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Challenges | Ben Bova
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Bova offers a new collection of wide-ranging science fiction stories, essays about the onrushing future, and observations about the craft of SF itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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quirkyreader
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As of mid January.

readordierachel 18 books already! 👏👏 3d
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amber_ldsmom
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Are there any rules or suggestions for starting a challenge? I‘d like to start one, but I‘m not sure if there are some unwritten rules or anything.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not to my knowledge! You go girl ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think so! 😊 1w
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Kimmypete1
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I'm going to try this 30 Day Book Challenge. I'm usually not very good at these, but I'd like the momentum back that I had for #WinterGames.

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OriginalCyn620
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Repost from @Eggs

Four Fab Challenges For January 2020!

Kudos to @TK-421 for making the collage! For more info, visit the hashtags and hosts‘ pages.

#newyearnewyou
#auldlangreads
#poetrymatters
#quotsyjan20
#litsyhappenings

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊📚🎉 3w
TheSpineView Thanks for reposting! 😘 3w
OriginalCyn620 You‘re welcome @TheSpineView! 3w
TK-421 Thanks for sharing 😊 3w
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TK-421
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New year, new month, new challenges!

#NewYearNewYou @Eggs
#AuldLangReads @AlwaysBeenaLoverofBooks & @OriginalCyn620
January #PoetryMatters @TheSpineView
#QuotsyJan20 @TK-421

Check out each host‘s feed for the full-size lists and more info!

Please comment if I‘ve missed any challenges or made any errors in the list of hashtags and hosts

#photochallenges #januaryphotochallenges #jan2020photochallenges

TheSpineView Thanks for the repost! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 3w
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Eggs Thanks for the repost 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
TK-421 @Eggs You‘re welcome! 😊 3w
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ManyWordsLater
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Ten authors to read in 2020.
I‘ve never read anything by any of them. 2020 is the year that changes!

What do you think of this list?
#readharder #challenge2020

umbrellagirl I love Ann Patchett. 3w
Tamra Enjoy discovering Cather! 💚 3w
wanderinglynn Didion & Ephran are both great! 3w
Bianca Lahiri‘s work is amazing. Patchett‘s got a lot to choose from—fiction and nonfiction. State of Wonder and Commonwealth were my favorites. 3w
Caroline2 Patchett is one of my fav authors!! You‘re in for a treat! State of wonder is my fav so far. 👍 3w
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Hooked_on_books
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I have decided to join in on #Booked2020 this year and here is my plan for the first quarter! I am very much a mood reader, so I wouldn‘t be at all surprised if this changes. But I have a good start with one read!

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 So happy you‘re joining us 😄❤️ 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! Hope it‘s a fun reading year for you! ♥️📚👊🏻🎉 3w
Reagan I really enjoyed both of Rob Lowe‘s books. 3w
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you‘re joining in! 3w
Tex2Flo Ah, a fellow mood reader. Without my book clubs and some slight encouragement from Litsy challenges, I might actually have finished some on the TBR for over 10 years. 3w
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Scochrane26
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I love to see my stats on GR. I read it way more this year than any other year—l think it was because I was off work for a few mths, increased audiobooks, & haven‘t been watching as much tv. My average rating for books was 3.9. I gave less 5 star reviews this year than last, a lot of 4 stars.

marleed I had a a 3.9 rating, as well, which surprised me since I give so many 4* rating. On my journaling a 4* is a good solid B, I liked the book and would discuss. 4.25=B+, 4.5=A, 4.75=A-, with the elusive 5=A+. 3w
Scochrane26 @marleed I did have a 4* average, but I gave the last couple of books lower ratings, so that pulled it down. 3w
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SquidgetsRoom
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Wow! What a rollercoaster of a year it‘s been. I originally set my GR goal last December @ 65. When May came along & I realized how very little I had accomplished, I reset my goal to 25. I was very surprised that I met that goal & then increased it with high hopes for a goal of 50. I actually did it! Thanks to #WinterGames I reached my goal of 50 books read in 2019! I‘m proud & impressed with myself! Now to go set my 2020 goal!! 📚🎶

CoverToCoverGirl Way to go Amanda! 📖🎉 4w
SquidgetsRoom Thanks @CoverToCoverGirl 💖📚🎶 How is your Challenge going? 4w
CoverToCoverGirl One more book to go! 📖 4w
SquidgetsRoom Yay! You got this girl! 😉💖📚 4w
Bookworm54 Great Job! 🥳 3w
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Tove_Reads
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My library organizes a yearly reading challenge. 50 books. Here are 38 of them. Anyone interested in joining? www.helmet.fi

