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nelehelen

Joined March 2017

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True crime, lit fic, suspense/mystery, non-fiction, fantasy & biographies. Also love traveling, the outdoors, food & music. Goodreads: nelehelen
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Missed the gym yesterday since I wasn‘t feeling well, but back at it today! Here was my workout of the day. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

#BookFitnessChallenge

julesG 😶 Wow. I am at awe. 21h
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻👏🏻 21h
TheEllieMo Well done! Good workout! 19h
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wanderinglynn Way to go! Great workout! 🙌🏻 16h
guinsgirlreads Woo! 💦 Awesome! 💪🏻 16h
Read4life Hope you‘re feeling better. Great job 💙 14h
hes7 Nice! Way to get back at it! 👏🏻💪🏻 13h
Clwojick 💙 💛Way to go! This sounds like a brutal workout, but in the best way possible❤ 💚 6h
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3.5/5
Finished my 2nd audiobook for #BookFitnessChallenge! I‘m so glad I listened to this on audio instead of reading it. Funny and authentic, I enjoyed Leah Remini‘s narration. I appreciated her humor and honesty. I watched the HBO documentary as well as her own docu-series on A&E, so I am familiar with the crazy that is Scientology. But, it was interesting to hear more about her personal experience.

BookwormAHN Nice choice 👏🏻 21h
Read4life 2 books down. Nice job 💙 14h
Clwojick I've been intrigued about this one, so i'm glad to see you've enjoyed it. 💝 6h
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Week 1 of #BookFitnessChallenge:
Strength + Conditioning: 4x
Pilates: 1x
Audiobook: 1.5 (cuz I started a new one this week!)
Points: 38

Besides physical stuff, it‘s been such a crazy week at work. Barely had any time to do any reading (or checking Litsy), so thank goodness for audiobooks! Not sure if my points are accurate but it‘s what I have so 🤷🏻‍♀️.

baes Way to go! 5d
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 5d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5d
BarbaraJean That seems like a great audiobook for this challenge! 😁 Great job this week! 4d
Clwojick Way to go! 💜💗💙 3d
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#wondrouswednesday

Thanks for the tag! @julesG

1. David & Goliath
2. Just finished “You Are A Badass”!
3. It was stuff I‘ve at one point practiced in my life. It was helpful to listen to it on audio to keep me pumped throughout the day!
4. I had a major reading slump in my early 20s, so It was years! All I did back then was go out and party! 😂 I‘m so glad I came back to reading, my first love.
5. @Soubhiville @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1w
Eggs Reading: “my first love” That‘s awesome 👏🏻 1w
Soubhiville 💕💕 1w
nelehelen @Eggs ♥️♥️♥️ my first and true love haha 7d
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Instead of the gym, I ran around our very cute neighborhood dog park today morning. It was so nice to run outside with the crisp morning air and the beautiful lush trees. 😊

#BookFitnessChallenge

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1w
Read4life Beautiful place. Nice job. 💙 1w
dariazeoli Great job! Nice view 🙌 1w
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LoveToReadLiveToRead Sounds great! 1w
4thhouseontheleft Looks lovely! 1w
bewareofwords Great job! That park looks perfect for a run. 👏🏽 1w
Clwojick This looks great! I‘m jealous of all the greenery. 💚🌳🌲 1w
Clwojick Also, what app is this? I love this layout! 😍😍 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6d
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The Whale Rider | Witi Ihimaera
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3.5/5
Short YA novel about the Maori people that does a great job of weaving mythology with reality. Writing isn‘t perfect and there isn‘t much character development, BUT it‘s really about the legend and its message – both of which are beautiful. I‘ll need to pick up more books about and written by people of Oceania.

#ReadHarder2019

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#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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2/5
Not for me. The story was fast-paced, which I enjoyed, and the premise is interesting. However, the positives pretty much end there. I couldn‘t relate to the MC because she just didn‘t seem like a real person. None of the characters do. It all seemed so unrealistic and forced. Writing is choppy and jarring. It just didn‘t do it for me.

