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nukie19
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Squeaking in last minute with my #bookspin picks for June. @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you along!!! 2y
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nukie19
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(1/2) This book had a lot of potential, but just fell flat with me. It was somehow the opposite of a book you can‘t put down - more like the book you find yourself easily distracted from. The problem was there were so many complex elements to the world building but I never felt like I knew where it was going. #arc

nukie19 (2/knew I was supposed to be intrigued and spooked by aspects (such as the notes left when people disappeared) but there weren‘t any supporting elements to pull those details into the story in a meaningful way. I think the author had too many ideas and wasn‘t quite able to narrow them down into a cohesive plot line.

Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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nukie19 Also, this was my first #triplespin #bookspin so that‘s exciting! @TheAromaofBooks 3y
julesG I had similar thoughts about the book. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Sorry this one didn't work out, but I'm glad to hear you got another one checked off the list!! 3y
jillrhudy You just wrote a good third of all of my reviews! 🤣 3y
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nukie19
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Gotta jump over to my book club book to finish by Tuesday. Excited to read my copy from when I was a kid, especially now that I live near where this took place. Should be a fun follow-up.

annahenke I adore this childhood classic 3y
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nukie19
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Picking up my first #bookspin #triplespin even though it's a little out of order for #ARC reading. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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Angsty mother-daughter relationship? Count me in! This book went in some unexpected but not unrealistic directions and was definitely a page Turner. Would make a great beach read. #bookspin #doublespin #signedcopy

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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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Moving onto #bookspin #doublespin tonight - I can already tell this is going to be a quick read! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I still haven't read anything by Colleen Hoover!! It almost feels like a crime! 😂 3y
nukie19 @TheAromaofBooks this was my first by her but I‘m hooked. So glad that I have a bunch more downloaded to read! 3y
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nukie19
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This book was more academic than I expected, not as a criticism, but a note that I will probably keep this around as a reference tool. Its amazing that in the short few years since this was written, I feel so much has happened in the feminist sphere that aspects of this feel outdated. But in general, this is a great read to reframe feminism & think more critically when engaging with something or someone who claims a feminist message. #bookspin

nukie19 Forst pick #bookspin for May complete! @thearomaofbooks 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 3y
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Excited for the push I needed to start this from #bookspin for May! I got it from the library when it first came out and then again from my Feminist Book Club but it never seemed to make it to the top of the #tbr pile. Here we go...
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TheAromaofBooks I definitely have books like that! Good luck!! 3y
Caterina Loved this one! I knew very little about a lot of the pop culture stuff it covered, being young and out of the loop, but it changed the way I think about a lot of current “feminist“ pop culture/market stuff. 3y
nukie19 @Caterina I‘m enjoying it a lot, although it‘s more academic than I expected. Still so interesting! 3y
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nukie19
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Feeling annoyed with my picture loading this month but set with my list to see what happens with #bookspin in May! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Technology, WHY?! But you got the list so that's the main thing! 3y
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nukie19
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Heard decent things about this so started it on my run this morning, but I'm already a little annoyed at the gender roles...we'll see if it gets better. 🙄

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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I would normally have waited to pick this up from the library but I decided that I deserved a treat...

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Pickpick

As I hoped, Adams comes through again with a palate cleansing cozy mystery. The Book Retreat series has been my favorite of hers and this one doesn‘t disappoint. I loved the children‘s book conference that takes place throughout and everything about the setting made me want to visit and spend a week relaxing there. Pick this up as a breath of fresh air.

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Ellery Adams' books are always such a fun palate cleanser read. Excited to start her latest. #arc #cozymystery

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The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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I hate to think that Vizzini has a good thought but this one is worthwhile noting: "Excuses are the refuge of cowards." #quote

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The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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Only took until page 9 to get that description of what this book is really about... 🥰

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Piece of Work | Staci Hart
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Realized as I was about to head out on my run that I needed a new audiobook to listen to. So far, this is just what I needed - mindless and light entertainment. Hoping it stays as predictable as I like for a running book...

