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CBee

Joined April 2018

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/cydneybuchholz and Storygraph: https://app.thestorygraph.com/profile/cydbee
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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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#Bookspin list for April! We‘ll see how I do 😂 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13h
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So, my kiddo and I are on the way home from a mini field trip today, and he decides to make a folder on my phone. Can I just say, my kid is AWESOME 🙌🏻😂😍 It‘s perfect right?

Bklover Yes! I have one too- definitely my favorite folder! 2d
CBee @Bklover the majority of my apps are book related 😂😊 2d
Meshell1313 Love it! 🙌 2d
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Aims42 Lol! Our folder has 95% of the same apps 😂 Love having them organized 2d
CBee @Aims42 NICE 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I admit it‘s much nicer having them in one place! The kiddo knows 😂 2d
Aims42 @CBee 😊😊😊 2d
LiteraryinLawrence Yesssss! 2d
AkashaVampie My hubby did the same thing but called it NerdsRus. Haha 2d
Ruthiella Perfect! 🤩 2d
batsy That's so cute 🥰 (I have one of those folders, too 😆) 2d
CBee @AkashaVampie that‘s perfect 😂😂 2d
AkashaVampie @CBee I know right!! 2d
AkashaVampie @CBee he also did one that is called Fun Shit. It's all my app games. Haha 2d
CBee @AkashaVampie ha! My folder for that is “games and more” thanks to the kiddo 😂 2d
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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I LOVED this. Shorter chapters, so many stories, a lot of characters to keep track of, but it worked well for me and I just love how the author connected it all. Can‘t wait to discuss! #literarycrew #pantone2023 #vanillacream #fieryred @Clwojick @Librarybelle

JamieArc I had the same thoughts about it! 3d
Amor4Libros Loved this one, too!! 3d
Librarybelle Hooray!!! 2d
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Following Adina‘s lead and posting a weird word with an animal theme today! I mean, who doesn‘t love a capybara 😍 Also, do yourself a favor and look up “weird animal names” - it‘s hilarious 😂 About capybaras: https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/capybara #weirdwords

IndoorDame Omg the babies are sooo cute 🥰 5d
CBee @IndoorDame 😍😍 baby animals are hard to resist but capybara babies are high on the list of cutest!! 5d
KristiAhlers Ok cute overload! 5d
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CBee @KristiAhlers everyone needs cuteness today!! 😊😍 5d
mandarchy If you get a chance to visit West Pal Beach, I think the Palm Beach Zoo is overrun by these. These and iguanas. 5d
CBee @mandarchy I‘d be in heaven! I also heard a small population of them live in Florida, like not in captivity! 4d
mandarchy @CBee that may be the case at the zoo. It's really funny how many you see. You'll have to make a trip! 🌴 4d
dabbe They're a much cuter version of our javelinas! ❣️ 4d
CBee @mandarchy that would be so cool! 4d
CBee @dabbe I had to look up a javelina 😀 Ooo, that reminded me though, don‘t you have Gila monsters in Arizona? 4d
dabbe @CBee Yes, yes we do. We try to let them mind their own business. 🤣 4d
CBee @dabbe hahaha I bet 😆😳 4d
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Not my favorite of hers but still great and kept me guessing! Thanks to whoever put this on SG for the #booked2023 prompt! Just happened to have it on my shelf 😊 #wronglyincarcerated @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

Cinfhen Oh, so that worked out well!!! 6d
Cinfhen You‘re flying through the prompts 🤩 6d
CBee @Cinfhen it did! I wish I knew who put it on SG - I feel slightly guilty for “borrowing” a prompt 😂🤦‍♀️ 6d
Cinfhen That‘s why we share!!! It‘s all good 😊 6d
CBee @Cinfhen phew 😅 😊 6d
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Thank you, my friend! @AmyG 😘 👯‍♀️

AmyG That was fast! Enjoy. Both are very different, but good. If you want a basically sweet book “rom com”…it‘s the Henry book. 😘 1w
CBee @AmyG I think I need one of those every now and then so I‘m betting I‘ll enjoy it! Thanks again 😄 1w
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Hester: A Novel | Laurie Lico Albanese
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AmyG So good!!! 1w
Clwojick Woohoo! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you read ? I saw it on your list. 1w
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CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read that yet! I loved his first book! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CBee I‘ll send it to you! ❤️ 1w
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you‘re so sweet! We‘re swapping his books 😊😊 1w
Librariana I love the subtle (and very smart!) detail of the letter 'A' in "A Novel" paying a stylistic nod to the Scarlet Letter ?? (Hi sis!! ??) 5d
CBee @Librariana hiiiii!!! Yes, the way the “A” is hidden throughout the book is fantastic. It‘s such a great read!! 5d
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Hester: A Novel | Laurie Lico Albanese
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I loved this! Will absolutely be a 2023 favorite. I despised The Scarlet Letter and MUCH prefer this 😂#booked2023 #moderntakeonaclassic

