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Gissy

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Ana and the Sea Star | R. Lynne Roelfs
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This was yesterday during our swimming practice. The water was so clear and you can see a sea star 😍A perfect day also to read. Where we were swimming you could see many colorful fish. So pretty!

LeahBergen Beautiful! 11h
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍😍 9h
mabell So clear! Magical! 5h
BarbaraBB Beautiful! Where is this? 4h
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#Staycationintimeswap package arrived yesterday but I picked it up today. I have the name of my match but not the Litsy name. Thank you so much Brag🥰 Waiting for the opening date🤗

@Chrisyyreadit @DinoMom

DinoMom Yay 2d
Chrissyreadit @Gissy your package is from @BeaG 9h
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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Mehso-so

Brittany and Anna contract Nico to go to Menroe a small and isolated island located in the Pacific Ocean to celebrate their last semester in college. Nico‘s girlfriend, Luz was also invited. When they arrived there were two more persons in the island. The are rumors that the island is cursed and you can become mad. Unlikely characters. Nothing about them is true and the worst of them will be revealed in the island. Will they survive? It was ok⬇️

Gissy Many unrealistic situation for me including the end. 3.4⭐️

This book was chose for #HelloSummer/Winter Readathon hosted by Liv‘s Library YouTuber but I think I read it too early😳Readathon is supposed to start tomorrow🤣Well I read it for that purpose🤷🏽‍♀️Two prompts were covered: read a thriller and a book with yellow cover.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
Megabooks The end was 💯 out there!! 1d
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All These Beautiful Strangers | Elizabeth Klehfoth
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Another thriller that I really enjoyed. A boarding school with an elite group of students with cuestionable morale. Family drama with a disappearance of a family member, a suicide, betrayals and a murder. Is everything connected? Who is lying? What would you do just to keep your image and power? Is everything related with this elite group? It was a fast read. I couldn‘t put it down. A particular situation was so unrealistic to me. 3.8/4⭐️

Gissy I finished this one this week for June 2022 #Buzzword (all) @Booksandlala YouTuber

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#2022ReadingGoals read book from old
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She Gets the Girl | Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick
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Alex will help Molly to get the attention of Cora and at the same time this will help Alex to gain the trust of her ex girlfriend. The story is predictable but it was cute. There are other topics like knowing and accept yourself, cultural identity, alcoholism and believe in yourself. You will love Alex and her relationship with Molly. I really enjoyed it. I didn‘t know the authors are married so lovely their acknowledgment notes🥰3⭐️That cover😍

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2d
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A combination of family/couple drama, related with a boarding school, character looking for her life identity and independence. So good. The audiobook was excellent. Many unlikely characters, many perspectives but so well integrated. Even when some twists were predictable to me I was wrong in The Who did it. Fast read. 3.8/4⭐️ The gifts in this subscription box for this were practical. I liked them.

Gissy 4th book read during #JoysOfJune @Andrew65
June 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#2022ReadimgGoals read oldies in tbr I have several books unread from this book subscription.
#SummerVibes
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I‘m not a fan of books written in verse but the audiobook helped me in this reading process. I appreciate when authors explain within the story foreign words or expressions. Spanish is my first language, but some words here were not familiar to me. But besides that, what a beautiful story. Loved it. A family drama, with secrets, betrayal, grief, but also hope and second chances. Two families will revealed how Yahaira and Camino are related. 4⭐️

Gissy Second book read by this author and I‘m looking to read her first one❤️ Clap when you land is also part of our traditions not necessarily with younger generations.

3rd book read during #JoysOfJune Readathon @Andrew65
June 2022 #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin @TheAromaOfBooks
#PrideMonth female-female relation
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marleed I read this book a couple summers back, and I‘m still thinking about it. I secretly clap when I land now. I didn‘t physically own the book but finally picked it up on a 3 for 2 sale last week - I just want it in my 5* library! 3d
Gissy @marleed At the beginning I didn‘t know if I would like it because of the format it‘s is written, but then I read it physically with the audiobook and it was easier for me. I couldn‘t put it down. So lovely, sad story and loved the end. The book is pretty under the dust jacket too. The audiobook is narrated by the author. Your purchase was worthy. There are some book stories that are kept in my mind for ever and this will be one of them
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2d
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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What a cute story. August is trying to be independent, start a new stage in her life and moved to NY. There she lives with these peculiar, funny, great roommates adding adventures to her life. Then one day on the train she sees this attractive and different girl who seems to be trapped in the 70‘s in term of her music taste. Who is this Jane? A real person? Someone from the past? A ghost? August and the roommate gang will discover the mystery.

