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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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Kindled Love | Steve C. Roberts
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Here we go! This is my #ReadYourKindle for June. I can‘t believe it‘s almost June already! Hope everyone is ready for a great summer!! 😎🌞🍉📚💕

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
CBee Yay! 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here‘s my #BookSpin for June - lots of light & sunny reads, hopefully. @TheAromaofBooks @CBee @PuddleJumper

CBee The Guncle is so good! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
Allylu @CBee Really? I‘m looking forward to both of them! 4w
CBee @Allylu I‘ve only read the 1st but will be reading the second as soon as I can 😊 4w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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It took me awhile to fit this in the frame, but here it is. I have managed to read 7 books on my Kindle so far - I figured out how to make Alexa read the books to me - not much emotion in the voice, but it worked for me. Then I looked at the books on Stuff Your Kindle Day for Romance and Cozy Mysteries and I got a few more - oh my! Only a few - probably 7. At least I‘m at zero again… I know…ugh!

CBee I‘ve bought a few more too 🤫😂 By the way, I got your very sweet card and will write back at some point, promise ♥️ @Allylu 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Allylu @Cbee Aww…that‘s nice. I look forward to it. 💕😊📚🎶 2mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here‘s my May list! This year is turning out to be a great reading year! I‘m finishing up the books on my April list, then on to May. My granddaughter and I made this coffee filter butterfly! 🦋 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Life's Too Short | Abby Jimenez
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I cried at the last two books I have read, so why did I start “Life‘s Too Short” by Abby Jimenez? Sure, I love Abby‘s books, but this one is gonna kill me - unless there‘s a great twist!! Is there? Don‘t tell me…gotta go finish. #SERIESLOVE24 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView ❤️ her books! 3mo
Allylu I finished it and I survived with minimal tears. I ❤️Abby Jimenez! I have the audiobook for her new book coming as my BOTM for April. My daughter bought me a subscription for my birthday. 3mo
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So, I started a new series! Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors. This series is about 4 roommates who live in a big house on Bloomberg Place. It‘s funny and touching. I love it. #SERIESLOVE2024

TheSpineView Great!❤️📖 3mo
RedxoHearts I love Melody Carlson! Though I haven't read these yet. The last one I read was The Happy Camper 3mo
Allylu @RedxoHearts I have The Happy Camper on Chirp! 3mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I did it!! I read all 25 books on my #BookSpinBingo board. It looks like I didn‘t add 2 of the books I read to my Bookmory app, but I really did read them!! Woohoo! Phew! What a month!

TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! Fantastic month!!!! 3mo
CBee Wow! Awesome job!! 3mo
willaful Good on ya! 3mo
Andrew65 That‘s absolutely brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳 3mo
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Here‘s my April list. I have some of the March selections on my #BookSpin list, so I didn‘t put them here even though they are on my Kindle. So, let‘s see how this goes - I‘ve been keeping up fairly well, better than I expected. Thanks @CBee for arranging this! Happy Reading everyone!

CBee Love the graphics, so pretty! 3mo
Allylu @Cbee Google free floral clipart borders. Thank you! 3mo
Allylu @Cbee Just for fun I went through my Chirp and Audible libraries and I found 87 books unread! Oh my! 3mo
CBee @Allylu wow 🫣😂 3mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here is my #BookSpin list for April! March has been a great month for me. As of today, March 26, I have read 20 of my 25 books on my #BookSpin list for March. I‘m on track to read all 25! I‘m so pumped! Happy Reading! 🥳📚🎶

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!!! 3mo
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Thank you, thank you Heather @Pageturner1 !!! This gift was so thoughtful especially because it was totally unexpected! How I needed it! How did you know? My birthday was totally wiped out while our whole family suffered with a neurovirus one-by-one. I was first. I‘m pretty sure we are at the end of it now. Anyway, your gift was so wonderful. I can‘t wait to read it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 💕🥳🎶📚

Pageturner1 your so welcome Sharen @Allylu !! i am glad it got to you at this time when you really needed it. i am sorry you and family have been sick. hope you all get well soon and back to a happy healthy life 😀🥰💕 3mo
Allylu @Pageturner1 We are back to healthy, I hope. Thank you again. 3mo
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Here‘s my #ReadYourKindle list for March. I read two books from my Kindle in February! Yay! Thanks for doing this @CBee 🥳