#Booked2019

nelehelen @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage this is for the social media focus prompt! 1w
Cinfhen To bad it wasn‘t a winner but at least you checked off another prompt 🎉🎉🎉 1w
4thhouseontheleft That cover is a bit disturbing! 1w
nelehelen @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft yes! I‘m happy i checked off this prompt since i had trouble finding a book. Saving my favorite prompts for later 😉 1w
Cinfhen Good plan!!! That‘s kind of where I‘m at too..... 1w
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Started this audiobook to keep me motivated emotionally and mentally while I get my fitness on. 😌😌😌

#BookFitnessChallenge

LaraReads Love it! 🤣 2w
TheSpineView Good choice!😂 2w
wanderinglynn Fantastic choice! You‘ll have to share some of the tidbits you learn. 👍🏻 2w
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Clwojick Great choice! 2w
BookwormAHN Nice choice 👏🏻 2w
Cinfhen You ARE a Bad Ass🙌🏻❤️ 2w
kspenmoll Great idea! 2w
Caterina Sounds like the perfect motivation! 👍 2w
guinsgirlreads Good one! 2w
dariazeoli I liked this one. Badasses, assemble! 💪 2w
nelehelen @LaraReads @TheSpineView @wanderinglynn @Clwojick @BookwormAHN @Cinfhen @kspenmoll @Caterina @guinsgirlreads @dariazeoli 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼so far, so good! Definitely keeping me motivated!! 😊😊😊 1w
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Kicking off Week 1 of #BookFitnessChallenge with some gym time! Sharing my workout for today. What did you guys do?? 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

BookwormAHN Go girl 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Kaye 💚 2w
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4thhouseontheleft Great work! I got in 13,700 steps. 2w
guinsgirlreads Great workout 🏋🏻‍♀️ and great pic!! 2w
nu-bibliophile Awesome ! 2w
hes7 Wow, nice! 👏🏻 I just went for a quick run. 2w
nelehelen @Cinfhen @BookwormAHN @Kaye @guinsgirlreads @nu-bibliophile 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 2w
nelehelen @4thhouseontheleft that‘s awesome!! 2w
nelehelen @hes7 awesome! I am such a bad runner now. My goal is to slowly get better at it. It‘s been awhile since i ran consistently so i get so winded quickly! 2w
MaleficentBookDragon Great job and fun photo. 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
Marina_h 💪well done! 2w
nelehelen @MaleficentBookDragon @wanderinglynn @Marina_h thank you!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2w
Clwojick Awesome! This sounds like a great workout! 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
kspenmoll Way to go! 2w
Caterina Awesome workout! I've been doing weight machines at the gym twice a week for months now, but I won't be able to get my blood pumping again for a while post-surgery. Only walking for now! 2w
nelehelen @Clwojick @kspenmoll thank you! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1w
nelehelen @Caterina take it easy! Recovery is so important. Hope yours is smooth and quick. ♥️ 1w
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4/5
I read this finally and it was so good! It‘s smart, funny, sad and exactly what I wanted to read. It was hard to connect with MC in the beginning, but more and more I felt for her. I could see why everyone loved this book so much. 😊

Pictured: my senior pup, Dazzy

#dogsoflitsy

Soubhiville I agree completely! At first I didn‘t see the appeal, but she grew on me pretty fast! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Loved this book! And Dazzy is so cute! 2w
nelehelen @Soubhiville yea! It gets better and better as you read!! 2w
nelehelen @OriginalCyn620 he says thank you!! 😉😉😉 2w
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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1. Dark chocolate
2. Necklaces & sunglasses
3. The Office & Game of Thrones
4. Edward Scissorhands
5. Blue & Green
6. Green milk tea & dry sparkling wine
7. Visiting my mom‘s family in the countryside of S. Korea when I was 5. My cousin took me for a ride on his bike at night. I was small so I sat on top of the handlebars. I remember seeing so many stars and hearing grasshoppers chirping. It was magical!
8. Anyone that wants to join! Tagged a few.

Cinfhen Thanks for the tag and for sharing your summer memory....it does sound magical 💕 2w
julesG Thanks for the tag. Lovely memory. 2w
JoScho Thanks for the tag 🥰 2w
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BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 2w
mabell Wow that does sound magical! ✨ 2w
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!!❤ 2w
Avanders 💖Great set of questions! And I love your memory 😊 & Thanks for the tag! 💖 (edited) 2w
nelehelen @Avanders ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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#HelloThursday

1. Both! love doing a mix of strength work + HIIT workouts.
2. Both again! But, the gym has all the equipment I need for strength training.
3. With music 🎶
4. Hiking, weights, HIIT, Pilates, Spin & Yoga
5. I love hiking! But when I‘m inside, I enjoy HIIT workouts.

Here‘s a conditioning workout that I‘ve been doing after strength work: 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 Try it!

