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Elizabeth2

Elizabeth2

Joined May 2016

Wife, Mama to 4 (plus two dogs), sister, friend, RE Operations Manager. Trying to get in as much reading as I can in this crazy busy life!
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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
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So this happened. As a result, I haven‘t read in 3 days. The little red/brown girl in my lap is our new addition - Hazel Little Thing. She is 2 years old and was an Amish puppy mill dog, surrendered by the puppy mill owner for an unknown reason. These two haven‘t decided yet if they‘re going to be friends. This is the most relaxed they‘ve been this close, so we‘re making progress. She‘s never lived in a home before and she‘s doing amazing!

Linsy Awwwwww 😍 2d
Megabooks Special place for me as a rescue poodle owner. Sending hugs to her! 2d
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“Easy like Sunday morning.” Still in my PJs, well rested after an extra hour of sleep, snuggled in my soft blanket, steaming coffee within reach and my current read. ❤️📚

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Starting this psychological thriller this morning before work. Thrillers are usually fast reads for me, and this one has been on my TBR. To meet my goal, I have 8 more books to read before the end of the year. This is a busy time of year, so it‘s going to be a challenge. ❤️📚

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Nina Hill is perfectly fine reading her books and being alone. In fact, she prefers it. Then suddenly, her world gets really crowded with new found family, and even a love interest?! She starts to crack under the pressure. With tons of trivia, Nina is a trivia master after all, and book references, this one will be fun for anyone who loves books. Quirky, fun and light. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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My beer and book match! 😂❤️📚🍺 Happy Monday!

britt_brooke Yum! 2w
Readswithcoffee A beer & a book - nice! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My reading time total for Dewey‘s October. Every year, I think that I need to plan a weekend away in order to be able to participate the way I want to. A hotel room, room service, a nice bathtub, and NO INTERRUPTIONS. 😉 I am blessed to have so many interruptions, but yesterday, between 10:50AM and 9:30PM I read for less than 15 minutes, and even that was not all at once; it was in 3-4 minute intervals. There‘s always next time. ❤️📚#deweyoct

Sace 👏👏👏👏 3w
mcipher I feel you - I finally gave up tracking this weekend because I had like two hours total. A hotel readathon getaway sounds like such a good idea! 3w
TheLibrarian You did great! You accomplished more than me and I had nothing to do all yesterday until 6pm. 3w
xicanti You still did really well! 3w
Elizabeth2 @Sace @mcipher @TheLibrarian @xicanti Thank you! The kids‘ Homecoming dance prep took so much more time than I anticipated. I was so excited to share pics on social media, and that ate up a lot of my evening, even while they were at the dance. I also didn‘t anticipate the excited stories when they came home. I tried to make up for it by only sleeping for 2 hours. I‘ll pay for that today. 😉 3w
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Nearing the end of Hour 21, with this book & my faithful reading partner. I took a 2 hour nap, but it‘s 4:40am & I‘m struggling to stay awake. Considering a pot of coffee or mug of tea, even though when the Readathon ends in just over 3 hours I‘m headed back to bed. There‘s no way I‘ll finish this book, but I‘m trying to make up for lost time yesterday. The coffee or tea will have to wait, because I‘m not moving my snuggle bug. ❤️📚 #deweyoct

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Next up on my TBR for the #deweyoct #readathon. Keeping it light, and book related! ❤️📚

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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In hour 13, but I‘ve only read for and hour and 26 minutes. 😱 It was a busy day for my kids‘ activities, so being a mom won out. I‘m in for the night, and done posting pics of my gorgeous kids to social media, so I‘m going to really focus on my reading now. (Until my kids get home from Homecoming and tell me all about the dance.) ❤️ My high school Senior and my Freshman for Homecoming. They take my breath away. #deweyoct #readathon #siblings

britt_brooke Gorgeous kiddos. You should be super proud, mom! Thanks for sharing them with us. Hope they have a great time! 3w
Elizabeth2 @britt_brooke Thank you! ❤️ 3w
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Dirty Book Club | Lisi Harrison
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This was a quick read, light and full of heart. The premise of this book centers around female friendships and learning to be honest with yourself and your friends. Through the books they read (or don‘t read) these women discover themselves and the meaning of true friendship. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

