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Tineke

Tineke

Joined July 2019

🌍🇳🇱 Dutch👩‍👧🤱🏼Tineke, Laura & Maeve 🥳 35 🐈‍⬛🐱 Diesel & Zara 📚📺 forever a bookcrosser
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Tineke
Shakespeare's Christmas | Charlaine Harris
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Mehso-so

Yeah no. Unlikeable unfeeling characters, tasteless transitions from serious business like discussing child abduction to having (ofcourse amazing) sex. Glossing over sexual abuse, child abduction. And also the weird reaction of the detective love interest when mentioning giving birth to a child at home. I wasn't into it.
TBR since 6-8-2023; 242 pages.

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Tineke
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Pickpick

At first I was a little bit lost with this book, but then it got me and I kept reading and reading and reading. Not that handy when you're supposed to sleep. It lost a bit of my attention at the end. But a good story and I'm looking forward to reading the next books whenever they'll fall into my hands.
TBR since 24-10-2020; 410 pages.

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Tineke
Joyland | Stephen King
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Pickpick

This was not quite what I expected and in my opinion could have been better. But not truly bad, just not amazing as I hoped. I'm waivering between a pick and a so-so, but I'll give the benefit of the doubt.
TBR since 6-8-2023; 285 pages.

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Tineke
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Mehso-so

Okay read, but could have easily done without. I would have liked to spend my time differently. Finished it yesterday, stories are already largely forgotten.
TBR since 18/9/2022; 286 pages.

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Tineke
Keeping Faith | Jodi Picoult
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Pickpick

This was an enjoyable read, but with some unlikeable characters. Didn't care for the obligatory romance. I felt that how Faith talked was too mature, did not fit her age at all. Ending was expected. Writing is good, subject is interesting.
TBR since 18/3/2011; 468 pages.

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Tineke
Dunya | Tomas Lieske
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Pickpick

An intriguing and strange book. The ending wasn't satisfying, but I don't think it could have been resolved anyway.
TBR since 23/1/2011; 343 pages.

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Tineke
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Pickpick

This is my #doublespin for July @TheAromaofBooks
I enjoyed this. It wasn't entirely true to the facts. But I like history and it was an easy and fast read. Was a bit disgusted with the way women were treated back then. Also how it was all about power. And then those two little boys living all alone in The tower. It makes me wonder if children were mature at a younger age than they're now.
TBR since 6/7/2023; 316 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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Tineke
Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Pickpick

I quite enjoyed this book. Although I was done with it when I was almost at the end, but then I had spend almost two weeks reading it.
I liked the worldbuilding and the magic. I have the other parts on my wishlist.
TBR since 22/7/2022; 647 pages.

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Tineke
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This was my July #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
While I'm sure I missed a lot of clues, context, humor, wordplay I enjoyed this adventure which is far from over. Some of the text (landscapey, routes things) I glazed over, but I enjoyed the interactions and things. Now I'm contemplating watching the film, but someone said to first read all the books and I'm not sure. Want to watch the film. Thoughts?
531 pages.

KathyWheeler I don‘t know. I think you could watch each individual movie after you read the book it goes with instead of waiting to read all the books before you watch the movies. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! A Litsy group is reading all of the Lord of the Rings a chapter a day, so you can always join us for the other two books if you want!! We just started Fellowship yesterday. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @jazzfeathers and @Daisey are hosting 😊 9mo
Daisey You‘re so welcome to join us for discussion as we read! As for the movies, personally I would recommend reading all of The Lord of the Rings first as Tolkien considered it one book in three volumes. Also, the movie divisions don‘t quite line up with the books, although I can‘t remember which things are moved where now. 9mo
JazzFeathers I agree with @Daisey The film are quite different from the books in the way the timeline is organised..l suspect it would become very confusing. But do join us if you plan to read the book. It's a lively bunch of people. It's been a blast! (We've just read The Hobbit 😁) 9mo
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Mehso-so

This was my #bookspin for February @TheAromaofBooks
I've read it a while ago. I initially bought this book because I thought these were stories written by Roald Dahl himself, so that was a bit of a dissappointment. Some stories I enjoyed. Some were okay. I gave it two stars on Goodreads.
249 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 10mo
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Pickpick

This was my January #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I enjoyed the first story more than the second. There are more happenings than what I've ever seen referred to in films etc. Happy I can cross this off. Off to other books.
TBR since 27/4/2011; 239 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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Pickpick

This was my #doublespin for April @TheAromaofBooks
As usual I enjoyed this slow but easy readable story by Kate Atkinson. But I feel like I might have missed something at the end, because everyone seems to be confused about it and I wasn't so I might go back to reread that.
379 pages.

