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CaitZ

CaitZ

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member CaitZ

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Almost forgot to post a wrap-up. This was a good #20in4 Readathon. I read 80% of The Heirloom Garden and finally caught up on all my reviews. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳😍 4h
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This is the first Katherine May book I've read. I found it interesting and some of her ideas spoke to me. #MarchMadness #Booked2023 #NewIn2023 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @alisiakae @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4h
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4h
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I love ravens and one of my most mesmerizing experiences was watching them soar over the Grand Canyon. I learned so much from this book, and am even more fascinated by ravens now. Some of his methods did bother me, but I think overall it's an important work. #NaturaLitsy #MarchMadness @AllDebooks @DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1d
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This was a low pick. It's the first book in the series but some details seem to have been left out. Anna is a widow running a boarding house on a small island I took to be somewhere off the East Coast. They are hosting a pirate reenactment and one of the players is murdered. Anna jumps in to solve it because she doesn't trust the police to find the killer. #MarchMadness @DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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Life has been a little crazy the last couple of weeks and I've been reading but haven't posted. I am ready to get back into Listy with the #20in4 readathon. My goals are to finish The Heirloom Garden and to catch up on reviews. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 3d
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This was a short book of facts mainly about the west of County Galway. I picked it up because my grandmother was born on a farm in eastern County Galway and it's March. I kinda wish there was more about the rural areas, but I found it interesting. #MarvellousMarch #MarchMadness @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
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My #MarvellousMarch started well and then took a left turn. I finished two books but I changed my mind and went with two books I hadn't planned on reading. The Galway book was short and I read it quickly and the Iditarod is running now so I started Winterdance. @Andrew65

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Ruff Justice | Laurien Berenson
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Once more Melanie Travis becomes involved in solving a murder that happens at a dog show in this 22nd book in the series. This was more complicated than most cozy mysteries and I was surprised by the solution. It's my #BookSpin book for March. #SeriesLove2023 #MarvellousMarch #MarchMadness @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @TheSpineView @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 The bingo is coming along. 3w
TheSpineView Love it when you get a surprise 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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This is a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl in #Argentina. All she wants is to play futbol, but she's up against a society that doesn't believe girls should be individuals. Everyone from her family to her boyfriend wants to control her. I enjoyed it. #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Booked2023 #ProperNounInTitle #MarvellousMarch #MarchMadness @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @alisiakae @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Librarybelle Nice! This one is on my radar! 3w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 3w
Cinfhen I heard this one is GREAT!! 2w
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Three days of very spotty internet was good for something. I finished two books. #MarvellousMarch @Andrew65

Andrew65 Yes, can be the biggest distraction! 3w
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#MarvellousMarch Readathon started today. I'm still working my way through Furia for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 and then I plan to read my two #BookSpinBingo books. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😁 3w
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4w
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Not the prettiest, but here's my March #BookSpinBingo list @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Only read 4 books in February, but I did finish both #BookSpinBingo books. Now to get my list ready for tomorrow. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 4w
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#MarchMadness starts today! I lost my reading mojo during the last half of February and hope to use this to get it back. I plan just to have fun and see what happens. @DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 I could have written this! My second half of February was a write off! 🤷‍♂️ Best of luck in March. 4w
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The #20in4 Readathon starts today! I need to catch up with Mind of the Raven for #NaturaLitsy and I want to start Furia for #ReadingTheAmericas2023. I'm kind of busy this weekend so I'll aim to read for 12 hours. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 1mo
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I loved this! The author rescues a donkey from a hoarder and then learns of burro races in Colorado. He becomes determined to race Sherman. This is the story of how friends, neighbors, and sometimes strangers come together to make it possible. He also touches on depression and suicide. My #BookSpin book. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Happy Singles Day | Ann Marie Walker
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I had a hard time connecting with these characters.

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For the #ValentinesDayReadathon I'm going to continue reading the books I didn't finish during the #FabulousFebruary Readathon. @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES @Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck, great to have you with us 💘 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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#FabulousFebruary wrap-up. My goal was to read/listen for at least an hour a day. I finished reading Cabin Fever and read some of both Running with Sherman and Happy Singles Day. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 1mo
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The authors clearly convey the fear and confusion at all levels, from passengers to corporations to governments that occurred at the start of the pandemic. It's a well-written piece of history but hard to read in places. #FabulousFebruary @Andrew65 #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic @alisiakae @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen This was a really comprehensive look at those EARLY days of the pandemic 😷 definitely not easy to read/remember in parts - also freaked me out about going on a cruise 🚢 1mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I can well imagine this wasn‘t an easy read. 1mo
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I'm getting a late start on #FabulousFebruary. My goal is to read/listen for at least an hour a day. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 2mo
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I, the Jury | Mickey Spillane
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This is very much a book of its time and I don't think it would/could be written today. A classic hardboiled detective mystery with a surprising ending. My #DoubleSpin book. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I've had Running with Sherman for a few years and it has periodically been put on my list. Looks like this is the month it gets read. I, the Jury is classic noir. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 2mo
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And here's my February list. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Starting off the year with a Bingo! I wonder if I can keep this up all year. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 2mo
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This is a unique viewpoint on Ojibwe culture. An older wolf "Uncle" spends time in the evenings with the pups of the pack storytelling. He passes on the history of the Ojibwe and their relationship with the wolves. I found much to contemplate in this short book. #20in4 readathon @Andrew65 #Booked2023 #TitleStartsWithVorW @alisiakae @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well played 😁 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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A mix of memoir and science. The author describes the connection eels have to his bond with his father while explaining what is known of the life of eels. I never thought I would find eels fascinating, but they are. I don't think I would have read this without #NaturaListy @AllDebooks

