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KathyWheeler

KathyWheeler

Joined May 2016

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This is my motivation for trying to keep fit. Before she was born I was almost 300 lbs and couldn‘t walk a mile without my back hurting and having to stop several times. When my son told me he and his wife were expecting, I determined to change that so I could do things with her. I‘ve had my ups and downs, but I‘m in a lot better shape now. She graduates from kindergarten tomorrow. #bfc #motivation @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Family, especially small sweet peas, are great motivation. 💜 1h
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn They definitely are. This little one is a beach girl just like her grandma. 😊 42m
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 8m
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I switched up my listening because I was more in the mood for non-fiction. This is a collection of essays about various feminist icons and issues. I‘m enjoying it so far.
#bookfitnesschallenge totals
Walking = 3.06 miles (1 mile was on our indoor track)
Weights = 20 minutes (I remembered this week 😄)
#bfc #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2h
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A Justified Murder | Jude Deveraux
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New #audiowalk book. I don‘t read much romance, but I remember liking hers, so I thought I‘d try her mysteries.

#bookfitnesschallenge totals
Walking = 2.13 miles
Swimming = 1.136 miles

#bfc @wanderinglynn

Caterina Great job! 🙌 Love the flowers. 1d
wanderinglynn Great progress on your goals! 🙌🏻 1d
BethM Great pics and job! 1d
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Clwojick Awesome job! 🙌🏻 I‘m should really get back into swimming. 😍 1d
KathyWheeler @Clwojick I love it. 24h
KathyWheeler @Caterina me too. I don‘t know what the purple one is though. 24h
bewareofwords That‘s awesome! Great job. 👍🏽 24h
Megabooks Fantastic!! 😁😁😁 22h
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 20h
TheEllieMo Great work 👍🏻 19h
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The tagged book was my night listening, but I finished it on my walk today. Also finished Laughing Without an Accent. I liked both, but found Laughing more enjoyable than Journey, which has Maisie undercover in Hitler‘s Germany. #bfc totals today:

Walking = 4.02 miles
Audiobooks finished = 2

#bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2d
RachelO What a pretty walk! 2d
wanderinglynn Way to go! Great progress on your goals! 🙌🏻 2d
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dariazeoli Excellent work! 🙌 2d
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! I need to catch up on this series! I've read the first six. 2d
Caterina Great job finishing 2 books! What a beautiful walk. 😍 1d
Clwojick Great job! 24h
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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Well, that was a good book. There were several tense moments in it as I really did not want anything bad to happen to these rabbits who‘d all followed two brothers, one of whom had a vision that their home would be destroyed, out of their home warren into the wider world looking for a place of safety.

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Short walk today. It was fixing to rain and was already thundering when I left the gardens.

#bookfitnesschallenge walk = 1.01 miles

#bfc #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

Bookwormjillk Beautiful flowers. I‘m glad you got back before the storm. 3d
BethM Got it in and didn‘t get wet 🎉 3d
KathyWheeler @Bookwormjillk aren‘t they? I wish I knew what they were. Most of the plants have labels but these didn‘t. 3d
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KathyWheeler @BethM That‘s a good way to look at it. I was annoyed because I didn‘t get in a longer walk. 3d
VanChocStrawberry How do you track your walks? GPS? 3d
KathyWheeler @VanChocStrawberry Yes. I use the Endomondo app and it uses GPS. 3d
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3d
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💙💗💜 3d
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 3d
dariazeoli Good job! 👍 3d
Caterina Beautiful flowers! Great job making it out there before the rain! 3d
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New audiobook. I loved Funny in Farsi, so now I‘m trying this one.

#bookfitnesschallenge results:
Walking=2.01 miles

#bfc #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

Caterina Looks like a beautiful walk! 💕 4d
wanderinglynn Great walk! 🙌🏻 4d
Felso 👏🏻Nice walk! 4d
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bewareofwords That‘s looks like an amazing place for a walk.😍 Great job! 4d
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4d
Clwojick I want to walk here! 😱😱 It looks so peaceful 3d
Megabooks What do you think about the audiobook so far? 3d
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I liked Funny in Farsi better but I still like this one. 3d
Megabooks @KathyWheeler I feel the same way. 👍🏻👍🏻 3d
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

Well, I finally finished this book. It was okay, but far too long and often repetitive. Some of the characters were just idiots, and their actions annoyed me. Why break up with the “love of your life” just because you find out you were adopted, even if only informally. I guessed the big secret way too soon — I‘m not good at that so it was obvious.

