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Bookwormjillk
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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This book was not at all what I expected, but in a good way.

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My Mystery Message Swap box is all packed and ready to go! @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Awesome sauce! 1d
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Bookwormjillk
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So my #BFC didn‘t turn out like I expected. After I found out my foot was broken yesterday I took the day to sulk. Aside from the challenge I was really bummed because walking is how I keep myself sane. Today I declared sulking time to be over, and have been thinking about new ways to improve my fitness. Not counting points any more, but I can still challenge myself.

Oh, and I have finished 4/6 audiobooks, so there‘s that! Plus, Batman socks!

LibrarianJen Ouch! I would be sulking too. How long do you have to stay in the cast? 2d
Bookwormjillk @LibrarianJen I‘m in a boot for 6 weeks 2d
bewareofwords 😱 That‘s such a bummer! But you have a great attitude moving forward. 💪🏽 2d
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Crazeedi Oh No!! I Love your attitude. It's good to take one day to mope, then onward! Heal quickly! 2d
hes7 Oh no! Hope you find some great, creative ways to stay active and motivated! 2d
Cinfhen Awwww!! Sulking is fine but your can do attitude is BOSS 2d
BookwormAHN Love the socks 👏🏻 2d
DivineDiana Like your positive attitude! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2d
TheSpineView Not being able to walk is a bummer! Maybe sub upper body yoga and meditation instead? 2d
wanderinglynn It sucks when life really happens. Sorry about your foot. But adapt your goals and keep going. Meditation, chair yoga, upper body stretches are all good. You got this! 🙌🏻 1d
Rissreads I feel your pain! Hopefully you mend fast x 1d
Megabooks I‘m just getting over a broken foot. Sucks! 👎🏻 Walking is my sanity too. It‘s hard, but I know you‘ll get through this!!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 9h
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Bookwormjillk
Wait Till Next Year | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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I love this book and its acknowledgement of the role baseball can play in keeping families close.

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Looks like my time with the #BFC has come to an end. Broke my foot climbing a tree with my daughter 😳

Tamra Ouch!!! 3d
cobwebmoth Oh no! I hope you heal quickly! 3d
Caroline2 Ouch!!! I hope you have a speedy recovery! 💐 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!! I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 3d
kezzlou85 Oh no hope it heals quickly. 3d
hilded Ouch, that‘s too bad!! 3d
marleed Oh noooo. I hope all goes well. 3d
TheSpineView Yikes! Hope you are back in action soon! 3d
BookwormAHN I hope you feel better soon and you can still participate in the reading challenge part, hugs 🌺 2d
Bookwormjillk @Tamra @cobwebmoth @Caroline2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kezzlou85 @hilded @marleed @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN Thanks! I‘m pretty bummed as walking is what I love to do, but I am looking forward to the extra reading time. 2d
jenniferajanes 😢 I hope you recover quickly! 2d
Lcsmcat Heal quickly! 2d
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Bookwormjillk
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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This is the year I finally read Bel Canto.

Lcsmcat My first Patchett, and still a favorite! 3d
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Wait Till Next Year | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Busy day: working complete with awkward conversations, gardening, fishing with my daughter‘s Brownie troop, and almost finishing my #BFC book. Feeling much better than yesterday thankfully.

wanderinglynn Glad you‘re feeling better! And great job on your goal progress! 🙌🏻 3d
Caterina So glad you're feeling better!! Great job being active today! 👍 3d
BethM Glad you‘re feeling better! Great job! 3d
Megabooks That‘s great!! I‘m glad your health has improved!! 👍🏻👍🏻 3d
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Selected Letters | Charlotte Brontë
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I saved my #LitsyLove so I‘d have something to do while my son is at scouts tonight. I was thrilled with all of the different pretty cards! Replies will be in the mail tomorrow.

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Wait Till Next Year | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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I‘m struggling to get my steps today for #BFC Still need a thousand more to make my goal.

