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JamieArc

Joined June 2017

Bibliophile / Francophile / tea / tiny things / coziness / www.goodreads.com/user/show/5733517-jamie-archer / StoryGraph: bluestocking21
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July #Bookspin List

Sorry if the font color makes it harder to read 😕

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11h
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I‘ve had this book on my TBR since hearing an interview with Heinerth on Fresh Air and being fascinated by her stories. While I love water and swimming, deep and dark water scares me, but reading Heinerth‘s explorations as a cave diver were engrossing, and it was interesting to learn about all that goes into cave diving. #Booked2022

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Thrust: A Novel | Lidia Yuknavitch
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Bookshop.org always introduces me to interesting new books. I think I need Thrust for the cover alone.

Leftcoastzen That is a great cover! 3d
Karkar Well from the cover that not at ALL what I thought the book would be about. Now I feel like I need to read it to figure out the cover. Lol 3d
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JamieArc @Karkar Right? Both books are about so much more than I would have anticipated from the cover! 3d
JamieArc @Leftcoastzen I‘m glad someone else thinks so 😁 3d
Megabooks Thrust sounds very interesting and Riverhead usually can do no wrong for me as a publisher. So curious about what you‘ll think! 3d
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New Animal | Ella Baxter
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My bookish vacation day, apart from reading on the beach, was acquiring a new book I had not before seen (tagged) at The Book Nook and Java bookstore/coffee shop/wine bar in Whitehall, MI and going for a walk where several times, we came across Read Octavia Butler. Particularly fitting as yesterday was Butler‘s birthday.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Current reading situation. Reading about deep waters while periodically gazing out over Lake Michigan. My favorite type of summer day.

SRWCF What a pretty view. Enjoy! 2w
Soubhiville That sounds like a fun and interesting read! 2w
DivineDiana Your setting looks like a dream come true! 💙 1w
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JamieArc @SRWCF Thank you! 1w
JamieArc @Soubhiville It‘s a pretty fascinating read so far! 1w
JamieArc @DivineDiana It literally is a dream come true! I‘ve been wanting to stay in a house right on Lake Michigan like this for as long as I can remember, so I‘m savoring every moment! 1w
DivineDiana Very happy for you! 👏🏻 1w
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Life has finally slowed down and I‘m ready to get back to reading every day. It also helps I start vacation on the 18th. Goals:
🌸 read 1.5 books
🌸 read every day
#JoysofJune

Andrew65 Good luck 😊 3w
JamieArc @Andrew65 Thanks! 3w
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Reason #671 why I love not just reading, but books as objects. From this book about a cave diver, look at that cute scuba diver on the bottom left! I love small details like this.

EvieBee Yaas! I was planning on reading this one on audio until I saw the chapter headers and swooned. 3w
JamieArc @EvieBee I listened to Rock, Paper, Scissors on audio - now I need to go check out what you are talking about! (edited) 3w
DivineDiana It‘s all about the details! ❤️ 1w
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In the midst of big life happenings, I have read very little. I went to the library to pick up the tagged book for #Booked2022 and realized how much I miss reading. I am in love with this spot in our new house, and can‘t wait to read many good books here. The other two books in the photo are tagged below.

JamieArc Because I can‘t resist a trip to Paris. 3w
EvieBee It looks like the perfect place to read! The sunlight gives you vitamin D bonus points! 3w
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JamieArc @EvieBee It is proving to be a *lovely* place to read. There is a Japanese maple out front, and it‘s a gorgeous view (photo doesn‘t do it justice). 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations on your new home!! Did I get your updated address? I can‘t remember 😩 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JamieArc I‘m losing it girl!! Thank you 😍 3w
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I love this 💖 My library was a light to my day and helped in more ways than one. Walking to the library gave my body movement it needed. Returning books gave me a task I could accomplish. Interacting with the librarian even if just to check out books gave me human connection from someone who wasn‘t looking at me as a depressed person. And then there were the books, of course, that provided stories for escape, understanding, and so much more.

squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Librariana This is truly significant and meaningful. Your caption is also 💜 1mo
kspenmoll This is wonderful. Libraries give us so so much.💚💙❤️ 1mo
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Chelsea.Poole ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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June‘s #Bookspin list comes from whichever books I could get to first in the midst of unpacking at a new house… But new house = new background pics, so that‘s fun 🤩🏡📚

