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gossamerchild

gossamerchild

Joined September 2016

Librarian and lover of books and all things bookish! (She/her/hers) Blog : https://fortbookville.wordpress.com The StoryGraph: gossamerchild
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Here's my #bookspin bingo card for June!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 2w
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Okay, I think this is the most I'll read this month. No bingo, not still productive. Plus, lots of fun with PicCollage stickers 🤣🤣

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!!! 2w
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Here is my list for June's #bookspin bingo!

#tbr @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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I haven't really been keeping up with this, so here it is all at once 😀😀. Might even get bingo this month. #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! And I love your flower “stickers“!! 2w
gossamerchild @TheAromaofBooks thanks! I have a lot of fun messing around in PicCollage 🤣🤣 2w
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That took WAY too long. And if I look at this image too closely, I will want to straighten the lines :-D Anyway, here's my #bookspin bingo card. I'm kinda excited that my #aam #authoramonth choice is also my #doublespin!

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 1mo
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My #bookspin list for May. April was NOT a great reading month, and what I did finish was motivated myself by my mood. So who knows how this month will go? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Finally got my #bookspinbingo card put together!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
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Forgot to post my #bookspin list for April!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Finished my #aam today. What an incredibly compelling mystery. The descriptions of Australia in the midst of an intense drought was.... Damn, so horrifying. The mystery was depressing AF and the characters were complicated. I highly enjoyed this and might actually continue the series 🤣🤣

@Soubhiville #janeharper #thedry #authoramonth

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A little late tonight, but my reading corner for the #HyggehourReadathon includes Christmas lights, a houseplant, and open windows! It was in the 70s today, in Wisconsin, on March 3, and very blustery. Such a weird day.

Reading the tagged book for some "end of the weekend" comfort.

@AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie 💚📗💚 3mo
AllDebooks 🌱❤️🌱 3mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 3mo
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And here's my #bookspin list for March.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Didn't do so great with the specific books I meant to read, but I did a fair amount of reading. Almost got a bingo!

#bookspinbingo #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 3mo
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This was fabulous! If you enjoyed The Soul of an Octopus I HIGHLY recommend this.

#Nonfiction

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Finished my first #aam title! This was fantastic. Some of the stories were fairly disturbing, but overall I highly recommend this. I haven't been able to get into her novels, so I'm pleased I enjoyed this.

#authoramonth #laurengroff @Soubhiville

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I already forgot to post my #HyggehourReadathon picture, but I DID take this amazing photo of my reading buddy, Huxley, while I was reading. It was a stressful evening, so I appreciated being able to decompress with my pal. Sigh.

@AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

Catsandbooks So sweet! 4mo
TheBookHippie Awe. 🐾♥️🐾 4mo
IndoorDame 😻😻😻 4mo
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Tamra Kissable nose 4mo
monkeygirlsmama So cute!!! 😍 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
Smrloomis Adorable!! 4mo
AllDebooks Beautiful ❤️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit 😻😻😻😻 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww, Huxley!!! 🥰🥰 4mo
gossamerchild @Tamra the reason we picked him 💕💕. He was at the humane society with a litter of kittens and we couldn't resist the nose! 4mo
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card for February!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fantastic!! 4mo
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I think it's safe to assume I won't get much more reading done this month. The quieter I am on Litsy, the more reading i do 😂😂

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

monkeygirlsmama Look at you go though! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 4mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Sigh. I flipping ADORE this book.

Sigh. That's all I got. A swoony sigh 😂😂

#authoramonth #janeausten @Soubhiville

TheBookHippie I picked this for a reread too! 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 5mo
DGRachel My favorite Austen. 💖 5mo
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gossamerchild @DGRachel it might be mine, too ❤️❤️ 5mo
gossamerchild @TheBookHippie 🥳🥳. Such an amazing read. 5mo
Soubhiville I‘m glad you love it. 😊 5mo
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card. So excited for a new year/new challenge!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fantastic!! 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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This was the first collection of #poetry that popped into my head for #midwintersolace. Poetry is very hit or miss for me (it seems so much more personal than prose, for some reason), so when I love it, I LOVE it. I highly highly recommend this one.

