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Pretty pleased with my reading this week… Despite lots of family time and then travel time I managed to finish 3 books and start 3 new ones. I bailed on Big Swiss - felt like the author was trying too had to be different 🤷🏼‍♀️

TrishB A good week 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB 🫶🏼 1w
BarbaraBB Unstacking Big Swiss! 1w
Bookzombie Yes, good week! 1w
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Late #BookReport @Cinfhen

Currently reading: Weyward

Book 16+17+short story in the Dresden Files series
Book 1 in the Sebastian St Cyr series
Book 4 in the Alex Verus series
#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choices. Well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheSpineView Love your picks!1💙📖 2w
Cinfhen Wowza!!!! Lots of FABULOUSNESS 2w
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I had a BUSY reading week and actually a busy week in general, hence why I‘m behind on a few reviews. Really enjoyed the new book by Rachel Beanland coming out in April and Babel was a total surprise pick for me! Vanderbilt was very interesting and Fatty Fatty was good but I have some thoughts…same with the Gadsby. I just COULD NOT wrap my head around My Volcano and it‘s the year for #AllHailTheBail so I quit by page 34. #NoRegrets

Deblovestoread You had a great reading week! And I feel validated on my bail of My Volcano so thank you 😁 2mo
Cinfhen @Deblovestoread honestly I was like, why am I wasting my time…it‘s not working for me. I‘m really happy with my decision and you should be too 😂😘 2mo
cariashley @Cinfhen @Deblovestoread i probably should have just bailed on My Volcano too but I stuck it out when I really didn‘t need to… have to be better about that! 2mo
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Cathythoughts You liked Babel ! I can‘t wait to get to it. It could take me another while.. time 🙄 I‘m so excited you liked it though 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s always hindsight @cariashley but im trying to give myself an easy out 😂😂 it‘s January and I have SO MANY books I want to read!!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Yesssss @Cathythoughts I REALLY liked it even though it‘s long and not my usual genre. That‘s why it‘s good to at least try before saying no to a book!!! 2mo
TrishB Great week 👍🏻 34 pages! Wow 😯 @Cathythoughts Babel is 99p on kindle today if you haven‘t brought yet. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish , I have it on audible, but for 99p I‘m getting the kindle too, I might like the option of reading 😘 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts cool 👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Can‘t argue with 99p @Cathythoughts 💚🎉 2mo
Cinfhen I did listen on Audible @Cathythoughts and I thought it was FANTASTIC narration 🙌🏻 2mo
Megabooks Great week!! I feel like we read a lot of the same books but rarely feel the same about them. 😂😂 always love to know what you think though!! 💜😘 2mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @Megabooks SO TRUE 🫶🏼 2mo
Cinfhen You‘re still my go to source for all things bookish (and medical ) @Megabooks 😘😘 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve just ordered My Volcano, and now I‘m worried. 😬 You‘ve had a great week though, other than that! 2mo
Cinfhen I hope you like it more than I did @squirrelbrain xx 2mo
RebelReader @squirrelbrain I just had it come in at my library and I‘m picking it up Monday. I‘m not afraid to bail if it‘s not grabbing me, but I worry too because @Cinfhen and I often agree on books. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to see what you think @RebelReader we do read very similarly 👯‍♀️ 2mo
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#BookReport @Cinfhen

Slow reading week. Have a cold and spent a lot of time watching Netflix and drinking litres of herbal tea. Finished the books on the right and left, and a woollen hat though.

Started "Proven Guilty" (and another hat).

Cinfhen Ohhhh the hat is fabulous 😍hope you‘re feeling better…and you‘ve still managed to read an outstanding amount of books 🫶🏼 3mo
mcctrish Well done! Hope you are feeling better 3mo
squirrelbrain Nice hat! Feel better soon. 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely hat. I hope you feel better ❤️ 3mo
Bookwomble I hope you're feeling more comfortable soon 💖 3mo
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My first week of 2023 was full of wonderful books💕📚🤓Three from @MallenNC #ALspine list were all winning picks🧡Demon Copperhead was masterful, the Exiles was really good and my two in progress are both gripping. I‘m off to a GREAT start 💜

TrishB Great week 👍🏻 3mo
Bluebird Terrific start to the new year! 3mo
Cinfhen It has been a great beginning @TrishB @Bluebird but January usually begins with a bang ‼️ get back to me in July 😉 3mo
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Bluebird 😂😂 3mo
Megabooks Fantastic week C!! 🤩🤩 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks with SO MANY potential reads it‘s hard to know what to read first!!! 3mo
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I'm joining the #BookReport again. @Cinfhen

Death Mask was carried over from 2022.

