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Spinning the Record
Spinning the Record | Robert Hyers
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Spinning The Record documents the search of its impoverished queer white and Latino protagonists for individuality inside the spectrum of the gay identity. Within the primary settings of gay clubs and raves in Manhattan and urban areas of New Jersey, these protagonists search for meaning and identity through illicit drugs, sex, pop culture, Greek mythology, and Christian iconography.
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@TheAromaofBooks
#maybingo #spin #doublespin I could be on my way to getting a bingo! Whoop whoop 🙌 one ☝️ line maybe 🤔 2 being stuck home with covid isn‘t nice but it‘s helped my reading 📖 every cloud has a silver lining !

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! Hope you feel better soon!!! 6d
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Good morning, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is FIVE!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is TWENTY!! 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 (semi) permanent ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont‘d) tag list! I will post “FINISHED“ when I post the last batch of tags so you can tell if you have been missed!!

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
melmes You forgot to tag me 2w
TheAromaofBooks That's all the tags I have listed - if you still haven't been tagged and want to be, please let me know!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @melmes - I have to tag everyone in batches because of the text limits on Litsy comments, and it takes a bit to upload them all. You're just towards the end of the tag list!! 😊 2w
AmyG Thank you! I will be reading 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Damn. I didn‘t get my wish at all—two books that are not on this month‘s assigned reading 😂 2w
Kyndrill Thank you! I‘m going to be reading 1984 for the first time😄 2w
claudiuo Thank you so much, just what I was thinking about. So happy my #5 is any book on my TBR shelves (yes, plural 😁), I keep reading new books I find at libraries (either the real one or the little free kind) and my TBR shelves keep growing. Thank you! 2w
Kristelh Thank you, again happy with my numbers! 2w
Kangaj1 Thank you! My bookspin is The Big Over Easy and doublespin is Take My Hand. 2w
bookandbedandtea Woohoo! Thanks, Sarah! 2w
AllDebooks Thank you Sarah, here we go again 😃😍📚 2w
ravenlee Good morning indeed! I‘ve got Lady Susan for bookspin and Haunted for doublespin. Thanks! 2w
Chelsea.Poole Eekkk! So exciting! Thank you ☺️ 2w
Singout Thank you! Mine is one I‘ve been putting off by award-winning lesbian Toronto writer Farzana Doctor. 2w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks My bookspin is “And The Mountains Echoed” and my doublespin is tagged 2w
kellyann28 My book spin will be 2w
MittenGirlPeach Wooo! Playing for the Ashes and Other Side of the Coin. Looking forward to a great reading month. 2w
robinb Excited about my picks! One, the next in a favorite series, It Begins in Betrayal, and the second, a YA set during Covid. 2w
willaful Both numbers came up on open-ended slots for me -- “graphic novel“ and “library book.“ I think my first will be Belonging and the second The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History. 2w
Librarybelle Woohoo! Then She Was Gone and The Vanished Bride for me! 2w
staci.reads Bookspin is tagged. Doublespin is Once There Were Wolves. Super excited for them both! 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The Thief of Time, last month's Author A Month book that I only got about 50 pages into and Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Both have been sitting on my shelves unread for at least five years. 2w
ozma.of.oz Yay! I‘m so excited! 2w
Clwojick 🫠🫣 I am so far behind! I haven‘t even made a list yet for this month! 2w
CSeydel I‘m late I know … my books are The Colony and The Violinist‘s Thumb. Two nonfictions this time! 😍 6d
TheAromaofBooks @CSeydel - Never too late to BookSpin!!! 😁 5d
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TheAromaofBooks
Spinning the Record | Robert Hyers
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Good morning, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is ELEVEN!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is TWO!! 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!!!

Just a few quick housekeeping items that I would really appreciate if you would take a moment to read!! I know I'm rambly so sorry!! ⬇

