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cewilf

Joined May 2016

📍MA | humanities teacher, ravenclaw, & used book enthusiast || anoshe || thegreyhoundstationblog.wordpress.com
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Hello #bfc team - I‘m still here! Fell off the wagon a bit this past week and haven‘t had a chance to catch up on everyone‘s posts, I apologize, but I‘m going to try to get to them tomorrow! Overall I didn‘t have a great week, but I‘m trying to pick it back up again 💪 if anything, I‘m reading more frequently now, so that‘s a plus! #bfcr3 @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads

Megabooks Me too. Honestly, I‘m not holding the fitness part together really well. Hang in there, Cassandra! ❤️❤️ 2mo
cobwebmoth Sorry you had a rough week. Hang in there.❤ 2mo
Suelizbeth But you do have a beautiful reading companion. 😻 😻 2mo
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tjwill Good job with the reading! I hope you have an easier week! 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
KathyWheeler The reading is good. That‘s the only thing I accomplished today. 2mo
bromeliad Hey, it's all good! Remember that health is a journey, not a destination! We're here for you if you need anything. 🤗 Also your cat is GORGEOUS. 2mo
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This week has been up and down. Got a lot done organizing shelves in my class, bought some new titles, and found this awesome chair for $15! I also got diagnosed with shingles, probably from stress and never stopping to breathe🙈 so I am trying to slow down a bit while my body recovers. And school starts Monday! #bfcr3 @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads @wanderinglynn

hgrimes Your kitty is beautiful! Hope you get well soon. 💕 2mo
cobwebmoth I hope the shingles go away quickly! You're still making good progress. 2mo
KathyWheeler Oh! I heard shingles is awful! Take care of yourself. 2mo
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Soubhiville I love the chair, looks cozy. Hope you feel better fast! 2mo
wanderinglynn What a great chair! And it‘s cat approved! 😉❤️🐱 I hope your shingles go away soon. Take some self-care time & b-r-e-a-t-h-e. 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! My mother has a relapse of that from time-to-time and it sucks! Just try to remember to take time for yourself and that life is (hopefully) long and you don‘t have to do it all now! Hugs!! 💕💕 2mo
TheEllieMo Love the chair! And the cat ❤️ 2mo
tjwill Nice chair! Try to rest as much as possible! Happy new school year! 2mo
rabbitprincess I think that's the cat's chair now 😉 Take care and I hope you feel better soon! 2mo
Emilymdxn That‘s an intense week! Your shelves and chair (and cat) are looking amazing. I‘m totally in the same place as you with burning the candle at both ends and that messing with you - I‘ve been at least slightly ill for about a month. Slowing down is so important but so hard to manage doing! Hope we both find some space to do that! 2mo
bromeliad That chair!! That cat!! Those books!! ♥️Also shingles suuuuuuuck, I'm so sorry! Take care of yourself and they should clear up though. Here's to next week! 2mo
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Finally reading this one! I loved the first one and got sidetracked from reading #2. I was overall disappointed with The Historian, so I‘m hoping this is good.

JulietBooks I love a cat's intense yet steady stare. 😺 2mo
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Crazy busy this week, but a quick check in! Skating was amazing today (there‘s a video in my insta stories!) and with one skate before school starts, I‘m thrilled with my progress. Also 100 pages left of this book, and I‘m so interested to see how it ends!! #bfcr3 #goteam @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads

cobwebmoth Hooray for a great skating day! 2mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. Hooray for good skating! 2mo
TheEllieMo Great to hear you had a good skating day. And your cat ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😻😻!! 2mo
Megabooks Saw it!! Amazing!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
bromeliad Yay! And that book is amazing. Great job!! 2mo
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Overall happy with this week. I feel awesome with my skating progress and that‘s my priority. Also went to an amusement park today, had some treats, and feel no shame 💁🏻‍♀️ Luna also enjoyed a treat this week 😂 Just a taste! 🍦#bfcr3 #goteam @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads @wanderinglynn

cobwebmoth Awesome job! 2mo
Megabooks Sounds like a great week! Your 2A looked awesome on Instagram!! 2mo
Emilymdxn Yessss well done skating Queen!!! I am ridiculously proud of you 💖 I feel like if you land that jump you don‘t just deserve eating gorgeous food you require it. It‘s good to bear in mind food being nourishing but also life wouldn‘t be worth living if we didn‘t eat delicious food that makes us happy 2mo
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bromeliad So cool!! Good for you! 2mo
Daisey Congrats on what sounds like a great week! 2mo
marleed Congrats on your landing - I can‘t imagine! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
cewilf @Megabooks thank you!! ☺️ 2mo
cewilf @Emilymdxn thank you!! And yes I totally agree 😋 2mo
TheEllieMo Well done! 2mo
tjwill Great job on landing the jump! That‘s amazing! Keep up the good work! 2mo
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Reading at the rink between sessions. Started this yesterday and couldn‘t put it down. I‘m hoping to finish it over the weekend, even though it‘s pretty long! Didn‘t skate great for the first hour, but I‘m going to try and regroup for the next one with my coach 💪 #bfcr3 #goteam @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads

Louise What kind of skating do you practice? 2mo
cobwebmoth You can do it! 2mo
cewilf @louise I compete both as an adult singles figure skater and on an adult synchronized skating team! 2mo
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Louise Wow! That‘s impressive! Good luck! 🍀 2mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
bromeliad You got this!! 2mo
tjwill I liked that book! Good luck with training! 2mo
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Life on the Leash | Victoria Schade
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I‘m not a dog person, and I don‘t usually pick up books like this, but I saw it for fifty cents and gave it a chance. It was really cute! A quick read with an expected ending.

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I am in full back to school mode, so I apologize for not being very present this week! I‘m rushing to get curriculum written and projects done by the 16th, but am hoping for more reading time soon. I also spent 6 hours on the ice today & have another 6 tomorrow for my new skating team. My feet have never hurt so much 😂 #goteam @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads @wanderinglynn

tjwill Great job! 2mo
cobwebmoth You're doing great! 2mo
bromeliad Hey, don't apologize, it's good to be present for school and life in general! Sounds like you're off to a great start! 2mo
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Megabooks Sounds like your making fantastic progress despite a busy schedule!! Kudos!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕💕 2mo
Emilymdxn You‘re doing amazing! The fact that you‘re fitting any fitness in in the midst of school starting is a great achievement those hours on the ice are incredible! Time to read will come when it comes, books don‘t go off so they‘ll be waiting for you when you have more time 💖 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 2mo
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Finally reading this. I was lucky to hear one of the authors present at the class I took a few weeks ago, and it was eye-opening and motivating. I‘m hoping to be more inclusive in my classes this year, particularly by sharing the stories of indigenous people. There are far too few state standards that include the story and voices of the only people who were actually here before this country was colonized.

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Okay #goteam here are my goals for #bfcr3 😬 If you weren‘t on my team last round, my last goal is for figure skating! I compete as an adult skater and have been working on this jump for two years. I‘m getting so close!! Follow me on insta for some occasional progress videos! Same username 🙃⛸ | @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads @wanderinglynn

cobwebmoth Nice goals! 3mo
Megabooks You‘ve totally got that double axel!! 3mo
KathyWheeler I can‘t wait to see you land that double axel! What is MM100? Good goals. 3mo
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cewilf @KathyWheeler it‘s a Beachbody on demand workout program I recently started! I found that I‘m much more likely to exercise at home than the gym 😂 especially with school starting in a few weeks 3mo
KathyWheeler @cewilf If I go home, I find that I‘m likely to decide I want to go to bed.😄 So I take my workout clothes with me and either go directly to the gym from work or to a place where I like to walk outside. Home is the kiss of death for me as far as working out goes. 3mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 I know you're going to nail that jump! 3mo
britt_brooke So impressed that you‘re an ice skater! Amazing. 🙌🏻 3mo
Emilymdxn I‘m so proud of you so far and so invested in this jump!! You‘re gonna do it I know 💖 3mo
TheEllieMo Good luck on the double axel, I‘m sure you will nail it in this BFC round! 3mo
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I made some really good progress for #bfcr2 and I‘m excited to keep it up for round 3. I‘m most proud of the progress I‘ve made skating. I‘m able to stand up on some of the landings of the jump I‘ve been working on for almost two years!! My biggest goals for round 3: land that jump and dial in nutrition. #goteam I‘ve loved cheering all of you on, and you all have been such great support!! (Added pics of my cats just because 😻)

Megabooks Gorgeous kitties!! 😍😍 And I saw on Instagram how close you are!! Congratulations on a great round 2!! 😁😁💕 3mo
Trashcanman Sorry I wasn't there more for you and the rest of the team. I...had something's happen. That's a pretty picture of you. 3mo
KathyWheeler I loved seeing your jump on Instagram. I bet you nail it in round 3. 3mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Fantastic week! 🎉 And I know you'll land your jump. You got this! 3mo
cobwebmoth Awesome job! 3mo
Emilymdxn I am SO proud of you and all the #goteam fam. I‘ve loved learning about skating from you. Bring on round 3! 3mo
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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So...I went from rereading the first TOG because my husband was reading it...to a full series reread 😂 I‘ve read ACOTAR three times, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I tackled this one again. I love having a familiar world and familiar characters to come back to in between reading new books. And now that I know the ending, I can pay more attention to all the details 😄

