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TheSpineView

Joined March 2018

Bookwyrm, Dog and Horse lover, Book Blogger 📚 www.thespineview.com My life as a bibliophile❣😊🐶🐎
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Here is my July #BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo list. @TheAromaofBooks

For the first time, I included two spaces for books from my TBR backlog. I need to make a serious effort to tackle these books.

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#BookSpin #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#JuneWrapUp

I did manage one bingo! Hooray!🎉

I read 7 books. Two additional books in progress.
2 physical books and 5 audio. One ARC of which I still need to write the review.

On to July! 💜📖💜📚💜

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 46m
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of my Dad's favorite sayings was, "Can't never could do anything." This reminded me of him.

@eggs @fredamans @EadieB @Andrew65 @RamsFan1963 @MoonWitch94 @ozma.of.oz

TrishB Mine used to say your failure rate if you don‘t give it a go will always be 100%. 11h
Eggs Love these!! 11h
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AmyG So very true. My Mom‘s favorite was sort of #2. “You don‘t ask, you don‘t get” (edited) 11h
bthegood love these - especially number 3 - thanks for sharing - 🙂 11h
EadieB So true! Thanks for the tag! 9h
TheSpineView @EadieB You're welcome! 8h
Tera66 👏👏👏 1h
ozma.of.oz Love this! Thanks for the tag! 💕 56m
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz 😘 8m
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Outlaw Red | Jim Kjelgaard
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Lady and the Tramp

Loved the movie and the Big Red books.

TheAromaofBooks Jim Kjelgaard was one of my very favorite authors growing up!! 11h
TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks I loved his books too! 11h
TheAromaofBooks The first one I ever read was Wild Trek, and it's still one of my all-time favorites. I've been slowly trying to collect hard copies of all his books since they are mostly out of print. 11h
TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks I have not seen any of his books in a bookstore in a very long time. 11h
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#JulyJam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs
#JokeDay

I bought this book for my grandkids. They had loads of fun with it.

🤣🤣🤣

Eggs It‘s a winner! 11h
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Kung Fu Panda

Loved this movie!

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Reposting for @Klou

Here are the July prompts for #Movie2BookRecs
Looking forward to this one.
🎬 ➡️ 📘

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Here are the July prompts for #PoetryMatters. Sorry I know I am running late with this post. July snuck up on me! Look forward to reading some great poetry in July. Thanks to everyone who posted a poem or took the time to read some. A special thanks to @eggs @GatheringBooks @Klou @fredamans for their fabulous finds!

fredamans My guilty pleasure is poetry so thank you for hosting! 23h
Eggs Always a pleasure Lisa! 22h
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GatheringBooks Awww! Thank you so much for being such a fabulous host! 💕💕💕 13h
TheSpineView @fredamans 👍🤩🌞 12h
TheSpineView @Eggs 😘😊🤩 12h
TheSpineView @GatheringBooks 🥰😘😊 12h
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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#BookMoods @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#SetInAPlaceYouLove

So many places I love to visit. However Hawaii has always been at the top of my list.

Eggs Me too! Perfect 😍 1d
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Here are two things that bring me peace. Sitting/reading on my dock and riding. Both help keep me recharged. ❤️🏞❤️🐎❤️

Want to play? @TheAromaofBooks @Gissy @EadieB Post a picture of what brings you peace.

TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag!!! ❤ 11h
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Doing some audio puzzling today. Currently listening to The Kocked Room by Elly Griffiths, the 4th book in the Ruth Galloway series. Enjoying this one immensely.❤️🌞🎧📘

Nessavamusic Pretty puzzle! 2d
TheSpineView @Nessavamusic 👍🌞🤩 2d
mrp27 Neat puzzle! 2d
TheSpineView @mrp27 Thanks! 2d
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Kramer vs. Kramer

Klou I've heard of this book but don't think I've ever taken the time to properly read the synopsis... well I just did and wow, it sounds so good! Great choice!! 1d
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Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Eggs Great pick! 2d
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

📘 I am so a mood reader, so I choose what strikes my fancy at the moment.
📘 I have a guide line I follow. 5 stars: loved enough to reread. 4 stars: enjoyed but not enough to read again. 3 stars: OK but nothing special. 2 stars: there were major problems with the plot and/or characters, etc.
📘 Rain! After several weeks with no rain. I woke up to much needed rain.🌧

Want to play? @Addison_Reads @klou @Blueberry

Eggs Love your rating guidelines! 2d
Klou Thanks for tagging me, I'll do mine soon. 1d
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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#BookMoods @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#Bizarre!

When I saw today's prompt I immediately thought of Gaiman. His books tend to be bizarre, but in a good way. These are my favorites books by him.