Cathythoughts New house ! Very exciting ❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Are things settling in at the new place? I actually love unpacking; we moved a lot when we were first married but now have been in the same place since 2014 and I have honestly thought about packing everything up and then unpacking it because it's such a great way to actually get rid of stuff 😂 1mo
Megabooks So excited to see pics of your new house! 1mo
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JamieArc @Cathythoughts It‘s the first home my spouse and I have owned together so yes, it‘s very exciting for us ❤️ 1mo
JamieArc @TheAromaofBooks We finally finished everything at the old (rented) house so now we can focus on settling in. We are taking our time, and I feel a bit like a madwoman running all over to find things, but yes, un/packing has been a great catalyst for paring down! 1mo
JamieArc @Megabooks I will be happy to post them when there aren‘t half unpacked boxes everywhere 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Congratulations! Happy days ❤️ 1mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Right now I am enjoying the peacefulness of reading the tagged book while listening to the rain outside on a not too hot and not too cold day, but I look forward to these summer days ahead.

Painting by John Michael Carter

Gissy Stunning paint!😍 1mo
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We‘ll that‘s weird. Anyone have this happen to them???

KristiAhlers I did earlier this morning. I just powered down my phone and restarted it and it seemed to sort out the issue 1mo
ravenlee Happens to me occasionally, too. Usually 👆🏼 works, though at least once I‘ve had to uninstall and reinstall the app. 1mo
TheKidUpstairs When this galena to me, it usually clears by just swiping down to refresh 1mo
JamieArc @KristiAhlers @ravenlee @TheKidUpstairs Thanks for your responses! Things seem to be back to normal. 1mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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🔸Physical Book
🔸3.5 stars at 100 pages in
🔸Not normally, but this is for #LMPBC so I‘m highlighting and writing in it!

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 📚☺️ 1mo
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The No-Show | Beth O'Leary
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I have really liked every one of O‘Leary‘s books. The audio is very well done. She masters how to write a fun romance with serious depth, how to include heavy things without the whole story being depressing. In this one, there is a bit of fun figuring out what is going on. Why did this man no-show on Valentine‘s Day for 3 separate women? What are the connections? Another story with great heart.

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Untilted | Autechre
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Found on the internet. I say yes, and for me, also read some books that might be outside of your normal reading comfort zone.

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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In the midst of moving and packing up all my books, I saved 20 for May‘s #Bookspin list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Moons of Jupiter | Alice Munro
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"She liked the sight of a good thick book. A lot of reading in that one, she would say, just as she would say there was a lot of wear in a coat or blanket. Indeed, the book was just like a warm, thick eiderdown that she could pull over herself, snuggle into."
Alice Munro - Accident, The Moons of Jupiter: Stories, Vintage, 1991.

Berthe Morisot - Reading, 1888.

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Couldn‘t resist the cover for The Hacienda, and then someone‘s review left me really wanting to read The Change. A lot of other choices seemed like they would be good on audio. #BOTM

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles W. Eliot

Alexander Oscar Levy - Resting, 1930.

JamieArc I just started following Ravenous Butterflies on Facebook, a treasure trove of beautiful art and quotes, including this. 2mo
IuliaC Such a beautiful quote! 2mo
Cathythoughts Very nice 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
DivineDiana Beautiful painting. True words. 💛 2mo
AmyG Beautiful painting. 2mo
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“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?”
Matt Haig - The Midnight Library, 2020

Vanessa Bell - Interior with the Artist‘s Daughter, 1935-6.

BarbaraBB Gorgeous painting 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
DivineDiana Lovely. ❤️📚❤️ 2mo
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It may have taken me two months to read this chunkster, but every page was worth it. Wild Swans tells the story of 19th century communist China through 3 generations of women. I was throwing out tidbits to my husband every time I picked the story up. Chang is a great storyteller, as horrendous as it was to read about a revolving door of hunter and hunted, torture, indoctrination, upside down values. Highly recommend #Booked2022 Set in China

JamieArc Also, this book made me want to read a lot more about China and others‘ experiences. 2mo
Cinfhen This has been on my #ReadersRadar for ages!!! So glad you enjoyed it😊 2mo
JamieArc @Cinfhen Don‘t let the size stop you! It‘s very readable and engaging. I never would have picked it up if not for the Booked prompt 😊 2mo
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I didn‘t love December, so my expectations were low. But oh my… I loved this. A celebration of love - for others, for community, and most of all, self. And on a charming Irish island nonetheless. There were so many beautiful, quotable phrases that took my breath away. A book I desperately want to be made into a film.

