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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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daisyheadmaesie Gorgeous cover! 15h
Chrissyreadit I‘m def interested in what you think. 13h
TheAromaofBooks @daisyheadmaesie - Isn't it?? I love the tree/castle silhouettes!! 5h
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - I'm excited about this one!!!! 5h
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Finished this Christie last night. It's not my favorite, but it's a solid mystery. I love the premise of Poirot taking on a case from someone who has already died. Christie is a comfort author for me, so I really enjoyed the mental break of reading one of hers!!

4thhouseontheleft Christie is a comfort read for me too. 2d
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Cinfhen I just read a re-imagined book about the disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926 @TheAromaofBooks It was good 2d
Lizpixie Dame Agatha is my go-to comfort read as well #christiecrimeclub (edited) 2d
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I saw your review for that one!! It looks interesting! Have you ever read Christie's autobiography? She doesn't talk about that disappearance, but she just ramble on about her life and such and it's great fun. 2d
shanaqui I totally reach for Golden Age crime fic for comfort reading too -- Christie's one of the best, but most of the stuff in the British Library Crime Classics series works for me. 1d
Cinfhen never read her bio, I bet it‘s great!! There was a fictionalized story that I read about her, which was also GREAT 1d
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Well I didn't achieve my goals for #JoyousJanuary, but we did get the tile set around the bathtub alcove, so I am still counting this weekend as a win!! And since I picked out the tile, unwrapped the packages, and helped clean up the mortar, I'm labeling this a “we“ did it project, even if my husband did all the complicated bits 😂

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 - I did finish The Eight & get halfway through the tagged book!!

TheAromaofBooks WAIT A MINUTE! I just realized this is the week-long readathon instead of the weekend! I'm still going! I'm going to hit those goals AND have a tiled bathroom! LOL 😂 3d
5feet.of.fury There‘s still time! The tiling looks great! 3d
Laughterhp Oo looks good! I love the floor and tiling! 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!! 3d
wanderinglynn Your bathroom looks great! 😍 3d
JenReadsAlot That looks great! 3d
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! Tile work is intense. 3d
BookishBelle Wow! 😍 2d
eeclayton Beautiful! BTW whenever my husband does something around the house and I stand next to him watching, I later refer to that as a "we" activity ? 2d
TheAromaofBooks @5feet.of.fury @Laughterhp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wanderinglynn @JenReadsAlot @Leftcoastze @BookishBelle @eeclayton - Thank you!!! We've been working on a complete renovation of the bathroom/laundry/main closet for a year, which is a challenge when you only have one bathroom & have to keep everything in it functioning even while working on all the new stuff!!! Things are finally starting to come together, though!!! 2d
TheAromaofBooks @eeclayton - SAME 😂 We've been doing projects on this house since we moved in, and even though I've done my share of, like, painting, Tom has done all the heavy lifting. But whenever I'm showing someone around, my use of “we“ is QUITE generous! 😆 2d
marleed It‘s beautiful! 2d
Andrew65 Looking great 😍 2d
UwannaPublishme Looking great! And I‘m sure you earned a lot of credit to say “we” did it! 😆 2d
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I forgot to post my #weeklyforecast yesterday!! Books on the right are the chapter-a-day reads, all of which I am enjoying. I started the tagged book yesterday. I'm planning to read The Fire next. Hopefully I won't be working as much this week and it will not take me as long to read as the first book did!! Not pictured in my windowsill of January "assignments" are two backlog Kindle books I want to read for 22Booksin22 - one of those may be next⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) after The Fire. The good news is that I'm still really excited about all of these books - I just can't read fast enough!!!

We also got about 5“ of snow last night!!! It's so pretty and I don't have to go anywhere today!!! ❄

@Cinfhen
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Cinfhen Yay!! A snow day ☃️enjoy 3d
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Yes!! And it's still coming down!!! I love it!! 2d
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Pinocchio | Carlo Collodi
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I honestly had no idea what to expect going into this one. I was never a huge fan of this particular Disney movie, but I was curious to see how much the animated story had butchered its source material, as they do lol All in all, I actually really enjoyed this one. It takes Pinocchio a long time to actually change, but that seems pretty true to life! My biggest issue was the timeline seemed whack, like he would talk about things his father had⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) taught him, but wasn't he only with his father for like, a day?? 😂 Conclusion - this was a fun one, but it's possible that, for once, the Disney version actually had a more cohesive plot!

Thanks for choosing this one for #ChildrensClassicRead2022 as I don't think I would have read it otherwise @TheBookHippie
#JumpStart2022 - @Lizpixie @Clwojick
#Booked2022 - Written by a journalist - @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage
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Allylu I liked it, too. I was actually thinking that his maturity could actually happen that way in a real person - mistake, mistake, mistake, *light bulb moment*, hesitant mistake, change, then good behavior. Anyway, your book is beautiful. 3d
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TheBookHippie I‘m so glad I finally read it as well. Probably the closest to accurate Disney I‘ve read thus far as you say. I wondered if it was in the translation or me as the plot line goes. Did we miss something? So you thinking the same is 🤷🏻‍♀️. 3d
Cinfhen Nice use of prompt 😃 3d
TheAromaofBooks @Allylu - I totally agree!! I especially thought having Pinocchio give in to the temptation to go to Playland after a long stretch of being really good - the point that his ultimate reward was literally within reach - felt so realistic. It's amazing how we can self-sabotage ourselves!! Also, side note, I've been using various buddy reads as an excuse to purchase these Minalima editions - they're sooo gorgeous!! I own several now! 2d
TheAromaofBooks @TheBookHippie - This was definitely a book where I double-checked to make sure I wasn't reading an abridged edition, although I do wonder if something got edited out during translation. It's funny how the translation can really impact the reading experience - for instance, I absolutely love Heidi, but read another Spyri book translated by someone else and even though the story was lovely, the writing was so clunky and awkward! 2d
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks I love your edition! I agree about translators I have that with Russian literature. I favor a pair over all others. 2d
tpixie Lovely cover. & great review! #CoverArt 2d
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The Eight: A Novel | Katherine Neville
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Woohoo!! I finished this one!! I think the “official“ #chunksterchallenge is anything over 800 pages, but for my personal 2022 challenge, I'm counting anything over 500 pages - these are books I've been putting off the last couple of years because of trying to hit my GR goal. This year, I've set my goal to 50 and even though I spent an entire week reading this one, I'm still 7 books ahead of schedule 😂 Anyway, this book! I loved it! Although it ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) was one of those books that did sometimes make me feel a little dumb. There is a lot going on here, and a lot of math, music, history, and chess - and I'm not particularly an expert on any of those! But the dual storylines really worked here, and I found myself very invested in both timelines. The ending felt almost too tidy, as a lot of complications got tied up quickly, but I'm a big fan of HEA, so I'm always willing to give a little ⬇ 3d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) leeway there!! All in all a really enjoyable read and one I can see myself picking up again. I'm planning to read the sequel this week!!

#JumpStart2022 @Clwojick @Lizpixie
#Pantone2022 - Harbour Blue - it actually matched in real life 😂@Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 - New York @megnews
#19822022 - 1988 (I actually hadn't realized this book was so old!) @Librarybelle
#AestheticallyMatched @Clwojick
#RoaringWolf - Hello @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
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TheAromaofBooks #WickedWords - @AsYouWish - I can't remember, does the word need to actually be in the title, or does the book just need to “match“ in some way? I.e., this cover is blue, so does it count for blue? 3d
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Lizpixie Nice work!🙌 3d
AsYouWish @TheAromaofBooks It just needs to relate in some way, blue color on cover counts!!!!💙💙💙💙 3d
TheAromaofBooks @AsYouWish - Sweet!! I couldn't remember what the exact rules were! 😂 3d
AsYouWish @TheAromaofBooks The rules are flexible - it is just a fun way to get those books off our TBRs or a way to help pick books to read when we are stuck. 😁 3d
Librarybelle Oh! A 1980s one! Excellent! 3d
Roary47 Yay! 2d
Clwojick Woohooooo! 💙💙💙💙 2d
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Not gonna lie, my favorite part of reading this book right now is x-ing off characters as they die 😂 Only halfway through the book...hoping for at least a 95% mortality rate! #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

megnews I‘m dying! 😂 3d
Lcsmcat 😂🤣😂 3d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Good to know I'm not the only one! 3d
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Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂😂 3d
JackOBotts 😆😆😆 2d
TheAromaofBooks @megnews @Lcsmcat @Crinoline_Laphroaig @Clare-Dragonfly @JackOBotts - Finished chapter 17 today and couldn't stop humming “Another One Bites the Dust“ whilst updating my character sheet 😂 2d
Bookzombie I wish they had done this in high school, lol! First, just seeing how the people are connected (I had to watch the movie to clear some of that up if I remember correctly), but then also getting to mark them off as they died might have made me like this one more. 😂😂 2d
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#WeekendReading - I finally finished The Eight!! Now I'm going to read a faster-paced Christie before picking up the sequel. My chapter-a-day reads are still tooling along quite well. Should finish Pinocchio soon. My husband is way inspired to work on our neverending bathroom remodel this weekend, so not sure how much reading I will get done today!! However, we're supposed to get a small pile of snow this evening, so tomorrow should be a cozy day.

Andrew65 Can‘t go wrong with Agatha! 4d
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The Eight: A Novel | Katherine Neville
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#BookReport - Still working my way through the tagged... the orchard is winding down fast, so there has been a lot of end-of-season stuff going on, plus I'm way into my current rendition of Stardew Valley 😂 I am staying on top of my chapter-a-day reads (not pictured) - David Copperfield, Wuthering Heights, The Story Girl, Pinocchio (more like 3-5 chapters a day on that one, so short), and my current nonfiction read, The Year-Round Vegetable ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Gardener, which is all about extending your growing seasons via cold frames, row covers, etc. The garden is due for a big renovation this spring, so I'm researching ways to improve the layout and overall usefulness of the space. I've decided not to return to my greenhouse job, so I'm hoping to have more time to devote to my home gardens this spring.

I've been surprised at how much I have been enjoying both David Copperfield & Wuthering⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Heights, although for completely different reasons. David Copperfield is surprisingly warm and humorous, despite all of David's many trials. Wuthering Heights is just honestly so ridiculous. I remember reading this in high school and wishing everyone would die of the plague - I still feel that way, but it's also like watching a slow-motion train wreck, if the train was full of terrible people 😂

@Cinfhen
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IndoorDame I love The Eight! 5d
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Daisey Yes, I feel much the same about Wuthering Heights. I did not enjoy it the first time just because there was absolutely no one to like. This time I‘m reading with a different view, appreciating the writing, and accepting that all the characters are awful! 5d
vlwelser The Eight ❤ I still need to read The Fire. Which I have on my shelf but haven't been motivated to read. 5d
Cinfhen Windowsill looking nice and full 😁😉😘 4d
rabbitprincess I love that cow mug on the right! Also I binged my main Stardew save yesterday (where I married Harvey) and caught one of the legendary fish!! 4d
TheAromaofBooks @IndoorDame @vlwelser - I'm really enjoying The Eight when I can sit down and focus on it for big chunks. Since a lot of my reading is in bits and pieces through the day, it's taking me a while to get through it, but I do like it!! And I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, although I might fit a few lighter books in first!! 4d
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I gotta get that windowsill winnowed down a little before I add my February books to it! 😂 4d
TheAromaofBooks @rabbitprincess - lately my husband has been playing through Farcry 6 so I started a new SV farm (the one with the islands) and almost through Fall of the first year. I might marry Sebastian this time - Shane was my first love 😂 4d
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Haha I almost married Shane because his sprite is the cutest, but Harvey likes planes 🥰🥰🥰 I played my Beach farm today and will be marrying Maru in that one (but I‘m dating both her and Harvey because I can 🤣) 4d
TheAromaofBooks @rabbitprincess - I love getting all of them to 8 hearts and then deciding what to do haha I guess I will just have to keep starting new farms so I can marry everyone at different times... I know you can divorce and remarry but that just doesn't fit with my happy SV vibe! Also I still haven't caught any of the legendary fish, so that's pretty fantastic for you!! 4d
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Same, I could never divorce any of them! I have to come up with different protagonists for each one, like Elliott gives me Beauty and the Beast vibes so he should marry Belle 🤣 4d
TheAromaofBooks @rabbitprincess - LOL same!!! 😂 My newest character is totally different from the one who married Shane! 4d
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The Eight: A Novel | Katherine Neville
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#JoyousJanuary starts tomorrow!! I've been slowing working my way through the tagged book this week - too many other books going on at the same time has made this one a bit of a struggle. I'm enjoying it, but there are a lot of threads going on, and I just haven't been able to devote big chunks of time like it deserves!! So my goal is to finish this one - I'm about halfway now, so that feels doable - and to read one of the shorter books from my ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) January TBR!!

@Andrew65
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Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 5d
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Checking in | Suzanne Weyn

Hey #LMPBC friends!! I am checking to see if I am on track with everyone. The holidays got me a little muddled and January is already flying by!

Group C: @Laughterhp did you mail For the Wolf? @HOTPock3tt did you receive Forest of Souls? I apologize if you already told me you got it... I'm losing track 😂

Group R: @robinb I did mail The Trouble With Hating You & hopefully it arrives safely!! @kimmypete1 I received The Magic of Ordinary Days ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) but think I forgot to post that I received it!!

