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The Library of Lost and Found
The Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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A librarians discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.
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sblbooks
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I gave my match two options to choose from for the theme; and I got this lovely mashup of both of them! Australia on the top, with one book and two gorgeous book sleeves! Below, we have books about books. Bookish gifts: A book tote, bookmarks, stickers, tea and candy.Thanks @Pigpen_Reads I love everything! Another successful swap thanks to our hosts @DinoMom and @Chrissyreadit !
#staycationintimeswap
#staycationswap
#StaycationInTime

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍🙌😍🙌😍🙌 3mo
Pigpen_Reads I'm so glad you like it! I was so excited to find the book sleeves 😁 3mo
DinoMom Lovely package 3mo
sblbooks @Pigpen_Reads the book sleeves are perfect! 3mo
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megnews
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Pleasantly surprised.

tpixie I‘m glad you enjoyed this! (edited) 5mo
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Sharpeipup
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Current weather forecast? Stay in & read.

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Eggs
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good! 8mo
Eggs They were Great! I own The Paris Library but haven‘t started it yet @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 8mo
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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. I listened to the audio, and I thought it was done well. I did lose a bit of interest in the stories that Martha had written (but “stories within stories” tend to do that with me… not usually interested, I skim). I did find the rest of it – the family relationships and secrets interesting, though I did guess at one of them, but that didn‘t take away my enjoyment of the book

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Cupcake12
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Pickpick

Martha prefers books to people. She is methodical, organised and often feels invisible to those around her. One day, she finds a book outside her workplace which makes Martha realise her grandmother (who she thought had passed away) may actually be alive. What other family secrets will Martha discover?
A heartwarming story with a great set of characters.

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Sresendez12
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book, but it just fell short. I didn‘t feel excited to read it. I did like the story, but there was just something missing. It was my goal to finish this audiobook for #anywayyoureadathon so mission accomplished

Eggbeater Good job! 👍 Sorry the book wasn't quite what you'd hoped for. 1y
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Bakingbookworm
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4 STARS - I really enjoyed this eAudiobook. It's a sweet story of self-discovery with a gaggle of memorable characters and a LOT of family dysfunction. And Imogen Church totally ROCKED IT as narrator.

My Review: http://bit.ly/LibraryOfLostAndFoundReview

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jordan_lent54
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Pickpick

Despite my frustrations with the character Thomas that I mentioned earlier I really enjoyed this book. It explored self-acceptance, self-identity, and the sacrifices we make for those we love. It had just enough whimsy to keep it lighthearted overall. I will say by the end of the book I could understand moreso why Thomas‘ wife put up with his behavior. I think this book is an important lesson in not letting others determine your identity.

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iread2much
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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A bit rushed in places, but does a really good job examining the effects of quite, long term, emotional and psychological abuse in the home on women and the ways that society reinforces the damage that women often live with. It helps me remember the that sometimes ppl in my profession deserve more grace than I give them. My major issue is the way librarian hiring processes are described, although that might be an Irish/USA difference. 3.5/5 stars

Leftcoastzen 🐶👏 2y
Laughterhp I love how your dog just sits there with the book on his back 😂 2y
iread2much @Laughterhp if I try to put it near his face, he hates it, so this works well 😂 2y
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jordan_lent54
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It‘s been a while since I hated a character in a book (the only other one being Umbridge from the Harry Potter series) but I HATE Thomas. He makes my blood boil. Why any wife would let a husband this controlling rule their life is beyond me. Thankfully he‘s not the main character or I might throw the phone I‘m reading on across the room, breaking it, and then I could no longer continue with this intriguing story.

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Nicki_K
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Pickpick

A charming read. I loved this book about a librarian, Martha and how she finally finds herself after spending most of her life helping others fulfil themselves at the cost of her own happiness. Best read cozied up with a scented candle and a nice cup of tea. I was captivated by Martha and her determination to finally find herself and reveal long hidden family secrets. This book just reaffirms for me how magical books can be.

