Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
mhillis

mhillis

Joined July 2016

This book is good! Reading and teaching in Japan. Asymptote Educational Arm Assistant. https://www.asymptotejournal.com/asymptote-for-educators/
blurb
mhillis
post image

Hi Littens! Furious Hours was our most recent book club pick! I thought the first part about the true crime was more interesting than the second part about Harper Lee.

Now time for a #BFCr4 update! I‘m happy with my progress on exercise and taking my lunch even though I‘m in the middle of a busy semester!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
ShelfRighteous Glad to know you're sticking to your goals even when you're busy. Way to go💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 3w
MatchlessMarie I bought this a couple months ago. It looks super interesting! 3w
48 likes3 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

Can‘t believe it‘s time for #BFCr4 @wanderinglynn

Now that it‘s getting cooler, I would like to add running to my fitness goals! My book goal is low because I need to spend a lot of time studying for a test in December.

Let‘s do this @ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @thegreensofa

thegreensofa Love your goals! 😊. Also I pack my lunch everyday. It‘s so good, healthy food you know what‘s in it, and not to mention sooooo much cheaper! 👏🏻👩🏼‍🍳🥑 1mo
mhillis @thegreensofa Thanks! I always start off packing my lunch at the beginning of the semester but as I get busy I gradually stop! I need to stick with it though!! 1mo
ShelfRighteous Amazing goals! Healthy food is the key to successful exercise routine. I hope we all complete the goals and stick to them even after this is over! 1mo
See All 10 Comments
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
Crazeedi Mary I hope you weren't affected by typhoon! Stay safe!❤ 1mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Thank you! We were lucky that it was not strong here. Hope people in the other areas are ok 1mo
Crazeedi @mhillis so glad to hear ❤ 1mo
wanderinglynn How did week 1 go? 1mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thanks for checking in with me! I‘m working on my goals but just haven‘t been posting 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
wanderinglynn No worries! As long as you‘re doing it, that‘s great! 🙌🏻 3w
48 likes10 comments
blurb
mhillis
Midsummer's Mayhem | Rajani LaRocca
post image
blurb
mhillis
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
post image
Tanisha_A Marigold! 🏵️ 2mo
55 likes1 comment
blurb
mhillis
In the Night of Time | Antonio Muoz Molina
post image
AlaMich That is a great cover! It also gives me a little bit of a headache... 2mo
54 likes1 comment
blurb
mhillis
Record of a Night Too Brief | Hiromi Kawakami
post image
56 likes1 stack add
blurb
mhillis
These Violent Delights | Victoria Namkung
post image
Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️nice one 2mo
62 likes1 comment
blurb
mhillis
post image
Crazeedi Nice! 2mo
Joyfulmimi I enjoyed this book surprisingly 2mo
70 likes2 comments
blurb
mhillis
The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
post image
mhillis Thanks @Liz_M and @IndoorDame for the tag!! Sorry it took me so long to get started! 2mo
63 likes1 comment
blurb
mhillis
post image

Final check in for #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 #bookdragons

In the past 6 weeks, I‘ve established the habit of going to Jazzercise class. My goal was to 30 times and I came very close to that! 💪

I finished 16 books (10 in translation and 4 audiobooks)

My book related try something new activities were going to a book cafe!! 📚 ☕️ I also read a book translated from Thai for the first time and I read a book classified as horror 😱

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 2mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you so much for hosting! I enjoy it and would like to participate if there‘s another round! 2mo
Daisey Fantastic! 🙌 2mo
See All 8 Comments
sudi You did great 👏👏👏 2mo
Hestapleton Way to go! So proud of you! 2mo
IndoorDame Yay! 👏🎉 Great job! 2mo
mhillis @Daisey @sudi Thank you ☺️ 2mo
mhillis @Hestapleton @IndoorDame Thanks! Love being part of book dragons! 2mo
51 likes8 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

I didn‘t finish any books this week because I wanted to spend time playing ocarina and studying Japanese instead! I‘ll get back to reading next week but I‘m really proud of the progress I made with music and language learning.
For fitness, I did 4 Jazzercise classes, walked 25 kilometers, and got back on track with the 100 glute challenge.
#bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #bookdragons

