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Lynnsoprano

Lynnsoprano

Joined July 2016

I thought retirement meant I could read all the time. Uh, no.
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day6

@Niveditha would you like to get active on Litsy right away and join in a photo challenge? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation needed. Just use the hashtags. We‘ve been tagging someone each day, but nobody‘s going to be bothered if, as a brand new Litten, you don‘t.

LauraBeth LOVE the Miró! 15h
Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth I know! It‘s why I had to include this cover. 13h
Niveditha Thanks for the tag. I'm on it! ☺️ 1h
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“Into the soup, when it was simmering, she followed teaspoons of halushki-a paste of raw egg and semolina, beaten together with salt and herbs -which fluffed up into dumplings that crumbled on your tongue.”

Hubby‘s family background is Ukranian, and my MIL made halushki, but hers included grated raw potato and were definitely not fluffy. They were incredibly heavy, but very filling, and delicious. #buddyread

Emilymdxn Love this book and LOVE Ukrainian food! 18h
ValerieAndBooks I am just starting this section (chapter 5). We should try making some Ukrainian dishes!! That would be new to me. The closest thing to an Ukrainian relative that I have is my aunt‘s husband, Uncle Arnie, whose parents emigrated from there to Canada 😊 16h
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That would be fun! There are so many similarities among Eastern European cuisines, with subtle differences in the names. I have a Slovak cookbook that my MIL gave me and I make stuffed cabbage (halupki) regularly. I have also made pierogies from scratch, but that‘s a project 😄 It‘s fun to do together with friends-something to think about 😊 15h
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Historical Geology | Reed Wicander, James S. Monroe
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While I continue to read my European history for our Tuesday morning #coffeeandbooks I thought I‘d tag hubby‘s read for a change. He‘s developed an interest in geology the last couple of years. After working his way through a general geology text, he‘s moved on to this. Definitely not letting his brain turn to mush in retirement 😄

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It took us a while to get it together this time, but @ValerieAndBooks and I are about to embark on our third annual #buddyread. I‘ve been meaning to read this for a while; I bought it for @Alisnazzy two years ago at Heffers in Cambridge. It also has one of the most intriguing covers I‘ve seen. I here I go!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I really enjoyed this one and the other books of hers I've read 2d
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, a different cover! I‘ll post mine real soon, and respond to your email 😊. Looking forward to reading and discussing with you. 2d
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5

@Tiltedwhirled would you like to join in? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation. Just tag someone each day.

LauraAndTaraAndBooks My son used to love this book! 2d
ValerieAndBooks I know why you love this one 💖 and the cover definitely brings a smile 😊! 2d
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I wondered whether anyone would remember my crayon connection 😄 2d
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano I do 🙋🏻‍♀️! 1d
Tiltedwhirled Sure! 1d
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Murder at Half Moon Gate | Andrea Penrose
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It‘s been a long time since I read an ARC of the first in this series. This not only lives up to the potential of the first, but has me salivating for the third, which is out next week. Excellent characters, an intriguing whodunnit that kept me guessing for quite a while, and a unique concept. The early industrial revolution is the setting here, and the history is well researched. Definitely recommend. I love this gate we hiked through. ⬇️

Lynnsoprano It‘s from our trip to the Peak District in 2016. Too bad I don‘t have any photos of gates in London, the book‘s setting. 3d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this photo! 2d
Lynnsoprano @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thank you! We went on a self-guided walk that day and got lost. We turned what was supposed to be a 2-mile walk into a 7-mile hike 😂 I got some great pictures, however. 2d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Serendipity, right?! 😰 2d
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Falling Off the Bone | Jean Anderson
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day4

@LauraBeth come join in the fun. Seven days, seven covers, no explanation needed. Just tag a person a day.

megnews That looks so good 3d
Lynnsoprano @megnews I‘ve made that cover recipe and it really was wonderful. This is my go to cookbook for meat recipes. 3d
Lcsmcat That makes me hungry! 2d
LauraBeth Thanks for the tag! 😋😋 2d
ValerieAndBooks Dinner time 😊!! 1d
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The Middle Ages | Morris Bishop
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day3

Who else wants to play along? @CozyJackson what about you? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation needed.