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emilyrosex
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Just a little library haul 🤣🤣🤣

I found so many books that I have wanted to read for ages so I am very happy!

Where to start though? 🤔

#libraryhaul

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ozma.of.oz
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Mehso-so

Martha volunteers at her local library. Unfortunately, her caretaker tendencies and inability to say no means she is taken advantage of by those around her. When she receives a book inscribed by her long dead grandmother, she sets out on a journey of discoveries about her family and herself.

Honestly, I related way too hard with Martha in the beginning, which really didn‘t allow me to enjoy the book more. But it was sweet and charming. 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

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ozma.of.oz
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So, I saw this zucchini in my garden a few days ago and thought to myself “All right. That‘s looking good. I‘ll pick it in a couple days.”

Piece of advice? Don‘t wait a couple days on a zucchini plant. 😂

So it‘s time for some #audiobaking and some double chocolate zucchini bread.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds delicious 2y
Ruthiella How many loafs will you make from it do you think? 🤔 2y
ozma.of.oz @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It is! @Ruthiella Well, half of it made two! 🤣🤣 So, more than that. 2y
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SolitaryBookLover
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Mehso-so


Poor old Martha Storm! She volunteers at the local library where it seems her service and devotion to service of others is taken for granted. One day an old book an old book appears with a mysterious message for Martha. This event sets Martha on a path of discovery, both about herself and her family history.
A lovely, feel good book which makes you cheer on Martha as she finally begins to look out for herself.

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BriannaT
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Panpan

It‘s rare for me to pan a book, but I just didn‘t really enjoy this one. I didn‘t really like any of the characters, and the overall plot of the story made me angry and depressed - the book tried to end on a happy hopeful note, but it wasn‘t enough for me. There are better books out there about reunions and redemption.

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Rissa1
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Mehso-so

This book felt lonely and depressed. Maybe it is my fault, maybe I should have picked something else to listen to during this pandemic.

Seekingtardis That‘s a really lovely picture!! 🥰🥰 2y
Rissa1 @Seekingtardis thanks I taped and my kids painted. 2y
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Pogue
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Pickpick

A cute book that was good to listen to while crocheting.

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BookishMe
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Mehso-so

Phew! And as expected, finished it this weekend ;D I had included this in 2 Bookspin lists as it has remained partially read since last year (?)

Despite the alluring title, this story revolved around family secrets. It lacked the charm of Arthur Pepper, so that was a disappointment for me. If one can be patient with the Needy protagonist, story picks up in the last few chapters.

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BookishMe
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#weekendReads

📙 Several including Tagged (25% to go ;) and these are the books I visited in the past 24hrs -
Free Lunch, Chasing Cézanne, Book Uncle and Me

📙I rarely request for physical books. Apparently Nemesis by Agatha Christie is on hold with Overdrive. I already have a paperback borrowed from the library ☺️

📙 None. I doubt I can be responsible enough to care for them ;o

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BookishMe
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ShyBookOwl I love thos book ❤ 3y
BookishMe @ShyBookOwl 👌🏾👌🏾 3y
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BookishMe

The house was a mess and it had to change.

She had to change.

- I don't find this story as enjoyable as her earlier book. But I can identify with the hoarding and the mess. Maybe that's the reason I haven't DNF this book.
The main character neatly labels her clutter though and her reasons for not letting go, are not similar to mine (methinks ;)
#nowReading #currentRead #currentlyReading #moodreader

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DebinHawaii
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#FebruaryFeels #bookwithlostintitle

Look at all the book I found with lost in the title on my read shelves. Who knew so much was missing! 😉😆

Eggs This is wonderful!! Good presentation💗👍🏼❣️ 3y
Crazeedi I've read 3 of these, great selections!!💕 3y
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Victoria_Clyne
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Mehso-so

Volunteer librarian Martha finds a package addressed left for her at the the library that contains a book of her childhood stories and a note from her Grandmother. The only thing is her Grandmother died three years before the dated note was written. A feel good book that was good but not great. The plot was a little thin for me and a few too many coincidences. I loved Zelda and the imagery was good.

