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wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn

Joined April 2016

LibraryThing member wanderinglynn

Traveling spherically. https://linktr.ee/wanderinglynn
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Sometimes. Sometimes I can‘t focus because life happenings. Sometimes it‘s not the right time for me to read that book. Sometimes it‘s the book.
2. If I‘m having to force myself to read it. If reading the book feels like work. Or if the book is just terribly written.

TheSpineView I am a mood reader so sometimes I have to put a book down and pick it up later. Thanks for playing! 😊 2d
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Did this puzzle to go with my current audiobook, Code Girls by Liza Mundy for #nfNov.

#TIL women were hired do to code breaking during WWII, first as civilians and then being allowed to join the Navy (WAVES) & Army (WACS). Approx. 100,000 women joined the services during WWII, although only nurses were allowed to deploy overseas.

starlight97 Sounds interesting! I'm currently reading a book about the Army Nurse Corps in WW2 and it's fascinating 🤩💉 2d
lilistar This puzzle is amazing 2d
Bookwormjillk I liked that book. Great puzzle! 2d
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wanderinglynn @starlight97 That does sound interesting. I‘ll have to check it out. 👍🏻 2d
wanderinglynn Thanks @lilistar & I recommend Code Girls. I learned a lot listening to it. 2d
rsteve388 9 pts 1d
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Team #BFC for making Round 4 so great! I saw some great progress these last 6 weeks. Everyone deserves a 🙌🏻 & 👏🏻 🥳

By random drawing, congrats to #BFCr4 winners:
@mcipher
@AsYouWish
@suzie.reads
@Melmar

Look for an email from me this evening.

Scochrane26 Congrats to the winners! 2d
TheSpineView Congrats to all the lovely Litten winners!🥳🥳🥳 2d
jmtrivera Yay, congrats! 2d
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shellleigh33 Congratulations!!! 2d
suzie.reads Thank you 😊 Just emailed you 2d
mcipher Thank you! So exciting 🙌 1d
jb72 Congratulations to the winners! 18h
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#TeamFestivus please welcome @LouBeth & @Kdgordon88 to our team! Sign-ups closed yesterday, so this is our final team roster 😀

Please send an email lynn@wanderinglynn.com to let me know (1) if you‘re interested in the card swap (optional) & (2) if so, your mailing address, & (3) if you‘re okay sharing your address with the team.

Team: if you haven‘t already, let also me know your Slack username so I can add you to our channel (also optional).

Addison_Reads Welcome to the team! 😁 3d
EliNeedsMoreShelves Welcome!! 😀 3d
Readage Welcome 😉 3d
LouBeth @wanderinglynn @Addison_Reads @EliNeedsMoreShelves @Readage thanks! I so excited for this Holiday season! ⛄🎄🎅🤶🦌 2d
Kdgordon88 @Addison_Reads @EliNeedsMoreShelves @Readage @wanderinglynn Thanks for the welcome. I am soooo excited. 2d
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#litsylearn
1. I am a published author. I was in a crowd scene in a Hallmark movie. I have 2 tattoos.
2. Fates and Furies
3. Yes
4. Too cold

Meaw_catlady Tattoos? 5d
Kaila-ann I‘m gonna guess the 2 tattoos is the lie. 4d
Alora Thank you for reposting!! 💙💙 4d
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Alora Is the lie the 2 tattoos?! 4d
wanderinglynn @Meaw_catlady @Kaila-ann @Alora Nope! I do have 2 tattoos. 😀 4d
Kaila-ann @wanderinglynn me too actually 😊. 4d
Alora Awesome! I have 1 on my foot and plan on getting a few more eventually 4d
Godislove 1) i love everybody & everything; i hate clowns; My favorite Dog breed ois *is the Beagle 4d
wanderinglynn @Godislove You should do your own post so more people can guess. 👍🏻 4d
TheSpineView You were never in a movie crowd scene? 🤔 4d
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView Correct! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
BookieBiker Oh Fates and Furies had me questioning those who ever recommended it! Not a fan 😉 4d
wanderinglynn @BookieBiker Right? It was so hyped and so many people recommended it, but I didn‘t even finish it. 4d
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#BFCr4 – Great job everyone! 🙌🏻🎉 And thank you for joining me these last 6 weeks. ☺️

Please remember to tag me on your final check-in.

Also, if you have any comments or feedback, please feel free to email me (Litsy.bfc@gmail.com)

sharread Thanks so much for organizing this you're a great coach! 👏🥉🏅 5d
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marleed Thank you so much! I had so much fun and even figured how to challenge myself without terrorizing my beaten up feet. Also, I am sending you a card this weekend. 5d
Chrissyreadit 👏🙌🥰 5d
Crazeedi Thanks Lynn for the great job you do!!👏🎉❤ 5d
julesG Thank you so much for organising this over and over! You have done a great job. 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5d
Bookwormjillk That went fast! Thanks so much 👏👏👏 5d
guinsgirlreads Thank you as always for everything!! 👏🏻 👏🏻 5d
kindergartenkat Is there a round 5? I feel like I totally need one right now! 3d
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#YourStory
1. I never really collected any toys, but I had a few Strawberry Shortcakes & My Little Ponies
2. Yes
3. Scooby-Doo & She-Ra
4. goldfish crackers
5. I remember eating in the cafeteria in high school (because I was too cool to pack a lunch 😂), but I don‘t think I had a fave because school cafeteria food.
6. I rode the school bus until I could drive. Walking wasn‘t an option. (Rural life.)

