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Fur Mama 🐱🐱🐱🐶 Founder of #LitsyCrafters and co-host of #FoodandLithttps://www.goodreads.com/user/show/38192277-leila-pisani
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The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
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#FoodandLit is visiting Dominican Republic in February 🇩🇴

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit and tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news and would like to be, let me know. ⬇️

Catsandbooks Remember we have a running book list to help you find books for each country that anyone can add to! https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Q4R1xxFtwZSIkohqdNLdsEYQx7FJLsBJ2YN9YQ1tHY/...

We also have a Pinterest board with recipes to check out! https://pin.it/iTjaGyy
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Bookwormjillk Right about now I feel like packing up and reading on the beach in the Dominican Republic. Does that count? 54m
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk YES! I will join you! I could use that now too! 😂😭 46m
Clwojick Excited to see what everyone picks. I‘ll be reading 45m
Clwojick And I just got my hold for this one, so looks like I‘ll actually get through more than one this month! 🎉 43m
Catsandbooks @Clwojick Loved that one! I'm planning on reading one of her other books 42m
Bookworm54 I‘m going with one I happen to already have on my tbr! 37m
Catsandbooks @Bookworm54 Awesome! 👏🏼 36m
Clwojick @Catsandbooks I loved THAT one. Lol. Excited to check out more by her! 24m
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'll be reading my usual country overview from the Culture Smart! series. (I'm pretty sure there was one for DR) as well as the tagged on audio. @Bookwormjillk I wish I could make that happen but I didn't properly prepare. Perhaps I can get my passport in time to plan to visit to Costa Rica or Chile? 16m
Catsandbooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick excellent!! And yes plenty of time! 😆 now
Bookwormjillk @Catsandbooks Clap When You Land was really good. I hope you enjoy it. now
BarbaraBB Looking forward to it! I‘m going to read now
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A Bundle of Valentines! | Kate Hoffmann
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Just checking in on the #Valentinecardswap 💕

Please tag me when you send and receive your cards! Feel free to open them as you get them! Looking forward to seeing everyone's cards! 💖

I'm hoping to send them by Monday ✉️

Pigpen_Reads I got mine ready to go tomorrow! 🥰 2d
Chrissyreadit Mine will be mailed Friday. They are also my retro project 😆 2d
ChelseaM6010 I‘m hoping to have mine ready to go out this weekend! 2d
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TheBookHippie Mine went out yesterday!!! 2d
Catsandbooks @Pigpen_Reads @ChelseaM6010 @thebookhippie Excellent! Thanks for the update! 💖 2d
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit Perfect!! Can't wait to see them! 2d
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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I've always wanted to try a mystery book date!
Thanks for hosting @Rachel.Rencher 💕
#bookishcouplevalentine

Rachel.Rencher 🥰🥰🥰 4d
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Joyful January | Kirsten Osbourne
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Met my goal of completing 2 books during the #joyousjanuary readathon!

Completed
✅ The Godmothers #sundaybuddyread
✅ A Girl is a Body of Water #FoodandLit

Halfway through
💜 The Prison Healer #roll100

Didn't start
❌ Afterlove

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 4d
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#FoodandLit Reminder❗️

As you plan your reads for February, remember to check out our running book list for book ideas or to add books you've found for each country!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Q4R1xxFtwZSIkohqdNLdsEYQx7FJLsBJ2YN9YQ1tHY/...

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A Girl Is a Body of Water | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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5/5 ⭐️ A beautiful coming of age story about a girl in Uganda. You see how all the members of her community and family play a role in her life. Themes of feminism in a culture that is male dominated. Strong female characters. I only wish there was a glossary for the many ugandan words, just to add to more of my understanding and enjoyment.
#FoodandLit Uganda 🇺🇬

Clwojick Great job! 1w
Lunakay Sounds great!😊 1w
TheBookHippie I‘m not going to get to this this month but I will this year it‘s been on my list a while!! 7d
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie I think you'll enjoy it! 7d
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The Soul of a Woman | Isabel Allende
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Ebook on sale for #FoodandLit Chile in November

Texreader 👍🏻 1w
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The Godmothers: A Novel | Camille Aubray
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5/5 ⭐️ First book of 2023 and it was fantastic! Thanks for this pick Christine!! #sundaybuddyread
#JumpStart2023 #joyousjanuary

Clwojick Woohoo! 🥳 2w
TheBookHippie ♥️🖤♥️🖤🎉 1w
Andrew65 It has really been an excellent pick, and not a book ‘I would have picked up either. Well done 👏👏👏 1w
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Ugh!: A Bug! | Ned Crowley
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Y'all I'm really struggling with this new year & we're only 2 weeks in.😫 A bunch of stressful things have happened & my depression has ramped up. Diet culture is whispering all these disordered eating thoughts in my ear & I'm finding it hard to take care of myself. I wouldn't normally post something like this, but I could really use some of that wonderful Litsy community support right now.

