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BookishBelle

BookishBelle

Joined May 2016

Funny the way it is, if you think about it.
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I‘ve been feeling poorly this week and today it finally got me. I think I‘m down with a summer cold. On a bright note: I met my step goal 3/7 days and I‘m feeling pretty good about that with how my week has been. I didn‘t finish a book this week so I‘m still 3/6 for my books. I think I can catch up though, especially since I won‘t be doing much tomorrow. I‘m going to lower my step goal next week to whatever I can manage while getting well.

crazyspine You you definitely have time to catch up. Way to stay positive! 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A good week! And take care of you—rest and lots of water. Stay hydrated if you have a cold. 💚 3d
Econaghan Awesome job this week! Love your positive attitude! 👏🏻 Rest up and feel better soon! 2d
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Good Morning #BFCr2 peeps! This is my #nomakeupnofilter selfie for the optional photo challenge this week. I‘ve been up since 4:30 am my time so it‘s also a tired selfie. 🤷🏻‍♀️ @wanderinglynn @crazyspine #teamnewbie

julesG Beauty! 4d
crazyspine Beautiful! 4d
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
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Megabooks Gorgeous!! 4d
wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ Thank you for sharing! 4d
jmtrivera Lovely! 4d
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I‘m excited to start this for #lmpbc #round6 #groupn. It seemed like everyone was okay with this one so I went ahead and picked it. @nomadreader @umbrellagirl @LitLogophile

#dogsoflitsy

britt_brooke What a sweet face! 💚🐾 1w
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#BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2 #weeklycheckin
@wanderinglynn @crazyspine

This is my weekly check in for week 3! I did more than my 49k steps for the week and I finished book 3 of 6. 👍🏻

crazyspine Way to go! 1w
wanderinglynn w00t! Fantastic week! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 🎉 1w
TheSpineView Great job! 1w
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4th of July | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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Mehso-so

I was completely surprised by #whodunit but it was so surprising as to be almost completely unbelievable. There were no crumbs from earlier in the book to make you think maybe... even going back and thinking about it. Meh.

#dogsoflitsy Lucy has to get her 22 hours of sleep a day. 🙃

Slajaunie Your dog looks just like my Coco! Girl? Boy? What kind of dog? Age? 1w
BookishBelle @Slajaunie Lucy is a 15 year old female terrier mix. What about Coco? 1w
Slajaunie She is a chihuahua and terrier mix, 14 years old. 1w
Megabooks That‘s how I felt about Final Girls!! One sort of clue!! 1w
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@howjessreads #FriYayIntro

1. Finally marked some things off my work to-do list. It was getting pretty long while I was bogged down working on minutes and a resolution.
2. The Pacific Northwest (USA)
3. Strawberry shortcake. I have an aversion to apple pie after finding a fingernail clipping in a piece when I was younger.
4. Yes! It has been a long week and we‘ve got nothing to do other than grill steaks and go to church.
5. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

BookishBelle Oh yeah, I did the rain overlay in honor of Tropical Storm Barry who is coming to dump lots of rain on us this weekend. 2w
jenniferw88 Yuck to fingernail! 2w
TheLibrarian 🤢 to number 3 2w
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ImperfectCJ Hooray for the Pacific Northwest! Do you have a favorite locale? I've really only spent time in Oregon, but I very much want to visit Vancouver (BC). And your apple pie experience gives me the heebie-jeebies. 2w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Yum steaks! 2w
Slajaunie Love weekends like that! 2w
Sunraven We‘re hoping to get the grill out again this weekend, too, om nom nom. Good luck with Barry — we‘ve been getting some of his super-outer fringes but it looks like we should have a bit of a break for the weekend! 2w
BookishBelle @ImperfectCJ My best friend from college lives in Seattle so I‘ve been out that way a lot. I have two favorites. 1. We took a ferry from Anacortes through the San Juans to Vancouver Island and spent some time in Victoria BC. 2. We drove down the Oregon coast stopping at all the scenic overlooks and natural wonders. Otherwise, I just love Seattle. Their downtown public library is pretty neat too. 1w
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@wanderinglynn #BookFitnessChalenge #BFCr2
#photochallenge

This is my post for the week 3 optional photo challenge. This book was recommended by my yoga instructor and has helped me through some rough times.

wanderinglynn I love the title. I may have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! 2w
Eggs 💗Thich 2w
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1. I like them all but the ocean is my favorite.
2. Puget Sound in Washington State.
3. Netflix. I‘ll go to the theater but only when I want to see something on the big screen and if it‘s not too crowded.
4. Toy Story 4
5. 👍🏻

#HumpDayPost @MinDea @DebbieGrillo

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#BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2 #teamnewbie

Week 2 check-in: It was a struggle to get all my steps in this week but I managed it. 👍🏻 I‘ve had to back off of my strength training goal for now. I‘ll try again next week. That may just be something I can‘t do anymore. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I finished my second book so I‘m at 2 of 6 so that‘s going well.

