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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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The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman
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A History of Modern Europe by John M. Merriman
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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
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1. Getting to spend a long weekend with both of my children.
2. Son and his family are coming today. Beach tomorrow, lots of fun cooking and eating, family jam session, having fun with our granddaughter.
#friyayintro

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Wednesday's Child | Shane Dunphy
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1. There‘s no rhyme or reason. If I see something at the library, look on my shelves or Kindle for unread books, read a review...
2. Don‘t ride public transportation except trains when on holiday in Europe, when I‘m too excited to read.
3. Hubby, sports on tv
4. Ice tea, chocolate 😊
5. @bbdeese @LeighDavis
#wondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in-love your answers❣️ 2d
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Sometimes Flavia makes me wonder if there isn‘t any mishap or unusual situation she hasn‘t gotten into. At times this story was over the top, yet it was so much fun. I‘m looking forward to the next book in the series, but I‘ll wait a bit, as there‘s only so much of an 11 year old, chemistry-loving amateur sleuth I can take at a time 😄

RaimeyGallant Lol, love the pic. 3d
Lynnsoprano @raimeygallant Thanks! I haven‘t staged a book in forever, but this one was a natural 😄 3d
MaureenMc That is an impressive array of mustard. 😁 3d
MayaB1226 Wow, I‘ve been wanting to read this series! 2d
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Lots of reading time in the doctor‘s waiting room. Hubby just has a follow up appointment but the doctor‘s office moved, so I came along as human GPS😂

Lizpixie I know how you feel. If you gave me a $1 for every hour spent reading in doctors offices, I‘d be a very very rich woman!👩🏻‍⚕️📖💰 3d
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Picked this up for my Kindle via Bookbub. I read a number of the author‘s quilt series novels, but nothing else of her work. This looks fascinating.

LauraBeth Random question: do you know of any good arborists in FL? 4d
Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth I know a couple in Palm Beach County and also know how to access the state certified arborist list. Where in FL are you looking for? 3d
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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#booksandcoffee Early morning checkup with blood work at the doctor‘s office this morning meant our #booksandcoffee was breakfast today. I have made it to 16th century France so far😊

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Skin Tight | Carl Hiaasen
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#Friyayintro
1. I love Carl Hiassen‘s books, and they‘re especially funny if you live in South Florida.
2. Our daughter is feeling better and also just texted that she has an interview for her perfect job next Wednesday 🤞
3. Mediterranean covers a lot!
4. 7, only one of whom I‘m close to.
5. 😘😘to you all!

Sharpeipup Best of luck to your daughter on her interview! 🍀 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad to hear she‘s feeling better! 7d
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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#Litsywalkers it‘s a mile to the nearest Dunkin‘ Donuts and it was a perfect morning, so we walked there for coffee-no donut for me😄-and then home. The best part was walking past this fragrant jasmine. I wish my photo could carry the scent.

Lizpixie I think this is actually Murraya, also called “mock orange” here in Australia. I have two huge ones in my front yard & next door has two on our fence line. When they‘re all in flower, the scent is almost overpowering!🌿 7d
Lynnsoprano @Lizpixie Here it is known as orange jasmine, but it is Murraya. I wish we had one in our yard! 7d
Lizpixie You should plant one, I love cutting a bunch of outer branches when it‘s in flower and putting them in a large vase. The whole house smells amazing. They‘re very easy to grow, you can use them as hedges and they can handle being cut right back. My hubby hacked one of ours almost to the ground because it was blocking the electricity box, it‘s now over 8 feet tall again! 7d
Lynnsoprano @Lizpixie Hubby informed me that it‘s an alternate host for the bacteria that cause citrus greening, a disease that is threatening the Florida citrus industry. He should know, he‘s a plant pathologist. So I guess that‘s a no on the idea of planting any. 6d
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The Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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Now that things are pretty much back to normal, I‘ve taken some me time and finished this. A bit different from the other books in the series, but equally as good. Set both in Italy and England, it felt as if the mystery was less important than the relationship drama. If you haven‘t read anything else in this series, it‘s not for you. But Ruth is one of my favorite characters, and I enjoyed it.

