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Joined January 2022

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#MarvellousMay wrap-up. Completed 3 goals, good progress on 1, behind on 1, and started an extra book I hadn't scheduled. Thanks, @Andrew65 , for hosting!

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A Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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📕A Piece of the World

📗Back and forth between audio and a physical copy, so I can get maximum reading time in. Trying to finish it before my book club meeting tonight!

📘At this point, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📙I don‘t generally mark up my books, unless I‘m reading a book for #LMPBC. I do occasionally use sticky notes.

If you‘re reading this post, consider yourself tagged! 😀

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Just when I was bemoaning the fact that I had drunk up all the delicious tea from the #LitsyTeaSwap, look what arrived in my mailbox! A torn and battered envelope from England, in a plastic bag stamped with a letter from the USPS, apologizing for mangling my mail! Luckily, the yummy vanilla herbal tea bag inside survived unscathed, and I am happily sipping it now. Many thanks, @jenniferw88 , for this delightful surprise! You made my day!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals for the #MarvellousMay #Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 :

📚Complete Lost Among the Living for #SundayBuddyRead

📚 Finish listening to A Piece of the World for my IRL book club

📚Read South of the Buttonwood Tree for #LMPBC #GroupO

📚Keep up with The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Jane Austen at Home for #PemberLittens

@TheBookHippie @Readergrrl @BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain @suvata @BarkingMadRun @jenniferw88

Andrew65 Good luck, and thanks for playing along 😊 2w
BarkingMadRun Love it 2w
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Thoughtful answers and fresh perspectives on questions that test Christians' faith. A quick and easy read that fostered plenty of discussion in my Bible study group.

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My May #BookSpinBingo board. I think I might actually get a Bingo this month! 🤞

#Bookspin is Five Quarters of the Orange
#DoubleSpin is Jane of Lantern Hill

Thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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What a fun #20in4 #Readathon! Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65 !

I loved trying out new tea flavors at 4pm each day, thanks to my friends in the #LitsyTeaSwap. I achieved my goals, although I decided to substitute Lady Susan for #PemberLittens instead of A Piece of the World.

Andrew65 That‘s great, well done 👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳 3w
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Un-put-downable historical fiction, about the evacuation of German citizens as the Russians invaded German-occupied East Prussia towards the end of World War II. Told from 4 points of view, in short alternating chapters. Rich character development, fascinating story line, and heart-wrenching, realistic details about the horrors encountered by the refugees trying to flee. ⬇️

julieclair Human goodness and human cruelty, courage and cowardice, are all displayed. Well researched. This one will stay with me a long time.
Thank you, @Librarybelle , for selecting this book for a #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead. Great choice… so much to discuss.
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Librarybelle So glad you liked it! There is so much to discuss indeed! 4w
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#RoadTripUSA2022

I visited 2 new States this month: Indiana and Wisconsin. Both trips were very enjoyable!

@megnews

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#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

April End-of-Month Update: lack of consistent motivation, resulting in lack of progress

May Changes: Starting Noom, for more structure to my diet

May Goals:
1 - Read Noom lesson daily
2 - Track food daily in Noom app
3 - Read daily devotional
4 - Walk 3 times per week

wanderinglynn Some months are tough. 💜 Great goals for May! 🙌🏻 4w
TheAromaofBooks Do you overall like Noom? I've thought about trying it from time to time but never have. 4w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks I do like Noom. They give you all the tools you need, and explain the psychology of weight loss, in a very positive, upbeat way. Tracking food in the app is easy, and I like that it‘s calorie based, rather than points based (like WW). 4w
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TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the info!! I may look into it more seriously. I really fell off the exercise bandwagon in April! 😂 4w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Yeah, falling off that bandwagon is way too easy to do… 😂 4w
TheAromaofBooks Almost as easy as falling ON the snacky-cake bandwagon! 😂 4w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Funny how they seem to go hand in hand... 🤔 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goal for the May #20in4 #Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 is to read for at least 20 minutes at 4pm each day, accompanied by a nice cup of tea courtesy of my friends in the #LitsyTeaSwap .

