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hermyknee

hermyknee

Joined February 2017

“There is always something left to love. And if you ain‘t learned that, you ain‘t learned nothin‘.” - Lorraine Hansberry
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#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

The days are difficult. Today was difficult. I went to the gym intending to take a HIIT class again today, but had a pretty severe panic attack (disorientation, nausea, you know the drill). So, I left the class (completely embarrassed btw) and walked/ jogged on the treadmill for 35 minutes and listened to this sweet story in Jemisin‘s collection, “L‘Alchimista” — I always love reinvented folklore 🖤

BlameJennyJane 🤗🤗 2h
howjessreads Sorry about the panic attack! But well done getting a workout in anyway! 1h
nu-bibliophile I used to get bad panic attacks too. But I'm glad you were able to have a good treadmill workout. 1h
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cobwebmoth I've had to leave events that I really wanted to attend because of panic attacks. Hang in there. *hugs* 57m
Chrissyreadit Panic attacks stink. But I‘m beyond impressed that you still got in a work out. 36m
Leftcoastzen I‘m so sorry, hope things get better!I‘m rooting for you. 23m
mcipher Yuck, that sounds awful - but way to tough it out and make it through!! So impressive. Sending best wishes that tomorrow is better. ♥️ 15m
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Happiness | Jack Underwood
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#NotBookRelated - Definitely had a #treatyoself moment the other day and ordered all these amazing things from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Company! Portions of their proceeds go to helping doggie rescues re-home pups! 100% of proceeds from the Rescue Roast go to a different no-kill shelter each month! ♥️ These things would make great #swap gifts 😉

👉Shop here! https://groundsandhoundscoffee.com

#adoptdontshop #animalrescue #dogsoflitsy

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 3h
Leftcoastzen Great cause! 3h
TheSpineView I love that shirt!💜 2h
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Jee_HookedOnBookz 💕💕💕The shirt especially! 43m
Marmie7 My daughter buys that coffee and has shared it with me😋 That shirt😻 42m
SW-T Love their Alpha Blend 😊 23m
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Hey @wanderinglynn I‘m back at it for the #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC 🙌🏼 I‘m hoping to keep it up this week. One day at a time, right?

Turns out, this book of short stories is great for working out! I love N.K. Jemisin. I love her so much. And these readers are awesome!

Overall, successful afternoon!

Caterina Yay!! Great start to the week! You can do it! 🙌 🎉 1d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 One day at a time and one step at a time. You got this! 1d
BethM Great job! Never thought about short stories. 1d
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Clwojick You‘ve got this! 💪🏻♥️ 1d
KathyWheeler Great job! I need to read that book. 1d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 20h
TheEllieMo Well done! 19h
dariazeoli Nice job 🙌 16h
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I‘ve listened to the first two stories, “The Ones Who Stay and Fight” and “City Born Great” and I am once again blown away by Jemisin‘s gorgeous writing style and hard-hitting messages in these speculative fiction worlds. I don‘t know how long it will take me to listen to all of them, but I am absolutely loving this collection on audio. I love that there are different readers for each story.

💛

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The Giveaway Girl | Rose Marie Lambert DeHart
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Congratulations @Nessavamusic !! Email me at hermykneegoespostal @ gmail to claim your prize!

💖✨🥳🦄🌈

JoScho Yay!!! @Nessavamusic 🥳🥳🥳 3d
AmyG Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 3d
Nessavamusic Woohoo thank you!!🥰 3d
BethM 🎉 1d
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Just downloaded the second Anne Bishop book on my kindle! The ARC I was reading left a bitter taste in my mouth, and I guess I just find this series kind of...cozy? This is the update I made on Goodreads - what do you think of my description, @Chrissyreadit ?! 😂

audraelizabeth Have you tried her black jewels series? 3d
hermyknee @audraelizabeth nope! The first book of hers I read was Written in Red which I received in a swap recently. Should I add it to my list?! 3d
audraelizabeth They are different as far as fantasy goes but i have you they do not need to be read in order for the most part. I love good world building and black jewels does it very well. 3d
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Chrissyreadit I liked black jewels. It is more feminista sort of. Cozy paranormal is a good description of Bishops style. 3d
Chrissyreadit I can‘t find your review 😫 3d
hermyknee @Chrissyreadit oh I didn‘t review it, I just posted an update 3d
QueenJen I feel the same way about these books, cozy. That's a fantastic description! 2d
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All of Us with Wings | Michelle Ruiz Keil
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I received an #ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I had to stop 50% of the way through. While the writing and world-building felt like a love letter to San Francisco through the ages: the Beats, hippies, glam, and punk with a hint of witchcraft (all of which I enjoy), it was heavy-handed. I didn‘t realize going in to it that there would be so many upsetting and triggering scenes in the book.
#netgalley

hermyknee Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, rape, age-inappropriate relationships. You can read my full review (including spoilers of the 50% that I read) on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2818244336 3d
Kappadeemom I just finished an ARC that I didn‘t love. I hated to pan her book but I also feel it‘s not fair to only rate books I love plus it screws up my review percentage. I‘d like to know how other reviewers handle a book they don‘t like. 3d
hermyknee @Kappadeemom yeah, well, I rated this one 1 star and it‘s the first time I‘ve ever rated on Netgalley. I hated to do it, but honestly, I wouldn‘t recommend this book to one of my students. I don‘t really think that the triggering subject matter was handled particularly well, and I don‘t think the protagonist develops healthy relationships as she tries to move past her trauma. While the writing style was good, the story itself really wasn‘t 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3d
LibrarianRyan @Kappadeemom I give a review. even if i absolutely hated it. Just be sure to use constructive criticism. Not just pure hate. tell the author and other readers what exactly you didn't like and why. You never know, sometimes the author changes things. 2d
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The Giveaway Girl | Rose Marie Lambert DeHart
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✨⭐️LAST CHANCE!⭐️✨

A fantasy mystery box for fans of the Harry Potter universe, ACOTAR, and more! Plus one fantastical book off of your #TBR shelf!

