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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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For every piece of me that wants you
Another piece backs away.

I was setting up a photo of the tagged book which I thought matched the lyrics of today‘s challenge. Then I decided to GiveYouSomething as an alternate take on this book‘s title. It‘s a snapshot from my son‘s video of the 2017 total eclipse of the sun.

Day 27 of #MayMovieMagic with #YouGiveMeSomething
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

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There are many reasons to enjoy this memoir - if you are interested In biracial or bicoastal relationships, in Sicily, in food. But especially if you are, or know someone who has, experienced the death of a mate way too soon - this book moves gracefully through grief.

marleed And now I really want to plant a fava bean! 17h
BooknerdsLife Beautiful review 🥰 14h
marleed @BooknerdsLife Thank you. I thought it was a beautiful story. 10h
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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I'm wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

Couldn't sleep and wouldn't sleep
When love came and told me I shouldn't sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

Day 26 of #MayMovieMagic with #BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ha!! I was gonna go with Alice Hoffman too!! Oh well , I have a back up ❣️😉 1d
marleed @Cinfhen LOL I was thinking we all might! But this went to my head and stayed there. 1d
rohit-sawant Love how vibrant the covers are! 💙💛 1d
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Recommended4Reading Love, love Alice Hoffman! 1d
marleed @rohit-sawant And TJR could have borrowed the Rules cover for Daisy Jones! 1d
marleed @Recommended4Reading Me too! And prequel/sequels coming out years after the first are so enticing. 1d
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I‘m considering a purchase of the current HealthTea Book Crate (includes this book) to send as a gift to a friend but hesitated to pay full price+ since I hadn‘t read it. ...But thank you public library, it‘s an interesting story - and will make a nice gift.

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I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right, I swear I'm right
Swear I knew it all along and
I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

Day 25 of #MayMovieMagic with #Vindicated
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

PaperbackPirate I have a friend named Marlee Davis and every time I come to your feed here I check to see if you‘re her! Lol. Kind of an unusual spelling for Marlee plus the same last name!! 2d
marleed @PaperbackPirate My Starbucks cup usually reads Marley. And when asked, Like the dog? I just say, Sure. 2d
PaperbackPirate 😂😭 2d
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rohit-sawant Love the pick and pic! 🙌🏼 2d
marleed @rohit-sawant Thank you - I just had to add turned up chairs and candlesticks to that old paperback! 2d
Cinfhen Such a creative photo 🙌🏻❤️you‘ve become a photo prompt slayer 😁 2d
Cinfhen Starbucks always spells my name Cyndi ~ ok?!? I guess it‘s a Millennial thing 🤷‍♀️ 2d
teainthelibrary Oh god, that song! It's gonna be stuck in my head now 😂
marleed @teainthelibrary oh you are welcome :) 2d
marleed @Cinfhen oh that‘s funny. It‘s hip to be Cindi! And thank you on the phot comment - this is fun! 2d
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I would have liked this book more had I skimmed passed the first two-thirds to get to the last third. But then I might never know there is such a thing as a peacock bass.

Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Baby, I've been waiting, I've been waiting night and day
I didn't see the time, I waited half my life away

—Gotta go with Charlotte Bronte for
Day 24 of #MayMovieMagic with #WaitingForTheMiracle
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen What a beautiful photo and some gorgeous editions 🥰🤩😍 3d
ReadosaurusText I am re-reading JANE ERYE right now and am a little surprised just how into it I am. That is a beautiful copy! 3d
emz711 Love your #multiples 3d
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marleed @ReadosaurusText, @Cinfhen Thank you! There is one paragraph about marriage at the end of this book which is so beautifully written that I‘ve brought it up in conversation for years. 3d
marleed @emz711 :). If I‘m going to have multiples, it might as well be Jane Eyre. ... Well, except I‘d love to fly to London for the UK cover of Daisy Jones! 3d
Recommended4Reading @Cinfhen Agree--the photo is beautiful @marleed! 3d
rohit-sawant 💜 Jane Eyre! That's a fabulous edition! Love How you've framed the picture. 3d
Naj Gorgeous edition 😍 3d
gradcat Such a nice post with daffodils 🌼! 3d
RaimeyGallant What a great picture. 3d
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Needing inspiration at a 102°F, I took pics of every staircase I climbed on that day on the SA Riverwalk. Today a sampling of those 100+ staircases account for my gallery wall. When I think I can‘t do it today, I look at that wall. Oh yes I can!
Week 3 Here we go!!
#BookFitnessChallenge. #BFC @wanderinglynn