Jade City and Secret History are DNFs.

rockpools Woah! 3mo
julesG @Cinfhen I've decided to bail harder on books that don't work for me. 3mo
Cinfhen You‘re off to a GREAT START except for those one or two that didn‘t hold your attention 3mo
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Cinfhen Definitely team #AllHailTheBail 🙌🏻🥳 3mo
julesG @Cinfhen you come up with the best # 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks 😘 3mo
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Despite some setbacks, I managed to finish 6 books this week!
I really enjoyed the Keefe and the whacky One‘s Company. I also found the memoir by iCarly alum Jeannette McCurdy gripping. The other three were ok. I‘m stalled with my 3 in progress but hope to pick them back up this week.

TrishB Good week 👍🏻 7mo
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I‘m happy I was able to finish 3 books this week as my days are REALLY BUSY!! I Loved both of my Tomorrow titles 😜 Cover Story was ok but nothing special. I‘m LOVING my two books in progress….fabulous memoir read by Viola Davis and the Towles is excellent. June has been a good month ❣️

TrishB That‘s good going in a busy week 😁 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB I‘m always awed by you & others who work full time and still have the ability to read so much 🙌🏻❣️ 9mo
BarbaraBB Amazing progress! Looking forward to both Tomorrow‘s! 9mo
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I had a really fabulous week, thanks to a lot of audio time!!
Sedaris was hilarious but I think my favorite was the Booth!! Chemistry & Thunder were both very good but Thunder had terrible audio production and Chemistry was a bit too kitsch for me. I currently have two in progress, which are both good!! Tagging them below 👇🏼

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#bookreport @Cinfhen

I love spring gardening!
I finished these 3 books this week, and I‘m hoping to finish Project Hail Mary today before my bookclub meeting. ❤️🌸💜

AmyG What beautiful flowers! We can‘t really plant until beginning of June here! But my daughter and I repotted some indoor plants and now praying I don‘t kill them. 🤣 12mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous plants!!!! How was this one 👉🏽I added it to my last #BOTM box 12mo
Megabooks Lovely garden! 12mo
Soubhiville @Cinfhen I liked it, quite a good debut. 12mo
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I‘m surprised by how much I read this week. One book went into #hibernation but the rest were all enjoyable. I really enjoyed my YA #SFF and my IRL bookclub book (The Lost Shtetl). The Mercies was a well written HF and I look forward to discussing with the #LiteraryCrew
Next week I hope to focus on #ReadingAfrica22 - I‘ve started the memoir by #Ethiopian born chef, Marcus Samuelsson and it‘s quite good. I think my weakest read was the romance😒

squirrelbrain A fab week! 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks @squirrelbrain it didn‘t feel like I was making so much progress/ surprised myself 😁 14mo
TrishB Great week 👍🏻 14mo
Megabooks Great job! 14mo
Bookzombie Great week! 💗 14mo
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I had a pretty busy reading week - focusing on #NonFictionNovember titles and I successfully completed my #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin for November @TheAromaofBooks ♥️
Without a doubt, my weekly standout was Bourdain on audio (5 stars)and the John Green was a very close second.
November is off to a good start ☺️

squirrelbrain Wow - a great week! 😁 1y
Megabooks Both those books were 5⭐️ for me! Great taste 😉😁 Glad to see you back reading again! (edited) 1y
Bookzombie Awesome week! 🥳 1y
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Cinfhen I did finish 2 books on Sunday but still…a very good week @squirrelbrain @Bookzombie Thanks @Megabooks 💕💕💕 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
Cinfhen I‘m relieved not to be doing #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks it‘s too much pressure each month!! Much more relaxed with just the two titles 😉😅 1y
TheAromaofBooks The important thing is to make the challenge work for you!!! Sometimes that means just sticking to the basics! 😂 1y
Cinfhen Absolutely @TheAromaofBooks 😘😘 1y
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Once again I‘m sort of amazed by how much I read, since it was a busy week and I didn‘t feel like I read so much. Hands down my favorite was the audio of Great Circle!!! The others were ok. I enjoyed Leslie Jordon but it was REALLY short. Review of Three coming soon.

TrishB A great week 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB Very good week! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB @BarbaraBB xx Hope you both have a wonderful reading week 💕💕 2y
Cathythoughts Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

The first half of the week was all about a bunch of excellent books. All 5 of the finished ones were terrific.

