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dainarmb

Joined August 2019

📚: goodreads.com/user/show/1020333-daina 🏝🐶💛 Litten since 8/18/19.
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Week Two off to a hot start for me... a total of 995 points for #TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021 for this TBR read thanks to the #WGWordSearch 🥰

@StayCurious

StayCurious Wow! 2d
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I am #currentlyreading the tagged book so I didn't count it towards my #WinterGames2021 week one points total.

*insert "it ain't much, but it's honest work* meme here*

So impressed by my #TeamGameSleighers teammates and their week one points contributions! This is my first year participating but it won't be my last! ?

@StayCurious

StayCurious I'm so glad! You did amazing for your first week! 2d
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I am #currentlyreading a book of essays to contribute to my Stronger Spine BC challenge! #BookSpinBingo

StayCurious Did you know you can count each one of those essays as a separate story? So you could get 10 or 15 points each essay....depending on if its a tbr read or impulse 2d
dainarmb @StayCurious WHAAAAT I did not know this! Will keep that in mind toward my week 2 points count 🤩 1d
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Finished my November #bookspin and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would- the back covet blurb didn't do it justice! @TheAromaofBooks I also kept track of holiday words for the #WGWordSearch. #TeamGameSleighers

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4d
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Recuperating from my booster shot 🤒 and partaking in the #WGWordSearch #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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In bed recovering from my booster shot and just watched a holiday movie for #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

Kinda felt like this one was USPS propaganda but overall thought it was very clever how the legend of Santa came to be! 🎅

StayCurious I‘ll have to try this one 5d
dainarmb @StayCurious it was sweet! 5d
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StayCurious Love the mug 6d
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Playing the #WGWordSearch as I'm #currentlyreading my #bookspin read. Wore green sweatpants and a red shirt and I'm using a red pencil to really dominate this #FestivePhotoChallenge entry. 😅❤💚 #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

ChasingOm 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
dainarmb @StayCurious I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tag you in every post? 😅 6d
StayCurious @dainarmb please do since you‘re on my team. I try to like and comment as much as I can 6d
dainarmb @StayCurious sounds good! 🥰 6d
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TheSpineView 💚🎄❤🐕🎁 7d
Roary47 ☃️🎄💛🥰 7d
Magpiegem 🎄 ⛄️❄️🤶🏻🎅🏻 7d
StayCurious This is so great! Thanks for playing! 7d
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It's a travel home day! Woke up at 3 a.m. and slept on the first leg of my trip, so hoping to make a dent in this one on the shorter, second flight. 🤞🏽 #currentlyreading #bookspin

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I am #currentlyreading my #BookSpin for November but thinking ahead by posting my TBR early to also count towards #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious

PageShifter I have good memories from reading Let It Snow last christmas, I hope it gives you some christmas spirit too :) The Nightingale was something I accidentally read also when it was christmas: I was sick and could only read something that was easy to read :D It was perfect for that moment. I enjoyed The Love Hypothesis, hope you too. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
dainarmb @PageShifter so many on my tbr to look forward to 🥰🤩 1w
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StayCurious Looks great! 1w
IndoorDame Awesome list! I‘ve been wanting to read The Vanishing Half. I‘d love to hear what you think! 1w
MartinaLove The love hypothesis is really good! 1w
MartinaLove The People We Meet on Vacation and The Ex Hex are also really good. I want to read The Spanish Love Deception and The Holiday Swap in December also. 1w
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Completed my #DoubleSpin read for this month! It was raunchier in premise than its predecessor and I loved the diverse representation. @TheAromaofBooks

On to my #BookSpin !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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I'm putting in work but not the work that matters for #BookSpinBingo 😂 Onto my #DoubleSpin book after thoroughly enjoying the first one!

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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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I am #currentlyreading this thriller set in a country I want to visit (Ireland!) to fulfill a Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge prompt.

