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MicrobeMom

Joined January 2018

Mother, microbiologist, college prof, avid reader, lover of books, knitter! Love love love reading!!!
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Polio: An American Story | David M. Oshinsky
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That time of year again when I get the joy of rereading and teaching these books in my Principles if Ecology and Virology courses! Also you can see where my Gus tried to enjoy the Polio book by eating it. 😂😂

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Today book sale at my local library was a bit overwhelming because I only had $10 cash. Too many choices!!😂😂

Chrissyreadit What did you pick? 4w
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Finally starting this one! Going to take my time and savor it.

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I finished my reread of this in prep for Dark Age. I enjoyed itmore the second time around. I was able to give up all my preconceived notions of what this book should be and what should happen. That allowed me to be more immersed and enjoy it more. 5 ⭐️ Now on to Dark Age. No doubt it will be a rough one.

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I had a great week! Headaches have dissipated! I met all my goals! Super thrilled!
🥋 3/2
Walks 3/3
>10K steps 5/5
2L H2O 7/7

Rewarding myself with little Met baseball and some 🧶! #bfcr3

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
Blaire Great week and a nice way to end it! 1mo
kspenmoll So happy for you! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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Daisey Wonderful! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Excellent!!!🎉❤️🎉❤️ 1mo
Mitch Yeah. Feels like a major corner has been turned. 😘 1mo
Crazeedi So glad you're feeling better, great job this week! Keep it up, yay team ❤ 1mo
sudi Great job 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I am about to start the tagged book. I love a book with a map and this is a very beautiful one.

Soubhiville Wow that is pretty. 1mo
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Loved this book! It is the first book this year that I have truly loved and I am sad to see end. Evelyn is charming, loving, devious and ruthless. I did not see the end coming, but I should have. I was so absorbed in Evelyn. Really great!

HOTPock3tt I loved this book as well! One of my fave reads this year! ♥️🤗 1mo
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#bfcr3. Beautiful 4 mile audio walk this morning.

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I did just ok for this week of #bfcr3. My semester started and I was back to teach. I also wasn‘t feeling well. So, I did not meet all my goals but did ok. I am spending the weekend on a little self love.

Karate 2/2
Walk 2/3
10K steps 3/5
2L water 6/7

Chrissyreadit 🙌👏🙌👏awesome on all accounts! 2mo
wanderinglynn Looks like a great week to me. Way to go! 🙌🏻 And enjoy your self-care time. 💜 2mo
Dragonfairykats Self care is important!! Your accomplishments are awesome!!! 2mo
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Mitch Brilliant. Glad the Karate routine is back for you ❤️. I started this book too this week for the #botmbuddyread! I found it hard to stop! 2mo
Crazeedi Love Evelyn Hugo! And great job this week with school starting and all💞💞 2mo
Blaire Beautiful spot! 2mo
MicrobeMom @Chrissyreadit thank you! 2mo
MicrobeMom @wanderinglynn it was! Thank you! 2mo
MicrobeMom @Dragonfairykats thank you!!!♥️ 2mo
MicrobeMom @Mitch It has been good to be back to a normal routine! I am loving this book. It is hard to stop. ♥️♥️ 2mo
MicrobeMom @Crazeedi I am loving the book! Thank you. 2mo
MicrobeMom @Blaire it really is! 2mo
sudi Looks like a pretty good week 👏👏👏 and how do you like the book so far ? 2mo
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My happy place! Last of #summerreading

ValerieAndBooks It‘s a good book! Enjoy these last few days of summer. 2mo
MicrobeMom @ValerieAndBooks thank you! You too!! 2mo
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Started this one tonight. Wasn‘t into it before I started but so far so good!

Crazeedi This was a favorite book for me this year! 2mo
MicrobeMom @Crazeedi I am enjoying it so far!!! 2mo
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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This a little predictable but cut. I liked that it focused on a brother sister relationship and not romance.

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#bfcr3 I am sorry for the late posted. This week our my husband‘s grandfather passed away. So I did not meet my goals. I will be modifying my goals for next week as we attend the funeral. Although this has been a tough week, I feel I did ok with my goals.
Karate 1/1
>10K Steps 4/5
Books 3/6
Water2L 0/7
Sorry for the late post!

