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CBee

CBee

Joined April 2018

“You don‘t spend your life hanging around books without learning a thing or two.” - Lemony Snicket www.goodreads.com/cydneybuchholz
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
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My June list didn‘t stick 😂 We‘ll see how July goes! Not even worried about a bingo, I never get one 😂😂
#bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

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#readingbracket2022 it was tough to choose between Betty and The Change, as both were amazing in totally different ways. But The Change wins out as it was just the perfect book for my current mindset (mid 40s, perimenopausal, you know, the fun stuff in life 😂).

Megabooks Yes! The Change was awesome! 2d
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Empire of Wild | Cherie Dimaline
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A #blameitonlitsy read for sure. I‘ve read more Indigenous authors than ever in the past year or so and am so grateful to Litsy for broadening my horizons ♥️♥️
Great book about family, culture, tradition, magic. The rogarou is a creature I‘d never heard of before - terrifying! Highly recommend this one!

jlhammar I almost grabbed this one at the bookstore yesterday. Sounds good! 2d
CBee @jlhammar it was fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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My #bookspin #doublespin list keeps changing 😂 With library books and just choosing #botm - I‘m having trouble narrowing it down. I‘ll post soon 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ @TheAromaofBooks

Nelnjali You aren't alone. Mine keeps changing too! 😆 2d
TheAromaofBooks No worries, you have until Saturday morning to decide!!! Sometimes there are just too many options!! 2d
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This does NOT apply to the justices who dissented. The others should be ashamed. Such a dark day for our country. 😞 @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Seriously ✊🏼 7d
KristiAhlers This has made me sick to my stomach. We don‘t legislate the male body. Why is everyone so okay with legislating a female body? I can‘t wrap my mind around this right now. Wish RBG was still here to impart her calm wisdom. 7d
DinoMom Sad day for women! 7d
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JenReadsAlot I'm so sick and angry 7d
Sophronisba Well, I love the sentiment but I am just sick over the decision. 7d
CBee @KristiAhlers she‘s rolling over her in her grave, I‘m sure. We definitely need an RBG right now 😞 7d
CBee @DinoMom @JenReadsAlot @Sophronisba we‘re going backwards and I‘m sick over it too 😞 7d
thereadingpal I'm so sorry for you all. Sending love from Italy. I hope you can protest and riot. 7d
Eggbeater Well said! 7d
CBee @thereadingpal so many are already protesting and I‘m sure that will continue. I‘m trying to figure out the best way that I can help. My state is one of the worst to live in as far as progress goes. 😞 7d
thereadingpal @CBee I'm so sorry. My fb timeline and discord server have been flooded with terrified and angry people and I hate that I can't help. 7d
CBee @thereadingpal you can help by listening! And with your kind comments. You‘re helping ♥️ 7d
thereadingpal @CBee I'll always be here to listen. Many of you have got my email because of Litsylove. If someone needs to talk it through or vent, do contact me 7d
CBee @thereadingpal thank you! 7d
Leftcoastzen Disgusting and awful! This is a dark day , nightmare. 7d
Cazxxx A terrible, terrible day. This is such a huge step backwards and it makes me so upset 7d
sprainedbrain Love this. Hate it here. 💔 6d
CBee @sprainedbrain I hate it here too. Just seems to get worse and worse every day. 6d
DimeryRene @monalyisha shared great resources. I‘m not sure if everyone already follows — @CBee @sprainedbrain @KristiAhlers (edited) 6d
CBee @DimeryRene I follow her and will check out her post now! Thank you 🙏🏻 6d
Tamra 😂😂😂👌🏾 5d
Maria514626 That is fantastic! (Everything else is not.) 3h
CBee @Maria514626 I know what you mean 😊 If I ever take up needlework, which I probably won‘t 😂 I‘ll sew us all one of these 😃 3h
Maria514626 @CBee I have a cross stitch pattern that says “NOPE.” The word is surrounded by cutesy hearts. 😆😆😆 Looks like I‘m going to work some things out—with a needle. 3h
CBee @Maria514626 oh I think I need that 😂 I have a button that has a big red NO with a small yes underneath 😂😂 3h
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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SEE THAT ARROW??? I finished! This is monumental 😂😂 So, this one finished in 2011, and how many more volumes is he writing? 😂😂 I mean, I adore him, but he is not known for um, brevity 😂😂 I‘ll still look forward to the others ♥️
#obamabuddyread #micdrop #itonlytooksevenmonths

