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JamieArc

JamieArc

Joined June 2017

Bibliophile / Francophile / tea / tiny things / coziness / www.goodreads.com/user/show/5733517-jamie-archer / StoryGraph: bluestocking21
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The No-Show | Beth O'Leary
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I have really liked every one of O‘Leary‘s books. The audio is very well done. She masters how to write a fun romance with serious depth, how to include heavy things without the whole story being depressing. In this one, there is a bit of fun figuring out what is going on. Why did this man no-show on Valentine‘s Day for 3 separate women? What are the connections? Another story with great heart.

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Untilted | Autechre
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Found on the internet. I say yes, and for me, also read some books that might be outside of your normal reading comfort zone.

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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In the midst of moving and packing up all my books, I saved 20 for May‘s #Bookspin list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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The Moons of Jupiter | Alice Munro
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"She liked the sight of a good thick book. A lot of reading in that one, she would say, just as she would say there was a lot of wear in a coat or blanket. Indeed, the book was just like a warm, thick eiderdown that she could pull over herself, snuggle into."
Alice Munro - Accident, The Moons of Jupiter: Stories, Vintage, 1991.

Berthe Morisot - Reading, 1888.

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Couldn‘t resist the cover for The Hacienda, and then someone‘s review left me really wanting to read The Change. A lot of other choices seemed like they would be good on audio. #BOTM

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles W. Eliot

Alexander Oscar Levy - Resting, 1930.

JamieArc I just started following Ravenous Butterflies on Facebook, a treasure trove of beautiful art and quotes, including this. 3w
IuliaC Such a beautiful quote! 3w
Cathythoughts Very nice 👍🏻♥️ 3w
DivineDiana Beautiful painting. True words. 💛 3w
AmyG Beautiful painting. 3w
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“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?”
Matt Haig - The Midnight Library, 2020

Vanessa Bell - Interior with the Artist‘s Daughter, 1935-6.

BarbaraBB Gorgeous painting 3w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 3w
DivineDiana Lovely. ❤️📚❤️ 3w
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It may have taken me two months to read this chunkster, but every page was worth it. Wild Swans tells the story of 19th century communist China through 3 generations of women. I was throwing out tidbits to my husband every time I picked the story up. Chang is a great storyteller, as horrendous as it was to read about a revolving door of hunter and hunted, torture, indoctrination, upside down values. Highly recommend #Booked2022 Set in China

JamieArc Also, this book made me want to read a lot more about China and others‘ experiences. 1mo
Cinfhen This has been on my #ReadersRadar for ages!!! So glad you enjoyed it😊 1mo
JamieArc @Cinfhen Don‘t let the size stop you! It‘s very readable and engaging. I never would have picked it up if not for the Booked prompt 😊 1mo
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I didn‘t love December, so my expectations were low. But oh my… I loved this. A celebration of love - for others, for community, and most of all, self. And on a charming Irish island nonetheless. There were so many beautiful, quotable phrases that took my breath away. A book I desperately want to be made into a film.

Megabooks Sounds lovely! 1mo
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Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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A very belated thank you to you @robinb This was such a nice surprise to receive. My apologies for not sending the thank you much sooner! Thank you for your kindness and passing it along ❤️. I‘m saving it for a summer read. #LitsyLove

robinb Oh, I‘m so glad that you don‘t have it already! I liked it and hope that you‘ll enjoy it too. You are most welcome. 🤗 1mo
JamieArc @robinb I did not already own it, but I love that cover so it‘s one I have been eyeing for a while. My life has been a bit busy and I‘ve been moving very slow on things, so please know how grateful I am to receive it despite my delayed thank you! 1mo
robinb @JamieArc No need for an apology or explanation…no worries. 😘😘 (edited) 1mo
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Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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If not for #LMPBC, I probably would not have left a review, because my thoughts are all over the place and I‘m not sure how to review it. It felt like there were walls to Benson, and I had a hard time finding any depth to his relationship with Mike. Cooking with Mitsuko was a welcomed reprieve, and I was much more interested in Mike‘s life in Japan. I found myself saying, “Ugh” a lot. Glad to have this one off my shelf.

JamieArc @Megabooks You should receive this tomorrow! 1mo
JamieArc Also - rom-com? This is not a rom-com. 1mo
Megabooks @JamieArc no, rom-com was a misnomer. I‘m excited to get another crack at it because I know what more to expect. I look forward to getting it and your notes! 1mo
CarolynM So not a rom-com💔 1mo
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April #Bookspin list

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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#BOTM choices are up!

