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Joined February 2016

Middle school librarian crying over fictional characters. Project LIT chapter leader. Slytherin 5eva.
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We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
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This Place: 150 Years Retold by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
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The Future Is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente
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The True Queen by Zen Cho
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Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner
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Cocktales by Emma Hart, Rachel Van Dyken, Jana Aston, Kylie Scott, Lex Martin, Penny Reid, April White, Sierra Simone, Amy Daws, Tara Sivec, Jaymin Eve, CD Reiss, Mariah Dietz, Aly Martinez, Whitney Barbetti, Sawyer Bennett, L.H. Cosway, Jessica Hawkins, Aleatha Romig, Red Phoenix, Karpov Kinrade, Corinne Michaels, Julie Johnson, Leia Stone, Staci Hart, K.F. Breene, Adriana Locke, Jessica Prince, Meghan Quinn, Daisy Prescott, Ruth Clampett, Kayti McGee, Kate Stewart, Kennedy Ryan, Bb Easton, Dylan Allen, Liv Morris, Julie Richman, Karla Sorensen
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Infomocracy: A Novel by Malka Older
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Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
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The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Funnily enough, Six of Crows is a daily deal! https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00UG9LC4I/ref=pe_170810_420847810_KDD

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Is it weird that Six of Crows is one of my fave motivational books? Look, if Kaz can [spoiler redacted] and Inej can [spoiler redacted], and Wylan can—you get the idea.

Good week for #BFC: Got my runs and yoga in, amidst packing up my house. We move this Friday! Read You Asked for Perfect and Her Royal Highness.

Keep on moving, everyone! We‘re halfway there! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 a fantastic week! 🎉 And you can find motivation anywhere. And that makes me want to push Six up on my TBR! 😉 4d
julesG @wanderinglynn Oh, yes, you should definitely read Six of Crows. I totally understand why it can be a motivational book. 3d
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Babysitters Club | Ann M. Martin
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Um, excuse me?????

fenchxrch I read ALL the books books when I was in middle school. Not sure how I feel about this! 6d
SkeletonKey Whoooooaaa. 6d
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Silent Book Club time!

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You Asked for Perfect | Laura Silverman
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#BFC update: Slogged (slow jog 😂) today, started the tagged book, went for a short walk, packed a bunch of books, and did some yoga. A good #BookFitnessChallenge day!

CouronneDhiver 😂😂 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
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Gosh, I love this novella! Alyssa Cole does great contemporary disability rep. (She even got a straw ban dig in, which is 🔪👌 considering how many ableds don‘t know how ableist it is.) Highly recommend for so many reasons: disabled Black wheelchair user heroine! Autistic Asian hero! Snark! Escape rooms! Nerdery!

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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Oh, the joys of playing Wizards Unite (and Pokemon Go before it) in a rural area.

In happier news, my #BFC week 2 update: I had a terrible, three day migraine this week, so I haven‘t run as much as I would‘ve liked, but that can‘t be helped. I did do yoga every day and read three books: Lovely War, How (Not) To Ask a Boy to Prom, and Can‘t Escape Love. Ready for week 3! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 But sorry you were down a few days with a migraine. That‘s no fun. 💚 2w
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The Weight of Our Sky | Hanna Alkaf
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#BFC week one update! I read a bunch of books at ALAAC19 (six in total, including the tagged book), walked a ton, did a bunch of yoga, and ran when I got home. Next week, I‘ll have a normal schedule, so I should get in plenty of runs and yoga practices! It‘ll also be the start of summer vacation slash freelance copy editing. All in all, a good first week of #BookFitnessChallenge!

MarriedtoMrT A new Jacob book! 3w
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 3w
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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Oh, look, the ARCs and other books I mailed back from #ALAAC19 arrived. #LibrariansofLitsy 🤣

rather_be_reading 👏👏 3w
Crystalblu My suitcase was so full! And, I left some in my hotel room 😜 3w
ness @Crystalblu Mine, too! I left some in my AirBnB, too. I wish media mail was more reliable so it wasn‘t so expensive to send stuff home! 3w
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Let Me Finish! | Minh Le
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Day 3–4 stack from #ALAAC19! What looks good?

