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Aims42

Joined May 2016

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The Right Sort of Man | Allison Montclair
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Recharging for the week ahead 🥰😎😌

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The Godmothers: A Novel | Camille Aubray
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When your vacation reads arrive and you really wanna read them and you have to tell yourself, “No! You bought these specially for vacation next week. Step away from the books!” 😬😔😆

Chrissyreadit Looks like a lot of fun in the works 😍🎉 2d
Aims42 @Chrissyreadit I think it will be🤞The trip is with my husband‘s whole family (aunts, uncles, cousins, my in laws and his 90 year old grandpa 🫠). Not pictured is the wine I‘m bringing 😏🍷😇 2d
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This was joyous, wonderful, witty and so many other excellent adjectives! I went in with zero expectations and was floored by how much I loved it! This is the author‘s first “popular science book” and it was a gem 👍 I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys space and to those who don‘t think much about it until you come across a full moon on a random Tuesday and think, “Wow! Would you look at how beautiful the moon is?!?” (I‘m in this group 🙋‍♀️)

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Doing some reading in between innings at my husband‘s softball games, so glad summer is FINALLY here!!

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I‘ve chuckled so many times reading this book, I love it!! The author has such a gift for writing; you feel more like she‘s giving a talk that you‘re attending instead of the reality of you reading her printed words lol 😁👍 I feel like the audio book (if there is one?) would be fantastic!!

EvieBee 😂😂 2w
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#WineAndBooks continues 😇🍷📖 Started “The Last Stargazers” yesterday and I‘ll admit I didn‘t really know what to expect. 60 pages in and I‘m loving Emily Levesque‘s writing style and will definitely continue on this adventure!! ⭐️🪐🌎🔭

jlhammar What a perfectly named wine to go with that book! Love it. Book sounds fascinating. 2w
Aims42 @jlhammar Thank you!! Yes, the book is extremely interesting, not my typical read and because of that I‘m really enjoying it 😁 The wine is great too, couldn‘t resist it on the shelf; I love cabs and the price was right 👍 2w
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This is a lovely read, I enjoyed it so much! The growth of all the characters from beginning to end is beautiful, brought a smile to my face when I finished it ☺️🥰 WWII historical fiction readers will want to check this one out 👍

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Weirdest thing, I pulled my book out of my purse and the woman next to me moved away…. 🤔 LOL, no, not really 😜 Enjoying summer weather in Iowa with my family this weekend 😎☀️🎶

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Book 2 in this series was great! I enjoyed it more than the first book and I‘m hoping book 3 is great too (which I‘m listening to the audiobook this weekend while driving to see my family 😊)

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The tagged book is my May pick for the #ReadingBracket2022 @chasjjlee 🙌 I had so many great reads this month, picking just one was hard 😫 “The Diamond Eye” eked out ahead of “Bloomsbury Girls” and I almost picked my latest finished read, “The Marlow Murder Club”. Hoping June has another great month of reading 😄 I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day! 🇺🇸♥️

Maria514626 @Aims42 I love this idea! 1mo
Aims42 @Maria514626 it‘s so much fun! I can‘t wait for the end of the year to see who dukes it out for 1st place 😁 1mo
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The Marlow Murder Club | Robert Thorogood
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Pardon my language, but this book was a GD Delight!! 🤩 I‘d say it‘s a perfect cross between “The Thursday Murder Club” and “An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good”. I loved it so much and laughed out loud so many times at the clever writing. I‘m definitely checking out his other works 👍 An easy, breezy five star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jlhammar I'm planning to start this one soon. Can't wait! 1mo
Aims42 @jlhammar I hope you enjoy it too!! 😁 1mo
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It me 🤣
📚🛍 📚🛍 📚🛍 📚🛍 📚🛍 📚🛍 📚🛍 📚🛍🤷🏼‍♀️

Maria514626 @Aims42 except … at the library book sale where one takes home not two books but two bags of books. I‘m doing it for the library! 😁😁😁 (edited) 1mo
Aims42 @Maria514626 Lol, I love that logic! Seems sound to me 😁😇 1mo
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IuliaC 😁😄 1mo
EvieBee I just had this conversation with my husband last week after another cull and shelf purchase. Just preordered an insane amount of books this weekend lol! (edited) 1mo
Aims42 @EvieBee I love it! Happy reading!! 😁 1mo
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The Marlow Murder Club | Robert Thorogood
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The annual “Memorial Day weekend reading outside in the sunshine, hello summer!” picture 😎☀️🥤📖 Enjoying the sun, warm temps (no goosebumps today!) and a great new book (tagged). I hope you all are having a nice Saturday too!

