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okthislooksbad

Joined September 2016

videographer. ravenclaw. history nerd. plant parent. cat-lady with dogs. 🇩🇰. http://goodreads.com/okthislooksbad
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I've been mostly flowing the doctor's orders to not antagonise my wrist all week, so not a lot of general physical fitness has been going on. Did manage 43K steps, though, which baffled me. Returned to guided meditations at bedtime, a practice I loved last summer but stopped doing for some odd reason, and it's just the most calming thing. ALSO finished two books! 📚❤️ That's it, that's my week. 😂 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

Lucy_Anywhere What a cutie 😍 well done on the step count! Great effort considering you're still on the mend after surgery. Go you! 🙌 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go on your step count! 🙌🏻 And that‘s great you‘ve gotten back into your guided meditation practice. Definitely follow your doctor‘s orders and adapt your goal as needed. 3d
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mcipher Wow that‘s awesome on the steps! I love bedtime guided meditations, too. So relaxing. Glad you‘re recovering well and taking care of yourself! 3d
Dragon 😻 3d
BeckyB Great job! Guided meditation is great, I think everyone should give it a try. 3d
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Still trying to figure out how to stay active for #bookfitnesschallenge with the limitations surgery threw at me, but everything's getting easier real fast, so it's progress. I'm doing a lot of random dancing for now 😂 Roamed the city for 5 hours today while my mum had surgery (we're a sorry lot tonight 😂) and got 10 km in, so a cat and a good book is order. Hope you're all having a great Thursday ❤️❤️

mabell Glad you‘re healing well! And that‘s a great day of walking! I hope your mom recovers quickly too! 5d
mcipher Random dancing, I love it! 😆😆 5d
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Her Royal Highness | Rachel Hawkins
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Mehso-so

This was recommended to me as "something a bit like Red, White & Royal Blue" but all they had in common were royals and queer folks. At 50% the two mains had had maybe four interactions and they hated each other, and then suddenly they were all over one another. Chemistry? What chemistry? It was cute, I enjoyed it, but it had it's shortcomings.

ShyBookOwl Bummer! I can't stand the hate-each-other love-each-other trope. It's why I cringe at rom coms and why I'm literally afraid to pick up romance novels. 1w
okthislooksbad @ShyBookOwl I kinda like them if they're done right, but there's a difference between a slow burn and "gee whiz you're the worst oh no wait hi ily" within 25 pages. ?? 5d
ShyBookOwl @okthislooksbad Haha no kidding 5d
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Pictured is the welcome-home committee when I returned from the one run I've been on this week ❤️ Overall it's been decidedly not good on the fitness part, but much better on the reading. I've spent so much time fretting and anxious about ganglion-surgery on Monday, exercise has been replaced with anti-anxiety cross-stitching and audiobooks 😟 Idk what to do about post-surgery goals, but we shall see. Onwards and upwards! 💃💃

krayoncolorz Hang in there! I hope surgery goes well! 💗 1w
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Megabooks I understand about surgeries. They make them hard to think about other things. 💜💜 I‘ve had over 20 procedures under anesthesia in the last year. They can throw you off. Will be thinking of you! 💜💜 1w
BeckyB Don‘t let it get you down!! Sending lots of positive thoughts for a speedy recovery! Also, your welcome committee is very cute! (edited) 1w
wanderinglynn Aw, what a great welcoming committee! ❤️ You had a good week & you‘re making great progress! Celebrate your accomplishments! 🎉 and hang in there. Adapt your goals post-surgery as needed. 💚 1w
Lucy_Anywhere What a lovely thing to come home to! Good luck with the surgery - I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way 💜 1w
twohectobooks Good luck with surgery! It definitely is anxiety-inducing. Give yourself as much time as you need for recovery! 1w
mcipher Hope all went well with your surgery today. Sending lots of positive healing thoughts!! ♥️ 1w
okthislooksbad @Megabooks This was my first and I'm mildly traumatised, I have no idea how you do it. All the respect! Also, thank you 1w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I take back what I said when it was boiling hot, this was a delight. Yes, I had to get used to the accents, but looking back it couldn't have been done in any other way. Adored it.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Just trying to stitch and listen to my audiobook but nooo, this big fella wants attention and I'd better give it to him or else. 🙄 Cats. They tolerate us. 😂 #audiostitching