4 rounds:
3 min run
50 mountain climbers
25 ball slams (18#)
10 Push-Ups

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2w
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Paper Girls: Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
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I picked this up because I needed to fill my Saga void, and I‘m so glad I did! I love that it‘s set in the 80s and all the girl power in here. Can‘t wait to read book 2!

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Love Poems | Pablo Neruda
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4.5/5
What a beautiful book of love poems by Pablo Neruda. My favorites include “Your Feet”, “Your Laughter”, and “Madrigal Written In Winter”. I‘ve read these poems multiple times and every time, I discover a new feeling, a new thought. 💗

Also, I‘m catching up on #LitsyLove mail this Sunday morning as well. 😊

TheBookHippie My favorite 💗 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2w
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Getting ready for the #BookFitnessChallenge with a beautiful hike in Pacifica today. 😊

Rissreads That looks so beautiful 💚 3w
britt_brooke Gorgeous! 3w
Kaye Pretty scenery. 3w
nelehelen @Rissreads @britt_brooke @Kaye it‘s beautiful there! The other direction is the Pacific Ocean 😊 3w
Kaye 💚 2w
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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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3/5
I enjoyed Lois, the MC, and her adventures in and around San Francisco. Since I live in the city, I understood and appreciated all the landmarks as well as Tech start-up pains she was going through. However, the book lost me during the second half of the story. I liked that it was kind-of weird and creative, but the plot felt forced. I got a bored at the end and had to make myself finish.

#Booked2019

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft this is for the food or beverage on the cover prompt! 🍞 3w
Cinfhen Great choice!! 3w
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What a wonderful way to increase wellness in your life, both physically and mentally! Thank you @wanderinglynn for hosting this #BookFitnessChallenge!

My weekly book goals:
🎧 1 x audiobook

My weekly fitness goals:
🏋🏻‍♀️ 3 x weightlifting
🧘🏻‍♀️ 1 x non-weights activity (i.e., hiking, yoga, climbing, etc.)

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Thanks for joining! ☺️ 3w
julesG Tell me more about the weight lifting. Do I have to picture a body builder with 120 pounds on each side of the handle bar? 3w
nelehelen @wanderinglynn yayyy!! I so needed this extra motivation! 3w
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nelehelen @julesG haha no! I have a variety of exercises that i do depending on the day. One day I will focus on lower body and do squats, deadlifts and/or lunges. Next time I‘ll focus on upper body and do curls, rows. For the 3rd day, it‘ll be full body which would be a combination of exercises. Planning to do these MWF so rest days in between. My goal is to eventually get back up to 5x a week, but will have to do it slowly. 😊 3w
julesG Best of luck to you! 3w
Kaye 💚 2w
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My haul from the #BooksandBrews event at Anchor Brewery! 😍😍😍

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Books and Brews for date night tonight at Anchor Brewery with Friends of SF Library. 🤗🤗🤗

#booksandbrews

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Yaaasssssssss! Can‘t wait. 🤗🤗🤗

#botm

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Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the tag. Finally getting around to doing this. I tried to put new things in here that‘s different from what I did last time, but it was so difficult! I guess I don‘t think I‘m not interesting. 😂😂😂

#20ThingsAboutMe

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks GOT!!! 🖤🖤🖤 3w
nelehelen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks im sad i won‘t have anything to look forward to... (until the final books are out) 3w
Erofan Great list! 👍 3w
nelehelen @erofan it was harder than i thought it‘d be! 3w
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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4/5
Really beautiful writing. I haven‘t read anything about Greek mythology since college, maybe? So, this was a real treat for me. Story can feel a little slow in some places, but very well researched and like I said, the writing is exquisite. Highly recommend!

#ReadHarder2019

Daria.Adrianna21 I have been wanting to read this since it came out! 3w
nelehelen @Daria.Adrianna21 same! Glad i finally got to 😊 3w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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And here are the goodies I picked up today. 😃 I couldn‘t resist that tote bag! 😍

#indepedentbookstoreday

TheBookHippie Me either!!!!! 4w
TheBookHippie That is a favorite poem book of mine!! 4w
nelehelen @TheBookHippie it‘s been on my “must buy and read” list for awhile, so perfect timing!! 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That tote is fab! 4w
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! 📚 Stopped by my neighborhood bookstore today to celebrate. Christopher‘s Books in Potrero Hill has been around since 1991. The 90s don‘t seem that long ago for me, but then I remind myself we are in 2019!! Where has the time gone? Hope you guys are reading something wonderful today! 😊

