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daena

Joined May 2016

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#bookfitnesschallenge week 2 wrap up. Spent the last day of week 2 with my favorite type of self care, getting a much needed cut and color. Bring it week 3! #bfc #bfcr3 #TeamFitLit

Megabooks Awesome job!! 👏🏻👏🏻 4d
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 4d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4d
Dawnrod1970 Great job! 4d
kspenmoll That‘s great- glad you are taking care of you! 3d
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Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Finished my last #bookfitnesschallenge goal for the week. This week was not kind in helping me find my motivation to read or move my body. I dug deep. I felt mentally and physically drained. Thankful I could finish. Now to celebrate with a book and a blueberry lemon pop. #bfc #bfcr3 #TeamFitLit

wanderinglynn Your blueberry lemon pop looks delicious. 😋 Reset and refresh. Maybe do some self-care. 💜 Tomorrow is a new day. 5d
4thhouseontheleft Meeting goals during the tough weeks is so rewarding. You did it, which is empowering! Way to go! And that popsicle looks really yummy. 😋 5d
dariazeoli That popsicle looks good! Nice job pushing through this week! 5d
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Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Finished book 2 of 6 for #bookfitnesschallenge Gods of Jade and Shadow was wonderful, a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for sure. Next up will be these 2. Looking forward to digging in! #bfc #bfcr3 #TeamFitLit

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
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Put the books down to rock with the legend tonight 🤘🖤

TK421 Awesome! Slash is an incredible guitarist, and Myles Kennedy is one of my favorite front men in rock today. 1w
SamanthaMarie Slash inspired my brother to pick up the guitar. He listened to Guns N' Roses ALL of the time. So fun that you got to see him live!!! 1w
daena @TK421 agreed! Slash‘s guitar solos were breathtaking and Myles energy, range, and connection with the audience was stellar. (edited) 1w
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daena @SamanthaMarie it was super fun! 1w
TK421 Did they play Starlight? If so, how awesome was it? 1w
daena @TK421 Yes and it was very awesome. They closed with Anastasia, which I love. And did GNR‘s Night Train. The crowd went bananas for that one. 1w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Dobby and I are ready to take on week 2 of the #bookfitnesschallenge We will start with our walk tomorrow and then finish up this amazing book. I am anxious to see how it will end, but at the same time I don‘t want it to! Gosh this is such a remarkable read! #bfcr3 #bfc #TeamFitLit #dobby #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

4thhouseontheleft Sounds like a fantastic book! 1w
ChasingOm Oh man, this is one of my most anticipated reads of the year but I haven‘t bought it yet! 😂 1w
wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻 1w
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Week 1 check in for the #bookfitnesschallenge
It was a good kick off week, thanks in part to the kids back at school. After avoiding gluten all week, I caved a bit today and let my cravings get the better of me. I indulged in a non gluten-free baked good. Needless to say it made me super ill. Lesson learned...your body just can‘t tolerate some stuff...reach for the dark chocolate and wine instead! #TeamFitLit #bfcr3 #bfc

Megabooks Great job!! 2w
Dawnrod1970 Awesome job! 2w
dariazeoli Nice job! Enjoy that 🍷 😉 2w
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4thhouseontheleft We‘re in the GF boat together. It‘s hard for me to stick to it 💯 , and I always regret it. Overall you did an awesome job this week! 2w
llawela What are you using for logging? And congrats! 2w
daena Thanks @llawela I decided to keep it old school, and log in my planner. I used to use MyFitnessPal for that, but decided to change it up a bit. 2w
wanderinglynn Always reach for dark chocolate—that‘s my motto! 😉 Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week. 1w
kspenmoll Dark choc & wine sound good to me- great week! 1w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Dobby‘s appreciation for #bookloversday runs deep...as in deep sleep 😴 momma reading=cuddles #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #dobby

Dawnrod1970 How adorable! 2w
Balibee146 Awwww I call this look on dogs Sleepy Teeth 🐶😬🐶 2w
ladym30 So sweet!❤️ 2w
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Bookzombie 💕🐶 2w
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Hooked_on_books Look at his little teeth! I love it when my dogs do this. So cute. 🐶💙 2w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Moreno-Garcia created one badass character when she bestowed upon us the mighty Casiopea!

