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Joined February 2016

Middle school librarian crying over fictional characters. Project LIT chapter leader. Slytherin 5eva.
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Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
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We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
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This Place: 150 Years Retold by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
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The Future Is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente
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The True Queen by Zen Cho
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner
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Cocktales by Emma Hart, Rachel Van Dyken, Jana Aston, Kylie Scott, Lex Martin, Penny Reid, April White, Sierra Simone, Amy Daws, Tara Sivec, Jaymin Eve, CD Reiss, Mariah Dietz, Aly Martinez, Whitney Barbetti, Sawyer Bennett, L.H. Cosway, Jessica Hawkins, Aleatha Romig, Red Phoenix, Karpov Kinrade, Corinne Michaels, Julie Johnson, Leia Stone, Staci Hart, K.F. Breene, Adriana Locke, Jessica Prince, Meghan Quinn, Daisy Prescott, Ruth Clampett, Kayti McGee, Kate Stewart, Kennedy Ryan, Bb Easton, Dylan Allen, Liv Morris, Julie Richman, Karla Sorensen
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Infomocracy: A Novel by Malka Older
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Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
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The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Just checked this audiobook out from my local public library. I‘m excited to dive in. (One of my Muslim students saw a hijabi on the cover and lost her mind. I obviously let her borrow my copy.)

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I‘m mad Kekla Magoon isn‘t Jason Reynolds famous. “The Summer of Styx Malone” is beautiful and funny and heartbreaking. Sullivan Jones kills it as the narrator. Highly recommend this lovely middle grade book!

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This book was a lot of fun—and I learned a ton, too. If you‘re into language, humour, and the internet of things, I highly recommend this book. The audiobook didn‘t lose anything from the print book (and made more sense for some parts), but you can‘t go wrong with either.

monalyisha Thinking about choosing this as a book club book for 2020! 3w
ness @monalyisha It would be such a great book club pick! There‘s so much to discuss. 3w
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This book is going to be the end of me. It‘s so. good.

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I got to meet Victoria Schwab again today, and this time, I could show her my Delilah Bard tattoo!! 📸 @Rabidgummibear

brilliantglow This is an awesome picture! 2mo
Palimpsest Awesome! I love her books. Just finished Tunnel of Bones Thursday. 2mo
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I live! Sorry for the radio silence, #TeamNamastePositive; my first back to school as a school librarian kicked my butt! But I‘ve been doing well on my #BFC goals; I‘ve increased my running to 5–6 days per week, and I‘ve been reading a ton.

Meaw_catlady Yay!!!! I‘m glad you are alive and crushing your goals!! 🖤🖤🖤 sending good energy for this school year ! 2mo
BlameJennyJane Happy to see you surface! Sounds like you are surviving and thriving! 💗 2mo
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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Strong start to #BFC round 3, week two! School may not be back for a couple weeks, but our fifth-grade academy started today to let our new kids get used to middle school. How‘s your week going, Team Namaste Positive?

Meaw_catlady Glad to hear you have a strong start to the week! Hope the new school year starts out smoothly!! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere It's the last week of the hols before the school year begins yet again! Hope you get the kids settled in nicely 3mo
ChasingOm I love y‘all‘s team name! 🧘‍♀️ 3mo
BlameJennyJane Sounds like a super strong start! I‘m out of the gate this week... but still kind of wandering around looking for grass to graze on. Lol 3mo
Econaghan Good luck with the start of the school year! Enjoy my last week of summer vacation at the beach this week! Sunday was a bit rough, but pulled it together today. 3mo
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If It Makes You Happy | Claire Kann
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#BFCR3 week one checkin time! I did pretty well on my goals & got to spend time with friends from middle school.
This week, I read:
• Brazen and the Beast
• If It Makes You Happy
• Love from A to Z
• Every Heart a Doorway
I‘ve gotten 2 of 3 runs in (tomorrow‘s my 3rd), walked my dog every day I wasn‘t at the beach, & for my hour of art, I‘m counting hanging art + getting my studio more unpacked. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge #TeamNamastePositive