Then I bailed on two in a row - yikes!

The Chosen and the Beautiful is a retelling of Gatsby from Jordan Baker‘s point of view. She seems bored with her life of riches and extravagant parties, and about halfway through I grew bored of watching her be bored.

Fox & I seemed strangely detached- I may come back.

Cinfhen Too bad about the Gatsby retelling… I‘ve seen good reviews but I totally get why you #hibernated for now!!! 2y
Hooked_on_books I bailed on TCATB too. It felt so constrained by the source material that I found it really stiff. I wish she‘d used Gatsby as inspiration rather than literally trying to rewrite it. 2y
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#bookreport #bookspinbingo

My favorite was A Psalm for the Wild-Built. I also really liked Mirror Season, Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters, and Night.

Both The Book Charmer and Wizard of Oz were good, but not favorites.

I‘m currently reading 3 books not on my Bingo card, so I‘ll be filling in Free spaces next week 😉📚.

Cinfhen Wow!!! What a week ♥️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!! 2y
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

The only one of these four I picked was The Magician‘s Assistant. The others were so-sos. Even so it‘s been a pretty good reading week.

I‘m very excited to take a trip to the recently opened Nowhere Bookshop with @Eyelit today! I‘ve been waiting over a year for this adventure! (Photos to come this evening.)

AmyG Have fun! 2y
Cinfhen Bookstore visit sounds GREAT!! Have fun 2y
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I read 8 books in May, double my usual amount; mainly because most of them were very short. The Midnight Library is my new favorite book so far this year. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I read my #LMPBC selection (mailed)
Did not read #bookspin selection
I‘m about 2/3 done on my #doublespin book
I did NOT get to read my #cbbc book but did mail it out to @Pogue last week
The Midnight Library was my #IRLBOOKCLUB read. I was the only one to ❤️ it. 🥲

Sresendez12 Just finished The Midnight Library this weekend and loved it! 2y
peanutnine The Midnight Library seems to have a lot of mixed reviews. I loved it. My IRL book club discusses it tomorrow and I'm curious to see how everyone liked it🤞🏻 2y
EliLiszt Are you open to receiving a free paperback in exchange for a review on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads? I published my novel in July 2020 and looking for some honest & constructive reviews by avid readers like yourself. Please email me if this is something that you‘re interested in at eliliszt39@gmail.com 2y
coffees I didn't think I'd like midnight library but I picked it up just to see and loved it 👍👍 2y
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This was a rather stressful week, I‘m shocked I actually completed 7 books. All 7 books were really good and I‘m LOVING both books I‘m in the middle of. #PeaceLoveHope Thank you to all who have reached out to check in on me and my family. Your prayers and good wishes are greatly appreciated ♥️🕊

LeahBergen I‘d say it‘s been a stressful week for you! Sending more ❤️❤️❤️. 2y
Cinfhen Thank you so much @LeahBergen 😘 2y
TrishB Thinking of you 😘 2y
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vivastory Thinking of you, hope you remain safe 2y
MicheleinPhilly You are the opposite of me - when I‘m stressed I can‘t read. Glad you had that to distract you and that you continue to remain safe. 😘 2y
squirrelbrain I‘ve been wondering about you today - hope you‘re doing OK. 😘 2y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @vivastory @squirrelbrain and @MicheleinPhilly I‘m actually shocked I was able to read all week. It‘s definitely better to read then allow my imagination/ anxiety get out of control... 2y
Billypar I'm glad you're still able read and cope with the anxiety after such a terrible week. I'm hoping for peace soon- will keep you in my prayers until then! 2y
Megabooks So glad you are able to read to distract yourself. Sending hugs! 2y
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 2y
Flaneurette So glad you are able to take your mind off things with some good books! I can‘t read at all when stressed 😩. Thinking of you and your family 2y
Cinfhen It‘s been surreal @Flaneurette @TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks @Billypar I‘m staying positive!! Thank you so much for your prayers and support 💕🕊Hoping for a quick resolution with no more loss of life 🙏🏻 2y
marleed I‘m so glad you can lose yourself in a book got just a bit. I keep thinking of you! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @marleed as I write this the iron dome is intercepting rockets above me / those booms are intense!! It was just reported that we should expect heavy bombardment tonight🥺 2y
Centique I‘m thinking about you every day my lovely friend and worrying about you. 💕💕 2y
Kalalalatja Stay safe, glad you have books to distract you ❤️ 2y
CarolynM 💕 2y
Cinfhen Luckily, we had a very quiet night 🙏🏼thanks for reaching out xxx @Kalalalatja @CarolynM @Centique and im thinking about #HisElderliness and hoping he‘s doing better 💚 2y
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What a wonderful week for reading!
Lots of GREAT books 😊❤️
My only dud ( and it wasn‘t terrible) was One, Two, Three and I wasn‘t overly impressed with the Woodson ( but that‘s because I‘m not much of a MG reader)
The others were all 4 & 5 star reads. I can‘t even pick a top 3 from the 6. Each book had its own special qualities.