Kristin_Reads 🤭🤣 1w
TheBookHippie I am slogging through and note taking yet… and phew… he‘s long winded … but I love him. 1w
CBee @TheBookHippie same! He‘s the best, long winded and all 😂😂 1w
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peanutnine I thought to was supposed to be two volumes, one for each term, but I agree that it seems as if there will be more 😅 1w
Kdgordon88 I‘m so glad we read it this way. Hope we can do the same for the next one. Thanks for hosting! 1w
CBee @peanutnine I was getting close to the end and I thought, wait…. he‘s only gotten to 2011 😂 so I guess either the next volume will be longer (😳) or divided into two? I guess we‘ll see 😂 1w
CBee @Kdgordon88 I‘d love it! I would‘ve never read it had I not broken it up and gone the audio route! Thanks for tagging along on the journey 😊 1w
melissajayne From what I hear is that there are going to be two volumes 1w
peanutnine @CBee to be fair, this one had a lot of lead up to his first term with the election and everything so that added a lot 1w
CBee @melissajayne me too. We shall see how long the 2nd volume is 😁 1w
CBee @peanutnine that‘s true. I‘m so glad I finished it and I definitely learned a lot more about him, it was totally worth it 😊♥️ 1w
Sargar114 Congrats @CBee and thanks for organizing this. I agree the audiobook version and the broken up sections made this much easier to tackle. I would join for the next one if you do so 🙂 1w
CBee @Sargar114 yay! I‘ll definitely do another buddy read once it comes out 👏🏻 1w
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Fable: A Novel | Adrienne Young
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I loved this!! Short review for now but this counts for #nauticalnovel for #booked2022 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 ⚓️ 1w
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Alice Feeney is fast becoming one of my favorite thriller authors - I loved the semi slow burn of this, with lots of spooky twists and deep dives into each character‘s psyche (it‘s a multiple POV which I tend to love). Then the ending just appeared so seamlessly and it all made sense in a twisted sort of way? Anyway, I loved it! 👍🏻

CBee I‘m counting this for #booked2022 - set in an inn, lodge, or hotel! The main setting is an old Scottish chapel that is (supposedly) converted into a sort of creepy BnB. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft ♥️♥️ 2w
Cinfhen I really liked this one a lot!! I totally fell for the twist, which I usually see a mile away….but not this time 2w
CBee @Cinfhen it varies whether I figure the twist out or not. Most of the time I don‘t unless it‘s super obvious 😂 This twist totally got me, it was so well done. 2w
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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I absolutely LOVED this!! It‘s like this mashup of mystery, the supernatural, a little romance, a lot of funny, and just these KICK ASS women who take matters into their own hands. As Margaret Thatcher said, and this is a perfect quote for this book, “if you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” 👊🏻

DGRachel Oh good! This is my next read. ☺️ 3w
CBee @DGRachel get ready, it‘s a ride! Enjoy 😊😊 3w
CBee This was also my #doublespin, @TheAromaofBooks 😊😊 3w
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AmyG And….stacked! 3w
CBee @AmyG you will LOVE this!! 👊🏻👊🏻 3w
AmyG So excited! Off to reserve the ebook. 👊🏻 3w
CBee @AmyG yessss!!! 3w
SilversReviews Great to hear it is good. Thanks. 3w
CBee @SilversReviews I give it all the stars and my highest recommendation for sure 😊 3w
AmyG Ha…I may have it in time for Labor Day. 🤣 3w
CBee @AmyG it‘s worth the wait!! I so wish you could read it sooner though. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3w
robinb Hey sweet friend! Just wanted to check in and say “hi”! Hope all is going well your way. 😊 2w
CBee @robinb hey there ♥️ I‘m hanging in there, just trying to stay inside and out of the heat wave 🥵🥵 How‘ve you been?? 2w
robinb @CBee Doing OK. The heat has been zapping my energy. I feel like my “get up and go” has already “got up and went” as my grandmother used to say. 🤣🤪 2w
CBee @robinb same 😂😂 your grandmother had it right 😂 2w
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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Well well well…… I can already tell I‘m going to LOVE this one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Cinfhen

Clwojick I JUST seen this one at the bookstore 20 minutes ago. Dang it! I knew I should‘ve picked it up! I just love the cover! 😍 4w
CBee @Clwojick never too late to go back and grab it 😁 4w
Cinfhen It was FUNTASTIC!!! Enjoy 😊 we both got lucky with our June spin💚 4w
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CBee @Cinfhen it‘s kinda perfect for me at this point in my life 😂 4w
Cinfhen #Relatable 😁❣️😂 4w
Clwojick I‘m going to see if I can find it on Scribd, otherwise I just might! 4w
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Not my fave St. James but awesome nonetheless! Murder mystery plus ghost story = yes please! 👻 🔪 😮

