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#BookReport this week has two books checked off for #BBRC and progress made in a couple of #buddyread titles. I‘m behind on Middlemarch and slightly behind on The Jane Austen Project, but should be able to catch up quickly.

Year of Wonder offers a movement or a segment of classical music each day - I finally created a Spotify account to follow along with the daily selections - as well as a short write up on why the music was selected. So good!

Bluebird 84 Charing Cross Road is one of my all time favorites! So glad you liked it! (edited) 1mo
Librarybelle @Bluebird I start every year reading it - it is such a good way to bring in the new year! 1mo
Bluebird What a wonderful tradition! I seem to reread it randomly, but I love your idea. I may start that next year 1mo
Cinfhen @AnneCecilie is reading Year of Wonder too!! I must check it out!! Sounds fabulous 🎶 1mo
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Thanks to #NetGalley and the publisher for this #ALC !

I listened to this one not realizing that it the third in the series featuring the Jansen brothers. However, other than other characters‘ romantic back stories, I felt like I did not miss much from the prior books.

Hailey and Wes meet awkwardly but then begin a friendship. But, can they just be friends? This was light and funny, though some moments I had to shake my head ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle ⬆️⬆️⬆️at the characters‘ actions in certain issues. The dual narration worked well to tell the story from Hailey‘s perspective and Wes‘s perspective, though I liked the female narration a bit more. 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Cinfhen I hate when that happens… popping in to the middle of a series!! Glad you were able to sort out the backstories 😚 1mo
LibrarianRyan Nice! 1mo
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No Talking | Andrew Clements
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Can the entire infamous 5th grade at Laketon Elementary School stay quiet for 48 hours? Lessons in cooperation, respect, and communication abound in this book. Clements does well in using Gandhi‘s silence as an agent to change and making the lessons understandable for kids. This is a recognized PA School Librarian‘s Association Young Readers Choice Award winner, for the 2008-2009 school year. #BBRC #YourStateAwardWinner

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan I LOVE this book. It is one of my fav!!!! 1mo
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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 SEVENTEEN! Our official #DoubleSpin number is SEVEN!! 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. I am NOT tagging anyone on that post!! If you want to bingo, please just check my profile for the card. This saves me having to double tag ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont‘d) everyone/keep track of who wants to bingo and who doesn‘t!!

I use the same tag list for the entire year, so if you would like to be added or removed, please just let me know. It takes me a while to tag everyone (there are over 200 of you!!!) so I will add “FINISHED” to the last tag batch so you know whether or not I missed you. If I did, it was completely inadvertent. Sometimes I just spell someone‘s username wrong.
TheAromaofBooks cont‘d) As of now, I am CLOSING the Google form for 2022!!! The link below is the BRAND NEW 2023 FORM (that literally looks exactly like the 2022 form LOL). 207 of you submitted 2022 entries!! I‘ll be sorting through them this week and hopefully will post the winners by the weekend!!

Below are a few housekeeping items that I post every month. Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy reading!! ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (Cont'd) 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. ⬇

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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!! ⬇ 1mo
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/tc6U17AuVw4ssG2v8 - You can use this Form two different ways: You can update it throughout the year OR you can wait and fill in ⬇ 1mo
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 ⬇ 1mo
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 2023!! 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!!! 1mo
AmyG I will be reading 1mo
wideeyedreader Lol mine are the same book! I guess it counts twice! 1mo
Megabooks Somehow I‘m not on the tag list, and I‘d like to be. I was watching your account for the drop, and I‘m really excited for these! Thanks! 1mo
Megabooks Whoops I looked too soon! You have me! 👍🏻😁 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Karons1 @behudd

