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heikemarie

heikemarie

Joined April 2016

I don't always read the newest books, or the "best" books, but I always read books. Proud teacher in NORK NJ one of the greatest cities in the world.
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Is anyone else attended FIYAHCON this weekend? It‘s been great so far! Amazing talks and panels with Rebecca Roanhorse, Kwame Mbalia, tons of amazing BIAOC, about science fiction and fantasy. I‘ve been glued to my chair!

Nute What is this? 1y
heikemarie @Nute Fiyah, which is a magazine of black speculative fiction, is hosting an online convention this weekend! fiyahlitmag.com 1y
Nute Thanks for the info. I had heard of the magazine before either from Litsy or a podcast, but I didn‘t know about the convention. Checking it out now!🙂 1y
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The way my life is set up, I am doing the thing I‘m supposed to and not telling anyone about it 😂 😭 @MaleficentBookDragon this went out, I promise! @BookwormAHN keep 👀 peeled, should be there Tuesday or Wednesday! #AllHallowsReadSwap

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I‘m ready! This arrived yesterday (I was already in bed when my husband brought it to me!) and I can‘t wait!! It feels like a book 🥰 😂@MaleficentBookDragon @EH2018 ! (I took a picture of mine before I sent it but I‘m about to teach class so I will post it this afternoon!) #allhallowsreadswap

EH2018 Yay! Glad you got it so quickly! 1y
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“Nor am I a Strong Black Woman™️. No one can live up to the standards set by racist stereotypes like this that position black women as so strong they don‘t need help, protection, care, or concern. Such stereotypes leave a little to no room for real Black women with real problems.”⬇️

heikemarie “In fact, even the most positive tropes about women of color are harmful precisely because they dehumanize us and erase the damage that can be done to us by those who might mean well, but whose actions show that they don‘t actually respect us or our right to self determine what happens on our behalf.” (edited) 1y
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Oof.

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I don‘t like Joyce Carol Oates, I don‘t like feet, and I struggle with body horror, so it‘s been a fraught couple of days on Twitter. But my hold on LFE finally came through so I‘ve got Sunday plans! Arya is the perfect catpanion for my plans.

rubyslippersreads I‘m just glad I saw warnings before I clicked on any photos. 😳 The only feet I like are kitty feet. 😸 1y
heikemarie @rubyslippersreads same!! Puppy feet accepted if I have a relationship with the dog 😆 1y
KVanRead Ugh. Foot photos really ought to be banned imo 😂 I‘m resisting the urge to look but still need to wipe out the mental images so thanks for the sweet kitty photo 😄 1y
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Today was the day that all the weight of COVID and the prospect of quarantining forever and not particularly enjoying spending every living second with my husband and worrying about where my kids are getting their meals and their hugs and their quiet reading time and dance parties came crashing down. Power was out most of the day. And culminated in me sobbing because Annabelle and Sebastian can‘t be together. And compulsively eating peach rings.

Bklover I love peach rings. And I get it. Sending love and support your way- ❤️❤️ Hang in there! 1y
Jas16 Sending 💕 1y
Bianca I‘m sorry. Sending light your way. 1y
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KVanRead Ugh, i feel ya, so sorry. ❤️❤️ 1y
TrishB Sending hugs and empathetic thoughts ❤️ I‘ve had this day too. Hope today is better. 1y
wanderinglynn {hugs} 💚 1y
Texreader Oh yes it gets to be so much that it is unbearable. I sure hope you feel better soon and the anxiety stays at bay. 😘 1y
JSW I hear you. I've had this day. It's rough. ❤️❤️❤️ We are here for you. 1y
CoffeeK8 I‘ve been there, so sorry you had such a rough day. Hugs 💕 1y
heikemarie @Bklover Thank you!! I don‘t eat peach rings often but when I do I REALLY eat them 😂 1y
heikemarie @Jas16 @Bianca @KVanRead @wanderinglynn Thank you 💕 as is the ebb and flow of things, today is better! Appreciate the love and support. 1y
heikemarie @TrishB @Texreader @JSW @CoffeeK8 I wish this wasn‘t such a prevalent feeling!! Doing a little better that morning, so glad for the support 💕 thank you! 1y
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Drive | Daniel H. Pink
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It‘s my first day of teacher development before the 20-21 school year. Here is my classroom 😭 we read the tagged book over the summer for this week. I think some points it makes about what motivates and doesn‘t motivate people are very useful. It talks about ways to foster autonomy, mastery, and purpose, since those seem to be the key ingredients to intrinsically motivating people. ⬇️

