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kindergartenkat

kindergartenkat

Joined July 2017

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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I loved the blend of myth and history in this book and I thought the writing was beautiful.
#ReadingEurope2020 #Russia
@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle That sounds good! 1w
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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Pickpick

Excellent atmospheric novel! The writing was elegant too. Nice read for my snow day off work! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#ReadingEurope2020 #Iceland
@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

Librarybelle I really like the cover! 2w
BarbaraBB I‘ve never heard of this one but it sounds good! 2w
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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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Librarybelle Good choice! 3w
Pamdelions I enjoyed this book. 3w
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The Girl with No Shadow | Joanne Harris
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I had no idea there were more books after Chocolat! I enjoyed this one and the end was surprising. I will definitely read the third one too.

#nonfiction2020 #france
@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

BarbaraBB This is news for me too. And I did like 3w
Librarybelle I also loved Chocolat! I‘ve been meaning to read this one 3w
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Pickpick

Here's my bingo card for #nonfiction2020

jb72 I enjoyed that book as well. 4w
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I am no stranger to local food as my husband is an urban farmer, but there was a lot of interesting information in this book and of course Kingsolver's writing made for a great story too.
#nonfiction2020 #somethingyouaregratefulfor
#readingwomen2020 #abookaboutfood

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Pickpick

She is smart and inspiring. And now I need to find ways to reduce my carbon footprint.

#ReadingEurope2020 #Sweden #nonfiction2020 #somethingaboutclimatechange

@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Excellent choice, and one I really want to read! 4w
BarbaraBB Very good choice 4w
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Pickpick

This is a reread and I loved it as much the second time! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#ReadingEurope2020 - Spain

JazzFeathers Just decided I'll go with thus for Spain 😆 1mo
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kindergartenkat
My Beloved World | Sonia Sotomayor
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed hearing about Sotomayor's journey from the Bronx to the Supreme Court. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The audio was also great.

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Thought provoking! I want to read more of Dyson's books.
#nonfiction2020
#somethingaboutsocialjustice

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My first book for #nonfiction2020 ! A hard story to read because what she went through was horrific, but Nadia Murad is an inspiration. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#somethingaboutacurrentwartornarea

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#readinthenewyearswap
Yay! I love my box @Reading_E ! I love the variety of genres! And I just got back from the gym and that bath bomb is calling my name. 💪🏋️‍♀️🛀📚
@MeganAnn and @Chrissyreadit

Crazeedi Brilliant friend and gentlemen are great! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🥳👏💕🎉💕👏 1mo
MeganAnn 😍🎉✨👏🏻❤️ 1mo
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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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My first book for #readingeurope2020 !
@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
1. Ireland

Librarybelle Nice choice! 2mo
BarbaraBB Well done! 2mo
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MeganAnn Yay!! 🎉✨❤️📚👏🏻 2mo
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New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Yay! I was hoping for a swap that wasn't Christmas themed - Christmas books are not my favorite.
Thanks for organizing @MeganAnn and @Chrissyreadit
I just signed up!

MeganAnn Yay!! 🎉✨📚❤️ Thanks for sharing 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉👏❤️ 3mo
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Europe | Mike Graf
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Just signed up for #ReadingEurope2020 I think it will go well with my other challenges for 2020 🤗
@Librarybelle and @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Happy to have you! Thanks for spreading the word! 😻 3mo
Librarybelle Awesome! Thanks for joining us! 3mo
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Lie With Me: A Novel | Philippe BESSON
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Things that make you go hmmmm? Goodreads decided to recommend Pet Sematary because I enjoyed Lie With Me? Often their recs are fairly good - but what on Earth would link Lie With Me (a coming of age/reflection story about being gay in the late 80s in France) and Pet Semetary?

