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6/24/17 1:26 P

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Hello my name is Angelia. I am super excited about this group. I have recently discovered the joy and relaxation of reading. I can't wait to learn about new books from the team. Thank you

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6/19/17 3:12 P

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Welcome to the team. I just finished re-reading a childhood favorite too (A Wrinkle in Time). I read the Hardy Boys, but I don't think I ever read Nancy Drew.

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6/19/17 12:36 P

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Hello everyone! I have been a member for a while, but mostly off for a while! I am glad to be back especially now that summer reading is starting. I just finished reading a book by an author from my state of Idaho, called Idaho. It was very good, although I don't know what genre I'd put it in. It was a mystery of sorts, but a love story as well, a look into dementia... very interesting.
After that, I have picked up Charlotte's Web, childhood favorite and HP, The Goblet of Fire, which kept me occupied during a recent 4 hour flight!
Wuthering Heights is another favorite and if you can believe it, I have never read a Nancy Drew book, although I love those bed and breakfast mysteries, so I think it will be great to read an original!!

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I like that genre as well. The Popsugar (or my public library) yearly challenge helps me branch out - as does this group.

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6/13/17 3:26 P

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Normally murder/crime stories, when I was a girl I used to read old romance novels set in Spain, not sure why that changed so dramatically, hoping to try and get a balance in my choices

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Welcome! This month we're reading Wuthering Heights. Next month is The Secret of the Old Clock. What genre do you generally go for?

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6/13/17 8:51 A

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Hi, I've been with Sparkpeople for 3 weeks. I love to read just before bed, I visit the library every week but always borrow the same type of books, hoping your team will open up new interest for me.

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6/5/17 3:02 A

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Welcome to the team. I hope you'll find the monthly selections the team or the reviews some of us give of others books we've read during the month some inspiration for getting back into fiction.


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Hi. With panthers and tigers here how can we go wrong. I always have a book with me. Never leave home without one. Welcome to the team.

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Hi, I'm Naomi. I would not say I'm an avid reader, but I do like to. I'm trying to stop reading self help books and have a go at the fiction side of things again.

Hi LosingLinndy - I recognized you! I'm also part of 2 BLC teams - one as a partcipant and one as a team captain. I enjoy it.

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Welcome, Sara.

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5/30/17 2:59 P

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Welcome to the team, Sara. My library does that sometimes. I love it when they do.

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Hello everyone-I'm Sara and I love to read :) During the school year I really struggle to fit it in, (my 3 kids do an online school program so that keeps me pretty busy), but now that summer is almost here I'll have a lot more down time to read-yay! Our library has an adult summer reading program that starts in a couple weeks, and I have a goal to read at least one book a week, so I can put an entry in the prize box every week, (one book=one entry).

I have pretty eclectic reading tastes and like just about everything-mysteries, thrillers, horror, romance, book club, adventure, fantasy, PNR/UF etc etc.

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Karen, I don't watch TV either. I prefer to read.

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5/5/17 3:17 A

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I'm always amazed when people say they wish they had tome to read and then find out that they watch a lot of tv. Certainly there are people who honestly don' have much time to read (I know when I was going to school the only time I had was on the train on the way in or on the way home and mostly I was too tired to take much in). Choices. And like you, I would usually rather read than watch tv.

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5/4/17 10:25 P

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I have always loved to read. I belong to Bookbrowse and Good reads. I go to two libraries near my home. I have a huge library of my own too. I'm a nurse. I work full time at a local hospital. I have 9 children but only 3 of them live at home. I have 5 grandchildren. I am looking forward to reading with this team. People wonder how I have time to read. I think it's because I don't watch tv and you can always find time for what you love.

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5/3/17 1:59 P

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Welcome to the team, Linn. I think we probably aren't the most talkative group, but I like the balance we have here. I love seeing what others are reading and getting ideas for my to-read list.

We have a few reading related challenges in addition to our monthly reading selection.

