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Susanita

Susanita

Joined July 2016

Life's too short to read books you don't like.
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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
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To The Last Man by Jeff Shaara
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 11h
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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Pretty good work week...aside from screen use Wednesday night😃...and not so good on the weekend. OTOH I did some socializing, errands, and reorganizing. Newly arranged nightstand in the photo. Yes, that‘s a mermaid themed nail file in my Nationals coozie repurposed as a holder thingy.

Totals: ~45K steps and two books completed.
#bfrc4 #checkin

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Sounds like a great week! 1d
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This was fine. The dog is definitely the best part of the story. Note there‘s a sad 😢 scene in an animal shelter. Meanwhile, the photo is proof that I like dogs too.

#animalPOV
#whodunitbymail

Leftcoastzen What a beautiful dog! Go Nats. 2d
Susanita @Leftcoastzen He‘s my friends‘ dog Blake. He lives happily with five cats. 2d
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤ 🐶 1d
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Red Leaves | Paullina Simons
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So far this year, thanks to a dry and hot September, the autumn #leaves haven‘t been all that. A couple years ago, though, it was a different story. #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 😊🍂🍁 3d
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I Murdered My Library | Linda Grant
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TFW your team is losing and you can‘t even check your library holds during the commercials. 😱

Susanita Well, one of these situations resolved favorably... 5d
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What‘s more #cozy than Harry Potter kittens being fostered at a bookstore? The ginger is Ron (of course), the tabby at the top is Harry, and the gray one at the bottom is Hermione. I met them last weekend, and they‘re adorable! #fallisbooked

Mitch ADORABLE ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5d
OriginalCyn620 So cute! 🧡🐱 5d
JazzFeathers 😻😻😻😻 5d
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CoffeeCatsBooks Cuteness Overload!! 😻😻😻 5d
charl08 Aw, they're so beautiful! 5d
LauraJ Oh, the expression on Harry‘s little face! 😻 5d
Caroline2 Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! 💖 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 😽😽😽 5d
Graciouswarriorprincess So darn cute! Love them! 5d
ValerieAndBooks 😻😻😻! I hate that I‘m allergic to cats 😪! 4d
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Book one of the series is #setinautumn as are some of the later installments. #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡🍁🍂 6d
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1. I keep track in Goodreads and on a big spreadsheet workbook thingy. Also various notes on my phone for book clubs and reading challenges.
2. So many factors, but library due dates play a big role.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView 🧡📚🧡 6d
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The Cider House Rules | John Irving
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Cider is a #favoritefalltreat whether it‘s fermented or unfermented. Maybe I‘ll check out one of these places on a road trip this season. Meanwhile, the tagged book is a thought provoking story for this “first Monday in October,” and that‘s all Imma say about that.
#fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍁 🍎 🍂 1w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡🍁🍂🍎 1w
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Notwithstanding the fact that I was reading the tagged book on my Kindle at 3 AM recently, one of my goals for #BFCr4 is to turn off all screens one hour before bed.

