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Scochrane26

Joined December 2018

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God of Lost Words | A J Hackwith
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1. Still reading the tagged, but I haven‘t read much so far this weekend. I‘ve been cross stitching instead.
2. We have been waiting for snow, was supposed to start this morning, but just started a couple of hours ago. It rained first, glad I have tomorrow off.
3. Griffin helps keep me warm, plus my throw quilt.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I always enjoy Judy Greer when I see her in a movie or show. In this memoir, she has 3 sections that cover her childhood, career, & personal life. I found it witty and interesting. She doesn‘t go into details about her past movies or co-stars, if you‘re expecting that.

britt_brooke I enjoyed this, too! She‘s adorable. 2w
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The Weekend | Charlotte Wood
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1. Started Where I Come From (Rick Bragg) on audio today. Trying to finish The God of Lost Words this weekend.
2. As usual, read the books I own. Participating in my library‘s book challenge.
3. Taste (Stanley Tucci)
@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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This week has been so busy at work, then today was nuts (see earlier post). I had forgotten about the #littlechristmasswap until I saw other posts. I‘m really excited to get chocolate I‘ve been enjoying most this season & hot chocolate mix. The 2 books are great—I can‘t get the tagged on audio at the library, so I‘m happy to have a copy. Thank you, Ashley! @EclecticBookLover @bookish_wookish

EclecticBookLover I saw you has read in a holidaze for winter games. If you'd like I can get you the Amazon label to return it and I can get you something else! 😬 I feel like I totally botched this one, except for the treats 😅 2w
Scochrane26 @EclecticBookLover I got In a Holidaze from the library, but it‘s one I‘m going to want to revisit. So, I‘m glad you got it for me! And out of all the celebrities, Judy Greer is a fave, so many movies I‘ve seen her in. Thanks! 2w
EclecticBookLover Ok, enjoy! 😁 2w
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Finished this afternoon in what turned out to be a nightmare trip home. Left work early, with my afternoon clients changed to telehealth, because it was snowing (total about 6 in). 4 hrs to drive about 40 miles because of traffic. Northerners will laugh at us here in Ky.
I really liked this on audio, but I will need to find the physical book if I want to try the recipes. So much amazing food. Really enjoyed the fresh spin on a celebrity memoir.

JamieArc Even northerners in Michigan forget how to deal with the snow in that first big snowfall. I hope you have some cozy reading time! 2w
Scochrane26 @JamieArc Thanks. A lot of the problem was caused by semis who couldn‘t get up small inclines. I finally got home & saw 2 clients, then took a nap. Telehealth tomorrow for work, then cozy reading time. 2w
Texreader 4 hours! Holy smokes. Well you folks in Kentucky would roll with laughter at us in south Texas if we have to drive in snow. We can‘t. Period. But 4 hours is brutal. So bummed for you. Thank heavens you can work from home tomorrow 2w
Scochrane26 @Texreader I could have stayed home all day & made clients do telehealth but decided to see if it really got bad. Sometimes our meteorologists get a little too hyped. It wasn‘t supposed to snow until about 12 but started around 10:30. 2w
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Spinning Tales | Brey Willows
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I‘ve been so lazy today, I started a book & made my #bookspin list but haven‘t done much else. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks January 2022

TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a solid holiday haha 3w
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I love this series, so of course, I read the 6th one when it was published in November. Love Charlotte Holmes & her found family, the mysteries, & the bit of romance. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks great, 👏👏👏 3w
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Both of these are favorites of this year. I read the tagged in September & Under the Whispering Door in October. Both so great for different reasons. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choices. 3w
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I have listened to this all week & decided it‘s a perfect book for my commute. Witty, light-hearted, & fun, I was able to laugh before & after work. I definitely won‘t ever participate in stand-up comedy or improv but enjoyed hearing about Pan‘s experience. I related so much to her. I‘ve been looking forward all day to introverting tomorrow. Pan is a good narrator. #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames @Clwojick 16pts