heikemarie It talks about the ways in which our management and business systems are outdated. While it wasn‘t focused on children, there is stuff that can apply, a few of the studies were focused on kids, and the appendix has more resources to think about the applications of this stuff in schools. Like most brief business-oriented books, it was a little light on the science and context for me. ⬇️ 1y
heikemarie I also know my organization won‘t implement this stuff for its teachers, so it feels hypocritical to talk about it for kids. But this is also something I come to expect from professional development. 😬 1y
Pruzy Nice computer set up! 1y
heikemarie @Pruzy Thanks!! I like to say my husband‘s love language is technology, so he built this for me. It makes a huge difference for teaching online! 1y
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Couching opposition to anti-racist speech and protest as a noble fight for freedom of speech is about protecting whites people from being criticized. It seems there is a belief among some white people that being accused of racism is far worse than actual racism.

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There isn‘t anything notably, individually racist about the people who work in all of the institutions he [hypothetical typical black British man] interacts with. Some of the people will be black themselves. But it doesn‘t really matter what race they are. They are both in and of a society that is structurally racist, and so it isn‘t surprising when these unconscious biases seep out into the work they do when they interact with the general public.

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This book is super readable, as all great nonfiction should be. I like getting to hear some history and perspective of a black person from Britain, and considering the similarities and differences in experience when compared to the US‘s history of race and racism.

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The Redwall Collection | Brian Jacques
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I am so excited - my complete set of Redwall books came in today! Kwame Mbalia (author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky) is doing a readalong of the series on Twitter and partnered with an indie bookshop to send books to people. It was a lot of money for me so I‘m devastated that 2 are water damaged 😭 but it couldn‘t be helped given the weather today and I am so excited to revisit this series from my childhood!

umbrellagirl Enjoy! 1y
Karkar Awesome! That is a huge stack 😍📚 1y
sprainedbrain Wow!!! 1y
batsy Oh my! Look at that stack. Bummer to hear about the water damaged ones :( 1y
Chrissyreadit I did not realize there were so many of these! 1y
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Before We Were Free | Julia Alvarez
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Did you read something that made you laugh today? I am reading BWWF with some rising 8th graders this summer for virtual summer school & today we came upon a part I had forgotten about - the nun teacher the main character meets is described as having musty breath 😂 😂 which already was gross when Alvarez wrote it but telling someone they‘re musty is a legit insult nowadays 😂 the kids loved it. Hope you all had some levity somewhere in your day!

ferskner This shows that I'm out of it!
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heikemarie @ferskner 😂 with the slang? Because every day it‘s something new! 1y
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Love,Unscripted: A Novel | Owen Nicholls
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My food isn‘t pretty tonight is it IS tasty. Burrito bowl monster with rice, chicken, pinto beans, street corn, avocado, red leaf lettuce from my CSA box, sour cream, and tapatío. My husband left me to my own devices ? which means I get to read at the table. I‘m polishing off the tagged book but I‘m still unsure about it... tell you more later. Hope everyone has something tasty to eat today!

