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Wrap It Up!: Gifts to Make, Wrap and Give | Mary Engelbreit
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Presents a variety of ideas for handmade gifts, including pictuure frames, vases, ribbon bags, aprons, napkins and rings, garden hats, drum boxes, and gourd nut bowls, and suggests imaginative ways to wrap them
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My #JulyWrapUp. Not too shabby, all things considered 🤗🤗🤗

The three blocked out are ones that I read a couple months ago and didn't get added when I completed them.

#MomsWhoRead #ReadersGonnaRead #ReadMoreBooks #BookDragon #ReadingChallenge

britt_brooke Well done! 3w
vkois88 @britt_brooke thanks ❤❤❤ 3w
Avanders Not too shabby at all! Looks like a really fun group of books, too! ♥️♥️ 3w
vkois88 @Avanders I really enjoyed them! 3w
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#24b4Monday Wrap-Up

My mom‘s been in town this week, so I didn‘t make 24 hours—but we both sat around and read on Friday, so I still ended pretty close. So, twenty hours, five five finished books, progress in two others, and I‘m happy.

Andrew65 That‘s a brilliant time, even more so if you had company. 🙌👏👏👏👍🎉🥳🎊 Well Done.😊 (edited) 4w
jb72 Awesome job! 🎊🎉 4w
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Today, #E is for the end of June—and every book I read during it. I managed to finish 57 books; some I liked a whole more than others, but overall, it‘s been a good month. #30junebooks

Parvez OMG!!!! 😲 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Impressive! 💖📖💖 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 wow! 2mo
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Princess-Kingofkings I really liked The Prophetess and want to read Far Side of the Sea. 2mo
Lcsmcat 😲 2mo
Cailey_Mac Holy cow! Congrats on finishing so many!👏🏼📚📚 2mo
juliegumdrop That‘s a lot of reading! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole That's amazing!! 📚 2mo
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May Wrap-Up

63 books:
-8 print books
-7 ebooks
-48 audiobooks

Favorites include: Beyond the Point, The Bride Test, Spinning Silver & The Snow Child

DebReads4fun Wow! 3mo
Richryan52 Very impressive 3mo
DebinHawaii Incredible! 📚📚📚🎉 3mo
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Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼🙌🏼👊🏼 3mo
wanderinglynn 😮 48 audiobooks! That‘s amazing! I‘m lucky to get through 1 a week. 3mo
Fruitypebble Are these all ya? Can you recommend me some YA novels ?😭 3mo
julesG Wow! Just wow! How do you manage 48 audiobooks? Do you listen to them at 2x speed? 3mo
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A great month of reading! #may #wrapup

WorldsOkayestStepMom On The Come Up was amazing! 3mo
ShyBookOwl Haven't read any but 3 are on my TBR. Seems like u had a great month! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 💖📚💖 3mo
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My May #wrapup 14 books read this month. Read some really good books this month, it's been a great month 😊👍🏻📚

TrishB Some great ones there 👍🏻 3mo
La_Cori Great job! 📚👏 3mo
Freespirit Wow you‘ve done so well! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fantastic! 💖📚💖 3mo
suzie.reads 😊😊😊 3mo
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My April wrap up!
12 books read this month.
Top 2 books were Run Away by Harlan Coben and They're Watching by Gregg Hurwitz.
I will definitely be reading more Hurtwitz, I loved his book ❤

TrishB The Evan Smoak series is brilliant - so recommend! 4mo
suzie.reads @TrishB I will definitely give them a read 😁 4mo
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I don‘t know how this happened, but I read 64 books in March (9 print, 7 ebook, 48 audio).

