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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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I didn‘t go walking yesterday and knew I would regret it because it‘s supposed to rain all this week. Today, I was determined to finish Walden, fell asleep after about 2 pages, & it was storming when I woke up. Missed my chance to walk for #BFC. I did finish this book- it‘s a classic & has some valuable things to say, was prob more radical at the time. I will stick w/ Wendell Berry though, he says a lot of the same in a more concise & poetic way.

Scochrane26 I have meant to read this for yrs but mainly read it because Wendell Berry refers to it often in his books. Obv an influence on him. 5h
Bookwormjillk Bummer you missed your walk. 5h
Scochrane26 @Bookwormjillk I‘ll try to go tomorrow. I think after tonight it‘s supposed to be scattered showers all week. I prob won‘t get to go hiking though. 5h
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau | Henry David Thoreau

In an essay by EB White at the end of Walden-“Walden is an oddity in American letters. It may very well be the oddest of our distinguished oddities. For many, it is a great deal too odd, and for many it is a particular bore.” He goes on to say that many respect it but don‘t like it much.
And that sums up most of my thoughts about the book. It has some interesting insights, & I see the influence on some of my fave authors.

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Sitting on the sunporch listening to the last hour of this one. It was a little slow, & the murderer was pretty obvious. I still liked it though. Sometimes we need books that aren‘t too heavy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. I like most music. Maybe 90‘s rap.
2. I can never decide between fall and spring. Love the fall colors but love the change to warm weather & blooming flowers in spring.
3. Historical fiction
4. Went w/ sister to Texas Roadhouse to use a gift card
5. Done. #friYAYintro @howjessreads

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Don‘t think I‘m going to walk today, so I‘ll go ahead and post for the #bookfitnesschallenge, week 5.
I had 4 days of exercise this week (goal is 3), including yesterday when I did both a walk & yoga. Last week was the first week in a long time that I actually hit my 4 day goal on Fitbit.
I finished one book, making my total 7/6. I‘m currently working on an audiobook. #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week 5! 4d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3d
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A Conspiracy of Stars | Olivia A. Cole
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I met this author at a bookstore event. I‘m not usually a fan of sci-fi, so I wasn‘t going to buy the book, but after I heard her talk & met her, I decided to try it out. I love the characters, & she thankfully left out the ya love triangle trope. This one has a lot of world building, then major action at the end. Some good themes about environment, respect for indigenous people, & power. I‘m excited to read the next one in the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A Conspiracy of Stars | Olivia A. Cole
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Taking a few minutes before yoga to enjoy sunshine w/ my cat, Griffin.

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Our ky weather has been either rainy or on the edge of raining for about 5 days, which has made trying to walk interesting. It‘s also not helped my mood. Went to a park today that has a walking trail. 2nd walk of the #BFC week. Listening to the tagged book (went with the British title).

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#BFC check-in for week 4. Despite rain yesterday (& today), I did get a walk/aerobics in, so I met my 3 days a week goal. Hit my goal of 6 books. #bookfitnesschallenge. @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week 4! 1w
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner

FYI Littens. If anyone lives near the Cincinnati area, Sarah Dessen (I haven‘t read her books but know she‘s popular) and Jennifer Weiner are doing signings during the next 2 weeks at Joseph-Beth.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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“this note about anatomy/ from me to you/is for the remembering/that after you speak/after you shout/your open mouth/will breathe in/the light for which/you‘ve hungered/ and your backbone/will unfurl until/you can again dance/to the beat/of your steadfast heart”
This book is powerful, especially the 2nd part. I like the poetry format, it makes it different than other books about trauma. My favorite book so far of the #BFC ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson

“the spines of books connect, page to page, writer to reader, teacher to student, page to page, past to future, pain to power, page to page, rage to peace”

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson

“scars may look stronger than unwounded skin, but they‘re not
once broken, we‘re easily hurt again, or worse
the temptation is to hide behind shields,
play defense, drown ourselves in sorrow
or drug our way to haunted oblivion
until death erases hope”