Also tagging @Chrissyreadit @DanaManiac just so you're in the loop!!
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Laughterhp I was quarantined, so I finally got to go to the post office today to mail out the book. It should be there Wednesday! Sorry for the delay. I meant to post an update today but forgot! 6d
robinb 🐢No sign yet of The Trouble With Hating You. Hopefully it's just being slow. 🐢 6d
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Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp did you get mine? I fully own I sent it media mail last week. 6d
Laughterhp @Chrissyreadit Yes! I got it earlier this week! 6d
TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp - No worries!! I will let you know when it gets here!! 6d
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - I'll keep my fingers crossed!!! 6d
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David Copperfield | Charles Dickens
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David Copperfield, master of relatable chapter titles 😂

Also, I'm not sure how old my specific edition is as I can't find a date anywhere, but I do know that Ethel owned it in 1900, so it's at least 122 years old - which is honestly kind of crazy!! While I have come to appreciate the convenience of ebooks, there is still something so magical about reading a physical book that has been handled, read, loved (& possibly hated haha) for over ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) a century. Books that old come with their own vibe, completely separate from the story itself, and I love it. 1w
slategreyskies Wow, that‘s really cool!! 1w
Jari-chan Amazing! 🤩 1w
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Mollyanna Wow! I love Ethel‘s handwriting. 😍 1w
Readergrrl Look at that penmanship! Beautiful! 1w
AmyG Wow! 1w
quietjenn Most definitely! 😍 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Old books just hold more magic. 🤩 1w
Leftcoastzen Isn‘t that amazing! 1w
DivineDiana You have a treasure! ❤️ 5d
UwannaPublishme How cool! 4d
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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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This chapter title... Same, David, same 😂

Leftcoastzen 😁 1w
LitStephanie Adulting is hard! 🤣 1w
quietjenn 😆 1w
shanaqui Ha, I've read David Copperfield and completely missed that chapter title. Sounds like something you'd read on Twitter any day lately... 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Leftcoastzen @LitStephanie @quietjenn @shanaqui - I suppose since David was only the tender age of 10 when he was forced to set forth on his own, he had a little more reason for complaint, but I still couldn't stop snickering over this one haha 1w
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I have had this memoir (?) by Amelia Earhart on my TBR for quite some time, and after being on reserve at the library for about six months, it finally appeared!! After reading (and thoroughly enjoying) The Spirit of Saint Louis by Charles Lindbergh, I was expecting a heftier tome (his account runs about 570pgs), but at less than 200pgs, some of which are photos, Earhart's story of being the first female to fly (as a passenger) across the ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) was much more lighthearted and less technical. Towards the end of the book, she mentions that it has only been 7 weeks since the flight itself, so this was written and published with a couple months of their historic flight. Earhart is modest and depreciating, even in the chapters where she is talking about her personal pilot experience. She's very open about the fact that she, personally, did nothing to facilitate the journey of The ⬇ 1w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Friendship other than go along for the ride, but it was still so interesting to read about. Because she was writing with the presumption that her readers already knew a lot of the background for the flight, there were times that I felt a little lost, but it was still an enjoyable read. I also loved hearing her thoughts on what direction the aviation industry should/would take, and different ways she believed people (and women) should be ⬇ 1w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) involved. Almost a century after this flight, it's amazing to see how much of what she suggested did come to pass.

This isn't exactly a book I finished and felt like everyone should rush out and read, but it was an easy read with a likable and intelligent narrator, and a worthwhile piece of history to explore, if nothing else than for a glimpse of the aviation industry in its infancy.
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TheAromaofBooks #Pantone2022 - Basil - Those stripes match exactly in real life!! @Clwojick
#AestheticallyMatched - Somehow this one just fit how I imagine Earhart as a person!! @Clwojick
#RoaringWolf - Finally - @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
#OWLS - Astronomy - Star Struck
#MtTBR
#BeattheBacklist2022 - Historical Event
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Roary47 Yay! Great job. It looks very interesting. 😊 1w
Clwojick Great job!! 7d
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Dragon Slippers | Jessica Day George
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I like to spread my #NewYearWhoDis picks out by reading one a month, so here is January's pick!! I had read this one before but so long ago that I couldn't remember how it went. I really liked Creel who is sassy and independent without being obnoxious and is still willing to accept help when she needs it. I loved the dragons, too!! Thanks for the pick @vonnie862 - I am looking forward to the Bridgerton book for February!!

megnews Great cover! 1w
Clwojick 💙💖❤️ 1w
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Librarybelle Hooray!! 1w
vonnie862 Woo! 1w
tokorowilliamwallace What's this challenge all about? 1w
TheSpineView Love the cover! Every girl should have their own dragon! 💜🐉 1w
TheAromaofBooks @tokorowilliamwallace - It's a special even hosted by @monalyisha every year. She has a limited number of sign-up slots in December where you put in your favorite books from the year & what kind of books you enjoy. Then she carefully matches everyone with someone whose list she thinks they will enjoy. You don't actually swap books, just lists. However, it's just a once-a-year thing, so there won't be sign-ups again until December!! 1w
Lauredhel Oh wow you are banging out the challenges! I need to get started... 7d
TheAromaofBooks @Lauredhel - This is the delightful time of year where everything I read fills multiple prompts because I haven't filled very many prompts yet haha 6d
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Joy in the Morning | P. G. Wodehouse
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#SundaySoapbox - love this hashtag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !!!

I always recommend Wodehouse, and the tagged book is one of my all-time favorites, although in general, it's hard to go wrong. I also love Daniel Pinkwater's absolutely zany sense of humor - The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death always makes me laugh.

Some books I absolutely love so much that I want to recommend them, but am scared to in case the person doesn't love them ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) like I do - An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott, The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, and so many others that I love and reread again and again. ❤

Wanna play @kimmypete1 @UwannaPublishme @Nute @Addison_Reads ? I'd love to see some of your recommendations!!
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SilversReviews Mostly historical fiction. 2w
wanderinglynn Love Wodehouse! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks @SilversReviews - Do you have a favorite historical fiction? 2w
TheAromaofBooks @wanderinglynn - Even if I feel like I'm not in the mood for Wodehouse, as soon as I start reading one of his books, I feel better about my whole life haha 2w
SilversReviews @TheAromaofBooks The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel and other books by her - that is a really good one. Books by Pam Jenoff and Renee Rosen. 2w
AmyK1 I love Wodehouse and that is definitely your fault 😂 2w
TheAromaofBooks @SilversReviews - Thank you!! I will check those out!! 1w
TheAromaofBooks @AmyK1 - I'm kind of like a Wodehouse missionary 😂 1w
SilversReviews @TheAromaofBooks You are welcome. 1w
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Dragon Slippers | Jessica Day George
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So this windowsill (because I am definitely not out of bookshelves because that would be crazy 😂) has become my January “assignments“ shelf. It looks a little ridiculous because it is, but as the year goes on, many of my challenges overlap so I will not always be giving myself this many books to tackle every month, if that makes sense lol although this doesn't include the five books I am chapter-a-day reading, either! Anyway, #weeklyforecast ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) is just tooling away through this pile!! I started the tagged book for #NewYearWhoDis yesterday evening, so I should be finishing it for sure!! After that, I'm not sure what will appeal to me next, but probably a mystery, so either Dumb Witness or The Eight. Almost all of these are books from my own physical shelves I've been meaning to read, so I'm genuinely excited about checking them off!!
@Cinfhen
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vlwelser The Eight! ❤ 2w
Cinfhen A windowsill for books?? Genius 🙌🏻♥️😘 2w
TheAromaofBooks @vlwelser - I've been meaning to read it for quite some time, and then got it on the cheap from Book Outlet. I'm excited to finally get to it!!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Everything is a bookshelf if you try hard enough 😂 2w
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Whiskey Beach | Nora Roberts
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This one was a borderline between straight romance and romantic suspense - when in the midst of a bitter divorce, Eli's soon-to-be-ex-wife is murdered, with Eli as the prime suspect. A year later, the case against him has been dropped, but the actual murderer's identity is unknown, meaning a cloud of guilt still follows Eli everywhere. He comes to stay in the old family home on Whiskey Beach, where he meets Abra, a jill-of-all-trades who should ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) have really annoyed me but actually didn't. Her free-spirit “be yourself“ attitude somehow actually came off as genuine so I ended up really liking her. Various other things happen at the old homeplace, including another murder, leaving Eli and Abra wondering how it's all connected. This wasn't on-the-edge-of-your-seat-are-they-all-going-to-die tension, but it did keep the story up-pace. This wasn't my favorite Roberts ever, but it's ⬇ (edited) 2w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) one I can see myself rereading at some point.

#TBRDeckofCards - 10Spades @Clwojick
#Pantone2022 - Coral Rose - it matches better in real life haha @Clwojick
#JumpStart2022 - Actually my first book towards my goal for this readathon!! @Lizpixie @Clwojick
#OWLs - Potions - Severus Snape
#MtTBR
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Massachusetts @megnews
#19822022 - 2013 @Librarybelle
#AestheticallyMatched @Clwojick
#RoaringWolf - Hope @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
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Librarybelle I read this one awhile ago and remember liking it, though I couldn‘t tell you any of the plot points now! 😂 2w
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TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle - in fairness, a lot of her books are like that. I can always depend on them for a relaxing getaway, but they don't necessarily stick with me after that!! 2w
Librarybelle So true, but she is absolutely perfect escape from reality reading! 2w
Roary47 This is gorgeous! 💛 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle - She is totally my go-to for that! If I'm feeling a little stressed, I know I can count on her to give me likable characters and a happy ending, and her bibliography seems to be neverending! 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Roary47 - Thank you!!! 1w
Clwojick Great matches! 💖💖💖 1w
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Whiskey Beach | Nora Roberts
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I'm in the midst of that first-of-the-year optimism where I start a bunch of books all at once! Besides the tagged book, which I will hopefully be finishing today, I'm working chapter-a-day on five(!) others... the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - The Story Girl (a reread for me, but it's been a really long time since I read it); I'm #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights with the #PemberLittens (and enjoying it more than I did in junior high haha); my ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) #BookSpin for the month is David Copperfield, another book I read many (many) years ago & don't remember at all - those Murdstones are dreadful!!; I just started Pinocchio for January's #ChildrensClassicRead - I've never read this one before but the chapters are quite short so I'm going 2 chapters/day; and I'm trying to work my way more diligently through my nonfiction TBR, which I tend to put off. My first NF read for the year has ⬇ 2w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) been on hold at the library for so long I didn't think it was ever going to arrive! It's Amelia Earhart's account of flying in the Friendship across the Atlantic - 20Hrs; 40Mins.

So I have a lot on my plate @Andrew65!!!

What are the rest of you #weekendreading? Feel free to share!!!
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Daisey I'm also in the middle of so many readalongs! A few of the same as you listed and hoping to fit in The StoryGirl this month as well. 2w
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Andrew65 Wow! A lot to have on the go. Happy reading. 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig January Optimism. Besides my 2 #PemberLittens Readalongs I finished my #irl 📚 and 🍻 Club read of Ann Cleeves Raven Black then decided to seasonal read her 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig And I still want to do Month by Month Reread of 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Daisey - Buddy reads really have helped me tackle some of the books on my list I've been reluctant to read (I never would have read Moby-Dick on my own!) and it's been a fun way to inspire me to reread old favorites that I never seem to make time for otherwise, like #PotteraDay. 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Crinoline_Laphroaig - I love the idea of reading seasonally!! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace @puzzledbooks Here's another prompt for you. 1w
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Sea Spell | Jennifer Donnelly
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First off, my first attempt using Canva to make a collage and I love it!! It's all @Clwojick's fault since she keeps having these challenges that involve other pictures and colors 😂 Sea Spell was a fabulous conclusion to Waterfire Saga. I wasn't sure I was going to get into a story about mermaids, but I actually really enjoyed this series a lot, and Donnelly did a surprisingly fantastic job of pulling together two huge plot lines in the end ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) I was afraid she was going to have to rush one of them, but actually felt like she gave both sides of the story the attention they deserved. I'm not sure this is a new favorite series that I'll revisit time and again, but they were quite well done and I can definitely see myself trying some of Donnelly's other books - anyone have a favorite?? 2w
vlwelser This is my favorite. 2w
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vlwelser But this series is really awesome also. 2w
Librarybelle I love Donnelly‘s historical fiction…to go along with @vlwelser ‘s shout outs, I also really liked 2w
Clwojick 😏☺️😉Can‘t stop, won‘t stop making reading challenges! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - I just love all your creative ideas!!! And now you've got me being creative, too, because I had to learn how to use Canva 😂 2w
TheAromaofBooks @vlwelser @Librarybelle - Thank you for the recommendations!!! I'll be checking these out!! 2w
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Thank you so much @Judybskt !!! I have been meaning to read this one for a long time and it looks like a perfect wintery read!! Please pay no attention to the fact that the Reese's are already opened... obviously I have enough self-control to at least wait to do that until after I take a picture! 😂

Thanks for hosting the #LittleChristmasSwap @bookish_wookish !! The perfect way to conclude the holiday season!!

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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I finally had to print this off for reference. Wayyyy too many names that sound like other names! 😂 Although it does mean we get some spoilers as far as who marries who...

@Crinoline_Laphroaig
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rubyslippersreads I‘ve read the book several times before, but this is still helpful with all those confusing names! 😄 2w
Lcsmcat When my irl book club read this a few years ago, I did the same thing. You need a family tree to make sense of it! 2w
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Prize Winners | Ryan W Bradley
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I'm here to congratulate the 2021 #BookSpin Giveaway Winners!!!! Let's hear it for @Lucy_Anywhere @MeganAnn @LeslieO @candority @Addison_Reads !!! If each of you could please email me at itsthegoodlife15 at gmail, I can't wait to make arrangements for you to receive a book!!! If for some reason any of you do not wish to receive a book, please email me anyway and let me know!!

TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED THIS YEAR: I can't thank you enough ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for making this challenge so awesome!! I still get a genuine thrill when I see #BookSpin trending in Litsy's tags each month - I can't believe that so many of you are enjoying this honestly really simple challenge 😂 Thank you so much for spinning and reading along with me in 2021, and I'm excited to see what 2022 brings!!! (Even if it has brought me David Copperfield as my first spin of the year! 😆) 2w
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IndoorDame Congratulations to the winners!!! And good luck with David Copperfield @TheAromaofBooks 2w
LeslieO Oh wow! How exciting! 2w
BookNAround Congratulations! 2w
Professional_Book_Dragon Congrats to everyone who won!!! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for hosting this!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
EadieB Congrats 🎉 to all the winners and thanks to @TheAromaofBooks for holding this fun event! 2w
Leftcoastzen Thank you for organizing all the fun! It‘s great to see what everyone is reading & the bingos! 2w
MatchlessMarie Congrats winners!!! I have David Copperfield on my must listen to everything Richard Armitage narrates list 😂 Definitely need to get to it this year. 2w
Chili Congratulations to all the winners!🎊🎉 Thank you to @TheAromaofBooks for hosting! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Congrats to the winners and thank you, Sarah, for hosting this awesome challenge! 2w
IamIamIam 👏👏👏 Congrats!!! Thank you so much, Sarah, for your generosity and for putting so much into this fabulous challenge!! 2w
reading_rainbow Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉🍾!! 2w
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rsteve388 Congrats! 2w
TheKidUpstairs Congrats!!! 2w
aperfectmjk Congratulations! Though I feel like we're all winners! So many excellent reads this year, and this challenge has been one of the few that I've been able to stick to year round with little effort. Thank you Sarah for creating this and inspiring us all! 👏 2w
Roary47 Yay congratulations!!! 2w
BayouGirl85 CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS. Congrats to all the participates, for all of our reading worlds have been expanded by our 2021 reads. 2w
DrexEdit Yay! It's nice to get a little reward for doing stuff you would do anyway! 😊 Congratulations to the winners and THANK YOU @TheAromaofBooks for coordinating this massive challenge. It's what got me reading again after a pandemic slump! 2w
silentrequiem 🥳 Congratulations, winners! 2w
Pigpen_Reads Congratulations to the winners!! 🥳 2w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Congratulations to the winners! And thank you, Sarah, for hosting!!! 2w
robinb Yay!!!! Congratulations to our winners!! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
AmyK1 Congratulations to the winners!! 2w
4thhouseontheleft Congrats!! 2w
Kdgordon88 Congrats to all the winners! 🎉 2w
Crazeedi Yay and congrats to all the winners!! 2w
kwmg40 Congratulations to the winners! 2w
Elizabeth2 Congratulations to all of the winners! And thank you @TheAromaofBooks for creating this challenge, which led to a community of people trying to read more! Does it just blow your mind how widespread your idea went?! It should! You are amazing! 2w
candc320 Congratulations winners 🎉🎈🍾🎊 !!! 2w
Lcsmcat Congratulations everyone! And thanks @TheAromaofBooks for running this fun challenge! 2w
TheLudicReader How exciting. 2w
EliNeedsMoreShelves 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Librarybelle Congratulations winners! And a huge THANK YOU @TheAromaofBooks for this challenge! 2w
CloakNQuill Congrats everyone!! 🎉 🎉 Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for all that you do 💕 2w
MeganAnn Oh my goodness, how exciting!! I rarely win anything! A HUGE thank you for everything you do to keep this going and for helping us all read more! ❤️✨📚🎉 2w
claudiuo Congrats to the winners but most important a big thank you for all you do for us, for the time you spend and if that is not enough for the prizes you give as well! These last 2 years were so much better because of you! 2w
Megabooks Congratulations to the winners and thank you for doing this fun challenge every month, Sarah!! You are very much appreciated!! 2w
jessjess Congratulations to the winners and yes a big THNAK YOU to you @TheAromaofBooks for all your work!! 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Congratulations winners! Seems a huge thank you to you Sarah for running this thing. In theory it's easy, but the amount of participants multiplied by posts for lists, bingos, reviews, etc... you're a superhero! I might not actively try for bingos, but just having the board makes me read more often. THANK YOU! 2w
SeaToSkyes Congratulations everyone!! 🎉 2w
Bookwormjillk Congratulations winners and thanks @TheAromaofBooks 2w
Suet624 Congrats to everyone and many thanks to Sarah. 2w
Johanna414 Woohoo!!! Congrats to the winners! 2w
JackOBotts Thanks for hosting this wonderfully fun challenge, @TheAromaofBooks - Congrats to the winners! 🍾🥂 2w
vonnie862 Congratulations to the winners! 👏👏👏 2w
HufflepuffGirl90 Woooo! Congratulations! 2w
Soubhiville Yay, congratulations winners! 2w
WJCintron Congrats to all!!! ⭐ 🎊 🎉 2w
MehoLovesReading Congratulations 👏♥️ 2w
TheSpineView Congrats everyone! 💜📖💜📚💜 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch Congrats!! And thank YOU @TheAromaofBooks for all you do! 2w
Bookzombie Congratulations to all!! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations everyone! 2w
RaeLovesToRead Congrats to the winners and thank you for hosting! It's been really fun... I'm happy to say I've had a few Bingo's over the last year 😄😊 2w
wanderinglynn Congrats everyone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And thank you Sarah for hosting! This has been an excellent challenge. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations to all! 🥁 🥁🥁🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
hissingpotatoes Congratulations everyone!!! 🎉 🎉 👏 👏 2w
Allylu Congratulations! #BookSpin is the best! 💕😊📚⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2w
SpookyMazeOfBooks Congratulations 2w
bookandbedandtea Congrats to the winners and thanks for continuing to do this, Sarah! 2w
Lizpixie Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
BarkingMadRun Congrats!! 2w
Nessavamusic Congratulations! 2w
AsYouWish Congrats to the winners!!!! 💙💙💙💙 And thank you so my @TheAromaofBooks for making such an awesome challenge!!! 2w
candority This is so exciting! Thank you, Sarah! 💕 I will send you an email shortly 😊 2w
Gissy Congratulations! 🎉🎊 👏👏👏👏 2w
Ruthiella Congratulations 👏👏👏🥳🥳👍 2w
UwannaPublishme Yay! Congrats to all! 🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻 And much gratitude to the amazing @TheAromaofBooks ! 🙌🏻❤️ 2w
Smarkies Congratulations! And thanks a bunch for hosting this @TheAromaofBooks ! 2w
Cinfhen Congrats to all and special shout out to Sarah!!!! You rock 🪨 🙌🏻🍾💗I could listen to your “rambles” all day long 😜😘 2w
Larkken Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for hosting! 2w
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
BarbaraJean Woohoo!! So exciting—congratulations to all the winners and a HUGE thanks to you, Sarah, for all the work you put into hosting such a fun challenge!! 🎉🍾🥂 2w
BarbaraBB You‘re the best Sarah! Thanks for hosting! 2w
coffees Woohoo, congrats!!! 🥳🎉🎉🎉 2w
maich Congrats to the winners and thanks you for hosting❤ 2w
bekakins Congratulations guys 🥳🥳 2w
slategreyskies Yay!! Congrats!! 🎉✨ 2w
I.be.Stef Congrats to the winners! And thank you @TheAromaofBooks for hosting! 💯🥳 2w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2w
Read4life Congrats & thank you, @TheAromaofBooks for starting this huge, successful challenge! 💙🤓 2w
Heideschrampf Thank you so much for all your efforts! ❤️ 2w
Lucy_Anywhere Woohoo! Thank you so much 🙏 This is my favourite Litsy challenge 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Congrats everyone!!! ❤️ 2w
Argon Congratulations winners!! 🎉👏 And thank you @TheAromaofBooks for this challenge, it‘s so much fun! 💕👏💕 2w
Clwojick Amazing!!!! Congrats to all the winners! 2w
crazyspine Thanks for organizing. Can't imagine how time consuming 2w
Butterfinger Congratulations everyone!! 2w
Zuhkeeyah Congrats to the winners!! 🎉 2w
DivineDiana Cheers to all the winners! Thank you so much, Sarah for all your hard work to support Litsy readers! 🎊👏🏻📚 2w
Addison_Reads I will email you right now. Thank you again for doing this. 💙 2w
FelinesAndFelonies Awesome! Congratulations! 🎊 2w
Bookgoil Congrats everyone!!!! 2w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations everyone 🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈 2w
ElizaMarie ooooo! Congrats peeps! 2w
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Grrlbrarian Yay, congrats all!!! 🎉 2w
DogMomIrene Congratulations all!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Ash.on.the.line Congrats to the winners!! You‘re so awesome for this! 2w
Andrew65 Well, done everyone 👏👏👏👏🥳🥳🥳🙌 2w
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Sargar114 Congrats to all the winners!!!! 2w
Kaylamburson Congrats to all the winners!!! And thank you @TheAromaofBooks for doing this challenge for us! 2w
ErinSueMreads Yay! Congratulations! 2w
CarolynM Congrats winners 🎉 2w
EclecticBookLover Thank you @TheAromaofBooks ! You do a FANTASTIC job running this every month. I'm hoping to jump back in some time this year 😊 2w
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Rogue Wave | Jennifer Donnelly
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Book 2 for the year is the 2nd in the Waterford Saga. Things really start to ramp up. Having six protagonists should feel ridiculous, but overall Donnelly does a good job focusing on just a couple at a time, giving the story enough emotional investment to make it work. Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.

TheAromaofBooks #AestheticallyMatched - They're exploring underwater ruins & this one just seemed to fit!! @Clwojick
#Booked2022 - Non-patriarchal society @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage
#19822022 - 2015 @Librarybelle
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#OWLs #AncientRunes - fictional language
#BeattheBacklist2022 - unusual pet
#TheShelfieChronicles - 2nd in a series
#BookSpinBingo
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Librarybelle Yay for so many challenge prompts fulfilled! 2w
Cinfhen Whoa!!! #ChallengeSlayer ⚜️🙌🏻 2w
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vlwelser I love this author. I'm pretty sure she's part of a small crowd of people that could convince me to read a series about mermaids (though I only read the first 3 books so far). 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @Cinfhen - I love January, when every book fills tons of prompts because there are sooo many to choose from!! 😂 2w
TheAromaofBooks @vlwelser - I had never even heard of this author, and can't remember how this series ended up on my radar, but I'm really enjoying them!! Getting ready to start book 4 (& final!) this evening! 2w
Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go!
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Look at you! Crossing off #somanyprompts !! 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
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My first book of 2022 was one I was supposed to read in December since it's an #LMPBC pick 😂 Don't want to say too much here for that reason. I did like this one, but found the MC a little difficult at times. Also there is a lot of marriage-bashing and I wasn't a fan. But on the whole, a good story and I was totally rooting for the main couple.

Hoping to mail this one today!! @robinb @DanaManiac @kimmypete1

TheAromaofBooks First book of the year obviously qualifies for a million challenges 😂
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Texas @megnews
#Fourfoursin22 - Alternating (every other chapter from a different POV) @lauredhel
#AestheticallyMatched - I totally meant to include the photo I thought went with this one! @Clwojick it's the phone tangling from the end of the cord - as soon as I saw that pic, I knew it was the one for this book. I also love that this challenge is weirdly ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) about gut-matching 😆
#NoShameReadathon22 - Contemporary Romance @nessavamusic
#19822022 - 2020 @Librarybelle
#OWLs #MuggleStudies - Rubber Duck
#TheShelfieChronicles - 22+ chapters
#BookSpinBingo
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Librarybelle Yay!!! 2w
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Nessavamusic Great job! 2w
Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! 2w
robinb @TheAromaofBooks Hey Sarah! Do you know when I might should look for this one? Just checking in. 😊 1w
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - Oh I did mail it!! Onnnnnn last Thursday? But I can't seem to find the tracking number?? It is coming media mail so hopefully it is just taking its time 😬 Keep me posted, and I will keep rummaging around for that tracking number!!! 1w
robinb @TheAromaofBooks Will do...thanks. 1w
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Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Review time!! I'm a little behind!! This was my final read of 2021. I was just in the mood for something not romance lol I have had this series out from the library for a while so thought I would delve in, and I have really been enjoying them. The world-building is a little stuttered sometimes - I am frequently confused about how certain objects are behaving in the water, if that makes sense - but overall solid YA fantasy with a fun, underwater⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) setting and likable characters. 2w
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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@megnews is hosting the #RoadTripUSA2022 challenge, trying to visit each state (via book, of course!) this year. Love the idea of these #TravelTuesdays !!

I'm a lifetime Buckeye & think Ohio's big must-not-miss definitely has to be the Hocking Hills region. I'm rather passionately fond of my state & get a little defensive when people blow it off as “just“ corn, when, first off, corn is awesome 😂

I was delighted to realize the tagged book is ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) set in German Village, including scenes in the famous Book Loft bookstore!! My other favorite Ohio reads are probably the Kate Burkholder mysteries by Linda Castillo. Set in Ohio's Amish country, Castillo does a great job realistically portraying the Amish community and the ways they are the different and the same as their English neighbors. We have an Amish population in my neighborhood as well and while they obviously choose to live ⬇ 2w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) differently, they are just as human as the rest of us.

