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TheSpineView

Joined March 2018

Bookwyrm, Dog and Horse lover, Book Blogger 📚 www.thespineview.com My life as a bibliophile❣😊🐶🐎
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"I was going to murder his ass."

Great opening line!

dabbe The only one that'd be better would be “I murdered his ass!“ 🤩😂🤗 6h
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#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

🔹️ BFFs
🔹️ My reading hammock
🔹️ Lots of books
🔹️ Lake Life
🔹️ Hot and cold running water at the barn so I can keep my white horse white... for the most part.😂

@DuckOfDoom @bnp @BookmarkTavern

kspenmoll Love your list!!! 15h
BookmarkTavern Lovely! And thanks for the tag! 14h
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Started a fifth book yesterday. I plan to get all of these books finished by the end of the month.

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IndoorDame ♥️♥️♥️ I had the exact same thought! 16h
TheSpineView @IndoorDame Great minds!! 😂 16h
dabbe 💙💚💙 11h
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Cocktails for Three | Madeleine Wickham
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 🍹 7h
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 6h
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Thank you @KateReadsYA for doing this giveaway. That is the cutest Kindke sleeve EVER! So fun!

To entry repost this and be sure to tag @KateReadsYA

KateReadsYA Thank you 🥰 2d
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UwannaPublishme How sweet! 🤗 Do I see Snoopy on that beautiful envelope? 1d
TheSpineView @UwannaPublishme Not Snoopy just a random dog sticker I had. Love decorating the envelopes. 1d
LiseWorks 🫠 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
Eggs 😍🌞🥰 6h
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#WhatsNewWednesday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude

This week my son and I started the planning for my grandson's move to the UK for school. He is needing lots of stuff. I stopped by the bank to order some foreign currency (British pounds) to give him. Just a little over two months before he leaves.

dabbe What a wonderful opportunity for your grandson! 🤩🤩🤩 1d
TheSpineView @dabbe Yes, just hopes he enjoys it. 1d
Read4life Wow. This sounds amazing. 1d
TheSpineView @Read4life 🤩👍🌞 1d
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#TLT #Three-List-Thursday @dabbe

There were so many movies that I loved in this decade it was hard to choose just three.

1️⃣ Cars
2️⃣ Lord of the Rings (all)
3️⃣ Harry Potter (all)

Tagging @Read4life @DebinHawaii @OriginalCyn620

See @dabbe original post for link to survey.

OriginalCyn620 Yay! Thanks for the tag! 😀 2d
dabbe WOWZA! Excellent score and fab choices! Thanks for playing and sharing. 🤩🤩🤩 1d
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TheSpineView @dabbe 😘❤️🎬 1d
Read4life Thanks for the tag! 1d
TheSpineView @Read4life 👍🌞😊 1d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Yesterday I finished The Hearts of Horses. Another book read for the #ReadYourKindle challenge. @CBee

DieAReader 🥳Great!! 2d
TheSpineView @DieAReader 👍🤩😊 1d
CBee Woo hoo!! 13h
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Eggs I love Splat 🐈‍⬛ 2d
TheSpineView @Eggs Me too! I read these to my grandkids when they were younger. 2d
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#WeirdWordWednesday @CBee

Kenspeckle: adjective

Meaning: Conspicuous

dabbe A fun one to say! 🤩🤗😀 2d
CBee Great word!! 2d
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1️⃣ I want to read 200 books. I will probably need to increase that goal. I also wanted to read War and Peace. Not sure that will happen.
2️⃣ I am a mood reader. However, I do use my #BookSpin list as a guide of sorts.
3️⃣ Learning stuff. Even useless tidbits I find interesting.

Tagging @PageShifter @Sace @BethM @Texreader

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With June more than halfway over, it is time to be thinking about what to read in July. Please nominate a book in the comments. Remember to keep your nominations to the Sci-Fi genre and one book per person please. Please let me know if you want to added or removed from the tag list.
#LitsySciFiBookClub #LSFBC @LitsyEvents @Larkken @Deblovestoread @bnp @Johanna414 @BookmarkTavern @julesG @sebrittainclark @BookBelle84 @Readergrrl @CSeydel @Roary47

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IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

I decided to add a fifth book to my reading line up. All I am reading for challenges or book clubs.

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DieAReader 🤓📚Looking good! 2d
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Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses | James Dean, Kimberly Dean
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Eggs 🕶️🖤🐈‍⬛ 3d
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Happy Tuesday! Those Littens in the northern hemisphere, hope you are stay cool during this heat wave. Here are today's #Two4Tuesday questions. Everyone is welcome to play!