Gissy I would prefer another ending, maybe sad but more realistic. But I know that is an unpopular opinion. Most people love this end. I really enjoy the story. 3.5⭐️

2nd book read during #JoyOfJune @Andrew65
June 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#PrideMonth
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2d
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The Butcher | Jennifer Hillier
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Mehso-so

Mixed feelings with this book. You know who The Butcher is just in the first chapter but the story was interesting how the author was building this character. However, some actions were so unrealistic and some were too predictable. But I liked the writing style as a thriller🤷🏽‍♀️. I can‘t say almost anything without spoil the story. 3⭐️

Gissy First book read during #JoysOfJune Readathon @Andrew65

June 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
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Gissy #2022ReadingGoals Read books old in tbr 3d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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⬛️#Two4Tuesday ⬛️

⬛️ I‘m learning now about this concept in fiction. Maybe I have read something, 🤷🏽‍♀️

⬛️I‘m open to a good recommendation to start with this sub-genre🤗


Thank you @EadieB and @TheSpineView
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EadieB @Gissy The genre was prevalent mostly in American crime dramas of the post-World War II era. The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy. 4d
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4d
Gissy @EadieB Looking to read these books. Thank you!🤗 3d
EadieB @Gissy You‘re welcome! 3d
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My match in the #StaycationinTimeSwap will receive the box 📦 next Tuesday 🎉It was sent priority mail. I will email the tracking number to the coordinators.

@Chrissyreadit @DinoMom 🤗

DinoMom Wonderful ⛱☀️ 2w
Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🙌 2w
Chrissyreadit I was just thinking of you- ate corn on my corn plates and drinking coffee from my picnic mug. They are such perfect vibes. I will be using the picnic blanket this week ❤️❤️❤️ It‘s so much fun to use my swap gifts! 5d
Gissy @Chrissyreadit So nice to hear that! 🤗I tried to find things you would use for picnic. I remembered the staff who was helping me said “ you have fun things here...everything coordinates...match....” ☺️Enjoy your day with the blanket🥰 4d
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🌺 #WondrousWednesday 🌺 @Eggs

🌺English suburb

🌺Memorial Drive: A Daughter‘s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

🌺Too many to mention here, from different genres and authors plus some special editions😳In my mind I will have and read them all 🙄🤣
Thank you @Bklover and @RaelovesToRead
🥰❤️❤️🌺🌺

Bklover ❤️ 2w
Eggs Loved the Tretheway book 😢👏🏻 1w
Gissy @Eggs A sad 😔story but beautifully written❤️ 1w
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The Latecomer | Sarah Aldridge
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#Two4Tuesday
✍️ I don‘t think an author will be upset if he/she/they is called a writer. But usually author is for a person who has published his/her/their work.
✍️I wish I could but I don‘t have that skill, talent. I think is wonderful, amazing how every artist can transform an idea, something observed or felt in a piece of art, music, book. It is like an explosion of feelings. Intrigued how that thought process is absorbed by meaningful words

Gissy Thank you @Eggs and @TheSpineView
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Eggs Beautiful post ❤️❤️ 1w
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This was a sweet surprise @Meshell1313 I didn‘t expect it but thank you so much for this beautiful book of New Jersey recipes. I was reading and looking the book and it was so interesting because the author tried to include recipes from different cultures because he describes the state as “...a complicated” one due to different cultural influences. There are so many delicious recipes here😋that I want to try and taste😋I‘m so grateful🥰❤️❤️❤️

AmyG Disco fries! 2w
Avanders 🥰🥰 2w
Meshell1313 Yay! So glad you like it! Enjoy!!!! 🥰🤗 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick As a lifelong NJ resident, I can confirm we're a complicated state. 😁 Enjoy the delicious & diverse recipes! 2w
Gissy @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick There are so many delicious recipes here😋 2w
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Books and Coffee | Longview, TX (Bookstore)
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@MommyofTwo the #CBBC box arrived this weekend. Both, book and journal, smell like coffee☺️Thank you so much for sending me those Scrabook items. Love them, all of them. I like so much the stamps, the stickers and paper. I‘m always decorating something! 🤗

Your box will arrive this Friday @Avanders I will email you the tracking the number

@mommamanzi

Avanders Ooh fun package! 🤩🤩 And excited for Friday! 😄☀️ 2w
MommyOfTwo Woohoo! 2w
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Today, I sent #SpookySummerSwap box @paperwitches

Also, I sent #SliceOfSummerSwap box @catsandbooks

Both boxes are expected to arrive this Friday. I will send the tracking numbers to the swaps coordinators.

