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GinaKButler

GinaKButler

Joined February 2018

Wife ❤️ Mom 👫 Bibliophile 📚 List Maker 📓 Coffee Addict ☕️ Beach Bum 🌴 Lakeland, FL 📍
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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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Up next! 🎧

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Up next on audio! 🎧
#bookspinbingo

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Up next...I‘m curious to learn about these countries I know nothing about. I‘m using it for the North Asia prompt in my Memoir Around The World Challenge.
#bookspinbingo
#almostachunksterchallenge

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here we go! May‘s #bookspinbingo card!

#bookspin - The Long Walk
#doublespin - Seabiscuit
Book Club - Lessons In Chemistry
Memoirs Around The World - Sovietistan
#chunksterchallenge2022 - Don Quixote

Last month was slow for me and I need to do a little catching up on past book and double spins. Hoping to tackle an extra title or two in May.

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 2w
jimfields3 Your board looks fantastic! I‘m a new user to PicCollage, and I can‘t seem to find a 5x5 grid. Did you create your own, or are you a VIP member? Or am I just missing it? 2w
GinaKButler @jimfields3 Thank you! I made this a really long time ago (when book spin bingo started). I delete the book pics and keep the layout every month...I don‘t think the 5x5 is there any more. 😕 2w
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jimfields3 Ah! Thanks for confirming I‘m not missing the obvious! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl So many good books! 2w
GinaKButler @CoverToCoverGirl If only there were more hours in a day! 2w
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The Long Walk | Stephen King
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Ohhh...I‘m excited! My #bookspin is The Long Walk and my #doublespin is Seabiscuit! Looking forward to both!

@TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My April #bookspinbingo card. I finished 6 books and am halfway through 2 more. Looking forward to May!

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 2w
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My May TBR! Looking forward to a fun reading month...can wait to see what my #bookspin and #doublespin are, @TheAromaofBooks 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
marleed Every time I see reference to The Boys in the Boat I stop and think about how much I loved that reading experience! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a great list! 🤩 2w
GinaKButler @marleed I need to pick it up already! 2w
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Spindoc | Steve Perry
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It‘s gonna be May! My #bookspin list!

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

#doublespin
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Squeezing this one in at the end of the month...
#bookspinbingo

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Up next on audio. 🎧

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Our book club pick. This is not something I‘d typically pick up. The discussion will be interesting!

#bookspinbingo

Chelsea.Poole Love that book. 3w
marleed I listened to this on audio, but loved it so much that I bought a physical copy before I was even done listening! 3w
GinaKButler @marleed @Chelsea.Poole This was a book club pick for me. I really liked some of the essays...others, not so much. Glad I read it though! 2w
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Starting Harry Potter #3 on audio! 🎧

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Project Hail Mary | Weir Andy
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I totally fell behind in March...I anticipated more reading and less driving my kids around for spring break! So, I‘m just now starting my March #bookspin pick. I‘ve heard all good things!
#almostachunksterchallenge
@TheAromaofBooks
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 1mo
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Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Our school board is currently reviewing 16 books that may be pulled from our media centers. A few I‘ve already read, and I‘m trying to get to a couple of them per month. This one came off of my daughter‘s shelf, so it‘s an easy place to start. #bookspinbingo

Karisa 😢 Wowza! The book police are back in force… 1mo
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Here we go! April‘s #bookspin and #doublespin! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks 😊

Amiable Oh, I so enjoyed “The Boys in the Boat”! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My April bingo board! I‘m at a volleyball tournament all day, so I‘ll have to post my #bookspin and #doublespin later. 🏐 🤪

April #bookspin is The Sound And The Fury.
#doublespin is The Boys In The Boat.

Looking forward to a great reading month! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspinbingo

Julsmarshall Yay volleyball! I have a player too-she plays for Texas State University and I have spent a lot of time at tournaments 😊 Good luck! (edited) 1mo
Amiable Now I‘m nostalgic for the daylong wrestling tournaments when my oldest son was in school! Never thought I‘d say that when I was sitting on those hard bleachers for 8 hours at a time. 😄 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 1mo
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Starting my second #chunksterchallenge2022 book today with @Kelly326

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CoverToCoverGirl That‘s an impressive choice! 👏🙂 1mo
Amiable Ambitious! I eagerly await your review! 1mo
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To Read or Not to Read | Vincent Hobbes
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Here we go! My TBR for #bookspinbingo in April. A mix of audiobooks, book club, the ones I didn‘t get to last month and a few books under review by our school board. I can‘t wait to see what you pick, Sarah! @TheAromaofBooks
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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April‘s #bookspin list! TBR to come next. Can‘t wait to@see what you pick, @TheAromaofBooks

BkClubCare Lots of classics! 1mo
Bklover What a great list! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Last Green Valley | Mark Sullivan
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Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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Revisiting this during spring break...and wondering if I‘ll tear through it like I did in junior high?

