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Cinfhen

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How??! It‘s been 81 days since my world was shattered. It‘s been 81 days of pain, despair, heartache, fear, loss but also pockets of love, light and friendship. To everyone who has reached out to me, please know I‘ve seen your messages of support & prayers and I can‘t thank you enough. In these darkest days your rays of hope fill my heart. I honestly haven‘t read much since Oct7 but I still wanted to share my #Top23of23 👇🏼

Cinfhen and let you all know how much I appreciate seeing this tradition maintained. Much love to my co-host and dear friend @barbarabb for getting the party started and best wishes to everyone for peace, unity, wisdom and truth in 2024 🕊️🙏🏻☮️ #BreakTheHate #BringThemHomeNow 5mo
julesG 💖💖💖 5mo
CarolynM Still thinking of you each day💕 5mo
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Jari-chan Thank you for posting. Still sending you strength and love 🕯️♥️🫂 5mo
quietlycuriouskate It's good to see you again. Been thinking of you. 🕯️ 5mo
LeeRHarry You‘re in my thoughts Cindy. 💕 5mo
TheBookHippie ♥️🕯️♥️ 5mo
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 5mo
BkClubCare Thoughts of hope and peace 🕊️ 5mo
BethM Cindy I am sending you so much love and light. Praying for you (the collective). ❤️ 5mo
Librarybelle What a wonderful list! Thinking of you ❤️ 5mo
IndoorDame ♥️🕯️🕊️ 5mo
squirrelbrain Lovely to see you again - sending love and hope. A fair few of these books will be on my list too. 5mo
TracyReadsBooks A fantastic list. ❤️🕊️ 5mo
AnneCecilie Thinking of you ❤️ 5mo
Jas16 So wonderful to hear from you. I have thinking of you. Amazing list too. 5mo
marleed It made my day to see your handle as I scrolled down my feed this morning. Hugs to you! I think and pray for you daily. 5mo
BarbaraBB That‘s the best Christmas gift, you dropping in! Thanks for sharing your books, and for reaching out. Thinking of you in these dark dark days 💜☮️🕊️ 5mo
JenReadsAlot Thinking of you and wonderful list! 5mo
julieclair This is a great list! Continuing to pray for you, for peace in your heart, and peace in this world. 🕊️🙏☮️❤️ 5mo
sarahbarnes So wonderful to see you here. I think of you a lot. ♥️ 5mo
Ruthiella Wonderful to have you back, if only for a little. ❤️ 5mo
MaureenMc Hello! So glad to “see” you. Continuing prayers for you and yours. 💗 5mo
Deblovestoread Thank you for checking in and sharing your #Top23of23. As always we have lots of books in common and I see a few I need to check out. Continuing to send light and prayers for peace. ❤️ 5mo
dabbe So glad to “read“ you again! You've been in all of our thoughts. Here's to hope and healing in 2024. 🤩 your list, too! 💙💙💙 5mo
jlhammar What a wonderful surprise! You have been missed. So glad you were able to share your top reads. 5mo
LeahBergen So glad to see you here again, Cindy. I‘ve missed you! Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Kristy_K A pleasant surprise to see your post! We‘ve missed you here. 💙 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Joining in with everyone else to say it‘s lovely to see you here! You‘re in my thoughts ♥️♥️ 5mo
Read4life I was so happy to see your post. Continuing to send prayers, love and positivity your way. 💙💙 5mo
CBee Love to you, Cindy ♥️ 5mo
TrishB Lovely to see your post ❤️❤️ we have books in common ofc. Take care. 5mo
Megabooks Glad to see you post this! 💜💜💜💜💜 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Just popped over to see if you had posted recently. You are in my prayers. ❤ ❤ ❤ 5mo
sblbooks So glad to see you back on Litsy. Great list. I'd loved Beyond That, The Sea and The Gown. I'm looking forward to reading No Two Persons in January. 💙 5mo
Christine Thank you for sharing this - continuing to send good thoughts your way. ❤️ 5mo
CatLass007 I have missed seeing you on Litsy. It‘s good to take a break and then come back with a fresh perspective. My break ended up lasting about three years. It seems like you are tougher than I am because you posted just a few days ago. Don‘t rush yourself and definitely don‘t let anyone else rush you. And that doesn‘t apply only to Litsy, it applies to life. Prayers, hugs, and positive thoughts are on the way to you.🙏🏽🥰❤️ 5mo
rockpools I‘d missed this! So glad to see you, Cindy. Much love to you all. 5mo
kspenmoll Happy to see you posting- sending you live & hope. 🙏💙😍 5mo
Bookwormjillk Happy to see you here. I think of you often 🕊️❤️ 5mo
Bklover I just saw this, my friend! Continuing to send love and prayers for you💙 5mo
TheQuietQuill Please know that you are in my prayers, Cindy. Much love to you all and know we are all thinking of you ❤️ 4mo
robinb Thinking of you, Cindy and sending love and hugs. 4mo
BarbaraJean Just stopped by to see if you‘d checked in recently—so happy to see this post! You‘ve been on my mind and continue to be in my prayers. Sending love to you! 💜💜 Thank you for sharing your best-of list—so many of these are on my TBR but I haven‘t picked them up yet! I‘ll be moving several up the list 😊 4mo
GlassAsDiamonds Thought of you a lot in the last months. Hope to see you back online some time soon, I missed chatting even though I was the AWOL one. All my very best 💛 3mo
CarolynM Sending love to you, Cindy💕 6d
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Hi! I just wanted to let you all know how much I‘m appreciating your stopping by & leaving me words of love & support. I‘m missing my Litsy family but I just don‘t have the mental capacity to read, comment or share, right now. I did not author the message above but it really summarizes how I‘m doing. I‘m emotionally trying to prepare myself for the next phase of this war, which will only bring more loss of lives & MORE antisemitic vitriol. 💔

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TrishB We all totally understand, I think we all wanted a way for you to know we‘re thinking about you and missing you ❤️❤️ I‘m not expecting any responses, but want you to know you‘re not forgotten. 7mo
MaureenMc 💗💗🙏🙏 7mo
RebelReader Just listening to the news here in the US and am so concerned about Hezzbollah attacking Israel and I feel many of the same emotions you are feeling as a human being in the world. I continue to pray for all and appreciate you just letting us know you are safe even if all you can say is “I‘m still here”. I think of you every single day! 💙🇮🇱💙🇮🇱 7mo
julesG What @TrishB said. We're thinking of you and missing you! I'm following your posts on IG. ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Jari-chan ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🕯️🕯️ 7mo
Cinfhen @RebelReader Hezbollah is a real threat and im actually terrified. Their weapons have the power to inflict serious damage. I honestly don‘t see how Israel can protect its citizens from a two front battle 😭and then there‘s Syria another friendly neighbor 😩 war sucks! While some countries and governments get rich the innocent civilians on all sides suffer. 7mo
Cinfhen I miss you too @TrishB @julesG @Jari-chan @MaureenMc And appreciate the hugs & prayers 💙🤍💙🤍 7mo
JenReadsAlot You remain in my thoughts ❤️ 7mo
Megabooks You know I‘m with you all the way! 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
rockpools Hi Cindy. Just echoing @TrishB - missing you, thinking of you, and sending love and strength (and Sunday flowers 💐). 7mo
TheBookHippie ♥️ holding you in my heart 💙🇮🇱 7mo
Mollyanna Sending love, support, hugs…. 💙💙💙. 7mo
Gissy 💙 💙💙 7mo
Anna40 ❤️ 7mo
TheBookgeekFrau Keeping you and your family in my heart 💙💙💙 7mo
sarahbarnes Thinking of you, worrying about you, missing you here and sending you love. ♥️💔 7mo
Librarybelle Thank you for posting. As @TrishB said, you‘re not forgotten. My heart breaks for what you are going through right now. Thinking of you. ❤️ 7mo
squirrelbrain Thank you for posting. As you can see, everyone misses you on here but we understand why you can‘t post / interact. Sending love. ❤️ 7mo
CBee Still sending you all my love ❤️ 7mo
Bookwomble Whenever I hear a news report, I think of you and your family, Cindy 💖 Totally understandable that you need to reserve your emotional energy 💙🤍💙 7mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for dropping in. It is not the same without you. However I‘m with you and your family in my heart. 🩷 7mo
Ruthiella Thank you for letting us know how you are doing. Your presence is greatly missed. ❤️ 7mo
Cortg Thinking of you every day as I read the news. Please take care of yourself. ❤️ 7mo
andrew61 Take care Cindy. Hope you and yours are safe. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for checking in with us!!! We all miss you, but completely understand that you only have so much bandwidth in your brain to deal with all the tragedy and complications going on!! Praying for you ❤ 7mo
Bookzombie ❤️❤️ 7mo
tpixie Praying for you, your family, and the children, women , & men affected. ❤️‍🩹 🇮🇱 We stand with you. (edited) 7mo
Chelsea.Poole So good to hear from you. Stay safe! I‘ve been thinking of you. 7mo
BookwormAHN Keeping you and your family and your country in my thoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
quietlycuriouskate It's so good of you to think of us booknerds still when you have so much awful stuff to deal with. Been thinking of you this week. ❤️ 7mo
dabbe Do whatever you need to do to keep going. We are keeping you and your loved ones in our daily thoughts. 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
Dragon Stay safe ❤️ 7mo
Read4life Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for updating us. 💙💙 7mo
Kristy_K Thank you for checking in! We miss you and understand. Thinking of you daily. 💙 7mo
BookNAround I think of you all the time and everyone facing this terror at close range. There just are no words even close to adequate. 7mo
LeahBergen Sending love to you each day, Cindy. 💙💙 7mo
Deblovestoread I think of you and Israel daily. I pray minute by minute and although my audience is small, my voice is loud when speaking out about what is happening. Thank you for taking time to check in. You are loved and missed greatly. 💜 7mo
mom2bugnbee We don't know each other well, Cindy, but I want you to know that I've been following your journey (appreciate you sharing) & praying daily for the people of Israel. Thankful that you & yours are safe and praying for peace to come quickly. ❤️‍🩹 7mo
DivineDiana Sending so much love to you and your family. In my heart every day. ❤️ 7mo
Caroline2 Thinking of you and family so much. Sending all my love and prayers to Isreal. 💙 7mo
Larkken Good to hear you‘re well and safe! 💕 7mo
CarolynM Thinking of you and sending love love, as always ❤️ 7mo
marleed Everyday, I specifically stop and pray for you, your family, and the country you love - and for those so mercilessly killed and abused on 7Oct. 7mo
JessClark78 💙💙 7mo
Centique So much love for you and your family Cindy. 💕 All the prayers for your safety and the safe return of the hostages. Your posts here and on IG this week have been so insightful and have helped me learn. 💕 7mo
Bluebird Thinking of you and praying all stay safe! 💙 7mo
Cinfhen Sadly today at 11:30am Israel has been forced to hold a viewing for the foreign press corp who are demanding to see the raw footage obtained from Hamas body cams depicting the savagery and brutality of the massacre they committed. It‘s a new form of torture for the families of the victims, survivors and hostages. It‘s a new form of Holocaust denial 👇🏼
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Cinfhen Why does a country need to prove the atrocities that were committed yet the world instantaneously reported that Israel hit a hospital in Gaza without any proof, which was in fact a BOLD LIE. Propaganda war is on full display 😭 @thebookgeekfrau @sarahbarnes @andrew61 @thearomaofbooks @jenreadsalot @mollyanna @bookwomble 👇🏼 7mo
Cinfhen Sometimes you need humor to keep from crying, so amongst friends & family we‘ve been asking “who do you know that would hide you in their attic?” It‘s twisted but a real eye-opener too. Anyway I‘m happy to report I lead the scoreboard 😘I believe you all would take that risk @quietlycuriouskate @megabooks @barbarabb @deblovestoread @librarybelle @thebookhippie @cbee @bookwormahn @chelsea.Poole @tpixie @bookzombie @squirrelbrain 👇🏼 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the Sunday 💐 @rockpools They brought me great joy , as did all this outpouring of 💙 @Bluebird @Centique @JessClark78 @marleed @CarolynM @Larkken @Caroline2 @DivineDiana I‘m trying to remain respectful and considerate to everyone‘s opinions while still sharing my truth.👇🏼 7mo
Cinfhen Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to do so @mom2bugnbee @LeahBergen @BookNAround @Kristy_K @Read4life @Dragon @dabbe @Cortg @Ruthiella @Gissy @Anna40 🕊️🫶🏼🕯️💙May truth, love, light and peace prevail 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽 7mo
Cinfhen More food for thought today @MaureenMc @RebelReader @TrishB @julesG @Jari-chan 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽😘🙏🏻 7mo
Jari-chan @Cinfhen It just keeps getting worse and worse and I'm out of words. I know I can't find the right words for you in this situation. But there are a lot of feelings and my heart is with you and all the people suffering 💔 7mo
Cinfhen @Jari-chan THANK YOU 💙 I‘m already waiting for “I only counted 31 beheaded babies, not 40 so um, yeah that‘s a lie” or “I only saw one ENTIRE family burnt alive, the other 3 dozen ONLY had SOME family members incinerated so um yeah, more lies” The level of bias is beyond imagination. And it‘s actually really painful. So people like you are honestly giving me hope for our future world 🙏🏼 7mo
Simona War, on all fronts, is a vicious game with no rules and I‘m so sorry that you have to fight for your truth … Please, check yours GR mail box. 7mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you posted here. You are living through hell right now and it can be survival to check in to a space where many people love and care about You and Israel. I am having to agree more and more that anti semetic behavior and actions are more subversive than i realized and cannot wrap my head around it. I genuinely know that history has not been accurately taught. I talk with my friend quite a bit trying to wrap my head around it. 7mo
Chrissyreadit Your updates and information help quite a bit. I just wish (like everyone) it was not necessary. Please stay healthy and take good care of yourself. Sending love. 7mo
CBee @Cinfhen I absolutely would take that risk. It‘s something I‘ve thought about quite a bit - I‘d do it in a heartbeat 💗 7mo
Librarybelle So horrible. 💔 I have no words, and I think I‘ve said before I cannot imagine. There is so much propaganda in war, and truths seem unbelievably hard to separate from what other parties want everyone to believe…my only knowledge of that is my history studies. I‘m so sorry and heartbroken that you are living through this now. Thank you for sharing. We are here for you! ❤️ 7mo
youneverarrived Thinking of you 🤍 7mo
MaureenMc Thank you for continuing to share what we need to hear. I‘m glad Litsy can provide some hope for you. 💙 7mo
Read4life @cbee I‘m with you. I‘d take that risk too. Sending so much love to you @Cinfhen 💙💙 7mo
CBee @Read4life ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
BarbaraJean Thank you for checking in—it‘s good to hear from you! Continuing to pray for you & your family, and all those affected. Sending love and prayers for peace and comfort. 💙 7mo
quietlycuriouskate Cindy, if it ever comes to your hiding in my attic, please know that there will be books, flowers, and the best food from my table. Might get a bit crowded though. 😟 7mo
sblbooks Standing with Israel💙 I'm glad you were able to post on here so we know that you're safe. I can't imagine what it must be like for you having to live through all this.🙏 7mo
Monica5 Glad you checked in with us. Continued prayers for you and Israel. Also for families that have lost loved ones.bc of Hamas Terrorists. 🇮🇱💙🇮🇱 7mo
TrishB I don‘t have an attic, but I‘ve checked out a space in the shed (also my attempt at dark humour ❤️). Sending love and hugs as always. Xx 7mo
Christine Thank you for these check-ins, even as I‘m so sad to hear about all you‘re enduring. The ignorance, prejudice, and hate are so heartbreaking. Sending many prayers and good thoughts your way. ❤️ 7mo
Suet624 Cindy, I‘ve been trying to think of what to say to you for 20 minutes now. My heart is so heavy. The only think I know is that you and your loved one are always on my mind. When will there ever be a peaceful moment in this world? (edited) 7mo
Bklover I just saw this- I didn‘t know you‘d posted again- sending love and still praying for you all. 🇮🇱💙 7mo
peaKnit I am so sickened by the Hamas, the depravity. It‘s just beyond comprehension. I am so sorry and I‘m praying for you and yours. 7mo
Lizpixie Words fail me right now. Stay safe, know you are loved & we are all praying for you. Come back to us when you can. 🇮🇱💙💙💙💙💙 7mo
Rissreads Thinking of you. Stay safe ♥️ 7mo
sblbooks I was just watching the news as Israel is entering Gaza, and had you on my mind. Praying for the troops and everyone's safety. 💙 7mo
LeeRHarry Continuing to think of you Cindy 💕 I spoke to a friend of mine today over in Israel - still in disbelief and living day to day not knowing what the future brings 💔 this community is always here for you. 7mo
Cortg I hate everything that‘s going on right now. I think of you every day as I hear/read the news. Stay safe. Thank you for checking in. 7mo
rockpools Hey, Cindy. Thinking of you and yours today. 💕 7mo
Bklover Thinking of you today and every day❤️🇮🇱💙 7mo
quietlycuriouskate Just stopping by to say...what? I don't even know anymore. Thinking of you, anyway. 7mo
Amiable 💔❤️‍🩹 7mo
Anna40 Just checking in to say Hi and to see how you‘re doing. Thinking of you and I pray this war ends soon. Stay safe. My thoughts are with you. 💙🤍🇮🇱 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending much love 💙🤍 7mo
robinb Cindy, sorry I‘m just now seeing this. I think of you so often and can‘t begin to imagine all that you‘re going through. Sending prayers for safety, health, comfort and peace. Thank you for the updates as you can share. Love you 💞 7mo
JenReadsAlot Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you 💕 7mo
CarolynM Just dropping by to say I‘m thinking of you. Much love💕 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love 💙 🇮🇱 🤍 miss you 7mo
Suet624 Thinking of you.... 7mo
LeeRHarry Still thinking of you and yours Cindy 💕 7mo
Bookwomble 💖 7mo
BkClubCare Thinking of you 6mo
Cortg I hope you‘re well. 6mo
Bluebird Just wanted to drop by to let you know I‘m thinking of you and hope you and your loved ones are safe! 6mo
Elizabeth2 Sending you support from the US. 🇮🇱 The voices of hate may be loud, but supporters outnumber them. ❤️ 6mo
LeeRHarry Still here thinking of you and yours Cindy. 💕 6mo
sblbooks I hope you are well, I was thinking about you today. 💖 6mo
Kristy_K Thinking of you. 💙 6mo
Ruthiella Hi Cindy. Thinking of you. 💜 Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah 🕎 (edited) 6mo
TheKidUpstairs Thinking of you ❤️ 5mo
Captivatedbybooks Thinking of you and praying your family and you are well. 5mo
CoffeeK8 Hi, thinking of you and your family. 5mo
Catsandbooks Cindy I am just seeing all of your posts now. I had no idea you are so close to these atrocities, my heart breaks for you, your country, and your people! Sending love and strength. Thank you for sharing when you are able. ❤️ 5mo
Bklover I miss you here. 5mo
rockpools Miss you, Cindy. Hope you and yours are all safe and well. Much love. 5mo
kspenmoll Cindy, please do what you & your family needs. We are always here, anytime. 💙🙏🥰 5mo
BookBabe Ditto what @kspenmoll & @rockpools said! Praying for you and yours. 🙏🏻❤️ 3mo
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If you have not publicly condemned Hamas and those who are rallying in the streets celebrating, cheering & chanting “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free” then you are supporting a group whose ONLY desire is the destruction of Israel & the annihilation of the Jewish People. This is NOT about resistance at any cost. The citizens of Gaza are being oppressed by their own “government”. Now is not the time to remain silent 👇🏼

