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Joined June 2016

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Humility by Andrew Murray
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Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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August totals! 12 books in all. First 6 listed were audiobooks. One of my favorites from this month was Aurora Rising, though another shoutout goes to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe for getting me through labor with my son. 😂

#august #augustwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlytotals

Eggbeater I loved Daring Greatly! 2mo
bewareofwords @Eggbeater It‘s amazing! I love everything by Brené Brown. ?? 2mo
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What to Expect the First Year | Sharon Mazel, Arlene Eisenberg
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Our beautiful baby boy is born! Alexander was born August 14th at 9 lbs 5 ozs and 20 inches long. We‘ve officially survived the first week, and he‘s growing so big and healthy.

Because baby boy was born this month, I‘ve spent a lot less time on Litsy. I‘m hoping to get into a rhythm that allows me to come back soon, but for now I will keep reading on my own whenever I can!

#notbookrelated #baby

ShelfRighteous Congratulations! He's so cute❤ 2mo
TheSpineView Adorable! Congrats! 💜 2mo
Mynameisacolour Awww! Congratulations, he's precious!! 2mo
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marleed So beautiful! Congratulations! 2mo
Dawnrod1970 So cute! Congrats! 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Congrats! 2mo
KathyWheeler Congratulations! 2mo
TrishB Congrats and enjoy ❤️ 2mo
MelissaSue81 Oh my goodness. He is precious and adorable! Congratulations.
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Meaw_catlady Adorable! Congratulations! 2mo
mrp27 Beautiful! Congratulations!! 2mo
Johanna414 He is perfection! Congratulations 🎉🎊 2mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations! What a beautiful boy. 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉❤️🥳 He‘s adorable! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations!!🍼💙 2mo
xicanti Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Alexander! 2mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊💙🎉 2mo
DaveGreen7777 What happy news! Congratulations to you and your family, Courtney! 😊🎉 2mo
megzlynn Precious! 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations! 💕💕 2mo
TorieStorieS Congrats!! What a cutie!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Lizpixie Congratulations!💙💙💙💙 2mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🍼👶🎊🎉📚📖 2mo
Jerdencon Congrats!!! He‘s beautiful! 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
JacqMac Congratulations! He‘s beautiful. 💕 2mo
cobwebmoth Congratulations! He's precious! 2mo
brit91 Congratulations hes beautiful!!😍❤💙💚💜🧡💛 2mo
audraelizabeth Aww and congrats 2mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 2mo
Erofan OMG! He is so beautiful! Congratulations 🎉♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
SarahHarts_books Yay!!🎉💙👶 Congratulations!! Such a handsome little man!! 😍😍😍 I'm SO happy for you!!💖💖 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow Congratulations!! He's beautiful!! 2mo
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WEEK 6 Fitness Challenge Check-In

We made it to the final week! I‘ve benefitted from this challenge so much. I‘ve been motivated to exercise consistently, successfully finish my 5K, and do breathing exercises every day (see the June/July calendars!). I‘ve improved my prayers a lot too, even if I forgot a morning prayer or two. Thank you all for your amazing support!!

3x 30 min walk: ✅
2x other: ✅
Meditation: ✅
Prayers: ❌ (12/14)
Books: 8/8

BarbaraJean Great job!!👏🏼🥳🎉 3mo
Dragonfairykats Woohoo!!!!! 💃💥🤸‍♀️ 3mo
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Chili Awesome job!! 👏👍 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 And a fabulous Round 2! 3mo
Cheshirecat913 You did amazingly!! 3mo
SarahHarts_books Wow!! Way to go girl!!🎉 Each week you amaze me!! 🎉😊 2mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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July, July: A Novel | Tim O'Brien
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My July totals! 👏🏽🍍#monthlytotals #monthlystats #julystats

I got two (almost three) bingos in #bookishbingo this month.

