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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm

Joined May 2020

I desired dragons with a profound desire. - C.S. Lewis ( Litsy info hub: https://sites.google.com/view/litsywelcomewagon/home )
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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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4 ⭐️s
I thought this was a lovely little whimsical story. I adored the descriptions of the simple lives of all the little creatures. Maybe not the biggest fan of Mr. Toad… 😅

I‘m under the weather again, so my apologies for not having a more wordy review.

This was my #BookSpin for April.

Bklover Hope you feel better soon! 6d
TheAromaofBooks I have such clear memories of Dad reading this out loud to us when we were kids, mainly because of the car horn sound being “poop poop!“ and all of us kids thought hearing Dad say “poop poop“ was the funniest thing in the world 😂 Hope you feel better soon!!! 6d
SRWCF I had this audiobook on cassette tape as a kid. Oh, how I loved the story! 6d
Ruthiella I also only read this as an adult and I think Mr. Toad is really for the younger readers. The adults gravitate more toward Mole, Ratty, and Badger and all their cozy meals! Hope you feel better soon. 6d
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1. Probably the one I‘m currently on, The Wind in the Willows. It‘s beautiful and whimsical, a perfect Spring read.
2. Yes, but usually instrumental only. I typically find music with lyrics distracts me from what I‘m reading. I love listening to movie soundtracks like Lord of the Rings or Pirates of the Caribbean, and bands like Bond, Escala, Es Posthumus, Therion, etc.
#Two4Tuesday
Tagging anyone else who‘d like to answer!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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I‘m a day late, but I wanted to thank all of you for making these past two years even better. Litsy is the only social media I access on the regular and I cherish all of you fellow book lovers. Here‘s to many more years of sharing that love!
❤️ 📚 📖 📚 ❤️

JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 2w
TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary! 🥳 2w
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 (edited) 2w
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My #BookSpinBingo board for May! 🦋🌺⛅️
The butterflies are marking my #BookSpin (Three Coffins) and my #DoubleSpin (Red Rising). And as usual, I‘ve marked my #Roll100 choices with dice.

I‘m currently hopping between several books on this board, so we‘ll see if that‘s conducive to a bingo or not. 😅

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 3w
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My April #BookSpinBingo card. Didn‘t do great. Madame Bovary might end up being a DNF, but I haven‘t quite decided yet. 😅 Either way, no bingo this month.

I‘ll post my fresh May card later today. 👍❤️

ravenlee I read Madame Bovary for a college course and loathed it. I actually told the professor how much I hated it (first to speak up when he asked us, but my entire class agreed with me) and he started ranting about it being the perfect novel and how could we not appreciate its perfection! He remembered me for years as the student who hated MB (though he later thought it was Anna Karenina, which I loved). 😆 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ravenlee Lol! I liked it at first, but now I‘m to the point where she‘s just miserable all the time. I‘m the type of person that takes pleasure in the simple things in life and she‘s clearly the opposite. I can‘t connect with her at all. 🤷‍♀️ 3w
ravenlee Exactly! My problem was not being able to connect with any of the characters, or care about what happened to them. The writing is excellent, but that doesn‘t save it, for me. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!! 3w
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We‘re very busy this weekend and I‘ve come to terms with my current energy limitations, so my goal for the #20in4 will be 20 pages a day from my current read, Wind in the Willows.

Andrew65 Good luck with that goal, take it easy. 3w
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My #BookSpinBingo for May! I don‘t foresee me getting a bingo, but we‘ll see. Lots of carry over from last month. I‘m struggling to keep up with my reading nowadays and I‘m sure it‘ll only get worse once the baby‘s on the outside of my body. 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And I have heard that apparently babies become even MORE work outside the womb! Ridiculous! 😂 3w
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Definitely falling behind on my reading and on staying up to date here on Litsy. This baby growing business is sapping me of all my energy! 😅 Since I never got around to my number 85 roll in April, I‘m carrying it over for May. My other two are (54) Bully For Brontosaurus and (96) Innocent Mage. We‘ll see how much I get through… 😬
#Roll100

