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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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The Mysteries of Udolopho by Ann Radcliffe
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#SummerSouls

Three #Starry titles currently in my TBR. 🌌✨🌠💫

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🌟💙 2d
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#SummerSouls

This first book in a series is in my Kindle TBR & is about a restaurant set on a canal #Boat.🚤

Eggs Love this!! 2d
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#SummerSouls

I read this book a few years ago—historical fiction about Annie Cohen Kopchovsky (aka Annie Londonderry) a young Jewish mother of 3 who sets off on a round-the-world #Bicycle trip in 1895. 🚲

Eggs Wow this is awesome 👏🏻 🚲 🩵 4d
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Sleeping with Friends | Emily Schultz
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#SummerSouls

This #Friends title is in my Kindle #TBR

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 💚🖤 4d
Eggs ❤️🖤💚 4d
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A little late for yesterday‘s #ThreeLineThursday #TLT but 80s movies were/are my jam (other than 007 & Star Trek which I just wasn‘t into). 🍿🎬📽️

4 Favorites from the list: (I can‘t pick 3)
-Flashdance
-Footloose
-The Goonies
-Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off

2 Favorites Not on the List
-Sixteen Candles
-St. Elmo‘s Fire

dabbe You kicked my 80s butt! Well done! And how could CANDLES and FIRE not make the list? Thanks for sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 5d
DebinHawaii @dabbe Hah! 80s are/were my movie era! I could have listed a dozen more favorites! I love playing these, they are so fun! 🤗 4d
dabbe @DebinHawaii 💚💙💚 4d
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My #5JoysFriday list:

-A cup of hot minestrone soup in the airport “fancy” lounge
-Friends reruns, my e-book & pizza bagel on my flight to Oregon
-The wind chimes in my sister‘s backyard are joyful & relaxing
-My sister‘s afternoon iced coffee game is perfection & brought me joy🧊☕️
-#LitsyLove & Summer Natural Litsy Card Swap (I bought my cards to try & fill out here!) 💛

Headed to a sibling dinner & then I‘ll be around to see your posts!💛

dabbe I'd be lost without FRIENDS' reruns! Looks like you had a fabulous week! 💙💚💙 6d
DebinHawaii The last two days at least! First half was a bit of a scramble. 😉 6d
kspenmoll What a wonderful time you‘re having withFamily! 6d
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Deblovestoread Great time for your visit with the lovely weather we are having! 6d
Daisey Enjoy the rest of your visit! 6d
KadaGul It looks like you had a pretty good ☺️week! Sometimes, a few small joys 🥰😊 are all you need.#FewJoys 6d
Catsandbooks That coffee looks perfect! Enjoy your visit! ❤️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 4d
DebinHawaii @kspenmoll It truly is! It‘s been so nice to be with everyone. 💛 4d
DebinHawaii @Deblovestoread I am loving the weather! I got lucky! 4d
DebinHawaii @KadaGul Yes! Lots of little joys! 💛💛💛 4d
DebinHawaii @Catsandbooks It was/is so good! I had some yesterday too! 🧊☕️💛 4d
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Tropical Fruit Cookbook | Marilyn Rittenhouse Harris
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#SummerSouls

Three favorite #Fruity cookbooks from my collection!
🍉🍎🍊🥭🍓🫐🍍🍑🍒🫐🥝🥥

Eggs Sooo fruity (why is there not a plum emoji?) 🍏🍎🍒🍉🍊🍓🍐🥭🍋🍌🍋‍🟩🫐🍍🥥🥝🍑 6d
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It‘s just after midnight in Oregon, so time to start sharing 5 things (big or small) that brought you joy this week!💛

Make your post with the #5JoysFriday tag & be sure to tag me in it so I can come visit & feel free to tag/share to spread the joy! Use the space on the background graphic however you like.