Miles walked=3.07

#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! Great walk! 🙌🏻 But sorry the book was disappointing. 5d
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Yeah, me too. I‘ve always heard Kate Morton was good, but this one was underwhelming. 5d
Caterina Doesn't sound like a good book, but you finished it and got some walking in! 🎉 I hope your next audiobook is a winner! 5d
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KathyWheeler @Caterina It wasn‘t bad; it just wasn‘t good. But I‘m done with it now. Yay! 5d
BookwormAHN Nice job, at least you got the point for it 👏🏻 5d
Megabooks Fantastic walking! 5d
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏👏 5d
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚💜💙 3d
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1/ While not laugh-out-loud funny, Funny in Farsi is still funny.
2/ I swam 2800 yards; it‘s been a long time since I‘ve done that. 🏊🏻‍♂️
3/ Italian
4/ Between 12-20; I‘m not positive as I‘ve never counted them all.
5/ Anyone who‘s reading this.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza—2800 in one session? That‘s awwweesome! 5d
KathyWheeler @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was pretty thrilled about that. 😊 5d
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This is just a picture I liked from my day at Dauphin Island. Week 1 totals for #bookfitnesschallenge:

Walking = 17.06 miles
Swimming = 2.2 miles
Audiobooks listened to and finished = 3 (Book Girl, Gift From the Sea, and The Stand)

Update: I forgot that I had weight training once a week as part of my goals so I didn‘t meet that goal; I will work on it next week.

#bfc @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 6d
wanderinglynn Fantastic first week! 🙌🏻 6d
Caterina Those are great totals! 🙌 Good luck getting your weight training in this week. 😊 5d
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Back to work today and to my regular walking places. That‘s not me in the pool — the picture is from my university‘s website— but it is our pool. #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk
Results: 2.08 walking 1.6 swimming
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
monalyisha Those fluffy clouds & blue skies! 😍 1w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 1w
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KathyWheeler @monalyisha They are fabulous, aren‘t they.😊 1w
monalyisha I‘ve always had a thing for clouds. I‘ve been meaning to read the tagged book for *so* long. 1w
bewareofwords Great job! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 7d
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Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Still not finished with this book — 4 hrs, 10 minutes left. 😞 The first walk and all the pictures are in Bellingrath Gardens. The 2nd walk is at Dauphin Island. Totals: 3.24 miles. #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk

monalyisha Pretty pics! 1w
ness Your walk looks lovely! 1w
Erin7 Love the pics💐. 1w
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VanChocStrawberry SO gorgeous! I also love seeing the maps of your walk. 1w
KathyWheeler @ness It is. If you like gardens and you‘re ever in Alabama, you should check out Bellingrath; it‘s beautiful. (edited) 1w
robinb 💙Dauphin Island! 1w
BarbaraJean I loved this book, but it‘s long in print—how many hours is the audio? 1w
BookwormAHN Great job and lovely scenery 👏🏻 1w
KathyWheeler @BarbaraJean It‘s 20 hours and 39 minutes. 1w
dariazeoli Nice work. Beautiful view! 1w
Clwojick So many pretty things! 😍 1w
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Listened to The Forgotten Garden while walking. I guessed the big secret quite some time ago. Read Watership Down while relaxing. #audiowalk #bfc 2.29 miles

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 1w
TheSpineView Love walking! Keep it up! 1w
Caterina Love the pic! Great job getting out there! 👍 1w
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KathyWheeler Now I‘m back home, so the pics will probably not be as nice. At least they won‘t be the Gulf. 😞 1w
hilded Lovely picture 😍 1w
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Day 3 of #bfc results:
Walking: 2.02 miles
Swimming: .568 miles
Finished 2 audiobooks: Gift From the Sea (while walking) and The Stand (while driving — my husband and I have been listening to this for awhile; we just happened to finish it today. 😊) #audiowalk

#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
BarbaraJean Great job! I really enjoyed Gift from the Sea—imagery and metaphors of the sea always resonate with me. 1w
KathyWheeler @BarbaraJean Me too, and then she talks about the need for solitude and the difficulty in making your life simpler and that all resonates with me. 1w
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
dariazeoli The stand is my all-time favorite book ❤️ nice work! 1w
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 1w
Clwojick Stunning! 1w
hilded Well done!! 👏🏻 1w
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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Rainy and thundery outside, so we‘re in our hotel room reading and listening to the surf. It‘s supposed to get nicer this evening, so I may be able to walk later. For now, I‘m snuggled in bed reading about rabbit adventures. Happy Mother‘s Day!

