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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards for specific projects, and choosing a yarn size.
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MaleficentBookDragon
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We'll see how many times this pic changes before July 2nd.
#bookspin #doublespin
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TheAromaofBooks A good base to start with 😂 5d
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MaleficentBookDragon
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My May #bookspin and #doublespin picks.
Both are categories, so I can mood read a little. 🙂
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My April #bookspin and #doublespin books.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Just under the wire is my April #Bookspin and #Doublespin list.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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MeganAnn
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Here‘s my April #bookspin list.

Spots for #roll100 #authoramonth #lmpbc and #pemberlittens reads. Filled in the rest with categories, a few titles and the continuation of my reread of the Hollows series. March has not been a great reading month so I‘m hoping April will be better.

WJCintron I LOVE your handwriting!!! Great list!! 😃 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Here are my March #BOOKSPIN and #DOUBLESPIN selections.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
myellenbee The Devotion of Suspect X is on my wish list! 4mo
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Karons1
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My March bingo list 20 books 📚 😆#Bookspinbingo #doublespin #bookspinbingocard
Bookspin 19- The Balkan Triologys by Olivia manning 🙈it‘s a mammoth 🦣 read ! Better get started . Double spin 3. Siege & Storm (shadow & bone book 2) phew 😅I‘d need something light ! Funnily enough both sort of war based ! Happy reading 📖 folks

Karons1 @Mitch are you going to play ?😀 4mo
Mitch @Karons1 im such a mood read I don‘t think I‘d stick to the rules! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Glad to have you along!!! I added you to the tag list!! 4mo
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Bookjunkie57
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I think the second day of the month is becoming my favorite. My #Bookspin just happens to be the book I wanted to read next and my #DoubleSpin could be anything. I look forward to seeing what March reading will bring.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 4mo
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IndoorDame
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My #BookSpin this month is the #ChildrensClassicRead book and my #DoubleSpin is from my list for #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime so both those should be a lot of fun!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
TheBookHippie Pooh!!! 💙🐻 4mo
Johanna414 I really loved Show Me a Sign! 4mo
IndoorDame @Johanna414 awesome! I‘m really excited for that one! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Good morning, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is NINETEEN!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is THREE!! 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 ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) (semi) permanent tag list!! (I will post a final comment when I finish posting tags.)

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!! ⬇ 4mo
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 ⬇ 4mo
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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 ⬇ 4mo
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!!! 4mo
claudiuo Thank you so much! Just what I was thinking about!
[Edit] Earlier when I posted I was just happy that we have the numbers, this is really the highlight of each month's beginning for me. Now that I actually had a chance to look at the books behind these numbers... Wow! Both are books I started way back and read on and off, only a couple chapters left in each. Oh, the serendipity! The Beekeeper's Apprentice and The Stone Sky!
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Librarybelle Yay! I have Death in Bloom and Magick & Mayhem! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @laurelchandler @Read-y_Picker @kimberlone @AllDebooks @paperwitchs @hes7

