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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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Irish Crown by Nashoda Rose
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Once the greatest tennis player in the world, Carrie comes out of retirement at 37 when another player is poised to break her record number of Grand Slam titles. Carrie isn‘t always likable, but I rooted for her. Whether or not you‘re a tennis fan, this book is well done, and I loved the ending. I also enjoyed the references to Malibu Rising and Daisy Jones and the Six!
#bookspinbingo - got a 2nd bingo
#20in4
#pop23 - about an athlete/sport

Andrew65 I really enjoyed this one, well done 👏👏👏 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 17h
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Margaritas | Mamie Fennimore
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Margaritas are my favorite cocktail. My husband makes a mean marg…he learned how for me! 🤣 I usually drink them with no salt but if I‘m feeling saucy while I‘m out somewhere, I‘ll order with salt. My favorite chocolate covered snack is pretzels because I like a sweet and salty combo. Thankfully, there are some gluten-free options on the market!

#marchmadness #dailychallenge #marchmadnessdailychallenge

DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 2d
Andrew65 I don‘t think I‘ve ever had chocolate covered Pretzels. 2d
5feet.of.fury I love a good marg 😋 2d
Ruthiella @Andrew65 You are missing out! The salty with the sweet is delicious. 😋🥨🍫 2d
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Will have to search them out. 1d
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I have a busy weekend planned, so I‘m keeping my #20in4 goals loose…want to finish my current read, Carrie Soto Is Back, and just start on the other two!
#readathon

Andrew65 Some great reads here, good luck 😁 (edited) 2d
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Puppies | Kelly Doudna
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This is Max at almost one year old. I rolled out my yoga mat to practice but he made himself comfortable on it when I turned my back to light a candle. 🤣
Max will be 7 this summer and he‘s a crazy boy but sweet too!

#marchmadness #dailychallenge #nationalpuppyday

kyraleseberg My Riley girl used to do downward facing dog on my yoga mat and it always cracked me up!! 😆 3d
Andrew65 A did who likes yoga 🤣 Love it. 3d
DivineDiana Looks so sweet! ❤️ 3d
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 3d
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Aidan in a Kilt | Anna Durand
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Aidan MacTaggart left Scotland for a fresh start and is on a mission to find a wife in Chicago. Enter Calli Douglas, a woman definitely not looking for love. Aidan is immediately smitten, as is Calli, though she tries to fight it. Their attraction grows, but both are hiding secrets that can threaten their happiness. Plenty of steam in this one!

#bookspinbingo
#marchmadness

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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I‘ve never read this before, and I‘m glad I have now. There‘s some wonderful storytelling here, though it is long. I can see why it‘s a classic! The ending was sad but beautiful, and satisfying.

#bookspinbingo - got a bingo!
#marchmadness
#pop23 - book with a rabbit on the cover
#booked2023 - title starts with V or W

TheAromaofBooks I'm not sure I can explain why, but I really love this book, and have read it several times. 6d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6d
Andrew65 Excellent, a real classic 👏👏👏 6d
SamAnne A favorite from my childhood. 6d
Cinfhen I‘ve always meant to read this but still haven‘t… thanks for the extra push / reminder 6d
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It's Spring! | Linda Glaser
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Happy first day of spring!! 🌷🌼🌱

AmyG Thank you….I was just wondering if it was today. Happy Spring! 7d
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Scattered Showers | Rainbow Rowell
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I really enjoyed this collection of short stories! And how cute is that cover? Usually in a short story collection, there‘s at least a couple that I dont “get” or don‘t like, but that wasn‘t the case here. I especially enjoyed the last story - very clever!

#bookspinbingo
#marchmadness
#booked2023 - a short story collection

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1w
Cinfhen @Megabooks also enjoyed this collection & the cover is fab ☔️🌈 1w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 I love her books. 1w
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St. Patrick's Day | Gail Gibbons
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Happy St. Patrick‘s Day! Hope all who are celebrating have a great day! ☘️☘️☘️

kspenmoll Happy St. Patrick‘s day to u as well! 1w
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The Prize | Julie Garwood
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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! Things set in medieval times usually aren‘t my jam, but this one had great characters and a decent amount of steam. And this could be classified as an enemies-to-lovers romance, which is my favorite trope!