TheBookHippie This is our august #sundaybuddyread! 4w
CBee @TheBookHippie I‘ll try to join in the discussion! This one was super good!! I‘ve read most of her books now I think 👏🏻👏🏻 4w
TheBookHippie @CBee this one is it for us as a group we‘ve read them all! 4w
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AmyG I so look forward to this. She has become a comfort read for me. 4w
CBee @TheBookHippie wow! I think I have three more of hers to read? 🤔 They are three of her older ones. (edited) 4w
CBee @AmyG you‘ll love it! 4w
Roary47 Yay! That sounds awesome. I‘m looking forward to reading this one soon. 😍 4w
CBee @Roary47 hope you enjoy! 😊 4w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Hill We Climb: Poems | Amanda Gorman
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This poem isn‘t in her book - she wrote it in response to Uvalde (amongst so many other horrors that seem never ending). It‘s beautiful.
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/31/1102260648/poet-amanda-gorman-reflects-on-a-tough...
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/opinion/amanda-gorman-uvalde-poem.html

Jas16 Thank you for sharing. 1mo
CBee @Jas16 absolutely ♥️♥️ 1mo
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So, what does one read after reading Betty? If you‘re me, you immerse yourself in Faerieland 🧚🏻‍♀️
Thought not as good as her Folk of the Air series, this was still excellent and just the book I needed right now ♥️
ALSO! I believe this counts as a book about a #realorfictionalroyal for #booked2022 😁 Faerie kings and princes count, right? 😂

Cinfhen They sure do!!! Well played 🙌🏻💖 1mo
Cinfhen Betty was amazing!! I tried to read this one right after but it didn‘t come close ( imho) 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen I don‘t know how anything could come close to Betty. It was that good! 1mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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May was kinda meh, BUT it did take me longer to read Betty (totally worth it). Here‘s to June! #bookspin #doublespin #bingoisdebatable 😂😂
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Twas a tough decision between The Trees and Betty, but (mighty) Betty wins ♥️ #readingbracket

AmyG Ooo I just got Betty. Glad it‘s good. 1mo
CBee @AmyG for some reason I thought you‘d read it! Okay, you‘ll love it, just be prepared for 💔 1mo
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Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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This book ripped my heart out, put it back together, ripped it out again. Beautiful writing that draws from the author‘s own Cherokee heritage. Not a light read, and you‘ll feel like your heart might burst or that you need to step away to remember to breath. It‘s that good, and that powerful.
This was my #bookspin for May.
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Hey #obamabuddyread friends (Yoda says hey too)! How‘s everyone doing? I‘m trucking along with Part 6 🏃‍♀️ Apologies for not checking in more often (thank goodness this is a low pressure buddy read). Check in when you can 🥰

AmyG Love your photo! I haven‘t read anything so it‘s low pressure for me. (I am sorry I bailed). 😬 1mo
CBee @AmyG don‘t even be sorry! It‘s a heavy book, SUPER detailed and at times, hard to focus on! I‘ve struggled with it myself 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Sleepswithbooks I‘m inching along like a snail 🐌 but I won‘t finish this portion on time. I don‘t love it as much as I had hoped although I do love the author ❤️ 1mo
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CBee @Sleepswithbooks no worries! I have to agree with you. The past couple of parts have been a bit slower to get through. 🤷‍♀️ But yup, still love him!! ♥️♥️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen Cuteness!🐶 1mo
SusanLee Cuteness overload! 1mo
CBee @Leftcoastzen @SusanLee thank you! He‘s a silly pup 😊 1mo
peanutnine I'm chugging along, ready to start the last section next month 1mo
CBee @peanutnine me too 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Sargar114 It does feel like it‘s getting further into the weeds detail wise. I finished this chapter earlier this month I think doing all audio. 1mo
CBee @Sargar114 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
melissajayne Just finished part 2 2w
CBee @melissajayne you‘ve had a lot going on! How are you feeling? 2w
melissajayne @CBee I‘m doing ok; I‘m just waiting for radiation treatments to start. Still feeling tired from the chemo treatments and surgical anesthesic and the recovery that my body has to do. The good thing is that I‘m not getting tired from the cancer spreading as I was this time last year. 2w
CBee @melissajayne you‘ve really been through it 🙁 I hope for better days for you, and soon ♥️ 2w
melissajayne @CBee I didn‘t like it but I am cancer free and don‘t have a grey tinge to my skin anymore. 2w
CBee @melissajayne cancer free is amazing ♥️♥️ 2w
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Second in the Gamache series, and it counts for #setinacanadianprovince for #booked2022. Kind of an obvious choice for that one 😂 I did enjoy it, but it‘s a bit more “cozy” and I usually prefer my murder mysteries to be a bit more on the edge of the seat. I‘d still like to finish the series, as Armand Gamache is one of my favorite book characters ♥️

