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LeslieO

LeslieO

Joined April 2016

Book lover & Retired Librarian; too fond of books and it has turned her brain☕️📚📚🍷
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Megabooks Loved While Idaho Slept! 6d
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The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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Really liked the tagged book and will be reading more Tim Johnston. Continuing my effort to be a Hilderbrand completist. Also continuing my nonfiction, this one will take me awhile. Enjoying my #weekendreads

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Starling House | Alix Harrow
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Excited for these two! #bookspin #doublespin

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Just browsing the Book Outlet site and suddenly a #bookhaul!

LeahBergen It‘s strange how that happens! 🤔 3w
LeslieO @LeahBergen Such a mystery!😉 3w
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If it wasn‘t for trying to get a bingo (I finally got a bingo!) I might have put off the tagged book. So glad I didn‘t! 5⭐️s
#Bookspin
#DoubleSpin
BINGO!✅
Tackle the #BOTM TBR✅✅✅
5⭐️✅
4+⭐️✅✅✅✅✅
Excellent reading month✅
#JanuaryRecap #monthlyrecap

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 3w
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I don‘t consider myself a short story kind of gal but I‘m really enjoying the tagged book. Should finish it today so I read both my #bookspin and #doublespin.

Aims42 I loved “Other Birds” so much ☺️🕊️ It was my first book from the author and now I‘ve tried to read as many of her previous books as I can, still have a ways to go lol 3w
LeslieO @Aims42 I loved it, too! Now I own more of her books but haven‘t read any others yet. What should I read next of hers? 3w
Aims42 @LeslieO I‘ve only read a handful so far, but I really liked “Lost Lake” if you want a standalone read. Her Waverly Family series is excellent too, the first book is “Garden Spells” and “First Frost” is the second book. Can‘t go wrong with those in my opinion 😊👍 3w
LeslieO @Aims42 Great! Those are the three I own!🙂 3w
Aims42 @LeslieO Yay!! Happy Reading ☺️♥️ 3w
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Mrs. Plansky's Revenge | Spencer Quinn
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Ready for February. 🩷📚🩷#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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No One Can Know: A Novel | Kate Alice Marshall
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Got a foot or so of snow so far. But it‘s the fluffy kind. Good day to make a pot of soup and finish up the tagged book. 🙂❄️📚

LeahBergen It‘s snowing here, too! 1mo
dabbe Lovely photo. Stay safe and warm! 💜🩶💜 1mo
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My Barnes and Noble Christmas gift card #bookhaul.

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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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My #TopTen2023. Also, Go Bills on Sunday night ❤️💙

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Here we go!

julesG 🥳🥳 2mo
Gissy 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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I love bookish plans and goals!❤️📚❤️

1. 75 books, 3 nonfiction, #buzzword: The Last…., #waybacklist
2. #BookSpinBingo, #SeriesLove2024

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Good luck on those goals!📚📚📚 2mo
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#nonfiction2023. My usual goal is one nonfiction per month. Crushed it! I have a couple “slow but steady” reads that have turned into just slow. So my goal this year is to finish a couple nonfiction chunksters. And that‘s it. #nonfiction24

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The Last | Hanna Jameson
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Great holiday reading month! I read ALL my #bookspin and #doublespin in 2023. Did not do as well on the bingos. Better luck next year. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic progress!!! 2mo
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My last book of 2023 was called The Last 😆. Starting June Farrow this morning. Happy New year all! Here‘s to a great reading year!🥳🎉 #lastfirst

Bookwormjillk 🤣 2mo
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Not a bad showing for my #SeriesLove2023. I will continue in 2024, great way to prioritize neglected series.

TheSpineView Well done! Glad to have you in 2024. 2mo
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The Road to Dalton | Shannon Bowring
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Ready for the new year! Hoping to read more from my shelves. (After I finish all my library books🤪) #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Hello Beautiful got knocked out early but actually was one of my favs of the year along with the top two. #yearinreview

Deblovestoread Loved your winner! 2mo
LeslieO @Deblovestoread So good! Read it in March and nothing beat it. 2mo
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My holiday reading completed. Two books I planned on go back on the shelf till next year. #tistheseason #seasonsreadings

marleed Oh I loved the tagged. It‘s a masterclass in writing a novella. 2mo
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My #ChristmasBookHaul. Santa was good to me! 🙂🤶🎄📚(so was @dabbe !)