To enter: tag the book that made you love the fantasy genre in the comments below!

⭐️OPEN U.S. ONLY⭐️

Closes tonight @ 11pmEST; winner will be announced tomorrow morning!

🌈🦄🐉🍄🥀🌙🌈 🦄🐉🍄🥀🌙🌈

bookandcat Ooh! Tough question. Probably The Hobbit or Redwall was first, I am not sure which one I read sooner - both were in elementary school! 3d
Owlizabeth I know exactly the book because I used to look down on Fantasy (except HP) until I read it and was like “This is my JAM!!” 3d
hermyknee @Owlizabeth woop! I‘ve never read it, so I just added it to my TBR! 3d
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wanderinglynn I was given the whole Belgariad series when I was in 5th or 6th grade & fell in love with fantasy. The first book is 3d
Meaw_catlady Magic, Love, adventure. 3d
umbrellagirl Hard to think of just one. Probably something by Anne McCaffrey long ago. Or maybe 3d
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Thank you for this one @Chrissyreadit ! Such an engrossing world. I think I‘ll have to continue with this series. I‘m definitely interested in Tess. Who is this Gorgon-esque creature?!

3.5⭐️

Chrissyreadit Not gonna lie. Tess is one of my favorites. 3d
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The Giveaway Girl | Rose Marie Lambert DeHart
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Hey guys! I‘m hosting a SciFi/Fantasy Mystery Box #flashgiveaway 🧡 To enter, just tag the book that made you love the sci-fi/fantasy genre in the comments!

If you love the Harry Potter universe (especially all the fantastic beasts therein), you‘ll love this mystery box!

Open U.S. only (sorry, I really can‘t afford international shipping right now 💔)

Giveaway closes Sunday 5/19 at 11pm EST - I‘ll announce the winner Monday morning!

BethM I love HP but this book made me fall in with with fantasy as a kid! 4d
catiewithac There are so many to love, but this was the first classic sci-fi that hooked me! 4d
Chrissyreadit I think The Chronicles of Narnia or The Chronicles of Prydain - I loved them both so much and I have no idea which one I read first. 4d
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Caterina Definitely Harry Potter!! I remember everyone going crazy over the books at the Scholastic Book Fair when I was in elementary school, and me begging my parents to buy me the first book. As soon as they gave it to me I couldn't put it down, and my dad folded a sticky note in half for me to use as a bookmark during dinner. I used that same sticky note for the rest of the series. ❤️ 4d
Catsandbooks I loved this series! 4d
j9brown The whole Wheel of Time series will always be pretty special to me - it got me very hooked on the whole fantasy genre with the first chapter! I devoured several of the books on the bus back and forth from high school, then had to wait years in between releases for a long time after that 😛 4d
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the giveaway! Before HP, LOTR sucked me in to the fantasy genre. 4d
JoScho I do love some HP but Ready Player One was a sci-fi book I fell in love with. 🖤 4d
BookwormAHN Thanks for the giveaway. I love HP but before that there was 4d
DrexEdit Gosh! Such a great question. I really have no clear memory of a specific book that started me down the sci/fi-fantasy path, but I do remember reading The Wizard of Oz series a lot when younger. I‘d call that a fantasy story. 😊 First hard sci/fi was probably Ender‘s Game. (edited) 4d
Craftylikefox I would have to say His Dark Materials I read it before the Harry Potter series ( love the Harry Potter series so much!) and I remember spending a hot summer day just devouring 4d
rjsthumbelina I think mine was the Gemma Doyle trilogy 😊 4d
ElishaLovesBooks There‘s so many good ones but my first ever fantasy read/love was 4d
Geeklet This is a very nice give away. I‘ve always been a sci-fi/fantasy fan. I can‘t remember the first book I read in the genre because it‘s always just been part of who I am. The first one I remember making a big impact was Ray Bradbury‘s The Martian Chronicles. I read it sometime in middle school. I still remember the cover. 4d
Megnogged Probably something from my childhood like The Hobbit or 4d
juliegumdrop I read it almost 30 years ago for a class in college. (edited) 4d
TheBookKeepers This is awesome, thank you! Mine is 4d
RainyDayReading There were so many! For instance Harry Potter definitely made a huge impact. But before Harry Potter was Tamora Pierce 🖤 I loved all her Tortall books so my first instinct would be to say her Immortals Quartet....but if you really want to go waaay back...it was Which Witch? By Eva Ibbotson. Loved that book so much! That set off my lifelong love of witchy things as well 😁 4d
Branwen I first read The Hobbit when I was in middle school. I had no idea what it was about, but I was shallow and drawn to the cover! 😁 I soon got sucked into the tale of dwarves, hobbits, elves, and stolen treasure. And who can forget Smaug, my first dragon? 😄 After that, I was totally hooked on the fantasy genre! 4d
PaigeTurner So many! But one of the first was definitely 4d
faelinwolf Thanks for the giveaway! You are so sweet! ❤ I think Piers Anthony was probably the one who started me on my sci-fi/fantasy path, but an early favorite was Mercedes Lackey's Heralds of Valdemar trilogy. 4d
RamsFan1963 I'd read the LOTR trilogy, but it was Frank Herbert's classic that really turned me into a sci-fi fanatic 4d
jb72 Terry Brooks - This trilogy made me fall in love with the genre in the 90s. I devoured all three books very quickly. 4d
Michollio Probably my first fantasy-like book, and one I definitely loved (and will love forever) 4d
Nessavamusic My first fantasy series that I will always have sentimental attachment to! 4d
whippoorwill815 Like many others, Harry Potter certainly gets part of the credit! But the other big one for me is The Dark Tower series 4d
tracey38 I loved HP, but those were when I was already an adult. As a child, I loved the Narnia series and the Wizard of Oz. Also the Chose Your Own Adventure books were fun and had some scifi stories. I was also obsessed with The Neverending Story. 4d
BethM I‘m not going to lie I‘m stalking this for Recs. @glitterkitty459 I Adored those and still have my copies! @faelinwolf mine was the same but I started with Black Gryphon! 3d
Avanders Nooooo I totally blanked this. 🤭 Fun giveaway!! ♥️♥️ 1d
hermyknee @BethM yesss! This giveaway added so many books to my #tbr 1d
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So, I splurged and got myself the May box for my birthday. It included some of my favorite fandoms: LOTR, Stardust, Howl‘s Moving Castle 💖 But, I‘m not going to lie, I‘m pretty disappointed by what they did with those fandoms. They‘re such beautiful, magical worlds and I think that OC really missed the opportunity to include some gorgeous art from those worlds. Oh well. This will be my last #OwlCrate until The Queen of Nothing comes out!

