | Maggie Smith
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Waiting up for my kid to get home from work so I‘ll start another book.

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I read romance for pure enjoyment so it‘s really disappointing when there are so many believability problems with the story that it doesn‘t work at all. To be perfectly clear, I ended up wanting to throw this book against a wall. Full review from the cranky nitpicker that is me at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/03/review-cant-stand-heat-by-louisa-edwards... *Yes, I am this far behind on posting my reviewed books.

CarolynM I hear you 15h
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I got sick (just a super nasty summer cold) this week so that kind of scuttled my reading plans. ☹️ Did manage to finish two lighter reads though. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Hope you‘re feeling better 💕💕 5d
BiblioLitten Feel better soon💐 5d
AmyG Ugh summer colds. Feel better. 4d
kspenmoll Hope you are better! 4d
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I came into town , intending to get groceries and head back to the island so I didn‘t bring my book. Then my mom called and said they were coming in for dinner so I should just stay there and wait for them. I like to cook but I also don‘t turn down a meal out. Luckily there was this cute looking book in the mail for me.

AmyG This looks fun! 1w
kspenmoll Gorgeous flowers- geraniums? (edited) 4d
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Here we have Gatsby modeling my latest read. She herself is not a fan of clothing and she is currently wearing her bandana from the groomer under sufferance.

tracey38 Aww, poor baby. 1w
ShelleyBooksie I love Gatsby posts!!! She is so adorable. 1w
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Pickpick

Hogle has managed to write characters the readers don‘t like at the start of the book but who they‘ll root for by the end. This is a rather unconventional rom com but if you can get past the childishness in the beginning, it‘s cute and rather fun. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/01/review-you-deserve-each-other-by-sarah.h...

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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A promising start to a Victorian mystery series that posits Sherlock Holmes as the creation of an impressively intelligent young woman so that she can be the person her society does not allow women to be. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/01/review-study-in-scarlet-women-by-sherry...

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Two (three?) weeks worth. I actually finished more than I have been but obviously I still have a bunch to finish. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I still say #Progress 😊🙌🏻💗 2w
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A Map for the Missing: A Novel | Belinda Huijuan Tang
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I don‘t love to read on a device but sometimes I have no choice. It‘s cold and rainy today so I made the kid and his girlfriend fill the wood hole so we can have a warm fire all day long. Plus it‘s nice to read beside a roaring fire!

thereadingpal Seems cozy! I don't like to read on device either, but sometimes it's the only way 4w
Ruthiella I switch between hard copy and ebook based on availability. I do prefer the physical book BUT I love the fact that I don‘t need a lamp to read on the kindle. 4w
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A day late again but it‘s been a couple of weeks so really I‘m super late on my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast. @Cinfhen I‘m very definitely in a slump of major proportions. ☹️

Prairiegirl_reading I hate the times when nothing sticks. I hope it doesn‘t last too long. 💜 4w
Cinfhen I‘m always happy to see your progress, even if you don‘t see it!! I really LOVED this one 4w
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Cinfhen I hope your #ReadingMoJo returns 💕💕 (edited) 4w
Cinfhen Maybe try this one again, I thought it was good 4w
BookNAround Thanks @Cinfhen . I have a few more new ones up my sleeve that I *have* to at least dip into and then I‘ll start trying to revisit some of the abandoned books. But it‘s really good to know where I should think about dropping back in first. 4w
Cinfhen 👍🏽 4w
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Not reading related but I couldn‘t resist re-posting this.

KateReadsYA My son Georgie was born this year hahaha but he's not George 🤫🤪 4w
Ruthiella Looking forward to getting a robot 🤖 maid like Rosie in the next few years! 4w
BiblioLitten Jetsons! 😅 4w
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LeahBergen Whoa! 😆 4w
IuliaC Nice 😄 4w
Litsi Good to know 4w
Megabooks Lol wow! 4w
BookNAround @KateReadsYA LOL! Maybe George is going to be the name of the year. 😁 4w
BookNAround @Ruthiella I would like a Rosie too. I‘m also interested in the flying car! 4w
KateReadsYA @BookNAround Haha that would be something!!! 🤩 4w
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When I sat down to start this book, Gatsby hopped up. Then my parents‘ dog Docker wanted up too. Somehow he ended up closest to me. I think Gatsby‘s mad about it since she‘s faced away from me. 😂

Megabooks Oh dear! A very cute pair! 🤩 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
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Another month last month where I read neither of the books for #bookspin and #doublespin or any from on my #bookspinbingo board except free space books so this month, I changed things up a little bit. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Maybe your list is actually helping you find the books you want to avoid?? 😂 1mo
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Stay Gone Days | Steve Yarbrough
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I‘ve been back and forth, traveling, opening the cottage, and just generally busy. Today is the first day in a while that I‘ve been able to sit down and read.