A few of my favorites: The Kingdom of Copper, Muse of Nightmares, In Another Time


StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoa Nelly! Outstanding 📖💖 5mo
RvnclawWhovian Amazing!! 5mo
Cinfhen What?????? That‘s bonkers!!!! AMAZING 5mo
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JennyM Whoa that is awesome 👏🏼 5mo
Naj How?!!! That's awesome 👏🏾👏🏾 5mo
ScientistSam Whoa, wow! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How do you do that?!?! Wow?! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
DivineDiana Incredible!!! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled How do you do it?!?! 👏👏 5mo
ruskigurl16 That's incredibly impressive!! 👏📚👏 5mo
Pamwurtzler Wow! 👏 👏👏👏 5mo
jensini Omg...how come!! Great 👍 5mo
Herschelian Good heavens! There are 31 days in March so you were reading a smidgen over two books per day! Did you have any time to eat, sleep or work?! 5mo
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This month definitely got away from me with only 3 books completed. #Februaryreads #february2019

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reads! 📖💖 6mo
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My January wrap-up.

I read 7 books and that‘s a great start for me. All was from my tbr which makes it even better

#NonFiction2019 - 2 books
#Booked2019 - 2 books

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 📚💕 7mo
HardcoverHearts That‘s a great list! 7mo
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Kalalalatja Well done! 7mo
kspenmoll Great job! Love your pic. Nice list.😀🎉 7mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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Here are my stats for the month of January. Since I've started school again my reading is going to take a tremendous dive so I'm going to be seeing lower numbers on these for the next few months or so. But I am happy to be back in school! It is very exciting to me. 📖🤓

RJHowe 150 pages a day...nice work! 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings Awesome recap 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @RJHowe @Princess-Kingofkings thank you friends 🤗🤗 7mo
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Eggs Love your display!!💖💖 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @Eggs 🤗thanks hon🤗 7mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏👏 7mo
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December totals: 8 books finished, 1930 pages.

2018 totals (not 100%, as I only started tracking in May and had to rely on memory for the first part of the year): 62 books finished, 4 DNF, 18,498 pages.

I‘ve never set reading goals before, but I‘m having a go. I‘m also doing the Harry Potter buddy read. No number goal, but I want to continue to pick up momentum like I did this past year. Litsy has been a big help getting back into reading!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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My #MonthlyWrapUp for December 2018

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2018 was a pretty good year bookishly speaking 🤓#seasonsreadings @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
vkois88 Legendary 😍😍😍 8mo
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Total read: 6
DNF: 0
Women authors: 5
POC authors: 2
Favorite: Becoming
Longest: The Night Watch (528 pages)
Shortest: Then She Was Gone (359 pages)
⭐️: 0
⭐️⭐️: 1
⭐️⭐️⭐️: 4
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 0
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 1

(Because of moving this month, my reading slowed down a lot. Plus it was overall kinda mediocre. Thank God for Michelle Obama giving me a fantastic 5 star read, though!)

#wrapup #novemberwrapup

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Ok! Stick a fork in me, cause I‘m done. Heading to bed with 12 hours and 45 minutes. I may get an hour or so in tomorrow morning, but I‘ll be plugging away at the books in progress. LeVar Burton is here because he read me a story to break up my reading day. #ReadAThon

For all of you on the final 8 hours, YOU GOT THIS!!!! Have fun reading!!!!!

Mollyanna Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Karkar Good job! I like LeVar‘s podcast. He reads some stories that I would not have found on my own. 10mo
ElisabethRose I read The Song of Achilles just recently and I loved it so much. There was so much beauty and delicacy to the writing! Hope you're enjoying it too 10mo
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#augustwrapup missing an ebook I read! Check out my blogpost for a list of all the books I read this month! I think 5 books has become my monthly average 🤔

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July totals.

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• 21 - wasn‘t sure I would finish my last book
• Day of the Dead - Nicci French; Saga Vol 5 - Vaughn/Staples; The Woman in the Woods - John Connolly
• All 3 are part of series. I‘d recommend all 3 series, but not the individual books unless they‘d read the rest
• I prefer it - let‘s do it again 🙂
• Definitely will participate again!

@DeweysReadathon #reversereadathon

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📚hour 5, around there. Middle of the night for me so 😴
📚Saga vol 3 and vol 4, Peter Pan and Wizard of Earthsea
📚 I like the other set up better, but yes, do it again!
📚always, Dewey‘s you are my favorite readathon. So yes, of course!


