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CBee

Joined April 2018

“You don‘t spend your life hanging around books without learning a thing or two.” - Lemony Snicket www.goodreads.com/cydneybuchholz
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Twas a tough decision between The Trees and Betty, but (mighty) Betty wins ♥️ #readingbracket

AmyG Ooo I just got Betty. Glad it‘s good. 10h
CBee @AmyG for some reason I thought you‘d read it! Okay, you‘ll love it, just be prepared for 💔 8h
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Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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This book ripped my heart out, put it back together, ripped it out again. Beautiful writing that draws from the author‘s own Cherokee heritage. Not a light read, and you‘ll feel like your heart might burst or that you need to step away to remember to breath. It‘s that good, and that powerful.
This was my #bookspin for May.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 15h
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Hey #obamabuddyread friends (Yoda says hey too)! How‘s everyone doing? I‘m trucking along with Part 6 🏃‍♀️ Apologies for not checking in more often (thank goodness this is a low pressure buddy read). Check in when you can 🥰

AmyG Love your photo! I haven‘t read anything so it‘s low pressure for me. (I am sorry I bailed). 😬 4d
CBee @AmyG don‘t even be sorry! It‘s a heavy book, SUPER detailed and at times, hard to focus on! I‘ve struggled with it myself 🤷‍♀️ 4d
Sleepswithbooks I‘m inching along like a snail 🐌 but I won‘t finish this portion on time. I don‘t love it as much as I had hoped although I do love the author ❤️ 4d
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CBee @Sleepswithbooks no worries! I have to agree with you. The past couple of parts have been a bit slower to get through. 🤷‍♀️ But yup, still love him!! ♥️♥️ 4d
Leftcoastzen Cuteness!🐶 4d
SusanLee Cuteness overload! 3d
CBee @Leftcoastzen @SusanLee thank you! He‘s a silly pup 😊 3d
peanutnine I'm chugging along, ready to start the last section next month 3d
CBee @peanutnine me too 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Sargar114 It does feel like it‘s getting further into the weeds detail wise. I finished this chapter earlier this month I think doing all audio. 3d
CBee @Sargar114 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3d
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Second in the Gamache series, and it counts for #setinacanadianprovince for #booked2022. Kind of an obvious choice for that one 😂 I did enjoy it, but it‘s a bit more “cozy” and I usually prefer my murder mysteries to be a bit more on the edge of the seat. I‘d still like to finish the series, as Armand Gamache is one of my favorite book characters ♥️

Cinfhen Glad it worked for #Booked22 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1w
Amiable I love this series. 😍 1w
CBee @Amiable I‘d heard it starts a bit slower and gets better with each book. I think I was having a weird week because it was a slow read for some reason 🤷‍♀️ 1w
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Amiable @CBee It definitely gets better as it goes. For me, the individual mysteries themselves are less of a draw than the overarching narrative that slowly reveals itself throughout the course of the series. 1w
CBee @Amiable I definitely want to keep reading them! Have you read the entire series? 1w
Amiable @CBee All the ones she‘s written so far, yes! 🙂 1w
CBee @Amiable well, I‘ve discovered that they‘re on Kindle Unlimited, at least through book 6 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Percival Everett is a genius - I never would have imagined a satire written about such a brutal and horrific part of history, and I never would have imagined laughing whilst reading it (laughing a lot, actually). Someone else said he managed to make something as horrible as racism, funny - and it‘s true (I feel strange saying that, if you‘ve read this you‘ll understand). I found myself researching things, names, people mentioned in the book 👇🏻

CBee As well as the history of the song (originally a poem) Strange Fruit. Check out the history of the guy who wrote it, it‘s fascinating. Lastly, I was born and raised in Mississippi, and well, the more unsavory characters in the book are similar to people I‘ve actually met. So yeah, they exist (scary but true). Five million stars, this book rocked my world. Read it! 2w
CBee @Jas16 this book was INCREDIBLE. Total #blameitonlitsy and I understand now why it‘s so beloved. 2w
Jas16 @CBee I am so glad that you loved it as much as I did. I don‘t think I have stopped raving about it yet 2w
CBee @Jas16 it was just so unique and I‘m so impressed by the author. Must look for his other books now! 2w
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This is my 4th Sager and I‘m totally underwhelmed. I FLEW through it, especially as I got towards the middle, but then I figured out the ending!! I can‘t stand when that happens. Anyway, it was just meh - his other books are SO much better. This was my #doublespin 👍🏻 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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“This is memory.”
This little book was incredible! Woodson writes prose like poetry - lyrical and beautiful. I‘d absolutely read another book about these characters. This counts for #blackownedpublisherorimprint for #booked2022. The imprint is Amistad (Harper Collins), if anyone is looking for books for this prompt! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

