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LeslieO

LeslieO

Joined April 2016

Book lover & Retired Librarian; too fond of books and it has turned her brain☕️📚📚🍷
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The Guncle Abroad | Steven Rowley
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Finally reading in my happy place! The weather has not been cooperating. Yesterday it was 56 degrees! Next week 90s. But today is a pleasant 73 and sunny. I‘ll take it. #summerreding

Tamra Enjoy! 23h
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I haven‘t #DNF a book in a long time but this one just isn‘t for me. I loved The Dinner and have had this one on my summer list for years. But I‘m 80 pages in and I‘m not enjoying it so on to something else.

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Hope to get to all the summery reads on the board. Plus the library books and the #bookspin and the #doublespin.😊📚#BookSpinBingo

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In an Instant | Suzanne Redfearn
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What a month! Lots of good reads this month.

Tied my all time personal best! 12 books! Woo hoo! ✅
Read in one day ✅✅✅
#BookSpin
#DoubleSpin
#Nonfiction2024 ✅✅

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 2w
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Just a couple mystery/suspense picks, as usual. #BOTM

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My favorite day of the year, the local AAUW used book sale! Added some series titles I needed, found a O‘Nan book I never heard of, added to my Hilderbrand collection. Only one nonfiction and I was happy to find it. All in all a great haul. I always say buying a book and reading a book are two separate pleasures! #bookhaul #MountTBR

Ruthiella Wow! What a stack! 🤩 2w
Hooked_on_books Oooo, look at that haul! Fabulous! 2w
LeahBergen And I see a Brookner! 👏👏 2w
LeslieO @LeahBergen So happy to get a Brookner I needed! 2w
dabbe Wow! 😲😍😀 2w
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Lost Lake | Sarah Addison Allen
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Ready for SUMMER READING! Can‘t wait to dive in to a few beachy, sunny, summery reads out on my back deck! (If they ever put up my awning) First up will be Emily Henry. Summerhouse with Swimming Pool has been on my summer list for years so I have to get to it. Plus a few thrillers because I‘ve been whipping thru them lately. Let‘s go summer! #SummerReading #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Here are some of the “unputdownable” thriller/suspense reads I‘ve whipped through lately.

Hooked_on_books I just started Nina on audio today and crap! I don‘t want to stop listening! 3w
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In an Instant | Suzanne Redfearn
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Ready to go! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 1mo
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Descent | Tim Johnston
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#MonthlyRecap #AprilRecap
#BookSpin
#DoubleSpin
#SeriesLove2024
Book that‘s been on my board forever✅
Book I read in one day (tagged) ✅
The latest Kate DiCamillo (loved it!)✅
Great month✅

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 1mo
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As usual I went with the mystery/crime fiction. Both set in the Pacific Northwest. They sound fabulous. #BOTM

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Bird Cottage | Eva Meijer
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Ready to go. So many I want to get to on this list. Trying for a record number this month. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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#IndependentBookstoreDay #BookHaul
The middle two are mine and the other four are my husband‘s . He‘s not even a reader! I‘ll have to leave him home next time 😆😜

Tamra I‘m anxious to hear about backyard birds chronicles! (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen Haha! My husband scopes out the cookbooks, too. 2mo
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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Hoping to read more of my own books than library books this month. I always get distracted by the shiny and new. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
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The Careful Use of Compliments | Alexander McCall Smith
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Very excited about both these picks. Especially since I‘m already halfway through the tagged book. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

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Nightwatching: A Novel | Tracy Sierra
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Excellent month! #BookSpinBingo
☘️ #BookSpin
☘️#DoubleSpin
☘️5⭐️✅✅✅ (tagged book, The Sweet Spot, One Woman Show)
☘️4 library books
☘️2 #BOTM

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Ready for April! Hoping for some nice weather for outdoor reading 🤞. Also hope to get to two books that have been on my #BookSpinBingo boards for over a year including the tagged book.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Nightwatching: A Novel | Tracy Sierra
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Finished two 5⭐️ read!! The tagged book is a terrific psychological thriller, intense! What a debut! The Sweet Spot is my kind of lovely book with charming, quirky characters and a great setting. #WeekendReads

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Three of my fav coming of age. #TLT #ThreeListThursday

Play along, Littens! Thanks for the tag @dabbe

TheLudicReader A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ❤️ 3mo
dabbe Haven't read THE YEAR THE LIGHTS CAME ON. 💚 TREE and ATONEMENT. I'm making a list, checking it twice, and I'll make it available to all whether naughty or nice! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
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Love me some nonfiction! #TLT #ThreeListThursday

Aims42 Bill Bryson & Erik Larson are in my Top 10 favorite authors 🤩👏🙌 3mo
dabbe Love all 3 of these authors, and I haven't read any of these! You know where they're now going! 🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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So many books , so little time! I want to read ALL these books. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fabulous!!! 3mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Decent month. Working on being a Hilderbrand completist. Did complete my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 3mo
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Oh what a month! My monthly pick + free #BOTY finalist + free birthday book!

dabbe #score! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Oopsie! I put The Sweet Spot on my #BookSpinBingo board twice. Before the #bookspin and #doublespin numbers are drawn I will change #20 to Migrations.

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March madness! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Megabooks Loved While Idaho Slept! 4mo
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The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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Really liked the tagged book and will be reading more Tim Johnston. Continuing my effort to be a Hilderbrand completist. Also continuing my nonfiction, this one will take me awhile. Enjoying my #weekendreads

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Starling House | Alix Harrow
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Excited for these two! #bookspin #doublespin

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Just browsing the Book Outlet site and suddenly a #bookhaul!