BarbaraBB It has some very good prompts but I am joining already in 4 challenges... 4w
Jari-chan That looks interesting - thank you for sharing! I might take a closer look 😄 4w
arubabookwoman I like these prompts because they are general and you could probably fit lots of books under any particular prompt. I may try to join in, but I‘m usually pretty bad at these kind of things. 4w
Tove_Reads @BarbaraBB I think you‘d only have to “work” on a few. Most you can fill anyway during the year without even thinking about it. 4w
BarbaraBB You are right about that. I‘ll take a closer look at the 50! 4w
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Scochrane26
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2/2 of my library‘s book challenge. I‘m excited about the prizes offered (highlighted).

ljuliel Wow those are nice gifts ! I hope you win one. 4w
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Scochrane26
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I went by my library to pick up the book challenge for this year. This is the first year they‘ve offered a challenge, so I‘m definitely going to participate.
Was going to see Little Women today, but it‘s pouring rain, so my sis & I decided to wait. It‘s a day to read and plan for 2020 challenges. And to eat some chocolate. 1/2 pages for this list.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Haha, not going to happen I think 😂😂😂

julesG Picture books? 1mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 1mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @julesG my husband said "Can you count this kids' books?“ ? 1mo
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Aimeesue 😂😂😂 1mo
sebrittainclark Mine says 3 books a day. I think I was a little over ambitious 😂😂 1mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @sebrittainclark maybe just a tad 🙂 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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If you‘re joining the #mandmchallenge2020, and looking for some new (to you) mystery suggestions, here‘s a fun list from @bookriot . It even includes one memoir! (Great minds, and all that ...) #memoirsmysteries

https://bookriot.com/2019/12/19/mystery-book-recs-based-on-films-tv-shows

Crazeedi Thanks for link! I think I'm in for this, possibly, lol. I may bite off more than I can chew with challenges! 1mo
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CaroPi
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1.I do a few but besides the amount of books I read per year in Goodreads I almost never finished one ☹️
2. The goodreads challenge, the #readingwomen and Modern Mr Darcy.
#two4tuesday

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OriginalCyn620
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These are my picks for #booked2020winter! I reserve the right to change my mind, but hopefully I won‘t have to!
#booked2020
1. Millennial author
2. Hat/head covering on cover
3. Live and learn: subject mostly new to you
4. Set in Hollywood
5. Cover crush
6. Finish in a day

EmilyM The Dollhouse is good! 1mo
Cinfhen Your covers look so good all together!!! I‘m loving the picks for prompt #2 ❤️ 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Interesting choices! I have A Study in Charlotte on my shelves, but hadn‘t thought of it for the millennial author prompt. I just checked out a Sally Rooney book from the library, since I will probably kick off the new year with that prompt. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! The planning is half the fun! ♥️📚👊🏻 1mo
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Bookishlie
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I don‘t think I‘m going to make it:( my book challenge is 48 and I‘m at 22

Suet624 Oops! 1mo
Bookishlie Right! Oh well. Grad school kicked my reading butt this year. Same goal for next year. I‘ll make it sooner or later dammit!! 1mo
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Andrew65
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Reposted for the wonderful @BarbaraTheBibliophage

2 genres I want to read more of this year are memoirs and mysteries. When I started to make myself a pretty bingo card, I thought “let‘s make a challenge!” So, if you want to add another challenge, please come join me. The prompts are deliberately short and broad, so you can interpret as you prefer. Only rule is read from the genres.

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

Andrew65 A great idea @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😊👏👍 (edited) 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks SO much for sharing! 😘😘 2mo
Andrew65 @BarbaraTheBibliophage You‘re welcome any time. 😊👍 2mo
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gradcat Thanks for the repost & tag, @Andrew65 ... you‘re the best!! 2mo
Andrew65 @gradcat I‘m here to please and serve. 😊👍🥰 1mo
Tove_Reads Who will fit the box “fave author”? 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That‘s an incredibly difficult choice, so many Favourite authors. I think I‘d most probably reserve it for the new Jane Casey book due out in April, the new Peter James book due out in May or the new Patrick Rothfuss book due out in August. 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 Yes, you are! ♥️ 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Reposting for @BarbaraTheBibliophage 👆
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If:
-memoirs and/or mysteries are your jam;
-you plan to read more of these two genres;
-you‘re still searching for a reading challenge for 2020;
-the 1 or 2 or 3 challenges you‘ve signed up for next year is/are not enough (😜)....

here‘s #mandmchallenge2020 ! Seems doable, I‘m tempted too.

