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LoveToReadLiveToRead

Joined December 2017

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House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
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Me and my penguin PJs have just finished the tagged book whilst hubby anxiously watched the football.
The 2nd I‘ve read by this author and I‘ll definitely check out more. Evelyn is ruthless but loving and I sat and sobbed quietly (whilst hubs was on the verge of sobbing too in his desperate wait for a goal) towards the end of the book as I‘d really grown to care about the characters.
4.5 stars

LoveToReadLiveToRead PS this was a charity shop buy and they‘d strategically placed the price sticker over the damage to the cover done by a previous sticker. Argh! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Evelyn 💚💚💚 2w
bookandbedandtea Price stickers on the front cover of books should be a crime. ☹ I loved this book too. 2w
CoffeeNBooks Great book! 2w
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Argh, this is the first time I‘ve ever had to bail on an audiobook because of the narrator!
I‘ve heard so many great things about this book so decided to use an audible credit for it. Christopher Eccleston narrates so I assumed, as he‘s an accomplished actor, he‘d be pretty good. Oh how I was wrong. Dull, monotonous, did nothing to draw me into the story.
So this goes back on the TBR to be read in another format. 🙁

jenniferw88 Eccleston is my least favourite Dr but this book is on my tbr - thanks for letting me know to avoid the audio! 4w
FlowerFairy Oh no! I got this one on audio through audible. Partly due to hearing so many good things about it and partly because I, too, had assumed it would have a good narrator because of Eccleston. 😕 4w
ChasingOm Do y‘all know that you can return books through Audible and get your credits back? I was a member for about a year before I learned that, so wanted to pass on the knowledge so you can get something you‘ll enjoy! @FlowerFairy @LoveToReadLiveToRead (edited) 3w
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Kdgordon88 @ChasingOm That is information I did not have! Thanks for sharing!😀👍🏼 3w
LoveToReadLiveToRead @jenniferw88 you‘re welcome! @FlowerFairy you might like it, it might have just been my taste. I think the narrator for the book before was particularly good so the difference was really noticeable. @ChasingOm I did, thank you though! I returned it this morning, never had to do it before! At least I‘ve got a credit back to spend on something else now. 👍🏻 3w
ChasingOm Hooray! Hope the next one is a winner. 😄 3w
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The Audible sale this week is sooo good! I bought these two for a total of less than Qa!

New books go on sale everyday until Saturday. ?

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The Perfect Wife | JP Delaney
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Delicious lunch followed by my last event for the #offtheshelf festival 2019.
Campfire beans, I‘m a sucker for anything savoury that is baked, with beans or eggs or suchlike.
Then a conversation with Danuta Kot and JP Delaney about their most recent books, writing process and more.

Sace Mmmm 😋 Looks yummy! 2mo
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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😂

ClairesReads Love this 2mo
DGRachel I feel seen. 😆 2mo
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Kids say the darnedest things! 😂

Laura317 😂😂😂 2mo
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#7days7covers
Aaaaand finally.....last one....The Secret Commonwealth. I got this yesterday as a birthday present from my in-laws (my birthday was last week) and I can‘t wait to delve in! October‘s pretty seen up with books I‘m reading so it‘ll be November I think.

TrishB I‘ve just started it 😁 2mo
NotCool I didn‘t realize this was out! 2mo
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#7days7covers
It‘s been a bit of a manic weekend so these 7 covers haven‘t been coming on consecutive days but hey-ho.
I LOVE the cover for this book.....but I‘ve still never read it!

charl08 Wow. I'd be happy to frame it and put it on the wall. 2mo
Caroline2 That is a great book cover! 2mo
DrexEdit This is one of my favorites too. I have also never read it; just bought it for the fabulous cover. 😊 2mo
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#7days7covers
Essays on story-telling by Philip Pullman. Looking forward to getting a copy of The Secret Commonwealth later this week......

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Pretty Monsters | Kelly Link
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#7days7covers
One of Kelly Link‘s weird and wonderful short story collections. I just like the font and colours on this one.