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Jenken1998
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Middle aged list making duty bound Martha attends to everyone elses needs but her own. After family secrets are brought to light she is encouraged to believe in herself again. Is it too late for her to experience happiness and fun in her life or is her duty in life to always put ithers first. Sweet and lite. Just what i needed. Nothing too earth shattering here but it kept moving forward for me.

Crazeedi This was a good read, I totally enjoyed 3y
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janeycanuck
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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This was sadly sweet, much like Arthur Pepper. Patrick is really quite wonderful at character development and letting her characters really develop and grow throughout the course of the book. A lovely little read for a wintery day.

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JoyBlue
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A book with "library" in the title and a pile of books on the cover? Right up my alley, right? One would think. Instead, it was tedious and annoying throughout—a huge disappointment. None of the key characters was the least bit likable. Pace was unbearably slow/length was excessive.

megnews Wow. Good to know as I had it on my tbr for the same reasons. 3y
JoyBlue @megnews I always say that your results may vary.... 😉 I sure am salty that it hogged one of my seven paltry Overdrive hold slots practically forever! (edited) 3y
BookishMe Exactly why I picked this to read and also why I am not enjoying it 😬 3y
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Biblio_Baggins
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve posted, but many great books in between. Finishing up with this one today and I highly recommend it to all of my fellow book lovers. #📚#LibraryofLostandFound #HappyHolidays #books #readallday #bookish #bibliophile

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MrsBibliophile
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This little English gem came to me by way of a friend from Whales. She absolutely adored this story and recommended it so much that she mailed me a copy for my own. She said since I'm from a tiny island I would appreciate the seaside imagery. She was right, though I don't think I loved it as much as she does. I did enjoy the story.

If you've read Little French Bistro, you may enjoy this one as well...

📚📚Happy Reading!📚📚

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Louise
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Mehso-so

I found this #audiobook a bit too “on the nose” with its theme of a self-sacrificing woman learning to set boundaries and take care of her own needs. It includes themes of the power of stories and the importance of family and forgiveness. It was an okay listen while lazing about fighting off a seasonal bug.

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ShyBookOwl
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Day 7. #7days7covers #covercrush ...a little (audio)book love on this one 📚❤

Post a book cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation required. Try to tag a litten too!

@merelybookish if you want to join in 😊

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krissylovesbooks75
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Those library book sales. They get me every time 🤷‍♀️😂 Notice my pretty birthday roses, too 😊❤

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #NiceStack! 3y
ravenlee Looking good! And happy birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you! Library sales are my favorite ❤ 3y
JulietReads Happy birthday! 3y
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you! 3y
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Maria514626
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Mehso-so

3.5/4 Cute story but it both went off the rails and lost steam at the end.

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litenthusiast
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I really enjoyed this book. It was not quite what I anticipated the story being, which was a nice surprise. The book is well written, full of heart and enjoyable characters. It is the perfect book to read on a lazy Sunday.

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DebinHawaii
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#RedRoseSeptember
These two books I read this past year both featured a #ChippyTea in them, so being a fish-and-chip lover, I had to make it for my book tour review recipe pairing. One with caper mayo & the other with mushy peas. 😋🐟🍟🍽

LeahBergen Yum!! 3y
arlenefinnigan Controversial opinion: mushy peas are disgusting. 3y
RamsFan1963 @arlenefinnigan No you're right, mushy peas are an abomination!! 3y
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batsy Yum! Caper mayo sounds so good too 3y
gradcat Looks...sooo....yummy! 😋 3y
Cinfhen Yummmmmmmm!!! Please move in with me 🙏🏼 3y
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litenthusiast
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Stopped to get some ice cream and read a bit on this gorgeous day. The flowers surrounding where I was reading are beautiful. Tagged book is what I am reading. #SelfImprovementSept #Flowers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 🌸🌺📚 3y
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌸🌼 3y
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! 3y
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litenthusiast
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Starting this one today. Hope everyone is having a good day. 🌞

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rustoryhuf
Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Started reading The Library this morning and since I‘m at work for another 1 hour and 43 minutes -but who‘s counting - I might finish this tonight. A cozy mystery with a character who volunteers in a Library.

