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annahenke
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#superseptember day 1 @Andrew65

Finished:
📚Thirsty by Mia Hopkins

In Progress:
📖 A Gentleman in Moscow p. 165
📖 Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown 15%
🎧 The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 26%

Good progress!

Andrew65 A good start 👏👏👏 2w
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annahenke
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I found this story very compelling and inspiring. It‘s rare that you read a romance entirely from the hero‘s point of view, and I enjoyed getting into Sal‘s head. His discipline and journey to a new life out of prison was motivating to read about. I thought the development of the relationship between him and Vanessa felt authentic and cute. It was a bit too graphic for me at points. This is a world I don‘t know much about and it was fascinating!

annahenke #superseptember goal achieved to finish this book @Andrew65 !!! 3w
Andrew65 Well done 🥳 3w
Reggie I‘ve read the first two books in this series. Thanks for reminding me to go look up her 3rd. 2w
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annahenke
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Pickpick

I found this very intriguing. I am a person who struggles to not check notifications of new slack messages etc, so deep work can be hard for me. However, after reading this book, I‘ve been convinced to give it more of a go. #workbooks

BkClubCare Fabulous! Mind-focus is good for those neural paths in the brain, I bet. 🧠 3mo
annahenke @BkClubCare most definitely! 3mo
Sparklemn I'm struggling being back in the office with ringing cellphones, cubicle chatter, etc. I miss my quiet home! 3mo
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annahenke
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#twofortuesday

1. I‘m about 6 books behind my Goodreads goal for number of books. I had a slow to start to the year but have been tearing through books lately!

2. My only goal involving a book I own is to read the tagged book - the latest in the #outlander series

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView You got this! Thanks for playing 3mo
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annahenke
The Duchess Hunt | Lorraine Heath
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Pickpick

This was a good romp. Duke falls in love with secretary who‘s been assigned to find him a bride! ❤️#romantsy #romance #historical

jdiehr I just read the same story, but switch the Duke out with a Cowboy 😂🤠 3mo
annahenke @jdiehr lol giddy up I‘m there! 3mo
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annahenke
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Pickpick

Been a while since I‘ve read a good Scottish medieval times romance. Total change of pace! This had all the good - from warring Scots to lady of the manor to the guardian ward trope - it‘s a good one with unexpected twists! Worth checking out! #romance #romancelandia #fatedmates

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annahenke
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Pickpick

This was a two sitting read for me! Steamy hot start with it being set in a secret sex club where everyone wears masks. Loved the class crossing romance and the character development. My first Eva Leigh and will definitely be reading more! #romance #fatedmates recommendation

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annahenke
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First heard this recommended on one of my favorite podcasts #fatedmates - was delighted to find it while browsing the shelves at my local library today. Naturally, I had to check it out!! #romance

Julsmarshall I ❤️ #fatedmates too! And I‘m giggling at the sticker placement on that book! 3mo
everlocalwest Can't wait your review! I've only read her novellas in the DILF and RILF anthologies but both were great fun. 3mo
annahenke @Julsmarshall haha right on the face! 3mo
annahenke @everlocalwest loving it so far!! 3mo
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annahenke
My Lucky #13 | Piper Rayne
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this fun romance! Basically, there‘s this down on his luck hockey player who‘s had a string of losses. Then one night, he gets rejected by a hot social media manager who throws a drink in his face… and his luck changes! A susperstition is born. Flirting and sexy times ensure..

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annahenke
The Last Odyssey | James Rollins
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In the mood for an archaeological adventure!!

Reecaspieces And he has some of the bests! 4mo
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annahenke
Untitled | Unknown
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This Audible original is not in the database but I found it fascinating! A three hour popular science exploration of real science and how it relates to the science fiction we most love. Worth the quick three hour listen!

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annahenke
A Hope Divided | Alyssa Cole
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Really enjoying getting back into this historical romance series about Civil War spies.

Liatrek Loved this series 🙂 4mo
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annahenke
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#audiobook - wow this is so great so far! Loving the book and highly recommend this in audio. Amazing narrator!

