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Bookzombie

Joined March 2016

I devour books, not brains. https://www.goodreads.com/Bookzombie08 She/her
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast combo

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! 2d
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!!! 2d
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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. 3d
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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! 3d
Bookzombie @EvieBee I hope you enjoy it! I look forward to hearing what you think. 🙂 3d
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Cinfhen Happy you loved it!!! 3d
TheLudicReader Have you watched the series? I think it‘s on Apple. (Not 100% sure) 3d
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 🙂 2d
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. 🙂 2d
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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.

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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 1w
Linsy Ugh, forever. The things we think we know. 6d
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 4d
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast combo

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 😊 1w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 🙂 1w
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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) 1w
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. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
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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. 👍 2w
EvieBee Ooh, you‘re both prompting me to finally pick up Empty Mansions. Been on the shelf forever! @LeahBergen 2w
Bookzombie @LeahBergen Yay, that‘s good to know. 🙂 @EvieBee It has been on my shelves a long time too. ☺️ 2w
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#WeeklyForecast

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??? 2w
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. 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 I didn‘t realize Shining Girls has been made into a series!!! Everything is being made into a series!!! 2w
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen 🙂 Everything is! 2w
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. 2w
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. 2w
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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! 👏👏👏 2w
Bookzombie @Ruthiella Thank you!! 2w
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#BookReport

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 2w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 💗 2w
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Spin | Robert Charles Wilson
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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!!! 3w
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast combo

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 😊 3w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 🙂 3w
vivastory I checked out the Chizmar from the library last week. Looking forward to it! 3w
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. 3w
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#WeeklyForecast

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!!! 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Hope you are doing well. 💗 1mo
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#BookReport

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!!! 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 1mo
vivastory I have Nana on my TBR. One of my fave book tubers was praising it. It sounds like an uncomfortably fun time. 😅 3w
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) 3w
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#WeeklyForecast

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 1mo
vivastory I've heard a lot of good things about both the Hailey Piper & Nana 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Yes, that is my issue. Just feels like I‘m not getting my money‘s worth most months. 1mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I have heard the same. I have been meaning to get to the Piper forever. 1mo
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#BookReport

It‘s been a while since I picked up a Walt Longmire book, but I enjoyed book 7 so much that I read the short story between and book 8 this week.
Kira-Kira is for #Booked2022 #aboutsisters and I enjoyed it.
Calvin, I Eat Poop, and The Library Fish are children‘s books and all are picks. Calvin made me tear up a little, but I Eat Poop was my favorite.

Cinfhen The children‘s books look fabulous!! Love your background 😍 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 💗 1mo
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#WeeklyForecast

I‘m halfway thru Hell (ha!) and it‘s possible that I could finish it today while cleaning/prepping for the week. I have only read the prologue for Smaller ( #Booked2022 ) so far.

Divorce is a Longmire short story that falls after Hell. Kira-Kira is for #Booked2022 and I‘m going to try it on audio first.

I‘m currently subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, so I‘m trying to read a few on my KU list before I cancel it for awhile.

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#Bookreport

Here are the books I completed this week. All are picks. As usual, I really should review some of these. 😬

Cinfhen Haha 😂 as long as you enjoyed them, the reviews can wait! 1mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 🙂 1mo
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#Booked2022 First quarter wrap-up

Per usual, I started this challenge with a bang and completed 12 prompts. If history is any indicator, I will be scrambling to finish up one or two of the prompts last minute. 😂

I completed the form last night. 🙂

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! That‘s AMAZING 🎊🙌🏻♥️ 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick A great start! 1mo
Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! Next quarter won‘t be anything like this probably. Lol. 1mo
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Spin | Robert Charles Wilson
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#BookspinBingo

I found a flaw in my two list system . Swan Song is my #Bookspin , but was also on my TBR list. 🤦🏼‍♀️Since it‘s 956 pages, I decided to just have it fill the original two spots on my TBR list and the #Bookspin spot. Next month I won‘t have any overlap. Growing Up Dead in Texas is my #Doublespin book.

TheAromaofBooks I think 956 pages is definitely worth more than one space!! 1mo
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Spin | Robert Charles Wilson
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April #Bookspin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left will now be my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own each month, because I always lean toward library books. 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. I hope this makes sense. Lol. 🍹

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! The two-list system is working SO well for me so hopefully it helps you knock out some books, too!!! 1mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks I‘m excited for it. Right now the left list is all physical books, but at some point I‘m going to work in my kindle purchases. I really forget about those. Lol. 1mo
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March #BookspinBingo #Wrapup

It‘s unlikely I‘m going to finish Tastes Like Candy today, so I‘m calling it for March. Even with free spaces on top of each other, I didn‘t get a bingo! 😄 I read 25 books this month, but only 13 could go on my card. I did finish both my #Bookspin and #Doublespin for the month.

