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Marina_h

Joined January 2019

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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Marina_h
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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This was my grandmother's book and it was published in Denmark in 1969. I guess 50 years is old for a book and it's starting to fall apart. But I hope it'll make it through the #EoE #buddyread 🤞So far I'm enjoying it and I look forward to hear thoughts and opinions from all of you 😊
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I love that it‘s your grandmother‘s copy. I think that says a lot about the power of this novel. 1w
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Two Brothers | Ben Elton
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I'm up early this morning trying to finish this one so I can start reading East of Eden for the #buddyread.
My #BookFitnessChallenge has sort of went downhill the last weeks. I've been super busy with work and our kitchen project which has cost us some headaches so I haven't had the desire to work out and I've just been 😴.
I'm trying to decide whether I should join next #bfc...
@wanderinglynn
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you are able to join #EoE buddy read 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 2w
Cinfhen How‘s this book?? Sounds like it can be really fantastic or obscenely trite 2w
wanderinglynn We‘d love for you to join us in R2! And you can adapt your goals to fit you current needs—maybe focus more on mental wellness until you get through your kitchen project. 2w
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TrishB @Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen I know you really like this author @TrishB ❣️ 2w
Marina_h @Cinfhen I finished it this afternoon but I wasn't too impressed. I liked the idea behind it and the story felt new compared to other WWII books but I don't think Ben Elton is a historical fiction writer. I like his more humorous and sarcastic books though, but I felt this was a bit tedious and repetitive. Now I'm ready for East of Eden 😊 2w
Marina_h @wanderinglynn I think I'll join but I'll be lowering my fitness goals and focus more on yoga and maybe try setting some goals for meditation as well. 2w
Cinfhen I had a feeling this book wasn‘t for me...I‘m a little over the WWII trope 2w
Clwojick I downloaded a podcast app on my phone which mad mini meditations. A quick and easy way to get some mental wellness in. Maybe you would enjoy something similar? 💛💚💙 2w
Marina_h @Clwojick that's a great idea. I already have podcast app so I'll have look and see what I can find 2w
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Mehso-so

I wasn't a fan of this one. It started out strong but the pacing of the book seemed off. And I really didn't like the main character.
This was my first book by Ruth Ware. Maybe I'll give her another chance but this isn't a book I would recommend.

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Macbeth | Jo Nesbo
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I was out looking for some new training clothes and ended up buying 6 books instead 😁 I'm a little behind with my reading for the #BookFitnessChallenge so hopefully a bunch of new books will inspire me to read some more!
I was out for a run this afternoon so my fitness goals are 👍
7#BFC #bookhaul
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 and great book haul! 4w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4w
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I finally finished my 2nd book for the #BookFitnessChallenge so only 4 to go. Maybe I should stay away from all the #chunksters if I want to reach my goal. 900+ pages takes more than a week for me to read 😁
I convinced myself to go for a 🏃 this afternoon. I'm not the fastest runner but my short legs managed to run 3km in less than 18 minutes 💪 I'm really pleased with that result! Goal for the end of the summer = 5km straight, no walking 🤞

Emilymdxn That‘s so great about the run! Good luck with your goals! 1mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
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Week 2 of the #BookFitnessChallenge wasn't as successful as week 1. I'm a little behind with all my goals but I'm hoping to catch up the next couple of weeks.
I'm teaching myself how to knit so that has taken up some time. And then there's the EU parliament election and the Danish general election where I try to follow debates, so my reading time is limited. Hopefully I'll finish tagged 📖 this weekend! #BFC
Points: 10 + 62
@wanderinglynn