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
Daisey Great week! 2mo
Hestapleton Awesome job! 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
50 likes4 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

#augustwrapup
10 translated titles, including 2 audiobooks and 2 collections of short stories translated from Thai. 9 books by women for Women in Translation month.
3 more fiction. 3 nonfiction.
SO many good books!! 📚

I‘m looking forward to September - Translation Month and World Kid Lit Month🔥

Crazeedi Well done Mary!👏💞 3mo
mhillis @Crazeedi I‘m going to read fewer books in September! Back to school 🤓 3mo
65 likes2 comments
blurb
mhillis
Arid Dreams | Duanwad Pimwana
post image

Wrap up for this week! #witreadathon #summersendreadathon #bfcr3 #bookdragons

Read 5 books this week
Arid Dreams
The Lost Daughter 🎧
The City of Ash and Red
The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness
A Greater Music

Fitness
5/5 Jazzercise classes
28km walking

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
llawela Ooooh nice! 3mo
Crazeedi Good job, and interesting reads!👏❤ 3mo
See All 8 Comments
merelybookish Wow! Good job. I read that Ferrante title a few years back. It still haunts me! 3mo
mhillis @merelybookish Thanks, I have to admit I only chose that book because it was short! Leda‘s actions shocked me sometimes during the story. Haunting is definitely the word for this one! 3mo
IndoorDame Great week!! 3mo
StayCurious You‘re doing so well! 3mo
66 likes8 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

I‘m so glad that one of the hosts for the Women in Translation readathon recommended The Girl Who Wrote Lonliness. Although I read Please Look After Mom, I hadn‘t heard of this book. The factories and schools, heartbreaking relationships, a blend of past and present, Korean history, a family, and what it means to be a writer.
#witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit #korea

merelybookish I really liked it too! And am glad I read it! It was so layered, especially seeing how that period was still affecting her life 20 years later. 3mo
merelybookish *I will admit I found it a bit long. 3mo
mhillis @merelybookish The chapters were very long! 3mo
60 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
mhillis

Well I finished it! City of Ash and Red is disturbing and often disgusting, but I kept reading because it was well written. It‘s hard to describe this book, so here is a review (with spoilers) from Tor https://www.tor.com/2018/11/09/book-reviews-city-of-ash-and-red-by-hye-young-pyu...

Women in Translation readathon: the gap between original publication and translation spans at least 5 years

#witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit

blurb
mhillis
post image

1. The Girl Who Wrote Lonliness
2. Not a long weekend, but I plan to study, exercise, and finish up my books for Women in Translation readathon!
3. I love all ice cream, but especially those with cheesecake chunks 😋
4. Flute! And this year I started teaching myself ocarina!
5. Ok 🥳 #friyayintro

AmyK1 My son has an ocarina and can play a little bit on it 👍🏼 3mo
59 likes1 comment
review
mhillis
A Greater Music | Suah Bae
post image
Pickpick

Second book finished for Women in Translation readathon! I really enjoyed this book about a Korean writer in Germany. Lots of interesting references to language, books, and music.
Book with the translator credited on the cover #witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit

saresmoore This sounds really interesting! 3mo
mhillis @saresmoore It might not be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! The relationships between characters were intriguing too. 3mo
60 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
mhillis
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
post image

This is the first time I‘ve finished an audiobook in one day! The Lost Daughter is a short but powerful book dealing with motherhood. Women in Translation Readathon: a book in a non traditional format 🎧 #witreadathon

blurb
mhillis
post image

1. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
2. Passing by Nella Larsen
3. 🤷🏻‍♀️
4. Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
5. @Hestapleton @Caterina

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Megabooks Oh yeah, Thick is amazing! 3mo
Eggs Intriguing! Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 3mo
flying_monkeys The Leavers is so good! 3mo
51 likes3 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

August‘s author is Shirley Jackson! I‘ve already read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, so I wanted to try something a little different and I found her book The Witchcraft of Salem Village. When I was in school, I was interested in the Salem Witch Trials so I chose this short nonfiction book!
#authoramonth