BookwormAHN I love Watership Down 💚 1w
KathyWheeler @BookwormAHN I‘m really enjoying it. 1w
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My daughter gave me this book for Mother‘s Day a few years ago; I loved it. I listened to it today on my #bfc walk here on the Florida Gulf Coast — the same coast she was visiting when she wrote it. The section about needing to be alone resonated with me, as I often feel that need.
Results on day 2: 3.31 miles
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Hoopiefoot I love this book. Glad you enjoyed it today! 2w
Kaye Perfect book for the area you walked in. I‘m with you. I REALLY NEED my space. It‘s a treasure. (edited) 2w
VanChocStrawberry Oh! Maybe I'll take my copy and read it at the beach this summer!
Great walk! What a beautiful place to go!
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KathyWheeler @Kaye it was interesting too that she said women often feel they don‘t deserve it, but I‘ve never had that problem. 2w
KathyWheeler @VanChocStrawberry it really is lovely here. I‘m grateful that I only live about an hour away. 2w
wanderinglynn What a lovely walk! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
Julsmarshall Looks lovely! 2w
BookwormAHN Great place for a walk 👏🏻 2w
4thhouseontheleft I love the book/walk pairing! 2w
KathyWheeler @4thhouseontheleft Thank you. It just seemed so appropriate. 😊 2w
Bookwormjillk Wow, great walking place! 2w
Caterina Lovely walk, and how cool to listen to the book while walking on the coast where she wrote it!! #goals 1w
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This book about books comes at reading from a mindfulness and Christian perspective. The thing I really liked about it is that she proscribes nothing; instead, she says, you should only ban books from your reading if you feel they will make you stumble in your Christian faith — it‘s personal. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are both on her recommended reading lists. This book is probably better read than listened to because of those lists.

KathyWheeler Also, because she studies theology, there are a good number of theological books on her list. I‘m not interested in those, but I am in her other recommendations. 2w
hes7 I listened to this, too, but I‘m glad I also have the actual book, since it made my TBR grow so much. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
KathyWheeler @hes7 I‘m going to buy the physical book. 2w
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First day of #bookfitnesschallenge. Results:
1/ walked 3.17 miles
2/ listened to Book Girl

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
RadicalReader Nothing like walking and listening to audiobooks 2w
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Clwojick Woohoo! This is awesome! I love those route trackers. I used one for the first time today with my Pacer app. 💜 2w
BarbaraJean This book sounds so good! Stacking! And what a lovely coastal walk. 😊 2w
KathyWheeler @Clwojick I do too. 2w
KathyWheeler @BarbaraJean For some reason, I wasn‘t aware of the Christian perspective but I‘m liking it. 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
Kaye 💚. Good distance ! (edited) 2w
4thhouseontheleft Great job! Beautiful walking spot. 💜 2w
hes7 Nice job! 👏🏻 Looks like a great walk. 2w
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻💐🎉 2w
Caterina Great job! And beautiful pics, thanks for sharing! 2w
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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My current beach reading.

rretzler I love, love, love that book! One of my favorites. I didn't realize it was a Netflix series - I haven't really liked any of the movie/TV adaptations I've seen, but Netflix does have some pretty good series. 2w
KathyWheeler @rretzler I haven‘t seen any of the adaptations because I wanted to read it first. I‘ve actually had it since the first paperback version came out but couldn‘t find my copy. For some reason, I decided I needed to read it this weekend. 2w
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Fitness Swimming | Emmett Hines
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1/Strength but I love to walk and swim.
2/outdoors
3/ music, but I also listen to audiobooks
4/ swimming, walking, weight training, yoga
5/ Not a playlist, but I love to listen to Michael Frante and Spearhead while walking — upbeat.
#HELLOTHURSDAY @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2w
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Listening to this tonight. I hope I like it.

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Fifty Shades of Feminism | Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach, Rachel Holmes
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Pickpick

This book was a hodgepodge as far as quality; some were excellent, while I had a hard time getting meaning from others. Overall, I‘m glad I read it, so I gave it a pick.

