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CBee
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Oh my gosh, I don‘t know if I can put into words how much I loved this book! I seem to have a witchy theme going recently and was so pleased to see the parallels between this and Hester.
“A witch is merely a woman who needs more than she has.” 🐦‍⬛ 🦉 🦅 #pantone2023 #tenderpeach #TBRtarot #March @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤 4h
LeeRHarry Loved this one too 😊 3h
CBee @LeeRHarry it was just SO good and I didn‘t want it to end! 3h
Cupcake12 I loved this too. 2h
CBee @Cupcake12 have you read Hester? It‘s fantastic and has a lot of the same “history” as this one. 2h
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Read4life
Snowflakes | Ruth Ware
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This one will be read for #TBRtarot & #AuthorAMonth

Ruthiella Love it when a book does double duty like that! 😀 5h
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RaeLovesToRead
The Word is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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#tbrtarot @CBee One word title?? ?? One "word" in the title? ??? No? Oh OK.

(This is the picture I took to complain about this book not being in the condition advertised. On what planet is this "Like New"? The pages are yellow, the spine is cracked and the cover is peeling. I don't usually quibble about this sort of thing, but I feel they are taking the mickey a little here.)

TrishB I would complain too! I‘ve been lucky so far with my like new purchases! 10h
Bookwormjillk What the heck? It‘s ripped! 9h
AshleyHoss820 I think you were totally right to make them aware of this! I bought a book that was listed as “acceptable”from ThriftBooks. It was covered in mold or something crusty, and smelled like it had been in someone‘s basement for a long time. Sometimes, you gotta say, “nah…” ☺️ (edited) 9h
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julesG I would complain too. That's far from "Like New" 9h
CBee Ha! That works if you want it to work. The rules aren‘t strict 😊 And that is not “like new” omg 😳 9h
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB @Bookwormjillk @AshleyHoss820 @julesG @CBee You should see the copy of The Bluest Eye that they sent me... supposedly "good" condition, but it's been written all over! It's obviously someone's school copy complete with annotations ? Not impressed. 9h
AshleyHoss820 @RaeLovesToRead Ugh! I‘ve bought “acceptable” books, knowing that might happen. I‘m not picky about writing/highlighting in the books. Sometimes it‘s fun to see someone else‘s notes. (English major 😂) but that is not “good” condition! 😫😫 8h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead not cool! This is ThriftBooks? I wasn‘t impressed with my last couple purchases so haven‘t bought anything for a bit. 7h
RaeLovesToRead @AshleyHoss820 My favourite note so far: "depression, foreboding, imagery of sofa" ? I think whoever picked this particular parcel just grabbed any old shite. The other parcel was fine! 7h
RaeLovesToRead @CBee No, it wasn't, it was World of Books. I'm hoping they will sort it for me. Only one parcel of books was badly described. I accept that the margins between Good and Very Good can be subjective, but this is not "Like New"! This is "well thumbed"! And it's not got the cover I ordered either. I suspect a newby packed them. 7h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead I hope so! They better! 7h
AshleyHoss820 @RaeLovesToRead “imagery of sofa” sent me! 🤣🤣🤣 I love it! I bought Sir Gawain & the Green Knight used for my Arthurian Legends class. The girl before me wrote, “She wants the D” in the margins. 💀💀💀 6h
RaeLovesToRead @AshleyHoss820 OMG 🤣🤣🤣 6h
Clare-Dragonfly @AshleyHoss820 That is the best marginal note I‘ve ever heard 😂😂😂 4h
AshleyHoss820 @Clare-Dragonfly It stopped me dead and I was chortling in class! My professor got a kick out of it and was “ya know what, fair.” 🤣🤣🤣 3h
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Deblovestoread
Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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Hope to get to both of these in April. I have planned to read Honor every month since January but it keeps getting bumped. #AuldLangSpine I tried to listen to Trespasses on audio and it didn‘t work for me so hoping print will be better. #WomensPrize

