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Joined October 2019

An amateur reader. A special love for #historicalfiction and #classics.
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Here is my November #TBR for #Bookspinbingo #bookspin #doublespin. I have to seriously consider the #BFC21🤨 as I failed to keep my goals in October. I hope November will be great. Happy reading everyone. Stay safe,stay fit, eat healthy and READ BOOKS ☺️🥰

wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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I enjoyed #Scarathlon2021 and cheers to all #teamHendrix members. Special thanks to our host @StayCurious n @Clwojick 🥰 you both are amazing. First time I read this fantasy genre. But I enjoyed thoroughly. Most of these were MG books as I am scared to read spooky stories 😬 I may try few in the future. Looking forward to #wintergames2021.

Clwojick You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 4w
StayCurious Amazing job! 4w
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Watch Hollow | Gregory Funaro
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Sweet story about family bonding, fear vs hope and new adventures. Enjoyed this MG novel in audio. A good read for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #bookspinbingo #24in48 #spookoween #littenlisten 15 points 5 hrs . 3.5🌟

TheSpineView Fantastic 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
Linsy Love that cover! 📙 4w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4w
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TheSpineView Great job 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
StayCurious You're doing amazing! 1mo
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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I always enjoy Poirot‘s murder mystery. Though in this book few characters were annoying, & felt little bit dragging. It was just an OK one time read. I listen to the audio & the narration is too good. 3✨/5

#TeamHendrix #scarathlon2021 #bookspinbingo #littenlisten

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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‘You are never too old to read YA/ MG fiction. But I really wish I could have read it earlier. A page turning spooky story about a girl & her ghost friend. Can‘t wait to start the next one in the series. Narration is good. 4 🌟5hrs

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #Wickedathon @StayCurious
#Littenlisten #partofseries @aperfectmjk #authoramonth @Soubhiville
#outstandingoctober @Andrew65
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
#spookoween @TheSpineView

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this series! 👍 1mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Andrew65 Sounds great 👏👏👏 1mo
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Finished 2 books in week two and good progress with the tagged book.

#Scarathlon2021 #teamHendrix

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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I think this is one of the best reads of the year. I enjoyed it. Story is interesting & inspiring. Beautiful concept and plot 4.5 🌟

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #bookspinbingo #spookoweenreadathon #Wickedathon +15pts 6.5 hours

TheSpineView Love this book!❤❤❤ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @TheSpineView yeah me too 😊 1mo
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Impressed with this story. I enjoyed both the story & characters, esp the dragon & Xan. I recommend this audio version as the narration is great. The voice modulation is awesome. At one point I felt there are too many diversions in the story & felt little confusing. But finally all will converge at one point. Beautiful proses & loved all the poems of swamp monster . 4🌟
#scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #doublespin #littenlisten #Screamathon2021 +15

IuliaC I really enjoyed this one 👍 1mo
nichollinlove I adored this story 🖤 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper @nichollinlove 🙌 yeah cute one 1mo
LoverOfLearning Starting this audiobook right now! 4w
Blackink_WhitePaper @LoverOfLearning 👍🏻😃 I hope u ll enjoy this one ☺️ 3w
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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“The circus arrives without warning”

#Firstlinefridays #bookspin #scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

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In the first week of #Scarathlon2021 I just finished one book but good progress with the tagged one. I Hope week 2 will be great.

Total score of first week +646 points #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Wow good job! 2mo
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife “

#FirstLineFridays #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

erzascarletbookgasm I love this book! Enjoy! 2mo
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I enjoyed my #audiowalk with this book. The weather was apt for this story as it begin with stormy clouds, drizzles, sunshine & a rainbow. Same way this story unfolded. At places it‘s too dark & spooky. I like how bullying is explained, when & how to seek help. MC meets a ghost & the changes that followed is unexpected. It‘s my first try with the genre. I enjoyed this book. 3.5 🌟#BFC2 #bookspinbingo #teamHendrix +15pts 6hrs #scarathlon2021

wanderinglynn Great photo! ❤️🌈 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Ruthiella Beautiful picture! 😍 2mo
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I missed my #bookspinbingo last month. Couldn‘t accomplish much reading either. But I am hopeful for the #October. Can‘t wait for #Scarathlon2021 #ScarathlonTBR #TeamHendrix

I am continuing with my #BFC21 goals as well. Only I have to add outdoor walking schedule instead of inside workout.

