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Bookzombie

Joined March 2016

I devour books, not brains. https://www.goodreads.com/Bookzombie08 She/her
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October #Bookspin #Doublespin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left is for BS and DS. It‘s almost identical to the list on the right, except I added a previous #Bookspin to my #BookspinBingo TBR. #complicatedforthewin There are two spots with “Blank” so that I can add the picks for BS and DS to their correct number and move the books in those spots to the blank spots.

Reggie Are you all settled in to the new place? 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
Bookzombie @Reggie Our stuff didn‘t arrive until Thursday, so we are still unpacking. It‘s coming together though. How are you doing? 🙂 1d
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September #wrapup

We relocated from Texas to Indiana this month so most of my reading in September was via audio. I also never created my #BookspinBingo board for the month. All of the books I completed were picks!

Completed:
Audio - 5
Graphic Novel - 1
Print - 1

Tell Me This Ends Well was my July #Bookspin and I have decided to DNF as I‘m not that interested.
The Bromance Book Club was my #Bookspin for September.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! That's a big move!! We're Midwest neighbors now - I'm in Ohio!! 2d
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! For some reason, I thought you were in Michigan. It was a big move! 2d
TheAromaofBooks I've moved several times but never very far. I can't imagine the logistics of getting everything several states away!! 1d
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks It was a lot and we were nervous about our stuff never arriving, but that all went pretty smoothly. We drove our cars ourselves, also loaded down. 1d
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

Everything I finished last week were picks. Audiobooks continue to be my best chance at reading as we get ready to move. 📦🎧
I‘m halfway through Devil. I‘m only 25% into Things We Do In the Dark and I‘m not quite as gripped as I was with her Jar of Hearts.
@Reggie I started Earthworm Gods! I‘m only about a chapter in.

Cinfhen Good luck with the move!! 4w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Yes, it is! Thank you for the good luck! 🙂 4w
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Cinfhen When is the move date? 4w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Movers come on the 19th, but I won‘t be at the new place until the 24th. It‘s coming fast! 4w
Reggie Yayyy I hope you like it! On Twitter, He said he modeled Teddy on his grandfather. 4w
Cinfhen Yikes!!! It‘s soon!!!! 4w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen We have made it! Waiting on furniture to arrive. 🙂 1w
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! Send some pics of the new digs if you feel like sharing 😃💗 1w
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August #BookspinBingo

I DNFed my #doublespin for August, but I got a bingo with it!

Wrapup-
20 books total
7 audio
1 picture book
10 graphic novels/comics
2 print books

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 1mo
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September #Bookspin #BookspinBingo

I had to switch things up for September. The list on the left is for BS and DS. It‘s made up of the small group of physical books I didn‘t pack. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR, which includes previous picks and Kindle books. There are two spots with “Blank” so that I can add the picks for BS and DS to their correct number and move the books in those spots to the blank spots.

Reggie I‘m rooting for 1,1,8, and 4. 1mo
TrishB @Reggie everyone needs to read Swansong 😁 1mo
Reggie @TrishB 🖤, also Margie if and when you read it I‘ll buddy read it with you if you want. I haven‘t read it since the year 2000. 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really enjoyed the Poison Study books. If you read the whole series (three trilogies) I totally recommend visiting the author's website has she has fun short stories that connect between the different books!! 1mo
Bookzombie @Reggie @TrishB Swan Song is going to get read before the end of year. It was already a pick for #Bookspin, lol. Sometimes it‘s easy to resist the chunkster, even though I always love them. @Reggie Okay! I haven‘t really done many Buddy reads. I will let you know when I‘m going to start it. 😊 1mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks Good to know! I have the first 2 books. They were gifts in a swap years ago. 1mo
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#WeeklyForecast

I‘m leaning quite heavily on audio this week, but also need to finish the Ito and read Blood on Tracks Vol. 8 and Tale of the Shadow King.

I‘m not sure what I will read in print next as I‘m returning all my physical library books this week. I‘m sort of worried I might accidentally pack one of them, lol.

