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May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This somewhat unpleasant tale, published as a novelette in the "Smart Set" in July, 1920, relates a series of events which took place in the spring of the previous year. Each of the three events made a great impression upon me. In life they were unrelated, except by the general hysteria of that spring which inaugurated the Age of Jazz, but in my story I have tried, unsuccessfully I fear, to weave them into a pattern-a pattern which would give the effect of those months in New York as they appeared to at least one member of what was then the younger generation.
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Bookgoil
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#bfc2022 @wanderinglynn

I did really good in April, I‘m surprised - I did gain weight but for all my goals I‘m really feeling like mental health and pain I‘m getting things in order. I‘d like to keep motivated about jobs and moving and just keep up while adding some healthier foods to my diet.

Bookwormjillk Congratulations on finishing PT and good luck on the job search! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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LibrarianRyan
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Let‘s see if I have any better luck in May. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

@Gissy the stickers are perfect

keys_on_fire I ❤️ your layout!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fabulous!! 2mo
Gissy So pretty!😍 2mo
bthegood love your april showers to may flowers - 🌞 2mo
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BkClubCare
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Yay it‘s May! #BookSpinBingoMay22 #gaymay
Won‘t have any troubles finishing the Spin and the Double, but looking at this card, I am thinking I won‘t finish many bingos. And that‘s fine, all fun. ❤️📚😁

BookSpin 🍭A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor for a Buddy Read and #readict; DoubleSpin 🍭🍭Current Audiobook via Libby: All Boys Aren‘t Blue by Geo M Johnson for #readict and #wian2022 🟦

Megabooks Loved All Boys! I hope you‘re enjoying it. 2mo
BkClubCare @Megabooks - yes, though I am sure it will also break my heart 2mo
Nutmegnc Is #gaymay a thing?? How about #everydaygay !! 🤣🤣🤣 Also you gave up on PicCollage??!! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - hey, sure why not! I am only sharing in @xicanti ‘s theme for the month. #gaymay 2mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - no? Just haven‘t had time to review and attempt all the videos you sent me!!! (Send me your blank template?! Or did you) 2mo
Nutmegnc @BkClubCare I can only send a blank bingo card because it will only save as a static image, you wouldn‘t be able to move the numbers around. And @xicanti count me in #gaymay (edited) 2mo
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Chili
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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melmes
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Reading list for the #bookspin challenge, exited to start it tomorrow. Already finished one ☝️
#readingchallenge #readinglist

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Here is my May #bookspin list! 🦋🌸🐦

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Oh my gosh, the last week of April!?!?! What is happening!?!? It's been a cold & rainy month here, but things are looking up right now - sun is shining & I actually got a few early veggies in the garden yesterday!!

At any rate, if you're interested in playing along with #BookSpin, #DoubleSpin, and/or #BookSpinBingo for May, it's already time to start thinking about your lists!!! With my new 2022 system, I am using the SAME TAG LIST all year⬇

TheAromaofBooks cont'd) so if you are tagged on this post, you already automatically on the tag list for May. If you would like to be ADDED or REMOVED from the tag list, please just let me know!!

Below are the basics of challenge, plus the link to the very rambly explanation of the rules of the challenge, plus the link to the Google Form where you can enter your BookSpin & DoubleSpin reads for the end-of-the-year giveaway!!

Can't wait to see your ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) May lists!!!

1/5 - The rules for this challenge can be found by reading my masterpost on my blog (off Litsy) - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge - but the basics: if you want to play, make a list of 20 books you've been meaning to read & tag me when you post it!!

2/5 - You do NOT have to participate in the Bingo part of the challenge if that isn't your thing!! You can just read the ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) BookSpin or DoubleSpin or however many books works for you! Basically, choose a reading level that fits your life, and feel free to change it from month to month!!
3/5 - Just a reminder that the rules here are pretty loose!! If you have a huge/challenging book, feel free to let it take up more than one square. Some people struggle with super specific lists & prefer to go with categories (i.e. library book, Netgalley, mystery, from the ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) living room shelf, etc.), which is also fine! You can make separate lists for BookSpin & DoubleSpin so that you read one book from each. This year, I have a list of challenging books that I am using to read the BookSpin number from each month, but then make a list of my month's TBR to use for the bingo part. Make this challenge work for you!! Just ask if you have questions about whether something is “allowed“ - most of the time the ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) answer is yes!!