FINISHED!!! If you didn't get tagged, please let me know so I can add you to the list!! ❤
GinaKButler Woo-hoo! I‘m reading 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Whoops, one more!! Glad to have you along @kstadt929 !! 1mo
Nelnjali Thanks for doing this again this year! It is so much fun! 1mo
Kristin_Reads Yay! I‘ll be reading 1mo
LaraReads Yay! So excited! 1mo
PuddleJumper Yay! Thanks for running it again this year 1mo
Lcsmcat That for continuing this! My book also counts toward #authoramonth! 1mo
lauraisntwilder Thank you!! 1mo
ChasingOm I think I fell off the tag list, but I‘m really looking forward to reading the first book in a new cozy mystery series for my Book Spin! 🧋 (edited) 1mo
kellyann28 Thank you! ❤️ 1mo
Librarybelle Yay! This works out so well - I‘ve got a #BBRC selection, and the first book I wanted to read from @thegreensofa ‘a #AuldLangSpine list - The Exiles!! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Yay! Happy New Reading Year! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yay! I‘ll be reading Katherine Addison/Sarah Monette and Shirley Jackson books this month! I got The Grief of Stones from the library (I now have four ebooks out at once… better get reading) and I‘ll have to find the Shirley Jackson book I borrowed from my MIL 😅 (edited) 1mo
Suet624 Thank you!!! 1mo
Bookworm54 Hello! I don‘t seem to be tagged this time if you could add me to the list :) 1mo
claudiuo Thank you so much! Happy New Year! 1mo
CBee Thanks, Sarah!! 1mo
ChelseaM6010 Yay! Looks like I‘ll be tackling a book from the Rory Gilmore challenge—- 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @ChasingOm @Bookworm54 - I have you both on the list now!! Thanks for letting me know!! 1mo
Julsmarshall Woohoo! 1mo
staci.reads The tagged book is my BS and DS is The Stone Sky, the final nook of The Broken Earth trilogy. Yay! 1mo
squirrelbrain Hi Sarah, I suddenly decided to join in after a few months off…. Could you tag me in future please? Thanks so much! 1mo
MeganAnn Will you add me to the tag list? I‘m definitely joining in again this year! Thanks for continuing to host this. 1mo
Liz_M Please add me to the tag list! Thank you for continuing this fun challenge. 😊 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @squirrelbrain @Liz_M @MeganAnn - I've got you on the list now!! Glad to have you along for another year!! 1mo
ChasingOm Thank you! I‘ve been inactive for a while, but I‘m looking forward to being a reader again this year. 💜 1mo
Moll I have been so excited for this post!! Thank you @TheAromaofBooks 😍 1mo
bookandbedandtea Thanks for keeping this going, Sarah! You're awesome! 1mo
Kangaj1 Thank you! My bookspin is A Man Called Ove (reread before the movie release!) and my doublespin is Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve. 1mo
BookHoarder32 I have to print off the book list template still, but going off my monthly tbr list, my bookspin is Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman, and my doublespin is Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell - both books I‘m looking forward to 📚 Yay! 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Yay! My bookspin is The Rose Code and my doublespin is tagged 1mo
MatchlessMarie Awesome! My books this month are Kay‘s Anatomy and Read Between the Lines. 🫀🫁🧠📖 1mo
yourfavouritemixtape I am so looking forward to this!! 1mo
robinb Happy New Year, Sarah! I think I forgot to sign up for #BookSpin for 2023…oops! Could you please add me to your list? Thanks! 1mo
robinb Great!! I‘ve got The Narrowboat Summer and The Survivors. 😊 1mo
AshleyHoss820 My BookSpin is a #52BookClub23 book: Castle Otranto (a book with a subtitle). My Double BookSpin is a 1,001 Book (I-P): I‘m Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti ☺️🙌🏻 (edited) 1mo
CloakNQuill Wild that‘s my birthday 17/7 😅 1mo
BookishMadHatter Awesome, thanks! I got Monstrous Intent and Genesis. This seems like such a fun way to get through at least a portion of my tbr lol 1mo
Caryl Hooray! I'm thrilled that my bookspin is a doublespin I didn't get to last year, and I've started it already: Maizy Chen's Last Chance. My doublespin is Daddy-Long-Legs, which is a re-read for me. Thank you for hosting this awesome challenge each month! 1mo
julieclair Yay! We're off and running for another fun year! My bookspin is The Seeing Stone and my doublespin is Dial A for Aunties. 😃 1mo
gossamerchild Thanks so much for doing this, I'm so excited! My BookSpin is The Oracle Year by Charles Soule and my DoubleSpin is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 1mo
Daisey Could you add me to the new tag list please? So looking forward to this again this year! 1mo
willaful Did I fall off the tag list? I missed this post. 😱 Luckily I thought to go looking for it. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Daisey - I added you!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @willaful - I'm so sorry!! I had your name spelled wrong apparently - hopefully fixed now!! 1mo
willaful No worries, thanks for fixing it! Tagging must be a ton of work. 1mo
BookNAround I‘m laughing about my picks since I filled my board with all sorts of choices and just a few books that have been on my list for two or three years now. Both my bookspin and double bookspin options have been on my list for literally years (and in fact my bookspin was chosen as a bookspin book one month a couple of years ago—maybe this time I‘ll actually read it!). 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @BookNAround - The BookSpin Fates are coming for you! 😂 1mo
CSeydel 🎉happy new year! My bookspin is Quackery by Lydia Kang and my doublespin is From Here to Eternity by Caitlyn Doughty. Woot! (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Crazeedi - Is this the post you wanted to see, or are you looking for something else?? 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace O.o You have me reading radical theory to start the year out. 1mo
JackOBotts @Jadee - here is one of the #bookspin posts by the host! Good luck! 2w
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I really enjoyed this book. Billie, Helen, Mary Alice and Natalie are retired assassins who head off on a cruise together and end up back in the game.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #BBRC #YeahBaby #ItsAboutDamnTime @LibrarianRyan #LMPMC @MaleficentBookDragon @LiteraryinLawrence I mailed to off to you today
@BookishPiper @suvata

