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Joined March 2016

Beware the Jabberwock
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What Super Bowl?

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The Secret Books | Marcel Theroux
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Shh don‘t tell: #Jolabokaflod has been prepped. This is a difficult year, but this holiday ritual still brings joy. 🎄📚

vivastory I just added Mantis to my TBR. I really enjoyed Isaka's Three Assassins 2mo
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Funny, snarky, Godzilla-laced romp. The perfect mood-lifter. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Out of my reading slump for sure with all these spooktacular reads 😍💀always a good month when I pick up my #bookspin #doublespin and #bookspinbingo 👻

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 4mo
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Fireman | Joe Hill
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Can I not call in “My book is too good for me to come to work tomorrow?” That‘s a thing, right? 🔥

KathyWheeler It definitely should be a thing! I liked this book a lot. 4mo
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Witch, please. This tale of a bad breakup turned female empowerment story gave me the PERFECT spooky season vibes 🧙‍♀️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Good House | Tananarive Due
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✨SPOOKY TIME IS HERE✨

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Always a good month of reading when I can pick up my #bookspin #doublespin and #bookspinbingo 🙌 Looking forward to alllllll my spooky reading in #Spooktober!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! fantastic month!!! 5mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Spooktober #bookspinbingo list is UP! Bring me todos los espookys por favor, I like them all 🎃💀👻🧛‍♀️🦹‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Island Affair | Priscilla Oliveras
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I‘m enjoying the virtual (re)visit to the Keys in these pages. Romances aren‘t my jam (got to read this for work), but I‘ll take beaches, water, and Cuban food anytime. 🏝️🌊😋

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The Girl with Ghost Eyes | M. H. Boroson
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Xian Li-lin can see ghosts - and monsters - with her ‘yin eyes.‘ Her father, a renowned Daoshi master, usually protects San Francisco‘s Chinatown. But when he‘s weakened by an old enemy, Li-lin must summon every friend and power she can garner to defeat an enormous evil. The plot is cinematic here — like a wuxia film. Not much character development, but it was a wild engrossing ride just the same. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ & 3/4 stars. #bookspin

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Better late than never: my #bookspinbingo list. In my witchy world, we‘re marking the start of spooky season today 🎃👻💀 Bring me ALLLLLLL the pumpkin too! #bookspin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Happy to get a bingo this month! It feels like my book slump is gradually letting up. Cozy fantasy, middle grade novels, and page-turning mysteries helped a lot! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 6mo
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Wretched Waterpark | Kiersten White
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This middle-grade Gothic mystery is cute and gave me Scooby-Doo vibes (though alas, there‘s no dog). If I were still in the intended readership, it would be ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As an adult, I give it at least 3 stars and change 😊

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Well, the reading slump continues. But at least I got a #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 7mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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My August #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list is UP! 🎉🎉🎉

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Not a good reading month 😢 I‘ve never missed my #bookspin #doublespin and getting a #bookspinbingo since this started. But: time to try again.

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes life just happens!!! Still a lot of Xs here, so a great month!!! 8mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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I can‘t believe it‘s almost here. But: July #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list is UP! 🌞

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Aaaaaand here‘s my June #bookspinbingo list! I‘m starting my Great Pratchett Re-read this month 😍🫶

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 9mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I‘m calling it. Several good books this month. And I‘m pleased I knocked out my #bookspinbingo and #bookspin and #doublespin!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 9mo
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Girl Gone Viral | Alisha Rai
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Confession: I run a romance book club for work, but I‘m not into romances. So I didn‘t expect to like this month‘s book club pick (and it‘s also my #bookspin). BUT I TOTALLY DID. Relatable and diverse characters, plenty of humor, dialogue that sounds like actual human speech. Yes, the characters are a little too perfect, and I still eye-roll during sex scenes (that‘s a me thing). Rate a romance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ though? I just did.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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My #doublespin was an education in so many ways. The forensics of genocide? Yes. Humanity‘s inhumanity to one another? Yes. The deep care and refusal to abandon the lost by some? Also yes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo all achieved. April went by in a blur.

Gissy Great📚📚📚👏👏👏 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 10mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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#bookspinbingo list posted finally! 🐰

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Never too late to BookSpin!! 😁 11mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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March was a tough month. But: #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo achieved.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 11mo
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The Painted Bird | Jerzy Kosinski
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Powerful in the depiction of one child‘s experience through WWII, in which he endures endless horrors of every kind. I understand that this probably gives shape to what many children endured, especially those separated from their parents. It definitely does not fall within the current stream of historical fiction in its lighter tone. All the trigger warnings possible here. Valuable, indelible, but ugly & scarring too. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 11mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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A good reading month! Two #bookspinbingo lines as well as my #bookspin and #doublespin 🥰 Let‘s hope March is rewarding too!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 12mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list is UP! As always: if only I could devote my time to reading them *all.*

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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The Butcher and the Wren | Alaina Urquhart
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My #bookspin reveals itself pretty clearly as a first novel. The plot is mostly derivative and the dialogue can be stilted. But there‘s potential: there‘s a strong sense of place in the bayou and New Orleans scenes. Urquhart has worked in a morgue, and those scenes feel pretty realistic. If reviews are good, I might pick up a future book of hers ⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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#bookspinbingo list is UP. Excited to read these!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Two #bookspinbingo lines as well as my #bookspin and #doublespin 🤓 Not too shabby!