Meaw_catlady Great job!! Keep it up! 👏 3mo
Minispok Awesome job! 3mo
Airykah13 I have the arc for this but didn‘t read it! How did you like it? I still plan on reading it, soon lol 3mo
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Lucy_Anywhere Fantastic start 🙌 well done! 3mo
Econaghan You‘re off to a fabulous start! Keep it up! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
BlameJennyJane You are rockin‘ it! Amazing week 1! 👊🏼 3mo
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First day of #BFC challenge 3 started out strong! A friend and I went on a 4.5 mile jog/walk, and then we all went and played in the ocean for a couple of hours. Pictured is a view from our walk. How‘s everyone else‘s day one going?

wanderinglynn Gorgeous photo! And great job! 🙌🏻 3mo
Airykah13 Lovely photo! I didn‘t work out today but have one planned for tomorrow ☺️☺️ 3mo
Minispok Great view 🙂 3mo
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Lucy_Anywhere Wow! How gorgeous! It's a rest day for me as I went for a run yesterday 😊 3mo
Econaghan Beautiful view from your run! Hubby and I took our three kiddos to an amusement park from open to close yesterday. We all walked several miles and I tracked my food yesterday as best I could-phone died. 3mo
BlameJennyJane Beautiful scenery for a workout! Happy Day! I‘m getting my steps in myself and eating well... gonna spend some time tonight catching up on reads! 3mo
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Picture from tonight‘s run! (For my own records: Week 2, workout 3 ZR5K; 2 miles; 30 minutes). I‘m so psyched for round 3 of #BFC.

My goals:
• Run at least three days per week
• Walk my dog every day
• Yoga every day
• Do art for at least one hour per week (thanks for the inspo, @wanderinglynn !)
• Read 12 books

We‘ve got this, team!

Minispok Great goals! 4mo
Meaw_catlady Amazing goals!! Glad to have you on the team! 🖖 4mo
BlameJennyJane Fabulous goals! 👍🏼💗👍🏼 4mo
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BookwormAHN Great goals. I added an art one too 👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 And a great week! You're going to crush Round 3! 4mo
Econaghan Awesome goals! You‘re going to kill it! Good luck! 3mo
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Wow, wow, it was just really kind of Sarah MacLean and JY Yang to release their new books on my birthday. Y‘all didn‘t have to do that.

PerksOfBeingABookworm Happy birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
ness @PerksOfBeingABookworm Thank you!! 🥰 4mo
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Lumberjanes Vol. 1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevension
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Well, that was just as delightful as everyone has said. I‘m definitely going to buy it for my library! #LibrariansofLitsy

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Lumberjanes Vol. 1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevension
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I‘m not sure how I hadn‘t read Lumberjanes yet, but I‘m remedying this immediately.

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The Chupacabras of the Ro Grande | Adam Gidwitz, David Bowles
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Busy week, #BFC Littens! My partner and I closed on our old house, which means we‘re no longer homeowners! (The picture is from our excellent celebratory lunch.) We‘ve moved into an apartment closer to our jobs while we search for a new home. Somehow, I stayed consistent with yoga and managed go get in my first outdoor run in ages—even while spending time at the old place cleaning. One week left! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And congrats on the closing—I know that‘s a load off your mind. 👍🏻 4mo
Megabooks Well, congratulations on making a great step in your life! Good luck on your new home search!! 🍀🍀 4mo
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I love the Lingthusiam podcast, so I‘m super psyched to read Gretchen McCulloch‘s new book!

MelissaSue81 This sounds fascinating. Do you think it plays well on audio? I was thinking it might be one better to read in print.
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ness @MelissaSue81 So far, I‘m liking it on audio! I haven‘t felt like I‘ve missed anything. 4mo
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I enjoyed this one—though it definitely showed how spotty my memory is regarding the first book. 😂 Seanan McGuire read it and did a great job. Now, excuse me while I have Dr. Bleak feels.

