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wanderinglynn

Joined April 2016

LibraryThing member wanderinglynn

Traveling spherically. https://linktr.ee/wanderinglynn
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#sundayfunday

I‘ve met Jimmy Carter, John Scalzi, T.J. Klune, Darynda Jones, David Lipsky, Joy Harlow, Shelby Van Pelt, Ed Yong, Todd Lockwood, & several more I‘m blanking on right now.

I‘d love to meet the wife-husband team Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Robin Hobb, & Martha Wells.

BarkingMadRead I‘ve met James Patterson, Alex Michaelides, Nancy Naigle, Skye McDonald, Kerry Evelyn, Evelyn Lederman, Carolyn Brown, and a bunch more Indie Authors as well. I don‘t know who else I want to meet, meeting James Patterson was a let down, so I don‘t think I want to meet too many really famous authors. 11h
ChaoticMissAdventures I don't realize until this moment that Ilona Andrews was a married couple! How very cool! 9h
wanderinglynn @ChaoticMissAdventures yep, Ilona & Gordon 9h
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wanderinglynn @BarkingMadRead sorry Patterson was a let down 9h
ChaoticMissAdventures @BarkingMadRead it's hard when they are not what you hoped for, worst when they are just awful after working with Janet Evanovich I never suggested her books to another person. 8h
wanderinglynn @ChaoticMissAdventures oh, I didn‘t realize she was awful. Good thing I already stopped buying her books a while back anyway. 8h
ChaoticMissAdventures @wanderinglynn @BarkingMadRead she was just super difficult to work with - incredibly demanding. And like anyone (I never met Patterson) could have been a bad day on top of it. 8h
BookmarkTavern Oh I‘d love to eventually meet Scalzi! Thanks for posting! 3h
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The great spring declutter/book purge continues. I‘ve pulled another 10 or so books off my shelves. And I listed quite a few on PangoBooks. Stop by & check it out (same user name):
https://pangobooks.com/bookstore/wanderinglynn

kspenmoll I am doing the same. We have a huge library sale in September & I donate books beginning next month thru August. 12h
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#5JoysFriday on Saturday

1. It‘s now light at 6:15 am when I walk to the metro! ☀️
2. I had a second interview for a job in Denver (photo from the interwebs).
3. I finished the Ocean Liner, a Blue Kazoo puzzle
4 & 5. Spring cleaning/decluttering! I have a donation pile (not shown); I‘ll be taking the puzzles to a puzzle swap on Saturday; & I listed the books on PangoBooks (same user name). Decluttering definitely brings me joy.

Lesliereadsalot Hi wanderinglynn. I‘m a puzzle fanatic and am wondering if you‘ve seen the super cool puzzles at magicpuzzlecompany.com? They‘re really fun and unique! 1d
DebinHawaii A wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛 Hoping the job works out! Love the puzzle & I‘ve been contemplating putting some books on Pango so I‘ll have to check out your profile. Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 1d
wanderinglynn @Lesliereadsalot yes! I got series 1 way back when it was a kickstarter. 1d
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I‘ve been feeling weighed down & cluttered. So I decided to clear off some shelves to get them under control. I pulled nearly 60 puzzles and 50 books off my shelves. Some of the books went to my building‘s free library & the rest I put on PangoBooks. The puzzles are going to the DC Puzzle Swap next weekend.

#springcleaning

AmyG Oh wow! I wish you were in Denver….I‘d borrow some of those puzzles! 2d
wanderinglynn I‘m happy to mail some of them to you! I can send you the list of titles & piece counts if you‘d like. 2d
tpixie Great Spring Cleaning! 2d
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Ruthiella Nice work! 👍 2d
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I wish we had a puzzle swap by us.. our puzzles get donated to the library and get sold in the friends of the library store (edited) 2d
tpixie DC puzzle swap? Marvel vs Washington?! 🤣 (edited) 2d
wanderinglynn @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage you should check with your library. It‘s my local library that‘s hosting the swap. 2d
rabbitprincess A puzzle swap sounds awesome! I like to do puzzles but feel like they‘re a one-time-use thing 😂 19h
wanderinglynn @rabbitprincess oh I have redone some puzzles. It‘s kind of like rereading a book—sometimes the second (or third) time, you see things you didn‘t notice before. 16h
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Same here, Jonathan. Same here. 😆

