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The Chalk Man
The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
THE book of 2018. The Chalk Man is coming . . . Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over . . . Everyone has secrets. Everyone is guilty of something. And children are not always so innocent. **** 'Tense, skillful storytelling' Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me 'What a great book. A twisty thriller and downright creepy ending. 5 stars.' Sarah Pinborough, the number 1 bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
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biankoala
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‘ most people have done bad stuff at some point in their lives , stuff they wish to take back, stuff they regret. we all make mistakes. we all have good and bad in us. just because someone does one terrible thing, should that overshadow all the good things they‘ve done? or are there some things so bad that no good act can redeem them? ‘ 5/5 ; perfect book for gloomy autumn weather

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TamTracy
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this one more. I found myself bored through a lot which made it hard to follow, leaving me confused sometimes. The storyline itself was pretty good but I struggled. ⭐️⭐️

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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This thriller really kept me hooked! It alternates between the events of the protagonist‘s childhood and the creepy new events that are starting up now that he‘s grown. Of course they‘re linked, and it takes the whole book to figure out what is going on. There‘s lot of suspense and a few dead bodies thrown in for good measure. Very suspenseful!

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Cazxxx
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Mehso-so

This has been very hyped up but it was meh for me. Took me quite a while to read as I was bored throughout most of it. I didn‘t find it very thrilling, didn‘t feel anything for the characters and the story just didn‘t grab me. I‘ve liked other books by this author but this one just didn‘t hit the mark for me

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RyanMHoward
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THE CHALK MAN by C.J. Tudor

As a kid, Eddie and his friends discover chalk symbols on the trees in their local woods. The symbols lead them to the remains of a young girl. Her head is missing.

Thirty years later, Eddie receives a letter in the mail. A letter full of chalk drawings . . .

This gripping, slow-burn murder mystery is a layered, poignant tale that surprised me with its reveals—and an awesomely wicked ending—that I never saw coming.

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ahomelibrary
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Didn‘t enjoy this one as much as the author‘s The Burning Girls. Found this dull & wholly depressing, convoluted plot + ending made it worse. Loose plot points, not much thrill/suspense. caveat: seems to be a lot of Stephen King references. Liked dual timeline / flashback storytelling, favored the 1986 childhood timeline. Content warnings should be advised, this is packed with graphic stuff. Overall, not recommended, others by author much better.

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DarkMina
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Eggs I used this one too🧡🍊🧡 10mo
DarkMina @Eggs Great minds! 🧡 10mo
TheNeverendingTBR I've got a copy of this, still to read it though. 10mo
DarkMina @TheNeverendingTBR It‘s good. I have The Burning Girls from the same author I need to read. Heard it is a really good one. 10mo
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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡📚 10mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻 🧡🥰 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 10mo
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Bookishgal71
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@DinoMom Thank you so very, very much! I feel so spoiled! My teenage daughter was in awe of all of the cute drawings on the packages! Im so excited to read, eat and take a bath with the candles and zombie bomb! Thanks, too, @wanderinglynn for organizing this amazing swap! #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 11mo
DinoMom Happy Reading! Glad you like it! 11mo
Bookishgal71 @DinoMom Love it!! 11mo
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EadieB
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@Eggs I‘ve been clearing my bookshelves of books I have read. This one was on your TBR list so it is on its way to you along with another surprise book 📖 Let me know when you receive. Thanks!

Eggs Oh yay!! It‘s like early Christmas 🎄 Thanks Eadie❤️❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
EadieB @Eggs You‘re welcome! 11mo
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IamIamIam
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Well well well.... I had no expectations starting this and I was blown away!!! A bunch of friends get caught up in a few local murders & the past comes back to haunt them. Don't assume, question everything. 👍 I would NEVER have seen the very end coming in a million years!

vivastory This picture 🤣I really liked this one too 11mo
IamIamIam @vivastory 😂😂 Legit my face when I got to the very end!!!! 11mo
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IamIamIam
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Enjoying this spooky little jammy...

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KatieDid927
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A solid thriller heavily influenced by Ray Bradbury and Stephen King‘s earlier works. (Which is not a complaint! It‘s just wild how much influence Bradbury had on King‘s It and The Body/Stand By Me and how those influences continue to trickle down.) Some of the plot points were predictable and it wasn‘t tied up very neatly in the end, but I enjoyed it. #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #TheChalkMan #cjtudor #bookbeast #bookjoy #creepyreads
What are you reading? 😊

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candority
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I frequently sell my books on Facebook Marketplace, but this is the first time that someone bought ALL of the books I have for sale. Here‘s the entire #unhaul of 49 books. I‘ve read and enjoyed 14 of these, but the rest I have lost interest in. I‘m happy to see them go to a new home.