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Took a #24in48 break to get some bubble tea and walk my dog. (Thanks for the bubble tea rec, @DezaraeOsborne and @book_princessBritt ! It was tasty.) Got about 10 hours of reading in so far!

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The Hour 18 #24in48 challenge is about romance novels, which is lucky as I just finished the tagged book! I read a fair amount of Romance (more when I‘m not on a book award committee). There are so many great authors writing Romance now; some favourites are Alyssa Cole, Courtney Milan, Jackie Lau, Cat Sebastian, and, now, Olivia Waite. This book was lovely (aside from the ableist metaphors). Highly recommend!

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I‘m taking a break from packing (and my audiobook) to eat a late lunch and read a little romance. How‘s your #24in48 going?

book_princessBritt Getting a little antsy but it‘s fun to be a part of something this big! 4mo
ness @book_princessBritt Same! I want the rain to stop so I can walk my dog (and listen to audiobooks, natch). 4mo
RebL I don‘t feel the pressure of making a full 24, so it‘s pretty chill. The kids are having a moon walk party (Moonpies for everyone!), so I‘ve had lots of reading breaks. Later, I‘m having a coke with a friend. Ergo, not too much antsy-ness, but loving a weekend of shared dedicated to reading. @book_princessBritt @ness 4mo
ness @RebL Sounds lovely! I‘ve done the full 24 hours before, but I don‘t feel the pressure to do it again, either. It has been lovely to listen to audiobooks while unpacking and take breaks to read a few chapters, too. 4mo
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Here‘s a look at my audiobook library for the #24in48 Hour 12 challenge! I love audiobooks. I mostly get mine from Audible or the public library. I listen to a lot of nonfiction in this format, but I also enjoy fiction—especially SFF. My favourite audiobook is probably Sadie by Courtney Summers. It‘s a full-cast book done so well. I also love the picture book audiobook for We Found a Hat. I don‘t tend to reread audiobooks, though!

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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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My hold on the second Wayward Children book finally came in, so Seanan McGuire can keep me company while I finish packing ahead of tomorrow‘s move!

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Funnily enough, Six of Crows is a daily deal! https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00UG9LC4I/ref=pe_170810_420847810_KDD

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Is it weird that Six of Crows is one of my fave motivational books? Look, if Kaz can [spoiler redacted] and Inej can [spoiler redacted], and Wylan can—you get the idea.

Good week for #BFC: Got my runs and yoga in, amidst packing up my house. We move this Friday! Read You Asked for Perfect and Her Royal Highness.

Keep on moving, everyone! We‘re halfway there! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 a fantastic week! 🎉 And you can find motivation anywhere. And that makes me want to push Six up on my TBR! 😉 4mo
julesG @wanderinglynn Oh, yes, you should definitely read Six of Crows. I totally understand why it can be a motivational book. 4mo
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Babysitters Club | Ann M. Martin
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Um, excuse me?????

fenchxrch I read ALL the books books when I was in middle school. Not sure how I feel about this! 4mo
SkeletonKey Whoooooaaa. 4mo
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Silent Book Club time!

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You Asked for Perfect | Laura Silverman
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#BFC update: Slogged (slow jog 😂) today, started the tagged book, went for a short walk, packed a bunch of books, and did some yoga. A good #BookFitnessChallenge day!

CouronneDhiver 😂😂 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
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Gosh, I love this novella! Alyssa Cole does great contemporary disability rep. (She even got a straw ban dig in, which is 🔪👌 considering how many ableds don‘t know how ableist it is.) Highly recommend for so many reasons: disabled Black wheelchair user heroine! Autistic Asian hero! Snark! Escape rooms! Nerdery!

