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Karons1

Karons1

Joined November 2021

Book 📚Addict #alwaysreading ,hufflepuff & dog 🐶 mummy & suffering from serve Tsundoku
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2583921
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
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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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Mollie moo and I loving 🥰 a court of thorn and roses 🌹 I‘m amazed I love it 🥰 so much after I gave up on the other series which name escapes me 🤪 love it so much Iv ordered the box 📦 set , took this one out of the library incase it wasn‘t for me . Perfect escapism #marchreads #bookspinbingo #bookclubpick

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Here we are again fluff paws 🐾 and I reading in bed 😆Maas and I haven‘t previously seen eye to eye so this is my bookclubs March pick so let‘s see…..

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Pretty much read this great little book in one day , again I can‘t believe it has such a low rating on this app ! It‘s an extraordinary book ! So full of human observations , behaviours and wisdom. I adored it and can‘t wait to dive into the whole series !

jlhammar I love Strout‘s Lucy books so much. I still have Lucy by the Sea waiting. Hope to get to it soon. 7d
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Sarah Payne the day she told us to go to the page without judgement , reminded us that we never knew, and would never know, what it would be like to understand another person fully. I see more and more she had to tell us that.
We think we always think.what is it about someone that makes us despise that person? That makes us feel superior? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Yes mollie and I have a lazy morning and oh my goodness ! What a book 📖 loving 🥰 it ! Is it me or does Lucy ring bells with Middle Aged ladies . Yep that‘s me 😆

BkClubCare Lucy is a memorable character. 1w
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Finally starting this highly rated memoir and isn‘t it great when the playlist is also on Spotify ! Wish all books 📚 had a playlist. It‘s on my #bookspinbingo #februaryreads list

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Zorrie | Laird Hunt
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Have you ever started a book 📖 thinking 🤔 Il just do a few pages and an hour later your still there ?😂 #bookspinbingo #20 #marchbingo. This great little book was recommended to be by the wonderful people at Mr B‘s book emporium in bath , my friend and I had the book doctor meeting which is dangerous ! You could end up buying the shop 😆

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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First bookfinished.what a corker,we all know now of the evils of the Irish nuns and hiding sadistic behaviour behind a cloak of supposedly christian morals. Can‘t believe it that the last Magdalen laundry only closed down in 1996!! We know also that many local residents in these areas turned a blind eye , unlike furlough our hero in this short novella. Perhaps turning a blind eye in fear or simply not wanting to know.what would you have done ?

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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#marchreads #bookspinbingo here we go ! March already ! 😅

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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First of my match quick reads for March madness #bookspinbingo happy 😃 reading 📖 folks !

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Managed 8 books 📚 for February bookspin bingo , Opal & nev, to bed with grand music , persuasion, the home maker , love on the brain, giovannis room, the maureen fry & the angel of the north.Again my favourite ❤️ pick of the month was a persephone book #tobedwithgrandmusic persuasion is my favourite 🤩 Austen & perfect valentines 💘 read. Just missed out on 2 lines as didn‘t finish Venetia by Georgette heyer . 😀#bookspinbingo #februarywrapup

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin #doublespin
So I‘m attempting 2 lines in March 😀 #20 Zorrie by laird Kent #doublespin17 my name is Lucy barton . 14.small things like these.2.the dance tree.21.tomorrow.8.court of t&r 11.take my hand. 18.just kids.5. The inseparables. Good luck 🤞 everyone and thank you ☺️ @TheAromaofBooks love ❤️ our monthly book bingos 😍

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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I loved Harold fry but sadly I didn‘t gel with miserable Maureen , even though she has just cause to be so angry one of the seven stages of grief. Anyway it started well but dragged alittle towards the end for me. It‘s a quick easy read can be done in one sitting . I met the author Rachel Joyce A few years ago at a book event, super lovely lady.

jlhammar I‘ve got this audiobook waiting. I really liked Harold, but I liked the second book with Queenie even more. 4w
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“Bottom line Mrs Fry, the woman doesn‘t belong here” another said he wasn‘t racist and he had nothing against the person in question but it‘s time to look after your own” I am so sick of bigoted behaviour and hatred towards migrants and immigrants, human movement makes the world a richer place & is as old as the bible. Anyway problems today caused by UK & USA creating an illegal war in Iraq Wev created it,extreme right wing groups now playing it