As usual, I'm tagging a few to get started, but everyone is welcome to join in! I‘ll post mine sometime later today once I‘m up & around! 🤗

LiseWorks Thanks for the tagl 6d
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag and for hosting!! 6d
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 6d
ChasingOm I LOVE this “challenge.” 🥰 6d
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A Tempest at Sea | Sherry Thomas
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#SummerSouls

Cheating & recycling this post of a recently read #Sea novel from The Lady Holmes series for today‘s prompt. 🌊🚢

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 7d
Eggs Looks great 🚢 ❤️🕵🏻‍♀️ 6d
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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At the airport heading to Oregon. Had a free pass for the “fancier” airline lounge & since I‘m here early I took advantage of it & grabbed some random “breakfast.” Full disclosure, transition to lunch came & so I also had a cup of minestrone soup not pictured. 😋🥣

I‘m about 12 chapters in on the first #CampLitsy2024 pick & I‘m intrigued. I hope to read more on the plane if I don‘t go to sleep. 😵 It‘s been a scramble getting out of town.

squirrelbrain Ooh look at you in the ‘fancy‘ lounge! 🤪 Have a safe trip! 7d
Megabooks That looks like a really good airport breakfast! 7d
Megabooks Safe travels! 7d
BarbaraBB Looking good! Safe travels! 7d
kspenmoll That looks delicious! 5d
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Thank you @Eggs & @dabbe for the #WondrousWednesday tag! 🤗

1️⃣ The Summerfolk by Doris Burns was a favorite summer book growing up & several years ago I tracked down a copy

2️⃣ Leaving tomorrow for Oregon to visit family for a few days & then a roundtable/conference in Eugene next week

3️⃣ I‘m grateful to have a couple of days of PTO & to catch up with my siblings & their families 💛

kspenmoll Enjoy your time with your family! 1w
Eggs Happy Trails to OR!! 1w
dabbe Have a fabulous trip! 💙💚💙 1w
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Things We Wish Were True | Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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#SummerSouls

I read this one a while ago but I remember it centered around an accident at a community #pool 🏊‍♀️

Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 1w
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Chain-Gang All-Stars | Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
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I‘m late in getting my June TBR up but I did figure out my #Roll100 books:

#7 Chaingang All Stars
#24 Resistance Tori Amos
#66 Any library book (I chose Clear-it‘s also for #CampLitsy24

I‘m excited about these 3, plus I still want to read May‘s 3rd #aRoll100 book Butcher & Blackbird that I couldn‘t get to. 🤗

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1w
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#SummerSouls

When I was thinking of books for #Sand I couldn‘t help thinking of the song & video of Sandcastles In the Sand in an episode of How I Met Your Mother when Robin‘s first boyfriend (James Van Dee Beek) comes to town.

Here‘s a link to “Robin Sparkles‘s” bad 80s video: https://youtu.be/Q04QF65FoEE?si=HNrdSTmx4hmI1VF2

kspenmoll This is such fun!!! Thanks for the song😀 1w
Eggs How fun 🤩 I‘ve always wanted to watch this series from beginning to end! The video is hilarious! (edited) 1w
lil1inblue Robin Sparkles! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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#SummerSouls

I feel like surfing is the ultimate #SummerSport Here are a few 🏄🏽🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏽‍♂️ books I‘ve read & haven‘t posted about lately. To be fair the tagged book is a business book & is more about the surfing title than actual surfing! 🤷🏻‍♀️

KadaGul When one ☝️ thinks 🧐 of Hawaii, one ☝️ thinks🤔 of awesome surfing! 🏄🌊 #Hawaii 1w
Eggs Nicely done 🏄‍♂️ 🩵 🏄‍♀️!!! 1w
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#Naturalitsy #HyggeHourReadathon

Starting my #HyggeHour early as I need to leave my house at 4:15 AM for an early flight to Hilo. Spending it with Nancy Drew. No snack tonight & drinking lemonade, not shown.

Mood is tired & a little anxious as I always get worried about making early flights. On the plus side, I took a shower, so feeling clean & mango-coconut scented & despite still not having much of a voice, I‘m feeling somewhat better.😷💛

TheBookHippie 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🛫 2w
bookandbedandtea I'm glad you're feeling a little better. 💛 1w
dabbe Hope your trip goes well and glad you're feeling better! 💙🩵💙 1w
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Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Yesterday‘s #LibraryBookHaul Picked up Nancy #8 for #NancyDrewBR & Doppelgänger which finally came in for May‘s #SheSaid I‘ve been trying to listen to the audiobook & think it will help to have both to finish since I got behind.

