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wanderinglynn

Joined April 2016

LibraryThing member wanderinglynn

Traveling spherically. https://linktr.ee/wanderinglynn
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Court! 💜 You are too sweet! What a fantastic package to get, especially on a cool, rainy Monday. I have looked at this puzzle so many times but hadn‘t gotten it. And I love mini puzzles. Thank you! 😘💜💜💜

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#marvellousmay starts Saturday! And perfect timing because I have many, many books sitting in various piles waiting to be read.

My goal: read at least 3 books from my #WyrdAndWonder stack

Andrew65 Good luck, have a great Readathon. 😊 3d
PageShifter I have to post my TBR as well! 2d
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#thoughtfulthursday

1. Meditation, reading, & taking time to just be

2. I bought a silk pillowcase & I have to say, it lives up to the hype. I‘ve also put extra time into my evening skin care routine.

Who hasn‘t played? Consider yourself tagged!

Nute What does sleeping on a silk pillowcase do for a person? I can imagine that it feels nice against the skin. I might have to try this tip, Lynn!💕 3d
wanderinglynn @Nute Silk bedding helps hair and skin retain its natural moisture & helps prevent tangles, frizz, and bedhead; minimize sleep wrinkles. Plus, pure 100% silk is temperature regulating. So I have noticed my hair has done a lot better and my skin is looking fresher (of course, I‘ve also been doing a skin care routine too.) And I sleep hot, so the temperature regulation is huge for me.
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MoonWitch94 Ohhhh I think I will need to check out a silk pillow case! Thanks for playing 📖☺️🌸 2d
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Yes, I own the audiobook + the hard copy. And it was brilliant.

Hannah Gadsby‘s story is not an easy one. It‘s full of trauma. More trauma than really any one person should ever have to endure. But her story is one that needs to be read. It‘s a story full of trauma, which is sadly a reality for far too many people, especially neuro-diverse & LBGTQ+ & women.

I recommend first watching Nanette, then reading Ten Steps. Then go watch Douglas.

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#wondrouswednesday

1. Jigsaw puzzles, writing, & yoga

2. Yes, mainly so I remember what I thought about a book.

3. Anywhere! 😆

RaeLovesToRead Puzzles are great 😊💕🧩 4d
Eggs Love puzzles 🧩!! They‘re addicting ❣️ 4d
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#two4tuesday

1. I have a stack of about a dozen I‘ve been wanting to read and yet, I‘m failing miserably at reading them! 😆

2. Sometimes. Depends on the book and where I‘m reading.

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

TheSpineView You're welcome! You have been better than myself on working on your backlog. Thanks for playing! 5d
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Another solid story from Emily Henry. She writes such realistic people and I love the witty dialogue. I cracked up several times from Nora & Charlie‘s exchanges.

As always, Julie Whalen does a fantastic job narrating.

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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#unpopularopinion Although I appreciated the women in STEM representation, I found the romcom part unbelievable. And I hated Olive. She was annoying and irritating. And other than Olive being nice & intelligent, I didn‘t get why Adam liked her. The character descriptions were weak and the character development needed work. I finished the book but I didn‘t enjoy it. Fake relationships are just not my fave romcom trope.

Twainy Love your review! Not a fan of romance so I‘m the last person to listen to when it comes to them. I take them all as fairy tales. 😁 1w
wanderinglynn @Twainy I like romance. The last couple of years, I needed happily ever after endings. But I didn‘t care for this one. 1w
DawnG I tried to read this and I just couldn‘t…. I wanted to like it… 1w
wanderinglynn @DawnG I feel you. I almost DNF‘d it a couple of times. 1w
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#wondrouswednesday

1. 🤔 I don‘t often remember my dreams, but of those I do remember, no.

2. Oh gosh, I reread a lot of books. But probably the most reread is either The Belgariad series by David Eddings or HHGTTG.

3. My Word and Wonder TBR and then if I have any time left, trying to cram in my #bookspin, #doublespin, & #roll100 picks.

