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Bookzombie

Joined March 2016

I devour books, not brains. https://www.goodreads.com/Bookzombie08 https://app.thestorygraph.com/profile/bookzombie I live in Indiana now. She/her
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The Pleasures of Men | Kate Williams
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Bailedbailed

I have read about 60 pages of this and I‘m confused. I just can‘t get into it. There are several GR reviews that support this, so maybe it‘s not just me. On to the next book. 🙂

This is my #Bookspin for May.

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The Pleasures of Men | Kate Williams
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Here are my #Bookspin and #Doublespin for May. #Doublespin is #aam and this is the one I plan to try.

I‘m currently two behind for the year (not counting those above), but I‘m almost finished with one of them.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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April #wrapup #BookspinBingo

I still feel like my reading is off. I DNFed my #Bookspin and got a bingo. I ended up skipping #aam for the month.

Reviews? What are those? 🤪

Total read: 9
Novella - 2
Audio - 4
Novels - 2
Children‘s book - 1
DNF - 1

Reggie You been ok? This month wasn‘t all that great for any of us reading wise. 2w
Bookzombie @Reggie I‘m okay. I think I‘m just distracted by other things. Thank you for asking. ☺️ How have you been? 2w
Reggie I‘m doing better. Work has been pushing me towards the edge a little lately but this week was a lot better. 2w
Bookzombie I‘m sorry that work has been rough lately. I hope it continues to be better, my friend. 💓 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Here is my #BookspinBingo for May. I will move the titles as needed when @TheAromaofBooks shares the numbers on May 2nd.

Kimzey I like the flexibility of your Bookspin! 😊 3w
Bookzombie @Kimzey Thanks! I find it hard to stick to a specific set of books. 😁 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#Bookspin #Doublespin

I‘m using a year long list like @TheAromaofBooks does. This month I didn‘t move books from the list on the right. Instead I added a couple more of #MyPartnerPickedIt and ‘one gifted to me,‘ because I have neglected those a bit.

#BookspinBingo list to come.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Read in March.

This is a reread from my childhood and I loved it all over again. It will be one of the books in my nephew‘s birthday pile.

Soubhiville Definitely an old favorite! 2mo
Reggie That cartoon scared me so much as a kid. The whole owl scene. Oof 2mo
Bookzombie @Reggie It‘s funny I have seen several people talk about the movie scaring them but I don‘t remember that. I am planning to rewatch it. 2mo
tpixie What great memories!!! 1mo
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Kill for Love | Laura Picklesimer
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DNF in March.

I started KFL in print and switched to audio, but bailed at 60%. This is supposed to be satire, I think, so maybe I just didn‘t get it. The summary refers to this as a “female-driven, modern-day American Psycho.” That should have worked for me. I haven‘t read AP and it‘s ages since I saw the movie so I can‘t compare.

Last year I read Maeve Fly, which was also compared to AP, and loved it. The content of MF makes it hard to ⬇️

Bookzombie recommend, but I would say read it instead of KFL. (edited) 2mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
vivastory I have Maeve Fly on my TBR this year. It will meet a very strange prompt for the 52 book club, but I am really looking forward to it! 1mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I hope you enjoy it too! 🤞🏻 1mo
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Nine Coaches Waiting | Mary Stewart
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Read in March.

This was my first experience with Mary Stewart and I need to remember to remember to read more by her. Set in 1950s France, an English woman becomes governess to a young heir, who may be in danger. This gave me Rebecca and Jane Eyre vibes at times, and I really enjoyed this gothic suspense novel.

mabell I loved this one! 2mo
Crazeedi I read so many of her books growing up! Faves!! 2mo
Bookzombie @mabell @Crazeedi I don‘t know how I have never read her books before. 2mo
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The Bayou | Arden Powell
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Read in March and failed to take a photo.

This is my choice for #LMPBC Group Q. Overall, this was a pick for me. I really enjoyed the time period and how atmospheric the novel was. I don‘t want to share too many details as I think the less you know the better.

@BookmarkTavern I sent this out to you yesterday.

BookmarkTavern Oh excellent! I can‘t wait to read it! 🖤 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Here are my #Bookspin and #Doublespin for April. I‘m one behind as the end of March, but fingers crossed I can catch up this month.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 2mo
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Here is my #BookspinBingo for April. I will move the titles as needed when @TheAromaofBooks shares the numbers on April 2nd.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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#Bookspin #Doublespin

I‘m using a year long list like @TheAromaofBooks does. Each month I will move two books from the backup list on the right to fill in the previous picks. Except for the categories which I will probably leave, unless they just repeatedly get picked, lol.

