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Enchanted_Bibliophile

Enchanted_Bibliophile

Joined January 2019

📚Bookaholic ☕Coffeeholic 🐺Mother of Wolfs 📝https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6108495-marnie-kr-ger
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

💮 Jasmine - My first house had a big Jasmine growing at the front door, the smell is home.
⛈️ The smell after a thunderstorm - Nothing beats that clean smell
🌲 The smell of pine needles - It reminds me of my grandparents farm and all the fun we had there

Want to play? @dabbe @bthegood @Yuki_Onna @hes7

dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 7h
Eggs Sensuous scents all of them👏🏻🙌🏻 3h
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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4½✨

Such a strange, unique, brilliant little story.
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I sent with Piranesi.

Will be on the lookout for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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I have a little staycation, and decided it's time to reorganize my bookshelves 🤦🏼‍♀️

Why does it always seem to be more work putting everything back? 😕

Bookwomble I'm on a free days off, too, but have decided not to get into a much-needed shelf sort. It's cathartic and stressful at the same time! 😄 (edited) 6d
ravenlee Good luck! 6d
Deblovestoread But so satisfying when complete! 😍 6d
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The Moon Sister | Lucinda Riley
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Mehso-so

3½✨
This might be my least favourite book so far.
I really loved Tiggy's story, but I detested every second I had to spend with the self absorbed Lucía. Se drove me nuts, and sadly the majority of the book focused on her.

I'm very curious about the basement in Atlantis....

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister
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4½✨

This was different.
I enjoyed this backwards time travel, slowly revealing more and more of the truth.
Even when I thought I figured it out, I was still quite taken by the ending and how it changed the whole feeling of the book.

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister
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My current reads

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The Moon Sister | Lucinda Riley
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After months of the worst reading slump of my life....
Today I just felt like reading again, picked up The Moon Sister and at 100 pages in I realised I'm really reading again.

🎉 Yeah for me 🎉

Soubhiville Yay! 4w
Jari-chan Yay!! 4w
Deblovestoread Sweet! Enjoy 💜 4w
Suet624 I‘m so happy for you. 4w
La_Cori Yay!! 👏🏼🥳📚🎉 4w
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Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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4✨

I love how weirdly different Pessl works are. I'm always amazed with the worlds and stories she dreams up.

Neverworld Wake was no different, from the get go I was intrigued and captured by the whole idea of a space between life and death where you have to make the decision you never would want to in life.
Even the unlikable characters didn't deter me from wanting to know. And as I sit here thinking it all through, I know I'll read it again.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Phoebe Strole made this a truly amazing listen. I'm definitely adding her to my narrator love list.

@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #VanillaCream #GrayedJade
3mo
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November #WrapUp

4 Books Completed:
2 part of #SeriesLove2023
#NonFiction
All contribute to #Pantone2023 as well

🏆 Favourite: The Mountain is You
🥇Honorable mention: The Ruby Circle

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Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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3✨

As I was looking through my alphabet challenge I realised that I haven't read any books with a K. So I got on a mission to find something cute and short to fill the void.
My reading slump is still ongoing so I knew not to do something over the top.

And when I realised I had the Baby-sitters club on Audio it was like a sign.

👇🏻

Enchanted_Bibliophile I read some of these when I was younger, but I was more into the Famous Five and those adventure type books, so the Baby-sitters were few and far between.

But coming back to these was a lot of fun. I don't think I've ever read this first book, so it was nice to see how it all started.

I'm kinda in the mood to listen to all of them now. Might this be the end of my dreaded reading slump? Here's to hoping!
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mabell I remember reading some, but like you, I don‘t think I read many. I enjoyed them, but I guess I preferred other series/books. Didn‘t they choose Claudia as the club contact because she had her own phone? 😄 3mo
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Bookwormjillk I loved this series when I was a kid. If you do podcasts The Baby Sitters Club Club is a lot of fun. 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @mabell Great memory! Claudia was made vice president because they used her room and phone for the meetings. 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Bookwormjillk Thanks! I'm definitely gonna give it a try. 3mo
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5✨

This was truly inspiring.
I learned so much about myself and how to change myself. And how I am my biggest problem, but also how I don't need to be.
I can honestly say that from starting this book to date, I've already identified some issues and changed my life for the better.

Will be re-reading/listen to this often.

