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Kimberlone

Kimberlone

Joined May 2016

hp⚡️ twain⚓️ shakespeare🕯beatles💎 alaska🏔 | GR: www.goodreads.com/kimberlone
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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
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A Year in Poetry: 108 Poems by Shirley Schnabele
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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Combo of stats screenshots from Goodreads and The Storygraph.

Btw, my username is the same on both sites; anyone is welcome to befriend me :)

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The start of 2022 has been quite chaotic for me - returned from vacation and immediately got sick with COVID. This is on top of spending the final months of 2021 recovering from breaking my leg in October. I am finally getting back above water and ready to post my 2021 year in review.

I was tagged by @Nute to do the #Top21of21. My top reads represent a variety of genres, but I have to say I only had a handful of 5 ⭐️ reads this year.

marleed Wowza. Here‘s to the rest of the year being healthy and happy! 6d
Suet624 Jeepers! I hope 2022 is better for you. 6d
AmyG Hoping 2022 is a healthy one! 6d
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Butterfinger As I was reading, I was thinking to myself, - isn't she the one who broke her leg in Paris? I'm glad it's starting to finally look up for you. 6d
readordierachel That's a lot! Hope the rest of the year is smooth sailing 6d
TheBookHippie 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤍🤍🤍🤍🕯🕯🕯🕯 6d
IamIamIam It can only go up from here! Be well! 5d
Kimberlone @marleed @Suet624 @AmyG @Butterfinger @readordierachel @TheBookHippie @IamIamIam thank you all for the well wishes, I am optimistic about the rest of 2022, though it‘s going to be a wild and busy summer as I am in the wedding party for two weddings and have two others I will be attending. 4d
kspenmoll So sorry you started off the new year sick! Hope now you are recovered! 4d
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | Quentin Tarantino
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In the airport getting ready to head back home after a week in Phoenix. This is the only reading pic I took while we were in vacation. Unfortunately there were only a couple of pool-worthy days as it was unseasonably cool and rainy. Didn‘t get too much reading done this week, but I did finish about half of this on the sunny days!

Will post my #WinterGames final points tomorrow when I have a chance to do my final tally of bingos, etc.

vivastory I hope you had a nice vacation, despite the lack of pool weather 2w
jewright It‘s negative degrees here with snow. That looks marvelous! 2w
Kimberlone @jewright that is what I am going back to at home so I am still grateful for weather in the 50s/60s! 2w
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StayCurious Looks a lot warmer than where I am, haha 2w
Saknicole 🔥 🔥 🔥 1w
Nute Four months (maybe five) to go until days like that!☀️🙂 7d
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Scottsdale, Arizona | Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
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Getting vacation started off right with some margaritas and chips n guac. No reading yet since we were on the red eye, but I will keep Litsy updated with any future reading.

vivastory Enjoy! Safe travels🍸✈️ 3w
AmyG Have a wonderful vacation! 3w
Suet624 Yummy! Have a great time! 3w
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BarbaraBB Enjoy 🥰 3w
SRWCF A tank top in December? I'll take it! Enjoy! 3w
WJCintron I had guac toasts for breakfast today!! I LOVE guac!! Have an amazing vacation! 3w
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This was a Kindle deal I‘ve had sitting in my library for awhile that I decided to pick up on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! A good historical romance using the marriage of convenience trope that doesn‘t skimp on the development of the romance. While the romantic tension was well developed, be aware that there‘s no explicit sex scenes, though sex is more than alluded to, it‘s just not described in detail.

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Couldn‘t find the reviewed book in the Litsy database. Tagged is the first in the series.

I didn‘t realize this was connected to the tagged book until I started listening, but tagged was much better. Didn‘t care for either MC of this book, too much “single dad drama,” and the dialogue was too cringe. The narration made it even worse as I was annoyed by both the female and male narrators. The voice put on for the son was so grating.

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I was introduced to Didion when I was assigned to read Slouching Towards Bethlehem in my Literature of the American West class in college. I subsequently devoured The White Album. This might be the impetus for me to explore her fiction finally.

Emilymdxn Very very sad news, she was such a great writer. I haven‘t read all of her books but I strongly recommend the tagged book as a great starting point 3w
vivastory I can't believe this!! This is horrible news. Her first 2 essay collections, especially Slouching Towards Bethlehem, are among my favorite books of the yr (edited) 3w
Kimberlone @Emilymdxn @vivastory such an incredible writer. A huge loss to the literary world, but the silver lining is there are still so many of her works I‘ve not yet read 3w
vivastory @Kimberlone I've read Play It As etc & two essay collections. I'll definitely be reading more 3w
CarolynM She was a wonderful writer, I'm so sad she has left us. I've read 2 of her novels, Play It As It Lays and Democracy. Very different from one another, but both excellent. 3w
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Planning on hitting many of these once I start my winter break (Friday!).