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Hi. I just joined the team. I am an avid reader and have been doing my book discussions on Goodreads, but general discussions seem to be dwindling away. I don't have a lot of time to just chat but would love to talk about books and see what others are recommending.

I lead Biggest Loser and also one of the challenge teams, Black Panthers, which take much of my time when I am not reading and doing other real life stuff.

I've read some outstanding books this year and will share them as soon as I have a few minutes. I am excited to have found this team.

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Hello, Sherri. Welcome to the team.

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Hi all, my name is Sherri. I have always read a lot since I was a child. I am always looking for "books that can't be put down."

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Welcome to the team, CFREKER!

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3/8/17 1:56 P

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I love to read. I subscribe to Book of the Month, and I usually read at least 2 books a month. I have a pile of books waiting to be read, and I just can't stop adding to the list. :)

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Always good to meet another book hoarder. ;) Welcome to the team.

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Sry cant remember if i introduced myself yesterday when i joined so here i am doing it just incase lol

My name is Terri and i am 45yrs old and a total lover of books and hoarder of them also. I look forward to getting to know you all and also reading what people are suggesting to read.

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Welcome to the team, Alicia. Good luck with your goal.

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Hello Everyone my name is Alicia. I absolutely love reading. My goal is to read 100 books this year! I am already at 12 books this year. I am excited to find new books to read and have people to talk about them with.

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Welcome to the team Carolyn and Sam.

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Hello everybody!
I'm Sam from South Africa, and I'm happy to have found this bookclub.
Looking forward to discovering some lovely new book suggestions. emoticon

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I've been a member of SparkPeople since I retired in 2008. For the past few years I've mostly participated on only one team and recently decided I want to branch out some. I love to read, mostly fantasy, mystery and young adult books but some science fiction and other genre's too. I'm a retired high school teacher and started reading young adult books when I was still teaching so I could discuss them with my students. I'm a big Harry Potter fan and still re-read that series from time to time. I love audio books because I can listen while I'm working around the house or when I exercise. I usually have one audio book I'm listening to and another on my eReader. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of the people on this team and participating in book discussions. For now I'll just take some time to look around. Feel free to drop by my Spark page and say "Hello."

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Welcome to the team. Being able to jump in when you have a chance rather than meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (or whatever real world schedule there happens to be) is great for me also.

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Hello everyone!!

I am 27 and so excited to see a book club on spark people! I have been wanting to join a book club for a long time but due to a crazy work schedule I can never find time to sit down with a group

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Welcome to the team, Taylor.

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Hey everyone! I just joined SparkPeople (and this team) today. =) This group seemed like a good way to branch out and read things I might not have otherwise picked up. I am looking forward to joining you.

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Welcome to the team, Karin and Emma.

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My name is Karin. I like to read. I am so excited to be part of this group.

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Hi all.

I'm Emma. I am a New Zealander but live in Australia for now.

I am new to Spark People, and to book clubs. I am a huge reader and audiobook listener but have never been a member of a book club because my tastes are quite specific and I've never found a group that suits. My absolute favourite genre is fantasy (but I don't like sci-fi or dystopian stuff), and I like to mix it up with a massive historical epic every now and then.

I have joined this team to broaden my horizons!

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Thanks Cheryl... I may just do that....btw, I live in NH.

"After all what is a dream if you can't live it"...............

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Welcome to the team, Jayne. I am also from New England (MA). We're reading A Cold Dish this month. In our Monthly Reads section, we have voting going on for February if you'd like to jump in.

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Hi my name is Jayne and I live in New England with my husband and we have an adult son and all of us are avid readers. I used to belong to a book club and loved it. I truly miss the interaction and discussion....very happy to be here...

"After all what is a dream if you can't live it"...............

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Welcome to the team, Rose!

