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wanderinglynn

Joined April 2016

LibraryThing member wanderinglynn

Traveling spherically. https://linktr.ee/wanderinglynn
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I feel seen.

😆😆😆

#bookwormhumor #humor

Jari-chan This is so true 🤣 5h
TheBookgeekFrau Truer words have never been spoken 😂 4h
AmyG Hahahaha….embarrassingly true. 🤣 4h
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squirrelbrain Ha! So true… 4h
BiblioLitten 🙈🙈 4h
Kappadeemom 😂😂😂 4h
Jess So true. Buying/collecting books and reading books are two separate hobbies. 3h
Cinfhen Hilarious 😂 3h
sarahbarnes Wow, this just really sums it up. 😳 3h
BennettBookworm I feel soooo seen 2h
5feet.of.fury Oh no. It‘s me. 2h
ju.ca.no Oh no that‘s too accurate 🙊 52m
Lindy 🙋‍♀️ 50m
RaeLovesToRead @MicheleinPhilly Moi?! 😳😄 47m
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Elsewhere: A Novel | Alexis Schaitkin
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Mehso-so

A melancholy, unsettling book that left me with more questions than answers.

You'll “never know what it‘s like here.”

That's pretty much how I felt. Is it speculative fiction? Magical realism? Female dystopian? Folk horror? A bit of all of the above? Maybe. Kind of. I'm not sure.

I was that strange visitor from Elsewhere in this surreal, particular world. In the end, I'm not even sure what to think.

Book 2 #fabulousfebruary
#roll100 roll 3

Chelsea.Poole I agree! I was really looking forward to this one but it just didn‘t work out well for me 😔 11h
PuddleJumper That's great 3h
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#two4tuesday

1. Normally I‘m a mood reader. But this year, it‘s all about reading challenges, so I have a monthly TBR that I pick from.

2. Any day ending with a y. 😆 This post pretty much sums up my feelings on best day to read: http://www.lonebookclub.com/2014/09/the-best-day-of-week-to-read-book.html?m=1

TheSpineView Love your answer to question #2! And yes, the post does sum it up right nicely! Thanks for playing 21h
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So book buying bans don‘t count when buying a signed edition with an art print & bookmark? Right???

#amiright #failedbookbuyingban #bookhaul

CBee Nope, doesn‘t count 😉😂 2d
marleed Oh you are so right. Besides I think book buying bans are only intended for Wednesdays between the hours of 2 and 3 am :) 2d
ravenlee Sounds like your ART purchase happened to come with a book, and that‘s totally out of your control! 2d
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wanderinglynn @marleed good point! 2d
wanderinglynn @ravenlee I like the way you think! Yes. my art print happened to come with a bonus book. 😉😆 2d
persephone1408 You are very right! 2d
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My building has a bookcase to share books. Our own little free library. I took a couple down and found these two.

TheBookgeekFrau What a great building you live in! 2d
5feet.of.fury Oooh great finds! I love NPH! 2d
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Libraries | Katy Lee
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💯 #truth

I love this Twitter account.

tpixie Great! I‘ll need to check him out! 3d
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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A #blameitonLitsy book -> I ❤️ octopuses + had a Libro.fm credit & needed an audiobook for crafting

Michael Urie narrates for Marcellus & he was perfect. I loved hearing Marcellus‘s POV. As for the story, it's a sweet and, with the addition of Marcellus, unique, albeit a bit predictable. I enjoyed it but it‘s a soft pick as it didn‘t give me all.the.feels like Ove or Harold Fry did.

Book 1 for #fabulousfebraury
Fiction pick for #naturalitsy2023

wanderinglynn @AmyG I‘m making progress! 🪡🧵 4d
AllDebooks I'm sure I have this on my tbr, have now 🙈 4d
AmyG Oooooo 🙌🏻 4d
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dabbe Beautiful cross stitching! 😊 4d
Andrew65 Brilliant and love the cross stitching 👏👏👏 4d
marleed Have you read the companion book to Harold Fry? It made me love Harold all the more. And it‘s ending is incredible. 4d
wanderinglynn @marleed yes! Loved it too! 4d
marleed Omg, Lynn. Yesterday I placed a hold on a 4-hr audiobook to be released Tuesday. I knew nothing other than it was by Rachel Joyce. Our text here reminded me to go read about it. It‘s the third and final in the Harold Fry trilogy! 4d
wanderinglynn Thanks @marleed 😀 I didn‘t know it was coming out! Definitely want to read it. 4d
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@AllDebooks some fungi puzzles to go with the tagged 🧩💚