Also:
-55K steps/week
-10 books completed

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 1w
wanderinglynn How did week 1 go? Let us know how we can best support you. 💜 Plus, every check-in is one entry into the final prize drawing. 😉 1d
Susanita @wanderinglynn I laid down for “a few minutes” and ended up sleeping all afternoon! Now I‘m catching up with myself. 1d
wanderinglynn That happens to me every time I lay down “for a few minutes“! 😂 1d
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Goldie Vance | Hope Larson
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Fun #graphicnovel/ #comic for #Booked2019 challenge. Veronica Mars meets Nancy Drew!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice and light!! 1w
Cinfhen Looks adorable 🤩 1w
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There‘s a #football (soccer) game at 4:00 and a baseball game at 7:45, and the stadiums are about a block apart. Is that enough of a gap, or will there be parking pandemonium in SW DC? #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh my!!!! 🏈📚 ⚾️ 1w
OriginalCyn620 😱🏈⚾️ (edited) 1w
Susanita Parking was fine, but that bullpen? 😱 1w
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Harvest: A Novel | Jim Crace
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Fun fall festival a few years ago. #harvest #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 Love it! 🧡🍁🍂 1w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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1. Fun book. Beautiful cover.
2. Multi colored.
3. NL Wild Card game. The upper deck was shaking!
4. Yes and yes.
5. Come play, my dears!
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wanderinglynn I just read that book! It was a good read. 👍🏻 Thanks for the tag. 😘 I‘ll have to think about my answers. Jess always has such good questions. 2w
Eggs Thanks for the tag 🏷❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Ninja Vs Ninja | Kate Howard
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When you have a brown couch and a #blackcat is it any wonder that he sometimes disappears in plain sight? There‘s also the ability to move from room to room without passing his human who‘s going the same direction, but he somehow always gets there first. #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 🖤🐱 2w
Lcsmcat 😻 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Such a handsome boy!😻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🖤😽 2w
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I enjoyed this book from the long lamented #whodunitbymail experiment. Lots of opera and foggy Venice nights and wry observations from the author. If you like the city, you might also like the movie “Bread and Tulips” about a woman who gets separated from her family during vacation and decides to go to Venice for a while on her own. #orangecover #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 🧡📚🧡 2w
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Isn't It Obvious? | Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Ilan Eshkoli, Joe Brownleer
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1. Nats Captain Obvious holding a sign that says: I‘m holding a sign.
2. Read and/or sleep.
3. Cleaning out the car, watching baseball.
4. Hi friend!

Eggs Baseball ⚾️!!!!! 2w
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In keeping with my plan to read these in the season in which they‘re set, I should have read this about a month ago. But it wasn‘t available then! I‘m ignoring everything else on my #OctoberTBR so I can return it early for the next patron in line and while we‘re still kinda sorta in that summer-to-fall transition time. I‘m just a few chapters in, and already I want to punch Beauvoir in the face. Again. Does he eventually get nicer? #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!! 🙌🏻🧡 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 2w
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IRL September was a very mixed bag, and apparently it was likewise in my reading life. While I didn‘t read as much as I thought I had, I‘m still on track with my reading challenges, and I also have several books “cooking” to close out the year. #septstats #selfimprovementsept

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻😊 2w
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Wild Card | Rachel Vincent
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I can‘t say that the month of September has been non-stop #fun but this is pretty cool. ⚾️🍾🎉

Also, there‘s a plethora of books titled Wild Card. 🤣

#selfimprovementsept

Leftcoastzen Congrats! Could be an exciting postseason! 2w
Suet624 I'm watching the last game of the Red Sox season today. :( 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻😊⚾️ 2w
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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1. Goodreads: 55/75. Booked2019: 18/24. MMD: 11/12.
2. Three of last four Presidents have given speeches at my workplace. I saw them all in person.
3. Garth channel on Sirius is most like my quirky musical taste.
4. Married 26 years in October.
5. 🖐🏻🖐🏻
#friyayintro

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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#7covers7days #covercrush #lastday

Yes explanation! When a dear coworker enthusiastically recommends a book, you put it on your #TBR list immediately.

Tag yourself if you want to play along.

RachelO That‘s a pretty cover - I hadn‘t seen that version of it 😍 3w
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I‘m not going to put the bail tag on this and pull down the ratings BUT ... I tried three times to read it and just couldn‘t even. To me it just seemed to jump all over the place and spew quotes at the reader. Maybe I just have enough #politicalintrigue in my Twitter feed!

Definitely check out the author discussing the book in an interview though. There‘s at least one online which is similar to his excellent talk at #NatBookFest last year.

Megabooks I returned this to audible. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Susanita @Megabooks In the middle of the night when I couldn‘t get back to sleep, I regretted being so hasty returning the audiobook! 3w
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If You Leave Me: A Novel | Crystal Hana Kim
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day. #7covers7days #covercrush Day 6.

