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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon
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BiblioLitten Oh I really enjoyed this! 1h
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A heartbreaking but fascinating story contrasting the lives of high priced adventure tourists and Tibetan refugees in the Himalayas around the time of the Beijing Olympics.

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Reading my book club book and staying up late. It‘s the first time I‘ve allowed my son to stay out until midnight 😵‍💫😱

dabbe Sweetest kitty face! ❣️🐾❣️ My mom did exactly what you're doing when she first let me stay out until midnight! Some things never change.❣️ 22h
KathyWheeler Oh my! The first time I allowed my kids to stay out late like that, I also stayed up late. 😊 21h
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Looking forward to #FabulousFebruary starting tomorrow and diving into #BookspinBingo

My goal for the Readathon is to read six books and to keep up with my chapter a day reads.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I seem to be embroiled in a LOT of chapter-a-day reads right now!! 1d
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Like the Ingalls family we‘ve had a winter filled with brown grass and cold rain. We finally got a bit of snow today, and we got to the Christmas chapter in the Little House chapter a day. I‘m feeling cozy!

bio_chem06 I started watching this series for the first time since I was a kid. My husband had never seen it, how do you get through life and never watch Little House on the Prairie?🤣 4d
megnews How serendipitous! 4d
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Not a bad month! Just one BINGO, but a lot off my list including my bookspin and doublespin. I‘m looking forward to February!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 4d
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Untitled | Unknown
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@PageShifter this is the coolest card! Thank you so much!

#LitsyLove

PageShifter I am glad that you liked it 💜 5d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I did it! I met my goal of finishing these three books during the #20in4 Readathon! Looking forward to the next one!

ImperfectCJ Congrats on making your goal! Maggie Downs and I went to junior high together. I always like seeing her book show up on people's lists! 6d
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🥰 Thanks for playing along. 6d
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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This book is really hard to review. There‘s no doubt Margaret Mitchell is a phenomenal author, but the racism in this book was hard to take. Scarlet O‘Hara was a very memorable character despite her many, many flaws, and I thought the ending was perfect. #ChunksterChallenge2023

5feet.of.fury I agree with your take. I do like that book and think the storytelling is epic & Scarlet‘s “I can‘t think about it now, if I do I‘ll go crazy. I‘ll think about it later when I can deal with it” resonates with me on a deep level. But ..romanticizing that particular time period is 😬 and the perspective of “look how much these white slave owners suffered”😬😬 (edited) 6d
Amiable Check this chunkster off your list! ✔️ Great job! 6d
Bookwormjillk @5feet.of.fury well said! 6d
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The visual layout of this book made it a good one for breakfast reading before work. Nothing here was Earth shattering, but it was a very good reminder of how to handle emotions at work.

Larkken I‘ll have to suggest this for my at-work book club! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Larkken I think it would be a really good one for a group discussion! 6d
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It‘s always weird rating someone‘s memoirs because it‘s hard to unravel the person‘s life decisions from the writing. The writing here is really good- it will make you want to sell all your belongings and travel the world.

This has been on my shelf for over a year, so I decided it was time to pick it up. I was pleasantly surprised how many boxes it checked for current challenges. #FoodAndLit #Uganda #ReadingTheAmericas2023

Bookwormjillk Countries visited in this book: Peru
Bolivia
Argentina
S Africa
Uganda
Rwanda
Egypt
Jordan
Ethiopia
India
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Malaysia
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BarbaraBB This sounds very good! And I think it‘s Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia on the cover, one of the most stunning places I‘ve ever been 😍 1w
Bookwormjillk @BarbaraBB I think you‘re right! 1w
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Librarybelle I find it hard to rate memoirs too 1w
Texreader Fantastic coverage!! 1w
Catsandbooks Wow! Great review! 🇺🇬 7d
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Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Ever since we read Farmer Boy for the Little House chapter a day read I‘ve been craving pumpkin pie. Finally got to it today!

