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TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks

Joined May 2019

Main Book Blog: http://www.thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com I read a bit of anything and everything all the time. Living the good life in a small midwestern town with a husband of awesomeness, two obnoxious border collies, and a flock of hens with old-fashioned names.
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Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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I have been so genuinely touched by the #LitsyLove and birthday greetings I have received from fellow Littens this month. Becoming a part of this community has been such a joy. Thank you to everyone who sent a card, a small gift, or warm wishes my way. October has been a weirdly stressful month, but all of you have done so much to lift my spirits.

UwannaPublishme Wishing you a calmer month and lots of reading time! 🤗❤️ 2d
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme thank you!!! Hopefully things will slow down a little soon!!! 1d
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Vietnam: A history | Stanley Karnow
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#bfcr4 check-in!!!

As you can see, I am still working on my goals with mixed results. I am really trying to increase the number of veggies in my life! That is going to be my main focus for week 3. Vietnam is coming along, and I am hoping to complete through chapter 13 by next week, so we will see what happens!!
@wanderinglynn @Jerdencon @KathyWheeler @sharread

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress. 2d
KathyWheeler You‘re doing a great job! 2d
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sharread Nicely detailed, I like it and want to try it. Great progress! 2d
Jerdencon Great job! I tried to do a chart this week and lasted one day! Lol 2d
TheAromaofBooks @sharread Thank you!! 1d
TheAromaofBooks @Jerdencon - having things to check off is what keeps me going :-D 1d
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1. Tagged, plus the neverending saga of Vietnam: A History :-D
2. I think A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd.
3. Arabella by Georgette Heyer

#weekendreads @RachelsBrittain

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Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
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Mehso-so

I think this was a classic case of the book just not being what I was expecting. The description makes it sound like a lighthearted romcom type of story, but it's actually quite serious and even very sad in places, with a suicide forming one of the central storylines. The romance felt somewhat contrived and hasty, and while not a bad story, it had a weirdly overall down vibe that just isn't my preference - I'm an upbeat kinda girl!

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I ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I anticipated, despite the fact that Vivi made a lot of opposite-than-I-would choices. In a lot of ways, this is a story about secrets and how often keeping them hurts the people we are trying to protect. While I did enjoy this one, I doubt I will read it again, so let me know if you would like me to mail you this copy!!

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The Big Book of Less: Finding Joy in Living Lighter | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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Oh my goodness! I came home from a long, damp, chilly day at work to find a completely unexpected bit of #LitsyLove in my mailbox! @Kaylamburson thank you SO MUCH for this lovely birthday gift! It genuinely made my whole day better! I am super excited about delving into this!

Kaylamburson Awwww, yay!! Happy Birthday!! I'm so glad it made your day, and it arrived safely. Stay warm for the rest of the evening. It is super gross out. 📚🥳💜 6d
TheAromaofBooks @Kaylamburson - thank you!!! I already have the space heater blowing on toes while I'm scrolling through Litsy. :-D 6d
Kaylamburson That sounds so lovely!! 6d
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Kaylamburson Good thing you stayed in. There was sideways rain over here and I'm soaked! Excited to climb in bed and read 😊 6d
TheAromaofBooks @Kaylamburson - the rain is moving on, but the chilly weather is staying. I complained about it being super hot a couple weeks ago, but I'm not sure I'm ready to wear this many layers to work already!! Hopefully your day involves a minimal amount of sideways rain. ;-) 5d
Kaylamburson Hahaha, right?? Today will be the chilliest so far. Less rain, but winds up to 45 mph 😱. Stay warm and safe!!! 5d
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1. Not sure how I feel about this one yet, since the main character is quite annoying.
2. Thirteen books checked out with ten more on reserve.
3. I usually turn to either rereads of books I love, or do a month of Kindle Unlimited reading nothing but brain candy! :-D

#weekendreads @RachelsBrittain

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Vietnam: A history | Stanley Karnow

#BFCr4 check-in post!! Super busy day helping my sister move, so I don't even have the energy to take a picture to go with this post haha

I did great on my reading goal, getting through another two chapters of the tagged book. I really think I'm going to actually finish this beast by the end of the challenge. However, my exercise and dieting goals didn't go so well. I'm contemplating how to adjust them to make them still useful yet -----

TheAromaofBooks ----more realistic for my currently very busy schedule.