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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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#7days7covers
One of my favourite books and I love this cover!

Branwen This is one of my favorite books also! And OMG that cover is GORGEOUS! 😍 2mo
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#7days7covers
I couldn‘t resist buying this book, being completely drawn in by this cover.
I have so many great memories of reading and visiting the library as a child. I loved series such as the Sweet Valley series, Saddle Club and later Point Horror when I was young and had a note book where I‘d write lists of them and tick them off as I read them.
Share your childhood reading memories Littens!

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Finally getting round to #7days7covers and starting with this beautiful cover for Uprooted by Naomi Novak which I read for my IRL book club earlier this year.
Anyone got any good recs for standalone fantasy? They‘re so often part of a series......

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great cover and book. Have you read her other one yet? 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You might also like the mythology version of story retelling 2mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Riveted_Reader_Melissa No, I haven‘t yet, would you recommend? I‘ll check out Song of Achilles too, thanks! 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LoveToReadLiveToRead I would highly recommend both of them, and if you like Achilles then I‘d recommend this one too. 2mo
xicanti I highly recommend TIGANA by Guy Gavriel Kay. It‘s long but totally worth it. THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katharine Addison is also wonderful. 2mo
Susanita @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I second your recommendation for 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Susanita Right! For a follow up to the very popular Uprooted, I thought she did an amazing job. 2mo
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I like articles like this, to see if there‘s anything I‘ve not heard of that might interest me! Bit of a danger to the TBR pile though!
I‘ve read 18 of these.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/best-books-of-the-21st-century

ValerieAndBooks I enjoy these lists, too! I counted 19 that I‘ve read; a few others waiting in my TBR. 2mo
JacqMac I have only read 12. And my TBR is bigger again. Lol 2mo
AnneCecilie I think I counted 28. I also saw several that I want to read 2mo
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Oh yeah, this is me. (When I get chance with a toddler!)

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😂 Got to laugh otherwise you‘d cry.
#bookhumour

AmyG So true. I just read After the Flood....and it sadly rang true. 3mo
CarolynM 😂😭 3mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Just starting on this one. I‘ve got a few others on the go but we‘re reading this for book club and are meeting in just over a week so I thought I‘d better get cracking!
Anyone read it? I‘ve only heard good things so far.....🤞🏻

Oryx Loved this one 3mo
Copwithabook It is amazing! I even gave a copy to a friend as a Christmas gift. 3mo
Elle3 It‘s so so good you won‘t be disappointed! 3mo
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The Flatshare | Beth O'Leary
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I picked this up shortly after finishing One Day in December and just whizzed through it! I loved the way O‘Leary wrote these characters and it made me chuckle and smile throughout!
Liked Tiffy‘s references to Leon‘s note writing style that we as readers experience in his POV chapters.
This is a funny, sweet and fairly light read (though it does deal with emotionally abusive relationships) which I would recommend. 🛏🗒❤️

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I‘ve had a tough couple of weeks and the books I was reading just weren‘t holding my attention. So I looked in my kindle back catalogue and picked this because I knew my sister was also reading it.
I wasn‘t sure in the first half whether I was going to like it, I thought Jack was a bit of a nob quite a lot at the start but I found myself becoming invested in all their lives and their ups and downs as we followed them over the years.
3.5/5

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I‘m a few episodes into both of these tv series, both comic book adaptations and I‘m really enjoying them, though they‘re very different.

Karl Urban is brilliant as Butcher in The Boys, don‘t watch if you‘re easily offended by bad language though!

The scene where the Hargreeves siblings dance to “I Think We‘re Alone Now” was so good in Umbrella Academy, made me want to get up and dance myself!

LaurensLibrary I'm on the 3rd episode of The Boys and I'm loving it so far!!! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love Number Five! 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Both great shows (and comics)! 🤘 4mo
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Lunch and a book. ❤️

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I needed to read this paragraph today.
#everythingosfigureoutable #netgalley

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Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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Not been on Litsy much this week, life!!
Thank you to all the #whodunituk crowd for a great time reading everyone‘s picks. I loved reading all your comments, you were all much better at making notes than I was! Special thank you to @jenniferw88 for spoiling me & my little one again! Chocolate not pictured as it didn‘t last long!
Also thank you to @ScorpioBookDreams for organising. I said I‘d forward this book on to someone, can‘t remember who....

LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 was it you I said I‘d forward this to? Happy to do so if you still wanted to pass it on....was it to your mum? 4mo
Libby1 Hello! I‘m so sorry I never replied. Yes, it would be lovely if you wish to pass this on to me but it‘s not a problem if I‘m too late. Life has been very hectic lately and I‘ve hardly been on Litsy. I miss it! I hope you‘re well. ❤️ 4mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 no problem! I‘ve found your email address from the #whodunituk email chains so have sent you an email x 4mo
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Bit of a fantasy week this week, I‘m in the middle of both of these at the minute.
Bit behind target for #bfcr2 this week which I think is a reflection of the busy week I‘ve had, there‘s been so little time for runs or even walks outside of work hours and social events this week.
Bring on week 3!
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Life happens some weeks. Celebrate what you did accomplish. 🎉 5mo
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The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act | Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
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This made me chuckle......but now I have the Vengaboys stuck in my head! 🤦🏼‍♀️

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The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act | Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
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Went in the library to pick up a reservation. Ended up with these bad boys too.

Bkwurm Paper Girls is GREAT! 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘ve had my eye on 4 Kids Walk into a Bank for awhile now. Hope it‘s good! 5mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai All great picks! 👍 5mo
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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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A rare night at the theatre to see a stage adaptation of one of my favourite books.
So well done, I got a bit choked up at the end. The cast and puppetry were fantastic.
I suspect this production will have life after its brief stint in Sheffield so if you get chance to catch a future production, I‘d recommend it.

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I had a book voucher to spend and wandered round the shop for ages trying to decide what to buy. I eventually settled on these two. Once I got to the till, it turned out this purchase was the last one I needed on my loyalty card to get me another (c8 to spend! So I get to do it all over again soon!!

CocoReads Educated was so very good! 5mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Just me and my kindle having a well deserved early night tonight. Sleep has been somewhat limited this week as my little boy is going through a “wake mummy up in the middle of the night.....every night” type of spell. 🤦🏼‍♀️😴
Anyway, this week‘s #bfcr2 goal was to beat last week‘s step count on the journey to get to 100,000 in one week....last week was 55,000, this week was......68,082! Yay!!
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
Mitch Well done you 👍🏼 5mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Cheshirecat913 Great work!! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic week! You‘ll be reaching your 100k goal in no time. 🎉 5mo
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Thank you to @wanderinglynn for my participation prize for #bookfitnesschallenge ! My reading light broke a little while ago so this is great!
I‘ve got the afternoon off work to sort some house stuff out and am dancing around to some music and cleaning which is helping my step count no end! 💃🏼😂 #bfcr2

wanderinglynn Yay! So glad it arrived! 💜 5mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Taking an idea from @Cinfhen here are my #top6reads so far this year. The Winter King was a bit of a departure for me as I‘ve not read a lot of proper romance books but I was hooked and am definitely exploring the genre more.

