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#bookfitnesschallenge. So far this week - 6/10. Already completed my reading.

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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My books for May.
#PopSugar2019 40/50 - hobby, posthumous, question, zodiac, game, same title
#Chunksters2019 10/10 - TFMIR and TGWPWF
#AtoZ2019 26/26 - X and Z
#AroundtheWorld2019 7/52 - Azerbaijan, Haiti, Hong Kong,

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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DivineDiana 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3w
Cinfhen Fantastic!!!!! 3w
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#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn My motivation - My students who are graduating this year. I love them all so much. I walked 4 miles. Did not meet my goal, but I am still trying to get my energy back from the virus.

BookwormAHN Great motivation 👏🏻 4w
DivineDiana Good job! Great photo! 👏🏻👍🏻❤️ 4w
Caterina Great motivation. 😊 You can do it! Good luck this week! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Taking time for rest and recovery is just as important! There's always next week to meet goals. 😁 4w
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#BookFitnessChallenge - Did not do well last week. I was down with a nasty stomach virus which depleted me. I am still dragging. My books have been read. I plan to walk after school. I can do this.

Emilymdxn You can do this! Getting sick is horrible, but you couldn‘t have foreseen it and it‘s totally not your fault. If you‘re doing better you can get back on the horse and achieve your goals! 4w
TheSpineView Sorry you have been sick. Just happy you are feeling better! 4w
nu-bibliophile You got this👊 4w
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Caterina Oof, I hope you bounce back soon! So sorry you were sick. I hope your walk goes well and feels good! ❤ 4w
BookwormAHN I hope your feeling better 🌺 4w
4thhouseontheleft Let yourself fully recover! Stomach viruses are no fun. Hope you're feeling 100% soon! 4w
Clwojick Feel better soon! 💕☀️🧡 4w
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Pickpick

Freaking loved this book. I wonder if Ms. Spence would think it creepy that I want to be her best friend.

#PopSugar19 - 38/50

Cinfhen Agreed....so good!!! 1mo
rretzler Oh, I‘ve had this on my list. Glad to hear it was good! 1mo
GingerAntics I‘m going to guess she gets that a lot. lol 1mo
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My goals - 10 books / Walk 10 miles per week. I can do this!!! @wanderinglynn Thank you.

wanderinglynn You can do it! 🙌🏻 great goals! 1mo
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The House of Special Purpose | Christopher Hyde
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Just finished an awesome week of reading.

#PopSugar19 - 37/50 K?K! (question) / R (game) /
THOSP (same title)

#Booked19 - 17/24 R (social media) / LWFC (food) / TWR (middle grade) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

#ReadHarder19 - 14/24 LWFC (Mexico voices) / TWR (Oceania voices) / TOAOI (animal POV)

#AroundtheWorld19 - 5/52 K?K! (Haiti)

4thhouseontheleft You‘re making great progress in your reading challenges! 🎉🎉 1mo
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The Widow's War: A Novel | Sally Gunning
Pickpick

I highly recommend. I felt as if I was reading a primary document from the mid 1700s. I want to read more of Widow Berry, who fought for her independence from her son-in-law and won with the help of her smitten lawyer.

#AtoZLitsy19 - 23/26 (W) @BookishMarginalia

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Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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@Peddler410 thank you so much for all you got for my daughter. It was lovely. Much thanks for toward your daughter too. #mythsandlegendsjrswap

Peddler410 Glad she likes everything! 2mo
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Emma: A Modern Retelling | Alexander McCall Smith
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it. I need to read the actual classic in order to truly compare. The Jaguar's Smile was so so. You could tell the author did not like America and blamed Reagan for the war in Nicaragua. I'm not doubting that at all. I'm glad I read this book. I didn't know that we had gone against the Hague International Law.

#PopSugar19 34/50 (retelling of classic)
#AtoZLitsy19 22/26 @BookishMarginalia (J)
#AroundtheWorld19 3/52 (Nicaragua)

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Mythologies | William Butler Yeats

#mythsandlegendsjrswap

My Chaya received her box yesterday. Had a slight meltdown because apparently May 1 isn't her birthday.

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Catching up on my correspondence. Thank you so much @Jas16 for the lovely gift. How sweet of you. #jb

Jas16 I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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What horrible memories, but to make it a life's mission so there won't be a repeat is beyond my understanding of Grace. Mr. Wiesel is one of my heroes. A truly outstanding book.

Ms. Hannah, though fictional, also wrote to bring honor to the people who fought such hatred.

TCOTCB will be one of my faves for 19.

