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Lizpixie
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Well, my #20in4 #readathon has been a complete bust so far. Ended up with severe heat stroke on Australia Day & have been paying for it since(my useless body doesn‘t take kindly to misuse)but I‘m hoping to rally to reread the 1st in a favourite fantasy series. Wish me luck! #JumpStart2023

Bookishgal71 Hope you‘re feeling better soon. Love this series! 23h
Clwojick Feel better soon! I‘m reading Sarah J Maas right now too. 💖 19h
Andrew65 Ouch, hope you are okay and taking things easy. That is more important than the Readathon! 🥰 Sending you all the luck in the world. 15h
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Lizpixie
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I‘ll be joining this weekends #20in4 #readathon but I‘ll be going on EST this month as I‘ll be babysitting my grandson all day, which is NOT conducive to great read time. All the Can I, What‘s That & I‘m hungry kinda ruins concentration. So I‘ll be raring to go by 4pm! Prob start with some audio journaling to a new audiobook(have a credit burning a hole in my virtual pocket)& I‘m still working on my bujo.🙄Looking forward to achieving 20hrs!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us again, 20 hours here you come! Have total faith 😍 4d
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Lizpixie
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My Australia Day🇦🇺was spent with family at Australiana Pioneer Village, until the heat drove us home!(37C today🥵) This is where I used to have my Lolly Shoppe & hubby was the blacksmith 25yrs ago. It was brilliant watching my grandkids running around, feeding the animals,riding the train & going on a wagon ride. And the re-enacters were amazing, one of the red coats even shook my grandbaby‘s hand & let him follow him around. Going back in May💗

Leftcoastzen That looks so interesting & fun! 4d
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Lizpixie
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My stats for the #JoyousJanuary #readathon is here. Sorry it‘s late, we‘ve had a gastro bug go right through the house, I‘ve only just finished my bout of it. Fun times🤢 I managed 5 books with a total time of almost 46hrs. I‘m pretty happy with that. Also hit all 3 formats with physical, audio & digital books in the mix. Thanks again to our brilliant leader for the motivation🙌. Great start to the year💥

Andrew65 You never need to apologise, just post them whenever you are able. Sorry to hear you have all been ill again, hope you are feeling better now.
5 books and almost 46 hours is brilliant. Well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥰🍾🥂🥳
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Lizpixie
Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Bk9 of #JumpStart2023 & Bk5 of #JoyousJanuary #readathon is done. This was another winner for me, I totally enjoyed it. Reminded me of Red, the Bruce Willis movie if Willis, Malkovich & Freeman were women. Really hope there‘s another book, these women were awesome! Highly recommend. #BookspinBingo #Booked2023 #SetIn2TimePeriods #FourFoursIn23 #FunnyMoney #ISpyBingo #Pantone23 #CherryTomato #NoBuy2023Bingo #Pop23 #ReadYourShelf2023

Andrew65 Doing great, well done 👏👏👏 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
Clwojick Great Job! 1w
Lauredhel Oh, I keep hearing good things about this book. 1w
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Lizpixie
Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I have been thoroughly enjoying this romp/revenge story about four women, recruited into an elite group of off government assassins in the 70s, only to be put on a kill list when they retire 40yrs later. Forced to use the skills the agency gave them to survive the attempts on their lives, they decide to go after the asshole men responsible. Halfway through already and totally loving it! #Jumpstart2023 #JoyousJanuary #readathon

Andrew65 Sounds great and had good reviews. 😁 1w
Dragon A fun read 💚🐉 1w
Clwojick This one looks so good! ❤️ 1w
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Lizpixie
The Midnight Game | Cynthia Murphy
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Pickpick

Bk8 of #JumpStart2023 & Bk4 of #JoyousJanuary #readathon is done. This was brilliant! Had no clue what it was about, saw it on Waterstones cheap & loved the cover so I preordered it. Glad I did. It‘s a YA(sort of)thriller/horror about a group that meet online & decide to meet irl to play a “game”. Trust me, it‘s really good. #BookspinBingo #Booked2023 #WeirderThanExpected #WickedWords #ISpyBingo #Pantone2023 #BeetrootPurple #NoBuyBingo #ImpulseBuy