Books: 15
Physical/ebook: 6
Audio: 9
Pages: 1,856
Audio: 197 hrs 4 mins

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How Will You Measure Your Life? | Clayton Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon
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📖 Read this one yesterday and it was AMAZING.👌🏽
🧒🏽 Once in a while, someone in school would call me Court (but that was pretty rare).
🍤 I almost never get appetizers, but I do really like grilled shrimp. I also love bread and chips!
🧹 Audiocleaning today and tomorrow, and family over for dinner on Sunday.
🗣 Two—English and Spanish

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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Preferences | Christoph Fehige, Ulla Wessels
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I‘m not part of #bbrc (sorry...) but this looked fun, so I did it anyways. 😊

I don‘t like Coke or Pepsi (or most soda, actually).
I like both waffle fries (from Chick-fil-A) and tater tots!

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LibrarianRyan Yeah. Thanks for joining. 3mo
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🎵 This is such a hard question... I‘ll say The Prince of Egypt, since (believe it or not) that was one of my favorite movies as a kid. 😂
📱 49.
🎨 I used to have a color-by-number app called Happy Color that I ended up deleting. I spent way too much time on it. 😂
🧘🏽‍♀️ The Calm app (for mental health) has helped me a lot!
❤️ Newest followers @TamTracy @kaysworld1 @Socal1

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Lauram I‘ve found Happy Color to be great for my anxiety! 3mo
Eggs Calm app sounds so good 3mo
bewareofwords @Lauram That‘s a great point! It‘s very rhythmic and satisfying to add in the colors. 👏🏽 3mo
bewareofwords @Eggs It‘s amazing! It has meditations and help for falling asleep and a bunch of other things. 3mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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DAY 3 of #24b4Monday and DAY 7 of #thereadingrush

Here are my reading totals! I‘m proud of what I accomplished, even if it isn‘t what I was hoping for at the beginning of the weekend. These challenges have helped me prepare to finish July off strong!

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

TheReadingMermaid Girl that is so awesome!!! You made great time. I think next month you'll go for the full 24!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
jb72 Great job 🎉🎊 3mo
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DAY 2 of #24b4Monday and DAY 6 of #thereadingrush

Well, life happens, and today ended up being a terrible reading day. 😂 I only got through about 200 pages in 4 hours, though that time was spent finishing the Deathly Hallows. I‘m really happy to have finished one book, even if I made no progress on the other. I know I won‘t hit 24 hours, but I‘m hoping to get 20 hours and finish another book tomorrow!

nelehelen 18 hours is amazing! 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Girl you're going to hit 24 I just know it!!! 3mo
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So the adventure has come to an end. Today I finished the series for the seventh time, and I loved it as much as any other time that I‘ve read it. There is an undeniable magic that surrounds these books, and I‘m so glad to have been a part of them again. #hpreread

#bookishbingo: Published in July
#bfcr2: 8/8
@wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Cheshirecat913 @Buchbeeg @bookandcat @Chili @Marmie7 @Dragonfairykats

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Book goal crushed! 🎉 3mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 3mo
Cheshirecat913 Way to finish your book goal and of course all the love for HP. 3mo
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WEEK 5 Fitness Check-In

It was a great week! I finished the 5K just like I had hoped. I fell behind in other exercise again, but I was proud of what I accomplished this week anyways. I also missed a prayer or two, but I‘ve made a lot of progress this week.