The left puzzle is from Puzzle Culture.
Top right is Woodland Magic by Elena Essex
Bottom right is Mushrooms by New York Puzzle Co

AllDebooks Oh my, they are stunning!!! 😍 4d
wanderinglynn @AllDebooks I did a blog post last year pairing books with puzzles and I matched the tagged with the Elena Essex puzzle: http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/02/pairing-puzzles-with-books/ 4d
Soubhiville Those are great! This book is on my TBR. Someday… 🍄 4d
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AllDebooks @wanderinglynn that is an amazing blog post. Thanks for sharing x 4d
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I love your blog post; the puzzles you included are so beautiful! 4d
tpixie Lovely puzzles! 3d
LL1964 Thanks Lynn for posting where you bought your puzzles! You always have unique picks! I‘ll check out these websites. 2d
wanderinglynn @LL1964 my pleasure! Puzzles are my other addiction. 😀🧩📚❤️ 2d
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It‘s going to be cold tomorrow so a perfect day to stay inside & read. My #FabulousFebruary goals are:

📚 finish all 3 Library books
📚 read my #LMPBC
📚 read my #bookspin
📚 at least start my #doublespin, #roll100, & #12challenge books

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 5d
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Forestfall | Lyndall Clipstone
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Panpan

Repetitive, generic, predictable. I thought maybe, just maybe some of the issues I had with the first book might have improved. If anything, it was worse. I skimmed major portions of each chapter and still knew exactly what was happening. But at least it‘s off my shelf.

BookHoarder32 That‘s unfortunate… but I love your bookmark 💙 6d
wanderinglynn @BookHoarder32 thanks! It came with the book. 5d
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My February #bookspin is the tagged & #doublespin is The Art of Racing in the Rain.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
Deblovestoread You will need tissues for 6d
forestandcrow The art of racing in the rain made me bawl more than once. So good!! 6d
wanderinglynn Good to know! Thanks @Deblovestoread & @forestandcrow I will make sure I‘m prepared. 6d
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Magic Tides | Ilona Andrews
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I love Kate and Curran. And this was such a fun novella, a day in the life of Kate & Curran in Wilmington keeping a "low profile." Ilona Andrews has built an amazing world and I'm so glad she keeps allowing us to visit.

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January wrap-up: I posted a comprehensive breakdown on my blog, but in short, a total of 20 books -> 17 finished & 3 DNFs. I read every day. And I‘ve started another 2 but won‘t finish them before tomorrow.

A solid start to the year! 🎉

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To save me some time, I listed all 321 TBRs (now 313) on a spreadsheet and then used the RANDBETWEEN function to randomly assign each book a number. I‘m using this list for both #bookspin & #roll100. When I read a book from the list, I delete it and the numbers will be reshuffled for the next month.

dabbe Impressive! 😊 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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ReadingRachael I like this idea! 1w
wanderinglynn @ReadingRachael I found it a lot easier to manage my list to do it this way. 1w
DogMomIrene This makes so much sense! 1w
rabbitprincess Great idea! I didn‘t know about the RANDBETWEEN function—very cool! 1w
wanderinglynn @rabbitprincess there are a couple of functions that could work, but this one worked best for me. 1w
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#two4tuesdsy

1. Surprisingly, the one book I read strictly based on the cover (tagged) ended up being my fave.

2. I needed a book to match January‘s postcard for the postcard reading challenge. The cover of the book has to match something on the postcard. The postcard had a typewriter in it (along with other things), so I just searched for covers with a typewriter. And voilà!

Thanks for the tag @Eggs

Eggs You‘re most welcome 🙏🏻 1w
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I love when a library hold comes in just in time to start a book club. February will be the first month I‘ll actually be on schedule! 🎉

#naturalitsy

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Bailedbailed

I started this book on 12 Jan. Normally, a book this size would take me two, maybe three days. The writing style feels forced, the world building & character building lacks, and the plot is taking too long to get anywhere. After forcing myself to pick it up again tonight, I‘ve decided to admit I‘m not enjoying it and move on.