Soubhiville 😍 3w
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The Book of Lost Saints | Daniel José Older
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Most of my day 1 and 2 hauls from #ALAAC19! Anything you‘re excited to read?

book_princessBritt The book of lost saints and the new Ibi Zoboi book! 3w
ness @book_princessBritt I am so hype for MG Ibi Zoboi!!! 3w
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War Girls | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Look at all these great-looking books with Black girls on the cover! #ALAAC19

Tamra Must check out Dragon Thief! 3w
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(This post has nothing to do with the new HP AR game, but HAGRID WAS IN MY SHOWER).

My goals for round two of #BFC:
• Read three books per week
• Yoga every day*
• Run three days per week*

* I‘m at ALAAC through Tuesday next week, so my first week, I‘m giving myself a grace period because of all the walking I‘m doing.

Good luck, all! @wanderinglynn

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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And I found an ogre in my bedroom. 😂😂😂 4w
LazyOwl Great goals, enjoy the yoga. I love yoga and pilates. 4w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 😸😸😸 3w
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Finished this on my drive home yesterday! I liked it, but there was a lot of ableism. Still, it‘s a lovely romance about family, mother-daughter relationships, anxiety, and female friendships. Big tw for rape (it doesn‘t occur on the page but one character describes what happened to another), panic attacks.

As for #BFC, this week + next are #ALAAC19 weeks, so I‘m taking a break from running. Still did my yoga! #BookFitnessChallenge

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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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Loved this—perhaps because Cole kept reminding me of Cole from Dragon Age. It was a lovely and dark fantasy about family and fearing outsiders.

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Inventory | Dionne Brand
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A full inventory hasn‘t been done at my school for years, as far as I can tell, so I‘ll be doing that, weeding, and shifting the nonfiction—somehow before next Wednesday. Cool cool cool cool cool. #LibrariansofLitsy

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A busy week, but at least tomorrow‘s Friday! Got my running and yoga in, and finished the tagged book, which was pretty good. Just a little less than one week left of my first year as a school librarian. Having a workout routine will be good to keep me grounded during my month off. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal
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Silent Book Club time! I wasn‘t going to eat here, but then there was a Filipino food truck. 👀👀👀 In #BFC land, I‘m shifting books in the library, which means walking all over the place and carrying lots of books. I did a bit of yoga at work, but I‘ll do more when I get home, too. #BookFitnessChallenge

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1mo
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What a week! My first last day of school as a middle school librarian. I saw Florence + the Machine (on a school night!). We got our house ready to list. Today, I started week six of #ZR5K training. It was a good (but busy) week! #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

RachelO Wow - that sounds like a great week - congratulations! 1mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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tfw Actual Queen Leigh Bardugo likes your Dregs tattoo.

gibblr Can you post a full pic? 😁 1mo
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Books change lives: quotes to treasure | American Library Association
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Who‘s attending #ALAAC19? We should have a Litsy meetup!

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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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My hold for this one finally came through, so I‘ll be spending the day sneaking in chapters in between packing up/decluttering/staging. Yesterday was spent with more apartment hunting, more 5K training, and a lovely 40-minute yoga for runners practice. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘ve got quite a bit on your plate right now. Kudos for keeping up your fitness. 👍🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft You‘ve got a lot going on! 💜💜 1mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Loves this! Elizabeth Acevedo kills the narration. (If you liked her reading The Poet X, you‘ll like this.) She, unsurprisingly, rocks the poetry portions. I could listen to her perform poetry all day. As for #BFC, doing great on yoga and reading, but I need to catch up on running; I spent last night cleaning out my car and saying goodbye to my wheels of 13 years and today I bought a new car! 💜 🚙 #BookFitnessChallenge

DivineDiana A new car! Next post, a photo! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2mo
jillannjohn Oh I didn‘t know she was the narrator! I loved Poet X. I have the physical book of Pride in my huge TBR. I‘m going to try the audio! (edited) 2mo
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Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs | Gene Weingarten
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Yesterday, while I was running, Otis decided he needed to be as close to me as possible and wedged himself between the treadmill and the wall. When I was cooling off, he climbed on the treadmill with me. Poor doggo is nervous with all the packing. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

Caterina Sweetheart! 😍😭 Our dog gets very nervous about packing too and keeps us in sight at all times, whether it's packing for a move or just a trip! 2mo
wanderinglynn Aw, poor baby. ❤️🐶 But great job working out when you‘re packing! 2mo
BookwormAHN Poor doggy, great job exercising 👏🏻 2mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Pride by Ibi Zoboi is today‘s Audible daily deal! It‘s a steal for $2.95—and it‘s narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo, of The Poet X fame. https://www.audible.com/pd/Pride-Audiobook/B07DFN5VRB?serial=&source_code=AUDORE...

