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My June #BookspinBingo board. My #Bookspin is #camplitsy read The Bandits, which I‘m thoroughly enjoying. #Doublespin #Naturalitsy read is Islands of Abandonment, a book I‘ve been meaning to get to for awhile. Looking forward to the month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 8h
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And done! This was excellent! Won‘t say too much since a lot of campers are still reading it, but I‘m so looking forward to the second discussion! #CampLitsy @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks

BarbaraBB First discussion added so much to the book for me. Can‘t wait for the second either! 1d
Crazeedi Sounds like a great read! 20h
CBee @Crazeedi it‘s fantastic! Hope you‘ve been okay, friend 💚 16h
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squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! We have some more great questions for the second half! 14h
Crazeedi @CBee it's been a difficult 6 months. I'll tell you all soon 2h
CBee @Crazeedi I‘m so sorry 😢 I‘m not writing much, but feel free to email me anytime 💚 2h
Crazeedi @CBee I haven't written anything in months. I hear you. Take care and thank you 2h
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I‘ve been reading about caste discrimination and about Phoolan Devi - thought I‘d share a couple of articles! Still loving this book 💚💚 #CampLitsy

Megabooks Thanks for sharing! So many interesting angles to this book. 1d
JamieArc Thanks! I‘ve been meaning to do some research to find out if the Bandit Queen was based off of a real person! 1d
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CBee @Megabooks I just finished it and wow, what a book! Can‘t wait for the second discussion! 1d
BarbaraBB Thanks! I have been googling her as well. So interesting! 1d
squirrelbrain Thanks for posting this! 14h
CBee @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain you‘re so welcome! 😊 13h
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Book Report Beagle | Pamela Klawitter
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Really good reading week except for The Guest, which is my new worst book of the year! 1⭐️ is generous. 🙄 Read @Hooked_on_books review.

On the great side is Burgess, a wonderful gift from @BarbaraBB 😘 Strout is just wonderful! The book about the Shakurs blew my mind. A part of Black liberation history I knew little about. I was afraid Unfortunates would skew YA, but the mix of zine-style visual arts and heavy emotional topics work for me. ⬇️

BarbaraBB Such a good reading book! And I am glad you confirmed my expectations of the Cline 😇 1d
Megabooks Vacationland was fun 🧠🍭, and I love books set in Maine. I was once again glad to read @Hooked_on_books review of Late Americans because you can tell it‘s reformatted earlier works. It was good but just didn‘t knock me over with excellence like I expected. #borrownotbuy Crooked was interesting narrative nonfiction about President Harding‘s corrupt attorney general and the freshman senator that took him on. ⬇️ (edited) 1d
Megabooks Three Rooms I just didn‘t get, and Eels was fine, but nothing I‘ll remember in a week. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 1d
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB avoid it!! The blurb sounded okay, and I enjoyed her short story collection, but it was terrible! Paper thin plot, characters that I don‘t care about, etc. 👎👎👎 read Holly‘s review of the Taylor if you haven‘t. 1d
squirrelbrain Great wrap-up, as ever! 1d
Megabooks @squirrelbrain thanks friend! 💜😁 1d
squirrelbrain Also, I‘m glad The Guest didn‘t make it any higher up the #camplitsy list! 😬 1d
TrishB I‘ve not been tempted by the Cline one. Seems to be getting a lot of hype! 1d
Vansa Do elaborate on your bad review for The guest 😀 23h
sarahbarnes Interesting news about The Guest! I was intrigued by the premise. 10h
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A Book of Spinning Wheels | Joan Whittaker Cummer
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@TheAromaofBooks Excellent spins!!!! My #bookspin is one of the 2 #CampLitsy books I‘d hoped to join in for (though I‘ll never get my Libby copy read in time to actually do that, so I may buy an audio version) and my #doublespin was the #Roll100 book I was most excited about reading last month but never managed to, so now I have extra motivation to go back to it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Enjoy!! 4d
JamieArc The Bandit Queens is my BookSpin as well! I will look forward to your review of Fingersmith - I really liked it. 4d
AmyG Two wonderful books. 4d
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SamAnne Bandit queens is my bookspin too! 4d
IndoorDame @SamAnne @JamieArc we‘ll have a whole little cohort! 4d
TheLudicReader Fingersmith. Jealous you get to read it for the first time. 3d
IndoorDame @TheLudicReader ooh, books that elicit that reaction are always the best! I‘m excited! 3d
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We had a great time on our week away. It culminated in a family wedding, the sun came out and it was wonderful. Home now and absolutely exhausted! No where near enough reading done. I have some catching up to do for #camplitsy on the next couple of days!!

