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lauren.lerner

lauren.lerner

Joined March 2017

I don‘t go anywhere without at least one book because you never know when you'll have time to read. 📚 2019 Reading Goal: 37/52 📚
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Another doozy of a story selection from Levar Burton and a perfect pick for my #audiowalk home from doing errands with the kid this morning. Can‘t wait to read more by Gardner Dozois, including this collection! #TBR

🚶🏻‍♀️🎧📚
#litsywalkers #theneverendingtbr #dadadadadadadadahhh

twohectobooks Sometimes when I listen to this podcast his voice is so soothing that I just zone out completely. Happened when I listened to this story, sadly. 17h
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Sunday afternoon read.

HBO is premiering #HisDarkMaterials soon and while I don‘t have HBO, it‘s definitely going to be on my To Watch list! (Shout out to my parents who don‘t know I‘ll be requesting access to their HBO account in the near future!)

📖

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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The practice is always there whenever you‘re ready to return.
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[I needed this, especially that 2nd paragraph. I was a daily practitioner for ~1yr, then Little Dude arrived 8wks early & life went sideways. I really want to get back to my practice now that he‘s older. I‘ve been meaning to read this for so long & I‘m really struck by how much I‘m connecting to what Jessamyn (who I 💗 & have followed for years) has written here.]

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My #naptimereads on this gray and rainy Monday.

Hope everyone who celebrates Mother‘s Day enjoyed the day! To everyone who has a tough time with this “holiday” for whatever reasons, I hope you had a beautiful and relaxing Sunday.

🌧📚👓🍵💐

Tamra A beauty 1w
Chelsea.Poole Nice bouquet 💐 1w
lauren.lerner Thanks @tamra & @Chelsea.Poole! Mother‘s Day arrangement from my parents 💐❤️ 1w
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Saturday morning read with tea and company.

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#botm #currentlyreading #bookandabeverage

marleed Too cute! 2w
Cinfhen OMGeeeee!!! He‘s getting so big ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Adorable 💕💕 2w
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I‘m pleased to report that the book pocket on BOTM‘s new tote is large enough to hold the longest BOTM I‘ve ever selected at 562 pages. Can‘t wait to put this bag to good use!

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#bookmail #BOTM #BOTMbff

Avanders 😩neeeeeeeed.... 2w
lauren.lerner I‘m kind of obsessed, @Avanders 1w
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The Kingdom Of Gods | N. K. Jemisin
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A powerful, heart wrenching conclusion to The Inheritance Trilogy, I absolutely loved this book; Sieh was the perfect narrator. This #fantasy trilogy is truly extraordinary.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ScorpioBookDreams I‘ve read her Broken Earth trilogy and was thinking about buying this one. It sounds so good! 2w
readordierachel Love this trilogy 💙 2w
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April Lady | Georgette Heyer
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April 2019 reads roundup!

Total: ten (10) books
Not pictured: The Water Cure, Teeth, My Sister the Serial Killer, & An Unkindness Of Ghosts (Kindle); A Wrinkle In Time (audiobook)

Favorites: The Song of Achilles, An Unkindness of Ghosts, Teeth, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
[I also really enjoyed Broken Stars & hope to review it more specifically soon — recommend it for anyone who loves #scifi & #shortfiction.]

📚🎉
#LLreads2019

DefLeppard What was The water cure like? Heard a lot about that one. 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reads!! 📖💖 3w
lauren.lerner It was dark and dysfunctional, @DefLeppard — I really enjoyed it! 3w
DefLeppard Cool, thanks will check it out. 😊 3w
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The Broken Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
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Happy Thursday, y‘all!
I‘m really enjoying this book (though I‘ve not been able to spend as much time reading this week as I‘d like) and Little Bug enjoyed his first taste of (decaffeinated & lukewarm) green tea.

🧒🏼🍵📚
#raisingreaders #bookandabeverage #currentlyreading

Palimpsest Too cute! 😊 3w
readordierachel Cute! (And I like your teacup) 3w
lauren.lerner Found it at Anthropologie, thanks @readordierachel 🍵 3w
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My #BOTM #TBR is OOC but this one piqued my interest so it‘s my May selection.

(Plus I want that new BOtM BFF tote 👀)

Anyone else not get an email from BOTM today? No usual message in my inbox, so I went straight to the website anyway since it‘s the first of the month.