#TBRTarot @CBee

CBee I want to read Trespasses! 10h
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CBee
Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Easy peasy, friends! Look forward to seeing what you find 😊 If anyone finished the March pick and I missed it, let me know! I will always comment on a post so if I didn‘t, I didn‘t see it 😂 #TBRtarot #April

persephone1408 Extraordinary 12h
CBee @persephone1408 hey! Did you want to participate? I can add you to my tag list 😊 12h
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persephone1408 I dont even know what this is. I just saw a question and I answered lol @CBee 12h
CBee @persephone1408 oh! 😂😂😂 well, you might help someone with choosing their April book! Lol 12h
RaeLovesToRead I forgot to do the hashtag but I totally read the 4th book on my shelf last month 😊 Now to find the One-wordiest title I can find..... 11h
SusanLee My current read, Wolfsong! 11h
candc320 I have a few that would fit this on my April TBR but I‘ll most definitely get to 11h
CatMS Trespasses, book i just finished by Louise Kennedy 11h
erzascarletbookgasm I totally missed March pick but I can do this! Quite a number of choices! 11h
Ruthiella Ooh! Tough one! I‘ll start scouring the shelves! 😀 11h
CBee @SusanLee I can add you to my tag list if you‘d like? 10h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead cool! Thanks for letting me know 😊 10h
CBee @CatMS I can add you to my tag list if you‘d like! I always draw a new card on the 1st of every month. 😊 10h
CBee @candc320 I‘ve heard that one is good! 10h
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm yep, it‘s an easy one!! 10h
CBee @Ruthiella 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 10h
MatchlessMarie Gonna aim for Autoboyography for this month‘s prompt but I‘m a mood reader so we shall see 😂 10h
CBee @MatchlessMarie total mood reader here too 😂 10h
batsy Oh yay, an easy one! 😁 Time to browse the shelves... 10h
Read4life Snowflakes is on my April list for #AuthorAMonth so that‘s what I‘ll be reading for this. Also, I posted my completed March read but you didn‘t comment. It was Feels Like Falling. 10h
Allylu Got it! I‘m reading Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman! 10h
AmyG Nice! I am finally going to read Babel. 9h
TheKidUpstairs Sweet, I can double up, I'm reading this one for #foodandlit 9h
Meshell1313 Ooh good one! It‘s meant to be- I‘ll read this next! 9h
CBee @Read4life I thought I commented! Oops 😅 9h
CBee @Allylu awesome! Did you read one for the March prompt? Wanted to make sure I didn‘t miss it. 9h
CBee @AmyG I want to read that! Will look forward to your review! 9h
CBee @Meshell1313 oh awesome! I was hoping that could work for the April prompt! 9h
CBee @batsy 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9h
ShelleyBooksie Clandlands 8h
Allylu Yes, I read Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer. Sorry about that. I didn‘t post about it, but it was good! 7h
CBee @Allylu oh cool! Thanks 😊 7h
BarbaraBB Thank you! This one is doable 😃 7h
BarbaraBB I am going for 7h
CBee @BarbaraBB yay! 🙌🏻 6h
julieclair I had several good choices, but I‘m going with a fun romance: 1h
CBee @julieclair nice! Sounds great 😊 39m
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batsy
A Finder's Magic | Philippa Pearce
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This is a little gem of a book. Magical and strange. It leaves a lot to the imagination and I think children need that; to not have everything explained to them, and to be left with lingering questions and a sense of enchantment & wonder. The illustrations are beautiful and the biographical note tells us that Pearce and the illustrator Helen Craig shared two grandsons, and that the main character is an anagram of the names of the grandsons 💚

batsy Hooray #TBRTarot for once again making me dust off what's been on my shelf for some time and discovering that it's something definitely worth reading! @CBee 4d
CBee Sounds lovely 💚 4d
batsy @CBee It is! A short and sweet read. 3d
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LeahBergen This sounds lovely! Tom‘s Midnight Garden is one of my all-time faves and yet I don‘t think I‘ve read any of her other books. 🤔 3d
Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️Stacking for my granddaughters and their imaginations X 3d
batsy @LeahBergen I want to read Tom's Midnight Garden! I *think* I have a copy somewhere 🙈 3d
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you! I hope it's something they both love. The illustrations are so wonderful. 3d
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Challenge Wrap Up for March
I finished my #BookSpin, #DoubleSpin & #TBRtarot reads.
I read 2 #AuthorAMonth books.
I finished 2/3 #Roll100 books & 4/5 #TrappedonanIsland books. Both of these unread books are carrying over to my April #BookSpinBingo list.

