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Caterina

Caterina

Joined August 2016

She/her. 25 year old Master of Divinity student in Berkeley just trying to figure life out while reading as many books as possible
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Managed to squeeze a quick #audiorun in on the treadmill this morning! My second-to-last week of the semester has begun, and I am drowning in coursework/dreaming of break. So very ready to be done with this semester! 🤪

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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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I'm combining my #BookReport and #WeeklyForecast:

This week I finished Laudato Si as planned and made progress on both Lab Girl and The Amber Spyglass. Even though #NFNov is ending, I will proceed as planned with Priestdaddy after I (hopefully) finish both Lab Girl and The Amber Spyglass this coming week! 😊

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Cinfhen I wish every month was #NF themed!!!! I find as I get older fiction novels don‘t satisfy the way NF does (at least for me) 6d
Caterina @Cinfhen I adore most genres, particularly gorgeous literary fiction - but since I'm reading so much NF for my Master's right now, I find that I mostly only want to read memoirs and no other NF on top of my assigned books! I need that fiction break 😂🙈 6d
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Another long day of studying with a quick #audiorun! Ran on a treadmill mostly to make sure I didn't get over enthusiastic and run too fast. 😂 I have a race in two days so I don't want to use up all my energy! This audiobook, written and read by Hope Jahren, is such good company for runs. I feel like I know her and Bill and am invested in their lives. As a side note, it's going to rain in the Bay Area today! 😄🌧️ #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Emilymdxn Do you live in the Bay Area?? Do you mind me asking where? I‘m so obsessed with that part of the world lol 1w
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Caterina @Emilymdxn Yes! I just moved to Berkeley in August to start seminary. Living here's been everything I hoped it would be! 😊 If you make it all the way out here to this piece of the world while I'm living here, let me know! I have an air mattress + kind of know the area. 😊 1w
Emilymdxn @caterina incredible! I got to visit once when I was sixteen and loved it so much. I may be going to LA next year and I‘d love to make it into a bigger California trip but it will be very budget dependent lol 1w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Enjoyed a midmorning #audiorun today and several hours of reading and other schoolwork at home and at the library. No class this week because my professors are at the SBL/AAR conference! It's giving me the much needed time to work on my final round of projects, papers, and presentations due before the end of the semester. So nice to spend a few minutes running with Hope Jahren in the sunshine as a break. 😊 #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Emilymdxn Your life always sounds so fascinating! 2w
Clwojick 1 pt. 1w
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Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home | Pope Francis, Catholic Church
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Finished Laudato Si while doing some #audiostitching! I'm at 9.5 hours for the #24B4Monday #readathon, and it's 10:45 pm, so I might as well call it ~10 hours total. I finished 2 books, A Lost Lady and Laudato Si, (I'll post reviews tomorrow), despite a very busy weekend and not much reading time! 😊 Now I'm going to do a little more seminary reading before going to bed! #NFNov @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Clwojick @rsteve388

Andrew65 That‘s fantastic, especially with a busy weekend. Well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏😊🍾🥂😍🥳🎈 2w
Crazeedi Pretty cross stitch!!!💞 2w
jb72 Cool cross stitch. I have a Cheshire Cat I‘m working on. Great job on the readathon! 2w
Clwojick Looks great! 1 pt. 1w
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After a friend mentioned gift economies today, I bumped into this article from the Atlantic. #TIL that the idea of a barter economy that preceded the invention of currency is basically a myth, and that gift economies and other kinds of communist/socialist economies were probably very common! Love what this means about human nature. 😊 #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/02/barter-society-myth/471051/

Emilymdxn That makes me very happy! 2w
Clwojick 9pt 1w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen
I'll finish Laudato Si, keep working on Lab Girl, and start Priestdaddy if I finish Lab Girl (thank you @Emilymdxn and @DimeryRene for voting for it!). My hold on The Amber Spyglass, which I started but couldn't finish before it returned several weeks ago, came back in, so I will be breaking with the #NFNov theme a bit to spend some time with it! Loving #NFNov's motivation to work on my NF TBR! 😊 @Clwojick @rsteve388

Emilymdxn Wooo! Excited to see what you think of priestdaddy I really wanna read it. 2w
Cinfhen I find I‘m enjoying NF more than fiction 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
Clwojick 1pt 1w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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#24B4Monday #readathon update: I did very little reading today, because I was at a housing justice rally and march all day (which was great, so thankful to be there!) and then a multifaith Thanksgiving all evening (also great, also so thankful!). #TIL in Oakland there are 4 vacant housing units per every 1 houseless person, 25% of whom are children.