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1w
AsYouWish Yay!!!!💙💙💙 1w
Andrew65 Looks great, well done 👏👏👏 1w
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Cinfhen Sounds great and maybe one that @Reggie might like 1w
Clwojick I love the cover too! 🕯🧨 1w
Reggie @Cinfhen it‘s weird for all the Ya I have ever read none of it is horror. Lol, weird right? Maybe I‘ll look this up. 1w
Cinfhen Yeah, YA horror isn‘t too typical @Reggie I‘ll be curious to hear what you think 1w
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Bk7 of #JumpStart2023 & Bk3 of #JoyousJanuary #readathon is done! I finished this one on Thursday night but been haven‘t been on till now. Listened to this while #audiojournaling it wasn‘t a bad insight into Chris Watts personality, but the narrator was awful, which is why it‘s a so-so. At least I got some challenges in my bujo. #BookspinBingo #NonFictionBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Love your bujo spreads!! 1w
Andrew65 Sounds good, well done 👏👏👏 1w
Clwojick Looks great! 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Beautiful journal pages! 1w
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Lizpixie
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Currently doing some more #audiojournaling as I‘ve somehow ended up with a list of about 50-60 #ReadingChallenges for 2023. And I might have gone a little crazy acquiring a #stationeryhaul that may or may not be larger than what is in this picture🤦🏻‍♀️And I‘m no artist!! Why do I do this to myself?!? #JumpStart2023 #JoyousJanuary #readathon

wanderinglynn That looks awesome! 😍 2w
Chrissyreadit Looks like fun! 2w
Clwojick I‘m the exact same! I do this every year! 😂 2w
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Lynnsoprano I‘m the same way! I love the stuff, even though I have no visual art skills 😂 2w
KateReadsYA Anything you create is a part of you so it'll be beautiful 🥰 2w
Andrew65 50 - 60! wow! Go you!!! Good luck! #TeamLizPixie 2w
GondorGirl I've spent most of this week listening to audiobooks while I set up my reading journal for the year. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a few too many markers... 😅 2w
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Lizpixie
Genesis | Karin Slaughter
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Bk6 of #JumpStart2023 & Bk2 of #JoyousJanuary #readathon is done. Took me longer than I expected as I‘ve been doing Nanna duties(school holidays🙃).One of my favorite Will Trent books, it brings Will & Sara together in Atlanta. It‘s also one of her more gruesome murders(cringeworthy), with an unexpected killer. 4.5⭐️ #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2023 #NoBuy2023Bingo #Pop23 #ReadItAgainSam #BacklistReadathon #CloakDaggerChal

TheSpineView Great job!📚📚📚 2w
Clwojick Way to go! ☺️ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 This was an excellent one, you are making great progress 👏👏👏 2w
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Fractured | Karin Slaughter
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Bk5 of #JumpStart2023 & Bk1 of #JoyousJanuary #readathon is done! The 2nd in the Will Trent series, this is the book the new tv series is based on. I enjoyed this much more than Triptych, there‘s more Will & Faith joins the cast. I just wanna give Will a big hug! GBI is called to a scene as a favor to the governor. But Will sees what the cops don‘t, the wrong girl is dead & there‘s another missing. #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2023 #NoBuy2023Bingo

TheSpineView Great job!💙📖📚📚📚 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
PuddleJumper Brilliant! 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I agree, I think this series only really got going from book 2. 2w
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Fractured | Karin Slaughter
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Excuse the awful photo, it‘s past 4am and I‘m still up reading this, the 2nd Trent novel. This is the one the current TV series is based on, rich white girl is found dead at home, mother kills “attacker” except dead girl is not the supposed girl & the “attacker”was really a victim too. Cops realize first girl has been abducted, chaos ensues with lots of finger pointing & blame. Media,predictably, go wild. Loving it at halfway point. #JumpStart2023

Clwojick I don‘t think I‘ve read this one. I might have to give the Will Trent series another try, cause this one sounds entertaining. 3w
MoonWitch94 I‘m the US the drama “Will Trent” just started. 2 episodes in and I am HOOKED! I love him. I haven‘t read the series but think I will now. 3w
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Lizpixie
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Bk4 of #JumpStart2023 is done! A reread, it‘s the 1st in her Will Trent series & was just as fabulous the 2nd time round. I‘d call it Trent 0.5 really as he‘s not the MC of the book, it‘s told from multiple POVs including his, Angie‘s & another Atlanta cop. A woman is found dead, mutilated & raped which at first is written off as one of her johns, until Trent links it to 3 other vicious rapes. #BookspinBingo #Booked2023 #WronglyIncarceratedMC 👇