Kalalalatja Not related to your post, but I wanted to send you a little thank you gift, and I have it all ready to go, I just can‘t find your address anywhere 😅 I know I took a pic from one of the packages you have sent me, but I must have deleted it. So, if it is okay, will you send me your address at katjalavendelhaven@hotmail.com? ☺️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s so sweet, Katja, you needn‘t send a tq gift! @Kalalalatja ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll email you 😘 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks so much for sharing, my friend! I‘m thrilled with all the peeps who want to add “just one more” challenge to their lists! 😘 2mo
Kalalalatja I wanted to, I‘m feeling very grateful at the moment, and that‘s a feeling to share ☺️ 2mo
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sprainedbrain
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I don‘t know who I thought I was kidding when I said I would only do 3 challenges in 2020. 🙄😂

The illustrious @BarbaraTheBibliophage came up with this fun bingo card for memoirs and mysteries that doesn‘t look overly complicated, and I think I can find books on my tbr to fit them all. I‘m in!

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

vivastory I'm joining too 👍 2mo
vivastory What are your planned challenges for 2020? 2mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory I am doing #ReadingWomen2020, #Booked2020, #ReadingEurope2020, and now this one. 😬 (edited) 2mo
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vivastory Yikes! I'm doing this one & #Booked2020 & co-hosting #nyrbbookclub which probably will continue until at least fall 2020 2mo
vivastory But you can definitely pull it off 👍 2mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory this is actually quite a bit less than I‘ve done in 2019. I think I‘m going to finish all of them this year! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sprainedbrain Thank you so much for sharing this! I‘m excited you and @vivastory are joining in the fun! 2mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage Okay, so I finally found this page again—yay! I‘d like to join in...is there anything I need to do? 2mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory At least! I hope it‘ll last a lot longer 😉 2mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB 😄 I think there will be enough people interested in signing up again once the first round is over 2mo
HOTPock3tt @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve decided to possibly try out this challenge. I have about 5 books I‘m planning to read in 2020 that will fit these prompts 🤔🤗 I‘ve never done a litsy challenge before. Hopefully @sprainedbrain will keep me from screwing up the rules 😅😅😅 what are they exactly? 😀😂 and what does mashup mean? A mashup of genres? Sorry for newb questions lol (edited) 3w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt haha! This one is not complicated... just pick either a memoir or a mystery to fit each bingo square. I took mashup to mean a genre mashup, like the tagged book that I plan to read. There are also those books where an author takes an existing book and mashes it into a different genre. For instance, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The trick here is going to be finding a mashup that‘s also a mystery. 3w
HOTPock3tt Ohh I didn‘t know that! Lol I thought we‘d be able to apply any book to the prompt. Que to me to ask first! Lol 🤣 i may not be able to do it then 🤔 not sure I have memoirs or mysteries to fit those prompts 😪 *sigh* I should probably leave the challenges to the pro‘s 😎🤣 @sprainedbrain 3w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I‘m that case, you should just adapt it and pick any book (not just memories and memoirs) to fit the prompts! It‘s just for fun, not fabulous prizes or awards. 😂 (edited) 3w
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Can I actually do that? Lol! 😅 if so I could possibly join in. (edited) 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt Fun convo on challenges over here ... I made this challenge up for myself, and then decided to share. No points or prizes, just reading. (I‘m a lazy host, and this IS my second challenge out there.) I‘d agree that you can adopt my prompts for your own genres. It just wouldn‘t really be the #mandmchallenge2020 ... but hey, why not? 3w
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Cinfhen
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God knows I don‘t need to commit to MORE challenges but this one looks doable and it‘s being hosted by my dear friend @BarbaraTheBibliophage plus the graphics are gorgeous 🥰Check out Barbara‘s page for all the details
The focus here is memoirs and mysteries 🤓I don‘t read lots of mysteries but I sure do LOVE a good memoir.

