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DebinHawaii

DebinHawaii

Joined March 2016

Voracious reader, book hoarder, and book loving Hawaii food blogger at kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com. Love pairing my reviews with recipes.
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#RedRoseSeptember
Not every “wonder” book from my shelves tells of a #WonderfulLife but there is certainly plenty of wonderful titles to be found there. Many of these are still unread but the tagged book & The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland are wonderful childhood favorites.📚💚

violabrain I loved James Herriot‘s books! 15h
Cinfhen What a lovely bunch of books 💜 14h
Cinfhen YOWZA!!!!That cover of 14h
arlenefinnigan It's good fun re-reading Alice's Adventures In Wonderland as an adult and realising it's about drugs. 12h
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The Impossible Girl | Lydia Kang
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day2
Love the color & graphic & how well it fits the story & vibe. As I am late to the party, I‘m not tagging anyone but please join in if you would like to play along.🤗

A plug for this book, I recommend it if you are looking for a unique & macabre October read. 💜🖤

Leftcoastzen That is an amazing cover! 24h
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, stacking! I liked another one by her, also with a beautiful cover 23h
Catsandbooks Omg I love that cover! 😍 23h
ju.ca.no Pretty!! 22h
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day1 🌺

@ValerieAndBooks invited me to play along with posting 7 covers I love but it took me a few days to get started. 🤗📚I feel like I am behind so if you want to play & haven‘t consider yourself tagged.

Cathythoughts Lovely cover. I have this too. Still havnt read though. Have you ? Good ? 1d
DebinHawaii @Cathythoughts I just got it a few weeks ago from Book Depository partially due to the cover 😍 but have not read it yet. It sounds good though! 1d
LeeRHarry This book has done so well here in Aus - it is on my shelf but I haven‘t got to it yet - I agree gorgeous cover! 😍 1d
ValerieAndBooks Wow, yes, lovely cover!! 1d
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Today‘s lunch & blog post: Shrimp & Egg Drop Soup with Wonton Ribbons from the tagged book. Tasty & so quick & easy, I only managed to squeeze a chapter of #audiosouping in.

I extended my checkout on this book & this soup is the 3rd recipe I have tried. My favorite thing about Bittman is the ease of his recipes & the variations he suggests & you get them both in this book as he gives recipes 3-ways: Easy, Vegan or Perfect for Company. Link👇🏻

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#bookmail #bookhaul
I‘m so excited to be selected as part of this year‘s #AbramsDinnerParty! I‘ll be receiving Abrams Publishing‘s new foodie book & cookbooks to review & post on my blog & social media. Got my first 5 books & a tote bag this week; 2 food history titles (the tagged book & one about cider), Chef Aaron Sanchez‘s memoir, Michael Ruhlman‘s latest & the most gorgeous vegetarian Mediterranean cookbook. 😍Can‘t wait to start reading!📚🤗

Herschelian Lucky fish, as we South Africans would say. Wonderful selection. 2d
MicheleinPhilly Oh how fun! Can‘t wait to see what you make! 2d
Texreader Congratulations!! They couldn‘t have picked a better person!! 2d
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DebinHawaii @Herschelian Yes! Lucky 🐟 indeed! 😉 2d
DebinHawaii @MicheleinPhilly I am so excited! Already getting the tabs out to mark recipes! 🤓 2d
DebinHawaii @Texreader Thank you my friend! 😘 2d
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#RedRoseSeptember
A #twofer post to get me caught up.
There is a #BizarreLoveTriangle in this book when widowed mommy blogger Stephanie makes a new friend Emily & then falls for Emily‘s husband Sean after she goes missing. (There‘s also another crazy ick-ish triangle from Stephanie‘s past too.) All three characters do things in this book that are more than #GroundsForDivorce 🖤 I liked the movie much more than the book due to the casting/acting.

arlenefinnigan Loving the double link. Excellent work. 2d
Cinfhen 🍦🍦that‘s what I call the #DoubleDip 😊well played 2d
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#RedRoseSeptember
Playing catch up on prompts this weekend.
This is the only book on my shelves or Kindle with #Panic in its title or subtitle (Candy: A Century Of Panic and Pleasure) A little food history is always good especially when candy is involved.😋I haven‘t read this one yet but I‘m not panicked about it. 😆

arlenefinnigan Excellent choice! 2d
Cinfhen My kids used to love those candy dots 💚💛🧡💙❤️ 2d
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#RedRoseSeptember
Playing some major catch up as work was insane this week. 🤪

