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A Promised Land by Barack Obama
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Promised Land by Barack Obama
Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Read this today and absolutely enjoyed it. Mildred is such a wonderful character. A “rom-com?” For the post WWII times? In England! Thanks @CarolynM

#NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha

monalyisha That was fast! ✨💨👟 21h
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed🙂 @Ruthiella directed me to this one next, and it is the perfect follow up 21h
Ruthiella @CarolynM @AmyG Barbara Pym ❤️ 19h
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batsy I love this book. 17h
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this one too ❤️👍 16h
AmyG Thanks @CarolynM I will definitely check that one out. @monalyisha .....ha, I spent the entire day reading this little gem. 10h
SRWCF Gorgeous cover! 5h
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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First I am going to finish my week‘s section of The Other Side if Midnight. Then I am going to read a chapter of Promised Land by Barak Obama for my buddy read. And then....I will start Book 2 of To Paradise.
EDIT....on second thought....after I finish The Other Side if Midnight section, I am going to read Excellent Women for my #NewYearWhoDis? Hahaha...I always break my plans for reading.

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

tpixie @AmyG I‘m reading Mediocre Monsieur & The Personal Librarian. I will also start another version of Pinocchio for #ChildrensClassicRead2022. My next book will be for @litsybookclub @Andrew65 (edited) 1d
AmyG @tpixie I loved Hour of the Witch...enjoy! 1d
tpixie @AmyG oh good!! ❤️ 1d
Andrew65 Have a good weekend of reading. 23h
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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How I try to read a book or author I love.

Alfoster Exactly!❤️👍 4d
Tgbsfk Whats the point of reading if the sentences doesnt lead you to new thoughts. Totally agree 👍🏻 4d
Bookwormjillk I agree but can‘t always help it when I need to know what happens 😁 4d
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Kdgordon88 Totally agree! Most of my reading last year was about consumption. Taking it a lot slower this year. 4d
Amiable This is why I set my Goodreads goal at 1 book every year. One. To avoid rushing through books in an attempt to hit some arbitrary high total. 4d
CuriousG I love Adam Grant, but occasionally he misses the mark. To assume that there is only one correct reason to read is judgmental and dismissive. Sometimes a person will read to gain insight and learn, which does require a slower pace. Other times, they may be reading as pure escape and enjoyment of a story precisely because they need a break from thinking. Both are completely valid. 4d
AmyG @CuriousG yes. That‘s why I wrote a book or author I love and not all books. I have been guilty of skimming many times because I want to know what will happen next. Still fun but I had no intention of gaining insight or learning. Just a fun ride. 4d
CuriousG Sorry - didn't mean to blast you. Your statement was clear 4d
CuriousG Just meant this is one of the few times I think he's being too 'all or nothing' in his thinking. 4d
Megabooks @CuriousG agree. Read how you want to read, but I also understand why you‘d want to savor a book from a favorite author @AmyG ! There is room for everyone! 💜 4d
AmyG @CuriousG NO I didn‘t think that at all. I just viewed it as more of don‘t speed read everything as you would miss too much. No worries. 😘 4d
RebL I guess I'm fortunate to be a slow reader! 4d
Suet624 The last book I read really really really slowly was... wait for it .... Fresh Water for Flowers. Sometimes I would read the heading of the chapter and just have to sit with it. I'd close the book and feel my feelings about what I had just read. :) You're probably tired of hearing me talk about this book, but it's the truth. 3d
AmyG Ha @Suet624 I love to see someone love a book so much they can‘t stop talking about it. ❤️ 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I sent you a little something! I hope it makes it there safely! 2d
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How sweet. Thank you so much. 😘 2d
Jess861 I agree with this statement - I love taking in every little bit of the book. Just sad to know there are so many books out there and I'm going to miss a bunch of them! 10h
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got your package....but not in my hands yet. I got an email that it‘s in my post box. Just wanted you to know it got here. Thank you in advance. @Jess861 I feel your pain. I don‘t even think I will live long enough to read all the books I actually own. 🤣 9h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! ❤️📚 6h
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How cool is this staircase?