TrishB I‘m the other way round! 2mo
Cinfhen Maybe we can mash our reads @TrishB I suck at mysteries unless it‘s true crime 🤪😂 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @trishbronte @Cinfhen I love it — one card and two people! Why not?? 😘😘 2mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen sounds like could be a plan! You know how good I am at challenges though!! 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s a plan @TrishB the two of us together can knock out a full BINGO!!!! Thanks for The encouragement @BarbaraTheBibliophage ❣️ 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen 👍🏻😘 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TrishB @Cinfhen It‘s a whole new kind of #buddyread!! 🎉♥️ 2mo
Librariana I'm with you, Cindy -- I love me a memoir! Especially on audiobook 😊 This could be a reading challenge inception if you combine @BarbaraTheBibliophage's super cool M&M bingo card with @MrBook's 2020 #ReadWithMrBook 😳 Whoa! 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh!! @Librariana now you‘re getting all kinds of crazy talk 🤪😘You play hard🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🤦‍♀️ I don‘t need another challenge! But I do like mysteries 🤔😂 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Reposting this one for @BarbaraTheBibliophage check out her original post if you are interested!

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks a bunch for sharing, Melissa! 😘😘 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Two genres I want to read more of this year are memoirs and mysteries. When I started to make myself a pretty bingo card, I thought “let‘s make a challenge!” So, if you want to add another challenge, please come join me. The prompts are deliberately short and broad, so you can interpret as you prefer. Only rule is read from the genres.

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

**sharing is appreciated, even if you aren‘t joining in**😘😘

Cinfhen I‘ll happily share 💕💕💕 2mo
Librarybelle Oh! I‘m terrible at following through with challenges, including my own (🙄), but I‘m very intrigued! Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Theeclecticreader This seems like fun! At rush of sounding stupid, what‘s a POC author? 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Theeclecticreader Thanks. That‘s a person of color who‘s an author. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks sweetie! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle Haha. Yes, I ditched one this year. Just lost focus ... 🤪 2mo
Theeclecticreader @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Of course now that seems obvious 🙄 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll give it a go! I listen to memoirs on audiobook frequently, so this may be doable for me! 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! I'm in!📚 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Yay!! Hopefully it‘ll be easy to double up among challenges too! 👊🏻♥️📚 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheSpineView Yay! Glad to have ya! Now I‘ve got to do some planning ... 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I guess we can‘t start now, huh? 😂 I‘m listening to a great one for the celebrity prompt! 2mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou! For the tag ! I‘ve taken a screenshot & I will join in ... mystery I love ... memoir will be a challenge ... One can but try 👍🏻❤️📚 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft ooooh I‘ve been wondering how that is. Does he narrate? (And, yeah ... you can‘t count it for 2020, darn it ...) 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts No reason you couldn‘t do the whole thing with mysteries ... either way, it‘ll be fun to face the bingo card together! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's a different narrator, but he does a fantastic job. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Thanks—I‘m looking forward to your full review! 2mo
Megabooks I will share later today and then try to figure out if I could complete it with mostly memoirs. 😂😂 My mom pretty much only reads mysteries with the occasional historical fiction, but I only read them for challenges. I don‘t like whodunnits, but maybe I should try cozies? You‘ve certainly got me thinking, Barbara! 2mo
Crazeedi I think ill add to my #booked2020! Thanks! I love both genres 2mo
RedxoHearts This looks like a fun challenge for the new year! I can already think of several memoirs I've been meaning to read to fill the spots 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi Yay!! I love them too and read entirely too few mysteries this year! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Thanks for sharing whenever you have time. I think each prompt works for either genre, but maybe a cozy or two would stretch your reading year a bit. It‘s up to you! 😘 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @RedxoHearts Would love to have you!! ♥️😎📚 2mo
vivastory This sounds great! I'm definitely interested! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @vivastory Yay!! Hope it works for you! 2mo
vivastory Would new series be a series that I've never read, or one that is relatively recent with just 2 or 3 titles? 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @vivastory It could be either. Whichever works for you! 2mo
vivastory Great. Thanks for posting this! 2mo
LeahBergen This sounds fun! I‘m changing up my challenges for the upcoming year and adding a few “personally tailored” ones like yours. I‘m challenging myself to read one Persephone book per month. 😄 2mo
MrsV This looks so fun! I would love to do this! Room for another? 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen I change my challenges up every year—except #Booked! It just has to work for me. Your Persephone one sounds good—especially when there‘s a bunch of those books on your shelf! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MrsV Of *course* we have room! Glad to have you! 🎉♥️📚 2mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle me too but I'm going to try my best next year! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen This sounds good because I could read the Persephones I own and have an excuse to buy more. 😹 2mo
rubyslippersreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree with @MrsV and hope you have room for one more. 😊 2mo
kspenmoll This looks like such fun as I enjoy both genres. Thanks Barbara! Would live to join in! (edited) 2mo
ferskner Oh my gosh this sounds great! I'm going to be doing a billion challenges this year! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @rubyslippersreads Always have room for more friends to motivate me to read! Glad you‘re joining us! ♥️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll Yay! I‘m glad you‘re joining us! ♥️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ferskner Thanks—glad you‘re thinking of joining us! I always say I‘m going to limit my challenges. Then ... it always gets out of hand!🤪😘 2mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage Stupid me! I searched under the wrong tag, but here it is! I‘m joining in on this one, if you‘ll allow me, because these are probably my two favorite genres! ♥️♥️♥️ Oh, I should ask if there‘s room for one more? Say, me, for example? 😂 (edited) 2mo
BookwormAHN Sounds like a fun challenge. I love mysteries and I need to read more memoirs. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat Of COURSE you can join in! The more the merrier...especially since you tried so hard to find the #mandmchallenge2020! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookwormAHN Come join us!! 😘 2mo
gradcat I‘m very content now. 🥰 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat That‘s great to hear! 🤓 2mo
Mdargusch I think this looks fun! I‘m in! 👍🏼 1mo
Hazel2019 I want to join! Do I need to do anything special to sign up? 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hazel2019 Yay—that‘s terrific! No sign up forms or anything. Just tag me and use the hashtag so we can all support and cheer for everyone! 1mo
DebinHawaii I‘m late to the party as usual but these are two favorite genres so I‘d love to join in! 3w
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BarkingMadRun
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Kimberlone 1. C 2. J 3. E 4. H 5. D 6. G 7. B 8. F 9. I 10. A 2mo
TheDaysGoBy 1. C 2. J 3. E 4. H 5. D 6. G 7. B 8. F 9. I 10. A (edited) 2mo
Sharpeipup C J E H D G B F I A 2mo
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BarkingMadRun CJEHDGBFIA 2mo
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GripLitGrl
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A fun new challenge for the new year ☝ #ReadWithMrBook be sure to follow & check in with @MrBook for more details.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻☺️🤗 2mo
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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Emily and I put together a list of 2020 reading challenges so you can start planning your perfect reading year now!