When #MoneysTooTightToMention cooking inexpensive meals at home can help. Here are six cookbooks from my shelves about cooking & eating on a budget. 💰🍽📚

Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏾 2d
Cinfhen Hope you‘re having a relaxing weekend ❤️ 2d
arlenefinnigan Excellent 👍 2d
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#RedRoseSeptember
I looked up #Saturn5 & saw that JFK‘s assassination was in the lyrics which made me think of this book that my dad had on his shelves & that I read during a summer when I was 11 or 12 only because he said it was interesting. It was though I skimmed parts & was more fascinated by the pictures & the signature page. 800+ pages that concluded Oswald acted alone although doubt & conspiracy theories exist
🤓#readingabovemygradelevel 😉

arlenefinnigan Sounds like it might be above my grade level too 😉 5d
Cinfhen Ditto @arlenefinnigan but I‘m NOT convinced he acted alone!!! 5d
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#RedRoseSeptember
I always learn so much from these musical challenges.😉 I was not familiar with Blackpool rock by name and I don‘t think it was mentioned in the tagged book, but Rosie Hopkins‘s Sweetshop of Dreams was full of fun British candies & I think #WithMyLittleStickOfBlackpoolRock would be right at home there. 🍭🍬🍭🍬

Cinfhen #BonusCoverCrush 💜💜💜 7d
arlenefinnigan Perfect! 6d
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Before I Go to Sleep | S.J. Watson
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#RedRoseSeptember
We‘d like to think that we‘d #NeverForget our lives when we go to sleep at night which makes that loss a creepy concept for a book. Christine lost her short-term memory after a vicious attack & when she wakes up remembering nothing, she doesn‘t know who to trust...her husband or her therapist...or herself especially when things just don‘t add up. I liked the book much better than the movie—even with my Mr. Darcy in a lead role.

arlenefinnigan Excellent 1w
Cinfhen I didn‘t know it was made into a film...its also a book that‘s been lingering on my TBR for a long long time 1w
gradcat I saw the film as well, and I agree...book was much, much better. The film was awful, imho.... 1w
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My #library #bookhaul from yesterday. My hold came in on a business management book I learned about on a webinar & my hold came back around on Ayesha at Last. Then I found The Huntress available in the new books section & pulled the tagged book out of a small box of #ARC s that one of the librarians gives me to go through. 🤗 The orange wooden dragonfly was given to me at work. It‘s from Vietnam & balances on the point on its head.

Cinfhen Awesomeness 💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Megabooks I loved The Swallows! 1w
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m half way through The Swallows on audio and it‘s really good so far!! Quick read. 1w
CafeMom I love Lisa Lutz. I didn't realize she had a new book out. 1w
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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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I forgot to take my usual finished soup + a book photo so I had to improvise. I didn‘t get to finish this library book when I checked it out before so I am hoping this time I can. The finished 🍲 is Yotam Ottolenghi‘s Legume (Noodle) Soup full of beans, split peas, pasta, spinach & herbs. A bit of a pain to make with extra steps but I modified it slightly & the taste more than makes up for it.😋 On the blog for #soupersundays link to recipe👇🏻

PurpleyPumpkin Oh my, it looks delicious! 😋 1w
JacqMac That looks good. It has been cooling off here, so I‘ve been googling soup recipes. This sounds delish! 1w
TrishB That looks lovely! 1w
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Still slowly #audiosouping my way through this one & enjoying the narration & story. This is the beginning of Ottolenghi‘s Legume (Noodle) Soup, before all of the herbs, spinach & noodles are added. Finished soup pictures are coming later. 🍲😋

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks yummy 😋 1w
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#RedRoseSeptember
I love #History and books that teach me something new & I especially love books about the history of food. Here are a dozen food history books from my shelves, both read & #TBR that have history in their title or subtitle. They range from exploring cuisines to the history of a single food item to dining customs to the last meal historical figures ate before their demises. 🍽📚🤓

arlenefinnigan Interesting! 1w
Cinfhen SO MANY GOOD BOOKS!!!! I haven‘t read any but a lot are on my TBR!!!! 1w
Beholderess Ooooh, one of my favorite topics 1w
gradcat WOW!! 😲 1w
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#RedRoseSeptember
This book is on my #TBR & it features a professor of #mathematics who after a traumatic brain injury only has about eighty minutes of short-term memory at a time & the relationship he develops with his housekeeper & her young son.

