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Reading Rainbow Readers: Friendship Stories You Can Share | Chronicle Books
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Collects five short stories for children about the importance and rewards of friendship.
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Future books from LeVar Burton!! Someone sign me up for these 2026 and 2028 pubs - especially the inspirational memoir 😍

Smrloomis Oh also in case anyone‘s interested this came from Book Riot‘s Today in Books substack: https://todayinbooks.substack.com/ 4mo
vivastory Def will be reading the memoir 4mo
vlwelser I misread this and was questioning how he got a Women's prize nom. Someone needs a nap. 4mo
Smrloomis @vivastory I know, right?!! 4mo
Smrloomis @vlwelser ha ha I love that 😂😂😂 4mo
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😂😂 LeVar Burton is a national treasure.

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It‘s time to get ready for Septembers Bookspin hosted by @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the repost!! 2y
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For Instant Happiness, Grab a Book and Head Outside

“This summer, The New York Times sent photographers to beaches, parks, courtyards and cafes across the country to document our intrepid tradition of enjoying words and nature at the same time. Their pictures are a reminder of the magnificence and magic of this combination.”

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I just love the library so much!

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When they ask me why I‘m not doing and work today this is how I‘ll explain. Lol

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Instead of catching up on reviews 😬, I‘m taking an awkward, headless #selfie of my newest #bookishtee. 📖🌈🤩

Scochrane26 I need that! I loved Reading Rainbow. 3y
DinoMom This is an awesome shirt. I need to get myself one 3y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 @DinoMom Here‘s the link if y‘all want to check it out: https://www.homage.com/search?q=reading%20rainbow It‘s really soft! (edited) 3y
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DinoMom Thanks!!! 3y
britt_brooke @DinoMom Sure thing! 🤗 3y
AmyG Love it! 3y
britt_brooke @AmyG Thank you! 🤗 3y
Blaire Love it!! 3y
Blaire I just bought it...thanks for sharing the link. 3y
wanderinglynn Love it! ❤️📖🌈 3y
britt_brooke @Blaire Yay! 🤗🤗 It‘s my new favorite. So comfortable + awesome! 3y
BooksCoffeeNurse Awesome! Love it! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
vivastory Love it! Jeopardy needs to let Burton host!! (edited) 3y
MsMelissa Love it! And now I have the theme song running through my head 😂 3y
Leftcoastzen So cool ! 3y
ShelleyBooksie So cool! 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory Yes!! He would be so perfect. I mean, replacing Trebek is an impossible feat, but I can‘t think of a better option. 3y
britt_brooke @MsMelissa It‘s been in my head ALL DAY. 🦋📖🌈 3y
Megabooks Love it!! 🌈📚 3y
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks! 🤗 It‘s my new favorite! 3y
Cathythoughts Fab T shirt 🌈❤️ 3y
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Used to be Reading Rainbow but now more of a Tight Squeeze 👀

Blueberry I would like to be Mr. Plum in the library with a candlestick but I am really the tight squeeze. 3y
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Oooh I want to take advantage of this and I don‘t have any kids!

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Karisa LeVar Burton for president! Love that guy! 5y
Scochrane26 I grew up watching Reading Rainbow in school. Sometimes I listen to his podcast. Love him! 5y
Samplergal I‘ll drink to that! 5y
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readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5y
Suet624 Good for him for speaking up about this 5y
LibrarianRyan amen! 5y
StephanieGeiser I couldn‘t love this quote any more! 💕 5y
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Also missing Levar today too 😭

Reign_5.0 I use to love Reading Rainbow, and Wishbone.. 5y
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Liatrek One of my favorite Community episodes 🤣 5y
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Loving my new shirt!! (Ordered from Teepublic... they have so many cool designs! And can get in shirt, mug, or sticker form)

GloVerdino I want one! 5y
Tera0707 @GloVerdino I was so excited when I saw it. My husband was like “cool! You should get it!” Didn‘t have to tell me twice lol. You should totally get one 😄 (edited) 5y
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#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro #rainbow One is YA and one is random.