ValerieAndBooks I love the font style!! 3d
batsy I love it! 3d
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 3d
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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1. Portions set in Prague, my favorite place on earth, that I consider my second home.
2. Sunny now, but woke up to a strong thunderstorm. Potential tropical storm coming, weather going downhill today.
3. The one and only blind date I ever went on.
4. Two grown kids, including @Alisnazzy , two grandkids. No pets now, but I‘d love another greyhound.
5. Off I go!
#Friyayintro

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#7days7covers #covercrush

@tdrosebud want to join in the fun? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation, just tag a friend each day.

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My #cozyswap package is here! In all the hurricane craziness recently, I‘d forgotten about it. Now to obsess until opening day😄

Avanders 🎃☕️📖🎃 5d
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The Garden of Letters | Alyson Richman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day1

Thanks for the tag @ValerieAndBooks This will be fun!

@CoffeeLitNFit would you like to join in? Post a favorite cover for seven days with the hashtags. No explanation or book description needed. You can tag a person each day, but since you‘re new to Litsy and just getting to know us, it‘s not required. Very little is actually required around here 😄

ValerieAndBooks That looks very peaceful!!

P.S. I'll try to email today 😊
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CoffeeLitNFit @Lynnsoprano thanks for the tag! So fun! Just posted my first cover. 5d
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman

#Two4Tuesday
1. I am woefully behind on my Goodreads goal this year, and I have a trip next month that will be wonderful but will probably be a no-reading week. So my two main reading goals are to finish the tagged book and to do our annual buddy read with @ValerieAndBooks which I hope we‘ll start very soon.
2. Lose 5 pounds and make my Fitbit exercise goal every week.

TheSpineView Great goals! 👍😊 1w
Lynnsoprano Wow! Somehow this posted twice, this one without the photo. No idea how this happened. 1w
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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#Two4Tuesday
1. I am woefully behind on my Goodreads goal this year, and I have a trip next month that will be wonderful but will probably be a no-reading week. So my two main reading goals are to finish the tagged book and to do our annual buddy read with @ValerieAndBooks which I hope we‘ll start very soon.
2. Lose 5 pounds and make my Fitbit exercise goal every week.

CoffeeLitNFit I surprisingly just met my GoodReads goal of 25 books and it‘s only September. My goal is to try and read 10-15 more. More reading, less screen time. ♥️📚 1w
Lynnsoprano @CoffeeLitNFit That‘s a resolution I should definitely make 😄 My problem is that Litsy is addictive, and since it‘s all about books I have no trouble justifying it! 2d
CoffeeLitNFit @Lynnsoprano right?! I just discovered the Bookstagram community and this recently. It has consumed some of my reading time. 🤣 (edited) 1d
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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First chance that hubby and I have had to enjoy #coffeeandbooks since before the hurricane threat. I‘m going to need to get volume 2 of this soon. Only 3 chapters left.

RealBooks4ever Oh that coffee looks good! I haven‘t had mine yet! ☕️ 1w
CoffeeLitNFit I love history!!! Is it a good read? 1w
Lynnsoprano @CoffeeLitNFit It‘s quite readable. It‘s essentially a textbook. It was a recommended read with one of the Great Courses that hubby and I have done since we retired. I studied music history, but I never had enough general history, so it‘s one of my projects in retirement. Welcome to our Litsy family, by the way! 1w
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Lynnsoprano @RealBooks4ever For medical reasons I‘m supposed to drink decaf. I love going to Panera because I can put just a splash of hazelnut in my cup and fill up with decaf. It was a great morning. Wish you could join us! 1w
ValerieAndBooks I got a notification that I was tagged but going to this post don‘t see my name 🧐. This looks good— I need to brush up on that area of history! 1w
CoffeeLitNFit Thanks for the feed back and warm welcome!!! I‘ll definitely have to check it out. I especially love European history. I hope you‘re enjoying retirement. 1w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Don‘t know why the tag took you here. I tagged you on another post about this book, and that one posted twice, once with the photo and once without 🤷‍♀️ I referenced our buddy read, which I hope we can start soon. Don‘t know if we‘ve exchanged emails: I‘m lpernezny@gmail.com 7d
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@Alisnazzy has been incredibly busy, received a nice promotion, and is in the process of transitioning to her new job. She doesn‘t have time to post, but those of you who are her friends know that she will always find time to read. She took her book along and joined her brother, her dad and me for UCF football. But this is her version of pregame 😂