4/5 - Remember, if you didn't finish your April BS/DS, you can still check it off at any point in 2022. If you wish to participate in the end-of-the-year giveaway, each completed (or DNF'd) BS/DS read counts as an entry!! This year, everyone is in charge of tracking their OWN ENTRIES for this giveaway!! This is being done via Google Form. You are also welcome to use this form even if you don't want to enter the ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) giveaway, just don't put in your name/address. I won't be looking at these forms until the end of the year, so you can either add your entries throughout the year, or add them in one big batch in December, whatever works best for you!! The form can be found here - https://forms.gle/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A - please remember that once you start a form, you need to SAVE THE LINK that Google will email to you so that you can edit your form!! ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) 5/5 - Thank you all SO MUCH for your participation and enthusiasm!!! I LOVE seeing everyone's posts and hearing about how this challenge is helping you tackle the neverending, ever-growing TBR!!! As always, please just ask if you have ANY questions!!! You all are the best!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 2mo
PuddleJumper Ack! April went quickly 2mo
BayouGirl85 I‘m in 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Time is flying! I literally had to check the date on my phone yesterday to see if it was April or May because I truly couldn't remember. 🤣 I'll start working on my list. 2mo
claudiuo Each month I say the same thing, cause I feel the same: incredible how time flies. I try to get used to the idea but it still amazes me each time. Oh well... I will work on my lists soon, still trying to finish a couple more books and get at least one bingo. (edited) 2mo
BkClubCare Yikes, already?! I am still working on 3 more finishes for April!! 🤣 Thank you again for hosting this ❤️📚 2mo
Lcsmcat Where did April go???? 2mo
Kenziejo I haven't played the last few months since I've been so busy with my masters, but I finished my masters program yesterday! I'm so ready to join back in and read all the books!! 2mo
BarkingMadRun Omg I haven‘t even gotten a bingo yet, I better get cracking!! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Time is flying! Need to finish up my list! 2mo
bookandbedandtea The temps have been nice here but the WIND! It's been awful! I've got my May list ready to go. 😊 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies I was just thinking the same thing this morning. 2mo
ravenlee @Kenziejo congratulations! That‘s so exciting! And welcome back to reading for fun. 🎉 2mo
ozma.of.oz Nooo! Where has April gone?! 😂😂 2mo
melmes Same here it‘s been gloomy and rainy. 2mo
melmes Oh ya it‘s ridiculous how fast April has gone by 2mo
melmes Can someone explain to me how bookspin works? 2mo
Suet624 Every month I feel such gratitude to you for doing this. Thankfully you've made it a bit easier for yourself this year with the new system, but still... please know how much I appreciate it. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Woo hoo! 2mo
KristiAhlers I know it‘s crazy how fast this year is blowing by! And thank you so much for doing this! I‘ll get my list posted. 💜 2mo
KristiAhlers @Kenziejo congratulations! 🍾 2mo
DieAReader Looking forward to working on my list soon!! Thanks for the reminder @TheAromaofBooks ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
DogMomIrene Time is flying for sure! Out on walks, I‘m seeing more and more campers, boats, and kayaks! Thank you for organizing this reading extravaganza👏🏼 2mo
Cinfhen Can you repost the link for the tracking- I can‘t seem to find it🤪 2mo
IamIamIam WHOO HOO! I'm really stinking it up this year but that doesn't mean I'm not going to try each month! 2mo
jessjess April went in one ear and out the other 🤣 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Kenziejo - YAY!! That's so awesome!!! Congratulations and welcome back to the world of reading! 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @melmes - The basic challenge is that you make a list of 20 books you want to read & on the 2nd of the month I draw two numbers & everyone tries to read those books from their lists!! There are more details at this blog post if you're interested -https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge/ If you want to play, all you have to do is post your list & tag me when you do!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Suet624 - Thank you!!! ❤ I really enjoy hosting this challenge so much - it's just so fun to see how invested everyone gets in the numbers!! 😂 Now that everyone is tracking their own entries, I just get to soak in the fun parts without the stress, so this is the best BookSpin year ever!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Try this one - https://forms.gle/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A - and let me know if it doesn't work 😂 2mo
Soubhiville Yay for spring gardening! I love getting things planted and then watching them grow. (I can‘t believe it‘s almost May already! 😱) 2mo
Nessavamusic I‘m in again! 2mo
CarolynM I'm in. Thanks Sarah 😘 2mo
Eggs Thanks Sarah - I‘ll make my list! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Already! 😃 2mo
rabbitprincess Wow, time flies! I didn‘t get as much reading done as I would have liked, but better than last April! 2mo
SpookyMazeOfBooks Yep I'm back in 2mo
Karons1 Thanks 🙏🏻 Sarah I‘m in ; il be away 😎when you draw the numbers but il have my list ready 😀I managed 3 off my bingo list in April ; it‘s definitely helping me whittle down my TBR but like most bookies I‘m constantly adding to it ! 🙄😂 2mo
bthegood I've already made my May list - thx for hosting - 2mo
melmes Will it start 1st of may? 2mo
melmes Thanks for hosting 2mo
corireadslife Going to revamp my bookspin list! Excited for May 🤓 (Even though I don‘t know where the time is going!!) 2mo
Ednica Wow time flies. I‘m 96% into my book spin for April. Definitely will be done for the end of the month. Next month I‘ll aim for double! Can‘t believe it‘s gonna be May!!! 2mo
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Eggbeater
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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May was a slow reading month for me, but I read some really great books. Heaven My Home, They Never Learn, and These Ghosts Are Family are all new 5⭐ reads. Petticoats is an old favorite. I really enjoyed everything I read with the exception of being a little disappointed in the second Mystic Bayou.

