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wanderinglynn

Joined April 2016

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Traveling spherically. https://linktr.ee/wanderinglynn
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Day 2 #readingrush — I rate Uprooted by Naomi Novik somewhere between a pick and meh, leaning slight more to pick. I need to marinate on it a bit.

But I earned badges for book I meant to read last year & read in one spot the entire time. (Although it seems like they‘ve pulled the badges page down . . . probably a good thing since it hasn‘t been working.)

Total books: 4
Pages: 502 so far today/914 total

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The awesomely fabulous @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 are hosting another #24B4Monday #readathon this weekend! It‘s a great time to get caught up on all your reading challenges & goals!

My goal is simply to try to make it to 24hrs (and to try to remember the timer!)

TheReadingMermaid Haha I always forget my timer so that is a great goal! 3h
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon and the timer. 😊😂 3h
jb72 Ah the dreaded timer ⏱ good luck! 🍀 3h
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A fun novella set in Kevin Hearne‘s Iron Druid world starring Irish Wolfhound Oberon. And it earned me the non-human MC badge for #readingrush2019.

Book 3 for #readingrush 67 pages today/546 total

(I took off the dust jacket to bring to work.)

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Dubliners | Joyce James
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#Two4Tuesday
1. No, but I have been to literary places, like Dublin, birthplace of James Joyce.
2. No—next big vacay is either Costa Rica or Peru.

TheSpineView Costa Rica sounds wonderful! Thanks for playing! 😊 11h
Lucy_Anywhere I lived in Costa Rica for two years and loved it! Such an amazing place with beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, and sloths! 5h
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere that‘s so cool! What were you doing there? I‘d love to hear more about it. 5h
Lucy_Anywhere I taught at an international school in San Jose! If you love nature and laying in hammocks, CR is a fab place to visit - I had so many cool experiences from spotting sloths and monkeys in national parks, hiking around active volcanoes, sitting in natural hot springs, enjoying almost deserted beaches... absolute bliss! 5h
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere that sounds like an amazing experience. You‘re definitely selling me on it! 3h
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Finished 2 books today for #readingrush including a title with more than 5 words & this is my TBR for some of the other prompts:
* non-human MC – tagged & currently reading
* purple cover – Born Wicked
* meant to read last year – Uprooted
* author‘s debut novel – Red Queen
* read an adaptation & watch the movie – Annihilation (movie has same name)

Ruthiella Well done!😀 20h
Jess_Franzino I‘m doing Reading Rush, too! A day behind because I found out about it close to midnight yesterday? What‘s your handle? I‘ll add you once the site decides to work again. 14h
wanderinglynn @Jess_Franzino I‘m wanderinglynn on reading rush too. ☺️ 14h
wanderinglynn Thanks @Ruthiella ☺️ 14h
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Audiobook 5/6 for #BFCr2

I‘m so enjoying this “reread” of HP. Jim Dale is such a fantastic narrator. Unfortunately, HP book 3 is still a 6 week wait (and I placed a hold on it back in mid-April). 😕

#BookFitnessChallenge #walknlisten #audiowalk

BookwormAHN I've had similar problems getting Pet Sematary from my library 🤷🏼‍♀️ 20h
Mitch Great job for getting more audio in - i struggle but soooo want to . Ive got Handmaids tale waiting for me = read by Elizabeth Moss not just got to find audio time in my life! 11h
wanderinglynn @Mitch it helps that I live in an area where I have to drive. I mostly listen in the car. 10h
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Love paranormal romance? ❤️ Then join the new #ParanormalLoveCrew monthly book group hosted by the awesome @AkashaVampie

See her post for more details.

#PLC

AkashaVampie Thank u sweetie! 1d
wanderinglynn @AkashaVampie My pleasure! ☺️ 1d
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The 90-Day Fitness Challenge | Phil Parham, Amy Parham
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Week 5! We‘re nearly there! 🙌🏻 Keep going!

As Dory says, just keep swimming! 🐠

#BFC #BFCr2 #BookFitnessChallenge

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guinsgirlreads These go so fast!! 👏🏻 2d
KathyWheeler I can‘t believe we‘ve only got this week and next week left! 2d
Chrissyreadit Time really flies!!! 2d
OrangeMooseReads Holy moly I didn‘t realize we were that far in! 2d
wanderinglynn @guinsgirlreads @KathyWheeler @Chrissyreadit @OrangeMooseReads Time flies when you‘re having fun! 🙌🏻 😉 2d
julesG A round of applause for all of us. Well done everyone! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Just two more weeks. We've come this far, might as well go on and finish it. 😉 2d
TheWordJar Thanks for always providing great inspiration!! 2d
Bookwormjillk Wow, that was fast! 2d
Jerdencon This has been so great! 2d
wanderinglynn @TheWordJar My pleasure! ☺️ 2d
wanderinglynn @Bookwormjillk yes, 6 weeks seems long at the start, but really goes by in a flash! 2d
wanderinglynn @Jerdencon so glad you‘re enjoying it! ☺️ 2d
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The Winners | Julio Cortázar
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Congrats #BFCr2 Week 4 winners!

Optional Photo Challenge winner: @Airykah 13 - I'll be sending you a little something this week.

And thank you all for sharing your beautiful photos. I loved seeing each one of you. ❤

Check-in winner: @DebbieGrillo - I'll be emailing you this evening.

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

julesG Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎊 2d
Crazeedi Congrats!! 2d
DebbieGrillo How exciting! I will look for your email. 2d
mcipher Congrats winners! Shout out to @DebbieGrillo from #teamlitnfit !! 1d
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So many beautiful faces! ❤ I've loved seeing everyone. And I was blown away and proud how many of you stepped outside your comfort zone and in front of the camera. 💜 📸

Check back tomorrow for week's 5 challenge and the announcement of week 4 winners.

And #BFC Round 3 sign-ups are now open: https://forms.gle/pXAtk6uEZ3S5VijaA

Spread the word!

#BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2

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KathyWheeler Signed up! 3d
jen_the_scribe Despite having a tough couple of weeks, I'm not giving up and signed up for round 3! 3d
Jerdencon Just signed up again too! 3d
Balibee146 Just signed up for the first time 😁 3d
jb72 I just signed up! You are doing such a wonderful job leading these challenges. 3d
Chrissyreadit I think I signed up.... 3d
MicrobeMom All signed up! I have loved this challenge and my small group. Very motivational and supportive! 3d
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler 🙌🏻 Yay! 3d
wanderinglynn @Jerdencon Yay! 🙌🏻 3d
wanderinglynn @Balibee146 Yay! 🙌🏻 Welcome aboard. 3d
wanderinglynn @jb72 Yay! 🙌🏻 3d
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit Yay! 🙌🏻 (and yes, I see your name on the list. You should have gotten an email with your responses?) (edited) 3d
wanderinglynn @MicrobeMom Yay! 🙌🏻 3d
jenniferw88 Jist to say i submitted my #bfcr3 form twice - the second one is correct! 2d
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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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The follow-up book to Dumplin‘ did not disappoint. Everyone needs a friend like Millie—loyal, positive, full of light & energy, . . . and one like Callie—passionate, strong, bad ass. ❤️ While I did roll my eyes a bit at some of the high school antics (was I ever *that* young & dumb?), it was a heartwarming story of friendship & finding your path.

