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Skyrimir

Skyrimir

Joined January 2017

Teacher, reader, “Be wise, be brave, be tricky.”
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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So I LOVE Schwab, but I think she‘s literally trying to bankrupt me with all the new covers and rereleases she‘s coming out with for each of her books...

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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Northern littens will probably think I‘m crazy, but it‘s in the 70s so I‘m feeling the fall vibes. Also, this is the saddest little fire ever. I need to get some actual firewood. 🤣

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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So this book reads more like a cheesy romance than I was expecting...haha, I‘ll keep pushing through. I hope I start seeing more of the bits about the magic system and background. That part intrigues me!

juls29 Glad to hear someone else is feeling the same way as me! 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Literally the only book I was interested in but I couldn‘t order it until I got my paycheck and now it‘s SOLD OUT. 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Anyone know if BOTM ever does reprints the following month?

Kimberlone I‘ve never seen that happen! I‘m so glad I was able to get this one before it sold out! 2w
Skyrimir @Kimberlone I hadn‘t either! I thought I‘d be safe waiting for sure. 2w
Kimberlone @Skyrimir and it‘s still only the first day! Hopefully they will be able to restock for next month 🤞🏼 2w
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The first page was a shocker! This seems like it‘s going to be really good. Sad, but good.

vonnie862 I have this book on my TBR but I don't think I'm ready to read the heartwrenching story yet. 3w
That-Bookish-Hiker I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it. 3w
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Emma | Jane Austen
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Feeling nostalgic today and going through my wedding photos. I love my centerpieces! Super thrifty. I already owned all the books (and for those I didn‘t it gave me a good excuse to buy more books...) and my mom owned the milk glass. All books made it safely back home, haha.

cherinium A coworker recently gave me two canvas shopping bags full of books she had used as centerpieces at her wedding. She bought them all at thrift stores and had no intention of keeping them past the wedding. I'm the one who made out on that deal! 4w
Skyrimir @cherinium that is a really good deal! I definitely still have all of mine, plus the few I bought. It was an excuse to get some new hardcovers, I usually go paperback! 4w
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MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook | The Contestants and Judges of MasterChef
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I Looooooooove Masterchef, but in the last episode I watched a contestant served their meal using a book as a plate. They just slapped the sauce right on the pages and sat fish on top. This was basically me...

Kalalalatja I feel you, my heart stopped 😳 4w
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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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I‘m having a hard time sticking with one book. Things have been so stressful it‘s been hard for me to concentrate. Here‘s to hoping this one helps me get motivated again!

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I love a good preorder offer! I ordered this months ago, just saw this today!

https://read.macmillan.com/promo/fibninthhousepreorder/?utm_source=fbad&utm_medi...

BookwormAHN Thanks 😺 1mo
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Best Friends | Shannon Hale
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Whenever the kids I babysit get another book by Shannon Hale I get so excited. This one and Real Friends really captures much of the way I felt growing up. Anxiety about everything, intrusive thoughts, having a hard time making friends or knowing all the social rules. It‘s comforting in a way to know you aren‘t alone, especially when anxiety makes you feel that way.

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My husband and I have gotten into hiking, so after an almost 10 mile hike, some yoga to stretch out, and a loooong accidental nap I‘m doing some reading with a bath bomb. A very nice, lazy (ish) day. Something I don‘t get often!

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I am loving the audio for this book! Though my commute has become a serious of, Nooooo, Queenie, why are you doing that!!!?!” I hope she ends up happy!

j9brown Haha, I'm reading this on my commute right now, too, and mentally shouting the same thing! 😝 2mo
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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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Went on an impromptu hike today! Now home to Master Chef and later working on this book!

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Dogsitting and enjoying my last weekend before the school year starts. I‘m also guinea pig sitting, so right now I‘ve got two dogs, 2 cats, and the guinea pig. It‘s quite the circus!