Chrissyreadit Maybe becoming dead and coming out to your mother in the 80‘s in Castle Rock? Also, without fail, I always hear the song lyric “I don‘t want to be buried in a pet cemetery “ every time I see the title. (By the Ramones 🖤)🤣😆😂 (edited) 3mo
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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I love my #nightmareswap ! I have wanted to read the tagged book for a while now! I love love love the coloring books! Neil Gaiman is awesome. I was Coraline for Halloween today! All the books sound great!🧙‍♀️💗 Thanks @Tex2Flo !
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Nice!!! 4mo
Tex2Flo Glad you like it. I tried to get some of everything since you seemed to like some of everything. It was a lot of fun to seek and find. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4mo
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My package is now on its way! Thanks for organizing @LibrarianRyan
#nightmareswap

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4mo
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Nighty-Nightmare | James Howe
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Packing up my #nightmareswap !

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4mo
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First of all, thank you so much @Karisa! Also how hilarious that of all places on earth and the universe we choose the same one!!! I think you must really be my twin! Thanks @Chrissyreadit for organizing this #staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit 🥰😍🥰Hope you have a lovely Staycation! 6mo
Karisa Hurray! 😃 6mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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It's been a good week for books! This is an amazing audio book!

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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#bookerprize This has been my favorite of the Booker books so far. I have been a fan of Luiselli since The Story of my Teeth.

Cathythoughts I‘ve started it a couple of times ... I need to persevere as I really want to read it 6mo
kindergartenkat @Cathythoughts I did the audio which was really good. Luiselli reads the main part herself 6mo
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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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@Karisa I‘m not a patient lady. Having to look at my package and not open it is SOOO hard!
#SITS #staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit ❤️💚❤️💚 6mo
Karisa 😂 6mo
Karisa It's like Christmas in August. My kids keep swearing they are going to get to open my box. Gonna have to beat them to it! 😜 6mo
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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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All done with my #nonfiction2019 BINGO card!

mhillis Woohoo!! That‘s fantastic!! 🥳 6mo
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Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir | Cinelle Barnes
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#nonfiction2019 BINGO #somethingfromanothercountry
Almost filled my BINGO card!

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Thanks for a great round 2 #booknerdherd !
I exceeded my book goal, met my gardening goal and just missed my fitness goal. I loved my team! Thanks @wanderinglynn for organizing this. I hope there's a round 4 since I'm sitting out round 3.

Books: 35 of 20
Workouts : 20 of 24
Gardening: 12 of 12

mhillis You read so many books! It was great being on the team together!! 7mo
jb72 Fantastic job! You did amazing on all of goals. I‘m glad we were on the same team. 7mo
Crazeedi Great team we had! Way to go!!👏👏🎉❤ 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic round 2! 🎉 7mo
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Florida | Lauren Groff
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I yelp aloud because of the swiftness of youth, these gorgeous changes that insist not everything is decaying as fast as we can love it.

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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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#SITS #staycationintimeswap
I got my package! @Karisa you should have yours by Saturday!
@Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 🙌👏🥰❤️🎉😁😍 7mo
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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Sorry for the late check- in! This week I had my niece visiting so I was pretty wrapped up in that. It was slow as far as audiobooks, but I did get some graphic novels read.

Goals:
Books - 32 of 20
Workouts- 17 of 24
Gardening - 9 of 12

#BFCR2 @wanderinglynn @booknerdherd

jb72 Awesome job!! 🎉 7mo
BarbaraJean Looks like a great week! Hope you and your niece had a fun visit! 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 And your niece is adorable! ❤️ 7mo
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I know many people don't like the lack of plot, but I ADORED this book. I was hovering on the edge of tears for much of it. The writing was stunning, heartbreaking, exquisite, lyrical...
I was torn between wanting to devour the book and savor it. This time I chose devour, but I will reread for sure so I can savor it more. The audio is read by the author and I highly recommend. However, I am going to buy the print book as well. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Leftcoastzen I loved it too. 7mo
kindergartenkat @Leftcoastzen Yea! I saw so many reviews that were like, "the writing was beautiful but where's the story?" I just straight up loved this book! 7mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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I didn't do quite as well as I wanted to with workouts this week so I will head into next week with more energy!
Here is my goal check-in for Week 4:

Books: 26 of 20!! WooHoo!