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One-hit Wonder | Lisa Jewell
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It took me a long time to get through the audiobook, which isn‘t the books fault. But, I think that made it feel a little disjointed to me. I went into it thinking it was more of a mystery but I found it to be more of a character development story about Ana as she grows during the journey of learning about her sister. Under different circumstances,I probably could have gone up to a Pick but this wasn‘t quite there for me.

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nukie19
Pickpick

What a surprising book! I love slow burning, character centric stories and this one didn‘t disappoint on those points. Definitely glad I was “forced” to get through this right now by the #bookspin choice this month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks So glad you enjoyed your pick!! 3y
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nukie19
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Starting my #bookspin for April. This is the book that has been sitting on my nightstand the longest, waiting for me to read down to it. So, its fitting to be "forced" to get through it!

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Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life | Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein
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Wowza...not sure how I feel about that headline. I could accept getting rid of work books, but this one...

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Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life | Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein
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Already liking where this book is going with this... #quotsy

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Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life | Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein
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It's not the best time to be reading this #arc since I've been working from home for over 3 weeks so far, but I'm still interested in what these recommendations are. I've already used aspects of her other books at work and liked them. #netgalley

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Wow. I needed a captivating story like this. Totally worth the hardback purchase. I simultaneously wanted to read it every second of the day and also wanted the story to last longer...

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nukie19
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Thanks @eggs for the tag for #friyayintro!
1️⃣ eek...growing by the day! 8-10 is hopefully what I'll get through
2️⃣ scrabble is an easy pick, but I also like Trivial Pursuit and Risk
3️⃣ not having to force schoolwork on my kid
4️⃣ nope, I honestly think the days all blended together and we didn't think about it

@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

Tagging: @BookishMe and @SW-T

BookishMe Thanks for the tag 🤗 3y
Eggs #4 that was us too 3y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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It was an epic #booohaul in the mail kind of day! Now, to decide what to start next?! Also, it nicely fits my #acrossapril for the day as #aprilrbr @Eggs

Eggs I 💗 N. K. Jemisin 💗 (edited) 3y
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nukie19
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Not sure this is the best read for someone trying to put in 8 hours of telework and homeschool a precocious 7 year old, but it was next in the pile and is definitely some food for thought...

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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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Today‘s #acrossapril was Children‘s Book Day, so I asked my daughter to pick her favorite book and this was it. @Eggs

Eggs ❤️📚🤗 3y
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The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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#acrossapril for April Fools! I love how this book is set up to be the story within a story, so tagging it as #aprilfools for that. @Eggs

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻🤗 3y
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nukie19
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Here is my #bookspin for April! @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you along for another round!! 3y
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Logging Off | Nick Spalding
Mehso-so

Light-hearted read that will leave you wondering whether our increasing reliance on technology is helping or hurting us. For our protaganist, Andy, its definitely hurting him-and reading about his adventures trying to detox was both enjoyable & cringe-worthy. The book won't change your life (I don't think!) but will give you a few hours of enjoyment. Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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Logging Off | Nick Spalding
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Feeling free does not also stop you from feeling lost. The two emotions can sit beside each other quite comfortably.

#quote #quotsymarch

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nukie19
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No idea if I can keep up, but this feels like a fun challenge! @Eggs #acrossapril

Eggs Feel free to join when you can😊😊. Thanks for the repost 💗 3y
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Logging Off | Nick Spalding
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Ready for something funny and really hoping I like this better than his book Fat Chance...