Ruthiella Clearly you were not naughty! 😂 Nice haul. 🎄 2mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 2mo
dabbe MC! 💙❄️💙 2mo
Gissy Yes! Lucky you! 2mo
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Thank you so much @dabbe ! I did really want this book! And I can‘t wait to try the chocolate, I‘ve never had See‘s but have heard good things! ❤️🎄🍫🤶#Jolabokaflod

Thank you for organizing @MaleficentBookDragon

dabbe Yay! Happiest of Jolabokaflods! ❤️🎄❤️ 2mo
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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 🎄❄️🤶

LeahBergen Merry Christmas!! ❤️ 2mo
Deblovestoread Gorgeous tree! 🎄 Merry Christmas! 2mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas!🎄 2mo
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Tamra Merry Christmas and that is a gorgeously decked out tree. 😍 (edited) 2mo
dabbe Did you open you #jolobokaflodswap yet? 🤩 2mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 2mo
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I‘m late to the Jenny Colgan party but I loved this one and will read more. 🎄🤶❄️ #tistheseason #seasonsreadings

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Murder After Christmas | Rupert Latimer
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Really enjoying this one. So funny and clever. #tistheseason #seasonsreadings

Tamra I have this on Kindle and is about to expire! Better hop to it! 2mo
LeahBergen You‘ve reminded me that I have this one! 😆 2mo
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The Meaning of Night | Michael Cox
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I pulled the tagged book off my shelf recently and thought I should read this, it‘s been here for years. Then I realized it reminded me of something, two other books I loved! #covertrend

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The second package arrived! Not the waiting begins! ❄️🤍❄️ @dabbe #jolabokaflod

Karisa Ooooh, See‘s is good stuff! @dabbe you may just have something from there in your #JolabokaflodSwap box too😊 3mo
rubyslippersreads Sees candy is heavenly, especially the Bordeaux. 3mo
dabbe Yay! I hate the waiting part! 🤩🤣😍 3mo
dabbe @Karisa Soooo excited! Thanks again! 💙❄️💙 3mo
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It‘s in the mail @Texreader ! Be on the lookout, expected Monday. Don‘t be fooled by the blue box #notBOTM #recycle 😀.#Jolabokaflod

Texreader Whoohoo!! How exciting! 3mo
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Gonna try to fit these in with all the holiday books. #bookspin #doublespin

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Untitled | Anonymous
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One arrived already! @dabbe #Jolabokaflod

dabbe Yay! 💙❄️💙 3mo
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Managed my 8 book average for the month even with the 850 page chunkster.
🍁Excellent true crime
🍁The Last One was a wild ride! I loved it, recommended by Meredith of Currently Reading podcast
🍁11/22/63 lived up to the hype. Now I want to get back in reading King.
🍁Always love Kate DiCamillo
🍁 Started out the seasonal reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🍁Cute cozy magical puzzle
🍁A true crime novel, very good
🍁Love the supper club.

GinaKButler Thank you for this post! I added 3 to my TBR 🫣 3mo
LeslieO @GinaKButler Happy to help! Haha! 3mo
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Kill Show: A True Crime Novel | Daniel Sweren-Becker
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Completed both #bookspin and #doublespin but no bingo.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 3mo
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No One Can Know: A Novel | Kate Alice Marshall
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I picked this one so fast! #BOTM

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My holiday reading plans, plus the tagged book (Three Pines at Christmas). #seasonsreading #tistheseason

Julsmarshall I love a Jenny Colgan holiday story! 3mo
SheReadsAndWrites I needed good Christmas books to read and just looked these up and bought them all so - thank you! 🤓🎄❤️ (edited) 3mo
SheReadsAndWrites Me too! @Julsmarshall She's a favorite. 🤓 3mo
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julieclair These all look so good!! 3mo
LeslieO @SheReadsAndWrites Wow! I hope you like them all! 3mo
LeslieO @Julsmarshall This will be my first Jenny Colgan. 3mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Hope to get to all the holiday books and the #bookspins. (Hoping a holiday book will be a spin🤞🏻)
#bookspinbingo 🎄🤶🎁🎄

Bookwormjillk How The Light Gets In is so good 3mo
LeslieO @Bookwormjillk I am so happy that my next Three Pines is set at Christmas 🎄 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Not a big fan of the cover of this one. I like the snow globe, not the people. But the title page is kind of fantastic.