squirrelbrain A fab week! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen It really was @squirrelbrain I feel like a few of these books have potential to make my BEST list of 2021 2y
TrishB Great week ♥️ 2y
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Megabooks Fantastic week! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks @TrishB I‘m starting the second week of May with a clean slate!! Now to decide what to read/ listen to next 😁 2y
BarbaraBB Fantastic week. The amount and the titles! 2y
Megabooks I‘m sure you have a lot of great choices! I just started Persist by Elizabeth Warren after finishing up my third McWhorter. The McW is great and available on hoopla (tagged). (And after an evening of improving a bit...I‘m back under the blankets. 👎🏻) 2y
TrishB @Megabooks my son is dropping big hints about the Warren book! 2y
Megabooks @TrishB I was just reading it while doing laundry (audiobook). I‘m a big Warren fan. I think she has a lot of commonsense ideas that are already normalized in other countries, and I hope she‘s able to get some through Congress while Biden is in office. The first section is about universal childcare, which seems like such an obvious thing to invest in, but it meets terrible resistance here. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Zadie Smith - liked a lot more than her fiction.
John Boyne - not my fave of his, clever though.
Simon Kernick- good start to a new series for me.
Angela Marsons- still great series.
Dave Ball- too many synths and too much name dropping.
V.E. Schwab - started last night and really enjoying so far.

BarbaraBB Productive week! 2y
squirrelbrain A great book week! I tried Addie LaRue on audio and didn‘t get on with it...maybe I should try it in print. 2y
AmyG @squirrelbrain There is alot of jumping back and forth in time. Perhaps an actual book would work better. It‘s a really good story. 2y
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Megabooks That‘s high praise for the Boyne. He has so many great books! 2y
Cinfhen Great week, Trish🙌🏻It looks like your reading MoJo is returning ❤️❤️❤️I enjoyed Addie @squirrelbrain and I can see why the audio was confusing if you weren‘t really following/listening intently 2y
Cathythoughts Great week 👏🏻👏🏻 👏🏻 2y
TrishB @BarbaraBB it definitely was 😁 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain I don‘t do audio as you know so I‘m not sure how it would transfer. I found it an entertaining quick read. 2y
TrishB @AmyG I thought so too 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Megabooks 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘ve been back in love with reading the last couple of weeks! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
Cinfhen Yay 😁 that makes me HAPPY 💕 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts thank you 😘 2y
squirrelbrain I‘ll wait until Addie LaRue is cheap on Kindle to try it again I think @AmyG @Cinfhen @TrishB 2y
AmyG @squirrelbrain I can send it to you when I am done if you‘d like. 2y
squirrelbrain Aw thank you @AmyG but I‘m in the UK. It would cost almost as much to post as it would for me to buy a copy! You‘re very sweet to offer though. 😘 2y
AmyG @squirrelbrain That is true! Oh well. 2y
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#bookreport & #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

- Loved the Liar‘s dictionary and was not a fan of the NK Jemisin, though that‘s not to say the writing wasn‘t good, just not for me...
- Enjoying my two current reads very much so far.....
- Hoping to start the #buddyread later this week 🤞

Cinfhen I couldn‘t get into my NK Jemisin either.... 2y
BarbaraBB Ooh you‘re starting The Group! I will next week! 2y
Kalalalatja I love the cover of Detransition, Baby 👌 2y
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Another great reading week although I still haven‘t picked up the one ARC I‘ve been “meaning” to, instead I listened to 2 #AudioArc(s) this week. I REALLY enjoyed The Wife Upstairs and thought the true crime #ARC was ok, nothing special. I LOVED listening to Amy Poehler and enjoyed Lot Six. In print I found both The Editor & Arctic Fury to be satisfying reads however The Lager Queen was a definite disappointment.