Audiobook 4/6 #BFCr2 #BFC

Dawnrod1970 Loved this book! 4d
wanderinglynn @Dawnrod1970 👍🏻😀 4d
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Spot, the Cat | Henry Cole
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#FriyayIntro
1. Tagged!
2. Cheesy poofs! (puffy)
3. Either as long as I‘m on a beach 😉
4. Hello local bookstore! Either that or airline tickets to Australia 🇦🇺
5. 😂😂😂 As if I can remember that far back!

suzisteffen Airline tickets to Australia! GOOD PLAN! 4d
wanderinglynn @suzisteffen 👍🏻🙌🏻 4d
JoScho Cartman! 😂 4d
wanderinglynn @JoScho 👍🏻🙌🏻 😂 4d
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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@Mowen036 Thanks for the opportunity to enter your #giveaway. 😀

The first character that popped into my mind when I thought about who I‘d like to dress up as is Pippi Longstocking because fun.

RaimeyGallant Scary title! ;) 4d
wanderinglynn @RaimeyGallant Right? Either scary or super sad. 4d
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Thursdays at Coconuts | Beth Carter
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#HelloThursday
I‘ve been forgetting to do these because I think I have time & then somehow Thursdays sneak up & whoosh, go by. 😂

So with that my fave literary quote is from HHGTTG:
1. This must be Thursday . . . I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
2. Just keep swimming. 🐠
3. I am still learning.
4. Bazinga!
5. Love to Team #BFC, new and alums! And {hugs} to anyone who needs one today. 💚💙💜

Everyone is invited to play!

squirrelbrain I‘m not surprised that time runs away with you; you‘re so busy being the BFC boss! 5d
wanderinglynn @squirrelbrain Yes, 😉 that‘s going to be my excuse! 😂😂😂 5d
Cari_tsundoku Not sure which of the categories they fall in but two of my favs are “Just because you can doesn‘t mean you should.” And “Reality is perception. Perceptions are fluid, so if by reality you mean tangible items and immutable events, then there‘s no such thing.” 5d
wanderinglynn @Cari_tsundoku great quotes! 👍🏻 5d
Cari_tsundoku @wanderinglynn thank you! The second one I read years ago and it just stuck with me. 5d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Thank you @sprainedbrain for sharing this site! 😀

https://thereadingrush.com/

If you join, feel free to friend me: https://thereadingrush.com/members/wanderinglynn/

Kimberlone I was thinking about signing up for this. Is it just for booktubers? 5d
TheEllieMo I‘ve just signed up but haven‘t got a clue what I‘m doing😂😂 5d
wanderinglynn @Kimberlone it‘s my understanding it‘s open to anyone. I am not a booktuber. 5d
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wanderinglynn @TheEllieMo Me either! But I figure I know how to read, so at least I got that part of I fail at everything else! 😂 5d
Sarah83 What's special about it? 🤔 5d
wanderinglynn @Sarah83 I don‘t know if it‘s all that special. It‘s a week long and it has its own website. You can add friends and earn badges. So if that motivates you, then it‘s fun. Other than that, it seems to be just a readathon/reading challenge. 5d
Sarah83 Sounds like fun ☺️ 5d
Lauram I love the idea of a week long readathon. I just sent a friend request. 5d
wanderinglynn @Lauram me too! I wish I could take the week off of work. 😉 5d
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Bewitched and Betrothed | Juliet Blackwell
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A nice comeback in book 10 of the Witchcraft Mystery series. Unlike book 9, which I though had too much going on, book 10 has a nicely focused plot with good action. I‘m still loving this series.

In other news, I found out why Dexter woke me up last night barking. Apparently my upstairs neighbors must have something “good” on their deck because these little bandits keep going up there.

Centique OMG raccoons! We don‘t have them in NZ and I‘ve never seen one IRL - they look cute! 6d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Omg!! 😍 I‘m also in a country without raccoons! 6d
KathyWheeler I had no idea this book was out! 6d
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Megabooks I love raccoons! They‘re so mischievous! 6d
Crazeedi Oh no! They will destroy stuff!! 6d
Soubhiville Cuties! 6d
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler I didn‘t either until I was looking on Amazon on Prime Day. 6d
wanderinglynn @Megabooks that they are. 6d
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi yes they will. But they weren‘t on my deck—they were hanging out on the deck above me. 6d
Jojo990 Thank you for turning me on to a new series!! I‘m going to check them out 6d
wanderinglynn @Jojo990 This is a witchy fun cozy mystery series. 👍🏻 And also check out her Home Renovations series. It‘s also good. No witches, but a construction woman who see ghosts. 6d
Stacy_31 They‘re so cute!! Looks like they are posing. 😂😂 We see them when we go camping, and I kind of love seeing their little paw prints on the picnic table in the mornings. 6d
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I‘m listening to it now. 😊 I like the home renovation series as well. 5d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick A racoon peeked in my bedroom window when I was 5 and I had to close my blinds at night for years! They're so cute that now I'd be trying to photograph them. 5d
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler 👍🏻👍🏻 5d
wanderinglynn @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That would be traumatizing. They‘re cute, but annoying. 5d
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The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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This is a stunning edition of TPB. Beautiful illustrations by Michael Manomivibul and William Goldman‘s introduction to both the 25th & 30th Anniversary editions are included.

Now I have to find a good place to display it along with my TPB funkos. 😀

brit91 Beautiful!💖💖 6d
Sweetkokoro I have the same copy and I love it. It‘s so gorgeous. I‘m still mad I never got the TPB funkos, I didn‘t see them anywhere where I live. 6d
Avidreader25 I have and love that edition too! 6d
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Bradleygirl This is mouth watering 6d
TheDaysGoBy I so regretted not buying the 30th anniversary edition. The cover on it was gorgeous! Love the funkos - I just have Westley and Buttercup 6d
wanderinglynn @TheDaysGoBy You can still get it! 😉 #iamanenabler 😂 6d
AbigailDays Oh wow, that copy is gorgeous! Wish more books came in such pretty editions 5d
MartinaLove Omg I want that book. I'll have to buy it. I love the movie. 5d
wanderinglynn @AbigailDays I do too! 👍🏻 5d
wanderinglynn @MartinaLove the movie is one of my faves! 👍🏻 5d
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Bewitched and Betrothed | Juliet Blackwell
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My #bookhaul over the past couple of days (not including last night‘s Book Outlet order 😂).

I‘m already 1/2 through the tagged. I couldn‘t resist the special edition of TPB. And the 2 books underneath Just One Damned Thing are for my #staycationintime swap partner, the fabulous Laura (aka @cobwebmoth ). Hopefully I‘ll have everything ready to mail so it gets there before Aug. 14! 😉

cobwebmoth 😍 I received books in the mail for you today! 6d
jb72 Ooooo that‘s book 10 right? I think I‘m on book 5. I love that witchy series. 6d
wanderinglynn @cobwebmoth great minds! 😉 6d
wanderinglynn @jb72 Yep! It‘s book 10! I love this series too. 6d
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Bewitched and Betrothed | Juliet Blackwell
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#HumpDayPost
1. Hm, I really didn‘t think that way when I was a kid. I even asked my mom & she said I was always too busy reading with my head in the clouds to think of such practical things. 😂
2. Lawyer, writer, reader, pet mom
3. Probably not. 😂 But she would love my dog Dexter.
4. Don‘t let fear & other people‘s expectations keep you from doing what you want.
5. ❤️❤️❤️

In case you‘re wondering, the blue glasses were sadly lost in a lake. 😂

DebbieGrillo ❤🐶 6d
Crazeedi Love your answers! 6d
wanderinglynn Thanks @Crazeedi ☺️ 6d
TheAromaofBooks haha I had a very similar look in 1989!! However, my glasses were pink. :-D 6d
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks 🙌🏻 Ah, the fun of the 80s. 😂 6d
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You asked for #BFC Round 3! Are you ready!?!