Cinfhen Are you moving far?? Will you be in the same library system?? 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen We are moving from Texas to Indiana, so I will have to get used to a different library. I will still have access to San Antonio‘s digital library for a bit though. 1mo
Reggie Why Indiana? 1mo
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Bookzombie @Reggie Lol. For a number of reasons, but for four seasons 🤞🏻is one. Also, it will be more centrally located. It takes forever to escape the embrace of Texas, but we can leave Indiana in a few hours. Texas is the boyfriend that won‘t let go. Sadly, we won‘t see a change in politics. 1mo
Reggie @Bookzombie I had a friend who lived in El Paso. She had 2 abortions. She doesn‘t live there anymore. She did it because the guy she was with was a bad guy and didn‘t want to be connected to him for the rest of her life. She lives in another state but I think about the 10k bounty law and if it were a different time and if someone she thought she trusted knew. It sucks. That‘s just the abortion law and not some of the other stuff. Good luck, 👇🏼 1mo
Reggie Margie. Moving sucks!!! I‘ve only done it like 3 times and that was enough. 1mo
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#BookReport

Ballroom is a low pick, but I really enjoyed the other three.
We had a garage sale today in preparation for the move so I didn‘t finish the Ito book like I wanted to. Body Double is #4 in the Rizzoli and Isles series. I‘ve read the series before and I‘m still enjoying them this time around.

Cinfhen Hope the garage sale went well!!!! 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks, it did! 🙂 1mo
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The tagged is the final book in the Clue Mystery trilogy. This series is a low pick for me. I love the movie and I love the idea of bringing it to a new generation via these books, but I just didn‘t love them. Reading each one as it came out might have been a disservice as I hardly remembered anything that happened in the first two. I had to go back and read reviews with spoilers as I was confused in the beginning of this one.

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#WeeklyForecast

I will probably finish The Sinner today as I do chores. I‘m not quite halfway through Ballroom but would love to finish it today too.
The Resting Place will be my next audio, but I also have it in print if I need to switch. I‘m excited to read my first Junji Ito.

Cinfhen How‘s the move going???? 1mo
Cinfhen I can‘t believe you‘re tackling so many books!! Im SUPER IMPRESSED 🙌🏻💕 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It‘s going, lol. Have packed some, but kind of at that point I can‘t pack more until we get closer. 🙂 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks, but you shouldn‘t be, lol. The audios are easy because I can listen while doing other stuff. Also, the graphic novel and mangas don‘t take long to get through. Print novels are harder. I feel sort of too distracted to sit and read for stretches. 1mo
Cinfhen Yeah, packing is definitely a process!!!! 1mo
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#BookReport

I just realized that I never posted my forecast for last week, but this was pretty much it. All competed were picks. I‘m still getting more audio reading time than print. Currently listening to the third Rizzoli & Isles book.
I have a stack of library books I‘m trying to finish before the move and Ballroom is one of them. I considered bailing but dammit if I don‘t want to know how she wraps up the trilogy.

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#Bookreport late edition

I have had this open to post for two days, lol. We are moving, so life is chaotic here.
I enjoyed my reread of The Surgeon on audio. I finished the last 5 volumes of Harrow County, which is such a great horror series. I read volumes 4, 5, and 6 of Blood on the Tracks, also good.

Cinfhen Moving is SO STRESSFUL!!! Hope it goes well xxxx 2mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It is! Thank you! 💕 1mo
DivineDiana Wishing everything goes smoothly! 🙏🏻 1mo
Bookzombie @DivineDiana Thank you! 💕 1mo
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#Bookreport #Weeklyforecast combo

I picked up where I left off on my Kinsey Millhone reread a couple of years ago with W. She is a comforting character to revisit. I bailed on Outside and my August #Doublespin The War Wagon.

I started rereading Rizzoli & Isles since the library has them on audio now. Candlestick is the last book in the Clue trilogy.

I hope to get to Vol 4-8 of Harrow County and several more volumes of Blood on The Tracks.