SRWCF Oh my YES! 5d
TrishB Very! 5d
Laughterhp I‘m trying to convince my husband we should paint our stairs like this! (Not Stephen King but bookish!) 4d
AmyG @Laughterhp 🤞🏻 4d
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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#Bookspin completed. Very enjoyable mystery about a group at an old age home that solves mysteries.


TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my TBR as well. 5d
CarolynM A lot of fun🙂 5d
erzascarletbookgasm You must read the second book, then! 👍 4d
AmyG @CarolynM Alot of fun! @erzascarletbookgasm I have the second book....so when I finish all the other books I decided to read at the same time....🤣 4d
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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My precious

GondorGirl I was just going to borrow it from the library, but broke down this morning and ordered a signed copy online. 😂 5d
AmyG @GondorGirl Good move! I found a signed copy at my local store and was beyond thrilled. 5d
TrishB Exciting 😁 5d
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Flaneurette There is a good article by DT Max in the recent New Yorker- she is a fascinating author. 5d
AmyG @Flaneurette Thank you! I have read a couple of interviews in the past. She seems fascinating indeed. And…excellent interview. (edited) 5d
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous 😍 you all are horrible (or great!?!) influences on me! I just checked this out from the library to add to the stacks and stacks of others 😳🙈 5d
AmyG @Chelsea.Poole Ha! Read this one first!!! 5d
Oryx So excited to start this one 4d
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Flew through this one. What a likeable guy. And so very grateful. ❤️

Suet624 I can't wait to get to this one. It's sitting there winking at me from the pile next to the bookshelf. :) 3d
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Favorites | Garret Mathews
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I always ask what that person likes to read. But aome real favorites are:

-Ruth Rendell for mysteries
-A Prayer for Owen Meany
-David Sedaris (funny books)
-A Little Life (if they can handle it)
-Angle of Repose
-A Secret History
-Mary Kay Andrews (chick lit)

To name a few. I know I‘m forgetting hundreds of books. 😂


Suet624 I was so delighted to see Angle of Repose on your list. I don't see many folks talk about it. 7d
AmyG @Suet624 It‘s so good. I need to read it again now that I live in Colorado. Stegner‘s a favorite. 7d
Amiable @Suet624 I loved “Angle of Repose”! Although my favorite Stegner is “Crossing to Safety.” 7d
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Suet624 @Amiable I keep wanting to read Crossing to Safety and it gets further and further down in my pile of books. Some day. 7d
Reggie A Little Life, AmyG!!!??? Lol, you recommend depression!!! Jk, that‘s a tough book. I still get mad thinking about that last page in that one section. Lol omg, I‘m having flashbacks. 7d
AmyG @Reggie I wrote...if you can handle it. I ask alot of questions before I recommend that one. The person has to agree to liking sad, depressing books with all the trigger warnings. 🤣 6d
AmyG @Amiable I loved Crossing to Safety. But Angle of Repose was my first Stegner and will always be my favorite. 6d
CBee @Reggie I know EXACTLY which page you‘re talking about. I was already bawling and then it went to all out sobfest 😭😭😭 5d
CBee @AmyG we do love the sad and depressing books. With all the TW 😂😂😂 Wonder what that means?? 😳😂 5d
AmyG @CBee Hahahaha. Right? What does that say about us? I don‘t think I want to know. 😂 5d
Reggie @Cbee and the WORST part was that she called the whole section Love story or The Loving Years. Like it was some big haha joke on us for her. Lolol I will never forgive Hanya for that. Ever!!! Lol But, real talk, totally want to read her new book. I read an interview with her like a week ago and it sounds so good. 5d
AmyG @Reggie read her new interview in The New Yorker. Very good. If you haven‘t read it already. 5d
CBee @AmyG I don‘t want to know either 😂😂 5d
CBee @Reggie YES!! She broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. I don‘t even think I‘ve fully recovered 😂😂 5d
Reggie @AmyG @CBee the best news, so I just got onto Libby and Overdrive this past weekend through the library and because of this thread I thought-I‘ll just see if they have it. They did! And guess who just borrowed it!!!!! Thanks, reader friends!!! 5d
CBee @Reggie that‘s great! And didn‘t it just drop today? Wow!! 5d
AmyG @Reggie Excellent! Be prepared to discuss. Ad nauseum. 4d
Suet624 @Reggie @AmyG I often wonder why I like books like A Little Life. Some of it is I feel broken people are kindred spirits but do I really need to hurt my heart by reading about their pain? 3d
AmyG @Suet624 That‘s a good question. I like to read about beoken people perhaps because I understand their pain on some level. Maybe it makes us all fell we are not alone dealing with the human condition and life in general. Who knows? 2d
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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Clwojick How are you liking this one? I‘ve heard so many good things about it, but I bailed on it early on… considering giving it another chance. 😆 1w
Soubhiville This was a fun book! 1w
CoffeeNBooks I keep seeing this series and it's on my TBR list, but I haven't gotten to it yet. 1w
AmyG @Clwojick It was a bit of a slow start for me...getting into the plot. But as I came to know the characters and the crime...it‘s taken off for me. I‘m really enjoying it now. 1w
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Rocky Mountains | Jan Mader
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I was reading, looked up….and realized I was being watched. 🤣