Linsy That's always good to know! The narrator can really make or break an audiobook. 5mo
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annahenke
Ogilvy on Advertising | David Ogilvy
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Just starting my new work book. I like to have a “work book” going at all times. Reading nonfiction for 15 minutes is part of my morning routine. As a copywriter, glad to finally be getting to this classic.

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annahenke

“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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annahenke
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I‘m listening to this one in hopes of applying some of the concepts to my creative work. I am constantly distracted in the workplace and don‘t make blocks for “deep work” … yet. Convince me Newport.

Listening on audio, and I like the narrator!

BkClubCare I like your commitment to read work relevant for 15 min/day. Let me know how this one is? (If you review it, tag me ?) 3mo
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annahenke
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Pickpick

I was fascinated by this examination of Netflix structure and work culture. Working at a startup, I received this book when I started there. So glad I finally got it finished. Favorite actionable item: the four step framework for giving constructive feedback and how to receive it.

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annahenke
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Pickpick

I liked this even though I was surprised it was more erotica than romance in my opinion, which I didn‘t realize when I started. New experience! Haha

First book finished for the #readathon

Andrew65 Great👏👏👏 8mo
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annahenke
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Starting this one for the #readathon. A gift from my mom for my birthday last month. I‘ve been reading a lot of romance and sci fi so excited to dive back into historical fiction with this novel!

IuliaC Currently reading the same one 😊 8mo
annahenke @IuliaC nice!! Let me know what you think - I‘m definitely liking it so far! 8mo
IuliaC @annahenke I've read about two thirds this week and I am really enjoying it! It started a bit slow but after a few chapters I felt absorbed by the story and now I just can't put it down! 8mo
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annahenke @IuliaC nice! I‘m about 100 pages in and really enjoying the writing style. 8mo
Andrew65 Love this book! 8mo
Sherlockmarie Awesome, good to hear you like it so far. This was the pick for my book club for February. I‘m patiently waiting for my copy to become available from the library. I can‘t wait to start. 8mo
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annahenke
A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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#wondrouswednesday

1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - birthday gift from my mom

2. Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon - Christmas gift for mom

3. Favorite love story: The Rosie Project ❤️

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annahenke
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Finally starting this series. I tried the audiobook once but didn‘t like the narrator so going with ebook. I was turned on to this series by the Fated Mates podcast, which I‘ve avidly listened to for years. Think I‘ll finally read this and go back to the episodes that cover it! #romance #swoonathon

Linear These are my guilty pleasure. The story through them all is neat. And each couple have their own kinks and issues. I named my cat after one of the characters lol 8mo
annahenke @Linear love it!! 8mo
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annahenke
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Started this book a long time ago but didn‘t finish it. Diving back in!

tokorowilliamwallace I love personality science and psychology books. 8mo
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annahenke
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Next read!

readordierachel This was a fun read. Enjoy! 9mo
CaramelLunacy I have been really impressed with these on audio, too. 8mo
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annahenke
Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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Pickpick

Another book down for #20in4. This is book 4 finished, though some were begun before and just completed.

I love Charles Duhigg‘s research and practical approach to productivity. Pro-tip: don‘t skip the appendices in this one!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
rabbitprincess Ooh I liked The Power of Habit so will have to check this out! 9mo
tokorowilliamwallace I love all the extra stuff in books, such as appendices. 9mo
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annahenke
Catwoman: Soulstealer | Sarah J. Maas
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Pickpick

This one has been on my “currently reading” pile for awhile so feels good to finish it! It had kind of a slow start in my opinion but I liked it once it got going.
#20in4 #readathon

Andrew65 Always great to get books finished off. 👏👏👏 (edited) 9mo
Sienopoli Try Wonder Woman:Warbringer 8mo
annahenke @Sienopoli I really loved that one! 7mo
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annahenke
Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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My next read for the #20in4 readathon. Getting some great, motivating nonfiction in before the end of the year!

Andrew65 Looks good. 9mo
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annahenke
The Vanished Days | Susanna Kearsley
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Pickpick

Long one of my favorite authors, I really enjoyed the latest Scottish historical fiction novel from Susanna Kearsley. Unlike many of her other books, this was more mystery than romance. But I like it just as much!