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Tineke
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Pickpick

This was a thought provoking book. As a white woman it gave me pause to think about all the ways POC are treated. I've also read a lot of negative critics. And while they also may be right, I think making me, as a white woman, realize things is a good thing about this book. Because what do I know about all the intricacies of racism? Virtually nothing. I've got lots of things to learn.
TBR since 6/8/2021; 588 pages.

Amiable I loved this book! 10mo
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Pickpick

I've read this book a while ago. It took me ages, because of the care of my then newborn daughter, and that's why I didn't really enjoy the book as much. The book was rather gruesome here and there. To be honest I don't even know many of the characters anymore or who the murderer is. Oh well...
576 pages.
This was my #bookspin for January. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Tineke
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Pickpick

I enjoyed that the attention was way more on all the various people in this town. I did not like that there had to be romantic feelings between Freya and her intendent. The murderer is suddenly revealed at about 400/550 pages in. And that's that. The ending was a bit disappointing, it kind of sizzled out.
549 pages; TBR since 7/7/2019.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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TBH this is just to show off my 6 month old daughter Maeve. She looks hot, because it is, that's why the nakedness. But anyway I finally have started to get into some serious reading. Meaning I have found the energy again. And I read when I can get my daughter to sleep - if I manage to put the phone away. Just started Americanah and it's already so real. I think I'm going to enjoy this.

marleed She‘s beautiful! As is her name! 11mo
BarbaraBB She is super cute 🥰 and the book is a very good choice! Enjoy both! 11mo
StaceGhost Sweet gorgeous baby and a phenomenal book! Glad you‘re getting some time back, too. 11mo
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Tineke
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Mehso-so

This book was okay, not quite my genre, but I think others will enjoy this more.
Cover is fun.
TBR since february 2023; 324 pages.

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Tineke
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Pickpick

Enjoyed the story. But felt they were cheating here and there for taking the bus sometimes instead of walking. Also could have done without the talk about the homeless, or how she kept describing their own appearance as homeless. Did not always believe people reacted as negatively as the author told they did.

TBR since 20/2/23; 318 pages.

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Tineke
Unknown Book 7862140 | Unknown Unknown
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I've been MIA for a few months, because of tiredness, breaking a foot and then having a babygirl on the 14th of december (not related😂). Her name is Maeve. Looking forward to picking things up again. I'd like to start with #bookspin, let's see how I get on. Here's my bingocard and as usual I'm just reading bookspin and doublespin. I've made a whole new list. I was tired of the old one. New year, new list.
@TheAromaofBooks, take me back?

LeahBergen Congratulations on your new baby girl! ❤️❤️ 1y
TheBookHippie Congratulations 💗💓💞💕💖 1y
Suet624 Congratulations! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww congratulations 💞💞 1y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 1y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Pickpick

I've read some crazy books, but this was... indescribable. A good book, but damn were those characters horrible and some a bit dumb. Felt exasperated here and there. The things that went on, unpunished.. Kate Bush' song was perfect, it fit so well and gave me some much needed lightness to persevere. They're not pretty, but I do enjoy the Penguin Popular Classics.
TBR since February 19th. 2019; 279 pages.

SarahBookInterrupted I finally read it this year as well and felt the same as you. 2y
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Tineke
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Mehso-so

I hate to review this book, because the author died so recently and this seems to have been the reason for publishing this book. I am going to do it anyway.
The book was okay. On the whole all the stories were average. If I hadn't read it, I don't think I would have missed anything. I think the popularity of this book is mostly due to her tragic death. The reader questions felt pretentious.
TBR since June 2022; 208 pages.

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Tineke
Untitled | Untitled
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I am #grateful for a better conversation with my brother than I had before.
I am also grateful that I could get my daughter the school supplies she needed for 'high school'.
I am grateful I did some household chores I was delaying, because of a lack of motivation and energy.
@Eggs

Eggs Well done, and specific🤩 2y
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#grateful. I'm a glass half empty kind of girl. The pessimistic one. And maybe it's time for me to practice #gratefulness, so that maybe I might have a slightly better outlook on life when this month is over. God knows I need it the coming months.
@Eggs

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Tineke
Unknown Book 7862140 | Unknown Unknown
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This is my new bingolist for #bookspin and #doublespin September.