Cinfhen Hi 👋 I‘ve missed you!! I know lots of people love the Grafton series - glad you were able to dive back in 2mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen 😊 I missed you too. We have had lots going on so I‘m having a hard time keeping up with everyone. 2mo
Cinfhen Hope all is well 💖 2mo
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! ❤️July was rough. My mom (she‘s 80) was in the hospital and then my MIL passed away. Now we decided to move. 1mo
Cinfhen Oh wow, I‘m sorry to hear about your MIL and your mom. I hope your mom is on the mend. 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! My MIL had cancer, but it happened sooner than we thought and she was only 64. My mom is better and back home. 1mo
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August #BookspinBingo

Here is my August bingo board. My #Bookspin is The Devil in the White City and my #Doublespin is The War Wagon.

I have been a lousy Litten over the last month so you may notice me liking a bunch of your posts soon.

Mccall0113 Post away!! 2mo
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And That's a Wrap | Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
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July #wrapup #bookspinbingo

Total read = 21
1 novel, print
3 graphic novels
11 children‘s picture books
6 audiobooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
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August #Bookspin #Doublespin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left is my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own. I replaced last month‘s picks. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR. There are two spots with “Blank” so that I can add the picks for BS and DS to their correct number and move the books in those spots to the blank spots. Or maybe I will get lucky and 3 & 16 will get picked. 😄

Bookzombie My #Bookspin TBR has many of my previous BS and DS picks so that hopefully I will catch up. 🙂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast late edition

Both The Night Strangers and PET were picks for me. I picked up the Connelly because someone else is waiting on it at the library. I couldn‘t wait any longer to listen to the newest Lady Darby. The Thorn Birds and Drag are my carry overs from June. The Jason Reynolds is #aam for July.

Cinfhen Pretty graphics 💚Enjoy your reads 😃 3mo
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July #BookspinBingo

Still can‘t believe it‘s July already! Here is my bingo board for the month. My #Bookspin is Tell Me How This Ends Well and my #Doublespin is Darkness Peering.

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July #Bookspin #Doublespin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left is my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own. I have replaced last month‘s picks. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR. There are two spots with “Blank” so that I can add the picks for BS and DS to their correct number and move the books in those spots to the blank spots. Or maybe I will get lucky and 3 & 16 will get picked. 😄

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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#Booked2022 Second quarter wrap-up

I completed 9 prompts this quarter and only have three more to complete for the whole challenge. I have never been this close to finishing this early in the year. 💃🏼

2. Title Repeats Itself
3. Set in China
5. From a Black-owned or -centric imprint or publisher
8. Written by a journalist
9. Author born in Africa
13. Includes a recipe
14. Set in a Canandian province
16. About sisters
20. A coming out story

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 congrats 🎉 You have until Midnight July 3 to submit all books read between April 1-June 30th to enter the #SecondQuarterDrawing :

Here's the link for second quarter #Booked2022

https://forms.gle/E9QC2c79pDFcUE5Y8
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! I should have indicated I did that too. Now to make sure I don‘t drag my feet on those last three prompts. Lol. 3mo
Reggie I liked Lawnboy! 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I did too! When I first started it, I wasn‘t sure but all was good. It‘s ridiculous that it‘s being challenged. 3mo
Reggie What‘s not being challenged nowadays! These fcking haters. I saw that The Kiterunner is on a challenged banned list and could not for the life of me understand why unless it‘s just that the author has brown skin and is also writing about brown skin. So ridiculous. 3mo
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And That's a Wrap | Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
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June #wrapup #bookspinbingo

Except for finishing The Night Strangers on Sunday, I didn‘t read much this week so no bingo after all.

Total read = 14
3 adult fiction
1 graphic novel
4 children‘s picture books
6 audiobooks (some of these I read in print a little)

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The Night Strangers | Chris Bohjalian
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#aam

I wasn‘t sure about this at first because I‘m not a huge fan of 2nd person narration. However, the entire novel is not written in 2nd person and I just got sucked into the story. I kept telling Chip and Emily to just pack up the damn twins and run. I split this one between audio and print. This was my first Bohjalian novel and I will definitely check out his others. I have The Lioness on my shelf already.