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Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Grabbed my library hold this morning after my gym workout, 2/2. Feeling a great sense of accomplishment that I think I‘ll allow myself to marinate in for a bit. #TeamFitLit #bfcr3 #bfc

ChasingOm Yay, great job! 2w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Beyond excited to start this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I tried, I really did. I attempted to check my own personal distaste for the “self help” genre and go all in with an open mind, but it didn‘t work. I appreciate the sentiments to autoimmune disease, but it just fell flat. One of my mini goals for #bfc was to have one book be a “self help” book, but alas this is not it. #bfcr3 #TeamFitLit

daena Thanks, @monalyisha I‘ll check my library for it! 2w
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Book 1/6 completed for #bfcr3 After doing my morning walk of 3 1/2 miles, in the disgusting humidity that is the south right now, I cooled off and finished this book. I totally see why Jeff Vandermeer is quoted on the back of the book, as its got some serious Annihilation vibes. There are connections to climate change as well. Bonus points for strong female protagonists and LGBTQ representation. A solid 3 1/2 ⭐️. #bfc #TeamFitLit

4thhouseontheleft I‘m 🤞 my fingers a storm comes along to break this humidity! My poor daughter is walking dogs for a neighbor at noon each day this week. 🥵 2w
daena @4thhouseontheleft seriously! Your poor girl, she must be wiped out by the time she is done. The humidity is draining. 2w
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Thank you, for your gifts. Rest in Power.

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Zumba Notebook | Landy Val
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Week 1 Day 3: got my 1/2 visits to the gym for a class in. I survived Zumba with all the uncoordinated rhythmless glory I could muster. #bfc #bfcr3 #TeamFitLit #bookfitnesschallenge

daena Sounds good @CaroPi thanks! 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 If that‘s an Apple Watch, @CaroPi is coordinating a #BFC group. 👍🏻 2w
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daena @CaroPi can I be added to your group? 2w
CaroPi @daena sure! Search for me in the sharing option of your activity. Karopi@gmail.com also in order to be able to see the post related with the progres in the apple watch I suggest to add the tag #applewatch it was not use before so it will be easier to find each other in Litsy :) (edited) 2w
AsYouWish Good job!!! 2w
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Walking the Dog | Elizabeth Swados
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Alright Monday morning I got you! Walked the 2 youngest kids to school, then looped back around and picked up my boy and continued on! I need to remember this feeling of accomplishment. #bfc #teamfitlit #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #dobby #applewatch

4thhouseontheleft Way to go! I am really going to miss my daily walks to/from my daughter‘s school. She starts middle school this year which is not in walking distance. 2w
Balibee146 Gorgeous pupster 🐕🐕 2w
daena @Balibee146 thanks 🧡 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
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#bfc #TeamFitLit Along with these goals I have also set out to accomplish a few other mini goals. I. Take my meds, vitamins, and supplements daily 2. Keep off gluten, eat less meat, and limit sugar intake 3. Out of my 6 book goal, include a “self help” and “professional” book (I‘ve recently finished grad school and I just landed my first job) 4. Remind myself that caring for “myself” is as important as caring for my 4 kids, partner and dog.

4thhouseontheleft We‘ll both be doing yoga for #BFC this round! 😃 Great goals! 2w
daena @4thhouseontheleft yoga for the win! Keeps me sane and my body hurting a bit less 2w
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Introductions | C L Stone
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4thhouseontheleft What a wonderful combination of strengths! You‘re not too far from me, just a few hrs down 85. 😃 We were in Atlanta for spring break this year! 2w
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Thinner | Richard Bachman
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Poolside with Uncle Stevie #losersclub #constantreader

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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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My mom has got all 4 kids for a few hours! So I‘m taking myself on a date today....alone. First up: a little reading and cappuccino before it gets too hot outside. Next: off to the art museum to see an exhibit. Yay!!

