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vonnie862

Joined July 2017

RSP teacher who loves to read, hike, travel, & dance. http://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here are my lists for March's #ReadYourEbooks and #BookSpinBingo.

@CBee @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13h
CBee Looks great 😊 12h
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The Lover: A Short Story | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Soft pick
This was a short story about a young girl and her lover. The first half of the story was so so but the second half was very interesting. I was also not expecting the ending.

#readyourkindle #readyourebooks @CBee
#BookspinBingo #11 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
CBee Awesome 👏🏻 1d
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My first Stacey Lee book and it won't be my last. It has been a while since I've enjoyed a YA book. It was light and cute. I really liked the whole idea of aromateurs and that feelings have certain scents.

#SundayBuddyRead #bookspinbingo #4

AmyG Her books only get better and better. 1w
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A Madness of Sunshine | Nalini Singh
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New Zealand night:
Made a New Zealand inspired lamb dish with various potatoes along with white wine.

https://www.spoonforkbacon.com/herb-crusted-leg-of-new-zealand-grass-fed-lamb/

#foodandlit2024 #NewZealand
@Catsandbooks @Texreader

Catsandbooks That's great! 🇳🇿 1w
mcctrish Oooo yum 1w
JessieKB Yum!!! 1w
Texreader Brilliant! 1w
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"I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains, and then find somewhere where I can rest..."

I've been so stressed with work lately. I've honestly been quoting this quote to my hubby almost every night. Today, he surprised me with a quick trip to the mountains so we can get some nature therapy and play in the snow.

Plus, we continued listening to the tagged book, which we started last year. It's taking us a while but that's okay.

dabbe Your husband is a keeper! 🩷💜❤️ 1w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Back in my teens and 20s, I would constantly stay up late to finish a book. Now, in my late 30s, I'm lucky if I'm able to stay up for an hour to read. When I'm tired, my brain shuts off. I don't even drive late at night because of this.

#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern Absolutely fair! Thank you for sharing! 1w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Ummm...I'm confused. I am not too familiar with the omegaverse genre so I had to do some research while reading this ebook. But I was mostly confused on the extra parts on the male anatomy that had me scratching my head. Were they monsters? Human?

Some of the sex scenes were steamy, but I was not a big fan of the inner dialogue.

#BookspinBingo #6 @TheAromaofBooks
#readyourebooks ##readyourkindle @CBee

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
CBee Sounds….interesting? 😂😳 1w
dabbe #fanoftheban! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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Erasure: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Saw this last night and greatly enjoyed it. It really makes one ponder about America's obsession with black trauma and how America does not listen to all the different perspectives of black lives. I hope to read the book this movie is based on some day. Have you seen this movie?

Meshell1313 I absolutely loved it too! Heartbreaking and real. (edited) 2w
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This was the 3rd Lauren Groff book I tried and I just couldn't get into it. I really tried to get into this one. I read almost halfway through but I simply did not care about Lotto and his wife. Honestly, I didn't like Lancelot much. I heard that things go crazy with Mathilde's side of the story, but sadly, I couldn't force myself to read any more.
#authoramonth @Soubhiville #bookspinbingo #3 @TheAromaofBooks

azulaco I remember that the first half was not that impressive to me either. Oh well, life‘s too short and our TBR lists are too long to slog through books that bore you, waiting to get to the good part. 2w
LiteraryHoarderPenny This was one of Groff‘s I definitely did not like either. ☹️ 2w
TheSpineView I bailed on this one too. 2w
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HeatherBookNerd Not for me either. 2w
Ruthiella I‘ve read three of her novels and not really liked any of them. I just don‘t enjoy her writing style. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't a match!! Off the list and onto the next!! 2w
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While the hubby went to his father's to watch the game, I've been doing some much needed self care: eating Chinese food (Happy Lunar New Year!), watching Ever After, listened to Fates and Furies while doing my nails, and started an ebook (Alpha Daddy).

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds lovely 🥰 2w
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Claire and Jamie ❤️❤️❤️
It sucks that Claire had to leave Frank the way she did, but her relationship with James Fraser always makes my heart melt.