7 audio
2 graphic novels
10 children‘s picture books
5 adult fiction
1 middle grade fiction

I still need to review several of these. 😏

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 2mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! 💗 2mo
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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I spent some time browsing Half Price Books today. I came home with this #chunkster (965 pages) that has been on my TBR for a while. My goal is to read it before the end of the year. 😁

ShyBookOwl Good luck!! It's a bucket list book for me 2mo
5feet.of.fury I bought the same in a library sale….. I‘m hoping for October? 2mo
Bookzombie @ShyBookOwl Thanks! @5feet.of.fury I‘m leaning toward that too. 🎃 2mo
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Dragon I remember really enjoying this book ( I read the series years ago) Enjoy the Mayfair witches 😄🐉 2mo
Bookzombie @Dragon Thank you! 🙂 2mo
Dragon 💚🐉 2mo
Chrissyreadit I loved this book- and it‘s one I would like to reread and see if I still do. 2mo
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit Yay! I‘m glad to know you loved it. 🙂 2mo
LeslieO Oh I loved this one! 2mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂💐📚 2mo
Bookzombie @batsy Thank you! 💗💗 2mo
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#WeeklyForecast

RoB is due Tuesday and on hold by another, so working to finish it first. I will probably bump up Heartstopper Vol. 4 since I know another is waiting. I sort of feel bad hoarding library books if someone else is waiting, lol. This is part of the reason why those two on the right are “on hold.”

AIW is my current audio. My other “Up Next” choices are my #doublespin and #bookspin. Both Bellweather and Cure work for #Booked2022. ⬇️

Bookzombie I have completed 10 prompts for #Booked2022 so far, so it would be nice to complete another before the end of the month and filling out the form. 🤓 2mo
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#BookReport

2 audiobooks
6 children‘s picture books
1 print novel
All picks

I‘m still thinking about Empire of Wild and The Collective, so I haven‘t review them yet.

NBR - I returned to in-person Zumba for the first time in 2 years. I almost cried due to happiness, especially when I realized I still remembered some of the moves and songs. It also just felt so normal, which was great. 🥲💃🏼

Bookzombie P.S. I still masked up. Only took it off during the workout and we social distanced. You can‘t really be near each other during Zumba anyway. 2mo
Susanita I‘m glad you could go back to Zumba! I started an exercise class at the community center where we had to wear masks because it‘s considered a public building. When we could take them off, the instructor didn‘t look at all like I expected! 2mo
Bookzombie @Susanita Thank you! Wow! My instructor is the same as before, but I have had that experience in other places. 🙂 2mo
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Cinfhen Yay for Zumba!!! And congrats on such a wonderful week of reading ♥️ 2mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! I hope you are enjoying your vacation! 💗 2mo
Cinfhen I am 😄thanks so much for thinking of me xx 2mo
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Fadeout | Joseph Hansen
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This is the first book in the David Brandstetter series, which is set in the 1960s. Brandstetter, a private detective, is investigating a life insurance claim on Fox Olsen, whose car is found after being swept down an an arroyo during a heavy rainstorm and no body has been found. David quickly finds that things aren‘t adding up and is determined to find out what‘s going on. Originally published in 1970, Hanson‘s detective ⬇️

Bookzombie is considered to be a groundbreaking character as he is openly gay. I‘m not sure how I found this series, but I‘m definitely going to read the rest. 2mo
Michael_Gee I read about it on NPR awhile ago and finally got the book from the library today! Just started it. 1mo
Bookzombie @Michael_Gee I hope you like it! 🙂 1mo
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#reviewcatchup

Gender Queer is one of the most banned books in the US. Below is a quote from the author I found in an news article linked in comments.
“There are a lot of people who are questioning their gender, questioning their sexuality and having a real hard time finding honest accounts of somebody else on the same journey. There are people for whom this is vital and for whom this could maybe even be lifesaving.”
I absolutely agree with ⬇️

