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okthislooksbad

Joined September 2016

videographer. fitness instructor. ravenclaw. history nerd. plant parent. cat-lady with dogs. 🇩🇰 http://goodreads.com/okthislooksbad
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Happy #readathon-day! Starting out with some Flavia de Luce, but moving on to an absolute PILE of Giant Days I've been collecting for the very purpose of readathoning later on. Happy reading, folks! 📚 ☕ 🍪

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I love history and I love dogs, and this was the perfect mix of the two. I hadn't expected to enjoy it quite as much as I did, but dogs. Dogs, y'all.

wanderinglynn ❤️🐶 1mo
Balibee146 Stacking double quick... In fact over to Amazon I go 😁😁🐶🐶 4w
okthislooksbad @Balibee146 Yay! You won't regret it! 🐕🐕 4w
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Now Entering Addamsville | Francesca Zappia
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Listened to the audio of this and it was a pure delight. There are ghosts (so many ghosts, all portrayed as something akin to friends that are just hanging around and I /loved/ that) and demons (those were mostly awful, and fire-y, and dumb) and difficult family relations and just.. delight. It starts out slow and could've done with some clarification through backstory, but beggars can't be choosers. Perfectly eerie for lil' easily spooked me 👻

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Thoroughly enjoyed this. Not as much as I did Carry On, mind you, but the bar was set a tad high for any second book, Rowell or not. Also cannot believe we're being blessed with a third Snow-book, what a time to be alive 💃

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This was darn good but my biggest take-away was that Doodle is great, Doodle is the best, I need an entire novel of Doodle, everything Doodle, from Doodles perspective. Do I have a crush? Heck yes I do. Doodle for president.

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This week's late #bfc check-in features me, a magpie/trash collecting Parkrunner (see hand full of bits of shiny trash) at last week's event, looking mighty trashed (heh) on the home stretch. Did less well on some goals this week than I would've liked, but I'm absolutely on track with my book goal and I'm super excited about that 💃💃 Tagged is my current read which I'm enjoying immensely 😍

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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It's been a hot minute since I hated a character as much as I did Susan, but nevertheless this was pretty darn good. Austen is a lot more fun than I though. 😂

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I Did It! | Anna Ross
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First week of #bookfitnesschallenge round 3 is over and for once, I did well on all my goals. Except for stretching. Gotta get better at that. Idk why that's always the goal that's difficult for one.

#bfc @wanderinglynn (also hi Lynn, the book you sent me from R1 made it! Thank you so much ❤️❤️) @AprilMae

julesG 👏👏👏👏 3mo
mhillis Amazing 🎉 3mo
AprilMae Woot! Woot! Great job hitting those goals!! 3mo
Chili Awesome!!!👏👍 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
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Lumberjanes | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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I'm not entirely sure what I just read, but Lumberjanes are always a delight so it's okay. They're forgiven for how bizarre this was.

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Running Wild | Michael Morpurgo
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One of my goals for this round of #bfc was to go to a Parkrun. Guess what ya girl did today?? Social anxiety has kept me from going until now, but I decided to just.. do it. And they were all SO NICE. A kind Parkrunner I've never met before paced me and I got a new 5K PB of more than a minute and a half. Can't wait for next Saturday 😂 I'll be back later with my first check in, but I just couldn't contain the excite. Had to yell about this 😂❤️

Lauram Love this!!!! I‘m so glad you just went for it. 😃 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Well Done You! 3mo
twohectobooks The social anxiety was part of what kept me from starting masters swimming and I had a very similar experience, everyone is awesome and my swimming has improved so much! 3mo
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squirrelbrain Well done you! ❤️ 3mo
okthislooksbad @twohectobooks Good to hear I'm not the only one who's been fooled by it. Just gotta remember that it's never as bad as Anxiety Brain thinks it is, always! ❤️ 3mo
AprilMae Great job! Proud of you for just doing it! Sometimes we need to trick ourselves into just doing it without over thinking!! 3mo
Nute Way to go! Sometimes we just have to ‘do it.‘ You rock, Girl!!! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Good for you! 3mo
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Currently rage-quitting putting together Ikea furniture for a friend, thought it would be a good time to shout my #bfc goals to the world: 50K steps, exercise 5 hours/week, stretch x4 and 9 books. Oh, and go to a Parkrun. I've been procrastinating on that for absolute ages, but nows the time. Can't wait to get on with this round! 💃💃💃

