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The Accident Season | Mora Fowley-Doyle
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Week 1 Update for #BFCr4:
🏋🏻‍♀️ Went to the gym 1/3 times. However, I did do three short hikes while visiting family in Blowing Rock, NC, so I feel like I hit this.
🧘🏻‍♀️ Practiced yoga 1/3 times. Missed one of my classes due to family trip mentioned above.
🍝 Ate more than my goal of home cooked meals!
📚 Read 7/16 books! The tagged book was a pretty good gothic YA - perfect for October.

guinsgirlreads Awesome! 👏🏻 9h
Trashcanman Wooot you did great! Great picture 9h
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 7h
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My brain had a hissy fit this week, so instead of pushing myself at work, I did what needed to be done and then hid with my Kindle. The benefits of working from home...?

As a result, I need to up my book goal for #BFCr4 because I‘ve read all six books that were my original goal. 🤣 My goal now is 16 books — two per week, plus the six I got done in the first week.

(I didn‘t continue the series b/c my library doesn‘t have #6 available right now!)

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic goal increase. And such a fun series—if you liked it, I‘d recommend her other cozy mystery series Haunted Home Renovation. The first book in that series is 3d
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My #BFCr4 goals are:

🏋🏻‍♀️ Go to the gym 3x a week.
🧘🏻‍♀️ Practice yoga 3x a week.
(Photo is my Experiential Anatomy Yoga homework.)
🍝 Eat a homemade meal 3x a week.
👂🏼 Go to therapy at least once in the six weeks.
📚 Read/listen to 6 books.

I fell off Litsy during round 3, but I‘m back on the necessary meds now and I‘m ready to enjoy things again! Good luck team! 💪🏻

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
Trashcanman Awesome goals teammates! Nice to meet you 🤗 1w
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I haven‘t posted a #BookHaul in forever!

The Intimacy Interviews was written by a friend of mine and I‘m reading it for book club this month; the rest are for my yoga library and a series of workshops I‘m planning on the chakras. 😄

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Janus Stone | Elly Griffiths
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#BFCr3 Week One Update (w/ bonus pic of Moonshine!)

Yoga Every Day ✔️
Sometimes it was just one pose, but it was every day!

6,500 Steps / Day ✖️
I‘ve gotten them the past two days though!

Two Home Cooked Meals / Week ✔️✔️
Salmon Cakes & Breakfast for Dinner

Freedom from Soda (Positive Spin on “No Soda) ✔️
Today was the hardest day, but I made it.

3/10 Books Read, including the tagged book. ✔️
Other two tagged in the comments.

#TeamFitLit

Ericalambbrown Go you! 💪🏻 2mo
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MatchlessMarie Doing good!! 👟👟👟 2mo
AsYouWish Great job!!! 2mo
Balibee146 Woo hoo 👏👏👏 2mo
Megabooks Great job!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
4thhouseontheleft That‘s a lot of goals, and you did a great job! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
cariashley Great job and adorable cat 😻 2mo
Jerdencon Nice job!! 2mo
jmtrivera NICE! 2mo
kspenmoll Great week! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
kspenmoll Cutie cat!!!😂 also, love the series you are reading! 2mo
Meaw_catlady Awww so beautiful!! 🖤 great week! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 2mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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I almost bailed on this book because I wasn‘t feeling the chemistry of their “meet cute,” but I‘m so glad that I stuck with it! This contemporary romance feels more like real life than the regencies I read, which means their relationship built realistically. I loved getting to know them, their friends, and becoming invested in how it all worked out.

Book 2/10 for #BFCr3, #TeamFitLit! The photo was taken as I finished the book after a walk w/ Bo.

4thhouseontheleft Aww, your Bo looks so cozy and cuddly! 😍 #dogsofLitsy Great job on the walk and book progress! 2mo
Balibee146 Fab job.... What sort of dog is Bo... Those look very like vizzie ears from that angle?? 2mo
ChasingOm @Balibee146, we‘re not 100% sure, but we‘re pretty sure he has some boxer and some lab — maybe vizzie too! 😂 2mo
Balibee146 @ChasingOm 100% cute 😍 2mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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If you haven‘t yet, you should read this book.

If you love audiobooks or you want to fall in love with audiobooks, you should read this book.

If you have ever had a complicated relationship with a parent, you should read this book.

Everyone, of you haven‘t already, you WANT to read this book.

It‘s beautiful and raw and smart and has ALL the feelings.