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4d
Hooked_on_books I would love to visit that shop! 4d
tpixie Lovely 🥰 2d
SarahDWriter which is not a bad thing? I've heard of people visiting Neverland in their minds and then writing a book about their dream in the waking state...entire beautiful fairytales in the minds of writers who love quiet and beautiful places. Writerss do have vivid imaginations isn't that why writers are different from others? 22h
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#wondrouswednesday

1. Travel, books, free time to explore all the things
2. Work, negativity, politics
3. Basically that I have done this thing called life on my own terms, despite others‘ “expectations” & no matter if some decisions weren‘t necessarily the best decisions. I‘ve learned a lot, had some amazing experiences, and met some awesome people along the way.

slategreyskies I love your answer to number 3. 💕 5d
Eggs 🩷🩷# 3 💕💕 5d
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ YES to number 3!!! 5d
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Amor4Libros #3!! ❤️❤️ 5d
Susanita Yes! 5d
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Madam Secretary | Madeleine Albright
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#two4tuesday

1. I have 3 possible options: (a) Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe; (b) Well That Didn‘t Go As Planned; or (c) Traveling Purposefully in a Vague Direction

2. I‘m not sure how I‘d define a life “well-lived” but Madeline Albright has certainly had an interesting life.

TheSpineView Love you 1st choice of titles. Thanks for playing 6d
AmyG Can I use title 1 and 2? 😳 6d
wanderinglynn @AmyG absolutely! 😆 6d
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Gissy #1☺️ 6d
Read4life Those are GREAT titles. 💙💙💙 5d
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#motivationalmonday

1. Work, interview, read, finish the puzzle I started this weekend
2. My building‘s courtyard & some of Connecticut Ave
3. Washington D.C. – warm with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon

Cupcake12 Great answers. Thanks for joining in. Have a great week x 7d
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The Art of Ritual | Sydney Barbara Metrick
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Christine! Thank you so much for this lovely Ostara package. 🩷🌷🪻🌻

So sorry I‘m late in posting. I opened it, took a photo, have been reading through the book, & forgot to post this.

#travelingstars #travelingstars2024

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#5JoysFriday

💛 I got the call about a second interview
🌻 I found a book I‘ve been wanting at a free library
⭐️ I started spring cleaning & have a nice stack of things to giveaway & more room/better organization
🔆 I reorganized my puzzle closet & updated my puzzle spreadsheet
💛 after weeks of being in a reading slump & only listening to audiobooks, I‘ve actually finished a couple of physical books.

Happy Friday! 🌻

TheBookHippie 💛💛💛💛 1w
DebinHawaii A wonderful joyful list! Finding a book you want at a LFL is the best feeling! 💛 Good luck on the job interview.🍀 Thank you for joining in! 💛 1w
Susanita Reorganization! 👏🏻😀 1w
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wanderinglynn @Susanita yes! It‘s long overdue and is making the space feel better. 1w
Texreader I love that you have a puzzle spreadsheet!! 1w
wanderinglynn @Texreader I have to! 😆 otherwise I forget what I have and what puzzles I‘ve done. If you saw on IG, I recently had dupe puzzles because I didn‘t check the sheet! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1w
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🎉 Congrats @BkClubCare 🎉

Send your mailing to: lynn@wanderinglynn.com
and I‘ll get this in the mail to you!

Thank you to everyone who entered my #RuGiveaway

Meshell1313 Congrats! 🎉 👏🏻 1w
Deblovestoread Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 @BkClubCare 1w
BkClubCare 🤩 😮 🤯 WOW! 1w
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#wondrouswednesday

1. 🍞🪄🤺
2. Strike the Zither by Joan He. I‘ve been waiting to read it until the sequel, Sound the Gong, comes out next month.
3. Oh so many! But Martha Wells is one. Love her Murderbot series!

Eggs Thank you for playing 🙏🏻❤️📚 (edited) 2w
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There‘s still time to enter my #RuGiveaway! Enter by 8 pm EDT Thursday!

