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mrsmarch

Joined September 2016

goodreads.com/mrsmarch ---- South of Boston. #dogsoflitsy #hufflepuff4lyfe https://www.leafandvinehistory.com
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Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung by Nina MacLaughlin
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December | Eve Bunting
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December/winter themed #bookspin board. Includes my #LMPBC book in slot 16, books I have hanging around with “winter” in the title, a #wintergames #teamgamesleighers team read in slot 8, a Pearl Harbor book in slot 7, and a variety of books to get off my TBR.

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Dig Deep My Grave | Cheryl Honigford
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Wow….I‘ve knocked 6 books off my TBR this month. What an amazing November! What to read next? #bookspin #mountTBR

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Yes! Grateful my people are starting to understand this. #colonialcultureclash

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How‘s your day going? #thisorthat #nsdarjrmembership

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The enpuzzling at 10 minutes of 7 last night, after two hours of work, before setting the table for thanksgiving lunch, and finished by 3 pm.

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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3 of the books on my #NYWD2022 are nominees for awards on GoodReads this year….and they kind of fit together pretty well. Looking forward to tackling at least one of these in January and the others as 2022 goes on.

JenReadsAlot I hope you enjoy them! 5d
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Hi @laurabeth I am sending this to you in today's mail. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! #LMPBC #Round13 #GroupS13

@sharread Your book came!

LauraBeth Woohoo! 5d
sharread Yippee 5d
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For Cheddar Or Worse | Avery Aames
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Wow, that was a surprise. I started the tagged book a couple days ago and I just can‘t muster the will to get invested in the characters enough to finish it. So yeah, nope. Bail. I can either pick Wake, Siren back up or choose another book.

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I have 100 pages left in Indigo Girl for #LMPBC #S13. I‘m so frustrated with Eliza, she‘s very intelligent but as dense as a block of wood. I‘m pulling for her to get her act together and evolve in the last pages!

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Oops side quest. Needed a book on my kindle to read in the dark and went for (tagged) easy breezy mindless murder mystery.

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The Mitford Murders | Jessica Fellowes
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Finished Mitford Murders for both #bookspin and #doublespin November! Pausing Wake, Siren to read The Indigo Girl for #LMPBC Southern Literature. Then back to knocking off my TBR!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung | Nina MacLaughlin
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I‘ve finished Reflection this month, and I‘m halfway thru Apple Cider Slaying. I started Wake, Siren as my leisurely read for the dance class pickup line. And I need to read The Mitford Murders as well to complete #bookspin and #doublebookspin for the month. Cross your fingers for me!

BkClubCare You can do it! 3w
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Apple Cider Slaying | Julie Anne Lindsey
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Whole month recap! #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter Thank you @Clwojick for hosting and helping herd us Hallowe‘en cats! 🐈‍⬛ 🎃 👻

Clwojick Woohoo! You did amazing this month! Thank you for joining us! 4w
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Final #scarathlon week totals! Add another 754 for me @Clwojick !

Clwojick Fantastic job! Way to go! Thank you for joining us this month🖤 4w
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Apple Cider Slaying | Julie Anne Lindsey
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#bookspin November….6 Mitford Murders and 20 Apple Cider Slaying. A continuation of #scarathlon!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 4w
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Where's the Doctor? | Jamie Smart
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#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter spooky show time…. 13th Doctor in “The Haunting of Villa Diodati” +6

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#bookspin for November! Some October holdovers and a backlog of cozy mysteries.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
Drnkpnkprincess It‘s been sitting on my shelf forever so thank you for reminding me I need to read 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, I have been curious about Elliott Pattison‘s mysteries. Look forward to what you think. And I saw the Robert E Lee and me book at my son‘s college bookstore— the author is an alumni. But we were already spending too much by simply being there for Parents Weekend. So I look forward to your thoughts on that one, too. 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks And yes, I know the Phillis Wheatley is a DAR book. Will get to that one eventually. I‘m currently reading the Pocahontas one but it is very slow going for me. 1mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks That makes me sad about the Pocahontas one being a slow read. I had been excited about it. 4w
ValerieAndBooks @mrsmarch There is just so much information packed into it. It‘s not just about the story of Pocahontas herself also but the history of her times and also that of Native American stories and mythology. So there‘s a lot to absorb (edited) 4w
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#TesmSlaughter 27 words x 10 pts each = 270 pts plus the post (+271 total)

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All 32 words for +320 points (+1 for the post). #TeamSlaughter #gameon

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#TeamSlaughter Week 3 points update! +163 for the week, 5378 points total so far

Clwojick Awesome job! You're on fire! 🔥 1mo
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Finished Mexican Gothic in 2 hours (+15, +20) and watched 2 episodes of Dr Who (+10). +46 points total. Closeup photo from a headstone in a cemetery in Virginia. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Well this is a spooky and mysterious read! Noemì is sent by her father to solve a mystery at a gloomy English-style house in the mountains of Mexico. I finished my book in the hotel and needed a read for the flight ✈️ back to Boston. ? ? ? ? ? ?? #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter +46 pts plus +45 for finishing Hill Women.

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My October books so far. I‘m mere pages from the close of Hill Women and it‘s already one of the best, most affecting books I have ever read. I‘ll be pushing copies in to people‘s hands for years to come. I read it (+5) for 4 hours yesterday (+40) and now I‘m posting about it (+1). #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick way to go! 🖤 1mo
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Modest points this week but I‘ve been dead busy. 452 total for 4 hours of reading, 1 spooky show (the Halloween episode of Jessie, “The Whining”), 260 game points, wrapping up Toucan Keep a Secret, reading the Little Golden Book “The Haunted Mansion” to the little, and 2 participation points. Tomorrow I am getting on a plane headed to NC and VA!

