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Joined September 2017

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#bookfitnesschallenge #grumpycat
I am a day late posting my weekly update (very sick yesterday-didn‘t want to move). I was able to get in 3 gardening sessions and 1 meditation so I hit my goal. I also read or listened to 7 short stories/books (703 pages). I‘ll count that as 2 books out of 6 for my goal. Points: I‘ll edit once I count them up. My favorite was the Grumpy Cat book. #shewillbemissed #sosad

JaclynW Sorry you have been sick! I hope a speedy recovery is on its way! 4d
jb72 @JaclynW Thanks! I‘m much better now. Maybe it was food poisoning?! Much to do today (chores - boo!). 4d
JaclynW @jb72 I'm glad you feel better! Chores can wait! Take one more day to recover! 🙂 4d
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wanderinglynn Glad to hear you‘re feeling better! Great first week 🙌🏻 4d
BookwormAHN I'm glad you're feeling better, nice first week 👏🏻 4d
Erin7 Sorry to hear you‘ve been feeling bad. Good for you for pushing through. 4d
4thhouseontheleft Hope you're feeling better! So sad that Grumpy Cat passed away this week. 😩 4d
jb72 Thank you all so much! 4d
VanChocStrawberry Sorry you were sick! I was sad to hear about grumpy cat, too. :( here‘s to a healthy week 2! 4d
Clwojick Hope you‘re feeling better now. 💕 3d
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#hellothursday #iamdoneadulting
I‘m a bit late to the game today...a bit of food poisoning I think.
1. Ice cream for dinner/reading whenever/whatever I want.
2. Cleaning the bathroom 🚽
3. No bills to pay 💰
4. Making pizza at Little Cesar‘s
5. Realistically my parents never gave me any advice. I learned a lot through my own stupidity and reading books.

wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you‘re feeling better! 💚 And thanks for playing! 💛 5d
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#24B4Monday #readathon #bannedbooks #maymadness
Take a moment to join the readathon May 24-26, and maybe add a banned book or two. What banned books have you read recently?

TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 6d
Clwojick I have so many books planned out for next week! I don‘t know how I‘ll get through them all. 🙈 George has been on my TBR forever, and same as The Hate U Give. 6d
jb72 @Clwojick I know what you mean, but you can do it! 6d
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4🌟🌟🌟🌟 Just finished this little gem. It‘s a short book, but packed with some interesting tidbits on reading. Of course I added a few titles to my ever growing TBR. Bogel mentions two important points I‘d like to touch on: acknowledgements and starting a book journal. I started reading dedications and acknowledgements a few years and many are great! Next: start a book journal! I‘ve been wanting to for years. Have you?

MySharonaK What do you do in a book journal? 6d
jb72 @MySharonaK Really you can make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. There a few YouTube videos and plenty of Pinterest pictures online. Basically I want to record all of the books I read into a paper journal. I also want to set up some yearly and goal pages. It‘s similar to the bullet journal system only for books. 😁 6d
MySharonaK @jb72 it sounds like a wonderful idea! Thanks for explaining 6d
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jb72 @MySharonaK Anytime! 😁 😉😺 6d
Crazeedi I bought a book journal the first ofthe year. I have my list of books read on Goodreads but I love The physical copy. Ijust wish I had donethis from my youth.😍 6d
jb72 @Crazeedi That is awesome! I wish I had started at a young age. But I guess better late than never. I also may create a few past yearly pages. 6d
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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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#bookfitnesschallenge #artmatters #neilgaiman
I finally got this book on interlibrary loan. It is a short book full of well written advice. Art does matter. I also included a pic of my favorite painting - Starry Night. What‘s your favorite painting?