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So cool!! I love LeVar!

wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
nelehelen Awww love that 5y
gradcat So cool! I love listening to him read on his podcast. ♥️ 5y
marleed Very cool! 5y
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I think LeVar would approve 🌈

#rainbowspines #jazzyjune

anored My daughter & I loved watching Reading Rainbow! 5y
jb72 He has a podcast where he reads adult short stories. 5y
Kaye I like his touch of grey hair 👨🏼‍🦳. Cute. 5y
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StayCurious My husband really liked your inclusion of LeVar lol. (edited) 5y
Hollie Pretty! I wish I was home with my books to make a rainbow spine pic! 5y
Eggs @anored @jb72 @Kaye @StayCurious @Hollie Thanks for commenting! My hubs and I were always mesmerized by Levar-we used to watch it with our kids👏🏻🌈🥰 5y
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I just wanted to share how much I love the Star Trek: TNG/Reading Rainbow crossover episode during TNG month. This link is bloopers from the season one episode Symbiosis, which is actually about drug addiction. 🤷🏻‍♀️


LeVar also showed how they made transporter beams (glitter in water) & some models from When the Bough Breaks in other parts of the RR episode.

Look for #StarTrekSummerJune prompts this weekend! 🖖🏻

Dragon Live long and prosper 🖖 5y
Megabooks @Dragon LLAP right back at you 🖖🏻 5y
Larkken Awesome. I was just feeling nostalgic for TNG 🖖🏻 5y
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Megabooks @Larkken I love TNG! 5y
tournevis I loved that crossover episode so much, I taped it back in the day. 5y
Megabooks @tournevis Me too! It was fantastic. I love behind-the-scenes stuff, bloopers, outtakes, etc. 5y
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My TBR jar (complete with a guardian ninja gnome) for the #24B4Monday #popjargame.

BeansPage Hahaha ❤️🖤❤️ the ninja gnome 5y
Andrew65 Love it! The jar is very secure! 😂 5y
tammysue Cute!!! 😂 5y
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My latest podcast obsession. It‘s also put several short story collections on my TBR


SoniaC I love it! 5y
melissajayne One of my favourite podcasts. Love how he goes through a breathing exercise before he starts the story. 5y
InLibrisVeritas I love this podcast! It really brings back that feeling of watching Reading Rainbow, but is like 10x more soothing. 5y
sheshedbooks It's good! This podcast introduced me to Lesley Nneka Arimah's short story collection. :D 5y
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Had a pretty dismal February. Just not in the mood. Currently reading the Belles. I‘m enjoying it but also annoyed by it. But I think I finally hit the part that will keep my attention.

britt_brooke I‘m impressed by the number of challenges you‘re doing! 5y
LibrarianRyan I bet I only actually finish 3 of them. 5y
MelissaSue81 So many challenges! 5y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📚💖 5y
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1. Two grey kitties ash and Goku yes my husband loves anime
2. Reading with a side of reading
3. Singing, listening to music
4. Colorado, New York and kansas (my bestie is there)
5. What would do if you won the lotto? Get a bigger home so I could build a library and a recording studio and get take out all day plus share with friends and family
@howjessreads #fryayintro

SW-T LOL! I like your weekend plans 😉 5y
wanderinglynn If I won the lotto, I‘d pay off my law school loans. 5y
Stephaniereads1 They are my normal plans! 5y
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Stephaniereads1 That is smart. I paid my loans off awhile ago thank god. 5y
SconsinBookyBadger “Reading with a side of reading” I love that comment 😄 5y
JacqMac I‘d buy a house, too. And it would be half library. With a ladder. 5y
Stephaniereads1 I read a lot! 5y
Stephaniereads1 I have always wanted a ladder! 5y
madamereadsalot1 I would pay off my debts, they're not much by most people's standards. And give my kids, my parents, and my sister some money. Then I'd invest a chunk, save a chunk, and travel as much as I could. Also, get all the tattoos I want 5y
Stephaniereads1 I would definitely pay my debts first. I don‘t want a giant house. I just need a space for a library and recording area! What would be your next tattoo? 5y
Lauram I know 2 people that won the lottery and 1 person that won a million on a scratch off ticket. It would be so great to win! 5y
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Some of my earliest and fondest memories of reading are from this show. Now I can't sleep and have the theme song stuck in my head.