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Escorted | Claire Kent
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I really wanted to like this book club pick, but I just didn‘t. The writing and characterization were super uneven + there was a lot of fat-shaming and ableism. There was a lot of smut (A LOT), but I found most of it deeply unsexy. Just not for me.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Sorry for the radio silence, #BFC folks! My grandma died last weekend, and I haven‘t felt much like being on social media. But I did keep up with my yoga, running, and bookish goals.

Week two: Read two books (the audio to Spinning Silver is amazing, and this book is pretty much perfect. I love it). In week four of 5K training and did yoga every day. Hopefully, I‘ll be back to more regular posting in week 3 of #BookFitnessChallenge!

TrishB Sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
wanderinglynn So sorry for your loss. 💚 But way to keep plugging along! 🙌🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Sorry for your loss, hugs 💔 2mo
emtobiasz Sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
Eyelit 💜💜💜 2mo
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Girls on the Verge | Sharon Biggs Waller
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More packing (moving is stressful!)! Finished the tagged book, and about to do some yoga. 🧘‍♀️ #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 2mo
Clwojick 💗🧘‍♀️💗 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 2mo
dariazeoli Good job! Hope your move goes as smoothly as it can! 2mo
Caterina Glad you're making time for reading and yoga in the midst of the chaos. I hope everything goes smoothly. ❤️ 2mo
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Playing catchup! Finished the tagged book, packed, and did yoga yesterday. Good #BookFitnessChallenge day! #BFC

Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚💜💙 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2mo
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Bookwormjillk Way to go! Safe travels! 2mo
VanChocStrawberry Have fun! 2mo
Caterina You're on a roll!! 🙌 2mo
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Time to do my last training run of week 3! Got to start the second week of #BookFitnessChallenge off strong. #BFC

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
VanChocStrawberry Woohoo! I took today off. 😬 2mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚💜💙 2mo
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The Goal | Elle Kennedy
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Week one of #BFC in the books! I‘ve read two books and parts of three more. I did yoga every day and ran three days. So far, so good! #BookFitnessChallenge

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2mo
Read4life Nice!💙 2mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic first week! 🙌🏻 2mo
Clwojick Crushing it! 💕💕💕 2mo
catebutler Yay! What a great first week!! 👏🏼 2mo
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Ran out of time to post yesterday, but I got my training run in + did yoga to cool down. Nearly done with Spinning Silver, too! #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

AprilMae Awesome job!! Keep it up!! 2mo
nu-bibliophile That's great👊👊 2mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2mo
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We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal
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Book mail! Finished I Wish You All the Best, and I‘m trying my hardest not to dive immediately into the tagged book. Also did some yoga, which felt amazing after a long day of work and EOG training. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

Erin7 Yoga and reading sounds like a great way to end the day😊 2mo
VanChocStrawberry What‘s EOG? I definitely need to try yoga again. Also—super want to read that book! 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay for yoga! 🙌🏻 🧘🏼‍♀️ Great job! 2mo
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BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 2mo
ness @VanChocStrawberry EOG = end of grade tests. I work with fifth- through eighth-graders, so we have a lot of standardized tests to administer! 2mo
VanChocStrawberry @ness Ah! Yes! For some reason the education situation didn‘t click. We have lots of standardized tests right now, too. Sigh. For us it‘s state testing and NWEA. Double sigh. 2mo
Clwojick Awesome job! 🧘‍♀️ 2mo
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Dactyl Hill Squad | Daniel José Older
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Listened to some more Spinning Silver while processing books this morning—including the tagged book, which has a pterodactyl under the dust jacket! Plus did some yoga before bed. Good #BFC day! #BookFitnessChallenge

