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Joined October 2019

An amateur reader. A special love for #historicalfiction and #classics.
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Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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“A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green”

#Firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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Another queen‘s mystery completed. It was my April #bookspin choice. I enjoyed this audio narration. Poirot investigates this murder mystery where most of the suspects are family members. But it is not unpredictable. Still it is a good read. I wish Bob ( the dog) should have been included prominently in the story, as it appears in the title. 3.5🌟#bookspinbingo

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Here is my list for #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo for the next month.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks # 1 is really good! 3w
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I enjoyed reading the emotional journey of the author with wildlife and her fight to rescue them. I was aware that rhinos are being targeted for their horns. But the cruelty of mankind is beyond imagination. The description of each and every animal in the herds, and portrayal of unique individual personality is mesmerising. Animals show compassion not only to their kind but also to humans. There is a lot to learn from animals. #nonfiction2022

Texreader It was such a good book. I‘m glad you liked it. 3w
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Murder mystery set in a small town. Fast paced, thrilling, before you start to suspect someone the MC already do it in elaborate way. So you should keep on reading.An entertaining and interesting read. I am not a fan of YA mysteries but this was exceptionally good. From long time I wanted to read #murdermysteryseries I can‘t wait to read the next book in the #series 4.5🌟
#seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf - it sounds so good!! 3w
TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
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The Austere Academy | Lemony Snicket
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Back to my unfortunate #series book 5. This is getting worse where the kids join a residential school ( and the school motto is ‘Remember you will die‘ ?!😰) So you can imagine the rest. Few nice characters are added into the series such as Quagmire triplets. But still it is as mysterious, anxious and adventurous as the previous ones. #seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
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It‘s a light hearted read perfect pick for all cat lovers. The MC has to erase a thing permanently from his life in order to get extension on his counted living days. So whether he ll exchange his cat for his life or he ll choose death? It is insightful & emotional. But one distinguishing factor of Japanese lit was missing in this, couldn‘t figure it out. 3.5🌟 #bookspinbingo #booksaboutcats #life

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A book to read in one sitting. It started off bit slow but in a gracious way. With the first person narration it reminded me of Rebecca. Usually when a author uses first person narration of a opposite gender ( such as in this book it is female ) it fails. But this is an exception. Horror is not my fav genre but some books like this must not be missed! And believe me you won‘t guess that ending ! Glad to tick off #AuthorAmonth #bookspinbingo

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Addison_Reads I read this one recently and really enjoyed it. 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Addison_Reads good to know💐😊 I came across this author only because of #authorAmonth thanks to @Soubhiville 😊 1mo
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A beautiful historical fiction set in Jeju Island. The concept of Haenyo ( sea women ) who harvest sea animals just by diving into the sea is new to me. Interesting concept & learnt a lot about colonial rule in Korea & freedom struggles. It‘s d story of struggle, loss, hardship, hope friendship, with both past & present prospectives. strong female characters, well researched & gives vivid details about different culture & customs. A solid 5⭐️

Blackink_WhitePaper Though I am late, happy that I finished this book for March #AuthorAmonth 😊 1mo
Soubhiville I thought this book was wonderful. And I haven‘t seen this cover, I like it! Congratulations on finishing it! 😁 1mo
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Do u judge a book by its cover or title ? Well I sometimes do! And this time I was totally wrong. I started reading this book by its catchy title and pretty cover. But it is dark ! It is about a woman of 88 year old and what she does ( mostly killing people 😳) Good thing is, it is quick and can read in one sitting 3⭐️

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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Started with my April #bookspin book (tagged) and then I realised that I have not posted my #bookspinbingo list 🤦🏻‍♀️😳March was not a good reading month for me. Finished 5 books. I am still reading few buddy read books & #doublespin book from March 😛 let‘s see what happens in April ! Happy reading everyone 💐

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 1mo
GinaKButler The Enchanted April is a special book...I really enjoyed it! 1mo
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Cards on the Table (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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A good murder mystery of Poirot. It has a good plot with interesting characters. A murder happens in a small party almost in the presence of Poirots. How he tackles is really worth reading. 3.5⭐️

Interestingly both my #bookspin and #doublespin books are by Queen of mysteries 😊 this book was my #bookspin for March

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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🌼February #wrapup ( better late than never ! )
Feb was fantastic reading month for me. Best read id my #bookspin Cloud cuckoo land .
#seriesread 2books , #nonfiction2022 :1 and #AuthorAmonth : 1.