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mollie & I on the site of the disappeared Fotheringhay castle where Mary queen of Scot‘s was beheaded. memorial by the river nene at the base of the mount & the beautiful church with its unusual architecture was built by her son James1 her remains are no longer there & the castle was destroyed by him. The masonry & staircase which she walked down to her death is in the talbot hotel in oundle where we married,I walked down it in my wedding dress

TrishB Richard 111 was born there too. 4w
jlhammar Lovely photo! 4w
Bklover Wow! Beautiful photo! 4w
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LeahBergen Gorgeous photo! 4w
Karons1 @TrishB I didn‘t know that until I saw the plaque . Have you watched the film the lost king about the lady who received an mbe for locating and preserving with bigots to unearth him in the carpark , it‘s excellent 👌 worth a watch . I never did think he called the princess , Tudor propaganda! X. 4w
TrishB Yes I‘ve watched. I contributed to Phillipa‘s research funds before it was all picked up by Leicester Uni! A fantastic achievement for her. I‘m a big R3 fanatic. (edited) 3w
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#persephoneclub finished last night , I really enjoyed it , moments of utter sadness and simple misunderstandings, I can see how it would have been radical for the time . Out of the 3 persephones I‘d rate this as no3 , no 1 being highwages - Dorothy Whipple is a genius a lot of authors compared to Austen she is the real deal I think , and no2 to bed with grand music the other also wrote little boy lost which is equally a great read.what‘s next ?😊

jlhammar Glad you enjoyed it. I'm definitely going to have to order myself a Whipple to try eventually. Looking forward to our April read 4w
LeahBergen I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed this, too. And Dorothy Whipple is such a favourite of mine; she‘s hard to beat! 4w
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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Another find in the library 📚 #bookspinbingo March reads

Cazxxx I really liked this one 😊 4w
ashw21 Me too! Loved it 4w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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After a trip to the library 📚 yesterday in market Harborough ; mollie and I went for an oat milk latte . Loved shadow and bone and heard great things about this series so I‘m late to the party 🎉 😆it‘ll be added into #bookspinbingo for March

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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Another persephone winner 🏆 loving 🥰 it and loving the ambience scenes on YouTube perfect back ground reading
#persephonebookclub
#bookspinbingo
#februaryreads
#februarybingo

LeahBergen What a great match! 1mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#persephonebookclub #persephone
Wer late ⏰ but Iv finally started it , this will be the third Persephone Iv read so far this year and at the moment my least favourite . Remove the children and it‘s describing my life since loosing our cleaner in lockdown !! I‘m going to work today for a rest 😂!!

LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
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Apart from the interview style of text this book had absolutely nothing in common with Daisy Jones and the six . It started well but by about 190 odd pages i just found it a drag , such a shame it could have been so so much better. There‘s no depth of romance or chemistry or sexual tension between Opal and nev, no depth or description to their music , so quite a disappointing read for me personally and abit of a slog.

Lesanne I felt the same way, found it tough to get through, honestly. 1mo
TrishB I felt like that with this one- but I also felt like that with Daisy Jones 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Easy to read escapist romp perfect for a quick read or to take on holiday almost as good as LH but I think 🤔 I‘m done now with the scientist love theme but still a good read

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Valentines 💘 buddy reading starting tomorrow if anyone wants to join us ? ☺️
#buddyread
#valetinesreads
#spreyededges
@supanovashelley

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Book bingo reads 2 down 7 to go for two lines 😂cancel the house 🏡 work call in sick to work and just read ! 🤓😂 happy Monday #bookspinbingo #doublespin #februaryreads

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To Bed with Grand Music | Marghanita Laski, Sarah Russell, Juliet Gardiner
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I really enjoyed this Deborah is perhaps one of the most annoying characters Iv ever read and a terrible mother ! Why do some women bother?I just don‘t know Anyway excellent short read but the ending !Would have been a 5star for me if it hadn‘t been such an abrupt ending not giving us any clue about the return of her husband and whether she jacked in her marriage and her child to Stay and party in London.Still highly recommend.Good old persephone

LeahBergen I have this one waiting on my shelves! 👍 1mo
Karons1 Hi 👋🏻 @LeahBergen you‘ll enjoy it but let me know what you think of the ending !! X. X x 1mo
LeahBergen I will! 😊 1mo
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To Bed with Grand Music | Marghanita Laski, Sarah Russell, Juliet Gardiner
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Way behind with February reading ! First off the book bingo list ! 😁#bookbingo #bookspin #februarybookbingo
@TheAromaofBooks
#persephonebooks
#persephoneno86

