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Allylu

Allylu

Joined May 2019

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
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Festive Red Holiday Photo Cards | Peter Pauper Press
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Clwojick 🤍🤍🤍 6h
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Christmas from the Heart | Sheila Roberts
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First Christmas book of #WinterGames2021 ! It was an enemies to lovers theme with a strong female lead - one who was carrying on her family‘s charitable foundation. It also wrapped up my #BOOKED2021 Autumn books. Yay! #141 #BookSpinBingo #25 #BFC21 #Buzzwordathon Dec #CSReadathon #RIFHolidayReadingChallenge #TistheReadson #Jinglebellathon #Fairytaleathon #HXMASGAMES #MerryBookmas #AVeryMerryBingo #Wintercosy #LittenListen #AVeryMerryReadathon

PuddleJumper Awesome! 11h
aperfectmjk This is also on my TBR this month. 10h
TheSpineView Great job! 10h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9h
Clwojick I adore this cover so much! 6h
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Yay!! I‘m finished with #BOOKED2021!!! I loved this challenge. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and led me to genres I never knew I would enjoy! Thank you to all of the hosts. I‘m ready for 2022!

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Icebreaker | Deirdre Martin
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Andrew65 Thanks 🥰 10h
Allylu @Andrew65 You‘re welcome. You inspire me and accept that I can‘t always live up to my lofty goals, but I try my best. Happy Holidays! 9h
Andrew65 @Allylu Having fun is far more important. Better to aim high and then what you achieve is great even if the goals aren‘t fully met. 9h
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TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 9h
Allylu @Andrew65 Exactly! 7h
Clwojick 💚❤️💚❤️💚 6h
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Festive Red Holiday Photo Cards | Peter Pauper Press
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#FestivePhotoChallenge December 1: Red & Green plus bonus points for books! Aren‘t these covers gorgeous? So shiny! I really should read them this year. LOL #WinterGames2021 #Mistletoe@Maniacs

Clwojick So pretty! 💚 2d
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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First Hallmark movie of December! #WinterGames2022 #MistletoeManiacs

Clwojick Woohoo! ❤️ 2d
Roary47 Ooo that one looks good. 😍 2d
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This book affected me so much. It‘s about a young concert pianist who is attacked and the assailant crushes her hand. I play the piano, too, although I am not a concert pianist. I lost my hearing in my left ear and the possibility of not playing was real, but this girl could never play again. The book was so good and the narrators were excellent! #140 #BookSpinBingo #6, my #BS and gave me a Bingo! #BFC21 #DISABILITY #20in4 #RIF

wanderinglynn Oh, that sounds so sad. 3d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3d
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2d
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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This is my physical Christmas books shelf from which I will attempt to read lots of Holiday books for #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs I also have several ebooks and audiobooks on my TBR! 🔔🔔🎄📚☃️🤶😊💕

Clwojick What a fun shelf! ❤️ 3d
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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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That‘s all from me for November birthdays, on to December! @BayouGirl85 You‘re up! Happy Holidays! #LitsyLoveBirthdays #LitsyLoveBirthdayCrew

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Finished this audiobook this morning. It was about all the crazy things that boys do when they are young. The author‘s note at the end was really interesting. I really like when those are included in audiobooks. The narrator was also very good. #139 #BookSpinBingo #2 #BFC21 #BOOKED2021 Jewish author #20in4

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6d
Cinfhen Just in time for Hanukkah 🕎 😉I also appreciate and enjoy author‘s notes. It adds a whole new dimension to the story. 6d
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5d
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Spinneret | Timothy Zahn
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for December. I‘m determined to finish my last book for #BOOKED2021, the #FAIRYTALE for December and my #SPANISH-SpeakingCountries books. Other than those, it‘s Christmas/Holiday all the way! 🎄🎄🎄📚📚📚🎅🏻🤶

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6d
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Knitting the Fog | Claudia D. Hernndez
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This is my #DS for #BookSpinBingo for November. One more book for a Bingo! I read this as my Guatemala book in #ReadtheSpanish-speakingWorld challenge put to me by my daughter. It is a memoir of Claudia‘s childhood, her emigration to the US, and her return to Guatemala told in verse and prose. It was an engaging story and I liked it very much. #138 #BookSpinBingo #DS20 #BFC21 #ReadtheSpanish-speakingWorld #RIFHolidayReadingChallenge #CSRC

