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Whiskey in a Teacup
Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Academy award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we're strong and fiery. Reese's southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea's fried chicken. It's reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids--not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese's fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea's most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It's easy to bring a little bit of Reese's world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there's a southern side to every place in the world, right?
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JacqMac
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I love Reese. I think we could be friends. This is a great book to flip through on a lazy day. It has a little bit of everything. Her book recommendations made my library hold list a little bit longer, too.

I_Like_Big_Books I love her book recommendations!! 16h
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Dragon
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I listened to the audiobook I borrowed from Cloudlibrary , unfortunately I had no access to the PDF file with recipes etc. So I felt like I was missing half the book. No photos either. I enjoyed Reese Witherspoon ‘s narration but I hope to find the actual book at my next book sale

Joanne1 I pull this off the shelf often during a quiet weekend or evening shift at the library. It‘s a great book to flick through. Totally get that an audio version wouldn‘t work that well. 1d
marleed This is really best in full color physical book form. 22h
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JacqMac
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It‘s cold and dark. I think hubby needs to bring me a drink in a teacup, though. I borrowed this one from the library, but I might have to buy it.

marleed I had to own it, as well! 1w
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Krystle13
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Ordered these 2 books. After waiting a few months they finally came down in price! 🤗

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Sresendez12
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A thousand times yes!

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Sresendez12
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I left my current read at the office so I‘m jumping back into this happy book!

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IndoorDame
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I got to look through a signed copy of this at B&N right after it came out & it is a truly beautiful, if expensive, coffee table book. I needed a new audiobook & saw this on Libby yesterday. My thoughts: 1) It was way harder to access a pdf supplement for a Libby book than I expected! 2)She comes off as totally down to🌎 here. 3)This is really an etiquette/lifestyle manual more than a cookbook/memoir. Somewhere between a pick & a so-so #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Oh I'm so glad! I am definitely going to pick me up a copy of this book. Thank you so much for your review sweetheart 😘 3w
IndoorDame @TheReadingMermaid oh good! I hope you have fun with it!💜 3w
jb72 I really enjoyed the book as the photographs were exceptional. Good job! 🎈 3w
Andrew65 Interesting book! 3w
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AndreaLove
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This was such a cute book 📚

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rather_be_reading
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Reading Reese's book while watching Handmaids

marleed I love this happy book! 2mo
AyaOfSiwa I love the Handmaids, and like the book title :) 2mo
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AnansiGirl
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Reading and sipping whiskey in a tea cup. Rather my concoction‘s in a coffee mug, because it‘s that kind of “I missed you so much #FriYay.”

#fridaynightbookclub #teaandagoodbook

MrBook 🥰😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
marleed You go girl‘ 2mo
AnansiGirl @marleed that drink and some reading time to myself soothed the work stress away 😄 2mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 79 of 2019

This has been in my Amazon cart since it first came out!! Im so excited to dig in! I love Reese ❤

marleed It‘s such a happy book! 3mo
Recommended4Reading @rather_be_reading and @marleed--so is this a book I should put on my TBR? 3mo
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rather_be_reading @marleed i love it so far! 3mo
Recommended4Reading @rather_be_reading and @marleed--adding it to TBR! Not sure when I'll get to it...3 library books just came in... :) 3mo
rather_be_reading @Recommended4Reading oh no!! well u will get to it sometime! 3mo
AnansiGirl Reading this for Friday night, and haha! I have that same throw pillow 😄 2mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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My first ever swap box has been mailed. As you can see my husband was happy to run an errand for me. #MysteryMessageSwap #LitsyLove

TheReadingMermaid Yah!!!!! This is so exciting!!! 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings It sure is! FedEx just informed me that a package is on its way to me!!! 3mo
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alanacristin
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I didn't expect to finish this pretty coffee table book in a day, but it's a very light read. The photos are vivid and lovely, very IG living-my-best-life 24/7. Surprisingly few recipes but i look forward to trying some. Her nostalgia for her childhood and family traditions feels familiar though i don't necessarily equate it all with being southern. Her version is much more affluent and genteel then mine 😂 more in the comments ⬇ #mommyreads

