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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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1. Legendborn; White Smoke; The Story Girl
2. Get my committee reading done; 100 books; keep my Goodreads, tracking spreadsheet and reading journal up to date; keep the new Silent Reading Club I started going for the year
3. Haven't finished anything yet, but Legendborn was the first newly started.
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White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Here's my January #BookSpinBingo board! Since I'm already listening to White Smoke it works out great that's in the center spot. My #BookSpin is In the Wild Light and my #DoubleSpin is The Project and I'm looking forward to both. Totally forgot to put my #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead The Story Girl in there so it will be one of the free spaces.
Thanks again @theAromaofBooks for organizing!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 3w
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White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Happy New Year! Sadly my 2022 reading planner has been delayed so made my January #BookSpin list in a random notebook instead. Since my Library cancelled the silent reading club they had after a few months last year, I decided to start my own. With that scheduled reading time, my hopes are high that I'll get through a solid chunk of these this month. Already listening to White Smoke and it's super creepy!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! My parents got me this sweatshirt which delighted me so much, I immediately had to put it on (which delighted them). In case the print is too small for some to see: "One does not stop buying books just because there is no more shelf space."

AmyG No. We don‘t! Great shirt. 4w
wanderinglynn Fantastic shirt! ❤️ 4w
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#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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#BookReport Finished 3 of 7!
Lamb is a new friend's favorite, so read it on her recommendation: good and clever in bits, but pretty racist and sexist in others.
Chronicles of Avonlea: comforting; just as I remember it.
#murdertrending: a little over the edge in violence for me, but a quick read that I couldn't put down.
The Anthropocene Reviewed, Ace of Spades and Other Words for Home all remain in progress.
Didn't get to start Grown.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I love your word choice …comforting!!! Not many books fall under that category anymore 2mo
Cinfhen Great week 😊 2mo
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Raybearer | Jordan Ifueko
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1. Ebooks: Other Words for Home and Raybearer; Audio: Further Chronicles of Avonlea and The Anthropocene Reviewed; Print: Ace of Shades
2. Chronicles of Avonlea
3. The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare
@rachelsbrittain

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Ace of Shades | Amanda Foody
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Goals for #NovelNovember:
1. Finish two of the books I've been partway through for quite awhile: Ace of Shades (finally!) and Other Words for Home.
2. Keep up with the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead of Further Chronicles of Avonlea
3. Listen to some of The Anthropocene Reviewed each day (already done for today!).
4. Write and submit at least 5 reviews for my current committee.
5. Review 5 storytime picture books on Goodreads.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Chronicles of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast time!
🎧Chronicles of Avonlea is for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead with a story a day.
🎧 Only 30 min left of Lamb, so when that's done it's on to The Anthropocene Reviewed.
💻Halfway through Other Words for Home as an ebook via hoopla. After that, #murdertrending is up next.
📘Print is a struggle for me these pandemic days, so Ace of Shades has been in progress forever. If I finally finish it this week, it's on to Grown.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on this one - I just read it in print ( wonderful) but I‘m thinking audio will be EVEN BETTER 2mo
Bkwrm7 @Cinfhen I was very unsure when I was listening to the intro if this was going to be my thing at all, but I'm several essays in and adoring it. So many interesting facts about such a wide variety of things all mixed with Green's unique viewpoint! Just great. 2mo
Cinfhen Yeah, it‘s amazing where his mind will go / he‘s so likeable 🥰 2mo
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Lamb | Christopher Moore
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1. Lamb, Chronicles of Avonlea, Other Words for Home, and Ace of Shades
2. I use the BookRiot spreadsheet, a bare bones list in the notes on my phone, Goodreads, and Litsy, but my Owlcrate Reading Journal is my favorite because it's so pretty. 😁
3. Lamb was actually the last as I tried to see how it linked to other Christopher Moore books.
#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Chronicles of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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Listened to my first story from the Chronicles of Avonlea today for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - it was awfully nice to visit with Anne again. I very much enjoyed this brief, but amusing story about Theodora and Ludovic's courtship.

