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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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This was one of those super interesting books that I would have never sought out on my own. Thank you #LMPBC 👏

This is from last round so I will get it in the mail asap.

mcctrish I really wish I could get this on audio 17h
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish bummer, my library had it. 16h
TheKidUpstairs This seems like a great NF pairing with 16h
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mabell It was very interesting! Also, a status update, I‘m not sure where The Vegetable Butcher is - I haven‘t received it or my bread books yet. 11h
Bookwormjillk @mabell hopefully they show up! 6h
mabell 🤞 PS I love your photo! 4h
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I didn‘t realize this graphic novel was a kids‘ book when I reserved it at the library, but I still enjoyed it. Even better it‘s part of a series of fairy tale gn adaptations which I will keep in mind when buying gifts for young friends. #ReadingTheAmericas #Brazil

Librarybelle Awesome!! 4h
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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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Library book sale haul.

dabbe Great haul! 😊 1d
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1) VI Warshawski- she‘s so smart and tough. I want to be her when I grow up.

2) Jane Austen‘s Emma- she makes mistakes, but I love the way she‘s so interested in people

3) Jo March- says no to the dream boy when she knows he‘s not right for her, writes in an attic instead, takes care of her family

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love these 🫶🏻❤️👏🏻 1d
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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I wanted to like this audiobook, but didn‘t connect with the characters. Maybe I will try it again some other time in a different format. #FoodAndLit #Syria

Texreader Bummer! 3d
Ann_Reads That's too bad. :-( I actually liked this book a lot but I read it in print form (no audio). 3d
Bookwormjillk @Ann_Reads I think that might be the issue. I want to try again in print. 3d
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I read this with my daughter for her language arts class. It was still (depressingly) relevant even though it was published in 1991. We hated the ending though, and screamed out loud 😂

MatchlessMarie I remember reading this is middle school. I probably need to revisit it as an adult sometime haha 4d
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I wasn‘t sure this book could be turned into a graphic novel and still tell the tale like Atwood wrote it. I was wrong!

KathyWheeler My son gave this to me and I was skeptical about it, but I thought they did a good job. 5d
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#Caturday with Daisy.

kspenmoll Hi Daisy! From Em & Poe!😺😺 5d
RaeLovesToRead Daisy!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 *BOOP!* 5d
dabbe Divine Daisy! ❣️🐾❣️ 5d
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Caroline: Little House, Revisited | Sarah Elizabeth Miller
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Re- reading the Little House series made me want to re-read this book which is the Ingalls family‘s time in Kansas told from Ma‘s perspective. I thought it was really well done.

tpixie This Kansas 🌻 girl has not read this book yet. Thanks. 5d
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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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I‘m not sure why I waited so long to read this. It was so good! I‘m a sucker for haunted dolls. #BacklistReadathon

5feet.of.fury I liked this one! There‘s a lot happening. 1w
Gissy Loved it! 1w
KathyWheeler It‘s one of my favorites of his later novels. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7d
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Busy work week, a sick kid, and then a sick me meant I didn‘t read as much as I wanted this week, but I had fun trying! #MarvellousMarch

Andrew65 Well done on the reading you did get in 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 Hope you are both feeling better. 2w
Bookwomble Hope you and the kiddo are both in the mend, Jill 💖 1w
Bookwormjillk @Bookwomble we are! Thank you! 1w
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I‘ve read this book three times now. The first time I was in high school and it was the first classic I was actually able to finish. The second time I was struck by the history of the dust bowl and the damage people had done to the land. This time I couldn‘t get over how people treat each other when they‘ve fallen to misfortune. Who knows what will hit me next time. #AuthorAMonth2023

Daisey It is a good one, and I can absolutely see how different aspects would hit differently on successive reads. 2w
PaperbackPirate This book wrecked me! So powerful. 1w
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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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I‘m reading some Stephen King next week for the #BackListReadathon

It‘s hard to believe he still has books I haven‘t read, but Duma Key is new to me. Finder‘s Keepers would be a re-read.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 2w
Clwojick Awesome! Good luck! 2w
KathyWheeler I really liked Duma Key. 2w
PaperbackPirate I hope you enjoy Duma Key! It‘s my favorite by King if I have to pick one. 1w
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I started a re-read of this series when I heard there‘s a new Holly book coming out this year. I really liked this series the first time and still like it now.