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Finally finished this! I had a really hard time getting into it, but once I made it past page 200, I didn‘t want to waste the time I had already spent reading. I‘m glad I finished, but I‘m not sure I‘ll read the next one. I‘m really bummed I can‘t include this in my classroom (both content and language). Overall, glad I read it, somewhat interested to see what happens next, but the writing wasn‘t my favorite.

Texreader ❤️ the kitty pillows!! 3mo
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This has been my worst week so far, but I know there‘s one more to keep pushing through. I‘m starting a new fitness program Monday and am not getting too down on myself. I have a month before school starts up again and I want to make the most of it!! I had a good week with museum visits, my class, and tried a flight of drinking chocolate 😍 #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @KathyWheeler @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman

Megabooks Cool re: chocolate and YAY for skating!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
KathyWheeler I‘m glad you got to skate. Many of us had rough weeks this week. 3mo
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Charityann Do you roller skate or figure skate? I love figure skating, not quite as good at roller skating. 😊 3mo
cobwebmoth You're still making progress!❤ 3mo
cewilf @Charityann figure skate!! 3mo
wanderinglynn You still made good progress, and more importantly, you haven‘t quit! 🙌🏻 You got this! 🎉 3mo
TheEllieMo You have a tortie! 😺I love torties 3mo
Emilymdxn If you‘re bearing fitness in mind and doing more than nothing then you‘re doing great! Having other things happening in your life doesn‘t mean it‘s been a bad week or you‘ve done badly, just that other things have been going on 💖 3mo
cewilf @TheEllieMo yes!! I had always wanted one before I got her 😻 she‘s a little trouble maker haha 3mo
cewilf @wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth 💕😬 I‘m feeling good about this week!! 3mo
rabbitprincess The drinking chocolate looks SO good 😋 3mo
TheEllieMo @cewilf there‘s a reason they‘re called “naughty torties”!😂 3mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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My view this morning at the MFA in Boston! Arrived early to the class I‘m taking and read on the steps. I‘ve been so busy (and exhausted) doing this class this week, I‘m glad today is the last day!! It‘s been wonderful, but I want to sleep past 6am again 😂

Megabooks Very pretty!! 3mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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This seems to be a more unpopular opinion, but I‘m not loving this book a little over 100 pages in. Carrying the pig up the mountain and making it drink the water...is from Holes 🤔 That‘s an oddly specific thing to repeat, though of course I haven‘t finished that section yet. I‘m also not in love with the writing; I feel as though some of the profanity is superfluous and doesn‘t serve much purpose. We‘ll see..I‘ll keep reading for now.

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Reading in the dark for #24in48 🌖⭐️ Our temporary portable AC is only in our bedroom, and my husband goes to sleep waaayyy earlier than I do. So here I am with my booklight, trying to collect some hours and get this book finished for my class Monday 🙃

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The first half of the week was better than the second, but I‘m just gonna roll with it for the rest of this challenge. Changed my reading goal to something more realistic given my upcoming class this week & the many appts I‘ll have to schedule to install a new AC. But I‘ll make the best of it!! #bfcr2 #GoTeam @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @TheEllieMo @wanderinglynn @Trashcanman

Daisey Fantastic! 3mo
cobwebmoth You're doing great! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 3mo
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Megabooks You‘re awesome!! 3mo
Emilymdxn Three cheers for adapting goals when you know you need to! Your fitness progress is soooo impressive 3mo
RachelO Wonderful stuff! 3mo
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Here‘s my #nofilternomakeup selfie for #bfcr2 😬 I‘ve been crazy busy trying to figure out a replacement system for my AC, but now I‘m on the way to go swimming and read by the pool and relax a bit😎 And start #24in48 !! Full #bfc check in later tonight!! #bfcr2 #GoTeam @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @TheEllieMo @wanderinglynn @Trashcanman