#PopSugar19 33/50
#Chunkster19 8/10
#Booked2019 14/24 (night, clifi, gift)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Three prompts done🙌🏻❣️I‘ve read all three and they are all excellent 2mo
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Round House | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

Definitely will stay with me for a long time. Incredible writing and characterization. Please read if you are interested in reservation life in the 80s to current time.

#Booked19 11/24 (indigenous author) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

4thhouseontheleft I love her books! 2mo
AmyG I lover her books, too. She is a wonderful writer. 2mo
Cinfhen I might try this one for this prompt!!! 2mo
Butterfinger @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft I would not have known about her without this prompt. Thank you. 2mo
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Pickpick

Another wonderful researched book of Weir's. I cannot get enough of her writing.

#PopSugar19 30/50 (includes a wedding)

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High praise. I am thinking of buying a subscription to the New Yorker to see more of this type of writing. Excellent read!!

#ReadHarder19 - 11/24 (book by a journalist)

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Didn't personally enjoy it, but I can relate to the multiple ironies of life.

#PopSugar19 19/50 (multiple POVs)
#AtoZLitsy19 21/26 (U) @BookishMarginalia
#AroundtheWorld19 2/52
(Czech Republic)

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Ice Palace | Tarjei Vesaas
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Since I was reading a bio of Katherine Swynford, why not also read Seton's Dragonwyck. Seton is who introduced this person to me.

#PopSugar19 28/50 (1 mil ratings - TGWTDT / plant on cover - MOTM)
#AtoZLitsy19 20/26 (I)
#ReadHarder19 10/24 (neurodiverse - TGWTDT)
@BookishMarginalia
#AroundtheWorld19 1/52 (Norway)

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New Hope | George Lucas, Hisao Tamaki
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New Hope ⭐⭐
Greatest Love Story Ever Told ⭐⭐
Flood Tide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Crown ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

#PopSugar2019 26/50 (The Crown - set in a convent)
#Chunksters 7/10 (Flood Tide - p511)
#Booked2019 10/24 (The Crown - genrebusting hf/mys)
#AtoZLitsy 19/26 (F, S)
#ReadHarder2019 9/24 (TGLSET - humor/SWANH - manga)

Cinfhen I need to look at my #pop19 ...I haven‘t been good about updating it 2mo
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Goldfinch | Donna Tartt

I read it in February, but I didn't include it in my challenges.
#PopSugar2019 (becoming a movie)
#Booked2019 (book to movie) @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#Chunksters (p771)

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Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr | Sammy Davis Jr, Jane And Burt Boyar, Jane Boyar
Pickpick

I devoured this book. It covered his life from his birth to the birth of his firstborn. All he wanted was to be treated the same as other performers. I admire him for his work and I'm so glad I got to read his story.

#PopSugar2019 25/50 (written by a musician)
#Booked2019 9/24 (features a musician) @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#AtoZLitsy2019 (Y) @BookishMarginalia
#Chunksters 6/10 (p630)

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Mehso-so

Finished. I loved some, disliked one or two of the short stories. Borges was a very intellectual man. I hate to say that I ignored proper nouns and italics because it went over my head Overall, it made me think which is why I read. It was a so-so for me. I'm thankful I was introduced to this work. Now on to Sammy Davis, Jr.

#PopSugar2019 - 25/50 (South American author)

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Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh | Katie Hamstead
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Had this book for a few years before I decided to read it. I only purchased it because the title is similar to my daughter's name. It was GREAT!!! I recommend it to any type of reader. It has intrigue, a nasty villainess, love interests, and a hero who will not betray her Hebrew beliefs.

#PopSugar2019 23/50 (fave prompt from past challenges)
#AtoZLitsy2019 16/26 (K) @BookishMarginalia

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Can anyone identify this person? One of my mother's favorite performers. I chose this autobiography for #Booked2019 Features a musician prompt and #PopSugar2019 Written by a musician prompt.

BookFrog Fred Astaire 3mo
Butterfinger @Slajaunie good guess, but nope. 3mo
Susanita Dick van Dyke? 3mo
Butterfinger @Susanita nope. I don't think it looks like him at all. It's Sammy Davis Jr. 3mo
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Halfway @jmofo. Some of it makes me uncomfortable, most of it makes me think, and that is why I love to read.

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@CareBear @phatsallylee @Chelleo thank you. I love being a part of the #jb group.

I may be wrong, but I think the show Fresh off the Boat is based on the book.

CareBear Oh, I love that show! 3mo
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Daniel Deronda | George Elliot
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Pickpick

My 1st online group read through Goodreads. Characterization was great. I enjoyed how Gwendolen's character matured throughout the book. My only wish is that it wasn't so wordy.