Thanks for the tag @TheRiehlDeal & @TheSpineView

TheSpineView You're welcome! 2w
Eggs Have a bookish May😍 2w
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Silver Hollow | Jennifer Silverwood
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#WyrdAndWonder has begun and @joriestory will be hosting an author chat with Jennifer Silverwood on Twitter this Saturday!

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#two4tuesday

1. It depends on the vacation & the mode of transportation. For this last trip, which was mostly a work trip, I took 5.

2. Yes! Always physical books & then I have audiobooks. I‘ve given up ebooks—I have a hard time focusing and getting into them, and so I just don‘t enjoy them.

Thanks for the tag Lisa! 💜

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 2w
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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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I love reading the dedications of books. And Neil Gaiman always writes delightful ones.

marleed That‘s a great one! 2w
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Where Dreams Begin | Lisa Kleypas
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A soft pick. Mostly I eye-rolled Holly obsessively comparing everything to her “saintly” dead husband, as it felt forced after a while. But I loved Zach, especially how he treated Rose. A solid Kleypas HEA but probably not one I‘ll revisit and definitely not close to one of my fave Kleypas (that honor goes to Devil in Winter & Devil‘s Daughter).

9.5 hrs for #20in4

Andrew65 Well done 👏 👏 👏 2w
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Okay Team #BFC2022, since I‘m super late on April‘s question, I‘ve made it super easy.

All you need to do is comment: yes or okay.

Yes that you will take on my challenge to become aware of the situations when you apologize. That‘s it. Just become aware.

Then, if you want to take the next step, think about why you are apologizing.

And never apologize for taking up space. You are beautiful and worthy and you deserve to take up space. 💜

