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Joined December 2019

“We are the sum of all we have done added to the sum of all that has been done to us.“ Robin Hobb
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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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Mehso-so

This is a really interesting and well written book, it just didn't capture me

February #readordonate @julieclair

julieclair It looks good… but sometimes they just don‘t connect. 6d
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March is fantasy chunkster and One Piece for #roll100

I'm not sure if I'll read any of them. One Piece maybe as I can get through that pretty quickly. Feb/March tend to be draining months for me and not sure I want big books

Faranae Talking about not wanting big books and then starting One Piece, an unfinished series with 107 volumes. At least each volume is a fast read, but it will keep you busy all year if you end up liking it. 😆 1w
PuddleJumper @Faranae 🤣 Yeah, that is my thinking. I'm not sure I'll enjoy it, my partner really wants me to read it as they love it but they also started reading it as a child 1w
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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March #roll10 picks are here! I went with a yellow theme as I'm hoping spring will come soon

Roll 1 = 79

Roll 2 = 48

Roll 3 = 67

BarkingMadRead Woohoo! I can‘t wait to see what books come up! 1w
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Firestarter994 Yay!!! I‘m so excited!! You‘ll have to wait a few days for my picks, though… I‘m in Hawaii right now 🏄‍♀️🧘‍♀️🏝🌋 1w
PuddleJumper @Firestarter994 Ooo nice! Enjoy yourself! 1w
Allylu Here are my March picks: #79 The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson, #49 The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found, #67 Recommended for You by Laura Silverman. I have read my January picks and I am reading the first of my February picks. 1w
majkia Could you add me to the notification list, please? 1w
AllDebooks Oooh, these are so pretty 😍 1w
bekakins Oooh all 3 of these are sci-fi/fantasy on my list, which is pretty cool! The Mad Women‘s Ball / Moxy Land / Black Sun 1w
Ruthiella Exciting! I‘ve got a Discworld book (always fun) , a book I own, Sugar Money, and a book I‘ve long wanted to check out 1w
julieclair The sparkly gold-toned dice remind me of the Leprechaun‘s pot of gold! ☘️🌈☘️ 1w
PuddleJumper @Allylu Brilliant! 1w
PuddleJumper @majkia Yep, I've added you to the list 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I have a couple of short ones this month, that should help!! 1w
PuddleJumper @bekakins Ohh nice! 1w
PuddleJumper @Ruthiella Sounds like a fun month! 1w
PuddleJumper @julieclair ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
DieAReader @PuddleJumper I‘d like to jump into the #Roll100 challenge🤓📚 & am wondering what I need to know🧐 I have a list of 100 books all set & will back track to see what the January & February #s were. What else do I need to know? (edited) 3d
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February check in for #gottacatchemall How we getting on?

Congrats to @Jari-chan @Whollybologna @Laughterhp for catching their first Pokémon

Koffing is now the most caught Pokémon

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I have another capture to log, but haven't gotten to it yet. 1w
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks ❤️❤️ Amazing! Well done 1w
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kwmg40 I've not caught a Pokemon yet but I'm making good progress with the prompts! I'm enjoying the challenge. 1w
kwmg40 I'll have to amend my previous comment, as I just finished recording my latest book and I did catch a Pokemon. Appropriately, it was Koffing and the prompt for this book was “Dystopian setting“. 😄 1w
PuddleJumper @kwmg40 🤣 Amazing, well done! 1w
Kenyazero I just caught my third Pokemon, Wooloo! 5d
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Mehso-so

The first in this series didn't grab me. I liked the artwork but the story was a bit slow and disjointed.

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Dawn's Desire | V.L Locey
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Mehso-so

This was way too slow for me. I enjoyed the setting and the main couple but there was no tension, it just plodded on.

The 'plot' isn't resolved, I think it runs into the other books. I don't care enough to read the other books.

#readyourkindle @CBee

audraelizabeth But at least its off the list, right? 2w
CBee @audraelizabeth I second this 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Mehso-so

I like a good slow burn where stuff happens. This was just repetitive pining. It gets boring after a while.

CBee Off the kindle TBR 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Well I'm sold!

Gay Pride Shop is offering 20% off all books for LGBTQIA+ History Month

#ukdeals #lgbtqiahistorymonth

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Soul Eater | Lily Mayne
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Mehso-so

This was recommended to me so many times and I finally gave in and read it.

I was bored. It started off well and then just went down hill. It's not a good sci Fi book, it's not a good romance book, the erotica was fairly meh.

The main couple were boring so I may try another in the series to see if that was the problem

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The Wolf's Mate | L.C Davis
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Mehso-so

This read more like a a/b/o romance than a parody. I'm here for the parody. I don't care about this couple as a real couple.