Cinfhen Glad it worked for #Booked22 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Amiable I love this series. 😍 1mo
CBee @Amiable I‘d heard it starts a bit slower and gets better with each book. I think I was having a weird week because it was a slow read for some reason 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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Amiable @CBee It definitely gets better as it goes. For me, the individual mysteries themselves are less of a draw than the overarching narrative that slowly reveals itself throughout the course of the series. 1mo
CBee @Amiable I definitely want to keep reading them! Have you read the entire series? 1mo
Amiable @CBee All the ones she‘s written so far, yes! 🙂 1mo
CBee @Amiable well, I‘ve discovered that they‘re on Kindle Unlimited, at least through book 6 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Percival Everett is a genius - I never would have imagined a satire written about such a brutal and horrific part of history, and I never would have imagined laughing whilst reading it (laughing a lot, actually). Someone else said he managed to make something as horrible as racism, funny - and it‘s true (I feel strange saying that, if you‘ve read this you‘ll understand). I found myself researching things, names, people mentioned in the book 👇🏻

CBee As well as the history of the song (originally a poem) Strange Fruit. Check out the history of the guy who wrote it, it‘s fascinating. Lastly, I was born and raised in Mississippi, and well, the more unsavory characters in the book are similar to people I‘ve actually met. So yeah, they exist (scary but true). Five million stars, this book rocked my world. Read it! 2mo
CBee @Jas16 this book was INCREDIBLE. Total #blameitonlitsy and I understand now why it‘s so beloved. 2mo
Jas16 @CBee I am so glad that you loved it as much as I did. I don‘t think I have stopped raving about it yet 2mo
CBee @Jas16 it was just so unique and I‘m so impressed by the author. Must look for his other books now! 2mo
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This is my 4th Sager and I‘m totally underwhelmed. I FLEW through it, especially as I got towards the middle, but then I figured out the ending!! I can‘t stand when that happens. Anyway, it was just meh - his other books are SO much better. This was my #doublespin 👍🏻 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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“This is memory.”
This little book was incredible! Woodson writes prose like poetry - lyrical and beautiful. I‘d absolutely read another book about these characters. This counts for #blackownedpublisherorimprint for #booked2022. The imprint is Amistad (Harper Collins), if anyone is looking for books for this prompt! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

CBee And thanks @Chelsea.Poole for posting about Lakewood, another Amistad publication - it helped me find this book for the prompt ♥️ 2mo
Kdgordon88 I love Woodson and this book gets all the stars 🌟 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great pick! I love this book. 2mo
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CBee @Kdgordon88 looking forward to reading more Woodson! 2mo
CBee @4thhouseontheleft ♥️😊 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh good! Glad to share the info 😊 and I‘ll have to read this book. I adored another of hers 2mo
Cinfhen Agreed this book was fantastic as is the book @Chelsea.Poole recommend 💕💕 2mo
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Another good one! Thanks again for gifting this to me, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️♥️ I really enjoyed it!

swynn Oh, that one's on my Bingo card this month. Glad to hear it's a good one! 2mo
CBee @swynn it‘s a great mystery, I really sped through it! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you enjoyed it!! 2mo
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#bookspin and #doublespin for May! Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks ♥️

Chelsea.Poole Great selections! 📚 ☺️ 2mo
AmyG Ooooh, I just got a used copy of Betty. Hope you enjoy it. 2mo
CBee @AmyG perfect excuse to finally get to it! I‘ve been on an awesome streak 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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AmyG Hooray! I‘ve been reading good books, too! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
ncsufoxes Betty has definitely been one of my favorite books. Heartbreaking but the other writing is so beautiful 2mo
CBee @ncsufoxes looking forward to finally reading it 😊 2mo
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Probably the closest I‘ve ever come to a bingo 😂😂 #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
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It was REALLY hard to pick between Fresh Water for Flowers and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Ultimately, FWFF wins again ♥️ #ReadingBracket

KristiAhlers I loved that story. I picked it up because yes I‘m drawn by cover art but in the end it was the amazing story that resonated with me for a good bit. It was hard to pick up another book right away for me. 2mo
CBee @KristiAhlers agreed! Sticks with you ♥️ 2mo
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A beautiful, absolutely heartbreaking book. I highly recommend it, but it did take me longer to read, what with everything in Ukraine (the parallels are scary), plus this isn‘t a book that you can really speed through. I loved it and I‘m so glad I read it.