#indepedentbookstoreday

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I am loving this book! The writing is beautiful. I can‘t put it down. 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a great book!! 🖤🧡 4w
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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Thank you for the tag @mrsmarch 😘
1. Non-fiction, true crime, lit fic, mystery, fantasy
2. History & Poetry
3. Romance & Horror
4. I rarely think books turned into TV shows or movies are that successful. Game of Thrones being the exception. That said, I do enjoy seeing true stories come to life.
5. Haven‘t found one yet. I do want to find a romance novel, but I‘m afraid to commit.
6. Penance. I didn‘t loathe it but I didn‘t like it either.
7. ⬇️

nelehelen 7. Tagging some littens! @julesG @aprilpohren @JoScho 1mo
JoScho 💗💗💗 1mo
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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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3.5/5
I thought the writing at times felt too clinical so I never truly identified with Alice. But still, the story terrified me and broke my heart. This was the first book I read about Alzheimer‘s and I‘m glad I read it. It is an important story and one that I will now continue to seek out.

#ReadHarder2019

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Yep, this picture sums up most of my Easter Sunday. Books, plants, and the pup. 📚🌱🐶

Reggie That looks like a great Easter!!! 1mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
BookNAround Awwwwwww! 1mo
GypsyKat Great picture! I love seeing #DogsOfLitsy ❤️ 1mo
nelehelen @JoScho @BookNAround @Reggie @GypsyKat it was a pretty perfect Sunday 😊♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Slowly working on getting out some #LitsyLove mail this weekend.😊♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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5/5
A very straightforward read that I found absolutely captivating. I‘m sure most of you have already heard about Theranos and it‘s downfall, but this book does a fantastic job outlining the events and facts. I am still in utter disbelief at the lengths some people will go to for success. I loved the book and I pray that she pays for what she did! 😡

#ReadHarder2019

P.S. I love the #LitsyLove bookmark! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘😘😘

vumblereads If I remember correctly, there was a short article about Bill Gates reading and recommending this book to everyone 😃 I‘m going to add this to my stack. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome 💗💗 1mo
nelehelen @vumblereads he did! You can also read his review of it on goodreads 😊 1mo
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Notre-Dame De Paris | Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
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I am so heartbroken to hear about Notre-Dame. I feel so grateful to have visited this priceless treasure recently. I, along with the world, are grieving and also hoping for the best.

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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3/5
Post-apocalyptic novels are supposed to be depressing, right? But this one was just a little bit much at times. It made me uncomfortable, but guess it pushed me out of my boundaries. I enjoyed the pacing but besides the MC, the other characters fell flat for me. There were also just straight weird stuff in this book, which was interesting and distressing at the same time. Planning to finish the series because I want explanations!

#Booked2019

Cinfhen Lots of Littens reading this book! It‘s getting mixed reviews 1mo
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Took a break from reading and cleaning to respond to some #LitsyLove mail. Look how cute the pin is that @Rissreads sent!! Thank you!! And I‘m loving all the mail. I started a new job so I may be slow to respond but it brings me so much joy getting these letters. ♥️♥️♥️

Rissreads Your very welcome! 💙 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! Congratulations on the new job!! 💗💗 1mo
Rissreads You will have to excuse my stupidity but I sent you another card introducing myself AGAIN. I forgot that I had already written to you! That‘s what happens when you have to write 27 reply‘s!!!!!! 🤣 1mo
nelehelen @Rissreads haha no worries!! I was getting confused myself! 4w
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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2/5
Woke up at 2:30 am to finish this book for #DeweysReadathon. Unfortunately, this book was not for me. It was disappointing because I really wanted to love this book. The premise is super creative and I love that it transcends genres. But, the writing felt contrived and the characters had no depth. So much potential, but fell flat for me. I kept reading hoping that it would get better, but it didn‘t. 😕

#ReadHarder2019

ReadingSusan Aw so sorry. I love this cover. 2mo
JuliaTheBookNerd Totally agree! 2mo
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Finally starting the book, after the podcast and the documentary. I usually always read the book before, but this was at home while I was on my honeymoon and I could not wait. Book is pictured with a nice cup of hot chocolate because I‘ve been craving it since our safari. The lodge made it for me twice a day because I loved it so much. Also pictured are the two amazing candles I got for my bday!