Great work this week teammates!! @Jerdencon @KathyWheeler @Sharread @wanderinglynn
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Jerdencon Day by day - you got this! 1w
sharread Wow! Moving takes tons of calories. 👍❤ 1w
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Moving is hard work! And sometimes it takes a week or two to tweak your goals to work. Just keep adapting them until you find what works for you. You got this! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Thank you @wanderinglynn !!! I do need to make some adaptations, but I also need to discipline myself a little more, too lol Good luck with your goals this week, too!! 1w
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Julie's Wolf Pack | Jean Craighead George
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Thank you for the tag @Jerdencon !!!

1. No, it's funny but I have just never been into costumes for anything haha
2. I'm that annoying person who dresses as things like “a regular person on her way to run some errands.“ :-D
3. I'm an apple girl!! I know everyone is about pumpkins in October, but I love apples.
4. It's a day late, but if someone is like me & hasn't done #WondrousWednesday yet, feel free to jump in!!

@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🍏🍎🍏 2w
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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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This was a solid thriller that kept me wondering what was going to happen next! I really appreciated the third person perspective throughout, which allowed the reader to see what was happening with multiple characters. I am always creeped out by stories where someone is in your house and you don't know it... Thoroughly enjoyable.

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@Librarybelle - congratulations!! What a landmark!!

I've been meaning to read the tagged book for YEARS, but it just hasn't happened yet...

Thank you for having a giveaway to celebrate. :-)

#200KGiveaway

suvata Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈 2w
Librarybelle Thank you! Great choice! 2w
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Dear Aaron | Mariana Zapata
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Hey there @robinB @hes7 @LovesBooks87 - do any of these sound good for #LMPBC ? I always seem to be behind on reading new romances, so if everyone has already read these, I can choose a few more options from my never-ending TBR (see: I'm always behind on reading new romances haha) Let me know what you think!!

hes7 I‘ve read The Hating Game, but I‘d be up for one of the others. 2w
Lovesbooks87 I have read the hating game too. But I am okay with any of the others. 2w
robinb I‘ve read The Hating Game too 🤣. But any of the others are fine with me! 😊👍 2w
TheAromaofBooks @hes7 @Lovesbooks87 @robinb haha well NOT The Hating Game it is!! :-D I think I'm going with Dear Aaron! 2w
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Hey there #GroupC friends! I'm kind of leaning towards choose a children's classic for my contribution. Any thoughts on these? They are actually all old favorites of mine rather than something new. I'm not completely sure that The Code of the Woosters counts as a classic, but it should, because it's the funniest book ever written. :-D I'm tagging the rest of the books in the comments!
#LMPBC @lele1432 @lover.of.the.classics @bookwormjillk

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Bookwormjillk Any of these would be good. Swiss Family Robinson might be good for a group because it‘s just so out there. 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - I was kind of leaning towards that one as well. I haven't read that one for literal decades and only vaguely remember it. Someone rode an ostrich at one point, I think haha 2w
lover.of.the.classics @TheAromaofBooks yes I am good with the Swiss Family Robinson!!! 2w
lele1432 I absolutely love Anne of Green Gables, but I'm all for a tale of being shipwrecked on a tropical island too, so Swiss Family sounds good to me! 2w
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Vietnam: A history | Stanley Karnow
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I have been out of range all weekend so I'm just getting around to posting my goals for #bfcr4 ! This is my second time participating in BFC, but my first time on a team. This week is the busiest week of the year where I work, so my goals are pretty modest to start! I really want to finish the tagged book during this round, spend more time stretching & walking, & focus on healthier eating habits!