HeatherBookNerd So so good. Brutal at times, but worth the emotional investment. 2mo
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CBee @HeatherBookNerd I agree 100%!! 2mo
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Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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My BOTM choices 😁 #botm

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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This could change, as I just picked my BOTM - THREE books this time, oopsie 😂😂
@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Y‘all. I continue to enjoy the book but this part was over my head - I found myself zoning out sometimes 🫢 I told @Sargar114 this already, but my favorite part has to be when Malia tells her dad that he needs to save the tigers 🐅♥️ How‘s it going for everyone?
This was also my #doublespin, @TheAromaofBooks 👏🏻👏🏻
#obamabuddyread

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
TheBookHippie I‘m catching up influenza is still running rampant here. Somehow I‘m the only one not with it 😩😷🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
AmyG I haven‘t read it in a while. 😢 2mo
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CBee @AmyG aw that‘s okay! Do you want me to still tag you in my posts? I don‘t mind either way ♥️ 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie oh dang, I‘m so sorry!! Crossing fingers and toes that you stay well!! 2mo
AmyG You can keep me. I do like seeing you all. 2mo
CBee @AmyG good, cause I‘d miss you 😘 2mo
AmyG Awww 😘…I just can‘t wrap my head around this book now. I am purely “escape” reading. 2mo
CBee @AmyG I‘m still right there with you! Though I‘m reading something right now that‘s set during the Chechen Wars and um, wow. It‘s good but so painful and relatable to what‘s happening in Ukraine. 2mo
Sleepswithbooks Slow moving right now.. I think I have 25 pages left in this part. 2mo
CBee @Sleepswithbooks no rush 😘 2mo
peanutnine There are definitely parts that are over my head but listening to the audio has helped keep me engaged 2mo
CBee @peanutnine yep, me too! I‘d still be on part 1 if I were reading the print book 😂😂😂 2mo
Libby1 This has been a pretty intense month so I haven‘t started this section yet! I will catch up and I really enjoy being a part of this group, @CBee . ❤️ 2mo
CBee @Libby1 no rush at all! This is the most laid back buddy read ever 😊 2mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Obama speaking about Putin‘s rise to power. Considering everything happening in the Ukraine, this quote struck me 💔 #obamabuddyread

AmyG Look at our own country. He is correct. 2mo
CBee @AmyG sadly 😞 2mo
TheBookHippie Struck me as well… 2mo
Sargar114 Ugh so sad 2mo
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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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What the heck did I just read? Lol I have so many questions 😳😳😳 Awesome mystery/thriller, kept me guessing. Also, this fits the prompt for #aboutsisters for #booked2022! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yay!! Well done 💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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I laughed, I cried, I LOVED this. I‘m so glad I went the audio route, as I can‘t imagine reading this any other way. My heart is still hurting for Dave, and I hope he can find his way through yet another time of unimaginable grief.

Lauram I loved this too! I was so sad to hear that Grohl lost another close friend. I don‘t know how you recover from that kind of loss. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Yes! I listened to this last month, and same, I laughed and cried. And now with Taylor‘s death, my heart is hurting for Dave all over again. 2mo
CBee @Lauram I don‘t know either. I‘m glad he seems to have a good support system of family and friends. But it‘s just hard to fathom. 2mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 same. I hope he‘s doing the best he can, considering. 2mo
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FOUR YEARS in this amazing place 😊😊😊😊😊
#litsyversary ♥️♥️♥️♥️

TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
squirrelbrain Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 3mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🎉❤️🎉❤️💫💫💫 3mo
AmyG Yay! Happy Litsyversary! I am so happy you joined. 😘 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 3mo
CBee @AmyG 😘😘😘 3mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎊📖🥳 3mo
Gissy Congratulations 🎊🎉 🎊to each one of you!🥳😘 3mo
Nute Happy Litsyversary, Friend!💕 2mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Haunting, dark, suspenseful. I loved this book and was surprised to discover it‘s based on a real person. Reminded me a lot of The Mercies, how the setting/climate/locale becomes a character in the book. I wish things had turned out differently for Agnes 🙁

Follow.my.read The Mercies was one of my favorite books! I‘ve had Burial Rites on my shelf for years! Time to pull it out! 3mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this one too! 3mo
Mirazzles I also loved this book and wished things tuned out differently for Agnes! 3mo
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SusanLee I‘ve enjoyed this book a lot! So sad with how it ends for Agnes 😭 3mo
CBee @Follow.my.read it‘s got similar vibes, I think you‘ll enjoy it if you loved The Mercies (which I also loved) 😊 3mo
CBee @Mirazzles I loved her character ♥️ 3mo
CBee @SusanLee very sad. I kept hoping it wouldn‘t turn out the way it did 🙁 3mo
CBee @Tamra it gets a lot of Litsy love 😊 3mo
Librarybelle One of my favorite books! And, totally agree about The Mercies having similar vibes 3mo
CBee @Librarybelle I‘m so glad I finally read it, even though the ending was so sad 😞 3mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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1. Burial Rites (I‘m a one print/ebook at a time kinda girl)
2. I enjoy both!
3. Haven‘t finished any recently as I just rejoined Audible - current listens are A Promised Land and The Storyteller.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