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And thank you so much for your kind words on my other post. ❤ Litsy has become the only social media where I feel as though I've actually made friends!! I'm so glad to have “met“ lovely people like you!!! 1w
Allylu @TheAromaofBooks Awww…thanks. 💕📚😊 1w
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I got this book recommendation from a Book Tuber I follow. She said it was a hidden gem, so I decided to use it for my #BOOKED2021 “hidden gem”. It was an interesting story and the audiobook was very good. Three lightkeepers disappeared without a trace. There were 2 timelines: when it happened and 20 years later. You hear the words of the 3 women left behind given to a writer. Solve it? #136 #BookSpinBingo #3 #BFC21 #BOOKED2021 #NovelNovember

Cinfhen Great choice 😊 2w
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect pick! Yay BookTube! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! This one is on my TBR as well!! 2w
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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That cover looks so ominous. The audiobook version of this story is very good. I like having different voices for different characters. It adds so much to my understanding and compassion for them. This is a book I will be thinking about for days. I knew it was going to make me sad, but I had to read it anyway. The Author‘s Note at the end was especially interesting. #135 #BookSpinBingo #24 #BFC21 #BUZZWORDATHON Elements #NovelNovember

Karisa It made me cry, but I loved that book! 2w
Roary47 I‘m reading this pretty soon. Thank you @karisa and @Allylu for the heads up to have tissues ready. 💛 2w
Allylu I was warned that it would make me cry. 😢 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
aperfectmjk I loved this book. One of my faves for sure! 💕 2w
Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 2w
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Finished #2 in The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater: The Dream Thieves. Wow! What a ride! Even though my daughter has a pristine, autographed copy of this book (or maybe that‘s part of it) I listened to it on audiobook. The narrator was amazingly perfect for this book and made the fantastical parts even more thrilling. Where can we go from here? #132 #BookSpinBingo #21 (#BS in October) #BFC21 #SERIES2021 #THANKFULATHON #ROYALREADATHON

TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I really enjoyed this series so much more than I thought I would haha 1mo
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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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#Scarathon2021 is over. I had a great time and didn‘t realize how much I would like mysteries and crime books! My total for Week 4: 2,805; my grand total is 12,379. See you at the #WinterGames!!!

Clwojick Woohoo! Awesome job! You killed it this month! Thank you for joining us🖤👻😈 1mo
Allylu It was so much fun! 👻🧙‍♀️🎃🐈‍⬛💕 1mo
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Don‘t know if you got my first Word Search solution, but here are both of them. Thanks for all the fun I have had this month! Looking forward to #WinterGames2021!!! #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Awesome! Thanks for playing along 😈 1mo
Allylu @Clwojick My pleasure. I like word searches. Thanks for using them. Happy Halloween! 🎃🧙‍♀️👻🎶🐈‍⬛ 1mo
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Detective's Secret | Lesley Thomson
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Finished Word Search #1! #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Finished all 90 episodes of How to Get Away With Murder in 30 days. I was obsessed, a true binge-watcher. The ending? The makeup jobs were kind of weird, but I liked the epilogue. That‘s all I can say without spoiling it. It was definitely mysterious and suspenseful and it made you use your brain. #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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Doesn‘t this cover look creepy? Yes, this is a middle grade creepy book, but it was really good. We had unexpected heroes, scarecrow minions and ghosts! Really good! #132 #BookSpinBingo #16 #BFC21 #20in4 #FallIntoReading #Scarathon2021 #Screamathon #Frightfall #SpookOWeen #LittenListen #SweaterWeatherReadathon #Scaredy-CatReadathon #Wickedathon

Clwojick I just read this one too! I adored it, and will definitely be checking out the next one. 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
JamieArc I read this last year and loved it. Need to read the others… 1mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Finished this one on 10/27/21. It was exciting and twisty but I figured it out about 2/3 the way through, maybe less. I have to admit that I like mysteries very much. I don‘t know why I didn‘t think I did. I don‘t want to watch it on Netflix though. #131 #BookSpinBingo #12 #BFC21 #Scarathon2021 #Screamathon #Frightfall #SpookOWeen #LittenListen #SweaterWeatherReadathon #Wickedathon

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Finished these 3 during #OutstandingOctober. Thank you @Andrew65 for giving us the opportunity for another Readathon during #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍 Thanks for playing along. 1mo
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Spin with Me | Ami Polonsky
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Here‘s my list for November! Catching up on some series and ebooks before December. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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@Clwojick Here are my points from Week 3! Didn‘t do well on the game because I couldn‘t see the emojis very well, but I think I did okay overall considering. I‘m having fun and exploring things I never would have before #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter One week to go!