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The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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Just finished Kim Michele Richardson‘s newest book woman book! 10/10 I loved it! The scenery she creates along with the character development is just beautiful 😁 It‘s very timely for today, even though it takes place in the early 1950‘s 👍

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The Lost Summers of Newport: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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A perfect read for the beginning of summer ☀️🕶⛱🩱Even though I read this while our temps were only in the mid-60s, you are totally transported to Newport during the summers of the late 1800‘s, mid 1950‘s and present day. The 3 W‘s have another hit!! 😁👍

SilversReviews I enjoyed all of the books by the Three W‘s. :) Their newest was great…LOVED Fiona‘s book too….well….loved all of them except The Chelsea Girls. LOVE your photo. (edited) 3w
Aims42 @SilversReviews Awww, thank you!! 🥰 I‘m still working on catching up on Fiona‘s books, from what I‘ve heard (and you affirmed) I‘ll leave “The Chelsea Girls” for last and keep expectations in check lol 2w
SilversReviews @Aims42 Enjoy them all. 2w
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I‘m on a Russian-centric historical fiction kick lately. “The Master Craftsman” by Kelli Stuart was a great read! I loved the ending 🥹 Definitely a pick for historical fiction fans!! (And anyone who enjoys books with zero “racy” scenes are good 👍 I‘m excited to share this with my 90 (91 on 6/4!! 🥳) year old grandma 😁)

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I spent my weekend taping, priming and painting my office/library and I LOVE IT!!! So worth all the frustration lol And I have a shelf to fill with new books 😇

EvieBee It‘s gorgeous! My favorite colors, too. 1mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Thank you so much!!! Yes, teal & yellow are my favorite colors too, they‘re just so zippy and yet calming 😊 1mo
EvieBee Absolutely! I want a camper in those colors, lol! 1mo
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Aims42 @EvieBee Ooooo yes!! That would be so much fun!! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 1mo
Aims42 @Chelsea.Poole Awww, thank you ☺️ 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! 1mo
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you 😁 1mo
BennettBookworm Gorge!! 1mo
Aims42 @BennettBookworm Thanks so much!! 🥰 1mo
KathyWheeler I love this! 1mo
DGRachel Lovely! 1mo
Aims42 @KathyWheeler Thank you! I‘m pinching myself that it‘s all done and it‘s really my space 😍 1mo
Aims42 @DGRachel Thank you!!! 😁 1mo
Tamra Fabulous! 1mo
LeahBergen It‘s beautiful! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Aims42 I love my home office, but now I think it needs a paint job. 😊 1mo
Aims42 @Tamra Thanks!! I love how it turned out 🥰 1mo
Aims42 @LeahBergen Thank you!! 😊 1mo
Aims42 @KathyWheeler Lol, I inspired my manager to spruce up her home office as well. This was a lot of work, but so worth it! 1mo
MaureenMc Beautiful! 1mo
cinda.marie Love it! Beautiful colors 😍 1mo
Aims42 @MaureenMc Thank you!! 😊 1mo
Aims42 @cinda.marie Thanks so much, yes it‘s so happy 😁 1mo
Nute Wow! It‘s so beautiful and bright!🤩 1mo
Aims42 @Nute Thank you!! It‘s my happy space now 😍 1mo
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Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams
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Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH @AWahle for the beautiful card, postcard, bookmark, the aaaaamazing recipes and the book!!! I‘ve been painting all day yesterday and this morning, so this was such a treat to unwrap 😊 I can‘t pick which recipe I‘ll try first, they all had my mouth watering 🤤 Thanks again @BennettBookworm for organizing this fun swap!! Happy Cooking and Happy Reading to everyone who participated 🥄🍴👩‍🍳