Clwojick I freaking love that idea! I wish our city had more staircases like this. It would definitely motivate me to get my stairs in. 3d
marleed @Clwojick Other people like the river or the foliage- or just the whole thing. But for me, it was about the stairs. And living on it, I was able to climb at times when the steps weren‘t filled with tourists! 3d
julesG Great idea! 3d
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BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 3d
TheEllieMo Brilliant! 3d
Recommended4Reading Love the pictures! I'm being surrounded by beautiful photos this morning...thanks @marleed! 3d
marleed @Recommended4Reading @julesG @BookwormAHN @TheEllieMo Thank you. I have so many staircase pic from that day. The gallery wall is a fun conversation piece. But it truly is my motivator to get out there. 3d
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-Points: failed - I‘ll figure this out for my next challenge.
-Fitness - success: Walked 43.3 miles to exceed goal of 35 miles per week. On my Fitbit that is 101.107 steps.
-Books: success: 6 more books so I‘m at 12/16. I completed one 3x3 grid of books so I‘m upping my challenge to 2 grids (18 books)

#BookFitnessChallenge. #BFC @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Awesome! 4d
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 4d
Chrissyreadit Wow!!! That‘s amazing! 4d
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baes Wow! Awesome! 4d
wanderinglynn Way to go! Great week 2! 🙌🏻 4d
nu-bibliophile Wow😍😍 3d
Clwojick Woohoo! You‘re crushing it! 💙💪🏻💕 3d
TheEllieMo Incredible steppage! You‘re smashing those goals! 3d
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We're so close to reaching that famous happy end almost believing this one's not pretend
Let's go on dreaming for we know we are
So close, #SoClose and still so far

Day 23 of #MayMovieMagic with #SoClose
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with these books but they look lovely 😊 💕 4d
marleed @Cinfhen Oh try one. The first set was a trilogy and then several years later, a second trilogy. The book‘s format forces you to sit back and enjoy as you pull letters out of envelopes to follow their trail and wonder if they‘ll ever actually meet. 4d
rohit-sawant This sounds like a fun read! Love the covers 💙 4d
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marleed @rohit-sawant I was obsessed with the original trilogy but missed the second set until a couple years ago - I must have been buried in chapter books at the time! 4d
charl08 I only read one but loved the little letters. Reminded me of reading 4d
marleed @charl08 Ohh, I have to check that out! 4d
allureofbeauty Oh I love that series so much. It‘s one of my all time favorites. 4d
marleed @allureofbeauty Isn‘t it just the best! 4d
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Perhaps home, like the moon, will follow wherever she goes.
—Chloe Benjamin

Smoky_Embers Ooooh such a pretty book! 5d
marleed @Smoky_Embers Oh it is! I think I just need to leave out and jacket up for a while longer just so I can look at it! 5d
EmilyM I really liked this book! 5d
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marleed @EmilyM Me too. I can‘t help thinking about what or who I‘d be if given that information. 5d
Recommended4Reading @Smoky_Embers Let me know if you like it! 🙂 5d
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The Danish Girl | David Ebershoff
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Oh, I used to listen to #OriginOfLove on repeat - and, I sat in the pit for the musical! My thoughts went to the tagged book and the necessity to discover, love, and respect your unique self.

Day 22 of #MayMovieMagic with #OriginOfLove
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great photo and wonderful choice 🧡 5d
marleed @Cinfhen Thank you. It was my first thought. Second was a shout out to Hedwig the owl from Harry Potter. 5d
rohit-sawant Echoing Cindy! Love both pick and pic. Hedwig the owl is a cool choice too! 5d
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This 3x3 completed with help of #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC Favorite is tagged:

Olivia: WTH, there‘s no crying in mysteries!

Keiko: I will look up to you.

Florence: Small Frank - nice cat name.

Queenie: Don‘t let anyone choke you - ever.

Roy: To walk in your shoes.

Bri: I couldn‘t remove my mom hat.

Mr President: Just two guys spinning a yarn.

Olive: Hold on to that good brother.