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Hello Rose! Welcome to A Book Club! I hope you jump right in and join us in one of our book discussion's soon. It sounds like your life is certainly busy! It's always a bonus to be able to fit in a good book here and there. It must be nice to live in Australia right now. Your summer is just beginning, while up north our winter is just about to start. Happy reading!

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Hi Everyone. My name is Rose. I live in South Australia with my partner and our two soccer mad boys. When time permits I love to read. Lately I have been reading regularly and always look forward to our very hot summers when keeping cool is a priority and reading is the best pastime.

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haha :) love it emoticon

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two wolfs. One of the wolfs is mean and evil. The other wolf is good. The mean wolf fights the good wolf all the time. When asked which wolf wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most." -George Bernard Shaw
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Welcome to the team. I was just looking at your page. I figure I am potential zombie fodder during the apocalypse so getting to know a potential zombie expert would be a plus for me. ;)

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Hi guys,
I'm Brenda but go by Star. I'm new to the group just joined. I'm 34 and a mom of 3 teens 1 girl and 2 boys, and I look forward to getting to know everyone and maybe making a few friends.

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two wolfs. One of the wolfs is mean and evil. The other wolf is good. The mean wolf fights the good wolf all the time. When asked which wolf wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most." -George Bernard Shaw
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Cheryl now that's a big move I can't image moving out of the country

I'm making it one day at a time
TENACITY is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!

The key is to keep company with those who uplift you, whose presence calls forth my best....

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I live in New England. My next door neighbor moved to Arizona. The post on Facebook are quite different from what there used to be.

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Thanks for the welcome it was a change for sure

I'm making it one day at a time
TENACITY is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!

The key is to keep company with those who uplift you, whose presence calls forth my best....

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Welcome to the team, Tema. Chicago to Tucson sounds like quite a change.

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Hello all

My name is Tema and I love reading books I'm mostly reading books on history mainly African History but love all history

I'm a recent transplant from Chicago IL to Tucson AZ and I love it here.....I'm looking forward to getting to know you all more

I'm making it one day at a time
TENACITY is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!

The key is to keep company with those who uplift you, whose presence calls forth my best....

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Welcome to the team. We're taking suggestions for the September book if you would like to add to it. We'll be voting later in the month.

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Hi all, I'm a new member looking to share all things books with fellow readers. I read everything but my favourite genre is psychological thrillers.

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Welcome to the team. I'm sure my bookcases would leave people scratching their heads.

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Hello, I just joined the team! As you can tell by my SparkPeople handle I like Fantasy. I'm also a big fan of C. S. Lewis and Carl Hiaasen... good luck figuring out how those two go together!

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Welcome to the team, Sherry. One of our titles for next month is in the genre of historical fiction.

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Hello everyone!

Just joined the team. I love reading and always have.

I'm from just south of Detroit, MI. I'm a Christian single mom to three kids, 20G, 17B and 16G. I work for a surgeon full time and spend a lot of time with my family.

I read a lot of Christian fiction, historical fiction, classics, horror and some mystery.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!


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Welcome to the team, Lois_1950. Glad you found the reading switch. ;)

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Hi, Unlike most of you I am new to reading. Imagine that! Late in life.....my reading switch clicked on.....LOL. I began a year ago when my knee gave out and was hobbling around. Feeling down and out I went to library and found non-fiction adventure books. A Walk in the Woods was one of them. My reads went from people walking across America, biking across America, hiking Appalachian Trail and PCT, climbing Mt Everest, stranded alone at sea, sunken ships and Shakleton. I'm always looking for the next new read.

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Welcome to the team, Sally. I've found book clubs stretch what I would typically pick for myself. I've had a few that I never would've picked myself, that I've ended up loving.

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Hi, my name is Sally and I live in Scotland. I love reading and I'm looking forward to seeing what other people are reading too. At the moment I'm reading Joanne Harris's Runemarks. This is a fantasy story, not my usual choice but it's still engaging. I've just finished The Man who Forgot his Wife by John Farrell. That was my book club's choice for this month. Very funny but very thought provoking too.