#NonFiction
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #EmpireYellow

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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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4½✨

I can't say I'm a Britney fan, but I have a few songs I love. Funny thing, those are the songs she mentions that really means something to her.
This was such a raw, open, and honest account of what Britney had to endure. My heart bleeds for her turmoil and pain.

I hope she finds all her healing and the Woman she needs to be for herself.

#NonFiction
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #OysterMushroom #CrystalRose

Enchanted_Bibliophile I also need to add that I loved Michelle Williams as the narrator, she has such a calming effect. 3mo
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4✨

Me actually finishing this book in my current reading slump, speaks of my love for these characters.

I absolutely loved this series. Even with the slow start of the first book.
I was a big fan of Vampire Academy, but Sydney and Adrian are definitely my favourites. All the obstacles they had to overcome to be them....
I'm hoping for a future series catching up with all my favourite characters.

TheSpineView Well done! 3mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 Beat of luck in getting out of your reading slump. 3mo
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The Moon Sister | Lucinda Riley
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My NOVEMBER #BookSpinBingo Board!

#BookSpin - The Moon Sister (Lucinda Riley)
#DoubleSpin - Dracula (Bram Stoker)

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!! 4mo
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October #WrapUp

2 Books Completed:
1 part of #SeriesLove2023
#NonFiction
All contribute to #Pantone2023 as well

My reading slump is really showing...

CrowCAH I love the Bloodlines offshoot series from Vampire Academy!!! 4mo
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I'm still pretty stuck in my reading slump.
But maybe if I place the challenge before me, I might rise to the occasion.

My #BookSpin List for November

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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4✨

I'm currently really struggling to read, but I found listening to this very interesting book did help somewhat to get me out of my slump.

This was really so informative and fascinating. I didn't realise how easy our eating habits are influenced by our environment. I truly believed myself above this, but was so shocked at how many things I thought was my choice only to realise that it was really the things around me.

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4✨

Due to a very bad reading slump this one took me way too long to finish.
This was an interesting twist. I didn't expect us to see so much of Sidney in captivity.
I do enjoy Adrian's pov, he's such a misunderstood character.
Love them together 😍

Can't believe I'm almost done with the series.

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #OysterMushroom #GrayLilac

TheSpineView Great job!❤️📖📚 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I hope the slump improves. 4mo
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I'm in the worst reading slump!
Not even my old favourites seem to be able to pull me out of this one!

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CSeydel 😔 5mo
bthegood 💙💙 5mo
dabbe 🧡💜💛 5mo
BookNAround A reader‘s worst nightmare indeed! I hope you find your way back to books soon. 4mo
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Only 5 squares filled for September #BookSpinBingo

It was a tough month.
I've finished my #BookSpin [Oathbringer Part 1], but I'm still working on my #DoubleSpin [Oathbringer Part 3]

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress for September!! 5mo
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Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
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September #WrapUp

4 Books Completed:
2 part of #SeriesLove2023
#NonFiction
All contribute to #Pantone2023 as well

🏆 Favourite: Hannibal Rising
🥇Honorable mention: The Fiery Heart
🫤 Least favourite: Unmasked

mandarchy I can relate. I almost renewed a book twice that I could have read in three hours. I was interested. I just couldn't concentrate. 4mo
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4✨

That ending....
I really love where this series is going.
The double POV was a delightful change. Adrian's voice is definitely what was missing in the previous books.

Can't wait to start the next book.
@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #MochaMousse #IcedMango #Macchiato #Tangelo

TheSpineView Well done! 5mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 5mo
Clwojick Fantastic! 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Unmasked: A Memoir | Andrew Lloyd Webber
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2✨

Most of my favourite musicals have the name Webber somewhere in them. So I thought why not try this audiobook.
But this was not quite as interesting as I thought it would be. At some points I actually found it boring. And the parts where he talks about music composition I was totally lost.

#NonFiction
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #OysterMushroom #EmpireYellow

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3✨

This was an interesting set-up.
Making all the narratives unrealibe isn't something I came across before. And while I found it frustrating most of the time, I got why Feeney chose to do it that way.
I got most of the twists figured out way before they happened, but still had to see if I got it right...
Not my favourite by Feeney.

@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #FieryRed #OysterMushroom

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Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
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4✨

I don't know exactly what I was expecting when I started this book, but it definitely wasn't this.
I've read this series in publication order, so I knew Hannibal. But knowing the why behind Hannibal gives this whole series a different feel.
I'll have to go back and read it chronologically.