CBee And thanks @Chelsea.Poole for posting about Lakewood, another Amistad publication - it helped me find this book for the prompt ♥️ 3w
Kdgordon88 I love Woodson and this book gets all the stars 🌟 3w
4thhouseontheleft Great pick! I love this book. 3w
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CBee @Kdgordon88 looking forward to reading more Woodson! 3w
CBee @4thhouseontheleft ♥️😊 3w
Chelsea.Poole Oh good! Glad to share the info 😊 and I‘ll have to read this book. I adored another of hers 3w
Cinfhen Agreed this book was fantastic as is the book @Chelsea.Poole recommend 💕💕 3w
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Another good one! Thanks again for gifting this to me, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️♥️ I really enjoyed it!

swynn Oh, that one's on my Bingo card this month. Glad to hear it's a good one! 4w
CBee @swynn it‘s a great mystery, I really sped through it! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you enjoyed it!! 4w
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#bookspin and #doublespin for May! Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks ♥️

Chelsea.Poole Great selections! 📚 ☺️ 4w
AmyG Ooooh, I just got a used copy of Betty. Hope you enjoy it. 4w
CBee @AmyG perfect excuse to finally get to it! I‘ve been on an awesome streak 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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AmyG Hooray! I‘ve been reading good books, too! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
ncsufoxes Betty has definitely been one of my favorite books. Heartbreaking but the other writing is so beautiful 4w
CBee @ncsufoxes looking forward to finally reading it 😊 4w
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Probably the closest I‘ve ever come to a bingo 😂😂 #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 4w
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It was REALLY hard to pick between Fresh Water for Flowers and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Ultimately, FWFF wins again ♥️ #ReadingBracket

KristiAhlers I loved that story. I picked it up because yes I‘m drawn by cover art but in the end it was the amazing story that resonated with me for a good bit. It was hard to pick up another book right away for me. 1mo
CBee @KristiAhlers agreed! Sticks with you ♥️ 1mo
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A beautiful, absolutely heartbreaking book. I highly recommend it, but it did take me longer to read, what with everything in Ukraine (the parallels are scary), plus this isn‘t a book that you can really speed through. I loved it and I‘m so glad I read it.

HeatherBookNerd So so good. Brutal at times, but worth the emotional investment. 1mo
Megabooks 💯💯 1mo
CBee @HeatherBookNerd I agree 100%!! 1mo
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Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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My BOTM choices 😁 #botm

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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This could change, as I just picked my BOTM - THREE books this time, oopsie 😂😂
@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Y‘all. I continue to enjoy the book but this part was over my head - I found myself zoning out sometimes 🫢 I told @Sargar114 this already, but my favorite part has to be when Malia tells her dad that he needs to save the tigers 🐅♥️ How‘s it going for everyone?
This was also my #doublespin, @TheAromaofBooks 👏🏻👏🏻
#obamabuddyread

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
TheBookHippie I‘m catching up influenza is still running rampant here. Somehow I‘m the only one not with it 😩😷🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
AmyG I haven‘t read it in a while. 😢 1mo
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CBee @AmyG aw that‘s okay! Do you want me to still tag you in my posts? I don‘t mind either way ♥️ 1mo
CBee @TheBookHippie oh dang, I‘m so sorry!! Crossing fingers and toes that you stay well!! 1mo
AmyG You can keep me. I do like seeing you all. 1mo
CBee @AmyG good, cause I‘d miss you 😘 1mo
AmyG Awww 😘…I just can‘t wrap my head around this book now. I am purely “escape” reading. 1mo
CBee @AmyG I‘m still right there with you! Though I‘m reading something right now that‘s set during the Chechen Wars and um, wow. It‘s good but so painful and relatable to what‘s happening in Ukraine. 1mo
Sleepswithbooks Slow moving right now.. I think I have 25 pages left in this part. 1mo
CBee @Sleepswithbooks no rush 😘 1mo
peanutnine There are definitely parts that are over my head but listening to the audio has helped keep me engaged 1mo
CBee @peanutnine yep, me too! I‘d still be on part 1 if I were reading the print book 😂😂😂 1mo
Libby1 This has been a pretty intense month so I haven‘t started this section yet! I will catch up and I really enjoy being a part of this group, @CBee . ❤️ 1mo
CBee @Libby1 no rush at all! This is the most laid back buddy read ever 😊 1mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Obama speaking about Putin‘s rise to power. Considering everything happening in the Ukraine, this quote struck me 💔 #obamabuddyread

AmyG Look at our own country. He is correct. 1mo
CBee @AmyG sadly 😞 1mo
TheBookHippie Struck me as well… 1mo
Sargar114 Ugh so sad 1mo
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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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What the heck did I just read? Lol I have so many questions 😳😳😳 Awesome mystery/thriller, kept me guessing. Also, this fits the prompt for #aboutsisters for #booked2022! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yay!! Well done 💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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I laughed, I cried, I LOVED this. I‘m so glad I went the audio route, as I can‘t imagine reading this any other way. My heart is still hurting for Dave, and I hope he can find his way through yet another time of unimaginable grief.