Megabooks Sounds lovely! 3mo
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Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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A very belated thank you to you @robinb This was such a nice surprise to receive. My apologies for not sending the thank you much sooner! Thank you for your kindness and passing it along ❤️. I‘m saving it for a summer read. #LitsyLove

robinb Oh, I‘m so glad that you don‘t have it already! I liked it and hope that you‘ll enjoy it too. You are most welcome. 🤗 3mo
JamieArc @robinb I did not already own it, but I love that cover so it‘s one I have been eyeing for a while. My life has been a bit busy and I‘ve been moving very slow on things, so please know how grateful I am to receive it despite my delayed thank you! 3mo
robinb @JamieArc No need for an apology or explanation…no worries. 😘😘 (edited) 3mo
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Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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If not for #LMPBC, I probably would not have left a review, because my thoughts are all over the place and I‘m not sure how to review it. It felt like there were walls to Benson, and I had a hard time finding any depth to his relationship with Mike. Cooking with Mitsuko was a welcomed reprieve, and I was much more interested in Mike‘s life in Japan. I found myself saying, “Ugh” a lot. Glad to have this one off my shelf.

JamieArc @Megabooks You should receive this tomorrow! 3mo
JamieArc Also - rom-com? This is not a rom-com. 3mo
Megabooks @JamieArc no, rom-com was a misnomer. I‘m excited to get another crack at it because I know what more to expect. I look forward to getting it and your notes! 3mo
CarolynM So not a rom-com💔 3mo
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April #Bookspin list

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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#BOTM choices are up!

GondorGirl I grabbed Cartographers as well! 4mo
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For March‘s #Bookspin list, I included more books that I really want to read and less that I feel I *should* read. Looking forward to whichever numbers are picked!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Crooked River: A Novel | Valerie Geary
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I am tired to the bone after a week of hard and exhausting adulting things, so my reading has slowed. I can‘t imagine I will get to 20 hours, but it will be good motivation to catch up on some reading, including the tagged book. #20in4

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 Any reading is good. 4mo
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Shallow Waters tells the tale of Yemaya, Yoruba goddess of the sea. As a mermaid falling in love with Obatala in Africa, following him on a slave ship to America, and her experience becoming human among Native and enslaved people in America. The story itself is super interesting to follow but is quite simplistic in the telling, missing out on an opportunity to go deeper with important themes.
#Booked2022 Black-centric publisher
#DoubleBookspin

JamieArc This is my first time doing the #Booked reading challenge and I‘m really liking the way it‘s broadening what I am reading - picking up books I probably wouldn‘t have otherwise. 4mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! So happy to hear that!!! You‘re choosing really interesting books 🙌🏻😊 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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The local library display has me chuckling 🤭

merelybookish 😂 4mo
Leftcoastzen 👏😁 4mo
ravenlee Bwahahaha! 4mo
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IuliaC Haha 😂 4mo
BrittanyReads That's adorable hahaha 4mo
mdemanatee Someone had fun and I approve 4mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 4mo
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Instructions for a Heatwave | Maggie O'Farrell
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While the story revolves around the disappearance of the father of the Riordan family, this is really a story about family and who we are and who we grow to be. It reminded me of Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett‘s writing in the ability to zone in on the details of who we are as human beings while making it interesting to read. What I thought was going to be a slow read had me finishing the second half in one day. #Booked2022 Weather Term in Title

Cinfhen Great choice 😍 5mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My cold, dark February nights aren‘t as unpleasant as usual. The Calm app has a Caladan soundscape, which has been great to listen to as I read the book. I‘ve been looking forward to snuggling under the covers at night with Dune in print and sound 📚🎵

Amiable That sounds heavenly! 5mo
JamieArc It‘s wonderful, and Dune is a bit of a chunkster, so as good as the story is, it‘s still taking a little longer to get through it, and the soundscape helps me look forward to it. I know you appreciate the things we do to get through our big books 😊 5mo
Megabooks Nice! 5mo
Suet624 That's wonderful. And I love Dune in all its forms. 4mo
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Here are my suggestions, though I have PLENTY more to choose from if none of these work. Fireflies is new, so it feels like cheating a little, but if it‘s picked, at least it won‘t stay unread for years 😂 #BOTM #LMPBC

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Megabooks I‘m in the middle of Fireflies right now but any of the others are fine! 5mo
thebluestocking I‘ve read Writers & Lovers and A Woman is No Man (both good). I‘m good with any of the others. Memorial is one that has piqued my interest. 5mo
JamieArc @LMJenkins Have you read Memorial? 5mo
LMJenkins I have read Writers & Lovers (and loved it). I‘d be happy with any! 5mo
LMJenkins @JamieArc - I haven‘t read Memorial yet! 👍🏼 5mo
JamieArc Pardon my sleuthing @Megabooks but I see you have read and panned Memorial. Are there others in this list you haven‘t read, or want to do a reread of? 5mo
Megabooks @JamieArc I would actually love to reread it, especially with commentary because I feel like I did not give it a fair shake. 5mo
LMJenkins Great! I have had Memorial on my list (and my shelf), so happy to read it. 5mo
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Interesting article. Cool concept, but terrifying to think of books disappearing (I also don‘t think that‘s really true). I also wonder how people feel about his feelings about e-readers. Has anyone read his book, The Last Book (not found in Litsy database)?

