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julieclair

Joined January 2022

Books, Beach, Travel, Puzzles, Genealogy, Crochet
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I was afraid this book wouldn‘t live up to its hype, and I would be disappointed. But I need not have feared. I loved the endearing but flawed characters, the not-predictable plot, the city vs. small town setting (and the way both are shown to their best advantage). The audio was performed by Julia Whalen, one of my favorite narrators. I kept thinking up little brainless tasks to do, just so I could keep listening!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals for the #AwesomeAugust Readathon:

📘 Continue reading The Murmur of Bees
📗 Complete Temple Secrets and Under Lock and Skeleton Key
📙 Begin The Paris Library and Venetia

Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65 . Enjoy Snowdonia!

Andrew65 Great choices, Best of luck 😁 6d
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Cinfhen I love the cover design too😍 1w
Librarybelle Good choice! 1w
Clwojick Way to go!! 7d
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Thanks for the tag, @Kdgordon88 ! Fun! My choices are:

📚 All the Light We Cannot See
✍️ Jane Austen
📺 Antiques Roadshow
🎤 Abba
🎼 Amy (Pure Prairie League)

#manicmonday #LetterA @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 1w
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Finally managed to make up my August #BookSpinBingo board!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 1w
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July was a busy travel month. Five new states! Delaware was the most enjoyable. Colorado was the most thought-provoking.
#RoadTripUSA2022 @megnews

mabell I enjoyed the Rescued Word mysteries - I‘m sorry she hasn‘t continued the series 2w
julieclair @mabell This is the first one I have read, but will definitely read more. 2w
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@Avanders Your lovely package containing the tagged book arrived a couple of days ago. 😀 Looking forward to diving in!
#LMPBC Round 15 #GroupM @Kdgordon88 @MaleficentBookDragon @suvata #CozyMysteries #Cozies

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Yay! A fun reading month and my first ever #BookSpinBingo!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 2w
Sargar114 Congrats! I still have yet to achieve that feat but will keep trying 2w
julieclair Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks ! And @Sargar114 , I have been playing since February (when I discovered Litsy) so it took me awhile. You‘ll get there. Maybe this will be your month! 2w
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Chrissyreadit The post office is not letting me mail book to you saying your address does not exist. Can you email me directly with address so I can double check? Also I can give you my phone number for texting in case I need more info? Chrissyreadit@gmail.com 2w
julieclair @Chrissyreadit How strange! I promise my house does exist, lol! I have just emailed you. 🤞😉 2w
julieclair @Chrissyreadit Your test card arrived! Clever idea. I have just emailed you a photo, that you can take to your post office as proof. 🤪 1w
Chrissyreadit Yay!! Your book is hopefully on vacation location 1w
julieclair Perfect! It will be waiting in my mailbox when I arrive on Friday! 👍 Thanks for all your efforts in persuading the USPS to deliver it! 😂🤪📬 1w
julieclair @Chrissyreadit I've got Venetia in my hot little hands! 👍📬😀 6d
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Diary of a Provincial Lady | E. M. Delafield
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I couldn‘t stop laughing as I read this book for #LMPBC Round 15 #GroupL. The author‘s dry self-deprecating wit is right up my alley. It reminded me of reading Erma Bombeck. The book is supposedly semi-autobiographical, and I really enjoyed the glimpse into the life of an upper middle class English family in the 1930s. Truly a different world.

It‘s on its way to you, @TheAromaofBooks . Hope you enjoy!

@mabell @Chrissyreadit @suvata

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm looking forward to this - I'll let you know when it arrives!! 2w
mabell Oh good! Sounds like fun!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Your book arrived today!! Looking forward to reading it. 😁 2w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Yay! Hope you enjoy! 2w
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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August #BookSpin list ready to go! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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My #Roll100 August selections! Thanks for hosting, @PuddleJumper !

