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Just for kicks I thought I‘d look at my #bookspin and #doublespin and one month‘s #triplespin since I won‘t get around to writing reviews for any I haven‘t yet. But I did get through most of them so big thanks for the inspiration @TheAromaofBooks . I didn‘t play along in January. Meet Me in Monaco was the doublespin for June and the bookspin for July and A Shot in the Dark was the doublespin for both August and September.

Suet624 Fantastic! 2y
BookNAround @CoverToCoverGirl There was only a triplespin in April as far as my notes go. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I love this!!! It makes me happy to see how people have gotten books checked off their list. So fun!!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks @CoverToCoverGirl - I only did #TripleSpin one month (in April). In May we did #BookSpinBonanza where everyone tried to read all 20 of their books in the order they were drawn out (way too challenging haha). The in July I started #BookSpinBingo which seems to be the best way for some people to still only read one or two books from their list but let other people read more, so I've stuck with that!! I just started #BookSpin last January 😂 2y
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Ce livre est un trésor que tout homme marié doit avoir dans sa bibliothèque car il lui renseigne sur ce qu‘il doit savoir concernant lui-même, sa femme et ses enfants.

#ebooks #bookspinbonanza #PemberLittens #bookspin #favs #potteraday #BiblioMAYnia #wondrouswednesday #ManicMonday #books

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I did not have high hopes for this. I wanted to read it more for the sake of reading and not because of interest but...wow! This is probably one of the best books I've read so far this year! So heartbreaking and so infuriating but so, so interesting to read.

Happy these women finally have their voice

Thank you for the pick @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I may never have picked this up 😘😘


TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm glad you enjoyed it! 2y
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#WeeklyForecast - I didn't post one last week because I wasn't home, and felt oddly adrift this week!! Currently reading a batch of 5 87th Precinct books, which I have been doing off and on for several months - 55 books in the series & I am in the 30s now haha This group has felt a little more ...over-the-top gritty, I guess. Haven't enjoyed them as much.

Anyway, planning to finish the tagged book & read Heat, then on to The Switch for #LMPBC. ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) The MHC book is from a box of random mystery books that @EadieB sent me a while back & I am still working through. Would Like to Meet & I've Got Your Number are both fro the romcom buying binge I went through in June. Mystery Mountain is a MG book I've had since, oh, 2003 & have never read. 😂 Beauty Sleep is a random book from the TBR, & the Peretti books I've been meaning to reread for like a decade & have been on my “short“ list ⬇ 3y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) since May's #BookSpinBonanza yet still haven't gotten read!!! Maybe it will really happen this week!!

I didn't end up participating in #JubilantJuly which was sad for me, as I usually love the longer readathons. Hopefully I'll be ready for August instead!!

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Marydent Just curious. What is MG? 3y
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Andrew65 You‘re always welcome 😊👍 Ed McBain books remind me of my youth! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Marydent - here on Litsy MG usually refers to Middle Grade, so books aimed at readers ages 8-13 ish 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 - for the most part, I have been really enjoying them. Batches of five are just about right for getting into the groove but not having them feel too same-y haha 3y
rabbitprincess Are you at the Eighty Million Eyes / Eight Black Horses part of the 87th series? One of those two was way too gritty for teenage me, but I can‘t remember which one 😳 3y
TheAromaofBooks @rabbitprincess - I read Eighty Million Eyes a while back... I don't specifically remember that one being too gritty, but it may have been haha Eight Black Horses should be in my next batch, and it looks like it stars the Deaf Man, my favorite villain. Out of this batch, Calypso was just tooooo over-the-top for me - there was a lot of gratuitous sex, a bizarre reason for the crime, & a torture scene that went too far - I get squeamish!! 3y
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks I think it was gritty in the sense of having a really naughty sex scene 😳 I love the Deaf Man books too! My all time fave 87th book is 3y
Cinfhen Hope you had a nice time at the cabin💗Happy belated anniversary 3y
TheAromaofBooks @rabbitprincess - I really enjoyed that one, too!!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Thank you!!! I really lucked out in the husband department!! 😍 3y
Cinfhen Awwwww 🥰 3y
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Lady Susan, the Watsons, Sanditon | Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble
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My nr 4 #bookspinbonanza 😅 Lady Susan is funny and shows Austen's intelligence and sarcasm, I wished the Watsons had been longer - it was very Austeny and enjoyable. Sanditon I liked the least, probably because it ended just as I felt we were getting started.
@TheAromaofBooks 😃