Also, friendly reminder to my fellow Canadians to go vote! I went to an advance poll this afternoon. It‘ll be interesting to see how this election turns out 🗳🇨🇦

Trashcanman See i try and look up, but my eyes burn. That's a lot to ship. 13mo
robinb Nice way to make room for more! 👍 13mo
MartinaLove I'm Canadian too. Nice to see other Canadians, here, on Litsy. 13mo
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Librariana Did the same person buy ALL of them? Or did I misunderstand and was it that all your books were purchased? Either way, fantastic outcome! 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl I voted today too. Hoping for another minority. 🙂 13mo
candority @Trashcanman Someone picked them up from my house - no shipping required 😊 13mo
candority @robinb It is! Although I could probably do with less overall. It‘s a bit out of control at the moment 🙈 13mo
candority @MartinaLove Woohoo! 🇨🇦 There are quite a few of us here 😊 13mo
candority @Librariana Yup, the same person bought them all! She and her daughter were interested in most of them and thought it would be easier to take them all. Surprisingly, I had someone else message wanting to buy them all too - they said they just wanted to fill their home library and didn‘t care what books they had, which just seems bizarre to me? 13mo
candority @CoverToCoverGirl Yay for voting! 🇨🇦 I think it will probably end up being another minority. We‘ll see though 13mo
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pitou215
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Wow! Enjoyed this a lot! Recommend.

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rather_be_reading
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WHOA!! literally up until the last page. My husband had to check on me because I was yelling OMG at the very end. I never saw anything coming in this book. That beginning and that incident at the fair is what childhood nightmares are made of! I devoured this in almost one day!

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rather_be_reading
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The suspense is killing me!!

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rather_be_reading
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Best intro ever! Whoa!

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rather_be_reading
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Book 70

susurran Loved this book! 1y
allureofbeauty Just read that. Super good. 1y
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Jgacreations
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Omg. This was great. The ending.......what!?! Had a feeling of a combo of lean on me and IT.

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allureofbeauty
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Read this for a Book Club. I really enjoyed it, it felt very reminiscent of it by Stephen King to me. With the 80s summer group of friends riding their bikes with only one girl in the group, there‘s even a character named Eddie in it. I could‘ve done without the dog part though, warning for animal cruelty and death.
I did leave a couple chalk men on the sidewalk outside the members house we were meeting at I wonder if she‘ll notice haha

Gissy Great picture!👌 1y
allureofbeauty @Gissy thank you 🖤 1y
rather_be_reading great idea! 1y
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Twainy
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🎧 Well this is another amazing book by CJ Tudor.

Every once in awhile I love to mindlessly meander through a thriller enjoying the twists & turns without trying to solve it. Loved it!

Dual timelines solving a murder in 1989. There‘s some great pop culture including the dissing of the 6th Doctor! 😆

Listened straight through. Edge of my seat. The author has written better books but this is a great book with a great ending! Karma!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

BooksCoffeeNurse I love Cj Tudor. ❤️❤️❤️ Her new book, The Burning Girls, is out. And it‘s excellent. My favorite book of hers is The Other People. 1y
Twainy @BooksCoffeeNurse I‘ve read The Hiding Place & this one. I like her writing style. My library doesn‘t have The Other People 😩 so I guess I await an Audible sale 😁. The Burning Girls is a 26 week wait on my Hold list 😆 (I have 3 other books that have a wait of over 6 months). C. J. Tudor writes a gripping book where nothing shocking feels gratuitous! 1y
BooksCoffeeNurse @Twainy Yes, she certainly does. Books are my addiction, so I‘m often spending way too much money on them, as opposed to waiting for the Libby holds. I will say all of her books are worth it. ☺️ 1y
Twainy @BooksCoffeeNurse agreed!! I feel any 4+ star book of mine is worth owning! There are SO many books that I‘m ok with a long hold. 90% of the books I read are library audiobooks through Hoopla & overdrive/Libby. 📚🎧😁 1y
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candority
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The Chalk Man is a fast-paced thriller, with some serious Stephen King vibes. I enjoyed the dual timeline aspect (although I preferred the childhood story set in 1986 to the present day one set in 2016) and I love that every single character had secrets! This was Tudor‘s debut novel, and while it was good, her work has only improved! 3⭐️

TheLudicReader My thoughts exactly. 1y
candority @TheLudicReader 😊 (edited) 1y
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Jemgirl2014
The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
Mehso-so

Meh. I enjoyed "The Burning Girls" so much more. CJ Tudor's craft has definitely improved with time.

