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cewilf

Joined May 2016

📍MA | humanities teacher, ravenclaw, & used book enthusiast || anoshe || thegreyhoundstationblog.wordpress.com
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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 🐚🎉📚 1d
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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! 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And everyone needs a reward. So enjoy the naan. A fantastic week! 🎉 3d
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!) 3d
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KathyWheeler Are you cewilf on Instagram as well? I‘d love to see your jump. 3d
cewilf @KathyWheeler yes! 😄 3d
KathyWheeler @cewilf okay. Mine is kppavlakovich so you‘ll know it‘s not some random person looking at your Instagram.😊 3d
cobwebmoth Sounds like an awesome week! 3d
Megabooks Amazing job!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 Enjoy the naan, you deserve it! 3d
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! 3d
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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 5d
cewilf @Dragon I have that one! It‘s been on my shelf forever. I think I will try to start it this week :) 5d
Dragon Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🤞 4d
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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. 6d
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) 6d
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! 6d
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wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 👍🏻 6d
Megabooks That‘s fantastic! I‘m glad it‘s helped you. 👍🏻👍🏻 6d
KathyWheeler Clutter drives me nuts too even though my house is a little cluttered. 6d
cariashley I loooooove getting rid of clutter! 🧹 6d
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. 6d
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! 6d
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. 6d
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! 6d
cewilf @marleed that‘s such a great idea!! 5d
cewilf @Lady_Tigana_20 folding clothes was the easiest step for me...books and papers are forever in progress 😂 5d
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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🎵 1w
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 1w
RachelO Loving that hair 😊 7d
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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!! 😍 1w
wanderinglynn What a beautiful fluff! ❤️🐱 1w
rabbitprincess 😍😍😍 Gorgeous fluff!!! 1w
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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! 1w
Megabooks Great job! You rolled with it! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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) 1w
wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 And it‘s hard to stick with good nutrition during a holiday week. Way to stick with it. 🎉 1w
Emilymdxn I think this is all amazing! Great progress and what is life without pizza sometimes after all... good luck with next week! 1w
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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? 2w
cewilf @Megabooks I don‘t see why not!! That sounds good 😍 2w
DivineDiana Definitely trying this! 🙂 2w
wanderinglynn Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! 2w
cobwebmoth Will definitely have to try these! 2w
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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. ❤️ 2w
cobwebmoth What a cute picture! I've always enjoyed walking at the zoo. 2w
Megabooks Cute deer! The zoo is a great place for walking. I‘m glad you had fun! 💜💜 2w
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 😊 2w
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 2w
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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!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💪🏻♥️🧡💛 2w
cobwebmoth Great first week! 2w
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KathyWheeler This is a great first week! 2w
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 2w
Daisey Fantastic week! 2w
TheEllieMo Excellent progress! 2w
RachelO Great job! And good luck with the 2A next week ⛸ (edited) 2w
Emilymdxn Amazing! So impressed! 2w
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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! 2w
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. 2w
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. 2w
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wanderinglynn That is an excellent quote. And exactly what we‘re focused on this round. Thanks for sharing! 🙌🏻 2w
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? 2w
Charityann I love watching figure skating, and Michelle Kwan was one of my favorites.😊⛸📚 2w
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I know! That is such a fantastic accomplishment that I view them all as winners for just going. 2w