marleed the woman in the gloves tamara de lempicka 1w
jb72 @marleed I had to look that one up. Cool 😎 painting! 1w
marleed We‘ve had a large print of that painting in my home for years. Everyone likes it for a different reason. We call affectionately call her Bullet Breast. She looks like she could be Evelyn Hugo in the TJR book! 1w
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BookwormAHN My favorite is also Starry Night. I love Van Gogh's paintings 💜 1w
Leniverse Starry Night is one of my absolute favourites too. As a child I was a bit obsessed with Kittelsen (he painted a lot of fairy tale scenes) and had a poster of his Water Sprite on my bedroom wall. I still enjoy his paintings, like "Nøkken" and "Troll wonders how old he is". 1w
Leniverse And I have recently "discovered" Artemisa Gentileschi. She was one awesome woman and I love her paintings of women breastfeeding, bleeding nipples and all. Not to mention her revenge painting, "Judith Slaying Holofernes", where she painted herself as Judith and her rapist (who literally got away with murder because he was famous) as Holofernes. 1w
4thhouseontheleft A Gaiman book I haven't heard of, it sounds good! My favorite painting is one of Frida Kahlo's self-portraits with monkeys. 1w
Clwojick This is one of my ultimate favourites. 😍 I cried when I seen a Van Gogh in person at the MOMA. 1w
jb72 @Leniverse The Kittelsen paintings are very cool 😎I had to look those up. 6d
jb72 @Leniverse I hadn‘t heard of her so I looked up her paintings. Very interesting. 6d
jb72 @4thhouseontheleft Her self portraits are so amazing. The Gaiman book is very short. 6d
jb72 @Clwojick I probably would too. One of my high school teachers (French I believe) had that hanging in the classroom and I stared at it all the time along with Escher‘s Staircase. 6d
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#gardening #wildroses #audiobook #bookfitnesschallenge
I tended to some plants today. I also cleaned out two planters and planted some bunching onion seeds and radishes and zinnias. The wild rose bush popped up all on its own. The sage flowers are beautiful. My hollyhock has come back. Later on I plan to work on some stretching and meditation.
#flora&ulysses

Caterina Beautiful garden! Great job #audiogardening! 😊 1w
Itchyfeetreader This looks beautiful well done! 1w
wanderinglynn Gorgeous garden! 🙌🏻 1w
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Crazeedi ❤❤💐💐lovely garden 1w
4thhouseontheleft So beautiful! 1w
BookwormAHN Lovely 🌷 1w
nu-bibliophile Pretty flowers! 1w
dariazeoli Looks like you accomplished a lot! 🌸 1w
Clwojick Your flowers are stunning! Great job! 1w
Erin7 Beautiful flowers🌺🌻💐. Sounds like you‘ve had a busy day. 1w
Bookishlie I‘m so jealous. I have a peace lily since December I have managed to not kill a few times now.... 6d
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#bookfitnesschallenge #meditation #audiobook
Today I spent 30 minutes on meditation (Molly Roberts) and two hours on the tagged audiobook. It rained here today so no getting outside other than to care for the chickens.

wanderinglynn That sounds like a fascinating meditation. Is it through an app? And good job on going 30 minutes. 👍🏻 2w
jb72 @wanderinglynn No it‘s on YouTube under Molly Roberts (Her Speak). I enjoy all of her videos. This one leads you to the beach and transforming into a mermaid and feeling relaxed. 2w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
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4thhouseontheleft That's such a cute book! Sounds like a great YT channel, I'll have to take a look. 1w
wanderinglynn @jb72 thanks! I‘ll check her out. 👍🏻 1w
Caterina That's a lot of meditation, great job! 👏 1w
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Container Gardening | Frances Tophill
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#Bookfitnesschallenge #gardening #containergardening
A slow start for me, but I did some container gardening today. I also started a book called When the Moon Was Ours.

wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌🏻 2w
Read4life I had a slow start as well. It‘s ok. We got this! 💙 2w
jb72 @wanderinglynn Thanks! 2w
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jb72 @Read4life You are right! We can do it. 🏃🏼‍♀️ 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 💚 2w
Kaye 💚 2w
4thhouseontheleft Sounds like a peaceful way to spend the day. 😍 2w
Marina_h Gardening is great for the mind and soul so great start! 2w
kspenmoll Gardening is a workout that is so soothing & joyful! 2w
Caterina Love the gardening pics! Always better to start slow rather than overdoing it and burning out! 👍 2w
kindergartenkat I look forward to hearing your thoughts on When the Moon was Ours! Your plants look beautiful! 2w
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How to Speak Emoji | Fred Benenson
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#friyayintro
1. My top three emojis: 💩 🤢😎
2. Nope
3. Reading and cleaning 🧹
4. I‘m the first born
5. 💩😎👍🏻😻

Julsmarshall 😄😘❤️ 2w
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#idratherbereading #bookdragon
Very short book with some wonderful artwork.

