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Caterina

Caterina

Joined August 2016

Seminary-bound 25 year old just trying to figure out life while reading as many books as possible
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I've spent today going through boxes. My parents moved while I was living in Palestine, so there's a chaotic horde of things from my former pack-rat self. I'm committed to KonMari-ing it all before moving to California in August, so that my parents will only have a few boxes of mine to hold onto. As breaks from the dust and tiring emotions of this project, I've loved settling in with Severance today for the #24B4Monday #readathon. I'm at 3 hours.

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#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn
End of Week 2 Update Post:
I finished 6 books, getting me to 12/12 for my book goal.
I walked or ran/walked 6/4 days this week, exceeding my goal.
I had 19 extra update posts + this official update post (3 pts) + 140 comments on posts = 162 points this week, 418 points total. (I started commenting so much because I'm competitive, but now I love chatting with y'all so much! 💕 Still competitive though 😉)

RachelO Wow! You‘re storming this! Are you listening to audiobooks on triple speed or something? 16h
Caterina @RachelO Thanks! The fastest I ever listen to an audiobook is 1.2x if the narrator is slow - actually, I finished undergrad May 6, got surgery May 10, and wrapped up my youth director job that same week, so this challenge has basically been my full time job. 😂 Without it to motivate me, I would have very little meaning in my life at the moment. 🤣 16h
RachelO @Caterina Ooh, big changes, exciting times! Hope you‘re feeling good after surgery, and keep it up. I‘m expecting to be 500 steps behind you all weekend 😉 16h
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cobwebmoth 😄I love how you're rocking this! I'm extremely introverted and not remotely competitive, so I'm really struggling with commenting on very many posts, but I'm really inspired by everyone that's participating. 15h
Marina_h Wow, way to go!! I'm introverted like @cobweb so I'm not finding commenting on posts easy. 15h
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Excellent week 2! 14h
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 14h
Read4life You are rocking this! 🤘🏻🤓 13h
DivineDiana Way to go! 👏🏻👍🏻💪🏻 11h
VanChocStrawberry I love this simple tracker! 10h
Megabooks Excellent!! 🥳🥳🥳 10h
guinsgirlreads Good job hitting your goals! 👏🏻 7h
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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Y'all, Mrs. Kronborg just makes me smile. "No use spoiling your Sunday dinner with race prejudices." You tell 'em Mrs. Kronborg! ?? #catherbuddyread @Graywacke

Graywacke Diplomatic, I guess. 🙂 19h
Graywacke (Sorry, just thinking, it could be a US public announcement...) 19h
Caterina @Graywacke She's definitely diplomatic! Right, we could've used this right around Thanksgiving. 😂🤣 I love how Mrs. Kronborg is so straightforward and simple and no-nonsense. Like she's not going to engage in a deep, meaningful conversation about racism, but she does make it clear that she does not approve. 19h
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Tanisha_A She is such a badass that way! 19h
Graywacke @Tanisha_A @Caterina I do like her more and more as the book goes on. She really gains a lot more of our respect in Part 2. When she stares down one of her grown sons into silent obedience ... had to smile at that. 15h
Lcsmcat She‘s one of my favorite characters! 11h
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Kicked off the #24B4Monday #readathon with some reading on the porch after my early morning run/walk! Loving this #ARC from #Edelweiss, it's exactly the nonfiction essay collection I needed in my life right now. #Haymarket @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

RadicalReader Early morning walks are the best love listening to audiobooks while walking 19h
Caterina @RadicalReader I love audiowalks too! When I'm run/walking though I find I have to listen to pump-up music to keep myself going. 😂 But afterwards I can rest and drink water and read! 👍 19h
Clwojick I missed out on my audiobook this morning during my walk to work, but I got to chat with my best friend so that was nice. ♥️ 17h
Andrew65 Looks a lovely day! 😀 13h
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7 AM run/walk to start off week 3 of the #BookFitnessChallenge! Made a cute little snake friend - maybe a baby black rat snake? The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie soundtrack is still my running jam. I'm enjoying run/walking with this app more than I ever have! Feeling good! 🙌 #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 19h
TheSpineView Awesome! 19h
4thhouseontheleft Great job! That snake has a strong squiggly game going on. 🐍 19h
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audraelizabeth Good job. 17h
nu-bibliophile Great workout! Love running too! 16h
Simona Nice start❣️ 14h
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 13h
DivineDiana Love the snake pic! Great job! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 11h
guinsgirlreads Oooh great job but no thank you on the snake lol 😂 👏🏻 7h
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Thanks for the tag @Emilymdxn 😘 Now that my headache is gone I'm finally getting around to it!
1. Reading a ton before starting my Master of Divinity! And in August moving across the country to Berkeley!
2. The tagged essay collection from Haymarket Books.
3. Hmm I'm not much of a snack person, but either fancy cheese or hummus.
4. Apparently 110°F/43°C. 🥵
5. I'm so late, anyone who wants to do it!
#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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I've spent the afternoon and evening fighting off a bad headache, so instead of an evening walk I'm enjoying an evening porch reading. I already got plenty of working out in this morning, so it's nice to be "lazy" guilt-free. ? Now if only my headache would go away... #BOTM #bookofthemonth #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

baes I hope you feel better soon! 1d
britt_brooke I‘m reading this now, too! 1d
KathyWheeler I hope your headache goes away. 1d
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Kathrin Feel better! I really enjoyed that one! 1d
BookwormAHN I hope you feel better soon 🌺 1d
Chrissyreadit Feel better!!! 1d
wanderinglynn Hope your headache goes away soon! 💚 1d
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This weekend is the #24B4Monday #Readathon, and I'm all in! Shooting for the full 24 hours. I'm reading a lot of books at once right now, so I'd like to finish a few I'm reading right now (on the left) and replace the #audiobook I'll finish today with 2 new audiobook starts (on the right). Slaughterhouse-Five will be my official banned book for the theme, but I might read more.
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