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Looking back at August 2021. #12booksof2021 It was so hard to choose a favorite because I read some excellent books. Obviously, Empire of Pain was amazing, but for fun, I loved the tagged. It was unexpected, & I can‘t wait for a sequel. Also, I loved The Guncle. @Andrew65

Andrew65 These look great. 3w
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My Antonia | Willa Cather
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Didn‘t read that many books in June/July so doing these together. My favorite in June was A Thousand Ships & the best in July is My Antonia. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 These look interesting. 4w
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Going with 2 favorite books for May 2021. Caste was educational, well-written, & an important book. Everyone should read it. But, for a fun book, I love PWMOV. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good choices. 4w
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Tuesday's Socks | Alison Ragsdale
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1. So far, I have enjoyed The Ex Hex the most.
2. Hoping that my epic trip to LA/Anaheim in May doesn‘t get cancelled.
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

Kshakal I loved the ex hex! 4w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and Happy New Year! 4w
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Men We Reaped | Jesmyn Ward
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Even though this memoir is not the happiest, it is my favorite book of April 2021. A beautiful, sad, thoughtful memoir. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 A wonderful author, should be an interesting read. 4w
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I read a lot of books last March, but my favorite was the tagged. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks a good choice, I enjoyed 4w
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Every Bone a Prayer | Ashley Blooms
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This is my favorite book of #February & very close to my fave of the year. #2ndbookof2021 #12booksof2021 @Andrew65
Blooms is a local author who wrote a unique debut novel. She uses magical realism to explain the effects of trauma in the story of a young girl growing up in a poor family (assuming in Appalachia). Can‘t wait for Blooms‘ 2nd book this February.

Andrew65 Sounds interesting. 1mo
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From the books I read in January 2021, this was my favorite. #12booksof2021 #1stbookof2021 #january @Andrew65
Come join in, post your favorite of each month during the next week.

Andrew65 Looks good. 1mo
Scochrane26 @Andrew65 It‘s the first in a trilogy. The 3rd book came out recently & will prob be my first book of 2022. (edited) 1mo
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Allegiance: Stories | Gurney Norman
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Norman is a Ky author & longtime professor. This is the 1st book I‘ve read of his, & I didn‘t love it. Most of the stories are very short, & I couldn‘t get into them, they‘re not fleshed out. He uses some different styles & there‘s a few good stories. He uses his character, Wilgus, as a stand-in for a lot of his own family history. TW for animal killings (farm life). This is my #bookspin for Dec. @TheAromaofBooks 16pts #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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Listened to Sarah McBride‘s story all week. I had put this on my tbr a long time ago because I want to continue being educated about transgender issues. I think the first part dealing with her transition is very useful to parents/transgender children (and me as a therapist). The middle part about the loss of her husband was so sad. Of course, I had research her on wiki & found out she‘s now the 1st openly transgender state senator in the US. 👇

Scochrane26 She‘s only 31, I‘m sure we will be hearing more about her in politics in the future. #mistletoemaniacs 16 pts #winergames @Clwojick 1mo
marleed This was my only 5* read that felt irresponsible for me to keep on my shelves (I love having a 5* collection). I had to put in an LFL in hopes someone would chance upon it and after reading it find themselves more compassionate about the transgender community. 1mo
Scochrane26 @marleed That was a good idea. I borrowed from the library but have already recommended it to my therapist coworkers. 1mo
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Swap'd | Tamara Ireland Stone
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My #littlechristmasswap package came today. I love this swap because it‘s after the excitement of Christmas.

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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@AmyK1 Amy, I‘m so excited about this book & chocolate! I adore the cover & have wanted to read it for awhile. If only Reese wouldn‘t ruin artwork with her self-promotion. I‘ve been obsessed this year with peppermint chocolate, glad you added to my addiction.😂 Thank you!! #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon —Thanks for hosting, I love this swap each year.

