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Emily92Bibliophile

Emily92Bibliophile

Joined May 2016

Elementary School Librarian // Crossfitter// tea enthusiast
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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love | Anna-Marie McLemore, Sangu Mandanna, Phoebe North, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco, Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, Sandhya Menon, Karuna Riazi, S. K. Ali, Jay Coles, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sara Farzian
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Amazing collection of stories! Warning ⚠️ Don‘t Read any partof this book.. WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH ! Food descriptions are mouth watering inducing& a hard reminder you don‘t live in a town with a Hungry Hearts Row Of amazing and diverse cuisine 🍲🥖🥘🍛🍱🍤🍣🥟Love Stories are not mushy- very heartwarming& on the realistic side 😊the stories deal with real issues& real emotions the characters must face and endure. A definite recommendation to all!

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Great ending to the Binti Trilogy ! This was my second trilogy of Oklrafor‘s to read, and can‘t wait to discover her other books! Amazing trilogy, amazing author 💙

TieDyeDude Agreed. I read a lot of reviews of people complaining about the lack of "answers," but that didn't bother me. I loved the series 4d
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Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids | Donalyn Miller, Colby Sharp
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Great read! I recommend this book to teachers, Librarians, educators, and parents alike! There are definitely many lessons I can take from this book, and can‘t wait to implement them into my library!

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Litsians Unite! 🎉🎉My cousin and friend has joined the Litsy Community! Show her some Litsy love and give her a Follow!

AkashaVampie Just followed her hun!! 2w
Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy happy reading 📖 😋 2w
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I‘m really loving this book so far! 💙

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What an amazing story ! The beginning was slow and I was close to Bailing. HOWEVER the last half swept me up and it is a very moving story. Bittersweet tears were shed! 💦This is my first Backman book to read and just ordered Britt- Marie was Here.

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Home (Binti, #2) | Nnedi Okorafor
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Loved this sequel! Make sure you have book 3️⃣ at the ready - it ends on a MAJOR cliffhanger 😱❗️

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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After a couple months of audio book listening... I FINISHED IT! Loved it so much. I don‘t think I could have read it with the physical book bc of all the intricate details- I would have gotten lost ! However I love Tolkien‘s books being read to me, and I am so glad to have listened to all of his books on audio. 💙And With that, #TheCrossfittingLibrariansJourneyThruMiddleEarth had ended 💚

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Oh. My. Goodness. What a story! Other than NK Jiminsin, Nnedi Okorafor is the only other author I can read and LOVE their Sci Fi Fiction Stories. This is a genre I have never been able to get into- Thankful for such talented authors such as Jiminsin and Okorafor who Create brilliant, and universal stories.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Love it! 💙This image is from@carrottoppapershop - she is so sweet and creates adorable Bookish merch and artwork! I currently own a painting of Green Gables, and a character bookmark of Anne Shirley. I also bought Anne of Green Gables Paperdolls for a famiy who I had babysat for many years and were moving. 💚

RealLifeReading Love this! 1mo
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The Second Story | Neil Patrick Harris
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Loved it! Brilliant author and wonderful continuing story. Can‘t wait to read the final book !

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Litsians Assemble! Binti Trilogy is on sale on Kindle! $1.99 for first book, $2.99 for second, and $3.99 for the third! 💙LOVED the Akata Witch series, and have heard so many good things about this trilogy, I just had to get it!

GypsyKat Thanks for the heads up! 1mo
Soubhiville These are so good! 1mo
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Magic Misfits | Neil Patrick Harris
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So cute! All the stars !! Neil Patrick Harris is a wonderful and talented writer 💙Just got the Sequel from the public library- starting it tonight! This is my fifth Bluebonnet Nominee read of the summer and the choices are so hard thus far! I know this is going to be a series my kiddos at Clift will love!

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MAT For Dummies | Vince Kotchian, Edwin Kotchian
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MAT studying going down. Got my hot tea, online flash cards, Calm App Relax sounds going, and old pup who is mooching off my GF crackers. June 19th people! 😱Please lift up prayers/ good thoughts/ positive vibes for me in this next week and a half! #EmilyTheCrossfitLibrariansJourneyToBeMLS

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Want to know everything about the Tudor and de Medici families? Hit me up. What about Dangerous chemicals Victorians used in their daily life ? I‘m your girl. What about facts about ancient burial traditions around the world? Yep, I got you. Mythologies and ancient beliefs throughout the ancient world?🖐🏻 Perfect Job? LIBRARIAN. A chance where you can wow your patrons with your unlimited source of knowledge and fun facts!

