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Mollyanna

Mollyanna

Joined July 2017

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am in for #MarvellousMay hosted by @Andrew65

My goals for the Readathon are:

🔹 Read 625 pages
🔹 Finish Under the Whispering Door
🔹 Finish an ebook (I‘ve got about 5 started…)

Andrew65 Good luck 😍 4d
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thank you ☺️ 4d
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My #bookspin/#bookspinbingo list for May!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I am in for this weekend‘s #20in4. With #deweys also this weekend, I should be able to get 20 hours. Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊 3w
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 3w
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I am in for #AwesomeApril hosted by @Andrew65

My goals are:

🔹Read 625 pages
🔹Finish my print book
🔹Finish my ebook
🔹Get 100 pages into my next print book

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Here is my #bookspin list for April

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Outfox | Sandra Brown
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Mehso-so

This is my second finish for #20in4. Outfox is the story of a serial killer and the man who is hunting him… Sounds exciting, right? We‘ll, it wasn‘t so much. There were parts that were intriguing, but overall it was just meh. Even the twists weren‘t that great. Sandra Brown may just not be for me.

The narrator did a decent job though.

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Murder With Puffins | Donna Andrews
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First finish for #20in4. This is the second in the Meg Langslow series. Donna Andrews writes very quirky characters and there is always humor in her novels. This was a short cozy mystery that let us get to know the Langslow clan a bit better.

Librarybelle I have a couple of these books and keep meaning to pick them up! 2mo
Mollyanna @librarybelle They can be a little outrageous at times, but usually make me smile if not laugh out loud. 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The fabulous @Andrew65 is again hosting #20in4 for March. Thank you so much for hosting Andrew. My goals are:

🔹Read for 10 hours
🔹 Finish 2 print books
🔹 Finish my audiobook

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So I managed two out three goals. Didn‘t start my #bookspin book, but I got a couple books cleared off my currently reading list and made progress in two others.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 2mo
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The fourth in the series. This book finds Jacobia and Ellie trying to track down a lost Stradivarius. A supposed relative comes to stay to write a dissertation, but things aren‘t connecting…. And so ensues the mystery. This one was decent, not the best of the series (thanks to a bit of teenage angst…). I‘ll continue with the aeries. The narrator of the audiobooks does a fabulous job!

My second finish for #marvellousmarch

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2mo
Mollyanna Thank you 😊 2mo
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My first finish for #marvellousmarch. The second Phryne Fisher book. It was fun and quick, although it did touch on some very serious topics. I adore Phryne and her spunk and look forward to more in the series.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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#marvelousmarch starts tomorrow. Here are my goals:

📖 Read 500 pages
📖 Finish two (or three) from my currently reading list
📖 Start either my #bookspin or #doublespin book

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2mo
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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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#Two4Tuesday on Wednesday…

1. Yes, I usually have one or two that I slowly read throughout the year.
2. Tagged. I‘ve read several Dickens, but have never gotten to this one.

Thanks for the tag @Eggs

TheSpineView I have not read David Copperfield either. Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Red Bones: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves
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Here are my #bookspin and #doublespin. So excited. I love the 2nd of each month!!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Here is my March #bookspin list

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The final book in George Dillman/Genevieve Masefield series. Set in the 1920s, our main pair are married private detectives on the White Star Line. In this installment there are thefts, a murder, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle aboard and a medium who conducts séances. As always , it was well written and very enjoyable. I will miss spending time with George and Genevieve.

My first finish for #20in4 and #Sharreadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛📚💛 3mo
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@sharread I did not know you nor did we correspond, but a fellow animal lover and reader is surely a kindred soul. May you Rest In Peace in God‘s Grace.

#RememberSharon

Texreader 💙🌸 3mo
Wife ❤️ 3mo
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Here is my #weekendreading Just some books I‘m hoping to get through for #20in4 and #sharreadathon

Andrew65 A great weekend ahead. 3mo
Mollyanna @andrew65 I hope so…. Happy Reading ☺️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@Andrew65 is hosting the #20in4 readathon, with a bonus day this month. Join us in this readathon (who can resist this great graphic).

My goals are:

📖 Read for 20 hours
📖 Finish my print book (Murder on the Celtic)
📖 Make progress in my print book for #sharreadathon (Spider‘s Web)
📖 Finish my audiobook (The Lightkeeper‘s Daughter)

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 3mo
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Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton
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This was my first Edith Wharton book. What a writer! Even though this book had a sad, morose tone to it, I looked forward to picking it up because of the lyrical writing. There was a touch of suspense and Wharton did a wonderful job portraying the angst of the situation. I look forward to reading more of Wharton‘s works.