In the library bookstore I found a like-new copy of the tagged book for #Naturalitsy #MidsummerSolace #buddyread & a copy of 8 Bears for $2! (We read it for April‘s #LitSolace but I had to return it)
The ???approve!

TheBookHippie Ooo nice!!!! 2w
Librarybelle Yay!!! 1w
jenniferw88 I'm finding Doppelganger really interesting. I've nearly finished, and I think I'll have a book hangover from it! I'm definitely going to try to read her backlist. 1w
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May was not a great reading month for me with work, travel & getting sick & spending more time sleeping than anything else. While I didn‘t finish everything I wanted to, I still finshed 11 books including for #NancyDrewBR #BobWhiteBuddies #SeasonalCozies & #SeriesLove2024 I finished 2 of my #Roll100 books & will carry over 1. DNF‘d & probably won‘t go back to May‘s #SundayBuddyRead & got partially through our May #SheSaid & will finish it in ⬇️

julieclair You had a great month, considering all you had going on! 👍👏 2w
TheBookHippie Don‘t finish it 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫🫣🤪 I hope you‘re feeling well again!! 2w
Librarybelle You still did amazingly well! 1w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Still a great month!!! 1w
TheSpineView Still an excellent month! Great job! 1w
PuddleJumper You did great! Well done 1w
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

My final late review of May, I read this one for my bimonthly virtual foodie bookclub. It was my pick & I chose it because I have a #OnceUponABookClub box for it but I ended up reading it on Kindle Unlimited & haven‘t opened the box yet. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Fun cozy set in France after WWII with Julia Child as the friend of the MC, Tabitha, a recent expat from Detroit living with her grandfather & his partner. I enjoyed it & ⬇️

DebinHawaii …I‘m looking forward to the 2nd book (tagged below) in the American in Paris series that just came out in April. Paired here with Julia‘s (Hot or Cold) Cream of Cucumber Soup. I am late on my blog post but will add in the link to the recipe once I‘m done. 2w
DieAReader 🤤Looks yummy! 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
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The White Mountains | John Christopher
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#SummerSouls

My 5th grade teacher was big into science fiction & read us this #Mountains titled book & I became obsessed with the series. I reread them as an adult several years ago.🗻🩶🏔️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 👍🏻 1w
Eggs They sound good! 1w
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Late to the party on this one but mahalo @Eggs fir the #TLT #ThreeLustThursday tag! 🤗

I am pretty pleased with my score on 70s movies! Youngest child with a gap in a movie-loving family & went up through middle school/junior high in the 70s so I saw a lot of 70s movies that were probably a little “mature” for me. I also went back & watched many of these as an adult.

Favorite 3 (okay 5) were #1 Grease (still know all songs & lines!) & I had a⬇️

DebinHawaii … weird addiction to disaster movies, especially The Poseidon Adventure. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Emotional me picks Love Story & The Way We Were & I am copying @Eggs & adding in Harold & Maude even if it‘s not on the list!
Haven‘t played? You are tagged! Go here: http://www.listchallenges.com/litsy-list-of-highest-grossing or see @Dabbe ‘s post
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dabbe You and I are a lot alike! The gap between oldest/youngest of the 4 daughters in my family is 13 years--I'm in the middle, so I got to see a lot of movies that I probably shouldn't have because of my two older sisters. Thanks for sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
DebinHawaii @dabbe You have to love older siblings & the access they gave us! 😉😆 2w
Eggs Love this post 💛 1w
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A Tempest at Sea | Sherry Thomas
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

It‘s 2AM here & since I woke up & can‘t go back to sleep, I‘m going to keep playing catch up on May reviews.🤷🏻‍♀️

Book 7 in the Lady Sherlock series & now I‘m caught up with book 8 coming out next month! I feel into the series this year through #Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent group & have loved it this year. Listened to this one on audiobook again as it was faster on library hold. Charlotte Holmes & her crew are ⬇️