Can't wait to see what other Ohio reads any of you have to share, and I'm intrigued to see where #TravelTuesdays take us next!!!
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megnews I love The Book Loft! So many great places to visit in Columbus! I also love the Toledo area. I haven‘t made it to Hocking Hills yet but definitely on my list! 2w
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JamieArc I love Hocking Hills, so in that vein, the tagged book is a great non-fiction read that ends there: (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk People who make fun of Ohio are boring and don‘t know how to discover possibilities. 2w
StaceGhost My cousins live out there and my best friend went to OSU in Columbus— Ohio is gorgeous! 2w
megnews @JamieArc @Bookwormjillk @StaceGhost it‘s great to see all the shout outs to “discovering possibilities” in Ohio. I didn‘t realize Grandma Gatewood‘s Walk ends in Ohio. It‘s been on my tbr forever. 2w
JamieArc @megnews it‘s been a while since I‘ve read it, so the walk to Old Man‘s Cave may have been separate from her Appalachian Trail walk, but the book still ends talking about Hocking Hills. I remember that because it was an unexpected surprise - it‘s a place I love. 2w
Amandajoy My husband is on a business trip in Dayton. He spent the morning lost. He‘s not a fan of Ohio. 😂 2w
Lauram Ohio corn and Amish fry pies are amazing! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @megnews @JamieArc - Granny Gatewood is from Ohio & a section of the Buckeye Trail that goes through Old Man's Cave is named for her. I have that book on my shelf but still haven't gotten around to reading it!! I've heard good things about it, though. 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - I think it's beautiful here and love it so hard haha I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea, but still! Recently I read a book where the MC had moved to NYC from Ohio and literally spent the entire book whining about how horrible/life-ending it would be if she had to move back there, and it REALLY annoyed me lol 2w
TheAromaofBooks @StaceGhost @Lauram - It's so happy here!!! And Amish fry pies - total win!! 😂 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Amandajoy - I have similar feelings about New Jersey, so it's probably fair LOL 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I bought Waiting for Tom Hanks at The Book Loft the last time I visited and didn't know at the time there's a scene set there.😂 I'm selling for our downtown hotel and will be visiting soonish. I like Columbus. Maybe I'll venture further out on a future trip. 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick - it's only about an 1.5hrs from Columbus to Old Man's Cave, so if the weather is decent, I definitely recommend it as a worthwhile adventure!! There are several other connected parks in the region as well. The om Hanks book, the MC says something at some point about it being a great place to commit murder because you could hide the body & no one would find it for days, and I was losing it because... true! 😂 2w
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Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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I really fell off the #WinterGames bandwagon the last week and a half!! I forgot to post my Week 4 points so here are weeks 4 & 5 combined - 33,360!

I had a great time playing again this year & being a member of the #MistletoeManiacs - can't wait for next December!!! Thank you so much for hosting @Clwojick and @StayCurious !! You run an awesome party!!!

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 2w
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BINGO TIME | J S Lubandi, Jaja Books
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Here's the #BookSpinBingo card! First, I put our official numbers (8 & 15) back in the mix. Then I drew them all out & wrote them down as I went, meaning the official numbers are just mixed into the card with the rest! As you can see, 21-25 are both labeled with their numbers & also as free spaces, so you can use them to match however you wrote your list. To score a bingo, just read books (in any order) that are in any row or column!! MORE INFO ⬇

TheAromaofBooks 1 - Okay so my tag list is a disaster & I just tagged everyone who signed up for #BookSpin 😂 Of course no one tagged here is remotely obligated to bingo!! Please let me know if you want removed from this aspect of the tag list and I'm sorry I just didn't get everyone straightened out this time around haha ⬇ 2w
TheAromaofBooks 2 - Remember – NO PRESSURE!!!! If this starts to stress you out, just take that page right out of your journal and pretend it never existed!! This challenge is to encourage you to read, not to make you feel like reading is a chore!!!

3 - FREE SPACES can be filled with any book that is NOT already on your list!! ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks 4 & final - As a reminder, only the “official” BookSpin/DoubleSpin numbers will count towards giveaway entries. I don‘t want the giveaway to be stacked against people who aren‘t able to read lots of books each month. So basically there is still a maximum of 2 entries possible per month no matter how many books you read from your list. This bingo card is just for fun & glory! 😁

Thanks for playing & happy reading!!!
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HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! This is gonna be a great month! ❤️💜 2w
Susanita I decided bingo is a bridge too far, but please keep me on the bookspin list! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Susanita - Thank you!! Can do!! I know a bunch of people feel the same way, but somehow my tagging lists ended up as one big list 😂 I think I should have it sorte for February, though! 2w
MehoLovesReading Thank you for the tag, but I feel that Bingo is a bit too intense for me because I'm a mood reader so having a list and just reading from it is not possible for me 😂 2w
shanaqui I'm happy with being tagged for both, so please keep me on both lists! And wow, I can't imagine what a lot of work this can get to be, so take care. 💙 2w
Librarybelle Yay…thank you! 2w
DivineDiana You are amazing! Thank you! 2w
Megabooks I have a bit of fomo skipping bingo this month! 😂 2w
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! Let‘s go! 🎉🎉 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks - There is something addictive about scoring those bingos, seriously 😂 2w
claudiuo Yay, you are awesome! I just finished a script that generates my bingo card from the book list and wanted to see it in action, and it seems it works. 😁 Thank you so much! (edited) 2w
bthegood Thx starting now🙂👍 2w
Clwojick Awesome!!! Thanks !! 2w
kellyann28 Thank you!! 🥰 2w
TheAromaofBooks @claudiuo - Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing!!! 2w
Bookzombie Thank you! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace I was just going to ask what this month's numbers were. So, thanks for the tag. Hopefully my friend from Instagram will be on the app and joining us soon! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace @MehoLovesReading, I'm a distracted, erratic, book butterfly heavy mood reader, too. But I want to see what I can accomplish with these kinds of prompts for regulation. My Goodreads feed is a case in point to my approach, if you want to connect there, too! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 💜 2w
rham Hi, I just joined Litsy and would love to participate in this challenge if not too late. Thank you! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @rham - Never too late to join!! Here are the basics of how the challenge works (links to my blog off Litsy) - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge - but let me know if you have any questions!! It's a monthly challenge, so there are new numbers/new bingo board every month. You can make a list and jump into January, or wait and start in February, whatever works for you!! I've added you to the tag list!! 2w
rham @TheAromaofBooks Great, thank you so much! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace @puzzledbooks Here's the official monthly post. Come join the challenge! @thearomaofbooks can answer any questions about it. She has a comment explaining it with a link to her blog post. 1w
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Spinning in Time | Joselyn Ignacio
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Good afternoon, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is EIGHT!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is FIFTEEN!! I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at everyone's lists & am really looking forward to seeing your reviews!

My next post will be the #BookSpinBingo card!!!

My tagging/tracking system has changed this year, so if you didn't get tagged PLEASE let me know so I can add you to the ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) (semi) permanent tag list!!

Below are a few housekeeping items that I would really appreciate if you took a few moments to read. As always, my new masterpost about both #BookSpin & #BookSpinBingo can be found on my blog - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge - & this link is always available in my profile as well.


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TheAromaofBooks 1. Remember, this is a no-pressure challenge!! You can read one or both of these books. You can bail on them. You can bail on the whole challenge and try again next month. Whatever works!! This is supposed to be fun not stressful!! ⬇ 2w
TheAromaofBooks 2. I do have a giveaway at the end of the year. Every BookSpin or DoubleSpin book completed counts as an entry!! In the past, I have tracked these myself, but for 2022 YOU are in charge of tracking your own entries!! To help with this process, I have created a Google Form that can be found here - https://forms.gle/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A - You can use this Form two different ways: You can update it throughout the year OR you can wait and fill in ⬇ 2w
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) all the information at the end of the year. If you want to be entered in the giveaway you MUST use this form. However, if you do NOT want to be entered in the giveaway but still want to use the form for organizational purposes, I have set it up so that the personal info/address blank is OPTIONAL - so you can use the form without submitting your name/address. If you do not care about the giveaway you do NOT have to use this form at all ⬇ 2w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) There is more information about how the form works when you click on the link and go to the form because I LOVE overexplaining things!!! You are also ALWAYS welcome to ask me questions!!

4. Even though I don't HAVE to see your reviews I love reading them!! So please feel free to tag me in any and all BookSpin reivews!!

5. For the giveaway, DNFs do count!! The goal for #BookSpin is to get a book off your TBR, so if you decide not to ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) finish it, it's still off the TBR and still counts as a completion in my book!!

6. If you do not finish your #BookSpin/#DoubleSpin book this month it is STILL ELIGIBLE for a giveaway entry as long as you complete it sometime in 2022!! There is space in the form for you both to put down what book you are SUPPOSED to read & then to check off which books you DID read! ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks 7. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge!! If you wanted tagged & I missed you, it was completely inadvertent!! Please just let me know that you want to be added to the tag list. You can also let me know if you want to be removed - no hard feelings!! Feel free to jump in & out of this challenge as needed. Also, obviously, getting tagged doesn't mean you HAVE to actually participate!!


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TheAromaofBooks 8 & final (FINALLY) - While I don't have time to reply to all of the comments to this post, I do read every one and love seeing which books got picked for you!! I do respond to any direct questions or confusion, so please feel free to ask away if something doesn't make sense or you need some clarifications. Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm, and happy reading!!! 2w
AmyG Thank you! I am reading the book I most wanted to read on my list (edited) 2w
Librarybelle Yay! My BookSpin is Body and Soul Food, and my Double Spin is Flipped for Murder. Cozy mysteries for the win! 2w
wordslinger42 Yay!! My spin is The Monsters and the Critics by Tolkien (for grad school) and my double spin is Henry and the Guardians of the Lost by Jenny Nimmo! 2w
rsteve388 My #8 BookSpin is Seek You a Graphic Novel about Loneliness and My Double spin is Unfuck Yourself. Looking forward to reading these books. 2w
Lcsmcat Matrix and Vox! A fun month ahead. 2w
vlwelser My BookSpin is a random library book and my DoubleSpin is a book from my Netgalley backlist. 🤷 2w
HufflepuffGirl90 #bookspin is City of Dod and #doublespin is You. This‘ll be a great month! 🧡💛💚 2w
Roary47 Nice! My BookSpin is The Land of Stories which is also my #FairyTaleReading Challenge. And my #DoubleBookSpin is one of those 2015 reads I need to do. 😂 2w
Allylu Yay! Hope you had fun last night!! 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Brazen & Cleopatra. Both have been on my TBR for a couple of years and are the ones I likely would've bumped for others this month. 2w
mollyrotondo Hi! It doesn‘t look like I was tagged in this post but I would like to be on the list. Thank you for all you do! 2w
Soubhiville Yay! Thank you! My Bookspin is Cantoras and my Doublespin is Piranisi. (Now I just have to get my bookclub books read first 😅📚) 2w
TheAromaofBooks @mollyrotondo - Thank you for checking in!!! I know I missed people with my new tagging system, so I'm still tweaking the list 😂 2w
robinb Yay!!! I‘m excited to read both A Deadly Education and An Old, Cold Grave. 😊👍 2w
eeclayton My BookSpin is The Historian and my DoubleSpin is The Pillars of the Earth. Yay! ☺️ 2w
mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks I definitely understand! Just looking forward to participating! Thank you! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - I really enjoyed A Deadly Education, but I think I'm going to wait and read the second book when the third comes out. I can't deal with all these cliffhanger endings!!! 2w
staci.reads My Bookspin is The Personal Librarian and Doublespin is And So We Read On! 2w
rmaclean4 Bookspin is Hot Milk and Double Spin is Catherine House. Excited for both!! Thanks for all you do. 2w
MatchlessMarie Never realized how cute your spin bowl is! 💙💙💙 2w
Crazeedi @AmyG hahahaha!! You and I are reading the same book, it's my doublespin!! 2w
Crazeedi My Bookspin is the book for #FoodAndLit! Yay!!! I'll probably do the buddy read book 2w
kimmypete1 I got missed, please add me to the list!❤️ 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures I would like to play this year (wasn't tagged)! Thank you for all your hard work I hope this year with the new system is more fun for you.
I love your personal new system with the 2 list and am totally going to copy it.
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Suet624 My bookspin is Eden, a freebie I got from LibraryThing. I'll be reading my December bookspin first though. Thank you for doing this again this year. 2w
robinb @TheAromaofBooks Glad to hear it‘s a good one, and I know what you mean…sometimes the suspense can kill you! 😂😂 2w
BooksNBowls Winter Garden and All Fall Down I‘ve already started Winter Garden yesterday, what a coincidence it‘s number was pulled! 2w
bookandbedandtea I've got Invisible Women and Arctic Fury. Looking forward to both! 2w
Traci1 A Keeper by Graham Norton and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. Yay! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @MatchlessMarie - I have a serious weakness for adorable bowls 😂 Thank you!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @kimmypete1 @ChaoticMissAdventures - I got you both added to the tag list... I'm definitely going to be more on top of things for February 😂 2w
IamIamIam I have The Ickabog, right on the heels of the Harry Potter anniversary reunion, and potentially 2w
MeganAnn Bookspin is Sigh, Gone which is one of my #newyearwhodis reads from @JackOBotts 🎉 Doublespin is a #roll100 title. They both align with things I need to read this month! ❤️ 2w
TheAromaofBooks @LitsyEvents - I'm not really sure what/if any aspects of BookSpin you would like to repost. The reminder post each month? The numbers when they are drawn? The bingo card? Nothing? 😂 If you let me know, I can put you on the tag list or not, whatever is best!! 2w
claudiuo So happy the numbers are in, thank you so much!
My #BookSpin is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and #DoupleSpin is Kitty and the Midnight Hour.
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Singout Mine is A Great Reckoning: the next of the Louise Penny books. It will be lighthearted compared to my other reads this month! 2w
Pigpen_Reads Whoo! My #bookspin is The Chosen by J.R. Ward. My #DoubleSpin is Columbine by Dave Cullen 2w
CaitZ My bookspin is Fortune Favors the Brave and my double spin is an arc I should've reviewed a while ago-History of the Chicago Portage 2w
candc320 Yay!!! My coke this month are The Attic on Queen Street and The Pull of the Stars! 2w
Caryl Hooray! I‘ll be reading Barbara Kingsolver‘s The Bean Trees and Kate DiCamillo‘s The Beatryce Prophecy. 💖 (edited) 2w
Kangaj1 Yay! My bookspin is Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian (also for #TBRDeckotCards) and Voyager, which I am almost done with on audio! 2w
Kangaj1 (doublespin is Voyager!) 2w
Zuhkeeyah Yay! My bookspin is A Shadow In The Ember and doublespin is A Memory Called Empire. The second book is a buddy read so a true double win. 2w
kellyann28 Thank you! My Book Spin will be Uprooted! 2w
ChasingOm Hahahahaha — my bookspin is The Curie Society which….I read last night! Success!! 😄 2w
Bookzombie Yay! My bookspin is Dangerous Women and my doublespin is Last Chance Rodeo. 2w
Moll @TheAromaOfBooks Yay!! Thanks for posting😍 Quick question: If we keep the same board for more than 1 month (just swapping out books when we read them), can we still apply any new BookSpin numbers to that same board? I hope that makes sense😂 2w
SusanLee Thanks!!! 2w
AshleyHoss820 I‘m joining in this year, if you‘d like to add me to your list! I‘ll skip bingo for this year as school always dampens my reading time. 😕 My bookspin is Beasts of No Nation and my double spin is The Nix! 😊 2w
Chelsea.Poole Thank you!! 🌀 2w
Bookwormjillk Thanks! 2w
night_shift How did I repeat books all through my list and still not manage to get them for both 😂 bookspin a library hold and double spin is 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Moll - I'm not 100% sure I understand your question, but all 20 numbers are in play every month. So as long as you have a book assigned to each number, you are good to go!! 2w
CarolynM Thank you🙂 2w
vonnie862 Sweet! My Book Spin is A Discovery of Witches (I need to finish this one!) and by Double Spin is Native Country of the Heart. 😄 2w
rockpools Thank you - and Happy New Year! My Bookspin is something for #ReadingAfrica2022 - I‘m going to try the tagged. My doublespin is anything off my own shelves - I‘ll decide later in the month. 2w
Chelsey_5 Yay!! Happy new year! Please tag me in the #bookspin and #bookspinbingo. Thanks for all you do!! 2w
CSeydel Heyyyyy I‘m late but I‘d like to join! My bookspin is Ether Day and my Doublespin is The Lincoln Highway! Woot! 2w
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Anticipation | Marguerite Thoburn Watkins