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BarkingMadRun Yes yes yes! I tell my daughter this all.the.time. Sorry is rarely needed and all too often uttered! Unless if you‘ve deliberately done something to hurt someone, there is no need for an apology! ::stepping off my soapbox:: 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yes!! ❤️❤️ 2w
Susanita Yes 2w
TK-421 Yes! ❤️ 2w
britt_brooke Yes 🥰 2w
PageShifter Yes 💞✌️ 2w
wanderinglynn @BarkingMadRun I feel the same way. Over apologizing waters down the sentiment. 2w
Bookwormjillk Yes! (I constantly drive myself crazy by starting emails with “sorry”) 2w
julesG Yes @BarkingMadRun Hear! Hear! It's no secret, I'm German, so I had to learn to over-apologise when in an English speaking country. Often I feel like I'm much too rude/blunt, but as Lynn said, you don't need to apologise for taking up space. 2w
AbigailJaneBlog This is the best challenge, Lynn. I can't wait to really think about this one. Also, I hope you're doing well 🧡 2w
wanderinglynn @AbigailJaneBlog I‘m glad you like the challenge. This is something I‘ve thought a lot about over the last few years. It always hurts when I hear women apologizing for taking up space or even existing. 2w
IndoorDame Yes! 👆🏼 love this challenge! Thank you! 💜 2w
bthegood Yes, and I read somewhere that rather than I'm sorry start thinking “thank you“ - when appropriate - so we don't apologize for everything - for example rather than I'm sorry I'm late - thank you for waiting - 🌞 2w
CoffeeNBooks Yes! 🙂 2w
wanderinglynn @bthegood great advice! 🙌🏻 2w
CoffeeNBooks @bthegood I agree! Great idea! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Yes!! A great challenge and it really is something to think about and become aware of. 💕 2w
Andrew65 Totally a yes for me, I need to take this on. 2w
Laughterhp I try to do this all the time! I try to be very aware of it in my day to day work life. 2w
Lynnsoprano Great question! Yes, I definitely need to be aware of this. 2w
julieclair Yes! Good challenge. I like the idea of focusing on why I feel the need to apologize, and whether a "thank you", as @bthegood suggests, might be more appropriate. 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yes! @bthegood @julieclair I recently made this change at work. I am a team of 1 doing corporate & group sales for 3 hotels. It might take a few days to get rate quotes, book large groups, etc. "Sorry for the delay" is now "Thanks for your patience" in my emails. I now need to apply this to the physical world. 2w
julieclair @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick What a smart change! “Thanks for your patience” is so much more positive! 👍 2w
Julsmarshall Yes! And @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I feel for you! I work in the hospitality industry too and it is tough right now. Hang in there! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! Like @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick & @bthegood I've been working on saying thanks instead of sorry... it's more positive for myself and for the person I'm addressing, making them part of the solution instead of me as part of the problem!! It also makes the times that I really DO need to say sorry feel more meaningful. 2w
Allylu Yes, I need to think about this more and pass this on to my daughter. 2w
Bookgoil Yes I‘m always doing this and my husband calls me out on it which helps but I need to change my mindset more. 2w
NovelGirl82 Yes! I definitely need to practice this more, especially in my work life. I apologize way too much for things that are out of my control or that don‘t even have anything to do with my department. I need to learn how to just say “I‘ll pass that on to the appropriate leader” or “I‘ll see if there is something that can be done about that” without an apology prefacing it. (edited) 2w
Read4life Yes. I just had this conversation with a friend last weekend as it pertains to our daughters‘ (teens) friendships. 2w
KathyWheeler Yes. This has actually been my goal for the year because I pretty much apologize for existing. 2w
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler 💜 please never apologize for existing. You are beautiful and worthy. 2w
Jerdencon Yes - so true! 2w
mcipher Oh I love this!! I am an “apologize if someone ELSE bumps into ME” person. 🤦‍♀️ Step one: I am working on taking “sorry for the delay” out of my work emails after reading an article that really got me thinking about the culture around that. 2w
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I‘m working on it! 2w
wanderinglynn @Jerdencon 🙌🏻 @mcipher maybe try what @bthegood suggested above. Change it to thank you — from “sorry for the delay” to “thank you for waiting.” Thank you is a positive to the receiver and you. 2w
bthegood @NovelGirl82 - I love what you do - just taking the sorry out - if it wasn't my fault I need not apologize - thank you for that suggestion, I will add that to my daily life. (edited) 2w
BookishBelle Yes! Great challenge! 2w
5280reader Yes! I want to be more aware and cognizant of this! 2w
Jennifer3 Yes! I totally do this, especially at work! 1w
wanderinglynn @Jennifer3 I‘ve been following the above advice and saying “thank you” instead of I‘m sorry. I just did this and said “thank you for clarifying” instead of “I‘m sorry for misunderstanding.” 1w
Jennifer3 @wanderinglynn What a great job and better response! It‘s amazing how so many of us apologize when it isn‘t our fault - because there isn‘t something to be sorry for! (edited) 1w
MoonWitch94 Yes! I‘m behind on this but Yes Yes Yes! 4d
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Winners | Donna Ball
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Our 1st Quarter #BFC2022 winner is @5280reader 🎉

And I decided to do a second drawing for those BFCers who earned all 9 entry points—Jan, Feb, Mar goal post, update post, & answered all 3 mid month questions. @julesG was the name drawn from that group! 🎉

Jen & Jules, please send your mailing addresses to lynn@wanderinglynn.com

Remember, there will be another drawing in July for all second quarter entries!

BarkingMadRun Congrats!! 🎊🎉 2w
julesG Congratulations @5280reader!! And, wow, thank you, Lynn! 2w
bthegood Congrats @5280reader and @julesG and thx for hosting @wanderinglynn 🌞 2w
5280reader Woohoo! Thanks for this @wanderinglynn! And congrats to @julesG as well! I was practicing a 3 day yoga wellness retreat and just got back on Litsy to see this! 2w
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Team #BFC2022 - welcome to May!

I had a lot of Life Happenings in April & fell behind & did not announce the Q1 winner nor post April‘s mid month question. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Those posts are forthcoming! 🎉

All goal & update posts for April, May, & June will go to the Q2 drawing.