CBee You‘re welcome ♥️ 4mo
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Atlas: the Story of Pa Salt | Lucinda Riley, Harry Whittaker
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I finished it!!! And the whole series! Now I feel like I should go back and read them again to see all the ways the stories fit together. I really loved this series. The books are big, but they are page-turners. Great! Great! Loved it! #BookSpin #SeriesLove2024 #FabulousFebruary I also read Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult during this Readathon and I expected a twist from Picoult, but not that one so yay!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 4mo
Andrew65 An awesome series, a shame the author is no longer with us. Well done 🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 4mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Okay - here‘s my March list. I‘m looking for a cozy mystery: either St. Patrick‘s Day or Birthday themed. I have a big birthday coming up in March. I also plan to participate a bit in #Galaxyathon this year and I putting that TBR together. Somewhere in there, I also hope to read some Middle Grade books! It should be fun!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
julieclair Congrats on your upcoming big birthday! 🎉🎊🎉 4mo
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I am finally cracking the final book in the Seven Sisters series. This is what I will read during #FabulousFebruary and #20in4. I can‘t wait!! @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 4mo
Allylu I am listening to the audiobook. I feel as though I need a world map and a family tree. Anyone know if there any maps, etc. in the physical book? @Andrew65 (edited) 4mo
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I finished the first book from my #ReadYourKindle list! I loved it! Anne feels like a friend because I belong to the Modern Mrs. Darcy book club. There were so many things I could relate to. One chapter talked about the book that made her a reader. Hers was Emily of New Moon, mine was The Little Princess. My sister (10 years my senior) bought it for me and I remember it being the first book I couldn‘t put down - even for dinner. #ReadYourKindle

CBee I love everything about this post ♥️ 4mo
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Here we go! #ReadYourKindle list for February! Thank you @CBee for organizing this otherwise I may never get to these!! I know I have 21, but I will work it in somehow. 🥳💕📚🎶

CBee I love it! Lots of pink and red for ♥️ Day! 5mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here‘s my very eclectic list for February! I definitely want to finish the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley and Written in My Own Heart‘s Blood by Diana Gabaldon. I‘m also appreciating working down my #Roll100 list!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 5mo
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The Missing Sister | Lucinda Riley
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I finally finished The Missing Sister in The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley!! These books are all sooo good. I appreciated this particular one because my ancestors are from Ireland and lived through the times documented. I loved having all the sisters involved in this one. I can‘t wait to read the final book!! #BookSpin #BFC #SeriesLove24 #Buzzword2024 #JumpStart24 #ReadAway24 #BookChain

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 5mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Just finished listening to Circe by Madeline Miller. I really love books based on mythological characters and there were plenty in this books besides Circe. The narration was also very pleasing to hear. I picked this book up at our library book sale the year before last - it was in beautiful condition, but I just hadn‘t got around to reading it, so it‘s my first #ReadorDonate of the year! #BookSpin #BFC24 #JumpStart24 #ReadAway24 #Buzzword24

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🧡🖤 5mo
julieclair Yay! Glad you enjoyed it. It has been on my TBR for a long time, too. 5mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for January 2024. I‘m limiting the number of challenges I am participating in for 2024. I want to read some actual books from my bookshelves! Let‘s see how I do. 😊💕📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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I painted my first portrait - it‘s my sister. My daughter guided me through the process. At first I thought it was going to be a monstrosity, but it turned out okay. #LitsyCrafters #BucketList

IndoorDame It‘s fantastic! ❤️ 6mo
kspenmoll It‘s wonderful!!!! 6mo
TheBookHippie Wow! 6mo
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TheSpineView Love it ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
BookmarkTavern Lovely! 💖 6mo
AmandaBlaze Nice! 6mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
dabbe It's lovely! 🤩🤩🤩 I couldn't paint a stick figure if I tried! 6mo
Roary47 Wow! Great job! 👏🏻💛 6mo
Cupcake12 This is so good! 🎨 6mo
Clwojick amazing! 6mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Here are my #ornaments for the #ChristmasOrnamentHunt We have limited ornaments on our tree this year because we now have 3 cats including one kitten! 🎄💕🐈🎶

dabbe 💙❄️💙 6mo
AnnR Nice pic! 🎄👍 6mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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I love, love, love this movie!! #USS #TeamMovie I rented it, so I can watch it again if I want!!! 💕💕💕💕🎄🏡🏠

wanderinglynn I love this movie! ❤️ 7mo
dabbe Me, too! It has all the feels! 💙❄️💙 7mo
Deblovestoread A yearly and sometimes off season favorite! ❤️ 7mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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We attended our hometown Christmas Parade yesterday and this is the amazing float created by the Scouts! #WinterGames #BucketList #USS @dabbe @Clwojick @StayCurious

dabbe Peanuts is my favorite comic strip of all time! What an incredible float! Thanks for sharing! 🩵❄️🩵 7mo
Allylu We love it, too! 7mo
Clwojick I love it! 7mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here‘s my Bingo board #MERRY #USS #WinterGames2023 Tag me @Allylu when you play. @dabbe HAVE FUN!! 😊💕📚🎄🤶🎅🏻🎶

