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ScarletQuill

ScarletQuill

Joined August 2016

Writer, baker, BBC glutton.
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Goals for #BFC2:
1. Exercise 5 days a week, any form
2. Read 6 books

I'm in the middle of two big fantasy novels right now. Mostly on track to finish Through Wolfs Eyes this week, yay!

Only did my workout once so far this week, so need to get back on that!

#smallsteppers
@hes7
@LapReader
@TheDaysGoBy
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@wanderinglynn
@TK421
@Laughterhp

TheDaysGoBy Once is better than zero! You‘re doing good! 3w
wanderinglynn Great goals! And you‘re doing great! One day, one step at a time. 3w
hes7 You can do it! 👍🏻💪🏻 3w
Laughterhp Great goals!! One step at a time! 3w
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Claiming the Courtesan | Anna Campbell
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Just grabbed this beauty from the used book store. We went on a nice long walk so I got to start off the #BookFitnessChallenge strong! This book is already so good. A celebrated courtesan goes back to her old life leaving her wealthy patron behind. Forcing him, obviously, to seduce her all over again as a woman not of the night. The writing is so good, love me a saucy Regency! #BFC

wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌 4w
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This book has been giving me some lovely inspiration lately. Working my little side hustle gig can be hard for me sometimes cause I dont love traditional salesy tactics, but I do love the biz itself so I just keep doing it my own way and making my own mark on things. I love inspirational businessy self help books. 😎✍☕

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Through Wolf's Eyes | Jane Lindskold
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Some Danger Involved was super fun and I've definitely found a new series to binge read. Until the next one arrives, I'm also juiced to dive into this awesome looking fantasy trilogy. I needed a good new epic trilogy in my life, and lucky me the used book store had all three at once. #currentlyreading

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Currently reading. So far its utterly delightful.

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I picked this one up at a used indie in town just thinking it looked like some good epic #fantasy. Since then I got to know who Kate Elliott is on Twitter and now I feel like I found treasure in my attic. So far its everything I want my epic fantasy to be - beautiful, atmospheric, mystical, magical, ancient, lush, enveloping. And its volume one. Huzzah!

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Omg y'all. I got a new phone a year ago and didn't realize until this week that Litsy was the app I forgot to redownload. Ready to get bookish again with you fine folks. #bookclubpick #historical 🤓🤓🤓

Soubhiville Yay! Welcome back! 6mo
TheWordJar Woo! Welcome back!! 6mo
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You know that one author you'll always buy no matter what? C.S. Harris is that one for me, especially this series. I've been wanting to complete my collection of this series, I'm miss g the first 4 volumes. And even though I have all the others in hardcover, I couldn't not get the first book just because it's paperback. When the thrift store offers up a find you take it! #bookhaul #mystery #historicalfiction

TaciturnWhenReading I found this series later too and had to search everywhere for a decent used hardcover of the first book! 13mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Kristin Hannah is a brilliant author. She uses just the right details to make time and place come alive. I read most of this books 400 pages today because I just couldn't put it down. I wept, I cheered, I was mildly annoyed by the ending, but overall I liked it very much.

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We're potty training this weekend. Which means lots of sitting around drinking juice, watching movies, and running into the bathroom. Fun. I have my bookstack to help pass the time.

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The Bequest | Candice Proctor
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One of my all time favorite authors. She writes historical mysteries under the name C.S.Harris and I adore her. When o discovered she wrote romance novels under this name I was stoked. #romance #historical #awesomeauthor

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Though I didn't make it to my book club for this one I'm still super stoked to read it. 😄😄😄

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Trying to squeeze more reading into my day, which means reading at the stove instead of watching MST3k while dinner is cooking. With my wee helper.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Mac and cheese and murder. #mystery

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Saga Volume 1 | Brian K Vaughan
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You guys. You guys. Juiced. #graphicnovel #tbr #saga

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Blogging Queen: Roman | Jutta Profijt

Okay y'all. Hit me with your favorite book bloggers. I'm thinking of jumping into the game myself, if only to fill a creative outlet, and I'd like to follow some good ones!

MyBookSwapClub I've been contemplating the same....updating MyBookSwapClub website as we speak :) you are welcome to write up for us at the MBSC club :) 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 1y
ScarletQuill @MyBookSwapClub awesome! That is both exciting and scary, haha! 1y
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The Caves of Steel | Isaac Asimov
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Picked this one up out of the little free library near my office. Can't believe this the my first time actually reading Asimov. A good sci-fi whodunit for a rainy Saturday. #scifi #saturdayreads

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1. Waffles
2. Spicy
3. One long book
4. Night owl
5. Rain
#thisorthat

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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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Haven't posted in a while! My current weekend reads. I've got so many good ones on my shelf I want to start more but I'm making myself wait!! #weekendread

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Can't wait.