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#motivationalmonday

1. As few as possible 😆
2. Depends on the day—coffee (in the mornings), sparkling water, tea, or sometimes an adult beverage.
3. Magnetic bookmark
4. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m currently between reads & rather indecisive as I stare at my TBR bookcase

Cupcake12 I have the same issue (no.4) 🤣 Thanks for joining in x 2w
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I listened to the audio version & I‘m totally in love with Vaughn. And I‘m not even a hockey fan! 😆

@mcctrish @Sargar114 I haven‘t done the wildflowers yet, but I did the mini succulents! 🌵

Julsmarshall So cute! 2w
mcctrish Ooo I do have this set waiting in the wings ❤️❤️❤️ they are even cuter than I thought 2w
wanderinglynn @mcctrish they are super cute! And they look great on my bookcase. 2w
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AmyG Omg I want this. 2w
julesG The succulents are so cute! 2w
wanderinglynn @AmyG they are super fun to out together 🌵 2w
Sargar114 Ooooh these are super cute!!! 2w
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Just for the Summer | Abby Jimenez
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All.the.feels! 5⭐️

If you can‘t tell, I‘m a huge AJ fan. And Abby Jimenez will always be a pre-order, auto-buy author for me.

When it arrived on Thursday, I started reading it immediately & didn't get up again until I hit the last word on the last page. Emma and Justin might have edged out Sloan and Jason as my favorite.

On top of the amazing story, all the cameos! It's like a beautiful synergy of Abby-world, a place I wish I could live.

DebinHawaii Ahh! I can‘t wait for my #BOTM to arrive with this one! I 💛 her books so much! 2w
Julsmarshall I loved this one too. And I‘ll get to meet her next week! It will be in a professional situation so I‘m going to have to try to stay chill. It is going to be hard! 2w
wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii enjoy! It‘s a beautiful story. 2w
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wanderinglynn @Julsmarshall that‘s so awesome! 2w
DebinHawaii @Julsmarshall That‘s very cool! I saw a TikTok from her where someone in an airport was carrying her book & she was crying (Abby) because she was so happy. She seems like a neat person. 2w
wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii I‘d love to visit her bakery, Nadia Cakes. 2w
DebinHawaii @wanderinglynn Me too!🧁😋 2w
Zuhkeeyah I love her books too! My friend has the ARC for this one and I've been asking her to please read faster so I can borrow it 😅 2w
Laughterhp I read 80 pages last night of this one! I‘m hoping to be able to just read it all day today! 2w
wanderinglynn @Zuhkeeyah I hope you get to read it soon! 2w
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#RuGiveaway 🎉

I have 2 copies! I got one for going to his book tour & the second from his book club. So I‘m giving away the second brand new hardback!

To enter, simply comment below.

For a second entry, share this post & tag me!

Open internationally.

Giveaway closes at 8pm EDT on Thursday, April 11.

shortsarahrose So cool! 2w
ElizaMarie Have you read it yet? Its on my unofficial TBR :) 2w
wanderinglynn @ElizaMarie I‘m about 1/2 through. I find it really interesting and insightful. 2w
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ElizaMarie @wanderinglynn I am a huge fan of #DragRace ;) My baby boy, JuJuB is named after her. (watching that season when I got him). 2w
marleed Oh I listened to the audio and it was great. What I‘m left with is how important it is for Ru Paul to surround himself with kindness. Imagine if everyone was motivated by kindness. 2w
wanderinglynn @marleed the world would be a much better place. 2w
Deblovestoread Would love to read this one! Thanks for the opportunity 🥰 2w
TheKidUpstairs I'm so intrigued by this one! I keep seeing it on "best of the year so far" lists ? 2w
BkClubCare I would love to read this 😍 2w
Meshell1313 Ooh so fun and generous! This has been on my wishlist for awhile! Thanks for the chance! 2w
PageShifter This looks interesting 🧐 2w
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If RuPaul‘s book tour comes near you, I highly recommend going. What an amazing, fabulous, & inspiring evening.

Prairiegirl_reading I LOVE Rupaul!! I wish he were coming anywhere near me. Have already listened to the book and wish there was more!!! 1mo
wanderinglynn @Prairiegirl_reading I‘m definitely going to listen to the audio version. I might to an audio read. 1mo
ShananigansReads So jelly you got to go. I just checked out the audiobook this morning. Can‘t wait to finish my current read so I can listen. 1mo
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One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey | Sam Keith, Richard L. Proenneke
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Christine, thank you for the hot chocolate! I love raspberry 😋

Jill - I‘ll try to get the tagged to you by early next week.

#lmpbc

Bookwormjillk Thanks, no rush! 2mo
TheBookHippie Sorry so late!!! 😵‍💫 I‘m so glad you like raspberry!! I love it too! 2mo
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#wondrouswednesday

1. I have an entire dance playlist because I always dance like no one‘s watching. 💃🏼🕺🏼

2. Excellent question. I‘m thinking a sailboat because I have a top 5 list places to live but it changes sometimes when I visit somewhere new.

