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mrsmarch

mrsmarch

Joined September 2016

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Short books! Yeah! 5 & 20. #bookspin #doublespin #dearAmerica

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! How funny they both ended up being the same series! 3w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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This was tough. First, I had to pick a book for the month. The Taking of Jemima Boone or Louisa May Alcott‘s Hospital Sketches were also amazing, recommendable reads. I went with a book that was amazing and also accessible, being a YA book. But then I had to choose between Straight on Til Morning and Empire of Pain. EoP was a slog but an accessible slog, and an important slog. I‘ve talked about it SO MUCH since reading it. But I know it would👇🏻

mrsmarch 👉🏻be hard to recommend a book that dense to absolutely everyone. Once Upon A River is a book I could recommend to everyone. I actually gave my copy to another mom at school when I finished reading it. 3w
suvata It‘s so hard to narrow it down to just one book a month and it‘s only going to get harder as we add more books. 3w
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Currently reading the tagged book, here‘s May #bookspin choices!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
KristiAhlers Oh I loved Radium Girls. 4w
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How to Read a Book | Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren
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What to read next? 🤔
✅ So Far From Home
✅ House of Dreams: The Life of LM Montgomery
✅ Straight on Till Morning
✅ Hospital Sketches from the Civil War

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Not quite “sitting on a chaise longue sunbathing and reading,” but sitting in the van with the windows down and shoes off reading during dance class is surely something? ☀️🌳📚🚗

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Started the tagged book last night and saw this amazing rainbow this afternoon. Think it leads to Never Land? 🤔

Dragon 🌈 💚🐉 1mo
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Hospital Sketches | Louisa May Alcott
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#bookspin and #doublespin both done….check and check. What to read next? 🤔

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous progress!! 1mo
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1? 18? Check, check! Short reads this month and I am halfway through House of Dreams as well. #bookspin

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Empire of Pain is a slog. But it‘s a very well written slog and it contains a lot of important information about how the Sackler family has done business and how their business decisions and philanthropy are entwined. It is personably written, not dry.

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April #bookspin … includes this gorgeous purple memoir by GBBO winner Nadiya Hussain that just came in to my hands today as a birthday gift. I‘m slogging through Empire of Pain at the moment (it‘s great but dense) and might reward myself with an easy read off this board when I‘m done (Hanging Tree comes to mind).

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Big comfy chair/chaise longue/bed and a bowl of peanut M&Ms, preferably. A blanket and/or a warm drink is optional but nice. 80% done with the tagged ebook for #bookspin. (Hun-Kamé would suggest a cup of hot chocolate, I‘m sure.)

Patchshank Im always cold so I think a cozy blanket is my only must. 2mo
Kimzey Comfy place to sit, good lighting and some type of drink. Cat in lap is a bonus! 🛋 💡 ☕️ 🐈‍⬛ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Jade & Shadow was one of those books that I wanted to love more than I actually did haha I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!! 2mo
mrsmarch @TheAromaofBooks I really liked it! It‘s different from Mexican Gothic in that MG is a fever dream and J&S is a cultural set piece with an epic structure — mortals and gods, and a duel. MG is lush and J&S is sparse, but that suits each story. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Nice!!! I haven't read Mexican Gothic... Jade & Shadow is the only book I've read by this author. I did enjoy it, although it really could have used a map! 😂 2mo
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The Third Witch | Rebecca Reisert
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Life‘s too short to stick with a book that leaves me feeling lukewarm! Had to bail on The Third Witch because it didn‘t capture my imagination within the first ten chapters. (The chapters are short, but still.) I read for an hour in the dance pickup line Wednesday and immediately picked up and read a different book when I got home. #bookspin #doublebookspin #bookbail

TheAromaofBooks I bailed on a book this week, too. Sometimes you just have to move on! 2mo
mrsmarch @TheAromaofBooks Bailing is physically hard for me! It‘s too much like failing…to give the book a fair shot. 2mo
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The Third Witch | Rebecca Reisert
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Continuing the supernatural theme….

#bookspin - 19 - The Third Witch
#doublebookspin - 3 - Gods of Jade and Shadow

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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This was a tough #bracket. Both books were excellent, but I can imagine myself recommending Once Upon A River to a wider group of people.