New to #BFC2022? It‘s never too late to join! Find out more on my original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2334973 Then tag me in your goal post.

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BarkingMadRun I read 10 books this month but I did not meet the April Apple Watch goal, because it was insane. My goal for May will be to workout every day, whatever that may look like each day. Plus reading 11 books, since I‘ve read 10 the last couple months! (edited) 2w
wanderinglynn @BarkingMadRun 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Way to go! (I didn‘t meet the April Apple Watch goal either.) Greats goal for May! 🙌🏻 2w
Roary47 I didn‘t do great in April. For May I‘m going to meet my stepping goals each day, log what I‘m eating, and clean my face at least twice a week. I‘m going to try to find an app that will help me actually meet my yoga goal I‘ve been trying to meet. 2w
wanderinglynn @Roary47 I didn‘t do great in April either! 💜 great goals for May! 🙌🏻 2w
julesG Thanks for organising this, Lynn. 😘😘😘 I'll post my update and goals for May in a moment. 2w
CoffeeNBooks I did pretty well with my April goals leading up to my surgery, and I'm glad I did because I think that's partly why I was able to come home from the hospital a little early. My goal for May is to recover from surgery so I can get back to exercising. 2w
wanderinglynn @CoffeeNBooks I‘m so glad you‘re home and everything went well. Sending you lots of healing energy and positive vibes for a smooth & quick recovery. 💜 2w
Lynnsoprano I didn‘t post a goal last month, since I‘d caught a miserable cold that drug on. But I managed to meet my Apple Watch monthly challenge of days exercising for at least 30 minutes, and I am happy about that. 2w
wanderinglynn @Lynnsoprano 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Way to go! 2w
Allylu It's May already! I'm down 58 lbs. as of my last weigh-in and I'm trying to stop losing now. It may take a few weeks. I'm on Phase II of the Ideal Protein protocol and just adding in “real“ food substitutions for Ideal Protein packets. It's a lot of food to eat! Anyway, things are going well. As far as books, I will continue to try to read at least 12 books per month. I'm on track so far for my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 130 books this year. 2w
TheAromaofBooks April was a total bust, but May is a new start!! 😂 2w
NovelGirl82 April wasn‘t a great month for me. I didn‘t keep up with my workouts like I would have liked, but starting over fresh in May! Goal is to workout at least 4 days/wk and read “something” every day. I‘m not going to hold myself to how much I‘m going to read because my work is crazy right now and I‘m not sure how much I‘m going to be able to keep up with. 2w
Moonprismpower I bought a treadmill! So now I have no reason not to meet my step goal! 2w
wanderinglynn @Allylu 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2w
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks life happens! The important thing is to keep trying. 💜 2w
wanderinglynn @NovelGirl82 Life happens. Sometimes life happens a lot. You‘ve got some great goals for May! 🙌🏻 2w
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#thoughtfulthursday

🌼 tagged

🎍I love to visit gardens but sadly I do not have that talent.

🌞 I love to read outside. But I have to be careful because I burn easily.

🍋 lemonade

Thanks for the tag Danielle! 💜 Have you played? @TheSpineView @Texreader @DebinHawaii

KathyWheeler My only gardening talent is my ability to kill any plant that crosses my path. 😞 2w
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler same! I can kill even the so-called “unkillable” plants. 😆 2w
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Me too! The minute someone gives me a plant and says, “This is unkillable,” I know I may have it for only a short time. 2w
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DebinHawaii Thanks for the tag! Lemonade is my favorite too! 🍋💛 2w
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 🥰 2w
jspoelker I do live to read both inside and out… yr round. I use blankets when necessary! I love to care for cherry tomatoes in the spring/summer. You will find me Sipping lime seltzer or ice tea. 2w
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My May #bookspin (nos. 1-25) & #roll100 list

I‘m slowly chipping away at my TBR bookcase! Only 169 to go (not counting all the books I just bought in San Fran 😆) to get my bookcase to under 20.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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#20in4 hosted by the awesome @Andrew65 starts Friday! 🎉

I‘m taking Monday off, so this is perfect timing. My goal is to read at least 20 hrs and try to finish my April #bookspin (tagged), On Writing, & Introducing Garrett, P.I.

