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Allydanielle88

Allydanielle88

Joined October 2016

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Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
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Put Me in the Zoo | Robert Lopshire
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Panpan

4/30 🌟🌟and a half stars

It was cute but it felt longer than it needed to be.

I'm way behind on my goal to read 30 books this month, but I'm not giving up yet.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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3/30 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This has to be the best memoir I have ever read. She weaved together her life story so well. She wrote about memories that all worked together to show the wisdom she has gained through the years and what it all adds up to.

Such an extraordinary, kind, and fiery woman.

Well worth the 7 months of waiting on the library waiting list, for this.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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"Laila remembered Mammy telling Babi once that she had married a man who had no convictions. Mammy didn't understand. She didn't understand that if she looked into a mirror, she would find the one unfailing conviction of his life looking right back at her."

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2/30
🌟🌟🌟 and a half stars
I found that I enjoyed this one way more as an adult. I've always had a hard time getting into these books but this time around I've had a lot of fun reading this one.

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1/30 I'm a few days behind in this challenge but I think I can catch up by Monday.

I gave this book 3.7 🌟🌟🌟
It wasn't as great as the first one but it was still funny and the characters were still lovable. I look forward to reading the 3rd one.

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Me: setting reading goals isn't for me.
Me 2 days later: I'm going to try and read 30 books in the month of August.

What am I the way that I am 🙈🙈

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday wrap up
I'm posting this a little late because I read until midnight last night so I was tired and had to wait until after work to do this.
Time: 11 hours
Books finished 3 (2 had been started before the readathon)
Overall really happy with what I accomplished. Thank you @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 for hosting. 🙂

TheReadingMermaid You should be happy girl! Wonderful accomplishments 👏🙌🎉🎉🎉 3w
jb72 Great job! 🎊🎉 3w
Andrew65 A great time, well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏😊 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 1 of #24B4Monday
Finished one book: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. I gave it three stars.

This time around I have no goals, just read when I want and have fun. I feel like I'm bound to read more with that mindset then if I made a goal.

I'm making breakfast and then I'm ready for a full day of reading for day 2.

TheReadingMermaid That's a very different approach. I like it very much 👍😃👍 4w
Andrew65 A good start, and a great philosophy. 😊👏 4w
jb72 That‘s a great way of going about it. It helps relax the mind. Good job!🎈 4w
Allydanielle88 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 Thank you. Yeah I find that when I make goals with readathons I tend to lose the motivation to want to read. 4w
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Day one update of#24b4monday
I finished the tagged book. I'm still debating what rating to give the book. It was cute and I enjoyed it but the ending was confusing and I don't think the title really speaks to what the book is about.
I also read a few pages of Sadie.

Andrew65 Going well. I hope the next book is better for you. 😊 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Im so ready for the #24b4monday readathon

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I know I haven't been on in awhile. Things just piled up and I've been dealing with my dog being ill and today she had several teeth extracted. I think things are going to start slowing down now. But my pup has been through a lot lately and watching your dog grow old and how hard it can be on them is heartbreaking

Slajaunie It is very difficult because they become our children. So sorry! 💙 (edited) 2mo
Bklover Hugs to both of you! ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm 14 books behind in my goodreads challenge. I'm hoping to get a big dent in that number. I'm not sure how many hours I'll get read but I'm excited to do some reading. Starting with Falling Up by Shel Silverstein. #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon and catching up those 14 books. 👍🤗 (edited) 4mo
Traci1 I'm 14 behind too. March was a dud. Good luck! 4mo
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Untitled | To Be Announced
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My TBR for the week

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm happy with my progress for #24b4monday I didn't finish the bronze horseman but I've gotten a good chunk done. I changed to an audiobook so I could rest my eyes. It's a book I've read before.
My goal for the final day: get to hour 24 and finish the audiobook and read another 100 pages of the bronze horseman

Andrew65 Great total. Well done. 👏👏👏 5mo
wordzie 👍👏🎉 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day one of #24b4monday I didn't get as much reading in as I hoped but I'm feeling better for day 2 and my goal is to finish the bronze horseman. I have 300 pages left. It's doable

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetie! 🙌 5mo
Andrew65 A good start. 👍 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Great way to start the #24b4monday readathon with a hot bath and unicorn bathbomb. I have one of those strong colds so I wasn't able to sleep so got some reading in at midnight. Usually when im sick I'm not able to get much sleep, so perfect weekend for a readathon.