*I read a couple of extras and unhauled a few, so I have updated the lists a bit.

#BookspinBingo list to come.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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March #wrapup #BookspinBingo

March has been a weird month. I sort of feel like I‘m in slump, but I still read stuff. I completed my #Bookspin and got a 2 bingos! I also read one for March‘s #aam pick, but I bailed on a couple.

No reviews posted. 😕

Total read: 9
Novella - 2
Middle Grade - 1
Audio - 3
Novels - 3

Plus 2 short stories recommended by a friend a while back.

Reggie Girl, I was on fire in February with like 11 books and I‘ve managed 3 in March. Idk what‘s going on. 2mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Such a weird month. Hope all is okay with you. 2mo
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Alive | Piers Paul Read
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“I just like cannabilism.” - me
“There‘s a Facebook status” - my husband

I don‘t do FB so I‘m sharing with all of you. 😂

**He secretly thinks I will eat him if necessary.

Bookzombie Context: I was explaining that I want to see the latest movie about the rugby players who crashed in the Andes in 1972, Society of Snow. I digressed into talking about reading Alive in HS and then made that statement. 2mo
Ruthiella Totally understand! I like reading what a YouTuber coined as “disaster woman narrative” about women on the edge, making bad decisions. My own life is much more sedate. 2mo
vivastory 😂 😂 2mo
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Bookzombie @Ruthiella Thanks! My life is also much more sedate. 😄 2mo
Reggie Lololol. When the lists for major book awards come out, I‘ve never read any of them. BUT when you put up the cannibal post, I‘ve only not read 3 of these. 2mo
Bookzombie @Reggie lol! I‘m the same about all the major book awards. 2mo
FlowerFairy I‘ve read five of these. So I guess I‘ll join you in the dinner party. 🤣 2mo
Bookzombie @FlowerFairy Yay! 😁 2mo
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Here are my #Bookspin and #Doublespin for March. I‘m still working on February‘s BS but I started Freeze which is on the shorter side.

FlowerFairy Currently watching The Pale Blue Eye! 👁️ 2mo
Bookzombie @FlowerFairy I haven‘t started the book. How was the movie? 2mo
FlowerFairy Meh. It was entertaining enough to finish but I‘ll not watch it again. 2mo
Bookzombie @FlowerFairy I hope the book is better. lol. 2mo
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February #wrapup #BookspinBingo

I completed my #Bookspin (working on #Doublespin 🎈) and got a bingo! I also read one for February‘s #aam Lauren Groff.

I have not reviewed any of my February reads. 😳

Total: 14
Novels: 3
Graphic Novels: 4
Picture Book: 2
Audio: 5

Reggie Ooooh how was the Ghost Tree. I picked up another by her this past month. 3mo
Bookzombie I really enjoyed it. Set in the 80s, girls coming of age, and a small town that seems idyllic but there is something wrong. The best friend drove me crazy but it fit the story. Also, I don‘t feel like this is a spoiler but I didn‘t really expect the racist neighbor part of the story. Which one did you pick up? (edited) 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Hello Group Q! Here are my picks. If these don‘t work, I can definitely come up with more. I will tag them below.

Also, it looks like Ice and Salt might only be available used, so I just wanted to let you know that.

Bookzombie Longest at 416 pages 3mo
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psalva These all seem great! I‘ve had It Came from the Closet on my TBR for a while, but these are all cool with me :) 3mo
Reggie Wow, I have only heard of 2 of these. I‘m good with any of them, Margie. 3mo
BookmarkTavern These all look so great! I love the covers on them! 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie @BookmarkTavern @psalva I‘m going to go with The Bayou if all are okay with that. 🙂 3mo
psalva Sounds great! There‘s no reviews on here so I‘m excited to see what we think of it. 3mo
BookmarkTavern Sounds good to me! 3mo
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Here is my #BookspinBingo for March. I will move the titles as needed when @TheAromaofBooks shares the numbers on March 2nd.

dabbe That photo! 🤩😂🤩 3mo
Bookzombie @dabbe It‘s a stock photo from PicCollage, but I love it. 😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#Bookspin #Doublespin

I‘m using a year long list like @TheAromaofBooks does. Each month I will move two books from the backup list on the right to fill in the previous picks. Except for the categories which I will probably leave, unless they just repeatedly get picked, lol.