TheReadingMermaid Those all look like awesome reads! And you got this girl! 2d
Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 You‘ve got this! 2d
Andrew65 Good luck with getting to the 24 hours, igniting behind you. 😊👍 1d
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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Went for another run/walk at 6:30 am, then weight machines and stretch class at the YMCA. Showered and enjoyed a smoothie on the porch, and now it's nap time after reading a couple issues of The Song of the Lark on #SerialReader in bed. #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn #catherbuddyread

OrangeMooseReads Way to go! That is a full day already lol 2d
bewareofwords Dang, you‘re on a roll! Way to go! 💪🏽 (edited) 2d
hes7 Wow, way to go! Definitely sounds like nap time now. 2d
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RachelO You‘re going great! 2d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2d
jb72 Good job! 1d
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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"Did you say walk?" ?
He didn't know what he was getting himself into. ? 1 hour 20 minutes and 4 miles later, after a very hilly, very looonngg walk, we are home again. I was tempted to walk until I finished this audiobook because it's so hard to put down, but I still have another hour left. I can finish it tomorrow. ? #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy #Pippin

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 And way to go! 🙌🏻 2d
KathyWheeler I loved that book! Great job on the walk.👍🏼 2d
TheSpineView Great job! Looks like your walking buddy is pooped out. 2d
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nu-bibliophile Awww💗💗 2d
mcipher He may hide next time you say “walk”.... 😆 Sounds like it was lovely though! 2d
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 2d
TheEllieMo Aww, that face!! So cute! And well done on the walk! 2d
dariazeoli I can‘t; he‘s so stinking cute! Nice job to both of you on the walk 🐶 2d
jb72 Good job! 1d
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Great 1 hour, 3 mile walk this evening with my (unfortunately) incorrigible dog. At least he waited for me to take this picture before whining at the deer and scaring them off! I was so into my #audiobook that I couldn't stop walking, even though I already worked out for 1.5 hours this morning. #audiowalk #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

hermyknee Awww! Dog walks are the BEST! 3d
kindergartenkat Such a great book! I immediately bought the second one after listening to this one. It's on my next week tbr. 3d
Caterina @hermyknee They are! And he gets so excited at the mere mention of a walk, it always motivates me to get out there. 😊 @kindergartenkat I was thinking about buying the second one immediately after finishing too! Maybe we'll be listening to it at the same time, that would be fun! 😊 3d
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3d
BethM Killing it! Got to love incorrigible pups! 3d
Clwojick I love those days! There‘s something to be said about an audiobook that has you wanting to get out and get moving while you‘re listening 💜 3d
KathyWheeler Way to go! I loved that book. 3d
bewareofwords That‘s amazing! Go you! 👏🏽 3d
RadicalReader Audiobooks make fitness absolutely fantastic 3d
Megabooks That‘s great! I hope your gums are healing well. 🤗🤗 3d
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3d
TheEllieMo Well done on the walk, great photo! 3d
dariazeoli Excellent ! Pretty sure my Millie would‘ve scared them off way before a photo op 😁 3d
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#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn
After a fierce start to the day with a run/walk, weights, and stretch class, I've taken 2 naps, spent all day emailing with IT trying to pay my housing deposit for seminary, and read on my Kindle. I look forward to taking this pup for a walk when it cools down a tad (89°F right now). I'm not loving this #ARC from #NetGalley, but I think I'll finish it today. #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy #Pippin

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3d
TheSpineView Good job! 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3d
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guinsgirlreads Super! 👏🏻 3d
4thhouseontheleft It's hot here too! Two naps sounds divine. 😁 3d
Clwojick 🐶♥️😍 I also napped, but with my mini sleep monster Totem 🐱 3d
TheEllieMo Wow, what an incredible start to your day! 3d
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Went for a 6:30 am run/walk for the first time since the surgery. 25 minutes, 1.5 miles. The soundtrack of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse was the perfect companion! Then I did weight machines at the Y for the first time since the surgery too, and then I did stretch class. Great start to the day! I love accomplishing so much before 9:00 am. Now I can reward myself with reading! 😊👍 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

4thhouseontheleft Way to go! Doesn't it feel great to be able to exercise again after surgery? I just had my 4 week post-op appt today. 😃 4d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4d
guinsgirlreads Wow! Awesome morning!! 👏🏻 4d
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nu-bibliophile I love morning workouts too! 4d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4d
Caterina @4thhouseontheleft It does feel great!! So glad you're doing well post-op. 😊 @nu-bibliophile They're the best! @wanderinglynn @guinsgirlreads @BookwormAHN Thanks y'all! 3d
kindergartenkat Way to go! 3d
Clwojick This sounds like a fantastic morning! Keep it up! 🧡💜 3d
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Today is the first day since May 10, the day of my gum graft surgery, that I haven't gone for a walk at all. #BookFitnessChallenge has been working - that's a 9 day streak! - but I needed a rest day. I finished two books and made significant progress on two others today, and I cross stitched, and I bought a cute new pair of shoes. Tomorrow I'll be back to it, but today it was so nice to just sit outside and read for a bit. 💕 #BFC @wanderinglynn