This was my #doublespin for February (I actually got one read in the appropriate month 😳)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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My wrap-up for #fabulousfebruary Not the greatest as the Winter Olympics were quite the distraction.

Now moving right into #sharreadathon I didn‘t know Sharon, but the outpouring of love for her and her family is what makes Litsy so wonderful. To honor another reader and those who cared about her, I am privileged to participate. In Sharon‘s honor, I‘ll read Spider‘s Web off her TBR.

Professional_Book_Dragon 💜💜💜 3mo
Andrew65 Life does have the habit of getting n the way. 3mo
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Very similar to last weekend‘s #weekendreading

I am hoping 🤞🏻 that I can finish at least two of these this weekend.

Andrew65 Hope you had a good weekend of reading. 3mo
Mollyanna I did! Thank you! Hope yours was enjoyable as well. 3mo
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1. No Valentines pictures, but this is my baby at Christmas with one of her favorite toys…
2. Current read is Murder on the Celtic and so far a pick. It‘s the last in the series, and I‘m savoring as I will miss George and Genevieve 🥲
3. For my fur baby. She‘s a wonderful cuddler.

Thanks for the tag @Eggs #WondrousWednesday on Tardy Thursday 😉

Eggs What a sweet baby🐶❤️ 3mo
Mollyanna @Eggs Thank you! She really is such a sweetie, but I‘m a little biased ☺️ 3mo
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My #weekendreading will be a bit limited because of a busy weekend. Symphony tonight and Super Bowl tomorrow, but I‘m going to try and make progress on these three.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#FabulousFebruary hosted by the awesome @Andrew65 starts today!!!! Here are my goals:

📖 Read 600 pages
📖 Finish my print book (Murder on the Celtic)
📖 Get halfway through my next print book (A Three Book Problem)
📖 Finish one (or both) current audios (Outfox or The Storyteller)

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 3mo
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The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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A short but powerful tale. I was surprised by how I was drawn into the lives of Samsa family.

Thanks to @SerialReader for taking me through this tale in perfect sized pieces. It allowed me to digest what was happening before moving on to the next bit of the tale.

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My #weekendreading. I hope to finish Portrait in Death and make decent progress in the other two.

Andrew65 A good reading weekend ahead. 3mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks! I hope you have great weekend of reading. 😊 3mo
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Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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I know most read this when they were children, but I missed it somehow. What a wonderful retelling of Cinderella. I enjoyed Ella, her persistence and strength.

At first the narrator was shocking (not used to a childlike voice) but as I got used to it, and it seemed very fitting.

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Thanks for the tag @Eggs

1. So many!
2. Not yet. I have a hold that just came in, so soon.
3. Murder on the Celtic, The Storyteller (audio)

Eggs Great reads! Thanks for joining in 📚📚 3mo
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My #bookspin list for February!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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My second finish for #20in4. This is the fourth book in the Queen Betsy or Undead series. These are quick, light, funny tales. I felt this one wasn‘t quite up to the others in the series, but still fun.

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My first finish for #20in4.

Another great addition to the Cotton Malone series. This was has Cotton determined to find out what happened to his father. It was a tough ride for Cotton physically and emotionally.

I have to say that I thoroughly missed Cassiopeia and Henrik though.

JamieArc I got a Kindle when they first came out and I happened to be studying abroad in France and this was the free book that came with it (why the 4th and not the 1st in the series I don‘t know). I remember not having high expectations for it, but really liked it. I should read the others. 4mo
Mollyanna @JamieArc That is weird that they gave the fourth book as the freebie. I love the Cotton Malone series they are fast exciting reads. Cotton goes all around the world, so I feel like I‘m traveling with him. I definitely recommend the series. 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m in for #20in4. Simple goals again for this readathon: read two books.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4mo
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What a special person Betty White was… I loved this short little book, narrated by Betty herself. It‘s about life, Hollywood, writing and of course, animals. Betty, you are sorely missed.

My third finish for #joyousjanuary

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 4mo
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My #weekendreading

What are you reading?

Andrew65 Love Cotton Malone 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Me too! He‘s my book boyfriend 🥰 4mo
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Death on Tap | Ellie Alexander
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A cute beginning to a new cozy series. Sloan Krause is a brewer in Washington state and finds her husband canoodling with a barmaid at their German themed pub. Later another brewer is going floating in the tank at Sloan‘s new place of employment and all signs point to her cheating husband. I loved the talk of different types of craft beers and the Krause family. I‘ll definitely read the next in the series.

