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Balibee146

Balibee146

Joined September 2016

'I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.' Scottish and dog obsessed, also cat person ❤️
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84K by Claire North
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SS-GB by Len Deighton
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Had a good first week on #BFCr3....been hectic getting kids ready to go back to school. My step count has been unusually erratic but I've done as many T25 workouts as my 49 year old joints can do. I've hardly eaten any sweets 😱😎
I've also just joined a fantastic online fitness and nutrition programme so loving that. Hope you all have a brilliant week ahead ❤️❤️❤️
@wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft #TeamFitLit

4thhouseontheleft I hear you on the craziness of back to school time! Great job this week! (edited) 1mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 great week! 1mo
TheSpineView awesome! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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84K | Claire North
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New book.... Looking forward to this one #currentlyreading

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Heat Wave: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Fantastic short book.... Atmospheric, claustrophobic and well observed.

TheLudicReader Such a pretty cover. 1mo
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A bit of an active rest day for me... Less steps than usual and an easy going swim this evening, also tried out the steam room for the first time tonight... Now off to bed to finally finish a book 📖📙🛏️
@wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft #TeamFitLit #BFCr3

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Your rest day is more active than my normal active days! 😂 1mo
TheSpineView That's awesome! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Both
2. Tea
3. Brooklyn
4. Black
5. Yes because its a day with a 'y' in it 😂😉😂

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Pleased with how week one of #BFCr3 is going....hitting my activity goals, eating fewer and more balanced carb levels.... Just need to find more time to finish my current read and audiobook ❤️
@wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft #TeamFitLit

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
ChasingOm Yay; great job!! 1mo
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No One's Home | D. M. Pulley
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Amazon First Reads choice for August... Only a couple looked interesting this month... Fingers crossed #kindle

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Day 2 of #BFCR3 has gone well.... Loads of dog walking, first day of Focus T25 programme done (eeek I'm soooo unfit but still enjoyed it) and went for a long, leisurely swim with a pal tonight. I have burned nearly 3k cals according to Fitbit lol... Seriously reduced carbs and increased protein today too.
Read a wee bit and listened to a bit of audiobook I've been inching through for months now 👍
#TeamFitLit @wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft

ChasingOm What audiobook are you working your way through? 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job today!! 1mo
Balibee146 @ChasingOm Horns... Under two hours to go.... I struggled with the middle section on audio at least... But there's just been a revelation that makes it great again.... I rarely use headphones when I walk so I can be on alert with the dog or I'd get hours of audio in lol 1mo
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Spent yesterday travelling home from holiday, unpacking and acquiring a mig welder and welding helmet (like you do!... Not for me!!) so I didn't get my usual long Sunday walk! Only managed about 20 pages of my book... Heat Wave by Penelope Lively which I'm loving. Bring it on Monday Morning!

Day 1 #BFCR3 #TeamFitLit
@wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft So, who uses the welder? Great job getting some steps in on a travel day! ✨✨ 1mo
Balibee146 @4thhouseontheleft other half loves fixing things especially cars etc 👍 1mo
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Here are my goals for #BFC Round 3:
15 books
Complete Focus T25 DVD programme
Reduce carbs to include in one meal per day
Reduce sweets to once per week

Excited to get started.
I was travelling back from holiday today but I do a lot of walking too so will post steps too.
#BFCR3 and #TeamFitLit @wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Great, specific goals! 1mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 1mo
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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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Looking forward to joining #BFC and #TeamFitLit

1. South Lanarkshire in Central Scotland
2. This is my first one
3. Planning / attention to detail (couldn't sign in to survey though... Is it maybe cos I'm in the UK?)
4. Plan activity into my day and make sure I have a balanced programme

@wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft @Jerdencon @MatchlessMarie @ChasingOm @kspenmoll @daena @jmtrivera @dariazeoli @AsYouWish

4thhouseontheleft Glad you decided to join in! I‘m not sure why the survey didn‘t work for you. 🤔 1mo
Balibee146 Cheers @4thhouseontheleft many years, ago I trained in coaching too and applied the skills in various former jobs though only spent a short while coaching on the side 😁👍😁 1mo
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Heat Wave: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Appropriate title for a glorious day on a West Scotland peninsula.... I knew on the first page I was going to love this. Just about to fire up the barbecue too.... 🔥👍

TrishB Looks lovely ❤️ 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB really quiet place and reading with the river not 10 feet away... Highly recommended 😍😍 #whitenoise 2mo
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Heat Wave: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Next up 👍
#currentlyreading 🔥🌊

mreads Pretty cover 2mo
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Quite an experience and the weirdest opening third I've read in a long time.

