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TheSpineView

Joined March 2018

Bookwyrm, Dog and Horse lover, Book Blogger 📚 www.thespineview.com My life as a bibliophile❣😊🐶🐎
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#MarchMadness @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader #DailyChallenge

Here is a picture of my baby grand. I used to play a lot, not so much anymore. I love music! 💜 🎶

TheSpineView Forgot to mention that I like to sing. Took voice lessons for 3 years. Got good enough to not make a fool of myself. 7h
TieDyeDude Very nice! I love piano. Hopefully with our next move, we'll have enough room for at least a little upright. I took voice lessons for a couple months in high school, but I felt like I was torturing my teacher so I quit 😅 7h
CBee Oh so jealous!! Beautiful piano 🎹 7h
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ozma.of.oz Oh lovely! 🤩 7h
dabbe Simply gorgeous. 🎹 Do you sing alto or soprano? I sang alto in my high school and church choir. Some fun days. ❣️ 6h
TheSpineView @dabbe Mezzo Soprano 6h
TheSpineView @CBee @ozma.of.oz Thanks! 6h
TheSpineView @TieDyeDude I was fortunate enough to have a classically trained teacher with lots of patience. 5h
dabbe @TheSpineView I'm a wee bit envious; I'd have loved to be a soprano! 😊 5h
TheSpineView @dabbe I'm only a midrange Soprano. However, I can sing in both the alto and Soprano range just not as high some people. My top note is the E above 2nd line C. 4h
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#Serieove2023 @Andrew65

This is the third book about Catalina and the 6th book in the Hidden Legacy series. There are some interesting developments in this one. Plot was fast paced and I continued to love the characters. Another win in this series. 4⭐️
#LitsyLoveReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Reposting for @AkashaVampie
Another April photo challenge for you. I wonder how many books I will add to me TBR mountain because of this challenge! Looking forward to seeing what you Littens recommend.

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Here are the April prompts for #PoetryMatters
To play, post a poem, song, or verse you feel matches the prompt. Everyone is welcome to play. Enjoy and have a fabulous April!

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Reposting for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

#TemptingTitles is the theme for April's photo challenge. This should be fun! Hope you can join in!

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True Faith | Ira Sadoff
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Delayed Rays of a Star | Amanda Lee Koe
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Sunset Boulevard

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#MarchMagic @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Neurodiverseprotagonist

This is the first book I thought of. Cute story. Definitely a beach read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚📚💛 12h
Eggs 💙💚💛 5h
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Sea Garden | Hilda Doolittle, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)
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dabbe Whoah. ❣️❣️❣️ 12h
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

🏇 Doing my best combined test (USDF Intro test A) to date over the weekend.
😴 Having to wake up this morning.
😊 Outgoing, Dependable, Kind

Want to play? @TheAromaofBooks @AmyG

TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!! ❤ 17h
Eggs 💚🏇❤️ 14h
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Andrew65 😂😂😂 ‘small homicidal muffin on legs‘ 1d
Leftcoastzen Living it right now !😻 1d
dabbe Perfection. 🤣❣️😊 1d
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DieAReader 😼😼😼 1d
IndoorDame 😂😻😂 1d
TheSpineView @Leftcoastzen You poor thing!🤣 1d
TalesandTexts So true! 😂 @anushareflects don‘t you agree? 1d
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Day 27, so playing caught up.
Promot: Step Brothers

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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Super 8

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here are my final results for the #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65
Very happy with how much reading I got in since I spent 3 whole days playing with my horse. In the almost 13 hours, I finished Ruby Fever and read Hounded.
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JuliaTheBookNerd Love Hounded! It‘s one of my favorites 💙 2d
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 (edited) 1d
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Reposting for @Clwojick @LadyKatrina they are hosting an Easter weekend readathon. Hope you can join the fun!

