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CrinolineDream

CrinolineDream

Joined November 2016

So many books, so little time. www.goodreads.com/user/show/8358447-joanna www.instagram.com/crinolinedream
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2021 reading challenge accomplished! #goodreads #readingchallenge

rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Yay! 👏👏 7mo
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Reading and tea, my favorite evening pastime! 🤓☕️📚

#currentlyreading

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Surpassed my goal in 2020, 50 is my perfect number. On track for 2021, already read three books this month and now starting the fourth. #goodreads #readingchallenge

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! No family gathering for me this year, just a quiet day at home. Getting some reading time in with Christina Lauren, then will watch Bridgerton on Netflix. It‘s a very bookish holiday this year. Stay safe, everyone!

Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas! 1y
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I put a spell on you.... it‘s Halloween movie night!

#hocuspocus

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This book taking place in the world of telenovelas was an enjoyable read and I liked the romance, culture, families, and Spanish sprinkled throughout. I was underwhelmed with the parts where they were shooting scenes, though it was educational. I had no idea what an intimacy coordinator was and googled it, and yes, it‘s a real job. The more you know! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So excited for the October #BOTM. This is my birthday month and I always look forward to my free book! 😊

#bookmail #bookofthemonth

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice | Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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This is the comfort read I need right now.

#autumn #comfortreads

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1) Yes, based on the Wonder Woman movie that came out a few years ago.

2) It was pretty much the same since it was a script to page adaptation.

3) Don‘t have anything in mind.

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Oh Wonder Woman would be fun! I‘ll have to try and find that! Thank you for sharing! 2y
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Ravished | Amanda Quick
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Me: Now that I‘m home all the time, I‘m gonna be saving some dough!

After browsing eBay:

😂

#bookmail

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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The Whisper Man 😁
SUPER creepy!

#talkaboutittuesday

BayouGirl85 Oh my 😳 thriller/suspense is my least favorite genre. I‘m too chicken. 😬🤣 2y
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Daring and the Duke | Sarah MacLean
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Got my signed copy plus goodies in the mail today! I absolutely love the fan art! 😍

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1) My dad. He was wise and right about many things.
2) The neighbor‘s dog.
3) Being old and alone with no financial security.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs # 3 I used to worry about that one too 2y
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Leana's Books & More | Hermitage, PA (Bookstore)
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After months staying home I‘m slowly venturing out - being very careful and masking up/social distancing. Finally visited a bookstore! It felt so good to walk among the books and take a couple home with me!

Grove City, PA location. #bookstore #indiebookstore

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I devoured this book in one day. It features some of my favorite tropes, enemies to lovers and marriage of convenience, plus a cast of incredible women and a swoon-worthy hero.

I never thought I‘d find the making of pottery and pottery glaze interesting, but the way Caroline Linden writes about it had me eagerly turning the page. She‘s fast becoming one of my auto-buy authors.

#historicalromance

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This is the first book I‘ve read by Grady Hendrix and I‘m impressed because very rarely do I enjoy a story when I don‘t like the majority of the characters. There‘s humor and horror here, and an amoral vampire who‘s a predator and definitely not a romantic hero. As bad as he is, what‘s worse is the sexism and racism that run rampant throughout and at times had me wondering who the real monsters were.

swishandflick I completely agree!! 2y
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A romance set during the civil war that tackles serious issues and is a history lesson, had me from the beginning and got me hooked on Alyssa Cole.

#blackvoices

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1) Being by the lake.

2) Absolutely! In the shade with a cool drink. 📚🍹

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView I am with on the lake! Thanks for playing! 2y
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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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I have a serious book hangover after finishing this beautiful story about a group of people from various backgrounds who come together through their shared love of Jane Austen. This is a character driven story that delves into the lives of each person, which drew me in and made me care deeply about them. Austenites and bookworms will totally relate to the love of the author, her work, and reading. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#historicalfiction

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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He lay back on the low stone wall, knees pulled up, and stretched out his spine against the rock.

#FirstLineFridays

robinb Loved this one! Enjoy! 2y
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I miss knowing exactly what time it is.

#firstlinefridays #currentlyreading

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms | George R. R. Martin
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March reading wrap up.

Spinning Silver ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (reread)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2
The Unhoneymooners ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love Her or Lose Her ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
If I Never Met You ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#readingwrapup

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I love this world Naomi Novik created, a Rumpelstiltskin and Hades/Persephone retelling set in a cold, wintry Russian landscape. The only complaint I have concerns the jumping back and forth between multiple POV in each chapter, and it‘s somewhat jarring when new voices are introduced halfway through the book. It didn‘t take away any enjoyment, however, and I was fully engaged and couldn‘t put the book down.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment's carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did.

Madeline Miller, Circe

Happy International Women‘s Day!

#internationalwomensday

sprainedbrain Pretty picture! 💖 2y
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Bookmail is the best mail!

#botm #bookmail

AmyG Great Photo! 2y
Megabooks Love this picture! 2y
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1) I try not to.

2) 👆🏼

3) Several LEGITIMATE news sources. Not Facebook, opinion sites, blogs, or memes.

4) I force myself to get up immediately. My problem is I‘ll hit the snooze button 3 or 4 times and oops I‘m running late! 😱

5) @FractalAnnie

#friyayintro

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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My January #bookofthemonth pick, and what a ride! Spooky, atmospheric, and twisty, a fast read I got engrossed in because I constantly needed to know what would happen next. I‘m not a huge fan of alternating timelines, but it worked here. Also, as an eighties kid, thumbs up to the author for getting that vibe right.