Cinfhen 200 innocent civilians are being held captive in Gaza!!! Try to imagine what it would take to put a bullet in a pregnant woman‘s head, slice open her stomach, remove the fetus and leave a knife in its womb. And now imagine what they are doing to our innocent children, babies, women currently in Gaza?!! Are you as sick as I am?! 7mo
Cinfhen Trust me, if you entered Gaza waving a flag for LGBTQ+ or dared walked in the streets openly holding hands with your same sex partner - you‘d be castrated & executed. If you entered Gaza to speak out for Woman‘s Equality, your tongue would be slit. If, as a woman you dared show your hair or face uncovered you‘d be publicly flogged and your family would be shamed. Your lives do not matter to the radicals living in Gaza. 7mo
Cinfhen The people of Gaza are suffering by their own people‘s hands. Israel is not their enemy. If you believe the lies, you‘ve been sold the biggest heap of crap 7mo
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Simona I can hear you, and I see you … but I don‘t have the words anymore 💔 7mo
Cinfhen @Simona I know! I know! Sadly, it‘s so hard to find the words. But I‘m done trying to be a voice of reason. I shouldn‘t have to explain to people that chanting for the destruction of the ONLY Jewish homeland and the annihilation of a Jewish race is not ok. There is no justification. I‘m so sad, that people I admired don‘t seen to understand this. I believe you have my email ? Let‘s stay in touch. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Couldn‘t agree more. This last week has been eye opening and heartbreaking. But I will always respect your needs to take care of your own mental health first. If people cannot stand to hear your truth, then it‘s okay to step away. 😢 7mo
Cinfhen Ahhhh!! I‘m feeling so much love @BarbaraTheBibliophage I know who has my back 😘 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh Cindy, yes. It seems I‘m getting into more and more discussions about this. How many times can you repeat that it‘s not about a war on Palestinian civilians but on HAMAS, who couldn‘t care less about the people they‘re supposed to represent. Who use them as pawns and human shields. To imagine what the hostages are going through is not possible for me. It makes me physically I‘ll to try. My heart is breaking over and over 💔 7mo
Cinfhen Chrissy, you are one of my favorite people here on Litsy!!! Remember when I almost drank the perfume you sent me @CoffeeAndABook 😂😂😂 hug Zelda and let‘s keep in touch!!! 7mo
MaureenMc I echo other‘s sentiments- heartbreaking and incomprehensible. 💔 I‘m grateful for all you shared here, but understand your need to prioritize your own mental health. 💗🙏 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Yes, we‘ll keep in touch, Cindy! I still have your email! I will miss you so much on Litsy, but can understand if you need to step back. I wish I could do more than send a hug and my prayers and a gentle nudge from Zelda ❤️‍🩹 7mo
BarbaraBB I am with you Cindy and I so hope you‘ll stay on Litsy. We‘re your family too, we are here to listen. I do respect and understand whatever you think is best of course and we‘ll stay in touch no matter what. I miss you already 🤍 7mo
Cinfhen @MaureenMc @CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB I thought I could remain neutral/ I thought I could keep it together but the lack of empathy in general that I‘m seeing, not so much on Litsy but in the world is too much weight to bare. I don‘t want to be part of a community that can‘t speak up and show solidarity with the innocent Israeli people. You want to shout about Palestine, fine -but to dismiss the actions of Hamas - I will not stand silent (edited) 7mo
Christine You are so loved and valued here! We‘ve all benefited from your openness and courage this past week and your wisdom and insights over the years - thank you. 🙏 Will continue to send you good wishes and prayers daily. ❤️ 7mo
Cinfhen @Christine I‘m truly touched. Please try to stay in touch - it‘s people like you and all the others above who remind me that the world will right itself and truth will prevail. But it‘s going to be a long long road. 7mo
kspenmoll We love you & need your voice. It echoes in me whenever I see the news. We have benefited from your commitment to Litsy over the years, your insights regarding literature & life, your humor, openness. Know that wherever you are in these days we ate with you & sending live, light & hope.I am so grateful for the impact you have made on my life.💙💙💙 7mo
dabbe I am just heartbroken for you and for all Israelis, especially those who are just trying to live their lives in Israel. I thank you for the education; no one has been clearer than you. Hamas and the Palestinian people are NOT the same. You have made a difference, and your voice has been heard. I feel like I was just getting to know you here but understand that you need to take care of you. My email is below; I'd love to keep in touch. 💙🇮🇱💙 (edited) 7mo
dabbe crabbyabbe@protonmail.com 💙💙💙 7mo
sblbooks Litsy needs more people like you!💙 You have my full support. Do whatever is best for you. My e-mail is sblance@gmail.com I would hate to see you go, but I would like to keep in touch. I've linked my Goodreads below http://www.goodreads.com/friend/i?invite_token=ZDUyYmEzMmEtZTA2Yy00Yjk2LWE0ZGYtO... 7mo
Megabooks My dear friend, you know I have your back now and always!! Praying for you, your family, and those hurting in Israel and around the world!! 💙🇮🇱💙🙏🏻 7mo
TheBookHippie It‘s like simultaneously screaming into the abyss and slamming your head against the wall. I see you, we hold space for you and Tova once told me when I asked her how she handled Holocaust deniers- she said/says -let them die in their ignorance .. educate the young. 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
Kristy_K Thank you for all your posts, courage to speak up, and education you‘ve provided. I‘ve been sharing these with my friend and we‘ve been keeping your family and Israel in our prayers. 💙 7mo
dariazeoli @Cinfhen I support your choice if you decide to take a break - it‘s been a LOT this week even for those not at the door of what‘s happening. I agree with others who say you need to take care of you. 7mo
Chrissyreadit I know it is not your job to educate and handle opposing views- but i have been grateful for your posts knowing they are first hand. I hope you always know and feel how valued you are. I can only send love and care and hope you and Israel are safe. 7mo
BookwormAHN Thank you for your presence here. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. We will all be here for you if you need us 🧡 7mo
Cinfhen @dabbe @kspenmoll @sblbooks thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I really have no words left in me but what you have written above sustains me - I never thought I‘d feel the need to walk away from Litsy. @Kristy_K @dariazeoli @Chrissyreadit @bookwormahn find me on IG , StoryGraph let‘s not let our mutual love of reading, books & friendship slip away. Right now nothing but the love from friends is keeping me going - thank you xxx 7mo
Cinfhen @TheBookHippie YOU NEED to be the beacon- keep shining your light 💙🤍🕊️ 7mo
Cinfhen @Megabooks it‘s not just now, but it‘s been years! You‘ve been a sister. You ARE a sister. I promise. My thoughts are headed to you xxxx keeping your situation in my heart too 💙 7mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen 💙🇮🇱 7mo
julesG I didn't write anything yesterday when I first read this post because I just didn't know what to write. I appreciate you and what you've done for the Litsy Family all those years. I understand your reasons for taking a break and I hope you're coming back and/or staying in touch. 💙 7mo
jenniferw88 Echoing what others have said, as I can't put it as eloquently. Just know that I am thinking of you and everyone in Israel frequently and that I'd like to stay in touch. I believe we have each other's email, but in case we haven't, mine is irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk 7mo
Simona I just left you a message on GR. 7mo
RebelReader I can understand having to take a break from Litsy(I did it myself for awhile) Although we have never met, I consider you a friend and I will always have your back even if it‘s virtually. Take care and be safe and when you‘re ready we will welcome you back with open arms. 🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱💙💙💙 (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen Hi @julesG I remember when we were #BirthdayFairies together! Litsy has always been my happy place but in the past week I‘ve started to feel less like a beloved member of the community. Not from anyone who has taken their time to show love and support @jenniferw88 @RebelReader but sadly from the many who always shared comments with me but have been deeply SILENT since last Saturday. I am who I‘ve always been & I offer no apologies.👇🏼 7mo
Cinfhen I will 💯 stay in touch and I‘m open to returning to Litsty when the time feels right. 💕💕💕💕 7mo
TrishB I hope the time is soon, but I‘ll be keeping in touch elsewhere ♥️ 7mo
Oryx I hope you stay (or come back when it feels right). Sending my love ❤️ 7mo
Cortg Take care of yourself. Take the breaks that are needed. You have a community of book people who love you and we‘ll be here when your ready. In the meantime, I‘ll be thinking and praying for you, your family, your friends and Israel. 💕 7mo
eanderson 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 7mo
Bookwomble I can't really understand how it must feel to be so close to such atrocious events, Cindy. It's such a terrible, traumatic time. Focusing yourself on you, your family and your community is such a priority. Wishing for your safety, hoping for peace, sending you love 💖 7mo
BarbaraJean You have been in my thoughts and prayers so often in the past week. I will miss your voice here on Litsy as you step away—I see you as a beloved member of this community!! But I absolutely support you doing what you need to take care of yourself at this time. You and your family, and your country as a whole, will continue to be in my prayers—for safety and comfort, and for peace, as far off as that may seem. 💙💙 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for all that you share and all the effort you've put into this community, Cindy!! I haven't been on Litsy much lately because of life, but I always like to check in on you and look forward to your posts. I've been heartbroken by the news coming from Israel and horrified to see the responses of many people. Praying for you - let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. ❤ 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Thank you for sharing your stories here. I have been thinking of you and all those impacted by these horrible crimes during this difficult time, especially the hostages and families. Such a hard time, and I can only imagine how you‘re feeling. I would hate to see you go from us here but understand the need for a break. 🩵🤍 7mo
TheBookgeekFrau I'm sorry to see you go; and that words of love and support weren't louder than the silence. May you and your family stay safe 🙏🏼🕯️💙🤍💙 7mo
Caroline2 Thank you for sharing, I have found it shocking and disgusting the journalism here. We‘re not being told the whole story, just shown videos of poor Palestinians. I‘m staying away from FB. It makes my blood boil! No one spoke like this after 9/11 and America invaded Afghanistan. 7mo
Centique Oh goodness Cindy it has been so rough. I think what you have shared here has really been eye opening - although i have read enough about Hamas separately to know that they are not freedom fighters or representatives of all Palestine. I have been shocked to hear about content on social media that is very one sided and anti Israel and ignoring the fact that there are hostages lives to be saved here. I understand needing a break - we‘ll talk on IG💕 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🤍💙 sending you lots of love… 7mo
Cinfhen Hi friends, I wanted to jump on here and share something that occurred a little while ago. These are stories that aren‘t being shared but are probably occurring throughout the country and it‘s uplifting!
For the first time in 11 days, I drove to the main market where I usually shop. 95% of the workers are Israeli Arabs who live in the nearby surrounding villages.👇🏼
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Cinfhen As I was pushing my cart I saw an Arab employee named Yara, who is always smiling & exchanging pleasantries with me. Today in Hebrew she asked how I was. I shrugged & replied in my broken Hebrew “not great.” Again in Hebrew she said, “ You are strong but together we are stronger. Arabs & Jews as one we are victorious” and then I burst into tears and she patted my back and handed me a tissue. All in the cleaning product aisle 👇🏼 7mo
Cinfhen with other customers looking on. This is another side of the Israel. Many many Arabs live peacefully with their Jewish neighbors. We are both Israeli citizens. We are both in this together. Rockets are launched in their direction too. This is the Israel that Hamas hates.
Staying strong 💙🤍🇮🇱
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. 💙🤍💙🤍 7mo
julesG 💙 7mo
TheBookgeekFrau What a heartwarming shopping trip!! 🥰💙🤍💙 7mo
BarbaraJean Oh, what an absolutely lovely encounter. Thank you for sharing that with us! What a picture of hope and unity in the midst of all this. 💙💙 7mo
Kristy_K That made me tear up. Thank you for sharing that. 💙 7mo
TheBookHippie 💙🇮🇱💙 beautiful 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
CoffeeAndABook ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹 thank you so much for sharing. It‘s endlessly good to hear this. It infuses hope into an agonizing and bleak situation. Thank you Cindy. Zelda and I both send our love 💙🤍🇮🇱 7mo
BookwormAHN That is so sweet and so true 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
sarahbarnes Cindy, I care and have been thinking about you so much and hope you will stay here and keep sharing your truth about the atrocities that are being done to your community and innocent people. You are right to remind me as I sit in America that I couldn‘t walk into Gaza with my partner and not be killed. 7mo
RebelReader Thank you for sharing this story. It gives me hope that Hammas will not win. 7mo
dabbe Your story gave me goosebumps, and it reminds me of the adage “United we stand, divided we fall.“ To live in this crazy 3rd rock from the sun, we all need to get along somehow. Stay strong. 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
TrishB Humanity and decency will prevail ♥️ we have to believe that. That‘s so lovely and I hope has helped your heart today. 7mo
Chrissyreadit Love will and must win. 7mo
BarbaraBB I am so happy you met some humanity today. May it be stronger than hate. Thank you for this beautiful story ❤️‍🩹 7mo
Caroline2 That is so touching. Thank you so much for sharing. ❤️ 7mo
kspenmoll Such a hopeful & loving encounter! (edited) 7mo
Librarybelle Thank you for sharing this! What a wonderful story. In dark times, it is often hard to see the good in humanity, and I am so glad you had an opportunity to experience something good. Stay strong. ❤️ 7mo
rockpools Just stopping by to see how you‘re doing. Thank you for sharing your stories ❤️ 7mo
Megabooks I‘m so glad you had that positive interaction! You‘re right; those stories are being silenced. May love be stronger than hate!!! 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
Christine So beautiful - thank you for sharing. I hope you have more and more of those moments each day! ❤️ 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much for sharing this!! ❤ 7mo
sblbooks I'm happy to hear that. Thanks for sharing.💙 7mo
Cortg Beautiful. As life should be ❤️ 7mo
CBee Amazing story ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Anna40 Also stopping by to see how you are holding up. ❤️ 7mo
squirrelbrain A lovely story Cindy. Shows that there is so much humanity out there. I read this the other day, which I wanted to share with you. https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/all/last-night-for-the-first-time-i-cried-4N0YSy... 7mo
Bluebird Thanks for sharing. ❤️ we need more love and understanding in the world! I hope you continue to have positive interactions that shine a light on the goodness that exists. 🙏🏻 7mo
CarolynM I will be thinking of you with love whether or not you are posting here💕 (edited) 7mo
Jas16 Missing you already on here but I hope you know you are in my thoughts. Sending ❤️ always. 7mo
Shemac77 I can‘t imagine how you must be feeling. Sending so much love and hope to you. It never ceases to amaze me how human beings can be so narrow minded and hurtful. It‘s people like you that show everyone the light. Sending much love and support from Nova Scotia. 💚💚 7mo
merelybookish Hi Cindy. Along with so many others, thinking of you at this time and hope you're doing whatever you need to do to take care of yourself. You are loved and missed.💕 7mo
britt_brooke Thinking of you, friend. 7mo
Larkken Social media is hard, particularly when you have the courage to share what you believe, and I have no idea if you‘re checking this one. Thank you for sharing your truths and your love with all of us. I hope you are well, and that all you love are safe. 7mo
AllDebooks It's so hard to process what's happening rn. I'm wishing for peace, my thoughts are with you and yours. Stay safe. Sending love ❤️ xx 7mo
CSeydel Thank you for sharing that story. Praying for you and all the victims of this needless violence. 7mo
LeeRHarry Continuing to think of you and yours Cindy 💕 xx 7mo
DivineDiana My dear Cindy, I have been in Bryn Mawr Hospital for 3 weeks and am still there receiving dialysis treatments. I was aware but did not know much about what was happening In Israel. This is my first opportunity to visit Litsy from my hospital bed. You and your family have been on my mind, and from your posts, I can see how horrible it is. Please know that I support you, pray for you and keep you in my heart. ❤️ 7mo
Cinfhen @DivineDiana I sent you an email. I hope it reaches you. I‘m so sorry to hear what you are going through. Stay strong 💕💕💕 I so appreciate your reaching out. 7mo
DivineDiana Thank you. I will check for your email. I love you. ❤️🥰🫶 7mo
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Since the news from Israel began pouring in last Saturday, October 7 - the only book I‘ve opened is the Tehillim, Book of Psalms. Sometimes words written more than 2500 years ago hold the most power. In these dark days, when hope is almost lost, I‘m finding tremendous comfort and solace through these ancient songs and laments. Im also feeling tremendous gratitude for my Litsy family who have reached out & sent me virtual hugs and love.