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Rebound | Kwame Alexander
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SO GOOD! love this prequel to the Crossover. 2019 Bluebonnet Nominee, #24/55 books read. Stepping up my reading game this summer and hopefully will read more than 55!

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Tried listening to this one on audio a couple weeks back. The narrator‘s style wasn‘t my thing and it started VERY slow. However, decided to give the graphic novel a chance. A good choice. Still took a while to get interesting but glad I finished it. This might be a series that I just read in graphic novel form 🤷🏼‍♀️

meganebcd Graeme loves this series! 2w
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Mr. Wolf's Class | Aron Nels Steinke
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Cute book! Have heard much about this series and it was just delivered to Clift Library. Read it in one sitting ( on my last day of work before summer !) and definitely will be a book I recommend to all.

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Love this! Looks like I need to ✈️ Buy a book at the airport and 📖 lose a book 🤗

EclecticReaders Awesome!! 1mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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📖 Litsians Assemble! 📚Just started the Outlander show and I am HOOKED. I love historical fiction and this seems right up my ally. Im wondering if this is a series YOU would recommend me listening on Audiobook after I finish my journey through Middle Earth with the Silmarillion? 🤔

baes Yes! Love the audiobooks. It is a series I listen and read at same time, but I also listen to alone in car. It took me part of book 1 to get used to her voice, but once I did then I couldn‘t imagine anyone else doing it. She is fantastic with all the accents and voices. 2mo
StayCurious I loved the audiobook - the narrator does the accents wonderfully. 2mo
swishandflick The audiobooks are wonderful! Davina Porter does a phenomenal narration. 2mo
Emily92Bibliophile @baes @StayCurious @swishandflick thank you all for your help 🙏🏻I think I‘m gonna dive into the audiobooks after finishing The Silmarillion 2mo
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Mr. Gedrick and Me | Patrick Carman
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So sweet! Very lovable and realistic characters going through very real feelings. Marry Poppins type of story, but with a twist.

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The last month of school has been CRAY-Z. Still have a week left at work before summer starts, and reading and finishing a book these last few months have been almost obsolete. 💙MY GOODNESS this author Librarian makes me SO EXCITED to be a children‘s librarian and to be on the path to getting my MLS! Lots of highlighting and writing notes in the margins and underlining went on this wild ride of a read. READ IT!

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Started and finished this book last night and it‘s all I wish Graphic novels to be! Stories of Inclusion and friendship, interesting and storyline that hooks the reader, and illustrations are magical. #Summer19BluebonnetNominee Of #SummerReadin 1️⃣

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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PRAISE BE TO THE EBOOK GODS !!🎉🎉 Have tried to get my public library to get this book into circulation but it‘s been slow going. I always forget to check my school district I work for and their Overdrive — and low and behold they have it! Summer Reading🎉🎉

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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography | Humphrey Carpenter
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Thanks to a couple Litsians, I found out about and bought the Tolkien Biography, and thus led to the History of the Hobbit !! 💚 was sad because I *thought* I was close to the end of my Journey Through Middle Earth with it being a couple chapters away from finishing the Silmarillion.... IT IS NOT SO!! #LeaveItToLitsy #ThanksLitsy

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Beren and Luthien | J R R Tolkien
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WHAT A RIDE, y‘all. What a ride of emotions. Not nearly the level of Despair as the Children Of Hurin, but definitely not a walk through the park. All the same, BEAUTIFUL! And I am going to name my next rescue dog after the loyal hound, Huan 😭😭💙 If you enjoy bittersweet love stories, this is the one for ya! 🎧 Audiobook Listen 👂

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Just finished my first week of my second job, Eggleston Design Co! So thankful not only for the financial help, but also that with working with detailing Decals and processing them, it‘s work I can have an audio book on while working! Thankful for a job do on my own time, pace, and can enjoy audiobook listening whilst working! 💙Also this one is giving The Children is Hurin a run for its first place of my favorite Tolkien works - so good!

