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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Initial proposed list for #Booked2022 #Summer
#13-include a recipe: The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
#14-set in Canada: The Matchmaker‘s List
#15-involves exploration: The Arctic Fury
#16-about sisters: The Once and Future Witches
#17-New in 2022: Sloth Sleeps Over
#18-set in an inn, lodge, or hotel: Jamaica Inn

Cinfhen I like that your mixing lots of genres 😁💕📚 3w
DGRachel @Cinfhen I don‘t think I could fill all the prompts with just one or even just my favorite genres, but I did try to pick ones that I thought I had a reasonable chance of enjoying. 🤓 3w
Cinfhen I just read so “vanilla”, it‘s either literary fiction of NF/ memoir - I don‘t mix it up much 3w
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DGRachel @Cinfhen The two you read most are the two I avoid like the plague. I‘ll do memoir via audiobook but otherwise, no thank you. 🤣🤣🤣 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage More great ideas! 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Roaring is #15 on my #bookspinbingo, which doesn't take me anywhere near a bingo line I'd want 😂😂

October Fun | Eileen Spinelli
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4th Week of October
book #13-Lobizona -976 points
Book#14-GraveDance-976 points
Book#15-American Vampire-96 points
Book#17-The Troop-1,116
5 episodes of The Originals 25 points+1 (Litsy post)=26
1 movie Young Frankenstein 5+1 (Litsy post)=6
Bingos 320 points +6 (Litsy posts)=326 points
Total-4,759 + 15,960 (previous weeks=
20,719 points #TeamHendrix
Thank you @Staycurious for this fun month, until next year🧙🏼‍♀️🖤👻

StayCurious You're so amazing! 1mo
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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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Next book #15

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Starting this today. Hope it's better than the last book I read.
#BookSpin #15

TheAromaofBooks Good luck!!! 3mo
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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My#15 pick for September #DoubleSpin!😁


PhyllisH Ooh, that one is in my Kindle library. Let me know if you like it. (edited) 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Spinning Out | R. T. Martin
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Good morning, everyone! Sorry I am running late!!! Life is crazy but I have today off so maybe I can actually catch up on some things?? Fortuitous timing since it meant I could devote myself to #BookSpin 😂

The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is THIRTEEN!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is FIFTEEN!! I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at everyone's lists & am really looking forward to seeing your reviews! ⬇

TheAromaofBooks My next post will be the #BookSpinBingo card!!!