Lauram I loved this too! I was so sad to hear that Grohl lost another close friend. I don‘t know how you recover from that kind of loss. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Yes! I listened to this last month, and same, I laughed and cried. And now with Taylor‘s death, my heart is hurting for Dave all over again. 1mo
CBee @Lauram I don‘t know either. I‘m glad he seems to have a good support system of family and friends. But it‘s just hard to fathom. 1mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 same. I hope he‘s doing the best he can, considering. 1mo
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FOUR YEARS in this amazing place 😊😊😊😊😊
#litsyversary ♥️♥️♥️♥️

TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
squirrelbrain Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Happy Litsyversary! 1mo
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Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 1mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🎉❤️🎉❤️💫💫💫 1mo
AmyG Yay! Happy Litsyversary! I am so happy you joined. 😘 1mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 1mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 1mo
CBee @AmyG 😘😘😘 1mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎊📖🥳 1mo
Gissy Congratulations 🎊🎉 🎊to each one of you!🥳😘 1mo
Nute Happy Litsyversary, Friend!💕 1mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Haunting, dark, suspenseful. I loved this book and was surprised to discover it‘s based on a real person. Reminded me a lot of The Mercies, how the setting/climate/locale becomes a character in the book. I wish things had turned out differently for Agnes 🙁

Follow.my.read The Mercies was one of my favorite books! I‘ve had Burial Rites on my shelf for years! Time to pull it out! 2mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this one too! 2mo
Mirazzles I also loved this book and wished things tuned out differently for Agnes! 2mo
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SusanLee I‘ve enjoyed this book a lot! So sad with how it ends for Agnes 😭 2mo
CBee @Follow.my.read it‘s got similar vibes, I think you‘ll enjoy it if you loved The Mercies (which I also loved) 😊 2mo
CBee @Mirazzles I loved her character ♥️ 2mo
CBee @SusanLee very sad. I kept hoping it wouldn‘t turn out the way it did 🙁 2mo
CBee @Tamra it gets a lot of Litsy love 😊 2mo
Librarybelle One of my favorite books! And, totally agree about The Mercies having similar vibes 2mo
CBee @Librarybelle I‘m so glad I finally read it, even though the ending was so sad 😞 2mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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1. Burial Rites (I‘m a one print/ebook at a time kinda girl)
2. I enjoy both!
3. Haven‘t finished any recently as I just rejoined Audible - current listens are A Promised Land and The Storyteller.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

AmyG Wonderful book. 2mo
CBee @AmyG 2nd book I‘ve read this year set in Iceland. I‘m sensing a theme 🤔🤷‍♀️ 2mo
CBee @AmyG I needed to clarify, I was thinking of The Mercies and that‘s Norway 🤦‍♀️Let‘s just call it a Scandinavian theme 😊 2mo
AmyG Ha! 2mo
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Happy Saturday! We have TWO winners for the giveaway (I decided one wasn‘t enough ?). @Sargar114 and @KateReadsYA ?????? Send me your address at cydneybean at gmail.com and I‘ll send you a book from your TBR (make sure it‘s up to date!).
To pick the winners, I used the spinner on wheelofnames.com, shuffled the names a few times, and voilà! Congrats you two!! ???
Thanks everyone for entering!

Chrissyreadit Congrats to the winners 🙌🎉🙌 2mo
IamIamIam That's so generous!! Congrats to everyone!!! 💜💜 2mo
carlthecattt Congratulations! 😊 2mo
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AmyG Congrats you two!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
KateReadsYA OMG I am so excited! I have seriously never won a giveaway before and this just made my whole day. Wooooo thank you so much for hosting this. I'll email you today! 🤗 2mo
CBee @KateReadsYA I‘m so glad!! Look forward to your email 😊😊 2mo
Zuhkeeyah Congrats to the winners!! 🎉🎉 2mo
wordslinger42 Congratulations to the winners!! 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Congratulations to the winners! 2mo
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
peanutnine 🥳🥳💖💖 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
MaureenMc 👏😊 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Sargar114 Email sent! Thank you so much! 🥰. Congrats to @KateReadsYA as well!!! 2mo
BeeMagical Congrats!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
CBee @Sargar114 congrats 😁😁 2mo
KateReadsYA @Sargar114 Congrats to you too! So happy she picked 2 and we both get to feel special together 💗 2mo
BarbaraBB Congrats both 🏆👍🏽 and thank you @CBee 🤍 2mo
CBee @KateReadsYA it was hard to just pick two…. If I had unlimited $$$ I‘d just send everyone books ♥️♥️ 2mo
CBee @BarbaraBB you‘re welcome 🥰 2mo
KateReadsYA @CBee That would be the dream! 2mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats to the winners!🙌🏼🎉 2mo
Gissy Congratulations to the winners!👏👏👏👏👏 2mo
bthegood congratulations 👏 2mo
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New #readingbracket with book covers! Thanks @chasjjlee 😁

