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dariazeoli

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Twitter/Instagram/Goodreads @dariazeoli DA-ree-uh. Vegan. Reader of books. Roller of eyes. NJ, born & raised. My TBR stack is a mix of owned and unowned books!
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It‘s my 3rd Litsyversary!

Thanks to all of you who‘ve brought books and friendship into my life. I am grateful ❤️

DGRachel Happy Litsyversary!! 7d
Megabooks 🎉📚🥳🍾🥂 7d
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 7d
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Texreader Congratulations!!!🎉🎈🎊 7d
BoleyBooks 🎉👏👏🥳📚 Happy day! 7d
Mitch Happy days 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
Bookwormjillk Congrats 🍾🎉🎈🎊 7d
vivastory Happy Litsyversary 🙌🎉📚🤘 7d
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 7d
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🎉📚 7d
julesG Happy Litsyversary 🎂🎊🎉 7d
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversery 🎉 🎊 📚 📖 7d
AnansiGirl Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎊📚🥳📚 7d
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉🙌🏽📚📖 7d
Kappadeemom Is there an easy way to figure this out? I‘ve been on here for almost 4 years and can‘t imagine scrolling back to my first post! 6d
Erofan Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 6d
CaitZ Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 6d
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 6d
Crazeedi Happy Litsyversary! 6d
DaveGreen7777 Happy LitsyVersary! 😀🎉 6d
LeahBergen Happy Litsyversary! 📚 6d
readordierachel Yay! 🎉🎉 5d
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary! 5d
Eyelit Woo hoo! 🎉 5d
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Well, Halloween is over! That means there‘s another six weeks of busy season ahead! I‘m headed to the office this afternoon to catch up on some things.

I‘ve been terrible at birthdays this year, and for that, I am sorry. I plan on doing better with Christmas cards, though! I wonder if I can convince Mom to address my envelopes like she did last year 🤔

I hope everyone is well. I miss this place. 😞

AmyG 😘😘😘 1w
4thhouseontheleft It is a busy season! Glad you found time to pop in and say hi! 🥰 1w
Megabooks Miss you, too! Take care. 💜 1w
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Aside from Beartown, these are the books you voted for a few weeks ago, and so these are the books I‘ll attempt to tackle before 2020! Thanks for the suggestions. I seem to have a pretty good peak to tackle as I continue to scale #MountTBR!

Amiable I loved “Lillian Boxfish” —so good! 2w
AmyG They are all so different. And all good books. (edited) 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved LB too!! 2w
StellarDoc "Late Returns" was my favourite from Full Throttle! 2w
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Well, it appears my Sunday has been decided by #hoopla and The Weather Channel...

How are you, Litsyverse?

Mimi28 I just found out I‘m going through peri menopause and I am having hot flashes so going out in the rain was awesome for me today!! I want to go back out!! Lol, I know I‘m goofy, stupid hormones, lol 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️😂😂 2w
merelybookish Snow for us for the next four days! 😬😬 2w
ljuliel Grey, cold and raining here too. Good weekend to stay in with a book 📖 2w
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Check your Amazon account! The US store gave me this deal and I may have totally took advantage of it with some new releases!

#kindledeal

baes Oh nice! Where did you see this at? In the store, your email? 3w
baes Okay found it. Mine says spend $60 and get $40.... 3w
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On Being 40(ish) | Lindsey Mead
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Finishing up this book today. Also, hi 👋🏻

I had a lot of intentions for the year I turned 40. Climbing Mount TBR. Completing #192019. Being up on birthdays and #jb correspondence. Reader, I failed at all these things.

I still intend on answering my #justbecause mail. I‘ll read what peaks my interest. But I need to not be so hard on myself when I don‘t make goals.

What intention did you miss the mark on this year? What did you learn?

AmyG Every year I try to be more patient. I try to worry less. I did accomplish the “worry less” part a bit....things will be what they will be. And at patience....I do better at some times than others. We all fail as It‘s part of being human. Just keep trying. I‘m doing thr “On Being 60ish”. Just the # is a challenges. Yikes...when the hell did that happen? (edited) 3w
Librariana I don't think I set any for the year I turned 40 😳🤔 I think I'd just rather be pleasantly delighted/surprised by what I accomplish and grateful for the things that happen. I think I've gotten better at setting realistic goals (when and if I do) rather than setting the bar too high and then being disappointed. Above all, I try to be gentle with myself. I hope you will be, too 😊💗 3w
marleed Omg, I‘ve missed so many. But I try to pay attention to what I accomplish and not to track what I miss, just let it go. I‘ll add the misses back to 2020 - like getting and using a passport! 3w
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I can‘t believe I forgot to read yesterday!

