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mcipher

Joined November 2016

The library is my happy place.
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The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
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Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson
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The Verifiers by Jane Pek
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Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Reading this with leftover Chinese food, black currant hard cider, and this Andrew Bird song in my head because of the line about cartographers: https://g.co/kgs/Q1xLGs (under Chloe‘s watchful and slightly pork-interested gaze)

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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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I loved Gaylin‘s Brenna Spector series, but I wasn‘t sure about this living up to my expectations (I‘m thinking about another Chelsea Cain situation here I think - something just kinda good after a series that I was obsessed with) So far, though, I‘m wrong - and might finish this in one sitting because I need to know what‘s happening next!! (PS hi unicorn comfy pants!)

EvieBee It‘s really good! Hard to put a bookmark in. 2w
mcipher @EvieBee Agreed! I finished it so fast 2w
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Must Love Books | Shauna Robinson
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Posting my #BFC2022 goals for the first time in forever because I really want to be accountable this month!! April was tough because I had terrible sciatica and spent a lot of time just managing that. Though I did ok with veggies near month end.
Book goal: finish at least 5 from my big library stack
Health goals: PT every other day, yoga 5x week, walks 3x week… but really just keep MOVING. And keep eating my veggies 😅
(Current read tagged)

wanderinglynn Great goals. You got this! 🙌🏻 4w
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The Verifiers | Jane Pek
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Very much enjoying this matchmaker detective story and its NYC setting and quirky, smart, funny heroine (and her family) I‘m about halfway through, but so far two 👍👍, even if Amelia isn‘t so sure about it.

Leftcoastzen 😻 1mo
jenniferw88 😻😻😻 1mo
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Currently reading 📚 for book club 📚 plus unrelated pic of my husband on our Oregon trip a few weeks ago. I‘m still thinking about those trees and beaches… 🌲 🌊 Side note: I‘m reading a lot this year and started buying too many books, but haven‘t been writing reviews (or posting here). Anyone else feel like their reading is still “off”? 😳 Each pandemic year has brought such strange reading changes for me.

OrangeMooseReads Yes. My reading is definitely “off”. 2mo
EvieBee What an amazing picture!! 2mo
Lcsmcat I agree that the pandemic has changed my reading. But maybe it‘s helpful to think of your reading as being “different” rather than “off.” No value judgment, just change. I‘ve had lots of those changes in my decades of reading. 2mo
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Lindy My reading hasn‘t been off, but my inclination to review has certainly been flagging. I‘m trying to remedy that by posting Litsy reviews before moving on to new books because I like being able to look back on my own thoughts. (PS I love your photo from your trip.) 2mo
Leftcoastzen Oh man ! Beautiful picture, I miss Oregon trees & Northern California trees! 2mo
mcipher @EvieBee Thank you! It‘s so gorgeous there, it was easy to take great pictures 😆 2mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat Good point, I guess my perspective is pandemic = negative and that‘s not always true when it comes to the changes it‘s brought! And you‘re right, my reading has changed a lot in my life (I want to go back to kid summer reading!! That was the best) 2mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen Our plan is to move there this year and I am SO excited. East coast trees are nice but I‘m just in love with west coast trees now!! 2mo
mcipher @Lindy That‘s a good idea! Maybe a platform change would help - I usually do goodreads reviews and I know I‘ll miss this year‘s when I look back at my books. And thanks!! 🙃 2mo
Gissy Love that picture! Those trees are beautiful! So big 🌲😍 2mo
mcipher @Gissy They‘re mind blowing - so big!! 2mo
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Donut Fall in Love | Jackie Lau
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Solo lunch date today - so far this book is so cute and fun!

RealLifeReading Ooh beer sampler! 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Looks good to me!---just need a cheese platter! Or some beer cheese appetizer. 4mo
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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit for my #littlechristmasswap - I‘ve been dying to read this book and both the chocolates look AMAZING. I‘m having a rough week with my anxiety so opening this was such a nice treat ♥️

Chrissyreadit Oh! I hope the chocolate helps. I just started a supplement for anxiety, and sent some to my daughter. I hope you feel better and glad you like everything! 5mo
mcipher @Chrissyreadit It did! I took a walk, ate the pb cups, and feel much better. ♥️ 5mo
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Thank you so much for my #jolabokflod gift @BethM !! The chocolate sounds so delicious and I‘m excited to dive into the sweet book (plus, bonus adorable teas!!). Merry Christmas! 🎄