kspenmoll What a moment. 1w
Cortg Lucky you! So beautiful. ❤️ 1w
Soubhiville Oh wow, how cool! 1w
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IndoorDame Wow! 1w
Lcsmcat He‘s a beauty. 🦌 1w
wanderinglynn Wow! He‘s beautiful! 💜🦌 1w
Gissy What?😱 🦌So lucky you are to see this beauty!! 😍❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TNbookworm Oh my goodness ❤️ 1w
JenReadsAlot What a beautiful picture! 1w
Prairiegirl_reading 😲😲😍😍 1w
Prairiegirl_reading @Gissy this is exactly what I was saying to you earlier!! 🤣 1w
mabell How amazing! 1w
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 1w
Nute Wow! This is a real moment! A lucky and wonderful moment!🦌 1w
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 1w
Magpiegem Awwwwww!! So gorgeous! 1w
mrp27 What an amazing moment! 1w
Cupcake12 Such a beautiful moment. 🤩💕 1w
Vansa Breathtaking. THanks for sharing! 1w
Gissy @Prairiegirl_reading Yes! And you are right, he is looking at you, awww! So pretty! 1w
Cathythoughts Oh! Lovely 1w
batsy That is a fabulous sight! ❤️ 1w
Chrissyreadit I read your response and immediately began singing 🎤 Rocky Mountain High. I love Colorado ❤️ 1w
Simona Wow‼️ 1w
AmyG @Chrissyreadit It‘s truly beautiful in the mountains. 1w
Suet624 Wow! Wow! Wow! 1w
readordierachel Amazing! 1w
Dragon Wow! So cool 😎 1w
Elizabeth2 He‘s huge! 😮 Gorgeous! 1w
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Positivity | Barbara Fredrickson
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DogMomIrene So true. Love this reminder! 1w
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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@Crazeedi Wow….thank you so very much Di for this most generous swap! I love the books….and look forward to reading Goddard as He has been on my radar thanks to Litsy. The candy (I am eating the tupperware candies, at 6:15am ha and so good), beautiful note cards, bookmarks, hand cream…and beautiful silver tree 🙌🏻….awesome swap. Thank you!!!