3. Depends on the day and the need. But anything from buying myself a little something (like a new book) to main/pedis and massages.

Andrea4 Oooh, I also have a “just dance“ playlist! What are your top songs for that? 2mo
wanderinglynn @Andrea4 😆 it‘s kind of random. A lot of Disney songs, Feel So Close (Calvin Harris), Can‘t Stop the Feeling (JT, from the Trolls movie), Safe & Sound (Capital Cities), Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes), Roar (Katy Perry), Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper), Mr Brightside (the Killers), and also a bunch of 80s music & club music. What about your playlist? 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in! 2mo
Andrea4 @wanderinglynn I'm equally as random- love that we have some crossovers! I have a lot of Marianna's Trench, lots of rave-like remixes, Latinx (who can resist Gasolina?), Mamma Mia soundtrack...one of my ultimate favourites though is I wanna Dance with Somebody! 2mo
wanderinglynn @Andrea4 Mamma Mia yes! 🙌🏻 Sounds like an awesome playlist! 🎶💃🏼🕺🏼 2mo
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#sundayfunday

I have a few tattoos but I just got my bookish one last summer and I plan to add to it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 📚 3mo
Gissy 😍👌 3mo
BookmarkTavern Oh so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! 3mo
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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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Thank you Chrissy 😘 This was a lovely surprise! I especially love the Capricorn Bowl. ♑️💜

LeahBergen I loved The Daughter of Time! 3mo
wanderinglynn @LeahBergen good to know! 😀 3mo
rubyslippersreads The Daughter of Time is one of my favorites too. That‘s a great cover. 3mo
Chrissyreadit I love all three of these. Happy Belated Birthday 🎉😘🎉 3mo
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Litsy Friends, how are you? 💜

#letscheckin

TieDyeDude Doing alright. How are you? 3mo
ShananigansReads Mentally fantastic, physically drained. Looking forward to a semi restful weekend. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Up and down but Litsy makes it better. How are you doing? 3mo
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Ruthiella It‘s hump day! Doing OK. 3mo
wanderinglynn @TieDyeDude happy to hear that. 💚 I‘m hanging in there. 3mo
wanderinglynn @ShananigansReads hoping you have a thoroughly restful weekend. 💚 3mo
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen hope your ups are more than the downs. 💚 And Litsy does make it better. 3mo
wanderinglynn @Ruthiella it is hump day! Glad you‘re doing okay. 💚 3mo
BooksNBowls Eh, I feel meh. Things aren‘t bad but they aren‘t great either lol. I hope you are doing good!! ❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn @BooksNBowls I feel you on the meh. I hope things start going toward great for you. 💚 3mo
BookmarkTavern Good news! The beginning of my weekend! Bad news! The nibling is down with some kind of stomach bug! 😅 3mo
wanderinglynn @BookmarkTavern yay for weekends! Boo for illness! Hope you feel better soon. 💚 3mo
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#motivationalmonday

1. My main plan is to just try to survive it.

2. Tagged

3. Curious & wandering

Thanks for the tag @Texreader 😀
Who else wants to play? Consider yourself tagged!

Cupcake12 Hope you have a good week. Love those two words to describe yourself. Take care x 3mo
Ruthiella That‘s my strategy for pretty much every week! 😆😭 3mo
wanderinglynn @Ruthiella 🙌🏻 for those of us just trying to get through the week. 😆 3mo
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Every Time a Bell Rings | Carmel Harrington
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@Bookwormjillk this will be on its way to you tomorrow!

#LMPBC

TheBookHippie I‘m sending mine tomorrow or Tuesday! 🙃 3mo
Bookwormjillk That‘s so pretty 😍 @suvata I sent one your way yesterday 🤞 3mo
suvata @Bookwormjillk Cool! Thanks for the heads up. 3mo
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suvata @Bookwormjillk I received Winter Hours today. Thanks. 3mo
Bookwormjillk @suvata oh good! Thanks for letting me know! 3mo
Bookwormjillk @wanderinglynn got this today! 3mo
Bookwormjillk @suvata I mailed this to you today. Should be there on Monday. Thanks for hosting this fun event.

@wanderinglynn @thebookhippie it was great reading with you!