AWahle The Lemon Orzo Chicken is the quickest! 😉 I added your book to my TBR as well. I‘m happy to have been your swap partner! 1mo
Aims42 @AWahle Excellent, that‘s the one I‘ll start with then 👍🤤 Awww, I‘m so happy to have been swap buddies with you too!! ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
LeahBergen What cute recipe cards! 1mo
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BennettBookworm You‘re so welcome! 1mo
Aims42 @LeahBergen I agree! So cute 🥰 1mo
Aims42 @AWahle Finally having a non-crazy Sunday at home and your Lemon Orzo Chicken is in the oven. It smells amazing, can‘t wait to dig in!! I measured with my heart on the garlic because I love it so much lol 😆🤤🧄💕Thanks again!! 2w
AWahle I hope your family loves it as much a mine does! We just had it last week. 2w
Aims42 @AWahle It was amazing!! Thank you for sharing it, it‘s definitely a repeat recipe for us as well 😋 2w
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This was a quirky and great read! I alternated between laughing and wanting to pull my hair out at how the female characters were treated 😤 I would love to know more about Elizabeth, Mad, Harriet and Six-Thirty ♥️

Bren912 This is our book club read! Can‘t wait! 1mo
Aims42 @Bren912 Nice!! I hope you all enjoy it! It‘ll prompt some great discussions 👍 1mo
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PICK! PICK! PICK!!!! I want to shout this from the rooftops for this amazing book!!! I cannot express how brilliant Kate Quinn‘s writing is for this book and its amazing, fearless, REAL LIFE heroine. Fans of “The Huntress” will love this, it has the same ‘edge of your seat‘ action that I feel was missing from “The Rose Code”. I‘m so sad I devoured this book but I couldn‘t put it down! 10 out of 5 stars!! (PS I wish Litsy could do gifs, this is me)

CoverToCoverGirl GREAT review! 2mo
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you 😁 I‘ll be gushing about this one for awhile. Agh, SO GOOD!! 2mo
BookBosomed1 Reading this book now. It is good! 2mo
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 I hope you continue to enjoy it 🙌 2mo
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The sun is shining, it‘s 60 degrees and I am sitting outside!!! 🥳☀️🕶📖🥤
I couldn‘t wait to read Kate Quinn‘s newest book so I put my name on my library‘s waitlist for the large print version (fewer people were on it) 😁 I‘m going in!!

AmyK1 Hope you love it! 2mo
Aims42 @AmyK1 90 pages in and I realize how I much I love Kate Quinn‘s writing!! I can‘t wait to keep reading 2mo
AmyK1 Me too! It‘s amazing to me how she can make something that should be boring (sniper details) interesting. I‘ll read anything she writes. 2mo
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CoverToCoverGirl She‘s an auto but for me. Each book just gets better than the last! 2mo
Aims42 @AmyK1 Yesssss! I totally thought the same thing! Reading about Mila is just fascinating and I wouldn‘t think a book about snipers and war would be. Kate Quinn is just amazing! 2mo
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl I agree!! Anytime I hear she has a new book out I immediately put my name on the library‘s waitlist. Then when the paperback format is out, I‘ll buy it and read it again. Kate has such a gift and her writing is just beautiful (even when it‘s about wars) (edited) 2mo
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 / 5 - This was a delight, a very charming and a splendid read. I was so absorbed in their world I found myself not wanting it to end. Loved it!!