Eggs Read all of these but I ❤️❤️ Neverwhere❤️❤️ 3d
TheSpineView @Eggs My favorite too. 3d
JuliaTheBookNerd Definitely a good bizarre! Love Gaiman ❤️ 3d
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cinda.marie I loved Ocean at the End of the Lane! 3d
TheSpineView @cinda.marie Me too! 3d
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Pickpick

This is book 13 in the series. One of the few series I have not lost interest in. I think because Ward continues to introduce new and interesting characters instead of trying to dream up new plots for the same set of characters. This book is mainly about Trez and Selena with some other characters mentioned and their stories advanced. The plot was surprising because it was not your usual HEA. Sometimes we don't get everything we want and that....

TheSpineView Made this book feel real. I also liked the character of Paradise and want to learn more about her. I am looking forward to reading the next book. 4 ⭐️ Also another book finished for the #SeriesRead2022 challenge. 3d
Tera66 I love this series! 2d
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Reposting for @eggs and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

These are the prompts for July's #JulyJam photo challenge. The idea is to post a pic of a book, poem, quote, etc. That you feel matches the prompt. Looks to be fun! Hope you can join in.

Eggs Thank you Lisa💞💞 3d
TheSpineView @Eggs 😘👍🌞📕 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! ❤️ 7h
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here are the final results for June's #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65

My goals were:
1. Finish 1 book. ✔️
2. Read every day. ✔️
3. Read 20 hours. 🚫

Though I didn't read 20 hours, I am happy with what I did accomplish. ❤️📖📚❤️📖❤️

Andrew65 This is great, well done 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳 Thanks for playing along. 3d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 👍🤩🌞 3d
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Happy Tuesday everyone! Here are today's questions. Everyone is welcome to play.

My answers:
👑 Yes, especially historical fiction.
👑 A few come to mind Twilight Empress, Shadow of the Swords, and Abdication.

Want to play? @eggs @EadieB @wanderinglynn @The_Penniless_Author @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Susanita @bthegood @Texreader @GatheringBooks @fredamans @JessClark78 @RamsFan1963 @DarkMina @Branwen

EadieB Thanks for the tag! 3d
TheSpineView @EadieB You're welcome! 3d
bthegood Thanks for the tag - I can't think of the last time I read a book involving royalty - not that I don't like them, just haven't read any that I can think of - have a good day. 2d
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Nobody's Baby But Mine | Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Knocked Up

Klou 👍😊❤️ 3d
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Day 3 results for the #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65

Added another 6.5 hours to my total yesterday. I am trying to finish The Shadows because my library loan is almost up.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3d
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Allegiant | Veronica Roth
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TheSpineView I think the wrong character died. It made me mad and I felt like throwing the book. 5d
Eggs 💙💔 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Totally agree!! 4d
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#Book2MovieRecs @Klou
Prompt: Knives Out

ozma.of.oz That‘s a good pairing! 5d
vivastory I'm looking forward to the follow-up! 5d
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz 🌞 5d
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PageShifter Once a pair that I have watched and read 😄 5d
Klou Excellent! 3d
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Atlas: Poems | Katrina Vandenberg
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#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView

#Record

I love the mood of this poem.

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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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#BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs
#MadeYouCry

I use this book anytime someone asks what book made me cry. Because even though no character dies, it is heart wrenching 💔 😭

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh my heart 😭💔 6d
Eggs Agreed 😭💔 5d
TheLudicReader I bawled like a baby when I read this book a million years ago. 5d
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marleed I still remember my feelings when reading this book for the first time - gutted. 5d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 2 results for the #20in4 readathon hosted by the fabulous @Andrew65

Surprised that I managed to get in 2.5 hours of reading despite the grandkids being here. Most of that was in the morning before they got up. Then a little after they went to bed.

Andrew65 A great time, especially with the visit. 👏👏👏 5d
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Spotless | Camilla Monk
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Knight and Day

Lizpixie This sounds fabulous! #stacked 5d
TheSpineView @Lizpixie 👍🤩🌞 5d
Klou I chose this too!!! About to start posting mine 👍 3d
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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Eggs Great choice! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💛 6d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 1 results for the #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65

I read for 4 hours yesterday before my grandkids arrived. I didn't read even one page after they arrived. Hope to squeeze in a little more reading today.

