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triplem80

Joined October 2016

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Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
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My November #bookspin list! Now the question is: how many of these will I actually read, and how many will I choose from elsewhere???

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I'm not sure how I managed to NOT get a bingo this month, even with such a wonderfully drawn board (those free spaces should have set me up perfectly!!). Alas, I managed it. 😁

I've also fallen woefully behind on my #bookspin and #doublespin picks, so I'll try to catch up this month. This year my reading vibe has definitely been “I do what I want!“ or “What's due at the library next??“ 😄

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 4w
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A new month, a new #bookspin list! As usual, I'm sure I'll end up reading books that aren't on the list, but there are some good ones on here I'm really looking forward to!

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Well, September was an interesting reading month -- some really good books and some not-so-good. I loved my #bookspin pick (you can't go wrong with Taylor Jenkins Reid!) and DNF'ed my #doublespin (I hate to DNF, but that book was a SLOG). And I even managed a #bookspinbingo!

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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I'm a little late on this, but just had to say -- this book was fantastic!! A five-star read for sure (and I almost never give five stars). Funny and frustrating, it reminded me a little of reading Paul Beatty's satire. I'm not sure how I've managed to not read Percival Everett before, but I definitely need to remedy that! #bookershortlist

Aimeesue I thought of Beaty, too 1mo
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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Another month, another #bookspin list! I've already started almost half of these books (yes, I read way too many books at the same time!), so hopefully I'll finish several. Of course, I'm sure I'll let myself be distracted along the way...

@thearomaofbooks

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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How was my month of reading in August? Well...

YAY #1: I finished 24 books overall (which is definitely a lot for me)! 😮
YAY #2: I actually got a #bookspinbingo!! 🎊
BOO #1: I did NOT finish either my #bookspin or #doublebookspin. They're not DNF...just haven't finished them yet. 😕

Looking forward to what September brings!

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 3mo
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Panpan

I was so very disappointed by this one. I fancy myself a pretty big #booknerd, so a book about books sounds perfect to me! But I just found the author so pretentious. The subtitle doesn't seem to fit -- she doesn't come across as a “common reader“ at all! I almost bailed on this one, but I figured I might as well stick it out since it's pretty short. I did relate to her essay about being a lunatic proofreader, but otherwise...meh.

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White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson
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I find it fitting that I finished my 100th book of the year on #NationalBookLoversDay!

For the most part, I enjoyed this one -- although I was a little frustrated by the ending. I love that Tiffany D. Jackson gave a shoutout to R.L. Stine (who was blurbed on the cover) -- I was such a fan of YA horror when I was in high school (Christopher Pike was another fave), but I rarely read horror as an adult.

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My first completed book of the month! This was a fairly lengthy listen, but absolutely worth it. Lots of history (history that we aren't always taught), but it certainly wasn't dry or boring.

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My #bookspin list for August! I'm not gonna lie -- I'm excited about this month's reading! I'm optimistic that I'll knock some (even several) off this list -- and maybe even catch up on some previous #bookspin and #doublespin reads.

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Bingo! | Roger Caron
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How is it that another month goes by without a single bingo?? 😆 No complaints though...I did finish 20 books overall (which, honestly, I don't think I've done since I was in high school!), so it was a good reading month.

#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 4mo
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Why, yes, I have been reading this delightful book during my stay in the ICU. My focus isn't completely there, but I know I'll zip through it when I leave the hospital! So far, it's definitely worth the hype.

LiteraryinLawrence Hope you‘re getting good care there and glad you have your book! 5mo
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Another month, another exciting list of books to tackle! As always, we'll see how much I stick to the list and how much I stray. 🤣

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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I had so much fun reading this book! It wasn't just the story and the storytelling though -- I have to admit that I appreciated the scenes set at Duke University. It definitely had me feeling nostalgic for my beloved alma mater!

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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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So...12 of the 17 books I read this month WEREN'T on my TBR -- so while it should have been easy, no bingos for me. Oops! Still had a productive reading month though (including my #bookspin pick for June).

@thearomaofbooks #bookspinbingo

JenReadsAlot My month was pretty similar! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month - sometimes you just gotta follow the bunny trails right off the TBR! 😂 5mo
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My #bookspin list for June! Looking forward to seeing how many I knock off the list this month. And yes, my TBR continues to keep growing...and growing...and growing...