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It‘s. So. Hot. Glad my #botm box came in! Definitely staying in and reading weather...

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Tyrannosaur Canyon | Douglas Preston
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I was going through my tbr stack and randomly opened this book to discover it‘s signed! I bought it at goodwill. I love signed goodwill finds!

brit91 That's so cool!🤩😎😍📚 2mo
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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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Reading with this lazy boy on a lazy Sunday. I don‘t have much on the schedule, so I did my Yoga With Adriene video and now hopefully will make a dent in this book. :)

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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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Too many good options this month! What did everyone else get?!? #BOTM

Reviewsbylola I love the cover of Hello Girls! 3mo
allthingskayla I had an arc of House of Salt and Sorrows and really enjoyed it. I have an arc of The Whisper Man and reading that and I have The Downstairs Girls. Anyway, I was going to only get Turn of the Key since I like Ruth Ware, but then I caved and added Well Met since I have been on a rom-com kick lately and it sold me with it being based in Maryland-where I am from. 3mo
EKonrad Had to snag the Ruth Ware title too! 😊 3mo
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To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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This is such a cute read! I love it. When I was a kid I always wanted to go to a sleep away camp and never got the chance, so I have to live vicariously through books and movies. Haha

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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WHOA! This marks the best reading day I‘ve had all year. Finished up each of these books! After the Flood was fantastic! 4 stars. I‘m so excited I got to read it early, thanks again @WilliamMorrowBooks I enjoyed The Kingdom, and feel like it‘s set up for a sequel. The New Me was meh, I felt for the main character though.

WilliamMorrowBooks So glad you enjoyed 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I can't wait to read 🙌🏻 3mo
AmyG I just started After the Flood. I can tell it‘s going to be good. 3mo
Skyrimir It is definitely worth the hype! It got me back into actually finishing the books I start. The stack on my nightstand is shrinking! 3mo
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Last year I read Nickel and Dimed with my seniors. While I thought it was good for them to read about experiences they may not be that close to, I did find her book a bit meh. I wanted them to read more about the people living these lives and less about a fairly affluent person play acting. I‘m hoping this is good and I can use it in class this year!

Skyrimir @Megabooks Thanks for the suggestion! I‘ll check it out. (edited) 3mo
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Took Timmy on a walk and came back to a package on the porch. I‘ve been wanting to read this and am beyond excited to receive an arc! I know what my plans are tonight! #aftertheflood

Soubhiville It‘s so good! Enjoy it! 3mo
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The Lost Night | Andrea Bartz
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Listening on Overdrive. Anyone else ever get to a point in a book and just wish someone would tell you the ending? I‘m so over the main character in this book, and her “friends” from her early twenties. Sometimes I like a book with unlikeable characters and sometimes it drives me bonkers. At this point I‘ve invested too much, I have to know how the lost night really played out! (Haha, and since it‘s on audio I can‘t just skip to the last page.)

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Untitled | Unknown

HELP! I moved classrooms and have been reevaluating my classroom library. I have 9th - 12th grade this year (12th grade typically). I have a lot of old books I feel just haven‘t been interesting the kids! If I was able to build up a more recent library, what are suggestions my fellow littens would come up with? Any genre, I just want more recent, tempting books to put on my shelves.

Skyrimir I‘m also reorganizing in that I feel like my previous shelf was too cluttered and maybe the kids were too overwhelmed to be able to pick anything. I‘ll have a basket for different genres, no overflowing. So far it looks like I have plenty of classics and younger reads, so I‘m looking for newer anything! I‘ll also have a basket for complete trilogies. I would like to stay away from series books if possible, but if I can find the first that should (edited) 3mo
Skyrimir Be okay. It can be a “whet your appetite” basket. Haha 3mo
Lovesbooks87 YA has been my new favorite genre. I love anything by Sarah Dessen, Sandhya Menon, Julie Buxbuam, Marissa Meyer, Samira Ahmed, Meagan Spooner, Jennifer E. Smith, Brittany Cavllaro, Jeff Zenter, Megan Miranda, Angie Thomas, Rachel Lynn Solomon, Kiera Cass, Maureen Johnson, Karen M. McManus, Monica Hesse, Neil Shusterman I could go on and on! I also loved a series called Twisted Tales. They are all fairy tale retellings. Hope this helps! 3mo
Skyrimir Love these suggestions! Thank you both! 3mo
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Nighttime reading! I‘ve never been to Florida, but when I saw this mug at goodwill I had to buy it! 🤣

