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jenniferw88

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#bookspin list for December @TheAromaofBooks

Most of these are for challenges I think I can complete!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! now
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Received my #wintersolsticeswap today - thanks @Mitch @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain . Hope to send mine this week - waiting on one more thing for my partner.

Chrissyreadit 🎉❤️💕 33m
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Gladstone's Library (formerly St Deiniol's Library) | Hawarden, Flintshire, United Kingdom (Library)
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A selection of photos from the #readingretreat

JamieArc It‘s been fun to follow your reading retreat! 17h
Nutmegnc That place looks like something out of a book or movie!! 17h
Caroline2 Lovely 🥰 16h
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LeahBergen Wow! 😍😍 14h
wanderinglynn One of these days I‘ll actually get to go. It looks so lovely! 13h
Cathythoughts That‘s a lovely glimpse of your book trip 👍🏻❤️ 5h
Chrissyreadit Someday I will plan my month long stay in Europe, and it will be set in the Month of the retreat and I will be able to participate in such an amazing event 😍😍😍 31m
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Florence and Giles | John Harding
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squirrelbrain Thank you too! It was a fun weekend! 17h
TrishB It was fab 😁 16h
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Mussolini's Island | Sarah Day
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
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84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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#wintergames #Mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Some of my planned #tbr for December!

mom2bugnbee I just listened to Tim Curry read A Christmas Carol, & now you tell me that Patrick Stewart has a version?!? What to do? 😂 5d
jenniferw88 @mom2bugnbee haha! I plan to listen to Patrick & then read Mr Dickens and his Carol. 5d
candc320 I really enjoyed Mr. Dickens and His Carol! 4d
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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Right, I THINK this is my stack for the #readingretreat! Not pictured is whichever book I'm currently reading that I haven't finished yet (I've got 2 on the go!)

Top left is my Kindle, plus I have Audible on my phone IF I run out of reading material! 😂😂😂

@TrishB @julesG @squirrelbrain @scripturient @Leniverse @Oryx @CGainor3

julesG There's a nice Waterstones in Chester, should you need to stock up on the way. 1w
scripturient The cat book is on my shopping list for Chester. ❤️ 1w
jenniferw88 @scripturient 😊 I have a signed edition 😍 (pre-ordered it!) 1w
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jenniferw88 @julesG 😂😂😂 1w
squirrelbrain 😁👍 Looks like a good pile! 7d
TrishB Looking good 👍🏻 I have a really bad work week so am saving the delights of picking until Thursday night! 7d
BarbaraBB Arabia is so good! Wishing you a fantastic weekend with those other great ladies!! 7d
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About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times | Peter Catapano, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
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#newyearwhodis @monalyisha @tenar

⭐ Books I already owned:
Passing
Mrs Dalloway
Sister Outsider

😂 Books I've read (but not this version!)
Frankenstein - a 5 ⭐ read for the 1831 version - I love the Gothic genre - so looking forward to trying the original!

❤ Books I've just bought:
The Housekeeper and the Professor
The Lathe of Heaven
Ill Feelings

I've added the rest to my #tbr on Litsy!

BarbaraBB The Housekeeper and the Professor is fantastic! And you can use it for prompt 46 of the #52books list: A job title in the title! 1w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB haha! I have a book planned for that from #ReadingAfrica2022 already planned for that prompt but I'll keep it in mind in case I need to bail. Butler Did It by Sally Pomeroy. 1w
monalyisha I love seeing them all together like this! Mrs. Dalloway is so deserving of its reputation. I hope you enjoy all of them! 💖 1w
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BarbaraBB For which country is that book? 1w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB Seychelles! 1w
tenar Okay, this event is way too fun!! Just looking at all these books I loved together warms my heart. I‘m glad they ended up being a mix of new-to-you books and books you‘re already interested in. I hope you enjoy your time with whatever you read. 🧡 Can‘t wait to deep dive into your list!
(And @BarbaraBB is the one I owe for turning me on to the lovely The Housekeeper and the Professor. Thanks again!)
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tenar PS You did include Crippled on your list! And if you ever find yourself wanting even more nonfiction on disability, I‘d be happy to make a little bonus list. 1w
jenniferw88 @tenar haha to Crippled being on my list! I did say I couldn't really remember what was on it lol. Thank you - I'll keep your offer in mind! 1w
jenniferw88 @tenar the last 2 books on my list are part of a series - I didn't list book 1 as I didn't find it as interesting, but it's this one if you need to read in order 1w
tenar @jenniferw88 I‘ll note it down, ty. They all look interesting! And re: Frankenstein, the editions are so similar that I‘d only go for it if you‘re ready for a straight reread. They‘re just different enough that the worldview and reasoning about things is slightly shifted. (I think I like 1818 better; this article touches on why: https://www.npr.org/2018/01/16/577721104/see-a-famous-monster-come-alive-in-fran...) 1w
BarbaraBB @tenar I‘m happy to hear that. And that you loved it too! 🤍 1w
jenniferw88 @tenar a straight re-read is OK too - it's about 10 years since I read it for a Uni module, so it'll be interesting to see if my opinion changes! 1w
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Susanita 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
BarbaraBB Wow. 5⭐️ 2w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB if you're thing of doing next year 's #52Booksin52Weeks it would definitely work for the 'set on at least two different continents' prompt. I'm using it for this year's 'dual timeline' prompt. 2w
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BarbaraBB Thanks, that‘s a good suggestion. I read this one for dual timeline 2w
BarbaraBB For next year‘s two continents prompt (as well as for #ReadingAfrica2022) I‘ve been thinking of 2w
BarbaraBB That one sounds good too. I love tripling up! 1w
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Bailedbailed