GypsyKat Awesome! Have a wonderful day! 1mo
julesG Have a wonderful day! 1mo
Christine Perfect - enjoy! 1mo
kspenmoll I so hope you enjoyed yourself! What a gift from your mom! 1mo
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The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Library loot! 📚

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Scored this gorgeous book at the library today ❤️🏳️‍🌈

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I need to give a shout out to the folks participating in the #bookfitnesschallenge While I missed sign ups due to conflict during deadline, and I‘ll admit my own personal hang ups with self care and exercise, I was so inspired and motivated by ya‘ll‘s accomplishments. This a.m. I braved the gym and took a class. Thank you for inspiring me! Bravo to your dedication and hard work. It has not gone unnoticed! My sore body will now read this book..

Hestapleton Way to go! That first trip seems to always take so much courage! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 If you still want to join Round 2, go fill out this form RIGHT NOW! https://forms.gle/WjsPZ6yaJy1XYwYd9 Or you can continue to participate unofficially.m and sign-up for Round 3. 2mo
daena @wanderinglynn done! Signed up! 2mo
wanderinglynn Got it! Welcome aboard! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Library haul pt. 2: graphic novels

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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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Library haul pt. 1

Megabooks Both good!! 👍🏻😁 2mo
Hooked_on_books I like how you‘ve color coordinated them. 😆 2mo
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Lucky | Gabrielle Bell
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The best cuddles lead to the loudest snoring #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #dobby

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Wendy | Walter Scott
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For the life of me I can‘t sleep.......guess I‘ll grab some graphic novels off of my tbr pile and dive in.

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Today was a lot. My littlest munchkin had surgery. I don‘t think I quite anticipated how worn out I would feel. The necessity to stay calm and strong knowing their fear, and the wait for wake up from anesthesia has left me spent. But alas, surgery was a success, we are now home, and like magic my book mail arrived. Now for couch cuddles, my little nestled in the crook of my arm, and a good book. Thanks for listening fellow Littens 💚

merelybookish Oh my, that does require a lot. Speedy recovery to your little person! 2mo
LeahBergen Hugs to you! ❤️ 2mo
Christine So glad you are home and that all went well! My youngest has lots of surgeries, big and small, and even the small ones are such a draining experience for both of us (esp. bc he considers anesthesia his mortal enemy and is NOT afraid to express that! 😝). Sending warm wishes for an easy recovery, and kudos to you for getting through it! ❤️ 2mo
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AmyG May your little one have a speedy recovery. Being a mother takes a whole lot of courage. 2mo
Theaelizabet My best to you and your little one. Been there. 💕 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Sending my best! 2mo
Jas16 Sending ❤️to you both 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Best wishes for a speedy recovery! ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Doing a little audio knitting this afternoon. I am really enjoying switching back and forth between audiobook and physical copy for the Outlander series. Especially the ability to speed up when bits seem to drag on tad. I do love the immersive effect of the narrators voice. #knittersoflitsy #audioknitting

julesG Like your yarn. 2mo
daena Thanks @julesG It is so soft and feels great in between the fingers. 2mo
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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I‘m going in! Wish me luck...

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I love Cantero‘s style, so I‘m of course stoked to start this one!

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Kaddish.com | Nathan Englander
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Next up from the library pile....I‘m really intrigued by this one.

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Scribe: A Novel | Alyson Hagy
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An interesting little story I found at the library recently. A mix of dystopian themes and magical realism, sprinkled with tales that have been passed down from generations before. A solid 3 1/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️‘s.

tpixie I love the cover! 2mo
daena @tpixie that‘s part of the reason I randomly picked it up off the shelf! 2mo
tpixie @daena book art has really come a long way!!! 2mo
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Next up...in this weeks awesome graphic novels from the local library...the story of the iconic Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide

nelehelen This looks great!! 3mo
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It | Stephen King
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1000 pages, 153 to go, in this epic story. I bumped up the #losersclub read to prepare for the second installment of the movie hitting theaters. I‘ve alternated between audio book and physical copy and it is nothing short of remarkable. Love this story. #constantreader

JanuarieTimewalker13 Me too!!! Oooh, I have to check when part 2 of film is coming out 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I just looked! September 6! I can‘t wait! 3mo
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Found this neat graphic novel at the library. Looking forward to diving in!