Aloisi_tribe Have you listened to Levar Burton‘s podcast? It‘s like an adult version of Reading Rainbow. 5y
dariazeoli Yes! LeVar Burton is a huge reason I‘m a bookworm 5y
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mjester @Aloisi_tribe I haven't heard the podcast but I'm excited just knowing it's out there. 😯 5y
mjester @dariazeoli Me too! Happy Friday. 5y
MStew "I can do anything ..its in a book so take a look reading rainbow..""?????? loved this show as a kid!!! 5y
mjester @meghan2714 And just like that, I have the song in my head again. 😄 I don't mind though, that's a rocking song. I loved that show too. I remember skipping school so I could catch the book reviews. 🤫 They seemed more important somehow... 5y
MStew @mjester the book reviews were the best lol I always checked them out at library after wacthing 5y
mjester @meghan2714 Me too, such a trusted source. 😀 5y
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My niece was a huge Reading Rainbow fan. I was listening to a podcast and heard LeVar mention Skybrary so called to tell my niece about it. Guess who‘s ear got screamed in? 🤔 She‘s already created an account for her boys.


#readingrainbow #levarburton #skybrary

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LAST ROUND of books today !All 127 kids I read with got 3 books each & box to a third grade for them to pick too.I found a way of explaining that they get to keep them forever, the books..I ask them if they know about adopting pets from the rescue or pound. Then I explain that I've rescued and fixed up these books so they can give them new homes . This works beautifully and they are so very excited to give the book a new home and take care of it!!

Tamra Sweet! 5y
AmyG You are a book angel to these children. ❤️ (edited) 5y
GingerAntics Oh that‘s so sweet. That‘s the perfect way to explain it to them. 5y
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AlaMich That‘s lovely!! 5y
RJHowe Great idea. Well done! 5y
hermyknee I just wanted to say thank you for the holiday card you sent me!! ♥️♥️♥️ 5y
TheBookHippie @hermyknee yay!!!! My mail is horrifically sloooooowwww 5y
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One of my little kinders 💗📖📚 this time of year my ESL kiddos start using more English 🙌🏻 it's so exciting

GingerAntics Aw she‘s so cute!!! 6y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics There are 26 of them and they're all so cute!!!! My Tuesdays are always fun. I wore my hair different so they asked who made me take a bath🤣🤣🤣🤣and who did that to you ?!?! Bahaha honesty at its best. Along with oh you match today I think I'm doing okay 😳 6y
GingerAntics Oh my god you gotta love kids!!! I swear little kids are the best!!! Love how they associate hair looking different to having to take baths. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 I can‘t even with them. Clearly you have had a great day!!! 6y
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Love this !!

LoverofLit So much love for this! 6y
Crazeedi Truth esp #4 6y
Julies_Bookshelf_Adventures Love this so much!! 6y
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Holy Cow! How did I just discover this! He‘s amazing, but you don‘t have to take my word for it (I couldn‘t resist!). Anyone else listening?

Nute I love listening to LeVar Burton‘s voice. Your absolutely correct...he is amazing!!!😉 6y
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Happy #NationalReadABookDay Littens! 📚📚📚

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So if this is on Goodreads I can count it as an #audioread, right? LeVar Burton can totally add to my read shelf!