DNF‘d at 21%

This was my January #doublespin.

julesG Let go of what doesn't spark joy, right? 😉 1w
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just doesn't click! 1w
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Mehso-so

The 3rd Jansen brothers book features the oldest brother Wes. It was okay. I never felt a spark between Wes and Hailey. The meet-cute was awkward and felt a bit over-the-top. The rest was just okay and a bit bland.

Book 1 for #20in4

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Iron and Magic | Ilona Andrews
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#audiopuzzling

Yesterday, I finished Sherlock (1500 pieces) & completed The Capitol (100 pieces) for National Puzzle Day. Today I finished Book Wyrms for International Puzzle Day. 🧩💚📚

Happy Puzzling!

dabbe Love all of these, but the Sherlock ... wow! ❣️ 1w
wanderinglynn @dabbe yes, I love the Sherlock puzzle too. 1w
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Candlemaking | Bob Sherman
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I got my candle order from From The Page, including my Mystery Candle ➡️ Marsyas Island (ocean, sea salt, & orange). Any guess of the book I requested?

Thanks Sarah for recommending From The Page. These candles smell delicious!

Clwojick The Hobbit? 2w
Clwojick Also what are the fragrances for Elven Forest. The name alone has me thinking I‘d love it. I‘m a fan of anything that kind of resembles mens cologne. 😊 2w
wanderinglynn @Clwojick good guess, but no. Elven Forest is moss, fig, woods, & citrus. 2w
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Ambersstarr Hmmm….. you ok 2w
TheKidUpstairs Cerulean Sea? 1w
wanderinglynn @TheKidUpstairs 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 that‘s right! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I got mine yesterday, too!!! Elven Forest and Scottish Highlands are two of my favorites. I'll tag you when I post mine!! 1w
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Who wants to have a readover? 🙋🏼‍♀️📚

I‘m totally onboard for this idea.

Trashcanman That would be perfect, I don't talk much anyhow 2w
dabbe What a wonderfully introverted and coverted idea! 😀 2w
Slajaunie My cousin and I would do this all summer. 2w
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MrsV Great idea! I‘m in! 2w
wanderinglynn @Slajaunie yes! 🙌🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @MrsV 🙌🏻 2w
LeahBergen 👍 2w
Slajaunie Yes! 2w
JenReadsAlot I would be all over that! 2w
Aimeesue Yessssssss! 2w
Enchanted_Bibliophile Love this idea 😍 2w
Bklover That would be fun! 2w
RaeLovesToRead I'm coming! 😊 2w
dabbe @wanderinglynn It reminds me of The Diogenes Club in the Sherlock Holmes stories--a club that Mycroft belonged to where all the men communed together in SILENCE while they read! 🤣😊❣️ 2w
wanderinglynn @dabbe yes, but more fun since I‘d have yummy snacks & we‘d all wear comfy clothes. 😉 2w
dabbe @wanderinglynn Agreed! And no men would be allowed, right? Just gals in their jammies reading = heaven! 🤗 2w
Gissy 🙋🏽‍♀️ 2w
Bookzombie 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2w
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An 80-year-old German man collected and stored over 70k books in a hidden library! And he didn‘t tell anyone about it!

I just want to tour his home. Look at the shelves on the ceiling!

https://bookstr.com/article/70k-books-found-in-hidden-library-in-this-germany-ho...

cinda.marie Wow! 2w
TheKidUpstairs I want ceiling shelves!!! 😍😍😍 2w
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CoverToCoverGirl I actually love those ceiling shelves! 🤩 2w
TheBookgeekFrau Very cool! 2w
LeslieO Wait. How do you get a book off the ceiling shelf? 2w
StaceGhost @LeslieO carefully 2w
Deblovestoread So cool! 2w
Hooked_on_books Those seem like awfully small slats of wood to support an entire shelf of books. This is both beautiful and yikes! 2w
LeslieO @StaceGhost 🤣🤣🤣 2w
BkClubCare Whoa… 2w
Redfae This looks beautiful and terrifying. I can‘t help but see an avalanche of books about to befall. 2w
bnp I want the house for my books! 2w
JenDR I am not sure what I am more impressed by - collecting almost a 100,000 books secretly or the engineering and construction of his house to take the load of that sort of weight. 2w
MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward Talk about dreams and goals discovered! 😍Brilliant! 2w
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Jenny - I got the book today! Looking forward to starting it.