Hey gang!!! I have to work through a pile of notifications, and then I'll be posting the #BookSpin picks for January!!! Sorry I'm so late today, but my sister, my husband, and I had a great party last night and really enjoyed hanging out this morning so I guess it was worth it!! 😁 But this is the latest I've ever posted BookSpin!!! Crazy times!!! But it's coming VERY SOON 😂

Megabooks So glad you had fun!!! 2w
JackOBotts Happy New Year! So glad your family celebration was a blast! 🥳🍾🥂 2w
DrexEdit Friends and family gatherings are priority#1. Ready whenever you are! 😊👍 2w
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robinb Celebrate good times…books will always be there. 😊👍 2w
ozma.of.oz Glad you had a good time! 🎉🎉 2w
MittenGirlPeach Enjoy yourself! We‘ll be here! 2w
Pigpen_Reads I'm glad you and your family had fun!! 2w
NikkiM5 Thank you and Happy New Year ❤️ 2w
IndoorDame Glad you had fun! Happy new year!!! 2w
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What!!! @kellyann28 thank you so much for all these fun goodies!!! Everything looks delightful and the scented spray smells AMAZING. I am super excited about both these books as they are ones I have been meaning to read. Thank you for such a thoughtful and fun box!! And thank you for hosting #Bestof2021Swap @candority !!!!

kellyann28 You are welcome! I am glad you like it! ❤ 3w
monalyisha Looks so fun & cozy! Another great package, @kellyann28 😉! 3w
Jennifer3 I thought This Time Next Year was an adorable read! 3w
kellyann28 @monalyisha Thank you! I sure do love some swaps 😂👏 3w
candority Looks great! 😍 3w
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Dragon Slippers | Jessica Day George
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So I've been thinking about #BookSpin a lot (LOL) and I am always telling y'all to make this challenge work for you, but realized it wasn't exactly working for me!! My original intention was to use it as an opportunity to tackle a book each month that I genuinely do want to read, but always seem to put off. But once I started with the bingo part, my BookSpin list actually turned into my month's TBR, which actually isn't the same thing at all! ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Then last month @Ash.on.the.line had a brilliant idea - TWO LISTS! One list that's actually for BookSpin, just to read that one book. The other list for bingo, comprised of the books I'm planning to read anyway! So! On the left is my 2022 list. I'm hoping to read the BookSpin number off this list each month, and the books below 20 will be replacement numbers (I've added a few more since I took this pic), so if 1 is drawn for January, ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Catch-22 will turn into the new 1 for February, etc. On the right is the list I'll use to fill in my bingo board, because it's 21 books I'm actually planning to read in January. These are all books for challenges, readalongs, and all that good stuff. I'm actually super excited about my new system. Those books on the left are some potentially really good books but kind of challenging to read so I keep putting them off!! ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) And just a reminder - I probably won't post #BookSpin numbers as early tomorrow as I usually do, but I will get to it at some point, never fear!!! I've really been enjoying everyone's lists and can't wait to see what we'll all be reading for January!!! 3w
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wordslinger42 You picked so many good books, and I love the idea of two lists! I have Dragon Slippers and have been wanting to read it for a long time. That might go on February's list! I'm also planning on tackling Les Mis this year... I'm a little bit terrified 😂 3w
Daisey I completely understand this as my list has very much become my monthly TBR as well. I decided to try to keep mine reasonably simple this year by making every number a prompt and somewhere from 10-15 will pretty much stay the same from month to month. The current goal is to keep at least 1 or 2 of those as Owned TBR. Thanks so much for continuing this challenge! 3w
llwheeler My list shifted from the original intent of getting older books off the tbr to just my monthly reading too. I'm keeping just one list, but I've decided to use it to work through books from previous bookspin lists that I still haven't gotten to. 3w
TheAromaofBooks @wordslinger42 - I'm so scared of Les Mis that it isn't on any of my lists anywhere 😂 But I did significantly reduce my GR goal this year because I do want to focus on some fatter/more difficult books off the list. I'm actually really excited about tackling some of these keep-getting-put-off books!!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Daisey @llwheeler - One of my favorite parts of the challenge is seeing how everyone tweaks it to make it work for them. It's so fun!! 3w
cewilf Love this idea! 3w
BookDadGirlDad @TheAromaofBooks Les Mis is one of my favorite books ever. I find when I tackle the bigger books, I follow it up with several smaller ones to keep goals. I do love your bookspin idea. I may steal it.... 2w
TheAromaofBooks @cewilf @BookDadGirlDad - I'm really hoping having two lists will help me actually get a couple of pesky malingering books off the list but still have the fun of scoring bingos, which are strangely addictive haha 2w
Ash.on.the.line Okay you took my idea and made it better! Love this! I‘m posting my list now and then looking at numbers and may even try this! 🥰😄 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Ash.on.the.line - When you were talking about the two lists last month, this new plan just clicked in my mind 😂 I probably would ever have thought of it on my own, so I'm glad you inspired my thought process!!! 2w
claudiuo This is a great idea, maybe I will start using the 2 lists as well. In my case though (slow reader), I found that the bingo is really helping me to read more. I always start with either the bookspin or the doublespin and then I try to push myself to read at least 4 more books in one direction or other. That's why I usually read only one of the spins each month. This helps me so much, thank you so very very much for keeping both challenges going! 2w
Elizabeth2 I love reading all of these ideas! ❤️📚I‘m more like @claudiuo since 5 books a month is a lot for me. I‘ve yet to hit a bingo, but the challenge each month is fun and definitely helps me read more! 2w
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One Charmed Christmas | Sheila Roberts
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@Jadams1776 I cleared the board!! Thanks so much for hosting this fun bingo.

PS for some reason the numbers on the prompt explanations didn't match their squares so that is why things are scribbled out at the bottom haha

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Leanne.clark Can you add me to the taglist please? 🥰 3w
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One More for Christmas | Sarah Morgan
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@maich Here are my results for your 2021 challenge!! Since I didn't plan ahead, seven checkmarks feels pretty good haha I really enjoyed seeing if I ended up reading a book that matches each month's prompt. Thanks for hosting - can't wait to see the 2022 prompts!! #ReadingWithMaja

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Give it Away | Samuel Stricklen
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Hey gang!! I'm trying to spread out these posts so you don't get blasted by “Sarah Has #BookSpin Thoughts!!!“ fifty times a day 😂 First, just a couple clarification points for the upcoming BookSpin season, and secondly a reminder about entries for the 2021 Giveaway!!

2022 Thoughts:
1. Short version: Sunday's BookSpin post may be slightly later than usual. Long version: My sister always comes over for NYE but she has to work this year, so ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) instead she is coming over January 1 and we are going to stay up until midnight and celebrating surviving the first day of 2022 😂 So I may not be as prompt with posting the numbers as usual LOL
2. A few people have asked... using the Google Form is NOT a requirement to participate in the challenge!! It IS a requirement if you want to be entered in the 2022 giveaway! If you aren't comfortable sharing your personal address you can still ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) use the form. The address “question“ is NOT required to complete the form, so you can still use the form for tracking your spins. I just can't send you a giveaway goodie if I don't have your address - totally up to you!!
3. Please remember to sign up for the tag list on my post from earlier this week (or here... but not both haha). If you do not get tagged on Sunday, it's because I'm bad at bookkeeping, so just let me know!!
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2021 GIVEAWAY INFO:
1. Every BookSpin & DoubleSpin book you've read (or DNFd!) this year counts as one entry, as long as I know about it - you can tag me in reviews, in a summary post, or comment here which ones you've completed.
2. I will be giving away ONE book each to FIVE participants!!!
3. All books must be completed & posted by JANUARY 3!!!
4. I am planning to draw the winners January 4 or 5 & will tag you all when I do.
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5. As always, thanks for playing along and for your patience with all my overexplaining posts!! I love overexplaining things; it's basically my hobby. 😂

Speaking of which - the new BookSpin/BookSpinBingo masterpost can be found on my blog here: https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge/