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this one 👉🏽 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I just put the audio on hold and hope it comes in sooner than they think, lol. I enjoyed the audio for The Night Strangers. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve found that often it does come in sooner than expected 🤞🏽🤞🏽 3mo
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#bookforecast #weeklyforecast

I‘m not sure where this week went. I only finished the children‘s picture book for the week.

I‘m finishing up The Night Strangers today. I still hope to finish Thorn Birds and Drag before the month is over. I will probably read Pet, but The Luminous Dead might be my first book for July.

Cinfhen Love the glitter background 🤩 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 3mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

I unintentionally took a week off Litsy. I‘m still working on becoming a morning person, but I did manage to read quite a bit this week, all picks.

I may have to return Queer and check it out again later as others are waiting on it. It‘s more academic that I thought It would be. My plan is to have Drag and Thorn Birds finished by end of month. Strangers hasn‘t pulled me in yet, but I‘ve only read 3 chapters.

Cinfhen I recently re-read Thornbirds and I LOVED IT!!!! 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I might just end up making it my primary books as I‘m really enjoying it. 🙂 3mo
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I didn‘t read as much as I thought I would this week. The hubs and I are trying to turn ourselves into morning people so most nights I just went to sleep. Empty Mansions was fascinating and I really enjoyed Pumpkin.
I read a lot today and have just a bit left of LB and I‘m almost half way through the JVN audiobook.

Cinfhen Ha!! #MorningPeople are overrated 😉😁😘 4mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast combo

Even on vacation this week, it took me a few days to find my reading groove.
Mercy - A random library pick that I enjoyed #Booked2022 #CanadianProvince
Dreamer - loved #RememberingJenny
Boxers - Interesting, part of history I didn‘t know #Booked2022 #China

Loving Mansions on audio and just getting into Lawn Boy. Pumpkin and the Van Ness are my next audiobooks. I‘m not sure what I will start in print after LB.

Cinfhen Lots of challenge reads!!!! Excellent week 💖💖💖 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 💗 4mo
Cinfhen I read Empty Mansions awhile back…crazy story!! I loved it!!! 4mo
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American Dreamer | Adriana Herrera
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#rememberingjenny

Jenny gave this one 5 stars on Goodreads and I agree! I loved Nesto and Jude‘s story. Nesto‘s food made me hungry and Jude‘s book love was very relatable. 🤓I also loved the other characters in the book. I look forward to picking up the next one in series.

Thank you @Centique for suggesting we read a book to remember and honor Jenny. 💗

Centique Im so glad you joined in! 💕 Thank you. And now I really want to read this too. 4mo
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June #BookspinBingo

As usual I‘m already working on filling two free spaces, lol! My #Bookspin and #Doublespin are marked by the sweet treats.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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May #BookspinBingo wrap up

I finished 1 more just before midnight last night!

No bingos for May as I read off list a bit. I read 14 books and I put two books on ice for a little bit.

3 adult fiction print
1 manga
2 comic volumes
3 graphic novels
2 children‘s books
3 audiobooks (read partially in print)

I bailed on #aam , but may try again later. I also didn‘t get to my #bookspin or #doublespin picks.

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June #Bookspin #Doublespin

The list on the left is my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own. I have replaced last month‘s picks. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR. I will swap out whichever numbers are drawn and replace them with the books from the right list. 🍧

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

I really didn‘t read much this week. It was just a long week. I have put Growing Up Dead and Strangers on ice for now. Manhunt is on ice because I couldn‘t renew it due to other‘s holds.

I‘m off this week and hoping to get a lot of reading in (even though I haven‘t picked anything up so far). I want to finish Mercy and read American Dreamers for #RememberingJenny as she gave it 5 stars. I‘m just not sure after that.