Sleepswithbooks Your dinner sounds delicious!! 1y
heikemarie @Stacypatrice it was tasty if not photogenic!! Thank you ☺️ 1y
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As the kids say, “Let‘s goooo” 😂

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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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There‘s still time to sign up for and attend this event. An inspired thinker and writer and a timely conversation! #antiracism #blacklivesmatter #blackbooksmatter

Christine It was such a wonderful conversation! And I loved his idea for dealing with a racist friend by starting a bookclub with them and, after choosing a bunch of books that aren‘t about racism, sneaking one in that is! 😂 1y
heikemarie @Christine I liked it a lot! The casting issues were frustrating at first, I missed the beginning. I also liked the plug for book clubs! I thought his quote about teaching “black children they are not less because they have less, and white children that they are not more because they have more” was revelatory. 1y
Christine YES! That was profound. And yeah, the tech issues were a bummer. I thought about giving up bc I get so much daily Kendi wisdom via social media...but there is never too much Kendi wisdom. 1y
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I‘ve been gone for a long time. Being perfectly frank, this is a really privileged space & I was having a hard time trusting people - I wonder & worry about what all of the nice folks here would do when confronted with situations of oppression. Also, the tone of the Litsy Facebook page was increasingly petulant. That being said, I love having a space to talk about books with other people who ❤️ books - I don‘t have that in real life. So... hi :)

Tove_Reads I don‘t follow Litsy on FB and I guess it‘s a good thing then! I‘ve found this to be a safe space, and people share really personal things and I‘ve seen no one being mean. Maybe I‘m just lucky with the Litten friends I have? Pretty much all the other social media platforms are awful because people are really mean. (edited) 2y
Katerina Welcome back ? I've never really bothered with the litsy FB page, but I love the atmosphere here on Litsy. Let's have a great reading summer and talk about books ? I've just started "Before the coffee gets cold" and am really pulled into the setting of the book. What are you reading? 2y
heikemarie @Tove_Reads I agree that social media in other spaces is totally toxic! I don‘t think people on Litsy are mean - I‘ve really only had one bad experience in that regard - but I find myself losing patience for Nice White Ladies in the current climate (and even before obviously). It‘s nothing so stark as meanness. There are definitely some truly wonderful community members here. ❤️ 2y
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heikemarie @Katerina I just saw that one and it looks so intriguing! I‘m reading Love, Unscripted - I thought it was a romance and I don‘t think it is and now I can‘t decide whether I like it but I keep reading so that has to count for something? 😂 😩 2y
Megabooks I‘m sorry that you‘re having a hard time trusting people. It‘s a very bold assumption that people on litsy aren‘t fighting battles of oppression. I personally am but haven‘t felt like sharing it publicly. There is a saying, “Be kind, for you do not know the trials other people are facing.” I worry that I‘m being unkind to you, and I‘m sorry if you‘re facing personal battles, but let‘s not make assumptions about others. 2y
Tove_Reads Yeah, I just skip certain things if and when I get annoyed. My only bad experiences here have been a few swaps, so not doing them anymore. Had some really good ones as well. It seems like there is always one main topic on the agenda and then it becomes too much, and gets a bit out of hand. Doesn‘t seem to matter what the subject is. 2y
CoffeeK8 Welcome back. 💕 I find I just follow the people I‘m really interested in and prune out the ones who make me uncomfortable. 2y
heikemarie @Megabooks I don‘t know you and don‘t made assumptions about your personal battles. I appreciate you speaking your mind. I think talking about books is interwoven with discussions of systems of oppression, though, & it‘s a privilege to talk about books in a way that ignores this. That was my point & my frustration during earlier times on the app. I‘ve been here some time and was very active, so it‘s not a statement I make off the cuff. 2y
heikemarie @CoffeeK8 I really hear this and will have to make sure to do that moving forward - Thank you for the re-welcome! 😊 2y
Megabooks @heikemarie then you might be interested in @Emilymdxn and @ChasingOm #integrateyourshelf posts. I‘ve found a lot of good books from BIPOC, other POC, and LGBTQIA+ authors through these posts. It always pays to read widely! While we can‘t control who has the privilege of Internet access (to be on Litsy) or the writers that get published, etc. we can share and support these authors. 2y
heikemarie @Megabooks thanks so much for the reccs! I agree with using our limited attention wisely for sure. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I second @Megabooks recommendation of the #integrateyourshelf tag and prompts. I struggle with people on social media, too. Some days we click, and others we don‘t. I try to be kind, but I‘m too old to put up with people‘s b.s. sometimes. So I speak my mind. It doesn‘t always go well ... either way, it‘s good to see you here again. 2y
heikemarie @Tove_Reads I‘m working on my ability to pick my battles. I really appreciate the welcome and thoughtful engagement! 💕 2y
KVanRead Welcome back 😊 2y
heikemarie @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m definitely diving into the hashtag! I respect that you speak your mind and appreciate the perspective. Some days it goes better than others for sure. 😂 thank you! 💕 2y
heikemarie @KVanRead Thank you! 💕 2y
AkashaVampie @heikemarie hey sweetie. I'm sorry to hear u were having a hard time. U are more than welcome to join any of my groups. I dont like Facebook anymore becuz of all the drama. Haven't really used it in a year. So if u want to join my groups, the links are in my bio on my page. 2y
merelybookish We are (as is most of book culture, publishing, etc) a pretty white and privileged space. There are lots of nice white women on here, an identity I wrestle with. And with all the protests and increased focus on racial injustice, it's hard not to view this world with a critical eye. I found myself pulling back for a while too. All to say I understand and welcome back. 1y
sprainedbrain Missed you, Heike. You make totally valid points. ❤️ 1y
heikemarie @AkashaVampie Thank you!! I‘ll check them out ❤️ 1y
heikemarie @merelybookish Thank you for sharing and for the welcome! It‘s been great to see some of the race conscious and critical posts that have been circulating. 1y
heikemarie @sprainedbrain Thanks Jenni 💕 looking forward to some community time :) 1y
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I have long suspected that no one in my town reads - at least, not the same books I do anyway. Why do we need to purchase another Nora Roberts book when I haven‘t seen a new fantasy book on the shelves in months? But it worked out in my favor because today I waltzed in and got this and Nickel Boys right off the shelf with no wait list.