Okay, I‘m ignoring the instructions now. I wasn‘t crazy about this book, but isn‘t that cover gorgeous? As for tagging... If you have escaped being tagged by now and want to join in the fun, come on in. The water‘s fine.

I‘ll be back tomorrow (later today?) with day 7. I think it is tomorrow already if only by a few minutes...

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Any other Chakotay fans out there? If you‘re still looking for a #clifi story for #Booked2019 this just might fit the bill. Some more fun choices for your #TBR the link.
https://www.startrek.com/news/what-read-summer-based-your-favorite-star-trek-cha...

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just finished Trail of Lightning, and I agree. It‘s a good pick if he was a favorite character of yours. Now I want to go back and binge a couple of seasons of the show! 2w
Susanita @BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved Voyager, even though it got a little goofy sometimes. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita Exactly how we felt. 2w
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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Day 5.

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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Day 4.

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My first time at a professional soccer game, and I get to see Wayne Rooney take a penalty kick that leads to a goal!

Texreader Aren‘t the games so much fun?? 3w
Susanita @Texreader I had a blast! It‘s such a different experience watching in person. 3w
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Day 3.

Erofan 😻 3w
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I'm Suzy | Dorotha Ruthstrom
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Day 2.

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Last night I had a spoonful of peanut butter ice cream my husband wanted me to try. I don‘t know if it‘s my #favoritefood but that little taste was wonderful! #selfimprovementsept

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊🍦 3w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Billypar !

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1. I‘ve visited 20 countries.
2. If forced to choose I would say mountains.
3. Australia
4. Middle Earth

Eggs That‘s some great traveling 🧭 4w
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A queer romance featuring boys, like the one in the picture, was a little outside my #comfortzone mostly because I wasn‘t expecting it from the blurb! I liked it though once I got over my shock. OTOH I want to read a queer romance featuring women, like the tagged book, but it‘s not really available at the library. If only I‘d known this when I was at the bookstore last night! #selfimprovementsept

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 4w
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Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell
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Another week, another mystery #bookclub meeting. We were varying degrees of indifferent about this one. I liked it but didn‘t love it. A bit gloomy and had some random bits that were maybe just there as fodder for later in the series?

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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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The Fitbit needs charging, and I‘m planted where I am for at least the next hour, so I‘m calling it for this week at ~53K steps. No idea of the total. Finished one book for a total of seven. I‘m all in for a round 4, with perhaps more realistic goals.🤷🏻‍♀️#bfrc3 #wrapup

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 1mo
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1. Do I love the Hebrides because of Peter May, or do I love Peter May because of the Hebrides? Either way, I just checked this one out from the library. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
2. Overcast but pleasant 🌥
3. Blind date. At the end of dinner he said: I guess we agree we aren‘t going to see each other again, right? I was surprised, perplexed, annoyed...and relieved. 🤷🏻‍♀️
4. Four-legged variety. Hubby says we can only have the one. 🐈
5. ❤️❤️
#friyayintro

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TFW you walk into #bookclub and as soon as the meeting starts someone says: I HATED THIS BOOK. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but IMO it‘s not a #goodhabit to shut down discussion this way. For my part, I thought it was fine. Not the same panache as the original author, but that‘s a tough act to follow. #selfimprovementsept

Thank you to everyone who sent me ❤️❤️ yesterday. I love this community. 🥰

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚 1mo
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Today is a weird day for me. September 11 was my mom‘s birthday long before those fuckers flew planes into buildings (one of which I could see burning from my office across the river). Now she‘s gone and I‘m still here. It‘s like a regular day, but it really isn‘t. I‘m okay-just kind of want this day to be over.