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I enjoy most science books so this is a pick for me. There were several points in which I agreed with Hawkings especially some of his AI ideas and explanations. Frankly though I feel we should conquer our every day problems before adding robots that will overtake mankind.

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Tonight I got to meet Gwenda Bond and have her autograph the book she wrote about Stranger Things. #suspiciousminds #gwendabond #coolbeans

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Pooh's Workout Book | Ethan Mordden
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#hellothursday
1. Both
2. I like being outdoors best.
3. Music, no music, audiobooks...whatever works for the moment.
4. Walking
5. I listen to music on iTunes or audiobooks on overdrive. My favorite activity was always a short walk on the beach.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2w
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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A huge thank you to @TheReadingMermaid
I received my book today, and I‘m super excited to read it. In the mean time Wonder Woman will guard it. Thank you so very much!

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetheart 😘😘 Hope you enjoy it! 2w
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#recommendsday
Kris Radish - writes wonderful stories about women
Juliet Blackwell - writes a great witchy mystery series
Dominique Demers - writes a wonderful children‘s series
Neil Gaiman - writes amazing stories
Ali Benjamin - writes a wonderful children‘s book

Clwojick I have Annie Freeman‘s on my tbr for this month! I‘ve had it forever! And it was a random thrift store find. Had never heard of it before. 2w
jb72 @Clwojick My friend and I really like her books. Annie was a great read. I hope you enjoy it. 2w
TheReadingMermaid I have only read Coraline by Neil Gaiman. But I have The Graveyard Book sitting on my shelves. 2w
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid I just finished The Graveyard Book. It was pretty good. 2w
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The Secret | Rhonda Byrne
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Last day to sign up! #bookfitnesschallenge
Challenge yourself to take a step toward better health.

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 😀 2w
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For anyone who is interested and in the vicinity, Jackson County High School is hosting an author event on May 9, 2019. This is in Eastern Kentucky. #communityevent #kentucky

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My used book purchases yesterday. Fear Itself and Darkover. #stephenking #constantreader #usedbooksrock

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#booktomovie #MayMadness
One of my favorite book to movie adaptations is What‘s Eating Gilbert Grape. The book is so good, and the movie is great too.

TheReadingMermaid Ooooo 😗 that's a good one! 3w
Clwojick Yessss! I loved this one! 3w
rather_be_reading this is a book! omg 3w
Itchyfeetreader I loved that film and did not know it was a book first - will need to check it out 3w
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This is a definite pick. Pratchett is very passionate about his diagnosis and writing. 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I gave this 3 🌟🌟🌟. Overall a good read, but could use some editing. The fire was very interesting to@read about, and quite devastating.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39507318

kindergartenkat My hold on this should be in this week! 3w
jb72 @kindergartenkat I am looking forward to your thoughts on this book. 3w
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Two by Two | Nicholas Sparks
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Not my kind of book. I was very disappointed. There was too much arguing. Too much drama. Too much happy ending. Divorce is not an easy subject to write about, but I would say Sparks got some of it right. Sadly my favorite character Marge gets sick and dies. Tragedy. Maybe I‘d give it 2 🌟🌟.

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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#Remember #istandwithisrael #holocaust
I stand with Israel. Please take a moment to remember this day. I‘ve been to the Holocaust Museum in Israel along with the children‘s museum. It is more than heartbreaking. Educate yourself.

Crazeedi I visited the one in DC last summer, 💔 3w
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I‘ve decided to join the #BookFitnessChallenge that @wanderinglynn has set up. Go check out her post and join! Audiobooks and exercise! My goals will be six books and to exercise four times a week (walking, videos, stationary bike, etc). Time to get moving again. Thank you so much @wanderinglynn for setting up this challenge. I really needed the push.

wanderinglynn Yay! Thanks for joining us! 🙌🏻 3w
Megabooks This sounds awesome! 3w
jb72 @Megabooks 😎 I hope you join us! 3w
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jb72 @wanderinglynn Thanks for the challenge! 3w
saguarosally Yay! 2w
Kaye 💚 2w
Erin7 Looks like some great goals 😎
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Paper Girls #2 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I just finished volume 2 of Paper Girls. I‘m still a bit confused, but it is entertaining so far. #papergirls #graphicnovels

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Two by Two | Nicholas Sparks
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Audiobooks and building models. Even though I‘m not enjoying the audiobook (tagged library bookclub pick), it‘s fun to craft and listen to books. I finished this build today. It‘s called Eddie (Weird Oh).