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Week 1 done! #bookfitnesschallenge
I surprised myself when I tallied up my numbers this morning. I may not have finished any books, but I'm halfway through the three I've got going, so I'm on track! Thought I was going to get a headstart on W2 by running this morning, but at 7am it was 25 degrees out, so I went back to bed... 😂😂

#bfc #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

(you'll never meet someone with as many pictures of bees on their phone as I do. never.)

Lucy_Anywhere I did the same thing! But thought, nah, when I opened the window! 2w
dariazeoli I love the crown on the 🐝- and you had a great week! 2w
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krayoncolorz Sounds like a good pool day 😄 2w
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 And bees are awesome! ❤️🐝 2w
BeckyB Great job! I love the bee! 2w
twohectobooks I also love the bee lol 2w
mcipher Awesome first week! And the bee is so cute - love that crown. 😊 2w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Help. Did anybody get through the audio of this? I'm 10% in and the narrator is driving me mad. The accents are a biiit too much and I get that distinct voices are good, but here they're just.. obnoxious. But there's a 16 week wait on the ebook and I kinda like the characters and I just want to know if I'm in a mood because of the weather or if the narrator is actually super annoying.🤔

marleed I listened to the audio on this one and really liked it. Perhaps I liked the story so much that I didn‘t consider narration. 3w
okthislooksbad @marleed I'm at 20% now and you're absolutely right, I'm liking the story so much I'm not even noticing anymore! 😅 3w
mcipher I hate when audio distracts from the story itself. Glad it‘s getting better as you get sucked into the book! 3w
ninergrl6 In the print version there's very little distinction between the voices IMO, so this comment about the audiobook intrigues me. 2w
okthislooksbad @ninergrl6 It's mostly noticeable in the accents, Henry's is portrayed as posh, Alex, June and Nora are very "young", Ellen's is distinctly southern, stuff like that. It takes some getting used to when you're used to just reading all voices in your own voice ? 2w
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Trashy the Trashcan | Khwaish Arora
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It's 5000 degrees outside but that shan't stop me from taking a #trashwalk. The harvest was blessedly small tonight, distance considered: two ice cream thingies, a beer can and a (hidden) corner of a candy wrapper. Dare I hope people will #stoplittering? 🙏

Hope you're all having a great Tuesday!

#bookfitnesschallenge #teamlitnfit

TheSpineView Bless you for doing that! Unfortunately there will always be few people cleaning up than mess up! Sigh.. 3w
Caterina Great job! 🙌 A running group in Palestine that some of my friends were in would bring bags with them while they ran to pick up litter - apparently it's a good full body workout! 😂 3w
Suet624 A wonderful thing to do. 3w
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twohectobooks Littering drives me crazy because it‘s just pure laziness. Bravo to you! 3w
mcipher Ugh, litter is the worst - nice that you didn‘t find much this time! Great work despite that heat!! 3w
okthislooksbad @Caterina It definitely is! I did that a few times and my hamstrings /died/😂 3w
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 plus excellent community service picking up trash. 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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No Country for Old Gnomes: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
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One of the pros to working at a gym is access to fancy weights than can tell you about the general state of your body. I tested before the first round of #bookfitnesschallenge and again today, and turns out the weight I've put on during #bfc is pure muscle. Bless this challenge for motivating the heck outta me! 💪 😄😄
Celebrating with an ab-workout (laughing is a workout, pass it on) provided by the tagged book, which is a GEM. 💃💃

