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Charityann

Charityann

Joined June 2019

YA Writer👩🏻‍💻 Hufflepuff 💛 INFP ✝️ “Have courage and be kind.”
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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
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I listened to the audiobook and by the end I was annoyed by the MC - I think it was partly due to the narrator- she made Flavier come off as pompous and pretentious, like she believed she was not only smarter than everyone else but also better. The narrator would do this little laugh thing every time Flavier said something. I was disappointed by the end especially since this was on some best book list. #pantone @Clwojick

Tera66 This is my favorite series ever, but I will say I didn't love the first book either. And I all that you say about Flavia is true, but I grew to love her by book 2 and 3. 5mo
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That Weekend | Kara Thomas
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I did enjoy this one. Probably not my favorite by Kara Thomas, but still good. I read it in one sitting. #panetone #20in4 @Clwojick @Andrew65

Clwojick Good match! 5mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Just finished this one. As far as thrillers go, not my favorite. It all happened in one day, but nothing was surprising and there‘s more gore than I like. Just ‘ehh‘ for me. #panetone @Clwojick

Clwojick Good to know. Still haven‘t read this one myself. 5mo
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Finished the tagged book and really enjoyed it! Also added another book for the #pantone challenge. @Clwojick

Clwojick Ooooh that red is spot on!!! 🤩🥳 5mo
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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Here‘s some of the books I‘ve read for the #pantone challenge! @Clwojick

Clwojick 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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My #swoonathonswap package went out yesterday. ❤️📚 @MidnightBookGirl @kimmypete1

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Dark Shimmer | Donna Jo Napoli
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Finished this Snow White retelling! Very good though it started our slow. Lots of Italian Renaissance history weaved into the story, and I loved the way the author connected all the details of the classic story. #fairytalereadingchallenge 📚😄

Rayleigh_LitAp Wow this one looks sooo good! 5mo
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Had fun painting this last night at the painting party! 🎨👩🏻‍🎨Thank-you for organizing @Catsandbooks and @curiouserandcurioser #LitsyCrafters

Chrissyreadit I love it! Your leaves and trees look so good! 5mo
BookwormAHN Lovely 💚 5mo
wordslinger42 Your painting is so beautiful!! The trees look so pretty! 💙 Also, my mom, @curiouserandcurioser , is the co-host 😊 It gets confusing when there are two people with almost the same handle haha! I've tagged the other person on accident before 😂 5mo
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Charityann @Chrissyreadit Thanks!😊 5mo
Charityann @wordslinger42 Thank-you! Ah, yes I just changed it.😆 5mo
megnews Love it! 5mo
curiouserandcurioser @Charityann That is gorgeous!! So happy you joined us @Catsandbooks and i appreciate all of you💜 5mo
Catsandbooks Beautiful job! So happy you were able to join us! 5mo
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Here are my goals for #bfc2022! A little late posting them, but this week was the first week I‘ve been back to a normal routine since the holidays. @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Reading Challenge | Lesley Yates
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So I‘ve seen a lot people making their own graphic for #bookspinbingo so I decided to give it a go. Here‘s mine.😆 @TheAromaofBooks
I‘m participating in a lot of reading challenges this year. You can check them all out on my blog: https://charityrau.wordpress.com/2022/01/07/my-reading-challenges-for-2022/

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Just signed up for this swap! Check out the hosts pages for the details! @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl #swap #swoonathonswap

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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Totally forgot to post this yesterday. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Love my #littlechristmasswap package! Thanks @shellleigh33 😄 Excited to read the book and the candy won‘t last long. Thanks for hosting @bookish_wookish

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Readings: Focus Sociology | Charles M. Norman
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Here‘s my #bookspinbingo list!📚📖 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Stay Close | Harlan Coben
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This is this month‘s pick as they just released the show on Dec. 31st. 📚📖

5feet.of.fury I almost bought that one yesterday! 6mo
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Netflix | Sara Green
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So I just found out about this today. Apparently, Netflix has a book club. 📚📖

PurpleyPumpkin I had no idea!😳 6mo
5feet.of.fury I didn‘t know either! But thats a really good idea! 6mo
mdm139 It‘s a new thing. They talk about the books that Netflix has already turned into movies/shows 6mo
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Top Ten | Alan Moore
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Here are my #toptenbooks for 2021! Check out my blog post to find out why.😊📚📖
https://charityrau.wordpress.com/2022/01/03/top-ten-best-reads-of-2021/