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Absolutely beautiful morning for some reading on the deck. I am determined that this week I'm finally going to finish this Nancy Drew book that's a prequel to the superfun TV show! While I'm here, here's the rest of my #WeeklyForecast
🎧 Emily Climbs (#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead) and The Downstairs Girl for Sep YA book club
📘If I finish the Nancy Drew, hoping to finish Ace of Spades next.
💻Other Words for Home, then Battle Royal
@Cinfhen

Charityann Yay Nancy Drew!😄 5mo
Cinfhen I LOVE this weekly forecast and getting to see your smiling face 🥰🤩 5mo
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And here's my September #BookSpinBingo board. The first Unicorn Rescue Society book is my #BookSpin - it's on one of my state's reader's choice lists so it will be good to cross that off. #DoubleSpin is Wench - part of my most recent #bookhaul and one I think I'm going to love. That line second from the bottom is looking promising for a Bingo since two are already in process and one is finished - maybe this will be my month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 5mo
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Finally posting my #BookSpinBingo results. 6 books in Aug - no #BookSpin, but read and greatly enjoyed my #DoubleSpin City of Ghosts! Middle grade spooky is about the right level of spooky for me; the narration and humor were positives. Might finish the trilogy someday, but I'm often bad about that. Also listened to Emily of New Moon and Keep This to Yourself. Read Dial A for Aunties, Framed! and my free space was Headliners.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 5mo
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2021 is shaping up to be a year I definitely won't forget. On my way home from work last Wed night, another driver ran a red light hitting the back passenger side of my car and spinning me at least 180 degrees. I am incredibly lucky to have walked away with bruises and aches; the ER doc said I should heal up in a couple weeks although I should keep an eye on how I feel. Treated myself to some retail therapy at my local BN's moving sale yesterday.

Chrissyreadit Glad you are ok! 5mo
Librarybelle Oh my! Glad you are okay! 5mo
TiredLibrarian Glad you're OK! And I hope your B&N is just going to another location in your area and not leaving. 5mo
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Bkwrm7 Thanks for the well wishes @Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle and @TiredLibrarian - and yes, the B&N is actually moving closer to me - the new location will be about 5 minutes from the library where I work which is great news! 5mo
wanderinglynn So glad you‘re okay. 💚 5mo
ju.ca.no Oh wow, glad you‘re okay🙏🏼🙏🏼 5mo
Bkwrm7 Thank you @wanderinglynn and @ju.ca.no - definitely feeling very lucky to be attempting to return to work already tomorrow although we will see how that goes! 5mo
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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Getting a very late start on #BookSpinBingo for August after taking several months off, but here's my board. I've already finished a couple of these at least. Maybe this will be the month I actually get a Bingo!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you along!! 5mo
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Emily of New Moon | Lucy M Montgomery
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Breakfast, tea and my #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead chapter for today - a great way to start my Saturday!

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Friday was a come from behind victory! And it was quite the thrill to get to go back and play more Jeopardy. Tune in Monday to see if I can keep it going! #jeopardy

vivastory Good luck!! 6mo
Bkwrm7 @vivastory Thanks! 6mo
Hooked_on_books Oh wow, this is amazing! 👏🏼 6mo
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wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Good luck! 6mo
Librarybelle Yay! Good luck! 6mo
Sharpeipup Congrats & good luck! 6mo
mdemanatee Huzzah! Sending you all the good thoughts! 6mo
rachelsbrittain Ahh how cool! Good luck!! 6mo
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So......that happened! If you missed seeing me on Jeopardy! yesterday, you've got another chance today. One of the best experiences of my life, hands down. #jeopardy Find where to watch here: https://www.jeopardy.com/watch