hermyknee I do love that pillowcase though! It‘s beautiful! Perfect for my new sheets! 4d
Cailey_Mac Agreed; out of the products I‘ll use the pillowcase and the water bottle. I think some art prints could‘ve vamped it up more as I wasn‘t familiar with Stardust. 4d
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Charlie doesn‘t want me to go to work today. He is really enjoying watching me read Written in Red.

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I wish I could stay home and just keep reading, but I have to go make some money so that my dogs can have a better life 😂😍🥰 #dogsoflitsy #charliethefox #readingbuddies

BookwormAHN So cute 😻 6d
AlaMich 🐶❤️ 6d
Crazeedi Awwww.! Precious!! 6d
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LeahBergen 😆😆 6d
JoScho Sweetness! 5d
SW-T That face! 😊💕 5d
UwannaPublishme 😁💕 5d
BookBabe 🙃 4d
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I love my new kindle paper white 😍 Woke up early to get some reading time in this morning - hopefully it makes the day more bearable.

Kaye ♥️ 6d
Dragon Enjoy your Kindle! 😀🐉 6d
Leftcoastzen I love mine too!❤️ 6d
BookBabe 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
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Here is my #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge summary for week 1 — I may have been overly ambitious with both my book and fitness goals.

Can I revise them @wanderinglynn ?

wanderinglynn Of course! ☺️ I want everyone to succeed and sometimes that means realizing we set the wrong goals. Plus, life happens. 💜 Stay strong. You‘re doing great! 6d
Megara I‘m also tired and trying! I had to change my fitness goals too! You‘re gonna do great. 6d
phatsallylee Great job this week! 6d
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guinsgirlreads You‘re doing great! Any effort is effort!! 👏🏻 6d
Stacy_31 You are trying, and that‘s what matters. Great work this week! 🙏🏼 6d
4thhouseontheleft I didn't meet all my goals either, and that's okay! Celebrate what you did accomplish! (and that you are one week closer to summer break). 😊 6d
kspenmoll I did not meet all mine either. Finished a book but only did 2. 9 miles, not 6!!!! 6d
Bookwormjillk I had to fudge mine a bit. Like @wanderinglynn says life happens 6d
BookwormAHN Good job 👏🏻 6d
Kaye You tried. That‘s what counted. Don‘t give up. Maybe you started out setting your goals a bit too high. Start low , then work your way up. You‘re TOUGH. You can do this. 💪🏼 6d
catebutler You still tried which is great in my book! A little tweak, even if it‘s each week, will make those goals doable. 💓 6d
julesG You're doing good. You went out there to tackle the fitness monster. Revise your goals and don't fret about the first week. 6d
Chrissyreadit 👏❤️👏❤️everything counts. 4d
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I may be in a reading slump, but at least I‘m meeting my #bfc fitness goals! The first mile and a half was a run/ walk with Nico; the second and third a more fast paced run on my own! I was feeling pretty angry before I ran, so I‘m glad I did because I feel a lot better. And of course my phone was about to die, so I didn‘t listen to an audiobook (that‘s just how my life is going right now) 😭