(Pic of Luna just b/c she's cute & posed so nice)

Dilara I'm so sorry you're feeling like this. Here's a virtual hug 🌞 😻. You can weather this rough patch: things will get better. 2w
TEArificbooks I hear ya. I‘m having a rough new year too. I‘m trying to take it day to day and reassuring myself that it will all turn out alright. The troubles will end. Forget trying to diet completely. Just make one small change a day, like no soda one day, or eat one more serving of veggies the next day. Small steps. You can only do so much each day and stressing over a diet right now might not be the healthy choice. 2w
Deblovestoread 2023 seems to be off on a rocky start for many of us, and I am sorry you are included in that. You are not alone. My mantra this week has been "this too shall pass". It doesn't always seem like it will, but it always does. 2w
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LeeRHarry Sending you a virtual hug and hope things improve soon, I find the start of a new year can be, for want of a better word, daunting as there seems to be a lot of expectations around - take it slow and take care 🤗 2w
Catsandbooks @Dilara Thank you, hugs help, even virtual ones 2w
IndoorDame Sending some positive vibes your way ❤️ 2w
Catsandbooks @TEArificbooks oh I'm definitely not on a diet or trying to diet. I struggle with disordered eating though, especially from the years of diets and diet culture. Sometimes I struggle to feed myself anything. So it's not so much as making healthy eating choices, but really just making sure I eat anything. 2w
Catsandbooks @Deblovestoread yes thank you! Even though it's hard this is temporary. 2w
Catsandbooks @LeeRHarry thank you! Yes, trying to let go of expectations is hard. 2w
LeahBergen I‘m sorry to hear you‘re going through a bad time. Sending hugs to you! ❤️❤️ 2w
Bookwormjillk I‘m sorry you‘re struggling. A bunch of us at work have decided the last two weeks don‘t count and we‘re starting the new year over this weekend. Hang in there. This time of year can be tough 🤗 2w
Susanita Hang in there hon. 🫂 2w
TrishB Sorry to hear ❤️ one day slowly at a time. 2w
CarolynM Sending virtual hugs and wishing you more peaceful times ahead.❤️ 2w
Chelsea.Poole Sorry to hear you‘re going through it. January is tough for so many. 2w
Lunakay Don't let diets get you down! Food is one of life's joys and comforts🍜 Things will be better again! Be kind to yourself!💌 2w
bnp So sorry to hear you're having a rough patch. Consider yourself hugged. 💖❄️🪁 2w
Amiable Sending warm and supportive Litsy thoughts and vibes your way. 💙💙 2w
DivineDiana So sorry to learn of your struggles. Sending healing wishes to you. Looks like Luna is giving you some loving support. ❤️😻🙏🏻 2w
vlwelser This year sucks so far. But it's like the weather in Boston. Wait 5 minutes and it'll change. It sounds like you need a craft project and an audiobook. That always helps me. Also sending hugs. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😘 2w
JenReadsAlot Virtual hug! Gentle self-care as much as possible. 2w
MoonWitch94 I totally empathize with all of this! As others have said, take one day, one hour at a time. Every day is a new chance to start again; if today sucks, tomorrow can be better. You are seen, heard, and cared for by your Litsy community! Sending you virtual hugs ♥️ 2w
ShelleyBooksie Luna is adorable! I hope that she gives you lots of comforting snuggles. ♡♡♡ 2w
quietjenn I'm sorry things are rough right now. That won't always be the case. Do small things. They count. 💙 2w
Dragon I like @Bookwormjillk suggestion to restart the new year - be kind to yourself and consider yourself hugged -😻💚🐉 2w
Ruthiella Hope things start looking up soon! Snuggle with your kitty. She loves you just as you are. ❤️ 2w
SamAnne January can be so hard. Take a day and treat yourself. Hope it turns around, the sky lightens for you. 2w
sarahbellum You are not alone and you deserve patience and kindness, especially from yourself. We‘re here for you! 💕🤗 2w
BookNAround The rhetoric in January is so hard for so many people. I really wish we could change it to something healthier for everyone. I hope that having the Litsy community helps at least a little. The days are lightening up and I hope your heart and mind lighten with them. 2w
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk yes a restart is needed! 2w
Catsandbooks @LeahBergen @susanita @TrishB @CarolynM @Chelsea.Poole @lunakay @bnp @amiable @DivineDiana @vlwelser @JenReadsAlot @MoonWitch94 @shelleybooksie @quietjenn @Dragon @Ruthiella @SamAnne @sarahbellum @BookNAround Thank you all for your kind words! It really means a lot to me to have such a lovely and supportive community. I'll be reading your heartfelt words over and over again to get me through this rough patch. 💕 2w
Bookzombie Your Luna is so cute. Sending virtual hugs to you. I agree about taking one day or even one hour at a time. I‘m not sure what to suggest to help you eat more since I‘m sort of on the opposite end of that. Are there foods you really enjoy? Maybe having those at hand will make you more inclined to eat. 💗 2w
Dragon 💚🐉 2w