DebinHawaii … at sea & of course, there‘s murder afoot. I can‘t share much plot detail because there would be spoilers from the other books but this is a good addition to the series & I love the ship setting & learning about the era‘s sea voyages & traveling. If you haven‘t read it, start with the first book: 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! 2w
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The Last Word: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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#ReadAway2024

Catching up on May reviews. This was my #Role100 (#29) book for May. What a dark & twisty ride it was! It definitely items kept me turning the pages to figure out how it would end which was squeezed out in even more twists & turns. It even made me nervous & a bit jumpy reading it at night which I consider a plus. Would you believe this is my first Taylor Adam‘s?! Now I realize I probably need to move the others up my TBR stack.

PuddleJumper 💜 💜 2w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
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#ReadAway2024

Read for work, mostly on the plane to Maine‘s couple of weeks ago. This is a great book about community & shared leadership, made even better for having spent time with the author & his team/company to see it in practice.

DieAReader 🥳Fantastic! 2w
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If the Shoe Fits | Julie Murphy
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

Read for #Roll100 (#59) in May (I‘m catching up with reviews) & this was a fun take on The Bachelor. Not much of a Cinderella retelling as advertised other than the MC being named Cindy & having (not evil) stepsisters/stepmother, but it‘s a cute body-positive rom-com book. I had a #OnceUponABookClub box for it & got gifts to open which made it fun. This is part of a Meant To Be fairytale series by different authors.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 2w
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#SummerSouls

I think a tasty bagel sandwich with smoked salmon & caper-dill cream cheese with honey-mint lemonade shared with a friend outside in a tiny city garden counts as a #Picnic 🧺🍋🌱🍯🐝💛

That scene in the tagged book inspired me several years ago for my virtual foodie book club.

Eggs Absolutely 💯👏🏻❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2w
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024
Finished today for #SeasonalCozies but since I was only about 30 pages short, I‘m counting it for May. I‘m also going to cheat & use it for yesterday‘s final May #StorySetting #Ship tag. This cozy takes place around the FIGAWI yacht race Memorial Day Weekend in Nantucket. I enjoyed it overall. It‘s gets a little unbelievable at the end with the MC, a candle maker back in her childhood town, going to some pretty ⬇️

DebinHawaii superhero-ish/action star techniques to bring in the murderer & other more not-quite believable things but it was fun. I‘ll try out the next one. (And yes, we are counting the boats as small ships!) 🛳️ 🛥️ 🤷🏻‍♀️ ⬇️ 2w
DebinHawaii …In semi-recovery mode from the week but running errands, craft fair, library, store as it will be another crazy week. Stopped for coffee & wanted something icy so a Dirty Chai Frappe with Coconut Syrup & a Swiss-cheese stuffed croissant. Opening some #LitsyLove mail & planning my correspondence & #SummerNaturalitsyCardSwap & checking out #5JoyFriday posts. 2w
DieAReader 🥳Awesome! (edited) 2w
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TheSpineView Fabulous! 2w
Eggs Wonderful post🥐☀️🧋 2w
julieclair This looks like it was a wonderful, well-deserved coffee break! 👍 2w
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OK friends, I‘m late to #5JoysFriday 💛 Got home from my work trip to Maui last night, ate the takeout my coworker asked to stop for, thought I‘d rest for a minute & feel asleep. So here are my joys for a busy week. I look forward to reading your joys today/tonight. 💛

1) I don‘t like to take steroids & antibiotics but I find joy in breathing & after a 2nd dose of them, I am & was able to facilitate yesterday.💨

2) No pictures but I had many ⬇️

DebinHawaii …joyful moments with my team the last few days onboarding 32 people from an acquisition into our company. You never know how it will go but we pulled it off & even got hugs from our newest employee owners so I‘m proud of that.