Check out what we have and let us know if we missed any!

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2019/12/02/matters-of-shelf-control-2020-reading-ch...

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Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm
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~ December 21st-31st 2019 ~
Read as many of the short books, on your TBR list, until the end of 2019. I will post my book list soon.
@howlinglibraries, @booksandmunches, #shortathon2019

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rachelm
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Checked my progress on my Goodreads challenge and feeling good about 2019 so far. I had postpartum depression last year and didn‘t read as much as I wanted but I‘m back in the game now!

Texreader So good to hear you are doing so much better 2mo
8little_paws Any tips on managing ppd? I am due in 3.5 wks and I am scared I will develop it after the baby. I had pretty bad depression the first half of my pregnancy. 2mo
rachelm @8little_paws let your doc know right away. I wish I had. I kept thinking it would sort itself out, but you have to take care of yourself. Also if you have a partner and they can take one of the night feedings, that can really help to get some solid sleep. Sending so much love! 2mo
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rachelm @Texreader thank you! 2mo
8little_paws Thank you! My medical practice is aware of my depression from earlier in the pregnancy. Also I plan on formula feeding right away so we can share the feeding load as the idea of being responsible for all feedings scares me. 2mo
Texreader @8little_paws Good luck to you. I like the plans you are making. It‘s so hard, no doubt. Get help, like you are doing. And you have a big support system here on Litsy! 😘 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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Yay!! I finished my Goodreads reading challenge for 2019. We‘ll see what my grand total ends up being...
#readingchallenge

CoverToCoverGirl Awesome! The rest is gravy. I‘m still working on mine. 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay! I hit mine this week too. It‘s it an amazing feeling? 2mo
TheLibrarian Way to go! 2mo
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Sharpeipup Congrats! 2mo
sprainedbrain Hooray!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
MeganAnn Great work!! 🎉📚🎉 I‘m close to mine but not quite there yet. 2mo
vumblereads Congratulations!!!! 2mo
Sace Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🎊🎉 2mo
Jillylovesbooks Congratulations! 🎉🎈🎈🎈🎉 2mo
CaitZ That's fantastic! Congrats🎉🎉📚📚 2mo
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quirkyreader
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This is my updated challenges list. Let‘s see what the rest of the month and December bring.