Now I'm going to settle down with this audiobook before bed! @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

xxjenadanxx What a wonderful reason not to read! 2w
Andrew65 Wow! What a powerful and productive day! 👏👏👏 2w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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#BookReport @Cinfhen
I finished Shelter, as anticipated, and started Lab Girl, which got the most votes for my next #NFNov read. I also started Laudato Si on audio for my Ethics class. I'm almost done with Willa Cather's A Lost Lady for the #catherbuddyread. And of course I've been doing lots of seminary reading! 😊 I'm loving Lab Girl, it's such a delight. 💕 @Clwojick @rsteve388

Cinfhen What app did u use for these graphics?? So streamlined/ I love it 2w
Caterina @Cinfhen Ohh I wish this was a fancy app! It's just Audible unfortunately. 2w
Cinfhen I didn‘t realize Audible breaks it down by week/day ~ that‘s cool (edited) 2w
Clwojick 1 pt 1w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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#Audiorun with Hope Jahren for company! (LOVE memoirs narrated by the author for runs, it feels like I have a friend with me 😊) My longest run ever! 🎉🏃‍♀️💪 I felt so great that I didn't want to stop running at 6! 😁

I'm only at 3 hours for the #24B4Monday #readathon so far, but I've had a busy day, so I feel good about it. I'm thinking my goal will be 12 hours! 👍 @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid
#NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Megabooks Great job!! 🥳🥳 2w
Andrew65 Fantastic and good luck with the Readathon. 👏👏👏 2w
jb72 Wow that‘s awesome! I‘m always in awe of runners. 🎉 2w
Clwojick 1 pt. 2w
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I'm going to join in on the #24B4Monday #readathon to the extent of my abilities! I have class, 2 study sessions, 2 marches/rallies (for housing), an interfaith Thanksgiving meal, worship, and a video call session with my family on my plate, but I'll definitely be doing some seminary-related reading too! And I'll be running and cooking, which will give me some #audiobook time. 😊 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

MrBook Wow! Busy times ahead! 😁 2w
Megabooks You‘re amazing balancing all that! 2w
Andrew65 Good luck, especially around such a busy time. 😊👍 2w
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Emilymdxn I‘m always so in awe of how full and fascinating your time is! Interfaith thanksgiving sounds absolutely wonderful - I‘ve only ever been to a thanksgiving dinner once but they can be really lovely. I hope you have a great weekend! 2w
jb72 So glad you are joining us! 2w
Caterina @MrBook @Megabooks @Andrew65 @jb72 Thanks y'all!! 😊💕 I love squeezing some reading into my busy life! I'm also not this busy every weekend. 😂 @Emilymdxn Awww thank you so much, dear! ❤️ I feel so blessed to be living this life. 😊 I'm so excited for the interfaith Thanksgiving opportunity!! (Also, I am similarly fascinated by your adventures!) 2w
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Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home | Pope Francis, Catholic Church
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Fun little #audiorun to break up an evening of reading. And for once, one of my required reads is available as an audiobook, and a free one at that! #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1 pt 2w
TimSpalding I love Pope Francis more than most, but—wow!—I found that some tedious reading. Perhaps it would go down smoother in audiobook form. What are you thinking so far? 2w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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@Crazeedi @Kaila-ann @rsteve388 Thanks for voting for Lab Girl! Today is a flare-up kind of day, so I've had plenty of time to start it, and I'm loving it so far! Giving me some Hidden Life of Trees vibes but also great female scientist from a Scandinavian family in Minnesota memoir vibes too. I had to speed up the author's narration a bit 😂, but now it's perfect! 👍 #NFNov #audiobook @Clwojick