KathyWheeler This was probably the first Shirley Jackson book I ever read — way back in 4th or 5th grade. Loved it. 3mo
mhillis @KathyWheeler I think I would have loved reading this book back then! 3mo
KathyWheeler @mhillis I did. Back then I also reread a lot; I think I read this book 3 or 4 times. 3mo
Soubhiville Logged for Author a Month! 💜 3mo
54 likes4 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

Switching to this audiobook for the commute home!
#currentlyreading #audiocommuting #trainreads #summersendreadathon

Megabooks Loved this one! 3mo
LeahBergen This was a good read! 3mo
73 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
mhillis
The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
post image
Bookish_B This is a such a fun read! Enjoy 😊 3mo
mhillis @Bookish_B Thanks, Part One was especially funny! 3mo
49 likes2 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

Made my TBR for Women in Translation readathon and immediately started reading a different book 🤦🏻‍♀️ So far this is intriguing - MC gets transferred to a city in another country which is in the midst of a major trash crisis, but can‘t understand exactly what is happening because he doesn‘t speak the local language well
#womenintranslation #witreadathon #korea #summersendreadathon

53 likes3 stack adds
blurb
mhillis
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
post image

My TBR for this week‘s Women in Translation Readathon and Summer‘s End Readathon:
1. A Greater Music 🎶
2. The Lost Child 🎧
3. The Secret Piano 🎹
The Girl who Wrote Loneliness (recommended read)
I‘ve already In Other Words which is the other recommended read. It‘s one of my favorite books though, so I‘ll reread it if I have time!
#witreadathon #summersendreadathon

merelybookish You're going for all 5 prompts! Good luck! 3mo
mhillis @merelybookish I‘ve already changed my TBR 😂 Will post an update soon! 3mo
49 likes2 comments
blurb
mhillis
My Fitness Tracker | Dannelle Gay
post image

Week 3 check-in
📚 Books
The Witchcraft of Salem Village #authoramonth
The Years #womenintranslation
Thick
The Lady‘s Guide to Celestial Mechanics
The Poet X 🎧

💃Fitness
5/5 Jazzercise classes
22km walking
100 glute challenge

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 #bookdragons

StayCurious Looks like you‘re doing well! Great job 👌 3mo
mhillis @StayCurious Thanks! This was a good week 👍 3mo
See All 11 Comments
Daisey Looks like a great week! 3mo
BarbaraJean What a great week!! What did you think of The Poet X? 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
mhillis @BarbaraJean It was very good! I was intrigued by the idea of a story about writing and performing poetry - it didn‘t disappoint! 3mo
Hestapleton Awesome job!!!! 3mo
IndoorDame What a great week!!! 🙌🏼 3mo
Soubhiville Logged for Author a month 3mo
51 likes11 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

Another pic from reading by the lake yesterday. This old issue of Granta is amazing! Here is a piece by Ruth Ozeki called Linked which includes a renga on the last page. #poetry

tessavi Cute nails :) 3mo
mhillis Thanks ☺️ 3mo
59 likes2 comments
blurb
mhillis
Toxic Flora: Poems | Kimiko Hahn
post image

Read an old issue of Granta by the lake today and found The Japanese Firefly Squid by Kimiko Hahn
#poetry #genji

blurb
mhillis
post image

#bfcr3 #bookdragons week 2 check in

Read 3 books this week:
📚 The Sad Part Was
📚 The Star-Touched Queen
🎧 With You in Paris

Did 2 Jazzercise classes, 100 glute challenge, and 21km walking. I didn‘t meet my fitness goals this week because of the obon holiday and the typhoon!

IndoorDame Great week!👏 3mo
Megabooks Awesome job!! 3mo
See All 6 Comments
StayCurious A typhoon is a good reason to stay indoors- Good job on what you did accomplish! 3mo
Hestapleton Yes a typhoon would be a roadblock, but you worked with what you had! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week despite the weather. 3mo
48 likes6 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

#bfcr3 week one #bookdragons
📚 Finished 3 books, Off the Clock, and two for Women in Translation month: The Emissary and Still Waters
💃 Did 5/5 Jazzercise classes this week
🍓 Made a strawberry peach smoothie bowl