Cinfhen Wow!! Lots of Daisy and Sally Rooney fans on Litsy!!! So interesting to see. Do you plan to continue on with the Sleeping Giants series!!?! Thanks for sharing and posting ❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts I loved Normal People too ♥️ 5mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Cinfhen yes, definitely! I whizzed through the first one so the rest are definitely on the list. Have you read them all? 5mo
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Cinfhen I haven‘t read the final one yet. I was a little disappointed with book 2 but I did love 5mo
jillrhudy Can Evelyn H. decide how many times to die because either I'm senile or it's a different number every time I see the book?!? Pick a number Ev! 5mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @jillrhudy haha, it‘s that pesky half death thy she can‘t make up her mind about! 😂 5mo
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Well, my goal for #bfcr2 was 100,000 steps per week. I was short in week 1, with steps totalling 55,000ish. I thought about revising this but decided, nah, let‘s just try each week to achieve it and see how I go.
Well day 1 of week 2 included a tough, mixed terrain 15 mile run that I‘d signed up for. After walking to the start line too I‘ve managed to clock up 35,000 so far today so o think that‘s a pretty good start to this week! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 Definitely celebrate your 55k steps! 🎉 And wow! Your week 2 is off to an amazing start! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
CatLass007 Wow! 5mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
TheSpineView Awesome start! 5mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Quick bit of reading done in my lunch break before getting back to the grind!
I‘m reading the tagged book for my IRL book club. Not very far in so not sure what to make of it so far.
I‘m a little behind on my #bookfitnesschallenge this week. I‘m not certain I‘m going to hit my target of 100,000 steps despite having been out for a run twice. I think it‘s my sedentary office job that makes it hard. I may revise for next week.
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wanderinglynn You are making progress—that‘s what matters. 🙌🏻 One day, one step at a time. Office jobs are hard. I have the same challenge. And you have the right attitude—adapt your goal if it‘s not workings. 👍🏻 5mo
LibrarianJen After my last office job I vowed never again! I need to be moving. I would walk the complex on my breaks and at lunch. That helped, but then I decided to just eat lunch at my desk while working and take off an extra half hour at the end of the day. Despite my shitty school employee pay, I don't think I could go back to a desk job. 5mo
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Here comes #bookfitnesschallenge round 2!
A few things got in the way of round 1 for me but I‘m feeling refreshed and ready for round 2.
This time I‘ve aimed for 100,000 steps per week instead of a total for running miles, though I‘m going to include those running steps in my count. I might change this as we go, depending on what happens.
I‘m also aiming for 4 books.
Go team #BFC!
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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 6mo
akckitty Awesome!! I enjoy modified goals and you'll do great! 5mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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This is a pick.....but not a strong one. I enjoyed it and read it pretty quickly but I didn‘t really like the writer‘s style very much. Something about it left me feeling a certain distance from the characters.
I‘ll probably check out the movie though!
Book 20 of 2019.

elkeo_TheBookDragon This is one case where the movie is much better than the book! 6mo
zezeki I prefer the movie too. 6mo
shaynarae I agree with @elkeo_TheBookDragon and @zezeki: the movie is definitely better than the book! 6mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @elkeo_TheBookDragon @zezeki @shaynarae well, that‘s a pretty clear conclusion then! Thanks all, I‘ll give it a whirl x 6mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Last day of holiday in Spain and I‘ve got a little reading time.
I dropped off the face of Litsy a bit thanks to having a bit of an illness before the holiday then all the packing etc and the holiday itself. Updates for #bookfitnesschallenge have gone by the wayside, sorry @wanderinglynn I‘ll look at sign ups for round 2 when I‘m back tomorrow.
Thanks for the update on #whodunituk @jenniferw88 there‘s no rush, hope you enjoy your holiday. X

LoveToReadLiveToRead @Christine11 Hopefully you got your book back now, I rushed out to get it posted before my flight! X 6mo
Crazeedi Have a safe trip home, hope you feel better to enjoy your last day !! 6mo
wanderinglynn Hope you‘re having a fabulous time! 💜 (edited) 6mo
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Uh, what a busy few weeks, so little time for Litsy & books! I‘m re-visiting a fave series with this one, it has THE BEST insults ever!
I‘ve been rubbish at keeping up with #bookfitnesschallenge too, sorry @wanderinglynn
I missed the weekly check-in posts but have hit my weekly mileage targets. I think I‘m on target for my book target too.
Bring on week 5, the week of my half marathon, eek!!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And good luck with your half! We‘re rooting for you! 6mo
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Yay! Gentleman Bastards update! One step closer to publication........I‘ll try not to get too excited about this yet.....it‘s still a while away!