LeahBergen 💙💙💙 8mo
JenReadsAlot 💕 8mo
AmyG This is why we never forget. 8mo
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SamAnne I am so sorry. Such heartbreak. ♥️💙💜 8mo
Bookwormjillk 💙 8mo
Jari-chan Sending you strength and hope 🕯️💙 8mo
Cinfhen Scary times and for anyone who didn‘t believe that antisemitism was real, welcome to the world we‘ve been inhabiting @LeahBergen @JenReadsAlot @AmyG @SamAnne @Bookwormjillk @Jari-chan 8mo
sarahbarnes ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Megabooks Sending love across the miles always! Thankful for each check in from you, but praying for this to be over soon!! Hard to see such hate in the world. 💙🇮🇱💙 8mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘m so glad you‘re keeping us informed and finding the time to give updates. Thinking of you! 8mo
Cinfhen The scenes im seeing from central London are appalling!! I‘m literally sick to my stomach @Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole @Librarybelle @sarahbarnes it IS 💯 Nazi Germany 8mo
shawnmooney ♥️💔🤗 ♥️💔🤗 ♥️💔🤗 8mo
dabbe 💙🇮🇱💙 8mo
Cinfhen My heart can‘t take it anymore @dabbe @shawnmooney what is wrong with humanity??! 8mo
Mimi28 Sending love and positive vibes. I‘m so sorry you are going through this 8mo
Ruthiella I‘m glad you are able at least to find some comfort in the psalms. ❤️ 8mo
TheBookgeekFrau 💙🤍💙 🕯️ 8mo
youneverarrived ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
MaureenMc 💗💗🙏🙏 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔🙏🏻 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 💙🤍💙🤍💞 8mo
eanderson Psalms gives us beautiful examples on how to cry out to God. They help us with lamenting. Psalm 86 is one that I adore. My heart goes out to you, Cindy! You and Israel are in my thoughts and prayers!!! I pray for healing, protection, and justice for the evil acts. 🇮🇱🇮🇱💕💕💕✡️ 8mo
dabbe @Cinfhen My husband and I have been talking about this all week (I've been sharing your posts with him), and we both have asked that numerous times. Are these monsters social/psychopaths? Or did their past contribute to their heinousness? I don't think we'll ever have answers, so how to get through? I wish I knew the answer to that, too. I also wish I could give you a physical hug, so please know I'm holding you and your family in my thoughts. 💙 8mo
MallenNC Continuing to think of you. I am glad you can find comfort. ❤️ 8mo
kspenmoll Cindy my families hearts‘ remains with you & yours. I pray for protection for you all. Psalms make me feel unity with a bigger world In suffering & joy. (edited) 8mo
sblbooks I love the Psalms too. I'm glad you're finding comfort in the word of God. Still praying for all of Israel.💙 8mo
Bklover I will never understand antisemitism. It just makes no sense to me whatsoever. You haven‘t been out of my heart for a week. The people you are seeing do not represent us all. I do not understand such evil and never will. Still praying for your peace and safety. 🇮🇱💙 8mo
Bookzombie ❤️❤️ 8mo
TheBookHippie I agree. We had an issue last year with a teacher who was not willing to tell the Holocaust story because she didn‘t find it necessary and said it‘s not like that could happen. 😵‍💫 trying to explain to others that this is a reality and it will and can and does happen is like screaming into the abyss. This is just one example. @AmyG is correct this is why we never forget! 💙🇮🇱 and also say not so very long ago not so very far away. 8mo
TheBookHippie As long as humanity sees anyone different from self as “other” we will have these atrocities. 8mo
Daisey I didn‘t tag you in my book report this week as it just seemed irrelevant with everything else, but know that you are frequently in my thoughts and I so appreciate that you continue to share updates and information. 💕 8mo
Cinfhen At this point, I feel like I‘m preaching to the choir @Daisey @TheBookHippie @Bookzombie @Bklover @sblbooks @kspenmoll @MallenNC @dabbe @eanderson @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MaureenMc @youneverarrived @TheBookgeekFrau @Ruthiella @Mimi28 PLEASE know, for as long as my days will be - I will remember that there are still just and loving people in this world but I feel like my time on Litsy might be coming to an end 💔 7mo
CarolynM These are dark times and Litsy is, really, a trivial thing. But I believe that peace will come again and there will be better times ahead. As always, much love to you ❤️ 7mo
BarbaraBB My thought are with you all the time. That you have to go through this, have to witness this, it‘s inhuman. Please stay strong and stay in touch 🤍 7mo
Librarybelle I continue to think of you and cannot even begin to fathom the feelings and experiences from this terror. I so appreciate our friendship through Litsy. Know I am here for you. ❤️ 7mo
CuriousG I am not sure how to process all the truly horrific acts going on in the world right now, and that is with the benefit of being physically removed from them. Sending you love and hoping you can find strength. 7mo
Cinfhen You are all angels amongst us - thank you so much @CarolynM @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle @CuriousG it‘s people like you who DO give me hope xx💙🤍🕊️ 7mo
squirrelbrain I hope you feel that you can stay on Litsy Cindy, but know that we‘re all sending you love always anyway. ❤️ 7mo
MallenNC I hope you will stay on Litsy though I of course understand if it isn‘t helpful to you at the moment. I wish that things could “go back to normal” but u know that is not really possible. I‘ve really loved swapping book lists with you and have learned so much from you. 7mo
Cinfhen @MallenNC I‘d love to keep in touch - I believe you‘re on GoodReads? I‘m on IG cindyhenz and CindyH on GR. I‘ve enjoyed our swap lists as well 🩷 7mo
MallenNC @Cinfhen I am on Goodreads and will make sure we‘re connected. I will look for you on IG too. I‘m not very active on IG but account name is the same as here. 7mo
Cinfhen Great @MallenNC ♥️ 7mo
CBee @Cinfhen oh Cindy, I hope you don‘t leave Litsy. I understand and support you no matter what, though ❤️ I have your email and can always reach out that way to stay in touch. Holding you in my heart every day ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Cinfhen @CBee hold that email ! I‘m still hoping to one day host you here, in Israel. Peace will come 🤍💙🕊️ 7mo
CBee @Cinfhen I would love that! And yes, peace will come ❤️❤️ 7mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘m on Instagram the book hippie I think you still have my email! (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I will definitely stay in touch @TheBookHippie !!! Keep on spreading light & love & I still need to hear the Tova story 💙🤍🇮🇱 7mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen 💙🇮🇱 yes for sure! 7mo
Megabooks The first Bible reading at church today was from Psalms. I immediately thought of you!! During the ministerial prayer, we prayed for you all in Israel. I remembered you and your family personally, too. 💙🇮🇱💙 I hope E and A left safely. 7mo
Bklover Oh, Cindy I will miss you on Litsy but I will still keep in touch email and IG You were one of my first friends on Litsy and I treasure our friendship. You will remain in my prayers-please keep in touch. You already know my feelings. 💙🇮🇱💙 7mo
hes7 psalms are so good for all the emotions 💙🇮🇱 praying for you and Israel! 7mo
Cinfhen @Bklover we‘ve shared so much on & off Litsy❤️ you‘ve had dark days too. But we pick up the pieces, move on and become stronger. I‘m not there yet but with your support and friendship I know I‘ll get there too xx Thank You! 7mo
Cinfhen @hes7 prayers and faith are all we have sometimes. History has taught us. But the kindness and compassion of others can be a salve for the soul. Thank you for being there for me. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks The Psalms mean so much to me!!! I hope they comfort you. Psalm 42 is what came to my mind as soon as I saw your post. ❤ ❤ ❤ 7mo
Monica5 Psalms is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Continued prayers for you and Israel 🇮🇱 7mo
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Today felt like a day of action as opposed to reaction. All week my kids both here and from the states have been raising $ to purchase MUCH needed supplies for their friends who are about to go into battle. At great danger to themselves my son and another boy drove to deliver the items. They literally encountered 150:missiles overhead. Honestly, once again GD was watching over us. Stay safe everyone.

Anna40 Stay safe 8mo
Chrissyreadit I hope and pray you and your children will be safe. 8mo
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TheBookgeekFrau Bless them and may you all stay safe 🙏🏼💙 8mo
sarahbarnes So glad to hear they made it back safely. You must have been very proud and terrified at the same time. Keeping you all in my thoughts. 8mo
Bklover Oh, Mama. How terrifying for you. And how proud you must be of your children. I am so glad you are safe right now, and praying you stay that way. I‘m also praying your internet holds up- definitely don‘t want to lose contact with you! Still holding you all in my heart. ❤️💔❤️ 8mo
Bklover The sky photo is terrifying. 8mo
julesG Stay safe. I keep thinking of you. 8mo
TheBookHippie 💙 not a moment goes by I‘m not thinking of you all.. 8mo
Librarybelle That sky photo…oh my. Stay safe. Thinking of you. ❤️ 8mo
CSeydel 💙🤍💙🙏 8mo
Bookwormjillk How scary. I‘m glad they‘re back safe. I‘m sure they feel better after doing something to help, but I‘m sure that was terrifying for you. Thinking of you all. 8mo
JessClark78 Stay safe. ❤️🙏🏻 8mo
dabbe Your kids are why good will prevail. Sheer awesomeness. 🖤🧡🖤 8mo
Jari-chan Stay safe you all ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen I admit I was terrified @dabbe @JessClark78 @Bookwormjillk @CSeydel @Librarybelle @TheBookHippie @julesG @Bklover @sarahbarnes @TheBookgeekFrau @squirrelbrain @Chrissyreadit @Anna40 where I live, central Israel we really don‘t get missile barrages like that. I was naive enough when he said he wasn‘t going anywhere too dangerous 😳im just really grateful he was able to bring comfort to our friend, whose child will be on the front line 😔 8mo
Cinfhen PLEASE keep these parents and young men in your prayers 🙏🏼💙🤍🇮🇱 8mo
Cupcake12 Stay safe 🙏 8mo
BarbaraBB I think this is something Z needed to do and I am so proud of him and of you for letting him go 🩷 8mo
MallenNC I‘m glad your son was able to do this and return safely. Thank you for continuing to share with us. 8mo
sblbooks Thank the Lord he was able to get there and back safely. Prayers for all the Israelis on the front lines. 8mo
MaureenMc 🙏🙏🙏 8mo
Megabooks I‘m so glad Z was able to do that and help his friends physically and himself mentally. You‘ve raised great kids! 💙🇮🇱💙 8mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I am 💙🇮🇱 8mo
CoffeeAndABook 🙏🏼💙🤍💙✡️ 8mo
dabbe 🇮🇱💙🇮🇱 8mo
Chelsea.Poole 💛💛💛 8mo
Gissy Stay safe 💙 💙💙 8mo
LeeRHarry Continuing to think of you, your family and friends Cindy 💕 8mo
marleed I wish I could wrap a protection cloak around you, your family, and friends. I‘m 12 continuous days into watching tiny grandkids so I‘ve avoided news I‘d otherwise search out. Tonight I‘m embarrassed and humbled by how easily I protected my babies when your son did what he did today. May God protect you all. 8mo
Bklover I won‘t stop. Praying for you all. So proud of your son. Z? 🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱💙 8mo
DebinHawaii What an amazing young man you raised!💙Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. 💙🇮🇱 💙 8mo
Cinfhen Again & again…Thank you all! On Wednesday, I drove with my son about an hour each way to attend a funeral for his friend, a boy of 21, who was murdered on Saturday protecting Kibbutz Be‘eri. We had a lot of time to talk quietly in the car. And I asked Zach to forgive me, for uprooting him from the comforts of our home in America and to now alter his life forever in such a traumatic way. His response “ I thank you & daddy. 👇🏼 (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen “You brought me home. I understand now, what it means to have a homeland. I understand now what it means to fight for our survival. I love you both for giving me this gift.” He also said he‘s super worried for his friends, for what they have witnessed and experienced first hand. For the evils they have experienced and are still yet to face. He is terrified for their mental wellbeing- he‘s grappling with his own “luck” - he was only released 👇🏼 8mo
Cinfhen from his combat unit because of a problem with his eye, that disqualified him from continuing in his unit. He feels guilty that he‘s at home & most of his friends are about to defend our citizens with their lives. These are unimaginable times @DebinHawaii @Bklover @marleed @LeeRHarry @Gissy @Chelsea.Poole @dabbe @CoffeeAndABook @TheBookHippie @Megabooks @MaureenMc @sblbooks @MallenNC @BarbaraBB @Cupcake12 @Jari-chan 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽 8mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen 💙🇮🇱💙Our Light will outshine their darkness. 8mo
CarolynM I wish that words could do more for you, but know that I‘m continuing to think of you and to send love and hope through these terrible times. 8mo
Librarybelle Such a moving response from your son. He‘s contributing in his own way. ❤️ 8mo
Gissy @Cinfhen Your son has a great heart and he is already supporting his friends. Someone have to be there, waiting for them to support and hug them and his is doing that 💙 Beautiful words🙌💙💙💙 8mo
KarenUK So moving, hearing how your kids are helping, whilst going through unimaginable times. Thinking of you all, hoping with all my heart you all stay safe. Again, not sure even what say, but sending love. 8mo
Cinfhen Don‘t under estimate the power of words - both for the good and the bad. You my friends are using your words for the good xx @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle @Gissy @CarolynM @karenuk 8mo
Mollyanna You and your family are amazing! I hope that you continue to remain safe. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that your son‘s friends remain safe in the difficult times ahead for them. 💙 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you so much @Mollyanna 🫶🏼I am definitely proud of my kids - they give me some sense of hope for the future generations. 8mo
Bluebird I‘ve been away for a few days and am glad to see you are continuing to give updates! I continue to pray for the safety of you, your family and all in Israel. I hope this can soon end. 🙏🏻 8mo
dabbe @Cinfhen 💙🇮🇱💙 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Zach‘s response to you is making me 😥. So very meaningful and mature. 💞 8mo
kspenmoll What generosity & courage your son has- supporting his friends with his heart. Love to you & your family. 💙💙 8mo
squirrelbrain Your son sounds so mature - you must be so proud of him and all of his friends. Thinking of you all. 7mo
Cinfhen @Bluebird @dabbe @BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll @squirrelbrain I assure you Zach is not the only one stepping up - every citizen is doing whatever they can to support our young heroes from packing boxes of equipment and food, donating clothes, baking treats, gathering diapers and hygiene products for all those who have been displaced - my older son who‘s flight back to US was cancelled has been walking dogs for reservists- no one isn‘t acting 7mo
Kristy_K 💙💙 7mo
Magpiegem I‘m just catching up and wanted to let you know that you and your family have been on my mind everyday @Cinfhen Sending love, strength and support from my family to yours. Xxx 7mo
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I posted this singing intuitive several years ago but I think now, more than ever it needs repeating. Take two minutes watch the video and see the resilience of a people who will not be broken. The lyrics are so incredibly powerful and more relevant than ever. https://youtu.be/Vuh1-jDi7Qw?si=gOKocULMz6gLdxF2

Librarybelle Thank you for posting! ❤️ 8mo
Larkken Powerful. Thank you for sharing. 8mo
Caroline2 So powerful. Thank you for sharing. 8mo
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TheBookHippie 💙 8mo
dabbe Wow. 🖤🧡🖤 8mo
Cinfhen I find the words so relevant- from my thorns I bore flowers and now they grow from the ashes we rise- the people of Israel live 😭😭 I‘m so emotionally drained @Librarybelle @Larkken @Caroline2 @dabbe 8mo
Cinfhen I can‘t wait to hear your Tova story @TheBookHippie 🥰she sounds AMAZING 8mo
sblbooks This brought tears to my eyes😢 just beautiful! 8mo
Cinfhen I know @sblbooks seeing Holocaust survivors singing alongside their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - it‘s really powerful 🫶🏼🕊️💙🤍 8mo
kspenmoll 💙💙😢 8mo
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There‘s more I want to share but firstly EVERY person that has reached out to me, to see how I am, to offer support for the pain that was inflicted, to say I pray for your safety and for ALL that are affected- THANK YOU wholeheartedly. Your compassion doesn‘t mean you stand for one side or another side- you are showing up for humanity. And sadly, to those who I thought were my friends, your silence is deafening.