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suvata Yay 2mo
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Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics | Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
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#two4tuesday

1. What don‘t I daydream about?! 😂 travel, conversations, jobs, fictional worlds, places I‘d rather be at that moment, places to live, dream house, romance, forests, oceans, adventures, story ideas, memories, song lyrics — my brain is strange & mysterious and usually always somewhere else.

2. All of them.

TheSpineView Love to daydream too. Thanks for playing 3mo
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Making It So: A Memoir | Patrick Stewart
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#unpopularopinion

I tried, I really tried. I thought listening to the audiobook would be lovely since Patrick Stewart has a great speaking voice. However, I just found it tedious and cringy. I felt that it's read without any insight, without reflection, and without emotion. Needless to say, I was disappointed and couldn't push myself to finish it. Since it was due back at the library, I decided to just call it quits.

Caroline2 Oh that‘s disappointing 🫤 3mo
wanderinglynn @Caroline2 there are a ton of 4 & 5 star reviews. Mine is a minority opinion. 3mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 💜🩶💜 3mo
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RamsFan1963 I enjoyed it, but different strokes for different folks. Not every book is meant for every person. 3mo
wanderinglynn @RamsFan1963 I think I might have enjoyed it a bit more had I read a physical copy. 🤷🏼‍♀️ oh well, as you say, not every book. 3mo
TieDyeDude There are some celebrities whose work I enjoy immensely, but I'm just not interested in their life outside of the roles they chose. I don't imagine Mr. Stewart's life has been super unique. My favorite recent celeb bios on audiobook have been Danny Trejo (interesting life), Minnie Driver (unique format and fun stories), and Stanley Tucci (food-focused memoir was different). 3mo
wanderinglynn @TieDyeDude ooh, I bet Danny Trejo‘s bio is so interesting. And you‘re right. Stewart‘s life isn‘t that unique. 3mo
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Capricorn | WL Knightly
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Grazie mille! Thank you so much Christine for this unexpected gift! I love the journal & bookmark. And the Capricorn cards are so neat! 😘❤️♑️

AlaMich I like that constellation bookmark! 3mo
wanderinglynn @AlaMich isn‘t it cool? 3mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 3mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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#naturalitsy #midwintersolace

Such a tough choice! I have so many I‘d recommend but one of my more recent reads is the tagged. I absolutely loved this story. I listened to the audiobook & Michael Urie does a marvelous job narrating for Marcellus, the octopus. 🐙💜

AlaMich I really want to read this but I have a very low threshold for harm to animals. How does this rate in that respect? 3mo
wanderinglynn @AlaMich Marcellus lives in an aquarium — the book is set in the Pacific Northwest, so it‘s supposed to be an aquarium like the one in Seattle but it‘s not Seattle. He does escape, but it‘s on his own. No humans harm him. 3mo
AlaMich @wanderinglynn Sounds ok then…thank you! 3mo
DebinHawaii One of my favorite books! The audiobook was so good! 💙🐙 3mo
wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii I totally agree! 3mo
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#JoyousJanuary

How is it almost mid-January already? Luckily, this is a holiday weekend, so I have 3 days to read non-stop.

My goals include:
📖 finish this month‘s #LMPBC
📚 read my 2 current library books, one of which is an #AuldLangSpine read
📚 start Divine Rivals & maybe Starling House, both of which are #AuldLangSpine reads

Deblovestoread Right?!? I can‘t figure how so much of the month is gone already. Hold on tight folks, it‘s going to be a fast one. 😬 3mo
wanderinglynn @Deblovestoread as fast as 2023 went, I‘m sure 2024 will blow by! 🌬️ 3mo
Vansa What's #Auldlangspine?! 3mo
wanderinglynn @Vansa It‘s a new year event hosted by @monalyisha - it‘s an event you have to sign-up for because you‘re matched with someone. 3mo
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#wondrouswednesday

1. Yes, I have gotten into a reading slump. I normally reread a fave or two.

2. One of my faves is Neil Gaiman.

3. One of my faves is Martha Wells.

Eggs Thanks for playing along 💙🌟💙 3mo
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#two4tuesday

1. A beverage is not a must. In fact, if I get really into the story, I‘ll even forget to eat.

2. I just read book 1 & 2 of April Asher‘s Supernatural Singles series & had tea.

TheSpineView ❤️🫖📖 Thanks for playing 3mo
Briscribes 1. Not a “must”, but I certainly enjoy having one reading. 2. Had a splash of a nice peaty Scotch from the Isle of Islay as I read my way through the annotated edition of American Gods, my favorite novel. 3mo
wanderinglynn @Briscribes good choice on the beverage and the book! 🙌🏻 3mo
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Not Your Ex's Hexes | April Asher
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Loved it even a bit more than book 1 because who doesn‘t love a half-demon bad boy?