DivineDiana You‘re a good friend! 👍🏻 4mo
CouronneDhiver Oh geez... I‘ve never been so irate as when I try to figure out IKEA stuff. Lol 😂 4mo
AprilMae Great goals!! Welcome to the team! 3mo
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Gosh, I can't believe we're already at the end of this round of #bfc. It didn't go quite according to plan fitness wise for me, but I made and exceeded my reading goal, which is quite enough for me. Super ready for next round where I might actually be able to do fitness things! 😂💃💃 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

mcipher What a pretty view! Glad you are happy with your results. 😊 I think part of the challenge for all of us is the part about adapting and being kind to ourselves when we‘re not quite on the mark we‘ve set - maybe that‘s the important part!!? 😝 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Life often doesn't go according to plan (at least it never goes according to my plans! HA!) But that's why #BFC goals are adaptable! 😉 And lovely photo! 4mo
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twohectobooks Beautiful view! I agree the end came way faster than expected. Hopefully recovery continues without any further setbacks! 4mo
BeckyandBooks Great job!! Beautiful view! 4mo
okthislooksbad @wanderinglynn Been adapted my goals so much this round, it's been kind of wild. Thank you ❤️ 4mo
okthislooksbad @mcipher I think you're absolutely right about that! I've been struggling a lot with just that, but I got better towards the end, so that's neat 😂 4mo
okthislooksbad @twohectobooks @BeckyB Thank you ❤️❤️ 4mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Been focusing on not melting in the heatwave and healing my wrist (there's progress!) all week, which has resulted in a lot of reading and not so much exercise. Am well on track to meet my book goal of 8 and possibly exceed it💃💃 #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

mcipher Yay on book goals and self care! I hope you‘re feeling tons better after some nice recovery time. 😌 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Glad to hear that you're feeling better 😀 4mo
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BeckyandBooks You‘re doing great! Staying cool in this heat is so important! Cute kitty! 😻 4mo
mabell Oh my that face! 😻 4mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 I hope your wrist is doing better. And definitely take it easy in the heat. 🙌🏻 4mo
twohectobooks Beautiful kitty! 4mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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It's 800 degrees outside. In the evening. I'm melting. Even hiding indoors is terrible. I need a fan. 😎😎

I'm not much of a re-reader, but with Wayward Son coming out soon and me only remembering that I enjoyed this four years ago I thought I might as well. Turns out it's still great!💃

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Ouch! It Stings! | Kook JiSeung
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The heatwave has arrived. Went for a walk after dinner when it wasn't 30 degrees out, just to feel like I've done something today. It's too hot 😒😂🔥
Got my stitches removed yesterday but apparently they'd been useless and the wound opened up again, so I'm still not allowed to do any #bfc exercise 😩 I am, however, absolutely /crushing/ my book goal, which I'm super excited about! Here's to flesh vessels doing their jobs just for ONCE 🥂

twohectobooks Sorry to hear your recovery isn‘t going as planned :( 4mo
okthislooksbad @twohectobooks Thank you ❤️ It's starting to itch, I'm assuming that's a good thing... 😂 4mo
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#24in48 Hour 30 Challenge: Middle grade/YA books. Two of my favourite genres (been leaning towards MG this year) for the adventures, the kindness and the realness of the characters. Love love love the Aru Shah-books and I'm so happy it's a quartet.

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I've been a passenger on the Struggle Bus this week - pictured is a snapshot of today. So bad. My wrist isn't improving as fast as I'd have thought it would, and I'm starting to notice some muscle atrophy in my arm and that's really messing with me? Idk. I've focused all my energy on getting back on the meditation wagon and have thus far managed 5/7 nights, which I'm super happy with! 😄😄