Karkar She-Ra was the best!! 5d
wanderinglynn @Karkar Yes she was! 👍🏻 5d
nu-bibliophile Loved Scooby Doo !! 5d
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Slajaunie Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends! I had her house, too! 💙💙💙💙 5d
Scochrane26 I ❤️ she-ra, too. 5d
wanderinglynn @nu-bibliophile Scooby is awesome! #scoobysnacks 5d
wanderinglynn @Slajaunie I had her and a couple of her friends. But not her house. But I did have She-ra‘s castle. 👍🏻 5d
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Shortest – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? at 24 pages

Longest overall – The Complete Sherlock Holmes (which includes all 4 novels & 56 short stories) at 1,796 pages
Longest single book: The Stand at 1,153

Oldest – The Iliad, estimated to have been written in 762 BCE (first English translation in 1595)

Newest – Remembrance, Jan. 2020 (I read an ARC)

ljuliel I totally forgot about the Sherlock Holmes stories ! I know the audio is something like 62 hours ? It‘s a big one ! 6d
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The awesome @Chrissyreadit & @MeganAnn are hosting a #readinthenewyear swap!

From the original post:
Hope you will join us in a New Years Swap about reading goals and self care! There are sign ups for 1 book and 1 item, as well as bigger sizes. Open Internationally! Direct matches so you can cheer each other on beyond the swap if you choose.

https://forms.gle/6g4jFBGcZ1UugJ9x5

Chrissyreadit 🎉thank you for sharing! 6d
MeganAnn Ahhh yay!!! You‘re the best! ✨🎉❤️📚 6d
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#FriYAYintro
1. Done
2. One of the jobs I interviewed for last week is calling my references. I‘m taking that as a positive sign.
3. Puzzles, netflix, & books!
4. 2
5. 👍🏻

squirrelbrain 🤞 for that job! 6d
julesG Fingers crossed! 6d
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wanderinglynn @julesG thank you ☺️ 6d
Lcsmcat 🤞🏻 on the job! 6d
wanderinglynn Thank you @Lcsmcat ☺️ 5d
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The Words between Us | Erin Bartels
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There‘s still a little time to enter this giveaway from @revellbooks 🎉 And congrats on your milestone! 🎉

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#thoughtfulthursday
1. One of the jobs I interviewed for last week is calling my references this week. ?? I‘m hoping this is a good sign.
2. “Despite all of this divulging of long-held secrets what you won‘t be reading about in this book are salacious details of, say, for example . . . my first sexual experience.” (The next chapter starts off with his first sexual experience. ?)
3. Misty & foggy, 43° F

Amiable That's definitely a good sign about the job! 7d
MoonWitch94 That is a great sign for your new job! Fingers crossed for you! And that quote is too funny! Thanks for playing ♥️☺️ 7d
wanderinglynn Thanks @Amiable @MoonWitch94 I‘m trying not to get too excited until I get an official offer, but it certainly is a good sign. ☺️ 7d
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Eggs Congratulations on the possibility of new job!! 7d
wanderinglynn @Eggs Thank you! It‘s an exciting opportunity. ☺️ 7d
mabell Good luck! 🤞 7d
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Continuing #nfNov with Simon Pegg‘s autobiography.
Any other Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz fans?

And can you believe that it‘s been 15 years since Shaun of the Dead was released? Doesn‘t seem like it should be that long ago. I swear 1998 was just a few years ago. . .

QuietlyLaura I love those movies! I watch Hot Fuzz all the time. I liked Simon Pegg as Scotty in the Star Trek movies, too. ☺️ 7d
AnansiGirl I love both those movies along with The Worlds End! 7d
wanderinglynn @QuietlyLaura Yes! He was awesome as Scotty! I also love him in Run Fat Boy Run. 7d
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wanderinglynn @AnansiGirl Yes! 👍🏻 7d
MTBookworm You‘ve got red on you 6d
LiljaPleasant Loved his autobiography! 6d
rsteve388 1 pt 6d
Bookzombie I love Shaun of the Dead! 5d
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#wondrouswednesday on Thursday because that‘s the kind of week it‘s been
1. I have several. I have an entire Pinterest board for words. But on of my faves is petrichor: the smell of earth after rain 🌧
2. Depends on the story. Fave series include Darynda Jones‘s Charley Davidson, Kevin Hearne‘s Iron Druid, & all of Robin Hobb‘s trilogies.
3. Yes. I have a blog, have written fiction, & non-fiction.
4. 😘

MoonWitch94 What a beautiful favorite word! 7d
Eggs Love your responses ❣️ ❤️ petrichor too. Congratulations on all the writing ✍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
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Best mail day ever! My #bookhaul from BookOutlet and my monthly puzzle subscription (+ 3 more I bought on sale) from Puzzle Warehouse arrived on the same day! 🥳