Andrew65 Some great achievements here 👏👏👏 3mo
readordierachel Great job! 3mo
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AmyG
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This is the third year I am doing #Booked2019 and I invite you all to join me. It‘s how I reduce my TBR and how I read books I haven‘t heard of and genres outside my wheelhouse. It‘s how the book nerd has FUN. Go to the pages of @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage or @4thhouseontheleft to find how to sign up!

Cathythoughts 👍❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽💜 3mo
Blaire Yes!! I really enjoy this challenge! 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing and joining in again! 😘 3mo
Crazeedi I really want to do this next year, thanks for posting 3mo
AmyG Do it Di. And even if you don‘t finish...it‘s fun to do. @Crazeedi 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for posting and adding your testament xxx can‘t wait to see what you choose for this year‘s prompts!!! (edited) 3mo
AmyG @Cinfhen Like I said...the choosing is the best part. I have already begun. 3mo
Cinfhen @AmyG I know!!! Choosing is a game unto itself!!!! 3mo
mrp27 How the book nerd has fun... 😂😂😂😂 I'm laughing cause it's so true! Planning what I want to read is half the fun. 3mo
Crazeedi @mrp27 yes yes yes!! @AmyG I'm giving it a good old college try!! 3mo
mrp27 @Crazeedi yay! 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Here are the challenges for November...let‘s have some fun. Thanks to @Purrfectpages for the graphic 😊
🧡🍂🍁
#movember #quotsynov19 #namastenovember #gratefulreads
@Cinfhen @TK-421 @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🥳🎊🎉📚 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 🎶🖤📚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 You‘re welcome @Cinfhen! 3mo
TK-421 Thanks for sharing! 😊 3mo
OriginalCyn620 You‘re welcome @TK-421! 😊 3mo
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Eggs
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Starting tomorrow Friday November 1:

#namastenovember !!

Something for everyone, including Spine Poetry💕
You always knock my socks off with those ❣️❣️

@Eggs

gradcat @Eggs Can you please tell me what one is supposed to do for these prompts? I believe I‘ve forgotten, and I‘d really like to try to participate in #NamasteNovember ! ♥️ 3mo
Eggs Choose a book, play, poetry, film etc that expresses your interpretation of the prompt. Then add a photo, use hashtag #(prompt), hashtag #namastenovember, and tag me @Eggs . There are@no wrong answers 🤗🤗 @gradcat 👍🏼 3mo
gradcat @Eggs Thank you for taking the time to explain! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Eggs You‘re welcome 😉 3mo
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OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for reposting! 😘 3mo
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Eggs
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November challenges!!! Thanks to all who have been playing our challenges ❤️❤️❤️. Your creativity and spark seems endless! Visit these tags for more info:

#namastenovember @Eggs

#movember @Cinfhen and.... @CrowCAH ??

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

#litsyhappenings
@LitsyHappenings

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing, but #Movember is just my own challenge xx Feel free to tag @CrowCAH too 😉 3mo
Eggs Got it! Works for me! @Cinfhen 🤗 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Sher! This is the first time in over 2 years I‘m going solo 🤪 3mo
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Eggs You are well loved by the Litsy Populace 👏🏻👏🏻 @Cinfhen ❤️ (edited) 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Not played properly for a few months but will dive in for some of these I think 3mo
Eggs You‘re welcome @OriginalCyn620 🤗 3mo
Eggs Yayyy 🥳 @Itchyfeetreader 3mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen as she said, I‘m just assisting with #SoaringScores this month. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for sharing 💗💗💗 3mo
Eggs You‘re welcome 😉❣️🤗 @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 3mo
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Eggs
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I‘m ready for November! Are you?
Here‘s my November photo challenge for you
Enjoy!