Having just read the Wikipedia entry on this book, I've definitely done the right thing in deciding to bail on it!

#chillsandthrills @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB You probably did. It‘s a tough read though interesting in its political context. I‘m just not in the mood for that right now either. 2w
Cinfhen Smart move!! 2w
TrishB I haven‘t said the words yet, but probably will do. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!! 2w
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I presume this is 1 point for #Mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick ?! 😂

#wintergames #gamesleighers @StayCurious

I've put two TV show episodes on here too as they are frequently shown - you may need to YouTube them for a bingo.

KristiAhlers I love watching Christmas movies. My husband is even worse than I am. He has the Hallmark Christmas movies on all day long. Ugh sometimes those are too sweet even for me. 😂 2w
Texreader Thanks for sharing! Go #mistletoemaniacs!! 🎄 🎅 ⛄️ 2w
MidnightBookGirl Love this! 2w
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Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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Jenni, you didn't ask for this but these are basically the books I left off the #PemberLittens form! 😂😂😂

@sprainedbrain

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌 2w
LeahBergen I put Jane and Me on my form. 😆 2w
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The #52Booksin52Weeks 2022 challenge prompts are live!

https://www.the52book.club/2022-reading-challenge/

@BarbaraBB

There's a Jane Austen-inspired prompt #PemberLittens @sprainedbrain

BarbaraBB Thank you!! I managed to read 51 so far if this year‘s challenge. It‘s so fun! Do you know if it‘s on the Storygraph already? 2w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB not yet, but I expect it will be on in the next day or 2! 2w
BarbaraBB I‘ll check it! Prompts are great again don‘t you think? 2w
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wanderinglynn Fun! Thanks for sharing. 2w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB yes, already got some. Trying to double up as much as I can with #ReadingAfrica2022 and #booked2022! 2w
sprainedbrain This looks fun! I might do it. 😃 2w
BarbaraBB Me too. And with #pop22 probably 🤦🏻‍♀️🤩 2w
BarbaraBB Thanks! Joined! 2w
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The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. From this year's books, the gardens in the tagged book. From all time, HOGWARTS!

2. Attending a very funny talk by David Suchet about Poirot with my Mum & a friend.

Tagging anyone who wants to join in & hasn't played yet.

Trashcanman Even me? 3w
jenniferw88 @Trashcanman yes, even you 😊 3w
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SamanthaMarie That would be an amazing thing to go to. We love Poirot in this house, particularly David Suchet's Poirot. My 6 year old says all the time, "My favorite detective is Poirot." ? 3w
RaeLovesToRead I'm going to see David Suchet on Sunday! 🥰🥰 And yes to Hogwarts!! 😊 3w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🎊📚👍🏼 3w
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"If Russia acquired Western wealth, America would be eaten hollow like Swiss cheese at a mouse convention."

??? ?? ???

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Cinfhen Ohhh, this looks juicy 😍thanks for posting & sharing 3w
Crazeedi I've hear this is a good book 3w
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Cinfhen I bailed on this one 3w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I did the audio (slightly over 4 hours) but ended up at 1.30x speed. 3w
Librarybelle Awesome job stacking the challenges for this one! 3w
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Cinfhen That‘s a good way to get through it!!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3w
BarbaraBB 4⭐️ yet a so-so? 3w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB yeah, it's a low 4 star. It held my attention at the beginning, but the middle lagged. The ending surprised me though! 3w
BarbaraBB I remember that ending! 3w
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A quick, easy read! My choice for #bakedgoodsoncover for #booked2021, however this series would also work for #includesrecipes for #booked2022 as you can get some bonus donut recipes at the end of the book if you want to.