Guess what my plans are for this weekend?! 😉

Leftcoastzen I think I might be sorry to hear of a place called puzzle warehouse.💸 1w
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen No, no! 😉 It‘s a happy place. I‘ve even been to their brick & mortar store in St. Louis—as good as walking into a bookstore. And really, their monthly subscription is quite reasonable. (I *might* be a puzzle 🧩 enabler 😂) 1w
janeycanuck Monthly puzzle subscription?!? I need to go investigate this immediately. 1w
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TheAromaofBooks So tell me more about your puzzle subscription?? This sounds very intriguing! 1w
wanderinglynn @janeycanuck Yep! Every month and I can swap it out if I don‘t like the one they pick. 😀👍🏻 1w
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks I‘m on the standard plan, which means I get one 1000-piece puzzle every month. If I don‘t like the one they select, I can swap it out. I‘ve been a member for 3 years now. And they have fantastic customer service. And if you buy any other puzzles that month, you can opt to have them ship with your monthly one so no shipping. Here‘s more details: https://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/puzzle-of-the-month-club-details/ 1w
mabell Cool! Puzzle Warehouse is 15 min from my house! You can see it from the highway, and it‘s like, huh, there‘s a puzzle store. 🤔 Neat! Good to know what it is! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the info! I am definitely checking this out. Just last night my sister and I were talking about how much we love doing puzzles, especially during the dark days of winter! 😆 7d
janeycanuck @wanderinglynn that‘s so cool. Sadly, it looks like I can‘t do it in Canada. I‘ll have to see if there‘s a Canadian one somewhere. 7d
OnlyYoo I had no idea there‘s a puzzle subscription! I wish I had more time to do puzzles. The Disney ones at Barnes and noble are my favorite 7d
wanderinglynn @mabell That‘s so cool! It‘s a pretty awesome store. 👍🏻 7d
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Remembrance | Rita Woods
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I took a break from #nfNov to read this ARC I won from BookishFirst. I was not disappointed—historical fiction with a splash of magical realism, this book is beautifully written.

My full GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3047871723

Anyone can sign up for BookishFirst & enter weekly raffles to win new ARCs, read excerpts, & earn points for free books by writing reviews – www.bookishfirst.com & my referral code: a6818616a3d463e80

Branwen I love BookishFirst so much! I've only been a member for about a month, and I've already won one raffle book and claimed two more with points! It's such a great system! 😄 1w
wanderinglynn @Branwen Totally agree! 1w
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Just signed up for one of my favorite swaps! One book + some chocolate—does it get any better than that?! 📖🍫

Hosted by the fabulous @MaleficentBookDragon —see her original post for the sign-up link.

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#Two4Tuesday
1. A book that I fall into so deeply that I cease to be aware of the “real world.”* Like Alice down the rabbit hole.
2. No particular day/time. I always have a book with me so just whenever I have a spare few minutes.

*in quotations because we can also have a fascinating philosophical discussion on what is real. 🤔🧐😉

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday! Thanks for playing! 😊 1w
Crazeedi Excellent answer to number one Lyyn, totally agree 1w
VoraciousMind 1. Excellent character development. The story needs to pull me in and make me want to stay and keep wanting to know what happens next. 2. No particular time. Just moments I can steal away. 1w
wanderinglynn Thanks @Crazeedi ☺️ 7d
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Hello #TeamFestivus! I‘ll be your team captain for the #wintergames. For those that don‘t know me, I‘m Lynn & I live near Seattle, WA. Other than reading, I enjoy hiking, jigsaw puzzles, writing, yoga, and music. And this☝🏻is my dog Dexter.

I want this team to be very interactive & fun. What ideas do y‘all have? Maybe a card swap? And along those lines, are y‘all interested in chatting off-Litsy? Maybe through Slack? Thoughts?