Bookzombie Kobabe. I wish everyone would read eir story and more, so that we can all understand each other and support and love one another. I will be rereading this one again, but I wanted to make sure it got to the next person who had it on hold at the library. 2mo
brittanybooks Banned?!! Can‘t wait to read it now! 2mo
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Branwen I love this graphic novel and I'm so proud that we have copies in my library! 💕📚 2mo
Bookzombie @brittanybooks It‘s really good! 2mo
Bookzombie @Branwen I feel the same! I‘m happy when I see mine has repurchased it in physical and ebook form. 2mo
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Last Days | Adam Nevill
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#reviewcatchup

As a lover of horror, I‘m a little ashamed to say this my first Adam Neville read. Even though I think this could have been trimmed down slightly (it‘s 530 pgs), I enjoyed this one. Kyle, a struggling film documentarian, thinks his problems may have been solved when he is asked to shoot a documentary about the 1970s notorious cult, Temple of the Last Days. The film schedule is tight and strange things occur as Kyle and his ⬇️

Bookzombie cameraman travel around the world to shoot locations and interviews. Cults are creepy to me even when well lit, so there was a lot of creepiness in this book for me. #Booked2022 #aboutacult #almostachunksterchallenge 2mo
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Murder in the East End | Jennifer Ashley
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Finished 3/6 #reviewcatchup

This is book 4 in the Kat Holloway/Below Stairs mysteries. I continue to enjoy this series. I love Kat, house cook/sleuth, and her band of friends, Daniel, James, Tess, and Lady Cynthia. I sometimes find myself more worried about her job when she slips away from the kitchen for too long than I do other dangers.
Even though this is set later and in England, I think this has a similarity to the Lady Darby series.

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Read 3/2 #reviewcatchup

Even though I still keep puzzling about whether or not these are some kind of HP fan fiction (one character felt a little like Dolores Umbridge in this one), I am enjoying this series. I like most of the characters and the idea of Mrs. Brickett‘s. #Booked2022 #newin2022

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Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints | Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
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Read 2/28 #reviewcatchup

This is another from @Patchshank ‘s #NYWD list that I had on TBR for ages and was happy to finally get to. I love the artwork and the creepiness of this southern gothic story. I have the next two volumes in from the library to read soon.

Patchshank I really enjoyed this one. Its so weird. 2mo
Bookzombie @Patchshank Me too! Thanks for putting it on your list. 2mo
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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“Hello, I‘m Rozzum unit 7134, but you may call me Roz.”
Roz awakes (after curious otters push the button on the back of her head) to find she is on an island. She doesn‘t know where she is from, but begins to explore and learn. Initially the animals distrust Roz, but through kindness she makes friends. She finds family and a home in the wild, until a past she is unaware of catches up to her.

These were so enjoyable! 💗

TheBookHippie I have been promoting these for years! They are so good! When the first one came out I insisted it be in the school library and the librarian fell in love with it so much she actually got several copies for classrooms too. So fun. 2mo
Bookzombie @TheBookHippie Yay! I love that! I‘m excited to give them to my nephew in a year or two. I was on the author‘s website and it looks like he is working on a third one, but there is no publication date so far. 2mo
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TheBookHippie @Bookzombie I‘ve been waiting as well for number 3. I‘m waiting for my grandson as well next year should be the year! 2mo
Tamra Such lovely affirming stories for all ages! 2mo
Bookzombie @Tamra Yes,exactly! 💗 2mo
Tamra I hope #3 is plastered everywhere so I don‘t forget! My daughter and I definitely want to read it. 2mo
Bookzombie @Tamra Me too! 2mo
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When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball - I wasn‘t previously familiar with Rudolph. This is about her childhood before she became an Olympic gold medal winner. Pick! This book has been challenged in Texas. ☹️

The Big Bath House - I loved this celebration of Japanese traditions and female body positivity of all types and ages.

Aaron Slater, Illustrator - A great addition to the series. **I‘m in no way related to the illustrator. 🙂

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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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#reviewcatchup

Virgil Wounded Horse is the resident vigilante on the reservation stepping in when the community is unable to prosecute and the federal government fails to take action. Then heroine shows up on the reservation and his nephew becomes entangled. I enjoyed this one even though I did see the ending coming. I hope we will get another Virgil book in the future. #Booked2022 #weathertermintitle

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February #BookspinBingo

No February bingo, but I have a hunch that I will get one this month. 🙂 I completed my #doublespin (The Wild Robot), but still need to finish my #bookspin (The Cure for Death by Lightning).

