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TheWolfbehindTheEyes
Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Bailedbailed

@hannah-leeloo

@CymbaX13 you turn

#20 things about me

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Karons1
Zorrie | Laird Hunt
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Have you ever started a book 📖 thinking 🤔 Il just do a few pages and an hour later your still there ?😂 #bookspinbingo #20 #marchbingo. This great little book was recommended to be by the wonderful people at Mr B‘s book emporium in bath , my friend and I had the book doctor meeting which is dangerous ! You could end up buying the shop 😆

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Karons1
Spinning | Tillie Walden
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin #doublespin
So I‘m attempting 2 lines in March 😀 #20 Zorrie by laird Kent #doublespin17 my name is Lucy barton . 14.small things like these.2.the dance tree.21.tomorrow.8.court of t&r 11.take my hand. 18.just kids.5. The inseparables. Good luck 🤞 everyone and thank you ☺️ @TheAromaofBooks love ❤️ our monthly book bingos 😍

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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AkashaVampie
Untitled | Unknown
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March TBR

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn #20 #BookSpin
The Witchery by S. Isabelle #17 #DoubleSpin
The Duff by Kody Keplinger #YA #NWC
Demon Ember by Becca Vincenza & M.J. Haag #Zombie #PLC

I am still working on Wishtress from last month. Got about 3 hrs left. Hoping to get it done today.

@TheAromaofBooks @ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Is Litsy attempting to sabotage #BookSpin?? This is the second month in a row that the site has been down on the morning of the 2nd! 😂 But here are, finally, March's numbers!! #BookSpin is TWENTY and #DoubleSpin is SEVENTEEN!!!

My next post will be the #BookSpinBingo card. I am NOT tagging anyone on that post!! If you want to bingo, please just check my profile for the card. This saves me having to double tag everyone/keep track of who wants ⬇

TheAromaofBooks to bingo and who doesn‘t!!

I use the same tag list for the entire year, so if you would like to be added or removed, please just let me know. It takes me a while to tag everyone (there are over 200 of you!!!) so I will add “FINISHED” to the last tag batch so you know whether or not I missed you. If I did, it was completely inadvertent. Sometimes I just spell someone‘s username wrong.


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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Below are a few housekeeping items that I post every month INCLUDING the link to the 2023 Google Form where you can track your entries for the end-of-the-year giveaway!! As always, my 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.

Odds & Ends Below!!
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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!! ⬇ 3w
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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 2023 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/GEr6BBnRebECsk8V9 - You can use this Form two different ways: You can update it throughout the year OR you can wait and fill in ⬇ (edited) 3w
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 ⬇ 3w
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!!

3. 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!!

4. 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!!