TheBookHippie I love them both!!! @AmyG sent me Hester. Sooo good. 1w
CBee @TheBookHippie I will say that I read it in high school. So my view might be a bit skewed in a cloud of teenage angst 😂😂 1w
TheBookHippie @CBee I read it in high school too but then I read it as a secret feminist book view with some younger people and you pointed out all the feminist ground breaking things that were written that no one says anything about. It was amazing. 1w
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CBee @TheBookHippie see, I could swing that. Sounds amazing. 1w
AmyG I am so happy you liked this. I loved it, too. (Ha, more than The Scarlett Letter, yes) And I loved the ending. (edited) 1w
CBee @AmyG the ending ♥️♥️♥️ I savored every word of this! 1w
Librariana Will need to add this to the never-ending TBR list! 5d
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The Bog of Eternal Stench, anyone? 😳🫢😂
Also, fun historical factoid I didn‘t know about: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miasma_theory
#weirdwords

Bklover Wow! I‘m glad they disproved it. I‘d hate to gain weight by smelling food!! 2w
CBee @Bklover ha! Same here 😂😂 2w
dabbe @Bklover Especially odorous food! 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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dabbe There's an entire chapter in Book 2 of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING that talks of the miasma of the Orkneys' setting, where Morgause lives. It matches your definition and the “miasma theory“ perfectly. ❣️ 2w
CBee @dabbe that sounds……stinky 😂😂 2w
dabbe @CBee It was indeed a very odorous chapter! 🤣🤣 2w
CBee @dabbe 😂😂😂 2w
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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Clwojick great job
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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Mehso-so

Meh, this was okay. I finished it only because I wanted to see what happened, but goodness it dragged! I wouldn‘t really call it a thriller, as the “thrills” didn‘t even happen until maybe the last fourth of the book. #doublespin for March though 🤷‍♀️😂

Cinfhen I was wondering about this one! Think it‘s a pass - thanks 😊 2w
CBee @Cinfhen yeah, if you read it I‘d say #borrownotbuy 😊 2w
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dabbe Is the setting the hell that is Phoenix in the summer? 🤣🤣🤣 2w
CBee @dabbe ha! I think Alabama is about the same except we get the extra fresh hell that is humidity 🥵 This one is set in Ohio! 2w
dabbe @CBee Oh yeah, the humidity. Everyone says Phoenix is a dry heat, and it is ... until monsoon season. Then it's 115 with 70-90% dew point. Is Alabama like 90% and 90% humidity? That would be the worst. I visited Hong Kong years ago in April, and that was the weather. All I did was stay in the hotel and sit in front of the air conditioner. 🤣 2w
CBee @dabbe that‘s about right! When you walk outside it‘s like walking through soup 🥵😩 2w
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How is this her debut novel?? Her writing is poetic, powerful, incredible. Not an easy book to read, but a worthwhile one. She takes horrible situations and injects light into them somehow. You think you can‘t possibly keep reading for the heartbreak, but you do, because the light is still there ♥️ @AmyG @TrishB this one rocked me!

ncsufoxes I have loved this one & Betty, both difficult subject matter but so good. Her writing is so beautiful. I just ordered her new one. 2w
CBee @ncsufoxes I loved Betty as well and look forward to the newest one 💚 2w
TrishB Yes, I read this one in awe of being her debut. I think this one probably contains a bit more humour than the 2 later ones, which helps you deal with the situations. But a brilliant author. 2w
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AmyG I read she wrote Betty when she was 18. Unreal. She has truly become a favorite and an auto-buy. A true talent. I can‘t wait to read her newest one. 2w
CBee @AmyG 18?? Wow. 2w
Reggie Oof this one. The part where he takes the mother to see her son after she hasn‘t been out of the house all that time. I was sick the week I read this and it‘s one of the only times I sobbed out loud reading something. 😭😭😭 2w
CBee @Reggie ohhhh yes, that part got me too 😭😭 2w
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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I have to admit, I wasn‘t sure what to expect, but this was excellent. I cried more than once, had some jaw-dropping moments (particularly when he talks about the way his family has treated him, it‘s baffling). I applaud his bravery and strength, and I‘m so glad he found happiness, after so many years of despair. Oh, and the epilogue almost did me in 😢🙁 #teamharry

fredamans It did the same thing to me, I was literally in pieces.... 2w
CBee @fredamans I‘ll be thinking about it for a long time. And so well-written, too! 2w
fredamans @CBee Agreed! 2w
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So when you say “Shhhh….. I‘m reading,” you‘re using a sibilant word. Also like a snake hissssssing 😊 I‘ve come across this word a handful of times recently so, figured I‘d use it for today‘s #weirdword!

