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Joined May 2016

Philosopher 🧠 Therapist 🛋 Geek 🤓 Bookworm 📚 Mom & Wife 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Captain America‘s #FanWife 😘🇺🇸 Quote Finder & Underliner 📝
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Just came out in July and I could not be more excited!!! 😁

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5/5💚s

This book was really conversational (I love the use of parentheses and side thoughts) and used personal examples of the author to explain Stoic concepts in a way that was also humble. I loved the connections he made to science, biology, & psychology while drawing upon Stoic texts as if he was conversing with an ancient Stoic teacher. Definitely recommend for those new to Stoicism (like me) and even those well versed.

#therapistbooks

Graywacke cool 🙂 9h
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Shadow Puppets | Orson Scott Card
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4/5💚s

Loved getting to know some of the more minor characters from earlier books. But most of all I loved seeing Bean & Petra‘s relationship evolve. What can I say, I‘m a sucker for a love story. I also really enjoyed Peter‘s parents and their sense of humor!

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The Frequency of Aliens | Gene Doucette
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Book mail #2 of my series order! I don‘t know which one to read next or to just finish the Ender‘s Shadow Series first. 🤔 I have similar conundrums with #Netflix shows too. Currently binging the Vampire Diaries (gonna have to get those books too) but the latest season of Agents of SHEILD was just released and I NEED to know what happens with FitzSimmons. 😫

These are the tough decisions people! 😜

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The Drowning King | Emily Holleman
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No mail is better than book mail! I recently won a gift card to Barnes & Noble (by reading no less!) and decided to spend it on books I needed for series I started. Here are 2 outta 4! Also, Flower is a reluctant model today. She is not as excited as I am. 😜

#bookmail #catsoflitsy

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Just finished the introduction to How to Think like a Roman Emperor & all I can say is it touched my soul. I had not felt that “love for philosophy” since my philosophy classes days as a undergrad; those same feelings as falling in love...Difficulty breathing, tightness in chest, warm fuzzy feelings of joy...💚😊

*sigh* can‘t wait to read more!

Faibka I agree! Loved the introduction and resonated with my own love for philosophy :) 2w
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Diving into this one! This will be the start of my 3 therapy books at once rotation. After a chapter in each I‘ll switch to another cause I‘m just too excited for them all. The other contenders are on sex with disabilities and sensate focus. Let the knowledge absorption begin! (Oh and I chose to start with this one cause I just finished How To Be a Stoic last week & loved it so I wanted more!).

#therapistbooks

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Untitled | Unknown
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Looks like my summer reading literally paid off! Now I get to go shopping for new ones!!!! Yay!

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QuoteQueen @Spillmrj thanks! 1mo
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The Mortal Word | Genevieve Cogman
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5/5💚s

I don‘t know how it is possible but I have stumbled upon a series where each book is better than the last! This one was no exception to that theme! More danger, more relational tension (and not just sexual but political), a more intense mystery, more characters, and more of Irene being her badass self! After finishing I just HAD to know if another book was coming (pictured). Now I cannot wait until January 2020!!! *girly squeals*

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The Mortal Word | Genevieve Cogman
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Starting book 5. Easing into it since I‘m going on vacation and idk how much time I‘ll have to read. Though, I am already excited with a change in relationship between main characters. *girly squeals*

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The Lost Plot | Genevieve Cogman
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5/5💚s

This quote from the book pretty much sums it up. Anything that could go wrong, went wrong. Conflict all over the place & Irene (main character) was there to “sort things out.” Somehow coming out on top in the end. It was an intense journey which FINALLY relieved some of that sexual tension, after building it up a ton more. Can‘t wait to read the next one in the series! *whew* I need a minute to de-tense after this one!

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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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TheBookDream I feel called out 2mo
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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Truth 🙌🏻 2mo
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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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SomedayAlmost Has this author been to parties of more than 12 people with me? 😉 2mo
QuoteQueen Haha, @SomedayAlmost ! I think she just watches me interact with anyone ever. 😜 2mo
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The Lost Plot | Genevieve Cogman
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The book gods favor me! Book 4 arrived early!!!! 😄🤩

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If that isn‘t a magnificent metaphor for anxiety‘s fear if something new then idk what is.

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Started this book for work a week or so ago (I‘m always reading one for work and one for fun) and thought I‘d dig in more while I await my fun book‘s delivery. 😊

So far I‘m loving the read especially its conversational feel and tie ins with science.

#therapistbooks

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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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#relatable

(Since I‘m waiting for book 4 I thought I‘d share some of my favorite quotes from book 1-3. Enjoy!)

