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CindyRene

CindyRene

Joined October 2016

"The fear of Adonai is the beginning of knowledge..." Mishlei 1:7
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The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler, Jared C. Wilson
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Catching Christmas | Terri Blackstock
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Finished this in one day! A Heartwarming, fun, easy read ❤️

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My heart hurt for this dad who goes through this valley of shadows without the hope of a loving Savior. We have a God who may not always take us out of the storm, but He WILL ALWAYS walk through it with us. I held out well into the afterward, hoping to see if dad or son would find &accept the God they said they didn't believe was there. I can't imagine walking the road this family walked. But walking it without Jesus would truly be unfathomable :(

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Just signed up! This sounds perfectly fun! 🍫+📖+🎄= 😎💞
Thanks for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon !
#Jolabokaflodswap

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"Love cannot exist for long without the dimension of Justice."

There is truth here... God himself has two equal sides, love and justice.
A God who has only Justice would be completely vengeful -and we would all be guilty.
A God who is only loving would have to be completely accepting of everything thus compromising His Holiness by allowing all sin into His presence.

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"Nic has been gone for six days, and my desperation had built to a frenzy. I have never experienced grief like this."

This book is heart breaking. So many families- maybe all of our families by now have felt the effects of this battle ??

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So excited! My hard cover was beginning to unravel so I upgraded. It's my very first premium leather cover AND very first monogrammed 😁😁💥💥🎉🎉

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Tony Evans Bible Commentary | Tony Evans, Csb Bibles by Holman
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Book Haul! I'm in for awesome study sessions!

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I don't know but this book right here might have just been my most favorite read of 2019! Great research into the history and although it was terribly hard to read about and imagine the pain that took place, the story line and characters kept me having to know more. Now I want to visit the national Park.
#BOOKED2019 (soldier's story)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Wow!!! That‘s awesome that this book moved you so much!!! 1mo
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Playing catch up again on my #BOOKED2019 posts...
Public Domain = The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (finished tonight 🤸🎉)
POC MC paranormal = Kindred (finished earlier in April)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I read Kindred too and in April!!! It was an IRL bookclub choice. 2mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen Kindred has been one of my favorites so far this year. Just wow 😁. 2mo
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So this was actually the book, not the study guide....I couldn't put this down once I started. I found it to be an easy read but incredibly satisfying. A book I could go back to again and again.
#BOOKED2019 (new in 2019)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sounds like a book we should all read! 2mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen absolutely. I definitely recommend 😊 2mo
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Tony Evans Bible Commentary | Tony Evans, Csb Bibles by Holman
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Out today!
I want this!!
Can't wait to get it 😁

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September stats. Finished four!🎉💥🎆

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I really enjoyed this book & it helped me better understand the differences between these two religions. I rooted for Nabeel as he followed his search for truth and celebrated with him as he found it. It is so important to be strong in your apologetics.
#BOOKED2019 Muslim author/mc
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I‘m reading/ listening to a book now about a White Supremest leader who begins to question all he “knows” it‘s super fascinating 2mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen stacked! Looks intense! Thank you 😊 2mo
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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So this just happened 😎😁!
I meet my Goodreads goal for the year, which was record breaking for me! Celebrated for a moment 🎉🎆🥇...
And then moved it up to at least match the number of books I need to finish for #BOOKED2019 😉
(feeling stellar!)

Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 3mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2mo
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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My very first graphic novel 😁. Spent some time at the bookstore last night shopping for it (my 13 &14 y/o guys thought I had lost my marbles since it was so out of my norm 😂😂) but I finished it all in one sitting this morning and truly enjoyed it's sum total parts 💥💯
#BOOK2019 (comic/graphic novel)
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Tamra Thanks for the reminder to try this one! 3mo
CindyRene @Tamra my pleasure! 😊 3mo
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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This was a good story with wonderfully portrayed characters. Some things left me scratching my head though 🤔
#BOOKED2019 (food/drink on cover)
Finally wrapping up spring!
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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I'm playing catch-up on my #BOOKED2019 posts... I finished both of these earlier this spring/summer during my first round of LMPBC (which was great fun!).
Claiming The Traveling Cat Chronicles for my Book to Movie read, and Good Omens as my Genrebusting read.
@Cinfhen @4th @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 3mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen thank you 😄 3mo
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I've been in such a reading slump 😕. But Wow! So glad I read this with both my 8th grader sons for their history project 💞. Words can't even...
#BOOKED2019 diverse middle grade
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen YAy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Not about you‘re reading slump....but that this book helped to break it 😁 3mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen yes! Thank you much 😊 3mo
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The Explicit Gospel | Matt Chandler, Jared C. Wilson
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Starting this one with my Sunday school group. Looks good. Looking forward to Sunday discussions 😊