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Welcome to the team, Becky. Thank you for being a librarian. I think that is an underrated profession and it has come to so much more than "finding a book" in this day and age.

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Welcome Becky! How wonderful to work at a library! I applied once ... when fresh out of business school ... another girl and I applied ... she got it! I went on to careers elsewhere but always wished I had gotten that job!

I agree, it's nice to talk about 'something else' ... other than food. It's always uppermost in my mind however but sometimes I feel we can talk it to death - up one side and down another - ha!

Haven't heard of the books/author you are reading ... have to check it out. take care, dj

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Hi my name is Becky. I love reading. I actually work in a library so it's kinda perfect. I love that there is a group here that doesn't concentrate totally on food. I have over 200 pounds to lose and don't need to talk about food all the time. So I like the idea of talking about books. I am currently at the end of a book that has been extremely good. It's AD 33 by Ted Dekker. The first one was really good as well. AD 30.

I like to read all sorts of things. I am just getting into James Patterson books. They have been good too.

Looking forward to conversations in this group. Thanks for being here.

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Welcome to the team, Wanda. Glad you found us.

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Hello, I am Wanda. I have been on SparkPeople several years but just found this team. Really excited to be in a book club and have ordered the May book & should have it in a couple of days.

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Welcome to the team, Mary. The audiobooks really get me through the cardio workouts. I'd be nored out of my mind without it and then I would start thinking about how much I hate doing cardio.

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Yes.....I do Audible....and follow along on the written kindle book....much more fun.

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Hi.... I am Mary. I just finished Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and starting Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I read everyday at the Fitness Center while using the elliptical. If the Book is really good....my time there FLYS BY! I am happy to have recently developed this behavior...(since Oct)
It was tough to get started but perserverance pays!

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Hello, Monic. This group is about any books - classic or not. We vote on a monthly read (this month is What She Left Behind), but we also have threads to list and review any books you read during the month. There are also a couple of reading challenges if you would like to participate in any of those.

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Hi, my name is Monic. Is this site only for classic books? Do we list all books we've read this month?

Do one more thing than you thought you could do.

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
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Double posted my welcome. Sorry.

Edited by: CDCSMITH2013 at: 4/25/2016 (20:19)
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Welcome to the team. I like to think of reading as part of my fitness. Keeps my mind active. ;)

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Welcome! I've been on Sparkpeople off and on for a while but new to this team. I'm looking forward to the May selection/discussion too! See you there soon! emoticon

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Newbie to Sparkpeople and this team saying hi! I'm an avid reader happy and a little surprised to find other readers here on SP. Looking forward to reading whatever the May selection is and hoping for some lively discussion of a good book or two.


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Welcome to the team!

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I just started back on Spark People and am joining some teams.

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Welcome to the team, DJ. I like to listen to audiobooks at the gym. I'm not a fan of the music that plays and I loathe exercising, so books make it bearable. ;)

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Aloha - I'm DJ ... an avid reader ... and knitter ... and when knitting I listen to audiobooks. These are my passions and unfortunately I'm 'sitting' most of the time which does not help my need to exercise/weight loss issues. I also am a fan of eating well (whole foods/plant-based) which DOES help - ha! I have a container veggie garden and I 'landscape' with herbs.

I've never been in a book club before so this will be fun. I order books from my local library. We live in a very small rural village on the Big Island and it's a very small library but the greatest!

I've been married 28 years and about 5 years ago got my husband interested in reading. He likes detective/suspense novels - not my fave - but I'm so glad he is reading! We are retired and now take time off in the afternoons to 'read together'. Who would have ever thought?

Looking forward to getting to know all of you ... and more books to discover! ~dj

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Welcome to the team. It's a longer month than usual, but it is still a short month. ;)

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Hi all!! One of my NY resolutions was to read a book a month. I am a terribly slow reader who easily gets distracted and reads many books and finishes few! So finding this team makes me so happy! I am almost finished with my latest but I don't know if I will finish it before tomorrow is through. And sad part is it is an extra day this year, HA!

