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Daisey
Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Yesterday started out cool and misty so I made a batch of spicy chicken soup with some of the last fresh jalapeños, and it was perfect for supper again tonight.

I read a chapter before supper and finished up this next one after. It was good to finally see Arwen appear by name, and as they travel I‘m curious to see the first drafts of the hobbits return to the Shire.

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #ReadandEat

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Chelsea.Poole
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I loved Expecting Better when I was pregnant and this straightforward examination of parenting after having the baby is excellent as well. My kids are a bit older so I skimmed most of the first year info. I appreciate the way the author examines trends in raising children with data rather than emotion to prove points. (As seen here with my chili dinner) #parenting #raisingreaders #readandeat

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Chelsea.Poole
Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I started this family drama a few days ago but keep forgetting to post about it. I am enjoying the #audiobook so far, but I do agree that it is pretty much a downer. I'm hoping some positive events turn the characters' lives around!
As seen here with my breakfast--featuring pumpkin spice Cheerios 🎃
#bookandbreakfast #readandeat

SheilaChew Love your Litsy mug! 2mo
Bakingbookworm Ooooo, I love the Litsy mug!! 2mo
Jerdencon My sons favorite cereal! Lol 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @SheilaChew @Bakingbookworm Isn't it cool!? thank you! 😊 (edited) 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Jerdencon my boys like it too 🥣 2mo
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Daisey
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Steak nachos and a few more pages of Tolkien before I get back to updating grades and lesson planning tonight. I‘m thoroughly enjoying the development of the city and Pippin‘s adventures in “Minas Tirith.”

#ReadandEat #LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

trazo Super cute bookmark 🔖 2mo
Daisey @trazo Thanks! It‘s one of my favorites and currently my designated Tolkien bookmark. 2mo
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Daisey
The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Supper in the backyard and then another chapter of the next @litsybookclub pick in the hammock! I'm only on the second chapter, but I'm intrigued to read it after what I've seen and heard about this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

#LitsyBookClub #ReadandEat

Leftcoastzen I loved this book! 3mo
Tamra I‘m trying to absorb all the rejuvenating outdoor pics like this one to tide me over the winter. 3mo
mhillis Yum 😋 3mo
Daisey @Leftcoastzen Good to hear! A lot of the reviews make it sound like something I will appreciate. 3mo
Daisey @Tamra I know what you mean. I‘m trying to enjoy more time outside for the same reason. 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Got rained out of the beach 🌧
Sitting in the beach house with book, snacks, & a drink. #arc #readandeat
Loving this book so far!

OnlyYoo I loveeee Reds! My drink of choice haha 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @OnlyYoo one of my favorites! But this one is "wicked" which I guess means more alcohol and I wasn't a huge fan of it. 3mo
OnlyYoo Good to know! 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Amazing avocado toast 🍞🥑 -- my beach lunch. LOVE THIS BOOK!! Nearly finished and I'll be sad to see it end. #readandeat

Buechersuechtling Then I hope that the ending will be satisfactory and that the next intriguing book is already waiting in line. And before everything else enjoy beach 🏖, vacation 🕶 and company. 3mo
Eggs I guess I must read this book since I am a Minnesotan... 3mo
JennyM You always pick the best books - #stacked! 😘 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole @Buechersuechtling the ending was PERFECTION!! Thanks, we just got back home. It was a nice vacation but it's always good to be home ♥️ 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @eggs I adored it. Even more of a reason to give it a try as a Minnesotan! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @JennyM you're too sweet!! 🥰 I adored this, and I hope you do too♥️ 3mo
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Daisey
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While grilling supper tonight I read the Helm‘s Deep chapter. It‘s an interesting chapter with lots of developing ideas about both the location and the battle. Considering the evolution of the layout of the locations is more fascinating than I would have expected.

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #ReadandEat

Reviewsbylola That looks amazing! 3mo
vivastory Boulevard! 🍻 3mo
JazzFeathers I loved the chapter. I get the impression that at this stage, Tolkien was writing in a franzy. I'd love to know what was going on in his life in that moment. 3mo
Daisey @Reviewsbylola @vivastory It was a pretty perfect summer meal and a great summer beer too. 3mo
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Daisey
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I‘m finally starting this one during Sunday morning books with breakfast. I‘m curious about it since I‘ve seen rather conflicting reviews.

#1001books #1001Discoveries #ReadandEat

bromeliad Yeah, same here. I'm looking forward to your review on this! 3mo
Emilymdxn I absolutely adored this one but I listened to it as audio rather than a physical book and I‘ve heard a few people say they thought it was easier to follow listening than seeing, I‘ll be interested to see how you find the physical copy 3mo
Daisey @Emilymdxn I‘ve seen there is a Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated audiobook, so I did put it on hold. However, a chapter in I think I‘m glad to be reading it in print. Text will make me more likely to slow down and check details such as looking up meanings of Spanish phrases. 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Buttigieg and tomato sandwich for dinner. 🍅 🥪 #nonfiction #librarybook #readandeat

Readerann Yay, Pete! 3mo
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