Catsandbooks @Bookzombie thanks! I have a fully stocked house with all kinds of food. It's not really a matter of having access to food. It's my mind. My mind tells me I don't need food or to not eat much. I know I need to eat, some days it's just a struggle. I'm mostly better than I was a long time ago, but lately I've been struggling with those disordered eating thoughts. 2w
Bookzombie @Catsandbooks I‘m sorry you have been struggling. 💕 2w
TheLudicReader 😘😘 2w
DebinHawaii Just seeing this now. I am so sorry the year is starting out tough but I understand completely. Sending you strength & hugs & positive thoughts. When my negative thoughts & depression get the best of me, I try to be kind to myself & repeat in my head “This too shall pass” to remind myself that it‘s just temporary. Kitty snuggles certainly help too. 💜💜💜 2w
Catsandbooks @DebinHawaii Thanks Deb! ❤️Trying to be gentle with myself during this hard time. 2w
Catsandbooks UPDATE: Today I reinjured a back/hip injury while literally bending over in the shower to rinse off....🙄 I am currently in bed as it is the only place I don't gasp/cry in pain. Calling the doctor tomorrow. It's official... I'm a disaster! 😂😭😫 2w
Karisa ((((Hugs)))) Just stopping by your page to look at book ideas for next month‘s #FoodandLit. Sorry to hear your January has not been kind to you. You deserve all the best and as @DebinHawaii says, “This too shall pass” is a favorite mantra for me often with the song my grandma loved to sing Que Sera Sera. Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for co-hosting a reading challenge to inspire so many of us to take a virtual tour around the world! 💗 1w
Catsandbooks @Karisa thank you for your kind words! Just taking it day by day! 💕 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so sorry to hear about all of this! I'm sending a big hug your way. Are you someone who is a slave to a to-do list? I don't know if this will be helpful in any way, but my resolution this year is “Intention is great than Perfection“. My litsy love friends don't need a full 2022 recap - they just want to hear from me. Cleaning the entire room is daunting, but I can hang up the clothes and sweep. Light yoga is better than nothing. ❤ 💛 1w
Catsandbooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks! I used to be that way, but I've learned that any progress is good and to rest when I need to. Resting is still doing something; I often have to remind myself of this. 1w
RaeLovesToRead Luna 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Sorry you've been feeling this way. I hope 2023 gets better 🫂💕 1w
Catsandbooks @RaeLovesToRead thank you! 💕 1w
TheBookHippie Hang in there girl. I agree with @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick do little bits. I agree with light yoga it helps your mind as well. Sending so much light!!! 7d
TheBookHippie @Catsandbooks if it helps my new doctors for my migraines start to tell me how fat I am then want to tell me what I‘m doing wrong pull up my bloodwork and go oh… your bloodwork is perfect. 😵‍💫🤦🏻‍♀️ I haven‘t been able to exercise like I want to and gained a ton of weight however… I eat well am on no meds so they have to full stop on telling me I‘m fat. So I get it!!!! 😫😘 (edited) 7d
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie my whole life has been filled with people saying I'm too fat and making assumptions based on my body. I'm so exhausted by diet culture saying I'd be better off with an eating disorder or even dead than to be fat. I could go on and on about the horrible ways people treat fat people. I'm fat and that's not going to change. I'm doing better with my mental health now. January is just hard when diet messages are the loudest. ⬇️ 7d
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie one thing I've learned is to listen to your own body. So even doctors can tell you oh you need to do this or that but if you feel good that is what is most important. And bodies change. It's OK to gain or lose weight through time and experiences. You're having issues with migraines and I'm sure that has affected many parts of your life. Don't worry about not exercising or your weight, especially when you're not feeling well. ⬇️ 7d
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie just focus on feeling better. The most important thing is that you are here, you're alive, and you exist. I hope you can find relief soon. You are such a light in the Litsy community and that's far more important than the size of your body will ever be! Be gentle with yourself! 💕 7d
TheBookHippie @Catsandbooks ♥️ awe thx. It‘s funny they screamed at me when I was thin too. My blood work was a mess then! I believe COVID triggered my migraines I had them in control until then. I still can‘t smell so my triggers are hard to detect for me. I smell things off and on finally and I hope this means it‘s returning. I think the medical community is ridiculous about BMI. 6d
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie Yeah bmi is not accurate. I really hope your sense of smell continues to return! 🤞🏼🤞🏼I don't think we still fully understand the lasting side effects of covid. 6d
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A Girl Is a Body of Water | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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First readathon of 2023! #joyousjanuary Hoping to finish 2 books by the end of the readathon.