Lucy_Anywhere The tough weeks are the ones that matter the most - keep on swimming 💜 4mo
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twohectobooks I‘m mostly interested in the fact that you did ELEVEN FLOORS worth of stairs somehow?! Great job! 😉 4mo
mcipher So I‘m going to get on the positivity bus and say this is so good! Like @twohectobooks said - 11 floors?!? And meditation, and self care - knowing that you need to be gentle with yourself as you heal?? Winning!! 😊💜 4mo
wanderinglynn It‘s tough being injured. Hang in there. It will get better. And you had a great week despite your wrist being injured! Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
okthislooksbad @Lucy_Anywhere @twohectobooks @mcipher @wanderinglynn ❤️❤️ Thank you for the kind words. I tend to get caught in a loop of negativity, thanks for pulling me out of it ❤️ (as for the many floors, one of the pros of living in a house with stairs!) 4mo
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Witchy | Ariel Slamet Ries
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Finished the tagged book which was DELIGHTFUL and I'll be yelling about it sooner rather than later, but for now, a break. I've had many breaks already, as you can tell from how little reading-time I've had, but alas. Coffee, then deciding between another netgalley ARC or Aru Shah. ☕💃#24in48

AbhisekBasu Check out the scariest book you'll read this year. Link in bio! ☠️ 4mo
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Witchy | Ariel Slamet Ries
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SNORT

(this is so strange and wonderful and guys, GUYS, THE ART gosh it's so pretty) #24in48

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Candide | Voltaire
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Starting #24in48 a bit late (I like sleeping, sue me!) with my Serial Reader-title. I need all the coffee to deal with this rambly, gory mess before 10am ☕😂

Leniverse I like sleeping too. Just getting up now at nine. I mean, we need to be rested to stay focused on the reading, right? 4mo
okthislooksbad @Leniverse It is the only way. Already, we are better off than the poor, less well-rested souls. I think. 😂 4mo
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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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This is such a delightfully sweet graphic novel featuring a Chinese-American hard-of-hearing witch and her Chinese-American non-binary werewolf best friend turned partner and a whole bunch of magic and sorcery and just.. queer witchy stuff. The art is so pretty, the story is sweet (so many fuzzy feels, ah) and just everything that brings me joy and happiness.

mcipher This looks and sounds adorable! 4mo
okthislooksbad @mcipher It really was! Utterly delightful! ♥ 4mo
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I've been mostly flowing the doctor's orders to not antagonise my wrist all week, so not a lot of general physical fitness has been going on. Did manage 43K steps, though, which baffled me. Returned to guided meditations at bedtime, a practice I loved last summer but stopped doing for some odd reason, and it's just the most calming thing. ALSO finished two books! 📚❤️ That's it, that's my week. 😂 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

Lucy_Anywhere What a cutie 😍 well done on the step count! Great effort considering you're still on the mend after surgery. Go you! 🙌 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go on your step count! 🙌🏻 And that‘s great you‘ve gotten back into your guided meditation practice. Definitely follow your doctor‘s orders and adapt your goal as needed. 4mo
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mcipher Wow that‘s awesome on the steps! I love bedtime guided meditations, too. So relaxing. Glad you‘re recovering well and taking care of yourself! 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
BeckyandBooks Great job! Guided meditation is great, I think everyone should give it a try. 4mo
twohectobooks I keep thinking about trying meditation and then... not doing it. Maybe a goal for #bfcr3 haha 4mo
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Still trying to figure out how to stay active for #bookfitnesschallenge with the limitations surgery threw at me, but everything's getting easier real fast, so it's progress. I'm doing a lot of random dancing for now 😂 Roamed the city for 5 hours today while my mum had surgery (we're a sorry lot tonight 😂) and got 10 km in, so a cat and a good book is order. Hope you're all having a great Thursday ❤️❤️

mabell Glad you‘re healing well! And that‘s a great day of walking! I hope your mom recovers quickly too! 4mo
mcipher Random dancing, I love it! 😆😆 4mo
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Her Royal Highness | Rachel Hawkins
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Mehso-so

This was recommended to me as "something a bit like Red, White & Royal Blue" but all they had in common were royals and queer folks. At 50% the two mains had had maybe four interactions and they hated each other, and then suddenly they were all over one another. Chemistry? What chemistry? It was cute, I enjoyed it, but it had it's shortcomings.

