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VeganCleopatra

VeganCleopatra

Joined September 2016

Ethical Vegan. Bibliophile. Environmentalist. Atheist. Feminist. https://www.goodreads.com/VeganCleopatra
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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sprainedbrain The Highland Witch! Still one of my favorite books, ever since I read it from your #NewYearWhoDis list a few years ago. ❤️ 3w
VeganCleopatra @sprainedbrain So glad to hear! I too greatly enjoyed it so I'm trying to start the year right. :) I didn't realize someone was still doing that list swap! I'm sorry I missed it. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Submissions for #BookSpin!

May DS: Hood 1 star
June BS: Moth Snowstorm 3 stars
June DS: Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew 1 star
Aug BS: Midnight Library 2 stars
Aug DS: View From Lazy Point 2 stars
Sept BS: The Wave 2 stars
Sept DS: Plant Messiah 2.5 star
Oct BS: Wild Horses of the Summer Sun 1 star
Oct DS: Women of Troy 3 stars
Nov DS: Where the Deer & Antelope Play 3 stars
Dec BS: Strange Love 1 star
Dec DS: The Rumor 1 star

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Thank you for the summary!! 3w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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December #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo list. Thanks for another year of this!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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September #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo list

I'm like 21 hours early or so, might be a record. 🥳

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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#BookSpin #BookSpinBingo list for August...with minutes or even hours to spare. Ha.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Literally JUST posted the numbers!!! 7mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks lol I know...both our posts said posted "now" when mine loaded. I have excellent timing. ?? 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Love it when a plan comes together!! 😁 7mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

(Posted this before you did the bingo but editing the post because I forgot to tag you. Sorry!)

TheAromaofBooks No worries!! Glad to have you along!! 8mo
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April #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo summary

Our Malady ⭐️⭐️
Lady Elizabeth ⭐️
Story of Dinosaurs ⭐️⭐️
Four Lost Cities ⭐️
Twisted Ones ⭐️⭐️
Enemy Women ⭐️
Hour Glass ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mirage ⭐️⭐️
Murder of Harriet Monkton ⭐️⭐️
Fossil Hunter ⭐️
Middle of Somewhere ⭐️⭐️ (April Doublespin)
Finder ⭐️
Animal Dialogues ⭐️
Birds of a Feather ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (April bookspin)
Tasmanian Devil ⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!! 9mo
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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fantastic!! 9mo
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I know I'm late but I promise I didn't look at the board!

May #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin list.

I'm sorry for my late listing @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! No worries - never too late to BookSpin !!!! 9mo
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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 10mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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March #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo summary:

Selene of Alexandria ⭐️ (January bookspin)
Trail of Lightning ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (February doublespin)
The Mountains Sing ⭐️⭐️
Bone Maker ⭐️⭐️
Wham! George & Me ⭐️⭐️
Once & Future Witches ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Eating Stone ⭐️
Black Sun ⭐️⭐️ (March bookspin)
The Summer That Melted Everything ⭐️
The World in a Grain ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Junction, Utah ⭐️
Witch's Heart ⭐️
Say Nothing ⭐️⭐️
Elephant Dawn ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (January doublespin)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress & thanks for letting me know that you got some of your older spins off the list!! 10mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! And hopefully I made your life easier this way. 10mo
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Bingo! | Roger Caron
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My April #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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February #BookSpinBingo results

Midnight In Chernobyl ⭐️⭐️
Emperors of the Deep ⭐️⭐️
Clap When You Land ⭐️⭐️⭐️
World of Wonders ⭐️⭐️
Roma ⭐️
The Project ⭐️
A Little In Love ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Darkfever ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Obsidio ⭐️
Skyward ⭐️ (February #BookSpin!)
Olive, Mabel and Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 11mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to ask...is the way I referred to reading the bookspin/doublespin ok or do you need/want a separate posting? I'm not sure what works for your system. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks A summary post is totally fine!! Basically there are two spots by your name on my list & I check off when you tell me you've read your books, whether it's via a review, summary post, comment on one of my posts, whatever. Since you can't score more than 2 entries per month, it's also not a big deal if someone uses more than one method to let me know, if that makes sense. 11mo
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VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Yes that makes sense. Thanks for the info! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks No problem!! I used to only do it based on review posts, but a lot of people don't have time/don't like posting reviews & I realized that reading the book was the main thing, not the reviewing lol So I adjusted my tracking system a little so that people could get credit no matter how they choose to let me know they read the books. 11mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Oh good, I'm definitely one of those people that don't want to post reviews! I used to write reviews for every book years ago but I grew quite tired of it. Thanks for taking mercy on us non-reviewers haha 11mo
TheAromaofBooks It can definitely get overwhelming, especially when it's a book I read that I doesn't really give me strong feelings, Like oh here is a book is was fun but I already have forgotten half of it lol 11mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Oh totally! I also frequently have too many things I dislike and don't feel like supporting it with quotes etc. Oy. Plus it can take so much time and I finally decided that I would rather be reading more books than reviewing old ones. 11mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 11mo
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March #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