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I‘m finally home and got to open my wonderful #recipeswap from @DebinHawaii . It‘s fantastic! I love that you got yourself copies of the books too 😂 I am looking forward to using the Hawaiian salt and the bookmark is adorable. Your recipes look amazing! I will definitely try your mom‘s cookies first. (Wondering if I‘ll have to share with family. Hmmm.)

@BennettBookworm Thanks for organizing!

LeahBergen Ooo, nice! 1mo
DebinHawaii Oh yay! I‘m glad you got to open it & that you like it! OK, one question, was there a printed recipe foe Sopa Seca (Dry Soup) from my blog in the package? After I taped the box shut I found it & wasn‘t sure if I printed two or didn‘t send. I‘ll email or send you a copy if it didn‘t make it in the box. 🫣 1mo
BookNAround @DebinHawaii I do have the Sopa Seca recipe. Maybe you intended to send it to someone else too? 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @Enchanted_Bibliophile

Current read is The Witches of New York (forgot to tag and too lazy to start over again).

4 stars so far.

Best read so far (loveliest anyway): Love and Saffron by Kim Fay

I am grateful to hit my 27th anniversary on Friday. Who knew he‘d be willing to put up with me for so long?!

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Enchanted_Bibliophile You're welcome 🌷 And congratulations on the anniversary 🎊 1mo
Eggs Congratulations 🎊🎈🍾 1mo
Ruthiella Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! 🥂🍾🥳 1mo
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Starting this one for Thursday‘s book club. While I normally might not finish it this late, I am flying home tomorrow so I‘ll have a good long time in the airport and in the air to get through it.

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In memory of @ReadingEnvy I will be reading I Will Die in a Foreign Land. Join many of us Littens in choosing a book to read in her memory.

I enjoyed listening to Jenny‘s podcast and seeing her reviews here. I found she read eclectically in ways that sometimes mirrored my reading and other times expanded it. She will be very missed.

#rememberingjenny

Centique Thank you so much for reposting and joining in. This sounds like a great read 💕 1mo
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I love Les Cheneaux Community Library. They are big fans of punning (and even more on Facebook than on their sign) and I‘m here for it.

BookBabe 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Good one!😂 1mo
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Elsewhere: A Novel | Alexis Schaitkin
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I went and dropped a bunch of books off in the Little Free Library here in town and discovered this duo of goodies that needed to come home with me. The plan was not to take any but as they say, “the best laid plans…”

Chelsea.Poole That‘s an awesome little free library to find elsewhere!! 😍😍 I‘m really looking forward to that one! 1mo
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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As the sun goes down, I‘m starting this one.

CBee Jealous! Have you read Fresh Water for Flowers? 1mo
JamieArc I keep asking myself why I haven‘t read her first one yet! I need to get to it… within the next 6 months lol. 1mo
BarbaraBB Great pic. I hope it‘s as good as Fresh Water! 1mo
BookNAround @CBee I haven‘t read Fresh Water for Flowers yet. I do own it and I know people rave about it but I have just never quite gotten to it. 1mo
CBee @BookNAround hope you love it when you do 😊 1mo
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Easy Beauty | Chlo Cooper Jones
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It looks beautiful outside but it‘s chilly as all get out so I‘m reading inside. Picking this one back up again. Maybe it‘ll stick this time.

AmyG What a lovely view. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful reading spot! 1mo
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Didn‘t get around to posting my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast last night. Maybe one day I‘ll get through the books still in progress so I can finally get to the books I keep meaning to read. 🤷‍♀️ @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Still very impressive 🥰 2mo
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Disorientation | Elaine Hsieh Chou
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“With the box in hand, Ingrid chose a desk by the exit, plucked a random book off the nearest shelf and pretended to read it, not realizing the book was in Braille.”

This book has little gems like this scene as the main character and her friend try to execute a heist which are making me chuckle.

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
EvieBee Lol! 2mo
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Disorientation | Elaine Hsieh Chou
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A neighbor asked me to go over and love on his wrinkly kitties so they wouldn‘t get lonely while he‘s out of town. I think he‘s got at least two of us going to keep Ollie and Gus company. I bring my book and read with them.