Kaila-ann I‘m glad you‘re enjoying and I hope you feel better. Some of the science was a little over my head but overall it was an enjoyable read. 2w
Crazeedi It's a good read, i really enjoyed, glad you are too! 2w
rsteve388 1 pt 2w
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Finished up Shelter during an interval #audiorun on the treadmill right after I got back from class! I didn't really want to run after class, I wanted to sit in bed 😂, but I'm really glad I ran! I feel great! 👍🏃‍♀️💪🎉 This book really crept up on me, I actually enjoyed the ending and will be thinking about the characters for a while. It gets at least ⭐⭐⭐. If you haven't already, comment on my previous post with a vote for my next listen! ❤️😊

Emilymdxn Your motivation with the running is so impressive particularly when yo have classes! Well done! 2w
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen
This week I'm going to finish Shelter and then start one of these 5 books for #NFNov. Which one should it be?? Comment with a vote and whichever one gets the most votes will be my next listen! 😊
@Clwojick @rsteve388

Emilymdxn I‘ve been really wanting to read Priestdaddy so I‘ll vote for that one tho I haven‘t read it myself yet! 3w
DimeryRene Priestdaddy!! 😍 3w
Kaila-ann Lab Girl wasn‘t bad. It‘s the only one of those I‘ve read tho 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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Crazeedi I enjoyed lab girl 3w
rsteve388 I loved lab girl it was my first audiobook (that I finished all the way through) 1 pr 3w
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Finished this lecture series I've been listening to since August! Barnhart is an excellent lecturer, & I learned so much! I wish I had free time to sit at my laptop while listening and image search everything he's talking about, but alas, I've squeezed this in while running, cooking, etc. Excellent, thorough intro to pre-European contact civilizations of North America, with some particularly interesting lectures on his specialty, archaeoastronomy.

Caterina Here's a finish for #NFNov! @Clwojick @rsteve388 3w
Emilymdxn Sounds absolutely fascinating! I must read this 3w
rsteve388 6 pts 3w
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Final #BFC #BFCr4 Check-in! Can't believe we're done already! When's the next round?? 😁 I ran 4/4 times this week 🏃‍♀️💪 And finished my 9/9 books with the tagged #audiobook 📚🎧 It's been a good week and a good round! Thanks @wanderinglynn and my #RunningonReading team @BarbaraJean @Catlover23 @hermyknee ❤️🎉 #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 If we do a round 5, it‘ll probably be after the new year. I figure everyone will be too busy during the holidays. But if people want to do a round through the holidays, I‘m game. 3w
Caterina @wanderinglynn Thanks! 😊 Whatever works best for you works for me! I would do a round during the holidays if there was one (especially since I'm signed up for a 10K on December 21), or wait until the new year if that's when you do the next round! 👍 So appreciate all the work you do to make BFC so great ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
BarbaraJean Awesome!! You finished strong!! I‘m so glad to have been on a team with you again this round. 😊 3w
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Enjoyed a long #audiorun today down to Aquatic Park, around the loop there, and back! Such a gorgeous day, 59°F when I left my apartment, sunny, but also a little foggy. 💕🏃‍♀️💪 #BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading

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@MrBook My weekend tradition is now officially drinking tea (tonight it's purple mint tea), doing seminary readings, and eating madeleines. 😋😍❤️ #bookandtea #bookandsnack