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After 6 months of listening, I FINALLY FINISHED IT! Due to changing of class schedules in the library, and honestly just Life, I didn‘t have much time to enjoy audiobook listening. HOWEVER, I very much enjoyed this one. I love the ending of the book more so than the movie- totally forgot it ended any other way! Now on to the Silmarillion ! 💙

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I love this 💙Artist: Maritasapatrinos on Insta

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It came in! Smaller than I thought but still just as excited to dive in! 📚📱▶️☁️

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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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Meant to share this yesterday- check out my Library bulletin board for School Library Month (April:) 🎉🙃Needless to say I was craving tacos by the end of this piece. 🌮 🥬 🍅 🥑 #LettuceTalkAboutBooks #NachoOrdinaryLibrary #WillReadForTacos #LetsQuacAndRoll

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Just bought this book with the proceeds from my only 3 times used Weight Vest (and bought a better one 🎉🎉), SO basically a free book Right? Didn‘t realize that I just discovered a bookish goldmine with this series. Even if I am not planning on staying in the school Library sector, all the books in the series can be used by anyone and great for al!! After I finish this one I‘ll probably buy Hacking Literacy.

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The House with Chicken Legs | Sophie Anderson
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Flabbergasted 😮 received this book today. “UNCORRECTED PROOF NOT FOR SALE” on its front cover. No where in the description before I bought it said t was this. All it said was “Like New Condition “ $10.20 paperback. 😳😭Anyone ever had this happen through Thriftbooks ?? I just contacted Thriftbooks customer service. Usually they are GREAT when they send the book(s) I order.

Crazeedi I've gotten proofs like this before when ordering used books, they dont say it on description necessarily , I get mine mostly from Amazon and yes when they are outside sellers this has happened 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @Crazeedi that‘s awful! So should I just ask for a return label and a refund? Or is it a lost cause since it‘s an outside seller? Now I am worried my other book I bought is the same ( shipped from somewhere different though ) and I just wasted $16. I have Amazon Prime- would you suggest just to stick with AP ? 4mo
ManyWordsLater I always think proofs are such treasures since they‘re not supposed to be sold. It‘s good luck! (edited) 4mo
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LibrarianRyan Whoaaaaa. Thrift books as a book seller should not be profiting from this. If it‘s a 3rs party seller that is one thing, but they are a major book seller. Especially to charge over $10. 4mo
LeahBergen Complain to the book seller first as they may just refund your money. If they don‘t, take it up with ThriftBooks themselves. I ALWAYS argue if it‘s blatant misrepresentation of a product (even when it‘s less than $10, as it annoys me SO much 😆). 4mo
Crazeedi @Emily92Bibliophile maybe youd want to if you want the real book. 4mo
Crazeedi @Emily92Bibliophile see above comments too , it's how you feel 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @Crazeedi @ManyWordsLater @LibrarianRyan @LeahBergen I just received an email fromThriftbooks and they are issuing me a full refund. ($10) They don‘t have a book to replace it at this time so just the refund. No mention on their part in the issue of it being a Proof.🙄TB person recommended donating it somewhere.😑I‘m probably just going to go through Amazon now for online ordering - I‘m not a fan of them being ok with making a profit from Proofs. (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi @Emily92Bibliophile glad they resolved for you! But they should probably not be selling proofs or ARCs 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @Crazeedi I agree. ARCs are not supposed to be sold and she didn‘t say any apology about that issue or that they will not sell them anymore. It was more of “ we are sorry you were dissatisfied with your purchase and will refund you”. 😑 only “ there is no need to send what we sent you in error” so HOPEFULLY that means no more ARCs? (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi @Emily92Bibliophile well hopefully right? 4mo
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The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane | Fiona Gibson, Ellen Berry
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Great book! A warm a cozy book. So lovely! The last two books in the trilogy are not available at the library- Thriftbooks here I come !

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What a TREASURE ! Be warned- the cover is very deceiving. I got this one because I was in a Book Slump and needed a Light Breezy Read. This book has its hilarious parts, and amazing lovable characters, but Loveday has been through heartache, and much pain has been done to her and been felt by her. HOWEVER, happy tears were shed! Bittersweet ending, but a wonderful story full of surprises !

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Great book! Glad he is continuing the series- can‘t wait for the next installment!!

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Loved this so much! Definitely a must for everyone to read.

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Awesome book! Other than 1 short story, the rest were AMAZING! Gave me hope that there are other good Short Story Collections out there. And it being Science Fiction really surprised me in how much I enjoyed it! Read it!