First book finished for the #deweyoct #readathon. ❤️📚

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An Act of Kindness | Chuck Hustmyre
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My neighbor this thoughtful gift outside our back door today! I am so touched! So very sweet! I‘ll use this later for my tea, as I read into the night. ❤️📚

I haven‘t been able to read much today. Between soccer, Homecoming dance prep, & regular interruptions, I‘ve read for only 1:20. I had 30 minutes to read before the final HoCo hair fix and read for a total of 3 minutes. #deweyoct #deweysreadathon #24hourreadathon #feelingloved #actofkindness

brit91 I love that cup!😍📚☕ 3w
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Dirty Book Club | Lisi Harrison
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Yay Readathon Day!! I‘ve got my coffee, my water, my current read, and am snuggled in my favorite blanket.

Soccer and Homecoming for my kids today, so I‘ll have to cut into my reading time for those events. But I‘m still so excited to be able to dedicate the rest of my day to this!

#24hourreadathon #readathon #deweysreadathon #deweyoct

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The Dirty Book Club | Lisi Harrison
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Saturday night! Hubby took the kids to see a movie, so it‘s just me, the pup, my book and a glass of Rosé. ❤️???

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Dirty Book Club | Lisi Harrison
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Taking a turn from thrillers to read something lighter that focuses on female friendships. I love my book club girls - going strong in our book club since 1997, but best of friends for even longer. They fuel my soul.❤️📚

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This is the 7th book in the Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor. In this thriller, Scot is reluctantly pulled back into working for the President when after he witnesses a bombing, he tries to clear his name and becomes embroiled in a race to be the first to discover a revelation that would rock the Islamic faith. The plot is complicated, so I lost my way a few times. The history (whether real or fictional) was quite interesting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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My house is clean, I spent quality time with my brother, hubby and one of the kids watching the Ravens game, we won, hubby is making dinner...pretty perfect Sunday. Now I‘m snuggling under my super soft blanket with my current read. ❤️📚

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My reading stats for last week. I surpassed my goal of 7 total hours for the week (an hour a day average) and I finished a book. I still have to make up for the three weeks that I didn‘t read at all after my dad died. I have 11 more books to go to meet my yearly goal, and 12 weeks to do it. That‘s going to take some extra effort - I typically only read about 3 books a month.

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Picking up the next one in Brad Thor‘s Scot Harvath series. Love my library downloads! ❤️📚

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Here To Stay | Mark Edwards
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What would you do if the guests from hell showed up, and threatened to never leave?

Disturbing. That‘s the feeling after finishing the last page of this book. The ending didn‘t quite work for me personally. It was a page turner, for sure, which is what I was looking for when I picked it up. That fact bumped this thriller from being 3 stars up to 4 stars for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Here To Stay | Mark Edwards
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It‘s a blissfully cool fall day, after being 98* just two days ago. The windows are open, airing out the house with a beautiful breeze and I have my page-turner, but it‘s a little chilly. Using the new Ugg blanket that my son gave me for my birthday last week. This baby is going to keep me warm and cozy for lots of reading in the cooler months! ❤️📚

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Here To Stay | Mark Edwards
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Reading this one next. It was my Amazon First pick for August. I‘m in the mood for a page turner, something I don‘t want to put down, and thrillers usually fit that bill for me. ❤️📚

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Thaniel receives an anonymous gift of a beautiful pocket watch, or maybe someone left it by mistake. The watch ends up saving his life, so he goes on a search to find out who left it for him. The answer changes everything for the better.