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The Road Trip | Beth O'Leary
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Starting spring break with a rom-com on audio with British accents! My favorite! #bookspinbingo 🎧

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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There‘s no shame in my game...checking off another Shakespeare! 📖

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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Just finished my first #chunksterchallenge2022 book of the year. Well-researched and interesting biography of the father of our country. I‘m so glad that I picked this up and I‘d definitely recommend! John Adams by David McCullough is next.

Thank you for hosting, @Amiable
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Amiable Yay! Congratulations! 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed it as this one is on my TBR. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congrats! Such a great read! 2mo
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Next non-fiction. I‘m using this for the Eastern Europe/Russia prompt in the Memoir-Around-The-World Reading Challenge I‘m doing with @Kelly326

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Up next! My #doublespin from February. I‘ve heard all good things! #bookspinbingi

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 2mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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All the teachers at my son‘s school are raving about this book...and it was picked for our book club. I heard it was spicy! 🌶
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Project Hail Mary | Weir Andy
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My #bookspin and #doublespin for March!

@TheAromaofBooks Do these also qualify for the #almostachunksterchallenge too? 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Ha, so not only are you reading Project Hail Mary, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but another all-time favorite, Little Women!! It can be a little sappy, but I genuinely love Little Women so much haha #AlmostaChunkster is anything over 450pgs, although I've also read a couple of #SuperClosetoAlmostaChunksters this year, too 😂 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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March‘s #bookspinbingo card!

#bookspin - Project Hail Mary
#doublespin - Little Women
Book Club - Verity
#chunksterchallenge2022 - Washington

Looking forward to a great month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Up next on audio. I‘ve heard good things about Wiley Cash...looking forward to my first book by him! 🎧

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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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#chunksterchallenge2022 end-of-month check in: I‘m on page 608 or starting chapter 50. Washington is now the president and the new government is working out his cabinet and the Supreme Court. It‘s really incredible to read how it is all unfolding.

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Amiable It‘s so good, right? 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s an incredible read. Tremendous research. I‘ll probably revisit it in a few years. I love his writing style too. 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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6 books finished and a big chunk of Crime and Punishment & Washington read. No bingos this month. Looking forward to March and some spring break reading!
@TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!! 2mo
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American Gigolo: A Novel | Timothy Harris
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Found at a used bookstore and picked for my February #bookspin

Better late than never! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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So, I‘m still following @TheAromaofBooks lead, and adding my #bookspin and #doublespin into my monthly TBR list for my #bookspinbingo card. This is a mix of book club, reading challenges, audiobooks, #chunksterchallenge2022 #almostachunksterchallenge and library holds. Looking forward to a longer month and some spring break reading in March!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'm so excited about how my system of having a separate list for my “real“ BookSpin book is working 😂 I'm almost done with David Copperfield (January) and halfway through Ivanhoe (February), two classics I've been meaning to read for years!!! 3mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I‘m excited...my bookspin list looks intimidating, but they are all books I‘d love to read this year. To focus on one or two every month seems much more manageable. Thank you! 3mo
Amiable I love the “almost a chunkster challenge” tag! 😀 What qualifies for that? FYI, next year I‘m going to create tiers for the Chunkster Challenge with increasingly larger page counts, I think! 3mo
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GinaKButler @Amiable according to @TheAromaofBooks it‘s a book with 450-800 pages. She posted the #almostachunksterchallenge last month I think? I lowered my reading goal for the year so I could finally get to some of these longer titles. I love the tiered idea for next year! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, I went with 450-800pgs, since 800+ seems to be the generally-agreed-upon chunkster minimum haha I was inspired by someone else's BookSpin list - they had “Almost a Chunkster“ as one of their categories and I loved it! I think a tiered system would be really great for your challenge @Amiable - I have so many books that are longer than my normal fare but not “real“ chunksters!! 3mo
Amiable @GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I've been thinking something along these lines for tiers:
650-799 = Chunkster Mini
800-999 = Chunkster
1,000+ =Super Chunkster
What do you think? I'm open to suggestions. My idea of a true chunkster is probably a lot larger than most people! I always pick a book that's at least 1,000 pages for this challenge. I know that page count turns scares off a lot of people. But those who attempt it should be rewarded! :)
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Amiable Maybe I can add 500-649 = “Almost a Chunkster“! :) 3mo
GinaKButler @Amiable I love this idea! @Kelly326 and I are planning on reading 4 books this year: 2 qualify as “chunksters” and 2 “super chunksters”. The “mini” and “almost” categories will open up some other options! I really appreciate you and @TheAromaofBooks hosting fun challenges...it definitely has enhanced my reading life! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Amiable - I love those levels!! Like @GinaKButler said, adding the smaller categories opens up a lot of books while still maintaining the integrity of “real“ chunksters haha 3mo
Amiable @TheAromaofBooks @Ginakbutler And maybe I'll throw in the mother-of-all chunksters -- if you tackle “War and Peace“ you get a special gold medal completion meme for “The Ultimate Chunkster.“ :) 2mo
GinaKButler @Amiable @TheAromaofBooks I read that one in 2019. I‘d re-read it though...🤣 (edited) 2mo
Amiable @GinaKButler I read it in 2015– that was my chunkster for that year! 😀 Not sure I want to tackle it again, though. 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here we go, my March #bookspin list! I‘m going to continue to post a list of books on my shelf for bookspin/double spin and will post a separate TBR list for the #bookspinbingo

Thanks so much for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks I can‘t wait to see what you pull!