RachelO Your knitting‘s looking great! What are you making? 1mo
wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 The important thing is you‘re still doing it and haven‘t quit. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN Your knitting looks great 👏🏻 1mo
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DivineDiana Teaching yourself! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
VanChocStrawberry Still going, though and that‘s what counts! 👏👏 1mo
Megabooks Beautiful knitting! 1mo
Caterina Knitting is so relaxing! (Maybe it'll help during the debates 😂) If you hadn't said you were teaching yourself to knit, I would've never guessed based on the pic, it's beautiful! Great job getting moving for the BFC! 😊 1mo
Marina_h @RachelO thanks, for now I'm just practicing and trying to get the hang of it so I'm making dishcloths 😊 1mo
Marina_h @Caterina That's exactly why I'm trying to learn it. I crochet also but sometimes I find knitting patterns that looks great so I would live to be able to do both! 1mo
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I've had a pain in my shoulder the last couple of days so there hasn't been much progress with the #BookFitnessChallenge. I did some yoga this morning with focus on neck and shoulders but the rest of day I just spent reading outside with the sun shining for once and I finally had some time to organize my flower pots 🌻☀
#bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Rest and recuperate is a good thing to do. Take it easy! 👍🏻 1mo
Emilymdxn Taking care of yourself and not letting any injuries or conditions get worse is such an important part of fitness! You‘re doing great, keep looking after yourself! 1mo
BookwormAHN They look lovely 🌷 1mo
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BethM Yoga helps me so much! And you‘re reading so ✅ 1mo
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! What are the purple flowers? 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1mo
Clwojick 💜♥️💚 1mo
dariazeoli Looking after yourself is healthy, so kudos to you 🙌 1mo
Caterina Great job taking care of yourself! ❤️ 1mo
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Last day of week 1 #BookFitnessChallenge and I started the day with strength training and some yoga stretches before work. I eat my breakfast at work so I'm a big fan of overnight oats with a 🍌
I met all my fitness goals plus some extra and I finished my first 📖
Total points this far: 62
#BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1mo
hilded Excellent, Marina!! 🤩 1mo
nu-bibliophile Yaaay!👊👊 1mo
Bookwormjillk 👏👏👏👏 1mo
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The Prince of Mist | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I finished my first #audiobook today. It was okay but I've read other books I enjoyed more by the same author.
No exercising today, but I did my cardio and strength training yesterday morning 🏃🏋
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn It‘s good to take a rest day. 🙌🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Excellent work! 1mo
Kaye 🌟 1mo
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Caterina Nice! Good job taking a rest day! ❤️ 1mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1mo
BarbaraJean Great work on your book goal—and rest days are important! 1mo
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The Prince of Mist | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Day 3 of #BFC was a bit slower than I had planned but I didn't feel like running in the windy weather so I went for a 30 minutes walk instead and listened to tagged book. I also set up my #bujo so I can keep track of my #BookFitnessChallenge. I haven't been reading much the last days so this evening is dedicated to Clash of Kings
@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Excellant! Keep it up! 1mo
Emilymdxn Great job! Logistics/weather/timetables don‘t always line up well for doing fitness stuff, but making an effort is what matters! 1mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
BarbaraJean What a lovely walk! 1mo
Caterina Good job getting the walk in! I like your bujo spread! 1mo
dariazeoli Great view for a walk! 1mo
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Day two is coming to an end in Denmark. I did 40 minutes of yoga with Erin from Five Parks Yoga, this video focusing on a better posture. A lot of sitting at a desk at work and reading 📚 at home isn't always good for the body so I love shoulder and back opening yoga! Now it's time to relax with one of my favourite characters from #ASOIAF
#BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