MrBook Love it!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 I have my two coconut macaroons and Earl Grey with honey right now. ☺️ 3w
Clwojick I seen the cookies and immediately was like Hey! Caterina likes those cookies...Then I seen it was your post. Lol. I‘ve gotta see if I can find those in Canada. They look so tasty. 😍 (edited) 3w
Caterina @MrBook Yum!! That sounds perfect, enjoy!! 😍😊 3w
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Emilymdxn That‘s such a gorgeous tradition! I adore madeleines 3w
Caterina @Clwojick Haha I love that, books and tea and madeleines will now be my Litsy thing. 😂😂😂 They are so tasty! I hope you find some! ❤️ 3w
Caterina @Emilymdxn They're perfect! 😍❤️ 3w
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Evening #audiorun on the treadmill. Had a lot of fun doing a tempo workout! I'm not adoring this audiobook, but it's great for running. 👍🏃‍♀️ #BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading

cariashley 👏👏👏 3w
hermyknee Hooray!!! You know, I think I totally forgot to post my stats last week. But I‘ll do it today! You‘ve been killing this challenge! Congratulations! 3w
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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So nice to squeeze a quick #audiorun on the treadmill in before a long and busy day! 😊🏃‍♀️ #BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading

Emilymdxn Well done! 3w
Caterina @Emilymdxn Thanks! 😊 3w
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Current #audiobook. (Got some #migraineandaudiobook listening time in yesterday.) So far I'm finding the characters very unlikeable and the book feels kind of flat overall? But I really want to love it. Have you read it? What did you think?

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It's not a Sunday, but it feels like #SockSunday anyway! Wednesdays we have community events and worship, but no classes. It's a breath of fresh air in the middle of the week. 💕 (These socks are actually very long, I just fold them to make them short 😂)

TheLibrarian Cute socks! 3w
Caterina @TheLibrarian Thanks! 😊 My mom sends me cute socks in care packages from time to time. ❤️ 3w
TheLibrarian My mom buys me cute socks too! And they always tend to be Boston Terrier socks. 3w
Caterina @TheLibrarian Aww how sweet!! We've had Boston Terriers all my life, so my mom gets me socks, slippers, pajamas, and more with Bostons on them. ❤️😊 3w
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I got in under the wire with my 24 hours of reading! It was a great weekend of reading, with tons of great progress on school readings, and several hours of fun reading squeezed in while cooking, eating, cleaning, running, taking the bus, etc. Finished and loved the 2 books on the top row. Loved reading with y'all and celebrating @MrBook ! 😊❤️🎉 #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #catherbuddyread

MrBook We loved having you join the fun! ☺️🤗😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You rocked it!! 🔥 4w
Andrew65 Brilliant, an awesome job and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳🎯😊👍🎈💖 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc 4w
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Women's Bible Commentary, Third Edition: Revised and Updated | Sharon H. Ringe, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Carol A. Newsom
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I think I'm actually going to hit 24 hours of reading this #readathon! 2.5 hours til midnight! 🤞😊 #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

MrBook You‘ve got this! 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4w
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MrBook Madeleines!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
MrBook Cute mug! 😁 4w
Andrew65 Just the ticket! 4w
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#BFC #BFCr4 Week 5 Check-in: I can't believe it's already been 5 weeks! This week I only got 2 runs in because I got a nasty cold that's been going around my seminary. I'm still not 100% but I'm stubborn so I ran 4 miles Friday night and 2.2 miles Saturday (when I saw this flower). 😂👍🏃‍♀️ I finished 2 books, getting me to 8/9 total! Pachinko (❤️) and the tagged (also ❤️). #RunningonReading @wanderinglynn @BarbaraJean @Catlover23 @hermyknee

hermyknee That‘s awesome! 4w
quirkyreader Feel better. As of right now I am working through “The Sayings of The Desert Fathers” and fighting off a migraine. 4w
BarbaraJean That flower is gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon—great job getting in two runs while under the weather! 4w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But I hope you‘re feeling better. 4w
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Quick little morning #audiorun before getting ready to go to church! It was dim and foggy and cold outside, so I decided on the treadmill, especially since I still have a cough from my cold. Loving this audiobook still! 😍 15.5 hours for the #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon.

#LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #BFC#BFCr4 #RunningonReading @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72 @Andrew65 @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano

jb72 That‘s awesome! 4w
Andrew65 Brilliant! A real example. 4w
Rachel.Rencher Good reminder that I need to get to the gym 😬 4w
MrBook You are so awesome! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4w
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Just hit 12 hours for the #readathon while #audiostitching away to my assigned Old Testament readings (Ezra-Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah)! The sun set at 5, so now at 8 pm I'm really feeling like it's the middle of the night. 😂🥱 I'll try to get a few more hours of reading before bed though!

#MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday @MrBook @Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher @jb72 @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @TheReadingMermaid

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻 4w
Clwojick Same here! With the recent time change, the win is completely down by 6pm now 😤 4w
Andrew65 A fantastic time, well done 👏👏👏 4w
Linsy Nice! 4w
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Went for an #audiorun as a break from schoolwork/reading physical books! Felt so good to run outside for the first time in a couple weeks, and on such a sunny day too! 😊💕🏃‍♀️ I'm approaching 9 hours for the #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon. #BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading #LitsyPartyofOne #24BMonday @MrBook

MrBook I haven‘t run in a long time. 🙈😆 4w
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It's a beautiful day for reading, drinking tea, eating madeleines, and looking out the window. 💕

#bookandtea #bookandsnack #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @Clwojick @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Lynnsoprano So beautiful! 4w
Andrew65 Looks ideal, freezing cold and overcast here during the day. Good reading conditions in a different way. 4w
BookwormAHN Cute mug 😺 4w
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Caterina @BookwormAHN Thanks! 😊 I got it in Hebron, it's traditional Palestinian ceramics still made by hand. 😍 4w
Caterina @Andrew65 I hope you have a warm blanket and warm socks for your cozy reading! 😊 It's in the 50s F here today, so a little on the chilly side, but not a cloud in the sky! ☀️ 4w
Andrew65 @Caterina 41 degrees here, yes good blanket vital for today! 4w
MrBook Love this!!! 😎🙌🏻 4w
Clwojick What a perfect day! 4w
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I just wrote a 1000 word paper on the sacramental theology of Martin Luther vs. Menno Simons in under 1.5 hours and I think it was a pretty good paper at that. 💪 I had already done all the readings and it's not a research paper, but still. Drew almost exclusively on the tagged book. Now it's time for bed! Since I had to write this paper instead of read, I'm still only at 6 hours for the #readathon. #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

Emilymdxn That‘s still a great total and that paper sounds fascinating! 4w
Caterina @Emilymdxn Thanks! It was fun to write, I'm really enjoying learning about this stuff. 😊 4w
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Time to try a madeleine! 😋 With my purple mint tea (purple tea is new & from Kenya) and my fancy strainer that floats in the tea and has a little cup it goes into between cups of tea. 😍😍 Also time to buckle down and read some and then write a paper! The tagged is what I'll be reading/writing from. I'm at 6 hours for the #readathon! #bookandtea #bookandsnack #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday @MrBook @Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher

Caterina Ohhh @MrBook you were right, madeleines are perfect and I need to have them with my tea always from now on 😍😋 4w
Emilymdxn Madeleines and a new type of tea sounds like an absolute dream to me 😍😍😍😍 4w
Daisey 💜 all of this! Enjoy! 4w
Caterina @Emilymdxn Wish you could come enjoy it with me!! ❤️❤️ 4w
Caterina @Daisey Thank you! 😊❤️ 4w
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Went for an evening #audiorun on the treadmill (since it was already dark outside) and switched to some fiction for the first time in a week or so. This book is the perfect escape from all the academics! And it was so nice to run after having a bad cold all week. 💕💪🏃‍♀️😊

#BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @jb72 @Andrew65

Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I wish I had your dedication... and lung capacity. 😅 I struggle to run for 5 minutes. 4w
Caterina @Clwojick Thanks!! ❤️ It took me a long time to work up to running due in part to asthma but also fibromyalgia and migraines, but now it doesn't feel hard to maintain because I love it so much! 😊 When I first started I ran for 6 minutes total, with walk breaks after each minute. 😂 4w
Clwojick That‘s 💯 me right now! 😂 I‘m hoping to get a good treadmill whenever we buy a house, but it‘s just not conveniently our 2b apartment 4w
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Caterina @Clwojick You can do it!! ❤️😊 I just started using the treadmill that's in the fitness center of my apartment building when the air was too smoky from the Kincade fire to run outside, but I think I'll be using it more as it gets darker and more rainy this winter. I adore outdoor running though, and it was perfect for my months of run/walking! ❤️ 4w
marleed I fell on a treadmill on the first day of BFCr1 - burned a knee, bruised my back, and sprained my shoulder. And let‘s not even talk about my dignity- it was not a graceful fall! I‘m so afraid to get back on a treadmill that last week I finally cancelled my gym membership! 4w
Caterina @marleed Oh no!! That's what I've been terrified all like 5 times I've run on a treadmill so far. 😂😱 I'm so sorry that happened to you! I would definitely not get back on a treadmill either! 4w
Andrew65 @marleed ouch! Hope you have recovered. 4w
Andrew65 Impressive! 4w
BookNerd9906 I love this book so much! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Caterina @BookNerd9906 I'm falling completely in love with it!! And it's just what I want to listen to in the midst of graduate studies! 😊❤️ 4w
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Lots of reading happening! I thought I'd done more than 3.5 hours, so I might have accidentally paused it for a while? Read in the student lounge at my seminary for a while, then listened to the tagged while I came back to my apartment and cooked and ate lunch/dinner 😋, and now I'm reading in bed with some lofi hiphop. Later I might go for a treadmill audiorun! #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher

Lynnsoprano You‘ve tagged a book I really want to read. Glad you‘re partying with us 🎉🎉 4w
jb72 Awesome! 4w
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Caterina @Lynnsoprano So glad to be partying with y'all! 😊 I am loving the book, trees are so cool! But I'm also sad about the street trees here in Berkeley now because I was just listening to how they're sad. 😢💔 4w
ChasingOm You‘re killing it! 🙌 4w
MrBook Wow!!! You are awesome, but we already knew that. 😎🙌🏻 4w
Andrew65 Going well, great to have you with us. 👏👏👏 4w
Clwojick You're doing great! 4w
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Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World | Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Grace Ji-Sun Kim
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My #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon finally begins in the Graduate Theological Union library after a morning of Hebrew class and schoolwork! (This is still schoolwork, but at least it's reading!) 😊

#LitsyPartyofOne #24b4Monday @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Clwojick @jb72 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
Rachel.Rencher Doubling down! I like it 😁 4w
MrBook Sounds like my kind of place!!! I love studying apologetics, but alas, I haven‘t done so formally—just books and podcasts. Thank you again for joining in the fun ☺️🤗! Did you have an exam today, btw? 4w
Caterina @MrBook Thank you for the opportunity to join in the fun! 😊 I didn't have an exam, thankfully! Since I'm getting a Master's most of my grades are papers and presentations, not exams, but I do have a Hebrew exam in December. 😅 It is such a joy and a blessing to be studying all this stuff formally with fantastic professors! 😊 4w
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Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World | Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Grace Ji-Sun Kim
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Very much looking forward to a weekend of #MrBook1inaMillion! Here's my TBR (high priority on the left, low priority on the right), why yes it is all for grad school, but I'm hoping to squeeze fun audiobook time in too! I'm also not much of a snacker, but I love tea, so I decided I'd do some tea and cookies as my snack this weekend. 😊 #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #Readathon @MrBook @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Clwojick @Andrew65 @jb72