Andrew65 Good luck, hope you enjoy it. 3w
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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#wondrouswednesday on Thursday

I thought I posted this yesterday but 🤷🏼‍♀️

1. Fantasy

2. All the friendships I‘ve made.

3. I can‘t wait to dive into the tagged. I‘ve been saving it for the weekend so I have uninterrupted reading time.

Who else hasn‘t played? Consider yourself tagged.

Eggs You always have fascinating book titles! 3w
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Wow! I wasn‘t sure what to expect + I was a bit hesitant because of its size (656 pages) as I feared there‘d be a lot of filler. But this is an immersive, dark, sweeping epic fantasy where not one page is wasted. What I liked best was the grayness of the story—who is a villain, who is a hero, who is a monster? I was constantly questioning the characters‘ motivations. I can‘t wait to see where Moro takes this trilogy.

#almostachunkster #ARC

wanderinglynn Thanks to Flatiron Books for providing me this ARC. 3w
wanderinglynn @KatieDid927 I really enjoyed it! 3w
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! I‘m definitely intrigued by this one. 3w
TracyReadsBooks This is high on my “I want to read right now” list. Super excited to see you really liked it! 3w
wanderinglynn @TracyReadsBooks I didn‘t know really what to expect. But it kept me turning pages! I‘m interested to see where Miro takes this story. 3w
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I received this book and lovely bookmark from Amazon. But there was no name of who sent it.

Thank you to whomever gifted it to me! 💜

tpixie How sweet! 3w
wanderinglynn @tpixie so sweet! I just wish I knew who to thank. 3w
Chrissyreadit That is a lovely surprise! 3w
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit yes it was! I just wish I knew who to thank. 3w
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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Mixed feelings because Alexis. On the one hand, I get it. On the other, I‘m like girl you are 38 years old. Seriously.

I can‘t say any more without spoilers.

I‘m also undecided about the quasi-magical realism bits. But ultimately a pick because Abby Jimenez writes a good story. So many lines cracked me up or made me tear up. Plus, lots of TPB references & there were links to the first 3 books. 😀💜

TW: abuse (psychological & physical)

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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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One week until #WyrdAndWonder begins! My countdown post this week shares my Wyrd And Wonder TBR. The tagged is one of them. Any guesses on the other 8?

Find all 9 titles of my Wyrd And Wonder TBR on my blog: http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/20/countdown-1-my-wyrd-wonder-tbr/

BookHoarder32 The owlcrate version of gallant? 3w
wanderinglynn @BookHoarder32 good guess, but no. There is an OwlCrate book version on the list but not Gallant. 3w
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Lisa! You are too sweet! Thank you so much my friend. What a wonderful surprise. 💜😘💜🙏🏻

TheSpineView You're welcome! 😊😘📚 2w
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Welcome back #thoughtfulthursday 🎉

1. Tagged (ARC), Night Soldiers (paperback) + Part of Your World (audio)

2. Not really except I‘m more likely to read outside on warm days 🌞

3. All the trees with their green buds & baby leaves. I love the fresh green of spring! 💚

Thanks for the tag @KatieDid927 & @TheSpineView 💜😘💜

KatieDid927 Oo def curious to read your thoughts on the tagged book! 4w
Susanita Hooray for reading outside! 3w
TheSpineView You're welcome! 3w
MoonWitch94 THANK YOU! It‘s good to be back ☺️ 3w
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#wondrouswednesday

1. I have enjoyed book clubs before but I‘m not currently a member of one. I prefer in-person. I like the idea of buddy reads but I‘m terrible at them! 😆

2. I like broader themes since I‘m a mood reader. Like the theme for #WyrdAndWonder this year is forest fantasy.

3. The tagged (ARC), Night Soldiers (paperback), Part of Your World (audio), What You Wish For (library)

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗 4w
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My favorite fast food restaurant always has good advice on their sign.

