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mrsmarch

Joined September 2016

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July, July | Tim O'Brien
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*cries in overwhelm* 😭 😭 😭 #bookspin #july

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Books I‘ve finished in the month of May * so far *

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Tagging my current read for my June #bookspin board. Since I plan to finish it within the next day or so, I put book 3 on the board. I‘m traveling to DC *all* 👏🏻 *by* 👏🏻 *my* 👏🏻 *self* in late June so I plan to read as many books as possible between my volunteer commitments while I‘m away.

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Thomas Crane Public Library | Quincy, MA (Library)
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May #bookspin

How is it May already? 😩

peanutnine So many epic covers in this grid! 🤩 3mo
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Witches Get Stitches | Juliette Cross
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It‘s eighty-two degrees on my enclosed glassed in porch, so I‘m sitting behind the curtains and enjoying some afternoon downtime in the warmth. I took my ten year old clothes shopping today so I think I deserve feet up, seltzer, and werewolf romance.

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Spindle's End | Robin McKinley
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I would be happy with almost any of these, and I have two full days of flying in April to pack books for. Excited! #bookspin

peanutnine So many beautiful covers! 😍 4mo
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5feet.of.fury Touch of Darkness ❤️❤️ 4mo
mrsmarch @5feet.of.fury I haven‘t gotten to Touch of Darkness yet, but I did read The Swindler and the Swan by J. A. Good twice this week. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 4mo
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Woman of Light: A Novel | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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My trick for buckling down & reading books I‘m blasé about is to make sure that book is the only one I bring with me on a trip. I‘m in a hotel for two nights at a state conference so this was my approach to this #bookspin book that sounds great but for some reason I‘m on the fence about. I‘m 80 pages in and I‘m questioning whether I can stick with this title. ?

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The Paper Caper | Kate Carlisle
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I‘m really excited for The Paper Caper and eager to get Woman of Light off my shelf — either by reading or DNF‘ing! #bookspin

rockpools Good luck! A very important question: Is it you that I‘m friends with on DuoLingo? (I know it was a Litsy Rachel - just can‘t remember their Litsy name!) If it is you, I‘d love to know how come you‘re learning Scottish Gaelic. (If not, apologies for weird random questions!) 5mo
mrsmarch @rockpools LoL, that‘s meeeee! As for how come — I was bored with burnishing my Italian and keeping my French fresh, so I wanted a non Romance language. I figured the native language of my ancestors was a good place to start. 4mo
rockpools Honestly, I‘m a disaster at answering people (& social media generally) these days. Sorry! But so pleased I‘ve matched the mystery Duo person to a real Rachel 😊. That is so cool. I just started back again with Duo (as you may have gathered) and started Gaelic for the first time (before I took a peek to see what you were learning). Love it!My niece (age 4) has just started Gaelic-speaking nursery, so she‘s teaching me. Need all the help I can get! 4mo
mrsmarch @rockpools I‘m sure my pronunciation is a nightmare, but the chances of me ever being in a place where I need spoken Gaelic are infinitely small. Writing/reading it suffice for me. I‘m actually keenly surprised how much I feel it shares with *French*. The Auld Alliance with France makes so much sense. Word order and some vocab overlap. Eaglais/église anyone? (edited) 4mo
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February | June Makle
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All the books I read in February. Not bad for a short month!

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Lucky Devil | Cullen Bunn
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March #bookspin board! What will the month bring for me?

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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I asked an AI image generator to create something that reflected how this book felt to me. This was the most confusing, most somewhat on target, and most perfectly valid response. I will be mailing the book to the next recipient tomorrow!

5feet.of.fury Very interesting visual 😜 5mo
charl08 Wow. The mind boggles... 5mo
mrsmarch @charl08 Exactly how the book made me feel 🤪 5mo
BookmarkTavern Woo! I am eagerly waiting for it! 5mo
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February | Ellen Jackson
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February #bookspin … so much great potential reading here, including some more #auldlangspine titles and a backlog from #TheBookDrop!

Crazeedi Some good ones! 6mo
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BookmarkTavern Hi! Just wondering how Lavinia is coming for our LMPBC? Hope you‘re doing well! 6mo
mrsmarch @BookmarkTavern going out in tomorrow‘s mail! I will send it Priority so it goes fast and is trackable. 6mo
BookmarkTavern Wonderful! Thank you! 💕 6mo
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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So far I‘ve finished 4 books in 2024, 2 audio & 2 physical! I just finished Legendborn last night for #lmpbc & OH BOY is it a rollercoaster! In a good way! Also, Baba Yaga for #auldlangspine — I loved it but sometimes felt like I didn‘t understand Baba, but I decided that was because she was not speaking to me at that moment. Maybe she‘d make better sense if the question was more relevant, so this is a good dip in and out over time book.

mrsmarch @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Legendborn left me en route to you today 🥰 6mo
BookmarkTavern I‘m glad you enjoyed them! And Baba Yaga was the same for me, some of the answers were more relatable than others. 💖 6mo
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Twilight Falls | Juneau Black
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Sigh. Posting the first #bookspin board for 2024….