alanacristin This is by far the whitest book I've read recently. The glossy, idealized version of Southern tradition makes me uncomfortable for not addressing at all that it was built upon a deep history of oppression, violence, and prejudice. Clearly celebrating family traditions doesn't have to unpack all of history but a very privileged white lady flying a banner of southern pride in 2018 seems to necessitate an acknowledgeb of these complex feelings at least 3mo
alanacristin The random shout-outs to successful Black woman from the south felt a bit like trying to dodge these critiques. That could be due to editing but felt awkward regardless. That said, her enthusiasm & joy for gracious hostessing feels genuine & is contagious. I relate to all her preaching on manners. And singing the praises of beloved grandparents is always welcome. I think my mom will enjoy reading this and it's very feel good if you're the choir. 3mo
alanacristin Oh and I read reviews criticizing her accommodations for vegetarians but really, honey, she's a progressive southerner in that regard! I've been to many a family function and eaten potato salad on a bun as even the veggie sides are made with meat 😂 She's alright, bless her heart. 3mo
Caterina Thanks for the long, interesting review!! I'm also from the South, so I found it particularly interesting. I think reading about a more affluent, very white Southern childhood would drive me up a wall right now, but maybe when I've been living in Berkeley for a while I'll start feeling sentimental. 😂😂 Also my dad's vegetarian and a pastor and the struggle is so real, potato salad/coleslaw all the time!! 😂😂 3mo
alanacristin @Caterina yes, coleslaw! 😂 what i found really interesting was that she didn't refer to her family during childhood as well-off. But from a photo it appears both her grandparents had masters degrees, their house in Nashville oozed money, and her dad was a surgeon. Nothing wrong with any of that but it just wasn't addressed as being major factors in her version of Southern living. still, i enjoyed reading it! Very sunny ☀ 3mo
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cwarnier
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This was a very nice short audio read while driving today.
#nonfiction2019
#readingusa2019 #Tennessee

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Princess-Kingofkings
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The latest addition for my #MysteryMessageSwap box. This has been so exciting! I hope my swap partner feels blessed.

rather_be_reading that sounds so yummy! 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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JenlovesJT47
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I‘m surprised how much I loved this book! From the gorgeous cover to all of Reese‘s tidbits about growing up in the south, beautiful pictures and yummy recipes, this book made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and proud of my southern heritage. The negative reviews I‘ve seen on Goodreads mostly say it doesn‘t flow, it‘s too sappy, she‘s fake, etc, but I got the opposite from this. It made her seem more down-to-earth. 5⭐️ Recommended!

#catsoflitsy

SW-T I enjoyed it. Just thought she was sharing little tidbits about her life and why she was proud of her southern roots. 4mo
JenlovesJT47 @SW-T exactly! I really enjoyed it 💕 4mo
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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. Reese has a great writing style. It makes it feel like you are friends, and she‘s just telling you about her life. I loved the recipes, and the pictures were stunning.

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AnneFindsJoy
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#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithpictures the pictures in this book were stunning!! This book is a bit of everything: memoir, recipes, and southern lifestyle guide! I liked the memoir bits a lot! The lifestyle advice felt a bit superficial/aristocratic, but Reese is so genuine, caring, gives back, so she can pull this off in a sweet way. This is a lovely warm and friendly ode to the south! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cpg Reading now and enjoying it...southerner here....so nothing earth shattering so far...but I wasn‘t sure what to expect! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😬 4mo
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erinjohns
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Lovely from cover to finish....and delicious too!!!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Reese Witherspoon is totes adorbs! ☺️

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JenlovesJT47
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On the left: my #bookhaul from the library yesterday - like I don‘t already have enough books to read! 😳

On the right: I received this notebook today from @Nitpickyabouttrains for #thebreakfastbookclub - but there was no book with it? Did I miss something? The package didn‘t look like it had been tampered with. 🤷🏻‍♀️

In front: an awesome #LitsyLove postcard from @IndoorDame with one of my favorites quotes. Knowledge is power! Thank you! 😘

Nitpickyabouttrains There was a book in the package when I sent it.... Naomi novik‘s uprooted. 5mo
JenlovesJT47 @Nitpickyabouttrains how weird! There was a quarter-sized hole in the package but I dunno how someone would get a book out of there without ruining the whole package. People suck!! 5mo
Nitpickyabouttrains I don‘t know what could have happened! 5mo
JenlovesJT47 @Nitpickyabouttrains I‘ll buy a replacement copy, it‘s $10 on Amazon. No worries. 5mo
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Laughterhp
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I don‘t think I was the target audience for this book. I‘m not southern, so I can‘t appreciate what she‘s saying. I‘m not a social person and don‘t host dinner parties. I liked hearing her talk about her book club. All the chapters were very short and not very detailed.

Does anyone know how to look at PDF‘s with Libby? She kept mentioning the recipes on the pdf.. but 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ how to access.

