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Heartfelt Ways to Say Thank You | Kathy DiStefano Griffiths, Kathy Distefano-Griffiths
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#MOvember These past 2.5 years have been SO MUCH FUN❤️🎶 I‘ve enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creative posts and my TBR can prove it!!! Here‘s to all my #Amazing co-hosts @marchpane @BarbaraBb @Robothugs @TrishB @Batsy @Lizpixie @ReviewsByLola @EmilyHaldi @Mdargusch @Meredith3 @EAnderson @GypsyKat @Kalalalatja @Rohit-Sawant @vivastory @TheKidUpStairs @Billypar @KarenUk @ArleneFinnigan @SquirrelBrain @CrowCAH @EadieB

Cinfhen And of course, THANKS to everyone who posted and played along day after day XX it‘s truly been #Amazing ❣️❣️❣️❣️You‘ve all added to my daily joy 📚🌻💕📚🌻💕📚
Lizpixie I had a blast both years & I‘ll miss having you as cohost next March.💚💛💙🎉🥳😘love from your #sistafromanothermista 💚👁🧚🏻 3y
vivastory An era ends...but it was a blast while it lasted & I look forward to to staying in touch with the #bookreport & #weeklyforecast 🙌 3y
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Cinfhen @vivastory absolutely looking forward to #WeeklyForecast & #BookReport xx I like to know whatcha reading 😜🙌🏻❣️ 3y
GypsyKat I loved doing #HeyJune with you!❤️❤️❤️ Are you giving it up? 3y
Cinfhen Yes @GypsyKat 😔I thought it was time to scale back some but now I‘m feeling very nostalgic 😢😢😢 3y
Cinfhen ALWAYS AND FOREVER @Lizpixie ❤️ 3y
merelybookish Thank you! You've always made Litsy so fun and warm. Please don't disappear! 😘 3y
Cathythoughts Thanks Cindy! Looking forward to #BookReport & #WeeklyForcast with you ❤️👍🏻😘 (edited) 3y
BarbaraBB Being your co-host quite soon after I joined Litsy was the best welcome to this community and making friends here. I‘ve loved this challenge and we‘ll definitely stay in touch by #bookreport, #weeklyforecast and hopefully much more 🙏💙. Thank you for DJ‘ing and making Litsy this great place 😘 (edited) 3y
batsy It was such an honour to be co-host 😘 Thank you so much Cindy, it was a blast playing along and seeing the posts ❤️ 3y
Kalalalatja I loved posting along to your playlists, and being a cohost was so much fun! I‘m so happy you are continuing on with #weeklyforecast and #bookreport even though I know we will keep in touch anyway #LitsyMom ☺️💕 3y
eanderson I loved that I was able to be apart of your amazingness! I haven‘t participated much but I love seeing the flood of creativity everyday. You created something awesome!!! 3y
LeahBergen I have loved each and every month! 😘😘😘 3y
rockpools 💐🌺🌼 You‘ve been SUCH an awesome, welcoming host! I have no idea how you‘ve kept up with it all. Thanks for all the earworms 🐛😁😘😘😘 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Great graphics! Thanks for the good times and 🥂 to more in the coming year! 😘 3y
squirrelbrain I loved being a co-host with you and agree with @RachelO - no idea how you‘ve kept up with all the posts for such a long time! Thank you for the music! 🎶😘 3y
arlenefinnigan It's been such good fun and I loved co-hosting with you. Thanks for all the challenges, they've been great! 💗 3y
julesG Thank you so much for hosting the photochallenges! As mentioned before, they got me to really join the Litsy community, and I'm sure it was the same for other Littens. You are #amazing, Cindy!!! I'm glad to count you among my bookish friends. 😘 3y
KarenUK Thank you so much #DJCindy ! 🎧💕... I loved co-hosting with you... Seeing all the fun posts everyday has been so lovely, and your commitment to posting every single day was just so amazing.... And now we‘re all loving sharing our #bookreport and #weeklyforecast too... I‘m so grateful to call you my friend Cindy 💕 (edited) 3y
Librarybelle Thank you for these challenges! It has been so much fun looking for books that fit the prompts. But, it helped me get more involved in the Litsy community. Thank you!! 😘 3y
CrowCAH Thanks @Cinfhen for dedicating your time to hosting monthly music challenges; they‘re great motivation to at least post once a day! I‘m honored to have been one of your cohosts! 🥰 3y
writerlibrarian 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎶🎶🎶 3y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 3y
Cinfhen It was an honor to cohost with each of you @CrowCAH @KarenUK @arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain @eanderson @Kalalalatja @batsy @BarbaraBB I enjoyed your creativity and warmth you added to the monthly challenges 💕💕💕💕💕💕 3y
Cinfhen Without your participation these challenges would have been meaningless. Thanks so much for sharing, commenting and posting @britt_brooke @writerlibrarian @Librarybelle @julesG @erzascarletbookgasm @RachelO @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @merelybookish I value the connections we made 💖💘💖💘💖And my TBR tripled 📚📚📚 3y