ShyBookOwl Bummer! I can't stand the hate-each-other love-each-other trope. It's why I cringe at rom coms and why I'm literally afraid to pick up romance novels. 4mo
okthislooksbad @ShyBookOwl I kinda like them if they're done right, but there's a difference between a slow burn and "gee whiz you're the worst oh no wait hi ily" within 25 pages. ?? 4mo
ShyBookOwl @okthislooksbad Haha no kidding 4mo
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Pictured is the welcome-home committee when I returned from the one run I've been on this week ❤️ Overall it's been decidedly not good on the fitness part, but much better on the reading. I've spent so much time fretting and anxious about ganglion-surgery on Monday, exercise has been replaced with anti-anxiety cross-stitching and audiobooks 😟 Idk what to do about post-surgery goals, but we shall see. Onwards and upwards! 💃💃

krayoncolorz Hang in there! I hope surgery goes well! 💗 5mo
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Megabooks I understand about surgeries. They make them hard to think about other things. 💜💜 I‘ve had over 20 procedures under anesthesia in the last year. They can throw you off. Will be thinking of you! 💜💜 5mo
BeckyandBooks Don‘t let it get you down!! Sending lots of positive thoughts for a speedy recovery! Also, your welcome committee is very cute! (edited) 5mo
wanderinglynn Aw, what a great welcoming committee! ❤️ You had a good week & you‘re making great progress! Celebrate your accomplishments! 🎉 and hang in there. Adapt your goals post-surgery as needed. 💚 5mo
Lucy_Anywhere What a lovely thing to come home to! Good luck with the surgery - I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way 💜 5mo
twohectobooks Good luck with surgery! It definitely is anxiety-inducing. Give yourself as much time as you need for recovery! 5mo
mcipher Hope all went well with your surgery today. Sending lots of positive healing thoughts!! ♥️ 4mo
okthislooksbad @Megabooks This was my first and I'm mildly traumatised, I have no idea how you do it. All the respect! Also, thank you 4mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I take back what I said when it was boiling hot, this was a delight. Yes, I had to get used to the accents, but looking back it couldn't have been done in any other way. Adored it.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Just trying to stitch and listen to my audiobook but nooo, this big fella wants attention and I'd better give it to him or else. 🙄 Cats. They tolerate us. 😂 #audiostitching

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Week 1 done! #bookfitnesschallenge
I surprised myself when I tallied up my numbers this morning. I may not have finished any books, but I'm halfway through the three I've got going, so I'm on track! Thought I was going to get a headstart on W2 by running this morning, but at 7am it was 25 degrees out, so I went back to bed... 😂😂

#bfc #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

(you'll never meet someone with as many pictures of bees on their phone as I do. never.)

Lucy_Anywhere I did the same thing! But thought, nah, when I opened the window! 5mo
dariazeoli I love the crown on the 🐝- and you had a great week! 5mo
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krayoncolorz Sounds like a good pool day 😄 5mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 And bees are awesome! ❤️🐝 5mo
BeckyandBooks Great job! I love the bee! 5mo
twohectobooks I also love the bee lol 5mo
mcipher Awesome first week! And the bee is so cute - love that crown. 😊 5mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Help. Did anybody get through the audio of this? I'm 10% in and the narrator is driving me mad. The accents are a biiit too much and I get that distinct voices are good, but here they're just.. obnoxious. But there's a 16 week wait on the ebook and I kinda like the characters and I just want to know if I'm in a mood because of the weather or if the narrator is actually super annoying.🤔

marleed I listened to the audio on this one and really liked it. Perhaps I liked the story so much that I didn‘t consider narration. 5mo
okthislooksbad @marleed I'm at 20% now and you're absolutely right, I'm liking the story so much I'm not even noticing anymore! 😅 5mo
mcipher I hate when audio distracts from the story itself. Glad it‘s getting better as you get sucked into the book! 5mo
ninergrl6 In the print version there's very little distinction between the voices IMO, so this comment about the audiobook intrigues me. 5mo
okthislooksbad @ninergrl6 It's mostly noticeable in the accents, Henry's is portrayed as posh, Alex, June and Nora are very "young", Ellen's is distinctly southern, stuff like that. It takes some getting used to when you're used to just reading all voices in your own voice ? 5mo
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Trashy the Trashcan | Khwaish Arora
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It's 5000 degrees outside but that shan't stop me from taking a #trashwalk. The harvest was blessedly small tonight, distance considered: two ice cream thingies, a beer can and a (hidden) corner of a candy wrapper. Dare I hope people will #stoplittering? 🙏

Hope you're all having a great Tuesday!