ValerieAndBooks Good luck with everything @Alisnazzy! 1w
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This showed up in my Bookbub email today. An absolutely wonderful book that I highly recommend. It‘s based on a true story, wonderfully told. Probably in my top ten of the last three years. I know it‘s less than three years since I read this because I‘d never heard of the situation that inspired the book until our trip to Derbyshire three years ago, when we visited the village where the true story transpired.

Amiable I loved this book —my favorite by this author. 1w
Joanne1 Love love love this book... and the author. 1w
Lynnsoprano @Amiable I absolutely agree. @Joanne1 Oh, yes. And if you ever get a chance to visit Eyam in England, it‘s worth the visit. 1w
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megnews ❤️this one too! 1w
coffeeandwashitape I‘ve picked this up and put it down so many times but you‘ve inspired me to actually try it!! 1w
Blaire @Lynnsoprano @joanne1 @amiable I also love this author. Went through a phase of reading several of hers in a row. 1w
Lynnsoprano @coffeeandwashitape I firmly believe that everyone has their own tastes in books, as in music or art, etc. So I don‘t get upset when people don‘t agree with my recommendations. Variety is what makes our society interesting. (edited) 1w
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Murder at Half Moon Gate | Andrea Penrose
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I picked this up a couple days ago when it was a Kindle bargain. I read the first of this series pre-publication and loved it. It‘s also the only time I‘ve ever had an author respond to my Goodreads review 😄 I don‘t know how I lost track of this series, but looking forward to starting this today.

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Very different from the author‘s Dr. Ruth series, but quite enjoyable. An excellent murder mystery told from three perspectives and interspersed with sections from a scary short story. Very creative. As usual, Griffiths writes great characters. 4⭐️ The photo is the journal I keep at the piano for notes/reminders during music lessons. Not really all that strange 😊

Clare-Dragonfly What a lovely and appropriate journal cover! 2w
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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STILL waiting for Dorian to move past us. Going stir crazy being cooped up in the house. Decided to use @Alisnazzy ‘s Jane Austen mug for elevenses while reading this book. Enjoyable so far, a bit different than I expected.

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I‘ve been too keyed up, watching the hurricane and prepping the house, to concentrate on reading. But now that everything is done and the only thing to do is wait, my book and a cuppa are just the thing.

Melissa_J Stay safe! 2w
mrp27 Hope all goes well, stay safe! 2w
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Feeling more optimistic today that we will not be too badly effected by Dorian. It‘s been a roller coaster ride the past couple days, and we‘re not letting our guard down, but hubby and I both feel less tense. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers. I love my Litsy family. And sending my positive energy to any who now find themselves in the path of this storm. Picture is from last week, well before the hurricane shutters were up😄

Crazeedi Beautiful photo, and I'm hoping the track swings out to sea. Sending a big hug❤❤ 3w
ValerieAndBooks That‘s good 💖 and hoping for the best possible outcome! 3w
Bookzombie Love the photo! I hope that it doesn't affect you at all. 💗 2w
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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1. Done
2. Hunkering down and waiting for the hurricane 🙁
3. Mint chocolate chip
4. My primary instrument is voice 😊, but I play piano, played cello in high school and viola da gamba in grad school. I want to get a guitar and take some lessons, but I finally have decent nails for the first time in my life, and I‘d have to cut them, so still debating.
5. Off I go!
#friyayintro

Lcsmcat I love the sound of a gamba! We could form a Litsy Consort if we could find another recorder player, or a harpsichordist. 😀 3w
Cortg Oooh! Good luck this weekend with Dorian 😬 I‘ll be thinking of you ❤️ 3w
MallenNC I hope the hurricane passes without trouble! 3w
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melissajayne Stay safe. 3w
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Stay safe and enjoy the excuse to stay in reading! 3w
Lynnsoprano @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I need to calm down enough to be able to focus on a book. Thanks for the positive thoughts. 3w
Lynnsoprano @Cortg @MallenNC @melissajayne Thanks! The last advisory is a bit more favorable, so keeping fingers crossed 🤞 Taking all the prayers and positive thoughts you can send this way. 3w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I hope things stay quiet! I havent read this one yet, will definitely be reading ot 2w
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In the middle of pre-hurricane errands, I stopped at the post office to mail my #cozyswap package. Forgot to take a picture of the box, but I have my receipt to track it to a part of the country not threatened by Dorian.

