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gossamerchild

Joined September 2016

Librarian and lover of books and all things bookish! (She/her/hers) Blog : https://fortbookville.wordpress.com The StoryGraph: gossamerchild
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here's my actual list for #bookspin for December. November wasn't productive, reading-wise, so I just removed the 1 book I read, added a new title, and changed out the free spaces. 21-25 are free spaces on my list.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
Kangaj1 You have some great books on your list!! 5d
gossamerchild @Kangaj1 thanks! They've been on my tbr list for a while 🤣🤣 5d
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card. My #bookspin is The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki and my #doublespin is Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse.

Woot woot!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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Toad: A Novel | Katherine Dunn
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This book is going to be a difficult one, I can tell, but her prose is stunning. If you've ever read Geek Love and enjoyed it I think you'll like this one. She writes about the absurd and grotesque, so she's not for everyone. But this entire page just struck me as really powerful.

The photo is bad, I realize that now.

#currentlyreading

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Pickpick

This was pretty fun. Silly and predictable, perhaps, but still fun. I love the idea of a literary themed pub.

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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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This was so good. I loved the setting (what is it about islands?), and the characters (ghosts!). It was charming and lovely.

And my #doublespin for this month's #bookspinbingo!

@TheAromaofBooks

#botm

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf, too!! 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here's my bingo card for #bookspinbingo. My #bookspin book is The Firekeeper's Daughter and my #doublespin is Other Birds. I cleared off quite a few of my unread books last month, so I'm excited to see how much I get done this month.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 1mo
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. I normally despise domestic thrillers, but this is more of a locked door mystery that involves domestic issues. I loved it!

#botm #scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Witchy | Ariel Slamet Ries
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That's another bingo! The tagged book is FABULOUS, but I'll have to show a picture of my favorite panel in another post.

I'm loving how much of my #unreadshelf is getting ready through the #bookspinbingo. I'm feeling so productive.

#scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looking fabulous!! 1mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Though I have some quibbles with the world building and character building, I really flew through this one. I can absolutely see it as a movie. Very entertaining.

#bookspinbingo #teamslaughter #scarathlon2022 @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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Bailedbailed

Nope. Can't do it. And I only feel bad because it's the #teamslaughter #buddyread. Turns out I can't handle this type of thriller. Honestly, I almost stopped after the first chapter. Oh well.

Do #wordsearch words count for books you #dnf?

#scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

TrishB Her books are always v.violent and gory! 2mo
gossamerchild @TrishB it's the violence towards women I can't handle. Hey writing style is fantastic, though, and I totally see why people enjoy her. 1mo
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Pickpick

This was super fun. Silly, but wonderful. I loved the friendship between Niki and Leda. Fabulous detective novel. Can't wait to pick up the next one!

I finished another title on my #bookspinbingo and found 162 words for the #scarathlon2022 #wordsearch.

#teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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This was an absolutely STUNNING memoir. Just...so... Beautiful. And lyrical. Soo good.

#bookspinbingo

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Gotta admit I'm a wee bit #scared of this book. Not so much the topic as much as the sheer size 🤣🤣. I can almost guarantee I won't finish it this month, but I'm definitely keeping it on my #bookspinbingo card/list.

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

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I don't know if it's because I read SO MUCH the first week, but I did not get as much done this week for #Scarathlon2022. Here's my word list for this week's game. My total number of points is 1648.

#teamslaughter @clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤 2mo
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Technically my #halloweenbucketlist item was apple PICKING, but we did pick up some apples and apple cider (hard) and apple cider donuts at the orchard, so I'm calling that close enough :-D

#Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🤣👏🏻 2mo
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Witchful Thinking | Celestine Martin
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Ooh I almost forgot I had this! I hope to get to this one this month.

#witch #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

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The Dead Romantics | Ashley Poston
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This was one of my favorite reads of 2022. So wonderful and quirky. And #orange! I think. It might be pink 🤣😜. But I'm going with orange.

#OminousOctober # Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs @Clwojick

Eggs 🧡🍊🧡 2mo
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Clockmaker's Daughter | Kate Morton
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I enjoyed this. The overlapping stories and nonlinear timeline was very appealing to me. I forget how much Kate Morton's writing style engages me.

#bookspinbingo #scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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BINGO! Woot woot. Also, the tagged book is fabulous. Devastating and weird and hilarious. I love Allie Brosh.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick yay!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looking great!!! 2mo
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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed this character and her stories. A feminist mystery set in Victorian England? Yes please! Highly recommended.

Another entry on my #bookspinbingo. One benefit to having an ear infection: I've gotten a LOT of reading finished. Only one more book for a bingo!

#scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#theunreadshelfproject2022

UwannaPublishme Hope you‘re feeling better! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
FlowerFairy Ear infections are the worst! Feel better soon. Veronica Speedwell is a fantastic character. 2mo
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A Brushstroke with Death | Bethany Blake
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This was enjoyable. Enough so that I'm annoyed there aren't anymore in the series yet 🤣🤣. I do relish a story about a modern #witch.

3 🧹🧹🧹 (instead of stars...get it? Sigh. I'll see myself out)

#scarathlon2022 #BookSpinBingo #teamslaughter #OminousOctober @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

Eggs Great double play! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 😆🙌 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Oh this was so much fun! I absolutely want to live in Graves Glen. A quick, spicy Halloween flavored romance. Highly recommended.

#BookSpinBingo #Doublespin #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#botm

Clwojick Woohoo! I enjoyed it too, and am looking towards the second one. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Next up: HALLOWEEN 🎃🖤🎃

#Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

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I think a sick day is the perfect time to watch this.

#Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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I read this a while ago (apparently 9 years ago 😳), but it works for the #spices prompt.

I adore these books. I know I've raved about them before, but the audio versions are just fantastic.

#OminousOctober #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs I have one on my shelf!! 2mo
gossamerchild @Eggs ❤️❤️ 2mo
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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Guess I have a theme going on with this author 🫢🤣. Another unread book.

#night #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🍫 2mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Another book featuring a #ghost. Of sorts.

Also nother one of my 5,000 #unreadshelfproject2022 books. Sigh. 🤣🤣

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter
@Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 🤣🤣 5,000 unread books. So relatable. 2mo
gossamerchild @Clwojick that's an exaggeration. But my actual number is way over 400 😳😳 2mo
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Please note I'm 71% finished with this audio. It freaked me out so much I haven't picked it back up 😁🫢. This is probably the closest I'll get to a #scream when it comes to a book.

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick It‘s creepy, but good! 2mo
Sleepswithbooks I can‘t wait to read this!! It‘s in my pile! 2mo
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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger
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A book about a #ghost. I've been meaning to read this for so long, but have been hesitating as I loved TTTW so much.

#OminousOctober @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs
#Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

Bookworm54 Same for me, still sat on my shelves 😂 2mo
Eggs Great cover 👍🏼😱🖤 2mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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I love it when books have tiny illustrations at the beginning of the chapters. This one has cats and #candles !

#OminousOctober @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

Eggs I agree!! 2mo
Kshakal I loved this book so much! 2mo
gossamerchild @Kshakal oooh yay! It's on my tbr list for this month. I'm glad to hear it's good! 2mo
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I should really print this out and post it somewhere as a reminder to be kinder to myself 😳

#amreading

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I refuse to take another picture of the cover of this, as it's truly hideous. I've never liked a book so much that I hated to look at and touch. Weird reading experience 🤣

That being said, I loved this! And I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first Miss Marple. I was taken aback by her not being the narrator, though. I will be reading the next in this series.

#teamslaughter #scarathlon2022

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Here are my selections for #bookspin and #doublespin. #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

zezeki The ex hex is my double spin as well. 😄 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 2mo
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This was somewhere between so-so and a pick, so I'll be generous and round up to a pick. I have a question for people who have read more in this series; I'll put that below in the comments with a spoiler tag.

#TeamSlaughter #buddyread #Scarathlon2022 @clwojick

gossamerchild I forgot to mention I found 109 words, so I get 1090 points for #wordsearch.

So, if you've read more in this series, does the implied love triangle turn into anything, or is she a reasonable human being and focus on one person at a time? I know this book is fairly old, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was an ongoing love triangle, but that would be enough to make me NOT read anymore of the series. I would also be okay with a poly relationship.
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CogsOfEncouragement I read this a few years ago, gave it 3 stars but thought it was a little too boring to continue with the series. For Team Slaughter I‘m being a good sport though and giving it another go. I skipped to book five which is set at Halloween (Fudge Cupcake Murder). Hannah is still torn between Norman and Mike, and apparently still casually dating both. I‘m not halfway through yet: Norman is out of town, and a dead body cancelled a date with Mike. 2mo
gossamerchild @CogsOfEncouragement thank you! That saves me some irritation :-D It's funny to me how dated this book was, considering it's only 22 years old. I think I will hold off on continuing the series then. 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement Yeah. I‘m halfway through now and bored with this writing again. My mom really likes this book series though, so it pleases some people. I mean obviously, Fluke has published over 25 Hannah Swenson mysteries, people are buying it. 2mo
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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This book has nothing to do with a #campfire, but it's absolutely something I could see myself reading around a campfire. Just to freak myself out. This is one of my favorite seasonal reads and I'll probably have to pick it up again this fall. There's something so satisfying about a slow burn, epistolary vampire story.