ShyBookOwl I loved this one! 3w
dainarmb @ShyBookOwl it has me so invested and so upset for many of the characters, so far! 3w
ShyBookOwl @dainarmb Get used to that feeling 😅 3w
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Five books to go on the Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge!

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My #currentlyreading book isn't in a line with my #BookSpin or #DoubleSpin. Just my luck @TheAromaofBooks 😂🤪 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Those BookSpin fates can be tricky like that! 😂 1mo
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#currentlyreading and cozying up, too.

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Salt Slow | Julia Armfield
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One of the more metaphorical and "literary" reads I've delved into in a while. I highly recommend, especially for the variety of female perspectives.

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Salt Slow | Julia Armfield
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Anyone else in the mouthguard squad? 😅🙋🏽‍♀️ #currentlyreading

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Salt Slow | Julia Armfield
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Here is my #BookSpin list for November! Finally on time 🤪 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Enjoyed Ali Wong's letters to her daughters immensely. Her Asian American experience felt all too relatable!

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Reminded again how much I enjoy Ali Wong's humor just two chapters in 😂 #currentlyreading

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Received the disappointing news that I didn't get a job I had been excited about, so I partook in some retail therapy at my library's book sale shelf. Found some that have been on my TBR! 🤩 See any on your lists? #currentlyreading

EvieBee I‘m sorry about the news, but this consolation stack is impressive. 🤗 2mo
dainarmb @EvieBee 🥺 thank you so much! 2mo
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A Week in Winter | Maeve Binchy
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Just finished my #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks !

Some of the chapters dragged on but it was a nice slice of life-esque novel with an interesting cast of characters. I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it but it wasn't terrible. 😅🤷🏽‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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A Week in Winter | Maeve Binchy
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Starting on my #DoubleSpin book for #BookSpinBingo! #currentlyreading 🐶

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New #BookSpinBingo board! I finished my #BookSpin read and thought it was a solid 3 🌟 offering. I was bored until the story took turns I didn't anticipate! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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Because I'm late again, I didn't shuffle the list (again!) and simply plugged in new books on my tbr list into where the ones I've read were. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Haven't posted my list yet so I'll be late to the party again @TheAromaofBooks 🙃

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Never too late to BookSpin!! 😁 2mo
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Just finished my #DoubleSpin book for September! It was less of a romance and more of a coming-of-age story. I definitely cried 😭 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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The Guardian | Nicholas Sparks
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I almost cried on my flight home from the ending, bc who wouldn't at that ending?! Solid read, but wouldn't go out of my way to recommend. #BookSpinBingo

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Punk 57 | Penelope Douglas
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Stayed up til 2 a.m. finishing up my #BookSpin, which means I must've liked it more than I thought! There were a lot of elements of the story I didn't personally care for, but there were also parts that I felt made up for those (does that make sense?) It was a nice, steamy read. @TheAromaofBooks

Also, does this title count as having "five letters or less"? Technically 57 is a number ???‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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A full review to follow, but this book at its core details what it means to live as a woman, especially as a mother, in Korea. The ending of this book made my heart just drop. Solid 4 ⭐. #BookSpinBingo

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I am so late in posting my list for September 😖 had weddings the past two weekends and am in the middle of a move! So I didn't feel like I was cheating, I didn't randomize my list at all and simply inserted new books in place of the ones I read in August. Hope that's okay @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Totally okay!! Never too late to BookSpin. Good luck with the moving!!! 3mo
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Wasn't a huuuge fan of my #DoubleSpin book this month. It wasn't very romantic, was it?
Kind of more messy and traumatic than anything lmao

Only 10 books left to read for the Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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I'm only 70% in to this book and I feel like it's a lot more discomfort than I thought a light-hearted rom com would be. Did anyone else feel this way? Why does it always feel like the other shoe is about to drop?! #currentlyreading #BookSpin

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I enjoyed this fluffy romance that only had a little bit of angst in it! The travel itinerary made me miss wandering around foreign cities so much 😭 my #BookSpin has been finished, and another 2021 Stronger Spine Reading Challenge prompt has been completed: A book in the country that starts with the first letter of your name. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Finished off my July #DoubleSpin, also a "book I bought or borrowed just because of a beautiful cover" for the 2021 Stronger Spine Reading Challenge!