@bookish_wookish #LittleChristmasSwap

Crazeedi You can use that tree as a bookmark! The hard tack we made! 12 flavors 1w
Crazeedi I know the one book isn't in great shape, sorry, it was book that was sent to me. I hope you didn't read the ones I took off your tbr list. And I sent the Goddards because i saw where you were interested 1w
AmyG @Crazeedi As long as I can read them I‘m thrilled. 😘 1w
AmyG Oh wow…I will definitely use it as a bookmark. And the candy is so good! I figured you made it. I am going to eat it while reading. 1w
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The Magician | Colm Toibin
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Glad you‘re back @MoonWitch94

1. My goal is 75 books
2. Hopeful
3. I am really enjoying it.

I tag anyone who would like to play!

The Lacuna | Barbara Kingsolver
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The story of Harrison Shepherd…his mother leaves his father and raises him in Mexico…and his travels between Me ico and the US. The story has him meeting many famous people (Kahlo, Trotsky etc). This is the story of Harrison, a writer, and his quest for where he belongs.
A good book but not my favorite of hers.
And thank you insomnia-I have been reading like a fiend!
@Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth

Kdgordon88 Good job putting insomnia to good use! 2w
Soubhiville I‘m sorry you haven‘t been sleeping well. I hope tonight is better for you. 2w
AmyG @Soubhiville Thanks so much. I go through these phases. It will pass. 2w
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Mitch 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
SRWCF So good! 🐕 2w
BiblioLitten 😂 2w
Kappadeemom So cute!!! 2w
batsy Hahaha! 2w
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Praying I don‘t drop this in the tub. It‘s a heavy one! 🙏🏻😂

slategreyskies This is on my TBR. I‘ll be interested in reading your thoughts when you finish it. :) 2w
AmyG @slategreyskies Do you own this? If not, I‘d be happy to pass it on to you when I am done. So far I am really enjoying it. 2w
slategreyskies Amy, no. I don‘t have a copy of it. If you want to pass it on after reading it, I‘d love a copy! 💕 2w
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AmyG @slategreyskies It might take a little while....but it‘s yours when I‘m done. Please email me your name and address gratefulmom58 at gmail. I will let you know when I send it! 2w
slategreyskies @AmyG just emailed you!! :) 1w
AmyG Got it! 1w
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I messed up the stopwatch….I forgot to stop it and went to bed. But I am guessing I read about 12-13 hours. I read the tagged book, half of the section for the Sunday Buddy Read and about 100 pages of The Eighth Life. What I had planned.

#20in24 #NewYearSpecial @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳😍📚 2w
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@Texreader Karen, thank you so much for this beautiful card. I know you made them….they‘re so lovely!

BethM Lovely! 2w
Texreader You are so so sweet! Thank you for the post! 2w
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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Andrew65 Great choice. 2w
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Andrew65 Got a couple of nominations for this. (edited) 2w
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And now, let the Chunkster Challenge begin.


Amiable Enjoy the journey! 2w
rjsthumbelina Beautiful cover! 2w
Brimful Very much enjoyed this! 2w
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Ruby Lennox narrates her own life and that of her family…from conception to young womanhood. Very witty and funny while also quite heartbreaking. Wonderful book. I spent most of yesterday and today reading it. Loved it.

#NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha @CarolynM

monalyisha A win! Hooray! 🙌🏻💯 2w
TrishB Loved this one ❤️ 2w
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed🙂 Have you read any other Kate Atkinsons? I love her 2w
AmyG I have read Case Histories and A God in Ruins and enjoyed both. Ha...I thought I might have read this one but glad I didn‘t. @CarolynM (edited) 2w
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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#21Booksin2021 August

My favorite of the year.


Andrew65 Looks good. 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I was just gifted this book, now I'm looking forward to it even more. 2w
AmyG @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I should have added this to my #BOTM box and I forgot 🤪 2w
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There is always next time! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG that is true! I also want to add ! 2w
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Oh my @quietjenn …what a way to start of 2022! This swap is just stellar. Both Osman books…what? 🙌🏻 I love the beautiful note cards and cat pens, the great coffee container…perfect for travelling and the car. The coffee, the candy…WAWA…because I used to go there all the time when I was younger (my friend managed one). BUT the socks. Omg thise are amazing….because I love with all my heart the Grateful Dead.

