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CARIOLA
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3/27/11 12:00 P

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Hello, everyone! I am so excited to have found this team through another member's Spark Page. So here's a little about me:

1. I am an English professor at a state university in PA. My area of expertise is English Renaissance drama (but we teach everything here, from freshman comp on up).

2. Our governor has proposed a 54% cut to funding for the state university system and our union is renegotiating our contract this year. All of which equals tons of stress for me, and I really, really wish I could retire before we get whacked with salary cuts, larger classes, and paying a higher percentage of our benefits. But I can't afford it. So I've started playing Powerball--got my fingers crossed for that jackpot!

3. I have been doing research for a historical novel which I plan to start writing over the summer.

4. I have a very large and very spoiled cat named Rafe.

5. My adult daughter lives in Nashville, and my brother and his wife retired to NH last summer. That's all the family I have.

6. I have been to London seven times, once as a student myself and twice with groups of my own students. I got to do a little travelling while there, but there is so much more that I want to see. One of my most memorable day trips was going to Penshurst, the home of Sir Philip Sidney.

8. My brother taught me to read when I was three. He was in the first grade and showed me what he learned in school every day.

9.When I was three, I could recite "The NIght Before Christmas" in its entirety.

10. Reading novels helps me to keep my sanity in the midst of reading stacks of freshman essays. I love serious historical novels (not the romance-y kind), classics, and contemporary literary novels. About a year ago I discovered Barbara Pym, who has a wonderful eye for human foibles; her novels are really clever portraits of British life in the mid-20th century. Lately I have also been reading biographies as part of my research for my novel.

10. I just rejoined a challenge group and will have to push hard to stick with it for the first month while classes are still in session, but I'm going to try my best.

Edited by: CARIOLA at: 3/27/2011 (12:13)
~Deborah

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"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." (Hamlet, 2.2.250)


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TAMLKING
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3/24/11 6:53 A

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Welcome!! Wow! A Masters in Forensic Science, that is so cool! You should be proud! Jane Austen is my favorite author, too.




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Hi everyone!

1. I'm 23 years old, just out of college (okay, I graduated last May, so almost a year out).
2. I grew up in, and went to college in, Pennsylvania, but I took a job in Maryland which will be moving to Delaware before 2011 is over.
3. I have a BA in Biochemistry and a Masters in Forensic Science, of which I'm very proud.
4. I learned to read when I was about three years old and haven't stopped since.
5. When I was younger, my "favorite" book was called "No Prize for Henry," and I made my mom read it so many times that she had to hide it because I cried every time!
6. I found this SparkTeam by searching Jane Austen, who is probably my favorite author of all time (so far).
7. I grew up surrounded by books - literally and figuratively - as well as movies and music, so I like to think my tastes are fairly diverse.
8. My family has had entire conversations composed of nothing but quotes from movies. It's kind of sad.
9. I've been on SP for about two and a half months, and in that time I've lost 23 pounds, which is the most I've ever been able to lose and keep off in the past three years or so.
10. I don't have internet in my apartment - procrastination which then became an economically beneficial choice - so I'm only able to get on here at work or on the weekends, but I'm very committed to being part of the teams I join, so you're sure to see me around!

I can probably think of 10 more things I can say, but I'll stop here. Look forward to meeting everyone!

Edited by: UCANTTAKETHESKY at: 3/17/2011 (13:59)
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FEISTYBUG
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1/26/11 3:11 P

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Welcome,Sid. Good luck trying. That's the best part, I think.
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TAMLKING
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Welcome Sid! I collect tea cups, too! I have quite a few of them, as well as several tea pots.
Glad you joined our team!



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1/25/11 9:51 P

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Hi, I"m Sid and I am glad to see how active and interesting this team is! Besides the obvious fact that I love to read, here are 10 things about me:

1. I am married very happily ever after.
2. I live in London, ON, but I am a true Torontonian at heart.
3. I lived in Japan for 6 years, which inspired me to become a serious lover of fashion (which makes me definitely out of place in London).
4. I am an English and Communications Professor.
5. I was vegan, but now I'm not.
6. I swim like a fish! Water is my heaven, my serenity, my meditation, my passion.
7. I want more time to read something other than my students' assignments.
8. I am addicted to chai tea and collecting tea cups.
9. I want to have a baby this year and am trying VERY hard to make it happen.
10. I adore red and Tiffany blue.

