#LunchAndABook at the country general store. 😋
#LunchAndABook at the country general store. 😋
This dinner was too good to read during(although I did have my Kindle with me as always)...but I still had to share it with you! It‘s my favorite meal at my favorite restaurant. Fresh salad & delicious sangria, flaming chorizo sausage, seasoned rice, and thick filet mignon on a hot stone. You cook it bite by bite right at the table, it‘s amazing! Never a cold bite, all cooked to your liking. Restaurant Valença in Elizabeth NJ—highly recommend!❤️?
This movie would probably be a hit with a lot of Littens. 😊 He lands a highly coveted job as a librarian at a really awesome library, and is in charge of guarding the world‘s greatest treasures (think the Ark of the Covenant and the real Mona Lisa), and goes on an epic adventure to protect these treasures. The Librarian is the hero!
There‘s a book adaptation of it too.
Here‘s a side-by-side comparison of my original first gen Kindle Oasis and the new 3rd gen Oasis. You can see the difference in screen size and screen warmth. (Plus a sleepy #Coale because cats make any picture more fun!😸)
#Kindle #Oasis #ereaders #CatsofLitsy
Yes!!! My new 3rd Gen Kindle Oasis has arrived! I love it, it‘s awesome. Bigger screen, waterproof, and best of all it has a warm light setting! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Just in time for a fabulous #DinnerAndABook with some yummy middle eastern food—chicken kebab with yellow seasoned basmati rice, tabboule, baba gannoush, grilled pita, and salad with feta and grape leaves. And wine, of course. 😋 #Kindle #Oasis
Sunday was a big day for me — I finally got baptized! It felt awesome to officially “seal the deal”. ❤️ Enjoyed a celebratory down-home country dinner at home with a big glass of wine and one of my favorite #SundayReads. 😊🙏🏻
#LunchAndABook! It‘s a beautiful day, so I‘m sitting in the garden at my favorite cafe in the dappled sunlight, listening to jazz while I read, sipping a ginger turmeric iced tea and nibbling on a yummy ham & cheese sandwich with arugula and red pepper aioli. 😋 Cold brew iced coffee and shortbread for dessert.
Any Josh Turner fans here? I had awesome 2nd row seats at his show over the weekend! 😃 I snapped this photo just as he tossed his guitar pick into the audience.
Tried to buy his book from the merch stand after the show but it was sold out, so I‘m going to order it from his website. I‘m sure it‘s geared more towards men, judging from the title😛...but I still want to read it anyway.
Here‘s my favorite song of his:
#DinnerAndABook - Chicken, cheddar/Monterey jack, & spinach quesadillas with lime crema, paired with a mug of sparkling pomegranate-lemon water, and the best book of all time. ☺️ #HappySunday #SundayReads
🎶 Ok, this is #notbookrelated, but so awesome I have to share! I got to see Chris Isaak perform last night! He was amazing. I had great seats and brought along an old friend I hadn‘t seen in 13 years. Awesome night! He played 2 Roy Orbison songs and one Elvis song. 😃 What‘s your favorite song of his?
#DinnerAndABook - but hopefully not actually the last supper! 😂 Blackened cod with garlic aioli and corn salsa, a delicious meal for a sultry summer night! Paired with a refreshing Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey cocktail. 😋
Happy Friday, Littens! How‘s this for a library? 😍
The Morgan Library in #NYC. Photo by Scott Kelby.
#Coale and I wish you a very Happy Independence Day, fellow American Littens! 🇺🇸
Also, Coale has apparently decided that just because he‘s a little cat that doesn‘t mean he shouldn‘t take up the entire giant chair-and-a-half while he‘s reading. 😹
Amazing #DinnerAndABook tonight thanks to #Plated! Delicious Chicken Horiatiki with Greek yogurt-feta sauce and pita chips. Paired with a giant frosted mug of sangria slushy. Perfect for a sweltering hot night like this! 😋 #cookbooks
Did a little #bookshelf re-styling. ☺️👍🏻
#TacoTuesday #DinnerAndABook! 😋🌮🌮🌮 But...these are not just any ordinary tacos—they‘re BISON tacos! 😃Soooo tasty! (With nacho cheese shells, of course. 😁) Gotta do an #audiobook for #tacoNight—too messy for anything else, but so worth it! #nom
Enjoying a gorgeous afternoon at my favorite local cafe, reading a working copy of a manuscript written by someone dear to me. Cold brew iced coffee with cream, honey, and cinnamon, and a fresh-baked shortbread cookie. ❤️
Dear Litsy Family, thank you for your support and love during this tough transitional time. Your kind words have touched my heart. Big hugs to you all. ❤️ I‘ve found peace through this wonderful book which I never had the pleasure of reading before. It has changed my life for the better.