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Good news! Alice was discharged from the hospital this afternoon. We spent part of the morning and our local library, less than a mile from the hospital. After perusing the cooking magazines, I discovered this magazine, which is new to me. Lots of book reviews, so a number of new books added to my TBR 😄

rachelm Thank goodness for the improvement! You all remain in my prayers ❤️ 1w
stacybmartin So glad to hear this - sending all the positive vibes that things continue to improve! 💜 1w
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BookwormAHN Great to hear 🌻 1w
Amor4Libros So glad she‘s feeling better!!! 1w
Jas16 This is great news! 1w
mrp27 Good news and I love this magazine! 1w
SaturnDoo Yay!!!! Such good news 🤗❤ still keeping y'all in my thoughts and prayers. I have been reading this magazine for a few years now, it's my favorite. In fact I just posted this edition a few days ago 😁😁 Enjoy!!! 1w
rather_be_reading i need that magazine! 1w
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Help Me | Rosina Davies
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Sometimes you desperately need to share, and tonight is one of those times, and Litsy is the place I most feel comfortable doing so.

Our daughter Alice, who is the person who introduced me to Litsy (and those of you who know us well know her Litsy handle which I‘m specifically not using) and her husband are divorcing. She and her son moved in with us at the beginning of April, and we‘re adjusting to a new normal. We‘re managing, but—⬇️