Thanks Mikala for introducing me to this author! I definitely have her on my radar now & am looking forward to Olly & Bax‘s story.

#AuldLangSpine

Laughterhp Yes! I liked this one more than book 1! But loved them both. 3mo
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Not the Witch You Wed | April Asher
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The second book is on my #AuldLangSpine list, and since both were on my TBR, I opted to start with this one. Luckily both library holds came at the same time.

I loved this super cute & fun second chance paranormal romance! 💘 Snappy dialogue, fun story, lots of spark & magic. Once I picked it up, I couldn‘t put it down.

Now onto Rose‘s story!

monalyisha Stacked! 3mo
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Mehso-so

Normally I love a good magical realism romance & there were things I did love about this story, but the MC Gemma was not one of them. This is clearly it‘s me not you. I think I‘ m too middle-aged to sympathize with 20-something Gemma. It didn't help that I wasn't crazy about the narrator. She had a weird cadence and pacing.

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Well, it‘s not the most upbeat winter book, but it is an important one because what will winter look like if it ends because of climate change?

#naturalitsy #midwintersolace

AllDebooks This sounds really good, in a similar vein to Nancy Campbell's 4mo
TheBookHippie Oh this looks good! 4mo
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Anne!!! I am overwhelmed! I was just looking at the tagged when shopping for your books & made a note that I needed to get it. I totally forgot I had it on my list. And the Ice & Arctic Dreams books—so looking forward to reading these. As an environmental attorney & environmentalist, both of these I‘m sure will be enlightening. 👇🏻

#naturalitsy #midwintersolaceswap

wanderinglynn And this tea infuser mug! 😍 it‘s gorgeous! My Friday evening plans include breaking in this mug while updating this awesome planner. I just got my 2024 yearly horoscope forecast from MoonOmens, so I‘m be using this planner to track all the important dates & events. 😘

Grazie mille! 😘
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AllDebooks Oh wow, beautiful 😍 4mo
tpixie How lovely 😊 4mo
MittenGirlPeach I‘m so glad you like everything! I decided on a little moon theme and when I saw the mug I just loved it. Your evening sounds wonderful. 4mo
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Amy, you are the bestest! Thank you! 💚🧩

AmyG Enjoy! This was a fun one. 4mo
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They‘re here Anne! Will be opening them shortly! 🎉💙

#naturalitsyswap #wintersolsticeswap

MittenGirlPeach YAYYYY! 4mo
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I‘m going to use #ReadAway2024 to help clean off my TBR bookcase (which is overflowing).

My goal is to read at least 78 books from my currently owned TBR, which is 1/2 of my annual reading goal.

DieAReader Awesome goal! Great to have you with us🎉 4mo
Andrew65 This is part of what I‘m doing this year too. That, and getting to my big Chunksters that I keep burying my head in the sand over. Best of luck, I‘m aiming to get 80 off my bookshelves. 4mo
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#two4tuesday on Thursday because I‘m already behind in the New Year 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

1. I set my yearly reading goal at 156 (3 books per week) & 50,000 pages. I intend to read #offmyshelf. I‘ve got to get a handle on the chaos that is my bookshelves.

2. I‘ll probably pop in & out of some challenges, like #naturalitsy but I‘m taking it easy on reading challenges this year.

TheSpineView No worries! You can play anytime. Good goals. I need to read my own shelves too. However, I can never stick to it. Good luck! 4mo
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The Seven Year Slip | Ashley Poston
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First #AuldLangSpine book & I absolutely adored it! I love the magical realism genre & this had just the perfect blend of magical realism, seamlessly integrated. Plus, I loved Clementine & Iwan‘s story.🧡

Thanks Mikala! The next one I plan to read is The Starling House.

Laughterhp So glad you liked this one!! 4mo
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Wait with Me | Amy Daws
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I finished the other 4 books in the Wait With Me series + hit my stretch goal of 200 books with an hour left (in EST) of 2023 🎉

Amy Daws writes some serious hot, vulnerable, sweet, & completely adorable heroes. My fave might be Max.