#bookspin #doublespin

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻🎃🧡 2mo
StayCurious Yay! good looking list. +50 early bird points 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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As the name suggests it‘s about a reading list with 8 books. I ve read 6 books out of the list so could relate with it. But its not necessary to read those books, still you will love it. It‘s about the role of books in the life & magic of reading. MC Mukesh , an elderly lonely person & Ayesha , a teenager with a sad, boring life help each other as they bond by books. #Heartwarming perfect for a light , comfortable, #feelgood reading.4.5⭐️

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Mehso-so

unpopular opinion ! I dint like the book. It was not at all funny for me. Tragic & disturbing. I couldn‘t understand the MC. Not for me I guess.

#bookspinbingo

SamAnne I didn‘t like this one as much as other people as well. (edited) 3mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @SamAnne oh is it ! That‘s good to know ☺️ 3mo
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I picked this book solely because of the title as m interested in traditional medicine. It‘s a historical fiction resonating in 2 time line. story line of both past & the present intersect at one time point. Author has done a brilliant job at the plot. But the whole idea of women giving poison to the betraying men is difficult to digest. some of the conversations were dull & lengthy. interesting plot multiple POV and narration is good. 3.5⭐️

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My #bookspin #bookspinbingo list for August.

#BFC21 I am continuing my previous goals ( though I couldn‘t succeed in July😛) with few modifications

📚Reading 6 books and 1-2 nonfiction books

🏃🏻‍♀️Daily 20 mins exercise and 3000steps walking Reducing sugar intake.

🧘‍♀️Daily 15 mins prayer, at least 8 pages writing/week.

Happy reading month everyone 📚💐

wanderinglynn Great goals. You got this! 🙌🏻 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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I like all the fantasy, action set in the book.I loved Amari ‘s character, better than the MC. And Inan character is my least fav. At times it was confusing. Somehow couldn‘t appreciate the love story much, at some places story was predictable. But the writing style is like watching an action movie. It was an entertaining read, with a powerful message. 3🌟. #bookspinbingo #doublespin #1 #YA #seriesread2021 #stackingtheseries

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Successfully finished #June with 10 books from #bookspinbingo board ( of course without a bingo 😛) I specially loved all the three 5🌟 rating books. Great month for my fitness goals as well. But I have not met my writing goals. July I am focusing on some productive work as well 😁☺️

Thanks to both the host of #bookspin #BFC21

wanderinglynn Great month! 🙌🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 5mo
kspenmoll Congrats!!🎉🎈 5mo
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Gissy It was great! Now you can buy 10 more books! 📚📚📚📚📚😜👏👏👏👏👏 5mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @wanderinglynn yes it is 😊💐! Thank u 5mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Gissy yeaaah😅😁😛 5mo
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Poignant writing and a beautiful story. A must read for historical fiction fans. This will be included in my top ten most loved book list.

Thank you for this beautiful book @Professional_Book_Dragon

My #bookspin for June . #bookspinbingo #wrapup

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Professional_Book_Dragon Yay! I‘m so glad you loved it! It‘s one of my favorites! 5mo
DivineDiana It is on my top 10 as well! 📚 4mo
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Here is my #bookspin list for July. I am not keeping much reading goals for July as it is packed with other tedious work.

My #BFC21 goals for July
📚 read 5 books
🏃🏻‍♀️30 mins exercise at least 3 days a week
✍🏻 writing 5 pages / week
💐 meditation

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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Not Our Kind: A Novel | Kitty Zeldis
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This book shed light on the antisemitism during postWW time in New York. But I felt the writing is too lengthy. I enjoyed neither plot nor characters 😞

#bookspinbingo #literarycrew #buddyread

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
Librarybelle Perfect assessment of the book, in my opinion! 5mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Just finished this book, but want to re read it sometime soon. A solid 5 🌟 read. I enjoyed the story, writing style, prose , characters and of course beautiful description of Manderly. I missed reading this book for #authoramonth. Thanks to #thatsclassic choice! I finished reading one of the best books from the classic. I should read more by this author. Suggestions please ! #bookspinbingo

Blackink_WhitePaper @BookwormM thank you 😊 💐 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I haven't read Frenchman's Creek, but I loved My Cousin Rachel. I also read Jamaica Inn but didn't really care for that one as much - too gothic haha 5mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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I enjoyed this #audiobook Story is crisp, unique, and funny. Good narration. Have to read the next one in this series.