@wanderinglynn @Jerdencon @KathyWheeler @sharread

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
sharread Great goals. We can do this. 👍 2w
Jerdencon Great goals!! I like your chart!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Jerdencon - thank you! I do better at accomplishing things if I can check them off with a flourish! 2w
KathyWheeler I have a spreadsheet, but I love the checkboxes! Good goals. 2w
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A reread of an old favorite for the #agathachristieclubr2 - it's so funny to read the first appearance of this timeless duo. October's read should be The Secret Adversary, one of my very favorite Christie stories, so feel free to join!

Life continues to be extremely busy and VERY HOT but cooler weather is heading our way, just in time for a weekend of reading and relaxation in our ancient RV - I'm stoked!!

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Oh Hastings!

LiteraryinLititz One of my favorite duos in literature! 3w
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Clover | Susan Coolidge
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While this story was perfectly pleasant, what I really enjoyed was reading about life in an 1870's Colorado town, written in 1888 by someone who experienced it! I really thought I had read these books in the past, but this one wasn't remotely familiar to me, so maybe not...

I've discovered that there is a fifth book in the series as well, so I ordered a copy and am looking forward to spending a smidge more time with the Carrs!

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What Katy Did Next | Susan Coolidge
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Books from this era that tell a story of someone going abroad to Europe always intrigue me and also somewhat embarrass me, because if I went to Europe I would be significantly less knowledgeable than most of these book characters, plus I don't speak a single word of French! This was another enjoyable, although quiet, entry in the Katy Carr series.

twohectobooks This is the only Katy book I‘ve read and I‘ve always been a bit curious about the others. 3w
TheAromaofBooks @twohectobooks - if you enjoyed this one, you would enjoy the rest, which are along similar lines of rather gentle family stories. The first book is about the Carrs as children, and details Katy's accident that led to her being an invalid for a while and turned her into the paragon of virtue she is in this book, and the second book is about when she and her sister Clover went to boarding school. They're pretty adorable. 3w
twohectobooks That sounds right up my alley! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @twohectobooks - yesterday I finished the fourth book, Clover, and it was sooo interesting because Clover and her brother go stay in Colorado for the brother's health and reading about life in the Rockies in the 1870's was just great fun. Apparently there is a fifth book that I've never read, so I ordered a reprint of it - should be here soon! 3w
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Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Well, I did not quite achieve my goal for #24b4Monday BUT I did read 536 pages and 3 1/2 of the 4 books I was trying to read - pretty solid. Plus, I finally got a bunch of #LitsyLove letters written - I got behind when I was out of town. I still have a few to write - this penpal club really brightens my life!!

TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @AlwaysBeenaLoverofBooks (I tagged all of you in the original post, but sometimes the app just decides that my tags don't count!) 3w
TheReadingMermaid That's a great accomplishment to finish that many books over a weekend! That's awesome sweetie congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So awesome 💗💗💗 3w
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Yes a great accomplishment, I was gutted to only get to 16 hours, usually get to the 24 hours. Well done on what you did achieve. 👏👏👏🥳 3w
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What Katy Did at School | Susan Coolidge
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Such a happy little school story, although nothing thrilling. I thoroughly enjoyed it and now am almost done with the third book in the series as well. Still hoping to finish all four of these books for #24b4Monday !!

@Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Going well. Good luck. 👏👏👏 3w
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What Katy Did at School | Susan Coolidge
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1. Tagged - almost done though.
2. I reread the Bridal Quartet by Nora Roberts for about the fifth time - I especially love the concluding book, Happy Ever After.
3. I'm clearing some older, random books off my personal shelves - making a real effort to read every book I own and ditch the ones I'm never going to reread, while at the same time actually rereading ones that I know I love!!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

UnidragonFrag I really need to do that with the books I own. I know there's probably a few I won't reread that are just sitting there taking up space unread... maybe I'll name that a goal next year! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @UnidragonFrag - I've honestly been working on it off and on for a few years... I seem to have accumulated over a thousand books! :-D 3w
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What Katy Did | Susan Coolidge
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I haven't been tracking my time for this round of #24b4Monday but am trying to read the first four books in Susan Coolidge's Katy books. Finished this one last night and am almost done with the second - 245 pages so far!! I also need to reread The Mysterious Affair at Styles for #agathachristieclubr2 !!