Leniverse The first book was a kindle deal yesterday, at £.99 so now it is getting cozy in my SFF folder on my Kindle. It... tends to take years between acquiring a book and actually reading it. But I also hate waiting for books in an ongoing series, and prefer to wait until it is finished and then binge. ? 2mo
QuoteQueen @Leniverse I hate waiting for series too. Thankfully right now I‘m just waiting for a delivery. You got a good deal, but be prepared to buy the rest when you start reading. The kindle has sucked me into so many series with their deals. Lol 2mo
Leniverse Yes, but that's fair enough. Like the first book, buy the rest. Don't like the first book, nothing much lost. It's a bigger problem for me that I end up with so many unread books because I'm a magpie when I see a shiny offer. 😆 2mo
QuoteQueen @Leniverse haha, same here. 😂 2mo
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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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5/5💚s

So good I finished the book in 3 DAYS! 😱 & now sadly have to wait till Monday to have the next book delivered. Every aspect of the previous book was kicked up a notch, from relationship tension to action to badass bookness & magic. Even so, the plot thickens & the reader is left with even more mystery and suspense at the end of the book.

Monday better get here fast!!!!

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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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How I thought my day would go: haircuts, ice cream, new books

How my day really went: shopping waiting for haircuts, haircuts, ice cream, bookstore #1 no new books, child has accident, go home child changes, see a movie with child, child plays at mall play area, drive across town for dinner, check bookstore #2, one new book & 2 more I‘ll have to order online.

At least they had the 3rd book in a series, the one I really needed!

Time to dig in!

Tamra Never goes as planned. But you got a book! 2mo
QuoteQueen @Tamra and thankfully the one I needed! 2mo
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Superman: Dawnbreaker | Matt de la Pea
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3.5/5💚s

So this book in the DC Icons series was not as great as Wonder Woman: Warbringer. That said, it was still an enjoyable read. It was more feelings and internal conflict rather than action. You really got to see Clark‘s heart. Love that. I also loved that it focuses on minders issues and struggles related to immigration, humanity, equality, & acceptance of both self and others. 💚

(Pictured is the poster in the back of the book)

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Superman: Dawnbreaker | Matt de la Pea
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Started this one tonight. I was pleasantly surprised when I took off the dust jacket. 😊

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4/5💚s

I finished this book in under a week. 😳 That almost never happens. It‘s safe to say I was HOOKED & couldn‘t get enough of the characters & unique story line. This one contained creatures who thrive in fiction & stories, a daring rescue, & the avoidance of war. Definitely gripping w/ some sexual tension in the background (can‘t help but love some of that). Now I wish I had book 3. 😢 no such luck, I was ill prepared to finish so soon.

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I can‘t wait to get started!

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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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4/5💚s

Loved it so much I just HAD to get the 2nd book. I really enjoy the main character, Irene, and her interactions with others, especially her trainee, Kai. It was a mystery set in fantasy, and part of the mystery is also trying to understand wtf is going on. Lol. I didn‘t mind, it made it fun. Though I felt some stuff could have been fleshed out more as I felt something was missing...but maybe that‘s part of the mystery. 🤔

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The Hidden Power of F*cking Up | The Try Guys, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, Eugene Lee Yang, Ned Fulmer
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My newest adoption. 😍

CouronneDhiver Keith!! 3mo
QuoteQueen @CouronneDhiver I love his eat the menu videos 😂 3mo
CouronneDhiver Fried chicken 🍗 😋 Haha! 3mo
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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman

Stupid family needing dinner and me having to cook, interrupting my reading. *humph*

I‘m really enjoying this book!

ruskigurl16 😂😂 The struggle. 3mo
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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Relaxing outside after two days of vigorous yard work while the kiddos play in the water table and ride scooters.

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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Up next!

(She is slightly displeased I put a book in her snuggle area. Lol)

#catsoflitsy

Buchbeeg I am head over heels in love with this series! Have fun on your new adventure! 3mo
QuoteQueen Looking forward to it @Buchbeeg ! One of my kids picked it for me for Mother‘s Day so idk that I would have grabbed it on my own. They make awesome selections. 3mo
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PTSD | Guillaume Singelin
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4/5💚s

The artwork was lovely with the background coloration matching the mood of the story. The story follows a veteran home from war, abandoned by her government, and struggling. It‘s not until she gains a furry companion does she start to recover, abandoning pills & instead finding peace in community and helping others. The struggle she experiences is all too accurate in what many vets experience returning home with invisible wounds of war.

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PTSD | Guillaume Singelin
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Starting this while watching some younglings play outside.

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Progress Update:

I JUST finished part 2 (seconds before this post). Maycember has hit hard heat so I‘ve been finding little times to read but not nearly enough!

Random thought: new interns would benefit greatly from this book!

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Mating in Captivity | Esther Perel
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5/5

This book was an excellent read! It takes an expanded look at our views of sex w/in relationships, questions the narratives we've been told, normalizes sexual fantasy & difficulty in keeping the flame alive in relationships, & offers suggestions on how to reignite your erotic self with your partner!