#bookfitnesschallenge #teamlitnfit

TheSpineView Bless you for doing that! Unfortunately there will always be few people cleaning up than mess up! Sigh.. 5mo
Caterina Great job! 🙌 A running group in Palestine that some of my friends were in would bring bags with them while they ran to pick up litter - apparently it's a good full body workout! 😂 5mo
Suet624 A wonderful thing to do. 5mo
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twohectobooks Littering drives me crazy because it‘s just pure laziness. Bravo to you! 5mo
mcipher Ugh, litter is the worst - nice that you didn‘t find much this time! Great work despite that heat!! 5mo
okthislooksbad @Caterina It definitely is! I did that a few times and my hamstrings /died/😂 5mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 plus excellent community service picking up trash. 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
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No Country for Old Gnomes: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
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One of the pros to working at a gym is access to fancy weights than can tell you about the general state of your body. I tested before the first round of #bookfitnesschallenge and again today, and turns out the weight I've put on during #bfc is pure muscle. Bless this challenge for motivating the heck outta me! 💪 😄😄
Celebrating with an ab-workout (laughing is a workout, pass it on) provided by the tagged book, which is a GEM. 💃💃

TheSpineView That's awesome! 5mo
julesG Wish I had such scales right now. I hope I put on muscle mass. Enjoy your funny book! 5mo
Ash.on.the.line That‘s awesome!! Totally agree about laughter! 😜😄 5mo
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akckitty That is so great and awesome!!! 5mo
okthislooksbad @julesG Sometimes they're more trouble than they're worth tbh, but sometimes it's nice to know and not have to worry about it 😄 5mo
Megabooks Nice! 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 5mo
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I joined the #WizardsUnite fun. Can't seem to do anything because nothing happens in the countryside (???) but feel absolutely free to add me. This might be fun. I used to love Pokemon Go, do hope this is somewhat similar! 😂 (no, for real, what's this about? Is it literally Pokemon Go but with Harry Potter?)

Chrys Like Pokemon Go but Harry Potter thèmes with a little more story line. I sent you an invite 5mo
Molly_the_mezzo Added! 5mo
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stacybmartin Request sent! 🧙‍♀️ 5mo
WellReadCatLady Sent a request! 5mo
Books.Bottles.and.Babies Request sent! 5mo
wanderinglynn Invite sent! 5mo
BeckyandBooks Invited! 5mo
mcipher Sent! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 I just sent you an invite, I‘m Bookwyrm7777! 🤓 5mo
Clwojick Sent request! ♥️🧡💛 5mo
Lauram I sent a request! Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 5mo
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Ready for Round 2 of #bookfitnesschallenge! Lowered my book-goal to what I managed during round one on the off-chance that I nail it so I can feel super accomplished 😂 💪

#bfc #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Wow some great goals! Good luck! 5mo
Lucy_Anywhere Good luck - go for it 🙌 5mo
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twohectobooks Glad I‘m not the only one on the team aiming to read under ten books :) good luck! 5mo
LazyOwl Great goals. 5mo
okthislooksbad @twohectobooks I'm a bit baffled by how difficult 50K was for me in round one, so.. 😂 Best of luck to you, too! 5mo
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Final check-in for #bookfitnesschallenge reveals that I did surprisingly well on my "50K steps/week"-goal, in the sense that over the 6 weeks I totalled 305K. That's... baffling. I also learned that limiting myself to only counting running and gymming as "exercise" is annoying so I've switched it up for round two. Book goal? Not hit. Missed by 1 ?This has been so much fun and I can't /wait/ for more of it in the next round!

#bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
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The Witch Boy | Molly Ostertag
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This is the most wholesome thing I've read in a while. Aster, a 13-year old boy in a world where boys become shapeshifters and girls become witches, is much more interested in witchery than shifting, and his family is noooot about that. Cue bad things happening to bad people and good people being good and everything being great, just.. gosh darn I loved this ❤️

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The Grave Digger | Rebecca Bischoff
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Historical fantasy with a hint of something vaguely supernatural, The Grace Digger follows 12-year old Cap Cooper in 1875 Ohio when he is roped into a body snatching ploy by his father. There were things I didn't care for in this one, but at the same time I kind of liked it? It's pretty important to suspend disbelief a lot, but if you do it's a fun story. Decent, but no masterpiece.