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Since the #bookfitnesschallenge started, I have read 5 books.
1. A woman is no man
2. Oryx and crake
3. The book woman of troublesome creek
4. HP and the chamber of secrets
5. Less
All of these are great (HP was a re-read), but I think A woman is no man has been my favorite because I learned about a different culture & liked the interesting (some unlikeable) characters. #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 2w
BookwormAHN Nice choices 👏🏻 1w
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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“As with almost every sunset, but with this one in particular: shut the f... up.”
This was the moment that I found really funny. I liked this book—the characters were interesting, & I related to Arthur worrying about getting older & his future. The love story was ok, there were some amusing moments. But, I wouldn‘t say it‘s Pulitzer Prize worthy. Obv, the Pulitzer committee thought differently. I rounded up on GR, but here I will give it a 3.5/5.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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My sister let me borrow this and said I have to read it. I‘ve read wintergirls, so I‘m sure it will be good.

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Bingo | Jeffrey B. Fuerst
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I probably have more books than clothes that I wear regularly but didn‘t count that one. I‘ve had friends never return books but don‘t think I‘ve lost one.
#BookwormBingo @EclecticReaders

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Finally got some nature time today. 2.7 miles, & I only thought I wasn‘t going to make it once on an uphill. Definitely a difference from last time I went hiking. #BFC

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great progress! 2w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
dariazeoli Nice work! 💪 2w
AprilMae Nice job! 2w
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I saw a buzzfeed quiz about HP & realized that 15 yrs ago (when this movie came out), I was recovering from a fall off a cliff & was mad that I couldn‘t go see PoA yet. I had finally gotten into HP & this one was the first of the movies I would see in the theater. When I was able to walk again (about July), my sister took me, with external fixators in my arm & my pillow. It‘s still an important movie to me & usually my favorite book of the series.

marleed You fell off a cliff!? Wow! 2w
Scochrane26 @marleed yes, about 20-30 ft. It was at a place I had hiked many times, but my shoe slipped on a big rock. I broke my wrist, fractured pelvis, & dislocated my elbow. My arm doesn‘t straighten now & wrist isn‘t as flexible but could have been worse. I know at least 2 other people who have been hurt worse in the same kind of accident. 2w
marleed Oh. My. Gosh. I just want to wrap you in a hug right now. I‘m so glad your recovery was so much better than it could have been. 2w
Scochrane26 @marleed it was bad at the time, but I‘m really fine now. 2w
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Decided I‘m in the mood to read this one instead of another I had started. Took a walk tonight, now a new book. Book 5/6 for #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

wanderinglynn You‘re killing your book goal! 🙌🏻 2w
Scochrane26 @wanderinglynn Shout will be 6/6 on book goal, plus I‘m starting an audiobook. I‘m on summer break/looking for a job, so I typically read a lot more this time of year. 2w
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I haven‘t re-read Harry Potter in a long time, and I usually say the 2nd is my least favorite (or the 5th). But, I‘m excited to finally read the British versions. Had forgotten how many details in this book come into play in the 6th & 7th ones. I got this one in my house color—Hufflepuff. My Pygmy puff, Violet, from HP World is included in this pic.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson

“But, hell, anyone knows a Kentucky man ain‘t gonna let the wandering legs plant themselves anyplace other than here—can have hisself one foot on foreign soil, but the other is always pointed home.”
This is the author‘s best book so far, I think. There was one theme that could have been left out (it‘s a situation that has been in her other books), but it was finished early on. I enjoyed the history of the library service and blue people of KY.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson

Week 3 check-in for #bookfitnesschallenge.
Exercise—2/3 days, but I have increased daily step count every day this week.
Books—almost done with 3rd book out of 6
This has been a very emotional few days for me. Still grieving about my job—leaving my school, my kids & staff that I‘ve worked with for 6 years is breaking my heart. Today was the last day for kids. Exercise, books, friends, & my therapist (therapists also need a therapist)have helped.