#ReadHarder2019

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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi ☺️
#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan
This one super hard because I can‘t pick a favorite book of all time. So, I‘m going with one of my favorites that I read this year. 😉
1. A Ladder In The Sky
2. Edith
3. Maurice
4. Flares??
5. @LaraReads @Judybskt

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Thank you @LaraReads for this adorable coloring book and note!! You are just too kind. Can‘t wait to get into it!! Hopefully you‘ll get my note soon. ♥️♥️♥️

#LitsyLove

LaraReads Yay! I‘m glad it made it before the end of the month! Enjoy! 💙💚💜💗💛🧡🐶 2mo
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We are finally home from our honeymoon! And it was so wonderful to come home to these amazing #LitsyLove mail from @tracey38 @OriginalCyn620 @mellissimo @litenthusiast @Crazeedi @bookish_wookish @Soubhiville !! Thank you guys for the warm birthday wishes!! It made coming home that much sweeter. 😘😘😘

Soubhiville Your honeymoon!? Congratulations! That‘s wonderful. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! You should have one from me!! Did you get the first card I sent? 🤔 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 😺 2mo
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Crazeedi Hope you had a wonderful time!! 2mo
nelehelen @Soubhiville @BookwormAHN @Crazeedi thank you!! It was amazing!! 2mo
nelehelen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks aww no i didn‘t get it yet! Hopefully soon?? (I hope it didn‘t get lost because when we came home our mailbox in our apt complex was open, but had all these letters in there 🙁) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s probably lost!!! I sent it over a month ago!! 🥴🥴 2mo
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3.5/5
The formatting of the book wasn‘t my favorite, but for this true crime fan it was still so interesting. I was fascinated by Robert Ressler‘s personal accounts with serial killers like Ed Kemper and Jeffrey Dahmer but was also humbled by his reminder to not romanticize these killers. Recommend for true crime fans for his insights on these killers and the criminal justice system.

#Booked2019

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft this is for the Related to a Podcast prompt! My last one for Jan-Mar. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2mo
Cinfhen Well done!!! Cute jeans 💜 2mo
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I‘ve found heaven and I‘m never leaving. 😊😊😊

#paris #shakespeareandco

ZacPaup Where is this slice of heaven? 2mo
TieDyeDude We've got one in Philly 2mo
nelehelen @ZacPaup in Paris!! 2mo
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nelehelen @TieDyeDude awesome! Wish we had one in California 2mo
dalma_st_paul @nelehelen I completely understand. I bought the republished 1st edition of here. Magnificent place ❤️ 1mo
nelehelen @dalma_st_paul such a magnificent place!!! 1mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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4.5/5
Wow. This story is almost unbelievable. Yes, it‘s pretty crazy that she grew up in a home with survivalists parents. But, what was crazier to me most was the physical and emotional abuse she endured while attending the most prestigious schools along the way. I could barely go to class when my HS boyfriend broke up with me - ha! I thought her writing was beautiful. Excited to see more from her!

Mdargusch Lovely photo and great review! 2mo
nelehelen @Mdargusch thank you!! 2mo
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The Mailbox | Audrey Shafer
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Picked up some goodies for #LitsyLove mail. I‘ll send cards out as soon as I get back home! 😊😊😊

Soubhiville Pretty! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I spy elephants 🐘❤️ 2mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Taking a break from our safari and having some R&R (reading & rosé) time during our honeymoon in South Africa. ???

wanderinglynn What a lovely view! Sounds like y‘all are having an amazing honeymoon. 💜 2mo
CouronneDhiver Super duper jealous! Looks lovely 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Ah so awesome! Welcome 😊 Where are you staying? 2mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh I see now you're in the Winelands. Have an awesome time! 2mo
nelehelen @wanderinglynn @CouronneDhiver thank you!! it‘s definitely a once in a lifetime trip :) 2mo
nelehelen @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Ahh you live in South Africa?? That is so amazing!! We were in Winelands and now we are in Sabi Sands game reserve just outside of Kruger. It has been SO AMAZING. Words cannot describe it. I can‘t wait to come back! 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @nelehelen lovely, those are great spots! Yes, I'm in Pretoria 😊 2mo
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The Honeymoon | Dinitia Smith
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I‘ve been so MIA from Litsy and also haven‘t had much time to read, but that‘s because we are on our honeymoon! We finished the first part of our adventure with hiking, cliff jumping and abseiling down waterfalls in Cape Town. Now, off to the Winelands for wine tasting! Everything is so beautiful here. But I sure am so looking forward to coming home to Litsy mail. I‘ve been picking up small things for the #LitsyLove crew and can‘t wait to share!♥️