EvieBee Missing your posts. Hope all is well. 💕🤗 2mo
Bookzombie @EvieBee ☺️ Thank you for thinking of me! 💗 I‘m okay. Sometimes time gets away from me. Hope all is well with you too. 2mo
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Here is my March #Bookspin list. I‘m excited to see what will be picked and to set up my next bingo card. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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#WeeklyForecast

I‘m not terribly far in Death Acre‘s, Beyond Reach, and The Cure. It‘s possible I will have to put BR on ice if I can‘t renew at the library (maxed renewals 😏). I‘m about 1/2 way through MacBeth and the second Marion Lane book.

I‘m hoping to have more reading time this week. I can‘t control all of life‘s stresses, but at least I‘m not working overtime. 😁

Cinfhen I love your mantra 😄🙌🏻💕 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen 😁💗💗 (edited) 3mo
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#BookReport

I missed last week‘s book report. It‘s just been a long couple of weeks and my reading has been off. Everything was a pick.
Mississippi Bridge is a short story in the Logans series.
Winter Counts is my pick for #Booked2022 #weathertermintitle .
When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball is one of the children‘s books being challenged in TX. 🤬
The Big Bath House and Aaron Slater are also children‘s books.
INWTCBS is my third reread ⬇️

Bookzombie for 2022 and my pick for #AAM in February. The Wild Robot is a middle grade book recommendation from an acquaintance and I have put the second book on hold. 3mo
Cinfhen It just amazes me that books are still being challenged and banned?!???! 3mo
Cinfhen No King?? 3mo
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Cinfhen I enjoyed FireStarter but I didn‘t love it 🤷🏼‍♀️it felt too drawn out 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It‘s crazy and sadly, Texas seems to be leading the charge. 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Since I‘m trying to read his books in publication order, the next one is The Stand. I‘m thinking about reading it over my vacation in May because it‘s enormous. Lol. Yes, I do think King could be edited just a tad bit for length at times. I‘m glad you enjoyed Firestarter though. 3mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks The Wild Robot was my #doublespin for February. I know you aren‘t tracking this way, but feel the need to tell you, lol. I started February‘s #doublespin but haven‘t finished it yet. 3mo
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#WondrousWednesday

@TheAromaofBooks Thank you for tagging me! I haven‘t been very posty lately.

1. Janet Evanovich - I read the first 25 books in the Stephanie Plum series. #TeamRanger
2. Couch, recliner, or bed, but I read everywhere.
3. Sometimes

Since it is almost the end of the day, I tag anyone who wants to participate. 💗

Dragon Team Ranger 🕶 3mo
AmandaBlaze Ranger rules! 3mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻📚🙌🏻 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I have a book by Evanovich on my shelf somewhere that still hasn't been read! 3mo
Bookzombie @Eggs Thank you! 3mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks 🙂 Is it a Stephanie Plum book? I stopped after book 25 because they weren‘t as fun anymore. I sometimes think about just going back to the beginning. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks No, it appears to be one of her romance novels - Manhunt! I got it in a swap box this past December, actually. 3mo
AshleyHoss820 Yes!! I am also Team Ranger! 🥵😂 3mo
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Robin, this was such a lovely surprise to get in the mail today! Thank you so much for thinking of me! It made my day extra special. ☺️💕

robinb You are welcome! Always glad to pass books along. 😊 3mo
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I enjoyed all of my completed books this week. Death‘s Acre is ongoing. I just started Beyond Reach and Winter Counts.

marleed Ohh, I just finished Winter Counts! 3mo
Cinfhen Winter counts was good 👍🏻 especially on audio 🎧❣️ 3mo
Bookzombie @marleed @Cinfhen I‘m about halfway through and liking it so far. 3mo
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Dead Space | Kali Wallace
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Hester, an AI expert, is working as a security officer for the company to pay off her medical bills after surviving a terrorist attack. She now has a prosthetic left eye, ear, arm and leg. She receives an unexpected encrypted message from another survivor. Before she can respond, he is dead. She asks to be assigned to the team on his case. I really enjoyed this sci-fi mystery. I had one aspect figured out, but it didn‘t take anything away.