#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern That‘s the second vote for Claire and Jamie! Thanks for answering! 2w
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These are the four contenders for #readyourebook
Now which ones will I get to?

@CBee
#readyourkindle #readyournook

CBee Good luck 😊 3w
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The Kaya Girl | Mamle Wolo
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I highly enjoyed the growing friendship between Abena and Faiza. Abena came from a rich family while Faiza was a Kaya girl from the country. A kayayoo (kaya) is a person (usually a young girl) who carries heavy objects on their head. They are usually seen as low class.

It was a good read.

#BookspinBingo #6 #bookspin
@TheAromaofBooks
#foodandlit2024 #ghana @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Yay! 🇬🇭 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Thanks to @CSeydel for this wonderful bracket! This will really help me keep track of my favorite reads. For January, Winter by Marissa Meyer, was my favorite.
#TopRead2024

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Here are my lists for February's #ReadYourEbooks and #BookSpinBingo.
January was a slow reading month for me but I have a good feeling about February. 🤞😊

@CBee @TheAromaofBooks

TheBookHippie 🤞🏻 4w
CBee Awesome, looks great 😊😊 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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The Kaya Girl | Mamle Wolo
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I'm almost done with the tagged book but after hearing so much about kelewele while reading, I figured that I would try making this Ghanaian food. Kelewele is fried spicy plantain. This was tasty; however, I would like to try it from an actual Ghanaian restaurant.

#foodandlit2024 @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Texreader Fascinating!!! 1mo
Catsandbooks Yum! 🇬🇭 1mo
TheBookHippie Yummm 1mo
5feet.of.fury Oooh it looks good! 1mo
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Cooking for Picasso | C A Belmond, Camille Aubray
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Well, I enjoyed the mystery of the characters trying to find the missing Picasso painting but a lot of random things happened.
However, I did learn new things about Picasso.

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My Side of the River: A Memoir | Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez
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I'm looking forward to the tagged book. I believe it's coming out in February, so I hope to have my hands on it soon.

The book is a memoir account of a family broken apart due to immigration. I've read many books about family members leaving to immigrate to the US, but I haven't read a book about parents being deported back to Mexico and leaving the kids behind. I feel like this will be a heartbreaking book.

#SundayFunday @@BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern Oh that sounds powerful. Thank you for sharing! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs I was just reading about this one. It sounds so good, and so heavy. Definitely want to read it, but some books have to wait until you're ready to cry and rage through the pages - this seems like one of those books! 3w
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting take of a Sherlock Holmes story. Some parts were good but some parts were not as interesting to me. However, I was not expecting the ending even though I kind of figured out who the culprit was. 3⭐️
#buddyread #bookspinbingo

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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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So saddened that it came to end but what an epic ending! This book is longer than the others and soooooo much happened, but I enjoyed every moment of it. I absolutely loved this series! #bookspin #lunarchronicles

CBee Love this series ♥️ 1mo
Ruthiella This series was a lot of fun. But yes, Winter was looong! 1mo
Roary47 Agree! I really enjoyed this series. 💛 1mo
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Perhaps nonfiction? I started reading more nonfiction last year and I would like to continue doing so.

Also, perhaps read more poetry? My husband loves poetry so it would be nice to be able to discuss some poems together.

#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

thereadingpal Sci-fi for me! 1mo
AileenRR One of my goals for 2024 is to read at least 1 cozy mystery 1mo
BookmarkTavern More poetry is one of my other goals too! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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I just got back from my trip and haven't done much reading. I did start reading the tagged book.

Now I must get ready to go back to work tomorrow and try to catch up with some reads.

#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern This one is also on my TBR! Thanks for posting! 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Clwojick Woohooo! Great job! Thanks for joining us this year. ❤️ 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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New year, New trail, New park.
Everglades National Park
#photochallenge #newyears

#wintergames #teamevergreen

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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Lol
Happy New Year, everyone!!!
#holidaylaughs #teamevergreen #wintergames

Ruthiella Happy New Year to you! 🥳 2mo
dabbe 😂 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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21 bingos...not bad.
#wintergames #TeamEvergreen

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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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We are in Miami right now. We had a full day of activities on the 31st: Little Havana food and and culture tour, walked South Beach, and dinner in Little Havana. We spent the last few hours of 2023 in our AirBnB in our pajamas. We stayed up until midnight but went to sleep right away since we will be visiting Everglades National Park first thing in the morning.