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Lcsmcat Awww! 5mo
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Long Way Gone | Charles Martin
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This was Soo g-o-o-d !! Modern day prodigal son story. My first time reading #CharlesMartin. Looking forward to trying some of his other work.
#BOOKED2019 (featuring a musician)
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘ve seen this title or author before... need to investigate 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom One of my favorites by Charles Martin is 6mo
CindyRene @WorldsOkayestStepMom & @Crazeedi those both look good. I've stacked both! 😁. Thanks for the recommendations!! 6mo
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All my May Reads!
2 physical, 2 e-books
1 for #LMPBC
1 for Church
2 for #BOOKED2019
4 for complete enjoyment 😍!!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My final standings for May's games!
😁😁😁 Soo much fun!!
Actually got a bingo too 💥
#MayScavengerHunt
@TheReadingMermaid
#BookshBingo

TheReadingMermaid That's fantastic girl!!! I'm so glad you had fun ❤️🤗❤️ 6mo
CindyRene @TheReadingMermaid Thank you! And thanks for hosting the scavenger hunt! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 6mo
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Thought I'd share part of my book haul since it's such a rare occurrence for me. My favourite Christian bookstore is closing all their physical doors to operated solely online. While it does make for a great sale, my heart aches 😩.

tpixie Awesome #BookHaul 6mo
Princess-Kingofkings Oh how awful! I'm glad you enjoyed the sale though. 🛍 6mo
CindyRene @tpixie & @Princess-Kingofkings Thank You! 😊 6mo
tpixie ♥️ 6mo
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This book was beautifully written. It was so fun imagining this hotel and all the guests. I give it 4 ⭐'s only because the greek mythology intertwined into the story just wasn't for me, but otherwise a very enjoyable read.
#BOOKED2019 night oriented title
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Only two more prompts to go for spring!

Cinfhen Sounds sweet 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This looks heartwarming and mysterious! 👊🏻📚♥️ 6mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen & @BarbaraTheBibliophage it was definitely all those things 💕 and all about family. A Trigger for some might be Alzheimer's. 6mo
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Written by the pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church about believing God for the impossible and how the church made and produced the movie "Facing The Giants." This book will be a resource to return to time and again.

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Mid-month #MayScavengerHunt check-in ☑️☑️☑️
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetie!!! Keep up the good work! I know you can do this! 7mo
mrsmarch This prompted me to look up authors who share my birthday. I knew about Elton John and Gene Kelly, but they aren‘t authors. I got Flannery O‘Connor, Kate DiCamillo, and Toni Cade Bambara. 7mo
CindyRene @TheReadingMermaid thank you! You are so encouraging ❣️ 7mo
CindyRene @mrsmarch now I'm curious. Gotta do some research and see who I share a bday with 🤔 7mo
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Still working on my #bookishbingo

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This was a fun read pulling me back into the hallways of school again. ☺️🤓
#BOOKED2019 social media focus
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sometimes these stories work and it is fun to be 16 again 😜other times, not so much!! 7mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen absolutely! ☺️ 7mo
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1. Charlie, the birthday kid this Sunday! Turning 13 😵
2. Finished The Shadowed Mind by Julie Cave.
3. Birthday partying 🎉🎉🎉
4. Beautiful. 🌞🌞🌞
5. Going out. Charlie's pick 😜. It's good to be 13
#friYAYintro
@howjessreads

Cinfhen Happy birthday to your little man 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
julesG Happy Birthday to your Teenager! 7mo
CindyRene @julesG & @Cinfhen thank y'all! I'll pass along those b'day wishes to him 😁 7mo
TrishB Happy birthday teenager 🎉🎉 7mo
CindyRene @TrishB thank you!! 7mo
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Growing in Gratitude | Mary K. Mohler
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My #AprilWrapUp
1 for #LMPBC
3 for #BOOKED2019
1 for Sunday School
1 just for me 😊

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A good month! 📖💖 7mo
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Growing in Gratitude | Mary K. Mohler
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Read this together with Sunday school friends. Also had the pleasure of listening to Mrs Mohler speak at a women's conference in March. She covers such an important topic in this book that is so easily looked over. Enjoyed.

