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jb72

Joined September 2017

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Interesting and informative book. Definitely brought attention to finding ways to make money or at the beginning learning financial goals. The author is a bit abrupt, but sometimes we need that to open our eyes to finding a new and better way (in money and other areas of our lives).

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#BFC2022 No March update as I‘ve been in a funk.

April Goals:
1. Eat better - less sugar
2. Exercise 3 times a week
3. Camp NaNoWriMo - write/edit/study 3 times a week
4. Read 10 books
5. Finish current WIP - cross stitch project

wanderinglynn Great goals! You got this! 🎉 And Camp NaNo! 🙌🏻 I‘m traveling in April so I‘m not participating this time around but I‘ll cheer you on. 2mo
wanderinglynn (And no update/admitting to being in a funk is an update, so I gave you credit for Mar 😉). 2mo
jb72 @wanderinglynn Thanks 😊 I‘m going to need the cheering. I did spend 30 minutes yesterday reading my story and making some notes. 2mo
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#bookspin #readmyroom

Here is my bookspin list. My plan is to have a better reading month in April.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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#justanothergraphicmonday

A cute and cool graphic novel. There were a few panels I had a hard time following, but they all came together in the end. Thanks @ElizaMarie

ElizaMarie I am glad you liked it. It was just cutesy nothing heavy which sometimes is where it is at! 2mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie Exactly that! Something fun to read. I love nonfiction but sometimes I want to read fun and fluffy. 2mo
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The Strangest Secret | Earl Nightingale
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#audiocrafting #crossstitch

Cross stitch while listening to an audiobook. This book was super short but packed full of information and challenges.

julesG This is going to turn out great. 2mo
jb72 @julesG Thanks! I have a couple of stitches to redo but overall it‘s going pretty easy. 2mo
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#artmagick #mollyroberts

I preordered the first book for 2022. I was so excited when Molly announced her first book release that I went to Amazon and preordered it. She is one of my favorite YouTubers/Patreon makers.

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#sundaysoapbox

My reading tastes are sometimes not really in line with mainstream.

Some I do recommend are:

Annie Freeman‘s Fabulous Traveling Funeral
Dracula
A Walk In The Woods
Ex Libris
I Hate Fairyland
Pumpkinheads
Night
The Snowy Day
IT
What‘s Eating Gilbert Grape
The Gargoyle
To Kill A Mockingbird
Unbroken

Nonfiction and horror are my two favorite genres. I‘ve really come to enjoy horror graphic novels.

ElizaMarie Oooo some great ones there! I think its time for me to re-read I Hate FairyLand. I loved that one so much! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good ones! Thank you for playing!! 📚🙌🏻 4mo
Blueberry I enjoyed listening to A Walk in the Woods with each of my sons in the car. 4mo
jb72 @Blueberry I listened to it at work a few years ago and laughed out loud a few times. 4mo
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Chair Yoga | Kristin McGee
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#BFC2022

Book goal - 4 books
Fitness goal - chair yoga one time per week and meditation one time per week

I never get sick, but this past December I got pneumonia and covid - hospitalized for 5 days. I‘ve had pneumonia twice before so I know how hard the recovery can be. This January is all about recovery for me. Gaining back my strength and then some. Resting. Putting myself first when it comes to good health.

jb72 Jan 7 - one chair yoga completed - one breathing exercise completed - two graphic novels read 4mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 and excellent progress! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Julsmarshall Sending healing vibes-way to work towards those goals! 4mo
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jb72 @Julsmarshall and @wanderinglynn Thanks 😊 I‘ve found the older I get, the more I should be focusing on my health and well being. 4mo
rockpools That sounds brutal - wishing you a strong, healthy new year! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no! I hope you feel better soon ❤️‍🩹 4mo
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#Two4Tuesday

1. I am NOT a snow lover at all. I absolutely hate winter weather. We did get snow this week. My plan is to stay inside for the next few weeks.

2. If it‘s cold outside, I want to stay inside. While snow can be lovely to look at through the window, I have no desire to be out in it.

