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BlameJennyJane

Joined December 2017

❤️ LitFic * Mom of Milo * Ravenclaw * Psychotherapist * INTJ * Iowa Hawkeye* Sporadic Ketotarian * 🧀🍷🧦📕👩‍👦🐱🎨📺💌 *
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@toddred29 and I went to Joker for date night. I‘m traumatized. It was so violent and warped and gross that it literally upset my stomach and I covered my eyes. I‘m a wimp when it comes to violence and can‘t do zombies or blood but wanted to be a champ for my husband. Nope and nope. It‘s Hocus Pocus and the tagged book until I can get my Halloweenie act together! 🎃

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Me | Elton John
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Next up! I can‘t recall the last time I went into a store on release day and bought a hard copy of a book at retail price. No discount. No pre-order. Just the realness and excitement of true book love. ❤️❤️❤️

Cinfhen It‘s worth the price JUST for THAT cover 🤩 5d
BlameJennyJane I agree!! That cover is an experience!! 😍 3d
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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Oh, JVN delivered! It is clear he invested his heart and soul into this autobiography. If you know JVN you know he is fun and wild but he goes deep into the land of #struggstofunc and lays it ALL out. It isn‘t all cotton candy and top buns. It includes being a victim of sexual abuse and sex + drug addiction (beware of possible triggers). But there is ice skating and the Fab Five and ultimately, triumph. Thank you JVN, you gorgeous little queen. 🥰

Cinfhen Great review 💚 5d
BlameJennyJane @Cinfhen thanks bunches! 😊 3d
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I am giving myself- well, my #catsoflitsy, mug, and this book- a bunch of 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 because THIS is how you take a mental health day. I really love this book. Really. This is my second #RainbowRowell and I enjoyed it just as much as Eleanor & Park. I have Carry On and Wayward Son in the queue. 💗

Scochrane26 I prefer her ya books, but her 2 adult books are pretty good. If you decide to read them eventually. 6d
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 I do have both! It‘s good to hear an endorsement for them. The reviews don‘t glow the way they do for her YA. But I‘m sure I pick those up before the 3rd Simon Snow comes out. 😊 6d
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Mehso-so

Sophia Chang really is the baddest bitch in the room- any room. I enjoyed listening to her talk about growing up, growing into her own and her take on life. I wasn‘t interested in hearing about her stunning career in the hip-hop industry... not because I don‘t enjoy the music... but because I have no interest in learning about the ins and out of the industry. For that reason I give it a so-so for Sophia Chang‘s #AudibleOriginal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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World Without End | Ken Follett
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I‘m broke. I‘m paid-the-rent-and-utilities-but-credit-cards-are-due-soon broke. Should I get this anyway? I have three days to decide. 😂

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They‘re here!! ❤️ #BOTM

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Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry | Elizabeth McCracken
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This collection of short stories is what made me fall in love with Elizabeth McCracken‘s work many years ago. New Intro by the author, new cover and now part of The Art of the Story series. $1.99 on Kindle today. Get it!

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Cutting Up with Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Sheets | Brenna Thummler
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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It‘s a D.E.A.R. day! Drive EVERYTHING and read Jonathan Van Ness‘ new release! We‘re going to have a Steel Magnolias moment!

#YasQueen #QueerEye #JVN #DEAR

JoScho Strugs to func with this audiobook in my life! 4w
BlameJennyJane @JoScho lmao 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4w
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Plum Tea Crazy | Laura Childs
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Yay! #CozySwap day is here! Happy Fall 🍁 and thank you so, so much @LeslieO ! I‘m ready to curl up with my new treasures. The books were brilliant choices. I‘m just starting to get into Laura Childs and Bernadette has been calling to me for some time. And I love all of the tea accessories. 💗

