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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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Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner
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On my, @Bookwormjillk ! I love everything! How did you know of my love of colorful pens? Perfect for all my book journaling and recording. The stickers are so cute, and of course the book!! Thank you so much. Happy #sliceofsummerswap !

And thank you to @Catsandbooks for a wonderful swap!

Bookwormjillk Yay! Happy summer! 4h
Catsandbooks Love good pens! Have a great summer! ☀️ 3h
BethM That mug is excellent! 3h
LeslieO @BethM And I kinda cut off the best part, a shark tooth on the straw! 11m
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Great summery reading month. Loved everything but my two favorites are in the middle. #JuneWrapUp #JuneStats

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Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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The best laid plans were thrown off by whim and library holds! Used a lot of FREE spaces this month. I did read my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. Came so close to a bingo. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 11h
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The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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A new month! So much to read! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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I had to “add on” I have no self control! 🤪😂 #BOTM

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Jerdencon Yay! 6d
Chrissyreadit 🙌❤️🙌❤️ 6d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Catsandbooks Woohoo! 😎☀️ 1w
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Book Swap | Cumming, GA (Bookstore)
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Heading to the Post Office tomorrow to mail #SpookySummerSwap @KatieDid927 and #StaycationintimeSwap @Jerdencon AND I remembered to take a picture😂

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌❤️😍 2w
DinoMom Yay 2w
KatieDid927 Got it today, thanks! Sending yours via priority by the end of the week! 1w
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan
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Morning reading on the deck #summertimevibes

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I love a book about a small town and the quirky characters. This was just lovely. I want to cast Zendaya and Tom Holland as the main characters in the movie version! 😍Thank you to @peanutnine who sent this to me in a swap!

peanutnine I'm glad you enjoyed it! I thought it was great too. I love the idea of a Zendaya/Tom Holland casting! I'd watch that movie 3w
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🌸/ 🏝⛴🦀💔🎤. Haha! I stink at emoji descriptions.
🪷/ I would love a sequel to Lessons in Chemistry
🪺/ 4.5 for tagged book

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The Siren | Katherine St. John
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1. I think so. Hollywood stars, Caribbean island.
2. The cover is the main reason I picked up this one! It was perfect summer reading. Light, frothy, over dramatic, fun!

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Untitled | Unknown
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As usual I forgot to take a picture but #SliceofSummerSwap is in the mail. On the way to @Bookwormjillk , should be there Friday.

Bookwormjillk I‘ll keep an eye out for it 3w
Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉 😎☀️ 3w
Bookwormjillk Got it today @LeslieO 3w
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The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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Already working on my #BookSpin. #BookSpinBingo

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Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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I love it when I start a book on the first of the month and it turns out to be my #BookSpin! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I just started Book Lovers last night, too! 1mo
marleed Ohhh, I loved both books. Lucky you! 1mo
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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#MayWrapUp
Great month. Two ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in the middle.

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The 6:41 to Paris | Jean-Philippe Blondel
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Woo-hoo! First time my favorite used book sale has been held since 2019. And I did some damage. Added to some series, got some favorite authors, picked up some pretty new books at a bargain! The tagged book is the only one purchased on a whim, never heard of it before. Nothing better than a big #bookhaul .

LeahBergen That‘s an awesome haul! I was so happy that our big book sales returned here, too. 👏👏 1mo
Tamra Stacks of wonderful! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Nice! You got some incredible books! Oh how I miss used book sales. 1mo
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SilversReviews Wow!! Awesome books. ENJOY!! 1mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 1mo
marleed Oh you did good! 1mo
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Another good month for me. 8 books, all really good! I read my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. No bingo this month. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Ahhhhh. First day of reading on the back deck. It‘s glorious. 😎📖💛 #summerreading

Simona Looks perfect❣️ 1mo
Tamra Excellent! 1mo
AmyG Ah, that looks lovely. 1mo
Megabooks Lovely! 1mo
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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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I love summer! Can‘t wait for reading on my deck, picnics, ice cream, all the summer things!

#Summeraesthetics. #sliceofsummerswap

Catsandbooks ☀️😎💕 1mo
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Again Again | E. Lockhart
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Here we go! Ready for June. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Hmmm for some reason my first comment got posted as a spoiler... which it is NOT 😂 1mo
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#thisweekinnewbooks . Two 7 day library books, one Kindle bargain, one Litsy swap (thank you @sprainedbrain ) and two presents to myself (got my first social security check, I‘m officially old and deserve a present!)

sprainedbrain Yay for books and super yay for retirement!! ❤️ 1mo
LeslieO @sprainedbrain So much time to read! 1mo
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This was charming, delightful, sad, and wonderful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! #BOTM

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Thank you so much Jenni @sprainedbrain ! I love the Italian theme: lasagna, Leonardo and limoncello! Can‘t wait to try the recipe and the book!

#RecipeSwap
@Bennett

BookBabe 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
LeahBergen What a great theme! 2mo
BennettBookworm Yummmm! 2mo
Ddzmini Yum lasagna 🤤 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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🌷walking while listening to various book podcasts
🌷Read only
🌷On my deck once the awning is up. (should be this week🤞🏻)

Want to play @sprainedbrain ?
#wondrouswednesday

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I forgot to post my board. So here it is with a little progress. ✔️ #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 2mo
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Watergate: A New History | Garrett M. Graff
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#BookReport. The tagged book will take me awhile. Really enjoying The Swimmers so far. Loved the Delia Ephron memoir and the Heller (#BookSpin completed). Great start to the month.