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 🙄 2w
RachelO Love this! 2w
Emilymdxn This is amazing and a great thing to keep in mind for all of us! Thank you for sharing 2w
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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) 3w
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!! 3w
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! 3w
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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. ⭐️ 3w
Emilymdxn If you get the chance you have to eat a Galaxy Ripple bar 3w
Tanisha_A This book! Solid read. 3w
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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! 3w
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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! 3w
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And sounds like a lot of fun! 3w
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. 3w
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cewilf @KathyWheeler yes!! If I listened to myself, I would never get anything done 😂 3w
KathyWheeler @cewilf 😄 Me either! 3w
Megabooks Fantastic job! I‘m glad you had fun at the game! 3w
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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! 3w
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 I love the skating idea! 3w
KathyWheeler Good for you! 3w
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Trashcanman Wooot! 3w
Megabooks Fantastic!! 3w
twohectobooks Oh yay! Cool to see an activity besides the usual walking/running/swimming/yoga/etc :) 3w
LauraJ Impressive! 3w
Emilymdxn So so so glad skating is going well! Your attitude is 🔥🔥🔥🔥 3w
Laura317 Woohoo on the skating! And your little cat‘s face is sweet. 3w
cewilf @Emilymdxn thank you!! Our team is so motivating 💪 3w
cewilf @Laura317 thank you 😻🥰 3w
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! 3w
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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? 3w
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. 3w
wanderinglynn Skating sounds super fun! And way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re off to a great start! 3w
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Megabooks Awesome job! Have fun skating tomorrow! ⛸ 3w
cobwebmoth Sounds like a nice day! 3w
mhillis Great job! How is this book? 3w
TheEllieMo Sounds like a good day! 3w
cewilf @mhillis good so far! I‘m 3.5 chapters in 3w
KathyWheeler Great job! I haven‘t been skating in I don‘t know how long. I used to love it. 3w
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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)! 3w
Chrys Sent 3w
WellReadCatLady Sent a request 3w
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies Request sent! 3w
RealLifeReading Invite sent (username bakkwa) 3w
mklong I sent you one too! 3w
Lauram Sent! I‘m Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 3w
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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. 4w
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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! 🙌🏻 4w
CocoReads Those are great goals! 4w
Trashcanman Awesomeness! You got this! 4w
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KathyWheeler That makes me feel better than someone else forgot what the put for goals too.😄 Great goals. 4w
guinsgirlreads Glad you‘re in this time! 👏🏻 4w
Megabooks You got that double axel! Let‘s do this! #goteam! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4w
cobwebmoth Nice goals! 4w
Charityann I love to skate, but can‘t do any jumps though. Good luck!😊⛸ 4w
BookwormAHN Nice goals 👏🏻 4w
Emilymdxn Amazing #goteam ! Let‘s do this! That double axel is yours. Now off to google what that is 4w
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. ⛸) 4w
TheSpineView Nice! Good luck! 4w
LazyOwl Great gosls, enjoy the skating. 3w
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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! 4w
monalyisha Love that little, blingy shell bag in the back! 🐚 4w
tracey38 Love the summer Santa card! 4w
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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 😻 4w
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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 😊 1mo
sprainedbrain Excellent decision to read the books first! These can get so long, but I just lose myself in them. ❤️ 1mo
RachelO Happy TeacherSummer! Hope you enjoy it 🌞 4w
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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!!! 1mo
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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? 1mo
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 :) 1mo
JoScho Perfect! Fingers crossed 🤞🖤 1mo
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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.