Lovesbooks87 I can't wait until mine comes tomorrow. Think I am going to save it for this weekend so I don't have to put it down if I don't want too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want both of these!! 2y
sisilia Wow, that‘s easy! 2y
iread2much Nice! 2y
iread2much But also sad. I have a similar issue where I live 2y
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I am driving a 16 foot truck from FL to WA to help my aunt move (she lives in WA but much of her stuff was in FL...). I‘m hoping we get to listen to the tagged audiobook today! She loves audiobooks, so it wasn‘t hard to figure out what we‘d do on our drive (once we were sick of carpool karaoke) - picture of TN!

Megabooks This is a great audiobook! Enjoy! 2y
Megabooks And drive safely!! 💜 2y
Zelma I really liked this book. Good choice for a road trip. (edited) 2y
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Nute A very cool Aunt-Niece venture. Safe travels! 2y
heikemarie @Megabooks @Zelma We really like it so far!! 2y
heikemarie @Megabooks @Nute Thank you! Halfway and doing great! 2y
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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I‘m in shock - we have lost a luminary.

Cathythoughts ♥️ 2y
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You guyssssss attempt #1 was pretty tasty. This is 1 cup milk (I used oat milk), 4 cookie scoops of butterscotch blondie ice cream, 4 scoops of vanilla caramel ice cream, 2 oz. vanilla vodka, 2 oz. butterscotch schnapps, and 4 Tbsp butterscotch instant pudding mix. Garnished with whipped cream, salted caramel drizzle (Smuckers brand), and gold sprinkles. A little watery, would halve the milk next time. Will try again tomorrow!