Hestapleton So glad you enjoyed Arctic Fury! It looked FASCINATING. 2y
Reviewsbylola So funny, I LOVED the true crime! 2y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TheRiehlDeal There are audiobook ARC's?! Didn't know they were a thing. On NetGalley? 2y
Cinfhen Yup @TheRiehlDeal !!! Check it out on #NetGalley 😁They started offering audiobooks last year 🎧💚 2y
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I had another great reading/ listening week 🤓🎧💕 December is a tricky month, as I won‘t start books that I‘m excited about because I‘m saving them for 2021 challenges. So I‘m excited that I found a few books not really on my #ReadingRadar that were surprise hits💗

TrishB Good week and cool graphic 👍🏻 2y
squirrelbrain It‘s always tricky trying to figure out what we‘re ‘allowed‘ to read in December isn‘t it?! 🤣 2y
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Librariana I always want to try and get all my current reads finished so I can start the new year nice and fresh 😊 But it seldom happens and I just keep on reading 😁 2y
Cinfhen #KeepOnReading is a GREAT motto @Librariana 🙌🏻❣️😘 2y
Kalalalatja Hooray for surprise hits! 🙌 2y
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#bookreport & #weeklyforecast together again, as it‘s not worth separating this poor showing! 😂🤦‍♀️

I‘ve basically lived at work this week, so reading time has been scarce.
Red, White and blue was cute, steamy and likable. I‘m not much of a romance reader, but the banter was fun, and it was a nice distraction😊👍

Enjoying my NetGalley which I hope to finish tomorrow on my day off....

Next up will be my #bookspin ...... whatever that may be!

Cinfhen Agreed Red, White and Royal Blue was steamy and fun!! I loved it 2y
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#bookreport and #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Loved the Harpy, enjoyed my re-read and Zoom bookclub for Twenty-One Truths about Love, and the audiobook of Lab Girl was good but not great.

Currently reading Such a Fun Age for another bookclub, and Addie Larue is a library hold that just became available 😊👍📚

Cinfhen I thought you might like The Harpy....it was very unsettling 2y
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My reading has been in the shitster, but that‘s ok....I‘m in family mode and it‘s all good ❤️🥰I did finish 2 books this week, both were good. I‘ve put Shadow King in hibernation and had to let The Eighth Life go. I don‘t expect to get much reading done next week but we‘ll see...

Bklover Hello my dear!!! Enjoy your family time!!!😘 2y
Lynnsoprano I totally get it. My brain is going in a million different directions. Just happy to be making connections here again. 2y
Cinfhen Hi 👋 @Bklover xxxxxxxx agreed @Lynnsoprano it‘s nice to check in on Litsy, even if I don‘t have much to report 😁❣️ 2y
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Lynnsoprano @Cinfhen I agree! Always my favorite place to be. 2y
saresmoore Family mode is so worth it! I hope it‘s rich and rewarding for you! ♥️ 2y
Cinfhen It‘s wonderful @saresmoore xxx 2y
TrishB Enjoy the family time ❤️❤️ xx 2y
Leftcoastzen Savor every moment, the books will wait!😀 2y
Cinfhen That‘s what I‘m doing @Leftcoastzen @TrishB and it‘s AMAZING 💜 2y
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#bookreport & #weeklyforecast

Not feeling it this week, so ended up mostly browsing cookbooks which always makes me feel better! Ina‘s new book is fab and The Shore was a surprise gift!

Finished my ARC of The Orchard, which sadly was disappointing...I think the comparisons to The Secret History set my expectations way too high!

Started Eileen which so far has a creepy noir-ish vibe....and next up are 2 #NetGalley titles that release soon 📚💕

Cinfhen I have The Harpy, too!! But I can‘t get into it ...and The Orchard was a bit of a dud 🙁 2y
KarenUK @cinfhen The Orchard has lots of rave reviews on goodreads... not sure what I was missing!?🤷‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen I know.... those reviews are fishy..... 2y
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#BookReport Part one
Here‘s the pile I attempted over the Holiday weekend
Made it to page 11 on Crimson 🤪not a good sign, but my concentration was shit all weekend
I‘m making progress with The Parisian...I like it, it‘s just a very dense read...LOTS OF WORDS!!!!! LITTLE action
I finished the other 3 but I honestly, don‘t know what I read...I didn‘t enjoy any of them ( but again, that‘s probably my own doing) My headspace isn‘t quite there🙄

