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Stay Sexy & Dont Get Murdered
Stay Sexy & Dont Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide | Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
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The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder! Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Dont Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being nice or helpful. They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness. My Favorite Murder started as a way for Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark to work through their fears. Now its a worldwide community.... Even its darkest moments are lightened by Karen and Georgia's effortlessly funny banter and genuine empathy. RollingStone.com At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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MizzGraham
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Good ol‘ Steve King 👑

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Mitch
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Oh man... seen this too late and only the super expensive tickets are left 😩

Chrissyreadit That would have been fun! They are going to be in Ireland soon I think. 5d
JenReadsAlot I saw them a few years ago- so fun! 5d
Mitch @JenReadsAlot tickets are 640. Id love to go but not sure about the price...?! 5d
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JenReadsAlot I cant remember what I paid. I feel like $50-80. 5d
Mitch @JenReadsAlot 👍🏼 4d
RavenCatReads Hi fellow murderino! Have fun! Ssdgm! 3d
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MizzGraham
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Only read the first chapter and I already love this!

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Deanna1
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I tried many moons ago to listen to their podcast, but I was not in the right mindset to pick up something new at that time. This book gives a peak into the histories and the minds behind the women who love true crime almost as much as my mother (something I find myself falling in love with, too).

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ThrillerQueen
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After listening to 100 episodes (still not caught up!) And loving every one of them, I decided to give their book a go! I love these ladies! #myfavoritemurder #mfm #fuckpoliteness #stayoutoftheforest

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Aliiii0685
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Just started and already 💕

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i-am-papercrane
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Okay so this isn‘t actually a book about murders (well, there‘s two in there but they‘re not the main point). However, it does have some great life advice from two women who have lived through some *stuff*. I really liked the advice they gave and the personal stories. There are definitely some quotes that will stick with me forever, so thank you Karen and Georgia. And as always STAY SEXY, AND DON‘T! GET! MURDERED!!

#ssdgm #mfm #myfavoritemurder

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Librariana
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Love me some Karen and Georgia! Their generous displays of vulnerability through their emotionally sincere anecdotes and their candid advice were charming, refreshing, and showed a genuine appreciation of and concern for their dedicated MFM podcast audience. Lots of self-awareness, lots of desire to learn, improve, and share that growth.

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i-am-papercrane
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“When running late, “it‘s OK.” When I have a million things to do and not enough time to do it, “it‘s OK.” When I get stuck in a fantasy about plane crashes or normal girls, “it‘s OK.” It‘s my mantra when I need to override the voice that tells me that nothing I do is OK.”

#ssdgm #staysexy #mfm #myfavoritemurder

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i-am-papercrane
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1. On Kindle, The Vine Witch. Hardcover, the tagged book. Audible, Pride and Prejudice
2. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I‘m SO EXCITED
3. Cloudy, cool, with a chance of rain. Lovely weather for reading!

#weekendreads #books #cloudy #rain

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ajyoungquist
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This was an enjoyable read (audiobook) and it was filled with interesting stories to hold my attention. What I didn‘t realize was that this book is not a novel, its not one suspenseful murder; it‘s a collection of thoughts & life lessons from the authors, with murder mysteries along the way. The authors talk about feminism in relation to our current lives and how it relates to murders of the past, which as a radical feminist, I‘m all about.

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Kshakal
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I am not really into these kind of books, but this one looks fun!! #self-helpbooks #selfimprovementsept @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Great title! 👌🏻 1mo
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abellism
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After listening to Karen and Georgia for 3 years, I finally get to learn about them on a more personal level. They are wise older sisters bringing you wisdom on mental health, love, and self love. I gave my copy to my work wife that got me into the podcast. 💕 #mfm #murderino

