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LMJenkins

LMJenkins

Joined January 2018

I like books, people, birds, wine, sharp crayons, music, bodies of water and mountains.
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I just got back from a brisk walk and now I‘m relaxing on my porch as a storm rolls in, with some books and a nice cold beer. Hope you all are enjoying the challenge and your weekend. #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Walking my favorite fitness activity keep it up! 2w
Emilymdxn That sounds like a great challenge day! 2w
Caterina Ohhh I love a good session of porch reading as a storm comes in! 😍 Great reward for getting out there for a walk! 👍 2w
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 and I love reading during storms. 👍🏻 2w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
guinsgirlreads Always reward yourself! 👏🏻👍🏻 2w
dariazeoli Sounds like victory 👏🏻 2w
BethM Excellent reward! 2w
wanderinglynn Are you still doing okay on your #BookFitnessChallenge? I just want to make sure you're still moving along with us. 😀 #nooneleftbehind 7d
LMJenkins @wanderinglynn I did fall behind. 😔 I‘ve been walking, but life got in the way and I haven‘t been on Litsy in over a week, I think. Oh well. You are very sweet to check on me! 2d
wanderinglynn That‘s okay. My first two weeks haven‘t been stellar either. The key is to not quit and to keep moving forward. Sometimes progress means taking baby steps. ❤️ 2d
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And we are a GO! This is me, earning some points and encouraging you all! I am going to start off today with a walk. #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

SarahHarts_books Yay! Way to go!! 🙌 👍 2w
Kaye 💚 2w
Clwojick Woohoo! ♥️ 2w
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
rsteve388 Go get em! 2w
hes7 Way to go! 👏🏻 2w
BookwormAHN Way to go 😸 2w
4thhouseontheleft I hope you enjoyed your walk! 2w
Read4life 💙 2w
dariazeoli You got this!🙌 2w
audraelizabeth Great job 2w
Cinfhen Good luck!!! Hope day one was inspiring!!! 2w
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My top three emojis pictured above!
I do not have any graduates in my family but many, many children of friends.
Thankfully, not much - a baseball game and some Mother‘s Day fun.
I am the oldest of two daughters.
💛⭐️👍🏼 shoutout to @Erinreadsthebooks , @irre and @fandom_hellspawn99
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

TheBookHippie ☕️🤷🏽‍♀️📖 2w
AsYouWish 🎉📖🎊 2w
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Fitness Junkie: A Novel | Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
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My goals for the #BookFitnessChallenge are to read a minimum of four books, to walk four times a week (pretty sure that‘s what I listed, did not get a form back yet) and two yoga classes per week.

@wanderinglynn No rush, just want to be sure my Google form went through, did not receive a form back as usually happens, nor an email from you yet.

🧘‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🚶🏼‍♀️⭐️👍🏼

wanderinglynn @LMJenkins You should get an email from me today. I‘m doing them in batches as new people sign up. I‘ll tag you in a post when I‘ve sent it. 😀 so happy to have you join! 🙌🏻 3w
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Fitness Junkie: A Novel | Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
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Whew! I made it just in time! I‘ve been missing a lot of #Litsy lately and therefore didn‘t see this awesome challenge. So excited for #BookFitnessChallenge

Thanks @wanderinglynn for this - such a great idea and detail to the challenge. I‘m all signed up and I‘ll share my goals tomorrow.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Welcome aboard! 3w
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Loving this one already. #ARC

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Turbulence | David Szalay
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This one is intriguing. Just started, but it‘s very short. I‘m sure I‘ll finish it tonight. #ARC

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I listened to most of this but I had a physical book to go along. I really loved it. The narrator bothered me sometimes, but also added some dramatic emphasis to other parts of the story that really enhanced them.

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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💔

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Next up!

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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I chose “pick” because I felt like it deserved more than “so-so” , but I was not blown away. I love the feel the author gave me for Mrs. Onassis and it seemed spot on. Some of the plot was a little convoluted and I didn‘t appreciate the main character‘s indiscretions. A decent read, overall.

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Thank you to Simon & Schuster for providing me with an Advanced Reader's Edition of this fabulous novel.

The adjective that keeps coming to mind when I think about how this book made me feel is "comfortable." I'm not 100% satisfied with that, but it is true that I settled in to these characters and this story and just felt.. link to review in comments.

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Wine, book, NCAA basketball, pizza, my peeps. This is my Friday night.