I think I'm late but I haven't checked in order to avoid spoilers. Sorry!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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January #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin recap

Long Way to [...] Planet ⭐️
Entangled Life ⭐️
Hand of Isis ⭐️⭐️
Pirate Nemesis ⭐️
Confessions of Young Nero ⭐️
The Book of Two Ways ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Magic Triumphs ⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Great work getting books checked off, although it looks like some of them were non-winners!!! 12mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Ha, no. Lots of losers. I had more winners that I read but they weren't on the card. I've been really good at reading but not so much off the bingo card. 🤦‍♀️ 12mo
TheAromaofBooks I know the feeling. I think I've done a great job putting my shiniest books on the card... and then somehow others are even shinier!!! 12mo
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks You're like a book crow. 😉 I tend to put books on the list to push me to read them after having them so long, then I keep ignoring them instead... 😬 (edited) 12mo
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Chrissyreadit Your card looks very aesthetically pleasing!💕 12mo
VeganCleopatra @Chrissyreadit 😏 Thank you! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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January's #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin board

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fabulous!! 13mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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December #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo reviews

A Very Punchable Face ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Is This Anything? ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Letters to a Young Poet ⭐️ December #DoubleSpin
Greenlights ⭐️
The Animals in That Country ⭐️
Sea People ⭐️
To Be Taught, If Fortunate ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
On Fire ⭐️⭐️
Fury ⭐️
Dear George, Dear Mary ⭐️ December #BookSpin
Pizza Girl ⭐️
Strange Planet ⭐️
A Christmas Carol ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I completed both spin books for the month of December for two more entries.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great month!!! 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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#BookSpinBingo #BookSpin final results from November.

Hamnet ⭐️⭐️
Spectacle ⭐️
What Can I Do? ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Space Between Worlds ⭐️
Women of the Dunes (August #BookSpin) ⭐️
Into the Planet (November #BookSpin) ⭐️
The Erratics ⭐️⭐️
Fire Season ⭐️

Also finished House of Glass (⭐️⭐️), which was October's #BookSpin. So that is a total of three more entries as of November.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 14mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#BookSpin #BookSpinBingo card for December.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 14mo
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December #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin list.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 14mo
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November #BookSpinBingo card

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 1y
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October #BookSpinBingo had a poor outcome mostly due to library books needing to be read. 🤷‍♀️

Garden Spells 2⭐️
Mama's Last Hug 2⭐️
The Snow Leopard Project 2⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Still a solid month!! 1y
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November #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#BookSpinBingo October board

Thanks as always @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 1y
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#BookSpinBingo #BookSpin

With a day to spare! 😏

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#BookSpinBingo

From the top, left to right:

The Wolf Border 1⭐️
The Yellow House 4.5⭐️
The Way Through the Woods 3⭐️
Supernavigators 2⭐️
Sightlines 3⭐️
In the Hall with the Knife 1⭐️
A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World 2⭐️
Happiness 2⭐️
The Glass Woman 2⭐️ (September #DoubleSpin)
Speak Easy, Speak Love 4⭐️ (September #BookSpin)
Eat the Buddha 2⭐️
My Beloved Brontosaurus 3⭐️
Between Earth and Sky 4.5⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Awesome month!!! 1y
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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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I find the husband unbearable and his obsession with a woman's/wife's obedience is giving me an angry tic at this point. Unless something drastically changes, I'm rooting for the childhood friend for a romance and not this damn husband.

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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September #BookSpinBingo board

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 1y
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Speak Easy, Speak Love | McKelle George
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#BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo

Two rather different novels this month!