#LittensLoveRomance
#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks I am having mixed feelings about this one, but it will probably end up being a soft pick for me. 2w
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#marvellousmarch was a smashing success! I wanted to read all these books and I did. I love it when things go according to plan! 😁

MallenNC Great job! 2w
Andrew65 Brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 2w
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Lucky Leap Day | Ann Marie Walker
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So cute! Cara travels to Dublin, albeit with a broken heart, and meets a handsome Irishman, Finn, right away. A couple nights later, fueled by too much whiskey and the Irish tradition of women proposing on Leap day, Cara pops the question to Finn. Now Cara, who never does anything without planning, has to sort out this situation! This was just a lot of fun! ☘️

#bookspinbingo
#marvellousmarch

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 2w
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I learned some Irish history that I didn‘t already know, plus other more fun tidbits, such as Irish slang and cuisine. A good read if you‘re interested in learning about Ireland. ☘️

#bookspinbingo - this is my #doublespin for this month!
#marvellousmarch

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Love this series! It‘s pure, over-the-top fun! The characters are great (I especially love Vero) and the relationships have built up and grown over the course of the series.

#bookspinbingo
#marvellousmarch
#pop23 - book where the MCs name is in the title
#booked2023 - any part of a trilogy

Cinfhen I‘m also slightly OBSESSED with this series!! It‘s my #GuiltyPleasure 💚 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read the last 2! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
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#wondrouswednesday

1. fall
I don‘t snack while reading
pink
roses, daisies, orchids
NYC, the beach, England
coffee, Diet Coke, margarita
Candy Crush

2. Tagged…loving it so far!

Eggs Thanks for playing 🌹 2w
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This is a collection of 15 short stories, and as is usually the case with me, there were some that I really liked and some that I just didn‘t get. This was my first Joyce and I am glad I read it!

#bookspinbingo
#marvellousmarch

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3w
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The Rainmaker | John Grisham
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Back in the day, I devoured all of John Grisham‘s legal thrillers, so this was a reread. Still enjoyed it!

#bookspinbingo - this was my #bookspin for this month!
#marvellousmarch
#pop23 - book I read more than 10 years ago

Andrew65 Well done. This was the first Grisham book I ever read. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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This was so much fun! A short listen full of history, trivia, and fun facts about Ireland and the Irish. I learned things I didn‘t know before! ☘️☘️☘️

#marvellousmarch
#bookspinbingo

Andrew65 Sounds a fun read / listen. 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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For #MarvellousMarch, my goals are to read these books! ☘️☘️☘️

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck 😁 3w
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I really enjoyed this one! The timeline alternates between Laura in 1913 and Sadie in 1993, but their stories are seamlessly woven together. In both, rare and valuable books are stolen from the NYC Public Library. Sadie believes that what is happening is connected somehow to the events of 1913, and she sets out to find the truth behind the burglaries.

#bookspinbingo
#pop23 - historical fiction book
#booked2023 - set in two+ time periods

Cinfhen Fiona Davis is the QUEEN of dual timelines🙌🏻Sounds great!!! (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Text for You: A Novel | Sofie Cramer
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I didn‘t care for this recent read, but at least I found a #pantone2023 match!

Clwojick Woohoo! 3w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Found a #pantone2023 match for this book, which I read last month!

Clwojick Oooh pretty cover! Well done! 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Very excited for this month! ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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The Rainmaker | John Grisham
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Very excited for my picks this month! My #bookspin is a reread for #pop23 my #doublespin is one I really wanted to read this month. 😁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Happy March! Starting this book this morning with a nice cup of coffee.
☘️☘️☘️
#mugsoflitsy

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February was a fabulous reading month! 19 books read/listened to! There were only 2 that I didn‘t really enjoy - Text For You and The Phantom of the Opera - but not all will be winners. Hoping March will be good to me too!

#februarywrapup

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At the beginning of the month, these were the books I had prioritized to read for #loveathon2023. I‘m happy to say I read them all! 🥳

Clwojick Fantastic! Way to go! 💖💖💖 4w
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Text for You: A Novel | Sofie Cramer
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The premise of this book is really good but somehow the execution fell flat for me. I can‘t really pinpoint why, but I was mostly bored.

#pop23 - book being made into a tv series or movie in 2023
#loveathon2023

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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I hope to get to this one in March…it sounds really good!

#bodyguard
#loveathon2023
#loveathon

Nessavamusic Loved it! 4w
Clwojick It was super fun! 4w
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Getting Played | Emma Chase
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This romance from my TBR has an #unexpectedpregnancy. Sounds cute!