peanutnine Love this! Thanks for sharing ☺️ 3w
CBee @peanutnine absolutely 💚😊 3w
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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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Clwojick Well done 3w
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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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Hmm 🤨 I finished it, but don‘t agree with the “nail-biter” or “blockbuster movie” blurbs. I‘ll admit the twist at the end was unexpected and a bit of a shock, which redeemed it somewhat, but still just a so-so 🤷‍♀️

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BarbaraBB Such a great list! So glad to notice We Belong! And Olivia Newton-John! And Tori Amos. And Stevie Nicks… I can continue 😀 3w
batsy Yessss to Tori! Great selection 💜 3w
Cinfhen My phone isn‘t connecting to the playlists for some reason….will try again later but I‘m sure your choices are fabulous 😎 3w
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CBee @BarbaraBB I‘m still so sad that we lost Olivia N-J. What an amazing lady! 3w
CBee @batsy I‘ve loved Tori for years! 3w
vivastory Fantastic selection! A lot of overlap (no surprise after seeing your Manic MOnday selections) 3w
CBee @Cinfhen hope you like 💚 3w
CBee @vivastory coming from you, that‘s a HUGE compliment 😊😊 Thanks! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s pissing me off!!! It‘s happened several times today🤬🤬🤬 3w
CBee @Cinfhen I‘m sorry - that‘s frustrating! Wonder if an iPad would work? Or maybe it‘s a WiFi issue 🤷‍♀️🙁 3w
Reggie Bjork- I love her!!! Possibly Maybe, Bachelorette, and a Hidden Place, and Venus as a Boy are my favorites of hers. 3w
CBee @Reggie she‘s incredible 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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I wish she‘d found a way to stay in the world 💔 The Bell Jar is a book I‘ve read at least four times - it resonated with me for so many reasons, in so many ways. #independentwomen @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

slategreyskies I feel the same way about her. It makes me angry when people romanticize her death. It was this terrible thing, and my heart goes out to her for how much she had to struggle. 3w
BarbaraBB Very touching and powerful ❤️ 3w
Cinfhen Tagging @TrishB because i have a feeling she would appreciate this post 😘 3w
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TheBookHippie I just read by her daughter and I recommend it comes out in June 3w
CBee @slategreyskies mine too. I wish so many things for her and wish she hadn‘t felt like she had to go 🙁 There is nothing to romanticize about what she went through 💔 3w
CBee @TheBookHippie thank you! I remember seeing this but had no idea it was her daughter! 💚 (edited) 3w
TheBookHippie @CBee everything her daughter writes is good FYI♥️. 3w
CBee @TheBookHippie I‘ll be reading more about her for sure!! 3w
TrishB Amazing ❤️ love Sylvia. 3w
CBee @TrishB 💚💚💚 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 3w
Leftcoastzen Great book ! I so agree with your wish !💔 3w
CBee @Leftcoastzen ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
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Dame Cicely Saunders was a nurse, social worker, and physician. Most importantly, she was the founder of the modern hospice movement. As a former hospice nurse, I‘m so grateful to her for her vision and for making it a reality. It was about pain control, yes, but also focused on the whole person - all of the facets that make up who we are. Hospice isn‘t a death sentence; instead, it‘s about quality of life. #independentwomen

BarbaraBB Fantastic post and I am so grateful for the existence of hospices. They have meant so much to so many people! 3w
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Cinfhen Thank you for highlighting a woman I was not familiar with but I‘m thrilled to discover!!!! 3w
CBee @BarbaraBB they are so needed and so important! 3w
CBee @Cinfhen very welcome 💚 3w
Reggie Very cool. 3w
CBee @Reggie 💚💚 3w
TrishB Amazing ❤️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Excited for these!! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 4w
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A fitting #pantone2023 match - #macchiato 😊 Plus #pinkcosmos too 👏🏻👏🏻 @Clwojick

Clwojick Great job! Love this book! 3w
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You know when you hear about folks who leave their high stakes jobs and start a bakery, or climb Mount Everest, etc.? That‘s what this is like….. except the main character is an orc, and supporting characters are a succubus, a hob, a rattkin (who bakes!), plus elves, fey, gnomes (oh my 😂). I didn‘t know if I‘d like it - turns out I LOVED IT. #booked2023 #gaslampfantasy

wisherwishinguponastar I have heard such lovely things about this!!!! 4w
CBee @wisherwishinguponastar it really is a lovely read! Who knew? 😊💚 4w
Dragon Such a fun read 👍💚🐉 4w
CBee @Dragon it is!! I loved it!! 4w
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Y‘all, I apologize. I have a gross cold and just plumb forgot to post the March #TBRtarot card! Here it is 😊😊 My book is The Once and Future Witches (picked from the bookshelf closest to me which means I can FINALLY read it!). Have fun!!

