Guys I‘m falling apart 😭 I don‘t know where May went, but this is my June #bookspin board!
Guys I‘m falling apart 😭 I don‘t know where May went, but this is my June #bookspin board!
5 - Common People
12 - Valiant Ambition (audiobook)
A book and an audiobook! I love when that works out! Spot 12 was the one I had to fill at the last minute yesterday so I threw the audiobook I just bought in the empty space. Serendipity! #bookspin
Out walking the dog when it occurs to me — rats! It‘s May 1st and I forgot to post my #bookspin board! Hurriedly filled the remaining empty spots and tossing it up here before numbers are called!
#bookspin #doublespin An interesting April!
Where did March go? No comment. #bookspin
Oooohhhh….. interesting. My European Family has been on my TBR for a long time, but Eye of the Raven is the second in a series of which I just read the first this winter. #Bookspin #March
My best read of February was the second in a series, which makes it hard to recommend (although I‘d also recommend the first book, The Wolf Den). But Amara makes my anxiety act up, so I don‘t love her any less, but she‘s frustrating. Which makes the winner, Book Lovers by Emily Henry — a devastating, emotional romance (they do get their HEA, don‘t worry).
March #bookspin board…I‘m not feeling the best about it, but I think it will work out.
Amara makes me so anxious. I don‘t know whether she‘s a good person making bad decisions in a bad environment or a bad person trying to make good decisions and failing miserably. I don‘t know whether she‘s selfish or brave or foolish. I‘m terrified that she‘ll end up badly and equally worried what harm her “success” might inflict (on herself and others). But it‘s atmospheric and real and you can bet I‘m coming back for the third installment.
Finished the tagged book for #lmpbc … Started Love in the Time of Bertie while waiting for school to get out. Dang it‘s cold out there! And windy! 💨 🥶
#bookspin #February Extremely excited to read these choices! Perfect for February — cozy and full of atmosphere. Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for doing BookSpin for us every month!!
Of the books on my #auldlangspine list, I chose these ones to prioritize. I read 3 of these 6 this month, and have the other 3 in my #bookspin board for the rest of the year! I love discovering new books & new authors in recommendations from friends. Super glad that @monalyisha puts in the effort to make matches so thoughtfully every year and thank-you to @Amandajoy for the book list!
It‘s here! #lmpbc
@persephone1408 I have the next one ready to mail today or tomorrow.
I‘ve had a lot of fun trying books that might be a little outside what I‘d normally choose. I love these YA Disney reimaginings, though. 🥰
The awkward moment when you‘re halfway through an audiobook and find yourself face to face with the author! Marilynne K Roach of the Watertown Historical Society at the 125th anniversary of the Joseph Coolidge Chapter NSDAR.
Me, on my way to tell my best friend not to read this book under any circumstance right now. I am not kidding that I‘m utterly broken. I spent the last 1/3 trying to not sob out loud. Maybe it would be better in summer with a glass of wine, but I‘m chilled, curled in bed, fighting off depression lately (it struck during retrograde and won‘t let me go), then there‘s this enemies to lovers storyline that undid me. I‘m 💔& I may never fully recover.
Another #auldlangspine #bookspin completion. I love when memoirs are read by the memoirist in the audio edition. Tucci is a velvety and funny reader. He tells delicious and emotional stories. And he apologizes for dropping all those names — he‘ll pick them up later. 🤣🤣🍝🍷🥗🥖
Finished one #auldlangspine and going on the next…also one #bookspin and on to the other! Stayed up way too late, but I think it was worth it. I‘m curious about the details of the next books in this series…
It‘s here! #LMPBC
The face of a creature with two children to keep track of, one sent home sick from school (in the black and white pants) and one chilled to the bone from jumping in puddles in the rain on the walk home (in the blue fleece sleeper). The solution: Sit on both of them at the same time. #dogsoflitsy
#Bookspin 17 … #Doublespin 7 … two of my #auldlangspine books! I just requested the tagged book from my local library and should be available in a few days. I already have Taste from Audible! This worked out great because I can have both going at the same time.
I knew in Aug this would be my best read of 2022 😂 Dec was hard fought btwn The Real Valkyrie & Bone Rattler, but Bone Rattler was deadly slow moving & I can see it would turn some readers off. The Real Valkyrie was informative! That vs For the Wolf was another hard decision, but I really enjoyed the world building of For the Wolf.
I am OK with my top 4 books being Evelyn Hardcastle, For the Wolf, Once Upon a River, and The Real Valkyrie.
January #bookspin! Stocked with #auldlangspine picks, #LMPBC, and others!
Getting ready to start probably my last book of the year! #bookspin #outlander
@Amiable @monalyisha @ImperfectCJ Here‘s a map from 1775 with my neighborhood on it. The main road in and off of the peninsula, the dark line down the middle of the “island,” has not moved in over 250 years 😂 #massachusetts
❄️ I‘ve lived in MA since 2002 & we‘re getting ready for a big storm tomorrow!