RamsFan1963 I looooove Pal's!! I miss them, none here in West Virginia 4w
wanderinglynn @RamsFan1963 you‘ve got to come back to East TN! Pal‘s is slowly growing—this one is in Jefferson City (east of Knoxville). 4w
RamsFan1963 @wanderinglynn Working retail, with 30 minute lunch breaks, Pal's was the place to go. They take their sudden service motto very seriously. 4w
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Deadpool: Flashbacks | Marvel Comics
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#two4tuesday

1. Yes! I love anti-heroes

2. My fave, from the comic book world, Deadpool. Other faves include Scarlet O‘Hara (Gone With the Wind), Geralt (The Witcher Saga series), Tyler Durden (Fight Club), & Snape (HP). And Brent Weeks‘s Night Angel series is on my TBR.

aa_guer2021 How did I forget about Snape?! ❤️? Ϟ ❾¾ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ 4w
wanderinglynn @aa_guer2021 awesome HP emojis! ❤️ 4w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4w
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Dragon Snape 🐍 💚🐉 4w
bthegood I chose Deadpool also🙂 4w
aa_guer2021 @wanderinglynn someone gave me the knowledge so I pass it on. Copy the emoji‘s and then save them in your phone under a specific shortcut (I use hp) so they pop up 😉 4w
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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Happy pub day! 🎉 I forget that I had pre-ordered this & was happily surprised when I got the notification that it was available.

Can‘t wait to start this one as I‘ve loved her other books.

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In this week‘s countdown to #WyrdAndWonder, I share my Top 5 Fantasy Subgenre Reads.

http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/18/countdown-2-top-5-fantasy-subgenre-reads/

What are some of your fave fantasy subgenres?

Nessavamusic I love all fantasy, but I read Urban Fantasy & Fantasy Romance the most. 4w
wanderinglynn @Nessavamusic urban fantasy is my fave too. 4w
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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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The fabulous @KateReadsYA is hosting a #bookgiveaway. 🎉

Head over to her post for the details.

KateReadsYA Thanks for sharing 🥰 1mo
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Super excited to dive into this ARC!

Plus I love that the letter came in a wax sealed envelope. Such a great detail!

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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“All right, here goes nothing.”

That #firstline pretty much sums up most of my life. 😆

#firstlinefriday

Branwen 😂🤣 1mo
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Clearly, Larson throughly researched this book. He provides a clear contrast between the last years of the 19th century, the world‘s fair, and this serial killer.

Overall, not my cup of tea as I did think it got bogged down with details at times. But worth reading.

#bookspin

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I started this one physically but it was very detail heavy. I shifted to this on audio and it felt less clunky. 1mo
MicrobeMom @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I agree 100%. I think this his best book. 1mo
wanderinglynn @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick it is very detail heavy. I ended up skimming those sections. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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I‘m counting down to the start of #WyrdAndWonder and this week‘s post includes my Top 5 Forest Fantasy Reads + my forest fantasy TBR.

http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/14/countdown-3-top-5-forest-fantasy-reads/

What forest fantasy books have you read or are on your list?

imyril Ooooooh excellent choices! 1mo
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wanderinglynn @AllDebooks 👍🏻 it‘s so good!!! 1mo
AllDebooks I have The book of lost things too and read A monster calls, which is fantastic, made me cry 1mo
WJCintron A Monster Calls is a great book, but the movie is AMAZING! They changed some stuff, but it made me cry a LOT. The book didn't made me cry, though. Hope you like it. I LOVE Patrick Ness and he is SO NICE in social media. Have a great week!
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wanderinglynn @WJCintron I haven‘t seen the movie. I loved the book. 4w
WJCintron @wanderinglynn Awesome!! If you want to watch it, you need to prepare for it. You'll need some tissues. My son and I cried non-stop!! Patrick Ness wrote the script! 4w
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#two4tuesday

1. Of course! 😆 which is why I put myself on a book buying ban that I just majorly broke!

2. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘ve had some of these books decades.