Let me know if you have any questions!!! You all are the best!!!!
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BarkingMadRun I‘m in for 2022, and I read the two books every month all year! Woohoo! 3w
Sarahreadstoomuch Love this celebration with your sister! Enjoy! Thanks for hosting this. It‘a one of the best events around and that has a lot to do with you. I cannot wait to get back into it! 3w
AmyG 2021..,.I have read 13 books. All the bookspins and 1 doublespin. Thank You!!! 3w
tdrosebud I think I only managed 2 books this year, one this month and I think the other was way back in February (not sure exactly). I'm hoping for better participation next year. 3w
LibrarianRyan I will go through and check today and get everything updated. 3w
IamIamIam Thanks so much, Sarah!!! Enjoy your New Year's celebrations!!! I love the Google form & I'll probably be using it at the end of the year for a total. 😁❤ 3w
rockpools I‘ve won already. I‘ve loved making bingo boards & waiting for the drama that is 12.25 on the 2nd of the month, your posts make me laugh, and my bookshelves now have names. That‘ll do beautifully 😁 (Translation- I have no idea what I‘ve read this year, but it wasn‘t much at all. Enjoy your New Year!) 3w
ErinSueMreads Blah I've been terrible about posting! I'll update tonight! 3w
corireadslife Can I be added? Sounds fun and I am trying to knock out my backlist this year! 3w
Caterina Thanks for all the work you put into this! I'm looking forward to hopefully participating more in 2022! (I believe I'm at 3 books for this year) 3w
Gissy This form that you sent is for 2022, correct? Or do I have to write the books I read during 2021?
What I see in the form is that we are only going to track in the form books chosen as #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. The rest of the books read during the month will be tracked by us in our personal reading journals. But we can post in Litsy the books that we are planning to read in order to show these two categories, Am I following the rules? 🤔☺️⬇️
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TheAromaofBooks @Gissy - Yes!!! The form is for 2022. For 2021 I am still doing everything by hand, which involves an overly complicated system of handwritten lists, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets 😂 Because only the BookSpin & DoubleSpin picks are eligible as giveaway entries, the form only tracks those books. All the bingo reads are “bonus“ reads because they don't count towards the giveaway. The form is mainly for the giveaway aspect!!! 3w
Gissy I think I will this month by category since it gives me the flexibility to choose the books I will like to read. I‘m a mood reader🙋🏽‍♀️ 3w
Nessavamusic Thank you for all the work you‘ve done this year! Glad to make this easier for you! 3w
Gissy @TheAromaofBooks Ok. Thanks! I can imagine how much work it is to doing manually instead of having a form in the computer where you can track the entries faster. I will do my #BookSpinBingo in categories. It will be better for me. 3w
Kangaj1 Love this! Thanks for all your hard work. I'm looking forward to 2022 with this challenge! 3w
RaeLovesToRead Hiya, where is the Google form please? I can't find it 🤔 3w
claudiuo The form idea is great, thank you so much for all you do always. Hope the First Day of New Year celebration with your sister will be awesome! Wishing you a great and happy New Year! 3w
BacklistReader Looking forward to getting back to this challenge in 2022. I was doing great with it and then kind of fell off the wagon near the end….. 3w
BookDadGirlDad Thank you so much for doing this challenge!!!!!! I've already added the google sheet to my bookmark bar. No searching for it. (You may want to post that link with each bookspin/doublespin drawing.) 3w
night_shift Have a happy new years! Excited to start using the form 👍👍 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Happy New Year! Enjoy your time with your sister! 💚🎉 (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks @RaeLovesToRead - The form is here!! https://forms.gle/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A I guess it helps if I post it!! 😂 3w
RaeLovesToRead @TheAromaofBooks Super, thanks! Before I fill in the second bit by mistake, is this for 2021 or 2022? 😊 3w
Sweetkokoro The google form sounds like it will take a lot of stress off of you and that‘s wonderful! I‘ve signed up for 2022, hope you have a great New Years with your sister! 3w
Megabooks Have so much fun on NYE!! 🎉🎉 Excited for another year of this fun challenge!! 3w
mrp27 Happy New Year! I agree with many others. I‘ve already won by getting books off my tbr. I made my bookspin post as an end of year accomplishment and not as an entry. If I plan to enter 2022 giveaway I‘ll definitely use the google form. 3w
Suet624 Have a great time with your sister and thank you for everything you do. 3w
candc320 So excited for the new year!! 3w
SpookyMazeOfBooks I'm excited and no problem with you been late. As for the Google doc , where it's at , and I have no problem with you knowing my address. Also have fun with your sister 3w
CoffeeNBooks Thank you- you are amazing! 3w
SpookyMazeOfBooks Found it and saved it so I can send in my books . 3w
swynn Signed up and ready to go! Thanks! And enjoy your time with your sister-- we'll be here when you're ready. 3w
EadieB I filled out my form for 2022 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Enjoy your time with your sister! Excited for another year of whittling down Mt. TBR. ❤️ 3w
OriginalCyn620 Happy New Year, Sarah! Thanks for all your hard work and hosting this challenge…you‘re a total rock star! 3w
Lizpixie Thank you! I‘ve enjoyed playing every month, even the ones when I‘ve barely managed to read anything off my board. I‘ll be adding my unread #bookspin & #doublespin books from this year back into my 2022 pool of TBR books. Will they count as entries again in 22 or is it a clean slate from Jan 2nd? 3w
WJCintron 🙏😃 thanks 3w
Allylu @TheAromaofBooks I really don‘t want to be part of the giveaways. It‘s really generous of you, but I would rather not. Is that okay? The excitement of the numbers being drawn on the 2nd of the month is enough for me. LOL I do want to be tagged for my list and the drawing of the numbers - I already told you that. You are so great to do this for us! 💕😊📚🎶🎉 Happy New Year! 3w
Monica5 I'm in, but you don't have to enter me in the giveaway. @TheAromaofBooks I just enjoy doing it and helps me cut thru my TBR's☺️ 3w
Eggs Thanks Sarah🥰 I did another year of both #bookspin and #doublespin every month of 2021!! Also completed the bingo board every month!! 3w
melissajayne No problem; it will give me sometime to complete the books I have started 3w
TheAromaofBooks @RaeLovesToRead - The form is going to be for 2022. I'm finishing 2021 the old-fashioned way, with my complex manual system of handwritten lists, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets 😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Lizpixie - There will be a maximum of two entries per month, so if you want one of those to be a pick from last year, it can be, but it would cost you one of that month's 2022 entries, if that makes sense haha 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Allylu - Absolutely fine!! But for this year you are kind of automatically entered because of how I do the tracking (it will be different next year since you'll only be entered if you choose to submit the form), but if anyone is drawn who doesn't want to accept a book, they can definitely decline and I can draw another name instead!! 3w
BkClubCare You are adorable. I commented on your blog but I am on my phone so not sure which post it was on 🤣 3w
kwmg40 Thank you for continuing to run this challenge! Please do tag me on your 2022 posts. However, my name can be omitted from both the 2021 and 2022 draws, as I mainly do this challenge for the fun and motivation! 3w
Allylu @TheAromaofBooks sounds good! 3w
Singout Please include me again, Sarah! I think I read 9 books this year. 3w
bthegood I'm in for the #BookSpinBingo - thank you - 3w
ferskner Thank you! I love your explanations :) 3w
Crazeedi I filled out 2022! And I didn't get every month in 2021 but I did manage several! I'm in for next year and I thank you so much Sarah for the motivation and your hard work!! 3w
Crazeedi And sisters are the best! Have a wonderful time!! 3w
Bookishlie I‘m in for 2022!! 3w
MaleficentBookDragon Thank you for all your hard work (I‘m exhausted and confused doing two swaps a year!🤪). This is my favorite challenge and one of the only three I‘m planning on doing in 2022. 3w
CoffeeNBooks Please keep tagging me for #Bookspin and #Doublespin! Thanks! 3w
Bookjunkie57 I‘m not participating for January (feeling overwhelmed) but please continue to tag me as I plan to pick back up in February 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Bookjunkie57 - No worries, jump in whenever you feel like it will be fun instead of stressful!!! 3w
Kaylamburson Please do continue to tag me for 2022! I hop in and out, but I think the Google doc will keep me now organized too! Thanks for hosting and happy New Year!!! 3w
Bits Continue tagging me please! 3w
BekahPat Please tag me in #bookspin and #doublebookspin. This is my first year to participate. I will post my January list soon 3w
crazyspine Im in for January 2022 3w
EliNeedsMoreShelves Yesss!!! I am in and ready to go for 2022! I would love for you to continue to tag me. 3w
LaraReads Please keep tagging me for #bookspin in 2022! Excited to be in again. (edited) 3w
cewilf I think I only managed one book spin finished this past year, but I‘m recommitting for 2022!! I love this challenge, thank you for all your hard work! 3w
Singout Please keep tagging me, please and thank you! Looking forward to it! 3w
Bklover I think I already told you this but keep tagging me for both! Thank you Sarah!!! 3w
Bkwrm7 Late posting, but I'm in for being tagged in 2022! Thanks so much for continuing to run this! 2w
Chelsey_5 Let go 2022!! 💁🏼‍♀️ 2w
CSeydel Not only did I fail so hard at bookspin in 2021 but I was completely off Litsy for most of the year. 😣 But I‘m back now, and what the hey, count me in! Try try again! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @CSeydel - Sometimes life happens!!! You're always welcome to join or skip BookSpin however works best for you!!! 2w
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I fell off the #WinterGames bandwagon a bit this past week as things got a lil crazy at work. I even forgot to post my Week 4 scores, so Week 5 is going to be huge!!! Hoping to wrap things up strong with #20in4 - I'm a bit burned out on the holiday flicks, so I'm focusing on finishing the tagged book for #LMPBC and I randomly started reading Deep Blue so I'm going to see if I can read the full four-book series this weekend!!
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Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 3w
Allylu Yes, I noticed the posts have veered away from holiday reads. Everyone is gearing up for January, including myself! Happy New Year! 🎆🎉😊📚 3w
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I'm a 100% unapologetic reading challenge addict, so my goal for #JumpStart2022 is to actually read the books that fit with January's challenges! 😂 If I can stick with them, I will make a serious dent in the unread books on my own shelves, which is one of my big goals for this year. I'm SO excited about filling in some blanks in my shiny new bujo!!!!

Thanks for hosting @Clwojick @Lizpixie !!!

Clwojick Woohooooo! I finished my first book during my night shift, and I immediately pulled out my bullet journals to fill out a bunch of prompts. So satisfying to finally start checking them off and filling them in! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - It's SO good to connected to other people just as crazy as I am 😂 3w
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So I realize we're supposed to stay positive, etc. but I also feel like there is no sense in beating around the bush: I totally failed #BFC2021 😂 Mainly because I was really bad at actually setting goals... so maybe I was actually awesome at it, since I accomplished the goals I set?! LOL Anyway, as @wanderinglynn says, it's a new year and new challenge, and I am going to try to be a little more focused this time around!! I've already ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) decided that I am going to focus on getting some chunksters off my TBR/shelves this year, which for me is any book over 500 pages. I'm starting with the tagged book. I don't necessarily have to finish it in January, but I want to make actual progress on it!! For the fitness aspect, my husband & I have really been working on making sure we take the dogs around the block every evening - so easy to skip this time of year - so I am going ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) to keep that as a top priority!!

Thanks as always for hosting, Lynn - your encouragement means a lot!!!
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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 3w
jb72 You got this! 3w
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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New year, new tracking method, new picture! But no worries - the challenge remains the same!!! 😁

A huge thank you to all of you who have made these challenges so fun and successful!! I'm stoked about what 2022 is going to bring and have been so excited to see some of you already posting your January lists!!!! As most of you know, I'm changing the way that I track & tag people this year. IF YOU WISH TO BE TAGGED FOR 2022, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!! ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Please specify if you would like to be tagged for BookSpin, for Bingo, or for both!!! I am going to use the SAME TAG LIST ALL YEAR so if at any point you want to be added, subtracted, or switched off of the Bingo list, please just comment on literally any post anywhere and let me know!!! I will still be posting the reminder posts each month about a week before I post each month's numbers.

I have created a NEW FANCY MASTERPOST! Because ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) I am the world's most rambly person, I decided to create it on my blog instead of Litsy because Wordpress doesn't limit my character count! 😂 The new masterpost, which includes a link to the 2022 Google Form for tracking BookSpin reads, can be found HERE: https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge/

As many of you know, YOU are in charge of tracking your own BookSpin reads for 2022!!! I have created ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) (with fantastic input from all of you!!) a Google Form where you can track your reads. There is information about how to use the form, etc. found at the link. As always, ask me if you have any questions, or if you notice that I misspelled March or something. The form can be found HERE: https://forms.gle/i7nnJhgpSJKHNJBr9

You can use this form throughout the year or fill in the whole thing at the end of the year, whatever works for you! ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Even though I am not going to be tracking everyone's reads this year, or updating my tag list monthly, I still LOVE seeing everyone's posts - your lists, your reviews, your rants, your bingo boards, everything!! So please do still feel free to tag me as I really enjoy that aspect of the challenge, even if it's meant that my TBR is not actually being reduced at all! 😂

I'm so excited about 2022 and reading ALL THE BOOKS! Thank you ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for reading along with me, and comment below to make sure you're added to the 2022 tag list!!!