5K: ✅
Other: ❌
Meditation: ✅
Prayers: ❌
Books: 7/8

jillannjohn Great job! 3mo
Dragonfairykats Yay!!!! 💃🤸‍♀️💥 Awesome job! 3mo
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SarahHarts_books Way to go girlfriend!! So proud of you!! 😊🎉😊🎉😊 3mo
Clwojick Way to go, girl!!! 💛 3mo
wanderinglynn w00t! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 🎉 3mo
Megabooks Awesome job!! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Cheshirecat913 Awesome accomplishment and way to go! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Woooo hooo! Way to go! ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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DAY 1 of #24b4Monday and DAY 5 of #thereadingrush

It was a successful day of reading! 711 pages in almost 14 hours. I‘m definitely going to finish the Deathly Hallows tomorrow, and I‘m really hoping to finish What to Expect too. It‘ll be a challenge to finish them both tomorrow, but these readathons are keeping me motivated! 💪🏽

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Wow! 🙌🙌🙌 Simply Brilliant! 👏👏👏 3mo
jb72 Wow that is awesome! 3mo
bewareofwords @Andrew65 @jb72 Thank you so much! 🥰 3mo
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📖 I‘ve recommended the tagged book a few times in the past months.
🎟 Aladdin.
🍉 Summer fruit is the best!
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Only three cousins. (Somehow I have more siblings than I do cousins. 😂)
❤️ ❤️❤️❤️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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I kicked off #24b4Monday just after midnight (thank you, insomnia...), so I just finished my first book of the weekend! The end of this book is always heart-breaking, but I‘m feeling ready to take on the last book and finish the series soon.

Time so far: 19 mins

#bookishbingo: Gold lettering on cover
#bfcr2: 7/8

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DAY 4 of #thereadingrush

I‘m happy with the progress I‘ve made so far! I‘m very close to finishing the Half-Blood Prince, and I was able to get through some of What to Expect today too. I‘m excited to see how the weekend goes!

jessinikkip Wow, great job!! I fell off on my reading. The past couple days of work have been ROUGH and I was excited for the badges to keep me motivated, but without those I havent really been motivated to read as hard as I was. 3mo
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Tomorrow starts the #24b4Monday readathon! I‘m excited to finish up #thereadingrush and hopefully all the books I wanted to get done. These are the four books I‘m hoping to read. Goal is the full 24 hours.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Linsy Ooh, I might need to join! I‘m on a big Gaiman kick. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid @Linsy we would be happy to have you join us sweetheart 🤗 3mo
TheReadingMermaid @bewareofwords so glad to have you with us darlin! Seems like almost everybody's going for the full 24 this time around. We are really going to kick some butt this month!!! 😁 3mo
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TCLinrow Oh! I might just have to join in for this one 😏 I'm off work tomorrow and Saturday with my shifts this week as well 😁 I'm to get some books finished! 3mo
Andrew65 @TCLinrow It would be great to have you with us. 😊👍 3mo
Andrew65 @Linsy Would be great to have you play along. 😊👍 3mo
bewareofwords @Linsy @TCLinrow Yes, you should join! It‘s a great way to get some books done. 👏🏽 3mo
bewareofwords @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Thank you! I‘m excited to try for that 24 hours with everyone else, and finish up the Reading Rush. 🤗 (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon. Like you I am combining this with the last three days of #TheReadingRush Readathon. 😊👍 3mo
jb72 So glad to have you aboard! 3mo
bewareofwords @jb72 Thank you! 3mo
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I did it! I completed my 5K today! It was a fantastic race, and I got just the time I was hoping for. (My husband did great too, so it was a success all around.) 38 weeks pregnant today, and I know I have benefitted so much from my training and exercise the past few weeks and months.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #justbookit @wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Cheshirecat913 @bookandcat @Buchbeeg @Dragonfairykats @Chili @Marmie7

nelehelen Great job!!!! 3mo
jillannjohn Awesome! 👏😎 3mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 3mo
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julesG Amazing achievement! 👏👏👏👏 3mo
Marmie7 You are inspirarional! 👏🎉 3mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Libby1 Well done! 3mo
SW-T Congratulations! Great achievement! 😊🎉 3mo
Crazeedi Congrats mama to be!! What a great achievement!!👏❤ 3mo
Cheshirecat913 Congratulations!! That is a amazing and I am glad it was a good race for you and your husband. 3mo
LauraBeth Congratulations!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🙌🏻 3mo
TheSpineView That's Awesome! 3mo
LauraJ You are amazing! 3mo
marleed Wow - a 5k at 38 weeks is incredible! 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 That‘s amazing! 3mo
Dragonfairykats YAY!!!!!!!! 3mo
Chili You‘re amazing!! You rock!! 3mo
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DAY 3 of #thereadingrush

I‘ve managed to finish a book a day so far this week! Today was Daisy Jones and the Six. I also made progress in Half-Blood Prince. Total pages was 468.