BeaG Awesome!! 6mo
FelinesAndFelonies Congratulations!! How neat! 6mo
Traci1 Holy moly, wow! So cool. ❤ 6mo
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Bkwrm7 Thanks! Such an unbelievable experience! @BeaG @FelinesAndFelonies @Traci1 6mo
quietjenn Hooray! So fun watching you tonight. 👏 6mo
Bkwrm7 Thanks @quietjenn - I cannot get over how much fun the whole thing was - in part because the other contestants were all such lovely people as well as the Jeopardy staff. The winning part probably doesn't hurt either! 😆😆😆 6mo
quietjenn @Bkwrm7 it sounds like a wonderful experience (and I'm sure the winning is very nice!). 6mo
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Hello friends - I have exciting news! I am going to be on Jeopardy! Thursday, July 8. You can look up where to watch in your area here: https://www.jeopardy.com/about/find-your-station
The tagged book is one of the ways I studied!

vivastory How awesome! Congrats! 7mo
Bkwrm7 @vivastory Thank you! 7mo
merelybookish That's awesome! 7mo
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Linsy Congrats!!! I'm so gonna watch 😃 7mo
KristenDuck So cool!! 7mo
Hooked_on_books NO WAY!!!!! You‘re now my new hero! That‘s so badass! 7mo
Bianca Congrats! 7mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s amazing! 7mo
Bkwrm7 Thank you all! It was the experience of a lifetime! 7mo
quietjenn So awesome! 7mo
wanderinglynn How awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
staci.reads Oh wow! Awesome! 7mo
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The Wicker King | K. Ancrum
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Our plan to spend this hot weekend resting inside in the air conditioning has taken a turn as our air conditioner decided it has had enough of the heat and quit. Oh well. Getting in some deck reading time this morning before it gets too hot to be comfortable out here. Right now it's lovely at least! The Wicker King is for tomorrow's book club, but I'm just starting it now- fingers crossed it's a quick read.

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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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Oh good! Because I was definitely buying those new books anyway........😆😆😆

ICantImReading 😂😂😂 8mo
BookishMarginalia I‘m all for that! 8mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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My Independent Bookstore Day order arrived! Hooray! Now to decide which one to read first.......what's that you say? I'm already in the middle of 3 other books? I mean, I guess some people do the whole finish one book before they start another, but where's the fun in that? Now, if you'll just excuse me, I'll be over here with my new pretties!

LiteraryinLawrence I vote for Dial A but they all look great! 9mo
rachelsbrittain Arsenic and Adobo is excellent but I've also heard good things about the others, too! I don't think you can go wrong here haha 9mo
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My library started a really cool thing this year that it turns out I love - a Silent Reading Club! Everyone gets together via Zoom, reads for an hour and then talks about their reads for 10 minutes. Made it through a good chunk of A Stranger in Town tonight - was going to split my time but Rockton always sucks me right in! Sadly they are stopping it after this month and I can't make the rest of the May dates so tonight was my last one. 😥

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Ace of Shades | Amanda Foody
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Weekend vibes! Sitting on the deck with the hubby, some wine and a book. We have a Korean spice bush that has just bloomed and smells amazing.

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Tiffany Girl: A Novel | Deeanne Gist
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Well it's been a bit since I've posted, but getting back into it with a #WeeklyForecast post. Anne of Ingleside is for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead which I continue to love. Tiffany Girl was for last month's romance book club and I am struggling to finish it. They Called Us Enemy was last month's YA book club pick; got halfway through and then stalled so hoping to finish it this week. The other two are from my shelves and just for fun.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Welcome back ❣️❣️❣️ 9mo
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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Finished my first #BookSpin title of the year! This was February's #BookSpin and it was a fun, soapy, drama and puzzle-filled mystery. The sequel comes out this fall and I only wish it was coming sooner. The whole thing felt like it was perfect for a TV series adaptation so wasn't surprised to hear that Amazon Prime has picked it up for development. Not my favorite of Barnes' work in the end, but still great!
@TheAromaofBooks