#LMPBC

jen_the_scribe Yay! Happy reading 😊 2w
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My goal is to read 20 hrs.

I need to start The Pillars of the Earth & try to finish my #doublespin Sorcerer to the Crown.

Karons1 @Andrew65 im joining in 😆 2w
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck. 😁 I love Pillars of the Earth. 2w
Andrew65 @Karons1 Great to have you with us, best of luck. 😁 2w
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#wondrouswednesday

1. This week, it‘s a writing competition that I‘m failing at. 🖋️🤷🏼‍♀️ Writer‘s block is causing my stress. To manage stress, I work out, take a walk, do yoga, read.

2. I hope everyone experiences love, laughter, & joy.

Eggs Best of luck with the writing ✍🏻 2w
dabbe Sending good thoughts to kick butt on your writing! ❣️ 2w
wanderinglynn Thank you @dabbe 😘 2w
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Originally written in 1997, I read the 2017 version that has a new preface. This is not an easy read & requires time to absorb all the information. But an important book to read to understand how this structural denial of reproductive justice of Black women threatens the liberty of all women and all Black people.

Book about reproductive rights for #booked2023

Cinfhen Sounds like a tough read. Well done 2w
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Borderlands Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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Asking me to pick a favorite bookstore is like asking me to pick my favorite book—it‘s too hard! 😆 Out of all the bookstores I love, I‘ll give Borderlands Books in San Francisco, CA a slight edge because it‘s all fantasy, SciFi, & horror. I could have spent my entire San Fran trip in this shop. 📚📚📚

Congrats @BennettBookworm on your milestone! And thanks for the opportunity to enter your #20kgiveaway

BennettBookworm Thanks for sharing! I‘ll have to check them out when I‘m next in SF! 2w
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#JoyousJanuary wrap-up

8 books finished and another 3 started. A great start to the new year. I‘m ahead on all my reading challenges! 🎉

Thanks @Andrew65 🥳⭐️📚

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 2w
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Mehso-so

I knew very little about the Spanish Flu other than it happened. This book provided an interesting look into the history & how it changed the world, specifically public health & epidemiology. But I felt it started to bog down in the last half.

Book 7 for #joyousjanuary
About a pandemic for #booked2023

Cinfhen I‘m curious too to learn more about the Spanish Flu but I‘ll have to look for a different book 😁 3w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen @wanderinglynn The tagged book gives a good account of the Spanish Flu in the US, and is a very good read. 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @Andrew65 i always meant to read this one!! Thanks for the reminder 🤓 2w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Hope you enjoy it. 2w
wanderinglynn Thanks for the recommendation @Andrew65 😀 2w
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Magic Strikes | Ilona Andrews
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I got the new Kate Daniel‘s novella and so of course I needed to go back and reread the entire series. Since it‘s a dreary day, I decided to finally dig out my craft stuff and started a new cross stitch project.

It‘s retro in the sense that I‘ve had this craft for a while, a long while. 😆 #litsycrafters

AmyG What are you cross-stitching? I‘d love to see when you are done. 3w
wanderinglynn @AmyG it‘s a wizard. It‘ll probably be a couple of weeks, but I‘ll tag you when I post the finished work. 😀 3w
AmyG Thanks! 3w
LiseWorks I love this series. 2w
wanderinglynn @LiseWorks me too! It‘s one of my faves. 2w
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The book starts with a quote from Terence Ranger, The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 (2003):

“The brevity of the influenza pandemic of 1918 posed great problems to doctors at the time . . . It has posed great problems to historians ever since.”

This is my book about a pandemic for #Booked2023

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I was ecstatic when I found the local library branch was only 1 block from my new place. Getting my library card was one of the first things I did when I moved here.