On the bright side, the pressure is off to keep that streak up.

(PS: my Twitter Halloween costume is Annie Wilkes.)

AmyG GASP! 🤣 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! That‘s amazing!! It‘s true, at least the pressure is off!! I would fail that challenge in a week. Lol 1mo
4thhouseontheleft That‘s an incredible streak! 1mo
JacqMac Wow! That‘s impressive. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Good morning! Starting Monday with the Central Perk special!

(It‘s just black coffee. Apparently it leaves a shadow near the nose 😉)

Anyone want to join in? Take a photo with your Monday morning beverage!

#mondaymorningbeverage

Avanders 😍😍love it! (I‘m still about an hour away from my Monday morning beverage... I‘ll try to remember!) (edited) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Monday 💗💗 1mo
AmyG Have a wonderful week! 1mo
marleed I love these pics! 1mo
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You may remember seeing all of these #TBR books on the same shelf a long time ago. The final three months of 2019 are upon us; it‘s time I read some of them! I‘m polling over on Instagram, but had to include Litsy!
Pick your top two choices!

#mounttbr #shelfiesunday

AmyG Wow this is hard. Some really good books. I‘d pick Olive Kitteridge and Empire Falls. 1mo
Tonton Empire Falls、 and counting as one、 all three by Galbraith . 1mo
Librarybelle Awesome stack! I‘d vote for the Galbraith books (if you start Cuckoo‘s Calling, if you‘re like me, you want to read the rest) and Olive Kitteridge (because the new one featuring Olive is debuting this fall!). 1mo
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Samplergal Empire Falls. Excellent book. Also Lillian B Takes a Walk. It‘s a quick read, but also has some meaty topics. If you love NYC, it‘s almost a bit of a love story to the city as well. (edited) 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Olive, Empire, and Lillian. 👍🏼 1mo
julesG Cuckoo's Calling - you'll probably want to read the rest right after 1mo
Biverson12 Sarah‘s Key and Olive Kitteridge! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (because I would love to see your review) and Lillian ❤️ 1mo
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Happy Birthday to the Bagginses! #HobbitDay

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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 7

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

Addison_Reads Great choice! Such an important read. 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 6

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

erinreads Thought about this one! Love love love The Breakfast Club. 💕 2mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 5

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

thebluestocking Such a good cover. 💙 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 4

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

AmyG Loved this book. 2mo
JoScho Love this one. 2mo
dariazeoli @AmyG @JoScho Right? I enjoy a lot of Sheffield‘s writing 2mo
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Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time | Caprice Crane, Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 3

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

Susannah This is a wonderful story—and I say that having only read the summary! 🐷❤️ (edited) 2mo
dariazeoli @Susannah Agreed! Esther‘s Instagram is pretty wonderful, too! 🐽 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 2

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

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Thanks for the tag, @Eyelit 👍🏻

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Have you been tagged yet? If not, you‘re it! Join the fun!

Eyelit 🧡 both covers are gorgeous! 2mo
LeahBergen I can never decide which of these 2 covers I like more ... 🤔 2mo
dariazeoli @Eyelit @LeahBergen Right?! They did a great job with both editions 2mo
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#BFCr3 #TeamFitLit

I‘m glad that I found a goal to strive towards during Round 3. Decluttering is an ongoing task I plan to keep up!

In other news, all the #audiowalking has paid off! Though my blood pressure and weight are higher than I‘d like, my other bloodwork was stellar this week at my annual physical. This challenge is at least partly responsible 😉

Thanks, Lynn, for wrangling all of us up, and thanks to my team for finishing with me!

4thhouseontheleft @dariazeoli That is fantastic news! I‘m so happy for you. 🎉🎉🙌🏽 2mo
Trashcanman Woooot wooot! 2mo
TheSpineView Way to go! 2mo
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Jerdencon Awesome job!! 🎉 2mo
Dawnrod1970 Great job! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
eri.reads That is great news!!! Keep it up! 🥳 2mo
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The Discworld Atlas | Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
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Wow! Looks like #Discworld has been added to Hoopla! Sharing for #OokBOokClub

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#BFCr3 #TeamFitLit

I‘m still managing a book a week while walking, and I‘m still on the declutter train. Found all of this expired stuff in my closet. Organization means squat if you can‘t see it and don‘t use it!