LeslieO Happy Fall! Hope you enjoy everything! I loved Bernadette! I tried to find plum tea to go with the book but no luck. 4w
BethM Oooh I‘m totally eyeballing that tea wallet! 4w
BlameJennyJane @LeslieO plum tea sounds delicious! But you‘ve done plenty! 4w
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BlameJennyJane @BethM it‘s so cute and it smells wonderful! I can‘t wait to replace the baggie I‘m currently using in my lunch bag. 4w
LeslieO @BethM Everybody needs a tea wallet! 4w
Lynnsoprano I enjoy the Laura Childs tea shop mysteries. In fact, I‘m reading one now 4w
Avanders ❤🍁🎃☕️📖🔪 ❤ 3w
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Henry in Love | Peter McCarty
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JulietBooks 😍 4w
BookwormM Adorable 4w
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Mehso-so

Well written, undoubtedly. I can see why it was a #BOTM choice for that reason. But I have an aversion to the ‘poor little rich girl‘ narrative. Add to that, not a single endearing character, and what amounts to a book of lies, and I just couldn‘t make it a pick for me.

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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#7days7covers #covercrush

7 days, 7 covers, no explanations.

Thanks for the tag @bookandcat !

Day #1

Avanders This is another one I almost picked! 😍 4w
BlameJennyJane @Avanders happy to hear that! The attention to detail is unreal! 😊 4w
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So this is my new #TBR in order top to bottom. I couldn‘t decide where to start and asked my husband @toddred29 to tell me what to read once I gave him pros and cons of each (messy subject matter, scary, favorite author of all time, quirky characters). He stacked them this way and said, “There ya go. Get busy!” I need reasons! He gave them. So, it‘s settled then!

Coleen_Nieto Ooooh but The Labryinth of the Spirits is so good! 1mo
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Grand Finale | Janet Evanovich
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Here‘s my stats as we wrap up #BFC #BFCr3.

💙 Overall average wasn‘t 50k steps a week, but I put in 256K and that‘s undoubtedly more than I would have done if not for the challenge.
💙 This last weeks new goals of doing my PT exercises and closing my 🍎⌚️rings went well. PT daily and at least 2/3 rings daily.
💙 11/12 books read
💙 Ate like I intended to all but 2 meals so 40/42!
💙 My #TeamNamastePositive is awesome! ❤️❤️❤️

BlameJennyJane Thank you leader @Meaw_catlady and new friends @Airykah13 @Minispok @Ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @BeckyB @bookandcat @Lucy_Anywhere and thanks @WanderingLynn for all of the work you put in organizing this! 💗💗 (edited) 1mo
Minispok Woot woot! Awesome job! 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Minispok thanks a bunch! 🤗 1mo
Meaw_catlady You did amazing love!!! Great work ! Thanks for being such a positive force for the team! Keep up the great attitude and progress! Im still here if you ever need anything! 🖤 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 That's awesome! 1mo
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Florida and I both enjoyed this one! Sarah Anderson is always fun! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eyelit Looks like Florida wants something from you 😹 1mo
alisonrose Awww hi kitty! 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Eyelit ha! Always! She wants to cuddle. Lol 1mo
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BlameJennyJane @alisonrose thank you! She‘s so sweet. 😊 1mo
Mimi28 Aaawww that‘s a cool name! You should make a hashtag so people can click on it and see all of her pictures. #Florida #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten , sorry if you didn‘t need me to do that 😞 It‘s pretty cool though, like an online scrapbook!! 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Mimi28 fantastic idea! I‘m gonna do that. Thanks for the suggestion and mini-tutorial! 😻 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Mimi28 and thanks for the compliment! She came from the shelter with that name and we kept it because we used to live in Florida (now Iowa) and my son believed it was a sign. Lol 1mo
Mimi28 Aaawww no problem!! She looks like my cat #nikie that lived to be 18! Now I have another 18 year old cat actually #Stormy , that‘s a great story about the name. Shelter cats are awesome. @Chelleo has another Litsy tutorial but I still don‘t know how to post links, I‘m sorry!! Hopefully me tagging her will do something 😊😊 everyone on here is awesome ❤️❤️👍🏽👍🏽😊😊📚📚😻😻 1mo
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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I really loved this #AudibleOriginal. I put it off because I thought it would be fashion advice or something from Tan France (whom I adore but more cuz he‘s awesome rather than an interest in fashion). This is hilarious. Laugh out loud hilarious. Bonus points awarded for featuring my favorite drag queen, Shangela. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
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The description says this $1.95 #AudibleDailyDeal belongs on shelves with Lindy West and Roxane Gay. Sold!!

cathipink It's so so good. Enjoy! 1mo
Megabooks It‘s really good!! 1mo
BlameJennyJane @cathipink and @Megabooks thanks for the endorsement! I‘m not sure how I missed this one initially with such rave reviews but can‘t wait to get started! 😀 (edited) 1mo
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Howdy @Avanders ! My #CozySwap package arrived today from my new best *secret* swap buddy! Yay!!

Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 1mo
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I‘ve gushed about Mel Robbins‘ work before- enough for a lifetime. This Audible Original is no exception. I just get so inspired and motivated listening to her dosing out reality in these coaching sessions and I find something valuable in every one of them. And Mel‘s talk show starts next week. Eek!! 🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉

Book 9/12 for #BFC #BFCr3

#Audible #KickAss

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This bad boy went out this morning @Avanders to my #CozySwap match. It was a teensy weensy bit late out of the gate but I‘ve ensured it‘ll get there no later than the 16th- plenty of time before opening day! 😃

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🎃☕️📖🔪🍂🧡♥️ 1mo
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This week... phew! I don‘t know if it was a kick-ass week or if the week kicked my ass! Old fitness tracker broke Sunday so I got an 🍎⌚️. It‘s awesome! Books remain at 8 and didn‘t quite get to 50K steps but some are unaccounted for. I‘m pleased with the week. I ❤️ Mel Robbins! Low FODMAP will now be Keto (doc says it‘s time). Other new goals include doing PT exercises at home & closing those damn circles daily.

Jennick2004 Way to go!! 1mo
Meaw_catlady Great week!! Also yay!! I have an 🍎 ⌚️ and I love it!!! 1mo
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BlameJennyJane @Jennick2004 thank you!! 😊 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Meaw_catlady Thanks Rachel! I‘m loving it too. We all have them at work and they chime at the same time so we all stand up and walk around the table in a big circle to get our “stand goal” in. 😂😂 1mo
Meaw_catlady Hahaha that‘s so funny my sisters always just start shaking their arms around at the same time. And I just laugh! 1mo
BlameJennyJane Hey, that might work! 😝 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
BlameJennyJane @wanderinglynn Thanks Lynn! 🥰 1mo
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Frill Kill | Laura Childs
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So my layout efforts need work 😂 but here are my #BookFitnessChallenge stats for the week! I was sick Monday so steps are low but I went to the doctor for the first time in a year which is BIG for me and many chubby bubbies I know that avoid docs. 🥴

🌈8/12 books
🌈 💩💩💩
🌈5/7 low FODMAP
🌈❤️❤️❤️

@Meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @Minispok @Ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @BeckyB @bookandcat @Lucy_Anywhere @WanderingLynn
#BFC #BFCr3 #TeamNamastePositive

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And I love the little llama & friend (is it a hedgehog?). 2mo
Meaw_catlady Love your layout! Love that you went to the doctor even if it was out of your comfort zone! You‘re doing amazing keep it up! 💕👏 2mo
BeckyandBooks I hope you‘re feeling better! 💕 2mo
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BlameJennyJane @wanderinglynn thanks so much! Yes, I believe it‘s a little hedgie. I only wish I‘d created it! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Meaw_catlady ha ha! Thank you! I‘ll take you‘re word on the layout. Lol. I appreciate your confidence in me! 💗 2mo
BlameJennyJane @BeckyB thank you, thank you! I‘m feeling much, much better! 🤗 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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The author‘s voice is grating and she is overly lengthy about how hard life has been for her. She is somewhat indulgent regarding personal challenges which she asserts were and are more difficult and extreme than (insert anyone else‘s challenges). I don‘t do well with stories that primarily focus on monologues of comparative hardship strung together and disguised as a memoir.

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This was another good one from Ruth Ware. I love listening to her books on #Audible, especially because Imogen Church is my absolute favorite narrator. Like all Ware novels, I find every character moderately irksome because they seem to lack common sense at times and there‘s always something big I just don‘t buy... but I‘m still a fan and will continue to appreciate her work.