Started a re-listen of this book today and enjoying it much more than the walking 😜

wanderinglynn You can do it! 🙌🏻 4d
Jilly6183 I met Doris Kearns Goodwin at the airport once. I had no idea who she was and my husband had to tell me after lol 4d
BookwormAHN I sympathize, but you've got this 🍀 4d
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Bookwormjillk @Jilly6183 that‘s funny 😆 4d
dariazeoli Progress, not perfection. You‘ve got this! 4d
Caterina You got this! 🙌 It helps a lot to have a good book you're listening to for audiowalks! Hope it helps you get moving! 4d
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Pickpick

This thriller audiobook kept me walking, weeding, and doing laundry long past when I would normally quit. It‘s one of those where you kind of know who did it, but you have to keep listening to find out how and why.

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Another day of yard work. My #BFC goal was to hit 15k steps a day, but 10k steps plus three hours weeding and bringing mulch across the road is equivalent I think. At least I hope it is, because I can‘t move any more.

Only 45 minutes left in this audiobook, and I can‘t wait to see how it‘s resolved.

BethM Totally counts! 🎉 5d
wanderinglynn Yard work is hard work! Totally counts! Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
TheSpineView Good job! 5d
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This is the perfect summer read- not deep literature, but just what you want for a day reading outside by water.

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Today‘s #bfc step count is brought to you by yard work and this very good audiobook.

britt_brooke Beautiful photo! 🐝 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! Yard work is an excellent workout. 🙌🏻 and great photo! 6d
catebutler What a lovely photo, I‘d love to step right into this picture. 🐝🌿 6d
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CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! Great photo! 6d
BookwormAHN Lovely 👏🏻 6d
BooknerdsLife LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo! 😍🌸🐝🌿💜 6d
Megabooks Yard work can be so satisfying! 6d
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I started this audiobook yesterday for #BFC and am really enjoying it.

Today‘s step count is low, but I didn‘t realize my Fitbit was dead until noon. I took all of my regular walks though so I should be good.

Tonight‘s walk was fun because the kids came and talked to all of the neighborhood pets. This cat is called Merlin.

Megabooks How cute! 1w
marleed I liked this book. You are reminding me to go to goodreads and follow this author! 1w
BookwormAHN Nice walk, cute kids and a good book ✔ 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sorry your battery was dead—that‘s happen to me more than once. 1w
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this as an audiobook. Rick Bragg is an excellent author and reader, and I will look for more by him.

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Week one #bfc check in:
15,000 steps a day- ✅
(Yesterday was only about 9k but I made up for it on the other days. A work retreat kept me in meetings all day yesterday. Life happens.)
Vitamins every day- ✅
2 audiobooks read while walking/moving (goal is 6)
My Southern Journey
An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs)

Looking forward to next week when the weather should be better and I don‘t have to travel

Pictured is a pretty pond I saw on my walk

wanderinglynn Life does happen. Way to adapt! 🙌🏻 And that‘s a great first week! 🙌🏻 1w
bewareofwords Great job!! And how pretty. 😍 1w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1w
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Readergrrl 15,000 steps!!! Wow! I‘m impressed! I‘m pushing it to get 9,000! 1w
Read4life Super job! 👏🏻 1w
Bookwormjillk @Readergrrl My commute gives me a built in 5k steps every day, so I guess I‘m lucky in that way. 7d
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On a work retreat with no time to read or walk. Going slightly nuts.

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Today was so busy I hit my step count without trying. And maybe I washed my vitamins down with some ice cream, but at least I took them!

I‘m loving this audiobook and am sad it‘s almost over.

#bfc

Pictured: a tiny bird egg I saw on my way home from dropping the kids at school this morning

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
Caterina Great job!! 🎉 It's such a lovely bittersweet feeling to not want a book to end. ❤️ 1w
bewareofwords That egg is so cool. 😱 Good work on finishing today‘s goals! 1w
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Hestapleton Vitamins should always be taken with ice cream. I am a firm believer. 1w
Kaye Isn‘t Rick Bragg the greatest ? I could listen to him all day. 1w
TheSpineView Great job! 1w
Megabooks Ice cream is awesome! Everyone should indulge sometimes! 1w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
hilded Excellent way to wash down those vitamins 🤣 1w
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I have a company retreat this week, so this thriller about a retreat gone wrong appealed to me.