💙 #FoodandLit A Girl is a body of water
💙 #sundaybuddyread The Godmothers
💙 #roll100 The Prison Healer
💙 Afterlove

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 2w
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The Godmothers: A Novel | Camille Aubray
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I found this extra guide for our #sundaybuddyread The Godmothers! It has music, cocktails, and a little interview with the author.

https://d2xcq4qphg1ge9.cloudfront.net/assets/23044/3888358/original_GodmothersBo...

And don't worry, no spoilers! 😉

TheBookHippie Oh wonderful!!! 2w
Cinfhen How fun🥳🥳🥳thanks for sharing 2w
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The Prison Healer | Lynette Noni
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Love a good map! This is one of the maps in The Prison Healer, that I just started for #roll100

Littlewolf1 I love maps 2w
PuddleJumper 😻😻 2w
Leftcoastzen Cuteness 😻I always love a map! 2w
Leftcoastzen 😻cuteness ! Love a map in a book ! 2w
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Be My Valentine | Rosemary Wells
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There's still time to sign up for the #Valentinecardswap 💕

The only requirement to send is a Valentine card. It can be store bought or homemade. Bookmarks, stickers, or a piece of candy are welcome but not required.
You can send US only or International!

Sign up: https://forms.gle/qK56VVwiEf1kHPsc6

Chrissyreadit I did not know about this!!!! 2w
Chrissyreadit I‘m so sad…. 2w
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit oh I'm sorry! Not a lot of people signed up, so let me see what I can do. Would you have wanted to send US only or international? 2w
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Chrissyreadit I would send whereever 2w
Chrissyreadit I will send everyone 2w
DebinHawaii @Chrissyreadit I think @Catsandbooks is going to add you but if for some reason not, I have your address & put you on my list. 😘❤️ 2w
Chrissyreadit @DebinHawaii you are so sweet!! She did message me! I‘m glad you are willing to add me 😘 I love getting cards and sending cards. 2w
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Congratulations on this huge accomplishment Lynn!!! 🎉 💕 🎉 💕
Thanks for hosting! #300kBirthdayGiveaway

The tagged book has been on my list for awhile.

wanderinglynn Thanks! 😘 And thanks for entering! 3w
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New Year | Juli Zeh
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1. End of January I take down my Christmas stuff and put up Valentine's decor. I like to stretch the season.

2. Probably snow. But since I'm in the south I'm learning to appreciate the beauty of rain storms.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView 🤍❄️💙🌧 Thanks for playing 3w
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Remember in grade school when you'd exchange valentines with all your classmates?
I'm hosting a #ValentineCardSwap 💕

The only requirement to send is a Valentine card. It can be store bought or homemade. Bookmarks, stickers, or a piece of candy are welcome but not required.
You can send US only or International!