PuddleJumper I think you've got a great reason for napping and chilling! 🤣 3w
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4 ⭐️s
A lovely story of a year in the life of the Ingalls family. From one winter to the next, Laura tells about how the family made a life for themselves by living off the land and their homestead. It‘s quite eye-opening how hard people back in the day had to work for things we all take for granted today. I don‘t know that I would ever call it “the simple life”, but Laura and her family certainly take pride and pleasure in the little things.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Forgot to say this was my April #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks 😅 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've been meaning to reread this series forever!! 4w
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1. Absolutely! 😍
2. If we‘re strictly talking about them as the main character, it‘d have to be Holden from Catcher in the Rye.

Tagging anyone else with a love for anti-heroes!
#Two4Tuesday

CBee Holden is a perfect choice!! 1mo
TheSpineView What a great choice! Thanks for playing! 1mo
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4 ⭐️s
This was definitely an eye opener to the birthing possibilities that the West tends to be ignorant of. I‘m excited and feel much more empowered to bring my child into this world. One of my favorite quotes that I‘ll be pinning up in the birth room was “Let your monkey do it.” Letting the instinctual, animal part of your brain push aside the thinking part is an important skill in this process.
Yes, that‘s my big ol‘ belly in the background. 🥰

BkClubCare Beautiful! 1mo
LeahBergen Look at that lovely belly!! 🥰 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌 sounds perfect! 1mo
sprainedbrain 😍😍😍 1mo
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1. Not usually on purpose. Unless they‘re part of an unfinished series, then I typically like to wait until I have them all before I start. 😅
2. Hmm… maybe five years? I‘m not really sure… I don‘t do a good job of keeping track of when I got a book. 😬
Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author 🤗
Tagging anyone else who hoards books! 😜
#Two4Tuesday

BkClubCare This is a tough one! 1mo
TheSpineView Not wrong with being a book hoarder! Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤📚❤ 1mo
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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke
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3 ⭐️s
I was hoping to like this book more than I did…
Characters were a bit cardboard-like. There were a fair amount of parts where action happens “off screen” and we‘re told about it after the fact. The book could have been cut in half and still be a comprehensible story, and I actually PREFER long books. The lack of responsible, critical thinking from any adult character was headache inducing. Might continue the series, but not anytime soon.

Ruthiella I also only read this as an adult and didn‘t love it. I wonder if I‘d have felt differently if I‘d read it when a child. 🤔 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella I don‘t think I would have been very impressed with it then either, honestly. 😅 I can think of plenty of books meant for younger readers that I‘ve only read as an adult and still enjoyed and knew that my younger self would have loved as well. I think younger me would have lost interest in this early on and probably not even have finished… 1mo
PuddleJumper I've always wondered about this series since I enjoyed the film 1mo
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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke
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Why are we not contacting the police?!? I don‘t care if they‘re fictional characters from a book, they live in our world now and fucking kidnapped people!! Mo and company can prove they were kidnapped, there‘s probable cause littered all over the village!!!
I…I just…
WHY ARE WE NOT CALLING THE AUTHORITIES?!?!?!?!
😳😨😵‍💫

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Another great one my mom sent me from Facebook. 🤣😂🤣 I knew I had to share it with you guys.

Honestly I‘ve done quite well this year and haven‘t bought any new books yet. I‘ve been whittling down my Mount TBR instead. 👍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m trying to do better!!! 1mo
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I always try. I usually fail. 1mo
Ruthiella Well done!👏👏👏 1mo
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I‘ll be keeping my reading goals fairly conservative this month. We‘re doing some major “nesting” around the house this week so I know my reading time will be sparse. 😅

I‘m shooting for the (hopefully) attainable goal of reading for at least one hour every day, maybe two hours on the weekends.