The story is unexpected, sweet, mysterious, scientific, and ultimately romantic. There were parts that were too technical for me, which led to my lower rating, but the ending saved the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Current situation. Trying to make up for lost time. ❤️📚 #amreading

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I‘ve had a longing today to read. A true longing. I‘ve been thinking about books all day. Hoping that I can rip off this bandaid and get back to my old self. Yet, as I sit here with this book on my lap, my chest begins to ache. I just don‘t understand the block with reading, but at least today I can try. That‘s a step in the right direction.

Up next...This is a book club book & we meet on Friday. Wish me luck... ❤️📚

tpixie Good luck!!! 🍀 Audio books help get me out of a reading slump when I can‘t sit and focus. ♥️📚♥️ 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Non book related post (I haven‘t been able to pick up a book since my father died three weeks ago), but I am so proud of my oldest son‘s passion and talent for film making and writing. This is his latest project for one of his classes: Boo! He is an EMF (Electronic Media and Film) student at Towson University. Here‘s the YouTube link. (My youngest is the boy in the film.) I hope you enjoy! ❤️😱 https://youtu.be/x1sfcfTm6Tk

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Shiver | Maggie Stiefvater
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My Daddy passed away on Friday night. While not completely unexpected given his decline recently, it was still sudden. I haven‘t been able to read since; just can‘t quiet my mind enough to absorb the words. Maybe while I wait at soccer practice, I‘ll be able to. Or maybe I‘ll just stare into space. 💔

TheSpineView So sorry for your loss! 😓 2mo
CoffeeK8 So sorry for your loss 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💙 2mo
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gossamerchild I'm so sorry for your loss :-( 2mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so sorry for your loss. It takes me long time to read again when I‘m grieving. 😢 2mo
AmyG I am so deeply sorry. My mom had alzheimers for 11 years. No matter when it happens, it‘s still a shock. 😪 2mo
Blueberry I am sorry for your loss ❤ 2mo
Lady_Tigana_20 So sorry for your loss. 😞 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. 2mo
Elizabeth2 @TheSpineView @CoffeeK8 @Megabooks @gossamerchild @Librarybelle @BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG @Blueberry @Lady_Tigana_20 @cobwebmoth Thank you all so much. Staring into space won. Soccer was my dad‘s passion (he was a coach for decades), so being there was tough. I appreciate your kind words. ❤️ 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2mo
Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😢 2mo
erinreads I‘m so sorry for loss. Thinking of you and your family. 💕 2mo
xicanti I‘m so sorry. 2mo
CareBear I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💕 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Elizabeth2 He looks like a wonderful person. His smile is contagious. Be gentle with yourself and hold his memories close to your heart 😢 2mo
Kaila-ann Even expected loss is still loss. So sorry for what you are going through right now 💔. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm So sorry for your loss. 2mo
kezzlou85 So sorry for your loss. 2mo
Elizabeth2 @kezzlou85 thank you. ❤️ 2mo
Simona I feel your pain 💔... take care of yourself. 2mo
Erofan Sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
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Shiver | Maggie Stiefvater
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Changing it up with a YA paranormal romance. My BFF‘s college sophomore daughter recommended it (and loaned it) to my HS freshman daughter, who is not a reader. My girlfriend‘s daughter read it in middle school and thought it would be a good book to spark my daughter. She really liked it - enough to listen to the rest of the series on audio. I‘m going to read it before returning it to my BFF so I can share in the experience. ❤️📚

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The sixth installment of the Scot Harvath series does not disappoint. I love the fast pace of these novels. This time, someone is targeting Scot‘s closest loved ones and allies. The President has turned his back on Scot and made him persona non grata. He‘s on his own to stop the madman before he carries out the rest of his plot, and needs to work against his former employer and with an enemy to do so. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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I‘m getting the “It‘s playtimes!” look from Hamilton. Except I‘ve worked a full day, taxied the kids to and from sports practices, made dinner, walked this guy, and filled out the 5 pages of forms for the oral surgeon consult tomorrow for one of the kids (wisdom teeth time 🙁). It‘s “me times!” 🙂❤️📚 I am loving the fast pace of this book! #dogsoflitsy #poodlesoflitsy #amreading

brit91 Awwww😍🐶 3mo
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Starting my morning like this. ❤️📚☕️ We are headed to hang out with my brother and his family at the pool they belong to a little later. Really looking forward to spending the day with them! It‘s going to be a hot one!

