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mhillis

Joined July 2016

This book is good! Reading and teaching in Japan. Asymptote Educational Arm Assistant. https://www.asymptotejournal.com/asymptote-for-educators/
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Final check in for #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 #bookdragons

In the past 6 weeks, I‘ve established the habit of going to Jazzercise class. My goal was to 30 times and I came very close to that! 💪

I finished 16 books (10 in translation and 4 audiobooks)

My book related try something new activities were going to a book cafe!! 📚 ☕️ I also read a book translated from Thai for the first time and I read a book classified as horror 😱

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 4d
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you so much for hosting! I enjoy it and would like to participate if there‘s another round! 4d
Daisey Fantastic! 🙌 4d
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sudi You did great 👏👏👏 4d
Hestapleton Way to go! So proud of you! 4d
IndoorDame Yay! 👏🎉 Great job! 4d
mhillis @Daisey @sudi Thank you ☺️ 3d
mhillis @Hestapleton @IndoorDame Thanks! Love being part of book dragons! 3d
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I didn‘t finish any books this week because I wanted to spend time playing ocarina and studying Japanese instead! I‘ll get back to reading next week but I‘m really proud of the progress I made with music and language learning.
For fitness, I did 4 Jazzercise classes, walked 25 kilometers, and got back on track with the 100 glute challenge.
#bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #bookdragons

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
Daisey Great week! 2w
Hestapleton Awesome job! 2w
TheSpineView Great job! 2w
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#augustwrapup
10 translated titles, including 2 audiobooks and 2 collections of short stories translated from Thai. 9 books by women for Women in Translation month.
3 more fiction. 3 nonfiction.
SO many good books!! 📚

I‘m looking forward to September - Translation Month and World Kid Lit Month🔥

Crazeedi Well done Mary!👏💞 2w
mhillis @Crazeedi I‘m going to read fewer books in September! Back to school 🤓 2w
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Arid Dreams | Duanwad Pimwana
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Wrap up for this week! #witreadathon #summersendreadathon #bfcr3 #bookdragons

Read 5 books this week
Arid Dreams
The Lost Daughter 🎧
The City of Ash and Red
The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness
A Greater Music

Fitness
5/5 Jazzercise classes
28km walking

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
llawela Ooooh nice! 3w
Crazeedi Good job, and interesting reads!👏❤ 3w
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merelybookish Wow! Good job. I read that Ferrante title a few years back. It still haunts me! 3w
mhillis @merelybookish Thanks, I have to admit I only chose that book because it was short! Leda‘s actions shocked me sometimes during the story. Haunting is definitely the word for this one! 3w
IndoorDame Great week!! 3w
StayCurious You‘re doing so well! 3w
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I‘m so glad that one of the hosts for the Women in Translation readathon recommended The Girl Who Wrote Lonliness. Although I read Please Look After Mom, I hadn‘t heard of this book. The factories and schools, heartbreaking relationships, a blend of past and present, Korean history, a family, and what it means to be a writer.
#witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit #korea

merelybookish I really liked it too! And am glad I read it! It was so layered, especially seeing how that period was still affecting her life 20 years later. 3w
merelybookish *I will admit I found it a bit long. 3w
mhillis @merelybookish The chapters were very long! 3w
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Well I finished it! City of Ash and Red is disturbing and often disgusting, but I kept reading because it was well written. It‘s hard to describe this book, so here is a review (with spoilers) from Tor https://www.tor.com/2018/11/09/book-reviews-city-of-ash-and-red-by-hye-young-pyu...