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JackOBotts
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I devoured this co-memoir in a little over a day! It wasn‘t what I expected (more about their podcasting/love of true crime), but I enjoyed hearing more about their histories and journeys...and appreciated the little kicks in the ass delivered along the way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Patchshank I liked it as well. I hope they co-author more books together. I think everyone wants them to write a true crime book. They more than enough knowledge and doing the podcast for so long I'm sure they have the research skills to do so. 2mo
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JackOBotts
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Next up...started this podcast from Episode 1. Slowly moving along (Episode 28 started last night). #SSDGM

Karkar I just started listening recently too, had to find out what all the talk was about! (edited) 2mo
JackOBotts @Karkar - I get such a kick out of their back-and-forth. It took me a bit to get into it, but I‘m a #MurderinoInTraining, for sure. 2mo
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jackilynn
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Just as entertaining and informative as MFM. Full of lots of great quotes. I absolutely adore Karen & Georgia!!

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ferskner
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I became a fan of My Favorite Murder late in the game (mostly out of trepidation that I wouldn't be able to handle serial killers), but their combination of mystery, comedy, and friendship is perfect. This book captures all the bits of wisdom that fans of the show adore.

#pop19 #bookbytwofemaleauthors #readharder #humorbook @bookriot #booked19 #relatedtoapodcast @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

JulietBooks I'll try... especially, the not getting murder part. 2mo
Cinfhen Great progress ❣️❣️❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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Sargar114
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I would recommend this to anyone, even if you don‘t listen to the podcast and aren‘t into true crime. It‘s the CO-memoirs of the hosts of the podcast, My Favorite Murder and it is laugh out loud funny as well as empowering. Yay mental health and feminism!

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candc320
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This is my all-time favorite podcast and I could not WAIT to get my hands on the book once I heard about it. In fact I bought the book but also wanted to listen to Karen and Georgia read it just because they are so funny and awesome. I was surprised to find myself tearing up along with Karen during some of her portions and was touched by how honest and forthcoming they were. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys the podcast! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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jackilynn
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Great words to live by

*art found on Google**

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marleed
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This book was nothing like what I expected when I initially stacked it, but for different reasons I liked it just as much as anticipated. I listened to the audio and felt like I was lunching on my own, completely engrossed in the conversation at a booth separated only by one of those flimsy plastic wavy boards. My takeaway... Follow your dreams, even if you have to quit your day job. Just, pay for your own stuff!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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More of a memoir then about murder? This book was fun (Even about serious topics) and conversational. Great for fans of the podcast.

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Amanda4
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When I heard about this book, I didn‘t pay attention to what is was about, just wanted to read it because I love the podcast. After the 2nd chapter I sat back & went huh, it‘s not about murder, it‘s a self help book. I loved that their writing was just as they talk on the podcast with “fuck politeness”, so I continued reading. I fell in love with this book & they actually gave me the knowledge to seek answers I didn‘t know I was missing.

Reggie What a great review!!! 2mo
Amanda4 Reggie! Thank you for introducing me to the podcast and gifting me this book! 🥰 2mo
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i-am-papercrane
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“No matter how far into something you are, how many times you‘ve agreed and moved forward, you can always decide to turn back. It‘s often not easy or comfortable, but you get to choose.”

#quote #ssdgm #mfm #myfavoritemurder #staysexyanddontgetmurdered

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i-am-papercrane
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Book haul! Meaning I walked into Walmart for two things and came out with four. #oops

#ssdgm #bookhaul #newbooks

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Kayla.Adriena I love this tshirt! 2mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Kayla.Adriena thank you! Me too! 💖 2mo
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caitlin.reads.books
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I‘m a big fan of the MFM podcast and I love non-fiction/memoir/celebrity memoirs so it was no surprise that I loved this book! I feel like we heard a little more from Georgia than Karen this time around so I could have used more Karen stories, but otherwise it was great! If you‘re looking for just another podcast episode, this isn‘t it. They dive deeper into their stories and life lessons, but it‘s so worth the read! 🖤

TamTracy Love the podcast so I expected a lot from the books. I thought my expectations were too high and I was going to hate it. I was SO wrong. I ♥️ it! 3mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Loved It! Lots of parts made me tear up! Especially when Karen talks about her mom having dementia and when Georgia talks about her struggles with anxiety. They also give so much respect to Michelle McNamara and the book makes me feel like less of a freak about a lot of things honestly. Highly recommend!