Bklover I loved Beheld! Also enjoyed Inheritance. Happy New Year!🎊 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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I feel like our lists were fated 🤩 Sistersong had already caught my eye; short stories like in Fit for the Gods seem good for dipping in and out of; and I had the same feeling about Baba Yaga. I feel like 2024 has to be the year in which I unfold my future self, so of course I have to figure out How to Be Perfect. Thank you @monalyisha for another amazing #auldlangspine matchup!

BookmarkTavern I am so excited to see what you think! ❤️ 7mo
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Guess what both showed up today! The good news is that it seems like @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks is okay! I had been worried! But now I need to figure out where Legendborn should go. Should I read it quickly - immediately - and send it to Becky, or should I send it on and then let it come back to me? Option 1 almost sounds more logical - take advantage while it is here. Then I will read Lavinia and send it to @BookmarkTavern . . . .

BookmarkTavern Whatever you think will work best! 💕 7mo
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Today‘s current read is taking place at the car dealership for an oil change and tire rotation. Don‘t I lead an exciting life? And having finished Oath and Honor, I discovered Spotify also has Rachel Maddow‘s Prequel 🤩🎧

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Pegging away at #bookspin. Discovered Cheney‘s book as an audiobook on Spotify 🙏 Haven‘t received my next #LMPBC read yet 😔 Busy week this week — just surviving until the weekend, and by next Monday the worst of the stress will have passed. Big event hanging over my head and lots of planning leading up to it. Going to be worth it though!

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December forecast: End of year book plans — #bookspin picks are mercifully short, fast, and undemanding reads. Audiobooking the tagged book when I work at the computer or drive for errands. Waiting for my #lmpbc to arrive.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Enjoy!! 8mo
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Inanna: The Sumerians | Emily H. Wilson
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Headed to the post office right now @BookmarkTavern !!! #LMPBC19

BookmarkTavern Woohoo! I am so excited! I have had this in my TBR for months! 8mo
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December | Phil Rickman
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Really nervous about December! I‘m so busy this month that I‘m worried I won‘t finish my books! #bookspin

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Inanna: The Sumerians | Emily H. Wilson
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The GREAT news is that I am 60% of the way through the book, and I have only sat down with it two or maybe three times! I usually read while my youngest is at gymnastics, so about 45 minutes per reading session. The book moves forward very quickly.

Also, I looked at our addresses in the spreadsheet, these poor books are going to be packing on the miles! 😅 #lmpbc

5feet.of.fury I never end up the next to the other person from MA 😂 8mo
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Once Upon a Dark November | Carol Beach York
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Boy the description of the tagged book is dark 😂 Thanks to #bookspin, my November TBR is dark as tombs — darker than October even!

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We have one Arthurian …Legendborn….one Greek….Lore…..these both take place in the Cradle of Civilization. 🤔 What do you think? #LMPBC #G19

mrsmarch PS @BookmarkTavern @5feet.of.fury I usually use purple pens to write. 🤔 9mo
5feet.of.fury Either is good with me! Jezebel because of the page count, Inanna because I actually have no knowledge about Sumerians except that they invented math. 😂 both have great reviews tho. 9mo
BookmarkTavern Off topic, but your tagged book made me giggle. Also, I‘m slightly more inclined towards Inanna because I already knew about that one. But I‘d be good with either. And I was planning on blue or red for my notes! 9mo
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mrsmarch I‘m going to do a test-read of Inanna this morning and if it starts off interesting/absorbing, we‘ll go with that one. Because there are 3 of us, do we want to adjust the mailing calendar so we all get an extra week or so with our books? It could help manage the length of the book. @5feet.of.fury @BookmarkTavern 9mo
5feet.of.fury @mrsmarch @BookmarkTavern I‘m down to do 5 weeks and then send it. I remarked on the length of Inanna & somehow just noticed the book I am reading is 466 pages 🙃 it looked smaller haha 😂 I‘ll have no problem staying caught up but the extra week gives us some time near the holidays too 9mo
mrsmarch @5feet.of.fury To be fair too, I read a quarter of Inanna in a single sitting. It goes along at a good pace. 9mo
5feet.of.fury @mrsmarch awesome! LORE is going along easily too, it‘s not dense 9mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Inanna looks great! I‘m ok with adjusting for 5 weeks too if y‘all want to do that still. 9mo
mrsmarch @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @5feet.of.fury @BookmarkTavern I really think a five week schedule is a good idea — with longer books and the holidays. I can try to make up a five week schedule for us so we know dates. 9mo
BookmarkTavern @mrsmarch Totally sounds good to me! I am so excited for everyone‘s books! 9mo
mrsmarch Ok @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks — we‘re ready to see what you‘ve got! 😁 9mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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There are so many good looking retellings out there — I hope we can get a group together @BookmarkTavern ! #lmpbc