Alice: it‘s me, a fly on your wall.

kindergartenkat Some great book choices there! 6d
marleed @kindergartenkat 2/3 came from the library as holds and purchase requests are dropping like wild fire. The only pan for me was French Exit - except of course for the cat‘s name! 6d
Clwojick Hess look great! I have a few of them on my TBR! 5d
marleed @Clwojick one of these times my grid will have to be full of physical TBRs from my shelves. But I can‘t resist that free library overdrive! 5d
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About Alice | Calvin Trillin
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Where is my mind

Day 21 of #MayMovieMagic with #WhereIsMyMind
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen #BookToMovie

Update: I snapped this pic and posted and then realized I blew it, the book should be Still Alice. But then realized, well crap #WhereIsMyMind!

Cinfhen Hahahahaha😂funny, how that happens 6d
marleed I was about to snap a new pic and then had to laugh that the original was kind of fitting - and perhaps a little disconcerting. 6d
rohit-sawant 😆 It is keeping with the theme. Also, wasn't aware of this one, it sounds like a moving read. 6d
marleed @rohit-sawant I thrifted it a while back thinking it was Still Alice. Litsy reviews (as I noticed this morning) like it so now I must read! 6d
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My Dear Lucy,
        I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
(Continued in comment)

#WinningEpigram #WinningDedication

marleed You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say but I shall still be
   your affectionate Godfather
Clwojick 😍😍😍 SUCH a good one! 7d
marleed @Clwojick I‘ve lost track of how often I‘ve spoken to this dedication. I love it so much. 7d
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Park Avenue Summer | Renée Rosen
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I think The Devil Wears Prada series is a hoot And you can‘t help but think of it while reading this book. I enjoy stories set in the 60s, set in NYC. I love historical fiction... There were so many checks for me in this book and it did not disappoint.

OriginalCyn620 Stacked! 7d
marleed @OriginalCyn620 Oh good, I hope it‘s an easy grab atop your TBR! 7d
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Turn off your mind relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying
Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void

Day 20 of #MayMovieMagic with #TomorrowNeverKnows
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Im loving your posts 🥰 7d
marleed Thank you! So silly just thinking of those words to this book brought tears to my eyes when I took this pic. 7d
rohit-sawant Lovely post! 💜 6d
marleed @rohit-sawant Thank you! 6d
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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Before I finished listening I placed my order for a physical copy of this book. Whether you purchase or borrow, read or listen, get this book! Get two and gift the other - it‘s a beautiful gift... Okay, if you‘re about to settle in for the GOT finale, you can hold off ascertaining this for the next 2 hours. But otherwise, get this now - you won‘t regret it!

Kaila-ann I loved A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry. The rest are on my wishlist ❤️. 1w
marleed @Kaila-ann Oh my gosh everything about this book is so good. It will be the go to Father‘s Day gift for years. 1w
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This was such a good book.

So my Litten friends, I was traveling to a grad party yesterday and sidetracked to snap a pic of this book and background. It was pouring rain and the US federal prison system does not fund for photo ops, but for y‘all, I got ‘er done.

merelybookish 👏👏 1w
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The Deep End of the Ocean | Jacquelyn Mitchard
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Ben was kidnapped. For Beth this is #WhenTheLeveeBreaks

Day 19 of #MayMovieMagic with #WhenTheLeveeBreaks #BookToMovie

@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I remember the film 😢😢😢 1w
Cinfhen Is it still raining by you??? More homework to do 😉 1w
marleed @Cinfhen Michelle Phifer was more likable in the film than Beth in the book. I was thinking this would have been a good response to a question earlier this week about unlivable protagonists! ... Rain reprieve so I better get some miles for the CFN. Good thing I have tomorrow‘s pick ready! 1w
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In my desire to retain the respect of my grown son, In August 2018 I watched all 7 Seasons of Game of Thrones. Now I am one with the rest of the world anxiously awaiting the finale.

As a bonus in September 2018, I found this mint condition graphic novel for $1 - just out there in the wild knowing that winter is coming - I had to save it.

