Friday night ♡
Friday night ♡
I got talked into one of these pairs of glasses at the eye doctor from the receptionists. Which one do you think they chose for me/which one would you choose?? I'm nervous!! I hope I like it when they come in.
Curating a list of Mysteries and Cozy Mysteries for my October book club's poll. I figure, who better to ask then all of you Littens!! So favorite mysteries, cozies, even true crime!!! That you think would be good for a MOMS Club Book Club :)
Oh my goodness @PatriciaU !!! I am feeling so spoiled. What an amazing #CozySwap package!!!! FOUR BOOKS?! THANK YOUUUU. They all look so absolutely fun. And the scarf, shirt, socks, tea, story sticky notes, and vintage library cards are SO fun. Also, that bag, it ZIPS!! That is marvelous. Thank you so much. ♡♡♡♡
Thank you @Avanders for such a perfect fall swap!!
I'm very excited for the #LitsyLoveWinterSwap
1.) Yes it is!
2.) Bookmarks ♡ Book logs ♡ Stationary ♡ Everything ha! ♡
3.) Candles, socks, book bags, book related paraphernalia
4.) CHOCOLATE. I am sadly allergic to dairy and soy so it has to be dairy/soy free. But I looooove chocolate!
I'm easy going!!!
@Kaylamburson I'd love to know your answers though I already thoroughly stalked your Litsy and I'm pretty sure I know what I'm getting you 🤣
1.) A favorite cozy Mystery series set in Savannah, GA. I'm currently reading this but I think I'll have to push the rest off until October. So many books to read this month 😅 but anyway. My favorite part of living in Georgia is that Savannah is only 2.5 hours away!
2.) Hot. Muggy. Bleh.
3.) The one where the guy talked THE WHOLE TIME. Tim 🙄
4.) Both! One 🐶 One 🧒🏼
5.) @AkashaVampie ♡♡♡
This morning I just want to read something cozy. I woke up at midnight with an anxiety attack and I'd just gotten back to sleep when my little guy woke up at 4 and started throwing up. He's been doing so every hour since. We are off to a rough start of the school year and he isn't even in public school 🤣 we just catch things from friends with older kiddos in school. Oh well. Builds the immune system... right? For now? Tea and this relaxing book.
We started our first day of Homeschool Pre-K yesterday! I think it is going to be a total blast. The curriculum I chose (The Peaceful Preschool) uses lots of fun books based around a letter of the alphabet each week(s). This week we are reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, Ten Apples Up On Top, and any alphabet book. We will also bake an apple crisp together at the end of the week after using 10 apples to count and sort. Such fun!
1. I love reading Halloween books with my little guy in the Fall :)
2. Yes! We are going to Savannah in October. Definitely a happy place of mine. And one of my favorite Cozy Mysteries is set there!
3. I just started homeschool Pre-K yesterday with Jonathan. He LOVED it. I'll have to post his picture.
@TheAromaofBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87 @Crazeedi
Ooooo I also meant to post last night (why life, are you so busy this week?) that I received my #cozyswap package. I also mailed mine out yesterday but forgot a picture at the post office. I do have the tracking number if it becomes necessary. :) So very excited about this swap!!!
Cuddles and reading a new book this morning. Not a bad way to start Tuesday :)
@Avanders My #CozySwap box is ready to be mailed out tomorrow!! I had fun packing it all up. I can't wait for the 23rd!!! Will update again once I've taken it to the Post Office.
Thank you for all your hard work. This has been my favorite swap so far!!
(The tagged books have nothing to do with the box haha!)
1. Just. For so many reasons.
2. Brooklyn 99, Superstore, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Schitt's Creek, How I Met Your Mother.... I really like shows that make me laugh.
3. Probably eggs! Or leftover dinner. Or a combo of the two.
4. United States EST. So 7:18 am as I write this.
5. Green Someone
@howjessreads #FriyayIntro yay! This was fun :) thank you!
I'm tagging my favorite Cozy Mystery of the year so far. Favorite actual book is just too hard to discern.
@Millesent is a newer Litten and we have bonded over the tagged book/series. :)
Litsy is my happy social media place. Real book lovers that you can talk books and life with, send cards and letters to, and generally nerd out over things together. I really love it.
Congrats @GrilledCheeseSamurai #SixDigitSamurai
After the last 13 days of everyone trading sicknesses (my little guy is now sick again 🤦🏼♀️🙃) I'm settling in to respond to some lovely #LitsyLove mail. Thank you @Stacypatrice @litenthusiast @TheAromaofBooks @Lovesbooks87 and @amiekreger
I will mail my responses out today!! :)
My little guy is sick, I barely slept all night. A bunch of the kids in my MOMS Club are sick. 'Tis the Season 🙃 but I don't mind all the extra reading time!
An afternoon on the porch reading new #LitsyLove mail (thanks Jessica!), responding to #LitsyLove mail, and reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.
My first ever #LitsyLove mail will go out tomorrow!! ♡ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87
It has been an incredibly long couple of weeks so taking today to read (and clean and make a trip to the library but that's for later.) Almost finished this book in one sitting last night but got too sleepy. So I'm excited to finish it today and get the next two in the series from the library!!
Love these two more than I can say.
Little one, may you always feel loved and safe and cozy whenever you're read to or you read. May you find comfort and joy in the pages of a book.