BethM Their chocolate is some my most favorite! Hope you enjoy! And Edna the elf was an invention of my grandma who lived far away. Edna abs Elmer would write to us around Christmas time to make sure we were good :) 5mo
mcipher @BethM Awww that‘s so sweet! Thank you even more for sharing that with me!! 🥰 5mo
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No Memes of Escape | Olivia Blacke
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Gratuitous library cart shot to say I got my #littlechristmasswap (thanks @Chrissyreadit I think!) and my #JolabokaflodSwap (from the mysterious Edna the Elf?!!!) and I think I forgot to post both so I‘m sorry if you were stalking but they are here safe and sound!!

Chrissyreadit Yay! 5mo
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Breadcrumbs | Anne Ursu
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Thank you @Bookgoil - I love my #wintersolsticeswap !! The tagged book 📕 looks perfect for cozy winter break reading (how lucky am I to have gotten a kids‘ librarian as my swap partner? Cool teen lit for the win!!!). I‘ve already broken into the cookies 🍪 and the chai ☕️ will be 100% happening later today - in the tub with my favorite bath 🛁 bomb brand and a yummy-smelling candle 🕯 perhaps? 🤗 ♥️

Bookgoil I loved all of these so I hope you enjoy! Thanks for being an awesome partner! ❤️ enjoy all your goodies! 5mo
Chrissyreadit 🤍❄️😍❄️🤍 5mo
sprainedbrain Mmmm gingerbread… lovely package! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Combined Litsy swap/group update post…. 🤗
My #WinterSolsticeSwap #littlechristmasswap and #JolabokaflodSwap packages all went out today (along with some Xmas cards to my family since still no big gathering this year 😢) Now to finish my #LMPBC and get that out the door (sorry @Readergrrl @Hazel2019 @Butterfinger - I‘m so close! Plus I got my December book in today‘s mail so I really gotta get cracking!)

Chrissyreadit 😘🤍❄️🤍🙌🎉🥳 6mo
Butterfinger @Hazel2019 @Readergrrl @mcipher I am still reading mine. 6mo
Readergrrl No worries here! It‘s a very busy time of year! 6mo
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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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It‘s here! Amelia says “do not open it yet, I‘m watching you…”. Thanks @Bookgoil ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
#wintersolsticeswap

Chrissyreadit 🙌🥳👏🎉🤍 6mo
Bookgoil I‘m so late posting it myself, glad it came safely! ❤️ 6mo
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Bodleian Library | Oxford, United Kingdom (Library)
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Headed down the alley toward the Bodleian! Got to hit the gift shop but didn‘t have time for the tour this time…. Oxford has been amazing fun and now we‘re in London. ❤️

BethM 😍 6mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 😍 6mo
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1 Cliche but Narnia ❤️
2 Very grateful for the day off today because I‘m jet lagged from a quick CA trip for work and headed out to England Sunday (for vacation) so my body needs this day of rest!!
Thanks for the tag @kspenmoll — better late than never right?? Tagging any other latecomers who want to play #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 😍📚👍🏼 7mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I went a little swap crazy this year, but no one ever buys me books so I feel it‘s justified 😆 and I‘m really looking forward to all 3 of these!
#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon
#LittleChristmasSwap @bookish_wookish
#WinterSolsticeSwap @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

catiewithac These are the 3 I signed up for, too! Last year I did 7 swaps!!!! 3 is perfect! :) 7mo
Avanders Me too and me too!! 🤭😁 7mo
Chrissyreadit 😘👏🙌 7mo
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merelybookish Yes, I also don't ever get books. 7mo
Crazeedi I signed up for these 3 too! 7mo
Aims42 I also rarely get books for Christmas from my family. Even though I give a list of books to them, for some reason they think it‘s my “If nothing else, you can get me this” list. It‘s not. Just buy me the books! 😆 7mo
BiblioLitten Same! I never get books.🤭 7mo
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@Readergrrl @Butterfinger @Hazel2019
I‘m going old school kinda feminist poetry for my potential picks (partially based on really liking the covers). Anyone have thoughts on any of these?
#LMPBC Group U