ChasingOm Hooray! I‘m glad to be on another team with you, @wanderinglynn! I know how much time and effort you put into leading things and making things supportive and fun. I‘m in for anything! 1w
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LibrarianRyan 😁 😁ahhhh, Dexter looks as thrilled as the Grinch's dog did. 😁 1w
Chrissyreadit Cheers!!! I could not remember if I filled out a form and I just filled out another one.... 1w
Chrissyreadit Also I‘m open to whatever works! 1w
TheSpineView Awwww... Dexter!💖🐾 1w
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit 😉 As usual, I‘m behind! 😂 But I promise I won‘t be as behind once winter games starts since BFC ends this week. 👍🏻 1w
wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan He was! 😂 And the antler lasted just long enough to take the photos. Then he shook it off. 1w
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView 😘 The indignities he suffers. 😂 1w
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn Sounds like my babies. I cant keep anything on their heads or feet. But on their body yes. So my babies have sweatshirts and tutus. 1w
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn I'm sure he is thinking anything for my human! 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Yay! I‘m getting so excited! A card swap sounds amazing! And I‘d really love for a recipe swap of some kind. I am always on the lookout for new Christmas cookie recipes. ❄️🎄❄️ 1w
wanderinglynn @chaoticgoodhufflepuff Awesome idea! Who doesn‘t love Christmas cookies! ❤️😋🍪 1w
mabell Poor Max - I mean Dexter! What a sport! 😂🐶❤️🎄 1w
StayCurious I love your dog! 1w
Addison_Reads I love the team name! One of my favorite episodes of my favorite TV show. 💚 I'm game for whatever you guys decide. 1w
i-am-papercrane I don‘t know what slack is but im down! And definitely for the christmas cards 1w
wanderinglynn @mabell He‘s a good boy. ☺️ 1w
wanderinglynn @Addison_Reads 👍🏻🙌🏻 1w
sarauscher Can you explain what the WInterGames is all about? I am interested in participating, I think? 😁 1w
wanderinglynn @i-am-papercrane Slack is a messaging app that‘s good for groups. 1w
wanderinglynn @sarauscher It‘s a fun holiday activity where you read books, watch movies, & do other things for points. The sign-up form has more details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG_Edhr_uM-RQ8sp9X6ejULoPi_hir_D3WpLQj... You can also check out the original winter games posts by the hosts @Clwojick & @StayCurious 1w
sarauscher wanderinglynn thanks for the help!! 1w
wanderinglynn If y‘all send an email to lynn@wanderinglynn.com with: (1) mailing address, (2) preference—send 1 card (then we each get 1) OR 11 cards (11 of us on the team, so you‘ll end up with 10 cards) & (3) any & all other ideas. Once I hear from everyone, I‘ll start setting up the card/recipe exchange. @i-am-papercrane @Addison_Reads @Ads0123 @ChasingOm @EliNeedsMoreShelves @Teebe @Samanthagutt @Chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Readage @Chrissyreadit (edited) 1w
wanderinglynn Participation is VOLUNTARY! If you are not comfortable sharing your mailing address, that‘s okay! Just let me know. ☺️ 1w
EliNeedsMoreShelves Yay for #TeamFestivus!! I'm excited to get started! 1w
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit I have tried, but I admit, I love cheese. 🤭 But I know some good cookie recipes that can easily be adapted. 👍🏻 1w
samanthagutt @Chrissyreadit I‘m not vegan either 1w
teebe What an adorable doggo 😍 and I‘ll send an email with the info now. 1w
teebe @Chrissyreadit I‘m not vegan 1w
tracey38 Aww, Dexter does not look thrilled with the antlers. 😆💜 1w
wanderinglynn @tracey38 he‘s a good sport. 😂 1w
Addison_Reads @Chrissyreadit I'm not vegan, but my kiddo and husband are, so I mostly cook vegan. 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘m not vegan either, but that reminds me of another important question. Does anybody have any food allergies? @wanderinglynn @Readage @samanthagutt @teebe @EliNeedsMoreShelves @ChasingOm @ads0123 @Addison_Reads @Chrissyreadit @i-am-papercrane 7d
teebe @chaoticgoodhufflepuff nope, not me. (edited) 7d
i-am-papercrane Not me! Just food preferences haha 7d
ads0123 No food allergies here! 7d
wanderinglynn @chaoticgoodhufflepuff excellent question! 👍🏻 No food allergies here. 7d
Chrissyreadit No allergies, but I follow a Keto diet and eat mostly vegan. 7d
Readage Nice to meet you, Lynn. Can't wait to try this challenge!! Hello to other group members ❤️ I'm not vegan and have no known food allergies, btw 6d
EliNeedsMoreShelves @chaoticgoodhufflepuff no food allergies here. 😉 6d
Addison_Reads No food allergies and I'm not picky. 6d
wanderinglynn @Readage 👋🏻 ☺️ And if you, @ChasingOm & @Samanthagutt will send an email to lynn@wanderinglynn.com with: (1) your mailing address, (2) preference—send 1 card (then we each get 1) OR 11 cards (11 of us on the team, so you‘ll end up with 10 cards) & (3) any & all other ideas. Once I hear from y‘all, I‘ll start setting up the card/recipe exchange. 6d
ChasingOm Responded! 6d
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#moonreflections
1. Dark chocolate, glass of whiskey, a good book, my dog & cat.
2. Love & blessings to all my current and former Team #BFC 💜

Meaw_catlady That sounds perfect! Dark chocolate is the best ! Thanks for sharing ! Blessings to you! 🖤 1w
OnlyYoo Good whiskey is the best 1w
sprainedbrain Love this! ❤️ 1w
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Can you believe that #BFCr4 is almost over?! One week left to go. Y‘all are doing awesome, so keep that momentum going 🙌🏻

If you‘re struggling or sick or just want to hide in a closet, we are here for you. 💚 Adapt your goals, talk to someone, rest. Rest and sleep are just as important as exercise and healthy eating. Take care of you.

#bookfitnesschallenge

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the encouragement, Lynn!! 2w
sharread Thank you ❤ 2w
4thhouseontheleft I've been awful about posting check-ins this round, but I reached my 250 mile biking goal on Monday! Just added 25 miles yesterday with a 90 minute class. 🎉Met my book goal in October. 2w
wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft Yay! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 2w
MaleficentBookDragon I totally flaked out on this round. I apologize to my team. I'm going on vacation next week. I'm going to try and regroup after the new Year. 2w
wanderinglynn @MaleficentBookDragon Life happens. Enjoy your vacation! 💚 (edited) 2w
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Starting Oceans by DisneyNature & narrated by Pierce Brosnan for #nfNov and still working on cataloguing/organizing my book collection.

Christine Love Oceans! 💙 2w
Clwojick My cat is obsessed with these docs. 😍 2w
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Just finishing Being Elmo: A Puppeteer‘s Journey for #nfNov. Amazing story on his journey to Sesame Street.

And #TIL that Elmo was originally performed by veteran puppeteer Richard Hunt, who used caveman-like talk for Elmo. Richard, who had many other characters, got fed up with Elmo & gave it to Kevin Clash to do something with. Kevin considered advice given to him by Frank Oz on bringing a character to life, and the rest is history.

Kimberlone You should look up Kevin Lynch...it might change your opinion after having watched the documentary 2w
wanderinglynn @Kimberlone Can you give me more to go on? When I googled Kevin Lynch, I got an urban planner and I don‘t think that‘s who you mean. 2w
Kimberlone @wanderinglynn sorry I typed the wrong last name oops! I meant Kevin Clash who the documentary is about (edited) 2w
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Clwojick 9 pts. 2w
wanderinglynn @Kimberlone well, that is disappointing. But it‘s still a great story that might encourage other young minority artists and puppeteers. 2w
Kimberlone @wanderinglynn yeah I was very moved by the documentary when I first saw it. I think the allegations came out fairly soon after the documentary was released thoigh 2w
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Still organizing my books, so starting a new documentary, Being Elmo about the puppet and the puppeteer, Kevin Clash.