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I‘m going to try this; we‘ll see. Goals:
1/ 15 audiobooks
2/ 8 miles a week — walking
3/ 2 miles a week swimming
4/ 1 day a week weight training

#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

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Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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OMG! I can‘t believe I still have 8 hrs left in this book. It‘s good enough but also has things that annoy me. It was a lovely, even warm, day to walk. #audiowalk

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We went to Barnes & Noble before we saw Avengers: Endgame (which was great). Here‘s my book haul. I especially wanted to get Inspired after reading about Rachel Held Evans death.

rretzler Wasn‘t Endgame wonderful (and heartbreaking)? 2w
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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I‘ve been too sick to walk; today I finally was able to do so at lunch. This book is remarkably similar to The Library of Lost and Found with its grandmother with a huge secret and granddaughter following where a book of fairytales leads her to find out about her grandmother‘s life. Gorgeous day today. #audiowalk

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon 💕 3w
Reggie Oof, hope you feel better!!!! 3w
KathyWheeler @TrishB and @Reggie Thanks! That nastiness hung on forever, but I‘m finally getting over it. 3w
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Kaye Glad you‘re feeling well enough to get out. I just wanted to comment on your walk route. It looks funny, like you were lost and kept walking around trying to find your way home. Interesting pattern. 3w
KathyWheeler @Kaye 😄 It does, doesn‘t it! I was in our botanical gardens which isn‘t huge, so I was just following trails and sometimes doubling back. 3w
Kaye I don‘t have a phone with a GPS to map my walk routes like that, so I always like to see what patterns the walks make. It looks like you had a beautiful place to walk. 3w
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Fifty Shades of Feminism | Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach, Rachel Holmes
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Tonight‘s reading. I hadn‘t heard of this until someone on Litsy posted about it. 😊

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1/ Miss Kopp‘s Midnight Confessions (physical book) and A Dangerous Place (audiobook)
2/ The Lord of the Rings
3/ Goodreads

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I really liked this installment of the Maisie Dobbs series, which sees big changes in Maisie‘s life. There‘s an interesting mystery about the murders of two Indian women, but the focus here is on Maisie‘s personal life. I am interested to see what‘s up next for her.

rretzler Big fan of this series! 2w
KathyWheeler @rretzler I was meh about it for the first two books but got really pulled in with book 3. Now, I love the series. (edited) 2w
rretzler Actually, I agree with you. There was a strange thing going on with Maisie in the first couple of books - kind of an ESP thing that gave the books a funny vibe. Once Winspear got away from that, the books really started to become more enjoyable. 2w
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Al Franken is working with the librarian at the school in the picture on a project to provide books for the library. Read about the project here: https://alfranken.com/read/books-for-bug-o-nay-ge-shig-school-in-leech-lake-mn. Books can also be chosen from their Amazon wish list and sent directly to the school here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1M002ZRMM0UBF

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Kingdom of Copper | S A Chakraborty
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1/ yes
2/ reading something light or listening to light audiobooks.
3/ I don‘t know — probably beach settings.
4/ The Kingdom of Copper. Look at this cover! https://smile.amazon.com/Kingdom-Copper-Novel-Daevabad-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B076P8TD...
5/ whoever would like to — consider yourself tagged.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yes that cover is amazing!! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Eggs it truly is. I bought the first book because 1/ it sounds interesting and 2/ if I like it, I can then buy the second for that cover. 😊 1mo
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Murder by the Book | Lauren Elliott
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What do these two books have in common besides the fact that they‘re cozy mysteries? The fact that I find their main characters extremely annoying, but I can‘t tell if it‘s because of the narrators or if the characters are genuinely irritating. I didn‘t finish either and wonder if I should bother.

BethM Sometimes a narrator can really impact the story. 1mo
KathyWheeler @BethM Yes, they really can. I listen to the Dresden Files books instead of reading them because James Marsters is such a fantastic narrator. The opposite might be going on here. (edited) 1mo
BethM James Marsters does those?! I‘ll have to check out the audio for sure! 1mo
KathyWheeler @BethM Yes, and he‘s great. If they ever decide to redo a Dresden Files show, he needs to be Harry. 1mo
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This is a quick and enjoyable read. It didn‘t make me laugh out loud, but it was amusing. My favorite essay wasn‘t the least bit funny — it was about watching her friend try an extremely grizzly murder case, and was, ultimately, about friendship. However I couldn‘t relate to the one about replacing a $795 Burberry coat with one that cost almost $1500 — rich people problems— because she‘d picked up the wrong coat but couldn‘t find who had hers.