PageShifter I have so many books by him unread 🥸 2w
TheBookgeekFrau I love Holly and can't wait to read her story!! 2w
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I haven‘t had time to walk all week. Finally made it out this morning and was rewarded with spring flowers and this book in a Little Free Library.

BarbaraBB Looking good 🥰 2w
marleed I loved reading this book. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl He certainly had some “eccentric” ancestors. 😳 Lots of skeletons in that family closet. Good read though. 🙃 2w
bthegood I listened to this (Anderson was the narrator) - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did- 2w
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A Corpse in the Koryo | James Church
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I‘ve never read a detective novel that took place in North Korea before. I enjoyed the story even if I did have to flip back to the beginning once I finished to figure out what happened.

Creadnorthey The cover looks so cool 😎 2w
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I spent most of the first weekend of #MarvellousMarch working outside and listening to the tagged audiobook. I did not want to come back to work today!

Andrew65 Sounds heavenly, been a bit cold here to be outside for long. 3w
ShelleyBooksie So jealous! We are still snow covered here. Beautiful flowers. 3w
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Here‘s my Girl Power playlist @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

I have no idea why What About Us is showing three times.

This is a great mix to sing along with in the car.

#IndependentWomen

TrishB We were playing Fast Car in our YouTube mix last night ❤️ 3w
BarbaraBB So glad to see Tracy Chapman on your list and I loooove that Fleetwood Mac song! 3w
Cinfhen Love me some GIRL POWER when I‘m in the car 🙌🏻💕 3w
Chelsea.Poole Oh yes, Flowers is perfect! It‘s so catchy, I can never get it out of my head. 3w
IndoorDame I adore The Cranberries!!! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It‘s almost time for #MarvellousMarch to start. My goal is to read six books and keep up with my buddy reads.

My six reads (I think. I might switch it up a bit.)
📚A Corpse in the Koryo
📚Handmaids Tale Graphic Novel
🎧What I Found in 1,000 Towns
🎧Mr Mercedes
📚Travels With Charley
📚The Secret History of Home Economics

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck 😁 3w
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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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I absolutely love this series as a light read/(not so) guilty pleasure. This one ends on a pretty big cliffhanger so the count is on for the next one.

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Long Petal of the Sea | Isabel Allende
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This was a soft pick. I liked the historical parts about the Spanish Civil War and the history of Chile a lot better than the characters. #ReadingTheAmericas #Chile

TheBookHippie SAME!!! It‘s been a bit but I had the same thoughts 🤷🏻‍♀️. 3w
Librarybelle I‘ve heard a number of so-so reviews about this one 3w
Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle I really expected to love it from the description. Oh well. 3w
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My February #BookspinBingo. Red is completed, blue is bail. Bring on March!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3w
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Of the 15 books I read in February these were my favorites. My top read of February was a #LMPBC book - What the Moon Saw.

TheKidUpstairs Iona Iverson was such a sweet read! 3w
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Took myself on a field trip today to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. I was tickled to see this addition to the culture section at the National History Museum.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It was a successful #20in4 Readathon. I finished the top three and bailed on the bottom two. On to March!

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🎊🥳🍾🥂😍 3w
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This is a memoir by a woman who spent a year holding Jane Austen book clubs in various Central and South American cities. I enjoyed the insights into how different cultures reacted to some of my favorite books more than the details about the author‘s love life, but overall this was a good read.

#ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Guatemala #Mexico #Ecuador #Chile #Paraguay #Argentina (I‘m “counting” this for Paraguay)

Librarybelle Agreed! I liked this one overall, but more for the interactions she has with the various book groups rather than her love life. 3w
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What the Moon Saw | Laura Resau
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I loved this book so much. I just finished and have a big case of the warm and fuzzies.

This book is about fourteen year old Clara discovering herself when she leaves her suburban Maryland home to visit her grandparents in rural Mexico.

#LMPBC - I‘ll get it in the mail on Tuesday. Thanks for a great round!

