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OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620

Joined August 2016

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” -Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking At a Novel
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Other Birds: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen
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For so long I‘ve avoided reading NF books about Nirvana (or Kurt) because I knew they‘d make me sad. I did get sad throughout this book, but I learned some things about the band and the individual members that I didn‘t know already. I‘d recommend to any fan.

A pic of my dog Max because he‘s cute! And a pic of me with the Nirvana street mural in Los Angeles from my trip there this past summer.

#bookspinbingo #NovelNovember #nonfictionnovember

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Turkey Trot Murder | Leslie Meier
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Finished this yesterday but didn‘t get a chance to post!
Another fun installment of the series, though it touches on some heavy issues, like drug addiction and anti-immigration ideology.

#bookspinbingo
#NovelNovember

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Thanksgiving | Janet Evanovich
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Wishing a happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!
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TheRiehlDeal Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 3d
Sleepswithbooks Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 3d
JenReadsAlot Happy Thanksgiving! 3d
Ruthiella Happy Thanksgiving to you too! 🦃🙏 3d
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A sweet little novella with a Thanksgiving setting! I did tear up in a couple of places.

#bookspinbingo
#NovelNovember

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterP

📚 Pride and Prejudice, The Poet X, People We Meet on Vacation, The Party Crasher, Pieces of Her
✍🏻 Sarah Pinborough, Jodi Picoult
🎬 Pretty In Pink, Parks and Recreation, Pitch Perfect
🎤 Prince, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, Pitbull, The Police
🎶 Paradise (Coldplay), Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard), Pony (Ginuwine), Push It ( Salt-N-Pepa), Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)

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Part true crime, part biography. Told in 3 parts, Cep tells the story of an alleged Alabama serial killer, the well-known lawyer who defended the man who shot said serial killer in front of 300 witnesses, and Harper Lee, who attempted to write about it all but eventually abandoned the project. Very interesting!

#bookspinbingo
#NovelNovember
#NonfictionNovember

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 (edited) 7d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7d
MallenNC I‘m glad you liked it! 6d
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Didn‘t see this #shortstory in the database, but Picoult has packed a punch in 38 minutes! Roe v. Wade has been overturned and abortion is illegal in 48 states when one day, men of childbearing age are waking up pregnant. I LOVE Picoult for exploring how men might feel when their choices are taken away. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

#bookspinbingo - free space
#NovelNovember

OriginalCyn620 BTW, in a note from the author, Picoult states that she donated her payment from Audible for this story to a charity to help fight for women‘s reproductive rights. 7d
keithmalek I just looked this up on Goodreads, and it sounds interesting. However, in the description, it reads: "Please note: This content is intended for adults only. It features themes of pregnancy loss that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised." REALLY? Since when do books have trigger warnings? 7d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 7d
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This is my stack for the #NovelNovember #Readathon! Furious Hours is my only current book in progress, so I want to finish it and read the others.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us and good luck 😁 1w
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Found a #pantone2022 match for my latest completed kindle read.

@Clwojick This is the last match I needed to find! Thanks for a fun challenge! 🤗

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I‘ve had this book on my kindle forever, but decided to see if Libby had the audio version, and they do! It was nice hearing Betty‘s words in her own voice. I‘ve always loved her, and still want to be her when I grow up. This short and sweet book is a collection of personal stories, observations, and musings. Basically, it‘s Betty being Betty, and IMO, she may be the most awesome human to ever have humaned. 🤣

#bookspinbingo #nonfictionnovember

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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I‘ll be honest, a Thanksgiving setting and an MC who resembles Henry Golding, I am all in! Those two things alone won me over, but this short and sweet read (which started with insta lust) also had heart. A cute holiday read with plenty of spice!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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A good Thanksgiving read! Over three Thanksgivings, three siblings navigate loss, grief, friendship, birth, and moving forward. Sad in places but also heartwarming.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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I loved The Karate Kid as a kid (still do) and I‘m pretty obsessed with the Cobra Kai series on Netflix, so I loved every second of this memoir. Macchio‘s love for his Daniel LaRusso character shines through, as does his appreciation for the fans, and for the opportunity to expand The Karate Kid story to the next generation. I listened to the audio version, but I‘m glad I also bought the print copy because it‘s a keeper!