Any good #audio recommendations? #bookfitnesschallenge

AprilMae Great job on the fitness goals! 1w
TheSpineView Doing good! Keep it up! 1w
Hestapleton Awesome job! One of my favorite audios is tagged! So funny and entertaining. 1w
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wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 1w
monalyisha My husband finds catharsis through running, too! Such an admirably healthy tactic! 1w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 1w
jb72 There‘s an audiobook version of Dracula featuring Tim Curry. It is awesome! 7d
Bookishlie @jb72 how did I not have this in my life?!?!?! 7d
jb72 @Bookishlie it‘s pretty awesome. I found it a few years ago on audible. I think it was some feature and I got it for almost free. Tim Curry is an amazing narrator anyway, but the cast adds such depth. 7d
Bookishlie @jb72 thanks! And now I must add an audible account to my burgeoning book apps...... 7d
jb72 @Bookishlie 😂 I just had to update and delete some stuff on my iPad so I didn‘t have to delete any bookish apps or ebooks. 7d
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This book is good, there is no doubt. But, I think I will have to come back to it. I‘m having a really hard time concentrating recently. I have it in hardback, so maybe actually reading it is the way I should go instead of listening to it on audio. Hopefully when this school year ends I‘ll be able to focus on something. #tbr #audio #botm

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#bookfitnesschallenge update: Monday & Tuesday, I didn‘t get in the 30 minutes of cardio I had planned on. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were awesome though!

I plan to get in a good workout after work today unless, like yesterday, I come home soul-crushed and utterly defeated and crawl in to bed at 8.

We shall see! #bfc

Chrissyreadit Are you still looking for another job??? Do not let anything crush your soul! Brainstorm careers and what you love!!!! 1w
OrangeMooseReads Awesome! Sometimes things happen and life can be tough on us. Hope today is a better day for you. (edited) 1w
Kaye Every day you wake up is a chance to start again. If yesterday was crappy, don‘t give up, try again today. You can do it. 1w
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wanderinglynn Life sucks sometimes. But don‘t let it get you down. You got this! 🙌🏻 And we‘re here for you. 💜 1w
4thhouseontheleft Summer is almost here, you can do it. 💖 1w
mrp27 Happy Belated Birthday! 🎉📚🎂 1w
BookwormAHN You can do this 👏🏻 1w
Clwojick You‘ve got this! 🙌🏻 1w
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13 days. Just need to make it through. I‘ve never had a May be quite this difficult. I am really hoping for some positive changes at our school next year. I just have to make it through this one.

#quotsymay17 #sweet #lizdoesquotsy

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️you can do it!!!! 1w
Avanders You got this! 🦹🏻‍♀️🦸🏼‍♀️🦹🏼‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️♥️♥️ 1w
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cobwebmoth You can do it! Big hugs!❤ 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz 💪💪 1w
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My mom and I went to see the new Tolkien movie today for my birthday and I loved it! It gave me all the feels. I really enjoyed learning about Tolkien‘s life and thought the movie was beautifully done. It doesn‘t have great ratings on rotten tomatoes, but it gets a glowing review from me! ♥️

Has anyone else seen this one?

Soubhiville Not yet but I‘m looking forward to it! Happy Birthday! 1w
BethM I want to! Given that I have vacation coming up soon I might have to wait until it hits dvd though. 1w
IamIamIam Happy birthday!!!! 1w
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hermyknee @Soubhiville @IamIamIam thank you for the birthday wishes! @BethM I hope you like it! 1w
TheBookHippie Awe :happy birthday!!! I‘m glad this is good ! I‘ve a few young ppl that want to see it. 1w
Lovesbooks87 Happy Birthday! 1w
TheSpineView Happy birthday! I think you have to be a bibliophile to get the movie. 1w
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Haaaaaapppppy Birthday! 🎂💐🎉🎉🎉 1w
phatsallylee Happy birthday! I saw it last week and i agree that it was a good movie. Not sure why the reviews are on the negative side 1w
LauraWeasley Happy birthday! 💐 1w
DivineDiana Belated Birthday greetings! 🎉🎈 🎂 7d
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The Long Ride | Marina Tamar Budhos
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So I‘m about 50 pages into this #ARC and I think I‘m going to set it aside. It‘s not bad at all; it just isn‘t pulling me in. There isn‘t a lot of description of the side characters, so I‘m having trouble keeping them straight. The language is simple and straight-forward, so I think it will make a great addition to my ESL classroom library. Since it‘s not bad, but I‘m not finishing it, I won‘t review it. I might just need a break from YA for now!

TheBookHippie The bookmark!!!!!❤️❤️❤️ 1w
hermyknee @TheBookHippie it‘s one by Jatip Designs! @That-Bookish-Hiker created it! 1w
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Aaaahhh thank you so much @Chrissyreadit

What a kind and wonderful surprise!!! I‘m so lucky to have gotten to know you through Litsy and @Avanders wonderful #SFFS 💙 Now, which book to pick 🤔 Choices, choices...