GondorGirl I grabbed Cartographers as well! 3mo
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For March‘s #Bookspin list, I included more books that I really want to read and less that I feel I *should* read. Looking forward to whichever numbers are picked!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Crooked River: A Novel | Valerie Geary
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I am tired to the bone after a week of hard and exhausting adulting things, so my reading has slowed. I can‘t imagine I will get to 20 hours, but it will be good motivation to catch up on some reading, including the tagged book. #20in4

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 Any reading is good. 3mo
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Shallow Waters tells the tale of Yemaya, Yoruba goddess of the sea. As a mermaid falling in love with Obatala in Africa, following him on a slave ship to America, and her experience becoming human among Native and enslaved people in America. The story itself is super interesting to follow but is quite simplistic in the telling, missing out on an opportunity to go deeper with important themes.
#Booked2022 Black-centric publisher
#DoubleBookspin

JamieArc This is my first time doing the #Booked reading challenge and I‘m really liking the way it‘s broadening what I am reading - picking up books I probably wouldn‘t have otherwise. 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! So happy to hear that!!! You‘re choosing really interesting books 🙌🏻😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The local library display has me chuckling 🤭

merelybookish 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen 👏😁 3mo
ravenlee Bwahahaha! 3mo
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IuliaC Haha 😂 3mo
BrittanyReads That's adorable hahaha 3mo
mdemanatee Someone had fun and I approve 3mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 3mo
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Instructions for a Heatwave | Maggie O'Farrell
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While the story revolves around the disappearance of the father of the Riordan family, this is really a story about family and who we are and who we grow to be. It reminded me of Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett‘s writing in the ability to zone in on the details of who we are as human beings while making it interesting to read. What I thought was going to be a slow read had me finishing the second half in one day. #Booked2022 Weather Term in Title

Cinfhen Great choice 😍 3mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My cold, dark February nights aren‘t as unpleasant as usual. The Calm app has a Caladan soundscape, which has been great to listen to as I read the book. I‘ve been looking forward to snuggling under the covers at night with Dune in print and sound 📚🎵

Amiable That sounds heavenly! 3mo
JamieArc It‘s wonderful, and Dune is a bit of a chunkster, so as good as the story is, it‘s still taking a little longer to get through it, and the soundscape helps me look forward to it. I know you appreciate the things we do to get through our big books 😊 3mo
Megabooks Nice! 3mo
Suet624 That's wonderful. And I love Dune in all its forms. 2mo
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Here are my suggestions, though I have PLENTY more to choose from if none of these work. Fireflies is new, so it feels like cheating a little, but if it‘s picked, at least it won‘t stay unread for years 😂 #BOTM #LMPBC

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Megabooks I‘m in the middle of Fireflies right now but any of the others are fine! 3mo
thebluestocking I‘ve read Writers & Lovers and A Woman is No Man (both good). I‘m good with any of the others. Memorial is one that has piqued my interest. 3mo
JamieArc @LMJenkins Have you read Memorial? 3mo
LMJenkins I have read Writers & Lovers (and loved it). I‘d be happy with any! 3mo
LMJenkins @JamieArc - I haven‘t read Memorial yet! 👍🏼 3mo
JamieArc Pardon my sleuthing @Megabooks but I see you have read and panned Memorial. Are there others in this list you haven‘t read, or want to do a reread of? 3mo
Megabooks @JamieArc I would actually love to reread it, especially with commentary because I feel like I did not give it a fair shake. 3mo
LMJenkins Great! I have had Memorial on my list (and my shelf), so happy to read it. 3mo
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Interesting article. Cool concept, but terrifying to think of books disappearing (I also don‘t think that‘s really true). I also wonder how people feel about his feelings about e-readers. Has anyone read his book, The Last Book (not found in Litsy database)?