PuddleJumper Awesome! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Had a great time with the #JubilantJuly #Readathon, even though I didn‘t complete all my goals. Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 4w
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Cozy Mystery #1 complete for #LMPBC Round 15 #GroupM! This was a soft pick for me, as the characters were not very well developed, but they were quite lovable. And the writing was a bit too folksy at times, but the story was fun and I loved looking for (and marking up) potential clues. Basically, a light and enjoyable read. The first in a series, and I‘ll probably read more at some point.

It‘s going out in Monday‘s mail to you, @Kdgordon88 !

Kdgordon88 Great! I'll let you know when it arrives. 4w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 4w
Kdgordon88 It has arrived. 😊 2w
julieclair @kdgordon88 Yay! Happy reading! 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goal for the #JubilantJuly Readathon is to complete my 3 books for #LMPBC. One still remaining from Round 14 🙄 and two for Round 15. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 1mo
LoverOfLearning So so so glad your reading the murmur of bees. One of my favorite books of all time. It's a slow start so don't let that stop you the second half of the book is SO Good. 1mo
julieclair @LoverOfLearning Thanks for the heads up about the slow start! 👍 1mo
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LoverOfLearning @julieclair another pro tip I made a character map on my laptop to track the different names and generations of characters. It can get confusing. But the ending was worth it to me! 1mo
julieclair @LoverOfLearning I like the character map idea. I have heard of that, but never tried it. But I do sometimes find myself getting confused if there are a lot of characters in a book. Particularly if I‘m listening to an audiobook, where I can‘t flip back through the pages. Although this one will be a print book, as it‘s for #LMPBC. 1mo
LoverOfLearning @julieclair fair enough! I read The Murmur of Bees on Kindle and the character map helped so much because it was more difficult to flip back pages. 1mo
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Cozy Mystery Collection | Leighann Dobbs
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So excited to discover some new #cozymysteries during #Round15 of #LMPBC! #GroupM , I think we made great choices! I‘m looking forward to reading with you all. @Kdgordon88 @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon

Thanks for organizing this, @suvata !

Avanders 🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏽‍♀️ can‘t wait! 1mo
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Stuart Little | E. B. White
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I absolutely loved this book as a child, so I was excited to read it for #ChildrensClassicRead2022. Sadly, I found that some of the magic has worn off with the passing of the years. It's still a sweet book, but it feels a bit too dated now. I also found myself wishing there was more of a plot to tie the events of each chapter together. But Stuart's adventures are still appealing and I enjoyed the read. 3.5 ⭐ @TheBookHippie #Pantone2022 @Clwojick

Clwojick Great match! 1mo
TheBookHippie ♥️ 1mo
Ann_Reads @julieclair Pretty color match! After rereading it this month, I share a similar opinion to yours about Stuart Little. The illustrations by Garth Williams are still adorable though. 1mo
julieclair @Ann_Reads I listened to it on audio, so didn‘t get to see the illustrations. 😕 But I imagine they added quite a bit of charm. 1mo
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1. Can't really think of any. I tend to avoid books that would make me sad, so the most likely book to make me cry would be something with a sappy, happy ending.

2. Well researched, realistic Historical Fiction. I love history and learning what daily life was like in a different place and time.

3. Such a tough choice. Tagged one. More in comments.

Thanks for the tag @Readergrrl !
 @Eggs

Want to play @CoffeeNBooks @Sparklemn ?

julieclair Kristin Lavransdatter. All the Light We Cannot See. Outlander. The Crimson Petal and the White. Where the Crawdads Sing. Salt to the Sea. The Nightingale. @BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👍🏼 1mo
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The Happy Book | Andy Rash
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@Chrissyreadit @mabell @TheAromaofBooks I am so happy to be reading with you all for Round 15 of #LMPBC #GroupL! I love our choices!
@suvata

