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MelAnn

MelAnn

Joined December 2017

Held hostage by books! I follow back! Find me here: https://linktr.ee/life.souvenirs
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Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee
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The Right Story by Bernadette Jiwa
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Katerina by James Frey
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
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The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt
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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
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Prequel Switch of Fate by Lisa Ladew, Grace Quillen
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One Call Away by Emily Goodwin
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Graveyard of Memories by Barry Eisler
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Gemina - The Illuminae Files: by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Say You're Sorry by Melinda Leigh
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A Study In Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
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Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes
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Alice by Christina Henry
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Another book I bought just because of the cheer on the cover!

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My books keep preaching this same message to me in different words 🤣

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What if we actually, truly believed this? How would life be different?

Crazeedi One of my sayings has always been "belief creates reality" 4mo
MelAnn @Crazeedi yes! 4mo
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So glad to finally be reading this book ... I‘m ready to get my daily schedule in check!

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Finally back to reading again !!! Been too long!

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Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
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I may or may not have bought this solely for the book cover! 😂

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Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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1. Exit 😂
2. I started recording & doing podcast interviews for new podcast coming in April.
3. Tagged
4. Writing copy & website
5. ✅

#friyayintro (feels so good to be back)

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The Right Story | Bernadette Jiwa
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Stories are how we change things. We can‘t make progress without them.

This is my kind of book!

Aimeesue Change the story, change the world. 8mo
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I don‘t always go to the library, but when i do, I color coordinate the book haul! 🤣

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I have discovered the magic of music page holders - where were these all those years of my childhood I was taking piano lessons???

This book is pretty awesome as well!

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This book - totally worth the wait! It arrived today and I will probably finish it tonight or tomorrow!

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“Human beings take action when their story challenges them to do so.” ... love this quote so much! I‘m reading for work right now. Exciting, I know!

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Darn! I was hoping to plant a Dorito bush this spring!

Sungirl79 😂🤣 11mo
Mimi28 I want one too!! Lol 11mo
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I don‘t know how I managed this - but I‘m reading two books with Unstoppable In the name ... 🤔

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#friyayintro
1. Teleport 🖖🏻 I already read minds.
2. ✅
3. Nope - don‘t do resolutions.
4. Nothing - canceled subscription so I could get work done 🤣
5. Will do!

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She Is Unstoppable | Jennifer Hardie
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The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~Anna Quindlen
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I grabbed a new book -because 120 on deck to read isn‘t enough 🤣
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This quote opens chapter one Embracing All That I Am by Robyn Chavarie. When she described herself as a child, she described me! And then she said this: It‘s not about escaping your current life. It‘s about remembering who you are! Boom 💥

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I wanted to thank you. This year I read so much more than I ever have because I was spurred on by such awesome littens I connected with here!

Happy New Year! #happynewyear

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🥳🥳 11mo
jenniferajanes Happy New Year! 🥳🎉🍾🎆 11mo
CherylSwafford Happy new year!🥂🎉 11mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 🎉 11mo
Reggie Happy New Year!! 11mo
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Robin Sharma dropped this list on his social media today. 9 books for 2019. I‘ve read a few of them - but gonna read them again. I want to start with Bradbury.

Want to join? Share the post, use the hashtag with your updates & tag me!

#5AMClubListChallenge2019

And no, you don‘t have to get up at 5 AM! 🤣

Not a new you - just reveal the better you for 2019!

sprainedbrain I‘m reading Fahrenheit 451 now! 11mo
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“In living our one life, we are here to love and lose.”
Megan Divine

This has been on my tbr for a long time - finally got it!

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I‘m back - holidays kept me busy - reading again!

“Bliss. What a delicious word.”

This should go along well my word for the year “Epic Joy”

Do you have a word or phrase for the year?

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Listening to audiobook!

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When you forget you pre-ordered a book - or audiobook - and it just appears!

It‘s like Christmas!

Smrloomis 🥳🥳🥳 12mo
brandybear22 Yay for surprising yourself! I find that I almost never know what‘s in the box, even in the world of two day shipping. Always a surprise, often pleasant, and even better when it‘s a book! Enjoy! 12mo
MelAnn @brandybear22 thanks! I will! 12mo
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So my book arrived packed with my sage/dragonsblood order - at 7 AM via the mailman!

I‘m so excited that this book was finally released! Can‘t wait to read it!

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Katerina | James Frey
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Mel Robbins recommended this book in her newsletter - I got the sample and I literally couldn‘t purchase the book fast enough to keep reading! I may keep reading til the end with this one! Love it!