TheLibrarian I just started this book tonight! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @TheLibrarian oh, I hope you enjoy it!! 😊 2mo
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Frill Kill | Laura Childs
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I promise I was searching for treasures for my #cozyswap buddy but ended up with a few of my own. Oops! I did find a couple for my partner but am keeping them a secret.

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I just love Virgie Tovar! She is brilliant and humorous and finds a way to hug me and punch me in the gut at the same time. This book tells us it is okay to take up space in the world. It‘s been an interesting journey to immerse myself in the #bodypositive world while working toward improving my health. NOT having a weight goal, but having a goal to be healthier in the body I have, is so freeing. Tovar has been a wonderful part of that journey.

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Weekly check-in for #BFCr3 #BFC! It was tough this week but we survived! I struggled with some body image issues, some medication withdrawals, tackled the first day of school and kicked the ass of a couple of 12 hour work days!

🐰 Books: 1 more completed so up to 5/12

🐰Step goal not so great... had some issues with my ankles but #TeamNamaste gave great support and wisdom to help me through that

🐰Low FODMAP 6/7 days

🐰 I do my best!

BlameJennyJane Image credit: artist @Eve_Farb (Insta) 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 It looks like a great week to me especially with school starting. I know back to school is always a busy time. 2mo
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BlameJennyJane @wanderinglynn thanks so much! 🤗 2mo
BeckyandBooks You‘re doing awesome! Especially considering you‘re working 12 hour days! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Meaw_catlady You‘re doing great love!! 👏👏 2mo
BlameJennyJane @BeckyB thanks a bunch! 🤗 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Meaw_catlady much appreciated awesome Leader Rachel! 😊😊 2mo
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Fat phobia is everywhere. Women AND men face it. Children face it as do the elderly. It will find us in every nook and cranny often disguised as *concern*. Thank God for people like Tovar who call it like they see it and aren‘t afraid to be both loud and fat. Horrors! 🙀. #fatisafeministissue #fatphobia #bodypositivity #fatpositive #weightneutral

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I‘m so excited! This #Audible pre-order became available today. I‘m going to start it right after I finish my current audiobook, Ruth Ware‘s Turn of the Key... which is so good!

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Weekly check-in time! It was a week of ups and downs- more up than down! Ultimately, here is where I landed:

💜 4/12 books completed and currently reading tagged
💜 Almost hit steps goal! Shopping yesterday with the boys and my sis helped.
💜 Low FODMAP champ this week
💜 Love my awesome team!

@Meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @Minispok @Ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @BeckyB @bookandcat @Lucy_Anywhere @wanderinglynn

#BFC #BFCr3 #TeamNamastePositive

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
Dawnrod1970 Good job! 2mo
Meaw_catlady Yay!! Keep up the great work! Glad to hear the ups outweighed the downs! Glad you‘re on our team! Namaste! 2mo
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🍁 I do love the modern ones... and golden age... especially when they are a bit bumbling and fallible
🍁 Both!
🍁 Anything Agatha-esque from that time period
🍁 Rose gold
🍁 ALL of them!

@jenniferw88 @Avanders
#cozyswap #cozyswapquestions

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Here To Stay | Mark Edwards
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I really enjoyed this book! It was my #AmazonFirstReads selection this month. It was one of those thrillers I didn‘t want to put down. And the good guys and bad guys were pretty evident right away but this story is so good that means nothing. In-laws “here to stay”... the horrors! 😱 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Book 3/12
#BFC #BFCr3 #TeamNamastePositive ❤️

Meaw_catlady Intriguing! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown Author
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This book was ridiculous. The girl on the cover is hangry for sure. It basically says while eating out one is limited to air, water, tortilla chips and a plethora of lettuce leaves- no dressing, few veggies, and absolutely no meat because they use high FODMAP spices in EVERYTHING. it was free on Kindle Unlimited so I‘m only out my time. ⭐️/5.

Book 2/12 of #BFC #BFCr3.