Catsandbooks So cute! 2mo
EvieBee So cute! 2mo
LeahBergen Aww! ❤️❤️❤️ Look, @Soubhiville ! 2mo
Soubhiville Aw, sweeties. You‘re a good neighbor! I bet they loved the snuggles.💜 (edited) 2mo
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She Is Haunted | Paige Clark
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I‘m sick (not covid) and I‘m in a book slump too. Not fair to have both at once! So a cup of tea and a collection of short stories to hopefully knock out both problems.

Suet624 Good luck! 2mo
QuietlyLaura I hope you feel better soon. 💕 2mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon! 💐 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️‍🩹 2mo
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ And you get your reading mojo back. 🤞 2mo
DebinHawaii I am sorry you are sick. I actually do have COVID & it‘s not fun—although I am coming out the tail end of it luckily. Take care of yourself! I don‘t know if you are back home yet but I wanted to check as your #RecioeSwap box was supposed to have been delivered to your front porch on Saturday. I was a bit out of it & didn‘t think to follow up to make sure you got it. 🙏🏼🤞🏼 2mo
Kdgordon88 Hope you are better soon!💜 2mo
Megabooks Sorry you‘re under the weather. 💜 2mo
BookNAround @DebinHawaii I‘m not home yet but I‘ll ask my husband and confirm for you. Also I‘m not going to be back until the 25h now so I‘ll be delayed opening it. I will post when I do but I don‘t want you to wonder and/or think I‘m being unappreciative! 2mo
DebinHawaii OK, no worries on the opening date, but if you can let me know if your husband received it, I‘ll stop worrying that it disappeared from your porch. 💜 Take care. 2mo
BookNAround @DebinHawaii He found it. And lucky I called him to ask because he had inadvertently recycled our oldest son‘s jury summons and several letters for me that he never would have realized if he hadn‘t been going through the mail stack and wondering where the jury summons went. 🙄 2mo
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Literati Bookstore | Ann Arbor, MI (Bookstore)
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And because I needed another bookstore visit for soothing after the memorial service (and parking downtown is free on Sundays), I hit Literati afterwards and did more damage to the wallet. 🤪

AmyG I‘m sorry for your loss. Couldn‘t have been an easy day. 2mo
Cinfhen Well played. Sorry for your loss. 2mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Good for you and taking a moment of self comfort during a difficult time. I am sorry for your loss 💐 2mo
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Nicola's Books | Ann Arbor, MI (Bookstore)
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Had time to waste before a memorial service so I convinced hubby to go to Nicola‘s Books in Ann Arbor. He wondered how much damage I could do in 15 minutes. ::insert evil cackling here::

Sarahreadstoomuch Nicely done 2mo
TheBookHippie 🎉✊🏼 2mo
AmyG Good store. Looks like a great pile of books! 2mo
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Soubhiville You win! That‘s excellent for 15 minutes! 2mo
Tamra 🤣👌🏾 2mo
JamieArc Hmmm. I don‘t think I‘ve been there yet. I‘ll put it on my list for my next AA trip! 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 You‘re speedy! 2mo
Cinfhen Wowza!!! Impressive 🙌🏻💚 2mo
Nute Right on, Girl! Fifteen minutes put to good use. No one should ever doubt what a reader can do given any opportunity to shop for books!😂 (edited) 2mo
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Not a very good reading week. Busy with other stuff. 🤷‍♀️ @Cinfhen #bookreport #weeklyforecast

Megabooks Love that bottom row! 😆😆 2mo
Cinfhen So many awesome possibilities- at least all the covers are lovely 😊 I actually bailed on 2mo
BookNAround @Cinfhen I didn‘t love it but I‘m incapable of bailing. 😂 I wanted to send it home with my daughter when she left so I pushed hard on it. 2mo
Cinfhen I think you‘ve shared that with me before….your refusal to bail 😂😂😂 lots of respect as I‘m #AllHailTheBail 🙌🏻 (edited) 2mo
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A Woman's Place | Marita Golden
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McSweeney‘s is republishing this but I am reading my old mass market Ballantine Books copy (cover price $4.95).

Megabooks Cutie!! 🤩💜 2mo
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This is a sweet romance about two people who meet during a lengthy traffic jam in a snowstorm and continue to run into each other, connected in many ways they never imagined. It‘s light and fluffy so don‘t expect anything earth shattering but a nice book to spend time reading. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/01/review-eight-perfect-hours-by-lia-louis...

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In a generic hotel room about to start this one.

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Furiously trying to finish this one so I can send it home with my daughter when she leaves tomorrow!

