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Joined March 2018

Reads, sings, & loves her dog Milo. booksnpeaches on GR, markon on LT
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Mine have to to with water - rinsing my nose with salt water, & drinking more water during the day.

#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻 3mo
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Finished the tagged book. A space adventure turns deadly.

Also made it to water pilates this morning and did laundry.

@Andrew65 #Readathon #MarchMadness #BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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#MarvelousMarch #Readathon Wanted to go to Gibbs Gardens to see the daffodils, but it was too cold! So I shopped for groceries and finished the tagged book and made taco soup.

And made it to the gym for yoga this morning! @wanderinglynn #bfc2022

@Andrew65

wanderinglynn Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘ve gotten back into my own yoga practice. It feels so good. 🧘🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Andrew65 Sounds a good day, even if not the day you planned. 4mo
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This will be a self-care month. I'm with my Dad who's is dying. Some things I'll do

Gym once a week
Talk with friends about Dad
Pet Milo every day & look in his eyes.
Spend some time outside every day

#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 💚 Sounds like a good month to focus on self-care. I feel your pain & my heart is with you during this difficult time. 💚 4mo
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Generations: A Memoir | Lucille Clifton
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rwmg It's probably a misunderstanding and she's looking for post-Xmas discounts 4mo
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And here we are in front of Susan's photo.

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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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Attended this event Sunday with some friends.

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Fairest: A Memoir | Meredith Talusan
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I'm not in step for #foodandlit2022, but I finally finished Fairest:a memoir for the Philippines. (Was that December?) Not gonna finish the other two in time for January & February, but maybe I'll skip March & catch up.

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Fairest: A Memoir | Meredith Talusan
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Intriguing connections between two books I recently finished, Fairest: a memoir by Meredith Talusan and Passing by Nella Larsen.

Fairest is about a Filipino boy who grows up to be a woman, an anak araw who can pass for white in the US.

Passing is the classic novella by Nella Larsen, made into a movie in 2021.

Here is a YouTube video about passing, the & now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4M5SiX5gDI

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Son of the Storm | Suyi Davies Okungbowa
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Intriguing new fantasy in the midst of some meatier reading.

#20in4 readathon, #weekendreading

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February goals:
1. Read a chapter in the tagged book.
2. Attend a water pilates or yoga class.

#BFC2022, @wanderinglynn

Grateful this is a life happens challenge

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 Water Pilates sounds like a great class. 4mo
Sapphire Yes, I want to know more about water pilates 4mo
bnp @Sapphire Yes, doing pilates in the water. I like it cause it's slow and meditative. Hardest thing for me is planking out and then stand up without bending. We use noodles & barbells for some of the moves. Here is a YouTube video I found. https://www.google.com/search?q=water+pilates&oq=water+pilates&aqs=chrome..69i57... 4mo
Sapphire Thanks! That is interesting. I had only ever done Pilates on a reformer. 4mo
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I know I'm late, but wanted to post this from a book I started.

Of everything that disappeared, Kinder Eggs are what I missed most. When the walls closed in on Gaza and adult conversations became hotter and sadder, I measured the severity of our siege by the dwindling number of those chocolate eggs, wrapped in thin colorful foil, with splendid surprises incubating inside the eggs on store shelves.

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Finished My friend Annie (reread), reading the tagged book & Bastard of Istanbul.

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My Friend Annie | Jane Duncan
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I'm empathetic.

#BFC2022, @wanderinglyn

wanderinglynn Love it! 🙌🏻💜 5mo
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Fifth Season | N K Jemisin
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1. The ones I use the most are librarything.com and tor.com.

2. Intentions more than goals - reading more in translation. (#foodandlit2022 & an Asian reading challenge on LT)

3. The broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin, starting with The fifth season.

@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Great responses ~ thanks for playing 👍🏼📚👏🏻 5mo
Sapphire 1. Modern Mrs. Darcy has beeen good for me lately 2. 50 books this year, #foodandlit2022 and try to read mostly books I already own. 3. Hamnet 5mo
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I'll be joining in this weekend, as it's a long weekend for me.

Goals? Cook & declutter & read. Food and clean organized spaces promote joy.

#JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 5mo
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Intriguing ideas, not sure there is enough documentation behind them to convince the logical brain without more research, but I'll finish and pick at least one area to look at.

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I made a shortcut version of Hawawashi yesterday. Once my sinus infection goes away, I hope I'll be able to tell what it tastes like. https://www.egyptianepicurean.com/all/mains/hawawshi

#foodandlit2022 #Egypt

Sapphire Feel better soon! 6mo
Sapphire I had tentatively lined up an Eid celebratory sugar cookie recipe for my Egypt cook along, pending something mentioned in the Yacoubian Building. However that Hawawashi recipe that was shared looks so good, that is now on the lineup too! 6mo
bnp Hope you like the Hawawashi @Sapphire. 6mo
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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Now? Let's review. You are Essun, the sole surviving orogene in all the world who has opened the obelisk gate.

#FirstLineFridays

behudd So, so good. Love this series! 6mo
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My gentle goal for January is to use the #foodandlit2022 challenge to find 1-2 recipes from Egypt to try.

Lynn, I like how you've framed fitness this year.

#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 6mo
Texreader Great!! 6mo
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Excited for this challenge again this year. Requested 2 recipe books from the library to peruse.

#foodandlit2022, @Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks

Texreader Great idea! 6mo
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Reposting this.

Caroline2 ❤️ 6mo
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Planning to participate as able this year. First up: Aunt Safiyaa and the monastery by Bahaa' Taher.
https://books.google.com/books/about/Aunt_Safiyya_and_the_Monastery.html?id=RcQO...

#foodandlit2022, @Butterfinger, @Texreader, @Catsandbooks

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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The tagged book was even better the 2nd time through with a group discussing.

Looking forward to the light coming back, and a new-to-me car.

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Fairest: A Memoir | Meredith Talusan
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From the prologue - interesting how identity is shaped, in part, by our expectations & what we can imagine

What is gained? What is lost?

#foodandlit, @Texreader , @Butterfinger, #Philippines

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Arctic Dreams | Barry Lopez
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1. The invisible guardian (Dolores Redondo), Obelisk gate (N.K. Jemisin) & Fairest (Meredith Talusan)

2. Um, not much into the movies, but how about some music? Come darkness, come light (Mary Chapin Carpenter), What a wonderful Christmas (Louis Armstrong & friends), To drive the cold winter away (Loreena McKennitt)

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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1. Yes
2. Colorful or intriguing art.
3 The chaos continues!

@eggs, #wondtouswednesday

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1. Safe travel for everyone coming to our family gathering .

2. Not really

@TheSpineView

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Fairest: A Memoir | Meredith Talusan
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Check out this info graphic for some reads set in various countries around the world.

https://geediting.com/most-iconic-book-set-in-every-country/

#foodandlit, @texreader, @butterfinger, #Phillipines

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The Hands of the Emperor | Victoria Goddard
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#Top21in21
Thanks for the tag @Liz_M

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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1. Tagged book + Dawn (Octavia Butler) + The invisible guardian (Dolores Redondo)
2. Live music! & dinner with friends. (Cook casserole this am for dinner.)
3. Tagged book

#weekendreads, @rachelsbrittain

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Tail of the Blue Bird | Nii Ayikwei Parkes
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This week I finished Tail of the blue bird by Nii Ayukwei Parkes (Ghana) and Machine by Elizabeth Bear (the Synarche.) I've also read the 2nd section if The fifth season by N. K. Jamison (the Stllness.)

#DashingDecemberReadathon, @Andrew65

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 6mo
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Sometimes first lines are not enough to hear the rhythm of the words. Which of the following do you want to read?

The birds have never stopped singing. If you look you will see that whatever happens the birds will sing their song. In my grandfather's time the first was thick thick and higher; we didn't have to go far to kill a hog. Ah, their spoor began at the edge of the village, and the taste of boar meat was like water to us, we ate so much.

bnp Or: 6mo
bnp Let's start with the end of the world, why don't we? First, a personal ending. There is a thing she will think over and over in the days to come, as she imagines how her son died and tries to make sense of something innately senseless. She will cover Uche's broken little body with a blanket - except his face, because he is afraid of the dark - and she will sit beside it numb, and she will pay no attention to the world that is ending outside . . . 6mo
behudd The second choice is one of my very favorite books, so I‘d go with that one ;) 6mo
bnp @behudd It's going to be one of my best reads this year, and I have the other two for next year. 6mo
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Machine (White Space, #2) | Elizabeth Bear
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Continuing to listen to Machine by Elizabeth Bear. Random reading that catches my eye or ear

