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read.run.travel

Joined May 2016

📚 reader
🏃🏽‍♀️ runner
🌍 traveler
💪🏽 feminist
🎓 English student
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Loose translation:
“If you love a book, you cannot borrow it – you have to own it.” - Friedrich Nietzsche.
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So true! One day I want to own all my favorite books 📚
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I love little book bags to protect my fragile paperbacks 💙
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Happy weekend!
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[Is there an official translation?]

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I have made a shortlist that includes books I own and have not read yet, books I want to re-read, and books I will be reading for my new book club.
I love adding new books to my TBR, but it‘s so overwhelming to have a three- or four-digit number. So making a shortlist is my way of focusing on what I want to read in the upcoming weeks and months 📚
How do you organize your TBR? Do you use Goodreads? Tell me about your methods 💙💚

CouronneDhiver I have the unread books on my shelves + my Litsy TBR (which I just tidied up a few days ago). That‘s all. 😊 9mo
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A Gathering Light | Jennifer Donnelly
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The best part of my day was finding these two in a little free library / book box 📚
A Gathering Light is not my usual genre – it‘s a murder mystery and I‘m a wimp 😂 But the plots of both sounded interesting and I like the covers, so I gave them a new home 🙃
Have you read either? Happy Wednesday 💙

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reads! I am one lucky girl. August was a great month! 📚
I‘m excited to see what the rest of the year will bring since I won‘t be working full-time anymore. I‘ll be in school, so I‘m hoping to get lots more reading done! Can I get to 24 books for 2018? I sure will try 🤞🏽
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PS: Find me under eva_f on Goodreads and let‘s be friends 💕

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The selection for the upcoming months is incredible! I‘ve read Americanah & Eleanor Oliphant; the rest I cannot wait to check out.
Besides moving in with my boyfriend & going back to school for an English degree (aka fulfilling my dream), this book club might be my favorite thing about my new chapter in life 😍📚
Related to this, I‘m excited to check out my new library. If they don‘t have the picks, I‘ll just have to buy them 😜🤷🏽‍♀️

JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved The Immortalists! I also need to read The Keeper if Lost Things, it was WildeReads favorite, I believe, last year. Dave is a Booktuber from the UK who(m)? I follow. 10mo
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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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I‘m moving to a new city in a month & I found a book club group on Facebook! Their motto: “We like to read, and we like wine. And food.” Does it get any better than this?! 📚🍷😍
I am sooo excited to try this out. Being a part of a book club has been something I‘ve been wanting to try for pretty much my entire life. I cannot wait to meet new people & talk to them about my favorite thing – books!

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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Next up. I am in love with this cover 🌊😍
Has anyone read this or Fuller‘s other book, Our Endless Numbered Days?

jhod Both of them! I am a fan! Plus I had a little chat on Insta with her about our feelings on the Mars Room so I am even more of one now!! 10mo
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I usually listen to music or a podcast on my 30-minute walk to work, but recently I‘ve started reading while walking 📖 I get about 20 to 25 pages in and it‘s such a nice way to start my day with my favorite activity before a full day of work.
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PS: the looks I get are hilarious. how is this different than walking with your phone, I ask? 🤳🏽
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PPS: loving this current read! 💕💙

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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This book, you guys – go read it!! It is about racism and identity and equality and equity and so much more. I loved every page of it and noted down so many great quotes in my Bookly app.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jodi Picoult does it again 👏🏽
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PS: I always forget to take cool and unique pictures with my books, so here‘s me in front of my library, right before returning the book 🤷🏽‍♀️

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The Versions of Us | Laura Barnett
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This one took me a while to get into. The multiple storylines had me confused at time, but I eased into it after about one third of the book.
I ended up loving this! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved the messages and the intertwining of the characters‘ lives over the span of 60 years

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Who else loves podcasts? 🙋🏽‍♀️ I recently discovered great bookish podcasts on Spotify.
I listened to the first half of this episode of The Book Club Review Podcast today. I enjoyed thinking back to The Vegetarian, which I read one and a half years ago.
Do you listen to book podcasts? 🎧 Any recommendations?