LibrarianRyan Try to stay dry. 3w
ValerieAndBooks Hope you all dodge the worst! 3w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧡☕️📖🔪♥️ 3w
AmyG Hope you are ok. 3w
UwannaPublishme Take good care! ❤️🙏🏻 3w
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We‘re watching Hurricane Dorian, because we‘re in the cone. While it currently looks as if landfall will be north of us, our present prediction is over 70% for tropical storm strength winds. We‘ll start preparations tomorrow. At least we aren‘t watching the storm from England, as we did two years ago.

PurpleyPumpkin Take care of yourselves! Yeesh, I can't even imagine what you must be going through. I'll be thinking about you.💜 3w
Alfoster Yikes! Take care!🤞👍👊 3w
Kappadeemom Where are you located? We are on the Ga/Fl border near Tallahassee. I work in the Panhandle, so quite worried. 3w
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Lcsmcat Stay safe! 3w
Crazeedi I'll say a prayer for you tonight, and for all in the path, stay safe Lynn, I hope it doesn't land there! 3w
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Kappadeemom We‘re in Palm Beach County, about half way between the coast and Lake Okeechobee. Our son is in Orlando, and he‘s worried, too. 3w
Jas16 Will be keeping you in my thoughts 3w
Kappadeemom @Lynnsoprano I was in Orlando earlier today and heard they were already running out of supplies. I just want this thing to TURN. 3w
Lynnsoprano @Kappadeemom Amen! Wishing you good luck. Keep in touch. 3w
AmyK1 My son and his girlfriend are close to West Palm Beach. They just moved to FL in May so this is their first hurricane there. Her mom and I are tempted to drive down there and drag them back to SC 😞 Stay safe! (edited) 3w
CarolynM Stay safe 3w
Lynnsoprano @AmyK1 We must be close to them; we‘re in Wellington in Palm Beach County. It‘s a scary one. My brother said we should fly out to stay with them in California, but too late to find a flight pretty much anywhere. Storm shutters go up tomorrow. 3w
Lynnsoprano @Kappadeemom I agree! But I don‘t think Mother Nature is listening to us. 3w
AmyK1 @Lynnsoprano Very close! They are in Wellington too. I‘m 8 hours away in Columbia and not at all happy that they aren‘t leaving to come back here. But you can‘t tell 20 year olds anything 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Lynnsoprano @PurpleyPumpkin @Alfoster @Lcsmcat @Crazeedi @cobwebmoth @Jas16 @CarolynM Thanks! We‘ll take all the prayers and positive thoughts we can get 😘 3w
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Thanks for the tag, @Crazeedi 😘
1. The tagged book. It‘s on my shelf, but I keep choosing something else.
2. A Discovery of Witches. I‘m obsessed with that series.
3. Too many to count😄
4. Prague Winter. Excellent.
5. @LauraBeth @RamsFan1963 @keithmalek @AmyG
#wondrouswednesday

LauraBeth I still have A Discovery of Witches on my TBR! I remember buying the first book when it came out. That's been a while, hasn't it? 😂 3w
Crazeedi 😊❤ 3w
Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗🌺 3w
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I‘ve read all the Dr. Ruth Galloway novels the author has written and loved them. I don‘t know anything about this, but I‘ve had it on my Kindle for a while, so I think I‘ll give it a go.

TheLibrarian Enjoy! I really liked this book. 3w
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Hubby has been dealing with some medical issues the past month-nothing major, but things that needed attention/checking out. It‘s been a stressful time, but everything has worked out, and we‘re both feeling relieved. He brought these home for me today, he said to thank me for being there for him. As if I wouldn‘t. Okay, you can mop up the puddle that is me right now.