TheReadingMermaid Awe I'm so sorry you're sick. But unicorn bath bomb! Yah!!! 💖🦄💖 5mo
Allydanielle88 @TheReadingMermaid thank you. Yes it smelled so good and there was a cute little unicorn toy in it. 🙂 5mo
TheReadingMermaid LOVE it! 😍😍😍 5mo
Andrew65 Goo luck. 👍😊 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Tomorrow starts my favorite readathon #24b4Monday hosted by the wonderful @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65
My goal is to finish these 3 books. I'm already half way through the bronze horseman.

TheReadingMermaid You got this girl, no problem!!! 👍🏻😘 5mo
Andrew65 Some great choices. 👍 5mo
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Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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1. Fantasy
2. Maya Angelou
3.an ember in the ashes
4. I can't really think of one. I'm less interested in nonfiction but I still pick it up from time to time
5. Done
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 5mo
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1. I enjoy it but I might have to cancel to catch up on my unread books.
2.in college for an internship I had to introduce a speaker at a conference. I went in the bathroom before I went on and realized my dress was completely see through. I didn't have time to change so I had to stand up in front of everyone,knowing they could see my underwear
3. Beauty queens by Libba Bray
4.Saving up to go to Santa Barbra & Disneyland
#wonderouswednesday

Eggs Argghh #2 😂🤦🏼‍♀️😂🤦🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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Yesterday was my birthday and I decided I wanted to make my own cake. Well the top looks great but some of the side looks like I just got tired and gave up and the strawberry filling leaking out looks like the cake is bleeding 😂😂 but I'm proud of how it turned out my first time decorating a cake to this extent.
And the two books shown are what books I got for my birthday. I'm so excited to read them.

bewareofwords 😍 That cake looks pretty amazing to me! Happy birthday to you 🤗 5mo
Allydanielle88 @bewareofwords thank you. 😍 5mo
Lauram Happy Birthday! 5mo
Allydanielle88 @Lauram thank you 5mo
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Lately I've been struggling to read. Even books I love. I've been more into playing kingdom hearts video games. Ive never been that into gaming but now it's all I want to do. And I have all these books on my shelves judging me and begging to be read

Lauram It happens to me, too. I just go with it and remember that I eventually circle back around to reading. 5mo
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Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George
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This book broke my heart and left me with a lot to think about. This story is so good. You quickly get invested in the characters, and start to think about your own ways of living.

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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My #bookofthemonth books showed up and I'm so excited to get to theses

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I finally did it. I reached 24 hours for #24b4monday with 24 hours and 1 minute. I did it with 7 minute to midnight. I forgot to post last night because I was so tired and when I woke up my timer had reset. 🙈

TheReadingMermaid OMG girl you did it!!!! That is so awesome. Congratulations!!! 👏🏻👏🏻😁🎉🎉🎉 7mo
britt_brooke Excellent! 7mo
CindyRene Wow!! That's awesome! Congrats 🎉 7mo
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Andrew65 Congratulations 🙌😊👏👍😂🙌😊👏👍😂🙌😊👏👍🏆😎🍾⭐️ 7mo
Smrloomis Wow!!! 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
Erofan Congratulations! 👍👍👍 6mo
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Didn't get as much read as I wanted yesterday. But today I'm fully prepared to get to 24 hours today. It's still possible. #24b4monday

TheReadingMermaid Yes it certainly is and you can do it!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 7mo
Andrew65 Tomorrow (now today) is another day. But Rhett... sorry got transferred to another book! 🤣 7mo
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Snack Attack | Stephen Krensky
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#24b4mondaygiveaway #readathon. I'm enjoying the last book in this series and snacking on some delicious curry chips #24b4monday