CouronneDhiver I love the Book Riot ones - they have lots! And Book Cougars, The Reading Women, etc 10mo
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My reading goal this year might be a little too easy 🙃
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Do you set reading goals? If yes, what‘s yours for 2018? 📚

britt_brooke 🙌🏻 Now the fun part is to see how far you can exceed it! I will reach my goal (100) next month, I think. 11mo
Ashley85 I set a goal for 100. I‘m almost half-way there! 11mo
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Tenth of December: Stories | George Saunders

I have a hard time abandoning books because I always want to give them enough chances. Maybe I‘ll like them after the second half or so? But with so many outstanding books, I need to prioritize and only read what I love.
So I‘m saying goodbye to Tenth of December by George Saunders after 50 pages 👋🏽 I‘m not a big fan of short stories anyway, and I have a TBR full of promising reads.
What‘s your take on not finishing books you don‘t love?

Lindy If I don‘t love at least some aspect of a book, I have no problem abandoning it after 50 pages. 11mo
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The writing in this book was beautiful. Long sentences, sometimes chaotic but that made them all the more meaningful. I often read a paragraph again to fully understand it and make sure I didn‘t miss anything. The story itself was compelling and well-written. A quick read that didn‘t lack depth ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This was the first time I ever read a book in bookstore in one sitting. I loved the poems and the storyline they created 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Maybe I‘ll buy it and read it again 🙃

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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99% of the books I read are in English 🇺🇸🇬🇧 so the “New English Books” section at my library is obviously my favorite 😍
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Anything you can recommend? 🙃

TrishB Love Lisa Jackson 👍🏻 12mo
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Celeste Ng did it again. I loved ‘Everything I Never Told You‘, & I loved ‘Little Fires Everywhere‘ as well 💙💚 The way the characters are portrayed & the story unfolds is just wonderful. I read this within a few days and I highly recommend it 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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I‘ve been using the app Bookly for a while now to track my reading on a more detailed level than on Goodreads. I love seeing my progress & the info graphic once I finish a book.

mdhughes72 I‘m enjoying this one right now too! 12mo
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The “new English books” section at my library is my absolute favorite 😌
Snagged these two and can‘t wait to read them! 📚
Happy weekend ☀️

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Not Working | Lisa Owens
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Well, that was fast 😜
Loved this book! The writing style was incredibly funny, I laughed out loud many times. And the story was so so relatable.
Glad I bought this on a whim! 🙃

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Not Working | Lisa Owens
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A woman quits her job to find the purpose of life? Um yes please.
This hits very close to home for me. I haven‘t quit my job, but I‘m currently going through a little quarter-life-crisis trying to find my calling.
I spontaneously discovered this in my local bookstore today and bought it right away. I‘m excited to read this and I‘ll let you know what I think 🙂

LiteraryinLititz Sounds very relatable. Hope it lives up to its premise! 13mo
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Starting this one 😌 Happy Friday 📚

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Invincible Summer | Alice Adams
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Really enjoyed this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I finished pages 100-300 in one sitting (although the stats don‘t show it for some reason 🤨)
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Anyone else using Bookly, formerly known as Bookout?
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PS: Hi everyone, I‘m back 👋🏽🙃

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I just finished this and it's so good! Emma Donoghue just knows how write an outstanding book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A story – divided into five gripping chapters – about religion, family, and duty that I was not able to put down.

PS: Go read "Room" by Donoghue if you haven't already!

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I went into this book not knowing what it was about at all. I liked it, but it was also very strange. I didn't really connect with it that much. I did quite like the ending though, it felt like a full circle.
Overall I'd say three stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Soubhiville I thought this book was crazy weird, but I agree the ending redeemed it a little. 2y
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It's been the longest week and I'm finally on my couch (see post below 🛋) with a glass of wine and the book I started yesterday. I've been eyeing it for months and it was finally available at the library 🙌🏽 I'm about a third in and it's crazy and I like it!
Happy weekend, Litsy friends ☀️

mdhughes72 LOVE that crazy book! The main character reminds me of someone Kristen Wiig would play. 2y
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For years, I viewed owning a couch as a luxury and the epitome of having a lot of space 🛋
After having moved into my first own apartment two weeks ago, I now own a couch too – and it's wonderful! I mainly use it for reading 📖
Plus, I won't have internet or a TV at my place for another five weeks, so I'll be reading even more 🤓

BookishMarginalia What a cozy nook! 2y
CouronneDhiver Looks great! Enjoy 😊 2y
scripturient Ikea? 😍😊 2y
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"The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced with sadness."
This important lesson is what this book will teach you.
A touching story about a young man trying to find his place in the world after losing his mother. It contains many life lessons and original characters and is written in a unique format – letters to Richard Gere. | ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My current read ?