cobwebmoth *hugs* 1mo
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wordslinger42 Praying for you ❤ Tomorrow is the first birthday for my grandpa since he passed and it's a very strange feeling that he's not here 1mo
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1. My goal this year is 75 books, and I‘m at 53 now, so I‘m on track. I mostly know what they‘ll be, but there could be some surprises!
2. I want to have my stuff in order to retire within the next couple years.
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Retire! That sounds fabulous! I wish you the best on that. 😊 1mo
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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I‘m combining #selfimprovementsept and #bfrc3checkin today. Yesterday I was feeling some lingering effects of last weekend‘s hours of standing on a concrete floor, so I decided to do #SelfcareSunday a day early and get a pedicure before coming home and reading on the patio. I managed to walk ~45K steps this week and finished one book. It‘s gonna be another busy week, but I hope to finish strong. I‘m down for a Round 4 later in the month.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice color 💜 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And I love the color! 💜 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I love pedicures! 😊 1mo
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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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All too soon it will be cold and dark when I want to sit outside and enjoy my #favoritereadingspot and a beverage, so I‘m taking advantage of the sunshine now. #selfimprovementsept

CogsOfEncouragement Great read! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Nice! 😊 1mo
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Earlier this year I binge listened to What Should I Read Next, and during one of those episodes Anne talked about #selfhelp books with these podcasters. Fast forward a few months, and I read an article on Bookriot about the tagged book. I found the episode of By the Book when they discussed it, and now I‘m binge listening to another podcast. To bring it full circle, Amanda also mentioned this podcast on the latest Get Booked. #selfimprovementsept

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💚🙌🏻 1mo
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1. Emotionally manipulative BS
2. Whose Line Is It Anyway?
3. Muffin and coffee
4. Eastern (US)
5. White Shadow
#friyayintro

Crazeedi Omg I LOVE who's line is it!!! The old ones were hilarious!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen #1 may be my biggest pet peeve about many bestselling authors today. 1mo
Susanita @Crazeedi The episode with Richard Simmons is one of the funniest things I‘ve seen in my life. 1mo
Susanita @Leftcoastzen It‘s so annoying! 1mo
Crazeedi @Susanita I cant say I remember that one, I just loved the old ones. I'm going to have to look for them on YouTube maybe 1mo
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1. Tagged!
2. I‘m constantly stalking my library online and visit the building about once a week.
3. I‘ve also checked out movies and CDs. Once I checked out a tote bag because I had to walk home. #getlibrarycarded

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A few weeks ago I tried #somethingnew at my favorite restaurant down the street, and it‘s now one of my go-to dishes. Everyone was cranky and whiny at work today, so it was nice to stop at the library to pick up the tagged book to start reading over dinner. #selfimprovementsept

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1mo
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Happy ginger cat appreciation day! My nephew Slinkee says every day is ginger cat appreciation day.

LauraBeth Awww - I didn‘t know today was Ginger Cat Appreciation Day! 😺 1mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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What starts as an idyllic canoe trip for two college friends through the Canadian wilderness goes awry due to an approaching forest fire, an early fall, and encounters with some sketchy fellow humans. This was an intriguing combination of slow burn and wild ride, character study and nature story. 3.5 stars.

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Hobby | Jane Yolen
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I like to make jewelry. Lately I've also made a #hobby out of reorganizing my TBR lists when I should be reorganizing my closet or my filing cabinet. 😛

Anyway, without further delay, here's my #AugustWrapup
-With the Fire on High (Acevedo) 🍍
-City of Heavenly Fire (Clare) 🔥
-Storm Front (Butcher) 🗡
-Becoming (M Obama) 🙋🏽‍♀️
-Where the Crawdads Sing (Owens) 🦆
-Hallowe'en Party (Christie) 🎃

Now on to #SelfImprovementSeptember

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊❤️ 1mo
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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Holy carp, it‘s September! What?!?! At work and in life it promises to be a busy month. Between library holds and checkouts, I have at least eight books on the docket. I plan to read at least four and see where we are at the end. Since it‘s completely dark on the porch and I told my spouse I‘d go get dinner for us, I‘ll have to come back later with August wrap. #readinggoals selfimprovementseptember

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This year has flown by!!! 📚🙌🏻 1mo
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