I look forward to see everybody's progress tomorrow 💪

wanderinglynn That sounds like a great video that I need to watch too as I also have a desk job 🙌🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2mo
Chrissyreadit 👏 2mo
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Kaye ✨✨✨👍🏼 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I love shoulder and heart opening yoga poses too! I'm currently finishing up the last #ASOIAF book, ADWD. 😃 2mo
Marina_h @wanderinglynn you can find her videos on YouTube. I think she is really good and you can feel a difference after! 2mo
Marina_h @4thhouseontheleft those poses really make a difference, right? I love the series. I read the books 7 years ago but it's great reading them again. You always notice new things 😊 2mo
hilded I really should do more yoga, as I also have a desk job, and am so unflexable. Will look up that video, thanks for the tip 😊 2mo
Caterina Oohh I should try this, I feel like I need some shoulder and back opening! Great progress! 🙌 1mo
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First day of the #BookFitnessChallenge and I was sitting front row laughing with Dara O'Briain 😁 I don't know if that counts as exercise. I did do some strength training in the morning before work and 20 minutes yoga in the afternoon. I don't think I'll be 🏃 anywhere today but hopefully I'll be able to do some yoga later 🙏 #bfc
I hope everybody had a good start!
@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN That sounds like a good start 👏🏻 2mo
Kaye 💚 2mo
Emilymdxn Sounds like a good day! 2mo
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Bookwormjillk Great job! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And laughing is good for mental health, so yes, I say it counts! 👍🏻 2mo
Marina_h @BookwormAHN @Kaye @Bookwormjillk @4thhouseontheleft thanks ❤ it definitely felt like a good start! 2mo
Marina_h @wanderinglynn absolutely! Mental health is something I need to focus more on and what better way to start than with a good laugh 😊 2mo
jillannjohn Nice! 2mo
TheSpineView Good start! 2mo
Clwojick If you‘re laughing hard enough, it‘ll work out some of your an muscles. Lol! ♥️ 2mo
kspenmoll Laughing is great exercise! 2mo
Caterina Great job with strength training and yoga! (And your ab workout 😉) 2mo
Marina_h @Clwojick @kspenmoll @Caterina I can (almost) feel it in my abs today 😁 it was great fun! 2mo
dariazeoli I think they say laughing and smiling works a bunch of face muscles, so it counts! 😉 2mo
hilded Laughing always count 👏🏻😂 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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This is perfect to keep me motivated so I just signed up!
My goals:
Read 6 books 📚
Yoga 3x/week 🤸
Strength training 3x/week 🏋
Cardio 3x/week 🏃

@wanderinglynn #bookfitnesschallenge

hilded Great goal, good luck 🙌🏻 I just signed up as well 😊 2mo
Marina_h @hilded Yay, glad to see you on the team 😊 I'm hoping to really step up my exercising and checking on Litsy some more! 2mo
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I have been taken a break from social media because we've been busy busy busy the last month, but there's always time for books.
I'm working my way through the "A song of ice and fire" series for the #ATY2019 and my own #chunkster challenge. I've read them 7 years ago, but they are definitely word a reread!
#aroundtheyearin52books

rretzler I want to reread them but I‘ve been holding off until Winds of Winter is published. I‘m beginning to wonder if that will ever happen. 😔 2mo
Marina_h @rretzler yeah, I'm wondering the same! I did consider if it would be better to wait and hope Winds of Winter came out soon, but it doesn't look likely. It's such a shame 2mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Pickpick

This was a fast and easy read but I'm hooked and want to read more. Likeable characters and an interesting idea so I'm ready to learn more about the different worlds.
And I love the cover 😍
#coverlove

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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My life is just too busy at the moment so I hardly have time to read which is really annoying because I'm actually enjoying this book but I feel like I'm not focused enough and my thoughts are everywhere. I guess that's why I haven't really made any progress with Anna Karenina this week and I'm terribly behind on all my reading challenges 🙈

hilded I feel you, Marina - it‘s the same here. Moving was a never ending story, and to top it off work is insanely busy. Haven‘t read anything since the #AtY readathon, except for some audio hours. But yay for a new kitchen, that‘s exciting!! 👏🏻 2mo
Marina_h @hilded yeah, it's really exciting but I've been so tired the last couple of weeks. We're almost finished with all the work we can do ourself. Now it's time to bring in the professionals so I can relax a little. Bring on Easter 😊 2mo
hilded Glad to hear that the hardest part is (hopefully) over, hopes everything goes smoothly from here on ??Glad påske ?? 2mo
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Anna Karenina | Lev Tolstoj
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We're in the process of getting a new kitchen and my mum is moving to a new flat so the last couple of weeks have been busy and it'll probably be the same until the kitchen is done. I've only been reading easier and shorter books for a few weeks now so I think it's time to get back to working on my #chunkster challenge for #aroundtheyearin52books and I'm hoping this great book will keep me entertained!