Clwojick 💙 Awesome job! You're doing great! ✨ 1mo
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Tonight‘s movie was Under Wraps on Disney+. There‘s mummy love and mummy dancin‘ and rocking out! Pretty good movie. 👻🎃😊 #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter and I got a BINGO!

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For family movie night, we watched Hocus Pocus on Disney+ !! They wouldn‘t make a Halloween fort with me though. 😞 Oh well, another block on my Bingo board! #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Just wanted to pass on that this story is addicting! I have been listening to it for the past 3 hours after 1 1/2 hours last night! I can‘t stop! So @Clwojick how many points for the 2nd Team Book? I already read Toucan…

Clwojick 15 points for the second one you read :) 1mo
Allylu @Clwojick Okay thanks! 1mo
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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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My daughter brought me this book from her library to read over the weekend. It was great - so clever. And the book feels so good in your hand! #130 #BFC21 #OutstandingOctober #Dewey‘s24-hourReadathon #FallIntoReading #Scarathon2021 #Screamathon #Frightfall #SpookOWeen #SweaterWeatherReadathon #OctoberReadathon #Wickedathon

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Awesome 1mo
Clwojick A favourite of mine :) 1mo
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The Scream Team | Diane Hoh
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Tonight‘s feature: The Scream Team! There was a lot of screaming and ghosties! Just right for #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter One more movie and I will have another Bingo!

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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Let‘s see: 1) I have a book bujo that contains everything bookish that I do. I love it. 2) Yes, my reading is going well and I‘m enjoying #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter for the first time. 3) I‘m grateful to my husband for letting me indulge in my reading and crafting instead of doing housework (not that I don‘t do any, I would just rather not.) He‘s been reading, too, so that‘s cool.

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 💙🏷 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😍 1mo
Eggs # 3 that is awesome-he is a keeper! 1mo
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Allylu @Eggs I have kept him 37 years so far! Or maybe he‘s kept me. LOL 💕 1mo
Eggs Mutual❣️❣️. @allylu 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks for thinking of me xx I‘m back and ready to play 😁 1mo
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Bingo! | Roger Caron
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Ongoing progress on #Scarathon2021 Bingo Boards! #TeamSlaughter

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Happy Birthday! | Christine L'Heureux
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Working on these 4 today for my friend @TheAromaofBooks 🎉🥮📚🎂 Happy Birthday! Hope you have the day you wish for! #BirthdayBash #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter 🎃🧙‍♀️🐈‍⬛🎶👻

TheAromaofBooks I love it!!! Did you finish The Dream Thieves?? I'm interested to hear what you think about how Stiefvater chose to continue to the series. 1mo
Allylu Still reading The Dream Thieves. I will let you know! 😊 1mo
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Tonight‘s Disney+ movie was Phantom of the Megaplex starring the wonderful Mickey Rooney!!!💕 #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Twitches: The Power of Two | H. B. Gilmour, Randi Reisfeld
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Tonight it was Twitches. #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Q84 2mo
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Five Little Pumpkins | Public Domain
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Facebook just reminded me of our favorite Halloween song: #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter Week 2 points: 2900!

Clwojick 💀 Awesome job! ☠ 2mo
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Disney+ movie night: Mom‘s Got A Date With A Vampire! It was good - my speed. #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Yay!!! I completed this bingo board! #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter !! 👻🧙‍♀️🐈‍⬛🎶🎃📚

aperfectmjk I've watched so many movies every time I look at these boards I get overwhelmed trying to decide which movie goes where. 😆 2mo
Allylu @aperfectmjk I know what you mean! You can use the same board more than once though. Good luck! 2mo
Clwojick Amazing! 2mo
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Watched The Haunted Mansion on Disney+. Have to check my bingo boards! #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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BTW I am on Season 4 on my binge-watch of How To Get Away With Murder, episode 49! #TeamSlaughter #Scarathon2021