Dolly Most of my stuff is expired. I plunk it in front of me where I can‘t miss it and use it until it‘s gone. 😒 (edited) 2mo
Ash.on.the.line This is what I‘ll be doing in a bit! It‘s nice to get rid of stuff one no longer uses! 2mo
BookNAround @Dolly I do the same. I‘m too cheap to throw it out if I paid for it but once I came to the put it on the counter in my line of sight and use it daily until it‘s gone policy (I‘m usually a tuck it all away person), I have worked my way through a ton of stuff. And I‘m ridiculously pleased with myself when I finish something I‘ve had for years or moved from state to state multiple times. 2mo
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TheDaysGoBy I‘ve been working on decluttering a bit too. Amazing the stuff you find that you forgot you had 😂 2mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 2mo
Smrloomis Glad to know I‘m not the only one 🙈 😂 2mo
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#weekendplans

What are you reading this weekend?

AmyG I am halfway through Edward - Ann Napolitano. About a boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash. Have a good weekend, Daria! 2mo
Jerdencon @AmyG I just finished that book this week - thought it was pretty good. 2mo
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Jerdencon Starting tonight 2mo
AmyG @Jerdencon I am really enjoying it. A friend loved it. 2mo
larah17 I'm making my way through the Game of Thrones books - on the 5th book this weekend! 👑 2mo
AnansiGirl Friday night reading plans with 2mo
Branwen Right now I'm working on Hollow Kingdom! 2mo
RamsFan1963 I hope to get a big chunk of this finished since I'm off Sat & Sun. 2mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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These are the books I brought with me into September. Here‘s to finishing them before October! #currentreads

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#BFCr3 #TeamFitLit

Finished another audiobook while walking this week. I also managed to clean up my nightstand. I‘m trying to declutter at least one thing each day for 40 days... even if it‘s only a paperclip!

My lower back is hurting me tonight. The older I get... 🤷🏻‍♀️

lauren.lerner I was not informed properly that getting older meant back pain and I demand a refund. Also some arnica/CBD cream to treat said pain, tsym. 😉 (edited) 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sounds like you‘re making great organizational progress. Want to come do my house when you‘re done with yours? 😉😂 2mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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“For me, becoming isn‘t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn‘t end.”

Some motivation for #TeamFitLit, all the #BFCr3 gang, and anyone else who needs it!

4thhouseontheleft 💙💙 2mo
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#BFCr3 #TeamFitLit

Weather was amenable to walking today so I made progress on my 3rd audiobook for this challenge!

My goals continue to evolve. I spent some time making this list of every drawer, shelf, & space in my bedroom. I aspire to be a minimalist, but there‘s entirely too much stuff in this house - 3 generations‘ worth as family dies! This is a step towards a sanctuary I can escape to.

Plus, I like adding checklists to my planner 😉

BookwormAHN Nice job. I've been working on some of that myself 🍀 3mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 I love lists. 🗒🖋✅ 3mo
Jerdencon Like your checklists! I love making lists but then forget to keep up with them! Lol 3mo
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BookBabe I can relate to “aspiring to be a minimalist but the house is too full”! Great checklists. I‘m planning to do some purging too. 2mo
dariazeoli @BookwormAHN Ah, then good luck to you, too 😉 2mo
dariazeoli @wanderinglynn Thanks! 👍 2mo
dariazeoli @Jerdencon it‘s a never ending cycle, isn‘t it? 2mo
dariazeoli @BookBabe aspiring minimalists with crowded houses, unite! Good luck with your purge. 2mo
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To everyone I owe a letter, please know I‘m truly sorry I haven‘t responded yet. I feel like the summer got away from me as I‘ve been trying to work on my health and prepping for busy season at work.