MallenNC This one is definitely on my TBR! 2w
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC I think you‘ll really like it! 2w
Cinfhen I need to add this to my list!! Im no super fan but still, as an #EightiesGirl I feel like it‘s a must read 😁 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2w
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterO

📚 The Outsiders, One Last Stop, One Italian Summer
✍🏻 George Orwell, Lauren Oliver
🎬 The Office, Office Space, Once Upon a Time
🎤 The Offspring, Oasis, One Direction
🎶 Out Of My League (Fitz & the Tantrums), One More Night (Maroon 5), One Week (Barenaked Ladies), Only Happy When It Rains (Garbage)

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Thanks again for the tag @JessClark78 😊

Latte
Outside
Hardcover
Both
Dress down
Cookies
Introvert
Pumpkin scent
Mountains

Tagging new followers @Eringogreen @jeanie49 👋🏻

KateReadsYA Thanks for playing 🤗 2w
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It‘s only chapter 2 and Ralph talking about Pat has me crying into my coffee 😭😭😭

#nonfictionnovember

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Turkey Day Murder | Leslie Meier
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Another easy, fun autumn read in the Lucy Stone series!

#bookspinbingo

bthegood love the bingo board 🦃 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Well, I am emotionally gutted! This was one of those books that I didn‘t want to put down and I got a little mad or disappointed when I had to. This is my 3rd #CoHo and so far, I‘ve not been disappointed!

#bookspinbingo

Reading.w.Dee This was such a good read! CoHo certainly knows how to get you right in the soft spot! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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First, let me say that I loved the 90s! I miss the 90s. This book starts with the fall of the Berlin Wall in ‘89 and ends with the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. A lot was covered, certainly not everything, but it seemed the main highlights of the decade were covered. Too many to list, but as a Gen Xer who lived through all the things discussed, I think it was well done.

#bookspinbingo - my #doublespin for this month
#nonfictionnovember

EclecticBookLover Loved this one@! 2w
CBee I miss the 90s too!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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#notbookrelated but I wanted to share a pic of me and my daughter, Pamela, who voted for the first time today. She‘s glad to be old enough to vote now! I‘m very proud of her!
#ElectionDay 🗳🇺🇸

tpixie Congrats! Great job! 🇺🇸 3w
Texreader That‘s wonderful!! I took my daughter for her first time to vote last week. I loved the cheers she got 3w
Bren912 I have to say I worked the polls today and took pics of all the kids first time with their parents. Honestly: it brought tears to my eyes!!! Voting is such an honor and privilege—good job mama!! 3w
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Ruthiella Excellent! 👍 3w
kspenmoll Yay! That‘s wonderful!!! 3w
Leftcoastzen Great photo! Great day! 3w
SamAnne Seeing all these Litten photos of going to the actual polls is making me nostalgic for the days when Oregon and Washington had actual polls, not mail in ballots. Although mail in ballots are so much preferable, as is early voting. More accessible to more people. But it doesn't have the same community feel! 3w
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterN

📚 The Night Circus, Neverwhere
✍🏻 Celeste Ng, Jennifer Niven, David Nicholls
🎬 Never Been Kissed, Nick & Norah‘s Infinite Playlist, A Night at the Roxbury
🎤 Nirvana, The Neighbourhood
🎶 No Diggity (Blackstreet), No Scrubs (TLC), No Excuses (Alice in Chains), No Roots (Alice Merton)