Tamra It might be less interesting for the observer, but the book is the same for the reader regardless of format. Kindle has its time and place. I also don‘t think paper books will disappear - not so long as there are people like me! 😄 3mo
5feet.of.fury aside from current/recent “supply chain” issues with books, I do not see printed books ceasing to exist entirely by any stretch, when I was taking public transport I would read books on my phone because it‘s easier to do, less things to carry and it‘s not damaged taking it in and out of a bag. it‘s all the same content, it‘s not any more or less intellectual. But I understand why it would be less interesting to photograph and it‘s a neat series. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Found it in database 3mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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This might be my favorite of my #NYWD list that I‘ve read so far. I see why all the love for it. The characters are so raw and richly created, a beautiful entanglement of beauty and flaws. This book had intimidated me for a while. Not sure why, but I‘m glad I was nudged to read it. I won‘t be surprised if it makes my top list of 2022.
#Booked2022 Title Repeats Itself

JamieArc @TheLudicReader I‘m continuing to read your list. I actually haven‘t yet read the ones I was most looking forward to. I won‘t tag you in my reviews though unless you want me to. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one ❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen I LOVE this one too!! Great choice for #Booked2022 3mo
TheLudicReader Please, please tag me. I love hearing your thoughts- positive or negative. 3mo
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Mirrorland | Carole Johnstone
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Between a pick and a so-so for me. I do love the use of fairy tales and children‘s stories to explore much darker goings-on, as well as an atmospheric read with a creepy house. A+ for these things. But it was often hard to know what was going on and follow the story.

This will be my last #NYWD review for January, though I will continue reading the list. Overall, good reads, but a bit too dark and heavy to read back to back for me.

TheLudicReader I wonder what it says about me that my list was so dark? Oh, wait, I know the answer to that. I am drawn to the darkness in literature, but not in real life. I am impressed that you kept at it. I am done for now with your list, too. For the moment at least. 4mo
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My review comes out of my personal experience with the Pentecostal church (that I left and felt pretty traumatized by), so it may be very unfair. I was hoping for a connection with the author‘s story that I didn‘t get. It felt a slog to get through at times, and I felt there was a lack of depth, awareness, and observation. It left me utterly disappointed and with so many questions.
#Booked22 About a cult or religion

BarbaraTheBibliophage I think it‘s extraordinarily difficult to write a good memoir about religion and cults. So much of the depth is emotional and hard to convey. 4mo
Cinfhen Agree with @BarbaraTheBibliophage you did a great job of conveying your thoughts on this book. 4mo
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Coq au Vin | Charlotte Carter
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Finally settled on my February #Bookspin list. Featuring more from #NYWD, some BOTM titles to catch up on, and some lighter and anticipated reads.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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*Finally*!!!!! I was starting to get worried that we actually would have to wait until the 1st this month.

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Saga #55 | Brian K. Vaughan
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And so it begins (again)…
#pleasedontbreakmyheartagain

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Hoping to finished the tagged book for #NYWD and #Booked22 along with making progress in Dune and Forbidden.

Andrew65 A great book. 4mo
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At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries | Christopher Simon Sykes, Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm
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Me walking into Barnes and Noble: “There aren‘t any books I want to buy right now. It‘s safe to walk around.” And then I found out they were having good sales 🤦🏻‍♀️
Me arriving home, to my spouse: “You are allowed to judge me.” (He never would though)
Bookhaul inspired by getting antsy to buy a house. And it‘s National Puzzle month so they are buy one get one half off at B&N. These were too cute to pass up and perfect for weekend getaways.

Tamra I‘m curious about the Bittman bread book! (edited) 4mo
BiblioLitten The Colour Purple 💜 4mo
JamieArc @BiblioLitten I‘ve been meaning to read it for so long, and this edition has a gorgeous cover. 4mo
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JamieArc @Tamra Me too! I dabbled in bread baking using the tagged book years ago, and have been craving to do it again. Bittman‘s book lays things out pretty simply at first glance. I‘ll try to remember to tag you when I try it out! (edited) 4mo
BiblioLitten I hope you love it. One of my favourites. 😊 4mo
Tamra @JamieArc please do! 😁 Thanks for the recommendation. 4mo
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
merelybookish Well done! Funny how some of the best book buying is when you don't want anything in particular! 4mo
JamieArc @merelybookish Thanks 😂 I‘ll have to remember that! 4mo
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I don‘t have teenagers, but if I did, this is a conversation I would love to have with them.