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Alright, here we go! Starting over so I can read 4-6 of TMI. I read the first three so fast I don‘t really remember them. I‘ve been enjoying Book of Life, but I like having an easier book to read when I‘m feeling a little lazier 🙃 I also have a DC trip with my 8th graders this week, so there‘s a 10+ hour bus ride both ways to cover!

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Does anyone else have trouble reading books in present tense? I picked this up the other day and didn‘t open it first...I just have such a hard time when it‘s not past! Not sure if this is #englishteacherproblems or I‘m just that picky 😂

baes Me! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I thought I was the only one. Lol I can do it, and enjoy many books that are set in present time...but they just don‘t compare. I think it is because I like to escape reality, and anything out of the ordinary (during the present) reads pretend to me. However, anything can happen in the past. 😂 2mo
cewilf @baes yes!! Exactly. Glad it‘s not just me haha 🙃 2mo
CrowCAH First person present is difficult to read. Though this was written simply I was able to read it quickly. 2mo
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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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Finally trying to read this (again). I spent six years in college and grad school reading wonderful classic literature, and I miss it! I‘ve never read any of Dickens‘ novels...and I‘m not gonna lie, I picked this one because of Will Herondale 😂

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Luna and I are looking for some suggestions for our next read when we finish this! I‘ve been on a YA fantasy kick pretty much since last summer, but I‘ve really enjoyed the All Souls Trilogy. I would love some other adult series or stand-alone books to look in to!! Give me some of your all-time faves 🙌 I love trilogies, but I‘m open to just about anything, and not just fantasy genre! #catsoflitsy #tbr #recommendsday

Ashley_Nicoletto Have you read the cruel prince by Holly Black? So good! Also, The Bone Witch was phenomenal. 2mo
cewilf @Ashley_Nicoletto I haven‘t read either!! I do own The Cruel Prince but haven‘t gotten to it yet..I‘ll have to move it up on my list ;) The Bone Witch looks awesome! Definitely something I would like. Thank you!! 2mo
Texreader I‘m reading this one and it‘s very good: 2mo
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BookBelle84 Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Also the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa meyer are two of my favourite YA series! 2mo
Dragon Leigh Bardugo‘s Grisha series 2mo
Dragon Another good one 2mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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We had state testing today, and the kids were getting restless after reading for a while when we were waiting for the session to be over... and I definitely considered bribing them with candy so I could get a good start on this 😂 only made it ten pages so far, but hoping to make a bigger dent tonight!

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Finally finished Shadow of Night! It was definitely dense, but I really enjoyed the attention to detail. I‘m a little nervous about how some of Diana‘s choices might affect the last book, however 😅 I also really enjoyed the historical fiction aspects of Shadow of Night. I may even add some more historical fic to my upcoming tbr list 🧐 For now, on to book three!

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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This has been an incredibly busy week, and I am exhausted 😴 As predicted, the final weeks of school combined with my spring skating show have left me with zero energy and zero time to relax. Hoping to turn that around, starting tonight! This book has taken me quite a while to read because of so many interruptions, but I am down to about 200 pages left 🎉

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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My reading buddy has been very happy about some recent spring days - which means reading outside ☀️ while she pulls me around the yard, of course. The rest of the week has lots of rain and my spring skating show ⛸ so I don‘t think I‘ll get much more reading done. Savoring some time tonight with Shadow of Night - I‘m halfway through! This series is taking a lot longer to read than recent Shadowhunters books, but it‘s so worth it.

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The Red Scrolls of Magic | Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
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Waiting for summer didn‘t exactly work for this one either 😂 80 pages in and really enjoying it!

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The Bane Chronicles | Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
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Taking a brief break after all with this, in between books one and two of the All Souls trilogy...I wanted to save the other Shadowhunter novels for the summer, but I‘m not sure I can wait that long!! After this, I think I‘ll reread TMI 1-3 before 4-6 (which I haven‘t read at all). I have the Red Scrolls waiting as well, along with Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. It never ends 😂 Not that I want it to!!

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WHAT KIND OF ENDING IS THAT!? I fully intended to read a different book/series next, but I was not at all expecting anything that happened in the last 100 pages of this, and I need to know what happens!!!! I also watched the first two episodes of the tv adaptation, and I‘m interested to see what turns it takes. I haven‘t loved all the changes so far, but I like Diana and Matthew 🥰