#librariesrule

MoonWitch94 I am forever jealous of folks who have great libraries. My library is a huge, beautiful building that serves my town (population 70K) and it‘s useless. They don‘t have many new releases, they only purchase one or two copies if they DO and they have a very limited ebook selection, too. All that money for nothing 😔 And if you donate books, they sell them. Not fill empty selves with books! 3w
claudiuo I live in an area that has a good library but the next county over has one of the best library systems in the country. Since I am not a resident, I pay to get access and I don't have a problem at all to do so, it is well worth. I love the selection, especially the ebooks and audiobooks. 3w
wanderinglynn @MoonWitch94 that‘s disappointing. It is a benefit to live in a large metro area. My local branch isn‘t all that big, but it‘s one of 26 branches in DC. So their catalog is rather extensive. 3w
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wanderinglynn @claudiuo that‘s wonderful! 3w
claudiuo Also have to mention little free libraries: not the same thing as an actual library but still... 😁. I've been told I am obsessed with LFLs and I have to admit I am, I am going out of my way to find them cause they are awesome. For me they are a great way to discover books that otherwise I may not even know about; at least a third of the books I read last year came from LFLs. 3w
Chrissyreadit @claudiuo ohhh! Where? 3w
claudiuo @Chrissyreadit They are everywhere. Recently they added a new map that works really well, I use it all the time, for both local searches and when I travel: https://app.littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap (edited) 3w
Chrissyreadit @claudiuo I meant library system 3w
claudiuo @Chrissyreadit Oh, sorry... Salt Lake County, Utah. Haven't checked lately but a few years back they were #7 in US for number of ebooks, if I'm not mistaken. (edited) 3w
LibraryFairy Love the library!!! I‘m in a very large library system as well and it‘s incredible. I‘ve never not been able to find a book and over the past two years I‘ve checked out over 100. They also have really cool programs and group reads! 3w
marleed I just read last week that my library (actually reciprocal to my actual library) was the #9 in library loans through use of overdrive/Libby. Pretty cool. I utilize it every week and play this game where every time I checkout/download a library book I theoretically deduct $15 from my federal taxes. 3w
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OMG! Thank you Ashley! What a fabulous #travelingstars letter. ⭐️💌 You went all out!

And also a belated thank you for the beautiful birthday card you sent. I have enjoyed the beautiful colors during these gray winter days 💜

StaceGhost Wow! This is so beautiful! 3w
BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 3w
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Mehso-so

A story of two teens, each with their own struggles, who meet & become BFFs. It was okay. The writing felt like it was meant for more middle grade than YA, but some of the subject matter was more teen than MG. While a sweet story, it really wasn‘t my cup of tea.

I did like the message “Be Awesome”

Book 7 for #joyousjanuary
Quiet YA for winter #booked2023
Book 6/50 for #readoffmyshelf

Andrew65 Well done on finishing, 7 books is excellent 👏👏👏 3w
Cinfhen Agreed, lovely message 😁 3w
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Say No to the Duke | Eloisa James
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Part of my issue was the narrator. While she did okay on voices for the characters, she had an odd cadence that bugged me. As for the story, it took until chapter 6 to get to the wager. And the. I felt the story rambled. I liked Jeremy but thought Betsy was a bit bland. I just got a bit bored.

Book 6 for #joyousjanuary

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🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

AmyG Yes! I just saw this, too. Love that man. 3w
Aimeesue It amuses me that the people behind attempts to ban books don't understand that they're actually driving interest in those books. Strange. 3w
OriginalCyn620 Yes!! 🙌🏻 3w
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sarahbarnes So awesome. 💫 3w
swishandflick It all pisses me off. Why discourage reading?? Be glad your kids WANT to read and are inquisitive about different cultures, viewpoints, and lifestyles. 3w
CarrieStavish Facts!!! 3w
dabbe Sent this to ALL my English teacher friends who cannot teach ANYTHING that is not on the district list. It used to not be like that. Not anymore, and yes, @swishandflick, it pisses me off, too!🤬 3w
TNbookworm 👏👏👏 3w
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Received the February postcard for the postcard reading challenge. Now to find a book where the cover matches something on this postcard.

Suggestions are welcome!

