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GinaKButler

GinaKButler

Joined February 2018

Wife ❤️ Mom 👫 Bibliophile 📚 List Maker 📓 Coffee Addict ☕️ Beach Bum 🌴 Lakeland, FL 📍
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Up next on audio 🎧
This is our book club pick for January.
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Starting my #doubleslpin today! It‘s also on my 22 of ‘22 which focuses on backlist books I‘d like to read.

So many people I know loved this one, glad to have the nudge to start it! @TheAromaofBooks

#bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Hope you love it!! 2w
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Up next on audio...I‘ve been looking forward to this new release for months and @TheAromaofBooks picked it for my January #bookspin 🎧📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I really loved this one. Lots of characters and sub-plots that came together in a satisfying way. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Ooo nice!!! 1w
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Pairing something light with my big non-fiction chunkster. 😊

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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January‘s bingo board!

#bookspin - Twenty Years Later
#doublespin - A Man Called Ove
Book club - Rock, Paper, Scissors
#chunksterchallenge2022 - Washington
Reading Around The World - Antarctica (not sure which of the two options I‘m going to read yet)

Looking forward to a great reading month to kick off the year!

@TheAromaofBooks @Amiable
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 2w
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Here we go! My #bookspin pick is a new release that I‘ve been looking forward to for a LONG time and my #doublespin has been on my TBR for entirely too long! Looking forward to a great reading month! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I wasn't really expecting to like Ove (do you ever start a book thinking that you're just going to give it a chance before you bail?) but ended up loving it. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!! 2w
Jess861 I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove even though it isn't the type of book I normally read. I hope you enjoy it as well! 2w
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One way to move some classics up your TBR list? Write them out on playing cards and have your family randomly pick. Excited about this year‘s choices!

Last year, Roots was one of the cards pulled and it ended up one of my favorites...really hoping for a repeat!

MadelineMcCrae That‘s a creative idea! 2w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Sneaking in my January #bookspin list at the very last minute!

@TheAromaofBooks I took your note to heart and included mostly titles that have been on my TBR for a LONG time! There‘s also a few library books listed. As always, it‘s a treat to see what you pick! Thank you for hosting!
#doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! And I love seeing the challenge work different ways for different people haha But I know what I was needing was a nudge to get some of those “difficult“ books off the list!!! 2w
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Here we go! Buddy-reading this “mini-chunkster” for Q1 with @Kelly326 for the #chunksterchallenge2022

Thank you for hosting, @Amiable 📚

Kelly326 Let‘s go!! 3w
Amiable Love this one! You guys are going to be thrilled with all of the interesting factoids you'll learn about Washington. I was annoying my husband with all of the “hey, did you know that Washington...“ asides while I was reading it. LOL 3w
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The End | Fernanda Torres
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2021 was my best reading year yet! Bring on 2022! 📚

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Favorites | Garret Mathews
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My #top21of21
Ok, so I could only get 20 in the grid...I‘d say the last one would be Grant by Ron Chernow.

Thank you for the tag, @CoverToCoverGirl
I tag @Kelly326 @TheAromaofBooks and @Megabooks

Happy New Year everyone!

TheAromaofBooks Some great reads here. I have Gone With the Wind on my BookSpin list for the year - I've never read it!!! 3w
CoverToCoverGirl I read and really loved 6 of the books in your top twenty one. Great year! 🙂 3w
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Starting this one today on audio...I‘m using it for the book set across multiple continents for the Reading Around The World Challenge.

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Starting the prettiest copy of this one...it‘s my December #doublespin and I‘m using it for my ‘80s book in the Decades Reading Challenge.

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

marleed It‘s so pretty! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I love it!! I really enjoyed this one when I read it a few years ago. Good luck!! 1mo
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#chunksterchallenge2021 Quarter 4 book is complete. I loved this one...The characters will stay with me for a long, long time. I laughed, I cried, I was angry, and I was scared, and I can‘t wait for @Kelly326 to finish so we can watch the movie.

Thank you so much for hosting, @Amiable I can‘t wait to participate in the Chunkster Challenge in 2022!

Kelly326 I finished and agree with you completely. Bring on movie day!! 🍿 1mo
Amiable Yay! Do you think you'll go on and read the other books in the series? I think I'm OK with stopping here. 1mo
rockpools Yay! Congratulations 🥳! This is on my ‘one day‘ list… but seeing all the love for it this year makes me want to bring it forward a little! 1mo
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GinaKButler @Amiable I‘m not sure...the way they were published is out of order, so I may go back and read the two prequels. I would love to hear Gus and Clara‘s story! 1mo
GinaKButler @rockpools Just loved it...and I didn‘t think I‘d really be interested in a western. I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations! You‘ve convinced me! I‘ll try to round up a copy for 2022 1mo
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My #bookspin is up next! 🎧

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks this was just ok...I enjoyed the first two books in this series much more. BUT, I loved that it‘s set at Christmas and was a light read! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I find that I'm a lot more lenient about mindless reads this time of year! 1mo
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I loved the first one in this series and can‘t wait to start this one. #carlinereading
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Here we go...my December #bookspinbingo card! Hoping for at least 1 bingo this month!