I want Brad to be vindicated and for Devon to turn up.

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Bro and the Beast | L.C Davis
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I'm putting this as a pick if you stop about 80% in.

It's a fun satire that mocks romance tropes and has a 'real person' reacting to genre conventions that make no sense. Love that.

Then it becomes an a/b/o romance and I'm checking out. I'll read a few more because they are short and I'm coming off a migraine so my brain is dumb

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I didn't fully understand all of the questions. I went through pretending it was a timed test otherwise I would over think everything and analyse the language used.

I don't agree with the cultural and eco feminism bits. I read through the descriptions at the end of the quiz and those don't align with my views at all

https://www.idrlabs.com/feminist-perspectives/test.php

slategreyskies I didn‘t really understand all of the questions either, so I chose really quickly too and often picked the grey center option when I wasn‘t sure what the statement meant. 4w
Lin3han This was interesting to take! Thank you for sharing! 4w
PuddleJumper @slategreyskies I did the same 🤣 3w
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#readyourkindle I've got lots of books from stuff your Kindle day

@CBee

CBee 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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A Million to One | Adiba Jaigirdar
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Mehso-so

This was like reading a speed run, there was no depth and no details.

Very disappointing

PuddleJumper #roll100 January
#gottacatchemall Nickit - Heist or theft
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willaful Bummer, it's such a cool cover. 4w
PuddleJumper @willaful It's such a cool premise too 4w
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LoverOfLearning 5 star audiobook read for me! I love mythology 4w
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#bookspin is my #readordonate book and #doublespin I've started reading

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 1mo
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My list for #readyourkindle It's a mixture of work books and romance books.

I don't want to keep paying for KU so I need to read all the good books! 🤣

@CBee

CBee Awesome 👏🏻 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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January #bookspinbingo

I read both my #bookspin and #doublespin

Pretty happy with the month even if some of the books were terrible

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 1mo
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It‘s nearly February already! I thought I‘d post a monthly check in to see how we were all getting on

Congrats to @TheAromaofBooks who is the first person to catch a Pokémon! They caught Ponyta and Lapras in January

How we all doing? Are there any prompts that are particularly challenging? Want any recommendations?

Jari-chan Congratulations! I still need to log my books🙈 1mo
PuddleJumper @Jari-chan I have to sit down and log them. I forgot to do it book by book 🤣 1mo
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Kenyazero I'm logging steadily and caught one pokemon so far: Perrserker. I don't know yet if any prompts will be tough to fill. I'm not yet at the picking books strategically stage. 1mo
Laughterhp Is it still the same list from winter games? Or did you update this challenge for the new year? 1mo
PuddleJumper @Laughterhp It's a new year long challenge. Ask the information is here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ob9B6xEtuHlKAYrSRzkI_vDCx81Ji-1l 1mo
PuddleJumper @Kenyazero Ooo congrats! I think Shelmet will be difficult for me but at the moment I'm just reading and seeingv what fits 1mo
Laughterhp Oh okay! The google drive wants me to request access. 1mo
kwmg40 I haven't caught a Pokemon yet but I'm making steady progress! 1mo
PuddleJumper @kwmg40 ❤️❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! So at first I was using one book for multiple prompts, but I've realized that that isn't actually necessary, so my pace should be slower now that I'm using one book per prompt haha 1mo
Zuhkeeyah I forgot to log on the Google form! It's only two books but I'll add 'em. 1mo
Whollybologna I haven‘t logged them in the form but I‘ve been adding them to StoryGraph. I have to add a bunch more. I might have caught a Koffing? 🤔 1mo
PuddleJumper @Zuhkeeyah No worries, you can log them whenever 1mo
PuddleJumper @Whollybologna No worries, you only need to log them through the form if you want a graphic thing at the end. It's just easier for me to track that way 1mo
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks Haha I'm doing it the other way around. I'm going to try one book per prompt and then if that isn't working I'll use a book for multiple prompts 1mo
Whollybologna I think I just logged 20 books at once! Lol! Trying to figure out which book I haven‘t logged yet 1mo
PuddleJumper @Whollybologna I have to use a tracker or else I'd forget 1mo
SunnieK I‘m going to join, love longer challenges 1w
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Mehso-so

This series has gotten progressively more dull as it goes on. It relies too much on the soul-mate trope. None of the couples really talk, they're just perfect for each other blah blah

A plot was introduced in the second book and that has continued through into this one. Weirdly, the plot was a mistake. It makes the books more serious, I guess, or less romance fluff, and the author isn't very good at that.