I am tagging everyone who posted a list for December, but literally anyone is welcome to join!!
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Mollyanna Thank you so much for hosting this amazing challenge. I would like to be tagged for bookspin and bingo. 🥳 3w
TheLudicReader 100% in for spin and double spin. (edited) 3w
kellyann28 I would like to be tagged for both Book Spin and Book Spin Bingo! 💙 3w
rsteve388 Please tag me. For both :) 3w
rabbitprincess Tag me for both please! 😄 3w
Elizabeth2 Please tag me for both. Thank you for such an awesome reading challenge! I read more because of you! ❤️💕❤️ 3w
Addison_Reads Tag me for both. I'm excited for another year. 3w
Traci1 Please tag me for both. ❤ 3w
jenniferw88 I've signed up for #roll100 so think keeping track of those numbers & this will be too complicated, so skipping this year I'm afraid. Hope to join again next year though! 3w
bookandbedandtea I'm in! 3w
MatchlessMarie Pick me for both!! 3w
MrsReads1 I'm in please! Rhank you for doing this! 3w
Smarkies I'm in again! 3w
vlwelser Please put me on the list for both. Thank you for all of this! 🤗😘 3w
Lovesbooks87 I am in for both. Thanks again for doing this again next year! 3w
TheKidUpstairs Yay! Please continue tagging me 😄 3w
candc320 Yes yes yes I want to be tagged so I can participate in both! I swear this really helps me read more each month! Thanks for all you do! (edited) 3w
Bookwormjillk I'd like to participate in both please! I was working on my January list this morning, but need to let it marinate a bit before I commit! 3w
bthegood Thank you and yes tag me, I am trying #BookSpinBingo- looking forward to it 🙂 3w
Allylu Yes, I want tagged for both! Thank you and I would do anything I can to help. 💕😊📚 3w
JenReadsAlot Please tag me for both! Thanks for doing this I look forward to the 2nd every month! 3w
Suet624 Please tag me for Bookspin. Thank you! 3w
megnews I‘m in for both. Thanks for doing this! 3w
BarkingMadRun I‘m in for both!! 3w
Kangaj1 I am in for both! 3w
katiekat311 I am in for both! I look forward to challenging myself every month! Thank you!! 😊😊 3w
MittenGirlPeach Absolutely in for both #BookSpin and DoubleSpin! Such a fun challenge every month! 3w
BookNAround Yes please! Both for me. 😁 (edited) 3w
AmyG I‘m in! And thank YOU for running this great challenge. (edited) 3w
IndoorDame Please tag me for both! Thanks for doing this! 3w
Gissy I want to be tagged for both! 📚📚🤗❤️ 3w
Chili I‘m in! 3w
tdrosebud Tag me for both please 3w
Kristelh Please tag me! 3w
wideeyedreader Please tag me for just bookspin this year, not bingo! I‘m so excited to read more! 3w
Laughterhp Yes! In for it all! Please tag me for both. 3w
Chelsea.Poole I‘ve never played before, but I think I‘ll give these a go in 2022 😊 so, please tag me also! 3w
erinreads Please tag me for both! 💕 3w
Lizpixie Yes please!! Tag me for both🙌 (edited) 3w
IamIamIam I'm so excited!!! I'm in for Bookspin and I can't wait to go through my books and do a whole new list!!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Yikes! 😱 I need to start working on my January list. Please keep tagging me! 😊 3w
La_Cori Please tag me for both.. I was working in my January list 💟📚 3w
Bookgoil Please tag me for both!! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m in!!!!! I‘m only going to focus on #BookSpin #DoubleSpin ~ thanks, Sarah xx Happy New Year 🎊 3w
Jari-chan Tag me for both, even though I'm only going gor the spins in January. But I might be back for the Bingo in February 😊 3w
galueth28 You can tag me for both, please and thank you! 3w
Chrissyreadit Yes! For bookspin and double spin ❤️ 3w
Lollymya Yes for both 3w
vonnie862 Please tag me for both 😊 3w
Nessavamusic I‘m in for both bookspin & double spin! 3w
Chrissyreadit I love how you did the form! 3w
Librarybelle Yay! Please tag me for both. Thank you!!! 3w
bekakins Tag me for both please!! 😁 3w
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m in for both!!! 🙃💜 (edited) 3w
RaeLovesToRead Please tag me for both! 😊❤ Thank you! 3w
FantasyChick Absolutely ypu know I'm in! How else am I supposed to know what to read every month? 🤣🤣 3w
night_shift Uhm, yeah! Definately!! 3w
Nelnjali Please tag me for both lists. I'm glad you've found a way that will be less stressful to do this :) Thanks for hosting one of my favorite games! 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yay! I definitely want to continue in 2022 for both! ❤️ 3w
Charityann I‘m in!😄 3w
rjsthumbelina I'm in! I'm not very good at consistently participating, but I like being able to participate at times 3w
Charityann For both! 3w
Bookworm54 Please keep tagging me for both lists :) looking forward to another year of this! 3w
LibrarianRyan Both please 3w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Tag me for both, or don't. I'll find the posts & play along anyway! 🤣 3w
kwmg40 Both, please! Thanks! 3w
Daisey Absolutely looking forward to this again in the new year! Please keep tagging me for both. 3w
JackOBotts Yes, please! This is such a fun challenge!! Bookspin only, though (maybe someday I‘ll advance to Bingo!) (edited) 3w
claudiuo I'm in for both! I'm not very good keeping up with the spin reads but bingo made such a huge difference in my reading habits that I will always be grateful to you. Thank you! 3w
MehoLovesReading I'm in for # bookspin only and I wanted to thank you for your great effort in making this work for another year ♥️ 3w
sprainedbrain Both please! 3w
wordslinger42 Thank you so much for all the time and heart you put into this challenge! I am in for book spin and bingo! 😊 3w
staci.reads Please keep tagging me for #bookspin and #doublespin! Thanks so much! 3w
DrexEdit Yay! Thank you so much for managing this game! I like watching both tags, but I've only ever done the #bookspin, so I guess I only need the tag for that and not the bingo. Thank you! 💜😊 3w
Johanna414 Please continue to tag me in both, thank you! 3w
SusanLee I‘m in! Thank you 🙏🏻 3w
llwheeler Please tag me for both! And thanks so much for keeping this challenge going! 3w
Pigpen_Reads Tag me for both please! 😊 3w
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Please keep tagging me for both... and thank you!!! 3w
rmaclean4 Please tag me in it all in 2022!!! 3w
peanutnine Please tag me for both! Thanks for organizing such a fun event, it's my favorite 💖 3w
MallenNC Please tag me too! Looking forward to a new year of bingo reading. 3w
Megabooks Tag me for both please! You rock, Sarah! Thank you! 3w
5280reader Please tag me for both! I love reading with the positive group. Thanks! 3w
AFrostCauseReads Please tag me for both! Thank you for all you do! You‘ve helped challenge me get through a lot of my TBR books!!! 3w
JamieArc Tag me for BookSpin, please! Kind of excited to make a tracker in my bullet journal for it 😊 3w
AmyK1 Please tag me for bookspin/doublespin! Thank you! ❤️ 3w
HeyT This is my favorite reading commitment each month so please add me to the book spin tag list 3w
Skygoddess1 Please tag me for Bookspin/Doublespin. 3w
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m in, and many thanks! 💚 (edited) 3w
Coffeymuse Thanks for doing this every month-I'm in for both! 3w
ImperfectCJ I'm in for all of it (spin, double, bingo)! I'm excited about your innovations! 3w
Lcsmcat I‘m in for bookspin and doublespin please! (edited) 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Is it okay to just participate without filling out these forms? I enjoy the challenge and getting the books off of my TBR shelves. Having my name entered into a draw is truly immaterial to me, I simply love the challenge of it all and enjoy everyone else‘s successes too! 📚💚📚 3w
Nutmegnc Yes, please, for #bookspinbingo!! 3w
Hestapleton Tag me in all of it! Thank you! 3w
sebrittainclark Please tag me for both! 3w
MeganAnn Please tag me for both! Thank you for all the work you put into this! It‘s been my favorite challenge so far! ❤️ 3w
CaitZ Please tag me for both. I look forward to this each month. 3w
BookwormAHN Please tag me for both 😺 3w
Kdgordon88 Yes, please tag me for both! Slaying the TBR with mighty BookSpinBingo! 3w
AnneCecilie Please tag me for both. Thank you for organizing this every month 3w
LiteraryinLawrence Yes please! 3w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Please tag me for both!! So excited for 2022 reading! 3w
ferskner Please tag me for both! I know I have some entries this year that I never got posted, but it's not possible right now. Things will calm down so much in January! 3w
Read4life Please tag me for both. Thank you 💙 3w
ravenlee I‘m in for both, please and thank you! I‘ll probably pop in and out throughout the year, but I LOVE this challenge! 3w
Roary47 Yes, please tag me. 💛 3w
michellelav I'd like to be tagged please 😁💕 3w
Annie1215 Please tag me! 3w
Littlewolf1 Me please 3w
Prairiegirl_reading Thank you so much for doing this! Please tag me for book spin and double spin. 😄 3w
Allydanielle88 Id like to be tagged 3w
Jess861 Could you please tag me in bookspin and doublespin. 3w
hissingpotatoes I'm in for both! (But how is it almost January already 😫) 3w
DivineDiana I would like to be tagged! Thank you for your kindness. This challenge has helped me to read my own books! 👏🏻 3w
Scochrane26 Please tag me in bookspin & bookspin bingo 3w
Simona Yes, please tag me for spin, double spin and bingo. Thank you 🙏 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks for doing this another year! I‘d like to be tagged for both. 3w
nitalibrarian I'm in! Thanks! 3w
dainarmb Yes please! 3w
RainyDayReading This challenge is so much fun! I‘d love to be tagged for both! 3w
rockpools Happy New Year Sarah! Please can you tag me for #Bookspin - I‘m giving bingo a miss this year. Probably. Thank you 😘 3w
Caterina Tag me for both, please! I'm excited to get back to it. 😊 3w
aperfectmjk Count me in! 3w
aperfectmjk Oh, I'm doing both. 3w
melissajayne Tag me for spin, double spin and bingo 3w
TheEllieMo Tag me in, please, I may not succeed each month but I‘ll give it a try! 3w
PuddleJumper Tag me please! For everything 🤣 3w
mrp27 Love to be tagged for bookspin! (edited) 3w
candority Thank you! I‘m in for both challenges again 😊 3w
ncsufoxes Yes, please tag me for both! Thank you! 3w
eeclayton Please tag me for both! And thank you for hosting this super fun challenge ☺️ 3w
NikkiM5 Both please 😊 3w
dgingo I‘d like to be tagged, please! Thank you! ☺️ 3w
keys_on_fire Count me in for both! (edited) 3w
Bookzombie Please tag me for both. Thank you! 3w
marleed I‘m so in for both. Thank you! 3w
BooksNBowls Please add me to the list!! 3w
tokorowilliamwallace Sure, thanks for the effort. Add me just to the Book Spin for now. But it would be nice to know the bingo card for thematic or mood inspiration, at least. 3w
Jadams1776 I‘m in for #bookspin and #bookspinbingo (edited) 3w
PandaPanda Please add me for both! 3w
Julsmarshall I‘m all in for both! The bingo challenge has really helped focus my reading and I‘m so appreciative of all the work you do for this process! 3w
Hooked_on_books I‘m in for both! But how is it almost January?! 😱 3w
Sresendez12 I‘m in for both! 3w
Bklover Please tag me for both. I am a horrible participant, but I look forward to this so much. Sometimes the number you pick just helps me realize what number I really wanted it to be and that helps too. But I am going to be a better participant this year. Thank you for what you do! You are the best! 3w
j9brown I'd like to be tagged for both! I enjoy seeing the posts and updates even when I can't keep up 😆 3w
Crazeedi Of course I'm in @TheAromaofBooks ! Thank you for your hard work!! 3w
Grrlbrarian Please tag me for both! This has been great for my reading life. Thanks for your efforts on behalf of all of us!!! ❤️ 3w
Crazeedi And yes I want in everything!! 3w
Catsandbooks I'm in for both spins and bingo! Thanks for all your hard work! It is much appreciated! 3w
CarolynM Please tag me for bookspin/doublespin. Thanks Sarah for keeping this fun activity going😘 3w
nocto Yes please! I‘m in for another year of bookspins! And many thanks for organising! 3w
BarbaraJean Woohoo!! Excited for BookSpin 2022!! Please tag me for all of it. 😁 3w
BookDadGirlDad Count me in for all of it!!!! 3w
LeafingThroughLife Please tag me for BookSpin! Looking forward to another year! 😁 3w
Zoes_Human I'm totally in for #bookspin and #bookspinbingo, please! 3w
SpookyMazeOfBooks Me please for bookspin 2022 3w
Butterfinger Tag me please for all three. 3w
behudd Please tag me for book spin! I love it! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Tag me again for 2022 please 3w
Soubhiville Please tag me for both. I can‘t believe it‘s already time to get a list together for January 2022! 3w
wanderinglynn Yes! Please keep tagging me for both. This has been such a fun reading challenge & has really helped me cull my TBR bookcase! (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks @CoverToCoverGirl - The form is absolutely optional if you aren't interested in the giveaway!! You are also welcome to use the form for tracking without putting your personal information (I've left that question as optional, rather than required) if you want to use it!! 3w
thegreensofa Tag me pretty please for both bookspin and doublespin. Thank you so much for doing this again this year! 💛 3w
Clare-Dragonfly I don‘t know if I can get used to the new picture! 😅😂 But yes—please tag me in 2022! 3w
maich I would love to be tagged. 3w
cwarnier I am all in again. I never do sell in the bingo, but I would love to be tagged on it all. Thanks for hosting. 3w
Singout Please tag me! 3w
LeslieO Yes! Please tag me. And thank you for all the work you do. I love the form. 3w
guinsgirlreads Tag me! ❤️ 3w
Tera66 Please tag me!! 3w
JoeMo Please tag me! 3w
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! I‘d love a tag please! Can‘t wait to get started! ❤️ 3w
Eggs ❤️❤️ 3w
Amandajoy Please tag me for #bookspin. I love it ☺️ 3w
Zuhkeeyah Please tag me for bookspin and bingo! (edited) 3w
jessjess Actually I want to do both please 3w
Sargar114 Thanks for the tag! Definitely plan on joining! Maybe 2022 will be the year of the bingo for me! 3w
CloakNQuill In for another year. Please tag 😊 3w
robinb I‘m in for #BookSpin and #DoubleBookSpin . Thanks, Sarah, and Happy New Year! 3w
magyklyXdelish Yes I will be joining! Please keep tagging me ♥️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheAromaofBooks what is the read along? 3w
Mskt6891 Please tag me for both. I loved taking part for December, thank you for continuing to host in 2022 ☺️ 3w
BkClubCare Sure, appreciate all the heads up. 🤩 Yes, to the tags. 3w
Lesanne I‘ve been away for a couple of months but I‘m back and ready to resume tackling my TBR in 2022!! So please tag me and thank you so much for the incredible job you do on this wonderful challenge!! 😊❤️ 3w
Lesanne Oh, and just tag me for #BookSpin, although I may change my mind at some point! 3w
Lauram Please tag me for both! Im going to make an effort to read at least the bs and dbs each month! Thanks for organizing. I‘m off to read the new guidelines. 3w
Kenziejo Thank you for hosting this! I'd love to be tagged for both! 3w
TiminCalifornia Both please and thanks! 3w
mrsmarch Tag please! 3w
FelinesAndFelonies Still in. December was a rough month and I hardly stuck to my list. I'm blaming it on COVID and the holidays. But I'm ready to start 2022 with a cover all! 3w
KatieB Please tag me for both! 3w
jb72 I‘d love to be tagged! 3w
Clwojick Still in! Please tag me! 🔥 3w
LeticiaToraci Still in, please tag me! 3w
thebluestocking Please tag me! 💙 3w
triplem80 Please tag me for both! 3w
I.be.Stef Hi! Please tag me! ♥️ 3w
Larkken Still in! This challenge has been wonderful, thanks for the tag! 3w
TheDaysGoBy I‘d love to still be tagged for BookSpin please! 3w
LitTraveler I still would like to be tagged for BookSpin, please! 3w
DieAReader I‘d like to be tagged for #BookSpin #DoubleSpin & Bingo (🤞🏻I‘m gonna go give the bingo another try🤣) please! Thanks again @TheAromaofBooks for all the hard work you put in so that we can all have some extra reading fun that‘s “new” every month😉😏♥️ (edited) 3w
jessjess I'd like to be tagged for #bookspin #bookspinbingo and #doublespin please! And yes, thank you so much for your hard work to help us enjoy Litsy more 🌺🌺🌺 3w
CoffeeNBooks Yes! Please continue to tag me! 3w
Ash.on.the.line Yes please tag me! I‘m behind on everything as usual but I‘m definitely going to keep this challenge! Thanks so much for all the work you do! 3w
britt_reads Please tag me for both! Thank you so much for the work you put in organizing this fun challenge! 3w
sarahbellum Newbie here! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Please tag me for both. Thanks for all of your organizing efforts! 3w
faelinwolf Please tag me for both! Thank you! 😄 3w
Argon Had a lot of fun this year and it definitely encouraged me to read some of the books and plays on my tbr, so please tag me me for both 😊 Thank you!! 3w
AsYouWish I can‘t remember if I already commented or not, but I would love to be tagged. 💙💙💙 3w
VeganCleopatra Please tag me for both! Thanks. 3w
jmtrivera Totally in! 3w
EH2018 In! 3w
Caryl I‘m in for 2022! Thanks so much! 3w
coffees Meeeeee xD idk if we're automatically tagged from last year so just in case lol 3w
Tineke Please tag me! 3w
MrsReads1 Please tag me for both! Thanks so much! 2w
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Faking Under the Mistletoe | Ashley Shepherd
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I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I actually really liked the characters and the banter was great. On the other hand, the book felt overly long and somewhat unfocused. There's also the whole dating-your-supervisor thing that felt weird, and then the book made a sudden turn away from fluffy romcom into sexual assault/MeToo territory. I was so confused because there was a point where Olivia literally has JUST BEEN TOLD that ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) a male character is a known sexual predator, and then she just wanders off with him and ends up in a dangerous situation?!!? Like why did she go with him?!?! And it wasn't sneaky, he's basically like, “you should come sit with me in this isolated spot“ and she thinks “oh this guy is really bad and keeps getting away with it because he's a horrible person“ and then says, “oh, okay!“ and goes with him!?!?!?