My answers:
1️⃣ I would say I'm average. Don't know everything but can research to learn anything I need to.
2️⃣ Tagged

@Eggs @dabbe @Crazeedi @Blueberry @Sace @JenReadsAlot @The_Penniless_Author @Leftcoastzen @Susanita @kspenmoll @Cupcake12 @JessClark78

dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 🤩🤩🤩 4d
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag! Hot as blazes here! 3d
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The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag! 3d
TheSpineView @Crazeedi Hot here too! You're welcome 3d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Currently have four books going. All of these are for either a book club or challenge. May start another book today.

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Eggs Perfect 🦕 💚 🦖 4d
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#BDBBuddyRead #BDBBookClub #BDB

In chapters 12 to 23 Beth goes to dinner with Butch. There are no sparks between them when he kisses her goodnight. However, Wrath see them and he is jealous. Butch arrests Wrath and takes him to the police intending to interrogate him. Things don't go well for Butch but Beth intervenes and asks Wrath not to kill him. Wrath talks Beth into going to Darius's house. Wrath forgets to wipe Butch's mind and he puts out

TheSpineView ...an APB is put out on Wrath. Beth goes to the mansion and meets Fritz and Rhage. Wrath tells Beth she is a vampire. Beth tells Wrath that Butch is not her boyfriend or lover. Wrath marks Beth as his but has to fight himself not to bite her. Mr. X is grooming and recruiting young boys for The Lessing Society. The reader gets glimpses into the process. Fritz takes Beth home and he tells her a bit about her father, Darius. Wrath summons Marissa 4d
TheSpineView ...to feed from. She looks into his mind and finds out about Beth. She is devastated and she now knows he will never care for her. She releases Wrath from their bond. Wrath sends Tohr to watch over Beth is his absences and he explains a few things to her including that Wrath has marked her as his. Fritz calls Beth to let her know Wrath is wanting to have dinner with her at the mansion. She makes a list of questions she wants answered. 4d
TheSpineView Butch is suspended, without pay, for inappropriate use of force. However, Butch continues to investigate on his own. He meets with Mr. X and immediately feels something is off. Butch confronts Beth about Wrath. She refuses to listen but does agree to meet with him the next day. Marrisa tells her brother, Havers,, that she has released Wrath from their bond. Havers is livid and vows revenge. 4d
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TheSpineView I hope everyone is as invested in the story as I am. I can already see that Wrath is going to fight his growing attraction to Beth. How do you think it will take before he to give in? What do you think about the author's take on vampires? They have some interesting powers, like the mind wiping and being able to transportation between locations, etc. How to you feel about vampires not being able to go out in the sun? @PageShifter @Laughterhp 4d
julesG The world-building is good. Ward has come up with explanations for the vampire warriors, their civilian society and their 'natural' enemies. That the Lessening Society seems like a bunch of utter nutters to me can't be helped. I just don't understand zealous villains. ⬇️ 4d
julesG I never bought into the sparkling vampires idea, but I liked Deborah Harkness' take on it; her vampires can walk in daylight but don't expose themselves to direct sunlight (forgot the reason, probably something about delicate skin). I'd love to have a few scientific words with Havers. His experiments seem to be based on his first Harvard education, not his second. It seems all a bit Nutty Professor is trying to find a cure ⬇️ 4d
julesG rather than actual scientific research to me. As a tall woman I am always astonished at the descriptions of the vampires (and also Beth's description - she's shorter than my 14y/o daughter; and Wrath is the same height as my son - - - that means definitely not intimidating to me). 4d
julesG Also, I wish the audiobook had accents instead of the narrator just saying "he has an accent" - Wrath should sound British upper class; you don't lose your accent that easily, especially not if you live in a close-knit community like the Brothers do 4d
PageShifter I think mind wiping and not being able to go out in the sun are something we're pretty familiar with. Well maybe those sparkling ones @julesG mentioned were an exception xD 4d
julesG @PageShifter an aberration 4d
TheSpineView @julesG I agree with you the narration. I wished that their had been at least two narrators. 4d
TheSpineView @julesG When Ward was building this world she could have given her characters any powers. I wonder if she thought they needed a weakness??? 4d
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Repeat | Kylie Scott
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This was an interesting story. I liked how it opened and the way the plot developed. Just enough spice a d surprise to keep me interested. 4⭐️

#SeriesLove2024 @Andrew65

TheSpineView This is my #BookSpin selection for June. @TheAromaofBooks 4d
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When I Had You | S L Scott
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Enjoyed the banter between the two main characters and the chemistry between them was off the charts. I also thought the plot worked well. Enjoyed! 4⭐️

#SeriesLove2024 @Andrew65

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Another great addition to this series. Love the characters and the plot is always great in these books. 5⭐️

