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TheAromaofBooks
Sacred Clowns | Tony Hillerman
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I was pretty excited to pick up the next installment of the Leaphorn & Chee series. There was good pacing here, and even though there was still a bit too much of Chee mooning over what to do about Janet, I really enjoy exploring his desire to balance his religious beliefs with his police work. At one point, he is trying to explain to Janet how he defines the Navajo concept of “hozho,“ a sort of state of harmony and balance. He says ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) “[an example] - terrible drought, crops dead, sheep dying. Spring dried out. No water. The Hopi, or the Christian, maybe the Moslem, they pray for rain. The Navajo has the proper ceremony done to restore himself to harmony with the drought.“

Chee's genuine belief in the traditions and ceremonies of the Navajo are balanced by the more pragmatic Leaphorn who, while not scornful, is definitely skeptical. I'm really enjoying this series ⬇
5d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) and am already looking forward to the next!!

#Pantone2022 @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Arizona @megnews
#19822022 @Librarybelle
#JoysofJune (final book!!) 2159/2000pgs @Andrew65
#NoShameReadathon22 - Detective Novel @Nessavamusic
#BookSpinBingo
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Librarybelle Hooray!! Lots of prompts! 5d
Clwojick Great job! So many prompts checked off! 5d
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BookwormAHN
Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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I don't typically read contemporary romance but I loved this book. Eva writes supernatural romance novels. It started as a way to get over her lost love Shane. But now he's back. I wish Eva's books were real, especially the last one.
Can't wait for the discussion #Summerheat
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Pantone2022 #nosegay @Clwojick
#NoShameReadathon22 #ContemporaryRomance @Nessavamusic

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 so glad this romance worked for you!!! Can‘t wait to discuss ❤️‍🔥 2w
Clwojick I really enjoyed this one too! ✨ 2w
Nessavamusic I have heard good things about this one. I really need to get to it! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2w
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LitsyEvents
Winners: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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Repost
@Nessavamusic

https://litsy.com/p/OUR5czhBbm5D

Our second prize winner for #NoShameReadathon22 is @kimmypete1
Yay for reading all kinds of fun genres!
Email me at vjthomsen@gmail.com with a book you have been wanting. One more drawing in October for anyone who wants to participate! #nsr22

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Nessavamusic
Winners: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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Our second prize winner for #NoShameReadathon22 is @kimmypete1
Yay for reading all kinds of fun genres!
Email me at vjthomsen@gmail.com with a book you have been wanting. One more drawing in October for anyone who wants to participate! #nsr22

fredamans Congrats to @kimmypete1 2w
BookwormAHN Congratulations @kimmypete1 🎉 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great work @kimmypete1 !!! 2w
Gissy Congratulations @kimmypete1 🎉🎊🎈🎈👏👏👏👏 and thank you to you @Nessavamusic 🤗 2w
kimmypete1 Awesome!! Thank you so much, I‘ll email you soon! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks
Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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This was my May #LMPBC read. It took me a little while to get into - the book starts slow and Kristoff uses copious footnotes in Part 1 so a LOT of tiny print!! But after that the pace began to pick up and I found myself really invested in these characters and what was happening. The world-building was vivid and engaging and I found the concept of sand krakens to be delightfully terrifying. This is a little darker than my usual fare and I'm not ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) sure I'll finish the trilogy, but it was still a solid pick. Keep in mind this is definitely adult fantasy rather than YA.

@Laughterhp I'll let you know when this one is headed your way!!

@Chrissyreadit @BookwormAHN

#Booked2022 - Dark Academia @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @Barbarathebibliophage
#NoShameReadathon22 - Sword & Sorcery @Nessavamusic
#BookSpinBingo
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Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🤓 4w
thereadingpal OH I LOVED this series so much! 4w
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Nessavamusic Nice! I think I read that one a while ago, but I‘m not sure, may call for a reread. 4w
Chrissyreadit I agree- I doubt I will finish the trilogy but glad I read it. The footnotes irritated me a little bit. 3w
BookwormAHN I was torn between thinking they were entertaining and ridiculous. 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
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My final review as this will finally catch me up!! Woohoo!!

I really enjoyed these short stories, but I think it's because I read them in their recommended order scattered throughout the series instead of just sitting down and reading them all in one go. Interspersed, they added background and depth to the main books. As a collection, they aren't in any order that I can tell and I think they would lose a lot of their impact. I especially enjoyed⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) the final story, set after the Wires & Nerve graphic novels, that serves as an epilogue for the series and was really fun. There is also a retelling of The Little Mermaid that I liked a lot. All in all, I absolutely loved the Lunar Chronicles and am glad I've been adding these to my permanent library as I go along - I'll definitely be rereading them sometime!

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#NoShameReadathon22 - Space Opera @Nessavamusic
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Clwojick Woohoo! Another brilliant match! 4w
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TheSpineView Excellent! 4w
Susanita I need that paint color somewhere in my imaginary house. 4w
Nessavamusic Great job! I loved the first couple in this series. 4w
thelastmabelcorn Love this series!! 4w
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LitsyEvents
Have No Shame | Melissa Foster
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repost for @Nessavamusic:

#NoShameReadathon22 prize drawing 2 coming up in 2 weeks. Have you read any of the above genres? Tag me with #NSR22 and the genre for an entry in the next drawing.

original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2415472

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Nessavamusic
Untitled | Untitled
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#NoShameReadathon22 prize drawing 2 coming up in 2 weeks. Have you read any of the above genres? Tag me with #NSR22 and the genre for an entry in the next drawing. If you are tagged you already have entries, all are welcome to join in at any time!
@LiseWorks @MeganAnn @ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Laughterhp @Clwojick @BookwormAHN @kimmypete1 @Charityann @TheAromaofBooks @peanutnine @Gissy @StayCurious

Clwojick Oh man, I‘ve definitely hit a handful of these sub genres! I‘ll have to make a bullet journal spread for this. I don‘t know how I missed it earlier in the year. 1mo
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MeganAnn
From Twinkle, with Love | Sandhya Menon
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This was a sweet epistolary YA romance told through Twinkle‘s diary entries written as letters to her favorite female filmmakers, along with a few blog posts and texts with Sahil‘s perspective. I appreciated how encouraging and supportive Sahil was. Even when Twinkle was making bad choices, it felt authentic to a sixteen year old girl trying to navigate her feelings. 💖

This was a #roll100 pick for March I didn‘t get to earlier. @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper That's awesome! 2mo
MeganAnn This is also my #noshamereadathon22 pick for a YA romance! @Nessavamusic #nsr22 2mo
Nessavamusic Nice job! This looks cute. 2mo
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BookwormAHN
So This Is Ever After | F.T. Lukens
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This was kind of in between a pick & so-so for me. The plot was incredibly predictable & the chosen one's attitude could be a bit much.
Arek, the chosen one has his magic sword, has killed the evil king & taken his throne. Now he needs to soulbond to someone before he turns 18 or he fades away literally.
#NoShameReadathon22 #SwordAndSocery @Nessavamusic
#RoaringWolf #Flowers @Littlewolf1 @Roary47
#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Clwojick Way to go! 💖 2mo
Nessavamusic This cover is beautiful! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
Roary47 Wonderful job! 2mo
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