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Got to see a favorite author yesterday! He came through last year too, I was glad he came back so I could get his new book signed. It‘s really good so far!

I feel like it isn‘t really summer until I‘ve got the newest Sager thriller in my hands!

Skyrimir 4 stars! Loved it just as much as his previous books. Jules was a relatable main character, might be my favorite of the Sager books yet. The book maintained a spooky atmosphere, so goooood! 3mo
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I had never heard of silkpunk before, but I‘m excited to start this! Also, I love reading under my t shirt quilts! I have such a hard time getting rid of favorite shirts, I always end up turning them into a blanket when I get enough that I don‘t wear much anymore.

Sunraven I‘ve totally been thinking of doing that with some t-shirts, too! How do you usually sew them together? I‘ve been pondering the best way for a while now. 3mo
Skyrimir @Sunraven I do simple quilts, just squares that are the same size and I use my machine. The first I had so many issues because the fabric is stretchy. After that I used felt lining instead of the poly lining and it was SO much easier because the shirts kind of stuck to the felt and didn‘t stretch as much. There‘s also a “glue” spray you can get to help with that, my sister likes to use that but I haven‘t tried it. 3mo
Sunraven Some fabric glue spray has been staring at me from my Amazon “saved for later” for months for exactly this reason, haha. Did the first wonky one still come out usable? I think I can deal with fighting with/learning from the first one if it will still come out usable. It‘s just that I‘ve only ever made one quilt top in my life, and it still isn‘t quilted, so if things come out too wonky, I might end up with another UFO. 😅 3mo
Skyrimir Definitely still came out usable! And it was mostly that the lines where the squares met weren‘t as straight as I would have liked. I use it all the time though and have gotten compliments on it, so it must be okay, haha 3mo
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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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This is SO GOOD! I saw reviews saying it was a YA Westworld meets Disneyland, so true! Almost done with it and I highly recommend for sure.

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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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Her favorite spot is in front of whatever I‘m reading...

Slajaunie My Rex is the same. 4mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I held back! Only one #julybotm The only reason I didn‘t get Sager‘s new book is I bought from an indie bookstore so I could go to his signing next month.

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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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I feel like Hendrix wins the cover game.

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“Whatcha doin?”

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Who else packs multiple books just in case you finish one? Haha

Megabooks 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
j9brown 👋 4mo
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Spoopy poolside reading while the kids I babysit are at their swim lessons. Oh how I wish I could hop in that water!

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Book mail! I have a few books I have to finish then I‘m diving into these!

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These Witches Don't Burn | Isabel Sterling
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Reading one of my #botm choices! I‘m enjoying it! I almost didn‘t get it because it‘s supposed to be the start of a series, but I‘m glad I did.

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Waiting for swim practice to finish, wishing I could be in the water. It‘s 100 degrees today!