TheEllieMo Gorgeous 3mo
Texreader Wish I looked that good even with makeup 3mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ And great smile! Thank you for sharing. 3mo
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Megabooks So beautiful!! 😊💜 3mo
cobwebmoth You're so pretty!❤ 3mo
KathyWheeler I hope to go swimming later today; it‘s pouring down rain here right now. 3mo
Emilymdxn Your skin is goals 🙌 looking good! Good luck with your air con 3mo
RachelO Gorgeous photo. 🤞 for the aircon! 3mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
cewilf @TheEllieMo @Texreader @wanderinglynn @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @Emilymdxn @RachelO You are all too kind 🥰 made me smile on a very stressful week and I so appreciate it!! @KathyWheeler I hope you can!! It was so refreshing in the heat 🥵 3mo
JoScho Love this picture ❤️ 3mo
Trashcanman Lovely photo! 😊 3mo
CouronneDhiver So pretty! ❤️ 3mo
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I‘m reading this for a course I‘m taking at the MFA in Boston next week called “Uncovering America: Power, Art, and Inquiry”. I‘m only about 100 pages in, but it is truly eye-opening. It‘s appalling how much of American history is just left out of textbooks and schools. I‘m thankful for the teachers I had who took risks telling us the not-so-pretty parts of history. I recommend this book, even though I‘m not done yet! I‘ll post updates as I go 😉

ClairesReads This sounds so interesting 3mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Okay, I finished Throne of Glass (almost exactly one year to the day that I first read it 😂) and I am finally starting this one. This time last year I went on a crazy reading binge that lasted like 3 weeks. Hoping I can pull it off again!! 📚📚📚 I have a stack of books I‘ll post soon, I need help deciding what‘s next!

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This has been a hectic week. Our fridge and washer both needed repairs (and the fridge is now on hold, though it‘s working for now) and today the AC wouldn‘t turn on. And it‘s going to be 100 degrees Saturday 🙄🔥 I‘m okay on my goals so far this week for #bfcr2 but I‘m feeling some stress. I have class next week and will be very busy, so the next week and a half will certainly challenge my current routines. I hope everyone‘s having a good week!

Megabooks Ugh! I‘m so sorry about the AC!!!! I hope you can get it repaired soon. If not, there‘s the rink! 😉😉 3mo
KathyWheeler This is the worst time for the ac to go out! I hope your stress goes down. 3mo
cewilf @KathyWheeler thank you! @Megabooks that is a fair point...maybe I will spend some extra time there 🙃 3mo
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cobwebmoth I hope the stress eases up for you soon! 3mo
cewilf @cobwebmoth thank you 🤞 3mo
Emilymdxn You‘re doing great! Everyone‘s lives get wild and get in the way sometimes - mine has SO much in the course of this challenge, acknowledging that things got wild and you didn‘t have as much time as you thought doesn‘t mean you failed at the challenge or let anyone down. We‘re all rooting for you 💖 3mo
TheEllieMo Hope the fridge and AC are sorted soon, not what you need when the weather‘s hitting up 🙄I echo what Emily said, life gets in the way sometimes; there‘s a huge difference between making excuses and having reasons 3mo
RachelO SO frustrating when everything goes at once. Hope things calm down (and cool down) for you. 🌼 3mo
cewilf @Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo @RachelO thank you all for the encouragement 🥰 I got an appointment for the AC for tomorrow, so that‘s a step forward!! 3mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Did some reading at the beach today! 🏖📖 Now I‘m back home, hoping to finish this one tonight.

Megabooks 🐚🎉📚 3mo
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Week 3 check-in! I feel good about this week. I think I got my routine a little more settled. I did eat out today and had a little too much naan 🙃 but I‘ll be back on track for dinner. Halfway through! Looking forward to the last few weeks. #bfcr2 #GoTeam @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @TheEllieMo @wanderinglynn

TheEllieMo Looks like a good week (7 workouts!!); well done! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And everyone needs a reward. So enjoy the naan. A fantastic week! 🎉 3mo
RachelO Wow! Go Cassandra! You‘re doing an amazing job. And 🎉🎉🎉 on the jump! (Can‘t see the video-not signed up for instagram- but yay for progress!) 3mo
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KathyWheeler Are you cewilf on Instagram as well? I‘d love to see your jump. 3mo
cewilf @KathyWheeler yes! 😄 3mo
KathyWheeler @cewilf okay. Mine is kppavlakovich so you‘ll know it‘s not some random person looking at your Instagram.😊 3mo
cobwebmoth Sounds like an awesome week! 3mo
Megabooks Amazing job!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 Enjoy the naan, you deserve it! 3mo
Emilymdxn Great work on that jump!! I just requested you on insta can‘t wait to see it. I‘d definitely need a naan after doing all that! 3mo
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Current predicament: Out of my reading slump! I finished two books yesterday. But now I can‘t decide what‘s next 😂 I started The Cruel Prince, but alas, it‘s in present tense and that‘s incredibly hard for me to get past. I‘m five chapters in and not quite convinced I want to continue. Meanwhile, husband is reading TOG and I‘m jealous and want to reread it...but that would lead to a full series reread.. 🆘📚 Suggestions? Other books to pick up!?