Julsmarshall Sounds like a wonderful and we‘ll-deserved day! Glad you‘re on the mend! 4d
cobwebmoth You've been doing great! You totally deserve a rest day.❤ 4d
audraelizabeth You deserved a day of rest. Great job on reading and cross stitching. 4d
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Chrissyreadit 🥰🙏I‘m impressed with all you‘ve done! 4d
BethM Awesome! Rest is healthy! 4d
monalyisha Buying shoes is my favorite. 😉 Second only to sitting outside & reading. 😍 4d
BookwormAHN Fantastic, you deserved a break 👏🏻 4d
wanderinglynn A rest day is important! Especially considering you‘re healing. 💜 4d
dariazeoli Rest days are super important- way to take care of you! 4d
guinsgirlreads Rest days are necessary! Nice job!! 4d
4thhouseontheleft Rest days are extremely important! I find I usually come back stronger after a rest day. 4d
Simona Last week I was active for all seven days ... I realized that I need a rest day, so I changed my goals and for now - Friday is the day for being ‘lazy‘. 4d
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#ARC #Edelweiss #Haymarket "It's easy now to assume that one's perspectives on race, gender, orientation, and the rest are signs of inherent virtue, but a lot of ideas currently in circulation are gifts that arrived recently, through the labors of others. Remembering that people made these ideas, as surely as people made the buildings we live in and the roads we travel on, helps us remember that, first, change is possible, and second...

Caterina ...it's our good luck to live in the wake of this change rather than asserting our superiority to those who came before the new structures, and maybe even to acknowledge that we have not arrived at a state of a perfect enlightenment, because there is more change to come, more that we do not yet recognize that will be revealed." 5d
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Y'ALL. I seriously teared up a little when I opened this email. I just signed up for Edelweiss+ on a whim a couple days ago and immediately requested this, not feeling very optimistic about getting it, but in the "why I want it" section declaring my love for Haymarket Books (my fav publisher) and Rebecca Solnit, and I GOT ITTTTT. I know what book I'm gonna start reading today! ??❤️ #edelweiss #arc #haymarket

ManyWordsLater Elena Ferrante has an op-ed in the New York Times about women and power and storytelling. Seems like the beginning of an exciting trend 4d
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My motivation pic for #BookFitnessChallenge... is y'all! ❤️ #BFC has been such a blessing. I'm such an extrovert, and I would be miserable right now if it weren't for Litsy and BFC, because I just finished undergrad and my job, got gum graft surgery, and can't talk or smile or laugh or eat normal food. 😭 But thanks to Litsy and BFC, I'm feeling motivated to read and walk and comment, and it's been good for my soul. ❤️❤️❤️ @wanderinglynn

marleed Oh I hope your smile returns soon because virtually you‘ve never lost it! I love Litsy and this BFC too! 5d
wanderinglynn Thank for sharing your motivation. ☺️ 5d
nu-bibliophile I hope you feel better soon! And congrats on finishing your undergrad!! 5d
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BookwormAHN Congratulations on finishing your undergrad, I hope your mouth heals quickly and love your motivation 👏🏻 5d
TheSpineView Feel better soon! 5d
guinsgirlreads It is very motivating! Thank you 🙏🏻 😉! 4d
Bookwormjillk Congrats on finishing your undergrad. I hope life gets back to normal soon. 4d
audraelizabeth Congrats and great job 4d
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I have a feeling I'll be finishing a few books this week for #BookFitnessChallenge! I'm currently sitting at 8/12, which is amazing, because I made the goal of 12 books based on reading slightly more than I had been reading for the previous 6 weeks, and instead I've been reading A TON more. Thanks for the inspiration and support, y'all!! 🥰❤️ #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5d
Marina_h Well done! 5d
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bewareofwords You‘re doing so great! Way to go! 🥳 5d
Bookwormjillk Nice! 4d
audraelizabeth Great job 4d
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Evening #audiostitching while I try to get rid of a headache I've had for more than a day. I picked up this cross stitch kit at an antique shop for a couple dollars the other day, unopened. I finished the orca piece I was working on and will post a pic sometime. I also managed a 30 minute walk earlier this evening. Enjoying winding down with Michelle Obama. 💕 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Hope your head feels better soon. 💚 5d
dariazeoli Hope you‘re feeling better this morning. MO‘s book is a great one to wind down to! 5d
Bookwormjillk Hope you feel better! 4d
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Fitbit apparently automatically recognized a 20 minute swim when I was really doing some #audiolaundry and #audiotidying... But okay! 🤷😂 I'm happy to count it as some kind of getting moving for the #BookFitnessChallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

Emilymdxn If fitbit says it counts then I believe it! Well done! 5d
wanderinglynn Housework is hard work! Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
BookwormAHN Housework counts, great job 👏🏻 5d
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guinsgirlreads Housework is a workout! 🧽 5d
BethM 🎉anyone who thinks housework doesn‘t count, doesn‘t do it on a regular basis 😂 5d
Bookwormjillk Did it think you were in the washing machine?? 5d
VanChocStrawberry Lol!!! At least you got some exercise! 5d
Chrissyreadit I definitely count housework. 5d
Clwojick 😂😂😂 @Bookwormjillk 5d
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Perfect lazy Sunday afternoon. 💕 Later when it's cooler I'll take this pup for a walk, I'm eager to get back to listening to Becoming. 😊 He would definitely approve of Masha's dog Haizum in the book I'm reading! #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy #Pippin #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

TheLibrarian I ❤️ Bostons. 6d
marleed I loved listening to Michelle tell her own story. 6d
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 6d
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guinsgirlreads ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
Bookwormjillk Cute 🐶 5d
Chrissyreadit 👏👏hope you enjoyed your walk. 5d
Clwojick What a cutie! 😍 5d
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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Sitting on the back porch with my morning smoothie (still can only eat very very soft things) and book so that Pippin doesn't scare off the 10 deer munching in the front yard. I'm looking forward to going to church soon, I missed it last week because of the surgery and am longing to go back! 💕 A little sad though that I don't have time for a walk on this lovely morning. #BookFitnessChallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn #catherbuddyread

tpixie Pippin is on alert! But nice and quiet! My little dogs dart out and bark loudly at our deer!! #DogsOfLitsy. Fast healing! ♥️♥️♥️ 6d
wanderinglynn Enjoy your morning! 💜 6d
Graywacke Wishing you rest and healing 6d
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Clwojick Happy Sunday! 💙💜 6d
Megabooks Smoothie looks great! 6d
VanChocStrawberry Feel better!! 5d
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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2.4 mile 48 min walk to the lake and back this evening, as promised in my earlier #BFC post! It wasn't much cooler - 85°F - but no sun! And I could take my dog without hurting his little paws on the pavement! 🐾 We saw 7 deer total (in the circles), 1 fox, and a bunch of bats. I lowkey sobbed in the street as Michelle Obama talked about the Bushes making sure the Obamas experienced the smoothest transition into the White House ever. 😭