JSW This is one of my favorites, and when I bought the book (the year it came out), I didn‘t realize it was going to be a trilogy until I was already hooked. THEN I finished it 😱😱😱. And waited!! 😂😂😂 I hope you enjoy the journey. 3mo
JSW Shadow of Night is very detailed and rich in history and many folks find it a more challenging read. If this is the case for you, let me know as you go and I‘ll help you through! ❤️ 3mo
cewilf @JSW thank you!! I think I‘ll probably start it next :) I was an English/history major so I‘m hoping I‘ll like it!! 3mo
JSW @cewilf I think you‘ll be just fine then!! 😂😂😂 3mo
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As someone who has a hard time picking up a book that has a Goodreads rating lower than 3.8 (I‘m still trying to stop this habit 😂) or even if a book is written in present tense (it drives me crazy!!) I was confused at this book‘s relatively low score. And now 300+ pages in, I‘m baffled. I love the writing and detail, love the characters, and the overall plot is unlike anything else I‘ve read. Nothing like a good forbidden love.

stacybmartin I love this series! My nerdy scientist heart really enjoyed all the biology/genetics on top of the history and supernatural fun. It just got made into a show too! 3mo
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Next up - and finally a book that‘s been waiting for months on my shelf! This isn‘t a complete departure from the fantasy genre I‘ve been exploring for the past year (and don‘t exactly want to leave yet!), but just from the first chapter, it‘s a heck of a lot different than my recent reads. Already really enjoying the writing.

DebbieGrillo Oh, this is my absolute favourite! Just started watching the TV show. 3mo
Autumnscribe You are in for a real treat! This is my absolute all time favorite book. 3mo
Texreader I loved this book 3mo
Dragon I‘m in the middle of a reread of this book. I‘ve been watching the tv show on AMC 🧛‍♀️🖤 3mo
cewilf @DebbieGrillo @Dragon I had no idea there was a show!! Even more motivation to finish the book 😁 3mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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I definitely loved this, but I definitely have a lot of questions that need answering 🧐 looking forward to reading some more Shadowhunter books in the coming months, but I might take a break now. I still have TMI 4-6 and the story collections...but those feel like summer reads 😎

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Saving the remaining ~2 hours for tomorrow! I had read some mixed reviews about this one, but I have no real issue with it so far. Even though I know the general ending, I actually haven‘t looked up the details of the plot, so I‘m excited to see what happens!! 😁

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Very glad I bought this before finishing Lord of Shadows. Books should not be allowed to end like that 🙃

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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Bella looks a little unsure, but I‘m ready to dive in to this one. I had a full day PD today, along with grades and evaluation evidence due, so I only had time to sneak in 50 pages at lunch. Finally sitting down to read - and looking forward to April break next week to finish the series!!

Dragon 😻 3mo
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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Just like with Clockwork Princess, I don‘t really want to read this 😂 but simultaneously once I start I know I won‘t be able to read it fast enough. And again, I know the eventual ending for the main characters...but I don‘t want to deal with all of the emotions and stress in between 😬

bewareofwords I read the first book ages ago, but I have yet to read the next two books... It might be time for me to catch up. 🧐 I‘m such a huge fan of Clare, but waiting for the inevitable happy ending is so painful in all of her series! 3mo
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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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Emma and Julian are going to be the death of me. This book made me furious. On to the next one 😂

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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Okay...I think I‘m going to read this next, since I just bought the first two for my class library! Does anyone know if this is a signed copy?? It looks like it was written in with a sharpie/stamp. I picked it up for five or six dollars used 😱

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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare
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This book made me ugly cry a few too many times, but I‘m so glad I read it!! Now...Lady Midnight or The Bane Chronicles next!?

Texreader I loved this series 3mo
hjreviews I devoured the original series so many times but have yet to pick up any of the other series from the mortal instruments world 🙈 3mo
cewilf @hjreviews you should!! I liked this one so much more than the original. I might go back and try it again since I only read the first three though :) 3mo
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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare
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So...I know the gist of the ending of this, and I am so tempted not to read it just to save myself the tears and the stress 😂 But I really enjoyed the first two, and hate to leave a series unfinished.

BookwormAHN I love this series. The last book is the best, but you will need Kleenex 💙 4mo
sprainedbrain I agree completely with @BookwormAHN ❤️ 4mo
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