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023 Another series completed
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #FieryRed #MochaMousse #IcedMango

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
TheSpineView Job well done! 6mo
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My SEPTEMBER #BookSpinBingo Board!

#BookSpin - Oathbringer Part 1 (Brandon Sanderson)
#DoubleSpin - Oathbringer Part 3 (Brandon Sanderson)

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!!! 6mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My Goal for the #RushAThon was to read 100 pages and listen to 30min of audio a day.
I quickly realised that it wasn't quite possible to accomplish this, so I changed my goal to read 3100 pages and listened to 15h30m for the month.

And that I've accomplished!
I read a total of 3123 pages
And listen to 22h19m

I'm very happy with myself!

@DieAReader
@Andrew65
@GHABI4ROSES
#RushAThon

DieAReader Fantastic!! Great job🥳🥳🥳 6mo
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August #WrapUp

12 Books Completed:
9 part of #SeriesLove2023
3 part of #ChunksterChallenge2023
#BookSpin & #DoubleSpin
#NonFiction
All contribute to #Pantone2023 as well

🏆 Favourite: Words of Raidiance
🥇Honorable mention: Mindhunter
🫤 Least favourite: The Collide

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13 squares filled for my August #BookSpinBingo

Unfortunately no, BINGO this time.

I did however finish both my #BookSpin [The Pearl Sister] and my #DoubleSpin [The Collide]

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 6mo
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4✨

When I added this one to my TBR, I thought it was a memoir by Maggie Smith (Actress)
But on closer inspection I found that it was in fact not her, but Poet Maggie Smith. So I had to change my mindset before I started listening. I've never read any of her work, but as soon as I hit play I was drawn in by her lyrical writing.
This is a deep, sad story of love, loss, and how to keep on keeping on. How to turn a Hurt into something Beautiful.

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The Collide | Kimberly McCreight
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1✨

So disappointing!
This series started out fantastic, I was so glad to find a YA that wasn't all Love and Butterflies. But it just went down hill from there; concluding with this disjointed story.
It's almost as if what happened in the first book and the conclusion of the series have nothing to do with one another.

#DoubleSpin
@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #BlazingYellow #EmpireYellow #Tangelo

TheSpineView Bummer! Hopefully the next book is better. 6mo
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My September #BookSpin List.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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4✨

I'm so glad I stuck with this series. While I didn't enjoyed the first two books as much as VA the last part of book 2 really made me want to read the next one. And I'm glad to report that it's back to VA standards.
This have everything I loved in VA. Quick paced, action pack and a sprinkle of love.

I love Sage's character growth. And I was surprised to learn some of her trades I found annoying, might not be her at all.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Can't wait for the next one, especially with that twist thrown in at the end. 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
TheSpineView Well done!💜📖📚 6mo
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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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2½✨

This is the second book by Virginia Woolf that I've tried. And I'm sorry to say I just don't like her writing energy. At points it felt frantic and chaotic and I had to put all my mind-power to work to stay with the story.
I just feel that I've worked way too hard for this little book.

#NonFiction
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #BlazingYellow #Macchiato #LeekGreen #Titanite

PaperbackPirate I feel the same way! I read The Voyage Out. 😴 6mo
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4½✨

I was a bit sceptical about CeCe. Out of all the sisters she's the one I didn't like, nor cared for. But in the end she's redeemed in my eyes. My heart went out to her and in the end she grew and changed so much, I couldn't help but love her.
That combined with Kitty's totally submersive story (I absolutely loved her from the get go) this was another excellent edition to the Seven Sisters.

#BookSpin

Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm excited to see where Tiggy will take us.
And I'm really, really looking forward to Pa Salts story

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Amiable #ChunksterChallenge2023 #ChunksterMini
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #TenderPeace #Skylight
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Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 I felt the same bout CeCe. 6mo
TheSpineView Well done!💜📖📚 6mo
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#WonderousWednesday

1. Red Notice
2. Barbie
3. Currently just giving thanks 🙏 So blessed!

Thanks for the tag @Eggs @hannah-leeloo

Want to play? @HeyT @Kristy_K @Ruthiella

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳🤗 6mo
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The Bane Chronicles | Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
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4✨

After finishing the Mortal Instruments earlier this year, I decided to continue with the Shadowhunter books. But realised I didn't read these 4 short stories yet. So I worked these short stories in, between my reading so that I can start The Eldest Cures next.