AmyG You have a beautiful family. ❤️ 4d
TheBookHippie How beautiful♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4d
Megabooks Fantastic pic! 💜 4d
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dabbe Lovely. 🩵🤍🩵 4d
BarbaraBB Lovely pic of a happy family 🤍 4d
Magpiegem @AmyG @TheBookHippie @Megabooks @dabbe @BarbaraBB Thank you 😊 it is quite a feat to get a photo of all 5 of us smiling so I had to share 😂 4d
marleed Love this pic! 3d
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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#camplitsy bookmail! I reckon I'm going to have read the bandit queens section for the weekend and have already read Birnham Wood so am feeling pretty confident in my participation this year!

squirrelbrain Yay! I got that lovely Yellowface today too! 5d
jhod @squirrelbrain 🤩 and obviously I already 5d
jhod Have romantic comedy and the claire fuller! 5d
Megabooks Yay! Gorgeous edition of Yellowface! 5d
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Oh, how I loved the second half of this book! Don‘t want to say much as we are discussing it June 3rd, but I loved it. Read library version and I‘m going to have to get a copy to keep. ❤️

squirrelbrain Yay - glad you loved it! 6d
Megabooks Yay! Happy to have you join our discussion! 6d
BarbaraBB So glad you loved it! And I love your collage 🧡 6d
Bklover @BarbaraBB Thank you! I truly am not very good at collages but I‘m trying to get out of the habit of setting the book on my lap or next to a dog and using that as the pic. 🩷🩷 6d
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The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Hello, June! I‘ll be doing some traveling for work this month, so my kindle is already all loaded up with #aam, #sundaybuddyread, one of the #camplitsy reads, and #roll100 picks 🥰

I can‘t decide if I want to read the tagged for #AuthoraMonth, or if I want to go in the suggested order for the Hainish Cycle and start with Rocannon‘s World… UKLG says there are only loose connection among the books, and I own the tagged novel, sooo…

bnp If I were in your place, I think I'd start with one you own. Rocannon's world is fairly early, and I think it isn't considered one of her best. 1w
bnp Which one do you have? 1w
Larkken @bnp I have Dispossessed on kindle, maybe a few others in physical book form, and I‘m getting the “first three” from the cycle on library hold at some point. So I have options, lol! I‘ve read several in the series a long, long time ago, but I‘ve no idea which (except Left Hand, I remember that one!) so I‘m excited to get back into it. 1w
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bnp @Larkken LeGuin is one of my favorite authors. I think my favorites are Left hand of darkness, Dispossessed, and Lathe of heaven. Or any collection of essays. 1w
Megabooks Ooo! Enjoy traveling!! Looking forward to having you join us at the CL discussions! 1w
rwmg @bnp I preferred Semley's Necklace, the short story which was expanded to become Rocannon's World. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
Larkken @bnp she‘s wonderful ! I usually gravitate to Ged but decided I wanted to get back into Hainish more 😊 6d
Larkken @rwmg ooo interesting that wasn‘t on my radar. Thanks!! 6d
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Read through chapter 16 and don‘t want to stop! Very much enjoying this one and so glad I decided to join #camplitsy 😊😊💚💚

AmyG This is a fun one. I‘m enjoying it too. 1w
Megabooks Yay! I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! It has great characters and a lot for us to discuss. So happy to have you at camp! 🏕️💜 1w
CBee @AmyG it is! It‘s dark at times but balances out with a lot of great humor. @Megabooks thank you! Looking forward to discussing! 1w
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AmyG Yes-it‘s fun and touching, dark and human. I look forward to discussing this too. I especially like Bandit. 1w
LeeRHarry Just started it today - seems promising! 😊 1w
CBee @AmyG oh, I LOVE Bandit. And very much like Geeta! 1w
CBee @LeeRHarry enjoy!! 1w
BarbaraBB Glad you‘re enjoying it! We‘ve come up with some interesting questions we think. Lots to discuss next week and the week after! (edited) 1w
squirrelbrain Glad you‘re enjoying it! Looking forward to the next two weeks of discussions. 1w
CBee @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB can‘t wait! 😊 1w
Chelsea.Poole Same here! I forced myself to stop but I want to keep reading! 1w
CBee @Chelsea.Poole not to mention chapter 16 ended on a bit of a cliffhanger 🫢😂 1w
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