It was the first book I read for #BFCr3. #TeamFitLit

Balibee146 Well done! Stacked 👍👍 2mo
bookandcat Sobbed while reading this lol..all the feels is right! 2mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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So glad to be a part of #teamfitlit once again! I‘m going to work on posting more regularly this time around, as well as hitting my previously posted goals. 😬

🏡 I live in Barboursville, West Virginia.

🕒 Third time‘s going to be a charm!

💪 According to the VIA survey that @4thhouseontheleft linked, my top two are ❤️ of Learning & Kindness.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Being kind to myself & connecting with the other people on my team and in #BFCr2 is the goal!

4thhouseontheleft I‘m not surprised to see fellow Littens who also have love of learning as a top strength, considering how much we love to read! 😃 2mo
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#BFCr2 was tough b/c I was traveling, so for #BFCr3, I'm focusing on staying grounded in my good habits, even when I'm on the road. My yoga practice helps, so I'm stepping it up. Even if I simply do some warm ups or one pose, focusing on my breath helps me stay grounded, so I'm striving to do it every day. Cooking at home helps too, so I've rearranged my kitchen and plan to use it! In fact, I'm off to do my grocery shopping now...

#TeamFitLit

AsYouWish Awesome goals!!!! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 2mo
Jerdencon Great goals! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Awesome goals! 2mo
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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This poor little free library isn‘t empty anymore!!

I found this at a local park while getting some of my #bfcr2 steps in, so I took some of the books I was going to sell to Half Price Books and brought them here instead. This is right next to a playground, so I put some of my favorite YA in — Akata Witch, Escape from Aleppo, and Gail Carriger‘s YA Series, to name a few — as well as some Kingsolver and MacLean for the parents who‘re watching. 😄

marleed Good for you! Donating to and selecting from a LFL is the best! 3mo
Cortg Awesome! My daughter built one at the beginning of a bike trail on park & rec property. It's currently full and someone left a large plastic bin full of more books! Thanks for adding books to this adorable library! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft We have one in our neighborhood, I incorporate a swing by it on many of my walks! 2mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Spent an awesome evening outside finishing this book. 🥰 It feels so good to be home — even the mosquitos couldn‘t put a damper on my mood!

I adore the Grishaverse and can‘t wait to pick up KING OF SCARS sometime soon.

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Here‘s my #nomakeupnofilter selfie for #BFCr2!

One of the best things I‘ve learned during this round is how much I like getting out in nature & listening to nothing. I had to adjust my book goal accordingly, but it‘s nice to just listen to my breath and Mother Nature!!

I remember loving this book when I read it years ago; the paths Bryson walks along the Appalachian Trail are very similar to what I‘m walking in my own corner of Appalachia!

wanderinglynn Beautiful! With a great smile. ❤️ And what a lovely setting. I‘m with you on nature—I prefer just to listen to the music she makes. 💚🌳🌼 3mo
RainyDayReading So pretty! Love your smile! 3mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Meaw_catlady Lovely! 💕 3mo
Megabooks Beautiful!! 3mo
sudi You're very pretty 💜 3mo
britt_brooke So pretty! 3mo
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After a long week of conferencing, my sister and I spent our Monday off at the beach! I didn‘t want to bring my Kindle, so I borrowed this one off of her shelf and now it‘s going home with me tomorrow. 😂

This definitely counted as meeting my “go outside” goal for Week 4 of #BFCr2. I love the water, so this was the best goal met of the whole challenge! 😍

wanderinglynn I love the beach and miss living near one. (The Pacific Northwest “beaches” aren‘t the same as SoCal beaches.) And overheard that book is great! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft What a great break after a busy week! 🎉🎉 3mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I finally finished this one. I loved the execution of the audiobook — it really sounded like a “Behind the Music” type production — but I wasn‘t crazy about the story itself. I cared about the characters, but wasn‘t super excited to listen to the drama — I get enough in real life. 🤣

This was book #4 of 10 for #BFCr2! (I also hit my step goal this week, but not the food, nature, or yoga goals. I‘ve been at a conference all week, so it‘s ok!)

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 It‘s hard to stick with our routines on travel. So great job hitting your step goal! 🎉 3mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 I didn‘t love it either. 3mo
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I‘m in Philly for a conference this week (meeting my step goal easily for #BFCr2, hah!) and, although I don‘t have much time for reading, I would MAKE time to visit your favorite bookstore! So — anyone have a “can‘t miss it” suggestion??

Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly suggestions?? 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Shakespeare & Co., Joseph Fox, A Novel Idea (but that‘s in South Philly), and Book Corner are all 👌🏼. @Megabooks 3mo
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Follow the River | James Alexander Thom
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A quick check in for #BFCr2 Week 2!

Here‘re some pictures from the 3 (!) nature walks I did this week, plus a bonus photo of my husband napping with our nephew. (We‘re visiting this weekend.) ❤️

I‘m revising my book goal to 10 books, NOT limited to audiobooks listened to while exercising. I‘ve found I enjoy listening to nature better when I‘m hiking in the woods. I‘m at 3 read so far!

My hikes have sparked a desire to re-read the tagged book.

wanderinglynn Lovely photos! 💚 And way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I've never read the tagged book, but now I'm intrigued! Your nature walks all look lovely! I agree about listening to nature, I listen to audiobooks when walking in the neighborhood, but not when out on hikes or in more wooded areas. Great job this week! 3mo
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Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses | Sage Rountree, Alexandra DeSiato
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#BFCr2 Week 2 Check In!

I met my step goal the last two days of the week; coincidentally, those are also the days I taught yoga, so I feel there‘s a correlation, hah. I also cooked at least one meal at home and walked some of my steps outside, enjoying the great outdoors! All in all, a good week for me — and I celebrated by treating myself to this book to inspire me as I continue to plan future classes! 😄

#BookFitnessChallenge

ChasingOm Oh yeah, finished one audiobook too! 3mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 3mo
dariazeoli Nice work! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! How do you like the book? I‘m looking to incorporate yoga into my life coaching practice more, beyond the asanas. 3mo
ChasingOm Ooh! The first part of the book may not be super relevant to you because it‘s about finding your voice as a teacher, but you might be able to tweak it for your clients. 🤔 The second part is full of themes and ways to work the themes into a class; only a small portion of their suggestions are asana relevant. In short, you should see if you can find a copy to flip through! I bought mine at BooksAMillion, so it‘s relatively “mainstream,” hah. 3mo
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The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
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Finished my first audiobook for #BFCr2 yesterday while walking and Pokemon-ing in my local park. 😄

About the book — I love Scalzi and Quinto was an excellent narrator. It‘s a novella, so I don‘t want to give away the whole plot, but it centers on the discovery that, all of a sudden, people who are murdered don‘t stay dead and an industry has popped up to kill people who are about to die terrible deaths so that they get another chance at life.

4thhouseontheleft Way to go!! 4mo
BookwormAHN Great pics 👏🏻 4mo
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The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
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Here are my goals for round two!

I've got two physical goals, two mental health goals (yoga counts for both physical AND mental!), one food goal, and -- of course! -- my book goal. (Finishing the tagged novella will be my first goal met.)

Looking forward to doing this with my team, as well as all the other Littens making books and health a priority. 💪

#BFCR2 #bookfitnesschallenge #TeamFitLit

BookwormAHN Great goals 👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
Meaw_catlady Excellent goals! You‘ve got this! 🙌🏻 4mo
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4thhouseontheleft Great goals! What kind of meals are you planning to make? I love to cook! 😃 (edited) 4mo
ChasingOm @4thhouseontheleft I just signed up for Hello Fresh (I tried Blue Apron earlier this year and loved the convenience), and I‘m trying to choose at least one meal with fish. My husband is picky, but he‘ll usually try what I make, hah, as long as it doesn‘t have TOO many vegetables. 😂 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @ChasingOm 😂😂 I‘m glad I married a guy who likes green foods. My dad and FIL both hate 🍅 🥦🥬🌽. I hope Hello Fresh works for you! We cook fish a lot, usually on the grill. 4mo
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The Talented Ribkins | Ladee Hubbard
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While I was cooking my weekly home made meal for #BookFitnessChallenge, I didn‘t listen to an audiobook, but I DID listen to the GET BOOKED podcast, which put the tagged book on my TBR. Has anyone read it? 😄

This recipe is Cold Pork Noodles with Cucumber and Peanuts from the NYT. I tried to copy the link, but it kept opening in my NYT Cooking app, lol. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#BFC

SW-T Yes. I enjoyed it. 4mo
Clwojick Looks Delish!!! 🤤🤤🤤 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go on the healthy eating! 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
4thhouseontheleft That looks really yummy! 4mo
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I finished my third (of six) audiobook for #BookFitnessChallenge this weekend while driving home from a family reunion in DC! I got some steps in (even with the six hour drive) by walking around each rest area I came across. These photos are from the WV Welcome Center on I-64W. 😍 #BFC
I love Alyssa Mastromonaco, although this one didn‘t connect with me as well as her first one did. It just felt a bit disjointed, although I love her stories!