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I read not a single book from last month‘s #bookspinbingo, only reading books that fit the free spaces. 😂 So I replaced my #bookspin and #doublespin books because I hope to read them at some point but otherwise my bingo board looks almost identical to last month. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I know the feeling! My free spaces disappeared VERY quickly last month! 😂 2mo
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Sitting in my car waiting for my birthday boy to arrive from work so I can take him to dinner. It‘s his golden birthday so I figured that deserved special stuff from the mama bird. Starting this delicious book in the meantime.

Aims42 Eeeee I am 10/10 excited for this book!! I hope it‘s good 🤞🥰 Got my preorder in!! 2mo
TheBookHippie Oooo this is on my wishlist!!! 2mo
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I meant to post this last night but I got tired and forgot. Here‘s the latest #bookreport and #weeklyforecast. @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! It‘s looking good 😊 2mo
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What a great package for #litsylovesanimals @SeaToSkyes ! Ozzie has already jumped on the counter to foil my plans to dole out the goodies one at a time. Sammy currently doesn‘t care but I know several mice will end up in my bed tonight. 😂Gatsby is happily tossing and squeaking the hedgehog. And I am super excited for my book, gummies, and adorable bag. @ShelleyBooksie @DinoMom

SeaToSkyes Yay! Hopefully you all enjoy everything! 💖 2mo
DinoMom Yay! What a cute bag! 2mo
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The Finder: A Novel | Will Ferguson
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I do try to talk my book club into different sorts of books than its members generally read. This is what I convinced them to read this month (without having read it myself).

Cinfhen OMG!! This sounds INCREDIBLE!!!! I‘m gonna convince my bookclub too!!!!! Unless you tell me it was a TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT 2mo
Cathythoughts Look forward to your review 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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Chivalry | Neil Gaiman
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Ok, when I saw @jlhammar post the first line of this, I knew I had to get it even though I‘m not a graphic novel reader. My maiden name is Whitaker. My oldest son is named Whitaker. My mother is, of course, Mrs. Whitaker and a close, lifelong friend‘s kids have always called me Mrs. Whitaker too because she always refers to me by my maiden name.

jlhammar Love that! Mrs. Whitaker in Chivalry is a great character and this is such a charming story. Hope you enjoy! 2mo
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Reading is still taking a backseat to a lot of other stuff but I did finish two this week. I might get back to the two in progress books and who knows, I might even manage to finally start one of the forecasted books. 😂 #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love it!!! 2mo
Megabooks Fantastic weekly Forecast!! 😂😂 2mo
Megabooks #MoodReadersOfLitsy 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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My oldest came home for Easter and I‘m diving back into the car book I started when a friend was late for lunch the other day.

Cathythoughts This sounds good ! Stacking 2mo
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Check out what just arrived at my door!

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 I love the photo! 3mo
AmyG Wonderful photo! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 🔪 3mo
Megabooks Great photo!! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Perfect photo! 😆 3mo
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I‘m full on in a slump at the moment. ::big sigh:: I did get some gardening done, a bunch of walks in, and made a bunch of food for a happy hour/dinner in my driveway so I‘m being productive, just not between the covers. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Megabooks Thinking about reading this and interested in reading your thoughts 3mo
Cinfhen Well, your graphics sure are fabulous and so are your book covers😍sorry about that slump 😖 3mo
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My #litsylovesanimals swap has arrived. Woohoo! I‘m hoping to send mine out tomorrow or Monday at the latest. @DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie @SeaToSkyes

SeaToSkyes Yay! Glad it arrived safely! 3mo
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The slump continues to haunt me but I did finish two that I‘d started last month. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 sorry about the slump ☹️ 3mo
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I worked hard in the yard today (still tons to do) so now I‘m enjoying a fire with a book thanks to the nearly piled logs I hauled to the fire pit.

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I am not a musician so we‘ll see if this memoir/densely researched non-fiction speaks to me as Ozzie naps in the background.

Megabooks Hi Ozzie! 3mo
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Since we‘ve got a new #bookspinbingo board, here‘s my March accomplishment. I did read my #doublespin but not my #bookspin. Maybe I‘ll get to it this month instead. 😉 I really only got a bingo because of the Bree free spaces in a row because as usual, I read far more books not on the board than I had free spaces for. LOL! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! There are a couple April rows with 2 free spaces, so maybe you'll get lucky again! 😂 3mo
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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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I wanted to love this one but it was so slow, choppy, and emotionally remote that it was just okay. The narrator spends so much time paralyzed and unable to make a decision that it made me wish for something, anything to happen. The writing redeems the stultification somewhat. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2021/12/review-chemistry-by-weike-wang.html

Ruthiella Agree. I couldn‘t understand why her boyfriend stuck around. 3mo
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