TheSpineView Moving right along!Fantastic!📚📚😍 3w
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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Andrew65 Love this series, read up to book 6.5 and really need to get back to it. Well done 🥳 3w
PuddleJumper Brilliant! 3w
Cinfhen Yay🙌🏻‼️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Lizpixie
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After trying a few new books and none taking, I‘ve decided to try a reread of the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter. The new series isn‘t available in Aus, unless you do the whole VPN pretending you‘re in the US thing, which I cannot confirm or deny that happened😉but it seems alright. Not sure about Angie though, she‘s not psychotic enough yet. #JumpStart2023

5feet.of.fury I agree about Angie! But she wasn‘t TOTALLY awful for a couple books… I‘m wondering if they are going to change that for TV & give more of her perspective… 3w
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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk3 of #JumpStart2023 is finally done! This is over 31hrs long, but so worth it. About the beginning of the AIDS crisis, it infuriated me, made me think & most of all made me so sad. The infighting & bullshit from gov, doctors & the gay community is just unfathomable. The fact it hit them first complicated the issue unnecessarily & caused so many needless deaths.😢 #BookspinBingo #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic #NonFictionBingo2023 #IWillSurvive👇

Clwojick I love your bullet journal pages! ❤️ 3w
Lizpixie @Clwojick thank you! It‘s taking me longer than I thought to get it done, I‘m soooo not an artist, but I‘m trying to get at least 4 transferred into my bujo from my list every day. My fault for going overboard once again!🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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Clwojick I know the feeling! I started mine in November since I had a two page list of spread and challenges 😂 3w
Lauredhel Nine days in to 2023 and wow! 3w
Amiable This is SUCH a good book —everyone should read it . 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! Love your bujo layouts!! 3w
SamAnne I reread this during the pandemic. 3w
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Lizpixie
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#JumpStart2023 Spent today trying to sort through all my 2023 Challenges for my bujo(why do I do this to myself every year??🤦🏻‍♀️)and listening to this NF audiobook about the start of the AIDS crisis 40yrs ago. It‘s making me so mad it‘s getting harder to concentrate. I knew the first years were bad, but the apathy of the government, doctors & even the community it hit the hardest is just unfathomable. Prolonged deaths by the thousands😠

TrishB This book made me so sad and mad too. 3w
Ruthiella I just read this last month and the sheer waste of human lives is heartbreaking. 💔 3w
Hooked_on_books It‘s hard to stomach, but it‘s an excellent book. 3w
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Lizpixie
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Got some #audiojournaling done today,finally! I only just got my new journals, auspost is really doing a great job lately.Not.😠At least they‘re here now.Do you like my new journal? Special edition with my name on the cover. I love it!Totally worth the extra money. I‘ve been meaning to read the tagged book for years, finally getting to it for the 40th anniversary of the start of the AIDS epidemic.So infuriating and so so sad🏳️‍🌈🫶 #JumpStart2023

julesG 😍😍😍 Love all the supplies. (Post is slow here, too. Seems they went into hibernation on Boxing Day.) 4w
Larkken Your supplies are inspirational! I‘m using the same ones from last couple years until they run out or I can find a place for new ones 😂🤩 4w
Clwojick Ahhhh! I love all the stationary! 😍 I‘ve considered getting my 1817s titled as well, but I haven‘t pulled the trigger yet. After seeing yours, I might have to though! 💖 3w
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Lizpixie @julesG thank you! I‘m still waiting on a #jolabokaflodswap & my #aussiesecretsanta packages! 3w
Lizpixie @Larkken I‘m glad to inspirate. I have a huge tub full of more art supplies as well, when I did the #greatlibrarycleanof2022 my daughter went to Kmart & bought me ten 50litre tubs and we spent two weeks sorting everything. Now I have them stacked & labeled in their own spot in my library.👍 (edited) 3w
Lizpixie @Clwojick I‘m so happy with my journal! They brought the Bullet Journal special edition in black & this blush pink this year. Not much of a choice, I would‘ve preferred a yellow but🤷🏻‍♀️Where I bought it had the option of whatever you wanted on it in foil(gold,rose or silver)or colour. I think the rose on the blush pink turned out nice. I was gonna go with Lizpixie!🤓 3w
Clwojick You should have!!!! 💖 3w
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Lizpixie
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Bk2 of #JumpStart2023 is done! And yes, it was an all nighter which is why I‘m only now posting after passing out! A reread, it was just as fabulous as the 1st time around. It‘s a 60s SFF that‘s definitely stood the test of time & is on my list of #TopTenSFFOfAllTime I loved the new movie but the book is SOOO much better. #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2023 #ChunksterChallenge2023 #FourFoursIn23 #TreasonSeason #NoShameReadathon23 #Pantone2023