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brittanythebookdragon
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Ed, dude, you‘re fucking creepy. This book was just kind of horrifying all the way around and I wasn‘t even creeped out about the murdered girl. Sean kind of messed me up and I‘m not going to lie, I‘m not mad at his fate. This was just one of those books where all of the characters were giving me bad vibes. I didn‘t really like any of them. I did however like the twists and turns. This is just one of those dark books where everything is fucked.

rather_be_reading Amazing pic! 1y
brittanythebookdragon @rather_be_reading So kind. Thank you! 😊 1y
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DarkMina
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6 of 2021. Solid thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#thriller

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susurran
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About halfway through THE CHALK MAN on audio and thoroughly enjoying both the story and the wonderful narration by Scottish actor Euan Morton. The plot bounces between 1986 and 2016 with a very IT-like vibe, and Morton is able to modulate his performance in the first-person narrative to capture the subtle differences between the young and old protagonist. Mesmerized and eager to finish this fantastic book!

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candority
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Who‘s ready for October‘s #BookSpinBingo?! I know I am! Nine of these books are from my #Scarathlon2020 TBR, while the others will give me a break from all the scary reads. Plus, five spaces for library books or mood reads!

Grrlbrarian Heart Shaped Box was SO SO spooky 😱 I loved it but wow, Joe Hill is intense 2y
BooksCoffeeNurse I LOVE The Chalk Man. ❤️ 2y
candority @Grrlbrarian Oh, I can‘t wait! I read N0S4A2 by him and liked it, so I think this one will be right up my alley. 2y
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candority @BooksCoffeeNurse I hope I do too 🤞 I‘ve been waiting to read it forever! 2y
BooksCoffeeNurse @candority I love C.J. Tudor. The Other People is my favorite. ☺️ 2y
candority @BooksCoffeeNurse I read that one earlier this year and enjoyed it! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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OwenB
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The book was good. (I personally enjoyed her second book more). Interesting plot and wraps up pretty well at the end.

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HeathHof
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I forgot to post earlier but The Chalk Man made it! Thank you @BookwormAHN @Alfrazier21 @rsteve388 for a fantastic round of #LMPBC 🖤 I really enjoyed all of your picks and your thoughts on them! @rsteve388 The Invited is on it's way home to you and should be there by Saturday. 🙈

BookwormAHN Glad you got it back 😺 2y
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BookwormAHN
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@Mynameisacolour I mailed your book back to you today. I throughly enjoyed this round 💚
#lmpbc #GroupK
@suvata @rsteve388 @Alfrazier21

HeathHof Thank you! This was a fun round!! 😁 2y
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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this disturbing book. This book centers around a group of kids, that are reminiscent of the Losers Club in It, that found a headless body in the woods by following chalk drawings. Chalk drawings that are similar to the ones that they had been using.
#lmpbc @Mynameisacolour @rsteve388 @Alfrazier21
#SummerFunJr Read a book someone else picks
@4thhouseontheleft @StayCurious
#MemoirsAndMysteries #Scary
@BarbaraTheBibliophage

Alfrazier21 This one was interesting for sure!! 2y
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BookwormAHN
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Thanks for the tag @Butterfinger
🥀 I have three stacks.
🥀 The Chalk Man, I started it a few days ago and I'm loving it.
I tag @kspenmoll @OriginalCyn620
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😍📚🤩📚 2y
kspenmoll Thanks for the tag! 2y
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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

There is so much Litsy love for this book and I‘m not feeling it. It‘s was a pretty good thriller that owes waaaaaay too much to Stephen King. I did not like the twisty turny ending. #EarlGrey

IndyHannaJones Is Earl Gray you kitty's name? 2y
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CaroPi I also got mixed feelings. Seems that the book try to mix It with The Body. The ending is as disappointing as the ones from King. Nevertheless I will try her second book. Maybe is better 2y
BookishTrish @CaroPi Exactly! It + The Body = MEH 2y
Bette Still cannot believe that is your cat...I swear mine is sneaking over. 🤣😂🐱 2y
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BookishTrish
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So far we have: dual timelines roughly 30 years apart, a lovable group of childhood friends including a red headed girl, a hidden shelter in the woods, a rock fight with bullies - So a British IT basically. I‘m waiting for something that knocks my socks off.