Mitch Such a lovely photo - sending you love and hugs 😘 2mo
callielafleur You did such a good job despite what your family is going through. You should be very proud ♥️ 2mo
Crazeedi He looks like he was a great granddad! Making the grandchildren laugh was my dad's specialty too. Hugs💔 2mo
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4thhouseontheleft So sorry for your family‘s loss. 💞 2mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your family‘s loss 2mo
AmyG I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry for your loss! 💙💙 2mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry- taking time to mourn and care for one another is so important❤️- and you are amazing. 2mo
BethM So sorry for your loss. Hugs. 2mo
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2mo
sudi You did so great even when you're having such a tough week. Losing a family member is never easy, my thoughts are with you and your family members ❤ 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💗 2mo
quietjenn I'm sorry for your loss 💙 2mo
nelehelen I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.. 🙏🏼 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs* 2mo
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I enjoyed this! I did not like it as much as this first in the series, but it was cute. If you are looking for an easy, fluffy, very sexy, everything will be good in the end romance, this one is for you. I do like the diversity and feminism is Guillory‘s novels. It is refreshing!

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Beautiful night for an audio walk! #bfcr3

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Microbiology | BarCharts Inc
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Spending the morning with some tea and Tinkerbell trying to get some writing done. Looking forward to some fun reading this afternoon!

rather_be_reading 👏 👏 2mo
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#bfcr3 I had a good week!
Karate 3/2
Walk/run 3/3
>10K Steps 5/5
2L of water 7/7

I even competed a book and close to competing the one in the pic! Spending the rest of today relaxing!

Mitch You‘re on a roll and you‘re unstoppable! Well done 🥳 2mo
Megabooks Fantastic job!!!! 2mo
Blaire Wonderful first week!! 2mo
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Crazeedi Nicely accomplished! 👏👏 2mo
sudi Great first week 👏👏👏 2mo
Chrissyreadit 👏🙌🎉Awesome!!!! 2mo
callielafleur Great job, you definitely earned your moment of relaxation!! 📚🐶💕 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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That Old Cape Magic | Richard Russo
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A book, an adult beverage and a little Mets Baseball. A good start to the weekend!

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I enjoyed this one more than the second one but not as much as the first. I do think it is worth read the whole series. Fun, light, and intro into a world most of us will never experience!

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So Aug 9th is book lovers day! So happy happy everyone!!

Crazeedi Yay!👏👏 let's everyone read all day!!🙂 2mo
JaneyWaneyB Happy Book Lovers Day 📚💖 2mo
Birdsong28 Love Belle 😍😘📚📖 2mo
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Gus and I are doing a little audio knitting this beautiful afternoon. 🧶 #summer

britt_brooke Perfect! 💚🐾 2mo
bcncookbookclub Lovely! I'm from crochet side! Are in Ravelry too!? 🧶Just in case find me there as bcncookbookclub... 2mo
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#bfcr3 yay! I am looking forward to Round 3 and working with my team! 🥋 🏃‍♀️ 💪

Mitch Love number 5 - shaping each week to provide just enough to stretch 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 2mo
Crazeedi I love number 5, that's a great idea!!! 2mo
sudi Great goals 👏👏👏. Love #5 , it's always a great thing to keep in mind. 2mo
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Mehso-so

I finished this one a couple of days ago. This travelogue of Britain is 25 years old. There were parts I really loved and laughed out loud. However, most of it is just recounting is what he likes or hates about certain towns. My big gripe is that this was a travelogue and the map of his travels was insufficient. The book as a whole could have been better. But I am sure I will read the sequel at some point.

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Well I feel I ended the last week of #bfcr2 strong. I like many had to reassess my goals weekly and that worked really well for me. I met all my goals this week. Overall, I read 7/6 books, And I met all my fitness goals except for 1 week. Thanks to my awesome team and @wanderinglynn for a great 6 weeks. A big thank you to the amazing, sweet and super supportive @Mitch you are a true leader!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 3mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!!!! You had a great week!!👏🙌🥰🎉 3mo
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sudi Awesome 👏👏👏 3mo
Mitch You did so well, and inspired us all as well! 🥳🏆🥳🏆🥳🏆 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Wow great job! Resounding success to the end for you ! 3mo
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This Perfect Day | Ira Levin
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Today could not be more perfect. Slight breeze off Lake George, beautiful scenery, my book, and no where to be. #summerreading

Mitch Looks idyllic 💕 3mo
BridgetteM Beautiful!❤️ 3mo
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Enjoying some camping and reading with the hubby. The quiet is excellent! #summerreading

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#BFC #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallange @wanderinglynn ask this week that we post our favorite workout or workout equipment. Here is mine. My 🥋 blackbelt!