TheSpineView Fantastic! 4w
Clwojick Way to go! ⭐️ 4w
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TheAromaofBooks I have owned this one a couple of years and really want to get to it this year!! 4w
Andrew65 Brilliant! A true classic. 4w
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks definitely read it, it‘s totally worth the time. @Andrew65 it really is👍 4w
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Lizpixie
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge Today is apparently Women Rock day & so the prompt was post the women in any field you think rock. In authors, it had to be Karin Slaughter. Brilliant writer & lovely person. And then my bold women rockers. Janis Joplin of course, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, Pink, Lady Gaga & the incorrigible and totally irreplaceable Miss Chrissie Amphlett. All women who are completely & unashamedly their badass selves.🤘

Andrew65 Great choices. 4w
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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I‘m about 2/3rds of the way through this chunkster on the 3rd day of #JumpStart2023 Hope to maybe finish it by the morning, I think an all nighter is in the works! I‘m astounded once again, how a SFF book written in 1965 can sound so current & meaningful. It‘s basically a book about climate change with a Messiah story woven through. Brilliant🌵🪱🏜️

Clwojick A chunkster already! 🫣 You‘re brave! 4w
operagirl Kudos! It took me many attempts to finish this. I also recommend the sequel Dune Messiah (edited) 4w
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Oh Sharni! You are simply the nicest person I‘ve yet to meet. Thank you so much for the replacement package for the #AussieSecretSanta swap. I‘ve been dying to get my hands on a hard copy of Surrender & the #ozfoction book looks very intriguing. The bookmark is gorgeous & I can‘t wait to dig in to that chocolate(unfortunately it‘s still breakfast time here). I‘ll let you know the minute my original package shows up(if it does🤷🏻‍♀️)

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘ve still got my fingers crossed that Australia Post comes good on all your missing parcels! Let me know how the chocolate is (hopefully it survived the heat) I‘m so intrigued by that brand and their mission. Enjoy your books 😊 4w
Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag the chocolate is amazing! It‘s very rich, kinda halfway between milk & dark & the pretzel chunks work well👍👍 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, that does sound good - I might treat myself to a block next time I‘m in the fruit shop 😋 4w
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Currently rereading Dune as my 2nd #JumpStart2023 book, and it‘s just occurred to me that maybe Robert Jordan in his Wheel Of Time series patterned the Aiel on the Fremen. Both desert people, both with a reverence for water & both a brilliant fighting people. And both looking for their Messiah. Food for thought🤔

Clwojick ❤️❤️ 4w
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Lizpixie
The Stupidest Angel | Christopher Moore
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge Todays prompt was post something that made you laugh. This audiobook had me giggling to myself in a corner like a madwoman. It‘s a ridiculous story, about a child that gets an angels Xmas wish & ends up creating zombies. But it‘s the whole thing that shines, the place, the characters. I HIGHLY recommend the audiobook, read by a newscaster, the juxtaposition between his voice & the ridiculousness going on is just👌

Andrew65 Sounds a must read. 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4w
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Spin with Me | Ami Polonsky
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I completely forgot I haven‘t posted my #Bookspin #Doublespin & #BookspinBingo list for January yet! So here it is, with one book already read🤷🏻‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Congratulations & Happy Birthday @wanderinglynn A brilliant achievement lovely! I‘d love to receive the tagged book, I‘ve heard great things about it👍