Thank you for your kindness and for the community we build here. ❤️

Purrfectpages All I can say is, same. 3mo
dariazeoli @Purrfectpages Must be a Jersey thing 😉 3mo
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#BFCr3 #TeamFitLit

I‘m obviously in need of a goal change, so for Week 3, I‘ll be focusing on gratitude. I have a new guided journal from The Happy Planner which should help me to do this. I hope to fill out 4 daily pages this week.

wanderinglynn Great goal adapt! 👍🏻 But how do you figure out .39 of a book? 😂 3mo
dariazeoli @wanderinglynn I track audiobooks on the Leio app by percentage. Easy with Libby but with Hoopla I break out the calculator 😁 3mo
wanderinglynn Ah! Now it makes sense! 😂 3mo
kspenmoll Love your focus on gratitude. My son still (adult) tells me what he is grateful for at the end of a day. We starting doing that since he was a tiny thing. He needs it. While I am a positive person, he tends catastrophes & suffers from anxiety so it is important to stop & find somethi g to be grateful for each day. ❤️ 3mo
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Deep Thoughts | Jack Handey
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I was watching a Booktube video where the booktuber pointed out there‘s no possible way to read all the books in the world. Then I thought, if I live to be eighty, maybe I‘ve got 4000 more books in me.

That doesn‘t seem like enough! 😫

4thhouseontheleft I sometimes get seriously stressed at the thought of all the books that I will inevitably leave unread by the end of my life. #booknerdproblems 3mo
LiteraryinLititz You‘re so right! You know, that is part of why I don‘t mind bailing on books. Of course I‘ll like some books more than others, but if I‘m really not feeling it, I move on! 3mo
TheSpineView I know! It is depressing to think I will not live long enough to read what I own right now. 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I try not to think about that. It's too overwhelming. Just one book at a time. 3mo
Cortg Well, that‘s depressing! I want to read all the books, and my Goodreads TBR is over 1,000 books 😢 3mo
Crazeedi @LiteraryinLititz it's why I bail 3mo
Crazeedi @TheSpineView yep, I get very depressed when I think about it. Especially when I've found so many interesting books here, in addition to all the ones I already wanted to read....☹ 3mo
Crazeedi Just don't think about it... 3mo
TheSpineView @Crazeedi Good suggestion! 3mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Thanks for the tag, @Susanita !

1. Fried foods. But they‘re so tasty!
2. Hmm. I upgraded to an iPhone XR, so that!
3. I‘m still in the middle of the tagged book!
4. Hi @Bklover 👋

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗👏🏻🤗 3mo
Bklover Hi Daria!!! Thanks for the tag. 💕💕 3mo
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Bad Influence | William Sutcliffe
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I can‘t buy any more books when I have stacks on #MountTBR and have only read ten I own this year.

But that doesn‘t mean you can‘t. 😉

Lovesbooks87 I saw this and I thought about all the books I saw on Book Outlet that I "need." But so far I have been strong and haven't gone on the site! 3mo
Crazeedi Please don't tempt me!!🙄 3mo
dariazeoli @Lovesbooks87 Good willpower! 💪 3mo
dariazeoli @Crazeedi Sorry 😉 3mo
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I‘ve been reading this series on #Hoopla. I like my graphic novels in collection format, and I‘ve finished Books 1 & 2.

Gods who die after 2 years of fame and adoration. Conspiracies, misdirection, and some nice artwork.

Sg1224 Do you have a favorite character? 3mo
dariazeoli @Sg1224 hm, good question! I liked Inanna in Book One. In Boon Two, I liked Baphomet. Apparently I like opposites 😁 3mo
Sg1224 @dariazeoli haha must be a Gemini...jk. I really liked Amaterasu-best costume! 3mo
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#BFCr3 #TeamFitLit

The Ten Percent Happier app sends an alert to my phone every morning at 7, when I‘m already en route to work. I‘m going to change that alert so that I can make my goal this coming week!

I finished I‘ll Be There For You during walks this week. It was a great walk down memory lane since Friends is one of my favorite shows!

Lovesbooks87 I love Friends too! 3mo
Bookwormjillk I really enjoyed that book too 3mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I really love your strategy for making a subtle change to help make it easier to reach all of your goals! 3mo
wanderinglynn I downloaded the 10% happier app. I like it, but like you, I don‘t have the alert set at the right time for me. 👍🏻 3mo
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Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification | Martin E. P. Seligman, Christopher Peterson
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#TeamFitLit #BFCr3

Hi, team! Welcome to the new faces and hi again to the familiar ones! I‘m pleased that the group name lives on 😁📚

1. I‘m a lifelong New Jerseyan. I live a few miles from NYC.
2. All of them!
3. The VIA survey says honesty!
4. I can take responsibility for my feelings and actions. Owning them will help me act on them positively!

reading goal: 6 audiobooks over 6 weeks.
fitness goal: use 10% Happier app 5 times each week.