Kalalalatja I can relate to the lack of reading focus. It sucks 👎 3y
Cathythoughts I hear you with the headspace ... my concentration is off all week ... So annoying! I hope you get back to your reading style soon & I hope we all do @Kalalalatja 3y
janeycanuck Crimson took me a while to get into but when it did... man, I was sucked in. Good luck! 3y
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Cinfhen SO MANY AWESOME PEOPLE LOVE crimson @janeycanuck I just need to settle into it! I‘m just in a bit of a reading funk 🥺 3y
Cinfhen I didn‘t even attempt to read or listen to anything yesterday @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja but it felt alright to just sit one out!!! 3y
Reviewsbylola Put Crimson aside until you‘re ready for it. ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @Reviewsbylola xxx loving the new photo and hair color ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3y
Reviewsbylola Thank you 🥰 I added a lot of grey/silver to my hair but it looks blonde. 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 3y
Cinfhen I really like it @Reviewsbylola what do the girls think??? And I mean ALL OF THEM....Sisters, daughters & mom!!! 3y
Reviewsbylola Meredith loves it. I haven‘t gotten much feedback from anyone else. 😂 Genevieve has asked me a few times why I want gray hair. Hahahahahaha 3y
Cinfhen I love when kids keep it real @Reviewsbylola 😜 3y
Reviewsbylola They do an amazing job. Florence told me tonight that brian has no style. Unfortunately for her he overheard. 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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I had an ok reading week but I really enjoyed 3 of the books.
Sea Wife, Unseen World and Death of Vivek Oji were all really good.

BookBridget What is Sea Wife about? Mystery? 3y
Cinfhen It‘s about a married couple with 2 young kids, who decide to sail around the world for a year but things go off course very quickly. It‘s an interesting look at marriage, obligations and expectations. I really liked it @BookBridget 3y
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A pretty good week: Finished “Home Before Dark,” ⭐⭐⭐⭐ & “Dreamland,” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.

48% into “A Song Below Water.”

And I just started “Final Girls” and “Once Upon a Wine” today.


Cinfhen Woohoo!!! You‘re right on track ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3y
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I finished all three of my current reads over the last two days!

“P.S. I Like You-”⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” ⭐⭐

“Sweet Black Waves”⭐⭐⭐⭐


Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🙌🏻💕 what didn‘t you enjoy about 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen I really enjoyed the beginning, but started to lose interest around 31%. For me, the pacing was off and I had a hard time connecting with the characters and story. I did like the audiobook narrator though, she was brilliant. 3y
Cinfhen That‘s interesting/ because I remember not liking the book too much in the beginning and then at about the same point ( 35%) I started to fall for the characters. Glad you enjoyed the narration 🧡 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen That is interesting! 3y
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#bookreport I enjoyed my books much more this week - Sweetbitter and Hamnet were both great - and then we went back into lockdown which was a curveball to the head 😱 - but the sun came out and I finally got back in the game and read Go Tell It On The Mountain. A deserved classic that‘s not so much enjoyable as eye opening and powerful. Hopefully the unexpected outbreak has been ringfenced and lockdown will end in 2 weeks.

batsy How are you doing? I was reading about NZ reverting to lockdown again. Is it pretty much as strict a lockdown as it was before? 3y
Centique @batsy I‘m doing well thanks Suba 😊 It‘s not as strict a lockdown, just level 3 - so you can get contactless pick ups if you online order from cafes and shops - but even so, we‘re having less compliance with it. Rumours and conspiracies run amuck 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
Cinfhen I‘m so curious about the O‘Farrell .....I haven‘t done well with her in the past but the HF angle has my interest peaked 3y
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Cinfhen As far as lockdown goes that sucks! Israel went through a second wave, but it didn‘t seem to really slow people down...it‘s very difficult to herd the masses a second time. The outbreak seemed to be around the teenagers/ young adults. I can‘t believe we‘re still talking about Corona in August. It‘s so surreal 3y
Cinfhen Hope #HisElderliness is well xxx 3y
Centique @Cinfhen I thoroughly enjoyed it but it wasn‘t quite the Madeleine Miller level of historical fiction - a little heavy handed IMO. So I don‘t know how you‘ll find it - will be interested to find out! 3y
Centique @Cinfhen you‘re so right that it‘s harder to herd the masses this time around. Just got to do the best we can and not get too angered about it all. #hiselderliness is good thanks - he‘s got plenty of food but he‘ll run out of books soon - I‘m hoping the library opens for kerbside collection sometime soon 🤞 3y
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re all well & keeping sane & safe ♥️♥️♥️ I think I‘m gonna #BorrowNotBuy Hamnet 😁 3y
batsy @Centique That's good to know, P! I know, if some measure of lockdown were to be imposed here again the compliance level will not be great :/ Take care ❤️ 3y
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Well, I genuinely thought I hadn‘t had much time to read this week..... although I think I was already partway through 4 of these at the beginning of the week.