ItsAngel Ohhhh I want to do this! 😬 3mo
mrsmarch @ItsAngel I don‘t know what the Book of the Year is going to be! I‘m going to be surprised and I don‘t know how I feel about that. 😂 3mo
ItsAngel @mrsmarch that‘s the beauty of it! 😬 Do you have a template for the bracket table you used or did you just make it? 3mo
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March | Geraldine Brooks
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All ready for March — my namesake and my birthday month! 5 new books on this month‘s board — ready to spin! #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Any big birthday plans?? 3mo
mrsmarch @TheAromaofBooks I don‘t think so 🤔 Every year people ask what I want for my birthday and every year I can‘t think of a single fun thing. 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Finished the tagged book and thus completed February‘s double spin. ENGROSSING. I brought my Kindle but also bought Grim Reader yesterday, so in a fit of vacation reading I will tackle some cozy mysteries. #bookspin

Feb Finished:
Missing of Clairdelune — so good!
Once Upon a River — EXTRA GOOD!
King‘s Mountain — decent
Trials of Phillis Wheatley — eh, decent

DNF So Many Beginnings — sad 😔

TBR: Grim Reader, Fatal Fried Rice

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The character is talking abt his ancestral home of Navarre & the Pyrenées, but with a couple edits he expresses a thought I‘ve had: Can our “blood” remember ancient landscapes, & we feel comfortable in a deja vu way in some places bc of this historical connection between our ancestors & topography? My ancestors‘ migration pattern stays almost totally in the ancient mountains that stretch from western Scandinavia to Scotland to West Virginia.

shanaqui I know I've felt “hiraeth“ for Wales my entire life, though I was born in England. I'm always happier and healthier in Wales, too. So for sure some people connect with a place that “feels“ like home, no matter what the reason is.

My parents settled in Yorkshire, which has very very similar weather patterns to home!
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mrsmarch @shanaqui my mother says she doesn‘t like the cold, or the mountains, but that she finds herself at peace in foggy, rocky, natural places, so she and my dad retired to a hillside in New Hampshire which is at the northern end of the Appalachians 🤷🏼‍♀️ She can‘t actually leave the mountains, she just found a different part of the same mountain range to live in. 3mo
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Finished Missing of Clairdelune — so good!
Once Upon a River TBR
DNF So Many Beginnings — sad 😔
Currently reading King‘s Mountain

#bookspin

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The Missing of Clairdelune | Christelle Dabos
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Considering that I just finished Terciel & Elinor, the prequel to Sabriel, and was salivating for some similar semi-magical slightly-steampunk world building, these options seem particularly on par… #bookspin #doublebookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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What a GREAT idea that came across my feed from @chasjjlee via @PuddleJumper — a bracket for finding the year‘s top book. And if I fill it out as I go, my reflections will always be the most fresh and honest! Great way to find a shortlist of books for the next #newyearwhodis too, hey @monalyisha ?

LibrarianRyan you are right. This is awesome. I too am going to steal this. 4mo
AllDebooks That's a fab idea. I'm pinching it too, I'll do a month by month one then an end of year pick from those 12 selections. Thanks for sharing 😊 4mo
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Worst. January. Ever. But I‘m ready for February #bookspin just in time!

TheAromaofBooks Sorry January sucked. Fresh start today!!! ❤ 4mo
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4 down from this #bookspin board
Plus Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia MacNeal
Plus Chimamanda Adichie‘s Notes on Grief in one sitting at the Athenaeum
Detouring with reread of the tagged book for book club this weekend
Then forward march to Ms Wheatley
Phew

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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#newyearwhodis 5 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Riveting. Didn‘t expect to be quietly crying over my kindle over lessons in grief. All the more riveting because of my framily‘s recent tragic loss. Made me miss summer in the desert and that‘s saying something. 🌵

JenReadsAlot So glad you enjoyed it. 4mo
monalyisha Sending love. 💞 4mo
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Persuasion (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Persuasion finished, slight detour to a Bridgerton romance before tackling HLG/Phillis Wheatley.

As if 2022 couldn‘t get off to a worse start, my best friend lost her husband to non-Covid illness on New Years Day, and the night of his wake, we came home & our dog has been lethargic & hasn‘t eaten since — almost 6 days. Looks like she might have Addison‘s Disease. 😩 😭 🐕 ❤️‍🩹 #bookspin

AmyG I‘m sorry for your loss. A friend/client of my husbands had a heart attack and died 12/26. I agreethis year sucks so far. Hope the dog is ok. 4mo
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry. 🤍 I hope your dog feels better soon. 4mo
DrexEdit I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your doggo can get treatment? Take care. 💙 4mo
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ValerieAndBooks I‘m sorry— all hard news. Hugs. 4mo
Bookwormjillk That‘s a lot. I‘m so sorry. 4mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry. 😔❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB So sorry 4mo
MaureenMc 💗 4mo
shanaqui Here's hoping things get better soon. 💙 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh my goodness!!! ❤ 4mo
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Spinning in Time | Joselyn Ignacio
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Bookspin: 8 — the Trials of Phillis Wheatley
Double spin: 15 — Persuasion