#nfNov

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Finished The Secrets of Westminster for #nfNov. And #TIL so much about Westminster including hidden rooms; where the Queen enters Parliament; that traditional pennies are on the clock‘s pendulum to keep the clock‘s time correct; and that the clock‘s largest bell, the hour bell or “Big Ben”, rings out at 117 dbs (equivalent of the roar from a stadium) and weighs 14 tons (compared to the Liberty Bell which weights less than a ton).

Velvetfur I went on a guided tour up the tower and stood right in front of Big Ben as it rang out the hour (we all had earplugs and fingers in our ears too!) - it was so great! If you're ever in London I highly recommend that experience! I didn't know about the other stuff you mentioned though, it sounds really interesting 😊 2w
wanderinglynn @Velvetfur Very cool. I know how loud it was just bring down on the street. So I can‘t imagine being in the tower when it rings. 2w
Velvetfur @wanderinglynn It was still super loud, even with earplugs and fingers, haha! I'm intrigued by how the Queen gets to parliament though, I'll have to look up this documentary, or a similar one - thanks for bringing it to our attention 😁 2w
Verity Re loud bells, not Big Ben but loud bells and ringing are a key plot point in a classic murder mystery - but if I tell you which and how, it entirely spoils the plot! I remember being totally freaked out by it the first time I read it though. 2w
Clwojick 9 pts. 2w
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Starting a new documentary on this rainy day while I catalogue and reorganize all my books. #nfNov

Linsy Umm... so I just put down my book to watch 😅 2w
jb72 I love moving my books around sometimes, but they are still in chaos. I have to system. 2w
wanderinglynn @Linsy this was a really interesting documentary. 👍🏻 2w
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wanderinglynn @jb72 I have a system, but it‘s my own weird one. 😉 2w
Linsy @wanderinglynn I‘m enjoying it! Thanks for sharing!! 2w
Clwojick UGH. Sounds like a well spent weekend. 😍 2w
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#friYAYintro
1. I haven‘t played any in a while but I love Cards Against Humanity.
2. 🇦🇺 & 🇳🇿
3. A bit behind. But I increased my goal 2x already, so I‘m not worried.
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
5. Y‘all have asked such great questions. I‘ve been having fun answering them. So let‘s see. . . What is the air speed velocity. . . wait, I feel like that‘s been done already. Um, how much wood can. . . no, no, that‘s no good either. 👇🏻

wanderinglynn 5. What is your favorite word or the weirdest word you know? 2w
AmandaEve I love the word bamboozled 🙃 2w
vivastory I love the words brouhaha, & baclava. I think catawampus might be the strangest word 2w
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ljuliel This is a tough one. The only one I can think of at the moment is Flabbergasted. (edited) 2w
BookNAround I love the word gloaming for its soft sounds. For entertainment value, I like spelunking. 2w
Mandoul Good question...I always liked the word procrastinate, despite its negative connotations! 2w
ljuliel Or I just thought of one Sarah Vowell used in one of her books. Looky Lou (edited) 2w
Jerdencon I like wackadoodle! 2w
wanderinglynn @AmandaEve Great word! 👍🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @vivastory Catawampus is on of my faves! 👍🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @ljuliel I often use that word. 😂 2w
wanderinglynn @BookNAround gloaming is an excellent word! 👍🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @Mandoul And something I do a lot, especially when it comes to my writing! 🤫 2w
wanderinglynn @Jerdencon excellent word! 👍🏻 2w
DaveGreen7777 5. I don‘t know why, but I‘ve always loved the word “skulduggery”! 2w
hes7 CardsAgainst Humanity! 😂 Always good for a laugh. 2w
wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 such a fun word. 2w
wanderinglynn @hes7 Yes! You have to be careful with beverages when playing it because more than once someone has spewed their drink! 😂 2w
ChasingOm I enjoyed all your questions, finished and otherwise. 😂 One of my favorites is “gobsmacked.” 2w
wanderinglynn @ChasingOm Great word! 👍🏻 2w
TheEllieMo Smidgeon is my favourite word. 2w
wanderinglynn @TheEllieMo Great word! 👍🏻 2w
Kaila-ann Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (I actually managed to spell it right I think, I‘m a terrible speller 🤦🏻‍♀️) 2w
wanderinglynn @Kaila-ann Awesome word! I love singing the song too. 👍🏻 2w
UwannaPublishme Tree Grows in Brooklyn! 😍🙌🏻 2w
Crazeedi My grandma always used glakid and hawkly (meaning lazy and slovenly) dont even know if they're real words or spelled correctly, lol. Everyone mentioned many of my favorite words! 2w
Crazeedi Also I us watchamacallit a lot! (With my oldtimers!!) 2w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi awesome words! 2w
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For #MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday, I‘ll finish the tagged audiobook & Remembrance, then the rest are from my #nfNov TBR.