#loveathon2023
#loveathon

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I can‘t believe March is upon us! My goals are to read these books, plus my #bookspin and #doublespin picks. ☘️☘️☘️

#MarchMadness

MallenNC I‘ve never tried James Joyce 4w
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC This will be my first. We‘ll see how it goes! 4w
DieAReader Looking good! Enjoy & good luck💜📚🤓 4w
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Crazeedi Hi there! Hope all is well with you!! 4w
OriginalCyn620 Hello @Crazeedi! I‘m very well…hope you are too! 😊 4w
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck 😍 3w
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#20in4 was a success! I did get all 3 books read! 😁

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 4w
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This was a really cute Valentine‘s novella!

#bookspinbingo
#loveathon2023

Clwojick Great job! 💖 4w
TheAromaofBooks Looking fabulous!!! 4w
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Very cute novella!

#bookspinbingo - used a free space and got a bingo!
#loveathon2023

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4w
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This novella isn‘t in the database, but it was really cute, and the audio production was fantastic! Two classical pianists, newly engaged, have to compete against each other in the biggest competition in their field. Things get a bit strained!

#bookspinbingo
#loveathon2023
#20in4

Andrew65 Well done. I love some of those Audible originals.👏👏👏 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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Finished my final #litsycrafters project for this month last night!

#love

Deblovestoread 💜💜💜 4w
Eggs Pretty 🐾! 4w
Catsandbooks I adore this! ❤️ 4w
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I devoured this whole thing today! Loved it, even though the subject matter is tough, but I love the message of the book - to live life to the fullest.

#bookspinbingo
#20in4
#loveathon2023

Clwojick Great job! 1mo
Andrew65 Wonderful 👏👏👏 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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The Cowboy's Christmas | Jeannie Watt
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I have this #cowboyromance on my kindle but haven‘t read it yet!

#loveathon2023
#loveathon

BethM I love cowboy romances! 1mo
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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I loved everything about this book! I‘m actually mad at myself for waiting so long to read it- I won‘t make that mistake with the follow-up.

#bookspinbingo
#20in4
#pop23 - book with a queer lead

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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To Hate Adam Connor | Ella Maise
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This #singleparent romance is on my tbr! Sounds really cute!

#loveathon2023
#loveathon

Clwojick Well done! 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Here‘s my #bookspinbingo list for March! ☘️☘️☘️

KristiAhlers I love your theme! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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I loved both of these! Very cute!

#paranormalromance
#loveathon2023
#loveathon

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Wallbanger | Alice Clayton
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This was a fun one! Loved the banter between Caroline and Simon!

#bookspinbingo
#loveathon2023
#booked2023 - featuring neighbors

Clwojick This one looks hilarious! I‘m going to have to check it out, because I still haven‘t knocked off neighbours 💖 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Cinfhen Nice…that‘s some very friendly neighbors 😜 1mo
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For this round of #20in4, I want to read these books. I think I can do it!

Ruthiella Good luck! You can do it! 👍 1mo
Andrew65 Best of luck, great to have you with us. 😁 1mo
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I read this a few years ago…I thought it was way better than 50 Shades!

#billionaireromance
#loveathon2023
#loveathon

Kshakal Agreed! 1mo
StayCurious I enjoyed it - I should read the rest in the series 1mo
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Overruled | Emma Chase
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Red, White and Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I cannot stress enough how much I loved this book!

#royalty
#loveathon2023
#loveathon

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I enjoyed this #newtotown romance…a good amount of steam! 🔥

#loveathon2023
#loveathon

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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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I got behind again on the #loveathon2023 prompts, so I‘m catching up.

This #firstlove romance is on my kindle, still unread! It sounds really cute though!

#loveathon

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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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I saw a stage production of this years ago and really loved it, but the book was just so-so. Maybe it was the audiobook narration? I‘m not sure, but at any rate, I‘m glad I read it!

#bookspinbingo
#loveathon2023
#booked2023 - about a monster

Bluebird I wasn‘t a fan of the book either: likely for the same reason.I saw Andrew Lloyd Weber‘s musical production first. It would have been hard for anything to top that (for me). 1mo
Cinfhen The musical is so spectacular but I‘ve heard the book is subpar at best. Congrats on attempting and completing the novel. Also great choice for the prompt!!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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