Women in Translation readathon: the gap between original publication and translation spans at least 5 years

#witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit

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1. The Girl Who Wrote Lonliness
2. Not a long weekend, but I plan to study, exercise, and finish up my books for Women in Translation readathon!
3. I love all ice cream, but especially those with cheesecake chunks 😋
4. Flute! And this year I started teaching myself ocarina!
5. Ok 🥳 #friyayintro

AmyK1 My son has an ocarina and can play a little bit on it 👍🏼 3w
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A Greater Music | Suah Bae
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Second book finished for Women in Translation readathon! I really enjoyed this book about a Korean writer in Germany. Lots of interesting references to language, books, and music.
Book with the translator credited on the cover #witreadathon #womenintranslation #wit

saresmoore This sounds really interesting! 3w
mhillis @saresmoore It might not be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! The relationships between characters were intriguing too. 3w
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The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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This is the first time I‘ve finished an audiobook in one day! The Lost Daughter is a short but powerful book dealing with motherhood. Women in Translation Readathon: a book in a non traditional format 🎧 #witreadathon

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1. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
2. Passing by Nella Larsen
3. 🤷🏻‍♀️
4. Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
5. @Hestapleton @Caterina

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Megabooks Oh yeah, Thick is amazing! 3w
Eggs Intriguing! Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 3w
flying_monkeys The Leavers is so good! 3w
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August‘s author is Shirley Jackson! I‘ve already read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, so I wanted to try something a little different and I found her book The Witchcraft of Salem Village. When I was in school, I was interested in the Salem Witch Trials so I chose this short nonfiction book!
#authoramonth

KathyWheeler This was probably the first Shirley Jackson book I ever read — way back in 4th or 5th grade. Loved it. 3w
mhillis @KathyWheeler I think I would have loved reading this book back then! 3w
KathyWheeler @mhillis I did. Back then I also reread a lot; I think I read this book 3 or 4 times. 3w
Soubhiville Logged for Author a Month! 💜 3w
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Switching to this audiobook for the commute home!
#currentlyreading #audiocommuting #trainreads #summersendreadathon

Megabooks Loved this one! 3w
LeahBergen This was a good read! 3w
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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Bookish_B This is a such a fun read! Enjoy 😊 3w
mhillis @Bookish_B Thanks, Part One was especially funny! 3w
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Made my TBR for Women in Translation readathon and immediately started reading a different book 🤦🏻‍♀️ So far this is intriguing - MC gets transferred to a city in another country which is in the midst of a major trash crisis, but can‘t understand exactly what is happening because he doesn‘t speak the local language well
#womenintranslation #witreadathon #korea #summersendreadathon

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The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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My TBR for this week‘s Women in Translation Readathon and Summer‘s End Readathon:
1. A Greater Music 🎶
2. The Lost Child 🎧
3. The Secret Piano 🎹
The Girl who Wrote Loneliness (recommended read)
I‘ve already In Other Words which is the other recommended read. It‘s one of my favorite books though, so I‘ll reread it if I have time!
#witreadathon #summersendreadathon

merelybookish You're going for all 5 prompts! Good luck! 3w
mhillis @merelybookish I‘ve already changed my TBR 😂 Will post an update soon! 3w
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My Fitness Tracker | Dannelle Gay
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Week 3 check-in
📚 Books
The Witchcraft of Salem Village #authoramonth
The Years #womenintranslation
Thick
The Lady‘s Guide to Celestial Mechanics
The Poet X 🎧

💃Fitness
5/5 Jazzercise classes
22km walking
100 glute challenge

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 #bookdragons

StayCurious Looks like you‘re doing well! Great job 👌 4w
mhillis @StayCurious Thanks! This was a good week 👍 4w
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Daisey Looks like a great week! 4w
BarbaraJean What a great week!! What did you think of The Poet X? 4w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
mhillis @BarbaraJean It was very good! I was intrigued by the idea of a story about writing and performing poetry - it didn‘t disappoint! 4w
Hestapleton Awesome job!!!! 4w
IndoorDame What a great week!!! 🙌🏼 3w
Soubhiville Logged for Author a month 3w
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Another pic from reading by the lake yesterday. This old issue of Granta is amazing! Here is a piece by Ruth Ozeki called Linked which includes a renga on the last page. #poetry

tessavi Cute nails :) 4w
mhillis Thanks ☺️ 4w
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Toxic Flora: Poems | Kimiko Hahn
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Read an old issue of Granta by the lake today and found The Japanese Firefly Squid by Kimiko Hahn
#poetry #genji

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#bfcr3 #bookdragons week 2 check in

Read 3 books this week:
📚 The Sad Part Was
📚 The Star-Touched Queen
🎧 With You in Paris

Did 2 Jazzercise classes, 100 glute challenge, and 21km walking. I didn‘t meet my fitness goals this week because of the obon holiday and the typhoon!