Soubhiville Excellent! 4d
CBee Hooray! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous progress!! 4d
PuddleJumper Wow! 3d
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Ruthiella
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I‘m using this as my #TBRTarot for February- A book with a yellow cover. I did actually read it back then and am only posting now. 😅

This is also LONG overdue for the #JaneandtheExcellentReadAlong ! 😳 I quite enjoyed it. Surely the obsequious Mr. Cooper is meant to have inspired Mr. Collins in P&P! 😆 Answers to prompts are in the comments.

CBee Awesome! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
Ruthiella 1. Stand out moment- Cassandra braining some one with a chamber pot. 2. Fav character - I really liked the well dressed but sharp Sir James Villiers, the magistrate. 3. N/A 4. Sir Harold‘s feelings for Lady Harriot surprised and disconcerted me. 5. I learned about still rooms and their very existence! 6. If I 100% knew a tart with brains 🤢 would give me courage, I‘d eat it. 7. I‘d pick Mr. Cooper‘s off-key hymns over Mrs. Austen complaints. (edited) 1w
Ruthiella 8. I‘d prefer a picnic in the gardens of Chatsworth over a dinner in my honor. 1w
Crinoline_Laphroaig I love Cassandra with a Chamberpot! We can picnic together in the gardens. 2d
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MatchlessMarie
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I have not been great at posting this month, but I have been reading! This was the second book I read in March. This was also fulfills my “book with a yellow cover” prompt for February‘s #TBRTarot. #MarchMadness #Netgalley Review in comments 👇

MatchlessMarie After reading A Brush With Love which was a so-so read for me, I didn‘t have a lot of expectations for the sequel. I was interested to see how the author would approach adhd. I definitely enjoyed this book more and was impressed with the detail that Lizzie‘s adhd is explored compounded with her dysfunctional family dynamics. 👇 (edited) 2w
MatchlessMarie Would have been 4/5 for me but the entire launch party/workplace nametag conflict towards the end of the book irritated me so much I dropped a star. It felt forced and like the author was trying to make it an inevitable outcome because of Lizzie‘s adhd which I felt was out of Lizzie‘s character adhd or not. It was just a ridiculous detour to ramp up the conflict and could have executed better or ditched altogether. 👇 2w
MatchlessMarie I disagree with those who say that Rake was trying to demonize his ex for having an abortion without telling him. That is a gigantic leap. Read it again he says he respected her decision and Lizzie had already made the choice to proceed with her pregnancy before she even told Rake. He wasn‘t pressuring her one way or another, he only wanted to be present every step of the way. 👇
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MatchlessMarie Whether it was realistic that he would upend his life and relocate across the globe to be near to the mother of his child was irrelevant to me and did not diminish my enjoyment of the story. This is fiction, after all. Overall I thought it was a solid story with some excellent education on adhd and I enjoyed the author‘s humor. Will probably read the next in the series.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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CBee Hooray!! 😊 2w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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BarbaraBB
Brother, I'm Dying | Edwidge Danticat
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Oh #Haiti. What a country, what a mess. This is the story of Edwidge Danticat‘s family and their lives. Lives lived in Haiti and in the US. It‘s a story filled with love. Life has been hard on them yet love is stronger. A wonderful book. Thank you so much for sending me this one @Megabooks 💕

Pic: Fes, Morocco

#BirthdayPixieReadathon #pop23 #JustTextOnCover #TBRTarot #ReadingTheAmericas2023 🇭🇹

Suet624 This is the next one of hers that I hope to read. 2w
Megabooks So glad you enjoyed it!! 💜💜 2w
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Megabooks As always, fantastic photo! And the Parnassus bookmark! 🤩 (edited) 2w
CBee Yay! 2w
squirrelbrain Great picture! Hope you‘re having a fab time! ❤️ 2w
SamAnne This one is so good. I want to do a reread. 2w
Hooked_on_books I‘ve heard good things about this one. And I‘m not surprised after my Danticat read. She‘s really good! 2w
Librarybelle Great photo! 2w
LeeRHarry Fab photo! 😊 2w
batsy Wow, great picture. I'd love to visit Morocco 💖 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I knew you‘d notice it 💕 2w
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @libraraybelle @LeeRHarry @batsy Thanks! Morocco is so beautiful, I could keep taking pictures all day! 2w
LeahBergen Wow! What a gorgeous pic. 2w
Lizpixie 🙌🎉♥️ 5d
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