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Jee_HookedOnBookz
The New Me | Mary Marcus
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Posted this last night and was about to reply to your comment @monalyisha but somehow the whole post got deleted, I have no idea how! 😡

Anyway, this is my #newyearwhodis progress. Slowly but surely 😅 Thank you @thewallflower0707 for your brilliant recommendations & @monalyisha for hosting! ❤️

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Caterina
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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2.4 mile 48 min walk to the lake and back this evening, as promised in my earlier #BFC post! It wasn't much cooler - 85°F - but no sun! And I could take my dog without hurting his little paws on the pavement! 🐾 We saw 7 deer total (in the circles), 1 fox, and a bunch of bats. I lowkey sobbed in the street as Michelle Obama talked about the Bushes making sure the Obamas experienced the smoothest transition into the White House ever. 😭

Erin7 Sounds like a lovely walk. Too cool I hat you saw deer along the way🌻 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
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Felso 👏🏻 Envious of your walk! 1w
BookwormAHN Nice walk 👏🏻 1w
britt_brooke That‘s a Boston terrier, right? What‘s your pup‘s name? 1w
Caterina @britt_brooke Yep, he is! Pippin, after the hobbit. And he gets in about as much trouble. 😂 1w
britt_brooke @Caterina Oh, how cute! 😆 Pics of Bostons always make me happy. We had to let ours go last summer. He was 11 and had cancer, bless his sweet little heart. 😔 1w
tpixie What a great walk!! The Bushes were so gracious to the Obamas. Class act! on the Transition of Power! 1w
Clwojick Deer are very popular in my area too. But they‘re so skittish, so they freak me out a little bit. 1w
Megabooks The Obamas are so classy! And I like Laura Bush a lot. Probably because she was a librarian!! 😁😁 1w
Caterina @britt_brooke I always love pics of Bostons too. ❤️ I remember pics of yours from when I first got Litsy. So sorry, I know how hard it is. 💔 5d
britt_brooke @Caterina Thank you. 💕💕 5d
Caterina @tpixie They sure were! I love how they still seem to get along well too. 😊 @Megabooks the Obamas and the Bushes are very classy! My mom also likes Laura Bush a lot. I don't remember as much about her since I was 14 when Obama was elected. @Clwojick Sometimes when they go crashing through the woods as I approach it scares me! But ours aren't too skittish here, at least compared to when we lived in town. 5d
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Caterina
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I need a break before I listen to the last five hours of Another Country (it's so heavy!), so I switched to Becoming, which I'm halfway through and loving. Broke out an old granny square crochet project from years ago and am re-teaching myself crochet. #audiocrochet #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn Amazing! Pleased to see you taking care of yourself inside and out. Another Country is certainly heavy, it took me a while to read, Becoming will build you up much more! 2w
wanderinglynn Very cool! 👍🏻 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
QueenJen Beautiful work! 2w
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youneverarrived
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Kingsolver has a way of writing characters that are completely brought to life. I can‘t fault her writing. The climate change aspect of it was fascinating and the setting of a small community generally always makes for a decent story. Only thing that let it down was the end; it felt a bit rushed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #clifi

Cathythoughts Nice review ♥️👍🏻. I‘m pretty sure I have this one at home 2w
Pricel101 Great review 😀 Love this author! We had her on our #newyearwhodis list! 👌📖 2w
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thanks 💕 she‘s a great author. 2w
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youneverarrived @Pricel101 yes! 🥰 I think that was probably my favourite read of last year! 2w
BarbaraBB I just finished my first Kingsolver so I am happy to see you recommend another one! 2w
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB she‘s becoming a favourite of mine. I‘m intrigued by the one you‘ve just read. I‘d never heard of it. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This was my first Kingsolver. All I kept thinking was, “Why did I wait so long?” 2w
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s what I‘m thinking too now that I‘ve just finished my first! 2w
Cinfhen I love Kingsolver but was a bit disappointed by her newest 2w
youneverarrived @Cinfhen yeah I‘ve seen mixed reviews on that one. 1w
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Caterina
Another Country | James Baldwin
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Finished the first latch hook kit I had found (the sunflower) and on to the other latch hook kit (the horse). Both of these are very old and had been very abandoned. Now they'll get a second go, especially if I manage to turn them into pillows and give them to someone who would like them! Completely absorbed by Another Country, I can hardly hit pause to make this post. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn So glad you‘re enjoying it! 2w
Librarybelle I have a ton of latch hook kits - I used to love to do them! Maybe I need to get back in the habit and listen to an audiobook. 2w
dariazeoli Glad you‘re enjoying the book! 2w
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4thhouseontheleft Lovely! This brings back memories of time spent with my grandmother. 😊 2w
Clwojick This is awesome! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! I audiostitch all the time! 2w
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TheKidUpstairs
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Cheers to escaping in the afternoon for a quiet tea and a good book. I read the first part of Jemisin's trilogy in January thanks to #NewYearWhoDis and @MeganAnn and this second book picks up with the same drive the first book ended with. No slowing down to awkwardly recap, just driving forward with the story👍

riversong153 I read this Trilogy and it was awesome! I read the first installment in January too! Happy Reading!! 2w
TheKidUpstairs @riversong153 thanks! Her world building is incredible. I found the style a bit difficult to get used to in the first book (mainly the sections using second person), but the writing is just so good that it didn't take long to get hooked. 2w
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Caterina
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Last day before my surgery reading! Hopefully I finish it tonight, I'm not sure I'll be able to concentrate for a while after the gum graft surgery. So enamored of this book so far, thanks @Emilymdxn for getting it on my radar! #newyearwhodis @monalyisha

Emilymdxn Sending you lots of love and good wishes for your surgery! I'm loving reading your posts about the #newyearwhodis books recently. Not the cheeriest book ever, but certainly a strong woman to read if you need some strength to get through something
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TrishB Good luck 💜 2w
monalyisha Sending good, healing vibes your way! 2w
Jess Good luck. Here‘s to a speedy recovery. 2w
SarahHarts_books Good luck and fast healing!! 💖 2w
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Caterina
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My brother walked in on me reading this and I said I was enjoying it and he said "wow, it must be really good for you to be enjoying a book by an old dead white man" and I'm just so proud of how much my reading habits have changed to reflect my values in recent years ? ?
#newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn @monalyisha

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Caterina
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Front porch reading 🥰 Earlier there was a spring/summer rain shower and it smelled like heaven, and now the sky is blue and the sun is shining 💕
Totally absorbed by this book, I can hardly put it down @Emilymdxn #newyearwhodis @monalyisha

Emilymdxn So glad you‘re enjoying it! 3w
Caterina @Emilymdxn So glad you put it on the list! 😊 It could've been many years before I read it otherwise, since it wasn't on my immediate TBR, even though I loved Faulkner in high school. 3w
Samplergal I loved Light in August. I still haven‘t read this one. 3w
jewright I like Faulkner. I think my favorite is As I Lay Dying. 3w
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