RaeLovesToRead WHICH BOOKSHELF THOUGH?!?!?!? 🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐 4w
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Ruthiella @RaeLovesToRead Your favorite bookshelf? 😂 4w
PathfinderNicole I agree with @RaeLovesToRead which bookshelf to chooooose?! 4w
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella @PathfinderNicole I couldn't possibly choose a favourite, hehe. So I went for the one right next to me. OK, there were several right next to me, so I went for the one that fell most easily into my eyeline. And now I have to read a romance novel 😬😬😬😬😅 4w
Librariana Sis!! Did I share my nasty cold with you via INTERWEBS!?!?? 4w
AmyG Yay!!!!! I will post my picture of my book. FEEL BETTER! 😘 4w
Chrissyreadit Feel better! 4w
CBee @PathfinderNicole eenie meenie miney mo? 😂😂 @RaeLovesToRead 4w
CBee @Librariana omg that would be SO WEIRD. I honestly have no idea where I got it! Came out of nowhere 🤦‍♀️😷😅 4w
ShelleyBooksie But which shelf on my bookshelf? Hehehe 4w
Librariana Chicken noodle soup for you! And lots of rest. Stay hydrated! I send you nothing but good vibes and hope you feel better very soon 💕🌈🌟 4w
Meshell1313 Hope you feel better soon! Ooh love this one! These tarot cards have been so awesome by the way!! Here‘s what was 4th from left: 4w
Read4life Hope you‘re feeling better soon 💙 4w
CBee @ShelleyBooksie close your eyes and point? 😂😂 4w
CBee @ShelleyBooksie speaking of, did you want to do #TBRtarot? I‘m happy to add you to my tag list! 😊 4w
CBee @Chrissyreadit thank you! 4w
CBee @Librariana chicken noodle is on the menu tonight, sis! And I grabbed some meds earlier too 🤧 4w
CBee @Meshell1313 thanks! I know, this one is great! I‘m considering making my own cards after we‘re done with this deck 🤔 4w
CBee @Read4life thank you 💚 4w
batsy Fun! I'm facing the same dilemma as @RaeLovesToRead 😂 4w
CBee @batsy I get it! I just picked the bookshelf closest to me 😂🤷‍♀️ 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 💕 4w
Deblovestoread Hope you feel better soon! Will post my a pic soon. 4w
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm thank you 💚💚 4w
CBee @Deblovestoread thanks 😊 4w
jenniferw88 I had the same problem as @RaeLovesToRead . I chose my 'main' bookshelf and have ended up with 4w
CBee @jenniferw88 I‘ll be interested in your review - that‘s a book I‘ve had on my list to read for a while now! 4w
PageShifter Mine is NINTH in the series ☠️💀🙈🙉🙊 4w
CBee @PageShifter oh no 🙃 I‘m guessing you haven‘t read the first eight? 🤔 4w
candc320 I hope you feel better soon! My book is 4w
PageShifter @Cbee You guessed it right 🤣🤣🤣 4w
CBee @PageShifter well, I‘m totally fine with you choosing another shelf or row! 😊 4w
CBee @candc320 thank you 😊 4w
PageShifter @Cbee Haha, thanks. I might finally start the series??! I mean if I would take the first one in the same series so I am on my way toward the ninth 🤣 4w
CBee @PageShifter maybe it‘s the universe telling you to start the series! Even if you don‘t finish the pick for March, it still counts if you read it in April or another time 😊 (edited) 4w
julieclair I will be reading 4w
CBee @julieclair oh, I loved that one!! Hope you do too! 3w
ShelleyBooksie I'd love to be added @CBee :) 3w
CBee @ShelleyBooksie you‘ve got it 😊😊 3w
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Here‘s my late post for #weirdwordswednesday! I‘ve usually heard or read this word describing something negative (you know, a “harbinger” of doom, etc), but it is also used in a positive way (see sentence in definition).
#weirdwords

Megabooks Great choice! I use it for both negative and positive things, but I guess you do see it more often in literature in the negative context. 🤔 4w
dabbe Love the positive point of this word as well as the word itself! ❣️ 4w
peanutnine I've never thought of the positive aspect of it either! Very cool! 4w
TheBookHippie I use it for both 🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. 4w
ShelleyBooksie Love this! I'd never thought of using it in a positive way! 4w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Welp, my streak of reading both spin books didn‘t last in February 😂 Here‘s hoping for March! #majormoodreading #istillreadalotthough 😊😀 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Once again, A Tale for the Time Being wins ♥️♥️ #readingbracket2023 @chasjjlee