BkClubCare 🥧 👏 1w
mabell Yum! 1w
Soubhiville My favorite! 1w
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Ann_Reads Looks delicious! 1w
batsy Nice!! 1w
dabbe My. Favorite. Pie. #yum 😋 1w
mrp27 Yummm!! 1w
megnews Looks delicious!! 1w
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Why is it I overslept yesterday when I had to be at work and was up at the crack of dawn today when I didn‘t have to be anywhere until 10? Oh well it gave me time to finish this fun mystery featuring the descendants of Watson and Holmes solving mysteries at a Connecticut boarding school. #20in4 #Sharreadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do that all the time!!! 1w
Andrew65 The body and mind is a funny thing! Well done on finishing the book 👏👏👏 1w
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My very messy February #BookSpinBingo list. I‘m going to try and get through some of the unread books on my kindle. I‘m dubious about some of them so it might be a month on many bails, but you never know.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I did have someone once make their list entirely out of books they thought they weren't going to like, with the idea that that would be 20 books just off their shelf so they could move on! 1w
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks I kind of love that idea 1w
TheAromaofBooks I know, right?? I have definitely thought about doing something similar. I've been thinking about scheduling a “purge“ month. There really are a BUNCH of books that I've picked up at odd library sales, or people have given me “because you love to read!!!“ that are probably going to be 95% bails, but are taking up a lot of precious shelf space! Maybe a focused effort on those would be worthwhile! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This weekend #Sharreadathon finishes up and January #20in4 Readathon takes place. My goal is to finish up the three books I‘m in the middle of.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck. 😁Good book choices. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 1w
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This was a pleasant enough read, but I felt like I was missing something. Maybe if I read Nina Hill first?

#LMPBC

I will get this in the mail on Friday!

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I was also not really impressed with this story, but I enjoyed Nina‘s story and I was grateful to know more about her before reading this book. 2w
LiteraryinLawrence For what it‘s worth, I liked Nina Hill a lot more than this one. So even if you weren‘t wild about this, you might enjoy reading that one for its own sake. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
CoffeeAndABook I was really disappointed in this story! Only held out till the end for Nina Hill‘s sake 🥱 and was so glad when it was over… 😐 so far it‘s the only book by AW it haven‘t enjoyed. Loved Nina Hill and I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER & THE GARDEN OF NEW BEGINNINGS. 🌱 2w
vonnie862 I'll be in the lookout. 2w
kimmypete1 I also didn‘t care for this one, but I loved Nina Hill. 2w
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Well isn‘t that a cheerful chapter title to start this cold and rainy Monday morning 😂🤣😬

#PemberLittens

BarkingMadRead ☠️☠️☠️ 2w
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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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Sad and hopeful at the same time. Celeste Ng is so good.

#JoyousJanuary book 5/6
#Sharreadathon

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This was one of those books that I will never follow, but really enjoyed looking through it. The recipes at the end gave me inspiration for packing lunches which has become a slog lately.

#JoyousJanuary book 4/6
#Sharreadathon

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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I completely forgot I‘m responsible for salads and desserts for 35 people tonight. Thank goodness I have 22 hours left on this chunkster so I can keep reading. #JoyousJanuary #Sharreadathon

dabbe The best cookie in the world. 💜 2w
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Kate Quinn is so good at these historical novels. I really enjoyed this one about post WWII war criminals. My only complaint was I thought she could have ended it a bit sooner.

#Sharreadathon
#JoyousJanuary
#BacklistReadathon

Clwojick Way to go! I‘m not often in the mood for historical books, but when I am I go searching for her audios. I loved the Rose Code so much! 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 This is one I need to read. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf ❤️ 2w
DGRachel My entire work book club loved this one. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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I‘m starting off the #Sharreadathon and finishing up #JoyousJanuary with this book. It has a long wait at the library so I want to get it back as soon as possible.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just bought this one! Let me know your thoughts ❤️ 2w
Bookwormjillk @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it so far. Very thought provoking. It was hard to put it down and start work this morning! 2w
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@Soubhiville thank you so much for this package! I have met so many new to me authors through the #AuthorAMonth challenge and I look forward to meeting all of these new to me authors in the months to come.