BookmarkTavern Sistersong was one of my absolute favorite reads of this year! 💙 9mo
mrsmarch @BookmarkTavern that‘s good to know! 9mo
mrsmarch @BookmarkTavern I already have a copy of 9mo
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mrsmarch @BookmarkTavern I‘d really like to read 9mo
5feet.of.fury I joined in on your group! My pick (unless someone has read it) is 9mo
5feet.of.fury I haven‘t read any of these, I‘ve wanted to read Stone Blind for a while, but any of them look good! 9mo
mrsmarch @5feet.of.fury I‘ve read The Witch‘s Heart but if @BookmarkTavern hasn‘t I don‘t mind a reread! It was so good! 9mo
mrsmarch @suvata It‘s official, we could use a 4th in Group G for retellings if you‘re interested…. 9mo
BookmarkTavern Inanna and The Boneless Mercies have both been on my TBR for months! 😁 @mrsmarch @5feet.of.fury 9mo
mrsmarch @5feet.of.fury is it gory? I‘m not into gore. I can‘t tell from the synopsis. 9mo
5feet.of.fury @mrsmarch ummmm it might be, people seem to be saying there are graphic injury descriptions.. I‘ll put up some other picks tomorrow 9mo
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Cooler weather always puts me in the mood for #LMPBC, and right now I‘m in the mood to read some mythological retellings. Greek mythology leapt to mind first so I chose Group G, but a new vision of any myth will serve. Not a fairytale, a myth - think Circe, Ariadne, King Arthur, Angrboda, etc. Thanks to @suvata as always for keeping us inspired and organized!

Chrissyreadit @mrsmarch i‘m very interested in this group- but have been so slow at reading this year. 9mo
BookmarkTavern Just signed up for your group! 💛 9mo
mrsmarch @BookmarkTavern oh yay!! I haven‘t looked to see if anyone else is signed up! 9mo
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Half Sick of Shadows | Laura Sebastian
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This candy-corn themed wrapping scheme from @AmyG 😍#MWS #ModernWitchSwap

AmyG I am so happy you like everything! 😘 9mo
BookwormAHN 🧡🐈‍⬛️🧡 9mo
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Half Sick of Shadows | Laura Sebastian
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I‘ve been on an Arthurian kick lately so opening Half Sick of Shadows first thing gave me literal chills! 🥶 A beautiful and joy-giving package, and I‘m so glad I participated I‘m going to post a separate photo of @AmyG ‘s clever book wrapping. Going to use the journal to record my daily tarot cards that I pull for my BFF and I.

mrsmarch Thank you @BookwormAHN for organizing #ModernWitchSwap!! 9mo
BookwormAHN Great bag 💜🧡💜 9mo
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Thomas Crane Public Library | Quincy, MA (Library)
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Waiting for D&D at the local library

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@AmyG #MWS box en route to you today! Estimated arrival Thursday I think.

AmyG I am away from the 19th-29th….so if I don‘t get it before I leave, please know I will pick it up on the 30th and post a picture. Thank you so much! @BookwormAHN (edited) 9mo
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Morgan Is My Name | Sophie Keetch
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#bookspin Oh look, #thebookdrop books finally got chosen!! 😂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 10mo
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October, October | Katya Balen
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#Bookspin … if I could finally land on one of these fantasy books from #TheBookDrop, that‘d be great 😂

BookNAround You know you just jinxed yourself, right? 🤣 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
AmyG Did you recieve my Modern Witch Swap box? USPS says it was delivered over a week ago. Thanks. 10mo
mrsmarch @AmyG Ohh! It arrived while I was at a conference and my husband put it up where it can't tempt me. I am too short to reach. 😂 10mo
AmyG Thank you! 10mo
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Well Matched | Jen DeLuca
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#MWS #modernwitchswap this or that … sorry for how many times I had to choose both!