IndoorDame I haven‘t read either, but The Thirteenth Tale and The Book of Speculation are both on my TBR and both have stacks of books on the covers 3w
Ambersstarr How did you enter to win this? 3w
wanderinglynn @Ambersstarr I didn‘t win anything. It‘s a reading challenge where you have to match the monthly postcard to a book cover and then read that book. It‘s hosted by Your Adventure Awaits, who runs an Etsy store. There are prizes, but not until the end of the year. (edited) 3w
Ambersstarr Oh ok! That‘s really cool! 3w
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Mehso-so

Not in database.

I saw the audible bonus challenge, had a credit, so I got Townshipped. I wanted to like this more. I liked Em. I liked Aiden. I like the amnesia trope.

But . . .

This book could be cut in half because the majority was Em & Aiden having too much internal dialogue about liking the other & being worried about it not being reciprocated. It felt like middle school. Does he like me? Does she like me? What did that look mean? Ugh.

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#two4tuesday

1. Right now it would be someplace warm & tropical where I could kayak, snorkel, hike, & maybe some yoga. ☀️🌴

2. Audio because I know myself and would be busy having adventures to pick up a book except on the plane ride to and from.

TheSpineView Warm weather is what I crave midwinter. Thanks for playing! 3w
PhilipE Do we still have winter ? I thought we killed it already. I‘m Ohio it‘s pushing 70 degrees 3w
wanderinglynn @PhilipE 😳 That‘s really warm for January! But we have winter here in DC. It‘s only 40 today with overcast skies & a gale warning. 💨 3w
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Mehso-so

This book is an attempt to balance nature writing with a memoir, taking the reader through the scientific history of the eel with memories of fishing with his father. Unfortunately, there isn't enough known about the eel to write an entire book, and so there are rather a lot of extraneous bits only marginally connected to eels.

Book 4 for #joyousjanuary
Described by balance for #booked2023
#naturalitsy

Andrew65 Wow, 4 books already 👏👏👏 3w
Cinfhen I tried this book awhile ago but I wasn‘t feeling it - it‘s been in hibernation but honestly it‘s probably never coming back out😉 3w
Fr3NcHtOaSt This is on my TBR. I read a few pages at my local Barnes and Noble and liked it so far. See how I like the rest of the book. 3w
AllDebooks Great, honest review. X 2w
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The Singles Table | Sara Desai
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The start of my February TBR:
Roll 1: The Singles Table by Sara Desai
Roll 2: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Roll 3: Elsewhere by Alexis Schatkin

#Roll100 is definitely helping with my #ReadOffMyShelf challenge.

I also set-up my TBR spreadsheet to randomize the titles. So each month it will be a surprise which ones will be that month‘s #roll100 & #bookspin 😀 I do love a good spreadsheet!

IndoorDame I really liked Winter People! 3w
wanderinglynn @IndoorDame good to hear! 3w
PuddleJumper That is such a great idea! Is that an easy thing to set up? 3w
wanderinglynn @PuddleJumper yes! I listed all the books and in column A, I used the formula =RANDBETWEEN(1,317) and copied that formula for every book entry. 317 because I have 317 on my list. When I read a book, I delete that row, & update the formula to 316. Then I resort by column A and it re-numbers all the remaining books. 3w
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Lakesedge | Lyndall Clipstone
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Panpan

Not my cup of tea. But it‘s another book off my shelf. And I will read book 2 mostly because I already have it and I am oddly curious to see if the author improved any.

This was my January #LMPBC book & so I won‘t go into detail about my thoughts. But I‘ve left a review on SG if you want to know.

Book 3 for #joyousjanuary
#roll100 roll 3 book
Book 5 for #readoffmyshelf2023

PuddleJumper That's great! 3w
Andrew65 Well done on completing it, a shame it wasn‘t more enjoyable. 👏👏👏 3w
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Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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Travel & Leisure has an article on beautiful librairies 😍

https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/architecture-design/worlds-most-...

persephone1408 Omg! I wanna put all these books in order lol 3w
Leftcoastzen Trinity library was amazing. Book of Kells they turn a page , not sure the frequency. 3w
dabbe Now that's a sanctuary. ❣️ 3w
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Mehso-so

An enemies to friends to lovers romance. A bit cheesy with no spice, hence the so-so rating. Not quite as good as the first Jansen brothers book, but it was a fun, fast read.