The Reading Rush website finally started working for me, for the most part, so hopefully that doesn‘t change tomorrow!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book really was amazing. I loved the interview format, and the characters were so intense and interesting. I was sucked in from the very beginning, and by the last page, I felt like it had fulfilled the story completely.

#bookishbingo: Title starts with J (Jones)

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DAY 2 of #thereadingrush

I finished OOTP today and started the Half-Blood Prince. Total of 378 pages. Website still isn‘t working for me, but I‘m keeping track of my progress on my own!

jessinikkip The site works for me now, I wish they were able to bring back badges. It was what made me want to commit originally 3mo
sprainedbrain Today is the first day the site has worked correctly for me and had the badges. You‘re making great progress! 3mo
bewareofwords @jessinikkip @sprainedbrain Yay! I‘m glad the website is working for you for the most part. And thank you. 🥰 3mo
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Still making my way through this amazing series! I feel like I‘m getting near the end, since this fifth book is the longest of the series. I continue to love this wonderful reread.

#bookishbingo: Character seeks independence
#bfcr2: 6/8

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This book was between a so-so and a pick for me. That‘s an unpopular opinion, but the first half of the book was very difficult for me. I wanted to be charmed by her quirkiness and social awkwardness, but I thought she was just annoying. I did get sucked into the second half, though, and I came to appreciate her character and story, so in the end it was a worthwhile read.

KathyWheeler I was annoyed by her at first. The only reason I persevered with the book was I knew so many people who loved it. I ended up loving it because of that second half. 3mo
TheDaysGoBy I‘m reading this for the first time right now, and I‘m definitely waiting for things to pick up a bit. Interested to see how I end up liking it 3mo
Mishu94 I really liked this book! The only part that really annoyed me was her infatuation with that singer! 🤦‍♂️ 3mo
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bewareofwords @KathyWheeler @TheDaysGoBy Yeah, I definitely liked the second half better! 3mo
bewareofwords @Mishu94 That drove me crazy too, haha. But it ends up working out and being so important to her progress that I ended up not minding! 3mo
Mishu94 @bewareofwords yess! In the end I felt the same way but in the start it was just so annoying! 😂 3mo
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DAY 1 of #thereadingrush

It was a great start. I finished Eleanor Oliphant (186 pages today) and I made progress on OOTP (audiobook and I haven‘t figured out page numbers yet). Total of 8.5 hours.

The Reading Rush website hasn‘t been working for me (anyone else having issues with “maintenance”?) but I have loved reading for the challenge anyways!

jessinikkip I've been having problems claiming badges, everything else seems to work 3mo
Lauram I‘ve been locked out until later this afternoon. The website message says I‘ve too many incorrect attempts to sign in (I haven‘t). 😕 (edited) 3mo
bewareofwords @jessinikkip @Lauram I‘m glad that it‘s still mostly working for you! Well, hopefully it will start working for me soon. :) 3mo
LogiKitty It never even sent me an email saying I was signed up! 3mo
bewareofwords @LogiKitty Oh no! 😱👎🏽 3mo
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WEEK 4 Fitness Check-In

This week was much better because I got my exercise back on track! I got in a few extra walks (thank you, Wizards Unite 😂) and have continued my 5K training. 5K is next Wednesday!