Sign up until Jan 10th
Send by Feb 1st

Sign up: https://forms.gle/qK56VVwiEf1kHPsc6

Pageturner1 signed up! 💝 4w
ChelseaM6010 Signed up! 4w
DebinHawaii I signed up yesterday. Thanks for hosting! 🤗 4w
bcncookbookclub Signed up! Thanks a lot! 4w
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Sew Retro | Judi Ketteler
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🎨2023🎨
January's theme: RETRO

Remember this year we are doing prompts that are up for your interpretation! Whatever kind of craft you do, use the prompt to spark ideas!

As always I want to see any craft you're working on, so continue to tag me (@catsandbooks) with your projects!

If you'd like to be added or removed from the #LitsyCrafters tag list let me know...⬇️...

Catsandbooks And join the discord server for more craft talk: https://discord.gg/CfkC8T32uf 1mo
Catsandbooks Ideas to get you started - think of things that are older or maybe from your childhood.
* Video games
* Shows or movies
* Toys/games
* Vintage clothes
* Music
* Books
* Patterns
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Clwojick Oooo. Excited for this one! 1mo
Clwojick Are you posting the list for the whole month ahead of time, or just one month at a time? Just wondering, so I can plan ahead ☺️ 1mo
Catsandbooks @Clwojick you mean all the themes for the whole year? 1mo
Soubhiville I‘m about to do a LEGO set I got for Christmas, that feels pretty retro! I‘ll try to remember to post 🙃 1mo
TheSpineView I need to get my paints out. I had to put them away to make room for Christmas 🎄 🎨 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Hi! Can you tag me for this? I‘d love to give it a try! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m excited 🎉 1mo
PaperbackPirate Fun prompt! Thank you for hosting for another year! 1mo
Allylu I‘m planning on painting a picture based on a photo of an ornament that belonged to my parents and is very retro. Also my painting instructor daughter went back to Virginia so it may not be great, but I‘m doing it!! 4w
Catsandbooks @OriginalCyn620 added you! 💕 4w
Catsandbooks @TheSpineView the holidays definitely take over some of that creative space 4w
Catsandbooks @Allylu you got this! 🙌🏼 4w
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Uganda | Kingsley Oghojafor
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✨2023✨
January we are visiting Uganda for #FoodandLit 🇺🇬

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit and tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news and would like to be, let me know. ⬇️

Catsandbooks Remember we have a running book list to help you find books for each country that anyone can add to! https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Q4R1xxFtwZSIkohqdNLdsEYQx7FJLsBJ2YN9YQ1tHY/...

We also have a Pinterest board with recipes to check out! https://pin.it/iTjaGyy
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DHill Please add me to the list! 1mo
Catsandbooks @DHill added you! 💕 1mo
IndoorDame I‘m feeling a bit overwhelmed with challenges right now. Could you take me off the tag list for a while please? 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I don't think I'll be able to keep up with this challenge this year- will you take me off the tag list please? 1mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!! So excited. Thanks for all your work! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉❄️🎉 1mo
ETALTON I would love to be added to the list! 1mo
Karisa I‘m ready! Trying to narrow down my book to read. So many look great for January. 😊 1mo
Catsandbooks @IndoorDame @CoffeeNBooks No problem! Removed you both. If you ever want to jump in for a month feel free to do so! 😊 1mo
Catsandbooks @ETALTON added you! 🎉 1mo
Catsandbooks @Karisa yes so many choices! I started A girl is a body of water. It's a bit hefty but I'm enjoying it so far! 1mo
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie It's gonna be a great year! 1mo
julieclair I don‘t think I‘ll be able to participate much this year, so I think you can take me off the tag list. Thanks, and I hope to be back next year, as I really enjoy this challenge! 1mo
Catsandbooks @julieclair no problem! Removed you 1mo
Chrissyreadit The list is very helpful! 1mo
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit yes I'm loving the list this year! 4w
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Merry Catmas | Amy Clare
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1. Zeke was not happy to be a reindeer 😂🦌

2. For new years eve we'll have yummy snacks, watch movies, and complete a new tradition with the burning of the wish pine cone we made on winter solstice. 🕯️