AmyRebecca You are lucky to have each other 3w
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LauraBeth So glad to hear that everything has checked out okay! 🧡 3w
Crazeedi He's a keeper! Love the roses, and so glad things have checked out well, hugs!💕 3w
Megabooks How sweet!! Sending good vibes to you both!! 💙💙 3w
JacqMac Aww. I‘m glad it all worked out for you both. 3w
squirrelbrain How lovely! Glad he‘s Ok 💕 3w
Bookzombie So sweet! Glad it‘s all okay. 3w
Lynnsoprano @cobwebmoth @LauraBeth @Crazeedi @Megabooks @JacqMac @squirrelbrain @BookZombie93 Thanks to you all. It‘s good to have both of us healthy after a rough couple of months. And yes, he‘s definitely a keeper-almost 48 years worth 😄 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Redwritinghood Glad things are ok. 3w
ValerieAndBooks So sweet of him! Glad he‘s okay now. 3w
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There is so much I didn‘t like about this book, but I loved the main character, and that‘s why it‘s more than so-so. But too many plot lines, too many villains, and poor editing and layout. I‘m willing to try the second in the series, but if I find the same problems, I‘ll give up after that. Picture has nothing to do with the book, but came up in my FB memories from our trip to Derbyshire three years ago.

Lcsmcat Well, it made me read your whole post, to find out what the sheep had to do with it. 3w
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Finally! We have Internet and tv service back, although we are about to switch providers. I didn‘t realize how much we watched on Netflix until we were without 😊 I have gotten a lot of reading time the last few days, but I needed a break from Zelda. Reading even a fictional account of her life is exhausting! So I started this, which I‘ve had on my Kindle for a while. Interesting.

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I didn‘t want to let #cozyswap get away from me. Deadlines have a way of sneaking up on me 😎 Anyway, my shopping is done and everything is wrapped, although I‘ve proved once again that I failed gift wrap 101! Probably won‘t be able to get to the post office until next week, but then it will be off in plenty of time - I hope 🤞

Avanders Oooh looks wonderful! 🍁🧡☕️📖♥️ 3w
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I don‘t usually read a book at breakfast-usually it‘s WaPo on my Kindle these days- but Uverse struck again on Saturday. Service is out. No tv, no internet, no phone. 😡 Living on cell data until the tech gets here on Wednesday. Not happy, but at least I have plenty of reading time. Not sure why I‘m eating with grandson‘s dinosaur placemat 😂

GrilledCheeseSamurai I mean...if your gonna have a placemat it might as well have dinosaurs on it. 🤷‍♂️ 1mo
Crazeedi That's not fun,we're so spoiled aren't we!😉 1mo
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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No way in this crowded waiting room to stage a good picture of my book. Hubby is having an endoscopy this morning, so I‘m trying to read, but the place is small, packed, and noisy. Although I think Zelda wouldn‘t have minded the crowd or the noise ...

Crazeedi She would have stood up on the end table and shimmied!😉❤ 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi 😂 My biggest concern is that, since it‘s so loud in here, I won‘t hear them call me if the doctor comes out to talk to me. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano that's an issue for sure, since if you're like me if I'm reading I'm immersed. I'm sure they will say your name loud enough, I hope?! 1mo
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Congratulations @Megabooks on your excellent milestone and giveaway. I have tagged my favorite summer read, which was so good. #etsy25

Megabooks Thanks!! Good luck! 🍀 1mo
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I did some shopping this morning for my #cozyswap package. It‘s hard to think about fall in South Florida when it‘s 92 degrees and the heat index is 104😄 I had lots of fun, though, and I resisted temptation: no books for me! I got these instead.

cobwebmoth I love sunflowers!💛 1mo
kspenmoll Fresh flowers are a wonderful substitute! 1mo
Crazeedi Beautiful! Hi Lynn have a great weekend!! 1mo
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#cozyswap
1. More modern, maybe because I‘ve read more of those.
2. Poirot, although I guess I never thought of him as “cozy.”
3. Lord Peter. I think I‘ve read all of the Sayers books.
4. I‘m an earring and pendant person but am really particular about earrings because they must be light.
5. Red, but any deep, vibrant shade.
Thanks for putting this together @jenniferw88

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I was cleaning and came across this letter from a student among the cards and notes I received when I retired from teaching six years ago. For all the #teachersofLitsy who have just returned/are soon to return to school, a little reminder of why we do what we do. I may be retired, but I will always be a teacher.