Mollyanna This is my second finish for #joyousjanuary hosted by @Andrew65 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 4mo
kspenmoll I‘ve read the first two in the series & really enjoyed them. 4mo
Mollyanna @kspenmoll the first was a lot of fun, good to know that the second is enjoyable as well. 4mo
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB

1. I use my phone in a pinch but not normally, except for audiobooks.
2. I mainly use my iPad for ebooks.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💜📚 4mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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My first finish of #joyousjanuary. A powerful tale of overcoming abuse. A love how honest Cummings was in telling his story.

CBee I loved this one - I adore him!! 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
Mollyanna @CBee I liked Alan before reading this, but now I absolutely adore him too. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thank you 😊 4mo
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I am in #joyousjanuary, hosted by @Andrew65

I am making my goals super simple this month (I‘m still trying to get my reading “organized”. So my goal is to finish 3 books.

Andrew65 Good luck. 😊👍 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thank you! 😊 4mo
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This was a cute holiday read. It addressed some heavy topics (grief, divorce, etc), but did it in a complimentary way to the romance plot.

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#WondrousWednesday on Saturday because it‘s been one of those weeks…. Thanks for the tag @Avanders I hope you are doing well.

1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2. To get one year closer to retirement (only 3 to go…)
3. Temps in the 20s. It‘s been bitterly cold and 23 F feels balmy.

Avanders Ooh great book, too! ❄️💙 And yay for only 3 years left to retirement! 🤯🥳 4mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in ❤️🤍💙 4mo
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Rhett Butler's People | Donald McCaig
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First finish of the year…

I need to stop reading prequels, sequels or any other quels for GWTW. They just don‘t measure up…

I am giving this a so-so instead of a pan for the allusions to the original work, but it is a slim so-so. At least it‘s off my TBR now and hopefully the used book store will give me a $1.00 for it.

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Thanks for the tag @Eggs

I am hoping to make some progress on both of these this weekend. #weekendreading

Andrew65 Good reading ahead. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 so far so good. I am enjoying both titles. 4mo
Eggs Love the Klune cover💗 4mo
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Saga Vol. 5 | Brian K. Vaughan
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My August pick for #12Booksof2021. Part of the graphic novel series that taught GNs are not comics.

Andrew65 I need to read these. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 I was skeptical, but I am enjoying them. 4mo
CuriousG Saga is amazing!! 4mo
Mollyanna @CuriousG It is! I‘m slowly making my way through it… savoring the story and the art. 4mo
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My January #bookspin list

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My final book for 2021 which also got me to my GR goal. This is the third Arcane Society novel. These are quick reads with lots of action. A nice finish to the year.

My first finish for #20in4

Andrew65 Congratulations 🥳🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thank you! 4mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! I love Jayne Ann Krentz! 4mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle Thank you! She‘s a great author. I also love her Amanda Quick novels. 4mo
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My July pick for #12Booksof2021. One can just never go wrong with the wit of Oscar Wilde. This was a delight.

Andrew65 Great choice. 5mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks. It was a fun read. 😉 5mo
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My June pick for #12Booksof2021. The first in a new series set during WWII. Can‘t wait for the next in the series.

Andrew65 This looks very good. 5mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 I really enjoyed it. A bit of a different heroine. 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@Andrew65 is hosting the final #20in4 for 2021. There is also a #20in4treasurehunt for those interested. Check Andrew‘s posts for more details.

I‘m going to make my goals fairly simple:

🔹 20 hours
🔹 Finish one more book to reach GR goal for 2021
🔹 Get my currently reading list down to a manageable number (borrowing from @julesG Hope you don‘t mind?!?)

julesG I don't mind at all. Best of luck! 5mo
Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us 😊👍 5mo
Mollyanna @julesG and @Andrew65 Thank you! I hope you have wonderful readathons! 📚🎁📚 5mo
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Death Du Jour: A Novel | Kathy Reichs
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My May pick for #12Booksof2021. After reading this installation in the Temperance Brennan series, I immediately started the next. Reichs is such a talented storyteller.

Andrew65 A great series,even if Tempe can frustrate you at times with some of her actions. (edited) 5mo
Mollyanna @andrew65 Agreed. I‘ve been listening to these in the car, and I‘m sure other drivers are wondering who I‘m yelling at sometimes 😳 5mo
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