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nelehelen
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My 3rd and final book finished for #24B4Monday is one that brings me so much joy. I‘ve listened to MFM since episode 4, so it‘s safe to say I‘m a fan (murderino). I haven‘t listened to any of the recent ones since I am trying to take a break from murder. So, reading this felt like catching up with old friends. I cried, I laughed and I reminisced. Great way to end my weekend! #ssdgm

Andrew65 ‘Trying to take a break from murder‘ Lol! 😂😂😂 3mo
Andrew65 Well done on finishing 3 books during the Readathon. 👏👏👏😊 3mo
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Redwritinghood
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This was a fun audiobook read by the authors. I‘ve listened to My Favorite Murder a few times and was surprised by how funny, yet serious their show is. This book is a similar mix of funny stories from their pasts that have very serious messages behind them. 3⭐️

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Courtneyjo_reads
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vivastory Is that a shirt? 3mo
vivastory 😂 3mo
DGRachel Love that shirt!! 3mo
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Kempfme
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Awesome tips and tricks.

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NikkiRae
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Going to start this today. I read the first couple of pages and it has already made me giggle.

marleed I can‘t wait for my library hold to drop on this one! 3mo
NikkiRae @marleed Lol. I had to just go out and buy it. I‘m lucky that I got some bookstore gift cards for my birthday. Hope you get it soon! 3mo
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Sargar114

Perfectionism is for people who are lying to themselves. -Georgia Hardstark

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Jilly6183
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Not the best memoir I've read, but still a must for fans of MFM.

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echalpan
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Not sure I‘m the best person to review this book given I‘ve never listened to ”My Favorite Murder.” I also thought this book‘s content would contain more about serial killers than self-help advice. All in all, it was entertaining, and I‘ll likely given Georgia & Karen‘s podcast a listen. 💁🏻‍♀️

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Lea
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So...I don‘t listen to their podcast and I totally missed this was a self help book. I was expecting true crime. Since I‘m not already invested via the podcast, it‘s a book by two gals with mental illnesses talking about their lives and how they got here. It has some tips but they repeat they aren‘t trained in anyway to give the advice they give. I think you might have to be a fan to care about this book. #readwomen #audiobook #librarybook

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Julsmarshall
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Funny, heartwarming, honest, did I mention funny? This was a great peek into the lives of these interesting and relatable women; they are brutally honest and I loved their view of the world and their candor. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Julsmarshall
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Wasn‘t feeling my other audiobook, so switched to this one. And I Love Love Love! Funny, sour-sweet, perfect summer read/listen!

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tlmorgan
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Great morning to myself! Loving this book!! #ssdgm #mfm #murderino

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This essay collection is about the authors‘ lives rather than their podcast and it‘s content. It‘s part dual memoir; part self-help book. From a marketing standpoint the title makes sense, and I know it‘s their famous tagline, but it doesn‘t quite fit the book‘s purpose, IMO. I‘m being hypercritical. It was entertaining regardless. 👇🏻