@candority Thank YOU!

AmyG You are so kind and put so much thought into this swap. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy 2022! 😘 (edited) 2w
monalyisha How CUTE are those socks?!?! 😍🐻🌈🎶 2w
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Amiable A fabulous swap box! 2w
quietjenn Hooray! I'm so pleased that you like. It was a ton of fun to put together. I know you already got TTMC over the holiday, so glad it was just the “bonus“ and you'll be able to pass it on! Enjoy, and best wishes for the new year! 2w
AmyG @quietjenn My daughter and I are going to read it together....a copy for each of us....and discuss. So win win! 2w
quietjenn @AmyG ah, that's perfect and makes me very happy 😁 (edited) 2w
candority Looks amazing! 😍 2w
TheBookHippie TIE DYE!!!! 2w
AmyG @TheBookHippie and Dead socks! 😆 2w
TheBookHippie @AmyG ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻 2w
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The New Years Party | R.L. Stine
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Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy 2022!

Aims42 Happy New Year!! 🥳🥂🍾 2w
Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 2w
quietjenn Happy New Year! 2w
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ShelleyBooksie Happy New Year @AmyG 2w
MaureenMc Happy New Year! 🎊 2w
mrp27 Happy New Year! 🎊 2w
Cupcake12 Happy new year 🥳 2w
tracey38 Happy New Year! 🎉 2w
curiouserandcurioser @AmyG Happy New Year!! 2w
Reggie Happy New Year, AmyG! 2w
CarolynM Happy New Year 2w
Gissy Happy New Year!🥳🎉🎊🥂🍾 2w
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 2w
TheBookHippie Happy New Year!!! 🍷 2w
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Andrew65 Looks good. 2w
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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I have 3 chunksters planned for 2022.

The tagged book, The Eighth Life and Kristen Lavransdatter. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

#Chunkster hallange @Amiable

Roary47 It‘s time for Uncle Toms Cabin and Gone With the Wind! 2w
BookDadGirlDad I've a few I need to knock out. Winter of the World (Follet) The Great Hunt (Robert Jordan) Eldest (Paolini) 2w
Amiable Excellent! @slategreyskies and I are also tackling “Kristin L” this year. I just bought “A Promised Land” last week — I may give that a go in 2022, too! (edited) 2w
tpixie @thewallflower0707 I just read your post then saw this… 2w
AmyG @Roary47 Gone With the Wind is an excellent book! 2w
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A Little Hope: A Novel | Ethan Joella
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First was In the Dreamhouse, Last was A Little Hope.

#LastFirst @BookNAround

AmyG And….I read this wrong! My first for 2022 will be 2w
BookNAround I just got A Little Hope at the B & N sale. Hope it was good! 2w
AmyG @BookNAround I enjoyed it! 2w
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A few days early but I am beginning my #NewYearWhoDis challenge. First book. I am excited to read this one the most of the 3 I chose to read.


squirrelbrain I‘ve just started two of my #newyearwhodis books today too! (One on audio) 2w
charl08 Loved this book! 2w
AmyG @squirrelbrain I hope you enjoy them both! @charl08 I have heard great things about this book. 2w
CarolynM Hope you like it🙂 2w
monalyisha Fun! ✨ 2w
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Goals | Tracy
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Ha....I never go over my challenge. Thanks Covid.