BarbaraBB Great picture! What prompt are you reading this for? 3mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I think I'll read it for the person's name in title prompt unless I can find a book somehow related to this one. I would like to fill the two books related prompt soon but it requires a bit of planning and... well planning isn't my strong point at the moment if it's not kitchen related 😁 3mo
BarbaraBB Haha! I got rid of them fortunately (two books shortlisted for the Tournament of Books)! 3mo
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Up early in the weekend to do a bit of reading for all my challenges. I'm moving slowly around USA, this time I visited Martha's Vineyard and Massachusetts. It sounds like a place I would love to visit IRL on day. #ReadingUSA2019

@Librarybelle, @kaye, @NatalieR, @Laughterhp, @Hooked_on_books, @squirrelbrain, @BarbaraBB, @Pamwurtzler, @samplergal, @Addison_Reads, @Bookishgal71, @MirrorMask

Kaye Good job ! 4mo
NatalieR 👏👏👏 4mo
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Planen | Morten Pape
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Up next for my #bookclub at work. These two books describes growing up in ghetto areas in Denmark in the 80s and 90s. I'm from the same generation so I'm looking forward to reading these books. And one of the authors works the same place as me so he'll be participating next time we meet to discuss the books. How great is that? 😊
#Booked2019 - reminds me of a happy place: my childhood

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Marina_h
Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Panpan

This is such a hyped book but it didn't really work for me. I didn't care for the main character at all. The writing was poor or maybe it was the translation, either way I was close to DNF'ing it several times. I guess it didn't help that science fiction isn't really my thing.
#ReadingUSA2019 - Illinois @Librarybelle

britt_brooke I didn‘t care for this either. 4mo
Marina_h @britt_brooke Glad to hear I'm not the only one 😊 4mo
ReadingEnvy Same 4mo
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RamsFan1963 I have this, but I keep putting it off. Too much hype always makes me leery 4mo
Librarybelle Great review! Sorry you didn‘t enjoy it! 4mo
Marina_h @RamsFan1963 I know what you mean. I might have had to high expectations because of all the hype and then it's easier to get disappointed 4mo
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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You know those books where you feel like it's written about you? This is that sort of book for me.
I can see myself in so many ways in this novel and that's probably one of the reasons I love it 😍
I've just read it for the second time, a nice and easy pick for my #chunkster adventure for the #ATY2019 challenge.
#aroundtheyearin52books - A book with one of the 5 W's in the titel

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I needed a quick and fun read and this was a good choice. Fast paced and a bit of humour to start my weeks holiday and it filled a couple of challenges 😊

#Booked2019 - female detectiv
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

#ReadingUSA2019 - New Jersey
@Librarybelle

Librarybelle Good choice! I enjoyed the first several in this series! 4mo
Cinfhen Yay for the #doubledip 🍦🍦 4mo
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#LiteraryLove #Roses
These are my hubby's books but I love historical fiction and they are on my #tbr so one day I'll read them as well. And the covers are so beautiful!
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

RJHowe Make the time. Conn is awesome! 5mo
Marina_h @RJHowe I definitely will! I've read his Emperor and Conqueror series and was a big fan of both, so I don't know why I haven't read the Wars of the Roses series already. 5mo
vkois88 They sound so interesting! 5mo
Erofan The covers are so beautiful! 4mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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#LiteraryLove #Soulmates

"People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had!"

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 ❤❤ I need to read this one! I have a collection of his books I need to get to. 5mo
Crazeedi @vkois88 ove is his best one 5mo
vkois88 @crazeedi I'll make sure that's the first one I reach for! 5mo
NatalieR Cool pic! 💡 5mo
Marina_h @vkois88 I love all of his books but Ove has a special place in my ❤ 5mo
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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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vkois88 Oooh, that sounds good!! 5mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book and I understand why it's considered an important novel but it didn't really work for me. I felt there were too many characters and voices, so the book lacked character development in my eyes. I think the ending would have had a bigger impact had I felt more connected to the novel and people in it.
#TOB19
#ReadingUSA2019 - California
@Librarybelle