IndoorDame Great week!👏 1mo
Megabooks Awesome job!! 1mo
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StayCurious A typhoon is a good reason to stay indoors- Good job on what you did accomplish! 1mo
Hestapleton Yes a typhoon would be a roadblock, but you worked with what you had! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week despite the weather. 1mo
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#bfcr3 week one #bookdragons
📚 Finished 3 books, Off the Clock, and two for Women in Translation month: The Emissary and Still Waters
💃 Did 5/5 Jazzercise classes this week
🍓 Made a strawberry peach smoothie bowl

BarbaraJean Strawberry peach smoothie bowl sounds fabulous! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I would be super interested in your recipe for the strawberry peach smoothie bowl! That sounds amazing! 1mo
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IndoorDame Way to go! 🙌 1mo
Hestapleton Way to go! A great week! 1mo
mhillis @TheAromaofBooks @BarbaraJean It‘s part of my try something new goal and it was super delicious! Here‘s the link to the YouTube video https://youtu.be/OXtB9jWThHI 1mo
mhillis @IndoorDame @Hestapleton Thanks! And for welcoming me to your team! 🎉 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo Thank you!!! 1mo
llawela Wow. Productive week! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 1mo
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I had so much fun with #bfcr2 and #booknerdherd ☀️
I finished up with 24 Jazzercise classes, 260 km of walking, and 22 books (including 4 audiobooks)!

This time I‘m a part of team #bookdragons and I‘m looking forward to it!! I‘m setting the following goals for #bfcr3
Read 12 books
Jazzercise 5 times per week (30 classes total)
Try something new! This could be workouts, recipes, or books that I might not normally pick up!

IndoorDame I love your goals! Welcome to the team! 1mo
llawela Amazing accomplishments . Good luck this round. How often you plan to try something new? :P 1mo
mhillis @IndoorDame Thank you! 1mo
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mhillis @llawela Thanks! 😂 Maybe each week? 1mo
wanderinglynn A fantastic round 2! 🎉 And great goals for round 3! 🙌🏻 1mo
Hufflepuffle Fab goals! Good luck! 1mo
Hestapleton I love that goal of trying something new! 1mo
StayCurious Very interested to see what new things you try! 1mo
mhillis @Hestapleton I got the idea from @Caterina who tried a new class every week during the last round! I thought it was a good idea so I want to try something similar. @StayCurious @Hufflepuffle 1mo
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The Emissary | Y?ko Tawada
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Reading my second book for Women in Translation month: The Emissary by Yoko Tawada and translated by Margaret Mitsutani 🍊
#currentlyreading #coverlove #womenintranslation #wit #witmonth

llawela Ooo nice cover. Looking fwd to your review. 1mo
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A Time to Dance | Padma Venkatraman
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I can‘t believe that it‘s the end of Week 6. Looking forward to Round 3!

💃 This week I attended a couple extra Jazzercise classes and walked 37 km. My summer break has just started and it‘s been very hot and humid!

📖 I finished three books and they were all good! The titles are A Rising Man, A Time to Dance, and The Case of Lisandra P. - the first book read for Women in Translation month!