#TeamSlaughter Week 2 = 452 points 🎃 👻 🔪 🦜

Texreader Amen!! 1mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 🖤 1mo
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Looks like we have our slate for #LMPBC #groupS13! After seeing what others chose, I decided to go with The Indigo Girl. I will begin reading The Indigo Girl on Nov 1 and will have it in the mail to the person after me on the mailing list that @suvata sent out.

I usually use green ink pens—what colors will everyone else choose? We should each have a different color to tell each other‘s notes apart.

LauraBeth Looking forward to it! 1mo
sharread These are some awesome reads. Can't wait to start. 🎃 1mo
Mynameisacolour I'll go with purple for this round. 🖊 1mo
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sharread I'll wait to see the colors everyone writes in the book and pick a different one. 1mo
sharread @Mynameisacolour Could you send me the name list information. I didn't get it from @suvata thanks 4w
sharread @Mynameisacolour thank you Happy Halloween 4w
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#LMPBC #groupS13 Have we figured out our books? I‘m still on the fence between two — not sure whether the rest of the group has firmly settled on a book yet?

Mynameisacolour It's a go for Gods in Alabama for me👍 1mo
sharread Oh this is nice, thank you for doing this. Can't wait to see the other 2 final picks. ❤ 1mo
LauraBeth Let‘s go with for me 1mo
LauraBeth Also - do we need to read “our” picks first and then mail it? (edited) 1mo
Mynameisacolour @LauraBeth Yes, we read our pick first and then send it on. Looking forward to all these good books everyone is choosing!😁 1mo
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#LMPBC #groupS13 6 options for Southern lit! I will tag as many as I can in comments Hot Hot Chicken takes place in TN and is nonfic.

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Mynameisacolour Ooh, these all sound good! Top three would probably be The invention of Wings, Hot Hot Chicken and The Indigo Girl but I'd be happy to read any of them. 1mo
sharread These look amazing. I'm open any you pick. I haven't read any of them either. 1mo
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#LMPBC #groupS13 What makes a book ‘Southern‘? Is it fiction or nonfiction, does it take place in certain areas or have certain characters? I have a range of ideas but I want to make sure I am not barking up the wrong tree. I‘m so looking forward to this round!

Mynameisacolour I'm thinking stories that are set in the south, or with characters from the south or even written by southern authors, fiction or non. We can make this as broad as you all want😁 1mo
sharread You're barking up the wrong tree? I'm assuming that's a typo or could be my brain farting again. 🤣🤣🤗🤗 1mo
mrsmarch @sharread Disconnect between brain and thumbs....watching my 4 year old bicycle in the school yard with one eye and hoping she doesn't crash in to anyone! 1mo
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sharread When I do a Google search it's seems to be the location or some type of historical event. I'm thinking what Heather just said. Like Interview with the Vampire (one of my favs) is in New Orleans. So that's considered it. ❤❤❤ 1mo
mrsmarch @Mynameisacolour I had a short list of 6 books in mind, 4 fiction and 2 nonfiction, 1 in TN, 3 in SC, and 2 in NC. Only 1 is over 400 pages, and it's one of the nonfiction books at 416 so probably the last 30-40 pages will be end notes. :D @sharread @laurabeth 1mo
Mynameisacolour Sharon, I loved Interview with the Vampire. Both the book and the movie . @mrsmarch Fantastic, I've got 4 and they are all fiction, I'll post them here in just a second. @sharread @LauraBeth 1mo
LauraBeth I think Southern Lit can be defined in multiple ways: geography, history, culture, voice, perception, etc. Basically, anything that explores the dynamics, ironies and complex socioeconomic and cultural histories of the South. I‘m open to pretty much anything! 1mo
sharread @Mynameisacolour Do we have to have 4 people? 1mo
sharread @LauraBeth Are you a Librarian? That was a perfect definition. ❤❤❤ 1mo
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Picture for attention. Have posted 26 times so far on the Week 2 #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter game (+260), read the tagged book for an hour last night (+50, 15, 10), and a point for posting. +336 total thus far.

Clwojick Awesome job! 1mo
Clwojick Also your pup is too cute! 🧡 1mo
RedxoHearts That's what my boy used to do as well 1mo
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Time for #LMPBC if you have it in you…. Round 13 starts Nov 1!

Thanks as always to Suvata for arranging. She‘s inspired me by her tireless volunteering work here to arrange the annual holiday swap for my lineage group!

suvata Thanks. You know I love doing #LMPBC. It‘s fun for me too. 2mo
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I watched The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (animated) with the littles for 5 points! Then tallied my points for the weeks #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter Week 1 points recap:

4,763 points total!

Clwojick ☠ WAY TO GO!!! ☠ 2mo
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Haunted Mansion: The Junior Novelization | James Thomas, David Berenbaum

Watched Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+ (5 pts) and finished Halloween Party in about 3 hours (10*3, 25+15+1). 76 points total. #bookspin book done, #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

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Watching with the littles! Only mild frights here. #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter +6

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Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Yesterday: Watched an episode of Wild Kratts with the kids called “Creepy Creatures,” then an episode of Dr. Who called “Arachnids in the UK.” Read Agatha Christie‘s “Hallowe‘en Party” for an hour before going to bed. #bookspin #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 5+5+25+15+10+1. 61 pts.

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