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My #JuneWrapUp 📚 not my most exciting reading month, but with finishing my thesis and everything else going on in June, I‘m pretty satisfied!

The photo is from our dinner tonight, and I‘m loving the view 👌

DebinHawaii Nice job! 📚👍 14mo
mrp27 Beautiful! 14mo
TrishB That view 💕 14mo
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wanderinglynn Lovely view! 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
Joyfulmimi Wow! That view! 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the view too. And well done for June! 14mo
Cinfhen That view!!!! Hubby & I are still toying with Crete in August ( I‘ll need to get tips from you) 14mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen that sounds lovely! We are staying near a little gushing village called Kolymbari/Kolymvari (the spelling changes depending where you look) about 25km from Chania. There isn‘t a lot going on here, but the hotel is great, and we got an upgrade because of some trouble with our room, so we are enjoying it a lot! 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks, we can‘t make up our mind because August is high season and rates are so inflated. We keep wondering if maybe we should go October instead (edited) 14mo
Cinfhen Have u ever been to Cyprus??? It seems more affordable in August???! 14mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I haven‘t been, but I hear Cyprus is lovely! Also, the weather might be a bit more endurable in October. It is supposed to be really, really hot in August! 14mo
Cinfhen Truth is Israel has stunning beaches and gorgeous weather ( although VERY HOT) so it makes zero sense for us to travel to Greece during the crowded season 14mo
Cinfhen And after my 26 hour travel day this past Sunday, I‘m not so keen to get back on an airplane in August 😉 14mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen well, sometimes it is just about getting away from home (and chores!!!) that make vacation necessary, not the great beaches or weather. But I can imagine it makes it harder to choose where to go when you have everything you need in your own country. Denmark does have a lot of beaches, but without the warm weather, they aren‘t all that much fun 14mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen 26 hours!!! That‘s insane. Hope your jetlag isn‘t too bad? When are you going back to Israel again? 14mo
Cinfhen I totally agree!!! And that‘s what I keep telling my hubby. It‘s exploring new places and a change of scenery but airports are vacation #buzzKill😫 we fly back on July 23. I forced myself to stay awake last night, so I went to bed at 10:30pm and I woke up at 5:30 this morning ( much better than 2:20 am Yesterday) 14mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen they really are! We got stuck on a plane with three infants that weren‘t all that fond of flying. But luckily it was only a 3 hour flight, so no big deal. Hopefully you are past the worst of the jetlag now 🤞🤞 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Katja! Safe travels home 😘 14mo
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June‘s totals. This is less than I usually read, but I was out of town for two conferences which took up a lot of time.

Pamwurtzler Nice! 14mo
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May‘s books read (lazy version)
Best 🏆 - Shirtless Bear Fighter. It‘s a solid 5 stacks of flapjacks 🥞🥞🥞🥞🥞

RadicalReader @LauraJ been looking forward to reading Unbury Carol because I had loved the book Bird Box so much 1y
LauraJ @RadicalReader I loved Bird Box too. Amazing atmosphere and truly creepy. 1y
RadicalReader @LauraJ would love to see it transferred into a movie think it would be just as creepy and for the added effect would definitely watch it at night 1y
LauraJ @RadicalReader The movie is due out in December...starring Sandra Bullock 🤮 1y
RadicalReader @LauraJ thanks for the wonderful incredible information 1y
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Here is my month's wrap up of books I've read. I have enjoyed them all immensely but I have to say that Wildfell by London Clarke was my absolute favorite this month. I look forward to finding some more in June.
#MayWrapUp #MonthlyWrapUp