Dragon Maybe try 3mo
cewilf @Dragon I have that one! It‘s been on my shelf forever. I think I will try to start it this week :) 3mo
Dragon Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🤞 3mo
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#bfcr2 midweek update and photo challenge post! Good week so far. This book has helped me a TON. I‘m in the process of more cleaning, but these shelves use to have a double row of books & more clutter 😂 Having a clean space around me helps me better focus on things like fitness, nutrition, even relaxing with a book. Clutter stresses me out! @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @Trashcanman @wanderinglynn @TheEllieMo

TheSpineView I hate clutter and feel out of sorts when my house is messy. 3mo
Cortg OMG! I‘m in the same boat. We moved all of our bedrooms around last week! Kid 1 went to the guest room downstairs, kid 2 went to kid 1‘s room and the guest room went to kid 2‘s room. I COULd NOT EVEN THINK STRAIGHT with the chaos. I‘ve take 2 loads to Goodwill and sold a few things. Peace is slowing starting to settle back in. (edited) 3mo
cewilf @TheSpineView yes!! These shelves are driving me insane at the moment 😂 @Cortg I recently brought a few bags of clothes and boxes of books out of the house, it feels so good to get rid of things sometimes! 3mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks That‘s fantastic! I‘m glad it‘s helped you. 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
KathyWheeler Clutter drives me nuts too even though my house is a little cluttered. 3mo
cariashley I loooooove getting rid of clutter! 🧹 3mo
cobwebmoth Clutter stresses me out, but I live with 3 people that create clutter everywhere they go so I'm trying to find a way to cope. 3mo
marleed I have a ‘library wall‘. On one of the shelves I created my own internal LFL of books. I keep a few books in a box in my car and donate to LFLs when parking allows. But while I‘m waiting to donate that shelf is available to friends and family. Two friends loaded up yesterday! 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 I love her books. She is the only person who ever really motivated me to deal with my mess. I redid my closet and folded my son‘s and my clothes—way better than the stuff-it-in-drawer method I had been using. 😂Books are next on the list. 3mo
RachelO I‘m gradually getting better at reducing clutter (cluttered is probably my default, but it doesn‘t mean I like it!) - sounds like I should actually read MK one day. Congratulations on a good week! 3mo
cewilf @marleed that‘s such a great idea!! 3mo
cewilf @Lady_Tigana_20 folding clothes was the easiest step for me...books and papers are forever in progress 😂 3mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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This was both fun and hilarious 😂 #GoTeam @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @Trashcanman @TheEllieMo

1. Catcher in the Rye, for sure. My first tattoo was a quote from this one.
2. All time favorite is Zeppelin (see #4), but MCR was my everything in high school. Also have a tattoo of a lyric from them.
3. I dyed my hair a bunch of colors like this!
4. My lucky shirt.
5. Motorola slvr 😎📞

nu-bibliophile Nice hair color🤩 I like Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin🎵 3mo
Emilymdxn I love seeing all these! Definitely good hair, i think everyone had an mcr time in high school for sure no matter what their music taste resolved into before or afterwards 3mo
RachelO Loving that hair 😊 3mo
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Escaping from Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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This fluff and I are going to try and finish a book today! It‘s been too long. #catsoflitsy

cariashley Such a cute fluff!! 😍 3mo
wanderinglynn What a beautiful fluff! ❤️🐱 3mo
rabbitprincess 😍😍😍 Gorgeous fluff!!! 3mo
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Okay, week 2 check-in! I was a little up and down on nutrition, so I really want to dial that in this coming week. Books are still lacking, but I have a lot of free time next week! My husband had this week off, so we were busy doing day trips and cleaning the house. Looking forward to a quiet week with the cats! I‘m also prepping to start a new fitness program July 29, and I want to get some extra exercise in to be ready for it. #bfc #bfcr2

cobwebmoth Sounds like a nice week! 4mo
Megabooks Great job! You rolled with it! 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
KathyWheeler Great week! I would love to learn how to skate. It‘s been a thousand years since I did it. I tried last year but the things we have here are synthetic and I don‘t like how they feel. (edited) 3mo
wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 And it‘s hard to stick with good nutrition during a holiday week. Way to stick with it. 🎉 3mo
Emilymdxn I think this is all amazing! Great progress and what is life without pizza sometimes after all... good luck with next week! 3mo
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Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump | Martha E. H. Rustad
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Here‘s my week 2 photo challenge post for #bfcr2 🍪 Pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They‘re vegan if you get dairy free chocolate chips, and also GF (just double check your oatmeal!). I found the basic recipe, quadrupled it, and added everything under the oats on the list, so those are totally optional. A healthier cookie snack! 😍 Mash/mix wet ingredients then add dry. If you try, let me know!