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Well it's back to work tomorrow and I can't say I'm super excited. One of the things I spent some time on last week was updating my reading journal which was fun at least and means I've got an actual #WeeklyForecast - although being back at work means I probably won't make as much progress as I would like. Depending on when I finish A Bollywood Affair there may also be another audiobook although I haven't picked exactly what yet.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed your time off!! Hopefully you find time for reading and work won‘t be too stressful 10mo
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A Bollywood Affair | Sonali Dev
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#MarvellousMarch Readathon starts today so here are my too ambitious goals:
1. Finish A Bollywood Affair for book club
2. Keep up with the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead of Anne's House of Dreams
3. Owlcrate-a-thon starts Monday so I want to start one of my tbr for that: Ace of Shades, Pride (Feb #DoubleSpin), or Sorcery of Thorns
4. Finish Soul of Stars
5. At least start Shadow and Bone to prep for the new Netflix series in April
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 10mo
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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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I am delighted to be officially on vacation at home. No work again until Monday 3/15! 🎉🥳🎉 My husband has a huge work project right now too, so my plans include lots and lots of reading. If the weather cooperates hopefully a lot will be outside! It's still a little chilly (yes, that's snow on my deck), but at 50°F I'm willing to layer up to get in some time in the sun. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a favorite author so I'm excited to start this one!

mdemanatee That sounds fantastic! Enjoy! 11mo
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Jane Anonymous | Laurie Faria Stolarz
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Trying out using Canva instead of PicCollage to make my #BookSpinBingo board. If I decide I like it, I think (and hope) this will be faster to update next month. This is a mix of library stuff I currently have checked out, book club books and books I own. Jane Anonymous is my #BookSpin and Frankly in Love is my #DoubleSpin, but I'll probably be attempting my currently unread Jan and Feb Bookspin picks before I try those.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 11mo
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Jane Anonymous | Laurie Faria Stolarz
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Here is my March #BookSpinBingo list. Jane Anonymous is my #BookSpin and Frankly in Love is my #DoubleSpin. Hoping to post my Bingo card layout tomorrow. I have a whole glorious week off next week while my husband has a big project at work so I'm hoping for a ton of reading time!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I posted the numbers yesterday, so just let me know if you can't find them!!! 11mo
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Forbidden | Beverly Jenkins
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February #BookSpinBingo final board. No Bingos, but definitely better progress than last month! Favorites were SHOUT and Forbidden. Once again my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin remain as TBRs, but I'm almost done with my last in progress read and they are up next Only working a half day tomorrow so looking forward to putting together my March board as well as updating my reading journal. And, you know, getting some reading in!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 11mo
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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Ok, didn't look at the February numbers or the #BookSpinBingo layout before making my list and board. So here it is in all its very late glory. Figured I might as well post my progress so far since it's so late in the month. My #BookSpin is The Inheritance Games and my #DoubleSpin is Pride. Excited to read both. If I get to my January #BookSpin/#DoubleSpin those will go into free spaces.
@TheAromaofBooks

Librariana You're doing great! Can't wait to hear what you think of "Pride" ? I think I've mentioned in the past (I'm a bit of a broken record about it, actually! Lol!) that I'm a big fan of modern retellings of "Pride & Prejudice". I'm reading one right now! 11mo
Bkwrm7 @Librariana I am also a fan of Austen retellings and have heard such great things about Pride. I've also heard some buzz about Pudge and Prejudice and now I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Better late than never - looks great!! 11mo
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Finally posting my results from January's #BookSpinBingo and they're not great. No Bingos and didn't get my #BookSpin (Pet) or my #DoubleSpin (Tyler Johnson Was Here) read yet. Free Spaces were Anne of the Island and Yes No Maybe So. On to figuring out February's board (also late). Hopefully that will go better!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Still good progress!!! 11mo
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Spill Zone | Scott Westerfeld
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Here are my goals for #JoyousJanuary
1. Read three books in print including finishing Spill Zone
2. Finish my current audiobook and at least one other
3. Catch up on reviews for the committee I'm serving on.
Thanks for organizing this @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great goals. Good luck 😊👍 (edited) 12mo
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The Underneath | Kathi Appelt
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1. I painted this at one of those paint along classes. It's fine, but what I really like is paper crafting. I'm a Stampin' Up demonstrator technically, but I really only have one customer - me!
2. Today I am thankful that I have tomorrow off! Planning to catch up on some reading and writing.
Thanks for the tag @Cosmos_Moon #ThankfulThursday