Vertabrain How do you manage so many?! 😍 I feel like reading is practically a full-time job, but the most I‘ve read in a month was 12. I‘m utterly impressed! ⭐️ 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Vertabrain I'm a full-time book reviewer. Reading is what I do 😉 1y
QueenJen How does one become a full time book reviewer!? 1y
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TheReadingMermaid @QueenJen it requires you to start your own business and do your own marketing and your own sales Etc. It requires much more than 40 hours a week of your time. It also requires extreme dedication. It is not for the faint of heart. And it is definitely not for the casual reader 😋 1y
QueenJen That's still pretty cool!! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @QueenJen thank you I work very hard. Check out my site here: TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com 1y
QueenJen I will! 💖🌹📚 1y
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Here's my #AprilWrapUp. I waited until today bc I had to finish the last tiny bit of Thicker Than Blood. 6 doesn't seem like a huge number, but Serial Killers Uncut was a huge collection of short stories, & Thicker Than Blood was technically a trilogy. Plus two alternate endings that were around 140-150 pages each. So I can deal with that 😊 I also read lots of picture books with Mari this month but don't have them listed here. #HopIntoSpring

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🎊🎉💕📚👍🏻 1y
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For some reason, this April wasn‘t my best month, reading wise. I‘m short a few books this time around. I also didn‘t love anything, although my favorite would probably be The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. #aprilstats #readingresolutions #wrapup #hopintospring #aprilwrapup #aprilbookishmadness

MissAimz_55 I had a bad april too in terms of number of books read. Vanishing acts is probably the only Jodi Picoult book that I didn't love 1y
MissAimz_55 I'm sure May will be better :) 1y
Purrfectpages @MissAimz_55 yea, I was disappointed in Vanishing Acts. Glad it wasn‘t the first Jodi I read or I might not go back. 1y
SandyW @Purrfectpages @MissAimz_55 Added me to the list. I didn't come anywhere near my rewarding goals. 1y
vkois88 It happens! Still a pretty impressive list. Fingers crossed that you won't be in a slump ❤ 1y
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This is my monthly wrap up! I think I‘ve been keeping a good momentum for the past few months.. let‘s see what May has in store for me.. 📚📚#aprilwrapup Check out my blog post for a list of my read books this month!


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Okay... not a brilliant reading month then... but it was chaos so I‘m going a little easy on myself and I‘m part way through three books so I need to get a wiggle on!

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vkois88 🤗🤗🤗 1y
Trashcanman Wow, how many hours do you sleep each day? Impressive! 1y
LazyDays Yes I second @Trashcanman question.😳😎 wow 1y
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julesG @Trashcanman Who needs sleep, when you can read books. 1y
Gezemice Wow, 11 thousand pages! Holy tofurkey! Yes, I want to know when you sleep, too... 1y
kitabi_keeda WOW 🙄😎 Impressive ! Is reading your full time job? 1y
Magpiegem 40!!! I‘ve read 2 and a half and listened to a couple! That‘s an awesome amount of reading!! 1y
Eggs @vkois88 @Trashcanman @LazyDays @julesG @Gezemice @kitabi_keeda @Magpiegem Thank you all😍 I do sleep well actually 🤗 It would be nice to get paid for reading, eh? I'm retired and a fast reader❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Andrew65 So impressive! I don‘t know how you do it! 🙌🙌🙌🙌 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m always in awe.... 😍 1y
Eggs Aww thank you @andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜❤️💜❤️ 1y
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This month is almost wrapped up!!! Can you believe it?!Reposting for the new littens!! Join us in the multiple daily photo challenges!! More to come in April 📚📚

Cathythoughts Thankyou x 💕. And , no ! I can‘t believe it. Where does the time go ...?! 1y
LazyDays I'm excited for April!🙌 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts it‘s just flying by!!!! 😐🤗 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LazyDays me too!!! @vkois88 🤗 (edited) 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for the shoutout 😘😘have you put together your April challenge yet???? 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen We are working on it!! Just have to make the pic! @vkois88 Have you? 1y
Cathythoughts 💕👍🏻👍🏻 1y
maich Thank you so much😘😘 1y
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My February Wrap Up, not counting picture books I read Peanut. Not too bad, considering I hit a slump midway through when I got sick and had lots of migraines. The Heretic's Daughter was an audio via #Libby. Also started two books that will be on my March Line Up post...

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February wrap-up

14 comics/graphic novels
7 new (to me) books
2 rereads
2 audio

25 all together 🤓😜