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Gameplayers | Stephen Bowkett
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Here‘s how my #wintergames2021 turned out. I was able to get in a lot of reading this week since I had off work. I was also able to catch up on some of the games I hadn‘t participated in yet like the ornament hunt and the selfie challenge. The monthly word search and game five really helped as well.😊 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 6mo
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So I think this is probably the best I‘ve done with #bookspinbingo 😆 I‘m such a mood reader it seems to work out better when I leave more spots as general things - like an audiobook or ebook. I will post my January list later today. @TheAromaofBooks #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 6mo
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For the week five game, I filled three pages and found 745 words. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
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I forgot to share this on here, but I‘m starting out the year working through this book! I‘ve heard so many good things about it. If anyone wants to join in comment below! 😊 #writersoflitsy #creativelife

BookBabe 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
eeclayton This was such an eye-opener for me! I hope it'll work for you too ☺️ 6mo
Charityann @eeclayton Cool! I‘m hoping so.😊 6mo
wanderinglynn That‘s sounds great! I am definitely going to pick this up. 6mo
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🎉Happy New Year, friends! 🎉

It‘s a gloomy sort of day here - foggy and misty, and giving me Wuthuring Heights vibes. #selfiescavengerhunt #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy New Year!! 🎈🎊🎆 awesome pic! 6mo
Charityann @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! Same to you.😄 6mo
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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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This is the oldest ornament on our tree. I think I‘ve had it for like 15 years. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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Top row - character, favorite color (blue), bottom - too big to fit in palm, bookish ornament. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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Top row - homemade, makes a noise, bottom row - with a frame, represents sports. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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Top row - North Pole character, wish it was life sized, bottom - reminds me of family member, looks good enough to eat. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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Ornament scavenger hunt! Top - something that sparkles, something you can see your reflection in, bottom - from family or friends, animal on it #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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Christmas Shopaholic | Sophie Kinsella
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Loved this one! Made me lol multiple times! Going to have to read the rest of the books in this series.😄📖🎄 #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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Christmas Wassail | Kate Sedley
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A selfie of me with a favorite holiday drink! 😄 This is also a tradition me and my sister have had since we went to school together and had wassail for the first time at a teacher‘s house. Christmas time is the only time we make it.😊🎄🥂 #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Thank-you @bibliobard for this awesome #bestof2021swap package! The soap smells wonderful and I love everything. I‘m excited to read both books.😄 @candority - thanks for hosting this swap again. It‘s one of my favorite swaps.

bibliobard As soon as I sent it out I thought of like — three other books I should have included 😅 but I am glad you are excited for these reads and that you like the soap 6mo
5feet.of.fury Oooh good books! What are the donuts? 6mo
candority The House in the Cerulean Sea is so good! 😍 6mo
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Charityann @5feet.of.fury Socks!😆 6mo
Charityann @bibliobard 😆 I feel like that‘s how it always goes, but these books are great. The Cerulean Sea has been on my TBR, and I hadn‘t heard of the other book, but it sounds like something I‘ll like.😊 6mo
5feet.of.fury @Charityann ooh! Cute! 6mo
bibliobard @Charityann Seanan McGuire is one of my new fave authors — I read a lot of her work this past year! 6mo
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Read these four books - cute! 😄🎄📚 #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Nancy Drew Christmas | Carolyn Keene
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Cute read! I love Nancy Drew, but my favorite series will always be the Nancy Drew files, the series I grew up on.😆🎄📚 #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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The Christmas Owl | Angela Muse
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And these two. Love The Christmas Owl!😄🦉🎄📚
#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick These both look adorable! 6mo
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Read these cute picture books! 🎄🎉📚 #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Reading Challenge | Lesley Yates
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Here are the prompts for the 2022 #fairytalereading challenge! More details and a printable bookmark available on my blog: https://charityrau.wordpress.com/2021/12/28/fairytale-reading-challenge-2022/
I‘m tagging all those who showed interest in participating this year. If you want to be tagged in monthly posts, comment below. ⬇️