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Today was one of those days where I had to drag myself out to meet my goal, and then I sat down as soon as possible. Oh well, I got it done.

Seen on my walk: a random shoe on a fence.
#bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn But the important thing is you did it! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 2w
Caterina You sure did get it done!! Yay!! 🎉 🎉 The biggest wins are when you make it out there anyway! Also I'd wear that shoe. 😂 2w
Kaye Good job. Don‘t give up. 2w
Bookwormjillk @Caterina me too! It‘s a nice shoe! 7d
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On Cats | Charles Bukowski
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I didn‘t think I could dislike a book of poems about cats, but this wasn‘t my thing.

Kaila-ann I don‘t think your cat is enjoying it either lol. (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk @Kaila-ann no, he was not very pleased 😜 2w
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I had to take three shorter walks today in order to dodge the monsoons sweeping through. I would have never made the effort if it weren‘t for the #bfc so thanks @wanderinglynn

I‘m really loving this book too! It‘s great on audio.

Pictured here: my daughter taking advantage of the huge puddles in my second walk.

Tamra Kids would LOVE these puddles! 😆 2w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 2w
wanderinglynn Wow! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
TheSpineView Nice job! 2w
DivineDiana Now that is a fierce young lady! 👏🏻💗💪🏻 2w
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Pickpick

This book was right up my alley. Highly recommended for anyone who will take a detour when they see a brown sign on the highway.

Princess-Kingofkings This looks like a fun homeschool read. Thanks! 2w
Bookwormjillk @Princess-Kingofkings yes, I think it would be great for homeschool! 2w
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Food Lovers Garden | Angelo M. Pellegrini
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I have been looking for this book since I moved last July. Found it (and a few others) in the very last box in the farthest corner of my attic. Hooray for rainy days with “nothing” to do.

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Walking | Laleh Khadivi
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#bfc day two check in. Not a lot of reading today, but hit my steps goal and am about to take my vitamins.

My parents are in town so we took the kids to soccer and explored some local wetlands.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 I love exploring wetlands—you always see such interesting wildlife. 💚 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
dariazeoli Great! Did you name that frog, or am I the sole weirdo who does that with wildlife? 😂 2w
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Slajaunie I think he should be named Greg. I actually love frogs! My classroom is frogs and I collect them. @dariazeoli (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk @dariazeoli @Slajaunie my friend suggested Fernando. @wanderinglynn I was amazed at how much was going on in there! 2w
Slajaunie Nature is amazing! 2w
Kaye Good job. Good find also. 🐸 2w
BethM Look at your confetti! Woot! 2w
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Looking forward to settling in to some travel essays this afternoon

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Had a good #audiowalk today. There were hundreds of butterflies and dragonflies flying by. Halfway to my step count goal for #bookfitnesschallenge for the day.

Read4life Great job! 2w
wanderinglynn So pretty! I bet that made your walk just lovely. And way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
4thhouseontheleft How lovely! 2w
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Clwojick Way to go! ♥️ 2w
dariazeoli Nice work! Pretty view! 2w
Kaye 💖 2w
Chrissyreadit Pretty! 2w
Caterina Pretty! A great reward for getting out there for a walk. 😊 2w
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Walking | Bentley Little
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Here we go! Excited for the first day of the #bookfitnesschallenge

My goals are simple: 15,000 steps a day, take my vitamins, and listen to 6 audiobooks. As you can see I‘ve got miles to go before I sleep, literally 😜

Good luck everyone!

Reecaspieces You got this! 2w
wanderinglynn You can do it! 🙌🏻 2w
Clwojick I honestly should have put “Take your vitamins” on my goal list too! I always forget! 2w
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Bookwormjillk @Clwojick It wasn‘t on my original goals list, but I added it because I‘m really bad about it. Just a mental block I guess 2w
4thhouseontheleft Great start! 2w
Clwojick I'm the worst! I honestly never forget to take my BC every morning, and then i look at my GIGANTIC vitamins, and I tell my self I'll take them later... Instead of just getting water and taking them immediately. 2w
audraelizabeth Great Start 2w
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Bookwormjillk
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Am I the last person on Earth to read this?

marleed Welcome to Earth! 2w
Birdsong28 No I am!! Lol 😂😂 Seen the musical tho 📚📖 2w
SleepyDragon I haven't read it either, though I once gifted it years ago and recently bought a used copy.
2w
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A good walk- beat the rain, saw some chipmunks, and finally finished this audiobook which started strong, but was really dragging at the end.