Caterina Great job! And what a cool cover! 2mo
monalyisha Excellent cover & intriguing premise! I‘ll have to look into this one. 2mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 2mo
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TheSpineView Good job! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
RebL Ah! I didn‘t look under the jacket! 2mo
VanChocStrawberry This is a fantastic book!! Hope your students love it. I‘ve gifted it twice with much success. 2mo
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Graduation day! My department doesn‘t hold a ceremony for December grads (which makes me salty), so I walked with the May grads today! #LibrariansofLitsy

BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
Jess Congrats! 2mo
Tamra Woot!!! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Congratulations 🎉 2mo
DogEaredBooks Congrats! 🎉 2mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
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Had a big day today! Even though I graduated in December, I walked in the grad ceremony today! When I got home, I did week 3, workout 1, of Zombies, Run! 5K training and did about 30 minutes of yoga. #BFC

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🍾 And way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 2mo
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Had a busy couple of days, so here‘s Saturday‘s #BFC checkin! Finished “The Life and Lies of Rukhsana Ali” and started the tagged book. Did some stretchy yoga after spending most of the day packing and getting the house ready to put on the market (with a lovely midday break to see some friends).

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Day one of #BFC done! Read about a quarter of the audiobook of Spinning Silver on my commute and while processing books at work. Did week 2, workout 3, of ZR5K training (my second run of the week!). Now, settling in to read a few chapters of Sabina Khan‘s book before doing some yoga. #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
Megabooks Great job! 2mo
DivineDiana That‘s amazing! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Clwojick Good job! 😍 2mo
Wife 🌹 2mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2mo
Kaye 💚 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 2mo
TheSpineView Good way to start! 2mo
Caterina I've been wanting to read this one, I look forward to hearing what you think! Great job with the 5K training! 👍 2mo
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The Patchwork Bike | Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van T Rudd
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This book has the most beautiful artwork and celebrates Black kids‘ joy. It‘s just lovely.

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The Patchwork Bike | Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van T Rudd
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The art in this picturebook is GORGEOUS.

wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s fantastic. 👍🏻💜 2mo
ness @wanderinglynn It's so gorgeous. The illustrator painted on cardboard! 2mo
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Me and My Fear | Francesca Sanna
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A great picturebook about anxiety and moving to a new place.

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Goals for the fitness challenge:
• Read 12 books in six weeks
• Yoga every damn day
• 5K training (aw, yeah, Zombies, Run!) three days per week.

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 I too am training for a 5K, but sadly, not a zombie one. 2mo
ness @wanderinglynn Thank you! I love the ZR5K training app; it's getting me back into running after having the flu earlier this year! 2mo
Wife 🌹 2mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 😀 2mo
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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New books processed and ready for checkout in my library! Black Enough got checked out immediately. 😍

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So hype this comic is finally out in trade!

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This Place: 150 Years Retold | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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I haven‘t seen many people talking about this graphic anthology by and about Indigenous people. It‘s gorgeous, and the foreword has already kicked my ass.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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What a fun swap! Thanks so much @j9brown for the books and treats! I‘ve never read anything by Jacqueline Carey somehow (I KNOW), and I‘ve been wanting to read Rivers Solomon for ages. I used to be. reporter, so I adore reporters notebooks! Also the theme was excellent because I love space!

Great swap, @Avanders ! 10/10 would swap again

#SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap

j9brown Woohoo! Glad you like the theme! ✨🌙 Hope you enjoy the books! 😁 3mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 3mo
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Welp, I just read this in one sitting. I didn‘t love Alex and Chase as much as Emma and Ash, but this was still an enjoyable read.

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Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
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I had to skip so much of this because of the rampant ableism I‘m calling it a DNF. The audiobook quality was terrible; it sounds like she recorded underwater. The content (save for the ableism) was heartbreaking and necessary. I might pick this up as an ebook and try again.

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The Inheritance Trilogy | N. K. Jemisin
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🗣 The Inheritance Trilogy is on ridiculous sale today for $2.99!
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00JJ86YA4?ref_=pe_3835120_406876870

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