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Vietnam: A history | Stanley Karnow
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I'm super excited about #BFCr4 , which will be my second time participating. This time I've signed up to be on a small team as well!! I really want to try and finish the tagged book - I'm almost halfway through. Also looking to try and start walking every day and make some healthier adjustments to my diet! Check out @wanderinglynn for more details. I've copied @TheSpineView 's pic since she included the link you need to sign up!!

TheSpineView I too signed up for a team this time. Hoping the addition motivation will help keep me on track. Good luck with your goals! 🤩 3w
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView - thank you!! Same to you!! I didn't do a team last time - I like to ease my way into things lol but I think that the increased accountability will be good for me!! 3w
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1. 205/275 total books for the year - I'm just a smidge ahead of schedule according to Goodreads. I've tagged my longest book of the year so far at 537 pages.
2. I tested at a fifth grade reading level when I started kindergarten :-D I've basically always been addicted to reading!
3. Classic & alternative rock mostly.
4. July - married nine years

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What Katy Did | Susan Coolidge
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Weekends are always busy, but everyone has time to a #24B4Monday #readathon !! This weekend I am hoping to finish the omnibus of the Katy Carr stories - I just started it this morning. My volume has four full books in it. Checking on Goodreads, it appears there's actually a fifth book! I may have to track that one down for future reading...

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

TheReadingMermaid Good luck sweetie 😘 4w
Andrew65 Have a great readathon. 😊👍 4w
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Shiver | Maggie Stiefvater
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#7days7covers - Day 7!

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The Fugitive Heiress | Amanda Scott
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Although the two main characters were a bit too temperamental for me, this was overall a fun bit of Regency fluff. I'm still working my way through the book of random Regency romances I bought on the cheap from ebay last year! :-D

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First & Then | Emma Mills
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If this had been the first Emma Mills book I read, I am not sure I would have gone on to read her others, as this one lacked a lot of the snarky banter that has endeared me to her other works. However, this is still a thoughtful, enjoyable read with a likable narrator.

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The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
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#7days7covers Day Six -

If you aren't playing, please do!

Readswithcoffee I have very fond memories of this book. One of my teachers would read to us after lunch and this was one of my favorites! 4w
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Bloodlust and Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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Sometimes I purchase a book to show support and gratitude towards an author, even if I'm not sure the book is really for me. I've enjoyed McGovern's webcomic (My Life as a Background Slytherin - SO funny) for years - for free - so I felt it was only right to purchase her first book, a graphic novel about Regency-era vampire hunters! As I suspected, it was an entertaining one-time read for me, but not a classic I will revisit time and again.

TheAromaofBooks This one will be heading for the giveaway box, so if you are interested in a snarky, colorful, blood-splattered (not literally) graphic novel, just let me know and I'll be happy to send it your way! 1mo
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Penne Dreadful | Catherine Bruns
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Oh my gosh @Come-read-with-me this is literally about five times more stuff than I was expecting to receive! Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful #CozySwap box! I definitely need to step up my swapping game! I especially love the cozy lap blanket with a book pocket!!!

Sorry this is a day late @Avanders - yesterday really got away from me!! Thank you so much for hosting!

Come-read-with-me @TheAromaofBooks I‘m so glad that you enjoyed it. I really got carried away and had fun putting the box together! Happy reading! 💗 1mo
Avanders How wonderful! ❤🍁🎃☕️📖🔪 ❤ 4w
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Enna Burning | Shannon Hale
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#7days7covers Day 5

Why did they ever switch to the boring generic picture-of-a-girl covers??? Uggggh

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#7days#7covers Day four!!