Texreader Ugh! Thanks for reviewing it for us and being honest! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Ugh! Sounds like a dud, but traveling on Fodmap is possible! I had to do it 2 years ago on a family vacation. We rented an apt with a kitchen which helped tremendously, but I was able to find a meal at every restaurant we went to. (edited) 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Texreader ha ha. I‘m nothing if not honest! Lol. It was discouraging but there are so many other great books on this way of eating that I switched to one of those and feel less discouraged! 2mo
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BlameJennyJane @4thhouseontheleft thanks for the encouraging sentiments! This is all new to me and all went to hell in a handbasket on our July vacation because we did some fast food and that‘s never been my thing... I was so sick. So... I think if we stick to real food restaurants it will be manageable. But I like the idea of getting a place with a kitchen best! 😁 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @BlameJennyJane There are a lot of restaurants that will grill up some meat or fish with no seasonings, you just have to ask. Or burgers with a lettuce bun. And I carried small oil and vinegar bottles with me so I could add my own dressing to salads. 2mo
BlameJennyJane @4thhouseontheleft excellent suggestions! Thank you so much! 🤗 2mo
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Week 1 Check-In...
I didn‘t hit my step goal this week and I have a few reasons why but going to keep the same step goal for now. Other goals are on target! It was a good week all and all! Go Team NamastePositive! 💗🙏🏿🙏🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏼💗

@Meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @Minispok @Ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @BeckyB @bookandcat @Lucy_Anywhere @WanderingLynn
#BFC #BFCr3 #TeamNamastePositive

Lucy_Anywhere Well done 🙌 you were so close to your step goal 2mo
Crazeedi Nicely done! 2mo
Dawnrod1970 Nice job! 2mo
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Meaw_catlady Yayay!! You rocked week one!! Keep being awesome! 🖤 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Lucy_Anywhere thank you! I‘m glad it is week one! Gonna keep pushing forward! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Crazeedi thank you! ☺️ 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Dawnrod1970 thanks tons!! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Meaw_catlady thank you Oh Fearless Leader! 😀 2mo
Minispok Awesome job! 2mo
Econaghan You had an awesome week! Very close to your step goal. 👍🏻 Keep it up! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Minispok Thank you Veronica!! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Econaghan I‘m gonna keep trying Liz! Thanks! 🤗 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 42+K steps is great progress! 2mo
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Setting Goals | John Renesch
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This is my kind of “beast mode” 🤣!

Goals for the next round of #BFC :
💚 Read 12 books
💜 Walk 50K steps per week on average
💙 Follow a low FODMAP plan
❤️ Encourage my team

@Meaw_catlady
@Minispok
@Ness
@Peddler410
@Econaghan
@bookandcat
@Lucy_Anywhere
@wanderinglynn

Minispok Awesome goals 😊 3mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Meaw_catlady Amazing goals!!! Super happy to have you on my team! That encouragement goal is great! 🤗👏💕 3mo
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ness Great goals! 💪 3mo
BlameJennyJane @Meaw_catlady thanks! This is my first time as part of a small team. (edited) 3mo
BlameJennyJane @Minispok thank you! 🤗 3mo
BlameJennyJane @Megabooks thank you 😀😀😀 3mo
BlameJennyJane @ness 🙏🙏🙏 TYVM!! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Great goals! Good luck 😀 3mo
wanderinglynn Love it! ❤ Great goals! 🙌 3mo
BlameJennyJane @Lucy_Anywhere thanks tons and nice to meet you! 😄 3mo
BlameJennyJane @wanderinglynn much appreciate! And thanks for your leadership! 💗 3mo
Econaghan Excellent goals! Good luck to you! 3mo
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Ah, this book... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I adore Karamo, and as expected this is a thoughtful and revealing autobiography but it is also wisdom and encouragement without being preachy or cheesy. Brown paints a picture of himself as a flawed, dynamic and introspective yet relatable guy. I love Queer Eye and picked this up between seasons when I *missed* the Fab Five but the show is a small part of the book- one chapter- and about so much more. #memoir #fabfive

squirrelbrain I have this on Kindle - looking forward to reading it! I live all of the Fab Five! ❤️ 3mo
squirrelbrain I have this on Kindle - looking forward to reading it! I love all of the Fab Five! ❤️ 3mo
BlameJennyJane @squirrelbrain oh, enjoy it! I really want to read Tan‘s book and have pre-ordered Jonathan‘s... I‘m hoping their energy and influence are contagious! 😻 3mo
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This book showed up right when I needed it. It‘s been a struggle trying to figure out WTF is wrong with me and now that I know, this book is helping me find my way. Highly recommended, quick read, practical, no BS, no eye-rolls. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#LowFODMAP #IBS