TheSpineView That's awesome! 3w
julesG Wish I had such scales right now. I hope I put on muscle mass. Enjoy your funny book! 3w
Ash.on.the.line That‘s awesome!! Totally agree about laughter! 😜😄 3w
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akckitty That is so great and awesome!!! 3w
okthislooksbad @julesG Sometimes they're more trouble than they're worth tbh, but sometimes it's nice to know and not have to worry about it 😄 3w
Megabooks Nice! 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 3w
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I joined the #WizardsUnite fun. Can't seem to do anything because nothing happens in the countryside (???) but feel absolutely free to add me. This might be fun. I used to love Pokemon Go, do hope this is somewhat similar! 😂 (no, for real, what's this about? Is it literally Pokemon Go but with Harry Potter?)

Chrys Like Pokemon Go but Harry Potter thèmes with a little more story line. I sent you an invite 3w
Molly_the_mezzo Added! 3w
WeeWeegieBookworm Sent 😁 3w
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stacybmartin Request sent! 🧙‍♀️ 3w
WellReadCatLady Sent a request! 3w
Books.Bottles.and.Babies Request sent! 3w
wanderinglynn Invite sent! 3w
BeckyB Invited! 3w
mcipher Sent! 3w
DaveGreen7777 I just sent you an invite, I‘m Bookwyrm7777! 🤓 3w
Clwojick Sent request! ♥️🧡💛 3w
Lauram I sent a request! Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 3w
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Ready for Round 2 of #bookfitnesschallenge! Lowered my book-goal to what I managed during round one on the off-chance that I nail it so I can feel super accomplished 😂 💪

#bfc #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Wow some great goals! Good luck! 4w
Lucy_Anywhere Good luck - go for it 🙌 4w
Minispok Great goals! 4w
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twohectobooks Glad I‘m not the only one on the team aiming to read under ten books :) good luck! 3w
LazyOwl Great goals. 3w
okthislooksbad @twohectobooks I'm a bit baffled by how difficult 50K was for me in round one, so.. 😂 Best of luck to you, too! 3w
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Final check-in for #bookfitnesschallenge reveals that I did surprisingly well on my "50K steps/week"-goal, in the sense that over the 6 weeks I totalled 305K. That's... baffling. I also learned that limiting myself to only counting running and gymming as "exercise" is annoying so I've switched it up for round two. Book goal? Not hit. Missed by 1 ?This has been so much fun and I can't /wait/ for more of it in the next round!

#bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
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The Witch Boy | Molly Ostertag
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This is the most wholesome thing I've read in a while. Aster, a 13-year old boy in a world where boys become shapeshifters and girls become witches, is much more interested in witchery than shifting, and his family is noooot about that. Cue bad things happening to bad people and good people being good and everything being great, just.. gosh darn I loved this ❤️

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The Grave Digger | Rebecca Bischoff
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Mehso-so

Historical fantasy with a hint of something vaguely supernatural, The Grace Digger follows 12-year old Cap Cooper in 1875 Ohio when he is roped into a body snatching ploy by his father. There were things I didn't care for in this one, but at the same time I kind of liked it? It's pretty important to suspend disbelief a lot, but if you do it's a fun story. Decent, but no masterpiece.

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Queen of the Sea | Dylan Meconis
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A delightful graphic novel loosely (oh so very loosely) based on Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary, Queen of the Sea gives us Margaret, a young girl raised by nuns on an island convent, and the actual adventures she can have in this faraway exile when not only one, but two possible friends arrive, including the standoffish Eleanor, who's been shoved off the throne by her sister. Adored this.