arlenefinnigan Excellent 👍 1w
LeeRHarry Loved this one 😊 1w
Cinfhen Great choice!! I was torn between a pick & so-so. But at least it‘s short!! 1w
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BarbaraBB I still haven‘t decided if I want to read this one. 1w
Tex2Flo I thought this was a lovely story. Surprising, but sweet. 1w
gradcat This sounds really cool—stacking! ♥️📚 (edited) 1w
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Took a little time for some breakfast 🥑🍞☕️& reading a bit of my current virtual foodie book club selection at my happy place before running errands. The morning is a bit windy which helps with the humidity. A nice treat was the owner bringing me over two small mangoes from her tree at home that she says are “the best.” Friends sharing mangoes 🥭 is a very good thing. 🤗Happy Saturday! 🌺

Blaire Yum. Looks like a beautiful way to start the day. 1w
Teafiend Are you on Maui? Looks beautiful 1w
DebinHawaii @Blaire It was! Beautiful and relaxing. 🌺 1w
DebinHawaii @Teafiend I am on Oahu. 1w
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1. I hung all through the entire (gradually worsening) book series & HBO series & then was not happy at all with Sookie‘s romantic choice.😡 #TeamEric 😍
2. Seinfeld & Friends reruns always make me 🤣
3. Today fried rice with an over-easy egg, tomorrow hoping for 🥑Toast 😋
4. HST
5. Black Floral Print Matters! 🖤💐😆

#FriYayIntro

Laughterhp Definitely Team Eric! 💚 1w
Coleen_Nieto @DebinHawaii I agree 100% Team Eric! 1w
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#RedRoseSeptember
These two books I read this past year both featured a #ChippyTea in them, so being a fish-and-chip lover, I had to make it for my book tour review recipe pairing. One with caper mayo & the other with mushy peas. 😋🐟🍟🍽

LeahBergen Yum!! 2w
arlenefinnigan Controversial opinion: mushy peas are disgusting. 2w
RamsFan1963 @arlenefinnigan No you're right, mushy peas are an abomination!! 2w
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batsy Yum! Caper mayo sounds so good too 2w
gradcat Looks...sooo....yummy! 😋 1w
Cinfhen Yummmmmmmm!!! Please move in with me 🙏🏼 1w
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North of Here | Laurel Saville
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#RedRoseSeptember

All of these books I‘ve read #HitTheNorth in their title whether the Adirondack Mountains in the tagged book, Alaska in True North, North Korea, or Northanger Abbey. 🧭

Cinfhen Fabulous collage 🙌🏻💜 2w
arlenefinnigan Nice! Well played 😉 2w
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#RedRoseSeptember
I really think this was my favorite Little House Book growing up. I think I was 9 or 10 when I first read it & I thought Laura was so grown up at 15. 😉 I don‘t remember if I thought that #EverybodysHappyNowadays by the end of the book but Almanzo & Laura certainly were. 💕💖💕

Cinfhen I was never into these books, I feel like I missed out 😔 2w
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen They were my mom‘s favorites so they were a big part of my childhood. 🤗 2w
LeahBergen Oh, how I loved this series. I think my fave will always be 2w
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Texreader These books (and tv show) were a huge part of my childhood too. And in my 20s Rose Wilder Lane became my huge huge role model/heroine. She still is. (edited) 2w
arlenefinnigan Aw that looks really sweet 2w
batsy Thanks to my older sisters, these were a big part of my childhood too 💜 2w
ReadingDownUnder Just reread this again this year. I love the series and esp this one. Read it every summer as a child. 2w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#RedRoseSeptember
In all my years of singing #Tubthumping loudly & off-key whenever it played on the radio, I never looked up the definition. After learning it means “expressing opinions in a loud and violent or dramatic manner” I just couldn‘t help thinking of Lady Catherine de Bourgh who had not only her share but many others‘ share in the conversation. She definitely did plenty of tubthumping! 😆