#bookspin - Christmas at The Little Beach Street Bakery
#doublespin - The Joy Luck Club
Book Club - Sooley
#chunksterchallenge2021 Q4- Lonesome Dove

I have some work to do to finish out some challenges...we‘ll see how many I can get through! 😬

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks @Amiable

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 2mo
Amiable You‘ve already killed the chunkster challenge this year —this one is just gravy! 2mo
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My December #bookspin and #doublespin

So excited for these! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! It's been several years since I read The Joy Luck Club, but I remember really enjoying it. 2mo
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My December #bookspin list! I‘m trying to finish a few challenges and have added some fun holiday and murder-y titles to round it out. Can‘t wait to see what you pick, @TheAromaofBooks Thank you for hosting!

#doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I didn‘t read as much as I would have liked, but I hit my Goodreads goal this month and finished another classic, another non-fiction and my #bookspin. Hope to get a bingo in December!

PS...I wonder if Rosemary Wells has ever logged on here and was shocked at how many people have tagged her book? 🤣

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #bookspinbingo

CoverToCoverGirl Lol..she‘d be AMAZED…🤣 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! And I do love seeing Rosemary's book “trend“ on Litsy every month! 😂 2mo
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Sooley: A Novel | John Grisham
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Up next on audio...I‘m getting a jumpstart on our December book club pick! 🎧

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Woot-Woot! 🎉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 2mo
Megabooks 🥳📚🥳 2mo
Tera66 👏👏👏👏👏 2mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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My November #bookspin was 300 pages of Lonesome Dove. I love this book so much...I‘m in the home-stretch!
#chunksterchallenge2021 #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks @Amiable

Amiable Yay! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! It feels good to work through those chunksters!!! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Another chunkster practically finished! 😁 2mo
Bklover I saw on your November wrap up that you‘d read Lonesome Dove. I love that book so much! It‘s like visiting people I know. 2mo
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Starting this today for my Catching Up On The Classics Challenge.
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Listening to now....constant state of goose bumps. 🎧
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Amiable This was one of my 5-star reads last year -- such a good book! 2mo
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Starting today...this month‘s bookclub pick!
#bookspinbingo

CoverToCoverGirl I hope it‘s good! 2mo
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Up next! 🎧

#bookspinbingo

Andrew65 Loved this! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💚 2mo
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PSA: Put this on your TBR. It‘s going to be one of my top three books for me this year and it doesn‘t seem to be getting much buzz. Our book club read it together...and, let‘s just say, there‘s not many books that we all enjoy...and this one was one of the few! Read it. You‘ll love it!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My November bingo card! Looking forward to a great month!

@TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 3mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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My November #bookspin and #doublespin

I‘m trying to finish out my challenges, so I added “300 pages” of Lonesome Dove, my Q4 #chunksterchallenge2021 , to my list and it was picked!

Looking forward to a great month. As always, thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks 😘

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I've had The Survivors on my shelf for a while now, too! 3mo
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November: A Novel | Jorge Galan
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Here we go...my November #bookspin list! Starting to plan out the last books I need to close out challenges by the end of the year!

As always, thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspinbingo #doublespin

Megabooks You‘ve got some great ones there! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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October wrap-up:
9 books read
1 short story
1 DNF
3 books in progress
1 BINGO!

Thank you so much for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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New book with a side of baseball. Since the Rays are out, Go Braves!

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Kappadeemom Yes!!! I agree ❤️❤️ 3mo
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Starting another backlist I‘ve never read; buddy reading this with two book club friends! 🎧

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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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Starting my #bookspin for October. It‘s always interesting to find a book with a different structure!

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TheAromaofBooks This book wasn't a good match for me, so I'm interested to hear how you like it!! 3mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks So far, I don‘t care for it. Giving it just a little longer before I decide if it‘s a DNF...🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I didn't finish either... just skipped to the end to see what happened 😂 3mo
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GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks Well, that makes me feel better! 🤣 3mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I‘m putting it down. DNF for me. 👎🏼 3mo
TheAromaofBooks There were several reasons I didn't bother finishing this one, but a big one for me was skipping ahead and realizing that the entire book was going to be about how she realizes that getting married and raising her family was a “waste“ of her life because OF COURSE her husband is a cheating jerk AREN'T THEY ALL, and I'm just really over adulterous husbands as a woman's turning point in life. 3mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks Well, I was feeling guilty about the DNF, and was thinking I‘d keep it for another time, but nope, dropping it in a LFL. Thank you! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks haha always happy to help 😂 But seriously there are so many good books out there and, more importantly, books that I end up loving. It's taken me a long time, but I've finally stopped feeling bad about DNFing ones that aren't working for me!! 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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...and, Bingo!! This may be the earliest I‘ve gotten one all year.

So far, my favorite is The Incredible Winston Browne (it‘ll be in my top 3 for 2021.

And I have to say that Survivor Type by Stephen King is the most disturbing short story I‘ve ever read. 😬

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

Kelly326 Great month so far & 10 days to go! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl We‘ll done! I sense there will be another one. 👏👏🙂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! Looking great!!! 3mo
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The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens
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Happy Birthday, Sarah!! Thank you so much for hosting #bookspin every month...I love participating. I hope you have a wonderful day!