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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This book took me an insanely long time to finish — not because it wasn‘t good but because I kept putting it down because I was afraid something really bad was going to happen to Darren, a black Texas Ranger who is on suspension, has drinking problems, and has a rocky marriage. I also did not deal well with the frequent use of the n word. That said, I‘m looking forward to book two of this series.

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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1/ I‘m determined to finish Bluebird, Bluebird.
2/ it‘s my birthday weekend so we had planned on spending 3 days at the beach, but I‘m sick so those plans are now stay in bed and read or watch Midsomer Murders.
3/yes
4/ Anna
5/ Done

#friyayintro @howjessreads

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon 👍🏻 1mo
wanderinglynn Happy early birthday! 🎉🎂🎶 But I hope you feel better soon. 💚 1mo
KathyWheeler Thank you both 1mo
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Reggie Happy Birthday!!! And hope you feel better!! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Reggie Thanks! 1mo
Erofan Happy belated birthday 🎉 1mo
KathyWheeler @Erofan Thanks! It‘s actually today, so not belated at all. 😊 1mo
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Reading this tonight. Although I‘ve lived most of my life in the South, I‘m not a Southern lady — my parents are Canadian. I do recognize a lot of the behavior though. 😊

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🇨🇦🙌🏽 1mo
AnneFindsJoy 🙌 Woohoo, Canadian living in the south! 🤗🇨🇦 1mo
KathyWheeler @AnneFindsJoy Born in the South too.😊 1mo
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The story of Martha Storm, the book that‘s left for her at the library where she works, her subsequent discovery of family secrets, and her journey of self-discovery is a decent but not amazing read. I hated some of the characters but enjoyed the end. Lovely day today so we went to the botanical gardens and the beach. #audiowalk

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Still my favorite National Library Week quote.

vumblereads 🧡 1mo
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I hate the mc‘s father and because of that her mother also irritates me. I just keep listening because I want to see how Martha changes. It was such a beautiful day for a walk today with a fantastic breeze! #audiowalk

Aims42 I totally agree with you! 1mo
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In the continuing saga of things authors get wrong about libraries: Martha tells a patron to return books to the shelves instead of leaving them on the table. Librarians everywhere scream, “NO!” It‘s far too easy to reshelve them incorrectly, and then they might as well be lost.

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This book is just fascinating! I‘ve only just started it and have learned that practically all the history I‘ve been taught was a lie.

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Murphy's Law | Rhys Bowen
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I enjoyed this first book in the series and will definitely read more. One little detail jumped out at me that threw me out of the story a bit — a character had her legs bound but not her arms; she was then gagged and thrown into the water. She never removed her gag. Weather was weird — rained hard in the morning but was lovely this afternoon. #audiowalk

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Started this on my walk today. It‘s kind of nice to read a story about someone closer to my age. #audiowalk

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This is my least favorite Maisie Dobbs book so far. The mystery isn‘t that compelling; instead we get a lot of information about Maisie‘s personal life. The solution to the less-than-compelling mystery feels both rushed and unfinished. Still, any Maisie Dobbs book, even when it‘s only adequate, is better than tons of other mysteries out there, so this is still a pick — just on the lower end of the scale.

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A Killer Plot | Ellery Adams
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Ellery Adams is hit-or-miss for me, and this one is a miss. I wanted to like it; it has a lot of elements I like — a coastal setting, a writers group, and an independent female lead character. But this book was basically blah. The murders weren‘t that interesting, and the killer‘s motivation made no sense to me. Also, the two gay characters in the book were such stereotypes that it was annoying.

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Murphy's Law | Rhys Bowen
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A couple of good walks should finish this one. Headed to the Alabama Library Association convention in Point Clear tomorrow. There should be some pretty pics from there. #audiowalk

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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Watching the movie, Dumplin‘. I really like Jennifer Anniston as Willowdean‘s mother.

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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My back hurts and it‘s fixin‘ to pour down rain, so I‘m picking this book up again with the intention to finish it today. I had put this down several weeks ago, and, instead of picking it back up, started reading something else instead.

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Murphy's Law | Rhys Bowen
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Generally, I have a specific path I take when I walk in the park; today I meandered. #audiowalk

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Golden State | Ben Winters
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I love Ben Winters but I didn‘t know about this book until I saw it today in the bookstore. I‘m sitting in the park enjoying the day and doing some reading.