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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1. Yes
2. Bram Stoker - love Dracula 🧛🏻‍♂️
3. Whatever works. I‘m ok either way.
4. Star Trek, Supernatural, Constant Reader, Sherlock Holmes
5. No
6. Both! I love plain chocolate and I love chips! I obviously have a problem. 😹
7. Not at all. It‘s interesting!
8. 💜 love used books! They have a second story. 📖
9. Yes
10. Pets! (jk...sort of) I also collect salt and pepper shakers.
#mysterymessageswap

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Two by Two | Nicholas Sparks
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April wrap up: overall I did better than I thought I would. I‘m working on my last audiobook of the month. It‘ll count toward April too so that‘ll bring my total to 13 books. I‘ve also made some good progress on Moby Dick. I‘m over 75% on that book. #ATB #aprilwrapup #reading

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#24B4Monday #readathon #popjargame
I got in just over 8 hours of reading. Not as good as I wanted, but made some progress. I finished The Graveyard Book, and read The Next Person You Meet in Heaven in full. I also started the tagged book.

TheReadingMermaid Sounds like great progress to me! You did an awesome sweetie 👏👏👏🥳🎉🎉 3w
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! Now it‘s time to start that stupid romance book for my library book club. LoL 3w
Andrew65 A great time - well done. 👏👏👏 Hope you enjoyed The Graveyard Book. See you next month. 😊 (edited) 3w
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The Graveyard Book LP | Neil Gaiman
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Update: total reading time so far is 5 hours and 12 minutes. I‘m currently in the middle of The Graveyard Book.
#24B4Monday #readathon #popjargame #neilgaiman

Andrew65 Love the Graveyard Book. Well done on the tine you‘ve got to. 👏 4w
JazzFeathers I should consider The Graveyard Book for my next readathon 🤔😊 3w
jb72 @JazzFeathers I‘m really enjoying it so far! I am listening to it and it‘s read by Gaiman. 3w
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#24B4Monday #readathon #popjargame
First book up and finished with a total of just over two hours read. Next up from my jar pick is Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (not a romance fan but it‘s the library bookclub pick).

Andrew65 A good start. 👏 (edited) 4w
Clwojick I loved The Five People You Meet In Heaven! I didn‘t realize this was a sequel. 😱 4w
jb72 @Clwojick I believe it just came out last year. My library happened to have it on display this week so I snatched it up. I enjoyed both books. 4w
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Clwojick Have you ever seen the movie adaptation for 5 people? I seen it about 12 years ago, but it‘s one of the rare times when they didn‘t change the story at all. 4w
jb72 @Clwojick I did have it on one day while I was doing other things, but wasn‘t fully engaged. I‘ll have to sit down and give it a go soon. John Voigt plays Eddie right? 4w
Clwojick I believe so! 4w
Clwojick If you‘re planning on participating in the #MayMadness challenge, week 1 is Book to movie adaptations. I was considering rewatching it myself that week. Especially now if I can get my hands on this book. 👏🏻 4w
jb72 @Clwojick Good idea. I saw the challenge and have been thinking about some books to movies. One of my favorite is 4w
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Moby Dick: bílá velryba | Melville Herman
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#24B4Monday #Readathon #PopJarChallenge #24B4MondayGiveaway
I‘m looking forward to the readathon at the end of the month.

TheReadingMermaid #PopJarGame OMG that is just so cute!!! 💕😍💕 1mo
Andrew65 Love love love the cup ❤️❤️❤️ Good luck with the Readathon. 1mo
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Thanks! Eeyore is my favorite Pooh character. My kids gave me that mug years ago. 1mo
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Andrew65 @jb72 Tigger says hello to Eyeore, and I also have a Winnie the Pooh keyring! 4w
jb72 @Andrew65 Great minds! 4w
Andrew65 @jb72 😊 4w
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#Litsy #litfluence #madeitto2000
Thanks to everyone in this group. I‘ve finally made it to 2000! You all are awesome. I love visiting everyday to see what everyone is reading.
Thanks to #ATB and all the members for recommending the site to me. @AceOnRoam @Erin7 @Jess_Read_This @norsulaulu @kindergartenkat @JaclynW @CSeydel

