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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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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Forgot to post this earlier today. This is my Day results for the #WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 A great start 🎅🎅🎅 6h
DieAReader Awesome!🎄📚♥️🤓 3h
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#DogsofLitsy #CatsofLitsy

Some humor to end the work week with. Have a great day!❤️🐕❤️🐈❤️🐾❤️

LeahBergen 😆😆 11h
Aimeesue Woof! ❤️ 6h
Tamra Ha! Absolutely 5h
Monica5 ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2h
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Here is my #BookSpin bingo board for December. I get a lot of satisfaction from actually writing it out. I keep lists on my computer too. Still enjoy the old fashioned way!❤️🖊

Ann_Reads I like writing things out too, even if it's just in a spare old notebook dedicated to bookish things. 13h
TheSpineView @Ann_Reads There is a satisfaction for me in the act of writing. 7h
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Bailedbailed

Plot was sooo slow. Actually there was not much in the way of a plot. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, if a story is entirely character driven you have to give me outstanding characters so that I am free to care less about the plot. Unfortunately, I didn't get that with this book so it was a bail even though I read over 50%. What a disappointment. This was my #BookSpin book for November @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Oh, that's sad! I hate it when I get so far into a book and realize it just still isn't worth it. 😕 8h
TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks Yes. I just couldn't bring myself to finish 7h
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I did manage one bingo in November. As an impulse reader, I tend to read all over the place and have a hard time getting bingos. However, one us better than none. On to December.

SamAnne I‘m the same. I‘ve only gotten one bingo ever! 13h
TheSpineView @SamAnne It is rare for me. 13h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 8h
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Northwind | Jd Kirk
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Great addition to the DCI Logan crime thriller series. It is actually a spin off of the series and can be read before, in the middle, or after the main series. We finally get to understand Bob Hoon better. He is a character that you love to hate. He says he is not a good man, yet his actions say otherwise. If nothing else he is loyal. He is also very rough around the edges, even more so than DCI Logan. Great story with lots of action and intrigue

TheSpineView A must read for crime thriller fans! 5⭐️ This was my #DoubleSpin book for November. @TheAromaofBooks 15h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9h
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Here is my Bella. She is a Chocolate Labrador mix and is now 10 years young. She is a rescue from the local shelter. She is my shadow and snuggler. Picture was taken this morning after she got back from her morning walk. Hubby has had to take over the walking duties since I have been sick.
#WinterReadathonDailyChalenge
@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 🐶🐶🐶 14h
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 14h
SamAnne ❤️❤️❤️ 13h
Tamra 😍 She has a sweet spot to call home! 4h
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Half Sick of Shadows | Laura Sebastian
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#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl

"I will die drowning; it has always been known. "

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Already started on my #DoubleSpin book for December. December is going to be all about holiday themed books with just a few exceptions. Love the holidays!🎄🎄🎄

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Quadrophenia

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#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView
#Sleigh

Had a good laugh when reading this poem. 🤣🤣🤣

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Eggs Perfect 🤩 13h
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The Good Turn | Dervla McTiernan
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#WinterReadathonDailyChalenge @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Due to illness, I have not put my tree up. I usually do that over the Thanksgiving holiday. So here is a book with a 🎄 on the cover.

Andrew65 Love that tree. 🎄🎄🎄 1d
DieAReader I‘m trying to visualize where said cowboy is hiding🤣 Enjoy & hope u are feeling better soon♥️🥰 1d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 🎄🎄🎄 1d
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#WinterThisOrThat

❄️ Hot Chocolate
❄️ Slippers and Cosy Socks (sometimes together)
❄️ Fireplaces and blankets (also together)
❄️ Snow
❄️ Scarf
❄️ Nope, not doing either.
❄️ Stay in
❄️ Little Women
❄️ Puzzles

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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m glad my kids missed this one!!! 😂 2d
Eggs My choice too❤️💚 2d
Linear I love seeing all the memes of alternatives for this lol "wookie on a cookie" "Obama on a lama", "Shrek on a deck", "trooper on a pooper" lol I have never done Elf on a shelf. I think the dolls are creepy and remind me of the movie "puppet master" 1d
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TheSpineView @Eggs Great minds 1d
TheSpineView @Linear I get that 1d
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Sorry for Running behind. Here are the holiday themed prompts for December's #PoetryMatters

Hope you have fun with these. Looking forward to what treasures you find!