BarbaraJean Strawberry peach smoothie bowl sounds fabulous! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I would be super interested in your recipe for the strawberry peach smoothie bowl! That sounds amazing! 3mo
See All 10 Comments
IndoorDame Way to go! 🙌 3mo
Hestapleton Way to go! A great week! 3mo
mhillis @TheAromaofBooks @BarbaraJean It‘s part of my try something new goal and it was super delicious! Here‘s the link to the YouTube video https://youtu.be/OXtB9jWThHI 3mo
mhillis @IndoorDame @Hestapleton Thanks! And for welcoming me to your team! 🎉 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo Thank you!!! 3mo
llawela Wow. Productive week! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 3mo
59 likes10 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

I had so much fun with #bfcr2 and #booknerdherd ☀️
I finished up with 24 Jazzercise classes, 260 km of walking, and 22 books (including 4 audiobooks)!

This time I‘m a part of team #bookdragons and I‘m looking forward to it!! I‘m setting the following goals for #bfcr3
Read 12 books
Jazzercise 5 times per week (30 classes total)
Try something new! This could be workouts, recipes, or books that I might not normally pick up!

IndoorDame I love your goals! Welcome to the team! 4mo
llawela Amazing accomplishments . Good luck this round. How often you plan to try something new? :P 4mo
mhillis @IndoorDame Thank you! 4mo
See All 9 Comments
mhillis @llawela Thanks! 😂 Maybe each week? 4mo
wanderinglynn A fantastic round 2! 🎉 And great goals for round 3! 🙌🏻 4mo
Hufflepuffle Fab goals! Good luck! 4mo
Hestapleton I love that goal of trying something new! 4mo
StayCurious Very interested to see what new things you try! 4mo
mhillis @Hestapleton I got the idea from @Caterina who tried a new class every week during the last round! I thought it was a good idea so I want to try something similar. @StayCurious @Hufflepuffle 4mo
54 likes9 comments
blurb
mhillis
The Emissary | Y?ko Tawada
post image

Reading my second book for Women in Translation month: The Emissary by Yoko Tawada and translated by Margaret Mitsutani 🍊
#currentlyreading #coverlove #womenintranslation #wit #witmonth

llawela Ooo nice cover. Looking fwd to your review. 4mo
71 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
mhillis
A Time to Dance | Padma Venkatraman
post image

I can‘t believe that it‘s the end of Week 6. Looking forward to Round 3!

💃 This week I attended a couple extra Jazzercise classes and walked 37 km. My summer break has just started and it‘s been very hot and humid!

📖 I finished three books and they were all good! The titles are A Rising Man, A Time to Dance, and The Case of Lisandra P. - the first book read for Women in Translation month!

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

Megabooks Great job!! 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
Crazeedi Way to go Mary!! Great job!👏 4mo
See All 14 Comments
BillBlume Awesome! I loved A Time to Dance. Padma is an amazing person. 4mo
Soubhiville I have A Time to Dance and plan to read it soon 😊. Glad to hear you liked it! 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 4mo
BarbaraJean Great week—and awesome challenge overall!! I‘m so glad to have been on a team with you! 4mo
mhillis @Megabooks Thank you ☺️ 4mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Thanks! It was fun being together in the group!! 4mo
mhillis @BillBlume This book was excellent! I‘d like to read some other books that she has written. 4mo
mhillis @Soubhiville Hope you enjoy reading it too! Looking forward to your review! 4mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you so much for organizing and cheering everyone on!! 4mo
mhillis @BarbaraJean Thank you ☺️ Go #booknerdherd !! 4mo
llawela 37km!! Awesome 4mo
60 likes1 stack add14 comments
blurb
mhillis
A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
post image

Finished A Rising Man just in time! July was a great reading month: This month I finished up the prompts for #nonfiction2019 and read a few cozy mysteries for #cozyinthesun and started on the summer prompts for #booked2019 📚
#julywrapup
Its August - time for Women in Translation month!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 💕📚💕 4mo
ferskner Nicely done! 4mo
68 likes3 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

Week 5 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2

💃 This week I walked 47km and did Jazzercise 2 times. I took a trip this week, so it wasn‘t possible to meet my goal of 4 classes. Spent some time at the beach though and it was so fun and relaxing🏝