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

Megabooks Great job!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Crazeedi Way to go Mary!! Great job!👏 2mo
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BillBlume Awesome! I loved A Time to Dance. Padma is an amazing person. 2mo
Soubhiville I have A Time to Dance and plan to read it soon 😊. Glad to hear you liked it! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 2mo
BarbaraJean Great week—and awesome challenge overall!! I‘m so glad to have been on a team with you! 2mo
mhillis @Megabooks Thank you ☺️ 1mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Thanks! It was fun being together in the group!! 1mo
mhillis @BillBlume This book was excellent! I‘d like to read some other books that she has written. 1mo
mhillis @Soubhiville Hope you enjoy reading it too! Looking forward to your review! 1mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you so much for organizing and cheering everyone on!! 1mo
mhillis @BarbaraJean Thank you ☺️ Go #booknerdherd !! 1mo
llawela 37km!! Awesome 1mo
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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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Finished A Rising Man just in time! July was a great reading month: This month I finished up the prompts for #nonfiction2019 and read a few cozy mysteries for #cozyinthesun and started on the summer prompts for #booked2019 📚
#julywrapup
Its August - time for Women in Translation month!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 💕📚💕 2mo
ferskner Nicely done! 2mo
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Week 5 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2

💃 This week I walked 47km and did Jazzercise 2 times. I took a trip this week, so it wasn‘t possible to meet my goal of 4 classes. Spent some time at the beach though and it was so fun and relaxing🏝

📚 I finished 3 books this week! The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown and Aunty Lee‘s Chilled Revenge for #cozyinthesun and Internment for #booked2019

🎧 Thanks #booknerdherd for another great week!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
BarbaraJean Looks like a great week!! 🎉👏🏼 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 2mo
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Auntie Lee‘s Chilled Revenge is the third book in the Singaporean Mystery series and the third book I‘ve read for #cozyinthesun ☀️ Although this book‘s mystery was probably the most interesting of the series, several characters are annoying and the wrap up was not very surprising. Most of the scenes take place at the cafe Aunty Lee‘s Delights so the descriptions of food are amazing, plus there are recipes in the back of the book!

Librarybelle I enjoy cozies with food recipes! 2mo
lynneamch Can't resist a foodie book! 2mo
ferskner THAT FOOD 2mo
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Second book finished for summer #booked2019 📚 ☀️
For the prompt Muslim author or MC, I listened to the audiobook, Internment by Samira Ahmed. Layla‘s character is strong and the audiobook was well done.

Megabooks Was the audio good? Narrator? I may go audio with this one. 2mo
Cinfhen Sounds good! Was this YA?? 2mo
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mhillis @Megabooks I‘ve only recently started listening to audiobooks but it kept my attention 🎧 2mo
mhillis @Cinfhen Yes, it‘s YA, the same author wrote (edited) 2mo
RaimeyGallant I am so in love with this cover! 2mo
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This is the second book in the Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation series. When the Crown Jewels are stolen from the museum, Inspector Chopra is on the case. Good mystery, interesting subplots, and a few new characters! #cozyinthesun

Librarybelle The covers of this series are amazing! So vibrant! 2mo
ferskner I'm sold! 2mo
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Current reads: Internment. The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown.
Last book you recommended: Alif the Unseen
Number of books checked out from the library: 6
#weekendreads

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Week four wrap up! #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

I met my fitness goals and read 3 books this week:
The Go Between 🎧
Broad Band #nonfiction2019
Disobedience #booked2019 #booktomovie

Crazeedi Great job Mary!! 👏👏😍 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 2mo
jb72 Yay! Awesome! 2mo
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And with this book about science, I have officially finished #nonfiction2019 🥳 I found this book fascinating, especially Parts One and Two. Information about the Social Services Referral Directory was interesting. I‘d like to read more about some of the women in this book, like Ada Lovelace and Stacy Horn.

mreads Congratulations! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great Job! That‘s wonderful! And I‘m stacking that one too! 2mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Today is my 3 year Litsyversary 👵
It‘s been so fun to get to know so many great people here! Some highlights have been participating in the book fitness challenge and doing readalongs (The Luminaries and The Tale of Genji) and challenges (booked2019 and nonfiction2019)! 🥳

kspenmoll Happy happy Litsyversary!!! 2mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary!🎉🙌🏽📚 2mo
batsy 🎉🎉🎉📚 2mo
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Megabooks Woo hoo!! I‘m glad to have you here!! 2mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎂 2mo
sudi Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉💃💃 2mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎉🎊🥳📖😋 2mo
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UwannaPublishme Woo hoo! Happy Litsyversary! 🙌🏻📚🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Week 3 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 update