Happy Holidays!🎄🎅☃️❄️🎁

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Northwind | Jd Kirk
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#2022ReadingBracket

My favorite book this month was also the last book I read. Northwind with is part of the DCI Logan crime thriller series.

mamareading Watch that December book run the bracket and be #1! 2d
TheSpineView @mamareading You never know! 2d
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Here is my #BookSpin #DoubleSpin and #BookSpinBingo list for December. @TheAromaofBooks

This list will also serve for the #WinterReadathon hosted by @Andrew65 @DieAReader and @GHABI4ROSES and the various bingos that I plan on participating in.

I believe I am ready and have a plan!
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Andrew65 Loving the look of the reading lists. Good luck and hope it helps your recovery. 🎅🎄🎅🎄🎅 2d
DieAReader Great looking list🤓📚 Good luck! 2d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 I should have some extra reading time since I am not supposed to be riding. 2d
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Andrew65 @TheSpineView That will be hard for you. 😔 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
KristiAhlers Plans are always a good idea! 2d
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Here is a snaek peak of the books I own that I plan on reading in December. I have been hoarding them for the holidays. Even the one gifted to me from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have sat on most of the year just waiting for the holidays. Next, I am going to go through what is on my Kindle and get my #BookSpinBingo list together. That list will be the basis for all the books I plan on reading read for the various challenges.

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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: The Purge

I choose The Purge of Babylon because I was intrigued by the idea what it would take to survive after.

PageShifter Oooooo!! I love Purge movies! 3d
Klou Great choice+ 3d
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#Poetrymatters @TheSpineView
#Serve

Given the holiday season is upon us, I thought this haiku was most fitting.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 3d
Eggs A classic 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

I can think of a number. My favorites are: LOTR, Harry Potter, The Martian, Narnia and The Green Mile.

ozma.of.oz Oh those are some excellent picks! Thank you for sharing! 2d
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

🎄 I am doing several. I don't have everything organized yet. Being sick has really put a wrench in my plans. #BookSpinBingo, of course, #WinterReadathon and the related bingo, #Wintercosy bingo, and maybe a couple more. As I said I need to get organized!
🎄🎄 I spent one Christmas in Hawaii and loved it!

Want to play? @EadieB @JessClark78 @Gissy @PageShifter

Eggs Hawaii!! How fun! Are you doing okay? Can you update me on your address? eggleston.sherri@gmail.com 3d
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I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all you Littens for the outpouring of love and well wishes since I have been sick. You never cease to amaze me. Thank you!
Update: I was able to go home late yesterday evening. So happy to sleep in my own bed. I slept 9 hours straight last night. I am a high dose of blood thinners and it working. I can already breathe better. My back still hurts but the pain has greater decreased. I have a follow

julesG Good to hear you're feeling better. Speedy recovery 😘 5d
TheSpineView ...follow up appointment with a hematologist this week and my GP. So thankful for modern medicine! Also, grateful for this wonderful community. Thank you!!!! 5d
Mollyanna Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hopefully the remainder of your recovery will be quick. Take care of yourself. 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sorry 😞 I didn‘t know… feel better soon ❤️ 5d
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
fredamans Wishing you a speedy and full recovery! 5d
Meshell1313 Good news indeed! Rest up! 💗 5d
JenReadsAlot Hope you continue to feel better! 5d
ravenlee Whew! Glad you‘re home. 5d
wanderinglynn Oh my! I‘m so glad you‘re home. Wishing you a continued recovery. 💚 5d
Monica5 Great news that you are home. Continued prayers 🙏 4d
LeahBergen I‘m so glad to hear you‘re on the mend! 4d
TheSpineView @julesG @Mollyanna @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Librarybelle @fredamans @Meshell1313 @JenReadsAlot @ravenlee @wanderinglynn @monica5 @LeahBergen Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and well wishes. Still a ways to go to 100% but feeling better already. 4d
curiouserandcurioser @TheSpineView continued prayers for speedy recovery!💜 4d
mrp27 Great news! 4d
DaveGreen7777 Glad to hear you‘re home now, Lisa! Hope you continue to feel better! 😊 4d
rabbitprincess Glad you‘re home and mending! 4d
Ruthiella Glad you are feeling better! ❤️ 4d
bthegood glad you are home and feeling better - 🙂 4d
RedxoHearts I just saw your other post that's scary. I'm glad you are home and are on your way to recovery. Good sleep and being back home does wonders I think. 4d
Eggs I stalked your page BC I didn‘t see Two4Tuesday today! I just read your 2 posts! So glad you got help - clots are serious. So glad you‘re home and feeling better❤️❤️ 3d
TheSpineView @RedxoHearts Much happier at home! 3d
TheSpineView @Eggs Thank you!😘🥰😊 3d
EadieB Hope you are feeling better soon! 3d
Ann_Reads So glad to hear you are improving and are much more comfy at home. 3d
TheBookHippie Awe so sorry to read this. Sending love. 3d
Megabooks So happy you‘re back home! 💜💜 2d
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Well that didn't go as planned. Had been feeling bad and my back is killing me. I went to the barn today oy because I had an appointment with a saddle fitter to re-flock my saddle this morning. One of the ladies I ride with made me promise her to ho to the ER and not wait until Monday to see my regular doctor. Turns out I have small blood clots in each lung. They admitted me and started me on blood thinners right away.