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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Here is my list for July #bookspin 😁 For numbers 1-20 I‘ve included all the books by Black authors I own (excluding sequels) as well as books from my #bookspinbonanza and #15books15weeks lists that I haven‘t/didn‘t get to yet. The extra numbers 21-25 I‘ve pulled books that I‘ve had on previous #bookspin lists. One for each month. April and March are the #bookspin books I still need to finish 🙈 Can‘t wait for the next round! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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My #bookspin #doublespin #BookBingo list is up. Book #1 is the tagged book. For virtual March (a free space), I‘ll choose a medical nonfiction book. For virtual April, a title from my unfinished #BookSpinBonanza. And for June, natch, something unfinished from June 😊 I‘m looking forward to this! Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks 🎉

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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July, July: A Novel | Tim O'Brien
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Well friends, July is only a week away!!!! I genuinely can't believe it! This is your OFFICIAL reminder to post your #BookSpin lists!! As always, this is a challenge you can do some months & skip other months, so just let me know if you want to skip but would still like to be on the tag list!

This month I will be adding the #BookSpinBingo option & am honestly SO STOKED about it! I tagged everyone in a post about it a couple weeks ago AND also ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) made a follow-up/clarification post here - https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1959936 (I did not tag everyone, so you may want to make sure you read it!!) that explains the concept a little more thoroughly. TL;DR - the easiest way to participate is to make your list be 25 books instead of 20. The second-easiest way is to know that you're going to have 5 free spaces. 😁

Some of you have already posted your lists, so I'm sorry you're ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) getting another tag!!

When you post your list PLEASE make sure you tag me directly as I sadly do not have time to go through the #BookSpin feed every day. If I do not COMMENT on your list/post within about 24hrs, just give me another tag because everyone once in a while Litsy doesn't notify me & I miss it!!

