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Joined June 2016

My entire owned library can be found at http://www.librarything.com/profile/whitreidtan & my wish list is on amazon under my name.
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Three | Valrie Perrin
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As the sun goes down, I‘m starting this one.

CBee Jealous! Have you read Fresh Water for Flowers? 23h
JamieArc I keep asking myself why I haven‘t read her first one yet! I need to get to it… within the next 6 months lol. 22h
BarbaraBB Great pic. I hope it‘s as good as Fresh Water! 20h
BookNAround @CBee I haven‘t read Fresh Water for Flowers yet. I do own it and I know people rave about it but I have just never quite gotten to it. 12h
CBee @BookNAround hope you love it when you do 😊 11h
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Easy Beauty | Chlo Cooper Jones
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It looks beautiful outside but it‘s chilly as all get out so I‘m reading inside. Picking this one back up again. Maybe it‘ll stick this time.

AmyG What a lovely view. 4d
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful reading spot! 4d
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Didn‘t get around to posting my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast last night. Maybe one day I‘ll get through the books still in progress so I can finally get to the books I keep meaning to read. 🤷‍♀️ @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Still very impressive 🥰 5d
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Disorientation | Elaine Hsieh Chou
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“With the box in hand, Ingrid chose a desk by the exit, plucked a random book off the nearest shelf and pretended to read it, not realizing the book was in Braille.”

This book has little gems like this scene as the main character and her friend try to execute a heist which are making me chuckle.

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 7d
EvieBee Lol! 7d
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Disorientation | Elaine Hsieh Chou
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A neighbor asked me to go over and love on his wrinkly kitties so they wouldn‘t get lonely while he‘s out of town. I think he‘s got at least two of us going to keep Ollie and Gus company. I bring my book and read with them.

Catsandbooks So cute! 1w
EvieBee So cute! 1w
LeahBergen Aww! ❤️❤️❤️ Look, @Soubhiville ! 7d
Soubhiville Aw, sweeties. You‘re a good neighbor! I bet they loved the snuggles.💜 (edited) 7d
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She Is Haunted | Paige Clark
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I‘m sick (not covid) and I‘m in a book slump too. Not fair to have both at once! So a cup of tea and a collection of short stories to hopefully knock out both problems.

Suet624 Good luck! 1w
QuietlyLaura I hope you feel better soon. 💕 1w
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon! 💐 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️‍🩹 1w
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ And you get your reading mojo back. 🤞 1w
DebinHawaii I am sorry you are sick. I actually do have COVID & it‘s not fun—although I am coming out the tail end of it luckily. Take care of yourself! I don‘t know if you are back home yet but I wanted to check as your #RecioeSwap box was supposed to have been delivered to your front porch on Saturday. I was a bit out of it & didn‘t think to follow up to make sure you got it. 🙏🏼🤞🏼 1w
Kdgordon88 Hope you are better soon!💜 1w
Megabooks Sorry you‘re under the weather. 💜 1w
BookNAround @DebinHawaii I‘m not home yet but I‘ll ask my husband and confirm for you. Also I‘m not going to be back until the 25h now so I‘ll be delayed opening it. I will post when I do but I don‘t want you to wonder and/or think I‘m being unappreciative! 1w
DebinHawaii OK, no worries on the opening date, but if you can let me know if your husband received it, I‘ll stop worrying that it disappeared from your porch. 💜 Take care. 1w
BookNAround @DebinHawaii He found it. And lucky I called him to ask because he had inadvertently recycled our oldest son‘s jury summons and several letters for me that he never would have realized if he hadn‘t been going through the mail stack and wondering where the jury summons went. 🙄 1w
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Literati Bookstore | Ann Arbor, MI (Bookstore)
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And because I needed another bookstore visit for soothing after the memorial service (and parking downtown is free on Sundays), I hit Literati afterwards and did more damage to the wallet. 🤪

AmyG I‘m sorry for your loss. Couldn‘t have been an easy day. 2w
Cinfhen Well played. Sorry for your loss. 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch Good for you and taking a moment of self comfort during a difficult time. I am sorry for your loss 💐 2w
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Nicola's Books | Ann Arbor, MI (Bookstore)
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Had time to waste before a memorial service so I convinced hubby to go to Nicola‘s Books in Ann Arbor. He wondered how much damage I could do in 15 minutes. ::insert evil cackling here::

