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August | Judith Rossner
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August was a tough month for reading time but I managed to get 7 books finished & I started a couple of others. I liked everything I read & The Book of Cold Cases, The Traveling Cat Chronicles & The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding were my favorites. 4 books were for #buddyreads for #SundayBuddyRead #PemberLittens & #FoodandLit #Japan & 3 were ARCs for review & the #AugustARCReadathon

Mr. Perfect on Paper | Jean Meltzer
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#AugustARC #AugustARCReadathon #NewToYouAuthor

From the author of The Matzah Ball; cute rom-com read for review about Dara a successful dating app creator & third generation matchmaker whose list for the Perfect Jewish Husband gets “outed” on a talk show by her bubbie. Chris, the widowed dad & non-Jewish host helps find her a perfect husband on tv to boost his ratings & her app sales. Engaging & I learned a lot about Jewish culture I didn‘t know.

Clwojick Way to go! 💜 6mo
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And Then There's Margaret | Carolyn Clarke
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It‘s the weirdest thing. I started this #arc and soon realized: #needsediting. Not terrible though.

At 65%, it took a sharp turn. See above. I keep thinking, “This has got to be the author‘s spit draft.” (Or shi$$y first draft.) The draft when you get everything out. You don‘t self edit. The not-supposed-to-be-good draft.

Did the editor stop editing here? Did the writer? I‘m confused. #augustarc #augustarcreadathon

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The three artists/groups, their contexts and the histories of violence they expose are horrifying. One artist's exhibit at the Venice Biennale — seared. in. mind.

There was a lot of exposition on the art world. It detracted from the book. It was as if I was suddenly yanked into an academic journal. (It moved the book from 4 starts to 3.) #arc #augustARCreadathon #augustARC

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Need advice. This book is.not.good. 😱 I don‘t want to finish but it‘s an #arc.

Do you finish your #arc books? It‘s an audio so it‘s hard to skim. 😄 (I usually finish mine—skimming if I have to. But this one. Ugh.)

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#bookspin and #augustARCreadathon forecast. @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

I already working I two of the ARCs 🙌. Looking forward to clearing my conscience. 😄

Clwojick You‘ve got this! 6mo
Maria514626 Thanks @Clwojick 💪+🧠+ 👀 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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Good morning, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is THREE!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is FOURTEEN!! 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 (semi) permanent ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont‘d) tag list! It takes me a while to post all the tags because I have to do it in multiple comments and then my computer gets very thoughtful 😂 I will post “FINISHED“ when I post the last batch of tags so you can tell if you have been missed!!! ⬇ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont‘d) 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. ⬇

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!! ⬇ 6mo
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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 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 ⬇ 6mo
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 ⬇ 6mo
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 ⬇
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! ⬇
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!!

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!!!

rmaclean4 Thank you so much!! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @SiameseCatsRead @Maria514626 @DisneyFan @AllisonM89 @The.Great.Catsby @Moll @Kristin_Reads

That's everyone I have on my tag list!!! If you didn't get tagged and would like to be added, please just let me know!! ❤
BkClubCare Thank you! 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The Culture Smart Japan overview and The Roommate Equation! Woohoo! 6mo
TheSpineView Will you please add me to the list. Thanks 6mo
Eggs 💙💚💙 6mo
claudiuo Indeed, what I was waiting for, my highlight of each start of the month! Pretty cool numbers, too bad is not Pi day today 😁 My reads are The Calculating Stars (also a July #Roll100 pick that I started but only read about a third) and a random library book (plenty to choose from). Thank you so much for doing this every month! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView - Absolutely!!! 6mo
BarbaraJean Oh, this is fun—one from each half of my list! The BookSpin is a specific book (People of the Book) and the DoubleSpin is a shelf to choose from. 🎉 6mo
Librarybelle Mine is Other Birds and Heartbreaker! 6mo
kellyann28 Yay! My book spin is 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks My #bookspin is Greenwich Park and my #doublespin is tagged! 6mo
CaitZ Mine are both cozy mysteries. I listen to those while out walking. 6mo
robinb Yay!! Two mysteries with a little romance thrown in on one. 😊 Thanks Sarah! 6mo
julieclair Hooray! Mine are The Lincoln Highway and The Book of Cold Cases. 6mo
willaful I'm pleased to have gotten two specific titles this month. I need the direction. :-) 6mo
willaful D'oh. Which are Masquerade by Laura Lam (yay, finish a series!) and Parallel Play, nonfiction memoir. 6mo
Chelsea.Poole Thank you!! Both my books are ocean-themed 🌊 6mo
tokorowilliamwallace I have mostly categories for my list, so I have the freedom of mood reading; and also since each category could be a grouping of TBRs themselves, it could help me make progress. So my category picks this month are to read a book I plan on donating back to a little free street library after finishing, one of my picks from an earlier Ollie's haul. So it's a matter of deciding or coming into a mood for something that qualifies. Pessl/Choi? 6mo
Karons1 @TheAromaofBooks thanks so much for doing this 🙂Iv edited my list because I have tons of library 📚 books to get through 😂so my no.3 is the fell by sarah moss and no.14 is cloud street by Tim winton - happy 😃 reading 📖 6mo
Maria514626 Thanks for the spins! 3 is a stinker of an audio #arc that I‘ve been dragging my feet on. This is the kick I need to finish it — including for the #augustarcreadathon. @Clwojick 6mo
Bookzombie Thank you as always! My BS is The Devil in the White City and my DS is The War Wagon. 6mo
staci.reads #Bookspin is Song of Solomon and #Doublespin is Forest of Stolen Girls. Looking forward to them both! 6mo
Clwojick @Maria514626 Woohoo! You can do it! 6mo
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Untitled (Untitled #1) | Laura Brooke Robson
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July book report. 😁
—9 books read
—3 print or ebooks
—6 audiobooks

August goals. Finish:
—book club book
#lmpbc book
#bookspin book
—1+ backlogged book for the #augustARCreadathon

Spend more time reading outside. Even though that means leaving Pele inside. (His preference. 🤷‍♀️)

Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I always have ARCs that need to be read and reviewed. Do you? The goal of this readathon is tackle those unread ARCs. I am hoping this is my motivation to get caught up. 🤞💙📖💙📘💙📚

#AugustARCreadathon hosted by @Clwojick