Aims42 LOL, I went over my goal this year too. Nothing else to do but read 🤓😇📚 2w
AmyG @Aims42 Ha, right? While I do not like disease....I love having to stay home. 2w
Aims42 @AmyG Yep, exactly! People are crazy and books/reading have helped me keep my sanity 2w
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Suet624 Congrats, Amy!!! 2w
AmyG Ha….thanks @Suet624 2w
ShelleyBooksie Congrats! 2w
tracey38 Congratulations Amy! 2w
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 2w
AmyG Thanks! @mrp27 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻🎊📚 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Looks like we are getting alot of snow in the next few days so good timing! Thanks always @Andrew65
#20in24 #NewYearSpecial

I am starting my #NewYearWhoDis book so maybe I can read all of it....Behind The Scenes at the Museum

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2w
Bookwormjillk Enjoy the snow I am jealous! 2w
Soubhiville Stay warm! We‘ve got a cold front moving in so I‘ll join you in jacket and leg warmer weather for a few days 😁. 2w
AmyG @Bookwormjillk Ha....I‘ll trade. It‘s been snowing on and off for days. I‘m so over it but it is beautiful. @Soubhiville I will take your cold feont any day! I am officially over winter. You stay warm!!!! (edited) 2w
KellyK The weather forecast here is for ice and snow starting tomorrow… a readathon for New Years weekend is perfect! 2w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Andrew65 Great choice. 2w
Mynameisacolour I started this one this morning 📖 2w
AmyG @Mynameisacolour I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2w
Graywacke Great book! 2w
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this 👍❤️ 2w
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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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Spin | Robert Charles Wilson
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19. The Witch‘s Heart
20. Where the Forest Meets the Stars

#Bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
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Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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Amiable SUCH a good book! 3w
Andrew65 Looks good, on my TBR. 3w
Crazeedi Ok I give in! I'll add this one too, it must be a good one!! Thanks Amy! 3w
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AmyG @Crazeedi It is SO good. I read it in 2 days. 3w
MittenGirlPeach This sounds excellent! 3w
Blaire This is a good one! 3w
jlhammar Great book! 3w
BarbaraBB This one‘s on my tbr too! 3w
Cinfhen This was an excellent read!!! 3w
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Andrew65 2nd pick for this one. 3w
AmyG @Andrew65 It‘s so good. 3w
TheBookHippie It‘s soooo good! 3w
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Shuggie Bain | Douglas Stuart
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#1stBookof2021 #January

Thank goodness for Goodreads as I don‘t what I read in which month. 😳

@Andrew65 #12Booksof2021

BookwormM Same here 🤣🤣 3w
Bookwormjillk Still haven‘t read this one. Looking at everyone‘s lists and best ofs I have a lot to look forward to! 3w
CBee SAME 😂😂😂 3w
AmyG Hahaha….naturally @CBee 😂 3w
CBee @AmyG ♥️😘 3w
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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. May you all have a wonderful day! 🎄

Artwork by Alison Friendly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you have a wonderful day Amy!! ❤️🎄💚 3w
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You too…but after work! 🎁🎄😘 3w
Texreader 🤶❤️ Merry Christmas!! 🎁🎄 ❤️ 🐻‍❄️ 3w
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AmyG @Texreader Merry Christmas to you! 🎄🎄🎄 3w
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 3w
AmyG @BookwormAHN Merry Christmas Ashley! 🎄 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Same to you Amy! Loving these illustrations. 3w
AmyG @erzascarletbookgasm You can follow her on Instagram…..McFriendly 3w
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 3w
DebinHawaii Wishing you a peaceful weekend and season! 💙❄️💙Love the artwork! 3w
mabell Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 3w
bthegood Merry Christmas 3w
Nute Merry Christmas, Amy!💚🌟♥️ 3w
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It's Christmastime! | Bernd Penners
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! 🎄🎄🎄

Illustration by Alison Friend

hannah-leeloo Merry Christmas sweety ❤ wishing you a magical time and best wishes for the new year 3w
AmyG @hannah-leeloo And to you and your family. 😘 3w
Soubhiville Fun picture! Happy Holidays to you too! 3w
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batsy I love this! 😆 Happy holidays! 3w
kspenmoll And to you as well!!‘ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Haha cute illustration! Same to you! 🎄 3w
tracey38 Merry Christmas. How fun this is! 😄 3w
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 3w
AmyG @tracey38 @Bookzombie Merry Christmas to you both! 3w
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A Little Hope: A Novel | Ethan Joella
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@Nannermack Thank you so much for a perfect #jolabokaflod. I wanted this book so much and white chocolate? Win win! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. 🎄🎁🎅🏻