@wanderinglynn @crazyspine @BookBridget @Econaghan @jmtrivera @laurar311 @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @WriterAtHeart

catebutler Great job this week! 🎉 2w
jmtrivera You did it! You got your steps! That's a great start. Little by little! 2w
sudi 👏👏👏 2w
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TheDaysGoBy You‘re doing great! 2w
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
Econaghan Awesome work! Keep it up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2w
BookishBelle Thanks y‘all! Just to clarify, that was my daily step count for yesterday. I made my 49k goal for the week by the skin of my teeth. @catebutler @jmtrivera @sudi @TheDaysGoBy @Megabooks @Econaghan 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week. And adapt your goal if needed to meet your needs. 2w
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4th of July | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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Starting this one today. I‘ve been alternately reading and #crossstitch -ing today. Kinda wish I had started this one yesterday. Lol Oh well. 🙃🇺🇸🤷🏻‍♀️

Tamra Beautiful! 3w
Joyfulmimi I want to start my cross stitching again @bookishbelle 2w
BookishBelle @Joyfulmimi Go for it! It‘s a lot of work but I find it so satisfying. 2w
Joyfulmimi I used to do it all the time. @bookishbelle. I will let you know when I start again 2w
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The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud
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Mehso-so

This was between a pick and a so-so for me. So-So won out because of the footnotes. They were really irritating. I‘d be in the middle of a good bit and I had to click on a footnote which may or may not actually have had any pertinent information. I read it in e-book format so they may be less annoying in print but I don‘t know that for sure. #bfc #bfcr2 Book 2 of 6.

tessavi I read the paperback. Having to go to thw footnotes was annoying, but I loved the humour! Maybe working them into the main text would have been better 🤔 2w
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#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc #bfcr2 #teamnewbie

Weekly check in: I did really well this week. I got in way more steps than I had set out to do. I finished one book and I got my strength training in. This is a pic from the extra long walk we did today.

@wanderinglynn @crazyspine @BookBridget @Econaghan @jmtrivera @laurar311 @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @WriterAtHeart

Clwojick 🌲🌲Such a soothing photo! 🌲🌲 3w
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌 And what a lovely place to walk. 3w
crazyspine Way to go. Nice photo 3w
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Endangered Species | Nevada Barr
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Pickpick

Another solid installment in the Anna Pigeon series! Left this book at home since I finished it in the middle of the night. Thanks #insomniareading ! So I thought I‘d post this picture of a butterfly that came to visit my office windowsill on the 17th floor yesterday.

This is #BFC 1/6 finished! #Bookfitnesschallenge #BFCr2

wanderinglynn Beautiful butterfly! ❤️ 17th floor, wow, that seems really high for it to fly. 4w
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#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFC2
Mid-week check in. I‘m about where I need to be for my steps. Mowing half the yard today helped. I have done one of my two strength training workouts and that seemed to go well. (My autoimmune disordered body decided she didn‘t like strength training a few months ago. So I‘m starting again slowly.) I‘m more than halfway through Endangered Species 1/6.

This is my #positive quote for the week 1 photo challenge.👇🏻

BookishBelle #teamnewbie So... are we going with this for our name? 4w
Cheshirecat913 Great quote. 4w
wanderinglynn Great quote! 👍🏻 And a friendly reminder to tag me on any of the weekly photo challenges, otherwise, I might not mark you down as having participated! 😉 4w
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

1. Really, I love most flowers. Gladiolus, lilies, and daisies are probably the top three.
2. Firestorm by Nevada Barr
3. Currently sort of bingeing Downton Abbey and Elementary.
4. There are so many. Mary Oliver and W.B. Yeats probably are the top two though. I also love Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and e.e cummings.

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#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2
@wanderinglynn @crazyspine

I thought I‘d go ahead and post something #positive. Even though this doesn‘t count for the challenge, my bf and I got a long walk in today and this is my current step count. I‘m writing from the couch. Maybe a little dead bc it‘s #hot.
We‘re supposed to post our goals. Mine are:

💪🏻2 strength training workouts a week
🏃 49,000 steps a week
📚 6 books in 6 weeks

Let‘s do this!

crazyspine Woah! What an impressive start! Do you know what book you're going to read first? 1mo
BookishBelle Thanks @crazyspine ! I‘m not too far into the two I‘m reading now so I‘m going to keep reading those. Endangered Species by Nevada Barr and The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1mo
LazyOwl Great goals. Great start to BFC. 1mo
Econaghan Great goals! You‘ve got this! 👍🏻 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey @Clwojick , I don‘t have any audio recommendations but here‘s a pic of my sweet Lucy. I hope your day gets better!