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I‘ve been listening to this in the car. Very weird but in a good way.

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Listened to the What Should I Read Next podcast on my audio walk today. Looks like I just beat a storm!

This week‘s episode is really good!

ShyBookOwl I liked it too! I can't imagine keeping my book a secret that long (if I ever wrote one lol) 3w
Bookwormjillk @ShyBookOwl me too! I would be telling everyone! 3w
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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Finally caught up on my #LitsyLove - sorry for taking so long to respond friends!

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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Finally caught up on my #LitsyLove - sorry for taking so long to respond friends!

vumblereads I miss writing to pen pals 🧡 this is so nostalgic 3w
angelbaby May i be your pen pal where are you from 2w
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Louie is joining us for story time tonight.

Crazeedi ❣😻❣ 3w
marleed Junie B.!!!! Here‘s the birthday message I sent my 27 year old daughter yesterday: Happy Birthday to the Girl who puts the Merry in my Sunshine, the Junie B in my Jones, and the Cinco in my Mayo! 3w
Bookwormjillk @marleed ha! I love it! 3w
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I listened to my favorite podcast during my #audiowalk today. A must listen if you were a BSC fan as a kid. Just make sure you start at the beginning.

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Walking | Bentley Little
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There‘s still time to sign up! This is going to be fun!

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! ☺️ 3w
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Rainy Sunday afternoons are my favorite

SarahHarts_books LOVE the owl mug!!! 😍😍Owls are my spirit animal!!💖 3w
Sresendez12 I second loving your owl mug! 3w
jillannjohn LOVE the mug!! 3w
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My daughter‘s First Communion was yesterday, and the last guest just left. Time for some hard earned reading time.

RvnclawWhovian How cute!! My cousin‘s was yesterday as well 3w
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I‘ve been powering through some work related audiobooks, but just can‘t do it on a Friday night. Had to switch to a mystery.

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Went for a walk today and was rewarded with daisies ❤️

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I‘ve been reading this series one per month this year. This is the only one I don‘t own on audio, probably because all of the fighting and teenage angst drives me nuts. Started it on paper this morning. Hoping it‘s less nuts inducing this time around.

MoonWitch94 This one is actually my favorite book of the series 3w
Bookwormjillk @MoonWitch94 maybe I‘ll appreciate it more this time 3w
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Boy did I need this kick in the pants. My walking habits have been terrible lately. I‘ll commit to 15,000 steps a day and one audiobook a week. Thanks @wanderinglynn

Kaye Great to see you join, Jill 💕 3w
wanderinglynn Yay! So happy you‘ve joined us! 😀 3w
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1) yes
2) Stephen King or Louise Penny
3) would like it, but it‘s not a must
4) The Office and the Red Sox
5) vampires and snakes
6) sweet (nut allergy)
7) no
8) yes
9) yes
10) seashells

#mysterymessageswap @TheReadingMermaid

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We took a break from chapter books tonight to return to an old favorite. As usual we could barely get through it because we were laughing so hard.

suvata One of the best kids books ever 3w
Bookwormjillk @suvata I agree. So funny. 3w
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Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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Three pages left, but I just can‘t keep my eyes open. This will have to become my first book for May instead of my last book for April.

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Bookwormjillk
Swing | Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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Pickpick

Another 5 star book. Engaging and perfect for audio.

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Bookwormjillk
A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Beautiful and heartbreaking. This one will stay with me for a long time.

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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This book is killing me. Please send ice cream and tissues.

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Swing | Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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Fell asleep reading earlier and messed up my timer for #24b4Monday but then turned things around with 3 hours of audio gardening. I like this book a lot so far.

Mynameisacolour Audio Gardening!!😍😍😍 4w
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