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Stone Blind: A Novel | Natalie Haynes
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Pickpick

This is a good reference book for mat Pilates. The sections on apparatus and small equipment are really not worth it. It's well laid out with clear instructions, watch points and photographs.

This was published in 2010 and it felt like an older Pilates book. There are a few things I wouldn't do as a teacher but I know I was encouraged to do as a student many years ago.

PuddleJumper I recommend this, alongside other books, as a good reference book for new mat teachers. 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Got a few titles this month but otherwise sticking to the not naming books. It's working out better for me this way

#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Here are my picks for February #roll100

I already read The Christmas Jigsaw Murders so yay me!

I'm going to try and read Draakenwood since its a familair series that I enjoy. I've got A Million to One out from the library which was my January pick and I'd like to read that as well

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Blood Bound | Patricia Briggs
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This is my #readordonate for January. This has been on my shelf for ages and I keep starting it and stopping then ignoring it. It‘s become an obligation now which doesn‘t encourage me to read it!

Going to donate it and hope someone else will enjoy reading it.

@julieclair

robinb I enjoyed this series. 😊 1mo
julieclair Good for you! I, too, have several that now feel like an obligation. 1mo
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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January super-fast for me and I totally lost track of time! February is nearly here and with it comes the new #roll100 rolls

I wanted to go for a blue theme because February is usually cold where I am but I don‘t have many blue dice (obviously need some more to fill out my colour palette)

Roll 1 = 44
Roll 2 = 50
Roll 3 = 76

Tag me at @PuddleJumper if you want to share your reads!

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Read4life Yay! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Hey! Can I be added to taglist please! 😁 1mo
RaeLovesToRead That autocorrected to tagliatelle haha 1mo
triplem80 I would love to be added to the tag list. Thanks! 1mo
Kenyazero Sweet! I made it through 2 of my January reads. Keeping up so far! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
majkia YAY! 1mo
claudiuo Not sure how I missed this post, luckily others are mentioning it. Thank you so much for doing this every month! (edited) 1mo
PuddleJumper @claudiuo It was not posting my tags for ages. I had to keep posting over and over, looks like your name got lost in the process 🤦 1mo
julieclair Such pretty dice!! 1mo
Smarkies Yay for more dice! 1mo
MeganAnn Very pretty dice! Would you add me to your tag list? Wasn‘t sure if I was going to keep doing it this year but then I realized I missed it! 😆 1mo
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Pickpick

A human with no filter and a lot of thoughts gets sent to be judged by the demon Minos. They fall in lust then in love, there are some shenanigans and fated loves type thing and it‘s all a bit of crazy fun

PuddleJumper #ISpyBingo - Title and Author's Name in Different Fonts, Bare Chest, Red, Bald, Drawing, Alliterative Title, Smoulder, Brown Eyes, Arms Crossed, Punny Title, Horn or Antler @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#GottaCatchemAll - Dubwool - Character Has Horns

#LGBTQ2024 #LGBTQBookBingo Mythical Entity @Kenyazero
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Kenyazero This sounds like a wild ride 😆 1mo
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Mehso-so

This was the weakest book by Alexandra Benedict. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good, it was very middling but it was an ok festive murder mystery

PuddleJumper #ISpyBingo - Gold, Christmas Decor @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#GottaCatchemAll - Polteageist: Cosy Mystery

#BookChain2024 - The title of New Book is the same color as the title of Last Book @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Tentacle Wonderland | Reese Morrison
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Pickpick

Kinky porn with feelings at Christmas

PuddleJumper #ISpyBingo - Emo Hair, Brunette, Window, Steam or Frost, Snow, White Font @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#GottaCatchemAll - Wheezing: Features a positive change

#LGBTQ2024 #LGBTQBookBingo Seasonal @Kenyazero
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Kenyazero This title tells me at least half of everything I need to know! Haha this sounds like such a fun find! 1mo
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Rut | Reese Morrison
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Porn but with feelings

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm *quietly adds to stack* 👀 1mo
willaful @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm move along, nothing to see here... 1mo
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PuddleJumper #GottaCatchemAll - Wheezing: Nature is featured prominently

#LGBTQ2024 #LGBTQBookBingo Another country @Kenyazero

#BookChain2024 - New Book's title has fewer words than Last Book's title (or both titles have one word). @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 😂 1mo
Kenyazero Porn but with feelings should be the new title! Rut pales in comparison. 1mo
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Panpan

This is rather clunky and the pacing is off. This is marketed as adult fantasy but reads more like a YA novel.

There is no subtlety at all and the characters are one dimensional. Much of the plot is predictable and there was far too much sexual assault for my liking.