marleed Cindy, thank you! I discovered Litsy less than a year ago and truly believe I found my tribe. I love seeing your posts. I hope you remain just as active here, if less stressed, in continued posts! And perhaps you might make our day with an occasional challenge!? 3y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @marleed I can‘t believe you‘ve only been on for a year...it feels much longer than that. I‘m not going anywhere and I‘m definitely staying active!!! I LOVE this community much to much🥰 3y
Reviewsbylola Cindy it‘s the end of an era!! 🥰😭 3y
GatheringBooks awwww. will def miss your daily prompts!! hugssss!!! thanks for being such a wonderful host. 3y
Cinfhen It‘s best to go out on a high note @Reviewsbylola @GatheringBooks but I‘m going to miss the daily banter 😩 3y
GypsyKat @Cinfhen Awe! So sad! I was so looking forward to cohosting with you again! This will definitely be missed! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
youneverarrived I can‘t believe this was your last one! I‘ve joined in now and again but always enjoyed seeing everyone‘s posts. Thank you for doing these challenges the past couple of years ❤️❤️ 3y
DebinHawaii Oh wow! I didn‘t realize this was the last one & then I missed a bunch of #MOvember prompts. Bad me! 😔Thank you for all the musical fun over the past couple of years. 😘❤️❤️❤️ 3y
emilyhaldi Very bittersweet ❤️ I can't believe you have kept it up for 2.5 years, just one month is almost impossible for me!! 🤯🤯🤯 thanks for letting the crazy Dargusch fam co-host 😘 so much fun!! 3y
Klou This is your last one?! And I failed it?!?! NOOOO!!!! Well, thank you for the amazing challenges!!! They've been so much fun ❤ 3y
Cinfhen Hi @Klou Hope you‘re feeling well!!! I‘ve missed your posts 3y
AnansiGirl Your last music challenge was the first one I joined in on. It was a fun time exchanging banters between you and everybody else! I‘m glad to have gone along for the ride! Looking forward to seeing more posts from the weekly forecast and book report challenges in my litsy feed. ❤️📚❤️ 3y
Cinfhen It is VERY BITTERSWEET @emilyhaldi @DebinHawaii @youneverarrived @GypsyKat It was SO MUCH FUN and I really got to connect with so many #Amazing people along the way🥰 im sure I‘ll be missing all the book talk but there are still lots of other challenges to keep us busy 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Klou @Cinfhen thank you! I'm alright, thanks for asking. I've missed posting!!! 3y
Purrfectpages Oh no! I‘m out of the Litsy loop and bummed to see your stopping the challenges, although I get it. 3y
TK-421 Your dedication to creating unique monthly challenges over the past 2.5 years is inspiring! Your challenges have been a special part of Litsy & will be missed. Thank you for being such a wonderful host! 3y
Mdargusch I‘m glad we were able to play with you in the challenges! It‘s been fun! ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Cohosting with the Dargusch Girls was AWESOMENESS @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I felt like a family member ❤️😘SO MUCH FUN❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3y
Cinfhen Thank you @TK-421 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know you both understand the level of commitment it takes!! I applaud both of you for staying in the game and bringing your own joy to Litsy with your daily challenges 😘😘🙌🏻 #Amazing 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
TheKidUpstairs THANK YOU!!! For all the work you've put in. It was a blast to play along with you, and I had so much fun co-hosting. You rock! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen thanks My friend!! We will definitely keep in touch ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Suet624 I perked up when you said in one of your comments that you were feeling nostalgic. Here‘s my hope: in a year you‘ll decide to start it back up! Thank you for everything that you do for Litsy. 3y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Suet624 😘😘What you been reading?? I got the sweet email from Better World Books 😊I hope the books arrive in good condition and in a reasonable amount of time. Because if so, I‘ll definitely be ordering from them again 🥳 3y
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Cathythoughts Crazy cover 🙃😝 4y
BarbaraBB Great pic - as ever 😘 4y
Cinfhen Im having a deja vu... 4y
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arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen new photo, honest! 😉 4y
Cinfhen No!!! I‘m not going crazzy @arlenefinnigan you did use this book the other day for #HeyJune scroll and you‘ll see 😜 4y
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen I did, then I deleted the photo and had to take another one when I realised it worked for this challenge too 😁 4y
Cinfhen That‘s sooo funny, at least I know I wasn‘t having a senior moment 4y
GypsyKat @Cinfhen I thought the same thing! I was like “I KNOW I commented on this one before...” 😂 4y
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My book journal wrap-up for June!

