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Kangaj1

Kangaj1

Joined April 2016

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Card Tricks: The Royal Road to Card Magic | Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue
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Here's my 2022 list for #TBRDeckofCards: Red cards are all kindle books that have been hanging around for a while, and black cards include one set of nonfiction and one set of fiction.

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Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
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#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Can't believe it is December already!

EvieBee Right? Where‘d this year go?! Nice picks. 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
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#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Finally got to my bookspin for this month. I really liked the view into another culture.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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@Jerdencon @monalyisha #NewYearWhoDis

These are the top picks I am planning to read early next year! It was so fun to get many titles I had never heard of. All are on suspended hold at the library until the new year, with scattered release dates!

monalyisha Perfect! 7d
Jerdencon Great choices! Hope you like them! 7d
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The Burning | Jane Casey
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I stayed up late last night and finished my #doublespin before I knew this was the one! I am really excited this one is a series! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Three bingos this month for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

New, exciting author for me with the tagged book!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!! 4w
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What Comes After: A Novel | JoAnne Tompkins
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I don't think I will finish any more this month, so here are my October reads!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: The Day the World Came to Town, You Can Not Burn the Sun (friend's poetry), What Comes After
⭐⭐⭐⭐.5: Beautiful Ruins
⭐⭐⭐⭐: The Girl with the Loading Voice, The Eighth Life, The Ruin, Admissions, Gallows Court, Rewind
⭐⭐⭐: Moonflower Murders, A Slow Fire Burning, Death at Whitewater Church
⭐⭐: Lock Every Door

DrexEdit That's some good reading! 🙂 4w
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Shiner | Amy Jo Burns
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Library book sale finds = $2.50. That is an excellent price per page! Also stopped at the post office to mail my #round13 #lmpbc #groupb #groupm @BookishBelle @Roary47

Roary47 Wow! You are already done with it? Nice! 1mo
Kangaj1 @Roary47 I put aside all else and got through both of my books. They were both excellent! 1mo
Roary47 Nice! Mine hasn‘t come in yet, but that makes me super excited! 1mo
BookishBelle I haven‘t finished my last book from the round before! Lol I better get after it. 1mo
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Bailedbailed

I decided to skim a bit of this and just look at pictures. I want to remember her from Pollyanna and The Parent Trap and don't want all the rest of the dirt. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yep, sometimes I don't actually want to know about a famous person's private life!!! 1mo
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Knots And Crosses | Ian Rankin
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Here are some options for #round13 #groupm #lmpbc
I can grab others if these do not work.
@Roary47 @Jadams1776 @Jerdencon

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Roary47 The widow of Rose house or Gallows Court look like fun ones. 😍 1mo
Jadams1776 I‘m fine with any of these! Gallows Court or Knots and Crosses would be my top two (edited) 1mo
Jerdencon I‘ve read the mother in law so any of the others sound good! 1mo
Kangaj1 Let's go with Gallows Court then. @Roary47 @Jadams1776 @Jerdencon 1mo
Jadams1776 👍🏻 1mo
Kangaj1 For those who have done this before, do we mail to the person below us, and #4 to #1? 1mo
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Midnight Blue | Simone van der Vlugt
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Here are some options for #round13 #groupb #lmpbc
I can grab others if these do not work.
@babyruth2510 @BookishBelle @cwarnier

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babyruth2510 They all sound good. I‘ve read The History of love but it was so long ago I honestly don‘t remember it. The camel bookmobile sparks my interest the most. Good choices😀 1mo
BookishBelle Good choices! I‘m most interested in The History of Love and Beautiful Ruins. 1mo
Kangaj1 @cwarnier Do you have an opinion on which one to read? 1mo
cwarnier Wow, all of these choices look good. I have not red or heard of any of them. 1mo
Kangaj1 I am going with Beautiful Ruins, as among readers whose tastes I align it got the highest ratings. 1mo
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I just finished my #doublespin for September - about 1000 pages! I read this with a group and never would have picked it up otherwise, but I gave it 4 stars. Very page turnery historical about Georgia/Soviet Union and generations of one family. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Bailedbailed

This was my #doublespin for October, and I got about 100 pages in before I abandoned it. I might try another of his books, but this one was not for me. Would love to hear recommendations of another to try. For this one, I did not like the characters and it moved too slowly. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 2mo
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A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin Here is my Sept bingo board - only 2 bingos but lots cleared off. @TheAromaofBooks

Glad to start a fresh list tomorrow!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!!!! 2mo
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Pretty Things: A Novel | Janelle Brown
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September Reads: 13 books

5⭐: Into the Drowning Deep, Just Mercy
4.5⭐: Bone Gap
4⭐: The Madness of Crowds, The Last Story of Mina Lee, 56 Days, Distress Signals, A Murder in Time, Pretty Things, The Secret History
The others are 3⭐ and below.

TiredLibrarian Just Mercy is one of those books I wish everyone in America would read. 2mo
Kangaj1 @TiredLibrarian it was excellent on audio and I flew through it. 2mo
britt_brooke @TiredLibrarian I 100% agree. I‘ll admit, it changed my perspective. 2mo
Gissy Amazing📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 2mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

I got about 150 pages in and it is just not grabbing me yet. I have wanted to read this for a long time, and I am glad I can finally move on. I know it is beloved by so many, but not me.

TheAromaofBooks Not all books are the right fit!! 2mo
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Here is my Summer list from #booked2021
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
I filled out the form already.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 Fabulous!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👍🏻📚😎 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Also circling back to say I **do** see your completed form! 2mo
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Here's Pixel with my #bookspin Six of Crows and #doublespin The Eighth Life. The second one might take a couple months as I am doing a buddy read. @TheAromaofBooks

annahenke Love six of crows 3mo
Jinjer Yayyy for white cats with black markings! That's what my girl, Marilyn is, too. Pixel is so cute.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I had a lot of trouble narrowing my list this time! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

ShyBookOwl Loved the tagged book 🧡 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Here are my August reads, in order of star rating. The top row is all 5 and 4.5. The middle two rows are all 4 stars, plus the first book on the last row. The last few are 3 stars.

