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CaitZ

CaitZ

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member CaitZ

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My #BookSpinBingo results - 7 books read, but no bingo. @TheAromaofBooks

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I finished 5 more books for #Booked2022. I seem to be all over the place this year. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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An old family favorite - my brother and dad loved these. #JokeDay #JulyJam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 🤣 6h
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I didn't make my goal of 10 hours for the #20in4 Readathon this month and I don't know where I would have another 3 hours to read. I was able to finish to books I had started earlier this month. @Andrew65

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I didn't know much about dragonflies or even see that many where I am. I only picked this up because I enjoy Cindy Crosby's books. I found this fascinating and learned so much. She celebrates the wonders of dragonflies and damselflies in a way that is easy to understand and makes you a fan. It is also beautifully illustrated by Peggy Macnamara (another favorite).

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Outlawed | Anna North
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This is an alternate history version of classic westerns. I was drawn to it because I've always been interested in the Old West. The story felt a little uneven and I would have liked a more in-depth portrait of the "Hole-in-the-Wall Gang". I'm using this for #Booked2022 #NonPatriarchalSociety @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Agreed, fun but not fully developed 3d
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June's #20in4 Readathon starts today! I'm going to aim to read/listen for 10 hours over the next 4 days. I have several books started hopefully, I can finish one or two. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 6d
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An Impossible Impostor | Deanna Raybourn
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Another good installment in this series. Veronica and Stoker investigate a personal matter for Sir Hugo Montgomerie and encounter old passions. I love these books, it's one of the two series I'm up-to-date on.

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A quiet, gentle story about life in a neighborhood of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It explores the effect the genocide and AIDS had on the community through the eyes of Angel, a professional somebody, who runs a cake-baking business. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading the second book. It was also my #Bookspin book for June. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Rwanda @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle This sounds really good! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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This is a blend of fantasy and historical fiction that expands the myth of Yemaya, a Yoruba goddess. She falls in love with a human, and when enslavers capture him, she follows him to America. I enjoyed the story, although I thought the end was a little rushed. #Booked2022 #BlackOwnedImprintOrPublisher @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Nice!!!! 2w
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Kabu Kabu | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genres. I thought most of the stories were interesting, but a couple did make me realize again I really don't like horror. #Booked2022 #TitleRepeatsItself @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Horror is very hit or miss for me. But when done “right” I LOVE IT!!! 2w
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I listened to this from Hoopla and it had music in the background throughout the story that I found distracting. The story was Ok but I don't think I'll continue the series.

BarkingMadRun It‘s too bad that the recording wasn‘t what you liked! I‘m enjoying the series so far, but I‘m reading not listening, so that could be why! 2w
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I'm still behind, but thanks for the tag @Andrew65
1. I think they are mostly interchangeable, but a writer might be someone who writes for themselves, while an author makes it available for anyone to read.
2. Not really. I sometimes struggle to find the words for a short review.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Never too late to play!❤️📚📖 2w
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Seems like I'm behind again, so I'm going to spend #JoysOfJune catching up. I have at least 5 reviews to post and I'm going to commit to reading an hour a day. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck. I need to catch up on a lot of reviews too. 3w
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A little late, but here are my May #BookSpinBingo results. I read 8 books including my #BookSpin - An Argumentation of Historians. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Although I like her books, this isn't my favorite Anne Hillerman. Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito are separated and working on two different mysteries. Each mystery is interesting but it felt like two books instead of one cohesive story. I'm using this for #Booked2022 #MakeYourOwnPrompt - A favorite author. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I love that idea!!! You might see it again next year 😜 1mo
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I picked this one because of the cover. Suzy is bored living on a farm in small-town Michigan and dreams of adventure. Her uncle starts to work for an eccentric elderly lady who owns ostriches. Suzy tags along one day and eventually finds her adventure. It was a cute middle-grade story.

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Wynd #1 | James Tynion IV
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In Esseriel magic is outlawed so Wynd has been hiding his pointed ears for years. One day he is discovered and sets out on a journey with the help of friends to find a safe place. Another great graphic novel. I'll definitely read the next in the series.

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Wave | Diana Farid
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Things have been a little crazy lately and I'm behind on my reviews so here comes a bunch. First, this graphic novel in verse. Ava is an Iranian-American teen living in California. She loves surfing, singing, and poetry. She is also learning to navigate friendships old and new, her mother's expectations, and illness. I liked it.

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#MarvellousMay report - I finished both the books on the left and have about 100 pages left in The Sacred Bridge. I didn't touch Shallow Waters. @Andrew65

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Did you know most earthworms in the U.S. are non-native, including nightcrawlers? I picked this because I enjoy Stewart's Kopp Sisters books. She made worms interesting and I learned how important they are. First book finished for #MarvellousMay @Andrew65

Tamra This was a very interesting portrait of worms! 1mo
Andrew65 Sounds very interesting, well done 👏👏👏 1mo
Linsy I might need to read this one! Saying I loved Wicked Plants is an understatement. 1mo
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A day late, but I'm going to work my way through these four for #MarvellousMay. Let's see how many I can finish. I've read about 1/3rd of The Earth Moved. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck 😊 2mo
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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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Listening to this felt like I was eavesdropping on two old friends just chatting about music. I liked the addition of Dolly singing parts of the song they were talking about.