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
PuddleJumper #ISpyBingo - Moustache, Fire, Smile, Red Hair, Green Eyes, Thorns, Curly Hair, Two People, Gilding, Chain, @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#GottaCatchemAll - Sirfetch'd: Titled character (e.g, Lord, Lady etc)

#LGBTQ2024 #LGBTQBookBingo Free @Kenyazero

#BookChain2024 - New Book has a lower GoodReads or StoryGraph rating than Last Book. @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 1mo
Kenyazero I guess it lives up to the expectations set by the cover 😰 1mo
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Bone Collector | Onley James
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Panpan

I was going to use this for the AAPI square for #lgbtqia+bingo but decided against it because this isn't representation, this is fetishisation.

This isn't the only problematic aspect of the book. It's an age gap romance between a 37 and 21 year old. The younger MC is the son of the older MCs friends and he knew him as a baby. This is an instant no from me.

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PuddleJumper The ‘story‘ because there is no actual plot, is about a group of psychopaths and their handlers. The US government is training them to be whatevers.

Cool, dumb, whatever. Except the psychopaths are neurodivergent and the handlers neurotypical. This is brought up multiple times. It is a thing in this universe and just, no.

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willaful Ew. 2mo
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Crossing Blades | Hayden Hall
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Mehso-so

I was bored. I like my enemies to lovers with a lot less bitterness and toxicity

#doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
CarolynM In the last few weeks I‘ve started and discarded quite a few hockey romances that I‘ve had that feeling about. Think I‘ll avoid this one. 2mo
PuddleJumper @CarolynM I really want to find a good one. Hockey romances are my weakness 2mo
CarolynM Mine too😆 I assume you‘ve read all the usual suspects - Sarina Bowen, Rachel Reid, Avon Gale etc? This one‘s less well known but I really like it 2mo
PuddleJumper @CarolynM Probably not! I'll have a look, thanks. 2mo
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Mehso-so

This isn't bad or good. My niece's favourite animal is the amur leopard and I was looking for books for her birthday.

This is a great little book that gives an overview, habitat, life span etc. I don't think you need the book, you could get all this information off of a zoo and print it off yourself.

hannah-leeloo I've worked with these beautiful cats and they're amazing 🐆 2mo
Hooked_on_books What a gorgeous animal, though! 2mo
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Panpan

I cannot find any information on the author or their qualifications. It could be a translation issue but this reads like it was written by AI.

There are consistency issues, the syntax is awkward and it's unbelievably confusing to read.

Onto the content of the book, what is this book? What's it about? Who is it for?

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PuddleJumper The exercises are badly explained, there are no images, no guidance on springs, this is just rubbish.

I'm not going to add 102 to the database because it's equally shit
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Larkken O.o that does sound like AI-speak. wow. 2mo
Texreader Yes I‘m confused by this explanation too… 2mo
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CBee The stomach button 😂😳 2mo
Faranae If it's a bad translation, then it was a machine translation. One way or another, I'm not sure a human was involved at any stage ☠ 2mo
PuddleJumper @Larkken Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that! 🤣 2mo
PuddleJumper @CBee Cue it all the time. Well known stomach button! 2mo
PuddleJumper @Faranae That's what I was thinking if it was a translation. Someone needed to have read it before it got published 2mo
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Bailedbailed

Nope, I'm out at 5%. The writing is terrible.

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Pilates for Pregnancy | Jennifer Robinson
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Bailedbailed

This was a book I found through Kindle Unlimited and I can't find any information about the author and their qualifications.

The book is badly formatted. There are sections that just repeat what earlier sections say. This should have been tightened up into a smaller pamphlet style book.

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PuddleJumper It relies on stock photos which means most of the exercises aren't visually shown. The written instructions are not good enough to be used alone, there needs to be a visual element.

The content is shallow. I don't know who the audience for this is because if it's aimed at pregnant individuals there isn't enough information or guidance. What little there is, is sometimes not actually accurate.

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PuddleJumper There were no citations. Don't quote medical journals and not cite it.

There is a section on flexibility and mobility that doesn't seem to relate to anything. Most of the exercises are contraindicated for pregnant people and it doesn't say this. I think this is a general section but don't put it in a Pilates for pregnancy book.

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PuddleJumper A hypertonic pelvic floor presents the same way as an ‘weak‘ pelvic floor. Kegel style exercises are not always recommended and urinary incontinence is not proof your pelvic floor needs strengthening.

I know it's free and it's tempting to go for the free/cheap option but don't. There are so many good pre/post natal Pilates books or courses or videos. Go find them.

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dabbe #hailthebail! 🖤💜🖤 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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The final results for #wintergames are in!