For the #birthdaybash readathon, I‘m planning on:

Finishing the tagged book on audio (it‘s so good!)
Reading chapters 28-29 in Lonesome Dove
Finishing Survivor Type (a short story)
Putting a dent in Meet Me At The Museum (my #bookspin)

Hope you get some reading in today, too!
@TheAromaofBooks

Amiable I just got to ch. 35 and stopped. My brother‘s boyfriend says that‘s the chapter with a major snake scene. 😬 Let me know how bad it is when you get there! 3mo
GinaKButler @Amiable I‘ll let you know...😬😬 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! And hopefully the snakes weren't too bad!! 😂 3mo
GinaKButler @Amiable Definitely skip Chapter 35! 😱 3mo
Amiable @GinaKButler My husband just read that chapter for me! My brother warned me, too. 😬 3mo
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Survivor Type | Stephen King
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A few months ago, I saw Stephen King interviewed on a late night show while he was promoting Billy Summers. The host asked him to name his favorite 5 books...4 were the usual suspects: The Stand, Misery, etc, but one was a short story called Survivor Type, which is included in this collection. I‘m only planning to read that story...for now. 😊#bookspinbingo

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Long weekend from school + skipping a soccer game = a trip to our favorite place. Oh, Happy Day!

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The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens
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Up next! It‘s been recommended by a few friends AND is the first in a series! #bookspinbingo

JenReadsAlot It's a good one! 3mo
Amiable Oh, I really liked this series! 3mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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This one finally came in on Overdrive! 🎧

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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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It‘s a sunshine-y day here in Central Florida!

Starting this one today...it‘s my October #doublespin

#bookspinbingo #bookspin

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Edge of Black | J.T. Ellison
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Starting the second Samantha Owens...I love a police/forensic procedural!
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CoverToCoverGirl She‘s an excellent writer. 3mo
GinaKButler @CoverToCoverGirl I clearly need to read more of her work! 3mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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#chunksterchallenge2021 check-in: so, technically, today is day 8 of reading. I‘m through Chapter 10 and have read 50% more than I intended this week because I LOVE THIS BOOK! The characters are fantastic and I‘ve laughed out loud several times. Who knew I‘d enjoy a western so much?

I hope you‘re loving it, too, @Kelly326 @Amiable and @CoverToCoverGirl 🤠 📚 🐴

Kelly326 Ditto for me! I am loving it too!! I don‘t know that it will last all 3 months. 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl I haven‘t started… sadly I might have to add this to 2022‘s list. I‘m glad you are enjoying it. (edited) 3mo
Tera66 One of most favorite ❤ 3mo
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Amiable It‘s going a bit slower for me. I‘m not quite 100 pages in. I‘m just not in a hurry to pick it up again once I‘ve put it down. Not sure why. Going to keep going and hope it will catch fire for me. 3mo
GinaKButler @Amiable I‘m sorry about the snakes in the beginning! 😬 3mo
Amiable @GinaKButler I was tipped off by @Graywacke that there is a major snake scene coming, so I‘m proceeding with caution! 3mo
Graywacke So cool to see someone discovering this. ( @Amiable hoping it hits stride for you.) 3mo
GinaKButler @Graywacke Have you read the whole series? I‘m really enjoying it so far! 3mo
Graywacke @GinaKButler no. I don‘t plan to. I really like the philosophical set up - stoic Car, epicurean Augustus confronting a stark recently emptied American landscape. 🙂 But this felt like enough. 3mo
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Marching Powder | Rusty Young
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My little Daisy is recovering from her spay...she makes the best reading buddy! #bookspinbingo

CoverToCoverGirl She‘s beautiful! 3mo
Megabooks Hugs to her. 💜 3mo
GinaKButler @CoverToCoverGirl @Megabooks Thanks so much! I just love this sweet girl! 3mo
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Up next on audio 🎧

This is actually my book club pick. 🤞🏼 that everyone enjoys it!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Excited about October and this #bookspinbingo

#bookspin — Meet Me At The Museum
#doublespin — The Talented Mr. Ripley
Book Club — The Incredible Winston Browne
#chunksterchallenge2021 — Lonesome Dove
Classic — Candide
#Bookvoyage — Marching Powder
Buddy Read — Interview With A Vampire

Some fun titles! Thank you for hosting @TheAromaofBooks 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!! 4mo
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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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Here we go!! October‘s #bookspin is Meet Me At The Museum and my #doublespin is The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Thanks so much for hosting. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love the cover for Meet Me at the Museum!! 4mo
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Marching Powder | Rusty Young
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Marching Powder: A True Story Of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America‘s Strangest Jail.

With a title like that, how could I not buy it? I‘m using this one for the “South America” prompt in the Reading Around The World Challenge. I love a good travelogue and am dying for an actual adventure, so I‘m excited about this. I hope it lives up to the reviews!

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Halseyshere sounds intense!!! @GinaKButler 4mo
GinaKButler @Halseyshere This book is banana-pants crazy! 3mo
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