3. Thursday dinner with my team in Maui & my comforting bowl of mushroom linguini with chicken & the not shown warm focaccia bread w/ butter. Also, the best joyful white sheet cake w/ fluffy frosting at lunch yesterday. 😋
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DebinHawaii … 4. There were not joyful travel moments & both the flight to Maui & our return flight got canceled. We ended up on an 8PM flight back but went to the airport anyway & went on standby & you can‘t imagine the joy when all 3 of us got on the 5:15 flight. Relief! 😅
5. #LitsyLove continues to bring joy. 💛 I received more in my mailbox to open today & I promise I will get letters back soon! 💛💌📫
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2w
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It‘s 9 PM Thursday night for me in a hotel in Maui with presentation slides to review before tomorrow‘s Orientation, but feel free to share your 5 joys (big or small) whenever you want! 💛How is it Friday again?

Make your post with the #5 JoysFriday tag & tag me in it then tag/share to spread the joy! Use the space on the background graphic however you like As usual, I'm tagging a few friends to get started, but everyone is welcome to join in.💛

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Happy Friday!! Hope your presentation goes fabulously!! 2w
AmyG Have a wonderful weekend! 2w
Eggs Another week into the books! Thanks for tag 🏷️ 🥰 2w
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Chrissyreadit Hope your presentation goes smoothly AND you find time to rest and relax 💛 2w
Lynnsoprano Thanks for the tag. 🤞for your presentation 2w
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 2w
Deblovestoread Thanks for continuing to tag me! Hope today went well! 2w
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Flyaway | Lesley Barnes
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Heading to Maui to onboard 35 people for an acquisition today & tomorrow. It‘s not going to be my month for reading but hoping for 30 minutes on the flight & tonight before bed. With all the travel & illness I am behind on everything like reading, reviews & #LitsyLove but hope to get caught up this weekend before a Hilo day trip Monday & Oregon on Thursday through the following week for PTO & a conference. I will get back to everyone! 🤗

AmyG Safe travels. 2w
Sapphire Travel safe 2w
CoffeeAndABook Wow that sounds busy. Hope your travels are safe and everything works out the way you planned!! 🙂👋🏼✈️ 2w
TheBookHippie Safe travels!! Hope you‘re feeling better! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Safe travels ❤️ ✈️ 2w
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#StoryScenes

This book featured a luxury #Cabin secluded in the Georgia woods. 🌲😱🌲

Eggs Well done👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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#StorySettings

What #Party could be more delightful than a literary tea party? From my cookbook collection.

LeahBergen I have this one, too. 😊 2w
Lynnsoprano Ooh, I need to investigate this 😄 2w
Eggs Beautiful 🫖🌺☕️ 2w
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Baby Island | Carol Ryrie Brink
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#StorySettings

A favorite book from childhood about sisters stranded with babies on a tropical #Island 🏝️ I bought it a few years ago on Kindle & reread it.

Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes That book looks familiar! 🤔 2w
DebinHawaii @Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes It was published in 1937 so kind of a classic.😉 My original copy is the one pictured probably 1970s. 2w
kspenmoll I too love the illustrations!!! 2w
Eggs I love that, baby island 🏝️ 👶🏻👦🏼 2w
LeahBergen I found a paperback of this at a thrift shop last summer. 😆 2w
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Red Trailer Mystery | Julie Campbell
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

Finished last night for #BobWhiteBuddies Trixie & Honey are on the hunt for Jim with Miss Trask in the Silver Swan trailer & of course come across a case involving thieves of high-end trailers & other mysterious happenings along the way. A good set up for future books. Key learning: never let Trixie & Honey dog/pet sit—they totally suck at it & Honey‘s “gangster” talk cracked me up. 😆 Looking forward to book 3.

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I couldn't believe how many times they lost track of the dogs!!! 😂 2w
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Mirror Lake | Juneau Black
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#StorySettings

The tagged book is my most recently finished #Lake book + here‘s 4 more lake titles from my TBR.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfection 💙 2w
Eggs Brilliant! 2w
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Red Trailer Mystery | Julie Campbell
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#Naturalitsy #Litsolace #HyggeHourReadathon

Starting my #HyggeHour a bit early because I‘m not sure how long I‘ll last tonight. Still recovering & mostly sleeping & thankful to have tomorrow off as my work week will be slammed.