BethM This is so cool! How the heck do you do it? I‘m not super tech savvy lol. 1mo
CBee @BethM I use Pic Collage! The original bracket is all the work of @chasjjlee though! If you need tips on Pic Collage let me know 😊 1mo
Megabooks Two great books! 4w
CBee @Megabooks I‘ve already read some amazing ones so far this year 👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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Dear Edward | Ann Napolitano
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Could not stop reading this one once I started. How could anyone, much less a 12 year old boy, wade through such tragedy and immense grief?
“What happened is baked into your bones, Edward. It lives under your skin. It‘s not going away. It‘s part of you and will be part of you for every moment until you die. What you‘ve been working on, since the first time I met you, is learning to live with that.” Beautiful book ♥️

Clwojick This one broke my heart. 😭 1mo
CBee @Clwojick oh me too, absolutely 💔 1mo
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Not a 100% perfect match, but it‘ll do 😀 #pantone2023 #beetrootpurple @Clwojick

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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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This was EXCELLENT!! It‘s about five women who are brought together by an unfortunate situation (don‘t want to spoil anything), but it‘s really about how men in power (the patriarchy) abuse their positions and end up free and clear, while the women wronged end up smeared and disgraced. The author actually had a similar experience running for student council in high school - part of why she wrote this. Can‘t rec enough 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

CBee @Cinfhen this was AMAZING ✨ @AmyG have you read this? If not, I‘m totally sending it to you 😘 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks I picked this up at a thrift store today. Glad to see you liked it! 1mo
CBee @Erinreadsthebooks I hope you love it as much as I did!! 1mo
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Cinfhen I loved this one too! Jane was hilarious! So happy you liked it 😁 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen and Ruby, I adore her! 1mo
AmyG I have not read this! Thank you in advance!!! 😘 1mo
CBee @AmyG it‘s so good, I‘ll send it to you this week!! 1mo
Reggie I loved this one. And yes to Ruby. Poor thing. The email Penpal letters and then her rogue trip back to Florida. 4w
CBee @Reggie YES! The emails were the best. And the whole “choose your own adventure” thing towards the end. 4w
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Since it‘s Mardi Gras time, and since some Mardi Gras parties could be considered…..hmm, raucous? I saw on a website that this word is another way to describe “unrestrained merrymaking” 😂 So, another word from Greek (Dionysus) and Roman (Bacchus) mythology (my fave, obvi). And a very cool word at that! #weirdwords

Slajaunie That‘s fitting. Not just parties but parades as well. That‘s why I stay home and read. 1mo
CBee @Slajaunie good thinking!! Same 😂😂 1mo
Megabooks Great choice!! 1mo
CBee @Megabooks thank you! 1mo
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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vivastory I loved this one 1mo
CBee @vivastory it was a bit bonkers - definitely one I‘ll be thinking about for a while. 1mo
Clwojick Loved this too! 1mo
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BarbaraBB I was a bit underwhelmed by this one 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB it‘s not for everyone, and I wouldn‘t say it‘ll be a favorite of the year for me. I can see how some wouldn‘t like it as much! 1mo
BarbaraBB When I read your review I noticed you took much more from it than I did! 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB it just left me thinking about a lot of things and I love when books do that 😊 1mo
BarbaraBB Me too, those are the best 🤍 1mo
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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I think the review from @Soubhiville said it best for me - I had this unsettling feeling almost the entire time I was reading this. It‘s good, for sure, but creepy, and thought provoking (which can lead to some scary thoughts!). Ultimately I enjoyed it, but just….holy s*** 😳😳😳 @Cinfhen would this work for #aboutreproductiverights? I‘ll leave my reasoning in a spoiler comment 😊
#booked2023

CBee I was thinking that Martine never had a choice about having a baby - her programming just set it all up and it was, basically, a forced pregnancy (though she does ultimately want the baby, and loves it, but is her programming telling her to?). Thoughts? 1mo
Soubhiville I think it works for that prompt. Also the clones are a form of reproduction, and they mostly get no choice about their lives at all! 1mo
CBee @Soubhiville right! So many thoughts about this one 😳🤔 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, interesting question! Yes, I do think it works and I totally love what @Soubhiville wrote!!! Go for it!! (edited) 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen awesome! Thanks 😊 1mo
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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#Roll100 for March! I read one rolled book for February and I think that‘s what I‘ll aim for each month 😊 @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1mo
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Welp, this was kind of bonkers but I ended up loving it 😂 Seemed a bit “trope-y” at first, and okay, maybe the locked room mystery is a bit overdone…. but for a debut novel, it worked. This fits #booked2023 #newin2023 AND #pantone2023 #andeantoucan 😊😊😊