AllDebooks Great review x I think we've all been a bit surprised by this one 2mo
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Honest Dog Books | Bayfield, Wisconsin (Bookstore)
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My favorite bookstore is 450 miles from me and I've yet to have a chance to visit them. I found out about Honest Dogs Books in Bayfield, Wisconsin at the start of the pandemic through a Blair Braverman Twitter post. They sell the type of nature/adventure books I enjoy and rarely find in my local stores. And they post pictures of the dogs that come to visit. #20KGiveaway @BennettBookworm

BennettBookworm Thank you for sharing! How adorable!🐶 2mo
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For January's #20in4 Readathon, I'm going to concentrate on The Wolf's Trial. If I can finish it before the end of the month I'll have a bingo in BookSpin @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck with the Readathon and the bingo. 😍 2mo
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The Tourist Attraction | Sarah Morgenthaler
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This lighthearted romance was just what I needed after my last book. Zoey is on her dream trip to Moose Springs, Alaska. Graham runs a local restaurant and hates tourists. Then they meet and stuff happens. My #DoubleSpin book. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've had this one on my list forever!! 2mo
peanutnine "Then they meet and stuff happens" ? best summary 2mo
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This was hard to read. There's so much corruption, crime, and tragedy in the story. 26 men from poverty-ridden areas of Mexico just wanted to make a better life for their families but were exploited by many and paid a high price. #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #UnitedStates #JoyousJanuary @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Andrew65

Librarybelle I would imagine this is a hard read. I have this on my to read list. 2mo
JamieArc This author is one of my favorites. He‘s a great human being and writes both fiction and non-fiction so well. I l really liked the tagged of his. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done on completing this 👏👏👏 2mo
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I've finished my errands for the day, so I'm settling in with a couple of books and some tea til dinnertime. I've been alternating these because The Devil's Highway can sometimes be challenging. #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Love the look of these, especially The Tourist Attraction. Have a good evening of reading. 2mo
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I needed something lighter after my last read and finished listening to this on my walk this morning. It's the third installment in the Farm-to-Fork series and a typical cozy mystery. A visiting professor/chef is killed and one of Angie's staff is suspected, she's determined to clear her name. #JoyousJanuary #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic 💙📖📚📚📚 2mo
Andrew65 This looks a good light hearted read. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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This was excellent! Set sometime in the future Franny Stone is determined to follow arctic terns on their migration. Her life story and the reason behind the importance of the migration slowly unfold through a series of flashbacks. It's filled with climate change, desperation, despair, and a smidge of hope. It's one I'll be thinking about for some time. #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 My January #BookSpin book @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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My plans for #JoyousJanuary
Keep up with the Book of Eels for #NaturaLitsy, Finish the two books I've started - One Potato, Two Potato Dead, and Migrations, and start on the others. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 Looks some good reads. 2mo
AllDebooks Good luck x 2mo
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Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths
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Set on a salt marsh in Norfolk England, this is a gripping mystery. When a child's bones are found in the marsh, the local police turn to archeologist Ruth Galloway for help. I just added another series to my #SeriesLove2023 list. @TheSpineView @Andrew65

Andrew65 This is one of my favourite series, absolutely love them. They only get better as you progress through the series and get to know all the characters. Cathbad one of my favourite all-time characters. Well done 🥳 A good addition. (edited) 3mo
TheSpineView One of my favorite series also. I agree with Andrew, the books just get better as you go along. 3mo
CaitZ @Andrew65 @TheSpineView That's great to hear. I'm looking forward to the next book. 3mo
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I picked this up at a library sale last fall. Coming in at 1200 pages, it's definitely a #SuperChunkster. I'm going to try to finish it by the end of the year. @Amiable

Amiable Great! If you haven‘t already sent me an email, do so and I‘ll shut you the graphics you can post when you‘re done. 3mo
CaitZ @Amiable Just sent the email 3mo
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A charming, quiet book about the connection between books and their readers. My first book finished this year. #JumpStart2023 @Lizpixie @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! ❤️ 3mo
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My #WinterReadathon was very successful. I didn't keep track of points but I read 11 books. Thank you @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader for all your hard work.

Andrew65 Excellent, well done and thanks for being such an active participant. 😍👏👏👏🙌🥳🎉🍾🥂☃️ 3mo
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My December pick is one I picked because of the cover and found it delightful. Thank you @Andrew65 for putting this together. #12BooksOf2022

Andrew65 I like the look of this one and it is a great cover. Thanks for playing along, a great way to review the Reading year as well as add loads to the TBR. 😂 See you on Dec 25th for #12Booksof2023. 3mo
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Small Game | Blair Braverman
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My November favorite is Blair Braverman's first novel. #12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 This looks a good read. 3mo
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1. Book of Eels - nature, memoir, fascinating, educational
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3. A Wish for Winter by Viola Shipman
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love Viola Shipman❤️❤️ 3mo
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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A favorite from October. #12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 A popular choice. 3mo
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She's Up to No Good | Sara Goodman Confino
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My September favorite. #12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Like the look of this. 3mo
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My brother pulled his copy of this out on New Year's Eve and had us all groaning and laughing. #SomedayWellLaughAboutThis #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader

Andrew65 😂😂😂 3mo
DieAReader ♥️🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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My January #BookSpinBingo books are both set in cold places - Greenland and Alaska. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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That's pretty much me sitting under the tree. #WorldIntrovertDay #JanuaryJazz @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Amen, I hear ya 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Here's a starting list of series for #SeriesLove2023 I'm sure I'll add more as the year goes on. @TheSpineView @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great series to start with, and great to have you with us. Good luck and enjoy. 😁 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
thegreensofa I loved The Girl Who Reads On The Metro! 😊💛 3mo
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