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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This book was absurd in the best possible way. I tried to read it twice before getting the audiobook from Libby - that was DEFINITELY the way to go for me. I didn‘t get as caught up in the words and was able to appreciate the feel of the book - a weird, crazy romp from London to the edge of the galaxy, with descriptions of alien biology, home worlds, and artistic proclivities spelled out in funktastic descriptions. My 2nd audiobook for #BFC.🤘🏻

ChasingOm As for #BookFitnessChallenge itself — I fell off the wagon during the Memorial Day weekend because of mental health stuff, but I recharged my FitBit yesterday and am trying to get my mojo back! 4mo
BookwormAHN You can do it 🌸 4mo
wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻 The important thing is you haven‘t quit. 4mo
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Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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My plans for the long holiday weekend — books, tea, sleep, and enjoying my back patio! Oh, and getting my steps in for the #bookfitnesschallenge, of course! 😄
My hands are still a little sore from all the brickwork we did on the patio, so I chose small paperbacks and my Kindle. On the Kindle, I have the tagged book, MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire, and DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland. 😍

BookwormAHN Nice plans 🌹 5mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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After the crazy work on my patio over the past two days, I claimed today as a #BFC rest day. 😊
I hit my upped goal of 6,500 steps/day 5 out of 7 days this week — I missed it today and a day when I spent 7 hours in the car. 🚙
I‘ve read 6/6 books since the #BookFitnessChallenge started, but I was really aiming for 6 audiobooks, of which I‘ve finished 1. 📚

Chrissyreadit Wow! Great job! 5mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 5mo
baes Nice job!! 5mo
wanderinglynn Great progress! 🙌🏻 I didn‘t hit my goals either because of travel this week. But that‘s okay. We still did it and didn‘t quit! 5mo
TheEllieMo Excellent progress, well done! 👍🏻 5mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Yesterday was a big project y‘all. 🥵 Fortunately it was in the 70‘s and not the 90‘s like it was today!
It was all worth it though — the “after” is my new morning reading spot! ☕️📚😌 (And evening, honestly, once the sun goes down and if the bugs aren‘t bad. 🍺📚😂)
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC

hermyknee That‘s gorgeous! 5mo
wanderinglynn Wow! That looks fantastic! And a great workout. 🙌🏻 5mo
guinsgirlreads Nice!! 🙌🏻👏🏻 5mo
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howjessreads Awesome!! 5mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
TheEllieMo A very satisfactory workout 😊 5mo
dariazeoli Amazing! A great reward for your hard work ❤️ 5mo
fictionaddictbooks Beautiful 3mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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I met my (simple) goals every day this week, so I‘m kicking it up a notch! Next week, I‘m aiming for 6,500 steps/day and one home-cooked meal/week. (The photo behind my check in is a caprese salad made with basil from my little herb garden!) 🙌🏻
I can‘t believe I only finished one book this week, lol, but it‘s because I‘m reading three things concurrently at the moment. 🤷🏻‍♀️

wanderinglynn Great first week! Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5mo
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Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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More audio-weeding with this delightful audiobook for #BookFitnessChallenge. I still had to walk a lap around the neighborhood to get the steps in at the end of the day — working from home just doesn‘t get me there! 🤷🏻‍♀️
#BFC

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5mo
dariazeoli I hear you. Working from home with the cold and rain yesterday was an utter failure. Nice job! 5mo
Clwojick Great job! 5mo
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Rewarding myself for another day of reaching my step goals for #BookFitnessChallenge with a bubble bath, hot tea, chocolate dipped date, and this book, one of my last #2019HugoFinalists novellas I need to read. 😄🙌🏻☕️
#BFC

Caterina Yessss I so support this reward for a successful #bfc day!! You rock! 🙌 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 5mo
monalyisha YUM! Love dates! Good job with meeting your goals & creating delicious rewards! 😉 5mo
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TheSpineView Keep up the good work! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BethM Best reward! 💕 5mo
Kaye ✨✨🌟✨✨✨ 5mo
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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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Finished my first book of the #BookFitnessChallenge!
I‘m loving this series. It‘s been on my bookshelf for years (😬); I don‘t know why it took me so long to read them.

