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Curse and Consequence | Savannah Jezowski

Well I did not get to finish reading this at all this weekend I got called into work.. ain‘t that lovely.. I wasn‘t feeling this book anyway so maybe it‘s a sign, so my 20 hours was a bust but if you count the book before this that I read then I did 20 chapters and I‘ll call that a win #20 in 4

Mistletoe at Moonglow | Deborah Garner
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Here's my last read of 2021. This was a strange story that did not really have a plot. It was about people, strangers and old acquaintances, spending Christmas at an inn in a small town. The people arrived sad or stressed but by Christmas, they were happy. Don't read this book on an empty stomach! The majority of it was descriptions of the meals being served. 3⭐ #WinterGames2021 #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #BookSpinBingo #20 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I didn't really connect with this one. I found Mist to be a bit annoying haha 4w
vonnie862 @TheAromaofBooks I can see that. I didn't care much for Mist. I was trying to figure out if there was going to be a plot or not. There wasn't. Lol 3w
TheAromaofBooks Right?? I got to the end and was like... hmm. 😂 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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My bookshelf is ready for the holidays and that vertical stack of tiny Christmas books on the center shelf is where I plan to find myself. I‘m pretty sure every book there was thrifted - I see holiday books looking all lonely out there in the wild and know I can make a lovely new home for them. And I might have moved #20 down on my list just so it could follow #19 :)

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

IuliaC It looks wonderful! 😍👍 2mo
marleed @IuliaC Thank you. Except for that middle shelf, for the next month there is no rhyme or reason to where any book sits on my shelves. I just gathered up all my reds, greens, and blacks for a Christmasy look. My golds are still on my front room shelves for a Thanksgiving look. 2mo
damselsgotballs Wow..this is literally my dream book shelf. I wish to have one exactly like this one in my home someday.😍😍 2mo
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marleed @damselsgotballs Oh thank you! There are 6 more shelves now lining that spare bedroom I call my reading room, but there‘s windows and a closet door breaking them up so this is my best photo angle. It‘s Billy ikea shelves so that part is very reasonable since I‘m about 5 miles from our local store. Many of my books are thrifted and that helps me keep them moving - last night I thrifted 10 mint condition botm books for $22! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I've also been collecting holiday/Christmas books this year and I'm SO excited about reading them!!! 2mo
wanderinglynn 😍😍😍 lovely! 2mo
Daisey Beautiful shelves!! 2mo
IuliaC @marleed Looks great already! 🤍📚 2mo
DivineDiana Goals! Fabulous! 2mo
Suet624 Beautiful! 2mo
kamoorephoto I am INSANELY jealous of these gorgeous shelves. Beautiful 🙌🏼 2mo
marleed @kamoorephoto @Suet624 Thank you. I downsized to a small old (1954) house in the city. I have little room for extraneous stuff, but I do have a small 3rd bedroom. It‘s now fully lined with IKEA Billy shelves (inexpensive which is good since there are 14 shelves in there!). I don‘t have a fireplace but I sit in my rocker and stare at my shelves in some weird book meditation thing that only fellow Littens may understand! 2mo
Suet624 That‘s such lovely imagery. Enjoy! 2mo
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Lastly, #Fall #Booked2021 Another list with some hard prompts!
#19-Dark Academia: The Secret History
#20-a coming out story: Fun Home
#21-HopePunk: We Set the Dark on Fire
#22-mythology retelling: The Witch‘s Heart
#23-adapted for small screen: Lost Girls
#24-MC/Author with AIDS/about the AIDS epidemic: Nobody Ever Said AIDS

Cinfhen Ohhh, good to know about #SmallScreenAdaptation / I own that book 2mo
Cinfhen I really like all your choices!! Do any crossover with #ReadingAfrica22 2mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Thankfully, yes! Five Nights Before the Summit works for Zambia (and 3 different Booked2022 prompts!) and Nobody Ever Said AIDS can be used for Botswana, Malawi, or Lesotho. Oh, and the only reason I knew about Lost Girls is that I was looking at all my nonfiction books trying to decide if an author was a journalist or just worked for a magazine or newspaper as something else and saw the Netflix sticker on the cover. 🤣 2mo
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Cinfhen Hahaha that sticker saves the day!!! I have the audio 😉ohhh , I‘m gonna check out your book for the AIDS prompt xx thanks 2mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Just a heads up - I ordered a used copy of Nobody from AbeBooks today because it‘s out of print, my library doesn‘t have it, and it‘s not available on Kindle. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll keep that in mind…thanks 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks!! 2mo
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November | J. William English
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 3mo
CloakNQuill @TheAromaofBooks it‘s been a really emotion:mentally challenging month+. I‘ll be back doing bingos in January hopefully! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks No worries, hopefully things calm down soon!! ❤ 2mo
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Starting this on a cold rainy afternoon and it will finish up the Spells & Carmels Box Set for Books 1-3. It's also #20 on my #BookSpin and #BookSpinBingo Board🙂


TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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#BookSpin and #DoubleSpin? Be gentle with me; it has taken me months to find @TheAromaofBooks explanation of all this. I “get” the spin concept but don‘t quite yet understand the #BookSpinBingo component and I am totally ready to embrace the idea that I have made it waaaaaay too complicated.
The books above are books I want to read SOON plus books that are for my #ClassicsClub50. 👇🏼

BkClubCare I meant to have books I am currently reading AND include some FREE cells. Oh well. This should still help me figure out what to read the last quarter of 2021. (I only have 6 of these books in the House ready. But most should be librariable. (why is that not a word?)) 4mo
BkClubCare Am setting row 1 as books 1-5, row 2: 6-10, etc. I await the post on Oct 2nd that gives me a number which based on position will be something I will read in October. Right?! I posted this with Let the Great World Spin because it is an almost #TOB #TournamentofFavorites #noideawhichhashtagtouse 4mo
Soubhiville That totally should be a word! 4mo
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Soubhiville And yes it sounds like you have the idea on how it works. Enjoy! 4mo
BkClubCare @Soubhiville - I have spent way too much time today fartin' around with book things and not actually reading books! 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
wanderinglynn I think you‘ve got it. 👍🏻 All you need is your list of at least 20 books. Sarah will post the two numbers that she draws to be the bookspin and doublespin numbers. Then she‘ll post the bingo board. If you have a list of 20, then 21-25 are free spaces. 4mo
BkClubCare @wanderinglynn - this is my 20 books. It needs to be in list form? 4mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Looks like you‘ve got the gist! Your current board will get jumbled up from how it looks now once she posts the “official” bingo board. (I‘m sorry if I‘m just re-explaining what you already know. 😅) That‘s where the “list” idea comes from, but as long as you‘ve numbered these, you‘ll be good. Then you choose a row to read to get a bingo. Or you can just read what you‘re in the mood for and hope they line up into a bingo. I‘ve done it both ways.👍 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Glad to have you along!! @wanderinglynn & @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm have made great points!! As long as your books are numbered, they don't have to be in list form. I'll draw the BookSpin & DoubleSpin numbers & those are the “official“ books to be read for the month. I'll also post a bingo board that shuffles all the numbers that you can use if you want to - since the bingo part is just for fun (BS/DS involves a giveaway!) I'm not super strict!! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Here's the link to September's bingo board - seeing it may help it make more sense!! https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2265519 - just let me know if you have any questions. I'll be sure to tag you on the 2nd!! 4mo
BkClubCare @TheAromaofBooks - Thank you! I had been searching for an explanation and just couldn‘t seem to find it (probably hidden right in front of me?) I had never seen the prompts- only everyone‘s own boards? Nothing seemed to connect 💡 4mo
wanderinglynn Yes, I used the term “list” loosely. As @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm said, your books just need to be numbered 1-20 so you‘ll know which one of your books is the bookspin book when Sarah announces October‘s bookspin and doublespin numbers. The bingo part is just extra fun. Not everyone does bookspin bingo. At this point, I‘m just happy if I finish my bookspin and doublespin books. 4mo
BkClubCare @wanderinglynn - ok. Yea, I will just let row 1 be books for 1 thru 5, row 2 will be #6-10 etc; and Vilette will be #20. I will wait to Oct 2nd and see what happens (Do you then re-arrange the books to fit her grid? I need a better template to make these visuals 🤣🤣) 4mo
wanderinglynn I just have a list 1-20 with the book titles. I don‘t do a graphic for bookspin bingo. Some people draw a bingo grid in their reading journal or on a piece of paper and take a photo of that. Some physically lay out their books on the floor in a grid and take a photo. Some make a graphic. Some just use Sarah‘s bingo board. It‘s really up to you how much time/effort you want to put into it. 4mo
BkClubCare @wanderinglynn - thank you 🙏 and everyone for being patient with me; it‘s all supposed to be fun! and I got a bit carried away with how to do it RIGHT, I think. People are so creative. 4mo
wanderinglynn Exactly, keep focusing on the fun. 💜Everyone does is slightly different because they make it work for them. That‘s what you need to find—what works for you and what‘s fun. You got this! 🙌🏻 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, I definitely encourage everyone to focus on the fun part - I'm super loosey-goosey with the rules 😂 Every month when I post the reminder post, I do include the “rules“ (such as they are) so I will also tag you with that - I posted it yesterday. If you look through the comments I added at the top of the post, it should give you somewhat of an idea of what's going on haha 4mo
BkClubCare It‘s Oct 2nd: #BookSpin 9, #DoubleSpin 7 4mo
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I read this to fulfill Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge #20: Read a book of nature poems. It's probably the first book of nature poems I've read, and I quite enjoyed it :)

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Book #20 of 2021. I truly wanted to love this book, but I was disappointed. The other 5 stories just seemed more rich to me, more real. Still a huge Alison Weir fan though! 💗

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!!! 5mo
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