Sarahreadstoomuch Nicely done 2w
TheBookHippie 🎉✊🏼 2w
AmyG Good store. Looks like a great pile of books! 2w
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Soubhiville You win! That‘s excellent for 15 minutes! 2w
Tamra 🤣👌🏾 2w
JamieArc Hmmm. I don‘t think I‘ve been there yet. I‘ll put it on my list for my next AA trip! 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 You‘re speedy! 2w
Cinfhen Wowza!!! Impressive 🙌🏻💚 2w
Nute Right on, Girl! Fifteen minutes put to good use. No one should ever doubt what a reader can do given any opportunity to shop for books!😂 (edited) 6d
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Not a very good reading week. Busy with other stuff. 🤷‍♀️ @Cinfhen #bookreport #weeklyforecast

Megabooks Love that bottom row! 😆😆 2w
Cinfhen So many awesome possibilities- at least all the covers are lovely 😊 I actually bailed on 2w
BookNAround @Cinfhen I didn‘t love it but I‘m incapable of bailing. 😂 I wanted to send it home with my daughter when she left so I pushed hard on it. 2w
Cinfhen I think you‘ve shared that with me before….your refusal to bail 😂😂😂 lots of respect as I‘m #AllHailTheBail 🙌🏻 (edited) 2w
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A Woman's Place | Marita Golden
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McSweeney‘s is republishing this but I am reading my old mass market Ballantine Books copy (cover price $4.95).

Megabooks Cutie!! 🤩💜 2w
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This is a sweet romance about two people who meet during a lengthy traffic jam in a snowstorm and continue to run into each other, connected in many ways they never imagined. It‘s light and fluffy so don‘t expect anything earth shattering but a nice book to spend time reading. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/01/review-eight-perfect-hours-by-lia-louis...

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In a generic hotel room about to start this one.

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Furiously trying to finish this one so I can send it home with my daughter when she leaves tomorrow!

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I read not a single book from last month‘s #bookspinbingo, only reading books that fit the free spaces. 😂 So I replaced my #bookspin and #doublespin books because I hope to read them at some point but otherwise my bingo board looks almost identical to last month. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I know the feeling! My free spaces disappeared VERY quickly last month! 😂 3w
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Sitting in my car waiting for my birthday boy to arrive from work so I can take him to dinner. It‘s his golden birthday so I figured that deserved special stuff from the mama bird. Starting this delicious book in the meantime.

Aims42 Eeeee I am 10/10 excited for this book!! I hope it‘s good 🤞🥰 Got my preorder in!! 4w
TheBookHippie Oooo this is on my wishlist!!! 3w
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I meant to post this last night but I got tired and forgot. Here‘s the latest #bookreport and #weeklyforecast. @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! It‘s looking good 😊 4w
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What a great package for #litsylovesanimals @SeaToSkyes ! Ozzie has already jumped on the counter to foil my plans to dole out the goodies one at a time. Sammy currently doesn‘t care but I know several mice will end up in my bed tonight. 😂Gatsby is happily tossing and squeaking the hedgehog. And I am super excited for my book, gummies, and adorable bag. @ShelleyBooksie @DinoMom

SeaToSkyes Yay! Hopefully you all enjoy everything! 💖 4w
DinoMom Yay! What a cute bag! 4w
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The Finder: A Novel | Will Ferguson
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I do try to talk my book club into different sorts of books than its members generally read. This is what I convinced them to read this month (without having read it myself).

Cinfhen OMG!! This sounds INCREDIBLE!!!! I‘m gonna convince my bookclub too!!!!! Unless you tell me it was a TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT 4w
Cathythoughts Look forward to your review 👍🏻❤️ 4w
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Chivalry | Neil Gaiman
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Ok, when I saw @jlhammar post the first line of this, I knew I had to get it even though I‘m not a graphic novel reader. My maiden name is Whitaker. My oldest son is named Whitaker. My mother is, of course, Mrs. Whitaker and a close, lifelong friend‘s kids have always called me Mrs. Whitaker too because she always refers to me by my maiden name.

jlhammar Love that! Mrs. Whitaker in Chivalry is a great character and this is such a charming story. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
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Reading is still taking a backseat to a lot of other stuff but I did finish two this week. I might get back to the two in progress books and who knows, I might even manage to finally start one of the forecasted books. 😂 #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love it!!! 1mo
Megabooks Fantastic weekly Forecast!! 😂😂 1mo
Megabooks #MoodReadersOfLitsy 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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My oldest came home for Easter and I‘m diving back into the car book I started when a friend was late for lunch the other day.