Megabooks Awesome!! Sounds really good!! 2y
heikemarie @Megabooks could easily make it nonalcoholic, take out the liquor and up the milk a bit, maybe add another Tbsp pudding to amp up the flavor! 2y
Avanders Mmm 🤤 2y
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NovelGirl82 Sounds awesome! 2y
Readergrrl My mouth is watering!!! I have a small bottle of “S‘mores” whiskey from a small distillery near me. You‘re inspiring me to try something with that.... 2y
LeslieO Oh my! 2y
4thhouseontheleft Wow! Sounds amazing! 2y
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Me, a rational human being less than 24 hours ago:
That butter beer drink was good. I wonder if I could make it into a boozy milkshake.
Also me, less than an hour ago:

NovelGirl82 Me, a complete grown-up: If you figure out a recipe, let a sista know! 2y
Megabooks Dr. Browns!! I don‘t drink alcohol, but I want some of those! Good luck! 🍀 2y
4thhouseontheleft Yum! Hope it works, and if so, recipe please! 2y
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Readergrrl Love this! Please do share! The Back-to-School Teacher Meltdown has begun! You may have the cure to the August Blues! 2y
heikemarie @Megabooks in my opinion, the only cream soda!! 2y
Megabooks @heikemarie yesssss!!! 2y
wanderinglynn That sounds like an awesome plan! 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Chilling Effect | Valerie Valdes
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This book comes out September 17 and features a Latina human space captain trying to balance being blackmailed by one of the most powerful groups in the galaxy with telling the truth to her friends and crew, and keeping them and her ship safe. It is definitely a fun space romp! It was a bit ambitious in scale, so I think the 2nd will be better now that I‘m more familiar with the world. Pick!

GrilledCheeseSamurai That cover is 👌 2y
heikemarie @GrilledCheeseSamurai riiiight? Drew me right in. 2y
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8 books in July! Time to put lots of thought into my August TBR o my to promptly ignore it 😂

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Thank you SO much @Catsandbooks for the delightful package!! Everything is perfect and I got Moody‘s wand! I‘m sorry I‘m late giving you thanks - I got home late and popped the sticker on my journal and dove in to Empress... basically the package was so good I had to be torn away 😉 thanks again!!!
#happeebirthdaeharryswap

Catsandbooks Hooray! Glad you liked everything! 💙🦅 2y
yeahnonotagain This is so cute! 2y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Okay okay okay I know I‘ve been MIA - sorry friends. Physically okay but went through a sticky depression bog combined with some real-life things I needed@to take care of. An update to the floating shelves question! I still haven‘t put them up because I can‘t find my stud finder (🙄), but I did get my stuff together for the other wall! I like it!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice!! 👏👏 looks perfect! 2y
rretzler Very nice! As a fellow depression sufferer, I can sympathize...some days it‘s just hard to get things done. 2y
collegecatlady Glad you‘re back and hopefully feeling a bit better! 2y
Kalalalatja Glad to see you are back! 🙌 2y
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This! This box is why I gotta order my swap stuff early. Got a soft-backed item for an upcoming swap only to open the door and KNOW I would need to do an exchange. 😩

Jas16 😱 3y
TK421 That's UPS for ya. I deal with them a lot at work. That is not uncommon at all.😕 3y
LeahBergen Seriously?? 3y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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It‘s been baby steps for #BFC - time to check in! I meditated every day ✔️ I yoga‘d 3/4 times (⬆️ from last week!) and I exercised 20/100 minutes again 😐). I hate working out so much! And the things that I think I would enjoy (CrossFit, kickboxing) cost 💰. But I will get there!! Onward and upward! Gandalf is trying to kill himself via box. Happy Sunday one and all!

heikemarie Forgot to add that the tagged book is what I‘m listening to right now! 3y
BookwormAHN Gandalf is adorable 😻 3y
wanderinglynn You had a great week! 🙌 You're making great progress and moving forward. It's good to strive for more, but it's important to celebrate what you did accomplish. 🎉 3y
wanderinglynn And Gandalf is so pretty! ❤ 🐱 3y
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Littens, I need your help! This is my current set up in my (very small but cozy) office. On the left is my bookshelf and TBR cart, and on the right you can see the corner of my desk. Here‘s the question: my dad gave me two small “floating bookshelves” for my birthday. Should I install them under the quote, or on that blank wall to the right?