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Here's my Bookspin BINGO list for March:
A Corpse in the Koryo
Winds of the Steppe
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
When Worrying Works
A Calling for Charlie Barnes
ARC
Secret History of Home Economics
The Duma Key
Going Dark
Handmaid's Tale Graphic Novel
The Women Could Fly
The Priory of the Orange Tree
What I Saw In 1,000 Towns
LMPBC #1
LMPBC #2
MIDDLEMARCH!
Little House
The Meeting Point
Travels With Charley
Grapes of Wrath

IndoorDame Oooh, I loved the GN adaptation of The Handmaids Tale! 4w
tpixie I‘ve got the Beekeeper 🐝 on my shelf, let me know if I should pick it up and read it!!! Love your 🐱🎧 4w
Jari-chan Love your picture 😍 4w
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“Just a few” books to finish up before the month ends. February is only a few days shorter than the other months. Why does it feel weeks shorter? Looking forward to making the most of @Andrew65 #20in4 Readathon starting tomorrow.

Andrew65 Best of luck, great to have you with us. 😁 Those 2 - 3 days seem to make a big difference. 4w
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Thanks so much @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @suvata @vonnie862

I really enjoyed reading your comments.

#LMPBC

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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We hiked in Shenandoah National Park this weekend, and couldn‘t resist re-listening to this audiobook. Love this one. It‘s a classic for a reason.

mabell I love it too! Oh Katz 🤣 1mo
mabell And I finished the Home Ec book this weekend, but missed today‘s mail. It will be on its way to you tomorrow! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @mabell thank you! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @mabell got it yesterday. I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 4w
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I wanted to share this for the 5 year anniversary. When I went back to the office last fall I needed a Zoom appropriate background so I used postcards from my #LitsyLove friends!

cinda.marie Love this! Now I wanna make one too! 😍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That is awesome! I love it! 1mo
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This book is oh so relatable- a woman fakes a pregnancy at work in order to get out of doing all of the menial tasks her all male departments takes for granted she will do. It gets a little weird towards the end, but overall it‘s a great read.

charl08 A little weird? I think you're being kind! 3w
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I already love the illustrations in this book about a woman who travels around Central and South America to teach Jane Austen. #Pemberlittens #ReadingTheAmericas2023

Librarybelle I liked this book and the way each group she discussed the books with connected with the story 1mo
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These are some of the murder/true crime books I had on my shelf. #LMPBC group M let me know if anything looks good. I‘ll tag the books in the comments.

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sherrisilvera I really liked I'll Be Gone In The Dark. Haven't read the others. 1mo
5feet.of.fury I‘ve read I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark, but I would re-read if anyone else wants that one too. It‘s so good. Malorie sounds really good! 1mo
ElizaMarie I‘ve also read I‘ve Been Gone in the Dark 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I‘ve read I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark, but the other books are all intriguing!! 1mo
ElizaMarie Do you have to have read or known anything about Bird Box for Malorie? I know nothing about it. I never read or saw the movie. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @ElizaMarie good question I‘m not sure. Better not risk it. 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Sounds good! And yes, Malorie is a direct sequel from Bird Box (which is amazing BTW). 1mo
ElizaMarie @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks ooo I‘ll add that to my TBR then :) 1mo
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These books are what I pulled off the shelf for #LMPBC Group T- travel. Let me know what looks good! I'll post tags to the books in the comments.

AllDebooks These would all be great for #NaturaLitsy Thanks for sharing. Stacked!! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit I just stacked all of them…. Although I May use my libro credits for them- and I‘m very interested to see your groups choices and reviews. 1mo
JamieArc Ooh! What a great theme and choices for #LMPBC! 1mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk ooooo I like this best but allll look fine 1mo
megnews The Old Ways sounds amazing but I‘m down for any of them. 1mo
Bookishlie Any of them:) 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Chrissyreadit love my Libro.fm account! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie @megnews @Bookishlie let‘s go with The Old Ways just because it has pictures and the margins are bigger for writing. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk sounds good to me! 1mo
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A Single Thread | Tracy Chevalier
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I liked the story but thought the ending was too abrupt. I want to know what happened to them all!