📚 I finished 3 books this week! The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown and Aunty Lee‘s Chilled Revenge for #cozyinthesun and Internment for #booked2019

🎧 Thanks #booknerdherd for another great week!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
BarbaraJean Looks like a great week!! 🎉👏🏼 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 4mo
54 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
mhillis
post image
Pickpick

Auntie Lee‘s Chilled Revenge is the third book in the Singaporean Mystery series and the third book I‘ve read for #cozyinthesun ☀️ Although this book‘s mystery was probably the most interesting of the series, several characters are annoying and the wrap up was not very surprising. Most of the scenes take place at the cafe Aunty Lee‘s Delights so the descriptions of food are amazing, plus there are recipes in the back of the book!

Librarybelle I enjoy cozies with food recipes! 4mo
lynneamch Can't resist a foodie book! 4mo
ferskner THAT FOOD 4mo
57 likes2 stack adds4 comments
blurb
mhillis
Internment | Samira Ahmed
post image

Second book finished for summer #booked2019 📚 ☀️
For the prompt Muslim author or MC, I listened to the audiobook, Internment by Samira Ahmed. Layla‘s character is strong and the audiobook was well done.

Megabooks Was the audio good? Narrator? I may go audio with this one. 4mo
Cinfhen Sounds good! Was this YA?? 4mo
See All 6 Comments
mhillis @Megabooks I‘ve only recently started listening to audiobooks but it kept my attention 🎧 4mo
mhillis @Cinfhen Yes, it‘s YA, the same author wrote (edited) 4mo
RaimeyGallant I am so in love with this cover! 4mo
65 likes4 stack adds6 comments
review
mhillis
post image
Pickpick

This is the second book in the Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation series. When the Crown Jewels are stolen from the museum, Inspector Chopra is on the case. Good mystery, interesting subplots, and a few new characters! #cozyinthesun

Librarybelle The covers of this series are amazing! So vibrant! 4mo
ferskner I'm sold! 4mo
59 likes4 stack adds2 comments
blurb
mhillis
Internment | Samira Ahmed
post image

Current reads: Internment. The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown.
Last book you recommended: Alif the Unseen
Number of books checked out from the library: 6
#weekendreads

46 likes1 stack add
blurb
mhillis
post image

Week four wrap up! #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

I met my fitness goals and read 3 books this week:
The Go Between 🎧
Broad Band #nonfiction2019
Disobedience #booked2019 #booktomovie

Crazeedi Great job Mary!! 👏👏😍 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 4mo
jb72 Yay! Awesome! 4mo
52 likes3 comments
review
mhillis
post image
Pickpick

And with this book about science, I have officially finished #nonfiction2019 🥳 I found this book fascinating, especially Parts One and Two. Information about the Social Services Referral Directory was interesting. I‘d like to read more about some of the women in this book, like Ada Lovelace and Stacy Horn.

mreads Congratulations! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great Job! That‘s wonderful! And I‘m stacking that one too! 4mo
54 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
mhillis
Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
post image

Today is my 3 year Litsyversary 👵
It‘s been so fun to get to know so many great people here! Some highlights have been participating in the book fitness challenge and doing readalongs (The Luminaries and The Tale of Genji) and challenges (booked2019 and nonfiction2019)! 🥳

kspenmoll Happy happy Litsyversary!!! 4mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary!🎉🙌🏽📚 4mo
batsy 🎉🎉🎉📚 4mo
See All 9 Comments
Megabooks Woo hoo!! I‘m glad to have you here!! 4mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎂 4mo
sudi Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉💃💃 4mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎉🎊🥳📖😋 4mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4mo
UwannaPublishme Woo hoo! Happy Litsyversary! 🙌🏻📚🎉🎉🎉 4mo
66 likes9 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

Week 3 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 update

I finished 6 books this week! I‘ve posted about most of these books already, except for The Milk Lady of Bangalore which I read for #nonfiction2019 to fulfill the prompt Something with Animals
I met my goal of 4 Jazzercise classes and 40 km walking. Inspired by the #booknerdherd chat, I also added weeding to my activities this week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 4mo
sudi Awesome week for you 👏👏👏. What did you think of the book 4mo
mhillis @sudi It was interesting but a little long. I liked reading about the relationship between people and cows, and the different cow breeds too! (edited) 4mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you ☺️ 4mo
sudi @mhillis i'll have to check this one out. The title intrigued me a little 😊 4mo
56 likes5 comments
blurb
mhillis
Piglettes | Clmentine Beauvais
post image