❄️ Here are my 3 favorite mammals. I call them “Blondie, Brunette, & Redhead”!
❄️ I designed the quilt block & my mom hand appliquéd it, but I stitched the red for Paul Revere‘s ride.
❄️ I‘ve read 75 books this year & plan to finish 77.
❄️ The pic of me & Riv was taken this summer at Pres J.Adams‘ carriage house at a book signing.
I read nine books in November and there were quite a few good books: City of Brass, House of Salt and Sorrows, Right Sort of Man, and the tagged book among them. Even the romance I read was a great one (A Night Like This)! But Shady Hollow was good enough that I went right out and bought the next book in the series, and I‘d recommend it to almost everyone I know — the other great reads of the months were more niche-y.
#TiredMom with a #NewSweater. I‘m having a fun time finishing the tagged audiobook. I love genetic genealogy and know that my maternal (umbilical) line goes back to the people of Starya Ladoga and Birka of the 10th century. How we got from there to here, there‘s no way of knowing, but someone‘s son or brother went east to Ladoga and died there, and his sister, mother, maternal aunt, or sister‘s daughter went west to Scotland.
I have to be realistic about how many books I can read in a month, so I chose my top 6….I already have the tagged book so I guess I should start there! Thank you @monalyisha for the hard work and passion you put in to curating #auldlangspine matches! Whiskey, laundry, food, books, murder mystery, and country music — it‘s like someone looked in to my soul 🤩
@LibrarianRyan “I doon care if she‘s in remote class, I wan belly rooberdoobers,” says Bunny in this throwback pic. #dogsoflitsy
#Bookspin and #doublespin….14 & 2….Ancestor Trouble and Outlander. Have to read #LMPBC in to the bargain. Looking forward to this December!
I think I made it into #AuldLangSpine! Pic of Bunny yawning for attention. “Mom, you‘re too excited! Time for bed!”
December #bookspin board…. The blue theme continues with the addition of the tagged book in slot 11. The Cabinet in slot 6 is a January book club book so I have to tackle it regardless — and the #LMPBC book in slot 9! It‘ll just be luck if those two get picked!
November #bookspin #recap — so far. I read The Right Sort of Man (👍🏻), City of Brass, Plaid & Plagiarism, and my #LMPBC book, House of Salt and Sorrows, & DNF‘d The Once and Future Witches. Currently reading Shady Hollow.
I have to write my little closing notes but then this is ready to mail to @persephone1408 ! It was a good retelling, Gothic, mysterious, and exciting! #lmpbc
I went to Savers today to donate books among other things and it‘s always amazing to see when someone with my exact taste in books has already been and donated. Except I‘d never part with my Dictionary of Signs and Symbols and in fact, I was sorting books and calmly went right past it in the keep pile.
Autumn is my favorite 🍂 season so…
Both hot chocolate and lattes
Definitely inside, looking out
Both fairy lights and candles
Dress for comfort
Chocolate chip cookies, but 🎃 or 🍎 pie
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom — the pie spices
Thank you @persephone1408 for the tag!
It‘s a hard week. A ridiculous week. I‘m continuing to downsize my “book footprint” in the house because my house is only so big and my husband and children take up more and more room every year. Books I‘ve read, ones I‘ve had on my TBR for ages, ones I just can‘t justify keeping when I haven‘t read them since college. I have to focus more on library checkouts, both physical and electronic, instead of sitting on physical TBRs for years! #anewleaf
Bookspin and double spin done, time for #LMPBC!
Three books I know I need to read this month…. The Right Sort of Man, The Once and Future Witches, and my #LMPBC pick which is The House of Salt and Sorrows. #busy #lotsofreading #bookspin #november
If it comes down to Evelyn Hardcastle vs For the Wolf….I‘m going to declare a tie by default and refuse to pick a bracket winner! Lots of pressure on November and December to have good books!
Some Robin Hood, some twelve dancing princesses, and some Little Mermaid. I‘ll tag titles in comments!
#BWS opening…I didn‘t know where to start so I started with the card! Thank you Annie I‘m so excited!
I guess this is my November #bookspin board?
It arrived! #bws #basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain
My last #LMPBC experience was a dud….but I‘m hopeful this round will be better! @persephone1408 and I need at least one more in a group to read YA fantasy! I have a lot of books on my TBR that fit the bill and I need an excuse to read them!
Continuing my side-delving in to Maine history by mining the original town records of Thomaston, Maine for my ancestors. My great-great grandfather James Stackpole was one of the men who ran that northwesterly town line that crosses the Oyster River repeatedly.
My September pick is a young person‘s book. But the characters and the story were really touching and close to my heart. What if a young woman with a sad past and a broken spirit was offered the opportunity to be a god? Can love save her life — and anyone else‘s?