#wondrouswednesday Thanks for hosting this all year @Eggs ❤️

Wanna play? @CurvyCrochetGirl

Eggs You‘re most welcome 🙏🏻 and thanks for joining in! Kitty does not look happy ! 1mo
Ruthiella Yeah, that‘s not a happy cat! 😹😹😹 1mo
peanutnine 😹😹 he looks so mad 1mo
Catsandbooks @Eggs @Ruthiella @peanutnine he really was not that angry he just has a resting grumpy face 😂 1mo
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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Looking forward to a great reading year in 2023!
#newyearnewbooks

KateReadsYA Love your picks!! Hope you have an awesome new year 🤩 1mo
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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New Year #thisorthat

All are welcome to play! 🎉

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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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A New Year's "this or that" I made ✨

All are welcome to play! Please tag me and share! ❤️

Tagging some people to start things off?

Chrissyreadit 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😍 1mo
AllDebooks 😍🥂🎉🥳🎉🥂😍 Happy New Year, here's hoping for a good one. Thank you for the tag x 1mo
Eggs Thanks for the tag ❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag!! Happy New Year 🎈🎊🎆 1mo
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A Girl Is a Body of Water | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Clwojick Woohoo! Less than a week to go! 1mo
TheBookHippie Yippie!!!! ♥️ 1mo
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Well I did it y'all! It only took 4 hours... 😂 🙌🏼
#holidayfriends

annahenke This is fantastic! 1mo
BookKenz Love it! 1mo
catiewithac Amazing! 🤩 1mo
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Deblovestoread So cool!! 1mo
JenReadsAlot Love it! 1mo
Ruthiella So cute! 😍 1mo
Clwojick This is so fun! 1mo
TheBookHippie OMG ♥️♥️♥️♥️😍 BRAVO! 1mo
slategreyskies Love this!! 👏👏👏 1mo
Ann_Reads Wow!!!!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, I‘m impressed! If I had tried this, it would have looked like a 4 year old did it. 1mo
WJCintron Merry Christmas 🎁🎄😃❤️🙏✨I LOVE it! FRIENDS is my favorite sitcom ever!!! 🥹😍🤩 1mo
julesG Bravo! This is so cute! 😍😍 1mo
Liz_M Only 4 hours? This would take me four days! 😂 1mo
PaperbackPirate 😍🐈‍⬛☕️🗽👏👏👏👏 1mo
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Going to attempt to make this! We'll see how it goes!
#holidayfriends

TheBookHippie 👩🏻‍🍳♥️ 1mo
wanderinglynn How fun! 1mo
Scochrane26 That looks cool! 1mo
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I have lots of baking in my future! 🍞🧁🍪
❤️🎄❤️

Moonprismpower I just listened to Kim Joy on Depresh Mode podcast. She didn‘t talk until like college! I liked her on the GBBS (edited) 1mo
Catsandbooks @Moonprismpower wow! I really liked her on bake off too! I love everything she posts on Instagram. It's just so cute and fun! 1mo
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Santa Paws | Nicholas Edwards
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Everyone gets stockings including the furbabies! Toys and treats for all! ❤️

#holidayfriends

TheBookHippie Awe!!! I love it!!!! 1mo
Andrew65 Love these 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 1mo
RedxoHearts Those are cute! We've always put one up for each of them as well 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww sweet!!! 🐶❤️ 1mo
Liz_M Merry Christmas! 🎄 1mo
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The Christmas Dog | Melody Carlson
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Please enjoy my pup, Zola, helping to unwrap my #jolabokaflod present! 😂 She was very excited to shred the wrapping paper!

#holidayfriends

TheBookHippie OHMYWORD. I‘m in love. 🐾♥️👋🏼baby!! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon That face!❤️ 1mo
CBee Oh my ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Andrew65 Bless 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 1mo
Leftcoastzen Awww!too cute!🐶great name! (edited) 1mo
Soubhiville Fun! My pup enjoys unwrapping presents too. Enough so that I was slightly worried about leaving her alone with the gifts under the tree this week and made her come to work with me every day 🤣. I hope there are gifts under your tree for her! 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Zola is adorable!! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Adorable!! 1mo
Catsandbooks @Soubhiville 😂 well I'm sure your pup enjoyed going to work with you! All my furbabies get stockings full of treats and toys for them to open! 1mo
RedxoHearts She is so cute!! 1mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Thank you so much Chelle for my lovely #jolabokaflod ❤️❄️🎄
I've been wanting this book for so long! I already broke into the caramel Santas and they are so gooooooddd! Thank you!!