Jilly6183 I actually did get one today but I don't usually get one. They're email system seems to be a bit wonky. 3w
lauren.lerner That was my guess, @Jilly6183. Did you pick a book for this month or skip? 3w
Jilly6183 @lauren.lerner I got The Flight Portfolio, too, and How Not to Die Alone, which sounds kind of weird but I need a light funny book for a change! 3w
lauren.lerner I almost picked that as my second book too! (I‘m a sucker for anything Liberty recommends) @Jilly6183 3w
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The Broken Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
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I‘ve been quietly reading my way towards #25infive since Thursday (I‘m at ~15hrs right now; 🤞🏻to hit 25hrs by tomorrow afternoon), and before I start my next book, I want to take a moment to appreciate my toddler. He has been diligently assisting my #readathon efforts by bringing me All The Books from his bookcase to read to him. Thanks for the support, kiddo!

🧒🏼👣📚📖🙌🏻
#raisingreaders #goawayimreading #sundayismamasdayoff

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Morning read.

🙊📚🖍
#tuesdayreads #parenting #worldbookday

TheKidUpstairs I love Bunmi, she's great. 1mo
lauren.lerner I have been a fan of Bunmi for a while — I follow her on twitter and have missed her recently (but I think she was working on her upcoming book). @TheKidUpstairs 1mo
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Everything I‘ve read today, featuring all the books my kiddo brought me to read to him. I‘ve read everything but Pat The Bunny (which he prefers to “read” on his own) between two & five times since this morning.

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#raisingreaders #babybookstack #kindle #heletmereadallofonechapterinmyownbooktoday

SheilaChew Those stacking cups are one of my favorite toddler toys. Good times. 1mo
lauren.lerner Mine too, @SheilaChew ! We have them at home, our family bay house, and at both my parents‘ & grandmother‘s places in Florida. Nothing entertains him more than these cups. They‘re amazing!! 1mo
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I very much enjoyed this recording of the newest edition of one of my all time favorite books. Hearing Ava Duverney share what this work means to her, then listening to Madeline L‘Engle read her own introduction in a recording from a time before I was born, both really hooked me. I enjoyed Hope Davis‘ narration as well.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#kidlit #classic

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Started this one this morning before leaving Florida, where we‘ve been the last few days for a family wedding & the first Seder. I‘m really enjoying it so far, both the concept & the execution. Back home & ready to keep reading until The Ten Commandments airs (Yul Brynner 😍😍😍), aka how we‘re doing second Seder this year because the 👶🏻 is zonked from traveling.

#ChagPesachsameach to my Jewish Littens!
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#nextyearinJerusalem

AlaMich Chag sameach! 😊 1mo
lauren.lerner 💗💗💗 @AlaMich 1mo
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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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Super stoked for this release next week! I adore the way Meg Ellison crafts her post-apocalyptic world and the characters she populates it with, and I really can‘t wait to read Flora‘s book.

#comingsoon

JSW Stacked so fast. 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1️⃣ My Sister the Serial Killer; A Wrinkle in Time (🎧); So You Want to Talk About Race
2️⃣ 🕳🥯🧿
3️⃣ 😂👀❤️

Thanks @rachelsbrittain for the fun prompt to break up the weekend!
#weekendreads

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Evening read. I‘ve heard good things about this satirical Nigerian slasher novel & I‘m looking forward to reading something so dramatically different from everything else I‘ve read so far this year.

🔪💀📚
#currentlyreading #kindle #diversereads #readtheworld

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Good Night Florida | Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper
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Post-nap playtime always includes a self-selected book or three! These Goodnight books have become some of Little Dude‘s favorite books to “read” and feature interesting & colorful illustrations he likes to flip through & study at his own pace.

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#raisingreaders #childrenslit #boardbooks

rretzler 💕 1mo
britt_brooke Cute!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen That little dude is growing so fast!I know that‘s what they do, yet it still shocks me. 1mo
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Teeth | Hannah Moskowitz
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The fact that I had dental work done this morning is not why I picked this modern fairytale from my fave #YA author Hannah Moskowitz as my next read, but the timing makes me giggle nonetheless.

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#mymouthhurts #thenovicaineworeoff #naptimereads

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The only madness in my March this year was the fact that I only finished three (3) books! Between traveling with the baby for two weeks & various family commitments upon our return home from vacation, I did not get much reading time in last month. Fingers crossed that April is more productive bibliographically!

Total: three (3) books [completed]

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#LLreads2019

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! I read Becoming too, and it took longer than I thought I would to read. It's not really a book one devours. 💖📖 1mo
lauren.lerner Autobiographies are always hard for me for some reason and always have been. Add that to the fact that it‘s really not a book you devour (so well put, thank you!!), Becoming took me significantly longer than expected, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego, but I loved it nonetheless!! 1mo
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February | Ellen Jackson
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My very very very belated February reads round up ⤵️

Total: eight (8) books
Not pictured: Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler, Akata Witch & Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (all #ebooks on #Kindle)
Favorites: The Broken Earth trilogy (!!!!!!!!!) & The Hate U Give

#ReadBlackWomen #ReadBlackAuthors #LLreads2019

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Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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Just received an email confirming my #BOTM has shipped, which reminded me that Politics & Prose will be hosting the author in conversation tomorrow night! (If I didn‘t have a prior engagement with my grandmother, I‘d definitely be there because I‘m super excited to read this book.) 📦📚

For any interested #DC & #DMV Littens ⤵️
https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/nell-freudenberger-lost-and-wanted-in-...