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Readergrrl I love Louise Gluck and Sharon Olds!! I‘d read any of these, but Gluck and Olds are fantastic! 7mo
Readergrrl I‘ve read Kaur‘s books and I‘d be happy to reread those too. Beautiful!! I‘m not familiar with Sarah Kay. I‘ve listened to some of her spoken work, so I‘m always eager to learn more. I guess I‘d be happy with any of these choices!!! 😊 7mo
Hazel2019 All look great! Gluck would be my #1 choice. @mcipher @Readergrrl @Butterfinger (edited) 7mo
Butterfinger They all look fine to me. I'm excited. 7mo
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🎃 My #Hauntedhollowswap is kitty approved and i agree with Amelia‘s assessment!! @rsteve388 you NAILED the books - just finished my current read and I‘m starting the tagged as soon as I hit post! The candle smells amazing, I‘m obsessed with the tote (new library bag! I have holds to pick up…), and Reese‘s are my jam. 🎃 Thank you!! 🖤 #HHS

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🧡🎃 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love Frostbeard candles! 7mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 🎃 7mo
Hooked_on_books Love the tote! 7mo
rsteve388 Oh good, I am really glad you live everything. 7mo
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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Chloe and Edith investigating my #bookhaul from the Book Barn annual sale (everything 30% off!!) I‘m choosing to believe my tote bag right now even if it feels a little like hoarding since I am so bad about actually READING the books I buy… 😆

WanderingBookaneer Love the bag! 7mo
DrexEdit Very nice haul! 👍 😄 7mo
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Totally unrelated but I got my #HauntedHollowSwap package AND started getting my new tattoo today, and the tattoo pic is cooler than the box pic 😂😂 (though I am super excited for #HHS opening day!!) I think it‘s from you @rsteve388 ?

BookwormAHN Nice 💙 7mo
HeathHof Awesome! 🤩 7mo
Soubhiville I love it so far! 7mo
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 And your tattoo looks awesome. 7mo
rsteve388 That sounds right. If it was a FedEx box then yup it was from me. 7mo
ozma.of.oz Oh that‘s lovely! ❤️❤️ 7mo
marleed Oh your tattoo is so cool! 7mo
kplovesbooks 😍😍 That is going to be so lovely!!! 7mo
Oryx Wow. That's amazing 7mo
monalyisha Your tattoo artist seems amazing! 7mo
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The Kingdoms | Natasha Pulley
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When your nails and your sweater kinda match your book (and my phone and my bra and my shower curtain… I feel like my life is honestly mostly this color family 😆)
First day at my new job after NINE (!!) years at my previous company so comfy sweater and some chill reading time first is a must (so nervous, had nightmares)

TheBookDream You‘ll do fine! 8mo
BarbaraJean Aw… hope your reading time is a relaxing lead-in to a fantastic first day!! 8mo
TiredLibrarian Have a great day #1! 8mo
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AileenRR Good luck today! 8mo
Leftcoastzen Hope it‘s a great day. 8mo
BookNAround Hope it‘s a fantastic day. 8mo
Jas16 Good luck! 8mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Tagged! It‘s a #blameitonlitsy pick
Tough one but maybe raspberries?
I‘m really hoping for another book in Bailey Cattrell‘s Enchanted Garden mysteries, and also looking forward to the final(?) Aurora Cycle book.
Today I am grateful for so many things including: looking forward to starting a new job (after 8+ years in this company!!), yoga and beer plans with a friend tomorrow, and fall on the horizon.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Wonderful post!! 8mo
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Me, very sweaty in the Key West cemetery. Reading the tagged book on the plane/by the pool and just hoping we don‘t get sick because we have April vaccines and no booster yet. 🤨

marleed Have fun, stay safe. My vaccine was completed in April, as well. I‘m hoping the weather cools down soon because it seems my NK95 masks should be my go to masks again. 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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First swap in a long time so I thought answering these might be helpful to my match! ☺️
1 We used to but not haven‘t forgot a few years
2 I do but I own too many pairs
3 Pink and green, but really into red for house stuff
4 Scarves! ❤️
5 Don‘t really have one
6 My son‘s first Halloween I made him a Max costume (from Where the Wild Things Are) and it‘s got a special place in my heart
7 Yay… but I look terrible in hats 😆
#HHS

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 9mo
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My Friday evening plans. Plus baked feta pizza with tomatoes from the overgrown garden behind this pic. 🥰