Megabooks I hope my library gets this! 1mo
CBee @Megabooks I hope so and hope you enjoy! I love thrillers because they provide escape and I need that lately - this fit the bill! 1mo
Cinfhen Perfect color match 🙌🏻 1mo
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CBee @Cinfhen super lucky with that one! 😊 1mo
Clwojick Perfect match! Way to go! 1mo
batsy I have this on my list! Sounds fun 😆 1mo
Librariana You're doing so good on your Pantone matches! Wayttago, sis! 🤩 1mo
CBee @Librariana thanks, sis! How‘ve you been? Miss chatting with you on Mondays 😘 1mo
Librariana @CBee I dearly miss our Manic Monday chats, too! 💕 I've been coming out of the fog of a VERY bad cold 🤧 which has lasted the better part of a week and now my husband is coming down with it as well 😟 So working on being a good nurse to him. Now I'm just trying to get back into some semblance of a reading life! 4w
CBee @Librariana oh yuck, so sorry!! Those are the pits. Hope you both feel better soon!! ♥️ 4w
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The Measure | Nikki Erlick
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I enjoyed this, but it did take a bit to get into it 🤷‍♀️ Super thought-provoking with some parallels to the current atmosphere we‘re living in - but ultimately, a book about hope and how it can prevail despite unforeseen circumstances. This was my #TBRtarot for February (book with a yellow cover), and it fits #pantone2023 #oystermushroom 😊 @Clwojick

CBee @Meshell1313 looking forward to your thoughts! 1mo
Meshell1313 @CBee ooh perfect timing- my library hold came in today! 1mo
Clwojick Fantastic! Way to go! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Fredrik Backman, Louise Erdrich, Simone St. James, and really a lot who‘ve passed on - Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Mary Oliver ♥️
2. Just finished True Biz and am now reading The Measure for #TBRtarot
2. Strings, discrimination, multiple POVs, thought-provoking
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag, @Bklover 😘

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗💗 1mo
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Fiona the Hippo | Zondervan,
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Happy National Hippo Day! 🦛 🦛🦛 @TheBookHippie

TheSpineView Cute!💗 1mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!! I love her and Fritz and all hippos.. 1mo
CBee @TheBookHippie hubby pokes fun at me because I love them so much, just because they‘re so dangerous. But how can you not love those chubby whiskered faces ♥️ (edited) 1mo
BkClubCare 🦛 🦛 🦛!!! 1mo
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Another cool word for #weirdwords Wednesday! I relate to this one on a deep level 😂😂

vivastory Same. Same. 😂 1mo
CBee @vivastory let the perpetually maladroit unite 😂😂😂 1mo
BkClubCare OOOooooo new hashtag to check out. I love weird words 1mo
CBee @BkClubCare yes! Feel free to chime in with a weird word anytime 😊 1mo
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Clwojick Great matches! 1mo
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I enjoyed this! I will say that I wish the ending weren‘t so abrupt - not that all endings have to be tidy, but I definitely wanted more resolution? Big props to the author for teaching me loads about deaf culture - so much I didn‘t know. Now to find a #pantone2023 match 🤔

CBee I‘m counting this for #booked2023 #lovetriangle 😊 You could say there are two love triangles in this book! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae 1mo
Cinfhen Clever choice for prompt!! 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen thank you 😊 1mo
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Suet624 I was very disappointed with the ending. 1mo
CBee @Suet624 me too! It was so…..rushed. I want to know what happens next! Just a bit more of a resolution would‘ve been nice 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
Suet624 Exactly. 1mo
batsy I felt the same about how it ended. 1mo
CBee @batsy glad I‘m not the only one! I almost wish there could be some sort of sequel 😂 1mo
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“Being motherless was different than being fatherless. It was primal, the archetype for human suffering, like losing the North Star.”
This just put into words how it feels - to lose both parents is awful, but there is just something slightly harder about being motherless. Like you‘ve lost your anchor 😔