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My Year of Saying No | Maxine Morrey
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This was a cute and innocent love story. I very quickly liked Lottie & her attitude about saying no to all the things she didn‘t want in life. When she starts to have a stronger relationship with Seb, the story follows a pretty standard path but still kept me interested in their lives. This would be a great beach/vacation read to just smile and enjoy. Thanks to the publisher for providing an arc through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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My Year of Saying No | Maxine Morrey
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This quarantine is helping me catch up on both books I need to read *and* beer I need to drink! #arc

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Pickpick

This was the best kind of nonfiction book; reads like a great fiction story, complete with suspense & interesting characters but also taught me so much about cave diving. I'm in awe of her work, especially as she moved into conservation & I just love her attitude about diving & her role as a world premiere diver who happens to be a woman. She is clearly a rock star and I loved her story. I'll be recommending it to all my adventurous friends!

nukie19 Also, my first #bookspin and #doublespin month done! @TheAromaofBooks - thanks for the challenge to finally pick this one out of my TBR stack! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! I love it when nonfiction is engaging instead of dry. Thanks for joining the challenge this month - almost time to post April's list!! 3y
JamieArc I heard an NPR with this author, talking about this book, so I put it on my TBR. Glad to see a good review of it! 3y
nukie19 @jamiearc I heard an interview with her on the podcast Unladylike and when she read a few paragraphs from the book, I knew I needed it! If you liked her interview, I‘m sure you‘ll like the book too. 3y
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"When you survive a close call, your baseline has a tendency to shift in what is known as normalization of risk."

Oh yeah, as someone working in safety, man this is sooooo true.

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I just love nonfiction with color picture pages! Also...this book is freaking amazing.

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"Perhaps I felt additional self-imposed pressure as a woman. In the past I had been held back from opportunities because I was a girl. Even though nobody in this group had expressed sexism, I was determined to be as strong as any of the men." #quote #quotsymarch

I hear you, Jill...

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So excited to finally be sitting down to read this. First page dedication and I'm already loving the tone. #bookspin

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Pickpick

This book is exactly what it claims to be-heartwarming tale of a curmudgeonly older woman who starts babysitting a sullen 10 year old boy after school and how they change each other‘s lives. The first half didn‘t really draw me in, as I was feeling a bit tired of characters like Elsie, but the story got a little more real and I began to appreciate it a lot more. In the end, I was happy with how the characters changed;pleasant but still believable.

nukie19 TW for domestic abuse on this one 3y
nukie19 And thanks to the publisher for providing an arc through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review 3y
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nukie19
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Sounds cute...hoping it isn't too curmudgeonly old person meets rough kid cliché

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Randomize | Andy Weir
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Another fun and quick read from the Forward collection.

This definitely has been my least favorite so far, although I would still recommend it. I just wish Weir had given the story a bit more time to develop rather than keep it quite so short.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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When you can't keep your eyes open to finish that book last night so you sneak the book into work the next morning to finish it. #booknerdproblems

Full review in comments below!

nukie19 (1/2) Wow - I really liked this book. Its complex and strange and magical and just...fun. It would be the perfect book for hiding away at home and reading in one long sitting, at the story references itself so many times. Try not to break up the reading or you will lose so much.
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nukie19 (2/2) I read a lot of reviews that said they liked The Night Circus more than this one, but I'm going to be contrary and say I thought this one was better. Books about books just add so much complexity and the metaphors upon metaphors would just wonderful. I'm definitely going to sit with this awhile and plan on picking it up another time in the future just to see what all I missed my first reading through. 3y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"Important things hurt sometimes."

Damn, Morgenstern is just killing me with this book. #quotable #quotsymarch

nukie19 Man, this is totally the kind of book to stay up too late reading. Or to take a day off work to read all or most of it. 3y
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One-hit Wonder | Lisa Jewell
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Found this on Hoopla and giving it a try. Not super thrilled with the selection there lately and need to find some more things to put on my TBR list from there...

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Anything is for girls.

Dang, now that I'm noticing all the good lines in this book, they never end. #quotable

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"Like a tesseract except for space instead of time."

Man, I was already into this book but now a Wrinkle in Time reference (only my absolute favorite book)?!

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"When she lands she is all curiosity and scraped elbows and dirt-covered eyelashes."

This may be one of my favorite descriptions of a little girl ever. #quotable

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Been trying to crack this all day and finally ready to get going with it...