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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No bingos, no bookspin, no doublespin -- but considering the month I had (including a bout with COVID!), I'll take it! I ended up listening to a lot of these on audio -- not my favorite way to read, but sometimes it's absolutely necessary. I'm excited for summer reading to officially get started!

@TheAromaofBooks #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 6mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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My last finished book in May...I enjoyed it even more than I expected! Definitely worth checking out if you love libraries.

rachelk I loved this book! 6mo
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My May TBR! Fingers crossed that May is a more satisfying reading month than April was!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My “completed“ #bookspinbingo card for April -- not gonna lie, April was a rough reading month. Not just the numbers (which are on the low side for me), but I had a really hard time finding anything that interested me. I also didn't have a lot of time to read (moving, new job, other transitions), so that certainly didn't help. Hoping I find a way out of this slump!

@TheAromaofBooks

melissajayne I got one book completed 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Some months are a struggle! The weather here has also been damp and chilly - not inspiring. 7mo
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Alrighty! Here's my #bookspin list for April. I'm in the midst of packing all my books for a move, so a lot of these are library books I have to finish and/or books I have on my Kindle. I'm looking forward to knocking out at least a few of these!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I've gotten so good at getting REALLY close to Bingo without actually getting a bingo! I actually read 19 books total this month, but most of them weren't actually on my TBR. Oops! Also, missed the #bookspin for the second straight month (but got my #doublespin). We'll see if I can catch up in April (despite moving across the state and starting a new job!).

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!! Good luck with your move!!! 8mo
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green, David Levithan
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I can't believe it took me so long to read this! I wouldn't say this is the best work of either John Green or David Levithan, but still enjoyable. And it helped me knock off another #booked2022 prompt: #titlerepeatsitself

@cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage

Cinfhen Nice choice! Glad the challenge pushed you to pick it up 🌻🌻🌻 9mo
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The Liar's Daughter | Megan Cooley Peterson
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I thought this was a little predictable, but I still enjoyed the fast pacing. For me, it was a good choice for #Booked2022 #cultorreligion

@cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage

Cinfhen That cover 😳it‘s unsettling 9mo
LoverOfLearning I loved this audiobook!! Kept me so tuned in. Was a 5 star from me. 9mo
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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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So very close, but no bingos in February -- I ended up reading more books that WEREN'T on my TBR than ones that were! 😀

I knocked off my #doublespin (but not my #bookspin) and had a rare DNF. And unfortunately, I didn't stick to only black authors for Black History Month, but seven isn't too bad, right?

CaitZ Seven is good. Great going 9mo
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Recitatif | Toni Morrison
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This was a phenomenal story! And the introduction by Zadie Smith was outstanding as well. Pro tip: definitely read the introduction AFTER the story.

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Time for this month's #BookSpin list! Some of these have been on my list for a while, so it'll be interesting to see how things go in March!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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I'm not sure why it took me so long to read this, but...wow! It was a rare five-star read for me. Such a powerful story, and so engaging. I highly recommend this one!! #mustread #blackhistorymonth

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My #bookspin list for February! As is my custom, all the books on my TBR were written by black authors, in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. I know I will end up reading some books that don't fit the theme, but I'm still super excited about all of these great books to choose from!

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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My January #doublespin! I've had this book on my shelf forever, and even though I've seen the movie, I was surprised how much I liked this book. I'll admit that I find the relationship between Michael and Hanna "icky"...yet I couldn't put this book down.

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My January #Bookspin list -- a lot of these are unread from December, so hopefully I knock some of these off in the new year!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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Just in the nick of time -- I finished my #bookspin read for December! I'd say that overall, I enjoyed it, but the suspense subplot felt a little out of place to me. Am I the only one?

@TheAromaofBooks

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CarolynM I didn't mind the "what really happened to X" (can't remember her name) plot line but I thought the attack on the MC was unnecessary and undermined the impact of the rest of the story. 11mo
triplem80 @CarolynM Yes! Definitely agree. 11mo
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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My #doublespin read for December! It's hard for me to describe this one, but I guess I'd call it a slightly surreal look at the experience of being black in America (including the issue of police brutality). I thought it was a good read, and I particularly enjoyed the writing. Definitely a pick for me!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 12mo
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My final #bookspin list of the year! Excited to finish strong!!