LibrarianRyan Nice! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence Yay! Excited to finish my December book and move on to this one! 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence The book arrived! Thanks so much! 1mo
BookwormAHN @LiteraryinLawrence I'm glad it made it 😺 1mo
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Shuna's Journey | Hayao Miyazaki
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I had a hard time finding a book for my last #BBRC prompt #AdultAGraphicNovelFromTheYearYourWereBorn but this Miyazaki 1983 classic has just been translated into English for the first time. It‘s an amazing little story based on a traditional Tibetan legend about barley becoming their staple crop. With adaptations that tell a larger political story. It‘s beautifully done and unlike anything I‘ve read before. Very glad I picked it!

IndoorDame This is the first emonogatari I‘ve read and though I tend to love more fluid graphic novels, it took me quite a while to get the hang of reading from right to left without the guide of the traditional style of panels and quote bubbles. 3mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 3mo
Aimeesue Miyazaki ❤️❤️❤️ Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies. Well, almost all the Studio Ghibli movies are. (edited) 3mo
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The Nature of Witches | Rachel Griffin
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I really enjoyed this book. At times it could be a little too ya. The magic system was cool. Each witch has a designated season which they are strongest in controlling except Clara, she is an Everwitch & has power through all four seasons but she can't control it. I'm really looking forward to the #SundayBuddyRead discussion @TheBookHippie
#TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious #ScarathlonDailyPrompts Day 13 #Witch #ScarathlonWordSearch #Spookoween

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Cute mystery great for older kids, like 4-6/7? Fun for a story time I‘d think. #bbrc #picturebook:A #boookspinbingo #BINGO #scarathlon #teamslaughter +46ptd

LibrarianRyan Nice. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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The Handyman | Bentley Little
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The Handyman is one of Little's more gruesome stories & just as Cujo reminds us to make sure our St. Bernards have their rabies vaccines, Handyman is about the importance of making sure the people who work on our houses are licensed & bonded.
The other 4 are entertaining ghost stores that Tamed Wild put together. The La Vampire is one that is credited in helping give Anne Rice ideas for Interview 👻
#TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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Sailor Moon 1 | Naoko Takeuchi
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In case I need reminded, manga is really not my favorite reading genre, but I completely understand the appeal. Just not for me!

This is the first in the well known Sailor Moon series, so provides the background on the rise of Sailor Moon and her allies, plus the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. The illustrations are fun. #BBRC #TeenAngst #ShojoManga

#CatsOfLitsy #Xander

TheBookHippie I can‘t do it. My niece loves it! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Ohh. Too bad. I love it but I grew up with it so it‘s a bit different for me. 4mo
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