Lynnsoprano Those who have been our friends for a while know that she‘s had some serious medical challenges. And the past couple of weeks, she‘s been dealing with dental issues. Today, her kidney stone problems resurfaced. We‘re just all (Alice, hubby, and me) really rocked by all this and feeling in the need of some support. Prayers, positive vibes, whatever would be really appreciated. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Lynnsoprano Oh no I am so so sorry. 😞 Hang in there. I know how hard situations like this can be, but it always gets better. ❤❤ I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts. 2w
Soubhiville 💜💜💜 wishing you all the best. 2w
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cobwebmoth Hugs to you all.❤ 2w
JoScho Sending love to all of you! 2w
LibrarianRyan 💗💗💗 2w
MallenNC I‘m so sorry. Sometimes it seems like stress and trouble just multiple. Hope it gets better soon. 2w
Craftylikefox Sending love 💕 2w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Karkar Hugs to all of you! 2w
sammisho Hugs to you and your daughter💞💞💞 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sending you all lots of love! 💕💕 2w
SaturnDoo Sending out lots of love, prayers and hugs to all of you. 🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤ 2w
Jess Many hugs and positive vibes being sent your way tonight. 2w
LiteraryinLititz Thinking of you and your family tonight. 💗 2w
CaliforniaCay Sounds tough, but atleast you can all be together to help each other through the process. Sending positive vibes your way ❤💚💜💙💛 2w
stacybmartin I‘m so sorry to hear this. I‘ve been there and my family were my rocks during that really difficult time for me and my son. I‘m so glad she has you for support. Sending all the hugs, strength, and prayers to you and your family. 💜 2w
quietjenn Thinking of you all. 💜 2w
Pamwurtzler Thinking of you! 2w
JessClark78 ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
readordierachel Sending good thoughts to all of you ❤ 2w
MaureenMc Sending prayers for you and your family. 2w
Lynnsoprano @JessClark78 @Pamwurtzler @quietjenn @CaliforniaCay @LiteraryinLititz @Jess @SaturnDoo @BarbaraTheBibliophage @sammisho @Karkar @Librarybelle @Craftylady @MallenNC @LibrarianKatie @JoScho @cobwebmoth @Soubhiville @Rachel.Rencher Thank you so much. Good news is no stone. But they are keeping her overnight on IV antibiotics for severe UTI. We‘ll cope with this, but I feel so relieved that I can share with my Litsy family. 2w
Lynnsoprano @stacybmartin Your comments mean so much to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 😘 2w
LeahBergen Oh no! Sending you all lots of love. ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 🙏 and 💗 to you all. 2w
Jas16 Sending you all lots of love and keeping you in my thoughts 2w
DivineDiana So sorry. ❤️ 2w
BethM I‘m so sorry to hear that. Hang in there and know that you have all of us behind you. 2w
bookishkris Sending positive vibes to all of you. 2w
JacqMac Lots of love to you all. She is so lucky to have a caring family so close. I hope things start to look up soon. 💕 2w
Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear this. Sending good thoughts! 2w
merelybookish Nothing to add except lots of good wishes and positive vibes! 💕💕 2w
Kalalalatja Sending hugs 💕 2w
mrp27 Thinking of you and your family during these difficult times. ❤️❤️ (edited) 2w
Eggs @Lynnsoprano Thinking of all of you and sending 🙏🏻 and hugs and hope and strength💗😘 2w
julesG Sending big hugs to the four of you! Sending healing energy and strength your way. 😘😘😘 2w
kezzlou85 Sending you love and strength ❤ 2w
DarcysMom Lots of love to all of you. ❤ 2w
Kaye ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1w
Lizpixie I‘m so sorry for all of you. I know firsthand how hard it is living with medical problems, having to deal with the ending of a relationship at the same time must be devastating for her. Sending all my love & support from my family to yours. If you ever need someone to talk to, don‘t hesitate to ask lovely.♥️💔♥️ 1w
Simona Thinking of you and your family 💞💕 1w
rretzler 💕🤗 1w
MamaGina Alice is so lucky to have you in her corner! Hugs to you and your family as you support each other through this tough time 🤗 1w
Weaponxgirl Sending you big hugs ❤️ 1w
Lynnsoprano @Weaponxgirl @MamaGina @Lizpixie @julesG @Eggs @mrp27 @Kalalalatja @merelybookish @Reggie @JacqMac Thank you 😘 You all are the best! I was home alone with my grandson waiting for news, and didn‘t think to reach out to anyone but my Litsy family. Alice is in the hospital on IV antibiotics, improving already. Love you all. 1w
Lynnsoprano @Simona @rretzler @Kaye @DarcysMom @kezzlou85 @bookishkris @BethM @DivineDiana @Jas16 Thank you so much. I was pretty low last evening, your kind thoughts really helped. Alice is improving. She was admitted to hospital, the infection appears to be in her kidney. She was having a hard time staying awake while we were there this morning, but of course she has a book. 1w
Eggs So happy to hear of improvement Lynn💗💗💗 I‘ll keep you in my heart and prayers 1w
DivineDiana Yes, I am so glad that she is feeling a bit stronger and that she has a book! 💗 1w
slothandtabby Thinking good, healing thoughts for you and your family. 1w
Suet624 I'm just now seeing this post. I'm so very sorry for your daughter. I have thought of her often and often look at her account to see how she's doing. (There hasn't been much information, as you know.) It's been hard to see how much she's been going through over the past few years. I'll keep her and you in my prayers. Much love to you. 1w
Lynnsoprano @Suet624 Thank you so much! She is doing much, much better, and also has a job interview Wednesday for a job that is perfect for her as well as less stress. I told her that she needs to get back here and I‘m sure she will. She says she has to change her user name, since she wants one that isn‘t derived from her married name. I‘ll be sure to pass on your good wishes 😘😘 4d
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The Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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Reading this, but having trouble concentrating. @Ambrosnazzy is at the hospital emergency room with another kidney stone. Hubby is with her and keeping me updated while I babysit her son. Not the way I expected to spend the evening, for sure.