EvieBee Yay! Good news. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yes 🙌 I wanted another 100 pages 2mo
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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I am loving “Bloomsbury Girls” so much!! I‘m on page 265 and I cannot put it down! Jenner‘s characters are so well rounded and flushed out, reading is just *chef‘s kiss* I‘ll have it done by Saturday, just in time to pick up my two holds at the library 😆 I love having too much to read and not enough time!! 📚📚📚📚📚📚 (PS, should‘ve taken this pic before I started enjoying my wine, but c‘est la vie 😇)

EvieBee Yay! Glad to hear. It was the only reason why I spent a credit on a book I was only somewhat interested it. I wanted the add-on. 😆 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee LOL! I did the same thing 🤣 What book were you “only somewhat interested” in so you could get this add-on? Mine was “Darling Girl” because if nothing else I could give it to a Disney obsesssed friend 😆 this book totally is worth it though 👍 2mo
EvieBee @Aims42 I was looking at that one too! In the end I chose Breathless, a book I would have definitely checked out from the library and not purchased. 2mo
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Aims42 @EvieBee BOTM, you got us *shakes fist* 🙄😆 2mo
EvieBee @Aims42 For sure, lol! I‘m wondering if they‘re going to throw this one in as an add-on this summer. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee I really, really, really, really, really hope so!! 🤞🙏🤞 That one is high on my TBR list, I have loved everything Jennifer Ryan has written 🥰 2mo
AWahle I am so happy to see someone else who takes off the dust jacket when reading! 1mo
Aims42 @AWahle I am so paranoid I‘m going to rip the cover so yes, they always come off 😆 1mo
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This was just all right, a solid 3 star read. I felt like the first 300 pages were slow and then all of sudden in the last 50ish pages everything had to get tied up and it just felt rushed and unsatisfying. I really wanted more on Eliza and the writing of the cookbook and instead I got a whole lot of Ann. I‘m curious about Eliza though now and will look into other books about her 👍

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#Botm blue box delivery day 🙌🥳📚 I can‘t decide which one to read first 🧐

wordslinger42 I'm so excited to read Darling Girl! I got my copy through Once Upon a Book Club and am so impatient for it to get here 😄 2mo
Aims42 @wordslinger42 Yesss! Out of all the picks this one sounded extremely interesting 🧚 2mo
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Posting today because I just started a new read and even though it‘s good, no way can I finish it in 24 hours 😆 The tagged book is my April pick for the #ReadingBracket2022 🙌 “Small World” is holding strong, I still think about the characters from that one. Still having fun with this fun challenge, @chasjjlee 🥰

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This was a “liked not loved” type of read for me. I enjoyed the first half much more than the second half, I was maybe running out of steam by then. I would recommend it to anyone who loves multigenerational family sagas, but rent it from the library 👍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agree with you!! 2mo
Aims42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks, friend!! 😊😊😊 2mo
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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Squeeeeeee! I‘m way more excited for my add-ons this month from #BOTM than my actual monthly pick 😆 I‘ve been playing the “coulda, woulda, shoulda” game with “Lessons in Chemistry” because the cover totally had me thinking chick lit when it was available last month (not that there‘s anything wrong with that, I‘m just not in the mood for that now). And now I can cancel my pre-order for “Bloomsbury Girls” YAY!! 🥳🤩🙌

GondorGirl Lessons in Chemistry was my pick for April. I'm reading it right now and it's phenomenal. 2mo
Aims42 @GondorGirl Awwwww yesssss 🙌 I cannot wait for that one, I‘ve seen other Littens saying how great it is too 😁 2mo
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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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Hello, spring! Nice of you to finally join us in Chicago😁😎☀️🌴🌷

Twainy It‘s 82 degrees! 🏝 2mo
Aims42 YESSSSS 🙌🙌🙌🙌 And I don‘t see snow in the 7-day forecast so….. HOORAY🥳🎉🎊 2mo
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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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1. “Lost Roses” (tagged book). I‘m only 20ish pages in but so far enjoying it
2. Library Holds; I honestly don‘t know what I would do without my library‘s app 😳
3. My current read, which was a library hold 😆

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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This was a great read!! I love how Fiona braids the past into the current time of the book. The last 50 pages of her books always have me on the edge of my seat wondering how it‘s allllllllllll going to come together 😯 A definite “pick”!!