#naturalitsy @alldebooks @thebookhippie @chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

DebinHawaii I love listening to her poetry on audio. She is amazing! 5mo
TheBookHippie I love her work! 5mo
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Whoohoo, I actually got a bingo! 😂😂. There are a few days left in the month, but I'm gonna say this is probably all I'll finish.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! Fantastic month!! 5mo
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I haven't posted in a few days, but I've had several #naturalitsycardswap cards come in this week. I can't express my gratitude enough for these, as it's been a rough couple of weeks. Thank you so much, @julieclair @DebinHawaii @jenniferw88 @peaKnit @Sarahreadstoomuch @Cuilin @PaperbackPirate

TheBookHippie Yay! ❄️🤍❄️ I agree they‘ve been a balm. 6mo
AllDebooks They are an absolute joy ❄️🩵❄️ 6mo
julieclair So glad they arrived at just the right time for you! ❄️💙❄️ 6mo
Cuilin I agree, they‘re such an antidote to melancholy. 🩵❄️🩵 6mo
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This was so sweet. YA romantsy that isn't overkill on the romance, or violence. I loved it and hope it's going to be a series. Highly recommended!

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Two more cards today! Thank you, @wanderinglynn and @Catsandbooks !

#naturalitsycardswap

TheBookHippie ❄️🤍❄️ 6mo
Catsandbooks 🩵🦌❄️ 6mo
wanderinglynn ❄️💙❄️ 6mo
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The cards are coming in! The extra little something in my mail makes these dreary days so much better. Thank you, @Deblovestoread @TheBookHippie @Captivatedbybooks @WildAlaskaBibliophile

TheBookHippie ❄️🩶❄️ 6mo
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Here's my usual reading nest, with my bestest snuggle buddy, Noms. I kinda forgot about the #hyggehourreadathon, but since I've been reading pretty much all day, I figure that's okay 🤣🤣.

Book topic, not so cozy...

#naturalitsy @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie 🐈❄️🩶 6mo
dabbe Hello there, snuggly kitty! 💙❄️💙 6mo
AllDebooks Gorgeous kitty with a great name x 6mo
AlaMich I need a reading nest! 6mo
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My #bookspin bingo card for December.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!!! 6mo
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BookwormAHN Yay 🤍 6mo
AllDebooks ❤️ 6mo
TheBookHippie 💙❄️💙 yay!!! 6mo
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peaKnit I‘m looking forward to this! ☺️ 6mo
Texreader Yay!!! 6mo
julieclair Yay! Such happy stickers! 😀 6mo
dabbe So colorful! 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
Chrissyreadit ❄️🤍❄️ 6mo
gossamerchild @julieclair I *might* have a sticker problem 🤣🤣 6mo
julieclair @gossamerchild It‘s only a *problem* if you hoard them and never use them. 😘 When you use them to make others smile, as you do, it‘s called a blessing! 😀 6mo
gossamerchild @julieclair ooh I like this! 🤣🤣 6mo
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And here's my list for December's #bookspinbingo. Whew. Sorry for the multiple posts, this month got away from me!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Well, I got pretty close this month. I need to keep up with the mood reading prompts.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 6mo
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Finished this audiobook today on my way to work. Bad idea-i was SOBBING as I drove along, and still sniffing when I walked into the building. I miss you, Sir Terry. You were one of a kind 😭😭

Highly recommended. Rob Wilkins does an outstanding job.

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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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Thank you, @kspenmoll for your lovely #naturalitsycardswap card! I love Frida. And to answer you, no, we don't really have much snow here. We had snowfall this weekend, but it's gonna be in the 40s all week, so it's already mostly gone 😖. These days we don't get a lot of snow that sticks until at least January. Where we are in Wisconsin, that is. We're pretty far south.