Workouts: 14 of 24 😐 meh

Gardening: 9 of 12

Also, the tagged book is one of my favorites I have read this year! It is darkly hilarious and totally trippy pulled off in a genius manner.👍👍👍

#BFCR2 #booknerdherd
@Caterina @ wanderinglynn

Crazeedi You did great! Nothing to be negative about! 👏👏😍 7mo
wanderinglynn You had a great week! It's good to strive for more, but it's also important to take time to celebrate what you did accomplish! 🎉 You're making great progress and more importantly, you haven't quit! 7mo
jb72 I‘ll be checking my library for that book. Great job! 7mo
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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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@wanderinglynn
#BFCR2 week 4 photo challenge
#booknerdherd

BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ And great smile! Thank you for sharing. 7mo
Crazeedi Hi Pixie! You look fab! Great photo!!💗 7mo
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I said goodbye to San Diego this week 😭 I am hoping to make up for missed workouts this coming week.
#BFCR2
Week 3 goal check-in:

Books - 18 of 20

Workouts - 11 of 24

Gardening - 6 of 12

@Caterina @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 And who doesn‘t love San Diego! ❤️👍🏻 7mo
Crazeedi Wow you're doing awesome!!👏❤ 7mo
BarbaraJean Sounds like a great week! 🎉👏🏼Except for the leaving San Diego part! ☹️ 7mo
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#nonfiction2019 something with pictures.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton
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Almost done with my #nonfiction2019 BINGO card!

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The Weight of Feathers | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#BFCR2 Week 2 check- in @wanderinglynn @Caterina
I'm on vacation right now but still managed to get in a few books and workouts! But that's why I gave myself overall goals this round instead of weekly. I don't get home until Tuesday and I'll really need to buckle down to burn off some vacation pounds 😂

Books: 9 of 20

Workouts: 8 of 24

#booknerdherd

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week, especially since you were on vacay! 🎉 8mo
BarbaraJean Same here with needing to buckle down after vacation! We were visiting my in-laws, and my mother-in-law loves to feed us! I don‘t even want to know how much fat & carbs and sugar I consumed this week!! 7mo
kindergartenkat @BarbaraJean Ya I am visiting my hometown so I always eat all my favorite home foods when I I! It's been a delicious trip! 7mo
Crazeedi Great job Pixie! I was away too! Our team rocks!!❤ 7mo
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I made this recently and it was delicious with fresh basil from the garden. Mmmmm!

https://www.veganricha.com/2016/01/roasted-broccoli-with-creamy-basil-dressing.h...

#BFCR2 Week 2 photo challenge
#booknerdherd
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
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#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithadeath

I just adore Sy Montgomery! Her love of animals just makes me smile.

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#readingwomenchallenge
Featuring a woman in science
16 of 26 completed

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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#BFCR2 week 1 check in
@wanderinglynn
Goals:
5 of 24 workouts
6 of 20 books
#booknerdherd
And I listened to all my library holds that came in at the same time, so yay!

wanderinglynn w00t! Great week! 🙌 You're going to crush your goals! 8mo
mhillis These are some great books! You‘re doing great ⭐️ 8mo
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mhillis Looks great! Looking forward to everyone‘s updates! 8mo
rsteve388 Wow, um i am sorry but could you change the font this isnt that readable. Sorry. 8mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the gorgeous post!!! 👏👏❤️❤️ 8mo
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kindergartenkat 1. My fav read this week was With the Fire on High. Acevedo is a phenomenal audio narrator. I wish she did other books that weren't hers too. I would listen to her read anything! 8mo
kindergartenkat 2. My fitness "high" was deciding to go to crossfit on Friday even though I really wanted to skip. It feels good to finish a workout you were going to skip! 8mo
kindergartenkat 3. My biggest challenge was just general soreness. Weeding has really been kicking my ass! 8mo
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Got my mug! Thanks @wanderinglynn for such a fun challenge! #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

