Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
post image

#bookspin #doublespin #octoberbingo
#9 house of fortune #10 a terrible kindness
Very happy 😃 with my October bingo picks 🥰 happy reading 📖 🤓all @TheAromaofBooks thanks ☺️ again !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 5h
13 likes1 comment
Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
post image

Super excited about this month‘s spins! My #bookspin is Pumpkin Heads which I reread every fall, and I had to sub my #doublespin cause one of last month‘s books that was due back at the library ended up on the list by accident so I picked the last one I added this month which is an audiobook of Sleepy Hollow. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6h
27 likes1 comment
Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
post image

Yay!! The moment you have all been waiting for! 😂 October's #BookSpin is NINE and the #DoubleSpin is TEN!!

Here is what I am going to do: I am going to go post the #BookSpinBingo board. Then I am going to come back here and tag everyone (which takes a hot minute haha) Then I am NOT going to tag anyone on the Bingo post. This saves me tagging time and keeps everyone from getting double-tagged. You all are smart! You can find the Bingo board!!😆 ⬇

TheAromaofBooks Below are a few housekeeping items that I would really appreciate if you took a few moments to read. 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. ⬇ 7h
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!! ⬇ 7h
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/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A - You can use this Form two different ways: You can update it throughout the year OR you can wait and fill in ⬇ 7h
See All 46 Comments
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 ⬇ 7h
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 2022!! 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!!! 7h
Lcsmcat My bookspin is The Beet Queen; doublespin is In the Darkroom. Thanks for continuing to do this! 6h
Soubhiville Thanks Sarah! I‘ll be reading Far From the Tree and Only Killers and Thieves. 📚❤️😊 (edited) 6h
vlwelser I got Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line and Obit. They're library books so I was on a timer anyway. 6h
sprainedbrain Hahaha tagging a lot of people is not easy!! Good idea. 😂 5h
claudiuo Thank you so much! My BookSpin is The Shadow of the Wind and DoubleSpin is God Bless You, Mr Rosewater which came up before and I still haven‘t read it yet. 5h
Megabooks Apparently I am not smart and can‘t find the bingo board…has it not been posted yet? I am on your page. Glad you‘re saving time because I REALLY appreciate that you take time to do this each month!!!! It is such a fun challenge!!! 5h
Clare-Dragonfly Could you tag me in the bingo board post? I have a few tags blocked for one of the fall challenges (and apparently it‘s insufficient because I am STILL seeing stuff about the things people are WATCHING for it… argh…) so it doesn‘t show up for me, even on your page, unless you tag me. @Megabooks Maybe that‘s your problem as well? 4h
Allylu Mine are The Thursday Murder Club by Osman and A Wedding in Haiti by Alvarez. 4h
Megabooks @Clare-Dragonfly thanks for tip! Once I unmuted scarathalon, I could see it. I‘ll just remute it now that I have the board. 4h
Kristin_Reads The bookiverse must really want me to read this because it was my pick last month too but I wasn‘t able to get to it. I‘m looking forward to it! 4h
TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks @Clare-Dragonfly - I didn't think about people having tags blocked for the October challenge (which I totally understand doing if you aren't actually interested in the event haha) I would never have puzzled out why you couldn't see the post, so I'm glad you figured it out!!! 4h
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - I tagged you, so let me know if you still can't see it!! 4h
Clare-Dragonfly Thank you!!! I can see it now! 4h
sebrittainclark Bookspin: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022
Doublebookspin: Kiss Her Once for Me
FelinesAndFelonies Great idea. 3h
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sweet! I'll be reading a New-To-Me Literary Magazine (now I have to pick one of the many out there) and Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. 3h
robinb Thanks Sarah. 😊 Joy for Beginners is #BookSpin. It‘s from an author I‘ve been meaning to get back to and I just figured out I was having a “senior” moment when I put Birds of a Feather on my list as I‘ve already read it. 😂 Ugh!! I‘m subbing in the next in series (Pardonable Lies) instead. (edited) 3h
BarbaraJean BookSpin is tagged and DoubleSpin is Embassytown by China Mieville—two challenge reads for me! @Megabooks @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks for the heads up about not being able to see the bingo post—I had the same problem since I have the same tag muted! I‘m on my phone so it‘s a pain to go unmute, but I found it by clicking on the #BookSpinBingo tag and scrolling down. 🎉 (edited) 3h
TheSpineView Awesome! I will be reading The Blood Card and Pandora. 🤞 3h
Deblovestoread BookSpin is Northanger Abbey and DoubleSpin is 2h
Singout A Long Way Gone: my #ReadingAfrica #SierraLeone book about a boy soldier. (I just finished a book about a boy soldier in Uganda: tough reading!) 1h
Librarybelle Yay! Mine is The Guest List and The Night She Disappeared 54m
Gissy Number 9, Yes, my birthday day this month 🥳 24m
99 likes46 comments
Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
post image

Here is my witchy, spooky, scary, creepy, cozy #bookspin and #doublespin list for October.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
Reggie Silent Companions and Sundial!!! 🖤🖤🖤 3d
57 likes2 comments
post image

Repost for @Catsandbooks

#LitsyCrafters is hosting a coloring contest for Scarathlon! 🎨👻

Decorate the page however you like (crayons, markers, fabric, paint, yarn, digitally, any medium welcome) and post it to Litsy! Full size image can be found posted on my page (@catsandbooks) & on the scarathlon Google drive.
Rules in comments on her page.

41 likes1 comment
post image

#TeamMonsterMash #TeamMonsterMashTips hey guys: The official October #Scarathlon photo challenge will be posted next, but feel free to share more as you come across them! 🖤

55 likes7 comments
post image

I went back to the Book Market this morning and found some more good stuff: a guide to altering basic sewing patterns into exactly what you want, a Mucha colouring book I‘ll probably never colour, and 8 opera librettos! I plan to look through them myself, of course, but they‘re mostly a Christmas gift for my dad. He‘s studying German and I think he‘ll find it useful to see the original German text side by side with the English translation.

post image

I found three things from my wishlist at the Book Market, including a cross stitch collection I‘ve been searching for for 12 years! It has an unfortunate title but many lovely charts. An older lady was going to buy it, but she very kindly let me have it instead when we chatted about how long I‘d been looking for it.

I‘m glad to have more by Sara Douglass and Kate Elliott, too, plus a cool-looking old Penguin chosen at random.

UwannaPublishme Glad you finally found your book! That‘s a long wait. 😅 2w
xicanti @UwannaPublishme I originally took it out from the library and made one of the book‘s three large, related pieces, but they discarded it while I was overseas and I never got to make the other two. I‘m glad I finally get to have the full set! 2w
29 likes2 comments
post image

Just need to brag a little on finishing my shawl… it‘s a westknits shawlography from the 2021 mkal with miss babs yarn. #knitting

xicanti It‘s beautiful! 2w
charl08 Ooh 🤩 2w
AmyG It‘s truly beautiful. 2w
See All 6 Comments
BookHoarder32 @charl08 I know, right? 😍 2w
BookHoarder32 Thank you @AmyG ! 2w
18 likes1 stack add6 comments