I have several books awaiting to be read so I need to stay away from any recommendations :)

I love sending postcards! If you would like one Spark message me your address :D.


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Welcome to the team, Veronica. I find the tools on Spark to be one of the best ways to watch my over all health. If you have any questions, the community is great at helping find answers and for general support.

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Hi. My name is Veronica and I an new to the community/groups/message boards at SparkPeople. I heard about SparkPeople a long time ago, but now, I have decided to try it for real. I need to lose about 30-40 pounds and was recently diagnosed with low magnesium levels which means I need to keep track of all my minerals and vitamin levels as well. SparkPeople has the best info for that. I LOVE to read and this month's selection has been on my "to read" list for a while. Looking forward to "meeting" and interacting with all of you!

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thank you for your words which i needed to hear. i very seldomly compare myself to others but by others being "better" than me (in my eyes) is how i motivate myself to push harder in a most non-competitive way possible... no problem there, it's how i make healthy progress. i do hope i start reading for my own soul alone daily, too... thank you, again.

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Welcome to the team. Try not to compare yourself and your reading too much to others. We all have things that make life challenging and all you can do is what you can to. I'm glad you've joined our team and I hope the 30 minute challenge works well for you.

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taking a minute & introducing myself here :)
i joined this club as a motivation to return to my old state of mind which was eager to absorb the oh so many fictional and non-fictional worlds.. i used to really love reading ANYthing and buying books.. but then i got sick with schizophrenia a good 4 years ago and i was unable to THINK much less read and stay focused for longer periods of time.. since i got sick, though i am constantly working on my mind and how to strengthen it and how to make the voices go away and since the end of last last year - i am virtually down to a minimal distraction, which is only present at night-time.. i am still slow and i read one book in this time (Nikola Tesla's Biography) but i am so greatful and glad i can now focus and read through things so as a good start of the new Era for me, i picked up a really really short one today: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. You guys would probably finish it in 20 minutes, it took me an hour.. i have joined the challenge of reading for 30 minutes a day and i hope i can contribute to the challenges total sum "significantly" (in my eyes at least)..
happy reading everyone emoticon

that took longer than a minute. peace.

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Welcome to the team. I hope you're able to get back into books they way you once did.


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I'm Ursula 29, and love reading. But I haven't been reading that much the last 2 years. Better to say I haven't been reading diverse books ,I read fan-fiction and fantasy books ,the kind where there are 5-6 in series and going . I'm hoping to expand on the kind of books I read. I'm also trying to get INTO books again,the last couple of years the way I read was kinda shallow.
Also hoping to lose some weight :)

*this is my firs message board post,so I hope I'm doing it right.

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Welcome to the team BBFLEW. I'm doing NaNoWriMo too And of course 3 books I had on hold at the library (all different spots of the waiting list) all showed up Saturday and today. ;) I'm a firm believer that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to weight loss and getting in shape.


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Hi! I've lost 33lbs over the last 10 months, going the slow and steady route. Learning more about myself as I go along.

I love reading, but I haven't been doing too much this month, as I'm also participating in NaNoWriMo. :) Still, I managed to start You Make Me by Erin McCarthy on the treadmill this morning.

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Welcome to the team, Stacy!

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Hi everyone! My name is Stacy and there is nothing I love to do more than read! I spend so much of my time reading that I've pack on some pounds...which brings me here! Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised to find a team for readers!! Woohoo to that!

Currently Reading: "Silence for the Dead" by Simone St. James

Some of my favorite authors: Deanna Raybourn, Susanna Kearsley, Simone St. James, and many more!

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Welcome to the team, Madde.

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emoticon MADDE3333!!

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Hi, am glad to join the community. I love t read and am getting back into exercise and taking better care of myself.

"Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life."

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