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jb72

Joined September 2017

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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 🙏🏻 1d
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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 2d
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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 2d
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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! ❤️🐶 1w
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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! 1w
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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!💙📘 2w
jb72 @TheSpineView They are both so much fun. I could spend way too much time browsing used books. 2w
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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. 2w
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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! 😆 3w
Crazeedi Omg, I can't even😏 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn you are a youngster!! 3w
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jb72 @wanderinglynn @Crazeedi 50 is coming way too fast! 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi yes, but I feel like I should be about 20 years younger than I am! 😆 3w
wanderinglynn @jb72 Right?!? Too darn fast. 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn I know, I do too, that never changes, 😏😉 3w
Crazeedi @jb72 it only goes faster from there!!! 3w
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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💙 1mo
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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!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are feeling better!! 1mo
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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!! 1mo
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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 1mo
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. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I will definitely check this one out!! 1mo
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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!) 1mo
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). 1mo
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. 1mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 I love all these! Great job! 1mo
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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!!! 1mo
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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!! 2mo
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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 🧜‍♀️ 2mo
ElizaMarie Awe manatees!!!! 2mo
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin

I really enjoyed the comic style book about women pioneers.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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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!!! 2mo
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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!! 2mo
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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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Mehso-so

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!!! 2mo
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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! 3mo
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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! 5mo
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! 5mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 Ooo that's awesome (the yoga streak!) 5mo
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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!!! 5mo
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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!! 5mo
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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! 5mo
AkashaVampie wow sweetie. That is gorgeous!!! You should do a business!! 5mo
5feet.of.fury Love that fabric! How fun! 5mo
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FlowerFairy Beautiful!!! 5mo
Kdgordon88 Adorable! 5mo
AmyG Yes. Love the pattern! 5mo
AmyK1 So cute! 5mo
wanderinglynn Love that fabric! 5mo
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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!! 5mo
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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!! 6mo
ElizaMarie I was disappointed too with the Janes but.. I overall really enjoyed this one :) 6mo
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. 6mo
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#bookspinbingo #chunkysummerchallenge = 278 pages

This was about a 2.5 stars for me so I rounded up to 3 stars on GR. The last 70 pages or so is what pushed it for me. I didn‘t like any of the characters except the dead girl until those last few pages. The character growth is good at the end.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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The Secret | Rhonda Byrne
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#positive #thinkpositivebepositive

My new sign from Hobby Lobby 💗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it!! 6mo
AkashaVampie So cute! 6mo
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 6mo
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#selfcarebingo

I‘ve been watching the Simpsons
Adulting: spring cleaning
I vented to my best friend about stupid shit at home
Playing Angry Birds and a new family island game
Made a vision board with my SO daughter yesterday

ElizaMarie These are so so great!!! 6mo
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#chunkysummerchallenge

Every year I work on my own personal chunky summer challenge. For me this entails a page count challenge and longer books. June 1 - Sept 30 - feel free to join me with your own goals. Tag me and use the above hashtag.

Goals:
1. Finish Les Mis
2. Read 10,000 pages
3. Read 20 books
4. Work on series bingo
5. Focus on kryptonite book list

jb72 @elizamarie here is my summer chunky challenge. These are my goals so far. 6mo
ElizaMarie I thought you had finished Les Mis. But yeah you will enjoy it of course. Hmm.. I loved Plain Janes! And of course Pet Semetary is a favorite!!! 6mo
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

June 2021 #bookspin list

Numbers 16 & 17 depend on if those books come in at the library this month. Otherwise I‘ll leave them open for other library books or buddy reads.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

Fangirl - I love Rowell‘s writing. She just has a way with words. Admittedly this is only second book of hers I‘ve read. I don‘t normally read YA, but I did enjoy this book (except for the interrupting Simon sections). Cath grew as a person through the book which is what I look forward to in characters. Levi was such an amazing and even character. Wren while a secondary character also was improving at the end.