Erin7 Sounds like a lovely walk. Too cool I hat you saw deer along the way🌻 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6d
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Felso 👏🏻 Envious of your walk! 6d
BookwormAHN Nice walk 👏🏻 6d
britt_brooke That‘s a Boston terrier, right? What‘s your pup‘s name? 6d
Caterina @britt_brooke Yep, he is! Pippin, after the hobbit. And he gets in about as much trouble. 😂 6d
britt_brooke @Caterina Oh, how cute! 😆 Pics of Bostons always make me happy. We had to let ours go last summer. He was 11 and had cancer, bless his sweet little heart. 😔 6d
tpixie What a great walk!! The Bushes were so gracious to the Obamas. Class act! on the Transition of Power! 6d
Clwojick Deer are very popular in my area too. But they‘re so skittish, so they freak me out a little bit. 6d
Megabooks The Obamas are so classy! And I like Laura Bush a lot. Probably because she was a librarian!! 😁😁 6d
Caterina @britt_brooke I always love pics of Bostons too. ❤️ I remember pics of yours from when I first got Litsy. So sorry, I know how hard it is. 💔 3d
britt_brooke @Caterina Thank you. 💕💕 3d
Caterina @tpixie They sure were! I love how they still seem to get along well too. 😊 @Megabooks the Obamas and the Bushes are very classy! My mom also likes Laura Bush a lot. I don't remember as much about her since I was 14 when Obama was elected. @Clwojick Sometimes when they go crashing through the woods as I approach it scares me! But ours aren't too skittish here, at least compared to when we lived in town. 3d
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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1 Audio: Trail of Lightning, Becoming, The Man on the Mountaintop. E: The Song of the Lark, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Just for Clicks, A People's History of Chicago, A Passion for Books. Print: Co-Creating, Are Prisons Obsolete?, Severance. 11 total. 😅
2 A Woman Is No Man, by Etaf Rum. Leading my church's June book club discussion on it!
3 The Jane Austen Book Club. Haven't read the book, but liked the movie!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

tpixie Wow! Lots of books!! 6d
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Okay BFCers, thanks to your support I dragged myself out there for a walk! It was a good reminder that it's that time of the year again... time to start waking before dawn to get walks and runs in, because boy is this heat rough! My walk in 90°F + sun at noon was not pleasant, but I'm glad I made it out there. I might walk again at sunset, when it'll get down to the low to mid 80s. Loving this audiobook! #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

Meaw_catlady Looks like a beautiful place to walk! Good job! 💕 7d
TheSpineView A+ to you for walking despite the heat! 7d
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 7d
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Megabooks Awesome job!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻 6d
BarbaraJean Good for you—walking in 90-degree weather is no joke! Your evening walk should be a breeze by comparison! 6d
4thhouseontheleft I'm gearing up for those early morning summer walks, too. Because the evening walks may be a bit cooler, but there are a ton more mosquitoes! 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But be sure to hydrate well. 6d
VanChocStrawberry It wasn‘t that hot here, but I had the same revelation today. Looks like a lovely walk, though! 👏 6d
bewareofwords That‘s so great!! Good for you! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 6d
Caterina @4thhouseontheleft North Carolina buddies! 🙌 😂 @wanderinglynn @VanChocStrawberry @bewareofwords Thanks y'all! 😊 6d
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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Finished Part 1 for the #catherbuddyread discussion tomorrow! ? Not without a tear or two. I'm enjoying this book a lot so far, it's hard to put down! And it's fun that Thea is a pastor's kid like me; I'm enjoying some of the commentary on the expectations of pastors' families in small towns. "The fear of the tongue, that terror of little towns, is usually felt more keenly by the minister's family than by other households." Very true. ?

Caterina Re: #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn I've spent the morning lazing around and reading this book, still trying to convince myself to go for a walk. I only have 185 steps and it's nearly 10:30. 😅😂 7d
jb72 You can do it! (Although I‘m in the same boat right now 😂). 7d
wanderinglynn You got this! A walk at lunchtime will be lovely. 😉 7d
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Caterina @jb72 @wanderinglynn Thank y'all, I made it out there!! 🙌 7d
Caterina @jb72 You can do it!! Have you made it yet? 7d
jb72 @Caterina Well I am up and cleaning the house so I guess I‘d call that a win. LOL 7d
Caterina @jb72 Definitely! 7d
Graywacke Glad you got your walk in. Love your perspective on this small town. 6d
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Listening to a talkative owl at the end of the evening as I dig into this. Fav quote so far, regarding authority and the patriarchal church: "What [an unnamed clergywoman] has discovered is that what others might see as a conflict with authority is often a confrontation with power. Thus she recognizes what the hierarchy might designate as her 'authority problem' is really an issue of power." #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

Trashcanman You won't regret, if you choose to believe it. 1w
VanChocStrawberry This sounds likes a good one! 1w
BookwormAHN Great quote 💙 1w
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I'm starting my Master of Divinity in the fall. Both of my parents also went to seminary, so I'm enjoying talking to them about it and borrowing books from them. The one on the left is from my mom and the one on the right is from my dad, and it's such a joy to read them and see where my parents underlined passages when they were at a similar place to where I am now. 🥰 Walked to the lake to read today. #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