Amiable Sounds heavenly! 2mo
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I‘m hoping this book of essays and humor makes me laugh out loud. If so, I‘ll have some quotes for “y‘all.” See what I did there? 😉

Chelleo 👏🏾😂 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I‘m not feeling the great reviews I‘ve seen for this book. I‘m also done with protagonists named Theo (this and The Goldfinch). This was not suspenseful for me, and I didn‘t care about the characters.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I am glad that I chose the audio format. What an incredible job the narrators did! This wasn't a bunch of people reading a book aloud, it was a performance. The dialogue was emotional, conversational, it really sounded like the interview it was supposed to be. It chronicles the band members beginnings, early careers, how they came to be recording together. It's several love stories told in a compelling, emotional, heartbreaking & suspenseful way.

swishandflick I read this in print and really want to listen to the audio too! 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Began listening to this today.

Heatherfeather Me too...I'm kinda entranced. The narrators are SO good. 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Excited to jump right into this one!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Let‘s invite one another in.”
I couldn‘t love this, or her, more.

Lcsmcat I‘m reading it, rather than listening, but I still hear her voice in my head. 😀 2mo
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat oh my god, me too. This book is such a wonderful, happy experience. I seriously need her to write more books. 2mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Trying to picture breasts the “shape of teacups” and just can‘t. This description kinda irritates me.

SamAnne Agreed. 3mo
Bklover Me too. 3mo
SassyBookworm 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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❤️🧡💜🖤 #ARC

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It‘s been a good week for #BookMail! #ARC #TBRisgettingbiggernotsmaller

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Springtime Crime | Carolyn Keene
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🍀 The birds chirping.
🦋 The pollen that coats everything and the roadkill-like scent of the Bradford Pear (I think) in my yard.
🏃‍♀️ Wanting to get fit for summer clothing.
🍹Gather, read, travel, drink, enjoy.
📗 “A Buzz In the Meadow” by Dave Goulson

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌷 3mo
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Starting this one today. I have two parakeets and a green cheeked conure 🦜, and I am to inherit my aunt‘s African gray parrot one day. I adore birds.

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The Island: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Two of my favorite things. 😜

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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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I wish that I had a shelf full of unread Joshilyn Jackson novels. If I did, I would squirrel myself away for days and just read non-stop. She is in good company with a few other authors that just feel like home to me.

This book feels like a shift from her other stories: edgier, dangerous. But still, GOOD.

Amy leads a comfortable, safe, vanilla life with a solid husband.......

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2674825621

Kaylamburson You sold me on this one!! 3mo
Djspens This sounds good! I haven't read any books by this author but I might have to start. Thanks for the recommendation! 3mo
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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Gah! The twist! Don‘t read unless you‘ve finished this or won‘t read it. It doesn‘t really look like a reveal, but it is!

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Rainy Rainy Saturday | Jack Prelutsky
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Current situation.

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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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⚫️ I have six pets! A dog, Duffy; two cats, Bacchus and Floyd: two parakeets, Jim and Dwight & a green cheeked conure, Marnie.
⚫️ Not yet.
⚫️ Yoga, card games, etc.
⚫️ Key West, Maine and Santa Barbara
⚫️ What is the meaning of life?
#FriyayIntro

4thhouseontheleft 42 😃 3mo
Areader2 Happiness ✌🏼😄 3mo
CindyRene 5. To glorify The One True God and to tell others about Him ❤️. 3mo
CouronneDhiver To love God and love others. 😊 That‘s my plan. 3mo
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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Ooh, can‘t wait....love her books. Jumping in now! #ARC

Kappadeemom It was so good!!! 3mo
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#HelloThursday
☀️ I love it all! But would like a bit of each...couldn‘t choose just one.
⛰ It‘s probably a tie between mountains and beach and I‘ll pick mountains.
🎵 I love a good outdoor music festival with crafts and drinks!
⛺️ I like to camp and I love to be home. Never glamped! Hotels are delicious too.
📖 The tagged book was a great non-fiction read about waves, surfing, etc.

wanderinglynn Outdoor music festivals are so fun! Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 3mo
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Yes, it‘s Thursday but I still want to participate! 🌟
⚫️ I love both, but I‘ll go with the library, such a wondrous FREE place.
⚫️ I played Bunco with some great friends last night and won $25!
⚫️ City of Thieves by David Benioff
⚫️ Overrated - books by Lauren Groff. Haven‘t been able to get into them!
⚫️ @GlitterGirl , @rheareads , @BooksandStitches , @kaye , @Amiable
@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

SilversReviews Nice answers, and I like the change of the shape of the photo. 3mo
Eggs Nice image edit! Thanks for joining in 💗 3mo
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The Litten Path | JAMES. CLARKE
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Good morning Littens! ☀️🌈

SilversReviews LOVE it!! 😊 3mo
eanderson 🤗 3mo
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Winter Stroll | Elin Hilderbrand
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I really love Elin Hilderbrand‘s books....they are so easy to sink into, relatable characters, a sunny pleasant place to visit. I can‘t wait to get my hands on the third in this series.