*I might get a whim (maybe, you never know) and read one before it‘s picked so I will replace those.

#BookspinBingo list to come.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Mehso-so

Read in January. (Last one!)

As a lover of The Mummy and other adventure rom-coms, I thought this would be my catnip. Alas, that wasn‘t the case. Even though the characters are on a dig in the jungles of Mexico, the story lacks the thrilling adventure I expected. I‘m also not sure I loved the male lead, Ford. Physically, he was fine, but I‘m not sure about the rest of the package.

Such a pretty cover though.

mabell Love the Mummy! We just watched it last night! It‘s in our regular rotation 😄 3mo
Bookzombie @mabell Yes, can watch it any time. 🙂 3mo
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Read in January.

It‘s no surprise that this Steinbeck was a pick as I have enjoyed almost all I have read so far.* Ethan Allen Hawley comes from a wealthy old New England family, but there is no longer wealth, just a name and the home he shares with his wife and 2 children. Ethan is a grocery store clerk and is scrupulously honest. Until one spring/summer, when he sets in to motion a plan to restore a little of that wealth. #MyPartnerPickedIt

Bookzombie *I didn‘t care for The Red Pony. 3mo
Reggie I‘ve never read Steinbeck. I should change that. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I think you would really like East of Eden. David reminded me that you do have to allow him time to set up the story. 🙂 3mo
Centique @Bookzombie @Reggie i loved East of Eden too! Its been many years though 😍 It was long but really got deep into those family relationships and psychology and it made me (at about 20yo or so) think more about life and purpose than any book id ever read. 3mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Read in January. 1995 movie watched today.

I wasn‘t sure I would enjoy this one as much as P&P or Persuasion, but I did. I read in print but also listened to Rosalyn Landor‘s lovely narration. I laughed out loud at some of the character‘s comments and behaviors,mainly the unsavory characters. #aam #authoramonth

dabbe This was my January Austen read, too! I loved it + the movie! ❤️💜🩷 3mo
batsy Kind of becoming my favourite, or second favourite, Austen. Adore the movie! 3mo
Bookzombie @dabbe @batsy Yes, the movie was great. I think this could be my second favorite too. 3mo
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Three Can Keep a Secret | M. E. Hilliard
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Read in January.

Book 3 in the Greer Hogan Mysteries series happily, to me, returns us to Raven Hill. Book 2 was enjoyable but I love being back in the library set in a old manor house. Anita Hunzeker, disliked by almost everyone, is murdered and of course Greer can‘t help being drawn into the case. I enjoy all of the references to mystery books and characters in this series. #serieslove2024

I‘m caught up until the new one publishes in June.

Crazeedi Hmmmm maybe a new series I must look into!! 3mo
Bookzombie @Crazeedi If you pick it up, I hope you like it! 3mo
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Read in January.

Often with short story collections there are a few duds, but I did not find that to be true with this collection. I had previously read one story, “Incident at Bear Creek Lodge,” as it was published in a 2022 anthology. I enjoyed it all over again. Several stories are set in Gracetown, FL where her new novel(on my TBR) is set. The last few were written pre-Covid but are set in pandemic/post-apocalyptic situations. Recommend!

Bookzombie Previous anthology: (edited) 3mo
Bookzombie Her new novel: 3mo
Reggie I love her so much. Looking forward to this one. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Yes, I really can‘t believe I haven‘t read a full novel by her. Sometime I‘m not sure she gets her due. (Ha!) 3mo
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My #Bookspin , Under Her Skin, has been on my Kindle for several years. The Snow Garden, my #Doublespin , is 532 pages! I hope it‘s a really compulsive read. 🤞🏻

Reggie Is the Anders the one about a tattoo artist and the woman who is escaping a domestic violence situation? 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I think so. I haven‘t started it yet because I‘m currently reading The Ghost Tree on my Kindle. I‘m probably going to try the Rice first though. 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Have you read this one? Is it not worth my time? I read Anders‘ two Survival Instincts books and liked them. 🤔 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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January #wrapup #BookspinBingo

I‘m not going to finish my current book or audiobook before bedtime so here is my wrap-up. I completed my #Bookspin (working on #Doublespin) and got a bingo! I also read one for January‘s #aam Jane Austen.