Fall seven times.
Get up eight.
~ Japanese Proverb

My name is Cleito. Gambate is Japanese for FIGHT! DO YOUR BEST! GO FOR IT!


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PRINCESSPETER
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1/20/11 12:42 P

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10 things:

1. My first and only job I worked in a bookstore for almost nine years before becoming a stay at home mom. Although most of those years were spent working in the cafe.

2. I love music. I can play 10 instruments.(some better than others)

3. I have a two year old son that I absolutely adore. We went through fertility treatments to have him and are currently a year into trying to have our second child with no plans for seeking treatment.

4. I love to write and have ideas and dreams about it all the time. I get too wrapped up in it to let myself start. I only have time to write at night and I wouldn't get any sleep.

5. I love to sing and dance but won't do either in front of anyone but my son.

6. I love video games and computer games but spend little time doing either. (Probably a good thing, right? ;-) )

7. My Dad passed away in March of 2007 from ALS. Things in my family have changed immensely since then.

8. My sister had extensive precancerous cells that had to be surgically removed and she's no longer able to have children. I've offered to surrogate for her and her fiance when/if they decide they want to have a kid.

9. I've been stuck reading "brain candy" books as an easy escape for almost three years now. I'd really like to get back into reading books with more mental nutrients, if that makes sense.

10. Due to lack of space and boxes, I recently bought a Nook, which I wasn't sure at first that I would like but now I adore it. I do miss the feel and smell of the pages of a book, and I'll still buy physical copies of my favorites, but I love being able to carry so many books with me wherever I go.

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10 things about me....

1. I was born in Vermont (United States) but I am currently living in Tokyo, Japan which is almost half the world away from old home.

2. I know what it is like to be illiterate and therefore have a vast sympathy for people who can't read.

3. A week after we started dating my husband introduced me to his sister who was 9 months pregnant. My niece will be turning 16 soon and therefore is a visual representation of how long our relationship has lasted.

4. My husband does all the cooking and food shopping but I do all the laundry.

5.When I was young I created personalities, back stories and genders for all the numbers from 1-10. For example 1 is a thin, shy guy while 8 is a sexy blond bombshell who 7 has a big crush on. 9 is a grouchy old man who yells at people to get off his lawn.

6.I like putting my bed against a window and leaving it open during rainstorms so my face gets a little damp but I'm still warm and dry under the covers.

7. The most famous person I have met in person was the guy who played drums in Aerosmith but I can't remember his name and I didn't know who he was when I met him.

8. I prefer red wine to white even though it stains my teeth purple.

9. I am trying to quit drinking coffee as well as losing weight.

10. I avoid discussing religion and politics because its way too touchy a subject but I like listening to people who have strong beliefs even when I don't agree with them.



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FEISTYBUG
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1/10/11 1:45 P

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Ten things @ me:
1. I just got married Saturday. It was black with white polka-dots perfection!
2. I have been telling whoppers since I was a toddler. It didn't take me long to figure out that telling them got me spanked, while writing them down turned me into a "fiction writer."
3. I have 2 grown sons and a grown step-son, 2 dogs, 2 cats,a fish (at work) and a brand-new, squeaky-clean husband! (Still has the tags on him.)
4. I volunteer for all sorts of animal-related and poverty-related charities, like Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army,the homeless shelter, and spay and neuter clinics.
5. I remember as a junior high newbie, standing in the aisles of the biggest library I had ever seen and crying out loud, saying,"I'll never live long enough to read them all! I have tried, tho.
6. I attend a Unitarian church, and self-identify as a "Bible-thumping atheist." My minister says I am the most "religious" person he knows, meaning I love the questions, and care about answers filled with love, joy, and justice. I do, but I think he's whacked.
7. I have had a dozen jobs, and spent 20 years in the Navy. I think of it as research for my stories.
8. I am writing a novel based on a real dream in which my ex-husband is killed by his new wife, and his funeral is interrupted by a hurricane in Florida where we all really lived until about 8 years ago.
9. I grew up in Oklahoma City (Dallas-lite)and jumped out of there at 19 hoping never to return.
10. I returned to Oklahoma 6 years ago, and I have a great job, a new husband and a 1919 house, so I am not going anywhere anytime soon.