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When your sister decides to text you the reading rainbow theme song 🌈😅📚

IheartYA The creator of the show was a patient of mine a few years ago. I thought that was so cool. 6y
MatchlessMarie @IheartYA That is so cool! 6y
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We haven‘t had any rain, but we got a rainbow! My husband said “If you follow it to the end there‘s a Little Free Library.” 😂

Aimeesue 😂😂😂 6y
ReadZenRites Ohhh, what a great image! 😊💕 6y
saresmoore Haha! Hooray for husbands who get it! 6y
SilversReviews That would be fun to find a Little Free Library....lovely rainbow photo...thanks for sharing. 6y
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Everyone always knows I‘m in for a readathon! #8intwo

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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

Elisa Hahahahaha I definitely feel like doing that when I love a book but I am usually able to reign it in 😅😅 6y
Reggie Lolololol 6y
Cathythoughts Oh dear... 😂. 😳that could be me (edited) 6y
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SarahPolaris Or I‘ll twist every single conversation into something about the plot 😅😂 6y
RohitSawant 😂😂 6y
Craftylikefox 😂😂 6y
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So I think I'm going to do this, or at least try. I do work this weekend and tomorrow I also have book club, so I'm going to count my time today (which means 4 days not 3 but I'll be in bed long before midnight). Let's get reading!

#13InThree @Samplergal

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#Butterfly #QuotsyMay18 @TK-421

TK-421 ❤️ 6y
Bradleygirl Aw I can hear it in my head 🦋 6y
RaimeyGallant Singing along! 6y
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rather_be_reading love him 6y
JoyNorstrom Lol! Yes that song is like riding a bike. You never forget ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Crystalblu I can do anything!!! 6y
SassyBookworm My FAVORITE show as a kid!! Now I‘m singing the song!!! Love it!!! 6y
LiterRohde Ear worm! 6y
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Between packing and looking for a new apartment, and then just being dead tired, I haven't really read yet this weekend. But I have been catching up on some episodes of the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. (Loved "Unassigned Territory" by Stephanie Powell Watts.) As an old Reading Rainbow fan, I get a little choked up when he signs off with "I'll see you next time. But you don't have to take my word for it." ??

Tamra Great story by Watts. I have that collection TBR. 😁 6y
GondorGirl This picture makes my nerdy little heart happy! 6y
kalinichta @Tamra I'm thinking I need to add it to my TBRs, too. 6y
kalinichta @GondorGirl What could be better than Geordie LaForge reading to NDT? It's like the apogee of a particular subset of nerddom. 6y
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Ok Last post for now 😁😁. Thanks for the tag @Jess7 ! 😘
1. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
2. Harry Potter. Can you believe it?!
3. City of Saints and Madmen (Vandermeer)
4. Litsy and LibraryThing (ROOTs group)
5. Robert Jackson Bennett (author); Carlos Ruiz Zafon (author); Night Film; The Fold; Slade House; Bone Gap; Tearling series; Jonas Karlsson (author)

🌈 #RecommendationRainbow

I will tag:

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Just gonna leave this here... 🤓

mrozzz 🤓😎😏 6y
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It's possible that I'm late to the party on this one, but is anyone else listening to the LeVar Burton Reads podcast? His voice is so soothing that I don't even really care what kind of short story he's reading to me.