#EasterOMC

Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for the share, and so happy you‘ll be joining us! 2d
TheSpineView @Clwojick 👍🤩😍 2d
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Catch a Little Rhyme | Eve Merriam
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dabbe Very rhythmic! ❣️❣️❣️ 2d
TheSpineView @dabbe Yes. I liked that it was playful. If a great kids poem. 2d
dabbe @TheSpineView I also think it would sound FANTASTIC as a rap song! 😄 2d
TheSpineView @dabbe OH yeah! 1d
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Dawn | Octavia E Butler
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#MarchMagic @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#AuthorofColor

Not only is Butler an award winning author, her books are still read today and she is one of the few authors of color in the Sci-Fi genre. She was truly before her time.

Eggs Agree 💯 👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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Happy Tuesday! Here are the #Two4Tuesday questions for today. Everyone is welcome to play!

My answers:
1. Crescendo
2. I would have a library on board and it would have all my favorites plus books from my TBR list.

Want to play? @Eggs @dabbe @klou @Blueberry @PageShifter @peaknit @Read4life @TracyReadsBooks @MoonWitch94 @AmyG @Susanita @tpixie @Branwen @JenReadsAlot @DarkMina @Texreader

AmyG Thanks for the tag! 2d
TheSpineView @AmyG 😘🥰😊 2d
Eggs Thanks for tagging me 😍😍 2d
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Read4life Love Crescendo! Thank you for tagging me! 💙🤓 2d
TheSpineView @Read4life You're welcome! 2d
tpixie Thanks for the tag 😍🛳️📚 1d
TheSpineView @tpixie 😘😊 1d
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dabbe ❣️❣️❣️ 2d
TheSpineView @dabbe At some point I want to read his complete collection. 2d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2d
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I was MIA over the weekend because I went to horse show. I still managed to read a little bit, mostly listening to an audio book on the commute from my house to the show grounds. Had a blast we finished 4th out of 12.
#20in4 @Andrew65

LiseWorks Wow, that's just awesome 3d
Suet624 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Mollyanna Congratulations! That‘s wonderful! 3d
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ravenlee Congratulations! Well done. 3d
Andrew65 That‘s excellent given your weekend 👏👏👏 2d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Thank you! 2d
bthegood Congratulations - 🎉 2d
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#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl

"Her tendency toward perfectionism hit overdrive as she stepped away from the weddings party head table for the third time."

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The 20in4 readathon starts today. I have a busy weekend ahead of me. In just a couple of hours I am headed to a horse show for the weekend. So I will work on my audio book while traveling and maybe read a little bit at night on Space. If I get in 10 hours I will be lucky.

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Eggs 🖤🧡🖤 6d
dabbe Good one. 😊 6d
TheSpineView @dabbe I think this was a popular choice today. 5d
Eggs I think it‘s hilarious that yr keyboard chose kiss-ass instead of kick-ass🤣 @TheSpineView (edited) 5d
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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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Finally read this book that has been on my TBR list since it was published. Fantastic prose and I loved the characters of June and Saul. A Romeo and Juliet retelling with a side of magic is just the type of story I enjoy. 4.5⭐️
#LitsyLoveReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#BOTMBacklog

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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Sleepy Hollow

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IndoorDame Love this one ❤️❤️❤️ 7d
TheSpineView @IndoorDame Me too!🤩😍 7d
dabbe Short but man! ❣️ 6d
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Pride and Predujice. | Jane Austen
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Eggs Nice cover 💗 7d
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I finished another puzzle last night while I was listening to A Million Junes. I find I have to do something while listening to an audio book. So if not cooking or cleaning, puzzling is my favorite activity while listening. 💜🎧📘

dabbe Stunning! 🥰 1w
TheSpineView @dabbe It was a pain, but a good pain. 1w
BethM Beautiful! 1w
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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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This my favorite line so far in A Million Junes by Emily Henry, my current read. So romantic and elegantly written! It just makes my heart skip a bit. Henry has this gift/way with words than I love. She has become one of my favorite authors.