Megabooks Awesome!! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Chrissyreadit LOVE IT!!!!🙌🙌🙌 3mo
Mitch You are my hero! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 👍🏻 Thanks for sharing. 3mo
sudi That's so cool 😎👍 3mo
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This week though stressful was great! I hit all my goals and finish my book goal. I am 6/6! Last I celebrated with my mom and daughter by seeing a musical and drinking wine from a sippy cup!! 😂😂 #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge

Chrissyreadit Yum! What musical? 3mo
Mitch Fantastic ( and classy!🤣) 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 An awesome week especially considering it was stressful. 🎉 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Love it on all counts! 3mo
sudi You did awesome 👏👏👏 and Wine from a sippy cup is a great idea 😄👍 3mo
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Take 2, reading on the deck. My awesome parents just left with my kids for the next week. So, I have so quiet time to ready on my deck this morning! My kids get spoiled by their grandparents and I get a week with the hubby! My parents rock!

TrishB Win- win! 3mo
AlaMich Hey, what‘s with the snowman mug?! Wrong season!! 😉 3mo
MicrobeMom @AlaMich 😂😂 it is one of my favs all year round. Holds lots of caffeine! 3mo
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The reason I am getting no reading done! He is lucky he is so cute! Gus the pug too!

Bookzombie He is cute! The dog too! 3mo
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Trying to get a little reading done but my son wants to talk my ear off. So we are talking and I will read when he is done talking. #kidtime

Tanisha_A Hahahah! That's really cute 3mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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I loved this book. I would call it the quintessential American western. It really is an epic. It follows two ex-Texas rangers from the a small town on the Rio Grande (Lonesome Dove) driving cattle to settle Montana, Gus and Call. I found the few female characters the most compelling. However, I really felt is was a love story between two life long friends and what they would do for each other. Great read!

AmyG One of my favorite books. ❤️ 3mo
Ncostell Just read this last year and loved it. Probably my favorite book that I read in 2018. 3mo
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I was excited for this one because I loved Crazy Rich Asians, but I was disappointed with it. Although I still loved the description of the Uber rich in Asia, I was unhappy with the change in the character of Rachel. She seemed like she was so taken with the rich life style of her family and their friends. I know this book isn‘t really about Rachel, but I feel it was a stretch to keep the story going.

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#BFF #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge so this week was a tough week. We have had some family stuff going on that will continue possibly. That did interfere with my goals. I got my walking, karate and reading in. Not the yoga. I am not being hard on myself. We are experiencing a massive heat wave and family must come first. My goals for next week are karate, my steps and finish the book above! Thanks to my group for all the support!

Mitch You did amazing to do what you did. I hope you can find some quiet time over the weekend to restore 😘 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Great job - look after yourself 3mo
Daisey Wonderful job and great way of looking at it! Hope the next week goes well. 3mo
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wanderinglynn I hope this next week is a bit easier for you. 💚 And you had a great week despite your challenges. Adapt if needed. And let us know if you need anything. ❤️ 3mo
sudi Great job and hope the next week goes well 💛 3mo
Blaire Wonderful job taking care of yourself! Hoping this heat wave breaks soon. 3mo
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Doing a little #audiocooking today. Making a lot of www.skinnyishdishrecipes First up Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers. #mealprep

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Science camp at the library=1 hour of quiet reading for me!! 🧫 🧬 🧪 📚

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Click'd (Click'd, Book 1) | Tamara Ireland Stone
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My 10 yo daughter and I finished our buddy read of this book. I thought it was very cute and great for anyone 8-13 yo. Allie goes to coding camp and develops an app that helps people make friends. When she returns to school, she releases it to her school mates. Then something goes wrong with the app, and Allie needs to fix it and make some decisions.