Cathythoughts This sounds good ! Stacking 1mo
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Check out what just arrived at my door!

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 I love the photo! 1mo
AmyG Wonderful photo! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 🔪 1mo
Megabooks Great photo!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Perfect photo! 😆 1mo
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I‘m full on in a slump at the moment. ::big sigh:: I did get some gardening done, a bunch of walks in, and made a bunch of food for a happy hour/dinner in my driveway so I‘m being productive, just not between the covers. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Megabooks Thinking about reading this and interested in reading your thoughts 1mo
Cinfhen Well, your graphics sure are fabulous and so are your book covers😍sorry about that slump 😖 1mo
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My #litsylovesanimals swap has arrived. Woohoo! I‘m hoping to send mine out tomorrow or Monday at the latest. @DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie @SeaToSkyes

SeaToSkyes Yay! Glad it arrived safely! 1mo
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The slump continues to haunt me but I did finish two that I‘d started last month. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 sorry about the slump ☹️ 2mo
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I worked hard in the yard today (still tons to do) so now I‘m enjoying a fire with a book thanks to the nearly piled logs I hauled to the fire pit.

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I am not a musician so we‘ll see if this memoir/densely researched non-fiction speaks to me as Ozzie naps in the background.

Megabooks Hi Ozzie! 2mo
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Since we‘ve got a new #bookspinbingo board, here‘s my March accomplishment. I did read my #doublespin but not my #bookspin. Maybe I‘ll get to it this month instead. 😉 I really only got a bingo because of the Bree free spaces in a row because as usual, I read far more books not on the board than I had free spaces for. LOL! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! There are a couple April rows with 2 free spaces, so maybe you'll get lucky again! 😂 2mo
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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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I wanted to love this one but it was so slow, choppy, and emotionally remote that it was just okay. The narrator spends so much time paralyzed and unable to make a decision that it made me wish for something, anything to happen. The writing redeems the stultification somewhat. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2021/12/review-chemistry-by-weike-wang.html

Ruthiella Agree. I couldn‘t understand why her boyfriend stuck around. 2mo
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Still Life | Sarah Winman
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Thank you so much to @Mitch for the lovely birthday book! Can‘t wait to read it. 😁

Mitch 🎂 Happy - belated - Birthday! 🎂 2mo
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Silent Winds, Dry Seas | Vinod Busjeet
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I like book covers as much as the next person but I think I‘ve only bought one book for the cover. At least until today when I had to have this book because I L.O.V.E. this cover.

LeahBergen It‘s lovely! 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks 😍🤩😍 2mo
Gissy Beautiful cover!😱😍❤️ 2mo
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I‘m going to go into this month with a completely clean slate and use 20 books I haven‘t listed before. We‘ll see how I do. I do think it‘s a pretty good, diverse selection of reads. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I‘ve been in a slump most of the week but did manage to finish two books I quite enjoyed. I need to get through Cloud Cuckoo Land for book club by Thursday so I‘m hoping to bust out of the slump sooner rather than later. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I think you‘re gonna like 2mo
Cinfhen I just started a different book by this same author and it‘s excellent 2mo
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Ruthiella I just finished Cloud Cuckoo Land. It‘s a faster read than I first thought, lots of blank space between sections. I think once you get into it, it will go relatively quickly. 2mo
LeahBergen I had to power read Cloud Cuckoo for a book club meeting, too. Once you hit about the halfway mark, it goes really quickly. 👍 2mo
BookNAround @Ruthiella and @LeahBergen Thanks for the encouragement! I‘m hoping you‘re right since it‘s a pretty big book. 2mo
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Gouda Friends | Cathy Yardley
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I‘m a huge cheese lover so there was no way I could pass up a title like this on my pilgrimage to the local used bookstore. It‘s a romance. Sure hope it‘s not a cheesy one! (A groaner, I know but I couldn‘t resist.)

ShelleyBooksie I hope it's a Gouda pick! Heehehe 2mo
BookNAround @ShelleyBooksie That‘s an even bigger groaner than mine! 2mo
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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Gatsby and I are enjoying sitting outside on this lovely spring day.