TheSpineView Agree with on snow! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

I‘m sticking with my original list for my bookspin this month. These are books I‘d like to focus on this coming year. The free spaces give me a bit of wiggle room for mood reading.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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#justanothergraphicmonday

Issue 17 - another good grunge art read. This is the beginning of Erica‘s journey.

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#justanothergraphicmonday

First quick book for the new year. This series is really starting to grow on me. Issue 16 - great grunge artwork.

AkashaVampie It sounds spooky!!! 4mo
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84, Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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#wondrouswednesday

1. Well I read 64 books. My greatest challenge was (is) recovering from pneumonia and covid at the moment.

2. Tagged book along with Something Is Killing the Children and I Hate Fairyland.

3. A lot more reading - making the time to sit and read. Work on a reading journal. Creativity.

ElizaMarie Ooo i loved I hate Fairyland!!! I still need to try the other one again. Also… speedy recovery to you! 5mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie it took me a bit to get into the other one but I‘m glad I stuck to it. 5mo
marleed I hope you feel better soon. 5mo
jb72 @marleed Thanks! 😊 5mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🎈 5mo
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#audiobook #audiostitching #crossstitch

Working on a Christmas present while listening to an audiobook for library book club tomorrow.

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Winter Love | Norah Hess
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#litsylovewinterswap

My package went in the mail today! @babyruth2510 - my package did arrive all safe and sound from you. I‘m super excited to open it.

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#readmyroom #22booksin22

In 2022, I‘m going to challenge myself to read books I own. @AkashaVampie created the #readmyroom challenge which I‘m combining with my #22booksin22 challenge. The free spaces must be books I own as well, but I wanted to give myself room for mood reading. Please feel free to join along. Tag me in your lists and reading your owned books. If you want to be tagged in my updates, let me know.

AkashaVampie @LitsyEvents check out this other challenge for next yr. 5mo
Bookworm54 Sounds good! 5mo
Texreader I‘d love to give this a try! 5mo
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jb72 @Bookworm54 Maybe it‘ll get some of the books I own actually read! If you make a list, make sure you tag me. 5mo
jb72 @Texreader Awesome! I can‘t wait to see your list! 5mo
ElizaMarie Great list! (of course, I want to be tagged). I was thinking of doing the same, but... not sure if I have an official list yet. But maybe just try to do 22 books I own. It's a bit rough to plan so well. Anyway... please keep taking me! 5mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie I know you‘ve said we could buddy read PS. Would you still like to do that? Maybe around March? 5mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 sounds great! 5mo
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Having hot cocoa puts me in a Christmas mood.

2. I‘m looking forward to reading the library book club selection: The City Baker‘s Guide To Country Living.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Enjoy your holiday season! ❤🎄💚 6mo
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#audiostitching #crossstitch

This was a detailed and very well researched book (especially for it‘s time). While there are a couple of contradictions and a one or two points I disagree with, it‘s definitely a pick. I learned a lot and am glad to have expanded my knowledge.

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#wondrouswednesday

1. Yikes 😳 - Kris Radish, Mike Rowe, Juliet Blackwell are three that come to mind.
2. Gilbert Grape
3. Daily Magic

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🍁

Eggs Thanks for playing 🙏🏻 6mo
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#justanothergraphicmonday

I stumbled across this after buying The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. The cover is amazing. The premise is interesting. This #0 is super short so not much to go on yet, but intriguing.

AkashaVampie This author is on my list to read... I've heard good things 6mo
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Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! | Charles M. Schulz
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#Two4Tuesday

1. IF I get my hoarding desk under control tomorrow, my plan is to just read as much as I can. Thankfully I‘ll be alone with my pets for some nice quiet time.

2. Mashed potatoes 🥔 🤤

TheSpineView Quiet time sounds so nice. Happy Thanksgiving 6mo
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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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Scout really misses me when I am gone for the day. It‘s rough protecting the home by himself. #litsydogs
He‘s super special and I feel lucky to have him.

wanderinglynn So sweet! ❤️🐶 6mo
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#Two4Tuesday

1. My was 52 and so far I‘ve read 60.
2. I‘d like to read the tagged book by the end of the year. (And maybe a few others)

TheSpineView Doing great on goals! Thanks for playing! 6mo
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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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#two4tuesday

1. I‘ll visit any bookstore anytime! I especially loved Mr. Kay‘s and Malaprops in Asheville.

2. Before my smart phone I used to keep a list of books I‘d need when I went to my local dollar used bookstore in Florida.