Linsy Love those covers! ✨ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Love the cover for The Glass Woman! 1y
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks I like it too. Unfortunately mine is an ebook and I think that is a non-US version...alas, they are so often better. 1y
TheAromaofBooks It's true. Sometimes I order from the Book Depository so I can get the UK editions! 1y
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#BookSpinBingo #BookSpin

So sorry I'm late posting! 🤦‍♀️ At least I think I am, I haven't checked the feed yet.

TheAromaofBooks haha but you still made it, that's the important thing!! 1y
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#BookSpinBingo final board for August

Whose Names Are Unknown ⭐️
The Last of the Elephants ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Wood ⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! You had a great month!! 1y
Nute Awesome! 1y
VeganCleopatra @Nute Thank you! 1y
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Bingo Palace | Louise Erdrich
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#BookSpinBingo

From Dead to Worse ⭐️⭐️
Menagerie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (August's #DoubleSpin)
Rising ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Harp of Kings ⭐️

TheAromaofBooks So many almost-bingos!!! 1y
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#BookSpinBingo

From the top from left to right...

The Overstory ⭐️ (June's #DoubleSpin)
The Wolves of Winter ⭐️
Little Darlings ⭐️
A Bad Day for Sunshine ⭐️
Animal Camp ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Roman Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Sleeping Dictionary ⭐️⭐️
The Spy with the Red Balloon ⭐️⭐️
Children of Liberty ⭐️⭐️ (June's #BookSpin)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Awesome progress!!! 1y
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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#wondrouswednesday

1-Wildflowers in general, no all time fav

2-I always say my favorite word is "no" ? or a curse word. But a regular ol' word would probably be something like facetious.

3-Mystery boxes, escape rooms, boggle etc.
To watch: hockey

Eggs Boggle 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 thanks for joining in 👏🏻💐 1y
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous

Hi! I haven't ordered any books during the pandemic thus far and am not sure how the mail has been (especially now in the US with the USPS issues). So US based people, how slow have Book Depository and Book Outlet orders been for you compared to normal? Thanks for any input!

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#AwesomeAugust

Goals:

📚 Finish 4 books in progress.
📚 Finish additional 4 books.

Andrew65 Good luck. 😊👍 1y
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1- Cooking. I like yard work and I'm far too fussy about cleaning to relinquish it.😬

2- See tagged

3- Sandra Bullock? She's funny and a favorite of mine, she's much older but 🤷‍♀️ Maybe Emma Stone? This is not something I ever think about. 😆

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🤗👍🏼 1y
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The Stand | Stephen King
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1- Impractical Jokers ❤️❤️❤️ (Though isn't the majority of TV a "guilty" pleasure?)

2- My husband (I'm not a sappy person, it's simply true.)

Cosmos_Moon I‘m super thankful for my husband, too 🥰 no sap here 😂 happy Thursday! 1y
VeganCleopatra @Cosmos_Moon 😆 I couldn't let the people think I was sappy, the horror. 😉 1y
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#BookSpinBingo for August!
#BookSpin is Women of the Dunes
#DoubleSpin is Menagerie

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#BookSpinBingo #BookSpin

This is so early for me! I decided not to overthink my list for August. If I read any of these in the next few days I'll post an updated list.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Its Not Me, Its You | Mhairi McFarlane
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No, it's definitely her. 😏

But in all seriousness, I found this wholly boring with a tedious lead character.

I'm not doing great on my #BookSpinBingo but enjoying the format nonetheless.

TheAromaofBooks I'm not doing super great with my own challenge either 😂 But I am planning to have bingo available for August as well, so maybe I'll do better next month!! 2y
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to it! Though it is looking more and more like it'll be many of the same books. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
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The Seamstress | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Panpan

This is more of a 2 of 5 stars but leans more to pan than so-so for me. I loved the setting and historical detail of Brazil. But I greatly disliked the structure choices, the great need for editing, the cliché romance elements and the surprising predictability. I've been looking forward to this one so I was a bit disappointed.

This was my #BookSpin pick for July.

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Sorry this one didn't work for you - sounds like it had a lot of potential, too! 2y
VeganCleopatra @TheAromaofBooks Yes it did. I really thought I would like it. But at least I finally read it after having it for over ten years. 😬😆 2y
TheAromaofBooks I DEFINITELY have books like that! 😂 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#JubilantJuly results!

📚 Completed 3/3 audiobooks
📚 Completed 2/2 graphic novels
📚 Completed 350/1800 physically read pages (does not include graphic novel pages)

Obviously I failed the pages read but considering how bad I have been at taking time to sit down and read this year, I'll take it.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. 2y
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