#SeriesLove2024 @Andrew65

BookishMadHatter One of my favorite series. I always look forward to Kirk's new releases 4d
TheSpineView @BookishMadHatter Mine too! I think the next Hoon book comes out soon. Looking forward to that one. 4d
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Spoon River Anthology | Edgar Lee Masters
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IndoorDame ♥️♥️♥️ 5d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Finished Credence yesterday. I will probably start another book today.

eskoch28 I just finished credence too. That was a wild ride... 5d
DieAReader 🥳Great! 5d
TheSpineView @eskoch28 It was and I enjoyed it! 4d
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A Spear of Summer Grass | Deanna Raybourn
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🤎 5d
Eggs Beautiful 🧡🤍💛 5d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Finished book 149/200 yesterday. 💜📖💜📚💜

DieAReader 🥳Fantastic!! 5d
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IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
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Rainbow Valley | L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery
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Eggs Lovely 🥰 🌈 💗 5d
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On Poetry: A Rapsody | Jonathan Swift
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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Eggs 🌲🐻⛺️ 7d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

I finished two books yesterday. Still have five others I am working on.

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DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 6d
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A couple items of #LitsyLove going out today. Headed to @TheAromaofBooks and @CoffeeNBooks

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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7d
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The Hearts of Horses | Molly Gloss
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"In those days, even before the war had swept up all the young men from the ranches, there were girls who came through the country breaking horses."

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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"Darius looked around the club, taking in the teeming, half naked bodies on the dance floor."

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#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

🔹️ After having the flu and an ear infection, I felt well enough to go to the barn.
🔹️ Had my purple ends touched up yesterday.
🔹️ Now that the days are long, I am able to lay in my hammock after dinner and read.
🔹️Flowers and
🔹️more Flowers in my garden.

@lil1inblue @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Cupcake12 @PageShifter

IndoorDame Your hair looks awesome!!! 1w
Cupcake12 It‘s nice to see what you look like ❤️🪴🌺 1w
Leftcoastzen Look at those flowers! 1w
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TheSpineView @Leftcoastzen 💜🌷🌺 1w
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kspenmoll Love your purple ends! 1w
AnnCrystal 💕🐎💝. 1w
dabbe Glad you're feeling better! And love those ends! 💜💜💜 1w
TheSpineView @dabbe Thanks! 1w
DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 So glad you are feeling better & I love the 💜 hair ends & all the flowers! 💐 Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 6d
TheSpineView @DebinHawaii 🥰😘😊 6d
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Working on six different books. I hope to have at least one finished today.

DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 1w
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The Real Horse: Poems | Farid Matuk
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The Sound of Rain | Gregg Olsen
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Eggs Perfect 💜☔️🩵 1w
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

I finished another book yesterday. I read it in one day. I currently stand at 137/200.

kspenmoll Yay! 1w
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥🥳Fantastic!! 1w
TheSpineView @kspenmoll 🌞💜📖 1w
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#TLT #Three-List-Thursday @dabbe

🎬 The Pelican Brief
🎬 Dances With Wolves
🎬 Notting Hill

It was hard to just choose three films. The 90s had lots of good movies.

Want to play?
@lil1inblue @Sace @Read4life

Read4life Thanks for the tag 💙 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag What hadn‘t you watched? 🍿 1w
TheLudicReader Impressive! 1w
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TheSpineView @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Saving Private Ryan and two horror movies. 1w
dabbe Bravo! 👏👏👏 You kicked my butt! I need to rewatch THE PELICAN BRIEF; that was so good! Thanks for playing, sharing, and tagging! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
TheSpineView @dabbe Sorry... not🤣🤣🤣 1w
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Eggs Beautiful 🌞☀️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 1w
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#WhatsNewWednesday @Read4life @TieDyeDude @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

So far this week it has been SSDD. Tomorrow I do go to get my hair done. My purple ends are fading a bit. Nothing exciting, but that might be a good thing.

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Read4life I think getting the purple brightened will make everything more enjoyable 💜💜💜 1w
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dabbe I love this word, especially just to say it out loud! 😂 1w
IndoorDame @dabbe @TheSpineView So fun! There are seriously not enough excuses to say this! 1w
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dabbe @IndoorDame @TheSpineView We all need a little hootenanny in our lives! 🤩 1w
CBee Yay! Love this one 😊 1w
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Hopefully today will be better reading day. 💜📖💜

DieAReader 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1w
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

📘 David Baldacci
📘 The Song of Achilles
📘 The Diary of Anne Frank

Want to play? @Kshakal @BookmarkTavern @julesG @IndoorDame

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🤗 1w
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