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #HolidayLaughs

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One more day of work (tomorrow) and then I am free until January 3rd! Looking forward to lots of reading and some sunny days, since we will be in AZ the 26th through the 2nd!

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #HolidayLaughs

vivastory I hope you have a good break! 📚📚 4w
sblbooks Same here! I have to work half a day, off at 12. 4w
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Dora and the Winter Games | Martha T. Ottersley
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Week 3 was light - 177 points for the week, coming to 22,998 total for the month so far. I am hoarding all of my bingos and word search points until the end of the event to count up.

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers

StayCurious Great job! 4w
Saknicole Lol I never know what‘s going on in these posts. I hope you make it to the Olympics. “Is this the way to the ice?!” 4w
Kimberlone @Saknicole Doug and Kate are my inspiration always 4w
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Has anyone else started watching the new HBO Max adaptation of Station Eleven?

The first three episodes are now available, which I watched last night, and so far it is very good. I read the book back in 2018, so I can‘t say I remember everything about the plot, but it seems quite faithful, despite changes that would be expected in any book to film adaptation.

The first episode is set before Christmas, so it was unexpected holiday adjacent.

Smrloomis Ooh I have to check this out… thanks for posting 😊 1mo
sarahlandis Ahhh I loved this book but I‘m not sure I want to watch a show about a pandemic while we are in a pandemic 1mo
Kimberlone @sarahlandis totally understand, I will say there were elements of the first couple episodes that were difficult to watch, but overall it made me thankful that COVID is nowhere close to as bad as the pandemic portrayed in Station Eleven 1mo
Kimberlone @Smrloomis definitely recommend! Beautiful filmmaking and incredible acting 1mo
PaperbackPirate I just started watching it this weekend! I like it so far. I haven‘t read the book. 3w
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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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Well, I was not expecting this to be a quarantine/pandemic related read. The Birch family is quarantined together over Christmas/New Years as a result of the oldest daughter‘s return from working as a doctor abroad treating the fictional Ebola-esque Haag epidemic. Unexpected complications ensue affecting the family in humorous and tragic ways.

A great holiday read if you‘re looking for something outside of the Romance/Rom-com genre.

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vivastory 🤣😂 Why on earth is there not a Poe emoji?! 1mo
Kimberlone @vivastory totally! I would use it all the time 1mo
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IamIamIam 😂😂😂👏👏👏👏 1mo
BiblioLitten Whoa! There could be a whole book based on this! 😄 1mo
Reggie Lololol 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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This was a fun, witchy romance. I enjoyed the contemporary take on witchcraft/magic, it did actually feel unique. The romance had plenty of spice, but I think I would have been more invested in their second-chance plot if there had been a prologue or something showing them falling in love the first time at 19, rather than just being told about it. I will definitely check out future entries, as it seems like this is going to be a series.

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Dora and the Winter Games | Martha T. Ottersley
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Week 1 & 2 combined total to report: 22,826 points!

Thanks to the word game, I racked up the majority of my points probably for the month. But I lave lots more holiday reads on the docket!

StayCurious Wow! As always, so impressed 1mo
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I am a word person, and love doing these word games! I had a total of 2,230 words for 22,320 points!

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #WGWordSearch

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Another cute holiday romance. This one has a great, unique premise: Rachel, the daughter of a rabbi, is secretly the successful writer of Christmas themed romance novels, given a second chance romance with her Jewish summer camp childhood sweetheart. Appreciated the look into Hannakuh and Jewish holiday traditions, but I do think it went too much into the minutiae of overexplaining certain aspects. Also, again, too chaste and wholesome for me.

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Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America | Romance Writers of America (Organization)
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“In a fit of desire, he tore off her coat, and her scarf, and her hat, and her gloves, and her neckwarmer, and her zip-up, and her sweater, and her long-sleeve, and her turtleneck, and her snow pants, and her flannel-lined jeans, and her fleece-lined leggings, and her long underwear, and her wool socks and her other wool socks.”