jb72 DNF for Self Esteem - my brain is just not in the mood for it at the moment. 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence I also loved Attachments by Rowell. 6mo
jb72 @LiteraryinLititz Thanks for the recommendation! My library has that in ebook. 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks I really love Fangirl a lot - one of my dreams is for Rowell to write a parallel book that focuses on Wren during the same first year at college. And I totally agree with @LiteraryinLititz - I love Attachments!!! 6mo
jb72 @TheAromaofBooks Eliza and I were just talking about how it would be nice to seen Wren‘s story. 6mo
Bianca I love this book! 6mo
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks I want her to write a sequel with Cath and Levi married with kids! Although I really like your idea too! 6mo
jb72 @Megabooks that would be cool too 6mo
ElizaMarie I feel like we might need to buddy read Attachments soon! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks - I like truly love Cath and Levi together and would be way into a sequel of them being happily married with a little family!!! I like to think they also have a set of twins! 6mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie I agree! I did put the ebook on hold at the library. It says I‘m #2 on the wait list. I‘ll have to browse today and see if they have the physical copy. 6mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 I put it on hold too but its about a month (probably longer!) 6mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie I figure my digital hold will take about a month too. Maybe we can aim for sometime in July. (edited) 6mo
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#selfcarebingo

*Foot soak last night for my eczema
*Sent some funny memes to my friends who were having a rough day
*I take naps most days 😴
*Ate breakfast outside this morning
*Binged my favorite YouTube creator
*Lit a new candle and did some crystal cleansing last night

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#two4tuesday

1. Well I‘m not sure about Greek, but two goddesses I like:
Freya - she has a chariot pulled by cats (Norse)
Seshat - Egyptian goddess of wisdom, knowledge, writing

2. Tagged - Artemis and also I recently read an Egyptian god book called The Book of Two Ways which was 👎🏻 for me.

I‘ll tag @AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie @Crazeedi @Bookworm54 @ErinSueMreads

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 7mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!! 7mo
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The Greatest Secret | Rhonda Byrne
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#seriesbingo #justanothergraphicmonday #seriesaday

Four books crossed off my series bingo! Currently working on Bewitched & Betrothed.

AkashaVampie Great job sweetie. I really need to get my butt into gear on my reading. I think I need something taken away before I read and if I want it back I need to read! Just like a kid... haha! 7mo
jb72 @AkashaVampie For sure! I actually like to play my angry birds in the morning so I listen to audiobooks during that time. Also I make time to read at night before bedtime. It‘s nice to relax at night in bed with a good book. 7mo
AkashaVampie @jb72 yeah... my problem is that I just pass out from the day. Haha 7mo
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Crazeedi Wow, doing great!! 7mo
jb72 @Crazeedi Thanks! I don‘t read many series, but these few I‘ve definitely been drawn into. 7mo
Crazeedi @jb72 as many series as I read I need to do a series bingo! Maybe I'll make my bookspinbingo next month a series read!! 7mo
jb72 @Crazeedi that‘s a great idea! 7mo
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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 4 | Skottie Young
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#bookspinbingo

Last book - abrupt ending but fitting. @ElizaMarie - do you think there will be any more? Or is this the last installment? Great series.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
Tera66 I love this series!😀 I think I need to still read 3 and 4. 7mo
jb72 @Tera66 once you finish, you‘ll have to let me know your thoughts! It‘s so much fun to read. 7mo
Tera66 @jb72 Agreed, it's hilarious! 7mo
ElizaMarie I was hoping that there will be more. I love the characters and the drawing - its a great mix of cute/gory and just a right blend of it. (fingers crossed there is more!) 6mo
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#bookspinbingo #free

Great guide to getting started with lots of good tips.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
ElizaMarie Stacked this one! I think it sounds like it might be worth a read or listen to 6mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie I must say it has made all the difference in my motivation and habits lately. It helped me a lot. 6mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 I just put a hold on the library for the audiobook :) 6mo
jb72 @ElizaMarie I listened to the audiobook as well. Such a calm voice. 6mo
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#bookspinbingo

I listened to this book. Frankly this is a book that needs your full attention and a hard copy to follow along. I enjoyed this book, and am thinking of purchasing a copy for my own library and reread. It touches on quantum physics and forces you to rethink aspects of your life.

TheAromaofBooks Love it when you read a book & know you have to have your own copy!!! 7mo
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

Finally got my bingo card made

bibliobliss Nice 7mo
Megabooks Looks great! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
Tera66 Nice! 7mo
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House of Secrets | Lowell Cauffiel
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Probably true crime - tagged book was the first true crime I read and it was a horrid story.

2. Maybe Hex - that old lady kept popping up everywhere

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 📖📚👍 7mo
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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#bookspin #doublespin

May 2021 list - I‘m on time this month! My reading has been slow and all over the place. Hopefully in May I can focus better and get back on track.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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