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!!!!!! Congratulations sweetie! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid Thank you so much! You‘ve been such an encouragement. 1mo
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wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉🙌🏻🥳 1mo
jb72 @wanderinglynn thank you! ☺️ 1mo
Erin7 🎉🎉Congrats!! 1mo
JaclynW So cool! 🙌 1mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 1mo
xxjenadanxx Congrats!! 4w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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#grateful21
📚 Libraries
📖 quiet reading time
🐶 snoozing puppies

Eggs 💗🤗💗🤫💗🐶 1mo
JaclynW I'm grateful to those things too! 1mo
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Moby Dick: bílá velryba | Melville Herman
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#friyayintro
1. Tagged - not as bad as I thought it would be 🐳
2. Grocery shopping. #reading #laundry-ugh
3. Eh sometimes. If my chickens are laying.
4. I am writing a novel and her name is Maggie (10 yrs old).
5. Done

JaclynW Number 4 = YAY! 1mo
jb72 @JaclynW Thanks Jaclyn. It‘s slow going and it‘s just a few details right now. 1mo
JaclynW @jb72 I love the name Maggie too! 1mo
jb72 @JaclynW Yeah the name and a bit of a story just came to me. I want to make her the girl who loves Halloween and had a semi creepy vibe. I feel like kids struggle to find books like that when they can relate. 1mo
JaclynW @jb72 My kids love creepy books!👻 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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1. Horror and nonfiction are my favorite genres.
2. Sci-fi or steampunk
3. Romance
4. Sci-fi (love Star Trek)
5. Jane Eyre - classic/romance
6. I forget the name of the book. I got a free audiobook, and the narrator was so bad I could not keep listening. He sounded like Rodney Dangerfield. Totally wrong for a horror book. It was so terrible it was a DNF which I rarely do.
7. Everyone!

Clwojick Oooo Steampunk! Good answer! I read the Etiquette and Espionage series and I loved them! I want to read Gail Carrigers other books too! 1mo
jb72 @Clwojick I haven‘t read those yet. I don‘t normally read YA, but I may give that a go. 1mo
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Original Sin | P. D. James
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Fireflies | Rabindranath Tagore
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#grateful21 #beach #sunshine #warm breezes
🏖 beach
🏝 sunshine
😉 warm breeze

Eggs Perfection! 1mo
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I just finished the audiobook. I‘d say it‘s fairly good. It has a feel to it similar to The Secret, but with more of a cheerleader vibe.

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1. So far, I‘ve feed the chickens and the dog (it‘s already Monday morning-ish).
2. Yes - it was R. L. Stein reading one of his kid books.
3. 🖤 black
4. I‘d love to visit France
5. A “friend” dropped my book in water.
#premondayvibes

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#grateful21 #music #audiobooks #earstohear
🎼 music
🎵 Audiobooks
👂 eats to hear

Eggs 🤗💗 1mo
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Pinnochio | Carlo Collodi
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#poetrymatters #waltdisney #wish
Take time out of your day to make a wish.

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1. You Are A Badass and Moby Dick
2. 💩🤢🤬 are my favorite emojis
3. 😎🤢🖤 are the last three emojis I used
#weekendreads

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If You Want to Write | Brenda Ueland
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#grateful21 #books #lucky #loveusedbooks
📖 booksales
🏛 libraries
📚 25 new used books

Eggs Lovely!! Nice haul ❣️ 1mo
jb72 @Eggs Thanks! I love used books. 1mo
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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#Friyayintro #booksale
Tomorrow is the book sale at the next county‘s library. I‘ll be headed there in the morning to buy books! This is something I‘m definitely looking forward to.

Stacypatrice It‘s beautiful 😁 1mo
jb72 @Stacypatrice It really is. 😁 I miss my used bookstores in Florida and NC. 1mo
howjessreads Nice! How many did you buy? 😉 1mo
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jb72 @howjessreads I bought 25 books for $3. 1mo
howjessreads @jb72 WHOA!! 1mo
jb72 @howjessreads yeah they call it bag day. You get a plastic bag for $3 and fill it with as many books as you can. 1mo
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Think and Grow Rich | Napoleon Hill
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#grateful21 #petsoflitsy
🎈 horror books are awesome
🎈 pets being so much joy
🎈 I got in my walk today on a nice warm spring day

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️ hope your walk was lovely 1mo
jb72 @Eggs thanks! I was nice and warm and sunny. 1mo
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