Tamra It might be less interesting for the observer, but the book is the same for the reader regardless of format. Kindle has its time and place. I also don‘t think paper books will disappear - not so long as there are people like me! 😄 5mo
5feet.of.fury aside from current/recent “supply chain” issues with books, I do not see printed books ceasing to exist entirely by any stretch, when I was taking public transport I would read books on my phone because it‘s easier to do, less things to carry and it‘s not damaged taking it in and out of a bag. it‘s all the same content, it‘s not any more or less intellectual. But I understand why it would be less interesting to photograph and it‘s a neat series. 5mo
Leftcoastzen Found it in database 5mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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This might be my favorite of my #NYWD list that I‘ve read so far. I see why all the love for it. The characters are so raw and richly created, a beautiful entanglement of beauty and flaws. This book had intimidated me for a while. Not sure why, but I‘m glad I was nudged to read it. I won‘t be surprised if it makes my top list of 2022.
#Booked2022 Title Repeats Itself

JamieArc @TheLudicReader I‘m continuing to read your list. I actually haven‘t yet read the ones I was most looking forward to. I won‘t tag you in my reviews though unless you want me to. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one ❤️ 5mo
Cinfhen I LOVE this one too!! Great choice for #Booked2022 5mo
TheLudicReader Please, please tag me. I love hearing your thoughts- positive or negative. 5mo
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Mirrorland | Carole Johnstone
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Between a pick and a so-so for me. I do love the use of fairy tales and children‘s stories to explore much darker goings-on, as well as an atmospheric read with a creepy house. A+ for these things. But it was often hard to know what was going on and follow the story.

This will be my last #NYWD review for January, though I will continue reading the list. Overall, good reads, but a bit too dark and heavy to read back to back for me.

TheLudicReader I wonder what it says about me that my list was so dark? Oh, wait, I know the answer to that. I am drawn to the darkness in literature, but not in real life. I am impressed that you kept at it. I am done for now with your list, too. For the moment at least. 5mo
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My review comes out of my personal experience with the Pentecostal church (that I left and felt pretty traumatized by), so it may be very unfair. I was hoping for a connection with the author‘s story that I didn‘t get. It felt a slog to get through at times, and I felt there was a lack of depth, awareness, and observation. It left me utterly disappointed and with so many questions.
#Booked22 About a cult or religion

BarbaraTheBibliophage I think it‘s extraordinarily difficult to write a good memoir about religion and cults. So much of the depth is emotional and hard to convey. 5mo
Cinfhen Agree with @BarbaraTheBibliophage you did a great job of conveying your thoughts on this book. 5mo
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Coq au Vin | Charlotte Carter
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Finally settled on my February #Bookspin list. Featuring more from #NYWD, some BOTM titles to catch up on, and some lighter and anticipated reads.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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*Finally*!!!!! I was starting to get worried that we actually would have to wait until the 1st this month.

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Saga #55 | Brian K. Vaughan
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And so it begins (again)…
#pleasedontbreakmyheartagain

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Hoping to finished the tagged book for #NYWD and #Booked22 along with making progress in Dune and Forbidden.

Andrew65 A great book. 5mo
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At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries | Christopher Simon Sykes, Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm
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Me walking into Barnes and Noble: “There aren‘t any books I want to buy right now. It‘s safe to walk around.” And then I found out they were having good sales 🤦🏻‍♀️
Me arriving home, to my spouse: “You are allowed to judge me.” (He never would though)
Bookhaul inspired by getting antsy to buy a house. And it‘s National Puzzle month so they are buy one get one half off at B&N. These were too cute to pass up and perfect for weekend getaways.

Tamra I‘m curious about the Bittman bread book! (edited) 5mo
BiblioLitten The Colour Purple 💜 5mo
JamieArc @BiblioLitten I‘ve been meaning to read it for so long, and this edition has a gorgeous cover. 5mo
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JamieArc @Tamra Me too! I dabbled in bread baking using the tagged book years ago, and have been craving to do it again. Bittman‘s book lays things out pretty simply at first glance. I‘ll try to remember to tag you when I try it out! (edited) 5mo
BiblioLitten I hope you love it. One of my favourites. 😊 5mo
Tamra @JamieArc please do! 😁 Thanks for the recommendation. 5mo
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
merelybookish Well done! Funny how some of the best book buying is when you don't want anything in particular! 5mo
JamieArc @merelybookish Thanks 😂 I‘ll have to remember that! 5mo
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I don‘t have teenagers, but if I did, this is a conversation I would love to have with them.

