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NikkiM5

NikkiM5

Joined June 2020

📚 and 🍷. Lover of King. “They better not start anything. They just better not.” Carrie White
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Jan #bookspin #bookspinbingo #doublespin included my known Popsugar 2022 challenges 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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December: I got one #bookspinbingo finished my #bookspin and #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 2w
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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Another wonderful Morrison read. So many amazing and deep scenes, but this one gave me all the feels 👆🏾🙌🏾

Cathythoughts ❤️ 3w
CuriousG I think this is my favourite Morrison novel. 3w
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Devolution | Max Brooks
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My greatest achievement was recognizing my own potential. Greatest challenge was/is not making excuses for people and accepting them as they are.

I read some awesome books, but I have to pick Devolution.

In 2022, I want to deepen the awesome, new friendships I have made in 2021 and to grow my circle even more.

#wondrouswednesday

Reggie ❤️ Devolution❤️ Also, big yes to the second sentence in your first answer. I wish my family would learn from that. Not only for my benefit but for the family as a whole. Toooo deeeep lol. 3w
Eggs #1 - that is significant! May 2022 be the best year yet! 3w
NikkiM5 @Reggie totally agree, acceptance is learning and healing ❤️Like the song says, truth hurts lol 3w
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I‘ve heard mixed reviews on this one, but i quite enjoyed it. Now to watch the show. I love nothing more than judging shows/movies to their books. 😂

vivastory I love the book. I thought the show was uneven in parts but overall I really enjoyed it 1mo
violettemeier The show and book were totally different. 1mo
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BINGO!! First time in forever. #bookspin and #doublespin done. The tagged was great, I wish every King short story was turned into a movie lol.

I had a DNF. I could not get into Cipher; I stopped about 80 pages short of finishing but I did skip to the end 😬 such an interesting story but I kept wanting it to end.

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 1mo
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Excellent book on how the mind works. If you enjoy self-help books on behavior and decision-making. Or if you‘re curious why others (and myself 😅) act ridiculous at times, I highly suggest the tagged. The Chimp Paradox is a lesson on why we act/react in certain ways, and why we don‘t have to.

“Managing your impulsive, emotional Chimp as an adult will be one of the biggest factors determining how successful you are in life.”

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Nice, easy read about a time travel enabled coffee chair. I gave it a so-so but I intend to read the next book in the series. No characters to fall deep into care with, but I did like that it was a short and got to the point quickly.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Miller is magical. This book gives it all, action, life lessons, Gods and Goddesses, and the sweetest love story ❤️. If you love Greek Mythology her books are a must. Can‘t wait to read Galatea!

“Name one hero who was happy.”

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ❤️❤️ Love this book. 1mo
nichollinlove I adored this and Circe so much I bought them both signed ❤ The audiobooks for both are absolutely amazing. 1mo
AFrostCauseReads Yay!!! I‘m so glad you liked it!!! Did you cry though? I was balling my eyes out, no shame 😭 1mo
NikkiM5 @AFrostCauseReads I hear ya 💔 1mo
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This was so much fun. I had a Bowie playlist going while I read it, which I did in one night. 👽The comic gives a quick synapses of his career and the artwork was amazing. I wish more stars had their stories in comic book form.

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December‘s #bookspinbingo #doublespin. I have to do better than November, I wasn‘t even close 😅 @TheAromaofBooks thank you 🥰

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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#NewYearWhoDis

Thank you @Readergrrl this list is magnificent!! So after researching your list, instead of completing school work 😂, I have chose the tagged.