Crazeedi Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear! Kidney stones are so painful and horrible! My prayers for your girl. Hang in there mom 2w
Crazeedi Btw I just finished book 3 of series, waiting on my hold on book 4! 2w
Lcsmcat Oh dear! Sending prayers. 2w
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi Thanks! She‘s had kidney stones and recurrent UTIs since her son was born, but it‘s been a year since she had a stone, and we were hoping they were a thing of the past. Obviously not. I‘m a basket case 2w
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! 2w
ValerieAndBooks I‘m sorry! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for @Ambrosnazzy to recover. 2w
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi @Lcsmcat @cobwebmoth @ValerieAndBooks Thank you all so much. Hubby just called to say that CT scan shows no stones, just severe UTI. They are keeping her overnight for IV antibiotics. 2w
SaturnDoo Sending lots and lots of love,hugs and prayers to you and family ❤❤❤ 2w
DivineDiana Sending healing wishes. ❤️🙏🏻❤️ 2w
Kaye ♥️ 1w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano at least no stones, but uti is rough! Keeping her (and you) in my thoughts 1w
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🍄This Is Your Brain on Music
🍄 Hidden Figures
🍄 I Think I‘m Going Out of My Head-the Lettermen‘s version, not Little Anthony and the Imperials😄

#manicmonday

JoScho 🧡🤯🧡 2w
alvingregorio Armageddon. So sad, but yes, that was the first one that came to my head. 2w
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I retrieved this from @Ambrosnazzy ‘s library. The friend who recommended it and was with me when I bought it has asked me several times if I‘ve read it. Hopefully I will soon be able to answer “yes.”

bedandabook It‘s brilliant! I read it a few years ago. Really hope you enjoy 😊 2w
zezeki I read it a year ago, it's a fun read! 2w
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Animal Kingdom | Joshua BishopRoby
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No reading this weekend because we went to Orlando to go to Disney‘s Animal Kingdom on Friday. We concentrated on the animals and the shows, and had a great time on our first Disney visit with a grandchild. However, I ended up with heat exhaustion and barely managed to avoid a hospital visit. Moral of my story: stay inside and read😂

readingjedi Sorry you were unwell. That is a magnificent creature right there! 🦏🦏🦏 2w
Lynnsoprano @readingjedi Thank you. There was another rhino that came really close to the vehicle we were in, but of course it was on the other side 😄 But I got great pictures of the giraffes and of one of the silverback gorillas. 2w
Suet624 I‘m sorry. 😕 2w
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Crazeedi Oh Lynn! I'm so sorry to hear you got sick!! That's rotten. I hope you are hydrating and resting and recover quickly!! I'm at camp this Wednesday, and I'll be writing to you and everyone when I get settled!!❤💐 happy mother's day!! 2w
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi Happy Mother‘s Day to you, too! 😘 I‘m fine. I thought I was drinking plenty of water, but it apparently wasn‘t enough. And I shouldn‘t have tried to keep up with the pace of my 35yo marathon runner son😁 2w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano live and learn!!! Lol😉❣ 2w
Dragon Hope you‘re feeling better @Lynnsoprano ! 💐 2w
Lynnsoprano @Suet624 @Dragon Thanks! I‘m feeling fine now, but it was scary. I kept drinking water, but apparently needed to rehydrate with electrolytes. 2w
CouronneDhiver Oh dear... I‘ve fainted in Orlando before (on my first taboo vacation with a boyfriend - now husband - in my late teens). Very hot! Take care of yourself 😘😘 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thanks for the tag, @Crazeedi Trying to figure out how I missed #summersantagoespostal!
1. Chocolate, especially Dove promises
2. Dichroic glass pendants
3. Nova. We‘ve also been watching New Amsterdam, but we mostly watch sports.
4. Harry Potter movies. Not really movie goers.
5. Blue
6. Ice tea. Adult beverage-bourbon
7. Pitting cherries from our tree so my mom could bake pie.
8. If you‘re in this swap, you‘re tagged.

nelehelen Cherry pie! How delicious! 😋😋😋 thanks for playing!! 2w
Crazeedi Oh on TV watching I do watch sports too!!! 2w
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The tagged book is what hubby read to our granddaughter as we got her ready for bed. Do I need to say anything else?

