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Karons1

Karons1

Joined November 2021

Book 📚Addict #alwaysreading ,hufflepuff & dog 🐶 mummy & suffering from serve Tsundoku
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Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
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Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester, Graeme Tavendale
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David Copperfield (Revised) by Charles Dickens
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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
Mehso-so

some of Conrad‘s personality traits are copied from him (in my opinion) apart from ejhs own father loved women and was a serial charmer . Where as Conrad Fleming treats all women and People in general as mere objects which bore him. This book is classed as her masterpiece but I personally prefer her later works odd girlout and of course the stunning cazaletchronicles however I‘m committed to reading all of her works and will try after julius next

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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
Mehso-so

of the older generation. Now after reading her memoir slipstream I think mr & Mrs Fleming were based on her own parents, apart from Mrs Fleming being less Frigid as her real mother as the fling with Thompson in mariselle , France was some of the best writing. Ejh was abused by her own father and some of Conrad‘s personality traits are copied from him (in my opinion) apart from ejhs own father loved women and was a serial charmer . Where as

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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
Mehso-so

debated whether to give this 3 or 4 stars ⭐️ because as ever EJH‘s writing is wonderful , but I decided on 3 because I just found it so depressing ! First published in 1956 it‘s a story of a break down of a marriage on reverse , it wasn‘t This I found depressing even though Conrad Fleming was a complete chauvinistic pig! It was the way older man so readily and easily prayed on young women and how young women weren‘t taken seriously by either sexes

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Spinning the Record | Robert Hyers
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@TheAromaofBooks
#maybingo #spin #doublespin I could be on my way to getting a bingo! Whoop whoop 🙌 one ☝️ line maybe 🤔 2 being stuck home with covid isn‘t nice but it‘s helped my reading 📖 every cloud has a silver lining !

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! Hope you feel better soon!!! 5d
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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Now onto my may bingo reads starting with the long view im a huge fan of Elizabeth Jane Howard so let‘s see…….
#maybingo
#spin #doublespin
#mayreads
#tbrlist
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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Loved 🥰 loved 🥰 loved 🥰 it ! My book of the year so far . Adored Mad and six thirty what a wonderful name for a dog ! Agreed with the wonderful Elyse on goodreads to begin with the blatant sexism & worse & the down right nastiness left me wondering why it was so highly reviewed , but it all intertwines towards a wonderful conclusion the story line is threaded beautifully ! Without doubt my book of the year so far , I now feel slightly bereft!

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 I‘m looking forward to this one. 4d
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Have you heard folks ? Lessons in chemistry 🧪 is coming to Apple TV 📺 2023 filming starts in July with Brie Larson playing our beloved Elizabeth 😃can‘t wait - don‘t let us down ! 🙈

Alfoster Oh yay! Will be so good as a film!❤️👊 5d
Oryx Ooooh. That's good casting. 5d
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Mary Jane | Jessica Anya Blau
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I was born in ‘71 but love ❤️ all things 70s so debating whether to hold onto this and read on my next hols . Why are some books so difficult to get hold of ? No bookshops have this near me, it‘s not on Abebooks , Waterstones didn‘t have it only to order from the publisher so had to get it from Amazon 🙈even then iv had to wait & yet it came out in the UK 🇬🇧 in April! #maryjane #waitingforthepaperback #summerreads

Tiffiney I listened to the audiobook of this one. Loved it! 5d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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but in searching for this Jane of mine I have accidentally met a while generation of women; governesses spinsters sister in laws killed in child birth. Females who cheered Jane on in her triumphs & disasters her passage through life so smooth on the surface sharply marked by closed doors routes she could not take choices she could not make. Her Great contribution was to push those doors open a little bit for us inlater generations toslip through.

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“Like most stupid people mr Sloane wasn‘t smart enough to know just how stupid he was “ #stupidpeople there‘s a few around 😆but they do make the rest of us look good ! After a slow start not sure about the blatant sexism and down right nastiness but there is a point to it and once your in , your in ! It‘s fab will be one of my books of the year #gladiwasntworkinginthe50s #lessonsinchemistry #mayreads😍

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Wer back home 🏡 our furs pleased to see us ; im back with a cold 🤧so im in bed 🛌 with my girl 🐶who is snoring 😴 her head off 😂started this last night ; hoping it lives up to the reviews , Iv felt abit let down by my recent book 📖 choices 😕only a book 📚 lover gets that 😆#bookproblems #whattoreadnext #mynextread #bookchoices