Not doing too badly on the challenges either, and a bit of #doubledipping going on this week too.

All good reads too, with only This Mournable Body being a bit of a slog.

TrishB Looks like a great week to me 👍🏻 3y
Cinfhen Impressive 🙌🏻💕How was the new Daisy Johnson 3y
Cinfhen I just checked out your review of Sisters xx 3y
BarbaraBB Such a great week!! 3y
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I don‘t think I‘ll finish either book today so here‘s my #BookReport ~ August 9-15
Two went into #hibernation 🐻
Two #InProgress
Five read...loved the Adam Rippon audio and really enjoyed The Dutch House on audio 🎧

emilyhaldi Oh I also loooooved Warlight!!! But it's a very quiet, slow-burn of a book so I can understand why it's in hibernation 😊 3y
megnews I love the description “hibernation.” This happens to me often and I never had a description for it. Thanks! 3y
TrishB Good week 😘 3y
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Cinfhen It‘s a great term @megnews but I think @julesG first used it ♥️🐻🙌🏻 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @emilyhaldi ❤️I will definitely be revisiting Warlight and I‘m hoping to start Beautiful Ruins later this week 🤞🏼 3y
Cinfhen Slower than other weeks @TrishB but that‘s because I did watch some Netflix and I got lost on YouTube watching Adam Rippon and half the US skating team 3y
julesG Thanks! Yes, I took that term from my knitting projects and adopted it for reading. @megnews 3y
TrishB It‘s still a pretty impressive read pile 😁 3y
Kalalalatja What do you think of Swimg Time so far? 3y
Cinfhen I‘m liking it @Kalalalatja / it‘s my first Zaide Smith ... it‘s just when I put it down I‘m not thinking about it. 3y
Daisey This looks like quite an interesting reading week. 3y
Cinfhen Ha; it was @Daisey Thanks to #BookSpinBingoAugust it really shakes up my reading week😁 (edited) 3y
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#BookReport July 12- 18
First time I have NOTHING in progress!
I had a great week and my hands down favorite was Hidden Valley Road 🤯True Crime Addict was surprisingly good.
Big decisions as to what book and audio to start tomorrow 🤔

KarenUK Great week again! 😘💕 3y
TrishB I started a new one tonight and it‘s a bit meh....will sleep on it. Great week again 👍🏻 3y
kspenmoll Fabulous!!! 3y
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#BookReport—finished 2 this week:
👩🏼White Fragility (excellent)
🔥I‘d Give Anything (not as good as the Love Walked In books, but still good)

And I‘m on vacation this week and next, so the #WeeklyForecast is abundant!
🐘I Think You‘re Wrong
🗺Where the Lost Wander
🔍Agatha Christies on 🎧 for the road trip
🌎Between the World & Me (re-read for a new book group)
🚶🏽‍♀️When I Walk Through That Door, I Am (poetry)
🚪Ten Thousand Doors of January

Cinfhen Woohoo for#RoadTrip and #Vacay 🥳🥳🥳 3y
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Pale Rider #nonfictionnerds
Redhead by the Side of the Road #irlbookgroup
Stakes is High #blacklivesmatter #arc

Cleopatra #buddyread
Other People‘s Pets #arc
Jubilee #supportdiverseauthors

Let the People Pick the President #arc

It‘s been a good week for reading. Of course, two books were under 200 pages!