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

RaeLovesToRead Ahh yes, book buying bans. I need to find a way of sticking to them... there's always an excuse though! "It's limited edition", "It's got sprayed edges" and "there are worse vices to have" being a few ? 1mo
TheSpineView I'm in agreement with @RaeLovesToRead there are worse vices! Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 1mo
BethM My justification: well a kindle book isn‘t a physical book taking up space soooooo ……😂 1mo
wanderinglynn @RaeLovesToRead I made it 3 months. I consider that a win. 1mo
wanderinglynn @BethM that‘s an excellent justification! In my case, it‘s physical books and they‘re taking up an entire bookcase + some. 😆 1mo
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Green Apple Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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“This is a book-shop.”

Another sign on Green Apple Books‘s window. 💜

PageShifter I love their signs! 1mo
muscogulus What‘s with the UK spelling “armoUry”? San Francisco is a long way from e.g. Bristol. 1mo
wanderinglynn @muscogulus maybe whoever originally wrote it was British. 1mo
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This sign was on Green Apple Books‘s window. 💜

AmyG That‘s perfect. 1mo
TheSpineView 💜 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Ahhh I love Literati! The bookstore where the public typewriter sits 😍😍😍 1mo
PageShifter I love this 💞 1mo
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#awesomeapril #readathon hosted by the amazing @Andrew65 starts Saturday! 🎉

I‘ll be flying to DC on Saturday, so a great time to get some good reading done since I will have a busy week. My goal is to finish my #bookspin & #doublespin books.

Morr_Books I miss DC soooo much! Wish I was going. Safe travels! ✈️ 1mo
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The countdown to #WyrdAndWonder 2022 is on! I‘ve participated the last couple of years and it is super fun. Low key—read as much or as little as you want.

I‘ve already started the countdown with some fun fantasy posts: http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/03/countdown-4-top-5-stand-alone-fantasy-reads/

See @imyril – one of the awesome #WyrdAndWonder hosts – for more details and the sign-up.

imyril Loving your countdown posts! 1mo
jen_the_scribe How exciting! I just signed up 😁 1mo
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Hidden | Laura Griffin
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Panpan

This was marketed as romantic suspense. I felt neither romance nor suspense. There was potential but it wasn‘t fleshed out. I liked the introduction of both the main characters but then there was no development. I felt no sparks between the two and the “romantic” scenes were boring. So was the mystery. Bored. But it was a fast read and it‘s off my TBR!

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#wondrouswednesday

1. Tulips 🌷

2. Fantasy

3. Friendship is a million little things.

Eggs #3 so true💜 1mo
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Green Apple Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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SanFran #bookhaul 2/2. After The Booksmith, I headed over Green Apple Books, which has new and used books.

I am in bookstore paradise!

TheBookHippie Booksmith moved right? 1mo
Kayla.Adriena OOoOooo Nanette! 1mo
wanderinglynn @TheBookHippie no idea. Where was it before? It‘s on Haight Ashbury now. 1mo
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wanderinglynn @Kayla.Adriena yes! I‘ve been dying to read it since she announced it. It just came out not too long ago. It‘s her memoir, how she got to Nanette. 1mo
TheBookHippie @wanderinglynn it was there before too - but they moved down the street or that was the plans 🙂. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Yay! 1mo
JamieArc I‘ve been eyeing the Wanderers book for a while now. Perhaps I need to give in and just get it! 1mo
BiblioLitten I‘m really looking forward to to reading Nanette 1mo
wanderinglynn @JamieArc I saw it in 2 other bookstores before I finally picked it up at Green Apple Books. 😆 1mo
wanderinglynn @TheBookHippie their new space is nice. 1mo
squirrelbrain Great haul! Do you have a large suitcase to take it all back with you? 1mo
wanderinglynn @squirrelbrain yes. I also may ship some of it to myself. 1mo
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The Booksmith | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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Today‘s SanFran #bookhaul 1/2. First I headed up Haight Ashbury and hit The Booksmith. And of course, had to also get a tote bag. Cute store that also has a nice small section of puzzles & other games.