A Single Thread was about Violet, a “surplus woman” trying to make a life for herself in 1932 Britain. Books about found families are usually very readable for me, and this was no exception.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here are the six books I read for #FabulousFebruary

My favorite was The Puma Years.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 1mo
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Posting again for the weekday crew. This is such a fun activity and there are still plenty of spots left. See @suvata for details.

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The Daughters of Ys | M. T. Anderson
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This was a beautifully illustrated graphic novel based on an ancient folktale.

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What a fun book. Strangers on a Train if Maeve Binchy wrote it.

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I enjoyed these memoirs of a woman working at a nature preserve in Bolivia. I like cats of all sizes and I learned about the issues facing the jungle and animals that live in it. I got this free at some point from Amazon First Reads, and I noticed it‘s still free on Kindle Unlimited. #ReadingAmericas2023 #Bolivia

ElizaMarie That majestic kitty agrees! 1mo
CBee Lovely pic of your kitty 🐱 1mo
dabbe Gorgeous kitty! ❣️🐾❣️ 1mo
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Soubhiville So nice of you to set up a chair just for your kitty! 1mo
Librarybelle Kitty photo! ❤️ 1mo
Rissreads Awwwwwww ♥️ 1mo
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First time reading on the porch this year. Weird for February but the sun feels good.

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It‘s time for #LMPBC sign ups! I started group c for clean your shelf. See @suvata for details or sign up here https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I know Taylor Jenkins Reid is popular, but her books just haven‘t been for me. I decided to try again with this short story, but there‘s just something about her characters that rubs me the wrong way. #AuthorAMonth

marleed I‘m a big TJR fan but for one of my sisters - she‘s a, tried one book (DJ&tS) and I‘ll never read her again. I‘m actually fascinated when fellow booklovers do not countenance (been waiting to use that word in a sentence!) with the same authors as me! I think Colleen Hoover also illicits love her or hate her writing vibes. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @marleed I‘ve read two and one Hoover and haven‘t been a fan. Not sure why. Just something about them. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve never read her books. She doesn‘t appeal to me. So you‘re not alone! 1mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This was an excellent audiobook read by the author. In just a few hours she covers religion, immigration, first generation Americans, romance, parent child relationships, and so much more. #FoodAndLit

Catsandbooks Glad you enjoyed it! 🇩🇴 1mo
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This weird winter weather has me counting down the hours until opening day. I decided re-listening to this fan diary from the 2004 season would help. It was a fun walk down memory lane.

Cinfhen Such an interesting author pairing😉 1mo
MaureenMc As a lifelong Cardinals fan, I want you to know how hard it was for me to “❤️” this post. 😆 1mo
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Leftcoastzen 3 days,10 hours , 13 minutes till pitchers/Catchers report! Who‘s counting?!?!⚾️⚾️⚾️ 1mo
Bookwormjillk @MaureenMc sorry for your life choices 😆 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My pick for this month‘s #BacklistReadathon is Tracy Chevalier. I loved Girl With A Pearl Earring and am looking forward to reading one or two more by her.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Enjoy!!! 1mo
Clwojick Great choice! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Girl With A Pearl Earring! Can‘t wait to see how her other books are! 1mo
tpixie Fun! I loved TGWAPE 😂 also!! This just reminds me there‘s so many authors. I‘ve enjoyed their books and then forget about them and keep reading other people. … 1mo
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Bookwormjillk @tpixie so true! Grateful this challenge is giving me a push to go back and look at authors I‘ve enjoyed. 1mo
tpixie @Bookwormjillk yes! This is a great idea! 1mo
lynneamch I especially enjoyed 1mo
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I absolutely loved flipping through this cookbook that covered several African countries. The photography was lovely and the stories of the women featured were life giving. All of the food looked great but I am most excited to try Rum with Berry Soda from Mozambique, Shaah Cadays (chai) from Somalia, and Chakalaka & Cheddar Braaibroodjies (grilled cheese) from S Africa. #LMPBC will mail this week!

mabell I saved the shaah cadays recipe too! 1mo
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Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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Thank you so much for this beautiful package Misty and Renee. I borrowed this from the library years ago and have wanted a copy for myself. @sharread had good taste.

Ann_Reads Are those magnets? Really cute! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy it made it!! 🥰 1mo
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