Caterina @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher Side note - should I be tagging all y'all or only some of y'all for readathon posts this weekend? 1mo
TheBookAddict Looks yummy and that‘s a nice stack. 🙂👍🏽 1mo
MrBook Loovve madeleines! 😁👏🏻👏🏻 With the tagging, just as long as you tag one or two of the others alongside me, only because I may very well inadvertently overlook some posts, and the others help me double-check and ensure I don‘t. So tagging Rachel and Lucas is good enough. Thank you! 🤗 1mo
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Caterina @MrBook I don't think I've tried them before, but they looked like they'd go well with tea, so I grabbed them! Excited to try them! 😊 Thank you! 1mo
MrBook Oh, they do, they do. 😎👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Linsy Oooh, those Madeleines look tempting! 1mo
Clwojick 😵woohoo! great stack... and snack! 😆 1mo
Andrew65 Some great book choices, good luck. 😊👍 1mo
Kimzey Looks like a great stack! What classes are you reading for? 4w
Caterina @Kimzey Reading Christian Theology in Context, Introduction to the Old Testament, Christian Ethics: Radical Love Embodied, and Reading Congregations in Context! I also have Biblical Hebrew I and Foundations in Christian Spirituality this semester. I'm loving all my classes so much! 😊 4w
Kimzey I‘m so happy for you! Sounds like a terrific semester. 4w
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I'm starting to feel like a person again! And now that I'm able to function (somewhat), I'm drowning in catch-up work - SO many readings, papers, and a presentation tomorrow morning. I also missed an event with Rev. Lenny Duncan 💔 but my friend got my copy of his book signed for me AND brought it back still in pristine condition, such a good friend ❤️ Can't wait to read this! Maybe over Christmas break. 😂

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Day 2 of being very sick and I am very over it. I have lots to do, but even with DayQuil and NyQuil galore, I still feel so miserable. Just going to listen to this #audiobook hold that came in today until I manage to fall asleep/if I can fall asleep while feeling so sick. Thankful for some professors who have been very understanding and for very kind friends and for y'all's well wishes. ❤️ #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 😞😞😞 Hope you feel better soon, love! Sending you virtual Totem cuddles! He always makes me feel better when I‘m sick. 1mo
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Butterfinger I hope you get to feeling better soon. 1mo
Caterina @Clwojick Thank you!! ❤️ Love the virtual cuddles! I am super allergic to cats, so virtual is best. 😂 @Redwritinghood @Butterfinger Thanks y'all! ❤️ 1mo
Emilymdxn So sorry to hear you‘re ill! You deserve much better. I just got over a horrible cold that lasted ages and definitely know how you feel. ‘Tis the season unfortunately. I adore the tagged book, it‘s probably my favourite science book ever, I really hope you like it and it helps! 1mo
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Caterina @Emilymdxn Thank you so much dear!!! ❤️ This afternoon I started feeling like a person again, although I'm still quite ill and worn down. I'm hoping this won't be the kind of cold that lingers forever, but since I'm in grad school and it's November, it probably will be! 😂 I'm about 1/3 through the book and it has been so lovely while I've been recovering in bed, I'm completely in love with it!! 😍🌲 1mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I caught the virus that's going around my seminary, so I skipped my Body Sculpt workout this morning and went to my Old Testament class in the afternoon but definitely shouldn't have. I finished listening to this #audiobook while reclining in bed under a heated blanket drinking chamomile tea. Now it's 9 pm and I'm going to bed. 😂😷😴

Freespirit Great book! 1mo
MatchlessMarie Oh no! Hope it passes soon. 💜 1mo
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Jas16 I hope you feel better soon 1mo
Emilymdxn Sending lots of love 💓 1mo
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Yeah so I spent the evening making a scary children's picture book from hell that's based on Isaiah 5:1-7, which is a scary prophecy about how God's gonna destroy the vineyard that is Israel for being bad. Most fun I've had doing a school project in a while! 😂 Watched Schitt's Creek and then Queer Eye while doing it, so not much reading done today. Settling down with some (required) reading now before bed!

Scochrane26 My friend did a graphic novel about revelation, I think, for her thesis in seminary. 1mo
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#BFCr4 #BFC Week 4 Check-in! 4/4 runs for the week (two of them on the same day, one in the morning and one in the evening). All 4 were on the treadmill due to smoke from the Kincade fire making the air quality iffy in Berkeley. Finished the tagged book, so 6/6 books for the challenge, so I'm increasing my goal to 9 books. Great week! 👍💪🏃‍♀️ #RunningonReading @wanderinglynn @BarbaraJean @Catlover23 @hermyknee

Chrissyreadit 👏🙌👏 1mo
hermyknee Oh that‘s awesome!! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
BarbaraJean Awesome week!! Hope the air quality clears up this week—both for your sake and for those in the affected areas! 1mo
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Another treadmill #audiorun! (Yes, two in one day... In my defense, I spent most of the day sitting and reading, so I was getting fidgety. Also this means I got 4 runs in this week. 👍) #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick #BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading

#TIL about the economic devastation caused by the Salem witch trials (in part because when people were released from prison post-hysteria, they had to pay the gov't for their stay in prison?? 😤)

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Drinking some Himalayan Wonder First Flush Orthodox Black Tea from Teesta, my favorite loose leaf black tea right now. ?