My snack choices: Trader Joe‘s air popped popcorn (which I might have already opened 🤫), goldfish, & dried mangoes. I also plan on making some fresh carrot-ginger-mango-orange juice, but I might go totally wild & get some sparkling water + some peanut butter cups. What can I say, it‘s a 3-day weekend! 🎉

rubyslippersreads That stationery book is gorgeous! After books, stationery is probably my biggest weakness. 😊 2w
wanderinglynn @rubyslippersreads Mine too! The lovely @Mitch gifted it to me for that very reason—I love all things stationary! 2w
MrBook Niiiiice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2w
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Mitch Cool weekend ahead! Ive just got this - hope it good! enjoy the weekend! 2w
Lynnsoprano Party on🎉🎉😂 2w
wanderinglynn @Mitch I hope so too! We shall see! 2w
Clwojick 1 pt for nfnov 2w
Andrew65 Looking good, good luck. 👏👏👏 2w
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Remembrance | Rita Woods
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I won this ARC in a BookishFirst raffle. The first impression sucked me in, so when the book arrived today, I dived right in, picking up where the first impression left off.

I fully recommend BookishFirst. I‘ve only been on there a few months, but have won 3 ARCs & I don‘t enter every raffle. Plus, I‘ve also earned a free book.

Check it out: https://www.bookishfirst.com/
If you sign-up, please consider using my Referral-Code: a6818616a3d463e80

TheBookAddict That‘s awesome, let us know what you think of the book when you‘re done. 🙂👍🏽 2w
NeedsMoreBooks Signed up :) 2w
wanderinglynn @NeedsMoreBooks Awesome! 🙌🏻 I hope you enjoy BookishFirst as much as I have. There‘s 2 books open right now for first impression reviews. 2w
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TorieStorieS Thanks! I signed up!! 2w
Laughterhp Not like I need more books to read, but I‘ve signed up with your code! 😁 2w
wanderinglynn @TorieStorieS awesome! 🙌🏻 Hope you enjoy it. 2w
wanderinglynn @Laughterhp Thanks! And you can never have too many books. 😉 2w
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And continuing onto book 4 for #nfNov

Clwojick 1pt 2w
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#nfNov book 3 finished!

And #TIL that scientists hesitate to publish about species‘ personalities because they don‘t want to be seen as anthropomorphizing their subjects. Even Jane Goodall held off publishing her observations for 20 years.

My main takeaway from this book is that humans actually know very little about the creatures we share this blue sphere with, especially the non-mammals.

Clwojick 9pt 2w
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#nfNov #TIL octopus have short life spans, usually about 4 years. Once the female lays eggs, she doesn‘t live much longer once they hatch—like Charlotte🕷in Charlotte‘s Web. 🐙 But they are amazing creatures!

jb72 Such a good book. I was so sad when they lost an octopus. Just broke my heart. 2w
wanderinglynn @jb72 It‘s so sad how short their lives are in general! Such amazing creatures that we know very little about. 2w
Kaila-ann Wow, I didn‘t realize what short lives they have 😱 2w
wanderinglynn @Kaila-ann I didn‘t either! 2w
Clwojick 4pt 2w
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#nfNov #TIL in a little history of codes & ciphers:

During the Civil War, the Confederate Army‘s cipher was so complicated, they became confused by it. 😂

And sometimes they‘d also intercept Union messages, publish them in the newspapers, & invite readers to submit solutions.

Crazeedi I'm interested in reading this one!! 2w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi I‘m enjoying it! 2w
rsteve388 4 pts 2w
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Thanks for the tag @Coleen_Nieto ☺️

1. Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Robin Hobb, Mary Shelley
2. It‘d probably be me just gushing how much I love their books. 😂
3. Several hundred. I haven‘t counted in a long while. 🤔 Something to do this weekend!
4. Tagging some of my newer followers: @Ladyval05 @KendallHershey @AmberHumphries @britt_reads

Addison_Reads Great answers! I'd be unable to form a sentence let alone a question if Neil Gaiman was talking to me. I love his writing. 💚 2w
Eggs Neil is the bomb.com🤗 2w
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Questionnaire | Evan Kindley
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#litsyquestionnaire
1. The book reviews/recommendations, the swaps, the games, reading buddies (i.e., pets), general interactions & awesomeness of everyone
2. I can‘t think of anything. I like it all, regardless of whether I actively participate.
3. 🤷🏼‍♀️
4. Depends. Some days a lot, some days (although rare), nothing. I usually post at least once a day.
5. Yes, I enjoy all of them
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wanderinglynn 6. I think what‘s great about Litsy is there‘s something for everyone. But if there‘s something I‘m not particularly interested in, I scroll on. Easy peasy. But one functionality thing I‘d like to see is to be able to sort the TBRs or at least search because it can be a pain, even on the desktop version, to try to dig through someone‘s TBR for a swap or a just because gift. 2w
ljuliel Good point , Lynn. It seems that lots of folks would like the TBR area easier to access and sort through. I‘m glad you mentioned the pet photos. I like seeing them too, since I don‘t have a pet. I can see everyone else‘s. 🐈 🐕 🐰 2w
TorieStorieS I would love an easier TBR search!! And the way that you can compare your own categories like you can on Goodreads! 2w
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Litsi My suggestions are 1) increase the posting limit 2) limit the content to books - not weddings, dogs without books, vacations, etc. I don‘t need another general topic social media site. 3) create an icon to especially praise a well crafted photo. It keeps Litsy beautiful and is worthy of special note. 4) Make it easier to find posts that respond to your posts. These are all reasons that I use it less than I want to. Thanks for asking. (edited) 2w
Litsi One more thing: an easy way to block posts, not a person, that is not about books. 2w
wanderinglynn @Litsi I can‘t take credit. It was @ljuliel who created the questionnaire. And as far as I know, there‘s no posting limit. (edited) 2w
Litsi The 451 words limit on reviews 2w
wanderinglynn @Litsi Ah, got it. 👍🏻 I was thinking of limits on posts, not the character limit. 2w
janeycanuck @Litsi you can mute specific hashtags from the web version of Litsy. Maybe that would help cut down on the content you don‘t want to see? 2w
marleed @ljuliel I love Litsy and Littens! My suggestion would be an app session setting. Some days I don‘t have time to scroll down my entire feed. I‘d love an option to filter on ‘Picks‘ only - just for that session. ...Also, I love the newish thing where I can follow books I‘ve tagged as read or stacked. It would be fun if i could add to my timeline ‘Picks‘ for specific genres - but not the blurbs or quotes. 2w
ljuliel Thank you for the answers @Litsi. I appreciate your honesty. So many have mentioned wanting a bigger area to post reviews. That‘s one I have trouble with too. I‘m a bit long winded, so it‘s pretty hard to write an adequate review in the space we have. I hope you‘ll stick around, even though there are areas you‘d like to change. . 2w
ljuliel Thanks for the feedback @marleed. I appreciate it 🙂 2w
Litsi I am sticking 2w
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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#two4tuesday
1. Only 1 spooky-ish becuase I really didn‘t really that much in October 🤭
2. Tagged