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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Sleeping With the Enemy

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The Christmas Pact | Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
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Eggs Great choice! I read this before Christmas ❤️ 1w
Vansa I really REALLY liked this book. I think I've read it thrice! 7d
TheSpineView @Vansa I have read/listened to it twice myself. 7d
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Katniss Everdeen for her determination against overwhelming odds and more importantly, her loyalty to her sister when she sacrifices herself.
2. Matilda for her goodness and her intelligence.
3. Hermione Granger not only for her intelligence but her loyalty and love of friends and family.

Want to play? @dabbe @Read4life @GatheringBooks

GatheringBooks Thank youuuu for the tag! Will think about my fave female characters for sure. 💕 1w
Eggs Well played👍🏼🤩👏🏻 1w
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dabbe I'm on it! 🤣❣️🤗 1w
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Reposting for @Andrew65

Another great challenge for April. I have some #ARCs that I have to read... like yesterday. This is just what I need to get on it!

#ARCApril

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing. Hopefully will be a productive month for us both. 1w
TheSpineView @Andrew65 👍🤩🤞 1w
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Reposting for @Clwojick

This is a fun challenge! Looking forward to it and seeing how I can tie my reads together next month. Maybe I will try to tackle books on my own shelf. Or my TBR list. God knows I have LOTS to choose from! 😂

Clwojick Good luck! 💚 1w
Blueberry Sounds like fun. 1w
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TheSpineView @Blueberry I know it will be! 1w
Singout Or you can just read books in a series, but where is the fun in that? 1w
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Quiet Houses | Simon Kurt Unsworth
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Sinister

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Here are today's questions. Inspired by lunch with friends yesterday. Food is important to relationships and it made me wonder about food as related to books. Here are my answers.

🥄 Rick Erwin's in Clemson. It is a fine dining restaurant and the food is outstanding. Great for those special occasions.
🍴 Yes. I especially enjoy books were characters are chefs and they describe their passion for food.

Lynnsoprano Thanks for the tag 😘 1w
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 🤗 1w
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BethM Thanks for the tag! 1w
TheSpineView @BethM 🥰😘😊 1w
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Mark Van Doren: 100 Poems | Mark Van Doren
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IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 🙌🏻❤️📚 1w
Eggs I enjoyed this on audio-the narration was great 👍🏼 1w
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have the hard cover and need to read it. 1w
TheSpineView @Eggs Cool 😎 1w
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Thanks for tagging me Misty! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This is open to anyone who wants to participate. Just tell us 20 random things about yourself. I couldn't find the one from 3 years ago; therefore not sure what I listed differently.

Happy Spring everyone!

BooksNBowls I love rain too! The sound and smell. I listen to storm sounds sometimes to fall asleep 1w
TheLudicReader Purple is also my fave colour. 1w
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Mehso-so

This could have been a great story but the plot didn't work all that well and there was not enough depth to the characters for my tastes. Going into this book, I liked the concept of using mental powers to connect with others but it was over done and felt more like fantasy than fiction. Just wasn't what I was expecting. In addition, the ending felt rushed and too perfect for the type of trauma suffered by the characters. 2.5 ⭐️

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The Prize | Julie Garwood
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Throughly enjoyed this historical, feel good, romance. The opening line is, "He never knew what hit him." This totally sums up the book and I was hooked from that first line. Besides the romance, there was plenty of tension to help move the story along and the characters were awesome. 4⭐️ This was March's pick for #LittensLoveRomance @TheAromaofBooks
#LitsyLoveReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
CoverToCoverGirl I really loved that first line too! 1w
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Devil in Ohio | Daria Polatin
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Single White Female

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Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#MarchMagic @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#FavoriteMaleAuthor

So many authors to choose from. For fantasy books Sanderson is my favorite but also close seconds are Tolkien and Rothfuss. Also, Blake Crough, JD Kirk, Jeffery Archer just no name a few.

JuliaTheBookNerd Love, love, love The Way of Kings! Such a good book 💙 1w
TheSpineView @JuliaTheBookNerd I couldn't agree more! 1w
Eggs Perfect 🤩 1w
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Sin City

Klou Cool! 1w
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