Librarybelle I have a copy of this out from the library...great review! 5mo
LauraRenae Love this cover though! 5mo
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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have Beneath a Scarlet Sky!! ❤️❤️ 5mo
vkois88 I need to read GoT 5mo
Marina_h @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn't enjoy it quit as much as I hoped, but it's a really pretty cover 😊 5mo
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Marina_h @vkois88 they are great. I want to read them again before the next book comes out... so I'm in no hurry 😁 5mo
vkois88 Lol I've heard he's taking his precious time 😂😂😂 So I should be good too. I have to say, I've also never even seen the show. Everyone is always so shocked by that revelation lol 5mo
Marina_h @vkois88 I've only seen part of season 1. My husband won't watch the series, he says it's all wrong 😁 and I never seem to have enough alone time in front of the TV 😂 5mo
vkois88 I feel ya on that... most of my tv time consists of Disney and other kid friendly stuff. By the time she's in bed, I'm exhausted or someone else is in front of the tv! 5mo
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#LiteraryLove #februaryTBR
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

These are just a few of the books I want to read in February. Two rereads from my shelves at home and one I stumbled upon at work where we have a bunch of shelves where we can leave books for our colleagues to borrow. They are all 500+ pages and works for my #aroundtheyearin52books challenge 📚

vkois88 It's awesome you have a shelf like that at work! I'm jealous... I'm pretty sure I'm the only one where I work who is an avid reader 😕 5mo
Marina_h @vkois88 yeah, it's really great. We also have a book club where we meet every second month or so. I know there are a lots of others who like to read at my work but I don't think they read as much as I do 😊 5mo
Marina_h @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read it some years ago and really enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to read it again! 5mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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#januarywrapup

4280 pages
3 books for #aroundtheyearin52books
2 books for #ReadingUSA2019
2 books for #booked2019

Rachel_nyc Can I ask a stupid question? Is there an easy way to create a book collage like you did here? I keep seeing them and they look great but I don‘t know how to create it! 🤪 5mo
Marina_h @Rachel_nyc not a stupid question at all! I use the app pic collage. It's really easy to use and easy to upload here on Litsy. 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 📚💕 5mo
Rachel_nyc @Marina_h Ah, I should have realized! I have pic collage but completely forgot about it. Thanks! 5mo
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Beautiful Lies | Lisa Unger
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I joined the #LitsyWalkers this morning. My husband had to take our car for service so I left home 6.15 and had a nice quiet walk to the bus with my #audiobook 🎧
#ReadingUSA2019 - New York
@Librarybelle @kaye

Kaye Great to have you join us. 😊 5mo
Crazeedi Awesome I'm going to join after I recover from my hip replacement , can't wait! 5mo
Librarybelle Great pick! 5mo
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Marina_h @kaye thanks, I hope to join a lot more from now on! 5mo
Marina_h @Crazeedi Great idea, books and a walk is such a great combination and it'll probably be a good way to get a bit of exercise when you're ready for it 👍 5mo
DarcysMom Looks like a good walk. 😁 5mo
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Marina_h
The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Pickpick

The writing was great and the story had me hooked from the very beginning. It wasn't as gory as I first thought but it had me thinking and guessing right till the end. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for my only finished #24in48 #readathon book.
@24in48

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Beautiful and dark at the same time! Great opening for my #24in48 #readathon

@24in48

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Last minute decision, but I'm now joining the #readathon and kicking it off with an e-book and a cuppa. #24in48

@24in48

hilded What kind if tablet are you using? I love my kindle, but it is not compatible with library books here, so not being used that much unfortunately. Hope you enjoyed your readathon 😊 (edited) 5mo
Marina_h @hilded I just use my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. I've wanted a Kindle for a long time, but I've heard it's the same problem with library books as you have and I'm not all that crazy about paying lots of money for ebooks so I don't know how much I would use it. 5mo
Marina_h @hilded I definitely didn't read for 24 hours 🤣 Life always gets in the way! 5mo
hilded I struggle a bit with reading on my phone/pad, hurts my eyes too much. So mostly reading physical books and audio. The Kindle is great for travelling though, and those free classics. 5mo
Marina_h @hilded I always change the light on my tablet or phone. In the daytime the light is okay, but if I read on my phone in bed at night I quickly get tired and can feel it in my eyes. 5mo
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#20thingsaboutme