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!! If you can't remember exactly how this challenge works, please check out my master post here https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1989556 or just ask!! ⬇ 10mo
TheAromaofBooks 2 - I am planning to have a giveaway at the end of the year. Entries are reviews of #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin books, but I will only know about them if you tag me, so please tag me whenever you read & review your book for the month. DNFs count! The goal for #BookSpin is to get a book off your TBR, so if you decide not to finish it, it's still off the list, so tag me & tell me why you bailed. ⬇ 10mo
TheAromaofBooks 3 - I am tagging everyone who posted a list THIS MONTH (my tag list changes every month!!), so if you posted a list & you do not get tagged here, please let me know! It means I either accidentally missed your original #BookSpin post OR I wrote down your username wrong. Either way, I'm really sorry. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge, so if I missed you it was entirely by mistake - just let me know!! ⬇ 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks 4 - 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 2021!! Whenever you review it, just tag me as usual be sure to let me know which month it is for - there is a maximum of 2 entries per month, so if you don't let me know it's for a different month, it may not count. ⬇ 10mo
TheAromaofBooks 5 & final - 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!!! 10mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm It has begun!!! 🤘😆🤘❤️ 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yay! 😁 My pick is 10mo
RaeLovesToRead Woo! Sweet Bean Paste and We have always lived in the castle 10mo
Allylu Yay! My #BS is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor and my #DS is Future Girl by Asphyxia that I have been hoping to read for months! Thank you! 📚 10mo
Lcsmcat My book spin is 10mo
magyklyXdelish Bookspin is Plain Bad Heroines - Doublespin is Hench 10mo
TheSpineView Awesome! My #BookSpin book is a book in the Dresden Files series and my #DoubleSpin book is Harbinger both I really want to read. 10mo
SusanLee Thanks! I got Kate Furnival‘s The Farside of the Sun! 10mo
staci.reads My bookspin is Fascism: A Warning and doublespin is The Natural Way of Things! 10mo
HeyT I‘m dying third month in a row Double Spin has done me dirty and pulled a chunkster. Lol 10mo
Kangaj1 I got Artemis by Andy Weir and Early Riser by Jasper Fforde. 10mo
claudiuo What I always look for beginning of every month... Thank you so much. My BookSpin is tagged. DoubleSpin is a longer book, luckily I started it already, maybe I get to finish it this month: Skyward. 10mo
megnews I got 2 set in NYC-1 of my fav settings. My #BookSpin is The Lost Girl of Astor St and my #DoubleSpin is (edited) 10mo
GinaKButler So excited! My #bookspin is A Moveable Feast and my #doublespin is 10mo
Eggs 🥰🥰 10mo
Butterfinger I can't believe how lucky I am. 11 is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (which I started yesterday) and 2 is No Fixed Address ( which I planned to start today) 10mo
AmyG Yay! My book is 10mo
Caterina Haha this challenge really said "continue your James Baldwin kick that started with #AuthorAMonth!" My Book Spin is No Name in the Street and my Double Spin is Notes of a Native Son. 10mo
BarkingMadRun BS is Lost Hero and DBS is Cujo 10mo
Librarybelle Woohoo! Mine is The Personal Librarian and Asking for Truffle! 10mo
SamAnne I lucked out with my #Bookspin—Persuasion. And psyched about my #Doublespin: A Thousand Ships which I‘ve been trying to get to for months and want to read before my book club reads Song of Achilles next month. 10mo
bookandbedandtea It looks like a great reading month! Thanks for all doing this, Sarah, I look forward to it every month! 10mo
Kdgordon88 Yay! #Bookspin is A Land More Kind Than Home and #Doublespin is No Fixed Address. 10mo
Caryl I‘ll be reading memoirs about two of my favorite people: John Lewis‘s March: Book Three and Beverly Cleary‘s My Own Two Feet. I‘ve started the Cleary and predicted in my August list post that it would be the first book I will finish this month! 😀 10mo
CaitZ My #bookspin is Artificial Condition (Yay! Murderbot) and in a strange twist my #doublebookspin is my bookspin from last month - 1000 Mike Walk on the Beach. Maybe I'll read it this month. 10mo
EadieB @deeannloso You can click on #BookSpinBingo and see who is participating and what their bingo cards look like. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks @HeyT - I just don't know what the #BookSpin Fates have against you!! 😂 10mo
BarbaraJean @Butterfinger @Kdgordon88 I have No Fixed Address as my 2 / DoubleSpin as well! (edited) 10mo
BarbaraJean Yay!! My #BookSpin is one I‘ve been wanting to get to for a while: 10mo
robinb So excited about my books, Tidewater Inn and especially my “double”, Death in a Darkening Mist. 😊 10mo
Singout I‘ve totally been procrastinating on this one, so it will be good to get it off the list! About descendants of Black Americans whose community in Nova Scotia was destroyed in the 60s. 10mo
Butterfinger @BarbaraJean that is so cool!!!! 10mo
BookDadGirlDad My #bookspin is The City of Ember (which I happened to start yesterday 😁 😁) and my #doublespin is Dead Wake by Erik Larson. That will fit with my reading style!!!!
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Yes!!! My #bookspin is tagged and my #doublespin is “We Were the Lucky Ones.” I‘m so excited about both of these!! (edited) 10mo
bibliobard Didn‘t post a list here — but I did make one and will participate 10mo
Tera66 🌞 10mo
TheAromaofBooks @bibliobard - Sounds good!!! 10mo
CarolynM Thank you😘 9mo
NikkiM5 I will post my bingo card today. Life has been nutty 😝 9mo
michellelav I completely forgot to make an august list so this month I'm just going to catch up on previous months bookspins 📚😁 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @michellelav - Sounds like a plan!! 😆 9mo
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Went around the house and gathered all the physical books I either own or have borrowed that are on my 2017 #readharder challenge. MIA: Vampires in the Lemon Grove and 1984. I'll find you this weekend!!