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Horse: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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My last #bookhaul of the year. At least, that‘s what I keep telling myself. My physical tbr is out of control since I‘ve started school. I have this lovely community to thank for my sudden interest in the tagged, Fresh Water for Flowers, and Mad Honey. #LitsyMadeMeDoIt

CBee Fresh Water is one of my favorites of the year. I also just bought Mad Honey and another (March) by Geraldine Brooks. #greatminds 2d
Scochrane26 I bought Horse because of Litsy. Brooks was also at our book fair, & I felt I should meet her. 2d
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Had to swing by Barnes and Noble to pick up 2 highly anticipated new releases (Babel and Fairy Tale) and decided to throw in a book from Sarah Addison Allen‘s backlist since I absolutely LOVED Other Birds.

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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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Up next! I‘ve heard only amazing things about this author, so I‘m really excited to get started. #botm

KristiAhlers I‘m reading it now and I‘m thoroughly enjoying it 3mo
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Lonesome Dove | Larry McMurtry
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My #bookoutlet order arrived today! I‘m so excited for all of these.

#bookhaul #bookmail

Sleepswithbooks They‘re beautiful 🥰📚 3mo
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My birthday #bookhaul 🎉

everlocalwest Excellent haul!!!! Happy birthday! 🎉 5mo
Leftcoastzen Good stuff ! Happy Birthday!🎂 5mo
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Watching Nick and Charlie‘s relationship develop put the biggest smile on my face! So sweet and adorable. I‘m looking forward to watching the Netflix adaptation.

kezzlou85 I enjoyed the tv series. The actors playing Nick and Charlie are so well cast. 6mo
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Sparring Partners | John Grisham
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A surprise showed up at my door today! I didn‘t even realize I won. #goodreadsgiveaway

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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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Overall I enjoyed this debut! Even though I guessed a big twist early on, there were others I didn‘t, and I had a hard time putting it down. It helped me get out of the slump I‘ve been in since the beginning of the semester. I will say that the ending felt rushed compared to the pacing of the rest of the book, and there was a noticeable overuse of certain words which is something I often overlook.

#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Conversations on Love | Natasha Lunn
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Recent #bookmail 😍 where do I begin?

Julsmarshall Ooh, that is a good question! Enjoy! 7mo
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I finally got my #bookspin list together! I‘m so excited to be able to participate again.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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It took me a little longer to make my decision this month. I was only planning on choosing one, but… 🤷🏻‍♀️ At least my semester‘s almost over so I can go back to actually reading and not just collecting books. #BOTM

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School has been keeping me very busy, but I had a great time doing some shopping with the gift cards that I received over the holidays. #bookhaul

jlhammar Ooooh, fun! I've been tempted to get Madhouse. I'm hoping to read This Must Be The Place and Sorrow and Bliss soon. 9mo
wanderinglynn The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog is a difficult read. Be prepared. I read it when I worked in child dependency court. Excellent information, especially on brain development, but oh so heartbreaking. 9mo
britt_reads @jlhammar I‘m very intrigued by Madhouse, and currently trying to decide between those 3 choices for my next read! 9mo
britt_reads @wanderinglynn thank you for the warning! I‘m currently in school for social work and planning on doing my internship next year at a youth emergency shelter, so I thought this would be a good one to pick up. Definitely heartbreaking though. 9mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My #bookspinbingo for January! I‘m really excited for all of these.

#bookspin is Leviathan Wakes
#doublespin is The Stationery Shop
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 11mo
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Even though there were a couple weeks where I couldn‘t find time to participate, I still did much better than expected. More importantly, I had so much fun! Thank you to @Clwojick and @StayCurious for all of your hard work organizing this.

#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 11mo
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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This was not what I was expecting, but I loved it! Not your typical mystery, this gives us a glimpse into the lives of many different characters residing in the Kamchatka peninsula. It reads like a short story collection, with the mystery of the missing girls looming in the background. This was very atmospheric with a strong sense of place, but likely won‘t be for everyone if you are wanting more of a traditional mystery.

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I can‘t believe #wintergames2021 is already coming to an end! I still have to get my readathon and word search points together, but I managed to find 990 words for the game this week for 9,900 points.