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Sunday afternoon to myself after a morning spent at a toddler birthday party at a local children‘s theater. I‘m spending it in our backyard with a truly excellent book. #springinDC

📖🌱🌤
#currentlyreading #weekendreads #mamasdayoff #hydration

abbielistenstobooks Loved that one! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Very good indeed! 1mo
lauren.lerner @abbielistenstobooks I really enjoyed it. Finished it about an hour after I posted this picture! 1mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Started this one today & I tore through the first 166 pages (#naptimereads). Miller has such an incredible & immersive style, I couldn‘t bear to put it down.

I‘m going to attempt to sneak a few more pages in before the hubs & I [finally!!!] watch Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse. Nice way to start my weekend! 😉

📖👬⚔️🏺 ➡️ 📽🦸🏾‍♂️🕸
#currentlyreading #TGIF #weekendreads #movienight

CoverToCoverGirl So, so good.. have the book in my library and the audio book is beautifully done, the reader is outstanding! 2mo
riversong153 This was the most beautiful story I read last year. I want to reread it. 2mo
echalpan This one is great! 2mo
Gezemice I loved this on audio. 1mo
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1. Photography📸, yoga🧘🏻‍♀️, knitting🧶(I‘m woefully out of practice rn), 🚶🏻‍♀️
2. Painting/drawing🎨 (it‘s been a long time but I used to be pretty decent & think I‘d enjoy it so much more now)
3. Elephants 🐘
4. I‘ve been taking photos since I was a kid. Having an iPhone has really made taking photos so much more accessible; it‘s been amazing to reconnect to something I love & enjoy so much! ❤️
5. 🌈🙌🏻

#hellothursday #hobbies

lauren.lerner @wanderinglynn — thanks for the fun prompt! I especially love #5!! 2mo
wanderinglynn I love elephants! 🐘❤️ Magnificent creatures. And I‘m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for playing! 💜 2mo
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The Burning Maze | Rick Riordan
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It‘s not you, Apollo/Mr. Riordan, it‘s me. You see, there are two more books yet unreleased in this series and I don‘t have it in me to read this book only to have to WAIT, so it‘s back on the #TBR until the series is fully published and I can read the rest all in one go. See ya in a few years, buddy. (And I really can‘t wait for my Little Bug to meet you in a decade or so!)

☀️📚👋🏻
#bibliophileproblems #raisingreaders #returnoftheTBR

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Naptime reading. Not pictured: mug of tea. 🍵

Full disclosure: this is my favorite cover and it‘s why I picked up the book in the bookstore. I‘m so glad I did.

🎇📖🍵
#currentlyreading #scifi #anthology

RachelO I‘d totally buy that for the cover/title! 2mo
lauren.lerner I did and I do not regret it, @RachelO. I‘ve never read any Chinese #scifi so this has been a great introduction!! 2mo
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Sometimes, I recalled the rumors about the end of the world from my childhood. Maybe the prophecy has been true—except that perhaps the apocalypse didn‘t arrive in a single instant, but took decades or even centuries to descend...



From “What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear” by Baoshu
#currentlyreading #sff #anthology

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Decided to add another book to the mix. Needed an audiobook to take proper advantage of the improved weather to do some #audiowalking today!

I really enjoyed Ava Duverney‘s new introduction & hearing Madeline L‘Engle read her own introduction was very special. This new edition is a treat!

🎧👟🌸
#Libby #audiowalk

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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It‘s my birthday week so as a gift to myself, I‘m giving myself a balanced #currentlyreading stack. One middle grade, one non-fiction, one anthology, and one #Kindle book.

📚

JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 2mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 2mo
JacqMac Perfect! Happy Birthday! 2mo
xxjenadanxx Happy Birthday! 🎈🎉🎁 2mo
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I have no willpower.

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#bookhaul #whatbookbuyingban? #bibliophileproblems

Lovesbooks87 Internment was so good!!! Also what's a book buying ban? Tried it and failed miserably!!!! 2mo
Joanielovesbooks Salt fat acid heat was great 2mo
aeeklund What is “willpower”?? *buys more books* 2mo
CouronneDhiver Such a pretty cover! (The top one) 2mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Fellow #DC/#DMV Littens! Politics & Prose is offering a three session seminar this summer on three of Octavia Butler‘s central works (July 8, 15 & 22)!

I‘m going to try to take this, camp/baby allowing and will confirm closer to so if any of y‘all are attending, we can have a little Litsy meetup!