5 ⭐

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice!! Can‘t go wrong with donuts! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for #SharingIdeas 🥳♥️ 3w
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Best of British Science Fiction 2020 | Lavie Tidhar, M R Carey
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Loved this swap last year so have signed up again. Visit @candority 's page for the sign up link! #bestof2021

candority Thanks for sharing! And for joining again, of course. Happy to have you back! 😊 3w
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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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Cinfhen You‘re AWESOMENESS!!! Thank you SO MUCH, Jenny 💕💕💕 4w
Megabooks Just joined!! Thank you!! 4w
EvieBee Great! Makes it so much easier to keep tabs on. 4w
tdrosebud I joined! Thanks for setting it up! 4w
BarbaraBB Great! Thanks so much Jennifer ❤️❤️ 4w
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EvieBee So much goodness in this card. 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 4w
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I'm really getting into witchcraft at the moment 😂😂😂! #wintersolsticeswap @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

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Cinfhen I can‘t believe you picked all your books already!!! That‘s fabulous!!! Do you own them all ??? 4w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen 😂 they are 'tentative', but yes - some double up with #litsyatoz and #ReadingAfrica2022! 4w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen actually The Christie book is a pre-order - it comes out in February. 4w
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Cinfhen I‘m trying to do #ReadingAfrica2022 too!! Can you share which books work for both ? I know Poisonwood Bible works for both❣️That book is PHENOMENAL 4w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen sure! It's The Book of Negroes for #sierraleone (although it's doubling for #canada in #booked2022 😂) and Born a Crime for #southafrica 4w
Cinfhen Ahhh well done 👍🏽 Thanks 😊 4w
BarbaraBB Thanks so much for this!! 4w
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Cinfhen Need to screenshot for future reference 🤩 4w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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No surprises that I've tentatively planned all my books for #booked2022 already! Here are my #winter prompts. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing & posting 🙌🏻💚🙌🏻 4w
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Panpan

You'll definitely need coffee if you attempt to read this epic Chinese poem - I made it to Chapter 45 and then read the chapter summaries, as each chapter was basically the different characters fighting each other over parts of the country after the Han dynasty fell.

2 ⭐ but it does #China #readingasia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
#translatedintofirstlanguage #booked2021 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraBB So many books set in China and you chose this one 😅 1mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB 😂😂😂 it was the abridged version too! 120 chapters in total. 😂😂😂 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I salute you for trying to read this, so daunting! 😅 Which abridged translation did you read? 1mo
jenniferw88 @erzascarletbookgasm the penguin classic edition, translated by Michael Palmer 1mo
Librarybelle Way to go for giving it a try! 1mo
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Sahara | Michael Palin
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BarbaraBB You are the best!!!! I joined already! Thank you so much 💃❤️ 1mo
DrexEdit I don't know what I'm getting myself into, but I need more things to do on StoryGraph, so I signed up! Looking forward to this challenge! 1mo
Librarybelle Thank you!! 1mo
BarbaraBB @DrexEdit happy you‘re joining 🤍 1mo
tdrosebud I've joined! 4w
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Tarot | Kristyna Arcarti
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#basicwitchswap @TheWolfbehindTheEyes @sprainedbrain @mklong

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the crystals, HP stuff and books! I seriously ❤ everything.

Can't wait to read the books!

Crazeedi A very interesting looking book, I have a couple on this subject. 1mo
sprainedbrain Pretty crystals! 😍 1mo
TheWolfbehindTheEyes Your very welcome I have yet to open yours but looking forward to it 1mo
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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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#alterednightmareswap @kaysworld1 @LibrarianRyan

Thank you very much for everything - really looking forward to getting back to Sunny's world!

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Mrs McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie
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#hauntedhollowswap @Yuki_Onna @wanderinglynn

Thank you very much Samantha for the books & chocolate - looking forward to eating it & reading them.

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🧡 1mo
Yuki_Onna You're very welcome, Jenny! 🤍 I hope you'll enjoy everything! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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A couple of days late but here's my list for November @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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#basicwitchswap has arrived. No idea who else to tag as no handle on the outside! @sprainedbrain @mklong

sprainedbrain Yay! And it‘s @TheWolfbehindTheEyes 🖤 1mo
TheWolfbehindTheEyes Yeah forgot to write my handle lol 1mo
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Threadneedle | Cari Thomas
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DrexEdit That is a STUNNING cover! Love it! 😍 💗 1mo
hissingpotatoes Agreed on that cover, wow! 1mo
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persephone1408 Totally love this series 1mo
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Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded | Samuel Richardson
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kaysworld1 Brilliant hope you like it x 1mo
LibrarianRyan yerahhhh 1mo
TrishB Hi Jenny- just to let you know your parcel has arrived 😘 1mo
jenniferw88 @TrishB yay! 🤞 you like everything. 1mo
TrishB Aww- I‘m sure I‘ll love it 😊 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thank you for the birthday wishes!! ❤ 1mo
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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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Whatever101 Years ago, this was a somewhat difficult read for me (both content wise and on a personal level) but well worth it. Glad to see people are still interested in reading it, even though it is heavy on the science stuff and sections are a bit dry. 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agreed!! 💚💚 1mo
persephone1408 Don't mind if I do!😋 1mo
Tattooedteacher Totally the truth. Thanks for sharing. 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Weird is good! 🤪 1mo
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squirrelbrain Oh dear, that‘s *really* bad! 1mo
kezzlou85 Oopsy, he's not going to live that one down. 1mo
Cinfhen 😂😂 1mo
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