AmyG Exactly. What‘s oddly funny is by banning these books they are actually promoting them…introducing them to kids who now want to know what it‘s all about. Want your kids to do something? Tell them they can‘t. 4mo
TheSpineView @AmyG Exactly! 4mo
TheLudicReader I mean, if I was a kid, I would RUN to the books adults told me not to read. 4mo
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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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This one had been on my radar for a while. It made me laugh, and made me so anxious for Zelda (check CWs if you need). I loved all the parts of Zelda‘s life: the community center and the library, and the array of characters in her life. Using Vikings as a touchstone throughout the story was interesting and gave continuity. A book with so much heart, though tough to read at times - enter the story with the courage of a Viking 🗡 #NYWD

JamieArc Just realized I posted this as a blurb rather than a review with a Pick 👍🏼🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
monalyisha Excellent final sentence! 4mo
Ddzmini Loved this book 📖🤗 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace This was one of my BOTM add-on picks, but I think it would make a good narration follow-up to a couple of others I have.I expect it will be one of those refreshing, feel-good ones. Have you read the tagged? Endearing, charming, and sparkling perspective/POV. 4mo
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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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📚Hoping to finish When We Were Vikings
📚When We Spoke in Tongues
📚Dune

Alfoster Oh, Vikings is such a great, heartfelt novel!❤️👏 4mo
Andrew65 Have a great weekend of reading. 4mo
JamieArc @Alfoster I just finished it and it definitely is. I really enjoyed it. 4mo
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Coq au Vin | Charlotte Carter
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Whenever I‘m in a small, independent bookstore, I feel obligated to buy at least one book to support local, so I gave myself a rule: that book has to be one I had not heard of before (so not a hot new release). I love the books I am collecting, including this one, from Bay Books in Sutton‘s Bay, Michigan. The owner was lovely, and I look forward to stopping in whenever I‘m in the area.

Soubhiville I love that idea. 4mo
GondorGirl What a great idea! I always pick up a book in local indies, but I never thought to get something unknown... I might have to borrow your idea. 😁 4mo
Texreader I try to do the same, buying at least one book from an indie shop. 4mo
Julsmarshall I do that too and try to find a book by a local author. Great way to keep a memento of the trip. 4mo
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The Familiar Dark | Amy Engel
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I read and liked this author‘s other book, The Roanoke Girls, but also know how dark this author can get, so I braced myself for this one. It was a good mystery. Fast-paced, and then for the last 40 pages, I had to cover the page so my eyes didn‘t glance ahead to find out what happened. This book is about a lot of things, and I like that it shows that people aren‘t all good or all bad. A solid mystery, though it‘s already fading from memory #NYWD

monalyisha Great review! 4mo
TheLudicReader I also loved The Roanoke Girls. This one broke my heart. Glad you enjoyed. I would read anything this author wrote, I think. (edited) 4mo
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The Familiar Dark | Amy Engel
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✅ We Begin at the End Finished
✅ The Familiar Dark finished
✳️ Making progress on When We Spoke in Tongues
⚠️ Have not started Sing, Unburied, Sing or Paper Palace
BUT
✳️ Started When We We‘re Vikings (#NYWD)
✳️ Making progress on Dune

Overall, #JoyousJanuary readathon is going quite well!

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
PaperbackPirate Wow! Great job! 📚📚 4mo
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A f/f romance with strong, very intelligent women? Yes please! I would have liked more build up to the relationship, but overall, this was a great palate cleanser after some of the heavier things I‘ve been reading. I loved the support of each other‘s intellectual and artistic pursuits.

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I often need to be dragged into books that have domestic hardships and are going to rip my heart apart, like this book. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it, in part due to the writing style, but the plot drove me forward and the characters drew me in. And indeed, I shed tears through the last pages, for Robin and Duchess, for Vincent, Walk, and even Darke. Strong start for #NYWD

JamieArc Also, do NOT look at videos for the search “blond cowgirl” 😳😵🙈🙈🙈 4mo
monalyisha Ha! The follow-up comment. 😂 4mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve had problems with searching for images for my buddy reads!!! 😝😂🤦🏻‍♀️😱 4mo
TheLudicReader I agree that it takes a bit to settle in to Whitaker‘s writing style…but then Duchess just takes you by the hand and you have to go. I think I would have followed that girl anywhere. ❤️ 4mo
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Weekend reading plans include:
📚Finish the tagged book today
🎧Start the audiobook of Mirrorland
📚Make progress in The Familiar Dark
📚Make progress in When We Spoke in Tongues

Andrew65 Some good choices. 4mo
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This is my first time seeing this list and I am in TROUBLE! One of my goals was not read as many buzzy books. I have a feeling I‘m going to fail marvelously. So many good titles on this list.

https://themillions.com/2022/01/most-anticipated-the-great-first-half-2022-book-...