Opal & Nev and My Lady Jane were 🥰 on audio.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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I got most of the bingos for #bookspin #bookspinbingo

I am in the middle of Into the Drowning Deep and Leaving Atlanta, but I won't finish any more this month. @TheAromaofBooks

I LOVED the tagged book so much!

TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! Fabulous month!!!! 3mo
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Black Dove, White Raven | Elizabeth Wein
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Library haul!

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Finished my #doublespin today, @TheAromaofBooks

I liked this one. It took quite a while to get into the story, but I trust Fforde. Definitely a slow burn, but per his style it is super creative and quite funny.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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My #bookspin was a pretty quick DNF. @TheAromaofBooks

I had another book previously as my bookspin but bailed before I started. This one at least got about 30 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Oh dear, at least they're getting checked off the list! 😂 3mo
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Running errands and stumbled across a library book sale set up outside right before a rainstorm. I rescued these beauties for $7!

DrexEdit Very nice haul! It's good you could be there to rescue a few books from the rain. 😄 I think I almost picked up that copy (or a copy) of the John Boyne book. lol! 4mo
Kangaj1 @DrexEdit I was shocked at how many newer fiction titles I saw there! 4mo
DrexEdit @Kangaj1 Same! I was expecting more used library books because my husband (who works at the library) said they had been weeding the shelves pretty seriously. I picked up a couple of books that looked brand new! I guess the library has secret sources! 😄 4mo
Tamra Score! 4mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 4mo
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Apeirogon: A Novel | Colum McCann
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Here are my July books, with the tagged book newly added to my top 5 of all time. There is a great interview with the author online from Politics and Prose. So original, heart wrenching, beautiful prose.

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Here are my stacks for August. 21-25 will be ebooks.

Megabooks Infinite Country was awesome! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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I had heard such good things about this one but I did not love it. At least it is off the list now. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Sweettartlaura Yeah, I liked it, but I agree - not AMAZING 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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The Chaperone | Laura Moriarty
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This was my #doublespin for July. It was fine - I did not like the audio narrator but the story was good enough to press on. Ultimately I felt like it was too long. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
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Here are my June reads. In general, the larger the photo the more I loved it...

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 5mo
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Here's my June #bookspinbingo card @TheAromaofBooks

4 more and I could have cleared the board...

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 5mo
Gissy Wow!! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏👏 5mo
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The Kingdoms | Natasha Pulley
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These library holds all came for me this week. Thankfully a perk of working there is I have no late fees. Many of these will be in my #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list for July. @TheAromaofBooks

(and Pixel knocked the stack down immediately after this was taken)

EvieBee So much good stuff here! I loved Suspect X and The Blinds. Perfect for summer! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! They always come in at once!! 5mo
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Afterward: A Novel | Jennifer Mathieu
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Mehso-so

This is my #doublespin for June. @TheAromaofBooks
It was a decent story about what happens with kidnapping victims once they return home.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
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Just finished this puzzle while listening. I am a huge fan of this Ravensburger puzzle because it took me quite a while. I found out this was done by Colin Thompson, an illustrator. Love his style! And this audiobook is amazing.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So pretty!! 5mo
Suet624 That book is a particularly great audiobook. 5mo
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This was such a compelling read. I visited Cheju Island when I was a teen, and I do not remember much. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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BookBelle84 My favourite Lisa See book! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've been meaning to check out more of See's work, so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!! 6mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
I am in the middle of two more, but I don't think I will finish either today...

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!! 6mo
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Amelia Unabridged | Ashley Schumacher
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Here are my May reads, with Embodied and the tagged book as my favorites.

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Barely made my #doublespin for May, but I did it. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress! 6mo
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Loved this on audio for Spring #booked2021. Others read included:
Library: The Writer's Library (so-so)
Translation: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (pick)
UN Peacekeepers: The Satapur Moonstone (pick)
Audiobook: The Plot (pick)
Musical Instrument: The Lola Quartet (pan)

Cinfhen Looks like you had a solid quarter 🙌🏻💗 Yay 😁 6mo
Cinfhen Just wanted to share: You have until midnight, **July 3** to fill out the second quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E

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This was my #bookspin with @TheAromaofBooks

I really enjoyed the tour around India with these sisters and learning more about each character's struggles. Solid 3 star read for me.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee
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Here is my May list for #bookspin #bookspinbingo with @TheAromaofBooks

I may start one or two of these soon and swap others in.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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Here is my April Bingo card for #bookspinbingo with @TheAromaofBooks

I am in the middle of some longer books now and probably will not get any more filled in. Loved this latest read, tagged.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous progress!!! 7mo
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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I finished this tonight and then watched the news report of the death of Prince Philip. Thinking of my UK friends and Litsy folks...

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#doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I was nervous to read this, and while it was hard reading it was such a page-turner. I lived in Seoul as a child and have been to China, so many places and customs mentioned were familiar to me. Highly recommended.

TheAromaofBooks It's always so fun to read a book that connects to places you've visited!! 8mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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This is my #bookspin for April. I started it a few days ago and I am halfway through and am getting bored. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Always sad when that happens. This one is on my TBR since I enjoyed The Martian, so I may get to it someday haha 8mo
MsMelissa Oh no! I bailed on Artemis, but had hoped this one would be good so I have it pre-ordered. 8mo
Kangaj1 @MsMelissa I will be curious to know what you think. It might have been better on paper than egalley. 8mo
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