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I can‘t imagine what it would‘ve been like growing up in the 50s-60s, well that‘s not true because this book gives you a glimpse and it wasn‘t the best of eras. I loved the writing in this book and how technical yet explanative the chemistry was! Simply brilliant!! I don‘t give out many 5 star ratings, but this one definitely meets my criteria. Love, loss, mystery, injustice, humor, and SCIENCE…all put together with great writing. Book #9 in 2023

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The Measure | Nikki Erlick
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Wow! This book had me thinking and questioning things. It talked about an event that affected the whole world, which caused mandates and fears. It closely resembled to what we went through with COVID but here you really start to question the meaning of life. It took me longer to read it because I needed time to process but I really liked it. It even made me cry a few times. 4.5⭐️

#bookspinbingo #9 #ispybingo #leaf
@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

Clwojick Great job! Save to my TBR! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Fabulous cover!! 1w
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#9 of 2023
This is the closest to a “so-so“ of any in this series so far-this is the 11th. It refers back quite a bit to the first in the series, which I only partially remember. Maybe some of the themes, motivations, similar characters are starting to be repetitious? I‘m getting a little bit tired of the Ruth/Nelson…situation Ms. Griffiths has Ruth applying for a job at Cambridge, a little change of scene might be just what the series needs.

MuddyPuddle Still great storytelling!! 2w
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This is a simple, expected, cheesy retelling with a little predictable twist. But I took out my inner child and I enjoyed it very much. I felt that I was watching a Disney performance☺️ I needed something light after literary fiction and mystery reads. The narrator performance was fantastic specially with the witch character. 3/3.5⭐️
#FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann
#BookSpinBingo (#9) @TheAromaOfBooks

Gissy Love the cover😍
4th and last book read during #JoyousJanuary Readathon @Andrew65

1st book read during #Sharreadathon 2023 in memory of @sharread
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbook @Staycurioys
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Clwojick Great job! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to read some of these but haven't gotten to them yet! 2w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
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23 #9 This book was slow. But I did finally become invested enough in the characters to care about the ending.

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I was ecstatic when I found the local library branch was only 1 block from my new place. Getting my library card was one of the first things I did when I moved here.


MoonWitch94 I am forever jealous of folks who have great libraries. My library is a huge, beautiful building that serves my town (population 70K) and it‘s useless. They don‘t have many new releases, they only purchase one or two copies if they DO and they have a very limited ebook selection, too. All that money for nothing 😔 And if you donate books, they sell them. Not fill empty selves with books! 2w
claudiuo I live in an area that has a good library but the next county over has one of the best library systems in the country. Since I am not a resident, I pay to get access and I don't have a problem at all to do so, it is well worth. I love the selection, especially the ebooks and audiobooks. 2w
wanderinglynn @MoonWitch94 that‘s disappointing. It is a benefit to live in a large metro area. My local branch isn‘t all that big, but it‘s one of 26 branches in DC. So their catalog is rather extensive. 2w
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wanderinglynn @claudiuo that‘s wonderful! 2w
claudiuo Also have to mention little free libraries: not the same thing as an actual library but still... 😁. I've been told I am obsessed with LFLs and I have to admit I am, I am going out of my way to find them cause they are awesome. For me they are a great way to discover books that otherwise I may not even know about; at least a third of the books I read last year came from LFLs. 2w
Chrissyreadit @claudiuo ohhh! Where? 2w
claudiuo @Chrissyreadit They are everywhere. Recently they added a new map that works really well, I use it all the time, for both local searches and when I travel: https://app.littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap (edited) 2w
Chrissyreadit @claudiuo I meant library system 2w
claudiuo @Chrissyreadit Oh, sorry... Salt Lake County, Utah. Haven't checked lately but a few years back they were #7 in US for number of ebooks, if I'm not mistaken. (edited) 2w
LibraryFairy Love the library!!! I‘m in a very large library system as well and it‘s incredible. I‘ve never not been able to find a book and over the past two years I‘ve checked out over 100. They also have really cool programs and group reads! 2w
marleed I just read last week that my library (actually reciprocal to my actual library) was the #9 in library loans through use of overdrive/Libby. Pretty cool. I utilize it every week and play this game where every time I checkout/download a library book I theoretically deduct $15 from my federal taxes. 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I barely read between Christmas and New Year‘s, but got back to it this week. I finished up 3 books and a short story. I plan to review them, but all were picks.

Currently reading #4 in the Monstrumologist series for #serieslove2023 and Surviving for our #LMPBC group.
Girl and Song were started in December so I want to get back to them.
Next audio will be either Joe Ledger #9 or the final Monstrumologist books.

vivastory That Kameron Hurley book is so good! Earlier today I was thinking about how I need to read vol. 3 (edited) 4w
Bookzombie @vivastory It is! I‘m definitely going to read the other two. Plus I saw she has a few short stories. 4w
Reggie Oh, I wish I was at the end of Surviving to read the comments. What do you think so far? 4w
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Cinfhen You definitely got back to it!! Great week 🤓 4w
Bookzombie @Reggie Oof! I‘m not quite halfway through. I just stopped at the end of the chapter when she started to tell Axel that her brother didn‘t die of cancer. You were not wrong. There‘s a lot going on in this book. So much! It absolutely pulls you in, but I have mixed feelings. 4w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you!💕 4w
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Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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Andrew65 Both new books to me, will have to check them out. 1mo
CBee @AmyG I‘ve just started Signal Fires and can already tell I‘m going to love it. Multiple POVs are my jam 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And I already smell the dysfunction 😂😂 2w
AmyG @CBee Oh, you will like it! 2w
CBee @AmyG ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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The Villa: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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I have read mixed reviews on this one. For me, it was 5⭐. It has a true crime feel ( 1974 story), murder and suspense (1974 & present). As you can see, it has a dual timeline and some people don't like that, so if that is you, you will probably want to skip it. I found it very engaging.

This is #9 for the #winterreadathon #winterreadathonchallenge


Andrew65 Excellent progress. Well done ☃️☃️☃️ 1mo
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#NovelNovember #Readathon
Day #8- finished You'll Be the Death of Me
Day #9- read some of Always, In December and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
Thanks for hosting @Andrew65!