#300kBirthdayGiveaway

wanderinglynn Thank you! 😘 And thanks for entering! 1mo
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Bk1 of #JumpStart2023 is done! This is officially the 1st book in the Witcher,though it‘s more an anthology of short stories about Geralt the 1st seasons of the tv series have been based on. While it doesn‘t have the same charisma as Henry Cavills Geralt(the man says more with a hmm than Shakespeare could!)it‘s still a great intro to that world. #BookspinBingo #Bookspin #FourFoursIn23 #ArmourCharmer #NoShameReadathonChallenge2023 #SeriesLove2023

Clwojick Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Great start!! 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Lauredhel Off and racing! Great one for #armourcharmer 1mo
Lizpixie It‘s also my #Bookspin book for January! Woohoo🙌 1mo
Nessavamusic Great start! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Nice!! 1mo
operagirl I prefer the books over the TV show, Sapkowski‘s prose reminds me a lot of fairy tales I read as a child. 4w
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Lizpixie
Jump Start! | David Herzog
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For my #JumpStart2023 I‘m not writing out a list, I‘m absolutely awful at keeping to lists🙄,so I‘m just hoping to clear a few books off my huge #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom Not only do I have the large double stacked bookcase in the spare room, there‘s stacks all over the place as well. The only ones that are definitely on my list are Babel & The Last Wish(which I‘ll be starting the year with)Good luck to all our participants, let‘s make 2023 awesome!

Clwojick 😍😍😍😍😍 1mo
Andrew65 Happy New Year Liz, have a great readathon and an even better year. 1mo
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Lizpixie
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Happy new year from Sydney! My new year resolution is to get back to my reading best🤞🤞🤞and hopefully get my garden back up & running! What‘s yours? #HappyNewYear

Sharpeipup Happy new Year! I want to slow down and savor this year. 1mo
Soubhiville Happy New Year! 1mo
Andrew65 Happy New Year Liz. Need to think about my resolutions, but love yours. 1mo
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LaraReads Happy New Year! 🎆🎇 Love your resolutions! Mine are very similar. 📖🪴 1mo
thewallflower0707 Happy new year 🎆! 1mo
FromMyLectory Happy new year 💕🥳 1mo
Cupcake12 Happy new year! 🎉 1mo
mrp27 🥳🍾🥳🍾 1mo
Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
LeahBergen Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 1mo
CarolynM Happy New Year, Liz🥳 1mo
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Lizpixie
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Yay! Finally received one of my #JolabokaflodSwap packages today. Thank you so much Krysta, I‘ve been dying to read this book, plus it‘s a B&N exclusive hardcover edition🙌The chocolate also smells amazing. I‘m so sorry postage was that much, I thought AusPost gouged prices!😱

Follow.my.read This book was a solid 5 ⭐️ I loved it!!! 1mo
ozma.of.oz I‘m so glad it got there! 😂 I hope you enjoy it! The chocolate is made locally. ❤️ 1mo
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Christmas Wombat | Jackie French
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A very Merry Xmas from Australia to all you wonderful Littens. I hope your holidays are full of love, food & dysfunctional family members like mine. And if you‘re feeling alone, I hope our Litsy community makes you feel less so. Much love & best wishes ♥️💚♥️💚♥️💚

Andrew65 Sending love and best wishes around the world. Merry Christmas @LixPixie 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 1mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas to you! 🎄 1mo
Cinfhen You‘re a gem❣️❣️❣️Merry Christmas #MySistaFromAnotherMista xxx 1mo
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Cupcake12 Merry Christmas to you 🎄📚 1mo
robinb Merry Christmas! 💚 1mo
squirrelbrain Merry Christmas Liz! 1mo
Cathythoughts Happy Christmas ♥️🎄 1mo
LeahBergen Merry Christmas! 😘😘 1mo
Daisey Merry Christmas! 1mo
TheSpineView Merry Christmas!🥰🎄 1mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas dear Liz💕😘 1mo
MaureenMc Merry Christmas! 🎄 1mo
Eggs Merry Christmas! 1mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 @Ruthiella @Cinfhen @Cupcake12 @robinb @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @Daisey @TheSpineView @CarolynM @MaureenMc @Eggs Thank you all so much! My Xmas was full of love & laughter, I hope yours was too.♥️💚♥️💚 1mo
TheSpineView @Lizpixie 🥰😘😍 1mo
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Murder in Williamstown | Kerry Greenwood
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Bk7 of #WinterReadathon & my final book of my #GoodreadsChallenge (110 books in a year that‘s been pretty awful reading wise)is done! The latest Miss Phryne book, it‘s not my favourite but was still an enjoyable read.With multiple storyline‘s involving an opium smuggling gang, fraud at the Blind Institute & anonymous letters, it was certainly a busy novel. But Phryne was her fabulous self & really, that‘s all I need. #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022