#dashingdecemberreadathon, @Andrew65

Andrew65 Have a great reading day. 7mo
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You are invited to my home on May 14th, the year of the Hummingbird. (from the first section, Invitation to witness a death)

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Activity: A holiday concert

Book: You better not cry by Augusten Burroughs

I'm grateful for a working cell phone.

@Eggs

Eggs I concur with # 3 💗💗 7mo
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Bless Me, Ultima | Rudolfo A. Anaya
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I've read and enjoyed the tagged book. Anyone have suggestions for more? #foodandlit

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Thanks for the reminder @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻🧡 8mo
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The Theory of Flight | Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

Look forward to #ReadingAfrica2022. While I don't anticipate a book for every country, I usually read a few.

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Reset my goals late in the month if March & headed back to the gym after 2nd COVID vaccine.

1. Minimum of 4 books/month. (Read 7 in March)
2. 2 gym visits each week. (Yoga & water aerobics) Successful last two weeks of March.
3. Count daily steps towards World walk in Selcuk & spend 2 hours outside in yard/garden/week. (How to track?)

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Trying a new app, world walking. Because I want to start with something small and doable, I'm going to Turkey, Selcuk in particular.

Thanks to @Butterfinger and @rockpools fir letting me know about the app.

#BFC21 #foodandlit

rockpools Oh good - I hope you enjoy it! I started with a slightly longer one (Galicia), but I think I‘m going to pause this and try out a few shorter walks through April. 1y
Butterfinger Tell me how you like it after you use it for a few weeks. I'm still learning my way. 1y
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Indelicacy | Amina Cain
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A lovely quiet read.

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Winged Histories | Sofia Samatar
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First day of water aerobics; my entire body is sore in a good way.

With some sun this azalea will pop!

BFC21

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1y
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Rainy day in Georgia, the hellebores (Lenten Roses) are doing well.

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#BCF21, @wanderinglynn

First day back at the gym (for yoga) on Tuesday. Glad to be back in class.

Changing my goals to 1-2 classes/week at the gym & 1-2 hours in the yard (office weeks); more when I'm at home.

(Photo from pixabay)

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Yoga is great 👍🏻 1y
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Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, or lunar pareidolia like the Man in the Moon or the Moon Rabbit. (Definition from Wikipedia, word found in "Blue Lotus" by Madeline Ashby. https://go.xprize.org/oceanstories/blue-lotus/

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The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction | utiuts, Sabda Armandio, Hanna Fransisca, Cyntha Hariadi, Afrizal Malna, Dewi Kharisma Michellia, Ratri Ninditya, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Ben Sohib, Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie
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I like longer works best, unless the stories are really good. However I have two short story collections on the go: The book of Jakarta for a March online group & The complete stories by Clarice Lispector, year-plus read.

I don't participate in book clubs, however do the occasional group read or buddy read online.

P.S. How do I link books in this text?

#Two4Tuesday, @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1y
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For anyone who is interested, check out https://www.feastafrique.com/2021-reading-challenge/introduction/blog-post-title... (Challenge is being run on storygraph.)

#foodandlit

Butterfinger Oh my. I'm glad I found this post. I will tag everyone tomorrow morning. I left my list at school. 1y
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This looks amazing! And ties in with my reading about the history of West Africa this quarter. Videos, books, cookbooks,recipes . . .

https://www.feastafrique.com/

#foodandlit, @Texreader @Butterfinger

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Today was gorgeous outside! Basked in the sun & talked with family on Zoom.

Hit my book goals easily and almost made my walking goal of 15 days. Up from last month, and at 14 that's half the days of February.

March: walking 16-20 days and two gym visits as I've now been vaccinated for Covid.

Book goals: minimum of 4, including finishing Indelicacy by Amina Cain. Keep reading A fistful of shells by Toby Green

#BCF21, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! Fantastic month 🎉 And great goals for March! 🙌🏻 1y
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