Can't wait to see everyone's lists!! Let me know if you have any questions/concerns/happy thoughts & I will be back on the 2nd!!!
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zezeki I'll be joining for the bingo, I'll post my list in a couple of days. 3y
Librarybelle Yay! I‘m thinking up my #bookspin stack for July... 3y
Jari-chan So excited!!! 🎉 3y
wanderinglynn Yay! I‘m in 🎉 3y
Maria514626 👏👏🎉🎉🎉 I have so many ARCs for my list. 🤦‍♀️😂 3y
AmyG Yay! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon It's going to be fun! My bingo list is up. 3y
DieAReader Awesome!! Just finished putting my list together last night. Posting it soon😉 3y
SamAnne I‘m in! Even though I‘m still reading a book from May #bookspin.... 3y
Addison_Reads Awesome! I'm excited. 😁 3y
TheAromaofBooks @SamAnne - No worries - I had someone tag me this month in their review for their February book, so it's all good! 😂 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm in! I may not get a BINGO, but I'll certainly try! 3y
ravenlee I‘m in for bingo, but I‘m waiting until the last second to make my list (as usual). I‘n waiting on some books I ordered that I hope to incorporate. 3y
Melismatic I‘m definitely game! I‘ll post my updated list soon. 3y
AsYouWish I‘m in!! I am excited to try the Bingo!! As usually I am waiting for all of my challenges to post their prompts for the month, so it will be a few days before I get my list together. 3y
Eggs Thanks @TheAromaofBooks ❤️ Posting my list this week📚 3y
robinb Thanks for the reminder! I‘ll work on my list. I‘m definitely still in for the spins, not sure about Bingo. 😊 3y
Deblovestoread I‘m in for spins! 3y
i.besteph Thank you @TheAromaofBooks! I‘m still compiling my list. I‘ll post it ASAP! 🤗🤗 3y
rabbitprincess Woot woot! I will be posting my list on June 30 if I can hold out that long...I will be using what remains on deck at the end of the month and have high hopes of whittling that pile down by a book or two 😅 3y
coffeewithbooks We can pick any books we want to read? 3y
HannaPolkadots Will post my list, but probably only for a single #bookspin, since I'm still working on #bookspinbonanza 😅😎 3y
bookandbedandtea I *think* I have my list ready but will review it and post in a couple days. #BookSpinBingo sounds fun! 3y
UwannaPublishme Woooo hoooo! Thanks for your detailed explanation! I‘m all in for #BookSpinBingo 🙌🏻 3y
BookwormAHN Working on my list 😺 3y
Allylu I‘m in. I will work on my list. 3y
Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Lesanne I think I‘m going to skip July (still working on #Bookspin for June !) but please keep me on the tag list! 😊 3y
Soubhiville I‘m not sure if I‘ll do the bingo card, depends if I get any ARCs I need to read this month. Keep tagging me please though, I‘ll definitely do book spin and double spin at least! 3y
InBooksILive I'm so excited for BINGO! My list will be up within the next couple days 😊 3y
TheAromaofBooks @thereadingunicorn - Yes!! You choose any 20 (or this month, 25 haha) books you've been meaning to read. Then when I pick the numbers, you try to read those numbered books from yours list. (So in June everyone was trying to read books 3 and 10.) Everyone is reading different books, but the same numbers, if that makes sense!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Lesanne - Sounds good!! I'll keep you on the tag list, and you can always jump in later if you change your mind!! 3y
ozma.of.oz Woo! This is going to be fun! 3y
coffeewithbooks @TheAromaofBooks yes that does . How does bingo work though? 3y
TheAromaofBooks @thereadingunicorn - After you make you list, tag me when you post so I add you to the list. On the 2nd I will draw 2 numbers which are the “official“ #BookSpin numbers. Then I am going to put them back in the jar & mix them in, then draw out all the numbers & as I draw them, I'll write them into the bingo card. Then everyone can read books that match those numbers to try & get a bingo. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @thereadingunicorn - I posted a sample bingo card & some more details here - https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1959936 3y
coffeewithbooks @TheAromaofBooks I read it and I‘m still so confused sorry 3y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Hmmm...this actually sounds quite intriguing... I may be putting the cart before the horse on this considering I haven‘t even finished my TBR for June, but I think I might participate in this. I guess I can always add whatever I don‘t get to in this month to the Bingo card. 😅 3y
Kimzey Not sure if I know what I‘m doing with the bingo, but I‘m in! Will post my list shortly. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm - You're very welcome to join!! Just post a list of 20 or 25 books (if you do 20, you'll have 5 free spaces; 20 is the “normal“ #bookspin number) & tag me when you do. Then on the 2nd I'll post the bingo card with the numbers randomly scattered around on it, and you'll match the books on your list with their numbers (so if the top row is 3, 15, 12, 1, 7, you put those numbered books from your list into the card). 3y
TheAromaofBooks @revenge4porgy - The regular #BookSpin challenge, which happens every month, is people make a list of 20 books they've been meaning to read. Then on the 2nd I draw out two numbers & everyone tries to read those numbered books from their lists. So everyone is reading a different book, but the same number, if that makes sense haha In July I'm getting crazy & doing the #BookSpinBingo. Everyone still makes their lists, but I am going to draw ⬇ 3y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) all 20 numbers & use them to fill in a bingo card randomly. If you visit this post that I made https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1959936 it has some more details about how it works. So to participate, just make a list of 20 (or 25) books & tag me!! 20 is the normal BookSpin list, but to make the bingo card even I'll be drawing 25 numbers, so people are either making a list of 25 books or planning to have 21-25 be free spaces. @revenge4porgy 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Kimzey - As long as you post your regular list of 20 books, hopefully the rest will make sense when I draw the numbers! 😂 But basically I'm going to draw the numbers & use them to randomly fill out a bingo card, so you can read books that match the numbers to make a bingo - so if a row is 4, 12, 16, 2, 7 you would read those numbered books from your list to score a bingo. 3y
Sarahreadstoomuch Might try this! I think I get what you‘re trying for... might be interesting! 3y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks Will do! Thanks! ❤️😊👍 3y
VeganCleopatra Quick question...is it ok to include old DoubleSpins that we didn't get to? Or even the bookspin we only partially competed? (Just in case I don't finish mine for June, though I'm hoping to do so.) 3y
TheAromaofBooks @VeganCleopatra - Certainly!! Any books you want to read are fair game!! However, I do give people “credit“ (i.e. an entry for the end-of-the-year giveaway) even if they read a book in a different month from when it was picked - for instance, you can read your April BookSpin in August, and just let me know it's April's book when you review it & I'll still give you credit. 3y
VeganCleopatra I had no idea there was even an end of the year giveaway! Ha. And that's rather nice of you to give such credit...you really don't like strict rules as you said . 😏 3y
TheAromaofBooks @VeganCleopatra - as I like to say, it's a bit of a lawless challenge! 😂 As long as people are reading, I'm happy!! 3y
alisiakae Hoping to jump back on board in July! 3y
Erinsuereads So excited! 3y
KarouBlue Done! Hoping to make a dent this month! 3y
ferskner I think I'm in on this? I confess that I never understand book bingo...but I'll try! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - For this bingo, you just need your list of books numbered 1-25. I'm going to draw out all the numbers randomly & write them down as I draw them, so the bingo card will have the 25 numbers all shuffled together. You read the books from your list that match the numbers - so if the top row ends up being 17, 3, 9, 12, and 5, if you read those books from your list you get a bingo!! I'm going to pick the regular #BookSpin/#DoubleSpin 3y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) numbers & include them in the bingo card, so many people are just doing regular #BookSpin without the bingo, while others are going to try to score a bingo using the #BookSpin number - i.e. if #bookspin is 4, they'll try to score a bingo by reading the row or column that includes no. 4. Hopefully it will make more sense when we actually do it... in the meantime, TL;DR - if you want to join, just make up a list of 20 or 25 books! 😂 3y
ferskner Okay that makes sense! Any time I see a book bingo I'm like "but wouldn't you just read the five books to get a bingo?" I expected there to be some element of randomness like in regular bingo, someone else "calling the numbers", as it were. I'm clearly overthinking it. :) 3y
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - I think part of the confusion is that a lot of people post their BookSpin lists in a collage format, so it already kind of looks like a bingo board. But that's actually their list & those books are numbered 1-20 & thus will get shuffled around when I draw the “official“ numbers out on Thursday! 3y
claudiuo Almost July. Can‘t wait... 3y
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Roomies | Christina Lauren
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#BookReport - Didn't make any progress with #ReadYourSign or #BookSpin, but I did check off 4 1/2 more books for May's #BookSpinBonanza (this is what happens when you read entire series instead of just individual books!), finished both my #LMPBC reads, and two romcoms (I NEED FLUFF!), including the tagged book (not pictured) as well as Our Stop. So a busy week, and special thanks to @Andrew65's #JoysofJune Readathon which has really inspired me!!