LapReader Me please 6mo
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Pigpen_Reads Thank you!! 6mo
Bookworm54 Yes please :) 6mo
Readergrrl I‘m interested!! 6mo
MoonWitch94 Ohhhh I‘m in! 6mo
Addison_Reads Please tag me. I hope to do better this year. 6mo
Nelnjali Oh this sounds fun! I'd love to join in. 6mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m going to try- I have so many retellings that fit ❤️ 6mo
megnews I‘m excited by this list! Thanks for putting this together! 6mo
Allylu Yes, please tag me. Thank you for hosting this! 💕 6mo
AnansiGirl Please tag me 😊 6mo
ozma.of.oz Yay! I would love a tag! This is going to be so much fun! 6mo
jackilynn Ohhhhh, how did I not know this existed? This sounds like it would be so much fun and I am always a sucker for a good retelling. 6mo
KatieDid927 Oh awesome! I‘d love to participate again next year, and would love a tag! 6mo
Butterfinger You forgot to tag me. 😭 I am kidding. I know how hard organizing is. I'd love to do it again. 6mo
Allylu How exciting! My daughter, the librarian and my go-to for book recommendations, and I are busy planning my reading list! Yay! 😊📚🎶🎉 6mo
Laughterhp Oo this looks fun! I‘d love to try and participate! Please tag me! 6mo
Blackink_WhitePaper Please count me in 🙌😊 looks wonderful for me. Thanks for hosting 💐 6mo
Roary47 Sounds fun! Count me in. 6mo
Nessavamusic Sounds fun, I‘ll give it a try! 6mo
Charityann @Butterfinger Whoops! Added you to the list!😆 6mo
Charityann @Allylu Cool! Can‘t wait to see what you read!😄 6mo
Charityann @LapReader Added to the list!😊 6mo
Charityann @Addison_Reads Added to the list.😄 6mo
tdrosebud Please add me to the list. I failed miserably this year, but I'm hoping to do better next year. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Please keep me updated on this one!! 6mo
StayCurious I‘d like to join in! 6mo
Chrissyreadit @tokorowilliamwallace here is the original post about the challenge. Everyone kind of goes in their own directions about the prompts and style of retelling. 6mo
tokorowilliamwallace @puzzledreads

I did find a fantasy by Cherryh called Rusalka, a Russian fairytale previously adapted into an opera or a ballet. Maybe that'll count?
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tokorowilliamwallace @Chrissyreadit Thank you, I somehow must have missed this one. 6mo
julieclair Love this idea! Please add me to the list. 5mo
Ciara_Rosey Love this challenge, please add me to the list ☺️ 5mo
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And read these four book also. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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The Littlest Yak | Lu Fraser
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Also read both of these books. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Meerkat Christmas | Emily Gravett
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An adorable book with interactive Christmas cards. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Christmas Eve Magic | Lucie Papineau, Stephane Poulin
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A cute retelling on A Christmas Carol featuring a child Scrooge. 😊📖 #mistletoemaniac #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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Christmas Jokes | Toby Reynolds
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Babes in Toyland (Disney Classic) | Barbara Shook Hazen
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OMG! I don‘t even know what to say about this one. It‘s well written and I couldn‘t put it down, but it‘s one of those books were none of the characters turn out to be likable. It‘s a bit like You. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Watched this classic today!😄🎄❄️ #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

tdrosebud I watched this one today too! 6mo
BethM My all time fave! 6mo
LeslieO When the General walks in and sees all the guys, I cry every time! 6mo
bthegood watched it for the first time Christmas Eve with my husband - loved it - 6mo
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Gameplayers | Stephen Bowkett
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Here‘s my points for this week! #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

Clwojick Amazing job! 😍 6mo
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Joining in with this #biblebuddyread 😊📖 Check out @BookBabe ‘s post for all the details! #buddyread

BookBabe Yay! Thank you for joining and sharing! 🤗💕 6mo
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Blueberries | Ellena Savage
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I also tried something new. Using the dough recipe from the meat pie I shared earlier, I made a blueberry pie. For the filling I used, a cup and a half of blueberries, the juice of a lemon, a tablespoon of sugar - simmered on the stove to thicken, then added to the pan. Baked at 425 degrees for 25 min. I may still make some adjustments as it was more liquid-y than I wanted it to be, but it still tasted good.(also,it is keto) #wintergames2021

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Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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Here is the result - we had these as part of our Christmas brunch!🎄😆 #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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My Betty Crocker cookbook is my go-to for common recipes. Both my mother and my grandmother always used it growing up. I used this recipe to make blueberry muffins with a couple of additions- 3/4 cup of blueberries, juice from half a lemon, lemon peel, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and I upped the 1/3 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup. (Without the added sugar, they are not sweet muffins.) #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

Karisa I love my Betty Crocker book too! I have family recipes even taped inside. It‘s like a scrapbook now. Had some work to our house done and have temporarily miss placed mine 😱 6mo
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One of our newer family traditions is having Christmas brunch along with Mexican hot chocolate.😄 #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
Here‘s the recipe I use: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mexican-hot-chocolate-2