Megabooks Sounds yummy!! I may have to try it with raisins. Do you think that would work? 4mo
cewilf @Megabooks I don‘t see why not!! That sounds good 😍 4mo
DivineDiana Definitely trying this! 🙂 4mo
wanderinglynn Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
cobwebmoth Will definitely have to try these! 4mo
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Midweek update for #bfcr2 isn‘t that great as far as books. I have been in the biggest reading slump lately. I did manage to clean and sort through bookshelves yesterday, so I‘m hoping to pick up a good book for a few hours after the July 4th festivities tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a good week, and if not, that it improves! I hope to check in with some progress this weekend 😄 I did walk a lot at the zoo today, so that‘s something!!

wanderinglynn What a fun walk! And great photo. 🙌🏻 For your reading slump, don‘t beat yourself up. It happens to all of us. Focus on other activities. Adjust your goal if needed. ❤️ 4mo
cobwebmoth What a cute picture! I've always enjoyed walking at the zoo. 4mo
Megabooks Cute deer! The zoo is a great place for walking. I‘m glad you had fun! 💜💜 4mo
RachelO So sweet! And hey, you‘re still getting out and being active- maybe that‘s what you need right now. Enjoy your 4th July celebrations 😊 4mo
Emilymdxn Book slumps happen to the best of us! Getting out, being active and enjoying at the zoo and for the Fourth of July is an achievement in itself! Slumps come and go, it‘ll end sometime and I‘m sending love and hoping it ends soon 4mo
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Here‘s my week 1 check-in so I don‘t forget tomorrow 😎 I‘m happy with how the week went! I‘m excited that July 1 is on a Monday - I‘m going to implement some new workout and nutrition routines this week with the fresh start of the month! | #bfcr2 #bfc | @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo

Megabooks Fantastic week!! You‘re doing really well!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💪🏻♥️🧡💛 4mo
cobwebmoth Great first week! 4mo
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KathyWheeler This is a great first week! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 4mo
Daisey Fantastic week! 4mo
TheEllieMo Excellent progress! 4mo
RachelO Great job! And good luck with the 2A next week ⛸ (edited) 4mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! So impressed! 4mo
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Here is one of my favorite positive quotes for the #bookfitnesschallenge ⛸ Michelle Kwan was my favorite skater growing up. I think the idea behind this quote applies to more than just sports. All accomplishments are worthy of celebrating and being proud of, whether you won a silver or got out of bed today. | #bfcr2 #bfc | @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo

hermyknee I love this! Michelle Kwan was my favorite skater growing up, too! 4mo
Megabooks I loved Michelle Kwan! I hope she‘s happy whatever she‘s doing now. She almost went to the olympics at 14 and then went to like the next 3! Amazing woman. 4mo
KathyWheeler I always loved that she said this. People sometimes acts like a silver or bronze medal is a loss, which is just plain ridiculous. 4mo
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wanderinglynn That is an excellent quote. And exactly what we‘re focused on this round. Thanks for sharing! 🙌🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler totally agree! Not only did she win the silver, she WENT TO THE OLYMPICS! Just getting to go is a HUGE win in my books because what, less than 1% ever go to the Olympics? 4mo
Charityann I love watching figure skating, and Michelle Kwan was one of my favorites.😊⛸📚 4mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I know! That is such a fantastic accomplishment that I view them all as winners for just going. 4mo
TheEllieMo That‘s an excellent quote, and it‘s also just reminded me of one of my favourite pictures, which I may post in a minute, even though it‘s too late now for the photo challenge 🙄 4mo
RachelO Love this! 4mo
Emilymdxn This is amazing and a great thing to keep in mind for all of us! Thank you for sharing 4mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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So my day started with the beach, and ended by finding a British goods store and a cute local bookstore. I may have gotten a good supply of Flakes, Crunchies, and Turkish Delight. However, I will be limiting my candy intake to one treat every two weeks 🙃 #bfc | @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn Flakes are amazing I‘m soooo glad you appreciate them too! And this book was one of the best novels I read last year, absolutely brilliant. Sounds like a good day! #goteam you‘re smashing it (edited) 4mo
Megabooks Awesome!! I have no idea what those candies are, (I can‘t eat chocolate.) but one every two weeks is more willpower than I have!! 4mo
cewilf @Emilymdxn I love them!! With ice cream 😍 and I‘m so glad, I‘ve been wanting to read it and only just decided to buy it! 4mo
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RachelO That sounds like a fantastic day! And I‘m intrigued by a British goods store - tea, marmite and chocolate? Although we do have a fair number of American candy stores round the UK... V impressed by your ‘every two weeks‘ goal. ⭐️ 4mo
Emilymdxn If you get the chance you have to eat a Galaxy Ripple bar 4mo
Tanisha_A This book! Solid read. 4mo
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Escaping from Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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It‘s happening!! I finally made it to the beach with a book!! Now it‘s really summer 🏖📖 Happy Friday everyone!!