Aims42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I only just discovered her this year with “The Magnolia Palace” and now I‘m working through her backlist. Loving her writing so much!! 2mo
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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I liked not loved this book. It wasn‘t a five star read for me and I‘m glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying it, but a solid “Pick”. I had to put a sticky note on the page that listed everyone, I found myself referencing that a lot 😆

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Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths
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I had such a fabulous Easter that this is actually the first time I‘m sitting and putting my feet up 😍 Ending my day with an Old Fashioned, my book and Easter Parade on TV with my parents. Cheers!

Kayla.Adriena Happy Easter 🐣 2mo
Aims42 @Kayla.Adriena Happy Easter to you too!! 💐 2mo
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@AWahle my #LitsyRecipeSwap package is on its way to you 😊 Thanks for hosting this fun swap @BennettBookworm 🙌

BennettBookworm Yayyy thank YOU! 2mo
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I love historical nonfiction books that you cannot put down!This was soooo good, it played out in my head just like a blockbuster movie 🤯 I 100% recommend it to anyone wanting a book about a woman kicking butt during the late 1950‘s and never taking “No” for an answer 🙌💪💁‍♀️

EvieBee This sounds fab! Checking my library. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee I hope they have it, it was a fascinating read 🤞 2mo
EvieBee @Aims42 They do! In paperback! I‘m on a nonfiction kick. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yay!! I hear ya, I get on those kicks too 😁 2mo
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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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A beautiful read and of course I teared up at the ending (Adriana‘s books always get me 🥺). I‘m glad I picked it for my #BOTM pick and didn‘t wait for my turn on my library‘s waitlist 😊

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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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Happy #blueboxday #BOTM 🙌😍 I got Adriana Trigiani‘s newest book. I was way up there on my library‘s waitlist and I‘ve got a feeling I‘m going to LOVE this! I also got “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee because I am a sucker for generational sagas (in case my previous pick didn‘t tell you 😆). AND I AM OFFICIALLY A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB BFF #botmbff 🥳🍾🥂🙌 This tote bag is awesome, I will wear it with pride (and with a book always in its pocket 🤓)

vivastory The botm tote is one of my favorite totes. So sturdy & I love the extra pockets 3mo
Aims42 @vivastory I‘m really surprised by how sturdy and roomy it is 🤯 I was imagining some 8” square tote suitable for carrying no more than 3 file folders in, but this is niiiiiiiiiiiiice👌 3mo
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This month was such a hard pick for me, I just finished ‘Tobacco Wives‘ and it was so riveting!!! But, I still think about ‘Peach Blossom Spring‘ and all the characters so that‘s my March pick for my #ReadingBracket2022

Thank you for the template flip @chasjjlee ☺️

AmyG I really enjoyed this book. 3mo
Aims42 @AmyG I went in not sure what to expect and I was blown away ☺️ Glad you enjoyed it too!! 3mo
WJCintron I just added it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!! 😃 3mo
Aims42 @WJCintron You‘re welcome!! I hope you enjoy it 😍 3mo
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Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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I‘m so excited for the tagged book, picked it for my April #BOTM box 🥰 I added on “Pachinko” because I‘ve had it on my TBR list for a while and I loved “Peach Spring Blossom” which sounds like it has the same feel. AND I‘m now a #BOTMBFF 🥳🎉🍾🥂 I can‘t wait for my tote!! 😍

EvieBee I picked the same tagged book! 3mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Wooohooo! BOTMBookBuddies (is that a thing? I think it should be a thing!) 🥳 I hope it‘s good, I was number 65 on my library‘s waitlist for it lol 3mo
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1. Historical Fiction
2. This was my first Fiona Davis work and I‘m hooked!!
3. I‘m new to Fiona Davis‘ works as of this year, but the 3 of her books I have read she does a fantastic job! She not only brings in the “lingo” of the era into the dialogue, but she also makes sure to mention the fashion and food as well, which I find so interesting