TheSpineView I love Mr. Ks and Malaprops also!💙📘 6mo
jb72 @TheSpineView They are both so much fun. I could spend way too much time browsing used books. 6mo
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#novelnovember

I haven‘t been able to participate in these the past few months, but I am ready this month. My goal will be to catch up on my library books. I have a couple of graphic novels and cookbooks to read through. Hosted by @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you back with us again. Life can get very busy. 6mo
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Music of the 1980s | Thomas Harrison
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😵‍💫 👀

wanderinglynn That‘s right. Because that means I‘m sliding towards 50 😳 But I swear 1999 was just a couple of years ago! 😆 6mo
Crazeedi Omg, I can't even😏 6mo
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn you are a youngster!! 6mo
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jb72 @wanderinglynn @Crazeedi 50 is coming way too fast! 6mo
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi yes, but I feel like I should be about 20 years younger than I am! 😆 6mo
wanderinglynn @jb72 Right?!? Too darn fast. 6mo
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn I know, I do too, that never changes, 😏😉 6mo
Crazeedi @jb72 it only goes faster from there!!! 6mo
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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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#wondrouswednesday

No, but I have plans to start a journal.
It‘s been okay. I‘ve finished 5 books so far.
Grateful: my children, good weather, great pets, good books

Eggs You are Blessed💙 7mo
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#litsylove

It‘s been a minutes since I‘ve sent out some #litsylove. I‘ve been battling some migraines for two months. I‘m trying to get back into sending some letters. I do apologize for the lack of letter writing.

Also consider the dog fur a bonus 🤪😏 🐶 🐱

Crazeedi I hear you, I've been MIA on my writing too, but I'm planning on getting a bunch written tomorrow!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are feeling better!! 7mo
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin #cross-stitch

This is a fantastic and fun spooky cross stitch book. There are quite a few creepy cute patterns. The author has a short poem for each one along with a few sentences to describe her ideas behind the pattern.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin

This is one of the best organizing books I have read. She goes into what kind of clutter bug you are and what is the best way to contain your stuff. My office is a hoarder‘s mess and my goal is to start making it work for me. I‘ve already ordered some supplies. I‘ll be sorting the piles of paper once my stuff arrives.

ElizaMarie Super excited that you enjoyed that book. I am happy we can talk about this journey together!!! #NewYearNewYou 7mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie Me too! My plan is to find 21 things today to donate or throw away. I‘m also going to try out a morning/evening routine list. I‘m not sure yet what to put on it. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I will definitely check this one out!! 7mo
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ElizaMarie @jb72 I struggle so much with routines! I would be interested to know what yours consisted of. I think I am gonna try to clean/organize 15 min when I get home today. Also plan on cleaning out my work bag (which is a bottomless pit of everything and nothing!) 7mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie I also struggle with routine as well. I‘ve never been one to have this set routine. It‘s always been “go with whatever” works in the moment. Work bags have always been a collection of everything for me (same with my purse). 7mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie This is a work in progress. Evening routine: straighten living room (normally if just me it doesn‘t get overly messy), make sure all dishes are done. Morning routine: (maybe) make bed, vacuum living room rug, do one load of laundry. 7mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 I love all these! Great job! 7mo
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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

This was a library book club selection (discussion takes place tomorrow. I was surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this book.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin

This was an okay book. There was some useful and good information in it, but the few grammatical errors detracted from the quality. Overall a generally informational read.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 7mo
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Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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#PLC #mermaids

I never discount legend type cryptids. Maybe they were real at some point. Maybe they still are today and stay hidden. I‘ve seen a few weird videos which could be mermaids. Plus manatees are mermaids! Have you ever seen the mermaids of Weeki Wachee? So much fun!

jb72 Yes I would befriend a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ 7mo
ElizaMarie Awe manatees!!!! 7mo
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin

I really enjoyed the comic style book about women pioneers.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

This series is getting better with each volume. I am looking forward to volume 4 in January!