Edited by: FEISTYBUG at: 1/10/2011 (13:48)
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TAMLKING
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Welcome to our newest members! I, too, love the 10 things because I think it gives us an opportunity to get to know each other better.
So glad you've joined us!



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1/9/11 8:26 A

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Welcome to our team ladies! I love the 10 things too because I learn so much from you. We have such a diverse group and that makes for exciting times! Let us know how we can support you!
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Hi ladies! I love reading about all of your 10 things...much better way to really introduce ourselves. Here I go:

1. I grew up in Michigan.
2. I currently live in Toronto.
3. I work for a major book publisher.
4. I will have been married for 10 years in November this year.
5. I have a sweet & silly 2.5 year old boy.
6. I have a BA in English with a double minor in Music and Sociology.
7. I love to watch GLEE.
8. I'm crazy for my new Cuisinart single cup coffee brewer (thank you Santa!).
9. I've never been on a cruise, but really want to try it.
10. My least favourite book is Great Expectations (shocker, I know).


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1/4/11 10:07 A

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1. I am 24, married, and mother to a beautiful little girl.
2. I love to read everything I can get my hands on.
3. I just started "Pride and Prejudice" and am feeling I am not as smart as I once believed.
4. I started SP last January, lost 30 lbs, quit, and gained it all back, so I am here for another try.
5. I like to garden and am going to give growing herbs a shot this year.
6. I love log cabins and am saving up to build my own.
7. This year I am trying to be more "green" starting with using natural cleaning products.
8. I am a yard sale and auction addict.
9. I love dark chocolate, esp. Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt! (Yum!)
10. I am a christian and try to live my life according to God's will...(Thank God for grace, because I slip up a lot!)

" Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible."
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For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
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Welcome Smalkin and Ladylaran to our group! We welcome your input and hope you'll find acceptance, understanding, encouragement and intellect here. None of us are stupid, we just sometimes make stupid mistakes.
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1. I was reading before the age of four thanks to a priceless gift from my mother - her time and lessons.

2. I was telling myself stories of my own making when I was six on up to help put myself to sleep.

3. I adore literature and if I hadn't been stupid and dropped out before finishing my bachelor's, I would've gone on to get my masters in the literature before Shakespeare.

4. I can't stand most Victorian era literature and quite a bit of the older American lit lol

5. I lost my grandmother to heart disease about five years ago and am terrified to walk in her path.

6. I hate cameras and mirrors.

7. My dream is to be a published author, has been since middle school.

8. I want children but have none, so my cat pretty much is my baby.

9. I have Fibromyalgia and am struggling every day just to move without bawling.

10. I'm an anime junkie! lol

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. -- Helen Keller


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SMALKIN
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1/3/11 9:09 P

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Hi everyone! Here's my 10.

1) My name is Sarah
2) I'm 21 years old
3) I'm an English major
4) I love cats!
5) I've been a vegetarian for almost 7 years now
6) I follow snowboarding, skateboarding, and speed-skating (but I don't do any of them)
7) I'm very clumsy!
8) I'm not outdoorsy, but I want to be
9) I have a secret love for trashy reality TV shows
10) I've seen the movie "Grease" over 100 times

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Welcome to our group JET150! We are happy to have you! We'll have our goals up soon and would welcome input. Let us know how we can help!


"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."
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Hello all. Here's my 10.
1) I'm hoping to retire in the next few years, depending largely on what our somewhat insane governor-elect does to we "privileged" state employees.
2) When I retire I will sew all my fabric, read all my books, and exercise constantly.
3) I've been married almost 35 years and have two grown sons, no grandkids yet.
4) Going to the library was my favorite thing as a child.
5) Along with owning too many books, I have maxed out my husband's and my library cards with hold requests.
6) I am no longer practicing the faith of my youth due to its political bent, but I am definitely a person of faith.
7) We have always owned only one car. I bike or walk to work unless the weather is horrid.
8) I love to make homemade jams, pickles, pies.
9) When I retire I would like to either work or volunteer at the library.
10) I'm very glad I found you all!