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
Panpan

It started so well ! But sadly for me became predictable and simply boring 🥱

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Bloody hell this is good ! Don‘t want to move from my sunbed but it‘s nearly dinner 🍽 time 😆

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow 🤩 packs a punch for a short novella please please please Ms Reid follow this up with a full blown novel about what Carrie , david , Janet and Ken did next . Loved it

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Such a lovely 🥰 summer read ; a sweet YA set in Italy 🇮🇹 over a summer in 1930s in the run up to ww2 . An easy delightful read it reminded me of a younger version of the equally excellent still life by Sarah winman

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool photo 💙 2w
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Next holiday read 😎

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Next holiday read 😎

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Wasn‘t sure where it was going but then became hooked ; not a 5star read for me as towards the end too much angst and if I hadn‘t been laid by the pool reading it I‘d have shouted “Get on with it !” 😆

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I‘m away so wrote my may list before I left ; April I managed 5 reads from my bingo list 🙌
@TheAromaofBooks
#bookspin #doublespin
#maybookbingo 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#bookspin no 5 the long view by Elizabeth Jane Howard #doublespin 20 The soul mate equation
#mayreads
#bookbingo
@TheAromaofBooks thank you ☺️Sarah

LeahBergen I loved The Long View. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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This book is soooo good ! Didn‘t know where it was going to begin with but it‘s the perfect summer sun lounger read ! Published in the uk this coming week
#summerreads
#summertbr
#netgalley
#ARC
#youmadeafoolofdeathwithyourbeauty

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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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#bookly a great reading 📖 tool app 🤓problem is after reading two great books 📖 struggling to get into my new picks off the TBR 😏

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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#bookly loving 🥰 this app 🤓

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Oh dear oh dear oh dear 100 pages in and to me it‘s absolute pants ! Il stick with it as all reviewers can‘t be wrong 😑 but so far the worse book 📖 Iv started to read this year ! Is it worth holding out for another 900 pages of my life 🙈

readingjedi I thought I was the only person on the planet who thinks Maas can't write for toffee! #unpopularopinion 3w
Kimberlone I couldn‘t finish it. I‘ve realized SJM books just aren‘t for me. I started and quit both of her other series after the first two books. This one was just too much of everything and SO LONG. The second in the series is even longer and I‘ve already been spoiled by the ending and it‘s not one that is going to be worth the journey for me. 3w
Karons1 @readingjedi @Kimberlone phew 😅thank goodness for that ! I thought it was just me ; thank goodness 😅 I started this before packing it away before my hols ; I‘d have thrown it into the pool 😆 3w
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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4.5 🌟 wonderful writing worthy of the Booker prize , my first read by lively and not my last, making a life so engrossing , the chance meetings the time and place . Best parts for me were from Claudias time in ww2 in Egypt with the love of her life , and her time afterwards. The disastrous relationship with her daughter the strange relationship with her brother all brilliant. The sudden ending and the slow beginning don‘t make it a 5star

CarolynM It's a great book. I've enjoyed all the Penelope Livelys I've read. I've just started this one 3w
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Not sure which one of these mammoth 🦣 reads to take on a 6day break in the sun ☀️ 🤔Fantasy ? A much loved writer or a family dynasty akin to Downton abbey ???
#holidayreads
#longvooks
#houseofearthAndblood
#rachelsholiday
#noangel
Suggestions please 🙏🏻 😀
Mollies not sure 🤔 either 😆

BookDadGirlDad Do you have room in you bag for all 3???😁😁😁 3w
Karons1 Sadly not 😆they weigh a ton all together, I am also taking my kindle as back up 🤣 3w
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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
Mehso-so

full of fascinating facts and very well researched the fictional re telling of the horrific witch trials and the suffering of the poor and innocent. However for me the book started well but towards the end I felt it dragged slightly and reading it was like wading through treacle ; how crazy to our modern sensibilities was Matthew Hopkins truly an evil warped man I hope he suffered terribly at the end of his life thank goodness he died so young !

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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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Hairdresser 💇‍♀️ reading ; Interesting 🤔 point made in this book ; the women arrested for witchcraft tended to be elderly, menopausal, teenagers, the outspoken , independent, different all poor - however the prostitutes working in brothels were clearly sinning (for that period of time of the puritans) how come none of them were arrested for witchcraft? Il Tell you why ; because they were busy servicing the men ! That makes my blood boil 😡

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The World at My Feet | Catherine Isaac
Bailedbailed

Perhaps I didn‘t give it long enough only about 5% on my kindle ; it was my village bookclub pick and the second book this year that everyone agreed they didn‘t get on with it , no one has reviewed it on here. Surprised it was a Richard and Judy bookclub pick and it has a 4star plus rating on goodreads ! Well a book is a very personal thing & for me it was just too slow when I have a growing TBR pile and not having 24hrs free to read it‘s ditched!