🥶🥶🥶🤣

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-romance-novelist-desperately-tries-to-roma...

marleed It‘s always nice to see romance and nonfiction meet in the Midwest :) 1mo
JamieArc 😂😂. Too true! 1mo
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BookBabe 🤣🤣🤣 hopefully this is after years of marriage and not the first night of their honeymoon 1mo
Kimberlone @marleed I‘m not from the Midwest, but I definitely appreciate the sentiment of the piece as I do live in a very cold place (Alaska) and the layers of clothing description is very accurate haha 1mo
vivastory 😂🤣 1mo
Suet624 This is fantastic. 1mo
kspenmoll 😂😂 1mo
BarbaraBB Ha! 😂 1mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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A sweet, but much too wholesome, holiday romance. The twin swap plot mixes elements of the Parent Trap and Food Network-style holiday competitions. Even for a romance, the plot was too predictable for me, and the expected secret keeping caused more drama than it needed (I really never understood why the twins couldn‘t divulge their swapping to at least a couple more people). A borderline pick.

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #TeamRead

Kimberlone This one is a borrow, don‘t buy. I was lucky to win a kindle edition from a Goodreads giveaway. 1mo
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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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Finally got our baby Christmas tree set up. We never spend Christmas at our own house so we don‘t put a lot of energy into decorating, just this and some lights around the apartment. This year we are flying out to Arizona on the night of the 25th, so technically it will be our first Christmas spent just the two of us.

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #XmasTreeContest

kspenmoll So festive! 1mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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I didn‘t end up choosing this for my BOTM, since I had already won a Kindle giveaway on Goodreads, but hot chocolate is my fave! I love making Colombian style hot chocolate in the winter, with melted cheese and toast.

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers

mdm139 Each month they do the “if you like this then read this” and I find it surprisingly accurate. 1mo
Kimberlone @mdm139 i agree, I think they have a great social media presence 1mo
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I do love cider, so hopefully this book (one of my BOTM picks for December) will be right up my alley 🍺

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers

BeeMagical This one sounds so good!📚 1mo
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Libby | Milt Machlin
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Posted by my library on Instagram. Accurate!

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #HolidayLaughs

BookBabe Love this!! 😃❤️🙌🏻 1mo
Kimberlone @BookBabe holiday vibes on point for sure! 1mo
Saknicole Lol why am I not following. 1mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole haha yeah whats wrong with you?! 1mo
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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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Cute YA rom-com set in NYC over Christmas and New Years. I watched the Netflix adaptation last year, and it is a faithful adaptation, though I think the show did improve upon the book. The main characters and side characters all felt a bit more real and charming in the show (may need to rewatch this year!). Love the role that The Strand bookstore plays in both. 7 hours for #WinterGames #TeamGameSleigher and #LittenListen

BookBabe @CafeBookstelo What do you think? Read it and then watch together? 1mo
BookBabe @Kimberlone Sounds neat! 😃 I like the Strand connection too…I‘ve spent many, many hours there! 1mo
CafeBookstelo @BookBabe ohhhh it does look cute ! 4w
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Flying solo tonight as my SO is back to work for the next 2 weeks, so taking advantage of the alone time for a book and bath. I started our team read a couple days ago but finally getting some time to dig into to it. I love cooking shows (my guilty pleasure!), so this book‘s premise is right up my alley!

While in the bath, I‘m also planning on updating the pink in may hair since it‘s been fading for a few months.

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleigher

StayCurious cooking shows are the best! 1mo
Kimberlone @StayCurious agreed, but my friends and family don‘t so it‘s mainly a solo activity! 1mo
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The Beatles: Get Back | The Beatles
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Good news from the doctor today! My tibial fracture has healed enough to ditch the knee brace, and I can start weaning myself off the crutches.

Took an early day from work after my doctors appointment and celebrating by finally watching The Beatles Get Back documentary on Disney+ (sadly my SO doesn‘t appreciate the Beatles like I do, so I‘ve been waiting for him to go back to work so I can fully indulge without him).