Jemmygem @michellelav we should do something like this cool idea 2mo
BarbaraBB Some good ones there! 2mo
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Mary Jane | Jessica Anya Blau
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I loved this so much! I‘d heard it was good for fans of Daisy Jones and Almost Famous; honestly, I don‘t see much of either ?‍♀️ I love Mary Jane, I could somewhat relate to her naïveté, I loved her journey. And the ending was perfect ?
This was my #bookspin!! ? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Last day to enter! Choosing the winner tomorrow 😊😊 Comment here or on original post to enter (see original post for details). Good luck! 😁😁😁

AmyG Congrats! I posted on the original and thank you for the giveaway. I totally missed this. 😳 2mo
BarbaraBB Congratulations Cydney with a huge milestone! I missed your original post but went back and found it. I know we read a lot of the same books so you might have read this one already but my favorite so far is one I just finished but won‘t forget any time soon. Thanks for organizing this giveaway 🤍 2mo
CBee @BarbaraBB I haven‘t read it but it looks great, thank you for recommending and thanks for entering 😊♥️ 2mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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A very late check in, #obamabuddyread friends! Here‘s a pic of a mural at our local zoo - it‘s a secretary bird! It‘s been cuckoo crazy here, but I finally finished part 4 (four days late 😂). Hope everyone is still enjoying the book!

TheBookHippie I plan to catch up this weekend 😝 vestibular migraines and vertigo not friends of reading! 😫 2mo
AmyG Beautiful mural. Feel better @TheBookHippie and….I didn‘t read my section at all. ☹️ 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I hope you feel better! Migraines and vertigo are no joke 🙁🙁 2mo
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CBee @AmyG no worries! This is totally no pressure, catch up when you want to 😘 2mo
TheBookHippie @CBee second attack this spring but not as severe as round one… ugh the constant weather changes inflame my body 😫 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I can totally relate! Lots of weather changes here too and they wreak havoc 😩 2mo
peanutnine I'm really enjoying the book! Breaking it down into one part each month is way more manageable for me and the audiobook is a lifesaver. I don't think I would have made it this far otherwise! ☺️ 2mo
Kdgordon88 Audio is definitely making it easier to get done but my mind did wander a bit in this section. 2mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 mine too 😂 2mo
CBee @peanutnine I definitely wouldn‘t have made it without audio. I‘m glad I have the print book, but I just wouldn‘t have gotten through it like I am with audio! 2mo
Sargar114 @peanutnine agree with everything you said. The section a month and audio is marking it much easier to get through. I don‘t take in the audio as much so I go back and forth; but really enjoy listening to him speak again. 2mo
Sargar114 @TheBookHippie that sounds terrible; hope you feel better. 2mo
CBee @Sargar114 ♥️♥️ same 2mo
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I don‘t know how he did it, but this was better than the first book! And that‘s saying a lot, as the first one was amazing. I‘d like to think that there is a group of older folks like these four, somewhere. I adore the characters so much! ♥️♥️

Libby1 Book 3 is out in September! 2mo
Aims42 I felt the same way! I can‘t remember when I enjoyed the second book more than the first one 😁 2mo
KathyWheeler @Libby1 yay! So happy to hear this. 2mo
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CBee @Libby1 that is excellent news!! I might have to just cave and preorder it 😁 2mo
CBee @Aims42 same! 2mo
squirrelbrain Loved this one more too…I think it‘s because we know and love the characters this time around. 2mo
CBee @squirrelbrain I love them all so much ♥️ 2mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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It took me forever to do this collage and it still isn‘t even 😭🤪 But anyway, here‘s my #bookspinbingo board for April! Happy spring! @TheAromaofBooks