[Feel free to tag a DC area Litten you think would be interested in this cool offering from a classic bookshop. 😉]
#DClittens #DMVlittens

gradcat I wish I lived in DMV! Sounds great 👍 2mo
Leftcoastzen I love Politics and Prose !Used to be in the area more often,would love to take their Butler class! 2mo
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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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I failed to do enough walking while in Florida to finish this one so it‘s back on hold. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(Probably going to buy this one for my #Kindle while I wait for the #audiobook, which will be a great #reread later this spring!)

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#tbt to when I saw the paperback edition of the tagged book (which I read as a #BOTM in 2017) at the local bookstore in Pam Beach last week. This cover makes me want to #reread this book (just as soon as I‘m ready to jump into rereads again!)

It was a lovely shop & I was reminded that I need to make a better effort to #shopindie. Looking forward to warmer weather on this #springsolstice & to upcoming #audiowalk adventures with my Little Dude!

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The Burning Maze | Rick Riordan
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And now for something completely different.

📚☀️⚡️
#trialsofapollo

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Evening reads.
Eighty-ish pages to go in Becoming (which got left behind at home while I was on vacation, sorry Mrs. Obama), then planning to start Early Riser.

🏡📚
#memoir #BOTM #currentlyreading #nakedbooks

Lynnsoprano Readers rule!😄 Good for her. 2mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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🎉 #WAYWARDCHILDREN IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR TELEVISION, Y‘ALL❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️ 🎉

Zelma I just freaked out in another post. Yes!!!!! 😃 2mo
lauren.lerner I am SO EXCITED, @zelma!! I think Seanan‘s work will translate so well and I‘m so thrilled for her!! (Plus the folks heading the television thing are committed to maintaining the queer themes, so important in this work) 2mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Baby is on an adventure with his grandma today, which means I‘ll actually get to drink my tea while it‘s still hot AND read without interruptions for a bit. Vacation win!

🌴🍵📚🌊😎
#currentlyreading

Linsy Yay for mama break! 2mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Next up, something completely different from the very interesting (& just completed) The City In The Middle Of The Night (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️). The Thirteenth Tale remains one of the best books I‘ve read in the last 13 (!!) years since it was published & I cannot wait to finally read this book.

[Featuring the best dibling ever, so patient with my baby‘s grabby hands, a very good daunt & good girl, Ms. Lucy.]

🌴📚🌊 🐶
#currentlyreading #vacationstack

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Had an amazing #audiowalk with the Little Dude and my dister (dog sister), Lucy, this morning. Almost four miles! This book kept me going much longer than I‘d planned — I am enjoying the style it‘s written in and the disparate voices telling it.
🚶🏻‍♀️🌴🌊
#dystopian #audiobook #florida #vacationstack

jhod Having read the book looks like a great environment to read it in! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Decided to skip the March #BOTM. Nothing really captured my interest, plus my #TBR is already OOC. 🙈📚📦

Jen_Reads I decided to skip too. Some sounded good, but not I need to read you now worthy. 2mo
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Alyssa even taught Mouth some of the songs from her bat mitzvah, and the stories from the Torah, some of which were about nomads.



[THANK YOU, CHARLIE JANE ANDERS, FOR JEWS IN SPACE IN THE DISTANT FUTURE OF YOUR BOOK💗💗💗]
#currentlyreading #JewsinSpace

AlaMich 🤣👍 3mo
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📚🌴🌊😎
#vacationstack

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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I had forgotten that I put this on hold until it automatically downloaded to Libby. The Little Dude and I are about to spend a week with my parents in Florida so this will probably come in handy to have when I take him for one of our #audiowalks! 🎧🚶🏻‍♀️

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Untitled | Unknown
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Yaaas so into this.

#twelveintwo #readathon

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Just a Normal Tuesday | Kim Turrisi
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1. 36* F (but it feels a lot colder rn ❄️? #dcclimate)
2. Seanan McGuire because I know said vacation would be so very action packed. I‘d probably die during it but it would be so worth it to be with Seanan for the duration. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3. Crosswords all day every day.

#toreadtuesday

heidisreads Thanks for sharing!! Action packed vacations are the best. 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Some quality time with Mrs. Obama on this Monday morning.

📖🍵
#currentlyreading #readblackwomen #readblackauthors

Linsy Beautiful mug! 🌷 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I tried not to feel intimidated when classroom conversations were dominated by male students. Hearing them, I realized that they weren‘t at all smarter than the rest of us. They were simply emboldened, floating on an ancient tide of superiority, buoyed by the fact that history had never told them anything different.



#patriarchy #maleentitlement #currentlyreading

Leftcoastzen Direct and to the point,I loved this book. 3mo
TrishB This summed up so much. 3mo
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