Bookzombie Great news about your fracture! 1mo
Ruthiella Excellent news! 1mo
Megabooks Fantastic news! 💜 1mo
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vivastory That's great news 👏I will be signing up for Disney to check out this doc. I 💙 The Beatles 1mo
BarbaraBB Great news and your place looks great! 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace My best friend has wanted to watch this with me, but we both have odd work hours which often don't align well. So, hopefully one day soon!
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Kimberlone @vivastory @tokorowilliamwallace I‘m only about halfway through (8 hours!!) but it‘s so fun just watching them jam out and hearing the development of songs that have become so iconic. Not a musical person at all, but I‘m still a huge Beatles nerd! 1mo
Kimberlone @Bookzombie @Ruthiella @Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you! Looking forward to getting back to normal, slow as it is. I‘m glad that everything has healed successfully 1mo
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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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Another great entry in this historical romance series. My favorite book is #2, but I liked this one better than #1. Not at all holiday themed (takes place during the summer). I started it at the end of November, but it is my first #WinterGames #TBR read. Whoop 🙌🏼

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StayCurious This looks cute! 1mo
Kimberlone @StayCurious the whole series is very cute. Love that the main characters are all suffragettes! 1mo
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Posting my “Actually Good Christmas Songs” playlist for #DecemberChill. Full disclosure, I do NOT like Christmas music. I get annoyed that every store and radio station starts blasting holiday songs by mid-November.

That said, there are some holiday and XMAS-adjacent songs I actually like, compiled here:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0FEyw1YEuOaHQNBAhW10OW?si=RjdmnEg0S5KqkIiqMxtk...

#WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers

BarbaraBB I don‘t like Christmas music either… 1mo
Kimberlone @BarbaraBB good to know I‘m not the only grinch! 1mo
BarbaraBB And I am sooo glad ‘Driving home for Christmas‘ isn‘t on your playlist! That song is the worst - imo 😊 1mo
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Kimberlone @BarbaraBB lol I don‘t think I even know that one! A positive side effect of my holiday music aversion…. 1mo
BarbaraBB Chris Rea… don‘t go and listen if you don‘t know it! 1mo
StayCurious I‘m not a fan of most but every once in awhile they put out a new one that‘s catchy. That being said I used to work retail so I hate listening to it in stores too. Shop online now haha (edited) 1mo
Kimberlone @StayCurious same! I had physical therapy today and the office played Christmas music the whole time! 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I TOTALLY share your #PetPeeve 😆but occasionally there are catchy tunes - I‘ll need to have a quick listen 🎧 1mo
Centique @Cinfhen when I was a student working at a bookshop we only had 2 Christmas cds and the manager played them on repeat. I‘d go home to bed and shut my eyes and the whole CD would keep playing in my head. It was drilled into my brain 😂😂 But now it just reminds me of being 18 so I don‘t mind it! 1mo
Cinfhen At least it‘s attached to happy memories @Centique 🎶🎄❤️ 1mo
vivastory I also have an aversion to holiday music with a few exceptions thanks to working several years in retail music stores. I still have periodic nightmares about selling endless copies of the latest Kenny G Xmas album. 1mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Great Kindle deal today on a delightful holiday book!

#WinterGames

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Dora and the Winter Games | Martha T. Ottersley
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Preliminary #TBR for #WinterGames. These are all books I already have on my Kindle, Audible, or Hoopla account. Not including my #BookSpinBingo board that I haven‘t set up yet (TBD). Thankful I won The Holiday Swap from a Goodreads giveaway recently! #TeamGameSleighers

 @StayCurious @Clwojick

DebinHawaii Looks like a great 🎄 #TBR! Good luck! And very cool that you win The Holiday Swap. I need to find a copy. 2mo
StayCurious That's awesome! 2mo
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Ugh I just realized it is the 29th and #DecemberChill is only 5 days away. Is it feasible I can listen to 19 more hours of Doctor Zhivago before then? Eek! 😬

 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Hahaha!! It‘s painful 😖 I‘m impressed you‘re still holding on!! I called it quits on page 411. I‘m gonna read the Spark notes 😘 2mo
Kimberlone @Cinfhen I already had to quit the physical book, which I only made to about 30% and most of that was last year! I really do want to try to do it! 2mo
Cinfhen Good luck 🍀 💚 2mo
Billypar I'm nearing the halfway point, so it's unlikely I'll finish in time either, but I'm giving it a shot. @Cinfhen your last post gave me hope that it would get better, but it sounds like that was short-lived! 2mo
Cinfhen It was!!!! @Billypar but maybe you and @Kimberlone will have better luck 🤞🏼 2mo
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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White out conditions driving back from our staycation in Homer, AK this Sunday morning. Thankfully we are out of the storm now, but we did have to pause our audiobook briefly when the blizzard was at its worst so that my bf could concentrate on driving.

Been really enjoying listening to Bourdain narrate his memoir. I‘d read it before many years ago but my bf suggested we listen on our road trip since we recently watched Roadrunner (documentary).