That is the entire tag list!! If you haven't been tagged and wish to be (or have been tagged and want to not be haha) please just let me know!!
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mollyrotondo Yayyy! Thank you! Mine are Black Chalk and Our Darkest Night! 4mo
Liz_M Yes!!!!! 4mo
mrsmarch I sat down to have a muffin and coffee before starting the morning and saw I was tagged by you in a post and literally exclaimed, “Oooo!” Thank you for brightening my day! 4mo
sprainedbrain I actually sort of love that my BookSpin and doublespin are both books I probably would have otherwise sacrificed if I had to cut some. I will read them for sure now! 4mo
jimfields3 Will you please tag me going forward? I‘m committed to participating. 😇 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @mrsmarch - ❤❤❤ 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yay!!!! Mine are the next Sandman book and the next Caitlin Doughty! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @jimfields3 - Absolutely!!! I added you to the list!! 4mo
rockpools If I didn‘t know better, I‘d think you‘d done that deliberately! For my bookspin, I‘ll be reading something that I‘m not sure is my thing: I‘ll be finishing The Books of Jacob. It‘s a HUGE chunkster, so all of my free spaces will probably be filled by this one as well! My doublespin will be the 3rd book from the left on the International Booker Prize longlist when it‘s published next week. 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick One Summer in Santorini that's been on my Kindle since July 2020 and Split-Second Courage, by a local author who my niece helps with social media & video editing. 4mo
Kangaj1 The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle and The Survivors! 4mo
AllDebooks Yes 🙌 I've got a Margaret Atwood (Hagseed) #daymade 4mo
IamIamIam Whoo hoo! I've got The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley (BS) and Pygmy by Palahniuk (DS). 😁 4mo
Sargar114 I‘m so excited because I finally have an overlap with a buddy read! My Bookspin is Our Violent Ends (buddy read, yay) and my doublespin is The Vanishing Half 4mo
staci.reads BS is tagged and DS is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Excited for these! 4mo
Suet624 Yippee! I get to read Sinead O‘Connors‘s new book. 4mo
MeganAnn I guess I‘m reading middle grade books this month as both my bookspin and doublespin ended up being the two spots I wrote down for MG choices! 😆 What are the odds?! 4mo
CaitZ Mine are Murder in an Irish Village and Nefertiti 4mo
marleed I prioritize but BS and DS every month with a typical goal to read all 20 books on my list. I include some new library holds hoping they‘ll drop while allowing my eyes to wonder from my own damn shelves. This is the first time both BS and DS are new and unowned books! BS - The Club. DS - One Night on the Island 4mo
CSeydel Thank you thank you! My bookspin is Ten Women by Marcela Serrano, and DS is Between Shades of Grey by Ruth Sepetys. Can‘t wait! 4mo
robinb Yay!! I've got Skyhunter and Sworn to Silence! Thanks Sarah! 4mo
Kdgordon88 BookSpin is Murder on St Mark‘s Place and DoubleSpin is 4mo
vlwelser My bookspin is a rando Netgalley backlog. And my doublespin is this which overlaps with #authoramonth 4mo
BarbaraJean Woohoo!! My #BookSpin (tagged) is from my physical TBR and is on my list for #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime, and my #DoubleSpin (The Crossover by Kwame Alexander) is from my #NewYearWhoDis list. 😊 4mo
BarbaraJean @MeganAnn I love that both yours ended up being middle grade books… it is Middle Grade March, after all! 4mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 4mo
ozma.of.oz Yay! 4mo
Bookzombie My BS is Bridge to Terabithia and my DS is Bellweather Rhapsody. 🙂 4mo
AshleyHoss820 Nice!! My BookSpin is a GoodReads TBR and my Double BookSpin is a 1,001 book (A-H)! When I make my choices I‘ll make a post! 😊 I‘m still plugging away on February‘s Double BookSpin. 4mo
Singout Thank you! Mine is Wife of the Gods, a Ghanaian book I can use for both #ReadingAfrica2022 and #Booked2022 religion. 4mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks My BS is Verity by Colleen Hoover and my DS is Daisy Jones & the Six by TJR. 4mo
coffees I got lucky again 😂 a graphic novel and manga of my choice 😎 4mo
i.besteph Hi! Can you please tag me too in the bookspin posts? Thanks 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @i.besteph - Sorry about that!!! I updated your username by taking out the extra dot, but somehow didn't change the stef to steph!!! I think it should be fixed now!! 4mo
i.besteph @TheAromaofBooks oh hahaha thanks for that! Sorry for the inconvenience 😅 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @i.besteph - No worries, you totally told me your username changed, I just didn't read it right 😂 We're on the right course now!! 4mo
i.besteph @TheAromaofBooks awesome! Tysm 🥰♥️ 4mo
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sarahbellum
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March #bookspin plans

I jumped down to books 201-220 on my GR TBR list for these selections. Even though bingos are highly unlikely for me (I read too slowly!), compiling these lists are shedding a light on forgotten books and getting me to read more off my TBR 🙌

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MaleficentBookDragon
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My #bookspin list for Feb.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Lesanne
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Since most of my books are still in boxes from moving I had to dig deep into my Kindle library to round out the list! Ready for #BookSpin and #Doublespin!!
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And I know the pain of having books packed away!!! Hopefully they can emerge soon!! 6mo
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Cinfhen
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Looking forward to my #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin books for December @TheAromaofBooks ♥️🎉📚
And someone is looking forward to bath-time 🐶🐾😉

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! And hopefully yours enjoys baths more than mine. Paisley always stands in the tub with that “I know you're going to murder me but what can I do“ look in her eyes! 😂 7mo
Cinfhen This little guy LOVES bath-time @TheAromaofBooks 7mo
TrishB Sansa loves baths too ♥️ 7mo
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Cinfhen ♥️ @TrishB 7mo
Cathythoughts Someone is adorable 🥰 7mo
AlaMich I love how you captured the tail mid-wag! 😂 7mo
Cinfhen He‘s the sweetest pup @Cathythoughts he belongs to my daughter @AlaMich who caught the tail wag 😁 7mo
Megabooks Herzy!! 💜💜💜 7mo
Cinfhen He‘s the sweetest @Megabooks how‘s Miss Molly?? 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen she‘s good! It‘s sunny here today, so she‘s really enjoying that. My little outdoor girl 💜💜 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Here is my festive #bookspin list for December.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
Mskt6891 Love how this looks! What app did you use to create it, if you don't mind me asking? 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Mskt6891 Thanks. I did it in Photoshop. 7mo
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Scochrane26
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My #bookspin list for December. I had to think about #wintergames & my library holds before writing my list. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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BarbaraJean
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December #BookSpin list! I have a “clear the decks” approach, with lots of series I‘d like to make progress in/finish (plus my usual poetry & book club picks). I usually try to weight the list toward TBRs on my physical shelves, but I‘ll be out of town the last half of the month, so I have maybe half the list as eBooks I can grab from the library. I‘ll see which series the BookSpin fairy picks for me…and whether I‘ll get an elusive #BookSpinBingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Sorry I've been MIA. Two of my three person staff had quit and I was training their replacements. Plus, I started a second graduate class this week. I've been a bit overwhelmed.
As a mental break I made my November #Bookspin collage. I think it's a nice mix of cozy and thrilling. 😊
I reserve the right to change some books out depending on my Halloween swaps at the end of the month.
@thearomaofbooks.

Chrissyreadit Oh !! That is busy! Love your collage! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Hopefully life calms down soon!! 8mo
Avanders Wow!! You have a lot on your plate … hope you find some real down time this coming week! 🙏🏽🙏🏽♥️ 8mo
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