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌❤️ 1mo
mabell So do I! ☺️ @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks @julieclair Just checking since this is my first time, we write an intro of ourselves in the front? And make notes along the way in the book? As in, we write IN the books? 😳😆 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks @mabell - haha traditionally yes, you write in the books. However, if you really don't want your book to be written in, I've heard of people using a separate notebook to take notes in and sending that around!! I usually will put a little paragraph in the front with some pre-book thoughts, then just make notes, underline, exclamation points, etc. throughout the text, then at the end some final summary thoughts, and then everyone else can do ⬇ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) something similar as they go. Depending on what I'm reading, sometimes I like to ask a conversation question at the end of a chapter or section (like, “Seriously, WHY!?“ 😂) or whatever. It's pretty flexible!! The main thing is to use a different colored pen than anyone else who has written in the book ahead of you so it's easy to see who made which notations. 1mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks Ha, ok! I think I‘ve got it! Thank you for mentioning the pen color - I had missed that! Now I just have to get to reading 😆 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @mabell - There really isn't a “wrong“ way to do it (other than just literally writing nothing, I guess haha) I just usually write all the things I would normally think while reading 😂 1mo
julieclair I wish I'd seen this conversation before the last round, which was my first time. For the 1st book, which of course was my book, I had no idea what to write, so just wrote whatever came to mind & underlined interesting sentences. I couldn't wait for the 2nd book to arrive, so I could see how it was supposed to be done. Well, book 2 arrived and it was a brand new copy with no writing in it! ⬇️ 1mo
julieclair It wasn't until book 3 arrived that I finally got to see how someone else did it. 🥴 @TheAromaofBooks @mabell @Chrissyreadit 1mo
Chrissyreadit @julieclair @mabell what feels best/right for you? That‘s also important- I‘ve had gorgeous journals also sent to add more thoughts and questions. Some books I have a lot to say, some books not as much to say. I think the most important part is that everyone enjoys the experience- I love seeing what resonates to everyone as we read together too. I always wish there was a zoom at the end of each round to compare and discuss thoughts @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
julieclair @Chrissyreadit A zoom is a great idea! And I agree that seeing what resonates with everyone is so interesting. I feel the same way about Buddy Reads. Reading together makes the experience so much richer. Despite my concerns about “doing it right”, I loved my first LMPBC last round. So much so that I signed up for 2 groups this time! 😀 @mabell @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I feel much more prepared! Especially since the whole point is to have fun and share books. ☺️ But I agree @julieclair I look forward to receiving book 2 and seeing what others do! 😄 1mo
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@Kdgordon88 @MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders #LMPBC Round 15 #GroupM

I deleted Murder is Binding.
We have one vote for Basket Case.
Any other thoughts?

Avanders I vote for any of them 😁 1mo
Avanders If that‘s not helpful, my top 2 choices would be basket case or 1mo
julieclair @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon @Kdgordon88 Since we all listed it as at least one of our favorites, we‘ll go with 1mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Congratulations | Viola Ruelke Gommer
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Congrats, @Hazel2019 , for reaching 25,000 Litfluence! Way to go! 🎉🎉🎉 #Hazel201925K

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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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suvata Cheers 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Love it!!!!! 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
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CarolynM Yum! 2mo
TheBookHippie 🎉 yum. 1mo
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Goals | Tracy
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Scaling down my #BFC2022 goals for July, since I have been struggling with motivation. Only 2 very achievable goals:
1 - Pray Daily
2 - Walk 3 times per week
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Resetting & simplifying is always a good strategy! 🙌🏻 You got this! 2mo
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Two new states in June. The trip to South Carolina was fascinating. The trip to Michigan, unfortunately, was just plain weird. May have to re-visit Michigan at some point, hoping for a better experience, lol!