#profbooknerds - memoir read by author
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Laughterhp Is it too big of a stretch to use for #ReadingUSA2019 - Tennessee. The whole book all she referenced was Nashville. @Librarybelle (edited) 5mo
Librarybelle Still totally works for TN! 5mo
Kayla.Adriena Hey can you email me your address? I lost my original match email 😫 5mo
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MaggieCarr
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Quick read. Reese seems very down to earth and its refreshing. Guess I shouldn't assume all celebrities have lost base with their humble beginnings. Listened to this book on a cross state trip, arrived at my destination and ordered chicken and biscuits. ***Audiobook may contain subliminal messages???***

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @wanderinglynn :
If you live in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) & are interested in a meetup, please email the following info to wanderinglynn [at] zoho [dot] com
1) Litsy username
2) where you live
3) 2-3 suggested locations for a meetup—1 close to you & at least 1 you wouldn‘t mind driving to
4) how far you‘re willing to drive
5) add‘l info you want me to know

Aiming for late April or May meetup. Please spread the word & use #PNWmeetup

wanderinglynn Thank you! 5mo
BookishTrish One day... 5mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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I have always liked Reese. I enjoyed her version of Southern culture. This is a coffee table type of book without a ton of substance (as far as her personal life goes) but I enjoyed it all the same. The recipes weren't really my style, so I skimmed over most of those. I did love the section on the book club. ☕️

Reviewsbylola Pretty picture! 5mo
Tamra Love your quilt! 5mo
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brilremy
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Such a fantastic mix of stories and recipes. Reese Witherspoon is amazing. I love how she‘s such a huge advocate for strong women and this book is a fantastic example of where her strength of character comes from. Once you add in all the delicious southern recipes, this book is a knockout. It‘s been on my to read list and now it‘s on my to buy list so that I can always have it on hand.

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howjessreads
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This one is an official DNF. I tried, because I‘m low on nonfiction this year, but I got to page 97, and just couldn‘t handle another monogram. Also Witherspoon‘s attempts to show a nicely integrated, happy South felt facile. #howjessreadsin2019

ravenlee My daughter had that tea set! I think we‘ll hold off on the whiskey, though. 😆 5mo
Stephuhhnieee Ohhhh that tea set just triggered something serious 😂 Horrible memories of the thing going off in the middle of the night! 5mo
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wanderinglynn
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If you live in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) & are interested in a meetup, please email the following info to wanderinglynn [at] zoho [dot] com
1) Litsy username
2) where you live
3) 2-3 suggested locations for a meetup—one close to you and at least one you wouldn‘t mind driving to
4) how far you‘re willing to drive
5) any additional info you want me to know

Aiming for a late April or May meetup. Please spread the word & use #PNWmeetup

RvnclawWhovian So excited for this!! Just sent you an email 5mo
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CoffeeK8
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This was a really nice book full of kindness and good advice about sweet tea, wicker and monogramming. I really enjoyed it, and the #audiobook came with a PDF so you don‘t miss out on the photos and recipes.

KristenDuck Love Reese :) 6mo
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jb72
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#frideas
1. Non-fiction
2. Just finished Whiskey In A Teacup - loved it
3. Gym
4. I‘m not sure 🤔
5. @Erin7 @AceOnRoam

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 6mo
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AnneFindsJoy
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Mmmmmmm this came in just in time for the weekend. The pictures are gorgeous in this book. Gonna bake some biscuits and drink some...

jb72 Oh I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. The photography in the book is on point! 6mo
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jb72
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This book is just so cute: even the cover shouts cute. I never knew much about Reese Witherspoon, but this book gives you some insight to her life and upbringing. There are quite a few good recipes in the book too.

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RavenRenegade
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Today is the perfect day for reading in bed, playing video games, and then later we‘re going to make a snowman! #seattlesnow2019 #whiskeyinateacup

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Bookjunkie57
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookjunkie57
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With the end of Whiskey in a Teacup I‘m calling an end to my #24B4Monday readathon. I finished two audiobooks made decent strides in my other two books and achieved my personal best time.

Thank you @Andrew65 and @TheReadingMermaid for hosting and all of your positive vibes and encouragement. Can‘t wait to do it again.

TheReadingMermaid YAHZ!!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations sweetheart! 👏🏻👏🏻😁🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Andrew65 Fantastic time, well done! 🙌🙌🙌 7mo
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Bookjunkie57
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Calling it a night at 7 hours and 42 -ish minutes. Finished PoN and started Whiskey in a Teacup. Sad I wasn‘t able to get to any words on a page but I still have tomorrow.