I hope to finish Salt to the Sea for #LiteraryCrew, begin Lost Among the Living for #SundayBuddyRead, and begin listening to A Piece of the World for my IRL book club. ⬇️

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4w
Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊 Good book choices. 4w
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Kshakal I love this idea!! 4w
Nutmegnc Sounds perfect!! 4w
Librarybelle Great plans for the readathon! 4w
julieclair Thanks, @Kshakal and @Nutmegnc ! Yesterday‘s delicious tea choice was Blackcurrant Burst, kindly sent by @alexus_sb . Oddly enough, as I was sipping it, one of the characters in my book began talking about making blackcurrant jam with her mom as a child! What are the chances?! Today‘s tea treat will be your Vanilla Caramel Chai, @Kshakal ! 🫖☕️😀 4w
kspenmoll Like your plans! I enjoyed A Piece of the World. (edited) 4w
julieclair @kspenmoll Glad to hear you liked A Piece of the World. It‘s the May selection for my IRL Book club, but I have felt ambivalent about reading it. 4w
Kshakal @julieclair hope you enjoy! 4w
julieclair @Kshakal I did! Very much. Thanks for sending it! 4w
Kshakal @julieclair any time!! 😊 4w
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A Green and Ancient Light | Frederic S. Durbin
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A lost 400-year-old garden, filled with statues, set in a thick and verdant forest, that harbors clues to an ancient and mysterious puzzle? Yes, please!! Endearing characters, a bit of magic, and the perils of a wartime setting? Even better!

Thanks, @Readergrrl , for this fabulous pick for #LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO.

@sprainedbrain @BookBosomed1 @suvata #LitsyMarkupPostalBookClub #MagicalRealism

BookBosomed1 Oooooo. The tagged book sounds great. I‘m trying to finish a Murmur of Bees this week. It‘s a hefty book and so interesting! I hope to send it to @Readergrrl next week. (edited) 1mo
sprainedbrain This sounds great! Looking forward to it. 1mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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My May list for #Bookspin and #DoubleSpin. I love making this list each month. Thanks for hosting this, @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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A Green and Ancient Light | Frederic S. Durbin
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Thanks to the #LitsyTeaSwap and yesterday's mail, I am spoiled for choice as I read my #LMPBC #GroupO book this afternoon! Thanks, @curiouserandcurioser @Kshakal and @Sharpeipup ! 🫖

@Nutmegnc @BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @sprainedbrain @suvata

Nutmegnc Perfect!!😍😍😍 1mo
curiouserandcurioser @julieclair i hope you enjoy💜 1mo
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Now We are Six | Alan Alexander Milne
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This sweet collection of poems by A.A. Milne captures the magic and imagination of childhood. Some feature Christopher Robin, Pooh, and the gang, but many do not. All are delightful! The whimsical illustrations by Ernest H. Shepherd enhance the fun. I loved these poems as a child, and still do today. ⬇️

julieclair Thanks, @TheBookHippie for choosing this as the March selection for #Children‘sClassicRead2022. I thoroughly enjoyed reacquainting myself with this little gem! #Pantone2022 #Daffodil @Clwojick 1mo
TheBookHippie It was so much fun to read! 1mo
Clwojick ❤️🐻 1mo
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Fun romcom with some quirky nods to the Cinderella fairy tale. I loved the body positivity and the strong (and so lovable) female heroine. I was rooting for her the whole time. The insights into the worlds of fashion and reality tv were fascinating. The ending was a bit different than I expected, which was a refreshing surprise.
#FairyTaleReadingChallenge #Cinderella @Charityann

BookBosomed1 I didn‘t expect to like this book as much as I did! 1mo
julieclair @BookBosomed1 Neither did I! That‘s why I love reading challenges. They encourage me to read books I wouldn‘t normally pick up. 1mo
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Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup | Leslie Matthews Stansfield
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Nutmegnc So pretty!! 1mo
Readergrrl I‘m wishing I‘d joined this swap! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🫖 1mo
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wordslinger42 How pretty! I love your teapot! 1mo
Daisey Lovely! 1mo
julieclair @Nutmegnc @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wordslinger42 @Daisey Thank you! The teapot was my grandmother's. 💞 1mo
julieclair @Readergrrl Next time! 🫖 1mo
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Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup | Leslie Matthews Stansfield
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Yay! My first piece of happy mail from #LitsyTeaSwap arrived! Thanks so much, @Nutmegnc . The tea is delicious. ☕😋🫐

Nutmegnc Yay!! So pretty!! 1mo
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Now We Are Six | A. A. Milne
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Great parenting (and grandparenting) advice!