And I have to add, Addie and Circe were not only two of my favorite reads, they are also new favorite main characters.

monalyisha Sing, Unburied, Sing is one of my favorite books! I loved it so much. I also added the tagged to my TBR. 2mo
Reggie Sing Unburied Sing- Jojo, Kayla, and Pops ❤️😭 2mo
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I didn‘t realize I was only 1 book away from a bingo last month. Oh well, I am back on track for November 🤞🏾 #bookspin #bookspinbingo #doublespin Reading season is here, so I‘m expecting a bingo or two.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
AFrostCauseReads Does that say Bowie? Is that the graphic novel we saw at the library, or are you holding out on me? 3mo
NikkiM5 @AFrostCauseReads lol yes it is 3mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I lost my post 😂 so here is the short and sweet: not a great week for #screamathlon2021 but I saw my kids ❤️ @StayCurious #teamhendrix

Week 2: 250
Total Points: 700

The King delivered (as usual) ready to watch the series.

StayCurious Sounds like a great week to me! Great job 3mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Picked up a package from the lease office, expecting my Halloween swap, and it‘s my #sliceofsummer swap. 😜

I thought it was stolen but I guess it was bouncing around in the Amazon Shipping Ether. Thank you @BarkingMadRun lol it was like Christmas in October when I read the label.

BarkingMadRun Wow! Better late than never? 3mo
NikkiM5 @BarkingMadRun agreed lol 3mo
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The Summer People | Shirley Jackson
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Um this short story jacked me up. Less is more as they say 😳

Points Week 1: 450
Total points: 450

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow great job! 3mo
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New library visit, with a splurge on coffee beans. Also, surprised to be able to grab the tagged. I thought I‘d have to wait months 😃

Reggie Ohhhh, Circe is one of my new all time favorites from the last couple of years. Hope you like it! 3mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie I am very excited for it 3mo
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Not the prettiest photo 😬 but my #HHS was sent this morning 👻

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
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It‘s been a heck of a week but I am excited for October. Here is my Oct #bookspinbingo #doublespin

#scarathlontbr yay early bird points

#teamhendrix I‘ve picked Warm Bodies for my #buddyread

I hopefully signed up it in time for #screamathon2021
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StayCurious Excellent! +50 early bird points 4mo
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I WILL finish this book during my trip to Texas. It‘s a beast but it‘s so funny and worth it.

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Pumpkins
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Bonfires
October
#thoughtfulthursday

This was actually very easy 🍁 ❤️ I am so ready for this season. Summer is my favorite season, but fall is calling me this year.

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Here is my This or That 👻
Trick (harder to pick than I would‘ve thought 😝)
Vampires
Jack o‘ Lantern
Scary Movie
Caramel Apple
Dracula
Costume Party
Gummies
Zombie
Hot Chocolate
Black Cats
#hhs

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
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The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake | Neil Gaiman, Mikal Gilmore, Michael Zulli
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A Saturday night with nothing to do but read by the pool ☮️ It feels perfect outside in Alabama tonight, so I hate complain, but when the heck do mosquitos die? 🙄

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Here is my #spookyaesthetic collage #hhs

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
Reggie Were you Michonne? Also, love Waxworks, love the second one a little more, love love love WWZ. And my favorite seasons are Roanoke, Cult, and Asylum. Great collage! 4mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie thank you and yes I was Michonne!!! I was in Japan and thought no one would get who I was. I was so wrong, it was a hit 👍🏾 my fav AHS are all of them 😂 (except Freak Show, that was my least favorite) have you watched the American Horror Stories? 4mo
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My September bookspin and doublespin are The Taken Girls and Hitchhikers Guide. I am super excited to finally finish Hitchhiker‘s and thus far, the tagged is intriguing, I am already hooked. 👍🏾 also glad neither were a free space 😝

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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My September #bookspinbingo 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Yay, two bingos. The tagged was fun, it took me way too long to read, for no good reason 😅 I‘m looking forward to book 2 @TheAromaofBooks I will post my Sept bookspin tomorrow 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 5mo
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Yay to lazy Saturdays and pretending I‘m not sweating outside in Alabama 😂 Finishing the tagged tonight and I may get two bingos this month 💃🏿 edited to tag @BarkingMadRun the socks are wonderful ❤️

BarkingMadRun Yayyyyyyy 5mo
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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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This one was on the pick/so-so line. I went with pick because it was a fun read and I love IKEA, so I was yearning for an IKEA shopping spree. Though I will never look at an IKEA the same way again 😂

For some reason I was expecting zombies but it was a fun ghost story. The MC was like-able and even relatable and the character growth for Amy and Basil was fun to watch.