I have a few that I haven‘t reviewed yet.

Total: 14
Novels: 3
Short Story Collection: 1
Anthology: 1
Picture Book: 3
Audio: 6

Reggie Yay for the bingo! Also@is that a random moose or does it belong to the book next to it? 4mo
Bookzombie Lol. I always put a little sticker on the boxes for my bookspin and doublespin. The Hendrix was my read for Bookspin so it‘s covering the bear. The Ghost Tree is my doublespin and I carried it over to February. 🙂 #overexplainer 4mo
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Here is my #BookspinBingo for February. I will move the titles as needed when @TheAromaofBooks shares the numbers on February 2nd. I can‘t believe it‘s already going to be February!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#Bookspin #Doublespin

I‘m using a year long list like @TheAromaofBooks does. Each month I will move two books from the backup list on the right to fill in the previous picks. Except for the categories which I will probably leave, unless they just repeatedly get picked, lol.

*I might get a whim (maybe, you never know) and read one before it‘s picked so I will replace those. I actually did this in January. ☺️

#BookspinBingo list to come.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 4mo
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Leslie F*cking Jones | Leslie Jones
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I really enjoyed Leslie‘s memoir. The audiobook sort of feels like she is having a conversation with you and makes the 16+ hours fly by. Leslie‘s life has its ups and downs, but throughout it she has such confidence and belief in herself. She is fucking hilarious and inspiring.

Reggie I loved her on SNL she does this but where she wants to play Trump and it‘s hilarious. She also has this ongoing skit where she‘s in love with the other cast mate Kyle. So funny. 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I loved her on SNL too. I also enjoyed the female Ghostbuster movie. Although she says what they went into film was so much better than what was released. 4mo
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I think this might be my favorite Hendrix that I have read so far. It did start a bit slow, which was made worse because I mostly read this one at the gym. Then so much was happening. I can‘t imagine the faces I made while reading on the treadmill. Today I sat in the parking lot to finish it before I went to the grocery store. Definite pick! #Bookspin #OneGiftedToMe

Reggie My favorite is We Sold Our Soul but I still loved this one. The puppet funeral, the imaginary dog, like there was a lot going on in here, the crazy brother and the history of his puppet group. Loved it. Great review! Also how‘s the gym going. 2 guys and I are in a diet competition, since Thanksgiving and 2 of us have really gotten real since Xmas. Since Xmas I‘ve only eaten 2lbs of ground beef a day and water. It ends on April 1st and that 👇🏼 4mo
Reggie will be my first huge cheat day. lol bingeing Beat Bobby Flay has not really helped. Whoever wins takes home 500 so wish me luck. Good luck to you too, Margie! 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! think We Sold Our Soul might be the only one I haven‘t read yet. I totally was not expecting an anti-war puppet collective. The gym is going pretty well. It‘s getting me moving and unless I do the circuit I can read while I‘m there. I hope you win! Good luck to you too! That‘s a nice prize! (edited) 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Are you cooking your meat in different ways to give you variety? Stay strong! 🙂 (edited) 4mo
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It‘s continues to be a pleasure to return to Cooper‘s Chase and my favorite gang of retirees. The fourth book (they should be read in order) in the series is full of the humor and charm we expect, but also has heart-wrenching moments that had me sobbing. I love the main and recurring characters in this series, but I‘m also sort of amazed by how charming some of the criminals are, lol. #SeriesLove2024

Bookzombie I look forward to checking out Osman‘s next book, but I hope his break from TMC is not to long. I‘m going to need more about Ibrahim and Computer Bob. 4mo
vivastory I have yet to read an Osman book but I feel like he's an author I'd dig. When I was in a waiting room yesterday someone was reading the first book & it was a reminder of the series (edited) 4mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I think you would. I listened to them all on audio and really enjoyed them in that format. The narrator changed with Book 3 for some reason, but both are good. I‘m looking forward to seeing what he does next since he is taking a break from this series. 4mo
vivastory That's def good to know! I feel like I am maxed out on new series to start but the temptation.... 4mo
Bookzombie @vivastory I understand. I unintentionally started 14 new series or trilogies last year. 😁 4mo
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Donna: Joyce, has anyone ever called you a pervert?
Joyce: Don‘t be such a prude.
😂

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 I love Joyce. 4mo
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Butcher‘s memoir of being a death investigator in the NYC‘s Office of Chief Medical Examiner was really interesting. I wasn‘t aware this position existed. The author successfully weaves in details of her personal life, including an account of her alcoholism, while sharing various cases from over her twenty year career, including 9/11.