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#nowreading #currentread One day I will actually finish a book again :)

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I went to my favorite bbq place today. I noticed this on the counter. It‘s probably been there before - but lately I‘ve made it a point to put my phone down and hold my eyes up and look around. I want this book! I don‘t know why other than it‘s hard to get more Texan than this! Plus BBQ! I‘m sure it‘s displayed because they were more than likely featured in it. I hit the lunch rush today so I didn‘t get to chat with them like I usually do.

Maggie_Reads What‘s your favorite Texas BBQ place? Locally (The Woodlands) we love Goode Co. Barbecue but our ultimate favorite is the Salt Lick in Driftwood. 13mo
MelAnn @Maggie_Reads I miss the Salt Lick in Round Rock - we are there often when I lived there. I live in Amarillo & we have some really good places here. My favorite is Doug‘s BBQ pit where I went today. Also love Crazy Larry‘s, Dyers, & Tyler‘s bbq as well. 13mo
AmandaEve I love Salt Lick, especially the one in Driftwood! Went there about 2 weekends ago 😊 13mo
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I think most people get this backwards!

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Loving this book!

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#friyayintro

1. Bacon
2. Tony Robbins because his books are really long and I wouldn‘t have to repeat anything. :)
3. I would say Jessica Rabbit - but she‘s nearly too much so ... I am gonna go with Betty Boop.
4. I am both and like a good nap in between!
5 I will certainly look to see - it‘s hard finding new to me these days!

Happy Friday!

Kaye Yum. Bacon. Good pick. 13mo
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Have a safe & happy Halloween!

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I haven‘t had time to finish any books this month. I would spend a week hiking in New Mexico. No plans for Halloween - we‘ve already done all of our stuff. Halloween isn‘t really my holiday - except I do spend October watching scary movies. #HumpDayPost

BookwormAHN Nice movie picks 🧡 13mo
MelAnn @BookwormAHN thank you! I‘m a big fan of the Dark Castle movies! 13mo
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#TuesdayTidbits
1. Hand out the candy.
2. Both
3. Both
4. You there, in the orange shirt - consider yourself tagged!

JenlovesJT47 🧡🖤🧡 13mo
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Thanks so my tagged friend, I discovered this gem! I am passionate about DNA reverse genealogy ever since it helped me discover my birth family. It‘s so fascinating to see what all is carried in DNA that we don‘t even think about!

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Sci-fi & personal development 🌎 peas 🌍 about 108 🌏 Texas, Oklahoma 💃🏻 #friyayintro

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this quote is from the intro. Sounds great to me!

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The Boxcar Children | Gertrude C. Warner
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#friyayintro
🥧 📷 & somewhere in the mountains - Red River, NM, Pagosa Springs, CO or Ruidoso, NM

The_Real_Nani Love Boxcar Children. I tried to get my kids into it but to no avail! 14mo
MelAnn @The_Real_Nani that‘s what got me into reading - our elementary school librarian read it to us. 14mo
GingerAntics Oh I loved the boxcar children!!! 14mo
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The Notebook | Nicholas Sparks
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#manicmonday #letterN
📚 The Notebook
🖋 Nicholas Sparks
🎥 The Notebook
🥘 Nutella

JoScho 💜💛💜 14mo
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#Friyayintro

1. Pumpkin parking & bracing for our first snow of the season!
2. Central Time Zone
3. Don‘t have one
4. I have a list of books I reread at least once a year.
5. ✋🏻

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Now reading ... & it begins with endings. “His call is no longer my beacon.”

jouleian @MelAnn any good? 14mo
MelAnn @jouleian I am enjoying it so far. Easy to read so far. 14mo
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#manicmonday #letterM
📚 Medical Medium
🖋 Andrew Mayne
🎥 Mad Max: Fury Road
🥘 M&M‘s (plain)

JoScho 💙😊💙 14mo
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#sundayfunday

Engineering & Transportation
Comics & Graphic Novels
Technology

GingerAntics Never thought of that first or that last genre. In fact, I never thought of any of, these three. I could have used any of these. 14mo
MelAnn @GingerAntics I had to look under departments on Amazon lol I couldn‘t think of anything I don‘t read lol 😂 14mo
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GingerAntics @MelAnn lol I never thought of that. I feel stupid for not thinking of that. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 14mo
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Since there‘s no #friyay intro I‘m gonna tell you a little bit about me & where else you can find me if interested. I am MelAnn, Texan, homeschool mom, etc.