#AwesomeApril

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The Master of Evil | David C. Smith, Carl Lundgren
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1. Thameron. His frustrations with the hypocrisy of the religion he devoted his youth to, his rebellion followed by hitting rock bottom, and then his “rise” to power all make for the most interesting character setup in the book. I‘m curious to see what sort of “Master of Evil” he becomes.
2. A lot more agency given to the female characters. Like I said in my review, it feels like that‘s the plan, but we‘ll see.
#Two4Tuesday
Tagging everyone! ❤️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💛📖 2mo
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The Master of Evil | David C. Smith, Carl Lundgren
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3.5 ⭐️s
Not a terrible fantasy novel, but not great either. Still, it kept me reading and coming back to it, so it gets the extra half a star. Quite a few characters to keep track of, but ever since reading WoT, that doesn‘t faze me. I would, however, like to see the characters have more depth to them. The female characters tend to be a little weak for my tastes, but it feels like Smith has a plan to utilize them more in the future.

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I didn‘t realize I skipped posting my March goals! 🤦‍♀️ Ah well, back in the saddle for April!

Trying to keep it simple this month. After I get home from work, I don‘t much feel like doing a whole lot. I‘ve noticed I‘ve started favoring foods high in carbs and need to try and train myself to reach for something other than cookies at snack time. 😅 I‘m excited about all my choices for my reading challenges, so that goal should be fairly easy. ❤️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! If you're comfortable sharing - when is the baby coming?? 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks June 7 is the due date. So close and yet so far! 🤣 2mo
TheAromaofBooks My sister is due at the end of May and is saying the same thing LOL Hope your final couple months go smoothly!!! 2mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks Aww, congrats to your sister! I hope her waddle to the finish line goes smoothly as well. ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2mo
CBee I had no idea you are having a BABY!!!! So, so happy and excited for you ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @CBee Aww, thank you!! 🥰 It‘s our first and we‘re super excited (plus a bit nervous). 1mo
CBee @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm all perfectly normal feelings ♥️ I hope you‘re feeling well ♥️ 1mo
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My April #BookSpinBingo board! I‘ve been carrying over the unread books from previous boards and just realized today how many books I have on here that count as MG and YA. 😅 I‘ve marked my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin with tulips and my #Roll100 picks with dice. Hoping for a bingo, but we‘ll see.

IndoorDame Mexican Gothic was one of my top 10 reads last year! 2mo
peanutnine I love this bingo board design! 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @IndoorDame I‘ve been looking forward to it for a while, but it kept getting pushed to the back burner. Now I don‘t have an excuse! 😜 2mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @peanutnine Thanks! I love designing my boards every month. 🥰 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think your window to read the childbirth book is closing. 🤣 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Lol! It definitely is. 🤣 Two more months to go! 🤰I‘ve been reading through it, I just haven‘t finished it yet, so I‘ve been leaving it on the board. My midwives have given me plenty of other reading materials, but they‘re little textbook magazines/workbooks that aren‘t officially “books” so I can‘t track them on any of my reading apps. 😅 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Only two months to go? Oh my gosh! 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I know, it‘s crazy! Some days it seems I‘ve been pregnant forever and others I can‘t believe it‘s almost over! 2mo
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No bingos again for my March #BookSpinBingo. This month was a real struggle for me. Either didn‘t feel like reading or didn‘t have the time. Still managed to get both my #DoubleSpin and #Bookspin off the board. Still hoping some warmer weather comes through. It‘s either raining or freezing so I can‘t read outside. 😭

TheAromaofBooks Hopefully April feels more inspired. The weather has been all over the place here as well! 2mo
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1. Tulips are my absolute favorite spring flower, and a contender for favorite flower overall. My paternal great grandfather always grew tons of them.
2. The Secret Garden.
#Two4Tuesday
Tagging anyone that wants to play along! ❤️🌷❤️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Lol, definitely didn‘t make my 20 hour goal for the March #20in4! 🤣
Life was hectic this past weekend so I knew I probably would get a low number, but I at least thought I‘d hit double digits!