Yuki_Onna @TheAromaofBooks Thanks again for explaining #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin to me, and I also get #BookSpinBingo now 🤓😁, but I have one more question: How does BookSpinBonanza work??
I think that's all the challenge variants I came across so far. Or are there still more? 🤔 Any help is greatly appreciated!
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TheAromaofBooks @Yuki_Onna - no worries!! So the Bonanza was only for the month of May, but what I did was draw all 20 numbers and anyone who wanted to tried to read all 20 books from their list in the order that they were drawn!! I failed at my own challenge (lol) so I'm still reading the rest of my list from May just for fun. I'll probably do another Bonanza challenge in the fall. 3y
Yuki_Onna @TheAromaofBooks 😂 Failing at your own challenge sounds a lot like me, too... 😅 Thank you so much for explaining, I feel a lot less dumb now when I'm browsing Litsy. And #BookSpin and its variants are such cool ideas! I'm assembling my list for July! 🤘 3y
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TheAromaofBooks @Yuki_Onna - There are loads of challenges and crazy stuff going on all over Litsy!! I was super overwhelmed when I first joined, but then it turned out that basically everyone here is so friendly and happy to explain stuff, so never be worried about asking questions because this is definitely a more-the-merrier kind of group!!! 3y
Yuki_Onna @TheAromaofBooks Why, just like you! Thank you, that's so super sweet of you! Have a great weekend! 🙏 3y
Andrew65 Can‘t beat a GOOD romcom. Pleased to see the Readathon has helped, good luck for the last two days. 3y
Gissy Same here! No progress in my reading during this month. But I have enjoyed many activities outside and I even started to swim again at the beach😱which is something not easy for me. Still coping with my fears😳☺️ 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Gissy - I hope your swimming progress goes well!! I've never been a big fan of the water. My idea of swimming is to put my feet in and nothing else! 😂 This time of year is always busy with outside projects, so sometimes my reading gets put on the back burner!! 3y
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