I‘m still waiting for two items for the #StaycationInTimeSwap box. @DinoMom @Chrissyreadit

Catsandbooks Terrific! 😎☀️ 2w
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A Familiar Tail | Delia James
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I enjoyed this cozy mystery. As expected in a cozy mystery, there was a murder in this small neighborhood. How the mystery was resolved is what I liked in this story. I wish I could sense things in the way this character did (no spoiler). I think I will like to have a cat 🐈‍⬛ like Allister. ☺️
I‘m planning to read the other two books in this series. 3.5⭐️

June #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#CBBC

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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2nd book in this trilogy. I liked this world of necromancy. In this book Tea continue her journey to find her friend‘s heartglass (no spoiler). This trilogy is so gloomy. Almost every story and journey is so sad. There are no many fun or happy scenes but I‘m still want to know what will happen with these characters, specially with Tea. 3.8⭐️

Gissy June #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon (Super late) Career-Mage Hunter Class-Conjuration=conjuring of light=source of light on the cover

#2022ReadingGoals Read sequel in order to complete series (trilogy)
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A Worthy Opponent | Katee Robert
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Mehso-so

3rd book in this series. You should read them in sequence. As the other two books, I liked the story idea but there is too much sex. This is the story of Tink, Hook and Peter in a twisted story. Is Hook the villain? There are parts with unexpected clichés since they have this unique, not healthy sex life🤷🏽‍♀️But I liked the story. 3⭐️

June #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#2022ReadingGoals Read sequels to finish series

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
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In this Teashop some people will share tea, with desserts and something else, companion, reading club. A friendship will start among these neighbors. Everyone has a story and a secret that they will share and support. A place for second chances. It was a fast read, maybe predictable but cute. I enjoyed it. 3⭐️

June #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

May #Buzzword directions-well for me Teashop on the corner counts as a direction😜

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Summerblood | Tom Deitz
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

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Iced ☕️
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not paperback but a good hardcover 😜

Thank you @Ddzmini 🤗❤️❤️❤️

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 😎 2w
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A Familiar Tail | Delia James
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

🦩 🧙🏼‍♀️ 🐈‍⬛ 🏡 ⚰️ 💫🙌

🦩🦩The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

🦩🦩🦩3.5 The Teashop at the Corner

Thank you @BKLover 🥰

Eggs Thanks for playing ❤️⭐️ 2w
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🫖 #Two4Tuesday 🫖

🫖 The last book I read was The Teashop at the corner. Yes, the cover reflects the story
🫖It was a combination of the story, who recommended and the cover. It was cute.

Thank you for the tag @EadieB @Eggs @TheSpineView 🥰❤️❤️❤️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3w
Eggs ❤️❤️ 3w
Gissy Thank you @Ddzmini 🥰 2w
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Manatees | Laura Marsh
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Not book related but a cute photo. We went to Condado area to our swim practices and look what we found besides beautiful and colorful fish! Two manatees! I hope you can see them. This is a photo taken from a video a person recorded.

SRWCF Such beautiful creatures! 3w
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏👏 3w
mabell How cool! 3w
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EvieBee 😍😍😍 3w
PaperbackPirate That‘s awesome! 💙💙 3w
tpixie Awesomeness 🤩 3w
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Late City | Robert Olen Butler
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#WondrousWednesday
📖Montmartre in Paris, but I was that year in Paris doing a marathon and I needed to visit it.
📖 Yes! Specially if it is in a different edition.
📖A combination of the three options. If I like the author‘s writing style, I will try another book written by that author. Beautiful covers can possess me☺️but at the end I will go by the synopsis. Difficult to unhaul unfavorite books with beautiful covers.