#botm

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Let It Shine | Alyssa Cole
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1) Let it Shine is a romance set during the civil rights era. Alyssa Cole is amazing!
2) Greed
3) Weather is going to be yucky, so I‘m staying in and binging on Netflix, Prime, reading.
4) Yep.

#friyayintro

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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First bookmail of the year!

#BOTM #bookofthemonth #bookmail

rather_be_reading 👏👏 2y
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A song of ice and fire | George R. R. Martin
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This collectors edition was also a gift, now displayed on the bookshelf. The covers are beautiful!

#asoiaf

vivastory Stunning!! Have you seen the juniper press editions? 2y
Bookzombie 😍😍 2y
CrinolineDream @vivastory I googled those and wow, they‘re beautiful! 2y
vivastory I'm planning on getting them. I don't know if you noticed, but if you already own the hardback editions you can get the jackets only for $50. They've said they plan on producing matching jackets for the future volumes. 2y
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Hello Littens! If you celebrate Christmas, hope you had a great one! I had a wonderful time with family, and got some great and much appreciated bookish gifts!

#booksandcoffee

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

#janeausten #shelfie

sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Beautiful display at one of the local bookstores!

#christmas #booktree

Reviewsbylola Love! 🌲 2y
brit91 So beautiful 2y
Bookzombie ❤️ 2y
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1. A sort of selfie (of my fuzzy sock) and a shelfie. 😁

2. Oh, she‘d done something bad, alright.

3. 34 F and sleet. 😐

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love your pix 👏🏻🤗❤️ 3y
CrinolineDream @Eggs Thanks! 🙂 3y
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Listened to the audiobook and loved it! I‘m an eighties kid and was a huge Wham! fan back in the day, and this brings back so many memories. It‘s not a dirty laundry tell all, but rather a collection of memories and insights into a lifelong friendship, pop stardom, and the music business. Andrew Ridgeley narrates, and he‘s a great storyteller with a self deprecating sense of humor. Very enjoyable and a lovely tribute to George.

Eggs ❤️George ❤️ 3y
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I‘ve been loving the Book of the Month sélections these past few months. Was super excited for these two books!

#botm #bookofthemonth

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Reading with a view. 🍁🍂♥️

#autumn

TheSpineView Beautiful! 3y
rather_be_reading 😍ahhhhh 😍 3y
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The Island Bookstore | Mackinac Island, MI (Bookstore)
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If there‘s a bookstore, I‘ll be there. 😎

#vacation #bookstore #booknerd #bookstoresoflitsy

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Book with a view.

#vacation #bookwithaview

julesG Enjoy both, book and view! 3y
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Seven Year Itch
Devil With the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly

#manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👗 3y
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Snowball Bookshop | Barberton, OH (Bookstore)
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Stayed local for the long weekend, and visited a couple of bookstores. Got to spend some time with these fluffy sweethearts on Saturday! ♥️ #bookstorecats #catsoflitsy

brit91 Awww beautiful cats!😻😻😻 3y
Eggs The black and white cat!! We had one that could have been his/her twin 3y
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The Hellion | Christi Caldwell
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1) ☝🏼
2) Keeping it local, spending time with family, going to a craft festival, and reading!
3) This is hard, never met an ice cream I didn‘t like! I do love moose tracks.
4) Nope
5) 👍🏼

#friyayintro

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Bookmail! Today‘s a great bookish day! 😎 #bookmail

Christy2318 I liked both of these. 3y
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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I‘m SUPER excited! It‘s going to be a month of amazing, fierce women! #botm #bookofthemonth

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This is an idea I got from Instagram, purchased a cart for TBR and overflow. These books were previously in boxes, now they look so preeeetty! 🙂📚

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3y
rather_be_reading looks great!! 😍 i love my cart too! 3y
hes7 😍After seeing this idea around for a while, I finally ordered a cart yesterday, and I‘m excited to start using it. 3y
CrinolineDream @hes7 Yay! Enjoy! 😎 3y
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I love my local coffee shop!

#coffeehouse #coffeeshop #cafe

AmyG ❤️ 3y
DGRachel That‘s beautiful! 3y
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I might have squealed a bit, this book has been on my list for months! A lovely surprise!

#botm #tbr #renfaire

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Renaissance Faire | Andre Norton, Jean Rabe
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I‘ve been cleaning out and rearranging my bookshelves, and found these lovely candles on Etsy to spruce things up. 🙂

#candles #bookishcandles

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Hey, I‘m a BFF! 😎

I‘ve tried various subscription boxes, and the no frills blue box is my tried and true, price wise and for what they offer. I‘ve enjoyed the books I‘ve chosen and am thrilled that they now have a loyalty program. Love BOTM!

#BOTM #BookoftheMonth

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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3.5 stars. Enjoyable, but the heroine annoyed me. She completely misunderstood the hero when she first met him, when it‘s obvious to everyone he‘s a decent guy, and she does some dumb things that make made me cringe. Otherwise, a cute, humorous read with a fabulous cast of supporting characters. The Book Loft in Columbus is featured, which gets a big thumbs up from me. Love that store!

#romcom #contemporaryromance #columbusohio