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End of the Spear | Steve Saint
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3 ⭐️s
I didn‘t quite know what to expect going into this one, but I‘m glad because I don‘t think I would have given it a chance if I‘d known more details.
I try to expose myself to different belief systems and accept that not everyone believes the same things, nor should we. Therefore it‘s typically difficult for me to read things proclaiming a belief system trumps others in the “good” category. More often than not, this account rubbed me the ⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm wrong way. However there were some extremely interesting and eye-opening insights into another culture that made it worth reading. I won‘t be keeping the book, and I wouldn‘t really suggest it unless you‘re a believer or someone who doesn‘t mind being preached to.
My second #Roll100 for March! 👍
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PuddleJumper Wahoo! 2mo
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My #BookSpinBingo list for April! I‘m hoping it starts acting more like Spring around here soon… I‘m sick of the cold and want to be able to mess around in my garden!!

TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to reread The Wind in the Willows - it's such a springy book to m!! 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve never read it, and I keep passing it up on my TBR. Maybe this is a sign of how I can usher in those Spring vibes I‘m yearning for! 😅❤️ 2mo
WJCintron I LOVE Inkheart!!! I'm re-reading soon! Cornelia Funke has been quiet for a while. I hope she releases a new book soon. 2mo
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Probably only going to attempt the 20 hours goal for the March #20in4. My weekend is going to be pretty busy, so I‘m not going to be too hard on myself if I don‘t make it. 😅

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My April 2022 #Roll100 lineup! I‘m very excited @PuddleJumper decided to roll three numbers this month. 😍 Also very excited to get to these three.

49: Madame Bovary
85: Mexican Gothic
100: Inkheart

PuddleJumper Ooo, looks awesome! 2mo
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A day late with this one. 😅
1. Desperation. It sparked my love for Stephen King books.
2. No, I don‘t necessarily think they‘re better or worse, but I do tend to gravitate more towards books with more than one word in the title. 🤷‍♀️
#Two4Tuesday

WJCintron YES!! Desperation if my favorite book by him. 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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I did better on my 2nd half of the #MarvelousMarch Readathon. I got further in the three nonfiction books I‘m reading even though I added The Master of Evil to break it all up a bit. I‘m enjoying the Ina May book much more now that I‘m into the practical advice/tips bit. End of the Spear is probably one I‘ll finish, but not one that I‘ll enjoy enough to keep afterwards. The Master of Evil is fast paced with short chapters and is enjoyable so far.

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 (edited) 2mo
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A roughly midweek check-in for the #MarvellousMarch readathon. I‘m struggling with getting motivated for reading time this week. I think one of my mistakes was putting ALL nonfiction books on my TBR for the week. 😅 Already bailed on Into the Wild and waffling between doing the same with End of the Spear. I can‘t seem to want to pick up the other two again even though I was enjoying them. Maybe March just isn‘t a good reading month for me. 🤷‍♀️

Andrew65 Hope things pick up for you in the second half of the Readathon. 2mo
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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Nope, nope, NOPE!
What a spoiled, ignorant, hypocritical fool. I‘m sorry for his family and that he had to choose the dumbest way to pursue a dream that was completely realistic. You can denounce how most of society lives and forge your own path, just be fucking SMART about it!

I know kids in Scouts that have more sense than this guy.

At least it‘s another off my TBR. It‘s also my March #BookSpin.

ErinSueMreads I literally can't stand any of jon krakauers books 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I haven't read this book, but I felt rather the same way about this guy's general story.... like what he did was choose slow suicide, not a new way of life. 😕 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ErinSueMreads This is my first Krakauer. I didn‘t mind so much the writing, just the story of Chris itself. 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Exactly!! 🤦‍♀️ @TheAromaofBooks It‘s such a frustrating story, especially when you know other people practically worship the guy as some sort of patron saint of the free spirit… 2mo
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These will be what I bounce in between during the #MarvellousMarch Readathon. Starting early with Into the Wild tonight. My goals are to read it and End of the Spear by the 20th and make decent progress on the other two.