Gissy That‘s what count, that you enjoyed your reading time!! 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏You can buy or acquire 9 books as a reward😜 (edited) 13mo
Eggbeater @Gissy I like the way you think! 13mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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21 books read
5 books DNF

Pretty successful May to me! And I almost cleared my bingo board for #bookspinbingo !!!

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DGRachel
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Sadly, I didn‘t finish anything this weekend and I won‘t finish anything today, so that leaves me at 10 books for May - 4 print and 6 audiobooks. Two for #readingasia2021 and two for #booked2021, I think. From left to right, top to bottom, these are in the order of how much I liked them. Dark Age and Ophie‘s Ghosts were my favorites this month - both 5 star reads. The Quiet American was the biggest disappointment. #maywrapup #maystats

Gissy Ten books is great. Count how many books per week and how many pages in total. We all have other chores and things to do that consume hours so ten books is an amazing number
📚📚📚👏👏👏👏Now you can buy 10 more books☺️
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DGRachel @Gissy Thank you for the perspective shift. I have a tendency to focus on the things I didn‘t accomplish and not see the things I did. ☺️ 13mo
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Kshakal
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I feel this is a pretty solid list... #maytbr

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HufflepuffGirl90
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Here‘s my May #bookspinbingo list!

A mix of old and new, ARCs and long-time #mountTBR

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Kdgordon88
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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May is just around the corner and I am ready for the 2nd. #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 14mo
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callielafleur
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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My reading for May! Not a huge number of books, but some real chunkers on this list- Mistborn was almost 700 pages, Middlegame was almost 500, Shell Seekers was over 500. All were extremely excellent... except Jane Eyre, because I am apparently uncultured swine. Hated the audiobook, was so glad when it was over. Funny enough, I finished my audio and regular read today, so I'll get to start June fresh!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love it when it works out that way, a nice clean slate! 2y
Scochrane26 I don‘t like Jane Eyre either. 2y
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TheBookHippie
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Happy MAY! Day 50 of QUARANTINE 2020
It‘s my BIRTHDAY MONTH!!