Amiable Oh, “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” is heartbreaking but SOOO good… 2mo
CBee @Amiable good to know ♥️ It‘s been on the list forever, hoping to get to it! I never read all of these in a month 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Good month for me! Didn‘t finish my part for #obamabuddyread (I‘m almost done) but had a bunch of other awesome reads. Carrying a few over for April. @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
Zoes_Human I LOVE Legendborn. Sequel comes out this summer! 2mo
CBee @Zoes_Human can‘t wait 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Wow. This was an incredible retelling of the King Arthur legend. It started a bit slow for me, but then I couldn‘t stop reading. All the history, the pain, the magic….. SO good. This was my #bookspin (2 spots!). ♥️ And, I‘m going to count it as #darkacademia for #booked2022 😊
@TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘m actually intrigued…..thanks for posting & sharing 😍 2mo
Pogue I read this in one day. I could not put it down. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen 😊 2mo
CBee @Pogue I can understand that! And there‘s a sequel coming out in November 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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The Prettiest Star | Carter Sickels
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#ReadingBracket time!! 😊😊😊

zezeki Can I download from somewhere this template, I really like it and would like to use it, if that would be okay. 😊 2mo
CBee @zezeki I‘m not sure - I just did a screenshot and used Pic Collage to fill in the boxes. @chasjjlee is there a template for this by chance? 😁 2mo
chasjjlee @zezeki @CBee there are a few blank templates on my page that you can screenshot and use ☺️. I will tag you on them 👍. 2mo
CBee @chasjjlee thanks 😊😊 2mo
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SO THIS HAPPENED 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 In honor of this awesome milestone, of Litsy and the amazing friends I‘ve made, and so many books I never would‘ve read if I hadn‘t found this community, I‘m doing a giveaway! To enter, comment below and tell me the best book you‘ve read so far this year. Easy peasy! Will select a winner to get a book (or two 😊) from their TBR on April 9. Good luck!

CBee @LitsyEvents could y‘all repost this for me? 😁 2mo
Butterfinger The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Thanks for the opportunity. 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘ve read several good ones but I have to give the top spot to 2mo
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Clwojick Wow! Congratulations!!!!! I was late to the game with this one, but read it this year and fell in love! 2mo
CBee @Clwojick one of my favorite books in the WORLD!!! 2mo
CBee @Butterfinger that‘s on my TBR! 2mo
CBee @wanderinglynn looks like a good one! Thanks for entering 😊😊 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Congratulations! One of my favs for this year is These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant 2mo
Twainy Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by KJ Parker. Congratulations on the milestone!! 🎉 2mo
Gissy But first, congratulations! 🎉🎊 📚📚📚🥳👏👏👏👏 One of my favorite books read this year was The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O‘Farrell. I just discovered this author❤️