TheSpineView Sent hubby to get my kindle!!! 6d
Addison_Reads Sending positive thoughts and healing vibes your way. Hopefully hubby shows up soon with books too. 💚 6d
IndoorDame Oh, no! Sending healing vibes. 6d
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majkia I've had bloodclots too. Hope you get better soon. 6d
Ruthiella Glad you listened to that lady! Wishing you a swift recovery. ❤️ 6d
JenReadsAlot Sending good vibes 💗 6d
LeslieO Oh no! Sending hugs and good thoughts 6d
Monica5 Prayers and hope you feel better soon 🙏 6d
Twainy 🤗 🤗 🤗 recover quickly!! 🤞🏻 ♥️ 6d
5feet.of.fury 😲 glad you went and got checked! Get well soon! 6d
persephone1408 Oh no! Hope you get well soon. 6d
Tamra Oh my gosh! Take care! 6d
TheRiehlDeal Oh my! Take care and recover quickly! Sending good vibes your way! 💗 6d
rockpools So scary (been there!)- glad your friend persuaded you to go to ER. Take it easy and wishing you a speedy recovery. 6d
Dragon So glad you went to the ER ! Wishing you a quick recovery! Take care of yourself 💚🐉 6d
Susanita Oh dear! I hope you feel like yourself again soon. 6d
BookLineNSinker You're in my thoughts and prayers! 6d
Bookjunkie57 Oh no. I hope you recover quickly. 6d
Deblovestoread Wishing you a speedy recovery! 6d
Jess861 Sending positive vibes your way! 6d
Librarybelle Wishing you a speedy recovery! 6d
ozma.of.oz Blood clots are the worst! Hope you have a quick and complete recovery! ❤️ 6d
AmyG Oh my! Wishing you a fast and full recovery. 🙏🏻 (edited) 6d
mrp27 Oh no! Wishing you a very speedy recovery! 6d
Cupcake12 Hope you make a speedy recovery ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
CoffeeNBooks Oh no! I hope you feel better soon!! 6d
Soubhiville Oh gosh! Feel better fast! 6d
TheQuietQuill Feel better soon! Praying for a speedy recovery for you! ❤️ 6d
Aims42 Prayers for a speedy recovery 🙏♥️ 6d
BkClubCare Be well, thoughts for your health!!! 6d
SamAnne Oh no! Hope you get better soon. And hope you have enough books….my book loving brother had an unplanned trip a few days ago and only had time to bring one book with him…. 6d
curiouserandcurioser @TheSpineView prayers for quick recovery❤ 6d
Ann_Reads Hope you are on the mend soon. 🌻 6d
kwmg40 I hope you have a quick recovery and that you'll have your Kindle with you soon! 6d
JessClark78 Hope you‘re better soon. ❤️ 6d
MoonWitch94 Oh my!!! Sending you good thoughts for a speedy recovery! I‘m so glad you went ♥️ 6d
quietjenn Sending good, healing vibes and wishing you the best. 6d
Q84 Hope your better soon. So glad you didn't wait to go in. 6d
LeahBergen Yikes! Sending love. ❤️❤️ 6d
bthegood get well soon - 💕 6d
Dilara Oh no, I hope you recover soon. 6d
LiseWorks Sending hugs 6d
PageShifter Wishing you a speedy recovery! 6d
TheEllieMo On my goodness! Good thing that you didn‘t wait. Wishing you a speedy recovery xx 6d
Bookwomble I hope you're feeling better soon, Lisa 💖 6d
Meshell1313 Thank goodness you didn‘t wait! Sending healing thoughts your way 💖 6d
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry you‘re going through that! 😩 Hope you feel much better soon! 💖 6d
Andrew65 Sending positive thoughts. Been through this with my wife. At least in right place to get it sorted. 🥰 6d
MaureenMc Yikes! Hope you‘re on the mend soon! ❤️‍🩹 6d
BookBr Good that you are getting taken care of! Feel better soon🥰 5d
BookNAround Yikes! I hope everything resolves soon and you‘re back home recovering quickly. 5d
CarolynM Hope you‘re up and around again soon💐 5d
ravenlee Goodness! 🤞🏻 sending love and wishes for a full recovery. 5d
TheBookHippie Sending healing vibes !!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3d
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Life is short and goes faster as I get older. Live for every day!