Do play if you haven't yet!!

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Bed of Roses | Nora Roberts
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The second in this quartet is probably my least favorite of the series. Jack's issues feel very similar to the ones from the first book, and Jack and Emma's relationship seems more physical-oriented. Still, it's a fun and happy read. I love the way this series weaves together.

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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
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#7days7covers

Day 3!

@Heatherfeather would you like to join the #covercrush party??

sudi Love this one 😍 1mo
Heatherfeather Oh man would love to but I have totally overextended myself and I can't be on here every day. But thank you for thinking of me!!!! 😘 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Heatherfeather - no worries!! It's taken me several days to post three covers, since I haven't been able to give Litsy daily attention haha Hope things calm down a bit for you!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @sudi - I really love these Pantone covers, although I don't always think they get the color/shade exactly right. But it's pretty hard to mess up Black Beauty 😂 I collect Black Beauty editions... I could have done #7days7covers with just BB covers!! 1mo
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Vision in White | Nora Roberts
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I started this series on vacation last week - it's maybe my fourth or fifth time reading them through. I absolutely love the setting of four friends working together on their own business, and there is enough humor and warmth to carry me through the story, even if things do get steamier than I prefer to read!

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Daddy-Long-Legs | Jean Webster
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Day 2 for #7days7covers #covercrush

Have you played yet, @Mynameisacolour ? One cover per day, no explanations, and tag someone else every day!!

BookNAround I have this one! Same cover too. (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @BookNAround - I love this edition sooo hard - back when they made hardcover to lay flat when open! 1mo
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This is a low-rated pick for me. While I was reading it, I was thoroughly engaged, but when I was done, I was left with a lot of questions, as some of the actions of some of the main characters just seemed a little ridiculous. Seriously, is this the easiest way you could come up with to murder someone....?!?

So fun for a one-off read, but not really one I'm going to keep to read again, so if anyway wants this copy, let me know!

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Arabella | Georgette Heyer
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I pretty much always find time to read a Heyer when I'm on vacation - lighthearted, happy, and delightful. This one was just as adorable and fun as expected.

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Thank you for the tags @Crazeedi and @sudi !!!

Have you played yet, @Sunraven ?

Day One.

Crazeedi Beautiful! 1mo
sudi 😍 1mo
hannah-leeloo This is on my tbr. Happy reading 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks @hannah-leeloo - I found it to be completely magical, so I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
hannah-leeloo @TheAromaofBooks thank you I'm sure I will. Happy reading hun 1mo
Sunraven Ooh, thanks for the tag! (If belatedly. ;) ) And good choice of cover, too! 🤩 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Sunraven - I haven't had much Litsy time lately, so I've only done three covers in six days so far haha 1mo
Sunraven Haha! Well, it‘s good to have company in sporadicness. 😉 1mo
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I'm always a sucker for a P&P variation. This modern adaptation was a lot of fun. I felt like the author hit it right updating various scenarios, although I was a smidge confused about why some random first names were changed from the originals while others weren't. While this book could have used a little more depth and development, it was a fun, lighthearted story.

LiteraryinLititz Have you read Ayesha at Last? It‘s a Muslim Canadian variation on P&P and I‘m liking it so far! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I will have to add that one to the list! 1mo
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Three Fates | Nora Roberts
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This was a tangled story of three statues, three siblings, & Fate. There's enough of a thriller aspect to keep things interesting (although the villain is a bit over-the-top) &, of course, plenty of romance.

This was a great one-off read for me, but not one I'm keeping, so if someone in the US would like a well-read but readable copy, let me know & I will send it your way!

(My favorite quote in the first comment.)

