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Press Start to Play | Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams
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This year's #SciFiSummer snuck up on me!

Between June 20th & September 21st (the day before the Autumnal Equinox), I will be reading all things Science Fiction.

Here are the challenge levels:

Red Shirt – 1 to 3 books
Viper Pilot – 4 to 6 books
Browncoat – 7 to 9 books
Time Lord – 10 or more books

If you'd like to join, leave a comment, & use #SciFiSummer in your related posts!

https://fortifiedbybooks.com/scifisummer-reading-challenge-2024/

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Bailedbailed

My #DoubleSpin. I found out why it's been unread on my shelf for roughly 20 years. It's a volume of zine issues full of poetry, and I've never been much of a fan of poetry. #HailTheBail

I'm now inspired to go through my shelves and look for books I've had for 10+ years and try to read them. I bet I'll clear a large chunk of my TBR that way 😂

dabbe YES! #hailthatbail! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
CatMS That is most of the books on my shelves 2w
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My #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin books for June are the tagged book and Ralph Coffee Jazz Poetry, which has been on my bookshelf for roughly 20 years!

Deblovestoread Loved News of the World! 💜 3w
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June Moon | Kathleen Souza
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My #BookSpin list for June

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Pickpick

I didn't think I would enjoy my #BookSpin for this month, but I was wonderfully surprised. I wouldn't go out of my way to read more of Wharton's work, but if someone handed me another book of hers, I wouldn't turn it down.

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Mehso-so

This was my #DoubleSpin for May. Nothing profound or thought-provoking. It felt like it was just the author's rambling thoughts put on paper and then organized into a book.

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My #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin for May.

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Stormy Springtime | Betty Neels
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Here's my #BookSpin list for May. I'm switching to books from my physical TBR thanks to the possibility of moving back to Texas sometime next year. I won't know until sometime in June this year, but I need to reduce the number of physical books I own regardless. @TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Crazy Psycho Murder Tree | Patrick E. McLean
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I'm pretty sure this #DoubleSpin has been the best #BookSpin book I've read so far. It started a little rough, and I wasn't sure where the story was going, but after a couple of chapters, it started making sense. I've enjoyed everything I've read by McLean, so I'm not all that surprised.

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A Wolf Called Wander | Rosanne Parry
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I visited a small independent bookstore, found the tagged book, a new tea called “Wuthering Heights“, and a new bookmark. Then I stopped at the cafe next door and got a lavender latte and an oatmeal creme pie (which I ate before taking the photo). #Readathon

tpixie I love lavender lattes! Fun #bookishhaul ! 2mo
KadaGul @Fortifiedbybooks Spending a Saturday morning with a great book 📖 , a cute bookmark 🔖 , and a creative-looking latte ☕ sounds like a fantastic idea! 2mo
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Since most of the books I read during the April 24-Hour #Readathon are children's books, I felt like my “Reading Rainbow“ shirt would be perfect today. No, the tagged book is not a children's book, but I'm listening to the audiobook while I get ready to go to the library.

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I'm kicking off the #readathon with an audiobook I want to finish this weekend. My first caffeine of the day is Reading Nook tea from Plum Deluxe.

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The Lost Library | Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead
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My pre-#Readathon bingo with 5 full rows. I knew completing the board wouldn't be possible, but I still did better than expected.

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Anne of Ingleside | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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These are just a few of the books from my #TBR I've chosen for tomorrow's #Readathon

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Bailedbailed

Another #HailTheBail #BookSpin. I tried to get into it, and at first, I thought it was great, but then there was just too much pseudo-Wiccan nonsense for me to suspend my disbelief. I probably would have been very into it in high school.

dabbe #hailthebail and move on to better books! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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My #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin for April! I've enjoyed other books by both authors, so I don't think either will be DNFs. #COYER

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April Showers | Holly Jacobs
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Here's my #BookSpin list for April

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Mehso-so

My March #Bookspin wasn't spectacular. It didn't have much new information, but I'm happy that it wasn't a DNF, and it did remind me of why I continue to declutter and simplify my home and life. #COYER

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Bailedbailed

#HailTheBail I'm starting to think that all the free ebooks I've collected over the years and finally getting around to reading are duds. This was my #DoubleSpin for March and with it goes the 2nd and 3rd books of the Everville series that were also on my TBR.

dabbe #yahooyou! #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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Numbers 2 and 17 on my #Bookspin list for March - Simple Matters by Erin Boyle and The First Pillar by Roy Huff. Both qualify for #COYER

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Here is my #Bookspin list for March, all meeting the rules for #COYER. *Fingers crossed* No Whammies!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Bailedbailed

I tried to get into my #DoubleSpin for this month but couldn't. I love Middle-Grade Fantasy, but this stretched my suspension of disbelief until it snapped. It reads more like the very tall tale of a kid trying to impress his friends.

dabbe #hailthebail! 💚💙💚 4mo
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Bailedbailed

My February #Bookspin was a dud, unfortunately. I had looked forward to reading it since I had enjoyed the 1st book in the Buan series, but I just couldn't keep reading. I think my tastes in Fantasy have changed.