BeaG Beautiful painting! 12mo
Bkwrm7 @BeaG Thank you! 12mo
Cosmos_Moon It is whimsical! Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend 🥰 12mo
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Yes No Maybe So | Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
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#WeeklyForecast time! Yes No Maybe So is for tomorrow night's book club, might not finish, but will try. Forbidden is next on audio after that for next week's book club. Still keeping up with the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead while Materiality as Resistance is a chapter a week for Sunday School.
I really need to set some time aside for print reading though to knock Spill Zone and Heart of Iron out.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen How many bookclubs do you belong too? Do they all meet on a monthly basis?? Thank Gd for my bookclub...it gives me something to look forward to each month 🙌🏻 12mo
Bkwrm7 @Cinfhen Two right now, both over Zoom through my library: YA and Romance. They do meet monthly although I don't make it every month. But yes, they have been a great way to stay connected to people despite the pandemic! 12mo
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Yes No Maybe So | Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
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1. Just started Yes No Maybe So yesterday for tomorrow's book club. Digging it so far, but not sure I'll have time to finish it. Also reading Spill Zone, Anne of the Island, Heart of Iron,, and Materiality as Resistance.
2. Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
3. Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles was one of my favorites from last year.
#WeekendReads
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Red Hood | Elana K. Arnold
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#BookReport Finished Red Hood yesterday and while I wasn't sure about it at first, I ended up being all in. Made some progress with Spill Zone and kept up with Anne of the Island for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead but once again Heart of Iron got shoved aside and I'm really leaving my reading for tomorrow's Sunday School to the last minute because I haven't touched the Bruggeman all week.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed Red Hood ❤️ 12mo
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Anne of the Island | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Continuing to enjoy my #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - I had forgotten this whole interlude where Anne covers a school for the summer, but it all came back to me with "Jog along, black mare." ?
If I recall, today's chapter sets up a funny scene to come with the hired boy from next door.
The Barbara Caruso narrations disappeared from hoopla, but luckily libro.fm has them which feels like a great way to spend some of my stored up credits.
@BarbaraJean