erzascarletbookgasm A fabulous cover too! Merry Christmas 🎄 Liz! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Congrats on hitting your target! I‘m two away from mine… feeling optimistic! 1mo
MrsMalaprop I was born in Williamstown, assuming it‘s the one in Melbourne! 😁 1mo
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Lizpixie @erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas to you too Jessie😘❤️💚❤️💚 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I didn‘t think I‘d hit mine at all this year, it‘s not been a great book year for me, I‘m wishing you over your finish line too👍🤞👍 @MrsMalaprop yep, it‘s the Melbourne one. All Phrynes books are set there, except for the one in Sydney. You should read them, they‘re a brilliant quick read. Especially if you grew up there🙌 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant and Merry Christmas 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
DieAReader 🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻 1mo
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Bk6 of #WinterReadathon is done! Pandora‘s Star, while a great read, was a bit much for my brain today(yay Xmas🙄)so I switched to a much lighter, and much more raunchy, SciFi instead. And found myself enjoying it too. It‘s kinda like Fifty Shades but without the handcuffs, & if Mr Grey was a 7ft tall blue alien with horns & a tail. A dozen women are kidnapped by mean aliens & crashland on an ice planet. Sexy times ensue. #BookspinBingo

Andrew65 Love the description 😂 Well done 🎄🎄🎄👩‍🚀🚀👽 (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Rissreads This cracked me up! 🤣 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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Santa on a Surfboard | Laura Sharp
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge today is either #WinterSolstice theme or #SummerInTheSouthernHemisphere This is a collage of an image from the last 11 Xmas/new years Sydney summers. I know all you Littens out there shivering through the festive period are envious, but we‘re down here wishing for a white Xmas! Honestly✋

Cinfhen 😍😘 1mo
Andrew65 I‘d give up a White Christmas, although they are as rare as hen‘s teeth in England, for some warmth, sun and beach time at this time of year. (edited) 1mo
DieAReader ♥️🌞🏖️🎄 1mo
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Pandora's Star | Peter F Hamilton
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Decided to take a break from The Expanse but keeping it in the same genre for Bk6 of #WinterReadathon Got this in last years #JolabokaflodSwap & wanted to (hopefully) finish it before this years (holding out hope both my packages come before Xmas Eve🤞🤞). It‘s a large book at over 1,000pgs but we can dream right?

DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Andrew65 That‘s a big book! Good luck 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge Todays prompt was #ChristmasDecorations and I was gonna go with some tree baubles, but my fave Xmas decorations were the blowups & lights on my house in 2018. We had moving carousels, seesaws, presents that opened up with pop up polar bears, Santa in a dunny, a bikie Santa, a pig in a Santa hat, a TRex, a hot air balloon on the carport, waving Santa on the roof & an exploding star above the verandah. Among others!

Lizpixie And this is only half of my yard🎄 1mo
Andrew65 Wow, that‘s impressive 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
TheBookHippie Oh I love it!!! 1mo
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peanutnine Very cool!! 1mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 @TheBookHippie @peanutnine @DieAReader thank you! I used to sit out there every night & hand out lollies to the kids that came to see it. Loved every minute🤶🏻 1mo
EadieB Where would you store that stuff during the year? 1mo
Lizpixie @EadieB it‘s mostly inflatable so it folds down pretty small so we‘d store them in large tubs in a backyard shed. 1mo
EadieB @Lizpixie oh nice! I thought it would need more space. 1mo
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The Golden Age of Murder | Martin Edwards
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@Mitch is starting the #GoldenAgeCrimeClub in 2023. Starting in January, there‘ll be a book each month from one of the best golden age crime writers published, including Dame Agatha, Miss Sayers & many more. Original post is on his page, if interested let her know there. And let other Littens know if you think they‘d be interested too & repost away!