MuddyPuddle Wow, thanks for this info – I just signed up for his podcast 6y
Eggs ❤️Levar 6y
Lyn-Mara So much love for this man! ❤️ 6y
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TricksyTails Love this podcast! 6y
Karkar I love this podcast! He could read the phone book to me and I would listen! He has the best voice!! 6y
mabell I keep forgetting to look into it! Thanks for the reminder! 6y
Tamra It‘s wonderful and I really enjoy his ruminating over the stories at the end. I recently listened to him read a Stephanie Watts story and I am puzzled bc I don‘t interpret the end the way he does. I‘ve listened like 3 times now! 6y
CaitlinR Thank you, thank you for posting this. Hadn‘t found the podcast and I love the stories! 6y
rather_be_reading did not know about this! brb 6y
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shendrix413 All. The. Time. ❤️😂 6y
Tjackson When I see that in classrooms, I say the student is differentiating for him/herself. Often the teaching is not engaging when I see this. Kudos to the kid reading. 6y
Tanzy13 same lol, I remember one time my teacher took my book cause I kept reading ahead of the class lol 😂📚 6y
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Sungirl79 Same here lol!! 6y
Jess7 Hahah 6y
bookishkai I spent most of junior high and high school reading under my desk while the teacher was writing un the chalkboard. 6y
Jaimelire I used to read with a flashlight under my blankets. And in school I would hide a book on my lap, just under my desk and read during class. 6y
Mariesen I never got in trouble for reading while at school. Maybe because I was so ahead that I usually got told to sit outside the classroom and read whatever I wanted 😂 6y
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Exciting Update! 💕 you Litsy and Friends!

rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 6y
Dragon 👍😀🎉 6y
Suelizbeth Way to go! 🎊🎊🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚❤️❤️ 6y
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tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 6y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊📚 6y
SassyBookworm Congratulations!!🍾🎉👏🏼 6y
Dolly 💥💥🎉🎉 6y
CrowCAH Woohoo congrats 🎉🎊 6y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🍾🎊🎉🎈 6y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 6y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉 6y
DGRachel Congrats!🎉🎉🍾🎉🎉 6y
Jas16 📚🎉👏 6y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉 6y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 6y
Dr.Who_number10 Congratulations!🎈🎉 6y
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Lol. Between working this weekend and the nasty cold I got yesterday. This is all the reading I got done. Next time, I‘ll be sure to take some PTO and maybe get myself a nice hotel room with no distractions. #24in48 #readathon

GypsyKat Is that 29 hours??? (edited) 6y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
StephBengtson @GypsyKat @Eggs it‘s 29 minutes. 😂 6y
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GypsyKat @StephBengtson Oh haha! Well still, you participated and that definitely counts for something! 😆💗📚 6y
drokka 🙌 6y
Listener15 🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾 6y
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2)Bookmark, usually. But if I don‘t have one I will use scrap paper. I will never bend pages! 😱
3)I can just stop.
4)Yes. Very often, I have a cup of tea while I read. I like popcorn as a reading snack.
5)Not unless my husband is watching something while I read.
6)One at a time. Or one on audio and one print.
10)I try to keep them looking nice.
11)Very rarely.
12) @MaleficentBookDragon 🐲

SilversReviews I would NEVER bend the pages either. (edited) 6y
PenguinInFlight @SilversReviews it makes me cringe! 6y
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My TBR shelf is looking thinner than I‘ve seen it in a while. I don‘t know whether to be proud that I‘ve been reading more and buying less or frustrated that I haven‘t read more.
My reading goal for the year is an average of two books a month including four that are more than 500 pages.
#goals #tbr #shelfie

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Happy New Year! 🎆 Have you set your Goodreads Challenge up yet? Are we friends on Goodreads? If not, let‘s fix that! Click my link above and friend me! #goodreads #goodreadschallenge

Maike I just sent you a a friend request 😉 it‘s really weird that Goodreads tells me that 13 challenged are finished already 😅 6y
Izai.Amorim Happy New Year! 6y
Clevercactus @Maike Thank you!! Yeah, I saw that about completing the challenge already. I guess if you set one book as a goal and you read a picture book....I suppose it‘s called ‘setting the bar low‘. 6y
Clevercactus @Izai.Amorim Happy New Year! 🎊🎆🎈 May all your reading be enjoyable in 2018!! 6y
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I found it! I met my goal for the goodreads challenge, time to try for 75!

rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 6y
Andrew65 Well done, and good luck in shooting for 75! 🎉🎊👏 6y
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Loving the tee I got for Christmas!

Ashley85 I need that! 👍🏾 6y
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