#TIL about the 15th/16th c. "burning sickness," which was caused by the poisonous fungus ergot; abscesses on the trunk of the body spread to the limbs, "detaching them little by little from the torso." ? The Isenheim Altarpiece depicts a crucified Christ with the burning sickness. #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Megabooks There are all kinds of fun ergots that grow on grains! Toxicology class in vet school! 1mo
Caterina @Megabooks Ohhh cool! This particular outbreak was on grains of rye! Also I'm glad the surgery went well ❤️😊 1mo
Caterina @Megabooks In the audiobook I'm listening to (tagged), I literally just encountered the (minority, very doubtful) argument that the Salem witch trial girls were infected with ergot and that's why they were hysterical! What're the odds of encountering ergot twice in one day in two very different books! 😂 1mo
Megabooks @Caterina I had heard that about the witches. Ergot often has hallucinations as a result of ingestion. Humans most encounter it on rye and occasionally wheat. Cows on Dallis grass. I believe it causes staggers is cattle which looks like cows tripping on mushrooms! Enough can kill them, and people too! Thanks! I‘m so glad the surgery is over!! 1mo
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Got some good #audiocooking in while I tried this new recipe and then enjoyed the fruits of my labor. 😋 I don't have a lot of practice cooking, so it's been hard to make time for cooking yummy meals with veggies and stuff, but I think this recipe is easy enough to fit into my schedule! Plus I made 3 servings in one go! 👍 #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

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Women's Bible Commentary, Third Edition: Revised and Updated | Sharon H. Ringe, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Carol A. Newsom
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#TIL that Deutero-Isaiah (Isaiah 40-55) might have been written by a woman! Also, Isaiah 42:13-14 reverses the norm in previous prophetic literature of warriors being compared to women in labor to emphasize their helplessness; here, after being a warrior in verse 13, in verse 14 God is a woman in labor and her fierce power is emphasized! 💪 #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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#TIL that monotheism entered Israelite religion during the Babylonian exile (6th c. BCE), and that Deutero-Isaiah (Isaiah 40-55) contains the earliest monotheistic argument in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. In pre-exilic texts there are just arguments not to worship other gods, not arguments that there are no other gods. #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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2.2 mile treadmill #audiorun! Did surges, which is hard on a treadmill, but the air quality still isn't good enough for me to run outside. Continued listening to the tagged #audiobook for #NFNov! @Clwojick @rsteve388 #BFC #BFCr4 #runningonreading

RachelO Good going! Is the air quality improving any? 1mo
Caterina @RachelO Thanks! It's been moderate/yellow the past couple days, so I can leave my apartment with no problem, but I don't want to spend a long time outside or workout outside until it's in the good/green zone! 1mo
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Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World | Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Grace Ji-Sun Kim
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This is my bedside table, and also what my #NFNov #NonfictionNovember is going to look like. Lots of reading to do! #TBR #seminary @Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 This looks like fun! 1 pt! 1mo
Clwojick 😍 😍 😍 😍 Once again, I am obsessed with your bujo. 1mo
Caterina @Clwojick Thank you! ❤️❤️😊 1mo
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Evening #NFNov reading. Idk if it's cheating to count required reading? It'll certainly help my motivation if I can include them. Things are very busy and I need motivation. 😂

#TIL that exiled communities change in similar ways, like family/clan traditions becoming more important while other traditions disappear or are transformed. Sabbath observance grew in importance for the exiled Judeans, and they resisted assimilation via intermarriage.

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