5K: ✅
Other: ✅
Meditation: ✅
Prayers: ❌
Books: 5/8

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc #justbookit @wanderinglynn @Marmie7 @Dragonfairykats @jillannjohn @Buchbeeg @Chili @bookandcat @Cheshirecat913

Chili You are amazing!! Training for a 5k while pregnant, that is awesome! I couldn‘t do it. 💜👏👍😍 3mo
Bookwormjillk Good luck at the 5k! 3mo
Dragonfairykats You're doing great!!! 💥🤸‍♀️💃🌠 3mo
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Cheshirecat913 Awesome week!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 3mo
bookandcat You're absolutely amazing! 3mo
Marmie7 You're doing awesome! WTG with the 5k training!👏 3mo
jillannjohn Awesome job! 👏 3mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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⭐️ Tagged the first one that came to mind
🧡 Crunchy
🌅 Sunset (I‘m not a morning person...)
💵 Probably buy something boringly adultish, like a down payment on a new car or a ton of baby things that we‘ll need at some point in the future.
🏫 I think fourth and fifth grade. My teacher had animals in our class!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I signed up for this readathon because why not? It looks like fun, and I hope it motivates me to finish my booklist this month!

If you‘re participating too, please feel free to friend me: https://thereadingrush.com/members/bewareofwords/

MelissaSue81 I signed up and friended you but i'm finding it all a little confusing!
3mo
bewareofwords @MelissaSue81 Oh no! I‘ve never participated before, so I might not be any help, but what are you confused about? 3mo
Lauram Done! 3mo
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sprainedbrain Hooray! 3mo
jessinikkip Signed up and friended. I'll have to do more on my profile and stuff when I get home 3mo
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I finished the fourth book today! I always felt like this was the turning point in the series—after this book, the tone is much more serious and dark. I noticed that change a lot in this reread of the book, and I‘m looking forward to the rest of the series.

#bfcr2: 5/8
#bookishbingo: On my shelf for a year

Susanita Yep. This is when @#$% gets real. 3mo
bewareofwords @Susanita Absolutely! 3mo
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Finally remembered to take my post-workout #nomakeup #nofilter #selfie! I hope everyone is doing well with their fitness goals so far this week. 💪🏽

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #photochallenge @wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Chili @bookandcat @Marmie7 @Cheshirecat913 @Buchbeeg @Dragonfairykats

IvoryLunatic I'm finally getting back into the gym for the first time tonight. 3mo
Meaw_catlady Beautiful! Lovely eyebrows! And smile! 😊 3mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ Great smile & I love the freckles! Thank you for sharing. 3mo
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Chili Gorgeous!💜 3mo
Cheshirecat913 You look amazing! Gtlreat job getting in your workout! 3mo
cobwebmoth So pretty! 3mo
jillannjohn Beautiful! 3mo
brit91 Beautiful!! 3mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
LapReader What a happy face. 3mo
sprainedbrain Lovely! 3mo
Megabooks Gorgeous!! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 OMG, you are absolutely gorgeous! 😍 3mo
Dragonfairykats Beautiful! 💖💜💗 3mo
sudi You look beautiful💜, and your eyebrows are goals 🙌 3mo
bewareofwords @IvoryLunatic That‘s fantastic! I hope it went well. 👏🏽 3mo
bewareofwords @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! Haha I always forget how many freckles I get until summer comes around again. 😂 3mo
britt_brooke Stunning! 3mo
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The Chicago Manual of Style | University of Chicago. Press
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The only picture I found of around-9-year-old me. 😂

✍🏽 An author
📝 Editing
👍🏽 Absolutely!
💭 Your worth is not based on what you do. You are worth the world just because you are!
❤️ Will do!

#humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

Susanita ❤️ 3mo
DebbieGrillo Look at how cute you are! 3mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Finally finished this book tonight. I was so impressed with this book. The writing style is breathtaking, the story was intriguing, and Circe‘a transformation was inspiring. For whatever reason it felt long at times, but I really enjoyed it! An excellent read.