BarbaraJean Love this! How wonderful to connect with your parents through their books like this! 1w
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1w
Megabooks Lovely and congratulations!! 1w
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ness Congratulations!! 1w
TheLibrarian Congratulations!! 1w
BookwormAHN Fantastic connection, congratulations 😸 1w
DivineDiana How proud they must be of you! ❤️ 1w
wanderinglynn Congrats! What an amazing journey you‘ll be on in the fall. 1w
VanChocStrawberry Great family history! Where are you attending, if I may ask? 1w
Caterina @BarbaraJean @Chrissyreadit @Megabooks @ness @TheLibrarian @BookwormAHN @DivineDiana @wanderinglynn Thank y'all so much for the kind words!! ❤️😊 @VanChocStrawberry Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California! It's ELCA Lutheran, and part of the Graduate Theological Union. 😊 6d
VanChocStrawberry I don‘t know a whole lot about Graduate Theological Union, but I have a friend who got his doctorate from there and then worked at two different seminaries in Berkeley. I hope it‘s a great experience for you! It‘s an amazing area, so I hope you get to live there, too. 😂 6d
Caterina @VanChocStrawberry What a cool connection! I'm excited because I love being part of the ELCA, but the seminary being part of the Graduate Theological Union will let me take classes from other seminaries too, even ones that aren't Christian. And I am THRILLED to move to Berkeley!!! I've lived in the Carolinas for most of my life and will consider Berkeley to be as much my classroom as the seminary. 😊 6d
tpixie @Caterina how wonderful reading your parents books! You‘ll learn about them in a different way! Congrats on getting into seminary! Enjoy all the experiences! 6d
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Loving this audiobook, but also delving into the critiques of Roanhorse's use of Diné culture. What do you think?
Criticism from Diné Writers' Collective: https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/opinion/trail-of-lightning-is-an-appropr...
Article with relevant quotes from Roanhorse: https://www.tor.com/2018/07/20/rebecca-roanhorse-reddit-ama-trail-of-lightning-d...
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Caterina Roanhorse herself is Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, not Diné, but her spouse is Diné and she calls the Navajo Nation her second home. Interesting questions of cultural appropriation and inappropriate sharing of information meant to be kept within the Diné people are being raised. 1w
KathyWheeler I loved this book, but hadn‘t seen this criticism. (edited) 1w
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Build Yourself a Boat | Camonghne Felix
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Today's #BookFitnessChallenge reading spot. 😊 It's perfect because it's a 1.2 mile walk from my house, so I get a walk in, and then I can settle in and read for hours in the cool shade by the water. Despite the walk, I'm considering today a #restday. Updates on my reading to come later. ❤️ #BFC @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice spot 🌻 1w
TheSpineView Beautiful spots are conducive to reading and napping! 1w
wanderinglynn What a lovely spot! 💚 1w
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Jess Great spot! 1w
guinsgirlreads Wow! ❤️👍🏻 1w
Megabooks Beautiful!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
BarbaraJean That sounds like the perfect #bookfitnesschallenge reading and walking destination! 1w
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Weekly Check-in #1 for #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn - I exceeded my fitness goal of walking 4 days a week, and I am ahead on my goal of finishing 12 books, having finished 6 already. I'm loving this challenge, it's been the perfect way to keep my spirits up as I recover from gum graft surgery on May 10! I love following all y'all's journeys and sharing words of encouragement with each other. ❤️ 230 points this week, 256 total points.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
Caterina @wanderinglynn Thank you! It's amazing how much this challenge has motivated me, it's been perfect in every way. I'm reading more, walking more, and interacting with lovely Littens more than I have in a long time. Thank you for making the challenge. ❤️ 1w
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guinsgirlreads Such a great challenge! Good job with week 1!! 1w
Megabooks Great job, and I hope you‘re feeling better! 1w
Caterina @Megabooks Thank you! Silly me, I've been trying to talk, and now I'm very sore and back to ice packs and Tylenol. 😅 But I'm going to be stricter about not talking and I'll get back to doing just fine again I'm sure! 😊 1w
BarbaraJean Great first week!! 👏🏼🎉 1w
Megabooks @Caterina On the upside, you have beautiful handwriting, so I‘m sure people would appreciate notes!! 👍🏻👍🏻 Mine‘s a mess! 😂😂😂 1w
Clwojick I loveeeeee my MildLiners 😍 6d
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Another Country | James Baldwin
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Walked twice and did stretch class today, got over 11,000 steps, and got 12 active hours for the first time since getting my FitBit. Also finished Another Country. 😊 It was a good day for fitness goals and book goals! 🎉 #BFC
Got my gum graft touched up at my appointment and will hopefully be getting my stitches out in 2 weeks, but in the evening the roof of my mouth started bleeding again. 🙄 At least books and walking are keeping me busy!

BookwormAHN Way to go. I hope you feel better soon 👏🏻 1w
imabusybee That is awesome!! 1w
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imabusybee Awesome about your steps and books not about your mouth 😑 sorry about that 1w
Emilymdxn That‘s amazing! I‘m so pleased you‘re making progress with your mouth! 1w
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 1w
TheSpineView That is so awesome! 1w
SarahHarts_books You're rockin' it girl!!! Be proud!!! 🙌 🙌 💯🎉🎉 1w
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻 1w
bewareofwords That‘s amazing!! Good luck on your continued recovery. 👏🏽💪🏽 1w
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Another Country | James Baldwin
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Another 30 min morning walk around the YMCA park before 30 min stretch class. 😊 Now I'm at my periodontist office for my first post-surgery appointment!