Clwojick Awe! 😱😍 She‘s adorable! 1mo
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Hey, #lmpbc #groupN #round6!
Here‘s my short list for the book I‘m going to choose. Have any of you read these? Are you more interested in one or another? I‘ll tag them in the comments so it‘ll be easier for y‘all to took them up.

@umbrellagirl @LitLogophile @nomadreader

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nomadreader I'm most interested in The Witches of New York (I loved her novel The Virgin Cure) or The Bookshop of Yesterdays, which I had not heard of but looks like a great book to read with other booklovers! Confessions of a Christian Mystic is the least interesting to me. I'll try to post some ideas today or tomorrow! 1mo
umbrellagirl I‘d vote for Bookshop of Yesterdays or Witches of NY. 1mo
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Y‘all. I just joined Round 2 of the #bookfitnesschallenge! #bfc I‘m a little nervous because my goals are definitely a little ambitious (for me). I have had to learn this year that I am not invincible and have had to back way off my usual fitness routine so I‘m hoping this will motivate me to get more steps in and to find a way to get some strength training back into my routine.

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#LMPBC @suvata #GroupN

I just joined #LMPBC for the first time. Group N needs one more member. I think this will be similar to #whodunitbymail but more manageable since it only lasts four months.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy6

umbrellagirl I‘m in! Glad to be on board. 1mo
nomadreader Excited to read with you and the rest of Group N! 1mo
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Endangered Species | Nevada Barr
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Starting this one tonight. We‘ll see how far I get before I fall asleep. #bedtimereading #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Such a pretty cat! ❤️🐱 1mo
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3rd Degree | James Patterson, Andrew Gross
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Pickpick

Finished this one today. I‘m on the fence between pick and so-so. It was a little cheesy in parts and he killed a main character (which isn‘t something I forgive easily). I chose pick though bc I‘ll definitely be reading the next one. And because maybe it‘s just my mood today. Might need a fantasy break from the murder mysteries soon.

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3rd Degree | James Patterson, Andrew Gross
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#booknlunch #lunchtimereading

I started this one the day before my trip to the beach last week. Today is my first day back at work and I am so happy to be reading over lunch! I need a break from the mountain of work I found when I got back!

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Firestorm | Nevada Barr
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Pickpick

Finished this one today. I did not figure out #whodunit before the end. Another great #mystery in the Anna Pigeon #series.

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Firestorm | Nevada Barr
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#lunchtimereading #booknlunch

Started this one at lunch yesterday. It‘s a smoking hot fast paced read so far! 🔥

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Firestorm | Nevada Barr
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I walked to the library from work today and checked out a few more books including this one. Started it today! #catsoflitsy

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2nd Chance | James Patterson
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this fast paced read. I forgot to take a pic of the book before I returned it to the library though, so I thought I‘d post a pic of kitty. #catsoflitsy

Melwilk So cute! I love black kitties! 2mo
Julsmarshall What a sweetheart! 😻 2mo
BookishBelle Thanks y‘all! She gets away with a lot because she‘s so cute. 😁 @Melwilk @Julsmarshall 2mo
AndreaLove So cute 1mo
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Cross-Stitch Samplers | Jane Kendon
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Thought I‘d post an update on this one while I‘ve got it out of the hoop. I haven‘t been working on it as much lately. Guess it‘ll be ready for Valentine‘s Day next year. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #notbookrelated #crossstitch

DebinHawaii So pretty! 😍 2mo
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2nd Chance | James Patterson
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Starting this one today. #2 in the #series. It has been awhile since I read the first. I think I remember enough though. My library only had the large print available without having it sent from another branch. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Ill Wind | Nevada Barr
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Pickpick

This was very good. I didn‘t like it as much as Track of the Cat but liked it better than Superior Wind. Another fantastic #mystery about Anna Pigeon!

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Ill Wind | Nevada Barr
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I‘m getting in some reading today. I don‘t have anything I *must* do (which hasn‘t happened much lately) so I‘m taking full advantage. #dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

TheLibrarian Look at that sweet face 😍 2mo
JoScho Love that face 🖤 2mo
BookishBelle Thanks y‘all! She is a sweetie! @TheLibrarian @JoScho 2mo
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Ill Wind | Nevada Barr
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#LunchTimeReading #BookNLunch

Third in the series (fourth chronologically)! These are really good!

TheSpineView The best lunches include a book! 2mo
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#Friyayintro @howjessreads

1. 😘❤️🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Two cousins
3. Making pizza tonight, getting my oil changed and sitting on my bum tomorrow, making a Mom‘s Day meal for my Mom and GoT Sunday.
4. Second and youngest
5. 😘❤️🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻

LibrarianJen 💖🤷🏼‍♀️🍻 2mo
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A Superior Death | Nevada Barr
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Doing a little #LunchTimeReading today. It‘s taking me awhile to get through this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #BookNLunch

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I‘m late to the party here but better late than never, right?