#seriesread2021 #bookspinbingo #freespace #stackingtheseries #scifi

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 5mo
SeaToSkyes Yay Murder Bot!!! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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A thrilling story, with an unique narrative style. Story is narrated in different POV. Every bit of story is fragment, a relevant piece in the big puzzle. And finally at the end the whole story stands out as a solved puzzle. Secrets of the past decides the present and future. #readingwithmaja #thriller #bookspinbingo #crimethriller #June

Sharpeipup That‘s a great cover for it! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Cupcake12 Finished it this week too. I really enjoyed it, had me guessing til the end⭐️ 5mo
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The Children of the New Forest | Captain Marryat with Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith
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I read this book for the first time. But surprisingly the story felt familiar to me. As I progress I remembered reading the translated version of this book as a kid. I read it in my mother tongue Kannada language ( one of the Indian languages ) It used to be my father‘s text book during his school days 😛 oh I felt thrilled ! I am happy to read the same book now. Thank you very much @TheBookHippie for #childrensclassicread2021

TheBookHippie Oh how wonderful !!! What a gift!!!! I‘m reading a chapter a day with my coffee in the morning and loving it! 5mo
Ruthiella What a wonderful discovery/revisit! 5mo
tpixie @Blackink_WhitePaper what a wonderful story thanks for sharing. I‘m about 1/2 way through. 5mo
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Punching the Air | Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
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Poignant writing, words are heavy with sadness yet beautiful. Moved both by the story and verses. 4🌟

#YAbuddyread #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Beautifully written. Interesting novel where a place plays such an important role by holding the storyline intact. I chose #audiobook as it was performed by Tom Hanks. Narration was too good as expected but still I want to read it in print in the future. My first 5🌟 read of June #bookspinbingo #authoramonth

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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A Thousand Questions | Saadia Faruqi
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Book is narrated in the POV of 2 MCs. Mimi who goes to Pakistan during her vacation. Other one is Sakina who is servant in Mimi‘s house. Though both are poles apart they become quick friends and reach out for each other. Political violence, classism, poor health care & educational systems are vividly described throughout the story. Beautiful story about friendship, family & struggles. Looking forward for the discussion #MGbuddyread #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
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The Souvenir Museum: Stories | Elizabeth McCracken
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These short stories are beautiful and touching. Few characters are recurring in the stories but all the characters are unique & real. These are humorous as well as heart touching. Writing is simple & deep. I specially like the story “ proof” which is about a man with fading memory takes a small trip with his son, and their reflections on both past & present.

#wrapup #May #bookspinbingo #shortstories #readingwithmaja

maich 👏👏 6mo
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Finished 9 books. But couldn‘t get a bingo ☺️ Still I have to catchup with #chapteraday read of Emma. All most all are 4-5 🌟read esp like the tagged book.

I have met my monthly fitness goal #BFC21 so planning to continue the same exercise and prayer routines. All we need is good physical and mental health in this pandemic time. Stay safe everyone and stay healthy. Happy reading month ahead🥰

#bookspinbingo #bookreport #wrapup

TheAromaofBooks Great month!!!! 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🎉 Keep up the great work! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Here is my #bookspinbingo list for June. I am not changing my #BFC21 goals. Happy reading everyone !

#bookspin #doublespin #TBR #buddyreads

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Glad to have you join us for June! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
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Very informative book about how brain adapts to reading & writing. The historical background on the development of languages & writing systems are interesting. It addresses the associated disorders such as dyslexia. Author describes various pathways & neurological connections in the brain which will be easier to follow with little understanding of anatomy. future of reading brain in digital era is fascinating. 4.5🌟
#nonfiction2021 #bookspin

wanderinglynn Sounds fascinating. 6mo
Crazeedi Looks good 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That does sound interesting! Stacking 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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I listen to this #audiobook twice. #Insightful and #motivational. Motivational book for those who wants to pursue art , may be writing, photography , dance etc. The significance of reading is highlighted in first few chapters. It also emphasises the responsibility of the parents in development of kid‘s reading interest.

#nonfiction2021 #BFC21

Riveted_Reader_Melissa If you ever get a chance to look through this one in a bookstore or library, take the time...his drawings are really good too. 6mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thank you 😊 I will definitely check this out 😀 6mo
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Pollyanna | Eleanor H Porter
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I read this book for the first time. It is an uplifting read. This book consoled me that everything will be fine esp in this hard time of COVID-19 lockdown. I felt like I got a tight hug from this book. Thanks a trillion @TheBookHippie 😍🥰 I could have not find out this book.