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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A new favorite King(s) book. Sleeping Beauties gave me all the feels. Though not “post-apocalyptic” it showed how quickly things can go wrong. Action and gore (its been a while since I‘ve read scenes that made me go ewwwww 😂)Also, the message to and about men was broad but deep. #bookspin 11 #bookspinbingo

Johanna414 I just finished this one tonight too - Loved it!! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! @Karisa I love the bookmarks (and postcards)❤️And you have added books to my Litsy TBR with the beautiful quote bookmarks 😊 @cwarnier

Karisa 🥰 5mo
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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Alabama nights ❤️ oddly comfortable, temperature-wise for August. And I am enjoying the tagged

Reggie Looks comfy and cozy. 5mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie it was and I am repeating this tonight. 😊 5mo
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A lot of reading in July but no bingo 😬
I did read my bookspin and doublespin though 🙌🏾
My August:
#bookspin: Sleeping Beauties
#doublespin: Free

TheAromaofBooks Those bingos can be strangely elusive!!! 5mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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The Guest List was awesome. This year I added mysteries to my favorite genre list (like I needed another 😌) The tagged did not disappoint. I was wrong 😬 but I hope the more mysteries I read, the better I will get. No spoilers, but I enjoyed all of the characters, they were all very well written. I will check out Foley‘s The Hunting Party soon. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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1. The first world event that immediately came to mind was the Oklahoma City Bombing. I remember going back to school after spring break, very confused about all of it.
2 Library, all day everyday! (Thanks to the internet)
3. King‘s The Stand. It is still my favorite book to this day.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Several years ago I visited the OK City memorial—it was moving. Especially thinking of the children... 6mo
Texreader Yes that was such a sad event. Fortunately I was grown when it happened but it was so tragic and unforgivable. I can only imagine how a child would try to process it. 6mo
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Snuff | Chuck Palahniuk
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Of course Palahniuk has me laughing out loud again. Snuff does not disappoint; I can‘t imagine how these zany ideas come to him. I would love the job of renaming popular movies for adult movie companies. 😂

I‘m still on track for a couple of bingos #bookspin #bookspinbingo

Reggie This one was crazy pants. Like all the rest of his. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Bingo is going great for July. #bookspin #bookspinbingo

The tagged was awesome and we all deserve an Arthur in our life, I‘m in love with a book character 😂. This book was funny, adorable (the kids reminded me of the innocence and joy of my own children when they were younger). The book also hit on a lot of messages like living a colorful life, fighting fear, judgment and having hope. I am hoping this is a series, highly recommended.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
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Two libraries off my bucket list. Nashville Public Library (top right) and Hillary Clinton‘s Children‘s Library (bottom right, I couldn‘t go inside the Clinton library, they were closed for the 4th of July weekend.) The Nashville Public Library gave me a bookmark, I mean library card 😉 47 libraries to go 😆

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Gissy Nice!!! 6mo
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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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Double post day 😁 I finally got a bingo last month. I was so close to two.

Lisey‘s Story is low on my favorite King book list, but it was very intense and had straight up scary moments at the end. Now I get to watch the mini series 💃🏿

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!!! 6mo
Reggie I think because I have people in my family whose personality you really never know who is going to show up and the husband‘s dad would change into that evil thing every so often that‘s why this one stands out for me. Lol 6mo
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On travel, but I wanted to share my July bingo board. 1 is a free space and 20 is “If You Loved Yourself”

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 6mo
Reggie Where ya going? 6mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie So we drove from Alabama to Texas 😴 my daughter is attending TCU this fall ❤️I did visit the Nashville Library and the Clinton Children‘s library (both on the most beautiful state library list) I will share some pictures when I am back home 😊 6mo
Reggie Did you cry at any moment? Was it at all- my baby‘s growing up. OR was it-Can‘t Wait!!! Lol Sounds like a great trip so far. 6mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie a little bit of both is happening 😆 . I am flying back to Alabama tomorrow, so that‘s when the full-blown crying will start 😢 6mo
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#curiouscovers 25 Jun: Flowers.
I enjoyed this audiobook. The main point: there is nothing wrong with asking for something, or for help. ❤️ It is a simple concept, but I was definitely team “I got this” or “I don‘t need help” I love how the book makes you question where the shame of asking for help came from.