hermyknee I think it would look cool if you kind of had them on both making a V shape in that corner? Have you ever seen The Great Interior Design Challenge (3 seasons on Netflix!) - that show always gives me decorating inspiration! 3y
Butterfinger I vote for the blank wall. 3y
hermyknee Oh I didn‘t see that you only have two - in that case they might be better on the same wall - I think they‘d look nice staggered under the quote ☺️ (edited) 3y
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Butterfinger I'm doubting myself too @hermyknee I now like the V shape idea. 3y
hermyknee @Butterfinger 😂😂 decorating is hard! 3y
heikemarie @Butterfinger @hermyknee 😂 teamwork is definitely in full effect here! And now I have a new show to Netflix binge too... 3y
LeahBergen How big are the shelves? Could you do one above the quote and one below? The books would look like they‘re illustrating the quote . 😄 3y
LeahBergen And then buy more floaters for the blank wall. 😆 3y
heikemarie They are one “stack” of books (new unit of measurement 😂) these are them (https://www.amazon.com/Umbra-Conceal-Floating-Bookshelf-Silver/dp/B000UO4KXY). I think I am going to need some grande sized art for that blank wall 🤔 3y
Meeko93 One on each wall 3y
CouronneDhiver Under the quote... seems fitting 😊 3y
hermyknee I can‘t wait to see what you do! A big painting on the blank wall would be totally rad 3y
bullbunny I like one on each wall too! 3y
Slajaunie Under the quote 3y
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Last week was off to a great start but will be marked as a learning week! I finished Becoming ✔️I meditated every day ✔️ I did yoga once ✖️ I worked out 20 minutes ✖️ so this week is all about figuring out how to fit in my yoga and workouts. Mentally it was a good week so that‘s a win! Picture of my book haul (I walked to the library!) to start off this week with energy! #bfc

wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 3y
mabell I had the same experience! Starting off, I was doing great, but then it became increasingly harder to meet my daily goal. If it was easy, it wouldn‘t be a “challenge”! 😅🤣 3y
heikemarie @mabell I‘m late to replying but I wanted you to know I took a lot of comfort from your response this week! Thank you! 3y
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The Sayings of Buddha | Gautama Buddha
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I meditated bringing day 1 to a close. My meditation ended with this saying from Buddha which I thought fit the weekly challenge of an inspiring quote. Love yourselves Littens, we‘re doing the damn thing! #BFCr2

wanderinglynn Great quote! (please remember to tag me on the optional photo challenges and weekly check-ins so you get credit for participation since that's how prizes will be determined this time. 😉) 3y
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I miss Sunday 😩 I exercised 20 minutes this morning, and did ten minutes of beginner yoga. I listened to Becoming and learned about Michelle‘s father and his battle with MS. Haven‘t meditated yet, but I will! Trying to start strong. #BFCr2

kspenmoll Breakfast looks marvelous & well deserved after your workout! 3y
ChasingOm Woo hoo, you‘re killing it!! 3y
heikemarie @kspenmoll I wish it were for today, but it‘s a weekly Sunday treat! 3y
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Starting my #BFCr2 journey by posting my goals. A few are weekly goals and my book goals are for the end of the six weeks. My audiobook this week is Becoming (Michelle Obama). My physical book is The Confessions of Frankie Langton. I deliberately avoided an eating goal due to a history of disordered eating, but I hope the cardio, strength, and yoga work will make healthy changes to my body!