♥️♥️♥️🥳

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛💛💛 1w
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Walked to & from the coffee shop this morning! #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge #nicobluehound #dogsoflitsy

BarbaraJean 👏🏼I love seeing the #dogsoflitsy also participating in the #bookfitnesschallenge! 😁 1w
BookwormAHN Nice job, cute dog 💕 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
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TheSpineView Good job!😊 1w
OrangeMooseReads Any walk is a good walk 😊 way to go! 1w
hermyknee @OrangeMooseReads yeah - all my muscles are sore from my workout yesterday, so a walk to and fro the coffee shop was about all I could handle this morning! Nico added some good resistance training 😂 1w
Caterina Good job keeping the streak up even through the soreness! Pups are great walking buddies. 😊 1w
Erofan Hello! Happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉 1w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚😘📚😘 1w
dariazeoli The best destination ☕️ Nice job! 1w
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday!!! 🥰📚📚📚 1w
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I just can‘t get in to this one. It doesn‘t really resonate with my own experiences and I‘m not really diggin‘ it.

Bklover Then time too move on! Too many other books out there. And congratulations on six months! 💛 2w
Kaye 💕 2w
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So, my friend and I planned on taking a nice light workout 30 minute class, but when we got to the gym, they were having a special class with a trainer who flew in all the way from New York! Needless to say, I got my money‘s worth and my butt kicked, but I sure do feel good! One of my 60 minute workouts already completed for week one! I hope I can keep it up!

Now it‘s time to make lunch and listen to the tagged book! #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

cobwebmoth Good for you! I need to get myself moving today! 2w
VanChocStrawberry Wow! That‘s great! 2w
hermyknee @cobwebmoth @VanChocStrawberry PS - that is a google image; the reality of me doing HIIT training is much less pretty 😂 2w
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jillannjohn That‘s awesome 👏 2w
TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
Emilymdxn Wow well done! I‘d love to be able to do classes like this one day - I‘m right at the beginning of a fitness journey but stuff like this really inspires me! 2w
hermyknee @Emilymdxn I‘m at the very beginning of my fitness journey, too! I don‘t think I could‘ve handled it six months ago before I stopped drinking, and it really tired me out (about to take a power nap), but a good trainer will work with you where you are. I definitely recommend group fitness classes to help you improve and feel more comfortable! 2w
BookwormAHN Way to go👏🏻 2w
RachelO 👏👏👏👏👏Good on you! I‘ve been doing circuits classes for the past couple of months, which I think is similar (possibly a lot gentler though!). I can‘t get over how much I love them, and every station has options, so if you can‘t do one thing you can do another. I agree @Emilymdxn - if you find a group fitness class you enjoy, it makes the world of difference! 2w
Cinfhen Fantastic!!!!! 2w
nu-bibliophile Great job! 2w
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
hes7 Nice job—especially with choosing the more challenging, unplanned workout! 👏🏻 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
Caterina 🙌 Oof that sounds amazing but HARD! Great job, and I hope you're not too sore tomorrow! 👍 2w
Sharpeipup 💪🏻 2w
guinsgirlreads Good stuff! 💪🏻 2w
dariazeoli You rock! 💪 2w
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1. Flavor blasted goldfish (Xtra Cheddar)
2. Rings, bracelets, necklaces
3. Parks & Rec
4. Stardust
5. Green, blue, purple
6. Coffee; Topo Chico
7. I‘ve got lots of good summer memories so this one is hard to pin down.
8. @Hestapleton @hes7 @4thhouseontheleft @BekahPat @That-Bookish-Hiker

nelehelen Yumm goldfish are the best! And narrowing down one memory is so hard. Thank you for joining and playing! 2w
That-Bookish-Hiker I love stardust! I finished reading it on the plane and now I want to rewatch the movie. May do that today since I didn‘t get a chance during the week. 2w
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag! I also love Parks and Rec! (edited) 2w
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Got in my thirty minutes running/jogging/walking! #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

Is this all I need to post each day, and then on Thursday post a summary?

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wanderinglynn There‘s no requirement to post every day. For purposes of points, there is a weekly check-in, either on Thursday or Friday, and state how many points they earned that week and their overall total points. Other than that, you may post as often as you‘d like. 2w
wanderinglynn You can also earn points by cheering on/encouraging fellow participants by commenting on their posts. So it does help everyone if you do post more than just the weekly check-in. 2w
wanderinglynn And way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
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dariazeoli Nice job! 👍 2w
hermyknee @wanderinglynn this is fun! I was being really ornery before I went running. My mom is visiting and I thinks she appreciates me doing this challenge as much as I am happy to be doing it! Thank you for the motivation and encouragement! 2w
hermyknee @dariazeoli thank you! 2w
Wife 🌹 2w
wanderinglynn It‘s like Elle Woods says, “exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don‘t shoot [other people].” 😉 2w
4thhouseontheleft You just made my day by using “ornery“ in your comments. I 💙that word. 😂 2w
guinsgirlreads Great job! Love the pic too! 👍🏻👏🏻 2w
Kaye 💖 2w
LapReader Ha! @wanderinglynn Great quote. Good luck and thanks for getting our butts into gear. 2w
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn love the quote! @hermyknee it‘s your birthday week!!! 🎉 hope this weekend is fun! 2w
Clwojick 😂Goal Digger! i love it! 😍 2w
TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
Caterina Great job! 👏 I loved that audiobook, so heartbreaking and powerful. 2w
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Optimists Die First | Susin Nielsen
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Aaaaahhh omg @JoScho this is the kindest birthday package!!!! I couldn‘t even get everything in three photos! Not pictured here: ALL THE SNACKS! And a cupcake bath bomb! I had to get all the delicious smelling gifts moved to high ground before the mutts attacked! I love everything so so so much!!! 😂🥰😍

I am so glad Litsy has brought us together. This has been the week from hell and you‘ve really made it so much better! Thank you so much, Jody!

