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GinaKButler

GinaKButler

Joined February 2018

Wife ❤️ Mom 👫 I love books, coffee, flea markets, the beach, baseball, and second-hand dogs. Lakeland, FL
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
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Woot-Woot! 🎉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 19h
Megabooks 🥳📚🥳 47m
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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My November #bookspin was 300 pages of Lonesome Dove. I love this book so much...I‘m in the home-stretch!
#chunksterchallenge2021 #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks @Amiable

Amiable Yay! 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! It feels good to work through those chunksters!!! 2d
CoverToCoverGirl Another chunkster practically finished! 😁 2d
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Starting this today for my Catching Up On The Classics Challenge.
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Listening to now....constant state of goose bumps. 🎧
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Amiable This was one of my 5-star reads last year -- such a good book! 1w
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Starting today...this month‘s bookclub pick!
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CoverToCoverGirl I hope it‘s good! 2w
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Up next! 🎧

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Andrew65 Loved this! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💚 3w
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PSA: Put this on your TBR. It‘s going to be one of my top three books for me this year and it doesn‘t seem to be getting much buzz. Our book club read it together...and, let‘s just say, there‘s not many books that we all enjoy...and this one was one of the few! Read it. You‘ll love it!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My November bingo card! Looking forward to a great month!

@TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 4w
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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My November #bookspin and #doublespin

I‘m trying to finish out my challenges, so I added “300 pages” of Lonesome Dove, my Q4 #chunksterchallenge2021 , to my list and it was picked!

Looking forward to a great month. As always, thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks 😘

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I've had The Survivors on my shelf for a while now, too! 4w
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November: A Novel | Jorge Galan
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Here we go...my November #bookspin list! Starting to plan out the last books I need to close out challenges by the end of the year!

As always, thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspinbingo #doublespin

Megabooks You‘ve got some great ones there! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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October wrap-up:
9 books read
1 short story
1 DNF
3 books in progress
1 BINGO!

Thank you so much for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 4w
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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New book with a side of baseball. Since the Rays are out, Go Braves!

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Kappadeemom Yes!!! I agree ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Starting another backlist I‘ve never read; buddy reading this with two book club friends! 🎧

#bookspinbingo

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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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Starting my #bookspin for October. It‘s always interesting to find a book with a different structure!

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TheAromaofBooks This book wasn't a good match for me, so I'm interested to hear how you like it!! 1mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks So far, I don‘t care for it. Giving it just a little longer before I decide if it‘s a DNF...🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I didn't finish either... just skipped to the end to see what happened 😂 1mo
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GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks Well, that makes me feel better! 🤣 1mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I‘m putting it down. DNF for me. 👎🏼 1mo
TheAromaofBooks There were several reasons I didn't bother finishing this one, but a big one for me was skipping ahead and realizing that the entire book was going to be about how she realizes that getting married and raising her family was a “waste“ of her life because OF COURSE her husband is a cheating jerk AREN'T THEY ALL, and I'm just really over adulterous husbands as a woman's turning point in life. 1mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks Well, I was feeling guilty about the DNF, and was thinking I‘d keep it for another time, but nope, dropping it in a LFL. Thank you! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks haha always happy to help 😂 But seriously there are so many good books out there and, more importantly, books that I end up loving. It's taken me a long time, but I've finally stopped feeling bad about DNFing ones that aren't working for me!! 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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...and, Bingo!! This may be the earliest I‘ve gotten one all year.

So far, my favorite is The Incredible Winston Browne (it‘ll be in my top 3 for 2021.

And I have to say that Survivor Type by Stephen King is the most disturbing short story I‘ve ever read. 😬

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

Kelly326 Great month so far & 10 days to go! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl We‘ll done! I sense there will be another one. 👏👏🙂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! Looking great!!! 1mo
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The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens
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Happy Birthday, Sarah!! Thank you so much for hosting #bookspin every month...I love participating. I hope you have a wonderful day!

For the #birthdaybash readathon, I‘m planning on:

Finishing the tagged book on audio (it‘s so good!)
Reading chapters 28-29 in Lonesome Dove
Finishing Survivor Type (a short story)
Putting a dent in Meet Me At The Museum (my #bookspin)

Hope you get some reading in today, too!
@TheAromaofBooks

Amiable I just got to ch. 35 and stopped. My brother‘s boyfriend says that‘s the chapter with a major snake scene. 😬 Let me know how bad it is when you get there! 1mo
GinaKButler @Amiable I‘ll let you know...😬😬 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! And hopefully the snakes weren't too bad!! 😂 1mo
GinaKButler @Amiable Definitely skip Chapter 35! 😱 1mo
Amiable @GinaKButler My husband just read that chapter for me! My brother warned me, too. 😬 1mo
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Survivor Type | Stephen King
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A few months ago, I saw Stephen King interviewed on a late night show while he was promoting Billy Summers. The host asked him to name his favorite 5 books...4 were the usual suspects: The Stand, Misery, etc, but one was a short story called Survivor Type, which is included in this collection. I‘m only planning to read that story...for now. 😊#bookspinbingo

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Long weekend from school + skipping a soccer game = a trip to our favorite place. Oh, Happy Day!