Still listening to Veronica Speedwell work herself into a pickle when actually walking, but finished CRESS right before hitting play on tonight‘s GoT. 😄

(Had to walk a lap and a half today to make my steps because assisting with a yoga class doesn‘t get me enough. #BFC)

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
ReadWithAJ I loved the first two lunar chronicles. I‘m glad you‘re enjoying them! 5mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
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dariazeoli Good work! 🙌 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! I love this series. 5mo
Clwojick I love this series! It‘s great on audiobook as well. I‘ve read the first 3, but still need to finish the series 5mo
Caterina Glad you're finally getting to some old TBRs! Good job hitting your steps! 5mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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For the second day of my #BookFitnessChallenge, I started the latest book in the Veronica Speedwell series (FANTASTIC on audiobook) while weeding my flowerbeds. I haven‘t had to walk around my neighborhood to meet my step goals on either of the first two days! 🙌🏻
#BFC

wanderinglynn Weeding is hard work. Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice work 🌻 5mo
Kaye 💚 5mo
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Bookwormjillk Yay! I love audioweeding! 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 5mo
Caterina Weeding is definitely a workout! Way to go! 👍 5mo
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I've seen a lot of people sign up for this so I'm going to give it a try too!
My goals are 6 books and 6,000 steps/day over the next 6 weeks. 😄
(I work from home, so even 6,000 steps a day is a challenge if I don't make myself intentionally walk!) I'm hoping this will also help me clear a backlog of Audible books since I haven't been traveling as much for work in the off-election year. I never thought I would say that I miss being in the car! 😆

ChasingOm This was also my first web-based Litsy post -- woot! 5mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 5mo
ReadingSusan Ohh I wish I had thought to do a step challenge instead of a mile challenge because I kind of guessed on the miles and I think it's too much!
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ChasingOm @ReadingSusan I realized the other day that my mile goal on my FitBit didn‘t match up with my step goal — it‘s easy to overestimate, for sure! 5mo
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#2019HugoFinalists: Only the 1st book was nominated, but I had to go right into the 2nd one; now I‘m looking forward to books #3 (coming in 2020) and #4 (2022).
These books mix a post apocalyptic world (meteorite) with an alternate history timeline (opens in the 1950s with President Dewey) and how that era‘s racial issues would have translated into a world where the space program was “international” but people were still terrible.
🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀/5

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Haven‘t done one of these in a hot minute, but love reading everyone else‘s so — here‘s to being a participant vs. a creeper! 😂
1. Tagged; it‘s the first book for a new book club I just started with some female friends from the state Capitol.
2. Yoga Teacher Training info session (sharing my experience) and Experiential Anatomy homework (for my current YTT program).
3. Yup!
4. Depends on the genre. 🤔
5. Will do! ❤️
#friyayintro

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Escape from Aleppo | N. H. Senzai
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This was a tough one for me. Not because of the subject matter necessarily, but because I realized early on that these events were going on when I was old enough to have been paying attention but I didn‘t. 😔 This realization was made worse by the fact that I read this book the evening after the Notre Dame Fire, when its destruction was everywhere on social media, yet the cultural devastation of the Syrian War has made barely a blip. 😭 cont.👇🏻

ChasingOm The photo behind the book is of a cultural item in front of the National Museum of Syria, sandbagged for as much protection as possible during the shellings and bombings. 6mo
ChasingOm If you‘re like me and one of the reasons you read is to become aware of gaps in either your education of history or your awareness of current events, I would highly recommend picking this one up. 6mo
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Reading my way through the Hugo Award shortlist, starting with the Novelettes. This cover is awesome (even cooler in color) and the story itself was such a great, twisted alternate history. 🐘💚
http://www.thehugoawards.org/2019/04/2019-hugo-award-1944-retro-hugo-award-final...

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Euphoria | Lily King
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So happy to be back out on my porch on a gorgeous, sunny day reading this vibrant book — a story inspired by events in the life of Margaret Mead. The writing is just as beautiful as the cover! (Note: I found the receipt in the book from when I originally bought it — it‘s only been sitting on my shelves for 4 years...🤪)

Erinreadsthebooks Finding a receipt is like a game for me now. “Let‘s see how long this one‘s been sitting...” 😁 6mo
readordierachel I adored this book! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Purchased this book from my recent trip to DC! Will see how long it'll sit in my shelf 😅 6mo
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None of the books I‘ve picked up this week have caught my attention, but it‘s okay because this came in the mail today! Thank you, @Liberty , for the bookstagram giveaway and for sending it so quickly! ❤️

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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Y‘all, #BOTM has a YA subscription now!! 😱
#yasofthemonth