AmyG Wonderful book. 3mo
CBee @AmyG 2nd book I‘ve read this year set in Iceland. I‘m sensing a theme 🤔🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @AmyG I needed to clarify, I was thinking of The Mercies and that‘s Norway 🤦‍♀️Let‘s just call it a Scandinavian theme 😊 3mo
AmyG Ha! 3mo
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Happy Saturday! We have TWO winners for the giveaway (I decided one wasn‘t enough ?). @Sargar114 and @KateReadsYA ?????? Send me your address at cydneybean at gmail.com and I‘ll send you a book from your TBR (make sure it‘s up to date!).
To pick the winners, I used the spinner on wheelofnames.com, shuffled the names a few times, and voilà! Congrats you two!! ???
Thanks everyone for entering!

Chrissyreadit Congrats to the winners 🙌🎉🙌 3mo
IamIamIam That's so generous!! Congrats to everyone!!! 💜💜 3mo
carlthecattt Congratulations! 😊 3mo
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AmyG Congrats you two!!! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
KateReadsYA OMG I am so excited! I have seriously never won a giveaway before and this just made my whole day. Wooooo thank you so much for hosting this. I'll email you today! 🤗 3mo
CBee @KateReadsYA I‘m so glad!! Look forward to your email 😊😊 3mo
Zuhkeeyah Congrats to the winners!! 🎉🎉 3mo
wordslinger42 Congratulations to the winners!! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Congratulations to the winners! 3mo
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
peanutnine 🥳🥳💖💖 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
MaureenMc 👏😊 3mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Sargar114 Email sent! Thank you so much! 🥰. Congrats to @KateReadsYA as well!!! 3mo
BeeMagical Congrats!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 congrats 😁😁 3mo
KateReadsYA @Sargar114 Congrats to you too! So happy she picked 2 and we both get to feel special together 💗 3mo
BarbaraBB Congrats both 🏆👍🏽 and thank you @CBee 🤍 3mo
CBee @KateReadsYA it was hard to just pick two…. If I had unlimited $$$ I‘d just send everyone books ♥️♥️ 3mo
CBee @BarbaraBB you‘re welcome 🥰 3mo
KateReadsYA @CBee That would be the dream! 3mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats to the winners!🙌🏼🎉 3mo
Gissy Congratulations to the winners!👏👏👏👏👏 3mo
bthegood congratulations 👏 3mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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New #readingbracket with book covers! Thanks @chasjjlee 😁

Jemmygem @michellelav we should do something like this cool idea 3mo
BarbaraBB Some good ones there! 3mo
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Mary Jane | Jessica Anya Blau
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I loved this so much! I‘d heard it was good for fans of Daisy Jones and Almost Famous; honestly, I don‘t see much of either ?‍♀️ I love Mary Jane, I could somewhat relate to her naïveté, I loved her journey. And the ending was perfect ?
This was my #bookspin!! ? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Last day to enter! Choosing the winner tomorrow 😊😊 Comment here or on original post to enter (see original post for details). Good luck! 😁😁😁

AmyG Congrats! I posted on the original and thank you for the giveaway. I totally missed this. 😳 3mo
BarbaraBB Congratulations Cydney with a huge milestone! I missed your original post but went back and found it. I know we read a lot of the same books so you might have read this one already but my favorite so far is one I just finished but won‘t forget any time soon. Thanks for organizing this giveaway 🤍 3mo
CBee @BarbaraBB I haven‘t read it but it looks great, thank you for recommending and thanks for entering 😊♥️ 3mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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A very late check in, #obamabuddyread friends! Here‘s a pic of a mural at our local zoo - it‘s a secretary bird! It‘s been cuckoo crazy here, but I finally finished part 4 (four days late 😂). Hope everyone is still enjoying the book!

TheBookHippie I plan to catch up this weekend 😝 vestibular migraines and vertigo not friends of reading! 😫 3mo
AmyG Beautiful mural. Feel better @TheBookHippie and….I didn‘t read my section at all. ☹️ 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I hope you feel better! Migraines and vertigo are no joke 🙁🙁 3mo
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CBee @AmyG no worries! This is totally no pressure, catch up when you want to 😘 3mo
TheBookHippie @CBee second attack this spring but not as severe as round one… ugh the constant weather changes inflame my body 😫 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I can totally relate! Lots of weather changes here too and they wreak havoc 😩 3mo
peanutnine I'm really enjoying the book! Breaking it down into one part each month is way more manageable for me and the audiobook is a lifesaver. I don't think I would have made it this far otherwise! ☺️ 3mo
Kdgordon88 Audio is definitely making it easier to get done but my mind did wander a bit in this section. 3mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 mine too 😂 3mo
CBee @peanutnine I definitely wouldn‘t have made it without audio. I‘m glad I have the print book, but I just wouldn‘t have gotten through it like I am with audio! 3mo
Sargar114 @peanutnine agree with everything you said. The section a month and audio is marking it much easier to get through. I don‘t take in the audio as much so I go back and forth; but really enjoy listening to him speak again. 3mo
Sargar114 @TheBookHippie that sounds terrible; hope you feel better. 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 ♥️♥️ same 3mo
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I don‘t know how he did it, but this was better than the first book! And that‘s saying a lot, as the first one was amazing. I‘d like to think that there is a group of older folks like these four, somewhere. I adore the characters so much! ♥️♥️