IvoryLunatic I could never make up my mind about whether I wanted to read this but if you say the writing is beautiful, then I will add it to my list now. I want to try to focus on more books that have beautiful writing - not just interesting subjects - so hopefully I will learn some better skills as well. 3mo
bewareofwords @IvoryLunatic I think that‘s a great goal! It makes a huge difference when a book is written beautifully. I really did love the author‘s voice, so I would recommend it for you! 3mo
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Tuesday | Edward Bond
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📸 I would like to more often, but I‘m not very good at it and I often read audiobooks or ebooks.
👍🏽 Yup! 🤷🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️

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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊😊😊 3mo
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My HP reread is moving along splendidly! This is a really fun book, and I loved being reintroduced to important characters like Remus and Sirius.

#bookishbingo: Character celebrates birthday (since it‘s Harry‘s best and worst birthday so far)
#bfcr2: 4/8

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WEEK 3 Fitness Check-In

I have the same results as last week, but I felt better about my progress this week! I‘ve been feeling very pregnant, which has made exercise really hard, so I‘ve been happy that my 5K training is going well.

3x 5K: ✅
2x other exercise: ❌
7x meditation: ✅
14x prayers: ❌
Books: 3/8

RachelO You‘re doing great! 3mo
Dragonfairykats Woohoo!!!! You got this!! 3mo
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wanderinglynn The fact that you‘re pregnant & training for a 5k is awesomely amazing! Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week 🎉 3mo
TheSpineView Doing a great job! 3mo
sudi 👏👏👏 3mo
Buchbeeg Fantastic! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
Cheshirecat913 You are doing good keeping up with the 5k training! 3mo
Chili Being pregnant and training for a 5k is awesome!! Way to go!! 3mo
SarahHarts_books You always impress me! I could never do what you do while pregnant!! Way to go girl!! 😍🎉 3mo
bewareofwords @SarahHarts_books You‘re so sweet, thank you!! 🥰 3mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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🛏 I‘m almost finished with the baby‘s nursery! I made lots of progress this week, which is satisfying.
✈️ I love going to new places and seeing different states/countries.
🍰 Can I pick both??? I have a huge sweet tooth, haha. If I had to pick one right now, then strawberry shortcake.
📖 It‘s always nice to have my husband home for a few days, and I‘m hoping to get some reading done.
👍🏽 Will do!

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Dragonfairykats Nursery pics? I love seeing other's creativity! 3mo
bewareofwords @Dragonfairykats Yes, I think I‘ll post some soon!! 🤗 3mo
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Continuing my HP reread with this wonderful book. I absolutely love this book in particular, and I had lots of fun following the Chamber of Secrets adventure!

#bookishbingo: Sequel

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Starting this one during lunch today!

Myhusbandhatesreading I LOVED this book. The audio version was great!! 3mo
OrangeMooseReads I‘m currently reading this one and close to finishing, its good 👍🏼😊 3mo
sudi Good choice, i loved this one 😊👍 3mo
bewareofwords @Myhusbandhatesreading @sudi Thank you! I‘m enjoying it so far. 👏🏽 3mo
bewareofwords @OrangeMooseReads Oh good! I haven‘t made it very far yet, but so far I‘m liking it too. :) 3mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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What a satisfying conclusion! I was so happy with the way this book ended. I loved seeing the ending unfold, and everyone got the ending that they deserved. Plus I loved seeing the way Meyer weaved in details of the original fairy tales!