CBee No Harry Styles this time? 😉 3w
Suzze I can‘t believe I didn‘t thing of The Night Circus, one of my top books of all time! 3w
OriginalCyn620 So you‘ve noticed a pattern @CBee? 🤣🤣🤣 3w
OriginalCyn620 @Suzze I loved it so much! I recommend it all the time. 3w
CBee @OriginalCyn620 just a little 😂😂😂 3w
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My Killer Vacation | Tessa Bailey
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The steam was off the charts! 🔥 This is a murder mystery/romance, and TBH, the murder mystery takes a back seat. Did I mind? No, I didn‘t. Once Taylor and Myles met, the insta love began, and I was all about it. The grumpy/sunshine trope was entertaining. Honestly, if you‘ve ever instantly lusted after someone, you‘ll probably “get” this book. I don‘t think Bailey takes herself too seriously…this was pure fun!

#LittensLoveRomance #bookspinbingo

StayCurious Glad you enjoyed it!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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And finally, my #fall picks for #booked2023!

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen Ohhh, I forgot Anne Rice passed away 💔I‘m thinking of reading this author 3w
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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My #summer picks for #booked2023!

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen @jenniferw88 posted about this book…it‘s currently free for Prime readers, so I picked it up 😍 3w
Cinfhen Also love the cover for this one 3w
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @Cinfhen and @jenniferw88…did not know that so I‘ll have to pick it up there too! 3w
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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These are my #spring picks for #booked2023!

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I might pinch one or two of these ideas!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen Yay! I was hoping to inspire! 😊 3w
Cinfhen I own this one so it‘s the perfect excuse to finally read it!!! 3w
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Cinfhen And I‘m very hit or miss when it comes to short stories but I bet Laura Lipman would be great 3w
OriginalCyn620 Same with me on both counts @Cinfhen! 3w
Cinfhen Ha!!! #twinsies 👯‍♀️ 3w
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Okay, I‘ve come up with possibilities for #booked2023! These are my #winter picks.

*as always, these are subject to change*

Cinfhen Such a great choice !!!!! 3w
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Enjoyed the second installment of this series! So fun!

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
MallenNC I need to make time for this one! 3w
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I made my #bookspinbingo card this morning but then forgot to actually post it! 🤪
Hoping for a great month of reading! 🍁🦃🍂

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!!! 3w
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I included some NF picks in my #bookspinbingo list, in an effort to read more of the genre for #nonfictionnovember. The tagged book (which I may just listen to on audio so I can hear Ralph‘s voice 😂) is my #bookspin and The Nineties (go Gen X!) is my #doublespin. So excited that both picks are NF!

EclecticBookLover I loved The Nineties! I listed to it and thought it was fantastic. 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!! 4w
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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Had a really good month of reading! If I had to pick one favorite, it‘d be the tagged book. I am loving the witchy rom-coms! 🧙🏻‍♀️
#octoberwrapup

MallenNC I really liked The Ex Hex 4w
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I had hoped to start and finish 2 of these books, but I only finished one. However, I am over half done with the second! I got a little busier than I had anticipated!
#20in4 #readathon

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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterM

📚 Me Before You, Malibu Rising, Marley and Me, The Martian, Middlemarch
✍🏻 Liane Moriarty, Megan Miranda
🎬 The Matrix, Mean Girls, Married With Children, My Cousin Vinny
🎤 Maroon 5, Madonna, Matchbox 20
🎶 Music for a Sushi Restaurant (Harry Styles), Makes Me Wonder & Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5), My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Fall Out Boy), Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J)

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I know this book has gotten a lot of bad reviews, but I really enjoyed it. A young man is found dead and 3 women are connected to his murder. The how and why those women are connected to the man‘s death unfolds slowly, but the story is interesting and kept me turning the pages. Hawkins is so good at writing flawed characters!

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Cutting it close but I finally got my #bookspinbingo list done!
🍂🦃🍁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Wishing a happy and safe Halloween for all who celebrate it!
👻🎃💀

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The October Boys | Adam Millard
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I‘ve decided to bail on both of these Halloween reads…neither was holding my interest. So, I‘m scratching them off my list and moving on!