#namastenovember
@Eggs

@LitsyHappenings

LitsyHappenings Hi! If you tag us as a Litten, we‘ll definitely see it... using the hashtag method, we miss some. 🤗 3mo
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bookaholic1
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Reached my goal

JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 4mo
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Stacypatrice
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Favorite Halloween 🎃 👻 Activities 👻🎃

#TeamSlaughter #scarathlon

JulietReads Dogs in costumes👍 4mo
Clwojick 🐶🐶🐶🐶 4mo
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TK-421
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TK-421 If I‘ve missed anyone or made any errors please let me know! 4mo
TK-421 The full-size Quotsy list can be found here: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1717518 4mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! So many 😍Thanks for sharing 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid So fun! Thanks for the shout out my dear 😘🎃❤️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! ❤️😘 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 4mo
TheSpineView Thanks foe reposting! 😃 4mo
CrowCAH Thank you very much for sharing Soaring Scores! 😊 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
Eggs What a lovely presentation! Thanks for the repost! 4mo
TK-421 @Eggs Thank you! And you‘re welcome 😊 4mo
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Eggs
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Cinfhen Thank you 🎶🎃👻 4mo
TK-421 Thanks for sharing! 4mo
SilversReviews Wow!!! I didn‘t see all of these....THANKS!! 4mo
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TheSpineView Thanks for sharing! 🧡🎃🖤🧡 4mo
Eggs @Cinfhen @TK-421 @SilversReviews @TheSpineView You‘re so welcome 🤗 4mo
CrowCAH Thank you so much for sharing Soaring Scores with the community! 🎶 4mo
Eggs You‘re welcome 😉 @CrowCAH 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 😘❤️ 4mo
kspenmoll Thank you!!!!!! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 4mo
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Eggs
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4 new photo challenges for October. If there are more, please let us know 🤗🎉

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 🎃👻 4mo
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Eggs
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3 October challenges!

Just tag a book, poem, story, song etc with a related image! Use your natural creativity to express each day‘s prompt🤗

#spooktober @Eggs
#fallisbooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#soaringscores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🍂🎃🎼 thank you!!! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊❤️ (edited) 4mo
CrowCAH Thank you @Eggs for sharing next month‘s musical challenge! 🎶🥰 4mo
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MelissaSue81
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Since it‘s almost the last quarter of the year, I figured I should update my challenges on here:
#mmdchallenge - 12/12 ✅
#readingwomenchallenge: 23/26
#ReadHarderChallenge 21/24
#Booked2019 17/24 (I‘ve been sticking to the schedule so all but one I won‘t start til October).
I was wondering if we think Next Year In Havana counts for Historical Romance by AOC for #readharder, because if so, That one is done too!

ReadingMeagan I think Next Year in Havana totally counts as a historical romance! Well done completing so many challenges! 4mo
ReadingMeagan Have you read any Louise Penny books? MMD says they are cozy mysteries. And the first one takes place in October. It will be a great read for this time of year 😊 4mo
MelissaSue81 @ReadingMeagan - I've not read any Louise Penny. I have one of those Cat Mystery books set aside for that challenge, but perhaps I'll check out Louise Penny too!
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ReadingMeagan @MelissaSue81 I‘ve only read the first two. But I REALLY enjoyed them. They really helped put me into a Fall/Winter mood and be okay with the cold weather coming back. Her writing is really lovely. And I‘m excited to have a new series to read! Good luck with whatever you choose! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly Would you say The Water Dancer is paranormal? Based on the description it seems it might be and I was considering using it for #booked2019 if so. 4mo
MelissaSue81 @MicheleinPhilly - I am literally getting to the paranormal-ish part as we speak. So stay tuned. I'll let you know. 😄 I will say, I'm not an expert on the subtleties of differences between Paranormal, Magical Realism, etc..
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MicheleinPhilly Do you know how many times I have re-read the definition of paranormal in the Goodreads group in order to try to figure out what to read??? DOZENS. It‘s so not my genre. 4mo
Scochrane26 If you still need to do historical romance by aoc, you could use Alyssa cole‘s An Extraordinary Union. I used it last yr for same prompt. 4mo
MelissaSue81 @Scochrane26 - Yeah that seems to be the one everyone uses! It doesn't sound that great to me, but maybe it would be a fast read at least.