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Queen of the Sea | Dylan Meconis
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A delightful graphic novel loosely (oh so very loosely) based on Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary, Queen of the Sea gives us Margaret, a young girl raised by nuns on an island convent, and the actual adventures she can have in this faraway exile when not only one, but two possible friends arrive, including the standoffish Eleanor, who's been shoved off the throne by her sister. Adored this.

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Did surprisingly well this week. Am still a bit behind on books (mostly due to DNFs 😒) but will catch up during the last week! Also, today's update is featuring my adventures in plant parenthood. My Dieffenbachia got a haircut. A big one. Hoping just a few of the stragglers will root 🌿🌵🌱😂

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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great week 5! 5mo
DebbieGrillo 58K 😯 That's goals! 5mo
TheSpineView Doing great! 5mo
Clwojick Adventures in Plant Parenthood 😂😂😂 i love this so much! 🍃🌱🌵 5mo
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The Tea Dragon Festival | Katie O'Neill
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Insert pterodactyl-screech here because I /LIVE/ for tea dragons. The Tea Dragon Society is an all-time favourite of mine and I've been waiting for this for 84 years and I'm /so excited/. AH!!

julesG You Do Not look 84+ years old. Wow, whichever spell for youth you've used, please share it. 😜 6mo
zezeki Love the Titanic reference 😁 6mo
okthislooksbad @julesG Eye of newt, toe of frog, whisker of cat and stone of moon, bring to a low boil and simmer until scary. Best enjoyed with a glass of juice. 😂 😂 🧙‍♀️ 5mo
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The weather is a meanie. It's either rainy and windy or sunny and hot and neither are conditions I work well in. It's been a horrible week for activity. There's a run hidden last Friday which didn't make it onto the June-page, but other than that it's not been looking good. Did do Blogilates twice to make up for it all, though, and am feeling those sore muscles. Come at me, week 5!

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wanderinglynn You‘re still making good progress! 🙌🏻 I have no doubt you‘ll crush week 5! 6mo
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Ouch! | Harriet Ziefert, Rich Rossi
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Happy election day, fellow Danes! Time to overthrow the government! ?
It's like 200 degrees outside today, so no running. Decided to return to a tried and tested success, Blogilates. I am now dead. My arms are shaking. Did half the Leg-work out and what I could (due to evil wrist) of the "Arms and Back" of the 28-Day Sculpt and it was just as heart rate-rising as running tbh. My poor triceps are /dying/ Bless Aila for the snuggles tbh. #bfc

TheNerdyProfessor I LOVE Blogilates! 6mo
okthislooksbad @TheNerdyProfessor Me too! It doesn't look so bad but gosh diddly darn, the buuurn! 🔥 🔥 6mo
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Mehso-so

A graphic novel loosely based on Little Women (or so I'm told, I'm the local heathen who hasn't read Little Women), Little Witches follows the March sisters during a few weeks where mysterious things are happening in their little town and they're trying to solve the ~mystery~ of it all. It's a fun little book, but very predictable and it felt kind of flat. The art was nice, though!

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Sanity & Tallulah | Molly Brooks
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Settled in for an afternoon of handball on TV and this one for the breaks. Hope you're all have a great day ❤️

Trashcanman They televise handball? Like with the little blue ball? Like the one played in prison? That's pretty cool. 6mo
okthislooksbad @Trashcanman I wanna say yes because that makes it sound kinda cool, but I don't think it's quite the same, so.. alas. 🤔 6mo
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Week 3 of #bfc was off to a slow start and barely made it - the weather and deadly illness (it is not deadly and it's barely illness, but I am very dramatic) but a stop to all my running dreams, and I just baaaarely got my 50K steps. Am on target book wise, though! On to the next one! #bookfitnesschallenge