Andrew65 What‘s in the bag on the right? Good luck with the giveaway? 7mo
Allydanielle88 @Andrew65 root beer twists. They are like root beer licorice. Thank you 🙂 (edited) 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 yummy! Thank you for entering hun! 😘 7mo
Andrew65 @Allydanielle88 I like the sound of them! 😋 7mo
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#24b4monday day 1 wrap up:
Finished 1 book, the tagged book
Got in over 100 pages of blood of Olympus
I'm really happy with how many hours I got in.
I enjoyed the tagged book. It nwas somewhere between 3 to 4 stars

Andrew65 The time you got to is brilliant 🙌, the tagged book not so much! 7mo
Allydanielle88 @Andrew65 thank you. Yeah the book wasn't the greatest, but it wasn't the worst. It was okay. It was just an easy read to listen to while I did work around the house. The build up was exciting but the reveals were a let down. It was reminiscent of 90's slashers that I think I appreciated. (edited) 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness girl you are doing amazing!!! 🤗 7mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Started this #24B4Monday readathon off with 2 hours of reading before I fell asleep. I'm so excited because I know this time I will actually get 24 hours. I have a plan this time. Thank you
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid for hosting this, it's one of my favorite readathons

Andrew65 Yey! Best of luck. 👏👏👏 (edited) 7mo
TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetheart. Good luck with your plan. I am excited to see it come to fruition! 👍🏻😘 7mo
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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1. Either the dear America series or scooby-doo books from the scholastic catalog.
2. Going to the beach with my mom. I always had a good time when we would go.
3. I actually liked doing chores. I would beg my mom to let me do dishes and I felt so grown up the first time I got to do laundry by myself. So I guess cleaning my room.
4. My scooby stuffed animal, I still have him.
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 7mo
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LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁🤓 7mo
hes7 Psych! ❤️ I recently had to introduce my roommate to that show. 7mo
Allydanielle88 @hes7 did your roommate like it? 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 16—Me too! 7mo
hes7 Yes! Too funny not to love. 7mo
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This is my favorite so far in this series. I loved the story and adventure. The plot was well paced and the character growth was done well. I have 2 more books to go. Hoping to finish the series this month.

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Not sure which one to read next.

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I was in the middle of doing the project of tidying up which was inspired by Marie kondo and I pulled a muscle in my back. So it's a weekend of a lot of reading and watching tv (and back exercises when I can) I'm a care provider for my mom. So she got way too excited to take care of me for once. 😂😂😂 I know she can't do too much physical stuff but I appreciate that she is helping where she's able.

Lauram I hope you‘re on the mend soon! I was a care provider for my mom for many years and can identify with your pain. 7mo
Allydanielle88 Thank you so much. My back is slowly healing. Yeah it's hard when I'm down for the count and I have someone who counts on me. 7mo
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This was a fun book to listen to. Mindy is funny and witty. I loved her lists of things. And the sweet way she talked about her family. It was a joy to read.

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I really had high hopes for this one. Adventure is one of my favorites. The dangers and obstacles felt forced and I didn't care about any of the characters. Although I can see why people loved it, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama

I'm number 326 on the waiting list for this book at the library. Sooooo I can read it in about 10 years. 😳😂

dariazeoli It‘s a great book! Hope that line ahead of you shrinks sooner than expected 😊 8mo
Allydanielle88 @dariazeoli thank you. It's moving pretty quickly. I'm excited to get to it. 7mo
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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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2018 my goal was 50and I read 67. I lowered it for 2019 because I was starting to feel burnt out and reading was becoming a chore. I know I might read more but I want this year to be more relaxed and no added pressures. I'm excited to see how the reading year goes.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 2 wrap up: I finished the animal spirit guidebook and got through more of end of watch.
Total hours: 6:13
Hoping to get quite a bit done for day 3 #24b42019