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These beauties 😍arrived this morning 😀Iv never read Georgette heyer but told I‘m in for a treat ! I‘m going to start with Venetia .
#georgetteheyer #regencyreads #bridgertonfans

LeahBergen I love Heyer! ❤️❤️ 4w
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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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Hairdresser 💇‍♀️ reading 📖 😊 I‘m enjoying this read more than I thought I would , it is a stark reminder how women & girls who were considered “different “ were preyed upon by misogynists! #aprilbookbingo #aprilbingopick #bookbingo

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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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I‘m trying to read 😂🥰🥰
#booksandpups💖🐶💖

DogMomIrene 💜💜💜I use Bernie as a Kindle stand in these scenarios. He‘s good with it as long as the pets keep coming🤣 4w
sherrisilvera Aawww 4w
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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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#manningtreewitches @TheAromaofBooks @supanovashelley starting 2nd April book bingo read this afternoon with a well deserved coffee ☕️ after bathing a long haired German shepherd baby 🐶😅 just realised how blind I am with the mega big font and no reading 📖 glasses 👓 😆
#AprilBookSpin
#AprilBookBingo
#sunnyafternoonreading 😌

TheAromaofBooks Dog bathing is a chore that deserves a reward!! 😂 4w
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
Pickpick

I throughly enjoyed this easy read fast 💨 paced thriller ; perfect for a busy period in your life because it takes no time to read and the pages fly . Iv had a busy Easter and not much of a chance to read so this pick was perfect ! It‘s had mixed reviews , but a book Tok fav and I really enjoyed it - not quite a 5star for me but not far off . Some of the parts did make me jump and I wondered who the real baddie was. Highly recommended 👍

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Easter 🐣 reading 📖 our bookclub choice and my double spin read & a sleepy 😴 pumi pup 🐶 🥰 happy 😃 Easter 🐣 folks

bookspinbingo #doublespin #aprilreads #aprilbookbingo

Hazel2019 What a cute pup! 🥰 1mo
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Georgette Heyer's Regency World | Jennifer Kloester, Graeme Tavendale
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Reading 📖 in the bath 🛁 dangerous but a guilty pleasure 😆 this is a gem 💎 of a book 📖 can‘t recommend it enough for anyone reading or wanting to read Austen , Bridgerton series , heyers regency romps - it‘s sooo informative of the period but also has that rare knack of reading 📖 like an engrossing fiction . #regencyromp #georgetteheyer #regencyworld #austensworld #theton #Bridgerton

LeahBergen Yes, this is a really good one. I pick it up whenever I read another Heyer. 😊 1mo
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Mollies not impressed 😆I‘m a sucker for sprayed edges 🤩 it‘s on my Easter 🐣 TBR On this occasion I think 🤔 here in the UK 🇬🇧 we have a better cover than the USA 🇺🇸 release : why do we get different covers ???
#easterreading
#tbr
#easterbookslist
#BookSpinBingo
#Aprilreads 🤓

Prairiegirl_reading I‘d love to know why we get different covers, different titles and different release dates. In Canada they released Hamnet as “Judith and Hamnet” with a super ugly cover. WHY??? Just one example. 1mo
julesG The US cover looks like a rom-com. 1mo
robinb You definitely have a better cover. The US cover is very misleading. 4w
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Picked up the last one in Waterstones yesterday 🤩#sprayededges 😍

charl08 Ooh! Love that. 🤩 1mo
sherrisilvera So cool! 1mo
mcctrish Now that I see this cover, I wish I had tried for it 🤣 1mo
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Georgette Heyer's Regency World | Jennifer Kloester, Graeme Tavendale
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“An heiress was always an attractive prize but marriage between a member of the peerage and a female whose parents “Smelt of shop” had to be carefully considered! 😂 for anyone missing Bridgerton, binging georgette heyer next or want to know more of the “le Bon ton” (in the fashionable mode” this gem of a book 📕 is a must ! #whattoreadafterbridgerton #regencyworld #theton #georgetteheyerfans 😍

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Slow start for us here this morning ; Iv had a poorly fur baby this week 😪 so Julia quinn has been a perfect 🤩 easy read tonic, this isn‘t rated as highly as the Bridgerton books 📚 but personally I loved it & just what Iv needed this week !