#BookNDinner! Salad with broccoli florets and mushrooms in Tuscan olive oil, mini mozzarella balls, black olives, shaved parmesan and asiago cheeses, marinated artichokes, sliced Italian-seasoned chicken breast, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, various spices, with ranch dressing, and Lemon Cucumber Voss sparkling water. MMmmm! 😋🥗👌🏻
1. Having friends over for a home-cooked corned beef & cabbage dinner 😃
2. Being born 😁🙌🏻 Super grateful for that every day!
3. Tagged! 😊 Still reading it
4. Elvis Presley ❤️❤️❤️
Thanks for the tag @RadicalReader ! ☺️
Nice day for a #LitsyWalkers outing. 😁 It was warm enough and the snow is finally disappearing. I explored some of the surrounding area today, and walked along the creek by the house. Thoroughly enjoyable. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘ve been doing 3-hour workouts every day. Usually 1 hour of cardio and 2 hours of walking. Much of it has been indoors because of the brutal winter we‘ve been having, but now it‘s getting nice out again! 😄
#BookNDinner! #Thai Edition! Accompaniment this freezing and breezy evening was: steamed salmon in ginger sauce with veggies and Thai iced tea. MMMmmm 😋!
New book! Anyone know if it‘s good? 😃
Happy reads & happy eats!
#BookNDinner! #Thai Edition! Accompaniment this cold and snow-blanketed evening was: pan-seared sesame-crusted ahi tuna, in a yellow curry sauce, with asparagus and other veggies, and hot ginger tea. MMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats!
#BookNBrunch! The diner was PACKED yesterday before the snowstorm😳! Accompaniment this cold and gray afternoon was a ham, cheese, and spinach omelette, with black coffee. MMMMMmmm 😋! For some reason, this place makes ordinary food taste extraordinary. 😁 Happy reads & happy eats!
We had our monthly meeting of #ThePoconoBookClub this afternoon 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Since we were meeting at an Irish pub in March, I got a giant plate of corned beef & cabbage with boiled potato. Potato leek soup first though. Yum! 😋 Fireplace was roaring. Cozy! We had a great discussion, especially since some of us enjoyed the selection and some of us didn‘t—always makes for interesting conversation. 👍🏻👍🏻 Have you read this book?
#BookNDinner! #Vietnamese Edition! I‘m back for more—it‘s soooo good! Pho tái gau—a beef broth soup with thinly sliced beef and brisket, plus basil, bean sprouts, and rice vermicelli. Paired with a Thai iced tea. MMMMmmm ?! Happy reads & happy eats!
It‘s time for February‘s #24B4Monday #Readthon, with a twist this month: to read books that fit the Black History Month theme. The Readathon runs from Friday 22nd February & end of Sunday 24th February. The challenge is to try to read 24 hrs over the three days, but more importantly have fun with your reading. As usual the wonderful @TheReadingMermaid & @Andrew65 will be hosting & encouraging!
Forgot to post this during yesterday‘s snow storm. ❄️ Very uncharacteristic of me to venture out in bad weather, but something about the way the snow was falling excited me and I wanted to see how it looked covering the train tracks. Very glad I took a stroll to see it! It was so beautiful and peaceful. ❤️ #LitsyWalkers #audiowalk
#BookNBreakfast! Pre-snowstorm outing for an impromptu breakfast at the local diner. Accompaniment this cold and gray (and now snowy!) morn was: American cheese, ham, spinach, and mushroom omelet with black coffee. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats!
#BookNDinner! #Vietnamese Edition! Trying a new place tonight. Accompaniment this cold and dark evening: pho tái nam gau—a beef broth soup with 3 meats—beef, flank, and brisket, with basil, bean sprouts, and rice vermicelli. Paired with a Thai iced tea. MMMMmmm ?! Happy reads & happy eats!
#BookNDinner! #Thai edition! I tried a new (to me) Thai place tonight. Exquisite cuisine! Lovely ambiance too. I had a Tom Kha coconut milk soup followed by pan-seared bass in ginger sauce with veggies. Paired with a Thai iced tea with a twist—it was spiked with coconut rum. Soooo yummy! 😋 Happy reads & happy eats!
#BookNBrunch! #ValentinesDay Edition! Tried to go to a trendy boutique brunch spot, and that was a nope...they were slammed, understaffed, and there was a line. So, back to the local 50‘s diner it is! At least the food and service are always consistently good here.
Since it‘s a special occasion, I‘m going carb-indulgent today. Ham/spinach/cheese omelet, crispy hash brown patties, and raisin toast, with coffee.😋 Happy reads & happy eats!
Two lovely new hardcovers! 👍🏻👍🏻
Have you read either of these?
(P.S. If you‘re wondering about my facial expression, that‘s my post-wine look 😂🍷)
Public Service Announcement: 💃🏻🕺🏻Dirty Dancing is back in movie theaters on Wednesday! 😍 @leeloo13 and I went to see Sunday‘s showing. It was awesome on the big screen! ❤️
See where it‘s playing near you: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/dirty-dancing-1987-event
#BookNDinner! Greek salad and pomegranate sangria. Starting this one tonight for the book club we run in NYC. I hope it‘s good!
Happy reads and happy eats! 😋
#LitsyWalkers - Got a decent #audiowalk in today, as it was mild (around 50F) and sunny. Windy though. I‘m glad this huge branch didn‘t land on me! It wasn‘t there yesterday. 😳 I walked to Dunkin for a coffee again, admired the train tracks, and headed back home for a healthy meal with a friend. All in all a successful day! 🙌🏻
(Non) #BookNDinner Part Deux! The special tonight was their Reuben, and boy, was it ever “special”! Definitely the best Reuben I‘ve ever had. Plus house-made chips and Merlot. Yum!! 😋