Magpiegem Sending love and strength at this absolutely heartbreaking time ❤️ 8mo
jenniferw88 Sending my 💓 too! 8mo
julesG Sending you virtual hugs! You are in my thoughts. 8mo
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Cupcake12 Thinking of you and all those affected ❤️ 8mo
youneverarrived Thank you for posting this. There are no words. Thinking of you and everyone affected. 8mo
CarolynM Thinking of you and sending love❤️ 8mo
Anna40 Sending love. How are your friends and family in Israel? How are you holding up? 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you all for taking the time to read my post and offer your words of comfort @Anna40 @CarolynM @youneverarrived @Cupcake12 @julesG @jenniferw88 @Magpiegem As the days pass, and we begin to hear directly from the survivors and their families it‘s really hard to process the world we live in. In 2 days I‘ve attended 2 funerals - for young men, 26 &21. Seeing their friends & families completely gutted, listening to their wails - it‘s a lot. 8mo
Anna40 I‘m so very sorry. My heartfelt condolences. 💕 8mo
Anna40 Please know even if this means nothing now that Israel and the Jewish people are not alone. In the German Bundestag yesterday every politician, even the right wing AFD, condemned the attack for what it is and demanded to freeze any payments to Palestinians which unfortunately go not as they say to schools and hospitals but weapons. Someone left flowers at our local synagogue and the solidarity with Israel event yesterday was packed. 8mo
rockpools Sending so much love to you and yours, Cindy. Thank you for keeping checking in, even with everything. Hugs. 8mo
Cinfhen @Anna40 yes, it does help knowing how much the world is supporting and waking up to the realities- and we are feeling less isolated. It‘s sad that it took an event of such horrific proportions but moving forward we need to remember and do better for our future generations. As always, thank you for reaching out♥️ 8mo
Cinfhen Rachel, I‘m trying so hard to not come across as preaching or being judgmental - I‘m honestly just wanting to share my experiences, as a Jewish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend currently living in Israel. @rockpools 8mo
Jess Cindy, your post is spot on. The politics are difficult, sure. But I stand for and have compassion for anyone going through this unspeakable tragedy. My heart breaks with every new account that is reported. I‘m so sorry that you have attended two funerals this week. Many hugs. 8mo
Librarybelle Thank you so much for sharing this. I fully admit my knowledge is very thin when it comes to the history of Israel, Palestine, and Gaza. Do you have any books that you recommend to learn a bit more? For me, knowledge is power, and I would really like to learn more. I continue to think of you, your family, and your friends. ❤️ 8mo
Bookwormjillk Cindy thanks for the update. I listened to a good podcast yesterday that basically said it‘s not a political stance to be against terror/weaponized rape/war crimes. It‘s astounding that these things are still happening in this world. My thoughts are with you. I appreciate your updates, and I am so sorry for everything that has happened. 8mo
rockpools @Cinfhen I get that, and that is what‘s coming across. It‘s heartbreaking, horrific and so much more. 8mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your losses. 💔💔❤️ 8mo
Anna40 I didn‘t know you‘re in Israel. Stay safe 8mo
Megabooks Cindy, I think about and pray for you (and all Israelis) each day!! It is incredibly hard watching so many suffer over there! How are your children? I hate that you have to worry about them as well. God be with you every hour of every day. Any more news from Z‘s old unit? The Psalm you posted on Insta was also the one my mom used for strength when she was battling polio as a kid. May it provide that much strength for you, too. All my love!! 💙🇮🇱 8mo
JenReadsAlot I cannot even imagine the reality of it... the news I have watched is just devastating. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts. 8mo
PathfinderNicole Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 💙 8mo
MallenNC The first thing I do when I log on here is check your feed. This is all so awful but I hope you keep sharing what you feel comfortable in telling us, if that continues to be something that helps you process. Sending love to you. I am glad you feel supported here on Litsy 8mo
CoffeeAndABook I continue to pray, read as much as I can stomach and talk to people about what‘s happening. I sometimes have to make myself stop agonizing over the fates of the abducted, it‘s just too horrific, it makes me physically ill. I stand with you every bit of the way!! My mom is also sending me palms to help find words of anguished prayer 😔💔✡️ 8mo
IndoorDame I‘m glad to see that you‘re safe. You‘re in my thoughts in all this 💙 8mo
JamieArc 💙🤍💙 8mo
jlhammar You've been in my thoughts, Cindy, and I so appreciate all you've been sharing. 8mo
Simona I‘m so sorry for everything you have been through this week … and yes, silence is painful, and a kind word is not a political stance. 8mo
sarahbarnes 💔💔💔 8mo
Cinfhen @Simona I honestly thought about you today - I thought about Bosnia and Herzegovina and how ignorant I was to the long-held siege. I pray the situation here does not escalate like the terrible Bosnian War. Wars and conflicts never help the innocent people. Thank you friend for keeping me in your thoughts 🩷 (edited) 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Cindy, still thinking and praying for you, for everyone who‘s lost a loved one, is fearing for a loved one, is in captivity. I‘m still devastated. Thinking of the hostages and what they‘re going through at this very moment is making me physically ill. I wish I could do more than send you my thoughts. My mom has also been sending me psalms to put words to anguished prayers 😔💔✡️ 8mo
Ruthiella The situation is heartbreaking. 💔 I am so sorry for you and everyone affected by this awful event. The world feels like it is on fire sometimes with all the hate and violence. 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m truly touched by this outpouring of concern 💜 it‘s really difficult to describe what it feels like to be so near to the violence but far enough away to have a (false) sense of security. We can hear fighter jets, we can feel vibrations from the incoming missiles either being intercepted by the Iron Dome or unfortunately the boom when it lands. Supermarkets are empty, we are being told to prepare bottled water and canned food. 👇🏼 8mo
Cinfhen My parents grew up in America, so they don‘t know what it‘s like to live through a war being fought on home-ground. My youngest son, is nearly 22 - he shouldn‘t have to be attending funerals of his friends, worrying about what his world will look in 3 months/ 6 months. Since Saturday his already lost 7 friends, one friend is missing ( either assumed dead or taken hostage) and several friends are wounded, including one who lost an arm. 👇🏼 8mo
Bklover Cindy, watching the news this morning I was thinking about your son. Still having access to everything happening with his old unit must be excruciating for him. Still here thinking and praying for you all 💔 8mo
Bklover Oh, I didn‘t see your post about him above! I‘m so so sorry. 💔 8mo
Cinfhen He‘s only 21. The youth of our country pay a heavy price. Military service is mandatory for boys and girls post high school. So when people say well it was a solider not a civilian who was killed or taken hostage , yes, technically it‘s true but the soldiers are our sons and daughters - they run to danger as an obligation to defend their country and its people. Heroic boys & girls @Jess @Librarybelle @Bookwormjillk @JessClark78 @JenReadsAlot 👆🏽 8mo
Cinfhen @PathfinderNicole @MallenNC @CoffeeAndABook @IndoorDame @JamieArc @sarahbarnes @Ruthiella @Bklover 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽 see all my comments above xx I think I‘m emotionally drained and Litsy truly has become a safe space for me🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼 (edited) 8mo
mrp27 Keep posting, keep spreading the word. Keep sharing your stories and your friends stories. Stay strong. Blessings to your son who has to witness such tragedy. 8mo
MaureenMc I‘m grateful Litsy can be a safe space for you. ❤️ Continuing prayers 8mo
TheBookgeekFrau Thinking of you and thankful to be part of this community that gives you a safe place to turn to ❤️🙏🏼 8mo
DGRachel You are right. The silence is deafening and I would like to apologize for my delayed response. I‘m glad you are currently safe and I hope that you continue to be so. 8mo
Cinfhen PLEASE @DGRachel don‘t apologize at all! I wasn‘t trying to make anyone uncomfortable- I think people feel like im not going to bother them, or what good will my heart emoji do ? but the truth is EVERY act of kindness feels SO HUGE right now - and knowing that an entire community stands with you , gives you strength like no other @TheBookgeekFrau @MaureenMc @mrp27 8mo
Cinfhen @Librarybelle I have a book that really helped educate me, but it‘s definitely told from the Israel perspective so I can‘t promise it‘s not a little more sympathetic to the Israeli “side” - but in terms of breaking down history and giving the facts it‘s very clear and accessible. The author is also on IG sharing AMAZING content Noa Tishby (edited) 8mo
Librarybelle Thank you, Cindy! ❤️ 8mo
Deblovestoread Thank you taking the time to post. I‘m still holding you, your loved ones and Israel close. It‘s such a small thing when what you are experiencing is so horrific. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Continued love and prayers to you, your family, and your friends. 🫂💔 and all Israeli people 🇮🇱 please continue to update us. I look for your posts every morning. 8mo
TheBookHippie I logged on to check in on you. Holding you all in my heart. 💙 8mo
Simona That is my hope and pray too … It‘s so easy to be ignorant when the war is in the country for which majority of the people can‘t find it on the map, it‘s sad to see, when after few months, war becomes old news in the news cycle, when the gas price is more important than grieving mothers, raped girls and killed boys/men, it‘s so, so easy to forget that behind every brutal act - a human life remains damaged forever … 8mo
Simona … and that's why it's important to stay vocal. ♥️🙏 8mo
dabbe Thinking and praying about you and all who are affected. 🧡💜🧡 8mo
Gissy Maybe it is hard for others to accept or believe what a person is capable to do, to harm others. But the reality, what we are seeing, is so hard, so terrible, so real😢, I can‘t imagine how you and others who have family there are feeling, there are no words😔💔We are here suffering with those images. This is a difficult time, stay with those who really are supporting you. Receive a big hug and strength in this difficult time💓 8mo
LeahBergen Please keep posting and take good care of yourself, my friend. I‘m thinking of you all day and sending love. ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen If only more people in this world could be as compassionate as my beautiful tribe of Littens @Gissy @dabbe @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Deblovestoread I‘ve been on here for 7 years and never have I‘ve felt more proud to be a #booknerd 🤓and yessssss to everything you wrote @Simona people quickly move on and that‘s why Jews always say #NeverForget #NeverAgain when it comes to the Holocaust 😭 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m feeling ya @LeahBergen xxx 8mo
quietlycuriouskate Your son is younger than my daughter. I'd be going out of my mind with anxiety if she were in his shoes. I feel for you both. ❤️ 8mo
dabbe @Cinfhen You spreading the word, voicing the truth as only you can tell it and being a primary source (term used in history classes) for all of us is so profoundly moving and why good must prevail over evil: “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can‘t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death ... ⬇️ 8mo
dabbe “I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again“ (A. Frank, as you well know). ❤️💔💔❤️‍🩹 8mo
Oryx Sending love to you and your family ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen @dabbe it‘s hard to believe but it was only two weeks ago that I read a memoir written by Anne Frank‘s childhood friend. I was literally sobbing throughout this book, thinking about the depravity and lack of compassion these families had to endure & the ultimate & unimaginable suffering they endured. And now HERE WE ARE. Even with a modern State of Israel, Jews are being dragged out of their homes, tortured in the most horrific ways and 8mo
Cinfhen Honestly @BookwormM I never notice likes but always enjoy and appreciate the more personal interactions. But im touched to know you‘ve been following my situation and holding me in your thoughts. 💙 it‘s true I also feel weird liking such sad or difficult posts - it seems callous in a way even though it‘s clearly not!!! (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen @quietlycuriouskate I‘ve mentioned in other posts but you might have missed - luckily I‘ve been blessed as my son was medically discharged last July 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼At the time he was so distraught about having to leave his unit and end his service time. Now in hindsight it was a blessing in disguise 😇 but the bond of brotherhood amongst these boys is timeless and therefore he‘s remained on their group chats. So on Saturday, some boys 8mo
Cinfhen from his unit were actually on guard duty for Kibbutz Be‘eri. Unfortunately they were completely ambushed and my son was literally learning in real time what was occurring. He kept reading us frantic messages he was seeing but we didn‘t really grasp that this was occurring in dozens of towns around the border. It was very traumatizing 💔 8mo
Cinfhen @Oryx and it‘s felt and appreciated- thank you!!!!! 8mo
marleed Every hour. Every day. I think of you. 8mo
dabbe @Cinfhen 🧡🖤🧡 8mo
RebelReader My sister and I talk almost every day and we talk about what‘s going on over there everyday. We feel saddened that these atrocities keep happening in the world. Why??? I look for your posts everyday so I can see you are still safe. I‘m glad your son is safe too, but it has to be hard also not to be with his unit as well. You continue to be in my prayers. 8mo
TheLudicReader It‘s a travesty what is happening. 💔 8mo
Christine Thank you for continuing to post and share. Sending love and light your way. ❤️ 8mo
sblbooks Thank you for keeping us all updated. My condolences for the loss of your friends. ❤🙏 8mo
BarbaraBB You‘re in my thoughts throughout the day. I can‘t imagine what you are going through. My heart breaks for Z too. And for the parents of these young soldiers. And for all the deceased and their loved ones. It‘s so much. And inhuman. Please keep us posted and stay safe 🩷 8mo
LaraReads I have not checked in on Litsy in a week or as much as I have wanted to recently due to a very hard family situation, but I am sending you love & light and hoping a new dawn brings a small amount of peace your way. Thank you for speaking your heart and letting all of us on here know what is happening with you. 8mo
kspenmoll Thank you so much for staying in touch on Litsy, so that we know you are safe. I think of you so much, your family. and friends as I see images on the heartbreaking daily news. @dabbe quote from Anne Frank is so beautiful and so full of hope in the midst of incredible harrowing tragedy. Cindy, sending you love prayers Light anything I can. I have also shared your story and some of your posts with my husband and friends that are not on Litsy. (edited) 8mo
Chelsea.Poole I, too, have shared your personal stories with my friends and family. Thank you for sharing with us. Thinking of you with the ongoing atrocities. 8mo
britt_brooke Please keep sharing, my friend. Sending love and hugs. 8mo
dabbe @kspenmoll So have I! I think spreading the word and truth is one way to fulfill the hope expressed by Anne all those years ago. ❤️ Keep spreading the word, @Cinfen. 💜💜💜 8mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I read that book too and in my town before we left I once again visited Tova one of the youngest Holocaust survivors she cannot sleep … 8mo
Megabooks I‘m up in the night (as you know I am want to do) and I wait each day for an update praying feverishly for your situation. I know it is hard for us to understand what you‘re going through, but I am so happy you are finding empathy and support here. Like @BarbaraBB expressed, you (and M, E, Z, and A too) are never far from my mind! 8mo
Cinfhen @LaraReads I‘m so sorry you are facing your own personal difficulties. I pray you will find peace and comfort too. I appreciate your taking time to check in 🩵 I realize we all are facing hardships - how special that we can all come together and say - I have you in my thoughts - this is what the world should be @Megabooks @dabbe @britt_brooke @Chelsea.Poole @kspenmoll @BarbaraBB @sblbooks @christine 8mo
Cinfhen Please see above and know how much your thoughts mean to me and my family - I‘m letting them know how much this community cares @marleed @RebelReader @TheLudicReader 💜🕊️ 8mo
Cinfhen @TheBookHippie WOW! I can‘t believe you know Tova. How I ache for her heartbreak to see what is happening. I will 💯 listen to her book, once my headspace allows for it. Hope you‘re finding peace and an escape from all the maddening, Christine 8mo
Centique Thank you for taking the time to teach us here as well as reach out with the news from the front line. I am gutted for your son to have lost friends and for all those families 😢 Know that you are in my prayers and always will be 💕 8mo
Caroline2 My heart is with you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to explain things like this, I find it really helpful to understand. My heart is broken for everyone in Israel right now, it is horrific what you are all going through. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage My heart is with you and your family, Cindy. Always. 💙🤍💙🤍 8mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen Tova is a fun story I‘ll share it sometime. She is travelling around talking to colleges sharing her truth which she will not stop doing unless she truly cannot. She‘s 85 now. 8mo
Suet624 Much love to you and yours... 8mo
Cortg I‘m so sorry this is happening. I check on your posts regularly and I‘m praying for your safety, your family‘s safety and your friends safety and strength. ❤️ 8mo
CSeydel I am glad you are safe. I‘m so frustrated trying to explain the long history of this situation to my college-age daughter who is picking up a lot of garbage from social media. I hope you don‘t mind I sent her a screenshot of your statement because it‘s so clear and well written. 8mo
Cinfhen PLEASE share @CSeydel I am SO sick and saddened over the hatred and garbage that is being fed to our college age kids. SO MUCH MISINFORMATION!!!! And LIES!!!!! It‘s truly terrifying what they believe 😭😭😭😭 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks my dear friends, my heart is full of appreciation @Centique @Caroline2 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Suet624 @Cortg and every message you post gives me strength and hope 🙏🏼 8mo
CSeydel Me too 😢 8mo
dariazeoli Still thinking of you, Cindy, & hoping you stay safe. Social media is really difficult to disseminate this week and it‘s hard to get up to speed on something you‘re so uneducated on when there‘s so much noise out there. I‘ll strive to educate myself better while I hold compassion for everyone Hamas is victimizing for their hateful ideology and mission statement. Misinformation and lies are what keep this evil alive. It‘s up to is to keep it at bay 8mo
CBee Cindy, I decided I needed to educate myself and am currently listening to this on audio: 8mo
CBee It‘s really good so far, plenty of history but also interspersed with her family‘s history and a bit about her own life. I know she‘s been constantly updating on IG as well and I followed her there. Still sending you all so much love ❤️ @Cinfhen 8mo
Cinfhen You are SO RIGHT @dariazeoli lies and misinformation are another enemy the world needs to fight. I get it. It‘s so hard to dismantle it all and it‘s hard not to think about the innocent people who live under Hamas rule, who have been indoctrinated with so much hate and lies. (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen @CBee I found Noa‘s book REALLY helpful & insightful. And she‘s been outstanding on IG & other social media platforms providing context & content. THANK YOU for WANTING to know more and learn more. Education is a powerful weapon! 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen ❤️❤️ 8mo
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In the last few hours, it‘s hard to imagine MORE barbaric acts caused by Hamas have been released and verified. I will put them under a spoiler warning because it‘s BEYOND comprehension and extremely triggering. I debated sharing but it‘s time to stop sanitizing the issues Israeli citizens are facing.