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#ThisWeekinNewBooks #BOTM #ShelfSubscription #Independentbookstoreday
(Not pictured because it was cut off at the bottom: Breathless)

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A very good month for me, quantity and quality! Top two were my favs. #AprilWrapUp

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@sprainedbrain It should arrive Saturday! I forgot to take a pic! Of course. #recipeswap

sprainedbrain I almost always do that! 😂 2mo
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The Guide: A novel | Peter Heller
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I really, really liked this book. 4⭐️s. I liked The River and thought this was even better. But what‘s with the spacing? It‘s like a student double spacing to make a term paper look longer 😜. It‘s a 257 page book. Without skipping lines it probably would have been barely 200. 😆

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The Jetsetters | Amanda Eyre Ward
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@Hooked_on_books I came across two more, including Ward‘s other book. A definite trend. I like it.

marleed That is a mood! 2mo
LeahBergen Indeed! 2mo
Hooked_on_books For sure! I like the yellow variant. It‘s nice! 2mo
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It arrived @sprainedbrain ! And I guess we are swap partners! I will be mailing yours tomorrow. May really snuck up on me!
#recipeswap

sprainedbrain Oh yay! We are partners!! 2mo
LeslieO @sprainedbrain 🙂📚💜 2mo
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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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10 books! #bookspin and #doublespin and Bingo! Big month for me. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
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The Cave Dwellers | Christina McDowell
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Had a lovely afternoon with my son. 2 bookstores, 7 books (4 are his), 2 cheeseburgers! He even bought me a tote bag! #independentbookstoreday #minihaul #TalkingLeavesBookstore #BurningBooksBookstore

mrp27 Sounds like the perfect day! 2mo
LeslieO @mrp27 It was! 📚❤️🙂 2mo
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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Love an outdoor, adventure-gone-wrong thriller! I did not even look at the add ons. I only have one credit left till renewal. I think my one year membership lasted 7 months! #BOTM #Bookmailisthebestmail

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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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I really liked this book, especially the parts about music and the violin. I enjoyed the mystery (I‘ve heard some people say it was obvious who did it but I always fall for all the red herrings and suspect everybody!) I liked the main character but some of the others were rather one dimensional. The cover is exceptional.

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The Lifeguards: A Novel | Amanda Eyre Ward
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Just started the tagged book and the cover reminded me of something. Finally thought of it, Malibu Rising!

LiteraryinLawrence You‘re so right! 2mo
Hooked_on_books It also reminds me of this one 2mo
LeslieO @Hooked_on_books Yes! A trend (edited) 2mo
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Tigers in Red Weather | Liza Klaussmann
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I‘m using the Pop Sugar 2022 Reading Challenge to select backlist from my shelves. So far:
✔️A book about a secret- White Houses
✔️A book with cutlery on cover/in title - The Word is Murder
✔️A book with found family- A Gentleman in Moscow
✔️A book with tiger in title/on cover- Tigers in Red Weather

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I ❤️ this story of family, friendship and grief. Waxman creates great characters and is so funny. One minor complaint: the constant blushing. Every character blushes all the time. I was blushing at all the blushing. Needed some editing there. #DoubleSpin done and dusted.

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Looks like Annie B. Jones picked another good one. #ThebookshelfTville #Shelfsubscription #MountTBR

LeahBergen What a pretty teacup! 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh yes ! A pretty cup. Love earl grey too. 3mo
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Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 3mo
Lola Loved it! Also received from Annie. My first box but def not my last! 3mo
LeslieO @Lola Annie picks some good ones! 3mo
Lola @LeslieO I loved her past picks on the website so went with her for my first. I also liked Lucy‘s picks but she wasn‘t an option- maybe her picks are in the “Surprise Me” option for bookseller 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
LeslieO @Lola oh, I wonder why no Lucy. I also like Olivia‘s picks. 3mo
Lola @LeslieO I saw that Lucy is working remotely so maybe she‘s only just sometimes? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 I also wonder if she‘s one of the potential booksellers if you choose the “surprise me” option. 2mo
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Very excited about these two, especially the tagged book. I love the other two Waxman books I‘ve read. #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks I've had Garden of Small Beginnings on my TBR for a while as well. 3mo
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My Name is Lucy Barton | Elizabeth Strout
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 3mo
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Got a bingo and read my #BookSpin AND my #DoubleSpin. Yay! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Yay bingo!!!! 3mo
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Starting this one. I love the cover and the #endpapers.

peanutnine Cherry blossoms 😍🌸😍🌸 3mo
LeslieO @peanutnine Isn‘t it so pretty. All books should have spectacular endpapers that relate to the story. 3mo
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Tigers in Red Weather | Liza Klaussmann
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#MarchStats. Good month. My favorite was I‘ll Have What She‘s Having. It was hard to get through though because I had to google stuff every few pages! I‘m using prompts from the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge to read books from my shelves, so I read the tagged book for the tiger on the cover or in the title prompt.

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I almost skipped this month but decided to try the historical fiction. And I really wanted this add on. #BOTM

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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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Let‘s go April! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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