Bonus: My main reading goal this year is to read more books from my shelves. I have way to many books on my physical tbr that I‘m really excited about, but it‘s so easy to be tempted by new releases.
#mistletoemaniacs

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My #bookspin and #bookspinbingo list for January! I always look forward to preparing my list for the month, even if I don‘t manage to read as much as I‘d like. This month, I‘m prioritizing the books from my physical tbr that I really wanted to read last year along with some of the books I‘ve received over the holidays.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Fantastic memoir! Michelle discusses the loss of her mother, the food that connects them, and the ways she grapples with her cultural identity as a Korean American. I had to set this down often as I could feel her grief through the pages. I lost my mom a few years ago, so it‘s still a tender topic, but this was so well done that I was compelled to continue. One of my favorites of the year.

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Duke, Actually | Jenny Holiday
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I was having a hard time getting through many holiday romances this year, but this was a cute festive rom-com that helped pull me out of a bit of a reading slump. I hadn‘t realized this was the second book in a series when I picked it up, and I‘m sure it would‘ve been even better if I read the first book. Still, I had no problem jumping in and thought it held up well on its own.

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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I‘ve been too busy to keep up with reading or posting on Litsy much these past couple of weeks, but I‘m really looking forward to ringing in the new year with my Christmas #bookhaul (pictured). I‘m also excited about ending 2021 with a few wonderful books that I‘ve recently started, and I‘m confident they will make it onto my list of favorites for the year.

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Almost forgot to do the weekly check-in for my #wintergames2021 point total ❄️

#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Posting everything at the last minute! I‘m going to try to start keeping up with this more throughout the week. This is all of the holiday tv and movies I‘ve watched since the start of #wintergames2021

18 episodes (2 seasons) of The Twelve Dates of Xmas
4 episodes of Hawkeye
6 episodes of Santa Inc.
3 movies
+155 points #mistletoemaniacs

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429 words for our week 2 game. I was hoping for more but I ran out of time.

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs
@Clwojick

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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I had fun reading this one last year, so when I saw that it was our #teamread for #wintergames2021 I decided to try the audiobook. I think a large part of why I enjoy this so much is reading about their traditions at the cabin. It puts me in the mood for more holiday reading.

337 words for #WGWordSearch
#mistletoemaniacs #bookspinbingo #dashingdecember #averymerryreadathon #anywayyoureadathon #wintercosy #wrapitupreadathon #littenlisten

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I read this one yesterday, too, and found it quite fun. 12mo
TheSpineView Read last year and enjoyed! ❤🎄💚📕📖📚 12mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 12mo
keys_on_fire Can‘t wait to start this one! Saving for my day off this week 🤞🏻 12mo
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The Perfect Christmas | Debbie Macomber
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Quick, light Christmas read. The story was ok, but it isn‘t my favorite Macomber. I think I just didn‘t feel that invested in the couple. These holiday romances may be cheesy, but that‘s about all I can handle during this time of year anyway.

182 words for #WGWordsearch
#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #bookspinbingo #dashingdecember #averymerryreadathon #anywayyoureadathon #wrapitupreadathon #wintercosy

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 12mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 12mo
keys_on_fire Woot woot! 12mo
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I can‘t believe we‘re already done with the first week! I‘m having a great time with #wintergames as always.

#mistletoemaniacs

Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚❤️💚 12mo
tpixie Wow 🤩 12mo
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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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I loved the Netflix series when I watched it last year, so I had to read the book. So cute, and makes me want to watch the show again.

This was also a great choice for #WGWordSearch (530 words!)

#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My #bookspinbingo for December. The beginning of the month is going to be a little chaotic, but I‘m hoping to have much more time to read in a couple weeks.

#bookspin is Beartown
#doublespin is Disappearing Earth

Both of these are from my physical tbr and have been sitting on my shelves for quite awhile, so I‘m hoping this will motivate me to finally pick them up.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 12mo
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The Red And The Green | Iris Murdoch
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My holiday books are almost entirely ebooks and audiobooks, but the cover of my current audiobook and the cover of my most recent physical purchase fit the red and green prompt. Really excited for the new Brené Brown, but I‘m not sure if I‘ll get to it this month.

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick I love Mary Kay Andrews! I might have to check that one out! 12mo
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My list for December‘s #bookspin #bookspinbingo which is mostly holiday or winter themed for #wintergames

Keeping 21-25 as free spaces, but I already have some options in mind for those too. I‘m a mood reader, so we‘ll see what happens 😅

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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My #BOTM choices for December!