#BFCr3 will start Sunday, August 4. (Round 2 ends that Saturday.) So we won‘t lose any momentum!

Sign-up now through August 3: https://forms.gle/yLU84aoecFsLs7EF9

And spread the word! Everyone is invited to join!

#BookFitnessChallenge

Megabooks Signed up! 6d
wanderinglynn @Megabooks Awesome! 🙌🏻 And you are the first one! 👊🏻 6d
julesG Signed up! And now I'm spreading the word. 6d
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Hestapleton Still thinking on my goals, but I‘ll be signing up soon! 6d
squirrelbrain I may join in... I‘ve loved watching how supportive you all are. I‘ve just started yoga so it‘ll be motivation to keep it up....! 🧘‍♀️ 6d
wanderinglynn @julesG Awesome! 🙌🏻 6d
wanderinglynn @Hestapleton 🙌🏻 Awesome! 6d
wanderinglynn @squirrelbrain Yes, you should join us! 🙌🏻 It‘s been an incredible journey. Everyone is so motivating & encouraging. You‘ll love it. 6d
mom2bugnbee Okay, I'm in! Hot as Hades here in Tennessee, but I *need* to do this! 6d
wanderinglynn @mom2bugnbee 🙌🏻 Awesome! And it won‘t hot forever. 😉 (I grew up in East TN, so I understand TN summers.) 6d
Crazeedi Just signed up!! 6d
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi Yay! 🙌🏻 6d
Peddler410 I‘ll sign up again! But first will there be an option to keep current smaller groups together if the current team leader is on board? 6d
wanderinglynn @Peddler410 Yes, of course your team can stay together in Round 3. 👍🏻😀 I didn‘t make that an option on the form because (1) at least one of my team captains has to step down for round 3 and (2) there may need to be some slight shuffling of teams depending on who signs up for a team & who wants to be a team captain. But I‘m going to try to keep the current teams together as much as I can for those who want that option. ☺️ 5d
Eeyore031370 I joined! This sounds great! 5d
wanderinglynn @Eeyore031370 It‘s been a lot of fun and very motivating. So glad you‘re joining us! 🎉 5d
cornflakes I'm new(ish) here, but don't have much time for reading these days. Let's hope this will help me get back to it without sacrificing my long walks 😎 5d
wanderinglynn @cornflakes Audiobooks count too! So you can always walk & listen. 👍🏻 5d
BookwormAHN I'm back in 😺 4d
wanderinglynn @BookwormAHN w00t! 🙌🏻 Yay! 4d
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When the Moon is Full | Penny Pollock
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#moon reflections
1. I actually submitted an entry for a writing contest. I didn‘t procrastinate or talk myself out of it. 🙌🏻
2. Self-doubt & imposter syndrome 🤷🏼‍♀️
3. Who‘s need a blessing or positive vibes? 🙏🏻 @Chrissyreadit @TheSpineView @phatsallylee @Mitch

Thank you @Meaw_catlady for the blessing. 😘

Meaw_catlady I‘m so proud!!! Yay!!! 🖤🌝💕 1w
TheSpineView Thanks for blessing me!🌑💜 1w
julesG Can totally relate to your #1 and especially #2. 😘 7d
wanderinglynn @julesG ☺️😘 7d
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#Two4Tuesday
1. Do I *like* to? Yes. Do I actually do it? No because I‘m lazy.
2. 👍🏻😀🙌🏻🙋🏼‍♀️👊🏻🎉 Maybe a bit too much. 😂

TheSpineView I love emojis too! 🤣🤣Thanks for playing! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 1w
hardyboys I love both.. 😄 But use of emoji is always fascinating.😂 6d
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Well, I decided to post my flash fiction entry on my blog (at least temporarily). If anyone is interested: http://wanderinglynn.com/2019/07/15/writing-contest-my-first-entry/

Crazeedi Awesome!!👍😍 1w
wanderinglynn Thanks @Crazeedi ☺️ 1w
cobwebmoth I like it! 1w
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wanderinglynn Aw thanks @cobwebmoth ☺️😘 1w
julesG I like it! 1w
wanderinglynn Thank you @julesG ☺️😘 1w
hardyboys Well written 🤟 7d
wanderinglynn Thank you @hardyboys ☺️ 7d
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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Oh @DaveGreen7777 — how do I pick just one favorite villain?!? Here a just 4 of my faves. We can‘t have epic heroes with an equally epic adversary.

I would love to teach a course on the other side of the story. Assigned reading would be things like Wizard of Oz versus Wicked—who‘s the real “villain”? Because each one of the so-called villains has their own story. And one is never a villain in one‘s own story.

#TheWorldNeedsAVillain

Macker11 I love that Ms. Trunchbull is an option. 1w
DaveGreen7777 I love this post, Lynn! And I think that‘s a wonderful idea to compare stories from the villain‘s point of view. It would be interesting, since most villains actually see themselves as the hero (although probably not Jim Moriarty, I think he takes great pride in being a true villain)! Thanks for participating in the giveaway! 😊 1w
wanderinglynn @Macker11 She‘s an awesome “villain”! 1w
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wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 In the most recent adaptation (with the awesome Andrew Scott as Moriarty), he claims to be more bored than anything. And it seems it‘s more ego that true villain—just trying to prove he‘s the smartest kid on the block. 1w
wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 Also, I‘d love to bring out their backstories to know what happened that changed their path. Wicked and the newerish Maleficent movie have both sought to bring the backstories to light. 1w
wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 I also didn‘t even start talking about all the comic villains I love, like Magneto. Talk about an awesome backstory that justifies his current actions. 1w
DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn I so agree with you about Andrew Scott‘s portrayal, he‘s mesmerizing as Jim Moriarty! 😀 Interestingly enough, his Moriarty even acknowledged he was a villain, when he told Sherlock, “Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain”. 😈 1w
DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn Also, Magneto is one of my favorite comic book villains because of his compelling backstory and motivation. Other villains may be in it for the power or the money, but Magneto really thinks he‘s a necessary evil, “Get the humans before they get us!” 😱 1w
wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 That‘s right—he did say that. But do you really think he sees himself that way? Or was Moriarty playing on Sherlock‘s view of Sherlock as the hero? 1w
wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 Magneto! 🙌🏻 1w
DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn Hmmm... that‘s an excellent question about what Moriarty may have really meant! 🤔 Come to think of it, he may even have been referring to what he was about to do to Sherlock, turn public opinion against Sherlock by painting him out to be a fraud and the true villain! 😱 1w
wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 See?!? Wouldn‘t this make an awesome college course? It would require critical thinking and seeing the other side of the coin. 😉 1w
Michollio LOVE Andrew Scott as Moriarty. He has one of my favorite lines 1w
wanderinglynn @Michollio He‘s fabulous. I mean the whole cast is great, but he really makes it. What‘s the line? 1w
Michollio "And honey you should see me in a crown." 1w
AbigailDays Backgrounds to all the famous villains would make awesome reading! Is there anything like a list of book pairs, like the Wizard of Oz and Wicked? 1w
wanderinglynn @Michollio That is a most excellent line! 👍🏻 1w
wanderinglynn @AbigailDays I don‘t know. That would be a good list to make if there isn‘t one. 👍🏻 1w
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I‘ve made it about a fourth of the way through (pg 80). But I‘m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. The pacing is a bit slow and the constant time jumping doesn‘t helping. I‘m thinking about putting it aside although I want to know about Marion.