#justanothergraphicmonday

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin

Bingo card ready to go. I have a few extra free spaces because I finished a couple of books on the last days of September.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 7mo
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#BFC21

1. Read from my #bookspin TBR
2. Chair yoga 3x a week
3. Tarot spread 1x a week
4. Limit sugary foods (maybe one treat per week)

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A funny book…short and to the point too!

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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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As relevant today as it was over 30 years ago.

Another October #bookspin off the list to be replaced with a free spot.

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Cat Person | Seo Kim
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The cat comics were cute and made me smile. The rest of the book was okay but not great. The artwork wasn‘t what I expected, not good, but each artist has her own style.

This will come off my next month #bookspin and be replaced with a free space.

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo #octoberTBR

I haven‘t been prepared these past couple of months for #bookspin. I decided to make my list a few days early for October. If I‘m able to finish any of these books in September then I‘ll just add a free spot for something scary.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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Too many books! | Caroline Feller Bauer
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#WondrousWednesday

1. I‘d say at least ten at the moment.
2. I wish I could read all the books in a year (or at least 200).
3. I would say I almost always buy Kris Radish when she releases a book.
4. Waking up and feeling a bit better.

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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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#Two4Tuesday

1. The only book I can think of that had a small sports component to it is Unbroken. Louie was an Olympic contender before the war.

2. I do not watch sports on TV.

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView - for some reason I‘m a day off and thought it was Tuesday today 🤦🏼‍♀️

TheSpineView No worries any day works. Thanks for playing! 9mo
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#selfcarebingo

Binge : I‘ve been watching The Librarians and I watched 3 Teagarden movies. I love Candace Bure.
Yoga : I have started chair yoga - it‘s not easy
Pictures : I‘ve taken lots of pics this week of cats (I‘m watching her cats while she‘s on vacation)

I‘m very grateful to Eliza for setting up these bingos each month. Thank you!

ElizaMarie Awe. I love this! I love the picture of your kitty. Also, congrats on working on chair ygoa! Super proud of you for taking that step! You are amazing! 10mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie Pumpkin and Baby go back to their mom (my daughter Noelle) tomorrow. Also I‘ve done chair yoga three days in a row! 10mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 Ooo that's awesome (the yoga streak!) 10mo
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#bookspin #doublespin

I‘m using the same books with just a few swaps for July. I didn‘t get a lot of reading done in June. I did finish volume I of Les Mis so I am on to volume II this month. Plus two of the books didn‘t arrive yet at the library.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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#bookspinbingo

Finished this book a few days ago. The author‘s take on writing is firm and fast. While I don‘t agree with everything he said, I can see where trying some of his techniques could be helpful.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Sewing For Dummies | Jan Saunders Maresh
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I made a beach bag for my daughter today. She‘s going to Hawaii this week. #audiosewing

Soubhiville Cute! 11mo
AkashaVampie wow sweetie. That is gorgeous!!! You should do a business!! 11mo
5feet.of.fury Love that fabric! How fun! 11mo
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FlowerFairy Beautiful!!! 11mo
Kdgordon88 Adorable! 11mo
AmyG Yes. Love the pattern! 11mo
AmyK1 So cute! 11mo
wanderinglynn Love that fabric! 11mo
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That Book Woman | Heather Henson
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#bookspinbingo #chunksummerchallenge - 814 pages

Women delivered books on horseback in the Appalachian areas starting around 1935. What an amazing feat! I live in eastern KY and I‘m still surprised at the amount of adults and children who cannot read or write. Teach a child to read and the whole world opens up for them!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 11mo
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Plain Janes | Cecil Castellucci
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#bookspinbingo #justanothergraphicmonday #chunkysummerchallenge = total 774 pages

I wasn‘t sure about this one. It definitely had its ups and downs which added to the ending. I felt somewhat disappointed with the Janes after their summer break like they were sort of ditching Jane. But they pulled it together. Payne was a PIA for sure.

#5 for #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
ElizaMarie I was disappointed too with the Janes but.. I overall really enjoyed this one :) 11mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie And Damien? Wanting to just be friends? He really liked Jane. I‘m glad he changed his mind. But that asking to the dance scene was not very nice. 11mo
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