5. 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 2023!! 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 6. 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!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks 7 & 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!!! 3w
Bookwormjillk I thought it was down for last month too, but wasn‘t sure if I imagined that. 3w
BookishMadHatter Awesome, thanks so much @TheAromaofBooks My picks this month are Lunatic by Onley James and Gin and Daggers by Donald Bain & Jessica Fletcher (yay Murder, She Wrote lol) 3w
AmyG Hooray!!!! Thank you! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - It's mostly funny because I'm on Litsy at more or less the same time every morning because I am a creature of very strong habits, so it was definitely down last month and this month, but I don't remember it happening any time in between 😂 So it MUST be personal! 😆 3w
BarkingMadRead Hooray! I‘m all caught up for January and February, and my books for March are Nancy Drew and Mad Honey! 3w
Lcsmcat It‘s all of us obsessively checking to see if you‘ve posted the numbers yet making Litsy crash from the heavy traffic. 😂 Thanks for pushing through. 3w
Read-y_Picker @Lcsmcat My first thought as well lol! 3w
Allylu Ooh! My #BS is Three Keys by Kelly Yang, book 2 in her Front Desk series - a middle grade that I‘m looking forward to reading. My #DS is Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano which I am reading right now! #BookSpin Day is so exciting at our house!! Thank you, Sarah! 🥳📚💕🎶 3w
claudiuo Same here @Lcsmcat 😎 Thank you so much for posting the numbers, both my picks are books I meant to read since early last year. Thank you! 3w
TheSpineView IK! I kept thinking is was my phone. Then my hubby, my tech support guy, said he thought the sight was down. 3w
Eggs Thanks Sarah❤️ #Bookspin is War Stories by Gordon Korman, and #Doublespin is Float Plan by Trish Doller 😊 3w
bookandbedandtea Thanks for persevering, Sarah! 😁 3w
Elizabeth2 Ha! The universe is trying to tell me something. #20 & #17 are from the same series - the Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor, and the double spin from February was too (and I didn't get to it because my library didn't have the next in the series available). I guess I need to make that series a priority this month. :) Thanks for all your efforts in putting together this challenge! 3w
BarbaraJean BookSpin is my IRL book club pick for the month, Noor by Nnedi Okorafor, and DoubleSpin is the next MurderBot book, Fugitive Telemetry (which will catch me up on that series 🎉)! I‘m sad the spins skipped over all my #MiddleGradeMarch picks, but it‘s nice they landed on a couple of short books since I‘m starting Count of Monte Cristo this month! 3w
julieclair @Lcsmcat My thoughts exactly! 🤪 📚💥 3w
julieclair I'm excited for this month's picks! I constructed my list a bit more loosely this month, to give me some room for mood reads. So my Bookspin is a choice from #TBRDeckofCards and my Doublespin will be a Series Read. Now I just need to decide what kind of mood I am in, lol! 3w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Thank you, Sarah! My #bookspin is Papillon and #doublespin is The Wife Between Us! 😀 3w
Deblovestoread Thank you! Have a lovely day 💜 3w
Librarybelle Yay! I have a #ReadingTheAmericas2023 selection and a #52BookClub23 selection as my spins! 3w
Lucy_Anywhere Thank you! 3w
robinb Yay!! One is next in series (and I‘ve just recently finished the previous one so I‘ll be able to remember what‘s going on 😂😂), and the other is also next in series of a favorite series! Thanks Sarah! 3w
ChelseaM6010 Yay!! My #bookspin is The Many Deaths of Laila Starr and my #Doublespin is a Cormac McCarthy book, Child of God. 🙂 3w
Bookzombie Um, so I was off yesterday and I kept check Litsy for the numbers. I almost messaged you to see if you were okay and then I realized it was the 1st. 😂 My BS is The Brass Queen and DS is 3w
LeafingThroughLife All of us manically refreshing your feed on book spin morning trying to find out what we can expect to read this month must just be too taxing for Litsy‘s servers. 🤣 3w
Bklover Oooh, my bookspin is A Deeper Darkness! ❤️❤️❤️Thanks Sarah! 3w
Clare-Dragonfly Woohoo! Karen Healey and Mary Robinette Kowal! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Bookzombie - It's good to know I'd be missed if something happened 😂 In fairness, it would have to be a pretty drastic life event for me to miss BookSpin day!!! 3w
mrsmarch So thus far in 2023 we‘ve had 7 & 17, 10 & 20, and now 17 & 20! 3w
IamIamIam @mrsmarch Haha, I just noticed that too! 3w
IamIamIam I've got fiction by a male author and just fiction. Going to be an easy month! Lol 3w
Megabooks I noticed that too @mrsmarch ! Next month will be 7 10! (edited) 3w
DieAReader 💙💙💙 3w
BookNerd9906 I would love to join this challenge. I‘ve been eyeing these posts for months and finally went to the link and read the instructions and made my list! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @BookNerd9906 - Yay!! Glad to have you along!! I've added you to the tag list, so you'll get a reminder about a week before I post the new numbers, and then tagged when each month's numbers go up!! 😁 3w
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Danay
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23 #20 I adored this book. I need to look at more from Sarah Jio.

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BookishMadHatter
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Mid-month check in. I'm currently Reading #20 and trying to decide which other book to start lol

#bookspinbingo #bookspin #whatireadthismonth @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Looking fabulous!!! 1mo
BookishMadHatter @TheAromaofBooks thanks! I'm loving this so much 1mo
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CloakNQuill
February | June Makle
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#February #bookspinbingo board @thearomaofbooks

Back from vacation, unfortunately. Hoping ill be able to get through a couple of books this month but there isn't much time left—about halfway through Touch of Darkness.

Bookspin - #10 - Netgalley
Double - #20 - King of Battle & Blood

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Gissy
Bailey's Cafe | Gloria Naylor
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In this cafe, where the food is not so good and the name of the owner is not Bailey, you will learn about the story of some clients. Set in 1948 after WWII, where black people lived in marginality. In the cafe, they will ask for Eve who will help those she will accept in her house. This is a powerful novel. Those client‘s stories are so sad and hard 😢I still found that some stories were not so well connected for me but⬇️

Gissy I read some analysis of this novel using the concept of deconstruction as a method of literary criticism where the narrative and historical events were analyzed. That helped me to understand better the story and the characters. Wow, and it impacted me more. How hard were those times and we are still living part of that history😔3.8/4⭐️

#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackAuthor
February 2023 #BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin (#20) @TheAromaOfBooks
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Gissy First book read during #FabulousFebruary @Andrew65 1mo
Gissy I enjoyed the audiobook too. As I mentioned before, I like to listen the language accents, how the expressions of the time are enunciated. For me language and including the accent are part of the identity, culture of a specific time. You don‘t have to have an accent, but if it is there, it could say so much. Loved it❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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AkashaVampie
Untitled | Unknown
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1 Book Down.... 3 more to go! Finished #PLC pick. Next up is #BookSpin pick.

Blood & Ash by Deborah Wilde #10 #BookSpin
Wishtress by Nadine Brandes #20 #DoubleSpin
Where One Goes by BN Toler #Ghost #PLC
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling #Fantasy #NWC

@TheAromaofBooks @ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 1mo
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