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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For this month's #BookSpin, I'll be reading Company of Heroes by Reece Bridger and The Viking's Apprentice by Kevin McLeod

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Here is my #BookSpin list for February. As with January's list, all of the books I've listed qualify for #COYER.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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The Dalai Lama's Cat | David Michie
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I finished my #BookSpin and my first book for #COYER. This was wonderful and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, The Art of Purring.

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The Dalai Lama's Cat | David Michie
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I thought I had posted this, but I guess Litsy ate it. On top of that, I went through my Kindle twice, my computer, and my Content on Amazon looking for my #DoubleSpin book and somehow I don't have it?! *sigh* today has been an interesting day, technology-wise. I'll either pick another book from my #BookSpin list or only read the tagged book; regardless, I'll be adding at least one new book for #COYER to my list for February.

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#WinterGames Photo Challenge Day 31 - Celebrate. This a book
containing 2 short stories, the first of which takes place on New Year's Eve over several years. I'm going to read it tonight as part of #20in4 #CandyCaneCrushers

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I'm going to try out the #BookSpin reading challenge. All of the books I've listed qualify for #COYER, another reading challenge I've joined for 2024 so I figured I would use the notebook function in my new Kindle Scribe.

@TheAromaofBooks please add me! 😁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you along!! 6mo
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers This is my first finished book and racked up 5 hours and 39 minutes for #20in4. I have the ebook, but I listened to the audiobook instead because I love Gaiman's narration, My favorite story was the Mead of Poets.

Fr3NcHtOaSt I love this book. I have a signed copy. Gaiman id one of my fav authors. 6mo
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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I'll be participating in the #20in4 readathon that starts tomorrow. My goal is to read for 20 hours. @Andrew65 #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 6mo
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The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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Even though I didn't finish it until the day after Christmas, this was the perfect, cute little Christmas story! I'll be reading the sequel for sure #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers

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What Does Santa Do on Boxing Day? | Becky Plenderleith, Allan Plenderleith
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I'm back from my trip to visit family for Christmas. Happy Boxing Day! #HolidayLaughs #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers

dabbe 😂 6mo
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I'll be focused on spending time with family and won't be back online until after Christmas so here's one final #HolidayLaughs from me for the #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers. One of my favorite comic strips.

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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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dabbe 🤣 6mo
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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dabbe 🤣 6mo
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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dabbe 🤣 6mo
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The Winter Freak Show | Daniel Parsons
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Panpan

My final #SnowedIn book was a complete dud. I managed to finish it, but just barely, and only because it was very short (102 pages). It was poorly written and edited. Overall, this was a great reading challenge with 3 wonderfully Christmasy books that made the season a little brighter! #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers

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Pickpick

I don't know if I will read this again like I reread A Christmas Carol every year, but this is an excellent Christmas book that I'm happy to have finally read. It might have sat on the shelf for another year had it not been for #SnowedIn and #FellowshipofTolkien #TolkienChristmas. It also earned me a couple thousand points for #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers!

JazzFeathers You never know. I resisted reading it for many years... And now it's a Christmas tradition 😁 6mo
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Mickey's Christmas Carol | Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Company Staff
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My all-time favorite Christmas movie! I've watched it just about every year since it came out when I was 3 years old. #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers

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I was stuck at home today thanks to my back (and the doctor wants me to rest tomorrow as well), so it seemed like the perfect time to watch one of my favorite Christmas movies with my cats (the other one curled up on my lap). #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers

Clwojick Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 6mo
dabbe Feel better soon! 💙❄️💙 6mo
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A Lone Star Christmas | William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
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Bailedbailed

I wasn't expecting great writing, but I was expecting this story to take place in Texas during Christmas, which was the reason I bought it in the first place. I was nearly halfway through when I finally quit and it was July in Wyoming?! If I'm going to put up with a cheesy cliched plot and awful dialogue, it better at least live up to the title! #WinterGames #CandyCaneCrushers #SnowedIn

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Christmas Lights: A Novel | Christine Pisera Naman
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dabbe 🤣 6mo
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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dabbe 🤣 6mo
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WJCintron 😂🙌😍 6mo
dabbe 🤣 6mo
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Christmas Cats: A Literary Companion | Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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dabbe 😂 6mo
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dabbe 😂 6mo
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Jacob's Hannukah Surprise! | Shoshana Moscovitz, Robert Thompson
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dabbe 😂 6mo
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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dabbe 😂 6mo
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