BethM What a lovely package! I hope your week gets better! 2w
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎈🎊🎉 📖😋 2w
JoScho So glad you like everything and I am also super grateful Litsy brought us together! Enjoy your long weekend 🤗❤️🎂 2w
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All of Us with Wings | Michelle Ruiz Keil
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I‘ve already been approved for three titles on Netgalley! I have a lot of reading to do this weekend 💙💙💙 #netgalley #arc #kindle

That-Bookish-Hiker I meant the author for that last book and I already preordered her book. I‘m so excited for it. Can‘t wait to see what you think about it. 2w
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I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. Umberto Eco

#quotsymay19 #enigma #lizdoesquotsy

Craftylikefox 💕💕 2w
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Look what I just signed up for! Fun fact, my friend just got me to sign up for a gym membership with her, so I‘m hoping this challenge motivates me to actually use it enough to get my money‘s worth!

Book Goal = 6 (1/week on audio!)
Fitness Goal = 4.5 hours (1x day 30 min run/walk; 2x week 30 min strength training)

Now that I‘m 6 months sober, I‘m trying to develop healthy habits to deal with stress and anger, so this is perfect!

Avanders 🤗🥰♥️ 2w
Trashcanman Congrats on your 6 months. 2w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And exercise is a great way to channel negative energy. I particularly enjoy boxing—a great workout both cardio & strength, plus its great for stress relief. 2w
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hermyknee @wanderinglynn i was taking boxing with one of the trainers at my gym but he recently left 😭 2w
hermyknee @Trashcanman @Avanders thank you 🙏 🥰♥️ 2w
MaleficentBookDragon Congrats on your 6 months! 🎉 I think this challenge will help so many of us. 2w
saguarosally Six months! ❤️ 2w
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♥️♥️♥️ My best friend knows me so well!! She sent me all this for my (early) birthday!!!! 💖🌻☺️

Traci1 Nice! Happy Birthday! 🎈 2w
rather_be_reading wow! Happy Birthday! 😍 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Happy birthday!😉🎂🎉 2w
Chrissyreadit Is that a pencil bag? I love it- it reminds me of Kiki‘s Many Strong and Beautiful Women painting. 2w
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Squeee! My #BOTM box is here! 💖💖💖

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Some fun quotes about #work 🤪

I really need this school year to be over.

#quotsymay17 #lizdoesquotsy @TK-421

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I camped this weekend and it was actually really fun! This short book was a fun camping companion, but it reads more like a collection of blog posts than anything else. I‘m glad I checked it out through kindle lending library rather than buying it.

My kindle was perfect this weekend! Thanks for all of your advice - the battery life is awesome!

Mitch Looks like an amazing weekend 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
JoScho Glad you made it and enjoyed it. How did Nico do? 2w
readordierachel Pretty spot! 2w
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hermyknee @JoScho I didn‘t end up taking her (too many unknown variables) — she stayed with a friend and was totally spoiled! 2w
Dragon 👍😀🐉 2w
Chrissyreadit I was just visiting your page to see how camping went. Glad you had fun and your kindle was great. 2w
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1. Coffee! But, in summer, I do like grabbing a Tazo iced tea. Their herbal teas are delish!
2. Salty
3. Dogs!
4. Beach! I just don‘t have a lot of experience with mountains 🏔
5. @JoScho @LapReader @saguarosally @RebelReader @Gissy @Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn

#summersantagoespostal #summerthisorthat

saguarosally Hi there! I still exist, lol. Haven‘t finished a book in probably a month or more. 😳 3w
Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 3w
JoScho 💛💛💛 3w
hermyknee @saguarosally that‘s okay! It happens! 2w
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Aaaahhh I bought myself a kindle paperwhite for my birthday! Just in time for camping this weekend 🤗 I downloaded this book for free through the “kindle lending library” - I‘m brand new to kindle, so if you have any tips and tricks, let me know!!!