#BFC22 update : Kept my 30 mins walking routine. Almost completed my meditation but still struggling to keep my journal up to date. Let‘s hope for the best in March ! Happy reading 🌼

Megabooks 💯 agree about cloud cuckoo land 2mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 Keep up the great progress! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Forward: A Memoir | Abby Wambach
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I enjoyed this book though I am not a soccer fan. It is honest & painful. While listening, I could feel the pressure myself. I can‘t imagine how much it takes to be a sport star esp to represent a women team. At places I felt it is rushed otherwise narration was good. 3.5🌟#nonfiction2022 #athlete

Though I m late, with this book I got a #bookspinbingo for March 😊

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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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I read the first book last year & appreciated muderbot concept. But Somehow I delayed reading the next one. Now I read the second one and enjoyed it equally. It is even better cos of ART . 3.5🌟

#seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Love this series! Way to go! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Miserable Mill | Lemony Snicket
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Continued with this 4th one in the series. It is my least favourite of all the four. But still a good read. As the title indicated it is miserable indeed 😞 I like the team spirit of these kids.
#seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Excellent! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Here is my #bookspin #bookspinbingo for March.

I am continuing my #BFC22 goals.
2 nonfiction books and 5 from the list
30mins daily walk
20mins meditation
Keeping my journal up-to-date

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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IThis book is captivating because of the plot, story is about life, death, afterlife & About the journey in b/n . It is humorous, painful and heartwarming 😀 This story is about death but illuminates life at the same time. Interesting concept,good narration with a fantastic message. But overall story was just ok for me. It is a romance between the death & life. Worth reading once 3.5🌟#bookspinbingo

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A brilliant read for me. I love books about book, fantasy, historical fiction and sci-Fi. This book was a surprise package with all these! Brilliant way of story telling. There are different stories in different time zones, locations with diverse characters. All these stories some times cross their path but only at the end whole thing makes sense & stands out as single story. difficult to review this , just awesome 5🌟 #bookspin #almostachunkster

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
BennettBookworm Yes, truly amazing how he blends so many genres into one exquisite book! 3mo
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An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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I read this book #chapteraday #childrensclassic2022 I really enjoyed reading this book. It is about a happy soul, Polly who makes other ppl happy by her simplicity and act of kindness. There is a chapter titled ‘little things‘. I read it twice as I enjoyed it. Story was predictable still it was delightful read because of all the heartwarming characters. Thank you @TheBookHippie for choosing this 😻🥰 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks So glad you enjoyed this one ❤ Polly has always been one of my role models!! 3mo
TheBookHippie It was very zen reading it in the mornings. ♥️ 3mo
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#poetrymatters #nest @TheSpineView

This is one my fav poems🥰 specially the last four lines. I remembered it by seeing today‘s prompt. Thanks for hosting 💐

TheSpineView It is a beautiful poem! ❤ 3mo
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#aestheticallymatched @Clwojick

For those who love hot coffee , books and time travelling ☕️📚 😇

Clwojick Great match! 💕 3mo
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In a mysterious cafe you can go back in time but only have time till the coffee gets cold ( with other list of rules as well) The stories are related to people who take this coffee time travel & its aftermath. Most of the stories r heartwarming & emotional. I felt few parts r repetitive from book 1 & most of the characters are regretful about their past. Overall it‘s a good one to read with a hot cup of coffee. #doublespin #bookspinbingo

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“When I was three and Bailey four, we had arrived in the musty little town, wearing tags on our wrists which instructed – ‘To Whom It May Concern‘ – that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr., from Long Beach, California, en route to Stamps, Arkansas, c/o Mrs. Annie Henderson.”