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The Shadowed Mind | Julie Cave
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This was #2 in the Dinah Harris series - suspense mysteries wrapped around the difference in views between creationist and evolutionist. This one was focused around eugenics.
Entertaining and informative.
#BOOKED2019 political intrigue
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 another prompt completed 7mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen Yes Ma'am 💃💃💃 7mo
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This sweet little book arrived at my house today! I can't wait to get started on it! I've noticed it says"heart breaking" right on the front cover ?. I wonder what that's all about ?
#LMPBC #Round5 #GroupQ
@AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady

mrsmarch I didn‘t see it coming, that‘s for sure. #spoilers #nospoilers 7mo
AnneFindsJoy Haha! I felt it coming with every page I turned, and yet I couldn‘t stop turning, every page(day) was so beautiful! Just like life! ❤️ 7mo
CindyRene @AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch 💜💜💜 gonna get my tissues ready 😁😉 7mo
mrsmarch @AnneFindsJoy I knew something was brewing...well, you‘ll see when you get my notes back 🤗 7mo
RadicalReader Nothing sweeter than book mail 7mo
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Wow! This book! The author, having walked the single-mom life herself, hit home with Every. Single. issue broached.
This book is laced with scripture and the power found within it.
I truly believe this is a must read for any solo-parenting mom!

RadicalReader This book has an amazing cover so pretty 7mo
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@Meaw_catlady this is headed your way! Mailed it off today 😁
Hope you enjoy! 🐑🐏🐑
#LMPBC #Round5 #GroupQ

Addison_Reads This book has been on my TBR forever. I bought it at a bookstore in Austin, TX, with @Canndor years ago. I think I'll move it up on my list. 😀 7mo
CindyRene @Addison_Reads it was such a fun read! Very well written and keeps you thinking for days. Hope you enjoy 😊 7mo
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The Cistern | James N. Ezell
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This book was written by a local author. It was very cool to see my hometown and familiar areas as the setting of this suspenseful story.
A scary, chilling page turner!
✔️'ing off indigenous author for #BOOKED2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Very cool and sounds terrifying 🙀🙀🙀 7mo
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Outbreak | Davis Bunn
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So I read this for my cli-fi pick for #BOOKED2019. I did enjoy it. It kept me interested and turning pages. But for most of the first half I kept waiting for something to happen "cli-fi-y". So here's the deal. This is a suspense novel that had to do with an outbreak which just happens to be climate caused. It's a good suspense but if you're looking for a "Day after tomorrow" movie type experience this is an ? not an ?. ?
@Cinfhen @Slajaunie

Cinfhen Ha!!! Such an awesome review 🙌🏻😜 8mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen thank you 8mo
RadicalReader I love ebooks so simple and portable so much easier to carry an ereader than the equivalent amount in physical books 7mo
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Outbreak | Davis Bunn
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I had an early start this morning 😲. Feel like I could use another mid day cup. My perfect cup looks like F1 😁🤗🍵
What's your #PERFECTCUPPA?? @collegecatlady @DoonTheGoon @Chili @Savedbygrace @Crazeedi
Don't forget to tag a litten or two who loves coffee!

Thanks for the tag @mrsmarch
Hope you and your fam have a perfectly magical adventure! 🌠

mrsmarch Thank you Cindy! I‘m taking my #lmpbc book as my vacation read. It‘s about a traveling cat, after all. 😁 8mo
CindyRene @mrsmarch that sounds just purrrrfect!! 8mo
Samplergal D3 yum. 8mo
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julesG D4 8mo
Savedbygrace F3 or F4 😁 8mo
tournevis B4, C3, D2. ☕ 8mo
TheEllieMo C4 or D3 8mo
CindyRene @Samplergal @julesG @Savedbygrace @tournevis @TheEllieMo thanks for playing along! We keepin Litsy caffeinated one cup at a time! 😂😂 8mo
tournevis @CindyRene But only before 13:00h. After that, I won't sleep at night. Am I old? (yes) 8mo
darklydreaming F6! I don‘t take milk - just sugar ☕️ 8mo
CindyRene @tournevis nooo not old. We're just Well seasoned 😜 8mo
CindyRene @darklydreaming I wish I could do that. I've tried to cut back on mine but it's just not the same 8mo
CindyRene @SleepyDragon cool- E5 really does look just like your profile pick ‼️💯% yummy 😃 8mo
Crazeedi D2 E1 F1 depends on the time of the day. I like a dark roast first thing in am and I can drink caffeine in the evening and go to bed. Decaffeinated coffee is a sacrilege! My favorite coffees are Ethiopian, Yemen mocha, Sumatra, Tanzania peaberry, India mysore, Kenya. To name a few😍 8mo
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi Thanks for the tag. I‘m a decaf person for medical reasons. A little half and half, no sugar. D4 looks about right. (edited) 8mo
CindyRene @Crazeedi you have some awesome coffee GAME girlfriend! I think I'm jealous! I won't be setting my cuppa-sad down next to yours in any future virtual book discussions that we may have the pleasure of doing together 😂😂. Instead maybe you can bring the coffee and I could provide the muffins 😁😁. 8mo
julesG @tournevis I'm the same. Have coffee too late and I can't sleep, but I can't drink coffee in the morning either. I always have to have tea first. 😵 8mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Thanks for the tag! This is very cute—I‘m an F6 all the way!! ☕️ ❤️👍 8mo
tournevis @julesG Tea has caffeine too! It's all good! 8mo
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Outbreak | Davis Bunn
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Giving this a try for my #BOOKED2019 cli-fi pick. Hopes are high!
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Slajaunie Sounds good 8mo
Cinfhen 🤞🏼🤞🏼Im intrigued!!!!hope it doesn‘t disappoint 8mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen @Slajaunie I'll let y'all know how it goes 😊 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks 😃I‘m curious since I hated my CliFi I‘d like to try another one 8mo
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This book was a delight to read! These sheep are not from the typical run of the mill herd, that's for sure. I related to them in so many ways 🤔😂.
Now to finish with all my mark-ups✍️. You would think I'm studying for exams of some sort- these 🐑🐏 really have my ⚙️⚙️'s turning! 🤓
#LMPBC #round5 #GROUPQ
@mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady @AnneFindsJoy