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Did surprisingly well this week. Am still a bit behind on books (mostly due to DNFs 😒) but will catch up during the last week! Also, today's update is featuring my adventures in plant parenthood. My Dieffenbachia got a haircut. A big one. Hoping just a few of the stragglers will root 🌿🌵🌱😂

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great week 5! 1mo
DebbieGrillo 58K 😯 That's goals! 1mo
TheSpineView Doing great! 1mo
Clwojick Adventures in Plant Parenthood 😂😂😂 i love this so much! 🍃🌱🌵 1mo
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The Tea Dragon Festival | Katie O'Neill
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Insert pterodactyl-screech here because I /LIVE/ for tea dragons. The Tea Dragon Society is an all-time favourite of mine and I've been waiting for this for 84 years and I'm /so excited/. AH!!

julesG You Do Not look 84+ years old. Wow, whichever spell for youth you've used, please share it. 😜 1mo
zezeki Love the Titanic reference 😁 1mo
okthislooksbad @julesG Eye of newt, toe of frog, whisker of cat and stone of moon, bring to a low boil and simmer until scary. Best enjoyed with a glass of juice. 😂 😂 🧙‍♀️ 1mo
julesG 👏👏👏 1mo
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The weather is a meanie. It's either rainy and windy or sunny and hot and neither are conditions I work well in. It's been a horrible week for activity. There's a run hidden last Friday which didn't make it onto the June-page, but other than that it's not been looking good. Did do Blogilates twice to make up for it all, though, and am feeling those sore muscles. Come at me, week 5!

#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn You‘re still making good progress! 🙌🏻 I have no doubt you‘ll crush week 5! 1mo
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Ouch! | Harriet Ziefert, Rich Rossi
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Happy election day, fellow Danes! Time to overthrow the government! ?
It's like 200 degrees outside today, so no running. Decided to return to a tried and tested success, Blogilates. I am now dead. My arms are shaking. Did half the Leg-work out and what I could (due to evil wrist) of the "Arms and Back" of the 28-Day Sculpt and it was just as heart rate-rising as running tbh. My poor triceps are /dying/ Bless Aila for the snuggles tbh. #bfc

TheNerdyProfessor I LOVE Blogilates! 1mo
okthislooksbad @TheNerdyProfessor Me too! It doesn't look so bad but gosh diddly darn, the buuurn! 🔥 🔥 1mo
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Mehso-so

A graphic novel loosely based on Little Women (or so I'm told, I'm the local heathen who hasn't read Little Women), Little Witches follows the March sisters during a few weeks where mysterious things are happening in their little town and they're trying to solve the ~mystery~ of it all. It's a fun little book, but very predictable and it felt kind of flat. The art was nice, though!

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Sanity & Tallulah | Molly Brooks
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Settled in for an afternoon of handball on TV and this one for the breaks. Hope you're all have a great day ❤️

Trashcanman They televise handball? Like with the little blue ball? Like the one played in prison? That's pretty cool. 1mo
okthislooksbad @Trashcanman I wanna say yes because that makes it sound kinda cool, but I don't think it's quite the same, so.. alas. 🤔 1mo
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Week 3 of #bfc was off to a slow start and barely made it - the weather and deadly illness (it is not deadly and it's barely illness, but I am very dramatic) but a stop to all my running dreams, and I just baaaarely got my 50K steps. Am on target book wise, though! On to the next one! #bookfitnesschallenge

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wanderinglynn Hope you‘re feeling better! 💚 But still great progress! 🙌🏻 2mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better this next week! 2mo
jillannjohn Great job. Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2mo
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Trash Panda | Leza Cantoral
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I am an inherent trash-picker-upper and have no qualms chasing candy wrappers flying about in town, but usually I only run along the local forest trail and don't see much of the ground. Now, with #bookfitnesschallenge in effect, I'll sometimes go for a walk - and tonight, I picked these up along about 1 km of trail. ONE. KILOMETER. OF FOREST. TRAIL. Why are people like this? At one point I bent down to pick one up and when I stood up, a (cont 👇)

okthislooksbad - deer stood about 30 metres from me, just looking at me. And in that moment I was SO okay with how unhygienic it is to pick up cigarette butts from the ground with one's bare hands because every one I picked up wasn't going to be eaten by an animal. This has been a rant. Please don't litter. 2mo
squirrelbrain Good for you! 👍 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s fantastic work. I get so irritated with trash, particularly cigarette butts. So nasty! Keep up the good work! 2mo
DivineDiana Good job! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2mo
julesG 👏😍 2mo
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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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Went on a rainy walk with the tagged audio (I'm having the hardest time telling the difference between the twins but I think I'm getting the important bits of plot? Maybe?) and made very intimate friends with this branch of a half-fallen tree whilst busy making sure I wasn't stomping on any snails 🐌 #audiowalk #bookfitnesschallenge #didnotstomponanysnails #worthit