LeahBergen 😍😍 3w
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Because you said this was one of your favorites of this year…I‘m going to start it tonight. @Soubhiville

Thank you @CoffeeNBooks

ncsufoxes I loved this book 4w
AmyG @ncsufoxes So many have loved it. It‘s my tomorrow plan for the day. 4w
Soubhiville Oh yay! I love it so much. I hope you will too. 💜 4w
AmyG @Soubhiville I will let you know! 4w
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Winterwunder: Roman | Nora Roberts
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1. No
2. I got Hanukkah Bear for my grandson so maybe I can read that to him every winter.
3. Skiing. I don‘t ski but I love when my husband does because then I read…uninterrupted. 😂

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

Ruthiella Love your No. 3 answer! 😂 1mo
AmyG @Ruthiella Ha….it‘s the truth. And my husband knows it. 1mo
ozma.of.oz That sounds like a cute book to share with a grandchild! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Suet624 #3. 🥰🥰🥰 4w
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Favorites | Garret Mathews
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#Top21of21 @Cinfhen

Not pictured…my #1….Once There Were Wolves - Charlotte McConaghy

Cinfhen Fantastic list!! A few I have lined up for next year and a few I read and loved 🥰 1mo
AmyG Thank you @cinfhen …I love seeing everyone‘s lists! 1mo
Nute Fantastic reading this year! Yay, Chris Bohjalian! He‘s a sweet spot for me. I can‘t wait to read The Push and The Plot. I am discovering so many new books because of everyone‘s choices. Reading through these posts is like a Sunday morning heavenly literary smorgasbord from some of my most favorite people on the planet! Such a delight!💕 (edited) 1mo
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Soubhiville Once There Were Wolves might be tied for #1 for me, with The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. ❤️ 1mo
AmyG @Nute Ha…right? A bookworm‘s delight! @Soubhiville I just got The Seed Keeper so now I need to bump it up. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Love your choices! We are very similar readers, I do believe 😊 1mo
AmyG @Chelsea.Poole Oh, we are. I love to see what you read. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Loved We Begin At The End, and haven‘t heard of that new Colm Toibin. I loved Brooklyn so must add that to my list. 1mo
Ruthiella Great list! The Plot was a lot of fun to read. 😀 1mo
AmyG @Bookwormjillk The Magician was just fabulous. FYI-a little of a slow start for me but just loved the historical settings and time period the most. @Ruthiella Yes…I thought The Plot and The Push were both really fun. 1mo
Kdgordon88 Such a great list! Some of my favorites and some I can‘t wait to read. I need more reading time in my life 💜 1mo
AmyG @Kdgordon88 Don‘t we all? 😂 1mo
BarbaraBB Fab list. We read and love so many of the same books. Wolves and Migrations were my absolute favorites too. 1mo
LeahBergen Great list! 1mo
merelybookish I see Matrix! 😍 1mo
Megabooks Great choices! 4w
AmyG @BarbaraBB We do! And thank you @LeahBergen @Megabooks and fellow Matrix fan @merelybookish Ha…I love reading about nuns! (edited) 4w
Suet624 We liked so many of the same books that I have to track down the ones I haven‘t read yet. 4w
AmyG Glad I could add to your tbr @Suet624 ....Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family! 😘 4w
Suet624 Thank you so much. Many loving wishes to you and your family. 4w
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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Deb. This is all fabulous. Where to begin…I love the books (great choices). The book sleeve (gorgeous), adorable pouch (for my purse as I have so much necessary crap), the candy (my husband will be thrilled-he gets the dark chocolate bar), pad and the washi tape (love) etc.,the great ornaments, coffee! I just can‘t thank you enough. Wishing you a wonderful holiday! 😘🎄🎁🎅🏻❄️