britt_brooke I listened to My Favorite Murder today for the first time, just before finishing this book. I‘ll probably listen again once in a while, but I can only take so much true crime. I liked the humorous slant, though, even if at times it‘s seem totally inappropriate. (edited) 3mo
Ruthiella I like the podcast but had to stop listening because it freaked me out too much... 3mo
britt_brooke @Ruthiella I get easily freaked out, so I have to do true crime in small doses. My mind goes to dark places. 3mo
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Ruthiella @britt_brooke exactly 😱 3mo
ferskner We've probably take about this before, but I only listen at work to keep me from getting freaked out. It helps a lot to never listen at home! And I'm mostly listening for Karen because she's the greatest. 3mo
britt_brooke @ferskner That‘s a good idea! Btw, I‘m still not right from I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark .... That book ruined me for true crime. 3mo
ferskner I feel your pain! That's why I like MFM - they don't go into too much detail, and the humor really does help. Plus, they will sometimes refuse to cover a crime because it's too horrific, which I respect. 3mo
britt_brooke @ferskner This is good to know! I‘ve only listened to one episode, but will listen again sometime. 3mo
Lea I somehow missed this was a self help book and not about true crime ha! It‘s okay so far but my lack of awareness kind of messed it up for me 🥴 3mo
britt_brooke @Lea I didn‘t know what to expect going in, so I was a bit thrown, too. 3mo
Reviewsbylola I don‘t listen to podcasts much but I have enjoyed theirs. I started reading this but put it aside because I thought it was boring. 3mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I was a bit underwhelmed by the book. I was expecting them to talk about the podcast. Not specific cases, but the process of choosing, recording, etc. I‘ll check out the podcast again sometime. 3mo
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britt_brooke
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Started listening to this during my 5 mile walk/run (slightly more walk than run, but it was nice) at the greenway this morning. I‘ve never listened to My Favorite Murder, but this is decent so far. I‘ll have to check out their podcast sometime.

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow

Megabooks Love those ducks! 😍😍 3mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks There are a lot of geese and ducks at this park, but of all the times we‘ve been there, it was the first time we‘d seen ducks crossing the bridge. Cracked me up! 3mo
CocoReads I love the podcast! I‘ve been reading the book in small increments and I‘m enjoying it as well 3mo
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britt_brooke @CocoReads Glad to hear it! Will plan to try the podcast this week. I‘m kind of a chicken, so we‘ll see how that goes. I‘m fascinated by true crime, but it also scares the bejesus out of me! 3mo
CocoReads @britt_brooke there‘s a healthy dose of them talking and being funny before you get to the actual crime stuff. A lot of times I fall asleep before they get to it and I have to rewind the next morning. 🤣🤣 3mo
wanderinglynn What a great place to run/walk! 🙌 3mo
britt_brooke @CocoReads 😆 Ok, that‘s really good to know! Thank you. 💚 3mo
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn We‘re fortunate to have these great spots nearby! 3mo
Crazeedi Beautiful views ! 3mo
Hooked_on_books I love the duck parade! 3mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books It totally made my day! Ducks using the bridge ... I thought it was too funny. 🦆🦆🦆 3mo
imabusybee Ive been wanting to check out the podcast but I dont want to get addicted. 🦆🦆🦆the ducks are just so cute 3mo
julesG The ducks are cute! Looks like a very relaxing place for a walk. 3mo
Moony Such a wonderful park! So funny ducks! Have a great start into the week! 🐸 3mo
britt_brooke @imabusybee @julesG @Moony The ducks were just too cute walking across the bridge. Made me laugh! Usually they just swim across. 🦆💚 3mo
Reviewsbylola They‘re pretty funny. I listen to the podcast occasionally. @meredith3 is reading this now and she‘s an avid listener. 3mo
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola omg love them, and I saw them live last winter! I plan on giving you this book either by our book club meeting or when we are in LKSD in 2 weeks 🖤 3mo
britt_brooke @Meredith3 That‘s so fun you saw them live! 3mo
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola girl you need to listen to allll the episodes! 💀 3mo
Meredith3 @britt_brooke omg it was so fun! 3mo
ferskner Ooooo I want your Greenway! (Even though I love my Greenway) 3mo
britt_brooke @ferskner 💚🦆 3mo
kspenmoll Those ducks!!!! And such a beautiful place to run. 3mo
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Mitch
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So a great week with my Litsy Champions at #BFC. They‘ve spurred me on to swim three times this week and smash my walking goal. I‘m learning to be kinder to myself in the mornings and on two days I‘ve paused for 15 minutes and had breakfast.
Finished the tagged audio book ( I‘m a slow audio listener!) loved it ! How was you‘re week?
@chrissyreadit @erinsuegreads @itchyfeetreader @microbemom @phatsallylee @blaire @sudi @wanderinglynn

DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress & crushing your goals! 3mo
ErinSueMreads Good work! You are a great captain too !!! 3mo
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sudi Well Done ! 👏👏👏 3mo
Mitch @DivineDiana thank you.. my hips are a little tender today so enjoying a back yard BBQ to end the week! 3mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn thank you 🙏 3mo
Mitch @ErinSueGreads that‘s so sweet of you to say, I could do this without you guys xxx 3mo
Mitch @sudi thanks 💕 3mo
Chrissyreadit Thank you @Mitch for leading our team! Great Job! 3mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit it‘s an honour to be journeying with you xxx 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Thanks for tour support 3mo
twohectobooks Yay, a fellow swimmer! I just got home from my second swim of the week. 3mo
Mitch @twohectobooks I love swimming! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
4thhouseontheleft You're incredible! Way to crush your goals! 3mo
catebutler What a great week! Your swimming is nudging me to get back in the pool! 3mo
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Literatigeek
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Did you ever read the perfect book at the perfect time?

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britt_reads
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4.5 ⭐
I don't think I've ever made it through an #audiobook so quickly! I usually lack extra time to dedicate to podcasts due to my lengthy tbr, so I often go for audiobooks instead. This book may not be for everyone, but it came along at just the right time for me. Karen and Georgia can consider me a new fan and I'm ready to listen to more of their podcast! I definitely recommend the audiobook for this one.
#librofm -support your local bookstore!

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Devyn
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As a Murderino, this was perfection. It felt like sitting down with a cup of coffee or glass of wine (depending on if you‘re a Karen or a Georgia) and chatting with a pal. Now I wouldn‘t recommend this for anyone who isn‘t already a fan of the podcast since the ladies write exactly as they speak, but as a fan, that made me love it more. Finished it in about 14 hours...as you do. My god do I hate front cover stickers though.

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NotCool
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I was expecting a true crime book. But instead this was a funny and engaging memoir.

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Chrissyreadit
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Listened to this on my drive to and from NY this weekend. It was not what I expected, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

twohectobooks Do you listen to their podcast? 4mo
Chrissyreadit @twohectobooks yes- I love it! Do you? 4mo
twohectobooks @Chrissyreadit now and then, but not every episode. How does the book compare to the style of the podcast? 4mo
Chrissyreadit @twohectobooks it is mostly about them and their lives. But very funny. Even when it‘s serious. 4mo
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Mitch
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So it‘s nearing the end of week 1 of #bfc. It‘s been a great week! I‘ve been swimming twice, read 1.5 books, remembered to have a treat (pictured!) and I‘ve walked 42 miles (my target was a very conservative 15!). The audiobook - tagged is really good!

But best of all I‘ve been cheered on, supported and inspired by my team. High five to @chrissyreadit @erinsuegreads @itchyfeetreader @microbemom @phatsallylee @blaire @sudi

Soubhiville Whoa! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 You crushed your walking goal. 4mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn I was a bit surprised! 4mo
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CocoReads That‘s an awesome week! 4mo
Hufflepuffle A great first week!! 4mo
robinb Impressive! 👏👏👏👏 4mo
sudi Wow, you completely smashed your walking goal. Incredible 👏👏👏 4mo
Mitch @sudi And spent all my saved petrol money on books and ice cream! (edited) 4mo
sudi @Mitch money well spent 😂 4mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏👏 4mo
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Starting this one ☝🏻! No, I‘ve never listened to the podcast 🤦🏻‍♀️😣

BlameJennyJane I hadn‘t either. Actually, still haven‘t. 😬Didn‘t matter. Still a great read! 4mo
guinsgirlreads @BlameJennyJane Awesome 😂! Most likely I won‘t be either. 4mo
BlameJennyJane Look at us rebels! 🤣🤣 4mo
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