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great week 3! 2w
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Started this book for next month‘s book club. I‘ve met the author twice (she a ky native), and she‘s going to skype in to our meeting. I‘ve heard this is her best book so far.
I also took a walk tonight. No audiobook but did listen to levar burton reads podcast for most of the walk.
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
Clwojick Awesome! 3w
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood

“Anyway, maybe there weren‘t any solutions. Human society, they claimed, was a sort of monster, it‘s main by-products being corpses and rubble. It never learned, it made the same cretinous mistakes over and over, trading short-term gain for long-term pain.”
—this is a book I will go back to because I‘ll keep thinking about it (good thing I own it). Very relevant to today‘s world.

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood

A little late in checking in, I forgot to post last night. I only had 2 days of exercise this last week (goal is 3), mainly because I wanted to watch izombie last night. Still, that‘s more than a month ago. Will schedule exercise better for next week.
So far, I‘ve read 1.5 books (goal is 6). Will finish up tagged book this weekend. #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Caterina Yay for getting more workouts in than pre-challenge! 🎉 I hope your exercise plans go well in week 3! 3w
wanderinglynn You‘re not late. Check-ins are either on Thursday or Friday. 😉 And great job getting your workouts in. You may have not met your goal, but the important thing is you did workout & didn‘t quit. 🙌🏻 3w
kspenmoll Nice work! 3w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3w
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The last 10 days have been very emotional due to a sudden change of job that‘s not my choice. It would be ok but there are kids involved. In the mental health field, we always talk about client care, but all too often, that‘s a lower priority than money to admin.
3 good things today—1)my Wi-Fi got fixed. 2) I went outside twice to blow bubbles and enjoy the sunshine w/ 3 of my favorite kids. 3) I went on a walk. #bookfitnesschallenge

BookwormAHN Nice outlook under all the stress 👏🏻 4w
TheEllieMo Well done for finding positives in difficult circumstances 😊 (edited) 4w
dariazeoli Nice job of looking at the bright side ☀️ 4w
Caterina So sorry about the stress you're going through. 😓 Great job getting outside and getting a walk in, sounds like you're taking care of yourself well! 3w
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I love Margaret Atwood. For some reason, I hadn‘t read this one yet.

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“If every woman refused to get married after a woman died at the hands of her husband, then no one would ever get married.”
I read this for book club, and it‘s the best book I‘ve read this year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘ve had a sudden bad change in my life this week, so this is the first time I‘ve read all week or felt like posting.

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I‘m giving up on Walden temporarily because 1)it‘s very slow & due back at the library soon and 2) I need to read this one for library book club.

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Enjoying social time and the Giants at Bernheim Forest in KY today. They‘re so cool. #bookfitnesschallenge. @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Very cool! 👍🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN That's fantastic 💚 1mo
dariazeoli Neat! 1mo
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Caterina This is so cool! Seems like a perfect way to get some walking in. 😊 1mo
wanderinglynn How is your #BookFitnessChallenge going? I wanted to check-in with you to make sure you're moving along with us. 😀 You can adapt or change your goal if you need to. #nooneleftbehind 1mo
Scochrane26 @wanderinglynn I didn‘t hit fitness goal last week but will try this week. I have read one book. My life is much more up in the air these next few weeks than I had originally thought it would be. But, I do need to walk/yoga to help me deal with the changes. (edited) 1mo
wanderinglynn @Scochrane26 No worries. I didn‘t meet all of mine either. The important thing is not to quit. Change your goals if you need & add some mental health fitness too. 💜 And let us know if you need anything. We‘re here for you. 1mo
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Through a conversation w/ my yoga teacher‘s husband, I am thinking of making this a summer project since I‘m not traveling much this summer and not working. I‘ve had this book for several yrs but haven‘t used it. There‘s a few I‘ve hiked & one I hike frequently but still a lot to explore. #bookfitnesschallenge

Clwojick This looks awesome! 1mo
kspenmoll Wonderful idea! 1mo
Caterina I love hiking, this sounds like a great plan! 👍 1mo
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I‘m very excited to go see the giants tomorrow with my yoga instructor & friends! We have a great forest in Ky that I‘ve never been to. Hoping that rain holds off, so we can hike & do some yoga. This is a pic that I didn‘t take.