Full review here: https://sisulumicounseling.com/2019/05/18/book-review-mating-in-captivity-unlock...

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Beginning this for my 2nd book club read while Flower ensures her hoomans are safely playing outside.

#MIPP #MIPPbookclub #therapistbooks #catsoflitsy

JohannaRose She is so cute!! 😻😻 4mo
Stacypatrice This looks like a good one!! 4mo
QuoteQueen @Stacypatrice I am 50 pages in and am really enjoying this book! It‘s a brilliant look into therapy; both as a therapist and a client. 4mo
Stacypatrice @QuoteQueen - I put it on my reading list 🙃 4mo
QuoteQueen @Stacypatrice awesome! 😊 4mo
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4.5/5💚

I bought this book on Tues & finished it Sat. It‘s an easy read with both humor and honest stories of embarrassing & difficult moments in life. This book examines some of the lies women believe and how the author discovered them & got through them. At times some of what she wrote about made me think of #Stoicism & I wondered if maybe she is a congenital #Stoic. I participated enjoyed the honesty & advice in the book.

#therapistbooks

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I tried so hard not to adopt a new book today (since I‘ve adopted 2 others this week already!) but this one practically jumped into my bag! (Fitting, as my bag had Belle on it 😂).

Idk when I will be able to read it but now it will be readily available to me at any time!

#philosophy #Stoic #Stoicism #therapistbooks

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Reading this for a #therapist book club!

#therapistbooks

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Spaceship Next Door | Gene Doucette
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5/5💚

It started slow, which is fine with me bc you get a good feel for the characters before ship hits the fan (😂). The main character is a sarcastic witty delight, though the books is not spent entirely focused on her. The aliens are incredibly unique & I loved them, even if some of their abilities totally freak me out (not gonna spoil how, but I‘m going to quietly curse my 8yo who keeps unknowingly doing this to me).

Now I gotta find book 2

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Spaceship Next Door | Gene Doucette

This books got me like 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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Spaceship Next Door | Gene Doucette
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Since I ran out of SAOP books I thought I would venture away from the anime/manga realm to test getting back into the swing of reading. 😊 My 8yo got this book for me, so I can‘t wait to see how well she knows me. 😉

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5/5💚s

This is the first 2 parter in the series, aka CLIFFHANGER. In fact it‘s a CLIFFHANGER OF CUTENESS as Kirito & Asuna fall asleep holding pinkies. 😍 The growth of their “partnership” is not all this volume holds. In it you‘ll experience a murder attempt, quest alterations, & more mystery on why or how the game acts & responds to the players of Aincrad. My chest hurts a little finishing this book and NOT having the next volume in hand! 😩😭

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4.5/5💚s

This book provides 7 principles which help make relationships successful. Based on research, it provides information, assessments, & exercises couples can do at home to strengthen their relationship. However it had limitations as all research does. For a full review, see my blog here:
https://sisulumicounseling.com/2019/04/12/book-review-the-seven-principles-for-m...

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Onto volume 5!

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4.5/5💚s

In this book you see the beginnings of the PK guild Laughing Coffin, though it‘s not named yet, and the start of their beef with Kirito. The seeds of love between Asuna and Kirito are also starting to sprout with more affection and opening up with each other. 💚

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Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities | Jill Freedman (M.S.W.), Jill, M. S. W. Freedman, Gene Combs
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‪The poll ended in a tie so I had my 4yo son choose the tie breaker! Starting this beauty and enjoying a tasty breakfast at my happy place. ‬

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Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities | Jill Freedman (M.S.W.), Jill, M. S. W. Freedman, Gene Combs
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I need a new book to read for “work” and to better enhance my work with clients. I have 3 I‘d love to read and can‘t decide. Please help by following my Twitter link and voting in my poll. Ends in 9ish hours!!!

#philosophy #stoic #stoicism #Aristotle #narrativetherapy #mft #therapy #therapist #counseling #thegoodlife

https://twitter.com/sisulumi/status/1109944300476026883?s=21

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4/5💚s

Another exciting adventure taking place on the fourth floor of Aincrad. A second appearance by the dark elf Kizmel and a sea battle to protect the dark elves from forest elf invasion. This book focuses much on quests working the game of death and the growing closeness of Kirito and Asuna.

(Pic is artwork on the back of the book). 😊

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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Banana or tomato
2. Tagged book or The Witches (which I still need to finish 😬)
3. Captain America: Theater of War - brought me to tears and I feel even more in love with Cap. #FanWife
4. As a licensed marriage & family therapist working with couples and doing sex therapy. 💚

Eggs 💕 Captain America! 6mo
Texreader Team Cap! ❤️💙❤️ 6mo
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Hoping to start this one later today!