AmyK1 I‘m so glad you like them! That peppermint bark is one of my favorites so when I saw it on your list I had to get it for you 😁 Enjoy and Merry Christmas! 1mo
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Mistletoe and Mr. Right | Sarah Morgenthaler
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This was a cute rom-com set in Alaska, the 2nd book in the Moose Springs series. Lana is part of an extremely wealthy family company but really wants a place she belongs. Rick owns the pool hall & thinks he‘s not good enough for her. There‘s an adorable hedgehog & other animals. Now I‘ll have to go back & read the 1st book—those characters are often in this one, too. 26pts #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick #wintergames

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Also on the bottom of my tbr, I should have listened to this when it was published instead of now. The so-so rating isn‘t because the essays aren‘t well-written, but because they‘re outdated at this point. There‘s valuable info & issues we still need to be fighting for, but the focus is on the aftermath of the 2016 election, rehashing a lot we have already been through. I was tired of it by the end. #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick #wintergames 16pts

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I‘ve been starting at the bottom of my tbr list—some books have been on there too long. A short audiobook, this was pretty good if you want to understand autism better. #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick #wintergames 16 pts

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Snail Mail | Samantha Berger
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Forgot to post yesterday, but I sent out both my Christmas swaps. @Julsmarshall #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon Should be there Saturday.
@jdiehr #littlechristmasswap Should be there Monday @bookish_wookish

jdiehr Woo hoo! Thank you 😊 1mo
Julsmarshall Yay, can‘t wait! 1mo
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The Tornado | Jake Burt
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I know this is not book related & is depressing, but I‘m sure many of you have seen the news about the tornado that hit several states this weekend. It hit western Kentucky really hard, leveling one whole town, killing at least 80, and destroying a lot in other cities, too. My bff‘s family has been affected, but fortunately, they‘re all safe. People can‘t find their cars, people are finding pics & random belongings up to 150 miles away. 👇

Scochrane26 It‘s the Christmas season, yet many have just lost their homes & loved ones. If you feel so inclined, donations can be made to many funds. https://www.lex18.com/news/heres-how-you-can-help-kentucky-rebuild-after-devasta.... The western Ky fund is the one set up by our governor. Hoping any western Ky Littens are safe. 1mo
Darklunarose It‘s devastating, and so many families have lost so much. Some have lost everything. 1mo
Megabooks Thank you for sharing this. I‘m still just in shock about it. I‘ll be thinking about your bff‘s family. 💜 1mo
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Scochrane26 @Megabooks Thanks. My bff‘s dad had unexpected open heart surgery on fri, then her niece lost her house & cars in bowling green (but she, husband, & dog are ok) & one of her sister‘s had lots of damage in Dawson Springs. And nephew can‘t find his car. Just a lot to deal with all at once. 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😢❤️ 1mo
Laughterhp 💚💚 1mo
TheSpineView 😥😥😥 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Finally got this one from the library & loved it! I may end up buying it because I would reread it—maybe during the Halloween season. Only thing that bugged me was toward the end—the fact that they live in different locations is not an insurmountable problem. But, romance books often rely on lack of communication. Lots of witchy fun though. #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick 16pts #wintergames

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This has been on my Litsy tbr for a long time. Written 20 yrs ago but sadly, still very relevant today. Not much I didn‘t already know, but it was interesting to hear about the author‘s experiences in the low wage jobs. Definitely some white privilege. 3.5/5 ⭐️ 16 pts #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames @Clwojick

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Soubhiville That is excellent news. 1mo
Reecaspieces I watch dopesick and being a pharmacist…this is just nuts! I will definitely add this book! 1mo
Scochrane26 I liked the book Dopesick but haven‘t watched the show yet. @Reecaspieces (edited) 1mo
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JenReadsAlot Good! 1mo
AmyG GOOD. 1mo
ozma.of.oz Oh hell yes! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
Tamra Greed has consequences. 1mo
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Christmas Eve Tree | Delia Huddy
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@AmyK1 Finally noticed my package this morning & saved it from more rain. Excited to open it! #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