AmyG Exactly. What‘s oddly funny is by banning these books they are actually promoting them…introducing them to kids who now want to know what it‘s all about. Want your kids to do something? Tell them they can‘t. 5mo
TheSpineView @AmyG Exactly! 5mo
TheLudicReader I mean, if I was a kid, I would RUN to the books adults told me not to read. 5mo
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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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This one had been on my radar for a while. It made me laugh, and made me so anxious for Zelda (check CWs if you need). I loved all the parts of Zelda‘s life: the community center and the library, and the array of characters in her life. Using Vikings as a touchstone throughout the story was interesting and gave continuity. A book with so much heart, though tough to read at times - enter the story with the courage of a Viking 🗡 #NYWD

JamieArc Just realized I posted this as a blurb rather than a review with a Pick 👍🏼🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
monalyisha Excellent final sentence! 5mo
Ddzmini Loved this book 📖🤗 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace This was one of my BOTM add-on picks, but I think it would make a good narration follow-up to a couple of others I have.I expect it will be one of those refreshing, feel-good ones. Have you read the tagged? Endearing, charming, and sparkling perspective/POV. 5mo
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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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📚Hoping to finish When We Were Vikings
📚When We Spoke in Tongues
📚Dune

Alfoster Oh, Vikings is such a great, heartfelt novel!❤️👏 5mo
Andrew65 Have a great weekend of reading. 5mo
JamieArc @Alfoster I just finished it and it definitely is. I really enjoyed it. 5mo
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Coq au Vin | Charlotte Carter
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Whenever I‘m in a small, independent bookstore, I feel obligated to buy at least one book to support local, so I gave myself a rule: that book has to be one I had not heard of before (so not a hot new release). I love the books I am collecting, including this one, from Bay Books in Sutton‘s Bay, Michigan. The owner was lovely, and I look forward to stopping in whenever I‘m in the area.

Soubhiville I love that idea. 5mo
GondorGirl What a great idea! I always pick up a book in local indies, but I never thought to get something unknown... I might have to borrow your idea. 😁 5mo
Texreader I try to do the same, buying at least one book from an indie shop. 5mo
Julsmarshall I do that too and try to find a book by a local author. Great way to keep a memento of the trip. 5mo
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The Familiar Dark | Amy Engel
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I read and liked this author‘s other book, The Roanoke Girls, but also know how dark this author can get, so I braced myself for this one. It was a good mystery. Fast-paced, and then for the last 40 pages, I had to cover the page so my eyes didn‘t glance ahead to find out what happened. This book is about a lot of things, and I like that it shows that people aren‘t all good or all bad. A solid mystery, though it‘s already fading from memory #NYWD

monalyisha Great review! 5mo
TheLudicReader I also loved The Roanoke Girls. This one broke my heart. Glad you enjoyed. I would read anything this author wrote, I think. (edited) 5mo
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The Familiar Dark | Amy Engel
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✅ We Begin at the End Finished
✅ The Familiar Dark finished
✳️ Making progress on When We Spoke in Tongues
⚠️ Have not started Sing, Unburied, Sing or Paper Palace
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✳️ Started When We We‘re Vikings (#NYWD)
✳️ Making progress on Dune

Overall, #JoyousJanuary readathon is going quite well!

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
PaperbackPirate Wow! Great job! 📚📚 5mo
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JamieArc
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A f/f romance with strong, very intelligent women? Yes please! I would have liked more build up to the relationship, but overall, this was a great palate cleanser after some of the heavier things I‘ve been reading. I loved the support of each other‘s intellectual and artistic pursuits.

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JamieArc
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I often need to be dragged into books that have domestic hardships and are going to rip my heart apart, like this book. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it, in part due to the writing style, but the plot drove me forward and the characters drew me in. And indeed, I shed tears through the last pages, for Robin and Duchess, for Vincent, Walk, and even Darke. Strong start for #NYWD

JamieArc Also, do NOT look at videos for the search “blond cowgirl” 😳😵🙈🙈🙈 5mo
monalyisha Ha! The follow-up comment. 😂 5mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve had problems with searching for images for my buddy reads!!! 😝😂🤦🏻‍♀️😱 5mo
TheLudicReader I agree that it takes a bit to settle in to Whitaker‘s writing style…but then Duchess just takes you by the hand and you have to go. I think I would have followed that girl anywhere. ❤️ 5mo
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