Clwojick This looks amazing! We have a location called the Sleeping Giant as well, but its a mountain. I would love to this in person though! 1mo
Scochrane26 @Clwojick I just randomly picked the book, the forest is named Bernheim Forest. Sometimes I think I‘ve been everywhere in Ky, but still lots of places to explore. 1mo
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Finally finished this on the way home from yoga. I liked the personal stories of the women.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Not a lot to see on a walk through my neighborhood, but there were some pretty irises. Still waiting on mine to bloom more fully. #litsywalkers

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This book is good, but it is so infuriating. The misogyny of the men who just perpetuate that women are “hysterical”, their greed and callousness. And it‘s very frustrating to know that this still goes on today.

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I signed up for the #bookfitnesschallenge. My goals are to exercise (Walk/yoga) at least 3 times a week for 30 min each & to read 6 books during that time.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay 🙌🏻 great goals! 1mo
Scochrane26 I‘ll hopefully achieve more than my goals since part of this is during summer break. 1mo
Kaye 💚 1mo
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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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No surprise that this one is hard to read, but I do want to finish it. Classics usually take me a longer time to read.

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My Old Kentucky Home | Stephen Collins Foster
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It‘s the best day of the year here in Kentucky—Derby Day! I‘m choosing to stay in this year & watch it on tv instead of going to our Lexington track to watch it on the screen. One day, I may be able to afford to actually go to the Derby.

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Walden | Henry David Thoreau

Going to try this one. I‘ve always meant to read it, and Wendell Berry quotes it a lot in his books.

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This book has 3 povs and times (1637, 1958, & 2000). It‘s about an art history student who makes a forgery of the only painting attributed to sara de vos and how it affects her and the original owner‘s life. I liked this one, especially the Sara de Vos story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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“While reading Greek poetry, my professors warned us to be careful of the double meaning of elegies; they were, it seems, often written as political propaganda.”
The author does talk about hillbilly elegy in this book, but I enjoyed the history lesson. I‘m aware of how corporations have tried to destroy Appalachia over the yrs but didn‘t know the details. Right now, Senator Rand Paul is trying to privatize part of preserved forest in eastern KY.

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Got to a part of this book that is probably not great to listen to while cooking. These poor girls.

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Started this one today and so far, it‘s good. I hear it will make me angry though.

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1. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
2. Literary Rogues by Andrew Schaffer- in January
3. Green
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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This one was recommended by a friend. I‘m being flaky today—instead of a bday party at church for a member, I‘m staying in to read. I have a hard time being extroverted on saturdays, it‘s too much after work all week.

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This book was ok for me. It focused more on the investigation and trial since the author was one of the lawyers for the accused. It was more interesting to me because it‘s a local crime. Just not my favorite genre.

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Finally getting in some reading this morning. Using my new handmade mug (pawleystudios.com). Grumpy cat, Griffin, who wants to be outside on the sun porch (it‘s too cold) in the background.

CoffeeNBooks I love the mug! 2mo
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This is the book pick for another book club I‘ve been going to. True crime isn‘t my typical genre, but it‘s a local crime (Lexington, KY) so hoping it‘s good.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean

“All the things that are wrong in the world seem conquered by a library‘s simple unspoken promise: Here I am, please tell me your story; here is my story, please listen.”
This book was really good. Thought it was going to be about the crime, but it was more about the hx of the library. Will be a good book to discuss at my library book club this month.

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