AmyK1 Yay! Glad it made it safely. 2mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Finished our team read. I was planning to read this story this month, so it‘s perfect that it‘s our team read. Really like the characters, found family, the romance of the MCs, so I was able to deal with the Groundhog Day plot. I always like Christina Lauren books. #mistletoemaniacs #wntergames @Clwojick 51 pts

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Bluegrass Bold: Stories of Kentucky Women | Carly Muetterties, Maddie Shepard
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I got this book at the Ky Book Fair but didn‘t realize it was aimed at elementary/MG kids. Still enjoyed learning about women in Ky that have worked for communities & social justice. Some were familiar. All stories have a portrait by artists of all different ages. Top right is bell hooks, an author many of you have read. This would be a great book for teachers—they have a website with material. 16 pts #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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First book for #wintergames finished. A very good Christie, with Poirot being called in after a patriarch is murdered on Christmas Eve when all his family is home. Great suspects. I agree, @tdrosebud , this is a really good one. #mistletoemaniacs 26 pts @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 2mo
Scochrane26 Forgot to post that this is my #doublespin for December. @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This one is on my list to read this month as well!! 2mo
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I didn‘t know that Wilson had published a book until I saw it on Litsy, but I love Happy Endings, so it was an immediate choice for my next audiobook. I enjoyed most of her essays, but I started feeling like all her essays were really just about her mother. It‘s still a pick because she‘s very heartfelt about her mom, but I didn‘t love it as much as I wanted to. Good book on audio, kept me interested on commutes.

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Finally finished my #bookspin for November. This is the 2nd novel by Martin, pictured here a few weeks ago at the KY Book Fair.
This is the story of Jonah & Georgia and revolves around the fight to medically treat LGBTQ, specifically transgender patients. Best part of the story is the friendship between the MC‘s, from Jonah micromanaging Georgia‘s love life to how they take care of each other. G has a romance with another character. TW in comment

Scochrane26 TW—suicide attempt, drug & alcohol use 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress! 2mo
Megabooks Stacking! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I didn't like her first book, but this one sounds good! 1mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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This is my planned #tbr (subject to change) for December. The Christmas ones are for the buddy read & #wintergames. I started both the Kiss Quotient & Electric Kingdom earlier this year & really want to go back & reread/finish them. The other 2 are new releases TBR from the library. @Clwojick #mistletoemaniacs

kezzlou85 The twelve dates of Christmas is really good and I'm looking forward to starting in a holidaze. 2mo
Scochrane26 @kezzlou85 I read 12 Dates last year but am going to reread. It‘s such a cute book—worth revisiting. 2mo
kezzlou85 @Scochrane26 I'm tempted to do the same thing actually. 2mo
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TheDaysGoBy Looks great! Still trying to figure out what I should read for December 2mo
Karisa I read In a Holidaze last year for wintergames and loved it. It‘s a fun, sweet rom-com 2mo
Clwojick Awesome list! 2mo
tdrosebud Hercule Poirot's Christmas has always been one of my favorite Christie's. I hope you like it! 2mo
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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My #bookspin list for December. I had to think about #wintergames & my library holds before writing my list. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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I knew I‘d get around to this book sometime after seeing Litsy reviews. I definitely don‘t know enough about Ireland‘s history & have always been confused about the IRA. Watching Derry Girls & listening to Empire of Pain made me finally check it out. If I‘d known the narrator had a lovely Irish accent, I would have listened a long time ago. Really interesting, well-researched. I now understand references in Derry Girls much better.