#bookishbingo: Red, white, and blue cover

ReadingOverSleeping That cover is beautiful!! 3mo
royallyregan93 I‘m on Cress right now! 3mo
UwannaPublishme So happy to hear this. I‘ve only read Cinder, but can‘t wait to read on! 3mo
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AbigailDays I love this series! Cinder was so good that I was surprised when Cress could match it. Can't wait to get my hands on Winter! 3mo
bewareofwords @ReadingOverSleeping It is!! They do a great job with all the covers in this series. :) 3mo
bewareofwords @royallyregan93 @UwannaPublishme @AbigailDays Yay! This is a fantastic series, so I hope you enjoy it all! 3mo
LiljaPleasant I really liked the series, but winter wasn't as good as the other 3 books. 3mo
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Well, oops! This is the very first week of the #bookfitnesschallenge that I haven‘t checked in on time and I haven‘t hit all my goals. I missed a prayer or two and one workout, but I‘m determined to do better this week. Fortunately my 5K training and daily meditations are going great!

3x training: ✅
2x other workouts: ❌
7x meditation: ✅
14x prayers: ❌

jillannjohn You‘re doing great! 👏 3mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like a great week to me! 🙌🏻 Is good to strive for more, but celebrate what you did accomplish. 🎉 3mo
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Chili You‘re doing awesome! 3mo
Crazeedi You did well! 👏👏 3mo
Dragonfairykats Awesome job!!💥🤸‍♀️💃 3mo
Cheshirecat913 Great job with your 5k training 3mo
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I can‘t explain why, but at the beginning of this year, I decided that in July I would do a Harry Potter reread, this time with the audiobooks. I‘ve never listened to the audiobooks before, but I‘ve heard endless praise for them, and so far they have been delightful! I am already loving my time back in the world of Harry Potter.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc:2/8
#bookishbingo: “Chosen one” trope

Bookjunkie57 I did the same though I started last year. Recently finished the last book and I enjoyed every minute of Jim Dale bringing the series to life. 3mo
BethM Sooo good! 3mo
Hoopiefoot The audiobooks are soooo good! Enjoy! 3mo
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bewareofwords @Bookjunkie57 @BethM @Hoopiefoot Yes, I‘m loving the audiobooks so far! Thank you! :) 3mo
jillannjohn I love this idea! 3mo
Dragonfairykats Great idea, instead of just reading them for the 10th time! 3mo
wanderinglynn Jim Dale is an excellent narrator! 👍🏻 3mo
BooknerdsLife I love the audio books read by Stephen Fry!! He‘s amazing! 😍 3mo
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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Happy 4th of July! 💥

This was actually a great book to finish on this holiday. It struck me poignantly to be grateful for my freedoms and the life I choose to live. This is a beautiful but of course heartbreaking story about goodness and endurance during WWII.

#bookishbingo: Tattooed lead

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This was a very different, interesting book for me. There were a few things that bothered me about it, but I loved the superstition/beliefs that drove the plot. For the most part, I felt happy with where the characters ended up and with the end of the book.

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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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Absolutely loved it!! I‘m excited to start the last book in the series. 👏🏽

#bookishbingo: Set in space

GypsyKat Great series! After Winter don‘t forget to read ❤️ 4mo
bewareofwords @GypsyKat That‘s so good to know!! I‘ll have to check it out! 3mo
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Halfway There | Susan Mallery
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It‘s also halfway through the year! 😱 I‘ve been so happy with what I‘ve accomplished so far this year. I will be upping my goal to 100 books, since I‘ll be hitting 75 soon.

Some of my favorites from this year were Secret Life of Bees, Poisonwood Bible, and Sarah J. Maas‘s Throne of Glass and ACOTAR series. 🥰

MommyOfTwo Great job! I‘m at 65 of 150. I guess I‘m a little behind 🤭 4mo
xxjenadanxx I really need to read the Poisonwood Bible. I said I was going to this year, but I keep not doing it. 4mo
Jari-chan Great work! Keep it up 💪 4mo
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UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
bewareofwords @MommyOfTwo 65 sounds great to me! :) 4mo
bewareofwords @xxjenadanxx I really loved it! It took me a while to get to it too, but it‘s worth the read. 4mo
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June | Lori Copeland
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June wrap-up! I didn‘t get any bingos in #bookishbingo this month, but I had fun with it anyways.