Izai.Amorim Wonderful time of the day! I have fond memories with the kids. It will take sometime until we have grandchildren... Can't wait. 2w
Lynnsoprano @Izai.Amorim Grandchildren are excellent motivation to stay healthy, to be around to enjoy our time with them. She is an absolute delight to be with 2w
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The Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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What do you do when your plan is to go out for lunch after hubby‘s doctor appointment, but he is finished earlier than expected? Go to the library! I came home with #10 in my favorite series. I think there‘s one after this that isn‘t available in the US yet. If so, maybe I can use it to justify another trip to England 😂

rretzler There‘s always Book Depository. I get my Elly Griffiths and Christopher Fowler books from them because both authors publish in the UK before the US. Jasper Fforde, too. In Fowler‘s case, it is sometimes over a year before the US book is out. Book Depository has free overseas shipping and the prices are fairly comparable to the US. I also have an Amazon.co.uk account that I sometimes use to order books to come to me here in the US😝 2w
Lynnsoprano @rretzler Thanks for the advice. I‘ve never used Book Depository, but I definitely need to correct that😄 2w
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The Garden of Letters | Alyson Richman
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For a variety of reasons, I have not been reading much lately. But hubby has an appointment with the orthopedist (flare-up of tennis elbow), so I have some quality reading time, because this doctor is wonderful but always running behind 😂 Really enjoying this book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books ❤️❤️ 2w
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Teaching Kids to Sing | Kenneth Harold Phillips
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This is teacher appreciation week, and a lot of my FB teacher friends are asking former students to reply with an update on what/how they‘re doing or with a funny story from their time in class. Even though I‘m retired, I did the same. The responses have been almost overwhelming to read. I hope all #teachersoflitsy are getting this kind of love this and every week.

Suet624 That's lovely. 2w
Crazeedi So special!!❣ 2w
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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#Litsywalkers I‘ve really gotten off schedule and haven‘t done enough walking lately. But we went out after church today, and I saw this strangler fig wrapping itself around a tree as we were walking by. They usually end up killing the host tree, but use the trunk as a support even after it‘s dead. You just never know what interesting plants you‘ll see around here😄

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Nobody knows me better than my Litsy friends! Thank you @Crazeedi for the beautiful card and the bookmark that couldn‘t possibly be more “me.” 😘

Crazeedi Welcome, your name was on it. ((Hugs))❤ 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful 3w
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A few months ago I posted a picture of our frangipani tree, even though it was bare at the time. I promised @Christine11 that I would post pictures when it bloomed. It‘s just starting to bloom and hasn‘t filled in completely yet, but here‘s a closeup of a bloom. Ours is kind of an unusual color, and I love it.

Crazeedi Wow Lynn, what a beautiful flower, so unusual!❣ 3w
Lindy I can just imagine the gorgeous scent. 🌸 3w
8little_paws Oh that's so cool! I've never seen that kind of flower before 3w
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Tamra Lovely color! 3w
Tonya_Bross My favorite! 💕 3w
GypsyKat Beautiful! 3w
julesG One of my favourites. Wish I could get them here. 3w
Eggs Breathtaking 😮 3w
Christine11 That is honestly stunning! It looks so perfect and the colour is beautiful 😍 3w
TNbookworm That is beautiful! 3w
Erofan 😍 3w
lroseriver Beautiful wow!! 😮♥️ 2w
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The Garden of Letters | Alyson Richman
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About to start this gift from @tdrosebud that got buried under a pile of other books. Interestingly, this is the second book in as many weeks with a major character named Elodie. I‘m looking forward to this, and it has to be one of the most beautiful covers in my library.

Eggs 💗💗Alyson Richman 3w
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Wednesday's Child | Shane Dunphy
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#wondrouswednesday The photo editor and I are having a bad day ☹️
Book I‘ve read more than once: Pride and Prejudice
Book read more than twice: A Discovery of Witches
Keeping track of books read: Goodreads
Recent picture: @Ambrosnazzy and her son this past weekend
Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi Tagging @AmyG @ValerieAndBooks