I don‘t recommend this if you are feeling down, because her job doesn‘t allow for a lot of levity.

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#RushathonChristmasBingo

I don‘t think I ever posted that I was participating in this one. 😏 I started Dec 1 and my last book was finished yesterday, Jan 6. I got two bingos! Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !

Reggie Wow and there was no free space! Great job! 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Actually, I think the one with the elephant on the cover was a free space. 🙂 Thank you! 4mo
Andrew65 This is brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🎊🎉🎊🥳🤩 4mo
Bookzombie @Andrew65 Thank you! 💗 4mo
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How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I read the first three novellas in December. When I got to the final one, I seemed to lose interest. I think the change from England/Scotland settings to New York through me, even though the fourth is called Christmas in Central Park. 😆 I decided to pick it back up today and ended up enjoying it as much as the others.

Also, maybe I was just out of it entirely because it took me until the third one to realize each one involved shortbread in ⬇️

Bookzombie some way. I have never read a full novel by any of those authors so I‘m looking for recommendations as they all have fairly large backlists. 5mo
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This was a fun picture book. Boy, elephant, and dog are in search of dinosaur. They look everywhere but dinosaur is hiding well.

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I feel like I should start off every Jason Reynolds‘ review with a disclaimer about how much adore him. ☺️
I swear I could hear him in my head reading this one. I loved the words and the art. I love that this book came about because of a photo of Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka (who I had never heard of) dancing at this party.

I put the audio on hold at the library so I could really hear him. 😀

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Nobody's Fool | Richard Russo
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#12Booksof2023 #December

This book had a lot to live up to, because I love the movie with Paul Newman. We watch it every year sometime on or after Thanksgiving. Thankfully I loved it. It added depth to the characters in the movie and introduces more that are not in the movie. This is also a husband pick as he read it first. He is currently reading the second book and third one arrived today.

Reggie I haven‘t read this one but I‘ve read his Straight Man and it‘s hilarious. 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie This one has funny moments. The residents of North Bath are unique and that leads to hilarity sometimes. They also have a lot of issues. Since I have seen the movie so many times, the characters were the actors in my head but I think the casting fit. 5mo
Andrew65 Thanks for playing long, a great way to review 2023. See you for #12Booksof2024 on Christmas Day. 5mo
Bookzombie @Andrew65 Thanks for hosting! 5mo
Andrew65 @Bookzombie Love hosting this. 5mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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I read this for the first time, because it came up in the comments on another post. Listen, I enjoyed Silverstein‘s poetry as a kid and even read The Unicorn in some competition, but this was a no for me.

I did enjoy the “revised edition” below:
https://lithub.com/somebody-finally-fixed-the-ending-of-the-giving-tree/

Ruthiella That alternate ending is awesome! 👍 (edited) 5mo
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Charlotte's Web | E.B. White
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I thought I hadn‘t read this before, but I show it marked as read but with no date on GR.

Overall, I enjoyed this. There was a moment where I though Wilbur demanded too much of Charlotte. Lay off, pig, she is already saving your life. I really enjoyed the other animals on the farm, especially the geese and even Templeton, who is a bit of a jerk.

vivastory 😂 😂 Great review 5mo
batsy Wilbur and Templeton getting called out is very funny 😁 5mo
Bookzombie @vivastory Thanks! @batsy 😁 Thanks! 5mo
Reggie Lololol 5mo
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Strange Weather in Tokyo | Hiromi Kawakami
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#12Booksof2023 #November

This is not my normal type of read. There isn‘t really a plot. It‘s just quiet and lovely and I‘m glad I read it.

Reggie ❤️❤️❤️ sigh…… this book. 5mo
Andrew65 Looks good! 5mo
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The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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#12Booksof2023 #October

Jackson‘s take on SK‘s Carrie that I actually might like better. Loved it!

CBee LOVED this one!! 5mo
5feet.of.fury So good 5mo
Andrew65 Looks good, and great praise. 5mo
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#12Booksof2023 #September

I think I missed a day. Oops.

In September, I started to get my reading mojo back and my top pick was the fifth book in the Fiona Griffiths series. I highly recommend starting at the beginning.