#RoadTripUSA2022 @megnews

TheBookHippie Don't plan on it!! OY VEY..........bahahahaha. 2mo
julieclair @TheBookHippie 😂🤣😂 2mo
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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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I enjoyed the first half of this book. I thought the characters and story line were fine, and the magical bits added interest. Then the whole thing derailed. The magic became totally weird, and the plot (such as it was) was impossible to follow. I honestly wondered if it had been written under the influence of something! 🤣

However, reading it with @TheBookHippie and the #SundayBuddyRead crew still made it a fun experience!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Didn't reach all my goals, but made good progress on the #20in4 #Readathon.

Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65 !

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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July #BookSpin books ready to go!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My plan for this month's #20in4 #Readathon is to read for a minimum of 20 minutes (preferably much longer) at 4pm each day.

I hope to finish listening to The Exiles, finish reading Magic for Marigold, and continue reading O Pioneers.

Thanks, @Andrew65 , for helping me focus my reading intentions!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, Good luck 😊👍 2mo
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@Kdgordon88 Thoughts on any of these for #LMPBC Round 15 #GroupM?

Anyone else want to join us in reading #cozymysteries ? We have room for 2 more in our group. 🙂 See the post for #LitsyMarkupPostalBookClub @suvata for details.

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MaleficentBookDragon I just signed up for your group! I love me some cozies. 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon I have not read any of these so I'm game. If I had to choose, my first choice would be 1mo
julieclair Yay!! Welcome to #LMPBC Round 15 #GroupM, @MaleficentBookDragon and @Avanders ! @Kdgordon88 and I were thinking this group wasn‘t going to happen. SO glad y‘all signed up and brought us back from the dead, lol! Let‘s read us some cozies! @suvata 1mo
Avanders Thank you!! As I said to Chelle, please just let me know what‘s expected of me this round ☺️ As for your choices, they all look fun! I have read Murder is Binding and enjoyed it - I‘m ok w a re-read 😁 1mo
julieclair @Avanders Last quarter (Round 14) was my first time doing a #LMPBC, so I don‘t have a lot of experience. I guess my expectations would just be the basic rules: read and mark up the book with our thoughts, and do our best to mail it to the next person on time. @Kdgordon88 and @MaleficentBookDragon , any thoughts? 1mo
Kdgordon88 I‘ve read Murder is Binding. The rest look fun but if I had to choose one I‘d go with 1mo
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Band of Sisters | Lauren Willig
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Amazing historical fiction, based very closely on the true story of a group of Smith College alumnae who volunteered as aid workers in France during World War I. Much of the material was drawn directly from actual letters (now in the Smith archives) sent home by the women to their families. These women did their best to care for the very old and very young folks devastated by the fighting in the Somme region. ⬇️

julieclair Their grit, ingenuity, bravery and dedication made me proud to be a woman, and an American. Excellent on audio, narrated by Julia Whalen, one of my favorite narrators. Can't wait for the #OverBookedClub discussion. Great choice, @megnews ! 👍 2mo
kspenmoll I want to read this! 2mo
julieclair @kspenmoll I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2mo
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julieclair @kspenmoll I wish I could mail it to you, but I listened to it on audio! 🤷 2mo
kspenmoll @julieclair Sounds like I should look into audio 2mo
julieclair @kspenmoll I really enjoy audio, because I can “read” when I‘m doing other things, like driving or housework. But of course there‘s nothing like holding a real book in your hands! 📚 2mo
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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I loved the Oz books as a child, but had never read this one. I was excited to see it as the May pick for #ChildrensClassicRead2022, and I was looking forward to reading it. I really enjoyed being in the familiar surroundings of the Land of Oz, with many old friends and some new ones, too. But I found myself becoming a bit bored, much to my surprise and disappointment. Perhaps I have grown too old…. 😔

@TheBookHippie
#Pantone2022 @Clwojick

Clwojick Great match! 💙 2mo
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Very enjoyable trips to two new states in May - Maine and Alabama!
Hoping to visit at least 3 new states in June. 🤞

#RoadTripUSA2022 @megnews

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My June #BookSpinBingo board!