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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Hoping I get lucky and none of you have read this yet and think it looks interesting. I‘ve heard GREAT things. What say you, #GroupA? #LMPBC @Erinreadsthebooks @irre @fandom_hellspawn99

irre Sounds great! 3mo
fandom_hellspawn99 I'm down 😎 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks Yep, I'm in! Looks good! 3mo
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I‘ve always been in the “never write in a book” camp, but this looks like fun and I just signed up. Join me! #LMPBC @suvata

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy5 to register and learn more.

Erinreadsthebooks Yay! Looking forward to it! 🎉 3mo
irre Just joined your group 3mo
suvata Have fun, y‘all 3mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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*sigh of contentment*

I wish this happy place could have lasted a bit longer, but once I pick up one of Katherine Center's books, I can't put it down because it is so comfortable and pleasant.

This reminded me a lot of "How to Walk Away," and I mean that in the best sense....in fact there is a link that is a pleasant surprise. Cassie is a kick-ass firefighter & takes pride in being very good at...https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2705004889

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Starting this today! I‘ve borrowed it a few times yet never started which always bugs me, so it feels like an accomplishment.

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Best episode of The Office! Parkour!

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Thank you to Scribner and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review this book in advance of publication. I wasn't ready to part with June and Hugo just yet, but I enjoyed the brief time I spent with them.

June, an assistant for a late-night show that has just ended its stint, ends up spending a weekend with Hugo, the revered star and her long-time celebrity crush......review here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40539024

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Yippety Skippety, what a mail day! #ARC box from Winter Institute. Thank you @SimonSchuster !

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It was fun to revisit the world of Deliverance Dane & descendants. I loved the history of Salem, Marblehead and surrounding areas. The idea of finding artifacts & clues in a generational family home was enticing. However, I found that the believability (yes, I realize that I'm talking about witchcraft here) fell apart in the last chapters. The scenes when the "recipe" comes together were too fantastical. But all in all, I liked it.
(Con‘t..)

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One pet peeve though, the use of the word "slurp" to describe a grown woman, a Professor no less, each time she consumes a beverage is really irritating. Unless she's ACTUALLY making slurping sounds every time she drinks these sodas and coffees....please, don't.
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This is a bunch of chapters/essays, each about a place of darkness or evil that the author visits with his family.

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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I bailed sooner than I usually would.... actually, it‘s only recently that I‘ve started to allow myself to bail on a book. I just wasn‘t feeling it. I felt like the fragments of the book were jumping around in time and from topic to topic even within a paragraph. I wasn‘t feeling the emotion between the couple and every other sentence seem to be pointless. Just wasn‘t for me. Though I did like the premise.

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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WHEW! Success! I could not have complete this successfully if my family had not been out of town, leaving me to a silent household with plenty of reading time. Finishing up was tough because I am not 💯 loving this book so far. Thanks to #24in48 and #24B4Monday for the inspiration.

DGRachel Congrats! 4mo
TheReadingMermaid Congrats sweetheart! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉😁🎉 4mo
Mollyanna You did wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Nessavamusic Congrats!!🎉 4mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 4mo
Bookish.SAM Congrats!! 4mo
Megabooks 🎊🎊🙌🙌🙌👍🏻👍🏻🎉👏🏻🥳 4mo
Anitareads Congrats! 👏🎉 4mo
kstadt929 Great job!! 🎉 4mo
RealLifeReading Oh wow!! You did it!! 4mo
Andrew65 You did it! Congratulations! 🙌👏👍😊🙌👏👍😊🙌👏👍😊🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🏆🍾😍 4mo
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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I haven‘t been posting as much as I should for #24in48, because I‘ve been reading, reading, reading! Onto Book No. 4. #24in48readathon

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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Killin‘ it during #24in48 so far! Stocked up on rest Fridays so I could chug through the wee hours of Saturday. @24in48

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, you‘re doing great!👍🏽 4mo
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My Sister's Grave | Robert Dugoni
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It‘s been a lovely relaxing day of reading (and eating and drinking) for #24B4Monday. I did manage to get a 4 mile walk in. This mystery, first in a series, has been a good choice for my second book of the weekend.

TheReadingMermaid Great time! 👍🏻 What a great start 😍 4mo
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This is my first completed book during #24B4Monday. I started this book a while ago, put it aside, then finished it today. It was lovely. I have an interest in genealogy and DNA research and while this book talks about that a lot, it‘s about something else as well: examining who you are as a person, who are the people you come from, what makes up your family. Is it biology, or something else? She‘s a beautiful writer.

TheReadingMermaid Sounds great and you're off to a great start 👍🏻 4mo
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