Libby1 Book 3 is out in September! 3mo
Aims42 I felt the same way! I can‘t remember when I enjoyed the second book more than the first one 😁 3mo
KathyWheeler @Libby1 yay! So happy to hear this. 3mo
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CBee @Libby1 that is excellent news!! I might have to just cave and preorder it 😁 3mo
CBee @Aims42 same! 3mo
squirrelbrain Loved this one more too…I think it‘s because we know and love the characters this time around. 3mo
CBee @squirrelbrain I love them all so much ♥️ 3mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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It took me forever to do this collage and it still isn‘t even 😭🤪 But anyway, here‘s my #bookspinbingo board for April! Happy spring! @TheAromaofBooks

Amiable Oh, “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” is heartbreaking but SOOO good… 3mo
CBee @Amiable good to know ♥️ It‘s been on the list forever, hoping to get to it! I never read all of these in a month 😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Good month for me! Didn‘t finish my part for #obamabuddyread (I‘m almost done) but had a bunch of other awesome reads. Carrying a few over for April. @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
Zoes_Human I LOVE Legendborn. Sequel comes out this summer! 3mo
CBee @Zoes_Human can‘t wait 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Wow. This was an incredible retelling of the King Arthur legend. It started a bit slow for me, but then I couldn‘t stop reading. All the history, the pain, the magic….. SO good. This was my #bookspin (2 spots!). ♥️ And, I‘m going to count it as #darkacademia for #booked2022 😊
@TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘m actually intrigued…..thanks for posting & sharing 😍 3mo
Pogue I read this in one day. I could not put it down. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
CBee @Cinfhen 😊 3mo
CBee @Pogue I can understand that! And there‘s a sequel coming out in November 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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The Prettiest Star | Carter Sickels
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#ReadingBracket time!! 😊😊😊

zezeki Can I download from somewhere this template, I really like it and would like to use it, if that would be okay. 😊 3mo
CBee @zezeki I‘m not sure - I just did a screenshot and used Pic Collage to fill in the boxes. @chasjjlee is there a template for this by chance? 😁 3mo
chasjjlee @zezeki @CBee there are a few blank templates on my page that you can screenshot and use ☺️. I will tag you on them 👍. 3mo
CBee @chasjjlee thanks 😊😊 3mo
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SO THIS HAPPENED 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 In honor of this awesome milestone, of Litsy and the amazing friends I‘ve made, and so many books I never would‘ve read if I hadn‘t found this community, I‘m doing a giveaway! To enter, comment below and tell me the best book you‘ve read so far this year. Easy peasy! Will select a winner to get a book (or two 😊) from their TBR on April 9. Good luck!

CBee @LitsyEvents could y‘all repost this for me? 😁 3mo
Butterfinger The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Thanks for the opportunity. 3mo
wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘ve read several good ones but I have to give the top spot to 3mo
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Clwojick Wow! Congratulations!!!!! I was late to the game with this one, but read it this year and fell in love! 3mo
CBee @Clwojick one of my favorite books in the WORLD!!! 3mo
CBee @Butterfinger that‘s on my TBR! 3mo
CBee @wanderinglynn looks like a good one! Thanks for entering 😊😊 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Congratulations! One of my favs for this year is These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant 3mo
Twainy Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by KJ Parker. Congratulations on the milestone!! 🎉 3mo
Gissy But first, congratulations! 🎉🎊 📚📚📚🥳👏👏👏👏 One of my favorite books read this year was The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O‘Farrell. I just discovered this author❤️

