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cewilf

cewilf

Joined May 2016

📍MA | teacher, ravenclaw, & used book enthusiast thegreyhoundstationblog.wordpress.com
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This was such a cute book. I haven‘t cried happy tears while reading in a while. Damien was a little reminiscent of Mr. Darcy and I immediately wanted to watch Pride & Prejudice (the 2005 version 😉).

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Next up - a recommendation I stumbled across on Tiktok.

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Highly recommend the audiobook. Ben Barnes does a great job. I wouldn‘t have been nearly as engaged without the cast & sound effects in the recording.

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Christmas season reading is my favorite ✨

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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This has been an awful reading year for me, but I‘m jumping into #bookspinbingo for one last month! I‘ve been reading a lot of kindle unlimited books lately, so I think I‘m getting back in the swing of it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Reading this for a book club and I‘m not sure… so many co-workers were raving about it as a brilliant summer read. That always makes me nervous 🙃

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Faking with Benefits | Lily Gold (Romance author)
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Recently read all 4 of these and really enjoyed them. Are they all some variation of the same plot? Yes. Are they still pretty cute? Also yes. Faking with Benefits was the first one I read, so I think that‘s why I liked it most, but I‘d say these are all worth a read if you like reverse harem romance!

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I adore Tessa Bailey‘s books so far. I started with My Killer Vacation and loved It Happened One Summer right after. Definitely want to read the sequel soon.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I ended up really enjoying Book Lovers! It was pretty cute and not too cringey. I liked Beach Read a little less, probably because I read it second and there were some plot similarities that left me a bit bored. Overall I‘m definitely an Emily Henry fan.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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This has been the weirdest reading year I‘ve had in a while. I feel like 3 out of 4 weeks of every month have just been slumps. I just finished It Happened One Summer this week, so I‘m hoping another cute read will help!

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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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June is ready to go! Now, to decide what to read first 🥲

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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Junebug | Cherie Doyen
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Jumping into this challenge to start my summer! June 22 I‘m out of school… between now and then I‘d love to finish 2 books. From there, I‘ll adjust for my summer schedule 😎 #bigjunereadathon

Clwojick Great goals! 🌼 8mo
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Junebug | Cherie Doyen
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It‘s once again been a while, but I have 13 days of school left to teach and I cannot wait to finally have days back to myself and my books 😊 I love teaching, but wow do I need a break after this year. Looking forward to making a dent in my TBR and joining a few readathons from the beach.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Next up! My #doublespin for this month.

aa_guer2021 Been forever! But still kinda creepy and very memorable! I 💙 her stuff!! 11mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Compared to my last read, I thought this was worlds better. Multiple first person POVs and jumps in time to before and after the suspicious murder. I don‘t always like first person, but I felt like I knew the characters much more thoroughly in this book. The plot itself was pretty good, with some good red herrings.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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This week has been super busy, but I‘ve been sporadically reading this and liking it! I also got The Paris Apartment by the same author and am eager to read that one, too.

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A Worthy Opponent | Katee Robert
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Next up!! The first couple books in the series were good, quick reads; looking forward to finishing the rest.

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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Mehso-so

The plot had potential, but I didn‘t care for the writing style. Present tense, frequent shifts in POV with each character, and a lot of straightforward “telling” sentences that didn‘t hold my interest. I don‘t usually mind multiple POVs, but I didn‘t feel like I ever had a grasp of who was who the entire book. Might try another from this author, but this one was not for me.

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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First read of the month! Trying to build some momentum from a good end of February. March tends to be the month I get busy or distracted and endlessly scroll on my phone until it‘s suddenly summer.

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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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Got my list! Some books carried over… some added on. My mystery kick isn‘t helping my tbr, just making it longer 😂 #bookspin #bookspinbingo #19 #3