Thanks @Eggs

Eggs Lovely post ~ thanks for playing ❣️ 3w
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June | Lori Copeland
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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#Two4Tuesday
🌗This is the first time I use this term. I usually refer myself as “moody reader” but I never have used the term for a book.
🌗Moody book? Maybe a book that have changes in the tone of the plot or changes in the character dynamic? Am I correct? If so, then, I definitely like moody books.🤗

Thank you @EadieB 🥰
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView I agree with your definition of a moody book. Thanks for playing! 4w
EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 4w
Gissy Thank you @Ddzmini for tagging me! 🥰 3w
Ddzmini I like moody books when I‘m moody…😜 3w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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I like this author and her writing style. I know their stories can be slow, they are more character driven but with unlikely characters. As in Penance, we see revenge, morally questionable in their motives to justify their actions. I couldn‘t put it down. It was like a study of disturbed personalities caused for the presence of various factors. There social criticism. I can understand the mixed reviews but in my case I liked it. 4⭐️

Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#20in4 Readathon @Andrew65

#LiterallyDeadBookClub (but this book will be discussed next month so I don‘t know their reaction to this novel)

#AsianAuthor #MotherRelation #2022ReadingGoals

#2022GRATY (GoodReads 52 books Around The Year) prompt #18=Asian Author
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Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#20in4 Readathon @Andrew65

#LiterallyDeadBookClub (but this book will be discussed next month so I don‘t know their reaction to this novel)

#AsianAuthor #MotherRelation #2022ReadingGoals

#2022GRATY (GoodReads 52 books Around The Year) prompt #18=Asian Author
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
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I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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This was a cute YA romance. Probably it should be rated as so-so but I found some part lovely but it is cheesy and very YA. What I liked was how Kimi, a Japanese American, tried to find her roots during her travel to Japan. Lovely relation with her grandparents and beautiful relation with her mother. I also found myself looking for some places, food and items they mentioned as part of the culture. 3⭐️

Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin @TheAromaOfBooks

#20in4 Readathon @Andrew65

#Asianauthor #MotherRelation

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Career-Healer
Class-Alchemy-potion of infatuation=read a book featuring romance
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4w
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Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Hilarious story. I really enjoyed the interaction of these four women while they stay in an Italian castle for a month. Different personalities and backgrounds, different motives to stay at the castle. I liked the sarcasm tone of those dialogues, absurd situations. Even the author‘s life was peculiar. This edition has an introduction part. Better to read it after the novel. 3.5/3.8⭐️ #BookSpinBingo May 2022 #DoubleSpin @TheAromaOfBooks

Gissy #2in4 Readathon @Andrew65 4w
mabell This sounds fun! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I frequently feel like introductions should be afterwords and vice versa. I read a nonfiction book lately and then the afterword was the author explaining how she was actually connected to the real-life people in the book... like that would have been extremely helpful/interesting at the beginning?? And then sometimes I read an introduction that literally tells the whole story of the book! Why?? 4w
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Gissy @TheAromaofBooks Yes, that happens. I use to read these introductions afterwards. 4w
Gissy @mabell I think you are going to like it. 4w
Andrew65 Sounds great 👏👏👏 4w
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A Slice of Summer | Melissa McClone
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#ASliceOfSummer aesthetic ambience. I love to be at the beach at early hours in the morning or early hours in the afternoon. Usually those are quiet hours, only few persons so you can relax yourself and listen the ocean waves. A perfect place to read under a palm tree (careful with the coconuts☺️) comfy beach seat, a coffee or iced coffee and a perfect book. Some fruits and food. I wish I could do that often. Thanks
@babyruth2510 @catsandbooks

IuliaC The perfect view and setting 🤩 1mo
Suet624 The beach in the morning. ❤️❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 1mo
Catsandbooks Sounds lovely! ☀️ 4w
Gissy @Catsandbooks thank you! You are invited! And @juliaC @Chrissyreadit with @mabell @Avander and family and Litsy friends 🤗 4w
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Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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YA fantasy where Tea will discover that she is a Bone Witch when she raised her brother from his grave without knowing what she was doing. This first book is to describe Tea‘s training as bone witch and how she will discover her powers. I really enjoyed it. Ready for the second book. 3.5/3.8⭐️
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#AsianReadathon prompt-read a book by Asian author that has a universe different from mine (Chinese-Filipino)

Gissy Beautiful cover😍 🧙🏼‍♀️ 💀 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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The Mountains Sing | Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
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What a beautiful book. A family saga during different period of times in Vietnam. The story is told fromGuava (Huong) and her grandmother perspectives. How the wars affected these two generations. So many sad scenes during those battles😢so important to know their own voices since the author said was part of that aftermath. I loved to know about their culture and folklore. The audio was perfect to have a sense of how the language sounds. 4.5/5⭐️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#AsianReadathon prompt-read a book featuring an Asian character who is a woman.(Country-Vietnam)
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Texreader I liked this one too but I recall it being an emotional read. Nice review 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Picnic | Mercer Mayer
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#ThoughtfulThursday
🧺 I will follow @Chrissyrradit recommendation, a place to share with @Litsy friends. It could be in New York or in Puerto Rico.
🧺Litsy friends
🧺Fresh, juicy fruits and every person can bring something typical for this occasion from their state or culture. 😋