I finished 6 books this week! I‘ve posted about most of these books already, except for The Milk Lady of Bangalore which I read for #nonfiction2019 to fulfill the prompt Something with Animals
I met my goal of 4 Jazzercise classes and 40 km walking. Inspired by the #booknerdherd chat, I also added weeding to my activities this week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 2mo
sudi Awesome week for you 👏👏👏. What did you think of the book 2mo
mhillis @sudi It was interesting but a little long. I liked reading about the relationship between people and cows, and the different cow breeds too! (edited) 2mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you ☺️ 2mo
sudi @mhillis i'll have to check this one out. The title intrigued me a little 😊 2mo
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Piglettes | Clmentine Beauvais
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Current reads: The Things I Would Tell You. Disobedience.
Last book you re-read: The Handmaid‘s Tale
Rec some beach reads: Summer seems like a good time to read about a trip, like the tagged book Piglettes

#weekendreads

JamieArc I loved this book! I agree - great summer read! 2mo
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The Circle Game | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve read a lot of Margaret Atwood‘s novels but not many of her poems, so I chose The Circle Game for #authoramonth
Favorites from this collection were The City Planners, Camera, and Spring in the Igloo.

Soubhiville I haven‘t even heard of this one! Great choice! 2mo
mhillis @Soubhiville Thanks! My favorites are Hag-Seed and 2mo
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Finished my first book for #cozyinthesun ☀️
The Case of the Missing Servant has lots of interesting details but the overall story wasn‘t very engaging for me. Think I‘ll try a different series for my next read!

Librarybelle I really like the cover on this one! 2mo
ferskner I LOVE diverse cozies! 2mo
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I‘ve posted about how much I loved this book before! A Beautiful Work in Progress is my recommendation for favorite motivational book for the week 3 photo challenge. Mirna will inspire you to go out and doing something just for the pure enjoyment of it!
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

5feet.of.fury I love the Mirnavator! 2mo
Crazeedi Sounds very good Mary ! 2mo
wanderinglynn It sounds interesting. I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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This book tells the story behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. She endured so much in her personal and professional life and I was so teary eyed while reading the last chapter of this book! It also includes text of RBG‘s bench announcement and Obama‘s speech.

Read for Something that Turned out Unexpectedly #booked2019

mreads Looks great and a happy ending 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I just added this to my to read list on Goodreads the other day, I‘m glad to hear it was so good. 2mo
mhillis @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes I saw it on Goodreads! It was good although a few sentences perplexed me. Only one more book to go and I‘ll be finished with the bingo card! 2mo
mhillis @mreads Not completely happy but definitely interesting! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mhillis Great job! You‘ll be finished long before the year is over! 2mo
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👩‍🏫 Finished classes for the semester!
🏔 Quebec
🍎 Apple pie
🥘Cooking class with friends and reading more of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

#friyayintro

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Week Two #bookfitnesschallenge wrap up
📚 This week I finished one book: Monkey Beach.
I also finished about 75% of four other books: This Life or the Next, The Milk Lady of Bangalore, The Case of the Missing Servant, and Gone.
💃 I met my goal of 4 Jazzercise classes. I walked 50 km this week, including a 10km hike with friends on Saturday for #litsywalkathon
🤩 Thank you #booknerdherd

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 2mo
BarbaraJean How are you liking This Life or the Next? In seeing the cover, I realized I have it on my Kindle (got it as a World Book Day free download!)! 2mo
mhillis @wanderinglynn Thank you!! 2mo
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mhillis @BarbaraJean I ended up finishing it last night! We read it for book club and the way the story is told is interesting 2mo
Crazeedi What a great week you had Mary, way to go!!❤ 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Thanks 💕 2mo
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Coastliners | Joanne Harris
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Although I love Joanne Harris, Coastliners isn‘t one of my favorites-the covers are beautiful though! #coverlove #thecoast #lilithjuly