Any thoughts? Does the pacing pick up any? #inquiringmindswanttoknow

Avidreader25 I struggled with the same thing and I finished it. To me it wasn‘t worth it and I wasn‘t a big fan. 1w
thereadingowlvina Same here! But I finished it and did not enjoy this book at all 😔 1w
wanderinglynn @Avidreader25 @thereadingowlvina Thanks for letting me know. Maybe putting it aside for now is a good call. 1w
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OnlyYoo I finished it and it doesn‘t get better... 1w
wanderinglynn @OnlyYoo that‘s disappointing. 1w
Avidreader25 @thereadingowlvina @OnlyYoo Glad I wasn‘t alone in thinking that! 1w
Nocapes I‘m at about the same spot, and having the same feeling. Disappointed to hear that it doesn‘t get better. I love the idea of the book, but the pacing just seems “off”. (edited) 6d
wanderinglynn @Nocapes Yes, I agree. Love the idea, but the story just isn‘t working. 6d
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Team #BFC - I forgot to post my own #photochallege #selfie yesterday! Here‘s me pre-Monday coffee.

I stopped wearing makeup about a decade ago & found it totally liberating.

You are beautiful because your inner light shines through. People love you because of you. Not because of any product you put on your face.

Now say it with me (and mean it): “I am beautiful. I am awesome. I am amazing!”

#BFCr2 #BookFitnessChallenge

tammysue A beautiful pic Lynn! 🤗 1w
julesG Hey Lynn! 👋 Beautiful picture! I can see that light shining. 😘 1w
TrishB But you can wear make up if you want too ❤️ great photo! 1w
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vkois88 Gorgeous 😍😍😍 I had stopped wearing makeup for a long time, but recently got back into it for the fun/creativity factor. I find that it I have to go into a job that I'm less than satisfied with, I can sort of treat myself with the reward of it. If that makes sense 😂😂😂 That being said, I totally rock the natural look too. Depends on how slow we are moving or just how clingy LO is while I'm getting us ready 1w
wanderinglynn Thanks @tammy_sue @julesG ☺️ (edited) 1w
wanderinglynn @TrishB Absolutely! And occasionally I do. 😉 1w
KathyWheeler Nice picture! I have never worn makeup for 3 reasons: it takes too much time, I‘m not good at applying it, and there‘s not much difference in the way I look with it on — namely number 1 as I‘m lazy. 😄 (edited) 1w
wanderinglynn @vkois88 thanks! And that totally makes sense. 👍🏻 1w
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler thanks! ☺️ (I‘m lazy too 😉) 1w
sudi Beautiful selfie 😘. I almost never wear make up but that's because i'm lazy and i'm also no good at applying it 😄 1w
wanderinglynn @sudi thank you! Not wearing makeup does save me a ton of time in the morning! 👍🏻 1w
cewilf Beautiful! 1w
Princess-Kingofkings Gorgeous...🏵 1w
DaveGreen7777 You are absolutely beautiful inside and out, Lynn! 😊 1w
Daisey Great photo! 1w
marleed Beautiful! 1w
wanderinglynn Thank you @marleed ☺️ 1w
britt_brooke Stunning! 1w
BookwormAHN Lovely 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
mrp27 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1w
mom2bugnbee Gorgeous! 1w
Peddler410 I stopped wearing makeup 10.5 years ago when my daughter was born. Since then, I will rarely put on lipstick. 1w
wanderinglynn @Peddler410 🙌🏻 It‘s so freeing to not feel like you “have to” wear it. 1w
Chrissyreadit 🙌🥰🙌🥰 1w
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit thank you! 😘 1w
Meaw_catlady 💕💕💕 1w
wanderinglynn @Meaw_catlady thank you ☺️ 1w
Meaw_catlady Beautiful ! ❤️ 1w
Crazeedi Just saw your photo!! Beautiful!! 2d
wanderinglynn Thank you @Crazeedi ☺️ 2d
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#BFCr2 I waited as long as possible to give y‘all time to get your check-in posts up.

Week 3 optional photo challenge winner: @Crazeedi
Diane - expect a little something in the mail from me this week.

Week 3 check-in winner: @TheSpineView
Lisa - look for an email from me!

Congrats this week‘s winners! 🎉

#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC

sudi Congrats @Crazeedi and @TheSpineView 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 1w
Simona Congrats to the winners❣️ 1w
julesG Congratulations!!! 1w
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Jerdencon Congrats 🎈🎉 1w
Crazeedi Yay! Thank you Lynn!! Whoop whoop!❤❤ 1w
Crazeedi @sudi thanks! And congrats @TheSpineView ! 1w
jen_the_scribe Congrats! 1w
TheSpineView @sudi Thanks! 1w
TheSpineView Thanks Lynn!🥰 1w
BarbaraJean Congrats @TheSpineView and @Crazeedi !! 🎉🥳👏🏼 1w
Charityann Congrats!🎉 1w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn (did you put something in mail that I've never gotten??) 2d
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi I mailed it Thursday. So if your don‘t get it today, let me know & I‘ll check the tracking. 2d
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn I won't be home till tomorrow afternoon. I'll let you know! Thank you so much!! 2d
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The 90-Day Fitness Challenge | Phil Parham, Amy Parham
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Change your goals if needed because life happens! Don't quit, ADAPT!

And let us know if you're struggling. We're here for you.
***We will ALL cross the finish line together!***

Round 3 sign-ups will be coming later this week. So stay tuned!

I saw this on Facebook this morning & loved the #positivity:
“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't.
Start loving yourself for everything that you are.“ ❤

Keep being AWESOME!
#BFC #BFCr2

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Charityann Thanks for all the encouragement and great tips! 😊 1w
Hufflepuffle Love that quote! 🙌🏻 1w
MicrobeMom Love it! Yay week four!! Here we go! 1w
wanderinglynn @Charityann My pleasure! ☺️ 1w
wanderinglynn @Hufflepuffle me too! I thought it was too perfect for #BFC. 1w
cewilf Love this! I‘m so glad I joined this challenge, it‘s been such a positive experience. Thank you for all you‘re doing!! 1w
guinsgirlreads Yay for round 3!! 👏🏻 1w
wanderinglynn @cewilf I‘m so happy you‘re enjoying it. 💜 1w
KathyWheeler I‘m so glad you‘re doing a round 3! 1w
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler A lot of people have asked me as well as several new folks. And it‘s been a lot of fun. So why not? 😉 1w
Dragonfairykats Yay!! A round 3! I've adjusted my goals so much I was stuck on what I couldn't do. So now there'll be longer for me to learn to focus on the "I can!" Thanks for all you do @wanderinglynn ! 1w
Reecaspieces You are doing an awesome job! 1w
wanderinglynn @Dragonfairykats My pleasure! ❤️ 1w
wanderinglynn Thank you @Reecaspieces ☺️ 1w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn thanks for encouragement ! I'm readjusting some!! 1w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi ☺️ my pleasure! 1w
mcipher I readjust every week - I love that about this challenge!! 1w
Stacy_31 🖐🏼 Struggling. Needing to readjust. I‘m just not in the right headspace at this time to be working on some of my goals. So I will readjust for the next couple weeks to work on mental health, and hopefully come back for the next round to work on physical (because I definitely need that.) ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for sharing all of this positivity. 1w
wanderinglynn @Stacy_31 💜💜💜 What can we do to help? Definitely focus on self-care and mental wellness. 💜💜💜 1w
sudi I reduced my pessimistic tendencies and learned to be more positive due to challenge. So a round 3 sounds awesome 😊👍🙌 1w
wanderinglynn @sudi Yay! That‘s awesome! 🙌🏻🎉💜 1w
LazyDays I am so out of the loop here. Would love to join in on round 3.😊 1w
wanderinglynn @LazyDays Stay tunes! I‘ll be announcing sign-ups for Round 3 later this week. 1w
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Not book related, but I entered NYCMidnight‘s Flash Fiction Challenge 2019.