Clwojick I have to get better to this one! I watched it back when only the first season was out. 2mo
Allylu @Clwojick I watched it then, too, and got to season 2 or 3, then I don‘t remember why I didn‘t continue. Maybe my daughter went to college and I knew my husband wouldn‘t want to watch it with me. But I‘m watching on Netflix and on my computer. So I will finish the whole thing this time! 2mo
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I don‘t know if this title is correct, but the image here is. I happened to come across this book at our Library Book Sale and thought it was perfect for #Scarathon2021 #127 #BookSpinBingo #1 #BFC21 #BACKTOSCHOOLforADULTS #BOOKED2021 #12CLASSICS #OutstandingOctober #FallIntoReading #SCARATHON2021 #SCREAMATHON #FRIGHTFALL #SPOOKOWEEN #OctoberReadathon #Scaredy-CatReadathon #Scaredy-CatReadathon2.0 #TeaLeavesReadathon #Spooktober #Wickedathon

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
TheSpineView Perfect choice! 🖤 2mo
Allylu @TheSpineView I thought you would approve. I really liked it. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Wonderful 💕 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Bingo on this movie/TV board! Yay! #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick woop woop ! 2mo
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Outstanding | Kathryn Flett
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In the midst of reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, Wuthering Heights, and the Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Hope to finish at least 2 of them for #Scarathon2021 #TeamSlaughter by the 24th.

Crazeedi How are you doing? I've been out of the loop, but getting my groove back, happy fall! 2mo
Allylu @Crazeedi I‘m doing well. Kind of slacking on writing, but I will pick it up again soon. Happy Fall Y‘All to you, too. 🎃🧙‍♀️👻🐈‍⬛🎶💕 2mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Finished the #TeamBook for #TeamSlaughter. The fact that she was a blacksmith AND a church key holder just made her more awesome, in my opinion. Although I thought the toucan would have a bigger part, it was a good story. Being a church employee myself made it very relevant for me. #126 #BookSpinBingo #8 #BFC21 #Scarathon2021 #Screamathon #Frightfall #SpookOween #LittenListen #TeaLeavesReadathon #Wickedathon

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2mo
Clwojick So glad you enjoyed it! ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Here‘s my total for Week One: 4,534 points! Looking forward to more spooky fun this week! 😯🎃🧙‍♀️👻🐈‍⬛🍁🎶

Clwojick woohoooo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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This is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. The Princess changed from being ruthless to compassionate and when challenged showed intelligence and skill. There was a wolf, a grandmother, and a woodcutter, but the similarities end there. #124 #BookSpinBingo #17 #BFC21 #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #FallIntoReading #Scarathon2021 #Screamathon #Frightfall #Spookoween #LittenListen #Scaredy-CatReadathon #TeaLeavesReadathon #Spooktober #Wickedathon

TheSpineView 👍📖🧡🎃 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Clwojick ☠ Way to go! ☠ 2mo
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Word update for Happy Scarathon Team Slaughter! Game: 324 words.

aperfectmjk Go team Slaughter! 2mo
Clwojick Awesome!!! 2mo
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Daffodils in March | Clare Revell
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The title sounds so tame and lovely, but the action is real. This 3rd book in the Flowers Can Be Fatal series is about an undercover cop infiltrating a drug ring while trying to keep his sister‘s baby and his nanny (the cop‘s ex) out of the line of fire. Mystery and suspense! #BookSpinBingo #24 (Sep DS) #BFC21 #BOOKED2021 #SERIES2021 #FallIntoReading #SCARATHON2021 #SCREAMATHON #FRIGHTFALL #SPOOKOWEEN #OCTOBERREADATHON #SCAREDY-CAT #WICKEDATHON

BarbaraTheBibliophage You‘re certainly right - that cover looks very tame! Good job!! 2mo
Clwojick Ooooh! Yeah, the book title is definitely not giving me thriller/suspense vibes. 2mo
wanderinglynn I never would have guessed the genre based on the title! 😆 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Cinfhen Lots of challenges met!!! Fantastic 😍 2mo
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I pulled this book from the 000‘s section of the library for a Beanstack challenge they are doing: read a book from each category of non-fiction books. It‘s a memoir about a woman who had polio and struggled limping through life until an amazing doctor found that her hip was deteriorating, replaced it for her and freed her from constant pain. Also the dogs she loves and her relationship with her mother. It‘s touching and unexpected. #123 #BFC21

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I finally finished our #LMPBC book for September! It was a long one. I got involved with the characters which I like, but there was a bit too much sex for me. I was warmly satisfied with the ending though and I don‘t regret reading it. On to you, Sarah! #121 #BFC21 #FallIntoReading #Scaredy-CatReadathon2.0

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'll be on the lookout!! I can't believe we're already on the last books of the round!! 2mo
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Rewatching How To Get Away With Murder from the beginning! I‘m on Episode 6.