#24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid "After all, tomorrow is another day!" - Scarlett O'Hara ?? 7mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Memoirs are not my favorite genre but I'm gonna give this one a try.

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PrincessHeidiii
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Pickpick

Such a cute book, not much of an autobiography but still was very much about her. This book would make such a nice gift. It‘s also perfect if you like to decorate with books, visually is very pleasing.

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sophierayton
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For as long as I've known Reese Witherspoon, I've wanted to be just like her. Now, there's a handy dandy how-to guide. While she may say "What would Dolly do" I say "What would Reese do". Yay for this book!

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kaykay521
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Meh, pretty book but nothing of real substance here. I wish she had written an actual memoir instead of what essentially is a coffee table book.

britt_brooke I listened to this on audio and enjoyed it (it had a nice PDF to reference), but you make a good point. I would like to see an actual memoir from her one day. 7mo
LauraJ I‘m holding out for an autobiography! 7mo
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RedxoHearts
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Mehso-so

There were some cute stories about her family but by far the funniest was the one of her Grandma and the donut. That reminded me of my family a bit. If you are interested in recipes this has plenty of traditionally southern ones. Overall it was a quick read, I enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading her stories.

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LineM
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I 💖 #ReeseWitherspoon, and I loved this book! She seems so down to earth and fun, and I can‘t wait to try some of the recipes included here.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
Butterfinger Welcome!! 7mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 7mo
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Melismatic
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Panpan

Ok, hear me out. I love Reese. But this is super surface level-y cuteness that felt very “common sense” rather than folksy. I‘d say get it if you‘re a fan for the recipes which sound delish but there weren‘t even many recipes! Not sure what I was expecting but it was more than this... Sorry. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#LitsyAtoZ 5/26
#LetterW #W

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lindsaykerr
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I love Reese Witherspoon so I was very excited when this was finally ready for me at the library. I didn't find anything in the book to be earth shattering but I loved reading it in her voice and seeing all the recipes and pictures she shared. I've always wanted to go to Nashville but I feel like now it's just bit higher on my list

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quanners
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This is a great audiobook! I will add it to my physical library. I‘m proud of her pride as a fellow lady southerner. I‘m a North Carolinian and she hails from Tennessee. We had very different upbringings but there are so many similarities that bind us together as southern girls. I highly recommend this book and I will write another review when I read the cookbook.

NatalieR I ❤️ NC! I lived in Raleigh for about 6 years. I sure miss it. 7mo
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Melismatic
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#clapshandstogether - I‘ve had this on hold from Libby since October! Hurry hurry!

Have you read this yet? 🥃☕️

CouronneDhiver No, but I saw a positive review of this one here today... 🤞🏽 7mo
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Traci1
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
While my experience growing up in the south was vastly different from Reese's (likely in large part due to the fact that she grew up with money), her reminiscences still left me feeling somewhat nostalgic for certain foods and feelings. Her narration was charming, and I think overall it's a sweet little memoir.

CouronneDhiver Great review 👍🏽 7mo
Traci1 @CouronneDhiver thanks 😊 7mo
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Traci1
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I'm listening to this through Libby, and it mentions at several points that there are recipes and photos in a pdf file that comes with the audiobook. Thing is, I can't find that anywhere on Libby. Am I missing something or is this only available if you've purchased it through Audible or something? Anyone know if Libby has a way to access the files?

Kaye I don‘t see that listed in their help topics. If you drop them a note, they‘re great to get back to you with answers , so maybe they‘d be able to guide you in the right direction ? I‘m not sure about that one. 7mo
Traci1 @kaye I don't know why I didn't think to send them a message about it. I'll do that right now. Thanks. 7mo
VoraciousReader If you have Libby through your library try library staff. Someone should be able to either guide you thru it or solve the problem for you. 😀 7mo
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BooksAtNight Usually when that happens to me, the PDF file is only available for download from the library‘s Overdrive site. I couldn‘t find it on Libby and never thought to ask them 😅 please let me know what they say! 7mo
Traci1 @BooksAtNight you are right. They just replied that Libby doesn't support pdf so I'll have to get it through overdrive. I tried to do that on my phone, but it's not supported there either, so if I really want to see the extra stuff I'll have to use my laptop because you need Adobe Digital. @Kaye @VoraciousReader I'm not too fussed about it for this book. I likely wouldn't make the recipes anyway. But it's good to know for future books. 7mo
Kaye Thanks for the info. Now we know 👍🏼 7mo
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