The first round assignments were emailed Friday evening with your assigned genre, location, and object. 48-hours to write & submit a 1000 word story. Mine is written. I‘m just polishing & trying to come up with a 1-2 sentence synopsis. I‘m finding that harder than actually writing the story.

Fingers crossed.🤞🏻This is my first time doing this challenge.

Eggs Good for you!!! 1w
wanderinglynn Thanks @Eggs ☺️ 1w
Crazeedi Good luck, you'll kick heinie!!😍❣👏 1w
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catebutler That‘s incredible! Best of luck!! 1w
Crazeedi And yes the toughest part is the "catch sentemces". Ask any great writer 1w
julesG 👏👏 Synopsis is the hardest. Every time, no matter which genre. 1w
Megabooks Good luck!! 🍀 1w
La_Cori Good luck! 🍀🤞 1w
sudi Good Luck 🍀 1w
squirrelbrain Best of luck! 🤞 1w
TheDaysGoBy Good luck! Hope your summary turned out good! 1w
Reecaspieces Good luck!!! 🍀👍🏼 1w
Econaghan Wow-amazing! Good luck! You got this! 👍🏻 1w
Princess-Kingofkings What an opportunity ~ best wishes! 🏅 1w
Allylu Good luck! How exciting! ✍️📚 1w
Redwritinghood Sounds fun. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 1w
wanderinglynn Thanks @Redwritinghood ☺️ The first round was pretty fun. The story came pretty easy to me. But we‘ll see what the judges think. 🤞🏻 1w
Charityann Good luck! 1w
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the audiobook so much I decided I needed my own physical copy so I could underline and make notes. The audiobook is pretty short, but packed full of great stuff, more science-based if you prefer that. And if you‘re working on meditation or mindfulness, I highly recommend the audio version since he walks you through guided mindfulness practices.

#BFCr2 #BookFitnessChallenge #mindfulness

wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen Thanks! This was my first book by him, but I definitely got a lot out of it. I‘ll have to pick up that one too. 👍🏻 1w
julesG Thanks for the review. Sounds like I should listen to it stat 1w
wanderinglynn @julesG Let me know what you think of you do listen to it. 1w
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Halfway There | Susan Mallery
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#BFCr2 #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

Who needs some extra encouragement? Post a comment to let us know.

#positivity tip: Positivity is not about forcing ourselves to be happy or masking our emotions. It's about changing the lens through which we view ourselves, others, situations, life. A great way to start is simply to acknowledge the negative thought(s). Acknowledge it, accept it, and then try to let it go. 🎶 [insert me singing here] 😉

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Mitch Yeah... congratulations Lynn on finding new ways to move. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
julesG Bite sized chunks are a good way of getting things done! 2w
sudi This is a great idea, i'm going to try this in week 4 😊👍 2w
Crazeedi You have been such a motivator for me! Thank you!!👏❤️ 2w
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
kspenmoll Love your positivity tip, especially your singing!!! 2w
Allylu I break up my steps, too: 2K at 10, 12, 2, 4 and sometimes 6. It‘s working for me. I will make my 40,000 again this week. 2w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi 😘 Y‘all are awesome! 💜 2w
wanderinglynn @kspenmoll Be glad Litsy doesn‘t support video—otherwise you‘d see me belt out some show tunes! 😂 2w
wanderinglynn @Allylu 👍🏻👍🏻 it makes it easier to achieve 2w
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit ☺️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
wanderinglynn @sudi keep us posted how it works for you. 👍🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @julesG yes it is! 👍🏻 2w
jillannjohn Love the idea of splitting up your step goals. I think I‘m going to try this. 1w
mcipher I love breaking up steps! Great idea. I will probably make some more goal shifts this week to account for life but I‘m plugging away and feeling good about where I am. And team #litnfit has been amazing so far!! 🤗 1w
Purplemoonmyst I did a lot better than I did the first two weeks. I am now. Pain free I will keep it up! I do the tone it up workouts and try to walk a bit more but it has rained every single day for a month grrr 1w
Crazeedi @kspenmoll @wanderinglynn singing helps the motivation!! 🎶🎶 1w
Lova Not going to lie- I had no motivation this week. I haven‘t looked at steps or distance but I know my numbers are way off. I‘ve kinda got the summer‘s almost over blues. 1w
Crazeedi @Lova turn that frown upside down! @wanderinglynn will keep you inspired! We are all doing what we can, and I'm sure you are too! A day at a time!!!😘 1w
cewilf Love the idea of breaking it down. That helps me as well! Definitely not as overwhelming. 1w
wanderinglynn @jillannjohn 👍🏻 let us know how it goes! 1w
wanderinglynn @mcipher 🙌🏻 Yes, I think the small teams have been awesome. 1w
wanderinglynn @Purplemoonmyst Being pain free helps a lot. So glad you‘re doing well. Each week will hopefully be a little bit better. Just keep moving forward, one step, one day at a time. You got this! 🙌🏻 1w
wanderinglynn @Lova it‘s only July 13! There‘s still plenty of summer left! Plus fall is an awesome season. (It‘s my fave.) You got this! 🙌🏻 just keep moving forward, one step, one day at a time. 1w
wanderinglynn @cewilf Exactly. If I feel things are too overwhelming, I tend not to do them. (Or I procrastinate indefinitely 😂). So breaking things into bite sized chunks, whether it be exercise, writing, or cleaning my whole house, has always worked for me. 👍🏻 1w
Clwojick I love your suggestion! I really miss my morning walks, especially on my days off, and am hoping I can get myself back I to that routine instead of shoving my face into my textbooks the second I wake up. 😂 1w
dariazeoli Great idea about chunking it up! And if we‘re singing show tunes, I vote Les Mis 🙌 1w
wanderinglynn @Clwojick Walking/exercise will help you study. It gets the blood flowing, which provides oxygen to your brain, making it work more efficiently. So see, you need to walk! 😉 1w
wanderinglynn @dariazeoli Hm, not my musical. But can I interest you in a song from the portfolios of Rogers & Hammerstein, Disney, or Andrew Lloyd Webber? 😉😂 1w
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No Panties Fridays | Sean Robertson
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#FriYAYintro
1. So far, I‘ve gotten 10k+ steps per day and Tues-Thurs, rocked the 250 steps per hour every hour! 🙌🏻 Much better than last week. #BFCr2
2. Wherever I‘m going to next
3. Neither
4. Yes. Always look forward to the weekend!
5. Happy Friday everyone! 👋🏻

Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
mabell Nice job meeting your goals! 2w
i-am-papercrane For a second I read that as 100k 😂😂 CONGRATS and keep rockin it! 2w
wanderinglynn @i-am-papercrane 😂😂😂 I wish! I‘d be in fantastic shape if I did 100k steps PER DAY! 😂😂😂 Thanks! 2w
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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I‘m a sucker for happy endings & quotes. And this book delivered. I couldn‘t put it down.Here are a couple more quotes:

“You can‘t fix everything. But you can look for reasons to be grateful. More than that, you can work to create them.”

“The crash . . . shattered the life I had, but the pieces wound up making a pretty good mosaic. That‘s what art is . . . transforming things from what they were into what they could be.”

