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annahenke

annahenke

Joined April 2016

I live between the pages.
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Breathless | Beverly Jenkins
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Up next!!

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Rosalyn Landor doing these cat noises is EVERYTHING.

Johanna414 Yes!!! 2mo
wanderinglynn Love Rosalyn Landor‘s narration! ❤️ 2mo
annahenke @Johanna414 haha so fun! 2mo
annahenke @wanderinglynn she‘s such a talent! 2mo
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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! 2mo
annahenke @Johanna414 oh she‘s absolutely brilliant! It‘s so touch and go with narrators who really get into voices but she‘s marvelous!! 2mo
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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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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Little House on the Prairie | Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
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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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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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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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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! 3mo
annahenke @Kristin_Reads this was my first book by him but I was very impressed! 3mo
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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. ♥️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I loved these!! ❤️ 3mo
Bookgirl This cover….wow bringing some nostalgia 3mo
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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. 3mo
annahenke @Andrea313 mine too! It was lovely!! 3mo
annahenke @Bookgirl I know right? 3mo
annahenke @Smartypants oh Silverstein is another great one! I love revisiting for those reasons! 3mo
Asthecroweflies Farmer Boy was my favorite. 😊 3mo
annahenke @Asthecroweflies how interesting! I think you‘re the first person I‘ve met to think that! Curious why? 3mo
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 :) 3mo
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.” 3mo
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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) 3mo
Andrew65 That‘s a bargain! 3mo
slategreyskies I might get this with one of my credits. Thanks for the tip! :) 3mo
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annahenke @slategreyskies you‘re welcome!! 3mo
annahenke @CoverToCoverGirl would love to visit sometime! 3mo
annahenke @Andrew65 I was shocked and wanted to spread the word! 3mo
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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 4mo
annahenke @BennettBookworm thank you 🙏 4mo
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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. 4mo
BkClubCare The Willis has been on my list forever. 4mo
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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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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 🙈 5mo
annahenke @Enchanted_Bibliophile I‘m just catching up now!! 5mo
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 5mo
annahenke @Enchanted_Bibliophile just finished the third one and am about to start the most recent one that came out- very good! 5mo
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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 👏👏👏🥳 6mo
annahenke @Andrew65 thanks for hosting!! So fun!! 6mo
Andrew65 Pleased to hear you are enjoying it, 😊 6mo
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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 😊👍 6mo
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Love Talia Hubert! Excited to start this new one! #romantsy

monalyisha This was my favorite of the series! 💖 6mo
annahenke @monalyisha oh that‘s fun to know! 6mo
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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 👏🏻📚😊 7mo
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Excited for more from Julia Quinn! #bridgerton

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Tempest | Beverly Jenkins
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This was a pretty good historical western romance, mostly closed door love scenes. I liked it even if I found it pretty predictable and cheesy at times.

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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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Still loving this series. Third one this week! #scifi

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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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An absolute delight. In space. About a self dubbed “murderbot” android. Who likes tv. ❤️

Larkken I love these! 7mo
Twainy B&N needs to make a special edition containing all of the novellas 💕 7mo
annahenke @Twainy I would buy that! 7mo
annahenke @Larkken ❤️ 7mo
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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I‘ve heard so many unsatisfied reviews... I‘m nervous. 😬

AJBowers 🤷‍♀️ I liked it! 7mo
annahenke @AJBowers good to hear!!! 7mo
MartinaLove It's really good, so far. I'm enjoying reading it. 7mo
annahenke @MartinaLove finally some love for this book!! 7mo
Dasquirt8 I loved it! 7mo
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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I‘m totally loving this #scifi series! The humor is dry and just how I like it.

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot 7mo
TieDyeDude Network Effect is next on my list. How is the narration? I'm thinking of doing an audio reread of the series 7mo
annahenke @TieDyeDude I‘m doing the whole thing on audio and the voice is perfect! Very dry and dead pan (edited) 7mo
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Can we all just cry together because this is NOT the same audiobook reader as the others?! 😭 #theworst

Samreamer Ugh I do love the other audiobook reader!! This is a tragedy. 9mo
annahenke @Samreamer it is a sad day.. 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Reminded tonight of how much I love this book romance podcast! Have you ever listened to it??