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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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About to begin the 4th story in this book. I have to say this collection really showcases King as a story teller. Each section is phenomenal. A true testament to the master of his craft. #losersclub #constantreader

erank58 This one was my favorite of the 4--enjoy 😊 4mo
Bklover This is such a great collection! 4mo
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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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Living my best life this Saturday morning 🌞☕️

Josiedlove Looks peaceful 4mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ve been holding this book in anticipation for months! I decided to save it as a gift to myself once I finished the semester. From the sound of everyone‘s reviews, it will not disappoint. So excited to finally start this!!!

Hooked_on_books What a fun bookmark! 4mo
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And just like that, the laptop is closed...I‘ve submitted my final grad school paper. #mlis #archives #gradschool

emtobiasz Congrats! 🎉 4mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎊🎊 4mo
monalyisha Woop woop! And I‘m just starting. 😅 Congratulations! 🎉 4mo
Schnoebs Congrats! I still have a few more weeks myself 4mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 4mo
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Put the books down to rock last night 🤘KISS!!!

DivineDiana What fun! 4mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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Giving myself a few hours this morning until I kick it into high gear. 3 weeks until my final project/paper is due...4 weeks until graduation!!!! #mlis #archives #gradschool

Karisa Congratulations! I just finished my Master's a few weeks ago. So much hardwork and dedication required. The end is in sight for you! 😀👍 4mo
daena Thank you @Karisa. I see the finish line. I‘ll high five you when I get there! Congrats on finishing! 4mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Just finished reading this for #bbbbc and I am blown away. What a book! It is more than a brilliant science fiction novel, but also a beautiful love story. It makes you think deeply about the choices you‘ve made. All you have done up until the point you are in your life now. Of how one decision can alter so much And if we should allow ourselves to get caught up in the what if‘s. Phenomenal story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Yeah, I found this surprisingly romantic, and my heart broke every time the wife not specific to his universe died. When she gets shot...😮😢. 5mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Catching up on #botmbuddyread this morning and ignoring the fact that I need to work on my final paper. Dobby is doing a great job of supporting this decision. #mlis #archives #gradschool #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #dobby

hermyknee 😍😍😍 5mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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#botm you did good this month. Literally wanted each selection but narrowed down to these 3.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My motivation for finishing my paper. I can finally read...until the next deadline. And damn is this book good! #botmbuddyread #gradschool #archives #mlis

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This book is already all kinds of craziness and I am loving it. #botmbuddyread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
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Joined my local independent bookstore‘s Signed First Editions Book Club and this is January‘s selection. So far one story in and I am hooked.

Pruzy I thought the first story was the most traumatizing! 6mo
daena @Pruzy so far it is! 6mo
Pruzy @daena Which one are you at now? 6mo
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I was in a major reading rut these past few weeks. New semester/last semester started, internship began, kids got the winter colds. This book has totally taken me out of the rut and I can‘t put it down! #lifeafterlife #buddyread #LAL2019

Pruzy Glad to hear it! That‘s what buddy reads are for, extra motivation! 👍 7mo
daena Thank you for organizing @Pruzy 7mo
daena Yes @Pruzy , big shoutout to @Ingerella as well!! 7mo
Ingerella So glad you are enjoying the book! 7mo
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Not too shabby for a mom of 4 in grad school. This year I intend to focus on making a dent in my endless tbr owned books, through way too many challenges that I‘ve signed up for. 🖤

Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
Samplergal Wow! That‘s GREAT! I didn‘t read anything except professional books and children‘s books when my kids were young. Sleep is what I wanted. Good for you! 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Mom of 4 and grad student...you go!! 🎉🙌🏻😊 8mo
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GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 8mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 8mo
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