Wife Congratulations!🌹 2mo
Christine Beautiful - congrats!! 2mo
Reggie That‘s awesome!! Enjoy!! 2mo
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Cinfhen That‘s the best reason to be absent 💞🍾💞congrats and enjoy 😊 2mo
Tamra Congratulations! 2mo
JoyBlue Best wishes for a long, happy, and healthy partnership! 💞 2mo
TrishB Enjoy 💕💕 2mo
TheBookHippie How wonderful!!! Enjoy! 2mo
readtheworld Congrats and safe travels! 2mo
Crazeedi Congrats! Blessings and wishes for a beautiful life together! 2mo
quietjenn That sounds amazing! Congratulations! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Congratulations!! 🎉 2mo
Nute Congratulations! 2mo
nelehelen @crazeedi @quietjenn @coffeenbooks @nute thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️😘😘😘 2mo
ScientistSam Congratulations! And enjoy! 2mo
robinb So happy for you both! Congratulations and best wishes on your new life as husband and wife! ♥️♥️🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
nelehelen @ScientistSam @robinb thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊What a beautiful couple!! 2mo
nelehelen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you misty!! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen you‘re very welcome 😘 2mo
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4/5
I know nothing about poetry so I‘ve always breezed through them. But I found myself rereading Chen Chen‘s work multiple times and some of his lines stopped me in my tracks. And since I know nothing about poetry, I‘ll just leave you with one of my favorite lines:

“Seeing you run so beautifully on the track that afternoon, I wanted you to suffocate, breath-starved from all the miles you‘d run away from me.”

#ReadHarder2019

Reggie Yowza, that line. 2mo
nelehelen @reggie i know! Beautiful 2mo
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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My BFF knows me so well... a surprise early Bday gift from my sister from another mister of over 20 years! I‘m the luckiest! 🥰🥰🥰

rather_be_reading 😯😯 3w
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4/5
Okay, I cried my eyes out. I may be biased because I am a big animal lover, especially dogs. And I know some may think this book is silly because it‘s in the POV of a dog. But, I don‘t care. This book made me laugh and cry. It made me appreciate my little buddy even more and for that I am grateful. If you love dogs, animals or just want to read about love, I recommend! My heart is full. ♥️

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Oryx It's brilliant, I love this. And I cried my eyes out too! 3mo
nelehelen @Oryx i was reading this in the bathroom in the early morning and silently crying so i wouldn‘t wake my husband and dog up! Lolll my pup eventually heard me and wanted me to open the door so he could sit with me. Sighhhhh aren‘t dogs the greatest??? ♥️ 3mo
Oryx @nelehelen they really are. That's so sweet. Anytime I read something sad about a dog, I have to go hug mine. 3mo
Betty One of my favorites. My book club read and discussed this a few years ago. We brought photos of our pets to show off. 2mo
nelehelen @Betty aww i love that! 2mo
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4/5
Such a fascinating read about birds and one‘s obsession with them that ultimately led him to a museum heist. As someone who had no prior knowledge about birds or fly-tying but as a lover of animals of all kinds, I found this book captivating and haunting. I realized how little I know what goes on in the world with wildlife trade.🙁 Recommend for those who want non-violent true crime mixed with history and a bit of ornithology.

#ReadHarder2019

PurpleyPumpkin Great review! Sounds really interesting. 👍🏽 3mo
nelehelen @PurpleyPumpkin it really was! 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin I put the audiobook on hold on Overdrive and I‘m next on the list!🙌🏽 3mo
nelehelen @PurpleyPumpkin can‘t wait to hear what you think! 3mo
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Who immediately thought of the scene of the birds of paradise doing their mating calls/dances on Planet Earth? 🙋🏻‍♀️ 😂

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Happy FriYAY!
1. One senior pup, Dazzy
2. Reading, painting, cleaning and hopefully clean the apt
3. Hiking, photography, & painting
4. Yellowstone NP, Denali NP (Alaska in general) & New Orleans
5. What would be your last meal on Earth?

#friyayintro @howjessreads

TheDaysGoBy New Orleans is great! I feel like my last meal might just be pizza 😂 3mo
nelehelen @TheDaysGoBy i want to go New Orleans to eat!! Haha i heard the food is amazing. And pizza is my husbands last meal too!! Mine is probably an insane platter of all types of seafood. 😋😋😋 3mo
CouronneDhiver Seafood! 🦞🦀 3mo
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