Nerdy_Bookworm Oh my goodness, this made me cry! 😭😭😭 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Nerdy_Bookworm I was grabbing the Kleenex! 1mo
ElizabethBoa 😭 1mo
Beatlefan129 That is so lovely 😊Makes me think I should look up some of my old teachers and drop them a note 1mo
Crazeedi So special Lynn, you must have some special memories 1mo
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This is a series that I binge read, and I don‘t normally do that. I won the first book in a giveaway from another author, and I quickly bought the rest at retail, which should tell you how much I liked it 😂This is the first book, and it showed up today on Bookbub. I‘m also excited because, after five years of waiting, a new book in the series is coming out next year.

Crazeedi I really enjoyed this one, but the second one just didn't click for me, I put it down. And I was so excited to find this series, maybe I need to revisit the 2nd book or just skip to the 3rd 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I never seem to be satisfied by mystery novels but I might have to check this out just because of the names 😂 1mo
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The Trouble with Wednesdays | Laura Nathanson
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1. Chocolate, especially dark chocolates. It‘s an addiction 😄
2. A new lamp for next to my favorite reading chair.
3. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
4. @Crazeedi and @LauraBeth come out and play. #wondrouswednesday

Cathythoughts “They” say chocolate makes us happy .... so I read in a recent article! I have chocolate every day 😋 1mo
Eggs Chocolate and pinot noir 🍫🍷❤️❤️. @Lynnsoprano @Cathythoughts 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano thanks for tag! I played already!😉❣😍 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks for the tag @Lynnsoprano! 🤗 Chocolate better be a part of my last meal on Earth! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth Truth!😂 1mo
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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Starting this today, while sitting in the waiting room while hubby has physical therapy.

cathysaid Loved it! 1mo
Jess This was great on audio. Enjoy! 1mo
EmMcKee I really enjoyed this book, much more so than the other written on Zelda's life! 1mo
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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I‘ve worked my way up to the Enlightenment. Since I only read this for #coffeeandbooks with hubby, I‘m pretty pleased with my progress. A lot of what I read today, which also covered the scientific revolution, overlaps with a Great Courses lecture series on science and religion that we are currently watching. It‘s interesting to compare perspectives.

RiverKScottWrites I‘m currently reading Sophie‘s World, which is an excellent primer on philosophy through the ages (edited) 1mo
Lynnsoprano @RiverKScottWrites Thanks! I will definitely add that to my list. 1mo
Crazeedi I just started a great courses on roku, about birding! So funny you mentioned that. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi We‘ve done a number of great courses since we retired, mostly history but some religion and science ones as well. Our doctor told both of us that retirement was okay if we didn‘t let our brains turn to mush 😄 4w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano how could our brains turn to mush since we read so much?!!😉💗 4w
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@Crazeedi did not steer me wrong. I really enjoyed this book, and feel I am already hooked on the series. The characters are so interesting, and the author does a masterful job of setting the scene. I feel as if I could find my way around Venice just from reading this. Picture is from the Italian Piemonte. Not my photo, but from the hotel where we stayed, and that was our view. No wonder I want to go back!

Suet624 Gorgeous! 1mo
charl08 Wow! 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That looks like a fairy tale 😍 1mo
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Andrew65 Good to hear as am reading this next week. 1mo
Eggs Gorgeous 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Eggs @suet624 It was just incredible. Every room in the hotel had a terrace looking out on that view. I spent as much time there as I could. I‘d have been happy to spend the entire trip right there. (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano wow Lynn, that picture is just glorious, Italy is my dream trip. Dont know if I'll ever get there, so I read... and you are going to be so happy, there are 28 books(I think)in this series. And I can really say that not one disappointed me. @Andrew65 I think you're in for a treat! I actually wish I were reading for the first time again!💖 1mo
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi Do I need to read them in order? A couple were Kindle deals last week, so I bought them, but I know some series really need to be done in order. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano only my opinion, but I would. Since she develops the characters with each one. Th 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano but that's entirely up to you, I'm thinking the books would still be enjoyable, I'm just weird about order, lol 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi So am I 😄 1mo
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The Friday Edition | Betta Ferrendelli
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1. Depends on the time of year and where I am. Now, in steamy, hot South Florida, indoor person.
2. It‘s before noon, I‘d best say ice tea. After 5, it‘s bourbon 🥃
3. I‘d love to visit the Northern Ireland setting of the Irish Country Doctor books.
4. Mint green
5. Yes 😄
#friyayintro