Eggs Rejection probably doesn‘t help, I‘m sure... 7mo
AFrostCauseReads Take the donuts 7mo
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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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I should get two bingos this month😁. #bookspinbingo Luster, first off, excellent book. I am looking forward to more from this author. Usually one-sided open marriage stories, of course usually for the man, (rant done) annoy me. This story actually intrigued me, it was especially powerful when the wife and daughter characters come along. Race, emptiness, aging, midlife crisis, depression and more, the list of topics covered in the book is long.

Reggie I liked this book. I picked up because of the affair intrigue. I felt bad for the wife when she says I try to be an evolved woman. Why doesn‘t he try to be an evolved one woman-man. He was a mess, hooked on drugs. But then I stayed for the relationship between the women. And when the little girl asks her not to ruin this for her because she‘s already been in homes that broke apart- 😭. I look forward to more from her also. Apparently this has 7mo
Reggie stuck with me. Lol. Great review. 7mo
NikkiM5 Agreed the female relationships became key for me. I wanted more info about Rebecca too. Like how did you get here woman? 😂 7mo
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Sent my #soss today. Also learned the post office does not like electrical tape, only clear tape 😅

Catsandbooks Hooray! 🎉 🍉 😎 7mo
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It‘s a do nothing but read kind of Sunday. I‘m enjoying some shade while Lenny basks (never mind, he didn‘t last long in this Alabama heat; he‘s already back inside lol). Happy Father‘s Day to all the dads out there 😊

Reggie Awwww, this is a great pic! 7mo
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I read the Green Mile series a long time ago (high school 😆) what made it special, was reading it with my mom at the same time. She introduced me to King and she is the reason I love reading.
#curiouscovers 18 June: Green

Gissy That is so lovely! Reading with your mom.❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this movie 💚📚💚 7mo
Eggs Perfect choice💚📗💚 Loved the book, loved the movie 7mo
Reggie That‘s a great memory! ❤️ 7mo
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Definitely Dead | Charlaine Harris
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One of my favorite series (book and television).
#curiouscovers June 15: Stars

Eggs I love Charlaine Harris !!! 7mo
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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

So excited for this 😬 #firstlinefridays

peanutnine Such a great book! 7mo
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Bailedbailed

The tagged (audiobook) was bad. I don‘t know why I tried to finish it. Decided today to bail and start Brene Brown‘s “Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice” audiobook.

Palahnuik‘s “Damned” was fun and I‘m looking forward to the next book in the series. I also finished an intro to digital cameras book, which I felt was helpful. I may get two bingos this month 💃🏿 #bookspinbingo

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Piranesi! Even though I was thoroughly confused the whole time 😂 I had to rate it a pick. My theories changed every time I picked up the book, making it a very interesting read. And for some reason I loved the MC ❤️ I will have to review other Litsy opinions because I am curious about their ratings. @AFrostCauseReads Milton was on my mind. 😂

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AFrostCauseReads I loved the slow reveal and mystery through the diary entries. I can definitely see a connection to Milton (can‘t I always? Lol) but it also reminded me of Neverwhere. And if you haven‘t already, I highly recommend google some architecture drawings by Piranesi 7mo
NikkiM5 @AFrostCauseReads I will look up those pictures. I‘m kind of addicted to this story, I keep thinking about it. 7mo
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The tagged is on my hold list from the library ❤️
05 June: Bird #curiouscovers

Eggs 🧡🦜🧡 Nice choice! 7mo
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