I enjoyed most of the stories in this compilation.

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #AiryBlue #SummerSong #ElecticBlueLemonade #BluePerennial #Skylight

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
TheSpineView I need to finish the Shadow Hunter series! 6mo
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5✨

I really enjoyed this one!
Serial Killers and Profiling are my favourite genres in fiction, so I thought, this, being the birth of behavioural analysis would either kill that love or amplify it. Glad to report the latter.
Going through all the different cases and scenarios, seeing the behind the scenes of what was put into creating a department in the FBI solely focusing on criminal behaviour and background. Fascinating from start to finish.

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Edgedancer | Brandon Sanderson
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3✨

For the majority of this book I couldn't stand Lift. She kinda drives me crazy with all her awesomeness and her inability to listen or be responsible.
But in the end I get why those things were punctuated and I see the birth of a fantastic character.

This one is also packed with additional info that will no doubt play a big part in the whole of the Stormlight Archives.

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RushAThon | Readathon
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My streak crashed over the weekend. 😞
But I have all intentions to catch up on my missing pages and still reach my 3100 pages and 15 hours by the end of the month.

@DieAReader
@Andrew65
@GHABI4ROSES
#RushAThon

DieAReader ❤️‍🔥🫂📚🤓There‘s still lots of time!! 7mo
Andrew65 You are doing brilliantly and a month is a long time. Still plenty of time ahead 👏👏👏 7mo
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2½✨

This one dragged on and on with back story information that I really didn't care about.
The only thing I enjoyed was Lisbeth's trail and the conclusion of the series.
The suspense and mystery was what got me into these books, but it was totally lacking in this book.

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Amiable #ChunksterChallenge2023 #AlmostAChunkster
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #GrayedJade #OysterMushroom

TheSpineView Bummer! Great job though for finishing! 7mo
Andrew65 Oh no 😫 Hope the next one is better. 7mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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First week for the #RushAThon done
I've managed to listen to my goal minutes each day, but on Wednesday I did manage to read 100 pages.
At least I've read more on other days, so I'm happy.

Totals to date:
568 pages
5h36m

@DieAReader
@Andrew65
@GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 That‘s a brilliant effort, well done 👏👏👏 7mo
TheSpineView Great job! 7mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
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This gentleman understands the greater things of life.
😂

ravenlee Exactly! Every time I leave the bookstore and they still have books on the shelves, we all win. 7mo
Read-y_Picker Yes! I have never left the bookstore with more than I can physically carry, so...
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sherrisilvera Facts!! 7mo
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5✨

Magnificent!
It always seems daunting when I start a Stormlight Archive book, and then before I know it, I've read the whole thing and want more.
Sanderson just has the most extraordinary talent when it comes to Epic High Fantasy. He truly exports you to another universe. Every second I spent in his world was the most amazing time of my life.

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My AUGUST #BookSpinBingo Board

#BookSpin - The Pearl Sister (Lucinda Riley)
#DoubleSpin - The Collide (Kimberly McCreight)

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 7mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Just missed the 20h mark... For this #20in4 #ReadAThon
19h12m

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🎉🥳🍾🥂 7mo
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July #WrapUp

10 Books Completed:
5 part of #SeriesLove2023
2 part of #ChunksterChallenge2023
#BookSpin & #DoubleSpin
#NonFiction
All contribute to #Pantone2023 as well

🏆 Favourite: After that Night
🥇Honorable mention: The Queen's Gambit
🫤 Least favourite: Cassandra in Reverse

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12 squares filled for July with one #BookSpinBingo 🎉

I finished both my #BookSpin [Words of Raidiance, Part 2] and my #DoubleSpin [After that Night]

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 7mo
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Mehso-so

3✨

Not sure if I'm getting used to Deaver's write style, or if this one was just lacking. But I didn't find it as engaging and suspenseful as the previous three.

It was a pretty decent Crime Fiction, just not what I came to expect from Deaver.

@Amiable #ChunksterChallenge2023 #AlmostAChunkster
@TheSpineView @Andrew65 #SeriesLove2023
@Clwojick #Pantone2023 #LoveBird #Titanite

TheSpineView Well done! 7mo
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