#bookspin #doublespin

ValerieAndBooks How is Trials? I still need to get/read it! 4mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks I didn't realize it is actually a speech. It reads super fast. Do you want me to mail it to you? I'm not planning to keep my copy 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Sure! Thanks for the kind offer. I think you have my email still? valphia at aol dot com . Didn‘t know it was a speech, either! 3mo
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January | Daniel Parker
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#bookspin January….a bit late but my best friend‘s husband passed this morning at only 36. Crappy start to the new year, but books will get us through.

LiteraryinLawrence Oh my gosh, that is horrible. I‘m so so sorry. 💗 5mo
sprainedbrain Oh that‘s horrible. I‘m so sorry. 💔 5mo
MaureenMc I‘m so sorry. 💗 5mo
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DivineDiana How sad! ❤️ 5mo
Itchyfeetreader So sorry to hear this. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that he passed away 😕 I'm glad you are able to be there for your friend. ❤ 5mo
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Started Bone Rattler for #bookspin. It‘s slow moving but I‘m enjoying it. I‘m not getting nearly enough reading time this week because my college bestie‘s husband collapsed at home last week & has been in the ICU, tubed & vented, sedated, & chemically paralyzed. He‘s also on dialysis. Not covid, probably sepsis from pneumonia. He‘s only 36 and their twin baby girls just hit 9 months. I‘m spending a lot of time with her.

Kimzey I pray your friend‘s husband makes a full and rapid recovery. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh my goodness!!! How terrifying!! Sepsis is so scary. I'll be praying for him and his family. ❤ 5mo
mrsmarch @TheAromaofBooks it‘s been a helluva week. There‘s not much I can do besides spend an occasional day with her and the beebs. 5mo
MaureenMc 💗🙏💗 5mo
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In a great twist of fate, I‘ve already completed one #bookspin book for December! I started the ragged book in late November and finished it on December 1. I‘m going to tackle book 16 for #LMPBC and might keep Bone Rattler for an after-Christmas indulgence when the girls go to my parents‘ for a few days.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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1. Fellow March hare @PuddleJumper
2. Kindred spirit @rjsthumbelina
3. @TheSpineView also has Holiday Swap
4. @TheAromaofBooks 😊
5. Similar tastes: @Roary47 mysteries & middle grade @JoyBlue mysteries & political nonfiction
6. @Bookworm54
7. @Magpiegem
8. @sebrittainclark @Lynnsoprano
9. @mdm139 I have 2 kids & a dog & I‘ve been the spouse of the on-call person, I feel you.

mrsmarch 10. Makes you smile: Every Litten who shares their love of books and welcomes fellow readers in to their lives. 6mo
mrsmarch @Magpiegem “3 glorious seconds” might be the title of my comedic future autobiography 😆 6mo
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Magpiegem @mrsmarch 😂😂 when she rips off that rapping paper it‘s genuinely the best three seconds of her year. But she‘s an American Staffy and no toy is strong enough for her jaw!! 😁 🐕 6mo
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 6mo
mrsmarch @Magpiegem My Bunny is (in descending order by percentage) AmStaff, Chow, coonhound, Plott hound, Lab, Pyr, bloodhound, and Unidentified Random Canine. Jaws of fury but also sweet precious dainty nibbles on everything. 🐶 ❤ 6mo
StayCurious This is great! Thanks for playing! 5mo
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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.

PageShifter I wish you happy reading 🤗 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
StayCurious Looks great! 6mo
EJG31 A full month for sure. I think I'm too late to post my December tbr picture. 6mo
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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

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 6mo
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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! 6mo
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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! 6mo
sharread Yippee 6mo
Mynameisacolour Hey everyone👋 I am behind on sending out my book. I apologize but I have Covid and haven't been able to make it to the post office. 😑 Thankfully I haven't touched it since way before I got sick so its germ free. Itll be about another week before I'll be able to send out gods in Alabama @LauraBeth @sharread 6mo
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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!!! 6mo
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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! 6mo
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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! 7mo
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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🖤 7mo
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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!!! 7mo
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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!!! 7mo
Drnkpnkprincess It‘s been sitting on my shelf forever so thank you for reminding me I need to read 7mo
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. 7mo
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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. 7mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks That makes me sad about the Pocahontas one being a slow read. I had been excited about it. 7mo
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) 7mo
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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! 🔥 7mo
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