Is anyone else seeing a "10y+" time stamp everywhere? ? I know I've been absent for a few weeks, but it hasn't been that long ???

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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The Girls – a novel that has been raved about so much last year.
I liked it. It took me a bit to warm up to it, but once I did I really enjoyed the writing and the story.
However – once again my expectations were pretty high after hearing so much about it, so I'll give it a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

PS: Love this cover version!

DogEaredBooks I love this cover! 2y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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1984 | George Orwell
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I can't believe I waited so long to read this!
It's haunting and insane and a sure page-turner 😳 But it's so good and important – everyone should read it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Now I definitely need a lighter read...

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Well, I wasn't kidding when I said I'd read this in one sitting 🙈🙊
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This. book. is. everything. Kaur's voice is extremely powerful and important! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I absolutely loved the vast majority of the poems in milk and honey 💕
I will be reading this over and over again and mark my favorite ones. Good thing I bought it 📖

ramyasbookshelf It's an amazing book! So powerful. It's been months since I read it.. but a lot of the verses have just stayed with me. 2y
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What a fantastic book! Heartfelt, deep, uplifting, and funny. Loved the characters and the storyline and the writing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Go read this 📖

Pro Tip: When you've finished, go back and read the chapter introductions 💙

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I cannot stop quoting this book 🙌🏽

anwade88 Love this book! 2y
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Same, A.J., same 🙈

TrishB Always 💗 2y
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Getting lots of reading done on the train 📖 🚄
I really like this feature in the Bookout app 👍🏽

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Started this today. Really liking it so far!

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I don't think I have fully understood this book yet. It was captivating at times but also quite disturbing. I'm not sure what to think about it. 🤔

UnidragonFrag I listened to the audiobook. It's a weird read. Apparently, from stuff I read about the author after I finished listening it's some allegory about south Korea, but I don't really know anything about the place except I like the food, so I think the message was lost on me. 2y
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Reading with a view 😍

Side note: I live in the same country as @scripturient only 450 kilometers south 😬 it's 11 degrees Celsius 🔥

Megabooks Whoa! You just used a bunch of units of measure that a scrambling my American brain!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
read.run.travel @Ebooksandcooks haha it's 52 degrees Fahrenheit 🌞 (edited) 2y
Megabooks Ok, so not too cold! 2y
scripturient Oh wow! That's a difference. 😂😂 2y
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Will I stop taking about these two books soon? (The answer is no.) 💁🏽

They're here! They're mine! I AM SO EXCITED! No filter needed 😍

I really can't remember the last time I was this eager to read a book (or I should say two books). But it's also been a while since I've treated myself to buying a new book; 98% of the books I read I borrow from the library or find in giveaway boxes around the city 📚

Happy reading, friends! 💙💛

Joanne1 Looking forward to hearing all about them. 2y
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• always supporting local booksellers 🏡 •
I own a library card & have currently checked out plenty of books, plus I still have many books that I own that I haven't read yet – but, I just needed these two! I got a gift card to a local bookstore so I bought these two beauties today 😍 they didn't have them in the store so I ordered them online & will pick them up.
I'll have to contain myself and not devour those in one sitting 🙈

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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This 🙌🏽
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I'm about 40 pages in and I like it so far 👍🏽
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I have to return it to the library on Wednesday, so I have two more (work) days to read about 310 pages 😶

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What a great book! It's about friendship, love, growing up, and growing apart. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters over multiple decades and learning about their relationships and how they changed over the years. || ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ||
I used Bookout to track my reading. I enjoyed seeing my progress, but I'm not sure if I'll keep using it. I already have Goodreads and Litsy and I think that might be enough 💙

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Hi friends!
I've been using the app Bookout to track my reading, but I've run into a little problem: when I start a reading session, the session will automatically pause as soon as my display turns off (after three minutes) 😐
Has anyone else experienced it and knows how to fix this? I could change my settings to not have my display automatically turn off, but that's pretty annoying...
#bookout