Blueroseis How do you actually join please? Do you just search each month for comments. I wasn't certain on how to share the post either. 1mo
Lizpixie @Blueroseis if you click on her name @Mitch it will take you to her Litsy page then scroll down till you see the original post and comment that you‘re interested. That‘s it! And to share it just take a screenshot of the picture above then make your own post using the hashtag and tag her. You‘ll get the hang of it👍 1mo
kspenmoll I am excited to join in! Please add me! @Mitch (edited) 1mo
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge I‘m not much for hard lollies(we don‘t call it candy in Aus)but I‘ve always had a thing for Fruit Tingles. They‘re kinda in between a hard & soft lolly, they dissolve on your tongue with a tingly feeling(hence the name).

Andrew65 Sound interesting 🍬🍬🍬 1mo
DieAReader 🍭🍭🍭 1mo
Dragon Sad that we don‘t have them in Canada , they sound yummy 🍭 💚🐉 1mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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Bk5 of #WinterReadathon is done! The 4th in The Expanse series, Holden & the crew of the Rocinante have been hired by the UN & the OPA to mediate between a group of Belters who‘ve run the Ring & are living on one of the new systems, and the scientific company that‘s been given the charter for it. Complication is there‘s alien ruins on the planet that start to wake up. Not the best so far but still a good read. #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022

TheSpineView Great job!📖📚 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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Abaddon's Gate | James S.A. Corey
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Bk4 of #WinterReadathon is done! I actually finished it Thursday and am already 12 chapters into Cibola Burn on audio. Really need to buy the rest of the series in physical form. Another brilliant instalment in The Expanse series, this one was about Holden & the Rocinante at the Ring with Melba in pursuit. IYKYK. Highly recommend this space opera, the characters are brilliant & the story is gripping👍 #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
Andrew65 Fantastic 🎄🎅🏼🎄 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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Jump Start! | David Herzog
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Let‘s start off 2023 right with flying through some books that have been sitting on our TBR way too long! Join @Clwojick & me in a friendly, stress free readathon to start the year, make your own goals, choose what targets you want to hit & clear some room for those new releases(like, I know you‘re buying anyway but it‘s a great excuse!) Let‘s have some fun.🥳

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LeeRHarry I aim to finish the first Wheel of Time book by the end of Jan - might have to be my one and only goal as it‘s a chunkster 😏 1mo
Lizpixie @LeeRHarry ooh exciting! Is it your first time reading it? If so, welcome to the #IReadTheWheelOfTimeClub🛞 1mo
LeeRHarry @Lizpixie yes it is so thankyou! 😄 1mo
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LeahBergen I have soooo many. It‘s pathetic, really. 🤣 1mo
zezeki Will be joining, I do have some big reading plans for this year! 😅 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I love starting my year with this challenge!! 1mo
Andrew65 Looking forward to joining this and starting the new year with a bang. (edited) 1mo
RebelReader I‘m in as #WinterReadathon will be winding down. 1mo
Cinfhen I don‘t do well with readathons but cheering you all on🙌🏻 1mo
Dragon Thanks 🙏 for the tag - looking forward to this readathon - my first New Year‘s Resolution 📚 1mo
DieAReader Count me in! 1mo
mrp27 I‘m in! 1mo
Clwojick Yay!! ❤️ 1mo
Jhullie Brilliant 1mo
Lynnsoprano I‘m definitely joining in! 1mo
Chrys I‘ve been off Litsy for a while/in a very long slump. One of my goals this year is to make time for reading, this looks like a good way to start off strong 1mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Finally got most of my #JolabokaflodSwap & #AussieSecretSanta packages in the mail yesterday. Didn‘t get a photo coz my daughter took them to the Post Office & forgot to get a pic! Two of my giftees will be getting another package hopefully by next week(buying online is a crapshoot)but their books will be there at least. And my overseas recipient will be also getting two gifts, one directly from the bookstore as I don‘t trust auspost mail times!