#Childrenclassicread2021 #bookspinbingo #uplifting #feelgoodbooks

TheBookHippie It was a giant hug!!! So glad you enjoyed it!! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I really love this one. 6mo
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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The story is fragmented, dark and disturbing. But it is told in a way where you enjoy reading it. It‘s about 4 girls their friendship, emotions, and how they face realities of adulthood. Besides the story there are many beautiful quotes. Honestly I read this for the writing style more than the story.3.5🌟

#bookspinbingo #authoramonth

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Wayward Pines: Wayward | Blake Crouch
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Second book in the series. It revolves around a murder mystery happened in the strange town of wayward pines. It‘s quick and fast paced compared to the first book. A real page Turner acting like a bridge between first and the last book. Can‘t wait to start the next one. 4🌟.

#5 #bookspinbingo #seriesread2021 #level2 #stackingtheseries #pines #bookseries #psychologicalthriller

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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I enjoyed reading this book for its plot but couldn‘t appreciate most of the characters. Still a page Turner i especially like the ending. Narration was too good. 3🌟

#bookspinbingo #9 #pageturner #mystery #thriller #2021

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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The entire book is filled with beautiful lines which I read again and again. This one is my fav😍

Anybody else is reading this for #authoramonth ? Any other fav quote from this book?

#bookquote

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I am late to wrap up my #April #bookspin choice. The story line was good but too many characters and too many things happening at once made me confused. The time line and cultural differences were profound which I appreciated. I developed a soft spot of Alice. Overall a good book but bit lengthy 3🌟

#bookspinbingo #sundaybuddyread

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 7mo
TheBookHippie Great summary!!! I agree with all of it! 7mo
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M bit late to post my #Aprilwrapup Good reading month. I read 7 books all of them are special in its own way. I am yet to finish my #bookspin hopefully I will finish in next two days. 6 books are from my bookspin list but couldn‘t get #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 7mo
Gissy Yay! 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 7mo
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Here is my #bookspin list for #May

I am not changing my #BFC21 goals. Reading 6 books and 30 mins exercise will remain the same. Only one addition is less social media / T V time. to keep myself in good spirit.

Thanks to both the hosts 🥰 you people are doing amazing @TheAromaofBooks @wanderinglynn

#bookspinbingo #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 7mo
Blackink_WhitePaper Thank you 😊 7mo
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It‘s a splendid story narrated beautifully in the POV of a young girl. Got to learn many things about a different culture. At some point I felt it is too lengthy and the story is never ending. It was between so-so and pick for me. 3🌟

#bookspinbingo #readingwithmaja #april #wrapup #bestseller

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
maich Great job👏👏 April challenge is done. I loved this one. 7mo
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Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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Brilliant writing, beautiful and heartbreaking story. I loved how she added details to each and everything in the story. So when we read those vivid description we can actually picture ourself the scene and we start to build bond with the characters, we feel sorry for them. At places it was difficult to go through the details ( dog fights 😔) I should read more from this author. 5🌟

Thanks for the recommendation @Soubhiville 😅😀 #authoramonth

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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
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In love with this book. I m reading this for the first time thanks to @TheBookHippie #childrenclassicread2021 must read for both kids and adults.

Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m so glad people are reading this book again. 7mo
TheBookHippie It‘s so good!!!! 🤍🤍🤍 7mo
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I like the historical background mentioned in the book. I couldn‘t have imagined the poverty & desperate life back then. The bonding of the sisters are well described, & I loved the description of flowers. Moved by Florie‘s story but at times the coincidences felt too dramatic.A good #historicalfiction which is not directly about WW. I m glad to pick this for #buddyread with #overbookedclub looking forward for the discussion.

#bookspinbingo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked! Beautiful cover! 7mo
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It‘s an insightful book about mother daughter relationship and surviving the hard times. Author beautifully narrates her mother‘s personality before & after illness. It‘s heartbreaking at the same time there is lot to learn about family, how to keep the bonds strong esp when the things are fragile. And of course the narration is too good. 5🌟

#nonfiction2021 #aboutfamily #bookspinbingo #Memoir

TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 7mo
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