Cinfhen I actually decided NOT to share. It‘s too much 8mo
julesG @Cinfhen I understand 8mo
Cinfhen I decided it wasn‘t necessary - you all get it @julesG 🙌🏻❣️ 8mo
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AmyG I cannot comprehend the things I read. The horror. The evil. (edited) 8mo
TheBookgeekFrau 💔😢 8mo
Librarybelle 💔 8mo
RebelReader Absolutely heartbreaking. 💔💔💔 8mo
kspenmoll @AmyG said the words I don‘t have. How do you describe more than evil? Thoughts & prayers for you & yours daily- 8mo
BookNAround Beyond evil. 💔 8mo
Graciouswarriorprincess So heartbreaking! 8mo
Larkken 💔 8mo
LeahBergen Oh my God. 💔💔💔 8mo
eanderson 😢 8mo
Jas16 I will never understand how people can commit such atrocities. Sending so much love. ❤️ 8mo
Bklover I can‘t seem to stop watching Instagram. (The ones you mentioned). It makes me sick. Cindy I‘m so horrified this is happening. Sending my love again❤️ 8mo
CarolynM 💔💔💔 8mo
marleed Oh Cindy, my heart is breaking for Israel over the atrocities actioned against them. It‘s just so horrible. 8mo
Cinfhen Friends, just know by being informed and taking time to read and comment you are actually spreading love & light. Thank you , truly 💕💕💕💕💕 @marleed @CarolynM @Bklover @Jas16 @eanderson @LeahBergen @Larkken @Graciouswarriorprincess @kspenmoll @RebelReader @Librarybelle @TheBookgeekFrau @AmyG 8mo
Cinfhen @BookNAround I hope your friends and family are safe - please know I am keeping everyone in my prayers and thoughts 💙🤍🙏🏼 8mo
mrp27 I can‘t even find words… I‘m so unsettled. I can‘t begin to imagine living through what you are going through right now. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and solace. 8mo
Jari-chan There are no words for this 💔🕯️ 8mo
Librarybelle I received a CNN alert on my phone this morning about some of the horrors coming out. It is so discouraging to see so much hate in the world today. I‘ll keep thinking of you and your family and friends. And thank you for providing us information on everything, Cindy. Please keep safe. 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s too difficult to put into words @mrp27 @Jari-chan but please know, I feel safe and I‘m not really afraid. I‘m angry, I‘m horrified, I‘m repulsed but I‘m proud and standing strong. 8mo
LeahBergen Just checking in with you again and I‘m so glad to hear that you feel safe, at least. I looked up where your city is on a map in relation to the reports I‘ve been reading. Sending love again. ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen @LeahBergen xxxx today was a long day - another funeral for a 21 year old boy. He was in my son‘s unit. They were on guard duty for one of the kibbutzim. Two boys killed, one still missing and several wounded. By the grace of GD my son was medically discharged, July 2022 and has been spared from physically being present for all of this horror. 8mo
Centique @Cinfhen oh my lord Cindy. Just know my heart is breaking for you. I am so glad your son was medically discharged. Im praying that you will be safe 💕 8mo
Billypar Thanks for these updates, Cindy. Thinking about you and the Israeli people during this nightmare and will continue to pray for an end to these atrocities 💙 8mo
DebinHawaii Sending you all of the strength and love I have. Thank you for updating us. Again, absolutely no words seem appropriate for this level of evil.💔💔💔 8mo
sarahbarnes This is horrific. I‘m continuing to keep you and your family in my thoughts - it‘s unimaginable what you are going through and what is happening. I‘m glad you‘re safe and I‘m also heartbroken for the trauma and violence you‘re continuing to have to experience. 8mo
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Just when you thought it couldn‘t get any more horrific…
The world NEEDS to WAKE UP, these are the savages who are meant to be Israel‘s partners in peace.
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Cinfhen My son‘s best friend was there and witnessed the carnage. He is 22 years old. He will NEVER be the same again. My son served in the unit that was guarding this kibbutz on Saturday and were the first casualties of the day. They were completely caught off guard and many from his unit were critically wounded- 2 died. My son was medically discharged last July (2022) and while I am so grateful to have him home safe, there‘s been an element of 8mo
Cinfhen Survivors guilt. In Israel, army service is compulsory. He could have easily been one of the wounded or killed. He also could have experienced a traumatic event that he would never recover from. The funeral I attended today was for a young man, only 26. He was part of the dog search & rescue team. His parents eulogies are still lodged in my heart. (edited) 8mo
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TheBookHippie I‘m sending every ounce of love and peace …stunned and horrified and bearing witness. 8mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen no words. Holding space… 8mo
Cinfhen My son is still part of his unit‘s WhatsApp code red group. He was receiving real time updates all day Saturday. We didn‘t want to believe what he was telling us. We couldn‘t believe what he was telling us. Still now, we can‘t process what we know. @TheBookHippie (edited) 8mo
Meshell1313 💔 8mo
TheBookHippie I‘m in a car still glued… shutting it all down soon- I promised to only check in the morning and late afternoon 😅. I‘ve been missing my Bubbe so much this summer but now I‘m so glad she‘s not here to witness this (- not that she could live to 116.. she made it to 98 died in 2009) I keep remembering her saying don‘t put Jewish on anything put Germanic..she was so afraid.. (edited) 8mo
Megabooks It is just unimaginable. I was watching on CNN yesterday then also some accounts on Instagram about horrors from the rave and those kidnapped that the US networks haven‘t shown (as far as when I‘ve been watching). These babies, these young people. There are no words, just prayers. 💙 8mo
Bookwormjillk @Cinfhen I don‘t have the words to tell you how heartbroken I feel for all of the innocent lives lost in this war. 💔 8mo
JessClark78 💔💔 8mo
MallenNC I continue thinking of you and your family especially. That seems so inadequate but I want you to know that. 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s SICK! There are no words to express the atrocities that were committed - this is LITERALLY Nazi level depravity. Your bubbi @TheBookHippie would have been horrified to see that once again, Jews are being slaughtered in their homes for being Jews. FULL STOP. A small percentage has been trying to tell the world but nobody wanted to listen @JessClark78 @Bookwormjillk @Megabooks @Meshell1313 Im so grateful to all of you for spreading light 8mo
Gissy So hard to express how sorry and heartbroken we are about all this terrible situation. I can‘t imagine how a person is capable to do this type of atrocities, with children, vulnerable persons, civilians. It will be also hard, as you mentioned, for those who have survived, for families who don‘t know where are their beloved ones😢💔These terrorists are using children to fight. In a video I saw a little girl with a gun in her hand, celebrating😔 8mo
julesG It is unbelievable. 💔💔 I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts 8mo
dabbe I have tried many times to write something to you both and to every person who is affected by these inhumane monstrosities. And I just sit here with tears not knowing how to put into words how much I am thinking of you. My students once asked me what I thought was the greatest conflict one could have in literature. I told them to look around, read the news, and come back and answer. All agreed it was human vs. human. None could answer why. 💔 8mo
Cinfhen The indoctrination that HAMAS has spread to the people of Gaza is so cruel. They are taught that EVERY Israeli citizen is their mortal enemy. They are literally raised on cartoons and with nursery rhymes about killing Jews @Gissy @julesG @MallenNC @dabbe this is their way of life. Suicide bombers are named heroes and have parks and playgrounds named for them. What we saw was the tip of the iceberg but this is decades of HATE & lies. It‘s tragic!! 8mo
Cinfhen @dabbe smart students!!! It‘s also sadly true - 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 8mo
sblbooks Continue prayers! There are just no words to express how horrible this is. 8mo
Cinfhen I just don‘t want any of us to start becoming numb to the brutality and atrocities that are being reported @sblbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @britt_brooke just like at some point Holocaust literature becomes rote 💔 8mo
mjdowens Being Jewish and following enough to be informed, please consider things first when posting. I use this app as a sort of escape and now I am scared to even use Litsy to relax. I am sick to death as it is about family 8mo
mjdowens I am sorry. That was kind of snarky. I love Litsy and this community. I just don‘t have the words right now to describe what my family is going through right now. Information is power and everyone has a right to share it. 8mo
Bklover This makes me sick that these people are indoctrinated to hate Jews. I will never under this horror. 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Thinking of you with each development and update I read. 💔 8mo
Cinfhen My deepest apologies @mjdowens I myself live in Israel. Many of my friends here on Litsy have asked me to post and share what I am experiencing. But I understand how this can be a trigger to you. Know my heart is heavy and I feel your pain. For too long I‘ve been complacent when people posted about “Free Palestine” or other things in support of BDS. I felt it was time to break the silence. 8mo
mjdowens Cinfhen- You are absolutely correct and I am sorry for my reaction. Please please stay safe, my heart worries for you right now. Never keep important information back, the world truly does need to know my friend 😢 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you for your heartfelt prayers and supportive message @mjdowens however, I think you raised an important issue and I will try to be more sensitive to my content. I pray for the safety of your loved ones. We are all United in these dark times. 8mo
Cinfhen @Bklover @Chelsea.Poole @Librarybelle your daily check-Ins are super appreciated ♥️😘 8mo
KarenUK No words suffice. Stay safe dear friend 💔 8mo
kspenmoll No words in the English language, which I speak, can convey the horror happening in Israel. Love to you be safe. 8mo
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I am completely overwhelmed by this community‘s heartfelt messages and requests to learn more. To be able to share the truth about what occurred on Saturday. Hamas literally SLAUGHTERED families, the elderly, they shot 260 innocent young men and women at a desert rave. They raped and murdered hundreds of women and girls. The stories keep coming. They decapitated civilians and killed every pet that the families had. These savages DOCUMENTED it all.

Cinfhen Everything I‘m sharing has been verified. This is not a hoax. The Hamas supporters want you to believe Israel was /is the aggressor. LIES! You want to criticize the government and it‘s policies- I can respect that. But do not rally in Times Square, London, San Diego, Boston , Toronto and chant their bravery. It‘s DEMONIC and anyone who supports this type of behavior against INNOCENT CIVILIANS needs help. They are morally corrupt 8mo
Dragon Horrific! 💔 8mo
Cinfhen The images of the babies has audio and you can literally hear them laughing and taunting the babies. It‘s a level of depravity I didn‘t know existed. This is Nazi behavior. I am SICKENED 8mo
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Cinfhen @Dragon I know! It‘s 2023 not 1933. What is wrong with this world??? 8mo
Dragon It‘s very scary! I just can‘t believe how terrible things have gotten. 8mo
DebinHawaii I really have no words. I am so horrified and so sorry. Thinking of you, your family and friends and all of those who lost their lives in this completely barbaric atrocity. Sending you strength and much love.💔 8mo
quietlycuriouskate Jesus fucking Christ! There is something deeply deeply broken in some of us humans. Evidently there is no end to the cruelty and horror we'll inflict on each other. I can only pray there is likewise no limit to our love and goodness. (I realise that is easy for me to say, thousands of miles away, as I am.) 8mo
SamAnne Heartbreaking and shocking. 8mo
JenReadsAlot Just disgusting. Thinking of you and your family and friends ❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen It‘s absolutely beyond horrifying. Please keep sharing, Cindy, and know I‘m sending you so much love and strength. ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen @quietlycuriouskate yessssss! You should see and I should post how the citizens of Israel have quickly rallied. Giving blood, donating every item possible, preparing food, blankets, books, toys. Opening their homes to displaced families, providing shelter. You are right - there are still plenty of people who value goodness and love. What I‘ve seen here on Litsy is proof @DebinHawaii @SamAnne @JenReadsAlot @LeahBergen (edited) 8mo
Simona I know this is no consolation, but I would like to tell you that in our country national and commercial television are reporting on these stories... Thinking of you ♥️🙏 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you for sharing that with me. It is a consolation xxx @Simona 8mo
Cinfhen 💟💟💟There is a verified account on Instagram- she‘s an English speaking newscaster in Israel and she has been sharing amazing content - follow natasharaquel 💟💟💟 8mo
TrishB These are all in our press too (well the press I read). I made myself read them. As we know, human depravity knows no bounds. 💔💔 8mo
squirrelbrain Yes, as @TrishB said, everything is being reported in our press here, and I‘m also reading it all. Sending love and hope to you. 8mo
julesG Same here. It's in the press and sights are lit with the 🇮🇱 flag in solidarity. I am reading the news and have shared with friends and family. 8mo
BarbaraBB It‘s beyond me. So awful what‘s happening. I keep hoping and wishing with all my heart for a de-escalation 💔💔 8mo
JessClark78 This is horrible. The cruelty some people are capable of makes me sick. 💔💔🙏🏻 8mo
Librarybelle 💔 8mo
TheBookHippie 💔💔💔💔💔 8mo
dariazeoli I‘m so sorry that we live in a world where this is possible in 2023 or in any year. Keeping you on my thoughts, Cindy. 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Thank you for sharing these stories. I have been reading some of the events in the news, but haven't seen these posts from social media, as I am rarely on those sites. Truly horrible!! 8mo
Bookwormjillk 💔💔💔 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m mentally exhausted, I can‘t eat or sleep but every time I come on Litsy I am filled with such hope for a brighter world- thank you @Bookwormjillk @Chelsea.Poole @dariazeoli @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle @JessClark78 @BarbaraBB @julesG @squirrelbrain @TrishB BTW many of the accounts I follow on IG have been suspended due to provocative content 🙄another attempt to stop the spreading & sharing of REAL CONTENT that is occurring - SHAMEFUL 8mo
CarolynM Front page news here too and bipartisan support for Israel from our political leaders. The protesters are a tiny minority and their behaviour will not win them any new sympathisers. Flinders Street Station here in Melbourne and the Opera House in Sydney were lit up in blue and white last night. Much love to you Cindy 8mo
Cinfhen @CarolynM xxx I know in the coming days as the ground invasion begins it‘s going to get very ugly and I‘m terrified for my friends and family who have their children; young men & women literally entering the lion‘s den. I‘m sick with worry (edited) 8mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I noticed my people on IG things are suspended too.. 8mo
eanderson 😢 These monsters will pay… monsters is what they are. It‘s inhumane and disgusting. 8mo
Megabooks Cindy, I am shocked and appalled that this is happening and I‘m further sickened by the pro-Hamas support and antisemitism happening in the US and around the world. I stand with you, Israel, and THE TRUTH that these are terrorists committing unspeakable acts. May God be with those suffering and those kids in the Israeli army preparing to fight. 💙🇮🇱💙 8mo
CBee Still sending you and yours all of my love 💚 8mo
Gissy 💔😔 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Belatedly reading all of your posts. Please know I‘m here in solidarity with you, your loved ones, Israel, and its people. 💙🤍💙🤍 8mo
Larkken I have no words, but my heart is broken. 8mo
Read4life Cindy I‘m keeping you, your family, friends & Israel in my prayers. I shared posts from natasharaquel with family & friends before things were being blocked. I urged them to share it so more people can see the truth. I know it‘s not much but I will continue to share this information. 💙 8mo
Anna40 I‘m going to a stand with Israel event tonight. There are various sites where you can donate money. I donated to Magen David Adom - Israeli first responders and a site that supports victims of terror in Israel. We can‘t do more from here. You are in my thoughts. I cannot express how devastating this is to all of us. My heart goes out to victims on all sides. Hamas has never had their people but only power in mind. Sending you love and hugs 8mo
Cinfhen Once again, there are no words to express the comfort I am feeling from all of you - I wish I had better news to share but unfortunately I don‘t. We are preparing for a battle, one that will hold a heavy price for all and sadly it‘s the innocent who pay. In Israel EVERY citizen boys & girls are required to serve in the military upon completion of high school. We are sending our young men and women to fight for our very survival. 8mo
Cinfhen The BDS movement and other pro Palestinian groups likes to portray the IDF soldiers as murderous, immoral, cold, callous fighting machines. In truth they are kids, who know from infancy that they have an obligation to protect & defend their homeland from multiple external threats. They are just, humble, scared, but proud and determined. They have the entire country‘s love & support. We pray for their safe return and I ask you will too. 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks for all that you‘re doing to share and spread the truth @Anna40 @Read4life @Larkken @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gissy @CBee @Megabooks @eanderson @TheBookHippie 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽 8mo
KarenUK No words. Sending you love dear friend xxx 8mo
Librarybelle My first thought this morning was to check on you, Cindy. Thank you for sharing. Thinking of you. So heartbreaking. 💔 8mo
AmyG This is good vs evil. Hamas wants and has always wanted the destruction of Israel and death to all Jews. Praying for Israel and for your family. Thank you for keeping us updated…from someone in Israel. 🙏🏻 8mo
Chrissyreadit can i share your posts? sending love and hope. 8mo
Cinfhen PLEASE DO @Chrissyreadit the world NEEDS to see the TRUTH - if you are open I can start sharing stories to you guys on IG - lmk @KarenUK @Librarybelle @AmyG @barbarabb (edited) 8mo
AmyG @Cinfhen yes, please do. 8mo
Chrissyreadit yes!!! share with me on IG i am happy to share to my stories! 8mo
KarenUK Please do 💕 8mo
BarbaraBB Please do. 8mo
Suet624 Please know that I am reading everything you're posting. I just have no words. I am so sorry. 8mo
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It‘s surreal. As a war is being waged just 30 miles south of here, my Amazon order was just delivered. Yes, it was placed last Monday but still…life goes on here despite the abject horror that just occurred 48 hours ago. It already feels like a lifetime. I know the coming days are going to be brutal. Israel is a tiny tiny country and EVERYONE knows someone that has been directly affected by Saturdays slaughter. Today is our friend‘s son funeral.