#Chunksters 5/10
#Booked2019 7/24 (public domain) @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!! Another prompt completed 💚 3mo
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The Three Musketeers | Alexander Dumas
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"One for all and all for one." One of my all-time favorite books and authors. When I saw the PopSugar prompt for a book that inspired a phrase, I knew which book I would read. I haven't read it in 25 years, so it was about time for a reread.

I also finished Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist. Loved it.

#PopSugar2019 (phrase and celebrity recommendation - Will Smith) 22/50
#AtoZLitsy2019 (A, T) 16/26 @BookishMarginalia

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Daniel Deronda | George Eliot
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Reminder to self- When participating in an online discussion, don't forget to double check the chapters before typing in huge spoilers. I'm so ashamed and annoyed with myself.

Patchshank Eh...it happens. It was accident. You're only a jerk if you do it on purpose 🤓 3mo
Butterfinger 💖💖thank you @Patchshank 3mo
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I received my book from the LMPBC Group @arubabookwoman Thank you all for your comments. @suvata thank you for setting this up. I enjoyed getting to know my new friends. @jmofo, I will send it to you as quickly as I can. I started it last night. @sprainedbrain glad I got to know all of you.

suvata I‘m glad you had fun. 3mo
jmofo Take time, if you need it to read the book! I hope you enjoy it. It‘s a different kind of book. 3mo
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The Last Queen: A Novel | C. W. Gortner

Learned so much about Juauna, sister to Catherine (Henry VIII's first wife). She was abandoned by everyone she loved and was separated from her children. Such an interesting creature. After reading Gortner, I'm left wondering, was she truly insane?

I also finished The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (E) and The Royal Mistress (2 word title). Started The Goldfinch (Chunkster, movie in 19).

#PopSugar2019 19/50
#AtoZLitsy2019 13/26
Chunkster 3/10

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My book club got to meet the lovely Ms. Childs yesterday. Such a kind person. It was definitely one of my favorite meetings. If you are doing the #ReadHarder2019 challenge, this book only has 2 reviews on Goodreads, including my own.

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Thank you @AmyG for my #blitsy package. You put so much thought and effort into it. I showed off my bag to everyone. Thank you @Chelleo for organizing.

AmyG I am happy you like everything. I so enjoyed shopping for you. 😘 4mo
Chelleo Great set of goodies! Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 4mo
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I miss seeing my favorite Litsy people. I hope they will hurry and come back. You are missed @kaye @TheReadingMermaid @dariazeoli

Kaye Thank you 😊 I appreciate this very much. 4mo
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor

I did not read 24 hours this weekend @Andrew65 #25b4Monday, but I did finish 2 books for Black History. The Hate U Give (own voices and literary award - William C. Morris) and Binti (set in space and an AOC set in space)

#PopSugar2019 16/50
#ReadHarder2019 7/24

Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
Andrew65 A great achievement, well done. 👏 Thanks for playing along. 👍😊👏 4mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I am stuck with a heavy weight on my chest. It is a book that changes my life and my perspective on life. Society has to change so ALL young people do not have to live in fear. Thank you for writing this Ms. Thomas. I am only half way through and I've cried buckets.

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My little girl's last night as a 7 year old and this is what she chooses to read with me. I will not grumble because it won't be long before she will not want to read and snuggle with her momma. 😭😭💖 Happy birthday my baby girl.

SassyBookworm Happy Birthday to your little sweetheart!!🎂🎁🎉 4mo
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With the Might of Angels | Andrea Davis Pinkney
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The school is having a book fair and my good friend knows I have no shame when it comes to books.
H - "Come on Tammy. I'll get you a book."
T - "No thank. How much?"
H- "I enjoy doing this for you."

I normally say no, but I can't say no when it comes to books. I'm shameless.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals for the weekend - Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (#ReadHarder2019), Black Panther by TaNehisi Coates, and The Hate U Give

I have a #blitsy package that I'm dying to open, but can't till the 28th. Please @Chelleo and @AmyG I am such a child when it comes to swaps.

I have been planning for a few days and only had BP. THUG has been on hold for 3 weeks, but just this morning I received my email. Yay! And B is only $4 on Amazon. My day is made.