Tadams4 That‘s so inspiring! 3y
Clwojick Way to go! These look like fantastic goals! Do you do guided mediation, or just mediate on your own? I‘m new to it, so I‘ve been looking up podcasts. I‘ve found the “mini meditations” to be the easiest to get into! 🙌🏻 3y
akckitty Happy day 1! 😋 3y
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heikemarie @Clwojick I use an app called Aaptiv for guided meditation- I really like it! Thank you! 3y
wanderinglynn Great goals! Will you be posting your weekly check-in today or tomorrow to let us know how you did this week? (And please remember to tag me.) 3y
heikemarie @wanderinglynn I‘m alive! I thought it was Monday start! I‘ll be posting them today and on Sundays moving forward!! Thanks for the accountability 🙌 3y
wanderinglynn No problem! I‘m just happy you‘ve joined us! 😀 3y
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Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
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Thanks @Owlizabeth for cool books, sweet summer pampering, Harry Potter and cat related love, and a poster book with my favorite group of women, the madres de la plaza de mayo (in addition to other coolness). And, when I checked my email, awesome ebooks were waiting too! I appreciate everything so much! I‘m excited to read stuff I haven‘t come across before! #summersantagoespostal

Owlizabeth Yaaaaaay!! I really hope you enjoy! 3y
tracey38 I really liked Written in Red! 3y
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This book is due back Monday so better get cracking! It sounds sooo good!

Especially since I can open my #summersantagoespostal box Friday! @BookishMarginalia I *did* mail mine out, but I didn‘t take a picture. I have a tracking number if anything is amiss! Gandalf is judging my inability to follow the guidelines.

readordierachel Those ears! 3y
Libby1 😻 3y
BiblioLitten 😁 3y
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True Believer | Nicholas Sparks
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Nicholas Sparks has been personally on my shit list for a while since he‘s an elitist prick with regard to romance novels. However, I had no idea he was this level of ugly, and so I think it‘s time to officially cancel him. #thankyounext

That-Bookish-Hiker What a terrible thing for anyone to do. I‘ve never read his stuff but I never wanted to. I love romance but for some reason I just couldn‘t bring myself to read it. I always thought he had a smug face lol. 3y
heikemarie @That-Bookish-Hiker A punchable face! Yeah, he says he is NOT a romance writer since romance only has one theme, “the taming of a man,” (🙄) and so he is a LOVE STORY writer, which has universal themes and is in so many words real writing. I‘m alll set with my romance! 3y
tournevis Think of all the buttkicks that could be applied.... 😏 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto This. Is. Disgusting. I wasn‘t a Nicholas Sparks fan before, but I‘m actively banning him after learning he‘s a garbage human. Also, I hate the crap he spouts about not being a romance author too. 3y
Rachel.Rencher What a smug bastard. Yep, he's cancelled. 3y
RvnclawWhovian Well this just makes me feel justified for never being a big fan. What an asshole 3y
kaysworld1 Oh this hurt, I enjoyed his books as well. Shame! 😡 3y
sprainedbrain I wasn‘t planning to read any of his books anyway, but he‘s definitely cancelled. 🙃 3y
batsy Ugh. To hell with him. Someone referred to him as the writer of books where "white woman fall in love with white men". And that worldview pretty much sums it up. Eww. 3y
BiblioLitten Never read him. Not going to bother. 😾 3y
PaperbackPirate Wow. Thanks for sharing! 2y
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Cats up to cuddle + caramel waffle cone iced coffee + the tagged book = best Friday night plans

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I have the joy of seeing Darnell Moore speak at my former school‘s College Signing Day. “Come, celebrate with me, that every day something has tried to kill me and has failed.”

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Hey @Owlizabeth did we just become best friends?! I found this sitting on my doorstep this afternoon. @BookishMarginalia , never fear, my swapper got me@m this bundle of joy with plenty of time! (Mine is going out this week, and I am so excited to open this!) #summersantagoespostal

Owlizabeth Oh jeez, I hope you like it! 3y
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Happy Pride month beautiful friends! I don‘t know what my June spread will look like yet but here‘s my May in a nutshell!