julesG 👏😁 2w
Cinfhen Nice 👍🏽 love singing this song too 😎 2w
arlenefinnigan Excellent 😊 (still haven't read this 🤭) 2w
gradcat I‘m so glad someone gave the definition for this word...I (rather stupidly, imho) thought it was simply a made-up word, kind of like Chumbawamba, but there are several urban dictionary definitions for this word as well! 🙃 2w
rubyslippersreads Perfect pick! 2w
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Da Shop: Books & Curiosities | Honolulu, HI (Bookstore)
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Independent bookstores are scarce in Honolulu so it‘s pretty bad that Da Shop has been open almost a year & I finally made it there on Saturday. A great space (although hot🥵) in Kaimuki specializing in National/International Best Sellers, Children‘s Books & Hawaiiana/Oceania. I bought a local foodie book, cute notecards, Richard Scarry tags & signed up for the loyalty program. It was fun to add it to LibraryThing & Litsy too. #indie #buylocal 🌺

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A Fool and His Honey | Charlaine Harris
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#RedRoseSeptember
Okay, nothing was coming to mind immediately for this prompt so I pulled this book up on Goodreads. Can you believe I read it ten years ago? 😲I barely remember it. The Aurora Teagarden books are not my favorite of Harris‘s cozy mystery series but you can count on at least one #PoorMisguidedFool to show up in them or any cozy.😉

Cinfhen I wonder how far back my GoodReads goes??? I doubt 10 years ❣️❣️❣️ 2w
arlenefinnigan Excellent choice! 2w
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Castle of Concrete | Katia Raina
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The finished Corn-And-Cheddar Chowder-my late lunch & blog post for #soupersundays 🍲😋It‘s very rich & tasty, the sharp white cheddar cheese is delicious with the sweet corn & creamy potatoes. Here with one of my current reads for a book tour review later this week. It‘s a YA historical & I am just a couple of chapters in but hoping to read more tonight. I can‘t tell you how happy I am that I don‘t have to work tomorrow.🤗 Link to soup recipe👇🏻

Centique That looks so delish! 2w
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Bookwormjillk How is it September 2nd and I haven‘t made corn chowder yet? 2w
cajunsyd Looks yummy!!! And the book? 2w
DebinHawaii @rather_be_reading @Centique Thank you! It is pretty tasty! 🤗😋 2w
DebinHawaii @Bookwormjillk There‘s still time! 😉 2w
DebinHawaii @cajunsyd I am about halfway through & it‘s interesting although I haven‘t connected with the MC that much yet. 🤔 2w
cajunsyd @DebinHawaii good to know, thanks! 2w
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Still #audiosouping to this one & enjoying it. This is the beginnings to Mark Bittman‘s Corn-And-Cheddar Chowder. ?The potatoes cook in the milk before the sautéed corn & celery roux & white cheddar cheese is stirred in. Finished soup pics coming later.

Dolly Oh how I love corn chowder! This time of year when the local corn is perfect and sweet I make lots to freeze for eating during the cold winter days. 😋 2w
ValerieAndBooks Yum! And also this book has been in my TBR for a long while. 2w
Tamra Yum! 2w
RenePenn I loved this book! 2w
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#RedRoseSeptember
Both of these books take place in New York City over the span of a day, so they show #ADayInTheLife of their characters. I‘ve read The Sun is Also a Star and Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk has been in my #TBR stacks since it was a #BOTM pick. Someday I shall get to it. 📚📚📚😬📚📚📚📚📚

arlenefinnigan Ooh this sounds like a good read. Stacked! 2w
Cinfhen Love the graphics you chose and I‘m pretty sure you‘re gonna be a fan of Lillian!! Happy Holiday weekend to you and Max 💕💕 2w
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This was tonight‘s dinner from earlier, ahi poke, tofu poke, sushi rice & quick-pickled cucumbers enjoyed with a magazine & looking through a new foodie book I picked up today from a newish local bookstore I‘ve been wanting to visit (more on that tomorrow). I‘ve had such a couple of crazy work weeks & I‘m still battling a summer cold so planning on being mellow the rest of this holiday weekend.
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Erinreadsthebooks Eating Well is the best! 💯 2w
DebinHawaii @Erinreadsthebooks Yes! It‘s one of my favorites! 🤗 2w
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#AyupAugust
I used to teach wellness workshops at Whole Foods & other places & one of the most popular was Good Mood Foods with recipes full of ingredients to help improve moods. Dark chocolate, avocado, salmon & berries are a few of my favorite picks when I want to #SwingTheMood & this book is a good resource for eating to improve your health & mood.💙