BookBabe Yes!!! This has been on my TBR forever! 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️🙌🏻 2y
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Think I will finally stick with a reading challenge next year. This one looks like fun! #lrc

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Sweet mini #bookhaul from my local friends of the library store. Two I've been eyeballing for a long time, plus 3 surprise Regencys that look like delicious guilty pleasures. #regency #romance

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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A book I didn't expect to like but it was very good. Dealt very well with topics of domestic abuse, sexual assault, relationships, friendships, motherhood, and being a woman. Trigger warning for the above topics, definitely.

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Off the Books | Lucy Arlington
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Cozy with my cozy! #cozymystery

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Trying to better myself, dammit. Breathe in, breathe out...

CatLass007 Practice your breathing by blowing soap bubbles. It‘s so relaxing. And you have to have very controlled breath to blow good soap bubbles. 2y
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Why am I still awake? I should really be sleeping.

CouronneDhiver Me too 2y
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Getting ready to do some baking. #baking #cookbook

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Well this was delightful. Loved the Duke, he was a great character. And the author's occasional subtle references to modern current events made me laugh out loud. Oh, and the sexy bits were, ah, delightful as well. 😘😥😏

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Just heard the gals talking about this one on #allthebooks so obviously I had to grab a copy when I was in Target. Can't wait to dive In!

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Off the Books | Lucy Arlington
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New cozy. The main character is named after my best friend, Yay! Lila isn't a name you see often so that's fun.

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A Bone to Pick | Charlaine Harris
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Loving this series. #mystery #cozymystery #cats #murder

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Only 40 pages in but I already know I've found a new favorite author. #readingintheairport #fantasy

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The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
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Got the audiobook for the #agathachristiebookclub from overdrive. Can't wait to start!

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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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Delightful. Nothing like a cozy mystery with a librarian in a book club. And Charlaine Harris is a great writer. #cozymystery #murder #mystery

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Gilded Cage | Vic James
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Damn! Didn't know this was a trilogy. But yay! So good. More new adult than YA, more dark parts than I had expected. Magical aristocrats, non-magical commoners who are forced to slave for them. Political and magical intrigue, resistance, good and evil, a near-modern world. I love it. Must read Book 2.

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1. Wine
2. First page
3. Forest, even though I live by the beach 😂
4. Fantasy, that's easy
5. Mr Darcy. Never did really fancy Rochester. #bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja 👍👍 2y
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This, you guys, is why we love Friends of the Library stores. How much did I pay for this giant #bookstack, you ask? $7.75. That's right. Less than one trade paperback. Mama is happy. #bookhaul

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Rising Strong | Brené Brown
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I love this woman. #self-help

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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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@elkeo I have your book ready to mail! Work has been an absolute nuthouse, but your #restingbookface book for July is on the way! Soon! Good thing it only has to travel up the coast a few hours. How's the heat up there, sister?

elkeo_TheBookDragon Good to know! This time I fell behind too so am trying to finish the last one now. And today was yucky hot, girlfriend 😖 2y
ScarletQuill @elkeo yeah it's pretty gross down here too. And humid. Yuck. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Humidity is just unfair 🙁 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Favorite Hobby: Baking
Favorite Drink: Toss up: coffee or Diet Coke
Favorite Food: Mexican. All of it. Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite City: San Francisco
Dream House: a beach cottage
Favorite Accessory: a nice big ring
Favorite TV Show: Murder She Wrote
Last Movie I saw in the theater: Cars 3
Currently Reading: Gilded Cage by Vic James. #asidefrombooks

Sweettartlaura Oooh, I love big rings, too - the blingier the better😜 2y
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Gilded Cage | Vic James
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Time to dive into some dark fantasy YA for a change of pace. It's so hot in my house, can't wait until the kids are sleeping and I can read outside with a drink. #ya #fantasy

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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Another one that is stuck between Pick and So-so for me. I liked it, but it was also often totally unbelievable. Much of it rang true and provided a spooky commentary on modern society. But much of it was also just too thin, like, HOW are the characters going along with some of this? They're buying into it way too easily. But again, overall I liked it.

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Struggling with what to rate this one. I mean, on the whole, good. Maybe it's because I've been reading a lot of mysteries lately but I had a big part of it figured out from the beginning which sort of killed the ending for me. Also, the final quarter or so felt a bit anti climatic to me, maybe because it seemed to change so suddenly from the first part of the book.

JoeStalksBeck Try the audiobook. It's fantastic! 2y
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Yes! So. Juiced.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Finally found this one at the library. You know how when you have piles of books at home but you go to the library and get a new pile anyway? #restingbookface #bookhaul

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Hehe. Amazon cart. #booklife

ScarletQuill What do I do? Replace my kindle? Buy all print books? I have like $125 in gift cards. And I want a new Happy Planner and a new release in hardcover. Choices... 2y
rubyslippersreads I think Kindles are $20 off for Father's Day. 🙂 2y
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Excited to read this at last after hearing @Liberty and @rebeccaschinsky talk about it on the various podcasts. With all the things I'm trying to manage in my life, these ideas are going to come in super useful.

TamarackTrail Please review when you've read it. I'm interested..... 2y
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#bookmail today! Yay! @Carleneishere Almost done with yours @elkeo #restingbookface

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Digging into this one as my pop culture book for the #probablyreadingchallenge.