Out:
Airframe - Michael Crichton
The secret scripture - Sebastian Barry

In:
De kakkerlak - Jo Nesbo
Sepulchre - Kate Mosse

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Tineke
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Pickpick

I must admit I enjoyed this book more than the regular books in the series and it's because of Abigail. A feisty, fun girl with heart and brain in a good place. Glad to read this, because I may have gotten a bit tired of the running story in the main books.
TBR since July 2022; 196 pages.

KathyWheeler I love Abigail. 2y
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Tineke
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Pickpick

Found this too at the bookmarket in Deventer. I remembered people enjoyed it and this also turned out to be the first in the series, so yay for me. Read it immediately.
I loved that the protagonist was unlikeable, you don't see that very often. Enjoyed the story and I won't mind reading others in the serie.
TBR since August 7th. 2022; 272 pages.

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Excavation | James Rollins
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I wanted to read a book by James Rollins for so long and then also in order please. Got this book at the biggest bookmarket of Europe, in the Netherlands in Deventer. Bought it and read immediately. This was fun, an adventure story. Reminded me of Indiana Jones. I didn't like the romance, I think it's unnecessary and bookfiller. Still a pick though.
TBR since August 7th. 2022; 438 pages.

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Tineke
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Pickpick

This was my August #doublespin. Enjoyed the story, although it was frustrating to learn what injustices befell Roseanne. So sad to know these things actually happened to women and to know one can never take it back/rewind time.
TBR since March 7th. 2014; 312 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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Airframe: A Novel | Michael Crichton
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Pickpick

This was my #bookspin for August. I heard good things about this one. And it turned out to be true. This was entertaining, exciting and educational. Glad I've read it.
TBR since July 16th. 2021; 431 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Tineke
Unknown Book 7862140 | Unknown Unknown
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Here's my bingolist for #bookspin and #doublespin.
My bookspin is Airframe by Michael Crichton and my doublespin is The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry.

Out:
Peony in love - Lisa See
The blind assassin - Margaret Atwood

In:
Year of wonders - Geraldine Brooks
Indiscretions of the queen - Jean Plaidy
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 2y
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Pickpick

I'm trying to learn more about ADD, because I have this and I'm struggling with some things. This was a read about ADD and all the things concerning this. It was a good read, very informative and recognizable. It didn't contain any practical tips, but it was insightful and a good start.
TBR since June 18th. 2022; 304 pages.

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Tineke
The Dark Room | Minette Walters
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Pickpick

I was a bit hesitant, because I've read another book by this author which I found horrible. This one though was entertaining and fun. The ending was a bit unneccesary.
TBR since May 18th. 2010; 508 pages.

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Unknown Book 10329172 | Unknown Unknown
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Last month I was MIA, but I did note my spinbooks. This month I'm back with a vengeance. I've had to add 4 new books.

Out:
Tuinier van de nacht - George Pelecanos
Ghost Macindoe - Jonathan Buckley
The luminaries - Eleanor Catton
Levenslang - Alice Blanchard

In:
A longer fall - Charlaine Harris
Devil bones - Kathy Reichs
De boodschapper - Kader Abdolah
Medusa - Clive Cussler

So, I'm back for #bookspin and #doublespin July @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB The Luminaries is so good! I‘d put it back in! 2y
Tineke @BarbaraBB, it's out, because it was the #doublespin last month, so it has to be read this year. I only take out the books that have been 'chosen'. Those I read in the given month (or a bit later) and then I can put back in two others. So my list only changes two books every month. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 2y
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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? | Agatha Christie
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This was one of my oldest books. It was an enjoyable story. Not quite the same like the Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple series, but there was still a mystery at its center, which I didn't guess ahead of time.
TBR since May 19th. 2010; 191 pages.

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Tineke
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I found this a very interesting non-fiction about the cold cases of the New York Cold Case squad. Some are solved, some still need that one piece of evidence that will solve the case and give the detectives rest. And in more recent cases also family and friends. Politics has a place here too. I tried to find out what has happened with this squad. Has it been absorbed into other divisions? The politics sounded inhuman.
TBR since ?; 421 pages.