I also loved this year, another book by this author, Hamnet.
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GondorGirl By far the best book I've read this year. 2mo
CBee @Gissy I just read and loved Hamnet as well ♥️ 2mo
CBee @Twainy thank you! 2mo
CBee @GondorGirl that‘s on my bingo list so hoping to read it very soon! Have you read Legendborn? Am reading it now and it‘s SO good. 2mo
CBee @ShelleyBooksie thank you! 2mo
KateReadsYA Congratulations and thanks for hosting a give away!!!!! My favorite book so far this year is 2mo
peanutnine Wow congrats on the milestone! 🎉 I've read a few great books this year but this one made me so happy 2mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
CBee @KateReadsYA so many love that series 😊 (edited) 2mo
Meshell1313 Wowza! 🙌🙌🙌 Best so far is 2mo
CBee @BookwormAHN one of my faves last year!! So good! 2mo
CBee @peanutnine I‘m all for happy mood boosting reads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
CBee @Meshell1313 awesome! More Maas love ♥️ 2mo
jdiehr Congratulations! So far this year I would have to say my favorite has been The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus. 2mo
TheLudicReader Congrats on your milestone. Best book so far 2mo
CrowCAH Congratulations 📕Best book so far… (edited) 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie oooo, Frida Kahlo ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
CBee @jdiehr thanks for entering! 2mo
CBee @TheLudicReader I‘ve been wanting to read that one! 2mo
CBee @CrowCAH thanks for entering 😊😊 2mo
Amiable Congratulations! My best read so far has been a nonfiction book, but I know you don‘t like to read NF so I‘ll pick one of the really good fiction books 🙂 2mo
Chrissyreadit Congratulations!!! This has been a great reading year so far! One current favorite is 2mo
CBee @Amiable you‘ve got a good memory 😊 Though I do have some good NF pics on Audible once I get done with Obama‘s tome 😂 and The Storyteller (which I haven‘t wanted to listen to recently because it makes me sad). Thanks for entering! 2mo
CBee @carlthecattt ooo, that looks good!! 2mo
CBee @Chrissyreadit oooo, mythology always works for me 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
LeslieO Congratulations! My fav so far this year is 2mo
Jas16 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 2mo
Jas16 I think my favorite book so far this year has been 2mo
KateReadsYA @CBee YES its literally the BEST series I've ever read hands down! 2mo
IamIamIam Congratulations!!! 👏👏👏 I think Winterset Hollow was the best book I read this year. 2mo
CBee @LeslieO hopefully an April read for me 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
CBee @Jas16 I have a hold on this one! 2mo
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks must read soon! 2mo
CBee @KateReadsYA 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
CBee @IamIamIam awesome! Thanks for entering! 2mo
Jas16 @CBee cannot wait to hear what you think 2mo
CBee @Jas16 😊😊😊 2mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🍾 My favorite book so far has been 2mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats on your milestone! My fave nonfiction so far is How the Word is Passed, fiction is The Mercies….sorry I couldn‘t decide between the two. 2mo
CBee @MaureenMc awesome! 2mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 The Mercies was SO good 👏🏻 2mo
PageShifter Congratulations! This tagged book has been my favorit this far. 2mo
CBee @PageShifter sounds great! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
StayCurious I‘ve read a few great ones but I recently read Salem by Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels and I loved it! Congrats on your milestone! 2mo
bthegood Congrats on your milestone - my favorite book so far - Batman: The Long Halloween (I think it is the best Batman) - make a great day - 🙂 2mo
CBee @StayCurious thank you! 2mo
CBee @bthegood love Batman! 2mo
Zuhkeeyah Congrats on the milestone! 🎉📚 Favorite so far this year is 2mo
CBee @Zuhkeeyah I must read this soon. You‘re the 2nd person to list it as your favorite 😊😊 2mo
Sargar114 Congrats!!! So far my favorite has been 2mo
CBee @Sargar114 that one was so good!! Loved it. 2mo
wordslinger42 Congratulations!! 🥳 Thank you for doing a giveaway! My favorite so far has been 2mo
CBee @wordslinger42 thanks for entering! 2mo
AmyG I completely missed this (as I was in MI). Congrats my friend!!!! My favorite this year…. 2mo
CBee @AmyG which you gifted to me and I cannot WAIT to read! 😘😘 2mo
BeeMagical congratulations!👏🏻👏🏻 best book so far has been The Paris Apartment💕 2mo
CBee @BeeMagical cool! Can‘t wait to read that one 😁 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Spring has sprung, apparently 😂 Here‘s my #bookspin list for April! @TheAromaofBooks 😁😁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Hopepunk | Preston Norton
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Pic of Grogu because well, he‘s cute. @Cinfhen and anyone else interested, I read this awesome article about #hopepunk the other day. Enjoy!

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/27/18137571/what-is-hopepunk-noblebright-grimdark

Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks 😊 2mo
KathyWheeler Grogu is absolutely adorable. 2mo
CBee @KathyWheeler I don‘t think it‘s possible not to love the little guy ♥️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting. Thanks for the article link! 🙂 2mo
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm sure thing ♥️ 2mo
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Listening to this in the car and Dave mentions how he‘s Nirvana‘s “faceless drummer,” so he barely gets recognized except when random folks ask, “ARE YOU DAVE NAVARRO?”
I died. I swear 😂😂😂

persephone1408 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
KathyWheeler 😄 2mo
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Saga Compendium One | Brian K. Vaughan
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Reread but in compendium form 👏🏻👏🏻 Just as good as it was the first time but all in one HUGE volume. This counts for #hopepunk #booked2022 😊😊😊
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yay!! I still have that prompt to fill 😅 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen I actually meant to post a really good article I read about the #hopepunk genre. Will do that now and tag you! 2mo
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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@AmyG thank you, sweet friend. This arrived today ♥️😊
I‘ve had a Monday, so this made me feel better! 😘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
AmyG Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 😘 2mo
CBee @AmyG I‘m sure I will 😘 2mo
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Beautifully written ♥️ Too tired to write much more than that 😂 but I loved it.