Week3 of #MayMadness with #GraphicNovels #GOT.
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Dreams of you and me
we had just started things
It seems, it seems
That I can't shake those memories
I wonder if you have the same dreams too

Day 18 of #MayMovieMagic with #LittlestThings
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Nice choice!!! You‘re killing these prompts!!!!! I‘m still thinking for today 🙄 1w
marleed @Cinfhen oh thank you! I‘ve just spent 30 minutes perusing my books for tomorrow‘s challenge! 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha!! Doing your homework 🤓 1w
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marleed @Cinfhen What to do What to do on a day of thunderstorms!? 1w
Cinfhen It‘s a good indoor activity!!!!! 1w
rohit-sawant Love this! 🖤 1w
marleed @rohit-sawant Thank you! 1w
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#BFC Well my library is motivating me to meet my book goals in my #BookFitnessChallenge. I asked and for the 2nd and 3rd times in a week they purchased my recommended audiobooks! I just finished 6.38 miles but I tempted to get back out there for more listening pleasure!

#BFCW2MPC - Week2 motivational photo challenge. @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay for reading motivation! 🙌🏻 1w
TheSpineView 👍 1w
4thhouseontheleft That's awesome! I should try this with my library. There are a few audiobooks I want to listen to that they don't have. 1w
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
marleed @4thhouseontheleft Last week was my first time making a request to my Library through Overdrive. It‘s incredibly simple so I‘m not sure why I hadn‘t used it before this challenge. So far they‘ve purchased 3/4 requests! 1w
Caterina Awesome!! That's great motivation! I used to make requests through Overdrive, a few years ago, but they never bought any of the books I requested, even the bestsellers, so I gave up. 😂 1w
marleed @Caterina oh that‘s too bad. My previous library in San Antonio had the nations premiere elibrary. It was awesome. That card is about to expire. It‘s taken nearly a year for me to find a lib I could join that used overdrive almost as well! And Omg - SA just bought from scratch and dropped it while typing. Now I have 2 copies! 1w
Caterina I'm moving to Berkeley for grad school in August, so I have high hopes that my lifetime of rural Carolinas library woes will be a thing of the past! 😂 1w
marleed @Caterina oh congratulations and good luck. I bet you‘ll have multiple cards through Berkeley. I just realized that my local card was reciprocated with several area libraries. And it‘s one of those reciprocated libraries that is nearly matching my SA experience. So be sure to check that out. 1w
Caterina I will, thanks for the info! 👍 1w
Megabooks Things My Son is so good! I just finished it yesterday. 1w
marleed @Megabooks I‘m so excited to read it! I can‘t believe the books that just dropped to me from the lib. I feel like I‘m in a mega movie theater and watching every movie on the marquee! 1w
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Ooga-chaka Ooga-Ooga
Ooga-chaka Ooga-Ooga

My whole life, trains run in the background of this song. And Rachel, she was #HookedOnAFeeling

Day 17 of #MayMovieMagic with #HookedOnAFeeling #BooksToMovie
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

And Week2 Begins for
#BookFitnessChallenge. Let‘s get this train started! #BFC @wanderinglynn

Cinfhen Love your photo and this is still a favorite of mine... even though there are lots of haters. 1w
wanderinglynn This fitness train is chugging right along! 🙌🏻 1w
rohit-sawant Nice! 🙌🏼 @Cinfhen I enjoyed this one too! 1w
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Cinfhen Yay @rohit-sawant welcome on board 🚂 1w
marleed @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen I‘d give myself a B+ at resolving a puzzle by book‘s end. But this one lowered my average - I just didn‘t know the end was coming. 1w
VanChocStrawberry Chugging along is how I feel...SO ready for the weekend! 1w
marleed @VanChocStrawberry What would we do without hope of a weekend! 1w
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I‘ve lost track of my points but I‘m all about this challenge. Week 1 goals met:

-Walked 42.18 miles to exceed goal of 35 miles per week. On my Fitbit that is 98,340 steps.

-Read 6.25 out of 16 books.

Good luck everyone and thank you for the comments and encouragement.
#BookFitnessChallenge. #BFC @wanderinglynn

Bookwormjillk Amazing first week! Way to go! 2w
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👏🏻 2w
wanderinglynn Fantastic first week! 🙌🏻 2w
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Stacy_31 Wow, that‘s amazing! Way to go! 2w
4thhouseontheleft That's incredible! Way to go! 2w
kspenmoll Wow, just wow. 🎉🎉 2w
Bookwormjillk Wow, that‘s awesome 👏 2w
catebutler What an incredible first week! 🙌🏼 1w
julesG Great first week! 1w
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On ne pense à rien malgré ses blessures.
‘You do not think about anything despite your injuries.‘

Day 16 of #MayMovieMagic with #Letempsdelamour.
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Almost reporting time for Week1 of #BookFitnessChallenge. My miles won‘t be prefect, but 5 more to conclude W1. #BFC @wanderinglynn

Also, I loved this non fiction book and highly recommend if you are interested in the history of runners.