AmyG And I got so excited I forgot to tag… #WSS #WinterSolsticeSwap @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain (thank you both. Your swaps are 🙌🏻) 1mo
AmyG And….the postcards by Davin Zinn. I have actually seen a couple of these in Ann Arbor as wr travel there alot. The penguin bag is adorable and will get so used. 1mo
Chrissyreadit This is a great package!!! 1mo
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DebinHawaii I am so glad you enjoyed it! I had fun putting it together & I am happy it all made it OK. 🤗 I have not opened mine yet. I am in the parking lot of the emergency vet as my baby 🐱 is having issues. I am hoping to open it when I get back home & can relax & enjoy. 1mo
AmyG @DebinHawaii Oh no. I hope Max is ok. 🙏🏻 1mo
DebinHawaii @AmyG Thanks. He is basically an almost 18-year old diabetic cat who can‘t poop frequently, but I should hopefully be able to bring him home today & he should be feeling much better. 🙀❤️ (edited) 1mo
CBee Good book choices 😃😃 1mo
Gissy That booksleeve😱😍💙💙💙Beautiful. Agree, everything is beautiful. That pouch is so pretty! 😍 1mo
Crazeedi A lovely collection! Where the forest meets the stars is a beautiful book 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 1mo
TheBookHippie Oooo the yellow wife, that‘s supposed to be good! Love the book sleeve! 3w
AmyG I will pass The Yellow Wife on to you when I am finished. @TheBookHippie 3w
TheBookHippie @AmyG OOOO YAY! 😘🥰😘 3w
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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bookish_wookish Yay! 🎄 1mo
DebinHawaii Have you seen the priority envelope I sent to you for #WSS yet? 😬 I thought I had the tracking receipt with me at work but I think it might be home with my holiday card stuff so I‘ll check it tonight as it was estimated to be delivered yesterday. 1mo
AmyG I am sorry @DebinHawaii I haven‘t seen it. I do know our post office is behind on sorting. 1mo
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DebinHawaii OK. I‘ll check on it tonight & see if it shows where it is. Still keeping fingers crossed you get it before Saturday. I sent a box to my friend in California on Sunday & she got it yesterday.🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
AmyG I will not open my box until I get Saturday‘s mail (unless it comes tomorrow). It will get here. Thanks so much Deb. 1mo
DebinHawaii @AmyG OK, it shows “Delivered, individual picked up at Postal Facility. Edwards, Colorado” so I am sure hoping it was you who picked it up today! 🙏🏼😬 1mo
Crazeedi Yay!! The tracking said picked up so I was hoping!! 1mo
AmyG @DebinHawaii OK...so I got an email saying I had a package. (We get mail at a UPS store)....it has to be your items. I will definitely pick up so when I open on Saturday....your swap will be complete! Thank you so much. I am sorry this was such an ordeal but you did it!!! 1mo
AmyG @Crazeedi All good. The UPS store where I get my mail...picks up at the post office. Then they have to bring to the store, scan it in and distribute. So sometimes there is a little delay in my getting things. 1mo
DebinHawaii @AmyG Yay! I am happy & relieved it all got there. 🤗 1mo
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slategreyskies Ah, I was trying to remember this tag the other day. I knew it was something about being positive, but I couldn‘t remember exactly. Glad to see another of these posts! ❤️!! 1mo
AmyG @slategreyskies I saved this from IG. Loved it. 1mo
WJCintron LOVE this!!! ❤ 1mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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@Nannermack NOW it‘s here. 🎉 Thank you so much.

@MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflod

Nannermack The USPS guy said if I could make it fit…😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 4w
Nannermack But uhoh-it looks worse than when I sent it! Hope it all came out ok! 4w
AmyG @Nannermack It looks worse than it is. All is just fine. 4w
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