#bookspinbingo - got a bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 1mo
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Usually, my goal is to read 20 chapters for this #readathon, but what I‘d like to happen is to start and finish at least 2 of these books! Fingers crossed 🤞🏻
#20in4

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What the Hex | Alexis Daria
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A cute witchy rom-com with great Latinx characters! It‘s less than 3 hours so definitely worth a listen if you like witchy stories.

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Continuing my #audiocleaning today!
Didn‘t find this one in the database, but it was really good! A dystopian short story about what women should be, and what happens when it‘s deemed they are not. Sort of in the vain of The Handmaid‘s Tale.

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My Evil Mother | Margaret Atwood
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Doing some #audiocleaning today and listened to this short story while cleaning the kitchen. A teenager in the 1950s discovers her mother is a witch. A very good story about the power of a mother‘s love!

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Go Hex Yourself | Jessica Clare
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Found a #pantone2022 match for my latest completed read!

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Go Hex Yourself | Jessica Clare
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I am here for the witchy rom-com trend, and this one did not disappoint! Loved both MCs, especially Ben, a misunderstood bad boy warlock. When Reggie is hired to be his elderly aunt‘s familiar, Ben immediately wants to get rid of her. But Reggie is desperate to keep her new, high-paying job and stands her ground. This enemies-to-lovers book was so much fun, and there was a good amount of steam!

#bookspinbingo-free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterL

📚 The Love Hypotheses, Like Water for Chocolate, Little Women, The Lovely Bones
✍🏻 Harper Lee, Christina Lauren
🎬 Legally Blonde, The Lost Boys, The Lake House, Last Christmas, Lucifer
🎤 Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Luscious Jackson
🎶 Love Lies (Khalid w/Normani), Lights (Ellie Goulding), Lose Control (Missy Elliott), Let‘s Go Crazy (Prince), Long Way Down (Goo Goo Dolls), Lights Up and Late Night Talking (Harry Styles)

CBee Missy 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
MatchlessMarie Ooh I haven‘t heard Love Lies in a while 👌 1mo
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October, October | Katya Balen
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I‘m glad to say #OutstandingOctober was a success! My goals were to read the above books, except for Go Hex Yourself, which I just wanted to start, and I even made decent progress on it!
🍂💀🍁👻🎃

kspenmoll 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 Thanks for playing along. 1mo
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If it hadn‘t been for #littensloveromance, I admit I wouldn‘t have picked this one up, as I don‘t read a lot of historical romance. But I‘m so glad it was this month‘s pick…I enjoyed it so much! A likable MC with some moxie, a bad boy, and a bucket list of sorts made for an entertaining read!

#bookspinbingo - free space

StayCurious So glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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I love Frankenstein and I adore Sally Thorne, so I had to read her take on this classic. I enjoyed it! Angelika, Victor‘s brilliant sister, is tired of waiting around for her Mr. Right, so she decides to make one.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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I enjoyed this every bit as much as I did The Ex Hex! A perfect little witchy rom com for this time of year!
👻🍂🎃🍁💀

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks I really enjoyed The Ex Hex - I need to find this one!! 1mo
EclecticBookLover Reading g this one now and loving it! 1mo
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Picked this up on a whim, as my girls and I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas every year. It was a quick read and a pretty creative continuation of the story. Probably repetitive in spots…do we really need to be reminded over and over that Sally is a rag doll? I think not! But it was enjoyable nonetheless.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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My preorder was just delivered!! 😆

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Grace, a chemist and PhD candidate, is accused of cheating and suspended pending a hearing. Conveniently, her beloved aunt, who suffers a broken leg, needs Grace‘s help to run her magic shop while she recovers. Grace makes new friends, has a potential new love interest, gets embroiled in a sinister plot, and all on top of finding out the truth about her heritage. The scientist part of Grace has trouble believing in the unbelievable!👇🏻

OriginalCyn620 This was really enjoyable and many topics are addressed. My only complaint is that this was probably longer than it needed to be. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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