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Still my fav still blinking love 💕 it ; captain wentworths letter ✉️ 💕 and couldn‘t resist buying the harper Collins muse collection edition problem is I now have to buy the lot ! Isn‘t reading 📖 in bed with fur babies , coffee ☕️ and Harry Potter on the tv the best ! #februaryreads #winterreads

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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#persephoneclub

@Aimeesue
@LeahBergen @jlhammar @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @sisilia @CarolynM @Oryx @elkeOriginal @BookNAround @Eyelit @Gissy @Tamra @andrew61 @HeatherBlue @Cathythoughts @rsteve388 @Kristin_Reads @willaful @mom_of_4
it‘s on the way 😆sorry I‘m late ⏰ 😀il start it as soon as it arrives 🙌 happy 😃 reading , the reviews look great & a super cosy read , Iv never read a bad Persephone have any of you? 😊 xx

Aimeesue You're not late! I only just started. Enjoy! 2mo
jlhammar Hope it arrives soon. I think you‘ll get through it quickly once it does. Once I started, I didn‘t want to stop! 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m still reading (and loving!) it and no, I don‘t think I‘ve read a bad Persephone yet. 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts I hope you get it soon ! I havnt started yet .. so I‘ll be keeping you company 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 1mo
Gissy Same here, I‘m still waiting for my copy🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
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The actual letter ✉️ 💘 😍😍

IndoorDame ❤️ 2mo
staci.reads Gorgeous!😍 2mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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My favourite ❤️ Austen and my village bookclub February read - couldn‘t resist this stunning 🤩 edition with perhaps the most romantic 💘 letter ✉️ ever written in literary history from captain wentworth

IndoorDame I‘ve always been tempted by these editions! 2mo
Karons1 @IndoorDame do it ! Get it get it get it 😆😂 2mo
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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Better get busy reading 📖 🤓for a bingo 😆

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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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This months bingo picks #bookspin 10 - To Bed with grand music by Marghantia Laski & #DoubleSpin 20 - Giovannis Room by James Baldwin which has been on my TBR forvever ! Thanks ☺️ again @TheAromaofBooks & Happy 😃 Reading 📖 folks it‘s the month for Romance 💘 😆

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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Whoop 🙌 whoop 🙌 here we go February‘s blank bingo card , it‘s the little things ☺️ @TheAromaofBooks thanks ☺️ so much for doing this I look forward to it every month it‘s so relaxing 😌 to pick our monthly reads even if I never quite get a bingo 😆but for once I got a whole line in January 😍😆x x

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Mad Honey | Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
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It must be devastating to know your born into the wrong body a simple slip of a chromosome.We all forget sometimes that everyone is simply human , it‘s very sad that here in the uk trans rights have turned into an argument fuelled by misogyny, and sexual predators jumping on to the bandwagon to gain access to female safe spaces. However I don‘t want to be called a cis woman I‘m a woman,be who you want to be & don‘t isolate or harass any group

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Mad Honey | Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
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Final January read and a real page turner #Januaryreads #bookbingo #doublespin

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Lie With Me: A Novel | Philippe BESSON
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Great little novella about first love written from memories and a chance meeting , saw a book vlogger on YouTube recommending it and picked up in the library on a whim , sometimes that‘s the best way of finding a little gem isn‘t it . Beautiful and highly recommended. Another book bingo read. Could be a full line for January 🙌#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Making my way through my January book bingo list ! Opal and Nev next #spinningaround #doublespin #januarybingo

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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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Wow 🤩 I loved this short book , almost as much as I loved call me by my name , 3 different love stories the first starting with Elios father , such beautiful prose and to travel to Florence Rome Greece and USA when it‘s January and freezing 🥶 in the uk is always a bonus. I‘m surprised by the low rating on goodreads as it‘s superbly written just not all about Elios and Oliver this time around . Highly recommended 👍

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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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“Better yet you taught me that we have one life only and time is always stacked against us “ 🥲 #bookquotes
Reading on the train 🚂 on a sunny 😎 crisp winters day ❄️