Lizpixie @CarolynM you have a #Jolabokaflodswap package waiting at the P.O(and another on the way!) 1mo
CarolynM @Lizpixie Thank you😘 I‘m hoping to get there this afternoon (when I‘ve finished making rum balls😋) 1mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM I see you collected it, ironically the other part of your package is now awaiting collection! Sorry🤷🏻‍♀️Hope you like it🎄❤️💚 1mo
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge Todays challenge was Xmas lights so I thought I‘d be a bit nostalgic and show you what my house looked like for Xmas 2018. This is just a few spots of my yard, it had sooo much more going on! I‘ve always loved the lights, being able to walk out my front door & be among them was fantastic. Unfortunately haven‘t put them up since then, but I live in hope. My favourite display was the top picture with the cactus & dog!

Andrew65 These are fantastic 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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Bk3 of #WinterReadathon is done! The 2nd book in The Expanse series & Avasarala is introduced,which is brilliant. I love that the tv series has her from the get go as she‘s one of the best characters of the lot, the grumpy potty mouthed grandma we all need! This book is about Ganymede, the battle, the protomolecule & the search for Prax‘s daughter. Can‘t wait to start the next, if you haven‘t read this yet, why not? #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022

Andrew65 Well done, hope you are well. 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
TheSpineView Excellent 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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I‘m hoping to move straight into the 2nd book in The Expanse as Bk3 of #WinterReadathon, I‘m looking forward to it as it‘s where Avasarala is introduced, and she‘s my favourite protagonist of the lot! Foul mouthed, bad tempered & a consummate politician, she kicks arse &(maybe)asks questions later. Gotta love a ballsy women.💪

Andrew65 Love your posts of these and inspire me. 🚀🛸🚀 2mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Andrew65 How are you? 2mo
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Bk2 of #WinterReadathon is done! I enjoyed this more the 2nd time around as I read a physical copy instead of an audiobook so didn‘t miss anything due to inattentiveness. It‘s not highbrow SciFi but space opera done right & is easily read by non SFF readers. If you watched The Expanse, you need to read the books, there‘s a lot that hasn‘t carried over & they‘re the better for it. Highly recommend #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Roary47 That is a gorgeous edition! 😍 2mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 🚀🚀🚀 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome 📚📚📚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge This menace gives me equal parts frustration & exasperation, but mostly an overwhelming joy. I love him to bits. #grandkidsarejoy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! 💜 2mo
Andrew65 Great pictures 🥰 2mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 🥰 2mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Halfway through Bk2 of #WinterReadathon & am very much enjoying it. It‘s a reread but the 1st time was by audiobook & there‘s a lot I missed due to inattention so it‘s almost like reading it for the first time. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good story, regardless of whether you‘re a SciFi reader👍

Andrew65 Need to put this series on my list for next year. 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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Santasaurus | Niamh Sharkey
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge A few years back we were going all out decorating our house for Xmas for the grandkids. These days we‘re too tired honestly, but we had an inflatable Santa that was almost as tall as my house. Cost a bloody fortune too. I‘m working on my husband to set them up next year for Jaxon🤞🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻

Andrew65 What lovely pictures and memories 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 2mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 I really miss it. I‘ve always been a sucker for Xmas lights, used to take the kids out to see them every year when they were little, did a whole 30km radius tour of houses!🎄 2mo
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Can‘t beat seeing Christmas lights. 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
DieAReader 🎄🎅🏻♥️ 2mo
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Finally got our tree up today as well with help from @Ciara_Rosey Not a real tree this year unfortunately, with all our wet weather lately, Pine trees have suffered so supply is limited and EXPENSIVE! So it‘s an artificial tree but I‘m missing the scent of pine sap badly. Thinking of buying a pine candle or plug in instead🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

Avanders 🤩🤩 2mo
julieclair So pretty! Pine/balsam candles work great for me. I have an artificial tree too. 🎄 2mo
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“The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao was finally ready to be shot.”

My next book has one of the best first lines I‘ve read. It‘s a reread as I‘ve started watching The Expanse again on Prime & need a refresh of what‘s happened so far. And I‘m in the mood for some epic space opera!🚀🪐 #WinterReadathon

Andrew65 What an opening sentence !!! 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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