If you‘re a Diana Gabaldon fan or a historical fiction lover but you want something a little more fast paced, check this out!
#20in4

Book two done for the readathon!

Andrew65 I need to read this, love her books too. 9mo
annahenke @Andrew65 it‘s up to her usual standard - I hope you enjoy! 9mo
Andrew65 @annahenke Thanks 😊 9mo
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annahenke
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A reread for the end of year as I prepare to crush some new goals. #20in4

I like this take on habits because it covers personal and professional habits and I think it‘s so helpful.

First full book finished!

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 9mo
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annahenke
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My year in books! Not as many as some years, but still happy to have met my goal. 💯

CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉 9mo
Shamzi Well done!!! 9mo
Ruthiella Excellent! 👏👏👏 9mo
Kimzey Congratulations! 🍾🎊 9mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 9mo
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annahenke
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Joining the readathon! This is my fist book. It‘s a reread. I always like to read a book about habits right before the new year as I contemplate what changes I want to make as far as resolutions.

#20in4 #NewYearSpecial

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 9mo
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annahenke
The Vanished Days | Susanna Kearsley
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I LOVE Susanna Kearsley. Excited to finally be getting to this one!

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annahenke
Breathless | Beverly Jenkins
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Up next!!

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annahenke
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Rosalyn Landor doing these cat noises is EVERYTHING.

Johanna414 Yes!!! 12mo
wanderinglynn Love Rosalyn Landor‘s narration! ❤️ 12mo
annahenke @Johanna414 haha so fun! 12mo
annahenke @wanderinglynn she‘s such a talent! 12mo
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annahenke
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Next up in my quest to read all of Julia Quinn A shed such a favorite! I especially love her dialogue 👏

Johanna414 I always have one of her audiobooks going... that I listen to as I go to bed. Rosalyn Landor has such a great voice! 12mo
annahenke @Johanna414 oh she‘s absolutely brilliant! It‘s so touch and go with narrators who really get into voices but she‘s marvelous!! 12mo
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annahenke
The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Pickpick

I was so emotional reading this book. This was a very deeply thoughtful romance with depictions of trauma and also being on the spectrum that felt incredibly genuine. I loved it but it was a little heartbreaking.

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annahenke
Little House on the Prairie | Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
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Pickpick

I‘ve been revisiting this series on Saturdays and read this one today - I still enjoyed it but this is mostly set in “Indian Country” and much of it is of it‘s time and a bit troubling except for Pa‘s perspective.

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annahenke
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Pickpick

Wow. I am just exploring essays and I was blown away by this collection from Alexander Chee. I was challenged as a writer to think more deeply. I was moved as a human on rights issues. It was also a very fitting book to read at the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. This was quite by accident. But I was in tears at the last essay i was so touched. Highly recommended.

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annahenke
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I remember enjoying this years ago. After seeing the Amazon trailer, I decided to revisit by audio! Let‘s see if it holds up.

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annahenke
Life of the Beloved | Henri J. M. Nouwen
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I am Christian who has been been feeling very disconnected from God lately. My friend recommended this to me a long time ago and I finally read the short volume on this sunny Sabbath.

I really loved it - very thought-provoking and moving. Highly readable.

Kristin_Reads Love Henri Nouwen! 13mo
annahenke @Kristin_Reads this was my first book by him but I was very impressed! 13mo
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annahenke
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On the cusp of autumn, I felt a nostalgic longing for a return to the Big Woods. Yesterday was chilly and rainy, so I made myself a cup of tea and cozied up in my quilt and read this one aloud while my fall candles burned.

Some children‘s books seem so trivial and silly when you revisit them, but this classic is so fully of light and substance. Like a warm hug and a loving family.

Adore it still.