Book 2 for #joyousjanuary

Andrew65 Well done, just a shame it wasn‘t better. 👏👏👏 (edited) 3w
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Ten Rules for Faking It | Sophie Sullivan
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A cute romance that had a good balance of light-hearted rom-com while providing a good portrayal of a character who has social anxiety. There‘s no spice (it‘s a slow burn) but it‘s a sweet HEA.

Book 1 for #joyousjanuary 🎉

Andrew65 Looks good. Well done 👏👏👏 4w
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Winners | Donna Ball
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The 3 names I drew for my #300kBirthdayGiveaway are:

@erzascarletbookgasm
@TieDyeDude
@BethM

Please send your mailing address and the book title you want to lynn@wanderinglynn.com

Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes and for entering. 💜 I wish I could send a book to everyone who entered.

Meshell1313 Congrats everyone! 🎉📚 4w
Roary47 Yay! Congratulations!! 🎊🎈🎉 4w
AmyG Congrats all! 🎉 4w
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BethM No way!!!! Thank you!!!! 4w
RowReads1 Woot! Congratulations!🎉 4w
LeahBergen Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4w
TieDyeDude Thank you!!! 📖 4w
Megabooks Congratulations and I hope you had a great birthday, Lynn!! 🥳🥳🥳 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! This is wonderful! Thank you! 😍 4w
AsYouWish Congrats to the winners!!!!💙💙💙 3w
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Ten Rules for Faking It | Sophie Sullivan
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“While there might be varying degrees of magnitude as to how much, Everly Dean firmly believed that birthdays sucked.”

Funny coincidence me picking up this book & this being the first line since today is my birthday & I‘ve been stuck inside since I tested positive for Covid on Monday. Luckily my symptoms have been almost nothing except a bad cold, but it sucks being quarantined on my birthday. 😞

Suet624 Happy birthday! And I'm sorry about being quarantined. 😍 4w
wanderinglynn @Suet624 thank you! 💜 4w
Soubhiville Happy birthday. Hope you feel better soon. 4w
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wanderinglynn @Soubhiville thank you! 💜 4w
mabell That stinks! What bad timing! Good at least your symptoms are mild. And Happy Birthday! 🎉📚🎁🎂 4w
wanderinglynn Thank you @mabell 💜 4w
jamield1993 Happy Birthday! We had it over Christmas in our house. I hope you feel better soon 💕 4w
bthegood Happy Birthday and get well soon (wishes that are not fun together🤣) - 4w
bnp Blch!! Celebrate your birthday when you feel better. 🥳🎁🎂💃 4w
wanderinglynn Thank you @bnp 💜 I will! 4w
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I picked up this book simply because it had a typewriter on its cover for the postcard reading challenge. I did not know what it was about when I started it. I started it and couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting. I found the essays thought provoking.

DivineDiana Questions. 1) You have a typewriter?!? 2) Postcard Reading Challenge? 🧐 4w
wanderinglynn @DivineDiana it is the Lego typewriter (so it doesn‘t really type but does look cool). Although I do want to get a real typewriter. The postcard reading challenge - I explain it here: http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/12/30/2023-reading-goals/ 4w
Leftcoastzen I have 3 manual type writers ,love the Lego one! 4w
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen 💜 I really, really want to get an old 1960s era typewriter. 4w
bnp This sounds fascinating! And the postcard challenge sounds fun. I think I'll join in. 4w
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I have my book stack ready for #joyousjanuary readathon

📖 finish Sorcerer to the Crown (if I don‘t finish today)
📕 read at least 250 pages of The Pillars of the Earth for #chunksterchallenge
📗 The Book of Eels for #naturalitsy
📘 The Poetry of Strangers for the postcard challenge
📙 Lakesedge for #LMPBC
📚 And in between 👆🏻, read my library check-outs

Andrew65 Great goals. Have a good Readathon and good luck. 😍 4w
AllDebooks Great planning, good luck x 4w
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There‘s still a few hours left to enter my #300kBirthdayGiveaway 🎉

Just repost with the hashtag #300kBirthdayGiveaway, tag me + a book you‘d love to receive.

Winners will be announced in the morning!

LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 4w
wanderinglynn Thank you @LeahBergen 😘💜 4w
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