Deblovestoread 💜💜💜 7d
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Prisoners

TheRiehlDeal Prisoners is one of my favorite movies! 7d
Miss_Gilmore Just read Quarry girls! 👍 7d
LKK526 @TheSpineView @Miss_Gilmore this is in my TBR pile for a while📚 7d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 7 results for the #NovelNovember readathon hosted by @Andrew65

I did end up abandoning The Great Witch Of Brittany. I found myself avoiding reading because I was not interested enough to finish the book. In it's place I started Shadows of Self.

Andrew65 Over 5 hours a day. Brilliant 👏👏👏 7d
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IndoorDame 💚💚💚 7d
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The Story of Art | Ernst H. Gombrich
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#NovemberNarrative @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs
#ArtMuseumDay

This book is considered one of the best texts on the subject. Noted for being clear and simple and perfect for the everyday day person.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 7d
Eggs Sounds lovely 🥰 7d
julieclair Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. It‘s going on my Christmas wish list. I have always regretted not having taken Art History in college. 7d
TheSpineView @julieclair You're welcome. Hope you enjoy. 6d
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This book surprised me. I got the characters and the plot was good. There was a little bit of steam but it wasn't over down. The book instead focused on the characters' stories. 4⭐️ Sorry book is not in the database.

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Day 6 results for the #NovelNovember hosted by @Andrew65

I didn't read much yesterday. I am struggling with the book I'm reading. It might end being a DNF for me.

Andrew65 Never helps when a book affects your reading, but great progress 👏👏👏 (edited) 7d
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The Runaway Princess | Hester Browne
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: The Princess Bride

Klou Brilliant! 1w
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The Seed Gatherers | Inge Meldgaard
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IndoorDame 💜💜💜 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💕 1w
Eggs Yes perfect! Great choice👍🏼 1w
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Pickpick

First I have to say the title is a little misleading. The story is about a librarian that loses her job in England and reinvents herself when she buys a van and turns it into a mobile bookshop in the Highlands of Scotland. I loved seeing Nina bloom in her new home. Though the plot was predictable, it didn't take away from the story. A easy read and I ran through it in two days. 4⭐️

PageShifter This sounds interesting! 1w
TheSpineView @PageShifter Cute story! 1w
BookLove4Ever I felt that way about the title too. 7d
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The Client | John Grisham
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Primal Fear

This book has also been turned I to a movie.

mommyincolortv I LOVE PRIMAL FEAR! Had no idea it was The Client. 1w
TheSpineView @mommyincolortv It was a good movie! Actually it is based on a book by the same name. I should have been clearer. I meant that the book The Client was also turned into a movie. My bad. 1w
Klou Great choice! 1w
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Day 5 results for the #NovelNovember readathon hosted by @Andrew65

Currently working on finishing book 5. Hope to get a little reading in today around everything else.

Andrew65 That‘s a great time for 5 days in 👏👏👏 1w
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Eggs ❤️💙💚🧡💛💜 1w
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Mehso-so

I liked the plot. However, I was not a fan of the execution. A lot of people loved this book unfortunately I am not in that group. I felt it needed to be less. It is about a widow and widower getting their second chance. The drama was just a bit much for my tastes. I am going to chalk it up to not my cup of tea. 3⭐️

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A Litter of Bones | J.D. KIRK
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Pride and Glory

If you like crime thrillers this is a great series. Unexpected twists, inventive plots and a Scottish crime investigation unit you get to know intimately.

Klou Ooh sounds good. I'll definitely go and check this one out a bit more. 1w
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Day 4 results for the #NovelNovember readathon hosted by @Andrew65

I finished book 4 yesterday. I am doing much better than I thought I would. I have a cold so I have been home for the last two days with nothing to do but read and sleep. 🤧

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 Hopefully you can quickly kick the cold. (edited) 1w
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The Wise Way: Quotes | Ehsan Sehgal
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Eggs Love this book 🧡💛🧡 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Wonderful book! 1w
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

📘 Tagged
📘 Only BOTM.
❄️ 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Want to play? @MoonWitch94 @ozma.of.oz @klou

Eggs Thank you for playing and sharing ❄️❄️ 1w
MoonWitch94 Thanks for the tag ♥️ 1w
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Project Hail Mary | Weir Andy
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#ManicMonday @CBee #LetterP

📘 Project Hail Mary
🖊 Terry Pratchett
🎬 Pretty Woman
🎤 Paul McCartney
🎶 Penny Lane, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, and Pretty Woman are all so good. Not sure I can choose just one.