julesG Is this #4 or 5? 6mo
julesG @LoveToReadLiveToRead Thanks. I might have caught up by publishing day then. 😉 6mo
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He Said / She Said | Erin Kelly
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I‘ve not had much chance to post to Litsy this week, or do much of anything really, but tonight I had chance to attend this ‘Crafting Crime Fiction‘ talk with Erin Kelly. She was really engaging and it was great to listen to her talk about her books and process.
It‘s also end of #bookfitnesschallenge week 2. I think I‘m only at 4 points this week (1 additional post, 1 check-in post) so will have try harder next week! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn You‘ve made good progress.🙌🏻 And I have no doubt that you‘ll do even better next week! 7mo
TrishB Just read this one, a good read 👍🏻 7mo
BookwormAHN Nice job, good progress 👏🏻 7mo
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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Soooo, I managed to do my whole weekly mileage target in one run today!
It was a bit of a struggle today as it was warmer out than it looked but the miles got done I‘m one long run closer to my half marathon in June.
Hoping to really get stuck into the latest (and last I think) #whodunituk book later as I‘ve struggled to find reading time this week.
Hope everyone‘s challenges have gone well this weekend. #bookfitnesschallenge
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BethM Killing it! 7mo
Cailey_Mac Nice job!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! That's awesome! 🙌 7mo
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Itchyfeetreader Well some ! 7mo
Clwojick This is awesome! Way to go! 7mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 7mo
Ash.on.the.line 👏🏼👏🏼great work!! 7mo
Kaye 👍🏼 7mo
VanChocStrawberry Woot!! 👏👏 7mo
dariazeoli Awesome job! 🙌 7mo
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Dare Me: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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Well, first week of #bookfitnesschallenge done!

I met my fitness target of 10 miles this week, yay! I actually had to tag an extra 0.7 mile run on last night to get there!! 😂

Miles for week: 10.1 out of 10 target
Books for challenge: 1 out of 6 total

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LoveToReadLiveToRead @wanderinglynn should I be putting what I think are my weekly points on this post? I assume the 10 points for meeting book/fitness challenges are one offs to be added at the end, is that right? Sorry if you‘ve answered that already!

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wanderinglynn Yep, the 10pts for the book/fitness come at the end. But you should be tracking how many posts you had (not counting the weekly check-in), how many times you encouraged/cheered a fellow #BFC teammate, & 3 pts for your weekly check-in post. (edited) 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go hitting your fitness goals this week! Keep up the good work! 🙌🏻 7mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead @wanderinglynn great thank you x 7mo
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Points for the week:
Encouragement points: 7
Additional post x 2: 2
Points for check-in post: 3
Total: 12
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TheSpineView Way to go! 7mo
CocoReads Good job. Ack, I need to add up my points. I neglected that earlier.! 7mo
AprilMae Way to go!!! 7mo
nu-bibliophile 👏👏 7mo
Marina_h Well done! Bring on week 2 💪😊 7mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 7mo
LauraBeth Nice job! 7mo
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Dare Me: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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Started off #BookFitnessChallenge with a 10K race this morning! No medal but a coaster, plus free water and bananas afterwards. Plus the added bonus of cake (long since eaten by the time I took the picture) and beers supplied by someone in my running club celebrating a birthday! 🏃‍♀️🍺 Now to chill and hopefully get some reading done!
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No of miles: 6.25 (course slightly long)
3.75 more needed this week to reach target