So it‘s Trixie for #BobWhiteBuddies& if I finish, some Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm for #ChildrensClassicRead2024 tonight, on the couch with hot tea with honey (not shown). Mood is tired, froggy & foggy. 😉🤧😷😵

TheBookHippie I hope you get better soon!!! 2w
Chrissyreadit Hope you feel rested and Having today helps ❤️ 2w
mcctrish I loved Trixie and I hope you feel better soon 2w
AllDebooks Wishing you well x 2w
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Twilight Falls | Juneau Black
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Book 4 in the Shady Hollow cozy mystery series has Vera Vixen 🦊 on the case with her boyfriend & police chief Orville Braun 🐻 when they witness an apparent murder of Shelby Atwater, a local handyman or handyotter 🦦 on a spring day off at Twilight Falls. The mystery in this one is pretty mild & easily solved, but there is just a fun charm in these books that I enjoy. Looking forward to book 5 coming out in July.

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
TheSpineView Handyotter! Love it 😂 2w
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

I actually finished this one for #NancyDrewBR before my trip but I‘m finally getting to the review now since not a ton of reading is happening this weekend-mostly sleeping.
Another enjoyable Nancy Drew book—in this one we get to meet Ned Nickerson & while Nancy solves a couple crimes, she isn‘t in as much danger & doesn‘t get knocked out so now the #NancyNogginKnockout or #NNK count is 3/7 books. 🤕 So I guess ⬇️

DebinHawaii …because I read lots of thrillers with serial killers, it brings them taking trophies to mind when Nancy keeps or is given something to commemorate solving a mystery! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 And this is one of my favorite Nancy Drew book covers! 🏃‍♀️🔥 3w
Librarybelle It‘s a fun book cover! 3w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖 2w
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#StorySettings

This short story in my Kindle TBR (free from Amazon First Reads) is set at the Guggenheim #Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Eggs I loved this! And I love Allende! 3w
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This one with #Cellar in the title is in my TBR 🍷 At some point I was interested to hear what the Bright Lights, Bug City author thought/knew about wine.🍷

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍷 🖤📚 3w
Eggs The blurb says ‘a lot‘ 🤗🤩 3w
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A Gift of Magic | Lois Duncan
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Thank you @Eggs for the #WondrousWednesday tag! 🤗Sorry I‘m late to post.

1️⃣ I wore out my copy of the tagged book, a childhood favorite, then got another copy for my birthday & lost it somewhere over the years. I bought another edition years ago but want to find this one again.

2️⃣ My late teens-early 20s fave was Pride and Prejudice & Jane Austen (still is!)

3️⃣ Pride and Prejudice & more recently Remarkably Bright Creatures (audiobook) 💙

LeahBergen I‘ve not read the tagged book! It sounds like my kind of read. 3w
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Have you read any Lois Duncan? She was a favorite childhood author for me. Very prolific & lots of her books were turned into movies. Most of her YA books were “scarier” than this one but it was my first from her & then I read them all. Several years ago I tracked most of them down online in used bookstores & reread them. She passed away in 2016 & it broke my childhood heart! 😫 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Duncan 3w
Eggs Amazing!! Great body of work 3w
LeahBergen I think I only ever read I Know What You Did Last Summer! 3w
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OK, I thought it was going to be challenging finding joy in a week of being sick with bronchitis but it wasn‘t too hard. Here we go with my #5JoysFriday list:

1. I‘m loving the Merlin bird app I learned about from @monalyisha on a previous #5JoysFriday post. This morning as I was drying my hair in my bathroom, I learned the loud conversation I was hearing was a red-crested cardinal & a spotted dove.🐦💙

2. I find joy in learning that Brats ⬇️

DebinHawaii … the Andrew McCarthy documentary will be on Hulu on June 13. Love me some 80s Brat Pack tea! 🤗