Clwojick Way to go! This looks like such a peaceful walking trail. 😍 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
mabell Did you make it home intact after your encounter? 😆 2mo
okthislooksbad @mabell Indeed I did! Still with several leaves in my hair, but what can you do 🤷‍♀️😂 2mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful walking trail! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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This was such a fun book - I completely lost track of the plot when it was nearing the end but it doesn't matter, not one bit, it was /hilarious/. And strange. And magical. And good.

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It's been a bad week, steps-wise and I only managed one out of two runs, but at least I went to the gym thrice? And finished a book? 💪💃

In other news I'm having surgery in my wrist soon-ish (on an as of yet undetermined but nearby date) and have been told that exercise is out of the question for at least two weeks. What do?? 😂🙄🤔

ALSO, great work everybody! You're killing it and I am SO PROUD of you! 👏💪❤️❤️
#bfc @wanderinglynn

DivineDiana You had a great week! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 Best wishes for your surgery! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! You‘re steps may be down, but you still did it! 🙌🏻 As for post-surgery options, meditation, maybe chair yoga, & stretching come to mind. @4thhouseontheleft do you have some suggestions? 2mo
TheSpineView Good for you on the gym! I call it a good week! 2mo
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Megabooks Best of luck with your surgery!! 💙💙 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn Yoga is probably not the best idea post-surgery, it can be hard on the wrists. Rest and recovery is crucial! Will you be having PT after surgery? 2mo
okthislooksbad @4thhouseontheleft I've been doing yoga for a while but with horrible form because I can't put any weight on the wrist when it's bent (I have a ganglion cyst that needs out 😔), and it's definitely out of the question for the first month or so. I think there's gonna be some kind of PT involved as soon as the stitches are out, but that's probably gonna be more mobility/strength than anything. There isn't much one can do one-handed 🤔😂 2mo
okthislooksbad @wanderinglynn Had to look up chair yoga and it definitely looks like something I could do! Thank you! ❤️ 2mo
mabell Best wishes on your surgery! I have a cyst that flares up occasionally, so I know what you are talking about. Oof. 2mo
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"Ten out of ten would eat cheesybugs again"

I love everything about this book, but especially how ridiculously funny it is.

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I present to you, my hack-job of a #bookfitnesschallenge tracker. Whatever works! 😂 I succeeded in both going to the gym and running x2, and passed my 50K steps by Wednesday. This is where I thank you all for existing because I hate it when people know I've failed myself and not done anything healthy so I kinda have to. Thank you lots and lots ❤️❤️
According to my maths I've racked up 26 points, but how to do numbers tbh 🤔😂
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Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic first week! 2mo
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VanChocStrawberry Oh! I want to track this, too! I'm just doing straight up miles, but I know my steps totals have grown HUGELY. 2mo
Caterina You're doing so well!! 👏 🎉 2mo
Clwojick It‘s awesome to see that your step count increases almost daily! Keep up the awesome work! 💕 2mo
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The Everlasting Rose | DHONIELLE. CLAYTON
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Meh. Meeeeh. I kept reading because I kinda like the 'verse and I /really/ liked the first book, but if this hadn't been a sequel I wouldn't have read past the first 50 pages. I'm glad I read it, but I wouldn't do it again. If that makes sense? Idek anymore.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Finished this gem today and I'm still reeling because it's just.. so simple, but yet /so good/. Balm for the soul. *finger kisses* Genuinely cannot do anything but recommend the audio of it, but I'm like 99% sure it's an absolute joy in any way, shape or form. It's so refreshing to read about young adults who are responsible and don't just.. run off and do whatever they want, damn the consequences. Emoni was such a joy. Gosh, how I love her. ♥️