Andrew65 Great choices, good luck. 😊👍 2mo
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4 ⭐️s
I really enjoyed this story, especially Jacob‘s later years. It‘s not a happy tale through most of it, but little snippets of the better parts of humanity shine through and give the reader a breather. The idea that staying on a circus with sadistic, abusive “leaders” that didn‘t always pay you was better than leaving to look for something else during The Great Depression is mind blowing. I truly loved the ending. Rosie is the best character!

KathyWheeler I read this years ago and it was one of my favorites from the year I read it. 2mo
ErinSueMreads This is one of my favorites 😍 2mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol, also one of my #Roll100 reads for March @PuddleJumper 😅 I‘m terrible at remembering to tag my challenges/hosts this month apparently. 🤣 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
PuddleJumper Whoop! That's great! 2mo
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The Alien (Animorphs, #8) | K.A. Applegate
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5 ⭐️s
We get to see things from Ax‘s perspective. He‘s homesick and struggling with where his allegiances are. Andalite law states it‘s illegal to share Andalite secrets with alien species. Ax‘s older brother broke that law by bestowing the ability to morph to the human Animorphs. The rest of the team is growing frustrated and are hurt by Ax‘s inability to fully trust them. Ax has a heavy choice to make: betray his people or his friends?

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I didn‘t realize I didn‘t post my review for this until now! 🤦‍♀️ This was my #DoubleSpin for February! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Totally forgot to post my #WondrousWednesday answers til today. 😅
1. I‘m definitely a sucker for the multiple POV.
2. Not a full book, unfortunately.
3. I make a monthly list and attempt to read the books that fit my Litsy challenges. Then I may mood read, but still choosing from the set list. Otherwise when it‘s time to choose my next read, I‘d end up staring too long at my shelves mentally arguing with myself. 🤣

Eggs #3 😂😂 3mo
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My #BookSpinBingo board for March! Water for Elephants is both my #DoubleSpin and a #Roll100 choice, which is perfect because it‘s what I already chose to read currently. 🤣 Into the Wild is my #BookSpin. Not sure which line I‘ll focus on for a bingo, might just be another sporadic month. 🤷‍♀️ Either way, I‘m looking forward to it.

PuddleJumper Wahoo! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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My final #BookSpinBingo board for February. So close to a bingo, but I selected The Selfish Gene as what I would focus on to fulfill that particular spot and I couldn‘t get through it in time. Definitely should have chosen a novel if my goal was to buzz through something. Still managed to read all of both my spins and my #Roll100 choices. 🤘😆🤘 Maybe someday I‘ll get lucky enough that they‘ll line up together into a bingo!🤞😅

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 3mo
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We‘ll be visiting family again this weekend so I think I‘m going to try and keep my goals reasonable for the #20in4 Readathon. Planning on going for 20 hours which, according to my Bookly app, should get The Selfish Gene finished and hopefully give me time to start another book. We‘ll see. 😅👍
Good luck with your goals everyone!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 3mo
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My March #BookSpinBingo list! 😍
I‘ve been continuing my habit of carrying over any books I didn‘t finish from the previous month and sprinkling in new ones in the emptied spots.

I absolutely cannot wait for Spring!!! ❤️🥰❤️

AmyG We just got snow. I, too, can‘t wait for spring! Hope you are feeling well. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I didn‘t realize how many of my #Roll100 books were ones that have been adapted into movies. 🤣😂 These I haven‘t seen though, so it‘ll be fun going into them with no expectations.

Very excited to read these two for March!

PuddleJumper Yay! Looks good 3mo
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1. K.A. Applegate 😅
2. Outside when weather permits. I absolutely cannot wait for warmer weather! ☀️📚🌱🌳
3. YES! I especially love the “choose your own goals” styled ones.

Tagging anyone who hasn‘t played yet!
#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Love Applegate❤️❤️ 3mo
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Met all my goals for the #FabulousFebruaryReadathon!
All great reads. Just barely keeping on track with my yearly reading goal, but still optimistic I‘ll be able to stay on top of it.

