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kwmg40
Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here's how I did with #wintercosy, #wintercleardown, #longdarknights and #brightcolddays bingo cards in the month of December! #wintergames #snowangels

I still have January to work on finishing #wintercleardown but I thought I'd post my progress.

Thanks to @Emilymdxn and @Puddlejumper for hosting these challenges!

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kwmg40
The Maid | Nita Prose
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this cozy mystery featuring Molly the Maid. It was fun and charming with great characters. I liked all the twists and turns, though I have to admit that some of the surprises revealed at the end made the story a bit implausible.

I chose this book for the “published in 2022“ prompt of #CloakAndDaggerChristmas, though I didn't quite finish by Dec. 25.. @Ruthiella

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn

Ruthiella Aw, we‘ll let the timing slide! 😉 Nice work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 4mo
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kwmg40
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Pickpick

This is a low pick for me. It's not an especially strong mystery but it's definitely a fun read for the Christmas season.

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn
#DashingDecember @Andrew65

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kwmg40
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Pickpick

I loved this second book in the Aggie Morton series, a middle-grade series inspired by Agatha Christie's characters. It's a classic country-house mystery set during the Christmas holidays, with the brave and clever young detectives outsmarting the criminals.

I adore the cover art too -- that poor snowman! 😂

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn
#DashingDecember @Andrew65
#CloakandDaggerChristmas @Ruthiella

Catsandbooks Sounds like a cute introduction to cozy mysteries for kids! 4mo
Ruthiella This definitely sounds like a fun series! Had my hold for Truly Devious not come in, I was going to start the first book for the same prompt. 4mo
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batsy It looks so cute! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Emilymdxn This cover is incredible ⛄️ 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
BookmarkTavern Such a cute cover! 4mo
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kwmg40
Starter Villain | John Scalzi
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Pickpick

This was a great choice for #LitsySciFiBookClub. I've read a lot of Scalzi's books and this would rank among my favourites. I love the aggressively rude dolphins and I crack up every time I look at this cover image!

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays #DashingDecember
@Emilymdxn @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️🐱 4mo
Ruthiella I loved the dolphins ! 😂 4mo
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TheSpineView It is a great book! Well done! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Emilymdxn Aggressively rude dolphins you say 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
BookmarkTavern I can‘t wait to start this one! 4mo
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kwmg40
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Pickpick

I love making dumplings and thought I'd try a new recipe from this graphic novel which offers, not just recipes, but interesting information about the history of dumplings and variations in different Asian cuisines.

This recipe turned out to be very tasty, though I used Shanghai bok choy instead of kale, as I had that on hand.

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn

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kwmg40
A Man and His Cat 1 | Umi Sakurai
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This is the first volume of a manga series about an older man, recently bereaved, who adopts a cat that no one else seems to want. The story is totally charming and Fukumaru the cat is adorable!

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn

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kwmg40
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A pot dealer with an unambitious boyfriend ends up on a reality show, trying to earn a spot on a one-way expedition to Mars.

The story is both a lighthearted rom-com and a dark, biting satire, with some interesting science and sci-fi mixed in. There were parts that dragged, interspersed with moments of brilliance.

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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Emilymdxn I‘ve been really wanting to read this one! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 4mo
BookmarkTavern Wow! That sounds really interesting! 4mo
kwmg40 @Emilymdxn @BookmarkTavern I'd love to hear what others think of this book. It's described as Willis's debut novel, but it's not her debut book. I'd read one of her short story collections a few years ago and thought it was excellent. 4mo
BookmarkTavern My local library has a copy! I‘ve just put a hold on it! 🧡 4mo
kwmg40 @BookmarkTavern Great! Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 4mo
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NikkiM5
In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Pickpick

The tagged was a cute holiday season read. And it gave me my first Bingo for #wintergames #brightcolddays

#USS #UglySweaterSquad

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PuddleJumper
Asexual Fairy Tales | Elizabeth Hopkinson
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This is not an anthology of asexual fairy tales or even fairy tales reimagined with asexual people.

If I'm being kind, it could be more aro than ace but I'm not being kind because this book is offensive.

Most of the stories were about people avoiding unwanted marriage or avoiding or escaping sexual assault.

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PuddleJumper There is one story that involves raping a comotose woman but it's ok because they were together before she fell into a coma.

Throughout the different stories there was a ‘sex bad and disgusting‘ vibe and that people were virtuous for not wanting it. There are sex repulsed asexual people (and other people) and that's ok but not everyone that is ace thinks that.
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PuddleJumper It does not represent asexuality at all. The stories didn't even include asexuality. It's very confusing and offensive. 5mo
5feet.of.fury Yikes 5mo
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willaful Ewww. 5mo
thegreensofa Ohmygoodness! 😯🙁 5mo
Emilymdxn Damn I‘ve seen this book around a lot and thought it looked good 5mo
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