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Any Recommendations for a collection of Short Stories similar to NK Jemisin Or just GREAT short stories in general? In the past I picked up a couple different short story books, but never got into them- this one is definitely giving me hopes for other great Short Stories! 💚💚I would love any recommendations 🎉🎉💙💙

wen4blu How about podcasts? Levar Burton Reads covers a short story each episode. 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @wen4blu that has been on my TBR! I‘ll move it to the top. Podcasts - I have had a hard time with them for some reason. I love audiobooks but haven‘t been able to stick with podcasts. I‘ll try your suggestion 👍🏻💙thanks! 4mo
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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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So glad that SCRIBD has at least some of her books ! My library has 0️⃣ books Of Amanda Lovelace in physical or ebook. Pretty bummed- I‘m not a fan reading on my iPad ( the screen lighting) and prefer my Kindle for e books. Going to Request today if they can add all her books to the collection.

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At our Puzzle Table in the Fiction Area/ STEM Area, there was a wall needing some updating. I decided to Girl Power it up for this month of Women‘s History Month 💙👩‍🏫🧕🏽👩🏽‍💻👩🏻‍🎤👧🏻

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Because I‘m not a teacher, I don‘t have to do Parent Conferences today! Thus I have been cracking down on the Book Cart ( it was completely full and more on the ground when I came in at 7) and listening to the tagged book. Almost completed with my audio !

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So cute!! Definitely a recommend to anyone! 💙 I don‘t read “ romance” books. Cheesy titles or covers throw me off. However it is not so with this book! At every sitting I felt I was curled up by the fire with a cup of hot tea. Simple but fun storytelling and very enjoyable !

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This week was Read Across America at Clift Elementary. Every day we had a fun dress up bookish/ Seuss related craziness,& today was Favorite Book Character. Mine is Miss Frizzle 💙LEFT:student said- “ Miss Allen, I made A Magic School Bus for you. Know you have both Liz& Bus! “ RIGHT: the awesome head librarian Mrs Gonzalez as The Grouchy Ladybug. Her story time tickled me with her “Grumble Grumble” voice and the kids loved it! Dress Credit- Etsy!

SassyBookworm I love the Magic‘s school bus!!! Love your dress!!! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Miss Frizzle! That‘s an excellent dress 👗 5mo
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I am enjoying the tagged book immensely. I usually don‘t read romances but this book is basically like sitting with a warm cup of tea or cocoa by the fire at every reading. 💙Recently found I like taking a break from my Nonfiction/ Fantasy/ Teen/ middle grade Reads and simply enjoying a short and sweet romance. Bought the two books above to have another couple choices available on my TBR shelf when the mood arises!

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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Took me forever ( a month!) But it was worth it! Slow at parts but as a whole great continuing story. Can‘t wait for the third one!

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I have been on this book forever, people. Haven‘t had time to listen to it and unfortunately Tolkien is very hard for me to sit down and read physically. WELL this February #RuckChallenge just might be the way for me to get finished with this audiobook! 🥶💙 Completed last day of 2 miles, wore 18 lbs ( 1 weight was a can of 🍍 and the other a rock. I ran out of weights at home 😂)and did it in 35.19, my best time ! 🎉

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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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It‘s been hard for me to find time to listen to the audiobook version. I REALLY like it but I have to pay extra attention because of the reader‘s (beautiful but sometimes hard to understand)accent 💙Thus I decided “heck why not buy both books with my $20 birthday gift card? Thanks to that, I only had to pay 2 cents for two books 🎉🎉🎉

Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
TrishB Bargain 👍🏻 5mo
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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Day 5 of the GoRuck 1 mile with added weight - pic from yesterday 🏋🏻‍♀️ While Texas has been absolutely INSANE with 20 degree weather & freezing rain, I have enjoyed my weighted Rucks surprisingly. The Audiobook to the tagged book helps quite a bit 🤗 Because I started on the 4th, I have had to Ruck 2️⃣ miles a day to make up for those lost days. Today ( when the rain calms down) will be 3️⃣ miles because Thursday was 20 degrees with high wind.

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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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VERY HAPPY 💙Libby ebook due in 1 day, and I have 1 1/2 hour left and no time tomorrow to read it physically. Found the audio book on Scribd and reader‘s voice is PERFECT. I think I‘m going to listen tomorrow while doing my first February GoRuck Weight mile walk. Starting low at 14 lbs, but going to jump by 5 lbs a day since I have to add weight each day 😳💪🏻