I'll probably finish Another Country today. It took about 7 hours for me to warm up to it, but by the last 5 hours (out of 16) I've been loving it! It was a little awkward though to walk by a bunch of other walkers while listening to a sex scene. 😂
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
VanChocStrawberry You fit A LOT already today!! 1w
TheSpineView Good job! 1w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1w
guinsgirlreads Lol 😂 good job though!! 1w
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Another Country | James Baldwin
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First walk of the day! ☑️ I was going to take the tagged book along in my earbuds, but walked with my mom instead. It was lovely! The weather has been just perfect since the #BookFitnessChallenge started! On Friday it's going to hit 90°F and stay with highs around 90 for at least a week, probably the rest of the summer, but this last gasp of spring is charming. 💕 #BFC @wanderinglynn

Skyrimir Awesome! I‘m envious of your view. 1w
wanderinglynn Lovely view! And great job with your goals! 🙌🏻 1w
RealLifeReading What a nice place for a walk 1w
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squirrelbrain Gorgeous view! ❤️ 1w
TrishB Lovely 💕 1w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1w
hilded Wonderful view 😍 1w
Emilymdxn Well done! And that‘s intense weather, where do you live???? I start to melt around 24 centigrade (which is apparently 75 Fahrenheit) (edited) 1w
TheSpineView Way to go! What a lovely spot to walk! 1w
Cinfhen That‘s just gorgeous ❤️ 1w
Clwojick It‘s so pretty! I am loving all these scenic pictures that everyone is sharing. 😍 1w
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Thanks @Emilymdxn for the tag 💕 @Eggs #wondrouswednesday
1 I've been a youth director for a year, and my church started the Growing Young program, so I read the book
2 Yes! I enjoy listening to them to get myself pumped for a lifestyle change I've already decided to make
3 Last summer I enjoyed the tagged book
4 Maybe the first year I had migraines and fibro, before I found audiobooks. I didn't read at all 😭
5 @Megabooks @Cinfhen @BookwormAHN ❤️

Eggs Poor baby-migraines stop everything in its tracks😢 1w
Cinfhen Thanks so much for the tag ❣️❣️❣️Glad your oral surgery went well 🙏🏻 1w
BookwormAHN Thanks for the tag 🌻 1w
Megabooks Thanks for the tag! I‘m sorry you‘re dealing with fibromyalgia and migraines! 💙💙 1w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Went for 3 walks today, thanks to the #BookFitnessChallenge! The last one was in the dark with Pippin (my dog) and Michelle Obama, my new BFF. 💕 Pros of living in the forest: no strange men. Cons of living in the forest: no streetlights and lots of wild animals. 😂 Saw 5 deer and heard many other large creatures in the woods... 😅😬 #BFC @wanderinglynn #audiowalk

Felso Beautiful photo! 1w
4thhouseontheleft Lovely sunset! 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
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ness Lovely! Also I feel that country life. 🦌 👀 🌚 1w
monalyisha I‘d *love* to live in the woods. For now, I‘ll settle for my park-view. Congrats on working so hard toward your goals! (edited) 1w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
hilded What a beautiful setting 🤩 1w
dariazeoli So pretty! Way to go - your companions are excellent 😊 1w
Clwojick I would be a little sketched out by the animals 😂 1w
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Madam Secretary | Madeleine Albright
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Okay y'all, what book (fiction) should I read if I'm obsessed with the show Madam Secretary? Smart, awesome woman fights to make the world a better place through foreign policy as Secretary as State. 🔥🔥🔥

wanderinglynn So not a fiction book, but I‘d recommend any of Madeleine Albright‘s books. (edited) 1w
Caterina @wanderinglynn Oohh good to know, thanks!! I tagged her book because it showed up, but I've never heard of her. 🙊 (Showing my age 😂) 1w
wanderinglynn @Caterina She was Secretary of State under Clinton. Amazing woman. Fascinating biography. 1w
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Caterina @wanderinglynn I'll have to check out her biography, thanks! ❤️ 1w
marleed Oh I bet you can YouTube some Madeleine Bright interviews. She‘s a fascinating woman. 1w
Lcsmcat Also worth reading (or listening to Madeleine Albright read to you) is 1w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I need a break before I listen to the last five hours of Another Country (it's so heavy!), so I switched to Becoming, which I'm halfway through and loving. Broke out an old granny square crochet project from years ago and am re-teaching myself crochet. #audiocrochet #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn Amazing! Pleased to see you taking care of yourself inside and out. Another Country is certainly heavy, it took me a while to read, Becoming will build you up much more! 1w
wanderinglynn Very cool! 👍🏻 1w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1w
QueenJen Beautiful work! 1w
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I'm counting these three plays as one book for #BookFitnessChallenge (book 5/12). My undergrad major was classics, so I'm definitely biased toward Greco-Roman stuff, but I think everyone should read these tragedies. Their exploration of justice, family, pride, faith, government, guest-host relationships, fate v. free will, and blindness (literal and figurative) is just as relevant today as it was over 2000 years ago. #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And I‘m loving your cross-stitch. I hope you‘ll take a photo of the finished piece. 👍🏻 2w
Mommamanzi Beautiful stitching! 2w
BookwormAHN Fantastic stitching 🌻 1w
guinsgirlreads Looks great! 1w
Megabooks You‘re doing great! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Glad you‘re continuing to feel better. 😁 1w
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Started the day with a 30 min walk around the Y's park, then a 30 min stretch class in the Y. Felt good to get moving and to stretch. #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn
My stomach hurts from the ibuprofen I've been taking to manage the pain and swelling post-surgery. I'm not taking any today, but the mouth pain is still bad too. I barely slept last night, but I got a 2 hour nap after the Y. Thankful for y'all + #BFC inspiring me right now. 💕