I also loved this year, another book by this author, Hamnet.
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GondorGirl By far the best book I've read this year. 3mo
CBee @Gissy I just read and loved Hamnet as well ♥️ 3mo
CBee @Twainy thank you! 3mo
CBee @GondorGirl that‘s on my bingo list so hoping to read it very soon! Have you read Legendborn? Am reading it now and it‘s SO good. 3mo
CBee @ShelleyBooksie thank you! 3mo
KateReadsYA Congratulations and thanks for hosting a give away!!!!! My favorite book so far this year is 3mo
peanutnine Wow congrats on the milestone! 🎉 I've read a few great books this year but this one made me so happy 3mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CBee @KateReadsYA so many love that series 😊 (edited) 3mo
Meshell1313 Wowza! 🙌🙌🙌 Best so far is 3mo
CBee @BookwormAHN one of my faves last year!! So good! 3mo
CBee @peanutnine I‘m all for happy mood boosting reads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CBee @Meshell1313 awesome! More Maas love ♥️ 3mo
jdiehr Congratulations! So far this year I would have to say my favorite has been The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus. 3mo
TheLudicReader Congrats on your milestone. Best book so far 3mo
CrowCAH Congratulations 📕Best book so far… (edited) 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie oooo, Frida Kahlo ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
CBee @jdiehr thanks for entering! 3mo
CBee @TheLudicReader I‘ve been wanting to read that one! 3mo
CBee @CrowCAH thanks for entering 😊😊 3mo
Amiable Congratulations! My best read so far has been a nonfiction book, but I know you don‘t like to read NF so I‘ll pick one of the really good fiction books 🙂 3mo
Chrissyreadit Congratulations!!! This has been a great reading year so far! One current favorite is 3mo
CBee @Amiable you‘ve got a good memory 😊 Though I do have some good NF pics on Audible once I get done with Obama‘s tome 😂 and The Storyteller (which I haven‘t wanted to listen to recently because it makes me sad). Thanks for entering! 3mo
CBee @carlthecattt ooo, that looks good!! 3mo
CBee @Chrissyreadit oooo, mythology always works for me 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
LeslieO Congratulations! My fav so far this year is 3mo
Jas16 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 3mo
Jas16 I think my favorite book so far this year has been 3mo
KateReadsYA @CBee YES its literally the BEST series I've ever read hands down! 3mo
IamIamIam Congratulations!!! 👏👏👏 I think Winterset Hollow was the best book I read this year. 3mo
CBee @LeslieO hopefully an April read for me 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CBee @Jas16 I have a hold on this one! 3mo
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks must read soon! 3mo
CBee @KateReadsYA 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CBee @IamIamIam awesome! Thanks for entering! 3mo
Jas16 @CBee cannot wait to hear what you think 3mo
CBee @Jas16 😊😊😊 3mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🍾 My favorite book so far has been 3mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats on your milestone! My fave nonfiction so far is How the Word is Passed, fiction is The Mercies….sorry I couldn‘t decide between the two. 3mo
CBee @MaureenMc awesome! 3mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 The Mercies was SO good 👏🏻 3mo
PageShifter Congratulations! This tagged book has been my favorit this far. 3mo
CBee @PageShifter sounds great! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
StayCurious I‘ve read a few great ones but I recently read Salem by Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels and I loved it! Congrats on your milestone! 3mo
bthegood Congrats on your milestone - my favorite book so far - Batman: The Long Halloween (I think it is the best Batman) - make a great day - 🙂 3mo
CBee @StayCurious thank you! 3mo
CBee @bthegood love Batman! 3mo
Zuhkeeyah Congrats on the milestone! 🎉📚 Favorite so far this year is 3mo
CBee @Zuhkeeyah I must read this soon. You‘re the 2nd person to list it as your favorite 😊😊 3mo
Sargar114 Congrats!!! So far my favorite has been 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 that one was so good!! Loved it. 3mo
wordslinger42 Congratulations!! 🥳 Thank you for doing a giveaway! My favorite so far has been 3mo
CBee @wordslinger42 thanks for entering! 3mo
AmyG I completely missed this (as I was in MI). Congrats my friend!!!! My favorite this year…. 3mo
CBee @AmyG which you gifted to me and I cannot WAIT to read! 😘😘 3mo
BeeMagical congratulations!👏🏻👏🏻 best book so far has been The Paris Apartment💕 3mo
CBee @BeeMagical cool! Can‘t wait to read that one 😁 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Spring has sprung, apparently 😂 Here‘s my #bookspin list for April! @TheAromaofBooks 😁😁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Hopepunk | Preston Norton
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Pic of Grogu because well, he‘s cute. @Cinfhen and anyone else interested, I read this awesome article about #hopepunk the other day. Enjoy!

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/27/18137571/what-is-hopepunk-noblebright-grimdark

Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks 😊 3mo
KathyWheeler Grogu is absolutely adorable. 3mo
CBee @KathyWheeler I don‘t think it‘s possible not to love the little guy ♥️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting. Thanks for the article link! 🙂 3mo
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm sure thing ♥️ 3mo
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Listening to this in the car and Dave mentions how he‘s Nirvana‘s “faceless drummer,” so he barely gets recognized except when random folks ask, “ARE YOU DAVE NAVARRO?”
I died. I swear 😂😂😂

persephone1408 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
KathyWheeler 😄 3mo
BarbaraBB 🤣🤣 3mo
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