This was a pretty good month for reading, in addition to the 6 I finished, there are several more I started and am still working on. I also participated in the #Riotgrams and #HeyJune photo challenges (the chart on the side tracks my posts - X means I did posted that day). I didn‘t do a good job of posting reviews, though, but you can see my GR star ratings next to the titles.

Kimberlone FYI: Sense and Sensibility is NOT the Jane Austen one, but a modern retelling that was just OK 4y
Mdargusch Nice journal! I love that you keep track of photo challenges. 👍🏼 4y
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July, July: A Novel | Tim O'Brien
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It was so much fun doing #HeyJune that I‘m going to carry on with #HeatOfJuly but I know work is gonna kick my butt so I might have to be a little #despacito about it.

But first, June wrap up !
~True Grit by Charles Portis 🤠
~Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya ❤️
~Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter 😱
~The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui 💙
~Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale 👗

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So... #yesterday was mostly taken up with a little road trip to Philadelphia—getting ready to go, traveling on a bus, and watching the game. The WiFi on the bus was pretty wimpy (we also had to switch buses halfway because of no A/C 😮), and there was no WiFi at CBP! Anyway, the game was meh, but the fireworks afterwards were spectacular.

I‘ll BBL with monthly wrap up. #HeyJune

GypsyKat Fun! 🎇🎆 4y
Leftcoastzen Yay baseball ! Yesterday I was at Dbacks /Giants . As a Giants fan, very happy for a win! 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Here‘s another fun musically themed photo challenge from the lovely @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB 🎶💛💙

BarbaraBB Thank you for DJ-ing #HeyJune, it has been a great month with a cool theme! 😘 4y
GypsyKat @BarbaraBB I had fun! Thank you for all your posts! 😊💗 4y
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"Yesterday / All my troubles seemed so far away..."
This was the first book to pop into my head when I thought of that first line.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge! ?

Anton I'm rewatching series 3 of Ashes To Ashes as we speak! 4y
rabbitprincess @Anton I haven't seen Ashes to Ashes yet! I loved Life on Mars though. 4y
Anton As much as I love Life On Mars, I like Ashes To Ashes a bit more. I definitely recommend it, it's less a sequel and more one story told over 5 seasons. 4y
rabbitprincess @Anton It sounds great! Will definitely have to check it out. 4y
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Nowhere Man | Gregg Hurwitz
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Although I don‘t have a 45 Rpm record of #Yesterday, I couldn‘t let the last days of #HeyJune go by. Yes, I still have a lot of my old 45s and albums. I guess I can‘t forget yesterday. ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for a great trip down my Beatles Memory Lane!

Cinfhen Oh WoW 🤩🤩🤩amazing 💕🙌🏻 4y
writerlibrarian Envy here. Dark green. 😁 4y
GypsyKat That‘s so awesome! ❤️ 4y
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peacegypsy Love, love, love. 4y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4y
MaureenMc 👍 4y
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Y is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton
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#yesterday #heyjune
Already read A in this series so far.....
Great month ladies 👍🏻😁

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing your boys with us 😘❣️ 4y
GypsyKat Awesome! Thanks so much for all your posts this month! ❤️ 4y
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#HeyJune #Yesterday

I bought this tank top yesterday (get it?) At Target. It has been so much fun following along with the Beatles themed prompts, even though I lost momentum towards the end of the month. But I don‘t feel too bad because I was juggling two photo challenges this month and have completed more prompts than on any prior challenge I‘ve participated in.