Mahalo to @Cinfhen & @squirrelbrain for the fun month of musical prompts! 😘

Tamra Mmmmmm chickpeas, one of my favorites! Tonight I had a salad of chickpeas & arugula & goat cheese with a very lemony Caesar. That made me happy! 😁 I‘ll check out the book. 2w
DebinHawaii @Tamra Your salad sounds delicious! I love chickpeas too! 😋 2w
squirrelbrain Thanks for all of your wonderful posts this month! ❤️ @Tamra - your salad sounds delicious! 🥗 2w
Cinfhen Love seeing your posts!!! Thanks for making time to play along 😘 2w
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#AyupAugust
I am not familiar with this song but when I read #SleepingSatellite was about the Apollo missions of the 1960s & the moon & sung by a woman, these three titles came to mind. I shelved them all after watching The Astronaut Wives Club tv series & Hidden Figures movie but can‘t seem to get around to finishing all the books. 📚📚📚😬🛰🌚🚀🛸📚📚📚📚

squirrelbrain I read Hidden Figures this year and unfortunately it was a bit dry.... Great post! 😁 2w
Cinfhen Another stellar post🙌🏻❣️🎉✨ 2w
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Meet Cute | Helena Hunting
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#AyupAugust
Oh yeah, I am behind again this week.😬Just trying to survive until the 3-day weekend. Pardon me, I‘m going to cheat & do 2 prompts to catch up. The male lead in this romance is a #Star on the heroine‘s favorite tv series when they meet cute at college. When she thinks he wronged her & made her GPA suffer & they meet again years later, she isn‘t too willing to forgive him & feels she doesn‘t want to give him #AllOfMyHeart...at first.💛

squirrelbrain Well done on the #doubledip ! Sorry for stealing your hashtag @Cinfhen ! 🤣 3w
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#AyupAugust
Sitting in the new hire orientation I am leading & I think I might be #ChasingRainbows to get my facilitator for this distribution section to stop sitting.😠🙄😆It‘s afternoon, he needs to pump up the energy!
Anyway... back on topic, here are three “rainbow” titles from my shelves—two chick-lit books & the tagged cookbook that promises “Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts” in its subtitle. 🌈📚

DebinHawaii I was way into Katherine Stone soapy romances in the late 80s-90s. My romance-hoarding aunt passed them on to me to read. 😉 (edited) 3w
Cinfhen That sprinkles cookbook looks delicious 🌈😋I‘m imagining all the goodies 😇 3w
squirrelbrain Totally agree @Cinfhen - I‘d like cake now please, even if it is 6.30 in the morning.... nothing wrong with cake 🍰 for breakfast! 3w
Cinfhen Cake for breakfast is pure joy @squirrelbrain 😇😇😇 3w
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The Conditions of Love | Dale M. Kushner
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#AyupAugust
I actually made the collage for yesterday‘s prompt yesterday but with a crazy orientation week & a summer cold, I crashed last night before I could post it. This is a beautiful little book I read a few years ago. Eunice is on a journey from childhood to adult looking for someone to love her unconditionally, for family or just some kind of secure place to belong. #IsThisLove ? is something she asks herself throughout the book. 💙💚

squirrelbrain Sounds like a lovely book - stacked. And a lovely collage too, as always! 💚💙 Sorry to hear you were feeling a bit rough, hope you feel better soon 😘 (edited) 3w
DebinHawaii @squirrelbrain Thank you! 🤗It‘s mostly annoying 🤧 but hopefully I‘ll kick it soon. 3w
Cinfhen I‘d stack it for the cover but your blurb sold it #stacked and summer colds are the worse 😩feel better 😘 3w
rubyslippersreads 💚 the cover and collage. 3w
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I lost my library e-book on this one without finishing it so I had to wait for my hold to come back in. I got a couple of chapters in over a late lunch of Ottolenghi‘s Tomato & Sourdough Soup with Whipped Feta & Sumac Dip. Both recipes are very easy & delicious & on the blog for #soupersundays. Link to recipes👇🏻
📚🍅🍲🧀🍞🤣