Bookworm83 Yes!! Mine does that, too. It's the main thing stopping me from using the app very much. Sometimes I notice it will work, but other times it doesn't. @Peddler410 I know you use this app...any advice? 2y
sprainedbrain Hmmm. I haven't had this problem yet - I did have it stop once at 30 minutes (I didn't notice for at least an hour) but that hasn't repeated itself. If you haven't already, I would definitely use the 'contact us' feature to email them. 2y
katedensen Yes, me too! So weird. 2y
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read.run.travel Thanks for the feedback! What versions are you using, @Bookworm83 @sprainedbrain @katedensen ? Mine is 1.2 2y
sprainedbrain @read.run.travel I'm using 1.2. I did upgrade a while back. Not sure if that makes a difference? 2y
read.run.travel I upgraded a few days ago and can't say for sure if the problem was there before 🤔 2y
read.run.travel I emailed them and will let you know what they say once they get back to me! (edited) 2y
Bookworm83 @read.run.travel sounds great! I'm using 1.2 (edited) 2y
Peddler410 @Bookworm83 I paid for the upgrade and don't have that problem, but not sure if it was a problem before I upgraded. I do notice when I go back in using my passcode the timer needs to catch up... (edited) 2y
read.run.travel Version 1.2.2 is now out for iOS and the issue should be fixed! @Bookworm83 @katedensen (edited) 2y
CaroPi I don't have that problem. I don't like is that when you forget to stop and you just pause one day what you read of the day before counts only in the day you select stop. 2y
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Returning unfinished and/or unread books to the library because they're due and you once again overestimated your reading time and speed 🙈🙊

PS: Arrested Development fans, where are ya? 👋🏽🤘🏽

susanw Poor George Michael. But it perfectly sums up a certain feeling that words can't. 2y
Pruzy And I think the disappointed theme from the Peanuts cartoon plays in the background...or is that just me? 2y
read.run.travel @Pruzy you're right, it is – totally forgot about that 😬 2y
Pruzy @read.run.travel Aaugh! 2y
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I'm not able to fully participate in the #24in48 readathon, but I continued The Interestings for a bit today 📖, so I thought I'd send a little life signal 👋🏽

PS: I truly never ever take selfies, let alone post them on social media! (I've been told I look like a scared deer in a lot of pictures...) But since Litsy is a safe space, I'm going out on a limb today 💃🏽 reading without make-up, negativity, and judgment is my favorite thing to do 💙

MargieCrawford I'm totally with you on the selfies (I have my own deer in the headlights collection). Your picture looks great! 2y
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Snagged these beauties at the library this week 😍
I'm going on a two-day work trip tomorrow and am taking The Vegetarian with me. It's quite short, so maybe I'll be able to finish it on the trip 😬

JoeStalksBeck It's a strange book 2y
MyBookLife Well, then you have to take one more, just to be safe ;) 2y
MrBook Nice group! 2y
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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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I'm reviewing this book again because I watched the movie a few days ago 📽
The book was better (duh), but the movie was really good!! I loved the casting and although it obviously left many parts of the book out, the plot was still coherent.
Go read the book if you haven't already. And if you have, go re-read it! 10/10 recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Coleen One of my fave all-time books. And though quite a few Littens seem to have slammed the movie, I enjoyed it too! 2y
MrBook @BookBabe looooved this book! 2y
BookBabe Yes I did! Now I want to see the movie, too. 😃 2y
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Birthday gift from my best friend 👯 hilarious poems – she truly knows the way to my heart 💝 I will (try to) cherish this and read one poem at a time ⏳

JoeStalksBeck I adore him ❤🎶 2y
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I'm learning to set realistic goals, in all areas of life.
In 2015 I read 27 books & in 2016 I read 32. But both those goals were all over the place & I kept adjusting them throughout the year based on my progress 🙄
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I decided that in 2017, I want to read 30 books. That's 2.5 books per month & I believe that's doable. Should I read more than that, even better 📖
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Do you set yourself book goals? Do they motivate you or do they frustrate you?

Smrloomis I set a new and (for me) ridiculously high goal this year. I think it will be motivating but if not, I'll just scale it back. I like that you can change it after you make it! 2y
read.run.travel @Smrloomis I generally do like the option of changing your goal on Goodreads as well, but I've found it makes me feel less accountable and I tend to think less about my goal before setting it. So this year, I'm just going to pretend I can't change it and it's set in stone 😀🤗 2y
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