The sun is out today 🌞🌞🌞🌞

vlwelser What is that calendar? And where do I get one for next year? I love that painting by Raphael. 2y
JaclynW Birthday month! 🎉 2y
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I buy these every single year here is the preorder for 2021 Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2021 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1523508884/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_eCdREbCG0PTG0 2y
vlwelser Awesome. Thanks. 😀 2y
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MelissaSue81
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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May wrap up. 21 books total. 9 Audio, 12 print/kindle. I actually had 6 five star books this month! Also my first one star book of the year. Overall a great reading month though.

thebluestocking Awesome month!!! 💙 3y
TheSpineView That's awesome! 3y
BiblioLitten Amazing! Which were the five star ones? 3y
MelissaSue81 @BiblioLitten - Untangled, The Rosie Project, A Place for us, Ask Again, Yes, and Normal People. 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Holy moly! Amazing. 💖📚💖 3y
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MelissaSue81
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Beat last months record with 14 books this month. 10 print, 4 Audio. I thought I might try to finish Us Against You today for May, but I think it will be June‘s first book.

Samplergal To Kill a Mockingbird ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
MelissaSue81 @Samplergal - I think it is my new all time favorite book. I am SO glad I reread it. 4y
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Andrew65 👏👏👏 4y
Liatrek Did you like the Hypnotist love story? 4y
MelissaSue81 @Liatrek - I liked it, didn‘t love it. The story wasn‘t that intriguing, but I liked the main character a lot 4y
Samplergal @MelissaSue81 I‘ve read it every so many years. I get something from it each time, something different, something deeper. 4y
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 4y
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Kshakal
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This may be a bit ambitious for the last month of school but I am willing to give it a go!!!! Happy May Day everyone!!!#maytbr #readingresolutions @Jess7

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Creadnorthey
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Pickpick

I had always been a bit wary of Fitzgerald's short stories; a bit too long, a bit too wordy and a bit too dated- thank god I got over that! This story is by turns funny, tragic, critical and caustic. If you want to put a wry smile on a beautiful day read this- but read with caution because it could leave scars on you outlook and soul.

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Moray_Reads
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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It was easier than usual to pick favourites this month! #stats #bestofmay #maybookflowers

TrishB 34 😱😱 wow!! 5y
saresmoore This is great! I love the graphic. 5y
vivastory Damn, 34...i thought my stats were good... 5y
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Melissa_J Wow! 34 books is impressive. 5y
rachellayown 👏👏👏 5y
Lindy Your two favourites are books that I also love. Yay! 😀 5y
Andrew65 Superb! 👏👏👏👏👏🎉😊 5y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🍾🥂 5y
batsy 34 is amazing! 🙌 5y
Kalalalatja Again, I must bow down for you reading speed 🙌🙌 5y
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Aleida
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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It is my birthday tomorrow. Instead of saying Happy Birthday and wishing me well, please list your all time favorite books. Thanks in advance :) If anyone will understand this request, it will be fellow Littens. 🎂📚Naturally, you may share more than one as it is difficult as Sophie's Choice to solely list one.

LeahBergen Okay... I'm thinking... 😂 5y
Aleida @LeahBergen you the only on that responded. Thank you. I wonder why other littens haven't. Bibliophile usually love talking about their favorites. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have a hard time choosing just one favorite. I love The Golem and The Jinni. 5y
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JoRead
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I'm going to try really hard this time!
I'm taking part in the #MayBookFlowers created by the lovely @RealLifeReading . Wish me luck! 🙄😓😁

Dragon 🍀 5y
JoRead @Dragon Thank you!😊 5y
Redjewel_7734 Me too! I usually start strong then drift away through the month. Hopefully this will be the month I stick with it 😁 5y
JoRead @Redjewel_7734 Same here 😏 5y
RaimeyGallant Thanks you for posting the image for the May challenge! I didn't know where people were getting it from. 5y
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RealLifeReading
May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Happy last day of April and #aprilbookshowers
Hope you will join me and play along with #maybookflowers
Have a wonderful month ahead!

TrishB Looking forward to it 💗 5y
Lcsmcat Thanks for doing these! I always have fun with them. 5y
AliBG This sounds fun!! 5y
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ephemeralwaltz Love reading the new prompts. Beautiful😍 5y
JoRead Let's see how well I do this time around 😂😂 5y
Librarianaut Woot!! 5y
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