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TheAromaofBooks
Winter Holiday | Arthur Ransome
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I've been seeing this bingo card around and keep forgetting to look it up! My understanding is it started Dec. 21, so filling in with books I have read since then means I already have a good start!!
@Honeybeegirl just let me know if I misunderstood and there was a different start date!! ❤️
#WinterBookBingo

Honeybeegirl Yeah! It‘s the winter season! There is a google forms link on my page somewhere to sign up if you want a chance to win a little something at the end for having 1 bingo and a full board! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Honeybeegirl - thanks!! I'm excited to play along... since I joined Litsy, I've kind of become addicted to the bingo challenges - my new fave! 3w
Sunraven So ... many ... challenges ... 🤣 3w
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TheAromaofBooks @Sunraven - This is my first January on Litsy. I may be going overboard. But oh my gosh, I really am loving all of these challenges!!! 😆 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Sunraven - Also using bits of washi tape to mark my completed squares! 😁 3w
Sunraven Ooh, you just made me realize that I could use up some of my excessive sticker stash if I had these cards printed out on actual paper. The pressure mounts! 😉 3w
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Suet624
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Mehso-so

Second book of 2020 to grab off my shelf. I often wonder where I found my used books and why I brought them home. Apparently they just recently made a movie of this -“Adrift”. I wonder if it‘s any better than the book. Some passages I found interesting. For example a voice kept talking to her as she was adrift. The rest felt very dry. Feel guilty saying that, considering her boyfriend dies. It just needed help in the writing.

2020TBR-2

marleed I feel like I found a pearl when a used book rates a 5, when a used book is a miss - I‘m just grateful that it‘s so easy for me to continue to donate books in which I didn‘t pay a premium price! (edited) 3w
Suet624 @marleed You‘re so right. 😍 3w
kspenmoll I cannot believe it is this long since I checked in with you. Where does the time go? 6d
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TheAromaofBooks
Winter Holiday | Arthur Ransome
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1. 30
2. 15!!
3. Yes, RaeAnne Thayne was a definite win
4. Beyond the fun of getting to know a delightful group of Littens even better, I really loved the Guess the Book challenge. Exchanging Christmas cards and chatting with the team on Slack has also been super fun.

Thank you SO much for creating/hosting #WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious and Cassandra, you've been a brilliant Team Captain!!

Clwojick 21 pts! and you are so SO welcome! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
Swallows and Amazons | Arthur Ransome
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Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft !
1. Puttering about this morning, then pork & good-luck sauerkraut for lunch with the fam. Probably watch one of our traditional New Year's movies today (High School Musical, While You Were Sleeping, & Bachelor Mother are the options!) while napping.

2. Hard to choose, but the tagged book is definitely high on the list.

3. @texreader @Butterfinger @aeeklund - thanks for following!

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Texreader So happy to follow you! And dinner sounds amazing. Here in TX good luck food is black-eyed peas. Yum!!! 4w
Beatlefan129 I love While You Were Sleeping, such a cute movie 4w
TheAromaofBooks @Texreader - who knows - maybe sauerkraut is only good luck food because Grandma wanted to trick is into eating it when we were kids? 😁 4w
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TheAromaofBooks @Beatlefan129 - right?? It's a family favorite. So many great quotes! 4w
Eggs Happy New Year and thanks for joining in ❣️ 4w
Butterfinger In NC we have to eat black eye peas, fried cabbage, and pork. Thanks for tagging. I'm getting my tbr list ready. 4w
4thhouseontheleft Are you PA Dutch by chance? I grew up eating pork and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes on New Year's! I don't like sauerkraut, so as an adult I make braised cabbage instead. And I add in black-eyed peas since we live in NC now. 4w
TheAromaofBooks @Eggs - thank you, and the same to you!! I really love your Wondrous Wednesday posts!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft - not PA Dutch, but I do think that is a German combo, and I was born a Wagner!! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
Winter Holiday | Arthur Ransome
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Pickpick

I just don't think words can describe how much I love these books! I can't believe I didn't read them before now! This one was an utter delight.

Also my #24B42020 time as of the completion of this book yesterday afternoon!!
#TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 👏👏👏 Good books! 4w
Clwojick 16 pt ( all readathon points were counted from the chat ) 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
Winter Holiday | Arthur Ransome
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Super busy weekend with family shenanigans, so I am less than 2hrs into #24B42020 - however still think I can hit my goal of 10hrs. This book is just as delightful as the earlier ones in the series, and like all of the Jonathan Cape editions, has a fantastic #bookmap !!!
#WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 Right on track for 10 hours, good luck. Love a map in a book. 1mo
ljuliel This is an extra long readathon, so you‘ve got time to get more hours in. 📚 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 - right? Book maps are kind of my favorite thing! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks @ljuliel - yes!!! And while I do enjoy tracking time and seeing if I can hit my goal, I'm pretty good about not letting it worry me if I'm nowhere close haha 1mo
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Best way to be, taking part should be fun. 1mo
Clwojick 1 pt 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
Winter Holiday | Arthur Ransome
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I know some people prefer new books, but I love mine secondhand, full of history I'll never know. Just knowing someone else read this book in 1949 makes me so happy! I have been slowly collecting this specific edition of the Swallows & Amazon books, which can be hard when sellers on eBay don't post correct info. Finally found Winter Holiday on AbeBooks & messaged the seller to see if he happened to have any others in the same edition - ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks and he had five others!! They just arrived from England today & I am absolutely tickled. Yay for Jonathan Cape editions & gorgeous book maps!! 1mo
ravenlee Ooooh! 😲 1mo
Cupcake12 They look beautiful 1mo
AmyK1 That is awesome! I love old and/or second hand books. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @AmyK1 - Even when I don't know what their history is, just knowing that they HAVE a history makes me happy. It's crazy to have a book published in 1943 and be like, “Someone read this during World War II.“ I love it. 1mo
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BarkingMadRun
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JenlovesJT47 Where‘s #TMSkellington ? 🙁 1mo
JenlovesJT47 @Karisa I‘d be happy to do that! Let‘s ask her when she starts posting again 🤗 1mo
mabell 👏👏👏 1mo
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briannabalen
The Wanderer | Sharon Creech
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Nautical Fiction

Nov 12th- 24th

Got it in grade 6

Main character Sophie and her family had planned a mini vacation to travel and visit their grandfather Bompie overseas. Crossing the Atlantic ocean to get to England isn't an easy task. Her three uncles, two cousins, and herself are challenged with many dangerous adventures and decisions ahead of them. As the struggle to move forward into the sea shows, the real question is, will they survive?

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