ChasingOm Yikes. Hope you‘re safe back home! 2mo
Megabooks Wow! That‘s crazy! Glad you‘re ok. 2mo
Kimberlone @Megabooks @ChasingOm thank you! Yes, we made it home. Thankfully the storm only lasted about 20 miles and then we were out of it, then after that just normal winter driving. 2mo
Suet624 That‘s so nerve wracking. 2mo
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Probably would have skipped if I didn‘t need to choose my free BOTY this month. I won The Holiday Swap from a Goodreads giveaway, which is what I would have picked otherwise. The tagged book I picked does sound interesting, so I am looking forward to it. I already have all of the other BOTY choices, so this was the only one for me to really choose.

keys_on_fire When I qualify for my BOTY, I only have one to grab as well! 2mo
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Spending a long thanksgiving weekend with my sister @Saknicole and got my birthday present from her a week later. We now have matching GoF shirts, which (of course) we wore today to match ⚡️

reading_rainbow Love!! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Fun! 2mo
Nute Love this post! 2mo
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Received my #BOTM box yesterday, just in time for my birthday. Tagged book was my free birthday add-on for this month. I‘ve not had a lot of reading progress this month, but my bf left this morning to return to work, so I am going to try to take advantage of the alone time to focus on reading this week.

I won‘t be reading tonight, as I will be having some girlfriends over for cake, pizza, wine, and a Hamilton viewing!

vivastory Happy Birthday 🎉🍷🎂 2mo
Bookzombie Happy Birthday! 🥳🧁🎉Sounds like a fun night! 2mo
BookBosomed1 Happy birthday! 2mo
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Reggie Happy Birthday! 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy birthday 🎈🎊 2mo
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year?! 🎉 2mo
Bookwomble Belated birthday wishes 🎂🥂 2mo
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Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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These are all books I have recently won from Goodreads giveaways. Ive also won a few straight to Kindle books. I had no idea how good the chances are to win these giveaways…if I had known I would have started entering years ago!

My bf keeps questioning me about getting more books in the mail, and I have to convince him it‘s okay because they are free!

Kimberlone I have to say the cover for Vladimir is very enticing….😏😉 2mo
EvieBee I used to check the giveaways daily and used to regularly win quite a few. I started up again and already won a Peter Swanson! 2mo
BkClubCare Wow! 2mo
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Tera66 At one point I had a whole book shelf of just my Goodreads wins. 😊 Congratulations 📚 2mo
Crazeedi That is awesome! What is the book to the very left?? And I'm thrilled you're part of #TeamGameSleighers!! 2mo
Crazeedi @Tera66 wow, how did you manage that? I've only ever wondered a couple and mostly kindle 2mo
Kimberlone @Crazeedi the one to the left is The Sisters Sweet; I think I may have just gotten lucky, but also the more you enter the better your chances, I think, so I just try to enter any that I might be interested in! (edited) 2mo
Tera66 @Crazeedi They used to be easier to win, they changed the rules awhile back for the people that list the contests. And so not as many are listed and it's been harder. And I don't enter as many as I used to since it automatically adds them to your TBR. It felt like I was winning at least a book a week at one time😀 2mo
Crazeedi @Kimberlone thank you! I know I used to enter more, but kinda forgot to do after while. The cover of the book looks interesting! 2mo
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I didn‘t even bother to post my final bingo card for October, because I didn‘t end up finishing my BookSpin or DoubleSpin, and only hit three squares.

For November and December my sincere goal is to catch up on BOTM backlist on my shelves. My free spots will be for library borrows and audiobooks. My BookSpin will be The Lincoln Highway (definitely excited) and Infinite Country (which is very short).

#BookSpinBingo

TheSpineView I also need to work on #BOTM backlog. 📚📚📚📚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 2mo
Sargar114 The BOTM backlog is a real issue for me too! Have this book on my shelf as well. 2mo
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Halloween Games & Ghost Stories | Ambrose Bierce, Mary F. Blain
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Final points tally for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix. Lots of media consumed this weekend, finishing the word searches, and logging some more readathon hours with my audiobook listening helped me increase my points this week. I didn‘t end up reading quite as much as I had hoped, but I am okay with that since my October really got disrupted by my medical issues and traveling. Super fun to participate again, thank you to @Clwojick and @StayCurious !

Clwojick Thank you so much for joining us! You did great this month! 🖤 2mo
StayCurious I'm amazed at how well you did considering your leg! Great job! 2mo
Kimberlone @Clwojick @StayCurious thank you! Looking forward to Winter Games next! 2mo
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Made 5 bingo lines with the audiobooks I read this month for #LittenListen and #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix.