Leftcoastzen Nice tote ! 1mo
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen I can‘t resist a bookstore tote. 1mo
Lucy_Anywhere Your posts are making me miss bookshops so much! I can‘t wait until I get back to the UK in the summer 1mo
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere it has been a long 2 years! 1mo
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Hidden | Laura Griffin
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At a neat little cafe called The Grind on historic Haight Street. Next stop, Adobe Books and then Green Apple Books. Followed by a late lunch with a law school friend at Tommy‘s Joynt.

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Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
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#two4tuesday

1. The tagged kept me entertained for a couple of hours of a long flight. That was the best thing about it.

2. I will likely never read the sequel. And one already exists – it‘s about the opium drug business.

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Borderlands Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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Next I walked up to the Mission District and went to Dog Eared Books (but wasn‘t feeling it). Half a block down is Borderlands Books, which is my new fave bookstore because it‘s all SciFi, fantasy, & horror. Plus it just feels like what a bookstore should be. I would‘ve gotten more but jet lag is catching up with some. So I plan to go back before I leave on Saturday.

Leftcoastzen Great store . 1mo
MrsHood That‘s where they have the sword and laser book club I think! It‘s a great book podcast too. Check it out! 1mo
5feet.of.fury That‘s so cool! 1mo
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Zuhkeeyah A whole bookstore for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror?? That‘s so cool! 1mo
wanderinglynn @Zuhkeeyah I wanted to move in. It really is an awesome bookstore. 1mo
wanderinglynn @Mrshood113 thanks! I‘ll check it out ☺️ 1mo
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City Lights Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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I visited 3 out of the 7 bookstores on my San Fran list this afternoon. Starting with City Lights Books where I got this haul.

What book buying ban?! 😆😆😆 In my defense, this is the first time in 2 years I‘ve been able to go into an English-language bookstore.

Leftcoastzen Nice! 1mo
bthegood 📙No defense necessary - enjoy your visit and book buying 📘 1mo
janeycanuck Everyone knows books you buy in a different time zone don‘t count for a book buying ban! 1mo
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wanderinglynn @janeycanuck great point! 😆 1mo
TracyReadsBooks Four Lost Cities is an excellent book! 1mo
wanderinglynn @TracyReadsBooks it was a blame it on Litsy buy. 😆 1mo
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Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
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Travel Book 2/5. It wasn‘t great but it was fun. I didn‘t have high expectations but it was an enjoyable, easy airplane read.

This was my #roll100 book 2

And now that I‘m in SanFran, I‘m heading to City Lights Books to break my book buying ban! 🎉

CogsOfEncouragement I did a buddy read with this book a few years ago. My friend and I enjoyed discussing it. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Yay ! Treasure in City Lights , bar next door Vesuvio is great 1mo
TheBookHippie Oh my heart! Hug San Francisco for me! 1mo
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LeahBergen Oh, lucky you! Enjoy! 1mo
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen I aim to hit a total of 6 bookstores but City Lights is on top of the list. Thanks for the tip, I‘ll have to check out the bar (edited) 1mo
squirrelbrain How lucky are you?! Enjoy! 1mo
wanderinglynn Thanks! @LeahBergen @squirrelbrain it‘s my first time back in an English-language bookstore in 2 years. 😀 1mo
Leftcoastzen Hope Green Apple is on the list ! Enjoy! 1mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent My family laughs at me because anytime someone asks who my favorite basketball player is I say Kareem Abdul-Jabar. He is a cool person! 1mo
wanderinglynn @booksellerofyourdiscontent he is certainly a versatile person! 1mo
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