mdemanatee Oh thank goodness I have been waiting for this to drop 4mo
Verity And a bunch of the buzzy ones I‘m hearing about aren‘t even on this picture… 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Thrifting used books and exploring authors and books spontaneously which you *aren't* looking out for is one of the best ways to do this. I don't like to get brand new, full-price, current release books, unless they are social science-y non-fiction or through something like BOTM. I also shop by reading moods I want to cover for when they come up. But there are a few on here I'd be interested to hear about. But maybe I'm slowly changing. 4mo
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The Familiar Dark | Amy Engel
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#JoyousJanuary Goals:
📚Finish We Begin at the End (almost done)
📚Finish When We Spoke in Tongues (just started)
📚Finish The Familiar Dark (just started)
📚Start/make progress on Sing, Unburied, Sing and The Paper Palace
This feels ambitious for me but doable 💪🏼

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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BarbaraBB Lol, yes!!! 4mo
Booksarelifeaddict 😳🤭 4mo
Tera66 Oh no😄 this poor girl! 4mo
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January‘s edition of BookPage has my TBR overflowing and makes me want to crawl under a cozy blanket and spend the next month reading. So many good books to add to my list, including a few that will fit into #Booked2022 prompts (like the tagged book). I believe you can peruse it at www.bookpage.com if your local library doesn‘t carry it.

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Thank you for all the birthday #LitsyLove! And a special thanks to my original Litsy pen pal, @catiewithac for this book! I am really excited to read it (trying so hard not to insert toilet humor here 🤐).

catiewithac Happy belated birthday!!! I hope you enjoy the book! 4mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 4mo
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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#WeekendReading
Started Dune and We Begin last week and plan to start the other two today.

Andrew65 Great choice. Thinking of reading Dune. 4mo
Cathythoughts I stacked the tagged book earlier ... sounds good 👍 4mo
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Thank you for all of the birthday wishes! I had a lovely morning with bookish gifts (I grew up NEVER being gifted books so this was very exciting). I‘m now headed up to the Leelanau peninsula where I will spend the weekend solo with a room on Lake Michigan cozied up to the fireplace getting a lot of reading done. This is my second year doing this and it fills my soul ❤️📚🌊

DivineDiana Happy Birthday! I love the idea of a solo retreat to begin a new year! 🥳 4mo
merelybookish Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great way to celebrate! 4mo
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎊🎉🎈🎁🎂 4mo
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TheLudicReader Happy birthday! 4mo
BiblioLitten Happy Birthday! 🎊🥳📚📚📚 4mo
NatalieR Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎁 📚 4mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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#Booked2022, and mainly not to get caught up on all the new titles, but read what‘s on my shelf and some more obscure titles.
✨Tranquility: I need slow, quiet, low-expectations this year
✨I started Dune a month ago but it got lost among the quick holiday reads. As soon as I picked it up again I started enjoying it a lot!
#thoughtfulthursday
Consider yourself tagged of you‘d like to share 😊

BookwormAHN I loved Dune and the new movie is fantastic 🧡 4mo
Chrissyreadit I love your word . 4mo
Suet624 What @BookwormAHN said. 4mo
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Thank you @AmyG for the #lcs package! I‘m on a huge Paris kick right now, so this is the perfect choice. I‘m taking myself on a solo reading retreat this weekend, so the goodies will be perfect companions for that. Thank you for hosting, @bookish_wookish ❤️

AmyG Enjoy your trip! 4mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419 This link is requires a subscription to NYT in order to read the article ☹️ (edited) 4mo
JamieArc @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Sorry 🙁. Sometimes you get a few free articles per month. I recently subscribed and didn‘t think about that. 4mo
Palimpsest @JamieArc Thanks for sharing this article. I really enjoyed it and am going to put The Private Library on my to-read list! 🙂 4mo
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The Paris Connection | Lorraine Brown
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I picked this up on a whim, because I‘m a Francophile. When Hannah‘s train separates in the night, taking her to Paris instead of Amsterdam with her boyfriend, she spends the day in Paris with Leo. The characters and plot were okay. But read this if you want to go to Paris, because it takes you all the places. And I will never not want to be in Paris. #firstof2022

SRWCF Love your picture! 4mo
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Today‘s #BookMail
BOTM and I couldn‘t resist this copy of I Capture the Castle for a reread for #NYWD.

StaceGhost I love this book! 4mo
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