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The Prettiest Star | Carter Sickels
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Thanks to @BookNAround for telling me about this book two (three?) years ago ♥️
I‘ll never understand the hate, the horrible treatment, the abandonment. It wasn‘t their fault, but they were blamed anyway. I‘m thankful for this book, and I‘m thankful for the sadness because it means I won‘t forget ♥️
#booked2022 #aidsepidemic @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I read this last year thanks to @Megabooks who gifted me a copy!!! It‘s a powerful story 😩GREAT pick!! You‘re on a roll 🎲🎲🎲 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen thank you! ♥️ Definitely a book I won‘t forget. 2mo
CBee @AmyG you‘d love this one if you haven‘t already read it ♥️ 2mo
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AmyG Thanks for thinking of me. Stacked! Have you read Damnation Spring? 2mo
AmyG And unstacked as I was just able to get it from the library! 🙌🏻 2mo
CBee @AmyG it‘s on my list! Would love to read it, I‘ve heard great things! 2mo
CBee @AmyG you‘ll love it. Prepare for the tears though. But it‘s so good. 2mo
AmyG I will send it to you, my friend. 😘 2mo
CBee @AmyG you are the sweetest ♥️♥️ thank you, friend!!! 2mo
Megabooks This was fantastic! 2mo
BookNAround So good, wasn‘t it? 2mo
CBee @BookNAround incredible. Beautiful. Thanks for putting it on my radar ♥️ 2mo
BookNAround ❤️ 2mo
Librariana Had not heard of this one, but added to the stack. Thank you for sharing! 💜 2mo
CBee @Librariana it‘s a beautiful book. Heartbreaking. A new favorite for me ♥️ 2mo
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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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What a drama-filled emotional ride of a book! I‘m a mythology nerd (especially Greek, though the author based characters on both Greek and Roman god and goddess names), and adore any sort of book (well-written of course) about a dysfunctional family. And WHAT family is more dysfunctional than the mythical immortal family of Olympus? Good stuff 🤓 Aaaaand I figured out who was who (mostly), so I‘ve fully solidified that I am still 100% nerd 😁😂

Branwen I loved this one! I was so excited when I figured out who each character was supposed to be! 😂👏 3mo
CBee @Branwen me too! I made a list of each character and which god or goddess they represented! 😂😂🤓🤓 3mo
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Cinfhen This was my choice too!! And I LOVED this book ♥️ 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen I LOVE mythology retellings!! 2mo
Cinfhen Me too!!! This was a “light” retelling but it was fun to figure out the connections🤓 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen figuring out who was who was my favorite part 🤓 2mo
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@rachelsbrittain just a quick post to thank you for the Book Riot newsletter that focused on Ukrainian books/authors. I bought this based on your rec and am really looking forward to reading it. 😊

rachelsbrittain I'm so glad you enjoyed it / found it helpful! I've put holds on all three through my library! 3mo
CBee @rachelsbrittain I did! I also noticed she wrote Oksana, Behave! I‘ve heard that‘s good too! 3mo
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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New favorite alert!! I LOVED this so much. Murder mystery, yes, but also so tender and funny and sad too. I want a shirt that has the first names of the TMC 😂😂
Oh, this was my #doublespin!! @TheAromaofBooks
Also used for #booked2022 #murdermystery @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

AmyG I want this to be made into a Tv series. 3mo
CBee @AmyG I just read that Spielberg is making it into a movie!! I need to research that a little further though 🧐 And there‘s a third book coming out in September! I‘ve already reserved the second one at my library 😁 3mo
Suet624 Spielberg! Wow. 3mo
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CBee @Suet624 I know!! I could see him doing it, seems right up his alley. 3mo
AmyG No way! That is amazing. *off to google 3mo
AmyG It‘s Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment that‘s making the movie. It‘s in development. The main actors will not be in their 70‘s but more 50-60‘s. 3mo
CBee @AmyG I went to Google too and forgot to update 😂 I wonder who they‘ll cast…. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Cinfhen Loved this one and the sequel!!!! 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen just picked up the sequel from the library tonight! 😁 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s even better than the first book!! Enjoy 😊 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen the first was excellent!! If it‘s even better than that, I can‘t wait 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Hooray for Books! | Brian Won
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This bookmark 😂😂 it‘s like they KNOW ME 😂😂 #botm

AmyG Ha! I actually love doing laundry. 😂 3mo
CBee @AmyG I have plenty, come on over 😂😂 3mo
AmyG Ha…I figured you‘d invite me over. 🤣 3mo
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CBee @AmyG but I‘d never have you do laundry. We‘d just sit and talk 😘 3mo
AmyG Maybe some day it will happen. 3mo
CBee @AmyG I hope so!! 3mo
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Misty!! How sweet of you ♥️♥️ I‘ve wanted to read this for a while, and I adore this cute little book journal! Thank you for the surprise 😊😊 Always happy to help when I can. #litsylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Sargar114 Just read this one and it was a good one (and a quick read). Enjoy! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you enjoy it!! 😘 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 looking forward to it! Thanks 😊 3mo
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sure I will!! 3mo
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Dear Fredrik Backman, once again you‘ve written a book that has stolen my heart ♥️♥️♥️
It‘s impossible not to love Britt-Marie.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft am going to submit this for #booked2022 #madeforthesmallscreen if that‘s ok?