Clwojick Fantastic! Thanks for sharing! We‘ll add to the WinterGames Google doc 🎄 7mo
Allylu @Clwojick Thank you. I wanted it to be an easy one. 7mo
AnnR 🎄👍❄ 7mo
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dabbe Lovely! I'll add it to our shared doc, too! 🩵🩶🩵 7mo
AnnR For the bottom right square here are a few helpful links for free versions of The Night Before Christmas:

Project Gutenberg (background of the story + illustrated version)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17135

Librivox: 7 free audio versions to choose from:
https://librivox.org/twas-the-night-before-christmas-by-clement-c-moore/

@Dabbe @ShananigansReads @LeeRHarry @ebrittainclark @CindyMyLifeIsLit @Q84 @Allylu @NikkiM5
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dabbe Awesome! Thanks! 🩵🖤🩵 7mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Okay #USS here‘s my TBR for #WinterGames2023 as well as #BookSpinBingo #EarlyBird

sebrittainclark Great list! 7mo
AnnR A fun list, including Poirot. I hope you enjoy The Night Raven. 7mo
Allylu @AnnR I have been trying to finish Poirot for a year now. My daughter and I were reading it aloud to each other, but somehow we got distracted. I hope to finish it before year‘s end. 😆📚🎄 7mo
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dabbe Love it! 🎄❤️🎄 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
Q84 I love your background. Great with keeping to the theme 😆 7mo
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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I woke up to a winter wonderland Aaargh! But then I found the #WinterGames2023 sign-up post by @StayCurious Thank you for saving my day! Get the link from the original post by @StayCurious or try this one (hope it works). Https://forms.gle/p6XCtCRVMMLbYDwH8

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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So, I went through all my #BookSpin lists from January to October and picked out the books that have been on those lists at least 4 times and came up with this list! My daughter suggested it and I think it‘s brilliant. I added in some others to finish off some series I‘m reading and the A to Z challenge I‘ve been doing. Wish I could read them all. I love #BookSpin !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Bullet Points | Mark Watson
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Here‘s my total so far: 14,705. @PuddleJumper @Clwojick Team #MischiefandMayhem @Allylu

PuddleJumper Amazing! Well done! 8mo
dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 8mo
Clwojick Fantastic job! WAY TO GO! ☠ 8mo
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Scarathlon | Litsy
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Watched this witchy romcom last night. It was cute. @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🖤🖤 8mo
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The Addams Family: Wednesday's Library | Calliope Glass, Alexandra West
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Started watching Wednesday on Netflix last night! Creepy but fascinating! 🧙🎃📺 @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🎃🎃 8mo
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Stumbled upon episodes of The Muppet Show on Disney+ Halloween episodes last night. This one, featuring Vincent Price, was hilarious (any my 30 something year old daughter didn't know who he was!!) Anyway, we were really enjoying the crazy jokes and everything else. This was right after we watched several episodes of The Addams Family - including one where little Wednesday (in black & white) did the Wednesday dance! Such a fun night! @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🧡🖤🧡 9mo
Susanita I bet this episode was hilarious! 9mo
Allylu @Susanita It was!! 🥳🎃🧙 9mo
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I made this cute little guy at our library. Isn‘t he cute? All the materials were from the Dollar Store apparently. It didn‘t cost me anything except time and I had fun making him. @PuddleJumper @Catsandbooks #Scarathlon #BucketList

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
Catsandbooks Oh he's so cute! Perfect fall craft! 🍁🧡 9mo
PuddleJumper So cute! 🧡🧡 9mo
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Black & White | Malorie Blackman
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PuddleJumper 🖤🖤 9mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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Here‘s my Movie TBR as of right now. I‘m sure I will be adding more. @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Some great classic films! 9mo
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The Moon Sister | Lucinda Riley
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I‘m trying to complete the Seven Sisters series by the end of the year - it could go into January, I don‘t know. I‘m reading The Moon Sister right now, then I have The Sun Sister, The Missing Sister and lastly PA Salt. These books are so good. @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Good luck!👍 9mo
Andrew65 Brilliant series, but big books! Best of luck 😁 9mo
Allylu I listen to them on audio, so they go much faster. I only have 5 hours to go on this one!!! 9mo
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#mischiefandmayhem - Here's my answers:
1. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (actually the whole series) by Holly Jackson
2. The chill in the air and the beautiful colors of the leaves.
3. Mysteries - cozy and not-so-cozy
4. Reading lots of Halloween/spooky books with my team and all the games
5. A parade, children in their costumes, barbecued ham sandwiches and pumpkin-carving at Grandma's with all of our family.