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Tuesday's Choice | Henry Romel Guy
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1. Read as much as I can
2. Broccoli casserole
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

Megabooks I think broccoli casserole has got to be a Kentucky thing because we‘ve always had that and never green bean. And it‘s my favorite too! 2mo
Scochrane26 @Megabooks my mom has always made it. I‘ve never enjoyed green bean casserole much. Maybe it is a KY thing. 2mo
TheSpineView @Megabooks I make broccoli casserole all the time but never make green bean casserole. 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 2mo
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I reread the 5th book in this series by audio, love the narrator. The tagged is the 6th book, & as usual, I loved it. The romance makes progress, but the other events are very serious. Moriarty is directly involved this time. Not sure I loved the mystery as much as previous books but interested to see where Thomas goes with it.

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Well Matched | Jen DeLuca
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Enjoyed Mitch & April‘s love story more than the previous book. Mitch is a fun, lovable character. Some steamy scenes. Tropes of pretending to date & the one bed, which is always fun, IMO. Characters from the previous 2 books are involved. Used this for my library‘s book challenge prompt of a comfort book.

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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Finished this during last weekend. I love Miss Marple. An interesting premise, a lot of focus on red herrings. The only concern is the amount of statements about how old Miss Marple is, including from her. I hope Christie doesn‘t kill her off at the end of her series.

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I saw this at my bookstore over the weekend & hinted to my sister that it would be a good gift for Christmas. Thought some of you all would be interested, too.

HollyBolly I must look for this for my dad! He loves Bob Ross! 2mo
TheSpineView Stacked for my middle granddaughter. 2mo
Smrloomis Oh wow that is AWESOME looking! 🤩 2mo
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When Stars Rain Down | Angela Jackson-Brown
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3/3 The tagged & Body of Stars have pretty covers. I‘ve read Clay‘s Quilt but didn‘t own it. This is the new-ish 20th anniversary cover. I had just bought The Antidote to Everything about a month ago, so Kimmery Martin signed a card for me instead.

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Drowned Town | Jayne Moore Waldrop
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2/3 Along a Storied Trail is about the book women of Ky. Drowned Town is a historical fiction about the communities that were relocated in order to make the Land Between the Lakes in western KY. Wanting Radiance is a fantasy/mystery, sounded interesting.

Megabooks I think I read about Drowned Town in our newspaper. Sounds interesting. 3mo
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Allegiance: Stories | Gurney Norman
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1/3 As I posted earlier, I went a little overboard today at our KY book fair. Got 14 books total—one is for my dad. A lot of new authors to me, but I also enjoyed seeing favorites like David Arnold & Silas House. I finally met Gwenda Bond (Stranger Things).

Megabooks Kin was so good! 3mo
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I recognized it from your review, so I knew it should be good. 3mo
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My favorite day of the year is happening. I may have gone a little overboard—I‘m blaming it on covid since they couldn‘t do the fair last year 😬🙂
I‘ll post my large stack later.
@Megabooks Are there any books you want? You can look on the kybookfestival site for the list.

Megabooks I have not looked yet, but I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it!! 3mo
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I did enjoy it. And I just realized I should have gotten you Drowned Town. I didn‘t have a long time to shop, so I mostly just shopped for myself! 3mo
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Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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This one was told in a different format than other Christie novels. Starts out with people‘s remembrances of Rosemary and the day she died. Then, it gets into a mystery of whether she died by suicide or maybe murder. Hints are dropped about who, but it‘s harder to figure out how events happened. Colonel Race is investigating.

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Crooked Numbers | Tim O'Mara
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This is the closest I‘ve ever been to a blackout of #bookspinbingo. 21 books during October due to #scarathlon. #teamslaughter @TheAromaofBooks
I kept getting distracted from posting my weekly numbers. I posted the first week, so here are weeks 2-4 & my total.
Week 2— 788
Week 3– 904
Week 4— 1099
Total— 3,625 pts @Clwojick

wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
TheSpineView Great job! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
Clwojick Fantastic job! You killed it this month!🔪 It‘s always so satisfying when you almost clear a board! Thank you for joining us! 🖤 3mo
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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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My November #bookspin & #bookspinbingo list. Will post my October board later @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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