peaknit Amen, I‘m recently motherless and it‘s such a deep loss. I think it‘s daunting when you think that someone‘s who loved you with their whole heart is gone, kind of rudderless. Thanks for sharing this, I‘ve been thinking about this today. (edited) 1mo
CBee @peaknit I am so sorry 😢 I truly do understand how you‘re feeling, and remember how surreal it seemed. It always seemed so….wrong to me. Like, how can I not have a mom now? It still sometimes doesn‘t make sense and it‘ll be 3 years in May. My heart is with you ♥️ 1mo
peaknit Thank you, and yes, surreal is such a good word. It seems so strange how the world keeps spinning some days but then I was lucky to have her, so I try to remember that. Take care ❤️ 1mo
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CBee @peaknit yes, I totally agree. I won‘t say it gets easier, but for me, once I was able to focus more on the good memories and not the sad things, it helped. You take care as well ♥️ 1mo
thebackyardgnome This quote hits hard. My mum's yahrzeit was just a few days ago. I'm really sorry you have to know how it feels. May your parents' memories be a blessing to you ✨🌌 💖 1mo
CBee @thebackyardgnome thank you, and the same to you ♥️ I‘m sorry for your loss as well 🙁 1mo
thebackyardgnome @CBee thank you and have a lovely week 💕 1mo
CBee @thebackyardgnome you too 💕 1mo
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I‘ve always loved this word. For my Greek mythology geeks, remember Charybdis? She was a maelstrom and along with Scylla the sea monster, sent many a sailor and ship to the deadly depths 🌊
@Soubhiville you like this word too, I‘m guessing 😂😘 #weirdwords

dabbe One of my favorite Poe stories is “A Descent into the Maelstrom.“ Fantastic word! 👏❣️😊 2mo
CBee @dabbe oh! I love Poe. I‘ll have to read that one! 2mo
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Soubhiville Yes I certainly do! You could say it‘s about my favorite! 💕 2mo
CBee @Soubhiville I KNEW it! 😂😂😂 Tell him he got a nice shoutout on Litsy today 🙌🏻 2mo
peanutnine I love words that have different vowel combinations like this ae 2mo
Megabooks Great word!! 2mo
Soubhiville Haha, will do! 2mo
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Dearest #manicmonday friends, thanks for playing along with me - I‘ll miss our Monday interactions but hope to think of something else to do soon! Here‘s the playlist, updated through Z (if I get more responses, I‘ll add 😊)! ENJOY! 😘😘😘😘 #manicmondaymusic
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0atdcmW1tVjVEcmu6z2kNZ?si=xo2Q0EvvS2OKtVJT66bI...

Read4life Thank you, @CBee ! It was so much fun 🤓 2mo
CBee @Read4life thanks for playing along every week, Lynn! ♥️♥️ I‘ve enjoying getting to know you a bit 😊 2mo
Read4life Right back at you, Cydney. I also loved seeing the variety of responses from everyone as well as seeing who gave the same responses I did. 2mo
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CBee @Read4life me too! A lot of things I hadn‘t heard of and some old favorites I hadn‘t remembered 😊 2mo
vonnie862 This was so much fun and I love how eclectic the Playlist is! 2mo
CBee @vonnie862 ♥️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎹🎼🎤🎧❤️ 2mo
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This was like a long episode of Law and Order: SVU (a show that I love). A great thriller with a twist I didn‘t see coming, plus a (sadly) much needed spotlight placed on sexual assault victims and how they are treated (often with the alleged perpetrator not getting justice) by the public, by the justice system. It‘s a total disgrace. Got a decent #pantone2023 match, I think (#blueperennial), plus this is a #roll100 pick!

PuddleJumper Nicely done! 2mo
Clwojick Adored this one! Great match! 2mo
CBee @Clwojick I asked my husband and a friend to look at it and make sure it matched 😂 2mo
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YOU GUYS 🥲🥲🥲 It‘s our last #manicmonday for a while. Thanks to everyone for playing along with me, it‘s been amazing ♥️ Let me know if you want me to do it again, maybe later this year? #LetterZ
📚 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
🖊️ Marcus Zusak, Gabrielle Zevin
🎥 I got nada, but there are WAY too many zombie movies 🤦‍♀️😂 📺 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
🎤 Hans Zimmer, Jay-Z (🤷‍♀️)
🎵 Zero (Pumpkins), Zombie (Cranberries)