Soubhiville Wow that arrived really fast! I really enjoy Nnedi Okorafor, I was excited she was chosen for this year. You‘re welcome, enjoy! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The #Sharreadathon is coming up next weekend in honor of our friend @sharread

My goals are to spend time reading with my cats in a cozy room with candles burning, finishing up some of the challenges I‘ve been working on, and keeping up with my chapter a day reads.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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The Beet Queen: A Novel | Louise Erdrich
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Mehso-so

This started off strong, but by the end it was all unlikable people doing the wrong things.

#AuthorAMonth
#JoyousJanuary book 2/6

Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 A shame it wasn‘t better. 3w
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Mine was The Baby-Sitters Club. Every time I had some money to spend I would beg my mom to take me to the mall so I could see if a new one was out.

DocBrown Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators. I devoured those books! 3w
wanderinglynn Oh the Babysitter‘s Club! I read a few of those growing up. 😀 3w
Kitta Goosebumps! Especially choose your own adventure. Or 3w
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ozma.of.oz I never read the Babysitter‘s Club! 😂 Thank you for sharing! 3w
inthegreensandblues BSC was my favorite series ❤️ 3w
BiblioLitten @Kitta Choose your own adventure was fun! My favourite were the goosebumps mummy series. 3w
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My first five star read of the year. I absolutely loved this historical fiction set in Dublin‘s Maternity/Fever ward during the worst days of the Spanish flu. It was written in 2019, but so much of it rang true given our recent experiences since then.

#JoyousJanuary
#Booked2023 about a pandemic 😷

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book too!!! Great choice for #pandemic prompt 3w
ShelleyBooksie Agree - such a great book! 3w
Tamra Isn‘t she a wonderful writer?! Fabulous imagination and craft of writing. 3w
Andrew65 On my TBR and I really need to get to it. Well done 👏👏👏 3w
jlhammar Yes! Fantastic book! 3w
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I got up for a walk, and some chores. Now Daisy and I are back under the blankets reading. My last book wasn‘t holding my attention so I‘m trying this one now.

I didn‘t think we‘d get much more winter this year, but this weekend is giving us perfect Readathon weather. Cold and howling wind with just a few flurries every so often. #JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Yes very wind and wet here and temperatures about to fall for another cold spell. You and Daisy need to wrap up warm. 3w
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Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen
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Day 1 of #JoyousJanuary Readathon and Queen Daisy is on board with reading in bed all morning.

batsy 😻 3w
RaeLovesToRead Morning, Daisy! 😻 3w
wanderinglynn Hello Daisy! ❤️🐱 3w
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ShelleyBooksie Hello Daisy! She looks so snuggly. 3w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3w
Andrew65 Daisy is a welcome addition to the Readathon. 🐈 3w
dabbe Those eyes! You're gorgeous, Daisy! ❣️🐾❣️ 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m in the middle of about a million and a half challenges and chapter a day reads. My goal for the #JoyousJanuary Readathon is to make progress on all of these.

Andrew65 Love Paddington and brings back memories of my childhood. Also really enjoyed Last King of Scotland last year. Great to have you with us and good luck. 😁 4w
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Island of a Thousand Mirrors | Nayomi Munaweera
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This little book about Sri Lanka‘s civil war packed a mighty punch. I was a little confused by the characters at first, but I went with it and this book swept me away.

Still working on #ReadingAsia2021 😃

BarbaraBB Happy to hear that! 4w
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I love the idea of this challenge. I‘m going to start off with the tagged book.