Reggie Stacked because I loved Salvation Day. 3mo
Nute Oooh, stacking! It‘s my kind of story!🤗 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I enjoyed Salvation Day more, but this was still really good. It looks like her next book is going to be a middle grade fantasy out this year. 3mo
Bookzombie @Nute I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! 🙂 3mo
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Mildred D. Taylor
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I‘m not sure how I missed this book as a kid. I read/listened to it and the narrator was perfect. Often I do chores when I listen to audiobooks, but I just sat and read-along with this one. Set in Depression-era Mississippi, this story, narrated by 9 year-old Cassie, follows the Logan family for nearly a year. That‘s such a simple summary for such great book. I can‘t recommend it enough. This one is actually the fourth book in a series.⬇️

Bookzombie I‘m hoping to get to the “sequel” this month and then circle back to the beginning. 3mo
Kristin_Reads This was one of my favorites when I was a kid! 3mo
EvieBee I remember reading this as a 7th grader and bawling into my pillow that whole weekend. I should revisit it. 3mo
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Bookzombie @Kristin_Reads I‘m sure it would have been one of mine too! 3mo
Bookzombie @EvieBee I think reading it as an adult I had a lot of fear for the characters that maybe as a kid I wouldn‘t have had because of a lack of knowledge. It might have depended on what else I had read/watched before it. I also cried. If you pick up this 40th anniversary edition there is a new author‘s note, which also made me cry. 3mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie oh no! I need to read asap! I watched movies like Glory, Mississippi Burnings, and Places in the Heart at too young an age so it created this fear of finding those situations in other books and movies even though I knew it was part of our American history. 3mo
janeycanuck I didn‘t read it until I was an adult, too. I definitely was able to appreciate it more, though. 3mo
Bookzombie @janeycanuck 🙂 Yes, I‘m sure I appreciated more as an adult. 3mo
Suet624 I also read it as an adult and wondered how I hadn‘t known of it before. 3mo
TheBookHippie Oh I loved everything this author wrote it‘s all good! 2mo
Bookzombie @TheBookHippie I plan to read all of it! 🙂 2mo
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I enjoyed this and have already put the second book on hold; but was this originally some sort of Harry Potter fan fiction? There is no magic, but I spent a great deal of the book thinking about who/what felt like HP rather than solving the mystery. #Booked2022 #amurdermystery

Cinfhen Interesting!! I tend to do that sometimes too when I‘m reading a retelling/ reimagining 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Yes, I saw a blurb that said something about Harry Potter so that may have put it in my head. 3mo
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Battle Hill Bolero | Daniel Jos Older
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I dragged my feet picking this up because I wasn‘t ready for it to end. I love many of the characters Older brought to life in this NYC of living, dead, and half-dead. While I would have liked more time with Reza and a couple of others, this was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

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Library guilt (no more renewals) bit me again, so I bumped different books (indicated by 🦖) up on my TBR. I have three weeks to read them. I devoured BHB on Saturday. I actually finished Marion Lane while cleaning this evening.

I had started Roll of Thunder in print but am also listening to it on audio now. I‘m dipping in and out of Death‘s Acre. I just started Dead Space today.

Cinfhen I like your use of the dinosaur emoji 🖤 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen lol Thanks! 3mo
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Neon Gods | Katee Robert
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I wasn‘t too far into this one when I told my husband I think this blurb may be 100% right and it was. Hades and Persephone have great chemistry🔥. I enjoyed the world that Robert created. The gods feel more like the mafia and they aren‘t really immortal. I know some readers said there isn‘t enough plot, but I enjoyed the development of the characters and was happy to hang out with H & P. I would say this is an erotic romance. There is ⬇️

Bookzombie a sex club and some kink. I look forward to picking up the new one in this series. 😈

I don‘t know how much of this matches the original myth of Hades and Persephone, but I‘m using it for #Booked2022 #mythologyretelling . Most of my mythology knowledge comes from Rick Riordan.
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Reggie Sidenote- I‘ve been calling myself Persephone in my head at work because I‘m on loan to this department that can‘t keep employees and instead of fixing the problem which might be their manager it‘s getting people from other departments to help out. It started right at the beginning of winter and I feel like I won‘t get out until the spring. I only wish my Hades was some mafia hottie. Lol great review, Margie. 3mo
Bookzombie Oh man, that really sucks. Is it still by the machine playing The Pointer sisters? We just had a lot of shuffling around on my team at work because some upper management screwed up. I didn‘t get moved, but it‘s a lot of adjusting. It‘s always the people not in management who suffer. Sorry, I‘m in a mood. I wish you had a hot Hades too. The one in the book was hard on the outside, but mushy on the inside. 🙂 3mo
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#BookspinBingo

Here is my board for February. The Cure For Death By Lightning is my #bookspin and my #doublespin is The Wild Robot.