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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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I ordered this used and when I got it realized it has all the author post its from Pagehabit. Pretty cool! I never ordered from them but was always curious about the notes.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I haven‘t posted about this in awhile, but I‘m still going! #booked2019 I‘m having a slow reading year...I‘d already read like 60 books by this time last year! I think I‘m at 20 now...Anyone have good suggestions for #genrebusting ?

shadowspeak17 I read Friday Black off this list for genrebusting and really enjoyed it. @strandbookstore/books-that-shatter-traditional-notions-of-genre-dd7a26a1ccf3" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://medium.com/@strandbookstore/books-that-shatter-traditional-notions-of-ge... 4mo
shadowspeak17 Some others I think would work... 4mo
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Cinfhen Yay for progress👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻you‘re doing great!!! You can click on the #genreBusting hashtag to see what others have read!! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job so far! 4mo
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It was hard to pick this month! #botm

Butterflyamore I got A Nearly Normal Family, too. I also did Ask Again, Yes as an add on. It was definitely a hard pick this month! So many great choices! 5mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Oooohhhh, so this is creepy and interesting and I can‘t stop reading. My first book by McGuire but if it‘s all as good as the first 50 pages it definitely won‘t be my last.

Lisas.Library I‘m waiting for my signed copy to arrive. I‘m anxious to read this one 5mo
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#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge holy cow! This class owned me, I definitely had to modify some moves but I‘m going back Friday! I‘m meeting my fitness goals, slowlllly getting better with the food goals. How‘s everyone else doing?

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 (edited) 5mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 5mo
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Thanks for hosting a giveaway! @britt_brooke #dollarscoregiveaway Check out the tagged litsy to see how to enter!

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The Mist | Stephen King
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I have a friend who does pottery and I won some of their little bowls in an instagram contest. They are so cute on my bookshelf!

Megabooks They do! 5mo
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️ 5mo
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Oh, I wasn‘t doing anything, just trying to read...this book has been a pretty big eye opener so far.

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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I love reading with my calico lady.

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc I‘ve been doing well with some goals, and others not as much. I‘ve been keeping up with exercise and have been steadily cutting out the bunches of coffee cups I drink every day. The goal to go teeto isn‘t doing as well, but I‘m cutting back, so there‘s that! I started swimming again this week and remembered how much I love it! I‘m slow, but it‘s so relaxing and I still feel like I get a good workout.

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Cutting back is a great start! It is incredibly difficult to go cold turkey. 5mo
Caterina Sounds like you're doing great!! 🙌 So glad you're enjoying getting back to swimming. 😊 5mo
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BethM I‘m in awe of your swimming ! 5mo
Clwojick This is awesome! I love that your watch shows the different strokes! 😱 My sisters-in-laws New father-in-law was just telling me his watch did this! 5mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 5mo
TheEllieMo Well done, that is brilliant! It‘s great seeing people seeing improvements; we haven‘t all hit our goals but we‘re all working hard towards them! 5mo
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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Finishing Dry (I started Christmas!) and watching the little boop on the left. My dog is so picky about the dogs he likes, so whenever this dog‘s owner asks if I can dogsit I say yes! Gives my dog a break from hanging with cats all day, lol.

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍 5mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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While I didn‘t ace all my goals, I do think I moved around a lot today! I even made myself do my nighttime yoga even though I was feeling lazy. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc I‘m listening to this while I exercise, but I‘m having the same problem I had with her other book, I‘m so over the narrator! I‘ll probably finish it on paper.

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 5mo
Kaye 👍🏼🌟 5mo
BethM Well done! I struggled with this one on audio and ended up just abandoning it. 5mo
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Nessavamusic Great job! 5mo
AprilMae Good job! Keep it up!! 5mo
TheSpineView Way to go! 5mo
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I saw this yesterday and am excited to start! I had to think about my goals, and I would like to keep hitting 7 workouts a week, cut alcohol and go completely teeto, take my dog on more walks, only eat fast food once a week, cut back on caffeine (I drank too much this morning and have awful anxiety right now), and read a book a week. Here goes! #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

TheSpineView Good luck! 5mo
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Thise are some great goals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Caterina That's a lot of goals! You got this! 👍 And welcome! 😊 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice goals, good luck 🍀 5mo
Skyrimir Good luck everyone! I‘m excited to join a group challenge. I‘ve been struggling to stay committed on my own. 5mo
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