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Welcome to our group!

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."
-- Victor Hugo


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OK, here goes -- I hope I can come up with 10 things about myself:

1. I'm passionate about reading!

2. I'm a "wannabe" writer, hoping someday to be published.

3. I'm a wife, married 29 years to Bob.

4. Between the two of us, we have 3 children (2 sons and a daughter).

5. I have 4 grandchildren.

6. I have a great-granddaughter, just turned 2.

7. I'm originally from TN, but now live in OR.

8. I'm a retired legal secretary now enjoying lots of things.

9. I'm a mentor mom for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) (www.mops.org).

10. I'm determined to lose weight!

There's more but that's 10. More later!


Sherrey aka Grits46

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Hi everyone! Not sure there are actually ten interesting things about me but I'll list the 10 I thought of...

1.I have lost 37 pounds since joining SP.

2. Books are a passion and I love my Kindle too!

3. I adopted an African pygmy hedgehog this summer. Her name is Zoey and she brings smiles to me every day.

4. I have four fabulous children: a labor and delivery nurse, an investment associate, an actress and a musician.

5. I have two terrific grandchildren, one fifth grader and the other a first grader.

6. I am a teacher by vocation and avocation. I teach ESL to elementary children, and am an adjunct professor at a local university.

7. I am starting a yoga class on Monday and am looking forward to it.

8. NCIS is my favorite television show.

9. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

10. I love to travel.

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."
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1. My first thought when I read this was oh my gosh do I even know 10 things about me? LOL
2. I love to read books but don't always choose wisely.
3. I happen to love my Kindle. I travel a lot for work and fun when I can, and it is handy to take around. But when I really love a book, I want a BOOK.
4. I am not sure I have a favorite author? When I was younger it was D.H. Lawrence but now....not sure. I'm currently reading Margaret Coel. Love her.
5. I enjoy reading books about history so I still do that when I can.
6. My husband and I have been married 28 years and have 3 sons, all in college.
7. I work with adults and at risk youth in literacy and GED preparation. I don't really teach any more, I'm an administrator, but I LOVE my job!
8. I didn't used to love my job. I was a paralegal for years and decided I wanted to do something else before I hit the big '50' so I did.
9. I also got my first tattoo when I turned 50. It is a celtic design to signify my love of travel and genealogy.
10. Um....I have no grandkids yet...but I am coveting them!

I will give the group a shot! I promise to read the book this month and then I'll see if time allows me to continue participating. Glad I found you!


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10 things about me:

1. I never know what I should share about myself.

2. My husband and I met on Aug 16, 1989 in Germany and were living together by Aug 25, 1989 in Arizona and are still together (married 1992).

3. I am an accountant and don't really know if I really want to continue along that path.

4. I learned how to read when I was 3 or 4 reading "Miracles for Breakfast". (A Scientology book- parents were into that at the time but not anymore)

5. I'm so happy that I lost 50 pounds. I want to lose more but if I didn't this would be good.

6. I have conversations with myself when I am alone and don't care at all what anyone thinks about that!!

7. My dad was shot and killed when I was 6.

8. I was a military police officer in the Army in Germany for 3 years - loved it!!

9. I love boats of every kind.

10. Sometimes I think I am crazy because I like so many things and can never decide what to do. But then it all made sense when I took the Dosha quiz and found out I am all three.

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8/3/10 11:31 P

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1. I am new to Sparks and I hope this is going to show up under 10 things about you.

2. I am a corporate lawyer.

3. I have an all Ivy education and my parents were college professors.

4. Although we lived in what my father called "Genteel poverty," I consider myself extremely fortunate to have books loved and discussed in my childhood home 24/7.

5. I have my mother's copy of Raggedy Ann Stories (from c. 1930) and I read it with my 5 year old daughter.

6. We will be adopting a kitten this year.

7. My favorite color is blue.

8. I was never precocious as a child - and am not now! I struggled with reading in first grade.

9. I love family, believe in God and practice my cradle faith, and am out lesbian, and a devoted single mom. (This puts me over 10 things, doesn't it?)