Tera66 I love it too! 10mo
CoffeeK8 Me too! 10mo
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Well Played | Jen DeLuca
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So fun! If you like romance and renaissance fairs, pick this one up ❤️

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Girl Gone Viral | Alisha Rai
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I really appreciated this modern romance‘s sweet story and it‘s take on love with PTSD, as someone with that myself. I found it very true to form. Thankful to the author for telling this type of love story! #romantsy

TheatreSpaz Oh, now THAT sounds like something I should read. I have PTSD and I think I would like to read more stories about folks living with it. Thanks for the rec! 10mo
annahenke @TheatreSpaz yeah I would def give it a look! 10mo
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Wow, my first Alisha Rai, and I‘m so hooked! This was so fast paced and full of fun! Loved this dating app romance ❤️ #romantsy

Leelee08 I loved it too!💗 10mo
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Well Played | Jen DeLuca
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I loved the first book in this series (Well Met), so I immediately had to pick up book 2! These are super fun romances set on a small town renaissance circuit. So cute!

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A Brush with Shadows | Anna Lee Huber
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Finally getting back to this one... starting over as I don‘t remember now!

CoverToCoverGirl Such a GREAT series! 💖 10mo
annahenke @CoverToCoverGirl yes I love this one!! 10mo
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Warlord Wants Forever | Kresley Cole
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trying a new series after listening to the Fated Mates podcast!

CoverToCoverGirl Don‘t judge the series by this beginning.. the rest of the series is very good! .. this short story not so much. 10mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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This was kind of a strange book. Not my typical read, more of a thriller. It clipped along at a good pace and I was interested enough to finish. Overall though, the ending was pretty anticlimactic.

Reagan I agree. I enjoyed it but it was anticlimactic. 10mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Decided to finally give this one a try on audio... the narrator isn‘t great but we‘ll see if the story is good enough to grip me!

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The A.I. Who Loved Me | Alyssa Cole
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I didn't see the ending coming but loved this quick, fun read! Alyssa Cole is so versatile... I really love her historical romance but that was a pleasant surprise.

ChasingOm I fell in love with her Reluctant Royals series — I haven‘t read any of her historical novels! 10mo
annahenke @ChasingOm I highly recommend the Civil War era spy series! It‘s my favorite by her! 10mo
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Loving the bridgerton series!

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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1. Minnesota
2. The Thirteenth Tale
3. Throne of Glass
4. Sense and Sensibility
5. Outlander
6. Johnnyswim
7. Green
8. Fantasy
9. In my living room
10. Nope!

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Had to pause my current read in order to reread this great series as the final book just came out!

Am I the only one who rereads the entire series every time a new book comes out for my favorite authors?? Or am I nuts??

#tellmethetruth

MsMelissa I will reread depending on the series. The longer it is between books the more apt I am to re-read (I‘ve read Game of Thrones twice, for example). I likely won‘t re-read this one though. 12mo
annahenke @Book_Fiend_Melissa wow GOT is serious business! Haha don‘t know that I could handle that 😂 12mo
MsMelissa I don‘t think I‘ll be doing another re-read before the next book comes out. It will take me too long! 12mo
el_libro_de_ellie I am about to start the second book of the series, I really liked the first one. I haven't reread many books, mainly because I feel like there are so many others that I want to read. 5mo
annahenke @el_libro_de_ellie it‘s good!! The series certainly goes to unexpected places… 5mo
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Checking out the latest by an old favorite author... #amreading #sciencefiction #firstcontact

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#readathon I‘m so excited for the Bridgestone Netflix adaptation - reading this series for the first time and really loving it!

Have you read it?? What do you think of the trailer?

AutumnRLS I didn't know they were making that into a show! I have the whole series sitting on my romance TBR shelf. Will have to bump it up. Just have one more in a Balough quintet I've been meaning to get to. Well, that and the new Bromance Bookclub book that's coming out this week. My reading list is never caught up to my satisfaction ❤❤❤ 13mo
annahenke @AutumnRLS the trailer looks excellent!! You should move it up the TBR! 13mo
Jemgirl2014 A few of them. Years ago. I loved them but I lost track of the series. Looking forward to watching. 😊 13mo
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Jemgirl2014 Oh! Did you know Bromance has been optioned for a Netflix series too? Can't wait! 13mo
annahenke @Jemgirl2014 oh I did not! Exciting! 13mo
Jemgirl2014 @annahenke Totally! I know I'm going to be laughing for days when I watch that series. 😅 13mo
annahenke @Jemgirl2014 haha so true! 13mo
s-b The only historical romance series that I've read several times! I got my cousin and my sister on the Bridgerton train in anticipation of the Netflix series, both of them loved the books! 12mo
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So I‘m using this #readathon to finish up all the books I have going. At hour 10, I just wrapped up this behemoth.