398.2 What?! 6mo
ChasingOm I got worried that it was an April Fools‘ joke, lol, but here‘s the URL! https://www.bookofthemonth.com/ya/my-botm ( @398.2 ) 6mo
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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I just finished this book and — dang y‘all, I don‘t have the words for it right now. This is an important book and I hope the “YA” categorization doesn‘t keep people from picking it up. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸/5

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Hubz and I went to Columbus yesterday for a one day getaway and we hit two Half Price Books and The Book Loft in German Village. I read “Shadow and Bone” last week, but didn‘t have the rest of the series...until now!! And the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom set has the colored page edges that I‘ve been wanting...😍

Shley9225 All SoC/CK hardcovers have the sprayed edges, I agree they‘re gorgeous 😍😍 7mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Audio meal prepping for the week ahead. I think Mrs. Obama would approve of my lunch choice. 😄
#readblackwomen #audiocooking #womenmakehistory

Christine Yes, looks like you are doing her proud! 🍴 8mo
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Any WV Littens planning to see this author speak in Charleston at Taylor Books on Friday evening? I‘m only about a third of the way through the book, but I‘m sure it would be fascinating/infuriating to hear Chris McGreal talk about his research and meetings with the families in the book.

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The Cheerleaders | Kara Thomas
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I‘m mad at the MC of my #monthofboyne read, so I put it down to read about murdered cheerleaders. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Unfortunately, the book was pretty formulaic and, while there were surprises, there wasn‘t anything that made me put the book down to say “what just happened??”
I‘m still not ready to pick “The Heart‘s Invisible Furies” back up quite yet, so I think I‘ll check another library loan off the list...

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The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Ptzsch, Lee Chadeayne
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A few Littens have posted about this book recently and then one of the sequels was on sale during the Black Friday Kindle-palooza, so I put this reread at the top of my “first read of 2019” list. There‘s something to be said about knowing you‘ll enjoy the first book of a new year. 😄

I love these books for not glossing over social, medical, & political issues of the time/place (mid 1600s Bavaria), while also giving you a strong mystery to solve.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. 9mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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When I took this photo, I was picturing a relaxing day with a good book. I was not expecting this book to absolutely gut me over and over. 😭
This book is beautiful, but it is HARD. Much like the Alaskan frontier that Hannah describes so vividly, there were moments of pleasure and moments of terror for the characters she brought to life.
I‘m sending this to a friend, along with a box of tissues and the trigger warnings that I‘ll hide below.

ChasingOm TW: domestic abuse and severe PTSD as a result of war; moderately descriptive bodily harm 10mo
Reviewsbylola I loved this book so much. 10mo
LoverofLit This was my first of Hannah's and I went on a string after that and loved them all. They all have gutted me! 10mo
ChasingOm Good to know, @LoverofLit!! I consider myself duly warned now, lol. 10mo
Lady_Tigana_20 My first Hannah was The Nightingale (for a book club). I cried my way through entire book. Definitely want to read more of her work. 5mo
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I am officially on break until Jan 2 and I *FINALLY* had a day where I didn‘t have to do anything or go anywhere yesterday. So I stayed in bed, ate some banana bread, drank some coffee, and devoured this book. 🥰

My husband once again knocked it out of the park in the book giving dept. This book sucked me in immediately and was perfectly paced for short breaks to refuel. I loved the complicated characters and the fullness of their relationships.

Tamra It‘s an engaging mystery! 10mo
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This was a perfect book to read on a lazy Thanksgiving morning. (We‘re going to my fiancé‘s grandma‘s for dinner, so no cooking for me!) There are sad moments, for sure, but the overall feel of the book is one of being thankful for the animals in our lives, no matter how long we might have with them.

Bo was himself a good creature in posing for this picture. ? #dogsofLitsy

DGRachel Such a handsome boy! 11mo
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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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Wow. I haven‘t read an adult literary novel in quite a few months — my attention span has only been long enough for YA or romance — so I wasn‘t sure if I was ready for this. It took me a few chapters, but the atmospheric writing found its way under my skin and I found myself unable to put it down. It‘s dark and moody, even when the sun is shining. A great re-entry into the land of adult fiction. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

readordierachel What a gorgeous cover! 11mo
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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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Over the past two weeks, I‘ve wrapped up an election cycle (with good results for me!) and graduated from my Yoga Teacher Training program (I‘m now an RYT 200!). Now I‘ve got my wedding to pull off in 12 days, but FIRST...I‘m going to take an evening to relax and dive into this beautiful book. (Enjoy the bonus Bo in the background. 😄)

Mitch Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
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