#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Cinfhen Great week 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts I was wondering about Red Head ... just looked up your review! Sounds like a good palate cleanser as you say ❤️👍🏻 3y
eraderneely Hubs and I both liked Let the People... AND we get to vote on it this fall in Colorado 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks, my friend. 💕 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Yeah, I enjoyed it for what it was. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @eraderneely Thanks—I think I picked it up on NetGalley after reading a review here. It‘s such an important issue! 3y
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#BookReport June 21 - June 27
How is it almost the end of June???
Another good reading/ listening week 📚🎧 I bailed on the David Mitchell ARC....Just wasn‘t my thing and I couldn‘t make it through Paul Beatty‘s satire The Sellout☹️I really LOVED Claire Lombardo‘s debut The Most Fun, it was a full bodied family saga♥️Around The World disappointed and the others were good, not great.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow—so many awesome picks! 3y
Megabooks I DNFed the sellout too. 3y
rockpools Awesome! 3y
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DGRachel Great week! 3y
squirrelbrain Great week! 👍❤️ 3y
Cinfhen I was loving the prologue @Megabooks but by the time I got to chapter 3, I had enough 3y
Cinfhen It was a great week @squirrelbrain @DGRachel @RachelO @BarbaraTheBibliophage and I actually read with both my kindle and a good old fashioned paperback this week!!! 3y
TrishB A great week 👍🏻 3y
CarolynM I didn't make it past chapter 2 of The Sellout☹️ 3y
Cinfhen So you were smarter than I was @CarolynM I held on for too long 3y
Cathythoughts Nice work ❤️👍🏻I‘m looking forward to the next Claire Lombardo 3y
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Finished “The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes.”- ⭐⭐ I did read a large chunk of it in four days, but was disappointed overall.

Started “The Girl Who Smiled Beads” on audiobook-very engrossing so far.

Also started and bailed on my June #bookspin-another #kindlebacklog title that couldn‘t keep my interest.


Cinfhen Oh, I‘m glad Beads is good so far. Does the author read the audiobook?? 3y
Cinfhen Oh, wait I see the print....read by someone else 🤪 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen I think the author might read a few chapters here and there... The narrator is pretty good, but I am interested in hearing the author read her own words. 3y
Cinfhen I agree, memoirs are usually best when read by the author...although sometimes a “professional” can add to intensity and make the words come alive( especially if it‘s nonfiction material) 3y
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Another good reading week thanks to my audiobook addiction 🎧💖
I adored The Henna Artist and was really drawn to Mikel Jollett‘s personal story.
The anthology and YA memoir were good the others were ok, I‘d say they all fall under #BorrowNotBuy
I bailed on an ARC and my #DoubleSpin
I‘m debating putting Blackbird in #Hibernation and I‘ve removed In Extremis from #Hibernation
Utopia Avenue is weird ~ not feeling it
Nearly done Patience

TrishB I‘m desperate to read Utopia Avenue!! Sad you‘re not feeling it! 3y
marleed I read The Henna Artist as required Reese reading in May and A burning as assigned by Jenna for June. So fun to have a 2-month armchair visit to India! 3y
Jennifer3 I loved A Place for Us but it was a challenging read to get through to finally arrive at the pay off in the end. So I completely understand the bail! 3y
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Cinfhen I‘ve only bailed on David Mitchell before @TrishB but I thought this one would be different...I wish I could share my ARC with you 3y
Cinfhen I chose A Burning for my BOTM @marleed but I haven‘t gotten it yet...did u prefer one book over the other??? 3y
Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll try another time @Jennifer3 because I know it‘s gotten so much love 3y
marleed Oh, honestly their only similarity is that they are both set in India. I liked both quite a bit. A Burning is also different than our current situation, but the movement of lives matter is very strong and gives the book a very current vibe. (edited) 3y
Cinfhen @marleed I‘m looking forward to 3y
marleed @Cinfhen I can‘t wait for your review! And if I respond hopefully I‘ll review my response for the proper use of the word ‘their‘ - geesh! 3y
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#BookReport May 17-23
I had a good week
I didn‘t realize I completed so many books
I LOVED Something Beautiful Happened ( review to follow)
Making progress on my challenges

Sace Wow! You had a great week! 3y
MsMelissa Holy cow that‘s a lot of books for one week! Nice job. 3y
Cinfhen 3 of the books were near compilation from the week before @Sace @Book_Fiend_Melissa and the Moomins was less than 50 pages😉 3y
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squirrelbrain Great week - so many books! 📚 3y
BarbaraBB Looking forward to that review! 3y
DGRachel That is a good week! 3y
Megabooks I love Delicious Foods!! 3y
Megabooks Also great week!!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm GREAT progress on your challenges! 💪 3y
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This past week has been a great one for audio. I finished one, listened to a second in its entirety, and started a third. I also actually cracked Twenty Years After open again, and read a couple chapters. I didn‘t quite make a short story per day of Berlin Noir, but I read several, and I‘ll make my Dune page goal by the end of the day. So, overall, I‘m pleased with this week‘s #bookreport. 🥳

Cinfhen Yay!!!! 3y
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