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The Holiday Friend: The Modern Classic | Pamela Hansford-Johnson
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Remember to use the tag #holidayfriends for company and fun this weekend! @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Andrew65 have set up a wonderful space that is welcome to all who want or need it!

I will be around as well and plan to check in often!

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks, and thanks for sharing ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for sharing!! Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
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I've waited all year to say this! 🎄🎁🌟

Happy Christmas Eve Eve y'all! ❤️

TheBookHippie 🤣♥️ 1mo
AmyG Ha! Merry Christmas! 1mo
MoonWitch94 🤩 Merry Christmas! 1mo
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kspenmoll Enjoy your Christmas!!! 1mo
SconsinBookyBadger Happy Christmas Eve Eve to you!😁 1mo
fredamans Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
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4.5/5 ⭐️ I really loved these characters and the magic of this world. Only complaint is that there were multiple points that weren't wrapped up and it ended on a cliffhanger. There is a second book but it is not a continuation of the story but new characters in the same universe.

#FoodandLit Buddy Read Germany 🇩🇪

wanderinglynn That sounds frustrating. You‘d think the second book would close the loop on those open storylines. 1mo
Catsandbooks @wanderinglynn I'm hoping she continues the series more and will eventually close everything up 1mo
TheBookHippie I feel the same way!!! Ugh. 1mo
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Galatea: Short story | Madeline Miller
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3.5/5 ⭐️ I enjoy any mythology retelling, but was not familiar with Galatea. Such a sad story but Miller of course does it justice.

GondorGirl I read this when it was released only as an ebook. I'd totally forgotten there's a print copy now. Thanks for reminding me! 1mo
Catsandbooks @GondorGirl it was so pretty so it had to come home with me 😂 1mo
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Resting Scrooge Face | Meghan Quinn
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5/5 ⭐️ Cute short story with two grumps that find the magic of the season! ❤️

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4/5 ⭐️ Sweet story during Hanukkah with a cat and dog who help to make the holiday special 🕎 🥔🍎
And I made latkes with applesauce last night!! They were absolutely delicious and brought back wonderful memories of my gram making potato pancakes 🥰

Leftcoastzen Yummy! 1mo
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On Christmas Eve | Ann M. Martin
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My #jolabokaflod has arrived!! 😊🎄

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! That‘s from me! 1mo
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My Holiday Cards | Carol Lee Brunk
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More lovely holiday cards 🎄
#holidaycardswap

LibrarianRyan ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Texreader Thanks for playing! 1mo
Chrissyreadit How do I say cook and cleaning crew in emoji? 1mo
IndoorDame Thanks for the tag! 1mo
IndoorDame @Chrissyreadit I second that! Along with 📚of course, and some new 🍵flavors 1mo
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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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I've been looking to start a new tradition with wishes for the new year and I found this one that combines it with the winter solstice! ❄️

#midwintersolace #naturalitsy #wintersolstice

AllDebooks This is amazing, I love it. I'm gonna do it, too ❤️😊 1mo
Texreader What a great tradition to start!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 💙 1mo
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❤️ Yes I do. Depends on how I do the previous year. This year is 50 books.
💜I'm at 48 right now and I thinking with some short things I'll make it.
💙Eating good food. Watching tons of Christmas movies. Spending time with loved ones! 🎄

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Congratulations on reaching your goal! 1mo
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I went with some easy treats this week. Christmas cracker candy and puppy chow! 🎄
#LitsyCrafters

Bklover My two favorites. Cracker candy is simply the best snack ever created. ❤️❤️ 1mo
Catsandbooks @Bklover it really is so good! 1mo
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1. Nope. Staying home with hubby and the pets. 🥰

2. No. I miss having a white Christmas, but least living in MS I don't have to worry about slipping and falling on the ice! 🙅🏼‍♀️

Hope everyone stays safe with the widespread cold temps this week!!

#Two4Tuesday

Julie wanna play? @CurvyCrochetGirl

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and have a wonderful holiday!❤️🎄🎁 1mo
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Girl with the Red Balloon | Katherine Locke
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Hello #FoodandLit Buddy Readers! 🇩🇪

I'm quite enjoying this book! I like the different POVs and the magic. I have an idea of who's tampering with the balloons but we shall see. Thoughts on this one?