Kristin_Reads I loved this one so much! 2mo
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The crew at St Mary's is determined to trap their enemy Clive Ronan and use a trip to Persepolis as a decoy. Of course, their plan goes wrong and Max gets kidnapped and sent back to St Mary's in 1399. Another great installment in the series. My May #BookSpin book. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Many years ago, I made a quick trip to Leadville while visiting Colorado. I've been intrigued with it since. This is set in the 1880s when Leadville was at its height and involves murder and treachery. I liked it and will continue the series, but at a little over 400 pages, it took me a while to read.

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I didn't read too many books in April but at least I read both #BookSpinBingo books. @TheAromaofBooks

Julsmarshall Well done! (edited) 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great month!!! 2mo
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My May books. I'm excited to read both. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I might have ordered some books for #IndependentBookStoreDay

Megabooks Just finished unlikely animals and loved it! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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#20in4 readathon - I plan to read for 10 hours, starting with Silver Lies @Andrew65

Andrew65 good luck 😊 2mo
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Time for one more #ThingsInCommon book - Silver Lies. Both are set in mining towns. @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go!! 2mo
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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Would you believe a story about a 1913 copper mine strike could be both compelling and tragic? The author pulls it off in this great book. Calumet, MI is a company-owned town whose miners are endangered by the mine's policies. They form a union and stage a strike. It was hard to read in places and some of the characters made me mad, but overall it was outstanding. I'm glad I finally read it.

marleed My IRL bookclub discussed this book pre Covid and the author Zoomed a into the meeting. It was great. So wild to think about because now we‘d all zoom in rather than 13 women circling a single kitchen table! 2mo
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#WeRemember #StephenSondheim wrote the lyrics for Leonard Bernstein's reimagining of Romeo and Juliet @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs He was a genius! Nicely done ✅ 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻🙌🏻 2mo
Eggs 💗🎶📚 2mo
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My next #ThingsInCommon - Women who bring about change @Clwojick

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Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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The author did an excellent job of taking what little is known about Nefertiti and turning it into an intriguing story. She follows Nefertiti's life through the eyes of her sister. I'll definitely read more of this author's books. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Egypt #AlmostAChunksterChallenge (464 pages). It was also my March #DoubleSpin for #BookSpinBingo @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @TheAromaofBooks

Librarybelle Awesome! I have this stacked already, so it‘s good to hear another great review of this book! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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My next #ThingsInCommon book - Set in Africa @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo!! ❤️💖 2mo
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Reggie and Me | James Hendry
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This is the story of Hamish Charles Sutherland Fraser's school days, a socially awkward boy who tries his best and sometimes triumphs. He struggles with making friends, bullies, and academics. I liked it, but I think I would have gotten out of it if I was more familiar with South African schools and sports. #ReadingAfrica2022 #SouthAfrica #Booked2022 #AuthorBornInAfrica @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sounds good!! Maybe a #BorrowNotBuy 2mo
Cinfhen Nice #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 2mo
Librarybelle Awesome! And hooray for multiple prompts filled! 2mo
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#AwesomeApril wrap-up. I finished Reggie & Me and am about halfway through Nefertiti. Both are good. @Andrew65

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Another book on the Iditarod on my TBR pile. #WeRemember #GaryPaulsen @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💛🧡 3mo
Eggs Stacked! 3mo
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#AwesomeApril starts today! I'm planning on reading these two books over the 9 days and maybe a third. I haven't picked my next #ThingsInCommon read yet. @Andrew65

Andrew65 I need to read Nefertiti. 3mo
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My next read is Reggie & Me. #ThingsInCommon - Musicians. James Hendry is a South African author, safari guide, and musician. It will also be my first book for #ReadingAfrica2022 @Clwojick @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB It sounds good 👌🏽 3mo
Clwojick Way to go! 3mo
Librarybelle Awesome!! 3mo
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I mostly liked this, but there weren't any poems that spoke to me like his music does and it was kind of short. I would have thought he'd written more poems. My #BookSpin book for April. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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I just finished The Poet X and my next book is Forever Words. #ThingsInCommon - Poetry @Clwojick

Clwojick Beautiful! Way to go! 3mo
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Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This was good, but for some reason, I didn't connect with the story as much as with her other two books. #BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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My April #BookSpinBingo reads. I think I'll start with The Poet X. @TheAromaofBooks

megnews You‘re in for a treat with 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Love Poet X!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 3mo
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No bingo in March for me. I read 7 books and had 1 I didn't finish. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

CoverToCoverGirl No bingo for me either. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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