Tamra Oh yummy dinner plans. 10mo
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Reading with my mom‘s puppy while I wait for showtime for the Black Widow. He‘s the sweetest little big guy!

dylanisreading I can't wait to see Black Widow! What a cute dog! 🐶🐕 11mo
Tamra So cute! 11mo
mcipher @Bianca It was really good! 11mo
mcipher @Tamra Isn‘t he? He‘s such a sweetie too ❤️ 11mo
Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 11mo
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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Chloe says “read fast, book club is Wednesday!!!” #catsoflitsy

Kappadeemom I think Chloe is saying, “ Put that down and pet me!” 😻 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl She‘s beautiful! 11mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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The remnants of my snack dinner and three favorite creepy books I ordered to replace lost/loaned copies. I had a minor surgery today so will be snuggled up in bed reading my heart out all weekend 🥰

LauraBrook I hope you feel better soon! Yay for replacing books and your snack dinner, it looks really good. In fact, I think I‘ll copy you! Thanks for the idea! 12mo
Leftcoastzen Love Night Film ! Maybe I should check out your other favorites. 12mo
Tamra Mmmmm snack dinner. I did that last night with popcorn! 😃 12mo
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MaleficentBookDragon Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the rest and the books! 🤗 12mo
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery and restful weekend 12mo
DivineDiana Hope you are healing well! ❤️ 12mo
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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I love this place (and my fun pink hair)

Lindy Your pink hair is adorable 😍 13mo
Trashcanman Awesome hair colour 13mo
dylanisreading The pink hair is so cute! 13mo
Areader2 ❤️ The Book Barn! 12mo
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Thanks for the tag @Sharpeipup -it‘s been a second Monday sort of Tuesday so I needed some fun 😉
1- I love books set in places I‘ve been - Maine and New Orleans come to mind as favorites.
2 - I tend to read a lot of romance, typically about females, but I don‘t really have a preference. I do hate when an author if one gender writes another gender badly though!
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I agree with you on #2! Thanks for playing! 1y
Sharpeipup I agree on #1 1y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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This one took me a minute to get into and now it‘s like I‘m itching to read it and see what happens next - it‘s soooo good. I‘m also slowly getting into wine. My favorite are the 19 Crimes and I‘m partial to Snoop‘s Cali Red (plus I get to say Snoop Wine.... 😉) 🍷 📚 ♥️

ScientistSam 19 crimes have several good wines for sure! 1y
britt_brooke 19 Crimes makes some pretty good stuff. I‘ve never tried any of Snoop‘s, but now I must!! 😂 (edited) 1y
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Up close and personal #catsoflisy reading buddy to start this fun mystery with tonight (Amelia is directly behind her, Edie shoved herself in between us to be thisclose 💕)

wanderinglynn So fluffy! ❤️🐱 1y
Crazeedi Awww!💗😻💗 1y
Bookzombie Pretty! 💕🐈 1y
Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Non-book post but I am teaching this workshop tonight at 6 pm EST. So if you wanna be your own valentine... 💕❤️💕
Link to sign up in comments!

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Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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You guys, I am *loving* this book. Enough that I risked the claws by infiltrating Amelia‘s cat bed with it for a picture 😹 #catsoflitsy

IuliaC 😻 1y
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#BFC21 Month one done!
Work‘s been exhausting week so I fell off my goals this last week but I‘m being gentle with myself and adapting.
Feb goals:
🌟 Movement and meditation daily (cont from Jan)
🌟 Finish Jan and Feb #TBRDeckOfCards books (list in comments)
🌟No late night snacking!
🌟Try a new/different veggie or fruit every week

mcipher #TBRDeckOfCards books from Jan: red font in cover - (edited) 1y
mcipher Finishing today: green cover - (edited) 1y
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mcipher For Feb: Love in title - 1y
mcipher Finished already: 2nd book on series - 1y
mcipher About food - I have to change this since it‘s not out til May but for now it‘s (edited) 1y
AprilMae Recommendation for fruit/veggies to try if you haven't: yellow kiwi, rambutan (sp?), jackfruit, parsnips, kumquat or dragonfruit!!! These are fairly easy to locate and are yum/fun to try 1y
mcipher @AprilMae I love yellow kiwis and i have a parsnip in my fridge for this week! I‘ve had them but not for years. Kumquat, rambutan, and jackfruit are now on my list - thanks 😊 I‘m not a big dragonfruit fan even though they are so pretty. 1y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1y
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Here‘s my BFC21 January check-in...
Goals: daily movement and meditation, reading my own shelves more.
Movement: slowly making my way thru my “21 day” Pilates challenge - I‘m not doing it every day but I‘m still noticing strength gains! I‘ve walked or practiced yoga or most days in addition to Pilates (or instead of!), only missed one day.
Meditation daily ✔️ (rec Medito app, I like it!)
Books off my shelf: 1 done, 2 in progress