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The last few were hard to find, but I did get all the words from both word searches! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

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Kimberlone
Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

Liked, did not love. I just really didn‘t connect with the main character Marie. But the setting and premise were definitely interesting. Audio might not have been the best option for this book for me.

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Kimberlone
Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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All movies and TV shows I watched over the Halloween weekend for #Scarathlon2021. Muppets Haunted Mansion was the only thing I hadn‘t seen before, and it was very cute! #TeamHendrix

Saknicole An epic weekend of watching. 2mo
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Kimberlone
Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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I know some people have asked about how I am doing after breaking my knee last Monday, so here is an update now that I am back home and have seen the ortho. We were able to remove the plaster cast that was put on in France and replace with a brace that will slowly allow me more mobility on my knee. Thankful that surgery was not required, though I will still be immobile for awhile. Watching Halloween movies and finishing this book today 🎃

Kimberlone Thanks again to everyone who has wished me well the past week, I had so many comments I couldn‘t respond to all of them! 3mo
Kimberlone Shoutout to my sister @Saknicole for playing nurse this weekend :) 3mo
wanderinglynn I‘m glad you don‘t have to have surgery. Hope it heals well & quickly. 💚 3mo
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Bookwomble Good to hear no surgery needed. Best wishes for a speedy recovery 💖 3mo
Saknicole ❤️❤️❤️❤️ love you! 3mo
fredamans Rest up and get well soon!! You'll be up kicking ass in no time! 3mo
vivastory I'm glad to hear that you won't require surgery! Wishing you a quick recovery. 3mo
CarolynM No surgery required is good news! Hope your recovery continues smoothly 💐 3mo
StayCurious Wishing you a fast recovery but still with plenty of enjoyable downtime! 2mo
TheNeverendingTBR Hope you've recovered well Kim, also I love your cushion cover! 🎃🧡 2mo
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Kimberlone
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Happy (almost) Halloween! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

Bookzombie 😂 3mo
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Kimberlone
The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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Honestly, if November wasn‘t my birthday month I probably would have skipped. I am interested in the book I chose, but it‘s one I probably would have waited to get from the library. What I am excited for is my add-on birthday gift In The Weeds. I‘ve seen great reviews for this memoir and I heard the author speak on a podcast. Huge fan of Bourdain‘s writing and shows, so I am really looking forward to reading this one!

vivastory I'll be interested to see what you think of In the Weeds. I'm planning on picking up the new oral biography in the next month or so. 3mo
Kimberlone @vivastory I also really want to read that one too! 3mo
Megabooks @Kimberlone @vivastory both are very good! Enjoy! 3mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I am also picking The Family. Interesting when all of their picks are ones I have never heard of. 3mo
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Halloween Games & Ghost Stories | Ambrose Bierce, Mary F. Blain
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Sorry for the late tally, but here are my totals for week 2 & 3 combined. Due to a medical emergency last week, things got derailed quite a bit, but I did get caught up on some reading and still managed to log over a thousand points. Hoping for a more successful week 4! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick How are you feeling? 3mo
Kimberlone @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thanks, I just posted an update on my leg :) 3mo
StayCurious Amazing job! 2mo
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Pickpick

I originally started reading this in 2019 when the hype was high, and found my interest waning pretty early in. I picked up again last summer during the pandemic and made it about 1/3. It wasn‘t until this summer that I started reading again in earnest, and I recently finished on a 9 hour flight. My review was a so-so for most of the book, but it did redeem itself at the end when all the storylines finally came together to push it to a slight pick

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Kimberlone
The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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Another audiobook victim of my poor attention span recently. This was a Gaiman-esque fairy tale. I‘ve loved others by Schwab, so I am hoping this was just a outlier for me. I might have enjoyed it better as a book, since I had a hard time getting into the narration. The narrator sounded like a 49 year old woman narrating a teenager in the first person. This audiobook edition also included The Ash Born Boy novella. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

TieDyeDude Thanks for the warning. I just got in my audio hold. 3mo
peanutnine I've heard many people say they didn't care for the narrator on this audiobook. What a shame how that can ruin a good book 3mo
TieDyeDude @peanutnine I just listened to a half hour and returned the audio early. It's like she's trying to read it in sing-song, ending every sentence with a high inflection. Very distracting, I'll have to try and find a print copy... 3mo
Kimberlone @TieDyeDude @peanutnine yeah I love audiobooks but sometimes the narration can totally ruin the book, and that really felt like the case with this one 3mo
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