TrishB Yep, it‘s bonkers. 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB yup... Struggled with some of the animal stuff but kept going 👍👍 2mo
TrishB Read those bits through half closed eyes! 2mo
Balibee146 Lol @TrishB I read them really really fast 😂😂 2mo
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#99pOnKindle forced myself to choose just one.... Hope this is good as only been half on my radar??

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I purposefully went into this with as little knowledge as possible except that it is weird, so I wasn't expecting the ultra violence. Not quite a holiday read lol though the dark humour is great. Fascinating, inventive and addictive, but I still don't know what I think! 150 pages left to decide 👍

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TrishB Bonkers book! But loved it. 2mo
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SS-GB | Len Deighton
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First holiday read.... If only I could keep my eyes open 😴😴😴😴😴 #currentlyreading

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Fully Loaded | Theresa Hissong
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I am fully loaded with books to take on holiday later today... Also got Kindle and audible choices lol 👍👍😉 #woohoo

TrishB Enjoy. Hope you have a lovely holiday 😁❤️ 2mo
keithmalek Needful Things is painfully, jaw-droppingly stupid. 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Mount Char 👍👍👍👏👏👏👏 2mo
Reagan-reads Library at Mount Char and Needful Things are great reads! Excellent vacation choices, have a good trip! 2mo
Mdargusch Heat Wave! I really like Penelope Lively. Have a great time! (edited) 2mo
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Sister Noon | Karen Joy Fowler
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For some reason I can only do I Capture The Castle in small chunks, so going to alternate it with this #currentlyreading #multiples

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Heat Wave: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Both an impulse and a cover buy #blameitonlitsy
Looks intriguing though.... Can't remember who posted recently but thank you anyway 😁😁
#cantstopwontstop #bookaddict

Liatrek I ❤️ that cover 😊 2mo
Caroline2 😍 awesome cover!! 2mo
saresmoore Oh my, I would have bought it, too! 2mo
batsy So pretty 🌻 2mo
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Bailed on this a couple of years ago when I tried to read it during a bad mood spell.... Here's hoping its a better fit this time.....
#currentlyreading

BookwormM Hope you enjoy it this time it is one of my favourites 2mo
emilyhaldi Love this book 💙 2mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Really enjoyed this one.... Strong characterisation and just enough creepy and grisly..... I guessed most of the twists and turns but often just before they were revealed 😝🤓

TrishB I enjoyed this one too 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB there was a little excerpt of that in the end of the book... Looks good so ta for the rec 👍👍 2mo
Hooked_on_books I love the design along the page edges in this edition! 2mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Being an adult is only an illusion.... And I still feel this behind the wheel of a car sometimes!
#currentlyreading #adulting

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Life got in the way today so didn't get much reading done. Final total reading hours for #24in48
Now off to bed... 😘😘😴😴😴😴😴

Leniverse 15 hours is pretty good! Have a good night. 2mo
24in48 That's a fantastic amount of reading! Thanks for joining us! 2mo
parttimedomestic 15 hours is awesome! 🎉 2mo
Librarybelle Great job! 2mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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I was planning to save this for my holiday next week but instead it will be my final read for #24in48. Looks amazeballs 😉
#currentlyreading

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2mo
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My first ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read of 2019. Fabulous little novel that's both funny and heartbreaking, sometimes at the same time, with one truly horrific moment (but that's not a criticism).... Jensen has such a warmth and humanity to her writing ❤️❤️❤️
#24in48

Lcsmcat Sounds intriguing- stacked. 2mo
TrishB Great to find those 5 stars! 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Two new books... Cos I may run out of things to read, obvs.... #minihaul #bookhaul #cantstopwontstop

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Halfway through this reading way past my bedtime. I love Liz Jensen.... The character voices she creates are fantastic #24in48 #currentlyreading #kindle

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Next up I've owned this book for years... Time to actually read it 📖😁 #24in48 #currentlyreading

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The Fitness Mindset | Sheba Blake
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Just signed up for #BFC round 3 in August because I so need to get back in to my old fit ways before I turn 50 later this year.... Check out @wanderinglynn to sign up 👍👍💪💪👈

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Welcome aboard! 2mo
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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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Finally listening to the end of this... Audio Ironing #24in48 #audible #currentlylistening

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Next up for #24in48 I need tea and biscuits too.
Happy readathon everyone ☕🙂
#currentlyreading

TrishB This has been on my tbr for ever! 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB I seem to be reading lots of YA just now.... I'm liking the writing so far 2mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Starting #24in48 by finishing up this.
A pick that was nearly a so so.... One of those books you enjoy while reading but don't remember so positively when you are not.... Anyone else get that?
Extremely anachronistic language, our modern idioms all over it, which I became hyper conscious of.