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Switching it up by diving into the 6th book in the Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor. 🙂❤️📚

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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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When Sophie‘s ex-boyfriend‘s Great Aunt Connie leaves her something in her will, Sophie is just as surprised as Connie‘s family. When she decides to accept the inheritance, she begins a new life surrounded by an old family secret. What a fun, quirky, flawed group of characters. They come together perfectly, as I imagine Aunt Connie‘s marble cake did. I enjoyed my time with them, flaws and all, and appreciated the closing of the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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My exciting Saturday night! We had so much fun celebrating hubby‘s bday last night with friends (thanks to our oldest taxiing us there and an Uber home). Tonight we had hubby‘s bday dinner with the kids: steamed crabs (it‘s a MD thing - no one does it like we do), grilled shrimp, roasted brussel sprouts, and of course beer to go with the crabs! Reading this book until my eyes close, with my constant companion. #hamiltonsighting #dogsoflitsy

kspenmoll Sounds delicious! Happy birthday to your husband! 3mo
Elizabeth2 @kspenmoll thanks!! 😊 3mo
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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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Hubby and I took a long walk with the pup. Now I am relaxing and he‘s photobombed my background. Hamilton‘s making his bed in my reading chair. Oh, how I love that dog! ❤️🐩📚 #amreading #dogsoflitsy #poodlesoflitsy #hamiltonsighting

tammysue ❤️🐶 3mo
brit91 Awww so cute!!😍🐶 3mo
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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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Walked for 45 minutes, now I‘m reading in the car during soccer practice. #momlife #soccermom ❤️📚⚽️

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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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Last Weeks‘s stats. The #reversereadathon certainly helped get my numbers up! 11 of the hours here are from the Dewey‘s Readathon. My reading week would have been terrible without it!

AkashaVampie I just downloaded Bookly. How does it work exactly? Do you have to tell it when you start reading and when you stop? Was wondering how the time part works 3mo
Elizabeth2 @AkashaVampie yes. You add a book to “My Books” and then hit the button for “Start Reading” it times each reading session. Once you‘ve started the book, the button changes to “Continue Reading.” You can also hit a “+” button to add a reading session if you didn‘t use the timer. That function allows you to add the number of pages read, time and date. I love my Bookly app! It has really helped me focus on and develop my reading goals. 3mo
Elizabeth2 @AkashaVampie you can pause the reading session too, and then resume when you pick the book back up. When your reading session is over, you hit “Stop” and record the page you reached. It then calculates your reading speed and how long it will take you to finish the book. It stores your stats for total time read, pages read, etc, indefinitely (as far as I can tell). I can see how many pages and mins I‘ve read since I started using the app. 3mo
AkashaVampie @Elizabeth2 thank u sweetie! I will definitely have to give it a try! 3mo
Elizabeth2 @AkashaVampie 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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I‘m outside enjoying my porch again today. It‘s warm, but I love reading outside. Now if these mosquitoes would just leave me alone...

Lots of characters to keep straight from early on in this book. I had to sketch out a family tree cheat sheet! I think I‘ve got them all down, and I‘m quite curious as to how this will all play out.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My final total for the #reversereadathon. This total is about 2 hours less than the last 24 hour readathon, in April. I finished 2 books and started a 3rd (I was already part way through one of the 2) and read a total of 526 pages. I‘m headed to bed early to make up for only 3.5 hours of sleep last night!!

These readathons really help me with my monthly reading goals!