I‘ve gotta be honest, this is one of my favorite series ever but I was not impressed with the ending. It dragged on and on! Still glad to have completed the story and know how it ends so it gets a so-so.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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This was pretty good but nowhere near as good as the rest of the series. It just kind of. Ended randomly in my opinion. Still, glad I finished the series! #readathon

Scochrane26 I didn‘t like it as much either. I heard she‘s writing one about Gallowglass—I‘m interested in that story. 13mo
annahenke @Scochrane26 oh that I would be very interested in 13mo
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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#readathon I‘m liking this book mostly, although the two timelines are a little too disparate for my taste.

I usually love dual time books. Do you??

Scochrane26 I sometimes like them, but it depends on the story. I can get tired of them. 13mo
annahenke @Scochrane26 I hear that. It definitely has to make sense for the narrative. 13mo
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Nightchaser | Amanda Bouchet
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Finished book one of the #24b4monday readathon! Overall, it was a swoony romance romp with a sci fi twist that I enjoyed. Was it cheesy and predictable? Yes. But sometimes that‘s totally okay with me. #romantsy

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Nightchaser | Amanda Bouchet
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Kicking off #24b4monday with this one.

I loved the Kingmaker series by this author, but this one doesn‘t feel as natural with the sci fi.

Have you read it? What did you think??

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Yup... this def sounds about right 🤣🤣🤣

(Book adjacent) ... it‘s snowing in MN so bring on the Christmas stories!

Reggie Lol 13mo
Reggie I would totally read/see that right about now. 13mo
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zezeki 😂😂😂 13mo
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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I‘ve been away from reading and Litsy for a bit, but so happy to have finally found my way back. Really enjoying this audiobook - a continuation of one of my favorite series.

Who else found it hard to concentrate on books in a pandemic? Lol. I don‘t know why... anxiety....fidgety - ness... etc.

But I‘m back, lovelies!

LeahBergen Hello again! 13mo
annahenke @LeahBergen hello, Leah!! 👋 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome back🌻My reading has been reduced a bit, but that‘s only bc I started a new hobby of Creative journaling in January. The pandemic really hasn‘t changed my reading. If anything, I‘m always eager to read and forget about the real world (edited) 13mo
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annahenke @JanuarieTimewalker13 thanks!! That‘s great - I‘m envious. I kept trying things and putting them down. Now I‘m so happy to be back in the groove again 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh good!! Enjoy📚❤️ 13mo
Copwithabook Yay welcome back! 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly Welcome back! I also struggled a lot with reading at first. I‘ve gotten into more of a groove recently. 13mo
Schnoebs It‘s a constant struggle for bad but I keep trying to push forward. How are you liking the book? Is it as good as the series? 13mo
annahenke @Copwithabook thanks friend! 13mo
annahenke @Clare-Dragonfly yay!! Same here. So nice! 13mo
annahenke @Schnoebs I am liking it! It had a bit of a slow start but into it now! 13mo
Vansa I really liked this series! I didn't mind the TV show either, quite fun and Matthew Goode ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
annahenke @Vansa same! And really liked the tv show as well 13mo
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Starting this. mass is a favorite, but not sure what I think of this yet.

CoffeeK8 I enjoyed this bit it took me a little to get into it 1y
Samary I‘ve never read this author before and I hear mixed reviews on this one. Only one way to find out though! 😁 1y
OnlyYoo I hope you love it! This book had me crying several times 1y
TravelsWithBooks I tried to listen to the audiobook, but it seemed too gratuitous, like now I‘m writing an adult novel, I can write all the sex I want to in it. I bailed early on. 1y
annahenke @kristyredden209 I get that. I felt like it got better as it went on! 13mo
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Finally got this library hold in! This is the book associated with my favorite podcast, By the Book. I‘m it, two comedians read and abide by a self-help book for two weeks, taking it seriously but also adding funny anecdotes. Loving the book version!

8little_paws oh I want to read this! I actually love the idea of this podcast but don't like actually listening to it and I think it would work *way* better for me in book form! 1y
annahenke @8little_paws I would definitely check it out in book form then! 1y
Sharpeipup I‘m still waiting for that one 1y
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Untouchable | Talia Hibbert
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I feel seen. Haha 😆

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I could write a book!!! 🤣🤣 1y
Bianca Yass, queen! 1y
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