#OminousOctober #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @clwojick @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Eggs Perfect 🤩 2mo
Soubhiville Ok now I need to read this right away. Wonder how soon I can get to the library… 2mo
gossamerchild @Soubhiville oh my goodness, it is SO good! I hope you can get it 🎉 2mo
sprainedbrain I love this book! ❤️ 2mo
Ddzmini Agree 🤗📖 2mo
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Devolution | Max Brooks
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I apparently finished this on October 31, 2020. Completely appropriate. I'm a little bummed I don't have it to read this year, because it was really, really fun. Especially the audio version, as it has a full cast. It's superb! An excellent choice for a #creature feature :-)

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #TeamSlaughter @clwojick @staycurious

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Okay, here's my #bookspinbingo for #Scarathlon2022. I think I'll add the titles as I read them.

Thank you, @TheAromaofBooks for doing this. It'll also help me work on #theunreadshelfproject2022.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 2mo
Clwojick Awesome! 2mo
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September was a fantastic reading month. The numbers were a little lower than usual, but these were all 4 or 5 star reads.

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Hocus Pocus | Kurt Vonnegut
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Okey dokey. Starting my #Scarathlon2022 movie portion with this classic 🧹🧙🪄

#teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🦇🎃 2mo
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A Brushstroke with Death | Bethany Blake
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Two on my #scarathlon2022 #tbr. I do believe the Agatha Christie is the ugliest edition I've ever seen. But it is #black and there's a #cat on the other one! Here's hoping I actually read them 😂😂

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #OminousOctober #teamslaughter

@Clwojick @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Clwojick 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Eggs Great double play!! 2mo
gossamerchild @Eggs thanks :-D
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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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And lastly, my #autumnalbucketlist. This is a little short, but the month is gonna be busy!

#teamslaughter #Scarathlon2022

@Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🦇 2mo
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Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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Here is my #watchlist for #Scarathlon2022. Probably a bit ambitious, but luckily I'm married to someone whose favorite hobby is watching movies, whose favorite movie genre is horror, and whose birthday happens to be October 31 😀 'tis a good month for both of us.

Just under the wire for #earlybirdpoints.

#teamslaughter
@clwojick

Clwojick Yayyyy! Say hello to my fellow Scorpion! I‘m a November 1st baby! 2mo
gossamerchild @Clwojick sweet! Happy early birthday! 2mo
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This book is really getting me in my... Thoughts? Brain? Wherever it is I spend too much time worrying 😃

#amreading

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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Doesn't matter how I do this, I can't get all the titles in one shot 🤣🤣. Oh well.

I decided I wanted to try #bookspin for #scarathlon2022. So here are the first 15 titles 😁. Guess I'll post the rest in another one.

@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick #teamslaughter

Clwojick Great list! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! 2mo
gossamerchild @clwojick @thearomaofbooks thank you! This is such a fantastic idea. It's nice to have a plan, even when I don't follow it 😆 2mo
Clwojick Agreed! I almost never fully follow a plan! Lol 2mo
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Excellent, as always.

#tolkien #lotr #fellowshipofthering

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False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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I think I've finally finished my #Scarathlon2022 #tbr for a few more #earlybird points.

The #buddyread titles for #TeamSlaughter include Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke and False Witness by Karin Slaughter. The other titles have either been on my shelf for a while or things I thought were seasonally and/or subject appropriate :-D

I'm great at making lists, and not so great at follow through, so we'll see how it goes!

@Clwojick

Clwojick Grave Reservations was fun! 2mo
gossamerchild @Clwojick ooh good! That's been on my tbr list for a while. 2mo
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Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Oh my goodness, this was LOVELY! I randomly picked this up at work (a library) and a day later I finished it. A Regency fairy tale romance - pretty much hits all my buttons! Spice level is low. LOVED THIS!

iread2much The rest of the books in the series are also excellent! 3mo
gossamerchild @iread2much I am SO glad to hear that. I'm probably going to binge the rest ☺️☺️ 3mo
iread2much @gossamerchild I think you‘ll enjoy them@😊 2mo
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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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Here's the link to the signup: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrAKF_4P5QR-kJDU9lrhzW7PQata8xPbqkHpE7...

I'm really excited to join in #Scarathlon2022, and strangely a wee bit nervous. Let's do this!

#earlybirdpoints #teamslaughter

@Clwojick

Clwojick Don‘t be nervous! I swear it‘ll be a blast! 🦇🦇 3mo
gossamerchild @Clwojick oh I know. I am really excited, too 🤩🤩 3mo
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