Well-ReadNeck Loved this on audiobook. The narrator captured B-M perfectly. 3mo
CBee @Well-ReadNeck I‘d love to hear that sometime! 3mo
Cinfhen Absolutely 😄👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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CBee @Cinfhen hooray! Funnily enough, I‘ve barely got any for the winter group but have a bunch scattered throughout the rest of the list 😂 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s how it goes sometimes but you still have PLENTY of time to fill in missing prompts!! 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen true! Thanks ♥️ 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I can already see Fresh Water for Flowers being my favorite of the year! But we shall see 😊 #ReadingBracket

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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This was in 2017. I was spiraling after he left office, and so scared for what was coming 🙁 I know I wasn‘t the only person he wrote back to, but I still felt so special ♥️ Hope y‘all enjoy! #obamabuddyread

Amiable I love this so much! ❤️❤️ 3mo
CBee @Amiable it‘s made my day to read it, even five years later. I read and reread it so many times ♥️♥️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m especially scared now with everything going on… 🇺🇦 We are not doing enough for Ukraine. 💔🙏🏻 Their President is a true hero. #Zelensky 3mo
peanutnine ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
SW-T 🥰 3mo
Sleepswithbooks 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 3mo
DogMomIrene ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Libby1 That is INCREDIBLE. Thanks for sharing. ❤️ 3mo
CBee @Libby1 I thought you guys would enjoy it ♥️ 3mo
TheBookHippie 🥺🥺♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Tera66 ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😭 3mo
Sargar114 This is wonderful!!! ❤️🤍💙 3mo
Kdgordon88 Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!💗💗💗 3mo
Jas16 Thank you for sharing this! ❤️ 3mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 mine too ♥️♥️ 3mo
CBee @Jas16 you‘re welcome! I owe you a letter, my friend!! 3mo
AmyG That. Is. Amazing! 3mo
TheBookHippie The refusing aid to Ukraine by Trump -the reason for his impeachment -comes to mind as a threat to democracy … we are paying for those years. It‘s unfortunate people don‘t see it. 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie 💯 agree. I see it, and I remember. Lest we forget he also called Putin a genius, for invading Ukraine 🙁😡 3mo
TheBookHippie @CBee I just cannot. 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I know. I can‘t either. 3mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Just cause I love Liz Climo ♥️♥️ We are on to Part 4, #obamabuddyread pals! I‘m still on Part 3 but, I‘ll catch up. Wanted to mention a bit that warmed my heart - how Obama would read letters from constituents and try his best to respond (he‘d even read the negative ones). When he left office, I wrote to him, despondent, telling him how afraid I was for the country‘s future. Had no idea I would get a response but I did! It was lovely, ⬇️

CBee (Continued from above) and gave me hope that things might be okay. 3mo
peanutnine I loved that part too! He always seemed to want to stay connected to the people of the country. That's so awesome that you got a response from him! What a treasure 💕 3mo
CBee @peanutnine I think it might have made my whole year ♥️♥️ 3mo
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Kdgordon88 I‘m behind but will get caught up. I love that you wrote him and that he responded. Has there ever been a more decent leader? I think not. 3mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 no worries, I‘m behind as well. And I can‘t think of many more decent than him. I never imagined I‘d get a response, much less AFTER he‘d left office. But he took the time and it was such a light in the darkness. (edited) 3mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
AmyG I have notes at home! I am now in Michigan visiting my grandson. But I, too, loved where he reads letters from people and writes some back. 3mo
AmyG My husband was once the mayor of our town. He was a Democrat. During Obama years….and he recieved a Christmas card from Obama. I need to find it and post it! 3mo
CBee @AmyG I have the e-mail he sent back, I‘ll post it sometime! Hope all is well in Michigan - have fun with the grand baby, he must be getting so big!! 3mo
AmyG @CBee thanks! He just turned 2. Where did all the time go? 😳 3mo
CBee @AmyG it definitely flies 🥺 3mo
Sleepswithbooks @CBee - I love that he wrote people back and I love it even more that you are someone he wrote to 🥰💌 3mo
CBee @Sleepswithbooks I found the e-mail, I‘m going to post it for y‘all ♥️ 3mo
Sargar114 I loved that as well! How the political process and how people cared more about power or being correct in this section was infuriating 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 agreed. And it‘s still like that, unfortunately 🙁 3mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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19 (blue arrow) is my #bookspin, 3 (orange arrow) is my #doublespin! Not aiming for bingo but will read from this list only this month (hopefully 🤪). Thanks, Sarah! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I don‘t really use other social media, so I thought I‘d post this here. #IStandWithUkraine 🇺🇦♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too 🇺🇦🙏🏻🕯 3mo
Allylu #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦🙏💕 3mo
Jas16 🇺🇦❤️ 3mo
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sprainedbrain 🇺🇦❤️ 3mo
Cupcake12 🇺🇦 ❤️ 3mo
zezeki 🇺🇦💙💛 3mo
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