Peddler410 This is sitting on our bookshelf — since it first came out 🤦🏻‍♀️ We‘re a bit back logged. 3mo
MicrobeMom @Peddler410 you will enjoy it. Very cute. 3mo
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Started this one on my audio walk. #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk

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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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@Mitch my #BFC #bfcr2 leader posted a selfie and gor out of her comfort zone. With a near 11 yo i am not sure I am allowed to hate selfies but I do. We need to see beauty in the flaws! @phatsallylee @Blaire @Itchyfeetreader @Chrissyreadit @sudi @ErinSueGreads #selfie

Mitch I see lots of beautiful......🥰 3mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! 3mo
britt_brooke Pretty! 3mo
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Itchyfeetreader Looking awesome ! 3mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌🥰🙌👏🥰👏 3mo
Blaire Lovely! 3mo
Crazeedi Your eyes❤ lovely!! 3mo
sudi Beautiful picture 😊👍 3mo
Meaw_catlady Lovely! 3mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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While my little man is at science camp, my daughter and I are spending a little time reading at the library. She is thrilled to have her pic taken! #summerreading

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Chilling at the Shore house! A little rest after an active week. I met all my goals this week! 🏃‍♀️ 3x, 🧘‍♀️ 3x, 🥋 3x and >10k steps for 5 steps! #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn @Mitch

Mitch Fabulous week and an amazing way to relax, restore and recharge for week 4. Have a wonderful weekend. 😘 3mo
crazyspine Good job 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 And what a lovely place to rest! Enjoy! 3mo
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MicrobeMom @mitch thank you! You help to keep all of us in the group motivated. Our support group really helped motivate me this week! ♥️ 3mo
MicrobeMom @crazyspine thank you ♥️♥️ 3mo
MicrobeMom @wanderinglynn. Thank you! The #bfcr2 has been very motivating! ♥️♥️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit That looks like a lovely space. 3mo
sudi Awesome job 👏👏👏. Enjoy your rest, you deserve it 😊😘 3mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1️⃣ 🏃‍♀️ 3x in the heat this week
2️⃣ outside US: 🇮🇪 in US: Maine
3️⃣ 🍓 shortcake
4️⃣ yes a little 🏖 and my father in-laws 🎂 so I will get to see my nieces
5️⃣👍👋
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Slajaunie Love the beach and family is always great! 3mo
i-am-papercrane Oh I LOVE Ireland! Its so green and pretty 😍😍 3mo
Lynnsoprano I get the walking in the heat. I think we should get double exercise credit! 3mo
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Dolly ❤️Maine❤️ 3mo
MicrobeMom @i-am-papercrane I know!! I want to go back soon! 3mo
MicrobeMom @Slajaunie ♥️♥️ 3mo
MicrobeMom @Lynnsoprano thank you! It was a rough week! ♥️♥️ 3mo
MicrobeMom @Dolly so pretty! ♥️ 3mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Getting in a little late morning reading on the deck before it gets too hot!!! #summerreading

Slajaunie Beautiful deck! 3mo
MicrobeMom @Slajaunie thank you! We just had it replaced this past spring! We ♥️ it!!! 3mo
MellieAntoinette I just bought this book thanks to all the #blameitonlitsy love!! 3mo
MicrobeMom @MellieAntoinette it am really enjoying and I hope you do too!!! 3mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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After an active day (morning run, some time in the lab, afternoon yoga, evening karate), Sonny and I are chilling with a western! #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #dogsoflisty #sonnythemutt @wanderinglynn @Mitch

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And cute pup! ❤️🐶 3mo
Mitch Sounds perfect! 👍🏼 3mo
Nute You‘re an inspiration! 3mo
MicrobeMom @Nute ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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This was cute. Fluff but fun. If you need a nice easy fun read, this is it!

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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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This evenings audio walk! Beautiful! #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk

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After a long drive back from OCMD, we are back at the Jersey Shore. There was a beautiful breeze and I decided to get a run in. #bcf #bcfr2 #bookfitnesschallenge

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To read or watch Deathly Hallows? At little of both. Reading through the commercials. 😂

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I met my goals this week for #bfcr2 #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge . It was a crazy week with 5 days of dance competition with my daughter and trying to fit in fun with family at the beach while we are in OCMD. Thanks for the support for my group! Good week. @wanderinglynn @Mitch

Mitch A week full of amazing achievements for the whole family. I‘ve loved following the week with you ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn What an awesome week! And I‘m totally impressed that you met your goals with everything going on! Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
TheSpineView Great job! 3mo
sudi Those photos look like you had lots of fun, great job 👏👏👏 3mo
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