#positivity #BFCr2 3/6

wanderinglynn @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really enjoyed it. I stayed up past my bedtime to finish it. If that‘s not a recommendation, I don‘t know what is. 😉 My GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2891396314 2w
Megabooks Fantastic!! 2w
Eggs 💗💗💗💗this book 2w
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Crazeedi Great quotes, and very true💕 2w
Charityann So true! Sounds like a great read. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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#wonderouswednesday
1. I love breakfast (at any time of the day), so that‘s a tough question. I‘m going to go with a sweet crepe with berries, chocolate or honey, & fresh whipped cream.
2. The Magic Restroom Cafe, Industry, CA. Bathroom decor & toilet-bowl dishes. Sadly, I think it‘s closed now.
3. Yes
4. Hm, not sure as I‘ve had all my favorite flavors.
5. 👋🏻 Happy Hump Day! Everyone‘s invited to play!

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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#giveaway alert: Penguin Randomhouse is having a giveaway for the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter.

‪https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/jane-yellowrock-10th-anniversary-sweepstakes‬

LibrarianRyan thanks. 2w
wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan My pleasure! Always happy to pass along giveaways I find. ☺️ 2w
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Audiobook 3/6 for #BFCr2

Although similar style & pacing to Bernadette, I found this to be more a narcissistic run-on sentence of one day in the life of Eleanor. I also didn‘t care for when it switched from first person POV to third person. I get what she was trying to do, but it failed for me. I finished it, but this one is easily forgettable.*

Not my cup of tea. But I finished it.

*except for the kid‘s name. Timby? Really?

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Mehso-so

I just finished this & I‘m not sure what to think. Hence the so-so rating. It wasn‘t what I expected, but it wasn‘t bad.

It‘s really one of the most depressing dystopian stories I‘ve ever read.

Update: I just read the quote on the front. I wouldn‘t call it “an exciting page turner.” But I would say terrifying, but probably not in the way Mark Frauenfelder meant it.

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Music of the 1990s | Thomas Harrison
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A best guesstimate b/c it‘s been a while! 😂
1. I‘ve loved David Eddings‘s books forever, so I‘m sure it was one of my HS faves.
2. So many awesome musicians, it‘s hard to pick just one.
3. This is the only photo (circa 1992) I have digital & it was a formal thing. My hair normally wasn‘t this neat. Thank goodness smartphones & social media wasn‘t a thing then. 😂
4. Jeans, tee, flannel shirt #grungelife
5. Probably books & art supplies
#yourstory

nu-bibliophile Is that Daria. I never watched it but I remember it. 2w
wanderinglynn @nu-bibliophile Yep! Love Daria. ❤️ The epitome of the grunge era. 2w
Stacy_31 Daria!!! 2w
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LokiDokey Daria and Hole ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
Megabooks Daria!!! 2w
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#BFCr2 All the motivation & encouragement is so energizing! ❤

For those not satisfied with week 2, you're not alone! Many of us didn't get where we wanted. BUT we're sticking with it & making progress. So take time to say “YAY ME!“ for what you did accomplish. The important thing is you STARTED & haven't quit!

Optional Week 3 Photo Challenge: favorite motivational book or most helpful book you've ever read.

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

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Crazeedi It was a different week for me cause I was away, but this 3rd week will be great I can feel it!! 2w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi yes, when you travel, it‘s hard to stick with your routines & good habits! But you got week 3! 🙌🏻 2w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn and I almost said I didn't do very well, then I remember what you say! And I changed my thoughts!! Yippee!! I'm also sending another book, I have 2 copies. I sent a package last week to you! 2w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi I got it! Thank you! 💜 And way to go on the #positivity! It really does make a difference in your outlook. ☺️ 2w
twohectobooks Really like that phrase about finishing last etc. Something I remind myself of a lot in the pool: I may be slow compared to so many others, but I‘m fast compared to where I was last year and the year before! 2w
KathyWheeler I love how positive you are! 2w
wanderinglynn @twohectobooks 👍🏻👍🏻 When I was training for a marathon (and a bit down because I am a S-L-O-W runner), it‘s something a coach said to me. It stuck with me. 2w
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler It‘s my super power! 😉 2w
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2w
Bookwormjillk Have a great week 3 everyone! 2w
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn we‘re opposites! My superpower is my negativity. I‘m trying to overcome that though. 2w
Crazeedi @KathyWheeler I've been where you are, but things look brighter when you change your view, it's not easy but worth it! You can do it! We are all here to encourage you!! 2w
Larkken 😍 thanks! Onwards! 2w
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler it‘s not easy to change habits we‘ve had for a long time, especially when society reinforces them. But as @Crazeedi says, it‘s so worth it. 💜 And like any change, it takes just getting off the couch (so to speak) and then one step at a time, one day at a time. You got this! 🙌🏻 2w
Mitch Happy week 3 everyone 🏆 2w
TheWordJar I love this! It reminds me of my mom and stepfather (73 and 82 years old)...they did their first ever 5k walk this spring. I walked with them and we finished dead last (I took official last so they could say they beat me), but they finished!!!! I was so proud of them. You can‘t finish what you don‘t start. I think this week I‘m going to try to be as good a cheerleader for myself as I am for others! 2w
wanderinglynn @TheWordJar that‘s awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 2w
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Congrats @CoverToCoverGirl and @LauraJ 🎉
#BFCr2 weekly check-in winners for weeks 1 and 2! You each won a book!

CJ - one of the Canada Country Ambassadors will be in touch with you about getting your book.

Laura - I‘ll be emailing you shortly.

Hope all #BFC participants are motivated to check-in next week!

wanderinglynn @EJG31 @StayCurious - I'll be emailing you shortly about getting a book out to CJ. Thanks! 2w
BethM Congrats! 2w
julesG Congratulations!!! @CoverToCoverGirl getting your Olympian sandals badge and winning a book. Great weekend! 2w
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julesG Congratulations @LauraJ !!! 👏👏 2w
jen_the_scribe Congrats! 2w
Econaghan Congratulations! 2w
Mitch Yeah - we‘ll done guys 🥳🥳🥳🥳 2w
EJG31 Congrats! 2w
mcipher Nice!! Congrats you guys!! 2w
jillannjohn Congrats!🎉 2w
Minispok Congrats! 🎉🎉 2w
Chili Congratulations!!!!🎊👏 2w
LauraJ Woo-hoo! Getting healthy and getting a book! This #bfc thing is lovely. Thank you!!! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl How wonderful! Reaching my goal and winning a book, thank you! #BFC rocks! 2w
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Congrats @Bookwormjillk for winning the #BFCr2 week 2 optional photo challenge!

I‘ll be dropping your prize in the mail later this week.

julesG Congratulations @Bookwormjillk 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Mitch Congratulations- sounds yum! 😘 2w
jillannjohn Awesome. Congrats! 2w
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jen_the_scribe Congrats! 2w
mcipher Congratulations on a great week 2! 👏👏 2w
Bookwormjillk Eeeee! Thanks!! 2w
Mynameisacolour Yay! Congrats Jill! @Bookwormjillk 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations! @Bookwormjillk (edited) 2w
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Art for Everyone | Chemeketa Art Faculty
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A solid week for me. But I acknowledge that I can do better on walking.

I've seen some fantastic check-in posts! Remember to tag either me or your Team Captain (if you're on a small team) in order to get check-in credit. Because if you check-in, your name goes in the hat for a drawing to win a BOOK!