Thanks for the fun prompt @ozma.of.oz 🤩 Happy #SundayFunday ☕️🥐🍳🥓🥞🧇

ozma.of.oz She sounds really talented! I‘ll have to give her a look! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Seems fitting to be reading this book today on the spring equinox ☀️😎⚾️ This book is fascinating!! I put a hold on it at my library after watching “A League of Their Own” for the 25,000 time last weekend. It‘s exactly what I wanted, all the info from the league that couldn‘t be smooshed into a feature film 😆 Definitely recommend! And it‘s only 200 pages so a quick-paced read to boot 🙌

Amiable OMG, I adore that movie —one of my top 5 of all times! 3mo
ManyWordsLater Will I cry at the end of the book, like I always do at the end of the movie? 3mo
Aims42 @Amiable Same!! Anytime I see that it‘s on TV I have to watch it 🥰 3mo
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Aims42 @ManyWordsLater I always cry during (that darn scene where the telegram from the War Office arrives, I cry like a baby) and at end of the movie too, every. single. time. 😭🤧 I didn‘t cry at any point reading, in fact, I thought these women were portrayed as wayyy stronger than in the movie. The author did a great job of keeping the pace up, I didn‘t feel like it slogged at any point 👍 3mo
EvieBee This sounds great! Didn‘t know there was a book. Just purchased the Kindle book. Thank you! 3mo
Aims42 @EvieBee You‘re welcome, I hope you enjoy it too!! 3mo
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This book was exquisite and perfect!
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Told over multiple generations of the same family and their struggles during China‘s turbulent 20th century. Words cannot do it justice, a five star read 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

TrishB This sounds fab 👍🏻 3mo
Aims42 @TrishB It was so engrossing! I think I held my breath a few times and I definitely put my hand over the upcoming sentences I hadn‘t reached yet while I was reading so I wouldn‘t spoil anything 😆 I love historical fiction from eras I didn‘t learn much about in school. 3mo
janeycanuck Ooh, this sounds like it could scratch my Pachinko itch. 3mo
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Aims42 @janeycanuck I haven‘t yet read “Pachinko”, but after reading the summary on the book on here, I think it would 👍 Also, “Pachinko” sounds like I need to move it to my TBR list 3mo
janeycanuck It‘s definitely similar in that it is multigenerational and is about a family‘s struggle but the family is Korean and lives in Japan. It‘s beautiful writing, as well. 3mo
Aims42 @janeycanuck oooh, I‘m sold! 3mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Whoa! This was a fascinating read!! I don‘t know how to describe it without spoilers so I‘ll just leave with this emoji: 🤯

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

LoverOfLearning Ohh mines in the mail!! 3mo
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Okay, this makes my Monday morning after the time change better!! The newest Harbinder book from Elly Griffiths is coming!! Eeeeeee, I can‘t wait!! UK version pubs in October, I hope I don‘t have to wait too long for the US copy to be available 🤞

jlhammar Yay! Exciting news! 3mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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I pick my wine like I pick books at used book sales… by how eye-catching it is 🤩 Well, when I saw this wine I knew I had to get it since it matches my #currentread. I‘m halfway through the book and enjoying it and after a few sips of the wine, I‘m a fan as well 👍 #wineandbooks

ICantImReading Oh this is a perfect pairing!! 🍷🗺 📕😆 (edited) 3mo
Aims42 @ICantImReading Thank you!! I think this is a new way for me to try new wines as well, find one that matches my current read 😆👍 3mo
BooknerdsLife Live this US cover! 💙😍 So much prettier than our UK/AUS edition! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of the book! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Love* not live 🙈 3mo
Aims42 @BooknerdsLife I had to take a look at the UK/AUS edition because usually those have the cooler covers. I gotta admit, this time US has the cooler cover, you‘re right!! I loved this story so much, I can‘t wait for you to get your copy!! 🤩 3mo
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The Paris Bookseller | Kerri Maher
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A very interesting read about Sylvia Beach and her bookshop Shakespeare and Company. I‘ll admit I knew 0% about either subject prior to opening the book, but Kate Quinn‘s (one of my insta-buy authors) quote hooked me, “A love letter to books, bookstores, and book lovers everywhere”. I agree 100%!