AmyG What a great picture. Thanks for the tag. I just posted for this. 3w
Crazeedi I ❤ your picture!! 3w
whatshesreadingnow Great photo! 3w
Eggs Lovely photo! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Eggs @whatshesreadingnow @Crazeedi @AmyG Thanks! I‘m trying to encourage her to get active on Litsy again. She certainly is still reading every chance she gets. 3w
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Pekoe Most Poison | Laura Childs
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A fun cozy that pulled me out of my reading slump. I love the tea shop aspect of this series. The mystery is okay; you know it‘s not going to be one of the obvious suspects, and I had a pretty good idea who the culprit was early. Still, it was a quick, enjoyable read 3.5⭐️

CaitZ I love this series. The setting is wonderful and the characters feel like old friends. 3w
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My Favorite Book | Regina McClinton Jackson
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Hubby‘s Penn State alumni magazine came in today‘s mail, and I‘m in love with the cover article. Faculty from a variety of disciplines share the best book they‘ve read this year, perfect beach read, books they‘ve been meaning to read, obscure authors they‘d recommend, and guilty pleasure books. So much fun, and what a great idea.

DivineDiana Yes, it is! 3w
gradcat So, what are they recommending? 📚🥰😂 3w
Crazeedi I'm going to have to ask my son in law to save his! Hes a Penn state alum!! 3w
kspenmoll Sounds wonderful! 3w
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Pekoe Most Poison | Laura Childs
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I‘ve been in a reading slump for most of the past week, but this seems to be bringing me out of it. Settling back to read and drink tea, albeit iced.

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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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This week has been crazy, and our#booksandcoffee date is usually earlier in the week. But we decided we really needed our favorite time together. Nice way to start a Friday!

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France, the Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Regions of France | Elisabeth Scotto, Marianne Comolli, Michèle Carles, Gilles Pudlowski
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I know this cookbooks in this series are gorgeous coffee table books, but the recipes are excellent. Cooking one of our favorites, poulet Basquaise, tonight. Getting an early start, since I have a couple voice students before dinner. It‘s going to be tough to sing when my mouth is watering from the aroma 😂

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This is my third Kate Morton novel, and definitely my favorite. A beautiful story about the importance of place, and of stories. There are several stories and time periods woven together, so it does take a bit of effort to keep characters sorted. And it has an unfinished feel; I want to know what happens with Elodie. But I thoroughly enjoyed this. 4.5⭐️ The clock was made for me by my grandfather; I‘m the clockmaker‘s granddaughter.

llwheeler Wow, it's beautiful! 1mo
Mdargusch Such a beautiful clock! What a treasure! 💙 1mo
rretzler 💕 1mo
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Jenken1998 Its my next read.. im excited. 1mo
Lcsmcat That‘s a beautiful clock! I have one made by my uncle. It makes it special, doesn‘t it? 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly What a lovely clock! And how cool to have an heirloom like that! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Lcsmcat Family heirlooms are extra special when made by family. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Clare-Dragonfly @rretzler @Mdargusch @llwheeler Thanks. My granddad made one for himself, one for each of his four sons, one for each of his nieces and nephews. I was the only granddaughter, so mine was a wedding present. It doesn‘t run any longer-it would cost a fortune to fix and it‘s LOUD when it chimes- but it‘s still beautiful and a wonderful reminder of an interesting man. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano so very col! Didnt know you were a clockmaker s granddaughter! That is beautiful! I enjoyed this book too! 1mo
kspenmoll That is so wonderful that you have that clock made by your grandfather. It‘s lovely & I bet has stories...💕 4w
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I Scream for Ice Cream | Benjamin Darling
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Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes for hubby, as he went through his procedure yesterday. The results were excellent (pending biopsy results, but the doctor doesn‘t expect any problems). We celebrated with dinner and dessert. Mine wasn‘t nearly as decadent 😄

Crazeedi I didn't know about your hubby, I m so sorry I didn't see this yesterday, but I'm glad he got a clean bill of health!💞 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great to hear the results ❣️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s good news!! 🙏🏻💗 1mo
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JacqMac Glad it went well. That looks like a proper celebration. 1mo
JoScho Yay!! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @JacqMac Thanks! I had a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it was topped with an amazing bourbon sauce, so I felt like I was celebrating, too😊 1mo
Redwritinghood Glad things turned out well. Hope you enjoyed the celebration. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Great way to celebrate 💖! 1mo
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I am close to finishing this, because outpatient surgery has been really backed up today, so we‘ve spent a lot of time waiting. Hubby just got taken to pre-op (it‘s 4:30pm), and he‘s not a happy camper. He‘s afraid we‘ll be so late getting out of here that we won‘t find an open restaurant 😊