Centique Great choice, I‘ll be keen to hear what you think of it! 4mo
Cinfhen Enjoy your week off 😁❣️ 4mo
Bookzombie @Centique Thank you! 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 💗 4mo
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Getaway | Zoje Stage
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Sisters, Imogen and Beck, along with their old friend, Tilda, reunite for a week long camping/hiking trip at the Grand Canyon. Imogen has just been through a harrowing experience and Beck hopes the trip will allow three friends to reconnect. Some of the obstacles they face on the trail are stressful enough, but then odd things start to happen and it gets worse. I questioned some of their decisions, but then there wouldn‘t have been a story. I ⬇️

Bookzombie stayed up late on Thursday night because I couldn‘t stop listening. This is the first of Stage‘s books I have read and I will definitely be picking up the others. 4mo
Kappadeemom I loved this one! 4mo
Bookzombie @Kappadeemom It was really good! 4mo
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast combo

Due to a cold and the book festival on Saturday, I didn‘t get much reading done this week and only finished Getaway. I‘m still pushing on with Growing Up Dead. I have barely started the other three, but I hope to finish them all this week.

Cinfhen Oh, right!!!! How was the festival?!!! So jealous!! Who did you get to hear/ meet??!!! 4mo
Cinfhen Hope the cold is getting better - spring/summer allergies are tough 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It was so great to be back in person. I listed the authors on my book festival post and tagged the books they talked about. This year I hadn‘t read anything by any of the authors and now I want to read them all. Lol. Of the ones saw, Emma Straub is the biggest name probably. 4mo
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen I feel loads better, but now my husband has it. He keeps saying “I didn‘t realize you felt this bad.” I don‘t know if it‘s because we hadn‘t had a cold since the start of the pandemic or what, but it was a rough one. We both tested negative for Covid. 4mo
Cinfhen Going to scroll back and see your previous post!! It still may have been Covid but glad you‘re feeling better. Hope hubby has a quick recovery 🧡 4mo
Bookzombie Thank you! He is starting to feel better. 💗 4mo
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Today was a good day, warm but good! ☀️It was lovely to return to an in-person San Antonio Book Festival. I attended six sessions featuring nine authors and increased my TBR list as one does. 📚#sabookfest #sanantonio #sapl

Bookzombie I‘m going to tag a book from each author below so I might increase your TBR as well. 😈 4mo
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wanderinglynn How fun! 4mo
TheBookHippie How wonderful !!!! 4mo
Nute I am overjoyed, Margie! So happy to see all the amazing in-person book festivals!🤗 4mo
Cinfhen I read and LOVED 4mo
Cinfhen Going to check out the others - I already have this one lined up for #CampLitsy 4mo
Cinfhen Looks like a wonderful day!!!! 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I‘m happy to hear you loved Olympus, Texas. I enjoyed hearing her talk about the book. Even though Olympus is a fictional city, the author grew up in the area it‘s set. 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I almost didn‘t go to Emma Straub‘s talk. I just didn‘t think I was interested, but I loved her. She was a lot of fun. 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It was wonderful, but also very warm, lol. I hope next year they move it back to early April. 4mo
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I actually reviewed everything I read this week. 💃🏼 I‘m struggling a little with Growing Up Dead and I just started Manhunt. Other library patrons are waiting on it and Electric Idol so I want to get them done this week hopefully. Strangers is for #aam for May.

Saturday is the San Antonio Book Festival so I will lose some of my reading time and increase my TBR instead. 📚

TheBookHippie Oooo love a book fair! 5mo
Cinfhen That‘s exciting….I‘ve heard great things about the San Antonio Book Fair 🙌🏻💕who‘s expecting to be there??? Also congrats on being up to date with your reviews!!! 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I‘m excited. I need to sit down and look at the schedule. No one really jumped out at me when I glanced at it before. That was just the reviews for that week, lol. I have to be in the mood. 🙂 5mo
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While I don‘t think the writing is a good as the last book I reviewed, I also devoured this one in print and on audio. Candace Swain disappeared after her sorority‘s party for a week and then was found dead. Three years later, Lucas is hosting a podcast, his capstone project, to find out where Candace was for that week. He is joined in his search by a former U.S. Marshall. I knew who the killer was fairly quickly and some of the story was ⬇️

Bookzombie unbelievable. Even so, I was invested. I swear the back of the book said this was a standalone, but Goodreads indicates it to be the first in a series. 5mo
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This has been on my TBR at least since I read Beukes‘ Broken Monsters in 2016. I didn‘t know I would love it and I wish I had picked it up sooner. I thought I might not love the time travel aspect and was wrong. In fact, that may be why I loved this. The writing made me feel like I stepped in to each time period with the character. Plus, it‘s gritty and about a serial killer. I found I didn‘t want to put this down so I listened and read in print.