mcipher I‘ve also been weighing myself relatively consistently, drinking more water, and starting most days with a healthy breakfast (my nutritionist goals from December continuing on) 👍 1y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1y
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Love this giveaway! Tagged was everyone in book club‘s favorite, even those who don‘t normally agree. #goodbyebotm @Hooked_on_books

Hooked_on_books Thanks for entering! I personally thought the Las Vegas section of this one should have been heavily edited but I otherwise liked it. And lots to chew on for book club for sure! 1y
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The Searcher | Tana French
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Monday night bathtub self care (plus my 21 day Pilates challenge is kicking my butt and hot water helps!!) I‘m loving this book so far - her writing is just so good even though this one is VERY different. And Julius is always delicious. 😉

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Skirting Danger | Kay Keppler
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So mayyyybe these are not #BFC21 goals but donuts in the sunshine with my mom and son are #lifegoals 😆
This first week I have meditated and moved my body every day (my 2 general fitness goals). I didn‘t set a solid book goal, but I did clean up my currently-reading and started a few new books, including the tagged. I also got a healthy meal prep cookbook and set up Everyplate delivery to help us stop eating so much takeout. Feeling good!

kspenmoll Wow. Those are some delicious looking donuts! 1y
kspenmoll Great week! 1y
JenReadsAlot Yum! 1y
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And I think donuts as a reward is an excellent choice. 😋 1y
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I did open this yesterday but then I spaced in posting (New Year‘s hangover anyone else??) @A_planNerd this was a great box!! I love the fuzzy socks and bath stuff is my jam and all these books sound soooo good! Thanks for making my New Year‘s quit a lot better! (PS I didn‘t take pictures of the wrapping but it was GORGEOUS!!) #bestof2020

candority Lovely! 😍 1y
mabell What pretty gifts! 1y
A_planNerd I hope you love “It Ends with Us” and please do share if you enjoy “Well Met”. Warm wishes for 2021, fingers crossed. 1y
mcipher @A_planNerd I definitely will. I read another Hoover I really liked so I‘m excited for more of hers - and Well Met sounds adorable but I started I Let You Go this evening first! ☺️ 1y
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Searcher | Tana French
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !!
1) I wanted to get the tagged from the library and waited... and waited... hopefully a hold that comes in for January...
2) I just feel like it was a weird reading year. Inconsistent. I got distracted constantly and put down a LOT of books and read super slow. So I guess I regret not having more focus and a better handle in my TBR. I am a mood reader and 2020 was a MOOD 🤣🤣
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Yes, 2020 was a mood!Thanks for playing! 1y
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Stiletto: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Re-reading this with all 3 kitties curled up in bed with me. Today is a laaaazy reading day for now, but then I have so much Xmas cleanup (small but still messy this year...)Happy Holidays Litsy friends!!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is beautiful! A great photo! 1y
mcipher @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I got a new Adobe app that‘s super fun 🥰 1y
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Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots
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Is there anything better than a new library #bookhaul ?!?? It‘s such a magical feeling of anticipation. 😍

shellleigh33 ❤️❤️ The Sundown Motel!!! 1y
mcipher @shellleigh33 So excited - I love her books!! 1y
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@Jeshara Thank you so much for my #craftsandcozies #craftandcozy package! The crafts look perfect - low commitment big reward 😆 And I‘m so excited for all 3 of these books - I totally started the tagged before sending a copy for another swap and the other two are 100% up my alley 😍

mcipher @Jeshara Hoping your box arrived okay - I didn‘t see you post that it did 🤞 1y
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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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Amelia is hanging with me while I drink iced chai and alternate between these two. I‘m on vacation (well, STAYcation) all week and trying to make a dent in the TBR so I went a little nuts while I can still get library books (one of my locals is completely closing for at least two weeks).

