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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister
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So I haven't made an actual #BookspinBingo TBR in a long time. I've been choosing from specific shelves or formats and it's been working. But this month I'm going back to the old ways for #Scarathlon2022 !! Here's 10 I've picked. Saving space for the other 10 out of my #TrappedOnAnIsland picks and then my 5 free which will draw from the Will Trent series I have ln deck. Should be a good reading month 😈

@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

5feet.of.fury Nice! Sorority Murder is on my list too! 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
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Extraordinary October | Diana Wagman
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Oh my gosh, not only is there less than one week until October, there is less than one week until OCTOBER SECOND! Ack!

So yes, #BookSpin day is coming, so if you want to play for October, it's time to start thinking about your lists!! Several of you are more organized than I am and have already posted them, so sorry if you're getting tagged when you've already posted!!

As a reminder, you can totally combine this challenge with #Scarathlon - ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) ANY bingo boards completed, BookSpin and otherwise, count for 20pts per completed bingo and 100pts per cleared board. So if you're a big reader, feel free to create more than one BookSpinBingo board.

If you're tagged on this post, you'll be tagged on Sunday when I draw October's numbers. HOWEVER (BIG CHANGE!!!!) I am NOT going to tag everyone again on the Bingo post!! I literally post BookSpin, spend 10mins tagging everyone, then post ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Bingo and spend 10mins tagging the same exact list 😂 So I am ONLY going to tag everyone for the BookSpin post. Then just check my profile 10mins later if you want to see the Bingo board!!! We will see how this works out. If everyone hates it, I'll go back to my reliable double-tag system haha

Below are the basics for this challenge, including a link to more involved instructions. As always, let me know if you have questions!!

TheAromaofBooks 1/5 - The rules for this challenge can be found by reading my masterpost on my blog (off Litsy) - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge - but the basics: if you want to play, make a list of 20 books you've been meaning to read & tag me when you post it!!

2/5 - You do NOT have to participate in the Bingo part of the challenge if that isn't your thing!! You can just read the ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) BookSpin or DoubleSpin or however many books works for you! Basically, choose a reading level that fits your life, and feel free to change it from month to month!!
3/5 - Just a reminder that the rules here are pretty loose!! If you have a huge/challenging book, feel free to let it take up more than one square. Some people struggle with super specific lists & prefer to go with categories (i.e. library book, Netgalley, mystery, from the ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) living room shelf, etc.), which is also fine! You can make separate lists for BookSpin & DoubleSpin so that you read one book from each. This year, I have a list of challenging books that I am using to read the BookSpin number from each month, but then make a list of my month's TBR to use for the bingo part. Make this challenge work for you!! Just ask if you have questions about whether something is “allowed“ - most of the time the ⬇ 3d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) answer is yes!!

4/5 - Remember, if you didn't finish your September BS/DS, you can still check it off at any point in 2022. If you wish to participate in the end-of-the-year giveaway, each completed (or DNF'd) BS/DS read counts as an entry!! This year, everyone is in charge of tracking their OWN ENTRIES for this giveaway!! This is being done via Google Form. You are also welcome to use this form even if you don't want to enter the ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) giveaway, just don't put in your name/address. I won't be looking at these forms until the end of the year, so you can either add your entries throughout the year, or add them in one big batch in December, whatever works best for you!! The form can be found here - https://forms.gle/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A - please remember that once you start a form, you need to SAVE THE LINK that Google will email to you so that you can edit your form!! ⬇ 3d
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) 5/5 - Thank you all SO MUCH for your participation and enthusiasm!!! I LOVE seeing everyone's posts and hearing about how this challenge is helping you tackle the neverending, ever-growing TBR!!! As always, please just ask if you have ANY questions!!! You all are the best!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 3d
Librarybelle Yay!! 3d
SpookyMazeOfBooks Back in it for Oct 3d
PuddleJumper Just excited! 3d
OriginalCyn620 Bring on October! 🍁🍁🍁 My list is almost finished! 3d
Allylu #BookSpin has changed my reading life for the better! Thank you so much for putting it out there! ❤ 3d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Mine will be posted once I get my #TrappedOnAnIsland reads picked for me, they‘re most of my #BookSpin list. 😅 3d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I saw lots shared yesterday & started to think I lost about 6 days of September but it was just folks taking part in Scarathalon. Whew. 😅 As we get down to the end of the year & I want to make an effort to finish my challenges, it is getting easier to make the lists. 3d
bookandbedandtea One list coming right up! 3d
IamIamIam This year has absolutely FLOWN by!!! I've been struggling to get myself focused on this challenge but I think I'm picking heavier books and then not being interested in them at the time. Debating a more vague list, kind of like a bingo box but no pressure for completion! I did read September's spin choice, though!!! Lol... count me in anyway!!! 3d
CoverToCoverGirl Unbelievable it‘s next month again! 🫣 3d
Lcsmcat Wow - where has the year gone? 3d
TheAromaofBooks @IamIamIam - This year, I made one list of classics/harder-to-read books and every month I have been reading just the BookSpin number from that list, a chapter-a-day, and have actually made it through a few books I never thought I would read (like Gone With the Wind!). I make a second list of fun books/ones I'm planning to read anyway for my BookSpinBingo list. So yes, find the way that makes this challenge work for you!!! 3d
IamIamIam @TheAromaofBooks That's an excellent idea!!! I think I overestimated the amount of time I'd have available too. Once covid restrictions loosened up, we started spending more time going out again and my weekends are booked up!!! Lol... I need to put myself on lockdown for a weekend but without any actual quarantine orders! 3d
Eggs List coming soon 🔜 🥰🥳 3d
Megabooks Made a huge book outlet order, so I won‘t post my list until that arrives, but I‘m so excited for October!! 🥳🥳 3d
Ash.on.the.line Here once again. I need to reorganize my list and books. 😝 can‘t wait for October reading! 3d
TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks - Book Outlet is so dangerous!!! I just got a box from them this week as well. I had to pick it up as the parcel ticket in my mailbox said “TOO LARGE“ 😂 3d
BarkingMadRun Mine is posted for scarathlon! 3d
Bookwormjillk I‘m in! October is my favorite reading month! 3d
Megabooks Lololol!! Truth! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 who can resist books under $5?? 3d
Clwojick Can‘t wait! 3d
Nessavamusic Yay!! 3d
Bookzombie Thank you! With the move, I never made my bingo board, so I‘m probably scrapping that for September. I will have to think about my October list as we are still waiting on the movers to bring our stuff, lol. 🎃 3d
KristiAhlers I‘m totally in but I‘m not home right now. On vacation with my best friend in NOLA! But I‘ll post my list and this months board when I get back next Sunday! 2d
TheSpineView The end of the month creep up on me! I started a list. Now I need to finish. 2d
Clare-Dragonfly YAY OCTOBER!!! 🍁🍎🎃🕸🫙🧙🏻‍♀️🍂🦇 2d
Grrlbrarian Hiurrah! I am 10K percent IN for Spooktober! 💀 2d
BkClubCare No! It can‘t be!! 2d
HufflepuffGirl90 How is it that close?!?!? 2d
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False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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My official list doesn‘t look like much at the moment, but it‘ll fill up once I decide what books to read for each event.