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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How I love reading all your #bookfitnesschallenge posts! Best motivation ❤️ As predicted, I'm having a hard time meeting my running goal (x2/week) but just left the gym for the third time this week. No running yet. I hate running when it's windy almost as much as I hate treadmills.. 😂 😂

Am also loving this book. Elizabeth Acevedo could narrate the phone book and I'd listen to it. The main character continues to be amazing. Yes, good ❤️

Laura317 The cover is gorgeous! 2mo
Marina_h I skipped running today because of the weather. Windy weather like today is just not for me! But there's always tomorrow, right? 😊 2mo
kspenmoll Stacking this book! 2mo
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BarbaraJean This is on my TBR... but I want to read The Poet X first! Planning to finally get to it on audio during this challenge. 2mo
ReadWithAJ This book is on my list for the challenge too so I‘m gonna say good choice 😂 2mo
okthislooksbad @Marina_h True! Only downside is that I've said that for three days straight now.. 😂 2mo
okthislooksbad @Laura317 Gosh, I know right, it's so vibrant and beautiful and I just love it 😍 2mo
okthislooksbad @BarbaraJean The Poet X is so so good, too! I hope you enjoy both of them as much I have! 2mo
okthislooksbad @ReadWithAJ Aw yiss, /best/ choice! 😄 2mo
Caterina The posts are motivating me too! Also I am DYING to read this book!! 2mo
TheSpineView I get bored on my treadmill even with an audio book and I get an uncomfortable feeling that I am not getting anywhere. All in my mind! 2mo
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Been pondering this for days but finally took the plunge. I'm in. I've been slacking too much lately and need the extra motivation of knowing someone is going to know that I did nothing all week 😂😂

Committed myself to 8 books (I think? Might've been 9🤔#25goingon93) as well as running at least 4 km twice a week and go to the gym twice a week, as well at getting at least 50K steps a week. Doable, but a challenge. Halp. 😂

#BookFitnessChallenge

jillannjohn Great goals! 2mo
okthislooksbad @jillannjohn Thank you! 😀 2mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I'm about an hour into this audiobook and it's /amazing/. It's narrated by the author and she's just so gosh diddly darn GOOD at it and I LOVE Emoni and how REAL she is and just.. yes. This book 😍😍

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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Space opera meets Korean folklore in this fun little adventure featuring Min, a 13-year old girl from a less-developed planet who, due to various unforeseen incidents, ends up on a military spaceship thing and suddenly everything is madness. Especially when there are ghosts. Those are full madness.

(I have no idea what to say about this book because I liked it, but I wasn't mad about it. Idk. It's a good book! Fun! Mythology!)

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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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I love, love, LOVE this series. The perfect blend of science fictiony fantasy magic strangeness, well written, the main character is /lovely/ and the supports have their own things to deal with and don't just exist for the MC. I'm gonna stop babbling nonsensically now but know that this series is A+.

emmalouise1 Stunning cover . 3mo
SW-T Good description! I really like the series too 😊 3mo
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Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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This was a total cover/title-grab, and it was delightful. Full of magic and adventure and dragons and genuinely interesting characters being genuinely kind and helpful and just, yes. Yes good. A+ for literally everything about this. Except the lack of closure at the end. There is /none/. I guess I'll be over here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the next one 🤔😂

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Lumberjanes Vol. 10: Parents' Day | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Brooklyn Allen
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Had this one lying around waiting for #readathon for two weeks and nearly forgot all about it until I had to save it from a weeping monstera last night 🌿 😂 Lumberjanes being delightful as always ❤️❤️

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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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Happy #readathon day, folks! I'll be sporadically reading as all the sports are happening and I must watch as many as humanly possible. For now it's time for some sorcery and Mercedes-cuddles on the couch 😍

ju.ca.no Love the book😍 3mo
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1) They can stay right where they are, I'm having a hard enough time keeping up with the current one 😂
2) Eh, truthfully I prefer physical books, but the convenience of ebooks is wild. Audio is always a bit hit-and-miss for me.
3) Younger - I'm a week or so from turning 25 😱
4) I doooo 💃💃
5) and now, a joke: What do you call a cow with no legs?