Clwojick Fantastic! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 13mo
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This gloomy Saturday was perfect for polishing off my #bookspin. Oof. Knowing the Raj was morally indefensible and exploitative is one thing — but Tharoor can give detailed proof. Vital to understanding the British colonization of India. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 13mo
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Picked up my #doublespin today. It was my #Jolabokaflod present to myself and worth every penny. David Quammen writes so well and accessibly that he‘s an insta-buy for me. If you have the slightest interest in how / where COVID-19 originated and spread, as well as the characteristics that made it into a pandemic, you‘ll be riveted. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hooked_on_books Yeah, this one‘s terrific. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 13mo
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The Fat Chance Bingo Session | Jane Rogers Spake, Donna Lockner
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Well, nuts. No #bookspinbingo for me this month 😢 I did get my #bookspin and #doublespin though. Let‘s go, 2023!!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! It's amazing how many books you can read and not score a bingo! 14mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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January 2023 #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list coming in hot! (Or maybe cold. SO COLD 🥶)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! It was insanely cold here just a week ago - today it's in the 60s and I have windows open 😑 Ohio is out of control 😂 14mo
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My #bookspin was interesting - and oof, gnarly in places. But too many if / then statements to hold up in the later chapters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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Memphis | Tara M Stringfellow
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Glorious book of black womanhood and struggle for my #doublespin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The language and imagery here are beautiful.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1y
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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My #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo #d100 list is UP!!! Looking forward to it 😍

PuddleJumper Awesome! 1y
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Finished a #d100 this morning that was SUPERB. Sam Kean unrolls the history and effects of various gases here. If that sounds dry, believe that in Kean‘s hands, it isn‘t. I can‘t equation, & that wasn‘t an issue either. His examples are at layperson-level and grounded in delightful humor. Treat yourself. I‘m glad I did. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

PuddleJumper Awesome! 1y
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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That‘s a wrap on my #bookspinbingo for October. I managed my #bookspin #doublespin and a #d100 this month. Lots of good spooky reads too 👻

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 1y
PuddleJumper That's great! 1y
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The City on the Other Side | Mairghread Scott
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Snagged my #bookspinbingo with the tagged. The story is delightful, featuring a Seelie vs. Unseelie war between fantastical creatures that can only be resolved by a couple of doughty human kids. The art is delightful. No surprises but it‘s a good time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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I snagged my #bookspin on audio. It wasn‘t read by Black - a shame, I loved her voice in Written in Bone - but the narrator did a good job. This job is less focused on cold cases and more on the broad brushstrokes of death, dying, and legacy. Although it felt a little repetitive at times, I enjoyed Black‘s wry humor and death-positive (yet reverent) perspective. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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My #doublespin is the PERFECT atmospheric - cozy - witchy graphic novel for October ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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September was a good month! Lots of good reads too, including a five star for How to Enjoy Art. Nabbed my #bookspin and #doublespin and knocked out a #d100. On to Spooktober!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 1y
PuddleJumper That's awesome! 1y
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The Baker Street Four | Olivier Legrand, J.B. Djian
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My #doublespin this month. Come for the art, stay for these cases solved (with a little help from their friends) by three of the Baker Street Irregulars. Yes, Sherlock himself makes an appearance, but it‘s these expertly-rendered London street urchins that pose the main attraction here. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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My #bookspin could be describes as Appalachian fantasy. Deep in the hollows live a mysterious people, the Tufa, who live by their music and, some say, can fly. Wounded vet Bronwyn returns to her home and Tufa roots in the wake of her injuries and the death omens appearing around her family home. She may have a role to play in Tufa society whether she can endure it or not. Fascinating folklore, rich setting, interesting characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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October, my #bookspinbingo list is coming for you! #d100 #bookspin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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The Taster | V.S. Alexander
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It‘s time for a book tasting! Reading the first chapter or so of each then deciding on one keeper. The rest go back to the library! THIS. IS. THE. LIFE. ✨✨✨

BookmarkTavern I really enjoyed Ballad! ❤️ 1y
Kenyazero That‘s a super fun way to choose your next book! 1y
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I‘ve loved museum-going all my life, but this book opened up my frames of perception on SEEING art. Much to consider and all of it valuable, though it‘s not a long book. Can‘t wait for my next trip to the Art Institute now. I don‘t give many five-star reviews but had no problem awarding them here. If you enjoy art even a little, pick up this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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