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BookwormAHN
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@Alfrazier21 The Chalk Man arrived today. I've been really looking forward to reading it.
#lmpbc #GroupK
@Mynameisacolour @rsteve388 @suvata

HeathHof Yay! That took a REALLY long time to get there though, jeepers. 2y
HeathHof 🙉🙉🙉 For some reason I was thinking this post was about the book that I sent to @rsteve388 a few weeks back and that it was just getting there. Sorry it's been a crazy few days! 🤯 2y
BookwormAHN @Mynameisacolour No worries, these last months have been crazy for everyone 😸 2y
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IReadThereforeIBlog
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C J Tudor‘s debut crime thriller is a confident and gripping affair filled with plot twists that effortlessly moves between two time frames to keep the action moving while also exploring notions of friendship, growing up and memory. I particularly liked how she uses traditional coming-of-age and first romance tropes, with Ed‘s older self adding context and foreboding to the 1986 timeline and I enjoyed the open ending more than I thought I would.

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Alfrazier21
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I just realized I never posted my review for my #LitsyMarkup book in May! We‘ve been bottle feeding an orphaned kitten and I‘ve been running on about 4 hours sleep for two weeks. 😴 This one was a quick, interesting read. Not my favorite so far, but a good read none the less!

@Mynameisacolour @rsteve388

@BookwormAHN The book was mailed earlier this week! Tracking number 9549 0146 0796 0153 5865 27

BookwormAHN Okay, I'll watch for it 😺 2y
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JoScho
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Any thank you so very much for the book and adorable sticky notes. This one has been on my TBR forever. Misty and Jennifer thank you for the thoughtful birthday cards. You guys helped to make my day special ❤️❤️❤️

Clwojick I just read it this month, and I really enjoyed it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope your day is awesome!!! 😘😘 2y
AmyG My pleasure. Have a great day! 😘 2y
JoScho @Clwojick Oh good to hear that! I‘m looking forward to it. 2y
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Clwojick
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So freaking good! With more twists and turns that a fairground Tilt-a-Whirl, this was far more intense than I was expecting, and I completely loved it. Hope to come across more books by this author soon!

And this completes book 4 of #BookSpinBonanza! I‘m trying to make some serious headway in this challenge so I can be free in my choices for the week of the #BuzzwordBookathon

TheAromaofBooks Yay! I've heard a lot of good things about this one. Definitely hoping to read it sometime soon! 2y
AmyG I just finished this and loved it. 2y
MrT It‘s on my book pile. 2y
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Clwojick
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Almost finished the tagged audiobook and completed another #bulletjournal spread. Again, I loved how this one turned out! Hoping to get my #unreadbookcount down to 423 by the end of June.🤞🏻

#theunreadshelfproject

MidnightBookGirl I am seriously impressed! 2y
Lucy_Anywhere I love this! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I love this one, too! 2y
bookgem Hmm, interesting 🤔🤓 2y
Powered_By_Plants Love a bit of bullet journaling , what a great idea for a page 😍 2y
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Clwojick
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Working on updating my #BulletJournal with my #BookSpinBonanza reviews while listening to the the tagged audiobook. So far, I‘m loving how this spread has turned out. 🖤

@TheAromaofBooks

mdm139 How do you get covers to print off? 2y
Clwojick @mdm139 I search google images for the covers, save them, and then create a collage using the Photo Quilt app on my phone. Since I have a wifi printer, I print the collage straight from my phone. 2y
rather_be_reading love it! 2y
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BGam So pretty! I love your writing style! 2y
Lizpixie I love this spread! So much better than mine👏👏👏 2y
SaturnDoo Wow!!! I'm loving it. I'm working on my bujos too 🙂🙂🙂❤❤❤ I love seeing your spreads and ideas. Gives me inspiration for my own. Thanks for sharing🤗🤗🤗 2y
TheAromaofBooks Your spread is so happy, like always!!! I keep thinking I'm going to do the cover thing but then never think about it when I'm actually making a list haha 2y
AmyK1 Looks great! 2y
MyNamesParadise Very cool journal!! I just write the date read, the title, author, and if it‘s a series in a composition notebook. 2y
bookgem 🤔🙄🙂🤓 2y
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Clwojick
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My results haven‘t come back yet, so I‘m still not allowed to go back to work. Since I‘m not allowed to leave the apartment until my results come in, it looks like tomorrow‘s forecast is showing nothing but books, books, and more books lol.

Quickly moving straight into book 4 of #BookSpinBonanza @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Silver lining?! 😬 Were you actually exposed to the coronavirus?? I missed that! Hopefully everything is good! 2y
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks No, I think I just have a cold... but since I work at the hospital all staff showing any symptoms, no matter how small, must get swabbed and cannot come back to work until the results come back negative. I‘ve been off work since Thursday. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh that makes sense. Annoying, but when you have a little bit of a cold, it's kinda nice to stay home and read guilt-free! 😂 2y
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