wanderinglynn Yay! Thanks for letting me know! And I hope you like HP. ☺️ 8mo
kindergartenkat @wanderinglynn are there people who don't like HP? 😂🧙‍♀️ Hufflepuff forever! 8mo
wanderinglynn Right?!? Who doesn‘t love HP! 8mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Rocking out my pile of audiobooks that all came in this week from Libby!
#BFCR2 #booknerdherd

bewareofwords Way to go! 😱👏🏽 8mo
Megabooks Great job! 8mo
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I did go to crossfit this morning, but weeding this row of peppers totally kicked my butt more! Love me some audiobooks - hate me some bindweed! Now we have happy peppers! 😀🌶💪
#bookfitnesschallenge #BFCr2 #booknerdherd

mhillis Wow!! Nice work 💪 8mo
Chrissyreadit That‘s a lot of peppers!!! 8mo
kindergartenkat @Chrissyreadit the three rows next to this one are all peppers too! This year we're growing a bunch for a local hot sauce company 8mo
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bewareofwords Wow, great job! 😱👏🏽 8mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 8mo
Bookwormjillk Nice! Love your huge garden! 8mo
Chrissyreadit @kindergartenkat I‘m so impressed! I‘m growing 3 pepper plants 😁and am excited- 8mo
Larkken The peppers look great! My cat ate most of my pepper plants, so I moved what was left outside. Who ever heard of a cat that liked peppers? 8mo
BarbaraJean Wow!! That‘s a LOT of weeding! You‘re killing it (well, I guess quite literally with the bindweed... 😆) 8mo
wanderinglynn Awesome work! 🙌🏻 Weeding is a workout! 8mo
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I best get listening! All these book holds came through Libby at the same time 😯
#bookfitnesschallenge #BFCR2 #booknerdherd

marleed Story of my reading life! 8mo
Caterina I LOVED listening to With the Fire on High!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I also have a bunch of audio holds in right now on Libby, and most of them have long waiting lists. 😂 8mo
kindergartenkat @Caterina I am really looking forward to With the Fire on High because I LOVED The Poet X. She's amazing on audio too. @marleed isn't that always the way with book holds? It's not like I put them all on hold at the same time or that they had the same wait times. 8mo
marleed I even closely manage my holds by suspending some, but still it seems when it rains, it pours! 8mo
BarbaraJean Oooh—enjoy With the Fire on High!! The audio was really good. I felt like it wasn‘t as good as The Poet X—but that‘s not really a criticism, because they‘re so different (and The Poet X was AMAZING). (edited) 8mo
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Looking forward to #BFCr2! I'm happy that some of my #ATB peeps are on my team!
Here are my goals. During this round I will be on vacay for one of the weeks and will have my 7 year old niece for another week so I am thinking of that with my goals. I still want 20 books, but with workouts I'm going to do a total rather than weekly. So I will go with 24 workouts total and add 12 days helping on the farm.

kindergartenkat Oh, I forgot to tag you @wanderinglynn ! 8mo
BookwormAHN Nice goals 👏🏻 8mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
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TheSpineView Excellant goals! Good luck! 8mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 8mo
Crazeedi Hi there, just checking in with my teammates! I joined at the last minute! We are going to have a great team! Yippee!!! 8mo
Lova Great goals! Good luck! 8mo
BarbaraJean Those are great goals—I like your idea of totals rather than a weekly tally! I‘m going to be on vacation next week and am going to have to adjust or find some replacement tasks for that week! 8mo
Caterina Great goals! Perfect for flexibility! 👍 8mo
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Final Check-In for round 1 #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge
I've had so much fun! Thanks for all the love and encouragement littens!
Goals:
Books: 7 (38 of 20 total)
Workouts: 6 of 4 yay!
@wanderinglynn

See you for round 2!

wanderinglynn Fantastic job! 🙌🏻 8mo
bewareofwords Great job! 👏🏽 8mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 8mo
RachelO SO Many books! Good job! 8mo
Clwojick Way to go! Also, Brain on Fire is one of my favs! 8mo
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#nonfiction2019 I finished two NF books today. #somethingpersonal = Brain on Fire and #somethingwithtravel = The Motorcycle Diaries

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! 8mo
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