Happy #Scarathlon

PuddleJumper Family pumpkin carving sounds lovely 9mo
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for October and my TBR list for #Scarathlon2023 !! #EarlyBirdPoints @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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It‘s crazy to think we have a couple of weeks until the start of the 5th annual #Scarathlon! In case you missed it, the sign ups are open, and we‘ll be doing multiple smaller teams this year. Join us!!

https://forms.gle/xMbdTBiD4qSrEbgX8

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Here‘s my September List! I‘m working on some series and some Modern Mrs. Darcy picks so I can be ready for #Scarathlon2023!!! I did something different with my #BookSpin grid in August. I tried to read a checkerboard! I will post it in early September. It was fun! 💕📚🥳

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Yours Truly | Abby Jimenez
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I really enjoyed this book. I read it in a day. The banter was great and the way the two MC treated each other was so empathetic. Very refreshing that the hero didn‘t have to be strong and virile all the time to get a reader to root for him. I want to read more!!! #BookSpin #12 #BFC23 #MMDSpringBookPreview #Rushathon #ReadySetRead #BookChain #SociallyDistancedBookClubAtoZ #ReadtheStates #BBRC Once Bitten, Twice Shy

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 10mo
wanderinglynn I love Abby Jimenez‘s books! ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Clwojick Well done! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Okay. First off, I gave this 5 stars. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Lauren Graham who was perfect for this book. I loved it, but I have to warn you, if you are considering this book and you are BFFs with your daughter or your mother, make sure you have a supply of tissues handy. It was a good story and there was a twist that maybe I should have seen coming, but I didn‘t. Anyway, Lauren Graham was great! #BookSpinBingo #BFC #BookChain

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 10mo
Clwojick Well done! 10mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Nora Goes Off Script | Annabel Monaghan
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I‘ve been waiting to read this and now I have! I love RomComs, so reading this was so much fun. Such an unlikely pair, but so right for each other. It was a dream I gave 4.5 stars. #BFC23 #BookSpin 24 #20in4 #ReadySetRead

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 Looks good. 11mo
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Zenobia July | Lisa Bunker
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It's almost August and I'm working on my List. Does anyone have suggestions for books with “August“ in the title? Thanks!

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Here we go! August #BookSpin list. It may change, of course, but this works for now. Doesn‘t that pool look inviting?

julieclair Great list! I have several of these on my TBR as well. 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence This list looks so inviting! I think we have similar tastes. ☺️ 11mo
Allylu We do!!! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
Allylu I‘m glad I‘m in good company. 😊 11mo
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Okay! My husband just finished The Wager by David Grann and says he wants to read more “adventure” books. Suggestions?

Bklover Patrick O‘Brian wrote a whole series of adventures on the sea books that start with 11mo
dabbe I just finished part 1 and am loving it, too! 🤩 11mo
RosePressedPages Lost City of Z, Lost City of the Monkey God, River of the Gods, Killers of the Flower Moon, anything by Erik Larson, Endurance by Alfred Lansing, Madhouse at the End of the Earth, Shadow Divers, and anything by John Krakauer. Hope that helps him! 11mo
Allylu Woohoo! @RosePressedPages Thank you so much! I will start investigating right away! 11mo
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My July has been going fairly well readingwise. This week I will be reading The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty. I‘m listening to the audio while reading the physical book from the library. I‘m only on Chapter 2, but it‘s very entertaining so far. I‘m also reading The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther and Heartstopper #4 whenever my daughter finishes it. Soon I will be working on my August list! Yikes! #JubilantJuly

Andrew65 August doesn‘t bear thinking about 😳 My July reading has been very stilted! 11mo
Allylu @Andrew65 July is a hot, slow month. Hope you get your mojo back soon! 💕📚 11mo
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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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It‘s July 4th and I‘m happy to say I DID finish The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson and The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray getting my July started well! Still reading Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld and I have started No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister and I also have The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O‘Farrell on deck! I ❤️ reading!!!

Andrew65 Excellent, well done and thanks for taking part 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 12mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Yes! I‘m planning on finishing “The Murder of Mr. Wickham” on audio, and physical books “Romantic Comedy” and “The Box in the Woods”. Here I go!

Andrew65 Hope you have a great readthon, good luck 😁 12mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here‘s my July list for #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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