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Scochrane26 @MelissaSue81 you could try one of her other books. I also like sherry Thomas (lady Sherlock series). I don‘t read many romance, but after reading lady Sherlock, I went back & read a few of hers. 4mo
MelissaSue81 @MicheleinPhilly - I am now 38% into it and I wasn't sure at first but now I am going to say absolutely yes! And I too, then, will count it for #booked2019 for the last quarter even though I will finish it this month!
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OriginalCyn620
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Thanks to @Purrfectpages for the great collage! Some fun photo challenges for September! 😊

#RedRoseSeptember
#SoulSeptember
#SelfImprovementSept
#QuotsySept19

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 5mo
TK-421 Thanks for sharing! 5mo
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Samplergal
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The year challenge is complete! #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Woooohoooo!! 🎉🎉📚♥️👊🏻 5mo
LauraBeth Wow - congratulations! 🎉🎉 5mo
lele1432 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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Clwojick Woohoo! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
Leftcoastzen OMG, I still can‘t get through summer ! Congrats!🎉 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! That‘s great!!!👍🏽 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏💃 5mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻great 5mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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We begin with this challenge on September 1st 😃
Anyone who wishes to participate is more than welcome.

#BookAWeekChallenge

AmyG I shall try as I am having foot surgery...bot much todo but read. *silver lining inserted 5mo
AsYouWish This sounds fun!!! 5mo
Sapphire I am game. I start September on Vacation and have some travel for work after that. 5mo
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LeeRHarry I‘m definitely going to give this a go! Now to pick the books!😊 5mo
LeeRHarry @AmyG good luck with the surgery, as you say there is always a silver lining 😊 5mo
AmyG @LeeRHarry Thanks so much. Nothing major. 5mo
Crazeedi I can do a book a week for sure! Do we have to pick ahead of time? I always go with flow 5mo
TheReadingMermaid @Crazeedi I would go ahead and post a tentative stack but you can always change it, so never fear 😉 5mo
LapReader I will be helping my sister look after her newborn and toddler until the new Irish Nanny arrives. I‘ll have time 😂. Maybe during naps if I speed read. 5mo
JazzFeathers Might try 🤔 5mo
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#20booksby2020 progress. Four down. I just need to stop mood reading.

KarenUK 😊💕👍 5mo
Megabooks I am I am I am is one of my favorites! Family Trust is good too. 5mo
megnews @Samplergal mood reading is my biggest hurdle for challenges and why I don‘t often do them. 5mo
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CaroPi
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I didn't put my results for week 5 and 6. And there is a reason :
Week 5: I didn't run. First 2 days was a bit down. Then on Wednesday went to a concert and the rest of the week went to countryside. I did walk a lot and close all activity rings. this is a picture is from those days.
Week 6: Got sick and was in bed with fever. Now I am better and ready for round 3
The good think is that I read 10 books that is the double than my goal
#BFCr2

wanderinglynn Oh no! So sorry you've been sick! But I'm glad you're feeling better and ready to rock Round 3! 💚 6mo
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @TK-421 :
Lots of fun #photochallenges going on this month! Check out the hosts‘ feeds for more info!

#AugustABC by @Eggs
#LetsTravelAugust by @OriginalCyn620 & @AlwaysBeenaLoverofBooks
#AyUpAugust by @Cinfhen & @Squirrelbrain
Aug #PoetryMatters by @TheSpineView
#QuotsyAug19 by @TK-421
& #AusteninAugust2019 by @Crinoline_Laphroaig !

If I‘ve missed anyone or made any errors, let me know in the comments. #Aug2019PhotoChallenges 📸

Crinoline_Laphroaig Thank you! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 😘 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 6mo
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TheSpineView Thanks for reposting! 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻😊🤗 6mo
TK-421 Thanks for reposting! 😊 6mo
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Butterfinger
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#PopSugar2019 -47/50: The Pulps 50 Years of American Pop (pop), On the Come Up (2019), Barefoot (summer), The Dungeon Travelor (LitRPG)

#Booked2019 -22/24: Love, Hate, and Other Filters (Muslim author/MC), Black Panther (comic),Tatiana and Alexander (soldier's story), OTCU (new in 2019)

Butterfinger #ReadHarder2/19 -19/24 Destiny's Embrace (hist. rom. AOC), Lizard Radio (trans/non-binary), All the President's Men (nonviolent crime), The Pedestrians (2014 poetry)

#AroundtheWorld -16/52 The Hired Man (Croatia), Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (Denmark), The Queen of Water (Ecuador), The Summer Book (Finland)
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