Here‘s to 2024! 🥳🎇🎆

#yearend #20in4

Mollyanna Woohoo! Nicely done. 🥳 4mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @Mollyanna ☺️ 4mo
eeclayton Congrats, and happy new year! 🎉 4mo
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Reggie Congrats! And Happy New Year! 4mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @eeclayton & Happy New Year! 🎆 4mo
wanderinglynn @Reggie thanks! And Happy New Year! 🎇 4mo
Gissy Congratulations 📚📚📚🥳🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏🎉 4mo
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Next In Line | Amy Daws
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My rating is completely because I disliked Maggie. Not even the great narration of Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton could save this one.

I love a good BFF-sibling trope, but I could not like Maggie. She is too selfish, too self-centered, and too immature & Sam should run the other way.

On top of all that, there are far too many fishing puns, analogies, & metaphors, including the chapter headings.

Book 3 #yearend #20in4

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Witch King | Martha Wells
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Martha Wells quickly became an auto-buy author with the Murderbot series. So I of course had to have her stand alone fantasy book. 5 stars! But . . . (1) I wish I could read it again for the first time, and (2) I wish there were more books in this world—I would read them all!

Book 2 for #yearend #20in4

Ruthiella I definitely want to try her fantasy work. I‘ve only read The Murderbot Diaries so far, but absolutely love them! Stacking! 4mo
RamsFan1963 @wanderinglynn @Ruthiella I've read 3 of Martha Wells fantasy novels, The Death of the Necromancer, City of Bones and The Element of Fire. IMHO they're all excellent. 4mo
wanderinglynn @RamsFan1963 she is a master storyteller 4mo
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Storyteller: 100 Poem Letters | Morgan Harper Nichols
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It was such a tough choice to pick just one of my many beloved poetry books to post for #naturalitsy #midwintersolace #fridaynightshare

But I went with Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols because I loved that she wrote poem letters. And the first one is a poem letter “For the Year”, which seems appropriate for this weekend.

IndoorDame I love poem letters! 4mo
gossamerchild That one hit me in all the feels. Thank you for sharing it, that is lovely and so encouraging. 4mo
DebinHawaii Beautiful! 💛 4mo
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wanderinglynn @IndoorDame me too! 💚 4mo
wanderinglynn @gossamerchild oh, I‘m so glad to hear that! 🤍 4mo
AllDebooks 'The mountains and valleys that got you here' 🥹🩵❄️🩵 4mo
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Snowed In | Catherine Walsh
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Another soft pick. Like the first book, I didn‘t find it “completely hilarious”. And while I mostly liked it, I didn‘t love it. It too is missing something. I never felt the chemistry between them, and there were a couple other issues too that make this, like the first book, a 3 star read.

Book 1 for #yearend #20in4

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#YearEnd #20in4

I‘m only 4 books away from 200 for the year, and so my goal is to finish 4 by 11:59 on 12/31. I‘m 2/3 of the way through Witch King, so that will be the first. Then I‘ll start with my #AuldLangSpine books on 1/1.

Andrew65 Best of luck, you can do it! 🙌👏👏👏😁 4mo
TheBookgeekFrau Good luck!!! 🍀I'm rooting for ya 🤞🏼📣 4mo
jewright That‘s a lot of books! 4mo
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A soft pick. I didn‘t find it totally hilarious and while I liked it, I didn‘t love it. I thought it lacked something. I‘m normally all for a good friends to lovers trope, but this one didn‘t make me feel it. Andrew wasn‘t well fleshed out. There were a couple other issues too that makes this a 3 star read.

julesG It's not totally hilarious, true. I read the second book first, which might have influenced my rating. Also, reading it after a (totally un-hilarious) romance set in the US that was leaning too much on the small town Christmas experience. 4mo
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#wondrouswednesday

1. Yes! My 2023 goals were: for GR, 156 books (3 per week) & for SG, 48,000 pages (although I‘m not sure how it calculates audiobooks & I know SG doesn‘t count DNFs whereas GR does). As of today, I‘m at 194 (w/DNFs) / 182 (w/o DNFs) & 50,580 pages.

2. No 5⭐️ reads for December unless I finish Witch King—it‘s definitely a 5 star read.

3. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Ruthiella Nice work! 156 books! 👏👏👏 (edited) 4mo
Eggs Great goals and accomplishments 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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