#snowflakesquad came second with a total of 541,774 points! Amazing! Congratulations to everyone 🎉🎉

@BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @Faranae

BarkingMadRead 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
dabbe 🖤💜🖤 2mo
AnnR Well done! 👋🎉🎄 2mo
Faranae 🎉Go us (mostly the rest of you haha) 😁 2mo
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Mehso-so

This is another one of those books that is all vibes and no substance. There is no real plot, no tension, and everyone is just so perfect it's ridiculous.

There were a few things that killed it for me. In one conversation Max is told about the children's domestic abuse trauma and that Targan isn't his boss.

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PuddleJumper This apparently means he can hit on his not boss because it's not inappropriate anymore! Ignoring the two children that lost their home, lost a parent, moved in with someone they didn't know, and are dealing with all that. It's ok to disrupt this because it's not his boss. The whole thing is unbelievably inappropriate.

They start dating within 2 days of knowing each other and no one seems to find issue with this.

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PuddleJumper The other is that Max is the most perfect nanny to have ever nannied. There is never any tension with the kids even though they'd been through several traumatic events. He bakes cookies, sets up a routine and that's in.

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PuddleJumper It really bugs me when trauma is either used as a plot point and then dismissed or represented so shallowly. I know the point of the book is romance between the human manny (I hate that word) and his orc not-boss but if you wanted that dynamic then go about it in a different way.

I really want one of these monster safe haven small town books to be good.

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Faranae “manny“ is such a giant red flag right there ☠ 2mo
PuddleJumper @Faranae I thought it would be a gimmick for the title but nope! 2mo
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Panpan

There is not enough new material to justify having it as a separate book. I counted about 40 pages of new content. Total rip off.

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Mehso-so

This is a training manual for a teacher training course the author is running. I would assume that the course goes into a lot more detail but I'm going to review the book that I have.

I don't really know why this is being sold on Amazon. It should be used for her training course and not available elsewhere.

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PuddleJumper The pictures were great. A lot of time was spent on capturing movement transitions to show how you would move. There were photos on how to safely use the box which I thought was a great idea. A lot of manuals skip that and it can be hard to explain/demonstrate that to clients.

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PuddleJumper For every exercise you, as a teacher, should know the purpose of it, what muscles are working and how, and know why you are teaching it.

This book doesn't give you any of that information. It teaches you how to safely teach a series of exercises but not understand them.

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PuddleJumper If you aren't doing her course then I wouldn't recommend this book. There are books that are better (and cheaper). 2mo
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It was pretty close between Iron Widow and She Who Became the Sun but Iron Widow won out

#2023readingbracket

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It's the second in the series

#99ponkindle #ukkindledeal

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It was a library book and a TBR book. I didn't manage to grab the Christmas book before the library shut.

I'm still stuffed full of cold, lost my voice and dealt with 4 moronic clients that are really too dumb to exist. I'm sticking with my sports romances this month. Yes, I'm very grumpy.

#bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

Read4life Hope you feel better soon! 💙 2mo
BookishMadHatter Get well soon 2mo
Ruthiella Hope tomorrow is better! 🤞 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks I kicked off my new year with a stomach bug. 2024 has to go up from here, right!? 😂 2mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Final points tally for #wintergames #snowflakesquad

I got so many points from the last 2 games

AnnR Wow!!!!! 2mo
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I think most of them were read during #scarathlon and #wintergames

I react very positively to points gathering 😅

19 of them were from #roll100 and I'm hoping to actually get some more physical books read this year

Ruthiella Awesome! 👏👏👏 2mo
BookishMadHatter Way to go 👌 2mo
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Mehso-so

This is a well set up reference guide to over 100 Reformer exercises. These are supposedly the ‘traditional‘ exercises taught by Joseph Pilates.

This is an interesting book. It gives insight into how the apparatus was used, how the exercises developed, and how Pilates thought about the body.

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PuddleJumper For me, this was largely useless. Most of the exercises are not accessible to your everyday person. There isn't really any guidance on how to break the exercises down or how to adapt them.

That is fine but don't go into this thinking it's going to expand your Reformer repertoire. Half the exercises don't even need to be done on the reformer.
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PuddleJumper There are over 100 exercises and I'd say about 20 of them would be accessible in a class setting unless you are teaching very advanced and strong individuals.

I enjoyed it for the history and I could see where these exercises would connect to his Classical mat choreography. As a guide, no. The exercises that were useful to me I already knew.

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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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That was way more than I expected!

#gottacatchemall #wintergames #snowflakesquad

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willaful Aw. so close! 2mo
Clwojick You did so good though! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!!! 2mo
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