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wanderinglynn Hope you‘re feeling better! 💚 But still great progress! 🙌🏻 6mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better this next week! 6mo
jillannjohn Great job. Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 6mo
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Trash Panda | Leza Cantoral
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I am an inherent trash-picker-upper and have no qualms chasing candy wrappers flying about in town, but usually I only run along the local forest trail and don't see much of the ground. Now, with #bookfitnesschallenge in effect, I'll sometimes go for a walk - and tonight, I picked these up along about 1 km of trail. ONE. KILOMETER. OF FOREST. TRAIL. Why are people like this? At one point I bent down to pick one up and when I stood up, a (cont 👇)

okthislooksbad - deer stood about 30 metres from me, just looking at me. And in that moment I was SO okay with how unhygienic it is to pick up cigarette butts from the ground with one's bare hands because every one I picked up wasn't going to be eaten by an animal. This has been a rant. Please don't litter. 6mo
squirrelbrain Good for you! 👍 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s fantastic work. I get so irritated with trash, particularly cigarette butts. So nasty! Keep up the good work! 6mo
DivineDiana Good job! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 6mo
julesG 👏😍 6mo
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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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Went on a rainy walk with the tagged audio (I'm having the hardest time telling the difference between the twins but I think I'm getting the important bits of plot? Maybe?) and made very intimate friends with this branch of a half-fallen tree whilst busy making sure I wasn't stomping on any snails 🐌 #audiowalk #bookfitnesschallenge #didnotstomponanysnails #worthit

Clwojick Way to go! This looks like such a peaceful walking trail. 😍 6mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 6mo
mabell Did you make it home intact after your encounter? 😆 6mo
okthislooksbad @mabell Indeed I did! Still with several leaves in my hair, but what can you do 🤷‍♀️😂 6mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful walking trail! Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Pickpick

This was such a fun book - I completely lost track of the plot when it was nearing the end but it doesn't matter, not one bit, it was /hilarious/. And strange. And magical. And good.

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It's been a bad week, steps-wise and I only managed one out of two runs, but at least I went to the gym thrice? And finished a book? 💪💃

In other news I'm having surgery in my wrist soon-ish (on an as of yet undetermined but nearby date) and have been told that exercise is out of the question for at least two weeks. What do?? 😂🙄🤔

ALSO, great work everybody! You're killing it and I am SO PROUD of you! 👏💪❤️❤️
#bfc @wanderinglynn

DivineDiana You had a great week! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 Best wishes for your surgery! 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! You‘re steps may be down, but you still did it! 🙌🏻 As for post-surgery options, meditation, maybe chair yoga, & stretching come to mind. @4thhouseontheleft do you have some suggestions? 6mo
TheSpineView Good for you on the gym! I call it a good week! 6mo
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Megabooks Best of luck with your surgery!! 💙💙 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn Yoga is probably not the best idea post-surgery, it can be hard on the wrists. Rest and recovery is crucial! Will you be having PT after surgery? 6mo
okthislooksbad @4thhouseontheleft I've been doing yoga for a while but with horrible form because I can't put any weight on the wrist when it's bent (I have a ganglion cyst that needs out 😔), and it's definitely out of the question for the first month or so. I think there's gonna be some kind of PT involved as soon as the stitches are out, but that's probably gonna be more mobility/strength than anything. There isn't much one can do one-handed 🤔😂 6mo
okthislooksbad @wanderinglynn Had to look up chair yoga and it definitely looks like something I could do! Thank you! ❤️ 6mo
mabell Best wishes on your surgery! I have a cyst that flares up occasionally, so I know what you are talking about. Oof. 6mo
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"Ten out of ten would eat cheesybugs again"

I love everything about this book, but especially how ridiculously funny it is.

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I present to you, my hack-job of a #bookfitnesschallenge tracker. Whatever works! 😂 I succeeded in both going to the gym and running x2, and passed my 50K steps by Wednesday. This is where I thank you all for existing because I hate it when people know I've failed myself and not done anything healthy so I kinda have to. Thank you lots and lots ❤️❤️
According to my maths I've racked up 26 points, but how to do numbers tbh 🤔😂
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Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic first week! 6mo
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britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
VanChocStrawberry Oh! I want to track this, too! I'm just doing straight up miles, but I know my steps totals have grown HUGELY. 6mo
Caterina You're doing so well!! 👏 🎉 6mo
Clwojick It‘s awesome to see that your step count increases almost daily! Keep up the awesome work! 💕 6mo
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