#BookSpin is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
#DoubleSpin is Sharks in the Time of Saviors

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Did not do so well on my #20in4 goals this month. 🥺
However, I did have a very fun Memorial Day weekend! 😃🇺🇸

Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65 .

@sprainedbrain South of the Buttonwood Tree is now on its way to you. 📫 #LMPBC #GroupO

Andrew65 Well done on what you did achieve. 👏👏👏🥳 3mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Looking forward to learning what I'll be reading this month for #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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My Life Goals Journal | Andrea Hayes
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#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

May was sporadic at best... dismal at worst, lol.

Keeping the same goals for June:
1. Read Noom lesson daily
2. Daily Food Journal
3. Read Daily Devotional
4. Walk 3 times per week

wanderinglynn May was dismal. 😉 And do we‘re resetting for June! Great goals 🙌🏻 3mo
julieclair Yes! Reset! 👍 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals for the May #20in4 #Readathon:

📗Read Bitter Greens for 20 minutes each day

📘Read Jane Austen at Home for 20 minutes each day

📙Read the final 200-ish pages of South of the Buttonwood Tree

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you playing along. 😊 (edited) 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#MarvellousMay wrap-up. Completed 3 goals, good progress on 1, behind on 1, and started an extra book I hadn't scheduled. Thanks, @Andrew65 , for hosting!

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A Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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📕A Piece of the World

📗Back and forth between audio and a physical copy, so I can get maximum reading time in. Trying to finish it before my book club meeting tonight!

📘At this point, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📙I don‘t generally mark up my books, unless I‘m reading a book for #LMPBC. I do occasionally use sticky notes.

If you‘re reading this post, consider yourself tagged! 😀

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Just when I was bemoaning the fact that I had drunk up all the delicious tea from the #LitsyTeaSwap, look what arrived in my mailbox! A torn and battered envelope from England, in a plastic bag stamped with a letter from the USPS, apologizing for mangling my mail! Luckily, the yummy vanilla herbal tea bag inside survived unscathed, and I am happily sipping it now. Many thanks, @jenniferw88 , for this delightful surprise! You made my day!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals for the #MarvellousMay #Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 :

📚Complete Lost Among the Living for #SundayBuddyRead

📚 Finish listening to A Piece of the World for my IRL book club

📚Read South of the Buttonwood Tree for #LMPBC #GroupO

📚Keep up with The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Jane Austen at Home for #PemberLittens

@TheBookHippie @Readergrrl @BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain @suvata @BarkingMadRun @jenniferw88

Andrew65 Good luck, and thanks for playing along 😊 3mo
BarkingMadRun Love it 3mo
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Thoughtful answers and fresh perspectives on questions that test Christians' faith. A quick and easy read that fostered plenty of discussion in my Bible study group.

BookBabe I can imagine that it did! Sounds like a worthwhile read. 2w
julieclair @BookBabe It was. And would be worth rereading periodically. 2w
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My May #BookSpinBingo board. I think I might actually get a Bingo this month! 🤞

#Bookspin is Five Quarters of the Orange
#DoubleSpin is Jane of Lantern Hill

Thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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What a fun #20in4 #Readathon! Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65 !

I loved trying out new tea flavors at 4pm each day, thanks to my friends in the #LitsyTeaSwap. I achieved my goals, although I decided to substitute Lady Susan for #PemberLittens instead of A Piece of the World.

Andrew65 That‘s great, well done 👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳 4mo
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Un-put-downable historical fiction, about the evacuation of German citizens as the Russians invaded German-occupied East Prussia towards the end of World War II. Told from 4 points of view, in short alternating chapters. Rich character development, fascinating story line, and heart-wrenching, realistic details about the horrors encountered by the refugees trying to flee. ⬇️

julieclair Human goodness and human cruelty, courage and cowardice, are all displayed. Well researched. This one will stay with me a long time.
Thank you, @Librarybelle , for selecting this book for a #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead. Great choice… so much to discuss.
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Librarybelle So glad you liked it! There is so much to discuss indeed! 4mo
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#RoadTripUSA2022

I visited 2 new States this month: Indiana and Wisconsin. Both trips were very enjoyable!