Karons1 I know I‘m being dumb but how do you play your book 📚 spin bingo ? I‘m intrigued 🧐😀 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks @Karons1 - Hello!! I host the #BookSpin challenge!!! I wrote a very rambly explanation for the challenge on my blog (off Litsy), which can be found here if you're interested - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge/ - the short version is that to participate you make a list of 20 books you've been meaning to read and post it. On the 2nd of the month, I draw two numbers (BookSpin/DoubleSpin) & everyone tries ⬇ 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) to read those numbered books from their lists!! There's also a giveaway involved. BookSpinBingo is an expansion on that challenge for people who want to read more than 2 books from their list each month - I also post a bingo board with the numbers all shuffled around. You create your bingo board by matching the numbers with the books on your list, and score bingos by reading them!! Like I said, more details on the blog post, but anyone ⬇ 11mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) can join, so just let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to be added to the tag list. I'll draw March's numbers tomorrow (Wednesday) so there is still time to make a list for this month!! 11mo
Karons1 Hello 👋🏻 @TheAromaofBooks yes 👍 please 🙏🏻 😀add me in just written my list 😃thanks so much x x x. X x 11mo
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I had high hopes for this locked room mystery, but it ended up being pretty average. I sped through the end to find out what happened, but I didn‘t feel very invested in the main character. If I had read this before The Woman in the Window, I think I would have liked it more, but it fell a little flat for me in comparison. Book 3 for #kicktheslump! I met my goal, woohoo!

CoffeeNBooks I love Ruth Ware, but this is my least favorite of her books. 11mo
cewilf @CoffeeNBooks I‘m glad to hear that, this was the first of hers I‘ve read! 11mo
CoffeeNBooks @cewilf In a Dark, Dark Wood was my favorite of her books. 11mo
cewilf @CoffeeNBooks awesome!! I actually have that one on my list to read in March! 11mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Mehso-so

This ended up being fairly middle of the road. It kept my interest for a while, but towards the end became slightly predictable and ultimately too unbelievable. The final reveal was just not convincing. However, great setting, and the epilogue does make me want to try out the second book when it comes out later this year.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Just past halfway and this is getting stressful!! I thought I figured it out, but not quite. Excited to see how it ends.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I‘m doing terrible with my tbr & #bookspinbingo board this month…. but here‘s my next thriller! My husband and I both bought a few this week, and I‘ve really enjoyed how engaging and fast this genre can be.

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This was unexpectedly good! I saw mixed reviews, and the Netflix film is apparently terrible, but this was a fast-paced read with some great twists I didn‘t except at all. #kicktheslump Got at least 1 book read for this readathon, and a snow storm tomorrow to keep me inside! ❄️

LiteraryinLawrence Do you know all the drama surrounding this author? If not, that‘s a whole story in itself! 11mo
ncayea I watched the Netflix mini series first. I liked it. It has intrigued me to read the book 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Perfect timing for a little readathon!! My goal is three books this week! | @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES #kicktheslump

DieAReader Good luck! Thanks for joining in🎉🎉 11mo
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On a mini birthday vacation in Portland, ME and picked this up! I‘m in the middle of a few books. Going to try and catch up during school vacation this week. Cheers to 30 years 🎂🥳

Chelsea.Poole Happy birthday! 11mo
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This #dramione has been on my tbr for a while. My other current read is a physical book; when my husband goes to bed early (which is most nights 😂) and I want to read a little later in bed… kindle fanfic it is 😎

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Another Friday snow day! Going to try and make some progress with this one. I had previously started and abandoned it when I got distracted by life. Excited to read it again, and hopefully finish the trilogy this time.

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Hooked on Bingo | Alice Andrews
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My February board, with a slight change from my list since I put the same book twice 😂 I have a school vacation week in two weeks, so I hope I can get at least 8 books read this month! It‘s also my birthday month, which means… more books! Exactly what I need with my tbr 🤪 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!!! 12mo
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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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My February list! Excited to make my bingo board tonight.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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Peak | Roland Smith
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My 7th graders are reading this novel as part of a narrative unit. It‘s definitely not my favorite, but it could be worse. I don‘t usually like adventure/survival novels, so this was very average. Some kids love it, others can‘t wait to be done (and I‘m with them 😂).