Number 21: I found it really difficult coming up with 20 things 😊

Mitch I‘m addicted to Australian Masterchef! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego If you don't already follow dswt on Instagram (Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya). It's an elephant rehabilitation centre. We fostered one last Xmas (Enkesha) and then went to visit her last summer. Such an amazing experience! 🐘 5mo
sudi I love Masterchef too, my favorites are Australia and USA 5mo
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Marina_h @Mitch @sudi Australian Masterchef is my favourite as well! But we have to wait half a year or so before it's shown in Tv here, so I've only just started the 2018 series. 5mo
Marina_h @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego that sounds amazing! I already follow them and I love what they do to help elephants. I have a soft spot for Maarifa the baby rhino 😍 5mo
sudi @Marina_h same here, it's so weird, we get to view game of thrones within 12 hours of it's USA premiere but they can't show Masterchef that early 😒 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 5mo
hilded You‘ve never read Harry Potter?! Wow! 😂 I‘ve only read it once myself (when they came out), so I think I need to re-read soon! 5mo
Marina_h @hilded yeah I'm one of the few. I plan on reading them one day so I can get an idea of what everybody is raving about 😁 5mo
hilded Maybe 2019 is the year, most of them should fit well with your chonk plan this year I think 😊 5mo
Marina_h @hilded There's an idea 👍 I'll have to see if I can borrow them from the library 5mo
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Marina_h
The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Pickpick

This was great 👍 Classics are often a hit or miss for me, but this was definitely a hit. The characters, the setting, the atmosphere... I loved it all. I did think the ending dragged a bit but that's quickly forgotten! #recommend #aroundtheyearin52books

#aty2019 - a book not written in traditional novel format
#Booked2019 - new to you author
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾 two challenges, 1 book🙌🏻❣️ 5mo
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Marina_h
Second Life | S. J. Watson
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I didn't really enjoy "Before I go to sleep" but this one I liked even less. I found it slow and the main character annoying. I don't think I'll be recommending this book and I'm in no hurry to read any other book by S.J. Watson.

RadicalReader @Marina_h this title of this version in French? Beautiful!! 5mo
Marina_h @RadicalReader no it's Danish 😊 5mo
RadicalReader @Marina_h never been good at telling one from the other. How did you learn English or is English your primary language and you‘re learning Danish? 5mo
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Marina_h @RadicalReader Danish is my first language but we learn English in school. I also learned German and Spanish but I haven't used those two languages since I left school so I wouldn't be able to have a conversation today 😊 5mo
RadicalReader @Marina_h your English is absolutely excellent. I have heard it is a really hard language to learn for those who are learning it. I learned four years of Spanish in school and I prefer writing it to speaking it because I can think clearly and be able to focus more on what I‘m saying than coming up with something off the top of my head 5mo
Marina_h @RadicalReader it's the same for me with English. It's much easier when you have time to think about it. But my husband is from Northern Ireland so when we visit his family I get to practice talking it 😊 I wish I could still write and read in Spanish 5mo
RadicalReader @Marina_h it‘s interesting to hear a language with different accents especially English. Very unique that each country can have their own accent and still be speaking the same language. 5mo
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Marina_h
The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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This weekend has been freezing cold so I've been snuggled up with this #chunkster under my homemade blanket! I might have to find an audiobook again so I can #readandcrochet at the same time