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Not Dead Enough | Peter James
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Pickpick

I've enjoyed the story. I quite soon guessed what the difficulty was in this murder case and what the solution was. Some characters behaviours annoyed me. I also don't like how when two people have dates it always starts and ends with sex. Where is the depth? So annoying. I would love to read a thriller without alcoholism, sexism, or sex.
TBR since May 18th. 2010; 610 pages.

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Tineke
Ghost MacIndoe | Jonathan Buckley
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Bailedbailed

This was my #doublespin for May. I started this book, but I was bored. The chapters don't seem to have a lot in common. Just pieces of Macindoe's life as a child. I haven't gotten to the substantial part if there is any. I just didn't feel anything with this book, so I've decided to bail.
TBR since January 11th. 2016; 480 not-read pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 2y
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Tineke
Tuinier van de nacht | George Pelecanos
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Pickpick

This was my May #bookspin. I enjoyed the story, which I didn't expect. The story was a bit different as the main murders don't get solved. The person who really did it, is never questioned by the police and isn't punished at all. I think this might be more like how police work really is. Sometimes things look connected, but aren't.
TBR since July 16th. 2021; 421 pages.

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Unknown Book 1363648 | Unknown Unknown
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This is my new bingoboard for #bookspin and #doublespin May. I'm already in the third year doing this. Never missed a month. I still have two books on the list that were there at the start and still haven't been chosen. Number 12 and 17 have not been picked yet.
@TheAromaofBooks

Out:
One flew over the cuckoo's nest - Ken Kesey
Genesis - Karin Slaughter

In:
Orange is the new black - Piper Kerman
Fatal friends, deadly neighbours - Ann Rule

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Pickpick

This was my March #bookspin. I enjoyed the story. Been reading it the entire day yesterday. Started to hate Isabel's behaviour. But then again had to cry at the ending. Really a story without any winners.
TBR since August 3rd. 2018; 343 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one broke me up!! So sad!!! 2y
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Genesis | Karin Slaughter
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This was my April #doublespin. It has been a long time since I last read a Karin Slaughter and I thought I was a bit done with thrillers. But this was a very good read, the book kept me engaged until the end. I've really enjoyed the plot. It was fast paced and I enjoyed all the characters.
I'm now looking forward to other books of her.
TBR since ?; 539 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Tineke
Miss Lonelyhearts | Nathanael West
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of weird story. It's really short and part of the 1001 books you must read before you die. That's also the reason that I've read it. Not really my thing though. A quick read.
TBR since July 16th. 2021; 95 pages.

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My April #bookspin. A very good book, much to think about. I will watch the film this weekend. Looking forward to it.
TBR since September 9th. 2009; 255 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Unknown Book 992462 | Unknown Unknown
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Here's my bingocard for #bookspin and #doublespin, the April round.

Out:
The light between oceans - M.L. Stedman
Beauty - Robin McKinley

In:
De vliegeraar - Khaled Hosseini
Airframe - Michael Crichton

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Beauty | Robin McKinley
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This was my March #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I'm really bad at reviews so I'm just gonna leave it at that I liked the book and I finished it in one long lazy reading session in bed.
TBR since July 1st. 2020; 271 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is one of my comfort reads ❤ 2y
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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My next longest owned book. I was a bit wary in starting this. But it was surprisingly well readable. A good story. Sometimes the language used was a bit cumbersome and I had to reread sentences here and there.
TBR since November 1st. 2009; 449 pages.

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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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This was a good book. It wasn't as atmospheric as The Dry, but it was still good. I love that she uses this theme of small town secrets in all her books. I would love some more secrets though. I was shocked at what happened between Kieran and his mother. Wow.
Glad to have read this one too.
TBR since February 2nd. 2022; 384 pages.

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Tineke
The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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This was my February #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I enjoyed the love story, but I think the film would really make me cry. I'm going to watch that one. Some of the words used threw me off. Too flowery for my taste I guess.
TBR since at least February 21st. 2015; 201 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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This was my January #bookspin @TheAromaofbooks. I did enjoy the read. It was sad and heartbreaking. I am glad I have finished it. I hope the family of Chris McCandless is okay now. And that Chris McCandless is wherever he wants to be.
TBR since at least June 2nd. 2019; 203 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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Tineke
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Enjoyable short stories and a quick read. Lovely cover.
TBR since February 22nd. 2022; 221 pages.