KarenUK They are! 😍💕 3mo
KathyWheeler I have the one on the bottom left. They‘re all lovely covers. Even though I have it, I have yet to read the book. 3mo
mhillis @KathyWheeler The funny thing is that I didn‘t even include the cover that I have 😂 3mo
Cinfhen Beautiful covers 🐚 3mo
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Not sure exactly which books I‘ll read this month, but my July TBR will be chosen based on these challenges! #nonfiction2019 #authoramonth #booked2019 #cozyinthesun and #indianlitreadathon happening on Twitter

🔥 Does anyone have a recommendation for a nonfiction book to satisfy the prompt Something that Turned out Unexpectedly?? 🔥

Librarybelle Lots of good reading! 3mo
Megabooks I just looked back through my records and I did this for Unexpectedly 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I haven't filled the turns out unexpectedly prompt either, so I'm curious to see what others suggest. 3mo
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Scochrane26 Would Killers of the Flower Moon work? 3mo
ferskner Yay! So glad to be a part of your month. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think I‘m going to read this one for that, maybe... unless I read something else that fills the category before I get to that one. 3mo
mhillis @Megabooks That‘s a great suggestion! I hadn‘t heard of it before but then I saw it on The Stacks on Instagram too! 2mo
mhillis @ferskner I like cozies but don‘t read them enough! 2mo
mhillis @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s another great suggestion! Thank you 😊 2mo
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Cinfhen Stunning book cover 3mo
mhillis @Cinfhen I‘d really like to read this! 3mo
KarenUK Ooooh, this sounds great... Stacked! 💕 3mo
Reviewsbylola This has been on my TBR for years and years! 3mo
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Fruits Basket Volume 1 | Natsuki Takaya
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pppooraikul Love this manga 😍 3mo
KarenUK Have to admit I‘ve never read any manga (🤦‍♀️!) but we sell lots of this series at B&N.... 👍😊 3mo
Cinfhen 💖 3mo
TK421 This is a great manga! 3mo
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Monkey Beach: A Novel | Eden Robinson
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#getoutthemap to find Princess Royal Island, the setting of Monkey Beach 🗺 #lilithjuly
I just finished reading this book for #booked2019 #indigenousauthor

KarenUK Love this.... did you enjoy it? 😊 3mo
Cinfhen Nicely played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🗺And thanks for #Booked2019 shoutout 🥳😉 3mo
mhillis @KarenUK Yes it is well written and one of my favorites that I read in June 3mo
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I‘m completely captivated by this audiobook 🎶 🎻
It has a great narrator and music in the background at times
#nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds wonderful! 3mo
Minervasbutler I heard this discussed on the BBC Good Read podcast just yesterday! 3mo
mhillis @Minervasbutler oh really?! I should check out the podcast! 3mo
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Monkey Beach: A Novel | Eden Robinson
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My wrap up post for the spring prompts #booked2019
Sweet Fruit Sour Land and Monkey Beach were my favorites! I‘ll tag the books and prompts below

mhillis Night oriented title 3mo
mhillis Indigenous author 3mo
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mhillis Features a musician 3mo
mhillis Food or beverage on the cover 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 3mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Time to think about summer 🌞☀️💛 3mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
mhillis @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @AmyG Thanks! Yes I‘m already thinking about books for the next season!! 3mo
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This Life Or the Next | Demian Vitanza
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Current reads: This Life or the Next (for book club)
The Milk Lady of Bangalore
Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung

First line of tagged book: I don‘t trust anyone.

Favorite book this month: Sweet Fruit, Sour Land 🍋
Autoboyography ⛰

#weekendreads

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Week One check in for #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd It was super fun seeing everyone‘s progress this week and having the team support too! I finished 5 books this and met my fitness goals! I feel like a bawse 😂

RachelO Fantastic! I‘m kind of intrigued by the jazzercise classes - sounds fun! 3mo
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wanderinglynn What a great week! 🙌🏻 Keep your momentum going into week 2! 3mo
Crazeedi Great job Mary!! Whoohoo!!!👏👏💕 3mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Thank you ☺️ 3mo
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Almost finished with the spring prompts!! #booked2019 #socialmediafocus

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! You got this😉 3mo
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