#wintergames #teamevergreen @Clwojick

Clwojick I was doing an overnight double shift at the hospital, so my new years didn't really match any of these, except for “ stay up“ ahahah! Glad you had a lovely day! 2mo
vonnie862 @Clwojick eek Thanks for all you do!!! 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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thewallflower0707 Safe travels! 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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dabbe 😂 2mo
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JessieKB Fun!!!! 2mo
Roary47 🫣😂 2mo
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I love to collect Fandom cookbooks and cookbooks from people I admire. However, I kept collecting these books and they simply decorated our shelf in the front room.

For 2023, I challenged myself to make a recipe from one of these books once a month. And guess what? I completed it!

#memories #decemberdreams
#TeamEvergreen #wintergames

5feet.of.fury That‘s awesome! I might need to do something like that… I had a goal to actually use my cookbooks, started off strong, got the most use out of: 2mo
wanderinglynn That is so cool. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 2mo
JessieKB I love this!!!! 2mo
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vonnie862 @5feet.of.fury ooh, the Golden Girls sounds good! 2mo
Roary47 Yay! 👏🏻💛 2mo
Ruthiella Great goal and outcome! 😋👍 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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I am stopping at 1334 words since I'll be leaving for the airport late tonight, and I know I'm going to forget about this challenge.

#wintergames #teamevergreen @Clwojick

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Clwojick Amazing job! Well done! ❤️ 2mo
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dabbe 😂 2mo
Roary47 😂🤣 2mo
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Too Many Tamales | Gary Soto
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My #faveholidaybk
Here I am a few years ago with Gary Soto.
#decemberdreams
#TeamEvergreen #wintergames

dabbe Oh, I adore him! 💙❄️💙 2mo
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I really enjoyed this book! I want to buy a physical copy of it so I can refer to it easily when cooking. I learned so much about salt and acid that I started to implement the tips into my cooking. I also listened to the audio while reading the ebook and it was so much fun! Samin Nosrat narrates it and she is a great storyteller!

#rushathon #wintergames #teamevergreen #candylandreadathon #bookspinbingo #winteratoz #littenlisten

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I'm leaving out of town this Saturday so I'm going to aim for 20 pages. 😅

#yearend #20in4 #outwiththeoldinwiththenew
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck and enjoy your time. 2mo
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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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1. How do I pick? Finding Me by Viola Davis & Daughters of the Deer by Danielle Daniel
2. Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick (DNF)
3. I'll be in the Miami area, so maybe some dancing?
4. Nope
5. It was a bright, green, warm Christmas.

#WinterGames #TeamEvergreen
@clwojick

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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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I was not a major fan of Britney but after being released from her conservatorship, I was interested in her book. I listened to the audio and highly enjoyed it. Though Britney did not read her book (her intro said she was too emotional), the narrator did a great job in conveying Britney's emotions. I am so happy that she is free.

#rushathon #wintergames #teamevergreen #candylandreadathon #bookspinbingo #winteratoz #littenlisten

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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
dabbe 😂 2mo
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#WinterGames #TeamEvergreen
#selfiescavengerhunt

•favorite decoration
•self care (resting with my dog)

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dabbe 😂 2mo
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JessieKB So pretty!!! Is that a lemon tree?? 2mo
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Panpan

Yeah...I tried to like this one, but it didn't work for me. There was no depth to the characters, and it was really hard to believe their "love" was real and meant to be. Also, this book needed much editing. The good thing about this book, though, is that it was short.

#WinterGames #TeamEvergreen
#rushathon #candylandreadathon #bookspinbingo #winteratoz #Holidayromance

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This is the last of the ornaments for the
#christmasornamenthunt
•north pole character
•picture frame
•too big for palm of hand

#TeamEvergreen #wintergames

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Ruthiella Merry Christmas!🎄 2mo
dabbe MC! 💙❄️💙 2mo
Roary47 Merry Christmas!! 2mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 2mo
AnnR Happy New Year, too! 2mo
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