cobwebmoth Great job! I really hope your pain eases soon. 2w
wanderinglynn Can you take aspirin instead? If not or if the pain is bad, I‘d call your doctor and explain the problem with the ibuprofen. In the meantime, great job on the walk. 🙌🏻 Take care of you. 💚 Sending healing thoughts & vibes your way. I hope the pain lessens soon. 💚 2w
Caterina @cobwebmoth Thanks! 💕 @wanderinglynn I can't take aspirin, the only option is tylenol, which doesn't seem to affect the pain at all. With any luck the pain will lessen soon! In the meantime I can manage. Thanks! ❤️ 2w
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Marina_h You're doing great! It takes time to heal after surgery ❤ 2w
Bookwormjillk Hang in there! You‘re doing great! 2w
DivineDiana You are a warrior! Hang in there! 👏🏻💪🏻👍🏻 1w
BookwormAHN Sometimes Zantac can help with ibuprofen related stomach issues. Good job though 👏🏻 1w
guinsgirlreads You‘re doing awesome! 👏🏻 1w
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Book 2/12 for the #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC Finally read this classic, and I'm so glad I did! It was such a quick read and so much more interesting than the pop culture references we generally get. Good dramatic, tragic Gothic romance read, which I always enjoy on #SerialReader. Empathized with Frankenstein and with his creation, but mostly loved poor Henry. 😂 @SerialReader @wanderinglynn

CoffeeNBooks Great book! 2w
nu-bibliophile One of my faves 2w
wanderinglynn One of my faves too. 🙌🏻❤️ 2w
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marleed You Go! I‘m impressed. I think on my next book challenge I will commit to books of literary significance. There‘s just so many I want to read but I‘m a sucker for a new release and seeing how fast I can get it from the library. 2w
Caterina @CoffeeNBooks @nu-bibliophile @wanderinglynn I enjoyed it a lot!! @marleed Thanks! I think a lot of new releases have as much literary merit as the classics, but I definitely enjoy trying to read the classics that have become part of our culture! And some of them are some of the best books I've ever read, like One Hundred Years of Solitude! 2w
BookwormAHN Great job, I'm due for a Frankenstein reread myself 👏🏻 2w
Palimpsest I finally read Frankenstein last year and for me it‘s one of the best books I‘ve ever read. I‘m now reading a biography about Mary Shelley. 2w
Caterina @Palimpsest Wow so glad you enjoyed it so much! Have you read any other Mary Shelley you'd recommend? 2w
Palimpsest @Caterina no, I haven‘t looked into her other works yet, but I know she‘s written at least five other novels and short stories as well as a travel journal and letters. I guess I loved the idea of who truly are the monsters in society, the idea of obsession turned to repulsion and I love the theme of the Sublime within Frankenstein. Also, the more I learn about her and her parents as radicals/ Revolutionaries of the times I am fascinated. 2w
Palimpsest I just got this biography, Romantic Outlaws, about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley which I should be reading soon. 2w
Palimpsest @Caterina I was reading In Search of Mary Shelley, but there was some supposition within the text that feels overreaching to me so I wanted to read another biography. 2w
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Lord of the Butterflies | Andrea Gibson
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Andrea Gibson is a gem whose words grip with all the artistry of old-fashioned poetry, all the raw emotion and radical political back-droppings of Instagram poetry, and all the compelling flow of spoken word. Very few misses in this powerful collection of hits. TW: mental illness, self-harm, suicidal ideation, gun violence. Full review: https://bookandstitch.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/lord-of-the-butterflies/
Book 4/12 for #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC

wanderinglynn You‘re kicking butt on books! 🙌🏻 2w
BarbaraJean Check out that book total!! 🎉 2w
TheSpineView Doing good! 2w
kindergartenkat I LOVED this book so much! 2w
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Tbh Oedipus at Colonus is super underrated.

#audiostitching with this reread, enjoying the Audible full-cast of these plays. As a classics major for undergrad, I always love spending some time with some Greco-Roman lit, even just in translation. 😊

Might listen to Antigone tonight too, or might save it until tomorrow. Already at 4/12 books total and 3/4 workouts for the week for the #BookFitnessChallenge #bfc #crossstitch @wanderinglynn

guinsgirlreads Awesome totals!! 2w
KathyWheeler It‘s been a long time since I read Oedipus at Colonus but I remember loving it. 2w
BarbaraJean Such a great book total already!! 2w
Caterina @guinsgirlreads @BarbaraJean Thanks! 🎉 @KathyWheeler It's so good!! Glad you've read it and enjoyed it, it often gets overlooked! ❤️ 2w
KathyWheeler @Caterina We read Oedipus Rex in a drama class; I liked it well enough to read the other two on my own. 2w
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The Jane Austen Book Club | Karen Joy Fowler
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Such a fun movie to spend the afternoon with. ? @ all y'all with the #BookFitnessChallenge #bfc - see, I'm resting/recovering from the surgery! ? I may or may not have put "watch a movie" on my to do list for the day, just to force myself to rest... ? I'm also getting some good reading in and will try to get some reviews up later! @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Get better soon! 2w
marleed Oh I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself! 2w
BookwormAHN Take care 🌻 2w
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wanderinglynn 💚 rest is important. 2w
Emilymdxn I LOVE this movie. I find it so good for the soul. I‘m so glad you‘re taking time to rest and feel better physically and mentally - it‘s definitely what the newyearwhodis book stack would want for you or I chose shit books! 2w
guinsgirlreads Rest days are necessary! 2w
Caterina @TheSpineView @marleed @BookwormAHN @wanderinglynn @guinsgirlreads Thanks!! I'm resting up and healing. ❤️ @Emilymdxn YES it was the perfect feel-good soul-refreshing movie!! ❤️ And I look forward to reading every book you chose for newyearwhodis, I'm so excited about all of them! 😊❤️ 2w
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Long walk with the pup today! This is what happens when someone else isn't with me to monitor my post-gum graft surgery walks. 😂 The weather was just so nice, and the breeze was lovely, and it was such a good distraction from the pain, and it felt so good to use my legs and lungs... Plus, I couldn't get my heart rate up higher than it's supposed to get right now, since I can't breathe through my mouth. 😂 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc #dogsoflitsy