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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) is listed as a standalone, it apparently has characters from Shepherd's first book, and she doesn't do a very good job at explaining them or their relationships to one another, so I felt myself floundering a bit at time because of the complete lack of background information.

Still, there were so many moments were this book made me snort with laughter and I really did ship the main characters completely. I think this one would have ⬇
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TheSpineView A good edit is so important! 3w
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3w
Jadams1776 👍🏻📚🎁🎉 3w
Yuki_Onna Tag me for both, Sarah! Thank you! 3w
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One More for Christmas | Sarah Morgan
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Sarah Morgan is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine. I genuinely loved this story. Morgan focuses on forgiveness and moving forward, and the understanding that becomes possible when we are willing to step back and look at a situation from someone else's perspective. I'm not usually a fan of books categorized as women's fiction because they tend to be depressing as hell, but Morgan tackles complicated family issues in a way that makes me feel ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) like reconciliation and healing are possible. I feel like a lot of the current take on difficult relationships is just to label anyone who makes you feel bad as toxic and cut them out forever. There are definitely situations where that is what needs to happen, but there are also many scenarios where genuine conversation and work can heal.

My only real caveat with this story is that everyone acted like telling a child that Sant isn't ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) real automatically makes you a horrible person who steals a child's Christmas magic. I grew up with parents who never had us believe in Santa (Mom said she couldn't lie to us about an omniscient, invisible being for our entire childhood and then turn around and expect us to believe her when she said God was real), but always made Christmas a beautiful and magical season. Santa isn't the be-all end-all for Christmas magic and I felt ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) like there were multiple times where everyone got a little obsessive about the importance of Santa. But other than that, I just thoroughly enjoyed this story about two adults sisters and their mother, with a dash of holiday romance thrown in. 3w
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TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I agree with your mom about Santa. ❤️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Prairiegirl_reading - And my parents definitely never presented Santa as a bad thing, and we were always told to respect the decisions other families made (we would have been in BIG TROUBLE if we had told friends who believed in Santa that he didn't exist), but my parents weren't comfortable with lying to us to give us Christmas magic... I understand why many families choose to believe in Santa, but here it was presented as learning Santa isn't ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) real = horrible parenting/only someone who hates Christmas would do this, and I just didn't like the way it came off. 3w
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful little tree 3w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Jadams1776 🎉🎄📚 3w
TheAromaofBooks @ShelleyBooksie - Thank you!! Some years we have been in the middle of big renovation projects and a regular tree just isn't practical, but this little one finds a place every year ❤ 3w
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It's been a few days since I caught up on reviews!! I was excited to get into this collection of Christie stories, but found myself somewhat let down because the title story has already been included, in a truncated form, in the Midwinter Murder collection, as had the second story, The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, which was the Baghdad Chest in Midwinter Murder, and was narrated by Hastings rather than in 3rd person as it was here. The other ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) stories were good, as usual, but not remotely Christmasy or even wintery. So still a pick for the collection because they were all quite good, but a bit disappointing just because they were not all new stories. I really wish that these special editions would focus on actual full-length novels instead of collections of short stories. These stories were originally printed together by Christie, but the other special editions are shorts ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) that HC has put together, which can lend itself to repetition. Considering how many of Christie's novels exist, it seems like they could manage to print these beautiful editions without repeating themselves! 3w
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3w
LeahBergen Yes! I‘m reading it right now and was thinking, “Hmm… I know this story 🤔 Where did I read it?” 3w
Jadams1776 🎉👍🏻🎁 3w
TheAromaofBooks @LeahBergen - It was extra weird because the version of Christmas Pudding in this one was much longer and more fleshed-out than the version included in Midwinter Mysteries. The Chest story was also strange - in this version, Poirot is working with Miss Lemon & talking about how much Hastings would enjoy the mystery, while in the Midwinter version, Hastings is the one telling the story, with no Miss Lemon in sight! I was so confused! 😂 3w
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So I had this idea for a challenge a while back, where you have a few prompts and depending on which one you check off, that directs your path to the next set of options. A sort of choose-your-own adventure except with reading prompts 😂 I wasn't sure how to make it work, but came up with (obviously brilliant) idea of putting it into a spreadsheet, where each cell is a step in the maze. So I'm posting the link to the Google sheet and if anyone ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) wants to try to find their way through, please join me!! I've blacked out all the cells so you can't see any of the other prompts unless you purposefully un-highlight it (so you'll have to save a copy in order to use the maze). You can leave it that way, or un-highlight the entire thing so you can strategize. You can use one book per square, or if a book checks off a prompt, and then also checks off a prompt in the next square, you can ⬇ 4w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) go as far as you can with that book. However works for you - this isn't a very organized challenge because I'm still kind of figuring it out as I go. So if you try it and enjoy it (or hate it LOL) let me know and let me know if you think it can be improved!! I've been playing with it all month. You can also make it an official 2022 challenge for starting... or start tonight, I'm cool with whatever, but let me know if you make it to the ⬇ (edited) 4w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) finish. Here's the link - I'd love to know your thoughts!!!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XzUxq7VU8jZt4TzOB-cQIOLgYr9NG5CZ--xoKsdr...
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Addison_Reads This sounds like fun! 4w
HeyT I'm notoriously bad at finishing anything with prompts but I made a copy of the spreadsheet to see if I can get anywhere with my general mood and RNG reads. 4w
Kenyazero This is such a fun idea! 4w
Lizpixie Brilliant! I think I‘ll make it a 2022 challenge coz god knows I don‘t sign up for that many😂 Thanks lovely! 4w
rabbitprincess I like it! I‘ve bookmarked it to give it a go 😄 4w
quietjenn I'm rather intrigued by this one, especially as I love a spreadsheet 😆 4w
booksellerofyourdiscontent This is such a clever idea! I might give it a go!!! 4w
Crazeedi You are so clever! I'm going to take a look! I'm usually not very good at puzzles, so I'll see!! Thank you for being so creative. And Merry Christmas ❤🎄💚 4w
galueth28 This looks both really fun and clever, I will definetely give it a try! 4w
kimmypete1 How fun! Will be giving this a try for sure! 4w
Julsmarshall What a fun idea! Definitely checking it out! 4w
Chelsea.Poole Thanks for sharing! 4w
Chelsea.Poole Umm, this is the coolest thing ever! I can‘t wait to dig into it 😊 4w
DrexEdit oOoOO! Fun! 😊 I'm going to give this a try. 4w
TheAromaofBooks @Addison_Reads @HeyT @Kenyazero @Lizpixie @rabbitprincess @quietjenn @booksellerofyourdiscontent @Crazeedi @galueth28 @kimmypete1 @Julsmarshall @Chelsea.Poole @DrexEdit - Yay!!! I'm not going to have anything official for this challenge, so if you decide to try it out, I'd love it if you tag me sometimes and let me know how it's going!!! I'm interested to see how different people make it work for them, so keep me posted if you think of it!!! 4w
MittenGirlPeach I think this is such a fun idea! I‘m making it an official 2022 challenge for myself. I‘ll keep us all posted! 4w
wideeyedreader This looks like a lot of fun! I think I‘ll give it a try in 2022 😊 4w
Zuhkeeyah Wow this is a fantastic idea. Definitely going to give it a go in 2022! 4w
Sarahreadstoomuch Love this idea and also need to spend more time with the other challenges you posted. I am SO EXCITED to get back to Litsy and read “publicly” again! Especially your monthly bingo- I think I missed that the most this year! 3w
claudiuo This sounds very cool, I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for all these creative challenges you come up with! 3w
Mollyanna This sounds like fun! I think I‘ll give it a try. 3w
FantasyChick This sounds interesting for sure! I think I'll give it a shot starting in the New Year (so many challenges coming up!) And see how it goes! 3w
Smarkies I'm going to give this a go and see how it goes! 😂😂 Sounds like fun! 3w
Charityann Sounds like fun! Checking it out now!! 3w
peanutnine This is such a unique idea! So fun! I'll give it a go 🙂 3w
janeycanuck This sounds fun - I‘m going to give it a try but given my past history with challenges, I respectfully request you check the beginning of the maze for my body when the challenge ends 🤪 3w
TheAromaofBooks @suvata @MittenGirlPeach @wideeyedreader @Zuhkeeyah @Sarahreadstoomuch @claudiuo @Mollyanna @FantasyChick @Smarkies @Charityann @peanutnine @janeycanuck - Yay!!! Thank you for checking out my maze!!! I'm not really going to have any “official“ checkins for it since I have no idea how it's going to work, but I would love to hear about your progress (or lack thereof LOL) so keep me posted if you think of it!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck - Don't worry, I have a little lookout tower so just send up some distress flares if you get lost! 😂 3w
Bookworm54 Looks like fun :) 3w
janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks Oh, excellent idea! Thanks for looking out for us 😜 3w
BennettBookworm This is SO cool! Thanks for sharing this!! So creative and time intensive I‘m sure! 3w
FelinesAndFelonies This is absolutely brilliant!!! I'd love to give it a shot!! 3w
tdrosebud This is such a cool idea! I will definitely be participating. 3w
Sresendez12 This looks like fun! I‘m in! 3w
Larkken Hahaha, fun! I‘ll give it a whirl 😍 2w
claudiuo Love the maze idea! Finished a non-fiction book yesterday (The Man Who Saw Through Time by Loren Eiseley - not in the Litsy db) even if I wasn't planning on it for this month, so now I can move on to the next stage. Thank you so much! All your ideas are awesome and help me read more! (edited) 1w
TheAromaofBooks @claudiuo - I'm glad that you are enjoying it!! I have been stuck on my third space for the last couple of books! 😂 1w
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Twenties Girl: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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@quietjenn Thank you so much for this lovely package!! Pay no attention to the fact that the Reese package may have been opened immediately 😂 and these hot chocolate bombs look amazing!! I'm excited about the book as well. Such a thoughtful #JolaboksfodSwap - thank you!!! And thank you for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon !!!

Scochrane26 I read that book a long time ago & liked it. 4w
quietjenn Yay, I'm glad to like everything and 100% endorse Reese's consumption! I hope you enjoy it all and have a lovely holiday. 4w
LeahBergen Lovely! 😍 4w
TheAromaofBooks @quietjenn - Thank you!!! The same to you!!! 4w
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PuddleJumper I feel like I've seen this recently and I can't place it! 4w
peanutnine The night circus? 4w
TheAromaofBooks @Hestapleton - Yes!!! @peanutnine - Sorry, not The Night Circus, although you were on the right track!! @PuddleJumper in case you were wondering the answer! 😂 4w
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks 🤣🤣 Not a book I know so I was thinking of completely the wrong thing 4w
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