Questions: please ask or email me Litsy.BFC@gmail.com

#BFCr2 #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

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BookishBelle Hey, there‘s an e on the end of my Litsy handle. I‘m not getting tagged on your posts. 2w
Mitch Great week Lynn - starting and ending the day with some quiet yoga time sounds heavenly. 🙏 2w
wanderinglynn Thank you @BookishBelle for letting me know! ☺️ And I‘m so sorry about messing up your username. I have fixed my cheat sheet of names (I cut & paste because there‘s so many of you), so this won‘t happen again. 2w
BookishBelle Thanks @wanderinglynn ! I figured it was something like that. No worries. Thanks for all you‘re doing! What a great week you‘ve had! 2w
Laughterhp I‘ll try to post tonight 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
wanderinglynn @Laughterhp if it ends up being tomorrow morning, that‘s okay (I‘m in Pacific time, so I probably won‘t do the actual drawing until noon or maybe even a bit later.) I just have to give some sort of deadline. But I know you‘ve been active in posting updates, so I got you marked down. 😉 2w
julesG Reading your check-in post, I think I should do more yoga. 😊👏👏👏👏 2w
mcipher Sorry I‘ve been bad about updates - vacation has been busy! I‘ll post my check-in soon. 😊 2w
Cheshirecat913 The yoga morning and night sounds really great! Thanks for everything you are doing! 2w
Bookwormjillk Great job Lynn! 2w
TheSpineView You are doing awesome! I need to add more me time to my regular routine.👏 2w
Ash.on.the.line Am and pm yoga sounds great! I may have to do this too! Great job! 👏🏼 2w
Megabooks Fantastic job!! 2w
Dragonfairykats Awesome job!!! 2w
wanderinglynn @julesG You‘re a tough coach! 😂 But the goal is to build up my yoga practice. 👍🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @Mitch yes, yoga is helping a lot. 2w
wanderinglynn @mcipher No worries! I know you‘ve been on vacay! 2w
BeckyB Great job this week! I need to starting doing yoga. Do you go to a class or do any sort of guided yoga, or is it all solo? I have no clue what I‘m doing! 2w
Crazeedi Way to go!!❤👏 2w
sudi 👏👏👏 2w
wanderinglynn @BeckyB I just do it at home. I‘ve practice yoga for over 20 years, so I know (mostly) what to do. If you‘re a beginner, I‘d recommend taking a class. It‘s good to have an instructor who will guide you and help make sure you‘re in the proper position. That being said, sometimes you have to try several instructors to find one that works for you. 2w
Dawnrod1970 Great job! 2w
mcipher @BeckyB There are some great yoga teachers online but Lynn is totally right, you are probably best starting with a few IRL classes. I used parks and rec for my first few - cheap and you sign up for a series with mostly other newbies so it‘s a great intro and it encourages you to go to a few classes. 😊 2w
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Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence | Maria Ochoa, Barbara K. Ige
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And a HUGE #BFCr2 shout out to our awesome donators! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🙌🏻

These folks donated items, money, or time—all of which help keep me sane & able to give so many awesome prizes!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️THANK YOU ALL!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
To all #BFCers: Keep being AWESOME!

And of course, I couldn‘t manage all this without my awesome Team Captains!

If you donated & your name isn‘t above, please let me know!

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

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Airykah13 I donated too 😂😂. I forgot to make sure you got it 3w
mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
wanderinglynn @Airykah13 Was it items through the mail? Or PayPal? I got some through PayPal that I didn‘t know who it was! And I‘ll definitely be doing another Shout Out. So you‘ll be on the top of that list. 3w
Moony 👏👏👏👏 yeah! 3w
Airykah13 @wanderinglynn PayPal. I can‘t even remember if I put a note! Lol, sorry! ☺️ 3w
wanderinglynn @Airykah13 then yours is probably one of the ones I couldn‘t identify! Thank you! 💜 3w
jen_the_scribe Glad I could help! You're doing an amazing job getting us all together to focus on our goals! 3w
TheBookAddict You‘re welcome and thank you for everything you do! 🙂👍🏽💕 3w
Dragonfairykats 🤸‍♀️💃💥👏👏👏👏 3w
BookwormAHN I'm glad I could help 🌹 3w
Megabooks Y‘all are so awesome!!!! Thank you!!! 🥳💜📚 3w
RainyDayReading 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🖤🖤 3w
julesG 👏👏👏👏 3w
Jerdencon Awesome- thanks to everyone! 3w
Hufflepuffle You are all amazing!! 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn you rock!! 3w
guinsgirlreads What a wonderful group!! 👏🏻 👏🏻 3w
britt_brooke Thanks for all you do, Lynn!! 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Amazing..Thank You! 3w
Reecaspieces I donated I thought. I sent you a PayPal. Let me know. 3w
Charityann Thanks everyone!😊 3w
wanderinglynn @Reecaspieces You did! You‘re username is there, 3d down on the left under trashcanman & britt_brooke. I just missed capitalizing the “R”. (I also accidentally added a “+” to Britt‘s username—this is why I shouldn‘t do things too late at night!) 😉 3w
Rissa1 👏👏👏👏 Thank you!! 2w
Ash.on.the.line I donated through PayPal too! I don‘t even think I thought to put my username lol! 😂😂 but so happy so many people are helping you out! Doing an amazing job!! 2w
wanderinglynn @Ash.on.the.line Thanks! There were some PayPal donations I didn‘t know who they were. But I‘ll be doing another Shout Out, so you‘ll be on top of that list! 👍🏻 2w
jillannjohn This is awesome! Thanks for all the donations! 2w
twohectobooks Thanks to all of these people! I‘m on a pretty tight budget and can‘t contribute financially but I‘m glad those who can choose to donate 💛 2w
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#sneakpeak This round I asked for donations to help defray costs & look at the goodies: books, bookmarks, notepads, & the top two prizes this time—Amazon gift card & Out of Print gift card! PLUS the monetary gifts that I can‘t show but that will help pay for shipping costs!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Because y‘all are SO AWESOME, I‘m going add a random drawing each week of those who post their weekly check-ins each week by midnight Saturday. #BFCr2 #BFC

wanderinglynn ***Weekly check-in prize will be a book. 📚Optional photo challenge prize will continue to be a notepad, bookmark, or other small gift. #bookfitnesschallenge 3w
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Airykah13 Yay! That‘s awesome! 3w
audraelizabeth Your awesome 3w
Dragonfairykats Sweet!! 3w
Crazeedi Yay! 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn is photo challenge still motivational quote? 3w
Daisey Awesome!! 3w
Minispok Awesome! 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi This week is favorite healthy recipe. 3w
OrangeMooseReads That‘s awesome! 3w
sudi Wow, that's awesome !!! 3w
BlameJennyJane ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
mabell Fun!! 😍😍 3w
Clwojick The Litsy community never fails to amaze me! 💕 #LifeChangingLitsy 3w
LibrarianRyan I will get mine in the mail this week. Sorry I forgot. 3w
TheWordJar The Litsy community is awesome!! 🤩 3w
wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan No worries! 💜 3w
RavenLovelyReads I‘ll get to the post office this week- sorry! Hectic couple of weeks! 💕💕 3w
wanderinglynn @RavenLovelyReads No worries! 💜 3w
Lova Wow that‘s amazing! 3w
TheBookAddict 🙌🏽 🥳 awesome goodies! 😍 3w
ferskner Oh my gosh! This is a great incentive to remember to post on time. 3w
BookwormAHN Extra motivation 💕 3w
Megabooks Woo hoo! Thank you Lynn + generous Littens!! 3w
dariazeoli Awesome prize stash! 🙌 3w
Hufflepuffle What a fabulous prize stash! Litsy is such a wonderful community and you are amazing for organising this @wanderinglynn !! 💜 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn ok thank you! 3w
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 3w
Charityann 💙😊💙 3w
Exbrarian 🖤🖤🖤 3w
kspenmoll Sorry Lynn, can you please let me know how to donate? Kdspenmoll@icloud.com 2w
MicrobeMom Awesome!!! 2w
wanderinglynn @kspenmoll I sent you an email. ☺️ 2w
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All the feels at the end. I especially love Fryian, “the simply enormous dragon.” (My GR review forthcoming.)