GROUND BEEF
#friyayintro

4thhouseontheleft I saw ground beef on this post at the exact same time I got a text alert from my local organic grocery store that grass fed ground beef is on sale. It was eerie! 3mo
Bookjunkie57 😂🤣😂🐄 3mo
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The Daylight Gate | Jeanette Winterson
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Finally finally FINALLY got around to this one so kindly gifted to me by @ephemeralwaltz like 200 years ago and now I don't know what to do with myself because it was the /exact/ kind of grisly that makes my skin crawl. Everything was very vivid and uncomfortable and I'm gonna have nightmares. At least I proved to myself that I /can/ read horror books. Yes, this is a horror book. No arguments. *shudders*

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Mehso-so

I think I would've liked this a lot more if it hadn't been for the Pride and Prejudice-ness of it, which I should've known but somehow hadn't anticipated, so that's all on me. I did enjoy the very modern take on it all, though. Also, Elizabeth Acevedo should narrate all audiobooks. Every single one.

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As much as I'm not willing to let go of Vasya, this was a good ending to the trilogy. Everything was wrapped up well and finished off with a beautiful little bow and it was all just.. yes. Vasya for queen.

(Also Ded Grib was the actual best 🍄)

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Apparently made it 79% into this one when the library demanded I returned it. Bless the universe, I could get right back to it on audio. It's not quite the same as reading it myself, but it'll have to do. My precious witch ♥

valeriegeary Just finished this and I miss Vasya so much already! 😭😭❤️❤️ 4mo
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The Storm Runner | J.C. Cervantes
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Being determined to not DNF this has saved it for me. A good 100 pages in and something is /finally/ happening. I don't know if it's enough, but it's more exciting than before. At least Kiwi is comfy and waaarm 😻

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The Paragon Hotel | Lyndsay Faye
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I may or may not have said this 500 times already, but everything Faye does turns out amazing. If you liked Jane Steel, you'll love this. The last 100 pages or so were a /wild/ ride. Worth it.

BooksAtNight I missed this! Thank you for reminding me she has a new book out - putting this on my TBR right now. 5mo
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Lumberjanes | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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Didn't enjoy this quite as much as I have some of the other collections, but the series continues to tackle some important subjects without making them "big deals". If that makes sense. I'm very tired. ? Also the cover gives me life. That mysterious fox-like creature is adorable. Whatever it is. Did I not pay attention while reading? Was it actually mentioned? Was it a plot point?? Who knows.

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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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It's been a couple of days since I finished this and now that I'm over the ending (still can't decide if I'm mad or not about it tbh) I've come to the point where I can appreciate it for what it was. Nothing revolutionary about this one, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. And now we wait for the next one.... *twiddles thumbs*

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The Disasters () | M. K. England
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I'll be snatching up everything M.K. England writes the moment it is available from now on because this is SO GOOD. There's SPACE. And queer folks! And folks of all kind of ethnic and religious backgrounds! Without making a big deal out of any of it because who has time for that when a bunch of horrible terrorists want to kill you and everybody you love??

Oh, and SPACE! 🚀 🌌

RadicalReader @okthislooksbad absolutely love the wonderful awesome flag in your bio seriously beautiful 5mo
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The Paragon Hotel | Lyndsay Faye
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I am of the firm belief that everything Lyndsay Faye touches turns to gold, and I am /very/ excited about this 😍😍

NovelGirl82 Let me know how this is. I have a hold on it at the library, but I'm way down the line! 5mo
okthislooksbad @NovelGirl82 It will be /so/ worth the wait! Just be patient with the plot 😂 5mo
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