TheReadingMermaid I'm hoping today will be big times for me too LOL 😋 8mo
Allydanielle88 @TheReadingMermaid I saw your numbers you did great 🙂 8mo
TheReadingMermaid Thanks sweetie! But it's not over yet! 😁 8mo
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Day 1 final update: finished starry night. Cute book 3.5 stars. Started voyage of the Dawn treader, and got through 100 pages of end of watch by Stephen King.
Day 2 goals: read 10 hours #24b42019

TheReadingMermaid Very nice!👍🏻 8mo
Andrew65 A great total so far. Well done. 👏 8mo
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Day one of #24B43019 hosted by @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 just hunkering down to start. My goal for today is to finish starry night and the 5th book in the chronicles of Narnia, which is voyage of the dawn treader

TheReadingMermaid Voyage of the Dawn treader is my favorite of the series 💕 8mo
Andrew65 Good Luck. 😊👍 8mo
Allydanielle88 @TheReadingMermaid so far what I have read of it, it's my favorite as well. 8mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm so excited that #24b42019 hosted by @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 tomorrow! I don't have a TBR because I'm such a mood reader. But my goal is to finally make it to 24 hours for one of these readathons 😂

Andrew65 Best of luck and I look forward to seeing the books you read. 😊👍 (edited) 8mo
Allydanielle88 @Andrew65 thank you. 😀 8mo
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Merry Christmas! I'm so grateful I get to spend it with my mom. There's been many times throughout the years we almost lost her because of her health problems. But this year she's doing good. It's a quiet Christmas for the 2 of us and my pup. It's sad that my sisters can't be here but sadly there's family drama that the holidays can't fix. 😔 I'm trying to concentrate on just enjoying the time with my mom.
If you need to chat, I'm here #joinin

Lauram Merry Christmas to you. I hope you have a wonderful day with your Mom. 8mo
Allydanielle88 @Lauram thank you, I did have a wonderful day. ❤️ 8mo
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This is the book my mom chose for me. She knows Me so well. I can't wait to read it. I've been hugging it since I opened it. I got her calypso by David Sedaris

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Been a bit of a rough holiday season so I picked up a romance. I'll definitely be picking up more romances for the rest of the holidays and in the coming year. Plan on finishing this up before tonight's festivities.

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All Join in | Quentin Blake
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This is such a great idea. This is why I love this community so much. I'll be here all weekend for anyone who needs to talk and I'll check in on #Joinin often through the holiday weekend.
I know how lonely or hard the holiday season can be. It's certainly been a rough one for me this year. But I'm spending this holiday weekend on things that make me happy like being on here and reading and spending being with my dog and mom. #JoinIn

Nute How are you, your Mom and your dog? I‘m thinking of you all. My puppy is wondering what all the eating is about and why no one has dropped a spare crumb on the floor? Take care!❤️ 8mo
Allydanielle88 @Nute thank you, we are doing great. It was a nice relaxing Christmas. 😆my dog was the same, she acted as if we hadn't fed her in days. I hope your holidays are getting well. 8mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I won these in a giveaway from a good friend. These are her favorite Christmas themed books. Which makes them all the more special. I'm so excited to read them; they all sound good but I don't know where to start. Which one would you suggest I start with?

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I absolutely loved this book. It was beautifully written and left me with a lot to think about. I love when books are emotionally fulling and leave me a changed person. 5 stars!!

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1. Psych is that show that when my anxiety is bad I can turn it on and it calms me down. This show has gotten me through many hard times.
2. A lot of baking, and spending time with
family and reading
3. Romance
4.Drinking hot chocolate or tea and working on my bullet journal or writing in a personal journal
5.a new iPod
#HumpDayPost

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm a few days late for my wrap up of #25infive but I finished 2 books and read for 10 hours and one minute. Not as much as I wanted but I had a lot to do. Overall I'm happy with what I accomplished.

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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World | Ashley Herring Blake
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This book is a five star! It was beautiful and perfect. I'll admit I ugly cried at parts in this. This is such a great book for kids who are about to enter their teen years and trying to figure themes out. One of my top favorites for this year.