TheSpineView On my wishlist! 2w
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Fascinating book that makes me want to go back and study biology.

And the really incredible thing: octopuses are color blind! So then how do they do such excellent camouflage? Scientists really don‘t know but theorize they might “see” with their skin.

#nfNov #TIL #themoreyouknow

Clwojick That‘s kind of mind blowing. I love it! 2w
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Dora and the Winter Games | Martha T. Ottersley
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🎁🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄⛄️🎁 🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄⛄️🎁 🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄⛄️🎁

I just signed up for #wintergames with the fabulous @StayCurious & @Clwojick 🎉

It‘s going to be tons of fun. Head over either of their pages for the sign-up link.

🎁🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄⛄️🎁 🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄⛄️🎁 🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄⛄️🎁

StayCurious Thanks for sharing 😊 2w
Clwojick Thank you for sharing! 2w
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If you‘re interested in a #buddyread of these #lequinstories, go check out @DuckOfDoom ‘s post. 😀

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Untitled | Anonymous
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#notbookrelated

I know the holiday season can be a tough time. I saw this on Facebook (uncredited) & had to share (although I had to correct the original grammar mistake). 🤭

If you need someone to listen, I am here. Please reach out. No matter where you live, I am *always* available. Message me & I‘ll share my contact info. Anytime, any day.

You are important. You are amazing. You are loved. Please try not to forget that. 💜 #litsycares

JennyM Beautiful words. Thanks for all you do for this community. ♥️ 2w
Megabooks Lynn, you are an amazing person! Thanks for sharing! 2w
wanderinglynn @JennyM 😘 Thank you for your kind words. 💜 2w
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wanderinglynn @Megabooks 😘 thank you for your kind words! I just try to pay it forward. 💜 2w
ljuliel You, my friend, have a heart of gold ✨💛✨ (edited) 2w
ShelfRighteous You are an amazing person. It takes a lot to even just listen to somebody's problems constantly and yet here you are ready to help someone you haven't even met❤ 2w
jb72 That is so wonderful and kind of you! 2w
wanderinglynn @ljuliel Aw, thank you for your kind words. ❤️ 2w
wanderinglynn @ShelfRighteous thank you for your kind words. ❤️ Sometimes it‘s easier to talk to a stranger. And everyone needs to be heard. 2w
wanderinglynn @jb72 😘 Thank you for your kind words. I‘m just trying to do my small part to make the world a better place. 💜 2w
Meaw_catlady You are tooo kind and full of love my friend ! Keep being amazing ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
wanderinglynn @Meaw_catlady 😘 thank you. You keep being amazing too. 💜 2w
Meaw_catlady Thank you! 💕💕💕 2w
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#nfNov #TIL one sucker of the giant Pacific octopus can lift 30 pds. Multiply that by 1600 suckers! 😯 I knew octopus (not octopi because octopus is derived from Greek, not Latin) were amazing, but had not idea how amazing.

Can‘t wait to learn more. If only work would stop getting in the way of reading.

jb72 I really enjoyed that book, and learned so much about octopus. They are fascinating. 2w
Bklover I loved this book!! 2w
4thhouseontheleft That is fascinating! 2w
rsteve388 4 pts 2w
Come-read-with-me @wanderinglynn There has been so much great press about this book! Thanks for sharing. 2w
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Starting this for #nfNov. It‘s been on my TBR for a while so I‘m excited to dive in because 🐙

Jess861 I find octopuses fascinating - hopefully I can get my hands on a copy one day. 2w
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Clwojick This book sounds amazing! Stacking! 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@MrBook is hosting a readathon this coming weekend! 🎉

Go check out his page for more details because you‘re not gonna want to miss this epic reading adventure!

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Extra hour so why not start another documentary for #nfNov. This time it‘s Netflix‘s The Crystal Calls (Making the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance).

And so far #TIL the Henson company originally tried to do CG gelding with puppet skeksis. IMO, it wasn‘t the same. Despite the fact that CGI can do so much more action-wise, I‘m glad they didn‘t go total CGI.