JenReadsAlot That castle is so amazing! 1mo
Lunakay I'm 100 pages in and like the overall idea and the magic so far. The German is quite bad though😅 1mo
Lunakay I'm also not a fan of Ellie...she seems a bit clichéd so far (shy, "sidekick" but so, so pretty) 1mo
Catsandbooks @Lunakay oh I'm sorry the German is bad. I thought Ellie got better as the story progressed but I definitely see what you mean in the beginning. 1mo
Lunakay @Catsandbooks oh please, don't be, it's hilarious 🤣 I secretly love noticing translation mistakes 🤭 Looking forward to the character growth then! 1mo
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Christmas cookies | Katherine M. Eakin
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Well my holiday plans have had a bit of wrench thrown in them...I hurt my back a few day ago. 😫 I've been resting & trying to get back to normal function. Normally I do the holiday baking & cooking on my own, but my husband has been so wonderful & helping out with everything. Today I'm doing a bit better so we baked cookies together! We made sugar cookies & peanut butter heath. Maybe this will be a new tradition, w/o the injury though of course!

kspenmoll Hope your back continues to heal! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I hope you feel better soon! 1mo
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5feet.of.fury Peanut butter heath sounds delish! Hope you are feeling better soon! 1mo
Dragon Wishing you a speedy recovery- take care of yourself 💐💚🐉 1mo
Catsandbooks @kspenmoll @CoffeeNBooks @5feet.of.fury @Dragon Thank all for the well wishes! 😊 1mo
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Midnight Cardinal Holiday Cards | Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
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More festive holiday cards! ❤️
#holidaycardswap

Catsandbooks @Liz_M thank you for the kind message you wrote in my card Liz! 💕🥰 1mo
LibrarianRyan So pretty 1mo
Liz_M Just showing my appreciation 🤗 I hope your back continues to feel better--don't overdo the holiday activities! 1mo
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BookwormAHN 😺😺 1mo
Catsandbooks @Liz_M Thank you! I'm trying to rest! 1mo
LocalTXLibrarian I‘m so glad you got my card! ❤️ 1mo
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I'm going to try and share all the Christmas treats I'm making this year! Also the featured craft for #LitsyCrafters is baking this month so remember to share all those treats with me! 🎄

Today I made butterbeer golden snitch rice krispy treats! ✨

Ann_Reads Wow! Looks fantastic. 1mo
LitStephanie Just amazing. 1mo
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Gingerbread | Rachel Cohn
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I'm going to try and share all the Christmas treats I'm making this year! The featured craft for #LitsyCrafters is baking this month so remember to share all those treats with me!

Today I made Lebkuchen, a soft German gingerbread with a sugar glaze on top. I made it for #FoodandLit 🇩🇪 and it smelled so amazing when making it. It uses lots of spices and orange and lemon zest so it's wonderfully fragrant!

#midwintersolace

Ann_Reads That sounds yummy! 1mo
Ruthiella Your house must smell awesome! 1mo
AllDebooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
TheBookHippie We make this yearly! 1mo
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Calm has an article and resources to take care of yourself during the holidays!

https://blog.calm.com/blog/holiday-expectations-science-behind-anticipation

#midwintersolace

TheBookHippie ♥️ 2mo
AllDebooks This is amazing, thank you for sharing x 2mo
Catsandbooks @AllDebooks I have a lifetime membership to Calm. I absolutely love it and use it every day. They have a lot of free resources at this link too! https://blog.calm.com/mindfulness-resources 2mo
bnp Thanks for sharing this! 1mo
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The Legend of the Christmas Witch | Dan Murphy, Aubrey Plaza
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5/5 ⭐️ Such a wonderful and creative story that I can see being a yearly read! 🐧🎄

bnp Sounds fun. Is this a picture book? 1mo
Catsandbooks @bnp yes it is! 1mo
New Kid on the Book It looks cool! 1mo
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4.25/5 ⭐️ Friends is one of my favorite shows of all time and Chandler is my favorite character so this was a must read for me! I knew Matthew struggled with addiction but I did not realize how terrible it really was. I hope he can stay sober and gets everything he wants in life.