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The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens
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Up next! It‘s been recommended by a few friends AND is the first in a series! #bookspinbingo

JenReadsAlot It's a good one! 1mo
Amiable Oh, I really liked this series! 1mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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This one finally came in on Overdrive! 🎧

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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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It‘s a sunshine-y day here in Central Florida!

Starting this one today...it‘s my October #doublespin

#bookspinbingo #bookspin

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Edge of Black | J.T. Ellison
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Starting the second Samantha Owens...I love a police/forensic procedural!
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CoverToCoverGirl She‘s an excellent writer. 2mo
GinaKButler @CoverToCoverGirl I clearly need to read more of her work! 2mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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#chunksterchallenge2021 check-in: so, technically, today is day 8 of reading. I‘m through Chapter 10 and have read 50% more than I intended this week because I LOVE THIS BOOK! The characters are fantastic and I‘ve laughed out loud several times. Who knew I‘d enjoy a western so much?

I hope you‘re loving it, too, @Kelly326 @Amiable and @CoverToCoverGirl 🤠 📚 🐴

Kelly326 Ditto for me! I am loving it too!! I don‘t know that it will last all 3 months. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl I haven‘t started… sadly I might have to add this to 2022‘s list. I‘m glad you are enjoying it. (edited) 2mo
Tera66 One of most favorite ❤ 2mo
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Amiable It‘s going a bit slower for me. I‘m not quite 100 pages in. I‘m just not in a hurry to pick it up again once I‘ve put it down. Not sure why. Going to keep going and hope it will catch fire for me. 2mo
GinaKButler @Amiable I‘m sorry about the snakes in the beginning! 😬 2mo
Amiable @GinaKButler I was tipped off by @Graywacke that there is a major snake scene coming, so I‘m proceeding with caution! 2mo
Graywacke So cool to see someone discovering this. ( @Amiable hoping it hits stride for you.) 2mo
GinaKButler @Graywacke Have you read the whole series? I‘m really enjoying it so far! 2mo
Graywacke @GinaKButler no. I don‘t plan to. I really like the philosophical set up - stoic Car, epicurean Augustus confronting a stark recently emptied American landscape. 🙂 But this felt like enough. 2mo
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Marching Powder | Rusty Young
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My little Daisy is recovering from her spay...she makes the best reading buddy! #bookspinbingo

CoverToCoverGirl She‘s beautiful! 2mo
Megabooks Hugs to her. 💜 2mo
GinaKButler @CoverToCoverGirl @Megabooks Thanks so much! I just love this sweet girl! 2mo
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Up next on audio 🎧

This is actually my book club pick. 🤞🏼 that everyone enjoys it!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Excited about October and this #bookspinbingo

#bookspin — Meet Me At The Museum
#doublespin — The Talented Mr. Ripley
Book Club — The Incredible Winston Browne
#chunksterchallenge2021 — Lonesome Dove
Classic — Candide
#Bookvoyage — Marching Powder
Buddy Read — Interview With A Vampire

Some fun titles! Thank you for hosting @TheAromaofBooks 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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Here we go!! October‘s #bookspin is Meet Me At The Museum and my #doublespin is The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Thanks so much for hosting. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love the cover for Meet Me at the Museum!! 2mo
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Marching Powder | Rusty Young
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Marching Powder: A True Story Of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America‘s Strangest Jail.

With a title like that, how could I not buy it? I‘m using this one for the “South America” prompt in the Reading Around The World Challenge. I love a good travelogue and am dying for an actual adventure, so I‘m excited about this. I hope it lives up to the reviews!

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Halseyshere sounds intense!!! @GinaKButler 2mo
GinaKButler @Halseyshere This book is banana-pants crazy! 2mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Here we go! I‘m reading Lonesome Dove as my Quarter 4 #chunksterchallenge2021 pick with @Kelly326 @Amiable and @CoverToCoverGirl

This one has been on my TBR for ages and I‘m excited to dive in!

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Candide | Voltaire
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Starting this today as part of my Catching Up On The Classics Reading Challenge. #bookspinbingo

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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1 Bingo!

My #bookspin and #chunksterchallenge2021 read.

I finished 9 books in September and finally feel like my reading is back on track after I hit that slump in August.

Looking forward to October!

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

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Amiable I‘ve got my copy of “Lonesome Dove” ready to go! 🙂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!!! 2mo
GinaKButler @Amiable Me, too! 🤠 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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How is it already October? Here‘s my #bookspin list...I‘m focusing on thrillers and a few books I need for some of the challenges I‘m participating in this year.