BarbaraJean Haha—Yes, the mare brought it all back!! And I‘d forgotten about the scene to come, but I think you‘re right! 12mo
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Red Hood | Elana K. Arnold
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I'm a day late with my #WeeklyForecast but better late than never! The Bruggemann is for Sunday School and Anne of the Island is for #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead Made a lot of progress on the Red Hood audio today; it is unique and I wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first, but I'm almost halfway through now and thoroughly hooked. Heart of Iron keeps getting pushed aside for other things, but I'm determined to finish it this month!
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen That‘s awesome when you find a book that captivates you!! Of course laundry suffers, but that‘s ok!!! 13mo
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Red Hood | Elana K. Arnold
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1. On audio: Red Hood and Anne of the Island. In print: Heart of Iron; Spill Zone Vol 1; Materiality as Resistance
2. The Dozier School for Boys - young adult non-fiction on a disturbing topic I knew nothing about.
3. 2020 was not great for my reading and I missed that in my cultural life. So aiming to get back to over 100 books. I'd also like to keep Litsy, Goodreads and my reading journal up to date regularly.
#weekendreads
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Red Hood | Elana K. Arnold
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Here is my first ever #BookSpinBingo card! I didn't include my book club books so those will go in some of the free spaces. My #BookSpin is Pet and my #DoubleSpin is Tyler Johnson Was Here. Making some more progress on Red Hood today on audio and will probably start Spill Zone in print. Red Hood is interesting so far and is narrated by one of my favorites: January LaVoy.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 13mo
Librariana "Spill Zone" was an interesting one for sure! I hope you'll get to "With the Fire on High", one of my favorites by Elizabeth Acevedo ("Clap When You Land" would probably be at the top of that list! ?) "Pet" was on my list some months back and I didn't get to it. Maybe I can rectify that this month! I ? your Bingo card. You have lots of excellent selections! ? 13mo
Bkwrm7 @Librariana Thanks! Spill Zone is due back at the library and since it's a graphic novel, I figured I might have a chance to get through it before Monday. I actually have Clap When You Land, too and it was a toss up which one to add. I went with With the Fire on High because I've had it longer. I started Pet last fall for a book club, but ran out of time and set it aside, but now seems like a great time to get to it! 13mo
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Red Hood | Elana K. Arnold
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I'm hoping to post more on Litsy in 2021, so trying out #BookSpinBingo for the first time! Here is my list of 20 titles. I just started the tagged book; fingers crossed this gives me a kickstart and I get through a bunch of these this month! #BookSpin #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Annie1215 I think you‘ll love it, it‘s kept me so focused on my reading! 13mo
Bkwrm7 @Annie1215 That's great to hear because 2020 had my lowest number of reads in years and I would love to get back on track this year! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! 13mo
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Insatiable | Meg Cabot
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#OutstandingOctober wrapup:
1. Finished Insatiable for romance book club (although I would not consider it a romance); did not finish Slasher Girls & Monster Boys for YA book club, but still working on it.
2. Still up to date on my #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
3. Did not finish any other books
Got a ton of hiking done on our vacation though and used the hot tub at our rental house daily, so that was nice!
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏🍾🥂🥳 Thanks for playing along. 😊 1y
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Insatiable | Meg Cabot
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Read this for the new romance book club at my library and, look. I see how Cabot is playing with vampire tropes and found some of that amusing, but, friends - This? This is not a romance. There is no Happy Ever After at the end or even a Happy For Now. I don't know if the two books were intended to be one originally (The 2nd book ends with HFN at least)? Or if the whole thing was supposed to be a trilogy? But, nope. Not a romance on its own.

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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I can just imagine Anne's devastation at the results of this whole episode - although like Marilla much of it makes me laugh. Especially the story about the mouse in the pudding! And this is the chapter with Anne's famous "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." quote. I'm so glad that @BarbaraJean suggested the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - it is bringing me much joy this month!

BarbaraJean I‘m so glad it‘s bringing you joy! It has been such a bright spot in my days, too! 1y
MayJasper Love the illustration 👍 1y
TheAromaofBooks Watching Marilla's sense of humor develop is one of my favorite parts of this book. I'm not sure she would have found the dead mouse as funny when Anne first arrived! 1y
rubyslippersreads My cats think mouse in pudding sauce sounds delicious! 😹 1y
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1. Yes! Swimming in middle school and tennis from grade school through high school. Soccer when I was tiny. Bowling from grade school all the way through now. Disc golf since college. Stefan Edberg was one of my favorite tennis players. He won the sportsmanship award so many times they named it after him!
2. A week of vacation! There has been hiking and puzzles and family LEGO building.

#ThankfulThursday Thanks for the tag @Cosmos_Moon !

Cosmos_Moon Glad you are having a lovely vacation! Lots of fun sports 🤩 1y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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The cover illustration of my edition of Anne is from today's chapter of the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - love Anne's highly decorated hat! Making reasonable progress on the #OutstandingOctober readathon. Listened to some of three different books today and read the latest Phoebe and Her Unicorn over the weekend.

BarbaraJean That‘s a great illustration! I love thinking of Anne in her flower-adorned hat, shocking all the other church-goers. 😂 1y
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Insatiable | Meg Cabot
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Even though I completely failed at my goals for the September Readathon, I'm going to give it another go this month - maybe with more success since after work tomorrow I'm on vacation for a week! Goals:
1. Finish both my book club books (Slasher Girls & Monster Boys and Insatiable)
2. Continue to keep up with the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
3. Finish at least one of the other books I'm currently reading.
#OutstandingOctober @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍Hope you do well, but any reading is a success in my books. 😍 1y
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