3. Not going to lie, I am joyful & also relieved that it‘s a 3-day weekend & I can recover & read as I haven‘t been doing much other than work & sleep this week! ⬇️
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DebinHawaii 4. I will also catch up on #LitsyLove this weekend. TBH I haven‘t been out of my house since Saturday-including picking up mail but I can see I have some #LitsyLove in my mailbox & that brings me joy!
5. Reading your joy posts spreads contagious joy & I will be around this afternoon & tonight to read & comment. Thank you for embracing my little “find more joy” project! 💛
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TheBookHippie 💛⭐️💛⭐️💛⭐️💛⭐️💛 3w
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kspenmoll I used Merlin in CA & discovered so many different birds! 3w
monalyisha I‘m still obsessed, too! And it really has helped me to learn to identify them by sound — even without the app. 3w
inthegreensandblues I hope you feel better this weekend! 3w
Crazeedi I ❤️ the Merlin app!! Feel better soon!! 3w
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The #Theater plays a major setting role in the book I just finished for my virtual foodie book club.

Eggs Well played especially with the b & w retro image 3w
DebinHawaii @Eggs Gotta love Google image search for “French theater after WWII!” 😆 3w
Eggs @DebinHawaii 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Fatal Flowers | Jess Dylan
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#StorySettings

This cozy series is set in a #FlowerShop 💐🌸🌼
I‘ve read the first two but not the tagged book yet.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great covers 🌸 3w
Eggs 🌼💛🌸🩷🌺❤️ 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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It's Thursday night for me but you can start sharing your 5 joys (big or small) whenever you want! TBH, I‘ve been sick most of the week so I‘m going to have to dig deep for this one & reading your joy lists will help!💛

Make your post with the #5JoysFriday tag & tag me in it, then tag/share to spread the joy! Use the space on the background graphic however you like As usual, I'm tagging a few to get started, but everyone is welcome to join in! 💛

Bookwormjillk Hope you feel better soon! 3w
LiseWorks Feel better 🫂 3w
Lynnsoprano Feel better soon! 3w
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Sace Hope you are on the mend! 3w
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 3w
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! Feel better!! 3w
AmyG I hope you feel better soon. 3w
kspenmoll Hope you are healing! 💕 3w
Eggs I do hope you feel better soon! 3w
Roary47 Feel better soon! 3w
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 3w
TheBookHippie Sending healing vibes, rest up!!! 💕 3w
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 And hope you feel better soon! 💙💚💙 3w
Catsandbooks Hope you feel better! ❤️ 3w
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Cathching up with #StorySettings as I have a lovely case of (probably) bronchitis & have been working as much as I can then sleeping or trying to, the rest of the time. Not much reading or anything else happening. 🤧🤒😵‍💫

This book in my #TBR stack is about a woman who moves to Tonga in the 1950s to #Farm spiny lobster. 🦞🦞🦞

rubyslippersreads Hope you feel better soon. Bronchitis is no fun. 🙁 3w
Ruthiella Wishing you a speedy recovery. ❤️ 3w
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon💐 3w
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BarbaraJean Oh no! Hope you can get the rest you need and feel better soon! 🤗 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Get well soon ❤️‍🩹 3w
Eggs I always get some respiratory issues after flying…get lots of rest and hope it goes away soon❤️❤️ 3w
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I think a broccoli #forest works for this prompt. Another Mollie Katzen cookbook from my collection.🥦🌳🥦🌳🥦

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💚💜 3w
Eggs Love !!! 💚🥦💜 3w
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Yours Truly | Abby Jimenez
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The last book I read that was set in & around a #Hospital. 🏥🩺 💉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Eggs On my shelf 3w
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Red Trailer Mystery | Julie Campbell
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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace #HyggeHourReadathon

My #HyggeHour was spent like much of my day today, resting & being mellow. I‘m trying to get over jet lag & a sore throat so a pineapple fruit pop is my reading snack for this Trixie Belden title for #BobWhiteBuddies

I‘m not ready for Monday. 🥺

AllDebooks Wishing you well xx 3w
Chrissyreadit Hope you are feeling better! 3w
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon. ❤️ 3w
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This memoir centered around a woman unearthing & restoring a #Garden while working through grief & other life issues. 🪴💐🌳 💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 4w
Eggs Sounds lovely, beautiful collage🩷 4w
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