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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Oh, the joys of playing Wizards Unite (and Pokemon Go before it) in a rural area.

In happier news, my #BFC week 2 update: I had a terrible, three day migraine this week, so I haven‘t run as much as I would‘ve liked, but that can‘t be helped. I did do yoga every day and read three books: Lovely War, How (Not) To Ask a Boy to Prom, and Can‘t Escape Love. Ready for week 3! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 But sorry you were down a few days with a migraine. That‘s no fun. 💚 4mo
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The Weight of Our Sky | Hanna Alkaf
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#BFC week one update! I read a bunch of books at ALAAC19 (six in total, including the tagged book), walked a ton, did a bunch of yoga, and ran when I got home. Next week, I‘ll have a normal schedule, so I should get in plenty of runs and yoga practices! It‘ll also be the start of summer vacation slash freelance copy editing. All in all, a good first week of #BookFitnessChallenge!

MarriedtoMrT A new Jacob book! 5mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 5mo
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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Oh, look, the ARCs and other books I mailed back from #ALAAC19 arrived. #LibrariansofLitsy 🤣

rather_be_reading 👏👏 5mo
Crystalblu My suitcase was so full! And, I left some in my hotel room 😜 5mo
ness @Crystalblu Mine, too! I left some in my AirBnB, too. I wish media mail was more reliable so it wasn‘t so expensive to send stuff home! 5mo
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Let Me Finish! | Minh Le
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Day 3–4 stack from #ALAAC19! What looks good?

Soubhiville 😍 5mo
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The Book of Lost Saints | Daniel Jos Older
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Most of my day 1 and 2 hauls from #ALAAC19! Anything you‘re excited to read?

book_princessBritt The book of lost saints and the new Ibi Zoboi book! 5mo
ness @book_princessBritt I am so hype for MG Ibi Zoboi!!! 5mo
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War Girls | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Look at all these great-looking books with Black girls on the cover! #ALAAC19

Tamra Must check out Dragon Thief! 5mo
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(This post has nothing to do with the new HP AR game, but HAGRID WAS IN MY SHOWER).

My goals for round two of #BFC:
• Read three books per week
• Yoga every day*
• Run three days per week*

* I‘m at ALAAC through Tuesday next week, so my first week, I‘m giving myself a grace period because of all the walking I‘m doing.

Good luck, all! @wanderinglynn

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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And I found an ogre in my bedroom. 😂😂😂 5mo
LazyOwl Great goals, enjoy the yoga. I love yoga and pilates. 5mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 😸😸😸 5mo
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Finished this on my drive home yesterday! I liked it, but there was a lot of ableism. Still, it‘s a lovely romance about family, mother-daughter relationships, anxiety, and female friendships. Big tw for rape (it doesn‘t occur on the page but one character describes what happened to another), panic attacks.

As for #BFC, this week + next are #ALAAC19 weeks, so I‘m taking a break from running. Still did my yoga! #BookFitnessChallenge

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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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Loved this—perhaps because Cole kept reminding me of Cole from Dragon Age. It was a lovely and dark fantasy about family and fearing outsiders.

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Inventory | Dionne Brand
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A full inventory hasn‘t been done at my school for years, as far as I can tell, so I‘ll be doing that, weeding, and shifting the nonfiction—somehow before next Wednesday. Cool cool cool cool cool. #LibrariansofLitsy

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A busy week, but at least tomorrow‘s Friday! Got my running and yoga in, and finished the tagged book, which was pretty good. Just a little less than one week left of my first year as a school librarian. Having a workout routine will be good to keep me grounded during my month off. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
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We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal
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Silent Book Club time! I wasn‘t going to eat here, but then there was a Filipino food truck. 👀👀👀 In #BFC land, I‘m shifting books in the library, which means walking all over the place and carrying lots of books. I did a bit of yoga at work, but I‘ll do more when I get home, too. #BookFitnessChallenge

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5mo
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What a week! My first last day of school as a middle school librarian. I saw Florence + the Machine (on a school night!). We got our house ready to list. Today, I started week six of #ZR5K training. It was a good (but busy) week! #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

RachelO Wow - that sounds like a great week - congratulations! 5mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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tfw Actual Queen Leigh Bardugo likes your Dregs tattoo.

gibblr Can you post a full pic? 😁 6mo
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Books change lives: quotes to treasure | American Library Association
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Who‘s attending #ALAAC19? We should have a Litsy meetup!