Andrew65 A great author. 5mo
Bookzombie @Andrew65 I really wish there were more than 6 books in the series. 5mo
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I truly can‘t decide if I should read The Velveteen Rabbit now or run in fear. I‘m pretty sure I read it and/or saw the cartoon as a child and don‘t remember feeling like this.

The tagged is my #Bookspin for January, one gifted to me. 🙂

IndoorDame It‘s a beautiful story, but so devastating! I‘m all for not coddling kids and showing them the dark side of life, but some of the things they read and sang to our generation as bedtime stories… yikes! 5mo
Ruthiella That quote makes me think of The Giving Tree. You can take it at face value, but some readers see a more sinister side to it. 5mo
rubyslippersreads I hate The Velveteen Rabbit! It always makes me feel terrible, even as an adult. 5mo
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tpixie @Ruthiella I always felt so sorry for that tree. The boy was so selfish, hurting that tree 🌲 5mo
Bookzombie @IndoorDame That‘s so true. 5mo
Bookzombie @Ruthiella @tpixie I don‘t know if I had read The Giving Tree before today, but I read it tonight. I did not like it at all. ☹️ 5mo
Bookzombie @rubyslippersreads I think I will not revisit it. 🙂 5mo
tpixie @Bookzombie 🫂 hugs are needed after reading The Velveteen Rabbit & The Giving Tree!! 5mo
Bookzombie Aww, thanks! I skipped rereading Velveteen. ☺️ @tpixie (edited) 5mo
Reggie lol, yeah I read TVR while reading this and I just could not see people reading that story to kids without crying. 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Here is my #BookspinBingo for January. I will move the titles as needed when @TheAromaofBooks shares the numbers on January 2nd.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#Bookspin #Doublespin

I‘m using a year long list like @TheAromaofBooks does. Each month I will move two books from the backup list on the right to fill in the previous picks. Except for the categories which I will probably leave, unless they just repeatedly get picked, lol.

*I might get a whim (maybe, you never know) and read one before it‘s picked so I will replace those.

#BookspinBingo list to come.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 5mo
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An Evil Heart: A Novel | Linda Castillo
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#12Booksof2023 #August

August was not a great month for me, so I read fewer books. My top read happens to be the 15th book in Castillo‘s Kate Burkholder series. Kate, formerly Amish, is police chief in Painters Mill, Ohio and in this one investigates the brutal death of a young Amish man. I recommend starting the series from the beginning.

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2024 | George H. Easton
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Happy New Year!!

I‘m trying to keep it light this year.
I‘m not going to set a book goal (this worked last year).
I‘m going to participate in #AAM, #Bookspin #Doublespin, and #SeriesLove2024 again.
I‘m going to continue my attempt to read Stephen King in publication order, but not set a number goal this time.
This year I asked my husband to pick 6 books he wants me read. These are already on my TBR I just never get to them, so I have ⬇️

Andrew65 Best of luck and have a great year! 5mo
Bookzombie @Andrew65 Thank you! Same to you! 🙂 5mo
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Andrew65 @Bookzombie Thanks 😁 5mo
Reggie Happy New Year! 3 days late. Thank you so much for the prints. I love that both of them have a haunted house. I know Salem‘s Lot has to do with vampires but that house might as well be haunted. Thank you so much, Margie. 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Yay! Happy New Year! I‘m so glad you like them and that they made it to you. 🙂 5mo
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It's a Wrap | Andrew Laszlo
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#WrapUp #2023

There are a lot of ❌s up there, but I‘m not unhappy with my reading year.
I learned I still read a lot without setting a goal.
I started 14 series, but finished/caught up with 10 so I feel that is a success.

I didn‘t complete the rest of my challenges, but they were still fun.

To all who picked a book for me for the #12challenge, I fell off the wagon mid-year. I still plan to read your recommendations though. Thank you!

Reggie You did amazing! 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks, my friend. I hope you have a wonderful New Year‘s Eve and that 2024 is the best. 💕 5mo
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Maeve Fly | CJ Leede
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#12Booksof2023 #July

This is another one I loved but can‘t really recommend to almost anyone. This one is graphic with body horror, sexual content, fetish acts and torture.

Bookzombie I also loved this one. It‘s the first in a trilogy and my only regret is that the other two are not out yet. 5mo
Andrew65 Sounds like a full-on book. 5mo
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