EvieBee Nice review! I have the audio book checked out. Might be my next read! 5mo
Bookzombie @EvieBee I hope you enjoy it! I look forward to hearing what you think. 🙂 5mo
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Cinfhen Happy you loved it!!! 5mo
TheLudicReader Have you watched the series? I think it‘s on Apple. (Not 100% sure) 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 🙂 5mo
Bookzombie @TheLudicReader No, it is on Apple and I don‘t have that subscription at the moment. I watched the trailer and it looks like they made a number of changes so I don‘t know that I‘m that interested in the series. Maybe down the road. 🙂 5mo
Reggie Man, I should just get to this. Everything you said is the reason I think I wouldn‘t like it. I should just jump in. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Maybe if I had tried it earlier it wouldn‘t have been such a hit for me, but I still think it would have. If/when you pick it up, I hope you love it too. 3mo
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The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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This has been languishing on my TBR for years and I finally picked it up due the ridiculous banning in TN. Spiegelman‘s work is powerful and it‘s important to hear his father‘s story. The book is not only about the Holocaust though. It‘s also about the author‘s relationship with his parents, especially his father. I can‘t recommend this graphic novel enough.

Reggie I keep thinking about all these bans and I don‘t think people realize how close they are to the Nazis and all that book burning. How they are the same people who want to tell us to read, to tell women what they should do, to (cause we the queer people are next) probably tell us queer people who we can love. They‘re the same people who don‘t want government telling them what to do. So frustrating. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie It is so frustrating! I think some realize and don‘t care, some just don‘t see it and some just don‘t/won‘t hear it. Also, I think it very easy for some to forget history and for some to take themselves out of it. They think these decisions don‘t affect them. 3mo
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I enjoyed this one. I requested the library purchase it a while ago. I must have forgot ‘erotic‘ was in the summary, because I didn‘t expect as much sex, lol. The romance is sweet, but some of the characters could have been fleshed out a little more and the story could have had more depth. I enjoyed the historical notes in the back.

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I wasn‘t expecting this chapter, set in 1972, to be quite so relevant and for the word “forever” to feel depressing due to our current world.

Does anyone have recommendations for books on Jane?

vivastory I loved this book 5mo
Linsy Ugh, forever. The things we think we know. 5mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I did too! I watched the trailer for the series after I finished and I don‘t know if I care to watch it. Lol 5mo
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I enjoyed everything I completed this week. Blood is my first manga and I immediately wished I had the next volume on hand. I‘m over halfway through The Shining Girls and just start the SGJ novel.

This week is going to busy so I don‘t know if will get to everything. My next reads are partially dictated by the library.

Cinfhen Lots going on , but it all looks good 😊 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 🙂 5mo
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Today I returned a bag of mostly unread books to the library to lessen my guilt of not reading them yet. These 7 books were on the hold shelf for me and several have other people waiting for them. I can‘t help myself. 😏

EvieBee LOL! I thought this was only me. I return to ease the guilt but I was told that we‘re contributing to the circulation of books (which equals funding) so I feel better lol! (edited) 5mo
Bookzombie @EvieBee Even though I know that, I still feel guilty sometimes, lol. However, sometimes I decide to be a bee. I will go to one branch and check out a bunch of books and then later return them to my branch. I sort of hope in moving them around that someone might come across them on the shelf and be interested too. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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#Bookspin #Doublespin May

Here is my updated list with this month‘s picks swapped in. So far, it looks like I will be filling up my free spaces first as my current reads are not on the list. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #bookspinbingo

LeahBergen I really enjoyed Empty Mansions. 👍 5mo
EvieBee Ooh, you‘re both prompting me to finally pick up Empty Mansions. Been on the shelf forever! @LeahBergen 5mo
Bookzombie @LeahBergen Yay, that‘s good to know. 🙂 @EvieBee It has been on my shelves a long time too. ☺️ 5mo
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I picked up my February #Bookspin that I had put on ice due to other library books taking precedence and now I‘m halfway through it. Started the next V.I. Warshawski on audio. The Beukes‘ is up next because I can‘t renew it due to someone else waiting for it. Thanks Apple TV! Lol