ValerieAndBooks Catching up on Litsy and hope your husband gets a clean bill of health!! 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Ha! He sounds like my dad, he had surgery a couple years ago and all he could talk about was what he was going to eat after. Hope his procedure goes/went well! 1mo
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Getting a fair amount of reading time today and tomorrow. Hubby has a follow up colonoscopy at Cleveland Clinic Florida, so we‘re at a nearby hotel. I brought two books plus Kindle, and hubby‘s current read made it into the picture. His procedure isn‘t until late afternoon, so I expect to make a lot of progress.

BookishTrish Best of luck ❤️ 1mo
DarcysMom I hope all goes well. 1mo
TheBookKeepers Sending good vibes ur way! 1mo
BookNAround Good luck to him! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @BookishTrish @DarcysMom @TheBookKeepers @BookNAround Thanks for the good thoughts. This is a follow up , so I don‘t anticipate any problems. 1mo
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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#bookishquestions @Erofan thanks for the tag😘
1. Historical fiction and mysteries, cozy mysteries
2. Literary fiction. One of these days I may try a graphic novel.
3. Horror
4. Historical mysteries
5. Station Eleven. Way outside my comfort zone, but I loved it.
6. Drums of Autumn. I gave up on the Outlander books after that.
7. @mom2bugnbee @Crazeedi @Craftylikefox

Crazeedi Thanks for tag! I will post soon! 1mo
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This is the perfect book for a 4yo grandson whose favorite phrase is, “I farted.” 😂

Cathythoughts I totally get it ! Granddaughter is five , it‘s all about bums & giggles ! They are a scream at this age 😄💕 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Cathythoughts They are! Hubby refers to him as constant entertainment 😄 1mo
RealLifeReading 😂😂 my 5yo would love this 1mo
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zezeki My nephews would love this! 😂😂 1mo
Lynnsoprano @zezeki @RealLifeReading It‘s actually very informative. I learned a few things reading through it😄 1mo
JamieArc I‘m just going to put myself out there (at 36) and say my husband and I would love this (and we don‘t have kids yet) 😂😂 1mo
Lynnsoprano @JamieArc That‘s the great thing about grandkids (and kids, too): I can buy kids books for myself with the justification that they are for the grandkids 😂 (edited) 1mo
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#friyayintro
1. Tagged
2. Singing at church on Sunday, then low key dinner, since hubby has colonoscopy Tuesday. He‘s referring to Sunday dinner as his last supper 😊
3. Love them. I eat them for breakfast all the time.
4. Male: Nathan. Female: Ann
5. Off I go.

CouronneDhiver Poor guy. Hopefully it‘s over with quickly and the results are good 1mo
Lynnsoprano @CouronneDhiver It‘s his fourth in two years, and he‘s not happy about it. But he had what‘s called a carpet polyp removed a year and a half ago. Last follow up was good and if this one is too, he can have a break! 1mo
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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#Litsywalkers The plan was to skip a walk today and play pickle ball instead. But because there‘s no school today, the boys and girls club gym where we play was in use. So, even though rain was threatening and we carried umbrellas, we ended up taking a nice, long walk. Bonus, the sun came out as we neared home.

AmyG How beautiful. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @AmyG It‘s a desert rose I have in a pot near the front door. I forgot to take pictures while we were walking. 1mo
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I really ought to finish the other novel I‘m reading first, but this is calling to me. How could I resist? Two chapters in and I‘m hooked.

Mdargusch I do that all the time. It seems like I‘m always reading 4 books at once. 1mo
GondorGirl I love everything Kate Morton writes, but this one was especially good! 1mo
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#libraryhaul We spent some time at the local branch of the county library this morning. I did not come home empty handed 😄 I‘m looking forward to the Kate Morton book, and I‘ve enjoyed the previous tea shop mysteries I‘ve read.