4thhouseontheleft Congrats on your race! 🎉Book, bananas, and beer! 😄 7mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @4thhouseontheleft thanks! Yes, good combo! 😁 7mo
cobwebmoth That's awesome! 7mo
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Emilymdxn That‘s incredible! Congratulations you‘re crushing this challenge! 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 🎉🥳👏🏻 7mo
jillannjohn That‘s awesome! Love the coaster! 7mo
Marina_h Nicely done! I would love to be able to 🏃10k... maybe one day 😊 7mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 7mo
BarbaraJean Well, that makes for a fantastic fitness day!! 7mo
Caterina Congrats! What a great way to kick off the challenge! Enjoy resting on your laurels and reading 😊 7mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 7mo
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1. Both! But I do more cardio as I don‘t have a gym membership.
2. Outdoors definitely. Miles feel longer on the treadmill...
3. Depends, I like music on a longer run or on something high intensity.
4. I‘m a runner but sometimes it not my favourite!
5. Not mine but stolen from Reddit a while ago https://open.spotify.com/user/blankmoses/playlist/39t5sp8ghr8ZUze1U1U8nq?si=oB6N...
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jillannjohn I agree about the treadmill! 7mo
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YES! This is a great idea @wanderinglynn I‘m in! I have a half marathon on 12th June and my training has become a little slack since the last HM I did in April. I need to get back on it so this should help!
I need to get some long runs in so have set a minimum goal of 10 miles a week.
#bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Great goal! And good luck on your half marathon! We‘ll all be rooting for you! 🙌🏻 7mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My hold on this book came in at just the right time. I‘ve been listening to loads of Fleetwood Mac recently and just rewatched Almost Famous for the first time in years so it was a good fit!
I really enjoyed this book. Daisy, despite having her issues, was her own woman who did what she wanted. I also found Billy and Camilla‘s relationship interesting with what they were willing to do and accept from each other.
Continued in comments.

LoveToReadLiveToRead One thing I‘ve found is that books told is this interview style (like Sleeping Giants), or even in the form of letters (like The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society) is that I feel somewhat removed from the characters in comparison with stories told in traditional prose. That might just be me and it doesn‘t mean I don‘t enjoy the books. This and the other two I mentioned have all been picks from me but it‘s certainly something I‘ve noticed 7mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My bank holiday weekend in books.
Current read that I‘ll probably finish today is the tagged book, really enjoying it.
Dare Me for IRL book club that I‘ll start after that.
Mrs Hinch because it was cheap in Tesco and I want to see what the fuss is all about.
After the Fall being the latest #whodunituk book. Thank you to @jenniferw88 for the awesome card and bookmarks! 👍🏻

Cailey_Mac Ooooo jealous! Our bank holiday isn‘t until the 27th📖 7mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“I am the somebody.”
Yes! Go Daisy!

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Spa day! I‘ve got the whole wonderful day to myself to chill out and read and am getting off to a lovely start with some bubbly! This is such a treat thanks to my hubby for Christmas. Apparently there are some meditation sessions being run throughout the day so think I‘ll join one of those too.
Bliss! 🥰

youneverarrived Sounds perfect. Enjoy 😊 7mo
BethM Enjoy! 7mo
Freespirit Sounds amazing. Enjoy!! 7mo
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The Burning | Jane Casey
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Ooooo, I‘m really enjoying this latest instalment of #whodunituk. Not sure whose selection this one is but I‘ve found it really gripping so far!!

gradcat What is #whodunituk ? (edited) 8mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @gradcat it‘s like a postal book club. We‘ve all picked a ‘who done it‘ book and post each book in the list on to the next person when we‘re finished. This one is uk based but I think there might be another one too. It‘s fun! X 8mo
TrishB Mine 😁 I‘m just got the latest one in the series today and reading now! I‘m glad you like Maeve as I do! 8mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @TrishB I do! I‘ve got to go out tonight and all I want to do is curl up with the book and find out what this Louise is up to....... 8mo
gradcat Thanks for answering...and I get why you have to limit it to in-country (oops—just slipped on a *hairball*—almost broke my back!!)...overseas mail service seems to be terrible in all countries...as we found out last December! 8mo
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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My latest #whodunituk book.
I enjoyed this book, especially the setting which was so well described. The plot made for a good story but it didn‘t quite grip me and there was something that bugged me about the very end of the book that I can‘t quite put my finger on.
Enjoyable but I don‘t think I‘ll pick up book 2.
On to @Christine11 with the usual apologies for being late. You must be sick of me! I‘ll try and be better this month! X

Caroline2 I felt the same about this book too. It had all the ingredients to be an awesome book but kinda just missed the mark some how?! 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
Christine11 No worries! I‘m so behind this month too! 😊 8mo
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