ChasingOm I like that app! Have you read his second book? It‘s one of my favorite yoga books. 😄 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t realize there was an app! I need to read his books. 3mo
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I want to see how many consecutive days I can keep this up, but I have to admit, I‘d love a day without cracking a book or popping headphones in for an audio read!

Is there such a thing as a small burnout? Perhaps it‘s a simmer?

mcipher I think when you make something a “thing” it can burn you out a little - a daily streak means you cannot miss even one day or ruined!! And then you get a little resentful of it even if you chose it. Or is that just me?!? 😉 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I agree with @mcipher 👆👆👆 It‘s actually why I stopped participating in #LMPBC, I loved the books I read, but reading them started to become a chore because of the time limitations. 3mo
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#BFCr2 Update

For the final week my goals were to work on being gentle with myself, and monitor my bp twice as directed by the doc!

I monitored my BP twice. As for being gentle, I‘m working on it. It‘s a process, much like everything else.

Looking forward to the next round. Meditation, you are my Everest for the next six weeks!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 🎉 Being gentle with yourself takes time and practice. You'll get there! And we're here to help! Great goals for next round. 3mo
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#amazonfirstreads for August are out! This was my pick; what was yours?

Crazeedi I haven't chosen mine yet! 3mo
Bklover I picked the same one! 3mo
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🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m not the best at #readathons. I had fun, though. #readingrush

Eyelit Fun is all that counts. You did well! 😁 3mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
AmyG It‘s all about fun! 3mo
sprainedbrain Lots of badges! 🙌🏻 3mo
kspenmoll It has to be fun!!! 3mo
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Have you signed up? @wanderinglynn is taking #BFC sign ups for Round 3!

My reading goal is 6 audiobooks over the 6 weeks.
My fitness goal is to use the 10% Happier app 5 times each week.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 So happy you‘re joining again! 3mo
hermyknee What is the 10% Happier app? 3mo
Eyelit Yes, what is the 10% Happier app? 3mo
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Eyelit Thanks! 3mo
kspenmoll Nice work!!! 3mo
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#BFCr2 Update

I walked 52K this week and those two books I finished for #thereadingrush? Totally audio.

I had doctors and a dentist to see this week, which I did. At one appointment, I talked meditation with the nurse practitioner. It‘s something I want to do, but I can never seem to quiet my head!

For the final week, I‘m going to be work on being gentle with myself, and monitor my bp twice as directed by the doc!

4thhouseontheleft Great job!! 4mo
Scochrane26 I have a hard time quieting my head, too, but my yoga teacher says it‘s more about concentrating on breaths & not focusing on the thoughts. 4mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And excellent goals for week 6. I agree with @Scochrane26 that focusing on breaths is helpful. The other thing my yoga instructor told me was to not try to stop the thoughts, but instead let them flow by like watching clouds in the sky. Don‘t grab onto one, just acknowledge it & let it float on by. 4mo
kspenmoll Glad you are taking care of you!!!❤️ 3mo
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One of my goals for #BFCr2 was to keep my doctor and dentist appointments this week. The doctor appointment turned into three, but at least the dental cleaning went well!

This is the second time my dentist brought up Invisalign. My insurance doesn‘t cover it, so I‘m considering it from a financial standpoint. Does anyone have any experience with it? Is it worth the time and money?

I have 6 months to ponder 🤔

Chrissyreadit How uncomfortable are you with your teeth? Will the impact be worth the financial investment? What is the value of the correction to you? Would you get braces if needed? 4mo
merelybookish I did it a few years ago and I'm glad. It improved things but didn't transform my teeth into a perfect smile. If you do it, make sure you wear your retainer at night. Teeth do like to 'go back', I expect even more so when you're older. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Could you save some for it in 6 months?? 4mo
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marleed I had 10 trays of Invisalign‘s over 20 weeks in 2016 and have slept with the retainers (a must) every night since. I highly recommend. My bottom teeth had always been crowded but front teeth were shifting in way that cast weird shadows noticeable in pics. I could fix my teeth easier than I could change my smile! (edited) 4mo
dariazeoli @merelybookish @marleed Thanks for sharing! I had braces in HS and suffered the dreaded “retainer laziness” with my bottom teeth! 4mo
dariazeoli @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m considering using my Flexible Spending Account, but work makes us set an amount in November for the following year 4mo
dariazeoli @Chrissyreadit I did braces once. I‘d rather not go that route again. Thanks for the other questions. Food for thought. 4mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Today is the midway point for #thereadingrush! I‘m not sure I‘ll finish all 5 of the books on my TBR, but we shall see...