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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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#booksandcoffee with this monster today. I think this will take a while 😂

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Books. Friends. Relationships built around a love of books. That‘s what Litsy means to me. I know Litfluence is just a number, but this one jumped out at me. The last almost 3 years have been special because so many of you have become part of my life and my family. I love you all 😘

MicheleinPhilly ❤️ 1mo
Clwojick Yay! Congratulations! We love having you here, and love seeing your lovely posts! ♥️ 1mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! Congrats!!!! 1mo
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Djspens Nice! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏❣️ 1mo
BethM 🎉we love you too! 1mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳💜🥳 1mo
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 1mo
Blueberry !!!!! 1mo
julesG 👏👏👏🎉 1mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊 1mo
Lindy 🎉❤️👏 1mo
AmyG Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Kalalalatja Woohoo! 1mo
Erofan Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂 1mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Mollyanna Congrats 🎉🍾🎉 1mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 1mo
Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Jas16 🎉📚👏 1mo
kspenmoll Congrats! Such a lovely message! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Crazeedi Congrats Lynn! What an amazing achievement! It's been so great to get to know you and all the wonderful littens!! 1mo
Izai.Amorim Congratulations! 1mo
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Manic Monday | Danny Wilson
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🐰The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, because that‘s what we called our son when he was a baby.
🐰Harvey
🐰Here Comes Peter Cottontail
#manicmonday

JoScho 🐰💗🐰 1mo
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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#litsywalkers I‘ve been told that Barbados cherry has more vitamin C per gram than citrus, but I‘d never tasted it. When we passed some bushes with ripe fruit on our walk yesterday, I decided to try one. I think I‘ll stick with citrus 😂

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1. A Red Herring Without Mustard and A History of Modern Europe, volume one.
2. 😘
3. 😘😊😂
#weekendreads

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I love having adult kids who are readers with libraries. I mentioned to @Ambrosnazzy that I had finished 1493 and would like to read 1491 sometime. The next thing I know, it‘s moved from her library to mine😍

Dragon 👍😀🐉 1mo
Izai.Amorim You did a good job raising them! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Izai.Amorim I like to think so 😊 1mo
Lcsmcat My Mom and sisterand I do this too! 1mo
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Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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I have been a bad #litsywalker lately. Life threw me a major curveball recently, and I‘m slow to adjust. But hubby and I got out for a long walk today, and it was just what I needed. The ibises were out, too, although it was a small group. It‘s common to see dozens in our yard at a time. Don‘t know why, hubby started referring to them as the bourgeoisie years ago, and I can‘t think of them any other way😂

Samplergal I love them. We live on a lake and have so many plus ducks and some turtles. We have new ducklings this week. ❤️❤️ 1mo
CarolynM Hope you've got a good swing at that curveball now😉😘 1mo
Cathythoughts Those curveballs are really something ... hope your ok 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Lynnsoprano @CarolynM @Cathythoughts Thank you 🙏 I‘m doing okay, but an unexpected major life change. I wish I could talk about it more because of the support from this wonderful community. But it involves another Litten who wants to keep things quiet right now. Thanks for your concern 😘 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano you and your life change are in my heart today Lynn. Just know you are loved❤😘 1mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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Not a book accessory, but bookish accessory. I have another book related pendant, but it‘s buried somewhere 😂
#friyayintro

howjessreads So pretty! I wish I could handle wearing necklaces. They make me craaazy. 1mo
Crazeedi I love it!! 1mo
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I started this over a week ago, put it down to read the #earlyreviewer book I received, then got distracted by the release of the new Lady Darby book. Time to return to Flavia and her exploits.

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An Artless Demise | Anna Lee Huber
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Absolutely a winner! I love this series, and this is the best yet. The amount of historical detail makes this a cut above other historical mysteries. And a good, involved mystery it is. The only problem is waiting for the next book 😄

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