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MeganAnn
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First, I apologize to all my lovely Litsy friends for being completely inactive here the last couple of months! Life‘s been crazy and I checked out from all social media for awhile. But, I‘ve been reading like crazy and have lots of reviews to post.

Finished this today for my real life book club. I loved Martha and I completely resonated with her journey to find herself when she discovers that her grandmother may still be alive. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

ozma.of.oz I‘ve got this on hold! I‘m getting excited for it! 3y
tpixie @sills have you read this?
3y
MeganAnn @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I hope you enjoy it when your hold comes in! I didn‘t expect to enjoy it as much as I did! 3y
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litenthusiast
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Did some #audiobaking this afternoon. I made death by chocolate zucchini bread. It smells delicious. Also, loving the tagged audiobook.

Eyelit 😋 3y
LibrarianJen Yum! It‘s still too hot to bake😢 3y
Bklover Oooh. Sounds yummy! Is the recipe available online? I have a ton of zucchini‘s! 3y
litenthusiast @LibrarianJen I was running out of ideas for zucchini, so I finally turned the oven on. I'm waiting for fall so I can bake more. 3y
litenthusiast @Bklover I have a ton of zucchini as well. Here is the link to the recipe I used: http://bit.ly/2MSr1FJ 3y
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SW-T
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Started off a bit slow but found its stride quickly. A sweet and heartwarming read. Martha found herself, her courage, imagination, and self-esteem again with the help of Suki, Sebastian, Lilian, Owen, Gina, Will, Rose, and of course Nana. A nice book to curl up with when you need a break. While it talked about serious issues the overall message was hope, making the most of today, saying no when you need to, and enjoying cake now and then.

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Holliesplaining
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Having trouble making time to sit down and read this one. I like it so far though.

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luv2read1977
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If you think I‘m lost, you can find me at the library...

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Aaronlisa
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I read this between July 11 & 13; and rated it 4 ⭐️. I quite enjoy Phaedra Patrick‘s characters. This book was sad, amusing & hopeful. The “fairy” tales included in the story make me want Patrick to actually write a collection of fairy tales.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A cute book about a women who lives to do things for others. Then she follows a mysterious book to discover something about her family.

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InnerSavvy
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Mehso-so

This was a slow book I had a hard time getting into it. The ending was satisfying. The title did not feel appropriate.

SilversReviews I really liked it. Have you read her other books? 3y
InnerSavvy I enjoyed the Arthur Pepper book. That is the only one. 3y
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Eggs
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Delightful read! She also wrote The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

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marleed
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It was a lazy 2 days for me as I geared up for #BFCr2. It‘s game day my Lovely Litten Friends, and my goals are set. It‘s pouring rain in my neck of the woods, but no rain delays are incorporated into my goals. Until the skies clear my bluetooth and I will dance like we mean it inside while I thank the stars above that no one is watching me! #BFCr2 . @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And I love that you built in some adaptation for your family event! 👍🏻 3y
marleed @wanderinglynn I almost didn‘t sign up knowing I‘d have company but realized being fully engaged in my rare family visits is actually part of this healthy challenge! 3y
wanderinglynn Yes, that‘s a great way to look at it. Vacations, family events, weather, illness—both good and bad will always happen and interrupt our regular routines. The important focus of this challenge is not to quit. Allow yourself time for these events, and adapt as needed. And you‘ve embraced that excellently! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
jb72 Good goals! 3y
Clwojick Great goals! 🤗 3y
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