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One Summer in Crete | Nadia Marks
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I defy anyone to read this book and not want to immediately book a flight to Greece… specifically Crete. The evocative descriptions of the landscape, the food, the relaxed lifestyle, and the warmth of the people provide an irresistible setting for the story. Endearing characters navigate a plot filled with surprises and emotional challenges, but the love and support of family and community never fail them. A great read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Butterfinger Beautiful cover. 2mo
Clwojick Such a pretty cover! 2mo
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#RoadTripUSA2022

Visited 3 new states this month: #California , #Iowa, and #NorthCarolina . All were good visits! 😀

@megnews

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@TLuvs Look what was waiting for me when I returned home from vacation! So fun! I will take it with me when I go to the library tomorrow to pick up books for my April reading challenges. Thank you so very much!

@BookBosomed1

TLuvs Yay! I'm glad it was there waiting for you!!!! I had to send it ❤ 2mo
julieclair @TLuvs 🤗💗 2mo
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This was a delightful story! Warm and funny and hopeful. And books played a central role. Right up my alley!

This was my #DoubleSpin for March.

The match with #FragileSprout may be a bit of a stretch for #Pantone2022 , since it's not the main cover color, but I thought the flourishes we're a perfect match.

Set in #Iowa for #RoadTripUSA2022, and is # 8 in my #22booksin22 TBR Reduction Mission!

@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @megnews @jb72

jb72 Awesome job! I‘ve been wanting to read that book. 2mo
Clwojick Great match! 💚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Bingo! | Roger Caron
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My #BookSpinBingo board for April.

#Bookspin is Daily Rituals. Looks like I will finally clear this one off my #ShelfofShame !

#DoubleSpin is The Four Winds.

Thanks for hosting this, @TheAromaofBooks ! I look forward to playing every month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fantastic!! I love this font!! 2mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks I do too! It's called Amatic SC. 2mo
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Goals | Tracy
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My April Goals for #BFC2022
 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Goals | Tracy
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March Update for #BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

1. Read Every Day - Complete! 😃
2. Walk 4 Times per Week - not so hot - no walking days 1-22. Walked daily days 23-31, but only because I was on vacation and it was part of seeing the sights. 🤪
3. Eat Mindfully at Restaurants - epic fail! 😳😂

Need to step up my game for April. 🙂

wanderinglynn There‘s no failing in #BFC 😉 only opportunities for improvement. You got this! 🙌🏻 2mo
julieclair Thanks for the encouragement, @wanderinglynn . 🙂 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@Andrew65
My goals for this month's #20in4 #Readathon:

1. Finish The Other Bennet Sister for #PemberLittens

2. Read The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend for #BookSpin

No set times for reading, as I am on a cruise, and will be visiting Cartagena, Colombia 🇨🇴 and the Panama Canal 🇵🇦 in between reading sessions. 😉

Nutmegnc I‘m so envious!! That trip is def on my bucket list!! 2mo
julieclair @nutmegnc Getting off the ship tomorrow and heading home. It has been an awesome trip! It was on our bucket list for years, too. Finally did it and we're so glad. 2mo
Nutmegnc @julieclair pics are always welcome!! 2mo
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The Magnolia Sword | Sherry Thomas
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I really enjoyed this retelling of the Mulan story. It felt very well researched, giving the story a strong sense of place. The Chinese words and names were a bit confusing at first, but once the story got going, I hardly noticed them. The story was fast-paced and filled with adventure. Lots of plot twists and surprises. A fun read! ⬇️

julieclair Thanks, @Charityann , for hosting the #FairyTaleReadingChallenge. I never would have chosen to read this book on my own without the #Mulan prompt.

#Pantone2022 @Clwojick
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Clwojick Great match! 2mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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@sprainedbrain Tagged book on its way to you!

#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO

@BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @suvata

suvata Cute graphic 2mo
julieclair @suvata Thanks! I'm on a long car ride today, so had plenty of time to have fun with it. 2mo
sprainedbrain Yay!! 2mo
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sprainedbrain It came already! Thank you for the sweets and the sweet card. 😃 2mo
julieclair @sprainedbrain Wow, that was quick! Enjoy! 2mo
BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain Received the book today! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#MarvellousMarch #Readathon went well!