AnneFindsJoy Yay so glad it‘s delightful! I can‘t wait till it‘s my turn to read this one! 8mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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March has been such a slow reading month for me. Only two. But they both were immensely enjoyed. 💞

CouronneDhiver Nothing wrong with that 👏🏽👏🏽 8mo
Meaw_catlady I received Kindred today! 🤗 8mo
CindyRene @Meaw_catlady awesome! Hope you enjoy! 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good reads!! 📖💖 8mo
RadicalReader @CindyRene if you haven‘t yet checked it out check out this wonderful amazing novel with the most gripping plot I‘ve ever read and looking forward to the Netflix series adaption next year 7mo
CindyRene @RadicalReader Ooohhh that sounds absolutely thrilling! Thank you for the recommendation! Stacked!! 😁 📚 7mo
RadicalReader @CindyRene no problem can‘t wait to see the Netflix series coming out in 2020 figure what better way to praise such a happy wonderful new Netflix addition than ensuring many people know about this colossally creative creation for a book as much as possible 7mo
CindyRene @RadicalReader absolutely agree! I'll keep an eye out for it 😊 7mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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After a lot of searching for a fairy tale retelling I was actually interested in, I came across this book. I'm so glad I chose it. It was a beautiful story. One that I had to take in small sips to experience the setting and atmosphere fully.
Now it's on to spring!!
#BOOKED2018
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Glad u found a winner!! Looking forward to seeing your spring reads 🦋🌷🌞 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I loved this book. 8mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Headed to the post office to mail this off today! Hope you love it as much as I did @Meaw_catlady !
#LMPBC #Round5 # GroupQ

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Look what came in the mail today! @mrsmarch, I can't wait to get started on this!
#LMPBC #Round5 #GroupQ

mrsmarch Hooray!!!! 8mo
ReadingRover That‘s been on my tbr forever. It looks like so much fun!!! 8mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Late post 😕. I made good progress on #twelveintwo this weekend, but didn't quite get it done. Thanks @Samplergal for hosting! Always so much fun 💜

Samplergal Love it! That‘s a great total. 9mo
CindyRene @Samplergal thanks 😁 9mo
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Congrats! | Ariel Books
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Congrats 🎉 @TheSpineView for your monumental milestone achievement of 50k!!
& Thanks for the opportunity for such a generous #GIVEAWAY
#50KLoveLitsy

TheSpineView Good luck! 9mo
CindyRene @TheSpineView thank you! 😊 9mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Update on my progress thus far.
💗'ing this book!! Especially with breakfast casserole 😋
#twelveintwo
@Samplergal
#LMPBC #GROUPQ

Samplergal Excellent! I have that on my TBR Pile. So many books.... 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s so good!! 9mo
Naj Such a great book! 9mo
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Velvetfur That book sounds really good. What is in a breakfast casserole?! It sounds yum! 9mo
CindyRene @Velvetfur I think it was loaded. Eggs, cheddar, peppers, sausage, spinach with a hash brown crust 💜 9mo
Velvetfur @CindyRene Oohh that does sounds lovely 😁 9mo
CindyRene @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Naj yes! I can't put it down! So good... And sad. @Samplergal keep it up high on your list 😉 9mo
Carolyn11215 One of my all time favorite books!! 9mo
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#twelveintwo @Samplergal
Not sure how much time I'll actually have this weekend but my son wants to do this with me. So, I'm in for sure 😊📚💗!

Samplergal Excellent! 9mo
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A day early but I'm calling February done ✔️
Total: 6
Physical books: 3
E-books: 2
Audiobook: 1
Non fiction: 3
Black authors: 2 - & they are sisters! (Crystal Evans Hurst & Priscilla Evans Shirer)
#februarystats
#februarywrapup

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