I skipped last month, but The Choice is one that I‘ve had my eye on so I had to add it. I already own all of the BOTY options, so I decided to get another copy of Razorblade Tears to give to one of my friends.

fredthemoose I loved The Choice! 12mo
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Here‘s my holiday #tbr for #wintergames2021

I‘ll be reading non-holiday books from my physical tbr throughout the month as well, so I‘m sure I won‘t get through all of these. My library holds are starting to come in, and I can‘t wait to get started! #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

TheSpineView Great list!🎄 12mo
Clwojick Such a pretty stack of books! ❤️‍🔥 12mo
JessClark78 Nice list! 12mo
MartinaLove So many of these books are also on my list. I'm hope for a good sale on Kindle for Christmas books. 😂 12mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I forgot to post about my preorder last week. Since I live close, I figured there was no excuse to not buy a signed copy directly from Erdrich‘s bookstore in Minneapolis. #supportlocal

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First up for #NFNovember and I‘m already intrigued!

ElizaMarie ooo it looks super great! I am stacking it to see remember to look into it. 13mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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My point totals for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

I had an amazing time as always, and I did much better than I was expecting with how busy this month was!
Thanks so much for hosting @Clwojick @StayCurious

StayCurious Yay! Thanks for joining us! 13mo
Clwojick Awesome job! Thank you for joining us! 13mo
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I thought it would be appropriate to finish Elvira‘s memoir on Halloween. I chose the audiobook for this one and I really enjoyed listening to Cassandra share her stories. This was a very well done celebrity memoir!

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter #littenlisten

Clwojick This looks awesome! Might have to check it out during next years #scarathlon! 13mo
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Both word searches completed for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Movies I‘ve watched over the past week for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

Clwojick GINGER SNAPS! 🙈😱 13mo
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A little over the top and a ridiculous amount of twists at the end, but I had a lot of fun reading this over the weekend. This book was part of an #authenticbooks subscription box, so I had lots of fun items to help immerse myself in the reading.

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter #bookspinbingo #doublespin
I‘ll calculate all the other readathon points this qualifies for later!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Listened to some of the wonderful tagged audiobook on this beautiful autumn day 🍂🎧
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

Linsy Gorgeous! 🍂 13mo
rretzler That looks so relaxing and beautiful! 13mo
Nute Pretty! 12mo
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First #scarathlon movie of the night is the 2019 Pet Sematary. I also watched all 8 episodes of Marianne on Netflix last week.
+46 points
#teamslaughter @Clwojick

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The readathons helped me to stack more points than I was expecting this week!

#teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohooooo! 13mo
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Loved this disturbing true crime book! I really enjoyed Callahan‘s writing and the research put into this.

This was my #bookspin
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter
#outstandingoctober #littenlisten #spookoweenreadathon #wickedathon #panspookathon #readlikehellathon

TheSpineView Awesome! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 13mo
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I‘m constantly behind on updates, but this should be everything I‘ve watched for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter over the past week.

3 movies
4 episodes of the Scream tv series
9 episodes of AHS
8 episodes of You (will probably finish the last 2 tomorrow)
+121 points

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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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Addictive, dark, and twisted… I loved this book! This was one of the best thrillers I‘ve read in quite some time. I thought it was well written and impossible to put down, but I must warn that it might be too disturbing and graphic for some readers.
CW: multiple rapes, graphic violence

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter
#bookspinbingo #spookoweenreadathon #wickedathon #readlikehellathon #panspookathon

TheSpineView Excellant! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I can‘t resist another readathon! My life is a bit chaotic right now, but these help motivate me to reach my reading goals and gain more #scarathlon points for #teamslaughter

#OutstandingOctober goals:

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American Predator
Yours Cruelly, Elvira

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Rock Paper Scissors
The Kind Worth Killing

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 I enjoyed 13mo
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My week 1 point update for #scarathlon2021
6,970 points for #teamslaughter

Most of my points this week came from the game, and I‘m hoping to sneak some more reading time in this week. There‘s also some additional shows that I forgot to post so I‘ll add those to next week‘s total
🎃👻🖤

Clwojick Amazing! 🖤🖤🎉🎉👻👻 14mo
Sleepswithbooks Awesome!!! 14mo
slategreyskies Yay!! 🙌 14mo
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660 words for the first game. 6600 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! ☠ 14mo
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