TOTALS
Books: 11
Physical: 7
Audiobooks: 4
Pages: 2,550
Audio: 53 hr 8 mins

#junetotals #junewrapup #junestats

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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FINAL for #24b4Monday! I hit my 15 hours goal yesterday, and I finished two of the books I‘d wanted to finish. I made progress on the other two (audiobooks). I‘m so glad I got to finish a few more books before the end of the month!

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 A brilliant achievement, well done. 👏👏👏🙌😊👍 4mo
bewareofwords @Andrew65 Thank you so much! 🤗 4mo
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Day 2 of #24b4Monday! My total for today, and I also managed to finish this book.

This was an insightful book, and actually great prep for 4th of July this coming week. Definitely written from a right Christian view, but I enjoyed thinking about their arguments.
#bookishbingo: Published in June

@TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great total 🙌, well on track for getting to 20 hours. 😊 4mo
Crazeedi I have this on my tbr shelf 4mo
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bewareofwords @Crazeedi Yeah, I‘ve had it on my shelf for about a year and a half now... finally got around to reading it haha. I think it was interesting! 4mo
Crazeedi @bewareofwords my hubby read it, he kept reading sections out loud to me, so I know he liked it 4mo
bewareofwords @Crazeedi That‘s a good sign. :) I hope you enjoy it too! 4mo
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WEEK 1 Fitness Challenge

Me and baby boy at the gym this week. 💪🏽 It was a great first week, and my goals have pushed me to be better in achievable ways.

3x 5K training: ✅
2x other exercise: ✅
7x meditation: ✅
14x prayers: ✅

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Chili @bookandcat @Marmie7 @Cheshirecat913 @Buchbeeg @Dragonfairykats

jillannjohn Awesome! 💙 4mo
Chili Awesome!! You nailed it! 💜💜 4mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 And awesome photo! ❤️ 4mo
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Marmie7 Excellent job! 👏 4mo
bookandcat Fantastic job!!!! 4mo
Laughterhp Great job! 4mo
audraelizabeth Great job and Congratulations! 4mo
Dragonfairykats Woohoo!!!!! 🤗💃💥🤸‍♀️ 4mo
Bookwormjillk Great job & you look great! Way to go! 4mo
Cheshirecat913 Great job! Love the baby bump! 4mo
Felso Looking great!! 4mo
Daisey Fantastic! 4mo
Megabooks Great job!! 4mo
sudi Awesome 👏👏👏 4mo
SarahHarts_books Great job!! And you are rockin that baby bump!! 😍 4mo
audraelizabeth Your welcome. 4mo
Chili Awesome job!!😁 4mo
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DAY 1: Here‘s my total time for today. Working through tagged book and will hopefully finish it tomorrow!

#24b4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Fantastic. Well on track for 24 hours. 🙌 4mo
bewareofwords @Andrew65 Thank you!! (edited) 4mo
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My first book finished for #24b4Monday! The time is a combo of this book and my audiobook.

I thought this book was well-written in that it was easy to follow, thorough but organized, and detailed. But it also felt very, very long. I had a hard time getting through it, so maybe it just wasn‘t my thing. But if this is your cup of tea, it‘s very well done!
#bookishbingo: Historical figure

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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📚 Honestly still not over the Throne of Glass series (and of course Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart)
🌭 I actually don‘t eat any condiments (though mustard is particularly bad)
👨🏼‍⚕️ NEEDLES
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 4 younger brothers
💖 Will do!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

robinb Lots of testosterone floating around in your family! 😳🤣🤣👍 4mo
xxjenadanxx No condiments?! I would die! 4mo
bewareofwords @robinb Haha yes there was. But we had fun and made it work! 😂 4mo
bewareofwords @xxjenadanxx Yeah, some people think I‘m crazy—or that I‘m really healthy haha. I just genuinely don‘t like the taste! 🤷🏽‍♀️ 4mo
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