I completed The Sugar Queen, Girl in Translation and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Did not start The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend because The Magnolia Sword (for #FairyTaleReadingChallenge) was calling my name. 🙂

Also started listening to One Summer in Crete for #FoodandLit #Greece.

Thanks, @Andrew65 , for the motivation!

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 2mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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I thought this book was delightful! The touches of magic enhanced the story, without overwhelming it.

@BookBosomed1 , @Readergrrl , @sprainedbrain - Hope y‘all enjoy it as much as I did!

#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO @suvata
#Pantone2022 #Basil @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 #NC #NorthCarolina @megnews
#22booksin22 @jb72

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you read ? It‘s really good! 💚 2mo
julieclair @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! I really enjoyed Garden Spells. Next up is 2mo
Clwojick This looks good! I love the cover 2mo
julieclair @Clwojick Thanks! I love the cover, too. It's softly out of focus, almost as though it's covered with a fine dusting of sugar. 🍥 2mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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Enjoying escaping with a bit of magical realism on this rainy, gloomy day. #LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO. @BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @sprainedbrain @suvata

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Thanks to @Andrew65 for another great #Readathon. #MarvellousMarch , starting today.

My goals:
Finish reading Girl in Translation for #OverBookedClub

Finish listening to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for my IRL book club

Read The Sugar Queen for #LMPBC #GroupO

Begin reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, my #DoubleSpin book

BookBosomed1 The Readers of Broken Wheel is a fun read. 2mo
julieclair @BookBosomed1 Yay! It has been sitting on my TBR list forever. Thanks to #BookSpin, I will actually make time to read it now! 2mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Sundance | David Fuller
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I really wanted to like this book, which is a “sequel” to the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The book speculates that Sundance did not die in Bolivia, because he was in prison in Wyoming at the time. Upon release from prison, he heads to New York City to track down the love of his life, Etta, who had suddenly stopped writing to him 2 years prior. ⬇️⬇️

#Pantone2022 @Clwojick
#Bookspin (Feb) @TheAromaofBooks
#22Booksin2022 @jb72

julieclair So far so good. But… once Sundance arrives in NYC, his life becomes a series of outlandish adventures. I felt like I was reading a movie. In fact, the author‘s bio says he is a screenwriter, so perhaps that explains the writing. I found the story a bit hard to follow at times, and definitely too unrealistic for my taste. ⬇️⬇️ (edited) 3mo
julieclair I do think this book would make a great movie, which I would enjoy watching. And I really appreciated the numerous historical details that were included about life and events in 1911-1913 New York. The book felt well-researched. 3mo
jb72 Yay for another book off the list! Boo that it wasn‘t so good. 3mo
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Clwojick Great colour match! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
julieclair @jb72 Yay indeed! This one made 6 gone and soon to be out of the house. Which of course translates to more room for new books! 😀 3mo
jb72 @julieclair Exactly! Out with the bad ones, in with the new ones! 3mo
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Thanks for the tag, @CaitZ !

1. I enjoy both types of POV.
2. I read Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) in French back in high school. That‘s when I learned that “reading” and “comprehending” are two very different things. 😂
3. I‘m a bit of both. My mood influences me as I plan my TBR each month, but once the list is written, I stick to it. I love to check things off!

Want to play, @MelAnn @PurpleyPumpkin @julesG ?

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs #3!!! 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin Thanks for the tag and sorry I missed this! Maybe next time. 😉 3mo
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Hooked on Bingo | Alice Andrews
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March #BookSpinBingo

#BookSpin Five Quarters of the Orange

#DoubleSpin The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks , for organizing this fun game!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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#RoadTripUSA2022 #Kansas #NewJersey @megnews

Two new states this month:
Kansas - The Chicken Sisters
New Jersey - A Window Opens

Guess I need to spend less time in Britain if I‘m going to hit all 50 states by the end of the year!

megnews No pressure! I may not hit all 50 myself. 3mo
julieclair @megnews But we will sure have fun trying! 🚙😃 3mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO #magicalrealism

@BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @sprainedbrain

Hello Group O! I have decided to go with The Sugar Queen as my pick. It has been languishing on my TBR shelf for far too long now, so this is the perfect "excuse" to read it! It will be such fun sharing it with you all and eventually seeing your comments.

sprainedbrain Sounds great! 3mo
BookBosomed1 Awesome! 3mo
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#BFC2022 March Goals

I'm a bit late to the party, but excited to join this challenge!