2 > NonFiction
3 > Buzzword: Animal/Creature
4 > Hannah Swensen book
5 > #WickedWords
11-20 > #TrappedOnAnIsland
21-25 > FREE spaces

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3d
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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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I‘ve only read a couple of Clare Mackintosh‘s books, but I really enjoy them! I feel like she tries to write different/unique mysteries (at least for me).

I really enjoyed this one and am glad I picked it up.

#SuperSeptember - probably last book I‘ll finish for the readathon

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 An author I need to try. 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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It's a Mystery | Sharon Dalgleish
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Here's another bingo for #Scarathlon2022. This one will be used for #Trappedonanisland, my library holds, and other random titles that will not be chosen for #bookspinbingo or #Trappedonanisland. The idea here is that what I will be reading will be chosen at random by someone else, the library, or the spin the wheel app. Should be fun. The real question is how many will I actually be able to read?

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome idea! 4d
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I have a huge book hangover from this book. Set in San Francisco in the mid 1950s, it tells the story of Lily, a 17 year old Chinese American girl. It‘s a powerful story that kept me on the edge of my seat toward the end of the book. Don‘t skip the afterword/author‘s notes. Highly recommended!!

Book two for this month‘s #TrappedOnAnIsland. So glad this book was chosen as one of my five books! :)

aperfectmjk Well I'm sold. Stacked! 5d
jenniferw88 There's a sequel coming 5d
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Trapped on Treasure Island | Floyd Gottfredson
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Just one week left before #Scarathlon2022 begins. It's not too late to sign up for #trappedonanisland. See original post for details.

Those that have signed up, please let me know if you would be interested in having 10 books wash ashore instead of 5. I myself am making a bingo card that is all about the unknown. Library holds, #trappedonanisland, and Spin The Wheel app.

Emilymdxn 10 is great for me! 5d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I don‘t mind 10 choices instead of 5. I need to fill out a #BookSpinBingo board for October, so extra options would be helpful. 👍 5d
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Pigpen_Reads 5 for me please 😊 5d
Allylu 5 please 5d
Laughterhp 5 for me! 5d
PuddleJumper I'm up for 10 but fine with 5 if that's what the majority want 5d
Nessavamusic Either is fine with me, as my choices are my Bookspin bingo picks anyway. So 10 is great! 5d
Bookworm54 5 for me please :) 5d
MartinaLove Either way, I don't mind. :) 5d
Read4life 10 please 5d
IndoorDame I like the idea of 5 better :) 5d
JoeMo I‘m good w/ 5! 5d
TheAromaofBooks I think I will stick with five as I seem to be embroiled in a lot of challenges these days 😂 4d
Larkken I can do ten! 🥰 will probably use the list to draw from for other challenges, so the more the merrier! 4d
julieclair 5 works best for me, but I can do 10 if that‘s what everyone decides. 4d
BookwormAHN I'm good with either 😺 4d
Clwojick I‘m great with 10! 4d
FantasyChick I can do 10! Might as well start big 🤣 3d
WJCintron How does it work?! I‘m a little lost. Lol. So many challenges for October that my brain is glitching already. 😂🤣 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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So here hopefully is my final list for all of the fun in October! As of right now, I‘m using this list for #scarathlon #bookspinbingo #promptmaze #31by31 and #Spookoween2022 with some of these titles also being used for #littenlisten and #trappedonanisland. Who knows, I‘ll probably add another readathon or bingo style of event between now and October 1st!

@TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious @aperfectmjk @TheSpineView @Catsandbooks

TheSpineView 👍🤩🌞🧡📘🎃 6d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
Catsandbooks Great spooky selections! 👻🎃🖤 6d
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Thanks to #trappedonanisland I have finally finished this one. It's been on my TBR for YEARS! It started off kind of slow for me, but then it really picked up. Now, I can finally watch the movie. 😁

@HeathHof #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

HeathHof Yay! I still need to watch the movie myself. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 7d
perfectsinner I've read this 3x. Haven't seen the movie though 6d
steph.infxn Y'all have gotta watch the movie; it's breathtaking. 5d
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This is a great little book. There are extracts of poetry next to images of viking archaeological finds. There is a decent amount of notes and context to place things historically and understand what is going on

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol, I love they have the explanation for what a trouser-snake is. 🤣😂 5d
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