I lost my younger brother about 18 months ago to a horrible accident - and his life & sudden exit had me reassess my own life & business. I rebranded to Life Souvenirs and official launch is later this month.

Now, tell me about you in comments below! I want to know.

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TrishB Good luck with your new direction 💕 so sorry to hear about your brother. 1y
MelAnn @TrishB thank you! We lost our dad 5 years nearly to the day before losing my brother and I shut down when I lost dad. Finally came out of it just before my brother died and refused to shut down again ... so I went through grief recovery thru non-profit and now facilitate it for others. My life changed drastically - but for the better! My dad & brother would be proud! 1y
CouronneDhiver Awesome! That‘s a beautiful idea. 🖤 1y
Crazeedi Love to hear the strength you have shown after such tragedy🌺 1y
MelAnn @CouronneDhiver thank you 🙏🏻 🧡💛💙 1y
MelAnn @Crazeedi thank you 🙏🏻 💚💙💜 1y
TrishB You‘re doing brilliant 💕 1y
huntersmom1977 I love your new picture! You are strong and just beautiful in general. Your aura is so bright! 🙏❤️🙏❤️ 1y
MelAnn @huntersmom1977 thank you! Made my day! 1y
Cortg I‘m so sorry to hear about your brother but my heart is happy for your positive choices. Stay strong! 1y
robinb My condolences on the loss of your brother (and dad). You sound so brave and so incredibly strong....so proud for you!! You go girl! 💪💪💪👏👏👏 1y
LiteraryinLititz Wow, I‘ve got chills. Thanks for the reminder that when horrible things happen, we can choose our path forward. 💜 1y
Velvetfur Gosh I'm so sorry to hear about your brother 😢 Much love to you Mel-Ann x 1y
Velvetfur Oh I've just read your comment too about your Dad.... I'm sorry to hear all this happened to you and your family xxx 1y
MelAnn @Cortg thank you 1y
MelAnn @robinb thanks so much! 1y
MelAnn @LiteraryinLititz I guess I‘ve always been this way take the bad and make it better somehow ... I think it‘s in vain if I don‘t! 1y
MelAnn @Velvetfur thank you so much! 1y
Smrloomis So sorry to hear about your father and brother! 🧡🧡🧡 Sending good thoughts for your new direction. 1y
MelAnn @Smrloomis thank you so much! Appreciate it! 1y
Moniel @MelAnn my condolences, the numbness will fade a bit and eventually you will be able to think of him without crying, then you‘ll think of him with a smile and then with laughter. Peace to you and yours. ❤️ 14mo
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White Oleander | Janet Fitch
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Love the imagery of this one...
#Quotsy #QuotsyOct18 #spice

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#TuesdayTidbits #ThisOrThat

Thriller
🎃
Vampires
Hayride
Psycho

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Looking Glass | Andrew Mayne
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#manicmonday #LetterL

#manicmonday #letterL
📖 Looking Glass
🖋 Danielle LaPorte
📺 Lost Girl
🥘 Lava cake

JoScho Lava cake!!! 1y
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Looking Glass | Andrew Mayne
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#SundayFunday #anagram

Thank you for the template!

(Finally got the image to post - anyone else have image glitches?)

sebrittainclark 💙💛💙💛💙 1y
SilversReviews No problems with images, but have had trouble with comments the past few days. Seems to be working today. 1y
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#kindle @Kaye

1. Absolutely!
2. Kindle Fire 🔥 (have had it for several years - it‘s either first or second gen)
3. Daily
4. Oh my goodness. - a ton and even tons more in the cloud!
5. Not many - they use jCloud instead of Overdrive and I‘m not a big fan.
6. I prefer to use audible on my phone and run it through Bluetooth speaker - kindle fire started being glitchy with it so I use audible on iPhone.
7. I have case with embedded keyboard

Kaye Thanks for answering. Good to see those that use their ereader frequently. 1y
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#friyayintro

1. 4th grade - I feel like that was my last grade of childhood.

2. Speech & Drama & Tennis because this quiet wallflower non-athlete geek decided to disrupt those who thought they had me all figured out. It worked - I excelled in all three of them!

3, Yes - 2

4. My kitchen island because that‘s where my magic happens and where all the food is!

5. Tag! You‘re it! Yes, you there reading this right now!

robinb ❤️4! 🤣👍 1y
MelAnn @robinb I‘m glad you like #4! Sometimes I sneak in a twist just to see if anyone is actually reading! Hehee 1y
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