@wanderinglynn Thanks for hosting, and please add me to the tag list. 😃

Book Goal: Read every day.

Fitness Goals:
Walk at least 4 times per week
AND
Eat mindfully at restaurants (many restaurant meals ahead in March - 2 out of town trips and 2 visits from out of town friends/family)

wanderinglynn Welcome to #BFC2022! 💜 Great goals! 🙌🏻 3mo
julieclair Thank you @wanderinglynn ! I'm hoping the accountability of joining this challenge will help me achieve them. 3mo
wanderinglynn Also remember that Life Happens. So if a goal isn‘t working for you for some reason, adapt it. The idea is to not quit but be flexible and keep making progress. ☺️ 3mo
julieclair Good advice, @wanderinglynn . Life does indeed happen! I can see where flexibility could be so helpful in continuing to move forward... even if slowly or in a different way than originally planned. 3mo
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#20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

I'm planning to take a 20 minute (at least) tea break at 4pm each day. I will be reading my February selections from my 3 year-long reads: Meadowland, Joyful, and England the Autobiography.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 3mo
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I adored this book! A perfect read for winter or a rainy day, or any time when you're feeling overwhelmed or frazzled. In these crazy times, we could all use a little more coziness in our lives, and this book is filled with lots of small ideas to add warmth and comfort to our days.

#Pantone2022 #SuperSonic @Clwojick

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Spinning | Kenny A. Chaffin
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Ready for March #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community | Lois Parkinson Zamora, Wendy B. Faris
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#LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO

Here are some options for my contribution to Round 14. Thoughts?

BookBosomed1 I didn‘t know we had a full group. Yea! 3mo
BookBosomed1 I‘ve read Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe (it is good!), but any of the other choices are fine with me. 3mo
julieclair @BookBosomed1 We do have a full group! @sprainedbrain said she will join us if no one else signs up. 👍😃 3mo
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sprainedbrain I have read Sharks and Underground Railroad, but would love to read any of the others! 3mo
julieclair So it's a toss up between The Sugar Queen and Sourdough. @Readergrrl , have you already read either of these? 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here is my wrap-up for the #Fabulous#February #Readathon :

Finished An Old-Fashioned Girl and The Chicken Sisters

Started Sundance

Did not get to Sisters in Arms or Beauty

Lots of enjoyable reading time, despite not completing my goals. Thanks, @Andrew65 , for hosting!

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 Thanks for playing along. 3mo
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An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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I enjoyed this book, but found the archaic language and cultural references made for slow going, as I kept stopping to look up words or customs. However, I learned a lot about life in the 1870s. And I adored Polly, the main character. I think she may be my new role model! She had a true servant's heart.
#ChildrensClassicRead2022 @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie She had a lovely heart. 3mo
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The Chicken Sisters | K.J. Dell'Antonia
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Realistic-feeling exploration of how a 100+ year old family feud affects the lives of two current-day sisters. Their competing fried chicken restaurants are being filmed for an episode of "Food"Wars". Some interesting family dynamics and fun plot twists. Enjoyable on audio.
#RoadTripUSA2022 #Kansas @megnews

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An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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My #FabulousFebruary #Readathon goals:

1. Complete An Old-Fashioned Girl for #ChildrensClassicRead2022
2. Finish listening to The Chicken Sisters for my IRL Book Club
3. Read Sundance, my #bookspin pick for February
4. Begin listening to Sisters in Arms for #OverbookedClub
5. Begin reading Beauty for #FairyTaleReadingChallenge

@Andrew65 @TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks @megnews @sblbooks @Charityann

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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@BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl

I just joined y'all's group! Round 14, #GroupO

So excited for my first #LMPBC, and becoming better acquainted with the magical realism
genre.

Thanks, @suvata , for organizing this!

BookBosomed1 Yea!! 🎉 3mo
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julieclair
An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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Amazing parenting advice from Louisa May Alcott, circa 1870. From the introduction in my copy of An Old Fashioned Girl.
#ChildrensClassicRead2022
 @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie 💙📘 3mo
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julieclair
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Pickpick

Fun romance with enough introspection to give it some substance. Endearing characters. Having never been to Buenos Aires, I found this to be a friendly and authentic-feeling introduction to the city through a newcomer's eyes.

#FoodandLit #Argentina
@Butterfinger @Catsandbooks