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Planning to re read as slightly disappointed 😔 in the tv adaptation, #bridgerton ; books 2,3 & 4 were my favs 😍although lovely colin went abit weird with our gorgeous pen! Anyway here‘s your Bridgerton name ; add Lord or lady - your 2nd name -last drink you had plus add ton - of -start of name of street you live on and add shire ; mine is Lady Anne Coffeeton of Loddingshire 🤣🤣 little things #whatsyourbridgertonname

MeganAnn I was a little disappointed in season 2 as well. I loved Kate & Antony in the second book — the tv series didn't quite do them justice. But I did enjoy the way they brought pieces of the other later stories forward. My Bridgerton name is nearly the same as yours! Lady Ann Coffeeton of Fourthshire 😂 1mo
bthegood Maybe we are all related - @MeganAnn and @Karons1 - Lady Marcella Coffeeton of Rosewoodshire - 🙂 1mo
Karons1 @bthegood @MeganAnn brilliant 🤩 😂 (edited) 1mo
Karons1 @MeganAnn totally agree loved 🥰 books 2 & 3 my favs ; shame they bought Penelope‘s secret 🤫 out so quickly ! Prefer how it‘s done at the ball in book 4. The chemistry was much better in the book ; let‘s hope they get book 3 season 3 spot on !! Maybe we should write ✍️ to them and suggest to help with the screenplay / script ! I love how Benedict meets his lady in book 3 so praying they keep the masked ball scene in ! 1mo
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Already sidetracked from April #BookSpin #BookBingo watched the last two episodes of Bridgerton season 2 last now ; lovely escapism but the book is soooooo much better, so end of Bridgerton for this year on tv 📺 it‘s wet and cold so Julia Quinn is a cosy tonic 🤗150pages in & loving 🥰 it !

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April's Rainbow | Cathryn Hein
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….not sure il manage to read two lines this month 🧐……
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 1mo
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April's Rainbow | Cathryn Hein
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#April #BookSpinBingo #Doublespin So Iv redone my bingo card with the correct order /numbers this time 🤪😆 but to get a bingo I‘d have to read ;Commonwealth by Ann patchett, in a good light by Clare chambers , verity by Colleen hoover , wolf den by Eloide harper , 25 my list is 10,000 doors of January. That‘s 1 line . Or Spirited by Julie cohen, manningtree witches, the mercies, the world at my feet & a terrible kindness @TheAromaofBooks …..

TheAromaofBooks Good luck!!! 1mo
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#Saturdaybookshopping #escapistreads #juliaquinn #bridgertonprequels #sarahjmaas #crescentcityseries bought them but won‘t start this month as committed to finishing my book bingo choices #Bookspin #Doublespin 😆

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April's Rainbow | Cathryn Hein
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Continued :…
#Islandofmissingtrees which was no 8
#TheLoveHypothesis which was no 10
#Luster which was no 1
And the #wintergarden which was square no 2
@TheAromaofBooks thanks ☺️ for hosting 🙂 Have you spun the numbers yet or am I early 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I always post the new numbers on the 2nd of the month, so they should appear Saturday morning!! 2mo
Karons1 😄thanks xxx 2mo
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April's Rainbow | Cathryn Hein
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@TheAromaofBooks - My April list -Iv had a shuffle on last months card and replaced 1. 2.3.8.10. & 19
Has definitely helped me read more thanks 😊 it‘s such fun 🤩
#loveareadingchallenge
#BookSpin #AprilBookBingo #AprilBookSpin
March I dnf‘ed The Balkan Trilogy 😞just not what my mind needed last month ; but finished and loved 🥰 ;
#Siege&Storm which was my #DoubleSpin book ….continued…..

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Couldn‘t wait for April #BookSpin #BookBingo after finishing siege & storm last night , & it‘s snowing this morning so mollies happy to stay in bed 🛌 & read #GrishaVerse #RuinAndRising #Shadow&Bone #BookNo3 #BookSeries #GetLostinAnotherWorld

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘m surprised by the low ratings for book 2 in the series ; But then again our reading is a personal experience. I thought it had a slow start but picked up pace after around 100pages ; love the character of Nikolai and the tangled love affairs between Alina , Mal, Zoya and Nikolai , it was pure escapism for me and I personally loved it , now on to the others . Love a series 😆

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Note to Faber & Faber : always delighted to receive ARC‘s & review but look at these covers ! The one on the left is to be the Uk 🇬🇧 cover (due out late may ) and the gorgeous one on the left is the USA 🇺🇸 cover . Why 🤷‍♀️change it ???

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