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I binged this in a sitting and a half 😄. The character development isn't super great, and there was something weird about the paragraph formatting that confused me, but I love NR. She tells a good story. And omg do I NEED the library she describes in this book! Can't wait for the next one.

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Page 5 of this book 🤣🤣. I always knew I liked Sy Montgomery.

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This was compelling. And not from a "he's so hot" kinda way. The fact that he elicited that kind of response from women is just mind boggling. And terrifying. If you're into true crime and haven't read this, I highly recommend it. Though it did make me trust good looking white guys even less than I did before ?

Balibee146 Stacked and just discovered it is currently free on Kindle Unlimited where I am so will explore very soon 7mo
gossamerchild @Balibee146 nice! My only caveat is that the original text is very dated, so just be aware of that. Overall it's so fascinating. 7mo
Balibee146 Fantastic thanks - yeah I saw it had been published a while ago (so was I though 😜) but also that she had worked with him. 7mo
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This was so. Good. Surprisingly funny, subtly snarky, and oh so endearing. Absolutely, hands down my favorite Ishiguro. So glad I read this ❤️❤️

#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

TheBookHippie Our eleventh graders read this in honors English- they always love it. 7mo
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Reflections in a Golden Eye | Carson McCullers
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I was searching for something to post for #gold and ran across another title I've never heard of and am intrigued by.

#HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 7mo
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Comfort Me With Apples | Catherynne M. Valente
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I love this author, and this sounds intriguing.

#apples #HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 💚🍎🖤 7mo
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Lovelight Farms | B. K. Borison
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I adore everything about this cover.

#farm #HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Brilliant 🤩 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 😍 7mo
iread2much It‘s lovely 🍂 7mo
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The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I pulled out my original copy of The Secret Garden for the #naturalitsy November #buddyread. I think it's from 1994, at least 🤩🤩. I'm really looking forward to rereading this one.

@AllDebooks

AllDebooks Lovely 😍 7mo
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card for November.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!!! 7mo
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Randomly searching for books about #allsaintsday and ran across this. And now I'm intrigued.

#HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs It sounds captivating! 7mo
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It's coming up to the end of the year, so I'm being kinder to myself with regards to reading expectations for #bookspinbingo. By which I mean lowering them 🤣🤣. Really trying to knock off some more titles from my #unreadshelf.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Marple: Twelve New Mysteries | Agatha Christie, Leigh Bardugo, Elly Griffiths, Ruth Ware, Jean Kwok, Kate Mosse, Val McDermid, Alyssa Cole, Dreda Say Mitchell, Lucy Foley, Naomi Alderman, Natalie Haynes, Karen M McManus
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Thank you so much, @BarkingMadRead , for all the treats and amazing books! I already ate a couple of the Reese's 🤣🤣. I'm very excited to dive into both books 🤩🤩🤩. Happy Halloween!

@MaleficentBookDragon #AHRS

BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 7mo
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Steeped to Death | Gretchen Rue
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This was super cute. I want to like cozies, but sometimes they're a bit .. twee for my taste. This one skirts it, but overall I highly enjoyed it. The MC's sarcasm brought it back for me 🤣. Plus, witches, tea, cats, and books-what more could I ask for!

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I also got a #bookspinbingo! Woot woot! Some more points for Team #BOOklovers. @Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks

Bookwormjillk 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fabulous!! 8mo
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Book. Hangover. 😭😭😭. Omg this was amazing.

#botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 8mo
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Moonstone | Wilkie COLLINS
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Finished this today. It was... Fine. There were some genuinely hilarious moments (Betteredge [and what an appropriate name!] was my favorite character, hands down), but overall it was slow and slightly disappointing. I'm glad I read it, though. 620 #worsearch points

#scarathlon Team #BOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk I agree. You could tell it was a serial read because it was really dragged out. 8mo
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