@megnews

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#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

April End-of-Month Update: lack of consistent motivation, resulting in lack of progress

May Changes: Starting Noom, for more structure to my diet

May Goals:
1 - Read Noom lesson daily
2 - Track food daily in Noom app
3 - Read daily devotional
4 - Walk 3 times per week

wanderinglynn Some months are tough. 💜 Great goals for May! 🙌🏻 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Do you overall like Noom? I've thought about trying it from time to time but never have. 4mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks I do like Noom. They give you all the tools you need, and explain the psychology of weight loss, in a very positive, upbeat way. Tracking food in the app is easy, and I like that it‘s calorie based, rather than points based (like WW). 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the info!! I may look into it more seriously. I really fell off the exercise bandwagon in April! 😂 4mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Yeah, falling off that bandwagon is way too easy to do… 😂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Almost as easy as falling ON the snacky-cake bandwagon! 😂 4mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Funny how they seem to go hand in hand... 🤔 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goal for the May #20in4 #Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 is to read for at least 20 minutes at 4pm each day, accompanied by a nice cup of tea courtesy of my friends in the #LitsyTeaSwap .

I hope to finish Salt to the Sea for #LiteraryCrew, begin Lost Among the Living for #SundayBuddyRead, and begin listening to A Piece of the World for my IRL book club. ⬇️

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊 Good book choices. 4mo
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Kshakal I love this idea!! 4mo
Nutmegnc Sounds perfect!! 4mo
Librarybelle Great plans for the readathon! 4mo
julieclair Thanks, @Kshakal and @Nutmegnc ! Yesterday‘s delicious tea choice was Blackcurrant Burst, kindly sent by @alexus_sb . Oddly enough, as I was sipping it, one of the characters in my book began talking about making blackcurrant jam with her mom as a child! What are the chances?! Today‘s tea treat will be your Vanilla Caramel Chai, @Kshakal ! 🫖☕️😀 4mo
kspenmoll Like your plans! I enjoyed A Piece of the World. (edited) 4mo
julieclair @kspenmoll Glad to hear you liked A Piece of the World. It‘s the May selection for my IRL Book club, but I have felt ambivalent about reading it. 4mo
Kshakal @julieclair hope you enjoy! 4mo
julieclair @Kshakal I did! Very much. Thanks for sending it! 4mo
Kshakal @julieclair any time!! 😊 4mo
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A Green and Ancient Light | Frederic S. Durbin
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A lost 400-year-old garden, filled with statues, set in a thick and verdant forest, that harbors clues to an ancient and mysterious puzzle? Yes, please!! Endearing characters, a bit of magic, and the perils of a wartime setting? Even better!

Thanks, @Readergrrl , for this fabulous pick for #LMPBC Round 14 #GroupO.

@sprainedbrain @BookBosomed1 @suvata #LitsyMarkupPostalBookClub #MagicalRealism

BookBosomed1 Oooooo. The tagged book sounds great. I‘m trying to finish a Murmur of Bees this week. It‘s a hefty book and so interesting! I hope to send it to @Readergrrl next week. (edited) 4mo
sprainedbrain This sounds great! Looking forward to it. 4mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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My May list for #Bookspin and #DoubleSpin. I love making this list each month. Thanks for hosting this, @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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A Green and Ancient Light | Frederic S. Durbin
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Thanks to the #LitsyTeaSwap and yesterday's mail, I am spoiled for choice as I read my #LMPBC #GroupO book this afternoon! Thanks, @curiouserandcurioser @Kshakal and @Sharpeipup ! 🫖

@Nutmegnc @BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @sprainedbrain @suvata

Nutmegnc Perfect!!😍😍😍 4mo
curiouserandcurioser @julieclair i hope you enjoy💜 4mo
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