The final chapter was dedicated entirely to providing closure, which I really appreciated. It wasn't the grand romance I was anticipating but it was a lovely read. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks It really is a lovely cover!! 4mo
dainarmb @TheAromaofBooks Cinque Terre has been on my travel bucket list for yeeears, I had to read this as soon as I saw the cover! 4mo
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I'm #currentlyreading my July #DoubleSpin book. All of my books are currently packed away because we're in the midst of moving, and my empty bookshelves make me so sad. 😭 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Moving is such a hassle!! At least you have the grand unboxing/reorganization of shelves to anticipate!! 4mo
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Mortal Kombat | Jeff Rovin
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After growing up button-smashing as Sub-Zero and watching the latest silver screen adaptation, I wanted to get a better idea of the origin stories behind Mortal Kombat. The novel was a slower read than I thought it would be (maybe just my attention span?) but still a great dive into the lore of the Mortal Kombat universe! #BookSpin read complete, now on to my #DoubleSpin! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Mortal Kombat | Jeff Rovin
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Lazy Friday morning. Hoping for some great news on the job front today. Fingers crossed! #bookspin #currentlyreading

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I can't remember if this was my #DoubleSpin or #BookSpin, but either way, I've completed both June books! This one was whimsical and had a LOT of heart. I also felt it was very timely. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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I am #currentlyreading this magical book and needing to get some more books off my TBR shelf. How is 2021 halfway over? #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I can see why so many people say they DNF this book as they had no idea what was going on. Emezi is a talented writer but the style of this book is difficult to enjoy, imo. Especially when her story doesn't come together until you're already 2/3 done with the book! I will say, I thought it was a creative use of Nigerian lore as a lens to examine the painful struggle Ada, a nonbinary adolescent, was forced to endure.

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Ughhh this book is not helping my anxieties 😭 #currentlyreading

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Now that we're halfway through 2021, I thought 'd share an update on my Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge! Currently working on #3.

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4 ⭐. Excuse me while I look up romance book recommendations with MMC similar to Luc 😂 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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I am #currentlyreading and wondering what is WRONG with me that I'm attracted to Luc and want that to be a romance arc. LMFAO

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Swear on This Life | Renee Carlino
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New Bingo board template thanks to Canva. I stayed up until 2 a.m. last night to finish "Swear On This Life" by Renee Carlino. I had high hopes for it as it sounded like a book that would capture the feeling I had as a teenager reading Dessen YA novels. Sadly, something fell flat. The book was more of a healing arc than a romance read.

#BookSpinBingo

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Swear on This Life | Renee Carlino
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Hoping for the tagged book to be my #BookSpin read for June, but I guess we'll see! Here's my June list, with my library holds doubled up again.

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
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If I Never Met You | Mhairi McFarlane
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Read a romance involving social media to fulfill a prompt for the Stronger Spine Reading Challenge AND my first ever #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks !!!

I liked the book, but I think the author developed the FMC's deterioration of her previous relationship and the heartbreak over that more so than she did the actual romance 😅

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! I felt the SAME WAY about this one. The half of the book honestly just felt SO depressing & in the end I found it hard to believe that she could get over her almost-20-years-long relationship & move on with someone new so quickly, especially considering how much of the book was about her being devastated by the old relationship ending. I enjoyed it but it was kind of a downer instead of the lighthearted read I was expecting. 6mo
dainarmb @TheAromaofBooks EXACTLY. I wanted to see more of Jamie's charm influencing her! But I also can see how the author focused on her developing herself and finding her self-respect again... but still feel like Jamie was just there to exist LOL 6mo
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