Cinfhen Yay for your fitness goals and nice choice for #MayMovieMagic 😁 2w
marleed @Cinfhen Thank you - on both counts. I love it when I can answer both my challenges with one book! 2w
VanChocStrawberry Woo-hoo! I want to walk yet today, but I met my goals, too! 2w
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1w
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If I Stay | Gayle Forman
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So stay there
'Cause I'll be coming over
And while our blood's still young
It's so young, it runs
And won't stop 'til it's over

Day 15 of #MayMovieMagic with #SweetDisposition #BookToMovie
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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I was first to get this book through overdrive at my library since I made a pre-release purchase request based on Litsy recommendations. They obliged, and it is mine, virtually, for 21 days. This book is every bit as fun as your reviews read!

Can y‘all see how badly I need this book in physical form for my yellow display!

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The President Is Missing | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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Oh, there you are!

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But can you - save me
Come on and - save me
If you could - #SaveMe

Day 14 of #MayMovieMagic with #SaveMe #BookToMovie
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I really liked this film 🎞 ❤️ 2w
marleed @Cinfhen Me too! In a recent move I donated all but a small stack of DVD‘s. But when I‘m out there in the wild, I can‘t resist saving a book adapted to film. 2w
Suet624 @Cinfhen I think I‘ve seen this movie at least 10 Times. I‘m a little obsessed with it. 2w
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marleed @Suet624 I think it‘s my favorite Ben Afleck film. And John Goodman was genius. 2w
Suet624 @marleed I agree. Affleck is so great. 2w
Cinfhen I don‘t really rewatch movies but this one I would @Suet624 saving books is very commendable @marleed 🙌🏻💕 2w
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I almost waited to read this book because it seemed like a cheat during #BookFitnessChallenge - until I was done. There is a big story in this little book.
And shout out to my favorite convenience store - Bucees- Texas y‘all..

Tennis was not included in my challenge, and my treadmill mishap hasn‘t stopped my feet from moving or my eyes and ears from working. So I‘m on track for #BFC @wanderinglynn

4thhouseontheleft You got this! Cute book cover. 😃 2w
marleed @4thhouseontheleft I actually like the US cover best on this one. I seem to be a grass is greener kind of girl when it comes to UK book covers! 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
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Bookwormjillk Nicely done! 2w
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 2w
BarbaraJean So glad the treadmill mishap hasn‘t held you back! Great job! 2w
Caterina I listened to this on audio, and it's one of my favorites so far this year! ❤ Good job getting back at it post-treadmill incident! 2w
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Day 14 of #MayMovieMagic with #SpaceOddity
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen And I love that you have the Astronaut Wives Club underneath 😉😍 2w
batsy Great pick! ⭐ 2w
rohit-sawant Nice! 2w
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marleed @Cinfhen I started with a statement about bailing because of the odd quality of writing on that book. Then I thought about my beloved Little Prince. So the wives were relegated to the back - which I guess is fitting for how those wives were treated. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve seen the poor Litsy rating for Wives, which is a shame because it sounds so fascinating 2w
marleed @Cinfhen I watched the resulting limited series first and liked it so I was surprised By my dislike for the writing in the book. I‘m a big fan of MCM and otherwise greatly enjoy history or historical fiction set in the 50s and 60s. 2w
Cinfhen Most reviewers thought it was dry and poorly written 😩too bad 2w
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow
The hammer of the gods
W'ell drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde, and sing and cry
Valhalla, I am coming!

Day 12 of #MayMovieMagic with #ImmigrantSong #BookToMovie #HappyMothersDay
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

baes This story. ❤️ I can‘t believe everything he lived through. The sequel was good too. 2w
Cinfhen I recently read this memoir ! So good. My heart was 💔 2w
marleed @baes @cinfhen. There‘s books I don‘t remember reading, books I have to reread the synopsis to recall, and books that stay with me forever. This was the later for me! 2w
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Cinfhen I so get that!!!! My recall is usually crap but this book was special 2w
lynneamch Loved the audios of these, which McCourt read himself. Also 2w
marleed @lynneamch Oh, I should check out the audio on Overdrive. Thanks ! 2w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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This was an interesting and at times uncomfortable read. It inspires me to place my old Bridget Jones atop my #TBRR.
But my newfound Littens, for love of Baby Jesus, if this book is turned into a movie remind me not to go with my grownup son!

BooknerdsLife Now that‘s intriguing! I‘m curious about the book!!! 😱📚 2w
marleed @BooknerdsLife it‘s one of those fingers in ear, sing lalalalala emoji type books! 2w
BooknerdsLife @marleed OOOOH 😱😱 I‘m scared! 😆 2w
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I know my name now. Love Warrior. I came from Love and I am Love and I will return to Love. Love casts out fear.
-Glennon Doyle

Day 11 of #MayMovieMagic with #ModernLove
And Oprah is developing a Movie #BookToMovie
@Rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

rohit-sawant 💜💜 2w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 2w
marleed @Eggs It‘s been so much fun! I‘m in a position to read for pleasure much more than before. I‘m surrounded by no one that likes to read like me. It‘s been awesome to find Littens who are reading or who have read my books of interest. And the books I didn‘t even know I was interested in! 2w
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Eggs That is wonderful ❣️ so glad we have you 🤗 2w
BooknerdsLife @marleed awww that‘s exactly how I feel about Litsy too & everyone beenso lovely here! So happy you‘ve joined Litsy as well🙌🏼📚💖 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Well how fitting this is the my first book for the first day of the #BookFitnessChallenge because it‘s also the first time I fell off a treadmill. I‘m home but my pride remains shattered in tiny little pieces at the gym. There is simply no graceful way of falling on a treadmill :(. #BFC

wanderinglynn Are you okay? 💚 I‘ve fallen off before (of course I also trip on flat surfaces). It‘s not fun and it can hurt! 2w
marleed @wanderinglynn Oh I hope so. Not being okay is not an option! On the plus side, I did get my 5 miles in so I can ice 3 body parts the rest of the day. 2w
Slajaunie Glad you are okay and yes I‘m laughing because I have done it! 2w
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marleed @Slajaunie I‘m happy to know you are on the other side of your fall! I had to sign several forms before I left but kept explaining I was fully aware of my own stupidity. I also had to sit with ice on my shoulder. I had to ask for a trash can because I thought I might toss my cookies for embarrassment. (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk Oh no they made you sign forms? 2w
4thhouseontheleft Oh no! I hope you are okay after ice (and ibuprofen?) does its work. I've never fallen off a treadmill, but I have tripped and fallen just walking down the street. And down stairs. Ahem...maybe more than once. 😊 2w
marleed @Bookwormjillk Yep. I think it‘s standard procedure. It was an epic fall. I‘m glad no one had their phones on video! There‘s about a sidewalk‘s length between the back of the treadmill and the wall. I was thrown to the wall and somehow tried to make myself small so I wouldn‘t hit the treadmill again. Geesh! 2w
marleed @4thhouseontheleft Isn‘t that just embarrassing! Damn, I just realized I‘m going to have to answer yes when dr office forms ask if I‘ve fallen in the last 6 months. That‘s it - I‘m not making a dr appt until 2020! 2w
Kaye Wow. Scary. I‘m always afraid I‘m gonna get tossed off the end myself. Glad you didn‘t get hurt. 2w
marleed @Kaye Thank you. My shoulder is on ice and my fingers are crossed! 2w
Chrissyreadit Hoping nothing was too badly hurt! 2w
marleed @Chrissyreadit Thank you! I tell already that things are getting better. Only my pride is left on that gym floor! 2w
Clwojick OH no! I hope you're feeling okay, and that you're not sore tomorrow. 💗 2w
marleed @Clwojick I‘m thankful I didn‘t include weight training in this challenge. My knees have the rug burns of my inner-8 yr old self but nothing below the skin. My shoulder may have taken the brunt. I just joined a gym - I‘m an outdoor exerciser. I did think this happened IRL! 2w
marleed @Clwojick And note to self and anyone reading: Use blue tooth headphones for audiobooks at the gym! 2w
Clwojick I have bad balance due to multiple ear surgeries, and treadmills have always been tough for me. If I‘m going any faster than regular walking, I can‘t look to the sides, otherwise my step falters. I have smashed into the person beside me once, but thankfully it was just my BFF. 2w
marleed @Clwojick Oh wow, I‘d be afraid of treadmills if I were you. I did everything wrong today which only adds to my chagrin. 2w
Wife I came close to falling on a treadmill once... scary!🤕I hope you‘re okay and not too sore tomorrow. 🌹 2w
minkyb Hope you are ok. 2w
TheSpineView As long as it was only your pride that was hurt. Don't Let it stop you. 2w
Caterina Oof how ironic. So sorry you fell, I hope your sore spots are doing better today! This confirms my hatred of treadmills. 😂 2w
marleed @Wife, @minkyb, @TheSpineView, @Caterina After a morning at urgent care, knees rug burned, left hip bruised, shoulder sprained. But nothing torn or bruised. And pride they say will regenerate. I‘ll be fine. Thanks everyone! 2w
minkyb Egads! 2w
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This challenge song title made me think of those who climb mountains and live to write about it. And it made me realize this stack is crying for a copy of The Mountain Between Us.

Litsy Challenge Day 10 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #LustForLife
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Nicely done 2w
marleed @Cinfhen Well, Thank you! 2w
rohit-sawant Great interpretation! 2w
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I finished my current 3x3 grid. Perfect timing as the next one will be for the #BookFitnessChallenge

I can‘t choose a favorite so it‘s like this -

Evelyn, I want to go to lunch with you.

Bernadette, I kinda want to gossip about you.

Elery, Baby sometimes a secret is not yours to keep.

Kya, Those wilderness tips - you go girl!

Marianne, Connell, Seriously dudes - make up your minds already.

And Holly, PS. I love you.

baes Great collection! 3w
marleed @baes It was a great few weeks of stories! 3w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Good thing I liked the book because I love the cover so much. Imagine the graffiti sign where one might replace ‘tacos‘ with ‘you‘ but I replace tacos with ‘this cover‘.

Now to binge and clear my dvr since there‘s no time for tv beginning tomorrow #BookFitnessChallenge

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The Graduate | Charles Webb
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You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show #YouNeverCanTell

I thought of Ben who truly loved Elaine. And Mrs Robinson who warns #YouNeverCanTell

Litsy Challenge Day 9 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #YouNeverCanTell
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 3w
marleed @Cinfhen Thank you! This was the first day I thought of the movie before the book. 3w
Cinfhen I haven‘t read the book or seen the film 🙈even though they are both so iconic. I probably should rectify this 🤓 3w
marleed @Cinfhen OMG, you must see the movie. It‘s just so perfect. I googled the book vs movie tonight and there is a lengthy article comparing the two. The movie it seems is better because Ben (Dustin Hauffman) is more likable than the book. And can we just say - that soundtrack is everything! 3w
rohit-sawant Nice! 🙌🏼 @Cinfhen Hope you check out the film soon! It's soo good. 3w
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I‘m in! It‘s heating up here and this is a great incentive to maintain my fitness routine 35 miles per week (approx 12k steps per day). My lib card from San Antonio expires in June. I‘m all set up with new card in a new city and my virtual audio stack is sky high - this challenge will help -16 books, I can do it! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 3w
audraelizabeth Wow,12k steps is quite a bit. I only come close at work. 3w
marleed @audraelizabeth I‘m ridiculously competitive with myself on my Fitbit and those 12k steps. I can‘t use it to buddy up with friends and family because I just can‘t consider how their step count gathers compared to my own. I can only compete with what I did the day before. (edited) 3w
audraelizabeth At home usually less than a mile but at work usually 3 sometimes 5. 3w
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Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away. #GimmeShelter

I liked both book and movie. This book taught me to appreciate detail in storytelling. And can I just give a shout out to swordfisherman - like, what the hell are you thinking!!?

Litsy Challenge Day 8 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #GimmeShelter
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen I‘m so down for the book & film. It‘s been lingering too long on my TBR 3w
rohit-sawant Nice! I've yet to check out both! 3w
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I could wait no longer for my bookclub‘s November ‘19 pick so I read Where the Crawdads Sing. I liked it! And credit to the author for being more creative in a title than The Marsh Girl. #NewToMeAuthor #MayMadness

@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick Ooo. I‘m loving that Nicholas Sparks collection in the background too! 3w
marleed @Clwojick Haha - I was trying to square off my photo but didn‘t have any North Carolina prompts. And then, oh yes I do! My Nicholas Sparks collection! 3w
rather_be_reading my current read rn 3w
marleed @rather_be_reading The setting of this book convinced me to slow down and enjoy it. 3w
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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You'll see him in your nightmares,
you'll see him in your dreams

As disturbing as this book was, listening to Jeremy Irons reading it has haunted me for years. I can‘t bring myself to rate this book because the story is so creepy.

Litsy Challenge Day 7 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #RedRightHand
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rohit-sawant I started with this few years ago but bailed. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it when I pick it up next time. 3w
marleed @rohit-sawant I couldn‘t finish the book either. The audio was at the library and I went that route and remain disturbed by it years later. At the time my now-grown kids had the lion king on video repeat. I‘m telling ya, Scar‘s voice was hard for me to hear. 3w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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So my sister is touring Ireland. Seriously, I can die happy knowing my oldest sibling finally got to Ireland. It was all good - until this morning. Now I‘ve gone total Jelly - she picked up the European cover - and doesn‘t even realize how cool that is! Is there a hashtag for #JellyFishEnvy of your sister‘s possession. #CoverLove

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I'm so jealous, I want this cover! 3w
marleed @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime This is my gift giving sister who basically spends every hard earned penny purchasing gifts for others. So I had to be careful in my response less she use her limited travel weight on me. But, yep, call me a jellyfish right now! (edited) 3w
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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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I'm traveling at the speed of light. I wanna make a supersonic man out of you. #DontStopMeNow

I‘ve recently replaced my paperback with a thrift store find hardback. I‘m finally going to place my sentimental paperback in the Free Little Library down the street. #DontStopMeNow

Litsy Challenge Day 6 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie

Djspens Love this book!! 3w
rohit-sawant I need to read this one! 3w
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You‘ll look up an down streets. Look ‘em over with care. About some you will say, “I don‘t chose to go there.”

A Dr Seuss movie short: https://youtu.be/ahv_1IS7SiE

Litsy Challenge Day 5 #MayMovieMagic #HowFarIllGo
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Dr Seuss 🎩❤️ 3w
rohit-sawant 💜💜 3w
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When We Left Cuba | Chanel Cleeton
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I‘m determined to like this book because I was looking forward to the sequel of Next Year in Havana. But I swear if I have to read Beatriz wax on about the burden of being so beautiful and so young one more time I‘m going to do something rash - like maybe break the binding on this brand new paperback. #YoungAndBeautiful

Cinfhen Ha!!! 3w
Rachel_nyc Oh no! I have been looking forward to this one too but that sounds annoying! 3w
marleed @Rachel_nyc don‘t let it stop you because the continued story of Beatriz is worthwhile. Maybe you can go in taking a tally and then you‘ll find it amusing vice annoying! And I was engaged in the history of this time period. 3w
Rachel_nyc @marleed lol that sounds like a good idea. I‘m definitely still going to read it and always appreciate knowing flaws like this in advance so I can manage expectations. 3w
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Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?

Litsy Challenge Day 4: #MayMovieMagic #YoungAndBeautiful
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you joined in!! 3w
KristenDuck Never saw this movie but I loved the book 3w
marleed The movie version I saw was many moons ago as a kid. I was afraid of massive old portraits for years after! 3w
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 3w
marleed @rohit-sawant Thanks! This book came immediately to mind when I pondered those lyrics. I couldn‘t apply it to anything else until I posted about Dorian. Having done that I realized even my current read fit the day‘s challenge! 3w
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PS, I Love You | Cecelia Ahern
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Holly took a sip of her tea. Oh, the wonders of the magical tea, the answer to all of life‘s little problems. You have a gossip and you make a cup of tea, you get fired from your job and you have a cup of tea, your husband tells you he has a brain tumour and you have a cup of tea …

RadicalReader Tea fixes everything because it is tastefully terrific 3w
marleed @RadicalReader I completely agree! 3w
RadicalReader @marleed what‘s your favorite tea? I like sweet iced tea 3w
marleed @RadicalReader I drink tea all day long, mostly hot - chai tea lattes, earl grey, and my new fav - white tea with honey and steamed lemonade! 3w
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