This was fun. I wish I could do it in the future so I can meet some of you in person🤗
Thank you for the tag @Chrissyreadit @TheSpineView @StaceGhost 🥰

@MoonWitch94

Chrissyreadit Love it!!! 1mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! 1mo
BiblioLitten 3 sound perfect 💙 4w
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A sad but beautifully written memoir. The author will share her experience of her mother tragic death, how both of them suffered from racism and domestic abuse. You can see so well the domestic abuser mind schema (if that is the correct word) in those phone calls transcripts. Could her mother‘s death have been prevented?
😢😔5⭐️

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I‘m not the target audience for this book which is a middle grade. I like middle grade books but I didn‘t enjoy this one as much as I would liked. The story was too long and confusing but this is an unpopular opinion. Most people like this series. I don‘t think I will continue with it. I liked Mini, so funny. This book I think is great to introduce children with Hindu mythology and folklore. 3⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Love this cover, though!! 1mo
Kar2b This one feel flat for me too, and I love her YA books. I wanted to like it so much, but 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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A cute YA book. Arthur will meet Ben during the summer in some strange circumstances, maybe the universe wanted to connect them? You need to read the story to understand this phrase. Many things will happen that summer between these two characters from different backgrounds. I think they resolved their life situations very well taking in consideration their age, communication is the clue. Funny YA scenes and I liked the end, was different.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Mehso-so

As expected in most of Short Story Collection, I liked some short stories more than the others but I found that the ends in these stories were rushed and inconclusive. Well, maybe I should say that I‘m not so fan of short stories in general but I keep trying them. 3⭐️But I like that cover ❤️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon (I‘m late but I will continue this readathon until I finish my careers as “magician”😜)
Career-Mage Hunter
Class-Spells and Incantentions=read a book of short stories

#MarvellousMay @Andrew65

#MyNewYearWhoDis2022 @Monalysha @InMemoryofSharread

#2022ReadingGoals read more books received in swaps I received this book in 2020#ReadintheNewYear @Endowarrior21
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Endowarrior21 I am glad you enjoyed some of them. 1mo
Gissy @Endowarrior21 yes, and I read it finally. I really wanted to read it! It will like to re-read some of the stories later. Thank you so much for this book! Love the cover😍 1mo
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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules | Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
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Mehso-so

Martha, at age 79, wants some changes in her life and decides to commit a white collar crime with her friends at the retirement house who will help her. The scenes were unrealistic, absurds, but funny. However, I think it was too long with unnecessary scenes. Sometimes i just felt bored. 3 ⭐️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#TheForgottenBookClub
#MarvellousMay @Andrew65
#GR2022ATY (GoodReads 52 Books Around The Year 2022) prompt #50 A book related with aging
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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: | Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg
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#ThoughtfulThursday
📖 The tagged book is a physical book. I really don‘t like to read ebooks unless is necessary, like sometimes there are novellas in a series that only comes in ebook. But besides that situation, I don‘t like to read ebook.
📖 ⭐️ ⭐️ 2.5 to 3
📖Yes, I highlight with tabs and sticky notes. I used to write the books but not anymore. I mark in sticky notes or tabs phrases or parts I like.

Thank you @Bklover for tagging me🥰

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚 1mo
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Cottage Gardens | Toby Musgrave
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#WondrousWednesday
🌺 Well, let‘s say I have tried to have a garden😳but I‘m not good at it at all😔Keep trying
🌸 I will like to have a garden with colorful colors. I guess I should try with flowers that can resist this hot weather with minimum care😳
🌺I don‘t know any book about flowers or garden. Open to recommendations🤗

Thank you to @Eggs @TheSpineView and @Ddzmini for tagging me🥰

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌺📚👏🏻 1mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! 1mo
Ddzmini I have thousands in f pictures of flowers because I can‘t grow them I feel your pain 🤗 1mo
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Thank you @Meshell1313 I love my #RecipeSwap box. I really wanted this book😍and the recipe sounds delicious 😋 I will post a picture when I try to do it☺️It sounds easy to do it but my skills in that area are limited🤣It so sweet that this recipe is made by your mother in every event you have. It is like a family tradition recipe and it was shared to me🥰❤️ I‘m glad you liked the box I sent you🤗❤️Loved the stationary you used