KathyWheeler Two of my favorites when I was a kid were My Side of the Mountain and Island of the Blue Dolphins. I probably would have enjoyed this one too. 😊 12mo
cewilf @KathyWheeler I also loved Island of the Blue Dolphins! I think I liked those novels more when I was younger, but that‘s one I‘ve wanted to reread for a while. 12mo
KathyWheeler @cewilf I bought it recently to reread but I haven‘t done so yet. 12mo
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A Snicker of Magic | Natalie Lloyd
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I adored this little book. It‘s a little like Holes, with an old family curse that needs to be resolved, but the way the author weaves the story is truly magical. A great story for elementary/middle grade level, but anyone can read and enjoy this one. And, it‘s my #doublespin for January!

kspenmoll I had a student gobble this whole series up- she “did not want to read”, but these books worked like a charm! (edited) 12mo
TheAromaofBooks I remember loving this when I read it several years ago!! @kspenmoll - I didn't realize it was a series now - I will have to check that out!! 12mo
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A Snicker of Magic | Natalie Lloyd
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Blizzard read number two. Even in the first few pages, I already love the writing. I posted a few days ago about Natalie Lloyd‘s upcoming book, but wow I just love her style, especially for middle grade novels.

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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I love this series! Number two was great. A quick, fun read. Hades is my #1, but Eros is a close second 🥰

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Hummingbird | Natalie Lloyd
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Very excited for this summer release. I love Natalie Lloyd‘s The Key to Extraordinary. It helped me process (some of) my grief from losing my sister a few years ago. This new book‘s protagonist has OI, the rare bone disease that my late sister had (& the author as well). I already know I‘m going to cry through the whole thing, but it‘ll be worth it. I hope you‘ll check out this author and this book in August.

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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I had no idea this came out this week! I loved Neon Gods last year. Very glad I decided to go to the bookstore today, and hoping to start this tonight.

Dragon Thanks 🙏 for letting me know about this book. Put a hold on it through Libby. Really enjoying Neon Gods - Hades is hot 🔥 12mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Book 2 this year - take that, months-long reading slump. This was pretty good. Not as twisty as I expected, but I enjoyed Molly‘s perspective as the narrator. Kind of wish I didn‘t buy the book, but definitely worth the read.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Progress! Hoping to finish tomorrow. I‘m at the point where I really want to keep reading to find out what‘s going to happen 👏

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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This definitely has a slower start compared to my last read. Hoping it gets more engaging tonight.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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And tonight‘s final update, since I‘m on a roll for once, my next read. I‘ve got a feeling mystery/thriller might be my preferred genre this year. Any recommendations? I particularly enjoy locked room mysteries 🕵🏻

cewilf @mhillis this sounds great! Thank you! 13mo
Jaimelire Just bought this one. Must read soon. 13mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I ended up actually finishing this! And really enjoyed it. The plot was engrossing and I needed to know what would happen next.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Today, one of my students surprised me with two Rainbow Rowell books! With my name!! By far one of the coolest gifts I‘ve ever received. One of the student‘s relatives is good friends with the author! What a small world.

Christine That's so great! :) 13mo
readordierachel 😍!!! 13mo
wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 13mo
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LiteraryinLawrence What a perfect gift! 13mo
MaureenMc 🤩 13mo
marleed Very cool! 13mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Borrowed from a friend. I‘ve been in such a slump lately; hopefully, this one hooks me.

Bookzombie I hope so too! 💕🐈‍⬛ 13mo
readordierachel I've heard good things about this one. Hope it works for you! 13mo
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BINGO TIME | J S Lubandi, Jaja Books
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Ready to go for January!! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 13mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Okay, I‘ve got my list! Mostly comprised of titles from last year‘s lists 😂 #bookspin #bookspinbingo

LiteraryinLawrence I really liked Truly Devious and the following 2 books! Hope you do too! 13mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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The last few months got away from me, and I didn‘t complete my challenge for 2021. However, I am feeling reinvigorated and am going to make an attempt to read at least 3 books this month. Might even make a bingo board 🤩

Jas16 Still a great number! 13mo
DivineDiana Cheers to you! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 13mo
TheLibrarian Good job though! I didn‘t finish mine either. 13mo
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Bring on the spooky reading 🎃 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 1y
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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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I didn‘t forget, just behind schedule! Trying to jump back into reading. Making my #bookspinbingo card next!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Never too late to BookSpin!!! 1y
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I‘ve been so indecisive lately about what to read next. I have a poll going in my classroom to have my students choose for me 😂 But I‘ve just been in a slump again. Going to try out October‘s book club book next. I also wrote my first blog post in a year (link in bio!!), so maybe I‘ll get back to book reviews again!? I love writing but always forget to post anything 🙃