OriginalCyn620 I can‘t believe it‘s over already! Thanks for hosting…so much fun! 😃 2mo
vonnie862 This was so much fun! Thank you so much for hosting and for creating the wonderful Playlist on Spotify! 2mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 I can‘t believe it either! It‘s been a blast 😊😊 2mo
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CBee @vonnie862 you‘re welcome! I still need to update the playlist and will do that after I get all of the Z responses 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t know about the playlist! AWESOMENESS 🙌🏻♥️😊This has been a blast 💥 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Woo! We made it through the whole alphabet! 😁😁 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen oh no! Let me find the playlist post and tag you 😊 2mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead I know!! I‘ll have to figure out what to do with myself now on Mondays 😂 2mo
psalva @CBee Thank you for doing this! It was fun to participate but even more fun to see everyone‘s responses and say to myself, “Why didn‘t I think of that?” 🤦‍♂️I didn‘t always have time to join in but I enjoyed seeing these posts in my feed! Cheers! 2mo
CBee @psalva ha! I said that to myself every Monday 😂 Also loved getting introduced to new music, books, and reminded of old favorites! 2mo
AmyG Ah, the end! 2mo
CBee @AmyG I know 😢 2mo
Cazxxx Thanks for hosting, it‘s been so much fun every week! 2mo
LeeRHarry I‘m going to have to catch up - I‘m still at X - thanks for hosting 😊 2mo
CBee @Cazxxx you‘re welcome! 😊 2mo
CBee @LeeRHarry it was fun! 😊 2mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks @CBee for getting us from A to Z! It's been fun ☺️ 2mo
CBee @The_Penniless_Author you‘re welcome, Randy 😊😊 2mo
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Meredith, Alone | Claire Alexander
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Promise it matches a little better in real life 😂😅 #pantone2023 #empireyellow @Clwojick

Trashcanman I can tell that we are going to be friends 2mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 2mo
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Meredith, Alone | Claire Alexander
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I just loved this. I appreciated the way it wasn‘t all wrapped up in a happy bow by the end of the book - anyone dealing with this kind of trauma and abuse isn‘t going to suddenly be “okay.” Just another reminder that everyone and everything is a work in progress and it‘s the journey that matters (not the destination) ♥️ #booked2023 #propernounintitle

Cinfhen I‘ve already stacked this one but now I‘m super curious to pick it up 😍 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen can‘t recommend it enough! 2mo
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TrishB Loved this one too 👍🏻 2mo
CBee @TrishB I thought of you when Meredith said she wondered if Liverpool was as big as Glasgow 😊😂 2mo
TrishB 😁😁 it‘s not! 2mo
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I admit the beginning was confusing, but once I got a bit further in, I was hooked! My favorite parts are the letters from Red to Blue and vice versa - the enemies to lovers trope in a whole different and unique way. I strive to have someone write to me the way they write to each other (swoon). My only small complaint - I would‘ve liked a little more backstory on how the war started, more origin story. The beautiful writing is just 🔥

CBee @Sapphire thank you 😊 @monalyisha thank you for #ALSpine!! 2mo
CBee I‘m going to use this for #booked2023 #twiststretchbalance and I‘m basing it on how the threads of time are twisted, stretched, balanced to change outcomes and such. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae 2mo
Read-y_Picker LeVar Burton read a selection from this book on his podcast a few years ago and it's been on my TBR ever since. Have to get to it! 2mo
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Deblovestoread I tried to read this one awhile ago. Your review makes me think I might have bailed too early…back on the TBR it goes! 2mo
TrishB I‘ve had this on the tbr a while! You may have pushed it up the pile. 2mo
CBee @Deblovestoread I can understand why you couldn‘t get into it - it is a bit confusing. I tried to focus on the gorgeous writing and the letters between Red and Blue are mostly what kept me reading. It‘s also quite short! 2mo
CBee @Read-y_Picker love LeVar! I need to check out his podcast. 2mo
CBee @TrishB 😊😊 2mo
willaful I'm going to give this a try in print, because I was so confused when I tried the ebook and I'm hoping that will help. 2mo
CBee @willaful was it audio? Because yeah, that would‘ve totally lost me too 😳😂 2mo
Read-y_Picker @CBee omg you should! He reads selected short stories. All genres but honestly he favours sff. He is so talented, the stories he curated, the production and delivery *chef‘s kiss* 2mo
CBee @Read-y_Picker sounds amazing!! 2mo
GondorGirl This is one of my very favorite books! It's one of the only times where I finished a book and immediately started it over again. 🥰 2mo
CBee @GondorGirl oh wow!! I definitely think I would catch some things I missed the first time. And the ending was 🔥♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard wonderful things about this book but I couldn‘t get into it - I must try again😅 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen it definitely takes a bit to get into! 2mo
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Is this a perfect match or is this a perfect match? Currently reading and enjoying this one, should finish today! #pantone2023 #ALSpine @Sapphire @monalyisha @Clwojick

Ruthiella That is a truly perfect match! 👍 2mo
Soubhiville Perfect! 2mo
AmyG Great color match. 2mo
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CBee @Ruthiella right? I got super lucky with this one 😊😊 @Soubhiville @AmyG 2mo
Clwojick Fantastic match! Good find! 2mo
WJCintron One of my favorites if not my favorite!!! 2mo
CBee @WJCintron awesome 😊😊😊 2mo
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