Dawnrod1970 I just read this as well. It‘s like a blessing to finally have some answers and now know what to eat. 2mo
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This was okay. It has a Forrest Gump vibe in that the MC meets famous people and finds himself in tricky situations related to them. But most are related to crime or war or the military and war/military books are just not my thing at all. The book drones on about irrelevant things at times. The characters are, however, quite well written and there‘s lots of tongue-in-cheek humor. ⭐️⭐️✨ #Audible

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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I‘m do excited! This month‘s #BOTM options look awesome!

cj82487 I picked The Whisper Man too and added The Turn of the Key 3mo
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Ahhhh... this book! Dooner takes diet culture, food fear, body shame and all that other bull and tells it to f*ck right off. Diets don‘t work- not any of them. And she doesn‘t have some slimy version of a diet she calls a “way of life” that she‘s shoving down readers‘ throats. Nope. Radical. Scary. I want to put all my eggs in her basket but it could mean I am NEVER skinny. I‘m torn. She makes so much sense... and has the research to back it up.🤯

britt_brooke Sounds good! #stacked 3mo
BlameJennyJane @britt_brooke thanks! It really is! 3mo
SW-T I‘m halfway through the same book and enjoying it so far! 😊 3mo
BlameJennyJane @SW-T sweet! I‘ll be curious to see what you think when all is said and done! 3mo
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Hiking Wyoming | Bill Hunger
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I met my #BFC goal for the week for steps! I‘m at 4/10 books thus far so I need to do a little catch-up work. I‘m reading several books at once. All and all thinks are swell! My goal shall remain the same.

#BFCr2 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 3mo
BlameJennyJane Thank you fearless leader, @wanderinglynn ! 3mo
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Swansong | Damien Boyd
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This was a pretty good #audiobook! I‘ve had it for quite some time and hubby picked it to listen to on a long drive. It was a decent pick!

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff | Richard Carlson
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This was a challenging week for me. Fitness Tracker bonked out so I just walked daily, read daily... and figuratively took “the next right step” without having the supporting data. C‘est la vie! No goal changes this next week. I‘m excited to see how hiking in the mountains influences my #BFC #BFCr2 ! #week3

@wanderinglynn

Ash.on.the.line That almost sounds freeing in a way lol! 😅 great job for just keep going on! 3mo
BlameJennyJane @Ash.on.the.line it kinda is now that you mention it! Thanks for the encouragement! 🤗 3mo
Crazeedi Great job!👏👏 3mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like a great week! 🙌🏻 Sometimes it‘s nice not to be “tied” to an electronic gadget. Have an amazing time in the mountains! 3mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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The fam and I are on vacation in the Black Hills and we are staying in a brand spanking new hotel- like new enough I‘m the first person to take a bath in this tub... cuz normally... eww. #itsallsowhite #reveallightingomg

And I am loving this book. It reads like fiction but it‘s not. Taddeo is just brilliant... talk about dedication to ones craft. She actually moved to the same city as two of her subjects to better study them. Wow.

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Not my favorite Emily Carpenter book so far but this had a great storyline and a lively narrator. #KindleUnlimited #Audible #ImmersionReading

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#Poser | Cambria M Hebert
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Ah, Pose.

Have any fellow Littens been as obsessed with this #Netflix show as I have been? I‘m crazy about it! I‘m done with season one but I want to read, watch, listen to ANYTHING with a similar vibe- 80s, Ball Culture, LGBT, etc. Any recommendations? 💗 #LGBT #Pose #Queer #QueerLit #LGBTQ