Just a few quick housekeeping items that I would really appreciate if you would take a moment to read!! I know I'm rambly so sorry!! (for you regulars, these haven't changed since last month haha) ⬇
TheAromaofBooks 1 - Remember, this is a no-pressure challenge!! You can read one or both of these books. You can bail on them. You can bail on the whole challenge and try again next month. Whatever works!! This is supposed to be fun not stressful!! If you can't remember exactly how this challenge works, please check out my master post here https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1989556 or just ask!! ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks 2 - I am planning to have a giveaway at the end of the year. Entries are reviews of #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin books, but I will only know about them if you tag me, so please tag me whenever you read & review your book for the month. DNFs count! The goal for #BookSpin is to get a book off your TBR, so if you decide not to finish it, it's still off the list, so tag me & tell me why you bailed. ⬇ 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks 3 - I am tagging everyone who posted a list THIS MONTH (my tag list changes every month!!), so if you posted a list & you do not get tagged here, please let me know! It means I either accidentally missed your original #BookSpin post OR I wrote down your username wrong. Either way, I'm really sorry. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge, so if I missed you it was entirely by mistake - just let me know!! ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks 4 - If you do not finish your #BookSpin/#DoubleSpin book this month it is STILL ELIGIBLE for a giveaway entry as long as you complete it sometime in 2021!! Whenever you review it, just tag me as usual be sure to let me know which month it is for - there is a maximum of 2 entries per month, so if you don't let me know it's for a different month, it may not count. ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks 5 & final - While I don't have time to reply to all of the comments to this post, I do read every one and love seeing which books got picked for you!! I do respond to any direct questions or confusion, so please feel free to ask away if something doesn't make sense or you need some clarifications. Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm, and happy reading!!! 3mo
claudiuo Yay! Woke up early and kept checking for the announcement, Thank you so much! Now I need to actually find the BookSpins books 😁 3mo
Sargar114 Absolutely never late! Especially when it‘s something this fun, just delaying gratification 🤣😂🤣😂. Really excited for my doublespin (tagged) and bookspin is How Lucky 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Ooh! It's Behave & Saturday... some nonfiction and some literary fiction... excellent! 3mo
Liz_M Yes! Not that I've been obsessively refreshing or anything. Great start to a Thursday. 🤗 3mo
JamieArc Checking for this always helps me wake up 😊 3mo
DrexEdit Omg! Two of my longest! What are the odds!? 🤣🤣 3mo
HeyT I'm dying I was fingers crossed the whole of last month hoping this month would land on 14 lol. SO CLOSE! (14 is my shortest book) 3mo
BookDadGirlDad I was excited to see what popped up. One Agatha Christie and a new author. That'll work. 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yay! I‘ve already almost finished mine which is 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Little Red Riding Hood & an undetermined book about indigenous people. Maybe that ends up being a kid's book... who knows! 😁 3mo
megnews 13 & 15 are both buddy reads! The Woman in the Photo with @Librarybelle & the #literarycrew and then @TheBookHippie & #sundaybuddyread 3mo
Lcsmcat Bookspin is tagged, and double spin is Nemesis by Roth. 🤞🏻I get to both this month! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @HeyT - The BookSpin fates are here to ALMOST give you what you want! 😂 3mo
wideeyedreader I‘m so glad—my bookspin is one I‘m already planning on reading and my doublespin is short! 3mo
HeyT @TheAromaofBooks I‘m just happy it wasn‘t a chunkster this month. 3mo
AmyG Yay! So lovely to wake up to this. My book is 3mo
IamIamIam Thanks for remembering me, Sarah! My bookspin is Beartown & my double spin is 3mo
Jinjer Thank you!!! I have a day off today, too! I have several unwanted tasks to do,but first time on the porch with coffee, cat, and bookspin / bookbingo! Priorities! Thanks again and have a great day off! 3mo
Julsmarshall Thank you! 3mo
Jinjer @DrexEdit ha ha always my biggest fear. Good luck! 3mo
UnidragonFrag Noice! #13 is The Hollow Places and #15 is 3mo
Kdgordon88 Oh happy day! BookSpin is Love & Olives DoubleSpin is 3mo
MehoLovesReading 13. Red Queen and 15. 3mo
BarkingMadRun Double bookspin is 3mo
dimedgirl Super happy with the spins, thank goodness they are both relatively easy ☺️ ✨I got Rent a Boyfriend and 3mo
marleed Ohh, so exited two books I really want to read this month. BS = Any Way the Wind Blows. DS = Once There Were Wolves. I deliberately held out on the latter because it gave me cooler weather vibes - but right now anything less than 90s will suffice! 3mo
Singout Yay, The Innocents! One I‘ve already started but dropped by an excellent Canadian novelist. 3mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Yay!!! My bookspin book is tagged and my double spin book is “The Collector!” I am pumped! 3mo
CaitZ Mine are West with the Giraffe and an ARC In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers 3mo
RainyDayReading The Great Influenza and Murder by Candlelight! Both are non-fiction which means I should fly through them! So glad #bookspin decided to be kind to me this month 🤣 3mo
Zuhkeeyah Yay! Bookspin is The Heart Principle which I just got from the library and am ridiculously excited to read 😎 (edited) 3mo
Traci1 @WJCintron the bookspin and doubledpin numbers. 🙂 3mo
WJCintron 🙏 @Traci1 😃 Thanks again! You've been amazing!! 🤗 3mo
EadieB @MariSands Read these books that are #13 and #15 on your list and write a review and tag @TheAromaofBooks to enter her contest. This page explains about the contest (edited) 3mo
staci.reads Excited to pick up this 2nd book in The 5th Season trilogy! My doublespin is Grapes of Wrath 😳 3mo
Ash.on.the.line Got some good ones this month! A curse so dark and lonely and moonlight sins 3mo
Librarybelle Mine is The Real Valkyrie and Noble Ambitions! 3mo
Tera66 💙 3mo
CarolynM Thanks Sarah🤗 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @SusanOrnelas65 - Here are the September numbers!!! 3mo
DieAReader @TheAromaofBooks I‘d like to bow out gracefully for the duration of 2021. I‘ll try again & look forward to it in January 2022. 💜💜💜 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @DieAReader - No worries!!! Happy to have you back whenever you decide this challenge will work for you again!! 3mo
triplem80 @TheAromaofBooks I totally forgot to tag you when I posted my list, but I'm definitely in again! 2mo
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A Book of Spinning Wheels | Joan Whittaker Cummer
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Hello Sarah! Here is my September #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

To be extra tricky I will have the numbering start in bottom right-hand corner and go back and forth. So:
#1 Dinner Party
#5 Bryan Cranston
#6 enchanted
#10 southern journey
#11 the evenings
#15 silence
#16 Wool
#20 Fourteen

And so forth.

I will have five free spaces on my bingo card.

Thanks for doing this! I‘m excited to read any and all of these books!

TheAromaofBooks Looks great!!! 3mo
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Book #15: “Black Power” by Richard Wright

In honesty, I struggled with this book. Wright was a product of his time and very dismissive of indigenous African cultures. He portrayed all Africans as naïve, transparent, superstitious, and in desperate need of modernization (though he does reflect on this Western perspective a few times. Worth reading for the history and criticisms of colonization. As always, Wright was a powerful writer.