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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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I‘m loving 🥰 this short book amazed it‘s got such a low rating on goodreads, if it hadn‘t been touted as a follow up to call me by your name & marketed as a stand alone , it would have been a huge success. “I am my beloveds , and my beloved is mine ,” and how long does this idyll last ?
oh those heady days of new love ❤️ 😆 #findme #bookbingojanuary #spinningaround #doublespin #passionatereads it would make an excellent valentines read

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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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@TheAromaofBooks Iv had to alter my bingo card , not cheating I promise 😂 had to switch a few around due to bookclub picks etc so far on book 3 of a row doubt Il get a bingo by 31st but you never know ! It‘s great 😌 fun 🤩 thank you and helps with that blinking TBR pile 📚

TheAromaofBooks I consider my bingo board to be in flux all the time 😂 Sometimes library holds don't come in, or I change my mind about participating in a buddy read. Gotta make it work for you!! 2mo
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Excellent historical fiction.Found the true info and essay at the back of my special edition fascinatingWhat Alfonso inflicted on his own sister and her lover ! So we can deduce from that act that he wasn‘t a kind man! The fate of her sister Isabella murdered & her cousin both murdered by husbands , Lucrezia younger brother being one. So much crime and hatred towards women, consequence of a forced arranged marriage and raising boys as superiors!

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High Wages | Dorothy Whipple, Jane Brocket
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Brilliant Simply brilliant , Someone from a distance is hailed as Dorothy Whipples best and most popular novel, which I also devoured. However high wages is even better in my opinion. What wonderful characters, what a wonderful plot - it just ended far too soon. Many authors are compared to Jane Austen but in Whipples case it is spot on her portrayal of people is very Austenrsque.1st read of ‘23 & ahard act to follow, a great reading year ahead 🤞

Megabooks Stacked! 2mo
LeahBergen Ah, yes … isn‘t it wonderful? 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts Sooo good. I love the books I‘ve read by her ♥️ 2mo
Karons1 @LeahBergen it really is one of the best books Iv read for a while , I feel bereft 😆 just ordered the home maker ready for Februarys read along , I should have got it in the shop when I was there in November ! 🙄my friend did , it‘s hard not to go mad in there isn‘t it ? 2mo
Karons1 @Cathythoughts Iv only read someone from a distance , I purchased when visiting the Persophone shop in November they were sisters and they knew mr knight 🤩have you read any other Persophones u can highly recommend ? 🙂 2mo
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The Christmas Wish | Lindsey Kelk
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This was my last completed ✔️ book 📖 of 2022 id forgotten to put the review on 🤦🏼‍♀️had a difficult month in December with the funeral of a dear beautiful friend whose death was unexpected at the end of November so my reading month was just this one ☝️ book & I couldn‘t have picked a better one perfect escapism from grief and a broken heart 💔 as is my beautiful little fur baby mollie who snuggled with me as I read and cried

Jas16 I am sorry for your loss. 3mo
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Couldn‘t resist the special edition cover ! What a sucker I am for special editions 😆

Soubhiville It‘s beautiful! 3mo
jlhammar Gorgeous!! 3mo
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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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Our first January spin ! Really pleased 😃 mine are #bookspin 7 - High wages by Dorothy Whipple and #doublespin 17-Opal & Nev which was recommended to me by an excellent book 📖 doctor 👩‍⚕️ at Me B‘s Book Emporium in beautiful bath . One of the nicest , friendliest and best book 📚 shops Iv ever been into 😌Happy reading 📖 folks
@TheAromaofBooks thank you 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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My January picks ! #januaryreads #bookspin #bookbingo #spin #doublespin happy 😃 reading 📖 folks ! #winterreadathon
@TheAromaofBooks again thank you ☺️ for doing this wonderful monthly challenge .

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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A cuddle 🤗 a cosy blanket a hot cup of chocolate 🍫 I think this book 📖 should be prescribed for anyone convalescing, forgotten how lovely 🥰 it is ! #littlewomen #acuddleinabook #winterreads #winterreadathon

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One of my birthday gifts was this Uber cute reading challenge .1St challenge was to read a novella which I did with Assembly.My 2023 reading challenges
-Read what I own and start to clear those shelves 😆starting with any hardbacks from this year or last which Iv not read yet!
-sit and read for 4/5hours once a week without moving or feeling guilty
-Aim to finish 100 books in 23
#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge
@Andrew65
@DieAReader
@GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 These are great reading goals, hope you have a great reading year. 📚📚📚 3mo
DieAReader 💜💜💜 3mo
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