#FirstlineFridays

Such a powerful start ! Excited to read this for #AuthorAMonth Thank you @Soubhiville 💐☺️

Soubhiville ❤️ that is a big start! 3mo
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Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Wonderful read. I felt it is still relatable that is the beauty of the classics ! Right?
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#bookspinbingo #classics

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Finally got 2 bingos this month ! #bookspinbingo
Jan stats : 12 books
#authorAMonth :2
#nonfiction2022 :3
#seriesread2022 : 3
#childrensclassicread2022:1
Others :3

Still reading the tagged book, hope to finish by tmr. Annapurna is my 5🌟read.loved Happiest man on the earth & High tide in Tucson as well.

TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Soubhiville Nice! 4mo
TheSpineView Great job! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!!! 4mo
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Wide Window | Lemony Snicket
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Unfortunate events continues😞 but this book is more about over coming fears. I like the part about rational and irrational fears. And learnt good grammar lessons 😂#seriesread2022

TheSpineView Excellant! 4mo
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Second book is more scary and creepy with all the reptiles & murder 😖😰But I like the team spirit of the kids. Tough gets going 💪

#seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo #freespace

TheSpineView Excellant! 4mo
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Pinocchio | Carlo Collodi
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Finally I read this classic tale of a puppet! It‘s dark & humorous I don‘t think it‘s suitable for kids. But I like the vivid imagination, sarcasm & message encoded in this. There were so many versions. I read it in kindle and some parts I listen to this audiobook.

It was my #doublespin #bookspinbingo #childrensclassicread2022

TheBookHippie ♥️ it was all of that ! I‘m so glad we all read it. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I was somewhat surprised at how dark parts of this were - like his friend who turns into a donkey and then basically is worked to death! I'm not sure I exactly enjoyed this one, but I did find it interesting. 4mo
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Here is my list for Feb #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

#BFC22 #goals
🌻30mins walking
🌻20mins meditation
🌻journal writing

Let‘s see ! Happy reading everyone! Happy weekend 🥰🌻🤓📚📖

#authoramonth #seriesread2022 #chunksterchallenge2022 #nonfiction2022 #BFC22

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻💜 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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📕 Tagged book with 544pages

📕 Some times yes. I will lose my track easily If there are too many characters and names. But I really want to try few classics.

#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for the tag 💐🥰 @EadieB

Want to play ? @PaperbackPirate @TheKidUpstairs @wanderinglynn @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 4mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 🥰 4mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖📚 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks for the tag! 4mo
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🤗 Believe in miracles 🤞

#bookquotes #thinkpositivebepositive

Nute I do believe in miracles! 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute As do I. ❤️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this 💙 4mo
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An inspiring survival story. Unimaginable value of friendship, kindness, love & spreading happiness. One of the must read books. 5🌟

#nonfiction2022 #survivor #memoir #holocaust #Jewishauthor #WW #bookspinbingo #freespace

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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Honest & heartfelt memoir by the celebrity. Honestly I picked this audiobook cos Of the voice. Loved it. The parts about body positivity, struggle of the past , facing the ghosts of past worth knowing. I felt the success story is told in a haste. A new kind of book for me as I am not very much familiar with Hollywood celebrities. 4🌟 #nonfiction2022 #bookspinbingo #audiobook #dream #memoir

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so glad you liked it, I am not a big reader of celebrity memoirs either, but some have really surprised me. 4mo
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This about the first American women team expedition to Annapurna mountain. This covers all minor details starting from fund raising till the end of summit. Gender bias, conflicts with the sherphas, both mental & physical challenges of the summit are presented in a honest way. The unpredictability of the nature, mystery surrounding the mountain made it mesmerising. Cont…