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Fall | Neal Stephenson
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It‘s Friday, I JUST got to the classic Stephenson move in this ARC of his new book out Tuesday (to completely change direction/time frame on this story making me scramble@to catch up), and I‘ve got a raspberry iced tea. Sometimes - only sometimes - being an adult is great.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman
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It‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s here it‘s

Ericalambbrown First episode was amazing! 💕 3y
Katerina Finally!! Just a few more hours of work and then I can enjoy it! 3y
heikemarie @Ericalambbrown I loved it! @Katerina what did you think?! 3y
Katerina @heikemarie I didn't get around to it yesterday, but I've just watched the first episode and I really like it. I have to say that I have favourably predisposed every since they announced the casting, but it really lives up to my expectations. One of the few times where I don't mind that I'll be seeing the tv show's aesthetic when I'll be re-reading the book. On to episode 2 :) 3y
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Say No to the Duke | Eloisa James
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I loved this continuation of the story of the Wildes. Lady Boadicea, named after the warrior queen, presents a totally different face to the world. Afraid of being lumped in with her mother, who ran off with the help and left her children behind, she debuts for her season with modest and grace. But she's not fooling Lord Jeremy, a family friend who is staying at the castle while recovering from complications of his PTSD. Sexy, sweet, funny!

heikemarie This definitely counts as a #romantsy pick! I received this advanced copy book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Full review up at https://ireadthereforeiam.wordpress.com/ (edited) 3y
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I enjoyed this book - an ambitious undertaking to connect history of “ideal“ women's body types to the introduction of black women through slavery into European society as the turning point of opinion on women's fatness. Provides a critical look at ways that men's contributions through art, society, &medicine continued to use norms as a way to degrade black women and oppress white women, and for white folk to continue to push white supremacy.

heikemarie I received this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. Original and full review is on my blog (https://ireadthereforeiam.wordpress.com/). 3y
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Sheafe Street Books | Portsmouth, NH (Bookstore)
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This was my favorite spot. Small, books stacked high, but the gentleman in charge obviously loved books and was an equal opportunity reader. We chatted about how we seem to spend more time reading reviews than actually reading. I‘m thrilled about all of the books I got at his spot.

Smrloomis 👍🏽 I loved There There so I‘ll be curious to hear what you think! 3y
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RiverRun Bookstore | Portsmouth, NH (Bookstore)
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I can‘t find the store in the database but this is from RiverRun Bookstore on Daniel St. it was cute with a carefully curated used book selection and some new. The woman was very kind and they sold cards made by adults with disabilities. Im@super excited to finally read The Proposal! #romantsy

TimSpalding Hey. Nice catch. I love that bookstore. It's in the system--both LibraryThing and as a book on Litsy--but the index isn't finding it. I'm working the problem. 3y
heikemarie @TimSpalding Awesome! I could have sworn I saw it there yesterday. Thanks for all you do Tim! 3y
TimSpalding @heikemarie Thanks. That one fixed. It's going to chew through the rest over the next 24h. 3y
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Portsmouth Book & Bar | Portsmouth, NH (Bookstore)
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Okay, I‘m home and I can show you all the awesome books I got! I‘ll do a post for each of the bookstores I went to. Portsmouth B&B has a great tap selection and my lunch was very tasty. They also do crafted coffee drinks so I could totally see myself here all seasons and all weather. I would seriously love to open something like it someday. I‘m really excited about the local beer cookbook!

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The fear of the imagined “fat black woman” was created by racial and religious ideologies that have been used to both degrade black women and discipline white women.

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Portsmouth Book & Bar | Portsmouth, NH (Bookstore)
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You guysss I‘ve dreamed of opening a bookstore bar and here‘s one just like I imagined! Drinking Founder‘s Curmudgeon‘s Better Half, a maple bourbon barrel-aged old ale. I‘ve hit 3 bookstores including this one, can‘t wait to post my haul later!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Good morning Litsy family! I am heading up to Dover NH/Portsmouth/Portland ME (the best Portland) for the long weekend. I used to live in the area and have family here so I‘m all set on food and entertainment but I have an afternoon free where I‘d like to hit literally all the indies. Besides Print in Portland where should I go?

WhatWouldJaneDo It would be a ways from Portland, but if you're up for a bit of a pilgrimage go to the Big Chicken Barn. It's incredible! 3y
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