Crazeedi ❤ the Irish country doctor books! 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#wondrousWednesday
1. Honesty, integrity
2. Hypocrisy, dishonesty, pretending you‘re something you‘re not
3. My BFF Kathie. She volunteered to be the accompanist for my choirs when her family moved here and her son started attending my school. We just clicked, and we‘ve been best friends for almost 20 years now.
4. Oh, so many! @LiteraryinLititz @mom2bugnbee @Cortg

Crazeedi Absolutely on 1 and 2!👍❤ 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 1mo
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Picked this up on Kindle deals the other day, and decided to start it this afternoon. @Crazeedi is this the series you recommended?

charl08 Love that cover! 1mo
Andrew65 It will be as @Crazeedi is a strong fan of this series. I‘m hoping to read the first one later this month. 1mo
Crazeedi I hope you love this series as much as I do, I adore it. Remember as @Andrew65 says and I agree, a series gets better as you go. Characters are developed etc. This one is good, the next one better and then better. I love Guido. I love the secretary(forget her name right now, lol) 1mo
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi I‘m already enjoying this one immensely! 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I'm so glad. I need to find my series again. I never reread, but this series I just might eventually I love it so much. 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi I love Series for the character development. It does take a while (a few books) to feel you really know the characters. 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 exactly, I'm so into series it's a disease!! But for what you said and more, I'm in the book, right there, know what I mean? Sometimes I have to look around and realize I'm not in venice or France or sicily or England... 1mo
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The Bluestocking | Christi Caldwell
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Mehso-so

This bit of brain candy was definitely not high cocoa dark chocolate 😄 I don‘t expect great literature when I‘m in a #romantsy mood, but this just came across as odd. Not sure why I didn‘t bail-I guess because it wasn‘t awful. Kind of like getting the weird fruit cream-filled chocolate in the gift box.

rabbitprincess I really like the chocolate analogy 😋 I haven't read this book, but I totally get the feeling! (edited) 1mo
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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I know I‘m late. Blame @MrBook 😊 and my big music project.

Never have I ever—
📚 attempted War and Peace
📚 read any Murakami ( @Alisnazzy is going to disown me as her mom for this one).
📚read the Sue Grafton mysteries-some other book keeps jumping to the top of the TBR

If you haven‘t done this and are so inclined, consider yourself tagged. #humpdaypost

Susanita I hope you get to read Sue Grafton someday. 1mo
AsYouWish 0 drinks for me. Although I really want to read Sue Grafton, so I may need to move them up on my list. 1mo
AmyRebecca Always blame @MrBook ... perfect scapegoat 😉 1mo
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MrBook 🥃🥃! 1mo
MrBook @AmyRebecca 😂👏🏻🙌🏻🥃 1mo
Lynnsoprano @MrBook if that‘s bourbon, I‘m right with you! 1mo
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The Bluestocking | Christi Caldwell
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A little brain candy for the weekend.

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I flat out loved this book! Although set in wartime, with bombings, a wrathful father, a scheming midwife, the death of one of my favorite characters, and other mayhem, it is overall a gentle story of seeing the positives in life and making new beginnings. It also includes some of the best quotes about music I‘ve ever read. 5⭐️

Crazeedi It was a great story!! 1mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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@monalyisha thank you for your #flatshareandsharealike #giveaway. You are so generous.

My recommendation isn‘t exactly cute, but there is a beautiful love story in The Summer Country. Actually two of them.

monalyisha Thanks for entering & for sharing! Good luck to you! 2mo
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