BookBosomed1 I‘m reading this right now. Early days yet, but I like it so far. 4mo
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 I hope you continue to enjoy it! Can‘t wait to see your thoughts on it😃 (edited) 4mo
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The Paris Bookseller | Kerri Maher
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And just like that, we‘re back to winter 🙄 I believe we are in the “second winter” phase of Chicagoland Winter. Next up is fake spring and back for one last taste of winter and then maybe we‘ll hit spring sometime in May 🤞🌷🐥☀️

Librariana Makes me think of a meme for Texas weather: "Winter is at 6 am, Spring starts at 10 am, Summer is at 2 pm, and Fall starts around 4:30ish. Dress accordingly." I just remember summer felt like it lasted 8 months! I'm much happier with the weather up'ere in the PNW, but I know we might have a 2nd winter ourselves! 4mo
Aims42 @Librariana That meme is hilarious!! It would sum up our weather in mid-October, that‘s when the weather is always a crapshoot 🤣 So glad you found a good weather location, hoping your second winter (if you get one) is quick and spring comes your way real soon!! 4mo
BookBosomed1 Same here in Wisconsin. I‘m so ready for Spring! 4mo
Aims42 @BookBosomed1 Ughhh, me too!! 4mo
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This was a toss up between a “pick” and “so-so”, so I guess it‘s a soft pick. It‘s heavier than I thought it would be and the flow between narrators tripped me up more times than I would‘ve liked. I‘d say if you wanted to read it, borrow before buying

EvieBee The “errant mothers” scenario gave me a heavy heart. 4mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yes, I was not expecting that part of her story 😔 Reading those parts was almost too much for me. I felt like there was almost too much going on, with the flashbacks, the current story, the murder, the future snippets (edited) 4mo
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When it‘s 65 degrees outside on March 5th, the urge to read outside is high 😎☀️Getting the outdoor furniture out of storage, that urge is low 😆 Mother Nature is bringing us snow on Monday, so today I‘ll open all the windows in the house and sit outside and pretend this weather is staying ☺️

Tamra Enjoy! 😃 4mo
AmyG That looks lovely. We...are getting snow. 😔 4mo
GondorGirl I'm doing the same thing! I've got the windows opened and am sitting on the porch enjoying the sun! 4mo
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Prairiegirl_reading I‘m so jealous! I‘m dying to read outside. It‘ll be a couple months yet. 😞 4mo
Twainy Same .. 69 degrees .. snow is forecast for Monday …. 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl Ahh what I call a Spring Teaser, enjoy! 4mo
Aims42 @Tamra I did!! 😊 4mo
Aims42 @AmyG Ugh, that‘s us on Monday and cold temps next week 😭 4mo
Aims42 @GondorGirl Awesome 🙌 We gotta soak these days up when they show up 😎❤️ (edited) 4mo
Aims42 @Prairiegirl_reading I‘m mentally preparing to be stuck inside for at least another month, this was such a treat! May usually brings more days of 60s, but with it comes rain ☔️🙄 4mo
Aims42 @Twainy 😑 I‘m so ready for spring and warmer temps! 4mo
Aims42 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! I soaked up the sun and now I‘m listening to the rain while I‘m nice and cozy inside 😍 4mo
Twainy And now it‘s thunder storming LOL 4mo
Aims42 @Twainy Same here!! It‘s lovely sounding 🥰 4mo
Twainy I was reading and thought … is that thunder?! LOL It‘s the first week in March in Chicagoland … we should be buried in snow! Wait. That‘s Monday… LOL 4mo
Aims42 @Twainy I did the same thing!! I saw a bolt of lightening out of the corner of eye and was like, “was that lightening?” And then then the thunder came lol ⛈ I‘ll take the rain over snow. I‘m in the camp where I enjoy the snow from Nov to Jan, then I‘m over it 😂 4mo
Twainy 😆👆🏼 4mo
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Small World: A Novel | Jonathan Evison
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I‘m a sucker for brackets 😆 I think it‘ll be fun to see my favorite reads month by month and see who dukes it out to be my top 2022 read 💥🥊