Andrea313 This is one of my forever favorites! Sounds like you had a perfect day. ♥️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I loved these!! ❤️ 13mo
Bookgirl This cover….wow bringing some nostalgia 13mo
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Smartypants I feel the same way about my childhood favorites. Whenever I need a pick me up, I turn to Shel Silverstein. Books of my youth bring me such comfort and a remembrance of easier, simpler and joyful times. 13mo
annahenke @Andrea313 mine too! It was lovely!! 13mo
annahenke @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks such a classic! 13mo
annahenke @Bookgirl I know right? 13mo
annahenke @Smartypants oh Silverstein is another great one! I love revisiting for those reasons! 13mo
Asthecroweflies Farmer Boy was my favorite. 😊 13mo
annahenke @Asthecroweflies how interesting! I think you‘re the first person I‘ve met to think that! Curious why? 13mo
Asthecroweflies @annahenke I loved the way she described the simple things such as the food his mother made for him and his family. I love descriptive writing :) 13mo
Asthecroweflies @annahenke “Eliza Jane opened the dinner-pail on her desk. It held bread-and-butter and sausage, doughnuts and apples, and four delicious apple-turnovers, their plump crusts filled with melting slices of apple and spicy brown juice.” 13mo
Sparklemn @Asthecroweflies I love Farmer Boy, too, for the same reason as you. 😊 10mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery
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So I bought this based on the sample from audible and it‘s 6 of the 8 books in the Anne Shirley series and so far WOW! The narration is amazing!! So worth the ONE credit.

CoverToCoverGirl I spent many summers with family camping on Prince Edward Island and visited all of the locations on the Island many times. It‘s beautiful. (edited) 13mo
Andrew65 That‘s a bargain! 13mo
slategreyskies I might get this with one of my credits. Thanks for the tip! :) 13mo
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annahenke @slategreyskies you‘re welcome!! 13mo
annahenke @CoverToCoverGirl would love to visit sometime! 13mo
annahenke @Andrew65 I was shocked and wanted to spread the word! 13mo
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annahenke
Untitled | Anonymous
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I‘ve been doing a lot of my own writing recently and thought it would be fun to share a vignette. #originalwriting #haiku

BennettBookworm I love this!! Thanks for sharing 14mo
annahenke @BennettBookworm thank you 🙏 14mo
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annahenke
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Book mail is the best mail! Especially from friends on litsy! Thank you for the kind gift, surprise extra book, and sweet note @Jas16 cheers!!

Jas16 Absolutely my pleasure. Hope you enjoy. 1y
BkClubCare The Willis has been on my list forever. 1y
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annahenke
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Wow. Just blown away by this essay collection so far. Every one is sharp, meaningful and to the point but full of detail. #fangirling

I‘m doing research for a magazine article I‘m writing a submitting soon and this was a great book to start with.

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annahenke
Mime Order | Samantha Shannon
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Relistening is to this series in preparation to read the new one!! #fantasy

Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm so behind with this series 🙈 1y
annahenke @Enchanted_Bibliophile I‘m just catching up now!! 1y
Enchanted_Bibliophile I read the first book when it was published; and bought all the others on publication day. But never read any of them 1y
annahenke @Enchanted_Bibliophile just finished the third one and am about to start the most recent one that came out- very good! 1y
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annahenke
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#readathon #nutsinmay @Andrew65

First goal completed!

Loved this first book in the Rokesby series, which is a companion series to Quinn‘s mega popular Bridgerton Family Saga.

Really enjoyed this family friends to lovers romance!!

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🥳 1y
annahenke @Andrew65 thanks for hosting!! So fun!! 1y
Andrew65 Pleased to hear you are enjoying it, 😊 1y
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annahenke
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Jumping into the #readathon

My goals are:
🗝 Finish Because of Miss Bridgerton
🗝 Finish Breakthrough Advertising
🗝 Read 1 more TBD book!!

@Andrew65

This should be fun!!

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1y
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annahenke
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Love Talia Hubert! Excited to start this new one! #romantsy

monalyisha This was my favorite of the series! 💖 1y
annahenke @monalyisha oh that‘s fun to know! 1y
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annahenke
Untitled | Unknown
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1. Getting to attend big self development and business conferences for free - like the Own Your Future Challenge happening now!

2. Advocate for yourself more and be confident in your capabilities.

3. Shower.

4. Turn on my essential oil diffuser - lavender blend.

Thanks for the tag @Mrs_B
@Eggs

Eggs Mmmm lavender! Thanks for the great responses 👏🏻📚😊 1y
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annahenke
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Excited for more from Julia Quinn! #bridgerton

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