And it just reinforces Jim Henson‘s genius.

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Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr | Stephen Michael Shearer
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#TIL in Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story

And she wasn‘t paid a dime for it. Experts also believe that if current trends continue, almost every person on the planet will be connected by frequency hopping (which is the basis for secure WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, cell phones, & military tech).

What an incredible story. Glad I watched it.

#nfNov

Crazeedi I didnt know about this till I read a book about her ideas, that the federal government reflected in ww2, then stole 2w
rsteve388 4 pts 2w
wanderinglynn @rsteve388 Do we also get points for finishing the documentary? Or is that just for books? 2w
Clwojick docs also - I'll adjust this to 9pts. 2w
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#nfNov watching Bombshell The Hedy Lamarr Story

#TIL I knew she was a scientist, held a patent, & her invention was the basis for WiFi. But I did not know that Hedy Lamarr was the model for Snow White and the inspiration for Catwoman. And such a complicated woman.

Megabooks I learned that listening to this book on the way to Dallas. I can‘t believe (well I can) that the government turned her away and told her to sell kisses for war bonds. And she did because she‘s a better person than they deserved! 2w
wanderinglynn @Megabooks She said that people could never get past her face. So sad because she was so intelligent. 2w
Crazeedi @Megabooks I love Mike Rowe. And I read a book about her, now I need to read this 2w
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If you loved the movie, Cary Elwes‘s memoir is a must read. ❤️❤️❤️ All the stars! ⭐️🌟💫

#TIL when Count Rugen hits Westley with the butt of his sword to knock Westley out, Cary really was accidentally knocked out & woke up in the emergency room. So that shot is 100% real! 😂

#nfNov book 2 finished!

UnabridgedPod I loved that (on audio, especially) so much. ❤️ 2w
4thhouseontheleft I listened to this on audio a few months ago. It was AMAZING! And the bit about him breaking his toe...and the need for a Westley dummy in the Miracle Max scenes because he was laughing too much and couldn‘t act dead. 😂😂 I had to go back and watch the scenes that were mentioned! 2w
wanderinglynn @UnabridgedPod I definitely want to listen to the audio version too. 2w
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wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft Yes! So many great tidbits about the movie. I definitely want to go back and watch the scenes when he had the broken toe. And his memories about Andre ❤️❤️❤️. So much awesomeness. 2w
UnabridgedPod @wanderinglynn Because of all of the voices, it is truly a unique experience. 2w
rsteve388 9 pts interesting fact! 2w
TheDaysGoBy I loved this on audio! I should honestly listen to it again - so enjoyable! Glad you liked it! 2w
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Started a new audiobook for #nfNov that sounds interesting.

Crazeedi It's on my tbr!! 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi I just started. The intro is describing Dec. 7, 1941. 3w
Kaila-ann I just started this one as well. 2w
wanderinglynn @Kaila-ann great minds think alike! 🙌🏻 2w
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#BFCr4 only 2 weeks to go! You got this! 🙌🏻

If you‘re struggling, let us know. You can also adapt or change your goals. Maybe your goals are different each week because your life is different each week. That‘s okay! Find what works for you this week and do it. The important thing is to keep going and don‘t give up. 💚

jb72 I was out all day yesterday and too tired to do much when I got home. I‘ll be posting my check in today. Sorry about that. 3w
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wanderinglynn @jb72 No worries. 😀 You have been posting. I‘m more concerned about the folks who haven‘t posted the last 2 weeks. 3w
Emilymdxn Hey! I think I‘ve been posting a bit less this round because the smaller teams and not being a team leader has meant there‘s less to ‘keep track of‘, but I‘m still loving the challenge and bearing it in mind literally every day, it gives me so much motivation. Been sick all week but still doing my best with all of it, and grateful as always that the challenge is happening! 3w
Crazeedi I think I've posted every week. This time has been tough, I thought I was doing good, then fell behind. So I'm really going to step it up this week, I hope! Thanks for the encouragement!!❤ 3w
wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn No worries! 😀 I know you‘re really active. I‘m more worried about the people who haven‘t posted at all in a couple weeks. 💜 (edited) 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi You‘re awesome at posting 🙌🏻 Thank you for always being such an enthusiastic participant. 💜 3w
imabusybee I have totally dropped off...MIL has had some health issues so my time as been spent at the hospital. I'lI try better these next few weeks. 2w
wanderinglynn @imabusybee oh no! I hope she‘s okay. And don‘t worry about it at all. You have more important things to focus your energy on. 💚 We are here for you if you need anything. Prayers & positive energy to you & your family. 2w
GlassAsDiamonds I‘m managing 100% late at the moment 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ (but still ultimately posting!!!). Thanks for all the support and being a tireless cheer squad, this challenge was exactly the right time but the additional help & support has really made it 😊😊😊😊😊 2w
wanderinglynn @GlassAsDiamonds I‘m so happy you‘re succeeding! ☺️💜 2w
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#TIL William Goldman, who not only wrote the book but also the screenplay for TPB, freaked out a few times during shooting, including the scene where Buttercup‘s dress catches fire during the fire swamp. Apparently, Bill missed the safety meeting & walked in at the wrong time. 😂

I‘m enjoying this book immensely. ❤️TPB❤️

#nfNov

Addison_Reads I'm listening to this one right now too and loving it so far. 3w
Caterina 😂😂😂 3w
rsteve388 4 pts! 3w
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