Chelleo 😂Not much longer!!! You can do it!! 4mo
AmyG Ha! It‘s torture to look at swap boxes knowing you have to wait. I am sorry I sent it so early! 😝 4mo
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The Children's Book of Myths and Legends | Ronne Randall, Graham Howells
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Just signed up my 8 year old. She is one excited little girl. Thank you @MeganAnn

Butterfinger @MeganAnn will you make sure I submitted? It did something weird and I'm not sure if it went through correctly. Thanks for doing this. 4mo
MeganAnn @Butterfinger I‘m not seeing it. If you didn‘t get a confirmation email it likely didn‘t go through. 😕 Could you try again? Let me know if you still have problems the second time around. 4mo
MeganAnn @Butterfinger I saw it came through now. Thanks redoing the form! 😊 4mo
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Spring's Fury | Denise Domning

My goals for Spring #Booked2019
Night -oriented title: Night - Elie Wiesel or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Cli-fi: Clan of the Cave Bear
Indigenous Author: The Round House - Louise Erdrich or Ceremony - Leslie Silko
Features a Musician: Yes, I Can - Sammy Davis Jr.
Social Media Focus: Ripper - Isabel Allende or You - Caroline Repnas
Food on Cover: Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel

MelissaSue81 I‘m going to do Elie Wiesel too. When does spring #booked2019 officially start? I finished winter already. 4mo
AmyG @MeslissaSue81 you can read these any time, in any order. But spring is apr-june. 4mo
Butterfinger @MelissaSue81 @AmyG thank you for answering. I had no idea. 4mo
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Cinfhen Great choices to look forward to. Do you own the books or will you be using library?? Thanks for answering @MelissaSue81 question @AmyG 🥰#Booked2019 is a year long challenge but you can read any prompt at any time. We just broke it into quarters to make it more “manageable” but Littens are such voracious readers they are just breezing through the prompts😉🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
MelissaSue81 @Cinfhen - excellent! Good to know. 4mo
Butterfinger @Cinfhen, you asked a while ago: I don't know why I didn't answer. I would think half come from my tbr shelf and half from the library. 4mo
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I enjoyed this book and am so thankful for Litsy for putting Boyne on my radar. Each chapter delved more into the characterization and I can't wait till my next book from Boyne.

#PopSugar2019 (14/50) The Loving Spirit - du Maurier's debut. Claude and Camille - novel based on a true story.
#Booked2019 6/24
#AtoZLitsy 12/26 finished Nellie by Cynthia Woolf
@BookishMarginalia

Cinfhen I‘m really looking forward to this book. Thanks for sharing 😻 4mo
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@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

#Booked2019 All winter prompts complete (6/24)
Female Detective - The Hidden Child
Fairy Tale Retelling - The Bear and the Nightingale
Happy Place - The Healing Hills
Podcast - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Irish author - The House of Special Purpose John Boyne
New to me - A Man Called Ove Fredrick Bachman

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🙌🏻 well done 😁 4mo
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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Emma and Julian. Parabatai can't fall in love. 😭😭 Cannot wait for the next in the series.

WhatThePuck I thought of them too! 4mo
sprainedbrain Excellent choice! 😍 4mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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My favorite couple is not romantic. Laurie and Jo. I grew up thinking my best friend had to be a boy in order for me to be like Jo. She broke my heart along with Laurie's. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate

ErinSueGreads I hate when books betray you! 4mo
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Dorothy - I read the series, even enjoyed the series, and still can't understand how Dorothy got to be so evil. Because she had to go to back to boring Kansas with no magic. Crazy, right? But I did love how Paige used references to the original series and not the movie. It took me a long while to think of one. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate

sprainedbrain Great choice! I‘ve only read the first one, but couldn‘t figure out how/why Dorothy was so bad. 🤔 4mo
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Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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#frideas @SailorMoon
1. The Bronze Horseman
2. 2/15 too much pressure
3. Jeremy
4. Happy
5. It's a tie between Alexander and Edward

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 😍🌙 I've never heard of this book, but I will look it up for sure! And I totally get the pressure thing LOL 4mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate. I loved Snape since the begining. It didn't shock me, I always like the villains. I started reading about the time I started teaching -2000. And thought, I need to be snarkier. And then, Alan Rickman was cast. I loved his Sheriff in Robin Hood. Perfection. I was proSnape before anyone else. Haha. I wonder what that says about my character - that I enjoy villains.

ErinSueGreads @Meaw_catlady jussssst posted this too! 4mo
SailorMoon Villains always have more complex personalities, it's what makes them more interesting over the good ones! I have always love Snape, and also the Sheriff in Robin Hood... but The Man In Tights version LOL 4mo
AsYouWish Oh my stars, I love villains too! There is just something about them that makes them more interesting than the heroes sometimes. 4mo
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Three Men and a Baby: They Changed Her Diapers. She Changed Their Lives | Tom Selleck (Actor), Steve Guttenburg (Actor), Ted Danson (Actor)
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I think my Goodreads account is Tammy Dayton. I love this group. I feel like I have finally found a place where I belong. Yes Litsy, you are my Cheers bar. And now that song will be stuck in my head, but it's a good song. I couldn't find anything to tag but my favorite Ted Danson movie. ♥️💖 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 And I agree, Litsy is the best! 4mo
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