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melissajayne
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3⭐️ A nice fluffy cozy mystery. I keep coming back to series because I just like Hannah and that she‘s not your typical baker and if such a shop existed in my town, I probably would frequent it. #2022 #fiction #mystery #bookreview #bookstagram #contemporary #hannahswenson #litsyatoz #l #litsyatoz2022 #ebook

brittanybooks Couldn‘t agree more! 23h
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A Good American | Alex George
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3.75⭐️ For the most part, it was a pretty decent book, but felt that at times it lagged a bit and felt a bit of a slog. I really liked the story of Frederick and Jette. #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #2022 #historicalfiction #wwii #wwi #greatdepression #ebook

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melissajayne
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1) Only if I don‘t have a paper copy or my tablet with me.

2) my Samsung tablet, as I have access to the ebooks from my library but also those that I have purchased.

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy reading! 💙📖 4d
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melissajayne
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It‘s that time of the month and since it‘s January, it‘s the #joyousjanuary #readathon.

My goals are to get the January selection for the #overbookedclub completed and Pt 2 of A Promised Land completed for the #obamareadalong and my #doublespin selection completed.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1w
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melissajayne
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New books I got at Indigo Books.

tokorowilliamwallace Hurrah for book hauls! 1w
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4⭐️ Wow what a book. I know these sort of books are hit and miss for me, but this one for some reason just really grabbed me; I think it was because I understand North American “church culture”, having been a part of for the better part of 40+ years. And I think it was also because the relationship between Caroline and Abbie seems pretty true to form. I can see this being a contender for the favourites list for 2022

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melissajayne
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melissajayne
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1) the fashion industry
2) there are really fascinating people who started these fashion houses; used to listen to podcast Dressed and found the biographies of designers really fascinating.
3) Tagged

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Sounds like a cool podcast! Thank you for posting! 2w
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I can attest to this being true. I have been to one church service since the start of Covid (that was over 6 months ago) and the ritual in my church was exactly the same as it was before Covid.

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melissajayne
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1. God Spare the Girls, Hot Six, A Promised Land, Sense & Sensibility, Wuthering Heights

2. 75 books

3. Haven‘t finished one yet

#weekendreads

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melissajayne
War: How Conflict Shaped Us | Margaret MacMillan
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Thank you for the lovely #littlechristmasswap package @jessjess . And thanks for organizing @bookish_wookish #lcs

jessjess I'm so glad you got it and liked it, thanks so much for mine 😄 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1) I like to look at it and like the crunch it, but don‘t like driving in it.

2) in a coffee shop reading as I eat a strudel with a coffee as people walk by (there‘s a coffee shop I like that sells homemade strudel).

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Love strudel! Thanks for playing! 2w
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Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson
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1) Tagged book. Doesn‘t entirely take place in a snowy setting, but a lot of the book takes place during a snowstorm

2) to get healthy again and get into remission

3) that I live in a country where I don‘t have to worry about medical bills

#wondrouswednesday

BarbaraBB I loved that book too. 2w
Smrloomis Me too! 2w
Cathythoughts Me three ! 2w
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melissajayne
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1) I hope to read 75 books

2) Health

3) it‘s ok

#thoughtfulthursday

Chelseabillups30 1. A minimum of 22 total books read. 2. Discipline 3. (edited) 2w
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Christmas by the Book | Anne Marie Ryan
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My favourite book of December; am thinking of maybe buying a copy so I can read it again and mark it up #12booksof2021

Andrew65 Looks great. 2w
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The Last Green Valley | Mark Sullivan
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Probably my favourite book from; really liked the journey that the family took. #12booksof2012

Andrew65 Looks great and stacked. 2w
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The White Queen | Philippa Gregory
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My October pick for #12booksof2021. I hadn‘t read it in a number of years and it was still as good as the first time I read it.

Andrew65 I need to read more by this author. 3w
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melissajayne
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My September pick for #12booksof2021. A friend picked it for our September book club meeting and I liked it enough that I got a copy for my mom for Christmas.

Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
Rehesina I loved loved loved this book! I hope you enjoy it too!! 3w
melissajayne @Rehesina I did enjoy the book 3w
Rehesina @melissajayne I‘m so sorry, I think I misread your post! I am glad that you liked it! 3w
melissajayne @Rehesina no problem 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Read a bit more yesterday than on the first; up to about 14 hours for #newyearspecial #20in4

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
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melissajayne
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1. Tagged book

2. Probably the tagged book

3. The Christie Affair

#weekendreads

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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My favourite read for #august. Really liked how the three women portrayed as being independent and bright and intelligent and it not being a bad thing. It was the best written of the buzzy books that I read this year. #12booksof2021

Andrew65 This is a must read for me this year. 3w
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The Annotated Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
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This is the copy I am reading from; I have a physical copy of the book but forgot to bring it the other day #pemberlittens

BarkingMadRun Fabulous! 3w
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The Annotated Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
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1. Tagged

2. Looking forward to be healthy and cancer free this year

3. Read 75 books and getting my Churchill biography by Andrew Roberts completed and finish the #readingeurope2021 challenge as much as possible (I‘m not going to go beyond this year doing it)