Blackink_WhitePaper Author provides us with multiple view point by referring to the journal of fellow team members. writing is slow paced, at times too quick with adrenaline rush, some time thought provoking similar to their summit. In this pandemic time this book took me to Himalaya. 5🌟#nonfiction2022 #aestheticallymatched #adventurous #bookspin #bookspinbingo #travel 4mo
Bookwormjillk This looks like a good one 4mo
Clwojick Brilliant match! 💙🙌🏻 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 4mo
SRWCF Sounds amazing! Love your photo layout, too! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great adventure 4mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @SRWCF thank u ☺️ 4mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Clwojick thanks. I have to say it, all the photos in this prompts are beautiful 😻 4mo
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I m planning to read this entire series. It‘s a quick and interesting read. Audio narration and background score made it more dramatic. 4.5 🌟

#seriesread2022 #firstbookoftheseries #bookspinbingo

Clwojick Awesome job! I‘m just finishing up the 5th book. ❤️ 4mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Clwojick wow 🤩 fantastic! 4mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 4mo
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Japanese Lover | Isabel Allende
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Good story line and narration but I could not enjoy the development of few characters. The main plot of the story was good but I felt author included too many things at once.started this book in December for #authoramonth finally it‘s done. I think I should try other books by this author. 3🌟

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Homeland and Other Stories | Barbara Kingsolver
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Beautifully crafted stories, I loved these stories mostly for the strong characters.3.5🌟

#authorAmonth #stories #aestheticallymatched #bookspinbingo

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Clwojick Good match! 4mo
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Beautiful essays on diverse topics with an elegant writing style. Starting from nature, environment to war & politics it covers diverse topics. Touched by the intricate observations & the way author connects different topics. 4.5 🌟
Thanks to @Soubhiville #authoramonth Already started my second book.

#aestheticallymatched this challenge is very tempting esp cos of pics 😻 @Clwojick
#nonfiction2022 #unplanned #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
squirrelbrain I bookmarked this on Scribd; glad to hear it‘s really good! 4mo
JamieArc This has been on my TBR for so long. I should finally get to it. 4mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper @squirrelbrain yeah ! I hope u ll like it too 😊 4mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @JamieArc yeah ! ☺️👍🏻 4mo
Clwojick Great match! 4mo
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Goals | Tracy
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I enjoyed these two challenges #readingwithmaja and #nonfiction2021 last year, though I couldn‘t complete both 😅 This year also I am trying these two challenges #nonfiction2022 in addition to #authoramonth #childrensclassicread2022

What is your reading goals for 2022? Any specific challenges ?

Thanks for hosting💐🥳😊👍🏻 @maich and @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

TheBookHippie 💜 💜 💜 💜 4mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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I received my copy yesterday. So I started this bit late. #buddyreading along with my fav group #pemberlittens #chapteraday read. #JaneAusten

StaceGhost What a great cover! 4mo
BarkingMadRun That‘s a great version! I haven‘t seen that one yet 4mo
Ruthiella Love it! 😍 4mo
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Starting new year with my favourite #bookspin list. Let it decide my first book for the year.

I enjoyed few challenges last year and continuing the same this year as well! #nonfiction2022 #authoramonth #childrenclassicread2022 #BFC22 which is your fav #readingchallenge in 2022?

My BFC22 goal is to start my daily walking routine for 30mins, keeping my journal up to date and spending 4hrs / week on my writing

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻👏🏻 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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A delightful read ( tagged book)

#wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers

StayCurious Great job! 4mo
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I think everyone should read this book irrespective of their gender. Loved the way author puts her thought in a humble way, with logic. Brilliant 5🌟

#nonfiction2021 #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I liked this one too 5mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper 😀 yup absolutely ☺️👍🏻 5mo
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What I Know For Sure | Oprah Winfrey
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I started my week with this motivational book. Great narration. This is my #bookspin book of December. #nonfiction2021 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers

4hrs #TBRread 4🌟

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