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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It came down to the wire, but I got another #bookspinbingo this month!! Maybe I'll make it three in a row in December?

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 12mo
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The Turner House | Angela Flournoy
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My November #bookspin! I've had this on my Kindle for way too long, and after hearing so many good things about it, I finally checked it off my list. But...I was underwhelmed. It's not that I disliked the story -- I just found myself feeling pretty apathetic about it. I think this could be a hit for a lot of folks, but for me, it was just okay.

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 12mo
sherrisilvera I'm 1/4 through and your words explain how I feel. 3mo
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My final #Booked2021 prompt (#Blackjack21) was also my November #doublespin pick (yay for two birds, one stone!). I enjoyed this one, but do be warned -- it's a book about suicide. I actually put this down after a really fast start as a cautionary measure because of some stuff I was going through -- but it wasn't really necessary. There is hope in here!!

@cinfhen @barbarathebibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats on completing #Booked2021 🎊🙌🏻📚❣️ Here's the link for final quarter of #Booked2021 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
triplem80 @Cinfhen Thank you!!!!
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job on finishing, even if the book wasn‘t super happy! 👊🏻 12mo
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting read, BUT it didn't quite work for me. It seemed like three separate books that were only loosely connected, making the storytelling feel disjointed (and it felt much longer than it really was!). Also -- if you are looking for a book about Harper Lee, only part three really fits the bill.

#NonfictionNovember

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Pretty Little Liars | Sara Shepard
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To fulfill the #frenemies prompt for @Booked2021, I chose this “classic.“ Admittedly, I've never seen the show -- too much teen drama and scandal for me. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining -- just not so entertaining that I had an overwhelming desire to keep reading the series. (I totally cheated and read the Wikipedia entry to figure out the answer to the my biggest unanswered question!)

@cinfhen @Barbarathebibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Hahaha, that‘s probably the review I would have written if I read this book!! Loved how you used Wiki to get the answers you needed!!! That was heads-up thinking 😍🤓🙌🏻 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I hear you with the teenage angst. It‘s one reason I struggle with any YA book. 🤩 12mo
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My November #bookspin list! Not sure how this month is going to go -- there's so much going on!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I actually got a #bookspinbingo this month!! This never happens! 😄

@TheAromaofBooks

BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 13mo
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This book has been on my shelf for too long, but since it was my #doublespin pick this month, I was motivated to finally read it! I saw myself reflected in so much of this -- it was nice to feel like maybe it's okay to be the observer in a crowd. And I thought the chapter on relationships was particularly interesting.

Bonus: this satisfies a #booked2021 prompt: #Jewishauthor

@TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Awesomeness!! This book has just been nominated for my IRL bookclub - I read it years ago but I wouldn‘t mind a re-read 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Definitely an appropriate Halloween read, with spooky stories based in places I'm somewhat familiar with! And with just 34 ratings and six reviews on Goodreads, I'd say it definitely qualifies as a #lesserknownbook for #Booked2021!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!! Good choice 👍🏽 13mo
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This book was absolutely delightful! A really fast read, and laugh-out-loud funny (at least if you have a twisted sense of humor, like I do). It was the pick-me-up I didn't know I needed!

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“ 'The least Charles could have done,' Constance said, considering seriously, 'was shoot himself through the head in the driveway.' “

Harsh! Yet also hysterically funny! (Or is that just my twisted sense of humor?)

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Just finished this month's #bookspin pick! I liked this book, but not as much as her previous books. I'm not sure if it's because it was more serious/less funny, or because I was just annoyed by some of her hot takes! Still, it's a good listen, especially if you're a fan.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
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Plenty of interesting books on my TBR this month! I'm excited to see how many I knock off the list, especially since I'll be busy at work AND trying to sell my home from a distance!

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My #bookspinbingo card for September -- I've gotten REALLY good at reading a fair amount of books without getting a bingo! Although...if I plop the August #bookspin and #doublespin picks (which I read in September) into the free spaces, that WOULD count as a bingo. It feels like cheating though...so oh well. It's all for fun anyway! Excited to see what happens this month!

@TheAromaofBooks

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My last read of September was my August #bookspin (just a month late -- oops!). It was really fun and definitely worth checking out if you're into movies and/or pop culture. A love for action flicks and mobster movies will not hurt!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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