10.The only TV shows I watch are Mad Men and The Good Wife.



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1. I was reading before the age of 4.

2. I have 5 children, all grown.

3. I grew up with alcoholic parents.

4. I read War & Peace in the 5th grade, mainly because my Grandmother only allowed me to get 1 book out of the library each week. So I went for the thicker ones.

5. I'm the only one in my family that doesn't have blue eyes, I have green.

6. I love to knit.

7. I dislike talking on the telephone.

8. I watch far less television than the average. (we don't have cable or a converter box)

9.I have an herb garden that I started just because I love the way the plants smell.

10. My husband truly is my very best friend.



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1. I have a BA (Hons) First Class in Humanities specialising in History - which I studied via the Open University.

2. I have been very poor for most of my life and have learned to be very creative with food to keep everyone fed properly!

3. I grew up under domestic violence.

4. I could write my full name (first, middle and surname) at the age of 2 1/2.

5. My parents taught me to read before I started school - my father was learning to read also - we read a lot of Edward Lear aloud.

6. I grew up on a rural council estate - very small community. At 11 I broke friends with the girl who basically ruled the street - and so I had no friends.

7. I had a bad time at school - bullied to some extent - and teachers had no interest in me. With home life being miserable - I was not a happy child or teenager.

8. I have only been overweight since 2004 - although I have lost weight inbetween times, I have hit some sort of cycle of gaining more than I lose. Until now of course!

9. I am an optimist and believe in positive thinking. I am not a worrier or cynic.

10. I have no religion - I believe in people - but I am not atheist nor agnostic - no one has ALL the answers! However, I respect other people's beliefs and cultures.

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10. My favorite flowers are sunflowers.

9. My dad died suddenly at the age of 47. I was just out of college at the time. Our closely-knit family was never the same after that but I realize now that there IS a reason for everything. Events become the bricks and mortar of our lives, or facets on rough diamonds.

8. I am a beginner genealogist researching a whole FOREST of family trees!

7. I have no thyroid. It was removed in 2007 after 20 years of thyroid disorder (both hypo and hyper).

6. I took up karate at age 36 with my then-8-year-old daughter. I am now a 2nd degree black belt and will test for 3rd degree next year. I am thinking about pursuing a group fitness certification so I can teach kickboxing.

5. I love the desert southwest and hope to hike Canyon de Chelly soon (actually, being outdoors anywhere is all good with me).

4. After nearly 15 years of not understanding what the symptoms were telling me...I was diagnosed last fall with a seizure disorder after I blacked out at a writers' conference (petit mal seizure).

3. Losing my job in 2007 forced me to slow down and live...it might have been one of the best things that ever happened to me.

2. Finding faith (and learning the difference between faith and religion) has been a huge part of my life in the last seven years.

1. I've learned that sometimes you have to lose the "mental" weight before you can lose pounds....and it only took me 20 years to figure that out!

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I will kick it off!

1. I was born in a trailer to mostly illiterate parents and I have a fierce passion for literacy of the poor.

2. I teach English literature at the University of Washington and Highline Community College.

3. Red is my absolute favorite color. Followed by green. (But I don't like them together)

4. I am a (very) recovered bulimic.

5. When I was 21 my daughter, Aislinn, passed away from heart disease.

6. I live my life by Sally Fallon's book *Nourishing Traditions.* I believe in eating REAL food, thank you!

7. Reading taught me about the world. My mother never left the trailer park. I had no knowledge about the world, except through books. I don't know where I'd be if I never picked up my first Dickens.

8. I've kept a journal since I was six. I now have 25 journals.

9. I'm a Type A personality who has been in overdrive for far too long.

10. I love to dance! Vocal Trance is my favorite genre of music!

Jenn

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- Leader of the LITERARY WOMEN team
- Leader of the NOURSHING TRADITIONS team
- Co-Leader of the FEMINISM team

"Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort" (Dickens)


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Welcome to the Literary Women team!

Tell us about yourself by listing 10 things about you.

Jenn

CorsetlessFitness.blogspot.com

- Leader of the LITERARY WOMEN team
- Leader of the NOURSHING TRADITIONS team
- Co-Leader of the FEMINISM team

"Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort" (Dickens)


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