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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5 ⭐️s
This one resonated with me on so many levels. I‘ve struggled with my mixed emotions of the man that was my step-grandfather, the man who abused me the way so many in this book were abused. Alex felt like she was speaking both to me and for me, my own thoughts often articulated on the pages. I will cherish this book for the rest of my life. It has made me feel seen and like I‘m not alone. One of the most powerful stories I have ever read. ❤️

AmyG I thought this was an excellent book. I am from the same county as she in NJ and probably have driven past her childhood home many many times. 3mo
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My #WeekendReading plans. I‘m sure I‘ll be able to finish The Fact of A Body and the next Animorphs, but I‘ll probably only get so far into The Selfish Gene by the end of the weekend. We shall see!

jlhammar The Fact of a Body is such a tough read, but so good. 3mo
Andrew65 Hope you had a good weekend of reading. 3mo
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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This one is hitting me hard. My own personal life experience makes this a much more emotional read than I think it would have been otherwise. I‘ve had to substitute another book for my “take to work read” so I don‘t break down while on the clock. Not sure I‘ll be able to finish this as quickly as I thought. Still, I feel it‘s already having a very cathartic effect on me and I‘m glad it came into my life despite the resurgence of dark memories.

wanderinglynn This sounds interesting. As a lawyer, I totally agree that truth is complicated and often colored by our own experiences and perspectives. And in that sense and despite best efforts, justice is never really blind. 3mo
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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4 ⭐️s
Wow, this one will stick with me for a while! I was absolutely blown away and could NOT put this one down. The only reason it‘s not a five star read is the odd perspective change that happens halfway through. Otherwise, it‘s an absolutely epic horror. I‘ll be looking up more of Jones‘ work, he‘s an amazingly refreshing talent. I never knew what was going to happen next, it kept me on my toes and at the edge of my seat the whole way through.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh! This was also my #BookSpin for February! @TheAromaofBooks ❤️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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4 ⭐️s for both!
I absolutely love H.G. Wells. Both of these stories leave the reader contemplating the true nature of humans. In The Invisible Man, we‘re left wondering if Griffin‘s invisibility, and thus separation from his fellow humans, is to blame for his subsequent loss of humanity. In The Island of Dr. Moreau, Prendick and the reader are left to wonder if we humans are really so far removed from our animal brethren.
My favorite quote from ⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm either is from The Island of Dr. Moreau, “Then I look about me at my fellow men. And I go in fear.”
My second #Roll100 book for February!🤘😆🤘
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Ruthiella Well done on the #Roll100 progress! So far I‘ve only managed one in January! 3mo
PuddleJumper You're amazing! Well done 3mo
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Almost forgot to post my goals for the #FabulousFebruaryReadathon! 😱
Hoping to get all of these under my belt this week. Good luck to everyone else participating! ❤️

wanderinglynn Love HG Wells! ❤️ 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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We‘re not fans of American football (Footy!🇦🇺❤️🤘😆🤘) or going out for Valentines Day, so instead of Super Bowl parties and crowds, we‘ll be hibernating from the world all weekend. 😅 I‘m only a few pages from finishing The Invisible Man and hope to get through Moreau today. I‘m slipping behind on my yearly reading challenge, so hopefully I can squeeze in The Only Good Indians too so I can catch up!
Happy reading everyone! ❤️
#WeekendReading

Andrew65 Given the weather here we are doing the same. 3mo
WJCintron Awesome!! Reading is the best!! No Super Bowl or Valentines celebration here, lol! 3mo
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Bailedbailed

Nope.
Done.
I reached 47% and finally had to skip to the end to see if it was worth pushing through. I know this gets high praise from some people but I can‘t get around the plodding plot, cardboard characters, unexplainable coincidences, unrealistically detailed letters or the humorlessly non-threatening antagonists.

majkia I bailed on that one as well. 3mo
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