#readingrush

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Finished my first book of #TheReadingRush! This one was also on my #NewYearWhoDis list... better late than never!

I found the story darkly funny, the main character not particularly likeable, and the plot fascinating.

Challenge completed: Book with 5 or more words in title.

britt_brooke Loved this one! Moshfegh‘s writing is so sharp. 4mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Started one paperback and one audiobook today. It equals out to 158 pages when converting the audio minutes!

Two hours of reading on a Monday with a full day‘s work and a doctor‘s appointment is a victory to me! Here‘s hoping I make some progress tomorrow!

#TheReadingRush #ReadingRush #readathon

Megabooks Great job! 4mo
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Misery | Stephen King
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#chronologicalkingread

Misery is one of my favorite books, and I‘m listening to the audiobook for this reread. It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read it, and I‘m impressed with how well the movie kept with many scenes.

The hobbling is much worse, of course. ⛏

LauraJ Annie Wilkes is one of the best villains! 🖤 4mo
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#BFCr2 Update

I walked 47K this week even though we‘re in the middle of a heatwave that‘s apparently affecting 200 million Americans! I also finished my sixth audioread of the challenge.

I‘m changing my goals this week.
Health: Doc & dentist appts. Move when I can, but be mindful of the heat!
Log food: recommit to logging. I missed this week!
Audiobooks: I already exceeded my challenge goal, so I‘ll continue reading when I‘m out and about!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s fantastic considering the heatwave. And way to adapt your goals! 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
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All right, one 2019 reading goal achieved! 🙌🏻📚

Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats!! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 4mo
JoScho Yay!!! 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 4mo
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Craftylikefox Congratulations 🎉🎊 4mo
La_Cori Congrats!!! 🎉📚🎊🥳 4mo
CaitZ Congrats!!📚🎉📚🎉 4mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 4mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! 🙌🏻 4mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 4mo
hes7 Way to go! 4mo
Reggie Yay!!!! 4mo
Andrew65 🍾🥂🎉🎊🥳 Fantastic! 4mo
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Well, here‘s another week where I won‘t make my step goal. Time to change up my #BFCr2 intentions! I think if I don‘t melt during the next three days, that will be accomplishment enough!

I‘m hoping to finish a couple of books before the #readingrush starts on Monday. Good luck to everyone doing #24in48!

Lovesbooks87 I feel your pain. With the heat index here in Md is it going to be between 105-115 the next three days! 4mo
Jerdencon That‘s what my weather forecast looks like too - won‘t be doing much walking this weekend but hoping to maybe swim a few laps in the pool. Stay cool! 4mo
Megabooks I can only walk before 8 AM. It‘s ridiculous! It definitely was not this hot All. The. Time. 30 years ago. Someone needs to tell that to the self-tanner-in-chief and his henchmen. 4mo
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BookishBelle Yes, it‘s hot here too! I‘ve been getting most of my steps in walking around inside my house. The dog follows me around sometimes. The cat just judges me from afar. 4mo
AmyG Yikes. 4mo
Scochrane26 I may have to come up w/ a plan b (prob going to mall) for walking during the next few days. KY is also experiencing a heat wave, supposed to feel like 102. 4mo
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#BFCr2 Weekly Update

Although I‘m about 10K short of my weekly step goal, I had a cushion of over 20K from Weeks 1&2, so I‘m considering this a mere hiccup! I was under the weather on Thursday so rest was important!

I‘ve completed my goal of 4 audiobooks for the challenge and will continue audioreading as we move forward.

How‘s #teamfitlit faring?

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 I say that is a great week! 🎉 4mo
mcipher Rest is a super important part of health! 👏👏 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I had more rest this week. That‘s ok! I hope you are feeling better! 4mo
Megabooks I hope you‘re feeling better! Great job! 4mo
sudi Great job 👏👏👏. Hope you're feeling better 💕 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve picked 5 books for The Reading Rush, which runs from July 22-28. I‘m excited to get to a few of these and so glad the organizers have rebranded to open it to those of us who aren‘t on Booktube!

If you‘re interested in joining, head to thereadingrush.com and don‘t forget to add me!

#thereadingrush #readathon

Eyelit The Humans is so good! Hope you enjoy. I‘m going to look into this reading rush... sounds cool 4mo
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