Cinfhen I haven‘t picked up a book or put on an audio since news first started trickling in on Saturday. I‘m not sure when I‘ll be able to again. 8mo
Deblovestoread I imagine nothing feels normal and won‘t for a long time. Hope you can find moments of quiet in the chaos. And I‘m so sorry for the loss of your friend‘s son. 8mo
julesG I am so sorry for the loss of your friend's son. It is unbelievable what's going on. 💔 8mo
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Cinfhen Truly,thank you @Deblovestoread you know life is left of normal when the air raid siren goes off and you think, really again? Wasn‘t the last one 6 minutes ago? You become numb to it all. Unfazed. That‘s NOT normal. 8mo
Cinfhen @julesG there are really no words to describe the atmosphere and sense of trauma surrounding you. 8mo
CoffeeAndABook That‘s entire unimaginable for me. My gut is twisting thinking about the horrendous suffering. The unspeakably brutal acts. And going to a young man‘s funeral, that‘s sad and maddening beyond words. I‘m sure an Amazon delivery seems like an alien concept devoid of meaning at this point. I‘m continuing to keep you in my heart Cindy ❤️‍🩹and sharing your public posts (not your own personal comments) with people here to make them understand. 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you SO MUCH, Chrissy! The reason I keep posting is because the world needs to understand what HAMAS is. They are not about resistance. They are about death, destruction, rape, murder and abduction. They aren‘t trying to achieve anything other than killing innocent civilians in the name of Allah. People like you are heroic to speak up @CoffeeAndABook you don‘t need to take a “side” to be able to understand EVIL and condemn it. 😘😘 8mo
TheEllieMo I don‘t know enough about the long-term ongoing situation in the area to feel able to comment in general, but I do know that what Hamas have been doing in the last couple of days is atrocious. These are war crimes, and it is angering me to see some people say that Israel needs to “de-escalate” in this current situation. Offering “thoughts and prayers” feels empty, but I hope you stay safe, and offer my condolences for the loss of your friend‘s son 8mo
Cinfhen I SO appreciate your honest and thoughtful comment @TheEllieMo Right now it‘s only about recognizing and acknowledging that an unspeakable human rights violation has occurred and Israel has the support of the world to take action and “rescue” the innocent civilians who have been abducted. 8mo
Cinfhen I honestly don‘t think they will find any one alive and it‘s almost too much to even consider what has already been done to them. My heart is broken. Im completely gutted 8mo
JacqMac I can‘t imagine what it must be like to live with such horror. I hope you stay safe, though I‘m sure it‘s very difficult to feel safe. Much love to you. And I‘m so sorry. 8mo
Amiable I don‘t know what to say that hasn‘t already been eloquently stated by other Littens. Just wanted to add my prayers and support and wishes for peace and safety for you and your loved ones. 💕 8mo
TrishB Sending love and virtual hugs ❤️ 8mo
Librarybelle I cannot even begin to imagine. Stay strong…we‘re here for you. ❤️ 8mo
Cupcake12 Thinking of you x 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I am glad that you are okay!!! I thought of you this weekend while this horrific situation was unfolding. Praying for you - let us know if there is something else we can do. ❤ ❤ ❤ 8mo
jlhammar Yeah, I can't imagine you are in the right headspace for reading right now. So scary and heartbreaking. Wishing safety for you and yours. 8mo
Cinfhen Just when im feeling soooo despondent you beautiful people lift my spirits with your kind words and heartfelt messages - please know HOW MUCH they help!!! Thank you @jlhammar @TheAromaofBooks @Cupcake12 @Librarybelle @TrishB @Amiable @JacqMac sadly the funeral has again been pushed off as the family is still waiting for the return of his body. Its an effed up situation. You can only imagine with 800 casualties it‘s taking time to process 💔 8mo
TheBookHippie I just cannot grasp it. I‘ve no words other than you were the first one I thought of and I am devastated. 8mo
AmyG My heart breaks for everyone in Israel as everyone has been touched by this horror. Please know you are in my heart, as is Israel. Saying prayers…all day long. 8mo
Cortg Thanks for the update. I‘m glad you and your family are ok. Sending strength to you in the days ahead. I can‘t imagine how difficult they‘ll be. ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen @Cortg @AmyG as more and more stories are emerging the full extent of the horrors are being felt. And now Hezbollah has infiltrated from the North. I don‘t think I‘ve ever felt more threatened. Please keep your prayers and emotional support coming!!! Thank you 8mo
Jas16 Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and hoping you all stay safe 8mo
ShelleyBooksie ♡♡♡♡♡♡ 8mo
Bklover I certainly don‘t like the thought of Hezbollah infiltrating from the north, Cindy! This must be absolutely terrifying! I know I have made so many comments already but you have been in my heart and mind constantly and I feel compelled to come here and let you know how loved you are and how devastated we are at what is happening there. The atrocities are simply incomprehensible. Would you mind if I share your posts (not your personal ones)? (edited) 8mo
BarbaraBB Like @CoffeeAndABook I have been sharing your public posts (without your comment) to people here. Please keep informing us, the world needs to know and there is little else I can do. 🤍 8mo
MallenNC I continúe to think of you and I don‘t even know what to hope for other than your safety. It‘s hard from this safe distance in the U.S. to fathom what you‘re going through. I‘m sending my love. 8mo
Chelsea.Poole I don‘t have the words. 💔 I‘m so sorry Cindy. 8mo
Cinfhen PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE if you feel compelled @Bklover @BarbaraBB the world needs to know the REAL TRUTH about what is going on here. It‘s beyond comprehension. If you want to visit verified instagram accounts I‘m sharing a few …be prepared some of the images are BEYOND DEPLORABLE. Natasharaquel standwithus natebuzz lizzysavetsky blackandjewishunity (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen At a time when we are feeling very isolated your comments mean EVERYTHING- I can‘t thank you enough for stopping by and giving me your support @Chelsea.Poole @MallenNC @ShelleyBooksie @Jas16 💕💕💕 8mo
Christine Thank you for sharing with us here, even as what you‘re going through is beyond words. Continually praying for your safety. ❤️ 8mo
kspenmoll Checking in everyday. Praying for you, sending love. Sharing your story with family, friends here. Will check insta. It‘s beyond words & so sickening when seeing news clips. So worried for you, family, Israel. (edited) 8mo
quietlycuriouskate Thinking of you and yours. ❤️ 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Cindy I want you to know: just about everyone I know here, even people who probably lean towards sympathizing with the Palestinian people in general, and my entire US family who usually don‘t think about the conflict (or anything political in general) at all - everyone is appalled and horrified by HAMAS. I know it‘s just a small sample of people but I hope I can convey that you‘re not alone!!! My entire German family is praying continually 💔💔💔 8mo
Cinfhen I will not stop saying how much it means to feel seen @christine @kspenmoll @quietlycuriouskate to be able to know others feel your pain. Thank you for asking, commenting and offering your prayers. 8mo
LeahBergen My God. How surreal. 💔 8mo
Cinfhen @CoffeeAndABook thank you! I know how quickly public opinion can shift so I‘m happy to hear people all over the world are responding with horror and disbelief. I do NEED to hear that. 8mo
Cinfhen @LeahBergen right? Like the delivery guy shows up this morning with my package and I‘m like….seriously? I thought I‘d NEVER get those scrub mommy sponges 😆 (edited) 8mo
LeahBergen Oh, dear. 😆😆 Sometimes you just have to laugh at life‘s absurdities, don‘t you? 😆 8mo
Centique Thinking of you all day today my lovely friend. Every bit of new information is shocking and im so terrified for those hostages. Praying for your and your loved ones safety and for a miracle for the hostages to be saved. 8mo
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This entire family was murdered by Hamas barbarians on Saturday. 240 innocent festival attendees were slaughtered on Saturday. Another 60 are believed to have been taken hostage into Gaza. Most are young woman. TODDLERS abducted from their homes are currently being kept captive in cages 💔💔💔 And people across the globe are celebrating the bravery of the “resistance fighters”. Please explain to me how anyone can celebrate such atrocities?!?

MicheleinPhilly Jesus. 💔 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh Cindy 💔💔💔 there are no words 😔 8mo
Sungirl79 Just heartbreaking!!💔💔😭 8mo
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Megabooks Appalling 💔💔 8mo
eanderson 😭 That‘s terrible… honestly there was absolutely no reason whatsoever for this to happen to anyone. Prayers for 🇮🇱 Israel! Prayers for you and everyone ‘s safety. I cannot even imagine what you all are going through. ✡️ (edited) 8mo
Librarybelle 💔 8mo
Ruthiella I‘m so sorry Cindy. 💔 8mo
JenReadsAlot No words for how appalling this is... 8mo
Cinfhen I know!!!! These images and stories are appalling/ completely incomprehensible @Librarybelle @eanderson @Megabooks @Sungirl79 @CoffeeAndABook @MicheleinPhilly and the mainstream media won‘t share these images and stories even though Hamas is splashing them all over social media on every platform. They took videos and selfies and uploaded them. It‘s sheer depravity 😭😭😭 8mo
Cinfhen I can‘t even believe this is our current reality @Ruthiella @JenReadsAlot if this doesn‘t scream Germany 1939 nothing does!!! 8mo
eanderson Cindy, this is pure evil. I hope and pray that judgment comes their way and they pay for their crimes. 8mo
Cinfhen I am completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of support here on Litsy!! Thank you friends 😘In the darkest of times you see who the real heroes are!! 8mo
Cinfhen @eanderson Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤️ 8mo
Soubhiville It‘s an unbelievable atrocity. Overwhelming heartbreak. 💔😢 8mo
Deblovestoread I have no words…how can this happen…haven‘t we learned anything? I‘m so sorry this is happening. 💔 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is so devastating 💔 Are you safe where you live?? 🙏🏻🙏🏻 8mo
marleed Omg. I‘m in tears reading this and looking at this beautiful family. Thank you for sharing this. I am sickened. 8mo
LeeRHarry 💔 Beyond comprehension. Just horrific. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts Cindy. 8mo
BarbaraJean You have been in my thoughts & prayers, and I just came to your feed to see how you're doing. All of this is so unthinkable and so heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you and to all of the victims and their families. I will continue to be praying for you (and everyone affected). 💔 🙏 💔 8mo
BarbaraBB So sad this is happening to you, your family, your country, the world. So appalled by this 💔💔 8mo
Dragon It‘s heartbreaking 💔 8mo
julesG 💔💔💔 8mo
Cinfhen Friends, every comment you share with me is like 1000 watts of light and love. I am in a very dark place but you all give me hope. THANK YOU, truly @julesG @Dragon @BarbaraBB @BarbaraJean @LeeRHarry @marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Deblovestoread @Soubhiville 8mo
Anna40 Try not to read about people cheering terrorists on. Focus on whatever makes you feel close to the victims. Grieve or pray but shut those news and images out. Maybe your local synagogue organises a stand with Israel event? My heart is broken - no words. Sending you love and hugs ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen @Anna40 I can‘t find the words to express my gratitude for your heartfelt message. It‘s true. The reciting of prayers is actually helping me very much. It‘s giving me solace and comfort in my beliefs. Thank you for taking the time to comment and offer advice and support. Light always prevails 8mo
Anna40 ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
sblbooks It's completely unfathomable that people could celebrate this. I stand with Israel, you have all my support and prayers. Please stay safe! ❤🙏 8mo
Chelsea.Poole 💔 8mo
Cinfhen @sblbooks THANK YOU!!!! Every single person who has commented on my post brings me a feeling of hope that there are still decent people left in this world 💕 I have seen some pretty horrific comments on other social media sites but the compassion shown here is beautiful @Chelsea.Poole 8mo
MaureenMc 💔💔 8mo
britt_brooke Been thinking of you, Cindy. 🫶🏼 There are no words. 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you @MaureenMc @britt_brooke Today we attended a funeral for our friend‘s son. He died as part of the dog search & rescue team. He was 26 years old. Totally Senseless. I don‘t think anyone in this country will EVER be the same. 8mo
Suet624 Just horrid. 8mo
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If my opinions differ from yours please feel free to unfollow me. Because I will not stay quiet and I will not apologize. I love, admire and respect this community of activists, advocates, truth seekers and social justice warriors. And I understand we all view the Israel/ Palestinian conflict differently. But the massacre, slaughter and sheer brutality that occurred yesterday has NO JUSTIFICATION. NONE. Your heartfelt messages to me mean SO MUCH.

Cinfhen @BookNAround I pray your friends are safe. Unfortunately the tragedy has already affected me personally as I just learnt our friend has lost their 23 year old son. Killed. For being a Jew, living in his ancestral homeland. Slaughtered in the year 2023. My heart is shattered. 8mo
Megabooks Oh God Cindy! That boy and his family. 💔💔 You know I will always support you as a dear friend and Jewish person. Praying for and end to this conflict. 💜🫶🏻 8mo
CarolynM 💔💔💔 8mo
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Cinfhen Thanks, your love and unwavering support means so much to me @Megabooks we were meant to have a wedding today ( which has been canceled) and now I‘ll be attending a funeral. It‘s senseless 8mo
squirrelbrain So sorry Cindy. 💔 8mo
TrishB 💔 💔 8mo
rockpools Sending love, Cindy. Just devastating 💔 8mo
julesG 💔💔 8mo
Simona … as you said ‘brutally has no justification‘. Never. 💔 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh Cindy. My heart is with you. That news is beyond shattering. This seems simply impossible to me, as you said, in 2023. I‘m incredibly sad 💔 I‘m sending endless support from my heart ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you ALL! I can‘t describe the gratitude I feel from your support. The coming days will be difficult as more casualties and reports surface but ultimately civility will be restored @CoffeeAndABook @Simona @julesG @rockpools @TrishB @squirrelbrain @CarolynM please continue your prayers for all the people who are suffering on both sides of the conflict. The world needs to do better. Hug your loved ones. 8mo
AmyG I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your friend‘s son…for the loss of all innocent Israelis. We are glued to the news. Praying always for Israel. It is horrifying, the hate in this world. It never ends. 😢 8mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m thinking of you and your family and praying for peace. 8mo
Cinfhen @AmyG truly it seems it never ends. How do we not learn from the past?! May God watch and protect each of us. 8mo
Cinfhen Yes, praying for peace too although in these dark hours it seems nearly impossible @Bookwormjillk 💔💔💔 8mo
Librarybelle Thinking of you and your family and friends. There are no words I have other than sadness. 💔 8mo
cariashley Sending you so much love, this is truly awful and appalling. I‘m so sorry for your loss ❤️ 8mo
JenReadsAlot You remain in my thoughts ❤️ 8mo
JessClark78 💔💔 8mo
Lmstraubie Are you ok? Is your family near where the attacks are happening? 8mo
Bklover Oh Cindy. My heart is breaking for you and all of Israel. I am so sorry for all the losses you all face. That they would kidnap people is unthinkable. That this is happening at all is unthinkable. This is just devastating and I am holding you and all of Israel in my heart ♥️ 8mo
Billypar I'm so sorry, Cindy, for what's happened and the loss of your friend's son. Thinking about you right now and praying a peaceful resolution will come quickly 💙 8mo
Cinfhen Lisa!!!! @Lmstraubie thank you for thinking of me. My family is safe. We are about 30 miles from where the heinous attacks took place. We had a few rockets but otherwise it is eerily quiet. 8mo
Lmstraubie I am keeping you and your family close to my heart. I am so incredibly sorry this is happening. Wishing safety for all xo 8mo
Cinfhen I don‘t have the adequate words to describe how touched I am by everyone‘s concern - I just feel so lucky to be part of this supportive community- thank you @Balibee146 @Librarybelle @cariashley @JenReadsAlot @JessClark78 @TheLudicReader @Bklover May we only know from joy and happiness and celebrate in each others good fortune 8mo
Bklover Love and prayers for your children as well. I can‘t imagine their fear for you and their grief for Israel. 8mo
Susanita I‘m thinking of you and your family. There really are no words for what‘s happening. 🫂 8mo
CBee Oh Cindy - such awful news about your friend‘s son. My heart breaks for all of you. 8mo
Captivatedbybooks Im so glad you posted! As soon as I heard the news i thought of you. Praying for you guys 8mo
Mollyanna You, your family, your friends and all of Israel are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe! Litsy is here for you ❤️ 8mo
eri.reads I'm so sorry for all of Israel and most especially for those who have already paid the ultimate price for trying to live in their homeland. Nothing excuses this type of depravity against another human being. Your family, friends and all of Israel are in my prayers. I, too, am hoping and praying for peace but just know that I understand Israel's reaction to this and for me, the blame sits where it should be, against the Hamas. 🙏🏼✝️💔 8mo
Jas16 I have been thinking of you and your family. Sending much ❤️ 8mo
Dragon 🙏🩷 8mo
Cinfhen @eri.reads THANK YOU!!! And much love and appreciation to everyone who has come on here and reached out to me - the evil that was displayed yesterday is unprecedented. Even ISIS and the Taliban have not reached this level of depravity. I am numb with grief but I believe from darkness light will prevail. 💙🙏🏼🩵 @Dragon @Jas16 @Mollyanna @Captivatedbybooks @CBee @Susanita @Bklover @Billypar 8mo
RebelReader I‘m also glad you keep posting as you are definitely on my mind and heart. I stand with you my friend. ❤️ 8mo
MallenNC I don‘t have the right words to say about something so horrific. I just keep thinking about you! Sending all the love that I can. Thank you for sharing this with us. 8mo
Bluebird 💔💔 I had prayed for peace. Was devastated to learn of this attack and pray that this can come to an end before too many more are lost. I pray that you, your family and loved ones stay safe! My thoughts are with you and all Israel. 🙏🏻 (edited) 8mo
kspenmoll There are no words do how horrific it is for Israel. Please keep posting so we know what you are, and let us know what the news is in terms of this war. Keep hoping and praying for light to prevail over evil. We love you here on Litsy. 8mo
Cinfhen The images that are being circulated are worse than you can imagine. For every supportive comment I receive my heart is uplifted. THANK YOU @RebelReader @MallenNC @Bluebird @kspenmoll 8mo
Deblovestoread Cindy, you, your family and Israel have been in my heart and prayers since hearing the news yesterday. I pray for your safety and stand with you and Israel. 8mo
Jess I‘m so saddened to see what is happening in Israel right now. My heart is with you, your family, your friend‘s family and your community. Stay safe. 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s beyond shattering @Deblovestoread @Jess my two nephews and niece have just been called up from their army reserve units. Knowing you stand with me & my people in our darkest days is heartwarming. Thank you!!! 8mo
quietlycuriouskate Cindy, I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to all who are suffering in this horror. Praying for your safety, and ease of heart. 8mo
MaureenMc Keeping all of you in my prayers 🙏 8mo
Cinfhen @MaureenMc @quietlycuriouskate thank you! I don‘t know what you are seeing or hearing from where you are but the facts and videos that are emerging from here are indescribable. TODDLERS who were abducted from their homes are being kept in cages and are being used as human shields to protect Hamas barbarians who are holed up in Gaza. And people across the world are celebrating their victories. I‘m sickened. I have no more words. 8mo
BookNAround As I said before, I‘m holding you and my other friends in Israel, three of whom have children already called up for service 😢, in my heart and praying for all of your safety, the safety of your niece and nephew, for the return of the hostages ripped from their loved ones, and for all of Israel facing the unthinkable, the unimaginable, and the sheer evil of such actions taken by Hamas. (edited) 8mo
Reggie Cindy, I‘m sorry I‘ve been busy with family stuff. Hoping and praying your family stays safe. I can‘t even imagine what your son must be going through. Keeping him in my thoughts. 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Reggie I appreciate your coming to my page and letting me know that me and my family are in your thoughts. I hope whatever you‘re going through will be resolved too. Standing together is always better than feeling alone. 💙🤍💙🤍 8mo
Cinfhen @BookNAround checking in on your family and friends?! 🫶🏼 8mo
BookNAround @Cinfhen They continue to be safe for now. Even the ones who have been called up are currently in safe places. Thanks for checking. (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I pray every day, every moment for all the brave young heroes @BookNAround 7mo
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Thoughts and Prayers | Bryan Bliss
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What happened this morning in Israel is beyond staggering. I am at a loss for words. I try to stay neutral on Litsy and on all my social media platforms but today I MUST speak out. If you still think of Israel as the aggressor you need to check your morals. Hamas are NOT freedom fighters. They are TERRORISTS who have targeted, kidnapped, murdered, raped and wounded more than 1000 INNOCENT Israeli civilians today! UNPROVOKED! My heart is BROKEN.