#aroundtheyearin52books

BarbaraBB Such a great read 💜💜 5mo
BarbaraBB Do you read this for the ATY challenge? Which prompt? 5mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I think I'll use it for a book with a stong sense of place. I think it fits really well for that prompt but there are a few other possibilities like untraditional written and 1001 books to read! 5mo
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BarbaraBB Yes you‘re right. It also fits Something Old, Published before 1950... anyhow, I hope you‘ll enjoy it, I really loved this one! 5mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I have a hard time putting it down 😊 I'm not always a fan of the classics but this one is great! 5mo
BarbaraBB I know what you mean. I went in with zero expectations and then it turned out to be such a great book! 5mo
Kalalalatja I have this on my shelf, but can‘t get myself to pick it up. Good to know it‘s a good read! 5mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
Lcsmcat I love this book, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical adaptation! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is a good one, I really, liked it! Great read. 5mo
Marina_h @Kalalalatja absolutely, it's worth reading. I've had it on my TBR for years but I'm glad I finally started reading it 📚 5mo
Marina_h @Lcsmcat I would love to see the musical at some point. Maybe if I one day go to London 😍 5mo
MayJasper Your blanket is gorgeous 5mo
Marina_h @MayJasper thank you ? I'm really pleased with the result myself and it's just something special when you can say "I made this" 5mo
MayJasper I am pleased for you. I am not very good at finishing projects. 5mo
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Marina_h
Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I finished this one for the psychological thriller prompt for #aroundtheyearin52books. I like Karin Slaughter's books and this was also enjoyable. Some find it too graphic but it wasn't an issue for me. The psychological part was lacking a bit in my opinion but it's a good thriller.
#ReadingUSA2019 - Georgia
#Booked2019 - related to a podcast
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Way to fill a lot of challenge prompts with one book! I love when that happens. 5mo
Pricel101 Great post! I love her short stories best! This one 💔 @4thhouseontheleft what do you think? 5mo
tracey38 I loked this one, too. 5mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👊🏻✔️📚♥️ 5mo
Marina_h @4thhouseontheleft exactly, I always try to use a book for as many challenges as possible 5mo
Marina_h @Pricel101 I didn't even know she wrote short stories as well. I might have to see if I can find any of those! 5mo
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Marina_h
Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Great #firstsentence in a psychological thriller. I'm hooked and looking forward to read this 📖 this weekend!
#aroundtheyearin52books #ATY2019
#ReadingUSA2019 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle That is a good first sentence! 5mo
Marina_h @Librarybelle It definitely caught my attention. I want to find out more! 5mo
greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 5mo
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Marina_h
Untitled | Unknown
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Oh man this is hard. It would be easier to miss 3!
Books 📚 Chocolate 🍫 Tea 🍵
@GypsyKat

Joanster5 Books 📚Netflix 🎥 coffee ☕️ 6mo
Marina_h @Joanster5 I don't drink coffee so tea was an obvious choice but Netflix was difficult to sort out. I just couldn't live with chocolate 😍 6mo
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Marina_h
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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My first chunkster of the year! Enjoyable but a bit too long... but first task for the #aroundtheyearin52books challenge is completed. That's enough history lesson for now so next up is a psychological thriller.

#ATY2019

Crazeedi I have this ready to read next! 5mo
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Marina_h
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I'm a little behind with my #christmasmystery but it was perfect listening to it while setting up my journal for the #aroundtheyearin52books challenge.
#ATY2019

Am I the only one still in the mood for Christmas and cozy books? 📚

tracey38 No, I am not ready to let go of Christmassy things. 6mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
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Marina_h
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I read more books than ever before in 2018, but I find my average rating a bit low... I hope 2019 will bring fewer but better books 😊
#ayearinbooks