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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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My hold for this one finally came through, so I‘ll be spending the day sneaking in chapters in between packing up/decluttering/staging. Yesterday was spent with more apartment hunting, more 5K training, and a lovely 40-minute yoga for runners practice. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘ve got quite a bit on your plate right now. Kudos for keeping up your fitness. 👍🏻 6mo
4thhouseontheleft You‘ve got a lot going on! 💜💜 6mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Loves this! Elizabeth Acevedo kills the narration. (If you liked her reading The Poet X, you‘ll like this.) She, unsurprisingly, rocks the poetry portions. I could listen to her perform poetry all day. As for #BFC, doing great on yoga and reading, but I need to catch up on running; I spent last night cleaning out my car and saying goodbye to my wheels of 13 years and today I bought a new car! 💜 🚙 #BookFitnessChallenge

DivineDiana A new car! Next post, a photo! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 6mo
jillannjohn Oh I didn‘t know she was the narrator! I loved Poet X. I have the physical book of Pride in my huge TBR. I‘m going to try the audio! (edited) 6mo
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Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs | Gene Weingarten
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Yesterday, while I was running, Otis decided he needed to be as close to me as possible and wedged himself between the treadmill and the wall. When I was cooling off, he climbed on the treadmill with me. Poor doggo is nervous with all the packing. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

Caterina Sweetheart! 😍😭 Our dog gets very nervous about packing too and keeps us in sight at all times, whether it's packing for a move or just a trip! 6mo
wanderinglynn Aw, poor baby. ❤️🐶 But great job working out when you‘re packing! 6mo
BookwormAHN Poor doggy, great job exercising 👏🏻 6mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Pride by Ibi Zoboi is today‘s Audible daily deal! It‘s a steal for $2.95—and it‘s narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo, of The Poet X fame. https://www.audible.com/pd/Pride-Audiobook/B07DFN5VRB?serial=&source_code=AUDORE...

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Escorted | Claire Kent
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I really wanted to like this book club pick, but I just didn‘t. The writing and characterization were super uneven + there was a lot of fat-shaming and ableism. There was a lot of smut (A LOT), but I found most of it deeply unsexy. Just not for me.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Sorry for the radio silence, #BFC folks! My grandma died last weekend, and I haven‘t felt much like being on social media. But I did keep up with my yoga, running, and bookish goals.

Week two: Read two books (the audio to Spinning Silver is amazing, and this book is pretty much perfect. I love it). In week four of 5K training and did yoga every day. Hopefully, I‘ll be back to more regular posting in week 3 of #BookFitnessChallenge!

TrishB Sorry for your loss 💔 6mo
wanderinglynn So sorry for your loss. 💚 But way to keep plugging along! 🙌🏻 6mo
BookwormAHN Sorry for your loss, hugs 💔 6mo
emtobiasz Sorry for your loss 💔 6mo
Eyelit 💜💜💜 6mo
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Girls on the Verge | Sharon Biggs Waller
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More packing (moving is stressful!)! Finished the tagged book, and about to do some yoga. 🧘‍♀️ #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 6mo
Clwojick 💗🧘‍♀️💗 6mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 6mo
dariazeoli Good job! Hope your move goes as smoothly as it can! 6mo
Caterina Glad you're making time for reading and yoga in the midst of the chaos. I hope everything goes smoothly. ❤️ 6mo
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