Megabooks I just dropped you and email an hour ago. Praying for you and every Israeli right now. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Praying for safety and an end to violence. Please stay safe my dear friend. 💕🫶🏻 I‘m worried about you. 8mo
AmyG I have been thinking of you and your family….and Israel. Hope you are all safe and praying this horror ends quickly. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Praying 🙏🏻 I hope that you are safe 🫶🏻💔 8mo
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SamAnne So sorry for all the violence your community is experiencing.💔❤️😢 8mo
julesG I have no words. It's heartbreaking. I hope 8mo
julesG for an end to the violence. Stay safe! 8mo
Christine Wishing you safety and praying for peace. ❤️ 8mo
mrp27 Praying for peace. Stay safe. 8mo
youneverarrived This is just heartbreaking. Thinking of you all. (edited) 8mo
RebelReader Praying for peace and your safety. 8mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been watching the news with horror today, Cindy, and thinking about you. Sending so much love. ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Librarybelle So heartbreaking. Thinking of you. ❤️ 8mo
robinb Cindy, you‘ve been on my mind and in my heart today. Sending up prayers for you and Israel. Please stay safe and let us hear from you. 🙏 8mo
BookNAround Thinking of you and my other friends in Israel today and praying for your safety and peace. 8mo
CarolynM Thinking of you and sincerely hoping the violence will end. Much love to you❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Bookzombie I have been thinking of you today. I hope you and your family are safe. ❤️ 8mo
MaureenMc 🙏🙏🙏 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The news is heartbreaking. With every article and headline, I'm thinking of you, your family, and your fellow Israeli citizens. Wishing you all safety. ❤️ 8mo
Dragon Saw the terrifying videos on CNN. So relieved that your family is safe- take care 🩷 8mo
CBee Still sending you and Israel all of my love 💚💚💚 8mo
Monica5 Saw this on the news this morning and immediately said a prayer for Israel and the citizens. I will continue praying for y'all 🙏🙏 8mo
MallenNC I hadn‘t been on Litsy today until now. I‘m so relieved to know you are safe. 8mo
Hooked_on_books I hope you‘re in a safe place. It must be incredibly scary there right now. 8mo
squirrelbrain Just came on here to see how you were as I‘ve been thinking of you. Thinking of you, your family and friends. 8mo
Cathythoughts I also just came on here to see you are ok. Take care Cindy. X 8mo
Simona My thoughts are with you and your family 🙏 8mo
AnneCecilie Think of you. Stay safe ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you @AnneCecilie it‘s been a horrible 36 hours and I‘m just trying to process the magnitude of this barbaric attack. 8mo
eanderson So heartbreaking. 🙏 and 💕 (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you Elisabeth!! Your reaching out and commenting gives me so much comfort @eanderson 8mo
Chrissyreadit Cindy i am so sad and heartbroken. As always it is Humans who suffer no matter the reason- and often those with no reason to be a target. You have been on my mind but finding words that match my grief was an impossible task. So i just wanted to send you love, hope for peace and share some tears and grief. 8mo
Cinfhen Bless you @Chrissyreadit 🩷🩷🩷 8mo
Centique Oh my god Cindy i have just seen this. Was driving long distance this weekend and missed the news. This may be the most horrifying event ive seen on the news since Rwanda and Darfur and 9/11. It is beyond belief. There is never any justification for the murder of civillians - and this was an act of terrorising families in their own homes and communities. Im horror stricken 😮 (edited) 8mo
BarbaraBB Dear dear Cindy, it is horrible, I can‘t believe what I read. You are right to speak up and I am with you and have been thinking of you all day. 8mo
BarbaraBB And of your family of course. Of Z who could have been in the army and all the other young people who are. I hope the violence will end soon somehow. I do hope you and your family are alright and are holding each other tight. Are E and his gf with you? Will email, I am not at home now. All my love and strength for you and the family. 🤍 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m gutted @BarbaraBB @Centique I‘m at a loss for words. It‘s 1939 Germany. Jews being slaughtered. Rounded up and abducted. We chant Never Again and now it‘s happening again. The difference this time we mobilize, prioritize and FIGHT BACK. Senseless bloodshed on two sides. Heartbreaking 8mo
BookBabe Cindy, just wanted to let you know you, your loved ones, and the Israeli community are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻 What is happening is truly heartbreaking. 😢 7mo
tpixie @Cinfhen I just caught up with your posts. Don‘t know how I missed all of them! Hugs, prayers, and strong voices for Peace & Safety. 7mo
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Small Mercies | Dennis Lehane
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#BeachDay I actually forgot my physical book at home 🤦🏼‍♀️but luckily I I have this awesome audiobook on hand💜 I forgot how much I LOVE narration by Robin Miles. 🙌🏻 Shoutout to @Amiable who put this book on her #Top10Summer2023Reads #DoubleSpin

Simona Looks very calming ♥️ 8mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! How are you?!? Hope all is well 🩷 Beach is GORGEOUS today @Simona 8mo
Amiable It‘s so good, right? Have a great day at the beach! 8mo
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Cinfhen @Amiable Mary Pat is my hero🙌🏻I NEED to read more by Lehane (edited) 8mo
Amiable @Cinfhen He‘s fabulous! Definitely read this one 8mo
Cinfhen @Amiable 👍🏽I read and liked 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Hi Cindy, just wanted to make sure you and your family are ok after the shocking attacks on Israel tonight 😔 sending a hug!! 8mo
Simona I‘m well, thank you 😊 Slowly getting back to the reading … I hope that you and your family are well 🙏 8mo
Bklover Hi Cindy! Is your family ok? Just checking on you all. I‘m so sorry this happens. Sending you lots of love. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
CBee Chiming in here to check on you 💚 8mo
Suet624 Cindy, my first thought was of you. 8mo
Graywacke Thinking of you and your family and community. 8mo
sarahbarnes Thinking of you Cindy and hoping you‘re safe. 8mo
Cinfhen Thank God my family and our area is safe (for now) but we are devastated by what is occurring in the southern cities. It‘s worse than what is being reported. And unfortunately because military service is mandatory for all citizens from the ages of 18-35 everyone we know has a child right now being called in. I‘m beyond gutted. My son was discharged last summer for medical reasons but his unit is really in the thick of things right now and my 👇🏽 8mo
Cinfhen heart is breaking for all the parents who are probably sick with worry. I appreciate your thoughts and ask that you continue to keep the people of Israel in your prayers @sarahbarnes @Graywacke @Suet624 @CBee @Bklover @CoffeeAndABook 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen thank goodness you and yours are safe 💚 8mo
Cinfhen And to think yesterday I was at the beach feeling so carefree @CBee but I‘m beyond grateful that my family is safe and hopefully out of harm‘s way. 8mo
kspenmoll I am praying for you & your family & country. I hope you stay safe.The news clips are devastating, shocking & heartbreaking. 8mo
Ruthiella Just woke up and heard the news. ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
sarahbarnes I‘m so sorry and so glad to hear you‘re safe. Keeping you in my thoughts. ♥️ 8mo
JenReadsAlot Thinking of you and your family 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s a nightmare situation @kspenmoll @Ruthiella @JenReadsAlot the news we‘re receiving is devastating and heartbreaking. In the past few hours we‘ve experienced several rocket attacks. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers 🩷🩷🩷 (edited) 8mo
Leftcoastzen Worried for you and your family ,holding you all in my heart ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s been a terrible terrible day @Leftcoastzen I appreciate your kind thoughts. My heart is heavy 8mo
CoffeeAndABook I‘m so shocked by what I‘m hearing. This is terrifying. Reading about the young soldiers and hostages breaks my heart. Yes my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your country ❤️‍🩹 8mo
Bklover Thank you for the update, my friend. I have thought about you and your family and everyone in Israel today and I am just sorry. Sorry for the way the world is right now, sorry that all of the young people there that are risking their lives when this shouldn‘t be happening. I‘m sorry for the devastation you all are having to deal with (again and again). I‘m sorry I can‘t do more than pray for you. Please let me know if there anything I could do💔 8mo
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Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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WHOA! I was not prepared for the BRUTALITY of this book nor the extremely graphic sexual abuse depicted. Just heartbreaking. Absolutely gutted by this book. I can‘t say I “enjoyed” reading this one, but it‘s definitely a powerful piece of writing. Does this belong in a classroom? I‘m not sure it‘s right for every student but it certainly is the RIGHT place to explore the themes of poverty, inequality, cruelty and damaging beliefs.

CarolynM Great review💔 Hope you are well, Cindy😘 8mo
Cinfhen All good @CarolynM how are you??? How are your parents doing??? 8mo
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Reggie There is a passage about a sofa in here and what it means to that family that I always think about. It‘s a rough book but my god, her writing! 8mo
CarolynM We‘ve had a hard few weeks, but today was a good day. It‘s an emotional roller coaster💙❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen 💯 @Reggie and I know the passage you are referring to. Can‘t believe this was her first novel!!! 8mo
Cinfhen @CarolynM thank God for the good days ❤️ 8mo
TrishB I‘ve yet to get to this one! 8mo
TrishB @CarolynM sending virtual hugs ❤️ 8mo
CarolynM Thank you Trish. I need them today💙. @TrishB 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s really a difficult read @TrishB but im glad I finally picked it up. 8mo
TrishB @CarolynM ♥️ it‘s so hard. Thinking of you and the family. 8mo
Centique This is the most brutal book ive ever read but i do think an experience like that needs to be captured by an amazing author - and Morrison is exactly the right author to make it horrifying but also human. 🙌 8mo
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Winner! | Paul Kropp
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Excited to announce the third quarter winner 🏅 Congrats @Singout 🥳🥳🥳
You‘re our lucky #Booked2023 summer winner ☀️😎
One quarter left so keep on reading & posting friends

Cinfhen Hi @Singout please contact me so I can arrange to send you your gift card 😁❣️ cindyh666 at iCloud dot com 8mo
Ruthiella Congratulations @Singout ! 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
BarbaraBB Congratulations @Singout 🙌🏽 8mo
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Deblovestoread Congrats! 🎉 @Singout 8mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations @singout 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 8mo
Singout Wow!!! I never expected to actually win one of these! Thanks so much. 8mo
Cinfhen @Singout don‘t forget to email me so I can send you your gift card! Will Amazon to your email work??? 8mo
Singout Done! And I think so! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Singout Congratulations!! Great job! 8mo
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Another book that seems fitting to read for #BannedBooks #TitlesAndTunes #Blues
#LetFreedomRead #BannedBookWeek

@BarbaraBB please add Beautiful Scars by Merry Clayton to our playlist

BarbaraBB I will! And I‘ll share it later today! 8mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
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Another memoir that NEEDS to be added to EVERY school curriculum. Heartbreaking and immersive. Gorgeous narration. I‘m always amazed how people can endure and ultimately thrive after suffering & experiencing such horror. As I sat in my living room with tears running down my face,my son wanted to know “why I torture myself” and I responded “until my last breath I will bear witness and share these stories so that the next generation #NeverForgets

Cinfhen This is my October #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks 8mo
Cinfhen And DEFINITELY a top 10 read for 2023 8mo
CBee This is exactly why I read the stories and watch the movies and shows…. To bear witness and never ever forget. If you haven‘t watched it already, A Small Light (Nat Geo) is incredible! 8mo
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Cinfhen Someone else literally told me just yesterday that I HAVE to watch A Small Light @CBee which I NEED to do 🩷Thanks for sharing the recommendation xx 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen you must 💚 it‘s so well done. And I learned so much more about Miep Gies. Be prepared to cry with this one too 😢 8mo
Cinfhen Of course I also just downloaded this book @CBee 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen that one looks interesting! Stacked! 8mo
CBee Also, I read this when I was in high school, it‘s one I highly recommend: 8mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!! I no nothing about your book @CBee Thanks for sharing!! I was /am very hesitant to read the Betrayal about Anne Frank because apparently the author can not authenticate her claim and she names a Jewish person as the culprit which many say is a way of demonizing the Jews and turning the victims into the perpetrators. I‘m conflicted but curious to read nonetheless 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen I believe they talk about that in A Small Light and I remember reading that there is a bit of controversy there. 8mo
Librarybelle I so need to read this! 8mo
LeahBergen Great review! I‘ll be saving this for just the right moment. 😢 8mo
Cinfhen I just downloaded A Small Light on Prime Video @CBee - watched the first episode. I always assumed Miep was an older woman, I never realized how young she was. WOW her bravery! 8mo
Cinfhen It was only like 6 hours on audio, maybe less @Librarybelle @LeahBergen but it‘s beyond impactful. Highly recommend audio - narration was excellent. 8mo
CBee @Cinfhen I did too! She was so young and never even hesitated to help. Just heroic and so brave. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 8mo
Megabooks Powerful!! 8mo
Centique I totally agree - we need to bear witness through books to these experiences. Just have a break to recover afterwards! 8mo
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Joan | Katherine J. Chen
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Megabooks I‘m in love with this cover! 8mo
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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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My wonderful friend and fabulous co-host @BarbaraBB is celebrating 6 years of Litsy fun with a giveaway🙌🏻visit her post for all the details 🤓 #BBgiveaway
I‘ve tagged a book I‘m looking forward to in 2024🤗

BarbaraBB A new Everett? I didn‘t know! Thanks for sharing and being my friend and co-host ❤️❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s apparently a retelling of Huckleberry Finn from the POV of the enslaved black man, Jim @BarbaraBB 🤷🏼‍♀️ 8mo
batsy Oooh, new Percival Everett! 🙌🏾 8mo
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squirrelbrain Oooh a new Everett! 8mo
Cinfhen The premise sounds really promising @squirrelbrain @batsy especially given the author 🫶🏼 8mo
TrishB Thank you 😘 8mo
Hooked_on_books I almost picked this one! 8mo
Cinfhen Sounds good, right @Hooked_on_books ?!?? 8mo
Cinfhen Always @TrishB xxxx 8mo
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THIS BOOK 😭😭😭😭😭

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Cold Millions | Jess Walter
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Gorgeous sunset tonight while reading in the sukkah 💜🧡really enjoying this book - makes me appreciate how “easy” we have it compared to 100 years ago

CatGusMax Happy reading and Chag Sameach! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @CatGusMax 🌾🍋 8mo
CarolynM I liked this one a lot🙂 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m really liking it @CarolynM 8mo
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Spinning | Lou Aronica
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Yay! I REALLY do LOVE the second of every month😁Here‘s my #BookSpin #DoubleSpin for October @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Enjoy!!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Sarah @TheAromaofBooks just two more until 2024!!!!!! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh my WORD don't say things like that! 😂 8mo
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LeahBergen I recently bought My Friend Anne Frank, too! 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m “enjoying” it @LeahBergen 🤓 I mean it‘s obviously heartbreaking because you know what‘s going to happen 💔 (edited) 8mo
squirrelbrain I just got My Friend Anne Frank on BorrowBox. 8mo
BarbaraBB I have the LeHane too on my shelves. And I‘ve heard a lot about My friend Anne Frank 😭 8mo
Cinfhen It was definitely one of my top reads of the year @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB really powerful but incredibly sad 😔 8mo
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Blue Hour | Tiffany Clarke Harrison
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How serendipitous that my library hold should come in today, October 1 as we begin #TitlesAndTunes newest prompt #Blues 💙This novella was on the recommended summer reading list by Barack Obama. It‘s a fragmented story of a woman dealing with grief& loss and trying to make sense of what it means to bring a black baby into a world full of racism and violence, specifically towards the brown and black communities. TW: infertility & miscarriage 👇🏼

Cinfhen Definitely go audio - I think it suits the second person narrative best. 🎧 8mo
Cinfhen Chose the song Blue by Beyoncé for many reasons https://spotify.link/bdiNoWZZxDb 8mo
BarbaraBB Awesome choices. I just added your song to the playlist and notice on Spotify that a “new” Prince song has been dropped this week, called Get Blue! A coincidence?! https://spotify.link/DNQ1cxsiyDb 8mo
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Cinfhen You have to add it!!! That‘s too freaky @BarbaraBB !!!!! 8mo
BarbaraBB Already did 😉. In Dutch there‘s a saying: “two souls, one thought” which suits us perfectly 💖 8mo
Cinfhen I love that saying @BarbaraBB 👯‍♀️💕💕 8mo
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O‘Nan is quickly becoming a favorite author - I love how authentic his characters are and his attention to detail is not overly written but so precise in the setting, mood and time.This is a short novella about a small crew of characters working the final shift ,just days before Xmas, in a mall located Red Lobster Diner. It‘s so pitch perfect in its simplicity, I just wish it would have been a longer story.

Cinfhen What should I read next @BarbaraBB ?? Thanks for posting & tagging me @Megabooks !!! 8mo
Cinfhen I see now you recommend a book @BarbaraBB !!! Going to look for 8mo
Megabooks You‘re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it too! 8mo
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I admit I only really grasped 40% of the scientific and financial aspects of this book….however, I still found the premise fascinating and a real page turner. It‘s shocking to read all the antics, (lack of) ethics, principles and decisions that go into funding, producing and acquiring drugs/ medicines to bring to market. Super disheartening to see who gets rich from these drugs.

Cinfhen I think you‘d like this one @Megabooks 8mo
Megabooks Just got it with a credit! Thanks! 8mo
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Let‘s see how the week goes, my son and gf are arriving today and we have lots of friends from the States visiting this week too. Can‘t wait for #BookSpin #DoubleSpin

squirrelbrain A busy week - enjoy! 😘 8mo
TrishB Have a great week 😘 8mo
Cinfhen It should be a great week @TrishB although it ‘s actually raining today!!! First time since March 🤪 8mo
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Here‘s my #SeptemberWrapUp
My favorites: Very Nice, North Woods, The Gown, Whalebone Theatre and The Laughter
Not in any specific order ♥️

Bluebird What a great month! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Bluebird !! What was your favorite book this month??? 8mo
Cathythoughts Yes a great month Cindy ! I must look up those favorites of yours 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
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Bluebird I had a great reading month! My fav was Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, but only by a small margin. Runner ups were Tom Lake, Chain-Gang All Stars, Witness for the Prosecution. 😀. I‘m looking forward to reading North Woods and Whalebone Theater soon (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen @Bluebird since I‘ve read and loved Tom Lake & All Stars I probably need to read Witness for the Prosecution 🤓 and I agree Potato Peel Pie was lovely 8mo
Bluebird It‘s a short read, but packs a punch 😀 8mo
Cinfhen Good to know @Bluebird and I‘m SUCH a fan of short reads with 🥊 8mo
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I read more than I thought I would this week - surprisingly my re-read of American Baby for upcoming bookclub, ended up being my favorite book of the week. The rest were just ok.

Bookzombie I love the badge in the upper right corner. How was Babysitter? 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Bookzombie PicCollage FINALLY has a whole bunch of reader‘s stickers! 8mo
Cinfhen I wasn‘t impressed with Babysitter - it was violent and disturbing at times but it felt gratuitous and the serial killer was an unnecessary distraction. I would say #BorrowNotBuy @Bookzombie (edited) 8mo
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I was really in the mood for some #NF today / I admit I only understand 1/3 of what‘s going on but I‘m still captivated 🤩 Tonight the Jewish holiday of Sukkot begins - im busy decorating our sukkah and of course MORE COOKING!!! Chag Sameach to anyone who‘s celebrating tonight 🍋🌾

IndoorDame Chag sameach! 8mo
keithmalek Oh, that sounds fascinating! 8mo
AmyG Chag Sameach…have a wonderful holoday. 8mo
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Singout Chag Sameach! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks, I‘m so excited 😊 I love sukkot 💚💛💚 @AmyG @IndoorDame @Singout 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s REALLY good @keithmalek 🤯🤯 8mo
Read-y_Picker Gorgeous sukkah OMG!! 8mo
LeahBergen It‘s looking gorgeous! 8mo
Megabooks Yay! I didn‘t know much about this holiday before we became friends. 💜💜 have a blessed time! 8mo
Centique I love finding out about Jewish holidays & traditions from you! Like @Megabooks says i hadnt heard of this before i met you. Have a wonderful celebration - it looks amazing! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks friends!!! I hosted 16 for lunch today in the sukkah and we had plenty of room!!! Also no bees 🐝!!! So a total win @Read-y_Picker @LeahBergen @Megabooks @Centique 8mo
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Unsettled | Ayana Mathis
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I had high expectations for this book but it just didn‘t gel for me. Ava Carson & her young son are looking to start over but the world isn‘t kind to black women and the system set up to help is often cruel and crooked. Not an easy read 💔 #ARC #NetGalley

Megabooks I‘m hoping I like this more since it‘s my last BOTM choice. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 8mo
Cinfhen I hope you like it @Megabooks 🙏🏼 8mo
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Third times a charm 🥰 I will admit the old time Philadelphia Jewish angle REALLY kept me hooked. McBride humorously and heartily writes about a Jewish owned grocery store that caters to the black community in Pottstown, Pa. Definitely had Deacon King Kong vibes, with a cast of quirky and zany characters full of wisdom & mirth. The plot is pretty convoluted and McBride tends to overwrite but there‘s a satisfying story if you stick with it.

Bluebird Lol! Took two times for me! Didn‘t get far in my first attempt—I thought it was a mystery and got bored. 2nd try was much better with a different expectation. Also a ‘pick‘ for me, but agree with #borrownotbuy. 8mo
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Cinfhen I wavered between a pick and so-so @Bluebird because even though I love McBride he really tends to overplay his plot - know what I mean??? 8mo
Bluebird @Cinfhen I sure do! This is my first book by McBride. I recently picked up Deacon King Kong, but I‘m kinda afraid to start it. 😂 8mo
Cinfhen DKK is VERY SIMILAR @Bluebird so if you are in the mood for MORE of the SAME go for it otherwise I‘d wait a bit 😎 8mo
Bluebird @Cinfhen thanks! I just shoved DKK down the stack. Maybe I‘ll tackle it in 2024. 8mo
Cinfhen @Bluebird 👍🏽 8mo
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Friendly Reminder ♥️Our third quarter #Booked2023 drawing is coming up soon! You have until October 3 to enter and record all prompts read during July, August and September! Here‘s the link:
https://forms.gle/CswMJfRM9tWGRXBE6
Good Luck everyone and don‘t forget to keep posting your books📚
Love your hosts: XX @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Please repost and share @LitsyEvents 🤓 8mo
TrishB Thanks for reminder- done ✅ 8mo
JamieArc Did mine today! I was a little sad to only enter 3 prompts but then I realized it was because I‘m ahead and don‘t have too many left to complete! 8mo
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LeeRHarry Oops I just realised that I have just entered twice 🤦🏼‍♀️ sorry Cindy - please ignore my latest entry - I need to pick up my record keeping game! 8mo
Cinfhen No worries @LeeRHarry xx yay @JamieArc @TrishB 💜 8mo
Bookzombie I only have three prompts left and I completed none of them in the quarter. 😏 Wait maybe I have a couple to enter. 🤪 (edited) 8mo
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Babysitter | Joyce Carol Oates
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I read two books set in the 70‘s, each about a serial killer within days of each other. A young wife and mother finds herself restless in her marriage and disheartened with motherhood. She embarks on an affair with a mysterious and dangerous man who may be connected to a serial killer prowling her city. I thought the writing was ok and the pacing was a bit slow but the ending was disappointing 😬 between a pick and so-so

BarbaraBB I am always so-so about Oates. 8mo
Cinfhen Yeah, this is my second book by her and I‘m not overly enthusiastic @BarbaraBB 🤷🏼‍♀️ 8mo
marleed My only book by this author was the tagged which I liked - until and unfortunately I heard her interview about the book. I was so unimpressed, nearly horrified, by her justification of the actions of the farther. It completely destroyed my thoughts about the book and can‘t revisit the author. 8mo
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Cinfhen I think she intentionally tries to be edgy or provocative @marleed im not sure if I‘d read more from her 🤷🏼‍♀️ 8mo
SamAnne I‘ve only read one of her books, Book of American Martyrs. Was not impressed. She can‘t write Middle America, that‘s for sure. 8mo
Megabooks I‘ve never read her. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think you‘re missing anything @Megabooks 8mo
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Spinning | Lou Aronica
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BarbaraBB That photo 💖 8mo
Cinfhen It was outside a flower shop in Capri 🥰 @BarbaraBB 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks Also that zebra reminds me of the one that used to be on the packs of gum - which I just had to go look up 😂 - Fruit Stripes!! I LOVED that gum when I was a kid. The flavor only lasted about .25 seconds, but it was an AMAZING .25 seconds!!! 8mo
Cinfhen OMG @TheAromaofBooks I TOTALLY remember THAT gum!!! Yessssss! Loved it too 😂😂😂😂😂 8mo
TheAromaofBooks It had those brilliant temporary tattoos that my siblings and I thought were SO edgy 😂 😂 😂 8mo
Megabooks Great picture!! Totally agree re: gum @TheAromaofBooks !! 8mo
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This was a re-read for upcoming IRL book club and it was just as impactful and infuriating as the first time I read it. What young unwed birth mothers went through emotionally and physically is beyond heartbreaking. And the social workers, doctors and other professionals behaviors and practices were criminal. For some adoption was the best choice, but for the young women who were forced & coerced into relinquishing both their rights & babies 💔

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Tonight begins the holiest day of the Jewish year - Yom Kippur and Friday is another Jewish holiday- Sukkot. So I‘m keeping my forecast light. For all who celebrate YK may you be inscribed in the Book of Life and find all your prayers and hopes answered. Peace and love to all✌🏽☮️🕊️🩷

TrishB Have a lovely week ♥️ 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @TrishB xxx 8mo
Eggbeater Gmar hatimah tova 8mo
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IndoorDame גמר חתימה טובה ❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen Thank you so much @Eggbeater @IndoorDame may you both have a healthy peaceful and fulfilling year - 8mo
squirrelbrain Gmar hatimah tovah Cindy. 8mo
Cinfhen @squirrelbrain super impressive 🙌🏻look at you writing in Hebrew 🩷 xxx 8mo
squirrelbrain I looked it up! 😃 #googleisyourfriend 8mo
Deblovestoread Wishing you a meaningful Yom Kippur! 💜 8mo
Bluebird G‘mar chatimah tovah. Have an easy fast. 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Bluebird @Deblovestoread luckily I had a very easy fast and some solid time for reflection 💜 8mo
Megabooks I just got on the library list for Unsettled. Sounds interesting! 8mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t love it @Megabooks 🤷🏼‍♀️I had high hopes because I really liked 8mo
Megabooks Hmmm…def glad it‘s a #borrownotbuy situation then. 👍🏻 8mo
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Bright Young Women | Jessica (Author) Knoll
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Struggling to write this review - I liked it but something was off… It‘s an interesting premise for a novel - taking one of the most notorious serial killers in history, refusing to name him yet spin a story from the perspective of one of the sorority women who was in the house the night he murdered raped and strangled two young women and violently assaulted two other sorority sisters. There‘s a secondary story about another victim 👇🏼

Cinfhen Who goes missing in 1974 and her family refuses to believe she may have been a victim of the serial killer but her girlfriend refuses to give up searching for answers. This part of the story I didn‘t “enjoy” as much. I liked the dual narration. #GoodNotGreat 8mo
BarbaraBB Besides the cover I love your review. Feel tempted to read it even though you‘re not that enthusiastic 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
CSeydel Great review. I read Luckiest Girl Alive and found it disappointing. 8mo
Cinfhen @CSeydel I think this one is better than Luckiest Girl although the tone of her writing is similar in style / im happy I was able to #BorrowNotBuy but I do think you might enjoy this one @BarbaraBB 8mo
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The sequel to Boy in the Striped Pajamas but could be read as a standalone. This book follows Gretel, the daughter of the Nazi commander of Auschwitz as she tries to put her past behind her and make a new life for herself. I was fully invested in this book but I felt like the writing wasn‘t Boyne‘s finest. This book deals with complacency, grief, guilt, culpability and forgiveness.

TrishB I may read now after your review. Was a bit on the fence as saw so many mixed reviews. 8mo
Cinfhen I can send you this book @TrishB if you‘re interested 8mo
BarbaraBB I am in no hurry to read it. Was it as YA as 8mo
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Cinfhen It was not written as YA/ middle grade @BarbaraBB but this book lacked the finesse and expertise of 8mo
BarbaraBB It is hard for him to beat that one! 8mo
TrishB That would be great! Thank you 😘 8mo
Cinfhen My pleasure/ I have another book I think you might like that im going to include as well @TrishB hopefully you won‘t end up buying it before it gets to you! 8mo
TrishB Thank you 😘 I‘m intrigued! 8mo
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Another week another book report! Finished 4 books this week although one, The Whalebone Theatre was over 18 hours of audio ( totally worth it!!) I liked North Woods a lot and the Boyne was engaging but definitely not on the same level as past Boyne books. Sandy Hook was a bit of a disappointment because the book was really about the conspiracy theorists who flat out denied the SH murders & basically terrorized the families for years.

TrishB Good week 👍🏻 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB 💕 8mo
BarbaraBB Love the Knoll cover 8mo
Cinfhen Me too @BarbaraBB it‘s a real attention grabber 🩷💛🩷 8mo
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Stopped into the charity bookshop and found this book which I wasn‘t looking for but it was obviously looking for me @Megabooks @Anna40 😁 #serendipitous

Anna40 What a find! Enjoy! :) 8mo
Megabooks Fantastic! 8mo
Cinfhen I mean how crazzzy that we were discussing this book /author just a few hours ago @Megabooks @Anna40 8mo
Anna40 Yes! What a coincidence. 🤩 8mo
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I had no idea when I requested this audiobook from the library it was nearly 19 hours long. I probably would‘ve skipped it, but I‘m really loving it 🥰 Narration is SUPERB🎧🙌🏻 Chose for #IspyBingo curtain and #52Books September mini challenge #BookBeginsWithProperNoun

BarbaraBB I am not doing the mini challenges but now that you mention them I‘ll probabilities do so next year 😂 (edited) 8mo
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TrishB Had this on my kindle for a while! 8mo
Cinfhen I really think you‘d like it @TrishB 😄 8mo
Cinfhen I wasn‘t going to do the mini challenges but then I saw I kind of did without really trying @BarbaraBB I think I‘m only doing #52books and hopefully #Booked2024 next year plus the other challenges on Litsy like #AAM and #BookSpin and of course #TitlesAndTunes 😁 (edited) 8mo
jenniferw88 😍 book is set in my home county, and the author lives in Dorset too! 😍 8mo
Caroline2 This is 99p on kindle at the mo in the uk. 👍 😁 8mo
LeeRHarry Mini challenges? Guess I‘m not doing them. 😏 8mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Hopefully #Booked2024! I‘ll do them all again I‘m afraid (52books, ATY, Pop) and of course #TitlesAndTunes and #Roll100 but not #Bookspin. Might try #AAM. And of course the #TOB! 8mo
Cinfhen Have you read it @jenniferw88 ??? It‘s really good!!! Definitely worth #99p @Caroline2 8mo
Cinfhen There‘s only been a few @LeeRHarry they are usually set around an event/holiday( like Easter in March or back to school in September ) 8mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen not yet! 8mo
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB hard to believe we are almost at January !! A whole new year of challenges 😀 8mo
Librarybelle I‘m not doing the mini challenges this year. Maybe next year??? Who knows! I didn‘t realize this book was that long - 19 hours is a nice size book! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
Bluebird Lol, like @LeeRHarry I did not know there are mini-challenges (edited) 8mo
Megabooks Oh awesome! I‘d been avoiding it due to length, but I‘ve been burning up the audiobook hours this month! 8mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed the audio @Megabooks and I thought it was a remarkably written debut!! 8mo
Cinfhen I hadn‘t planned on doing the mini challenges @Librarybelle @Bluebird but it sort of evolved organically 😉 8mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Excited to share my October‘s #TitlesAndTunes #Blues @barbarabb 🩵💙 This book has been on my TBR for ages- a story about the “blue people” of Eastern Kentucky - a place known for their bluegrass music 🎻
While researching songs I actually came across a song with the exact book title by the Ruby Friedman Orchestra plus I had to add a nice bluesy remake of Blue Kentucky Moon from LeAnn Rimes 🌚

BarbaraBB What good choices and how pleased @Megabooks will be 💙🎼 8mo
Cinfhen I was trying to stay away from books about depression & mental health @BarbaraBB and of course K made me think of M❣️❣️❣️ (edited) 8mo
Megabooks Yay! Kentucky stuff! My high school principal was related to the blue Combs family, but he was not blue. 8mo
Cinfhen That‘s soooo cool @Megabooks !!! 8mo
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While the author did a ton of research and really dug deep her primary focus was on the deplorable people who call themselves TRUTHERS ( conspiracy theorists) but they are nothing more than troubled, sick individuals who are allowed to spew nonsense - The events at SH were so heinous and then for people to claim SH was a sham is just beyond cruel. My heart broke for the victims families but this book was not the tribute I was expecting. 👇🏽

Cinfhen It was wayyyy too long and the author went on too many side tangents about other hoaxers, conspiracies and debunkers. 8mo
Centique Great review Cindy 😘 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Centique 😘 8mo
Megabooks Great review!! 8mo
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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#NetGalley #ARC #PublishesToday I have a feeling this one will find it‘s way onto many book prize lists! Told through interconnected stories, over the span of hundreds of years we visit the North Woods where a cabin and its inhabitants live connecting the past, present and future. Imaginative and creative with gorgeous writing and storytelling. Really good!!

jlhammar I'm really excited for this one - sounds great! 8mo
Cinfhen I really think you‘ll like this one @jlhammar 8mo
squirrelbrain I just requested this on NG. 8mo
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BookwormM I loved this one it is a great story one of my favs of the year so far 8mo
Cinfhen Hope it comes through @squirrelbrain - I agree @BookwormM it‘s a great story 🍎 8mo
Megabooks I‘m excited! I have this from the library now. 8mo
Cinfhen Are you going print @Megabooks ? Im curious if this one is available on audio?? 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen audio with like 10 narrators!! 8mo
Cinfhen Oh, that should be phenomenal @Megabooks lmk! 8mo
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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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#BorrowNotBuy #MoreMehThanYeah
Two girls are raised liked sisters as their fathers are both part of the tightly knit “family” ( Italian mafia)
Super predictable and very lackluster- not a pan but totally a book that can be skipped 👎🏼

Megabooks I read and have totally forgotten this. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Cinfhen Yeah/ it‘s totally bland and forgettable @Megabooks 😖 8mo
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Passengers | John Marrs
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Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Z wants to read it too, so a #DoubleWin 😁♥️ 8mo
BarbaraBB That is cool, T read the blurb and didn‘t 🤷🏻‍♀️. But it is freaking good, I hope you both will think so too 🤞🏽💕 8mo
Megabooks I have another of his that I‘m excited for. 8mo
Cinfhen This will be my first time reading this author @Megabooks but @BarbaraBB was soooo enthusiastic I was having FoMo 8mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I haven‘t heard of that one. I hope it‘s as good. Have you read The Passengers? I have one other book by him waiting for me: 8mo
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Im surprised I was able to read/ listen to so many books this week because I was SUPER BUSY preparing and then celebrating Rosh Hashana 😍

Megabooks You did get a lot read! I hope your celebration was great! 🍎🍯 8mo
marleed Oh I hope you had a wonderful celebration! 8mo
Cinfhen I did @Megabooks @marleed - can‘t believe a whole year has flown by 8mo
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TrishB Hope you had a fab few days ♥️ 8mo
BarbaraBB I hope you had a wonderful time 💚 8mo
Bklover Hope it was a great celebration!🩵 8mo
Cinfhen It was wonderful despite not having all my children with me @TrishB @BarbaraBB @Bklover 8mo
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Just a random group of books that have been lurking on my TBR!

HotMessJess Oh! have you read Columbine by Dave Cullen? 8mo
Megabooks I‘m thinking about getting to the donoghue this week too. 8mo
Cinfhen Yessss @HotMessJess and I can tell you that Sandy Hook, which I just started is already soul crushing. 8mo
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Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to see if our opinions line up @Megabooks 😘 (edited) 8mo
TrishB Have a good week 😘 8mo
Bklover Sandy Hook is going to be tough I imagine. I‘d like to read that one too. Somehow it seems like honoring them. 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s beyond heartbreaking @Bklover the author set out to honor the precious innocent lives that were taken and to call out and shame the “truth seekers” who claimed SH was a government hoax. Alex Jones is deplorable 🤬 8mo
Cinfhen You too @TrishB xxxxx 8mo
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