Current reads: The Things I Would Tell You. Disobedience.
Last book you re-read: The Handmaid‘s Tale
Rec some beach reads: Summer seems like a good time to read about a trip, like the tagged book Piglettes

#weekendreads

JamieArc I loved this book! I agree - great summer read! 4mo
46 likes1 comment
review
mhillis
The Circle Game | Margaret Atwood
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve read a lot of Margaret Atwood‘s novels but not many of her poems, so I chose The Circle Game for #authoramonth
Favorites from this collection were The City Planners, Camera, and Spring in the Igloo.

Soubhiville I haven‘t even heard of this one! Great choice! 4mo
mhillis @Soubhiville Thanks! My favorites are Hag-Seed and 4mo
56 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
mhillis
post image
Mehso-so

Finished my first book for #cozyinthesun ☀️
The Case of the Missing Servant has lots of interesting details but the overall story wasn‘t very engaging for me. Think I‘ll try a different series for my next read!

Librarybelle I really like the cover on this one! 4mo
ferskner I LOVE diverse cozies! 4mo
58 likes2 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

I‘ve posted about how much I loved this book before! A Beautiful Work in Progress is my recommendation for favorite motivational book for the week 3 photo challenge. Mirna will inspire you to go out and doing something just for the pure enjoyment of it!
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

5feet.of.fury I love the Mirnavator! 4mo
Crazeedi Sounds very good Mary ! 4mo
wanderinglynn It sounds interesting. I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
59 likes4 stack adds3 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

This book tells the story behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. She endured so much in her personal and professional life and I was so teary eyed while reading the last chapter of this book! It also includes text of RBG‘s bench announcement and Obama‘s speech.

Read for Something that Turned out Unexpectedly #booked2019

mreads Looks great and a happy ending 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I just added this to my to read list on Goodreads the other day, I‘m glad to hear it was so good. 4mo
mhillis @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes I saw it on Goodreads! It was good although a few sentences perplexed me. Only one more book to go and I‘ll be finished with the bingo card! 4mo
mhillis @mreads Not completely happy but definitely interesting! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mhillis Great job! You‘ll be finished long before the year is over! 4mo
53 likes4 stack adds5 comments
blurb
mhillis
post image

👩‍🏫 Finished classes for the semester!
🏔 Quebec
🍎 Apple pie
🥘Cooking class with friends and reading more of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

#friyayintro

blurb
mhillis
post image

Week Two #bookfitnesschallenge wrap up
📚 This week I finished one book: Monkey Beach.
I also finished about 75% of four other books: This Life or the Next, The Milk Lady of Bangalore, The Case of the Missing Servant, and Gone.
💃 I met my goal of 4 Jazzercise classes. I walked 50 km this week, including a 10km hike with friends on Saturday for #litsywalkathon
🤩 Thank you #booknerdherd

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 5mo
BarbaraJean How are you liking This Life or the Next? In seeing the cover, I realized I have it on my Kindle (got it as a World Book Day free download!)! 4mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you!! 4mo
See All 6 Comments
mhillis @BarbaraJean I ended up finishing it last night! We read it for book club and the way the story is told is interesting 4mo
Crazeedi What a great week you had Mary, way to go!!❤ 4mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Thanks 💕 4mo
55 likes6 comments
blurb
mhillis
Coastliners | Joanne Harris
post image

Although I love Joanne Harris, Coastliners isn‘t one of my favorites-the covers are beautiful though! #coverlove #thecoast #lilithjuly

KarenUK They are! 😍💕 5mo
KathyWheeler I have the one on the bottom left. They‘re all lovely covers. Even though I have it, I have yet to read the book. 5mo
mhillis @KathyWheeler The funny thing is that I didn‘t even include the cover that I have 😂 5mo
Cinfhen Beautiful covers 🐚 5mo
59 likes5 comments