ferskner Oooooo Ottolenghi.... 3w
heidisreads FYI if you turn your WiFi off of your kindle, your library book won‘t automatically return 🤫 3w
Lindy That looks very tasty. Love Ottolenghi‘s cookbooks. 3w
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I have had a copy of this book, a contest prize, for ages & just haven‘t gotten around to starting it with so many other books so I used an #Audible credit & started #audiosouping to it today. Enjoying it so far. This is an easy Tomato & Sourdough Soup from Yotam Ottolenghi. Finished soup pics to come later. 🍅🍲😋

Tamra Pinned! 3w
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Song of the Exile | Kiana Davenport
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#AyupAugust
This sweeping saga of the Meahuna family from WWII to Hawaii‘s statehood is still in my #TBR but I will get to it one of these days. 📚📚📚😬📚📚As it centers around a local 🌺 jazz musician looking for his soul mate after war has torn them apart it seemed to fit the #SingItBack prompt. In the book jazz music is referred to as “the tongue of the exile.”

Cinfhen Lovely choice 3w
squirrelbrain Sounds like a lovely book! ❤️ 3w
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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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#AyupAugust
“Once I ran to you...Now I‘ll run from you...” the lyrics made me think of these thrillers by Jennifer Hiller that feature #TaintedLove or relationships gone (very) bad. 🖤

allureofbeauty I actually started jar of hearts but I still need to finish it. 3w
squirrelbrain Jar of Hearts sounds really good... and I love the picture montage! 🖤❤️ 3w
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#AyupAugust
So yeah, I have A LOT of cookbooks and I have most of the Moosewood cookbooks in my collection so I guess you could say I like to get #DownInTheWoods (or rather down in the Moosewoods) in my kitchen.😆These cookbooks, the classics & the newer books, have taught me a lot about meat-free, vegetarian cooking over the years.🥄📚💚😋

Lcsmcat We got the center one as a wedding present. 4w
Blaire I have two of these and I think my in-laws have at least 5. 4w
Leftcoastzen Love Moosewood! 4w
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DebinHawaii @Lcsmcat It‘s such a classic! 💚 3w
DebinHawaii @Blaire They are easy to start collecting . 😉 3w
DebinHawaii @Leftcoastzen Me too! 😍 3w
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Happy Aloha Friday! 🌺
My baker friend sent me a box of goodies yesterday 😋🤗including this blueberry coffee cake so I brought it to work for breakfast. Enjoying my slice with a current read for my virtual foodie bookclub. I am hosting this bimonthly selection so I am trying to actually read it before the 9/30 deadline. 😉Hope you are all having a good day.

Schlinkles Virtual foodie bookclub?!? How fun! 4w
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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#AyupAugust
#Human is one of my favorite 80s songs & the chorus “I‘m only human of flesh and blood I‘m made... Human, born to make mistakes...” made me immediately think of the title of the third book of the Themis Files series where there are giant robots, aliens and of course...humans. 😉🤖👽👩🏻‍🚀🚀🛸

Cinfhen 🤖👽🤖👽🤖perfect 4w
squirrelbrain Excellent choice! ❤️😁 4w
leahsbookishobsession Love this series!!! 3w
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Girl Made of Stars | Ashley Herring Blake
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#AyupAugust
#There‘s a stack of books #UnderneathTheStars and on my shelves. Here are 7 “starry” titles. The 3 on the left are unread on my Kindle & the 4 to the right I have read and enjoyed. The tagged book is a recent YA read & very good, as is “Where the Forest Meets the Stars.” 🌠⭐️✨💫🌟

Cinfhen Like all these celestial titles 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4w
squirrelbrain I used Where the Forest Meets the Stars for this prompt - I really enjoyed it! 4w
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Tempting | Susan Mallery
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Late to the party as usual because I had a busy day & a work event tonight that I helped at. There was lots of #temptation there from fines cheeses to giant scallops to tempting desserts. Since I was too busy to take pics there, here are 3 temptations from my #TBR stack. Tempting taglines: “Spice: The History of a Temptation” & “Margherita‘s Notebook: A Novel Of Temptation plus the tagged tempting title.