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz My best wishes for your answer for two! ❤️ Thank you for sharing! 3w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My #bookspinbingo card for January. The blank spaces are for library books and/or #readingeurope selections.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 3w
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Week 5 stats
Books: 236
Other posts: 265
Readathons: 819.97

Week 5 total: 1320.97
Week 4 total: 1433
Week 3 total: 1876.15
Week 2 total: 1922.86
Week 1 total: 756.51

Overall total: 7,309.47

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Good night littens

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Got 4 bingos on my #bookspinbingo card for December

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 3w
melissajayne @TheAromaofBooks I thought so too 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Not a great day of reading; tired and just got busy with other stuff #newyearspecial #20in4

Andrew65 New Year‘s Day is always a tiring day, then you add on what you are dealing with. Good luck today. (edited) 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Read for almost 7 hours on NYE for #newyearspecial #20in4, which means I‘m up to about 11 hours

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ A nice ending to a trilogy; may buy the series so that it can become a holiday tradition in the near future and to truly enjoy the series. #2021 #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #middlegrade #christmas #averymerryreadathon #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +41pts #readingeurope #finland🇫🇮

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 3w
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ I thought it to be a pretty decent read. I quite liked that the author used a middle age individual as the main protagonist rather than some young thing. And that it took place over several months rather than several weeks. #2021 #romance #bookreview #bookstagram #christmas #fiction #ebook #averymerryreadathon #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +36pts

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3w
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melissajayne
Mistletoe and Mr. Right | Sarah Morgenthaler
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3.75⭐️ Found it it to be a better read than the first book series, but I don‘t think I will continue to read the series. #2021 #christmas #romance #bookreview #bookstagram #averymerryreadathon #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames +41pts

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3w
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The Christmas Truce | Tiffany Reisz
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Movie based on the Christmas Truce of 1914 #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

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melissajayne
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Host talks about how those in the medieval period celebrated the new year #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

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Off to watch this festive flick #wintergames2021 #mistletoemsniacs +26pts

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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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#happynewyear Littens. Finished a bunch of books on Friday and will post reviews when I get up in a few hours. #2022 #newyear

Nute Happy New Year, Melissa!💜🥳💜 3w
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melissajayne
Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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The only book I read for #july this year #12booksof2021

Andrew65 Easy choice. 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 1 was a big surprise as I managed to read through my chemo session on Thursday (I didn‘t get Benadryl, which makes me quite sleepy/groggy) and got about an hour and 8 minutes in during my session and then was able to read for a good portion of the evening totalling about 3 hours and 58 minutes and I finished a book. I am hoping to finish another book tomorrow, maybe two. #newyearspecial #20in4

Clwojick You're going great! Way to go ! 3w
Andrew65 Brilliant. Wishing you a good 2022. 3w
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melissajayne
Murder at an Irish Christmas | Carlene O'Connor
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3.5⭐️ I felt it was a decent read; for most of it I just kinda glossed over the book but by the end of the book, I started to enjoy it. #2021 #averymerryreadathon #christmas #mystery #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +41pts #readingeurope2021 #Ireland🇮🇪

TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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My Christmas ornaments this year: the snowman I got from my sister and one in front I got in my stocking this year, which has been a tradition since the year I have been born (frequently the ornament has something to do with something significant or something related). My mom has been giving me a new Christmas ornament every year since the year I was born. This is the 42 year she has done it. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +21pts

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Janus | Andre Norton
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Hosts talk about the Roman god Janus. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

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A Tudor Christmas | Alison Weir, Siobhan Clarke
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The New Year was more important to the Tudors than Christmas #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

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My all time favourite Downton Abbey episode #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +26pts

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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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The view behind my chair in the chemotherapy room this afternoon #winterviews #winterwonderland

Blueberry ❤️ 3w
kplovesbooks 💕♥️ 3w
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The second part of Dan Snow‘s Christmas truce two-parter #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

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Watching a TBBT Christmas episode #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

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Got some #bookishmail today.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I have both of those on my shelf that I need to read! 3w
EvieBee I just finished Rules of Civilty. So good! And I loved this paperback edition. It felt so well balanced in my hand and the font was lovely. These are the things that make paper books so great! 2w
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melissajayne
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My June pick for #12booksof2021. It became my favourite read of the month because I liked that it took place in Italy during WWII and not one of the usual places (France, Poland, Germany or the UK) that WWII books tend to take place in. It also helped that it was a page turner.

kplovesbooks This sounds so good! 3w
Andrew65 Stacked this one, looks right up my street. 3w
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ An excellent follow up to A Boy Called Christmas and equally as entertaining as the first book. I felt that it dragged a wee little bit towards the end but it was still a fun and enjoyable read. #2021 #bookreview #bookstagram #christmasstories #fiction #middlegrade #victorianera #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 #averymerryreadathon +41pts

TheSpineView 🤩📖🎄📚 3w
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Host looks at the use of pianos during Christmas time during the Victorian era. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts