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mc916

Joined April 2018

GRS 🙋🏻‍♀️ Gym - Read - Sleep
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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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A good listen for this past week. I really enjoyed her writing however not a scandalous as i had thought. A little bit of Gray Gardens and a little bit of Gatsby.
Week 5 of #bfcr2 and I‘ve been busy trying to keep my commitment. @wanderinglynn @WriterAtHeart @Econaghan @BookishBelle @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @laura311 @crazyspine

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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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It was pretty good! Set in LA in 2003 - before iPhones & before social media - before selfies! An artist goes missing on the day of her new gallery show called, Still Lives, where the art is all self portraits of her dressed up as famous murdered women like the black dahlia and Nicole Brown Simpson. It has a smart female protagonist and supporting characters. Would make a great book club read too!

mc916 I SWEAR i wasn‘t drunk when i wrote that ☝🏼 3mo
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Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works | Alan G. Lafley, Roger L. Martin
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What week is this? What day is this? What‘s my name?!?! Full disclosure: I was in strategy meetings all last week and only made it to the gym once because i was there from 7-5, everyday. What did I miss??? Picture of my team at a much needed work outing 😂 #BFCR2

wanderinglynn That looks like fun! I hope this week is a bit calmer for you. 👍🏻😉 3mo
Econaghan Fun! 3mo
crazyspine So fun! Convince Tony to do that as next faculty meeting @Econaghan 3mo
jmtrivera So cool! 3mo
Econaghan @crazyspine That would be amazing! 😂 3mo
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@TheNerdyProfessor we spent the day in Cambridge! We hit up some breweries and of course, Harvard! The bookstore had some great finds in the basement that we bought as gifts to bring back (we actually mailed them back because books are heavy)! Thank you for the recommendation!! #harvardbookstore
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I‘m re-reading The Goldfinch in between my current read, which is about art too! Hahahah

TheNerdyProfessor I am so glad you found it! That store is one of my favorites. If you ever get to go back, Christmastime in Boston is beautiful. 3mo
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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Week 2 check in and we‘re back from our 9-day vacation. NYC was amazing! We got to see 2 shows: Burn This with Keri Russell and Adam Driver (swoon), and The Book of Mormon which was HILARIOUS!! The good thing about NYC is all the walking and we got no less than 15K steps a day! Reminder: I‘m in a boot! I hope everyone else had a great week as well!! #bfcround2 📷 the Guggenheim in NYC

jmtrivera That sounds like a blast! 3mo
wanderinglynn What an awesome week! 🙌🏻 and so cool you got to see Adam Driver! ❤️ 3mo
mc916 @wanderinglynn He‘s my crush! Luckily, my husband is a theater geek so he was happy to see the play. What‘s funny is that he commented on all the young people there and how proud he was that they supported the arts. I gave him a look with a “they‘re here to see Adam Driver!” Sure enough, the second he entered the stage, all the girls (myself included) gasped, squealed, and cheered! Hahahahha! 3mo
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mc916 @jmtrivera we did 9 days: Boston, Maine, and NYC! We are exhausted! Just the two of us. No teenage daughter! It was so much fun! 3mo
jmtrivera @mc916 That sounds like a great time! I'm glad you got to enjoy it!!! 3mo
wanderinglynn @mc916 😂😂😂 Well whatever it takes to introduce people to the theatre. 3mo
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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Started a new one on vacation. Book 2/4 for the challenge. We are in Boston for the next 2 days and we love it! It‘s our first time here ❤️ Today we‘re going to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and hoping to get in over 10K steps like yesterday (even with my boot) #teamnewbie #bfc @wanderinglynn @Econaghan @BookBridget @laura311 @WriterAtHeart @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @BookishBelle @crazyspine