BookDadGirlDad Wow. That's quite the list. Project Hail Mary is brilliant. Read it even if it doesn't get picked. You won't be sorry! 3mo
Rachbb3 Fantastic list! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And I'm with @BookDadGirlDad - I loved Project Hail Mary; it was one of my favorite books I read in 2021!! 3mo
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GinaKButler @BookDadGirlDad You put some good juju out there...Project Hail Mary is my bookspin! @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @GinaKButler It was meant to be! It really is a very enjoyable and moving book. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Nice!!! 2mo
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A Year in Provence | Peter Mayle
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Up next! 🇫🇷

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Up next on audio! 🎧

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These Is My Words | Nancy Turner
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Starting our book club pick!

intothehallofbooks This is one of my favorites! 3mo
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Up next on 🎧

#bookspinbingo

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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

4 years on Litsy! Such a lovely place to be! 📚

#Litsyversary

Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary ❤️🎉 3mo
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Up next on audio! I‘ve been listening to these in the car with my 10 year old....really enjoying them!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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February‘s #bookspinbingo

#bookspin - American Gigilo
#doublespin - Finding Dorothy
Bookclub pick - These Is My Words
#chunksterchallenge2022 - Washington
And, I‘m determined to get through Crime and Punishment this month!

Looking forward to a great reading month, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!! 3mo
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American Gigolo: A Novel | Timothy Harris
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Well, how are these for two very different books? My February #bookspin and #doublespin picks!

So excited to check off a couple of books that have been living on my bookshelves! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
bookishdawg Loved “Finding Dorothy” ❤️ 3mo
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Chunky | Yehudi Mercado
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I‘m late posting this, but these are the 4 chunksters I‘m planning on buddy-reading with @Kelly326 for the #chunksterchallenge2022 We‘re looking forward to checking these off the list! ✔️

@Amiable @CoverToCoverGirl

Amiable That‘s a chunky year, for sure! 😀 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Impressive! That‘s a lot of pages. 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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January‘s #bookspinbingo board!

7 books read
1 bingo
Plus, I made a dent in my 1st Quarter #chunksterchallenge2022 book, Washington.

Looking forward to February!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Last-day-of-January-check-in on the #chunksterchallenge2022 I‘m a little ahead of schedule, on page 376. Really enjoying this book and I *may* have suggested a trip to Williamsburg, VA to my husband. 🤣

@Amiable @Kelly326

Kelly326 I‘m on 388, and really enjoying it! 3mo
Amiable Yay! I'm so glad you and @kelly326 are enjoying it! This is definitely my favorite Chernow (so far). If you are heading to Williamburg, you should try to swing it to get up to Mount Vernon as well so you can tour Washington's home! It's a few hours further north, but worth the effort. My husband and I went there about 6 or 7 years ago when we were visiting colleges with our youngest son. (We also managed to hit Monticello on the same trip!) 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oops, lol. I see here that you are! (edited) 3mo
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Up next on audio! 🎧
I backpacked across Europe with 3 girlfriends in college, so I‘m excited about the premise of this one!

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February | Ellen Jackson
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My February TBR for my #bookspinbingo card. Thank you so much for the idea, @TheAromaofBooks

It‘s a mix of audio, 22 of ‘22 picks, my book club choice, a couple of options for my memoirs around the world challenge, and some other fun titles. Can‘t wait to see what gets picked for #bookspin and #doublespin!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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I‘m going to go ahead and get a jumpstart on my February TBR by starting this one today. (When you‘re in the mood for Russian Lit, you have to jump on it!)

This is one of my 22 in ‘22 picks, and as it has 522 pages, it qualifies for @TheAromaofBooks #almostachunksterchallenge

PS...I love these Vintage Classics Russian Series books. They are gorgeous!
#bookspinbingo

GarethSouthwell Ashamed to say I haven't read any Dostoevsky. There, now everyone knows. I should really remedy that! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh wow, that copy really is gorgeous!!! 4mo
GinaKButler @GarethSouthwell There‘s no time like the present! 4mo
GarethSouthwell @GinaKButler indeed! 😊 4mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here we go! February‘s #bookspin list! I‘m going to copy Sarah, and only allow myself to add unread books from my shelves. I‘ll have a separate TBR list for my #bookspinbingo card. Excited to see what numbers you pull, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm excited about my two-list plan 😂 It's letting me knock off some long-term books while still having the fun of bingo! 4mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I really like the idea that at least 2 books that I already own will get read per month! I‘m excited to try your version! 4mo
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