Clwojick Ohhhh yes! Great choice! After reading and devouring The Rose Code I definitely want to pick out more by this author. 4w
majkia I'm always reading backlists. Sounds like I should join this readathon! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 4w
PageShifter I bet that's an awesome choice! 4w
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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This book is slow going at times, but it keeps me laughing. #pemberlittens

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣👻👻👻 4w
dabbe The study of provincial life can get, well, pretty provincial sometimes! 🤣🤣🤣 4w
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I can‘t even. First the author went on and on about what seemed like pure speculation about some medical matters. I rolled my eyes and skimmed. But then she said the reason Wallis was abused by her first husband was because she brought it on herself and I had to bail. Next please!

tpixie Oh my! 4w
wanderinglynn WTF?!? When was this book published? 4w
Aimeesue 😳 yikes. 4w
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wanderinglynn 2011? That‘s unacceptable. 4w
SamAnne Ugh. 4w
DGRachel I‘m often astounded at the harmful statements some women make about other women. Isn‘t it hard enough to be a woman in our misogynistic patriarchy? 4w
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An interesting listen about the changing treeline around the world. Very sad and sobering, but important.

Bookwormjillk I forgot to add this will be my Canada book for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 4w
Librarybelle Stacking! 4w
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Travels in Siberia | Ian Frazier
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Had to drive my son across town and didn‘t feel like driving back just to have to leave and pick him up again. Instead I found a coffee place and am getting started on this chunky book about Siberia.

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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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This was a fun mystery that made me very hungry! #DiverseCozy

sarahbellum Yay! I‘ll be diving in this weekend! 1mo
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A World of Curiosities | Louise Penny
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#12booksof2023

This is my favorite series so no surprise this was my favorite book of December.

Thank you @Andrew65 for hosting this fun trip down memory lane!

Andrew65 A fabulous series which I need to get back to.

Thanks, and thanks for playing along. A good way to review the year.
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I was stranded without books and started listening to this just because it was on my phone. To my surprise it was really good! I read a lot of mountaineering books, and this one was so interesting. It was written by a woman expedition leader and she focused on logistics and leadership in a way that others usually don‘t. Highly recommend (and I‘m pretty sure I got it for free on audible.)

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#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

1) Look out for avalanches
2) Not yet!
3) All of them haha

Eggs IKR?!! Thanks for playing 🙌🏻📚👏🏻 1mo
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#12booksof2022

November was my best reading month by far in 2022, so this was a hard choice. In the end I went with this popular novel. I liked that it treated friendships just as importantly as romantic relationships. You don‘t see that a lot in books.

Andrew65 One I still need to get hold of. 1mo
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The Wife Upstairs | Rachel Hawkins
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#12booksof2022

I read this right after we finished Jane Eyre for #PemberLittens

Reading them back to back was a lot of fun!

Andrew65 Not read this one yet. 1mo
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This Was Our Pact | Ryan Andrews
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#12booksof2022

In September I read this on the Fall Equinox with my bookclub. It was so much fun!

Andrew65 This does look fun. 1mo
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Bought myself a few new books with my Christmas money today.

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A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth | Samantha Weinberg, Fourth Estate
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#12booksof2022

Another non-fiction read from #ReadingAfrica

I really enjoy books about exploring and researching the ocean so this book was perfect for me.

Andrew65 Sounds perfect! 1mo
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#12booksof2022

So many of my 2022 favorites were non-fiction. Not normal at all for me!

This was a fascinating exploration of people who worked for a closed factory in Indiana in the years after the 2016 US election.

Andrew65 Must be an interesting read. 1mo
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#12booksof2022

June was another ho-hum reading month for me, but I did read this fascinating memoir/history title. This deserves a re-read in years to come.

Soubhiville I‘ve been meaning to read this one. 1mo
Andrew65 Looks a good read. 1mo
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My messy tracker for #192025

This year I just tracked what I read naturally, but will try to be more deliberate about filling in missing years in 2023. First up is Gone With the Wind (1936)

Librarybelle Oh! That looks great!! 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great progress so far! 1mo
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#12booksof2022
May was a hard choice, but in the end I had to go with my favorite read from #ReadingAfrica2022.

Close runner up was Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel

rockpools 🎉Happy Litsyversary 🎉 1mo
Bookwormjillk @rockpools thank you! 1mo
Andrew65 This looks good, stacked. Also own a copy of Sea of Tranquility and need to get to it. (edited) 1mo
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