hilded Wow, 179 books - that‘s great! I reached just over 50 for the first time 🎉 6mo
Lovesbooks87 Great total! I read The Nightingale as well last year and it was one of my favorite reads of 2018. Also welcome to Litsy! It is an amazing place! 6mo
Mitch Wow! I felt good with 68! Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful of Litsy! 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! 6mo
Crazeedi And fantastic job! 6mo
Marina_h @Lovesbooks87 thanks, I'm trying to figure it all out but when it's all about books, what's not to love? 😊 I've read The Nightingale twice and absolutely love it! 6mo
Marina_h @Mitch Thanks... 68 books in a year is great. I feel like I might rushed through some of my books in 2018, so this year I'm lowering my goal! 6mo
Marina_h @Crazeedi thank you... I can't believe how friendly everyone is here! It seems like the perfect place for a book lover. 6mo
Crazeedi @Marina_h you will find amazing people and lots of love here! 6mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 6mo
Marina_h @CrowCAH thanks, it seems like a great place! 6mo
Kaylamburson Wow so many books! I'm glad you've joined our community here. Welcome!!! 6mo
Marina_h @Kaylamburson thanks, I can't understand it took me so long to find this place! It's thanks to @hilded I'm here 😊 6mo
hilded Nice to have you here, Marina - I hope you'll enjoy it 😊 Here is another great Danish Litten to follow, you might have some good Danish literature in common! @Kalalalatja 6mo
Gezemice Wow! Lots of books! Welcome to Litsy! (edited) 6mo
Kaylamburson I love that other Littens help our Litsy community to grow! Seems like you fit right in!! 6mo
MamaJody What a year!! 👏🏻 I bow down to the master. 6mo
Kalalalatja Hi Marina! And thanks for the tag @hilded 🙌 it is always great to find more Danish speaking littens ☺️ 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
tpixie Wow! That‘s tons of reading 📖!! Welcome to Litsy! ♥️📚♥️ 6mo
ferskner A Dane?! 6mo
Marina_h @ferskner yes, you too I'm guessing? 6mo
ferskner Nope, I wish! Just a former exchange student :) 6mo
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Marina_h
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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First book of the year and first book for the #aroundtheyearin52books challenge! This year I'm using only books with 500+ pages, so why not start with a real doorstopper 😊
#readingchallenges

hilded I‘m in awe of you for doing the challenge with only 500+ books 👏🏻 Great way to finally get those fat ones read! And welcome to Litsy 😊 6mo
hilded These people are also doing the #AtY2019 challenge, so they could be nice to follow: @BarbaraBB @Liz_M @nomadreader @Gezemice @SaturnDoo @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MamaJody @LauraRenae (edited) 6mo
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BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag, @hilded ! Marina, are you really going to read 52 books of 500+ pages? Wow... 😄 (edited) 6mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I'm going to try at least 😉 I've reader fewer big books the last years because of too many different reading challenges, so 2019 is dedicated those big books I've wanted to read for a while. Let's see if I make it 😁 6mo
Crazeedi I want to read this one! 6mo
Marina_h @Crazeedi I'm soon halfway through and really enjoying it. Russia has an interesting history! 6mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Nice self imposed challenge 6mo
RaimeyGallant lol. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
Marina_h @Cinfhen yeah, I'm excited to see how if I'll be able to read all 52 books! 6mo
Gezemice I am in the ATY group, too! Is 500+ books a thing now? I know Jody is doing it... 6mo
Marina_h @RaimeyGallant thanks, I'll definitely have a look. It's nice with a few tips and tricks 😊 6mo
Marina_h @Gezemice lol, yeah I think I mentioned the idea and @MamaJody said great let's do it! It sounds crazy but I'm loving the idea more and more 6mo
MamaJody @Gezemice 500+ page books only is just a thing for the mildly insane. So me and @marina_h 🤣 Marina, your picture is very hyggeligt! (Did I use the right word?!) 6mo
Marina_h @MamaJody yep, you'll be learning Danish fast 😁😘 6mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 6mo
Gezemice @MamaJody Hey, you around? You have not posted on Litsy for two years! And yeah, that is insane... unless your books are large print, double-spaced... which some of them are 😊 6mo
Marina_h @rather_be_reading thank you, I'm already loving it here! 6mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 6mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 6mo
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 6mo
BethM Welcome! 6mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! I salute you for taking this challenge of chunksters throughout the year! Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 6mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 5mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
MamaJody @Gezemice I am kind of around! I keep forgetting about Litsy and kind of struggle to find how to get into the community. I need to work on it! 5mo
Gezemice @MamaJody Just follow some of the people on this thread - they are active members :) I kinda was less active on Goodreads because of Litsy... so it goes both ways! 5mo
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