Ha! My little guy is an avid "reader" but is very gentle of spirit and "dark" things scare him. I bring home graphic novels from the library occasionally and he has been looking through Lumberjanes but sometimes gets scared so has been "forbidden" to read it. I found him tucked away in a corner looking through it. ?? Reading problems start young in this household. ??♀️ (Too cute!!!)
Thank you so much for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♡♡
1. I mean. Sugary food. It can make my blood sugar go crazy or make my mood swing. But I just LOVE my gluten free brownies, cookies, cake, etc 😅
2. Oooo. Hmmm... My planner I think. It is FINALLY a planner I love haha.
3. Tagged :)
4. @Crazeedi Sorry if you have already done it. I'm just getting on Litsy for the day :)
Thanks for the questions @jenniferw88 !!! :)
1. Actually quite open to either!! Give me a lovely setting and I'm game.
2. Marple ♡
3. I need to read more cozies. So just bring on whatever!
4. Yes! I like rings a lot :)
5. Navy (probably not really a fall color 😂), yellow, ivory, and orange.
Trigger Warning: Pregnancy Loss
A year ago today we took a trip to Savannah, GA because I had miscarried our baby. Those pictures showed up today. This morning I took a pregnancy test. It was negative. Feeling a lot of emotions but trying to be kind to myself. Sometimes life is hard. And sad. And full of loss.
Journaled about what I'm grateful for and Litsy popped up. Thank you for being a good community. ♡
@MrBook posted earlier about book lights. I love them! I use mine every night almost. One of my favorite ways to read. Reminds mr of when I was in junior high and high school and my parents would get SO mad at me for staying up late to read. 😂 I can only hope my problem with my little guy is up past bedtime book reading. 😉
Congrats @Crazeedi on getting over 50,000 Litfluence. You are an incredible part of this community. ♡
My favorite childhood summer memory is floating in our backyard above ground pool on a big floatie and reading books all day long. It was my little introvert paradise :)
Finished this morning but then had to run errands. Really good! A teeny bit creepier than I normally read (and I know for most of you this is not creepy at all 😂) I enjoyed the characters and the New York setting and well as the other settings. I was hooked and interested almost the whole time. Melancholy ending... to find out another in the series is coming out in January! Makes sense 😏
@AkashaVampie posted this lovely collage for Book Lovers Day!!! I thought it was perfect and the sunburn meme made me chuckle out loud! :)
Happy Book Lovers Day indeed!! I used to read obsessively when I was a young girl through high school and it could feel really lonely to not be able to share that magic with anyone else. Litsy is such a huge blessing now that I'm nearing my 30s. There are book lovers like me!! Love to you all!
1. Outdoor in spring, summer, and autumn, indoor when it is winter!
2. Water because I'm boring hahaha. I love a good Topo Chico 😍
3. I saw someone say Greece and yes! Ever since I read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I've wanted to go to Santorini.
4. A lady never tells. But I'm not much of a lady 😂 pink floral!!
5. Yes! 🌸
We love our local libraries 💕 #librarylove
Thank you @Crazeedi for the fun tag! :)
1.) Compassion and Patience
3.) I have FB friends that were my little besties in kindergarten. But we haven't really connected since I moved from our hometown 11 years ago. And then my husband knows me best... my best friend of 11 years knows me second best 💕😍
4.) Anyone and everyone!!!
Ending the day with a cup of tea and my MOMS Club Book Club read. I just took over as Book Club Coordinator and for the month of August I had them vote on genre (they chose YA) and then the book. And The Hazel Wood is the winner! Which is great because I bought it several months ago and haven't gotten around to it until now. Ha!!
We are at the tail end of a weeks long road trip from Georgia to Idaho and now heading back to Georgia. While in Idaho my husband and I had our first night away together since our son was born 4 years ago. We of course made it to a bookstore and my sweet man bought me this book as a surprise. I'm really enjoying the bit I've been able to sneak in. ♡
I miss all of you Littens so much!! It's been a long several months. Some good things. Some hard things. I haven't had the bandwidth for anything extra (though still a fair chunk of reading.) Hoping to get back on a little more often because this group of readers is so encouraging to me. I hope you have all been well!!! ♡
Starting this today. I never attended camp as an adolescent but I worked at camps in college and professionally for awhile. It was a true highlight of my life. (Though the worst experience of my life also happened while I was working at a camp 🤷🏼♀️) I can't wait to dive in!
Did you ever attend camps? Work at them? Fond memories? Terrible memories?
I meant to post this a few days ago (but my husband returned from his deployment so we have been very busy!) So excited!! I just have a couple of little things to get and then my package will be ready to go to my recipient!
I love Christie Purifoy and I'm so happy to be reading an advanced copy of Placemaker. Hoping this stirs around the embers in my heart this cloudy, melancholy day.
My seasonal depression has been a little rough these past few weeks. Some days I'm just so tired I can't even deal with the internet "world." But I've been steadily reading. This macabre book was interesting to read and led to more than one nightmare. The counterpart of the World's Fair was interesting. You could tell the author was passionate about the fair. A few too many details for my taste and I'm not usually a reader of true crime.
Congratulations @TheReadingMermaid What an incredible Litfluence!! And it is mighty nice of you to help your books find new homes haha!
My favorite genre is probably kid lit. Or memoir. Just depends on my mood :)
If you don't already follow Tamara you need to! She is so nice and hosts great swaps. Congrats again!!
Breaking the kid lit cycle (mostly because I've finished a bunch of the ones on my TBR the last three days) with this book. Has anyone read it before or anything like it??