#kindle

BlameJennyJane I imagine you will love it! I adore my paperwhite! 3w
Cortg Congrats! I bought myself a Paperwhite for Christmas and I‘m loving it! I download books through my library. 3w
Jen_Reads If you have Amazon Prime they have a Prime Reading feature which is fun. I‘ve found a lot of good books and graphic novels that way. 3w
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Joanne1 Turn the brightness right down. I find it easier on the eyes and the battery lasts for weeks. I only turn it up if I‘m reading in low light. Also don‘t forget you can adjust font style and size. Lastly I love the dictionary function, I now find myself trying to press on words to find their meaning in all books! 3w
JoScho Yay!!! You will love it! 3w
Nessavamusic Happy birthday enjoy! 3w
SW-T Happy birthday 😊 3w
RadicalReader Hope you enjoy it nothing more wonderful than an ereader 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto Happy Birthday! I am obsessed with my paper white. I hope you love yours just as much! If you check out ebooks through your library you can send them directly to your kindle. It‘s amazing! 3w
Lindy What a great gift! 😊 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto Also, my battery life lasts way longer if I keep my kindle on airplane mode when I‘m not downloading anything. 3w
readordierachel Fabulous! 3w
Dragon Congratulations! 3w
Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I love my ebooks on kindle- when is your actual birthday? Are you ready for your camping trip? 3w
Weaponxgirl If you have ePub books you own already that are not drm protected then you can change them to mobi using calibre and transfer them onto your kindle from your computer. You don‘t always need to buy all new books 3w
Kaye A special happy birthday wish. 🎂. Kindles are great. So handy. The tips already given are great. Very handy to check out library books without leaving your couch. Once they‘re downloaded, turn on the airplane mode so the battery lasts longer. Also if you‘re into Netgalley, most of their books are Kindle - friendly. Enjoy. 3w
hermyknee @BlameJennyJane @Cortg thank you!!! @Joanne1 turned down brightness! @Jen_Reads I‘d love to know more about the prime reading feature! @JoScho @Nessavamusic @SW-T @RadicalReader thank you!! @Ashley_Nicoletto Airplane mode, check! @Lindy @readordierachel @Dragon thank you!!! 3w
hermyknee @Weaponxgirl I don‘t know what half of those words mean 😱😂😭 @Kaye thank you 💖 I‘ve turned down the brightness and put it in airplane mode so it lasts while I‘m camping! (I also have a portable charger 🔌) 😊🤪 (edited) 3w
hermyknee @Chrissyreadit I hope I‘m ready because we‘re heading out this afternoon! 😱 My birthday is on May 13th!! I‘m excited — my mom is coming to visit! 3w
Weaponxgirl @hermyknee 😆 sorry! Lots of ebooks are sold in ePub format but amazon wants you stuck into their system and only work as mobi format so you can‘t buy books from allover the place. Some ebooks have a protection on them to stop you from sharing online ect but some don‘t. If you have some ebooks you‘ve bought from elsewhere that don‘t have the protection on them calibre is a free and legal program you can add to your computer that 3w
Weaponxgirl Will convert the books to a format that you can use on your kindle. It‘s a lot easier than I. Making it sound I swear! It‘s just useful if you have bought ebooks from elsewhere in the past. Hope I made that make more sense this time 😁 3w
Kaye Something else that‘s really neat , if you also put the Kindle app on your tablet or maybe phone ? I‘m not sure about that since I don‘t have a fancy phone, but if you have the Kindle app, now that you own a Kindle also, go to your app, click on the lines in the right hand corner at the bottom. Click on Reading Insights. It tracks the days and weeks you read. It‘s new and really neat. 3w
Chrissyreadit BTW your title choice is funny! If by bathroom you mean tree to p** behind, I‘m sure you will be fine 😆😘 3w
Lindy About borrowing library ebooks as @Kaye mentioned, do you live in the USA? If so, then yes! (Not in Canada, and I don‘t think Amazon has made agreements with libraries in any other country either.) 3w
rubyslippersreads Happy birthday! There are often bargain memberships to Kindle Unlimited that you can sign up for, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/promoLanding?promoCode=fa8abaf7-9ed9-49f3-a4a4... (edited) 3w
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“It will always take a certain #audacity to write or to make art of any kind.”
Chris Raschka

#quotsymay19 #lizdoesquotsy #typorama
📸Typorama Unsplash contributing photographer: Mercedes Alvarez

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I left the book I‘ve been reading every evening, Written in Red (it is such an engrossing book, @Chrissyreadit !) at work. Luckily, today was #MALS Swap day so I have this beauty to read tonight! Thanks again, @bullbunny !!!

#MythsAndLegendsSwap @MeganAnn

lover.of.the.classics That looks interesting. 3w
audraelizabeth It is my mythology/folklore pick for read harder challenge. 3w
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you are enjoying Written in Red too. 3w
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like #home.“

#quotsymay19 #lizdoesquotsy

JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3w
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ this quote and loved the book its from! 3w
Craftylikefox 💕🖤💕 3w
Mdargusch So true! 😁 3w
gradcat Yaaasss! ♥️ 3w
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I can‘t believe you made me a Loki! You‘re so talented @bullbunny 💛 Look at his little face! I love him 💛

#MythsAndLegendsSwap @bullbunny

JoScho @bullbunny he is amazing! 3w
BethM Wow! 3w
Craftylikefox So cute!! 3w
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MaleficentBookDragon @bullbunny that is amazing! I ♥ him! 3w
LibrarianRyan Ahhhhhh. Such a good job. 3w
mreads Awesome ❤ 3w
bullbunny @JoScho thanx! 3w
bullbunny @MaleficentBookDragon he is very adorable! 3w
bullbunny @LibrarianRyan thank you so much!, I learned new things with him 3w
bullbunny Have you stood him up yet? 6d
hermyknee @bullbunny yes! He‘s on my bookshelf! Everybody thinks he‘s so cool 😎 6d
bullbunny That's so great!! I am glad! 6d
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Thank you so much, Erika! I love the little Loki — he is my favorite!! I can‘t believe you made him for me 🥰 He goes perfectly with the Norse mythology book! Reawakened sounds so good. And you made me a tote! Everything is so great and I cannot wait to drink that coffee!!! #MythsAndLegendsSwap #MALS

@bullbunny @MeganAnn

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MeganAnn Loki is adorable! 😍😍😍🎉⚡️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
bullbunny So glad you like everything!! If you haven't tried, he actually stands on a flat service. And the quote on the bag. Is tied to Persephone I believe ^^ 3w
Chrissyreadit @bullbunny you are so talented! 3w
bullbunny @Chrissyreadit aww thank you! I really appreciate it! 3w
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I almost missed the last day of #quotsyapr19 and that sure would have been a #mistake 💛 #lizdoesquotsy

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I have been looking forward to Elizabeth Acevedo‘s new book and I cannot wait for it to get here! Pub day is May 7th - I wonder if I‘ll get it before then?