Cinfhen Im just so glad you‘re still partying with us 🎶❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 😁 4w
squirrelbrain Totally agree @Cinfhen - I look forward to your posts every day! ❤️ 4w
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain Awwwh, thank you my friends! 🤗😘 4w
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#AyupAugust
Running a bit late today because ... well...Monday.😬Here are 6 “happy” books, 3 fiction & 3 cookbooks with 3 “hour” books. I have read and/or cooked from them all except for The Violet Hour which is one of those bought-it-on-a-Kindle-deal-but-didn‘t-even-remember-it-until-I-did-a-search-for-the-prompt kinda books. 🤔😆

squirrelbrain I love your montages - you have some fabulous books! ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Cookbooks = Many Happy Hours!!!! 4w
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Finished soup: Emerald Corn Chowder with Roasted Tomatillos & Poblano adapted from a Rick Bayless recipe. I added hominy & cauliflower rice for bulk.😉Easy as the tomatillo salsa does much of the flavor work as does the poblano. Tangy with the right amount of heat at the end, it‘s a good summer vegan chowder. I topped it with diced avocado, toasted pepitas & cilantro. Here with a current read for review later in the week. Link to the recipe is👇🏻

ferskner I adore Rick Bayless so I'm sure this is heaven. 1mo
Catsandbooks Yum! 1mo
IndoorDame That looks great! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! 1mo
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Pickpick

Between a pick & so-so, the so-so for story believability (if they had put it in high school rather than middle school I could have bought more of the plot), BUT rounded up to a pick for the presentation, with the narration & the video logs it was very well done & a fun listen while #audiosouping 🍲 (not to mention it was a free #Audible Original). With the beginnings of Rick Bayless‘s Emerald Corn Chowder. Finished soup pics to come later on.

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For some reason I thought of this book for #PillowTalk even though it‘s about female friendship. But I guess that talk before sleep can technically classify as pillow talk 🛌 😉

This is a good book and a tough read that I read years and years ago but has stayed with me.💜

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good one - stacked ❤️ 1mo
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How to Drink | Victoria Moore
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A few favorite cocktail books from my beverage books & bar shelves. There are sure to be plenty of tasty drinks made with #tequila in these.
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Cinfhen 🥳 1mo
squirrelbrain You have so many cookbooks (or should that be drinkbooks?!) Can we all come round for a party?! 🎉🍸 1mo
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I Think I Love You | Allison Pearson
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#PutYourRecordsOn makes me think of vinyl records & my old record player (it was portable with a ‘lovely‘ gold case). I was a few years too young for a David Cassidy appreciation but I had older sisters & was sorry he passed away at 67 in 2017. This book has been in in my #TBR stack for years. It‘s about two 13-year-old Welsh girls with a David Cassidy obsession in 1974 all grown up in 1998 with an opportunity to finally meet him.🎸💖

Crazeedi I think I love you, so what am I so afraid of...❤ 1mo
squirrelbrain Ah, vinyl records! ❤️ 1mo
Susanita My step mother and I met him by chance at a radio station ~ 1981, and we were both tongue tied. 1mo
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DebinHawaii @Crazeedi 😍😘🥰 1mo
DebinHawaii @squirrelbrain Memories! 😉 1mo
DebinHawaii @Susanita Very cool! 😎 1mo
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I am in love with these beautiful bookmarks that @Johanna414 made for the #bookmarkswap 💜The sparkly beads are so fun & the paper bookmark with the bird is so pretty. I love homemade things—they are truly special. Mahalo! 🌺

A big mahalo to @LibrarianRyan for all the work in hosting. 🌺

Cathythoughts So nice 💕💕💕 1mo
aprilpohren Gorgeous and fun! 1mo
Johanna414 So glad you like them! 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Such a fun set of bookmarks from @cwarnier for the #bookmarkswap 🤗 (Like you Christina, I really like magnetic bookmarks & the Charlotte Bronte one is very cool & a great size). Mahalo! 🌺

Crazeedi Beautiful!!❤❤ 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
bcncookbookclub I love this one with numbers in the middle... it's about that old children play, isn't it! Super! 1mo
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