LeahBergen It‘s strange how that happens! 🤔 4mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen Such a mystery!😉 4mo
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If it wasn‘t for trying to get a bingo (I finally got a bingo!) I might have put off the tagged book. So glad I didn‘t! 5⭐️s
#Bookspin
#DoubleSpin
BINGO!✅
Tackle the #BOTM TBR✅✅✅
5⭐️✅
4+⭐️✅✅✅✅✅
Excellent reading month✅
#JanuaryRecap #monthlyrecap

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 4mo
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I don‘t consider myself a short story kind of gal but I‘m really enjoying the tagged book. Should finish it today so I read both my #bookspin and #doublespin.

Aims42 I loved “Other Birds” so much ☺️🕊️ It was my first book from the author and now I‘ve tried to read as many of her previous books as I can, still have a ways to go lol 4mo
LeslieO @Aims42 I loved it, too! Now I own more of her books but haven‘t read any others yet. What should I read next of hers? 4mo
Aims42 @LeslieO I‘ve only read a handful so far, but I really liked “Lost Lake” if you want a standalone read. Her Waverly Family series is excellent too, the first book is “Garden Spells” and “First Frost” is the second book. Can‘t go wrong with those in my opinion 😊👍 4mo
LeslieO @Aims42 Great! Those are the three I own!🙂 4mo
Aims42 @LeslieO Yay!! Happy Reading ☺️♥️ 4mo
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Mrs. Plansky's Revenge | Spencer Quinn
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Ready for February. 🩷📚🩷#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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No One Can Know: A Novel | Kate Alice Marshall
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Got a foot or so of snow so far. But it‘s the fluffy kind. Good day to make a pot of soup and finish up the tagged book. 🙂❄️📚

LeahBergen It‘s snowing here, too! 5mo
dabbe Lovely photo. Stay safe and warm! 💜🩶💜 5mo
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My Barnes and Noble Christmas gift card #bookhaul.

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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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My #TopTen2023. Also, Go Bills on Sunday night ❤️💙

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Here we go!

julesG 🥳🥳 5mo
Gissy 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I love bookish plans and goals!❤️📚❤️

1. 75 books, 3 nonfiction, #buzzword: The Last…., #waybacklist
2. #BookSpinBingo, #SeriesLove2024

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Good luck on those goals!📚📚📚 5mo
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#nonfiction2023. My usual goal is one nonfiction per month. Crushed it! I have a couple “slow but steady” reads that have turned into just slow. So my goal this year is to finish a couple nonfiction chunksters. And that‘s it. #nonfiction24

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The Last | Hanna Jameson
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Great holiday reading month! I read ALL my #bookspin and #doublespin in 2023. Did not do as well on the bingos. Better luck next year. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic progress!!! 5mo
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My last book of 2023 was called The Last 😆. Starting June Farrow this morning. Happy New year all! Here‘s to a great reading year!🥳🎉 #lastfirst

Bookwormjillk 🤣 5mo
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Not a bad showing for my #SeriesLove2023. I will continue in 2024, great way to prioritize neglected series.

TheSpineView Well done! Glad to have you in 2024. 5mo
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The Road to Dalton | Shannon Bowring
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Ready for the new year! Hoping to read more from my shelves. (After I finish all my library books🤪) #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Hello Beautiful got knocked out early but actually was one of my favs of the year along with the top two. #yearinreview

Deblovestoread Loved your winner! 6mo
LeslieO @Deblovestoread So good! Read it in March and nothing beat it. 5mo
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My holiday reading completed. Two books I planned on go back on the shelf till next year. #tistheseason #seasonsreadings

marleed Oh I loved the tagged. It‘s a masterclass in writing a novella. 6mo
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My #ChristmasBookHaul. Santa was good to me! 🙂🤶🎄📚(so was @dabbe !)

Ruthiella Clearly you were not naughty! 😂 Nice haul. 🎄 6mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 6mo
dabbe MC! 💙❄️💙 6mo
Gissy Yes! Lucky you! 6mo
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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Thank you so much @dabbe ! I did really want this book! And I can‘t wait to try the chocolate, I‘ve never had See‘s but have heard good things! ❤️🎄🍫🤶#Jolabokaflod

Thank you for organizing @MaleficentBookDragon

dabbe Yay! Happiest of Jolabokaflods! ❤️🎄❤️ 6mo
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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 🎄❄️🤶

LeahBergen Merry Christmas!! ❤️ 6mo
Deblovestoread Gorgeous tree! 🎄 Merry Christmas! 6mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas!🎄 6mo
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Tamra Merry Christmas and that is a gorgeously decked out tree. 😍 (edited) 6mo
dabbe Did you open you #jolobokaflodswap yet? 🤩 6mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
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I‘m late to the Jenny Colgan party but I loved this one and will read more. 🎄🤶❄️ #tistheseason #seasonsreadings

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Murder After Christmas | Rupert Latimer
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Really enjoying this one. So funny and clever. #tistheseason #seasonsreadings

Tamra I have this on Kindle and is about to expire! Better hop to it! 6mo
LeahBergen You‘ve reminded me that I have this one! 😆 6mo
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The Meaning of Night | Michael Cox
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I pulled the tagged book off my shelf recently and thought I should read this, it‘s been here for years. Then I realized it reminded me of something, two other books I loved! #covertrend