marleed Oh have fun! 4mo
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Not reading this book, but it was a fitting title 😂 I went to the game today and was SO tempted to eat everything in sight! But I held myself to just a small beer, and food for the rest of the day was pretty good. I even worked out when I realllly didn‘t want to, but now I‘m so sore! Extra stretching coming for tomorrow, & some reading for my class tonight! #bfc | @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo

cobwebmoth How fun! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And sounds like a lot of fun! 4mo
KathyWheeler Sounds like a good day. Yay for working out when you don‘t really want to! I felt the same way today but ended up glad I hadn‘t listened to myself. 4mo
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cewilf @KathyWheeler yes!! If I listened to myself, I would never get anything done 😂 4mo
KathyWheeler @cewilf 😄 Me either! 4mo
Megabooks Fantastic job! I‘m glad you had fun at the game! 4mo
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market | Kelly Link, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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I‘m being super indecisive once again, so I‘m going to try jumping back into the world of Shadowhunters (with tea and a cat, of course). For #BFCr2 I stayed on track with food today, got a home workout in, and had a good skate! Feeling pretty positive going into Wednesday. | @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo

cobwebmoth Good job! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 I love the skating idea! 4mo
KathyWheeler Good for you! 4mo
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Trashcanman Wooot! 4mo
Megabooks Fantastic!! 4mo
twohectobooks Oh yay! Cool to see an activity besides the usual walking/running/swimming/yoga/etc :) 4mo
LauraJ Impressive! 4mo
Emilymdxn So so so glad skating is going well! Your attitude is 🔥🔥🔥🔥 4mo
Laura317 Woohoo on the skating! And your little cat‘s face is sweet. 4mo
cewilf @Emilymdxn thank you!! Our team is so motivating 💪 4mo
cewilf @Laura317 thank you 😻🥰 4mo
cewilf @wanderinglynn @twohectobooks thanks!! I‘ve been skating for something like 14 years, with a ten year break after the first 12 😂 I love it more as an adult than I did as a kid! 4mo
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Trying to multi-task today! Getting some reading and blog posting done for my summer PD, and also getting some #BFC steps in! I went for a long walk (to play #wizardsunite of course) and am about to prep a healthy dinner. Tomorrow, I‘ll be back to the rink for a couple hours of skating! 💪⛸ I hope everyone is having a great start the to week 🥳 @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo

HeatherBlue That book sounds really interesting! Does it cover all levels or focus on elementary, middle, or high? 4mo
cewilf @HeatherBlue all levels! I wasn‘t sure if I would like the fact that the author isn‘t an educator himself, but he provides some great perspective. There are examples and anecdotes from many different teachers from across the country in what I‘ve read so far. 4mo
wanderinglynn Skating sounds super fun! And way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re off to a great start! 4mo
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Megabooks Awesome job! Have fun skating tomorrow! ⛸ 4mo
cobwebmoth Sounds like a nice day! 4mo
mhillis Great job! How is this book? 4mo
TheEllieMo Sounds like a good day! 4mo
cewilf @mhillis good so far! I‘m 3.5 chapters in 4mo
KathyWheeler Great job! I haven‘t been skating in I don‘t know how long. I used to love it. 4mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Oh man, just started playing #wizardsunite and I am definitely going to be getting some steps in this summer!! Add me!

stacybmartin Just sent a request (pippinravenclaw)! 4mo
Chrys Sent 4mo
WellReadCatLady Sent a request 4mo
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies Request sent! 4mo
RealLifeReading Invite sent (username bakkwa) 4mo
mklong I sent you one too! 4mo
Lauram Sent! I‘m Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 4mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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I adored this series. Even though there were so many characters, I felt like each was distinct, and that I really knew all of them. I loved the amount of detail each book in the trilogy had, especially the second one (which might be my favorite - I‘m a sucker for middle installments). This will be the next series I endlessly try to persuade my friends and family to read 🙃 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

annahenke Love this series. Haven't read the companion novel yet. 4mo
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Okay team, here are my goals!! I can‘t remember what I actually put for goals when I signed up, so I‘m going with these 🤪 Excited to kick some butt with you all 💪 Good luck to everyone participating in #BFCr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc

@cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @RachelO @Trashcanman @Emilymdxn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
CocoReads Those are great goals! 4mo
Trashcanman Awesomeness! You got this! 4mo
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KathyWheeler That makes me feel better than someone else forgot what the put for goals too.😄 Great goals. 4mo
guinsgirlreads Glad you‘re in this time! 👏🏻 4mo
Megabooks You got that double axel! Let‘s do this! #goteam! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
cobwebmoth Nice goals! 4mo
Charityann I love to skate, but can‘t do any jumps though. Good luck!😊⛸ 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice goals 👏🏻 4mo
Emilymdxn Amazing #goteam ! Let‘s do this! That double axel is yours. Now off to google what that is 4mo
RachelO So glad to be joining you for this round. Great goals! Look forward to hearing how the axels go - they sound difficult (I can stay upright on ice. For a few minutes. But one of my close friends skates loads, and has tried to explain the different jumps to me. ⛸) 4mo
TheSpineView Nice! Good luck! 4mo
LazyOwl Great gosls, enjoy the skating. 4mo
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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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WOW, thank you so much, @JoScho !!! I adore everything, you were so tremendously thoughtful 🤗 The card is perfect as well. I can‘t wait to read these books this summer - I think they will be a nice genre break from what I usually stick to. Thank you again & happy summer!! #summersantagoespostal

JoScho Yay! I am glad you liked everything! Enjoy! Happy summer and happy reading! 4mo
monalyisha Love that little, blingy shell bag in the back! 🐚 4mo
tracey38 Love the summer Santa card! 4mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Finally returning to this one! I was about 200 pages in when school decided to ramp up and steal all my energy 😴 I‘m adjusting to my summer schedule and making more and more reading time 📖 All I need is some sunny weather so I can read at the beach!

Dragon 😻 4mo
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Four days into summer and already starting my homework 😂 I‘m participating in an online book group in my district, and this is the book I selected. We have weekly blog posts and responses due, so I‘m going to try and get a head start! The last book I read for PD was atrocious, so I‘m hoping this is at least worth my time.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Okay...this book has been on my shelf since at least 2011, and I think it‘s time to give it a try. I watched the first 60 seconds of the show now that it‘s on Netflix and decided to read the book first, so here it goes! I‘ve been in yet another slump, but now that it‘s officially #teachersummer (as of yesterday!) I‘m hoping to pick up some more books in the coming weeks.

TheBookKeepers I felt like I read this one quickly considering the length - all attributed to her writing style! Hope you enjoy it 😊 4mo
sprainedbrain Excellent decision to read the books first! These can get so long, but I just lose myself in them. ❤️ 4mo
RachelO Happy TeacherSummer! Hope you enjoy it 🌞 4mo
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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We got our #summersantagoespostal box!! I can‘t wait to open it! 😎 @JoScho

JoScho Yay!!! 5mo
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Stuck in my biggest reading rut in a while. I‘ve started and stopped 5-6 books recently, but none have pulled me in. I started this today on a recommendation from another teacher. She let me borrow it and asked if I would finish it before summer (so, by June 14) because she has friends who want to read it too...and I said yes 😅 That‘s one way to force myself to finally finish a book!

JoScho Hey Cassandra-I am you match for summer Santa. It says your package was delivered today-did you get it? 5mo
cewilf @JoScho hi! I did not...unless it was delivered after 3:30 when I checked. I will check when I am home today. Sometimes the mail person puts packages in the wrong box in our complex, but I‘ve always recovered them! I will let you know :) 5mo
JoScho Perfect! Fingers crossed 🤞🖤 5mo
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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In the midst of this busy second to last weekend before school is out, I forget to post this yesterday! My #summersantagoespostal goodies are on their way. A few more weeks until opening!! 😎☀️📖

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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It has been the busiest week in DC, but I am finally on the way home. Hoping to finish this on our 12 hour bus ride!

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Escaping from Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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I don‘t usually read more than two books at once, but by Tuesday I‘ll be at 4 😂 I‘ve been more indecisive than usual lately, so I‘m jumping around quite a bit. I plan to start with Caraval on my kindle for the long bus ride to DC in two days, but this has been on my TBR and my shelf for quite a while.