Thank you so much for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks I can‘t wait to see what numbers you pull!
#doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
bookishdawg Loved “The Life We Bury” ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks I‘m reading 7 as well. 2mo
GinaKButler @bookishdawg A friend recommended it and right afterwards, I found it in a Little Free Library. The universe clearly thinks I need to read it! 🤣 2mo
GinaKButler @Megabooks I‘m excited about it...it‘s always interesting to read a book with a villain as the main character. 2mo
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This is another backlist that I never read...I‘ll be honest, I was a little apprehensive to start it since my oldest just started high school, but I‘m really enjoying it so far. #bookspinbingo

Alora Great picture! 2mo
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I started this on January 1st and finished it today. Loved reading a little at a time and would love recommendations for a book of poetry to read next year!

This earns me a bingo for October‘s #bookspinbingo 📖
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 2mo
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Beneath Devil's Bridge | Loreth Anne White
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Up next! 🎧

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I tried this on audio earlier this year, but it wasn‘t working for me. So glad I picked up the book to see all of the extra pictures included...it‘s adding to the reading experience! #bookspinbingo

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Just finished chunkster number 3!! I read this 30 years ago, but I loved it so much more this time around. Gone With The Wind was also my #bookspin for September.

I‘m so glad I have a little time for this very real book hangover before I start Lonesome Dove on 10/1. Love! Love! Love!

@TheAromaofBooks @Amiable @Kelly326 @CoverToCoverGirl #chunksterchallenge2021

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 2mo
Amiable Hooray! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic! 👏👏 You are killing it! 🙂 2mo
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A Midsummer Nights Dream | Shakespeare William
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Starting this today for the Shakespeare prompt in my Catching Up On The Classics reading challenge.
#bookspinbingo

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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Up next on audio...🎧
#bookspinbingo

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Up next...this month‘s book club pick.
#bookspinbingo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 💛 3mo
BookNAround This was such a heartbreaking but lovely book. I hope you enjoy it. 3mo
GinaKButler @BookNAround I wholeheartedly agree! Heartbreaking and lovely! 2mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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I‘m almost 2/3 of the way through...and in other news, we adopted a new dog! Meet Daisy (she‘s quite the nervous Nellie)!
#chunksterchallenge2021
@Amiable

DGRachel Daisy is beautiful! Hi Daisy! 👋🏻 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Aww! Daisy is so beautiful! 🐶❤️ 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hey there Daisy! 👏🏻🎉😍 3mo
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Therewillbebooks Goldens are like that! 3mo
JenReadsAlot So cute!! 3mo
BookNAround What a pretty girl. We had a much loved Daisy years ago. 3mo
Amiable Awww, look at that face! 3mo
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500 Miles from You | Jenny Colgan
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Starting off the month with something light. Trying to get back on track...I love Jenny Colgan‘s book on audio. 🎧

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WJCintron I own a copy of that book, but I haven't read it yet. Is it good? 2mo
GinaKButler @WJCintron I love her books....I think Jenny Colgan is good for the soul! 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My September #bookspinbingo board!

#Bookspin & #chunksterchallenge2021 - Gone With The Wind
#Doublespin - A Thousand Lives
Book Club - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

Looking forward to a great month! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks @Amiable

Megabooks GWTW is definitely a chunkster! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!!! 3mo
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Amiable Looking forward to Lonesome Dove for Q4! 3mo
GinaKButler @Amiable Me too! @Kelly326 and I were setting our 4 chunksters for 2022 today! Love this challenge! 3mo
Amiable @GinaKButler Excellent! Welcome to the chunkster love, @Kelly326 3mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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My September #bookspin and #doublespin
Looking forward to a great month!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!!! 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My September #bookspin list.

My reading month fell apart last month. Let‘s just say reading The Kite Runner in early August was unfortunate timing. I added last month‘s book spin and double spin to this list and am hoping to get back on track.

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspinbingo #doublespin

Singout Some great books on that list! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I don't know why sometimes a certain book can send all the plans off the rails!!! 3mo
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks Isn‘t it crazy? I usually average about 10 books a month. I finished 4 in July. I just couldn‘t pull it together and focus. 😕 3mo
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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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Time for a lighter read!

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The Last Green Valley | Mark Sullivan
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I loved Beneath The Scarlet Sky, and have heard good things about this one. Up next on audio! 🎧

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Starting this for book club next week!
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Eggs It‘s good! Love those shelves❣️ 3mo
GinaKButler @Eggs Thank you!! 3mo
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Up next: another backlist I *should* have read a long time ago...it‘s literally been sitting on my bookshelves for years.

I‘m using this one for the Middle East prompt in the Reading Around The World Challenge.

#bookspinbingo

Bklover Such a good book! 4mo
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Billy Summers | Stephen King
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First in line for our library‘s audio of the newest Stephen King! Woo-hoo! 🎧🎉

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