#LMPBC Team P: I got so caught up in the story, I forgot to make comments after page 35. So I‘m going back to do a reread as I have so many thoughts. But I should get this out in the mail sometime late next week to @BookwormAHN 😀

BookwormAHN Okay, great 😸 3w
Annie_Belle_Ravenclaw7 I love that book so much! 3w
julesG My daughter doesn't want to finish this. We have about 10 chapters left. She doesn't want to leave this world. And, her words, reading it a second time is not the same as reading it the first time. She wants an eraser for her brain to wipe out the memories of great books so she can read them ag8for the first time. 😍 3w
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Peddler410 What is wrong with me? I‘ve tried reading this three times ... I can‘t get into it. 3w
wanderinglynn @julesG I totally understand that. 💜 But then again, sometimes you get something completely different out of a book when you reread it. 3w
wanderinglynn @Peddler410 Nothing is wrong with you! 💜 No two people ever read the same book. And that, my friend, is the awesomeness of reading. There‘s plenty of books I couldn‘t even finish that other people loved. But that‘s why there‘s a million different books. Wouldn‘t the world suck if there was only one book? For this particular book, if you look on GR, the reviews are mixed. I saw plenty of reviews that say they couldn‘t get into it. 3w
julesG That's what I told my daughter, but she is stubborn. Wonder where she got that from. 😏 3w
wanderinglynn @julesG 😂😂😂 3w
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#HelloThursday
1. Onomatopoeia
2. Yes
3. Cattywampus
4. Frood (a really amazingly together guy)
5. 👋🏻 newest followers: @Stormborn1992 @mandarchy @ljuliel @MusicallyMorgan @laurar311 @Powered_By_Plants

For new Littens: take a screenshot of the image, then create your own post with the #HelloThursday hashtag & don‘t forget to tag me so I can read your answers! 😀

Crazeedi My gram used number 3 all the time!!😉 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi I love using that word! 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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#wonderouswednesday
1. I was listening to The Cure Radio on Spotify & the last song before I got to work was In Between Days by The Cure 🖤 #punk
2. Read without interruption! 😂
3. If I had to choose, a great car because I love road trips!
4. Happy Hump Day! 🐪 Who hasn‘t played?

rretzler One of my favorite songs from one of my all-time favorite groups! 3w
rretzler Love the playlist! I think I have the majority of the songs on it on my main playlist! 3w
wanderinglynn @rretzler 👍🏻👍🏻 It is a great playlist. 3w
Eggs 💗”read without interruption” 💗 3w
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Spot, the Cat | Henry Cole
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Thanks @DebbieGrillo for the tag!

These are my #Top6Reads so far for 2019, although 3 of them are rereads (but first time on audio).

So now I‘m tagging 6 people. Show me your favorites so far (apologies if you‘ve already been tagged): @Mitch @Ddzmini @Laughterhp @BookwormAHN @phatsallylee @Klou

Cinfhen How sweet.... 3w
AmyK1 I just bought A Man Called Ove 👍🏼 3w
wanderinglynn @Cinfhen I read that one for @TheReadingMermaid ‘s May scavenger hunt because I have the same birthday as Michael Bond. ☺️ 3w
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wanderinglynn @AmyK1 I hope you enjoy it. It‘s one of my faves. ☺️ 3w
Laughterhp I have the Graveyard Book on my to listen to list on Hoopla! 3w
Ddzmini I‘ve read ... really great 👍🏼 📖😋👉🏼 (edited) 3w
wanderinglynn @Laughterhp I love listening to Neil Gaiman read his books. 👍🏻 3w
wanderinglynn @Ddzmini 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
4thhouseontheleft You have some good ones on your list! (Except I disagree with you on Furiously Happy 🤭😊) 3w
wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft I get that. Not everyone cares for The Bloggess. 3w
Deifio Paddington! So cute! My daughter loved to listen to the first book. And the one with the garden, too. 3w
Klou Thank you for tagging me. I've not actually read six books yet this year (I'm a slow reader), so I can't pick that many. I will say, however, that my favourite read of the year so far is a Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. It was a really big book and it took me a LONG TIME to read. It's also one of the reasons I've not read many books yet this year 😂 3w
wanderinglynn @Klou any GRR Martin book counts at least as 3 regular books! 😂 3w
wanderinglynn @Deifio Yes, I love Paddington ❤️ 3w
Klou @wanderinglynn well then, there's one half of my Top 6!! 😂 3w
erzascarletbookgasm The Graveyard Book will always have a place in my heart. 💜 3w
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Neverwhere | Neıl Gaıman
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It‘s been a Neil Gaiman kind of day. Finished Neverwhere audiobook—I could listen to Gaiman read anything.

Then I also finally got around to reading 4 of Gaiman‘s children‘s books. Chu‘s Day is my fave out of the 4.

KathyWheeler My granddaughter loves the beach, so I got her Chu‘s Day at the Beach as her first Gaiman book. 😊 3w
Avidreader25 I really like Blueberry Girl too. 😊 3w
OnlyYoo Have you listened to his Norse myths? It‘s SO GOOD! 3w
wanderinglynn @OnlyYoo I read it, but I‘m still in the queue for the audiobook. 3w
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My finished rainbow elephant & got my 1 hour of art for #BFCr2. The tagged book is very helpful for using watercolors.

If you‘re interested in my review of the Rainbow Elephant watercolor kit, check out my blog post: http://wanderinglynn.com/2019/06/30/where-i-try-a-watercolor-kit-part-2/

daena Beautiful! 3w
LoverofLit This is gorgeous! 🐘😍 3w
pilardib 😍😍😍 3w
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readordierachel So pretty! 3w
LibrarianJen Very nice! 3w
Meaw_catlady So cool! Love it! 3w
IndoorDame Lovely!💜🐘 3w
Lova I love it! 3w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 3w
twohectobooks This is beautiful! 3w
guinsgirlreads 🤩😍😍😍 3w
ChasingOm Wow, that‘s lovely! 3w
brit91 This is so beautiful!!!😍😍😍😍😍 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! 😍 3w
Eggs Awesome 👏🏻🤗🎊💗 3w
sudi Gorgeous 😍 3w
wanderinglynn Thank you @sudi ☺️ 3w
Crazeedi Beautiful! 3w
Megabooks Beautiful, beautiful! I love it!! 3w
Moony Wonderful! The everyday watercolor book I also love! It's wonderful for beginners. 3w
wanderinglynn @Moony Thank you. And yes, that is a wonderful book. It‘s one that I recommend in my blog post. ☺️👍🏻 3w
dariazeoli So pretty! 3w
4thhouseontheleft That looks beautiful! Is this specific kit still available to purchase? 3w
mabell How lovely! 😍 3w
bewareofwords Beautiful! 😍 3w
wanderinglynn Thank you @bewareofwords ☺️ 3w
julesG 😍😍😍😍 3w
wanderinglynn Thanks @julesG ☺️ 3w
TheWordJar How beautiful! I love that you have a goal of an hour of art! 🎨👩‍🎨 3w
wanderinglynn @TheWordJar thanks ☺️ Art is very therapeutic for me, but I don‘t always make it a priority. So BFC is helping me do just that! 💜 3w
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