@BennetteBookworm

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#thoughtfulthursday
🧠 If I am overwhelmed, I need a space, a moment of silence, solitude to calm myself to control my breath rhythm and thoughts. A very important step. No talk. But also I like to exercise, walk and look the nurture, the beach, the trees. I like to listen music to calm my soul and of course, I loved to read.
🧠I practiced the steps mentioned above 🙌
Thanks for tagging me @Amiable & Ddzmini 🥰

@MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 I feel like getting some quiet time in nature is so important & soul-soothing. Thanks for playing 🌸☺️📖 1mo
Suet624 I love your overall approach to feeling overwhelmed. 1mo
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Pickpick

Izumi, a Japanese American young adult discovered that her father is a prince in Japan. She want to discover her heritage roots his father family and will travel to Japan. Izumi question who she is, her cultural identity where she feels rejection in America for being a Japanese and in Japan for being a foreigner. The story is okay but cute with expected characters YA behaviors and expressions. 3⭐️I will like to read the sequel.

Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBboks
#AsianReadathon (Japan) prompt- to read a book by Asian author which was recommended by someone. I use this book as part of #NewYearWhoDis2022 the book was in my match liked book list #RememberSharon
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The Secret in Their Eyes | Eduardo Sacheri
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I saw the audiobook was free and decided to read the book. I really enjoyed this one. Benjamin Chaparro decides to write a book to manage his retirement idleness. He will write about a crime case that occurred more than 20 years ago which he investigated. It has two time lines and I liked that slow character driven writing style. It has that existentialist tone about life. There is a good movie adaptation but with different end. 4⭐️

Gissy The novel has an open ending in case you don‘t like that type of books. The title in Spanish is La Pregunta de sus Ojos.
May 2022 #BookSpinBingo (free space) @TheAromaOfBooks

#2022ReadingGoals book old in tbr
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This novel was for me like a cozy mystery in some way. Everything started with the #MayMothers group. All these women were going to have their babies during that month. They support each other but there are secrets. The author said that the idea came from a group she used to attend. One of the babies will disappear and a murder will occur. The group will make their own investigation. I didn‘t see that twist coming. 3.5⭐️

Gissy May 2022 #TheBookSpinBingo #Mother relationships @TheAromaOfBooks
#2022ReadingGoals read more books old in tbr
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I liked the premise of this book. I think Frida would faced legal consequences in our real world and would receive parenting counseling. But this school was extreme, some scenes were absurd but I expect that in dystopian novels. However, I think it was unnecessarily repetitive in some parts. I still think this would be good for a movie or tv serie adaptation. The end...? Well..you need to read it. 3.75⭐️ I‘m a bad mother but learning to be good”

Gissy May #BookSpinBingo book related with mother relations @TheAromaOfBooks
#AsianReadathon (Author has Asian heritage)
#2022ReadingGoals read more books received swaps #Speculativefictionswap Thank you @kdgordon88
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I liked the premise of this book. It has action, mystery and suspense. I think it describes very well a person who has drinking problems where the person take poor decisions to resolve problems that usually put his/her life at risk, no self control. But the ending of this novel was so abrupt, too easy and unbelievable😳It was like a great fall how it ended🤷🏽‍♀️3⭐️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
May 2022 #AsianReadathon prompt-read a book by Asian author. This is an Armenian author
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Suet624 I agree. 1mo
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A Cop & a Coop | Hillary Avis
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This one was the last book read during May #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65 and it was the book for me to read for #CBBC @mommamanzi

It was a light cozy mystery with funny scenes and the expected town gossip. I didn‘t expect that twist. The protagonist has sometimes impulsive personality🙄and there will be second chances. Do we expect a sequel?🤔🤷🏽‍♀️3 ⭐️

#BookSounBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheAromaofBooks A mystery involving chickens?? I may have to check this one out! 1mo
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Goodday Coffee & Books | Kilgore, TX (Bookstore)
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@mommyoftwo the package arrived yesterday but I picked it up today. It is good to know that this coffee company helps to prevent human trafficking. I love the extras, thank you so much! Love the washi tapes and stickers because as you, I love to decorate my journals😍and I always say yes for 🍫😋The book sounds cute, full of mystery & spells. I think this will be another series in my tbr. I bought the second book for the first series read in #CBBC

MommyOfTwo Yay! 1mo
Gissy Avorites, it is good @MommyOfTwo I‘m drinking these days Liquid Luck coffee. You said is one of your favorite, it is good. 1mo
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