TheAromaofBooks “[The Fates looked at me.] The first, who held a spindle, spoke. 'I spin the thread, but you make it what you will.' The second held a silver tape for measuring and said, 'I mark the length, but you use the time.' And the third, with her silver scissors, told me this. 'I cut the thread, for nothing should last forever. Don't waste what you're given.' “ 1mo
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Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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1. If by updated you mean “does it have all the books I want to own“ then no. But it does have lots of books I want to read and don't own, so any of them are good. :-D
2. I love it all! Especially fond of any kind of office supplies/pens/etc.
3. Besides books?! I love gardening, so I have a soft spot for things floral.
4. Chocolate/peanut butter, sour Skittles, Gobstoppers, Sweetarts, honestly any sugar!

#LitsyLoveWinterSwap

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Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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We made it home!!! Hopefully will catch up on Litsy (and life haha) soon, but just wanted to let @Avanders and @Come-read-with-me that my #CozySwap package arrived while I was gone. So excited!!!!!

Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 1mo
Come-read-with-me @theAromaofbooks I am so excited and glad that it arrived! 1mo
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Vietnam: A history | Stanley Karnow
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Well we have reached the end of #bfcr3 !! My final week was on vacation in Wyoming, & it was gorgeous!! This challenge has been great. It was a complicated six weeks what with a crazy work schedule & going on vacation, so I didn't establish the habits I had hoped for, but I did get moving some more, made a lot of progress on the tagged book, & have been eating fewer desserts!! Thanks for hosting @wanderinglynn & I hope there will be a round four!!

TheAromaofBooks Still on the road (it's a long way from Yellowstone to Ohio) but hopefully will be back on Litsy more soon!!! 1mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful photo! And way to go! You may not have done what you wanted, but you‘ve made great progress! 🙌🏻 1mo
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Vietnam: A history | Stanley Karnow

#bfcr3 check-in -

This week was middling. I did pretty good with skipping dessert and starting to work more salads into my life, but didn't do any walking. However, that will be remedied this week as we are on our way to the mountains!!! Currently in Iowa, hitting Lincoln (NE) tonight, and on to Yellowstone tomorrow!! I'll be offline all week, but never fear - I have brought plenty of books!!

wanderinglynn Enjoy your trip! ⛰❤️ 1mo
UwannaPublishme Have a great vacation! 1mo
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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1. Unpopular opinion - I really can't stand this book about a bunch of whiny, discontented, spoiled people lol
2. Most recently, The Grand Tour. I also turn to Phineas & Ferb when I need a laugh!
3. Cheerios are my everyday go-to; French toast for special occasions.
4. Eastern (US)
5. The Maroon Fates

@HowJessReads #Friyayintro

julesG Phineas and Ferb 😍 I pretend to not like it, but try to watch it with my kids most days. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @julesG - I'm working on a crocheting project, and Phineas & Ferb is a perfect show to watch every day to make a little forward progress. :-D I've been watching them in order & have been surprised that the episodes do interrelate more than I thought! Lots of inside jokes. 2mo
SauerPatch Totally agree on The Great Gatsby! It definitely seems to be a love it or hate it book for people. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @SauerPatch - I reread it a few years ago, thinking maybe I just didn't like it before because I was in high school, but I disliked it even more strongly that time around haha It is one of those books that I just don't seem to “get“! 2mo
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Swallows and Amazons | Arthur Ransome
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Thank you so much for the tag @ezrascarletbookgasm, and congratulations on your milestone, @SixDigitSamurai !!!

I completely fell in love with this very old children's classic when I reread it this year, and now I'm working my way through the whole series!

Litsy has been such a surprise and a delight. Everyone here has been welcoming & friendly, making this basically the most positive social media experience ever!

Tagging @IvoryLunatic

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TheAromaofBooks
Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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My #CozySwap package went out today!!!

@Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽☕️📖🔪🕯🎃♥️ 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Girl on the Boat | P. G. Wodehouse
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Wodehouse always makes my day better. My favorite line from this one was probably: “At this, she melted perceptibly. She did not cease to look like a basilisk, but she began to look like a basilisk who has had a good lunch.“