TheNerdyProfessor If you have time, I would take the Subway to Cambridge and visit the Harvard Bookstore 🥰 4mo
mc916 @TheNerdyProfessor yeah? I‘m down! I love old bookstores too! I was complaining about not seeing any yesterday when we walked around the freedom trial. Are they open on Sundays too? 4mo
TheNerdyProfessor OMGee, you must go! It's adorable and they have new books upstairs and used books downstairs. Plus there are a lot of cute restaurants in Harvard Square. I looked online and it's open from 10am to 10pm on Sundays. Ooooh, I hope you love it!! 4mo
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wanderinglynn Beautiful photo! ❤️ Have an amazing trip! 4mo
Econaghan Enjoy your trip! Great job with your goals! The boot is not holding you back! 4mo
crazyspine What a great pic! 4mo
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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I wanted a light listen with some mystery and came across this gem. It‘s very soap opera-y, perhaps it‘s the audio, but i did sit an extra 3 minutes in my car to finish the juicy chapter 😂. It‘s already better than the one i didn‘t finish, because that was booorreeeeee!! @Econaghan @BookBridget @wanderinglynn @laurar311 @WriterAtHeart @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @BookishBelle #book1of4 #bfcround2

wanderinglynn Glad this one is more exciting! 👍🏻 4mo
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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Current situation and current read. Ugh! I had to quit, A Well-Behaved Woman, because my time ran out in Overdrive...oh well! (It was a bore)

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My first challenge! I‘m excited! My six weeks goals as follows:
Books: 4
Fitness: CrossFit 4X/wk and lunchtime mini-wods 2X/wk
Team names...hmmm...no clue. Are we all newbies? @crazyspine @wanderinglynn @WriterAtHeart @laurar311 @BookBridget @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @BookishBelle
Picture: My Luna girl 😍

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
crazyspine You got this! I've never done crossfit; have you been doing it for a while? We could be #teamnewbie 4mo
mc916 @crazyspine yes, 6 years! It‘s the only thing i know how to do. I can assure you that i am NOT one of those athletes you see on TV! I love the combo of lifting and cardio, the class environment, and being able to drop as many Fbombs as i can, lol! I like#teamnewbie! 4mo
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Does this get better? I‘m about a quarter of the way in and it‘s a snooze! Not at all what i had hoped once i read her bio (online).

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Excited to start this one!

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book! Interested in your thoughts! 4mo
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Goldfinch | Donna Tartt

Re-reading this gem before the film comes out and getting sucked in all over again! I hate that i have yo put it down and go to bed to make it to the gym tomorrow. Ahhhhh...the struggle!!

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Bailedbailed

Y‘all, this monster of a bore is told in 2 parts. I returned it shortly after part 1. I swear i read 3567533 pages of absolutely NOTHING but some pathetic, entitled man‘s complaining and whining about his useless existence and his sad wife. I cannot be the only person who couldn‘t (or wouldn‘t) make it through this painful punishment...was I?

BookDragonNotWorm I made it through, but still don't know WTF the point of this book was. The wife's perspective was even worse. 4mo
Kdgordon88 You are not alone. I bailed half through and wondered what too me so long. 4mo
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Read this one right after, The Lying Game, and it was my favorite of hers so far! Great vacation or book club read!

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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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I was apprehensive about picking this one up, because I hated, The Woman in Cabin 10. I‘m so happy I did! No spoilers here...go read it!

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It‘s everything it‘s hyped up to be! Trust me! It‘s the only book in 2 years that everyone in book club loved. What a beautiful story ❤️

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️Loved it 4mo
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I just saw that Reese is making a Hulu series based on the book. I think the series will be better than the book and hope she dives deeper into all the characters. Thoughts? #littlefireseverywhere #reesewitherapoon

marleed I liked this book but may have loved it if the author hadn‘t so clearly made Mia, with all her choices, the paradigm of parenting. I‘ll be interested to see how Kerry and Reese approach the two mothers. 4mo
mc916 @marleed that‘s what pissed me off the most! I honestly felt that the book would take a different turn, and perhaps that‘s why i wasn‘t thrilled with it. I really enjoyed, Everything I Never Told You, but this one fell flat. 4mo
marleed My IRL bookclub meets for this next week. I‘m very intrigued for this discussion. 4mo
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Read this in 4 days!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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So far, my favorite read of 2018!