@howjessreads #FriYayIntro

1. David the Gnome.
2. A trip to Spain and Morocco
3. Look through what I‘ve got and see what appeals to me at that moment. If nothing, go to library.
4. No idea. Sorry y‘all.
5. What number on the enneagram are you? I‘m a 5. Take the test here: https://enneagramtest.net

CouronneDhiver Definitely a 1, but there are a lot of elements of 5 that fit too. 🤔 3mo
BookishBelle @CouronneDhiver I have some elements of 1 that fit too. 🤔 3mo
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A Superior Death | Nevada Barr
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Starting this one tonight! Can‘t wait to get back to Anna Pigeon!

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Pickpick

I finished this over lunch today. Very good!

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That chapter heading. Lol #LunchtimeReading #BooknLunch

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Started this one the other day. Good so far. #LunchtimeReading #BooknLunch

Follow.my.read LOVE LOVE LOVE Strange The Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares!!!! 3mo
BookishBelle @Follow.my.read Me too! They‘re so good! 3mo
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Mehso-so

This wasn‘t what I expected. If you want a view into how Japanese Buddhist monks live and clean, this is for you.

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Mehso-so

I finished this one a few days ago. I feel like it was a useful read. More memoir than how to though. Meh. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Getting in some #LunchtimeReading today. #booknlunch This one isn‘t quite what I expected but it is good.

Stacy_31 It was good but I thought he took waaaaayyy too long to get to the point of what helped. 4mo
robinb Yummm...that looks like butter beans (aka lima) and cornbread?! Delish!! 4mo
BookishBelle @Stacy_31 Yes, he has taken forever! I‘m about halfway through now. 4mo
BookishBelle Yes, @robinb ! Those are butter beans and cornbread! They were yummy! 4mo
robinb @BookishBelle Those are two of my favorite foods. 😊👍 4mo
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Thought I‘d post a pic while I‘ve got it out of the hoop. About halfway done. #crossstitch #audiostitch I have listened to a few audio books while stitching this. Not today though.

CoffeeNBooks That's beautiful! 4mo
Julsmarshall gorgeous! 4mo
robinb ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

1. Party at my bf‘s brother‘s house. Pinching as many people as possible. Jk
2. I bought one of those oysters on a pier in San Francisco when I was in college. It had a black pearl in it! I also found a four leaf clover in my backyard a few years ago.
3. Tagged. It was so good!
4. I‘m not much of a history buff. Thomas Edison, I guess.
5. 🍀🍀🍀🍀

BarbaraTheBibliophage 💚☘️👊🏻💚☘️👊🏻 4mo
howjessreads Haha! I hope you do pinch people. 🙂☘️😂 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Started this one last night. Doing a little #lunchtimereading #bookandlunch. This one isn‘t in the database. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Pickpick

This book was very good. I hated the ending though. So there‘s that. It was very well written. Almost poetry in places instead of prose. I‘ll probably read the next one to see what happens. You know, once I‘ve gotten over that ending.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I need one of those!!

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

I finished this one on #audiobook today. I did some #audiostitching and some audio yard work. This was pretty good. I just wasn‘t feeling it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

kspenmoll Lovely stitching!!‘ 5mo
BookHoarder32 I agree about the book. Love your project! 5mo
Eggs Gorgeous 5mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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#Lunchtimereading This book was a slow start for me but I‘m glad I stuck with it!

megzlynn I‘ll keep that in mind! I started this a couple of days ago and questioned if I would be able to finish it. 5mo
BookishBelle @megzlynn Glad I could help! It was odd at the beginning but it got much better! I‘m only about 170 pages in now. 5mo
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

1. Yes. A dog and a cat.
2. Maybe some yard work if it‘ll stop raining. Church, cross stitching, and making some soup for a friend who had surgery this week.
3. Hiking, writing, yoga, cross stitching, traveling
4. I‘d check off some more states in the northeast. I‘ve only been to NY up that way. Plus, I‘d get to see my Sissy.
5. What‘s your favorite flower?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Lily of the valley 5mo
CouronneDhiver Great question! I always feel a little silly because they‘re the most affordable but I LOVE carnations. 🌼🌸🌺 5mo
Lcsmcat Crocus, because they bloom so early. 5mo
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SailorMoon Wisteria 💕 5mo
DebbieGrillo Lilacs, then tulips 5mo
ConfessionofaBookaholic Lilies I think, but I don‘t really spend enough time around flowers to truly have a favorite. What‘s yours? 5mo
BookishBelle @ConfessionofaBookaholic I think I can narrow it down to a top three. Gladiolus, day lilies, and irises. 5mo
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