Necessary People also looks like a good summer thriller!

#BOTM #BOTMMay

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Thank you so much, @Eggbeater 💖💖💖

My heart is filled with gratitude for you and your kindness and all of your support over the last six months - it means so much to me. This is a beautiful journal and I appreciate it so much!

xoxo
Liz

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Just the prologue has my heart wrenched out and smashed open... and I‘m angry. Humbled. Riveted. #audible

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So, one of the teachers needs an emergency chaperone on the Girls Outdoor Leadership camping trip this weekend, and I‘ve been recruited. There‘s a 54% chance I‘ll die. I‘m allowed to bring Nico with me, and Charlie is off to stay with his girlfriend! I‘m pretty excited, but I know I‘ll need a good book to get me through.

Any recommendations for good books to take camping? Is there a specific type of book you like to travel with? Comment, please!

cobwebmoth My first thought(because of the camping) is 3w
nelehelen I love this one so much! Read and enjoy being outdoors! Hope you have an amazing time. 😊 3w
Craftylikefox I like light or fast paced books. Usually a mystery. 3w
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Avanders Lol 54% chance.. 😆 When graveling (in any capacity), I like taking books set in that place or doing that thing.. I‘d probably look for a cozy mystery involving camping 😁 But... I might recommend staying away from a thriller... hmm 🤔 probably something like HP that is engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable but not scary! Maybe... (just bc it‘s my new favorite book): 3w
Kappadeemom I take my Kindle when camping so I can read in the dark!👍 3w
Johanna414 If you‘re anything like me, steer clear of anything even remotely scary... 3w
AudreyMorris I like to read things that take place near where I‘ll be! I read all of Mark Twain‘s Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County whole camping at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. It is short! 3w
Kimberlone Any small paperback that you won‘t mind getting dirt or beat up! 3w
mdm139 I would stay away from the books The Troop and The Bear, maybe bring a survival guide and a book by an author you like 3w
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Reggie @mdm139 Lolol The Troop. If she wants a heart attack. I haven‘t read the Bear so I‘m gonna look it up. I‘m with cobwebmoth, take a cutesy comic or graphic novel with you. With all the kids who knows if you‘ll get to deep dive into a book. Btw, you‘re awesome for helping to save a trip! 3w
hermyknee @cobwebmoth @nelehelen @Craftylikefox @Avanders @rather_be_reading @Kappadeemom @Johanna414 @AudreyMorris @Kimberlone @mdm139 @LapReader @Reggie thank you for all of the recommendations! I actually finally just pulled the trigger and bought the kindle I‘ve been eyeing for the past 6 months, so, I think, I‘ll be able to load a few and read what I please! I‘m so excited! I‘ll definitely stay away from horror and thriller and camping gone wrong... 😳 3w
LibrarianRyan Two girls are forced to meet at Sumer amp 3w
LibrarianRyan Haven‘t read it yet, but it might prove to be a scary campfire story 3w
LibrarianRyan A prison camp for kids 3w
LibrarianRyan Might be too scary. It‘s in my collection but not read yet. 3w
LibrarianRyan I hated this book but I am in the minority. 3w
LibrarianRyan A classic reread maybe 3w
hermyknee @LibrarianRyan I also hated We Were Liars! All of the other recommendations sound great! Percy Jackson 💙💙💙 3w
Chrissyreadit I just saw this post and thought 3w
Chrissyreadit And Amanda Bouchet is a fun, fast read- I loved her trilogy that starts with 3w
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In Other Words | Jhumpa Lahiri
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“Almost any American can connect on some level to a family background of having come across some ocean. They say, 'My great-grandparents came from wherever... this is why we have this last name, why we do this thing at Christmas.' All the details get watered down but don't quite #disappear.” Jhumpa Lahiri

#quotsyapr19 #lizdoesquotsy

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Honestly? I found most of the characters self-centered & predictable. Nothing surprising.

I liked Karen. I would‘ve loved a book from her perspective, about her experience, her relationship with Graham & all that they went through. I‘ve heard Daisy‘s story before, I‘ve heard Billy‘s story before... It‘s compelling enough to finish though -as @JoScho said - it‘s like listening to an episode of VH1‘s Behind the Music.

⭐️⭐️ #unpopularopinion

JoScho Karen was for sure the coolest character 3w
CarolynM I feel you. 3w
IamIamIam I hate when books don't live up to the hype! 3w
HOTPock3tt @hermyknee Totally agree with your review! @joscho it was exactly like an episode of behind the music omg! I switched over to audiobook for most of it and omg it was tough to finish even with that 😪lol (edited) 3w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“...so coming down really does start to feel like rediscovering sanity. And when you rediscover your sanity, it‘s only a matter of time before you start to get an inkling of why you wanted to escape it in the first place.”
- Daisy Jones