@DeweysReadathon

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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Up next! There are 30 minutes left in the #reversereadathon and I am soaking up every last minute! @DeweysReadathon

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I absolutely loved this book! It‘s part mystery, part family drama, a sprinkling of romance and perfect for any book lover! Miranda‘s Uncle Billy has died and he‘s left her one last scavenger hunt and his bookstore. What she uncovers are long buried family secrets, and a whole lot about herself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Second book finished for the #reversereadathon! Just in time, as it‘s hour 24! @DeweysReadathon

phatsallylee Congratulations on completing the readathon! 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My total isn‘t what I‘d hoped it would be at this point in the #reversereadathon, with only 7 hours left to go. But this is more reading than I‘ve done in the last 2 weeks, and the readathon allowed me to declare today a mental health day (much needed right now), so there‘s that. I‘ve still sent texts and taken phone calls regarding my dad and his care, so it‘s not a complete mental break, but it‘s as close as I‘m gonna get. @DeweysReadathon

Maria514626 Sending good thoughts to you and your Dad. You need a mental health day! 3mo
Elizabeth2 @Maria514626 thank you! He moved into an assisted living facility yesterday. I got word from my brother that he was actually at an activity today, front and center, and sort of shooed my brother away, like “don‘t interrupt.” It brought me to tears. I didn‘t expect him to participate and I am so happy! 3mo
Maria514626 @Elizabeth2 That‘s fantastic! We‘re having similar experiences with my Dad in memory care. It‘s such a relief to know they‘re safe and cared for! 3mo
Elizabeth2 @Maria514626 it absolutely is. The process is an emotional one, that‘s for sure. Wishing your family the best, as well. 💗 3mo
Maria514626 @Elizabeth2 Thank you! ❤️ (edited) 3mo
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My #reversereadathon was interrupted to listen to a friend going through some stuff, and to have a conversation with my ultra thin and trying to bulk up 19 year old about why eating a bag of pistachios is not a healthy way to meet one‘s caloric goals (not to mention outlandishly expensive - oh my grocery bill!).

Now I‘m back! I am loving this book!

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Up early to continue the #reversereadathon. My reading buddy would much rather be in bed, but takes his job as my constant companion very seriously. ❤️📚🐩
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brit91 Awwww so cute!!😍🐶📚 3mo
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I‘m probably headed to bed in about an hour, so I‘m allowing myself one of my favorite beers with my snack (extra dark “Specials” pretzels) and my next book. Normally, alcohol is a no-no for me during a readathon because it makes me sleepy. 🙂 My plan is to read until 1am-ish local time, and get up around 5am tomorrow. I love reading when the rest of the house is asleep. ❤️📚 #reversereadathon

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Starting this one next for the #reversereadathon. There‘s a them for me for this readathon: bookish books. 🙂📚❤️

 @DeweysReadathon

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I loved this book! It‘s contemporary chick lit and romance, but it‘s also a love letter to books. Amy Byler is a school librarian who has been a single parent for the last 3 years, because her husband walked out and didn‘t look back. Until now; now he‘s back and he wants to spend time with the kids. Now she‘s taking the summer off, on a #momspringa, and rediscovering Amy Byler. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
First book complete for #reversereadathon @DeweysReadathon

mcipher I loved this one, too! 3mo
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Really enjoying this book, which in addition to being a fun read, is sort of a love letter to books. ❤️📚 I am participating in the Dewey‘s Reverse Readathon. It‘s hour 2 and I‘ve read for a little over and hour and a half. According to my Bookly app, I‘ve got another hour and a half of this book. Had a nap just before 8pm and some iced coffee, which will hopefully help keep me awake past my bedtime (which is about now). #reversereadathon

PetuniaCraftyKneecaps Awesome! Happy reading! 3mo
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Why We Read What We Read | John Heath, Lisa Adams
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Picking this one up next. It was highly recommended by one of my besties. She raved about it on vacation last week. Bonus: it‘s a Kindle Unlimited book selection! 👍🏻❤️📚

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I really enjoyed this book. The last 1/3 or so was unputdownable. Twists are revealed as the book moves along, keeping the reader engaged. I thought it was cleverly written, and I cared about the characters. A perfect vacation read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5