Andrew65 A good start 👏👏👏 6d
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The Red Knight | Miles Cameron
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: A Knight's Tale

Klou Brilliant! Love this cover!! 1w
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Everything I Knew | Peter Goldsworthy
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Royally Matched | Emma Chase
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Eggs 👍🏼🤴 1w
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Godzilla aftershock | Arvid Nelson
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#Movie2BookRec @klou
Prompt: Kong Skull Island

tokorowilliamwallace I immediately went to think of Jules Verne's The Journey to the Center of the Earth after seeing King Kong vs Godzilla. Also, Evangelion. Maybe Zhao's Iron Widow now. 1w
TheSpineView @tokorowilliamwallace Jules Verne is a great choice! 1w
Klou Perfect! 1w
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

📕 Non-fiction centered on a person is not my thing. However, I did enjoy this one.
📕🧚‍♀️🧙🧝🧚‍♂️🧝‍♂️🧛🧙‍♂️
📕 Because fantasy is all made up I can get lost in the world.
📕 Art!🎨

Want to play? @EadieB @Blueberry @CoffeeNBooks

EadieB Thanks for the tag! 1w
PageShifter Haha, I love your emojis 🤣 1w
TheSpineView @EadieB You're welcome! 1w
Gissy Yes to fantasy too!🙋🏽‍♀️ 1w
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Mehso-so

So many loved this book. However, I found it disappointing. The pacing felt off on this one. Some parts moved very quick and others dragged and felt heavy. The ending was almost anticlimactic. It left me wondering if the authors just can out of steam. 2.5/3 ⭐️

julesG Agree! 1w
AmandaBlaze I haven't read this yet, but agree concerning Book 2. I just couldn't get into this series as much as Illuminae Files. Still want to read whatever they create next. 1w
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The Complete Poems of W.H. Davies | William Henry Davies
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Tomorrow is the start of the #20in4 readathon. I have started these two books and they will be my focus for this readathon. With my grandkids arriving soon not sure who much reading time I will have. My goal is to read a little bit everyday, even is only 15 minutes. ❤️📖❤️📕❤️📚❤️

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Loved The Rivers of London. 1w
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Good so far! 7d
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Eggs Great book👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover!! Haven‘t gotten to it yet!! 😂 1w
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same here. The book is just sitting on top of a TBR stack! 1w
TheSpineView @Eggs I hope to read it soon. 1w
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The Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Kiss the Girls

PageShifter It took me a while to recognize this book when I have used to see this cover ( https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1448244139... ) for it 1w
TheSpineView @PageShifter Very different cover. 1w
Klou Oooh I'm intrigued by that cover and title. Great choice! 1w
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How did the end of the month creep up so fast!?! I am definitely in for the #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65

The grandkids are coming for a long weekend on Friday. Probably will not read much but will still try to squeeze a few hours in. I need to get a list of potential books together so I have a game plan for any free time.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1w
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The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats | William Butler Yeats
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Cold Mountain: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 ⛰ 1w
Kayla.Adriena One of my favorite movies 1w
TheSpineView @Kayla.Adriena 👍🎬 1w
Eggs Great choice 1w
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

📕 So many. Lydia Bennett in Jane Austin's classic Pride and Prejudice comes to mind. She was selfish and just didn't know she had it made.
📕 Even though a minor character Anna, Pino's girlfriend in Beneath a Scarlett Sky. I think the book being based on real life events made her death the hard.
📕 Ron Rash, Susan Boyer, Deb Richardson-Moore, Melinda Long, Jim McFarlane, Jo Watson Hackl, and Kristy Dempsey.

Eggs Thanks for playing Lisa! @TheSpineView 1w
ozma.of.oz Thanks for the tag! 💖 1w
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GatheringBooks Thank you for the tag! 1w
EadieB @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 1w
Crazeedi Thank you Lisa!❤ 1w
TheSpineView @Crazeedi You're welcome! 1w
Klou Thanks for tagging me! I'll do this soon! 1w
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Today Tonight Tomorrow | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: The Kissing Booth

Klou Ooh great find! I'm gonna have to check this one out on Goodreads; I love that cover. 1w
TheSpineView @Klou I have not read it. It is now on my "wishlist " shelf on Goodreads. 1w
PageShifter That book looks cute :) 1w
Kar2b I enjoyed both of Rachel Lynn Solomon‘s adult rom coms. I‘m interested to read her YA and see if I like it too. 1w
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L.A. Confidential | James Ellroy
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It's Tuesday again already! Here are the #Two4Tuesday questions. Anyone can play! Happy Tuesday everyone!

1️⃣ It is a subset of the crime fiction genre that usually features a MC that is deeply flawed. The stories tend to be gritty and deal with the darker side of criminality.
2️⃣ L. A. Confidential by James Ellroy (tagged). A classic in the genre and rightly so. So well written and great character development are what make it a favorite for me.

EadieB Thanks for the tag! 1w
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MoonWitch94 Thank you, Lisa! 🥳🙌🏻 1w
TheSpineView @MoonWitch94 You're welcome! 1w
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag 😃 1w
DaveGreen7777 Thanks for the tag! 😀 1w
TheSpineView @DaveGreen7777 You're welcome! 1w
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