bookishkris Season 2 is airing now on FX. I adore the show, especially Billy Porter as Pray Tell. Watch “Paris Is Burning”, which is THE documentary on ball culture, and there‘s a more recent follow-up whose title is escaping me at the moment. As for books, recent ones would be Like A Love Story, King Queens and Inbetweens, and House of Impossible Beauties. If you‘re looking for more general queer book recs, let me know, I have about a million. 3mo
bookishkris And it‘s not specifically about drag/ball culture, but does discuss the politics of class issues and gender identity, and is one of the most powerful books I‘ve read in my life: 3mo
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BlameJennyJane @collegecatlady thanks tons! I picked this up on Kindle. Yay! 3mo
BlameJennyJane @bookishkris thank you thank you! I saw Paris is Burning in college and have it on my watchlist cuz that was half a life ago! I also preordered Like a Love Story but haven‘t opened it yet so that and House of Impossible Beauties are up next! I‘ll check out the other two as well. Don‘t be surprised when I come to you for more queer recommendations! Most of what I read and watch is pretty mainstream/popular... so I need the recs! 😊😊 3mo
bookishkris You‘re very welcome. If you don‘t mind, I‘ll tag a bunch of books in this comment thread, and then you can just come back to it when you want. YA is ripe with queer rep these days, much more than adult fiction. I‘ll rec what I consider “essential” queer reading, which is a mix of fiction and non, with a pretty equal rep of gay men and lesbians. Trans rep, and non binary, is still a work in progress. 3mo
bookishkris Absolutely stunning books and essays by Paul Monette: Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, Last Watch of The Night, and 3mo
BlameJennyJane That would be fantastic @bookishkris ! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and willingness to tag some additional reads. And I follow you so as you discover new reads I‘ll keep up on it. And if you think of anything else, esp non-binary reads... Is love to hear about it- Fiction, non-Fiction, you name it! 🤗 3mo
bookishkris YA about girls: Annie On My Mind, All of Us With Wings, Ivy Aberdeen‘s Letter to the World, 3mo
bookishkris @BlameJennyJane, it‘s no trouble at all. I love love love talking queer books with people who are interested! 3mo
bookishkris YA about boys: Pretty much everything David Levithan has written, but especially Wide Awake, Two Boys Kissing, and Boy Meets Boy. We Contain Multitudes. Locke & West. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. There Goes Sunday School. 3mo
bookishkris Trans and non-binary (all genres): I Wish You All the Best. Zenobia July. Becoming Emily, Just Girls, and Nico and Tucker by Rachel Gold. Confessions of the Fox. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl. 3mo
bookishkris Read these, and then watch the PBS miniseries (there are two) before watching the Netflix one.
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bookishkris The Kate Martinelli books by Laurie R King 3mo
EKonrad Saw the cast of Pose at a TV event in Hollywood. They‘re all just as amazing and inspiring in person as they are onscreen! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
BlameJennyJane @bookishkris these recommendations are fantastic! I‘m already digging in and so very much appreciate the time it took for you to include all of these! I edited my originL post to include some hashtags so others might find as well. And I have space for more # if you have ideas! 💗 3mo
bookishkris Hahaha, @BlameJennyJane I was thinking this afternoon that I have SO much more to add! Tomorrow when I go back to my library/craft room and look at my other bookshelves, I‘ll put some more in the comments. 3mo
BlameJennyJane @EKonrad that is so exciting!!! I would have LOVED to experience something like that! 😻 3mo
BlameJennyJane @bookishkris well, you add away!! Lol. I welcome it. 😁 3mo
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Small Steps | Louis Sachar
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This is my Week 2 #BookFitnessChallenge check-in. This week had some unique challenges with very high temps and an A/C that went out making movement sluggish. My goal of 49K will stay without revision. (A/C is back and temps are down!) I completed book 3 of 10. I‘m feeling great that I‘m sticking with something for 14+ days. Back in my Atkins Diet days I struggled beyond the first 14 days so beyond that is 👍🏼!

#BFC #BFCr2
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Crazeedi Excellent!👏👏 3mo
KathyWheeler As hot as it‘s been, it‘s amazing that you got in this many steps, especially with your ac out! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week and you‘re making great progress! Keep it going! 🎉 3mo
Megabooks Great job!! 3mo
BlameJennyJane Thank you SO much @Crazeedi @KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn and @Megabooks ! You‘re encouragement makes me feel fabulous! ❤️ 3mo
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