TheSpineView Way to go! Don't over do... 2w
Caterina @wanderinglynn Forgot to tag you! @TheSpineView Thanks, I won't! Now I'm forcing myself to rest and do some reading 😊 2w
Clwojick Your walking route looks so peaceful! ♥️ 2w
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
Kaye 🌟 2w
Megabooks Fabulous!! I take it you‘re feeling better, which is great!! So happy! 😁💙💜 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Glad you‘re feeling better. 2w
hilded Best of luck with your recovery, it sounds like you are doing well - that‘s excellent 🙌🏻 2w
4thhouseontheleft Sounds like your recovery is going well! 🎉 2w
Caterina @Clwojick This neighborhood is perfect for walking! No cell service and only occasional GPS, but you're right, it's so peaceful! ❤️ @BookwormAHN @Kaye @wanderinglynn @hilded @4thhouseontheleft Thanks, my recovery is going better than I expected! Still constant pain and not much sleep, but I can do things! 🎉😊 @Megabooks Thank you dear, all the prayers are working 💕😊 2w
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Another Country | James Baldwin
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Finished the first latch hook kit I had found (the sunflower) and on to the other latch hook kit (the horse). Both of these are very old and had been very abandoned. Now they'll get a second go, especially if I manage to turn them into pillows and give them to someone who would like them! Completely absorbed by Another Country, I can hardly hit pause to make this post. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn So glad you‘re enjoying it! 2w
Librarybelle I have a ton of latch hook kits - I used to love to do them! Maybe I need to get back in the habit and listen to an audiobook. 2w
dariazeoli Glad you‘re enjoying the book! 2w
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4thhouseontheleft Lovely! This brings back memories of time spent with my grandmother. 😊 2w
Clwojick This is awesome! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! I audiostitch all the time! 2w
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Another Country | James Baldwin
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Rediscovered this latch hook kit recently, and decided it'd be the perfect distraction from the pain tonight. This is my starting point, I'll probably finish it up in one go. Listening to Another Country, at about the halfway point. Hoping to finish it for the Book Fitness Challenge. #audiolatchhooking #audiohooking #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Hope your pain eases soon. 💚 Sending you healing vibes. 💜 2w
jewright Hope you feel better soon. 2w
robinb So sorry for your pain...hope it passes soon! 2w
Clwojick 💜♥️💙 2w
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Made it out for a 30 minute, 1.5 mile walk today with my parents and the pupper (Pippin). So good to hear the birds and move my body a bit. Now back to bed and ice packs and recovering from the gum graft surgery. Finished Frankenstein while resting today. Loving checking out y'all's #bookfitnesschallenge posts when I have the energy. 😊 #bfc @wanderinglynn
2/4 workouts done for the week
2/12 total books read

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
jb72 Yay! Good job! I hope you recover quickly! 2w
Velvetfur Good luck with your ongoing healing x 2w
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TheSpineView Excellant! 2w
guinsgirlreads Great! 👍🏻💪🏻 2w
4thhouseontheleft Cute puppy! Best wishes during your healing. 2w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 2w
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I made it out for a 20 minute, 1 mile walk with my mom and dog today, 24 hours after getting out of surgery. Yay! 😎 I also finished my first book of the challenge, Alien: Out of the Shadows, an Audible original full-cast drama. 👍 Now I'm back to lying in bed with an ice pack on my face, trying to drink little bits of water occasionally. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 🙌🏻 Just don‘t push yourself too hard! 💚 2w
jillannjohn What a great start! 2w
nelehelen That‘s awesome work!! Now get lots of rest!! ♥️ 2w
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TheSpineView Great start! Keep up the good work! 2w
Clwojick Way to go girl! ♥️ 2w
cobwebmoth That's great! 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
kspenmoll After surgery? Good for you!!! Take care! 2w
Caterina @wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @nelehelen @TheSpineView @Clwojick @cobwebmoth @BookwormAHN @kspenmoll Thank y'all! 😊 And don't worry, I've been resting a ton! Other than managing a shower and a cup of yogurt, those 20 minutes were my only time spent out of bed today. And boy did it feel good to move a bit, and breathe in the fresh air! 👍 2w
Marina_h Well done so shortly after surgery 👍 A little sometimes goes a long way! 2w
Jess I‘m really interested to hear what you think of the book. I am a huge fan of the Alien movie series but haven‘t tried any of the books. Hope you are feeling better. 2w
dariazeoli Awesome job! I admire your willpower so soon after surgery 🙌🏻 2w
DivineDiana You are amazing! Such determination! Wishing you a quick recovery! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
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The meds and ice packs are working just well enough for me to listen to this engrossing, full-cast audio drama. I know nothing about the Alien franchise, I've just had this free book sitting in my Audible library for a while with no plans to read it until today. So thankful for something that can occupy my mind while I hold an ice pack on my face. 👍 This might end up being my first book read for the #bookfitnesschallenge! @wanderinglynn

Read4life Sending positive thoughts your way. Glad to hear the audiobook is providing some distraction from the pain. 💙 2w
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 2w
BookwormAHN I hope you feel better 🌻 2w
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4thhouseontheleft Good vibes for quick healing. 💜 2w
Megabooks Feel better soon! I‘m praying for you! 💙💜 2w
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