Cinfhen Whatcha watching??? 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Oh, I don‘t have Apple TV, but was blaming them for the new holds on The Shining Girls as they have made it into a series and made the book popular again. 🙂 I did watch a lot of Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators on BritBox this weekend. 5mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 I didn‘t realize Shining Girls has been made into a series!!! Everything is being made into a series!!! 5mo
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen 🙂 Everything is! 5mo
EvieBee I‘ll have to check out Shakespeare and Hathaway. I feel like I‘ve run out of Brit shows. Have you seen Annika, by chance? Binged those this weekend. 5mo
Bookzombie @EvieBee I haven‘t seen that one, but will look for it. S & H is more of a cozy mystery series for the most part. 5mo
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April #BookspinBingo #wrapup

Two bingos this month! I read 19 books and 1 short story.
7 audio
1 graphic novel
4 children‘s picture books
6 adult fiction in print
1 middle grade fiction
+ 1 DNF

I read one for #aam but I didn‘t get to my #bookspin or #Doublespin for April.

Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 5mo
Bookzombie @Ruthiella Thank you!! 5mo
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All of the books I completed this week are picks. I finished Perish and The Absolutist today. #aam Since I can‘t decide what I want to start May with I may have to spin the wheel for my weekly forecast.

Cinfhen Spin the wheel 🛞🙌🏻💞 awesome week 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 💗 5mo
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May 🌻 #Bookspin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left is my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own. I have replaced last month‘s picks. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR. I will swap out whichever numbers are drawn and replace them with the books from the right list. ☀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Both of my completed books were picks. Most of my reading has been on audio as I found Smaller on Hoopla. I may have it finished before bed. I thought I would devour White Spaces but its been a slower read for me.

I‘m keeping my expectations low even though I have Thursday and Friday off this week.

Cinfhen Ohhh, long weekend! Enjoy 😊 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 🙂 5mo
vivastory I checked out the Chizmar from the library last week. Looking forward to it! 5mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I really liked it and hope you do too. I listened to it mostly, but I also had the book. There are photos included. 5mo
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I‘m almost done with The Corpse Queen. Boogeyman is up next for audio and then Those Who Perish. All the White Spaces is due soon and I can‘t renew it so I will probably bump it up.

April is flying by and I need to get to the Boyne for #aam soon.

Cinfhen You‘re right!!! April is flying by!!! 6mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Hope you are doing well. 💗 6mo
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I sort of felt like a reading machine this week, lol. Everything completed was pick.

I just couldn‘t get into Valley of Terror. I tried it in print and audio. Maybe it was because I thought it was going to be more horror or maybe it‘s the translation. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Cinfhen Woohoo!! What a week!!! 6mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 6mo
vivastory I have Nana on my TBR. One of my fave book tubers was praising it. It sounds like an uncomfortably fun time. 😅 5mo
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Bookzombie @vivastory I can‘t remember how Nana got on my radar, but “uncomfortably fun time” is a great description. I‘m not sure what I thought was going to happen but it wasn‘t what happens in the book. Lol. (edited) 5mo
Reggie Did you like Benny Rose? I loved it. When that girl picked up the hammer to fight I could here that heavy metal song,”Let the bodies hit the floor!” in my head. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I did! It was so good. I really need to pick up another of one of hers. 3mo
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I‘m sure that I will probably finish TBoCC and Vampire before Tuesday. Circles is good, but not as propulsive.

The other three are all on Kindle Unlimited and I want to read them before I cancel my subscription.

Cinfhen I found I wasn‘t really using KU either but I hated having to cancel. Ultimately, I don‘t miss it - it‘s just #FoMo 6mo
vivastory I've heard a lot of good things about both the Hailey Piper & Nana 6mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Yes, that is my issue. Just feels like I‘m not getting my money‘s worth most months. 6mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I have heard the same. I have been meaning to get to the Piper forever. 6mo
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