BookwormAHN Lots of us did 😸 10mo
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Well Traveled | Jen DeLuca
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Inspo board for #mws #modernwitchswap !! It took me a while to organize it. Morgan Le Fey - PSLs - wolfdogs- Persephone - cemetery art - altar to Nehallenia- chocolate pumpkin bake - my oldest & most fave tarot deck (Arthurian legend) - a cabin in the woods - potted lavender - Basic Witch

BookwormAHN Fantastic 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
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Listening to #AsYouWish, couldn‘t bring myself to finish Lily Bennett‘s Bucket List (life‘s too short for mediocre romance novels), and still accumulating a #bookspin #backlog

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The books I read on vacation at the lake last week

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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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I‘m ready this time! Taking a blood thinner has done wonders for my brain fog. Holy moly. #bookspin

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It took 2 months to finish the #audiobook of I Alone Can Fix It, but mostly because I couldn‘t listen to it with the kids in the car this summer because of the language. I remain convinced that Mark Milley saved our collective asses & will preorder any book he deigns to author. When Women Were Dragons was, regrettably, only so-so (spoilers in comments).

mrsmarch I remain confused about the significance of the knots & the MC‘s mother‘s somehow familial knot-magic & what that has to do, or doesn‘t, with the dragoning. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
BennettBookworm I totally agree- it was esp a bummer because her other book, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, is one of my favorites. 11mo
mrsmarch @BennettBookworm I‘ve never read this author before, so the only expectations I had going in were that the reviews loved it, the premise sounds meaty & interesting, & then I saw it was dedicated to Christine Blasey Ford! It could have been 1/3 longer & pulled some points together more tightly & I‘d have been happier. 11mo
BennettBookworm Absolutely agree 11mo
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Came off Libby hold when I wasn‘t expecting it! I always end up loving magical realism, and the reviews are amazing, so I‘m looking forward to it! 🐉

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At the Mountain's Edge | Genevieve Graham
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Slight detour into a frothy Klondike romance before picking up anything else.

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Local: A Memoir | Jessica Machado
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Finished Pandora‘s Jar … a belated #bookspin. Started the ebook of Local … another late bookspin choice. Close to the end of the audiobook I Alone … #thursday #bookreport

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This window in Salem of a chocolate shop. 🍫 Finished North-Shore-centric WE RIDE UPON STICKS and wow, wow wow wow. Epic. Disorienting. Insightful. Glorious. Hilarious. Bittersweet. Never underestimate the power of teenage girls.

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I‘m a little behind on #bookspin reads….but I‘m working my way through the backlog. Looking forward to Hester and The Traitor‘s Wife, this month‘s #bookspin and #doublespin reads!

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Augusta's Charm | Valerie Holmes
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Hello #bookspin friends, Now I know why my summer has passed by in a fog….I‘ve been carrying around a DVT in my leg and some pulmonary emboli in my lungs since late May or early June. Here‘s my August bookspin board and a picture of my 10 year old getting ready for live TV and my medication reminder. With meds I‘m feeling better - but still weak - already.

DivineDiana So sorry. Wishing you a quick recovery!❤️ 12mo
AmyG Oh my! Wishing you a speedy recovery. 💐 12mo
julieclair Wow. Thank heaven they found what was going on and the meds are helping. On a happier note, your daughter is so cute! How exciting to be on live tv!! 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh!! That is so scary! So glad you are heading the right direction now!!! ❤ 12mo
MaureenMc Best wishes for a quick recovery! 12mo
mrsmarch @julieclair Her dad is the station IT manager & they do a fun “zip trip” every week in the summer to showcase a local town. The producers were so impressed when she visited the studio one day they‘ve been fishing to have her back, & they asked her to be a Junior Reporter when they visited the zoo…She interviewed the meteorologist on live TV! Shiri said if you have 1 as good as River, you don‘t need a 2nd. 12mo
Deblovestoread Glad you are on the mend! Be gentle with yourself. How fun for your daughter! 12mo
julieclair What a wonderful experience for your daughter!! This story makes my heart smile!!! 12mo
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July, July | Tim O'Brien
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Had to bail on this #bookspin. It wasn‘t at all what I‘d hoped it was and there are other books calling my name.

trueisa4letterword You know I also bailed on this! 12mo
mrsmarch @trueisa4letterword Righto! I gave it my own honest go but didn‘t worry too much when I didn‘t like it. 12mo
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A Day in June | Marisa Labozzetta
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Guys I‘m falling apart 😭 I don‘t know where May went, but this is my June #bookspin board!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! May went SO FAST!!! 14mo
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5 - Common People
12 - Valiant Ambition (audiobook)

A book and an audiobook! I love when that works out! Spot 12 was the one I had to fill at the last minute yesterday so I threw the audiobook I just bought in the empty space. Serendipity! #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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May Day | Jess Lourey
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Out walking the dog when it occurs to me — rats! It‘s May 1st and I forgot to post my #bookspin board! Hurriedly filled the remaining empty spots and tossing it up here before numbers are called!

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