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I don‘t assign star ratings to religious texts, but THE ART OF LIVING would rank high if I did. It‘s valuable, affecting, and applicable to people at all stages of their spiritual journey. Thich Nhat Hanh writes from a Buddhist perspective without assuming the reader‘s Buddhism, and I‘m sure people of all faiths will find much to consider in here.

He‘s also inspired me to dig deeper. I hereby commit to reading at least 12 Buddhist texts in 2020.

4thhouseontheleft Great goal! now
xicanti @4thhouseontheleft I‘m excited. I‘ve already started adding books to my library list, now
4thhouseontheleft I have been thinking about what to read for the #LiveandLearn #Booked2020 prompt, and the #pop20 book on something you know nothing about, and it‘s turning into a whole study plan for next year that will be way more than 2 books. 😂 now
xicanti @4thhouseontheleft the best book challenge prompts lead you down fun rabbit holes like that! now
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WOW!! Such a comprehensive and complicated subject matter but never dry or overly academic. So much to contemplate. I wish I read this with my bookclub as there were numerous ethical and moral issues. I can‘t even imagine putting myself in any of these peoples shoes. Epilogue was interesting as it mentions Hurricane Sandy and the lessons learnt from Katrina.

Cinfhen Thank you so much @Bklover for this book!!! I never would have picked it up on my own and it was a 5 star read!!!! 6d
Bklover Glad you liked it! I just sent you an email- let me know if you don‘t get it❤️ 6d
Reviewsbylola Off to see if my library has it on audio. 😆 6d
Cinfhen Just responded @Bklover 😘 6d
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#likeaprayer #movember
Have a couple of Chernobyl books on my kindle that I haven‘t got to yet!

Cinfhen That‘s going to be a subject I plan on tackling in 2020. #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime #LiveAndLearn 1w
TrishB @Cinfhen great idea 👍🏻 I‘m going to get some planing done once I get to my holidays! Still one more to finish for #booked2019 1w
Cathythoughts Planning sounds like a good idea. I‘m completely without a plan ... 🤔... maybe a Litsy diary for 2020 💡 1w
TrishB @Cathythoughts me too! I want to plan when I feel relaxed and less stressed with work! 1w
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Emily was quite the #beautifulstranger. She rarely left her bedroom, much less her house, and often insisted on speaking to visitors through her closed from door. #movember

cathysaid I feel ya, Emily. 💕 1w
Cinfhen Interesting #LiveAndLearn 1w
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know! Interesting fact! 1w
emilyhaldi My kinda gal 6d
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Okay, peer pressure. 😂😂

This is my tentative stack for Winter #Booked2020. All subject to change.

1. Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi
2. A Gentleman in Moscow - Amos Towles
3. The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot - Skye Alexander
4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
5. Girls of Paper and Fire - Natasha Ngan
6. Lost in Translation - Ella Sanders

TheBookAddict That looks like a good stack. I have some of those on my TBR. 2w
Cinfhen I was thinking Gentleman in Moscow would be perfect for hat 🎩 2w
Cinfhen And im considering reading Children of Blood for #YApocAuthor 2w
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4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I was originally going to go with a head covering, like🧕 but Gentleman in Moscow has been on my tbr for a while now! 2w
Cinfhen There are so many options for that prompt!! I actually own 6 books that would have worked 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice plan! Like your #liveandlearn pick! I‘ve been thinking about getting my deck out again. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s actually the prompt I‘m most likely to change! I have so many to choose from for #liveandlearn! 2w
Scochrane26 The gentleman in Moscow ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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I‘m following the lead of some others and posting my very tentative #WinterPicks for #Booked2020 🎉I own all 6 books which helps with my goal this year...to use at least half the books I own for challenges. I also choose 3 nonfiction picks. Can‘t wait to see what others are planning to read🤓

Sace Oooo... Who will lead us looks interesting! 2w
Sace *Who Will Lead Us 2w
TrishB I have a Place for Us- which prompt are you using that for? I haven‘t started any planning yet! 2w
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TrishB I didn‘t even know what that meant so thank you 😘 2w
BarbaraBB Interesting choices. Which one is set in Hollywood and which one is about learning? 2w
Sace I've got several books on Hasidim that I should *finally* read. 2w
Cinfhen @Sace I was surprised that this book was suggested for bookclub but it received an unanimous vote 2w
Cinfhen I think the author may Skype in with us @Sace 2w
BarbaraBB Thanks! I‘ll look into them! 2w
Cinfhen @TrishB a millennial author is someone born between 1982 and 2004 (the closest range to "official" when it comes to millennials) FYI ( just ask Siri) 2w
Cinfhen My pleasure @BarbaraBB 🥰 2w
TrishB Ta 😘 2w
Bookzombie I really enjoyed The Lady from the Black Lagoon and is perfect for the Hollywood catagory. 🙂 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks, just as I expected! 😘 2w
Cinfhen Awwww, thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage I choose all my Spring picks too 🙈all from books I own!!!! 2w
Cinfhen I‘m excited to hear that @Bookzombie I bought it from Audible a few weeks ago on a #DailyDeal 😊 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I have to find some time to work on my 2020 spreadsheet. Of course, I still have several weeks. But still, I‘m anxious to make my picks! 2w
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#booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

This is the first of 2 posts about books I'm thinking of using for the prompts. 3 #liveandlearn might change (it's already changed once!) I probably have books for prompts 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13 but going to go by my mood to fill these.

Just found prompt 8 - Not My Father's Son - Alan Cumming!

4thhouseontheleft Great selections! I will probably read at least 5 books for the #liveandlearn prompt! 😂 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so anxious to start planning—fun to see your starting picks! 😘 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! If I didn‘t already own 4 books that work for #2 I‘d use your pick 🎩clever choice!!! 2w
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I've been meaning to read this book ever since Scott Kelly mentioned it as his inspiration to name his own memoir "Endurance". I'm alternating between this and homework today.

I'm going to need lots of coffee to get through everything that needs to be done. ? On a scale of 1-10 (10 being black coffee, 1 being basically creamer), how do you like your coffee? I used to be a solid 1, but now I'm more of a 7. ☕?

Suet624 This has to be my favorite book of all time. It‘s just amazing. 2w
Cinfhen I picked up a copy of this book at a past library sale. I think I‘m going to use it for #LiveAndLearn #Booked2020 2w
Buechersuechtling In terms of ☕️: I practice intermittent fasting (when I work, not when I‘m on vacation), so before I have completed my daily 16 foodless hours I‘ll have my coffee at 0; after, I stick with you at a solid 7. Which is funny because black coffee being too hot to drink immediately was the only reason that made me put milk in it: for temperature regulation. If the blend isn‘t too bitter I like black coffee pretty much. 2w
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ljuliel For your coffee ☕️ question, my answer is -0- I don‘t drink it. 😊 2w
Rachel.Rencher @ljuliel That's totally fair 😊 Tea drinker? 2w
ljuliel Coke. Not good for me, but it‘s my one vice. I‘d give up food if I could keep my Coke. 😁 2w
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