MallenNC I got One to Watch for my birthday. I‘m hoping to read it once my holiday starts Wednesday. 2y
Leftcoastzen 😻 2y
valeriegeary Our library shut down again for 2 weeks. The books I own are all cheering but I'm like, "shut up, I don't want you, I want what I can't have." ??? 2y
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Texreader ❤️🐈😻 2y
booksandsympathy Our library has been closed since March. They have contactless pick-up, but I miss going in and just browsing the shelves. 2y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I‘m late to the party on this one - but I just finished it last night and it was so good!!! I loved the gothic elements and how it turned into something even creepier as the story went on.

mcipher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You asked about this one - two thumbs up!! 👍 👍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Thank you 😊 2y
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I just wanted find share this hilarious random picture of me at 17 next to me at 40 😆 because I needed to use something to tell @Mommamanzi and @Jeshara that I got my box and Sarah, your #craftsandcozies package shipped and should be there Saturday. 🙌

mcipher And @Jeshara I totally forgot to hashtag them box 😖 2y
Texreader Love this! 2y
LibrarianRyan Love it! 2y
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Jeshara Yay! I can't wait for opening day! Love the pics! 2y
A_planNerd I accidentally hit send earlier lol so I decided to comment on your post instead. In continuation, similar to you I love mugs as well. I own many but can‘t stop buying them. Cozy socks fit the season perfectly. I try to purchase bookmarks from everywhere I travel too but never use them, just an odd collection lol I don‘t own any book sleeves yet but they look cute and fun. As for bath products, I tend to skip due to sensitive skin and no bath lol 2y
A_planNerd Hope that helped a bit as I realized I was not helpful at all when I submitted my sign-up form. 2y
mcipher @A_planNerd Totally helps thank you!! 2y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I think I finally got (momentarily) tired of a steady comfort diet of cozy mystery and romance and I‘m looking for more substance; so these are my potential Sunday afternoon brain food picks. I feel like the pandemic is starting to be untenable again and I‘m in full on hibernation mode but I‘m not liking it.

LiteraryinLawrence I really recommend the Frankel book. 💗💗💗 And I completely agree with you about the pandemic. I had to go out yesterday to run a couple errands, and I sort of mentally prepared myself that I wouldn‘t be going out again for a long time. (edited) 2y
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Non-bookish post, but my sister‘s dog got hit by a car this weekend. She‘s hanging in there, but her care is racking up some crazy bills and we made a GoFundMe to help support her stay at Tufts including some upcoming surgery as soon as she‘s stable enough. No pressure obviously but I know there are some dog lovers here - and even if you just keep her in your thoughts it‘s appreciated.
Link in the comments 😘

Leftcoastzen I‘m so sorry. 2y
Reviewsbylola Poor baby. I hope she recovers swiftly. 2y
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readordierachel How awful. I'm sorry. 2y
Birdsong28 Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️ 2y
batsy That's awful. I hope she recovers well ❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Poor girl. I hope she‘ll recover well. 💗 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick She's beautiful! A little extra help & love is headed her way! 💛 2y
mcipher @Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola @readordierachel @Birdsong28 @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thank you all! She came home yesterday, surgery next week but she‘s doing great. We get to visit her tomorrow 🥰 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Glad to hear she's home for now. Sending her some of my best wishes that the surgery goes well & she has a speedy recovery. 2y
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By Familiar Means | Delia James
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Took the boy the Apple store to get his phone fixed. Brought a book to read in the car while I wait. And then realized I grabbed the book I just finished instead of the next one in the series. 🥺 Thank goodness for ebooks on my phone!!

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By Familiar Means | Delia James
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One of my familiars “helping” with my teabag string. 🙂 I‘m reading this, making lemon bars, stress texting my mom and sister, and trying to ignore CNN tonight (if I hear “the road to 270 one more time...). #catsoflitsy
Sending everyone else waiting out the election results positive vibes! 😘

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I love that mug! Thinking of you all so much 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook (all of you in the US) 2y
readordierachel For a second, I thought your kitty was about to knock the mug over (as cats are wont to do). Hope you're hanging in there 💙 2y
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mcipher @MommyWantsToReadHerBook thanks you! I think it‘s tough for everyone, even non-US -it‘s a pivotal moment 2y
mcipher @readordierachel Oh I‘m sure she would! She knocked over my Chinese leftovers last night trying to steal a shrimp. 😝 2y
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