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A pretty decent week of reading this week, two books on the go, and a trio of potentials for the coming week if/when I manage to finish the in progress group. I really loved Love & Saffron. Mushroom Planet was a sweet taste of nostalgia. Count was well-written but didn‘t entirely engage me. And Shady tried to be super quirky and ended up just fine. #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

LeahBergen How are you enjoying Four Gardens? 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been eyeing the Maynard…I‘ll hold off for now…. Thanks for sharing 💕 2mo
BookNAround @LeahBergen I‘d literally just started it when I posted this and I‘ve been working all day today so I haven‘t been able to pick it back up yet. 2mo
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Shady Hollow | Juneau Black
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I‘m super curious about this one.

Bookzombie Me too! 2mo
mrp27 Me too! 2mo
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Look what I found at a used bookstore. It‘s making me feel like a kid again!

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 I loved this one as a kid! I have the Scholastic paperback as well but with a slightly different cover. Scroll down under the title to see! 😆 (edited) 2mo
BookNAround @LeahBergen So many great covers out there. And it‘s such a charming book I wish it was still in print although maybe kids today have different enough tastes that it wouldn‘t work now. Another one of the same ilk that I loved was The Fabulous Flight by Robert Lawson. (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, I haven‘t heard of that one! 2mo
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Reading this charming little book with Ozzie cat.

RaeLovesToRead Ozzie!! 😍😍 You cutie!! 2mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 2mo
Ruthiella Ozzie! 😻😻😻 2mo
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Count the Ways: A Novel | Joyce Maynard
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This one has been on the shelf forever. Now‘s it‘s time. Gatsby is so unexcited she‘s snoozing rather than paying attention to me trying to get a picture.

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This is two weeks‘ worth but a good number off the tbr stacks. I doubt I‘ll get to all five of my possibles this week but a girl can always hope, right? #bookreport #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ohhh!!! You have lots of good options lined up!!! I‘ve been meaning to read that Maynard too!!! 2mo
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Next up.

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I hit send on a big project and although I still have a lot more work to do, I‘m going to take a minute or two for myself and start this one.

LiteraryinLawrence Congrats on the project! 2mo
CBee I really enjoyed this one! 2mo
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An interesting look at crafting as a way to calm a busy mind and to practice self care, this memoir is a nice read even if, like me, you have no idea who Sutton Foster is. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2021/12/review-hooked-by-sutton-foster.html

Librariana I want to say I've seen her in *something* before, but she might just be reminding me of Diane Lane... 3mo
Megabooks I was surprised by this. Enjoyable for sure. 3mo
Itchyfeetreader I love Sutton Foster! Even if you don‘t like dance you tube her ‘anything goes‘ performance. It‘s a feat of skill and fitness! 3mo
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The Marriage Game | Sara Desai
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A cute rom-com set in the Indian American community, the main characters are a warm, loving recruiter and a hard-edged corporate downsizer. Bollywood references, arranged marriages, and delectable food abound. This is cute, not quite enemies to lovers but close. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2021/12/review-marriage-game-by-sara-desai.html

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The Door-Man | Peter Mathiessen Wheelwright
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My brain needs a break from all the romance I‘ve been reading lately so I‘m picking this one up.

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I was waiting for a phone call to happen and needed something light and easy to put down when it came in and easy to pick back up again when it ended so I started this gift from #litsylove.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Here‘s my final #bookspinbingo board from February. In defiance of my usual way of reading, I actually got two bingos. Normally I act like bingos are hot lava and I never come near them. LOL! I also read both my #bookspin and #doublebookspin. Not sure what came over me! Hope this next month is even better. @TheAromaofBooks

Hooked_on_books You did great! I have a similar ability to avoid bingos. You‘d think I was actively trying not to get them! 🙄😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! I think my record is 18 books with no bingo... just... how!? 😂 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl No bingos for me this month, I repeatedly seem to go out of my way to read around them! 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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March is my birthday month so my March #bookspin, #doublebookspin, and #bookspinbingo list is made up of a lot of books that have been gifted to me by fellow Littens over the years. There are few other randoms in here too though. @TheAromaofBooks

Allylu It‘s my birthday month, too! 😊🍀📚 3mo
BookNAround @Allylu Some of the very best of us are March babies. 😁 3mo
JenReadsAlot Me too!! 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Happy Birthday month!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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