BookwormM Pretty cover 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Not sure how many hours I'll manage but looking forward to ditching sleep for my favourite #readathon
No set booklist.... Just some rough ideas, plans to finish off some stuff and planning to read according to my mood
#24in48

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m so excited. 🎉🎉 2mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Rain is on so a quiet half hour before I go back out to do a bit more work... I'm calling it a #latelunch
Interesting read so far.... I have a lot of thoughts swirling already while #currentlyreading

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Molly's Story | June Thistlethwaite, Molly Park
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Anyone else follow Stephen King's Insta just for the antics of Molly aka Thing of Evil ❤️🐶❤️

brit91 Awww beautiful dog!😍 2mo
AmyG Ha...I do. 2mo
BookwormM Me!! 2mo
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wanderinglynn Yes! Because dogs! ❤️🐶 2mo
Cathythoughts I do !! Molly climbing Everest 🤣👍🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2mo
sprainedbrain Yes! Molly is so evil! 😈 2mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Next up on a lovely night to sit outdoors and some serious cover envy for this one #currentlyreading

TheEllieMo I‘m hoping it‘s good, because I bought it mainly because of the cover! 2mo
Cathythoughts Fab cover !! 2mo
mcctrish That‘s a gorgeous cover 2mo
Balibee146 @TheEllieMo its gorgeous...with the dust jacket off too! Only 40 or so pages in but so far so good 👍 2mo
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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I read this in two halves a few months apart. The ending of Loaded is so powerful and I had to break before continuing pretty much without realising.
Read lots of reviews saying Rain was weaker but I really enjoyed it.
Really loved this collection and interesting reading a favourite author working in a much tighter word length.

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Among Others | Jo Walton
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UK Littens.... Having a small clear out and I have this on Kindle too, ooops.
Anyone who wants this I'm happy to post it... First UK person to comment its yours 😘😘

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Returning to read the second half of this. Loved the first two stories... Need a safe bet after my disastrous new read this afternoon lol #currentlyreading

brit91 Awww cute dog!😍 2mo
Balibee146 Thanks @brit91 she's my extra baby lol 🐶🐶 2mo
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The Templar's Code | C.M. Palov
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Anticipating an easy read with Knights Templar conspiracy bobbins galore up next
EDIT....BAIL....possibly the worst opening 50 pages I've ever read! Yikes!

TrishB Lol 😂 2mo
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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Enough has been said already.... Late to this one but so glad I got there in the end

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Next up.... Looking forward to this #currentlyreading

TrishB Enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2mo
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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Not particularly original but well done.... Elizabethan London.... Witchcraft.... Queens.... Young heroine meets salt of the Earth boy, endures hardship and adventure and discovers her true nature blah blah.....an enjoyable subtle sardonic humour in the writing

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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Next read... Would probable be perfect for Autumn but its grey and raining today 😁☔🌧️ #currentlyreading

Ddzmini Everyone is tagging good books today... needless to say my tbr is expanding...📚📚📚📖😋 2mo
Bookquilter I have had this one in my TBR and still haven‘t picked it up. I‘d be interested in what you think about it after you get started? 2mo
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Close Quarters | Angus McAllister
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Up next a whodunit set in a Glasgow tenement or close (hence the name) #currentlyreading #Glasgow

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Close Quarters | Angus McAllister
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'See you in a couple of weeks' became.... Ummm... 6 months later.... Back lurkin' and lovin' Litsy.
Even managing to read a bit!
#HelloAgainHello

TrishB Hello 👋 hope you‘re ok 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB hi hun....much better... Resigned from second job and finish on Saturday. Feeling much healthier, just getting my energy back. Hope you and yours are good xx 2mo
TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 we‘ve had stressful A levels and enjoying the little break before results 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
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Balibee146 @TrishB oh I can imagine... Enjoy the lull.... When are results out? 💖💖 2mo
TrishB 15 August 😱 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB same day my two go into P6 and S1.... Sure all will be well xx 2mo
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I'm finally finishing the second job I took on in 2018 on Saturday....its been hellish, honestly.... A life lesson wrapped in a big mistake 😬🤔💡
Getting my life back and my reading life too.... This is the first fiction I've read in 2019!
Can't wait to pick up Litsy life again too 💖💖

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Latest audible purchase #audible

TrishB I just brought this last week 👍🏻 6mo
Balibee146 @TrishB 👍👍 expecting to get really angry though! 6mo
TrishB I‘m reading this at the moment and my blood is boiling!! 6mo
Balibee146 Added to TBR @TrishB 6mo
mreads Reading this now, only one chapter a day it's making me so mad. And ironically brought it home the day the 2 woman space walk was cancelled cause they didn't have two suits available. 😡 6mo
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