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I did it! Finished! 4.5⭐️ #chunkster

Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 3mo
marleed Oh good for you. This book was my goal for this month. Well, maybe next year! 3mo
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Looking forward to both of these.#BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo

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Ready to go! My plan is to at least finish the tagged book and then tackle 11-22-63 and my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. Wish me luck!😉📚💜

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Enjoy!!! 4mo
BookmarkTavern Good luck! 🍀 4mo
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Low number completed this month. But all the fiction titles were very good. The Lighthouse Witches was my fav. The nonfiction, Down the Hill, was a little disappointing. I didn‘t care for the writing. #OctoberWrapUp

emz711 I have both books at some. So cute on my shelf 4mo
LeslieO @emz711 Aren‘t they so cute? 4mo
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Again and Again | Jonathan Evison
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Oh Lordy, I have no self control. #BOTM

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Murder in the Family | Cara Hunter
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#BookSpinBingo
🎃 #BookSpin✔️
👻 #DoubleSpin✔️
💀 #NonFiction2023✔️
🧙‍♀️Spooky season reads✔️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Finishing a witch book and drinking pumpkin spice coffee from my Poe mug. Happy Halloween! 🎃 💀👻

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Two years in a row! How did I get so lucky. What an amazing box of goodies! I love it all, Danelle @DHill The pasta is so fun. The books look great (the tagged one was high on my want list) and I love that you included the mag with the article on the author. Can‘t wait to start the puzzle and play the card game. It‘s all so wonderful, thank you so much. Thank you for hosting @wanderinglynn #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn Love it! 🎃🖤👻🧡 4mo
DHill Enjoy Enjoy!!! It was so fun shopping for you again!!. 🖤🎃🧡 4mo
LeslieO @DHill You are the best! I should have taken a picture before o opened everything. The wrapping was perfect! 4mo
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Ok, this one is a #covertrend rather than just the same picture, it‘s the headless woman torso trend.

Prairiegirl_reading Ugh,I hate this. 4mo
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I‘m definitely going to read the first book on this list and that might take me the whole month! 😆🤪 #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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I keep my goal reasonable so I won‘t feel like I can‘t read long books. I plan to read 11/22/63 in November so I‘m glad the goal is met.

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Deblovestoread Well done and what a great read you have a head of you! 🎉📚🎉 4mo
BookmarkTavern Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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LeahBergen Nicely done!! 4mo
dabbe #yahooyou! 🖤💜🖤 4mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 4mo
Gissy Congratulations 📚📚📚📚🎉🎊👏👏👏 4mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 4mo
Meshell1313 🙌🎉 4mo
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It‘s more than a trend, it‘s almost the exact same cover! 🤣🤪💛

peanutnine Omg! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Kimzey Good catch! That bothers me, though. Which is the copycat? 4mo
Fortifiedbybooks If you look closely, that is the exact same picture, but they edited it slightly by removing one book and the bracelets on her left arm and adjusting the distance so that you can't see the whole sleeve on the right or the waistband. That is annoying. I understand having a trend, but what they're doing is uncreative and cheap. 4mo
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LeslieO @Fortifiedbybooks It‘s like one of those pictures in Highlights magazine, spot the differences! 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence Wow, that‘s really uncanny! 4mo
Magpiegem That is unbelievable! Just rehashing old covers… the poor author. It‘s like when Disney used to reuse their artwork from one film to the next and just colour over them 4mo
Arvena 😳😲 4mo
julesG @Fortifiedbybooks Exactly what I thought. Is this hoping people will pick it up because they confuse it with the other? 4mo
Fortifiedbybooks @julesG I would be more likely to NOT pick it up, thinking I had already read it. I've read The Book of Speculation. It was good, but I don't know about First Impressions. First Impressions was published first, about a year prior, and other than the cover, the books don't seem to have anything in common and are completely different stories. 4mo
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Halloweenies | David Wisniewski
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It‘s here! #HHS2023 #HauntedHollowSwap2023
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 4mo
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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Haven‘t read as many spooky season books as I planned. But the tagged book was a good one. We had out of town company for ten day so my reading suffered 🤪. We took the company for our annual fall walk at Letchworth State Park (among other places) #FallReading #spookyseason #FallVibes

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is gorgeous 🧡 4mo
peanutnine Beautiful! 4mo
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